Thursday, 28 May 2020

Warlord-Psi Titan No.827 - Polaris-Noctis, Ordo Sinister

Certificate Number:​ 00827
Titan Name:​ Polaris-Noctis
Pattern:​ Mars-pattern Warlord-Sinister class Psi-Titan
Head Unit:​ Terra-pattern Sinister Helm
Primary Armament:​ Sinistramanus Tenebrae, Quake Cannon, carapace Laser Blaster pair.
Princeps:​ Preceptor-Intendant is undisclosed.
Titan Legio:​ Ordo Sinister, Polaris fortress-crypt
Battle Maniple Composition:​ Warlord (904); Warlord-Sinister (827); Reaver (2444); Warbringer Nemesis (119); Warbringer Nemesis (186)

Owner:​ Gemie
Location:​ Nottinghamshire, UK.
Comments:​ Custom decal work, all weapons, turrets and head magnetised for exchange and movement. This warlord is my imagining and interpretation of a Warlord-Sinister Psi-Titan, built before Forgeworld’s reveal of the official version. Since building this I've replicated him in Adeptus Titanicus scale. I drew great inspiration from Nate’s OG Warlord-Sinister ​Borealis-Xanthus.

Bespoke builds for psi-cannon and quake cannon. Head is a modified Mars Beta-pattern warlord head unit into my imagining of a psi-titan head. Inspired by Dark Eldar psychic helms.
A custom scenic base is currently being built and will perhaps form part of a future Armies on Parade entry. Watch this space TOC.

Photos:
28mm and AT scale Warlord Psi-Titans
The right arm features a bespoke Quake Cannon simply because Princeps Gemie wanted to build one despite there being no such official Forgeworld model. This was magnetised into components so it could be broken down and rebuilt into a Belicosa Volcano Cannon. Like so much in this build, the armour paneling (and bracket) is magnetised so it can be attached to either side allowing for mounting on a ‘normal’ Warlord-class Titan.
The custom Sinistramanus Tenebrae 
Superb heraldic shields

Princeps Gemie's thinking behind the bespoke Sinistramanus Tenebrae was that this is Terra’s evolution of the Mechanicum’s dark matter lance technology just like the Photon Thruster and Darkfire Cannon before it. As per the lore this is modelled onto the left arm but still magnetised for transport.
From the very beginning I had a specific imagining of the Ciricrux Anima as I was drawn to the idea of psykers powering the psi-cannon like a psyker battery. These Alpha-level psyker cells are magnetised so they can be removed when desired.  
The occupants are cadavers to represent their life essence being drained. Each still has their null-amp collars around their necks.
Following a Forgeworld official Psi-Titan being released Princeps Gemie decided to build an Arioch Power Claw as a nod to it. Painted red as per the expanded lore. Of course, he had to add my own touch and articulated the five fingers and modified the wrist to allow multiple poses. The wrist was tricky and his original build was redesigned which saw a slight reduction in the articulation. The Mega-Bolter is also magnetised.

Awesome work by Princeps Gemie, a unique and very sinister Warlord indeed!

Cheers, Princeps Majoris Siph, UK/EUR Admin.

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning work as always, great to see your Titans on here!!! This ones level of work is insane!

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  2. Incredible work! Absolutely love the tubed psyker batteries!

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