So I loved Adeptus Titanicus the moment I saw the previews. I'm a very slow painter so we've hit the "I have a ton of stuff to paint and don't know where to start" stage so I'll be updating this to keep me motivated. I also post over at DakkaDakka in their AT forum but there's more here and seems to be less "AT is a bust because it's too expensive" over here. This is an expensive hobby, you gotta pay to play.
That said I'm actually building two Legios since I have 4 Warlords, 2 assembled Reavers, 4 Reavers to assemble, 2 Warhounds, 4 Knights, and 8 more Knights to assemble. Yikes. I started as soon as the box arrived but like I said I'm slow.
Legio Aurora means dawn in Latin, they're a traitor legio of my own naming. They'll have white armor with gold banding and splashes of purple and black here and there. So far they have 3 Warlords and a Reaver for 1500 and 2000 point lists. I like the idea of a legio sort of like the Word Bearers in 40k, they have totally sold themselves on the Warmaster speak his praises after being infected with the scrapcode. I'll be painting lots of small gibberish script on the white armor panels with things like eight pointed stars and eyes of Horus. I might eventually do kill banners and flags after they're done if I have the interest.
The remaining Warlord, 4 Reavers, and 2 Warhounds will be a loyalist legio - either Metalica or Astorum. I can't decide! I love the idea of Metalica because I've used Google to roughly translate the names of several Metallica songs to Latin, I thought that was fun.
King Nothing - Rex Nihil
Creeping Death - Mors Serpo
Ride the Lightning - Fulgur Veho
Fade to Black - Deficio Furvus
Master of Puppets - Dominus Automata
One - Unus
Sad But True - Maestus Sed Verum
Unforgiven - Irremissible [great song but not a good Latin name]
Justice For All - Justitia Omnibus
Disposable Heroes - Herobius Egestus
Seek and Destroy - Indago Deleo
To Live is to Die - Vivere Est Mori
Anyway I have access to a 3d printer at work so I started finding models on Thingiverse to adapt for weapon options until the official weapons pack is released. You can see ridges on the weapons from printing but these are proxies for now. The plasma cannon was adapted from a model that had been modified for a 40k Imperial Knight, the macro Gatling cannons are a Frankenstein of 3d models that I've kitbashed with Contemptor dread assault cannons. The carapace laser blasters and megabolters are adapted from models found on Thingiverse and modified in TinkerCAD to be easier to print on our printers (they don't do overhangs and negative space well. All weapons are magnetized and I didn't mess up the polarity of any of them!
The three Aurora Warlords:
They might look a little disjointed because all of the contact points are still blue tacked to keep paint off there until I'm ready to glue them together. I wanted to use plastic glue to hold the joins together rather than supergluing over paint because these are expensive models. The bodies and legs are all sprayed in Leadbelcher, the legs have started getting washes. I still need paint the wires and tubes on the bodies before shading. All of the weapons were sprayed with Rustoleum aluminum paint+primer which went on flat and smooth.
A whole gaggle of armor panels and weapons to paint:
A volcano cannon I made from an extra cut down Warlord gun since I've got all those plasma and Gatling guns built. I'm not really happy with it because it's so huge.