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  1. #721

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamesculptor View Post
    ...and don't get me started on his optical ellipses making the barrels look oval !
    I guess you *could* argue that due to the extreme size of the Titan, the poor photographer had to use a hefty wide angle lens, leading to lots of distortion. But yeah, the picture is inspiring.

  2. #722

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    Once again Serendipity Rears Its Ugly Head.


    I began this Mega Blaster shortly after the Plasma Cannon but due to the conflict in scales I wasn't sure how large to make the arm weapons so I left it undone.


    As I built the body and legs it became apparent that both weapons could be ridiculously too large or too small.


    Originally I thought a meter tall (39 inches) would be a good height for an Emperor Titan but proportion wise as I built it I had to keep correcting the height.


    At least four to six times at least. A month or so ago I increased the length of the thigh about 6.35 centimeters (2.5 inches). Hopefully for the last time.


    The model now stands about 1,27 meters (50 inches) with still the spires on the bastions to go adding another six to eight inches.


    https://i.imgur.com/ca4jaQZ.jpg



    I managed to make the drum training device which is a lot more business-like than the forked yoke bracket. that is seen on the original Joazzz2 creation.


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



    A dry run assembly today with a side by side comparison of the Mega Blaster and the Plasm Blaster Cannons....


    https://i.imgur.com/93PdC6x.jpg



    confirmed that the arm weapons are in a close scale to the rest of the Emperor Titan.


    https://i.imgur.com/Nummpd0



    A final touch today is the forward muzzle plate with a stylized 40K skull embellishment to start off the fine detailing.


    https://i.imgur.com/tJbMuqF.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  3. #723

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    You truly are the closest we can get to a real-life adeptus mechanicus techpriest... BA, the one-man forgeworld.

    Too bad that beast isn't a prototype to go into mass(ish) production

  4. #724

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    Serendipity Doo,


    I found just what I was looking for; I love the internet.


    What the doctor ordered. The rear assembly of a Mega blaster that can be adapted to my construct with a minimum of alteration.


    Just assemble a couple of boxlike structures and attach the elevation drum gear.


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





    Then somewhat faithfully copy the detail and we'll have the suitable energy producing end of the Helstrum Megablaster.


    https://i.imgur.com/a8xT5Jh.jpg





    I even have some of the armour to replicate.


    Ahhh! It;s Christmas.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  5. #725

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieusurterre View Post
    You truly are the closest we can get to a real-life adeptus mechanicus techpriest... BA, the one-man forgeworld.

    Too bad that beast isn't a prototype to go into mass(ish) production

    My son who is an avid 3D printer fan muses that even printing this would be cost prohibitive.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  6. #726

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    Despite Appearances,


    The clothes pins are on the rear of this piece.


    The first 3 images are of the paper template I made to pattern the drum gear saddle.


    https://i.imgur.com/WofWOvl.jpg
    (I just make names for these parts as I go.)


    I made the pattern in full originally....


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



    Although the pattern fit rather well I found making the pieces would be easier if I made them in two parts.


    Paper seen here....


    https://i.imgur.com/cLYe3ly.jpg



    Than to make the styrene piece from the pattern in one whole piece.


    The plastic pieces installed....


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



    The result appears satisfactory.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  7. #727

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    Apples and Oranges:


    Or


    Is my face red?


    A day or two ago I was apprised that the images I was using for my Hellstrom weapon were of a Chain Ammo weapon called a Mega Gatling cannon. :blush: (Why is there no blush emoji?)


    In defence I rationalized that the overall basic counterbalance form is what I was looking for and not the actual details.


    But in retrospect it is plain as day that the curved structure on the lower edge of the center section does readily show an ammo belt feed replete with 6 rounds and a bolt action loader.


    The ammo box being the rear third section of this very heavy weapon. (The six PVC tubes alone weigh a couple of pounds .)


    While both arm weapons at this point weigh 2 pounds each the front end moment of the Plasma Blaster is 4 ounces and 10 ounces for the Hellstorm Cannon.


    Detail, details.....


    Interestingly enough it is precisely what I was looking for when I first began this multi-barreled weapon I.E. a projectile firing weapon.


    So now I have the option of both a 5 barreled energy weapon (redundant with the Plasma Cannon). A quick change Hellstorm Cannon and a six barrel Gatling gun.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  8. #728

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    Gatling Blaster:


    While I am in the process of making a HellStrom Cannon I figure it wouldn't hurt to build a Gatling Blaster quick change set of barrels as well.


    That way I can have the option of either weapon with minimal trouble.


    The first thing is to make the six Barrel mount cone.


    Here we see the cone which is simply a disk of styrene about ten inches in diameter with a center eight inches in diameter removed.


