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The magos miniature was sculpted by the combined efforts of the Perry twins (Michael and Alan Perry) who worked free lance for Games Workshop since 1978 before officially joining the company in 1980. The Perry twins would go on to be instrumental in all GW designs including their comprehensive work on the Lord of the Rings miniature range. If you look carefully you will find their design influences in most of the Games Workshop products, exposed electrical conduit was a particular favorite of theirs.
A Magos is a high ranking member of the Adeptus Mechanicus and are devoted disciples of the principles associated with the Machine God. These individuals have perfected as well as refined their field of expertise making them masters of a certain discipline. Magos will be centuries old and will have specialized in one of several different fields to include: Alchemys, Biologis, Biologis Neuralis, Explorator, Gladius, Metallurgicus, Ordinatos, Physic, Technicus, Xenologis.
Their dedication has led to them sacrificing great portions of their body in order to emulate that of the sacred form of the machine. After decades of service, a Magos has replaced many of his organs and limbs with superior cybernetic implants. As is fitting with the Cult Mechanicus, these replacement limbs and organs never tire or grow weak with age thus highlighting the greatness of the Machine.
These senior Tech-Priests attend the Machine Altars of the Forge Worlds which contain the sum of knowledge of the Adeptus Mechanicus which in turn represents the will of the Omnissiah.
Next week we will take an in-depth look at the Skulz program that spawned many rare and hard to find items in Games Workshop lore.