Wednesday 12 June 2024

Adeptus Titanicus - Titans in Manufactorum - Big Build BASE - TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my #AdeptusTitanicus Titans. Another one of those projects where initial progress seemed so trivial that the effort to record it would have slowed down actually getting it done.

All of the armour panels had been primed on the sprue - red oxide and then a grey primer. I got most of the metallics done too and then I just pulled the trigger and glued the panels in place. It did highlight some dodgy piston placements on the toes - their armour panel looking all wonky. With hindsight I should have added these at the same time. Although the underlying piston is legitimately placed I think something that would be a little less extreme might look more sensible.

I've also seen the two shin cards with a gap between them at the front but I like to join them together. I don't know which is correct [maybe I should look at the box art?] but it has made these two look like they've got flares on compared to my previous Reaver [even though the two panels are also joined]. 

Although, I could just be reacting to seeing the leg covered, when previously it's skeleton was a little more spindly.

At this stage my mind is on fire trying to think of how I will colour them. Some areas I've already decided will be yellow, or blue but even so there are some areas that are unknown.

I'm also giddy with excitement wanting to put the decals on. That's ages off yet, but they bring so much character to the models, I just can't wait.

I was also planning on getting some Basilicanum Grey Contrast paint to help with the dappled effect on the grey that was so challenging last time.

But that was going to need a trip to GW, which I was going to be in Liverpool in a few days, I just had to find a way to not get held up by the delay.

Luckily I had all the guns to add metallics too - so tedious.

They all so fiddly and difficult to hold onto. Eventually I started using screws sometimes to hold them with the magnets. Not ideal, but slightly functional.

The Lancers also got their bases done and metallics splodged on to shade stage.

Progress has been much smother than last time and I am doing a great job balancing that joy of development with the tedium of taking on too much for a batch project.

I mean the weapons are killing me but otherwise I'm really chuffed how well it's going

Bloody Great Big Bloody BASE Stamp of Bloody Approval 

And another 4 [or should be 5 for the 6 bases]

Somehow I just see the Knights bases as one task, that's why I struggle sometimes about what constitutes a TO DONE!

And if I don't know then who does. I just need to just suck it up and say "this is what I say it's worth" because it's not like I have anyone coming along and 'checking my answers'. I'm my own arbiter.

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