Eldar Webway portal

2011-07-05 Khaiell

Strategic objective or a demon-pouring scenario tool: I had a lot of frantically enjoyable battles with a portal as a centerpiece

Sci-fi portal (Eldar Webway entrance)
  1. Start as usual by making a good base
  2. Print our blueprints. If you print them on a a4 sheet you will get a portal large enough for normal 40k Eldar tanks to pass through
  3. Cut the blueprints to make templates then copy the shapes on thick cardboard or foamcore (or whatever material you want to use for your portal)
  4. If you use corrugated cardboard, mask its edges with painting tape as with bases
  1. Prepare steps of the portal by glueing together a single narrow piece of cardboard d to a couple of layers of wider cardboard c
  2. Glue the wings onto the steps. Strengthen the portal by pressing nails through the steps to connect them firmly to the wings
  3. Glue the portal to its base. You should end up with something like this:
Unpainted sci-fi portal
Unpainted sci-fi portal
  1. Add gems g, i and j made of green stuff or salvaged from your bits box. I added some wiring made from twisted wire stretched between the gems g
  2. Add rounded shapes h made of thin cardboard. You can press them with a hole punch
  3. Paint the portal and you're ready to go!

See the pictures as separate pages: Sci-fi portal (Eldar Webway entrance) * Unpainted sci-fi portal

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