I recently finished these as a test to see if I’d like to paint some more to build up a new Mechanicum army. I don’t know many people playing 30k, but I guess it would be easy to use the models as proxies for a 40k AdMech army. For the color scheme I copied (shamelessly) the brilliant Slayer Sword winning Thanatar Siege Automata by Richard Gray, which is in Warhammer Visions #16 in all its glory. Most painters seem to go for the usual Martian red/white color combo, but I wanted to use something different, which would also tie in with my Imperial Fists and Hawkshroud Knight.
My first unit is a small Thallax Cohort, which I will bring to 10 models. I really like the design, even though my buddy Christian told me their weapons look like water pistols (also thanks to the colors I used) and I can’t get that impression out of my head anymore 😀
I am not so fond of the Castellax Battle Automata. I like the model, but it wasn’t exactly much fun to paint, so I am glad it’s finished. Unfortunately, I’ll need at least 2 more 🙂
The rust was more or less an experiment to see if Modelmates Rust would stand out enough on a black background. I am happy that it does, it makes altering the fiddly robots even quicker!