My happiness over having a 28mm scale Warhound titan was rather short lived. A few days back while drinking my morning coffee I heard a rather ominous crashing sound from the hobby room. As I walked over to investigate, I found my new titan in quite a lot of pieces, spread out over the floor. Insert your own graphic language here, pretend it is in Dutch and you'll have a reasonably accurate facsimile of my morning. Long story short, I have two pieces of awesome terrain :)One of the downsides of 3D printed resin is its brittleness. It might have to do with my curing setting or my resin, but small parts (like spears) can break off easily. Mostly it is quite quickly fixed with some superglue, but a fallen titan is an order of magnitude more work. Lets check out the poor war machine after I picked up (most of) the pieces.
|Not pictured: hot (manly) tears covering the bits.|
As I went along picking things up I thought I might just glue it all back together again. Even though there would be serious damage to some of the paint work, for instance the leg plate. For those of you wondering, I put it on its own shelf in my hobby zone. Turned out this cheap shelf was level, but had not fully clickede onto its internal fixing system. After two weeks of hanging properly it snapped in place, causing the shelf to click forward about half a millimeter, turning it into a small ramp that made the titan slide and fall to the floor.
|In all modesty I have to say those blends on the scroll do hold up to very close-up photography.|
In the end it turned out the plate above fixed up reasonably well. But the hydraulic systems where in pieces and snapped off at points where I couldn't fix them again. Bits of the legs where out of joint, making it impossible to get them into the proper position again and (worst of all) all the breaks made it impossible for the legs to support the rather heavy upper torso. All in all fixing the titan turned out to be quite impossible.
|All sadness over my titan's demise aside, playing around with icelandic moss and PVA on a well painted model is fun on its own. And its not something I'd spontaneously do.|
After an appropriate period of grumping around, I took what was left of the titan, fixed it onto MDF bases (hey I based it in the end!) and decided to make it into one of those overgrown warmachines. I have to admit the temptation was there to go for a 'blasted wasteland' style base. But adding greens is just so much more satisfying.
|Perhaps I should've added some rust and damage to the titan before covering it in jungle growth, but I think as a scene it does hold up.|
On the upshot I might just use it more as terrain than as a functional war machine.
|Should I go for a 'that still only counts as one'here? Nah I'll refrain.|
And as a second upshot this cheeky Eldar Farseer had his day. Probably saw it coming too :). I don't know when I'll be printing a replacement, but I'm quite sure I will be printing a replacement for this titan. Let's file the rest of this fiasco under the 'happy little accident' category of the hobby.