Thursday, December 24, 2009

Paint on the Pact Sentinel, Fortress of Redemption

Happy holidays to everyone out there that celebrate them!  I managed to get some paint on my Sentinel driver recently.  Normally I say "if you can't reach it with a brush, you can't see it."  This was untrue with the Sentinel, so I left off the cockpit side and roll cage.  Now that the driver is mostly finished, what color should I paint the actual Sentinel?  I think red would wash out and obscure the detail.  I'm sorry almighty Khorne, but there is such thing as too much red.  I'm thinking either black or grey with red chaos stars ala Dave Taylor.  Any thoughts on the color scheme would be appreciated.

Front on. I added shoulderpads and a Maxmini head to the Sentinel driver body.

Left side. I plan on painting the fuel tanks and the exhaust rusty as can be. See my old flamer pics for reference (last pic after the link.)

Right side. He's looking a bit to the right and most of the weapons will be close to level with his line of sight. Seems to work nicely.
And an early Christmas present, the Fortress of Redemption. This thing is massive!
That's my Blood Pact Sentinel down there. See that missile silo?

It's as big as the Sentinel's base!
And now a piece of trivia for those of you who have read this far. I was looking at the detail on the tower of angels and though it seemed softer than the rest of the model. I speculated that GW tested out their new computer scanning cogitator to make this kit. Then I found this tiny little skull in my bits box. (Look at the center of the picture.) It's from the vampire counts skeletons and it looks awfully familiar.


  1. I bet your right about them using the computer scanning cogitator for this.
    My questions to you is: Was the kit worth the high price tag on it? How many pieces is the kit, and is it possible to expand it with plastic card and make it modular?
    I've been trying to decide whether its worth buying or not.

  2. sentenel looks even nicer with paint on it!

  3. holy hell that thing is gigantic. the sentinal is looking great.

  4. Sammy: Since it is a present, it is worth every penny! :) I just played a game of planetstrike with it a few days ago and it was the only terrain on the board, the combined with its ease of assembly and great design, I'd say yes. It is worth the high price tag.

    I forget how many pieces it is, but the tower itself is only 9. Each bunker has a floor and then one piece per side. I've left the bunkers separate from the tower for ease of transport and they look pretty good on their own. Build a door for the blank faces on both, and a widget to fill the gap on one and you have two perfectly usable bunkers without the tower.

    As for adding plasticard, it'd have to be a lot of plasticard since this thing is huge!

  5. Wow, looking good. I think a dark grey would be the best base colour for the sentinel, red chaos stars painted on would also look nifty keen I think.