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  1. I've got a lot of nerve resurrecting this old...

    I've got a lot of nerve resurrecting this old thread but I need to learn how to do Blue Plasma coils For my Emperor's Plasma cannon. I borrowed here and there from a half dozen "expert" painters and...
  2. Not a problem Vejut. Making it look right in my...

    Not a problem Vejut. Making it look right in my minds eye is what make this project interesting. If everything went together perfectly what a bore that would be.


    My third try at this Quake...
  3. A Change of Pace: It's time to readdress the...

    A Change of Pace:


    It's time to readdress the Raison d'etre of this project. The second main weapon arm will be a Gatling style multiple barrel weapon.


    https://i.imgur.com/1Ykg86a.jpg...
  4. Anyway I think I nailed it ...

    Anyway I think I nailed it


    https://i.imgur.com/oQfZJbV.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/oQfZJbVl.jpg


    albeit I do have to widen the front of the deck
  5. Interestingly enough my son just acquired a SOTA...

    Interestingly enough my son just acquired a SOTA 3D printer with a resin reservoir and offered to make parts for me but I declined.

    I prefer to do things the old fashion way.

    But this printer...
  6. Thanks for all the replies; I was in a...

    Thanks for all the replies;


    I was in a playful mood yesterday and decided to spend my time making an Adeptus Mechanicus Icon for the front of the Quake Cannon housing.


    After a couple of...
  7. Thanks for replying and the information. I've...

    Thanks for replying and the information. I've looked on youtube and there doesn't seem to have any set formula to execute this effect. And none of them represented so far have really grabbed me...
  8. Back to Business: Short post today. I...

    Back to Business:


    Short post today.


    I finished the corner spires a day ago and glued them in place.


    https://i.imgur.com/Msw2i3N.jpg
  9. I have a question and I need some advice. ...

    I have a question and I need some advice.


    I'm resurrecting my old Titan Hunter Thread because I need to learn how to do the Plasma Blaster blue glow on the plasma coils

    ...
  10. Thanks for the replies..... These bas reliefs...

    Thanks for the replies.....

    These bas reliefs are approximately 2-3 millimeters thick and are a fair representation of the Adeptus Mechanicus Icon.


    Gone are the days when I use to spend hours...
  11. It's Beginning To Look a Tad Cluttered: ...

    It's Beginning To Look a Tad Cluttered:


    https://i.imgur.com/dHZK7X5.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/dHZK7X5l.jpg


    I may have to widen the superstructure platform.
  12. Is That a 200CM Cannon in Your Pocket? ...

    Is That a 200CM Cannon in Your Pocket?




    Or are you just glad there is an update?


    Anyway before I can go any further with the detail on the center module I need to rough out the cannon...
  13. Last night's work..... ...

    Last night's work.....


    https://i.imgur.com/MtJHUJ8.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/MtJHUJ8l.jpg


    and an overall view:
  14. Everything Is Roses: Even the mistakes are...

    Everything Is Roses:


    Even the mistakes are working out; almost as if they were planned.


    The 100.00 caliber (2,54 meter) quake cannon emplacement is coming along and should allow for a 45°...
  15. Thanks for the replies. I'd like to flatter...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I'd like to flatter myself in believing that this thread prompted you both to join our merry band. :wink:

    Anyway, welcome aboard.
  16. Yeah; me too, but I faithfully rendered the...

    Yeah; me too, but I faithfully rendered the bas-relief. Perhaps it will loo better when painted. :D
  17. Eohippus: A horse is a horse of course, of...

    Eohippus:


    A horse is a horse of course, of course....


    Yesterday my better half said this looked like a dinosaur.


    Today she said it looked like an Eohippus.... Huh! What do women know.
  18. Two Weeks in the Making: At this rate it's...

    Two Weeks in the Making:


    At this rate it's going to take decades to finish this thing. Hardly the project for someone who's reluctant to purchase green bananas.


    But Hey; the fun is in the...
  19. Welcome aboard and yes I've been working on this...

    Welcome aboard and yes I've been working on this for about that amount of time. My usual styrene scratch-builds take 18 months to 2 years for completion. I foresee a minimum of two more years to...
  20. Here come the eagles.... No not the 'Lords...

    Here come the eagles....


    No not the 'Lords of the Ring' eagles but the 40K Imperial eagles.


    It took me the better part of this week to make 4 of these plus a paper and plastic template for...
  21. Thanks for the reply.... Central Dome: ...

    Thanks for the reply....

    Central Dome:


    The Central Dome will occupy the middle of the superstructure in this model seen here in a top view image


    https://i.imgur.com/0GHdunT.jpg ...
  22. A Rainy Day: I'm beginning to think I could...

    A Rainy Day:

    I'm beginning to think I could effect a cure for a rainy day. This roof has exceeded my expectations and now I am wishing I took more pains with the preliminaries.



    ...
  23. Something New: I'm trying something new on...

    Something New:


    I'm trying something new on the Volcano Cannon housing.


    We'll see if I can bring it off....


    This first image after much trial shows the peaked housing of the cannon and...
  24. Thanks for the replies; Christmas...

    Thanks for the replies;






    Christmas Holiday
  25. Thanks for the reply....and welcome.... ...

    Thanks for the reply....and welcome....


    Subject To Change:


    On the third or fourth go around for this area I've decided to scrap the interior courtyard and replace the central area with the...
  26. Just Winging It Now :D I'm just winging it...

    Just Winging It Now :D


    I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details of the inner courtyard or the facade of the central Keep.


