by Clyde Jones
Proof that Giant Killer Combat Robots and Toe Popper Nukes just don’t
Out in the Desert stands a lone foot, the only remains of the first of
the Giant Combat Robots to be used in battle. Briefly. It seems that
The Enemy knew of the project and prepared a little surprise for the
Jillion Dollar Juggernaught. A bouncing Betty-type micro-nuke.
Perhaps the creators of this giant foot shouldn’t have named it the
Ozymandious. History speaks of one long lost King of All who had the
arrogance to build a giant statue of himself proclaiming him to be the
King of Kings, Conqueror of Nations. All that remains of his empire is
two giant stone feet, lost in the sands.
“Ozzy” is a giant Killer Robot foot. Or a model of one. The little
Range Rover is just there to give scale. The model was built from an
old telephone from the Thrift store in town - one that looked a lot like
a... well... a foot to begin with. I cut the heel and forefoot assembly
from the base, used the modified handset for the ‘bridge’ and various
bits of Evergreen for the ‘bones’ and ankle assembly. The paint is
fairly random mistings of Rust, Black, and Grey primer, with a misting
of yellow to give it some color. Add more splotches and rills of
PollyScale paint and some metallic thread for cabling sticking out of
the blown open access hatch and you have...