Gothic Scenery

It stuck me that there was a great opportunity to mash up some of the Games Workshop sets and merge some together for great effect.

So having seen them in Games Workshop Durham store, I thought that these mausoleum buildings from the Garden of Morr set were about the right scale.

Sure enough stacked up with some of the Adeptus Titanicus buildings they could work well. So it was time to do some kit bashing.

I think these…

…turned out…

…okay. Bought another building set off eBay that provided the doors for one of the buildings.

I liked the ability of these buildings to be stacked and intermingled. Gives great options for making varied city scapes.

Chaos Warhound

So ages ago I bought a Warhound. What arrived in an atrociously packaged and damaged box was not what I was expecting and it’s taken ages to rebuild it. Pretty much every section was broken apart so reconstruction meant pinned and epoxied joints and some touching up of the interior paint.

It came with laser blasters and a plasma cannon too. It’s ready for exterior paint now but will be in the to do list for a long time now whilst I chug through the 8mm scale Titans for Adeptus Titanicus.

Paired Laser Blasters

Modern tech is great. Games Workshop’s delay in releasing further weapons has created a gap in the market for independently designed and 3D printed alternatives.

I hadn’t bought much stuff like this in the past, but I have been impressed with the quality of these prints.

I thought that the armoured containers were too good to pass up on too.

So with a couple of Titans a few knights, weapon options and some buildings I think we’re ready to play some games!

There’s still a few buildings to paint and yet there is plenty of variety to mix thinks up in future.

Line of Sight blocking terrain was always key in the original edition and I think it’s going to be key in this edition too.

Titans and Knights

So started painting some stuff up, starting with a few Knights in House Liagaun colours. Like the 28mm scale ones I’ve done but less tainted by chaos.

Making and painting up the Warlords took a while made it there in the end.

The detail on these models are great

Added decals but still need to come back to weathering but we’ll get there at some point.

Ordered some custom decals for Legio Ulricon so I develop some narrative around the maniple as it builds up. The concept of a serpent emblem seemed appropriate for a traitor titan legion.

I think that there’s a temptation to over do it so I have tried to keep the models simple.

Along the way over recent weeks I ended up acquiring two of these. I’ll sell one on, but think that it’ll make a great centrepiece building.

It’s a Kibri Z scale kit (#36818) that is no longer in production.

It has plenty of character and I think will be another good building addition for games of Adeptus Titanicus.

The stained glass windows won’t be staying nor will the factory base.

One of the pair also came with some custom Shapeways flying buttresses which was a nice touch.

It needs a few repairs, but nothing major. So after that I felt it was important to get some of the other models as they came out so a few more knights and a pair of Reavers had to be added to the top of quite a long build-and-paint list.

More Cover

So after the previous buildings, I decided scale was still key and ordered some MDF buildings from TT Combat. Some of these look pretty amazing in 28mm scale once painted up so I wanted to see what the epic scale offerings delivered.

Adnet Apartments Building

I tried the Adnet Apartments and Meller Heights buildings. Built up both are big, centrepiece type buildings. The scale for both isn’t really right for Adeptus Titanicus in my view, the windows are too big, most notably on the Meller building, you can kind of imagine the Adnet as the right scale. Neither is particularly dark or gothic either.

Meller Heights Building

So time for some mods. I decided first to board up the windows and then to start adding some embellishments.

Mixture of bits, doing all the windows was a faff.

Bit of mixing with 28mm scale worked okay I think.

Less work needed on this, but the roof definitely needed some more detail.

Then it was time for some paint…

Built but no City

So in complete contrast to pretty much any other occasion ever, I followed the instructions and built all the buildings from the Sector Imperialis kit that comes with the Grand Master Edition.

The downside to the is that they don’t give you a lot of height, so other than hiding knights you are not getting a lot of cover. The table top footprint is however not too bad.

So the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that there are some non-standard buildings in the mix which is true. I’ve been spending a fair bit of time looking at what scenery you can get for 6, 8 & 10mm scale.

This includes this acrylic cut and etched Genatorium building from Honey Bee Works. I thought that it will add a bit of variety and a focal point for an industrial zone.

In fairness quite a bit of work to build, but a well thought out design that comes together nicely once complete. It is not that rich I’m fine detail so you might want to think about adding some detailing before paint.

I also bought these nicely detailed resin buildings which are imported from Wasteland Game Studio in the USA. I like the stackability of these to give some line-of-sight blocking terrain for the Warlords. You can get them from Vanguard Miniatures.

I ended up modding both, but they work well alongside the new GW buildings:

I’d definitely consider getting some more of these.