Adeptus Titanicus – part 3

Painting this one is quite time consuming, due to all details and the armour plates that also need to have shades and layering.

I’ve painted one of the heads and only have minor details left to do.

One head painted
One head painted

Right now it looks quite shiny, and perhaps a layer of flat varnish will bring down the shinyness a bit.

I had painted everything in metal, but realized that the upper plates on the body should have the same colour as the other armour plates.
I first painted with Kantor blue and then did layers with lighter colours by hand.

Armour plates painted
Armour plates painted

I wasn’t happy with the look of some of it, and it looks a lot lighter seen through my camera lens. So I decided to use the airbrush to lay a thin layer of Kantor blue on top.
This is the first time I use my masking putty to mask off the surrounding areas.

Black goo everywhere
Black goo everywhere

I’ve also painted the large plasma guns.

Plasma guns
Plasma guns

I checked a video about painting plasma guns, and I think I’ll try to improve the glow somewhat.

Still need to complete some armour plates and detail painting och the body before I start final assembly.

Adeptus Titanicus – part 2

Next up was two large plasma guns that goes where the arms normally goes.

Large plasma guns
Large plasma guns
Guns with mounts and armour plates
Guns with mounts and armour plates

I’ve glued the mounts to the guns, but so far omitted all plates. Will glue them on later when most of the internal structure and plates are painted.

I used some Vallejo black to paint all the different sub assemblies and backside of the armour plates.

All parts painted black
All parts painted black

I struggled a bit with my air brushes and by the looks of it the black is a bit uneven.
I don’t think it’ll matter much as almost everything will be painted in a dark metal colour.
Perhaps in a zenithal primer kind of fashion.

Secret Santa x 2

This year I opted to participate in two Secret Santa group builds.
One on the Swedish forum IPMS Gothenburg, and the other on Hobbylink International.
The reason is that I like to be surprised of not knowing what’s in the box or who’s giving, at least not until the gift is opened.

From my Secret Santa here in Sweden I got this little parcel.

Swedish Secret Santa gift
Swedish Secret Santa gift

And inside I got this kit.

The gift inside
The gift inside

Looks like a nice kit, as Eduard usually does pretty nice kits. Looking forward to building it.

The Secret Santa package wasn’t wrapped due to high shipping costs, and therefore, most packages was bought online in the country it was supposed to deliver to.
Mine looked like this:

Gift delivery box
Gift delivery box

And inside it I found this kit.

The gift inside
The gift inside

For me this was a nice and also unexpected gift!
I took a peek inside.

Inside the box
Inside the box
All the parts
All the parts

It looks very nice indeed and even have figures. Looking forward to building this one as well.
I just need to get my Titan off the build table.

Adeptus Titanicus – Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan

I always thought the Warhammer 40k titans looked cool, so I bought one recently just to see how it is to build and paint. It’s a bit of a challenge as I never built or painted a model like this.

Adeptus Titanicus box
Adeptus Titanicus box
Contents
Contents

In the box there’s 4 set of sprues, instructions, decals and a set of cards and rules for this unit in the Adeptus Titanicus game.

Assembly starts with the hip or pelvis.

Pelvis
Pelvis assembled

Next is the upper legs.

Upper legs
Upper legs

First leg and complete (almost) foot.

Leg and foot
Leg and foot

First complete leg

First leg done
First leg done

Without knowing I had done my first mistake, but first a pic of both legs done.

Both legs done
Both legs done

Looking good, isn’t it? It wasn’t until I’ve glued both legs to the pelvis, that I noticed that the feet leaned outwards instead of standing flat on the ground.
So I started to break the feet away with the help of Tamiya thin and some tools. One leg that I had glued that day was fairly easy to remove, but the other one was assembled the day before, and actually ended up breaking at the fot joint.

After cleaning things up, I glued the right foot in the right place. And while that was drying I started with the torso.

Torso started
Torso started

This is how it looked like after the legs had dried and was glued to the pelvis again, and next to it the torso taking shape.

Leg assembly and torso
Leg assembly and torso

Adding more parts to the upper body.

Some more stuff added
Some more stuff added

Then there was a bit of weapons to choose from. I also had a bit of problem assembling the movable gun attachment point.

Multiple gun choices
Multiple gun choices

There are also three different head to choose from.

Three heads
Three heads

I haven’t choosen head or weapons yet, but it’s leaning towards the guns I’ve inserted and the left head.

A few more parts to assemble before I need to start painting, including all the armour plates, that will go on last.

My little (or not so little) black friday/christmas gift to myself! :)

Sometimes temptation gets too strong, and when my local online hobbyshop had 15% off on this and other kits, I simply couldn’t help myself, and ordered the most expensive kit I ever bought!

Lancaster 32nd scale box
Lancaster 32nd scale box

Hopefully I’ll get time to build it sometime next year, but first I need to sort my hobby room, where I need a larger working desk to accomodate large kits like this.