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    Wow; thanks very much, I wish I'd had that yesterday but I think that as I am not casting it I can duplicate most of the detail. How long is the weapon? I need to increase the length by at least a third to make it for the Imperator.

    Oh, and welcome aboard; you've been a great help to me.
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    Side By Side:


    While measuring up the Sunburst Annihilator I compared my two scratchbuilts for size and relative scale. Overall I am pleased that my Lucius Warlord isn't very overshadowed.


    https://i.imgur.com/UQmR37M.jpg



    Not so with my Scratch Lucius or Chaos Warhound. which decidedly toylike in comparison.


    https://i.imgur.com/ZoeSi0h.jpg



    This low angle view looks vaguely distorted and someday I'll take pictures with a more neutral background.


    https://i.imgur.com/Z2KUDk8.jpg



    And finally a group shot with my scratch built Thunderhawk overhead I'm missing only four of my other home made projects.


    https://i.imgur.com/tpms5HH.jpg



    A Lucius Reaver conversion kit and three Baneblade main battle tanks.
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    Great progress, BA! The legs look well proportioned, and the gun mounts are looking nice and solid.

    Hmmm a critical thought maybe. After looking at the 3D render a bit closer, themount axis looks adequate, but perhaps a bit bigger might be better. A larger radius for increased strength, and perhaps some armoured end caps? I wonder where the pitch action is generated; in the mount, or in the gun itself? After all it's a huge, and immensely heavy weapon that needs swift and stable movement. So the beefier the pitch mechanism, the better...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meph View Post
    Great progress, BA! The legs look well proportioned, and the gun mounts are looking nice and solid.

    Hmmm a critical thought maybe. After looking at the 3D render a bit closer, the mount axis looks adequate, but perhaps a bit bigger might be better. A larger radius for increased strength, and perhaps some armoured end caps? I wonder where the pitch action is generated; in the mount, or in the gun itself? After all it's a huge, and immensely heavy weapon that needs swift and stable movement. So the beefier the pitch mechanism, the better...?
    It's not a problem. The gun mounts are perfectly adequate as they are and then some. Everything I have built so far can stand twice what stress/weight that it will ultimately have to bear.

    For nothing more than cosmetics I shall be adding a lot of bulk to the gun mount yokes, the pelvis block, the hips, thighs, and anywhere else that appears to need more mass.

    Figure much of what I have built so far as just the skeleton.
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    Sunburst Annihilator plasma cannon:


    So it begins


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





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



    Just to bring you up to date the above images are a repeat of a previous posting. But now we are fleshed out and contoured.


    I just finished rough sanding today and I'm not even sure if the contours are symmetrical.


    https://i.imgur.com/dehdx4d.jpg



    An hour with a belt sander has brought me to this point.
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    Dedication and skill man! You are amazing. I really need to work on the dedication aspect I so often get to the 80-90% and don't quite finish. Keep up the good work!

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    Pretty Dry Stuff:


    Yeah, I know this is pretty dry stuff, especially when I'm not even sure the D@mned thing will even work out or even if I got the scale right but getting there is half the fun as the saying goes.


    https://i.imgur.com/12hPNTi.jpg



    I know now the length of the coils are more than twice as long as I need per cannon so I may be able to make two of these




    https://i.imgur.com/HJqt5Ye.jpg



    And here I was thinking, "Thank God I only have to make one............."
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    One Down Three To Go:


    I've got four sides to do and each is at a different stage of completion


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



    With the four channels done I move to the reinforcing strip


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



    And finally to the curved base for the coils.............


    https://i.imgur.com/c5hKboR.jpg



    Can Imperators have two plasma coil weapons?
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    I don't know much about titans weapons, but the curved part are damned sexy smooth. Did you heat the styrene sheet? how?

    I dont post much but i follow your work... main reason i come to here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offline View Post
    I don't know much about titans weapons, but the curved part are damned sexy smooth. Did you heat the styrene sheet? how?

