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  1. #681

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    Back to Business:


    Short post today.


    I finished the corner spires a day ago and glued them in place.


    https://i.imgur.com/Msw2i3N.jpg



    I cannot say what their purpose could be They are too narrow tp climb inside to the top and they are purely decorative in my estimation.


    https://i.imgur.com/K33H1mx.jpg



    Not that the Imperium is above 'decorating' purely for it's own sake.
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  2. #682

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    Great progress BA, and as you say sometimes it's just decoration
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  3. #683

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamesculptor View Post
    The colours I normally use for plasma guns is a base of Vallejo magic blue, then a highlight of Vallejo electric blue, then use very watered down white as an extreme highlight. With the size of this I would recommend then a blue glaze, then redo the white. Hope this helps, and if you have a 28 mm plasma gun practise on that first.
    Thanks for replying and the information. I've looked on youtube and there doesn't seem to have any set formula to execute this effect. And none of them represented so far have really grabbed me Pro-wise. I do have the material, paint and an air brush and the washes recommended. I'll give your recommendations a shot later on today.

    Again; Thanks.

    Back to Business:


    Short post today.


    I finished the corner spires a day ago and glued them in place.


    https://i.imgur.com/Msw2i3N.jpg



    I cannot say what their purpose could be They are too narrow tp climb inside to the top and they are purely decorative in my estimation.


    https://i.imgur.com/K33H1mx.jpg



    Not that the Imperium is above 'decorating' purely for it's own sake.
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  4. #684

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    Thanks for all the replies;


    I was in a playful mood yesterday and decided to spend my time making an Adeptus Mechanicus Icon for the front of the Quake Cannon housing.


    After a couple of failed attempts I suddenly remembered how I used to produce them, i.e.


    Mount the cut out circle and the center skull (Cast from Green Stuff) bas-relief on a sheet of styrene.


    Then glue on the cogs with the appropriate sized strips of styrene. using the next size larger strip. In this case I used 0.030 X 0.100 and 0.030 X0.125 Evergreen Strip Styrene.


    I then added the skull metal prosthetic to the right side of the skull and finished off with 0.025 rod for the cables and 0.100 rod for the eyepiece.


    https://i.imgur.com/i5jk442.jpg



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



    This is the smallest Icon I've made so far.


    I hope when it's painted it doesn't look as crappy as it does right now.
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  5. #685

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    Just out of cusriosity, did you ever consider using a 3D printer for the smaller decorative parts, such as this Adeptus Mechanicus logo, or the aguilas you worked so hard on?

  6. #686

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudemeister View Post
    Just out of cusriosity, did you ever consider using a 3D printer for the smaller decorative parts, such as this Adeptus Mechanicus logo, or the aguilas you worked so hard on?
    Interestingly enough my son just acquired a SOTA 3D printer with a resin reservoir and offered to make parts for me but I declined.

    I prefer to do things the old fashion way.

    But this printer is amazing. There are no stratifying lines whatsoever. The print table is over a foot square and the printing chamber is easily a foot and a half tall. I could probably duplicate any of my projects in it.

    I think it is a 'Peopoly Phenom Large-Format MSLA 3D Printer' but I'm not sure.
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  7. #687

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    Anyway I think I nailed it


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



    albeit I do have to widen the front of the deck


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



    as it does look a tad crowded especially with the four towers on either side of the main Quake cannon.


    https://i.imgur.com/9SsJpw0.jpg



    I have varied the flanking "portcullis" towers a bit because the taller thin towers look better behind the wider but shorter front towers


    https://i.imgur.com/4INuJV5.jpg



    which hide the turret artwork too much.


    https://i.imgur.com/QRdptl8.jpg
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  8. #688

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    Looks great mate. Impressive work as always.
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  9. #689

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    https://www.ragingheroes.com/collect...ngels-cgtr-s-f

    these would make crazy good gothic statues to ornate the Titan!!

  10. #690

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    A Change of Pace:


    It's time to readdress the Raison d'etre of this project. The second main weapon arm will be a Gatling style multiple barrel weapon.


    https://i.imgur.com/1Ykg86a.jpg



    I'll have to redesign the gun mounts on both the arm weapons as they hang too low and may interfere with the hips


    https://i.imgur.com/3tDuxzH.jpg



    It's going to be a bit refreshing to design something other than the castle superstructure for a change. I actually spent some time these past few days painting a Baneblade variant tank Plasma cannon....


    Heresy!
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  11. #691

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vejut 688647 11092363 null
    Sorry to hear you need to redesign, but that gatling is definitely looking good...

    Not a problem Vejut. Making it look right in my minds eye is what make this project interesting. If everything went together perfectly what a bore that would be.


    My third try at this Quake Cannon seems to have hit the mark....


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



    The muzzle brake adds a nice touch (If that is what I think it is. Those holes must be for something besides esthetics.


