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Adeptus Mechanicus in green and gold

A mechanical symphony in green and gold:

This represents my entire collection of AdMech, a single boxed i picked up in 2017. That year was one where I bought a lot of miniatures.

The green and gold paint job makes them look quite different to other Adeptus Mechanicus, but I like them this way.


I started these models off with a black undercoat, and then added the gold and metal elements.

The gold was painted by starting first with Retributor Armour, then a wash with Reikland Flesshade. A recoat of Retributor Armour was then highlighted with Liberator Gold.

The metal was painted with a similar method using Ironbreaker, Nuln Oil, and then Runefang Steel

Next it was time to fill out the colours

The jackets, hoods and sleeves were painted with that Vallejo green, shaded by adding Abaddon Black and highlighted by adding Gauss Blaster Green.

The gun and prod were painted using Templar Blue from the Reaper Master Series range, and highlighted up with increasing amounts of Blue Horror. Finally I had a go at the eyes and button using Mephiston Red by the heat of the Australian summer defeated me, drying the paint on the tip of the brush before I could get it to the model. So it goes.

Ignoring that weather-related defeat, I moved on to the basing stage:

This was achieved first with Astrogranite and Astrogranite Debris, highlighted up with a couple of greys. Finally the base rims were done in black.

My lunar wanderers are complete, for now.

Will I add more Mechanicus models to my collection? Maybe, but for now this project is complete.


12 comments on “Adeptus Mechanicus in green and gold

  1. imperialrebelork
    January 26, 2020

    Love them! Nice change from the red

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    January 26, 2020

    See, because I know next to nowt about how people might be expecting them to look, I just judge the minis on what I see! I really like these and for me that green/gold combination looks spot on! 🙂

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    • davekay
      January 26, 2020

      cheers, John, I appreciate that!


  3. skinflintgames
    January 26, 2020

    Irish Admech! From the forge world of Gaelica? 😀 They look awesome mate, nice job 👍

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  4. Pete S/ SP
    January 27, 2020

    Interesting colour choice- I really like it.



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    • davekay
      January 30, 2020

      Thanks for that Pete. I wasn’t sure it would work, but once I thought of it, I was determined to try it out!

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  6. Azazel
    April 3, 2020

    An interesting (patriotic) look compared ot the standard reds. They give off a touch of a wood elf (or Eldar Ranger/Exodite) vibe at a distance glance with the green robes and hoods.

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    • davekay
      April 3, 2020

      Yes I was mulling particular colour combos before I started but once green and gold was in my head I knew that had to be the one!


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