I MADE A THING!
I've been horrible at blogging lately, but I promise you I HAVE been making Hobby progress and sharing it on my hobby Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/modernsynthesist/, as well as my hobby twitter: https://twitter.com/Mod_Synth
Heck, I even cross-post this stuff to Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Pinterest, so, really, you can pick your poison.
Anyway, I haven't been sitting around on my hands, and I mean to post more on the old bloggerino soon, but for now, here are some photos of my latest creation, without all of the chin-wagging I normally do, which keeps me from actually posting blog posts!
It's an armoured sentinel for my Genestealer Cult force. I want to include sentinels since they give me the chance to create some mining mecha, which the Cult force is sadly lacking!
This one was inspired by Brother Pink suggesting he'd like to make some Magitek Armour, from Final Fantasy III / VI, using one of those lanky Ad Mech walkers.
Here's Magitek armour for reference:
I didn't see how he could do it with the model he suggested (the longstrider?), but as I considered the Ad Mech line, I realize the Kastellan Robots could very easily be converted into magitek armour! I bought the requisite robots for the idea, but I didn't get around to starting on the idea until this Thursday, during my office hours at the local Games Workshop. Here's how far I got:
Here's what I came up with. First, the basic armour without weapons arms:
That one, arm-looking thing is the magnetized weapons mount.
You can see this is still 85% Kastellan, with some extra bits along the way from a sentinel/dread. The pilot is a Tempestus Scion head (which is 100% perfect for the Final Fantasy pilot), and the body is left over from a Dreamforge APC kit (the rebreather on his mask wouldn't fit with standard cult armour :(
And here are the arms, straight from Ork kits:
And, all in all, I'm pretty happy with what I accomplished on the model. It's not PERFECT in terms of being 100% Magitek Armour, but it's a pretty damn good piece of mining mech. For my next mech, I'm going to be using the longstrider legs to put together an alternate Scout Sentinel!
For now, here's the Armoured Mech with the box he mostly came from: