My dear friend Marc recently acquired a few Dreamforge Titan kits, having wanted to build them for some time, finally taking the plunge to get them and construct one of them, for the purpose of using as an alternate 40k Knight Titan. He took the time to put together an unboxing and step-by-step instruction guide on assembly, and gave us some tips and tricks along the way. Check out his walk-through below, with a size comparison to an Ork Stompa at the end!
I was pretty excited to pick this model up and give it a try as I have heard a lot of good things about it. I was also looking for an alternative to the GW Knight Titan model. As luck would have it, DreamForge was having a sale the day I was perusing their site, so I moved fast and pick up this one a small Leviathan Crusader, which I still have to put together.
The first thing you notice is the packing is quite nice. I was particularly impressed with the foam insert and the unique way in which the parts were stacked.
The next thing you notice is the model pieces are very clean – not a lot of mold lines to clean up. The model is made from plastic, so no resin to have to deal with.
Construction starts from the legs up. I would warn everyone to pay particular attention to the orientation of the model in the directions. And dry fit everything first – I can tell you that there were a few times when I thought I was correct only to find out later that I was wrong. In all but one case, the glue had not completely dried, but it was still a pain in the backside.
There is a great deal of articulation in this model. Picture on the left shows leg construction, notice holes for 10mm screws to be put in place.
Completed legs. Knee, foot and ankle joints do move.
I next assembled the hips/spine. This model has a different kind of design feel to it, with a mixture of organic and robotic looking parts fused into a titan, making it into a creepy war construct.
One of the things that really sold me on the model was the skull head – it sorta has this HR Geiger vibe to it that I really like.
I then moved on to build out the upper body with the chest region, shoulders and back.
Completed upper body with head mounted.
The stock model comes with two close combat weapons – a scythe and a power fist. I decided I wanted a ranged weapon as well so bought a kit from DreamForge for cannon. The kit comes with two different options that you can build, I opted for the shorter version – the Grendel.
As I mentioned before, there is a great deal of articulation, and the model is modular in design, so you can swap out weapons. Here is a pic with the scythe in place. I could have used either the cannon or the power fist. They simply twist on and off.
Here is the completed model as I have outfitted it. It’s got a nice look and I’m looking forward to painting it up. Take your time with this one – it’s a lot of fun!
Size comparison to a Ork Stompa – they are about the same size. Can’t you just see these two guys duking it out?