You'll remember how utterly thrilled I was about the Warmachine Cryx plastics? Well, my overexuberance got the better of me and I ordered 3 of them. The package arrived today, and upon opening, I was crestfallen to behold just how damn SMALL the things are. They are not, as hoped for, the size of Carnifexes. They are the size of Tyranid Warriors, maybe Hive Guards. So, to sum up:
(pictures are copyright Privateer Press and Games Workshop, used without permission)
That is truly how each would look side by side, based on the size of the bases that come with the models. That little Warjack is incredibly well-detailed for its size, but otherwise, it's far from being as big as I needed it to be. Maybe if I took the torso, mounted it on a Sentinel pelvis with Sentinel legs, and then added a Destroyer hover-skirt (cut in half, with each half glue to the shoulder) to bulk out the body, we might be getting somewhere. I tell you readers, I'm this close to getting a stock Carnifex off of eBay just to be sure of the scale, because this is downright confounding. The thing must be absolutely immense.
The plus side of this is a wealth of parts. Elsewhere in this blog is a borrowed photo of the smorgasboard that comes with one of these kits. Multiply that by three and you'll get an idea of what I now have to work with. The downside of that is that given their scale, they're suited for Warrior size and little else. Oh, I'm sure I could bulk the thing out as conjectured above, but I doubt that would even but up to the huge-base-overflowing bulk of a Tyrant or 'Fex.
Is this project scuttled before it begins? Never say die, true believers. Something will cobble itself together yet...