Saturday 7 March 2020
The Marionettes 2.0 (part 1)
Now that the Coarsemen have been painted and with Rory's excellent Squaduary recently finished, I thought it was high time I finished my Renegade Mechanicus gang.
Some of you may remember that I pledged them for last year's Squaduary and although I got them base coated in time, the camera on my phone packed up and they never saw the light of day. This proved to be a blessing in disguise because I had rushed some of them and I wasn't happy with all of the poses but mainly because we have been play testing them to make sure they aren't over/underpowered and the weapon load outs have changed a bit.
So this will be a small series of posts detailing the very belated progress of my gang, the Marionettes.
Stalker was finished last year and is one of the few to remain unchanged. A good old Long Rifle in the long corridors and high domes of the Underhive is rightly feared. Its reach makes him a menace in every game and strength 4 makes even Goliaths wary.
The original model was all grey but it felt like it needed lifting slightly. I added a crimson cog design (the blooded cog) to the cowl to add more interest and finally played around with some weathering powders which I've had for ages. I'm really happy with how he's turned out.
Long time readers might remember a certain Goliath ganger by the name of Zenith going missing many cycles ago, it looks like pert of him has turned up!
The Bolter he is armed with has become a regular pain in Rob's side and Rob often goes to great lengths to take Z3N-1-TH whenever he can 😉
Now that I've added the blooded cog to these two gangers I feel that I need to add it to the Puppet Master as well, but he can wait until I get more of the gang painted up properly.
Until next time.....may the Hive Spirits watch over you 😉