Sunday, 15 November 2020

New Wasteland Walker

 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...?


  1. I'm always HUGE impressed with your conversions!
    Excellent work!

    1. Thank you! I always take the easy path, all the conversions are pretty simple, glad you like them :)

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    1. Thank you! These Kinder Eggs are quite more versatile than I anticipated :D

  3. Great work! I really like the way you've broken up the surface of the kinder egg. The weathered look is very good too. What did you use for the roll of cloth? That's a very nice touch.

    1. Thank you! It's just a matter of adding bits here and there :)
      The cloth is a tiny piece of medical gauze, the texture is interesting and gives a lot of options :)

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    1. Thanks! These walkers are really rewarding, you see them growing from scratch and given that it's WH40K/RT... anything will be fine on them!

  5. Fantástico , que envidia me das, y yo con mi carro de cadáveres a mitad de pintar. A mi no me quedan tan bien. Como tengo la caja de los ambots sin montar ya me has dado una idea para aprovechar los restos.

    1. ¡Gracias! La matriz de los Ambots tiene un montón de piezas interesantes, la verdad es que es una gozada :)

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    1. Thanks! It's a really simple build, you just have to overdo the kitbashing and overdo the weathering :D

  7. Fantastic, characterful conversion! It's ace and is spot on Rogue trader, if a little too good!
    Best Iain

    1. Thank you very much! I hope it keeps part of the Rogue Trader vibe, something you could find on the pages of the rulebook :)

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    1. ¡Gracias! Lo bueno de WH40K/Rogue Trader es que en cuanto te pones a juntar basurilla te sale algo que vale :P

  9. Lovely work on the walkers!

    They're rather wonderfully retro 40k!

    1. Thank you! I guess I get some inspiration from your own work. Your designs on robots and the way you work with volumes and edges are quite inspiring, I love your stuff. Of course my work is visually 'dirtier', as is intended for 40K (if a little bit retro, right), but your work has quite an influence on mine :)

  10. From a KINDER EGG??? Genious!

    1. Haha, thanks! You would never imagine what can be done out of them!! :D

  11. I somehow missed your Don Quixote walkers... The whole lot of them are amazing! I like the way that you made a few simple basic shapes into completely different looking outcomes. I've often been tempted to try something with those Kinder Egg pods, but I always assumed that the plastic was soft and wouldn't accept paint well. Do you use a special primer for these?

    1. Haha, thank you! Oh, then I guess that the blog header now makes more sense to you :D It must have been confusing :D :D
      I didn't do anything special on the surface and I just used my regular Army Painter priming spray, the one I get from my local supplier. I confess I had that very concern when I first did the Quixote walker (I used a serum then, and another Kinder for Sancho), but the plastic behaves better than expected. I think you can give it a try and see if it's up to your expectations. If so, then I'd love to see what you can do with these!!

  12. Te has convertido en el rey del Huevo Kinder, cada vez que alguno de mis hijos se come uno, lanzo a la basura ese huevo amarillo con desesperación, pensando las maravillas que tú serías capaz de lograr con esos mimbres.

    Lo mejor de este nuevo andador, es que parece hasta coherente cómo lo has montado. No dejas de asombrarnos. Una concepción buena, acompañada de un gran pintado

    1. ¡Gracias! Jajaja, tengo superavit de huevos kinder acumulados con el tiempo, voy a tener que darles salida como sea :D

  13. Absolute BEST use of a kinder egg ever. Superb Suber! :)