Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Saturday 23 March 2019

The Piper at the Gates of Down

They say that he comes out in the dead of night shift. When the forges are only just ticking over, when the Hive hums with the quiet lives of the darktimers, when the lights are low to conserve power. Then he can be heard, metal boots on metal floors. His sightless head swinging side to side, seeing without eyes. And if that blank face catches you, they say, his pipe will rise and a skirl of noise will reach out and wrap itself around you and they say you will follow him to the Gates that lead down, down below even the underhive and there.... there ehy do not say what will happen to you. But you will not come back. So they say. 

I've been waiting for inspiration to strike with the Delaque kit. The Dune Navigator is an obvious choice, but there seemed to be other possibilities in this rather Cliver Barker-esque style.

And so we have this guy.

A relatively simple conversion - a generstealer head fastened in the wrong way round and an arm from the escher kit for a slightyl spindly, out of proportion look and we were away.

The final result is pleasingly creepy, I think.


  1. The nightmare is real....shudder...
    What a wonderfully sinister entity.....Brilliant!

  2. Wow. That's an inspiring job. I love it.

  3. What a clever and disturbing creation! The bloated, pallid purple head and scab red robes give him a very Cenobite-like feel.

  4. That is lovely - well not quite the right word but you know what I mean

  5. Wonderfully creepy figure!
    Best Iain

  6. Creepy for sure ... looks great definitely :)