    I then took the two inch wide strip and made a cone about 4 inches wide so there are two layers of 0.020 styrene which should be strong enough once the cone is covered with reinforcing bitz of sheet styrene.


    https://i.imgur.com/UqQTie0.jpg



    Once the glue is dried I have the rough form of the bell housing that is ready for detailing.


    https://i.imgur.com/mGC0sIb.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  9. #729

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    The beginning phases of the Gatling Blaster.


    Six rotation barrels spaced equal distance from the center barrel hub


    https://i.imgur.com/rWAN8x9.jpg



    It took some time to figure out the spacing of the barrels and I had to source the I and H Channels from my styrene provider which took a week.


    https://i.imgur.com/U9s04JC.jpg



    But my Idea is playing out and I should have the barrel assembly finished today.


    I'm also working on the mounting yoke which is coming along with gratifying success.


    https://i.imgur.com/5UaNiR9.jpg



    I've moved my assembly from the Den to the Dining room for space considerations as we use the Den every day and the Dining room only for special occasions.


    Much to the shagrin of Ms Adder but as I explained to her; "It's only temporary." So she said "Then you won't mind sleeping on the couch as long as that thing is in the Dining room."


    "Fair enough." sez I.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  10. #730

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    Shut the door….. awsome work!

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




    It's back to the drawing board because I've found the definitive Gatling gun for my Emperor Titan. This rendering gives a much more complex appearance which matches the detail of the Laser cannon on the opposite side.


    Since last I addressed this thread I'd made some significant progress on what I thought was a good design for a Mega Gatling Gun until I found this baby.


    Granted it appears to be a hand held weapon but with judicious modifications I think I can salvage most of my work and produce a reasonable facsimile.


    Here is where I am with the barrel arrangement.


    https://i.imgur.com/uk120bY.jpg





    Let me know what you think.....
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Wow that project is really crazy but I love it

    Also really like gatling gun design you found as an inspiration. It looks very SiFi but in a bulky way that fits quite well into the WH40K imperium style imo.
    Looking forward to what you make out of it.

  13. #733

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Nobody expects yadda yadda yadda.....


    http://i.imgur.com/P9ANJdX.jpg




    A bad week for building.


    Trying to edit the original barrel work to conform to the new image without replacing too much of the previous work.


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





    Once the rest of the detail is applied I think it will pass muster.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  14. #734

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    I've been following this build since the beginning, just now adding my two cents:

    I think the new inspiration for the rotary gun looks great - the housing is chunky and adds some interest to the silhouette of the weapon (which in classic illustrations has always felt a little bare). My only thought: at the risk of being flayed upon the altar of the Rule of Cool, I'm not sure a belt feed makes any sense for a weapon of this size - transposing the current scale of the illustration to your existing work, each of these shells would be larger than a Space Marine - having them jangling around on a flexible strap sounds physics-shattering (and dangerous). Maybe just add some kind of enclosed rigid duct leading from the drum outlet to the chamber inlet, with an implied lift mechanism inside? If you're in love with the visual of the shells (they add a lot of interest), you could put some long gothic windows on the duct to reveal the geometry within.

    Incredible, inspirational work - can't wait to keep watching as it comes together.

    -C

  15. #735

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    Thanks for posting;

    Breach plate:


    for lack of a better name....


    This will also serve as the balance point of the weapon because the barrels and muzzle will cause the cannon to be front heavy.


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




    I'm very much concerned about the topheavyness of the model.


    Not that it can't be built and stand properly but I would also like to keep the model fully poseable.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  16. #736

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    The next lot is a bit tedious so I'll just post them in sequence....
    https://i.imgur.com/Eu33RuM.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/r83lZpd.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/jh38W0H.jpg



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



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



    Suffice it to note that this and the next lot is about a day's output.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  17. #737

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    A Round a Minute!


    I was listening to Youtube whilst gluing the support mechanism for these rotating barrels. To the recount of the battle in the Denmark Straits to be precise.


    towards the end of the narrative a fact was brought home to me so that I had to listen to it again.


    The whole battle took about 15 Minutes!!!


    Depending on the ship, 10 to 14 rounds were fired; about a salvo a minute....according to the narrator.


    Now my Gatling gun has six barrels rotating loading cartridges, not shells and bags of propellant. Plus these guns had to be retrained on the targets as the ships maneuvered.


    Amazing!


    Back to business:


    https://i.imgur.com/jxl9kIt.jpg



    I'll spare you the tedium of the gluing and sanding...


    https://i.imgur.com/IrzCPp0.jpg[



    and cut to the chase


    https://i.imgur.com/or2Dxdg.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  18. #738
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    Here's a comparison with the Plasma Blaster



    https://i.imgur.com/bkcm1Yw.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/piK9DnK.jpg
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  20. #740

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    The finished assembly
    https://i.imgur.com/pF5DW9g.jpg
    I guess nobody expects the spanish inquisition!

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