For the Adepticon Team Tournament, I was tasked with creating three objective (40mm) markers of alien origin. This stipulation makes for a bit of a creative challenge – most equipment of human origin is a square with buttons or rivets. The GW universe has a variety of alien looks – but if I “borrow” from any given race the marker is no longer alien, it will be recognized as “Eldar” or “Necron”. After a bit of playing around, I fell into a three lobed foundation.
The Beacon uses three antenna to project a pulse or beam. This piece may also work as some sort of disruption field.
The Generator is a micro particle imploder – three chambers drive to a central collection hub.
The final marker remains a WIP – a weapon. The molding process requires a flat object, eliminating any sort of upright gun or barrel. I thought about a psychic crown – but a man sized crown could be difficult to communicate in 28mm scale and a head piece is not clearly a weapon. I’m considering three blades on a raised pedestal – but standard straight sword/knife blades don’t match the tri-lobe theme. Maybe a set of curved, falchion like blades. Or an exotic blade (think bat’leth) in a lobe style.