Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mechanicum - Some Kitbashed Myrmidons!


It started with the release of the Deathwing Terminator box set last year. I loved the look of the censer flail and the storm shields. I wanted to assemble some bodyguards for a Tech Adept in my Mechanicum army, but never got around to it.

It was fueled by the photos from UK Games Day last year. Lots of cool, enigmatic Mechanicum figures with absolutely no release dates.

It came to a head when WIP photos of the Myrmidon Secutors and Destructors appeared in White Dwarf (Dec or Jan issue), and the Myrmidon rules turned up in Horus Heresy - Massacre.

Here is a unit of Myrmidon Secutors, kitbashed from Deathwing Terminators, Necron Triarch Praetorians, Necron Warriors and a few others bits and pieces.


First, the Mrymidons, with their power axes, two volkite calivers each, and halved Mechanicum-symbol shields (with no "in game" effect)








And the Mrymidon Lord, wielding his censer flail (counts as power axe), a graviton gun, and a phased-plasma fusil.




I hope you like them. I'm excited about getting some paint on them - once I've finished my Titan, that is.

Cheers
Dave

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, but then every project I have seen here is great! I'm not follow 40K much anymore what is a Mrymidon is it codex or novel based?

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Cyborg. The Myrmidons are (I think) found on the periphery of the novels, but are one of the main, new units for the Mechanicum in the books by Forgeworld. Rather than being fierce robots or servitors, the Myrmidons are Tech Adepts that have chosen to focus on developing/enhancing their combat skills. The Secutors are skilled in mid-close range combat, while the the Destructors are set up for longer range fire fights. Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  2. Absolutely cracking builds, Dave! I love 'em, and can't wait to see them painted up. Ave Omnissiah!

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  3. wauuuuu!! , I said it once and I say it again, you are the master! I love them. Please do not delay in paint, I look forward to see them finished

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    1. I have a ton of painting between now and AdeptiCon in April, so sadly these guys will have to wait a bit to get their turn under the brush : (

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    2. Do not know how sad I know, but I have a lot of patience, so I'll be waiting eagerly

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  4. I can not imagine what you can do with the imperial knight when it falls in your hands

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  5. These are glorious! I really like these conversions and wish I could have an army as cool as this is shaping up to be. Awesome stuff

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  6. Oh wow. No, really WOW. But then I think that pretty much every time I visit!

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  7. This is some of your most amazing conversions ever. They perfectly capture the feel of the unit. Well done !

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  8. Amazing work, I'm lovin' these! Just stellar converting as always Dave.

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  9. Another excellent conversion, Dave. It's stuff like this and your previous work that originally inspired me to start an Ad Mech army. I've yet to actually create one, but I am slowly gathering a horde of bits to one day make a start!

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    1. Thanks DM, gathering the bits is certainly a fun part of the process : )

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  10. Awesome stuff - once again, a slightly unhealthy imagination

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  11. Sigh... this is getting boring... the usual, monthly Dave Taylor totally amazing conversion project that completely captures the very essence of 40k. We've seen it before and no doubt we'll see it again. :)

    Seriously, though, these are cracking minis, yet again. The Shield Wall shields are a great idea. An interlinking wall of Ad-Mech symbols.

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    1. Thanks Euan. I'll try to spice it up with something different next time ; )

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    2. I'm loving the toes. Particularly the dude with his toes on the raised bar.

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  12. They are great, Dave! I really like how their arms are unexpectedly lanky compared to the bulkiness of the remainder of their bodies.

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    1. Thanks Ana, I think that Forgeworld are promoting a strange, insectoid kind of feel with their latest Mechanicum stuff.

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  13. You're spot-on with these Dave, really well done.

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  14. Wonderful stuff, really exceptional. Nothing says 40K like the Mechanicus and these capture them perfectly.

    Brilliant.

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  15. Not a "constructive" comment by any stretch, but..

    Goddammit, Dave and another kitbash of awesome. Go to hell you over talented bugger!

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  16. Amazing work, Dave! I'll go out on a limb here and say that these are actually even cooler than the official Myrmidons, at least from what I have seen so far.

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    1. Now that we've seen them, I'm not sure I'd say cooler, but certainly right up there ; )

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  17. Very nice work, Dave! Where is the Adeptus mechanicus symbol on the shields from? Is that from one of the titan kits maybe?

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    1. Indeed Vox, that's where it's from : )

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  18. Very cool Dave! I like the shields in particular

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  19. Those are really cool! I love the thin arms on the massively bulky torsos. Really characterful. Fantastic job.

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