Armorman's Dark Eldar Venom build

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  1. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    I started this build back in January and stalled it to get the titan completed. I still have some work to do (like a figure and base...), but here it is so far.

    Model by: Newobmij

    Modifications:

    Added raised detail, recessed detail, grillwork.

    Cut out the latticework on the platform.

    Layered the detail on the guns

    Removed flat cannon from the bottom of the Venom and scratched a rolled barrel replacement.

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  2. terrinecold

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    Nice. The details and in particular the grillwork make it look better than mine.
    I wonder if the belly slats would have looked better if you had blackened their edges.
  3. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    The slats are tinted yellow-green, the lighting just wiped it out. If there was any change I would make to the model, it's that area as the slats are supposed to be on a beveled surface making a gutter for the cannon and gun; and not flat with slats.

    BTW, If you ever do decide to cut out the grating, one of the patterns need to be flipped to line up properly (found that out AFTER I was finished cutting it all out) and make sure you reserve some time in a nice padded cell after you complete it. ;)
  4. lehcyfer

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    Nice little fellow (though I should rather write nasty little fellow) :)
  5. terrinecold

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    same as mine we need to add figures of Dark Eldar warriors hanging from them
  6. Zathros

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    Man that's awesome!! :)
  7. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Couldn't wait to show you....still a WIP.


    Got the base built and the venom mounted with gunner...just need to finish the gunner's armor and helmet plus a few details. Sorry for the blurry pics.

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    Now that really makes it come to life. Is the orange thing next to the base the light source? How did you make the explosion?
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see something other than Imperial arms. Nicely built venom, That lattice work I assume, requires a very sharp #11 blade, and if it is X-Acto, probably 3 blades to finish it, if it does not rip some of the lattices when it gets dull. Good job Armorman.
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    Man that is just too cool!
  11. Zathros

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    Bombs now!! Too Cool! :)
  12. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Terrin:

    The explosion is hot glue and transparent paint.

    Silver:

    3 blades for the whole thing, only one rip in the latticework (top and bottom).

    Thanks, everyone! :)

    I hope to have finish shots up soon.
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    whats the little orange thing by the base? is it a power supply of some sort for the flame light?

    great lookin model!!
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    What a fantastic job
  15. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    akron:

    that is the power supply. I got a $1 LED finger light from Joann Fabrics that they carry around halloween, soldered on a wire extension to the LED, plugged it into the explosion, and there ya have it.


    BTW, I meant to write that the explosion was HOT glue NOT WHITE glue...
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    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Final pics plus a turnaround of the gunner...now on to the Talon....

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    one more pic...

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    Splendid effect :)
    Is the rider and weapon a plastic one or from paper ?
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    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    the gunner and the weapons are all paper as well as the base and the vehicle.
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    Again, that is one aspect of modelling that I have problems with, figures. The weapons are not much of a problem but figurines at that scale are hard on the eyes and my fingers are a bit too thick. Good job on both the figure and the gun platform.:thumb: