Monday, 30 July 2012

Necron Aegis Defense Line

With the new version of Warhammer 40k allowing fortifications to be bought as part of your army, I wanted to try and make something for my necrons (given that the only kit available is for the Imperial Armies). So this is my version of the Aegis Defense Line with a necron theme.

There are two main sub components, a short and a long barricade. The short has two vanes/spars and the long has four.

The barricades are made from laser-cut cardboard that is 1.3mm thick which sandwiches a layer of clear perspex that is 1.5mm thick. The perspex was also laser cut.

The perspex was spraypainted with a thin coat of gloss green as I cannot get tinted perspex at that thickness.

Everything was painted before assembly.

There are three sets of the long/short barricades and these can be stacked to make a sizable defensive perimeter.

The necron glyphs are repeated on the back of the piece in a mirror of the front. The translucent green is supposed to represent an energy field rather than a physical material, with the little pieces being suspended in it.








23 comments:

  1. I like this! You should refine it and sell it.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words.

      I am considering that... I think I need to make the whole thing cardboard (which is far easier to work with) and also change the glyphs so that they are less fiddly to glue.

      Oh.. and figure out a necron version of the quad cannon.

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    2. You could use a spare Tesla Destructor from annihilation barge if you have one. Neat defence line, by the way.

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  2. Quad cannon=4x Heavy Gauss Cannon from the Stalker Model.

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  3. Just dont call it a :necron aegis defense line: less GW hit you with a C&D for using their trademark. Call it a "Space Zombie barricade"

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  4. You should sell them. I'd definitely get one.

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    1. This particular build is a little fiddly and has a lot of pieces (and ends up costing the same as the GW kit). I have sent a simplified version off for a test cut and if it works, the "Space Zombie Barricade" (thanks Kelly) will be on offer.

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    2. Hi Jeremy

      I have set up a web store and a paypal account if you are still interested.

      Cheers
      Neal

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  5. I am more excited than I was when I read the Trazyn The Infinite blurb in the new sourcebook. By which I mean I am insanely excited.

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    1. Try this: http://www.lasercutcard.co.za/

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  6. Neal, I love this is, is it OK if I reference it in my blog? I'm sharing any Xenos Aegis Defence Line equivalents to try and encourage folk to make instead of buy.

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    1. Sure - no problem.

      I am actually turning this into a kit so that there is also a cheap option to buy... details coming soon.

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    2. Cheers and indeed buy cheap instead of make ;) It'll be on 40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk tomorrow I'll also post again when you have it available as a kit.

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    3. Hi dwez

      I have set up a web store and a paypal account for this.

      http://www.lasercutcard.co.za/

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  7. For a static gun emplacement I have taken the tesla destructor from the command barge and mounted on a base for a IG sentinel, treat as a static ie immobilized, artillery unit (refer to rulebook) with a crew of two to three spare neurons to fire it, use theyre BS fires as normal entry, no skyfire USR, 100pts seems to work in my games and would work good as a fortification extra, particularly for planetstrike games

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    1. Oh I will also be looking to make some of those sweet space zombie barricades, they look great!

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  8. Awesome stuff Neil!

    Re-blogged.

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    1. Thanks mate.
      I am hoping to be able to sell a modified form of this (all cardboard, no perspex, slightly simplified design) by Monday (that would be 20th August) so watch this space...

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    2. Yup - sorry - not sure why you were not notified...

      I have set up a web store and a paypal account.

      http://www.lasercutcard.co.za/

      Cheers
      Neal

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  9. Hi, any idea when these will become available to order on teh website please :D

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    1. They have been available for a month but I have had to take them down until 8 October as I am away on holiday and cannot fulfill the orders. Everything will be available from 8th October

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    2. Excellent, thanks for that :D

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