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Ninjabread15 Jun 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

Introducing the classic plastic 1988 Warlord Titan Ferrum Dux, part of my growing War Griffons Titan legion.

Intact cardboard Void Shield spinny disc and everything. Mwah. Mwah mwah mwah.

Ferrum Dux was painted for a game of vintage Adeptus Titanicus (none of that fancy new 8mm stuff) against the forces of Jean-Baptiste & Associates. He joins the Warhound Titan that Jean-Baptiste also strong-armed me into painting, proving I'm nothing more than a monkey dancing to the whims of that man.

Epic scale Warhound Titan, Epic scale Walord Titan, and a 40K scale Intercessor Sergeant.

The Warlord kit is simple kit of only about a dozen pieces (compared to the modern version's 144), and has to be assembled in a very fixed pose of striding forward with the left leg. This has the effect of making multiple Warlords (like there'd be in this game) look like a dance troupe. To avoid this I amputated both legs at the knee, and replaced them with a pair of right legs so the ankles and knees would be symmetrical.

The indomitable power stance of an 1980s heavy metaller.

The humongous number of weapon options the kit came with have been cannibalised by years of my frivolous conversions, so I had to resort to some trimmed Technolog missile pods for the carapace. For bonus hipster points, the banner pole fitting is a cut down Zoid cannon. I magnetised all these options though so I can switch them out later if the guilt becomes too much. Or I find even rarer indie kits to incorporate.

Look at my pods!

The carapace banner designs are adapted from the Wayne England illustrations on the War Griffons spread in White Dwarf, as is pretty much the entire Warlord's colour scheme. However, this time I experimented with introducing the yellow you see a lot of modern War Griffons in. I'd previously thought it would look odd alongside the gold, but it worked a treat. And ultimately, I'm glad I'm getting all these colour experiments done before I commit paint to the 40K scale Armorcast Titans.

War Griffons spread from White Dwarf 120, December 1989.

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Carapace banner, front and back.

This mighty metal plastic warlord is now ready to come crashing down in sheets of flame on the gaming table, as it did right at the start of the long-anticipated game with Jean-Baptiste. War Griffons, huh, yeah, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing!

Here're my Titans fighting against my old tournament Ork army. You can see I have a big thing for big Titans with big banners and lots of big rockets.

The Bad Moon Ork Gargant Rokkit Bastid engages the War Griffons outside the walls of Gork's Fort, Nuke Castle.

Two Titans done, more on their way. I've got a second Warhound and a Reaver on the desk at the moment watch this space.

More miniatures at:https://www.ninjabread.co.uk
Painting tutorials at: https://www.patreon.com/ninjabread

Ninjabread out!

whitejamest15 Jun 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

Wow, absolutely spectacular work!

Jason O Mahony15 Jun 2020 11:33 a.m. PST

Lovely work. I have a soft spot for the beetle back Warlord. Also the War Griffons were my Legio of choice.

Unfortunately, my original collection was stolen a few years back in a burglary. I have picked up some of the new releases but it is just not quite the same.

Curious to see if GW will bite the bullet an do the rest ie. infantry, tanks etc. to match the new scale.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 12:01 p.m. PST

Great work – sorry to hear about your hard luck with the thieves

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

I like the new style Titans better, but these are spectacular. Makes be feel like reading the WD of the late eighties again…

khanscom15 Jun 2020 3:41 p.m. PST

Love it! Truly awesome work.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2020 6:05 a.m. PST

Very nice.

andy

Valderian16 Jun 2020 6:48 a.m. PST

Tremendous work and with a spectacular end result. Nicely done!

nugrim16 Jun 2020 8:56 a.m. PST

Jesus christ that freehand

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa16 Jun 2020 10:00 a.m. PST

That is amazing.

Mithmee17 Jun 2020 3:02 p.m. PST

My Reaver is from is very same Titan Legion.

I do miss Warhammer Epic.

Your Kidding16 Jul 2020 3:14 p.m. PST

Back in the day. Great work.

Legion 417 Jul 2020 7:01 a.m. PST

OLD SCHOOL !!!! The Golden Days of Epic !!!!

Skinflint Games17 Jul 2020 3:32 p.m. PST

DUDE. Was just about to post some Retrohammer here myself and here I see some absolute masterpieces – wow. Just wow. Bravo sir.

The H Man17 Jul 2020 4:44 p.m. PST

If there was any question space marines are getting too big…

(Pic 2)

Der Krieg Geist23 Jul 2020 12:05 p.m. PST

Ninjabread,
That is an absolute marvel of beauty! I really like the missile rack conversion, looks better than the original.
You do wonderful work. :) Your banners are mint also. I freely admit I miss the days of the banners. Yes they were fragile and kind of a pain in the arse, but boy do they look sweet.

I have not played Adeptus Titanicus for decades but my Titan Legion still sees combat as assault and fire support cyborgs in 28mm games. I have seven beetle backed Warlords, one metal blocky one and two of the last metals GW made with the twin cannons sticking out of the front of the shoulder carapaces. Add in five first run Reavers and four Warhounds, they make a Tsunami wave of battle field destruction. LOL

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