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I love the Adeptus Mechanicus! There are so many really cool converted armies of them out there, with such strong themes. Mine's not really one of them, it's more of a random collection of pieces that I've made over 5 years or so. But it's kept me entertained!

Next I want to add the new GW Knight Titans (if they do make them!), all the lovely Forgeworld pieces, and I have a set of Skullz models sitting around waiting to be painted. Then an armies on parade board... There's always something new to add!

All the photos are on Flickr here

The whole army:
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The left flank, with lots of ranged Skitarii converted from Space Marines in the front:
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The centre, with a variety of leaders and elites:
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The right flank, with feral Skitarii converted from Orks in the front:
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Some Praetorians, converted from Tyranid Warrior torsos:
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Some more Praetorians, a mix of Ogres and classic ork warbike tracks:
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And yet more Praetorians, again converted from Ogres:
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Not really sure what these are! Made from Tyranid Warrior lower halves, obviously:
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Robots (or maybe dreadnoughts?) These are inspired by the old Space Crusade dreadnoughts, with hulls from Forgefiends (& an old Space Crusade dread), and legs from IG Sentinels:
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More robots! Ork Killer Kans here. They remind me a bit of Wall-E, I like them:
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A final triad of robots/dreadnoughts. Dreadnoughts on sentinel legs, obviously:
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And one big boss robot, some sort of Forgeworld grot-controlled mega-armoured dude:
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My Knight Baron, a converted Decimator:
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My Knight Paladin, a converted Dreadknight:
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My Knight Lancer, converted from a Blood Slaughterer:
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And my Knight Crusader, converted from a Defiler:
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When GW finally release their Knight Titan, I'll probably swap the head for a sentinel...


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Stormcast Eternal Thunder Warriors: http://www.bolterand...under-warriors/

Dark Mechanicus Daemon-Knights of the Unblinking Eye: http://www.bolterand...unblinking-eye/
Lords of Blood: The Cruor Praetoria & Hans Kho'ren's Skull Takers: http://www.bolterand...bloodthirsters/

Adeptus Mechanicus conversions (pre-Forgeworld or GW models): http://www.bolterand...6456-my-admech/


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WOW!   This is awesome!  Some real dedication to pull this off.  What army do you run it as?  Any closeups making ofs etc? 


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WOW!!! Some really cool conversions. Like your dedication.


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It's been 5 or more years in the making. Ran it as all sorts in 5th (first Space Wolf Long Fang & Iron Father spam, then CSMs for the Defilers-as-knights), but haven't played in 6th ed yet... If I did, it'd be CSMs (lots of daemon engines) with Ork allies (for killer kan robots).
 
A lot of the making of was undocumented, I'm afraid. Just doing random stuff when bored. The boredom factor is why the bases are so rubbish as well, I normally just want to get the models finished and move on!

I'm also terrible at posing models, they're always very static. I could say that I see the AdMech as stationary and implacable, but really I'm just no good and making dynamic poses. Lol.
 
Anyway. The photos I do have:

When I originally started I used Westwind heads for my rank-and-file. I re-headed them all for shaved down Space Wolf Scout heads to make them fully GW a few years back, but I kinda miss the goofy-eyed brigade. Also this pic shows some of the many vintage parts in the army, 2nd ed bolters:
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There are lots of very vintage parts in this army. A box of space crusade died to make it (hence the multicoloured bits):
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And a box of Assault on Black Reach:
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Terrible photo, but note the classic Rogue Trader plasmacannons (and gorkamorka ork torso!) on the servitors:
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Some sort of Technomagi?
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In one campaign, I ended up allied to Necrons led by The Deceiver. Hence this model!
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First attempt at AdMeching the dreadknight:
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Tweaked to make it explicitly a Paladin:
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The Lancer:
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Alternate view:
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The dude that became my Baron, back when he was a Warden:
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Stormcast Eternal Thunder Warriors: http://www.bolterand...under-warriors/

Dark Mechanicus Daemon-Knights of the Unblinking Eye: http://www.bolterand...unblinking-eye/
Lords of Blood: The Cruor Praetoria & Hans Kho'ren's Skull Takers: http://www.bolterand...bloodthirsters/

Adeptus Mechanicus conversions (pre-Forgeworld or GW models): http://www.bolterand...6456-my-admech/


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I've since added an Imperial Knight to the army, Baron Galfridas de Nordcote. Here he is with his smaller cousins:

 

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And here's some close-ups:

 

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My latest project is an army of Dark Mechanicus Daemon-Knights for the Call of Chaos. See http://www.bolterand...unblinking-eye/


Bigger pictures of everything are available on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...157624191172526


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Stormcast Eternal Thunder Warriors: http://www.bolterand...under-warriors/

Dark Mechanicus Daemon-Knights of the Unblinking Eye: http://www.bolterand...unblinking-eye/
Lords of Blood: The Cruor Praetoria & Hans Kho'ren's Skull Takers: http://www.bolterand...bloodthirsters/

Adeptus Mechanicus conversions (pre-Forgeworld or GW models): http://www.bolterand...6456-my-admech/


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Loving this stuff! Some really cool conversions.



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One of the coolest armies I've ever seen on here, and that's saying something. Yeah, you poses can be a bit static, but man...this army has Character! I love it! I can tell you had fun making it, and all those conversions. Amazing.


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Yeah, I never really got the hang of dynamic posing. Tried it and the models just kept falling over... I guess that the static poses are homages to classic models or something msn-wink.gif

 

The basing and painting are also very basic, compared to lots of the masterpieces on here. I just don't have the patience or time for doing a better job. Sorry!

 

I should really try to work out how to use this army using the Mechanicum ruleset or something. In the past when I've played they've mostly been Space Marines or Chaos Space Marines. But I'm mostly in this hobby for the joy of building models, I do very little gaming.


Edited by miteyheroes, 04 December 2014 - 09:25 AM.

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Stormcast Eternal Thunder Warriors: http://www.bolterand...under-warriors/

Dark Mechanicus Daemon-Knights of the Unblinking Eye: http://www.bolterand...unblinking-eye/
Lords of Blood: The Cruor Praetoria & Hans Kho'ren's Skull Takers: http://www.bolterand...bloodthirsters/

Adeptus Mechanicus conversions (pre-Forgeworld or GW models): http://www.bolterand...6456-my-admech/