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ArtificerArmour
21-07-2006, 16:31
Hello, welcome to my first ever project log (or plog...whatever).

Well, since my recent rejuvination to BFG, and the distinct lack of any specialist game projects, here's one for you.

My Dark Eldar BFG fleet. Made entirely of non-dark eldar BFG figures.

I took the first step yesterday and bought myself a DE reaver jetbike, a test model as it were, and go to work right away. Here are some piccies for you to enjoy of the WIP Torture class cruiser Czernobog (the engine hasn't been painted while I think of something to do with it paint wise). It measures just a bit shorter than a standard imperial cruiser. I drilled a hole in the bottom (or top of the jetbike) to help the flying base stick in.

The top weapon was straight from the DE jetbike and represents a lance - for the other 3 planned cruisers I'll add the DE booster back fins and represent other weapons like a launch bay and torpedo launcher.

asmodai_dark86
21-07-2006, 17:31
I would have removed the gun completely to be honest and moved the blade down but otherwise thats apretty cool battleship

cookiescrumble
21-07-2006, 17:54
Looking good!!! Love the conversions!!!

firestorm40k
21-07-2006, 19:58
NIce conversion! Great to see some BFG models on Warseer, too :cool:

ArtificerArmour
22-07-2006, 01:04
I would have removed the gun completely to be honest and moved the blade down but otherwise thats apretty cool battleship

Well as lances come it's a pretty cool stand in. All the ships will have a prominant"fin" so that works as good as any, in my humble opinion.

ArtificerArmour
17-08-2006, 15:01
Here's my finished cruiser.

I havn't done anything else since I've been unable to buy any eldar escorts off ebay, damnit, and my local not having any more Jetbikes in.

Here's the Czernobog. She'sa beyutee.

cookiescrumble
17-08-2006, 15:04
I'll do a blog for my Tau when i get them.

Jedi152
17-08-2006, 15:07
Excellent, miles better than the poor GW ones.

I look forward to seeing it in person!

Shall i do a chaos blog? Why not!

ArtificerArmour
17-08-2006, 15:14
Shall we just keep it in this thread? As a kinda 5 admirals and a hivefleet thread?

cookiescrumble
17-08-2006, 15:16
Could ask the mods to make a sticky thread, that holds links to all our threads.

This thread would do. The title doesn't imply it's just your thread. May be a bit confusing though if people want to comment on a particular fleet.

ArtificerArmour
17-08-2006, 15:19
That's where using our words and "@:User" comes in :p

cookiescrumble
17-08-2006, 15:28
I say go for it. I'll start my contribution when i get back from nottingham, on the 4th.

chaos0xomega
17-08-2006, 18:58
Wow, doesn't look to bad.

The only issue I have is: don't all Eldar and DE have the nice solar fins on them?

ArtificerArmour
17-08-2006, 19:34
The only issue I have is: don't all Eldar and DE have the nice solar fins on them?


Well, mine doesn't, so no, obviously not :p

The DE don't utilise the solar sails like their erstwhile kin do, the have a different type of movement. They are less maneuverable, but are slightly harder.

Jedi152
18-08-2006, 08:21
...and have heartily annoying mimic engines.

**EDIT** If we are making this a general thread, i will post my progress so far this lunchtime.

ArtificerArmour
20-12-2006, 15:56
Jedi, you never uploaded! :p

Ok, threadromancy least vile, as I've got some updates!

Here's my two cruisers, the Czernobog (the lance equipped one) and Miserati (The carrier with the dragon's head).

The Miserati has chaos flight bays and two small fins, with a dragon head from the chaos vehicle sprue. The payload can be seen on the epic bases, There's two fighter stands and two bombers. They're still unpainted and are the Centauri fighters from the babylon 5 game.

The three escorts are modified eldar ships with spikes (to signify they're imapler class escorts) and impaler modules in place of their torpedo bay. I don't think they look half bad.

ArtificerArmour
20-12-2006, 16:00
Here's a couple more of a group. I mass downloaded all the pics, so excuse any crap ones that are out of focus. It's also just a camera phone, hence the grainyness.

