Alright, so I haven’t done a ton of the painting yet, but I wanted to get a bit of paint onto everything before the Platypus Con starts tonight! A lot of the work was really from my friend airbrushing most everything yellow. That’s right, yellow.
There’s a good reason for that – and not just that he luckily had yellow airbrush paint sitting around unused. I have figured out a theme for my army – Hyperion. Hyperion from Borderlands, and especially from Borderlands 2 and from the PreSequel. And lines like Handsome Jack saying “just slap some Hyperion Yellow on it.” So I did that.
So allow me to show off some of what I have painted so far! This is my Convergence of Cyriss Warmachine army, Hyperion style.
Note: I do not have all the credits for the images I have been working from for painting inspiration, but everything is originally from Borderlands games, copyright as due.
The Main Stuff: The Loaders
In Borderlands, you get attacked by a lot of different types of Hyperion Loaders. So they are of course some of the main inspiration, for my many Vectors:
The Aerial Support: Flying Bots
Then the Loaders had all sorts of annoying flying repairbots and things to help them. That was a nightmare. Well, so are my Servitors…
The Ground Support: Engineers
Then there were little guys that would come out and drop turrets and things, getting lost in the shuffle as you fought off all the giant robots! Well, my army has much the same…
And of course… a CL4P-TP
Better known as Claptrap, when I realized I could make one, I knew I had my theme force. The conversion was both ridiculously simple and turned out really well!
Not Everything can be Hyperion… The Vault Beckons
The other thing that got me thinking Hyperion was the Clockwork Angels that I have been so excited about, and their leader, Aurora. These awesome Angels remind me of Angel in Borderlands… and also of the Vault Guardian enemies that you find in later parts of the games!
And of course, Handsome Jack.
Alright, that’s the Technological Superiority I have going on! Lots more still to paint, but for now, there’s some contrast and paint on every model, and they’re built and ready to play! If people stop by to talk, I can talk painting with them as well. And tactics and strategy! I’ll be trying to post pictures to Instagram as well as that linking in to Twitter so check it out there!