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  1. #261

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    Looks good BA and moving parts to, awesome !
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    Some Thoughts On a Reaver:


    The Reaver Titan, the Edsel of the FW stable?


    Too small to compete with a Warlord too slow to compete with a Warhound.......


    What is the purpose of this intermediate beast?


    In the words of Nobel laureate I.I. Rabi about the Muon, "who ordered that?"


    Well in the first place I believe FW produced it because they felt there was no market for a $2000 dollar Warlord model and truly to do it justice the FW Warlord would probably cost that much if not more.


    My intent was to bring the Reaver into the 410th century and give it credence in the panoply of 40K denizens.


    To that end I have attempted to make my own version of what a Lucius Reaver would look like. Not the slope shouldered model of the Epic Lucius Reaver but a vital construct employing all the ability I have accumulated over the past six or so years of scratch building.


    The Apoc Rocket Pod a hold over from the Armorcast Reaver was the first to go. My revulsion of the ungainly weapon stemming in part from visions of the Surinam toad (no link provided look it up on you own) so I set out to build a more elegant rocket weapon system.


    That being accomplished (See above) all the major components are completed and I am now set to embark on the last phase of the project; "the detailing;" that which I consider the fun part.......


    The Fine Details............to be continued
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  3. #263

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    I don't comment much on your threads, BA, but that's just because I'm awestruck all the time.

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    That's fine, I'll take solace in that when I see the view count increase that you may be amoung those undeclared anonymous viewers.

    Seriously though thanks for the reply.....

    Together Again:


    Well it seems I've gone as far as I can without assembling one of these beasties. The last time I had one together albeit with elastic bands and hidden string was last Summer and I've progressed far beyond that now.


    The image below shows the six rocket pods mounted but only one hinged faring door; three more need to be made.


    On the underside one Reaver has the belly armour mounted the other is awaiting the verdict if the belly armour is viable. which necessitates gluing one of the Reavers together hopefully temporary as I would like to disassemble it for painting and perhaps a different pose..


    http://i.imgur.com/qUrxLOh.jpg



    A lot of the leg parts are pinned and assembled with screws but the toes will have to be glued on with a spot of superglue for a solid stance..
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    The overall shape is very pleasing to the eye BA, and fits nicely into the classic cross format
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    I can't wait to assemble one of these critters but family comes first I suppose. I had to take a day off for personal reasons but hopefully the assembly will proceed apace tomorrow.
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    Slightly Out Of Focus:


    I think I need a new camera..........


    So the Reaver is plugged together with coat hanger wires in a trial pose which seems do-able and the Lucius pieces fit and the proportion looks right to me.


    http://i.imgur.com/5sl9H8i.jpg



    This slightly overhead shot is not the best angle to view the work as it looks tiny but I wanted to show the upper works in relation to the table.


    http://i.imgur.com/223xC2r.jpg



    The foam piece is to protect the work should it topple but I trust the pose now that it's been standing the better part of an hour.


    This left quarter view shows the unfinished chest armour which was the reason I needed to assemble one of the titans.


    http://i.imgur.com/Ed0dlpx.jpg



    Next the 3/4 view giving a walking away perspective. I'm going to leave the hip joint as it is instead of encasing it because I really like the sphere shape and I don't think I could improve on it without making the hips too bulky. The last thing we need is a Reaver with thunder thighs.


    http://i.imgur.com/HnVFTKu.jpg



    Lastly the rear view showing the complexity of the greaves which I was concerned would look too bulky but such is not the case fortunately.


    http://i.imgur.com/932iQoC.jpg
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    Looking good BA, almost to the fun part as you call it.
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    Thanks for the quick reply,

    That deserves...........

    Bonus Images


    I reserved these images for this special post as they portray the Reaver in a more majestic view contrasting the previous post's utilitarian images.


    This angle will not be what is seen when the titan is fielded in a game which is a pity.


    http://i.imgur.com/GcHxBaM.jpg



    When I see this it makes me wonder why I am so less than enthused about the mid sized titan.......


    http://i.imgur.com/vAchqTd.jpg


    It also shows the beginning of the breast plate mount which will be pinned on to facilitate the removal of the Lucius armour when converting to Mars pattern.
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    A very majestic view, if gaming against this would be tempted to keep my head on the table just to be able to view it in this form !
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    The Last Vestige:


    The last vestige of the Mars pattern to be replaced/covered/eclipsed is the belly armour. Interestingly enough these are amoung the first pieces I produced when I started this project in earnest late 2013. Not too shoddy when you consider that FW requires 18 months to produce a new titan and their artists have virtually unlimited resources and also lots of talent.


