Eldar Wave Serpent

Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by silveroxide, May 9, 2013.

  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking in and for the comments guys. There are a few more techniques to come this way but be patient, they are almost here.


    So here we have the making of the turret. Here I used the spacklling compound. This one depicted, is a celluloid base. There is another spackling compound but it is a putty base and stays soft. The sides will be placed on later in the build since I have to drill a hole and if the side was up, it could get damaged. The next posting will cover how the turret twin cannons are construted. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your kick butt, perfect instruction, excellently executed models, are starting to piss me off!! :)
  3. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    As long as you do a number one, it is ok. You do a number two, I might start to worry about you.:twisted:


    And now for more techniques and modeling tricks. The main housing of the cannons and the barrels are made by using regular bond paper. If you use heavier weight paper, it will tend to wrinkle and split. Be sure to glue all of the surface of the paper strip. If you use the glue sparingly, there will be dry spots and when you sand or file the part, it will rip apart at that point. It will tend to be messy, so keep a paper towel or rag handy to keep your finger glue free. If you do not keep your fingers clean, the excess glue will attach to the surface of the model and create smudges. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:thumb:

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  4. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Oh, man I'm so not worthy! What a great job!
  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking in, I am glad that you have enjoyed the thread. The finish is almost here. I have place the finished photos over at dakkadakka.

    Here are some photos of the turret build. The eldar wave serpent by all accounts is finished at this junture but it needs more details. The plans do not call for a stand so that will be coming up shortly and the details for making the runes. Until then, see you all next posting.:thumb:

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
    The amount of work that you have put into this model really paid off in HUGE DIVIDENS, and it show!!!
    KUDOS TO YOU ON A FINE JOB WELL DONE!!!
  7. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kudos, but I still have a few more details and surprises coming up.

    This is the section where I build the feelers. The plans have them being glued at the end tip, but I went and cut them of and made an extension for the ends. This part was laminated into a raised end at the glue point. it will help to hold the cover in place when it is placed on the wing connection point. The cover also was forced into a cup shape by using the tweezer point but a small rounded dowel or paint brush end could be used. I forgot to show the bottom support bracket but it helped in shaping the position for the feelers so that they will not droop.

    Next on the build, will be a custom stand and finally the making of the runes.:thumb:

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  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    O.K., enough with the "I'm not so worthy" stuff, yes you are!:p

    @Silver, I don't get how the texture of the part seems different once your magical fingers touch them. Are you using
    VooDoo! :eek:
  9. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The wytches and warlocks use their mystic powers and help in construction.



    Here is the part on the base construction. Enjoy and see you all with the next posting on the making of the runes. The photos are slightly off sequence but they are numbered.

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  10. Rogerio Silva

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    OK, maybe I'm worthy, but that is some serious good job! Great thread, Silveroxide!
  11. Zeebeest

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    Hi,

    First of all, Very nice work!!!

    Secondly, perhapse a dumb question, but do any of you paint the models or is that not done on card models.

    Again, very nice work!
  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking in and enjoying my works. As for your coloring question. Many here build their models from the plans and the only coloring they do, is to the edges to cover the white edges that show. For this there are many different techniques, I use acrylic paints but some use markers, felt pens, color pencils, or any medium that will work. Now as for myself, If you check out my build threads, the majority of them are hand painted using acrylic paints..



    And now, the final sequence in the build thread. I hope that you have all enjoyed my build thread as much as I did in making it. If just one person learned something from my works, then it was well worth the effort. The next model is already in the works but I will not post until I am almost half way done with it. So until the next posting, enjoy and see you all around the forum.:wave::wave::wave:

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  13. terrinecold

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    Very nice bravo. Have you looked at newobmij new eldar flyers?
  14. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but there are so many models out there, that it is hard to make up my mind as to what to build next. Too many models and not enough time.