Thursday, October 22, 2009

Remembering the Titans, Some Bits Box Justice.


I started with all this Warhammer nonsense in the mid 80s.
High School, new wave, Ska, skate boarding, acne, girls and Warhammer.

I have mentioned those days a bit here.

Yeah, that's me, about 16 I think.

I didn't play the game, but I was buying and painting the figures.

In 1988 I played my first real Warhammer game; Adeptus Titanicus. While not Warhammer, it was from the Warhammer universe, and I finally got to use minis in a GW tabletop game, and it was fun.

I played that game with two guys named Christian.

21 years later, I am happy to say that I played my most recent 40k game against one of the same guys.

I never played Adeptus Titanicus again, or even painted any of the models, so today, a little bits box justice.

I found this plastic Beetle style MkI Warlord Titan from Adeptus Titanicus, in bad shape in the bits box.

I have ignored this guy and he has been knocking around and getting pushed aside while searching for just the right little thing for whatever conversion I was working on.

I figured it was time to renew this poor old veteran, so I gave it a Simple Green bath to strip it, magnetized the weapons and painted it up.


Shot from this low angle, like this, these look massive, but they are actually quite small.

I decided to break up the large flat areas with some muted wavy lines, an idea I remembered from a WWII German night fighter.


I like the way the weathered hazard stripes on the chainfist & rocket launcher turned out.

If you get a chance, pick up an older model that you remember from the good old days, and give it a good build up and paint job that it deserves.

John

11 comments:

  1. Looks great. The restoration is...impressive.

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  2. Very nice! I like the wavy lines... gives it some texture...

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  3. Great job! As an off and on again old timer it is always great to see some of the older lines painted up so well. Kudos to you.

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  4. Better than my high school picture. I brushed my hair back to try and make myself easier to be seen. Turns out my bangs made me look like I had a rat tail.

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  5. Great paint job and fun write up! I wonder what I have floating around in my bitz box...

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  6. Blast from the past, Vanilla Ice hair due. :P

    Just messin' with ya. On a more serious note that titan looks really good. I have to agree that the weathered hazard strips turned out incredible.

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  7. That Titan looks better than any of mine ever did! I too was a Titanicus player... once or twice on the kitchen table.

    As for finding an old mini and sprucing it up. I'm sold. I have just the mini in mind. Expect a post about it in the nearish future!

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  8. Adeptus Titanicus was my first GW game too. Still have all my old Titans, though I don't think I could bear to repaint them.

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  9. Lovely!

    Great to see the old titan base, too.

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  10. Nicely done! I always loved the old 'beetle-back' warlord titans, and you've done a fantastic job on this one. I cut my teeth on Adeptus Titanicus as well - great blast from the past!

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  11. Ive always liked the look of the old epic titan (except the tyranid ones) and your paint job brings out the best in it.

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