When I first came across the Rogue Trader Minotaur as a teen I was less than impressed. The idea of having a cannon on your head, to my mind was stupid, pointless and would yield zero benefit on the pretend battlefield. So my mates and I quickly decided that it was a crap mini and dumb idea, hoping to Christ that it wasn't a sign of things to come from Citadel.
Fast forward 25 years and my taste in miniatures has
Here, have a look at them:
And below you can see an example of them painted up:
|Painted up versions on SOL.|
Even with my rose tinted glasses on it's pretty hard to get excited about them. The one on the left is obviously a modification of the WFB, axe wielding Minotaur. Which is a pretty cool mini to start from, but then they faffed it by giving him a titchy little boltgun. If you look at the size of his hand compared to the size of the gun it just looks silly. Then there's the cow on the right which is, I dunno, a bit weird. The upright stance is ok, but his right arm is retarded. It's supposed to look like he's supporting the heavy bolter, but it mostly looks like he's punching it......fail. So I just decided to make my own instead.
I began by looking for the biggest, cheapest Minotaur that GW ever produced. I wasn't too concerned about how stylish the sculpt was either, I was gunna hack it up anyway. After a bit of searching around and asking some friends online if they had any spare I came up trumps with a friend from the U.S. of A, who donated this ugly fella to me a few months before BOYL 2017. Thanks Andrew :)
Here's an example of the one he sent me that I found online:
Here begins the process of me
|Axe & skirt removed.|
|Added an armoured codpiece and pants and gave him a Heavy bolter.|
|Meltagun for his head cannon and ran a few cables into his head.|
And here's he is, all painted up and kickin it on the beach:
So, I now have an RT Minotaur. I'm pretty happy with how he turned and I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of trouble he can cause on the make believe battlefield.