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  1. #621

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    From the whole structure down to the smallest details. What an impressive and inspiering work! Thanks for sharing.

  2. #622

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    I love coming on to this thread and seeing more progress. It's very inspiring, and has had me thinking about constructing some machines of my own. Alas, I really don't have the time for those kind of projects now, but always a future prospect. I'm assuming you sculpted the tech priests from scratch, or did you use other minis as dollies and sculpt onto them?

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    Your paintwork really brings out the features of your work, it is a shame that you don't do it more often.
    I seem to recall you also finishing your "truescale" Thunderhawk (ie. the one that could actually carry a Land Raider) and that you stopped short of painting it...
    Last edited by gorb; 10-19-2020 at 03:03 PM. Reason: spelling

  4. #624

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    Your paintwork really brings out the features of your work, it is a shame that you don't do it more often.
    I seem to recall you also finishing your "truescale" Thunderhawk (ie. the one that could actually carry a Land Raider) and that you stopped short of painting it...
    Really?

    I'm pretty sure I posted painted images of the Thunderhawk. I'll have to check.

    I dunno, it looks kinda painted to me.


    http://i.imgur.com/3ho5SiV.jpg


    I rationalized it is painted in a Grey Knights motif.

    I did end the thread rather abruptly. I'll see what I can do to flesh it out a bit. I'm always anxious to get onto the next project.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-19-2020 at 03:56 PM.
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  5. #625

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaterofLives View Post
    I love coming on to this thread and seeing more progress. It's very inspiring, and has had me thinking about constructing some machines of my own. Alas, I really don't have the time for those kind of projects now, but always a future prospect. I'm assuming you sculpted the tech priests from scratch, or did you use other minis as dollies and sculpt onto them?
    I made impressions of the priests with a translucent sculpting material and filled the moulds with A4 Metal Set epoxy. Some of the figures are the backs and some of them are the fronts. Each figure is about 3/4 of the full figure. They are more decorations than actually playing pieces.
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  6. #626

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



    https://i.imgur.com/MFkZTR6.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/qTDw1bC.jpg



    Ahh! much Better!


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



    The yoke is now centered in the cutout as well...


    https://i.imgur.com/27YdBcd.jpg



    I have no idea what these cylinders are for....


    https://i.imgur.com/b2d1wIG.jpg



    The arm is solid with no shoulder hinge points.
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  7. #627

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    Really?

    I'm pretty sure I posted painted images of the Thunderhawk. I'll have to check.

    I dunno, it looks kinda painted to me.
    My bad, I now recall seeing that photo! I must re-read your thread again, so much awesomeness

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    Flying Buttresses!!!


    I guess it's no secret I work entirely without plans; so when perusing the only image I have of this beastie for the umpteenth time I rediscovered the d@mned thing has minarets WITH FLYING BUTTRESSES!!! Egad!


    https://i.imgur.com/r3zutq8.jpg



    The problem is because of the perspective of the image and the obscuring smoke it's hard to determine what the bottom of these minarets look like and the author of this marvelous 3D monstrosity has not come forth with a clearer view.


    I'm going to have to guesstimate the size and scale of these improbable appurtenances.


    https://i.imgur.com/I4iN7I7.jpg



    Mercifully there are only four of these constructs and after a fashion I settled on what I believe is a proper size for these escarpments.
    https://i.imgur.com/ymRT02p.jpg



    A thought has come to me that the buttresses may have to be duplicated upside down as well but I'll have to see once they are temporarily installed on the model..


    https://i.imgur.com/54S1imY.jpg



    I have given up on what purpose they may serve other than ornamentation.
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  9. #629

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    Well, I went through several pages of your thread, and I would say in my native language an appropriate expression: "travail de titan!" (enormous task). This is impressive!

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    Not sure if you noticed, but it looks like there is a partial version of the buttress attached to the body with the "walkway" going down to the flying buttresses. So if you didn't already make those you might need to make those four partial ones as well. But all I can say is total respect for building this beast off of a picture that isn't to scale and with all the "atmosphere" in the original art work.

