Monthly Archives: April 2013

Showcase: Legio Astorum Warhound Titan

This has been a titanic (pun intended!) amount of work but I am thoroughly pleased with the result.

I can’t really list all the paints, washes, powders and materials used but if you are interested just search on the blog here for ‘The Titan Project’ and there are 18 (yes 18! :D) posts detailing the build and paint work.


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Now…  to actually get him into a game…  40k Council of War anyone?




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Battle Brothers Weekend at Warhammer World


Hello folks,

Today Tykens Rift is heading to Warhammer World for demoralising game after game of beardy Grey Knight lists.

So if you’re there too give us tweet and we’ll catch up over a brew at Bugman’s Bar!

@Borkan_Ice @NeilChallis @CPJohnson80 @freexerjin

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High Elves Teaser Video

Well…  that’s to say, we presume that’s what it is 🙂




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Showcase: XV104 Riptide



Well this has been a mission to paint in time for doubles this weekend, but here it is – the Riptide!

I don’t know how well it can be seen from these pics but the black areas have all been dry brushed with Dawnstone grey and washed nun oil. I’m quite pleased with the effect because it really brings out the darker parts of the model. Also apologies for the base not being complete, it requires a flock, but we’re nearly there.

The gun has been magnetised and fits quite well into the arm without showing.
I also pleased that the plastic cast for this kit came with very few mould lines, so I only had to shave off the sprue cuts.



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The Titan Project – Week 18


Here I find myself at week 18, and … well… I’m almost done. I have finished the Mechanicum icons on the back of the carapace and I’ve spread a little Forge World Black Soot weathering powder on the exhausts, vents and near the void shield generators as well as some washes of Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil on the same areas.

The Mechanicum icon was painted with Karak Stone and Abaddon Black as a base and then the bone areas were washed with Agrax Earthshade and then re-highlighted with Karak Stone again and then Krieg Khaki as as a top highlight. The black was lightly drybrushed with Dawnstone and then Administratum Grey and then a light wash of Nuln Oil was applied to the black areas only.


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After that was all finished I then got my lovely epoxy resin out and mixed a batch up in order to stick the bad boy together! I had to hold this in place for 35 minutes (!!) while it set and then I took it into my kitchen to try and take some better photos.


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I took those last pics about 20 minutes or so ago, so I’m as up to date as I can be at the moment. I have a few little tiny bits to finish – such as the lenses on (what I think is ) the rear engine control panel and of course I still need to stick him on his base and finish colouring the clear plastic sheet for the cockpit windows. I’m undecided whether I want to do any real battle damage or not, at this point I think it will either go well and really enhance the look or will go badly and ruin a few months work. What do you think?

I’m going to take a little break from Titan-ing now for two weeks as I’m off to Warhammer 40k Battle Brothers with @Borkan_Ice , @CPJohnson80 and @freexerjin (to give their Twitter names!) and I need to finish my force for that. I expect the next post will be the final one for this particular project, so if there are any questions about anything I’ve done with this model or anything you’d like to know about the painting – please do ask in the comments section. I will always reply.

Once I’m done, I’ll be building and painting a Thunderbolt Fighter! 🙂


Thanks for reading!



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