Today I want to talk about Dune......or something kinda related to it anyway. Read on if you want to know more,
Out of all of the interesting and varied characters in the 1984 movie, the Navigator was by far the creepiest, Baron Harkonnen being a close 2nd. The gigantic, demonic looking tadpole, being ferried around by a sizable entourage of what looked a lot like Syndicate cosplayers, was the first eldritch type horror I'd ever come across. Needless to say, it left a lasting impression.
|Like Daleks, the only thing standing in the way of the Navigators path to total, inter-galactic dominion are stairs.|
It was fairly cheap, but I wasn't in a rush for it so I asked my friend Axiom if he could hold it for me until BOYL, which he was kind enough to do. After I returned home to sunny Bangkok with it I stuck it on the shelf in amongst my other pending projects, then quickly forgotten about. But a few weeks ago I got the urge to have a go at modifying him. Read on if you want to know more,
For RT purposes I felt like it was 80% of the way there already. The face just needed to look a bit more menacing and the carriage to be weathered up some. So once I pulled the fish tank off and cleaned up the face with some kitchen degreaser I set to work. First painting the face black and wiping the excess off with a tissue. Then I painted the whole carriage black and added some gubbins and a door to it.
After that was done I painted up the carriage in red, quite roughly, and then proceeded to weather the hell out of it.
And after all that here's the finished product, pictured at the beach, while chasing down the other nefarious inhabitants that holiday here.
Looks like something you'd want to run away from? I think so.