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post #671 of 705 (permalink) Old 05-11-15, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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The head came out today so it looks like a breach birth.......



I'm pleased with the overall shape of the head but the size is a concern. Obviously there must be a 3 man cockpit crew so it has to be bigger than the Reaver head. The 'Face' is long rather than squat like the Reaver so I see a lot of the Dave Smith version and my own. In the FW tradition the cockpit helmet comes off to reveal the interior; I guess it's just a case of wait and see how the sizes compare. FW is sticking with the ball gimbal neck so the head won't be movable; that's disappointing but can be circumvented.

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Meh!

I have to say after all the hype the debut poster is rather uninspired:



The painting is pretty mediocre and the model looks like all the recent gangling Mars kniggets that FW has been offering.

What a disappointment...............

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A real image in the flesh, er, resin...........

albeit with an alternate Helmet.............

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with every titan and knight release its getting more tempting to save up for an army them buggers.
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with every titan and knight release its getting more tempting to save up for an army them buggers.
While they are lovely models reality still intervenes . . . Mortgage > titans.

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I am left with a sickly taste on my tongue when i look at this model. Now i know its an impressive piece of kit BUT i just seems like they found a new model in the knights and decided to just run with it for all new releases.

I somewhat prefer the box topped looking models than this for warlord titans and i know its a mars pattern variant but it still to me feels lazy modelling to just upscale the knights to this level.

Anyone played any of the mechwarrior series? some of those more squared off box shaped mechs look terrifying to behold, i just hope we are not coming into the era of FW making all titans look the same just in differing size scales.

Now the plus points, it DOES look like a great piece of kit and the head looks pretty cool and well what can i say about those cannons.......RUN FOR THE HILLS not that the hills will survive either though :D
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It's an amazing model that they've put out, some of the closeups are awesome - the gangway and circular door in its lower back with lascannon defence lasers I particularly liked.

Blackadder, yours is certainly a different and more imposing look, I think that the Lucius pattern still holds up in the face of the Mars Pattern release.

As to paint job though, having seen the painted closeups I'm not sure that I agree entirely... there is some excellent detail that they've worked into the beast.

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I am left with a sickly taste on my tongue when i look at this model. Now i know its an impressive piece of kit BUT i just seems like they found a new model in the knights and decided to just run with it for all new releases.

I somewhat prefer the box topped looking models than this for warlord titans and i know its a mars pattern variant but it still to me feels lazy modelling to just upscale the knights to this level.
I'm in complete agreement and loathe this new tangent FW has initiated. When the first knights appeared I thought them an interesting group style and they did have a certain appeal but they certainly shouldn't dominate the overall design of all the classes of vehicles. From a distance without a reference for scale it is difficult to recognize Reavers and now Warlords from any of the knight variants. I strongly suspect that the Titans as a group came into being because of the 'Epic' scale figures and the desire to have humanoid shaped larger figures to play the game. The Titans filled that need but the classes were all distinct and original in shape not just different sizes of the same design.

I think FW is just either getting lazy in their design department or has just run out of ideas.

First they need an infusion of new blood and second they need to re-embrace the sorely neglected Lucius Pattern equipment.

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First they need an infusion of new blood and second they need to re-embrace the sorely neglected Lucius Pattern equipment.
Quite agree! Although the current model is a brilliant piece of work. I have always preferred the Lucius style of warhound and your warlord as well.

This is always the picture in my head when talking about warlord titans:

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