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The Shredder
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PostSubject: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 15:32

With the release of Corsairs, I'd like to try a Jetbike Prince. The problem is that I really don't like Jetbikes (neither ours nor any of the Eldar ones), or even bikes in general. No

Is there anything else I could use to represent a Jetbike HQ, do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 15:38

There's always "counts as". YOu could go with wings, or a skyboard, but I think at skyboard level you've got an issue with clashing.
If you're not a fan of bikes in general, how about a hovering platform/dais?
Or a beast of some kind. Cold One?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 15:43

@Squidmaster wrote:
YOu could go with wings

Do you think wings would be acceptable? If so, that's perfect - I just wasn't sure they'd be enough, if you see what I mean.

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or a skyboard

I think my main concern would be getting the bugger to fit on a skyboard. Wink

@Squidmaster wrote:
If you're not a fan of bikes in general, how about a hovering platform/dais?

Hmm, possibly. Do you have anything in mind?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 17:22

An "Aelf" chariot should be easy to convert into a small flying vehicle. There's even a flying one already.

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 17:35

I appreciate the thought, but I'm afraid I absolutely despise the high-elf aesthetics. Sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 17:58

@The Shredder wrote:
I appreciate the thought, but I'm afraid I absolutely despise the high-elf aesthetics. Sorry.

Well, there are Dark "Aelf" chariots too.

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Just put the platform alone on a flying base, add some thrusters in place of the wheel, and Malekith is your uncle.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 19:08

The aesthetics are definitely nicer with those, though still not what I'm looking for.

Also, aren't those a bit large (even without the mounts)? It just seems like they'd be better suited to Venom conversions, rather than a Jetbike.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 19 2015, 19:53

I could see them working without the mounts and being the right size.

Alternatively, floating chair? (kind of like the Tau character guy, but spikier and cool)
There's this excellent throne from Reaper:
http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/lich/sku-down/30010
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Maybe take the chair off of the plinth and stick it on a grav generator or set of thrusters?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 09:13

http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Dark-Elf-Dreadlord-on-Cold-One

You could use a cold one if you're into that.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 09:33

What about lizardmen terradons? That kit is pretty sweet

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 09:41

@colinsherlow wrote:
What about lizardmen terradons? That kit is pretty sweet

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 10:03

Terradons would work well for an Exodite-themed army. But for Corsairs?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 16:45

There are all kinds of pirates

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 19:49

Back in the day we used to make "character bikes" by putting weapons platforms on flying bases and gluing a slotted base to them.  By not gluing the model into the base he could be removed and used on foot - which worked out pretty well 10+ years ago but would be primitive by today's standards.  You could easily improve on that method though, using magnets and the wide choice of plastic bits available via ebay etc.

I'd even argue you really don't have to stay within eldar limits here.  In general, pirates tend to take whatever weapons and vessels they can and convert them to for their own use.  Despite being technologically superior, Eldar pirates would likely be just as desperate and creative.

I have a couple of the anti-grav sleds from the space wolf chariot kit I was thinking about using (which would royally cheese off my regular space wolf opponent Twisted Evil ), but something like a tech'd up disc of tzeentch might work too; especially since they count as jet-bikes to begin with.  Plus corsairs tend to lack the normal eldar wisdom/aversion regarding chaos.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 20:46

I've also seen some pretty good looking conversions with weapons platform bases

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 20:49

Wow. Those are really nice.

Any idea what they used to make those psychic blasts?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 20 2015, 21:40

The effects around the staves look sculpted (green/white/grey stuff, probably over wire), but the 2 "cone" type ones look like they might have been done with super glue and an accelerator over a shape.  It's not a technique that gets used much any more because of the availability of the putties, but you can do some interesting fluid effects with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 23 2015, 04:48

Interesting, I may try it
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 23 2015, 21:52

What about sculpting some sort of alien as mount or converting those disks of Tzeetch (or however the hell its spelt). I saw raging heros have done a version that should be released next year they call them stingrays

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 23 2015, 22:36

Those are awesome. I'm going to buy the female Incubbi!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 23 2015, 22:37

@Nyx_Necrodragon wrote:
What about sculpting some sort of alien as mount

I fear my sculpting skills are not up to that task. That Stingray model looks nice though.

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or converting those disks of Tzeetch

I'd like to try some sort of eldritch disk, but I don't really like either of GW's ones. The chaos lord one is a bit dull, and the other one is a bit too, well, tzeentch-y.

Is there anything else I could use or convert into an eldritch-y disk?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 23 2015, 23:32

Have you seen the new 'Gaunt Summoner' one? What do you think of that? You can always scratch build one, if you get say a summoning circle and stick some clay at the bottom in a vaguely wisp-like and boom your done, worst comes to worst I could give it a try for you

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 24 2015, 15:44

@Nyx_Necrodragon wrote:
Have you seen the new 'Gaunt Summoner' one? What do you think of that? You can always scratch build one, if you get say a summoning circle and stick some clay at the bottom in a vaguely wisp-like and boom your done, worst comes to worst I could give it a try for you

That seems like a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 13 2016, 04:06

God I love those Toughest Girls Stingray Riders!

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PostSubject: Re: Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike   Jetbike Character... without a Jetbike I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 13 2016, 05:45

I do as well, they are quite nice
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