Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Custom Eldar Jetbike Painting progress 1

Nice short post tonight on SB40k.  This is a sort of preview of how the Jetbikes will look when completed.  Still have to paint the gems, the computer panel, and glue the Guardians in place.

I may decide to do something fancy yet, still not sure.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Eldar Jetbike Custome Build, Part 5

Hey all, welcome back to Scratchbuilt 40k!  It took a lot of doing, but I believe the custom jetbike prototypes are finished and ready to be painted.  Lets see what we've got, shall we?

Since the last update I've included Eldar gems, which has improved the design more than I thought possible.  Additionally, I completed the engines.

I plan to paint the models to give myself an idea on how it looks completed.  Till next time, happy building all!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Eldar Jetbike Custom Build, Part 4

Hello all, welcome back to SB40k!  Been putting a lot of time into these Jetbikes, and they are starting to shape up the way I had envisioned.  On to the pictures!

If you don't remember where we left off last week, the vehicle was looking a little like a pointy shoe...

I had always planned to make some fins for the vehicles.  This is what I came up with.

After attaching two pieces to the vehicle it really started to take shape and looked less blocky.

Same vehicle, different angle.

After attaching the bottom piece, I decided it needed a nice base underneath to keep it upright.  I copied some fancy bases I have lying around and used those.  I put the Guardian inside to give an idea on how it would look with a passenger.

A group of three set side by side.

Not quite done yet.  I still wish to fill in the gaps by the rear fins, apply gems on the vehicle, and add engines to the back.  Very close to finished with these and almost ready to make proper rubber molds for these.  Once that is done, I think I can pump out a squad of 3 every week.  That would be much quicker than I had been going so far!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Eldar Jetbike Custom Build, Part 3

Hey all welcome back to SB40k!  Today I'm back at improving the Jetbike I've been attempting to scratch build and sharing the process so far.

Starting with the bottom portion, I've done a little work beginning the details.  I first began cutting out the area in which the engines would be placed.  I also began some of the detail, including two pipes going up the center of the model.

Since I'm not a good sculptor, I thought I'd take a break from the bottom portion and attempt to cast the top piece.  The problem I ran into the first time is it was very difficult to remove the jetbike from the mold.

The first attempt ended with a mess and a mold which was torn apart.  I then reasoned it would be much easier to remove the piece if the center hole was cut out a bit, allowing the Instant Mold room to move.  This worked much better.

This is the result so far.  I know it doesn't look like much yet, but I assure you it's good progress.  Once the bottom portion is completed I can attach them together and begin making the pieces which will give the jetbike a unique look and feel.  So far the 'easy to duplicate' is working well.

That's it for this week.  Let me know what you think and if there is anything you would do differently.  Till next time, happy hobbying!