1 Aug 2016

Mechanicum Castellax Battle-Automata w/ Mauler Bolt Cannon

Hello Readers, Thanks for dropping by. More progress in the Mechanicum front, quite nifty 4W Monstrous Creatures with Shock Chargers (S6 AP2 and Monstrous Creature - Smash at S10), a Mauler Bolt Cannon and two Flamers. Nice.
This was a part-painted purchase I made at cost price as the old owner wanted to move on to another army and have made the scheme more Ad Mech than the original green US Army style the previous owner had started, but I liked some of the green bits, so chose to keep the torso and fists green.
I painted the red plates, the details and lenses and weathered the metallics, weapons and did the bases to my usual standard. The paint job before was rather limited and no details but was fairly neat so I didn't need to strip and start again as such, so the undercarriage was pretty much done for me. 
I love these robots, great weapon being AP3 Marine killer and looks the part with the huge feed belt and back mounted ammo box. The arms can have Flamers or Bolters, so I left on the flamers as they are designed to get up close with the enemy.
I used the Ad Mech transfers on these to tie all the Ad Mech, Skitarii and Mechanicum forces together, I can hopefully use them all in our friendly games. I have 5 Castellax, two more to finish and another Thanatar Siege Automaton.
Here is a shot of them together, the Power Blades of the other provide Rending and an extra attack.


  1. Great job on these, they look great!

  2. I really like the 'bit-sa' look, as if the limbs might belong to a different robot and two or more have been canibalised to make one working robot.

    Somewhat ironically, I now have to tick the 'i'm not a robot' box. Seeing your Ad Mech coming together, almost a shame.....

  3. Nice work. Would have been interesting to see a before and after pic, to see the difference between the green versions and the Ad-mech. Any way, it is nice not to have to strip second hand models and that the paint scheme can be adapted.

  4. Thanks all, and Agis, I will post the before and after for the next one. Cheers

    Zzzzzz, I laughed at the I'm not a robot box just now as I had to do it myself...

  5. Really nice work man, I love the paint jobs you've done and I think the drab combined with the red and brass is a good look!

    They are also super brutal on the table top too, I plan to get some with a Praevian at some point for ZM games.


  6. I was just flicking through your Picasa album. Mrs Z suggested that if you paint an eye patch on every skull, they could be pirates....

  7. Great looking machines that make me wish my ork dreads were also MC's...

  8. Brilliant! Good work indeed!


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