Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Eldar D-Cannon Anti-Grav Platform

Ahead of the start of tonight's first game of our new Inquisimunda campaign, I needed to put the finishing touches to the Eldar Vod Pirates I'll be using. The big omission was a some decent ranged firepower. I decided to pull out an old Rogue Trader D-Cannon anti-grav platform which I'll be using to represent a multi-laser in the campaign. I am using the anti-grav platform as it allows me to move and fire with the heavy weapon - a very useful trait in the Necromunda ruleset!
 
 
The D-Cannon and its crewman (I intend to paint up the other crewman in due course) have another bright colour scheme, this time a nice jade green with yellow accents.
 


I did rush the paint job a little bit, but I thin they're fine up against the other figures in the warband.


Here's the starting warband - Prince Nuadha's Free Company. All Eldar are welcomed to the band, no matter their past - no questions asked. Gorgravel the Zoat adds valuable muscle, while the mysterious human Henig Drosk keeps his motives closely guarded.


Tonight I'm up against an Ecclesiarchy warband. Hopefully they won't cause me too much damage!

23 comments:

  1. The wepaon and crew both have a very nice colour like those you'd find in RT. It's really funny how despite having so many colours, you avoided clashes. maybe it's due to the colours all being a bit subued.
    Anyway, it's a great looking warband and the presence of an alien (from an eldar POV) is really intriguing and therefore perfect story wise !

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    1. I think there's something about overloading with colour that can actually be pretty attractive. I'm not sure if I inadvertently positioned them so they complement each other? I'm running out of colours for additional members though ;)

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  2. Very cool - I used to have the old d-cannon & crew back in the day... seem to recall the gun mount looking a bit different but I like yours better ;-) How did you get that green btw? It's really really nice!

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    1. I think the gun mount can be reversed, or it might be interchangeable with the later ones? The green is two GW paints - Skarsnik green with a wash of coelia nightshade then highlights by adding white. I love that Skarsnik green - it's a lovely colour :)

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  3. Hey Jon,

    Nice crew of troublemaker's you've got there. Especially the Zoat aka Space Lizard Centaur Bodyguard. Did you ever do a post about him? Couldn't find it if you have. He's a great sculpt isn't he!

    Cheers :)

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    1. The zoat is actually from several years ago before I started the blog. I'll take some decent pics and share the story behind him in a future blog perhaps.

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  4. Nice painting as always on that gun and crew member. Is the other crew member for this the "lunch box" guy or did he come with the next set of weapons?

    And bringing a rapid fire heavy weapon like that to a Necromunda game is a bit cheeky... I guess Inqusimunda characters are a bit more durable? Or maybe you just like making the other player paint? ;)

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    1. No, the other crewman isn't toting a lunchbox, he has a little smartphone or something ;) http://www.solegends.com/citrt2/rt404eldarart/index.htm

      The Inquisimunda dynamic is slightly different to Necromunda - the breadth of gear available is huge! And given that you could be facing T5 Ogryns or xenos, you need heavy weaponry! In the game tonight he managed one shot before he ran out of ammo!

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    2. Ah, that makes sense... although surely a multi-laser should get the "ignore first ammo roll failure" that a lasgun gets?

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    3. In the version of Necromunda we're playing (2003 revision), lasguns just have a 2+ ammo roll - there's no ignore the first failure rule

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  5. That's a lot of firepower there. Lovely work.

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    1. Thanks Conrad. Glad you like it :)

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  6. I agree with the above, the colours match unbelievably good, the whole set is a winner!!

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    1. Thanks Suber. The questions is, what to paint next. I quite fancy trying to make a ranger/scout type which combines the older style armour with a coat / long-rifle.

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  7. Lovely paintwork on this guy. And the group really is an explosion of colour. For other colour schemes, a mainly blue guy?

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    1. Yeah, mainly blue would be good. Or a lemon yellow perhaps?

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  8. Thats a particularly appealing project, one that has been on my to-do list for decades.

    And to be able to play an Inquisimunda campaign with them, colour me envious.

    Fab work.

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    1. Thanks cheetor. I have plans for at least 4 more, plus an Armorcast Falcon for them to ride around in like Space Elf homeboys ;)

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    2. I have acute Armorcast Falcon envy.

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    3. I have acute Armorcast Falcon envy.

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  9. I agree with Asslessman. Your choice of colours have indeed not clashed. They aren't really that subdued and are suitably bright. But I can see where he is going with that train of thought as most colours would be right at home in a pastel colour scheme. Nice work again axiom.

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    1. Thanks! I think there's something about colour overload which works. It's a bit like a kaleidoscope effect perhaps?

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  10. I have that D cannon on my workbench right now. Or more precisely in a box labeled "workbench" since the whole thing just moved to new digs and is all still a little mixed up. It reminds me so much of a 19070s Strong Super Trouper that I think I know the brand and color of my own follow cannon. Strong's metalic grey/green was even rather similar to that (when not faded from too many outdoor shows.)

    http://witness.velmadinkley.com/jd/troupers.jpg
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/strong-super-trouper-carbon-arc-spot-light-1

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