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Thanks to the replies I got on the "plasti-what?" thread I was able to begin construction on my Lucius Warhound titan. First to get the scale right I made the paper mock up you see here, with a guardsmen to show the size. It took me about three hours as I didn't use any templates. Once the plasticard I ordered comes in I can start the actual model. just as a side note, the actual model won't be nearly as lop-sided as the paper version, the shin guards will be enlarged . If anyone is wondering, I purposefully made it somewhat larger than the Forge World Is described as , just to make it more intimidating! The minute I get my plastic I will start the feet and post it here. Any comments or advice would be very helpful!
This looks like a really good start and Im eager to see progress as I plan to make my own soon
What does Slaanesh use to fish?
Haha, wow thats khorney
Wait... That's... Made out of paper?
Oh boy. If you can make paper look like a Titan, I have to stick around and see what you can do with plasticard!
Best of luck with the project.
I should have the first post of it in plasticard, most likely the feet in plasticard, this weekend or early next week since I'm having the plasticard shipped priority (only $7!)
I was bored so I decided to put part of the torso on my Warhound. It actually turned out better proportioned though I thought it would be, yet the legs are starting to give out under the weight of the upper body. Picture time!
Here's Gary the Guardsmen next to the Warhound Front View
Here's a side view of the torso with the scotch tape "suspender" being the only thing keeping the torso up.
This is an inside view showing Gary in the Titan's interior control room thing. Oh yes there is going to be a detailed head AND interior!
That's all I've got for the Warhound update today. blarg_roar out_
This is truly going to be a massive project, but you seem to have planned very well.
Also, do you mind me asking how much this is costing? I'm just interested to see how making your own titan compares to buying one!
Well the plasticard I bought was about $30 with more than enough sheets for this project. I'm sure that you can find a better deal as I just picked the first website I saw on Google. It shouldn't cost much more than that even if you need to buy more bits or glue. One area where this project will cost you is time. The legs for my paper mock up took me four hours and I know its going to take longer with plasticard so make sure your going to be dedicated with it or you are never going to finish. My leg-less, decapitated Warlord collecting dust on my shelf can attest to that!
I'm back! Sorry it took so long for me to make some progress. It seems I've got a bit of modeling A.D.D.
Anyway, the feet are finished in plasticard along with the ankle skeleton:
Upon inspection I realized how sketchy the toes look, so at some point I will remake them,
most likely the day I decide to start painting it knowing my procrastination skills.
I am in need of advice if anyone can give me some help:
-What is the easiest way to cut plasticard? Slicing along the crease and bending it is doing serious damage on my fingers.
-Does anyone have specific specifications for LEDs that would work well for my titan's weapons, headlights etc.
um,.. I guess that's it....Enjoy!
Last edited by blarg-roar; May 25th, 2008 at 00:18.
I've never used plasticard myself, though I have all these conversion plans that involve it that I may get to one day. Si I can't help there.
I think the toes look alright. Maybe a bit of trimming here and there, a bit of modelling putty to fill and/or smooth the gaps and you'd be laughing. Unless you really want to redo all that work...
On the LED front... I don't think I can really give you anything specific. I recall seeing a thread (this one) which uses SMT (Surface Mounted) LEDs which are a good deal smaller than normal LEDS... but then again you're building a Titan, size isn't really an issue is it?
Most LEDs are pretty tolerant voltage-wise, so you should be able to run them off practically anything. Do you have much experience with soldering and electronics? (Might give readers an idea of what they can tell you that will help...)
Looking good so far!
i'll have to agree with you on that brett, those led's look way cool.
what's better than making a good looking titan..... PUTTING FLASHING LIGHTS ON IT!!!!!1!! but yeah, led's would put the cherry on the cake and add that wow factor.
Ok fellows we have a difficult task, so we have to be more deadly than everyday.
Make mistakes and confuse the enemy - The Doctor
Tactics are nice but it is violence that wins the day.