20 May 2019

Legio Astorum - Forge World Warlord Titan Build - WIP #26 - Custom TitanOwnersClub Decal

Hi Titanseers, my bestie Lord Halfpenny printed some custom decals of the glorious Titan Owners Club logo of which we are both registered owners and Admin Staff, and the Warlord Dominus Victoria is No.104. I wanted to acknowledge my kinship with these great hobbyists by flying my colours proudly on the armour. I thought I'd share the method for applying your own decals - you can print your own design on a printer using decal paper.

The link to the whole Titan Construction process can be found HERE.

Above you can see the decal cut out from the sheet, carefully traced around the edges - the cut-out is then used as a stencil to apply the white background the decal needs to show the colours - only professional decals have a white opaque layer onto which they print the colours. Without this base coat the underlying  blue would dull down everything.
The over-spray was carefully blocked out, neatening up the edges of the decal position. 
The decal was then applied, noting the small amounts of white showing around the edges and in the nooks and crannies.
When dry and dabbed down, the whole decal and surrounding area was 'Ardcoat gloss varnished for protection. I feathered the 'Ardcoat out at the edges so no visible line will be present once the shine is knocked back with Matt Spray.
And the finished decal, the white edges have been painted blue, the small areas of white in the crevasses (top of 'T' and inside edge of Banner) and then the whole area has been sprayed with two coats of Army Painter Matt Varnish Spray. A fine addition to the Titan's colours, and when completed the whole titan will be sealed with some Halfords Lacquer spray seal.
A quick update, I am plodding away with the remaining pieces, I can see the finish line now, just a month and one week to go to the Walk of Dominus Victoria's debut!

Dominus Victoria will Walk at the next Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 80 (yes 80!!) other Forge World Titans! I will be sure to post lots of photos.  Remember to register your own Titans at Titan Owners Club, and if you want some cool Titan Owners Club merchandise they even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, all profits go to buying Titan sized terrain :)

Cheers, Princeps Siph :)

17 May 2019

Legio Crucius - Warlord Titan - WIP #4 - Progress

Hi One and All,

Following another night away from work, I took a load of Warlord panels, and weapons with me to work on. I've added a wash to the gold trim, and now the panels are ready to be added to the body. Once here I will add highlights to the trim where required as some of the panels will be hidden or under other plates, thus no highlight would be needed.
Due to the shape of the head the checks haven't come out as true as I planned. Once I've finished the gold trim I will go back to the checks and tidy these up.
44 days until the walk to go... LH

13 May 2019

Terrain and Scenery - Blastscape Ruins

Hi All, I've painted up some more terrain to add to my collection, this Blastscape has been loafing in the to-do pile now for many many years, I thought it was about time to get it finished and 8th Edition cover rules for area terrain gave me the push to get this piece completed.
I went for a very long abandoned Rhino, with paint stripped back and rusted. I added a few spots of colour with the blue Power Armour for Lord Halfpenny;s Ultramarines, the optic prisms and some burn marks and bare metals from the weapon holes.
For variation, I kept the base rock grey and added some scorch marked debris in the craters and burnt tree branches. The few dead Imperial Guard are painted the same scheme as my Genestealer Cult.
A few patches of grass and tufts were added to the usual recipe for the soil.
Rather pleased with the overall scheme and the match to the terrain on the BattleMat (from GameMat.eu) and another piece off the to-do pile, only the Temple Of Skulls yet to do from my terrain and then I can move on to some Necromunda or Adeptus Titanicus terrain when I fancy it.

Cheers, Siph. (5 painting points for Terrain)

10 May 2019

Legio Crucius Update

Hi one and All,

I thought I'd do an update to cover the work I've done with some of my titans for Legio Crucius..

Wolfshead - Warhound

I've done some work to complete the eyes of Wolfshead, previously they weren't covered and had the LED's 'hanging' in the wind. I've now added some plastic to the eyes as a lens. This has also created a really nice visual effect.  I've also added some details to the checked leg armour, as I wasn't 100% happy with the look. I have also up dated the weapons to match the Warbringer, with gold trim.
Black Strider - Warhound

Black Strider has had her head re painted from white, to a black half, and a white/black striped other half to match the rest of the titan. Again, the weapons have had a gold trim added, and I have also added a white disc to the carapace ready for a Crucius fist transfer.
Astramos - Reaver

This God Engine is complete with the exception being further marks for engine kills and honours awaiting Crucius decals or custom decals if they are not forthcoming from Forge World.
Mons Ignes - Warbringer

All the armour plates added and completed apart from the final highlight and a wash on the shields and AA turrets. The head is in place, and the weapons are all added and magnetised for the future swap opportunities.
Hell's Daughter - Warlord

I've made steady progress with all the armour plates, and am currently waiting for my black spray to arrive to complete the body armour pieces. I am around half way with the weapons, with details needed to finish as well as the plasma glow.

The Head has had the holes added for LED's I will be using a combination of 1mm, 2mm and 3mm lights. I am still not sure whether I will stick with the same colour, white as the other Titan's, or red, or a mixture.
The Titan Maniple is slowly coming together.
Thank you for stopping by! LH

6 May 2019

Adeptus Mechanicus - Techpriest

Hi all, I thought I'd add a cheap HQ to the growing AdMech army but looking at my collection I already had a Titan Techpriest from the Reaver Titan and he languished on the display shelf - it was about time he got into the thick of the action, so he was re-based and a few additions of pistons and details then done.
In his first battle he went toe to toe with a Blood Angels Chaplain, admittedly on 1 wound, but managed to strike the Chaplain down and survived the battle!
He was already painted in Mars Forgeworld colours by Rich Gray who painted the Titans, so it was a win win and now I have a cheap HQ unit to help repair Mechanicus vehicles during the battle.
Here he is next to the actual Warlord HQ choice, the Techpriest Dominus dwarfing him in size, but a good cheap extra option.
And here is something I'm working on eventually, another Techpriest Dominus using spares from a Belasarius Cawl mini. I purchased Belasarius Cawl in the Triumvirate of the Imperium box set back in Warhammerfest but only just got around to checking the contents and 1 of the 3 sprues was missing (the guns parts), so I contacted GW, provided a receipt from the Warhammerfest transactions - there was a few! - and GW replaced the whole kit, bravo GW! With these leftovers I virtually have a whole mini, just weapon arms and a few gubbins missing, (I have the Ommnissah Axe-not pictured) but I can definitely use them. I removed the crest atop the carapace and trimmed down a few elaborate gubbins, added a spare weapon from the Kastelan Robots and the head from the Renegade Enforcers. Added a smaller 60mm base and a skull to step on, so he will have a smaller battlefield presence than Belasarius Cawl when I finally get around to him!

Cheers, Siph. (5 points for half rather than 10 for a Character)

3 May 2019

Knights vs Titan Battle (Picture Heavy)

Hello one and All,

I thought I'd post some pictures of the last battle the6thdegree and I had just after New Years(!), a Titan vs Knight smash up.

My Titan Maniple at the time, 2 Warhounds and Reaver vs 14 Knights. I've managed to misplace the battle report, however the 2 battles were evenly contested - with the Knights winning both battles - just. Even though the dataslate is now lost to heretek scrapcode the pict captures should still amuse. Enjoy!
Now you see him...
Now you don't. Warhound's don't like CC.
Nor do Laser armed Reavers...

The Second Battle
Knights to the snout...
Warhound no more...
A Power Fist armed Reaver fairs better this game in CC.
In conclusion - Knights will die to the massive amount of damage a titan can put out a turn, however the story is different once they get into combat! LH

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