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Title: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 06, 2016, 02:30:43 PM
Hi there everyone,

Its been a while since I last posted something, so Thought I'd share a bit more progress on my characters.
I Have in fact got some more progress done on my Arbites character (pics to come soon), but in the meantime, I have started on some Adeptus Mechanicus miniatures!

The first I will begin work on is the easiest and simplest - a Sentry construct, based on the "Adepticonstruct" model I picked up from eBay months ago:

http://dev.adepticon.org/2012/04/enter-adepticonstruct.html

This model is almost perfect as it is - its pretty tall and menacing for inquisitor scale, and already looks like part of the AdMech!
I did want to make a few changes, so began constructing the model:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/PadRMB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7PadRMBj)

I decided to pop his foot up on a box from the Jusdge model, as I really want this guy to loom over the more human sized characters.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/cDuBlk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pacDuBlkj)


The main things I wanted to change/add to the model were to not include the metal "loincloth" and twin claws of the original miniature. I wanted to include a ranged on one arm, hopefully mimicking an Imperial Knight/dreadnought (the offset look of Combat weapon/ranged weapon is something I find a common trope of WH40k). I was also unsure on the original pauldrons of the miniature, as they are very round, and large - I also only think of American football player's pads when I see them! - I decided to swap them out for a set of Tyrus' Shoulder guards -

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/hzD4BR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hlhzD4BRj)

- these worked great - and instantly 40k'd the model, and tied it into the Imperial Knight/Titan aesthetic of the Mechanicus nicely!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/HzhtAm.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7HzhtAmj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/m25edx.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5m25edxj)

Next up are the arms!
Seaglen



Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 06, 2016, 04:15:20 PM
Very good so far -- a clever and effective conversion.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 06, 2016, 04:27:47 PM
Many thanks!

more pics of progress - arms attached!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/2JCwyf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p52JCwyfj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/wZB6TI.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8wZB6TIj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/nIfFjV.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5nIfFjVj)

I went for a Boltgun on the left arm, and kept the original claw on the right. I just need to obtain a good ammo feed/hopper for it - am thinking a Flash Gitz ammo box would work. I added a nice big ol' purity seal (originally from the epic titan range i believe!) and also a brass etch cog symbol to one of the knee pads...

Starting to look really menacing now - and added the first stages of basecoating..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/koFthZ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hlkoFthZj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/RCtpGK.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paRCtpGKj)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 06, 2016, 09:05:54 PM
Looking very good (really like the bolter). Out of interest, how many bits does it break down into unassembled?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 06, 2016, 11:23:18 PM
Thanks! I was slightly worried about the Bolter , as it's not only defacing this rare mini, but also was unsure about what to load him out with. The Bolter is actually from the old steel legion heavy Bolter team.

breakdown of the original model was as follows:
- head, including "collar"
- torso
- two legs
- two separate feet
- two arms with claws
- two shoulder pads
- one "loincloth"

I've decided to take the cog/sawblades off of the collar round his neck, as I think it just looks a little too impractical and busy.... More updates soon!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Lord Borak on January 06, 2016, 11:26:30 PM
God damn, that's awesome! i need to get myself a couple of those! Cheers for letting me know that model exists :D EDIT: Ugh, £34? Nah, I'm good. I make some more sentinel conversions.

The conversion is nice (the Tyrus pads work really well). The Bolter works well, A dum mag works well I think. The Purity seal came with the Reaver Titan ;)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 07, 2016, 12:11:05 AM
Wow £34?? - I managed to grab mine off of eBay for a fraction of that. Ah yes the purity seal dos come from the reaver :)

Thanks for the feedback - a drum mag for the Bolter it is!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 07, 2016, 02:36:42 AM
That looks great! Man, I almost went to the Adepticon where they gave those away. Really kicking myself now...

I did not know those were Tyrus's should pads until you wrote it. They look incredibly natural, it's a great 40K touch. I agree with you on the collar and also agree with Borak on the drum for the bolter. I think it will match well with the counter-weight on the arm.

Were I in your shoes, I would trim a few millimeters out of the mini's middle. The gut of the torso just looks a bit long. Very minor critique though (and it's not your fault). I also question whether I'd take the time to follow through with my own suggestion if it were me.

