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Aeronautica Imperialis- Craftworld Eldar

 Post subject: Aeronautica Imperialis- Craftworld Eldar
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:06 pm 
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Greetings,

I wasn't exactly sure where to put this so I put it here.

I have always wanted an Eldar squadron for Aeronautica Imperialis. I was on the Forgeworld site trying to buy one the day or two before they announced that the Specialist Games were dead. Bad news, no Eldar air wing. Good news, I got to keep my money.

After self-sculpting my own Orks, Tau, Imperial PDF, Chaos forces, Dark Eldar, and Tyranids I finally decided to give the elusive Eldar a go. Here is the result so far....

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I self-sculpted 4 Phoenix bombers and 1 Nightshade fighter. These are made using garden variety Sculpey, some dental tools, clay shapers, files, and a paper template or two. I create them in layers and bake as to harden them.

I started with the versatile Phoenix Bomber because when armed with Starcannons, they can be pretty good fighters too. It is hard to pass up such versatility. Next up, I want to try some Nightwings for some more options and dedicated interceptors/fighters.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Work continues on the Craftworld Eldar Skyhost...

Nightwings
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I was really nervous about these guys. I had some setbacks putting together the main wing design and this is about my third attempt at it. I'm pretty happy how they turned out, but I would like the divide between the forward swept wing and the rear wing to be a bit more noticeable or pronounced. However, I am pretty happy with how they turned out as Eldar aircraft are not easy to make.

Ghost Spirit Fighters
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The rules for the Ghost are in the Grex Silex campaign booklet and the Airspace Compilation 3.1.

I really enjoyed putting together the Ghost spirit fighter. I wanted it to blend elements of all the currently known Eldar aircraft to look suitably Eldar. Therefore, I used a template for the Night Shade body, added the Nigthwing/Phoenix forked front, and used a tail piece similar to the Hemlock. I also wanted it to look like it was an unmanned drone so added the air intake along the top instead of a cockpit leading straight back into the engine nozzle. I liked how it came out.

The Corsair Sky Host
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Here is where the Skyhost currently stands. I think I will try to slap some paint on these. Hopefully, they will get a test run soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:48 pm 
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These are truly awesome. I salute your sculpting skills.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:51 pm 
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these look great, any larger picture?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:48 pm 
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Hi!

Wow, nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Aeronautica Imperialis- Craftworld Eldar
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:30 am 
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Here is where I am at with the Skyhost at the moment....

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I think they need a light black wash, and the front edge of the Nightwings' wings need some work. I am also thinking about painting the weapon pods bronze.

What do you think I should do?

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I love this thread

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