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  1. #701

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    The Wine Was Sour:

    So I threw it out.

    I went for broke widening the superstructure deck by about 4 inches which necessitated revamping the ends of the deck.

    After struggling with the modification ad nauseum working upside down I managed to modify the left hand side of the deck to allow for the cove moulding on the underside of the crenellations but it was beyond my patience to try to juxtapose the coordinates for the other side. ( I always wanted to use the word "juxtapose" in a sentence.


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


    Anyhow I tore the entire superstructure apart and turned the deck upside down and still it was quite difficult to break out the underside of the deck but a lot easier than working upside down.

    Here is what I had to replicate:

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


    mirroring the completed underside.

    And the entire underside for reference:

    https://i.imgur.com/HoaC76Y.jpg


    Easy peasy (Not)
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  2. #702

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    I'm honestly in awe at the amount of detail, and how professional you can make these things look using card and glue. I've been watching your threads since you started the Lucius Warlord a while back. The Mars look has never been a great look to me.

  3. #703

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    This morning I finished off installing the cooling vanes/buttresses (?) around the base of the waist.


    https://i.imgur.com/HoaC76Y.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/Xiv2bFO.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/UsJzVTm.jpg
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    I've put this off long enough. I couldn't decide how the should be arranged around the forward corners but these seem to work okay.


    https://i.imgur.com/rMlXosf.jpg
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    I cast a troubled glance at the femur/thigh component and thought what the hey; while I've got the thing completely disassembled I might as well lengthen the upper legs as well. I've put it off long enough.


    https://i.imgur.com/Oqmqf6E.jpg
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    I decided to increase the thigh length by a bit over 7 CM (2.6 inches) shown here compared to the other leg (still to be done)


    Once reassembled we'll if that is sufficient.
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  4. #704

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    One of my biggest complaints about the Forge World Warlord is I thought the legs were too short. I even resolved were I ever to purchase one I would lengthen the legs.

    https://i.imgur.com/o3XkR4q.jpg


    With a lot of effort I managed to increase the length of the legs by about 7,0 centimeters (2.75 inches). It required a lot more work than I had bargained for. If I had to do it over again I probably wouldn't have done it.

    (whom I kidding; I'm not obsessive compulsive for the fun of it.)

    Anyway here's a couple of views of the stretch job...

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





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




    and I also got the legs to work so they can be posed as seen below.

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


    Last edited by Blackadder; 07-09-2021 at 03:03 PM.
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  5. #705

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    Eureka!


    First time together with the complete top hamper, the basic edifices that is.


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



    Also the first time with the new leg extensions and the full weight if the basic model brought to bear on the legs.


    https://i.imgur.com/PUe9D72.jpg



    The model is extremely top heavy and while precariously stable walking around the model would topple it I'm sure; so for the time being I propped it up against the back of a chair.


    https://i.imgur.com/7M5NaSJ.jpg
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  6. #706

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    I need to add stabilizers to the interior of the greave housings.


    https://i.imgur.com/9t6DdfX.



    (Note the 51 inches (1.2954 meter) on the six foot scale... a far cry from my initial projection of a tad over a meter.)


    The top view and the foreground level camera angle shot brings home the majesty of this monster.


    https://i.imgur.com/mT6H9Ky.jpg





    The two figures added for scale are virtually lost in the immensity of the construction.


    https://i.imgur.com/JB3LsYx.jpg



    Optimistically I am going to start detailing the basic components and getting the main weapons mounted on the shoulders.
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  7. #707

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    Truly a magnificent beast you have there BA. I love seeing this project progress, and the low shot looking up as if from the ground looks spot on.
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  8. #708

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    next project : A battle barge! (You might want to consider commandeering your neighbor's backyard for that one)

  9. #709

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    Already planning my next effort. I'm gathering bogies for the tank treads.

