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#1 Coopervisor

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Well I've decided what I need is another part finished army and have been tempted by Mechanicum for a while. Now with the Taghmata list in book 3 and with the sight of lots of cool looking miniatures coming out from FW I decided to take the plunge.

 

Quick road trip last weekend to Warhammer World (great burgers btw in Bugmans!) and I got some Thallax and a Krios, rushed to get them ready for a small game this week (just as allies to a friend). So here are my Thallax currently led by my Iron Warrior Warsmith standing in for a Magos Prime.

 

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I'm undecided on their allegiance yet which explains the very basic scheme. I need to spend some time reading up on fluff before I decide on any markings or additional colours. 

 

I must admit that using them is going to take some getting used to as they are quite a different force from my (mainly marines) background.

 

Krios will be next, then towards the end of the month I may get some Battle-Automata to add to the force. (Thallax + Castellax seem a solid base for a Taghmata force)

 

 

 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

Looking good so far, I actually really like the basic plain scheme they have here, it makes them looks nicely functional. I think the best thing to do would be have them as an allied force to your IW, they would compleat each other well and the extra cortexes would help out.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Like the look as well as it is, but they could benefit from a bit of general mechanicus iconography - the mask is ace!



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

Ave omnissiah! Really dig how they're coming along!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:42 PM

They look great keep up the great work

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

Thanks folks, the simpler scheme is growing on me.

 

Was looking around online for servitors and noticed Privateer Press's Attunement Servitors fit my idea of Cyber Occularis, so i went ahead and got 3 to paint up. Bases and lenses need finishing, but I think they fit the idea of floating scanning droids. 

 

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Must say i do like this style of flying base compared to the GW style. 

 


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Mechanicum: http://heresy30k.inv...tle-mechanicum/

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:43 AM

Very nice - I have been looking at these several times, well actually some of the configurations with weapons mounted - glad to see them in a fitting colorscheeme, which look good. Model looks way better than the PP paintjob.

Could you make a photo with some other models please, scalewise I was thinking.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:17 AM



Very nice - I have been looking at these several times, well actually some of the configurations with weapons mounted - glad to see them in a fitting colorscheeme, which look good. Model looks way better than the PP paintjob.

Could you make a photo with some other models please, scalewise I was thinking.

 

Thanks, here is a shot of them with the Thallax now i've finished the bases.

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Word Bearers: http://heresy30k.inv...hes-of-empires/

 

 


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

Neat! I had never seen those models before, they work really well!

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:05 PM

Good find, they work perfectly. Consider the idea filed away for future plagiarism!

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

Looking very nice can't wait to see more.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:07 PM

Thank you very much. Glad you postet this as they are way bigger than I imagined.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:44 PM

great looking models.  Well done!  They go really well with the rest of your army.  



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

Thanks!

 

Here is a shot of the force as it stands being led by their stand in Archmagos...

 

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The Krios is in the process of painting and i feel does show up the basic scheme on a larger and more detailed model. 

 

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Thinking about introducing black as a spot colour on the flat side plates just to break up all the metallics but still keeping it fairly neutral. But then do i also include it on the Thallax? and future Castellax?

 

I also picked up the event only Navigator and is currently being painted so hope to get a photo up this weekend. 

 

Thanks for looking and any feedback would be appreciated.


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Mechanicum: http://heresy30k.inv...tle-mechanicum/

Questoris Knights + Household Guard: http://heresy30k.inv...auxilia-allies/

Word Bearers: http://heresy30k.inv...hes-of-empires/

 

 


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:20 AM

Freakin awesome, man! If you go with a black spot color on certain panels, may be a perfect place to add some white cog-tooth patterns as well!
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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:09 AM

I'm with Mordian, blocking out some sections to break up the steel without getting flashy, and some white detail would really pop.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:21 PM

You still need some red to represent their allegiance to the Mechanicum, though. In fact, red and black chevrons would compliment your IW force quite nicely....

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

I like the all metal look and the red on the visor is enough.

 

Paint woud be superfluous to the function of a machine and machine code short burst identification protocols mean they are substandard in target acquisition and recognistion.....

 

Maybe a few mechanicum decals on the shoulders..but the minimal look works.






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