Sunday, 11 March 2018
[40K - Imperial Guard] 15th Hyrkan Armoured Sentinel
Growing up on a diet of the original '70's Star Wars movies, Mechwarrior games on the PC and Battletech novels meant that I was always going to be a fan of the Imperial Guard Armoured Sentinel miniature.
You just can't get past those sexy chicken legs.
I love the concept of mechanised walkers in Sci-Fi armies and had hoped that different (larger) designs would be released for the Guard eventually, but it seems it isn't to be.
That said, I'm not a huge fan of how this one turned out. It was one of three 2nd hand Sentinels I picked up cheap off ebay in a bulk buy - only to find out they'd been put together using liquid cement and put together poorly at that.
Lots of hacking away with a scalpel was required to fix the horrible errors in assembly and I had to hit up an online bitz dealer to replace parts too damaged to use again.
Not such a cheap buy after all.
Disheartened by the overall crappy condition of the base mini, I was a bit haphazard in my painting and unfortunately it shows.
Hopefully the next two will be improved and I might even revisit this one.