Sunday, February 7, 2010

Better call the exterminator, I think I have Termites - Part 2

I managed to find some time to finish off the Termites over the weekend (though it's too cold outside to seal them at the moment). They painted up rather quickly, and I decided that rather than make them all exactly the same I'd try to give them each their own bit of individuality.


It appears I still need to back and erase the pencil lines that I used as guides around the rim of the drill (they show up in the pictures much more than they do in person for some reason).

I painted one up in the ubiquitous hazard striping, another with the cog-wheel motif common to many Adeptus Mechanicus vehicles, and then butchered some latin to make a proto-gothic script around the third. It says "Ex Carceri Viscus, Omnissiah Vindico Nos", which loosely translates to "From the prison of flesh, Omnissiah deliver us". I am really pleased with how they turned out, and I would heartily recommend Ramshackle Games for their affordable and professional casts!

8 comments:

Col. Corbane said...

They so remind me of my days playing 'Space Marine' many years ago. I used to love those tunnellers. Cracking work as always mate.

Admiral Drax said...

Sweet. Nice painting!

My authentication word - appropriately for tunnellers - is "borin" !

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks!

I'm right there with ya, Corbane - I'm scheming on building a Termite Carrier similar to the old epic model, though what purpose it would serve on the battlefield would be suspect. Not that THAT'S ever stopped me!

Argh, the puns continue! I think that henceforth their appearance on the battlefield must be preceded by a terrible pun. "...And now, to undermine your battle plan - the Termites!"

Col. Corbane said...

Hey mate, if I can build an ambulance and then drive it round the tabletop going 'nee nar', then you can build a termite carrier.

Do you remember the Imperial Mole?

http://cyborgtrucker.blogspot.com/2009/05/termites-hellbores-and-moles-oh-my.html

D'nyarak said...

Great job on those termites! Your Adeptus Mechanicus continues to grow, you have any army shots ready yet?

Mordian7th said...

@ Corbane - Indeed! That's exactly the style I'm shooting for. Of course, doing a Hellebore would be fun too... No! Must resist absurd conversion projects! :)

@ D'nyarak - Thanks! I'll try to find some time this coming week to pull out all the Ad Mech and get a group shot of what exists thus far... Pretty much everything except for the Hypaspists are at least built and a lot of the built stuff has been painted, so there's enough to at least make an interesting group shot!

John Lambshead said...

The selenites have invaded!
John
PS I used Ramshackle on your recommendation and I concur - very good company.

#2501 said...

Those things are too cool. Your pics make me want to get a brace of them for my AdMech army...