Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
After several months of work, blood, sweat and beers Helios Iapetus Walks.
i still have some small things to do. I don't think you are ever really finished. I have some more decal work, my second head, base, additional weapons....etc to do. But this is as close to done on the model as I can official say he is ready for a proper Walk.
Introduction: Helios Iapetus, the "Sun Piercer" of Legio Tempestus.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
A little work on the crew. I really like the FW Princeps but I've been sitting on this model for years and absolutely love him. He is perfect for the "Sun Piercer".
It does make the head a tad heavy and I have some painting cleanup but there is my crew.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
After having a few very busy weeks or work followed by a few weeks of a chest cold I've finally gotten some work done.
Other than the inner/outer shoulder pads (which I have something special planned) I have all the plates based. Still adding decals, need to seal and weather.
The shield with the checkers shows the battle honors won by the Titan and Princeps. I will add a few more. The weapon plates I will add kill mark's as he played in battles. The four represents the last Apoc game.
Still trying to come up with a Legio decal. The one on the Internet does nor shrink well for printing.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Not much progress since my last but this time I'm posting a question. I'm still working out what to do with the shoulder pads. I'm leaving the center pad grey for decals but the inner and outer pads I had an idea.
Since this Titan is a member of the "Stormlords" I was thinking of a lighting storm airbrushed on. Maybe some dark clouds and lighting streaking down.
This will give it a little character I think.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Just when I thought I was in the final stages I had an idea. Dangerous I know. Someone on the Titan Owners Club had done their Warlord with magnets on the armor plates. This is convenient for travel and painting. I am not going to match magnet to magnet but magnet to metal siding cut to size and shape ... yep, I can do that. The hold is good with the four magnets.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I love community. I was doing some work today and came back across Drakes Warlord on www.titanownersclub.com and saw how he did his "gunk" for they oil grime and to deepen colors.
What a nerve wrecking thing to do but what an effect. After coating some of the painted parts in floor wax I mixed up some Winton oils, burnt umber and ivory black with some spirits into a gravy consistency. Fully coated the bits, hit with a heat gun till dryish and buffed with an old tshirt.
I think I might switch the black for something not has harsh for the larger plates but the effect is good on the legs and head.