Monday, April 12, 2010
Deathwatch Techmarine Reporting In
The first of my pending Deathwatch squad is completely assembled and is now awaiting painting! As you can see, he's the Techmarine of the squad and is armed with a servo-arm backpack, an Axe of the Omnissiah, and a bolter slung at his side. He's also holding an integrated auspex and has all manner of technical doo-hickeys. Not counting the test fig I painted up, this Techmarine is "officially" the first to make an appearance.
I am rethinking the composition of the squad a little bit to expand it from ten troopers to fourteen, with a fifteenth figure acting as some sort of Terminator armored captain. This way they can also cruise around in an Inquisitorial tricked out Land Raider Crusader!
Like all members I am planning for the squad, I wanted a figure without a helmet so I could have that extra kick of real character. Finding a helmetless Techmarine was going to be tricky, until I utilized the Barter Bucket! Mucho thanks to Señor Kent for dipping into his collection of vintage Techmarines and sending this one to me. The excellently pulled off power axe conversion you see is all his doing. Thanks!