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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Thanatar Siege Automata

Those of you who follow my Twitter feed would have seen a few WIP pics of this guy lately. This model was high on my 'wish list' as soon as I saw the pics someone snapped at Games Day before it was released! It was a must have for my Mechanicum army.





The base is done out in keeping with the rest of the Mechanicum army:


Thanatar's smart head (although leaning a little toward Lost in Space...)


The Plasma Mortar - a beast of a weapon, a total marine killer!


Tried a little OSL here for the Mortar but when i put the casing on it all became a little obscured. A bit of blue helps to break up all the red though.


Lastly, this Thanatar is a Beast! It completely dwarves anything else in the force so far! Funds permitting, I'd love to grab a couple more!


Friday, 28 November 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Myrmidon Destructors

My first set of Myrmidon Destructor's are now complete. These guys should give my Mechanicum some extra punch! In this squad we have 2 Conversion Beamers and 2 Volkite Culverins.






The Myrmidons weapons are powered by these bulky power generators.


The rear aspect of these models is packed full of cool detail.These robes were finished off with some MIG weathering powders.



Conversion Beamer detail.


Volkite Culverin detail


I'm looking forward to trying these out in a game! I've still got those other 2 Myrmidons to complete when i source some weapons for them. For the time being though, we'll see how these guys roll!

The GunGrve

Monday, 24 November 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Myrmidon Destructors WIP


Just a quick one today - some WIP for some Myrmidon Destructors I'm doing. There's actually another 2 as well, but I'm just trying to source another Conversion Beamer and Volkite Culverin for them before painting.


If anyone has any ideas where i can get some, please get in touch!

The GunGrave



Friday, 21 November 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Castellax Battle Automata


So some MORE Machanicum for you all! Sorry its been a bit dedicated to the Omnissiah lately, I've just got so many models to get though (lucky me!) I have been eyeing up Moritarion and a Storm Eagle that's been sitting on my desk for a while...but first, some Castellax!


Like all the Mechanicum models, there's a tonne of detail on them. 


The first two are armed with wrist mounted Bolter's and Bolt Cannons.



The third is armed with Power Blades and a Multi Melta (for some anti-armour) and some wrist mounted Flamers.


Power blade and Flamer detail:


As with the Thallax, i went with a blue power core on their backs, with a touch of OSL (ish!)


The bases are primarily cork like the rest of the army.


Bolt Cannon details. I really like the skull targeter on the Mechanicum weapons, which is a common theme on the models.


I'm going to try and mix things up a bit some more Heresy Death Guard. However, with the new Tyranid releases arriving, expect to see a few Bugs as well!!

The GunGrave

Monday, 17 November 2014

Painting Laurels - Bristol Vanguard's Spoils of War


A few weeks ago I attended Bristol Vanguards annual Spoils of War tournament weekend. It was the second time that I have attended the event, and it was even better than the last! A 2 day narrative campaign of Good vs Evil fought over 5 games of various points limits.

The weekend was a blast, and i highly recommend it to tournament goers. I was also fortunate enough to win an award for Best Painted HQ. 


The many tables at 'Spoils


A few snaps of one of my games (in which i was completely annihilated by turn 3!!)


This was just before my Land Raider Spartan was destroyed by a Multi Melta - first shot of the whole  game!!


A shot of my buddy Sam's game on the table next toe me. He was plating a very crazy Eldar Exodite army.


Bristol Vanguard is renowned for its amazing terrain and tables! They're a pleasure to  play on.



Finally a few shots of the painting competition. There was an award for every category on the FoC.





Will definitely be going next year!

The GunGrave

Friday, 14 November 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Magos Dominus


The HQ selection for my Mechanicum army was a tough one, and truth be told i'm still undecided! So in the meantime i used this cool looking model that came with my Reaver Titan as a Magos Dominus. 



All the servo skull came with the model so i decked him out with some floating helpers! Basically this guy sits behind my Krios Tanks fixing them with his servo harness!


For a stand-in HQ he's not bad! Got a feeling he might be a permanent fixture...

The GunGrave

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Blessings of the Omnissiah - Krios Battle Tank 2

The second of my three Krios Tanks is now complete! 


This guy got the same treatment as the first one, plenty of brass, plenty of weathering powder.



Here's the pair together. I've tried them out in 3 games so far, and at AP3 they're very good at killing Marines!


Hope to get the Krios Venator done soon!

The GunGrave