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.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Once again into the B...ath

Making some prep work before painting. After the endskeleton was constructed I still had drilling and pinning and gluing and the like so I went ahead and soaked it the heads and weapons in a mix or Castrol Super Clean and water to help any stubborn release. I then gave everything a coat of Matt sealer. After that's dry it's onto base the primer coat.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I got two heads one for the Emperor one for who knows?

There is a good bit of details inside the head. I would hate to seal it up and never look at it again so I worked up some magnets so the crew compartment can be separated from the face plate.  The top sits secure without additional modifications. This will also make painting much easier.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Getting A head in the game.

Working on the heads tonight I found that there was just the slightest warp or the glue was causing a misalignment in the tops. I wrapped the heads tightly in rubber bands and soaked them in hot water then cold. I repeated this a few times then set aside to dry.  This morning I unwrapped the rubber bands and the heads fit like gloves. No gaps and the parts easy fit together and stayed together.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

In honor of FW open day

Not letting a little bit of blood and  flesh stand in my way, or yard work, or smoking ribs I continue work. My focus is the arms today. Using all my skills up to this point I have used magnets, screws, bolts, JB Weld with a pinch of blood.

Tip. I started using JB clear quick. The JB weld had metal flakes in it, so with heavy magnet use the JB was not behaving nicely. I also used some magnets where I had planned on using washers and had a change of heart. 

When working on any project make sure you can "adjust fire"

I bleed for my hobby.

I have made some progress that I will post soon. But I did a rather less than intelligent thing. Using my fostner bit I was drilling out the upper arm connect. Holding the part in one hand and drilling with the other the bit broke through and bit into my palm, luckily my flesh stopped forward progress. Not to be deterred and with bandage in place I was able to continue.