More Mechanicum, this time a squad of Myrmidon Destructors. One of the interesting things I’m finding with this army is that because all the models are so different, I need to reinvent the colour scheme for every new squad. Although I’m happy with the overall colour scheme, finding the right balance on each new squad can be surprisingly tricky. I found this squad particularly difficult. Originally I wanted to do them with the same glossy red on their armour as the rest of the army. However, after trialling five or six different version, I just couldn’t get it to work. I tried black robes highlighted grey, black robes highlighted red, and several other different combinations, none of which worked. In the end I settled on red robes and black armour, which I think works with the rest of the test models.
I also did some minor conversions on the squad, mainly to magnitise their weapons. I want to be able to switch between different weapon loadouts, and thought this would be the easiest way.
More Mechanicum, and more tanks! This time it’s the Krios Venator. I love this model, and can’t wait to use it on the table. I’m really enjoying the steampunk aesthetics of the Mechanicum units, and how different they are to everything else in Games Workshop’s collection.
More test models for the Mechanicum, this time a squad of Thallax. I love these models, their blank, expressionless face masks in particular. Since I have a small obsession with tanks, I’ll likely be fielding an Ordo Reductor Mechanicum force on a regular basis. As such, I’ll be needing a lot of these guys, as they make up the compulsory troops choices for that faction. I’m fairly happy with the test squad so far, although they’ll need some weathering.
Firstly, a belated new-years to you all! Secondly, an apology regarding 2016. It was a particularly busy year for me, and consequently, a pretty poor year for the blog. I have all the usual excuses, and I’m sure you care for them about as much as you care for everyone else’s excuses. All I can say is I’m hoping 2017 will be a particularly epic year for hobby. To kick things off, I’m starting a new project. Several years ago I converted up a Mechanicum themed Imperial Guard army. Since then, Forge World and Games Workshop have both released Mechanicum armies, and so it’s time to update my collection. Since I pretty much only play Horus Heresy these days, I’ll be focusing on the Forge World models to create a playable Mechanicum army for that system.
I already have two titans, both of which are from Legio Ignatum. My mechanicum force is going to be aligned to Legio Ignatum as well, acting as an escort and support force for the titans.
And so, here is the first test model for the army, a Triaros Armoured Conveyor. It’s still WIP, but gives an idea of what I’m going for. This model is a beast, massively bigger than a land raider. I love it!
I live! Just a quick update of another commission, this time the primarch of the Iron Tenth, Ferrus Manus. This model was a lot of fun to paint, although it was hard to show the effects in the pics. I’m also still stuck using my phone camera at the moment, so apologies for the quality of the shots.
Firstly, my apologies for the complete lack of updates. I have all the usual excuses, which I’m sure no one cares about. I also have the more legitimate excuse of my camera died, which has obviously slowed me down. On the upside, I have actually been making some progress on several projects, so hopefully it will be less than six weeks before the next update (assuming I can get pics).
In the mean time, I’ve had several commissions to keep me busy, the latest of which is the mega-smerf G-man, Guilliman. This model was great fun to paint, although I’m not supper keen on his marble hover-board when he’s not on his display base. Pics are taken from my mobile, so my apologies for the quality. Also, white display base on white backdrop wasn’t my greatest idea ever…
Excitement! The cities of death table has paint on it! I’ve finished the first round of paints and added static grass to a few of the sections. I was so excited I had to go and set it up to see what it looks like!
And, because all tables looks better with models on them, I also took some shots with some of the Imperial Fists on the table to get an idea of what it might look like in action.
Pretty happy with how the table is going so far, although there are still some extra little details I want to add in, and probably change the colour scheme a little. But, I think it’s certainly good enough to start having a few games on!