The Phantom Base Menace

The Titan makes slow progress. The quick and easy it was to work the first dozens of hours with an airbrush, the more time consuming it gets to paint all these small gems (which are literally everywhere). So I got tired of painting these myriads of gems and started working on the base. I still had a dusted Contemtor Cybot on the shelf, which I wanted to use. So I took my Dremel and drilled some holes in his chest. Then the tree got some treatment. This bloody thing has an incredibly amount of mold lines and it was a b**** to clean. But in the end I won against the wood and proceeded to filling the gaps in the tree ...

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How to sing a Phantom Titan, Pt. III

And the Wraithbone continues bending to my song. After the preparational steps in Part I and Part II this one is about glueing the legs and posing it right. Poses A Titan of course has titanic legs. Apart from stating the obvious, this leads to new challanges when it comes to posing the Titan into a rather dynamic pose. While the “Both-feet-on-the-Ground” pose will probably work without pinning the legs, any other pose needs some support. I decided to build the Phantom Titan in a “half-running” or maybe “striding” pose. Looking at it from the side, the ...

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How to sing a Phantom Titan, Pt. II

And here the singing from “How to sing a Titan, Pt. I” continues. Magnetizing the Main Weapons Magnetizing the Main Weapons had several reasons. Weapon Swap – Of course the ability to swap weapons in the future. I got my Titan with a D-Cannon and a Pulsar but maybe I would like to have two D-Cannons in the future? Or a close combat weapon to gut out enemy warlords? The decision was made: one arms needs to be ready for a weapon swap, because the Titan will always have at least one D-Cannon (it’s simply the one most Eldar-esk weapon in the Titan’s armoury. I decided for the left arm to be fixed and the ...

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How to sing a Phantom Titan, Pt. I

With a stunningly short delivery time of 3 days my birthday present arrived: A nice Eldar Phantom Titan from the vaults of Forgeworld. A model this size needs of course quite some preparation and thought before building it. In the posts of “How to sing a Titan” I will try my best to be a bone singer of Saim Hann craftworld and bring this gargantuan model to life, meaning I will explain the whole thing step by step. The Tools Super Glue –  this of course is quite self explanatory, but I was surprised how much super glue I neded to complete the whole Phantom Titan. So make sure you have enough of it at home. There is nothing more frustrating than being ...

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