Thursday, January 21, 2010

Opinion Needed - Sentinel Stand In

I have done some more work on my "counts as" Sentinels. It is a mutation of Deffkopta and Sentinel parts. Because of the shape, I have un-officially dubbed it the Scorpian.



Obviously, this is very much a work-in-progress. Feel free to offer suggestions or criticisms. The design isn't written in stone so I can always make adjustments to the prototype.

I am interested to read your feedback.

The wars goes on,
Hessler

9 comments:

Courtney @ Cadian 127th said...

Thats a very cool conversion.
I think that the skids on the bottom look a bit out of place, they need to be tucked up a bit more towards the aircraft in a sort of locked in for flying position.

Also the skids could do with doin a bit bigger, but that could just be as there are no weapons mounted to balance out the size of the skids and chopper blades.

Looking very good though. Can't wait to see more progress on this.

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

Col. Corbane said...

It's definitely interesting mate, not sure if you can pull it off model/play wise, but rockets on it would like cool.

Mordian7th said...

Looks good so far, though I'd say it looks a little squashed front-to-back as it stands right now. I personally think it could stand to have some sort of tail boom with a smaller rotor attached below the exhaust pipes and coming out an inch or two. Nevertheless, I like the idea, and I look forward to seeing it come together!

Mordian7th said...

Good call Colonel! I believe sentinels can be armed with a H/K missile, but failing that the support sentinels from the IA books include versions with missile/rocket pods...

Anonymous said...

Like the concept, but to fit some of your other designs... I would suggest a tricycle style landing group, shift the rear legs 45 to the rear and add a third wheel under the nose, might use the old metal heavy weapon wheels if ya have any? Use some plasticard pipes to build up a cage, and maybe add two or three pipe bars stretching of out to the sides, either for weapon mounts, missle pods, or even possibly medivac stretcher use ...Also if you replaces the actual chopper blades with sanded down blades it would look more human, I think its a great design,,

--fiacha 71st Imperial Cav

Col. Corbane said...

@Mordian - Actually, doesn't the new codex allow a missile launcher? I'm pretty sure it does, but don't have the codex to hand.

Rocketpods would look so sweet.

Col. Hessler said...

As far as weapons are concerned, I would treat this in gameplay like an armored sentinel, so weapon options are the same. I would probably have to make it a skimmer(?) and pay a few more points...not sure yet.

Admiral Drax said...

I like it!

I might clean off the rotor blades far more though...

NemFX said...

Looks good, I'd add two tiny wings and a rear rotor, probably extend the back so it has a little tail, but that's just me. How many of these are you going to make?