Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mechanicum - A few new shots and a pilot for the Cerastus.


A quick shot of the finished Thanatar standing alongside my still-yet-to-be-named combat-focused automata.


The Castellax with all of their shoulder icons.



Finally, here's the pilot I built for my Cerastus Knight Lancer. He's currently painted and in place. Once I've made a bit more progress on the Knight-Lancer I'll post some more shots : )

Cheers
Dave

23 comments:

  1. Great use of the temptus scion bits for a pilot. I keep looking for excuses to integrate those guys into my armies. They are one of the best looking "imperial" kits GW has produced for 40k lately.

    The glow on the giant mortar is just superb. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was fitted with LEDS to actually glow...I see it pulsing in my mind it.

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    1. Thanks Greg. I liked the Scion kit, but haven't felt any excitement for IG for some time, so it was nice to have an excuse to break them out.

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  2. Now that's just showing off.....

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    1. Showing off? Whatever do you mean? : )

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  3. Mind blowing! How do you roll the greestuff so thin for the cables on your pilot? I've recently (the last 12 months) started using greenstuff and I just can't seem to get it to obey the way I want it to.

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    1. Hi Byron, here's a link to my tutorial on cables:

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

      Note that it's important to wait until the greenstuff has lost its stickiness before you start rolling.

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    2. Thanks so much Dave! I'll check that out right away :)

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  4. Loving that pilot, looks appropriately regal and menacing.

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  5. Dave, this has to be my favorite color scheme you've done. That bronze is so beautiful and goes well with the reds, blacks and blue plasma. I may have to steal your formula on the bronze, what is it?

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    1. Steal away BC : )

      http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2013/06/tutorial-brassy-bronze.html

      Enjoy!

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  6. Brilliant work, your paint jobs are very cool. I really like the pilot too - a suitably dominant pose.

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    1. Thanks PC. I feel like he really wants to get going. Wherever that may be. He just wants to stride.

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  7. Very, very cool! Love how well the earlier automata fits with the Thanatar - awesome stuff.

    Can't wait to see the lancer, love the pilot!

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  8. I was really happy with my Knight Pilot http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/293094-knights-of-house-cydonia-and-accompanying-taghmata-omnissiah/ till i saw the cool things people were doing with Scions and kicking myself for not noticing myself how much the banded-edged armour design matches that of the knights suits.

    Though the pilots i've made do suit the feel of more priestly knights for my house, i'm sure i'll find some use for some scion torsos and helmets at least in my force somewhere at some point.

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    1. Your pilots look great. Certainly a different feel, but that's the beauty of the 40K universe, you can do what you like : )

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  9. What's the cockpit from Dave? Impressive work here sir.

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