This mini brought to you by 40K ADD! I had bits lying about and didn’t want to paint anything that was actually supposed to be painted…. Here’s what he looked like to begin with:

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As you can see, he’s comprised from all sorts of random bits! I made a ‘belt’ above his actual belt to help marry the torso to the legs (legs don’t have a socket for the torso to sit in, so I had to fill the gap. Here’s what he looks like finished:

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I played him as a Vindicare last week and one-shot Ezekiel (the Dark Angels guy) when I hit him with a Turbo-Penetrator round and he declined to Look-Out-Sir and then failed his Invulnerable! 🙂

And here’s how he looks in terrain:

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Got a chance to put the ‘Knight’ on the table (play it) AND to stand it next to an actual Crusader. Not too shabby. Pic makes it pretty obvious that it will give up a lot more AV12 Side Armor shots than the official Knight.

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So, when I started building this, the Knight Crusader didn’t exist. This is my attempt: The main gun is either the rapid-fire battle cannon or the thermal cannon. The heavy burst cannon is the avenger gatling cannon (side note: Word Press thinks ‘gatling’ is spelled wrong). The air-fragmentation thing (that no one ever takes) is going to be the heavy flamer for the time being. I’m thinking about using flamer bits to convert something more appropriate. And the missile pods are the heavy stubbers.

Does it work? Good enough? In case you’re wondering: Yes, it’s sitting on a trivet on my stove top. Best light-box ever?

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Still haven’t resolved the close-combat weapons to my satisfaction, but I don’t have the bits on hand to do what I think I want to do in any case. Color Scheme is going to be black/brown/yellow with metal bits.

The pics:

 

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I am totally supposed to be painting Warp Spiders for a tournament this weekend. Here’s a fine example of 40K ADD:

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So many odd bits lying about… >.<

 

So…getting incrementally (choose a very small increment) closer to finishing the build. Here are the top-plates for the feet. Guess what they are?

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Give up? It’s the rear hatch of a Wave Serpent.

 

 

Chassis is largely finished, save for adding bits here and there to hide gaps. Tops of the feet still need to be finished. Weapon mounts are magnetized. I moved the ‘hips’ up from the original location because it looks better (using a Locust as a general reference). The possibility of adding crab claws or some other arm-like thing remains. Given current timeline, might finish by end of year 2015? >.<

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And a Fire Warrior for scale.

And a Fire Warrior for scale.