Monday, 2 May 2016

Anacharis Scoria Horus Heresy 30k Project: Dark Mechanicum Legio Cybernetica Army Building and Painting Part 1

Anacharis Scoria is legit a face smashing army buffing monster, and as such will be leading my Dark Mechanicum Cybernetica army I am quickly trying to assemble. This article will show my conversion attempt for Scoria and which was made all the harder due to the only official art that exists is a head shot portrait of him (including cute evil spider familiar), so no body shots or real description of his appearance or his Xanathite Abeyant.

Scoria's rules and book 6 entry build him up to be the arch heretic that overthrew the Xana forge world during the heresy. He uses the warp to infuse his creations with a bestial and primal intelligence that makes them a handful in close combat. He is credited with creating one of the first hellforges and is all round a cool dude if your a heretic. My plan for converting him was a hooded head and Xana themed Abeyant. Xana's local wild life is giant scorpids and arachnids that the local Knight houses battle and use them on their heraldry. So in light of this as well as Scoria's beastial cyberthurgy buffs I want to push the arachnid look as well as some cute little spider familiars!

Models used in this conversion are: 40k GW Magos, 30k Forge world Draykavac Abeyant, several GW skull pass spider rider spider legs, tiny spiders from the GW Arachnarok giant spider kit, 40k Dark Angels mace head, and a bunch of spikes and skull from chaos marines vehicle kits. 

So there you have it, my first attempt at a Anacharis Scoria Dark Mechanicum conversion including his Xanathite Abeyant, all arachnid mechanical animaled up. I hope you enjoyed my attempt to convert a iconic character and stay tuned for more Dark Mechanicum painting and conversion as well as my usual jumping from project to project each month!