It’s been a long time since I’ve done any painting for 40K or Warhammer or… anything, really… I did some work on some Ariadna for Infinity about a year ago and another pile of Pink Horrors. I like Pink Horrors, but that was a LOT of pink to paint…
Given that I am a slow, lazy painter, I was quite keen to see if the contrast paints and their promise of ‘one thick coat’ (sorry, Duncan!) would work for me. I hope they do. I’d like to get some painted minis to the table. I picked some up and tried them out on some Warhammer Underworlds miniatures and the first on my Admech troops:
So, what better way of really diving in than trying to power through a new army? It does help that the army is one I had sitting in my games room for months already. I’ve long liked the Mechanicum, and I jumped at the chance a while ago to buy some from a friend who had decided that he would not be completing this project after all.
All in all, I have the following miniatures which he had already built:
- 2 x Tech-Priest Dominus
- 2 x 10 man squads of Skitarii Rangers
- 2 x 10 man squads of Skitarii Vanguard
- 2 x Onager Dunecrawlers
- 3 x Kataphron Destroyers
- 5 x Sicarian Ruststalkers
- 4 x Kastelan Robots with 2 x Cybernetica Datasmiths
I have a further two units of rangers/vanguard sitting unbuilt, along with another Tech-Priest Dominus. I don’t think I need three of these, so it may see itself repurposed for a Skaven conversion if I ever get around to it.
I haven’t really thought about the army in terms of being competitive or actually, like… winning. I might tailor stuff later, but in the meantime, I’m really just going with what I have and that I’ve always really loved the idea of the Adeptus Mechanicus, since long before they were an actual army in-game. My main characters in Inquisitor from back in the day were converted from the tech-priest mini.
Colour-wise, I’m going with the classic red. I’m in the midst of applying all that Blood Angels Red contrast over a Grey Seer primer ad I type. It’s not procrastination – I needed a break, yo!
If I can get the above set of miniatures done, I’ll have made some real progress into my pile of shame and manages more completed miniatures that I did last year. I’d be delighted with this. I might even reward myself with a Cawl miniature to lead the army!
Pics will be forthcoming as soon as I start making some progress.