Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Heresy Era Mechanicum - Thanatar and Vorax almost complete!

I was going through the pictures I've taken over the last couple weeks and realized I'd never posted the shots of the Thanatar and Vorax fresh off the paint line! They were spray sealed before I left for Adepticon and are awaiting the addition of some waterslide transfers and weathering, but are table ready otherwise!

Rather happy with how the Thanatar turned out, the red ended up a little mottled but in the end I sort of like it! Carried on with the black weapon housings and the usual electric blue gives it some nice spot color.

The Vorax are by far my favorite of the robot range, they just exude menace. Haven't glossed up the eyes yet (or the faceplate on the Thanatar), as they'll be getting another matte pass following the addition of the transfers and weathering.

FW recently put up another preview of the Achean Castellax and the Osiron dreadnought, and the force will be getting at least three of each weapon loadout! Going to be an expensive day once those go up for pre-order...


  1. Love the blue accents against the awesome red paint scheme - great work!

  2. That blue is a winning choice! Great robots!

  3. Looking very nice. Agree on the Vorax, just a shame they are such a bitch to put together.

    Thanatars are such mean looking brutes, i'd have one in my force but alas they wouldn't really fit into a Zone Mortalis board.

  4. Great stuff. Hey, those Vorax look familiar... ;)

  5. Looking great dude. I love the mechanicum models. If I didn't already have space Wolves they would def be my choice for a heresy army. Before you know it you will have a full blown mechanicum army too :D

  6. Just ordered my first Mechanicum models, and these pictures make me very happy to have done so.

    Looking forward to painting them, although I know I wont quite hit the level of detail you have.

    They look amazing!

  7. @Greg Hess: They're rock'em, sock'em good times on the table!

    @Jabberjabber: THanks very much!

    @Stats: Thanks man - gotta work my signature blue in to every project, it seems!

    @Rictus: Totally, I spent longer assembling those three bastards than I did on the whole rest of the force. Urgh.

    @Siph_Horridus: Everything old is new again! :)

    @NafNaf: As an avowed Thousand Sons guy, I heartily recommend selling off your Wolves and starting a Mechanicum force. ;)

    @Kraggi: Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  8. That Thanatar is lookong excellent, a solid center piece. Not sold on the Vorax as models though.

    The new Castalens look excellent though.

  9. They all look great !

    But those Vorax are just peachy. In an eveldefrobut kinda way.

  10. They really look fantastic! The red is so rich in colour. Can't wait for transfers!

  11. Wow dude great job on the paint work! Can't wait to see you do those new TS themed Castellax too, I think they might be my favourite mechanicum model (sort of, you know what I mean).

    Keep up the great hobby!

  12. Nice work on thanatar! I love the vorax sculpts, they are some of my favourite automata. I'm thinking about getting some as rogue cybernetics for an inquisimunda campaign.

  13. @Rory Priest: Thanks, man!

    @Zzzzzz: Cheers! Aye, the Vorax do look mean!

    @Col. Hertford: Thanks! Been poring over the Thousand Sons and Mechanicum transfer sheets to find a good mix...

    @RED SCORPS: I appreciate it! Indeed, really looking forward to getting my mitts on the new 'bots!

    @Bronislaw Czevak: Thanks very much! Looking forward to seeing what you do with 'em!

    I really appreciate all the kind words, folks!

  14. Effin sweet! All the robots on display look so cool. And yes, the Vorax look very menacing.

  15. @Dai: Thanks man! I love the FW robots, but run a little cold on the Adsecularis models. With the advent of book VII there's rules to run (more or less) the plastic skitarii, whose models I adore. Definitely more mechanicum to come!