Eldar Vampire Bomber

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by gogreer, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. gogreer

    gogreer Gogreer

    I built this model 4 years ago for use in Warhammer 40K Apocalypse. The ironic thing is I never got the chance to use it. At 700 pts empty, it was just too over the top for my eldar armies. My interests have moved on since but I still have the Vampire.


    I used a paper model downloaded from BWC archive group as a template and substituted foam core and pink insulation for the inside structure. The skin is two layers of plasticard, an underlying layer as a base and then the "armor" plating on top.


    I sacrificed an eldar tank turret of the pilot and the top of a Vyper for the backwards facing cockpit. The jewels are cast from plaster and painted as gems.


    This is where I made one of the best modeling "tricks" I've learned. If you can't paint gems in a believable fashion like me. The way I fake it is ..... clear fingernail polish. It turns the surface into glass with reflections just like a real gem. This also works for patent leather coats on your mini's or a slimy sheen on your goo-dripping aliens.


    I've found the more surface detail you place, the better the model looks.


    Anyway as my "second" post ever, I present the Eldar Vampire bomber. The actual model dimensions are 15" wide x 14" long X 8" high.

    Attached Files:

  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That is awesome!!
  3. MTK

    MTK Active Member

  4. MTK

    MTK Active Member

    I'm usually not critical, but I don't think that model belongs here. That looks like something Jeffery Griffen would paint.
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    FOR THE RECORD, the model belongs here because I asked "gogreer" to post it. I asked him to post any of is previous work. The model looks EXACTLY like he describes it.

    "The skin is two layers of plasticard, an underlying layer as a base and then the "armor" plating on top. " I quote. It is also a big model.

    Let's be a little more Welcoming" to our new members, PLEASE! I personally like that model and want to see more of "gogreer's" work.

    When someone introduce themselves and posts works of theirs take it for what it is and say HI!
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I am sorry that I do not know anything about warhammer (yes, I know that it is a game, but that is really it), but I can say that the model looks AMAZING!!! You have done an OUTSTANDING job on it.
    I have always been amazed to see people do work like this and it inspires me to continue in this hobby. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Keep up the good work. I would indeed like to see more of your work.
  7. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Alright, folks- let's keep things civil. Not every model is going to be everyone's cup of tea and we all have bad days.

    Nice model, good work, and good tips!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 29, 2014
  8. Sanginus

    Sanginus Member


    great built, the model is so well done, like the design
    of Eldar fighters and ships !!:thumb:

    I wish there was such a one as paper kit

    although I personally prefer the Space Marine vehicles :twisted:

    I would also like to see some more new members, to post pictures at forum!

    As I said very nice work, would like to see more

    by the way here the FORGEWORLD reference model picture:
  9. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    As a member of the BWC archive group, I'll testify that it may have begun life as a paper model, and as such, I think it should be seen here, just like my oversized shadowcat and siege tank started as paper, and then are getting overhauled. Maybe it's not pure paper, but it's still pretty darn awesome. My first thought when I saw it was "Why did someone post a plastic kit here?"

    I'm not trying to get into an argument or start one, I just think it's cool.
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    KJEV I don't think that there is a ban or dissent on mixed Media Models. Not that I know of. If a person gives a description of what they have done, and how they have done it. I don't personally see that problem.

    Kjev, Start a new thread with your model, I'd like to see it!
  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Nice to see a picture of the model, I am not to savvy on this stuff, "gogreer's" model is pretty darn good, when you compare them. You know what your looking at for sure!:thumb:
  12. Kjev

    Kjev Member

  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Not there!. Here! Now, I have to be honest, when I saw you build thread over there, I had no idea what it was. Seeing it in context, now I understand what you are making. Since there is more Sci-Fi going on here, my Brain tends to function better. So you are making one of these. (see pic below) because if you type in "Shadowcat" into Google, you get this really nasty pornographic squirrel!?!

  14. Kjev

    Kjev Member


    I would post it here except for two reasons:
    1) The main reason: I don't have enough time to duplicate the posts. As it is, I only get about 3-4 hours of sleep a night anyway. Yay J.O.B.
    2)I took sides in the Zealot Civil War (when they went to new ownership, got a new dicktator/admin, blocked all links to other sites, and added all those stupid trackers to their site, and blocked people from removing their own models from the download section), and decided that although I will continue to respond to posts here, I will no longer post my models for download here, or any build threads.
    3)I hate duplicate work. Don't like to fill out forms in triplicate, don't even like to watch reruns.

    That being said, the picture of the Shadowcat you found is awesome! It's definitely given me ideas for jazzing up my build. As for the porno-squirrel...I never found that. But my searches were always for "Shadowcat+battletech."

    Sorry to hijack the thread, I just wanted to respond. I would love to see more eldar work, or some Tau if you have it. No one ever does the Tau.

Share This Page