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|
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.
The final touch was extra wiring. I mean, plain thread:
|It takes more time than you initially think (dammit)|
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...
Pues te está quedando muy pero que muy bien.ReplyDelete
¡Gracias! Es curioso revisitar un trabajo que ya has hecho, pero es un proceso curioso :)Delete
qué pegamento usas para pegar los trozos al tubo de plástico transparente?Delete
Todo es superglue, la verdad es que lo uso para todo. Si son uniones débiles, como este caso, donde la superficie es pequeña para el tamaño de las piezas, refuerzo con algo de masilla y aumento la superficie de unión.Delete
Great work! Really interesting seeing it come together in the pictures. The detailing really makes it. Looking forward to seeing it painted!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Walkers are quite visually attractive in every sci-fi setting, it's like a theme itself. I've enjoyed thoroughly al this.Delete
Definitely! Thanks for posting this - you've inspired me to go back to the robot rickshaw conversion I've had lying around for ages.Delete
Good to hear that! I've just discovered your blogs, I'll have a peek :)Delete
I completely understand revisiting a build. You get to do all the things that didn't occur to you the first time, but the charm of the first build never goes away.ReplyDelete
I like the foot petals btw.
Thanks, in fact new ideas begin to pop up, tht's right, hehe. The pedals, for example, which now I see as essential to such a model. It's fun to give any work a second thought or a second chance :)Delete
Wooow! You're a real master!ReplyDelete
Thank you! But not at all, I just throw random ideas to random models and see what happens :DDelete
Fantastic work Suber. And your second choice of a Don Quixote miniature head more closely resembles the man himself than the first one, at least in the way most of us would picture Don Quixote.ReplyDelete
Thanks! The other head wore a wide-brimmed hat wich made it easier to convert, but this one certainly looks more slender, it has some vibe, I think you are totally right :)Delete
Bufff... Precioso! Y si lo va a pintar quien creo que lo va a pintar va a ser toda una maravilla.ReplyDelete
Me lo ha encargado Raivan, ¿os conocéis? Es un crack, sin duda va a hacer un trabajo estupendo.Delete
Si nos conocemos. Ambos somos de Valladolid. Un tío estupendo y un crack con el pincel.Delete
Pues a ver cuándo se la mando y la pinta, no me cabe duda de que va a hacer un trabajo sensacional.Delete
Great looking scratch build! Nice characterful head and really inventive use of bits and bobs!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! The idea of a whole Quixotesque range is more and more tempting every day... :DDelete
Thanks! I enjoyed it thoroughly.Delete
Then there was two! Looking good Suber!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Now I may have to think about a second Sancho Panzer too...Delete
me quito el sombrero! :)
¡Gracias! Como ves se puede reciclar todo :DDelete
This is one of the most amazing and creative models I've seen in a long, long time!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! Good thing about this kind of project is that you can stick together almost whatever you want and it still will make sense!Delete