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    Plan Ahea
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    Horrors, I ran out of CoD Manufactorum Bitz.


    I have become accustomed to accessing my CoD bitz box for whatever details I need so it came as a great surprise last evening when I found I had exhausted the larder.


    Fortunately ebay had a kit at a reasonable price and it will be delivered next month on the fifth. Whew!


    https://i.imgur.com/YdZ1rf5.jpg



    Meanwhile I have plenty to occupy my time working around the omission.
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    Well enough procrastinating, it's a dirty job but I must address it. The rear of the Titan has to be interlocking with somewhat hidden seams but also allow the decks to be drawn out easily to view the interior. Yet the whole thing must be pinned together so the deck don't fall out when handled.


    it's going to be hard to see these pieces in place so here they are unassembled.


    https://i.imgur.com/q2gvkMS.jpg



    Assembled and in place rear view


    https://i.imgur.com/E3VjA8p.jpg



    and side view.


    https://i.imgur.com/jIzZ6Cw.jpg



    Gluing them on as I type.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 01-05-2018 at 04:28 PM.
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    Wanna See Everybody From Behind


    So the first step of building the back elevation is roughed out and two more decks to go.


    https://i.imgur.com/E2WkIJj.jpg



    I've no idea what these compartments do. I do know there are louvered exhaust ports on either side of the center structure.


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



    Interior detail is lining up satisfactorily.

    https://i.imgur.com/YJGLJyo.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 01-10-2018 at 09:16 AM.
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    there are institutions for this kind of behaviour, insane but so awesome.

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    I think that interior will be very impressive when finished. The angle of the walls and the industrial structure convey the look of a spaceship interior, which is well appropriate.
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    In A Rears


    The rear panels are finally underway and the coordination with the interior is satisfactory. Everything is lining up as if it were planned.


    https://i.imgur.com/ccQ0A0b.jpg



    The two side chambers have their reinforcing floors and ceilings


    https://i.imgur.com/77LMP9x.jpg



    Next up, the engineering compart rear wall and the completion of the pelvic /hip plate


    https://i.imgur.com/lYJUbHf.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 01-12-2018 at 12:14 PM.
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    Problem:


    When I built this Titan I raised the head off the Promenade deck because it looked too close and the function of the head to 'look' down was impeded.


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



    The artist had no such problem because he had the flexibility of adjusting the position of the head to suit his whim


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



    but in the real world that option is not available to me


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



    https://i.imgur.com/2PDAbIv.jpg



    So now I am in the position of filling 4 inches of space with extemporaneous Titan gobbledygook to fill this void


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



    Such is the pitfalls of scratch building without a plan.
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    Looking great BA. I love this thread and the amount of work and detailing going into this project is amazing. Seeing it up against the warhounds shows what a monster this is going to be - I mean they're not exactly small models themselves and your Imperator dwarfs them already - and it doesn't even have legs or the upper superstructure!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    Problem:
    So now I am in the position of filling 4 inches of space with extemporaneous Titan gobbledygook to fill this void
    Back when I was still doing 3D design, the professional term for gobbledygook was greebles. (Think of the detailing on large Star Wars models like star destroyers or the Death Star trench)

    I think what would benefit the back of that monster would be a pair of big-ass heat sinks. Think of the comb-like heat sink on top of a CPU in your computer case. Either just a 90° angle from the top of those vertical back plates up to the horizontal platform would look nice, or even a quarter-circle. They would be relatively easy to build, and take up a nice bit of real estate.

    Or you could go for a much more complex set of heat exhaust turbines.
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    Yep, greebling is indeed the word....as used by full on lego builders as well.

    Looks amazing....and bloody huge.....

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    This is not SPAM!

    Rear Heat Exchanger and Exhaust Ports:


    The waffle styrene panels are proving their worth.


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



    The constructions I make are far more easy to build, stable, and true to square without having to resort to extreme measures in fabricating.


    https://i.imgur.com/fHIE3GJ.jpg



    These two shots of the assembly on the desk and mounted on the model demonstrate the durability of the construction.....


    https://i.imgur.com/zrfZ33d.jpg



    Whereas before it resembled a house of cards.


    https://i.imgur.com/ZCDY7Bo.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 01-18-2018 at 01:20 PM.
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    Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills...........


    Of recyclable trash that is.


    I struck paydirt last month when I saw this discarded tv. Readymade Static louvers says I for my Emperor Titan.





    All that needs be done is cut them out and install them.


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



    It's worth a shot...........
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    Oh, definitely worth a shot.
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    Heat Exchangers Sheathed:


    They look a tad large but I'm hoping once the rest of the stern/back whatever is made they will blend in.


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



    I was too conservative in my estimate of the size of the rear deck but no matter I can spline on an addition.


    https://i.imgur.com/d5ILOFA.jpg



    Now for the side intakes.
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    The Basic Structure:


    Is pretty much delineated. Now it just remains to fill the void left by raising the superstructure platform about four inches.I already have ideas about adding another deck to the interior and with access to the rear of the titan in the mode of the FW Warlord That should fill the space nicely.


    https://i.imgur.com/mu1o5UN.jpg



    I spent the past couple of days building another pair of Aquilae for the rear portion of the Cathedral platform just because it's there.


    https://i.imgur.com/1M68If6.jpg



    The rear panel was quite an effort to design especially so the whole thing can be disassembled readily.


    https://i.imgur.com/EOYSz7z.jpg



    Right now it just hangs on the back by friction but eventually it will have locks to hold it to the main structure.


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



    Amazingly it's less than a millimeter off symmetry wise.
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    Coming Together:


    In a burst of optimism I have a feeling that this is somehow coming together.


    https://i.imgur.com/nfo05eH.jpg[



    In this 360° panorama you can get an idea of the magnitude of this construction


    https://i.imgur.com/bGrP0MV.jpg



    Awright so a few images are missing but you get the idea.


    https://i.imgur.com/b0uKOsE.jpg
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    Coming together, and then some!
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    She's Got Legs


    Well she's gonna have legs but we have to start with a single step (Groan!)


    First the basics.... The Greaves





    I'm using a 3D image provided by joazzz2 on Deviant art for my inspiration


    One of the problems with the representation of many Imperial Titans I notice, especially those that CoD for detailing bitz, is the panels are not truncated. This causes a boxy square look that is æsthetically unpleasing.


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



    So to begin with we are going to sneak up on the correct angle incrementally.....


    https://i.imgur.com/DcZU4mk.jpg





    https://i.imgur.com/B3LNxN5.jpg



    I'm only going to do one this time in case this doesn't work out.
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    You've gotta get these grids


    If you're gonna build an Imperator.


    These are a godsend for this type of construction.


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



    Tipping the greave to match the 3D image brings home what this skeletal structure will eventually become.


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



    I just hope they are not too big or too small


    the Goldilocks conundrum.........


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



    Image taken earlier today leaves me a bit up in the air regarding proper sizing. Then I thought too small. but they've become so massive.
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