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Yeah, they work well.

What are you going to do about knee pads? Looking at the picture on your computer in the earlier photos, it has cut-outs in the top that fit the knee pads. Will you do something similar?


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Affton, MO. USA

Greatwork thus far, I like the greaves as they are, but your the owner . If you do a power fist for this will you be making it more angular as well?

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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That's looking superb, really coming together now.
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Power Fist:

The power fist is not my favorite weapon so I'm doing it first because if I don't it might not get done.

The Lucius cover has to fit rather tightly on this gauntlet or it will look ungainly so the styrene has to follow the curvature pretty close.

http://i.imgur.com/5whkgvf.jpg


The wrist will be held on with neodymium magnets so changing from Mars to Lucius and back should be literally a snap.

I hope to have this armour done tomorrow............. except of course for the detail.

http://i.imgur.com/Subh5RI.jpg

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Anti-Auto-Append...

   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Great stuff man. I'm a big fan of the Mars-pattern on everything myself, but the level of detail and modularity you're putting into these is just insane(in a good way ).

Think we'll see a Lucius pattern Knight conversion kit after this, or will you be taking a wee break? Heh.

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

My Mistakes or Theirs:

One question that I am continually asked is, "Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a Titan than go to all the trouble scratch-building one?"

Well here we have a prime example because of which my unqualified answer is, "NO!"

I spent the better part of yesterdays construction period shaping, scraping, re-cutting, filling, sanding, and fabricating parts of a supposed 'Kit'. I think I would have been far ahead of the game were I just to start with a thousand bucks worth of precision cut Evergreen Styrene. Warped parts, millimeter high mould lines, misaligned castings, broken and missing pieces; Fah! give me a pile of pristine styrene any day.

Don't get me wrong I think the Reaver Titan is a masterpiece of sculpting and engineering and considering the medium of casting they do a bang up job getting the parts to mate as well as they do but the translation from the design board to the manufacture output leaves much to be desired.

Case in point, the 'Turbo Laser Assembly:

Looking at the image below; four pieces reasonably trimmed and adjusted, how long would you suppose it would take to assemble the four components?

http://i.imgur.com/NDfXOT8.jpg


Would you believe in excess of an hour?

In this blurry photo can be barely discerned the styrene fillers needed to take up the gaps of the piping and the rear component housing to the main body of the laser.

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


Below can be seen the nice little step that is supposed to intersect the arm joint...

http://i.imgur.com/2wkDlwC.jpg


Well I had to cut that out with my Dremel rotary blade because all that was supplied was a generous nurdle of misshapen resin with a casting vent attached.

And I haven't even begun to address the mould lines as yet.

Easier than scratch building? I think, "Not!"

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Affton, MO. USA

Its good to have a standard "base" to work from, but otherwise I've not been too keen on the quality of forgeworlds work to justify a Titan price from them.

Death to the auto-append

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Saved by the bump. thx,

I do Love Snow Days:

Ah Sunday and a snow day to boot. Thank God for global warming.......

Anyway to forestall 'Cabin Fever' I've made some inroads into the weapons armour

and typically I'm building the Power Fist armour backwards i.e. "from the outside in"

http://i.imgur.com/pg38BmC.jpg


Before anyone asks, No I don't know how I am going to get the resin fist out yet...

http://i.imgur.com/saa2dyc.jpg


A couple of plastic piano hinge devices I am thinking right now.


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Anti auto-append deployed

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Thanks, BTW I'll have a few updates today so I would appreciate further A_A_A's

Lucius Weapons Armour:

The Power Fist is the most difficult weapon to Lucius-ify............

I need to keep the Mars palm encased within the external Lucius armour so I can maintain the original finger mounts.

Since the Lucius armour wraps around the core there has to be a way to remove it if I want the model displayed in its Mars iteration.

The best way I can come up with is a removable lower panel so the Lucius armour can be removed.

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


I start by adding a thin hinge point of 3/32 tubing and 0.038 inch hinge pin of piano wire.

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As requested.

Keep it coming!

 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Thanks,

The Other Weapons:

The two other weapons I have are the Turbo Laser and the Gatling Blaster both of which have rather minimal Mars armour.

The Turbo laser will be a simple swap of armour; i.e. slide the Mars off and slide the Lucius on and vise versa, piece o' cake.

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


It's going to take a bit of imaginative detailing to punch these bland constructs up but right now the basic armour needs be our only concern.

http://i.imgur.com/rONCvd4.jpg


The Gatling Blaster will sport a simple clip on cover over the moulded in Mars armour.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Glad part of the kit will be simple.

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

A Visit to the Well:

I'm wondering whether I have visited the well once too often. While the Lucius version of the fist armour seems to work out well it certainly is outsized compare to the sleek Mars armour. I may have been that I have pursued the wrong course in making the armour and made a more skeletal palm instead.

http://i.imgur.com/wCUU49V.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/DvX7mTj.jpg


The palm removal access plate works well and is simple to detach with the pulling of just two pins.

http://i.imgur.com/6TrTE4w.jpg


Strange that the exposed palm doesn't look that much smaller when encapsulated.

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Affton, MO. USA

looks good in my book, and can a Titan get too big?

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Turbo Laser:

Far better the plan for the Turbo Laser.

The basic rectangle is done and the internal structure allows for the armour to slip on and off with a few tabs locking it in place when installed.

