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    Reverse Engineering:


    Sometimes it pays to be pigheaded such as my obsessive insistence to retain the beautiful shoulder yoke so ably represented in Mr Joazzz2's 3D masterpieces of elegant Emperor Titans.
    The other example of my OCD is to attempt to meld that yoke with the equally elegant mounting drums of the Forge World Alpha Warlord.


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



    Both designs are mutually exclusive as the Forge World shoulders are deeply ensconced under the shoulder carapace and the trunnion mount of Mr Joazzz2's is bulky and somewhat crude compared to the rest of his revolutionary design..


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



    I am hoping to achieve a middle ground compromise but this first image is a trifle unnerving. The arm seems to be hanging too low and the lower edge of the weapon seems to be at the level of the hip axis.


    https://i.imgur.com/CZK70Lx.jpg



    Referring to the FW Warlord model and Mr Joazzz's rendering this is also the case but with the body incomplete enough to support the weight of one main weapon I cannot tell for sure.


    https://i.imgur.com/DGEu413.jpg



    This last image I could not resist posting because it show my inner sanctum replete with plasticard stock which demonstrates the depth of my compulsions. Ha!

    https://i.imgur.com/rRRwc6o.jpg
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    House of Cards:


    It's about time to start fastening things together. Relying on friction won't cut it anymore as what is imaged here weighs about 30 lbs (14 Kilo)


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



    With the 8 lbs of Plasma Blaster this thing is too unwieldy to to leave on the display stand in it's complete form and I took a chance on photoing it even in it's incomplete state. I'm no slouch when it comes to weight lifting but it took some heft to deadlift it off the stand in one piece.


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



    I saw no point in assembling the lower legs as at the current weight the hip and knee joints need pins to index the various poses.


    https://i.imgur.com/2Z7DIC8.jpg

    The gun mount has all the flexibility required and once the armour is added on the figure will cease to look so gangly


    https://i.imgur.com/Qn6Mwlf.jpg



    The rear view appears more robust,


    https://i.imgur.com/P0WEYb4.jpg



    Next the Gatling Gun but first I'm going to treat myself to some eye candy and work on the interior.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-05-2018 at 07:30 AM.
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    Hellstorm Cannon:


    Okay it's decided, I'm going to make a Hellstorm Cannon although not this massive where the Titan is seen looming behind an Alpine size mountain range.


    https://i.imgur.com/10kf0vn.jpg



    The tiny white gangway and access door bespeak a ludicrous to the extreme order of magnitude for this weapon let alone the Titan itself but there are details that attracted me to the project including the drum mount which goes along with what I have already built for the Gatling gun. I shall also make a couple of Volcano cannons (My favorite Titan Weapon) but that will be for another time.


    If anyone knows of a end concept shot of a Hellstorm weapon I would appreciate the input.
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    I'm looking forward to see the whole process...
    The plasma gun is a beauty btw.
    But seeing it mounted on the titan makes me feels like the "hips" looks a little "too weak" or "too thin" to handle so much weight (arms and top body) if you know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    I'm looking forward to see the whole process...
    The plasma gun is a beauty btw.
    But seeing it mounted on the titan makes me feels like the "hips" looks a little "too weak" or "too thin" to handle so much weight (arms and top body) if you know what I mean.
    This is the last time I take a short cut The PVC couplings are very strong and more than capable of handling the weight. It's just that I only hand snugged the compression coupling nuts to take the pictures instead of strap wrenching them completely tight. That is why they appear to sag.

    Naturally the PVC hardware will be covered with more massive appearing styrene coverings but styrene is not strong enough to bear the load alone. PVC fittings, especially of the size used, is.

    Don't concern yourself about the strength. It will be much more than adequate to bear the weight.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-05-2018 at 12:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    ...Naturally the PVC hardware will be covered with more massive appearing styrene coverings...
    That's what I meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    This is the last time I take a short cut The PVC couplings are very strong and more than capable of handling the weight. It's just that I only hand snugged the compression coupling nuts to take the pictures instead of strap wrenching them completely tight. That is why they appear to sag.

