10 Jun 2019

Legio Astorum Warlord Titan Build - WIP #29 - Torso and Pauldrons Complete

Hi Titanseers, a major step forward with this God Engine! This was the last major construction piece of the mass of the Titan to do - just the carapace weapons left to do and then I can do a completion post at last... at very long last :) Thanks for following the somewhat protracted build!

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

The central Pauldrons had the cog motif picked out in Chaos Black, Ulthuan Grey and highlighted Eshin Grey and White Scar respectively, and the trim Leadblecher washed with Nuln Oil. The armour trim was again Vallejo Brass and washed Reikland. The decals from the Legio Astorum sheet were then applied with MicroSol and sealed with 'Ardcoat once completly dry - the shine will be knocked back when the torso is lacquered later.
The central Pauldrons were easily clamped in place whilst the JB Weld dried overnight. Be sure to roughen up the joining surfaces and clear them of paint and dust before applying the JB Weld for a strong bond and greater surface area to grip.
The rear Pauldron armour plates were finished with a Titan Owners Club decal (posted previously) and again Kantor Blue / Nightlords Blue, Vallejo Brass x2 and Reikland.
These proved difficult to get a good clamp grip so I relied on gravity and a firm 5min of manual pressure at the start until the JB Weld started to get tacky.
These were left overnight in the upturned position to prevent any slippage.
The characteristic shell-back of the original Adeptus Titanicus Warlords can be seen in this shot, albeit upside down letting gravity do its job holding the rear plates in position..
The front Armour Plating was more easily positioned owing to the cutaways enabling a clamp to hold them in position.
Once the main armour was in position I affixed the Heraldic Shields in place, making sure both were level and at the same angle. This one is the Legio Astorum heraldry over a yellow stripe.
This one is the rank of the Princeps, in this case the scroll reads "Princeps Majoris". You can also see I added Legio Astorum eclipse motifs to the armour, these were again from the now OOP Legio Astorum Titan decals sheet. The gloss varnish will be knocked back when the entire torso is lacquered to protect it.
The Torso completed - the mass of the titan suddenly looms into view, this is a huge beast of a 'miniature'...
The cog motif of the Adeptus Titanicus overlaid with the Adeptus Titanicus 'T' and the colours of the Legio Astorum.
The rear exhausts for the reactor heat exchanger and the void shield projector arrays clearly seen atop the central torso ridges. The Titan Owners Club decal proudly sitting on the right shoulder blade.
The rear torso with access door and tertiary armament of twin lascannons! Only a Warlord has Landraider weapons as Tertiary weapons!
The left side echoing the right, TOC badge absent being the only difference. I think with a 'miniature' this size it is really easy to over-decorate with symbols/decals/details etc, so I was very careful to let the Titan mass sometimes to do the talking. Here it is just the armour colours of the Legio Astorum.
I'm resisting showing a shot of the constructed Titan with the exception of the Carapace Weaponry as to keep the majesty of the completion post in a few weeks, keep checking back for the progress and the final showcase ready for the Walk in a couple of weeks.

Dominus Victoria will Walk at the next Titan Owners Club UK event, where she will be battling alongside 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, 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 :)


  1. While waiting for the `big reveal' these teaser shots will have to suffice. That being said the pieces finished so far look fantastic.



  2. Yowweee! That's coming along amazing. I'm very much look forward to seeing the final Engine walking. Supper great work.

    1. Thanks, I can’t wait to conduct the Walk at the end of the month.

  3. Looking forward to seeing her walk...

    1. Yes mate, it will be a great sight, glad you are going to come visit even if you can’t battle for both days.

  4. That is some beast and so very cleanly done. Bravo.

    1. Cheers Rory, nearly done now. I’m looking forward to painting some actual small minis for a bit before doing the Warbringer.


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