This is a work in progress and I thought I would blog it to follow it's progress.
Years ago when GW did not make a Wave Serpent kit, we old gamers had to create our own. Using the Falcon as the main chassis, I used the template that was found in one of the old White Dwarves. Printed them out on plasticard and used spoons to create the turret and shield pods.
|Created this sticking quite closely to the FW Wave Serpent back in the early 2000's|
Zoom in 2013 I broke them out and wanted to update them since I do love my Eldar.
Since I was repainting this army, I bought the FW Type 2 Wave Serpent Kit to modify my kit. Ripped out the old parts and said goodbye to them.
|Attached the back fin to the rear compartment. Unfortunately there was some warpage|
|Used a hairdryer to preheat it and bent it back in place. I then used Super Glue to set it in place|
|On the front, I used the Vehicle Upgrade kit to represent the Serpent Shield which I find nicer than the current GW Serpent kit. The current one just breaks up the triangle silhouette.|
|I knew when I removed some of the "shield spoons", I would end up with uneven surfaces due to the glue I used previously. So I bought these to help smooth the surface prior to gluing in the new shield generators|
|Used grade 400 followed by 1000 to create a smooth finish and remove all traces of the previous glue marks.|
|Stuck the new turret in place. Added the side fins to extend the Serpent rear.|
|Added Serpent Shield Generators to all sides. Added the Shuriken Canon to the underside.|
|And I added the rear exhausts which makes this look more powerful!|