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



    Any ideas what they could be? Ordnance is not my specialty.
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  12. #692

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    I have a question and I need some advice.


    I'm resurrecting my old Titan Hunter Thread because I need to learn how to do the Plasma Blaster blue glow on the plasma coils


    https://i.imgur.com/1PdH0Ne.jpg



    I have the much larger Coils on the Emperor Titan's weapon and I want to do a bang up job.


    https://i.imgur.com/PeQF4BB.jpg



    What colours and What washes do I need to do a real Pro Job?


    And yes; as soon as the weather wams up I'll begin painting certain areas of this monster
    I've got a lot of nerve resurrecting this old thread but I need to learn how to do Blue Plasma coils For my Emperor's Plasma cannon. I borrowed here and there from a half dozen "expert" painters and their results were fair to middling but none tackled large cannon that I could find.


    I haven't yet seen these images so I don't know how they've turned out...


    https://i.imgur.com/q4UHwD1.jpg



    Seriously this will be my first viewing


    https://i.imgur.com/pP7AUnP.jpg



    Ha; well it IS my first attempt at Cherenkov radiation.
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  13. #693

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    One Step Forward Two Steps Back;


    I finally bit the bullet and opted to expand the width of the forward deck.


    The image below shows the full forward deck before my attempt at modifying the width....


    https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A.jpg



    Removing the corner turrets and lopping off a single row of waffle panel on each side I increased the with by 2.25 squares on each side as shown in the two images below.....


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



    This all brings in line the discrepancies and also give me close to the proper number of "Chicklet" crenellations that are shown in the origin Emperor Titan prototype. You can count them if you like.


    https://i.imgur.com/ca4jaQZ.jpg



    ]https://i.imgur.com/LMyUnMT.jpg



    This will broaden the front of the deck and allow for four more "Chicklet'' crenellations on the ends.


    Now all needs be done is add some space fillers and replace the deck panels and I'll be back in business with a lot more room to add detail to the two side structures and the central Quake Cannon fixed mount structure.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 04-19-2021 at 01:49 PM.
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  14. #694

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    Blood Sweat and Tears:


    It's a pain when areas you thought were complete need to be modified. But I would never be happy with the deck being too small to accommodate the structures situated on the platform.





    As you can see I had to add three dentations to each end of the deck platform.





    This has the added bonus of overhanging the main weapons arms......


    and making the overall effect more massive.





    Ya can't have an Emperor Titan too massive I always say.


    Perhaps that why I am always sitting alone at parties?
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  15. #695

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    Your attention to perfection is always justified BA.
    I'd sit with you at a party !
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  16. #696

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    Shazam!

    The crenellations have been increased by 6 giving a grand total of 34 across the front giving the busy look of the castle superstructure but not cramping the components as it did before.

    https://i.imgur.com/8PMWtli.jpg


    There is now room to position personnel along the battlements....

    https://i.imgur.com/u54RQWq.jpg


    The corner turrets are temporarily affixed to the deck so I can begin the side crenellations.

    https://i.imgur.com/Fbg99dx.jpg


    Eventually these bulwarks will be applied to all sides of the deck.
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    Just out of curiosity, I'm not sure if thought about it in advance, but when it will come time to paint it, what colors/affiliation are going to use? Something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudemeister View Post
    Just out of curiosity, I'm not sure if thought about it in advance, but when it will come time to paint it, what colors/affiliation are going to use? Something like this?

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    Yeah, red and gold something like that on the armour but with a lot of graphite on the techy bits.
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  19. #699

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    Falling Together… Somewhat

    After major renovations to the front and side bulwarks plus adding the concave panel below the decking gives a much more finished appearance to the overall project.

    One of the criticisms I have with huge structures of this type is that the decks appear too flimsy.

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


    This concave reinforcement provides sufficient bulk to the edges of the platform.

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


    Once dried I can begin applying the crenellations to the sides and the deck battlements.
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    Sometimes You Bite the Bear and Get away With It

    The side crenellations have got to fit within close tolerances. I had only a few millimeters of leeway in seven inches to get these nine dentations to fit evenly without more major adjustments.

    Naturally I procrastinated attempting to build these bulwarks until today (and last evening) but low they came out better than I expected with a tolerance of micromillimeters (otherwise known as 64ths of an inch)

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


    (I dearly love the Imperial system. I can't wait until the rest of the World adopts it.)

    So here we have the crenellations in place and ready for gluing...

    https://i.imgur.com/ER0kZwG.jpg


    But before I do that I need to complete the main arm cutouts in the deck which I presume are for servicing and retracting the shoulder armament.


    https://i.imgur.com/c47iTCw.jpg


    Gaad! Did I stumble into the purpose of these cutouts or What?

    Purely by accident I assure you. Serendipity rears its ugly head once again.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 05-26-2021 at 02:34 PM.
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