Kastelan Robots are probably my favorite model in the Adeptus Mechanicus line of Warhammer 40,000 models. They're big stompy bots, which aren't cyborgs and need to be controlled by a handler in order to operate on the battlefield.
They also are very old, in 40k terms, older than the Imperium of Man. That gave me plenty of ideas to go with.
For my army, I knew that I wanted to have the robots in diffferent colors than the green that is seen across the rest of my army. The idea being that these guys collect robos and use parts from other fallen robots to rebuild two downed robos into one operational robo.
The first of many Kastelan Robots, this guy was my test run on painting them as much as he was also my first one for my army. His eyes were also the subject of my tutorial on painting glowing eyes.
Let's take a look.
|Each robot has a different story to them, they aren't fleshed out narratives or anything like that though. Instead, they are seeds of ideas and ways for me to plan out which armor plates are missing and why.|
For this one I was using a replacement head without the helmet on. With that in mind, I decided that the top part of his backpack, rear back panel, left arm and lower half of his leg would all be replacement parts.
The idea for the battle damage being that he was caught in an explosion, or hit with artillery, which blasted those parts off and disabled him. His arm and back were repaired with parts from another robot, but unfortunately they couldn't replace the shroud over his head, so he has to live on without.
With that in mind, I could start painting him.