The Games Workshop Techmarine is one of our favourite models from the Warhammer 40k range, but with a few already in our army we needed something special to lead our Iron Guard chapter of Adeptus Mechanicus themed Space Marines. Always up for a conversion opportunity, we got our plasticard and greenstuff together and came up with our heavily converted Iron Guard Master of the Forge Techmarine.
This is an update to our MOTF build, you can see the original article with photos before anything was painted here: Iron Guard MOTF Conversion. This paint job on this mini is still in progress, but it was time to revisit this and show you how the conversion turned out…
We use this model regularly to lead our Space Marines into battle, and he is a beast with his full servo harness and other upgrades (including the Gorgons Chain from the Clan Rukaan Supplement!). Here you can see him next to one of our Iron Guard Tactical Marines, and as you can see he definitely stands out against other marines.
Most of the time our Master of the Forge rides with a squad of marines in a Space Marine Rhino, but every now and then he is fielded on a bike. …Now a normal Space Marine bike would not do for this guy, so we built him a tracked platform from plasticard, 40k bits, and tracks from a range of kits known as Robogear.
This Master of the Forge Techmarine conversion includes several magnets so that we can easily swap weapons and equipment in future. This includes magnets in his base that allow him to attach to the tracked platform, plus both hands and both of his top servo arms.
Here he is next to some of our Iron Guard tactical marines, every model in this army has bionic limbs and other conversions. We run this army using the Iron Hands chapter tactics and Clan Rukaan rules which fit well with all the mechanicus themed upgrades.
We still need to finish the paint job on this Master of the Forge Techmarine, but these photos should give you a good idea of what to expect from the finished conversion. Watch out in the near future for updates on the rest of our heavily converted Iron Guard Space Marines, and we’d love to see your own Techmarine conversions if you want to share them with us.