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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycotic View Post
    Really enjoying watching this come together. I can only imagine how much of an engineering nightmare. I salute you.
    I enjoy it coming together as well. Working out the details is the fun part of these projects. The finished product is secondary to the challenge of the building. thanks for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    I enjoy it coming together as well. Working out the details is the fun part of these projects. The finished product is secondary to the challenge of the building. thanks for the reply.
    No worries. Am somewhat of x big builder myself. I stick to large scale space marines but nothing on this scale. Epic work.

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    Jeez What a Mess:


    All the sub components are just locked in place with interlocking tabs and while I know where the pieces actually go, the stability of the structures is tenuous at best.


    Below we see the inner levels decks 2 through 4 deck 1 being done earlier this Summer. Decks 3 and 4 frame the yoke and have yet to receive their floors.


    https://i.imgur.com/yVbqA9Z.jpg



    I have not worked out how they will be removable and how the neck will intersect with the third deck flooring. Some sort of bull nosed staircase I imagine. It will all look rather techie and decadent as befitting a titan interior but I have plans for an altar structure with attendant priests as in the Warlord.


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



    Above we see looking down at deck 2 and the two angled walls that will support the yoke and underside of the superstructure deck again rather sparsely connected without glue or screws so it all appears quite a jumble at the moment.


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



    The side view looking rather cleaner.


    https://i.imgur.com/fr57fNz.jpg



    With the superstructure deck reinstalled the whole thing begins to tie together (Note that the jaw has disconnected for the visor) but all the rest of the components locking into their respective locations with barely a millimeter discrepancy that I can measure. Much of the precision purely by luck I assure you.


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



    And the right side view of this hodgepodge.
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    An idea for the layout of the area where the neck exits. I think it would be fitting to have an area that can perform two functions. One, a very defensible area around the inner neck airlock, in order to withstand boarding parties trying to get to the cockpit/bridge. Perhaps two statues or niches that house some automated weapons, guarding a heavy-duty blast door. And in front of the door a small platform where the bridge crew can oversee any rituals/service on one floor lower, where you could put the altar. You could have two sets of stairs on the sides of the platform switchback down to the floor below. That might be space efficient as you would only need a central 'hall' that's open for more than one floor (from the blast door down to the altar). That way you can use the space on the sides for compartments or reactors, capacitors, whatever you can come with with to give a good mix between cathedral dungeon and engineering bay with machinery and reactors.

    Just an idea of course, disregard at your own leisure.
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    A Series Of Interlocking Components:


    It took a bit of doing but all the major components lock together to go from this .........


    https://i.imgur.com/I4QDhMm.jpg



    To this .......


    https://i.imgur.com/S7OFsf2.jpg



    in about as much time as it takes (me) to type this. (Not being the world's fastest typist.)


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



    So the entire model thus far can be disassembled for painting, upgrading and repaired at a whim.


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



    Now that the superstructure deck support is locked into place I can continue with the interior with the intermediate deck roughed in in the immediate above view.


    https://i.imgur.com/f9Ho6TC.jpg



    With the deck removed you can visualize the two story engineering compartment.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-26-2017 at 12:24 PM.
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    SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! this is getting rather tiresome...........

    Desperation Is the Mother Of Invention:


    I won't boor you with the details of how I made these plugs. The first view should be self explanatory


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



    Instead I'll boor you with the why.


    I've got these two side supports that will ultimately hold up the tophamper


    [BTW I weighed this beast this weekend and excluding the vise he weighs 12 pounds, (5.44311 Kilograms),(0.857143 stone), Twelve Pounds of STYRENE!]


    Anyway that much weight will surely spread these walls especially since I will not be gluing them in place (I hope) so the problem is how do I lock them in place.


    Once again the waffle light panel to the rescue.


    https://i.imgur.com/N29ODWw.jpg



    I made plugs that will fit snugly into the waffle recesses.


