Been doing tentative work on the knight, planning out how it might fit together.
Top of the knight
For the top I'm going to use the corpse from the Triumph of St
Katherine kit in the centre, but cut into the carapace, split down the middle and separate it to make a hollow for the corpse to lay in. That will then be flanked by the kneeling statues from the Junith Eruita kit, and have the organ behind it.
For now you're just going to have to imagine that this bundle of plasticard tubes is the organ
I've also ordered some bits from the Exorcist kit (including the organ keyboard
) which might affect how I decide to do this.
Knight's back foot
I don't like how static the default pose for the Castellan is, with both feet flat on the floor. I would much prefer it if it looked like it was in motion, but I didn't want one foot entirely in the air because it would look like it was running (or hopping), which is not how I imagine a marble behemoth moving.
So instead I've repositioned the front toe of the rear foot so that it looks like the foot is rolling forwards as it's being lifted off the ground.
This required sawing off the front toe
then pinning it back on with two wires for maximum strength
which means that now when the front toe is flat on the ground the rest of the foot is raised like this
I then filled in the gap created with green stuff.
Soles of the knight's feet
Raising the back foot off the ground means that the underside of the knight's back foot becomes visible. However, there's nothing there! So I've made soles for the toes with plasticard sheets. I've done the front foot first even though no-one will see it just so I get some practice before doing the back foot.
I'm not sure how much I like the tread - it's a bit thick, but I didn't have a thinner piece of plasticard rod that also had a square profile.
Base for the knight
It would be a crime to have such a huge base and just leave it flat, but also I want the bases for this army to look like temple floor.
So I thought the knight could be not just stepping forwards but also down - descending some steps. I want to almost imply that there is an even bigger church somewhere behind it, and the knight is coming down from that church to get you.
The plan is to divide the base in two diagonally, with the rear foot a few steps elevated above the front foot. More height difference = more dramatic, but the flexibility of the leg joints will be the limiting factor here, so here you can see me trying to get an idea of what might be possible using blu-tack to hold it up.
I think I will also have to widen the connection at the hips so that it looks less chicken-legged.
A random Ork
Finally I tried to sculpt some green stuff muscles on the shoulder of this Ork. Tricky!
Opinions/suggestions on the plan for the knight welcome!