    What little I can glean from the HelsReach video...
  27. Thanks for all the replies. Whoops again! ...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Whoops again!


    It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......


    When last I posted I promised some rear views of...
  28. Hells Reach a Homage: Having watched...

    Hells Reach a Homage:


    Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble the model again.

    As stated previously; I...
  29. Thanks for the reply, Only An Eighth of an...

    Thanks for the reply,

    Only An Eighth of an Inch:


    This past week I spent dozens of hours installing the skin on the many facets of the quarter panels.

    When all was said and done there is...
  30. The Skin Is In Beginning to be installed...

    The Skin Is In


    Beginning to be installed that is. A major step forward for the long suffering Blackadder. I have finally reached a point where I am confident to commence applying a surface to...
  31. Would that there were an actual model. ...

    Would that there were an actual model.


    Anyway after a great deal of studing of that which I do have, I've made an extensive revamping of the rear elevation.


    After a week of work there...
  32. Aedificium: For want of a better name. ...

    Aedificium:


    For want of a better name.


    This central structure fits nicely between the two rear towers and will have a catwalk instead of a peaked roof.


    https://i.imgur.com/O4F4rvx.jpg
  33. Yesterday I was asked a the question, "How much...

    Yesterday I was asked a the question, "How much does this entire construction weigh?"

    I guessed approximately 10 kilo or 20.2pounds at the moment.

    Today I weighed the upper body (no mean...
  34. Yes, the walkway continues the work on the front...

    Yes, the walkway continues the work on the front and side crenellations which also secures a reference point as to where the main deck is situated on the rear elevation.

    Thanks for the reply. I do...
  35. A Whirlwind Weekend: In spite of recurring...

    A Whirlwind Weekend:


    In spite of recurring relapses I managed cobble together some butresses and pylons and tack them in place on the superstructure.




    https://i.imgur.com/5sdneZk.jpg...
  36. Flying Buttresses!!! I guess it's no secret...

    Flying Buttresses!!!


    I guess it's no secret I work entirely without plans; so when perusing the only image I have of this beastie for the umpteenth time I rediscovered the d@mned thing has...
  37. https://i.imgur.com/uRWEpvP.jpg...

    https://i.imgur.com/uRWEpvP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/uRWEpvPl.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/MFkZTR6.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/MFkZTR6l.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/qTDw1bC.jpg...
  38. I made impressions of the priests with a...

    I made impressions of the priests with a translucent sculpting material and filled the moulds with A4 Metal Set epoxy. Some of the figures are the backs and some of them are the fronts. Each figure...
  39. Really? I'm pretty sure I posted painted...

    Really?

    I'm pretty sure I posted painted images of the Thunderhawk. I'll have to check. ;)

    I dunno, it looks kinda painted to me.


    http://i.imgur.com/3ho5SiV.jpg...
  40. I forgot to post the final interior update,...

    I forgot to post the final interior update, whoops :D

    Resting On One's Laurels or then a miracle happens.....


    Before I get too smug and self-satisfied I just repaired the interior of my...
  41. The Wine was Sour: I've gone about as far...

    The Wine was Sour:


    I've gone about as far with this as I can without correcting grievous mistakes I've tried to lived with for the past year or so. If I am to complete this model the problems...
  42. A Journey of a Thousand Miles........... ...

    A Journey of a Thousand Miles...........


    .......begins with a single step as Confucius is purported to have said.


    After much procrastination and contemplation I have finally decided on a...
  43. No one expected the Spainish Inquisition: ...

    No one expected the Spainish Inquisition:


    Well at least enough for a rubber of Whist; my home made tech priests appear very red in this light which belies the drybrushing of red over rust over...
  44. Thanks for the replies, Well At Least I...

    Thanks for the replies,


    Well At Least I Moved On:

    Please note that the images of the interior are of my Warlord NOT the current Emperor Titan project.

    (I am re-presenting this while I am...
  45. Command Deck Front Bulkhead Redux: I was...

    Command Deck Front Bulkhead Redux:


    I was never satisfied with the future tech look of the front bulkhead that was not in keeping with the battle weary slapdash Gothic interior of the 40K...
  46. Most of the interior components are removable for...

    Most of the interior components are removable for painting.


    Study in Blue Light:


    Accomplished a bit of work this morning on the interior, railings and buttresses but the big plus to the...
  47. Thanks for the replies. Right now I am cutting...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Right now I am cutting down the Imperator arms yoke. The entire model is disassembled to it's various components while I shave back the upper part of the yoke about an inch...
  48. I keep forgetting there is a whole new generation...

    I keep forgetting there is a whole new generation of 40K'ers that are unfamiliar with my obsessive behavior. Elsewhere on this forum I may have included the work I did on my Warlord Titan a decade or...
  49. Found 'em; they're Sentinel pilots and...

    Found 'em; they're Sentinel pilots and dashboards... but I found Valkyrie pilots on Ebay which will do the trick and I can detail the cockpit interior in much the same manner as the Warlord here seen...
  50. Ha! a subliminal proding that I have been...

    Ha! a subliminal proding that I have been delinquent in publishing an update. Actually I have been working on the 'head' in hopes to complete the interior. I have a question regarding the seated...
  51. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES Wow! I still an not...

    THANKS FOR THE REPLIES Wow!

    I still an not getting notifications of replies so sorry to have been remiss in answering. I re-found this forum only by trying a google search.

    So back to business...
  52. I lost sight of my 40K forums and as I rely on...

