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  1. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's Lucius Pattern Reaver

    Multi Faceted: Sometimes things go right and when I hit on the idea of coffin shaped armour for the upper legs yesterday I had it in the back of my mind to expand on the two dimensional look by adding facets to the surface. It all came together this afternoon with the result below...
  2. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's FW Chaos Warhound Build

    I chose the T'Rex because of it size which although literally less than half the half the height of a Warhound gives a good approximation of how a biped of this scale would move. Note in the image above the carnivore is actually trailing a sauropod prey and therefore probably moving at a fair...
  3. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's FW Chaos Warhound Build

    In Demigod We Rust: The basic coat of rust is applied of which this is a fair sampling I'm using Vallejo AV Model Air Rust 71.080 50/50 paint to alcohol which seems a bit light for rust colour but once the black wash is on it will darken. While eventually the entire model will be getting a...
  4. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    Together Again, Again: This time with the upper torso reassembled. I haven't seen this this complete until today when it's been completely assembled (aside from a few glitches such as the new beefier gun stanchions interfere with the catwalks and the interior of the main guns barrels need to be...
  5. The_Blackadder

    Scratchbuilt Thunderhawk

    Thanksgiving Week: Well I've received orders from the 'Top' aka Ms BA that I have to clean up my mess because company's coming and my room, "My Room!" looks a mess and she'll be ashamed if any one is brought in there Yada, yada, yada......... Of course I'll be bringing people in to look at my...
  6. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's Lucius Pattern Reaver

    Test Model: I'm going to need a test model that is always assembled for the rest of this/these build(s). It's just too much trouble assembling and reassembling each time I have pieces to fit. fortunately all the pieces so far are interchangeable so the one test model will be enough. The front...
  7. The_Blackadder

    Scratchbuilt Thunderhawk

    I'll reactivate my threads on the other projects to bring them up to date. BTW the t'hawk is much further along that the above images intimate I just left off nonessential components for convenience.
  8. The_Blackadder

    Scratchbuilt Thunderhawk

    She's Got Leggs: Okay the landing gear is installed, the nose gear at this time can retract but not the main gear. There seems no problem that even un-reinforced the spindly struts can support the massive weight of the model, 3 kilo of styrene. http://i.imgur.com/aCVHZDR.jpg Now that I have...
  9. The_Blackadder

    Cockroach Colored Tyranids a Blackadder WIP

    A Thirty Dollar Airbrush: I love my $30 dollar airbrush. I can't imagine what airbrushes that cost ten times as much can do that this little jewel doesn't? I just returned from a hiatus in Georgia, picked up where I left off painting the Hierophant legs. It's a shame that the camera...
  10. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    Command Deck Front Bulkhead Redux: I was never satisfied with the future tech look of the front bulkhead that was not in keeping with the battle weary slapdash Gothic interior of the 40K universe. The main hull in my estimation is five decks high starting with the Void Generator housings...
  11. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's Lucius Pattern Reaver

    Reaver Head Mental Block: I've reached an impasse coming up with an original design for the Reaver head. I don't want to copy the FW style Mars flattened pancake as a Lucius angular flattened pancake but rather a midway creation somewhere between the Warhound and Warlord. Below is what I...
  12. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    Study in Blue Light: Accomplished a bit of work this morning on the interior, railings and buttresses but the big plus to the work is the LED Blue /White lighting. With all the work I put into the College Titanica and the Adeptus Mechanicus skull icon they can barely be seen in the...
  13. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    More Icons: lotsa conduit cables ducting to come but I needed reinforcement regarding use of proper icons. I won't make the mistake of the CoD backwards Adeptus Mechincus skull again. For your edification two symbols for the side corridors under the Gothic arches...
  14. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    Altar Alterations: A question for those more knowledgeable than I about 40K Iconology I'm pretty sure the A.D. emblem is correct but the Vampire caped skulls, what are they and are they correct on a Tech Priest Altar? http://i.imgur.com/m2AKvaE.jpg Hell I'm just going to post all...
  15. The_Blackadder

    Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

    Adeptus Mechanicus Altar: I suddenly have an urge to work on the interior of the Warlord. Last night I had an inspiration how to arrange the Tech-priest altar in the command deck area so we'll start with a refresher regarding the interior compartments of Luteus Vexant. Access to the...
  16. The_Blackadder

    Cockroach Colored Tyranids a Blackadder WIP

    A Harridan Cannot Fold Its Wings: It seems to me a Harridan must fly it's whole life. It has no legs to spring into the air as some birds do or sprint forward to gather ground speed so the wings can assist take off as larger birds such as the Albatross do. Add to that the carapace interferes...
  17. The_Blackadder

    Cockroach Colored Tyranids a Blackadder WIP

    A Tale of Two Titans: Last night I couldn't get the airbrush to work right so I soaked the components in brush cleaner overnight and everything is working fine this morning. The image below shows the two Bio-titans bodies, the Hierophant with a solid brown carapace and the Harridan with...
  18. The_Blackadder

    Cockroach Colored Tyranids a Blackadder WIP

    Oh Yeah: Finally got my paint yesterday and started painting the upper scoots this morning. I had serious reservations whether this huge beast would lend itself well to the cockroach theme until I saw these images. Oh Yeah, that's what I talk'n 'bout........... I painted both sides with...
  19. The_Blackadder

    Scratchbuilt Lucius pattern Warhound

    A FW Warhound Titan: This is Going to be Some Fun; I've done this so often I believe I could assemble this blindfolded. When I was in the service I made a bet that I could assemble the trigger mechanism and the rest of a M14 rifle blindfolded. Halfway through the assembly I thought...
  20. The_Blackadder

    Blackadder's FW Chaos Warhound Build

    No Chaos Turbo Laser There is no Turbo laser for the FW Chaos Warhound so I have to make one. Not as easy as it may seem; there's a fine line between too little and too much distressing I hope I haven't exceeded it. Of course once its all a homogeneous colour it won't look as bad and I need...
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