Saturday, June 21, 2014

Adeptus Mechanicus - Electro Avatar painting begins

Just a quick hit today - While I had the blue paints out, I took a quick break from all the Thousand Sons red and laid down the base colors on the Electro-Avatar for my Adeptus Mechanicus army. I'd picked this up long ago in the Tempus Fugitive days, so unfortunately I have no idea what it'll be used for in the current FW ruleset. Nevertheless, I'm putting together a little group of adversary models for my upcoming Rogue Trader campaign (pics to follow), and this guy will be one of the "final bosses" due to a radical tech priest causing mischief on a Necron tomb world. "Calm yourselves. There is only a 0.000000000002% chance of the shard-form overcoming the restraint device." [KLAXON ALARM MAYHEM]

I'm a big fan of the idea that there is a quietly sinister undercurrent of Necron technology underpinning the techno-sorcery of the Adeptus Mechanicus, and with a quick symbol swap on the torc it was ready to go. Next up is some gold/bronze, but I want to keep the OSL look so I'm planning on trying to just paint gold into the 'shadowed' areas of the torc and faceplate as a sort of reverse-OSL to begin with, and if that looks terrible, then it's paint it all gold and re-apply the blue. We'll see how it goes!


  1. Oh i like where this is going :D

  2. That is shaping up very nicely.

  3. I'm just glad he is not anatomically correct ala his 'Watchmen' counterpart ;)

  4. Nice, very very nice!

  5. That's a fantastic idea. If only they made a clear plastic one so you could drill into the base and put a light inside....

    You'll have to keep us informed about the RT campaign, too. My local GM is talking about rebooting our stalled DH campaign.

  6. @Zab: It's a rather cool model, been enjoying painting it!

    @Rictus: Thanks!

    @Aventine: Hahah!

    @Battybattybats: Cheers!

    @Jugger: Not bad for being trapped in an existential nowhere for millennia!

    @#2501: That would be cool! I'm hoping to do some RT posts in the upcoming few months, the local group hasn't gotten much gaming in recently. Boo!

  7. Jamie Fox never looked as good.

  8. An alternative use for the miniature would be as some form of physical embodiment of a Binaric Saint, which are brought into lore to my knowledge in the novel Knights of the Imperium.