|Reaver Class Battle Titan from Armorcast|
|Crew would be inside the "head"|
|Heavy laser cannon of some sort on the right arm|
|View from the top|
|These figures are just to show the size, but they are actual Titan Crew figures from GW's Rogue Trader period; I painted them years ago - now they have an actual Titan to crew!|
|An example of the "tech guys" who would help maintain the Titan from the Adeptus Mechanicus; the figure on the right is a Rogue Trader vintage, but I'm not certain of the origin of the one on the left.|
|"Before" - this the model after it arrived via EBay|
|A WIP shot of the torso and legs receiving base colour coats|
|Basic colours on the head|
|More WIP - one of the weapon/arms and the shoulder carapace plates|
But as happens so often with hobby projects, it took a while to get it under the paint brush, which is why this Challenge is great. A few weeks ago Dallas finished off a giant alien walker, and he seemed likely to jump from there to painting up his Titan - hinting as much in his blog post. I suddenly felt the race was on. Having completed a long run of 20mm stuff, it was time to hit sci-fi again, and so I painted this model.
|Last week - basic colours and highlighting applied, waiting for decals, weathering and other finishing touches|
|Another view of the laser weapon on the left "arm" - sadly this weapon has just the slightest bend in the casting...|
|No magnets on this sucker...you literally bolt it together!|
|You can see the bolt in the shoulder holding the weapon in place; unscrew the bolt, and you can switch the weapon|
The decals are mostly spare ones from GW's Imperial Knight model kit, with some assorted ones coming from spare model aircraft kits. I tried to give it a little wear, but I did not weather it too much. For all of the combat action these things would see, there are casts of hundreds of mechanics who (literally) worship the thing and bring it back to snuff after every single battle. With that in mind, I mostly tried to scuff up the feet a bit, and left it at that.
|Another view of the "power fist"|
|I purchased a spare banner from a GW Imperial Knight kit to add some flair; drawings in the books show much larger banners, but those are hard to do and make this even harder to put on a table - or even a shelf - I like how this turned out|
In terms of using this in a "skirmish" game, well, other than perhaps an immobilised objective of sorts, it has no practical application. The statistics of the weapons reflect its stature on the battlefield, and this thing would blow away entire segments of an enemy force with every turn. To take just one example, the launcher up on the carapace is called an "apocalypse launcher". How will your infantry squad do under fire from that? Not a fun game. But a fight against another Titan? Well, that will be fun!
|Cousins - the smaller model is a Reaver Titan from GW's Epic figure line...|
Dude, that thing is the t*ts!! (Ahem, sorry girls...)