Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jaeger class Heavy Servitor

Apart from some minor details like purity seals and such, I'm calling this bad boy done. 

Gotta admit I'm pretty darn pleased with this one. Hope I don't mess it up in the painting stage...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jaeger progress

Work on the Jaeger class Heavy Assault Servitor is slowly, but steadily, progressing. 
Here he is next to a human sized servitor for scale: 

I'm really starting to like this guy... The addition of knight thigh armour as shoulder pads gives him a different silhouette - closer to Jes's old colossus robot sketch. That was always my favourite 40k robot design. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Danger Inquisitor Robinson!

I recently managed to get my hands on one of the new kastellan robots quite cheaply through a bitz seller. 

It is quite a clever kit but however much I try I simply cannot fathom why Jes Goodwin chose to stray so far from the established imperial design pattern with these guys. While I do appreciate the nod to classic sci fi it has been taken a bit to far here - without the aquila on the chest plate one would never have been able to guess it was even a 40k model.

In other words - something had to be done to bring it back into the 41st millenium. With that in mind I  started playing around with the kit trying to make it look more like imperial tech ( and less than a jolly space robot from the 1950s ) and have arrived at an early mockup. 

I've tested a lot of different heads for this guy - everything from bretonnian peasants to grey knights. Here's two of my current favourites:

I will of course fill in the beveled screws and sculpt more traditional bolts and add lots of other details. Stay tuned kids!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Lights of Perverted Science


 + all that we have known and cared for, 
will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age
made more sinister, 
and perhaps more protracted, 
by the lights of perverted science +
- Winston Churchill


(pardon the Churchill-quote, but it felt oddly fitting...)

Monday, June 22, 2015


Just a quick update to prove I'm still alive and that I'm doing stuff... Almost done with the Ironfather ( my second take on the subject as a matter of fact).

Here's a quick shot of him next to the naval officer for scale. 

- edit -

Replaced the servoarm with a slightly more imposing one.

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the navy

The mechanicvm needs to maintain close ties to the Imperial Navy for obvious reasons. So, having an ex navy officer close at hand in the warband should come in handy.

Here's a close up of his face - I tried to give him a hard-as-nails, grizzled veteran, look. He's a rugged space hero after all. 

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Half a million souls

The Convertorum just passed half a million pageviews! 500587 to be precise. 

I think celebrations are in order! 

"Yaaay!" says the assembled mechanicvm warband. 

(image updated with embiggenable version)

Monday, June 01, 2015

March of the Cybermen

I've got a lot of complex mechanicvm conversions on my desk. Sometimes however, one feels like painting something a tad simpler so I threw together a classic gun servitor out of some random parts I had lying around. 

I then promptly went ahead and painted him:

I also cobbled together this naval officer out of one of my abandoned Rogue Trek redshirts and some skitarii parts:

I think he'll be next - a short break from gribbly mechanicvm stuff...

Speaking of those, the splice-seer magos is done: