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What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Want to show off your painted figures? Got a cool conversion? Need some ideas?

what do you like best

Poll ended at Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:08 pm

wing A.
1
8%
wing B.
1
8%
wing C.
3
23%
wing D.
1
8%
wing E.
0
No votes
jetpack 1.
1
8%
jetpack 2.
5
38%
jetpack 3.
1
8%
 
Total votes : 7

What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:08 pm

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i have been planning for a long time to do a little kit to convert my old static plastic guardians into corsairs.
above is an image for the jetpack and wings and i would like your input.

the idea is to make a master and then try my hand at casting them.......... it might all go honorably wrong but i am going to have fun trying and it is good to reuse old miniatures in new ways :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby Spack » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:18 pm

They all look pretty good, but I've cast my votes. Make sure you do plenty of WIP photos when you start this going, I'll be watching with anticipation. Might spur me into getting my Eldar out again (or any of my 40k stuff!).
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:07 pm

I will try to and thanks for the vote :).
It will probably evolve as it goes along but good to have a aim. Will have to get the heavy weapons 3d printed I think as they will be a bit to advanced for me to sculpt by hand but wing first :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:07 pm

ok chaps i was having a little play with some plasticard i had to see what it was like to work with. it cuts better than i thought and you can score the thicker stuff and then snap it nice and clean.

the stuff i have here is to thick to use as a base as it is 2-3mm so i need to get 1mm thick i think and layer it for the effect i want thought the exact end result is yet to be decided. it will be small and fiddly but fun i feel :)

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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:05 pm

Thank you very much for all your votes :)
I will tally them up with with other results i have gathered but I can see it is a tight contest between wings b and c with jet pack 2 out right winner hands down lol. Already started trying things out and will post that on here soon as I can :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:27 pm

Well I got all the results in and wing B won by 1 vote over wing C so I might have to a bit of both. Jetpack 2 won hands down so while that is good it will take a bit of creative thinking as I think it will be a pig to cast lol.
Anyway I got a little test work done on a wing B yesterday lunch time as it looked like it was a contender and was easier to cut out than wing C.
I got hold of some 1mm thick plasticard and found that is ideal for the main wing section but it becomes too thick when I put the wing frames on so now I can.

A: stick it on and sand it down
B: try my hand and some green stuff on there
C: etch the frame pattern on the wing
D: but the frame out of 2mm thick plasticard and stick them together.

I might have a little go at all of them and see how it works out

Here is the progress shots from yesterday lunchtime

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And a little progress update from today as well :D

Wing C is just imposable to cut out (at work anyway) at this scale with the tools I have to hand but could try bringing in my pin vice drill.

I have tried hand sculpting the wing frame wiht some green stuff and that has turned out ok so might to that way for the moment until I hit another potential snag lol

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will let it cure before i trim it down a bit and sand it flatter as well as sorting out the other side :D
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby Socaddict » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:34 pm

suggestion - look into thinner pcard?

I knot its available and 0.5mm, 0.25mm and even 0.10mm...
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:39 pm

good suggestion and i will have to pop into the local hobby shop to see if they got any :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:52 pm

So the jetpack part is taking form

Started off by cutting a 5x5mm bit of 2mm thick plasticard as the basis. This has helped a lot I must say
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Then I used a file to create the dents and then used green stuff to get the shape and increase its depth. I have no moved onto the other side that attaches to the guardian.

It is a fair bit from finished but all in all I am pleased with the progress.

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As you can see the wing can glued in a folded or up positions as required.
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Wing part C is proving to be a pain in the bottom as this scale cutting the curved vains is proving difficult even on 1mm thick stock, was planning on cutting it out and then using green stuff to make it curved but might have to cut out the very basic shape and then use green stuff to define it but I am beginning to think this is a lot more hassle than it is worth.

i decided to stick with green stuff for the wing frame for wing B as it is easier and more forgiving to work with not to mention easier to cut once cured.
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:22 pm

Ok so as you can see I have progressed a bit.
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The main jetpack is done but details need to be added.
Rather than get an expensive reprint of an amended shuriken cannon I decided to fix the issues I had old one with some bit I cut from an spar plastic one I had laying around.
Seeing as I am somewhat low on money at the moment I might have to hold off casting the stuff but I can use the time to smarten some things out and add detail not to mention give wing set C a go
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i would love some suggestions and advise specially on casting. i plan on using something called liquid blu-stuff to make the molds as it cures in 15 minutes so that is rather handy for me who is limited on time.
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:36 pm

Ok so little update this time with a comparison of the two different wings together
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It has been quite slow going due to work and other commitments but rather happy with it all so far.
Just need to find the time and money to try my hand at some making a mould but should do a bit more research into that first I think.
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:18 am

while i am in a good position to try my hand at casting i have hit a snag....... we need to pay for getting central heating installed..... this is going to take a fair bit of dosh for the moment but i intend to come back to this in the new year if not before with a little luck :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby Angelwing » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:26 am

This is looking good, but new central heating? ouch. Dig a fire pit, haha
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby BDA » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:54 pm

lol that is tempting but try telling my wife that lol :)
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Re: What do you like best for my DIY Eldar corsairs

Postby Angelwing » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:59 am

She'll love it. She can have fun carrying wood in and turning the spit while you toast your toes in front of it. *runs and hides*
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