Friday, February 5, 2010
X-Planes: The Adepta Sororitas Proclaimer
Anyone who's played the Witch Hunters army list knows it has its problems, and in many ways it's also just as good. The Sisters still remain some of the best infantry choices in the game, in my opinion. Early on, though, I couldn't win with them to save my life, and was mad that they didn't really have a great fast attack unit that played to the list's philosophy of "roll up to you and flame you in the face, then chop your arms off." Anyway, that coupled with hours of playing the PS2 video game Kinetica led to the above; a simple, sexy conversion that looks fast and mean. How does this thing fight in close combat? Simple, it stands up:
Then it rakes you with a melta gun, a heavy flamer, and those really brutal buzzsaws it uses for front wheels. It's a bike, so it moves like one, and it's a CC walker, so it fights like one. As with so many other sci-fi designs you'd have to be insane to want to drive one of these. I mean, being strapped to the BOTTOM of a moving motorcycle? Jeezus. However, the model is incredibly badass. I liked it so much I made three of them:
Parts list? Fairly easy: Penitent Engine arms, Marine bikes, Immolator gunners and turret bits. You cut away the turret bucket so she can straddle the engine, glue the torso so she's standing up, and voila. The pilot's arms took a bit of trimming and reworking, and in truth a couple of those models use 1/35 scale infantry arms, trimmed down. I was soooo pissed when GW closed their bits store. No more infinite source of Penitent Engine bits or cool-ass Eldar wings. I could go for those Micro Arts mechanicus wings, I suppose, but I'd have to have a sense of their scale. Of course, now that the Space Wolf codex has Thunderwolf cavalry, I may just have to adapt the design for the Astartes. I could replace the PE arms with Sentinel leg articulations, I suppose, but I wonder where I could find giant powerfist things to replace those buzzsaws. Hmmm...