Monday, 14 March 2016

Mechanicum Update 2 - Thallax and Castellax

Evening everyone,


In the midst of packing our house away for a move I have stolen some time to get some more work done on my Mechanicum. The army list for the tournament is due on Friday and I would like to have the 3 Castellax and all the Thallax pretty much done by then. I'm confident I could do the two Thanatars, my Archmagos and the final Castellax in the two remaining weeks till the tournament, even with unpacking. I shall just have to deny myself any social pleasures... Not that I'm bothered by being locked up with my models y'know...

Anyway, today I have 3 Thallax that are pretty much done. I just want to ask you guys about the guns. What are your opinions on:

A) Leaving them as they are
B) Adding OSL effect (probably blue) to the power grills
C) Adding the blood effect mixed with black over the grills to tie it in to the cable and faceplate?





And here is also a quick shot of 3 Castellax you have seen before, but the Hazard stripes are now complete and I have begun working on their bases!



So, thoughts on the gun situation would be kindly welcomed and the bases two! I'm going for a mesh floor industrial look. Need to add rivets to any of the black floor spaces to make it look more metal like and some additional detail gubbins from my bits box.

Expect updates to be much like this through the week! Though I will put up my tournament army list tomorrow for you to have a look at. Its not going to win but it should be very fun to play :)


Peace out,

Rob

10 comments:

  1. Light osl would be my vote mate, but keep it delicate cos the blue could overtake the yellow otherwise, and you don't want them to end up sicky green!

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    1. Thanks Nick! I think I will have pop at blue once these guys are unpacked

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  2. Its a tricky one I'm torn between the OSL or the Blood effect,but I'm leaning towards option C.

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    1. I was torn between the 2 as well but I'm afraid blue has won the votes!

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  3. I think osl would look great. It would add a spot colour to the model amd bring them to another level. Love the bases too man, they look very cool

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    1. Cheers dude! Its been nice having so few bases to do that I can lavish a bit more detail on them, as well as having big bases. My basing has come on leaps and bounds as well since following your tips :)

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  4. I go for the OSL too, I think a bit of contrasting colour would help add a bit of variety to them (not that the yellow and metal doesn't look amazing).

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    1. Thanks Mike :) that seems to be the consensus! Thanks for the kind words too!

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