Monday, 5 December 2016

Doing Some Heavy Lifting - SFD Giant Robot

In the 41st Millennium, circa 1987, Citadel decided to release a limited edition set of Giant Robots. Your imagination goes wild at the thought. These things should be ogre-sized at least. Or possibly, if they have been named correctly, giant-sized.

SFD Giant Robots (image from Stuff of Legends).

It is possible that Citadel created these figures for a Battletech licence (or perhaps a similar in-house game), because in actuality, these giant robots are anything but:

'Scavenger' is barely larger than the Eldar Ghost Warrior or Paranoia robot!

That said, I recently acquired myself a Scavenger, and aside from being a little disappointed that he is underwhelmingly not a giant robot (I had never had one of these 'bots in hand before), I was more than happy to lavish a quick and dirty paint job on the fellow!


After removing him from his solid base, and rebasing him on a 30mm slotta, I gave Scavenger an industrial yellow paint job, complete with plenty of exposed primer, grime and chipped paintwork.



The metal areas got a little bit of rust, but overall I was aiming to keep it quick and simple. Including basing, this guy took less than 2 hours.

 
In hindsight, I wish I'd done the eye-slit red instead of orange - I may go back and redo it, but for now I'm content to leave him be - the newest addition to my engineering crew.
 
'Scavenger' is a multi-purpose lifter/breaker unit, designed to support maintenance and engineering crews.

13 comments:

  1. Despite his vertical challenge, he's cute and perfectly fit for the theme. Now that Bulldozer version does look rather cool.

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    1. I do like Bulldozer too. I fancy trying to get hold of a copy of him :)

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  2. He looks great as maintenance bot for sure. As a giant robot....not so much :)

    Great weathering Jon!

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    1. Phew...he fits the criteria I have for him. He doesn't need to be giant, right?! ;)

      Glad you like him!

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  3. A spot of white on the corner of the lens and a quick Bloodletter glaze and it will be red. Easy.

    The "Bulldozer" and "Scavenger" variants are the best of those for use in 28mm I think. Fun stuff :)

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    1. I may well amend the lens as per your suggestion cheetor!

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  4. Nice mini, and that's some great weathering mate, he's really cool. I reckon his visual perspective circiuts are damaged, so he just thinks he's a giant... shhhh, don't say anything Jon, you'll hurt his feelings!

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    1. Crikey, that's a potential robomotional minefield right there. I think it's best not to mention size at all, just in case he ends up sitting in the corner of the canteen, sadly nursing a hot cup of oil...

      I'll keep quiet, don't you worry!

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  5. You totally master the industrial look, pretty nice chap here!

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    1. Thanks Suber! I've got to admit, I do enjoy the look :)

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  6. It's always worthwhile making something gamable and useful out of even the lowliest of miniatures. And that one looks pretty good and suitably industrial. Short, but beefy.

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