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The Great Satan (East Coast)




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


https://i.imgur.com/MFkZTR6.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/qTDw1bC.jpg


Ahh! much Better!

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


The yoke is now centered in the cutout as well...

https://i.imgur.com/27YdBcd.jpg


I have no idea what these cylinders are for....

https://i.imgur.com/b2d1wIG.jpg


The arm is solid with no shoulder hinge points.

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On moon miranda.

This is an...impressive project to say the least. Amazing work, looking forward to seeing it finished!

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Flying Buttresses!!!

I guess it's no secret I work entirely without plans; so when perusing the only image I have of this beastie for the umpteenth time I rediscovered the d@mned thing has minarets WITH FLYING BUTTRESSES!!! Egad!

https://i.imgur.com/r3zutq8.jpg


The problem is because of the perspective of the image and the obscuring smoke it's hard to determine what the bottom of these minarets look like and the author of this marvelous 3D monstrosity has not come forth with a clearer view.

I'm going to have to guesstimate the size and scale of these improbable appurtenances.

https://i.imgur.com/I4iN7I7.jpg  


Mercifully there are only four of these constructs and after a fashion I settled on what I believe is a proper size for these escarpments. 
https://i.imgur.com/ymRT02p.jpg  


A thought has come to me that the buttresses may have to be duplicated upside down as well but I'll have to see once they are temporarily installed on the model..

https://i.imgur.com/54S1imY.jpg 


I have given up on what purpose they may serve other than ornamentation.

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Backscatter radar antennas suitably gothic'd up, for the big guns? I dunno.

Still happy to see this still progessing!
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I just saw this posted in the Adeptus Titanicus thread and hadn't remembered seeing it here.

 MajorWesJanson wrote:
Spoiler:


Closest we have to a scale shot of modern titans.

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 Whirlwind Weekend:

In spite of recurring relapses I managed cobble together some butresses and pylons and tack them in place on the superstructure.


https://i.imgur.com/5sdneZk.jpg


I'm hard pressed to convey how well this is coming together; purely by happenstance I assure you.

https://i.imgur.com/0HNn47Z.jpg


With the first two images I had hoped to demonstrate the internal roominess of the model.

The last image presented here I tried to mimic the 3D image angle so you can get a frame of reference....

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


Right now the recent additions are just tacked into place so they can be removed for detailing.

Thanks for the replies.

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Another thought of a possible purpose - gigantic heat exchangers.
   
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Northern Ireland

The flying butressed minarets are the perfect place to confine an unruly former planetary governor who you intend to show the error of his ways by allowing him to witness first hand from a spectacular vantage point the total destruction of his former jurisdiction. He doesn't get to see whatever pittance of an army he has assembled to withstand the might of the emperor s they are arrayed for war because his windows only look out upon the devestation left in the wake of the emperor's wrath.

Incredible work so far. Keep it up.

   
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How did I only just find this thread!!
I am rooting for you sir!! That's some serious project!!

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/772746.page#10378083 - My progress/failblog painting blog thingy

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I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Yesterday I was asked the question, "How much does this entire construction weigh?"
I guessed approximately 10 kilo or 20.2pounds at the moment. 
Today I weighed the upper body (no mean featBTW) which turned out to be 8,03 kilo / 17.7 pounds so perhaps altogether 11 kilo or 24.25 pounds.
Down to today's business.....
Yesterday evening in a flurry of activity I finally put together the central Keep framework and platform
 https://i.imgur.com/nREAq79.jpg 
The size of which was determined by the placement of the rear towers.
 https://i.imgur.com/8hihHpk.jpg  


The following images demonstrate where the Keep is in relation to the deck components.
https://i.imgur.com/bcNi4Hc.jpg  


https://i.imgur.com/vO8ow5O.jpg  


https://i.imgur.com/CkbErSZ.jpg  


https://i.imgur.com/cp1uZpt.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/0zPIkOj.jpg


Today I shall be working on the corner turrets to bring them in line with the rest of the construction.

Welcome aboard Argive. and theCrowe

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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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The addition of the keep really makes the look of the Imperator class. Such and impressive structure that keeps getting better. I like how you’ve embellished the corners of the holy construction table, and how said table bows under the considerable weight! Excellent work as ever

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 gobert wrote:
The addition of the keep really makes the look of the Imperator class. Such and impressive structure that keeps getting better. I like how you’ve embellished the corners of the holy construction table, and how said table bows under the considerable weight! Excellent work as ever


The corners are containers supplied by Ms Adder, some sort of health drink se imbibes I believe. The Upper torso weighs in at over 18 lbs at present. A bit over a stone,

Thanks for the reply

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Aedificium:

For want of a better name.

This central structure fits nicely between the two rear towers and will have a catwalk instead of a peaked roof.

https://i.imgur.com/O4F4rvx.jpg


I've not yet decided how to place the front/rear of the structure given that the base fits nicely either way.

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


I will be departing for the original 3D image either way as I have only a vague idea what the inner court looks like.

https://i.imgur.com/6IDKPDi.jpg



I need to retake these images......

https://i.imgur.com/vB6N9bw.jpg


But you get the general idea.....

https://i.imgur.com/D8mR9O3.jpg


This is my favorite view

https://i.imgur.com/9ojNEqs.jpg


Martini time,

Skoal!

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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Belgium

Enjoy the martini, you've definitely earned it!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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 The_Blackadder wrote:

I will be departing for the original 3D image either way as I have only a vague idea what the inner court looks like.



If in doubt, why not go with the look of the actual model?
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Would that there were an actual model.

Hmmmm.

Anyway after a great deal of studing of that which I do have, I've made an extensive revamping of the rear elevation.

After a week of work there appears to be very little difference visually but that belies the actual fact I assure you.

