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Reverse Engineering:

Sometimes it pays to be pigheaded such as my obsessive insistence to retain the beautiful shoulder yoke so ably represented in Mr Joazzz2's 3D masterpieces of elegant Emperor Titans.
The other example of my OCD is to attempt to meld that yoke with the equally elegant mounting drums of the Forge World Alpha Warlord.

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


Both designs are mutually exclusive as the Forge World shoulders are deeply ensconced under the shoulder carapace and the trunnion mount of Mr Joazzz2's is bulky and somewhat crude compared to the rest of his revolutionary design..

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


I am hoping to achieve a middle ground compromise but this first image is a trifle unnerving. The arm seems to be hanging too low and the lower edge of the weapon seems to be at the level of the hip axis.

https://i.imgur.com/CZK70Lx.jpg


Referring to the FW Warlord model and Mr Joazzz's rendering this is also the case but with the body incomplete enough to support the weight of one main weapon I cannot tell for sure.

https://i.imgur.com/DGEu413.jpg


This last image I could not resist posting because it show my inner sanctum replete with plasticard stock which demonstrates the depth of my compulsions. Ha!

https://i.imgur.com/rRRwc6o.jpg
 

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I'm not quite sure if it's worthwhile reopening this thread. I seem to have lost my access to this forum due to a computer virus malfunction.

Anyway I'll give it a go and see if there is any interest in me proceeding to post updates on this build.

A lot of work has bee done on this model and I post some of the interim construction updates.

Right now I am building the superstructure and the Titan stands almost 1,3 meters (50 inches) tall.


https://i.imgur.com/Hh5qHUd.jpg
Hh5qHUdl.jpg

Anyway over the past week or so I've made some inroads into how to proceed with the superstructure and begun to make the base for the rear pair of towers.

Also for scale I've included the Skitarii figure and one of the decorative statures I ultimately plan to incorporate in the towers.


https://i.imgur.com/aNZQPpL.jpg
aNZQPpLl.jpg


Without going back to view the last developments I posted regarding the interior engineering levels I've included this as well.


Thanks for the replies,


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Wow it has been some time since I posted on this project but I've just recovered this forum after two years and perhaps there is still some interest???

Here is the most recent development on this 1,3 meter tall Titan (50 inches)

https://i.imgur.com/Hh5qHUd.jpg


Over the past week or so I've made some inroads into how to proceed with the superstructure and begun to make the base for the rear pair of towers.

Also for scale I've included the Skitarii figure and one of the decorative statures I ultimately plan to incorporate in the towers.


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



Without going back to view the last developments I posted regarding the interior engineering levels I've included this as well.

Blackadder
 

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The Superstructure towers in the rear needed to be raised in my estimation.
Using the waffle lens material I made a structure that should do the trick.
This is wonderful stuff to work with. It makes building bulky objects a simple task with no real measuring as the 1/2 inch squares are gnat's ass uniform in size.
https://i.imgur.com/nskhphu.jpg



The extended base with the towers*
https://i.imgur.com/WmgwgJE.jpg


and with the Gothic statues applied
https://i.imgur.com/XZV0yhc.jpg


By George I think he's got it.
 

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Ha! a subliminal proding that I have been delinquent in publishing an update. Actually I have been working on the 'head' in hopes to complete the interior. I have a question regarding the seated crew. I cannot remember where I obtained the two seated pilots for the cockpit (shown here in my Warlord cockpit)....

http://i.imgur.com/ihG8bMi.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/xk13cZG.jpg


If anyone who can provide the information it would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to have an update ready later today.
 

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Found 'em; they're Sentinel pilots and dashboards... but I found Valkyrie pilots on Ebay which will do the trick and I can detail the cockpit interior in much the same manner as the Warlord here seen below as I copy a page from the Warlord thread...

Then and Now:

Back when I was young, i.e. before computers; I had this idea of getting images of instruments and pasting them inside of model planes for realistic cockpit displays so perusing catalogs and magazines I came up with a few usable images etc...

Well long story short they were too big, or too small, too dark, too light and ultimately I gave up the idea.

But this morning in the course of mebbe half an hour I searched, photoshopped and printed superb instruments for the Warlord cockpit.

What an amazing age we are privileged to live in.


http://i.imgur.com/dr8Putx.jpg



Paper or Plastic:

The paper gauges seem to work okay; definitely better than I can paint them I was going to light them from behind but I don't think that will be necessary besides the lighting will augment the discrepancies. We don't need that.

Once the glue is dried I'll trim the gauges better, right now they seem a bit crude.

http://i.imgur.com/QlPje8I.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/CFDTtDt.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/Q2LF8Ik.jpg
 

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The Wine was Sour:

I've gone about as far with this as I can without correcting grievous mistakes I've tried to lived with for the past year or so. If I am to complete this model the problems must be addressed now.

The following images are of the upper torso as it is right now.....

https://imgur.com/vRRiNtf


https://imgur.com/1YA34OA


https://imgur.com/9uqE1qn


The yoke arms are too low and hang too far down into the interior decks.

The first step is to take the model completly apart and remove the yoke.

https://imgur.com/oiazU2m


I cut about 1.5 inches off the top of the yoke which seems about right...

https://imgur.com/usSQmjp


I sealed the top with 0.020 inch styrene...

https://imgur.com/Zm0Q2dC


https://imgur.com/CxLIA8j


more to come.....
 

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Lost this forum somehow but here is the latest update.....

Aedificium:

For want of a better name.

