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Skryre HPA
Topic Started: 13th September 2011 - 02:25 PM (924 Views)
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I'm looking for inspiration to scratch build a Clan Skyre HPA. I was thinking of maybe modeling one after the Grey Knights Dreadknights - a Skaven in a giant power armor suit. But, given the base size of 60x100mm unless I do a running pose. The model would end up too flat and not take up enough depth. I could mount the engineer inside the just like the DK or perhaps similar to the Sister Penetient Engine. Or maybe do something similar to Master Blaster from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Or perhaps maybe I should try just a giant mechanical rat.

Anyone got any websites to look towards for inspiration or know of any toys/models that look clockwork enough to be a starting point?
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Ok you could always have a look in the army diary section for some ideas, Akyro's comes to mind. Also there is the Clan Mekka Abomb which might give some inspiration.
Another idea could be to use the Caller (usually a popular choice for HPAs) and add some more mechanical bits. If you really want you could make a rat tank and use that as a HPA. Hope this helps and looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :)
Edited by Ratty Gnawtail, 13th September 2011 - 02:47 PM.
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I would like to refere to Killa kans from 40K orks. Awesome skryre bits-box.
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These two that have been lost to time are some of the most impressive I've seen here.

In general if you're looking for bitz then some of the Empire, Dwarfs, 40K Orks and some of the scenery kits are good places to look.
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I liked those pictures and decided to model a couple of HPA on my own. The results are decent enough for a small local tournament I'm attending tomorrow.

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I intend to finish them more provided they just don't royally suck tomorrow. I wanted to use the fluff which suggests they start off has giant worms and then through in a bit of inspiration from Tremors, Dune, Star Wars and then cover the result in plated armor. I intend to go back and add various added appendagesto the underside along with a collection of shields from what ever armies I face. Make kind of a living mounment that adds trophies as we go on.
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Wow great work so far. Reminds me a bit of the Sandworm from Beetlejuice.

Anyway good luck with it in the tournie. :)
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Hmm, I was thinking of the Giant Mouse of Minsk from the movie American Tail.

I was considering making something with a giant ball filled with smaller rats similar to the Doomwheel, painted with a rusty metallic cage; like a giant mouse ball, only something that rolls over targets, squishing them or absorbing them into the mass to be consumed.
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Hmm, I was thinking of the Giant Mouse of Minsk from the movie American Tail.
It's been so long since I've seen that movie that I can't even recall that :P Cheers for reintroducing me to my childhood :D
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