Sunday, March 27, 2016

When an engine walk.

I am finally at the end of the road with Hyperion. I have some tiny things to do but he's done enough to be Operational.  I plan on basing, adding some weathering powder, scroll work and am holding out for some FW decal support.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rubber man can

The rubber band man can. Ode to the rubber band, holding hobbyist crap together since the beginning.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tip top shape

Progress, no matter how slow is still progress, right?

Start work on the carapace, I wanted to blend the checker and camo, my first attempt failed miserably so I had to do a strip, this time around it looks like I'm on track. Weather will help blend it. Fingers crossed 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

What's in a name?

So I'm still waiting on on last final part to finish my Titan. This waiting has given me a chance to work on some other aspects. Since Forgeworld does nor make a decal sheet for Legio Tempestus I decided to put my iPad to work. I downloaded the Tempestus banner that is from the HH books and with the magic of apps I was able to whip up my Titans banner.

Still to do is huge missing rear, that's the part I'm waiting on. Once that's done I need to do some seal coats and dull coats. Also plan on a base.

I did decide to go with the Greek Titan names and follow a little more of the Greek languages and less of the High-Gothic Latin that we see GW use. After reading the HH books and Titanicus, Legio Tempestus seems to me to be more of a Warrior Monk culture to me so I wanted to separate them a little.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Part of the ship, part of the crew

First let me give a shout out to the Titan owners club blog. A great resource for Titans.

Second I want to say after a break I'm back on task. I have been working on the head and crew.  It's at this point the Titans name and story start taking shape.

Unlike most naming conventions I went straight for a classical Greek name wanting to break the bonds of Mars. 

Certificate Number: 1833

Titan Name: Hyperion

Primary Armament: Missile Launcher, Gatling Blaster, Turbo Las-blaster.

Princeps: Princeps Aivas Tlamunus

Titan Legio: Legio Tempestus

Demi Legio: Ethelotis

Reaver Titan Hyperion's records show it as being active during the Crusades with the 12th Expeditionary Fleet.  After the Schism of Mars and the splitting of the Legio the bruised and battered loyal Titans of Tempestus made for Orestes, a Forgeworld that had assisted the Legio many times. Orestes, while a productive Forgeworld had never rated a Legio of there own and welcomed the remains of Tempestus with open arms.  During the Crusade the Magos of Orestes discovered that they and Legio Tempestus shared much more then just a common enemy.