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    Default Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'


    So with the blurb ten months ago about my proposal to begin an Imperator Titan I kinda fell flat on my face.


    First, finishing up the Thunderhawk monopolized a good deal of my time and learning how to best incorporate lighting in said Thunderhawk and my Warlord engaged yet more time. Then the Presidential election captured my attention almost to the exclusion of all things else. Finally I have returned to normalcy with what I consider a fabulous idea to make a hip and lower torso mount commensurate with an automaton of this magnitude.


    So we shall begin with the 'pelvis' which I found ready made on my local Lowes Building center where I purchased about six bucks worth of PVC pipe fittings A compression fitting Tee, a threaded coupling for the connection to the upper torso and two more for the hips connections.


    http://i.imgur.com/u2Jmn7x.jpg



    Naturally all this is quite utilitarian and looks exactly what it is, some pipe fittings and there are many titans that follow this procedure and leave the fittings as is. I intend to flesh out the assembly in styrene so as to hide all the piping that will only serve as an armature or skeleton for the model.


    In the image below you will get an idea of how much more robust this construct will be compared to the pelvis and hips of my Warlord.


    http://i.imgur.com/ZnV8V8v.jpg



    Where as Luteus Vexant has hips trunnions about an inch in diameter 'Invictus' shall have 1.5 inch axles.


    The beauty of this ready made construction technique is I shall be able pivot the waist and separate the model easily and hopefully allow the legs to be posed in a walking position as well as the spraddle-legged pose.


    http://i.imgur.com/iHv6TFE.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/4KsMObK.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Poseable, wow great idea! 1.5" axels, is that a diameter, this thing is huge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfsaga View Post
    Poseable, wow great idea! 1.5" axles, is that a diameter, this thing is huge!
    Yes, minimum diameter of the axle 1.5 inches.

    One of the problems I had with the Warlord was the thin hip sockets but the pelvis block dictated the size of the hip rotary cup connection. This Emperor Class Titan has a pelvis block twice as big so and the range of motion of the hip sockets is significantly more restricted judging by the 'Epic model so I can get away with larger hip socket axles. Thanks for the reply and welcome aboard.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Do you have a spare room to house this future gargantuan model?

    It'll be good fun to watch this develop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtail View Post
    Do you have a spare room to house this future gargantuan model?

    It'll be good fun to watch this develop
    Guess it's time for a selfie with one of these models (tomorrow), they're really not that big.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Pelvis Engineering Compartment Floor:


    This time I'm going to do it right.


    Since I already have an idea of how large this titan will be and the fact that I do want a full interior I will be able to plan the layout as I build. None of the hit or miss second guessing I ran into on the Warlord titan


    Below are the two pieces of the Engineering base and Pelvis 82 MM square with two center holes for the waist shaft 21 MM diameter. The pieces are 2 MM thick styrene, one of the few time I work with such thick styrene because of the difficulty forming it and the danger of a knife blade slipping and cutting your hand. Extreme care should be exercised when cutting 2,0 MM styrene


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



    The plates slip over the Tee shaft and have a clearance of 1MM on either side to install the 1 MM side walls.


    http://i.imgur.com/N0buMb6.jpg



    Eventually there will be nothing showing of the Tee but the compression fittings that will serve as the hip joint housing and also allow the legs to be removed to re-position for posing.


    You might want to try building along with this thread because I intend to offer a step by step tutorial at least for the basic structure. How you detail the model is up to you but I'll show what I consider an Lucius Pattern Emperor titan should look like and you can build your walking turreted cathedral if you wish.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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