|The Sentinel Power Lifter|
My hazy memory tells me that while the standard plastic Sentinel kit was £15, the Power Lifter was only £17, which made it great value. I used to own one. I decided I had no use for it. I sold it. When I wanted one again, FW had discontinued it, and the kit is worth a fortune on ebay.
So back in 2014, I decided I would make my own retro version of the Sentinel Lifter, more suited to a Rogue Trader setting.
I took the classic egg-shaped Rogue Trader Sentinel, and mated it with the forks from a toy fork-lift truck and a Techmarine's servo arm.
|At some point between 2014 and 2017, the grey plastic pipe disappeared.|
|The crewman received a replacement head from a Marauder Chaos Thug of all things.|
|Some early feedback resulted in the addition of upper forks to make the lifter a touch more believable.|
After building it, the Sentinel stood on a shelf for about 2 years. Then it got put in a box. Then, a few weeks ago, I extracted all the bits from the box, and re-glued them all back together. Why? I needed something to move all my pallets around.
|I sprayed the whole Sentinel with a yellow car spray, then dinged it up a touch with the reliable blister foam weathering.|
|I made the operator a grizzled late middle-aged man, complete with a nonchalant narc stick.|
|After looking at images of fork-lifts, I realised most of them have yellow bodies and black forks. Most also have the manufacturer's logo prominently displayed. Hence 'COMA'.|
|The rear mounted servo-arm for fiddly stuff. And cables, possibly for charging?|
|The little centre-mounted control panel is a plastic piece use to hide the node where the multi-laser should go.|
|I even painted a tiny little warning sticker. Don't stick your hands in there!|
As a scenic item, or even a fun occasional vehicle in a game, I can see this Power Lifter getting stuck in in a range of environments.
|There's always crates to be shifted down at the starport.|