In the past year or so my Adeptus Mechanicus army has been on the backburner. Finally, with Dan and I having a goal to work towards- the 40k Battle Brothers event at Warhammer World- I have a reason to sit down and get on with them!
With the release of Dark Vengeance I found a perfect starting point for my Skitarii. Previously I had done some work on conversions using High Elf legs, Cadian Torsos and scratch built hoods and armour plates.
While these were pretty cool, they were a little static and a bit too “clean” for my liking (I like my 40k to be grimdark!) and when I saw the new Chaos Cultist models I knew I had a perfect new base to start again.
I took some time finding a shade of red I was happy with, and also tried a few different basing colours before settling on a reddish/brown Martian soil….
Simultaneously, for month I have been working on a Knight Titan. My first attempt at one of these used Defiler bits but I wasn’t particularly happy where it was going. I found some inspiration in the form of a Golden Demon winning Knight Titan conversion from a GK Dreadknight, and shamelessly stole the entire conversion, with a few minor improvements! I can’t take too much credit for the idea, but I am confident that my conversion will be better than the original, even if I have no chance of matching the paint job!
I have a few decisions to make regarding the paint scheme on the Knight. Fluff wise- the Knights are not actually attached to the Adeptus Mechanicus, but come from a number of other planets and feudal Houses. As such it’s unlikely they’d be painted in the classic mechanicus red. For this reason I’m going with a bright blue scheme, and hopefully by matching the colours of the weapons (a dark gunmetal) and the basing (the martian red/brown soil) he should look like part of the same army. Slightly concerning, so I’m interested to hear people’s thoughts!
So, this is where I am up to before starting work again. It’s nice to be starting a project where I already have the groundwork and test models complete- all I have to do now is finish off the models I started months ago!We need YOU! We want to make T4G the best Warhammer hobby blog on the net! Do you have an article, army pictures, or other content that you'd like to share on T4G? Or interested in becoming a regular T4G contributer? Let us know by sending us a message on the Contact T4G! page!