    So the first image shows the breast plate (top) and the hinged side plates


    http://i.imgur.com/2f7JL0I.jpg



    And the next image shows the breast plate in position ready to be adjusted to fit...


    http://i.imgur.com/0wEdhSU.jpg



    This is why I had to wait 'til last to produce this component as it hast to be easily removable and still not interfere with the workings of the model.


    The next image looks a bit weird because these photos are actually upside down but it shows the side view. All these pieces have to be trimmed and thickened so they look like armour instead if flimsy sheets of styrene but first they have to be fitted.


    http://i.imgur.com/cYQG4CK.jpg



    Finally the rear/bottom view showing the intended half moon cut out area needed to allow the waist block to turn.


    http://i.imgur.com/6vFIHk0.jpg
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  12. #272

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    Fits well with the armour you've created, very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post

    i like how you let the part with the air intakes original. it looks really like a reinforcement.
    you found a spelling error up there? you may keep it for your collection!

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    I like how you let the part with the air intakes original. it looks really like a reinforcement.


    Then you just might want to not look at the second image

    Waist and Hip Side Armour:


    All the while I was building this I had it in the back of my mind that I needed a way to attach the waist side armour.


    Well the belly armour provides that attach point proving once again The Blackadder has more luck than brains..........


    ttp://i.imgur.com/oQHbZFk.jpg



    This seems it may work after all and I just might be able to incorporate a Lucius shield for the waist block after all; Damn!


    http://i.imgur.com/MsSKDxo.jpg
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    To answer a question B.A., and this of course if memory serves, the Reaver is the first of the Titans, predating both the Warlord and the Warhound. The main use of the Reaver titan is one of fire support, and in some cases C and C. The Warhounds find the targets, the Reavers shoot the BLANK out of the target, and the Warlord assaults anything that's left.
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    Mud Duck, the Hari Seldon of the 40K Universe. Master of Future History..............

    It seems I've heard this before; perhaps on another forum, whatever I'm not a big fan of Reavers past present or future but a challenge is a challenge and I'm committed to it to the bitter end............

    Waist and Hip Side Armour:

    All the while I was building this I had it in the back of my mind that I needed a way to attach the waist side armour.


    Well the belly armour provides that attach point proving once again The Blackadder has more luck than brains..........


    ttp://i.imgur.com/oQHbZFk.jpg



    This seems it may work after all and I just might be able to incorporate a Lucius shield for the waist block after all; Damn!


    http://i.imgur.com/MsSKDxo.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDKFZ View Post
    As im not that familiar with the FW Reaver, why did you have to make the cirkular depression on the front armour ?
    Does it have that much articulation on the waist ?

    Thanks For Reminding Me:


    I completely forgot to recheck the front waist armour clearance on the belly armour until SDKFZ reminded me.


    http://i.imgur.com/CxyKuCN.jpg



    That's what comes of stretching your build over the course of years instead of weeks; you forget why you did something.


    http://i.imgur.com/C8xmtth.jpg



    Anyway that's my rational for rapidly encroaching senility............

    http://i.imgur.com/BtS911v.jpg
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    One of Those Weeks:


    D'ja ever have one of those weeks where you could seemingly do no wrong?


    That is what this week was for me. From the Rocket Pod Louvers working out just perfect, to the full model presentation, to the belly armour now fitting in place like, like, like it was made for it; Gad I am ecstatic.


    http://i.imgur.com/3QTCfj8.jpg



    I was really in the doldrums before my trip to Florida, I couldn't come up with an idea, the whole project was stagnating; I was about to put the D*mned thing in a box and forget about it for a month or so. Now it really looks like it just might work!


    http://i.imgur.com/jzF3Rss.jpg



    This beasty has become so massive it's like a whole new class of titan. Even with the belly armour still in the bare bones stage the stryene hull adds about another 16 ounces to the model. That's a lot of plasticard!






    It's going to be fun putting a Mars Reaver side by side with this monster; it'll look anemic in comparison.


    http://i.imgur.com/iJEKb4t.jpg



    The classic looking top view literally blows my mind. My apologies for such self-serving rhetoric but DAMN!


    I'm in love.
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    Thanks God For the IMGUR View Counter:


    300 hit in one day, that's not too bad............


    So someone's looking at my work anyway.


    Now we'll see if lightning can strike twice; I spent the early morning making up the second belly armour and it should be dried enough this after noon to see if it will fit as well as the first one did. Yes and before someone asks ; YES I am making conversion kits for two Lucius Reavers.


    http://i.imgur.com/sMmBUaU.jpg



    Yes! It Fits!


    http://i.imgur.com/dUOU5uP.jpg



    And even better than the first one.


    http://i.imgur.com/vKoiqb2.jpg



    That's a welcome surprise.

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    Glad the second worked as well as the first, but with your accuracy not surprised BA. Look forward to your next post
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