Having ordered the Precept Maniple Battleforce, I have started thinking about which models I will build and paint first out of the five that come in the box.
I had been thinking about purchasing the Warlord Battle Titan anyhow, so now I have the Precept Maniple Battleforce this may be the first to get built, though thinking about a Warhound first for painting to see what scheme I will do.
Warlord Battle Titans bestride the battlefields of the Imperium, their thunderous tread heralding the destruction of the enemies of Mankind. A mainstay of the Collegia Titanica, Warlord Battle Titans are among the largest and most powerful war machines ever devised by the Mechanicum.
The final model will be around 6” tall which is much bigger than the Epic scale Warlord Titans that came with the original Adeptus Titanicus game. There are many more parts as well, 144 to be exact, compared that with the ten parts of the original epic model (and two of those were the base).
Thinking about construction and painting, do I partially assemble the model and then paint it before finishing off the construction?
The other thing I am thinking about is colour scheme. I am thinking blue as the predominant colour.
As with most of my painting and modelling I do like to see what others have done and when I visited Warhammer World in January 2020 there were many models on display that were inspiring to see.
So much to think about.
The kit comes with three sprues. One is the weapons, another are the (external) shields, whilst the third is the core body structure and the legs.
The first stage of construction is the build the legs. These go together quite easily and you can model the Titan in different stances, even striding forward.
The instructions recommend to paint the legs before attaching the shields.
The main body is quite easy to put together, and like the legs it is recommended that you paint the core body before attaching the shields.
Here is the model so far.
The next stage will be to put the base together and the painting what I have constructed so far.
I have been browsing the web, Instagram and Twitter looking at how people have been basing their Adeptus Titanicus titans. I was a little surprised by how many people were using Epic models and scenery.
The new Adeptus Titanicus is a different scale to the original Adeptus Titanicus (and Epic) with a figure scale of roughly 8mm compared to the 6mm of Epic. In other words a third larger!
However I knew I had a box of old Epic 40000 ruins sprues somewhere in the garage and went to hunt them down. I was a little surprised by how many of them I had in the box.
So I took some of the ruins and affixed them to the bases that came with the titans, focusing initially on the Warlord Titan and the Reaver Titan (as I had constructed their legs so had an idea of where I could put the scenic items.
I also used some plasticard strip, as well as a few spare parts I had from one of my Ork Aeronautica Imperialis model kits.
This is the Warlord Titan base.
Overall I quite like the bases.
I added some slate rubble from an old Warhammer 40 Urban Basing Kit. This I left to dry before then finishing off the base with some Citadel Sand.
This is the Warlord Titan base.
I then gave the base a white undercoat.
With some Warlord Battle Titan legs.
I had given the legs of the Titan a basecoat of Leadbelcher.
Next step will be a basecoat for the base. I used Basilicanum Grey contrast paint as a basecoat.
Quite pleased with the effect of the contrast paint.
It is recommended in the Adeptus Titanic Titan instructions to paint the legs before adding the armour plates. Looking at the armour plates I did think it might be challenging to paint the back of them once affixed. So I decided to follow the instructions and paint the legs first and then paint armour plates separately.
I also decided to paint the armour plates “on the bone” leaving them on the sprue. I gave the sprues a white spray undercoat on both sides, before giving the rear side of the plates a spray of Leadbelcher.
These are the Warlord sprues.
Still thinking about the actual paint scheme for the titans.
Having landscaped and undercoated my Titan bases, I then started drybrushing and detailing the bases.
This is the base.
Here is the base with the Warlord legs.
Another view of the base.
The base with a taller Warlord Titan.