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  1. #541


    I lurk, and check on the blogs very rarely, but when I do, I check out your progress.
    It is simply amazing.
    More power to you sir.

  2. #542


    These complex structures are amoung the most difficult I have built for this Titan. Considering they will have to bear little weight in comparison they are extremely over built.

    Compounding this the corner towers are octagonal in shape. This does not lend itself readily to the square grid material I have chosen for the substructure. Compensations in the structure have to be made to make the cross section conform to the octagonal shape.

    The top of the Barbicans will have either spires which will increase the height to around 60 inches or AA laser cannon emplacements which will decrease the height to somewhat less; about; 54 inches as far as the Barbicans are concerned.

    The main Keep will be another story.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  3. #543


    You are on a roll Blackadder, keep going! It's looking awesome.

  4. #544


    I am pretty sure that GW will provide rules for your titan when you are finished

    And we can start asking for plastic Imperial Titans, too!

  5. #545


    Sanctum Sanctorum:.

    Awright no comments on the man-cave.

    As you may have gathered I'm single. Who else could dump thousands on stuff I should have outgrown ages ago but hey, I love working on this stuff. Prior to this I built 18th century American warship models plank on frame wood..... but that's for another area of FB

    I find styrene a much easier medium to work with and my son was an avid player so Dad obliged him.

    I spent the better part of the week building the components seen here. That and my current occupation of President of my Condominium.

    The octagonal column center of the image above represents my third attempt to make this part, successfully (Finally) I might add. The secret was, "there are no shortcuts to a quality representation." Eventually I must learn that.

    The image below show the basic work of the remaining seven columns waiting in the wings for the success of the first.


    My apologies for the crudeness of the construction appearance but the basic shape is all I need for the present. The polish and detail will come later.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  6. #546


    Corner Towers Done......

    The basic octagonal structure that is. There are still two levels of surface detail to apply but aside from the AA cannon emplacements this will be the height of the Imperator version of this Titan.

    I'm so confused as to what the seemingly interchangeable names and classes of the Emperor Titans. Initially I set out to build a Warmonger version to match my Lucius Warlord and Warhound (seen here for scale). Lucie was my first major scratchbuild project and she is slightly more robust compared to the Forge World Warhound Version.

    This aerial view gives a better perspective of the upper deck.

    And finally a head on shot with the various Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii slated to infest the upper works of this monstrosity.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 04-02-2019 at 08:16 AM.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  7. #547


    Monstrosity is the word! What a titanic project (no pun intended)!

  8. #548


    Composite Image:

    I've been asked to put this together for an overall image of the work thus far.

    Well it's too tall for the work console I have to stack the two major components, legs and torso, plus the whole thing is front heavy at the moment with none of the rear counterweights installed; I'm figuring the completed model will weigh in the neighborhood of two Bowling balls overall weight when finished; i.e.32 pounds or about 14.5 kilo.

    The only other leastwise finished component is the Sunfury Plasma Annihilator which also cannot be mounted until the top and bottom body sections are together.

    But my clumsy photo editing can give you a general idea of where I am heading with this construction.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  9. #549


    Wow, about 15 kilos? You are a better engineer than I am, if I attempted this the thing would have imploded under its own weight by now.
    Respect! And it looks amazing, too!

  10. #550


    Not an engineer but I play one on the internet

    Emperor Titan Pelvic Block:

    My obsession with having the option of posing my creations has worked out previously, My scratchbuilt Warhound, Warlord, Thunderhawk and Reaver have the ability to be positioned an virtually any configuration even beyond that which is mechanically sound in practice.

    With this newest model I hoped to carry on the tradition but it did open up areas of concern. I designed this model to have no swivel fore and aft as in the Warlord and Warhound. I calculated the weigh of the model above the hips would collapse the hip joints were I to attempt functioning ball and socket joints as I did with the other two Titans.

    With that resignation I began the Pelvic Block this weekend.

    My original Pelvic Block seen here was naively small compared to the 1.66 meters tall construction this has evolved to. My original estimate of the height was on the order of a meter tall.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  11. #551


    Yesterday Morning:

    The Pelvic Block was about 4 inches square. Now it is about 6 inches by 4 inches and the basic shape is established.

    This side view show the shape of the original Block

    The Lower Body Turntable seated above the Block

    And the Turntable and Block temporarily installed on the Hips

    This thing literally fell together last night......

    Such is the power and convenience of using this waffle material.

    I really love this stuff. Not only is it cheap but it virtually removes the problem of squaring up and truing the angles on large constructions. I could never afforded to build this Titan without this material.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  12. #552


    Flexibility of the Legs:

    The first two images demonstrate the flexibility of the legs.

    While not as articulated as my Warlord and Warhound it does have the ability to appear to be ambulatory.

    The next images show the front and rear basic detail of the Pelvis.

    and the 3D Titan images I am working from.....
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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