Thursday, April 2, 2020

WIP: Legio Ignatum Warbringer Battle Titan for Adeptus Titanicus

Legion Ignatum Warbringer Battle Titan for Adeptus Titanicus - WIP

Greetings!

I made progress on the Warbringer, now that my MonsterMarch4 pledge is complete.  I masked and airbrushed the panels requiring hazard stripes. Then I started making some progress painting on the gold trim. No mistakes on the stripes this time around, so hopefully no panel repainting in the future.

Legion Ignatum Warbringer Battle Titan for Adeptus Titanicus - WIP

The head is coming along.  More details and shading are necessary before it can be attached to the body. And speaking of the body...

Legion Ignatum Warbringer Battle Titan for Adeptus Titanicus - WIP

Here's more of the gold trim on the feet and upper torso.  I have a whole sprue with the rest of the armor to paint trim on, then shade before I look at any assembly.  There is a decent amount of over spray and then shading and highlighting of the skeleton left to do before I can attach the armor as well. But still, progress. And of course the weapons which I've put aside for now while I focus on the body and armor panels.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and finding means to wait out the pandemic. I feel blessed to have a hobby room full of toy soldiers to pass the time with and decompress when I can get the time.

Until next week.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monster March 4 AT Warlord Titan - TO DONE

Legio Ignatum and Legio Tempestus Warlord Titans

And so we come to the end of another Monster March Challenge.  Above, my completed project stands proudly next to my completed project from last year's #MonsterMarch3.  Two proud Warlords from the Triumvirate of Mars stride across the barren ground of the Red Planet.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan
Gladius Noctis
Gladius Noctis walks! I was able to complete all of the GW plastic weapon options.  Another day, some additional Forge World resin options will be added.  I do have a complete unpainted set already, but I haven't yet decided which Legio should get them, and may indeed order a second set at some point.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

The Bellicosa Volcano Cannons are still my favorite, due to the large gun shields.  Lots of fun things can be done here to personalize your titan.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

Never let your enemies see the rear of your titan! Not much to see here.  I like the hint of red from the rear door. As you see in the pictures, the base was completed on time.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

The right arm Bellicosa Volcano Cannon. These pcitures capture the original Warlord as it was released in the first box set of the game.  Next we'll look at the next run of weapon options...

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

More plasma! Twin Plasma Annihilators are a fearsome sight to behold. And paired Laser Blasters help drop shields to make that plasma count.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

 Here's a close up of the left arm Plasma Annihilator. I should probably get some kill markings on there to match the volcano cannons. I love the look though. I should also mention how well the left leg came out after all the drama I had with it during the project.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

I love the profile of the Warlord with this weapon configuration, even if a bit top heavy.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

Here's a shot with the claw attached. I'm don't see myself using this option in games, but it still looks cool.  I'm planning plasma weapons and a claw for the Tempestus Warlord too.  Maybe I'll play out a fist-to-fist match-up for fun some time.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

Here's a better shot of it with the stripy shoulder armor. Love to see the wasp on the chest peeking out just over the fist at this angle.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

A little change of perspective here, looking down on the Titan. I almost forgot to finish painting the top of the carapace!  I was working on highlights when I realized that I never went in to paint the details on the areas where the void shield generators sit.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

And so I will bring this post and my Monster March 4 challenge to a close. Ups and downs, but great fun was had throughout, honestly.  I love these models.  Fun to build, fun to magnetize, fun to paint.  Hopefully fun to play games with, but I wouldn't know. 😂 Anyway, I'll close with a big ol' seal of DONE for this project.


Stop by later in the week to see where I get with the bonus Warbringer Titan.  I need to finish that off while I have some titan momentum.  Then it's time to consider the next project.  Lots of 30K Dark Angels stuff is waiting...lots of Blackstone Fortress...lots more Titans...it's a target rich environment for projects right now!

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Monster March 4 AT Warlord Titan - Week Four Progress

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP
One Warlord with All the Fixin's
Greetings and welcome to the (near) end of Monster March, week four.  I have a couple days left to pull the project in before the end of the month, but here's where it is at today. All of the necessary decals have been applied (there's always room for more!) and everything but the base is painted to an above average table top standard, at least.  The base must get done before the end of the challenge!  I'd like to see final highlights as well, but we'll see.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

I am really psyched with how this project has turned out. The color scheme is so much more vibrant than what I'm used to and should look great across the table from my Legio Tempestus engines. I am fortunate to take this project on after the Legio Ignatum decals were released.  I may be one of only a few 'net examples out there with the new imagery applied. There are of course few to no official examples to base my work on, so I'm mostly making up where and how to place the iconography. I hope to honor the Titan Owner's Club with my choices. 

