Mechanicus Termite

I chanced upon the Ramshackle stand at the UK Games Expo last month and took their stock of ‘Boring Machines‘ off their hands for my Mechanicus army. At £8 and solid resin, they’re a bargain and a huge timesaver. I chose to use these as Termites for my Hypaspists to tunnel into war!

The basic model is a great start or even finish, for a termite. I decided to paint one out of the box and spend a little time converting my others.

The whole model was undercoated in red primer and then the machine painted in Tin Bitz.

The rubble around the base of the model was undercoated in Charadin Granite, leaving a small rim of red around the drillintended to portray the heat of the recently ground earth.

The whole machine was then drybrushed Dwarf Bronze.

Followed by a drybrush of Shining Gold.

The whole model was then washed in Devlan Mud, rubble included.

Once dry, the metallics were drybrushed in Platinum.

With the basic metallics set, I started on breaking up the monotomy of the colour. Some of the hull was painted black and a base coat of Iyanden Darksun painted onto the strip next to the start of the drill for Hazard stripes.A very fine liner pen can be used to mark out the lines before committing with paint.

Once the black lines are done, the whole hazard stripe area was washed with Devlan Mud for low lights and grime. This will be highlighted back up.More to follow!

Rusty Dice

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5 Responses

  1. BlackKnight15624 says:

    Nice- I’ve been using these termites for my Admech for some time- glad to see them getting some publicity!

  2. Border Prince says:


    Any chance of a picture of one of these next to a figure? Even better, next to a drop-pod? I’ve been wondering about using them as counts as drop-pods for a sternguard unit (painted as deathwatch kill team) to represent the access to special equipment they have, but I don’t want opponents to think I’m modelling for advantage!

  3. Rusty Dice says:

    I’ll include some scale shots in the next blog post.

  4. Rush says:

    That looks amazing.

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