For me the Thallax are the core troops for a Mechanicum army. At toughness 5 with 3 wounds they're hard as nails and pack some cool weapons, and Jet Pack infantry to boot! For these 2 squads I equipped them with a Multi Melta!
The power cores on their baacks are quite cool, so i tried a little OSL to make the models pop a bit.
The grim blank faceplate's of the Thallax are equally cool. I applied some water effects to make it a bit shiny!
I've seen cork used on bases for years, but this is the first time that i actually tried it! I wanted a blasted wasteland style base for the Mechanicum so the cork was perfect for a cracked earth effect. A few layers of weathering powders finish off the effect nicely.
Got another 9 of these to get on with - better get building!