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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycotic View Post
    I am as ever humbled by the scale and dedication of your work. The plasma gun is coming along beautifully with the perfect combination of planning, ingenuity, resilience, genius and the occasional burst of pure luck. How long have you bern working on this now?
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    Establishing the Profile:


    I remove the muzzle to work on it and reattach it for the images.


    My first consideration is the muzzle length which should be about half the length of the coil section. I can extend it about 8 more millimeters if needs be hence the excess on the nose of the muzzle.


    https://i.imgur.com/6hFW20K.jpg



    One problem with the shape of this is the templates I have installed to make the exterior form will have to be broken out after the outer cowl is completed so I can build the inner surface of the four cowl pieces.


    https://i.imgur.com/80BM2Ds.jpg



    This end on shape gives some idea of the interior structure once the templates are broken out.


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



    I can't wait until this monster is done and I can relax with the easier weapons.
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    I began in May of last year. Thanks for the reply.

    A Horrible Bollixed Up Mess:


    Or, who knows, this just might work out after all.


    https://i.imgur.com/Pl4cvpI.jpg



    I've put a lot of work into this thing and it's finally time to apply the finishing strakes. Each one has to be custom fit but we'll follow this together.


    Right Now I am cautiously optimistic. ;-)
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    That Wasn't So Hard:


    I don't know why I dreaded this, it wasn't so hard.


    I figured out the secret of layering strakes ( Contoured planks on a frame ) and where I have previously gone awry with this sort of construction. What you need to do is install backing strips to the inner surface of the main planks so you have something to glue the filler planks.


    Previously I attempted to add the filler planks without backing. I used 1,0 MM X 6.3 MM styrene for the planking which moulded easily but was still thick enough to take a finishing sanding.


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



    The image above shows the upper nose segment rough sanded and the lower segment with the plans in the rough unsanded stage.


    The image below may make the explanation clearer.


    https://i.imgur.com/r0ZrGeM.jpg



    Once I have the muzzle segments completely rough sanded I'll wet sand the whole cowling.


    I never use filler such as Greenstuff and Milliput because it looks like hell ( Especially the Green Stuff ) and you have difficulty gluing additional styrene to the foreign surface. Plus flaws in the contours are difficult to see until the surface is painted.


    Anyway, "Onward and upward" as the saying goes I'm quite pleased with the result.
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    Rough Sanding Completed:


    The business end of this construct is reaching fruition


    https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5f.jpg



    Space Marine Provided for scale


    https://i.imgur.com/9c3Mhe4.jpg



    A couple of more layers and I'll be ready to remove the templates.


    https://i.imgur.com/EZA696X.jpg



    But I don't like these new light bulbs. Why is everything yellow?
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    Muy bien, amigo!

    The yellow light means they have a low colour temperature (Kelvin). Most lights are in these lower ranges and are described as 'warm' light. high Kelvin is usually a bit harder to find and a bit more expensive, with the highest Kelvin ranges can be described as Daylight lamps. Some camera's can compensate for this with a setting somewhere, but it won't be fully.

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    Template Frames Removed:


    From the Muzzle


    Which opens up the four highly detailed cowl segments.


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



    This is where the FW artists prove their mettle. The meticulous detail that no one ever sees in the overall scope but sets their creations apart from run-of-the-mill efforts.


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



    I really cannot wait until FW releases a Warlord Chaos version so I can adequately demonstrate my appreciation by purchasing one.


    BTW whatever turned the preceding images yellow has gone away???
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    Lovely work as ever and progressing nicely. It's always a joy to see your latest progress report.

    I've noticed the the yellow on the above images only seems to occurred where the computer monitor was on, so maybe your camera was reacting too the light coming from it?
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    Black Adder "I really cannot wait until FW releases a Warlord Chaos version so I can adequately demonstrate my appreciation by purchasing one."

    I think FW needs to appreciate the work you have done on this project. please keep up this great build and reproducing the details in larger scale!
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    I concur, you deserve a very large, and permanent, cabinet at Warhammer World in Nottingham.
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    I wish I had a fraction of the scratch build skills you have Blackadder. Although if I had the talent I certainly don't have the patience to pull something like this off so methodically. I thought your other works were just insane but this really takes them all hands down.

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    Thanks,

    A Budding Neophyte:


    Back in the days when the Blackadder was a budding neophyte he attempted to make a Plasma Blaster for a StormBlade variant. The result was of indifferent quality but I could not figure out a way to make the muzzle cowl long thin exhaust ports.


    So today I was faced with the same problem ( Fortunately these are much bigger ) plus I have a wealth of experience to draw on so we shall see how I do.


    https://i.imgur.com/ekQR0U4.jpg



    I laid the groundwork for these ports and they take about five minutes each to replicate those in the screen above.


    At this point we needn't worry about the length and the slight bowing of the 0.040 inch strips. I need 12 of these of exact length.
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    Man, you're so talented...
    When I have to work with plastic sheets, I need soooo much time to figure out what to do... and usually ending with something barly ok.
    Following this gigantic project is like watching a good magicien performing, it's mind blowing.

    btw: maybe your plasma gun is longer than the on on the screen behind it, but I think it only make it better.

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    Not only longer but wider and deeper. It is about 1.5 times bigger than the Warlord blaster because the Emperor is 1.5 times more massive than the Warlord. I measured and remeasured the coils and they are precisely the same number as the FW version. I made the barrel a bit wider and the depth a bit deeper because the overall effect is to out mass the Warlord. When I finally mount it on the Emperor we'll see how it works out.
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