Ok, remember a few days ago when I said “Hey I got this Techmarine and it’s Cool…”
Well, I’m an idiot. Holy Crap if that was not the most mind-numbing painting experience in a long while. That little 9-piece bastard is pretty much a mini-defiler as far as painting detail goes. The miniature is crazy 3-dimensional with the full servo harness and just dripping with deep recess detail on every conceivable surface.
Painting my Space Marine Master was child’s play compared with the Techmarine. I love him, and he get extra coolness points for being in his pre-heresy paintscheme. I did him in Legion colors with only a Mechanicus shoulderpad instead of the other way around, because… well because Mortarion said so. The Death Guard are tough suckers, so soldier first, tech second. That means “I’m glad you’re back from Mars, get into that that white uniform soldier…NOW!”
He’s done and gets honorary entry into the “I’ll never paint another one of those as long as I live” club alongside Swooping Hawks & Defilers. Its a special club reserved for those little suckers just so dripping with detail, it breaks your mind, eyesight, and soul to paint up more than a few.
Still though, I’m glad I have him, now onto his servitors…