This is my most recent painting project, my Techmarine "Master of the Forge" on a bike. He will be the commander of my techmarine army. The army is themed around apprentice techmarines that are stationed on Mars to be trained by the Adeptus Mechanicus. Enough background, let's talk about the model.
A lot of people use a conversion beamer weapon on their Master of the Forges, but I wanted mine to be a close combat monster so I kept the servo-harness to get the extra attacks. Plus the mechanical arms look really cool!
The tracked bottom is a plastic small scale German Panzer III tank made by Zvezda. I don't know anything about this model. I found it in the dollar bin of a local store and it was perfect for this project. I removed the turret and added Space Marine vehicle accessories, 2 cut down bolters, a Pegasus Hobbies Chemical Plant pipe for an exhaust, and a lot of Dragon Forge cables.
The Techmarine is a plastic Ad Mech Torso from the marine vehicle accessories sprue, Sgt. Chronus's head and legs, and the standard techmarine's arms and servo-harness. It all fit together pretty well. I had to shorten the axe handle a little and bend the cables coming out of the bottom of the servo-harness, but other than that it all went together easily.
Since my techmarines are stationed on Mars and working for the Adeptus Mechanicus they don't show any allegiance to their parent Marine Chapters, so I paint them in the red uniform of Mars. I don't have a name for this Techmarine Master yet, so suggestions are welcome. I hope you like him.