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Thread: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

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    I love checking in with this thread every week as your attention to detail and bits of engineering are fun to watch.

    This is a great project and you're doing great work.

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    Eight Set Of Toes:


    Boring!


    Producing eight identical toe sets was tedious in the extreme but at any rate they are done except for the detail of course.


    https://i.imgur.com/4sHkM6R.jpg



    I modified the side toes to be shorter than the front and rear toes for what I consider aesthetic purposes and I made the ramp a bit shallower than on the image as well again because I think it looks better.


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



    Another of the same image but I think it portrays the greave better than the one above so hell, I posted them both.


    https://i.imgur.com/w7f4rYp.jpg



    And Damn; I forgot the obligatory Space Marine for scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CreganTur View Post
    I love checking in with this thread every week as your attention to detail and bits of engineering are fun to watch.

    This is a great project and you're doing great work.
    Thank you,

    The Bottom of the foot pads:


    The Movie Helsreach shows the bottom of the foot pads as a rather bland tread pattern.


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



    So be it. I like it for it's simplicity.


    https://i.imgur.com/FYk80zj.jpg
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    The foot and joint solution is genius....and sturdy enough to support the final monstrous weight hopefully.

    Fascinating as always

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    No foot in sight but a interesting pic I found. A cover for a new book, with an Imperator

    https://i.imgur.com/3UIxwEP.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairster View Post
    The foot and joint solution is genius....and sturdy enough to support the final monstrous weight hopefully.

    Fascinating as always
    Genius!!! please , my modesty. 3/4 inch (19,0 MM birch dowel as a core for the lower leg should be adequate for a base.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Meph View Post
    No foot in sight but a interesting pic I found. A cover for a new book, with an Imperator


    https://i.imgur.com/3UIxwEP.jpg
    Thanks for the info, nice to see that at least this image coincides with my height estimate.....
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    I silently follow your progression on this impressive project for months now, and I have to say: I'm constantly amazed by the level of engineering and the level of detail you was able to achieve so far.
    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!
    This is really impressive work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    I silently follow your progression on this impressive project for months now, and I have to say: I'm constantly amazed by the level of engineering and the level of detail you was able to achieve so far.
    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!
    This is really impressive work.
    Wow, an newbie; Welcome aboard. The only Toulouse I know of is in France. My mother's family came from that area.

    Legs Akimbo:


    It's time to put my theories to the test. Yesterday began designing what I hope will be a movable leg system that will use friction locks to maintain the pose.


    The PVC pipe couplings have "O" ring compression gaskets that will lock the upper thigh in place yet allow me to change the position in seconds.


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



    The Lower Thigh to knee joint will be trickier and require a screw driver compression joint the same as on my Warlord.


    https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86m.jpg



    The biggest problem and one I just solved today in a fit of serendipity is how to make the legs sprawl out into the classic Titan pose.


    https://i.imgur.com/iQn5Ci2.jpg



    That will require a homemade gimbal assembly that I may have worked out in theory. It remains to be seen if the material is up to it.


    Looking at these images I can just see my loyal readers cringing...........


    I'm putting a lot of hope on flimsy styrene components.
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    Curing a rainy day:


    It's a far cry from this.....


    https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86m.jpg



    to this.....


    https://i.imgur.com/VUSn5xa.jpg





    and even further to this.


    https://i.imgur.com/lij9Cbi.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/bpd8MlQ.jpg



    It is my hope to have fully articulated legs on this beastie although I will not go to the effort I went to with my Warlord giving the legs a "Toe in" and "Toe Out" capability. That was much too much and although workable I have never employed that feature when posing my Warlord.


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



    Finally I can get a glimpse of what I have been working toward for these past few weeks; with the hip connect scaled to size, and the upper leg finally attached at the knee. I can now make some inroads towards an actual knee structure. I am now thinking of cutting the knee joint into the upper tier of the greave. which I believe will look much better.


    Onward and Upward as they say...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    OMG
    Seems appropriate!
    This thing is gonna be really impressive once fully assembled.

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    Ha! Well I wanted to set up the model to see if the sizes were in scale but the upper torso was too heavy to suspend over the lower torso and legs. I instead Photo shopped a quick composite to present here. First the image of the torso and the legs and then the green screen composite. The legs right now are like a house of cards so mounting the body on them is not possible.


    https://i.imgur.com/y09kMSG.jpg



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



    As I said, the model thus far stands just over a meter tall (39.36 inches); a lot bigger than I had originally planned.
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    S**t the bed!

    looks insane Mr Adder and that’s without the mega cathedral adorning the top.

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    Man you are amazing! such devotion and attention to all the different parts! Always a pleasure to pop in and see the progress

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    WOW!! Mr BA that looks EPIC. This is turning into something truly special and impressive. Getting it out of your room when it's finished is going to be an interesting challenge.
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    Wow...it seems like the possibility of riding that beast to work every day is coming closer to becoming reality.
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    Reinforce and Detail Legs:


    Today I began to strengthen the legs with the Armour and detailed the corner spires...




    https://i.imgur.com/Bl6BkMI.jpg



    and ran out of plastic. Ha!


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



    I'll have to make a run tomorrow.
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    Stallmate


    My local hobby supplier has let me down and I cannot get the large amount of strip styrene of a particular size I require. Normally I cut my own but even that did not produce enough.


    https://i.imgur.com/bjzZa47.jpg



    But every setback has a silver lining as it forced me to work on detail I was putting off 'til later. Which ultimately was most gratifying.


    It also relieved me of the tedious aspect of making eight of these constructs plus I am catching up on current Dinosaur theory.
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    You should be sponsored by styrene manufacturers as your work is such a testimony of what can be achieve with there products.

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    Looking More Like A Wedding Cake


    Everyday


    https://i.imgur.com/5FR5BVh.jpg



    A pains taking week and a lot of work but does it really reflect it; not so much.


    The spires, Minarets, whatever mimic the 3D work by measurement but the spire points seem a bit squat.....


    https://i.imgur.com/z4mddtV.jpg



    But in this image they look okay. Go figure.


    Anyway I'll try sanding them down some more. After all I have almost a millimeter to play with.
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