Serendipity! I was busy wiring up Chickenhawk's head using plasticard rods. The original intention was to make cables out of green stuff for this job. I'd already used some wire-reinforced green stuff tentacles/cables to affix the head in a secure position. This was great for getting the posing right but made it almost impossible to fit more tentacles in the gaps. So I bought two different thicknesses of plasticard rod and drilled holes to anchor them before bending the other end and gluing it into the head.
This was fiddly as fuck and still didn't seem right so I added some Canoptek Wraith claws for even more variety. An image of an old Magic the Gathering card kept surfacing in the back of my mind. I've always liked the Clockwork Beast artifact monster but can't understand why this Knight keeps making me think of it.
Anyhoo, whilst dicking around and generally not making any real progress, the LED which is supposed to light up the face plate accidentally flipped out of the head and into the neck. I started to curse roundly and call my sanity into question, but then I noticed that the effect was awesome. I'd left the neck hollow in order to fit the wires through. The light in this space was much more interesting but left the face unlit. The problem was easily remedied by adding another one. So now he has green eyes. I rushed to get a picture because there is no way in hell I'll manage to get the sodding things to stay in this position for the end product. Looks pretty damn sweet for now though!