This central structure fits nicely between the two rear towers and will have a catwalk instead of a peaked roof.

https://i.imgur.com/O4F4rvx.jpg


I've not yet decided how to place the front/rear of the structure given that the base fits nicely either way.

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


I will be departing for the original 3D image either way as I have only a vague idea what the inner court looks like.

https://i.imgur.com/6IDKPDi.jpg



I need to retake these images......

https://i.imgur.com/vB6N9bw.jpg


But you get the general idea.....

https://i.imgur.com/D8mR9O3.jpg


This is my favorite view :D

https://i.imgur.com/9ojNEqs.jpg


Martini time,

Skoal!
 

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Would that there were an actual model.

Anyway after a great deal of studing of that which I do have, I've made an extensive revamping of the rear elevation.

After a week of work there appears to be very little difference visually but that belies the actual fact I assure you.

I tackled the quarter galleries once again this time from the top down which while difficult gives the structure more subsatnce.

https://i.imgur.com/F8HWBGh.jpg


The lower deck which I deemed "Engineering" now seems to have purpose.

https://i.imgur.com/xj1uSt4.jpg


I've only done one side of the quarter gallery but it appears to be the correct way to go since all the holes line up surprisingly.

https://i.imgur.com/2IOJdsH.jpg



I finally feel confident enough to apply surface skin to the central Keep and the roof as well.

https://i.imgur.com/U4cJ0JJ.jpg
 

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The Skin Is In

Beginning to be installed that is. A major step forward for the long suffering Blackadder. I have finally reached a point where I am confident to commence applying a surface to the framework.

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



Henceforth the bewildering maze of framing material will start looking like a Titan body instead of a hodgepodge of waffle grids.

https://i.imgur.com/GPx1OKi.jpg
 

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Only An Eighth of an Inch:

This past week I spent dozens of hours installing the skin on the many facets of*the quarter panels.
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When all was said and done there is an eighth of an inch discrepancy over the back of the model. (0.3175 cm).

*Close enough for government work I keep telling myself.....

https://i.imgur.com/kpB4udI.jpg**


This morning I'll put the two remaining panels on the quarters.and turn the deck right side up again.
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*https://i.imgur.com/uSBD8Db.jpg**


Then I may attempt putting the whole of the top hamper on the legs and pelvis for*an overall view of the complete model so far.
It's very heavy and difficult*for one person to assemble without incident.
 

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Hells Reach a Homage:

Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble*the model again.
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As stated previously; I need a perspective on the courtyard in front of the 'Keep'.

I want to have a staircase leading up to the entry flanked by the enormous statues but also bearing in mind the 2+ meter bore cannon that also will occupy that area as well.

https://i.imgur.com/P6N64rJ.jpg


It's also worthy of note that the pelvis, knees and ankles can be posed without toppling the entire structure so my concerns that the legs would not bear the mass of the structure were allayed.

https://i.imgur.com/wEpFA8h.jpg**


You can see in the above image there is not a lot of room for my grandiose*plans, especially a portico under the huge Volcano Cannon.

https://i.imgur.com/qn1gUSS.jpg


Another feature of which the casual reader may not be aware is*that 'Invigilatus' (yes he now has a name) is fully articulated; almost as much as 'Leutus Vexant', my Warlord Titan.

He can be posed*in almost any reasonable configuration; here seen stepping*forward with his right leg.

https://i.imgur.com/Z2sN7me.jpg**
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My*Obsessive attention to detail**dictates all my projects have fully movable joints which gave me concerns about the strength of the joints.

But even with eight extra pounds of sand bags applied this morning, the joints remained viable.

I do still have to stabilize*the ankle joints which is why he is propped*against*the bookcase.

This was the cause of the recent toppling's and I am working on a solution.

https://i.imgur.com/L3kDYwG.jpg**


Rear elevations coming soon.....
 

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Whoops again!


It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......


When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.

So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:


https://i.imgur.com/0fjgJdw.jpg



The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.


The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.


https://i.imgur.com/d50lgVD.jpg



I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.


Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.


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



It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.

Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?
 

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Just Winging It Now :D

I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details*of the inner courtyard or the façade of the central Keep.

What little I can glean from the HelsReach video shows the roof of the Keep and two Pillars where I have the full statues but more and more I don't think I can work them into the architecture.

https://i.imgur.com/BGpYXu6.jpg


There supposed to be a humongous*Cannon under the gabled roof which I will allow for but the statues will have to go.

I also need two more pillars further forward flanking the cannon muzzle.

https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A**


Some Stained Glass windows flanking the gable might work.

I can't wait to start detailing*this monster.
 

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Subject To Change:

On the third or fourth go around for this area I've decided to scrap the interior courtyard and replace*the central area with the Volcano cannon housing.

https://i.imgur.com/FlY0Nex.jpg


The two central compartments will now be connected by a nave and an apse at the other end.

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


Some of the upper deck will have to be amended*to accommodate*these new additions

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


Fun and Games.....
 

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Thanks for the replies;



Christmas Holiday



A bit of doldrums over the Christmas Holiday so yesterday I sheathed the surface of the towers on either side of the cannon enclosure and fabricated the square spires topping them. I hate making spires, the work is slow and tedious and the Emperor Titan has dozens of them in various sizes.



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





These are rather robust but the four corner compartments have eight spires each and the Keep roof has four as well and the nave roof have four as well.



https://i.imgur.com/E5XFlCN.jpg





Just hunkering down and getting the job done is what it'll take.



But first the roof of the Volcano cannon enclosure. That'll be the fun part of this week's project.
 

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