I love the mechanicus aesthetic, but I like a bit more freedom to do ragged, weird machines, and throwing in a bit of mutations and daemons. Dark Mechanicus may be a bit too much (especially considering I've got an entire army of them, only half painted), but I wanted to do a small, weird project, a bit steampunkish and grungy.
I haven't finalized any fluff yet, but I have an idea about the magos being a rogue explorator magos, somehow gotten disconnected from the Mechanicus, and now dabbles in all the forbidden arts - servitors, viras, mutations and non-STCs and daemons.
Everything is VERY WIP, and quite rough - I just find it motivating to share my in-progress pics, so people can comment, and critique. Here goes.
My Magos (my thought is that he'll be used as a Herald on Plague Drone)
And my Data Daemons (counts as daemonettes)
I've also gotten inspired to do another project, that involves the blight kings kit - more to come in the next few days... :)