Monday, October 31, 2016

Ready for transportation.

Disassemble and ready for clear coat and transportation to my local GW for some display time in their window and some photos with his partner Reaver.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Helios Iapetus Walks

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

Walk me closer, I want to hit them with my sword

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

Limited skill set

Using my iPad and a limited photo editing skill set I was messing around for a legion icon.  This is the general direction I was going......thoughts?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Playing catch up

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

Riders on the Storm

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

A weekends worth of work.

Work continues. This weekend I had a huge amount of time I was able to use in working on my Warlord. Still trying to figure out how the shoulder pads will be done and there is plenty of detail work.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

She walked in through the outdoor

Starting some of the smaller details. I wanted to do sometimes different with the rear crew hatch. It's not as even as I had hoped but over all not bad. Once the rails are up and I have my Engineseer in place it will all blend in nicely.

Friday, September 9, 2016

From the bottom to the top

Using the same checkered method I used on my Reaver and the "gravy" weathering method I am slowly making progress.  I decided to JB the lower leg armor instead of magnets, there was just no easy way to make it work.  The under leg pads were somewhat warped and I did my best to straighten them up, luckily they are covered with the over pad. I still have some pigment powders to use and general weathering.

I will work my way up. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

To much?

When I get an idea I just can't let it go.  At least if it doesn't work out I can glue them in place as the magnets hold then still.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Never done building

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

Straight up stolen

I love community. I was doing some work today and came back across Drakes Warlord on 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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Side Jobs

Progress has slowed a little on my Warlord in attempt to catch up with some commission work. You have to love when commission work includes a Titan, no matter the source. 

I had a chance to work one an old Armorcast Reaver. I've done several of these kits down through the years. On the bench is a Phanton and two Revanent knight/Titans.

The client wanted red and simple. A days worth of work.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Engineering trials

Got an opportunity to play some Apocalypse this weekend. 3000 points per player, 9 players.

Usually the group who played Apoc come loaded for bear, this go around it was a little light.

Helios went into battle "naked" as his plates were in the shop.

Because of that I went more for the World Burner roll just plucking terrain off the table. Then Tau decided to poke the Warlord and took down "A" void shield.....they had to die.

Round 1 my Titan Guard (Ad Mech) were able to dispatch four Battle suits who deep struck in a little to close for comfort.  With the pesky suits a pile of burning radiated husks the Warlord was able to turn its attention to a group of Space Wolves standing on a hill. Helios reached out and burned 30 down as well as a Rhino. The Tau were using cover to effectly so three buildings had to go.

Round 2 more Tau, Riptides, Battlesuites, Stormsurge. All needed removed and Helios saw to it. To sweeten the count more Space Wolves and a Land Raiders were melted to slag.

Round 3 a Supremency Suit dared to remove two more shields so I removed the Supremency suit. I then removed a walled fortification which saw the death of some Tyranids, Helios was able to turn a Marloc into mush with his point-blank defense weapons. I was also able to recover all Void Shields.

Lesion learned: modeled with 8 void shields, only six of them work.