Thursday, July 12, 2012
Canoptek Spyders Conversions, Bender Style!
Old School here with another kill point for the Painting Challenge! This week I have painted by Canoptek Spyder conversions. You may remember these "Bender-esque" droids from a post I wrote earlier this year (before the new spyders kits dropped) and while they may look kind of funny, I do like them much more after painting them. Let's take a look at these critters.
The original conversion post contains all of the details on how they were made and it can be found here. The only thing I did after that was use some of the new wraith face plates to give them a menacing cyclops look.
I painted these much the same way I painted my destroyer lord, though the reason I kept the head white is because that is how my scarabs look and I just figured that Spyders were a bigger, more sophisticated scarab ... with bendy arms.
Now what about those bendy arms? Yeah, I know they are blue, which is usually the color of weapons, particularly shooty or powered ones, but the truth is that they just didn't look right any other way, so I painted them blue for the sake of balance and what the hell, I like like them and they are MCs with big powered muscley arms (well bendy robot ones anyway).
That is it for now, I have been working on barges the last few days and should be posting some by next week ... also, I just got a giant package from Dicebucket! I am going to be busy ... anyway let me know what you think of the Spyders!