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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Nurglitch wrote:
Regarding the main battery, it was basically a Quake Cannon back in the Titan Legions day. It fired a 'dreadnought-sized shell,' which suggests that the psykers stationed in the sensorium probably sit on the magazine...


A dreadnought sized shell; however large that may be? I looked it up
Vehicle Name: Venerable Dreadnought Mark V
Length: 2.2 metres
Width: 3.4 metres
Height: 3.7 metres

I've been studying Mega Stompa's and the cannon looks ridiculous. I'm trying to make this titan as plausible as possible and a cannon bore larger than a scale "two meters" would make the whole thing too toy-like. To carry a cannon of proper scale size this model would have to be about eight feet tall


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It's Beginning To Look a Tad Cluttered:

https://i.imgur.com/dHZK7X5.jpg


I may have to widen the superstructure platform.

https://i.imgur.com/xWTf2Fe.jpg


This is not as drastic as it sounds because I've already widened the rear of the platform and extended it further aft.

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


An inch wider would probably make all the difference

https://i.imgur.com/dHZK7X5.jpg



The central Tower needs to be further back.

https://i.imgur.com/kQx5O4l.jpg


The two flanking towers which give the structure a portcullis-like appearance hide the Aquila

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I don't know, a bit of clutter might be good for it? Like, perhaps not quite so 'realistic', but better at conveying the feel and idea of 'overdecorated gothic Imperial'?

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These bas reliefs are approximately 2-3 millimeters thick and are a fair representation of the Adeptus Mechanicus Icon.

Gone are the days when I use to spend hours sculpting bas reliefs to decorate my projects.

Witness the effort I put into the pelvic block of my Warlord Titan:

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


http://i.imgur.com/6ow9pMw.jpg


I was searching through my archives for ideas on how to decorate the various chambers of this current project.

Believe it or not here's an Easter egg I put on the soles of the Warlord's feet:

More Skull-duggery

The logo that is most detailed............
http://i.imgur.com/dJ51h5D.jpg


The mirror is less further along:
http://i.imgur.com/JGdrw5W.jpg


The thickness is at this moment 1,5 MM/0.060 inch Needs to be less:
http://i.imgur.com/Va0sU3A.jpg


Close up reveals some fine cleanup is necessary:
http://i.imgur.com/MB7KmBS.jpg


I've got to get cracking on this Emperor model


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It's honestly astonishing that not only are you building at such scale, but you're building at such detail!

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 The_Blackadder wrote:
Nurglitch wrote:
Regarding the main battery, it was basically a Quake Cannon back in the Titan Legions day. It fired a 'dreadnought-sized shell,' which suggests that the psykers stationed in the sensorium probably sit on the magazine...


A dreadnought sized shell; however large that may be? I looked it up
Vehicle Name: Venerable Dreadnought Mark V
Length: 2.2 metres
Width: 3.4 metres
Height: 3.7 metres

I've been studying Mega Stompa's and the cannon looks ridiculous. I'm trying to make this titan as plausible as possible and a cannon bore larger than a scale "two meters" would make the whole thing too toy-like. To carry a cannon of proper scale size this model would have to be about eight feet tall

I think they were probably referring to the old Rogue Trader suits, not the more modern bricks. Still, it looks phenomenal!

   
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Thanks for the replies and welcome to newcomer Nadret...

I have a question and I need some advice.

I'm resurrecting my old Titan Hunter Thread because I need to learn how to do the Plasma Blaster blue glow on the plasma coils

https://i.imgur.com/1PdH0Ne.jpg


I have the much larger Coils on the Emperor Titan's weapon and I want to do a bang up job.

https://i.imgur.com/PeQF4BB.jpg


What colours and What washes do I need to do a real Pro Job?

And yes; as soon as the weather wams up I'll begin painting certain areas of this monster

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Back to Business:

Short post today.

I finished the corner spires a day ago and glued them in place.

https://i.imgur.com/Msw2i3N.jpg


I cannot say what their purpose could be They are too narrow tp climb inside to the top and they are purely decorative in my estimation.

https://i.imgur.com/K33H1mx.jpg


Not that the Imperium is above 'decorating' purely for it's own sake.

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They're probably like, energy relays for hte void shields or vox antennae projectors or something, but nobody actually knows that that's what they are, and just maintain them by rote.

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In the Loft

The Imperial Navy ships in Battle Fleet Gothic and all the artwork are also covered in small towers, which don't seem to serve any purpose. I was always under the impression these housed the Voild shield relays/generators. The lack of any obvious Void shield generators (they are all modelled on Warhounds, Reavers and Warlords) on an Imperator means it makes sense that they are hidden away somewhere, such as the turrets.

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I'm always eager to see new updates from you Blackadder - this is already shaping up to be the best Emperor class build I've seen, and each new update reinforces that fact. The detailing is exquisite.

As for purely decorative elements... I think any war machine that carries a cathedral on its back is pretty firmly in the decorative, impractical realm! Gothic architecture for gothic architecture's sake, and that's why we love them.
   
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Thanks for all the replies;

I was in a playful mood yesterday and decided to spend my time making an Adeptus Mechanicus Icon for the front of the Quake Cannon housing.

After a couple of failed attempts I suddenly remembered how I used to produce them, i.e.