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



    Naturally it would have been too much to expect that they would line up perfectly with the overhead deck so I attached a fudge factor plate to compensate for the misalignment. and glued the plug to the top of the side wall. (I won't go in to how exacting this was; especially for the first one )


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



    Three more to go and I'll display the finished assembly.
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    Fallen Into Place:


    The four aligning plugs installed.


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



    Sorry for what appears to be repetitive images but there are the subtlest differences that entailed a lot of work that I feel I must apprise anyone following this thread aware. The aligning of the upper deck is most important for subsequent structures otherwise the model will become lopsided and sloppy.


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



    Note in particular the centering of the weapon yoke in the slot. Now that the sides are secure that arm is correctly brought to center.


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



    Now that the side panels are locked into place with the upper deck and the chest area I can proceed with the building of the interior and the rear of the titan.
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    A Weekend's Effort:


    Aside from my official duties I managed to find time to add some detail to this beast and attempt to refine a vexing discrepancy in my calculations. Note the adjustment of the cylinder trunnions.


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



    I still have to mount the magnets that will secure the piston end of the assemblies but I know I shall have to adjust the gap between the piston head and the armament yoke; hence the cutouts.


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



    I still question the necessity for these hydraulics as they corrupt the clean lines of the model but I'll install the for the time being just to remain true to the prototype. The work will not be in vain as these cylinders can easily be adapted for the legs or ankles.


    https://i.imgur.com/bvr37S2.jpg
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    This build is equal parts impressive and insane. Your work is grand, to say the least!

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    Amazing progress as always, mate. It's a great joy to watch the structure and detail slowly growing and expanding.

    I get what you mean with the pistons influencing the look of the model, but as you made them removable, I'm curious to see where it goes. I'm quite confident that with the superstructure and such in place that those pistons will be a nice mechanical element that will help convey the sense of sheer industrial and massive complexity.
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    its looking awesome, humongous also.

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    WhyLookLikeThis:


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



    When You.....Can Look.....Like This:


    https://i.imgur.com/qO5Tq20.jpg



    I wasn't satisfied how the piston/snubbers/whatever, detracted from the sweeping elegance of the armament yoke yet rather than discard the whole concept I decided to play around a little.....


    Aesthetically this looks better to me.


    https://i.imgur.com/NJAn2og.jpg



    When you are going to hydraulic systems that serve no purpose, at least they should look good; Right?
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    Please Yourself and You Please Everyone


    As the say'n goes. There seems a bit of controversy about my departure for the iconic 3D prototype but I think this looks much better.


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



    The side panels make more sense with this arrangement and it allows for a maintenance observation balcony that I think will add interest to the model plus the grander of the weapons mount yoke is undiminished.


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



    The dual actuators now have a purposeful appearance for what ever that may be.


    https://i.imgur.com/FbDGRw4.jpg



    And disappear into the yoke to accomplish it.
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    The pistons look very good. Excellent rebuild.
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    A Man A Plan


    Whom I kidding, it's all serendipity.......


    I've worked long and hard to reach this point this evening but these six images make it worth it. Every thing is falling into place including the three story engineering compartment with it's 15 foot ceilings.

    https://i.imgur.com/4dmRD2w.jpg



    The fusion reactor will take up two of those decks.


    The lower deck will open onto the platform under the head for the Adeptus Mechanicus Priests to supervise the battle a hundred feet above the fray


    https://i.imgur.com/kkZa3fT.jpg


    The upper balcony and promenade with egress through the blast doors to the cockpit


    https://i.imgur.com/eKgx5FT



    Below another shot of the lower deck for scale


    https://i.imgur.com/8KfEK7n.jpg



    The intermediate command deck where the tactical computers &etc will be displayed.


    https://i.imgur.com/K5PU7Ah.jpg



    Finally an overall view of the three decks


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


    It's going to take a lot of bitz to clutter up all this space.
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    This build is turning into your best yet BA, and thank's for updating on Facebook so I haven't missed any of this stellar build while my CMON account doesn't work properly
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