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 The_Blackadder wrote:
It's been six or so months since this Emperor Titan took a header (fortunately without sustaining much damage) and it was, at the time, inexpedient to reassemble the completed components.


When we try to recreate our own titans based on this thread, are we allowed to skip the "dropping from height" step or is it essential?

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It's an important part of the 'weathering' process. It simulates Titan-to-Titan combat damage.

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Looks great!! Very awesome!

But I think that the arms extend out a bit too much. In the artwork it looks like the weapons are pretty close to the body, not that far.

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Blackadder, I think I've said this before, but you keep proving my point.

You are a special kind of insane taking on projects like this... and thank the gods for it.

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What a beast! Always loved the "titans with a cathedral on top" schtick. Great to see it with a scale figure.
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

A Crash Test Dummy:

Is building this Titan.

I wish I could blame this on the cat or something but instead I am making inroads into stupidity.

I was going to show the interior with the positioning plugs I have been working on for the past few days but instead here we see a pile of rubble which was the inner levels of the interior.

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


Fortunately its not all as bad as it seems in spite of falling the same 5 feet again in much the same trajectory as the previous fall a couple of days ago although the computer chair did not intervene to soften the mishap this time so a few items actually did break this time.

As I type the glue is drying and most of the damage is repaired (I'm getting good at it by now)

Anyway, with hope, I'll be able to photograph the aligning plugs later today.


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The Shire(s)

Crikey!

I think you are getting to the point where you need a scaffold to support that thing in construction!

In fact, judging by the number of falls, I think you are past that point

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Quarter Galleries:

For lack of a better term this is the area I'll be working on

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


The images are pretty much self explanatory; I'll be framing out the "Quarter Galleries" with cut Florescent light panel waffle diffusers purchased at Home Depot.
https://i.imgur.com/rr4ohCP.jpg


The panels are made of very hard and brittle styrene plastic but are plenty durable for framing and is cheap compared to hobby shop styrene. About 4 feet long and about 2 feet wide metric users can do the math....

https://i.imgur.com/FrpJg0s.jpg






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 The_Blackadder wrote:

For lack of a better term this is the areas I'll be working on


Looks to be its love handles.

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 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Desubot wrote:
 The_Blackadder wrote:

For lack of a better term this is the areas I'll be working on


Looks to be its love handles.


Well if they help it not fall over, then I will definitely love them

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

It Fits:

It's going to take a bit of alteration but the rear panels fit.

https://i.imgur.com/60ZdWz1.jpg


And although I'll have to change the shape of the galleries a tad it will provide me with an exterior promenade for the upper echelon Adeptus Mechanicus

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


Back to the interior I'm about ready to install the ceiling support beams that so dressed up my Warlord's interior plus the upper gallery handrails and of course the Tech Priests altar to the Machine Gods.

https://i.imgur.com/nUiSuH3.jpg

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The Ground Floor:

Actually about one hundred fifty feet above the ground but what the hey. The superstructure of this Titan is what makes it unique and I've been putting it off long enough trying to come up with something earthshaking. Try as I might I just cannot top Joazzz2's incredible architecture so I'll just copy that so first the gatehouse battlements sometimes called the barbican.

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

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I just watched the finale of Helsreach, and I can confirm, in that video, the barrels of the gun do NOT rotate.

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Never Be Afraid:

To take the plunge. If the wine is sour, don't throw it out; make vinegar.

Something just didn't look right about these two barbicans but until they were sheathed I couldn't quite figure it out.

https://i.imgur.com/f9QGDXh.jpg


Ultimately I realized they were too tall.

https://i.imgur.com/267X9Ne.jpg


A couple of minutes with a razor saw and utility knife demonstrated I was right and through careful surgery I managed to save the upper section for the second stage of the construct.

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Looking good, sorry for lack of replies lately, my home WiFi was messed up for a while and my stupid work network blocks images from wherever you store your pics.

Every update makes this even more of a reality. I knew you’d do it, but each one is like “WOW, never thought I’d see a good looking one done in my lifetime “.

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None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Expecting a giant wolf to start eating the Sun any day now...

 The_Blackadder wrote:
The more I build this thing the more I think these are actually revolving barrels. But they are energy weapons so what is the point???

FWIW, the description of the Hellstorm Cannon in the Epic Titan Legions game that first introduced Imperator Titans to the 40K setting in 1994 states that it fires shells (i.e. it's not an energy weapon) and that the barrels do indeed rotate.

Of course, the box art for that very game shows an Imperator whose Hellstorm barrels cannot possibly rotate, and which also seem to be shooting energy beams rather than shells! I put that down to John Blanche's usual weirdness, but later descriptions seem to have been based on that artwork rather than the rulebook text.

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 Duskweaver wrote:
 The_Blackadder wrote:
The more I build this thing the more I think these are actually revolving barrels. But they are energy weapons so what is the point???

