Monday, 13 July 2015

Another kind of robot

An impasse from the Relic Knights stuff, but I'm bringing another robot, only that... different. A proper OldSchool robot ;)

Ahhh, Oldskool goodies...
That's it, an old Crusader Robot. I'm afraid I didn't keep the upper weapon, so I had to improvise using some weird bits...

Oversized, you say? Naaah, this is Warhammer :D
Honestly, I still have no idea of what use I'm gonna find for this one. I currently have no plans of starting a Mechanicus Army (though I find the new minis unsettingly appealing...). Anyway, I just painted it red, it felt... natural.

Beautiful in all its uglyness
I could use it as part of a Rogue Trader detachment, I guess (I must confess I don't have a Rogue Trader nor an escort, can you believe that? Shame on me!). In any case, if I ever embark myself on an Adeptus Mechanicus adventure, I can reuse this one just as it is ;)

The red mantis
The lame intent on painting compound eyes failed miserably, but I think the idea is interesting, so I'll keep trying on future minis. A scale comparison pic:

Red Era. Red Era everywhere.
So well, just a standalone mini (for the moment), really enjoyable. Now to some more Relic Knights girls again...

20 comments:

  1. Probably not the best robot of the bunch that GW produced, but you result made him cool with your colour scheme. I like the eyes and the stripes etcetera.

    Cool Suber :)

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    1. Thank you! I also had a Colossus, but I finally gave it out to a friend. Strange design, but kinda cool anyway!

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    1. Thank you! I used the stripes to add some variation, but the red pattern looked nice to me.

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  3. I do like the style of this robot. Despite it being so different to all the other Imperial ones. The new weapon suits it and you've done a nice paint job to go with it.

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    1. Thank you! I was looking for any GW weapons in my bits box, but this one appeared and I went for that!

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    1. Thanks! It goes a little bit out from my regular stuff, but I enjoyed it!

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  5. I can see how that model may have inspired the Vorax from Forge World. Nice job on it.

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    1. Thank you! You're right, the Vorax is the re-interpretation of the concept, just the same of what GW has done with the Castellan. Glad you like it!

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  6. Cool work on your conversion Suber. The resulting mini looks awesome. Well painted too. :)

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  7. Thanks! On the whole it doesn't look that bad, given the oversize of it, better than I expected!

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  8. Looks great... and it's the one I don't have! Great painting too by the way.

    http://www.hitstokill.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/pts-88-robots-citadel-miniatures-rogue.html

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know of your blog, it's nice indeed! I'll love to see what you get out of those robots! :)

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  9. Love it! The thin brother of ED209?

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  10. Its an usual design, but I like it. The most iconic of those old robots I think.

    I like the layout of the colours Suber, its definitely red, without being overwhelmingly so. Great work.

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    1. Thanks! The insectoid aspect is totally charming, I love it. Opens a lot of possibilities...

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  11. Oh yeah! That IS some proper old school robot right there, y'all!

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