Mount the cut out circle and the center skull (Cast from Green Stuff) bas-relief on a sheet of styrene.

Then glue on the cogs with the appropriate sized strips of styrene. using the next size larger strip. In this case I used 0.030 X 0.100 and 0.030 X0.125 Evergreen Strip Styrene.

I then added the skull metal prosthetic to the right side of the skull and finished off with 0.025 rod for the cables and 0.100 rod for the eyepiece.

https://i.imgur.com/i5jk442.jpg


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


This is the smallest Icon I've made so far.

I hope when it's painted it doesn't look as crappy as it does right now.






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The titan is starting to look incredible. I would love to have just the buildings on top as terrain, and you have the rest of the titan too!

I

   
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Thanks for the reply.... grumble, grumble, "Starting!" he says.

Anyway I think I nailed it

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


albeit I do have to widen the front of the deck

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


as it does look a tad crowded especially with the four towers on either side of the main Quake cannon.

https://i.imgur.com/9SsJpw0.jpg


I have varied the flanking "portcullis" towers a bit because the taller thin towers look better behind the wider but shorter front towers

https://i.imgur.com/4INuJV5.jpg


which hide the turret artwork too much.

https://i.imgur.com/QRdptl8.jpg



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A Change of Pace:

It's time to readdress the Raison d'etre of this project. The second main weapon arm will be a Gatling style multiple barrel weapon.

https://i.imgur.com/1Ykg86a.jpg


I'll have to redesign the gun mounts on both the arm weapons as they hang too low and may interfere with the hips

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


It's going to be a bit refreshing to design something other than the castle superstructure for a change. I actually spent some time these past few days painting a Baneblade variant tank Plasma cannon....

Heresy!



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Sorry to hear you need to redesign, but that gatling is definitely looking good...
   
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Vejut wrote:
Sorry to hear you need to redesign, but that gatling is definitely looking good...


Not a problem Vejut. Making it look right in my minds eye is what make this project interesting. If everything went together perfectly what a bore that would be.

My third try at this Quake Cannon seems to have hit the mark....

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


The muzzle brake adds a nice touch (If that is what I think it is. Those holes must be for something besides esthetics.

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


Any ideas what they could be? Ordnance is not my specialty.

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Unlikely to be a muzzle brake-the idea of a muzzle brake is to expel gasses and propellant in a direction OTHER than forward. It reduces recoil. The quake cannon might not need one if it compensates for recoil in other ways, e.g. if it rocks back on a carriage inside the structure.

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Might just be a way of lightening the barrel without reducing the strength of it. Those barrel walls are probably, what, 2 meters thick in-universe? More? So 'honeycombing' it in a way might be needed.

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All I know is a number of FW cannon have these holes and I checked Google images etc. There are no comparable holes in real world cannons that I can find.

Other than cool as Hell they appear to serve no purpose.

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She’s continuing to look immense and befitting her class. As for the holes on the canon, cooling vents would be my guess, but they’re more sci-fi than reality as the structure would be very weak at the lines. With that in mind maybe they’re where the linear magnets go if it’s a railgun?

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I do know a real world "cannon" with those holes, the Sturmtiger's 16" weapon, but in that case it was because it wasn't a cannon at all, but a rocket propelled depth charge projector, and the holes were gas vents. I suspect given the Demolisher cannon draws from that vehicle aesthetically, they might be copied from it and from there to other stuff. Wouldn't even be that off if they were using bolter technology.
   
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So they're vents for Rocket Exhaust... Which suggests that the Quake Cannon actually uses immensely up-scaled Bolt rounds!

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So it's been established that the holes around the muzzle are real appointments and incorporated in the Strumtiger mortar.

Research shows me that not only the muzzle but the rear of the shell(?) itself has these holes as well.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10544053

The above address catalogues an extremely detailed look at the exterior and also the interior of the Strumtiger vehicle.

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With typical GW adding guns on top of guns, maybe they are multiple co-axial lasguns meant to clear the air of birds .

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One Step Forward Two Steps Back;

I finally bit the bullet and opted to expand the width of the forward deck.

The image below shows the full forward deck before my attempt at modifying the width....

https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A.jpg


Removing the corner turrets and lopping off a single row of waffle panel on each side I increased the with by 2.25 squares on each side as shown in the two images below.....

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


This all brings in line the discrepancies and also give me close to the proper number of "Chicklet" crenellations that are shown in the origin Emperor Titan prototype. You can count them if you like.

https://i.imgur.com/ca4jaQZ.jpg


]https://i.imgur.com/LMyUnMT.jpg


This will broaden the front of the deck and allow for four more "Chicklet'' crenellations on the ends.

Now all needs be done is add some space fillers and replace the deck panels and I'll be back in business with a lot more room to add detail to the two side structures and the central Quake Cannon fixed mount structure.

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Blood Sweat and Tears:

It's a pain when areas you thought were complete need to be modified. But I would never be happy with the deck being too small to accommodate the structures situated on the platform.



As you can see I had to add three dentations to each end of the deck platform.



This has the added bonus of overhanging the main weapons arms......

and making the overall effect more massive.



Ya can't have an Emperor Titan too massive I always say.

Perhaps that why I am always sitting alone at parties?

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