Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crusader of the Machine God

The Bellator Sanctorum Sicarii is finished and ready to join the ranks of my machine cult warband. 

The shield was of course destined for some freehand heraldry. The checkers turned out a bit bigger than planned but apart from that I'm quite happy with it:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bellator Sanctorum Sicarii

Here's my first take on a Sicarian. I wanted a crusader type character for the retuine - albeit one with a distinct mechanicvm look and feel - and this was the result. 

I'm thinking about adding a banner of some sort. Other than that he's pretty much ready for paint. 

The sicarians are a fantastic kit with tons of cool bits. 
They are extremely spindly though and the very fine brittle legs are a pain to remove from the sprues without them snapping. They're also slightly tricky to assemble with the legs separate from the body and flat joins without connecting pins. Well worth it though. 


Added a tabard and purity seals:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


The plucky little astro-mechanicus automaton is finished! 

I'm pretty happy with how this mechanicvm retuine is shaping up. I'm especially pleased with how well the now two year old Adept Prokifiev fits in with the more recent minis:

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Man Machine

A lone machine cultist stalks the radiated wastelands of the long abandoned forgewold Rossum Secundus. This wandering minister preaches the gospel of the Omnissiah and the promise of salvation from the bonds of flesh to the few scattered tek-tribes living out their short lives in the shadow of rusting cyclopean machinery. 


Friday, April 10, 2015

Interitus Mechanicus

Well, THAT was fun!

I haven't done a big machine - like a dread or tank - for quite a while and had forgotten just how much fun it could be. You can be more loose and sloppy with a large model like this and there's something oddly soothing about drybrushing large areas of machinery. 

The Interitus Heavy Support Walker itself is a experimental Legio Cybernetica model with two large Punisher gatling guns. At it's core is a fierce machine spirit paired with the interred brain of a former Ordo Reductor Engineseer. 

I might add some extra parchments and purity seals at a later stage to give it a more archaic feel. 

This was also the first time I used powders (vallejo burnt sienna pigment) and I'm quite pleased with the effect. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The gears are turning

Like everybody and their uncle I'm jumping on the lumbering steel tracked bandwagon of the Adeptus Mechanicus. 

I haven't been able to get my hands on a skitarii kit yet - as they're completely sold out - but I did manage to lay my grubby mechadendrites on an Ironstrider. It will be built as a dragoon, with some alterations. I just love the anachronistical image of knightly dragoons sallying forth on their mechanical steeds - it's really the essence of 40k. 

Using a spare head and a mechanical arm from the kit,  I quickly threw together this machine cultist: 

Painting of the big walker engine has also commenced: 

All together now: PRAISE THE OMNISSIAH!!

Monday, April 06, 2015

She Who Thirsts

Hello dear readers!

Here's a whole bunch of pictures of my Slaaneshii themed entry for the Invitational for your viewing pleasure. 


40 mm base: The Master

A particulary devious and scientifically minded Emperors Children renegade with a special interest in eldar soul technology. This former pupil if the notorius Fabius Bile has crossed paths with Inquisitor Carax on numerous occasions. 


60mm base: The Gimp

This hulking brute is completely devoted to the Master. Rumoured to have been created by a dark fusion of haemonculii and daemonengine technology. 


30mm base: The Nemesis

This eternally vigilant solitaire has hunted down The Great Enemy's minions for over a thousand years. Now he has set his sights on the Master. 


I hope everyone's checking out all the fantastic stuff on show on Ironsleet - it is a quite spectacular parade of great miniatures...

Saturday, April 04, 2015


The Invitational has reached it's final phase and today the turn has come to my Slaaneshii themed entry. Head on over to Iron Sleet and check 'em out!

Oh - and don't forget to have a look at the other entries. There's some truly spectacular work on display by luminaries like Mikko and JRN, with plenty more on the way. The guys will present one participant every day so this celebration of modelling creativity will continue for at least a week. 

Thanks to Mikko, Kari and Migsula for inviting me to take part in this awesome event!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Bring out the Gimp

I'm done! After a long night of frenzied painting I managed to make the invitational dead line. Well...sort of. I'm a day late actually but who's counting...

Anyway, without further ado, here's a preview of the third and final model for the Invitational. I call him "The Gimp" for now - seems like an oddly fitting name as theres a certain S/M vibe over this guy. 

This was one of those miniatures that felt as a total disaster until it suddenly started to work halfway into the painting process. Oh, and while I say miniture, this model is huge - the stormfiend I used as a base is about the same size as a dreadnought. 
Quite pleased with how it turned out in the end, though it's admittedly a bit rough around the edges in some places.

The trio will be revealed in full colour on Iron Sleet in a few days so only a desaturated pic for now. After that I'll make a huge post here with turnarounds of the characters. 
Stay tuned.