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PostSubject: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeWed May 01 2013, 22:05

I decided to start a new thread about this cause I'm treating it more as a one off project and I'm not sure whether I'll be painting it for my Coven or Cult forces.

My biggest complaint about most Dark Eldar Quad Gun conversions I've seen is that either they are way to over the top or they clearly look like a slap dash gluing of random parts. I wanted mine to be functional, make sense and clearly have the Dark Eldar aesthetic.

It's made from a Eldar Support Weapon chassis, a Dark Eldar Ravager sponson and some sliced and diced Dark Lances, Heat Lances and Disintegrators. Some Raider trophy spikes and Talos sensor spikes were added to complete the DE feel.


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Next up Defence Lines!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeWed May 01 2013, 22:10

OMG! I was planning to do something similar but using some Bright Lance Turrets from Forgeworld on the sides.

Very Nicely Done!
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeWed May 01 2013, 22:24

Nice job - that must have emptied the old bits box Very Happy

I'm both jealous and inspired by that

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeWed May 01 2013, 23:10

Love it. Gotta give it a try. I have so many spare dark lance bits and guardian weapon platforms lying around. Great post.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 01:32

Cool Stuff.

I have to say that you've inspired me to dig through my bitz box to see what cool defensive gun emplacements that I can concoct.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 01:32

Yup, awesome sauce here. I like the bulk of it; it retains a functional look that is truly nice Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 09:04

Love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 09:14

Great work, looks very well built and designed! Will you be making defense line for it as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 10:52

Looks good, but I'm not really to keen on the support platform part, just doesn't seem to mesh thoroughly for me.
While looking at it the idea did come to me of cutting off the platforms forward wings, leaving the interior circle area and the rear that you turned to the front, then splicing in either the back end of the Venom, or maybe the rear end of a Reaver.

Also I think you might be a good person to ask about this, and can maybe give it a try for me before I actually do it myself. I thought of reversing the color scheme of my Kabal for the vehicles. since mine are supposed to be stealth type urban warfare guerrillas, a smoke screen would be appropriate on the vehicle itself. So my idea was to paint the vehicle in gray, and possibly using some stretched out cotton balls or something similar, mesh them really tight to the hull, spray it black, allow it to dry and then peel away the cotton.

I can definitely think of one drawback to this process and that will be loose cotton hairs still being stuck to the model, so maybe I should peel the cotton away while it's wet, so as to have less sticking, and if it smears a bit I doubt it would make a big difference overall.

what do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 12:56

As usual all your work si fantastic.

I am actually working on a simulare Quad Gun on platform. But thats for my Eldar force. Not made anything for DE yet as I have only fielded ADL and Quad gun with them once.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 16:27

Thanks everyone for the compliments, yes I will be making defense lines. I'm working out the details for that now.

@Synn. I certainly foresee a painty cotton mess with that technique. I would say try it out on a test model first to see if it works. Like an old tank or something junky.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 16:30

The gun set up looks great. I think you have a winner there.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Defences   Dark Eldar Defences I_icon_minitimeThu May 02 2013, 22:14

this is the best thing i have seen in dark eldar history since your dais conversion -tears-

also, how would the new raider side armour look as defense lines after some chopping and greenstuff?
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