Thanks gents once more for your comments!
Anyway - I only went and actually did it. Have a look at this...
So as you all saw, I started off with the following:
I then proceeded (with help from Dad, cheers!) to cut the pieces of acrylic rod to about four inches each, before drilling into both the sphincter of the drone and through the base also:
Pushing the PVC into the hole created, I was then able to see how long I actually wanted it in the base before sawing off any excess.
I then secured this with superglue, added the tank trap from some spare FW resin blocks, and then used some liquid GS just to fill any necessary gaps.
With the aid of a hot glue gun, I then went and did the following:
To create the slime etc. coming from their rear, it was basically a case of layering and just letting it flow so it was pretty uneven and looking like watery slime trailing behind them and propelling them forward.
But naturally, I couldn't stop there. We needed to get some colour on that bad boy! Now traditional inks didn't work: they left the majority clear and simply ran off. So, a quick drybrush/paint of Rhinox Hide gave it a nice brown tone. I then proceeded to undercoat the base (which had been washed with the FW block prior to the gluing stage) in black.
The next step was using the Army Painter Quickshade from the tin: which leaves a glossy finish! I knew I'd have a use for this again! So on that went, quite liberally, before I returned to drybrushing the base in a dark grey and a thick black wash over the top. This was then given another highlight with a lighter grey and a thinner coat of black wash thereafter for detail. I added barbed wire and a stiff highlight on the traps as some final detailing for the time being!
Which leaves me with the following:
Then as a unit from the side too:
And some individual ones!
I'm currently unsure as to what's next on them - I might weather the armour slightly more, and perhaps a little highlight on the slime, but I'm pretty stoked at the moment as to how these have turned out. As ever, please chuck any comments and criticism my way - if it'll help improve them, I'm always game to listen! Thank you all as ever for your support and belief - with a special 'cheers' to Midian for his guidance and suggestions, although I did it quite differently, it was a great to get that discussion going - so thank you!
Edited by Chaeron, 15 April 2014 - 11:10 AM.