    I lost sight of my 40K forums and as I rely on replies to maintain my threads I had difficulty recovering all my 40K subscriptions. Or perhaps there is no more interest in my projects. Whatever; I...
  53. Thanks for the reply..... First Time Together...

    Thanks for the reply.....
    First Time Together This Year:


    Toppling damage has been repaired. Blackadder is on the mend. All's right with the world and today is the first time I am putting this...
  54. Thanks for the reply and welcome aboard. ...

    Thanks for the reply and welcome aboard.

    Interesting that I just resumed posting yesterday.....

    Wow, it has been some time since I worked on this project but over the past week I've finally...
  55. Now It Can Be Told:...

    Now It Can Be Told:
    https://i.imgur.com/eLje0ft.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/eLje0ftl.jpg


    After a month hiatus where I spent the time duplicating the upper works previously accomplished I am...
  56. Flying Buttresses; Once again these...

    Flying Buttresses;


    Once again these seemingly simple constructs are labor intensive
    https://i.imgur.com/e5VczPX.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/e5VczPXl.jpg
    A box like structure seven times...
  57. It's been a busy month and I'm afraid the Emperor...

    It's been a busy month and I'm afraid the Emperor has taken a back seat compared to my other more pressing endeavors. I did manage to cobble together the rear bastions of the superstructure which are...
  58. Corner turrets and the intermediate pointy things...

    Corner turrets and the intermediate pointy things are basically done.


    https://i.imgur.com/FtQnokO.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/FtQnokOl.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/NkMrfj3.jpg...
  59. There are only a few 3D images on deviant art and...

    There are only a few 3D images on deviant art and that is what I am going by. Mr Joaz promised a few 3D sketches a couple of years ago but so far he hasn't posted them. Another source of this 3D...
  60. Moment of Truth This is going to be...

    Moment of Truth


    This is going to be Interesting.


    I've learned a lot building this model.


    It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new...
  61. Rediscovering the Wheel: Before I found the...

    Rediscovering the Wheel:


    Before I found the rear view of this version of Joazzz2's Emperor Titan I modeled certain components of the superstructure deck including the corner hanging bastions or...
  62. Thanks for the reply. Secondary Towers: ...

    Thanks for the reply.

    Secondary Towers:


    The more I study the image of the Emperor Deck the more detail stands out on this marvelous 3D image by Joazzz2. I was aware of the smaller towers on...
  63. Dribs and Drabs: But in these Summer months...

    Dribs and Drabs:


    But in these Summer months it's hard to not take advantage of the wonderful pool weather. Much too nice to be indoors working on plastic models.




    But here's a few...
  64. Welcome to the fold. Two and a half years into...

    Welcome to the fold. Two and a half years into the build so far. Probably another year or more before finished.
  65. LOL :D Hard To Find Time In the Summer: ...

    LOL :D

    Hard To Find Time In the Summer:


    With all the outdoor activity it's hard to knuckle down and make headway on these projects. Thanks for rainy days.....


    Began the Superstructure...
  66. Well I finally bit the bullet and purchased the...

    Well I finally bit the bullet and purchased the single most expensive component(s) of this model. Namely the Sanctum and Basilicanum Cathedral pieces for the superstructure.

    ...
  67. With such an outpouring of interest I had my son...

    With such an outpouring of interest I had my son come over to help me assemble the two components.




    https://i.imgur.com/DH88myl.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/DH88myll.jpg


    The good news is...
  68. The author of the 3D images Joazzz2 ...

    The author of the 3D images Joazzz2

    https://www.deviantart.com/popular-all-time/?section=&global=1&q=joazzz2

    did an outstanding job of rationalizing the various structures of an Emperor Titan...
  69. [QUOTE=Tee888;882135]Wow that's still coming...

    [QUOTE=Tee888;882135]Wow that's still coming along awesomely! Hey BA i just happened to catch a fan made 40k film and they had a Imperator and did some footage of the inside.
    i thought it might help...
  70. Groin Secondary Detail: Some of the most...

    Groin Secondary Detail:


    Some of the most tedious repetitive structures to make are these Gothic style window frames. There are dozens of these and the sizes are almost all different so you...
  71. It's been a while since I've posted; we've got a...

    It's been a while since I've posted; we've got a lot of catching up to do....


    https://i.imgur.com/TqR7uy1.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/TqR7uy1l.jpg


    This evening I tack glued on the corner...
  72. Flexibility of the Legs: The first two...

    Flexibility of the Legs:


    The first two images demonstrate the flexibility of the legs.


    https://i.imgur.com/rOp4vyv.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/rOp4vyvl.jpg
  73. Yesterday Morning: The Pelvic Block was...

    Yesterday Morning:


    The Pelvic Block was about 4 inches square. Now it is about 6 inches by 4 inches and the basic shape is established.


    https://i.imgur.com/bGo5EXn.jpg...
  74. Not an engineer but I play one on the internet :D...

    Not an engineer but I play one on the internet :D

    Emperor Titan Pelvic Block:


    My obsession with having the option of posing my creations has worked out previously, My scratchbuilt Warhound,...
  75. Composite Image: I've been asked to put this...

    Composite Image:


    I've been asked to put this together for an overall image of the work thus far.


    Well it's too tall for the work console I have to stack the two major components, legs and...
  76. Corner Towers Done...... The basic octagonal...

    Corner Towers Done......


