Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So...the Mars Pattern Warlord Titan...


Photo by Rictus from Recalcitrant Daze

Should I get one? Would you all be interested in me doing a series of videos (my first ever) about putting it together and painting it?

Oh my goodness! What am I saying?

46 comments:

  1. That would be fantastic! I cannot think of anyone I would rather have undertaking such a task!

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    1. Personally, I think it would distract from your cool Mad Dave Car series. But if you do undertake, we should pony up some ducats- that thing costs what- as much as a Harley?

      Cheers
      Ths

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    2. Don't worry, Thomas. I'll still be working on my MM:FR cars ; )

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  2. Haha! I don't know. It's kind of just a upscaled iKnight isn't it? They didn't do a whole lot of original design work on it. Still very nice piece.

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    1. How can you say that Tim? Will Hayes was working on this before IK, and it draws details from the old beatle-back from Adeptus Titanicus from the 80's, especially the alternative head and armour carapace fill-in pieces instead of those 'knight' shields - have you seen the close ups, gantry entrance for the crew (inspired from Space Marine game no-doubt) and rear arc Lascannon defensive mounts - this thing is packed with unique details.

      But yes, the head and Shields in this model is particularly 'Knight', i'd give you that! ;)

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    2. I think/feel this is a wonderful blend of so many Imperial war machine design elements spanning the early designs in the '80s through to the most recent Imperial Knights. I'd certainly be going for the alternate head, though.

      The gantry and rear entrance put me in mind of the very old story about the Imperial Fists scout squad that assaulted a Warlord while it was "docked", gaining access through that rear hatch. They may have even learned to pilot it by eating the brains of the crew (but my memory is very foggy on that one). Pretty sure it was a novel by Ian Watson.

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    3. 'Space Marine' by Ian Watson. I was only looking at my old (pre-BL) books not long ago and I still remember reading that one with some fondness.

      The detailed rear of the Warlord is actually my favourite thing about it.

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    4. Sorry guys, I'm just not feeling this model. To me, it seems like the only thing about this model is its size. I feel like you could have just us much on an iKnight...thats me though.

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    5. No worries, Tim. We don't all have to like the same things. That would make life very dull : )

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  3. Dave, you defo should and I will be interested in how you approach it, will be handy for when I tackle mine!

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  4. It would be awesome to see you do a series on this. I can think of no better person to tackle this colossal project. Question is: Which kidney do you want to sell, left or right?

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    1. Thanks for that. Haven't decided which kidney yet ; )

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  5. My initial inclination was that I had to get one of these, but looking around my office and game room, I don't have room to display the silly thing unless I could talk my wife into putting it in the living room. It won't be much use on my 4x6' table either except as terrain... ooo... THAT might be cool! No, stop! Bad, Quindia!

    I'd like to see YOU paint one of these though...

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  6. Don't ask daft question, of course you should get one and of course we want you to do a series of videos or articles (or anything else that comes to mind) about building and painting it.

    With free postage you'd be mad not to get one. You know it makes sense.

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    1. Thanks Rictus, ever the enabler ; )

      And thanks for all your great photos from the WW opener!

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    2. That's me, always here to help and motivate...

      My pleasure, happy to share (and bring a bit of attention to the blog). I'll be at the FW Open Day in the near future with camera in hand so expect plenty more pictures then.

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  7. Speaking as someone who has followed your work for years and who trusted you to build my Warhound, knowing that your resin-working skills were far superior, I see this as sort of the pinnacle of the hobby at this point. This is the Everest of models now. And I don't know anyone else I would rather see climb this proverbial mountain.

    I think a lot of people could potentially learn quite a bit from a series of vids detailing the construction and painting of this behemoth.

    If you decide that there's a way to crowd-source the production of the videos to off-set the cost of the model, I am in. And I know I wouldn't be alone.

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    1. Thanks, Dave! I've been looking onto some options to see if I could do this as a 6-month project, and get some great supporters involved.

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    2. I'd chip in Dave, you're a great mate, and if I can't have one, you might as well :)

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  8. Yes! Get it! I want to live vicariously through your insanity!

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  9. No. That is insanity. Come on man, this beast will stomp on you. You are too important to the community to sacrifice your sanity like this...

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    1. Hahahahaha. Not too important, and not too sane ; )

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  10. Would be great to see an assembly video in particular.

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    1. I think for a beast this size we'd need at least 8 assembly videos!

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  11. Heck yeah you should do it. I could live vicariously through you.

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  12. I would. Wouldn't mind lending a hand if you needed it too. And it just so happens you have a local buddy with a digital video camera you can use if you do...

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  13. Dave, I will second my “Iron Warrior” friend in his statement about the “hobby Everest”. I would really enjoy seeing you build one! Do you have an idea how much will this model cost?

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    1. It's currently looking like $1950.

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  14. Gee Dave, if you can afford it, you want it, and your partner won't hide your corpse over it.. why not? :D

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  15. I saw your Reaver up close at Adepticon in your true metallic's class. It was a fine model.

    OF COURSE, YOU MUST DO THIS!! : )

    Even if you just post pics of the build, that would be good to see.

    My personal dislike are the "bumps/ridges" on the carapace which seem to house many vents and void shield generators. If you get this, can you show us what parts of the Titan removable or modifiable?

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  16. "The detailed rear of the Warlord is actually my favourite thing about it."


    +1

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  17. It would be cool to see you do one, but you've done warhounds before and this is just to a much bigger scale. $2K is a serious investment for something that you won't be able to use that much.

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  18. I think if you handle it right (tutorials, videos, lots of coverage), the investment in the model might pay dividends back in terms of web/social presence, as there isn't too many of these big guys. Think of how jealous you'd make everyone when you show up with it at the titan game at adepticon :)

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  19. Go big or go home Dave! ;) I'd love to see it. If it's something you want to own and can afford it orrrr see it as a way to promote your endeavors I say go for it. :D

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  20. Absolutely! See if Dragon Forge will sponsor a special base for it. With as much as you advertise them, they make you up something nice!

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  21. I say get one, but only if you can afford it. Good lord is that a lot of resin.....

    Also, continue your Dan Abnett-inspired tradition and make it a Legio Invicta Warlord.

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