  11. #631

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    That's truly astounding! Amazing work.

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    A Whirlwind Weekend:


    In spite of recurring relapses I managed cobble together some butresses and pylons and tack them in place on the superstructure.




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



    I'm hard pressed to convey how well this is coming together; purely by happenstance I assure you.


    https://i.imgur.com/0HNn47Z.jpg



    With the first two images I had hoped to demonstrate the internal roominess of the model.


    The last image presented here I tried to mimic the 3D image angle so you can get a frame of reference....


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



    Right now the recent additions are just tacked into place so they can be removed for detailing.


    Thanks for the replies.
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  13. #633

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    The new additions turned out really well BA, whether it was a happy accident or planned it's stunning work as always
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekipage View Post
    Not sure if you noticed, but it looks like there is a partial version of the buttress attached to the body with the "walkway" going down to the flying buttresses. So if you didn't already make those you might need to make those four partial ones as well. But all I can say is total respect for building this beast off of a picture that isn't to scale and with all the "atmosphere" in the original art work.
    Yes, the walkway continues the work on the front and side crenellations which also secures a reference point as to where the main deck is situated on the rear elevation.

    Thanks for the reply. I do so enjoy a technical response.
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  15. #635

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    My god! each update blow my mind a little more. Bravo mister, you're a true artist.

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    Yesterday I was asked a the question, "How much does this entire construction weigh?"

    I guessed approximately 10 kilo or 20.2pounds at the moment.

    Today I weighed the upper body (no mean featBTW) which turned out to be 8,03 kilo / 17.7 pounds so perhaps altogether 11 kilo or 24.25 pounds.

    Down to today's business.....

    Yesterday evening in a flurry of activity I finally put together the central Keep framework and platform

    https://i.imgur.com/nREAq79.jpg

    The size of which was determined by the placement of the rear towers.

    https://i.imgur.com/8hihHpk.jpg



    The following images demonstrate where the Keep is in relation to the deck components.

    https://i.imgur.com/bcNi4Hc.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/vO8ow5O.jpg



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



    https://i.imgur.com/cp1uZpt.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/0zPIkOj.jpg



    Today I shall be working on the corner turrets to bring them in line with the rest of the construction.
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  17. #637

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    The more this titan takes shape, the more he reminds me of Atlas carrying the heavens on his shoulders

    This is really an amazing piece!

  18. #638

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    Aedificium:


    For want of a better name.


    This central structure fits nicely between the two rear towers and will have a catwalk instead of a peaked roof.


    https://i.imgur.com/O4F4rvx.jpg



    I've not yet decided how to place the front/rear of the structure given that the base fits nicely either way.


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



    I will be departing for the original 3D image either way as I have only a vague idea what the inner court looks like.


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





    I need to retake these images......


    https://i.imgur.com/vB6N9bw.jpg



    But you get the general idea.....


    https://i.imgur.com/D8mR9O3.jpg



    This is my favorite view


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



    Martini time,


    Skoal!
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    Would that there were an actual model.


    Anyway after a great deal of studing of that which I do have, I've made an extensive revamping of the rear elevation.


    After a week of work there appears to be very little difference visually but that belies the actual fact I assure you.


    I tackled the quarter galleries once again this time from the top down which while difficult gives the structure more subsatnce.


    https://i.imgur.com/F8HWBGh.jpg



    The lower deck which I deemed "Engineering" now seems to have purpose.


    https://i.imgur.com/xj1uSt4.jpg



    I've only done one side of the quarter gallery but it appears to be the correct way to go since all the holes line up surprisingly.


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





    I finally feel confident enough to apply surface skin to the central Keep and the roof as well.


    https://i.imgur.com/U4cJ0JJ.jpg
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    Looking stunning as always BA, which is a massive understatement compared to the engineering of the total structure
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