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    The Skin Is In


    Beginning to be installed that is. A major step forward for the long suffering Blackadder. I have finally reached a point where I am confident to commence applying a surface to the framework.


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





    Henceforth the bewildering maze of framing material will start looking like a Titan body instead of a hodgepodge of waffle grids.


    https://i.imgur.com/GPx1OKi.jpg
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    Love watching this stage, as it goes from engineering marvel, to badass titan
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    Thanks for the reply,

    Only An Eighth of an Inch:


    This past week I spent dozens of hours installing the skin on the many facets of the quarter panels.

    When all was said and done there is an eighth of an inch discrepancy over the back of the model. (0.3175 cm).


    Close enough for government work I keep telling myself.....


    https://i.imgur.com/kpB4udI.jpg



    This morning I'll put the two remaining panels on the quarters.and turn the deck right side up again.

    https://i.imgur.com/uSBD8Db.jpg



    Then I may attempt putting the whole of the top hamper on the legs and pelvis for an overall view of the complete model so far.


    It's very heavy and difficult for one person to assemble without incident.
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    Already looking very impressive, do go careful when moving it, would hate for you or the model to have an accident
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    Hells Reach a Homage:


    Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble the model again.

    As stated previously; I need a perspective on the courtyard in front of the 'Keep'.


    I want to have a staircase leading up to the entry flanked by the enormous statues but also bearing in mind the 2+ meter bore cannon that also will occupy that area as well.


    https://i.imgur.com/P6N64rJ.jpg



    It's also worthy of note that the pelvis, knees and ankles can be posed without toppling the entire structure so my concerns that the legs would not bear the mass of the structure were allayed.


    https://i.imgur.com/wEpFA8h.jpg



    You can see in the above image there is not a lot of room for my grandiose plans, especially a portico under the huge Volcano Cannon.


    https://i.imgur.com/qn1gUSS.jpg



    Another feature of which the casual reader may not be aware is that 'Invigilatus' (yes he now has a name) is fully articulated; almost as much as 'Leutus Vexant', my Warlord Titan.


    He can be posed in almost any reasonable configuration; here seen stepping forward with his right leg.


    https://i.imgur.com/Z2sN7me.jpg
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    My Obsessive attention to detail dictates all my projects have fully movable joints which gave me concerns about the strength of the joints.


    But even with eight extra pounds of sand bags applied this morning, the joints remained viable.


    I do still have to stabilize the ankle joints which is why he is propped against the bookcase.


    This was the cause of the recent toppling's and I am working on a solution.


    https://i.imgur.com/L3kDYwG.jpg



    Rear elevations coming soon.....
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    Looking really impressive all together, Look forward to seeing how you improve the ankle joints for strength
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    That is mighty impressive, especially seeing it put together (even with out all the bits and bobs)!

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    This is just awesome. It's one of the highlights of the day when you post an update that shows a bit more progression of this beast that you are constructing. Bravo!
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Whoops again!


    It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......


    When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.

    So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:


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



    The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.


    The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.


    https://i.imgur.com/d50lgVD.jpg



    I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.


    Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.


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



    It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.

    Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?
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    Just Winging It Now


    I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details of the inner courtyard or the facade of the central Keep.


    What little I can glean from the HelsReach video shows the roof of the Keep and two Pillars where I have the full statues but more and more I don't think I can work them into the architecture.


    https://i.imgur.com/BGpYXu6.jpg
    [img]https://i.imgur.com/BGpYXu6.jpg[/img]



    There supposed to be a humongous Cannon under the gabled roof which I will allow for but the statues will have to go.


    I also need two more pillars further forward flanking the cannon muzzle.


    https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A

    [img]https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6Al.jpg[/img]



    Some Stained Glass windows flanking the gable might work.


    I can't wait to start detailing this monster.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 12-21-2020 at 03:20 PM.
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    Wow.... I'm floored. This has to be the most impressive thing I've seen.

    No words... speechless..

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    Thanks for the reply....and welcome....


    Subject To Change:


    On the third or fourth go around for this area I've decided to scrap the interior courtyard and replace the central area with the Volcano cannon housing.


    https://i.imgur.com/FlY0Nex.jpg



    The two central compartments will now be connected by a nave and an apse at the other end.


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



    Some of the upper deck will have to be amended to accommodate these new additions


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



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    Thanks for the replies;






    Christmas Holiday






    A bit of doldrums over the Christmas Holiday so yesterday I sheathed the surface of the towers on either side of the cannon enclosure and fabricated the square spires topping them. I hate making spires, the work is slow and tedious and the Emperor Titan has dozens of them in various sizes.






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









    These are rather robust but the four corner compartments have eight spires each and the Keep roof has four as well and the nave roof have four as well.






    https://i.imgur.com/E5XFlCN.jpg









    Just hunkering down and getting the job done is what it'll take.






    But first the roof of the Volcano cannon enclosure. That'll be the fun part of this week's project.
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    Something New:


    I'm trying something new on the Volcano Cannon housing.


    We'll see if I can bring it off....


    This first image after much trial shows the peaked housing of the cannon and the truncated upper works of the roof.


    https://i.imgur.com/v2z98c7.jpg



    Next the sides....
    https://i.imgur.com/Sox0OaW.jpg



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



    Finally the installation of the reinforcing strips that will allow the curved roof corner joints some stability.


    https://i.imgur.com/EjXax4I.jpg
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    A Rainy Day:

    I'm beginning to think I could effect a cure for a rainy day. This roof has exceeded my expectations and now I am wishing I took more pains with the preliminaries.




    https://i.imgur.com/EA58kHV.jpg




    Aside from some excess amounts of glue that partially dissolved the surface (which I can rationalise as; "battle damage") the curved roof panels will be sufficient for my purposes.


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





    Here is seen how the panels are held in place whilst the glue is drying.


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




    This building will be the first that receives the finishing details.
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    Man, this project is insane. In a good way of course!

    Can't wait to see the finished article.

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    Thanks for the reply....

    Central Dome:


    The Central Dome will occupy the middle of the superstructure in this model seen here in a top view image


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



    And in the rough placement on the upper deck:


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



    Now I need to find the Aquila template from my old Warlord work????
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    Central dome is turning out really nice and fits in really well with the whole thing

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    Here come the eagles....


    No not the 'Lords of the Ring' eagles but the 40K Imperial eagles.


    It took me the better part of this week to make 4 of these plus a paper and plastic template for future use.


    https://i.imgur.com/Frac3Yr.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/1TwZD4w.jpg



    It hardly looks like a week's production but it's most gratifying to get these done.


    https://i.imgur.com/rL798Pc.jpg



    Now it remains to glue the pieces to a sheet of 0.010 styrene (seen below with the bodies already glued in place.


    And trim to size for the Dome structure previously shown.
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    Have you seriously been working on this for nearly 4 years? The first post says 2017?!?! Just looked through this whole thread and all I can say is wow... seriously impressive stuff... amazing tenacity and determination as well as patience and endeavour. Brilliant! Will be amazing to see it finished one day.

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