I've begun to convert the second batch of
Goblins mutants (do you remember the first half?), but I'm trying a totally new approach. I was going nuts with so many foot guys, needed to set apart from the infantry and make some mounted units, as I was planning.
Cars a la Mad Max? Living creatures? I've finally taken this latter path. The choice was much easier as soon as my attention was brought towards the World of Twilight minis. Come on, have a look. Ain't them gorgeous?
So this is how it's going to work, you know. Dinosaur riding wasteland mutants. Deal with it.
I thought I had to start this part of the project thinking big. So my first creature was the big Sauropod like monster, the Dompaku. Being a wasteland survivor, I soon envisioned the beast as a wired, augmented creature, having taken the worst part of the stuff a big beast like this one can see on the contaminated ashes of the harsh outworld.
|I mean this. Poor guy|
|Cyborg beast. Getting better and better!|
The purpose of this huge buddy is mainly carrying out the muties' belongings, I wasn't designing an Ork Mammoth Squig. These muties have to show their relatively low-tech level, they are a nomadic sort of tribe, not an army of Space Marines or an Ork Clan. So their rides are scout oriented or, in this case, designed to carry baggage, not war-torn battle leviathans. But anyway, they need some firepower for self protection. This was my chance to put that huge jezzail from the Skitarii box to a good use. Who would be a good gunner for this weapon? I found that the tiniest of them all was the best choice. The absurd contrast between the small guy and the absurdly large arquebus worked to my advantage.
|Just look at his self-sufficiency, badass face. He's the Clint Eastwood of the mutants|
I built the basket in the easiest way possible, a simple piece of card:
|They both will look much better in a minute, trust me|
The more or less final look of this will be like this:
|Not 100% final, but you can see where this is going to|
|I'll add some more props but this is it more or less|
So this is my take on these, some screwed people riding crippled beasts. Well, not that Peter Jackson over the top screwed standards, but something in that way, you know.
This is not the only riding beast these mutants are going to have, I'm also using these others, from the World of Twilight ranges too:
|Still some work to do!|
With these I think I have this flank of the project covered. A few critters to make the muties cool, I hope it will work.
While I keep on greenstuffing all of them, I've begun to spill some paint on the foot guys, so hopefully you'll see them soon!