Monday, October 17, 2016

Part II - Epic 30K Adeptus Mechanicus Project


Here are a few more units to add to my Mechanicus force for Epic 30K. Today we have some Tech-Thralls, Krios Battle Tanks, Tech Priests and a trio of imposing Imperial Knights.

Tech-Thralls are basically penal cyborg units whose 'organics' are sourced from criminals and other undesirables. Their minds are wiped, augmetics installed and then they serve as marionettes to the Tech-Priests. One would think that the rates of recidivism are quite low amongst Imperial planets...
 
Tech-Thralls with their Tech-Priest minders.


Next up are the Krios Battle Tanks. These are wonderful little models with a very Great War utilitarian look about them. I particularly like the short-barreled 'Venator' variant with it's rather baroque looking gun shield.


Here are a few command stands for the force. Two Tech-Priests and the Big Guy who signs the cheques: the creepy, gold carapaced Magos-Prime. 




Finally we have the Knights. The Games Workshop backstory to the Imperial Knights is so incredibly impenetrable that I'll simply say that they originate from neo-feudal warrior societies which have close affiliations to the Adeptus Mechanicus. Silly fluff aside, the reason I've done up some of them is that the Knights are just so freakin' cool. I mean really, who can deny giant robots festooned with guns, chainswords and lances?

Questorious Kight-Magaera in Mechanicus Colours


There are a bewildering array of Knight designs, each constructed for a particular type of combat and each with their own specialized weapon loadouts. These guys here are called Questorious Knight-Magaera. 

Knight with soon-to-be-flattened Tech-Thrall.
They are armed with a Lightning Cannon and Hekaton Siege Claw(?!) Whatever. They look badass. Even though they probably should be in their own 'knightly livery' I decided to keep them in theme with the rest of the force, so red, steel and brass it was. I think I need a few more of these with differing weapon bits... 

Well, there you have it, folks. I have just a few more units to complete and this force will be done. 

Oh, on a completely unrelated note, some people have been asking me for updates on what I've been up to with the 3d printer With this in mind, I've put up a widget on the right sidebar which I'll try to keep updated with pics of my silly craft projects.

Have a great week everyone!
   

41 comments:

  1. Very nice work! Personally I think the aesthetically the Adeptus Mechanicus really is the best in the 30/40k universe. Somehow they just grab the essence of Grim Dark universe best. Suitably ancient and arcane looking.

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    1. I totally agree. I always think of Abnett's 'Titanicus' when I think of the Mechanicus - he completely gets the aesthetic and genre.

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  2. Great work Dude!!! I do love the fluff of the Mechanicum. Just imagine the binary conversations lamenting various challenges sourcing the proper "organics"...the Adeptus Mechanicus, the ultimate proponents of recycling...

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    1. Yes, Al Gore would love these guys...

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  3. Great looking force! I've always loved the knights in all their various designs and your's look wonderful.

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    1. Cheers Brian. Now, I just need to get a few more examples to round out the collection...

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  4. My word you're on fire at the moment Mr. Campbell!

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    1. I have built up a bit of steam with these fellows. Though they are pretty easy, being in 1:300 scale.

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  5. Awesome! The Knights look really cool lording over the rest of the army. I promised myself I would'nt start mine until the start of the challenge but you're tempting me...

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    1. I was thinking of waiting as well, but Greg is coming out in November so I thought I'd get them done for a Horus Heresy smack-down.

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    2. "Wouldn't start until the start of the Challenge" - what sort of weakness is this? The Warmaster will be concerned...

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    3. I can just see his furrowed brow (in amongst the budding horns...)

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    1. Cheers Fran! They were cute little blighters to paint.

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  7. Awesome. A great looking force. cheers

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  8. With all the organics getting commandeered by the Mechanicus what's going into the Soilent Green?

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    1. I think the Imperium has special planets set up for that. Sweeney Todd IV and Hannibal II come to mind. :)

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    1. Yes, they are rather wee. Thanks Juan!

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  10. That is a very tidy Epic host! The colors are well done, but I really like how they pop off the bases.
    I suppose that lobotomizing criminals and political opponents does have advantages, very green with resources too! ;)

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    1. Yes, I'm sure the Imperium of Man generates a LOT of Carbon Credits...

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  11. Some excellent additions to your Mechanicus force it seems! I'm really fond of the red you sed to draw them all together.

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  12. Great work, Curt! Superbly dramatic painting, well fitting the theme of the books and the "fluff". I think 30K (and 40K) work really well at the Epic scale - you get the feel of the towering God-Machines and planet-striking assault pods showering a table. And the bad guys are even more bad-ass at the Epic scale. It looks fantastic - I know there'll be many, many people watching where you're headed with this theme!

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    1. Thanks Sid! Yes, I completely agree - 30/40K works very well in this scale. It also helps that the Epic rules are night and day when compared with the uninspired dross for 40K.

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  13. Hello great paint job . Where can I find some of the epic scale knights?

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    1. Thanks very much Spyros, I'm delighted you like them. Unfortunately, these figures are not commercially available.

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    2. At times like these is that I regret that I do not know all these talented fans model makers. Congrats also to the guy that makes them.
      Cheers !

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