So, lacking a focus for a particular project, I decided to grab a couple of models I fancied painting up - this time a pair of Rogue Trader Techpriests.
|Techpriests attending to some a regular maintenance inspection.
Zon is a great model. I really enjoy the classic scientist look with his calf-length lab coat and bald head. He has a nice set of Lobot-esque cranial implants, and a selection of scientific gadgets. Even his sidearm has the look of some sort of experimental raygun or injector.
|Zon x2. Most recent paint on the left, whacky duck-feet on the right.
I painted up Zon to rectify my colour selection errors from five years ago. He got a white coat, black footwear and I look forward to using him as a crazed scientist in some future scenario!
|Techpriests Zon and Schlan from the RT adventurers range.
|Schlan seems higher ranking, but possibly Zon is a more technically proficient?
Schlan is pretty much the genesis for the Adeptus Mechanicus look we know and love, with his tattered robes and disturbing bionic implants. Like Zon, he's a very simple figure, but fun to paint. I tried to evoke Schlan with my conversion of Aenur (the Mordheim Elven hired sword), also back in 2015. There's something really fun about a machine-god priest who walks around bare foot!
|My Aenur Techpriest conversion alongside the model which inspired him.
Schlan got a classic Techpriest colour scheme with his deep red robes. In hindsight, I wish I'd gone a bit lighter on the highlights to add more definition and contrast, but done is done. I added the little white border to his robe as it felt a bit flat with nothing there. Hopefully it evokes the cog motif of the Adeptus Mechanicus a little.
Another classic model ticked off the list - plenty more to go though!