Mechanical wonders abound!
|The Court of the Fisher King|
This week saw me finish two new units for The Court of the Fisher King; the Skorpius Dunerider Blowfish and the Sentinel walker Snapper. The Court is really coming along nicely, with only 2 Skitarii squads, 2 more knights and the Knight Scions for 5 of the knights to go! If I finish them in the next few weeks, I may even rewards myself with one last Knight and some Kastellan Robots before finally sealing the lid on this long-term project!
It took a while to complete, but I have finished finished my Skorpius Dunerider, The Blowfish. I am really happy with the final look of this miniature; I did make some small adjustments to the model including changing the crew and removing the long whip aerials, but in general, I didn't need to make too many changes to the kit. The main build challenge was the base which was covered in a previous post - painting it was really enjoyable and I would highly recommend a Skorpius kit to any Mechanicus collector!
|For a simple concept, this miniature took a lot of effort to complete!|
|The large resin base is a little excessive, but it is only meant for display, detaching from magnets within the hull when I want to remove the Dunerider|
|I'm really happy with the waves and spray on the finished piece - it really is skipping over the waves!|
|The split wake from the turbines works really well|
|The crew were intentionally all replaced with servitors - they won't get seasick like normal humans!|
|The Blowfish is painted in the same colour scheme as its Knightly companions|
|All of the servitor crew are armed with harpoons as is the custom with this force!|
|I really enjoyed painting this miniature; I really went to town with the rust and weathering!|
|The rusted deck and internal hatches all showing signs of water damage|
|The sea base in all its glory - not the metal tipped flight stems which the hull magnets attach to|
|The two removable Servitors ever vigilant at their respective portholes|
|Grim and implacable, the Servitors exit the landing craft|
|Sacristan Nautolex hitches a ride|
|Even the Fisher King himself sometimes requires transportation!|
Snapper was built shortly after The Fisher King but has sat unpainted for almost 2 years! I finally finished him at the same time as painting the Blowfish. Working on them both simultaneously allowed me to get them done quickly as I painted similar sections on both miniatures at the same time.
|He may be the smallest walker in this force, but he's packed full of character!|
|From this side, you can see the front facing tazer on the main hull and the additional railing added next to the driver's hatch|
|Snapper has had his traditional Sentinel missile armament replaced with a multi-shot harpoon launcher!|
|The rear exhaust ports have filtration caps for underwater operations|
|Large air tanks fuel the harpoon launcher|
|Snapper's hull bears multiple yellow lamp lights like his larger Knight cousins in the Court|