The Tech-Priests Dominus are the masters of the Cult Mechanicus, and they are formidable warriors with a passion for war. They possess an incredible amount of knowledge, ranging from the trajectory of bullets to the optimal arcs for artillery fire, which they utilize to destroy their enemies with every command they issue from their cybernetic forms.
The Tech-Priest Dominus miniature is an imposing figure with a nearly fully cybernetic body. His insect-like metal legs and additional arms give him an otherworldly appearance, and his two interchangeable heads allow for customization to fit both the Cult Mechanicus and Skitarii aesthetics. He is equipped with a wide array of weapons, including a volkite blaster, a macrostubber, an eradication ray, a phosphor serpenta, and a power axe – which is his badge of office, complete with a microphone and loudspeaker.
Tech-Priest Dominus Datasheets
What’s in the Tech-Priest Dominus box
- x20 plastic components needed to make one Tech-Priest Dominus.
- x1 Citadel 50mm Round Base.
How to paint the Tech-Priest Dominus Set
- Step 1: Prime the Miniature
Start by applying a thin coat of primer to the Tech-Priest Dominus miniature. Primer helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. You can choose either black or white primer based on your desired color scheme. For brighter colors, use a white primer, while a black primer creates a darker, more dramatic look.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Robes
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a base color to the robes of the Tech-Priest Dominus. An appropriate color for the robes could be Wazdakka Red. Thin the paint slightly with water or a medium to achieve smoother coverage. Apply the basecoat evenly, ensuring that the details of the miniature remain visible.
- Step 3: Layer the Robes
To add depth and highlights to the robes, switch to a smaller brush. Apply a layer of Wild Rider Red, focusing on raised areas and edges. This layering technique will bring out the details and create dimension. Leave the darker Wazdakka Red visible in the recessed areas.
- Step 4: Highlight the Robes
Using an even smaller brush, apply Flesh Tearers Red as a highlight to the most prominent edges and raised areas of the robes. This step will further enhance the highlights and create a smooth transition from the basecoat to the highest points.
- Step 5: Paint the Armor and Accessories
Now, let’s focus on the armor and accessories of the Tech-Priest Dominus. For the armor, consider using colors like Abaddon Black for the basecoat, followed by a layer of Leadbelcher and a highlight of Ironbreaker. Remember to thin your paints slightly and apply multiple thin coats for better results.
- Step 6: Detail the Accessories
The Tech-Priest Dominus has various accessories such as cables, tools, and gadgets. Use appropriate colors such as Balthasar Gold for metallic parts and Rakarth Flesh for any exposed skin(for example his hands). Apply multiple thin coats and use a small brush to carefully pick out the details. Feel free to add additional colors to these accessories based on your personal preference or the lore of your Tech-Priest Dominus.
- Step 7: Paint the Face and Head
The face and head of the Tech-Priest Dominus require special attention. Start by applying a basecoat of Mechanicus Standard Grey to the face. Then, use Soulblight Grey to shade the recesses, like the eye sockets and mouth. Finally, apply Stormhost Silver as a highlight to the raised areas, such as the cheekbones and forehead. Take your time and be precise while painting the face.
- Step 8: Add Finishing Touches
To complete the painting process, add finishing touches to the Tech-Priest Dominus. This may include painting the eyes, adding small details, or applying decals if desired. Use a fine detail brush and steady hands to accomplish these final touches. After you’re done you can varnish your miniature and give it an extra layer of protection.