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++The Free Flesh is Strong++ 30k Dark Mechanicum

30k Dark Mechanicum Incaldion Tiger Eyes Chaos Horus Heresy

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Hey Gang, I've got the minidex here for anyone that wants to have a read, I've used the templates that are floating around online to recreate the entries for each unit, with fluff and thematic naming and what not. The format is a bit out of whack as I need to find a right hand sheet template for doing units.. so bear with me there haha. (The copy I'm putting up has a few pages missing as they are straight out of the Redbooks for rules).

Thrilliart Taghmata Minidex

Have a crack off the fluff and let me know what you think gang!! Please let me know if its a bit too Mary-Sue etc!

 

 

 

Holy smokes, your work is so cool, I can't stop myself from freaking out.

At the moment I'm planing an Epic Adeptus Mechanicum army myself (Incaldion themed). And now I want to get an Jotunn- Class Automata in 6 mm. I need to source parts which look the part. This is sooo good.

Thanks a heap brother!! Glad you enjoyed the Jotunn... he took a bit of finangling to get him right and I'm happy how he came out! :). OOh let me know when you figure it out, would love to see it!

 

I like the insectoid look of the Jotunn Automata, it matches some of what we read in the Black Library books and ties in nicely to the daemon engines of the forty-first millenium. I'm a big fan of Theta-12-Zyvod, you really do have a talent for making characters that stand out. The lance looks good and the combination with the helmet style and circular shield recalls the warriors of antiquity, whilst the fur and mail cloak ties her back into the other warriors of the forge.

Thanks mate!! Yeah really wanted the dark-mech and almost like proto-deamon engine sort of feel, while still having some cybernetica roots (the little R2-D2 head, Dominatar shoulder pads etc!).

Super happy with how she came out! She will be taller than the rest of the Hoplites due to the rust stalker legs, but will very much look like them! 

 

The ingenuity you have with these conversions is refreshing. Just balls out weird, dark sci-fi. biggrin.png
Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Balls out weird is where its at mate!!

The weirdness sadly will be slowing a bit as I've built everything, but I've got plenty of pictures to come as it gets painted.. although I wonder what I could do with some Vorax ;)...

 

“Working like a madman” should not be an apology in this thread. Those are the exact words I want to hear! smile.png

Uttu is another phenomenal conversion and the fluff behind him is great. The insectoid look is very well executed with the multi legs, the layer of plates, as those two antennae like appendages up from. Even that “prow” on the front makes me think of those Hercules beetles. I can just imagine the top life-like movement as that thing skitters about raining plasma or even ramming and crushing lessers beneath it.

The hoplite is also very sweet! The mix of bits you used go together flawlessly. I just love the use of the stalker legs and when armed with the lance and that shield it looks so characterful.

Or Mad Magos? :P

Thanks mate, super happy with Uttu.. the frontal plates weren't actually meant to be on him in my original invisioning..but the lord Discordant once I got my hands on it was a little smaller and less impressive than I thought it would be...so much blu-taccing and trying this and that... I eventually got to the Uttu design.. which if I need to make some more thanta should be relatively easy to replicate! (Although requires multiple kids haha). Once it came together thats the exact vibe I got as well mate... big ponderous Goliath beetle! 

Yeah happy with how she came out... again it was just the slapping together of parts that i thought would look good, then making it all work and stick together haha.

 

Those are some gorgeous models! I especially like the Thanatar and your Magos. Some nice inspiration for my own Domitar, that keeps lieing around.
Also, how did you make the chain mail parts?

Thanks mate! Have a look around the interwebs, there is some amazing stuff people have done with the Domitars and Iron Circle chassis!!

It is a Green Stuff World chainmail pushmold, Medium size. 

 

Awesome work, dude! Can't wait to see them at Tegular Hive thumbsup.gif

A local melbourne boy mate? 

 

This is gold mate.
Can't wait to see more

Cheers!! Will do what I can to keep it churning out!! 


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Mad Magos it is!

Definitely happy you went through all that trial and error to come to that final design. I also just love you went with an insectoid form instead of a bipedal humanoid one. Going beyond the design limits of human flesh just seems right for this force. Flesh is weak but the Free Flesh on the other hand haha :) I’ve also been wanting to build a mechanicus bot to use as an obliterator for my Alpha Legion kill team so I’m taking some design notes from you..

Now off to check out this minidex.

