Friday, 20 November 2020

Chaos Traitor Techmarines

So little time ago, I felt the urge to get rid of a robot conversion that had been wandering on my table for waaaay too long. Little time after that , That damned Nico came up with some amazing renegade conversions that left me unable not to get back onto my own renegades.
Thing is, I've had a group of techmarines planned for a while for this arm force (not doing an army) since I have plenty of vehicles and some more troops requiring some.

So I quickly took them out, foolishly forgetting one in the box (yes I should have painted 4 actually) and converted them a bit to make them look suitably chaotic. I didn't want to alter them too much to keep the tech identity. 

To make them stand as techmarines, I decided to paint the mechanicus hand in a demonic bright red (still unsure about what this symbol means tbh) :

 
The realms of chaos books have this thing about each force having at least as many techmarines as vehicles (and you can only get a D6 of the former), so I would need quite a few to begin with. 
Now you must have realised one of the guys is a little different. First, he's basd on a mounted techmarine torso with renegade legs and headswap (with a space jockey looking head I realised aftewards) and he's sporting a special weapon.

 
Now why is he sporting this ? Well I wanted spawns  and bestmen and guess what ?

 

That's right, both require a techmarine to look after them ! I think at this point, you'd probably need half the marines to be techmarines to handle everyone... but look they all have a special sort of cattle pod :

 

So here you go, I had to have at least one of the techmarines displaying a spwn goad to lead their flock to battle !

Tech A : Ammo - Check, fuel - check, oil - check- OK, You're good to go, happy slaughter
Tech B : Come back here ! I'm not done with you, you demonic piece of shit !

 

18 comments:

  1. Belles pièces, plus chaotique que ma version et c'est pas plus mal :)

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    1. C'est des approches très différentes mais j'ai très hâte d'un face à face !

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  2. These are brilliant. The converting is really cleverly done - it keeps the core techmarine look at the same time as making it obvious where their loyalties lie. My favourite is the bug-eyed tech - it's a genius touch.

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    1. Thanks, the bug eye one is a pure case of serendipity but he's grown on me ! I like the flamvour they'll add to the force, I'll try and cover the other characters slots !

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  3. Bien vu pour les techmarines ! J'avais jamais capté qu'il en fallait autant ! Tout s'explique pour le 5D6 :D
    Bravo, comme je te disais sur FB, ils sont superbes, la main démoniaque rend très bien et les petits détails comme la langue qui dépasse sont top !

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    1. Merci mec, ouais j'irai pas jusqu'au 5D6 mais bon une poignée pour le style c'est jouable ^^

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  4. Wow, great conversions. I recognize the classic models instantly (I think I have a few myself somewhere), but you definitely took them in a very new direction.

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    1. Thanks, I tried to keep the originals recognisable as much as possible because (I'm lazy and think they're splendid to begin with !

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  5. I find it fascinating that you managed to make them stand out with essentially one main colour (and a little bit of red for details). Wow.
    The Techmarine Hand shoulder pad suits them better than on the loyal ones!

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    1. I agree, the big hand looks perfect on their shoulder and it's a convenient way to tell them apart from the rest !
      Thanks mec !

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