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Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I should have done this when I got my pre-order in the mail. But life events put it off a few years.
Currently the timing doesn't seem any better (was laid off at christmas, having trouble getting
back into school, financial problems, bla bla life). Hopefully I will find the motivation to fit this in.
I don't have my paints set up, so it may be a while. Plus my painting skills keep me from wanting
to destroy such a lovely model.

Forge World cares so much about their products to ship them very securely....


Yet somehow they manage to get it all in there and surrounded with bubble tape.
This is how I imagine the Titan drop pods work.



And when you dump out the contents you've got almost a dozen plastic baggies full of crack,
I mean Forge World.



Hydraulic assemblies.


Reaver Titan Princep as he sits and judges my lack of progress...

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Do it! or mail it to me

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Made in au
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator



Victoria AUS

Build ittttt kmon you can do it! You can do it all night long. :p

*swivels pelvic region*

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pre heresy deathguard project!

DKoK side project!

check out my P&M blog. 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Good luck

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

So I was washing up my Reaver when a couple bad things happened. Firstly I dropped my camera which bounced off the counter then the floor. I broke the focus mechanism on one lens, thought I trashed my flash too, turns out it has a bounce function I wasn't aware of... Luckily the camera appear to be fine otherwise.




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So I went to wash up my resin as you must do. Good old simple green. No matter what you clean with-there will always remain a surface sheen on the resin. I assume everybody who has received FW resin knows what I mean, same with my Warhound titan.



As I was washing up I started to feel like there wasn't enough pieces.



Had to be careful, didn't realize it included parts which I may have lost down the drain.



One of the multiple poor souls who sacrificed to become one with the machine.... What is the fluff on these, are they servitors? Covered with simple green.



It's these details which me want to make it all full access, magnetize everything so you can open it up. But I also fear the paint job I would do wouldn't be adequate. Not withstanding, I assume the consensus would be in agreement to make the interior details accessible?



The first tiny thing I need to fix are some of the Gatling blaster barrels, Just putting them in some hot water almost seems enough. I've read of this heated sand technique as well. Anybody with some good tips?



Sadly, after drying up all the pieces and grouping them into piles, I've realize I'm missing all of the pistons, I must have left a container of medium pieces in storage (250 miles away). I will procedure as I can for now, I fear this will stop me soon since everything has pistons and tubes on it.



Next step I will begin cleaning the mold lines, flashing, getting dry fits and getting an idea of what kind of pose I want.

Reavers generally aren't posed very dynamic, I'm not sure if this is due to the limitations of the models design or what.

Also, I didn't base my Warlord, anybody have any opinions/experience with large model basing.... Should I?

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2012/02/23 07:07:19


Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Fully magnetized
For a base, I would go to home depot and look for a plaque. you could laquer it and make it shine really nice, so it is almost "on display"

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I didn't think of basing it that way, I would have went with a city ruin. I'm curious what peoples opinions are, too bad you can't put polls in threads.

Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I have been slowly cleaning and getting familiar with the parts of this "kit".
They actually label some of the parts, which was unexpected.

Lots of sawing, scraping and sanding.

I've had to start referring to the FW photos to figure out where some pieces go.

I currently have a surprising number of parts that I've yet to determine location. I may have to ask for help. It's like a puzzle as well as a model.

On the Warlord titan the tubes are actual rubber, which obviously presents a problem for painting, this time they're resin, so you have to heat them, mold them into the location before you glue them. Not sure how to handle this for articulation or weapon swapping. I really should order the powerfist...



Here are the pieces which I've yet to determin use.
1. Extra short fat tube
2. Two sets of sheathing or something
3. Couplt of tubing ports, similar to what is on the weapons, but I can't figure where these go
4. Six or so hand grips

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Oh boy, those pipes look messy!

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I still don't know what these are for if anyone can identify (handles and half piping). ..


Continuing to clean up pieces and test fit everything. The legs aren't as posable as in the Warhound

I really wanted to do a dynamic pose, you don't see it often with the Reaver, I just watched a youtube video of a Blue Table Painting Reaver that looks pretty bad ass. It is somewhat dynamic in that it had a base with a vehicle, I really like how they did it. I still don't know if I should go with a base or not. If anybody knows where I can find gallery photos of this Reaver, please post.



41 Pieces from toes to hip. A Landraider is in the 60's


I find these tools indispensable for removing resin.


Working with resin is great because it's so forgiving. You should never have to return anything to Forge World due to warpage. This piece I left under the hot tap for 5 minutes, rubber banded it around the fitting piece and it looks perfect.

Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in au
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!






Adelaide, Australia

Wow, always like a thread like this, subbed!

Notice: If you notice this notice you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing
 
   
Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






Agreed, always like watching construction blogs. Subbed, and hope you find out what those pieces do.

   
Made in gb
Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge





Nottingham, England



I love the state of the delivery box!

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight






UK - Down South - GB

nice blog im subscribing. one tip when washing the peices, do it a bowl !
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

I would email FW to ask what the parts are

 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight






UK - Down South - GB

Ouch brother i just noticed the damage to your camera, i feel your pain....
   
Made in gb
Apprehensive Inquisitorial Apprentice




Censored by order of the Inquisition

Good luck- I hope yours turns out better that our home brew (toilet paper tubes FTW)

What the you anti Heretic I serve only the holy under++ by order of ++
Sidstyler wrote:"Gak" is how Dakka censors the expletive that also means "feces". You could still roll it into balls and stuff but it wouldn't smell like soap.
 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

Capitansolstice wrote:I would email FW to ask what the parts are

So I thought this sounded like a good idea.

