Liked CL4P-TP so much that it’s the centerpiece of my Warmachine army.
A while back, and with a younger Geek Baby, I talked about how a baby is a lot like a bad boss. As the Geek Baby has grown, I’ve come to think of another strong analogy for what I am reminded of.
Beyond looking good in yellow and being short and fast, a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP, or Clap-Trap, from the Borderlands video game franchise. A prominent NPC in the first two games, and a playable character in the third game… the game 1.5? The Pre-Sequel. Clap-trap is always good for a laugh, for an annoyance, and sometimes for the plot. In the second game, he is your early-game tutorial. He’s the antagonist of a DLC in the first game.
And he’s incredibly quotable.
So here are my top five reasons that a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP.
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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.
Just slap some Hyperion yellow on it!
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.
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Tagged Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, CL4P-TP, Convergence of Cyriss, Handsome Jack, Hyperion, Loader, Painting, Platypus Con, Warmachine