Last thing, if you're up for it I think it'd look awesome to have the clawed feet gripping the ammo box. It'd require some cutting and adding in some kind of joint/articulation into those toes. And then you'd want to do the same for the other foot for uniformity. Again, it's a lot of trouble for a minor detail on what is a fantastic miniature. Happy hobbying, looking forward to more!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 07, 2016, 10:22:05 AM
Yes my next plan will be to remove the sawblade collar, and also add a drum mag.

With regards to the torso - this was actually one of my initial ideas too - however, I've already started painting it now, and as you said, im not sure I want to alter the original mini too much!
The feet idea would be great, and certainly give it a bit more realism but I think I will just leave him with the big flat feet! :)

 EDIT: first splashes of colour going on:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/aGUgD4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7aGUgD4j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/jbufN8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7jbufN8j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/IIURRG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7IIURRGj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/ysVKBH.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbysVKBHj)

Note - I will be drilling out the gun barrel of the bolter, as soon as i can find a drill bit thats the right size.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Lord Borak on January 08, 2016, 08:09:25 AM
The painting is coming along nicely. A bit of a coincidence, I've just dug out 3 steel legion Heavy Bolters for =][= Scale Bolters myself.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 08, 2016, 03:54:04 PM
Thanks Borak, coming from you that means a lot - your painting is a few levels above mine!

The Steel legion Heavy Bolters are great - with the small stock on the back I think they work brilliantly.

Small update on the painting as I still await the drum mag:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/x51VxF.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7x51VxFj)

I've started to bring the red up, work on the piping and brass trim details, and also the skull:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/5TTRwU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pb5TTRwUj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/cKvnao.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8cKvnaoj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/7N008X.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p57N008Xj)

I've still got to bring the pauldron scrollwork up - not sure what colour to make this in the end - any suggestions?

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/qFjpt2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paqFjpt2j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/903/7O7SGw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p37O7SGwj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/7EDYPs.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pa7EDYPsj)

I also started on the base, and need a good colour for the box he is standing on...

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/ZQMtjF.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7ZQMtjFj)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Van Helser on January 09, 2016, 08:43:05 AM
That is a brilliantly creepy model. First I have seen of it, and boy does it work as an Inquisitor model.

I like the little conversions you have done, and the blue piping is an excellent choice to contrast against the red and metal. Would black scrolling with more of the electric blue scriptwork be out of the question?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Lord Borak on January 09, 2016, 10:59:26 AM
I say go with either gold/brass scrolling (with black writing) or bone but I'd lean more towards the gold/brass. As for the Box on the ground, go for the same green as you've done the Bolter. It will keep the model balanced colourwise.

The red is coming along nicely (I hate painting red myself) and the metallics are good too (something else I hate painting). The model looks much better without the weird cog neck collar thing by the way.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 11, 2016, 03:23:41 PM
So I went with the bone colour for the scrolling - I think it works well, but I may just highlight it up a few levels.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/BSFRFb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbBSFRFbj)

Yes the collar was a little odd. I have now also attached the bolter drum - thoughts?

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/pZzu3b.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7pZzu3bj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/CuGiO4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paCuGiO4j)

I've also added scriptwork to the purity seal - I'm pretty happy how this came out, as normally my attempt at this looks like little black squiggles...


I now only need to finish the painting on the drum, and to paint the cables under his neck, and finish off the scrolling....
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Lord Borak on January 12, 2016, 06:45:07 AM
He's/She's/It's coming along nicely. The script work is great - It's something I hate doing as well... one slip and *rage*. Where did you get the Drum mag from?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 12, 2016, 09:16:35 AM
Thanks! The drum mag is from the flash gitz box - I have a friend who gave me her odds and ends from it as she collects orks. The only thing left on this model now is the scrolling on the pauldrons.

Unless you good people can spot anything else?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 12, 2016, 09:44:12 AM
Inspirational work -- particularly the scroll. The Flash Gitz ammo box works perfectly.

 If I may ask (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery  :)), is the cut to mount the bolter made slightly back onto the circular arm-joint? If you look at the second photo on your most recent illustrated post, the round elbow-pivot now looks like it has had a section chopped off. I imagine this gives a flat area on which to mount the gun.

Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: RobSkib on January 14, 2016, 11:38:01 AM
Great work! Super creepy, this is definitely going on my wishlist of things to pick up when I win the Euromillions.

Have you worked with guitar/bass wire before? It's a personal preference, but I like to festoon my AdMech models with cables and tubes running hither and thither. I feel it would tie everything together with just a few popping out the back of the skull or from the targeter of the gun.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2016, 11:58:03 AM
Quote
If you look at the second photo on your most recent illustrated post, the round elbow-pivot now looks like it has had a section chopped off.

