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    Brilliant! This beast is beginning to gather some monentum, but I'm a bit confused...

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    You might have reservations about a huge vulnerable door in the front of the chest, I do myself but nothing is etched in stone
    And now you've added windows too! 41st millenium engineering at it's finest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    Wow, Really! Beijing, China; that's fantastic and only yesterday I was gleefully reporting about someone from Italy responding to my project.
    The Blackadder is truly an international phenomena.

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    I keep getting notices about spam on this thread?

    Turret Housing:


    http://i.imgur.com/vQtW9ZK.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/1yG9jkW.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/7a2Y9Bd.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/G8UvO4T.jpg



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    Those turret housings are inspirational, kept getting notifications that you'd done a post but nothing showing up when I checked the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamesculptor View Post
    Those turret housings are inspirational, kept getting notifications that you'd done a post but nothing showing up when I checked the thread
    For the past day I have not been able to post and received a red lettered message that the post has been determined to be spam. Finally after repeated tries I posted a preamble and edited the post with the above reply and the post was accepted.
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    The forum doesn't seem to like copy and paste.. It did the same thing to me.. Took like 15 times before it would even let me post in my own thread..

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    I've not had a problem of this magnitude on this Forum to date.

    A Revelation:


    After butting my head against the wall for the past few days I came to the realization I've run out of ideas for the front of this beastie. I've tinkered with CoD panels and cut and pasted said panels in various positions and nothing looks right.


    http://i.imgur.com/P5AOD9w.jpg



    Fortunately I have the rear elevation to fall back on, when in the doldrums work on something else, is my motto; too bad I quite forget it all too often.


    http://i.imgur.com/1K0D9JX.jpg



    No sooner did I turn the beast around than I came up with a plan for the front but I'll save that for next week and concentrate on the back.
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    Back to the Spam issue again??????????

    Cripes! Now I know why I need such huge doors!


    http://i.imgur.com/t2yEa6Z.jpg



    These Tech Priests are gianormous!


    http://i.imgur.com/5UwOdgN.jpg



    I don't know what this thing is supposed to do but somehow a Emperor Titan needs a body guard.


    http://i.imgur.com/G4cNkjY.jpg



    And a company of lesser warrior priests.


    http://i.imgur.com/9fEW3Zu.jpg



    As you can see I have found a purpose for my balcony. Purely serendipity I assure you; I had no idea these creatures existed.
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    Blackadder's Instant Paint Job:


    So I'm watching these Youtube videos how to paint Skitarii and they are quite involved what with the spray painting with grey primer and then gunmetal silver and washes etc. A marvel of tenacity and patience........


    http://i.imgur.com/Uo7S4mn.jpg



    and I look at my Warlord and Thunderhawk and to my unpracticed eye I see very little difference between all that work and the relatively simple Flat Black Primer and rubbed in Graphite powder.


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



    So I'm going to share my simple yet effective and cost effect method of acheiving the same effect with a tenth the effort.


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



    First I spray paint all the figures with ElCheapo Walmart brand $0.99 cents a can Flat Black Primer.


    http://i.imgur.com/JDEw8ah.jpg



    Just one light coat and inspect out of doors in bright sunlight to make sure all the areas are covered.


    And let dry overnight.
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    Adeptus Mechanicus Update:


    Just to keep you apprised of my lack of progress in a physical sense at least. I have found why I have hit a wall design wise and I shall be making corrections this weekend. Most of my problem was two dimensional thinking.


    On the painting front I have cranked up the old airbrush because these Skitarii figures are too finely detailed for painting with a brush. Even the youtube tutorials with so-called pro-painters show heavy brushstrokes that are unacceptable to me.


    http://i.imgur.com/bGuhu71.jpg



    I began with the Dune Crawler which was not my fav anyway so I used it to practice on. It is not coming out to badly but I think the Airbrush can do better.


    http://i.imgur.com/ghaQ0sY.jpg



    I managed to find a Belisarius Cawl on ebay unencumbered by the other two models in the kit which I also have no interest in and spent Saturday evening assembling it. It is ans extremely delicate model full of threadlike plastic parts and I have my doubts of it's survivability on a game board


    http://i.imgur.com/IqVmXq4.jpg



    Fortunately my Belisarius Will be a display companion piece for my Emperor Titan and reside in the completed interior Command center utterly safe from the vicissitudes of beer swilling 40K combatants.


    Yet perhaps not from Martini Swilling judgmental old farts.
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    Here's a question for all you painting buffs and I've yet to find it satisfactorily explained.


    In the video below the author begins at the 2:20 two minute 20 second mark to "Shade" the the model with 3 parts Vallejo brown ink and 1 part Vallejo Black ink Now I've got dozens of bottles of shades, washes, glazes and nuln oil (Also a Shade and what I am must use to using with adequate results...........)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHVVhWJhLbs


    Now, Before I go and buy yet more of these vile little vials.............


