So up next are a trio of walkers that I acquired from a friend. He was going to use them in 40k as robots or sentinels. I have no idea who makes them and I had all sorts of extra bits left over which further hinders finding out who made them.( Tamsin, these are the surprise! I am hoping you or anyone else may know who made them) They were metal and polybagged with optional weapons. No instructions were included with them which made it a chore and a valid excuse for the left over bits.
Each leg is composed of upper leg, lower leg, ankle joint and three toes...5 pieces in heavy metal with no set way to attach, you gotta pin them yourself! I originally built them after deployment and had all sorts of not-fun doing so. They fell apart constantly and needed more pinning and more posing which was very difficult. I get a rash from superglue fumes and these fellows had me itching for three years! I finally just stuck them on some old AOL CD ROMS( hey I found a good use for junk mail!)
I also delved into my reclamation box to find some stuff so the legs were getting support from the base..er ... to tart the base up!
I have hit that part of the Challenge where I needed new brushes, refill paint, and I still needed a Curtgeld( that'll be later) I found out that a whole raft of GW paints are gone, renamed, or with the missing left socks from dryers. I bought some approximate P3 paints and some Army Painter shades as I needed something to replace the empty pots! ( I was also scouting what was new at the shop since I will be allowed to buy models again soon!)
The merc and not-HUMVEE are for scale and to show that I pretty much got the right colors to match the chosen camouflage. Although these were a total pain-in-the-a to build, I love the lines to them and if I had another, I'd paint it hot rod red!
I gave two of them a rotary multi barreled cannon and one the big stubby cannon.
I think I am slowly getting the NMM about right, plus if you note they have some handy power cables hanging between the legs for Luke Skywalker types to sever!
They really are lovely models, but why do you need to assemble 10 components to get them to stand! Plastic it could work, but metal? These suckers are heavy!
All lined up and looking pretty! If you notice the center walker has a stubby defense weapon as the pin sized barrel snapped off in one of the several toppling/unsuccessful bonding times. Although they are very pleasing to me now, I'm glad to be done. they are ready to game with and I'll consider the stubby defense turret to be a Sci-Fi Sawn off shotgun and we won't discuss the walker whose textured basing heaved from the CD ROM either! ;)
three 15mm Zorty, walking tanks!
Are these ever cool David! I can't imagine how time consuming it must have been to pin together all six of those leg assemblies on a simple hunch. You did a bang-up job on them though - bravo to you! Also, I really like the camo pattern you came up with for this force. The blue-grey you use is particularly striking and seems to reinforce the hi-tech feel to the force.