Time for another update. I have pledged, most unwisely, that I'll complete an Axiom maniple for the Titans of the Heresy event. It's starting to look like I might actually achieve this and avoid becoming a servitor. I'd prefer this, even though Astorum's servitors are the best. I'm also going to the Coastal Clash in Brighton at the end of the month so I'll need an army!
So here's where I'm up to with the maniple.
So that's a maniple, right? Five titans, all with painted skeletons, magnetised guns and increasing amounts of painted armour. Bases I'm nowhere near doing, but still. Progress is being made.
Let me introduce you to my stompy robots.
Since we last saw my warlord he's grown a few guns. Not much more to show for the armour though. This is being painted on sprue mostly, though some of the bigger bits have been removed now to have flames painted on.
This guy is the reaver I first tested my flame pattern on. And to be honest I'm not 100% happy with how it's come out, so I might have to have another go. Overall thoguh I think he's looking pretty good.
Not far behind is my running reaver. As you can probably see I've drawn on the flame pattern in pencil, ready to paint on the blue. I've found it easier to mark out the flames this way rather than with the brush.
And finally my warhounds, which demonstrate that in practice. To be honest I'm still not totally sure I've got this right. The flames are maybe a little too regular on the guy on the right. The left one is better I think.
Anyway I'm pretty happy with how the maniple is going. I think the yellow is working out nicely and I'm getting there with the flames. The blue bits haven't been highlighted at all yet but that won't take all that long to do. Then it's transfers, weathering, basing and all that fun stuff.
Some C+C would be very welcome.