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Sometimes You Bite the Bear and Get away With It :D

The side crenellations have got to fit within close tolerances. I had only a few millimeters of leeway in seven inches to get these nine dentations to fit evenly without more major adjustments.

Naturally I procrastinated attempting to build these bulwarks until today (and last evening) but low they came out better than I expected with a tolerance of micromillimeters (otherwise known as 64ths of an inch)



(I dearly love the Imperial system. I can't wait until the rest of the World adopts it.)

So here we have the crenellations in place and ready for gluing...



But before I do that I need to complete the main arm cutouts in the deck which I presume are for servicing and retracting the shoulder armament.




Gaad! Did I stumble into the purpose of these cutouts or What?

Purely by accident I assure you. Serendipity rears its ugly head once again.
 

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The Wine Was Sour:

So I threw it out.

I went for broke widening the superstructure deck by about 4 inches which necessitated revamping the ends of the deck.

After struggling with the modification ad nauseum working upside down I managed to modify the left hand side of the deck to allow for the cove moulding on the underside of the crenellations but it was beyond my patience to try to juxtapose the coordinates for the other side. ( I always wanted to use the word "juxtapose" in a sentence. :)




Anyhow I tore the entire superstructure apart and turned the deck upside down and still it was quite difficult to break out the underside of the deck but a lot easier than working upside down.

Here is what I had to replicate:



mirroring the completed underside.

And the entire underside for reference:



Easy peasy (Not)
 

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A Fine Madness?

Someone stop him before he goes all the way back to the beginning!!!

This morning I finished off installing the cooling vanes/buttresses (?) around the base of the waist.







I've put this off long enough. I couldn't decide how the should be arranged around the forward corners but these seem to work okay.



I cast a troubled glance at the femur/thigh component and thought what the hey; while I've got the thing completely disassembled I might as well lengthen the upper legs as well. I've put it off long enough.

With my trusty razor saw and a couple of hacks I severed the knee joint; "In a thrice the deed was done!" Ha,Ha! Hee Hee!



I decided to increase the thigh length by a bit over 7 CM (2.6 inches) shown here compared to the other leg (still to be done)

Once reassembled we'll if that is sufficient.
 

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One of my biggest complaints about the Forge World Warlord is I thought the legs were too short. I even resolved were I ever to purchase one I would lengthen to legs.








With a lot of effort I managed to increase the length of the legs by about 7,0 centimeters (2.75 inches). It required a lot more work than I had bargained for. If I had to do it over again I probably wouldn't have done it.



(whom I kidding; I'm not obsessive compulsive for the fun of it.)



Anyway here's a couple of views of the stretch job...













and I also got the legs to work so they can be posed as seen below.




 

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Eureka!

First time together with the complete top hamper, the basic edifices that is.



Also the first time with the new leg extensions and the full weight if the basic model brought to bear on the legs.



The model is extremely top heavy and while precariously stable walking around the model would topple it I'm sure; so for the time being I propped it up against the back of a chair.



I need to add stabilizers to the interior of the greave housings.

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(Note the 51 inches (1.2954 meter) on the six foot scale... a far cry from my initial projection of a tad over a meter.)

The top view and the foreground level camera angle shot brings home the majesty of this monster.




The two figures added for scale are virtually lost in the immensity of the construction.



Optimistically I am going to start detailing the basic components and getting the main weapons mounted on the shoulders.
 

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Thanks for the replies;



Up In The Big Leagues:

About a week ago I began detailing the various edifices of the upper works and found myself in short supply of the 0.80 X .250 inch Evergreen Styrene strips (2,0 X 4,8 MM)

According to my calculations I would need about ten Packets. I found a user friendly "Factory Direct" Hobby Supply site which will now be my go to source for special styrene strips etc.

https://factorydirecthobbies.com/products




Behold $150 bucks worth of styrene strips and tubes

And The beginnings of making 96 pieces of the same size portal details for the corner bastions.




We're not fooling around any more boys and girls.

This will be the last post on this tread due to lack of interest
 

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There is someone out there after all. And it appears you registered just to post.

Thanks for the reply.

I'll reopen the thread.

It's a good thing hobbies are considered to be entertainment expenses.

Witness the undeniable joy of making 96 of these detail pieces; HA!



48 shown here but I know I'll probably need at least that many more later on.

I streamlined the procedure by making an assembly line. I'd say these detail bits are about half done.
 

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Raison d'être:

The business end of the Emperor Titan is it's massive arm weapons.

For too long I have put off finishing up these bad boys and not realizing the primary purpose of lengthening the legs. The guns were hanging too low and interfering with the hip joints or so I thought. In actuality the thighs were just too short.



Now we can see the preparation for the gatling cannon mount device which is greatly modified from the original mount bracket.



I've only just started the second gun mount but I thought it would be best to show it in the beginning stage.
 

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Multi-Barrel Weapon:

I'm trying to rationalize a multi-barrel weapon that looks like a gatling gun but does not rotate.

Something like this:



Let me know what you think.

I don't even know what kind of projectile this thing shoots but judging by the end of the barrels the shot is oval. I'm not going there. I draw the line at an oval shot.

I like the idea of a rotating chamber and I'll keep that but I also prefer the weapon mount disk over the bracket mount seen below:



The Bracket mount just looks too plain and ugly.



The top view looks Okay



All in all, not a bad day's work.

