If you've gotten to know me in my hobby-side of life, you've probably heard me talking about how much I loved the movie, District 9. Social commentary, mechas, alien weapons, slums, an evil corporation, South African accents, the third world, a new way of film-making (not original, just new). It really hit all the right notes for me.
Ever since I first saw it in theaters I've dreamed of one day, recreating both the setting and the Prawn-Mecha on the table-top. While I have nearly finished creating the setting with all my slums and shanty town terrain, I have yet to begin on the Mecha model. Here is the model that you can buy. It costs over 250 dollars. Nope that will not do. I'm going to have to create my own.
Right now, I have ordered some AT-43 mechas off of ebay and those should be here any day. Believe it or not, I've also found some Dark Eldar parts from their jetbikes that will also be fitting. Throw in some terminator bits, plasticard, guitar strings, random Tau bits and I should be good to go.
Actually now that Necrons are out I could find lots of nice little pieces in among all those new plastics. My guess is that the basic Destroyer box would be the best place to look though, as the scale is more on target.
Check out what this guy did in lego! I know I can do as well in plastic, right?
Now going into a project like this, I have to bear in mind that I should enable myself to be loose with the design and create something new, kind of like a historical drama we are going to based on a true story not an exact replica.
Any thoughts from the community? I would love any pointers on where to get useful bits for converting mechs and battlesuits.
Also, I got some finished models to showcase soon, keep posted.