Well… here’s another tank that has my seal of approval! 🙂
I really like the design and the way it looks like a bridge between Landraider/Spartan and Fellblade.
It can be pre-ordered from Forge World now.
Happy Monday fellow hobbyists!
The Rift has been a bit quiet of late while I’ve been feverishly working in the man cave on this fella: Angron.
I’ve used Citadel paints, AK Interactive enamels, Tamiya paints and Forge World weathering powders.
I’m pleased with how he’s turned out and I’ve just acquired Abaddon and Loken to do next. 🙂
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.
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.
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!
Here we are then, pretty much 4 months down the line and having got a good amount done over the Easter break I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere now!
First off, I have now completed the legs! I added some Forge World Aged Rust powder here and there and then gave it a blast of varnish to seal the powder and couldn’t really think of anything else to do which would improve the look… so that must mean the legs are finished 🙂
I also added a few lines of AK’s Streaking Grime to aid the oily/rusty effect but I kept it to a minimum because this is a Mechanicum God engine of the Legio Astorum dammit! When she is not deployed servitors are all up in her grill with WD40 and Turtle Wax! Decrepit and rusty machines are the domain of Chaos!
With the legs completed I started on the markings and details. I’ve been worrying about doing this for some time because there isn’t really any margin for error. If I messed it up then I probably would’ve shelved this beast for a while until I could figure out how to fix it – thankfully, it all went swimmingly!
The first thing to do was add the hazard stripes on the carapace. This is an idea I shamelessly plundered from YouTube painting ninja; TemplarsCrusade01. He’s seriously good, so feel free to go and watch some of his stuff. Anyway, the first job was to matt varnish the carapace and then mask it off.
It was then time for the scary stuff. I loaded some Vallejo White into the airbrush and let loose!
After what seemed like an age (probably only about 30 mins) and a few mugs of tea, I carefully peeled off the masking tape with my fingers firmly crossed. I was rewarded for my (im)patience with this…
I’m pretty pleased with how this has turned out and yes, there is a bleed or two here and there but it could’ve been a hell of a lot worse! Once I was sure it was all dry, I went and tidied up the bleeds as needed and then set about doing the next stage of the scary stuff – the Legio Astrorum Eclipse icon. I’ve done a lot of research online to see how other people have done theirs and I read the Forge World Masterclass book thoroughly as well to make sure I was well prepared.
The plan was to draw round a penny, cut a disc of Frisket Film out and push it on to the other side of the carapace. That’s the nice easy bit done. Next comes the make of break airbrushing again but this time with a little less margin for error. The idea is to create a visible corona with light and careful airbrushing. After doing this and waiting for around 20 mins, it was moment of truth time and i peeled off the film disc.
To be honest, I was VERY happy with that result. It’s the first time I’ve attempted anything like that and it worked a treat. Once I’d finished patting myself on the back I meticulously painted the black eclipse silhouette and started added details here and there, such as the lights and lenses on the cockpit.
That’s where I am now. I think I’ll finish the detailing and then glue the leg armour on before I start messing around with the internals.
As always, thanks for reading and all comments and feedback appreciated.
Hello again Miniature Monday!
This week was actually meant to be Chris’s turn to show off some more Dark Angel models, but given the Tau release I’ve been advised (on pain of death) to post some more of what I’ve been working on.
Here we have from Forge World a Twin Linked, Heavy 2, Plasma Cannon. Deployed during the Taros campaign, this heavy hitter was used to tear holes in Tallarn Chimera columns.
To paint it I’ve used my standard Bork’an Sept colour scheme, Fang and Russ Grey with a heavy Nuln Oil shade. The lights and buttons again are Naggaroth Night, Xerues Purple, Druchi Violet and Genestealer Purple.