Saturday, April 9, 2011

Adeptus Mechanicus - Mk II Hypaspist test models

As I'd mentioned previously my intention has been to use the models I'm currently in the process of painting as the Praetorians in the Ad-Mech army, and build some other models for use as the Hypaspists (tech guard). While I was between colors, I banged out a couple test models to see how they'd look.

The bodies are Wargames Factory's Greatcoat Troopers, the heads are from Pig Iron, and the rest is GW Cadian guard bits. To represent the hellguns, I went with a replacement muzzle for the standard lasgun which is the lower portion of the main aerial trimmed from a Voxcaster. A couple other pieces are shaved from the Vox and is inverted as the model's backpack/power pack. I want to run cabling from the gun to the pack, but don't relish the thought of using guitar wire on 36 models. I think this may be the ideal time to try out the Dragon Forge cables, as I've heard nothing but good things about them!


  1. Did you get those wargames factory bodies prior to their recent difficulties? I haven't really seen anyone getting their stuff as of late with all the problems in management and shipping orders. Just curious.

    The bodies look great with that combination, very much in line with how I immagine them to be. I would go with the Dragonforge cables, very easy to work with.

    Well done!

  2. Aye, I'd picked up a couple boxes at GenCon last year. I've been keeping my ear to the ground but it still seems like the company is floundering. It's a shame, they're really rather nice models!

  3. With several ranges all mixed in, they certainly are unique! Good looking troopers.

    Tis indeed a shame about Wargames Factory. I have an unbuilt pack of their Zulus, which are pretty nice. They did pretty good stuff for good value.