Monday, 14 September 2015

Going Epic. Imperator Titan. Pt. 1

A new project! Long time nurtured, as usual, but finally commited to it :) I don't usually show unfinished stuff, you know, but please indulge me this time, I'll try to make it worth of. Eventually :D

Some time ago I got this beauty. An Imperator Titan (Weeee!!)

Ahem. Some Mechanicus repairings needed
I've been trying to get back to Epic for a few years. I'm afraid I skipped the original Space Marine game, I first got on this when the 2nd Ed. was released back in the late nineties. I've played this not that many times, and I'm in the mood for getting back to it. I'm a little bit lost on the rules with all that NetEpic and Epic Armaggedon stuff, I bet I still have to do some research (advice welcome!)

Buuut, about the Titan. Massive war machines erected to the Omnissiah's own image and likeness, the Imperator class Titan is the largest of all, bearing unspokable destructive power on the enemies of the Emperor. Though designed for Epic, the mini of course is not to scale. If we consider the average infantry soldier to be 6mm high for the game, this monster should be... 20, 25? cm high. I recently spotted a guy over the internet using an Imperial Knight (28mm scale) as an Imperator Titan and, oh, man, that really rocks!!
Anyway. My Titan. Thanks to the magic of Oyumaru I was able to rebuild the whole four towers on  the corners:

Hell yeah, now that's a cute walking cathedral
I wasn't sure of what colours would fit in here. We all of course remember the astoundishing original art of the red Titan:

Just in the unlikely event you didn't know of this (Boooo!)
 Well, too Red Era for me. I'm going just the opposite way:

This poor big fella is feeling blue
The cold colour scheme works nice here, I believe. After the metals, I'm trying some grey/white on the big plasma weapon and the spires.

I added a MDF base, it was constantly falling down
 Now I'm currenty with all the upper part, the war cathedral. I hope it's finished in a few days! Stay tuned!

10 comments:

  1. I have to say that this models embodies its period more than any other, it has that mix of sillyness, awsomeness and gothic which is typical of that time. I really love it and I remember how it used to be the biggest plastic kit ever produced by GW at the time !
    Those are probably worth an arm now but I would very much like to try and paint one just to see.
    Anyway, I think you've chosen a very striking colour scheme and I cannot wait to see it fully painted !

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    1. Hehe, I think you said it best, this Leviathan is kind of the quintessence of an era. Its whole conception and design define this universe as it was once imagined.
      Nowadays these are pricey, but I got this one at quite a reasonable price, due to its condition. But it wasn't difficult to repair, so I call it a bargain!
      Thank you, I'll show it finished later this week!

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  2. I still have an unassembled Imperator... one day I will get to it.

    I can't wait to see the finished paint job.

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    1. Ooooo! But you need to put your hands on it!!! Do not resist! It's your destiny...

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    1. Thanks!! As we discussed earlier, this model is the epithome of the Dark Millenium as it was originally conceived. Let's see if I can make justice to it...

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  4. Hmmm....

    I've got one of those lying around somewhere...

    Errr... Anyway looking good!

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    1. Sooo... What are you waiting for?! Go paint it!!! :D

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  5. Oh wow...due to $$$ restraints I only bought Space Wolves/40K back in the day but boy did I want a lot of Space Marine/Epic stuff- one of these suckers (and the Chaos Banelord) in particular.
    Great work Suber.

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    1. Well, you know, it's never too late ;) Once I paint what I have pending I may have to look for some more engines... Go get'em before I do! :D

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