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    Found 'em; they're Sentinel pilots and dashboards... but I found Valkyrie pilots on Ebay which will do the trick and I can detail the cockpit interior in much the same manner as the Warlord here seen below as I copy a page from the Warlord thread...


    Then and Now:


    Back when I was young, i.e. before computers; I had this idea of getting images of instruments and pasting them inside of model planes for realistic cockpit displays so perusing catalogs and magazines I came up with a few usable images etc...


    Well long story short they were too big, or too small, too dark, too light and ultimately I gave up the idea.


    But this morning in the course of mebbe half an hour I searched, photoshopped and printed superb instruments for the Warlord cockpit.


    What an amazing age we are privileged to live in.



    http://i.imgur.com/dr8Putx.jpg





    Paper or Plastic:


    The paper gauges seem to work okay; definitely better than I can paint them I was going to light them from behind but I don't think that will be necessary besides the lighting will augment the discrepancies. We don't need that.


    Once the glue is dried I'll trim the gauges better, right now they seem a bit crude.


    http://i.imgur.com/QlPje8I.jpg





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





    http://i.imgur.com/Q2LF8Ik.jpg
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  2. #602

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    I see that you can build small details just as well as you can build big stuff. I am jealous!
    The dashboard looks fantastic so far.

  3. #603

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    Agree with @gorb, looks fantastic.
    How much of the interior do you plane to build? Just the cockpit or other areas?

  4. #604

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    Great use of the dashboard printouts they look great from the photographs, and good that you've found some suitable pilot figures
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    Brilliant idea for the instruments! That can actually be applied to several minis and pieces of terrain, already being produced. This is why I love getting input and inspiration from other hobbyists, because you'll get ideas that you just didn't even think about. Great work, and I look forward to seeing more progress.

  6. #606

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    Agree with @gorb, looks fantastic.
    How much of the interior do you plan to build? Just the cockpit or other areas?
    I keep forgetting there is a whole new generation of 40K'ers that are unfamiliar with my obsessive behavior. Elsewhere on this forum I may have included the work I did on my Warlord Titan a decade or so ago....

    http://i.imgur.com/NgEqa30.jpg


    Seen here in it's final iteration on a green screen:

    Luteus Vexant Stands 160 feet (49 meters) tall.

    This is not a kit, everything is handmade from scratch, fabricated from individual bits of styrene. There are well over 10,000 bits of plastic glued together some no bigger than the head of a pin. "Luteus Vexant" is the name I chose for the Warlord It in Latin loosely translated means "Dirty Harry." The Titan has a full interior with five levels completely furnished and manned with a crew. I am still in the process of wiring the lighting and it needs more paint.

    Below is the beginning work on the main deck interior.

    So long as I keep dragging my feet with nonsense such as below it'll be 40.1K AD before it's done.


    Adeptus Mechanicus Altar:


    I suddenly have an urge to resume work on the interior of the Warlord.


    Last night I had an inspiration how to arrange the Tech-priest altar in the command deck area so we'll start with a refresher regarding the interior compartments of Luteus Vexant.


    Access to the interior if you're taller than 28 MM is through the rear access panel which is held in place with 4 screws.


    http://i.imgur.com/mjwWL8N.jpg



    Removing the screws gains access to the Command deck and Cockpit.


    http://i.imgur.com/oE0Yl3q.jpg



    Below that is the Reactor room/Engineering.


    http://i.imgur.com/KQWmGj6.jpg



    The Command deck has two levels, the upper Observation Gallery and directly above the Blast Doors will be the Adeptus Mechanicus Altar where the Tech-Priest performs his rituals:


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



    Now all I need is a good facsimile of an AD Altar........

    I've got more images if interested.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-16-2020 at 01:57 PM.
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  7. #607

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    Great reminder of all that stunning work you did
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  8. #608

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    Awe inspiring work.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Right now I am cutting down the Imperator arms yoke. The entire model is disassembled to it's various components while I shave back the upper part of the yoke about an inch and a half (47 millimeters).

