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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

These are done. Not a fan of building and painting them, to be honest. I have 5 more and I am tempted to go for Power Swords.

Crappy pic. Glamour shots will be inbound when I get the army done.
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Almost finished Dunecrawler!
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

So here I am... not satisfied with my Dunecrawler... and sure, it just gets more likes than any other model I have ever painted. Why not!?
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Made in us
Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Ironic at best.. However it looks great and the base is just adding more goodness to the model. Kudos!

 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
Ironic at best.. However it looks great and the base is just adding more goodness to the model. Kudos!


Thanks!

Here is a pic before my game tonight of my 800pt army ready for action!
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Metalicawl (TM) is almost 100%. I am just debating on if I want to do red crenelations on his robe/hood. But I would likely need to hand paint them since I am for sure running out of decals... so... Yea. Debating still.

For now, he is at least tabletop ready. That base is also not likely to be his final one. I am working on one that accommodates that raised foot. I thought it could work as a like "walking" pose, but it doesn't look right so I started that new base expressly for that. I will move this one over to my SINGLE Ballistarii. Throwing the rest in the trash because I hate building and painting it.

Also, my Fulgurites. All 10 are done, but... holy crap did I hate them. Building them was a pain, they are not interchangeable really either and the neck cog things break at a funny look. The arms should have been jointed better and just... I hate these models. Glad they are done. Truly not my best work either - I will post glamour shots when the whole army is done, but they just didn't meet my standards and I may go back in and repaint some aspects of them.

Ugh. I love my army, but I hate building and painting it (excluding the Robots, those were fun!).
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Got in another league game. Won! Kastelans are filthy!

Also, for those wondering why I have yellow robots - they were a pair of robots left by a fleeing AdMech force when the Chaos rift tore open across the Imperium. During the Indomitus Crusade, my forces discovered them defending a ruined world by themselves and to honor their service, they were allowed to keep their livery.

I thought it was a cool fluff was to give my army visual variety. Dome heads with tech readouts and yellow armor add a nice contrasty pop. My next two Kastelans will b Metalica.
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Made in us
Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

awesome paint job.. I've heard of some builds with 14 robots.

 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
awesome paint job.. I've heard of some builds with 14 robots.


Ah, my faithful follower. Thank you! I do what I can. Painting on a time crunch for a league has me going nuts. I did those yellow Robots in two days... which is unreal for my slow self.

I look forward to the next league which has no LoW restrictions - as I will be running my Knights. So expect a trio of those to be on my workbench in the near future.

As for any AdMech build with more than like... 6-8 at 2000pt, they are probably missing out on other useful stuff or are allying in stuff to compensate (Conscripts, usually). I think going for all Robots isn't awful... but is just insanely expensive at $69 for two 'Bots. I would want to keep room for lots of Dunecrawlers, personally. They are rock solid and it seems like the Robots are bullet sponges, meaning the Dunecrawlers get a lot less heat. I am going to be building two more this week for my next League game. They are just too good for their price.

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

But think of all the identical looking techpriest dudes you get with the 4 boxes of robots!
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 whalemusic360 wrote:
But think of all the identical looking techpriest dudes you get with the 4 boxes of robots!


Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa... no one needs more than 1-2 Datasmiths. Ever. I hate that they didn't sell him separate, but he is integrated in the sprues so that is that.

I will be stopping at 8 Robots MAX. I own six currently - four painted, two on my workbench. I will likely grab two more so I have six Metalica and my two lost-and-found ones. Anything more than that is overkill and a waste of points, imo.

   
Made in us
Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

They put out a tremendous amount of firepower using the ' just shoot' orders. Too much cheese for me. Add the refactor ( or kill yourself ) ability and it's a tough hill to beat them.

Looking forward to your new additions.

Oh and yes.. I never been able to take out a dune crawler. Solid anchor and gun Platform.

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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
They put out a tremendous amount of firepower using the ' just shoot' orders. Too much cheese for me. Add the refactor ( or kill yourself ) ability and it's a tough hill to beat them.

Looking forward to your new additions.

Oh and yes.. I never been able to take out a dune crawler. Solid anchor and gun Platform.


Well, given how bad AdMech were gutted in 8th, I take what I can get on the Kastelans. Especially knowing how awful they were in 7th Ed.

I will stop at 8 total Robots though - no more. And that is only because I have six of those alternate heads and wanted to do my yellow ones with domes (so I could paint the readout faces).

I am not a particularly cheesy player - but AdMech doesn't give wiggle room. Some stuff is awful, some stuff is stellar, not much exists in the middle.

   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Latest additions! Icarus Dunecrawler and another Kastelan. He will get a buddy eventually.

Next up, Rangers!
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

The Skitarii have proven to be my absolute least favorite models to paint. These are 99.9% done - though I may revisit the backpacks to complete the dial areas a bit more. I truly despise painting these guys, but I am mostly done now. Just need another squad maybe and a few more Alpha models for weapon options.

Not sure what is up next, but likely a Dunecrawler or some Ballistarii (another model I dislike building/painting).

Hopefully, the AdMech Codex hits in the next few months (weeks?!) and we get some giant point shifts and changes. Our leaderships is abysmal for people who have the fear centers of their brains removed. Our Kataphrons are overpriced and/or need more wounds. The TPD needs to be much cheaper or we need a cheaper option with upgrades to give us some flexibility. Really hoping Fulgurites and Infiltrators drop in price a bit too and that Dragoons get some AP on those weapons they have.

Just my random thoughts for the void.