I tackled the quarter galleries once again this time from the top down which while difficult gives the structure more subsatnce.

https://i.imgur.com/F8HWBGh.jpg


The lower deck which I deemed "Engineering" now seems to have purpose.

https://i.imgur.com/xj1uSt4.jpg


I've only done one side of the quarter gallery but it appears to be the correct way to go since all the holes line up surprisingly.

https://i.imgur.com/2IOJdsH.jpg



I finally feel confident enough to apply surface skin to the central Keep and the roof as well.

https://i.imgur.com/U4cJ0JJ.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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Belgium

Pondering when scratchbuilding; probably what takes the longest

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

The Skin Is In

Beginning to be installed that is. A major step forward for the long suffering Blackadder. I have finally reached a point where I am confident to commence applying a surface to the framework.

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



Henceforth the bewildering maze of framing material will start looking like a Titan body instead of a hodgepodge of waffle grids.

https://i.imgur.com/GPx1OKi.jpg

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 The_Blackadder wrote:
Would that there were an actual model.



Um...there most definitely was one. I spent about 10 minutes on google grabbing some images of it which highlight different views of the carapace.





This image is really huge, so just providing the link

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Imperial_Imperator_Titan.jpg

Here's two auctions which do good jobs of showing side views

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/warhammer-40k-oop-epic-titan-legions-511495884

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/warhammer-epic-40k-imperator-titan-1635002813

Here's one with the front and back together

https://www.deviantart.com/ipaloosaart/art/Imperator-Titan-115727016

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Only An Eighth of an Inch:

This past week I spent dozens of hours installing the skin on the many facets of the quarter panels.
 
When all was said and done there is an eighth of an inch discrepancy over the back of the model. (0.3175 cm).

 Close enough for government work I keep telling myself.....

https://i.imgur.com/kpB4udI.jpg  


This morning I'll put the two remaining panels on the quarters.and turn the deck right side up again.
 
 https://i.imgur.com/uSBD8Db.jpg  


Then I may attempt putting the whole of the top hamper on the legs and pelvis for an overall view of the complete model so far.
It's very heavy and difficult for one person to assemble without incident.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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Belgium

Looking forward to the assembled model! Here's to hoping you can pull it off without accidents..

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Good luck with the assembly, it’s quite a weight, so hopefully Mrs Blackadder can assist?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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In the Loft

Just caught up with this (it's been a few years and on another Forum!). I'm glad to see you're still working on this. It was amazing then and it's amazing now.
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Hells Reach a Homage:

Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble the model again.
 
As stated previously; I need a perspective on the courtyard in front of the 'Keep'.

I want to have a staircase leading up to the entry flanked by the enormous statues but also bearing in mind the 2+ meter bore cannon that also will occupy that area as well.

https://i.imgur.com/P6N64rJ.jpg


It's also worthy of note that the pelvis, knees and ankles can be posed without toppling the entire structure so my concerns that the legs would not bear the mass of the structure were allayed.

https://i.imgur.com/wEpFA8h.jpg  


You can see in the above image there is not a lot of room for my grandiose plans, especially a portico under the huge Volcano Cannon.

https://i.imgur.com/qn1gUSS.jpg


Another feature of which the casual reader may not be aware is that 'Invigilatus' (yes he now has a name) is fully articulated; almost as much as 'Leutus Vexant', my Warlord Titan.

He can be posed in almost any reasonable configuration; here seen stepping forward with his right leg.

https://i.imgur.com/Z2sN7me.jpg  
.
 
My Obsessive attention to detail  dictates all my projects have fully movable joints which gave me concerns about the strength of the joints.

But even with eight extra pounds of sand bags applied this morning, the joints remained viable.

I do still have to stabilize the ankle joints which is why he is propped against the bookcase.

This was the cause of the recent toppling's and I am working on a solution.

https://i.imgur.com/L3kDYwG.jpg  


Rear elevations coming soon.....





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 Lord Borak wrote:
Just caught up with this (it's been a few years and on another Forum!). I'm glad to see you're still working on this. It was amazing then and it's amazing now.


Welcome back,

Which forum were you following?

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Every time you put it together I'm shocked be the sheer scale of this thing.

   
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In the Loft

 The_Blackadder wrote:

Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Lord Borak wrote:
Just caught up with this (it's been a few years and on another Forum!). I'm glad to see you're still working on this. It was amazing then and it's amazing now.


Welcome back,

Which forum were you following?



Librarium Online. I think that Forum died off years ago to be honest. I was one of the Admins on there under the same user name (I've not very inventive )

I'm working on my own Titans at the moment. All be it at 8mm scale. Seeing Invigilatus has me itching to make my own Imperator for that scale.
   
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Belgium

I'm always amazed by the scale of this thing once it's put together.. It's a battlefield by itself!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Whoops again!

It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......

When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.
 
So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:

https://i.imgur.com/0fjgJdw.jpg  


The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.

The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.

https://i.imgur.com/d50lgVD.jpg  


I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.

Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.

https://i.imgur.com/ZqYoaYf.jpg  


It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.
 
Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?



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I didn't realize until right now that you have the feet able to actually house/transport the models that can ride along in it - fantastic!!!

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Just Winging It Now

I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details of the inner courtyard or the façade of the central Keep.

What little I can glean from the HelsReach video shows the roof of the Keep and two Pillars where I have the full statues but more and more I don't think I can work them into the architecture.

https://i.imgur.com/BGpYXu6.jpg


There supposed to be a humongous Cannon under the gabled roof which I will allow for but the statues will have to go.

I also need two more pillars further forward flanking the cannon muzzle.

https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A  


Some Stained Glass windows flanking the gable might work.

I can't wait to start detailing this monster.

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