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Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii by ROBOPOPE Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii by ROBOPOPE
A squad of Skitarii, the ground troops of the Adeptus Mechanicus. I'm building an army of these guys for a tournament coming up in April. I used a modified Hoff pattern ([link]) except I cast the legs and heads in resin so I didn't have to convert every single model. The shoulder armor is made of plasticard tubes, and the hoods are sculpted on. If these guys don't win best painted, I don't know what will!
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Hammerhead333 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Very nice work. And well elective colours. The overall impression is wonderfulLa la la la 
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zergmod Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good. Use for play? :)
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lockers378 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I want those for my Grey knights warrior acolytes!!! Could you show us a simple step by step on the shoulder armor and the hoods? Pleaseee....
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ROBOPOPE Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
It's very simple. All you need are some 1/4" plastic tubes, a matched pair of Cadian arms and some green stuff. First, cut the shoulder pads off the Cadian arms, but leave the shoulders intact. Now add the head to the torso. Next, glue the arms onto the torso in the position you want, then cut the tube. You'll need two pieces that are about 1/4" long. Cut those in half so that now you have four half cylinders. Glue one piece on top of the shoulder, and then the next part goes over the first piece and should cover the shoulder strap of the torso. After the shoulders are set, sculpt the hood by rolling out a flat rectangle of green stuff about 1" long and 1/2" wide. Peel it off your work surface and then stick it to the head. Push the sides down and tuck the corners in under the head, then push in the sides and squeeze the back shut with your fingers. Trim any excess off the back with a pair of clippers and smooth it out with your fingers or knife. It takes some practice, but you'll get the hang of it.
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Waaaghzag Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Really nice job on these Skitarii Hyspasists as well :D
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Diffes Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Where you got these!? O_O
I want.. QQ
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ROBOPOPE Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I made them myself. Converted out of WFB High Elf archer legs and Cadian torso, arms and head. I shaved the shoulder pads off the Cadian arms and replaced them with plasticard tubing, sculpted some mechanical bits onto the face and then sculpted on a hood.
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Diffes Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice. ;o
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IceRapture Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
There aren't enough mechanicus themed armies, damn good work
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scumofsociety Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Great work, must have taken a lot of time and effort... I need to learn how to cast.
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