Yes I did notice that myself, but it's a minor error I am happy to live with ! :)

Quote
Have you worked with guitar/bass wire before?

I haven't yet, but do plan on using it in the future, as I play guitar and my strings actually need changing!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on March 14, 2016, 06:28:14 PM
Slight update to this miniature, with the final touches of cogwork on the pauldrons:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/igHC9X.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnigHC9Xj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/2xVdGl.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm2xVdGlj)

I am still very undecided on what to do on the scrolling on the inner part of the pauldron, and have just left it beige for the moment - any Ideas?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Lord Borak on March 14, 2016, 07:07:13 PM
Looking very nice so far. I say go for bone on the scrolls - the same as his head. You don't want to overload the model with too many colours.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on March 14, 2016, 07:36:03 PM
I'd agree - I fine bone is my favourite colour when doing parchment anyway, and it'll fit right in with the rest of the model - which is fantastic by the way.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on March 15, 2016, 01:23:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback - I am thinking I will keep it bone. I just need ideas for the script on it. Do I go Gothic, with things like "Imperator Rex Mechanicum" etc, or do I go for something a little more binaric/techy?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on March 15, 2016, 02:43:37 PM
Probably keep it as pseudo-latin, as the Mechanicus would want to keep binary secret from outsiders would be my guess.
Binary seems to be used for transmission and coding anyway, as we still see a lot of latin style names from the Mechanicus.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 19, 2021, 01:34:12 AM
I had an odd pith helmet lying around from an old historic mini I must have bought ages ago, and it instantly screamed out to be used...

Having a think, it looked pretty good as a base for a new skitarii mini to add to my mechanicus!
https://images.app.goo.gl/ebdmskBBms4nXLHk7

(https://i.imgur.com/mhgnfiI.jpg)

After adding ears from the barrels of plasma pistols, the bottom half of the gas mask guardsman head and a new rebreather grill, it looks more or less like the new 40k skitarii !
(https://i.imgur.com/Yge1m78.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OC4Sd7f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BMEvEMn.jpg)

The rest of the model is taking shape out of a modded slick Declan torso and covenant legs.
I also repurposed the thorian inquisitors backpack for the beginning of the skitarri war gear.
Just need an arc rifle now...

(https://i.imgur.com/833vUZ2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on January 19, 2021, 09:12:14 AM
That's a good bit of bashing - the backpack is currently my favourit part, with the helmet a close second.
For the gun, if you've got the old lasgun, that might make a tolerable beginning. Bonus points if you cross it with the bounty hunter rifle (if that's available). After that, you'll need to steal liberally from the AdMech tank sections for guns (maybe the dune crawler?)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 19, 2021, 01:51:33 PM
Thanks!
Trying to get the helmet slit in was tricky - it might need narrowing:

(https://i.imgur.com/bGjrxVc.jpg)

I may fill it with milliput and then cut a finer slot in after.

The Lasgun is a good base - Iíve g out a recast I made of the bionic arm too - so very admech!

(https://i.imgur.com/RBF8RAd.jpg)

Iím trying to get to this by the end:

(https://i.imgur.com/mUbStVb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/u2JcJXj.jpg)

And am here presently

Comments welcome!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 19, 2021, 06:38:32 PM
And whilst I've been waiting to do some sculpting on other models, I finally got round to my Magos Biologis.

Based off of the Thorian body (trimmed the head off, and sunk Delphan Gruss' between the shoulders - god this guy is tall!)

Added a Eversor claw arm, and parts from a dark elf talos for some extra levels of creepy surgeon vibe:

(https://i.imgur.com/b3WflAx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XtPDVTD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KsuhjRB.jpg)

I'll be painting the robes red, but the parts meant to be parchment on the Thorian will be painted to look like a  white surgical apron.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: MoeGee on January 19, 2021, 07:09:24 PM
That's a great use of the model. very creepy.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: cymrilian on January 19, 2021, 08:14:12 PM
i agree. that thorian looks great. really suits admech
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on January 20, 2021, 07:51:29 AM
Is the left arm weapon a needler?
Fantastic parts combo - I was wondering when the rest of the thorian would show up.

