Today I heard back from Elliot at Custom Terrain with regard to a completely Eldar themed table and matching scenery. From the sounds of things, Elliot has been keen to do an Eldar themed set for some time, which was music to my ears. So what did we talk about you ask? Well we are still nutting out the details, but here is the gist;
1. Theme - Being a desert/desolate former Maiden World now turned to dust (perfect for my Warhost to pick through in their search for goodies of the past). Currently it looks to be eight 2x2 feet sections, which may just expand to 12 sections (given the size of the Warhost that has to fit on it!).
2. Table - The general theme was akin to a desert with patches of sand (small nodes blown/formed by the wind) with parts of Eldar Wraithbone mosaics sticking through where the sand/dirt has been blown clear by passing wind. Along with the odd Wraithbone shards and/or spires poking through for good measure. A recessed meeting point was also discussed in the email reply, so we shall see what Elliot thinks. I sent him this photo as an example of what I was looking for theme wise on the board.
*Note: Naturally, credit to the artist who created this artwork - it truly is inspiring.
3. Terrain pieces - I've passed on examples of the Dawn of War II Eldar buildings as their aesthetic was very pleasing to the eye and shows a true polished Wraithbone accent to the design. This is something i've not been able to find ANYWHERE on the internet (photograph wise). I've asked for Webway gates with open resin/water effect portals - yes this isn't a half measures thing we're talking about.
Of course, as I like the artist to have some say, i've asked for Elliot's thoughts about what he feels can be done for the remaining pieces (where i've provided references and linked this blog). It's only fair that if the poor bugger is doing all the work he gets to have fun with it in the process!
Stay tuned for updates as this unfolds, i'm really looking forward to seeing how this all goes.