    I don't post much but i follow your work... main reason i come to here.
    Ha! Don't jinx me now.... I've managed to glue down two curved panels without mishap and have two more to do. I try to impart a bit of a curve just by hand because I want the arc to be unsupported by the waffle grid framing otherwise there would be subtle creasing over the frames. The Styrene I am using is 0.040 inch thick (1,0 millimeter). Cutting the edges as precise as possible and butting the edge against the extended channel wall I glue down one edge and let dry for a few hours. Then I glue down the curved portion of the panel and clamp it in place with a 1,2 millimeter thick straight edge adjusting the curve by eye so it's even along the entire length.

    https://i.imgur.com/HJqt5Ye.jpg


    I build all my models by "gut and eye" more so than by formal plans or templates. In this case there are excellent images available on the internet.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 06-26-2018 at 01:51 PM.
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    You Get Two:


    Due to a bit of luck and some overzealousness I made this coil core literally twice as long as it needed to be so I now have the option of building two of these extremely futuristic weapons.


    The problem is; Are they too slick looking for my lumbering Imperator?




    https://i.imgur.com/99NN9FT.jpg



    Also the gun mount I made may be too crude for the Sunburst Plasma Blaster....... Does anyone else think that name is more appropo for a 1960s bubblegum jawbreaker?


    Anyway I've managed to wrap the first strand of coil material around the core and am letting it dry overnight before installing all the almost one hundred strands for these two Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters..whatever
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    Give a Hand:


    Yesterday evening I got tired of waiting for material for the Plasma Blaster so I decided to work on the Claw.


    https://i.imgur.com/AfXn5Uc.jpg



    By this morning I got a fairly good start.
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    Hands, Touching Hands, Reaching Out, Touching Me, Touching You!


    You have to imagine these skeletal fingers cut down to proper diameters but for now we are going for size and flexibility.


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



    I modeled my own hand for size


    https://i.imgur.com/BnEPqx1.jpg



    The first joint indicated by the axles will be where the finger joins the palm so three joints all together to the fingertips except for the thumb which will have two.


    https://i.imgur.com/UqVfGp0.jpg



    I may make the thumb eventually capable of crossing the palm but not for now.
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    A good friend of mine built a functioning bionic hand out parts from a keurig- maybe you could adapt it to your project and have a mind-controlled titan! https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...coffee-machine

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    You can see with this subtle improvement that the grip will be more humanoid and organic (gratuitous remarks at this point are inevitable I suppose)


    https://i.imgur.com/nBCMI0B.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 07-04-2018 at 07:04 AM.
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    This is looking amazing. Haven’t checked if for a while. Incredible progress. WDTM.

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    A Failed Attempt:


    One of the duties of posting these updates is to show my failures as well as triumphs.


    I've wasted a few days on trying to make the coils on this Plasma Blaster and I am not enthused with the result so before I try a different approach I'll show what did not work out.


    https://i.imgur.com/kIFXXt3.jpg



    I came up with a new idea that I believe will produce a better result and in the long run be much quicker to produce.


    Once I have a good start on the procedure I'll post an update.
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    This Is Definitely the Better Way To Go:


    In the space of one hour I've exceeded the work of several days.


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



    Note: The rods are staggered only as a demonstration. When they are glued they will be flush with the edge.


    Of course I shall have to bend these to the shape of the coils.
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    Bend Angle Radius:


    The relationship between the strength of a material and the amount of curve that can be imparted to the the material before the fatigue point where it will crack instead of take the curve.


    In aircraft it applies to aluminum alloys etc and the metal fatigues when too much stress crystallizes the area being bent to a point of material failure.


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



    plastic is subject to similar restrictions. That is where we are now. How to impart a bend and not fatigue the styrene?


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



    I am soaking the assembly in Tamiya Cement for the test tomorrow to see if I can get the parts to bend without fatiguing.


    A judicious application of heat may be necessary.
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    great looking huge project. To bend some items I have used boiling hot water before to bend styrene. you will have to have a blank and rubber bands to place it over.
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