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A Rainy Day:
I'm beginning*to think I could effect a cure*for a rainy day. This roof has exceeded my expectations*and now I am wishing I took more pains with*the preliminaries.

https://i.imgur.com/EA58kHV.jpg**


Aside from some excess amounts of glue that partially dissolved*the surface (which I can rationalise as; "battle damage") the curved roof panels will be sufficient for my purposes.

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


Here is seen how the panels are held in place whilst the glue is drying.

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


This building will be the first that receives the finishing details.*
 

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Here come the eagles....

No not the 'Lords of the Ring' eagles but the 40K Imperial eagles.

It took me the better part of this week to make 4 of these plus a paper and plastic template for future use.

https://i.imgur.com/Frac3Yr.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/1TwZD4w.jpg


It hardly looks like a week's production but it's most gratifying to get these done.

https://i.imgur.com/rL798Pc.jpg


Now it remains to glue the pieces to a sheet of 0.010 styrene (seen below with the bodies already glued in place.

And trim to size for the Dome structure previously shown.
 

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Two Weeks in the Making:

At this rate it's going to take decades to finish this thing. Hardly the project for someone who's reluctant to purchase green bananas.

But Hey; the fun is in the building and I did have fun creating these eagles.... Not! It was an arduous task principally because I hate repetition.

So here's the result and I'm pretty pleased with it.

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


All four sides have the same Aquila but each is an individual and I had to chose which one looked best on each side

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


but for all my angst they all look pretty much the same.

https://i.imgur.com/TJVj8Jb.jpg


The bird's eye view(groan) shows them off the best.

Martini time,

Skoal.
 

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Eohippus:

A horse is a horse of course, of course....

Yesterday my better half said this looked like a dinosaur.

Today she said it looked like an Eohippus.... Huh! What do women know.

I think it looks like a stylized Aquila and I like it.




And birds descended from Dinosaurs so I'm on the right track anyway.

You wouldn't believe how much work went into this decoration:



Of course I also had to deal with a foot of snow in three separate storms this past week which is a lot for my area anyway.

So I tacked the work temporarily to the center edifice and it looks pretty good.



I'm going with it.
 

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Everything Is Roses:

Even the mistakes are working out; almost as if they were planned.

The 100.00 caliber (2,54 meter) quake cannon emplacement is coming along and should allow for a 45° elevation when completed. The two stylized Aquila fit the trunnion covers exactly and allow for the side sheathing. I fortunately did not cut of the outer edge.



The forward façade has the look of a helmeted face which was purely unintentional.



And the aerial view works as well.
 

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Is That a 200CM Cannon in Your Pocket?


Or are you just glad there is an update?

Anyway before I can go any further with the detail on the center module I need to rough out the cannon mount.



An old vacuum cleaner extension tube provides the basic barrel and I'll just trim it out with a sleeve to augment the details.



A couple of more views to round out the post.





Next step, the minarets.
 

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It's Beginning To Look a Tad Cluttered:



I may have to widen the superstructure platform.



This is not as drastic as it sounds because I've already widened the rear of the platform and extended it further aft.



An inch wider would probably make all the difference




The central Tower needs to be further back.



The two flanking towers which give the structure a portcullis-like appearance hide the Aquila
 

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These bas reliefs are approximately 2-3 millimeters thick and are a fair representation of the Adeptus Mechanicus Icon.

Gone are the days when I use to spend hours sculpting bas reliefs to decorate my projects.

Witness the effort I put into the pelvic block of my Warlord Titan:





I was searching through my archives for ideas on how to decorate the various chambers of this current project.

Believe it or not here's an Easter egg I put on the soles of the Warlord's feet:

More Skull-duggery

The logo that is most detailed............


The mirror is less further along:


The thickness is at this moment 1,5 MM/0.060 inch Needs to be less:


Close up reveals some fine cleanup is necessary:
http://i.imgur.com/MB7KmBS.jpg


I've got to get cracking on this Emperor model
 

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I have a question and I need some advice.

