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Thats right, after only been playing for a bit over a month I've decided to take the time and dedication (and money) to building an Emperor Imperator Titan. This will be built from insulation foam, plasti-card, PVC tubing and Other junk. The only issue I have so far is making the space inside the legs for the transport capacity, but still have enough structural support to not collapse. Im not sure if anyone else on LO has attempted this, but if this is the first LO Emperor be suer to let me know (but I doubt it).
Construction work will (Hopefully) start this month but other than that here are the only details I can give:
The name will be decided later.
Please don't shoot me down in flames, if you have doubts please keep them to yourself. I hope that I will have the help and support of everyone here at LO and the PVC.
I suppose you're not going to reply until you see some progress. Well how about we get to the nitty gritty lets talk weapons. YEAH!
I was thinking a Plasma Annihilator and a Hellstorm Cannon for the arms.
And for the carapace 2 Volcano Cannons, 2 Laser Blasters, a Plasma Destructor and a Vulcan Mega-Bolter.
But what do you guys think?
I have no idea what a "real" Imperator Titan looks like, but does it really have large enough legs to fit models inside? You may not know this, being new to the hobby, but most 40k transport-capable vehicles are not really to a proper enough scale for that (yeah, we think it's odd, too), so I'd suggest you not kill yourself trying to do that unless the actual Imperator Titan really does that.
Pics of a "real" titan might help us visualize what you're up to. Good luck, as this can be a very ambitious project.
Honestly I'd like it to actually hold stuff so I have a Titan that doubles as an impressive carry case.
Any suggestions for weapon options/building materials?
@lewbot1 that is a CG and Epic Imperator respectivly so yeah along those lines.
Any idea how the rounded parts on the legs are going to work? I was thinking yoghurt containers. Big ones too.
Edit: Correction the second picture is a Warmonger the other class of emperor which is a bit smaller.
Edit2: To help when modeling the pieces reckon I should blow up a picture of an epic one and print it out in pieces that I can staple together? (wow that was a long edit)
Last edited by Pyromaniac605; June 12th, 2010 at 16:20.
Just so you know you're titan is too small as of now. The titans shown from google are actually the size of Warlord titans. The Imperator is much bigger, and I wouldn't stop adding height until you pass the 4 foot marker. The feet themselves should be the size of that Apoc 10" blast template each.
Speaking of feet, you might want to start with those. A pair of 5 gallon buckets... (see below
would be the right size. From there I would suggest drilling holes into the top of both, and running your pvc pipe (or whatever frame material you are using for the legs) through that into the wooden base of your model. After that you just make the toes/stairs with whatever material, and add details to the legs themselves with pieces of plastic.
Above all I suggest you make it modular. Transporting this will be a pain, and in a pinch you could always just use the feet of the model in a game and claim that it's so towering that you can't see higher... or something of that nature.
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Buckets. Didn't think of that *facepalm*
I was planning on having 4 parts to it. The torso and head, each arm and the lower body.
Edit: Perhaps I can make it 84cm to the shoulders then build the... spire... things on top of that then it will be closer to 4ft.
Last edited by Pyromaniac605; June 13th, 2010 at 01:03.
In that picture the titan equates to 4 warhounds, almost 10 inches taller than your estimates. They really are the god-machine.
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Well I could perhaps measure the 84cm to the shoulders then the spires could add a bit more height. (as i said before)
Edit: About what you said about just using feet. As a strict follower of the WYSIWYG rule then that's exactly what you have the feet of a titan, which can't do anything.
Edit2: Any news on if this is the first LO Emperor or not?
Last edited by Pyromaniac605; June 13th, 2010 at 08:58.
During the long wait until I can get started on the Titan, lets get weapon and name ideas going.
Magnus Bestia (Big Beast)
Amplus Apparatus (Large Machine)
Devia Unus (Lonely One)
Valde Unus (Great One)
Imperator Palma (Emperor's Glory)
Vulgus Ruina (Mass Destructor)
PS:Yeah I'm going for the whole Latin thing.
Edit2: For anyone who doesn't know what weapons it can have. http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...ttle_Titan.pdf
Last edited by Pyromaniac605; June 13th, 2010 at 10:03.