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    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 something on demand.

    Anyway, here's an update and thanks for the reply

    In No Particular Order:


    Yesterday I replaced the temporary 6-32 hardware with 10-32 screws and this morning I beefed up the third tier to receive the full 10 kilos of weight it must endure for decades at the least. This little top hat style construction bears easily twice that even without reinforcement so I'm certain even with the top hamper it will serve.


    So in no particular order here's my assembly:


    https://i.imgur.com/0Ict0U8.jpg



    Everything looks rather slapdash and crude at this stage


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



    The excess framing needs to be cut down now that it is no longer needed


    https://i.imgur.com/ppzYPg9.jpg



    and the axle sleeves for the knee and 'medial hamstring tendon' actuator (For want of a technical term) need to be pared down and encased.


    https://i.imgur.com/TYj85h3.jpg



    I'm rather surprised at the interior of the second tier not needing further bracing but I'll add some anyway now that I have a good idea of the direction I'll be pursuing finishing up the articulation mechanisms.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 05-17-2018 at 03:23 PM.
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    Just out of curiosity, have you tested the temporary leg setup with a dummy weight yet?
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    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.
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    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



    Tomorrow we'll see Imperius Rex make his debut.


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



    Wedded as it were to his lower parts. Ha!


    And hopefully standing on his own.
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    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 name but what came to me yesterday evening when assembling the legs. "First you have to vacuum the floor and dust the furniture" was my better half's injuncture when I proposed to display this creation on the rug in front of the TV. (lest it be damaged if it topples over)


    My primary concern was ameliorated when it stood without the aid of something to lean against.


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



    This first image is from ground level and appears a bit empty of detail which will be remedied in the coming months.


    https://i.imgur.com/iNud7xb.jpg



    The full on front view is more satisfactory. The proportions look right on to my eye.


    https://i.imgur.com/iE5VzZ1.jpg



    Now that the stability of the model is not in question I'll reassemble it on the console fronting my desk and assemble the rear components as well.


    https://i.imgur.com/p3mfbE0.jpg



    Finally; a 3 foot scale to show the height thus far.


    Whew!
    Last edited by Blackadder; 05-20-2018 at 03:05 PM.
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    OMG! I already see the heretics flee the battlefield...

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    WOW!!! hes huge!! there's some amount of detail you have put in, I love it!

  8. #388

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    Almost like seeing your kid take their first steps.

    Congrats on reaching this milestone- I've enjoyed following your work on this insane project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alim192 View Post
    WOW!!! hes huge!! there's some amount of detail you have put in, I love it!
    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.
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    That thing is humongous, super stoked to see it take shape.

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

    Second and Third Tier Greave update:

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


    https://i.imgur.com/m1SuWaQ.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/R0aiUsY.jpg



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



    This represents about a day effort figuring out how to make the ornate facets of the upper tiers


    https://i.imgur.com/N1YogPT.jpg



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



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



    There's much more detail to come on these parts but enough for tonight.
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    Man Blackadder, You're skill working with styrene is matched by none! You take the simple and make it amazing!

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    Well, that Titan would make a most excellent TV stand.
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    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


    https://i.imgur.com/RZvgTA4.jpg



    but the upper left tiers are basically complete and ready for the detail


    https://i.imgur.com/QmY9E8B.jpg



    The process was relatively painless although there were a lot of precision cutting to do I watched old reruns of the Monty Python series while doing the work and the time went swiftly. I never tire of their skits.


    https://i.imgur.com/4sdHCqy.jpg



    With the upper leg in place it's much better proportioned than I had anticipated.


    https://i.imgur.com/AvJXxB8.jpg



    So here's one leg complete and ready for detail Front view...............


    https://i.imgur.com/7M6bBul.jpg



    And Back View.


    It's going to take me a couple of days to bring the other leg up to this level of completeness.
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    What A Difference A Day Makes:


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


    https://i.imgur.com/sgyKUx6.jpg



    which is now completed basically....


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



    And in the meantime I also figured out how to make the main weapon mounts so they can rotate and elevate/de-elevate er depress.


    https://i.imgur.com/1YSqFXy.jpg



    Ah; raise and lower..............


    The basic structure is fairly simple but plain as a mud fence. So we'll need to employ some ornate kickshaws, but first we need to build the weapons.
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    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 their projects.


    The yoke as you can see is a simple basic structure and I use the geometric forms to cut the angles precisely.


    https://i.imgur.com/5hWQGBO.jpg



    Whilst at present the structure looks somewhat crude. A bit of judicious sanding will bring everything into line for a lightweight strong structure that can handle the one kilo weight of each gun...........


    https://i.imgur.com/Q7qL5Sq.jpg



    And give me the range of twisting and elevation movement I require for this installation.


    https://i.imgur.com/6b14ZZj.jpg



    The scale of the Marine encourages me to think I can actually incorporate some catwalks onto these monster weapons à la ''Odin.''

    Whoa I made a real mistake posting the picture of the gatling gun. Everyone thinks that I built it. That weapon was built for Odin Warbringer, the two meter tall Warlord scratchbuilt by BullfrogUK.













    It is one of the arms I am considering making for my Imperator but I am only starting the build. I posted it because I liked the catwalks though I not too enamored with the ammo belt. Sorry for the confusion.
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    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.


    https://i.imgur.com/0h1y3Kz.jpg



    The yokes are pretty much done in their basic configuration


    https://i.imgur.com/02zYFe9.jpg



    So all that needs be done is produce two Emperor sized weapons to go with them




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



    I'm kind of leaning toward Plasma weapons first.
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    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 and the Warhound. It was the first scratchbuilt large weapon I built besides the relatively simple Volcano cannon and various main battle cannons for my Baneblades.


    https://i.imgur.com/1HvYioj.jpg



    That said I am going to try to build the fantastic over/under main battle annihilator for my Imperator as my first project. I believe this to be the most difficult of all the Emperor/Warlord weapons, the others being simple barrel shaped projectile and energy types. Oh, and I gotta make a claw.... if only for my own amusement (No snide commentary please.)


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



    So here we have the central frame of the piece 14 inches (36,0 CM) long (subject to change) of a weapon I judge, at the present, will be between 18 and 20 inches long when finished.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 06-09-2018 at 07:47 AM.
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    Not sure if this would be helpful or ruin the fun (hopefully not the latter), but here's a diagram of the Forgeworld Plasma Annihilator. Might give some inspiration when coming up with the construction.

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    Wow this is very impressive work, can't wait to see it all done and painted will be super epic.

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