Tuesday 25 February 2014

Warlord Battle Titan, Part 5 - Last day on eBay and time for some battle shots.

My Warlord is down to the last 24 hours on eBay, it's had 2729 page views in nine days and it's time for some battle shots..... stay on target.

As you can see from these images the Titan hadn't quite got it's full paint job, but the lads let me go against our "no unpainted figure on the board rule", since I had only put the slightest of effort in building it for the game :)  

It's first game was a roaring success, in it's first salvo, if memory serves, it killed a Hive Tyrant and it's Tyrant Guard along with 7 x Carnifexes (using the old Apocalypse rules).  At this point the lads were regretting letting me place it on the board.

It's at games like these I remember how much stuff I have acquired over the years and how much stuff I have scratch built.  I think I have a problem, I can't stop building and creating stuff, it is plastic crack and my wife says I need counselling but at least she lets me play out, I suppose it does gets me out the house :)

Sorry I couldn't resist the army shots, which includes 8 scratch built models, Warlord Battle Titan, Warhound Scout Titan, 2 x Imperial Knights, 2 x Ceastus Assault Rams and 2 x Imperial Navy Lightnings

Any way that's it for the Warlord, tomorrow it will belong to someone else and I hope they have as much fun as I did making it and destroying all it's opponents.  Farewell my friend you will be missed.

Good luck and happy bidding........


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Thursday 20 February 2014

Warlord Titan, Part 3 - It comes in bits

I've had a little interest in how the Warlord Titan comes, i.e. is it whole or does it come apart?  Well from the offset I built this model for the intentions of gaming so for ease of transportation I designed it to come apart.  The head, arms, turbo Lasers, body and legs are all separate.  It will also mean that the winning bidder wont need to own a great big van :)  I am also considering and toying with the idea of postage, but finding suitable packaging or designing my own will be expensive not to mention expensive to post... but I am open to negotiation if people cant come and collect and are desperate to own a WARLORD TITAN.

The body slots on top of the legs.

I have used "4 x blue Lego Technical Axle connector pin splits" to attach the head.

The Turbo Lasers are attached by "2 x black Lego Technical connector pins" each and the left and
right arms I have used plumbing 40mm push fits with out the rubber seal.

It's on Ebay:-

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Sunday 16 February 2014

Warlord Titan, Part 2 - Stop Frame Animation :)

So Long, farewell, au Wiedersehen, good night, so long, farewell, au wiedersehen, adieu, adieu. :(

It's now on ebay:-

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Warlord Titan, Part 1 - The WIP shots

The time has come, I now have run out space and with the imminent release of the Imperial Knights codex it could be a good time to clear the decks and make space.  But what do you do? how do you choose? It's like picking one of your children to be given away never to seen again.  How does it make you feel when you have to give up one of your favourite loved possessions?  Like ***t.  

In the end it had to be the biggest, he takes up so much space and I'm always afraid of damaging him or knocking him over.  It's been 3 great years with blood sweat and tears at the beginning, I almost lost my left thumb in making him (I've still not got 100% feeling back in it yet) but best of all he is undefeated in battle.

It's time for the big guy to be looked after by some else and long my he be undefeated.  but before he goes I just thought I would showcase some of the WIP shots before he gets ebay'd.

Friday 14 February 2014

And now a bit of Fun.............Tau Aluminium Casting

Today we were experimenting with Aluminium casting and the previous night I had spent a good few hours creating a 10cm Tau Fire Warrior carved from blue compressed insulation foam or Styrofoam, it was harder then I thought but I perceived.  The method we were using is to create an item and compact that item in fine grade casting sand and pour the molten metal into the mold, let the aluminium evaporate the foam leaving a void for the aluminium to fill.  I couldn't resist the opportunity to create a metal figure now GW have stopped producing their own, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it I might us it as scenery a statue or a large scale hologram projecting the the message "for the greater good" on the battle field either way it was a lot of fun and I hope you like.

Tau Fire Warrior from the front.

Tau Fire Warrior from the back.

Tau Fire Warrior Straight out of the Mold.

Tau Fire Warrior after a bit of sand blasting.

As you can see I completely stole the form from Papah's fantastic sculpt of a 54mm Inquisitor figure http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?36704 

The detail has lost a bit of sharpnes, but I'm hoping to tidy the sculpt up a bit and then experiment with a new type of rubber mold making (well new to me anyway) called Alginate and create some resin sculpts and then I'll be able to tidy it up further with some grey stuff.

Sunday 9 February 2014

Nurgle Chaos Daemon Prince

Not long now to Throne of Skulls and I'm back on track with my Chaos Nurgle army.  I should have left painting my Daemon Prince until last as he is not necessarily in my army, I created him for the off chance roll of 65 or 66 on the Boon Table, I've had 20 to 30 games with this army and I've never come close to rolling it and now I have him, I'm never going to roll it :) 

Now I'm not a negative gamer and I almost always have a positive out look on the game, but between you and me when it really matters I try and use the old Jedi mind trick on the dice, you can see veins popping out of the side of my head just like in Scanners, but they are not week minded fools and they know the score, if I need those 6's they will only turn up for morale purposes.  But that's fine being unlucky at those crucial moments in my eyes makes for a better tactician when gaming, I've learnt not to put all my eggs in one basket, i.e. not to rely on the one chances happening to happen because they very rarely do.  I rely on the old tried and tested method of having a back up plan, backed up with a further back plan and just in case another back up plan.

Is it just me or do you think I should have put the wings on the other way round and have the talons facing forward?  mmmmm.

I've included this image for numerous reasons firstly you van see how the Daemon Prince fits in with the rest of the army, by having the same wings and a similar head but also you can see the scale of the different aspect of the army.