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Imperial Cataphract Robot UP by Proiteus Imperial Cataphract Robot UP by Proiteus
I’ve always loved robots and whilst my previous attempt to create an army of them failed I couldn’t help but want to include a unit of Khalophis’ Cataphract robots from the novel in my army.

I guess I’ll 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 it’s height using a part of a Necron destroyer’s 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 soldier’s 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 I’ve seen in the art books have a shoulder mounted weapon so I added one just for show, I’m 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.
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TobiIsALollipop Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Looks very good, I'd say it takes the best of the Zanatorian bots and runs with the design. Think it manages to avoid looking like a suit as sometimes happens.
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WordBearer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
My one recommendation is to make the pelvis bigger and less obviously tau in origin. One IDE on how to do so is to use a jump pack mi us the vents, the tubes and engine bits would fill it in nicely.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tau? there are no tau parts on this model?
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WordBearer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
The legs...
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any suggestions? So far only think I can think of is trying to replace the lower legs like this guy did; [link]
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WordBearer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I'd try two things. First cut the knees off bwlow the thigh and reverse everything below the thigh. This will fake it have a more robotic stabile look and it will look less like a robot with a dudes legs. For the waist you could take a spare space marine torso front and turn it so the back is facing down. Then cut it do that the sides of the chest sit on top of the hips and look like additional armor/mechanical housings for the servos of the hips. That should help make them stand out and not seem like a robot tacked into a guys' legs.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry thought your comment was on the other robot.
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Thunderchild-Actual Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love this conversion. used to have a set of the old knight titans, as well. did a few conversions of them too. lost them a while ago.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Then I recommend you see the smaller bots I'm converting for my paladins > [link]
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jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've certainly got the feel of the classic citadel imperial robots. Great work.
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