24 Jun 2019

Legio Astorum - Warlord Titan - "Dominus Victoria" - COMPLETE

Dominus Victoria 

I did it.

Here finally after three and a half years (!) is the completion of Warlord Dominus Victoria (High Gothic for Lord of Victory) of the Legio Astorum, to accompany the Reaver Honorum, Warhound Canis Praetor and Warhound Canis Bellum.
Admittedly, after the initial build in 2016 I was burnt out for my enthusiasm of BIG-miniatures and feared the painting stage. The naked endoskeleton superstructure sat mocking me from the corner of the WeeMen room - I needed motivation for completing the build and that's where Titan Owners Club came in - I attended the 2018 TOC UK Walk and was spurred on and encouraged to get the Warlord finished for the next Walk! So, I re-started the project in earnest in mid 2018, particularly in 2019 I've concentrated on getting her ready and now she is done.

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

Fighting for or against Lord Halfpenny's Knight Banner?
The detritus of war is scattered on Her base.
Tank Traps don't slow down the Titan's Walk...
The Titan's certificate number is proudly displayed on the torso plate armour as well as on the right thigh in Gothic Numerals.
I love the Warhammer World Exclusive Mars Beta Head, so characterful and rightly 'mean' looking.
A Guardsman's eye view, no wonder they are called God Machines!
Legio Astorum Warlord, Dominus Victoria Walks!
I am quite chuffed with the outcome, a fine addition to the Maniple and Legio. Next up, back to some smaller Units before sometime in the future a Warbringer Nemesis Titan and a Lucius Warhound, but not yet.
Dominus Victoria will Walk this weekend at the Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 80 other Titans! Remember to register your own Titans at Titan Owners Club, and if you want some cool Titan Owners Club merchandise we even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, any profits go to buying Titan sized terrain for future Walks for all members to enjoy :)

21 Jun 2019

Legio Crucius - Warbringer Titan - Mons Igneus COMPLETE

Hello one and all, so, another week, another Titan complete for Legio Crucius!

Mons Igneus

The Nemesis Warbringer Titan, "Mons Igneus" - High Gothic for fiery mountain, or Volcano is now ready for next weekend's Titan Owners Club UK Walk.
The banner was applied showing Mons Igneus' battle honours, more to be added soon.
The Titan Owners Club logo is proudly shown on the Warbringer's armour like all of the Titans I own.
Custom Decals for the Crucius logo.
The titan has been painted with the same scheme as the other Crucius Titans in my Maniple, with slight variations to make the models individual, but also similar to maintain the look of a force from the same Forgeworld. I needed to apply custom transfers to the model for the Crucius fist icon as no FW decals exist.

The weapon loadout had to be for long range shooting, with 2 volcano cannons and the quake cannon I can see Mons Igneus hanging at the back of the pack on the field opening fire, destroying foes from afar.

Astramos Mortis Æternem

"Astramos Mortis Aeterem" has also had a banner added, and I have also added a couple of further Ryza style custom decals to add more details to her.
Banners by Drake Seta at Titan Owners Club / Battle Bunnies. Thanks Drake!
Thank you for looking!
 
Legio Crucius will Walk next weekend at the Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 80 other Titans! Remember to register your own Titans at Titan Owners Club, and if you want some cool Titan Owners Club merchandise we even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, any profits go to buying Titan sized terrain for future Walks for all members to enjoy :)

Cheers, Princeps Halfpenny
(60 painting points)
 

17 Jun 2019

Legio Astorum - Warlord Titan Build - WIP #30 - Carapace Laser Blasters

Hi Titanseers, nearly there, the God Engine walks now it needs guns! Next time I can do a completion post at last... at very long last :)

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

I had the Carapace Reaver Laser Blasters from the very beginning of this Titan project, and thats how they had sat for near on 3yrs... but no longer, I finally got this monkey off my back and completed the Warlord!
I painted the power hoses to match the others throughout the Titan, coloured a few details like pistons and copper details. The attachment point was dremelled clean of paint and roughened to provide a good surface to glue.
I chose some metallic details, laser rangefinders for the three barrels and some gold trim for interest and weathered the barrels more.
The armour was painted my usual Kantor Blue, FW Nightlords Blue in recesses and gold with Vallejo Brass and Reikland Fleshshade. The top ridges had a highlight of Auric Armour Gold.
The barrels received heat staining using citadel washes, and the muzzle got a drybrush of Abbaddon Black.
Here you can see the metallic touches that add some interest and how the armour plates fit in place nicely.
I chose to keep some of the functionality over decoration with a band of Leadblecher over the vent. I quite like the added details.
The central parts of the barrels received a light drybrush of Stormhost Silver to accentuate the grime either end of the barrels.
The Opus Machina cog motif got a transfer from the AdMech decal sheet, and painted in the black and white usually seen.
The business end. Main Weapons for a Reaver Battle Titan, secondary weapons for the mighty Warlord Titan.
Here you can see the two completed Carapace Laser Blasters, Astorum glyphs and constellations on the Carapace Laser Blaster armoured plates. I can interchange them both so constellations or symbols can be inner or outward facing.
Obligatory Banana for scale...
Or Baneblade! (for my Blogger Buddy DAM)

Next post will be the completed Warlord in all it's splendor! So happy to have this beast finally completed, only a few years in the making... DOMINUS VICTORIA WILL WALK!

Dominus Victoria will Walk at the next Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 80 other 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 we even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, any profits go to buying Titan sized terrain for future Walks for all members to enjoy :)

Cheers, Princeps Siph :)

14 Jun 2019

Legio Crucius - Warhound Titan - Black Strider COMPLETE

Hello, One and All!

As you can see, WeeMen has become more like TITANMen with the titan projects all 3 of us have had, and still got. One ongoing project was my second Warhound "Black Strider" who now is complete, and ready to walk to war. Since the last post, I have altered the colour of the head armour plating to match the scheme for the rest of her body - one half black, the other striped.
The LED's have been added to the head - unlike Wolfshead, where I've added the lights into the head, and then placed plastic around the eyes to look like a visor, Black Strider has had eye sockets added - with the LED's set inside the socket.
Decals have been added to her. I added a white circle to the black armour for the Legio Crucius icon to be added to. These decals were made by myself and have a clear backing therefore these need to be applied over a white background to get the full benefit.
The Titan Owners Club logo has been added to her carapace, as well as the Titan's name and registration number.
The banners - added to both Black Strider and to Wolfshead were made by Drake Seta over at the Titan Owners Club which really finishes off the model! Thank you Drake!

Wolfshead
I'm really happy with the final look of "Black Strider" who joins her completed sister Warhound Engine "Wolfshead" and I can't wait to see her out on the dance floor of war..


Legio Crucius will Walk next weekend at the Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 80 other Titans! Remember to register your own Titans at Titan Owners Club, and if you want some cool Titan Owners Club merchandise we even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, any profits go to buying Titan sized terrain for future Walks for all members to enjoy :)

Cheers, Princeps Halfpenny
(50 painting points)

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