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Why are FW models so expensive? Why haven't GW made a Titan ever? (not counting epic) Why sohuld I have to spend $500+ for a FW one if a GW one could cost less than $200? WHY? WHY? WHY?!!!
What are your thoughts on the situation?
Also anyone have any pics of Warhounds built using temps? NOT the templates themselves but pics of ones made using them.
Approx how much would a template one made from plastic card cost? Would it be able to support its own weight?
I ask all these questions as I plan on doing the gargantuan task of a custom build warhound.
In a strange... but quick turn of events I have decided instead of a warhound I just said "**** that ****." And decided I'd just jump right into an emperor (after all if your gonna build might as well build it big). I've figured out (if anyone cares) that the scale size of a middle height (200ft) emperor titan would be 84 cm. I will most likely make it out of insulation foam for the main shape, plastic card for the detail (edges etcetera) and PVC pipe for the leg joiny bits and structural support. I'll post a thread in the projects forum soon. Feel free to keep talking bout Warhounds in this thread though.
This might be better in the modelling sub forum.
Good luck with your project!
My own personal opinion is that although very expensive the FW stuff isn't too bad considering the materials and the quality of the models. Also, for me Titans should be limited to Epic (barring the occassional Apocalypse game) and kept well away from the 40k scale.
Saying that I would like to make a pair of Titan feet as terrain, with gantries around as if its in dry dock (or whatever the tian equivalent would be!) with the rest of the Titan towering above unseen.
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
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My warhound (Plasticard/pvc) is currently stuck at one and a half feet completed. As in, I've got the right foot done, but I'm still working on the left.
Its all fun and games, though, until the warhound flank marches and eats you.
"Speed is life! You go slow, you die!"
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The way I look at it once you factor in the time costs it would be more efficient to work even a minimum wage job and buy a FW model after a few weeks of overtime than scratch build one (~60 hrs). The FW one will look much better too cos recreating that level of detail is basically impossible.
The #1 issue with scratchbuilding is to find a way to stop it looking werid against the super-detailed GW minis. It's the only way you'd get an Emperor class though I guess so good luck!
Last edited by Korona; June 13th, 2010 at 01:43.
Thats a good point.
Immagine paying yourself £4 per hour to do all the plasticard work and that's before the question of skill even enters the equation. I have made and painted a FW warhound and I wouldn't like to even contemplate the time needed to reproduce the basic structure even before looking at the detail.
for a cheaper alternative paint yourself green and buy a plastic stompa.
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You need to make sure that the joints between the legs and the hips/knees are solidly secured or the legs will buckle under the weight of the upper body.
Also take a moment to consider what will be holding the arm weapons in place if you use anything heavier than card in their construction.
I've seen some nice home-made titans. I've also made my own and it's a bit of a shocker - so a final word of advice will be do use plasticard, don't use cardboard and selotape :p
Lego. It's the only way to go.
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