Back again in almost a week! Just been a little bit over I suppose, but hey I have a big model to show off. The Knight Titan kit is one of the most interesting kits I think GW has ever put together. It was a breeze to assemble and quite entertaining to paint, though I felt like I really had to push at the end here to get it done before my vacation was up. I started plugging away on this guy on Friday afternoon. I didn’t have a ton of time with him then but an hour or so with the air brush and a few hours with metallics saw the basic colors of the model lined out. Saturday I pushed for nearly six hours during the day as the grandparents took the kiddos to the fair and another 2 hours later in the evening. Sunday I booked probably close to 4 hours and a similar amount of time today (Monday).
I have always been impressed by the yellow and red quarter schemes, at one point I almost painted howling griffons instead of white scars. I spent a good deal of time figuring out what basic scheme I wanted to go with, and seeing the house hawkshroud black and yellow scheme I found something I could easily adjust to my liking. I have yet to pick a name for him as you can see the script on his chain sword and chest are blank, but I should have one coming soon.
There is so much detail in this kit you can really get lost in the model. The decals really go a long way in helping those of us not terribly awesome at freehand come away with a really good looking model. The weathering was done with oil washes and pigments, the base was colored with pigments and matte varnish mixed together then you guessed it more pigment. I don’t think the dry earthly look can be pulled off any other way.
There is a lot more I could do on the base with the trench works below the titan, but I am not quite sure what to put in there, if I find the proper peices before the SS4 I will certainly add them.
Anyway wife is staring at me telling me its time to go to bed so have a good week everyone.