I wanted to have some Raven fighters in my army for the big Apocalypse game coming up this month, but
A) I didn't have $70 or so to drop per Raven (I'm wanting to use 3)
b) The forgeworld model is horribly dated in comparison to the new Dark Eldar range.
So being both a graphic designer and a papercrafter, I set out to redesign the Raven using the Razorwing as an inspiration and the old forgeworld raven as a guideline.
And this is what I have to show for my work so far. I'm pleased with the way it achieved both my goals of reflecting the new design aesthetic while still bearing similarities to the old model and only takes up two sheets of card stock to boot. The rules here do not allow me to post the templates (though there may be a bit of leniency for it being a new design and not a replica of a GW kit), but I'm willing to share them with anyone who wants to take a stab at building them.
I've been designing and building paper models for some of my Dark Eldar stuff for a while now including Venoms and Razorwings, though my objective isn't to jip GW by any means. I tend to build the models, play them in my army for a bit, then slowly replace them with plastic kits as I go along. It is a great way to be able to play full size games without having to drop a lot of money all at once though.
But back to the main point, I'd like to know what other people here think of the Raven redesign?