Friday, 27 May 2016

Reaver Titan No.1882 - Odium Aeternum, Legio Mortis

Certificate Number: 1882
Titan Name: Odium Aeternum, "Eternal Grudge"
Class: Chaos Reaver Class Battle Titan
Pattern: Mars Pattern
Head Unit: N/A

Primary Armament: Two Laser Blasters and an Apocalypse Missile Launcher
Princeps: Father Nurgle cares not for his name, the Princeps has been subsumed by the Titan
Titan Legio: Legio Mortis
Demi Legio: Unknown
Battle Maniple Composition: Unknown

Owner: Iosh T.
Location: Washington, USA
My journey as a modeler is thankfully long, but only recently have I come to own a Titan that I can display here.

I've had a Warhound for a couple of years now, but it's a refurbished one that a buddy of mine veritably destroyed before giving up and trading it to me. I couldn't resist the challenge, and after a couple months worth of disassembly, oven cleaner and simple green scrubbing, I had a severely damaged and, to my mind, incredible heap of resin to play with. After five months of dry fitting, I produced a lovely Mortis engine, with hand sculpted heraldry inspired by the transfer sheets all over it. I love the beast, for it turned out far better than I thought it would.

At any rate, my sweet wife watched my struggle to fix the mistakes he made and to turn an Imperial Titan into an avatar of Nurgle. She patiently listened as I explained how slime and tentacles didn't interest me as much as making it look like a beautiful machine turned to rust and ruin, as it was halfway there already. She decided, upon seeing how I triumphed over the sickly thing, to buy me a Reaver.

The works and collections I see here beggar my imagination and my pocketbook! Owning a Warhound is like a dream for me (I still have an incomplete kitbash started in 2007! Lame!), but now I have this Reaver too, and even if I've waited nearly a month for replacement parts, I feel high as a kite just looking at the heap to assemble. What an incredible model! 

Trying to find direction on its assembly is what led me to the Titan Owners Club, and I am agog at the talent on display there. 



The touch of Nurgle certainly shows in his work.

Very unique additions to the carapace of the Warhound mentioned earlier.

The familiar sight of Forge World resin on the Reaver.

Titan Owners Club


  1. Love the detail that has gone into the cog work and knee pads. FW should take interest in brass etchings for similar upgrades. Well done.

    1. It's creepy in its own right. And it's definitely a different take on Nurgle and I quite honestly like it. The use of the rust definitely feels right and looks pretty realistic.

  2. Always good to see another Mortis engine! I agree with Drake and Shadow - I really like your take on Nurgle - I have always kind of wanted to do a Nurgle army, but less on the bloated sacks of maggoty decay side and more on the lean, cadaverous, gaunt, rusted-out avatars of death side. The hand sculpted work here is amazing man - the leg plate Mortis symbol is straight out of the Forge World book. I'd really like to see more of this 'hound you have and definitely keep us posted on the Reaver!

  3. !!!!!
    Great repair work! Not a chaos fan myself, but I really like what you've done.
    AND your wife bought you a reaver?!!?
    .....mine won't even look at dice, let alone buy them for me.
    Your rust is beautifully nurgly!

  4. Nice work on the detailing!!!

    Looks much better than flat decals. Good luck on the reaver, 🍻

  5. Lovely work, especially the rust. Will look forward to seeing the progress of the Reaver. I need to get my finger out with my Warlord! Too much hobby and not enough hobby time!

  6. I'm itching for an update! Would love to see how that Reaver is coming along!

  7. Hey, thanks guys! Been a bit busy... Update coming, and a possible addition to the little family here!