Work on the Jaeger class Heavy Assault Servitor is slowly, but steadily, progressing.
Here he is next to a human sized servitor for scale:
I'm really starting to like this guy... The addition of knight thigh armour as shoulder pads gives him a different silhouette - closer to Jes's old colossus robot sketch. That was always my favourite 40k robot design.
I recently managed to get my hands on one of the new kastellan robots quite cheaply through a bitz seller.
It is quite a clever kit but however much I try I simply cannot fathom why Jes Goodwin chose to stray so far from the established imperial design pattern with these guys. While I do appreciate the nod to classic sci fi it has been taken a bit to far here - without the aquila on the chest plate one would never have been able to guess it was even a 40k model.
In other words - something had to be done to bring it back into the 41st millenium. With that in mind I started playing around with the kit trying to make it look more like imperial tech ( and less than a jolly space robot from the 1950s ) and have arrived at an early mockup.
I've tested a lot of different heads for this guy - everything from bretonnian peasants to grey knights. Here's two of my current favourites:
I will of course fill in the beveled screws and sculpt more traditional bolts and add lots of other details. Stay tuned kids!
I've got a lot of complex mechanicvm conversions on my desk. Sometimes however, one feels like painting something a tad simpler so I threw together a classic gun servitor out of some random parts I had lying around.
I then promptly went ahead and painted him:
I also cobbled together this naval officer out of one of my abandoned Rogue Trek redshirts and some skitarii parts:
I think he'll be next - a short break from gribbly mechanicvm stuff...