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NiftyVT's Xana II Mechanicum


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Decals and weathering are the next steps.

 

49690371628_d94ed1a47e_c.jpg20200323_122007 by nifty, on Flickr


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The Knight looks most promising.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Castigator complete. 

 

49696162907_973141c4d3_c.jpg20200324_204946 by nifty, on Flickr

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And a close up of Bob. Forever condemned to dust off skulls with his little brush.

 

49696162557_15a88311e4_c.jpg20200324_205143 by nifty, on Flickr

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Great job! The base looks great, but who piled up all those skulls, and why? The Knight isn't standing on a mound a Khorne worshiper erected to honor the Blood God- one that can potentially corrupt him- is he?
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Great job! The base looks great, but who piled up all those skulls, and why? The Knight isn't standing on a mound a Khorne worshiper erected to honor the Blood God- one that can potentially corrupt him- is he?

 

Well, it is a Knight from House Malinax and carries the mark of Scoria. . .so. . .yeah. . . he is full on corrupted already. biggrin.png Who knows what is piloting it. msn-wink.gif


Edited by NiftyVT, 25 March 2020 - 01:25 AM.


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I like to lift the creative curtain so to speak with how I build things so here are some progress shots of the base. I used think brass rod to pin the fallen pillars through the cork and into the resin base. The cork is not required to support the knight. I cut the cork and fit each skull. Some skulls are cut in half or into other sections in order to puzzle them together around the mound. The knight has 2 small pins going into his toes on the raised leg and 1 large pin going into the bottom of his foot on the flat leg. Assembly of the knight and attaching him to his base was done with 5 min 2 part epoxy. Skulls are cork were secured with standard super glue. 

 

35488898436_82e1396e7e_c.jpg20170625_120159 by nifty, on Flickr

 

35488899246_bdfccfe90f_c.jpg20170625_123209 by nifty, on Flickr

 

39721794375_3f144ee1d9_c.jpg20180227_182740 by nifty, on Flickr

 

I then laid down base colors with my airbrush and then painstakingly applied GW texture paint between all of the skulls. This was a 2 brush procedure. 1 to push the texture paint around and then a clean damp brush to wipe any mistakes off the skulls/base.

 

44819285495_5b8aacf127_c.jpgP_20181104_185936_vHDR_Auto by nifty, on Flickr

 

Once I finished dry brushing the textured paint I painted all of the skulls by hand. 


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The base for that knight is phenomenal. The Castigator itself is pretty awesome too. Great work. :)


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The base for that knight is phenomenal. The Castigator itself is pretty awesome too. Great work. smile.png

 

Thanks, the base was a progression into madness. For my first knight I just used the GW base and put some skulls sunk in the sand. Then for my Acheron I got a little more elaborate and used a Dragon Forge base. Then I decided to add some stuff to another Dragon Forge base for the Castigator. It started with just a fallen pillar that he was going to straddle. Then it became 'well I can put his foot up on it, that would be cool.' Which turned into 'well the pillar isnt tall enough to make his stance dramatic.' So I made it taller with some cork. Then GW released the skull pack and it turned into a huge pile of skulls. Then I was like 'Well, I want this to fit in with the rest of my mech stuff so the skulls should look they had wind blown sand on them.' But then how do they and the rest of the base stay free of most sand. In came Bob the servo skull and the realization that I spent just as much time on the base as I did on the Castigator itself lol. teehee.gif


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