One of my pet peeves is the lack of Xenos terrain. Xenos fortications are currently lacking as well. Creatively, they can be asset to battlefield both in protection units from withering fire and a great looking display on the table
One the hardest to duplicate is Eldar signature design. The Imperial Bastion is a big block of human might, while the Eldar are all about wispy compound curves. So when Alan asked to make him an Eldar Bastion in 10 days, I knew I was in for a challenge
|Step 1: I found one of many Eldar templates and with some late night inguinity realized I can use it back to back to simulate an Eldar tower support. Notice I use "x" to remind myself where to cut out areas|
|Step 5: Adding a battlement. Where did I get that cool texture foam? Grcoery store. I asked the meat packing department if I can have one before raw meat touches it. Sometimes saying please is all you need|
|Step 6: Adding the wall around the battlement started with a block of foam that I cut to the size of floor. I then used a plunge tool to cut out the middle section.|
|Not bad, just a little too pink|
|Step 7: Base coat with Behr Airy, closest I can find to Bleached Bone|
Some suggestions I would add:
- lots of Eldar players like the ruined look, so adding vines and ivy is great way to inject some color into this.
- I didn't have the bits, but 4 Shurkien Catapults would have been great to say "Heavy Bolters"
- If I were to add a base,was would extend the entry point in the back to make a warp gate like look using water effects and transparency film