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BFG – Scratchbuild Ad-Mech Fleet 4

explorator_fleet_kx-557-vHi guys,

I’m back with the last post (for now) in this Adeptus Mechanicus fleet series, this time with the Lunar Class Cruiser, Scientia.

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Super easy conversion work this time, remember the fleet was just a little side project to use up some badly paint caked cruisers and to complete my BFG fleet selection. Leaving one of the lance batteries off gave me space to add some spars and miscellaneous mechanical bits and pieces, plus adding some extra aerials, makes this one of the simpler models in the fleet.

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The other side has been left alone, and the whole ship has been roughly painted in the same scheme as the rest. in the Ad-mech fleet you can upgrade all 30cm weapons batteries, so in the fleet list this ship takes that upgrade, but otherwise remains plain. Nothing fancy here!

All that is left for this fleet is the addition of a battleship, which I have decided will be an Oberon class. Three reasons for this: I think the varied weaponary (lances, batteries, and launch bays) kind of suits the Ad-Mech, having some more launch bays in  this fleet will be useful as I only have the single Dictator class, and the Oberon is a battleship class I don’t have in any of my other Imperial fleet lists. To this  end, I bought an Ad-Mech battleship from a certain place on the internet, and have assembled and undercoated it ready for painting. I think I will probably put more effort into painting it reasonably than I have with these ships, so it should eventually make an appearance up here.

Thanks for following along all!

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BFG – Scratchbuild Ad-Mech Fleet 3

Hi guys,

Back again, with another of my converted Adeptus Mechanicus ships. This time is the turn of the Deus Inimicus, a Gothic class cruiser.

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Deus Inimicus 1

Again, scrappy painting with some simple additions to try and sell th ad-mech nature of this ships. This time I used some brass wire and a few of the EPIC rhino dozer blades to tart up the ship hoping to give the suggestion of the Adeptus Mechanicus gift of “Advanced Shields. This gift means that weapons using the gunnery table suffer a right column shift when firing on a vessel equipped with Advanced Shielding and Lance weaponry firing on this vessel only score a hit on a roll of a 5+, which is a pretty deceent bump in survivability for a ship like the Gothic that wants to be within 30cm to fire its lances.

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Deus Inimicus 2

In the context of the list, this ship packs a fair punch with five lances at 30cm, and is still firing 3 of them when crippled or on some of the special orders. I also plan on equipping this ship with special torpedoes for some variety and because I think they fit with the wacky nature of the Ad-Mech.

Just another simple post!

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BFg – Scratchbuild Ad-Mech Fleet 2

Hi guys,

Another delyed post I am afraid, but this time I am back with my converted Ad-mech fleet, built out of some horrible painted Imperial Cruisers I had laying around.

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Sanguinem, Tyrant Class Cruiser

This time is the turn of the Saguineem, the Tyrant Class Cruiser in the fleet list. With the weapon battery upgrade available to the Adeptus Mechanicus, this ship, while expensive, does throw out  fair amount of firepower. Of course, it also has its free dorsal lance as well.

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Sanguinem, Tyrant Class Cruiser

As you can see, the paint scheme is exactly the same as the previous ship, sticking to the black, dark gray, and dark red. The convrsion on this ship is pretty simple, using some of the old Titan arm connectors to build a bridge or docking arm from one section of the ship.

There are a couple more ships to come, but I still neeed to paint  up the battleship – hopefully soon!

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BFG – Scratchbuild Ad-Mech Fleet 1

Hi guys,

See I told you I wasn’t dead! >.<

More seriously, I am moving to London so all of my models and books etc are in storage and my hobby time has slowed down somewhat.

I did, however, have a couple of spare Imperial cruisers lying around and decided with a little bit of work they could make up a rough and ready Adeptus Mecahnicus fleet. They weren’t in great condition though, coated very thickly in paint and lacking some small bits and pieces. This meant I was quite limited in what I could achieve but given I wasnt terribly interested in the Adeptus Mechanicus and these cruisers were spares, I am not too fussed with the rough and ready outcome.

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The fleet is just going to be a little 1,500pt list, with a single battleship and a varied selection of cruisers.

Veneratus 9         100 RR                   50
Oberon BB w/ Augmented Weapons Relay    370

FERRUM DEI Dictator           255 Nova                20

SCIENTIA Lunar              215  W/B                10

SANGUINEM  Tyrant             220 W/B                10

DEUS INIMICIS Gothic             215 Special Torps       20
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Just a nice straight forward and well rounded list that uses my four spare Imperial cruisers and an Ad-Mech Battleship I previously bought.

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Ferrum Dei

As you can see, the Imperial Cruiser has been left relatively unscathed as I couldn’t do much with the thick paint covering. I added some “Ad-mech” style things (on the side fin, on the prow, the crane thing) and added on a Nova Cannon. Having both launch bays and the Nova means when I Reload Ornance both should be ready to go. I also added the extra lance turret on the dorsal spine – all Ad-Mech cruisers get a FP 1 60cm lance as part of their cost.

A rough drybrush with gray, then some dark red and silver as contrast colours. I chose to add some bright yellow (and orange on some ships) to highlight their more “industrial” look.

It is amazing what you can make out of some really rather rough cruisers!

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