The only thing to be mindful about with the lasgun is to make sure the parts aren't overly recognizable.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Mentirius on January 20, 2021, 02:49:29 PM
That is such a good right arm, and parts combo generally.  I love an AdMech with long, creepy fingers!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 20, 2021, 04:32:44 PM
@mcjomar - Yeah the left arm is basically a nasty claw hand, with a big ol' needle on it, most likely full of sedatives. As for the arc rifle, yes i'll need to hide the fact it's base is a lasgun well - hoping to find a kataphron arc rifle top that might work on it...?

@Mentirus - Yeah as soon as I saw the Talos parts the idea for admech lept into my mind. I've also got a tech priest in the pipeline to lead them, using some necron parts alongside techmarine servo harness....

Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on January 21, 2021, 08:34:50 AM
Ah I meant needler as in the exotic gun that fires a bunch of needles (usually covered in toxins or sedatives, yes). You'll find it in the exotic guns section, and also find them on the new Escher models for the newest edition of Necromunda.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 22, 2021, 12:56:05 AM
Ah right I see!
Yes will probably count as a short range needler for the terms of rules :)

Skitarri helmet has had some progress today - now just need to finish the arc rifle and backpack:

(https://i.imgur.com/BksrPWF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Byya5Ze.jpg)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on January 22, 2021, 08:29:17 AM
Needle pistol perhaps?
There might be something in Marco's Revised Inquisitor Armoury. Otherwise, I guess you could guesstimate and bodge together some rules - my hunch would be a combination of laspistol ruls and needler rules.

The visor slot looks good. Not sure what else might need to be done there, if anything.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2021, 01:00:20 AM
Ah yes Iíll take a look.

Also - any rules for arc weapons out there??

Managed to get the skitarii armed up now with a kataphron breacher part (was easier than making my own!) and have also added an optic to his backpack, as per the 28mm skitarii.

(https://i.imgur.com/Eh6KM1U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0WD06ng.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ggwWHNF.jpg)

Getting the arms to match holding the weapon was tricky, so his right bionic arm has a bit of a dodgy shoulder, that I hope wonít be too noticeable once itís painted. The only thing I was wondering about adding was a cog-crest to his helmet, like the 28mm ones?
(https://i.imgur.com/kMzUsSK.jpg)

Iíve also managed to get some paint on the biologis - the doctor will see you now...

(https://i.imgur.com/f9n9cO9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XAbmN9o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9w5LMGv.jpg)



And the whole explorator team:
(https://i.imgur.com/yRoFwJ2.jpg)

Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Mentirius on January 28, 2021, 02:58:17 PM
Man, I love that Biologis even more now!  A nice bold paintjob that really brings him to life.  I'd also like to vote in favour of adding a cog crest to the Skitarius - he's fine without one really but now you've suggested it, I think he would look better with.

Re: Arc Rifles, IIRC they were added to the lore more recently than the Inquisitor rules were written, so I'd imagine you'll either have to homebrew it or, in a pinch, use the Xenarch death-arc rules since that is at least an electricity-based basic weapon.  Sadly the death-arc only fires on full auto (6), whereas my understanding of Mechanicus Arc weapons is that they are single-shot, so it isn't really a great fit (plus in the original rules, full auto is unreasonably awful at hitting anything).

There might be something more appropriate in the Revised Armoury?
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 29, 2021, 12:43:52 AM
Many thanks for the encouragement!

I have now tidied up the biologis a bit more and just need finish the base and maybe add a cog symbol somewhere... maybe a black cog on the white tabard, or a white cog on the red cloth?
(https://i.imgur.com/llOIHK8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N6rYl9a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EeTwWsz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xfgIVUV.jpg)


I also took your advice about the cog-crest for the skitarii and am LOVING the model now it has one - paint also has started to be added...

(https://i.imgur.com/IJqXvEV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xiRO98s.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qwVrAK8.jpg)

 Next is to layer up the red cloak. And I may redo the arc glow to a more bright blue (think Iíve done it too white...)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Mentirius on January 29, 2021, 09:23:47 PM
That Biologis has such a great vibe.  The height of the Thorian paired with the Gruss hood really enhances his capacity to loom menacingly.  I think I'd vote for a white cog on the red cloth, on the basis that the unadorned white cloth looks great as a surgeon's apron, in which case my gut says he wouldn't want to soil the holy symbol...although if you did make it a scroll instead, that would also work in a different way.  I'm not sure any decision would stop me loving this model at this point!

