Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Heresy Era Mechanicum - Robots rolling through the manufactorum...

Real Life(tm) has been kicking my butt recently, but there was time to put brush to model here and there as a way to unwind, so I fired up the painting servitor and got cracking!

The Thallax got painted up to the "Off the factory floor" stage prior to waterslides and weathering, thinking some hieroglyphics on the offhand shoulder would be a good way to go! Went with the brush-on gloss on the faceplates to give them a nice shine, though the lighting is a little poor to get the full effect in these in-progress shots.

Quite enjoyed painting the Thallax, so the Vorax were the next on deck - keep that momentum going! Just the antiqued gold/brass and laid in the basecoat for the red so far, but already liking how they're shaping up!

Since three models don't really make for much of a batch, the Thanatar got the same treatment. He's a beast - definitely glad I left him separated at the waist to facilitate painting! Got a whole mess of Thousand Sons basecoated in red, so expect a tidal wave of the Sons of Magnus in short order - Really excited to get stuck in with 'em, something a little different in store for the army this time around...


  1. Those puppies are gonna have a bad time against those

  2. "Something different in store" you not selling these ones? ;)

    Sorry to here hobby time has been limited chief. Glad you got some painting therapy in.

    Some day I will to get a painted model from you for my display cabinet.

  3. Nice work! You'll enjoy using the Mechanicum, they're a lot of fun!

  4. Looking very nice indeed! Lovely warm colour choices.

  5. That is one tough cohort O_o

  6. Looking awesome as always! Man the FW guys just look so flipping awesome. Love the thallax most of all.

  7. @Francesc: Hah! Here's hoping!

    @Rory Priest: Oh, they'll be sold eventually, more of a army-style shift - the upcoming force is going to be an Orbital Assault-themed army rather than the heavy tank style of the last few go-arounds!

    @The GunGrave: Tons of special rules to keep track of, but they all seem rather well thought-out and fluffy!

    @Nick Thrower: Thanks very much!

    @Zab: Hoping so, with such a small model count they're going to need to be tough!

    @Greg Hess: Aye, I really dig the Mechanicum line FW has done so far!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  8. Looking good man! .. The colors are coming out look nice and they go perfectly with those bases.

  9. @Todd Sherman: Thanks man! I'm enjoying the gold and crimson, they should tie out nicely with the crimson and gold of the Thousand Sons. Hah!

  10. I love that gold you are using. It has a touch of brass that I really like. This is going to be a great force when you complete it. It really makes me want to paint some robots.

  11. Liking this combo of red and gold, a cool direction for colourscheme.

    Bit Khornate though, now I give it a second look?

  12. @John Stiening: Thanks very much, man! Looks like you're going to get your chance soon enough! ;)

    @Dai: Hah! A little bit, yeah - A lot of the transfers will be white which should help tie them out to the heresy Thousand Sons scheme a bit more.

    Cheers folks!