Monday, April 20, 2009

By Your Command...

I figured I'd get some placeholders for the other projects I've alluded to - Since I was up in the hobby loft painting and the light was decent, I snapped a couple shots of a few models from each of my other minor projects.

The one I enjoy the most, but is the least completed is the Adeptus Mechanicus. Along with the Guard, I've always been a huge fan of the Adeptus Mechanicus - When I think of 40k, the robes, bionics, and techno-sorcery is the first thing that comes to mind. While I've never had what could be considered an entire army I have been slowly gathering Ad Mech figs for the last 20 years. At this point it comprises a significant number of models. That being the case, the priests of Mars are a common sight in my army lists, unsurprising due to the number of tanks I tend to field.

Just as a teaser, I recently finished stripping, re-basing and re-painting one of the two Legio Cybernetica Robot Maniples containing a Colossus, two Conquerors and two Castellans:

I'm slowly putting together what will be a full Adeptus Mechanicus army, based on the fantastic ruleset created by the folks at Tempus Fugitives. Great site, their 40k campaign packs are absolutely, jaw-droppingly good - tons of ideas for great conversions, as well as lots of new rules for those old, old, ooooold models that have been out of the picture since Rogue Trader.

The second robot maniple consists of one each of the five robot types, and I'm trying to keep them as 'original' as possible. This maniple I decided to 'modernize' a little, though I attempted to remain as true as possible to the original weapons loadout options.

What I'm keeping my fingers crossed for is the confirmation of the long-rumored plastic stormtroopers. If I can get my conversion-obsessed mitts on a couple boxes of those, I'll have my Skitarii and the Legio Reductor will be well on its way to being a stand alone army...


  1. I'll be interested in seeing how you do your Skitarii. I've been contemplating an Ad Mech army myself. I need some folks to swarm around the Reavers feet you know!

  2. I've been considering using Death Korps of Krieg Grenadiers as a basis for the Skitarii, shaving off all the Aquilas and painting up their greatcoats in red with the cog pattern in white around the hems. Ideally however I'd like to build out a unit with plenty of obvious bionics and weapons that appear grafted on rather than simply carried. We'll see what the 2nd and future waves of Guard releases have in store, I suppose!