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Hi one and all.

I’ve been thinking about starting an Adpetus Mechanicus army for ages now. I’ve got a few ideas and I wanted to see what you guys think about them.
Having had a look around for a while now at the troops other people have made I’ve seen two methods that look good to me; WFB High Elf Archer legs / Cadian torso and the WFB Bretonian man at arms body / Cadian arms. I’ve made a mock up of the first and i liked how it came out but I think I may prefer the more medieval/ragtag appearance of the second option.
Anyway I digress.....

I made a Magos out of an WFB Empire Battle Wizard, although I was pleased with the outcome I don’t think it ended up having the bulk I imagined a Magos to have

Earlier today I had a thought of making a Magos out of a WFB Chaos Warrior, adding things such as bionics and a hood. This would represent the Tech Priests chamber militant and would be alot bulkier.

What do people think of this?

Also I am in the middle of making a mounted Magos on a Blood Crusher lol.

Heres a few test minis.... more to come.



The joins of the arms need tidying up and im not happy with the left arm of the guy at the back. I may put wire in and GS over it instead.
Also ive started giving them implants (eyes) which you cant see on these pictures. Going to add more later.

The green disc on the middle guy is a mechanicas cog/skull molded off a tech priest. Im going to make it look like a medallian on a chain.

Any one know where to get some cheap fine chain?

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Nice stuff, though to me they don't look incredibly mechanicus, but rather some cool IG regiment. I'd like to see more though, and also some pics with paint. Keep up the good work.

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Grimm wrote:Nice stuff, though to me they don't look incredibly mechanicus, but rather some cool IG regiment. I'd like to see more though, and also some pics with paint. Keep up the good work.


Yeah I understand that completly...

As I said now the main componants are there im now thinking on what to do to add the "mechanicus" feel to them. Ive added one or two eye-bionics. Might model a few boinic legs as well. Maybe add some armour plating out of plasti-card.

I have two other Skittari on the go made out of the High Elf / Cadian mix as well, one has a hood/cowle that im rather pleased with. Shall post photos of them later.

##Edit## Found it.



You can see the eye implant on the left guy.

These High Elf versions will be the vetrans I think. And thus they will be more modified as they are higher in rank in the cult. I see augmentaions being a gift to those that rise though the ranks not given to all.

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looks good shoggy i like your belts, noticed your ad mec symbol, couldnt help but mention , the dammend artificer symbols look really clean , this is what he told me about how he did them, "you take some green stuff and press it over the detail of the model you want to copy an icon from and let it dry, then remove the green stuff and brush on some release agent ( I use cooking oils) and then take some green stuff and press into the mold and let it set for about 6 hours, then remove it and there you have it " hope he dosent mind me sharing his secrets lol
   
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neil101 wrote:looks good shoggy i like your belts, noticed your ad mec symbol, couldnt help but mention , the dammend artificer symbols look really clean , this is what he told me about how he did them, "you take some green stuff and press it over the detail of the model you want to copy an icon from and let it dry, then remove the green stuff and brush on some release agent ( I use cooking oils) and then take some green stuff and press into the mold and let it set for about 6 hours, then remove it and there you have it " hope he dosent mind me sharing his secrets lol


Yeah thats pretty much how i did it. All though i may have rushed it, also the paint on the donor mini may have made the mold not so great. Plus i tend to rush sperating the two halves as im worried they may stick lol. I do have vasaline so i may make a new mold. Thanks for the tip though. I will leave it over night next time.

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i like the first example better. i have done both for various guard or scout related ideas haha, and i think the Men at arms look a ton better! i also think the shields are awesome and they could really be utalized to show off a very knightly look for the ad mech, somehow that seems to fit to me.


will be keeping tabs on this

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Sageheart wrote:i like the first example better. i have done both for various guard or scout related ideas haha, and i think the Men at arms look a ton better! i also think the shields are awesome and they could really be utalized to show off a very knightly look for the ad mech, somehow that seems to fit to me.


will be keeping tabs on this


Yeah I think I may prefer the Bretonians. Just made one with the shield.



I kinda like it...

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i love that stuff, and nonshoulder pad SM arms can go well at times too.

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Sageheart wrote:i love that stuff, and nonshoulder pad SM arms can go well at times too.


Hmmm i will bear this in mind....


Last night i also made a bionic leg out of paperclips, havent got a photo yet so will have to post this later.

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the shield looks really good , makes agreat place for artwork!
   
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The rarefied atmosphere

check out the lower section of this thread past the ork stuff

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/311664.page

for adept mech tanks. they look pretty cool.

The USS Orinoco was a Federation Danube-class runabout that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to Deep Space 9. It was outfitted with a sensor pod.

http://orinoco.imgur.com/ 
   
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Orinoco wrote:check out the lower section of this thread past the ork stuff

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/311664.page

for adept mech tanks. they look pretty cool.


Exciting! I can see some pretty good Legio Cybernetica cohorts being formed out of them!
I searched through the shop and heres a list of all the interesting ones if anybody wants to know.
Anti grav droid - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-20-NS467-new-/250610935674?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5993677a
Walker 1 - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-20-Panzer-Aufkalarungs-/260581784582?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cabe27c06
Missiles Walker - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-35-TACO-34-Rocket-Type-New-/260599936747?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cacf776eb
Walker 2 - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-Ma-K-1-20-SAFS-Gladiator-/260578649097?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cabb2a409
Walker 3 - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-Ma-K-1-20-SAFS-Gladiator-C-NEW-/250591441100?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5869f0cc
Anti air - http://cgi.ebay.com/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-35-TACO-34-AD-Type-New-/260650223153?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits



Look what i saw on another forum! These would make an awsum addition to any admech army. Or perhaps even dare i saw converted into pre-heresy dreadnoughts?



Thinking This and the following minis may be good storm troopers. With some ad-mechanisation of course!


Or


All available here if anyone is interested. http://www.urbanmammoth.com/acatalog/

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oooh nice , thanks for the link and heres a couple in return





http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/images/Miniatures/Brotherhood_of_Steel_HTTP_01.jpg
http://wargamesfactory.com/announcements/shock-troops-shipping-out

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Yeah i've seen that range before, some good stuff there. I especially like their tracked models. Bit pricey though. But they already have the Ad mech symbol on them....

Its great getting all these things in one place .

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Nice green-stuff work Shoggy. wish I could sculpt just a little bit...

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Gutsnagga wrote:Nice green-stuff work Shoggy. wish I could sculpt just a little bit...


Thanks, although I think my skills are modest at best. Just ordered some new skulpting goodies. So perhaps that will help. Just realised ive been using the standard GW dentist sculting tool for about 8 years (i think). So got me a 12 piece set off ebay . Plus some armature wire for my Magos. Gonna look into some drawings of Magos's (Magosi? lol).

Also got me some mold making latex etc.... So we shall see about making these castable. Need to tidy them up alot first though.

Oh and gonna pick up some milliput on my way home from work if I remember.

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Good cheap bitz can be found at bitz barn.com . I would highly recommend this site for cheap bitz.

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And here's a thread of my completed miniatures -
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i love those brotherhood guys, i may have to look into those myself!

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Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
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ive always loved the idea of an army like this. Great work

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Ad mech sergeant now with added bionics.

Dremeled out the old leg and modeled new one. Might put extra cables and details on at some point and tidy up the mask.

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Been a while but I finally got round to finishing and painting my first Skittari;

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