Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Phoenix Bombers

As the arms race continues, I purchased two Eldar Phoenix Bombers. I've never used flyers in the game so I can't wait to see them in action. As with all ForgeWorld resin kits these little guys needed to be reshaped and filled in. And YES I make the little jet sounds when I hold them.... :)

The kits can with the new Valkyrie flying stands. Which at first I thought was a good thing. The stands are designed for the Valkyrie, and so there is no little "X" under the bomber.

So I really wanted to use the base as it is sturdy and it would save me from looking for material for a flying base. I tried to think of many ways to mount the bomber on the stand. Greenstuff is the solution I think is best. It doesn't require me cutting into my Phoenix and possibly ruining it.

Just slap a little cube of Greenstuff, press the model into it and presto! I'm still going to have to magnitze it as the model sits well but may fall when moved during a game. I'm going to paint the GS because I don't want a little green cube under my pretty red plane.... :)

I think the base is just right for gaming, as I see some stands for flyers that are just alittle too tall IMO. On the table I think it will be obvious that it is a flying model.


  1. Nice to see the stands! Eldar flyers always make me want to make an army entirely made out of flyers for total air dominance.

  2. lol, I know what you mean. Make a "Air Cav" for eldar out of Vampire Raiders with a ton of air support.


  3. Expensive, but it would look impressive! At least it would be fast to get on the table... Can't wait to see these painted.

  4. its looks great and looks fast!I think the base looks fine! sure it'll be nice to see some scene on it too.