    Naturally the PVC hardware will be covered with more massive appearing styrene coverings but styrene is not strong enough to bear the load alone. PVC fittings, especially of the size used, is.

    Don't concern yourself about the strength. It will be much more than adequate to bear the weight.
    I for one have no doubt about your ability to accurately gauge the strength of the materials you use

    And I look forward to your Hellstorm Cannon build. I know the ladder and gangway seem a bit below-scale for the model, but are you going to try and build something like that in?
    I don't know why, but seeing a teeny ladder on the business end of this thing just looks cool.

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    The dictionary might have to come up with a new word to describe this. I propose “Magnificexcelentremendawesome” Am really looking forward to gearing the Gatling mega cannon come along. Loving following your work, keep it up, your a legend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycotic View Post
    The dictionary might have to come up with a new word to describe this. I propose “Magnificexcelentremendawesome” Am really looking forward to gearing the Gatling mega cannon come along. Loving following your work, keep it up, your a legend!
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    Too Small:


    Went to Home Depot today and bought some PVC tubing for the gin barrels. The problem is the diameters are too small compared to the Plasma Blaster so I need to go back tomorrow and by 2 more pieces of the mid-sized tubing. fortunately the stuff is dirt cheap


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



    Once I get the material I'm going to sheath it with styrene so stuff can be glued to it.


    https://i.imgur.com/1PVXP36.jpg



    That's all for today,


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    Gin barrels! A must aboard any Titan.

    But seriously, those weapons are coming along just splendidly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meph View Post
    Gin barrels! A must aboard any Titan.

    But seriously, those weapons are coming along just splendidly.
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    Much Better:


    A hasty trip to HoDeDoe this morning and my wallet a few bucks lighter bu I feel much better about the diameter of the Hellstorm cannon which incidentally does not fire projectiles so what with the six barrels??? Do they fire all at once? Do they really need to rotate? Can I get away with only 5 tubes?


    https://i.imgur.com/H9SzXFx.jpg



    I can understand the Gatling gun rotating but an energy weapon uh uh?


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



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    I think the background on it is that it can rapidly fire, for an extended period of time, using one barrel at a time without the power source depleting and needing to build up power again. If I remember right all the barrels can be fired at once but it will drain the power source and then be down until the power can regenerate.

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    Yeah, that thing was a monster in Epic. And this is an epic monster for sure!
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    Sleeves:


    I tried to find a cement compatible with both styrene and PVC to no avail so I opted to sheath the PVC tubing with 0.020 inch (0,5MM) sheet styrene so to make adhering detail easier later on.


    https://i.imgur.com/mOfBr6J.jpg



    With a bit of care it's rather easy to do this and although each barrel has six sections the seams will be nigh on invisible once sanded and painted.


    What this world needs is a universal plastic cement and I don't mean Cyanoacetate glue.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-13-2018 at 07:46 AM.
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    I realise its some way off at the moment however do you intend to use elctric lighting for the plasma gun? if not i discovered black light reactive paint can give a very....striking effect.


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    Nice, thanks for the heads up. BTW what does Blacklight reflective paint look like in daylight, Room light, natural light?
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-13-2018 at 10:54 AM.
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    That particular shade is almost Ultramarine blue in normal light conditions, they come in a variety of colours, i was able to mix that with normal acrylics to change the shade to an eggshell blue almost white colour to give the contrast between the two shades under normal lighting conditions, i was able to use it with airbrush also.
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    Last edited by cassar; 11-13-2018 at 12:16 PM.
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    Cultivating Ennui:


    Once again in spite of the amount of work involved the results are far from breathtaking and I wonder while making up these interim updates that the results are boring to my readers.


    https://i.imgur.com/Vw4X6OW.jpg



    Suffice it to say I am pleased how this is coming out


    https://i.imgur.com/B1XklYw.jpg



    Even in it's rough state with only one barrel mounted the Hellstorm Cannon gives the impression of raw power


    https://i.imgur.com/joc4Pzl.jpg



    And will be a worthy companion to the Plasma Blaster
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-14-2018 at 09:45 PM.
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