Monday, February 25, 2013

More Mechanicum rolling off the production line.


I got the chance to stop by my FLGS (Dropzone Games!) on Friday afternoon and pick up a couple of models they ordered in for me. These models were the plastic Necromancer and the plastic Chaos Sorcerer, I felt the robes would work well for more Mechanicum fun.

After a frenzy of cutting, gluing, and sculpting over the weekend, you can now see the results for yourselves. The two models really have quite a different "feel", something I'm going for in this collection of Mechanicum models.


Here's the Adept based off the Necromancer. With the simple addition of a Necron Wraith tail, a servo skull head and a couple of changes to his staff top and there's a strong sense of weirdness to this guy. Anyone want to suggest a discipline for Mechanicum him?


 This guy is a little more conventional, and has a couple of links to the Adept on the back of the Admekrepairrume - primarily that he carries the same staff, and shares a very similar style of head, one that I always think of as being based on a Karl Kopinski drawing.

Both have a growing collection of cables springing from their backs, much like the other Adepts I've been building recently.

Anyway, I hope you like them.

Cheers
Dave

20 comments:

  1. They are both sweet conversions. I'm always glad to see what creative people do with those GW plastic hero kits.

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    1. Thank you, high praise coming from someone who creates the amazingly wonderful things you do from simple plastic : )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  2. I looooooove the first one, Dave. Superb.

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    1. I thought you'd like that one too ; )

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    2. The Mechanicum are easily my second favourite thing in all 40k lore, and you're capturing them perfectly in this series, Dave: hats off to you.

      But yes, the mechanical snake body is right up my street. That's going straight in the 'homage' pile of things to rip off ;)

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  3. Very nice! Really enjoying watching this project grow- your Mechanicum has always been my favorite project :)

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  4. It is always a treat to see what you've got on the chopping block.

    The models, as are all of your figures, are very characterful. The conversions are also very clean.

    I am curious to know what unit these guys will be apart of, and seeing what your doing for the bulk of the skitarii

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    1. Matt, this project isn't really to create a useable army on the table top, but rather a characterful collection of models ; )

      Currently I don't have any Skitarii, or plans for any, but instead have a horde or two of servitors : )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  5. Hi Dave!

    Love the new stuff. I am still plodding along trying to finish the truck tutorial, and actually found a laser cutter. But they seem to not want to cut styrene sheets (plasticard) as they fear it will produce a gas that will burn out their eyeballs... did you have this problem when you cut yours? Or did you use acrylic sheets? Thanks for the inspiration and guidance.

    Cheers
    Cyrus

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    1. Hi Cyrus

      Hopefully they are running their laser cutter with an extraction fan and venting to the outside world! Thomas cuts 1mm styrene all the time and still has both his eyeballs. There may be some adjustment they need to do to accommodate the material, but as long as they are venting to the outside everything will be fine.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  6. Hi,
    As usual, I'm fan ! I just don't understand how you have the time for everything :)
    Thanks

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    1. Sometimes I'm not sure where I find the time.

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  7. Thanks for all the great comments guys, much appreciated!

    Cheers
    Dave

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  8. Where most of us paint our figures more or less straight off the shelf, you put a lot of detail in before it even gets to the painting stage. Once again some superb conversion work.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  9. If there's ever an official Dave Taylor miniatures line, the competition is going to be in a lot of trouble....

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  10. I was just looking up for this information to get a while

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