All work done so far has been purely airbrush. The blues are Badger Minitaire Troll Hide Blue and Lagoon Blue. The white of the carapace is Daler Rowney White Ink. (Everybody is jumping on the Airbrushing Inks Bandwagon so why shouldn’t I too?) Besides I wanted to see if painting white with them was as marvelous as everyone says it is. It is. It really is. I’ve shied away from white armies in the past but now believe I can do one.
The Skitari of Kaiyune IV are extremely deadly. Very little of the human is left in them. The Alphas are the exception. They are made from the most successful mercenaries that the tech priests of Kaiyune come across.
The Alphas are ruthless commanders, some have compared them to the Commisars of the Imperial Guard for the heedless way they send wave after wave of their skitari into a fight.
Deadly marksmen, or at least marks-once-men, the skitari of Kaiyune IV hammer their foes with a storm of long range firepower.
Their distinctive blue great coats cover a more traditional red armor plating. Kaiyune IV has been out of touch with Mars for centuries but still follow her precepts. At least, they claim to.
Forgeworld Kaiyune IV
Kaiyune IV is a space-faring forgeworld, at its center is a Mechanicum Ark ship. Over the centuries it has been built and rebuilt. Ships have been added to the original Ark, bolted and welded on so that the original Ark is barely visible.
The forge is reclusive. While it appears to remain loyal to the Imperium and to Mars, contact with it is so rare that no one can know for sure where its loyalties lie.
Blue & white are the predominant colors of the forgeworld. The techpriests still wear red on their shoulders in memory of far away Mars.
Arch Magos Tamos Sondon
The Arch Magos has not been seen in many years. Occasionally static-riddled messages from deep within the Ark are received from him. These messages in broken binaric encourage the techpriests to continue to build on the original ark. To that end they have mined the system’s planets and asteroids of all metals and isotopes. What the Arch Magos is doing in the Ark is a mystery. He alone is allowed into it’s core.
The forgeworld forces fight primarily to keep the forgeworld secret. Ships that travel to the forgeworld are captured, ransacked and added to the bulk of the forgeworld. The missing ships have not gone unnoticed by the Imperium at large but no one in the Imperium has taken any action.
There are also internal wars between the magos, some attempting to fill the void of Arch Magos Sondon’s absence. Others for rank or to acquire coveted resources of other minor forges. Still other forges fight merely to test new weapons and battle protocols.
It is unclear. The Arch Magos is working to a plan. But what that plan is no one but the Arch Magos knows.