Like BigJohn said, at a certain point you have to be done even if you aren't done. I need to clear coat it. I will probably still do a kill banner, and I am definitely going to do one more conversion (Plasma Blastgun for carapace weapon). I might get the courage to do a little more weathering - and try heat blooms on the laser weapons again. But, the engine is pretty much done, and I will probably begin moving on to other projects.
For those of you who are interested, the banner is made from cardstock, a bit of sprue, and a couple of eagle heads from the Knight kit. The banner itself is fully templated in Photoshop, and if we get some people who are interested, I think Shadow will consider hosting the file (Nothing confirmed, but it is possible - Shadow). You can change the name, the small text, the size and color of the swords, the number of skull "kill marks" - pretty much everything. My banner, so small it is illegible, says this in High Gothic:
From Mars comes this Reaver, from fire and war. This engine has preserved the Mechanicum with focused light and heat of suns. During the Fall, this machine held the Forge of Olympus Mons against the tide of cy-carnivora, mutants, and the Silica Animus which created these atrocities oflesh and metal. The hordes chanted: Drown the Lord! Drown the Lord of Iron and Death! Suffocate him, submerge him so that we may live on. Kill the damned King and live on!
They attacked the gates of the Fabricator General at the Temple of the Frictionless Piston, but this engine stood firm against them and drove them back, exterminating them to the last. Yet, they were prescient; a thousand years later this engine fought in the blockade of the Uhn worlds. Its carrier ship was shot down over the oceans of planet Aegaeon. We are blessed for we found this machine therein after three times one thousand years. Now reborn, the Drowned King rises, restored from the waters of death.
Thus do we invoke the Omnisiah.
Thus do we repair that which was sundered.
I hope you guys like these pics. This project has been amazing - an even bigger job than the warhound!
Explorator Covenant Karnek Rho 37 continues to unearth engines amidst the destroyed worlds of the Uhn holdfast. At the direction of Archmagos Karnek, the search for additional God-engines continues. Magos Lacrymae Octavian Razov orders his Secularis work teams to begin the next dig, while Data Predator Sabina Dragunov conducts the rites of Texorcism again and again on the Drowned King.
Auspex readings indicate a still larger engine buried deep in the Macrotek Silos underneath Uhn Prime...something larger than any engine yet unearthed, perhaps with a dangerously self aware and bloodthirsty anima....
Quite the lovely banner, befitting both the Legio and the rich history expected of such an engine.
The knee plates continue to tell the story as well as to draw the eye and break up the colors.
Very lovely carapace work and carapace weapon conversion.
Purity seals adorn her as the magos tries to do the technocism but maintain the heraldry of a traitorous Legio. Dan's previously done Warhound and interview explain that story.
The magnetized weapons come into their own, as you can see here. And each gun has a special paint scheme and decals, showing the love that has been thrown into this engine.
A fine tally of kills belongs to this Volcano Cannon.
A fearsome aspect hangs about Rex Submersi.
The Apocalypse missile launcher looks great and the rich red that Dan imparts on his Titans works quite well with it.
The God-Engine stands ready for war.