I'm resurrecting my old Titan Hunter Thread because I need to learn how to do the Plasma Blaster blue glow on the plasma coils



I have the much larger Coils on the Emperor Titan's weapon and I want to do a bang up job.



What colours and What washes do I need to do a real Pro Job?

And yes; as soon as the weather wams up I'll begin painting certain areas of this monster :)
 

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Back to Business:

Short post today.

I finished the corner spires a day ago and glued them in place.



I cannot say what their purpose could be They are too narrow tp climb inside to the top and they are purely decorative in my estimation.



Not that the Imperium is above 'decorating' purely for it's own sake.
 

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Thanks for all the replies;

I was in a playful mood yesterday and decided to spend my time making an Adeptus Mechanicus Icon for the front of the Quake Cannon housing.

After a couple of failed attempts I suddenly remembered how I used to produce them, i.e.

Mount the cut out circle and the center skull (Cast from Green Stuff) bas-relief on a sheet of styrene.

Then glue on the cogs with the appropriate sized strips of styrene. using the next size larger strip. In this case I used 0.030 X 0.100 and 0.030 X0.125 Evergreen Strip Styrene.

I then added the skull metal prosthetic to the right side of the skull and finished off with 0.025 rod for the cables and 0.100 rod for the eyepiece.





This is the smallest Icon I've made so far.

I hope when it's painted it doesn't look as crappy as it does right now.
 

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A Change of Pace:

It's time to readdress the Raison d'etre of this project. The second main weapon arm will be a Gatling style multiple barrel weapon.



I'll have to redesign the gun mounts on both the arm weapons as they hang too low and may interfere with the hips



It's going to be a bit refreshing to design something other than the castle superstructure for a change. I actually spent some time these past few days painting a Baneblade variant tank Plasma cannon....

Heresy!
 

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Vejut 688647 11092363 null said:
Sorry to hear you need to redesign, but that gatling is definitely looking good...
Not a problem Vejut. Making it look right in my minds eye is what make this project interesting. If everything went together perfectly what a bore that would be.

My third try at this Quake Cannon seems to have hit the mark....



The muzzle brake adds a nice touch (If that is what I think it is. Those holes must be for something besides esthetics.



Any ideas what they could be? Ordnance is not my specialty.
 

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One Step Forward Two Steps Back;

I finally bit the bullet and opted to expand the width of the forward deck.

The image below shows the full forward deck before my attempt at modifying the width....



Removing the corner turrets and lopping off a single row of waffle panel on each side I increased the with by 2.25 squares on each side as shown in the two images below.....



This all brings in line the discrepancies and also give me close to the proper number of "Chicklet" crenellations that are shown in the origin Emperor Titan prototype. You can count them if you like. :D



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This will broaden the front of the deck and allow for four more "Chicklet'' crenellations on the ends.

Now all needs be done is add some space fillers and replace the deck panels and I'll be back in business with a lot more room to add detail to the two side structures and the central Quake Cannon fixed mount structure.
 

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Someone said that this Forum is closed. Perhaps I'm just wasting time posting here?

Anyway....

Blood Sweat and Tears:

It's a pain when areas you thought were complete need to be modified. But I would never be happy with the deck being too small to accommodate the structures situated on the platform.



As you can see I had to add three dentations to each end of the deck platform.



This has the added bonus of overhanging the main weapons arms......

and making the overall effect more massive.



Ya can't have an Emperor Titan too massive I always say.

Perhaps that why I am always sitting alone at parties?
 

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Shazam!

The crenellations have been increased by 6 giving a grand total of 34 across the front giving the busy look of the castle superstructure but not cramping the components as it did before.



There is now room to position personnel along the battlements....



The corner turrets are temporarily affixed to the deck so I can begin the side crenellations.



Eventually these bulwarks will be applied to all sides of the deck.
 

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Falling Together… Somewhat

After major renovations to the front and side bulwarks plus adding the concave panel below the decking gives a much more finished appearance to the overall project.

One of the criticisms I have with huge structures of this type is that the decks appear too flimsy.



This concave reinforcement provides sufficient bulk to the edges of the platform.



Once dried I can begin applying the crenellations to the sides and the deck battlements.
 
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