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  1. #761

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    Back in the Saddle AgainAfter being laid up with yet another bout with Covid, the worst one yet, these past few days have seen me in a flurry of industry where I managed to add quite a bit of detail to the upper works.This first images of the superstructure shows the angular shaped stained glass window frames that decorate the bastions in groups or threes;https://i.imgur.com/xMufwQy.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  2. #762

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    Back in the Saddle Again


    After being laid up with yet another bout with Covid, the worst one yet, these past few days have seen me in a flurry of industry where I managed to add quite a bit of detail to the upper works.


    This first images of the superstructure shows the angular shaped stained glass window frames that decorate the bastions in groups or threes;


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



    I made dozens of these basic decorations and they are used throughout the model in various sizes. Each one will ultimately be embellished with cut out paper 40k stained glass themes.


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



    I may or may not cut these out and install lighting behind the frames but that is far down the road from where I am today.


    The next images show the Gatling blaster mounted once again with the rear position of the gun mechanism lined up with the hull magazine. Amazingly it lines up with the proposed belt chain of projectiles even though I had not initially planned for this.


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



    https://i.imgur.com/tx26jkL.jpg



    And another view for clarity....


    https://i.imgur.com/wSZEzAV.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 07-27-2022 at 02:46 PM.
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  3. #763

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    Good to have you back again BA. This build carries on looking awesome and the extra detail thus far is great. The gatling blaster seems suitably meaty and love the look of it.
    What you leave behind is not what is written on your tombstone but what is written in the heart of others.

  4. #764

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    Quote Originally Posted by nels0nmac View Post
    Good to have you back again BA. This build carries on looking awesome and the extra detail thus far is great. The gatling blaster seems suitably meaty and love the look of it.
    Thanks for the reply. I am having a lot of difficulty posting on this forum so I am running this test message. I would hate to lose contact with this forum but I take exception to be regarded as SPAM after many years of posting what I consider interesting threads.

    Back in the Saddle Again


    After being laid up with yet another bout with Covid, the worst one yet, these past few days have seen me in a flurry of industry where I managed to add quite a bit of detail to the upper works.


    This first images of the superstructure shows the angular shaped stained glass window frames that decorate the bastions in groups or threes;


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



    I made dozens of these basic decorations and they are used throughout the model in various sizes. Each one will ultimately be embellished with cut out paper 40k stained glass themes.


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



    I may or may not cut these out and install lighting behind the frames but that is far down the road from where I am today.


    The next images show the gatling blaster mounted once again with the rear position of the gun mechanism lined up with the hull magazine. Amazingly it lines up with the proposed belt chain of projectiles even though I had not initially planned for this.


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



    https://i.imgur.com/tx26jkL.jpg





    And another view for clarity....


    https://i.imgur.com/wSZEzAV.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 08-05-2022 at 08:06 PM.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  5. #765

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    Bastion Base Detail


    Yeah I know; it looks like a step backwards but it took me a couple of days installing these stained glass window frames and the details thus far.

    But now I can install the finer detail items such as layered armour, skulls and Aquilae, corner angles and tchotchkes. You'll see where I am going with this..


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



    I've already decided I need to make two more building structures, rectories if you will' between the front and rear bastions which will really make the interior of the superstructure really POP!


    https://i.imgur.com/OTa0XJJ.jpg



    But right now I am excited about how will these components have come out.


    https://i.imgur.com/bY9Obu9.jpg



    Naturally these will not be stacked like these but instead will serve as the corner bases for the superstructure.


    I just thought it would be amusing to show them off before I install the really fun details.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 08-05-2022 at 08:18 PM.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  6. #766

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    Ye Gods, Has It Been That Long!


    Over the past six years and four months since I started this project I've been repeatedly asked, What colour am I going to paint this beasty.


    Well I've finally found a colour scheme I think will be befitting this endeavor.


    It combines the understated mechanical appearance of a Lucius Pattern Emperor Titan with the garish opulence of the upper works.


    The concept is credited to Joazzz2, the original 3D designer of the images I follow.


    https://i.imgur.com/S2KmceV.png



    You can see I quite a bit of detailing still to do on the upper works before I commit to painting.


    And the four spires on the superstructure will be "Vengeance Weapons Batteries" for aerial defense.
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    Last edited by Blackadder; 08-16-2022 at 03:43 PM.
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  7. #767

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    Are We Having Fun Yet!


    It took me the better part of a week but I finally have 22 cathedral style window frames for my buttresses.
    Basilica Adminstratum


    https://i.imgur.com/7DCwNlo.jpg



    I cut them out from the panels of couple Basilica Adminstratum kits I had lying about.
    https://i.imgur.com/tiCkgUP.jpg



    Cripes! Blackadder Do you know what those kits are worth?
    Yeah, in point of fact I just purchased one on ebay for a hundred bucks free shipping ( I still need more windows and door panels.)
    https://i.imgur.com/5tQiZge.jpg



    But "In for a penny, in for a pound." I always say. It's only money.
    https://i.imgur.com/STHfTYG.jpg



    So, was it worth it?
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  8. #768

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    So, was it worth it?
    Yes, I think it was worth it - although sets a nasty precedence for the amount of detail that will need to be added over the rest of the model
    What you leave behind is not what is written on your tombstone but what is written in the heart of others.

  9. #769

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    Quote Originally Posted by nels0nmac View Post
    Yes, I think it was worth it - although sets a nasty precedence for the amount of detail that will need to be added over the rest of the model
    You've got that right. It's going to require more than just piling production kits onto the scratch build. The kit details have to be cutout and modified to enhance rather than overwhelm the scratch work.

    Thanks for the reply.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  10. #770

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    Octagons... That Feeling You Get When Things Go Awry

    It was a matter of disappointment when I found the turrets were hexagonal and would not fit the upper bastion assemblies.

    Ultimately I had to make my own...

    https://i.imgur.com/i7Ahp5P.jpg

    Fortunately I could still use the guns.

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


    The upper works of one of the four corner bastions.


    https://i.imgur.com/DapA7Uo.jpg



    And some ideas of how to flesh out the basic structure..


    https://i.imgur.com/lU9C8RC.jpg

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



    It's getting more and more difficult to post on this forum.

    After all these years I hope I will not have to end my building threads on this forum.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 09-12-2022 at 06:08 AM.
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  11. #771

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    It's getting more and more difficult to post on this forum.

    After all these years I hope I will not have to end my building threads on this forum.
    Do you mean the incessant nagging to "Verify yourself as human" nonsense? I know, it gets to me too.
    I've switched to using Safari on my mac to view the site, and I don't have any adblocking going on - so far it is leaving me well enough alone.


    The build is looking very impressive, as always. You have the willpower & stamina of a hundred men. Keep going please!

  12. #772

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    Yeah, I've been totally remiss in posting new work but in spite of the tedium of adding all these bits and the time consumed it does not seem very much to report...


    https://i.imgur.com/4zBKlBr.jpg





    So we'll take it from where I installed the spikes on the corona.


    This actually is a chaos feature but it looked so d@mned good I couldn't resist.


    https://i.imgur.com/yPi1QhQ.jpg



    Then I had to adjust the cannon emplacements to fit the new design otherwise all the new detail wouldn't fit.


    There's a months worth of revamping to post but here's some tidbits to nosh on whilst I get some pictures together.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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