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Made in jp
Boosting Black Templar Biker





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Sweet mother of Dorn, this is a glorious project! I bet you could even play a game on the surface of this beautiful behemoth, looking forward to the additional progress!

   
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Liche Priest Hierophant






Hundreds of Boltgun emplacements!

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Awesome Autarch






Love seeing this project keep going!

I found the short story in the White Dwarf I was mentioning earlier and figured I'd post it here for some inspiration!
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White Dwarf Magazine, Issue 178, October 1994 - Article: Into the Maelstrom

Kurgen jumped in spite of himself as the klaxon howled again. He couldn’t believe they were still advancing. He stood with a dozen other Tech-Guards, gazing out of the arched window-slits of the bastion. Outside the darkness was lit by a flickering maelstrom of fire and explosions. Bolts, beams and tracer fire rose out of the night across his field of vision – all of it incoming. Out of morbid interest he flicked his camera-eye to infrared so that he could see the shimmering of the void shields as they absorbed the shots directed at the towering form of the Imperator Titan.

In the space before the klaxon howled a second time, Kurgen saw the shields flare yellow three times – three shields down. Cold sweat ran down his back at the thought of the shields collapsing altogether and letting that storm of enemy fire through.

As the wailing tone of the klaxon died, the guardsmen braced themselves and hung on. Kurgen grabbed onto the fluted pillar to the side of the window slit, planted his magnetized boot clamps in position and let his lasrifle dangle in one hand like he’d practiced in basic training back on the forge world. That seemed like a million years ago now, a half-forgotten dream in comparison to the stark reality of the war on Gehenna. His Imperator Titan had waded through entire Ork clans, shattering, killing and smashing them, until their green blood washed the steps of its bastions. But the Orks were fierce, brutal and relentless. They had fought dozens of battles without hesitation and looked set to fight a dozen more.

There was a delay as half-heard, half-felt engines throbbed, before the floor shifted smoothly forward and the view through the slits tilted down to show cratered earth. The pit of Kurgen’s stomach told him he was being moved forward, up, then down again. The bastion settled into place sixty metres ahead of its previous location with a reverberating bang, hydraulics squealing as they pushed its armoured stairways into the ground to anchor it.

Kurgen caught sight of dust clouds and red-painted vehicles. A column of Ork buggies and wartraks was speeding forward through a tumble of shattered walls. He shouted to his comrades over the din of explosions and machinery and they opened fire together. The red pulses of their lasers illuminated the ruins and he grinned as one of the ramshackle vehicles caught fire, skidded into another and wiped out both of them in a fireball of twisted metal. The secondary batteries joined in and the ruins were rent apart by the impact of shells as the klaxon wailed and the bastion swept forward again.

Now Kurgen could see a vast crater with the intact walls of a monolithic structure rising beyond. Smoke drifted across the scene, obscuring the base of the building. The incoming fire had slackened to almost nothing but the quiet seemed ominous rather than reassuring. Wreckage was littered across the crater like weird metallic foliage. He murmured, half prayed to himself, that this graveyard of machines was not an encouraging sight.

All sound suddenly became muted and distant as his ear protectors cut in automatically. After a breathless pause Kurgen felt his whole body quiver with the concussion as one of the primary weapons cut loose. He prayed to the machine god that it wasn’t the Plasma Annihilator. The Princeps would only unleash those bolts of white-hot sunfire against something really massive, perhaps even big enough to threaten the Cassus Belli itself.

Kurgen glimpsed a detachment of Knights disappearing into the smoke, their bright pennants flying bravely. Nothing else had changed. Suddenly one of the distant city blocks was lit by dozens of gun flashes and an instant later the bastion shuddered as a salvo of fire crashed into the shields outside. Kurgen struggled to keep his footing as he saw what he’d taken for a building advance in a cloud of dust. It’s a Mega-Gargant he thought desperately as the night flared white in the unmistakable actinic glare of the Plasma Annihilator…

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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus





The Great Satan (East Coast)

Secondary Towers:

