It's been a while since I don't build anything silly! About time!
|Spoiler! WIP ahead|
If you take the look back, when I built the mining suit with an Ambot I said I had another spare pair of legs. I had to do something with them! The first thing that came to mind was, of course, a walker. You may remember my Don Quirixote of Manchae Prime (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2) and his loyal Sancho Panzer. Oh, and the second version I made for a pal of both Quixote and Sancho.
So well, what could I use this time?
|Well, the ever reliable Kinder egg, what else?|
|This is all I had. That's my starting point|
I didn't want another horse-like walker. I thought I could explore other shapes. I found this seat and thought I could use it
|From a Space Marine Attack Bike, if I'm not mistaken|
|So there it is!|
|I started to glue random bits wherever|
Though I considered the option of placing the seat at the front of the thing, the idea of placing it at a side looked more interesting to me.
|Possibly not comfortable|
I needed a rider and I toyed with the idea of sculpting it from scratch, but then I found a Sentinel pilot and said 'hey, I'm too lazy for this shit, I'll just use this guy'.
I greenstuffed the belly to make him fat. But I wanted something else, something distinctive, something that made him different. And then I came with the idea of a mug.
|Could be a pint of beer, but the coffee mug made more sense to me|
It's but a brush cap, which I cut hoping it could look in place. I wanted him to look like on a dull, boring routine, drinking his bland recaf drink with his scarf up to his ears.
This was the final disposition of the walker then:
|Ready to paint!|
|That's a mere piece of gauze|
My main choices of colour this time were white or orange. Maybe red would have worked too, but I opted for white in the end.
|So white priming all over|
|I forgot to say, of course I added tubes and wires!!|
|I used my usual recipe. Flat brown wash to dirt it all...|
|(Remember, paintings and marks need to be done before!)|
|I should have painted metals and black before, and then dirtied with brown|
|But it was working, so I kept on |
|Second layer of weathering using darker brown, and finally very dark brown with a sponge|
|I also forgot to mention that jerry can! It's hanging with thread :D|
So here you have the final result. I painted a silly 'Ego -love- Terra' on the mug. It was simple enough; had I tried anything more complex I would have ruined it. Less is more. Of course it's bad Latin and inaccurate grammar, but makes the pun recognizable, so it's staying :P
|He looks cold and miserable. A hot beverage is the only thing he has in life|
|Damn, it's so ugly it hurts. That screams Rogue Trader to me!|
|Stumbling through the wastelands since M.35|
|Oh, you hadn't seen my sexy rear parts|
A final shot, alongside his fellow walkers, so you have a size comparison:
|This one looks dirtier then the previous ones!|
Well, it looks like I finally put those legs to an use at last! Hmmm, what else can I build now...?