Calentar Eldalon Guardian Jetbike Squadron
Linte ~ Gwai Thor
of these craft have been twigged and played with by thier respective
pilots, to emit a certain unique pitch. This, and a sort of
sign language, conveyed in dips, zips, rolls and stops is the means
they use to coordinate thier attacks and movements across the field.
you've ever had three little yellow jackets buzzing around your
ears, or across your line of sight, you have some inkling of what
it's like to try and deal with these guys. They may not be as
impressive as the Vyper, but they're good at what they do.
hoping to get a good picture of the tops of these guys, 'cause I put
a lot of thought and work into the designs there. Each is unique,
but they also cleary match up as a unit in style. Jennifer said
it looked very Native American - highly appropriate, since I'm 1/5th
Dine (Navajo). There's almost a Face
look to them, as well. Giving each of them a bit of individualality
within the squad was something I'd not seen many other painters do.
I even decided which one is the "commander" of the
group, even if the stats and Morale don't take such a thing into consideration.
I do love that we were able to play with this picture in a way that
made them seem to be hovering, as they should be.
made each of the banners from the plastic clay (called "Green
Stuff") available from Games Workhops, and I used
toothpicks to mount them. Jennifer found it very difficult
to mold the clay. Creating each curve for the look of the wind
blowing them, and then finding a way to hold them safely in position
until they dried.
patterns are merely creative swirls and dots, and I wish I could
have done better with them...but I love how they seem to be streaming
in the wind.
the Army Card:
this card was very difficult, as the jetbikes have so many movement
options and rules. But they are sweet little things, and so
very, very fast!
mobile shields, and aerial diversions, the jetbikes are harder to
hit than a boxer in his prime.
us when we land