One week in, here's my status on the Legio Tempestus Warlord. Following assembly, it was time to begin priming the model using Vallejo Surface Primer Black and my airbrush. I love priming this way since I can do it inside easily without fumes using my spray booth (which exhausts outside). I started with the bits still on sprue.
|Priming the armor panels|
|Priming the heads and weapon shields.|
I decided to prime all the options for convenience. Obviously I won't be using the traitor armor, ick. :) Next I stuck some of the loos bits to some double-sided tape and primed those.
|Priming the armored foot pistons|
|Priming some loose body armor.|
Then it was time to prime the rest of the (mostly) assembled warlord. I have more work to do on the base that is waiting for supplies so it is not primed at this stage.
|Priming the legs|
|Priming the body and magnetized weapons|
And now the Warlord with its metal bits...
And that's where things stand for now. The Warlord is looking good, looming over the rest of the maniple so far...
|Legio Tempestus Titan Maniple WIP|
Next up, I began base coating the rest of the model in preparation for painting the camouflage pattern and laying down the checkers. I'm printing a new custom decal sheet of black checkers on a clear background. I picked up some Testors Decal Bonder spray which can be used to seal inject printed custom decals with a normal decal film. This will be much better, I feel, than using matte spray over the decal paper. I hope the Decal Bonder will stop an issue I've had with the black rubbing off while positioning the decals, despite the matte spray trying to seal it in. I'll cover the whole process and my evaluation of the results in a later post.
So to prepare, I sprayed GW White Scar on the white areas and Vallejo Air Medium Gray on the parts to be camouflaged. Masking tape was used to protect various areas during painting, particularly those parts I'm not going to use on this titan.
|painting armor panels onthe sprue|
|painting more bits on sprue|
|Torso armor to be camouflaged|
|painting the missile launchers|
|Plates on the torso and weapons to get camouflage|
|Thinking about camouflaging the torso...|
So that ends week 1 of #MonsterMarch3 for me. I'm busy with family for the long weekend, then I get stuck back in for week two. I'm very excited to watch this beast take form as the various colors get laid down.
Cheers and Happy Gaming!