The Court on Parade
|Shock Manta prepares to enter the drop zone while Trench Runner leaps from his own platform
|The court stalking down the shoreline to enter the icy depths
|I created the staggered board so that all of my knights can be seen at once
|The most challenging part of the whole build was getting the platforms to line up correctly with the base cut-outs; particularly as the water levels were also different for each of the knights!
|Deep Dive and Barracuda Squall perch on a rocky outcrop where they can be easily seen above the knights on the shoreline
|There's a real feeling of intent now that all of the knights are moving toward the ocean as a united force
|Trench Runner is jumping into the depths from a vertical aqua deployment ramp (a knight sized diving board...)
|From a more elevated position, you can better see the transition from sandy cliffs to shoreline platforms to the ocean itself
|I love this image so much! The smaller knights picking their way forward while the lancers easily traverse the cliffs up above!
|It was important to me that the Fisher King took the prime spot, higher even than Reef Thresher; fitting as the most senior member of the Court, he can be seen towering above them all
|Reef Thresher marches with the King on the top tier
|The diminutive Mudskipper working his way down the flank
|Quake Hydra towers over Mudskipper!
|Sacristan Nautolex watches his mechanical charges deploying for battle
|Shock Manta appears to be taking one last look at the horizon before his drop
|I even managed to find a place for Snapper who is found near a cliff face entry hatch
Building the display board
|The rather naked looking polystyrene shapes!
|The next part of the build was to add all of the platform cut-outs and other plastic details which I made while poly sculpting. I hot glued these in place then began the process of coating the display with external filler (on the cliffs) and plaster on the water areas
|This stage was extremely messy and it was difficult not to get filler and plaster on the plastic elements!
|The base coat of glue and paint took a whole day to dry fully, but it was necessary to seal everything, strengthening the plaster and foam
|It was then just a case of painting the rocks, sand and sea to match the army!
A torture engine like no other!
|My Wrack Knight in all his gory glory!
|Not as bulky as a regular Wraithknight, he is still an imposing presence!
|The bladed sails jutting from his back project a shadow field over this mighty monstrosity
|Just like his smaller kin, this Haemonculous' creation is studded with dark technology
|Double jointed legs give this construct a much more alien feel
|As with all servant of the Haemonculi, the creature's face is hidden behind a Wrack mask
|A twin disintegrator cannon makes for a devastating secondary weapons array
|While disintegration is scary, the thought of being killed by a titanic husk glaive is terrifying!
|What Wrack is complete without an exposed spine and hunch back?
|Like regular Wracks, the Knight wears his torturer's apron with pride. The hooks at his back are used to hang trophies during battle
Where the Hex are the rest of them?
|The Hex in all their dark majesty