6 comments on “Slaaneshi Dark Mechanicum Magos

  1. That looks sweet. As a Slaanesh player myself, I’ve always shied away from weathering on my models for fear of making them look a bit too Nurgley, but this works really well.
    If I had any criticism it would be that the gold on the Axehead/Slaaneshi symbol looks a little too yellowy. Have you thought about adding a couple of diluted washes of Leviathan Purple? It sounds odd I know, but I’ve found it just takes the yellowness out of the gold and will blend those elements in with the rest of the model.
    Here’s a Noise Marine I painted using a light purple wash on the gold to tone the yellowness down a bit. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CGYu3doE02c/VOJalF3YT_I/AAAAAAAAAao/7GyqUHGEy2U/s1600/20131026_134737.jpg
    The kneepad, gargoyle speaker heads and bolt pistol are all painted gold. It gives the gold a more ancient look, which I think would look great on this model.

    • I know what you mean about the gold, but in my mind, Slaanesh wouldn’t want a classy, well-aged look – they want gaudy, moody, ostentatious and eye-burningly bright gold. The sort that would turn your skin green if you wore it. 🙂 The light purple wash is a good look though!

  2. Very nice. I must admit when I think of the dark mechanicus Slaanesh isn’t usually the first god that springs to mind: the mechanicus are usually portrayed as being very coldly logical and unemotional – the exact opposite of Slaanesh. However they do say that those with the most regimented backgrounds become the most hedonistic when released from those bonds and someone must be making all those sonic blasters right?
    Anyway, nice work – loving the filthy purple robes and the bloodslicked daemonette claw.

    • Thanks! I know what you mean about Slaanesh not being the most obvious choice from the Dark Mech’s perspective but they have daemon engines too, and with the Emperor’s Children seeking perfection, that would surely have been attractive to any artisan Magos. And I just really wanted to paint this guy in Slaaneshi colours. 🙂

      • That’s all true – in fact the more I think about it the more potentially Slaaneshi they become. I just the Omnissiah just can’t love you like the Dark Prince can…

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