It's Waitangi day here in NZ which is a public holiday. I decided to celebrate the birth of a nation by spending the day in the garage, working on my conversion. A true patriot! (albeit a naturalized NZ citizen and a filthy immigrant really). I processed all the feedback from my previous post and made some fairly drastic changes and additions.
The abdomen needed the most work and was built mainly out of a Bloodletter torso glued back to back with a Deathmark torso.
I can't remember what the gun on the end of her bottom is. Something Necron Destroyery I think. I also don't know what gun she is holding in her hand. I just liked the look of it.
But of course Ad-Mech are not Necrontyr and dabbling in forbidden arts has always attracted the denizens of The Warp. The perversions of Chaos would inevitably seep in, corrupting their ideals of pure intelligence unhampered by emotion. What rough beast, its hour come round at last, skitters towards Bethlehem to be born?
I needed a suitably apocalyptic base to go with it. I had a decent spare in the form of the Roboute Guilliman model. This was chopped down to size so that it would fit on a large infantry base. It is perhaps too small but I have no idea what this model is supposed to be in 40k terms. Some sort of Sicaraian Infiltrator? A corrupted Cryptek? A daemonic Datasmith? I don't know and I refuse to be constrained by a codex. It is what it is.
The base was full of holes so I started delving for parts in the bits box. Skulls seemed to be the appropriate flora. Yes, yeeess! My base depicts a broken Imperial eagle and a dead CSM. All it needed was dead Elfs! Some no-good, Mary-Sue, cheating, sanctimonious Elves! So I started rummaging and I looked and I looked but I couldn't find any dead (and inanimate) Eldar at all. Goddamnit Games Workshop why do you never see a fucking Elf Skull?! You do bird skulls and Genestealer skulls. You do frickin skulls for races of aliens that don't even have any rules and are barely mentioned in the lore at all! This is a travesty!! I guess they look too similar to human skulls and the pointy ears are only made of gristle.
Then it hit me. High cheekbones, pointy ears, sinuous body...
I have depicted Elves as the frickin master race.
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Thats a great looking monstrosity you've built! You could play that as a Necron named character Illuminor Szeras, or the Dark Mechanicus Anacharis Scoria character, or a Destroyer Lord or any number of foul Chaos things...ReplyDelete
Cheers Siph. I think she's a bit small for Scoria but Illuminor Szeras is intruiging!Delete
She's coming together really nicely now!ReplyDelete
And yeah, the Adeptus Mechanicus has issues with Necron tech about on par with the issues the Ordo Malleus has with Radical Inquisitors trying to use Chaos stuff for Imperial ends. One can only assume that the Dark Mechanicum have gone much further with it!
Which is to say that they don't really have a problem with it at all, unless it goes public! Who knows what depths the Dark Mechanicum have plumbed then? Cheers Westrider.Delete
That is absolutely fantastic! I really dig it!ReplyDelete
You're supposed to be repulsed by it! But then, you are Mordian7th and deeply mired in heresy already.Delete
I have read a 40k novel that definitely involves normal admech going after alien tech to study it so fully plausible that your dark mech would want to study necrons. She/it looks great. (Insert Dropped Jaw Here)ReplyDelete
Also I am not sure we are meant to celebrate Waitangi Day. Honestly I am not sure anyone knows what to do on Waitangi day which is why we all just stay at home and pretend its Sunday.
As for rules I am always keen to help with List building. :)
The Stygies VIII Forgeworld has got in trouble for that multiple times. Even to the point of open war with more mainline Forgeworlds.Delete
Yep, definitely felt like a Sunday yesterday. If you've got all these Necron kits technology lying around, why not use it? For the good of the Imperium, of course.Delete
Nice! I really like how you positioned the arms and the body overall. She surely must have some enhancers in her arm to take the kickback of that gun!ReplyDelete
Thanks Xar. That gun might be a bit OTT yeah. Was thinking of swapping it out for a pistol but the way her arms are positioned I kind of want to put a bow in that hand.Delete
Really really made me think of the mechanicus lady from the Ravenor book series :DReplyDelete
Cheers, somebody said that she looked like Ceraxia out of the Talon of Horus but I can't remember reading it. I read Ravenor years ago and might take another look.Delete