Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Fat Controller

Drone and Controller
15 mm

The Controller roams wreckage-strewn battlefields with his motley collection of bots, looking for salvageable parts and technology to be repaired and sold on the interstellar black market.  While naturally legless and sessile, he has adapted a Taranis runner drone to give himself exceptional mobility and speed.

The bot and the Controller's legs are Taranis Runner Drones from The Ion Age, while the Controller himself is from I've only done these two figures, but as I acquire suitable robot figures I may expand the team. 

These guys actually got off to a bit of a rocky start when, right after I basecoated them, my youngest decided he was going to help paint them while I wasn't looking!  Welp!  Into the dip, and lesson learned...


  1. I love the palette that you use -- so much vibrancy and contrast on such small miniatures. They really are splendid to look at. I hope you find some more bots for the team soon.
    And thanks for teaching me the word "sessile". It turns out, I have been sessile all day today.

  2. Nice team you got there! The Heavy contrast makes them look great. Also, painting yellow isn't easy but you nailed it.

  3. Glad you guys like them! I liked the gunmetal scheme on the Ion Age website but I thought this bot at least looked very "industrial". And with yellow, the blue alien was the obvious choice for a lively complementary colour scheme. I'd been trying to come up with a good conversion idea for "the Controller" for a while, I'm glad this worked :)


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