The more I study the image of the Emperor Deck the more detail stands out on this marvelous 3D image by Joazzz2. I was aware of the smaller towers on the superstructure deck but I did not perceive there were ten of them until this week.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


What was going to be a minor exercise in tedium has suddenly become a major pain in the arse.

https://i.imgur.com/JgqhDUZ.jpg[


https://i.imgur.com/lgMG9De.jpg


Doubly so because I really hate doing these tiny pyramidal end caps.

https://i.imgur.com/gFX0ksH.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/1U79qzG.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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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus





The Great Satan (East Coast)

Rediscovering the Wheel:

Before I found the rear view of this version of Joazzz2's Emperor Titan I modeled certain components of the superstructure deck including the corner hanging bastions or turrets. I made only two and while quite successful on completion I'd forgotten how I actually built them :p

Hence the title of this entry.

When I obtained the back view I found I needed two more.

https://i.imgur.com/4qFJy2Z.jpg

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Looking good! Mass producing those things must be a massive chore but it will look great in the end.

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 Commander Cain wrote:
Looking good! Mass producing those things must be a massive chore but it will look great in the end.


Thanks for the reply. You know, on reviewing the image above I neglected to remark on the crudeness of the construction.

When you are scratch building any model especially one as large as this Titan, you are bound to accumulate a large amount of scrap plastic. There is a lot of internal structure that no one will ever see and there is no point in sacrificing virgin plastic for internal bracing. I keep my scrap in sorted bins 0.015, 0.020, 0.030 and 0.040"/(0,1MM) and use it for internal structure as seen here. Once assembled I sand off the surface to obtain the shape I need. I find it much easier than meticulously building perfect inner components.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
Made in in
Fresh-Faced New User



USA

I really enjoyed reading this article. It’s indeed so powerful- and I’m so glad I came across this post.
This article is timely for me.
thanks for this post...
   
Made in gb
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Crikey. And I think some of my repetitive bits of builds are tedious. You have the patience of an actual saint. More needed when you add rivets to all 5’ whatever of this guy!!!!!!

 Stormonu wrote:
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques. It's been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are putting the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

https://i.imgur.com/smVvP40.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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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

Holy moly! This is the good kind of insanity! What a fascinating and ambitious project. I really hope to see it finished.

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Thanks For the replies.


Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques.It's been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are put the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

https://i.imgur.com/smVvP40.jpg

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Well just imagine the TechMagos at work, I’m sure that the Warlords were not built in a year, most likely not even in a century. It’s the fact that the Tech Adepts/Magos lived extended lives through bionic replacement parts that they could oversee the construction on the Titans. I’m sure they had the same feelings of the old parts not being as good as the new parts, but they also appreciated the fact that they used skill and logic to create the first ones and the newer ones became better because of all the diligence put into the first.

Keep up the great work. I’m not getting near the time I had to reply and even look at threads, but I’m still here following.

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 
   
Made in ca
[DCM]
Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

Honestly you should write a book about how to maintain momentum and focus. The grind on this without any dip in quality...

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Corner turrets and the intermediate pointy things are basically done.

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


https://i.imgur.com/NkMrfj3.jpg


Next up, the Citadel base.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I could just imagine seeing the technical drawings of the Titan with the words “Intermediate Pointy Things” written on it . The foundation of the city I saw coming along great.

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 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

What does that platform measure?

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 Syro_ wrote:
What does that platform measure?


Like everything else about this model the platform has increased in size and thickness and as I study the 3D image I find that the edge is much more complex than was my initial impression. Right now including the corner towers it is 21 inches front to back by 26 inches wide (53 by 65 centimeters.) This may change again when I design the massive cathedral structure which now will sit on a multilayered floor with staircases at the front and sides and flying buttresses for the side entrances.

Thanks for the question; it really helps to put into words my thoughts on how this creation will ultimately appear. The same could be said about my Warlord and Thunderhawk which grew larger and more complex the more I worked on them.

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USA

Wow that is massive, but I expect accurately massive with your attention to detail. The multilayered floor sounds cool. For the staircases are you planning to have stairs wide enough to stand minis on, or stair that are of accurate scale?

   
 
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