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - upper carapace detail

A waspish head looking shield features prominently on the upper carapace.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - chest detail

Underneath, loyalty to both the Collegia Titanicus and the Legio Ignatum (Fire Wasps) is clearly displayed.  I imagine that is what anyone on the ground is going to see looking up at the Titan for miles around. :)  Shins may be blocked more by terrain. The Mechanicum is honored on the right knee.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - right arm detail

Here's a look at the right shoulder and weapon arm. Again, Fire Wasp iconography boldly displayed, with a nod to the Collegia Titanicus on the gun shield.  A few black skull kill markers are displayed representing past engine kills with the weapon.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - left arm detail

Here's a detailed look at the left shoulder with the Arioch Power Claw attached. The claw is just amazing.  I could spend a lot more time detailing it - and may once beyond Monster March 4. On the upper arm plate, we have a nod to the Cog Mechanicum in honor of the Deus Mechanicus (Omnissiah) animating this great claw.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - Arioch Power Claw

Here's a close up of the Arioch Power Claw. Just a beautiful piece of work in the molding. Great fun to paint.  I see now, while posting this, that I have some clean up to do just above the upper arm plate.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - right arm Belicosa Volcano Cannon

I love the Bellicosa Volcano Cannon with its large shield.  Great for showing off a Legio's heraldry.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - left arm Belicosa Volcano Cannon

I decided to mirror the iconography on the matching weapon arms.  Only two engine kills so far for this mighty weapon.  As I'm unlikely to play more than a handful of games with these models, I'm going to consider adding new decals for any actual kills in a game.  But that's just a thought at this point. Since these engines are expected to have long histories, I wanted to start out with some kills already logged in any case.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - right arm Plasma Annihilator

Now the mighty Plasma Annihilator arms. I haven't gotten to kill markers for these weapons yet.  I'm still thinking about it since there is less surface area for the armor shields due to the metal cross bracing, based to the size of the skull son the Legio Ignatum decal sheet.  I may look through my Decal collection for smaller skulls.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - left arm Plasma Annihilator

I chose the little hexagonal (hive imagery) wasp head symbols for the upper shoulders to match the shield on the upper torso.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - Titan Laser Blasters

And last but not least we have the other carapace weapon option.  No decals so far for the carapace weapons.  I don't want to make things any more busy looking than they already are and I figure those portions of the titan are barely visible to any but other titan crews or pilots of the Imperial Navy.

That brings me to the end of my Monster March 4 show and tell for this week.  I'm really enjoying the project.  These Titanicus models are really first rate to work with.  And after magnetizing things, its just fun to sit and swap around weapons for various looks from the titan. I can really geek out on these models!

I have seen some great finishes already.  Best wishes to the rest who are still wrapping things up like me.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monster March 4 AT Warlord Titan - So many weapons...

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

This week, I'm plowing through all the weapon options I have built for this titan.  It's turning out to be quite a lot, but I'm getting there.  Here is a shot of what I'm working on...

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP - weapons

A nice selection to get started.  I have all of the Forge World options as well, but I'm not sure yet what I'll keep for Tempestus and what will got to Legio Ignatum.  I know...in the end I'll just get a second set and be done with it.

Anyway - short post today...must March on! Check back later in the week to see where I get to.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Monster March 4 AT Warlord Titan - Week Three Progress

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

Well, week three of Monster March 4 is coming to a close and it is time to reveal the week's progress. As promised, I have the model assembled and can now reveal what it will look like.  Gladius Noctis walks!

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

Shown hear with missiles, plasma, and a fist, this Legio Ignatum titan looks fierce. With various mistakes managed and put aside, I continued to complete armor trim and shading so the panels could be attached to the titan's frame.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

I'm using custom washes for shading this time around and I must say that I'm digging the results.  These custom washes track to the crevasses better and really avoid staining which is a major plus. I'll admit that multiple coats are needed to get some of the darker results, but I'm fine with that.  More coats means more control over the contrast one is trying to achieve.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

Much of the body and leg detail has been completed, though it's dark and doesn't show up well in the pics. The back door can be seen above at least. Piston shafts have been picked out in Vallejo steel to be shinier that the duller metal of the rest of the titan.  There will be some bronze/brass details in the gears I think, if time permits.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

I almost stripped and repainted the rear shoulder plates.  I might have liked the stripes to be less up and down so they matched the front better in pattern.  But honestly, they are not visible from the front so the front and back having different looks is fine.

Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan WIP

At this point, I have to focus down on the weapons as I have another set of carapace weapons, and all the arms to complete by the end of the month. In addition, I have to complete the model's base and address all the highlights, though many basic highlights have already been achieved in the original painting and shading process.

Oh, and decals!  I have the new Legio Ignatum decal sheet so I need to get those on the model soon too before I do any final shading and weathering.  I'm excited to see how the model looks with the full livery applied (fire wasps and all).

So, despite the set backs I'm in a good place to push through to the end of the month and complete this titan.  The Warbringer bonus titan will likely have to wait - but that's why it was bonus.

I'm looking forward to seeing where everyone else is at with their projects.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!