Just a quick side project that came to mind and I couldn't resist. I had a spare pair of legs from a Sentinel kit (as I had used the cockpit before on the mining laser drill). I thought it would be fun to build some kind of small walker.
|Ehm... Yes, that is from a serum. One finds inspiration where less expected|
|Yes again. The cap of the serum is now the head of the walker. Ahem.|
|A better view|
So my idea is some kind of, I don't know, mecha-ostrich. Mecha-gallimimus. Mecha-something. I had this rider from who knows when and where. I only recall having the mini for years and years:
|The last Kislevite|
He of course had to look a little bit more mechanised...
|Anything turns into WH40K with a bionic eye. Anything.|
I thought of putting a firearm on his hand, but the spear is just too evocative, it gives the rider that retro aspect he calls for. I put a tiny generator on the left elbow, the place for the shield. It is a field generator now.
What I hadn't considered is that I had to reposition the head, to make it look in the same direction than the mount. So, after 45 minutes of delicate cutter on the neck...
|Looks like sniffing something|
After some other details here and there, this is the final build:
I still have nothing else beyond this point. I think he works as a wanderer through the ash wastes outside huge hive cities. A manhunter? (xenohunter, mutanthunter, you name it) A junk collector? A knight-errant in search of adventure? Hmmm, I'll think of a proper background for him.
My plan is participating in the Alien Wars event Apologist is running on his blog Death of a Rubricist. If you are not aware of the initiatie go have a look!
I hope I can spill some paint on this anytime soon!
PS: Of course that does not mean I have forgot about the Genestealer Patriarch throne. I'm on that too!