Friday, December 30, 2016

Tempestus Rex

Here is the culmination of many hours of toil. I present to you, Mars Alpha Pattern Warlord Titan, Tempestus Rex, ("Storm King" in low Gothic) of the Legio Gryphonicus.

I am well pleased at the way it came out. As with many large projects, there are a few small things I would do a bit differently, but nothing major. It has been one hell of a build, and one of my best.

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement, it helped a lot in the dark times when there was just so much left to do. Booze and cursing The Jeff helped a lot too.

Now it's time to see what 3,000 points of imperial Guard Tanks can do to it.

The Big Guns Never Tire
And What A Joyous Sound They Make

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy X-Mas

Happy Holidays to all! Be it Christmas, Hanukkah, or the Ascension of Tzeentch, may you have a great time.

I know the Warlord update is very late, but weather (cold and very windy) has prevented the final spraying of dullcoat. The Titan looks terrible in photos right now due to the glossy coat I put on as part of the decals stage. Maybe next week for the glorious reveal.

So have a excellent holiday(s) and feel free to invoke Metal Santa on a T-80 for an extra mulligan.

Go Roll Some Dice
In The Name of Holiday Cheer

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...