    While I'm waiting for epoxy to harden here is some more of the Warlord interior.....


    Altar Alterations:


    A question for those more knowledgeable than I about 40K Iconology


    I'm pretty sure the A.D. emblem is correct but the Vampire caped skulls, what are they and are they correct on a Tech Priest Altar?


    http://i.imgur.com/m2AKvaE.jpg



    Hell I'm just going to post all the pictures good and bad and you can sort them out......


    http://i.imgur.com/xEDen1b.jpg



    I'm finally putting some detail into the interior. It was much too stark and empty before.


    http://i.imgur.com/cM6XOPk.jpg



    The Tech-Priest is just there temporary for scale.


    http://i.imgur.com/Um1gc6q.jpg



    I need to work in the College Technical "T" on the wall under the arch and the Sardonic Skull on the other side.
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  10. #610

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    Most of the interior components are removable for painting.


    Study in Blue Light:


    Accomplished a bit of work this morning on the interior, railings and buttresses but the big plus to the work is the LED Blue /White lighting.


    With all the work I put into the College Titanica and the Adeptus Mechanicus skull icon they can barely be seen in the corridor on either side of the Altar nave.


    I should have included a figure for scale.


    The right side:
    http://i.imgur.com/QOJ97Iz.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/WhqYiP8.jpg



    Next the Command deck fixtures.............
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    Command Deck Front Bulkhead Redux:


    I was never satisfied with the future tech look of the front bulkhead that was not in keeping with the battle weary slapdash Gothic interior of the 40K universe.


    The main hull in my estimation is five decks high starting with the Void Generator housings not shown in the included images due to the fact that they must be removed for visual access of the lower decks.


    Deck four is the upper Observation gallery and the Adeptus Mechanicus Altar recently updated now with 28 MM scale figure.


    Deck three which I call the Command deck even though I have been advised that Titans do not require large spaces as they have a minimal crew.


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



    I rationalize Luteus Vexant is a tactical command vehicle that has a Command group of officers.


    http://i.imgur.com/tXya71T.jpg



    Below that is the Fusion Reactor, I have no idea what a fuctioning Fusion Reactor would look like but I imagine it would glow with Cherenkov radiation represented by to central component on deck five.
    http://i.imgur.com/zB5mFRj.jpg



    To either side of the Reactor deck is the triangular shaped cooling grids and coolant recovery system that recirculates the reactor's sodium transfer medium.
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  12. #612

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    I thought you were just taking an extended break from this behemoth. It is looking amazing! Love all that attention to detail for the interior bits

  13. #613

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    Looks Excellent, as for the winged skulls, they fit anywhere in the Imperium so should be fine on the altar
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    Thanks for the replies,


    Well At Least I Moved On:

    Please note that the images of the interior are of my Warlord NOT the current Emperor Titan project.

    (I am re-presenting this while I am doing a major alteration on the Emperor Titan which would be pretty boring as it is just rebuilding the weapon support yoke.)




    Today's update is rather small but at least I've moved on to a different section of the interior.


    The down side is I spent my full allotted building time to painting the Adeptus Mechanicus altar.


    http://i.imgur.com/0MrPE9M.jpg



    Since the entire interior at this moment is flat black I used a flash but the flash washed out the varied shades of metallic paint applied.


    Next, the Tech Priest.
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    No one expected the Spainish Inquisition:


    Well at least enough for a rubber of Whist; my home made tech priests appear very red in this light which belies the drybrushing of red over rust over black and the singular pains I took to texture the folds of the cloaks.


    http://i.imgur.com/M1WLG1i.jpg



    I'm hoping that when the garments are finished they reflect the work that went into them because at the moment they look like crap.


    http://i.imgur.com/e0O6Bh4.jpg



    Red Crap.
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  16. #616

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    The altar looks great, red can be a very tricky colour, and it's only when finished can you see the fruits of your labour. Have you considered putting a black band around the edges of the robes, as you often see this in the artwork for the tech priests
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  17. #617

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    Geez, I wish my red crap looked like your red crap. I always check in regularly to see what you’ve been working on. I wish I had the same fastidious attention to detail....or is it OCD? The way your brain works always ends it results better than what GW pushes out. Bit late now but Industria Mechanika do some nice electronics display decals, although may not be detailed enough for the scale you work in. Lots of dials etc.

