eldar lynx

The Lynx is a very distinctive-looking grav tank and I'd wanted to include one on my collection for some time. I originally purchased one with a Sonic Lance and had intended to glue that in place. When I later purchased a second Lynx for another project, I decided to magnetise the Pulsar components from that kit so that I had both options available. The secondary weapon mount is also magnetised so that it can be armed with any of the heavy weapons available to it.

date: 2015-present (work-in-progress)
components: 1x Forge World Lynx with Sonic Lance, Forge World Lynx Pulsar components, 1x Crimson Hunter Bright Lance, 1x Wraithknight Shuriken Cannon, 1x Wraithknight Scatter Laser, 1x Crimson Hunter Starcannon, styrene tubing (various diameters), plasticard (various thicknesses), Green Stuff, neodymium rare earth magnets (various sizes), 1x 120mm oval flying base, 2x High Elf Lothern Skycutter scenery elements

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Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
1. I noticed that the port-side prong was a bit stunted, so I extended it with plasticard and White Milliput to match the shape of the other one.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
2. Underside shot of the repaired port-side prong.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
3. Some gap-filling was needed on the underside to blend the component pieces together.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
4. The engine cowlings on the Lynx are normally quite thick - using a file and sandpaper I was able to make them much thinner and more delicate.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
6. Underside view of the magnetised secondary weapon mount.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance magnetised weapons
7. The Lynx can be armed with a Bright Lance, Scatter Lasrer, Starcannon or Shuriken Cannon. These magnetised weapons are also compatible with the Pegasus and Crimson Hunter.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
8. An example weapon configuration.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
9. The Sonic Lance needed a lot of work with boiling water to bend it into shape as it was quite deformed when it arrived. It probably still needs a bit more corrective work to get it perfectly straight.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
10. A rough mock-up of the Lynx - the engines and fins/flaps have not been added yet.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
11. I removed the over-large gem/blister from the upper hull and replaced it with a slightly more modest one, modelled from Green Stuff.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
12. I added a classic metal Fire Prism sensor, to tie the Lynx's design in with my Falcons and Scorpion.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
13. After several attempts to straighten the connecting beam across the top of the Sonic Lance, I gave up and replaced it with a section of plasticard instead. The main barrel of the gun is still slightly warped but it's a lot harder to fix and it's a lot more subtle in real life than it appears in this photo.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
14. A top-down shot of the completed Lynx hull. The engines and Sonic Lance have been kept separate to make them easier to paint; they will be glued in place later.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
15. Underside view of the Lynx's hull.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance magnetic scenic base
16. A work-in-progress shot of the Lynx's scenic base, which uses a large oval flying base.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance magnetised flying base close-up
17. The unique shape of the Lynx's underside meant that I had to make a special platform for it to sit upon. This conforms to the underside of the model, preventing it from rotating on the stand or tipping over.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance magnetised flying base
18. The completed base, waiting to be painted.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance magnetised flying base
19. The undercoated base.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
20. Top-down view of the undercoated Lynx.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
21. The assembled, undercoated Lynx on its flying base, awaiting painting.
Forge World Eldar Lynx with Sonic Lance
22. With some careful masking, I was able to selectively undercoat the underside of the Lynx (and the barrel of its Sonic Lance) black. This ought to reduce the amount of time it takes to finish painting the model.
Magnetised Forge World Eldar Lynx Pulsar
23. Having purchased another Lynx for my Panther kitbash project, I decided to magnetise the Pulsar (and the existing Sonic Lance) so that I could field the Lynx with either armament.
Magnetised Forge World Eldar Lynx Pulsar
24. A close-up of the barrel of the Pulsar. The brass rod pins help to hold the barrel horizontally.
Magnetised Forge World Eldar Lynx Pulsar
25. A close-up of the Pulsar Power Generator, with brass rods for pinning and recessed magnets.
Magnetised Forge World Eldar Lynx Pulsar
26. The Pulsar has now been undercoated as well.


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