While the Skitarii are the scuttling hordes which precede a massive onslaught from the Tech Priests of Mars, the Cult Mechanicus units provide the heavy covering fire and necessary long-range punch needed to advance your army across the battlefield.
While I really enjoyed hobbying-around with the Skitarii, I found myself much more engaged with the technological elements of the faction and was drawn particularly to the much more mechanized flavor and aesthetic the Cult Mechanicus has to offer.
I decided to stick to the Mars color pattern for the time being because I wanted to have a nice cohesive army scheme. I started with the Kastelan Robots since they seemed nice and bulky; easy to paint right? Turns out, they are!
Like many others out there I can't make up my mind about the dome head piece. I think after staring at it for a while I've decided that I don't hate it, but I do think it was a moderately poor design choice. I've left mine pretty blank for now but intend to give it some scuff on the final pass of touch-ups and overall weathering details.
Cult Mechanicus: Kastelan Robots
I'm still continuing to refine my basic shading and edging skills, but those first round of Space Marines sure look like total junk compared to these guys. But, I know I still have a long way to go for true presentation level. For now, these are starting to look pretty decent for tabletop-worthy.
Any tips, comments, questions or discussions are always welcome.