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Titan - Lone Wolf
ryally
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 11:51 PM GMT+7
Thought I put latest update here as well





Okay thought I might do another build & paint on here


This is a very nice kit, it's not cheap but its not that little either, well worth a look. It has very nice detail, goes together as nice and as simple as a Tamiya kit

So if your bored, pick this up and have some fun with it. I am not a Warhammer gamer so don't expect it to be the right colours or fit any Warhammer theme because I don't play the game. I just like building all types of models

The subject matter - with some changes will be
Warhammer Imperial Knight



Right arm has been done with some little changes but has sanding to be done on seams.



Thanks for looking

ryally
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 04:13 AM GMT+7
Back again
Left arm is done, I didn't like the chainsaw arm as I just felt it was a weapon the looked like it would be used for up close combat. Mine will not be for that, so I have made a pulse shotgun arm/weapon out of the kit gun parts. The kit gives you three options for weapons on the arms so I mixed two to make this one.



I Like it!!! (Robocop)
ryally
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:28 PM GMT+7
Here's a pic from the back with a couple of mods been done
this is a great kit so easy to build

ryally
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:16 PM GMT+7

Ok not much to see but as a blog for new folks thought I would show my stages of painting

Main body has just been primed with Tamiya primer in this shot from the small spray can range

I find this primer to be one of the best. It sprays so well and fine you can't tell it has even added a coat but it has. Still some lines to sand down and fill but that is the good part about taking photos, they pick up a lot of details/faults you don't notice when just looking at the model in person.

DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:49 PM GMT+7
Lovely clean build, looks fab under the Tamiya primer. The kit looks like being a good source of bits n pieces for kit bashing too ......

cheers
Brent
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:43 AM GMT+7
Wow, looks great... Who produces the kit?

Be sure to keep us posted on the progress.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:46 AM GMT+7

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Wow, looks great... Who produces the kit?

Be sure to keep us posted on the progress.

Mario



Hi Mario,

It's an Imperial Knight from Games Workshop. Unfortunately like all things GW it ain't cheap .... nice though.

Brent

Games Workshop 40k Imperial Knights
MLD
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
How was the cleanup of mold seams and join lines?
I see the seam you mention in the first gun pic, but the rest look very clean.

Some of the older GW kits, Tau hovertanks esp, have TERRIBLE (by armor modeler standards) seam lines and steps where assemblies join.

Your build looks quite clean and seam free, how much work are we NOT seeing? -grin-

Are you going for the clean or the 'beat to hell' finish?

Nice work,
Mike
ryally
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
Hi Mike

Mate seam lines everywhere - arms, legs, guns but the main body and feet are good. I will spend more time prepping the kit than painting it.
But it is a good kit just needs a little time
MLD
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:42 AM GMT+7

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Hi Mike

Mate seam lines everywhere - arms, legs, guns but the main body and feet are good. I will spend more time prepping the kit than painting it.
But it is a good kit just needs a little time



So, typical GW kit then.

They have all the creativity and modularity in the world. Their design ascetic is strong, Tau bits look like Tau bits, ork parts like ork parts.

For the money they want for their models, they need to up the quality of their molding process.

If Trumpeter and DML can crank out new kits this fast with a higher degree of fidelity, GW ought to be able to.

Looking forward to the rest of the build
Mike
ryally
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 07:52 PM GMT+7
Yes

But to be fair a lot of the parts are joined because they are round halves, like the Tamiya barrels and due to this it cant be helped. Also this model has more seams due to all the articulation designed into the models movable parts which is a lot more than your standard Tamiya or Dragon kits.

Just info so people don't get put off buying one. Half way through building this I went and bought another....... so I am pretty happy with the kit
17741907
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
What's that height Gans...?
ryally
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 06:22 PM GMT+7

It stands around 16cm high
ryally
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 04:09 AM GMT+7

After primer the right Gun/Arm has now been painted with Tamiya Gun Metal

17741907
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 04:44 PM GMT+7

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It stands around 16cm high



Thanks Gan...
ryally
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:57 PM GMT+7
Trying to paint a cockpit for the first time

Here is the masked cockpit and the tools I used to do it. I also used a #11 knife blade to cut the excess Tamiya yellow masking tape off the cockpit edges, where I want the paint to go.

The silver sculpting tool is actually a Tamiya craft tool called- paint stirrer. You could use another tool but because of one flat end and one curved end it was a great tool to push the Tamiya masking tape right into the corners of the cockpit

ryally
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:12 PM GMT+7
Main body painted with Tamiya Gun Metal
This is the undercoat/base colour but I almost want to leave it here. It looks great in person and has a heavy look to it. Wish I had built two at the same time as I would leave this one this colour.



Pilot engaged
Cockpit started, pics show parts to tidy/paint retouch up

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:01 PM GMT+7

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It stands around 16cm high



Thanks Gan...



That's just a bit taller than my pint glass

Looking good in the clean-up work. Almost ready for paint and effects




ryally
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:18 PM GMT+7

Paint on and in process of peeling Humbrol Maskol off to show camo and then tidy up camo lines

Trisaw
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:27 PM GMT+7
Wow, that is a great camouflage job...looking good!
ryally
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:06 PM GMT+7

Sorry about the bad pic, its just a quick shot off where I am at. Peeled off more masking and added more parts, still have to clean camo lines. Lots off painting, detailing, weathering and a few more parts to come.
I am happy with my take on this modified model Titan.

17741907
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:07 PM GMT+7
Looks good so far...
ryally
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:18 AM GMT+7

Just starting on some detailing
Doing the Lens parts and working on canopy



Thanks for looking
Gans
LionsDen
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Looks great Gans! Any updates? I picked up the kit and looked it over when I was in the store the other day but decided to go with the $45 Orc Bomber kit instead of the $140 Titan. After looking at this, I'm thinking I may have chosen the wrong kit!
ryally
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:05 PM GMT+7
Sorry haven't been on here for awhile more a news channel now then a builders channel
Yes I have done more but am working on a few at the same time. I was going to rush it for my local show but time was to tight so decided to put it in the next year.
So have started building another kit to maybe get in the next show as well

Thanks for looking will post an update soon