Thursday, November 27, 2014

Heresy Era Mechanicum - Ursarax painted

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it, and hopefully a decent Thursday for everyone else! As I had the better part of the day off today I decided to jump in and paint the Ursarax, and snapped a few pics on the way through the process.

We had an unseasonably warm day a little while back and they got the base black primer, followed by a heavy drybrush of boltgun metal and a black wash.

Next up all the red panels got a Dark Flesh basecoat. I tried to be quite careful at this stage, don't want to slop red onto the metal endoskeleton where possible.

Next they got a heavy hit of Red Gore, then a blood red highlight focusing on the upper-facing surfaces. Once that was dry they got a Carroburg Crimson wash to tone it down and tie in the layers.

Next up was blocking in the power cables, the gold on the jump packs, and the base orange for the Volkite weapons.

Then more washes and highlights to darken down the blue and gold, lighten up the Volkites, and clean up the faceplates on the heads. They're starting to look like something now!

The penultimate stage sees the cog-tooth pattern applied to the shoulders, the roman numerals onto the right fists (their right shoulders where the numbers would normally go being obscured by the weapons), and the bases getting painted which always goes a long way to making the models snap into focus, as it were. If the weather holds tomorrow, I'm hoping to get the static grass on these as well as the Adsecularis from earlier and get 'em sealed!


  1. I never would have thought to do the power fists blue but it's actually very striking!

  2. They look very cool, and sheesh fast going man :D. I like the blue on their fists and the black faceplates are great

  3. As always inspirational work. Liking the blue fists. This is making me think about building a unit of my own now

  4. Sweet! Like others, the fists are a great choice that I'd not have gone for if you had told me prior.

  5. A very imposing unit! They look great. I especially like the glossy black face-plates.

  6. @Zab: Hah, it was only 9 of 'em - After batch painting 30 Tech Thralls these flew by!

    @Phil Morris: Thanks! I thought they needed a spot color to really help them stand out. Mission accomplished! :)

    @Nafnaf: Cheers man!

    @Dave Henderson: I appreciate it! They went together surprisingly easy - just a little GS in the shoulder sockets and a fair bit of scraping.

    @Zzzzzz: Thanks very much!

    @Dai: Thanks! Gotta love some Rock'em Sock'em Robots! :)

    @Pawn Cocktail: Cheers! Trying to carry the glossy faceplate look through the whole army, so far so good!

  7. They're absolutely amazing looking.

  8. I love these guys. They are just so unique with those fists. Really nice work, and a pleasure to see them painted so quickly! Happy belated turkey day!