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

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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:

    Everything looks rather slapdash and crude at this stage

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

    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.

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

    Tomorrow we'll see Imperius Rex make his debut.

    Wedded as it were to his lower parts. Ha!

    And hopefully standing on his own.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 05-19-2018 at 09:29 PM.
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    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.

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

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

    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.

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

    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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