Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Iron and flesh

The mechanicvs truly is the coolest thing GW has put out in a long time - and that's saying something considering their relentless release-pace these last two years. I'm in hogs heaven just mixing the new kits with stuff in my bits box and see what comes out. 

Here's two new ones - both based on old abandoned kitbashes:

To the left is a sinister splice-seer genetor based on a haemonculii concersion I never really liked. To the right the beginnings of an Iron Hand Ironfather - the Iron Hands feel like natural allies to the mechanicvm so I wanted to include at least one in the warband. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Judge and hunter

Managed to squeeze in quite a bit of painting this weekend. Finished up the arbitrator and, as a bonus, a test skitarii ranger. The skitarii are amazing models - though, it has to be said, a tad detailed for rank and file models. Painting 20-30 of these guys is quite a daunting prospect. But the plan is to at least do a small squad of five or six and use the rest of the bits for conversions. 



I also finished converting the Explorator Magii who will serve as the leader of the warband. I really tried to conjure up the archetypical image of the classic cowled adeptus mechanicus prelate. Something strangely lacking in the new mechanicvm range - the new Dominus is of course an amazing model but a much weirder beast altogether. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I am The Law

Finally got round to buying the skitarii troopers. It is, as you all probably have realised by now, an amazing kit with lots of conversion potential. 

The first model to come out of it is - perhaps surprisingly - not a mechanicvm character, but rather one of the most iconic imperial servants in the 40k universe. The Arbitrator - upholder of the Pax Imperialis.  

As someone who grew up reading Judge Dredd I've always wanted to take a swing at kit bashing one of these, and finally the skitarii provided an appropiate helmet. 

I'd also like to say thanks to Kraut Scientist, who provided valuable inspiration with his recent take on the subject. Cheers buddy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Merc of Mars

My growing mechanicvm warband is bolstered by shady mercenary Latronicus Pugnus.

Hailing from the unforgiving hiveworld Croenen Prime, his loyalty isn't as much to the God Machine as to monetary gain and the access to advanced tech the mechanicvm provides. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Magos and the Merc

Here's what's on the workbench right now: 

A sinister Explorator Magos to lead the warband - based on the trusted chaos sorceror (my third sorceror conversion within one year...). He's flanked by a mechanicvm affiliated mercenary - the perfect operative for those less official archeotech-gathering missions...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


After a brief hiatus - due to a quick trip to Prague - I managed to finish up the Sinistro-pattern assassin (now nicknamed "Skeletor" for obvious reasons...)
As some have noted this guy could have easily been made into a mhorrigotii character, but in the end it felt more interesting to do a really sinister imperial gribbly...

Here's the whole gang. More to come - an explorator and a mechanicvm-affiliated mercenary are some of the minis being worked on... 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Assassin in progress

Painting of the assassin servitor has commenced.

He looks like a happy gorilla in this picture for some reason.

Sunday, May 03, 2015


Here's my second take on the sicarians. I call this chap the sinistro-pattern assassin servitor. Apparently the few failed eversor prospects who still remain alive after the trials (though in smaller bits) get turned into these things. 

It is not a very nice creature at all.