Well not really the one that got away. When I did the first two close combat Vulkan suits showcased on this blog last month, I realized that I would like a third one. Reason is simple… these suits can be deployed in squads of up to three suits, either in the close or ranged combat configuration. Having three each will allow me to field any kind of mix, or even complete units of each configuration. Thanks to Christopher G. and Hendrik D. on the Warzone Facebook page, I got the parts I needed for a third suit, now the only question was… what to do with it! When I converted the squad leader from the original duo to hold an iron girder, my better half commented, that it would have been way cooler if he had held a street lamp. Back then I had already heated up the heads to remodel the fingers around the girder, so I was in no mood to do that again and left it like it was. But this new model gave me the option to go down that route. And this time I wanted to go really dynamic with it. I envisioned this suit charging at the enemy, jumping over a boulder on the ground (quite handy that all my Bauhaus basing contains boulders) to bring said lamppost crashing down on the enemy. Dry-fitting the parts showed that this was possible So I set to work. One of the legs had to be repositioned to achieve the look of one legs straightened to propel the suit off the ground the next moment. Just heating the leg was no option here, so it was cut apart at the knee joint, pinned, repositioned and resculpted using greenstuff. The rest was actually fairly simple with the hands being placed around a 1:48th scale Tamiya lamppost and then glueing one arm after the other to the suit. I was pretty happy I had left the container off the back off the other close combat suits (I assumed it held extra ammo, not needed on the close combat version), otherwise things would have looked a little tight there, but that was it. Anyway… here you go with the photos:
Not the easiest pose to photograph, but I hope the photos give you an idea! And here is another group shot with the other two!