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Yes, people I have yet another project going. Really thought combining my Ultramarine blog with this one, but decided too many would want to see Eldar and see SM's and vise versa.

I'm in beginning stages of this project. I've had models for a few months. List of what I have and plan on building.
All done
2- Farseers on jetbikes
2- Autarch on jetbike
2- 10 Warlock Seer councils on jetbikes
4- 6 Eldar jetbike squads
4- Warlocks on jetbikes to attach to bike squads
3- Fire Prisms
6- Vypers

To be done, yet
5- Wave Serpents
50 Dire Avengers

I have 20 of the 50 jetbikes to mould line trim. Everything else needs to be removed from sprue and trimmed.

My plan involves....

Going with Saim Hann scheme. Engine parts primed black, boltgun drybrush, canopy and armor primed black, mechrite red paint, possible blood red drybrush and may use water transfers. Not going with any black stripes, too hard to paint straight. More on this.....

Farseers.... 2 of them. Dire Avenger helmets and Exarch bodies. Close to farseers bodies while staying plastic.

Warlocks....doing 24 of them. 17 get witch blade, 7 get singing spears. Using Dire Avenger heads and torsos for Warlocks.

Bike riders..... doing 24 of them 8 have shuriken cannons. Using Guardian torsos and heads. I see that each box has 2 torsos with boobies. So on principle I have to make one squad of 6 with boobies, lol. That might be enough to mesmerize the regulars I game with during game. At very least the ammo needed to talk smack about being shot up by girlies.

I have 20 Shuriken cannons, obviously not needing all.

Today my shipment came in of Super Mags 130 (a ball bearing and stick with 2 magnets on each end toy). I'm going to use them to magnetize my bases. I have had miserable luck keeping the ball and socket stick from breaking.

Idea is to drill a 3/16 hole into the plastic bases, insert an earth magnet (glued), attach stem, screw a flat head screw into bike and attach to stem. See pics to grasp my plan.

More pics as I gather steam to get this going.

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What base should I use, large or small? Answer with a reply

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I can either keep the stems as is, 6 different colors, or paint one uniform color. The different colors could be used to mark squads.

The screw you see in bottom pic probably will be cut down a bit more to hide it.

More pictures tomorrow to show some progress

2012 tourney record:
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Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
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Madrak Ironhide







Cool idea.

My friend drilled his Necron Destroyers instead. He sunk a screw into the model and
then just spun the thing around to mount it to the base. I like your idea, though, because
it has Eldar jetbikes!

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I love the whole magnet thing. I'm not sold on the fugly screws though.












 
   
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aunshova wrote:I love the whole magnet thing. I'm not sold on the fugly screws though.


Me neither. My plan is to screw them in near flush. I didn't do this yet. I just threw some pics together to show my plan.

I got the idea on http://saimhann.blogspot.com

2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Huge Hierodule






North Bay, CA

You can probably just glue a 1/4 inch disk magnet to the bottom of the jet bike. It won't be that noticable and it will mate well with the magnetix

   
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Ifurita wrote:You can probably just glue a 1/4 inch disk magnet to the bottom of the jet bike. It won't be that noticable and it will mate well with the magnetix


Those Super Mags are really strong. I'm not sure glue will keep it fastened. I will see if I can find some smaller screws.

2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Fixture of Dakka






drinking ale on the ground like russ intended

Just cut off the screw part and use the head of the screw epoxied to the jetbike.
Or use a small pin of metal.

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Regular Dakkanaut






My roommate has some magnets thing he got from our FLGS that he uses with his devilfish. It is kind of ugly but not as bad as using screws. I'll see if I can't find the name of them somewhere. Basically it has magnets with teeth so you model isn't swinging back and further the entire time. No worries about them falling off the stand either.

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Minneapolis, MN

Man, I could have sworn I have seen this thread somewhere before. The vuja de is strong.

   
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@ Hellfury

You may of saw this in modeling and painting awhile ago.

@ plastic people

Yes, I know screws look bad. I didn't screw it into model at all. I'm getting smaller screws. They will be hidden to point of you will have to work to see them.

This is my main project after I get a few things finished.

2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

You should be alright with the screws, the models are small enough and lightweight enough they really won't be a huge issue.

The larger stuff you'll want to have a bit more security though and think of using a magnet set into a drilled hole. As long as you drag the magnets from one another and not pull them straight away, you won't run into much chance of pulling them from their bonds.

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I dunno...

If you paint all the stms to look like wraithbone, it will look less weird

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Illustrator






North Carolina

P4NC4K3 wrote:If you paint all the stms to look like wraithbone, it will look less weird


Gotta disagree there. I think just doing straight black bases and stems will work fine.

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grey_death wrote:
P4NC4K3 wrote:If you paint all the stms to look like wraithbone, it will look less weird


Gotta disagree there. I think just doing straight black bases and stems will work fine.


