Friday, December 9, 2016

Almost There

Decals are done, arms have been epoxied, and all smaller parts are attached. The only step left is left is to put all the big parts together. I'm kinda terrified.

That will happen later today, so on Monday there will pictures of a (hopefully!) complete Warlord Titan. It will still need some touch up paints and a final dullcoat, but damn this has been a hell of a project.

As I have said before, I want one of the main weapons to be a Gatling Blaster.
Forge World has yet to produce one but I want to be able to swap it in once they do. I though of a few ways to temporarily mount the Volcano Cannon. Magnets and pinning being the first two. I ruled both those out for practical reasons. I know, heresy against the magnet gods, but the size of the magnet required vs, space available was not a good match. I have gone with...
Yes Velcro! That technology that that we got from the Roswell aliens. Or something like that. I cut some pieces down to fit and damn if it doesn't work.
 Well, mostly. I still had to put some thin cardboard shims along the sides to keep it snug, The end result is a solid mounting that will keep the heavy gun in place for the time being.

All Praise The Machine God
And Maybe the Velcro Aliens Too... 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This Just In...

From the Mantic Games Facebook Page: "Well, we're pleased to announce the winner of the unboxing video is Atomic Warlords"

Thank you to all who watched the video! And a big Thank You to Mantic Games!

I will have a gameplay post up soon-ish. Right after the Warlord Titan is finished...

Go Roll Some Dice
Happy Zombie Hunting

Monday, November 28, 2016

New Fightin' Ground

A few weeks ago I received a nice bit of intel from Warlord Pete about a sale at Frontlines Games, makers of a wide range of fine gaming mats. The discount was very good, and as luck would have it, they are located here in San Diego. I picked the last Urban Combat mat in stock. We tried out a game on it right away.
2K, Tyranids vs Eldar. The mat has multiple deployment zones subtlety marked on them. It is made from a sturdy neoprene and rolls up nicely into its own zippered nylon storage tube.
It was a good game, I had always wanted to kill a Wraithknight with one hit from a Bone Sword, and I finally got my chance. Mrs. Blackheart was not amused at the loss of her Wraithknight.
These photos don't do the mat justice, It looks even better in person. If you are in the market for a new gaming surface it would be hard to do better. Highly recommended.

The Great Devourer Hungers
And Really Likes the Smooth New Surface

Monday, November 21, 2016

Painting Frenzy

Lots of good progress has been made on on the mighty Warlord Titan. It will be a while before I will do anything that has gold trim on it again, but it does look nice. I finished painting up the armor plates, now some need decals before being attached.
The torso is complete, I still have the head and guns to detail, then it will be on to final assembly and then some weathering.

Today's Top Tip: Always keep your coffee mug and paint water a safe distance apart...
Re-enactment. No coffee was harmed, this time.
At least I noticed right after I infused my drink with gold paint. Which just proved I needed more caffeine. Next up: Battle report with a fancy new game mat!

Trust In The Machine God
I Need a Coffee Servitor