Within the ruling castes of the Adeptus Mechanicus resides the revered Tech-Priests, dedicated zealots whose bodies undergo gradual transformation through bionic enhancements. These technosavants possess a vast array of titles, each specializing in esoteric lore and arcane knowledge, upheld with unwavering religious devotion. Encased within the bulbous augmentation of a Tech-Priest Manipulus resides a galvanic cell, a source from which they can harness a potent charge of the divine Motive Force, the fundamental current that flows through all life.
Driven by an insatiable thirst for power, Tech-Priests Manipulus relentlessly seek out untapped sources, siphoning them dry with their mechadendrites. Brimming with pulsating potential, they imbue the servants of the Machine God and the sacred war engines they bear with heightened capabilities. Through their electropositors, the Tech-Priest Manipulus overcharges servos, energizes weapon cells, and invigorates cerebral cores. Saturated with the pure power of the Machine God, these mortal warriors and revered machines carry forth his divine praise, steadfastly vanquishing heretics in his name.
The miniature representation of the Tech-Priest Manipulus embodies their sacred role, wielding an Omnissian staff and offering a choice between an infantry-shredding transonic cannon or an armor-piercing magnarail lance as a ranged weapon. Additionally, the Manipulus features a mechadendrite harness, aiding them in performing battlefield repairs and providing a means to disassemble adversaries who venture too close, quite literally!
Tech-Priest Manipulus Datasheets
What’s in the Tech-Priest Manipulus box
- x22 plastic components that make the Tech-Priest Manipulus.
- x1 Citadel 50mm Round Base
How to paint the Tech-Priest Manipulus set
- Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace
Before you begin painting your Tech-Priest Manipulus, set up a clean and well-lit workspace. Ensure you have all the necessary materials within reach, including your paints, brushes, water pot, palette, and the model itself. Having a comfortable and organized space will enhance your painting experience.
- Step 2: Prime the Model
Apply a thin and even layer of primer to the Tech-Priest Manipulus. Priming helps the paint adhere better to the model and provides a consistent surface for painting. For example, you can use Chaos Black Spray as a primer.
- Step 3: Basecoat the Model
Select the base color for each part of the model and apply it evenly. For the robe, you might choose Khorne Red, while for the metallic parts, you could use Leadbelcher. Apply the paint carefully, ensuring good coverage while avoiding any pooling or excessive thickness.
- Step 4: Layering
To add depth and dimension to the model, apply layers of paint on top of the basecoat. Choose a slightly lighter shade of the base color and apply it to raised areas and edges. For instance, Evil Sunz Scarlet can be used to highlight the edges of the red robe. Use a smaller brush for more precise application.
- Step 5: Wash
Apply a wash, such as Nuln Oil, to the recessed areas of the model. This will add shadows and definition, making the details stand out. Ensure the wash flows into the recesses but does not pool or gather excessively. Use a larger brush and remove any excess wash with a clean brush or tissue.
- Step 6: Drybrushing
Drybrushing is a technique used to emphasize texture and bring out the details of the model. Dip a large, flat brush into a lighter color than the basecoat, such as Ironbreaker for the metallic areas, and then wipe off most of the paint on a tissue. Lightly brush the raised surfaces, allowing the drybrushed color to catch the edges and textures.
- Step 7: Detailing
Use a small brush to paint smaller details, such as the Tech-Priest Manipulus face, insignia, or other intricate elements. Choose appropriate colors to make these details stand out. Abaddon Black can be used for the eyes or Retributor Armour for the trim on the robe. Take your time and be patient while painting these delicate areas.
- Step 8: Basing
To complete the model, you can add a base to enhance its overall appearance. Consider using Citadel Texture paints, such as Astrogranite or Armageddon Dust, to create a textured ground. Add additional details like tufts, rocks, or other scenic elements to make the base visually appealing.
- Step 9: Varnish
Once you are satisfied with your painted Tech-Priest Manipulus, protect your hard work by applying a varnish. This will safeguard the paint job from chipping or damage. Citadel’s Munitorum Varnish is a suitable option. Follow the instructions on the varnish bottle for proper application.