In my last post, I hinted that Conga Blue was nearing completion. Well, he's finally done and I'm really pleased with the finished result! Conga Blue is a heavily converted Knight based on the Questoris Preceptor with Forgeworld Knight Magaera carapace and shoulder plates.
More than any other Knight in the Court of the Fisher King, Conga Blue has a very specific purpose on the oceanic world of Corbenic. He is clearly designed for underwater mining operations, with a huge las impulsor, a giant anchor shaped pick axe, twin las cutters extending from under the carapace and a gaping grinder maw which even houses an inner rubble disintegrator. The shoulder mounted torpedo launchers provide this already formidable engine with the power to demolish bedrock with targeted explosive force.
To provide Conga Blue with increased manoeuvrability, his main engines have been modified to power two huge propellers, allowing his streamlined carapace to cut through water like a submarine!
|My intent was to create a solid looking mechanical beast that's striding through waves to reach deeper waters|
|The Las Impulsor was used 'out of the box' with the minor addition of some hanging mines|
|From this angle, you can see the propellers and rudder array which help Conga Blue move quickly through the ocean depths. I removed the main exhausts and a large chunk of armour so that I could install them into the rear of the Knight|
|Once I'd finished the transparent resin water casting, I added some heavily textured paint to the water to simulate frothing water swirling around Conga Blue's legs as the water churns in his wake|
|Conga Blue even sports a pneumatic cutter where his crotch plate would normally be located...|
|You can't go wrong with a precision drill mounted on a mechadendrite for those hard to reach places!|
|Conga Blue's iconography includes two black bone tentacles on his left shoulder plate - this could represent family heraldry, or a very specific kill marking; maybe even both...|
|Adding tiny decals to maintenance hatches is fiddly, but I think it makes the miniature look more grounded in reality|
|The shoulder mounted torpedo launchers will function as a carapace weapon in game terms|
|Eat your heart out Pacific Rim!|
|Deep inside his grinding maw, you can see a rubble disintegration device at the back of Conga Blue's throat|
Imperator ProgressJust a quick update on the Imperator build this week - I've been sketching out some ideas for designs such as the legs and the Starshatter Plasma Annihilator. I've built the main structure of the feet and am now working on the basic shin stricture. I'm building the leg superstructure then will sculpt the main leg armour separately as this will allow me more freedom when I get the the detailing stage.
|Multiple layers of foamex were screwed and glued onto the MDF foot plates. Next, I will be constructing the rest of the shin structure then it will be on to the thighs, pelvis and hip joints while I wait for some heavy duty filler to be delivered!|