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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Since my Warhound titan is ostensibly complete

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/226296.page

I figure I'll have a go at the BOLS Warlord Titan so ably constructed by Dave Smith.

This is a seriously complex model and as I have little to go on except for the following images it will be even a more daunting task than Lucie.

To refresh your memory here are the images I have of the Dave Smith model:

And so it begins,

The Blackadder
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Exeter

Well.

Goodluck!

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ghosty wrote:Well.

Goodluck!

You are definetaly gonna need it.

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Good luck!

For the life of me I can't figure out why the Titan in the picture has camouflage though.
   
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^^^ I always wondered about that, too.

This is one hell of a project. When I first saw that titan, I thought it was CG. If you can recreate this bad boy, even half as well, it'll stomp all over most of the scratchbuilt titans you see on the net.

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i'll Agree with the well wishers and raise you a "i think you can pull it off!"!
can't wait!

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Halifax

That's an awesome Warlord Titan. I think one of its most important qualities is detail: too many scratch-built Titan models lack the detail to scale them as gigantic walking battleships. You've shown that you can do the detail required to make your version of this Titan work.

There's a bunch of pictures showing the building process Dave used, and digging them up might help the project save nine in the planning stages.

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Nurglitch wrote:That's an awesome Warlord Titan. I think one of its most important qualities is detail: too many scratch-built Titan models lack the detail to scale them as gigantic walking battleships. You've shown that you can do the detail required to make your version of this Titan work.

There's a bunch of pictures showing the building process Dave used, and digging them up might help the project save nine in the planning stages.


I can't believe all the replies with so little outpouring of effort on my part as yet; thanks for the interest and well wishes.

Nurglitch, I really could use those building images if you would post them here. I only have a few and they are very tiny. The best information I have received is that the foot pads are 3.0 inches in diameter which is a helpful start and that the finished model stands 28 inches tall.

I already have an idea how to make the foot pads but the "toes" appear to fold down and retract a bit on when it steps. Since this will be an articulated model I would like to incorporate that feature so it looks right when the foot pad is lifted.


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I like the camouflage although it seems superfluous on a vehicle this large. My first impulse would be to paint it gray (yawn) but it needs some colour for interest and to paint it up like some out-sized circus float would demean the majesty of the beast.

And it matches the army surrounding it so chalk it up to artistic license.

EB

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I am by no means an expert or anything but I have built a few Titans in my day, I will watch this with interest, and help where I can.

I found sometimes doing Google searches for "Warlord Titan' threads in Blogs came come up with some interesting template?(Sometimes)

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Why IS that titan camouflaged i wonder?

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ghosty wrote:Why IS that titan camouflaged i wonder?


You know, I've seen that titan dozens of times and it's only just occurred to me as well..

a good way to break up otherwise flat, detail-less surfaces though.

 
   
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Given the outstandingly awesome look of Lucie, I reckon you've got a good shot at pulling this one off. I have faith!

Ps. How long do you think it will take though, considering the timescale on lucie?
   
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Considering Lucie, I'll be following this one very eagerly. As for the camouflage: so it's hidden when standing against a mountain?

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Yep, mmhmm. Start really slowly.

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Halifax

The_Blackadder:

That's all I got. There's more, if the file-names are to be believed. Maybe email Dave for info? Surely some BOLS member of Dakka can set you up.
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ghosty wrote:Why IS that titan camouflaged i wonder?


Because they don't make ghillie suits that big, duh!

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Halifax

It'd be pretty funny to see a Warlord get the drop on a Gargant because of its camouflage, sidling closer when the Gretchin crewmen are looking the other way or arguing amongst themselves. I wonder if the guy who does DaRealWurld40k takes commissions...

   
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Sheffield, England

Well, this should be good.

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Wow I will follow this to the end.

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Following now and waiting on tenterhooks to see what happens. Best of luck Blackadder! You'll be needing it!

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I think you should rename this to "I have a cunning plan!". I did like your Warhound, so I am betting this turns out as well. I will be checking in I am sure to see how cool its turning out.

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This is going to be a daunting project for you, but if you pull it off it'll be damn amazing, good luck dude!



 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

J-Roc77 wrote:I think you should rename this to "I have a cunning plan!". I did like your Warhound, so I am betting this turns out as well. I will be checking in I am sure to see how cool its turning out.


I'm going to relegate this post to the "Damn I wish I'd said that." department. What a great title, Thanks Roc77.......

but on second thought; it's Baldrick not Blackadder that has the cunning plan and it usually involves a turnip. Supposing I were to make it of such a transient substance; where would I find a rutabaga of such gargantuan proportions I wonder?

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Enough fooling around. I have already discarded my first attempt at the foot pads and a study of the retracting effect visible in one of the photos lead me to believe the foot and toes were actually removed for visual effectiveness in the picture. I'm glad I discovered this before too much effort was expended in the project.

BTW thanks Nurglitch for the images.
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There is a bit of photoshopping in this image as the searchlights on the greaves are obviously leaman Russ bitz but in the photo they are larger than the Russ turret! While an epic photo it distort the real magnitude of the relative sizes.

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

I'm guessing 28.0 inches is a pretty good height for a Warlord afterall judging by most of the images I've found on the web. This one seems to be a good representative of the consensus of opinion:
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

The following is my conjecture and should not be confused with the actual article. I my estimation the waist is made of foamcore poster board and may be too weak for a poseable model.
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The_Blackadder wrote:I'm guessing 28.0 inches is a pretty good height for a Warlord afterall judging by most of the images I've found on the web. This one seems to be a good representative of the consensus of opinion:


They're around the low end of 24" - check out the chart in Dreadnote's sig.
   
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MasterSlowPoke wrote:
The_Blackadder wrote:I'm guessing 28.0 inches is a pretty good height for a Warlord afterall judging by most of the images I've found on the web. This one seems to be a good representative of the consensus of opinion:


They're around the low end of 24" - check out the chart in Dreadnote's sig.


Link please?

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You rang?

Personally I'd have no beef with 28"...

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Separating the wheat from the chaff I omitted all the extraneous clutter to make the details more readily visible.

Here are the leg details:
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Note the 'Russ' bogie and idler wheel bitz and can that gray piston and cylinder be a Russ main cannon?

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hose track like items that line the periphery of the upper leg look like tank treads but I can place the vehicle.

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These Items needn't be rendered clearer

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ditto

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