All the other photos are just random 40K one's I wanted to post since I'd never get a chance to do them in a meaningful post :p

Jedi152
20-12-2006, 16:09
TBH i thought this was dead.

Lookin' good AA! I've been working steadily, i'll try to take some pics tonight.

ArtificerArmour
20-12-2006, 16:39
Well I'm still going, its been all up in the air with Firebase cancelling the specialist bit then reinstating it.

Boss_Salvage
20-12-2006, 19:30
Good Lord @ teh spac marians O_O

That said, cool to see BFG stuff, and funny how similar those reaver conversions look to the 'legit' DE fleet ...

- Salvage

lapis_lazuli
20-12-2006, 19:37
Ha ha, what did we decide those pink protuberances were AA?

Nice DE ships as well. I like the dragon on the prow. Where did those little 'uns come from? Are they Citadel minis?

ArtificerArmour
20-12-2006, 19:42
Ha ha, what did we decide those pink protuberances were AA?

Nice DE ships as well. I like the dragon on the prow. Where did those little 'uns come from? Are they Citadel minis?

The little 'uns are Babylon 5 razik and rutgean (?) fighters from the centauri range - they look dark eldarish (since we only have a few forgeworld models and no epic models for DE fighters to go on). They are crafted by mongoose. The bases are epic stands.

I believe we decided those pink protuberences were master crafted power tendril daemonic weapons...floppy...

@ Boss: I think the reavers look much better than the official fleet :p

malika
21-12-2006, 02:41
I really like the Miserati, not that fond of the other cruiser. I suggest you try to convert it more, perhaps add some more greenstuff or bits around the ship and paint it in a somewhat different scheme to make them look less that mere turned around jetbikes. However your idea does have a lot of potential! With the added details and different scheme I think they would look really superior to the existing Dark Eldar BFG models!

ArtificerArmour
03-04-2007, 12:23
A-haaaa. An update. How long's it been? A while. Also just to prove I do do stuff, and not just a waste crawler :p!

Yup, I just basically wanted to show off my new sexy games matt. Here's basically some wip, some finished stuff.

I've made myself another cruiser. Not yet confirmed her name, I'm thinking perhaps the...ah, the name escapes me :p. Instead of using a chaos flight deck, I instead used an imperial one. Sawed it in two and it fit snuggly into the hulls.

I've included some terrain I've been working on, and the Daemon king of slaanesh. He was suppose to appear in the FB mega BFG battle rep that never took off. Obviously, being a daemon king would require too much energy to fully manifest in this universe, so he just dips in from the ethereal void grabbing the odd starship snack that floats by. Enjoy, feel free to ask any questions.

ArtificerArmour
02-02-2008, 11:28
Another update, nearly a year after my last one, tut tut AA...

Anyway, I've been making new ships for my fleet this week. Two subjugation class light cruisers. They're still WIP, but they took about an hour or so to make two.

The basis is a hellion sky board and the nosecone from the DE jetbike. It was an easy conversion, the spike and square peg of the bladey inside of the nosecone were chopped and fit the back of the skyboard nicely. If you shaved the board end down. The first one I mucked up, so put a little plasticard strut underneath to lend support to the joint and also filled the cone with some greenstuff. I added dorsal fins as well to the skyboard once all the complicated bits were done.

The Dreadwind is my Lance/Torpedo variation. It has the large wingblades from the jetbike sawn in two, and added. They have a natural outward curve so curve away from the main body of the ship. Torpedo tubes are under the skyboard, made from a chaos tank accessory sprue smoke launcher sawn in two.

The Starbitch will be my Wych cult ship armed with launch bays for assault boats and the weapon battery options. The nose cone was put upside down, and plasticard used to create a prow launch bay. This had the blades cut from a defiler conversion put on its dorsal.

Pictures are shocking, I know, bad flash and a camera phone :p

I greenstuffed the hole meant for the rider to stand on. I'm gonna take more pictures when they are ready. If anyone wants two dark eldar hellion riders PM me

Easy E
08-02-2008, 16:14
The Reavers into DE Cruisers is a smashing idea! They look great too. I'm not a fan of the Splinter Rifle being in place, but your various designs are great.

Is this still an open thread to post other BFG Stuff?