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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.

    ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. [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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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,...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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.

    ...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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.

    ...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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,...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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.
  42. 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

    ...
  43. 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...
  44. 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?
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. Freudian slip; Hic! Meant to say Vodka.......

    Freudian slip; Hic! Meant to say Vodka.......
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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.

    ...
  51. 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)

    ...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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.

    ...
  56. 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
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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.

    ...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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.

    ...
  65. 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
  66. 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:
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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
  70. 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...
  71. 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
  72. 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...
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. Since about the 20th of June but not exclusively.

    Since about the 20th of June but not exclusively.
  79. 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....
  80. 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
  81. 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.

    ...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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
  87. 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

    ...
  89. 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
  90. 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...
  91. 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
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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.

    ...
  95. 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
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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
  99. 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...
  100. 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
  101. 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...
  102. 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.

    ...
  103. 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...
  104. 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...
  105. 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.

    ...
  106. 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...
  107. 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
  108. 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

    ...
  109. 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.

    ...
  110. 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.
  111. 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...
  112. 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
  113. 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
  114. 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...
  115. 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...
  116. 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...
  117. 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...
  118. 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...
  119. 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.)

    ...
  120. 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...
  121. 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 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.
    ...
  124. 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...
  125. 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...
  126. Where's the fun in that.

    Where's the fun in that.
  127. 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
  128. 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
  129. 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.
    ...
  130. 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
  131. 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...
  132. 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
  133. 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
  134. 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...
  135. 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...
  136. 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...
  137. 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
  138. 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....
  139. 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...
  140. 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
  141. 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...
  142. 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...
  143. 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...
  144. Time For A Proportion Check: One of the...

    Time For A Proportion Check:


    One of the hazards of working without a plan is you lead yourself down a primrose path only to find the portion you are working on does not fit with the rest of the...
  145. Resting On One's Laurels: Before I get too...

    Resting On One's Laurels:


    Before I get too smug and self-satisfied I just repaired the interior of my Warlord. and I was surprised at the lengths my OCD drove me three or so years ago. As I...
  146. The Beat Goes On: Before I get too far ahead...

    The Beat Goes On:


    Before I get too far ahead I should keep you all apprised of recent developments.


    By the slow method of how I build some thoughts enter my mind as to how to make this...
  147. Mistakes Were Maid Fortunately the materials...

    Mistakes Were Maid


    Fortunately the materials are relatively inexpensive and much of the material was salvageable.


    https://i.imgur.com/omRVt7P.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/omRVt7Pl.jpg
  148. We might be talking over a meter and a third tall...

    We might be talking over a meter and a third tall when finished.


    I've already played around with the greaves quite a bit combining the best features and adding modifications I deemed necessary...
  149. You've gotta get these grids If you're gonna...

    You've gotta get these grids


    If you're gonna build an Imperator.


    These are a godsend for this type of construction.


    https://i.imgur.com/JoaSwcP.jpg
  150. She's Got Legs Well she's gonna have legs...

    She's Got Legs


    Well she's gonna have legs but we have to start with a single step (Groan!)


    First the basics.... The Greaves


    https://i.imgur.com/4gfzf1Q.jpg
  151. Coming Together: In a burst of optimism I...

    Coming Together:


    In a burst of optimism I have a feeling that this is somehow coming together.


    https://i.imgur.com/nfo05eH.jpg[
    https://i.imgur.com/nfo05eHl.jpg
  152. The Basic Structure: Is pretty much...

    The Basic Structure:


    Is pretty much delineated. Now it just remains to fill the void left by raising the superstructure platform about four inches.I already have ideas about adding another deck...
  153. Heat Exchangers Sheathed: They look a tad...

    Heat Exchangers Sheathed:


    They look a tad large but I'm hoping once the rest of the stern/back whatever is made they will blend in.


    https://i.imgur.com/GhLBwMK.jpg...
  154. Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills........... Of...

    Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills...........


    Of recyclable trash that is.


    I struck paydirt last month when I saw this discarded tv. Readymade Static louvers says I for my Emperor Titan.

    ...
  155. This is not SPAM! Rear Heat Exchanger and...

    This is not SPAM!

    Rear Heat Exchanger and Exhaust Ports:


    The waffle styrene panels are proving their worth.


    https://i.imgur.com/myADBwI.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/myADBwIl.jpg
  156. Problem: When I built this Titan I raised...

    Problem:


    When I built this Titan I raised the head off the Promenade deck because it looked too close and the function of the head to 'look' down was impeded.

    ...
  157. In A Rears The rear panels are finally...

