Greetings! Towards the end of January 2021, I began painting a second Reaver Battle Titan for my Adeptus Titanicus Legio Ignatum force. I had to put the project on the shelf to make way for my Squaduary 2021 and #MonsterMarch5 work. But the Psi-Titan for #MonsterMarch5 inspired me to keep painting mini-titans, so I took the Reaver project off the shelf and got back to work on it.
I left the project at a point where the armor was ready to be attached, so that's where I started. After a little 5-minute two-part epoxy, and some patience, here's how it looked. I left the head off to make painting around it more convenient. Once the glue dried, it was time to finish the paint work. The little places where the pieces were clipped from the sprue got touched up first.
The head was finished (eye lenses and what not), and then attached. The weapons were detailed and the armor plates cleaned up of any mistakes. The missiles were painted too.
Details like the void generator were painted, along with parts of the Titan's skeleton (like the backs of the legs, and various piston shafts). Then the armor trim and other various bits were shaded and cleaned up. The base got painted next and the titan was finally glued down - it's just resting on its base in the pictures above.
Once glued down, the weathering powders were applied and left to dry thoroughly. Also, the armor trim and a few other bits were highlighted. All of the painting details can be found above under the painting recipe tab for Legio Ignatum. Some heat staining on the weapon arms was attempted and the transfers were applied. I think I went too light on the weapons, so another pass will likely happen prior to wrapping things up.
Applying transfers to titans is always fun. I get into picking through my collection of transfer sheets looking for a good mix of heraldry for these god engines. I take into account how they would be viewed form different angles, but particularly from the ground since they tower over most non-titan viewers.
The cogs on the backs of the weapon arms were re-painted gold for more pop. I realized I had used bronze by mistake after comparing this titan to the first Legio Ignatum Reaver I completed. This is the point I make such comparisons to insure I am being consistent among members of the same Legio.
Here, again, the heat staining is really too faint to be seen in the photos. While I favor a subtle hand here, this is perhaps way TOO subtle. I'll fix that up next session when I look over the model once more for things that got missed or still need cleaning up.
She's otherwise very close to complete. One more session and I'll seal the model and call it done. I'm so glad I got this one under way prior to the annual challenges so I could knock it off so quickly now. What I'm sharing here is the result of only three (relatively) short evening painting sessions since completing the Warlord-Sinister.
What are you all working on now? I'm not sure what I will move on to. I'm looking forward to painting Heavy Intercessors, but I also have Blackstone Fortress heroes and more First Legion models in the queue...and maybe some Aeronautica Imperialis at last? And more tiny titans!!
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