    The basic octagonal structure that is. There are still two levels of surface detail to apply but aside from the AA cannon emplacements this will be the height of the...
  77. Sanctum Sanctorum:. Awright no comments on...

    Sanctum Sanctorum:.


    Awright no comments on the man-cave.


    https://i.imgur.com/MBOgm4T.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/MBOgm4Tl.jpg
  78. These complex structures are amoung the most...

    These complex structures are amoung the most difficult I have built for this Titan. Considering they will have to bear little weight in comparison they are extremely over built.

    ...
  79. First Inkling: Today I got my first inkling...

    First Inkling:


    Today I got my first inkling of this model in it's entirety. Up to now I've manufactured separate components but the overall magnitude escaped me. Now I see the full scope of it's...
  80. Leaps and Bounds: Vis-à-vis ennui. Virtually...

    Leaps and Bounds:


    Vis-à-vis ennui. Virtually 99% of this construction is utter boredom. Yesterday I was so jazzed about completing a major milestone with the fabrication of the first tier of the...
  81. An Error In Perspective: One of the major...

    An Error In Perspective:


    One of the major drawbacks of OCD is good enough is never good enough. All the while I was building these Barbicans something just did not seem right about the...
  82. No, but I do. Barbican Spires The...

    No, but I do.

    Barbican Spires


    The Barbican corner reinforcements have been enclosed and This evening I began creating the ornamental spires to cap the corners.

    ...
  83. Plastic Surgery 101: Forgive me, I could not...

    Plastic Surgery 101:


    Forgive me, I could not wait to get this done. those backwards treads were an abomination to my eye and the sooner removed the better


    https://i.imgur.com/YUEdulY.jpg...
  84. I cheated: I wanted to see what the Citadel...

    I cheated:


    I wanted to see what the Citadel would look like so I put the lower leg structures on the deck behind the Barbicans.


    https://i.imgur.com/lQyxVjb.jpg...
  85. Barbican Phase Two: Show your work is my...

    Barbican Phase Two:


    Show your work is my motto regardless how sloppy. Never fear this is only the underlayment I build for strength and durability.


    https://i.imgur.com/5D4RNcq.jpg...
  86. Exercise In Tedium: The problem with...

    Exercise In Tedium:


    The problem with building so large a model is the tedious repetitious building of identical parts.


    https://i.imgur.com/OF077uL.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/OF077uLl.jpg
  87. Never Be Afraid: To take the plunge. If the...

    Never Be Afraid:


    To take the plunge. If the wine is sour, don't throw it out; make vinegar.


    Something just didn't look right about these two barbicans but until they were sheathed I...
  88. The Ground Floor: Actually about one hundred...

    The Ground Floor:


    Actually about one hundred fifty feet above the ground but what the hey. The superstructure of this Titan is what makes it unique and I've been putting it off long enough...
  89. Quarter Galleries: For lack of a better...

    Quarter Galleries:


    For lack of a better term; this is the area I'll be working on


    https://i.imgur.com/gjLeebc.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/gjLeebcl.jpg
  90. A Crash Test Dummy: Is building this Titan. ...

    A Crash Test Dummy:


    Is building this Titan.


    I wish I could blame this on the cat or something but instead I am making inroads into stupidity.


    I was going to show the interior with the...
  91. I never look at how much work there is to be done...

    I never look at how much work there is to be done but how to solve the various problems in construction that arise. The finished project is secondary to the fun of the fabrication. In all likelihood...
  92. Egad! I've forgotten how this thing goes...

    Egad! I've forgotten how this thing goes together!


    It's been six or so months since this Emperor Titan took a header (fortunately without sustaining much damage) and it was, at the time,...
  93. Eight into Five just don't go evenly; Cogs...

    Eight into Five just don't go evenly;


    Cogs that is. Yeah I know but that's what the image calls for. It was either eight or nine and there wasn't space for nine cogs. I could have done six but...
  94. A Cog Disc The more I build this thing the...

    A Cog Disc


    The more I build this thing the more I think these are actually revolving barrels. But they are energy weapons so what is the point???


    Anyway my production schedule has been...
  95. I think I'll Have To Add Another Barrel: Not...

    I think I'll Have To Add Another Barrel:


    Not much going on with the model these days. I've got 3/4 of a year working on these two guns and am nowhere near finished. For example today I spent...
  96. Time To Take Stock..... After a week hiatus...

    Time To Take Stock.....


    After a week hiatus I revived with new inspirations on how to proceed. The Lower sixth of the cannon assembly vexed me until I realized where my problem lay. It is pretty...
  97. The rational is the diameter of the roller is...

    The rational is the diameter of the roller is precisely the inner diameter of the PVC tubing which will make very snug fit. The fact that it(they) are styrene has the added bonus that they are...
  98. What really pisses me off is I had a more...

    What really pisses me off is I had a more expensive item left on the doorstep that very same day by the very same post office.
  99. Hellstorm Energy Weapon Today it started...

    Hellstorm Energy Weapon


    Today it started coming together but the post office delayed leaving the barrel inserts so I can't finish the barrel ends.


    https://i.imgur.com/IxpHP7ll.jpg

    ...
  100. Cultivating Ennui: Once again in spite of...

    Cultivating Ennui:


    Once again in spite of the amount of work involved the results are far from breathtaking and I wonder while making up these interim updates that the results are boring to my...
  101. Nice, thanks for the heads up. BTW what does...

    Nice, thanks for the heads up. BTW what does Blacklight reflective paint look like in daylight, Room light, natural light?
  102. Sleeves: I tried to find a cement compatible...

