Here is the 90% solution for the Dragoon/Ironstrider customization. Still working on the riders, and have a few samples assembled, ready for painting.
- Black primer coat
- Drybrush with AP Gunmetal
- Wash with AP Blue Tone
|Side views of the customized walker|
|Front view of the customized walker|
The purpose of the contraption behind the seat was to create the structure of a MIU for the walker's rider to be "interfaced" with. As I was digging through the various bits in the standard kit, I realized that the "omniscope" accessory (or whatever it is) would make a good head-rest that I could then paint up with the obligatory lightning bolts and electrostatic discharge.
Armor carapace parts were handled as per the Knights:
- Basecoat of AP Crystal Blue spray-can
- Minitaire Lagoon Blue
- Craft paint Antique Copper
|Basecoated panels in place|
The engine covers required a little trimming to fit under the MIU structure, specifically the repurposed servitor legs and cabling. Eye highlighting was done with my Mechanicum combo:
- Eye painted in Vallejo Jade Green
- Center orb painted in Vallejo Foul Green
- Orb highlight in Minitaire Base Grey
The MIU head-rest was painted in a similar technique:
- Head-rest painted in Vallejo Jade Green
- Lightning bolts painted in Minitaire Lagoon Blue
- Lightning highlights painted in AP Wolf Grey
In hind-sight I should have used an even smaller brush for the Lightning highlights. (I'll get it right on the next 4 walkers I have to build!)
Once it was detailed, with an edge wash of AP Dark Tone and a bit of Antique Copper drybrushing, the walker looked like the image to the right.
The base will be finished out in the same manner as the Knights. I am using smaller chunks of columns from Secret Weapon Miniatures, and ordered some of the smaller Spartan Ruins bits made by Scibor from +TheWarStore.com .
Now I'm off to build the riders and figure out how to properly magnetize them!