In the war-torn and technologically demanding 41st Millennium, maintaining the vast array of Astra Militarum vehicles is a formidable challenge. Enter the Tech-Priest Enginseers, a vital component of every Imperial Guard detachment. These skilled individuals possess the unique ability to calm even the most unruly machine spirits through binary prayer and esoteric rituals. Fearlessly venturing into the heat of battle, they wield cog-toothed power axes and employ their extensive knowledge as devotees of the Machine God to conduct intricate repairs on the battlefield, ensuring the continued functionality of their mechanized allies. Their unwavering dedication and expertise make them an invaluable asset to any Astra Militarum force.
What’s in the Tech-Priest Enginseer box
- x7 plastic components: all you need to assemble one Tech-Priest Enginseer, armed with a cog axe, censer and holstered pistol.
- x1 Citadel 32mm Round base for the model
How to paint the Tech-Priest Enginseer set
- Step 1: Prime your miniature
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to your Tech-Priest Enginseer model. This helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. For this figurine, you can use a grey or black primer.These primers are used the most because they are neutral tones and they do not influence the final look of the model.
- Step 2: Basecoat the model
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of your chosen colors to the different parts of your Tech-Priest Enginseer model. For instance, you could use colors like Mechanicus Standard Grey for the armor, Retributor Armor for the metallic areas, and Mephiston Red for the clothing. Ensure full coverage, but don’t worry about being too neat at this stage.
- Step 3: Detail the model
Switch to a smaller brush and carefully paint the smaller details on your Tech-Priest Enginseer model, such as the face, mechanical components, and any additional accessories. Choose contrasting colors to make these details stand out. Some good paint options would be Abaddon Black for the mechanical parts, Balthasar Gold for the cog symbols, and Warplock Bronze for the power axe.
- Step 4: Wash the model
Apply a wash to the appropriate areas of your Tech-Priest Enginseer model. This technique adds depth and shading to the miniature. Use Nuln Oil for the metallic parts and Agrax Earthshade for the robes and other non-metallic areas. Apply the wash selectively, allowing it to settle into recesses and crevices.
- Step 5: Highlight the model
Using a lighter shade of your base colors, carefully apply highlights to the raised areas of the model. This technique adds dimension and brings out the details. For example, if you used Mechanicus Standard Grey as the base, you can highlight with Dawnstone or Administratum Grey.
- Step 6: Paint the lenses and energy effects
Paint the lenses and any energy effects on your Tech-Priest Enginseer model. Choose vibrant colors to create a striking visual impact. You can use colors like Moot Green for the lenses and Baharroth Blue for the energy effects. Apply a thin layer for a smooth and glowing appearance.
- Step 7: Finish with details and basing
Add the final touches to your Tech-Priest Enginseer model by painting any remaining details, such as buttons, cables, and additional decorations. Use a fine-tipped brush for precision. Additionally, consider basing your model with sand, rocks, or other scenic elements to complete their look and tie them into the overall theme of your army.