FWIW, the description of the Hellstorm Cannon in the Epic Titan Legions game that first introduced Imperator Titans to the 40K setting in 1994 states that it fires shells (i.e. it's not an energy weapon) and that the barrels do indeed rotate.

Of course, the box art for that very game shows an Imperator whose Hellstorm barrels cannot possibly rotate, and which also seem to be shooting energy beams rather than shells! I put that down to John Blanche's usual weirdness, but later descriptions seem to have been based on that artwork rather than the rulebook text.


The youtube Helsreach video part 11 at 2 minutes 37 seconds into the video shows ''Invigilator'' in battle with a Mega Gargant. The Hellstorm barrels fire in succession clockwise but do not rotate. WHOA! A living breathing Emperor Titan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqUSHhWErdY

Cool!

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Exercise In Tedium:

The problem with building so large a model is the tedious repetitious building of identical parts.

https://i.imgur.com/OF077uL.jpg


Even an assembly line approach does not sufficiently relieve the boredom.

https://i.imgur.com/s9hNX7D.jpg



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Keep at it, Black-y. You're doing sterling work.


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The Great Satan (East Coast)

I cheated:

I wanted to see what the Citadel would look like so I put the lower leg structures on the deck behind the Barbicans.

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


I think this might amount to something after all

https://i.imgur.com/zj7gJb6.jpg


From the top view it seems I made the superstructure deck lust big enough.

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


And the Barbicans appear to be the right size as well.

Martini Time!

Skoal.

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This is so, so, so cool.

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Affton, MO. USA

That looks great , just needs a little Blackadder pub in there somewhere with a converted you being attended by servo skulls mixing Matrtinis

P.S. I have now watched Helsreach.....WOW

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Barbican Spires

The Barbican corner reinforcements have been enclosed and This evening I began creating the ornamental spires to cap the corners.

https://i.imgur.com/srGi6nW.jpg


These are purely decorative being too narrow for occupation.....

https://i.imgur.com/BxOB5tH.jpg


But no doubt they serve some 40K esoteric purpose

https://i.imgur.com/67Rbhhi.jpg


Anyway there are 16 of them and I have managed to complete one and made inroads on seven others before saying ENOUGH!

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That will dominate any battle, and epic pics of it fully painted and in battle will be awesome!

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Not where I should be

Looking so amazing. Fantastic work.



 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

An Error In Perspective:

One of the major drawbacks of OCD is good enough is never good enough. All the while I was building these Barbicans something just did not seem right about the positioning of the spires until last week when I finally deduced what should have been readily apparent from the get go. The corner buttresses were wrong in shape which would have lead to a mistake in the position of the spires and affected the whole upper structure were it not corrected. After relentlessly studying the 3D images I finally discovered my mistake. The buttresses were rectangular not square.

https://i.imgur.com/s2lXuEW.jpg


Short of rebuilding the whole structure I opted to modify the buttresses which in itself was an arduous task compounded in the further mistake of trying to economize on material. That never works and almost always guarantees more wasted time than than savings in material. Ultimately I went for materiel extravagance and in one day managed to outpace the proceedings week's work.

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


I hope the images convey were the problem laid and how if not extending the buttresses 9,5 MM the spires would be to cramped together to replicate the 3D art projection. Now I have to readjust the height of the Barbicans pretty much back to my original perception.

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The added space does seem to give the spires a bit more space. Glad that you were able to economize a bit on time for the fix.

Can't wait to see more

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Leaps and Bounds:

Vis-à-vis ennui. Virtually 99% of this construction is utter boredom. Yesterday I was so jazzed about completing a major milestone with the fabrication of the first tier of the Barbicans I began construction of the second tier.

https://i.imgur.com/3VIX6P7.jpg


Two hours into it and I had the basic structures in hand.

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


Things don't usually happen this way but I have become adept at making these structures. So now the tedium sets in. The best thing I can do is share my basic building techniques while waiting for the glue to dry...........


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Too Conservative:

Back about two years ago when I began this project (Egad, TWO Years!) I figured conservatively that it would take about 2 to 3 years to build this Titan and that it would be about a meter tall 39.36 inches. I just noted that the overall height of the model thus far has reached 48 inches, 1.22 meters, with perhaps another foot (0.3 meters) to go.

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


My original intent was to make this Titan one third larger than my Warlord

https://i.imgur.com/Twml1bnl.jpg


But now it appears it will be more than twice as tall at 60 inches (1.5 meters).

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

First Inkling:

Today I got my first inkling of this model in it's entirety. Up to now I've manufactured separate components but the overall magnitude escaped me. Now I see the full scope of it's height which will be about 5 feet tall so scale-wise at the 25/28 MM the model will stand 336 to 360 feet tall or (102 to 110 meters tall.)

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


I'm assuming the uppermost spires to add an additional eight to 12 inches to the overall height.

https://i.imgur.com/xha4k2k.jpg


Although some might call that cheating

https://i.imgur.com/g5wNzMc.jpg


Tomorrow I plan to have the other Barbican completed and with luck reassembled with the legs again.

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