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Zanatorian Steel Scorpions by Proiteus Zanatorian Steel Scorpions by Proiteus
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT FAV MY DEVIATION WITHOUT A COMMENT, I GREATLY PREFER COMMENTS THAT FAVS!

A few months ago when I was struggling to come up with a suitable (and cheap) model to represent a Necron Warrior ‘Wordbearer’ came up with the concept of a spider like robot: [link] [link] Not bad for an Imperial dog :D

I loved it as it reminded me of the ‘Tachikoma’ robots from a favourite anime series of mine called ‘Ghost In The Shell’. But then another obstacle for the project appeared which were the 5th edition rules. This caused me to ditch the spider robot because with the true line of sight rules a robot that short would be a nuisance for both me and my opponent.

Until now… All the models so far were coming out well but I was beginning to have my doubts about the Interceptors model: [link] They were a pain to paint to a good standard and some Forgeworld stuff have the worst mould lines ever, which on a model this small is a problem. This made me reluctant to use them. Then I remember Wordbearer’s spider design. So I sat down with some bits and a new robot appeared…

‘The Steel Scorpion!’ Overall it looked fantastic and was kind of cute due to its small size; however I could only fit two to a base.
The way it works in regards to the scarab’s jet bike movement is it’s ability to jump great distances making it very agile allowing it to get where it’s need quickly. Kind of like these robots but without the webbing: [link]

Now I’ll let the people decide on whether I go for the Interceptors or the Steel Scorpions?


--Zanatorian Miniatures--
Machine Lord: [link]
Dragoons (Immortals): [link]
Iron Guard (Warriors): [link]
Destroyers: [link] Upgrading
Interceptors (Scarabs): [link]
Mobile War Factory: Building
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:iconwrath9:
Well cool design and about those little guys well, go with Steel Scorpions, it both sounds better and is actually fitting when you think about their appearance and it's what an enemy would call them.
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Moot1212 Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not gonna lie, that's pretty impressive.
So you sculpted that on your own?
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:iconmandomasta:
why do you have the little comment in () like (immortals) and such?
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Fear712 Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe some sort of head would make them look more dangerous... the "ball" face just doesnt work imho
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Noisemaker111 Feb 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hah, these are kinda cute!

Deadly I would imagine.
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:icondrovic:
Scorpions are cooler.
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magicswordz Feb 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
They remind me of those robots in MGS4
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Soul-Daemon Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
they fit perfectly into the 40k universe, love the style of the silver ball eye-heads.
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:icondave-31:
Awesomely kuddly lookin' but I bets dere dead killy
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