    What I want to know is since the author is indiscriminately using the words "Shade," "Wash," "ink," interchangeably; what is he on about and what could be substituted for this so called "Ink" mix.


    I'm sure a lot of tyros such as myself would like a succinct explanation.


    Here's your chance to shine and have the Blackadder in your debt.
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    Ink's, washes and glazes are effectively watered down paints, inks have the strongest pigment then washes then glazes. I find with ink's to use them as a wash I have to water them down, washes such as your nuln oil can be used neat but be careful of excess pooling where not wanted, glazes are used to blend transitions of colour of paint. Hope this helps until someone with more knowledge gives a more accurate description
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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamesculptor View Post
    Ink's, washes and glazes are effectively watered down paints, inks have the strongest pigment then washes then glazes. I find with ink's to use them as a wash I have to water them down, washes such as your nuln oil can be used neat but be careful of excess pooling where not wanted, glazes are used to blend transitions of colour of paint. Hope this helps until someone with more knowledge gives a more accurate description
    Nah, I think this pretty much sums it up.

    @Blackadder: Sweden reporting in. Amazing builds!

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    Don't Give Up Your Day Job Blackadder


    I'm not finished with these by a long shot but I'm going to display them anyway because each of you deserve a good laugh now and again.


    The Ironstrider seems a waste of money for me as there is little use for him in the interior of the Titan. That and the Dune Crawler are just for so much practice in painting my Belisarius Cawl and Tech Priest Dominus.


    http://i.imgur.com/4chaTYv.jpg



    I also want to show how I store my miniatures whilst painting and in storage. These two and a half dozen egg cartons are ideal for your 28 MM soldiers even with bases.


    http://i.imgur.com/BoVHwu2.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/sBy72ga.jpg



    The Dune Crawler is the furthest along in the painting process and it looks like I need a second coat on the gold. I also have to wash off some of the Nuln Oil on the hull.


    http://i.imgur.com/8FcVLuP.jpg



    Tech Priest Dominus is the real reason for this post and I finally got the nerve up to tackle this bad boy this morning.


    I promise I'll get back to the Titan by tomorrow. I've got some new Ideas and a whole new perspective on how to proceed with the front elevation.


    Oh! and many thanks to all those who responded to my plea for clearance on what constitutes an ink vis a vis a shade/wash.


    I didn't like the "ink" at all so I'm sticking with Nuln oil and the various shades & washes I already have.
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    Good stuff on the painting front there.
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    Finely Divided Aluminum Powder:


    Once again I am defying conventional wisdom and going my own way. I've seen many Belisarius Cawls on line and all with painted gun metal appurtenances and they seem to lack the depth I am seeking.


    Below are my Tech Priest and Bel.. Cawl in their base painted stage using Vallejo Model Air Base Grey #71.097 and a red of my own concoction of Model Air Signal Red #71.070 and Game Color Royal Purple #16 which I mixed myself a drop at a time but somewhere around a ten to one ration.


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



    Only later I discovered I had Mephiston Red in my inventory. Gah!


    Note if you will the diminutive size of this $41 dollar model and marvel at how little your money is actually worth.


    http://i.imgur.com/68uutJL.jpg



    Back to the model; I applied finely divided aluminum powder to the highly ornamented staff with surprisingly satisfactory results and shall be using this where'er I can on these models
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    That powder always has such a nice effect.
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    As Promised, a whole new look for the Titan; Hanging buttresses or knees if you prefer. My quandary was to separate myself from my previous Warlord and open a new more airy Titan with weight saving upper hamper but still have the massive structure we have come to expect from a Emperor Titan.


    http://i.imgur.com/7LlNmWC.jpg



    With hope these will work into the equation.
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    Sub Floor Supports:


    Once again building these behemoths requires a bit of a nod to engineering. Many of the God Machines I've reviewed have ignored the support of the massive superstructure as if a paper thin floor is all that is required to support the crenelations, Gothic ramparts, turrets and spires. A few acknowledged the massive weigh of these edifices. It is those I have picked and chose the most interesting features to incorporate into my model


    http://i.imgur.com/DoKQ2lo.jpg



    These images show the construction of what I call 'flying corbels' a structure unnamed in architecture but a fitting counterpoint to the Medieval invention named 'flying buttresses' prominent in the cathedrals of the middle ages.


    http://i.imgur.com/ANH4FjA.jpg



    Mine will be light airy structures that belie their intended purpose. the basic structure 0.040" skin over 0.50" inch square tubing. The end pieces and the 'U' shaped cutouts are skinned with 0.020" sheet styrene.


    http://i.imgur.com/PWd1veC.jpg



    Finally the edges of the skins are accented with 0.040 Sq strips for the 'U' Channel and 0.040 by 0.060 rectangular strips for the lower edge trim. shown inverted in the image below.


    http://i.imgur.com/F5ORb2q.jpg



    Now we are ready for the pizzazz.
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    Great construction work as always BA, one of my favourite things about your constructions, is the engineering feet that would need to be achieved to build one in real life, and your continued work to represent this in your models.
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