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Thursday 15 October 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 10 - Collar armour and Shoulders)

 As I've been working through this model I have been pushing myself into areas of painting I've never dabbled in before.

I started off in my old comfortable way of drybrushing the hell out of it and painting armour in basically solid colours. By the time I had completed the model up to the hips, I was starting to appreciate that this approach - whilst fine for anything up to the size of a tank - was starting to fail.

The model was looking too flat and "slabby".

So I decided to try to vary things up a little and introduced the red & silver "trompe l'oiel" stripes and checkers. I'd never done anything like them before and (whilst I will fully admit my approach is very simplistic) I'm pleased with the results.

So I've decided to try to go a little further and attempt (without a safety net) a little freehand painting:

Stay tuned for more (if you're still awake 😋).

I've also added some shoulders to the model ready to hang some arms off and support shoulder armour:

Done some weathering too 😁.

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Friday 11 September 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 9 - If you want to get ahead...)

 Get a head!

This is undoubtedly my favourite part of the model. I'm impressed with the level of detail that the modeller has put into the design and how well my little 3D Printer has rendered it.

It was fun to print and fun to paint too.

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Saturday 29 August 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 8 - and about time too...)

Why is it that work keeps getting in the way of real life?

It's been about seven weeks since I last posted anything. I've not been idle, but just haven't gotten around to posting as work has kept me busy and I've quite honestly gotten a bit tired of looking at screens.

Anyway - my Titan now has a reactor and some void-shield generators!

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 7 - The only way is up...)

So in the spirit of "Onwards and upwards" I have progressed up past the model's waist into the torso area.

One of the issues I've repeatedly had with this build stems from a total lack of instructions. I ended up mis-building the damn thing again and had to literally tear the torso section apart and put it all back together again. 

Nerve wracking, but it worked. 

As I mentioned in the previous post, I have made a move away from the solid blue/yellow and added a contrasting red/metal stripes/squares pattern. I tend not to do any freehand work, but I decided to challenge myself.

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Tuesday 30 June 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 6 - Armour-geddin' on with it...)

So I decided not to try to solve my issue with the legs bing on backwards as - once the armour was on (hail blu-tak!) it looked OK and seemed to be stable (bye-bye blu-tak, hello glue!).

The trickiest bit was the patella-plates - they're sort of pinned, sort of perched. The rest is fine.

However, I am now facing a new dilemma...

When I started this, I figured "this is going to be a big model. I like to keep my range of colours to a minimum as I dislike 'busy' paintjobs, but all one colour would be a bit too solid."

So I opted for a two-tone scheme. And I'm starting to worry that even that may be too solid. So for the upper part of the model, I might introduce something else. Don't know what yet.

More Warlord Titan Stuff:

Friday 19 June 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 5 - Hip Hip Hooray!)

I have printed, painted and assembled the Titan's upper legs and hips.

I *have* made an error along the way though: I have assembled the lower legs backward (so the front armour is on the back of the legs). Unfortunately I didn't realise this until I'd attached the upper part of the legs.

So the net effect is that the knees are all wrong!

I have dry-fitted the upper leg and knee armour and I think that - when painted - I will get away with it.

I still feel like a complete mung-bean though. I *could* try and break it apart and reassemble it, but I don't want to damage either the model or the paintjob.

I'll soldier on, I think.

Thursday 4 June 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 4 - Two legs!)

Progress is still being made. I've assembled and don initial painting on both lower-leg sections.

This has been a drybrushing jamboree! Hope I don't run short of metallics before finishing this off.

I think the blue/yellow combination works well, but I am realising why I normally avoid yellow - it's a horrible colour to paint with. I've never found a yellow that covers well; it always requires many coats to build up a decent solid cover.

There's a lot of armour left to add to these legs - can't wait!

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 3 - The first leg!)

I have been busy with the glue and the paint and assembled the first let (up to as far as the knee) of my 3D Printed Warlord Titan.

I must say as a relative newbie to 3D Printing I am very impressed with what can be achieved with a very low-cost machine.

The detail in the model is impressive and the printer is doing a great job!

The printed parts are rock-solid. I don't doubt that there will be times when a re-inforcing pin or two may be required, but on the whole - as I said - I am very impressed.

I've decided on a two-tone colour scheme (yellow/blue). As yet there is no weathering - I'll get on to that later - and there is also a heap more armour to apply:
Necromunda model added for scale

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 2 - Been busy printing...)

Hi all

Whilst this may be my first post for a few months I have not been idle (and neither has my 3D Printer!)

I have printed, assembled and painted loads more of my Titan project (and I'm still not finished) but I have been remiss in not posting about it. My blog has been horribly ignored for a while and I need to do something about that.

So, here is the first in a series of catch-up posts on the Titan.

So you can see from the photo above that I have printed all the parts required to build the Titan up as far as the knees. The feet have been assembled, spray-undercoated and given a first drybrush. The other bits (in black) just spray-undercoated and the white parts were fresh off the printer when the photo was taken.

I took the photo on my cutting mat to give an idea of scale (the squares are 1cm).

More updates WILL follow!

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Warlord Titan (Part 1 - First foot forward...)

So I got myself a new toy last year - a 3D Printer. My intention is to use it for creating scenery pieces.

As is my wont, however, after using the machine to print several upgrades for itself and learning a bunch in the process, I got distracted...

I'm still going to use it for scenery pieces (I have a bunch of stuff to print for my Middle Earth SBG Moria army, for example), but I have discovered that some nice person has created the models for printing a 28mm scale Warlord Titan.

So now I'm making one of those.

These things take a long time to print - the five components making up this foot took a couple of days, for example. This is a project that I will be running with for some time.

Now a confession: I have actually printed quite a bit of this model and am working through painting it up, so there will be a series of posts over the next few weeks to get me up to date with where I really am, then it may well all slow down.

Wednesday 8 January 2020