One of the biggest criticisms of the previous model was the fact the legs looked too Tau based in origin. So in response to this I removed the hoof feet and replaced them with interceptor backpacks and plasticard to create more robotic looking feet. I then covered up the joint using part of the barrel of the burst cannon.
Iíve always loved robots and whilst my previous attempt to create an army of them failed I couldnít help but want to include a unit of Khalophisí Cataphract robots from the novel in my army.
I guess Iíll start with the main body; the first thing I did was add a joint between the epic knight titan torso and Stealthsuit legs to increase itís height using a part of a Necron destroyerís spine. I reused the head design from my old project using a Cadian helmet and pulse rifle tip as it adds more posing options and makes it look even less human.
The Storm bolter is the from the grey knight terminators, the original plan was to place a chapterhouse combi weapon underneath but I instead went with a grenade launcher, I also added the smaller Necron spine bit to allow me the option to rotate the weapon.
I refused to have the robot holding anything as it should be built in so I converted the sword from a lightning claw based off the golden soldierís blades from Hellboy 2. I did cut a triangle shape from plasticard but then lost it, luckily I found a much better solution by sticking together a pair of Falchions. Lastly I added the shield to look a power generator for the weapon and a defensive shield for parrying.
One final addition to the model was the 2nd weapon as most robots Iíve seen in the art books have a shoulder mounted weapon so I added one just for show, Iím also thinking of making a few with the weapon on standby (bottom right of the image).
The model will be painted using regal blue and gold as stated in the novel like the current (chaos) thousand sons.