The crest on the Skitarius is working well too, and I like the gold highlights alongside the much darker metal, especially on his arm.  The blue power cell with the dark red coat is another pleasing contrast - hard to say if it should be more blue without seeing both, but I certainly approve of what you've done with him so far.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on January 30, 2021, 12:17:52 AM
Hmmm yea I see your point about keeping the white part as an apron - will do :)

May still think about a white cog pattern on him somewhere in that case.
Yeah I do like the way he turned out - just finished basing him and now just needs some final details.

As for the skitarii, Iíve finished a bunch more layering and highlights - heís really popping now, and looks great alongside the rest of them now too!!

(https://i.imgur.com/FUwnOTM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WskOS79.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7Bckf0U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3cbGG3F.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o9p2YzJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eJ4dW3m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/amcYlb2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BDN7w9g.jpg)

Iím really really happy with how the red turned out in the skitarii too - Iím still getting used to it, and hopefully by then end of the mechanicus war and Iíll have it nailed down.

Next up on the explorator fleet will be the tech adept himself, Obra Larrius - another reboot of one of my first ever miniatures (basically a gruss/tesla combo, with an old Titan weapon arm)

Watch this space...

Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: cymrilian on January 30, 2021, 01:45:25 AM
i love the skitaari's gun. it really pops!
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on January 30, 2021, 03:16:39 PM
That is a great set of models!
I agree with the white cog on red robe approach, as it feels as if the strip down his front is either parchment or some sort of apron-esque thing - if parchment, then perhaps it would be where he makes notes to be compiled later?

The Skitarii looks fantastic, definitely a job well done.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on February 01, 2021, 01:03:42 AM
Many thanks folks!
Iíve got a set of the mechanicus transfers lying around so also may see if any would work.

Next up will be my tech priest, after any cog/transfer detailing!
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Post by: maglash1017 on February 01, 2021, 01:43:14 PM
Great to see some more happening around here, especially in these times. Those models are all really cool, I think a white cog on the red robe would look very cool. Some scribbling on the white would also work really well I think.
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Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2021, 09:14:51 AM
After a play with transfers I went with a white cog and designation on the skitarii, and a mechanicus symbol on the boologisí paildron and a symbol on his white tabard.
Iíve also added some techno-wording to the constructsí paildrons:

(https://i.imgur.com/4z7Mk7a.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7KqGmC9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hOfbhdC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YskX4Bj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LZJ8qF7.jpg)

And last but not least, say hello to the latest reincarnation of m original tech priest, Obra Larrius:

(https://i.imgur.com/kArME0w.jpg)

Heís rather busy looking, what with the servo harness and Titan claw arm, but think it kind of works, considering heís meant to be the most tekky one of the bunch.
Heís also a bit shorter than the rest of his troupe, but hey!

(https://i.imgur.com/BLDQvqx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/szssWRA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WVOEBtC.jpg)

I may alter the pistols muzzle to look like an arc weapon, and paint the drum mag glowing blue (as if itís a drum shaped plasma core)...
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Post by: mcjomar on February 03, 2021, 10:27:52 AM
Nice - I like servoharnesses.
Reminds me of the mini I based on a resin clone of the thorian model which had a servoharness with two arms and two shoulder cannons on it, plus the wielder's two normal arms (well, one was bionic... and pretty much a megaman hand cannon (as in he had a cannon instead of a hand)).
I sold it on ebay though as I've elected to keep my collection to pure GW 54mm metals to avoid issues whenever we play at WHW.

E:
Also, the symbols and writing all look great on the minis - I think those are all a job well done.
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Post by: Mentirius on February 03, 2021, 05:56:21 PM
That is a great chunky harness with some truly fearsome attachments.  When it's a senior Tech-Priest you're modelling, busy is a good thing as far as I'm concerned...just look at the sprawling, bristling hulk that is the 28mm Belisarius Cawl, or any of the weirder drawings of Mechanicus workshops that float around.

As for the completed paint jobs on the other three, the new symbols provide some excellent polish.  This is already one of my favourite 54mm AdMech warbands to date, and there's nothing wrong with a short leader per se.  I figure having subordinates around who tower over you is a net positive from a coldly calculating perspective - all the better for intimidating his enemies and/or catching bullets on his behalf!
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Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2021, 11:49:40 PM
@mcjomar - Iíd love to see a picture of your thorian based servo guy if you have it or a link to hand :)
Thanks for the kind words on the transfers - I might add a couple more to the constructís pauldrons as thereís a fair amount of empty space on them still...

