The wasteland walker turned into a sci-fi Don Quixote proved to be a fun idea. It was apparently well received, and in fact some weeks ago I was commissioned by a pal to build another walker just in the same fashion for him to paint.
|Luckily enough I had another serum vial!|
My idea was to follow the basic design of the first one, but of course making subtle changes here and there. I thought it would be fun having more engine exposure just behind the saddle:
|Simply glue whatever you have at hand wherever you feel it fits in|
|Yup, those red pieces come from the Space Hulk Terminators I'm converting into realscale Marines|
|Random pieces everywhere, that's the key|
So this was the preliminary setup:
|Yes, it should look familiar to you|
It was supposed to look more or less like this:
I used the original Kislevite head I had firstly used for my project (and then rejected to make Don Quirixote of Manchae Prime). But my pal told me he really wanted another Don Quixote, not just a regular, generic wasteland walker.
|So let it be|
The final touch was extra wiring. I mean, plain thread:
|It takes more time than you initially think (dammit)|
So this is the result:
How does it look next to his brother?
|Spot the differences|
This new one looks a little bit more worn out, just because the way it is built. The exposed engine works in that direction and all the wiring suggests some problem with the cooling. The pedals were a funny touch, but a pain to build and fix in place, I'm not totally happy with them.
Anyway, I think it works fine and does its part. My pal will be painting it, so I'll ask him for pics when its finished!
I've run out of vials, but the temptation of getting more Sentinels to use the legs for more ridiculous stuff is still there...