One of my CSM players just selected the Mechanoid Gift of the Gods. The question arose as to whether the Space Marine in this new mechanical form loses the abilities derived from the Space Marine organs (for example the Omophagea). Also, would it be possible for this new "Mechanoid" form to get Mechanicus implants or are we talking about incompatible technologies?
Also, is there any lore out there as to what exactly a "Mechanoid" is in the 40K universe. I've been unable to find anything on the web.
As reference here are the relevant passages:
The recipient’s body is fused with the machine, his bone
replaced with metal and his muscles with pistons. His psyche
is absorbed into the new form, until nothing of the biological
remains at all. The resultant machine is the ultimate blasphemy
to the Tech-Priests of Mars, and an object of adoration to the
Dark Mechanicus. Its function obeys no laws of the machine
and its internal workings are anathema to logic and reason.
The character gains the Machine (+1) Trait.
A creature with the Machine trait is fashioned from inorganic
materials and is generally more rigorous then fleshy folks.
Machines do not breathe, are immune to the effects of a
vacuum, extremes of cold, any mind-influencing psychic
effect, and their Armour Points apply toward fire Damage.
Machines have a certain number of Armour Points (indicated
by the number in parentheses). This armour stacks with worn
armour, but not with the Natural Armour Trait.