I'm taking a little break from the usual midnight clad to bring you something all together different. For the last few years I've been amassing a loyalist titan legion. In the early days I decided upon Legio Astraman simply because I love green but had no green armies to speak of (oi! back in the box Grotsnik). So started the saga of Legio Astraman. I'm very aware that there are very few Astraman titans kicking around, I know of another player in the USA that has a modest force but I've never been one to shy away from an underrepresented force in the war gaming world.
I've actually been painting these with the older Games Workshop paints (which I managed to stock pile before they disappeared for good). The green is a base of Knarloc Green with Goblin Green layered on top. The blues and whites are using the newer paints (Administratum Grey, Ceramite White, Kantor Blue and Calledor Sky) although I'm still using Shinning Gold for the trim.
This week I've been adding a bit more colour to the panels on the titans - namely the knees pads on the two Reavers. All the parts of the titans were primed in Halford's black matt primer and then were given a base coat of Leadbelcher, Warplock Bronze and Rhinox Hide (1:1:1) which I mix up in a washed out tester pot from Wilkos or B&Q. Once dry I then washed the parts liberally with Nuln Oil and then when dry again give them a rough dry brush with Leadbelcher .
So here are the various stages;
|first pass with the Ceramite White|
|finished pads (minus the detail work on the emblem pad)|
To get the straight lines (all my stuff is brush not airbrush) I use sellotape (as it curves around raised sections) and a sharp pencil to mark out the lines - the rest is freehanded on with said brush. Sometimes a little adjustment is needed but usually it's ok out of the gate.
So this is where they all stand for now;
Reaver Titan 'Ardua Dominus Mortem'
armed with three apocalypse launchers
Reaver Titan 'In Monte Iratus'
armed with two volcano cannons and turbo laser destroyer
Warhound Titan 'Dominus Canem'
armed with two turbo laser destroyers
Warhound Titan 'Velox Venator'
armed with vulcan mega-bolter and ursus claw
I'm hoping to bring you more updates from these soon and perhaps some older WIP shots of their creation, along with the other titans I'm still adding to their number.
I'd love to know what you guys think.
(More Night Lords coming soon...)