Just a quick post to give an update on the 1000pt Mechanicum Army I am working on. This one is pic heavy - if you want any close ups of anything just ask and can post them up for you.
|Undercoating with Knights Flat Black enamel|
With all the prep done, it is time to undercoat. A couple of mates from our local gaming community have been using a spray paint from Bunnings as a primer. I have always been hesitant to use this but thought I would give it a go. I used "Knights - Matt Black enamel" spray and I have to say it works really well. No peeling or chipping, you can even try and scratch it (within reason) and the paint wont come off. The Citadel paints stick really well to it as well so win win. I guess the real test will be to see how it goes over a couple of years, but at $6 AUD a can you cant go wrong.
For the Magos I used GW Mephiston Red and gave it a highlight with the airbrush using GW Evil Sunz Scarlet.
|Magos Dominos with reds reminiscent of Mars|
The Castellax Battle Automata used the same reds as the Magos. The reds look a little bright but after some detail and weathering it will tone them down a bit. I really like these reds as it looks a lot like I would imagine the surface of Mars to be. I have seen quite a few darker reds used on Mechanicum but I think this will do the trick.
|A Castellax Battle-Automata on the assembly line|
|Mephiston Red highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlet via airbrush|
Thallax Cohort were done with a pure GW Sycorax Bronze. I tried to highlight this one with the airbrush using GW Gehenna's Gold but it came out much brighter than I wanted it to. It got redone with the rest using straight GW Sycorax Bronze and will be highlighted by hand.
|A Thallax with Gehenna's Gold highlights, this would be later repainted with straight Balthasar Gold|
|Masking up with Tamiya modeller's tape and good old Blu-tac|
|First layer of Balthasar Gold|
The Bolt Cannons were given a light dusting of GW Mechanicus Standard Grey and skulls were airbrushed GW Bleached Bone.
|Gold done, black with Mechanicus Standard Grey highlight|
Darkfire Cannon barrels are airbrushed with GW Runefang Steel.
|Base coat and highlights for a Castellax Battle-Automata complete|
|Up close with a Castellax|
The inner shoulder pads are based with GW Balthasar Gold, then highlighted with GW Gehenna's Gold giving a burnished effect.
|Edging done on an inner shoulder pad|
The Magos headpiece was the same as the Castellax, base of GW Balthasar Gold and layered with GW Sycorax Bronze and GW Gehenna's Gold.
|Magos gold with highlighting done|
|This angle shows the highlight down the centre line|
So there you have it - 1000pts of Mechanicum base coated and ready for some detail!
|The Mechanicum Army in it's entirety|
|Castellax Battle-Automata with Darkfire Cannons|
|Castellax Battle-Automata with Bolt Cannons|
|Magos Dominos and Thallax Cohort|
It's been a solid slug so far, with some detailing, weathering and basing left. I will give another pic heavy update once my next stage is complete. As always, comments and critiques are welcome.
1. Mechanicum 1000pts List
2. Mechanicum WIP 1
3. Mechanicum WIP 2
4. Mechanicum WIP 3 - Basing
5. Mechanicum WIP 4
6. Mechanicum 1000pts Completed!