The arm fits snugly in its receptacle so all that needs be done is carve out some interesting access ports and cut some step ins into the boxlike structure.

http://i.imgur.com/8cgRHHc.jpg


The Laser tubes will get encircling rims similar to the mount arm:

http://i.imgur.com/9cJ2Fd4.jpg


The rear view needs some embelishments:

http://i.imgur.com/5fjQ3tT.jpg


Likewise the top:

http://i.imgur.com/ylnC3wa.jpg


Very little of the bottom will be changed:

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


The internal structure is neat and simple with enough flexing of the side walls to slip the armour on and off easily.

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

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"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Blackadder is making this Titan his . And I just made the auto append mine

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Question for Reaver Owners:

The image below is the underside of the Reaver Turbo Laser.

In the image below between the cooling fins there is a rectangular cut out. This looks like there should be a part mounted in this area but I received no part for either of the Reavers I have.

Does anyone have a picture of this part? I can fabricate it if I can get a good image of it.

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

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Auto append- just say no.

"Centurion: Jealous newbie marines wanted a Marine version of a crisis suit that gave S/T and 2 weapons in one fire turn and an extra W, so that is my take on the Marine Turducken" shasolenzabi  
   
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Fantastic project, I'm really loving following.

To hopefully answer your question, from pictures it appears to be a pipe which leads to the back of the gun barrel. Hope that helps.

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Destructor Laser Housing:

So the basic Lucius armour for the Turbo Laser is done;

http://i.imgur.com/TQtfZJ9.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/rwiN4pE.jpg


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


The two interchangeable parts slip and lock on the basic weapon with equal facility, now all that needs be done is make the second one.

Time to move on to the Gatling Gun......

Missing Part:

Thanks to all the responders on this question, I appreciate the input.....

The one so far I have received from a Reaver owner is from B&C's 'Argun' who states,

Quote Argun:

Hello Blackadder, first off I gotta say that I love what you're doing here.
Just took a look at my dad's reaver, and can say that there wasn't anything put there.
Did have a looksy on Forgeworld, and found this pic to be kinda interesting.
http://www.forgeworl...mpReavAlt17.jpg
It looks like there's a small cable for purposes unknown right now.


To which I responded:

Thanks for the info regarding your "Dad's" Reaver.

I've seen the FW catalog image but the picture is too small to magnify into a decent resolution of the part occupying that recess other than it appears to be an "elbow macaroni" style tube. Further examination of the area shows an aligning tit on the main body block so the part connects the two components together.

So can we assume that FW has discarded that part from the kits on the evidence of these 3 Reavers or can someone else refute this hypothesis?

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Keep them updates rolling sir

   
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Stockholm

Impressive work you got going here! Keeps me going while I'm listening to online course for work
I am a convert and have started looking into the "titan scene" more and more lately, subbed your thread keep the amazing work up!

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Gatling Blaster:

The Gatling Blaster Lucius armour was simple to make being ostensibly a styrene box following the shape of the Mars armour.

Once made I added a rim around the arm attach ring of 0.040" / 1,0 MM strip to give the edge of the mount receptacle a more finished appearance.

http://i.imgur.com/jZC0VsO.jpg


To make the strip curve simply draw the strip between thumb nail and fore finger applying slight pressure with thumb nail to the strip a few times and then glue in place progressing around rim of arm mount as the glue is applied.

The entire procedure taking less time than it took me to type this.

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Affton, MO. USA

And it took less time to slap the auto append than it did to clean up the drool from looking at Titan weapons.

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Thanks,

Basic Weapon Lucius Armour:

Below can be seen the basic Lucius weapons armour including the failed fist gauntlet which I am still pondering to resolve.

Not bad for a weeks work and to tell the truth I am greatly relieved to have this part over as it was of great concern to me how to eclipse the Mars equipage without bulking up the escutcheons too much.

http://i.imgur.com/7H15Lox.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/cyL2qra.jpg



Now I can devote my time to the biggest design effort namely the Lucius Cockpit armour.

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I'm wondering if you are finding the modification of a titan more or less enjoyable than your full ground-up build of a titan?

and .... die auto append die.

"Centurion: Jealous newbie marines wanted a Marine version of a crisis suit that gave S/T and 2 weapons in one fire turn and an extra W, so that is my take on the Marine Turducken" shasolenzabi  
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

What I'm finding most enjoyable is creating stand-in Lucius armour. This is my first attempt at original (Sort of,) design rather than copying someone else's work. While the FW/GW Lucius Epic Reaver model has been around for a long time, I believe my variation is unique.

That being said i'll put my foot in it and copy some unknown German designer's armoured vehicle............

The Head Armour:

This will be the most difficult of all to redesign.

The Mars Pattern head is a work of art and well suited to the Mars Reaver but I want to depart from the flattened toad's head for my Lucius design.

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


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


Googling "Armorcast Reaver" shows the original Reaver head is more domed in appearance but still far too organic for my taste. What I need is a midway morph between the "Peterbuilt" cab look of the Lucius Warhound and the "Totenkoph"/"Minnesota Vikings" visage of the Lucius Warlord.

http://www.findthatlogo.com/wp-content/gallery/minnesota-vikings-logos/minnesota-vikings-logo.jpg

Surprisingly the SDK-FZ design was staring me on the face for quite some time but I failed to take up on it.

The "head" will take the shape of the SDK-Fz series armored cars more or less and the first order of business is to make a working frame that is compatible with the Mars cockpit but small enough to allow my modifications and still fit under the hood............

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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The Germans do design some good looking armor.

It looks like Im on anti auto-append duty today

"Centurion: Jealous newbie marines wanted a Marine version of a crisis suit that gave S/T and 2 weapons in one fire turn and an extra W, so that is my take on the Marine Turducken" shasolenzabi  
   
 
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