Thursday, 20 July 2017

Warlord Titan No.228- Lazarus Ascendant, Legio Atarus

Certificate Number: 228
Titan Name: Lazarus Ascendant 
Pattern: Mars Pattern
Head Unit: Mars-Alpha Pattern 
Primary Armament: Two Belicosa Volcano Cannons, Two Reaver Laser Blasters 
Princeps: TBA
Titan Legio: Atarus
Battle Maniple Composition: Solo

Owner: Steve K.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Comments: Both arm mounts and both carapace mounts are magnetised to allow swapping of weaponry

The waist is also magnetised to allow full 360 degree rotation of the torso.

The head is also magnetised allowing it to be removed to better access the 'Helm'

Still very much a W.I.P (We look forward to seeing you complete the journey - TOC)

Photos:

WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTOS:



A very big magnet, that should keep the torso quite well held together.





A very lovely start to the internals.





And a very new take on magnetizing the arms.



Nothing but magnets to form the elbow.





Great start to the Titan so far.  Keep it up!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Warhound Titan 3102: STOLEN

Hi all

Sadly a beautiful Titan has been stolen. 


Please contact us if you come across  this lovely engine in your hobby travels. Or contact the owner direct below. 

The Titan has a very distinctive pose which has been done with such skill, that hopefully you should be able to spot even if repainted. 

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/733159.page#9499284




Monday, 17 July 2017

Legio Mortis Titan Banners

Hi all

I thought I would just share one of my current projects. I am getting closer to completing my two Legio Mortis Warhound Titans Canticum Malitiae and Seething Hunter, so obviously one of the cherries on the top (or between the legs) of any Titan is it's war banner. 

Now I have waited a long time to see if Forge World might create an app service which would enable Titan Owners to easily create, modify and print a banner for their Engines. I still hope they do, but in the meantime here is my iteration.


And this is how I did it:
So I used AutoCAD to create the logo. Each item is a separate entity and I can move them around and edit as I see fit.

Fun fact: the text you see is actually the 40K Wiki sites' entry for Legio Mortis, just in case the enemies of Mortis were in true doubt who were coming to destroy them.


So then I printed the transfers out at 600dpi on standard A4 paper.


The banner was then cut out with a scalpel and folded over and glued together using pva.

Then I chose to distress with real fire and a cup of water nearby to dip (to stop it spreading so far). Before though I cut several little cuts vertically at the bottom to give a realistic fraying effect.

And here we are. I am quite proud of them too.

Sooo this brings me to the next point. If you register a Legio Mortis Engine with Titan Owners Club I will happily create a banner for you. If you are in UK I will happily post a print off of it to you too. If you are in the rest of the world I will send a PDF for you to print yourself.

I will hopefully also get to the other Legio Banners in time.

Drake Seta

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Update Warhound Titan No. 2762 - Seething Hunter, 15/07/17

Update 15/07/2017

So I decided Seething Hunter will now have a black chassis and a white head. I have sprayed the black areas with Corax Black as per my Bone Garland colour scheme. I wanted to seal the transfers in in preparation for the next stage which involves white spirits and floor polish so I painted the black area ard' coat first and then added the transfer. I then did several light thin covers of Lahmian Medium to seal it down, being careful not to flood it as it would add a misty effect which I really did not want.

I then sealed it will testors Dulcote and tried as hard as possible to show the Ard coat brush strokes in the photo above. As you can see it is really hard to spot.

Weapons were all prepared.


I prepared some white and black chevron transfers using white transfer paper. This was a big mistake. In the future I will spray the area white and add clear transfers which are far more forgiving when there is a slight scratch etc.

I then sprayed each panel with Klear then added my oil paint mixture which was then buffed off (see WLT58 Bone Garland for step by step guide on this technique).





I then Airbrushed Heat damage onto the Turbo Laser barrels. You can see more info on how I did this in my Warlord Titan Bone Garland's page.

I really wanted the heat damage on the Plasma Blastgun to look very different to the Turbo Laser so I decided to give it a sooty and Bunsen Burner look. I did this bu airbrushing Thallax bronze onto the barrel then airbrush it up with Abaddon black.


Here is the vent and top of the Engine. You can hopefully see how effective the oil rub and buff off is with this pic.





Not too much further with Seething Hunter now.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Update Warhound Titan No.2764 - Canticum Malitiae, 13/07/17

Update 13/07/2017

So I decided Canticum Malitiae will now have a red chassis and a black head. I had sprayed the reds as per my Bone Garland colour scheme. I wanted to seal the transfers in in preparation for the next stage which involves white spirits and floor polish so I painted the red area ard' coat first and then added the transfer. I then did several light thin covers of Lahmian Medium to seal it down, being careful not to flood it as it would add a misty effect which I really did not want.

I then sealed it will testors Dulcote and tried as hard as possible to show the Ard coat brush strokes in the photo above. As you can see it is really hard to spot.

Weapons were all prepared.



I prepared some white and black chevron transfers using white transfer paper. This was a big mistake. In the future I will spray the area white and add clear transfers which are far more forgiving when there is a slight scratch etc.

I then sprayed each panel with Klear then added my oil paint mixture which was then buffed off (see WLT58 Bone Garland for step by step guide on this technique).




I tried out the White Head again but have since decided that the black head unit is better fit to Canticum Malitiae. Also I used strips of white transfer paper to do the white stripes on the rear engine units.

I then Airbrushed Heat damage onto the Turbo Laser barrels.

Here is the vent and top of the Engine. You can hopefully see how effective the oil rub and buff off is with this pic.



Not too much further with the girl now!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Warlord Titan No.501 - Augusti Fortuna, Legio Kurogane

Certificate Number: 501
Titan Name: Augusti Fortuna (Emperor's Luck)
Pattern: Mars Pattern Warlord Battle Titan
Head Unit: Mars-Alpha
Primary Armament: Belicosa Volcano Cannon (Arioch claw and Apocalypse Missile Launchers to be ordered, and all options to be magnetized)
Princeps: Rex
Titan Legio: Legio Kurogane
Battle Maniple Composition: WLT501, MWH3890, Kurogane Titan Guard, assisting Freeblade Knights

Owner: Shadow
Location: Louisiana, USA
Comments: I'll be documenting the build progress so that it can be shown off to TOC in case they want to see how I did it since multiple options never hurt to have.

Photos:

Work in Progress:
 I am so happy for you Shadow. Congratulations on your next endeavour - Drake Seta.

The lovely dual red boxes of awesomeness.

Lets see how you get on!

Titan Owners Club