Also, here is my list for Week 4 of the FLGS Escalation League. For anyone following (...that means you Solar Lion and Whalemusic360), I refused to play any 40k unless my army was painted. So... somehow I have managed that and only be a single week behind in the League!

Spoiler:

Spearhead Detachment

HQ:
Cawl
[250]

Elites:
Cybernetica Datasmith
Gamma, Power Fist
[52]

(10) Fulgurite Priests
[160]

Troops:
(5) Rangers
2x Arquebus, Omnispex
[107]

Heavy:
(3) Kastelan Robot
Triple Heavy Phosphor Blasters
[330]

(2) Kastelan Robot
Triple Heavy Phosphor Blasters
[220]

Onager Dunecrawler
Neutron Laser & Cognis Heavy Stubber, Broad Spectrum Data-tether
[143]

Onager Dunecrawler
Icarus Array, Broad Spectrum Data-tether
[130]

[1392] [4CP]


Hopefully, it holds up against some Blood Angels. They have me worried because they have units that can drop in and jump over my screen, etc. Should be an interesting test.
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Green Bay, Wisconson

List looks good. I've seen this played alot. The only weakness is in the hoards armies. You need to get some infiltrators to put some pressure in their back field.

Good luck, let us know how it turns out!

 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
List looks good. I've seen this played alot. The only weakness is in the hoards armies. You need to get some infiltrators to put some pressure in their back field.

Good luck, let us know how it turns out!


I wanted to try out my Priests that I spent so much effing time painting. Usually I err towards Infiltrators. I would have put them in too, but the whole Datasmith tax eats up one of my two Elite slots.

I will get some pics and let everyone (both of you) know how it goes!

   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Metalica marched to war! This time facing somewhat of an unconventional Blood Angels army. A bunch of Dreadnoughts and a Stormraven. We deployed on short table edges after putting down six objectives per the mission. I almost killed the Stormraven on turn one with my shooting. It did go down turn two after killing a single Fulgurite Priest. Then I spent the whole game just letting my gunline do what it does while holding two objectives. Late game my Fulgurites rushed a neaby objective. By the end of turn 4, the Blood Angels fell under the withering firepower of Forge World Metalica!

But for real, my dice were on FIRE. And it was a terrible deployment for a stompy list.

Next week (tomorrow, because I am behind) starts the 1700pt lists. So... Time to paint more stuff!!! I will probably knock out a pair of Ballistarii and/or another Dunecrawler.
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Congrats on the win. The Mechanicus are my ususal opponent and honestly I rarely win. It's a tough gun line to crack.

Army looks great. What you need now is a wicked display board.

 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
Congrats on the win. The Mechanicus are my ususal opponent and honestly I rarely win. It's a tough gun line to crack.

Army looks great. What you need now is a wicked display board.


I have 300pt left to finish too! I am brainstorming my 2k list and I am leaning towards some Sydonian Dragoons for screening and blocking T1/T2 charge shenanigans (though I doubt I will see them). They are going to tie up units and screen and for a bargain of 68ppm, why not? Seem better than a 5-man Skitarii unit, honestly.

As for display board, I have ordered more Siflor tufts (I ran out!) and am trying to get a new print (mine broke) so I can do a proper plaque for the front. I have a "shelf" that is about a foot deep by almost 3' wide that should fit nicely on the ends of most gaming tables (provided they are 8ft tables with 6ft sections for gaming, like my FLGS has). On top will be a plethora of ruined/neglected scenery - including the servohaulers, SW:A scenery and some Imperialis stuff. The fluff being this is a world ruined when Chaos exploded out of the Eye and is being reclaimed by the Indominus Crusade. Should be a hell of a project and I will be starting that this weekend hopefully - I just need to get a piece of masonite to cut as a base for the terrain (so I am not putting it straight on the wood).

So yea! I am ON IT!

   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Awesome looking stuff. I really love the AdMech stuff, and you've done a really sweet job on them.

   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Azazelx wrote:
Awesome looking stuff. I really love the AdMech stuff, and you've done a really sweet job on them.


Thanks! I wish I could say I was enjoying them!

   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Here are some pics of my two latest additions to the Metalica army - a trio of Sydonian Dragoons and another Neutronager.

Plus, some shots of my army as it stands overall. 2000pt total, though I hope I can get some more Robots soon. Just two more probably. Maybe 3.

Next up: Display Board to match my basing. Not going to work too hard on it, mostly just to help on tourney day (8/19!). It won't be crazy, but its my first foray into display board so I am not trying to be too ambitious.
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Display board started! Hoping to have it done by tomorrow night.

My models whooping on some Dark Eldar.

And two extra partial casts from a local who makes them into awards for tourneys. I will be using them for a display board.
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Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Hastily wrapped up my display board before the tournament. Didn't do great, but I did wind up with Best Painted and overall League Champion too! That was a surprise! Had a great time.

Next project already in the planning stages. I need a break from AdMech, so until they get their Codex, I will be working on Death Guard (after a bit of a break and a commission I need to wrap up).
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[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Congrats on the awards, Best Painted is certainly well deserved. Especially on that board

- Salvage

INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Congrats on the awards, Best Painted is certainly well deserved. Especially on that board

- Salvage


Thanks!

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Congratulations em_en_oh_pee.

Great Cult Mechanicus army. Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Captain Brown wrote:
Congratulations em_en_oh_pee.

Great Cult Mechanicus army. Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks!

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Never in doubt. Congratulations. Death guard will suit your painting style nicely.

 
   
 
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