Thursday, October 17, 2013
Mechanicum Castellax (and some others)
While I've been tinkering around with another couple of projects, I've also continued painting up more models for my Mechanicum army.
Chief amongst these new additions are the first three Castellax. Once I get a good look at the Castellax rules I might add some more (or these may be the only three, we'll have to see).
Here's a multi-view image of the most dynamically modeled Castellax of the bunch. All three are built using stock parts and within the allowable limits of the joints etc. I'm sure, given a little more time, I could have assembled them in a more dynamic fashion, but I actually like their "blockiness".
When I painted the Thallax earlier this year, I painted the "core" on their back a deep blue. As the cover for apparently a similar part on the Castellax has rivets, I decided to move the deep blue part to the top globe, where numerous cables feed into. It almost gives it a "brain in a jar" feel.
The other models I've been working on are this Magos (updated from my old army and mounted on a 60mm base) and this...
...new Magos, a head-swap conversion from the Chaos Space Marine Warsmith. I love the idea and the look of the Warsmith model, but this Finecast version had many bubbles, just enough to sap my enthusiasm for the job. Anyway, I think he'll fit in well enough, as long as I stand him at the back ; )