I sent the photo and this to FW:
There are some pieces which I've yet to identify as being part of the Reaver model. I was hoping someone might help clear up any of my confusion. Enclosed is a photo of the pieces. Both the heavy duty grab handles (I believe 6 in all) and 2 sets of half cylindrical covers (for a total of 8?). I'm not sure if these pieces are possible from another model or if I've just missed where they belong. Any assistance would be appreciated.

They very quickly replied:
Thanks for your e-mail. The two sets of half-cylinder pieces, the large cable and the cable socket are from a Reaver Titan, although the grab handles are not and the final part pictured is the 'upper arm' mount from a Contemptor Dreadnought weapon.
Did you receive these extra parts in a Titan ordered directly from us?

They didn't actually help me much (besides telling me the handles aren't from the Reaver). So I sent this:
Thank you for the hasty reply!
I should have edited the cable and socket out, I figured where those go
The half-cylinder pieces are from the Reaver? That's driving me mad. Although I find I often star at Forge World photos endlessly, as much as I've gone over the Reaver pictures, I can't tell where these go. Please help!
The grab handles look cool, maybe from something Orky?
I'm not sure what you mean by final part, what remains in the photo is the 25th GW Crimson Fists model and a 316L surgical steel scalpel. I don't have the Contemptor pattern Dreadnought, so cool though, brilliant sculpt that blends the RT Dreadnought with modern style.
Yes I received these parts in a Titan ordered directly from you.

Haven't heard back, I guess they're researching it. I really don't think these pieces belong to the Reaver, am I wrong or does it seem like they don't know what they're talking about?


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Eiríkr wrote:I love the state of the delivery box!

Lol, right? At least they package everything buried in plastic bubbles.

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Hmmm FW is usually gra\eat with everything...

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

So after I sent them another reply they sent me the 16 page instructions which I didn't even know existed. I guess I'm just an anal donkey-cave, but how come there is a download section of the FW site, and it doesn't have the Reaver instructions?

To be honest I really hate when GW gets bashed, I don't want the complaints to be true. I want these companies to be the biggest and best (which is what they are in terms of market), but yet little things just don't make sense. Can you believe that a share of GW stock is more than a share of Apple?! GW revenue last year was nearly 200M USD. That is just insane, and they can't put a link to the instructions on their site? Rant over. I love GW, did anyone see the post they had for an assistant games designer a few weeks ago? I saw my dreams flash before my eyes. I need to get rich and buy a majority share of GW, Then I will make them hire me.

Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

I agree with you 100%
It is too bad that the little things dont make sense, because if they did, they really would be the best!

Can I have a copy of the instruction manual, I am really curious to see how it all goes together!

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I will be making another guide for the Reaver (similar to the Warhound in my signature). Probably won't be finished until summer sometime though. If anybody needs the Reaver instruction sheets, PM me and I can email it to you. It's a 2.5meg PDF.


Also, anyone got a line on getting rubber tubing like the stuff that comes with the Warhounds? I don't like these resin cables that you have to heat and mold into position. I like the rubber ones that came with the Warhound, they hold paint well enough. I believe this is the only option if you desire to have weapon swaps on a titan.

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Hows the titan?

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

It sort of ended up on hold. Unfortunately between loosing my job (December), trying to figure out life stuff & filing for bankruptcy (Damn you Forge World! lol) I just haven't had the resources to dedicate to this. But I don't want it to fall behind. I need to order some secrete parts and I will be able to pick it back up. Mostly it just taunts me as it sits on my desk.

On a technical note, I've yet to determine if I want to base this Titan, if I do, I would like to have him stepping on something... Building rubble? A vehicle would be cool, maybe I will sacrifice an un-built Rhino? Figure this out is important just to start building the feet. If I go baseless than I can start building the feet right now.


Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

jabbakahut wrote:It sort of ended up on hold. Unfortunately between loosing my job (December), trying to figure out life stuff & filing for bankruptcy (Damn you Forge World! lol) I just haven't had the resources to dedicate to this. But I don't want it to fall behind. I need to order some secrete parts and I will be able to pick it back up. Mostly it just taunts me as it sits on my desk.

On a technical note, I've yet to determine if I want to base this Titan, if I do, I would like to have him stepping on something... Building rubble? A vehicle would be cool, maybe I will sacrifice an un-built Rhino? Figure this out is important just to start building the feet. If I go baseless than I can start building the feet right now.


Ouch.. That really stinks. I think based models are always more delightful, but an unbased one would be easier to play with

 
   
Made in us
Oozing Plague Marine Terminator





Las Vegas, Nevada

Jabba, do you realize, I believe, you are possibly the first person to post a picture of the bottom of a Reaver titan toe. I have been looking to see what they look like for months......


Thanks....

Alot, really, I mean it.....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut




Nottingham, UK

I got resin cabling with my warhound(s).

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

Ha, who would of thought they walk around leaving Mechanicus gears everywhere?

Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
Made in us
Oozing Plague Marine Terminator





Las Vegas, Nevada

Zinge industries has maleable cable bundles that are.perfect for those titans.

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
Made in us
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

Nice! Can't believe you actually were able to come up with something. These?
http://zinge.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=17&product_id=105
What are they made of? Is the resin solid until heated or flexible throughout?

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
"So if I want to paint my house green, even if everyone else thinks it should be red, guess what? I'm going to paint it Jar-Jar." -George Lucas 
   
 
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