Showcase: Blackstone Fortress: Spindle Drones

Showcase: Blackstone Fortress: Spindle Drones

Published 2022-11-20

Spindle Drones are metallic-organic arachnids that make no difference between organic or mechanical intruders, cutting down all with their razor-sharp limbs. Ranged weapons are the safest method for dealing with these fast-moving killers, in particularly targeting their single eye.

Miniature Review

Next up in the box, the second easiest to paint seem to be the spindle drones! As with the Ur-Ghuls they add a nice creepy vibe to the box, and have a unique shape compared to anything else Games Workshop makes. They remind me of something from Destiny.

My only criticism is that they don't feel that imposing due to their size. I saw the larger Guardian Drones that came out as part of the Ascension expansion. They're the perfect size, and I wish they came as standard. Too bad they're no longer in production and sell for crazy prices online.

Painting Techniques


Black Legion
Thunderhawk Blue
Russ Grey
Fenrisian Grey


Grey Seer
Pylar Glacier
Drakenhof Nightshade
Wrack White


Luxion Purple
Kakophoni Purple
White Scar


I mixed sand with glue and applied it to the base. I then drybrushed it with Eshin Grey, then Mechanicus Standard Grey. I then painted the outer base with Rhinox Hide.


I kept these nice and simple, so I can push through the boxset quickly. For only using a few colours they came out nicely, the only thing I'm not fully happy about is the final carapace drybrush. I think it would have looked a lot better as a wet blend, but I didn't want to spend any more time on them.