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Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

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Tech-Priest Dominus

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The first model I worked on was the Tech-Priest Dominus. The model had a few options – a head swap and a choice of alternative secondary weapons.

Bases

For all the models I built at the WH40k hobby weekend I assembled them first being careful to use superglue to glue the models to their bases. After undercoating the models with wraithbone spray I gently snapped the models off their bases. I could then paint the bases separately and could see where I needed to leave the bases unpainted in order to glue the models back on again.

The bases were painted mecharius solar orange and once that was dry I applied a thick layer of mordant earth technical paint. This took several hours to dry but as it did so it cracked to reveal the orange underneath. Once dry the base rims were painted abaddon black.

The bases that I painted on the first day had a thin layer of mordant earth applied and this dried with very small cracks. On the second day I scooped it on thickly (about 2 to 3 mm thick) and the results are much better with bigger cracks.

 

TIP: ensure mordant earth is applied very thickly for best results.

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