Surprise model of the week. I only picked this one up on Thursday. Games Workshop have re-opened their Wellington store and Nathan was busy setting up the gaming tables when I popped in. I didn't stay for a game of course, because I'm a miserable bastard (and it was my lunch hour).
I figured that if I was going to make an ornithopter then I should make it birdlike. I think opinions are divided on the Archaeopter. Maybe it looks a bit too Jules Verne or steampunk. A little too dorky to be an instant hit. But I think it's a really interesting model and opinions are always divided on the AdMech releases. I'm still not sure whether I like Kastelans and the hovercraft are a bit strange for my tastes. I suppose that's what the aesthetic is. Marmite models. Love them or hate them.
Anyway, I'm glad the shops were open and there was new plastic crack to feed upon because I've run out of ideas for the spider dunecrawler. The similarly costed Archaeopter allows me to drop it from my list and finally put a Slaaneshi model in the mix. I wanted to have a Chaos undivided theme, so all 4 gods must be represented. It probably doesn't have nearly enough teats to satisfy the devotees of 'She Who Thirsts', but I don't feel very sexy at the moment.
Still a work in progress but I don't want to do too much more with it. I might have made it too birdlike. But then a lot of my vehicles have dynamic, animal poses and I enjoyed tinkering with this one. A working title could be, 'The Budgie of Slaanesh'.
Very cool! I for one like the budgie of death! You can just imagine that beak starting to peck and I would not like to be on the recieving end of that.ReplyDelete
Cheers Xar. You should fear the back end more. It craps mortal wound, explosive pellets.Delete
The name is usually associated with Slaanesh Terminators but that screams 'Lustwing' to me.ReplyDelete
With so much dynamism added to the model I can't help thinking that the tail should have a more prehensile feel to it.
Lustwing! I like that. Yeah I thought I could make it look almost like a wyvern by changing the tail. But I've got a game with it today and wanted it (sort of) finished.Delete
I dislike the models BUT I do like what you've done with yours! Excellent articulation, makes it much more dynamic indeed. I second the adjustment to the tail - a victim of your own success, sir ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks, I might get round to changing it but I've got a tournament in 4 weeks and these things don't paint themselves!Delete
Love the positioning of the legs, very Raptor-esque! Far better looking than the much more static official imagesReplyDelete
I just changed the guns to make it a Stratoraptor, funnily enough. Its a shame the wings come in such a static pose. I reckon GW could have made them adjustable without much of a design change. Nothing that brass rods and glue can't fix tho.Delete
It's a little bit Tzeentchy.ReplyDelete
If it's blue and birdlike then it must be Tzeentch?Delete
I love this model, but mainly because Frank Herbert's Dune is lodged so firmly in my damn heart I walk everywhere without rhythm.ReplyDelete
Cheers, at least you know you won't attract a worm.Delete
I like it. The extra length makes all the difference with slanneshi models.ReplyDelete