All I have to say is, thank the Omnissiah for OtterBox cases...
I hit my May milestone a week early - both arms are now finished! I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend tinkering with smaller items, so now is a good time for an update:
Here is the first WIP shot of the Belicosa-pattern volcano cannon. Metalwork is approximately 40% complete.
Here is the finished Belicosa-pattern volcano cannon. This was a bit more of a pain to paint than the macro-gatling blaster, but now the complicated parts are done - onto to the legs!
You can more easily make out the warning decals on the inside of the arm. I added guitar wire to the underside to give it a bit more detail.
The business end of the volcano cannon. As this is a more surgical weapon than the macro-gatling blaster (by Titan standards) it has a complicated array of gunsights and laser targeters.
I'm continuing to add detail to the head and torso while painting other parts. The piping between them is a green bendable straw. The vents on the side of the head are from the FW Zone Mortalis base brass etch set, and mimic the vents on the FW Warlord Titan.
The mounts for the side turrets have been added. I fixed a 1" fender washer inside the mount with epoxy. This was a lot easier than worrying about alignment and polarity with magnet pairs within the turret assembly.
True to the Epic model, there is an access hatch on the back of the Titan's left shoulder. I added a small banner and a cage around the ladder made from a plastic hair curler - one of the many tricks I picked up from Sean Patten. This adds to the "industrial machinery" feel of the Lucius-pattern, compared to the "gothic architecture" feel of the Mars-pattern.
I've also added the Titan's name in 5/16" styrene letters to either side of the front shoulder trim, reminiscent of Dan Abnett's Imperius Dictatio.
I'm waiting for one more set of bits before the right leg and groin are ready to paint. In the meantime, I'm going to spend the next week working on the kill pennants and side turrets. I also have more bits on the way for the head and shoulders. Stay tuned!