    In A Rears


    The rear panels are finally underway and the coordination with the interior is satisfactory. Everything is lining up as if it were planned.


    https://i.imgur.com/ccQ0A0b.jpg...
  158. Wanna See Everybody From Behind So the first...

    Wanna See Everybody From Behind


    So the first step of building the back elevation is roughed out and two more decks to go.


    https://i.imgur.com/E2WkIJj.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/E2WkIJjl.jpg
  159. Well enough procrastinating, it's a dirty job but...

    Well enough procrastinating, it's a dirty job but I must address it. The rear of the Titan has to be interlocking with somewhat hidden seams but also allow the decks to be drawn out easily to view...
  160. Plan Ahea d Horrors, I ran...

    Plan Ahea
    d


    Horrors, I ran out of CoD Manufactorum Bitz.


    I have become accustomed to accessing my CoD bitz box for whatever details I need so it came as a great surprise...
  161. Head and Neck Passage Assembly The Emperor...

    Head and Neck Passage Assembly


    The Emperor Titan head and neck passage assembly basically accomplished and ready to install as a component although the detailing is far from completed.

    ...
  162. It's been some time since I posted but I have...

    It's been some time since I posted but I have been working; mainly on the interior which must be done before I design the back structure. So from where we left off I had just made the Command deck...
  163. A Man A Plan Whom I kidding, it's all...

    A Man A Plan


    Whom I kidding, it's all serendipity.......


    I've worked long and hard to reach this point this evening but these six images make it worth it. Every thing is falling into place...
  164. Please Yourself and You Please Everyone As...

    Please Yourself and You Please Everyone


    As the say'n goes. There seems a bit of controversy about my departure for the iconic 3D prototype but I think this looks much better.

    ...
  165. WhyLookLikeThis: ...

    WhyLookLikeThis:


    https://i.imgur.com/WwKrLCw.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/WwKrLCwl.jpg


    When You.....Can Look.....Like This:
  166. A Weekend's Effort: Aside from my official...

    A Weekend's Effort:


    Aside from my official duties I managed to find time to add some detail to this beast and attempt to refine a vexing discrepancy in my calculations. Note the adjustment of...
  167. Fallen Into Place: The four aligning plugs...

    Fallen Into Place:


    The four aligning plugs installed.


    https://i.imgur.com/rkcrhfD.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/rkcrhfDl.jpg
  168. SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! this is getting rather...

    SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! this is getting rather tiresome...........

    Desperation Is the Mother Of Invention:


    I won't boor you with the details of how I made these plugs. The first view should...
  169. A Series Of Interlocking Components: It took...

    A Series Of Interlocking Components:


    It took a bit of doing but all the major components lock together to go from this .........


    https://i.imgur.com/I4QDhMm.jpg...
  170. Jeez What a Mess: All the sub components are...

    Jeez What a Mess:


    All the sub components are just locked in place with interlocking tabs and while I know where the pieces actually go, the stability of the structures is tenuous at best.

    ...
  171. I enjoy it coming together as well. Working out...

    I enjoy it coming together as well. Working out the details is the fun part of these projects. The finished product is secondary to the challenge of the building. thanks for the reply.
  172. Finally: Now that the yoke is roughed out I...

    Finally:


    Now that the yoke is roughed out I can devote time to the interior levels of the engineering decks. A spot dear to my heart as I am a frustrated engineer or at least pretend to be on...
  173. A week Of Detailing: A week of detailing and...

    A week Of Detailing:


    A week of detailing and while gratifying that so much was accomplished now that it is all back together it doesn't seem like all that much.


    This first image shows the...
  174. SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform;...

    SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform;


    As we approach the main armament mount ( A bit earlier than I intended. It would be a good idea to make sure the the 'guns' clear the hip...
  175. Granted. Waste not a draught.

    Granted. Waste not a draught.
  176. Weapons Mount Detail; Now It Can Be Explained: ...

    Weapons Mount Detail; Now It Can Be Explained:


    Now that I have the Engineering levels side walls complete I can proceed with the yoke mounts with the hydraulic cylinder attach points.

    ...
  177. Building them in my sleep would be a big step up.

    Building them in my sleep would be a big step up.
  178. Obsessive Compulsive Roll: "You snooze you...

    Obsessive Compulsive Roll:


    "You snooze you lose." as the saying goes. Last night while watching youtube and reading science articles I lost myself in autonomic reflex mode. Low and behold this...
  179. Thanks for the replies..... Back On Track: ...

    Thanks for the replies.....


    Back On Track:


    Things are looking up now that I am back on track.


