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I'm really over my head on this one. Scale will make or break this model and I can't get any decent leg measurements from the photos.
I'm trying a different approach this time as I think the titan will be too top heavy if I make it all from plastic and resin. I'll begin with a basic hull shape as thats what I'm most sure of as far as scale. I've put about a week of evenings into this so far and I'm about to start on the head.
I'm using foam filled poster board 5mm and 13mm thick which works very well and will give me the upper body lightness I'll be needing for stability. The body will be covered with sheet styrene after I get all the proportions right.
I'm thinking 3/4" pine square stock for the leg segments and dowels for the round joints but that may be to massive when covered with styrene.
Hopefully it will be useful for getting the leg measurements, and the Titan in general for that matter.
There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
- Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov
Thanks for the assistance, I've got scores of pictures and plans but none with figures I can use. I've also got wire frame 3D images that are badly out of proportion. Someone went to a lot of work creating these but sadly got the proportions all wrong.
On the plus side with feet that big, it won't fall over,
Wow! What did you use to make that plan? It looks incredibly detailed...
Looking forward to this one, again.
Never has one man gained my respect in so short a time. I feel worthless compared to you now Good work!
I wish I could take credit for the above wire diagrams distorted as they are but they were done by another with a very sophisticated CAD program. If I could afford to own that CAD program I could buy a Warhound outright instead of wasting my time trying to build one.
Who'm I kidding, I'd probably try to build one anyway.
As for feeling worthless I'll join you in that feeling. My son for his very first project is building a full scale Thunderhawk which is dwarfing my efforts by an order of magnitude. The D---ed thing is almost 2 feet long and is coming along famously.
The totally eclipsed Blackadder
Ok, I'm not brilliant with words lol
Jeese, what kind of a family are you? I'm the only one in mine who takes an interest in this hobby. I hope to pass it on some day
All the best! :happy:
Just your average disfunctional Warhammer family, mother and daughter thinking the whole thing is a silly waste of time and money and father and son grooving on the military hardware. I was actually against my son getting involved with 40K as there didn't seem to be much opportunity to meet girls in this venue unless you count the SoB. (Sisters of Battle what did you think I meant.)
Last edited by The_Blackadder; April 15th, 2008 at 21:43.
Heh, wow Deja-vu on the family comment. My girlfriend is always like "Thats nice dear" when I try to show her a project I'm really into. She tends to commiserate with my friends wife over my friends and I seemingly insatiable need for 40k. Lol
Man I've wanted to make a Titan for forever, but was always intimidated by the scale and amount of scratch work. I sympathize with the in over your head feeling. But so far that main torso area looks solid. I assume you thought about casting certain details like the toes to make it easier on yourself construction wise?
Meanwhile I'm offering an Armorcast Baneblade upgrade if anyone can stand the sacrilege of chopping up a classic.
I've been downloading all sorts of plans for a Warhound Titan over the past few months in anticipation of making one myself eventually. When I get around to making mine, I plan on casting the toes, small detail parts like the gun barrels, vents, possibly pistons.
That way I can eventually make more and the only thing I'll have to build up is the understructure
out of sheet plastic and just glue on the parts I already cast.
On a side note: In my quest to find Warhound blueprints, I found a paper models for these bad boys:
Leviathan Mortis (Blockhead)
THESE THINGS ARE HUGE! Faux Imperators!
The paper model comes from a site that is no longer online, and the original "leviathans" are no longer being sold thanks to a certain company that I will not name, who said the design was too similar to thier own and had production ceased.
I'm kinda dying to make one of them up,
but I know it's going to take me forever to do.