Here's a blast from the past for me, a diorama I made for a contest Work In Progress hosted several years ago.
"The Origin of Tactical Dreadnought Armour"
The rules of the contest were simple, a 40k based diorama on a 60mm base. The inspiration came from something I read previously:
"Tactical Dreadnought Armor combines the technological developments of Power Armour with the sealed environmental suits designed for starship crews that work in highly unstable or corrosive environments such as inside the high pressure casings of plasma reactor shields. These formidable suits of powered armour could even withstand the colossal impact of high speed orbital micro debris."
This got me thinking about making a non-combative version of Terminator Armour; something more akin to exo-suit capable of minor repairs on the outer hulls of a ship.
In this scene the worker is repairing a damaged sensor cluster that was hit by a small meteor. I made the majority of the hull from Cities of Death bits and added equipment from several IG figures. The Terminator armor itself was basically cleaned up by removing all IG insignia and a servitor arm was added. The plasma torch was made from several random IG bits I had laying around.
Considering I made this diorama about 6 years ago, I know I could do a better paint job nowadays. But that doesn't stop me from nostalgically enjoying my previous handiwork and remembering where my 40k roots are.
Until next time...