Black Legion: The Fire Rises

Dornian Heresy: Iron Hands Raiders

Alpha Legion: The Heads of the Hydra Strike

Emperor's Children: Cult of Golden Tears

 


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Jesus christ thats some insane conversion work! Very cool indeed!


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Hey gang,

 

Sorry for it being so quiet on here of late, have had a few other hobby things to get sorted for tournaments on my 'to do' list...

So had a heap of fun at the Battle of Tegular hive event, I got everything undercoated and zenithal highlighted. I also got the Secutarri and Thallaxi painted for the event (wiil get some pics).

I played 3 great opponents on the day and its the most fun I've had at a GW based gaming event in years (40k around these parts is just people chasing the latest net-filth). It was nominally a Centurion event with some vehicluar leeway.

Round 1 I was defending against a great bloke named Chris Lewis who was rocking some hard as nails Salamanders Termies, dreads and some Tacs with Solar Auxilia support. Bloke was an absolute champ at fielding all my nufty questions. Deployment really suited my army and not his as he had to foot slog through a lot of fire power. We ran out of time due to my newbness but I managed a convincing win just from the shear amount of pain my army could throw out!

Round 2 I played Darcy Williams, he had a whole heap of Iron Hands with some conversion beamer dreads doing their thing. Was a great game, but due to gasbagging and just talking heresy we only got to turn 3 (my fault really). This netted him the win as I had to kill a certain sergeant in ruins and his warlord (he managed to roll the stealh in ruins trait) so he managed the win even though I think I had lost 5-6 models and cleaned out a large amount of his (scoria does work yo!).

Round 3 I played Mitch Wragg, his army was super fun and themey. It was a Dark Compliance army list consisting of mainly Emps Children being support by the stubborn, rending cultist hordes. Reinforcing them was a good number of daemons of slannesh. I think he had somewhere in the vicinity of 100 odd models on the board at the start of the game. This one we actually finished and got to turn 6. Through some amazing rolls on my behalf I managed a win and managed to murder everything but a handful of models that where fleeing. Was a really topsy turvy battle that was saved by a unit of thralls being killed then coming out of reserve (lachraeymarta bless you!).

So all in all, amazingly fun day! I managed to score Event Organisers choice for the conversions and fluff I had written (even though my army wasn't painted) which was awesome beyond belief! Also got invited to one of the ACT of Heresy teams for the event next January in Canberra (the ACT series is a big ongoing campaign/event series in Australia) so that was another huge win!!

Since then I've gotten in one more game for the Omega Celia global conflict the other weekend. We played a 7500pt a side game with 5 players (that took a good 6 odd hours). It was a combination of Dark Mech, Airborne Word Bearers and Sneaky Alpha Legion vs 7500 points of Death Guard with Mortarion leading the vanguard.

God damn was that game fun, from turn 1 it was on for young and old, Typhon siege tanks scattering into themselves, Termite drills popping up under Spartans, massive casualties everywhere. Highlights for me though was not losing a single thrall to 20 odd wounds due to the 4+ armour and 4+ FnP, Varrack-Tar (scoria) killing Mortarion and the Myrmidons led by Watch Lord Enna-Sin murdering countless terminators and dreads with their conversion beamers which somehow where at max range the entire time!!

Again only 4 games into heresy and loving the hell out of it!!

But more important than all that...

 

....preorders went up for this bad boy the other day, which I have promptly thrown money at. (not my model or paintjob!)

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Is a joint called Mortian, he, some of you may recall, made some really cool macharius looking leman russes years upon years ago and it seems he is gotten back into business in a big way!! 

The second I saw the WiPs of this I new I had found my LoW for my Dark Mech. Big crab-bane/fellblade, helllls yes!! I look forward to creepifying it a bit, not sure exactly how much I'm going to fiddle with it as I love it how it is, but there will be mods :P.

So with the money put down on this big nasty I'll get my arse into gear and get everything else painted in the coming weeks so I can treat myself with the above tongue.png.

Pics and hopefully actual progress will be coming soon! 


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The wait was worth it!

 

THAT THING IS A METAL BEAST! Looking forward to you adding that to your forces. Any plans for conversions/upgrades to give it your own twist?


Black Legion: The Fire Rises

Dornian Heresy: Iron Hands Raiders

Alpha Legion: The Heads of the Hydra Strike

Emperor's Children: Cult of Golden Tears

 






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