More 30k Mechanicum

Twitter made me lazy, I guess. I can’t come up with a better excuse of the 2 month hiatus since the last blog post. I finished quite some stuff in between, most recently more 30k Mechanicum models, while completing both the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies by Dan Abnett. Fantastic novels, exactly what I like about the 40k universe in general. If you never read some, do it now! 🙂

After finishing my first Mechanicum batch, I pretty much instantly got some more of Forgeworld’s lovely Martian robots. As a long time Necron player, of course I had to complete the set of tentacle-swinging Scyllax Guardian-automata first. Brilliant models, but, as you’d probably guess, a bit fiddly to build. The advantage of Resin is clearly that you can heat and bent it, so no tentacle is exactly the same. I haven’t even read their rules yet, I just wanted them in my army because they look just awesome. But with chainsaws, boltguns and their pointy tentacles they will hopefully be of some use.

After a black priming, I airbrushed them silver, added bronze details and gave them several washes of Nuln oil and Agrax Earthshade, followed by a light silver drybrush. I kept their carapaces black and added a few details, before weathering with Model Mates and GW technical colours.

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Next I did a squad of 10 Tech-thralls with las-locks. Sadly FW doesn’t say on their website who designed them, but I’ll try to find out next time I’m in Nottingham to see if he/she came up with the idea after playingh too much Bioshock 😉 The models are basically just two parts, body and a combination of arms and weapons, which leaves little room for conversions. I painted them pretty much in the same way as the Scyllax. To break up the generally dark colours, I decided to add purple lenses, which seems to have made the trick.

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More Mechanicum models are already waiting for me on the painting table, maybe it will not take another two months to post them on the blog…. Maybe… No promises, though 😉

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