Monday, 30 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

Genesis of the base has begun

There will be a heavy flamer team flaming some orks in the doorway under the balcony and maybe a flaming ork running out.

There will be a heavy bolter team in the hole in the wall to the right of the picture laying down surpressing fire down the street I have concentrated bullet damage on the building at the far end in the area the bolter fire would likely hit.

This will be end of the street that the orks will be coming from jumping over rubble and generally getting shot

AND there is even room for the reaver..................

Just about :D  

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

Vast majority of the gluing is finished; just the guns to do.  But before I glue them on I needed to start the weathering on them.  As such I worked on the barrel scorching on the turbo lasers for the most part I am happy although I would have preferred the soot on the end to have been more matt and I might even hit it with a little Daler and Rowney matt varnish

Monday, 23 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

There is a lack of pictures, mainly because I see no point.  At the moment I am in the process of gluing all the composite parts together and due to the glue being some super duper araldite there is much waiting.  So it would just be pictures of the same thing with another bit glued on....sort of like a resin based "spot the difference" competition.  

But my thoughts thus far are:- 

  1. Now it is starting to come together it is truely heartwarming to realise I made the right descision both in the original purchase and choices in respect of colours
  2. It really is bloody massive
  3. And SOOOOOOOOOO fecking heavy
  4. Did I mention how big it is D:
I anticipate it being gameable by the weekend but then there is so much more to get done after that, weathering, base, main banner and gun penants.  

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

This is happening fast

just have to wait for bits to glue as the super strength araldite takes 24 hours to dry 

but a song says it all.........

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata


I know I have been shit with updates......

I blame...........

However i have now managed to get all the gold done ready for shading; which will commence when I start attaching bits so I know what needs shading the most, and all the brass on the endoskeleton done also.

I have also started to glue together all the sub assemblies, so far we have some feet done.

The legs are now lovely and stable but most importantly a massive amount of bits of foam with pistons and armour parts stuck on cocktail sticks has vanished and turned into something wonderful, sort of like a resin was beginning to fecking depress me greatly being surrounded by bits of crap 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

More progress on the carapace and the knee pad

I had to reduce the red lighting bolt on the Legio symbol otherwise it would not have fit or the star and eye would have had to have been reduced nulifying the impact of it.  I think it is rather eye catching *boom tish*......



I'll get my coat  :D

Apart from the gold work I dub thee done

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

Work on the carapace has progressed, all the scroll work is done, not taken a photo yet and it is currently hidden under the masking tape so I will mark that down as a to follow :)

A friend of mine Drew vectorised the Legio Invigilata symbol as i was originally going to airbrush it by making a stencil, however the stencil making was more hassle that it was worth, still thanks to Drew for doing the image, I still used it as a guide for freehanding.

So far it looks like this

It is not perfectly symmetrical but it is on a ridge so it looks much better when looking at it in reality, that said I think it still looks fairly decent in the picture.  Just need to do the 2 red lightning bolts and done.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Danol's Retribution - Reaver-Class Titan of the Legio Invigilata

So week and a bit "wasted" repainting the shoulder pad and knee pad checkers.......

But I have learnt a number of things about myself in the last two weeks
  1. I have the paticence of a saint.
  2. In the face continuous disappointment I manage to continue with a smile on my face.
  3. I am not happy with ok...I must have things right to the point of perfect. To the point of obsessing.
Maybe not good on all three but 2 out of 3 ain't a bad return on positive self evaluation.

But at the end of the 2 weeks I have almost managed to get them as perfect as they were the 1st time they were redone and the varnish made the red run, suffice to say they are as near as damn it to perfection without spending the next 12 months redoing them and loosing my patience would run out eventually right?

So after two weeks of staring at 1cm squares working on something different was a nice change.

Queue the scroll work, I decided that this had the biggest risk of going wrong so I chose to tackle it first all the way to the point of finishing; although I do need to reapply some highlights to the cracking etc on the torso scroll work, the small unreadable scripting on the trailing scoll, and maybe an aquilla inbetween the lines that seperate the top and bottom phrases.  Less talk more pictures 

Translates from Latin as ...... yes you got it Retribution!  But there will be one that decides to point out I missed off an "N"

Translates as.......
Semper Vigilo - Always Vigilant
Custodi Imperatoris - Emperor's Guard 
Deus Bellum - God of War (although this is terrible latin more like God War - "Martem" is what it should be but that would have left too much space)
Educis Mortis - Bringer of Death

End of the day, am happy as larry that I am not painting checkers still :D

Take care and stay awesome.