Its been a few weeks since I have posted, but there has been a took of progress made in that time. First up we have the completed Armour Panels for the legs and erm...crotch...areas.
These were relatively big steps in the build and paint for me for the following reasons:
- This is where we are starting to display Legion colours - so I needed to choose a Legion.
- I'm not using a airbrush - is it doable?
- How was I going to add detail to/break up blocks of solid colour?
Onto question 2; the airbrush. I've never used an airbrush and luckily the Legio Mortis heraldry doesn't require much more than some stripes - so it should be doable.
The second leg Armour Panel required stripes, so I treated it just like I would with my Iron Warriors hazard stripes - get the first colour down and then draw on the lines by hand (masking tape wasn't possible because of the amount of raised detail underneath). Then its a case of filling in the lines and cleaning up the edges where I've slipped.
Question 3 ties into Question 2 - you'll notice that all of my Iron Warriors are battle-scarred, so I went the same direction with the Titan (which will also tie into the fluff in my head). The actual model is already pretty damaged (on purpose) so this really helped.
Hope you like - next we are looking at the legs themselves.