    Below we se the first of eight trunnion mounts in place ready to receive the cylinders...
  180. Ha! Works for me.

    Ha! Works for me.
  181. 3D Analog Modeling: I love this stuff. This...

    3D Analog Modeling:


    I love this stuff. This grid material is so relatively cheap and so versatile that it is rapidly becoming my basic building platform.


    https://i.imgur.com/jugJgeE.jpg...
  182. I've decided to make two versions with quick...

    I've decided to make two versions with quick change interchangeable parts; an Emperor Invictus and a Warmonger (Shown above) with all that solid shoulder pads etc.....

    Can't Get No......

    ...
  183. OMG Blackadder is fickle but Oh My God this...

    OMG


    Blackadder is fickle but Oh My God this is something I have to emulate. I just wish I knew who the artist is and if he has any other views of this machine. I was browsing tumbler for ideas...
  184. Thanks for the reply, Sanding Blocks: An...

    Thanks for the reply,

    Sanding Blocks:


    An indispensible item for making these models are my home made sanding blocks.


    https://i.imgur.com/F2lZQyQ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/F2lZQyQl.jpg
  185. Back On Track: I have finally seen where I...

    Back On Track:


    I have finally seen where I went wrong


    https://i.imgur.com/Yx2BTJr.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Yx2BTJrl.jpg
  186. Divine Intervention.......:D Fury Of Activity...

    Divine Intervention.......:D

    Fury Of Activity


    In a fury of activity I accomplished the second one of these corbels in record time surprising even myself. I need fit only a few pieces of...
  187. The following may be of help........... ...

    The following may be of help...........



    Not as precise as some in my acquaintance but I do have the requisite tenacity to stick through to the very end. Alas most of those that attempt more...
  188. Eagle Corbel The first of two eagle corbels...

    Eagle Corbel


    The first of two eagle corbels is almost done so before I close it up I'd like to display the internal detail so you can see how it is made. Just pretend the waffle grid is all that...
  189. Imperial Eagle 2.01 Well I like it, Since I...

    Imperial Eagle 2.01


    Well I like it, Since I established how I was going to finish off the chest facade I've be quite busy with domestic projects but I finally finished the rough revamping of the...
  190. Belisarius Cawl While I am rebuilding the...

    Belisarius Cawl


    While I am rebuilding the various areas of the chest region I broke out the Belisarius Cawl to see how it will look on the command balcony.....


    Assembly hint this model is...
  191. Imperial Eagle 2.0 Some major changes in the...

    Imperial Eagle 2.0


    Some major changes in the works in an attempt to improve on the overall appearance of the facade. There were a few things I was not satisfied with..............

    ...
  192. Yes the upper level will have a balcony and the...

    Yes the upper level will have a balcony and the lower level will have a raised porch plus an apropos step. There will be buttresses and eagle support corbels. I also need to raise the head about half...
  193. I Don't Care: I'm posting it anyway. I'm...

    I Don't Care:


    I'm posting it anyway. I'm trying to rationalize the second level engineering where I plan to have the reactor and some sort of mumbo jumbo altar to solicit favor from the Machine...
  194. As a Responsibility to my readers I'll continue...

    As a Responsibility to my readers I'll continue but the situation remains the same and should be addressed. It really is a slap in the face to loyal posters.

    Skinning:


    So it's time to skin...
  195. Clutchin' At Straws: I've got this huge...

    Clutchin' At Straws:


    I've got this huge space between the deck and the Main Arm Support Yoke that has to be filled with some awesome Titiany stuff. So right now I am experimenting with Cod Bitz...
  196. I've posted on this forum for close to ten years...

    I've posted on this forum for close to ten years and never been so irritated with a forum policy as I am now. Half a dozen times I have attempted to post on my own thread only to be abused in the...
  197. So There's An Eagle Back There? Two days of...

    So There's An Eagle Back There?


    Two days of cutting out Eagles and this is the result. Talk about exercise in futility, but at least I'll know that they are there.

    ...
  198. Play Time: All work and no play makes Jack a...

    Play Time:


    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I got a hankering to do some detail so finding and modifying an Imperial Eagle I found on google and tracing it on a sheet of styrene is...
  199. Gack! I misspelled his sobriquet! It's Joazzz not...

    Gack! I misspelled his sobriquet! It's Joazzz not Boazzz. Take a look at his breathtaking 3D renderings on 'DA' and 'Facepunch'


    Here's two more examples of his work.

    ...
  200. I Gotta Learn To Work Faster: Wow, two days...

    I Gotta Learn To Work Faster:


    Wow, two days in the making and I'll wager no one will ever notice them when this thing is complete.


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