Eldar Wave Serpent

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  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I downloaded newobmij's eldar wave serpent. Instructions a lacking for the build so I will make a build thread for it. You can find the download here on Armorman's thread http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170912&page=17 scroll down and almost at the bottom of page 17, you will see the PDF download. As usual, I tend to embellish my models and this will be no exception. There are some fit problems and some structural differences, the main one is in that the curved wings should fold down, but if you do, then you will have fit problems with the bottom engine structure. The cockpit does not lay back on the front glacis and the weapons under the cockpit is over the front intake. With the cockpit in the postion depicted in my build, it would fit great with the Farseers grav tank. That is the one with a head that looks like the BSG Cylon raider. So here is the start of the build. The first photos, is where I am at the moment. The second, is the creators photos which I used for the build reference.

    I have been absent from the forums with a builders block, but I am back and I will finish the San Salvador hybrid. Enjoy and see you all around the forum.:wave::wave::wave:

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I am glad to see that you are back to building models again.
    I think that enhancing any kind of model that you build has been your "TRADEMARK" for quite some time, and we have grown to expect it from you (which is a good thing of course). All of your threads are a GREAT learning tool (for any level of modeler. This, I am certain will be no different).

    I will be following (and quite certainly enjoying) this thread.
  3. zathros

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    Wow!! That looks really good! :)
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. This model is almost done, it is just the minor details and editing of the photos to do for your enjoyment.

    The build continues with the enhancements which start from here on. Enjoy and see you around the forum with the next installment to come soon.:wave:

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    Geez Silver, a lot of work for a hole! You getting old too? :)
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    It's a joy seeing all this come together. Great step-by-step pics!
  7. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    And this only the first hole, there is another one like it to do.

    Thanks for looking in. The process, is to show that it can be done, even with the intricate curvatures of the Eldar Vehicles.



    So here is another sequence on the build. The engine construction is on and greebles are made. The enhanced parts are laminated sections except the the grills, which are made from regular heavy paper, 110lbs here in the U.S. Enjoy and more photos are being edited for the next posting.

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    More on the engine pods and the down thrusters. So far so good and more is in store. See you all next posting.:wave:

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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    As always, TOP NOTCH detailing at its finest.

    It is not that you add detail, but the way that you add the detail and the extra steps you take, that have always inspired me and my work.
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    Thanks for the compliment Rhaven. As mentioned in many of my build threads, If just one person learned something from it, then it was well worth the posting.



    The main body of the Grav Tank is finished, now I am working on the turret. The final part, will be the feelers that stick out from the wings. this will be done last so as not to damage them while working on the details. The turret is a challenge. I modified the it somewhat but that is for another posting. In the meantime, here is the next batch of photos for your pleasure. Enjoy and see you all around the forum.:wave:

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The work on the Wave Serpent continues. The bottom of the Grav Tank is taking shape and the extra greebles and stuff is coming out better than I planned. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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    So the work continues, The upper part is laminated with parts from the extra parts sheet. I hand colored the red parts to give it a richer color contrast. There various finger print marks but some will be covered by extra plates or lamination and the others will be colored. For the curvature on the upper wings, there is a thin spine that curves around the contour and that is why there is a crest on the curved wings. To make this happen, I had to cut a slit in one of the forward plates but this will not show up, since it will be covered with the extra laminated plate. By laminating the plates, it is thick enough that it will cover the the rib and make the plate fall smooth over the primary skinning. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:thumb:

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    So far it is taking shape. I am working on a display base for it and the model is finished. The only thing left, is to edit the photos for your enjoyment.

    The first photo is the finished model sans the jewel runes and the base. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:thumb:

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The model is finished, and now the photo editing is left to do. Enjoy and see you all next posting.

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  15. Rhaven Blaack

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    I really like the work and detail that you are putting into this project. The final outcome is well worth the effort.
    It is really coming together beautifully.
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    Thanks, I am pleased with the outcome. As mentioned before, the Wave serpent is finished with the exceptions of those runes. It has a different stand that compliments the finished model but those items are still a bit out for now but they are coming. The numbers are slightly off again in the sequence but here are some side and under views of the grav tank..:wave:

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    Another update on the Wave Serpent. This time it is on the chin mounted double liked guns. Ebjoy and I will be back with more guns.:thumb:

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    More on the weapons system. The main part for this section, is the use of paper sticks (Paper ears swabs). I could have used wooden dowels and shaped them but I opted for paper, which I treated like a wooden dowel and sanded the pieces carefully so as to not rip the paper strips. There is more to come and I took care of the raised runes but that will be for another posting.:thumb:

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  19. Rhaven Blaack

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    The weapons system looks FANTASTIC!!!
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    Overwhelming!