@Menterius - very true about him being more senior and therefore busy.
I really loved the idea of using the necron arms to it - they just seem to work well with admech...

Thank you for the encouraging words about the warband, itís been a joy to put together so far and I really love the quirky admech. There are so many great inspirations to draw from on the conclave for previous tech priests etc.

Very true about his stature, itís of no concern to the omnissiah how many feet and inches tall you are, only
How many terabytes of data you can fit in your cogitators...
I could always add a band of sculpting around his torso to give him a tiny bit more height though...?
Worth it?
Or I just give him an archo flagellant to make up for his height issues...
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Post by: mcjomar on February 04, 2021, 08:47:57 AM
http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2717.0

Here's the parts combo in question.
The "turrets" are actually a pair of "xenos"or archeotech mini frigates that came with the old Rogue Trader ship pack for BattleFleet Gothic.
They make for good twin-linked lasguns!

The bits holding up the shoulder cannons are a pair of K2 PPC arms for the K2 Catapult from Mechwarrior Online - sculpts can be found in a number of places, including warhansa.
The left arm is - IIRC - from an Orion of some sort, same source.
The alteration to his gun is also from an MWO-style battlemech mini, possibly a timberwolf gun piece


This chap also exists:
http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2763.0

Once again, those shoulder guns are catapult K2 guns.
The left arm (with a spacer carved off something, possibly a Guard mortar) is from a random Battletech mech, produced by Iron Wind Metals - sadly I can't quite recall which one specifically.
The rest of the parts after that are all obvious 54mm =][= bits.

Again, I don't own the mini anymore.
I drastically cut down my collection after a certain point, so I now have about 3 or four 3-person warbands, and a number of space marines (largely for display, unless we ever do another Marine focused game again).
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on February 04, 2021, 09:42:18 PM
Wow, great use of battleships as cannons!!
Both great minis

Iíve started putting some colour on the tech priest already - poor quality picture but will upload more tomorrow...
(https://i.imgur.com/mh0AiIW.jpg)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on February 05, 2021, 11:45:32 PM
And work proper on the tech priest has begun.
Iím a little unsure if the servo-harness claws should remain green, or maybe go black with them, to stop the model looking busy and them distracting from the Titan claw-arm?

(https://i.imgur.com/pAW1S1e.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2GWRvuP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fTItNPF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xAZEUcV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0vAbUGd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sk6Oasg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TxffFQx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on February 06, 2021, 09:52:00 AM
The choice of green is a solid decision on this mini.
You've got a good colour palette going here.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Mentirius on February 06, 2021, 04:33:31 PM
I especially like the light blue power cells on the backpack, and that's some lovely shading on the robe.  Green works well too I think.  That plasma weapon arm aimed at kneecap level is terrifying...
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: seaglen on February 06, 2021, 09:16:21 PM
Many thanks!
Yep Iím really pleased with how the blue has turned out - Iíve also popped it on the pistol barrel as a plasma cell (Iíll also be modifying the barrel to be an arc-pistol once the part arrives).

Iíve now pretty much finished the model now - face and transfers all added - Iím especially pleased with the one around his sleeve!

(https://i.imgur.com/WL2M7Bo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MAJlzuG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JT89skt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6QGD6a2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/T7Z9Nil.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RHVnW4p.jpg)
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: Mentirius on February 07, 2021, 03:21:32 PM
Ooh yes, I agree about the sleeve...such a crisp and striking border.  The symbols at intervals above the hem are also very nice.
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on February 08, 2021, 10:09:24 PM
Agreed on the sleeve and symbols.
Also liking the hazard stripes and blue glowy bits.
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Post by: seaglen on February 11, 2021, 05:57:52 PM
Many thanks!
On the note of blue glowy bits, heís now got the arc pistol upgrade, made from a spare mechanicus arc rifle:

(https://i.imgur.com/At64h2C.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wd1n4qB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TOos5Mv.jpg)

Thatís now about it for the explorator team, aside from the possible addition of an arco-flagelant down the line
 ⚙️ ⚙️ ⚙️
Title: Re: The Omnissiah directs our footsteps - Mechanicus WIPS.
Post by: mcjomar on February 13, 2021, 09:32:32 AM
That's a good pistol.
Arco-flagellant would be a maybe I guess? It's a throwaway thing, and usually something I thought was more used by WitchHunters and Sisters, rather than AdMech (although the AdMech does make them for the Hereticus IIRC?).