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Hey guys! So this is my Warhound. Now, buying one of these is a pretty big investment to say the least; and for a while, i was defintely feeling buyers remorse; it took two months to finally arrive, and it cost $30 shipping (which was supposed to be free) because they send backorders through a private courier (sounds kinda like a scam to me; couldn't they just say everything is back-ordered and then no one would get free shipping on anything?).
When i finally got it, it was horrendously greasy, from the resin release agent. Now, I have bought Forgewrold models before; but this was by far much worse than anything else. Greasier than that "fry chef" at McDonalds. Seriously. Anyways, it took me honestly like 20 hours of scrubbing to clean.
Now, this is where things started to ge better. Building it was pretty fun, and the resin fit together moderately well. I was satisfied with the job did on the base, and I even added a few other things to make my Warhound special; There is a huge pin between his torso and... waist? so it swivels. I mainly just did this for easy transportation, but meh; Its always classic playing an Apocalypse game and swivelling his torso to face another Baneblade or swarm of orks or something right before I kill them. I also drilled a hole between the cockpit and the other chamber of the torso, and ran a green LED wire though there, with a 9V battey resting in the other torso chamber. The LED wasn't as bright as I thought it was going to be, or else I would have pictures in the dark. But the idea was cool, the eyes of my Warhound glowing green. I am in the process of ordering better LEDs on eBay at this moment. I will try and post more pictures when I fix that.
Anyways, I finished building my Warhound right around my birthday, so my boss, Jason Richards, offered to paint it for me. Well, that was of course an offer I couldn't refuse- and one of the wickedest birthday present ever lol. He finished in one week, with everything but the interior done, which he left for me. He also left all the little pennants and name plates for me to detail, so I wrote various latin words, (better, faster, stronger, the word of the emperor protects, let there be light [on the guns ]etc etc.) in gothic letters, as I had decided to name my titan Dies Irae, which I am pretty sure translates to Wrath of the Gods. So, thats about it. Oh, and its wicked playing with this; it hauls ass! To date, I have killed... well a lot of stuff. One of the defining moments was blowing up, killing an entire green tide, as well as half my allies! Mwahahahaha it was a pretty funny game, to say the least. So anyways, here are the pictures, I hope I uploaded them correctly and what not.
Oh okay, cool Thanks for the clearing that up!
That's a well painted titan. I think you have done a good job putting it together and posing it, clever idea about the swiveling hips. Your paint job is good. I like the colours you have used on it. I think they bring out it's details quite well. I also think the way you have painted it to be dirty is good. The dirt gives it alook like it has seen much death and carnage over the years. The base is good too, all that mess and rumble does make it look like it is crushing a ruined battlefield underfoot. Sorry you got messed about with the backorder problem. Rep for thy titan.
Dies Irae is the name of the Imperator Titan in False Gods (the second book in the Horus Heresy series) that is commanded by Princeps Esau Turnet. Not sure if that was intentional (I will assume no since yours is a Warhound), but I don't think the Imperium repeats names on Titans.
That's not to say you can't ignore it - after all, I ignored the existance of the entire 5th company of Blood Angels because I liked my fluff better. I just thought you'd want to know that your Warhound is actually a pre-heresy-built Imperator.
Nice paint scheme by the way, melikes.
Hahahah I had NO idea! Seriously, I just went through every single name "latin phrase" on wikipedia, trying to find one that both sounded fairly cool and had a good meaning. Thanks for the heads up; I will have to change it!
Last edited by Duke111; October 1st, 2008 at 00:20.
Ira Deorum? That is actually wrath f the gods lol. Hopefully that i not taken. Although i do have a backup one in case it is; Fidei Defensor; Defender of the Faith! lol.
lol, you can't call it Dies Irae! the dies irae was destroyed during the storm of iron novel,
naw, you can call your warhound whatever you want, you earned it by paying the forgeworld pricetag.
Take my words with a grain of salt, i am not the tactical genius i think i am!
Ira Deorum probably isn't taken, but don't take me for my word on that. I'm a slow reader, I haven't read much more than about half the second Horus Neresy book, nevermind the huge number of books the Black Library has published with Titans in them. That sounds cooler than Dies Irae anyway. Thumbs up!
I forget where, possibly the lexicanum, but there was at least one sight i found that had a list of every titan with a name that has ever been mentioned in GW fluff, and Ira Deorum doesnt ring any bells, so I dont think its taken. If you'd like to check, shouldnt be too hard to find with a few creative google searches, I believe I was looking for it to find out if there were any names of titans that had been with the 3rd legion (Emperor's Children). Sadly, there were no warhounds, which is what i was looking for as I plan to one day buy one of those monstrosities.
In any case, I like your titan, 'tis very very nice.