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.



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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

  9. Lovely!

    Great to see the old titan base, too.

  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!

  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.