Thursday, May 5, 2016

Adeptus Mechanicus - Techpriest Samdai


I recently finished this mini for a Rogue Trader game at KnaveCon 7. Myself and some pals have been running a Rogue Trader roleplaying campaign over Facebook for several months, and the climax of chapter one became the game on the day. It was very cinematic having characters you were very familiar with race through the jungle to get to the landing pad before the giant floating sac of evil escaped.


Samdai here is a tech priest, though is currently on the run from the Adeptus Mechanicus due to some mystery as to his origins. He's from Bob Olley's magnificent set of Adeptus Mechanicus models. While I love that whole set, this guy is hands down my favourite Ad Mech model of all time. This particular mini was in a bad state when I got him. Missing his axe head, scored and flattened in several places, he needed a lot of love to nurse him back to health, before even a drop of paint hit him. I love restoring mistreated minis though, so it was no chore.

As with many models, I was unaware of the detail on the back, so his ornate backpack was a nice surprise. It's a great shape with it's tubes, exhausts and little 'wings' on the sides.

I plan to add to Samdai's retinue in time with some more Olley Ad Mech, some servitors and maybe a skitarii or two.


10 comments:

  1. Lovely work on a classic figure!

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  2. The battle report will be finished soon, I promise!

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    1. Don't make me send the scarabs over.

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  3. Certainly my favourite Ad Mech model of all time too.

    You did that venerable sculpt proud.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed. He's another tick on the bucket list.

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  4. Lovely restoration and painting work. I really love what you did here :)

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    1. Thanks Suber. I get a lot of satisfaction out of rescuing mangled minis.

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    1. Thanks Frank. My gentle touch coaxed him back from the brink of bits box ignominy.

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