Hi everyone, It is me Cat aka SpaceShrimp again, this time reporting in from the Precipice with some alarming reports of previously unknown Xenos. More after the Mag-lift. Introducing your favourite 3 legged Xeno, here is my take on the sinister Spindle Drones from Blackstone Fortress.
These models where a doodle to put together, coming together in just 2 pieces, they were ready to undercoat in no time. Painting them was straight forward too. The carapace was layered up to white from Ulthan grey and then finished off with a few gradual glazes of Drakenhoth night shade, super easy – batch painting took no time.
Can’t wait to see more tech from the fortress itself. The spindle drones where a great introduction, eerie and totally alien. Love the synthesis of organic curves with harsh mechanical edges.
I also love the narrative that they are intrinsically linked with the fortress itself. “When destroyed, their bodies are reabsorbed into the interior of the Fortress”. In my head, I can imagine the hero’s accidentally blasting chunks off the fortress wall with indiscriminate fire, and then the chunks somehow coalescing to form more spindle drones. Almost like the spindle drones are the white blood of this monstrously large sentient being, rushing to repel invading infections… Reading the accompanying book is now definitely on my to-do list, as the snippets of information in the box has certainly peaked my interest and made me want to delve deeper into the lore. I hope you enjoyed this latest instalment of my BlackStone Fortress mini-series.
Stay tuned for more news from the Precipice coming soon.
Couldn't agree more with what Garfy said. Black and white are always really tricky to get just right, and you've done an amazing job.
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The subtle way you shaded the white areas is brilliant. The tiny highlights on the black are a step above and beyond. Top class painting.