I just have to rationalize the barrels and the cylinder arrangement.
 

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I like the picture and plan to incorporate many of it's features. I was recently apprised it is an energy weapon. And of course the scale is way off but the individual details are quite worthy.

Meanwhile:

I found some of my old images as well and decided to play around with one.


My old Photo Impact 13 program produced this in an hour or so:


 

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Once again Serendipity Rears Its Ugly Head.

I began this Mega Blaster shortly after the Plasma Cannon but due to the conflict in scales I wasn't sure how large to make the arm weapons so I left it undone.

As I built the body and legs it became apparent that both weapons could be ridiculously too large or too small.

Originally I thought a meter tall (39 inches) would be a good height for an Emperor Titan but proportion wise as I built it I had to keep correcting the height.

At least four to six times at least. A month or so ago I increased the length of the thigh about 6.35 centimeters (2.5 inches). Hopefully for the last time.

The model now stands about 1,27 meters (50 inches) with still the spires on the bastions to go adding another six to eight inches.



I managed to make the drum training device which is a lot more business-like than the forked yoke bracket. that is seen on the original Joazzz2 creation.



A dry run assembly today with a side by side comparison of the Mega Blaster and the Plasm Blaster Cannons....



confirmed that the arm weapons are in a close scale to the rest of the Emperor Titan.



A final touch today is the forward muzzle plate with a stylized 40K skull embellishment to start off the fine detailing.

 

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Serendipity Doo,

I found just what I was looking for; I love the internet.

What the doctor ordered. The rear assembly of a Mega blaster that can be adapted to my construct with a minimum of alteration.

Just assemble a couple of boxlike structures and attach the elevation drum gear.



Then somewhat faithfully copy the detail and we'll have the suitable energy producing end of the Helstrum Megablaster.



I even have some of the armour to replicate.

Ahhh! It;s Christmas.
 
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I appreciate the reply.

Despite Appearances,

The clothes pins are on the rear of this piece.

The first 3 images are of the paper template I made to pattern the drum gear saddle.

(I just make names for these parts as I go.)

I made the pattern in full originally....



Although the pattern fit rather well I found making the pieces would be easier if I made them in two parts.

Paper seen here....



Than to make the styrene piece from the pattern in one whole piece.

The plastic pieces installed....



The result appears satisfactory.
 

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Apples and Oranges:

Or

Is my face red?

A day or two ago I was apprised that the images I was using for my Hellstrom weapon were of a Chain Ammo weapon called a Mega Gatling cannon. 😊 (Why is there no blush emoji?)

In defence I rationalized that the overall basic counterbalance form is what I was looking for and not the actual details.

But in retrospect it is plain as day that the curved structure on the lower edge of the center section does readily show an ammo belt feed replete with 6 rounds and a bolt action loader.

The ammo box being the rear third section of this very heavy weapon. (The six PVC tubes alone weigh a couple of pounds .)

While both arm weapons at this point weigh 2 pounds each the front end moment of the Plasma Blaster is 4 ounces and 10 ounces for the Hellstorm Cannon.

Detail, details.....

Interestingly enough it is precisely what I was looking for when I first began this multi-barreled weapon I.E. a projectile firing weapon.

So now I have the option of both a 5 barreled energy weapon (redundant with the Plasma Cannon). A quick change Hellstorm Cannon and a six barrel Gatling gun.
 

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Gatling Blaster:

While I am in the process of making a HellStrom Cannon I figure it wouldn't hurt to build a Gatling Blaster quick change set of barrels as well.

That way I can have the option of either weapon with minimal trouble.

The first thing is to make the six Barrel mount cone.

Here we see the cone which is simply a disk of styrene about ten inches in diameter with a center eight inches in diameter removed.

I then took the two inch wide strip and made a cone about 4 inches wide so there are two layers of 0.020 styrene which should be strong enough once the cone is covered with reinforcing bitz of sheet styrene.



Once the glue is dried I have the rough form of the bell housing that is ready for detailing.

 

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The beginning phases of the Gatling Blaster.

Six rotation barrels spaced equal distance from the center barrel hub



It took some time to figure out the spacing of the barrels and I had to source the I and H Channels from my styrene provider which took a week.



But my Idea is playing out and I should have the barrel assembly finished today.

I'm also working on the mounting yoke which is coming along with gratifying success.



I've moved my assembly from the Den to the Dining room for space considerations as we use the Den every day and the Dining room only for special occasions.

Much to the shagrin of Ms Adder but as I explained to her; "It's only temporary." So she said "Then you won't mind sleeping on the couch as long as that thing is in the Dining room."

"Fair enough." sez I. ;)
 

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It's back to the drawing board because I've found the definitive Gatling gun for my Emperor Titan. This rendering gives a much more complex appearance which matches the detail of the Laser cannon on the opposite side.

Since last I addressed this thread I'd made some significant progress on what I thought was a good design for a Mega Gatling Gun until I found this baby.

Granted it appears to be a hand held weapon but with judicious modifications I think I can salvage most of my work and produce a reasonable facsimile.

Here is where I am with the barrel arrangement.



Let me know what you think.....
 

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Nobody expects yadda yadda yadda.....



A bad week for building.

Trying to edit the original barrel work to conform to the new image without replacing too much of the previous work.



Once the rest of the detail is applied I think it will pass muster.
 
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