Monday, October 29, 2018

A Candy-Apple Reaver Titan, Proxy Carapace Weapons and Some Terrain


In my last post I had a Warhound scout titan sporting a candy-apple paint job, so this time out I have a Reaver medium war engine decked-out in a similar scheme.



The inspiration for these came from an excellent YouTube airbrush tutorial I sourced from Moggy's Miniatures. I was so impressed by how he achieved the effect that I wanted to give it a go with a few of my Legio Mortis titans. 


Though definitely not as adept as Moggy's work, I think the graduated gloss red combined with the brass edging gives a suitably decadent, Chaos-y look.


As I mentioned in a previous post, the Reaver kit strangely does not offer the same level of magnetization options as its larger Warlord cousin, so the hobby saw came out for some quick service in order to allow the swapping around of the various weapon bits.

Reaver Power Fist
In addition to the Reaver, I've made up a new set of carapace weapons for my Warlord titans in the form of a brace of Mars Pattern Laser Blasters. 



GW continues to be asleep at the switch in providing support for Adeptus Titanicus, so I printed these from 3D files I found on Thingiverse (thanks Stroganoff!). The edge detail is a bit soft, but I think they're excellent on the whole. 



Again, I popped in some magnets so they could be swapped-in to replace the stock missile launchers. Good to go!

The Mortis Family:


To finish off, here are a few more pieces of terrain that I've added to the collection.

A reactor complex...



...and a set of shield generators.





That's it for now, folks! Thanks for dropping in and have a great week!

31 comments:

  1. Very nice Curt especially the scenery!

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  2. That a cracking red finish alright.

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    1. Cheers Dave. There's no denying that it's rather red in colour.

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  3. Very cool stuff! I specially like that your bases and terrain also include enough debris to make it look like actual battle has been raging and not with a crew of cleaners behind each unit to do the mopping up! Really like the Power plant too, would it be printable in Battletech scale I am now wondering...

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    1. Thanks Sander. The reactor could easily be used for battletech. Let me know and we'll work something out.

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  4. Very lovely work indeed Curt and those scenery pieces as absolute gems!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher. I find with this type of game you absolutely need good scenery for the titans to stomp around in (and blow up).

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  5. Hey brother, another fabulous job and a nice distraction from the next round of diaper changes! Cheers, Douglas

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    1. I aim to serve. Best wishes and hugs to The P-Machine. :)

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  6. I am supremely jealous of your airbrush skillz my friend, amazing work.

    And incredible terrain! Keep it coming! I’m sure that reactor complex is totally carbon neutral...

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    1. Thank you Greg - there was a lot of trial and error behind that effect...

      Yes, the reactor emits nothing but rainbows and the mist from fat happy whales. Don't mind the endless line of orphans going in through the back...

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  7. Excellent work, Curt. That red gloss effect is simply splendid :)

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  8. Red make them go faster, right?

    Nice job on the Reaver Titan!

    The reactor and shield generator are marvellous! Is that something you printed yourself as well?

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    1. Thanks Tim. The terrain bits are print files from Thingiverse as well (I tried but couldn't track down the names of the creators).

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    2. That is just so cool! It never ceases to amaze me the things you are able to find and print and make paint them up to look so slick!

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  9. Lovely shiny painting on your Titan's and the scenic pieces are splendid!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! My Legios are all about the shiny. :)

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  10. Wonderful work my friend! Greg and you really seem to be on fire with that new game.

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    1. Thanks Nick. Yes, Greg and I are having a good bit of fun with the rompy, stompy kit. I expect I'll burn myself out soon and be back to the Renaissance...

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    1. Thank you Juan! It's been a long time - great to have you visit.

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  12. Those warmachines are impressive, Curt! The red and bronze really pop, but I'm more a fan of the grimy metal bits. Grand job! The terrain also looks suitable for a galaxy far,far away. ;)

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