Adeptus Titanicus – Warhound Scout Titan – Easter build

On Facebook there was this easter blitz group build that I participated in. It started on thursday at 18:00 local time and ended on monday at 12 PM local time. The subject was to build one kit during the alloted time.
I choose to build this Warhammer 40k Scout Titan.

Warhound scout titans box

There’s parts to build two in the box, but I opted to build just one, as I wasn’t sure I would make it in time otherwise.
I started with the legs and feet.

The build started

The feet are different and I had to check the stance before glueing them in place. I built upper body and removed and prepared the armour plates.

Feet glued and parts prepared

I glued both available heads. Will choose the one that matches the plates I’ve choosen.

Both heads

In the box there’s four different weapons to choose from. I built all four. There’s actually two of each which gives a few options.

Four different guns

The small 5 mm magnets seemed to fit perfectly.

Magnets added

Once all parts was prepared and ready, they got a cote of black.

Parts primed black

Then the guns, legs and body got a cote of Vallejo black metal.

Black metal painted

Then the other parts got a cote of grey. Trying to paint from the top and down in a zenithal highlight manner.

Grey primer

Then I painted white primer from above, or at least trying to keep an angel as if from above.

White highlight

I did the same with the metal parts and painted a lighter metal colour from above. Once dry I dry brushed with a even lighter metal colour.

Metal highlight painted

The upper armour plates got yellow paint. First a litte darker yellow, building up to a brighter colour.

Top armour painted yellow

Then the plates was glued in place, I also painted the gun plates by hand and the toes got red paint.

Body assembled and guns painted

The leg plates got painted purple and the heads was painted red.

Leg plates painted purple and heads red

At this point it was not much time left of the group build, and I had to hurry a bit to be done.
Everything was assembled, and I painted some trim with black and some with gold.

I did some more painting before the deadline, and here’s how far I got with about 15 minutes left of the time.

Finished build
Rear side

I’m quite happy with how far I got during the weekend, considering all family related easter activities and other stuff taking away from the build time. I don’t want to have it any other way as family goes first.

I’ve alrady started to touch up and add details that I didn’t have time to paint before the deadline. I might also add a few decals and I also need to sort the base.
I think next update will be in the finished builds section.

Adeptus Titanicus – Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan – finished

This is my first Warhammer 40k large Titan model that I’ve built. I think they look cool and wanted to build one for a very long time. I can’t say I know much about them or the 40k world, I just like the looks of figures and stuff.

Anyway, now it’s finished, and here’s some pics!

I’m quite happy with how it turned out! That said, there are things that perhaps could be improved upon, and things I still need to practice. There will be more opportunities in the future to buy and build more both large and small figures.
I truly enjoyed builidng and painting this one!

Adeptus Titanicus – part 5.

The eagles got some paint.

Eagles and shields painted
Eagles and shields painted

All but the head assembled.

Titan almost done
Titan almost done

Parts picked apart for some edge highlighting.

Edge highlighting
Edge highlighting

I glued one of the heads and added some decals.

Head and decals added
Head and decals added

Last thing to do was to add some interest to the base. A few bits of plastic and some technical dirt paint was added.

Added scrap to base
Added scrap to base

Now I need to let that dry and then paint dirt and metal bits, and perhaps add some grass or turfs. then I think it’s done!

Adeptus Titanicus – part 4

Two of the leg plates got red stripes.

Red stripes painted
Red stripes painted

Here’s a pic of most of the plates after painting two layers.

Painted armour plates
Painted armour plates

The plates for the plasma guns was glued in place.

Armour plates glued
Armour plates glued

Then it was time for some gold paint.

Gold trim painted on some plates
Gold trim painted on some plates

Painting the gold trim took quite some time, but now most of them are done.
I thought making the upper body movable would be a fun thing, and after getting a few small magnets, I drilled out holes that snuggly fit the magnets and glued them there.

Magnets installed
Magnets installed

It actually worked like a charm and there’s no problem lifting the whole Titan in the upper body.

With that done and the trim finally painted, it was time to put on some armour.

Leg plates done
Leg plates done
Backside
Backside

I also started painting parts of the body armour.

Body armour plates
Body armour plates

Left to do is to decide what to write on the banners, and how the eagles should look.
I’m thinking of painting the rim of the shield and cogs in gold, and painting the wings in black.

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.

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.