    Sleeves:


    I tried to find a cement compatible with both styrene and PVC to no avail so I opted to sheath the PVC tubing with 0.020 inch (0,5MM) sheet styrene so to make adhering detail easier...
  103. Much Better: A hasty trip to HoDeDoe this...

    Much Better:


    A hasty trip to HoDeDoe this morning and my wallet a few bucks lighter bu I feel much better about the diameter of the Hellstorm cannon which incidentally does not fire projectiles...
  104. Freudian slip; Hic! Meant to say Vodka.......

    Freudian slip; Hic! Meant to say Vodka.......
  105. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Too Small:...

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    Too Small:


    Went to Home Depot today and bought some PVC tubing for the gin barrels. The problem is the diameters are too small compared to the Plasma...
  106. This is the last time I take a short cut :D The...

    This is the last time I take a short cut :D The PVC couplings are very strong and more than capable of handling the weight. It's just that I only hand snugged the compression coupling nuts to take...
  107. Hellstorm Cannon: Okay it's decided, I'm...

    Hellstorm Cannon:


    Okay it's decided, I'm going to make a Hellstorm Cannon although not this massive where the Titan is seen looming behind an Alpine size mountain range.

    ...
  108. House of Cards: It's about time to start...

    House of Cards:


    It's about time to start fastening things together. Relying on friction won't cut it anymore as what is imaged here weighs about 30 lbs (14 Kilo)

    ...
  109. Reverse Engineering: Sometimes it pays to be...

    Reverse Engineering:


    Sometimes it pays to be pigheaded such as my obsessive insistence to retain the beautiful shoulder yoke so ably represented in Mr Joazzz2's 3D masterpieces of elegant...
  110. A View From A Height: It's no secret I'm...

    A View From A Height:


    It's no secret I'm just a copier; none of this stuff is original with me. I prefer to think of myself as viewing from a height; picking and choosing that which I think...
  111. Cloaca: At the charging end of the Plasma...

    Cloaca:


    At the charging end of the Plasma Blaster is this cylindrical structure that is somewhat convex and fortunately I had a piece of recyclable styrene of adequate size that had a flattened...
  112. Consider Me Crazy: If someone had told me...

    Consider Me Crazy:


    If someone had told me that it would take me all Summer and then some to make this Annihilator Plasma Blaster I would have considered him crazy.

    ...
  113. Plasma Blaster Reactor: Or whatever it...

    Plasma Blaster Reactor:





    Or whatever it is will serve as the counterweight for this monster of a gun.


    https://i.imgur.com/SEj3WO1.jpg
  114. When Will There Be An End? I am so sick of...

    When Will There Be An End?


    I am so sick of this weapon. It's like pushing a snowball uphill. The bigger it gets the harder it is to push it further...


    https://i.imgur.com/67h9Z7P.jpg...
  115. Just a Quick One Today: Working on the...

    Just a Quick One Today:


    Working on the reactor coil (whatever) It's a complex piece of machinery with a lot of delicate parts. The Plastic cement eats through the curved 0.040 inch square stock...
  116. That's About the Size of It: I finally can...

    That's About the Size of It:


    I finally can appreciate the size of this construct and I am revisiting my anxiety over the scale Vis-à-vis the actual Titan.


    https://i.imgur.com/XLL36Aw.jpg...
  117. Cochlear Implant: I'm frequently asked how I...

    Cochlear Implant:


    I'm frequently asked how I develop a construction from just images on a computer screen. and I suppose this is a prime demonstration candidate. the Cochlear shaped reactor core...
  118. One Week Later: It's been a busy week but I...

    One Week Later:


    It's been a busy week but I managed to fit in a bit of building. The biggest accomplishment is a second Arms Mount section for the other armament items.

    ...
  119. Weekend Update: I had hoped to be further...

    Weekend Update:


    I had hoped to be further along in the rear mechanisms by now but I ran into a bit of a snag when I realized the the rear section of the weapon expanded further than the surface...
  120. Time to Take Stock: I've reached a point...

    Time to Take Stock:


    I've reached a point where I need to economize on the number of components to duplicate and for the past week I've been thinking of a way to save work on making redundant...
  121. It's been said that the only reason that people...

    It's been said that the only reason that people go to Cockroach Races is to see a Cockroach crash.


    By extension; the only reason people view my threads is to see me Frak up.

    ...
  122. Getting There: What else can I say? ...

    Getting There:


    What else can I say?


    https://i.imgur.com/jbx20fT.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/jbx20fTl.jpg
  123. I've explained on numerous occasions how I cut...

    I've explained on numerous occasions how I cut plasticard but it doesn't hurt to repeat this:




    I've been asked so often how I cut Plasticard and fabricate my models I've made a stock answer:
  124. In and Out of the Doldrums: Yesterday I...

    In and Out of the Doldrums:


    Yesterday I found myself dissatisfied with the progress of this construct. Today after finding what was the problem I'm optimistic about the progress.

    Plus I...
  125. What I Meant By Disappointing: (I wasn't fishing...

    What I Meant By Disappointing: (I wasn't fishing for compliments) :D


    I suppose I should explain what I meant by disappointing but something did not look right about the panels on either side of...
  126. Disappointing: To say the least but it's...

    Disappointing:


    To say the least but it's good to show your failures occasionally lest you become too full of yourself.


    https://i.imgur.com/7pkSCnG.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/7pkSCnGl.jpg
  127. Not only longer but wider and deeper. It is about...

