I've wanted to build an Adeptus Titanicus army for quite some time, but was hampered by the fact that it would be limited to Apocalypse only. The new Codex: Imperial Knights gave new life to that project. I just had to tweak it a bit.
Legio Fidelis, "The Inculcators", was founded on the forge world of Firmamentum shortly after the Horus Heresy. A nearby Knight Household formally merged with the Titan Legion to serve as skirmishers and bush-beaters in advance of the larger engines. They became the Fraterri Fidelis - Fraterrus being a bastardization of Frater and Ferrus, or Brotherhood of Iron. They adopted a similar structure, with individual Knight pilots becoming Hastatus/Hastati (historically, the soldiers that operated in front of the Princepes in the Roman Legion order of battle). Being significantly lower importance than the true Titans, each Knight does not have an individual name but a designation.
A quick note on the paint scheme - I paint to yield a playable model. I don't really have the time or skill to yield Golden Daemon quality, so I only do a couple quick coats and bathe everything in Nuln Oil. It yields a dirty, greasy look that suits something fighting on a planet that rains oil. Also, the bases are painted black. When I play, nothing throws me off like having something based in grass but playing on a desert board, or based in snow but playing in a city. Basing in black allows me to maintain a semblance of illusion for myself, even if it looks unprofessional.
Fraterrus Tertius, a Paladin, was the first of the lot that I assembled. The stock battlecannon was too wimpy for my taste, so I spliced the muzzle brake of a Hellhammer cannon to the end (inspired by this conversion on Reddit). A High Elf Chariot banner became a kill pennant, again inspired by someone else's work. I also replaced the shield with a numbered gear from Last Stand Convertibles.
Fraterrus Secundus, an Errant, was second. The only real conversion work was to extend the piston in its sword arm, allowing it to flex farther than usually allowed. It's not much to write home about, because I wanted one somewhat-stock model of each variant before getting crazy. And crazy ideas are definitely in the works...
Three to go! I'll continue to post as I complete them.
I'm also slowly expanding the army to include Adeptus Mechanicus support. These will be count-as Inquisitor henchmen to bulk out my list when needed. My Magos, an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor with Conversion Beamer, is still on the drawing board but some of his flunkies are finished.
This combat servitor began life as a plastic Space Hulk Genestealer Hybrid. The bionic left arm and leg are from MaxMini, the head is from Victoria and the right arm is from a Catachan Sentinel. The armored cowl is a Heresy-era Terminator shoulder pad, also from MaxMini (I believe...).
This servitor (count-as Acolyte with flamer) is another kitbash, using the torso, head and left arm from the Storm Talon sprue. The flamer is again from the Catachan Sentinel and the legs from a Catachan Command sprue.
This tech-priest (count-as Ministorum Priest with Eviscerator) started life as a Vampire Counts Necromancer. The head and axe are from MaxMini and everything else was random bits from the box.
This Hastatus, or Knight Pilot, is a Games Day Reaver Titan Princeps from Forge World that suffered from a broken baton. I grafted a clockwork power sword from - you guessed it - MaxMini. I tend to hit one bits manufacturer at a time, buying anything that strike my eye, and find uses for them later.
I made this Titan Princeps in amniotic casket (count-as Mystic or objective marker) from a plastic bead container from a craft store. The camera pod is from the Vindicator sprue while the antennas and vox speaker are from the Cadian Command sprue. The Princeps himself is a plastic skeleton, bulked slightly with greenstuff, and suspended by guitar wire. The top is removable so I can place the Princeps in the cockpit of a 40K-scale Titan, if I ever get around to building one.
That's about it for now! I'll probably be updating as I continue work.
Edited by CommodusXIII, 10 August 2018 - 03:16 PM.