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I did indeed. And I may prove all I need.

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Virginia

On the left is the loyalists:
1 Warlord
4 Reavers
4 Warhounds (2 to assemble)
Full knight household

On the right are the traitors:
3 Warlords
2 Reavers
2 Warhounds
2 Knights with chaos bits

Still to assemble:
3 Reavers
4 Cerastus knights
6 Questoris knights
Enough bits to make 3 Kaban machines (count as traitor Warhounds)
3 weapon upgrade sprues each for Warlords and Reavers
A whole gaggle of 3D printed quake cannons, megabolters, etc
1 regular box of terrain
1 double box of terrain
1 double box with the spires

Yikes.
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Not much progress on the painting front yet, but let's see if I can get a couple of old pics to upload...

I have more Traitors than shown below (two extra Warhounds), and the Knights have increased to a five-strong Banner for each side.
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Loyalist Titanicus so far...

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Traitors so far (Nurgly thing counts as a Warhound)

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...and the Cerastus twins, Dariya and Herreya :)

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Couple more pics--trying to keep the attachment size down per post.


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A freaky Chaos Citadel for the latter days of the war

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Reaver weapon (from a drop pod)--counts as whatever

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A poor man's Warp Missile

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Slapping some paint on and testing magnetised weapons

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Virginia

That drop pod missile might look good on a Warlord too, I think the stick piece is too skinny looking.
   
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 Fajita Fan wrote:
That drop pod missile might look good on a Warlord too, I think the stick piece is too skinny looking.


Stick piece?


Actually I'm thinking of mounting the bolter piece from the Warlord's fist on top of that drop-pod missile rack, and counting it as a Vulcan Mega-Bolter.

Your collection is looking impressive as heck BTW.

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Virginia

Stock piece. My phone has no idea what I’m trying to say most of the time.

Thanks, AT has been some of the most modeling fun I’ve had in a long time.

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Oh yeah!

Word from the wise when attempting to magnetise the FW weapons.

I've got one of each, and the magnet socket is slightly larger than on the plastic ones. Eyeballing it, I'd say about 1mm.

Now that's not a big problem. 5x1mm will still do the job. But as I found out last night, you may wish to be less stingy on the superglue, as the carapace magnet clear ripped the weapon magnet out the socket. Easily fixed like, but felt it worth sharing all the same.

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Virginia

For AT pieces I’m just using cheap Amazon magnets (Hhoomy brand, 100 for $9) so that the strength of the magnet isn’t more powerful than the bonds between glue and magnets or plastic.

Anyway I just finished assembling and magnetizing three Warhounds, 2 traitor and 1 loyal, so they’re ready for priming. I need to work on Warlord and Reaver weapons next and, oh yeah, ACTUALLY PAINT ALL THIS CRAP.
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 Fajita Fan wrote:
and, oh yeah, ACTUALLY PAINT ALL THIS CRAP.


allways more fun to assembly then paint, atleast thats how i feel it.

dug into the warlord torso today, that is one intimedating chunk of plastic for this scale....

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Another three Questoris on order. Can't say I'm looking forward to removing their feet from the sprues again...

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...fills me with dread everytime...

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Virginia

Really? I just nip those little vents off with a knife after cutting the sprue then glue them down, I don't bother cleaning them up because the glue will dissolve it anyway.

Oh and I managed to get those three Warhound bodies and 12 weapons all magnetized without messing up one polarity. I messed up one during my 6 Reavers and I managed to completely fubar the polarity between Reaver arms and Warlord carapaces - I can't use the gatling cannons without a piece in between for another reversed magnet.

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I've a tip for Magnets

Simply start with a weapon system. For my Reavers, it was the Apocalypse Launcher.

Don't worry about the polarity, just a dod of glue, then get that magnet in there.

After that, grab the carapace(s) you want to magnetise. Once the glue is dry on the Apocalypse Launcher (or weapon of choice), stick it atop the stack of magnets.

PRESTO! You literally cannot now go wrong! Lot less faff than those weirdos who use sticks and that. Just rinse and repeat each time you want to magnetise something - especially if it's say, Warlord Weapons, as you really want the flex on those.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I've a tip for Magnets

Simply start with a weapon system. For my Reavers, it was the Apocalypse Launcher.

Don't worry about the polarity, just a dod of glue, then get that magnet in there.

After that, grab the carapace(s) you want to magnetise. Once the glue is dry on the Apocalypse Launcher (or weapon of choice), stick it atop the stack of magnets.

PRESTO! You literally cannot now go wrong! Lot less faff than those weirdos who use sticks and that. Just rinse and repeat each time you want to magnetise something - especially if it's say, Warlord Weapons, as you really want the flex on those.


Yep. That works.

You know what doesn't work?

1. Gluing the wrong size magnets into the shoulders because "it'll take too long for the proper ones to arrive in the mail and anyway who cares".

2. Gluing paperclip bits into the corresponding arm sockets because "it'll save on magnets and it worked for Battlefleet Gothic ships".

3. Realising the paperclip bits sit too low in the socket and adding a wafer of plasticard beneath them to raise them up.

4. Discovering that Warlord arms are a lot heavier than tiny BFG weapon panels and you're gonna have to rip the paperclips out and use the proper magnets after all.

5. Learning that your pliers can't get a grip on the magnets and you're gonna have to drill holes with a pin vice alongside each magnet so you can use a needle as a crowbar to lever the &$#% thing out.

6. Finding that the plasticard wafer has fused with the underlying plastic thanks to the glue and raised the level of the socket so that the new proper magnet doesn't sit flush.

