Saturday, January 25, 2014

Woof, woof! Mechanicum Cyber-Mastiff (FW)

I decided a while ago I wanted a "Kroot Hound" to go with my Mechanicum Menials counts-as Kroot. I have one of the old Necromunda all-robot Cyber Mastiffs back in Austin, which my initial thought. But then... I had an opportunity to get one of the exclusive FW organic cyber-mastiff models, and I jumped on it. I ended up giving him a color scheme similar to an English Mastiff, and let the bloody, worn skin around his sutures and augments tie him in with the rest of the Menial unit. I gave him bright yellow eyes to give him a slightly more unnatural look.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ichthys Rex, WIP II

Got a handle on the shoulder cannon now. Expect to see painted shots later this week...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

WIP: Ichthys Rex, Baron of Knight Household Brightwood

Not super close to done yet, but you can see the general idea coming together. The design was almost entirely stolen by the ever-talented Sheep, over at Forlorn Hope. I am trying to source something nice for a shoulder mounted weapon. I was thinking of using a twin autocannon from a Contemptor, to make it reminiscent of the old Castellan Knight, but I really wish I had a heavy conversion beamer to use. I used the extra hands I had from my Thallax conversions for his little manipulator arms; I thought of having them hold something, but it didn't look right without the face inspecting it.

Stick em' up!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Icarian Thallax Cohort Zeta

So I got the Thallax unit all painted up and I am really happy with them. I used something similar to the Forgeworld scheme for them, with just a bit brassier metal colour. I went with some simplistic Mechanicus freehand on the launchers, to tie them into the Magos and Menials. I used the same white (Ulthuan Grey) as a spot colour on the missles themselves.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Magos Dominus & the new GW Technical Oxide

Got some of the new GW Technical Oxide paint to try out; certainly like how it turned out here on the Dominus. Something you could totally do with other paints with a bit more difficulty, but it is neat to have it come right out of the bottle this way; easy peasy. Followed the cues from FW and went with a wood grain for some of his equipment. He is just the perfect kind of crazy and I am getting so fond of my Mechanicus forces that I already am formulating plans for a little Knight Titan/ Cybernetica action...