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Dark Mechanicum/Battlefleet Gothic/Minotaurs Chapter

Dark Mechanicum/Battlefleet Gothic/Minotaurs Chapter

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Project Blog by deaddave Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Just me working on my battlefleet gothic, mechanicum, Minotaurs chapter and occasionally random other things.

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Macrocarid Explorator Cleaning/Assembly

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
No Comments

Another OOP kit from FW. Wish I’d picked up more than just the one! Did my usual sonic cleaner wash on all the parts followed by a soak. Some parts are quite heavy, so had to break out the rubber bands as I’d run out of super glue activator.

Minotaurs Contemptor

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments

Always liked this style of dreadnought,  plenty of options for posing. Surprised it took me this long to get one!

Solar Auxilia

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments

A kit I picked up just before it was discontinued. It’s got some absolutely gorgeous details. The injured soldier on the tracked gurney even has a separate part for his leg that was chopped off.

Thanatar-Calix class Siege-automata

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 9
2 Comments

Got this one for crimbo, so what with lockdown again, thought I’d get it assembled. Biggest pain in the ass was heating and repositioning the ammo belts on the bolt cannon. But apart from that, it’s a gorgeous kit.

Fancy Photos

Tutoring 10
Skill 15
Idea 13
No Comments

Well, thought I’d get some good pictures using the light box. But found it’s a tad too big. But never mind!

Calling it done 🥳

Tutoring 10
Skill 14
Idea 14
2 Comments

Well, calling it done. Pleased with the overall look. Kept the scheme simple and it’s good enough for gaming.

Calling it done 🥳

Easy three stage glow.

Tutoring 11
Skill 11
Idea 12
No Comments

Easy this one. Start with blue. Then dry brush a 50/50 mix of blue and white. Then drybrush just white.

Nearly there 🥳

Tutoring 8
Skill 11
Idea 9
No Comments
Coming along nicely 😁Coming along nicely 😁

Detailing the gun

Tutoring 7
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments
Detailing the gun

Silver Base

Tutoring 9
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments
Getting the base colour on the tracks and weapons before the wash. Using the last few drops of my pot of boltgun metal.Getting the base colour on the tracks and weapons before the wash. Using the last few drops of my pot of boltgun metal.

Drybrush and wash

Tutoring 9
Skill 9
Idea 9
2 Comments
A drybrush of Balthasar gold, then a drybrush of Sycorax bronze, followed by a wash of Agrax. Will do one or two more washes after the first has thoroughly dried.A drybrush of Balthasar gold, then a drybrush of Sycorax bronze, followed by a wash of Agrax. Will do one or two more washes after the first has thoroughly dried.

Base Coated the Ordinatus

Tutoring 6
Skill 6
Idea 7
No Comments

Took a whole can of paint 🤔

Ordinatus mostly assembled 🥳

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 10
No Comments

Assembled the bulk of the model. Leaving off a few parts to paint before final assembly like the smaller guns and crew.

Ordinatus assembly begins!

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 8
No Comments
Started on the larger track section and the weapon mount. Gone together surprisingly smoothly. Didn’t notice any warps in the cast and everything went together well 🤔Started on the larger track section and the weapon mount. Gone together surprisingly smoothly. Didn’t notice any warps in the cast and everything went together well 🤔

Sonic Cleaning resin parts

Tutoring 11
Skill 9
Idea 8
No Comments

Nice and simple this one. Add water to your sonic cleaner, add a splash of washing up liquid. Put in enough parts to fill the cage and let the sonic run a for a few minutes. After its run, lift the parts out in the cage and rinse in a bowl of clean water. Then leave to air dry. Repeat for all parts.

Prepping the Ordinatus

Tutoring 8
Skill 7
Idea 7
No Comments

Finally starting to prep the Ordinatus. Will remove all the gates, clean off the mould lines. Then I’ll give all the parts a wash in the sonic cleaner with soapy water.

Mines

Tutoring 9
Skill 9
Idea 10
No Comments
Rebased these mines as well. Might have to get hold of some of the vanguard miniatures ones as these are rather hard to come by these days.Rebased these mines as well. Might have to get hold of some of the vanguard miniatures ones as these are rather hard to come by these days.

Fighters Assembled

Tutoring 8
Skill 10
Idea 11
No Comments
Much prefer them on these square bases compared to the rectangular ones. Just a right pain prepping them as you have to blank off three of the holes and make one new one!Much prefer them on these square bases compared to the rectangular ones. Just a right pain prepping them as you have to blank off three of the holes and make one new one!

Imperial Fighters

Tutoring 9
Skill 10
Idea 11
No Comments
Managed to get hold of some original new on the sprue imperial fighters for Battlefleet Gothic. Just tidying them up before I’ll glue them to the bases.Managed to get hold of some original new on the sprue imperial fighters for Battlefleet Gothic. Just tidying them up before I’ll glue them to the bases.

Pin Washing the tile gaps.

Tutoring 7
Skill 8
Idea 8
No Comments

Next step was to darken the gaps between the tiles. So I used raw umber paint, peed it down to wash consistency and spent the next two hours carefully pin washing the lines in. Just adds some depth to the tiles and covers up where any paint went in the gaps from stippling. Before and after pics included.