Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mechanicum - The Thanatar PIP


Crazy times lately, my apologies for the slow trickle of articles appearing on the blog. I'm not attending any shows over the next two months, so hopefully I can get a good rhythm going again with some fresh Mechanicum and Imperial Knight units, plus a few posts about a Napoleonic commission I'm working on, and some terrain elements for Infamy: Welcome to the Big Smoke.

Anyway, here are a few Paint In Progress photos of my Thanatar. I'm hoping to have him completed (well, close to) by the weekend. The large brassy areas have been a lot of fun to work on, and now I just have to wrap up everything else : )


The Plasma Mortar needs quite a bit of work (just base colors down at the moment), and the wrinkled bit of grey plastic in front of the base is a loin cloth kind of thing that I'll be painting to match up with the loin cloth on the dreadknight construct I completed last year.


Cheers
Dave

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for making my day. I've been looking forward to this model being painted in your lovely scheme. Man what a wonderful army!

    Excited for the final touches, especially since it looks so good already!

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    1. Thanks Greg, I'm excited to hopefully see more automata come out of Forgeworld with their HH book 4.

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  2. Looks ace! Your mechanicum models are a real inspiration

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  3. Glorious! Your metallic finishes are amazing sir.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous - I love that brass effect, it is just awesome. Can't wait to see it all together!

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    1. Thanks mate, plenty more automata to paint : )

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  5. All that brass has come out really well, not an easy task. Very nice Dave!

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    1. Thanks mate, are you back in the UK now?

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  6. That is beautiful. lovely scheme as mentioned above. Added to me inspiration folder

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  7. Could you please post your recipe for brass? It is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Check out the link in the post where I mention "large brassy areas". It'll take you right to my recipe : )

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  8. Awesome. I was inspired by your bronze and have used your tutorial from last year.
    Can you share the colors used for the scratches?

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    1. Hi Anon, the scratches were simply Vallejo Game Color Charred Brown, and "highlighted" with Army Painter Shining Silver.

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  9. That's amazing! I was thinking of doing my admech army in bronze, but I don't think I could ever do it that well.
    -aka_mythos

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    1. Thanks : ) It does take a little while to do the larger areas, but it's really not that tough. It's just a little time consuming.

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