7. Trying to scrape out the inside of the socket and only succeeding in shaving away the rim so that the magnet isn't gripped tightly and sits loose.

8. Ending up with an expensive Warlord model that has wonky arm attachments that are fortunately hidden by the carapace armour and thus unnoticed by everyone EXCEPT YOU. BECAUSE YOU KNOW. YOU WILL ALWAYS KNOW. THE SHAME OF YOUR IMPATIENT FOLLY SHALL FOLLOW YOU TO THE END OF YOUR DAYS.




... or so I hear.

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Houston, we made an oops

   
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I hear patience is something that comes with age


i would just fill the hole with epoxy glue and drill a new 5mm hole when it has cured.

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Virginia

Oh I know how to do it - I glue one shoulder then glue all of the weapons then go back and do all the other shoulders. I only switch polarity once that way but with phone calls and work emails coming in along with super glue fumes it’s easy to miss something.

I originally intended for Reaver and Warhound arms to fit on Warlord shoulders but I screwed up doing my shoulder-arms-shoulders pattern when I started with the wrong polarity in the first place. :(


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I wish more of you all were nearby in America, we’d get to hang and have superglue sessions.

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LOL, I remember Gorilla-gluing my hands together in an attempt to install magnets on the Warhounds( no, it must have been the Reaver! ) and holy crap that stuff is strong as ****.

Wouldn't mind being local either. Be nice to have other people to play against...

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Virginia

I use a toothpick with a tiny dot of blue tack to attach magnets. There’s so many long chemical names in glues these days I kinda don’t want them on my skin anymore.

I was blowing on a join and got plastic glue in my mouth when inhaling and it was naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty.
   
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So I bought 12 realistically proportioned raptors for my lizardmen to make counts-as cavalry. The saurus knights are some of the worst models GW has ever produced but the army tends to be fairly slow so I needed something to flank with besides a 500pt carnosaur. My plan was to put a raptor and a spear wielding saurus on a cavalry base to simulate hunting packs rather than riding on the raptors...except the raptors look like dogs next to saurus.

So what to do with them? Beasts for a Molech hunt?

Also does anyone know any realistic looking raptors that are scaled okay to stand next to saurus? Sadly I only bought one of the plain resin raptors when GW released the Storm of Magic book years ago. They’re PERFECT and if they’re ever made to order I’m getting a dozen.
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LOL they look funny with their arms glued in.
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They look weird because they are missing their feathers.

Also, yeah, agreed on the Saurus cavalry. Wish they’d stuck with skink cavalry instead; not only did they make more sense visually, it was always hilarious running units that positively exploited the loophole in reality where Warhammer mounts always do better than their riders…

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Think I'm gonna lay some paint down on me Titans this weekend.

At least get the base chassis undercoated, washed and drybrushed. I have the technology, I will do it!


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May even get the bulk of my Knights painted....as House Malinax.

Scheme?



From the contrast range, I'll need a Wraithbone Base, then Aggaros Dunes.

After that, a simply drybrush of Tallarn Sand, then a light drybrush of Screaming Skull.

Oh, and possibly a matte varnish between the Contrast and Regular layers?

Transfers on, and pretty much there. HUZZAH!

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I needed to get painting and instead assembled some dinosaurs. *rolls eyes*
   
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 FrozenDwarf wrote:

i would just fill the hole with epoxy glue and drill a new 5mm hole when it has cured.


But... but that would take time. And time requires patience.

I was in a Titanicus building frenzy! You know how it is, you leave the Titans in a box on a shelf for six months while Life (TM) happens, and one fateful day you open that lid...

 Fajita Fan wrote:

Also does anyone know any realistic looking raptors that are scaled okay to stand next to saurus? Sadly I only bought one of the plain resin raptors when GW released the Storm of Magic book years ago. They’re PERFECT and if they’re ever made to order I’m getting a dozen.


Dark Elf Cold One Riders? They're called Drakespawn Knights now, apparently.

They have saddles, though, so you'd want actual Saurus rider models, I guess.

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Meanwhile in Titanicus land... here's a couple of random shots from a recent game. Painting and terrain not finished yet, obviously. Therefore it's a mere tactical simulation and it's fine that I lost horribly.



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BOOM

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It doesn’t look like things went well.
   
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I have those raptors, even painted them, never thought to use them for Beast Hunt, love the idea!
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RazorMind wrote:
I have those raptors, even painted them, never thought to use them for Beast Hunt, love the idea!

Well now we need to come up with a better mission than the one in the book, it’s kinda lame.
   
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 Fajita Fan wrote:
RazorMind wrote:
I have those raptors, even painted them, never thought to use them for Beast Hunt, love the idea!

Well now we need to come up with a better mission than the one in the book, it’s kinda lame.


Yeah, it was a bit tacked-on, and without suitable models from the GW miniature range it seemed pointless. Just about everything had a harness or some thing that suggested domestication, than a wild beast. Was looking forward to seeing some imaginative artwork for the Knights of Molech clashing with the beasts too, to get a better idea of what they looked like. Surely someone on the team could have seen the Harryhausen/ Willis O'Brian potential for bad-assery here?

Still a good read, though.

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Just now getting around to starting to paint my Adeptus Titanicus models. Here's my work in progress of a Belicosa Volcano Canon:

Spoiler:

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SPE825 wrote:
Just now getting around to starting to paint my Adeptus Titanicus models. Here's my work in progress of a Belicosa Volcano Canon:


Just you be careful where you point that thing! Could blow something up!

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