Thursday, 2 April 2009

104 Rude Mechanicus


Update 21/12/10: Mr. Enginseer now has a servitor to accompany him.

My first purchase of 2009 was made this week: for a little over £3 on eBay (incl. p&p) I got this beauty - a techpriest engineseer:
A lovely old-school model and one I've not owned since 2nd edition. This one is very nicely painted (better than I could do!) and although I suspect I won't ever use him in anything this side of Apocalypse, I'm looking forward to him strolling alongside my tanks. I'd like to think he's responsible for my 'wyvern' conversions.

Thanks to the chap who painted and sold him. The Techie's come to a loving home!

I'll try to remember to re-base him as I base the sample model for the second part of my 'Painting by Numbers' guide.

I'll amend those painting points soon. Now, if only I could have afforded to buy him on eBay...

- Drax.


  1. Looks like a good purchase. I've always been a fan of that model in particular.

    Also, am I missing some bit of English? Why is he 'rude'?

  2. - Did you see the size of his weapon?

    Forgive me. The 'Rude Mechanicals' are a bunch of charaters in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - they're craftsmen. It's just a phrase I enjoy.

  3. Hehe, that axe certainly doesn't look polite...

    I just had a look at your wyvern conversion post, and I'm very (read "not at all" :D) sorry, but I'm going to have to nab that idea for my Helghast light tanks... I've been scratching my head trying to find a way of doing them for ages (I had been looking at historic model kits). Thank you very much for the inspiration!

  4. @Itkovian:

    ou're very welcome. In honour of your enthusiasm, I put new pics of the wyvern up today.

  5. Forgot to base him.


    On the plus side, a couple of weeks ago I won him a servitor buddy from ebay for two quid.


  6. Just painted up the servitor. Only took 18 months - that's not bad for me!


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