    Not only longer but wider and deeper. It is about 1.5 times bigger than the Warlord blaster because the Emperor is 1.5 times more massive than the Warlord. I measured and remeasured the coils and...
  128. Bogged Down On Minutia These bits are time...

    Bogged Down On Minutia


    These bits are time consuming


    https://i.imgur.com/pelIe6R.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/pelIe6Rl.jpg
  129. Thanks, A Budding Neophyte: Back in the...

    Thanks,

    A Budding Neophyte:


    Back in the days when the Blackadder was a budding neophyte he attempted to make a Plasma Blaster for a StormBlade variant. The result was of indifferent quality...
  130. Template Frames Removed: From the Muzzle ...

    Template Frames Removed:


    From the Muzzle


    Which opens up the four highly detailed cowl segments.


    https://i.imgur.com/zUwGAKO.jpg
  131. Rough Sanding Completed: The business end of...

    Rough Sanding Completed:


    The business end of this construct is reaching fruition


    https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5f.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5fl.jpg
  132. That Wasn't So Hard: I don't know why I...

    That Wasn't So Hard:


    I don't know why I dreaded this, it wasn't so hard.


    I figured out the secret of layering strakes ( Contoured planks on a frame ) and where I have previously gone awry...
  133. I began in May of last year. Thanks for the...

    I began in May of last year. Thanks for the reply.

    A Horrible Bollixed Up Mess:


    Or, who knows, this just might work out after all.


    https://i.imgur.com/Pl4cvpI.jpg...
  134. Establishing the Profile: I remove the...

    Establishing the Profile:


    I remove the muzzle to work on it and reattach it for the images.


    My first consideration is the muzzle length which should be about half the length of the coil...
  135. Since about the 20th of June but not exclusively.

    Since about the 20th of June but not exclusively.
  136. Annihilator Muzzle: I bit the bullet today...

    Annihilator Muzzle:


    I bit the bullet today and expanded the muzzle channels to what I believe is the proper width and depth.


    Here seen in the original which is too cramped and closed in....
  137. A Week's Worth Of Labor: At this rate I'm...

    A Week's Worth Of Labor:


    At this rate I'm wondering if my estimate of another year in the making is a trifle optimistic.


    https://i.imgur.com/I539NPV.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/I539NPVl.jpg
  138. My First Scratchbuilt Titan Project Was a Lucius...

    My First Scratchbuilt Titan Project Was a Lucius Warhound I called Lucie. Lucie stands about 10.5 inches tall depending on pose and is fully articulated right down to her toes.

    ...
  139. Naked Frenzy: When I get in one of these...

    Naked Frenzy:


    When I get in one of these "Everything's Coming Up Roses" moods I lose track of I'm supposed to be documenting the work process.


    https://i.imgur.com/yJ9c5ye.jpg...
  140. SunFury Channel Details: The Channels...

    SunFury Channel Details:


    The Channels between the coils are first on the agenda today now that I need to replicate the detail.


    I reassembled the Imperator to check if the 'SunFury' (Doesn't...
  141. Thank you for the assistance Meph. Step 2 ...

    Thank you for the assistance Meph.

    Step 2


    I'd like to take credit for foresight when I manufactured these coils but it was pure luck that I made them oversized. As it is I made the depth...
  142. SunFury Plasma Blaster Annihilator Mistakes...

    SunFury Plasma Blaster Annihilator


    Mistakes were made but right now I need some assistance from someone who has a Warlord SunFury Plasma Blaster Annihilator. I need an front end on image of the...
  143. Finished! Two weeks in the making but the...

    Finished!


    Two weeks in the making but the coils are finally moulded. All the dire predictions were circumvented


    https://i.imgur.com/6F25N1C.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/6F25N1Cl.jpg
  144. Thank you for the interest and I did just now...

    Thank you for the interest and I did just now post a reply on that thread.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?52771-Blackadder-s-WIP-scratchbuilt-Thunderhawk/page22

    Pictures to...
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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ...

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery


    Forgeworld is copying my ideas. First the Warlord Interior now this: Ha! :D

    ...
  146. Win One For The Gripper Or Fail to do so;...

    Win One For The Gripper


    Or Fail to do so; it's the moment of truth when we'll see if my makeshift bender will work or not.


    https://i.imgur.com/mpEkKz4.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/mpEkKz4l.jpg
  147. Bend Angle Radius: The relationship between...

    Bend Angle Radius:


    The relationship between the strength of a material and the amount of curve that can be imparted to the the material before the fatigue point where it will crack instead of...
  148. This Is Definitely the Better Way To Go: In...

    This Is Definitely the Better Way To Go:


    In the space of one hour I've exceeded the work of several days.


    https://i.imgur.com/EadMMJl.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/EadMMJll.jpg
  149. A Failed Attempt: One of the duties of...

    A Failed Attempt:


    One of the duties of posting these updates is to show my failures as well as triumphs.


    I've wasted a few days on trying to make the coils on this Plasma Blaster and I am...
  150. You can see with this subtle improvement that the...

    You can see with this subtle improvement that the grip will be more humanoid and organic (gratuitous remarks at this point are inevitable I suppose) :eyeroll!:


    https://i.imgur.com/nBCMI0B.jpg...
  151. Hands, Touching Hands, Reaching Out, Touching Me,...

    Hands, Touching Hands, Reaching Out, Touching Me, Touching You!


    You have to imagine these skeletal fingers cut down to proper diameters but for now we are going for size and flexibility.