  18. #618

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    A Journey of a Thousand Miles...........


    .......begins with a single step as Confucius is purported to have said.


    After much procrastination and contemplation I have finally decided on a course of action regarding the paint scheme of Luteus Vexant.


    Dave Smith took a lot of heat about the camouflage paint job he used on his Warlord which incidentally I think is beautiful and about as perfect a covering as could be but I hesitate to copy his work that closely. Therefore I will uses shades of grays and blues but in a more weathered pattern than a camo pattern. Streaks of grays and rust with weathered blue hints of the original colour applied ages ago.


    So first a coat of black prime.................


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


    I can't decide if I like this or not. I'm painting the underside of the carapace components first to get practice when I get to the outer armour and more visible mechanisms of the model. First everything looked too dark so I dry brushed some streaks of gray primer on the left hand side bay panel to compare to the right side that doesn't have brushed primer. That lightened it up a tad.....


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



    I mistakenly used metallics paint on the core radiators and that won't do at all.


    On the other hand the Tech Priests are looking better gilt trimmed and the Captain Nemo Nautilus style computer consoles make a nice touch.


    http://i.imgur.com/VpGJ4M3.jpg


    Thanks for the replies.
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    The Wine was Sour:


    I've gone about as far with this as I can without correcting grievous mistakes I've tried to lived with for the past year or so. If I am to complete this model the problems must be addressed now.


    The following images are of the upper torso as it is right now.....


    https://imgur.com/vRRiNtf



    https://imgur.com/1YA34OA



    https://imgur.com/9uqE1qn



    The yoke arms are too low and hang too far down into the interior decks.


    The first step is to take the model completly apart and remove the yoke.


    https://imgur.com/oiazU2m



    I cut about 1.5 inches off the top of the yoke which seems about right...


    https://imgur.com/usSQmjp



    I sealed the top with 0.020 inch styrene...


    https://imgur.com/Zm0Q2dC



    https://imgur.com/CxLIA8j



    more to come.....

    See; I told you it was boring, Ha!
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    I forgot to post the final interior update, whoops

    Resting On One's Laurels or then a miracle happens.....


    Before I get too smug and self-satisfied I just repaired the interior of my Warlord. and I was surprised at the lengths my OCD drove me three or so years ago. As I contemplate doing an interior for my Emperor Titan I thought I'd refresh myself on my previous construction.


    Over the years the glue had lost it's grip on the aluminum impregnated wall coatings I used for much of this model inside and out and pieces were rattling around inside. I found some two decks down in the Engineering bay.


    Anyway once all put together I fired up the interior lighting (surprisingly it all functioned) and took these images so I don't have to disassemble it again until when and if I decide to upgrade the paint.


    So here's five pictures of the Command deck and Tech Priest balcony replete with Altar to the Machine God, Omnissiah.

    https://i.imgur.com/5UBXtI5.jpg


    Starting with the egress to the Command deck through the entry port.


    https://i.imgur.com/HPVuC9K.jpg


    I don't know if I've posted these or not other than in the construction phase. Most certainly not on Facebook or any of the new forums I frequent.

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


    The upper left Gallery and a view of the Altar

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


    and the right Gallery.......

    https://i.imgur.com/A8Oame4.jpg



    I've gotta straighten that railing.............


    Never mind the railing Blackadder; What about that bloody great hole in the deck?
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-19-2020 at 05:17 AM.
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