Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Darkfire!


Here's the latest addition to my Mechanicum collection, another Castellax picked up in the same trade as the three Thallax I mentioned in an earlier post. 

As I already have two Thallax wielding multi-meltas, I wanted to try a Darkfire Cannon conversion for my fourth Castellax. The Darkfire is made from an old melta weapon from the Inquisitor range, I'm not sure what that weapon was called. Dragon Forge cables join the cannon to the power source which is an inverted homing beacon from (I think) the Battle for Macragge boxed set. Please let me know if I've screwed up any of these things.

Anyway, This model is now awaiting primer so that I can get stuck into painting ALL the automata : )




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Cheers
Dave

7 comments:

  1. Dave- I'm sure you've been asked a bajillion times- what are you using for the cool cabling off the gun?

    also, thanks for the reminder about Nova Project- boosting the message to my game club.

    Cheers
    Thomas

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    1. Hi Thomas

      Here's a link to my tutorial on my cabling:

      http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2013/01/tutorial-making-cables.html

      Most of the time I'm using the cast cables from Dragon Forge Design, but sometimes it's the greenstuff ones from the tutorial.

      And thanks for boosting the NOVA Open charity signal : )

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  2. Very nice use of old bits, man! The pose is perhaps a little static (not that the castellax kit gives one tons of options), but overall it works - looks as though he's preparing to FREEM some poor unsuspecting unit with the cannon!

    Looking forward to seeing it painted up!

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    1. Agreed, the pose is quite static, and yes, I could blame it on the original sculpt, but I think with most of these guys (the Thanatar included) I've been rushing through the build and painting to get them done before another load of projects creep onto my painting table. One day I'd like to take a bit more time with the builds and do something snazzy. Fingers crossed it'll be in the next year or so ; )

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  3. That melta weapon was called a "Thermal Lance." Great use for an old bit!
    -aka_mythos

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  4. Dave, what are you using for your bases? They look home-brew with some unique pieces.

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