    ...
  152. Give a Hand: Yesterday evening I got tired...

    Give a Hand:


    Yesterday evening I got tired of waiting for material for the Plasma Blaster so I decided to work on the Claw.


    https://i.imgur.com/AfXn5Uc.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/AfXn5Ucl.jpg
  153. You Get Two: Due to a bit of luck and some...

    You Get Two:


    Due to a bit of luck and some overzealousness I made this coil core literally twice as long as it needed to be so I now have the option of building two of these extremely futuristic...
  154. Ha! Don't jinx me now.... I've managed to glue...

    Ha! Don't jinx me now.... I've managed to glue down two curved panels without mishap and have two more to do. I try to impart a bit of a curve just by hand because I want the arc to be unsupported by...
  155. One Down Three To Go: I've got four sides to...

    One Down Three To Go:


    I've got four sides to do and each is at a different stage of completion


    https://i.imgur.com/YbPMueD.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/YbPMueDl.jpg
  156. Pretty Dry Stuff: Yeah, I know this is...

    Pretty Dry Stuff:


    Yeah, I know this is pretty dry stuff, especially when I'm not even sure the D@mned thing will even work out or even if I got the scale right but getting there is half the fun...
  157. Sunburst Annihilator plasma cannon: So it...

    Sunburst Annihilator plasma cannon:


    So it begins


    https://i.imgur.com/kEcYyVx.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/kEcYyVxl.jpg
  158. It's not a problem. The gun mounts are perfectly...

    It's not a problem. The gun mounts are perfectly adequate as they are and then some. Everything I have built so far can stand twice what stress/weight that it will ultimately have to bear.

    For...
  159. Side By Side: While measuring up the...

    Side By Side:


    While measuring up the Sunburst Annihilator I compared my two scratchbuilts for size and relative scale. Overall I am pleased that my Lucius Warlord isn't very overshadowed.

    ...
  160. Wow; thanks very much, I wish I'd had that...

    Wow; thanks very much, I wish I'd had that yesterday but I think that as I am not casting it I can duplicate most of the detail. How long is the weapon? I need to increase the length by at least a...
  161. Annihilator Plasma Weapon: The one weapon I...

    Annihilator Plasma Weapon:


    The one weapon I have fallen in love with since I first became aware of the 40K Universe was the dual plasma Annihilator. Which was the main weapon of the Stormblade...
  162. The Gun Mount Yoke: Is coming up Roses. Not...

    The Gun Mount Yoke:


    Is coming up Roses. Not only is it the right size but when temporarily positioned on the Munitions arm it was the perfect height so it could be arranged without shimming.

    ...
  163. Doled Out In Dribs and Drabs: Sorry to be...

    Doled Out In Dribs and Drabs:


    Sorry to be doling these updates out in dribs and drabs but I want to show the internal structure of these yokes so those who follow can adapt the construction to...
  164. What A Difference A Day Makes: 24 hours ago...

    What A Difference A Day Makes:


    24 hours ago I was struggling to finish up the second greave


    https://i.imgur.com/sgyKUx6.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/sgyKUx6l.jpg
  165. And Now For Something Completely Different: ...

    And Now For Something Completely Different:


    This past day I've been working on the final basic structure of the greaves and I took a break; just playing around with the spires

    ...
  166. A lot of new blood here, I hope I get credit for...

    A lot of new blood here, I hope I get credit for recruitment :D

    Second and Third Tier Greave update:

    In no particular order but to present the detail as completely as possible.

    ...
  167. Welcome aboard 'Alim192' Most of the work...

    Welcome aboard 'Alim192'

    Most of the work done thus far is basic. I hope to incorporate much more detail once the preliminary building is completed.

    Thanks for all the replies.
  168. OMO: Oh My Omnissiah! After a bit over...

    OMO:


    Oh My Omnissiah!


    After a bit over a year it is beyond gratifying to sit in front of this construction and gingerly assemble the dozens of components that make up Imperius Rex (Not it's...
  169. Exhausted: I'm going to leave you with these...

    Exhausted:


    I'm going to leave you with these two images because I just too mentally exhausted to go any further.


    https://i.imgur.com/rZMoOtE.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/rZMoOtEl.jpg
  170. The individual components yes but the assembly...

    The individual components yes but the assembly no. I have no doubt the components will bear the weight but the axles and trunnion mounts; that remains to be seen. :D
  171. God I wish I'd know there was a career...

    God I wish I'd know there was a career opportunity of "Professional Model Builder" when I was growing up but in retrospect I probably wouldn't be very good at it...... I would hate to HAVE TO make...
  172. First Time Assembled: I worked yesterday...

    First Time Assembled:


    I worked yesterday evening into the early morning hours to assemble the working joints of both legs albeit with temporary diameter screws 6-32 until I found out if the...
  173. You've read my mind and it's not like I have to...

    You've read my mind and it's not like I have to make the conveyor functional to deposit rank upon rank of troops to the egress doors but just indicate they are released there. Of course it would be...
  174. Zounds! I hate to toot my own horn but this...

    Zounds!


    I hate to toot my own horn but this actually worked out as a surprise to even me.


    https://i.imgur.com/GutkRnb.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/GutkRnbl.jpg

    The above view is of the...
  175. Details Details: The Devil is in the...

    Details Details:


    The Devil is in the details. Since I found out last week courtesy of HelsReach 11 that the corner spires are pointy on both ends; Egad!!!!! I've come up with a way (I think) to...
  176. The New Helsreach Chapter 11 ...

