|Castellan 'Templar' Robot.|
I gave it a go with one and the diagonals were killing me, so I decided to scrap that plan and let my imagination guide my brush and the palette. Inspired by a variety of not totally recalled memories of robots from my youth, the original idea of including heraldric devices was scaled back. Painting became simpler with bold colours and designs.
The Colossus, Castellan, Conquerer and Cataphract are all great robots. I gave each their own identity and let their character shine through.
The Cataphract 'Lily 9' Robot
The Cataphract 'Lily 9' Robot features the number 9 (thanks dad) and the fleur-de-lis (from my days as a boy-scout), with colours inspired by an Irish folk song about a man whose father was a Protestant (Orange) and whose mother was a Catholic (Green).
The Conquerer 'Legion of the Damned' Robot
The Conquerer began with diamonds on his legs and ended up with flames and skulls! A fighting robot of the Legion of the Damned. What could be cooler?
The Castellan 'Templar' Robot
This one is the real deal. Originally I thought of red and purple but thankfully went with a more saintly white and gold. Or cream and bronze with verdigris. This one bears the Maltese Cross and therefore I named him Templar.
The Colossus 'Optimus Prime' Robot
The Colossus is yet to be finished, in a state of Transformation you might say. I am currently going with something like this:
Ok, computer. I have some work left to do!
God bless you and have a great week!