Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mechanicus Hypaspist PIP

I have actually managed to get some painting done over the last couple of days, it aint much yet, but the metals and gun is done - bar a little weathering which will be applied at the end. However I'm not yet the best of friends with my new phone camera, either getting the pics to bright or too something else - guess that will be better as we go.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mechanicus Hypaspist

Those of you who have followed this blog, know how many different designs I have been through, trying to figure out how to build my hypaspists. The Hypaspist being the basic footslogger of the Mechanicus skitarii, I have been wanting something not too over the top, but also something more scary than a regular IG guards man. As soon as I saw the new scions, I was pretty sure I had the solution. I think I have mentioned it before but those models are in my opinion some of the best GW has produces for a very long time - and those, just wow.
Of cause they could not be used without a little modification. A simple legswap did most of the trick, changing them into something quite different. A bit of groin armor, to tie them in with the rest of the army - and I cut off the camping kit on the backpack and added a tank from some other backpacks I got on Shapeways - just love tanks on backpacks, dunno why and don't ask.

Monday, April 7, 2014

My own Indiegogo Campaign

Just "onlined" my very own crowdfunder via Indiegogo. That was actually quite a good experience, unproblematic and very easy to figure out. It is completely gaming unrelated, but now I know how to do, should I find something related to the Mechanicus later on.

We are trying to raise some funds for our local Volleyball club. Since a decline in members in our small volley club have led to us closing this summer - unless get some new players and raise money to pay the rent for the sports hall. Once we get some new members and get to keep playing the second goal in to raise money enough to keep our coach.
The team is a social team, playing for the exercise and the love of the game, though we usually participate in several smaller tournaments a year.

So feel free to share the link - I actually think it will be quite funny to see if someone out there not actually wanting to play in our club, would consider contributing. So viral is the word.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DreamForge Games 15 mm Leviathan vs GW Imperial Knight

Honestly one of the major reasons the work on my 15 mm Leviathan grinded to a halt was the release of the Knight model from GW, awesome kit, that I of cause need to build at some point. However my major concern was the how would the two work together size wise? Until now I have only seen pictures of the Knight next to other GW models, but yesterday I came across this blog Brückenkopf which had a review of the Leviathan, which is a fine read by it self BTW, the review contained several scale pics I hadn't seen before as well as a link to video showing the Leviathan vs the Knight, I'm gonna show a couple here, and you can follow the link if you want to see a few more.
Though the size difference is way larger than I had feared, I'm still convinced I'll find a way to convert the Leviathan in a way it will fit in next to the Knight. I'm still gonna give it a go - and I'm sure it will be a fitting challenge.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A new option for hypaspists?

With the web flooded with new leaked pics of the soon to come scions for IG, I couldn't really hold back a wow. I really liked the look we saw on the first pics which surfaced a few weeks back, and the new ones here certainly doesn't take anything away from that first impression. Since I have still not decided on which minis to use as hypaspists I just couldn't help feeling that these might be just right. Perhaps not the entire mini, but at least the top part, combined with a greatcoat-like lower body. The guns look great, but what's really the best and pretty amazing are the helmeted heads. Wow, just brilliant, loads of optics and almost fully encased - perfect. hey will most certainly be used. Can't wait to see these in the flesh.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sagittarii scale and components breakdown.

As per request, a scale shot and a list of the components used for this unit - thanks for the interest guys.

Tracks: Guntractor from Anvil Industry's Afterlife range.
Torsos, small backpacks, arm with drill: Anvil Industry
Large backpack: Maxmini
"Servoarm" on Optio: Microart
Heads, arms, tools on arms: Blightwheel miniatures
Cannon: GW Grey Knight Psilencer
Targeting device: necron arm and optics from a terminater torso

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sagittarii done

Got the Optio finished today, gave him a few bits extra to make him stand out - without loosing sight of the fact that the sagittarii are rank and file troops. Glad about the way they turned out, have had the idea for these for some time.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two more Sagittarii

The next two heavy weapon platforms are ready to roll onto the battlefield. These two have been magnetized so I may be able to swap weapons once I find some suitable pieces - for now they will all be equipped with the all round Thunder Mortar. Last one to go is the leader, he will have the same weapon, but I think he'll get a few extras as well.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

First two up

Mechanicus heavy infantry rolling in. Just love tracked units, and these new ones from Anvil Industry are just great - some of the best. I think it works really well with those big guns and the smaller backpack. I also changed the heads, using the Blightwheel ones instead, more characterful I think.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sagittarii mock-up

First mock-up of my planned Sagittarii, and actually first post with some real work this year, not impressed by that - feeling the mojo returning though.
As soon as I saw these new tracked units, by Anvil Industry, I knew they were just right for this unit. The plan is that this is the general look, different arms, or perhaps appendages is a more correct term, will be added for variety. The torso and powerplant are also AI, the gun is GW grey knight something, and the head is from Steam and Aether.

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