Monday, October 1, 2018

The Great Work of the Omnissiah continues!

Forces of the Legio Griffonicus and the Legio Mortis grow!
I've been neglectful of my blog for the last couple of weeks but still managed to get a lot painted in the meantime. My painting area is mostly consumed with titans of all sizes from the latest incarnation of Adeptus Titantanicus. Like a complete madman, I've decided to create two forces for playing AT - a Loyalist Legion and a Traitor Legion.

The Traitor Legion I chose was the "Death's Heads" of the Legio Mortis. You can see the Warlord class titan painted up here. Next up was to add a newly released Reaver Titan to the force. 

The Warlord Titan, Mors Destinarat is joined by the Reaver Titan, Ferrum Gloria.
The Reaver kit was definitely less fun for me to build than the Warlord.
Mostly because I didn't find it to be as posable and it certainly was designed
to be less easily magnetized than the Warlord kit.
I ended up gluing the power fist option in place, as it would have required
purchasing some new, smaller magnets to do it right. I'm ok with this, though.
I find the power fist to be iconic and I know I'll field at least one regardless
of its in-game effectiveness.
The other arm, however is magnetized. It required using a
power drill to create recesses to countersink the magnets. It
was quite the effort, but worth it in the end.

For the Loyalist Legion, my decision was an easy one - the Legio Griffonicus. I've wanted a War Griffon's force ever since seeing this illustrated spread in White Dwarf many moons ago. Wayne England's fantastic art fired my imagination, and while the scheme and titan patterns have changed over the years I'm super excited to have an updated force of these cats.



The initial forces of the War Griffons; the Warlord, Bellum Est Dominar and the Reaver, Ululate Furoris.

The Warlord was every bit a joy to build as the first one. I'm super happy with the yellow
- looks like painting all those Imperial Fists has paid off!

I equipped the Reaver with two gatling cannons (one taken from the first Reaver kit)
so that running intro games has some variety. 
I also painted up the Laser Blaster and magnetized all of the weapons
and arms.
Just a detail shot of his behind. (Technically called the
"Caboosium" in Imperial High Gothic)
While I didn't love assembling the Reaver, its still a
GOOD kit. My main complaints are really the lack of
easy magnetization was compared to the Warlord kit -
especially as the Reaver doesn't come with all of the
weapons options available to it.

My plan is to do two classic Titan Maniples of 1 Warlord, 2 Reavers and 2 Warhounds, so I've still got add another Reaver kit to each. I will preserve!!! 

Cheers!












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