    The New Helsreach Chapter 11


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqUSHhWErdY


    Has revealed a heretofore unknown area of detail under the greave skirt ( Yeah I know what I've said.)

    ...
  177. Here's Johnny: ...

    Here's Johnny:


    https://i.imgur.com/L95E5Sn.jpg


    Now we'll real put your faith in my decisions to the test when I lay this down upon you all.


    I've decided to cut the second and third...
  178. Hair of the Dog: I've raised quite a few...

    Hair of the Dog:


    I've raised quite a few hackles with my last post (At least on threads where I get responses) I pointed out the inadequacies of some renderings of 40K machina.


    Part of the...
  179. Those Crazy Ideas: Of the questions I get...

    Those Crazy Ideas:


    Of the questions I get most often is; where do I get these crazy ideas and those that question my sanity, but is really it's just my questioning how would something like these...
  180. Supporting Cast: A flurry of activity this...

    Supporting Cast:


    A flurry of activity this week finally putting the finishing basic touches on the spaced corner greave armour and casting the hip joints with aircraft grade industrial resin.
    ...
  181. Blackadder is Back In the Groove To be a bit...

    Blackadder is Back In the Groove


    To be a bit self serving I'm feeling much better and the past few day have been most productive. The gabled naves in the first level greaves give the appearance...
  182. Sorry to have been so long in responding: ...

    Sorry to have been so long in responding:


    The tedium of making dozens of these structures; revising, chopping and rebuilding better representatives of them seemed like not the most interesting...
  183. Where's the fun in that.

    Where's the fun in that.
  184. Twenty One To Go: The basic shape of the...

    Twenty One To Go:


    The basic shape of the greave portals


    https://i.imgur.com/Nepf1Ip.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Nepf1Ipl.jpg
  185. Looking More Like A Wedding Cake Everyday ...

    Looking More Like A Wedding Cake


    Everyday


    https://i.imgur.com/5FR5BVh.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/5FR5BVhl.jpg
  186. Stallmate My local hobby supplier has let me...

    Stallmate


    My local hobby supplier has let me down and I cannot get the large amount of strip styrene of a particular size I require. Normally I cut my own but even that did not produce enough.
    ...
  187. Reinforce and Detail Legs: Today I began to...

    Reinforce and Detail Legs:


    Today I began to strengthen the legs with the Armour and detailed the corner spires...




    https://i.imgur.com/Bl6BkMI.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Bl6BkMIl.jpg
  188. Ha! Well I wanted to set up the model to see if...

    Ha! Well I wanted to set up the model to see if the sizes were in scale but the upper torso was too heavy to suspend over the lower torso and legs. I instead Photo shopped a quick composite to...
  189. OMG https://i.imgur.com/wjMB0lQ.jpg...

    OMG


    https://i.imgur.com/wjMB0lQ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/wjMB0lQl.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/Oq4QNLP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Oq4QNLPl.jpg
  190. Curing a rainy day: It's a far cry from...

    Curing a rainy day:


    It's a far cry from this.....


    https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86m.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86ml.jpg
  191. Wow, an newbie; Welcome aboard. The only Toulouse...

    Wow, an newbie; Welcome aboard. The only Toulouse I know of is in France. My mother's family came from that area.

    Legs Akimbo:


    It's time to put my theories to the test. Yesterday began...
  192. Genius!!! please , my modesty. :D 3/4 inch (19,0...

    Genius!!! please , my modesty. :D 3/4 inch (19,0 MM birch dowel as a core for the lower leg should be adequate for a base.)



    Thanks for the info, nice to see that at least this image coincides...
  193. Thank you, The Bottom of the foot pads: ...

    Thank you,

    The Bottom of the foot pads:


    The Movie Helsreach shows the bottom of the foot pads as a rather bland tread pattern.


    https://i.imgur.com/NEfzlzl.jpg...
  194. Eight Set Of Toes: Boring! Producing...

    Eight Set Of Toes:


    Boring!


    Producing eight identical toe sets was tedious in the extreme but at any rate they are done except for the detail of course.


    https://i.imgur.com/4sHkM6R.jpg
  195. Thanks for the reply, Anybody Know What This...

    Thanks for the reply,

    Anybody Know What This Is:


    Gold is where you find it but from the moment I saw a couple of these in my neighbor's recycling I knew I would some day have a use for them....
  196. I Cannot Help Myself: It seems I am again in...

    I Cannot Help Myself:


    It seems I am again in the situation where I cannot compromise this construction by taking short cuts.


    Originally this thread was a tutorial on how to make a quick...
  197. Quite a Feet As I estimate right now this is...

    Quite a Feet


    As I estimate right now this is about the size of the foot print for this baby.


    https://i.imgur.com/pfI5l2y.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/pfI5l2yl.jpg
  198. One of the things I like about GW/FW models is...

    One of the things I like about GW/FW models is they do not stint on the hidden details While I truly love the huge double doors they just do not lend themselves to an easy front egress from the...
  199. Where's Waldo: So after this weekend's work...

    Where's Waldo:


    So after this weekend's work I have little to show for it but if you follow this thread you may be able to pick out what has been done.


    No fair cheating and referencing the...
  200. Thanks for the reply............ 33 Inches...

    Thanks for the reply............

    33 Inches Tall:


    RIght now it's standing about 33 Inches Tall without feet or superstructure.


    https://i.imgur.com/x9bKa1w.jpg...
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