Once again I find myself starting something new while all my other half-finished projects look on in dismay. Mechanicus! Trailing pipes and ripped open faces have always appealed to me; I've wanted to kitbash some horrendously mutilated humans-- Astartes didn't count-- but have only now gained enough courage to get myself a box of skitarii. A while ago I made a version of Anacharis Scoria and I believe that prompted me.
I must say, the sprues are very pretty to look at, the detail is amazing! But...
|I spy with my little eye, something beginning with NOTHING.|
...I was a little disappointed, I'm afraid, at the lack of effects... parchments, icons, hanging skulls... the Imperium by default are a superstitious bunch and the children of Mars are no exception by a long shot; I know the skitarii are simply vat-grown bastards of the Machine, but surely their masters would grant them at least some incense in an attempt to appear holy...?
*sigh* It seems to be the way that GW is going now, I don't know if it is because people have just been leaving them off or they're trying to push a cleaner, tidier future look. Throne forbid! That's why I don't do Tau.
|Works in progress|
Here's a fun thing; I had a half-hearted attempt at a flayed skin hood. Stretching the greenstuff as opposed to rolling it flat leaves it a bit thin but nicely textured.
|A cultist's head and a DE hellion body seem to do the job|
These are only placeholder arms for shaping the cowl, but I can't help but leave them, they rather suit the backwards nature of the skitarii...
So that's a thing! In the future I might be running admech along with IKs, that ought to be fun. It opens a world of kitbashing opportunities and some very pretty models to paint. I look forwards to it... after finishing the grey tide slowly creeping across my desk!
Ah, I promised you a painted model last post... here we are, BAM--
He's got paint on him, has he not?