Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Adeptus Mechanicus 002

I've been working on my Space Marine allies lately, making bases and constructing servo-arms.  I've also been getting my Contemptor ready for paint.

First, I finished the task of magnetizing the close combat arm.  Then I added cog tooth embellishments to the shoulders using .030x.060 sheet styrene.  I plan to add the same detail to the knee pads.

I've also put together a bunch of servo-arms.  With each one I build, the next becomes easier and a bit more ambitious.  I'm working hard at making sure they have that Mechanicus feel, as well as not being too oversized for the models.  I use a selection of sheet styrene from Evergreen that includes .030x.060, .060x.120, .0625dia rod, .125dia tube, and .1875dia rod.  The power cables are made in my usual fashion, wrapping floral wire.


Some of my sergeants will have a full servo harness.  I've since completed this one, stay tuned for the finished product.

Remember this base?  I really liked it at the time when I produced it, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it wouldn't fit with my other bases I've been building for this force...
...so I had to make a new one.
Much better.  I'll keep the old one for a Heavy Weapon Team or a Sentinel.

Cheers,
Xi

5 comments:

  1. Great stuff! I am super impressed with what you have here, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

    Krisken of SB40k

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    1. Thanks, Krisken. How goes the building of the brains?

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  2. Xi, You have some awesome stuff here. I sincerely mean it. Started working with sheet styrene myself. You make your power cables out of wrapping floral wire. Can you explain "wrapping floral wire" more please?

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    1. I missed your queston until now, my apologies. I'll cover wrapping floral wire soon :D

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