Well, anyway, this is my Imperial Guard...I mean Astra Militarum army before I painted them. Notice how the Leman Russ Punisher and Chimera APCs are completely black?
|Imperial Guard...I mean Astra Militarum army before painting|
|Adeptus Mechanicus army before painting|
Anyway, below are the result of my horrid painting job. I chose to keep them simple, sticking to just 2 colors, black and gold. Sometimes a bit of white, but hey, I don't need so much white.
|Fully painted Imperial Guard or Astra Militarum army|
|Almost completely painted Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation|
|Close-up shot of Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum armored regiment|
|Close-up shot of Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation|
I'm also playing around with what I can do with my Horus Heresy Mechanicum army. I think I will go Taghmata instead of Legio Cybernetica because I prefer a variety of different, cool units as opposed to running a pure list of Legio Cybernetica. I will also build it around the Onslaught Force Organization Chart for more Heavy Support slots. I'll probably write a whole article on that soon.
By the way, after I finished my painting yesterday, I met a representative from Games Workshop and I asked him about Mechanicum releases for Horus Heresy. He basically said that all he can tell me is that the plastic sprues of Mechanicum will be released "eventually". It could be in 30 years, 50 years, or 5 years, he has no idea or is under regulations not to disclose information. But Games Workshop will continue to release more Horus Heresy products - just for Space Marine Legions, though. That's the only confirmation I received. Oh well.
He also told me that if I want to buy the Forge World Mechanicum models, I should just do so and not wait. This, to me, seems like a sign that even if they do get the plastic treatment, it will be a very long time. So it seems I have no choice but to purchase the Mechanicum models from Forge World. I'll buy a few at a time, and if the Imperial Guard-Tyranid campaign gets release, go on hiatus on Mechanicum and buy a few Leman Russ tanks and Baneblades, and then go back to Mechanicum once I finish those. Or I'll wait and see, considering I'm not rich and I have not much money left.