Friday, 17 April 2020

Adeptus Titanicus - Titans in Manufactorum - Base colours

Afternoon #warmongers and I am #paintingwarhammer #AdeptusTitanicus. I've done all the metallic highlights and got to a point where I wanted the armour panels on. Typically I'm not sure if that's premature and I'll suffer for adding them too soon.


Washes needed to be added to the metals, but the edging on the armour panels need a bit of highlighting too before that gets to be done.


Now as Legio Gryphonnicus I should be doing these yellow and grey but I do always start with orange. This is the Instar paints IV-17 - a replica of the Macharius Solar Orange Foundation paint. Now the colour matching is looks bob on, it is a great comparison to my original. 


However, straight out of the pot the coverage is nowhere near the same, but that might be because it's not quite mixed thoroughly. I really need to get a stirrer in there to see if there is thicker paint at the bottom. I bought a 50ml pot which was a little extreme, I should have gone with 20ml and got a load of other sample pots to try the range - experience for next time.


The Reaver has not had it's armour plates glued on just yet but it's progressed at the same pace. On the one hand this is going to be a huge success at the end but right now it's a little overwhelming. I'd focused on the Titans for a while but thankfully it helped me return to my Deathwing Knights.


With all the highlights to do on the Terminators I'd been put off and switched to these, now it's time to switch back.


But, when the Deathwing are done I need to get all these metals up to scratch, then shaded so I can focus on the fun of the armour plates... oh and all the weapons. It's weird because with so few figures in a Titan army I was deluding myself into seeing this project like a Warhammer Underworlds Warband, but with 2 Warhounds, Reaver, Knight AND all the weapon options I should have seen it more like painting a 40k Imperial Titan. Or at least it's been as big as doing both my Armigers! Mistakes about the task at hand were made, still we'll get them done in the end.

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