Skip to main content

Eldar Aegis Defense Line WIP 2

Just a quick update on my progress so far.

I have decided to scrap the use of foamboard and plan to cast the ends up in resin.  To make a master version, I chose oven-hardening clay and got to work.

That was my initial rough sculpt, but I didn't like it for several reasons, mostly because it wasn't immediately recognizable as Eldar.

So thinking about those things that are made of wraithbone and are large constructs, I got to thinking about Eldar vehicles.  One thing common on all of them are the grooves.  Also I thought about having the top piece more like the fins on the back of a guardian's backpack.

The field now eminates from the flat surface of the end pylon, and the grooves and shape just scream Eldar to me.

Steps left.
  1. Test plan for the short pieces of the Defense Line
  2. Cut more fields with less wavyness
  3. Finish Smoothing Surface
  4. Add Spirit Stones
  5. Buy a Resin Casting Kit
  6. Get to Casting
  7. ?????
  8. Profit
What do you think?

Also in my quest to build an Eldar Aegis Defense Line I did a lot of seaching for ideas.  While I have decided to keep my Force Shield idea, that doesn't mean there aren't other options out there.

Here are some links to a few
Awesome Plasticard and Greenstuff Defense line
This guy has some nice eldar terrain in progress
One using air-hardening clay that has a nice looking quad gun too.
Simple, Effective and not imperial looking

Bonus points if you laughed at the reference to the underpants gnomes.


  1. Looking good so far - I dig the new version of the wall end, definitely eldar-y!

  2. If you add some spirit stones like you said, they should be top notch.

    I think I have a White Dwarf that talked about making Eldar Terrain for Cities of Death. Ill be happy to snap some pics if you would like. Just let me know.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Building our Ruined Building Part 3

Welcome back,  we are ready to add some battle damage to our perfectly rectangular wall sections and get our ruined building finished up.

My tools used were a cordless drill with a 3/8" (10mm) bit and a pair of diagonal wire cutters.  Before I began, I coated all of the foam in PVA glue and a liberal dusting of sand.  I also coated the upper floors to add some texture.  I also used many pieces of cut up sprue to fill in the gaps where it might not be obvious that models were not supposed to be placed in that spot.  I took some pieces of sprue and used them to brace the upper floors.  Although the for sale sign was good thick plastic, it still flexed enough to concern me.  I used super glue to hold the sprue in place.  In the below view you can see the post added to support both levels.  A wire rope with knots was added for decoration.

You can see how the walls not have jagged edges and there are holes from shells drilled though the walls.  The amount of destruction is really a ma…

A look at some Citadel Paints

I was using some of my paints today and noticed something very interesting about the new paint range.  Not all of the pots are made equal.

If you look at #6, inside the blue circle is a cap hold upon device that uses friction to hold the cap open.  Its like a little rubber ramp.  Number 7, bought from the same store doesn't have it.  I bought 4 paints just recently and two had them and two didn't.  And it was random, I bought 2 base colors and only one had the ramp.  The layer I bought had one, but the technical primer did not.

Citadel Piants have 2 problems that I'll discuss:

1. A problem that arises with all of these paints is that when shaken up, a fair amount of paint sticks to the lid and then drips.  Where it drips depends on the cap design.  All of these caps are designed with an inner protrusion that is meant to direct the cap paint back into the bottle.  Lets look at them by type:
The inner protrusion fits snugly against the cap, so almost all of the paint drains …

A Ruined Manufactorum

It is finished.  Or wrecked?  Maybe completely wrecked?  Anyway, I have put enough details, paint etc on the second mega-terrain tile that it is certainly in playable condition.  Because I'm sure you want to get to the pictures, here they are:


More after the jump!