Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Warlord Titan No.434- Borealis Xanthus, Ordo Sinister

Certificate Number: 434
Titan Name: Borealis Xanthus
Pattern: Mars Alpha
Head Unit: Mars Beta
Primary Armament: Sinistramanus Tenebrae, Port Armature Mount. Arioch Pattern Power Claw, Starboard Armature Mount. Apocalypse Pattern Missile Launchers, Carapace Mount.
Princeps: Arothmenet, Third Princeps of the Fourth Chamber
Titan Legio: Titanicus Terranic Ordo Sinister
Battle Maniple Composition: Not Applicable


Owner: Nate T.
Location: Rhode Island, USA, Terra
Comments: 
Borealis Xanthus is currently fast in progress, and is scheduled to Walk in the Horus Heresy Big Blam Megabattle at the NOVA Open 2017. Upgrades include a customized left arm weapon, LED lighting in the head, torso, and weapon arms, customization in the cockpit to represent the Ciricrux Anima, and an internal speaker to blare warhorns. 


Photos of the initial layout and prep are attached, and I plan frequent update during the build and paint process. I've included images of the boxes, certificate, initial layout, and post cleaning, as well as the Claw construction. Next week I should have paint tests for the armor plates and images of the cockpit, as well as LED lighting test for the head.

Photos: 



WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTOS:


The wonderful boxes that signify the start of a Warlord!




All the parts laid bare and ready to be assembled.


Never ceases to amaze how big the claw actually is.



A lovely start to a deadly weapon.





A lot has been done on the head and body.





Very lovely work on the weapons, and a cool conversion for the Ordo Sinister's specialized weapon.






And a unique and great looking conversion for the head and shoulder plates as well.

19 comments:

  1. *sigh* ... I want one. Beautiful.

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    1. The first Ordo Sinister engine that registered on TOC.

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  2. Thanks Shadow! Proud to join the honored ranks here. Power testing my LED setup tonight, fingers crossed all twelve lights work first try!

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  3. Great bodywork, love the weathering on the endo skeleton

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    1. Thanks! I'll be adding more trim colors and details before oil weathering, then on go the armor plates.

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  4. Wow... that is sooooo good 😊

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    1. Thank you sir, an honor coming from the master of multiple engines!

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    2. I'm with Hertford on this. Difference is I can't pick words to describe how impressed I am by it.

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    3. I'm pleased everyone digs the direction I've gone. Warlord Sinister desrciptions are thin so I've taken some license. LED test today didn't go well so I'm delayed a bit but it shouldn't slow me too much.

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    4. "If at first you don't succeed...."

      Would love to see how you did this and the paint scheme. You're more than welcome to send in a painting tutorial for how you did and and we'll show it off for you.

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    5. Will do, I'm doing step by step photos when I get to batch painting the armor plates.

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  5. I have to ask, where did you get the lion heads for the shoulder pads?

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    1. The heads were 3d printed, the mane and Legion symbol on the forehead was sculpted with green stuff.

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    2. Nathanial, I'm thinking an Ordo Sinister might be in my future. Can I disuses with you about possibly getting a set of the lion heads? I think that's such a fantastic conversion.

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    3. I had them printed by a friend, I can email you a link to the 3d file we used.

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    4. Fantastic. Jon_beatty@hotmail.com

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  6. I know the heads have gotten a lot of attention and they ARE beautiful. But I want to hear the warhorns when you get them done!

    Beautiful work sir!

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  7. Nathaniel, did you have a chance to email that file? Ordeo Sinisters ranks maybe growing.

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  8. I as well would be interested in the heads.. anyway we can get in touch?

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