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.
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
Just a nice straight forward and well rounded list that uses my four spare Imperial cruisers and an Ad-Mech Battleship I previously bought.
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!