Hi all! We are back to the wasteland walkers project today.
Once I had Don Quirixote of Manchae Prime
finished, I begun to think of his faithful companion, good, old, level-headed Sancho Panzer. Though my first thoughts were oriented towards a tiny Warmachine Jack, I had a (hopefully) better idea. I had this Kinder Surprise egg (you know, those toys inside a chocolate egg; I still cannot understand why they are forbidden on the US). Anyway, I then used not one, but two Warmachines, so I got this chubby quadruped:
|Is it comical enough?|
This is how it looks like next to RhoCII:
So it seemed to be a proper starting point. It was then just a matter of greenstuf fand bits!
Instead of a saddle, I opted for a full seat, to make it look even more different from RhoCII. However, I was fond of the head concept I used for the other mount, so I somehow stuck to it. Once again it's a serum vial top.
I enjoyed adding silly details, such as a headrest. It's a nail; I cut two tiny pieces and then added the headrest itself using greenstuff. The rest of the nail was used as an antenna on the head of the mount:
|Don't know why, but it has some kind of Akira Toriyama vibe to me|
Time to pay some attention to Sancho Panzer himself! I couldn't resist the idea of a rogue Squat engineer, an outcast from his people, wandering through the galaxy until he found someone who could offer him the taste of adventure and the promise of a proper reward. I used a plastic WHFB Dwarf:
|Sancho Panzer the man! Errr, the Squat!|
In the end this was more or less the result:
I enjoyed thoroughly adding all kind of wires and bits. The tow was something that came to mind when delving into the bits box. I imagined the whole thing as a civilian utility machine, just the kind of vehicle a regular guy would have in a backwater world to help him with his regular duties. So this is how I envisioned the Dynamic Appliance for Plural Purposes and Leverage Endeavours (D.A.P.P.L.E.)
Yeah, I know, I know. If you can come with a better name be my guest! :D
The name of course gave me the hint for the colour... somehow.
|No, seriously, how do you paint 'dapple' colour?|
|It's the &%$#ing same mini, just different light. Sigh|
You can see where I am going with this. Here you have the final result:
"He cannot gallop in the air: but on the Emperor's highway, he shall pace ye with the best ambler that ever went on four legs".
About Sancho Panzer himself, being "a peaceful man, a harmless quiet fellow", he left his old, boring life out of the thirst of adventure Don Quirixote offered him, as well as the promise of endless rewards, the rule of a space fortress maybe, for "then the squire might promise himself to be made governor of the place". His loyalty beyond any measure might not always be rewarded as expected, but he simply cannot understand life in any other way. "A child may persuade Don Quirixote it is night at noonday, and he is so
simple, that I cannot help loving him with all my heart and soul, and
cannot leave him in spite of all his follies". Now, both lord and squire wander through the galaxy in search of adventure to live, injustice to be undone and immortal fame.
Here we have the happy couple:
|Let us seek for adventure... in spaaaace!|
"What Gargants?" said Sancho Panzer.
"Those thou seest there," answered his master, "with the long
arms, chainswords and guns, and some have them nearly two leagues long."
"Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not Gargants but moisture vaporators, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that
turned by the wind make the engine go."
"It is easy to see," replied Don Quirixote, "that thou art not used to
this business of adventures; those are Ork Gargants; and if thou art afraid,
away with thee out of this and betake thyself to prayer while I engage
them in fierce and unequal combat."
So saying, he gave the spur to his steed RhoCII, heedless of
the cries his squire Sancho sent after him, warning him that most
certainly they were moisture vaporators and not Ork Gargants he was going to attack.
He, however, was so positive they were Gargants that he neither heard
the cries of Sancho, nor perceived, near as he was, what they were,
but made at them shouting, "Fly not, cowards and vile beings, for a
single knight attacks you."
|'Those are moisture vaporatooooors!' (should photoshop the room out and place a dark sky there!)|
This will be all. For today at least! The perspective of building a whole Quixote ambientation in a Rogue Trader-like setting is really (really!) tempting, but it totally scares me! :D
Let me make some progress on other projects and might come back to this. Or I may organise a contest so you
build silly stuff, instead of me, haha! :D
Now, please pay a visit to the amazing Alien Wars project
on Death of a Rubricist
. I hope these two fit in the whole plot, as a couple of desperado rogue adventurers seeking nothing else than justice to be served, damsels to rescue and good deeds to be done, against whoever dares to cross their path with Don Quirixote of Manchae Prime and Sancho Panzer! [epic background music]
PS: And of course go read the Quixote in case you haven't!!