Sunday, 30 September 2012
Dark Eldar WIP Voidraven - Part One
I said previously (here) that I was going to convert a Voidraven from a razorwing with an extra hull I ordered from a bits site (I used Horde of Bitz who were great; loads of stock and only 7 days for bits to arrive from US to UK).
Now converting a Voidraven from a razorwing is nothing new, so a quick google search came up with a couple of good tutorials (click on the titles to go to the original sources):
A Dakka Dakka Tutorial by AzureDeath
A Dark City Tutorial by Gobsmakked
The main choices were whether to use a venom cockpit as the furthest back cockpit or use two razorwing cockpits, and whether to use use the existing razorwing fins on the wings or whether to use large ones made from plastic card. Because this is my first such conversion and because I think it looks fine I'm taking the easier option of use two razorwing cockpits and keeping the existing tail fins.
Recently I also saw a nice conversion making the voidraven have 4 wings (a bit like an x-wing). The conversion I saw used falcon wings (see the pic below from Magc8Ball on Dakka Dakka), however rather than chopping up an entire falcon/wave serpent I could use the who razorwing fin sections I would have spare. I will decide for sure once I get the rest of the voidraven done.
Firstly I purchased a small saw. One of my local gaming/hobby stores had a nice looking Gale Force Nine saw which worked fine. As with all pinning, sawing or converting I started the sawing slowly to make sure the line was accurate before accelerating to get the cut done.
In the case of the razorwing I advise tilting the saw upwards at the front once the line is made, so that the back is cut through first. This is because the line between the engines extends forwards into the front of the hull that you don't want to scratch with the saw. As always being careful and patient will reduce the chance of ruining your nice model.
Below is a pic of the top hull cut:
A quick Part Two post will follow during the next week, and include my choice of modelling putty..