Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Heresy Era Mechanicum - The Flesh Is Weak!

The fallible flesh components of the painting servitor succumbed to the touch of Nurgle so I did a half day today - Between sneezing fits managed to get several nearly-built models constructed and even start laying in a little paint on a few models!

First up is the heavy hitter of the Cybernetica force, the Thanatar. Armed with a fearsome Hellex Plasma Wave mortar and Mauler Bolt Cannons, it's just a beast! I expect it to take a ton of fire, so it gets the Paragon of Metal special rule, granting it some much needed extra survivability!

Next were some of the most challenging models in the Mechanicum line to build in my opinion, but also the one whose look I enjoy most of all - The Vorax! A worthy re-imagining of the old Crusader robot, I love the insectile look and think they'll tie in nicely with the scarab motif of the Thousand Sons they'll be fighting alongside!

Finally, a bit of paint! As a departure from the normal gunmetal skeletal structure, the various bots of the Zhao Arkkad Cybernetica will be getting an antiqued gold/bronze color, which when tied together with the red armor plates and black weapon housings should give them a nice complimentary color scheme to the Thousand Sons as well. Just laying in the basecoats for the reds to get a feel for what panels I want to do, and of course at some point they're all going to get a hit of my usual blue as a spot color - should really make 'em pop!


  1. Man I need to buy a thanatar, that model is just incredible.

  2. Those thallax are starting to look great!

  3. I love the big guy, it is a great model.
    I hooe you keep the face plates of the thallax black nut go high gloss on them.

  4. @John Stiening: Definitely makes for a good centerpiece for the army - I'd love to see what you'd do with one!

    @Col. Hertford: Thanks man!

    @Rory Priest: Indeed! Going to go glossy black on the faceplates on the Thallax and the eyes on the Vorax. I'll try to find a logical place to add the gloss black on the Thanatar as well, but it's less apparent what ought to get the treatment...

    Cheers, folks!

  5. Beautiful stuff as always!

    The burnished metal and matt reds really pop together :)

  6. Dude the Bronze chassis on these robots looks great! I'm really excited to see you doing mechanicum!

  7. Wow man.. that bot is crazy looking. Some of those AdMech models really look nice. Looking forward to seeing it all painted up

  8. @30k plus 40k: Thanks very much!

    @RED SCORPS: Cheers man! Gonna be a points-dense force, 1500 points, 15 models. Bam!

    @Tod Sherman: Indeed! I am digging the robots, and will likely have to get a few of the Domitars and the other Thanatar variant!

    Thanks for the kind words, folks!

  9. Beautiful robots ! I love them all.

    But the Vorax are my favourite....

  10. I love the Thanatar model, but those ammo belts sure are a pain to work with.

    Can't wait to see this army grow!

  11. @Zzzzzz: Thanks man, the Vorax are my favorite too!

    @#2501: Tell me about it - Was a good 20 minutes with boiling water and a fair bit of cursing before I got a reasonable pose out of 'em!

  12. That Thanatar is a beast! Very imposing looking, bet it was fun to put together.

    Vorax/Crusaders are my fav of all the robots in 30/40K. Just so cool looking. Excited to see what you make of them once the paints come out. :)