"By the lathe and screw, latch and lintel, by the power of the Omnissiah, I raise this edifice from the ruins of the past to once more take its place in the great work, the Opus Mechanicum!" - The Rite of Threadomancy, M37
I've been thinking about colours and insignia recently. The mark of Medea is a silver skull bounded by a white cog on a crimson field. Called the Opus Medea, literally “work[manship] of Medea”. Bonded forces of the Taghmata Kyrus display crimson, often with a white cog-tooth trim.
Magos Dominus Labac's cohort of the Legio Cybernetica is identified by a skull and cogwheel motif cast from a titanium alloy. Small molecular variations in the alloy serve as unit identifiers, visible only to the enhanced senses of the Martian adepts.
The Opus Medea worn by a sicarian infiltrator.
I've also been painting. Before I complete my first vow for the ETL IV I want to share what I've completed over the past six months.
The enginseer auxilia are now based and finished:
So is Magos Dominus Labac:
This device on the side can represent a conversion beamer, i-rad cleanser or anything else. The various capabilities are selected by inserting carbon based punch cards.
I love this network of skulls that makes up the cybernetica cortex. In my mind each skull still contains the cerebral tissue that was donated to the project. Why waste such a perfectly formed vessel? So gothic, so grimdark and so very very hard to photograph. No one angle does it justice.
Close up of Labac's machinator array. I added the barrel of an inferno-pistol between the jaws to show the flame/melta capability.
Two of my five castellax:
This photo comes the closest to showing the true red colour.
The castellax are magnetised so each chassis can have either shock chargers or power blades, and each arm can have either a boltgun or a flamer.
Here's the test model for my tech thralls.
Edited to add this WIP test for my rangers. I decided against red coats. I wanted to do red armour plates and painting both red just overwhelmed all the detail. Utilitarian brown it is then.
Edited by Cactus, 12 May 2015 - 12:33 AM.