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 ; )

Cheers
Dave

23 comments:

  1. I feel your pain regarding that Warpsmith model: While I am not one of the Finecast haters, the prospect of receiving a Warpsmith with a huge amount of flaws (and an axe handle that would never be truly straight) was what prompted me to kitbash my own Warpsmith from plastic parts. In all fairness, I am happier with the model than I possibly could have been with the stock version, so it was actually a good thing too;)

    Your work is extremely inspirational, Dave. As expected. Definitely one of my favourite armies of 2013!

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    1. Gah, Warpsmith (and I kept calling him Warsmith). Perhaps I should've tried the same path as you KS. Maybe next time.

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  2. Top notch as always Dave. The bases are awesome and really play up the theme. Love it!

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    1. Dragon Forge Design. Jeff always does nice work : )

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  3. Excellent as per usual. I'm certainly using all your mechanicus minis as inspiration for my own.

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  4. This is shaping up to be a truly fantastic army! A real inspiration!

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  5. I really can't tell you enough how much I love your Mechanicus force! I loved it in WD when I first saw it 8 years ago. Keep up the amazing work!

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  6. Even my Girlfriend likes it!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful work, man - I love how it's all tied together. Can't wait to get my hands on the Castellax kit, really glad to see it's got a bit more pose option than the Thallax do.

    Can't wait to see more - Ave Omnissiah!

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  8. Very inspiring work as always. I love the black and bronze look

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    1. Thanks Baraccas, I hope to add some Mechanicum symbols once I get my hands on Betrayal.

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  9. I really love the extra details on the basing! Well done.

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    1. Thanks Grant. The Dragon Forge bases are great.

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  10. Great job again.
    I especially like the choice of colors which gives me the feeling of something really steampunk.
    The magos on the big base is impressive, truly inspiring, as always.

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  11. looking awesome! what size bases are the Castellax on? looks like 60s but its hard to tell.

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    1. Thanks Peter, they are on 60mm bases.

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  12. I just happened across this page.

    You are amazing.

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