Are you saying paint/prime stems black AND paint clear bases black, too.

2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Infiltrating Broodlord





Hemet, CA

I throw my ten cents in for magnets. I'm a firm believer and with how light most of the bikes are I think they'd work fine. That is, if you're going to keep them stock clear plastic. If you do plan on doing that and use the magnets, I say just use spare bitz for the base of the flying stand... Put bodies or parts of building and other things. I've seen that done many time and I like it. It's clean, nice, doesn't detract from the actual bike, and makes it look like it's flying low and fast.

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Illustrator






North Carolina

I was thinking more along the lines of black stems and normal basing (like any other mini). Black and black would also work fine though. I've never really been a huge fan of the clear bases.

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Forgot to load pics :(

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2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Very tedious work lately. Trimming 50 bikes of their mould lines. Have 8 left and 2 Farseers to convert. Some pics of bikes pst trimming, nothing special just alot of them
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Warlocks

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Jetbikes

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top row jetbikes 2nd row walocks for jetbike squads


2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Galveston County

I bought finishing nails, clipped the flat part off and just inserted the nail into the models after drilling a same size hole. The magnets are very strong, I don't think they'll come off. The screw is too big. You could find a washer that may fit just inside the base. Then you could just glue it on to the bike. At that size, shouldn't be much of a problem.

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Melbourne, Australia

This is how I did the bases for my jetbikes - reasonably easy and without the risk of breaking off the top of the stand. Putty was pit into the hole and then the smaller metal rod was inserted. They hold up quite well, but are a bit of a pain in game as they don't grip so well (fixed with blue tack)...


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drinking ale on the ground like russ intended

http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/SearchResult-CategoryID-32.html
These go in the bike.

http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/SearchResult-CategoryID-34.html
These go on the end of the stand or use pins that are the same size as the interior diameter of the one up there. ^

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I'm starting to realize screws are pain in ass to work with. I want to shorten them so they dn't stick out so much. Simple nip should do job, I thought. Oh no, I need a bolt cutter or hack saw to snip these little gems.

I will try a magnet today. I want something that fits in that 1/8" indentation on top of sticks, as seen in pics above. I want a solid contact point.

Those sticks with magnets on come in 6 different colors. Should I use the colors to seperate squads or go with painting them to have uniform look?

@ tallmantim

I have 50+ bases painted up. I used the small plastic sticks and decided after breaking 7 of them on my Ravenwing landspeeders that they were garbage I need something that's forgiving while being used.

Nice looking bases, though.

@ sonofruss

Great idea you there. I think I'm commited to mags sticks, just need to get something to fit on small area of bike to attach to stick.


2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Some pics of pre paint jetbikes with my original plan for bases.
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I have x4 squads of these

[Thumb - Eldar 004.JPG]
Using 40mm bases


2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Hemet, CA

Those really do look nice... 40mm's look like a great idea, keep us posted on how stable they are once you get metal figures on them. How long do you think it took to manufacture all those bases with stems?

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Grunt_For_Christ wrote:Those really do look nice... 40mm's look like a great idea, keep us posted on how stable they are once you get metal figures on them. How long do you think it took to manufacture all those bases with stems?


You mean these? I have 50 bases done. All bits for jetbikes, warlocks and farseers are plastic.
[Thumb - Jake's wrestling 2009 004.JPG]
bases for bikes and x3 fire prisms


2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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Hemet, CA

Plastic farseers & warlocks? Where did those come from? I didn't know they sold those characters on bikes in plastic...

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Grunt_For_Christ wrote:Plastic farseers & warlocks? Where did those come from? I didn't know they sold those characters on bikes in plastic...


Don't know where you tuned in, but everything is explained above. Go back and read.

2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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This too high? I could drop it 1/2". The wood screws are difinately out. Far too unstable. Could not imagine a Fire Prism on this with screw.
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on magnet sticks with screw in Grav tank

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2012 tourney record:
Eldar 18W-2L-5D Overall x4
Deathwing 21W-7L-6D Overall x4 Best General x1 Best Appearance x3, 19th place Adepticon 40k Champs.
Space Wolves 2W-0L-1D Best Painted x1

Armies:
1850+ pts. 3000+ pts. 2000+

40k bits go to my ebay... http://stores.shop.ebay.com/K-K-Gaming-and-Bits  
   
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[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

I would say definitely too high. Try and stick with the regular heights for things like this, especially in 5th with TLoS and all.

Something like this I would definitely look into using more than just screws on this one. You really don't need to be too afraid of magnets on both sides. Especially if you lock it in nicely with super glue and some sort of filler medium (GS would probably work nicely). Also when you take the base from the vehicle, sliding the magnets from one another instead of pulling them apart will help keep your bonds strong.

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