Monday, March 30, 2015

What a mess

Fired up by the eminent AdMech release I vented to the missus I needed some of those new models. The "look"and a comment about me not using or building all the stuff I already hed, made me have a look in my hobby room. The biggest problem was, she was right - at least it looked like she was. Tons of plastic everywhere, still on sprues, you know all the not used bits from tons of conversions - so full of mechanicus energy I decided to clean up the room, getting all the plastic sorted out. Mistake! It takes forever - getting all those bits off the sprues and into little boxes. Anyway once I'm done it will get easier to sort though the bits, but just feels like I'll be ready for building minis again once Codex Adeptus Mechanicus 2.ed arrives.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

GW reveals the next Mechanicus release?

Take a close look at those two clip below. A real close look - not only do the show of some really cool models without blur or the ever present minecraft effect. But if you look closely in the intro you'll see concept sketches for the rangers and vanguard - below those are other concept sketches of, what seems to be a magus or tech-pries and some sort of lovely evil looking bioconstruct? Next week?

edit: By the Omnissiah for once I thought I was fast and it turn out I was "out fasted" by a guy on BC

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Skitarii model details and minecraft-mechanicus

Once again pics of the new mechanicus has hit the web - once again I'm awed by the detail in these minis. But why people getting their hands on WD early cannot stop shaking or set their camera at a higher resolution is beyond me - hey I have an idea; send me the very first copy of the next WD with mechanicus in it, and I promise you'll get pics without blur and where you can actually zoom in with out seeing minecraft-mechanicus - deal?

First off is a couple of detail shots of the new models - honestly I cant find a thing I do not like (I'm not a huge fan of the way the servitor is hooked up to the dragoon though - that will be worked over). But look at all those tiny detail work on the guns in general - and the jezzail in particular - now I like it (muzzle will get the knife though). Get wait to get converting these.
What gets me equally exited is the decal sheet - just amazing, been wanting something like that for years.
At the bottom is a couple of fine on the battle field pics - funny how they just blend right in with that Knight isn't it - now I have to get one anyway!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The new Mechanicus minis

Pics are all over web of the new minis for the AdMech - and what do I think, hmm let's see (if you don't care what I think just look at the pretty pictures!).

Haven't really bought any codex for years, this has gotten me really exiting and I cannot wait to get in line for the advance order. Still I'm hoping for so much more than what we have seen so far - I want robots and huge gunservitors - fused flesh and metal and crude implants. Also hoping to get to use all those mins I have made for years, with an official codex - might actually get to play a game or two!!!
It will also be interesting to see how many out there will jump on the bandwagon - I have a feeling it will be a lot, do the mechanicus justice guys! Regarding bandwagon - I think mr. Dave Taylor should be driving, I call shotgun!!!!
Anyways let's have a look at all the cool minis.
First off are all the cool infantry. If you have followed my blog, you'll know I've had more than one go at coming up with a good hypaspist model, finally something has arrived that I can say I'd use for sure. I'm not sure I'd have opted for a robed minis actually, for my next try. I was planning something more tech and armoured. But since these are here looking so pretty they'll get my vote - for now.

I think the Vanguard are my favourite, Loads of cool bits on these guys, giving them an outerworldish almost evil look, fitting the grimdark vision I feel is right for the AdMech. I even for once like the paintjob on these - only problem on that part is, it's so close to what I'd do, I'll hate if mine will end up looking like a copyjob of a GW scheeme. Well we'll just have to see about that once they turn up. I have a sneaky feeling I'll combine the two unit types' models.

The Rangers look awesome too - I'm not quite sure I'm sold on the guns, but even as we speak I'm warming up to them. Not a fan of the long one on the pike though - not yet at least. The heads look absolutely amazing, sh*t cannot wait to get a box of these! I'm not really sure about the scout/stalking thing though - I kind of see AdMech as a full frontal army, brute force, advancing and sacrificing thousands of footsluggers in the process.

Yawser - is this a twisted model or what? It's completely NOT what I have been expecting from the AdMech, At first I thought what the h**l, but...but....but it's just so cool, and having a thing for walkers, I can only say I'm doomed - just look at all those detail, it even has claws looking like the bits I loved pillaging from DE kits. I'll be loving to add bits to this and paint it up with some metals, dirty reds and loads of battle damage.

The CC version is almost even more twisted = good. I'm sure that supersized cattleprod will hurt like ....... Add a couple of servoarms and mecadendrites to this and you'll have an even more perfect model. 
I can almost see all these minis on the table next to the rest of my minis - this is gonna be good. Good work GW, now let's see the other walker we had peeks of yesterday - and get on leaking rules for my gunservitors and praetorians!!!!! 

Together with the pics you are even able to find rules leaks out there now.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Is this how the new Skitarii will look?

Someone on warseer took the time to put stills from the teaser video together, awesome job - wouldn't mind this design!!!!

AdMech teaser clip and pics

This is great!!


The walker looks really interesting, difficult to tell anything about the trooper - looks promising though.

Binary information highway

It does actually seem like an official GW AdMech release is eminent and the rumours start to flow and it seems the flow will only pick up pace from now on. Is it really true, that all of us that have been converting our own stuff now for years, is finally awarded with a codex? Sure hope it has a huge variety of units, so I can use all the stuff I've made up.....and all the units I already have bought bits and kits for, hope at least some of them are in there, have a feeling the chop shop will be busy adjusting blueprints and recalibrating servitors in the weeks to come.

Take a look at this rumour, seems like we'll have some cool new weaponry to play with.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Here is a look at your Onager Dunecrawler.
Comes with an Eradication Beamer, Broad Spectrum Data-Tether, Enamatus Force Field, and searchlight. One special rule called Doctrina Imperatives.

Its a crawler, and therefore is never slowed by difficult terrain and auto passes dangerous terrain tests. It can't run.

Gun options-
Replace the Eradication Beamer with
-Twin linked heavy phosphor blaster
-Neutron Laser and Cognis Heavy Stubber
-Icarus Array

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Finished Mechanicus Protector

Had a few hours of daytime to burn so I got the last bits glued on, only thing that remains is void filling(greystuffing).....

Not too shabby eh? Was a little worried the servoarm was too big, but I really like how it makes the model massive.

.....and a bro shot

Monday, March 9, 2015

Gearing up

The Protector was issued a few bits and pieces of kit tonight. Should be enough to get him through a good street brawl or two I guess.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mechanicus Protector

Finally a post where I have actually done something to plastic bits. Been feeling the mojo creeping back the last couple of days and I finally found a little time to sit down and get the second of the protectors started. It isn't much to show yet, but I think it getting where I want it.