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    Of course it will be some time before I begin building on this project.
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  11. #711

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    Thanks for the replies;

    Up In The Big Leagues:

    About a week ago I began detailing the various edifices of the upper works and found myself in short supply of the 0.80 X .250 inch Evergreen Styrene strips (2,0 X 4,8 MM)

    According to my calculations I would need about ten Packets. I found a user friendly "Factory Direct" Hobby Supply site which will now be my go to source for special styrene strips etc.

    https://factorydirecthobbies.com/products

    https://i.imgur.com/6Ihv12U.jpg



    Behold $150 bucks worth of styrene strips and tubes

    And The beginnings of making 96 pieces of the same size portal details for the corner bastions.

    https://i.imgur.com/gVpN3PU.jpg


    We're not fooling around anymore boys and girls.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 08-13-2021 at 12:05 PM.
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  12. #712

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    It's a good thing hobbies are entertainment expenses.


    Witness the undeniable joy of making 96 of these detail pieces; HA!


    https://i.imgur.com/T0z69dp.jpg



    48 shown here but I know I'll probably need at least that many more later on.

    I streamlined the procedure by making an assembly line. I'd say these detail bits are about half done.
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  13. #713

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    Whew!

    48 of these bad boys and they're only half done.


    https://imgur.com/vWBqseR





    But finished enough to mount them on the corner bastions.


    I just have to match them in threes to allow for minor discrepancies in size.
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  14. #714

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    Have you checked the new Warhammer TV thing with the animated series? Hammer&Bolter might prove useful for inspiration on imperial architecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieusurterre View Post
    Have you checked the new Warhammer TV thing with the animated series? Hammer&Bolter might prove useful for inspiration on imperial architecture.
    Can you provide a link?
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  17. #717

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    Raison d'être:

    The business end of the Emperor Titan is it's massive arm weapons.


    For too long I have put off finishing up these bad boys and not realizing the primary purpose of lengthening the legs. The guns were hanging too low and interfering with the hip joints or so I thought. In actuality the thighs were just too short.


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




    Now we can see the preparation for the gatling cannon mount device which is greatly modified from the original mount bracket.


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



    I've only just started the second gun mount but I thought it would be best to show it in the beginning stage.
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  18. #718

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    Multi-Barrel Weapon:


    I'm trying to rationalize a multi-barrel weapon that looks like a gatling gun but does not rotate.


    Something like this:


    https://i.imgur.com/FZhY4xv.jpg



    Let me know what you think.


    I don't even know what kind of projectile this thing shoots but judging by the end of the barrels the shot is oval. I'm not going there. I draw the line at an oval shot.


    I like the idea of a rotating chamber and I'll keep that but I also prefer the weapon mount disk over the bracket mount seen below:


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



    The Bracket mount just looks too plain and ugly.


    https://i.imgur.com/Mlb4Ocn.jpg



    The top view looks Okay


    https://i.imgur.com/TzKJu5Y.jpg



    All in all, not a bad day's work.


    I just have to rationalize the barrels and the cylinder arrangement.
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  19. #719

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    The picture your looking at BA, is a classic interpretation, of the artist not knowing the function of the weapon, and interpreting it in is own way, and don't get me started on his optical ellipses making the barrels look oval ! From what I can remember it is supposed to be a rotary cannon, so with your technical know how, I'm sure you'll be able to make it work and look better.
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  20. #720

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamesculptor View Post
    The picture your looking at BA, is a classic interpretation, of the artist not knowing the function of the weapon, and interpreting it in is own way, and don't get me started on his optical ellipses making the barrels look oval ! From what I can remember it is supposed to be a rotary cannon, so with your technical know how, I'm sure you'll be able to make it work and look better.
    I like the picture and plan to incorporate many of it's features. I was recently apprised it is an energy weapon. And of course the scale is way off but the individual details are quite worthy.

    Meanwhile:

    I found some of my old images as well and decided to play around with one.


    My old Photo Impact 13 program produced this in an hour or so:

    https://i.imgur.com/cngW4vM.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-10-2021 at 07:13 AM.
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