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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus





The Great Satan (East Coast)

I've got to look around more.

This project is certainly impressive especially since the design seems to be completely original. I especially like how you managed to make the legs movable.

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Blackadder

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Octamus Prime head would look pretty good on a titian, but what ever you do I'm sure it'll look good.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

I have had a week or so to think about the head. Right now I am leaning toward a Lion head based on this:


I don't like the super chainfist hanging out of it but I do like the open maw.

Here are some other images that looked kind of cool:


So I threw something in sketchup:


Side view:


The scale is off, it needs to be about 50% larger but the idea seems sound. The thought is that the 2-3 moderatii sit up behind the eyes and the princeps sits or stands in the mouth which will be a chamber walled off with gothic windows (Cities of Death?). The Princeps will have a commanding view(>180 degrees)

The whole thing will be pretty mechani-gothic (big surprise) but I am not sure how to do the mane. One thought is to make it a huge thermal dissipator with multiple fins or vanes encircling the head. or I could also do something more organic with greenstuff. Not sure yet.


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The_Blackadder wrote:I've got to look around more.

This project is certainly impressive especially since the design seems to be completely original. I especially like how you managed to make the legs movable.

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Blackadder


I have been watching your warhound titan build, it is very impressive. I am amazed by the level of detail you have been able to obtain. Theoretically, I would like to do something similar here but realistically I imagine that would take a few years to accomplish. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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tallmantim wrote:Hi

See this thread for some more Titan heads - I uploaded from an old White Dwarf:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/225578.page


Thanks for that, these have given me some good ideas. Right now I am looking to combine aspects of the weapon head and custodian head. I love the classic art.

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That is really cool. I want that mask He is so scary he is actually just yawning

Here is my version of the classic gorgon, stamped and sealed. Something of interest possibly.
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Damn, this is turning into one of the coolest titan builds IVe seen yet. I dont think Ive ever seen on with so much movement before.
   
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Committed Chaos Cult Marine





Vancouver

same.


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ptlangley wrote:Well I was thinking it was going to be a productive week but I have been wrapped up in relatively mundane household projects and detailing is a little more intensive than I expected. Anyway here is the latest progress.

I have been working on the greaves:


So getting the basic form of the greaves was easy, but they are going to need a lot more work. I had to make them flexible until I figure out exactly how they will be attached (blue tack for now). Anyway once I resolve the attachment issue I will really need to stiffen them up. I will probably use a combination of green stuff filler and reinforcing spars on the back side. Also I am thinking about embellishments to dress them up a bit... skulls and swords I am sure. Obviously I will need some Knee pads and to bulk up the hip area a bit.

And on the other side I am working on interior detail:

Well I got a periscope, and the beginnings of a console, working doors to the outer observation deck and command platform. Nothing is fixed yet . I think I will add a damage status screen to the port side and maybe the comms console to the starboard side as well as a couple of wall consoles. Anyway that should pretty much fill this up. I am hoping I can get it together and get the roof on soon. What I have realized is that with 4+ more spaces to detail this could take a while. Anyway if anyone has comments/ideas I am interested.


hey i am new to this website n i just thought i let you know an idea in the "command deck" from the roof you could have like a futuristic screen so the commander can see whats going on outside from inside and also for the head you could go with the palladin knight style helm that would look amazing on it. but it is your choice n aswome work so far
   
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UK, godalming

you should really put a disco ball and play music lol
hmmmm .... raver lol
anyway the interior is great lol good work

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Looks really good so far keep up the good work!

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North Carolina

uriel ventures wrote:
hey i am new to this website n i just thought i let you know an idea in the "command deck" from the roof you could have like a futuristic screen so the commander can see whats going on outside from inside and also for the head you could go with the palladin knight style helm that would look amazing on it. but it is your choice n aswome work so far


Yeah I have a wide screen that will go up over the left hand side console. I am just trying to figure out how I am going to light everything. There is also a large standing display that will go to the left of the raised platform as a titan status screen. I still have to make a comms console to go to the right of the platform.
   
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Leutnant




Australia

Looks awesome love the DAS BOOT periscope so so cool

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Adolescent Youth on Ultramar





this is amazing i would so buy it of of you ( i mean it)

also the command center is amazing can wait for the next post


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just a quick note but every time i look at it the point where the gun arms will join just seems a bit far from the main body


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ive just noticed the way you have made the legs you could have him sitting on a mini mountian and taking aim with his gun

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North Carolina

uriel ventures wrote:
just a quick note but every time i look at it the point where the gun arms will join just seems a bit far from the main body


Yeah I think I can see what you mean. There will be some bulking of the mid section which should mitigate that a bit. That dimension was determined by the distance necessary to get the doors to open and mate with the platforms so it can't really be modified in this build without major rework.
   
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UK

Its independance day for you, make more titan!!

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Imperial Agent Provocateur





Nova Scotia, Canada

Love it.

That's all I can say.

Well actually that's a complete lie. I could say so much that it would fill an entire page about how awesome it is.

I think the words 'stupenderific awesomeness' sums it up pretty well.

Keep it up!!!

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Well between summer vacations and some technical challenges I kind of stalled out on this. I am starting to gather bits again and I ordered some connectors and switches over the weekend to do the LEDs. I am still working on a reasonable circuit diagram to make sure I can fit it all in. Anyway, hopefully I will have some updates this week. I still have a lot of internal and external detailing to do. Here's to the second wind.
   
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Shanghai, China

Awesome details on the interior!

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North Carolina

OK, finally moving on this again. It isn't like I haven't been doing anything but nothing that is apparent. Mainly collecting supplies and thinking about the design.

One big thing is that I got a few Planetstrike sets. So I am liking the quad autocannons as my AA guns.



So here I am playing around with the autocannons on the shoulders. I have also finished the basic structure of the greaves and a little CoD, the bridge roof and a Damocles radar dish.

Closer pics:



I had to come up with a way to remove the greaves for painting later so here is a closeup of the "simple" system I came up with. I say "simple" because the idea is simple but actually getting all of that to line up is a headache.


I have almost all my electronic parts for LED lighting. I will try to post some more info on that later.
I have to start working on crew for this. (anyone have some sitting titan crew they don't need? I will probably get the titan crew on foot but if anyone has some other suggestions I would like to hear ideas.
   
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Furious Raptor






Shanghai, China

bad arse looking!!

U gonna use one base? or have 1 per foot?

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Vancouver

ptlangley wrote: I have to start working on crew for this. (anyone have some sitting titan crew they don't need? I will probably get the titan crew on foot but if anyone has some other suggestions I would like to hear ideas.


Nothing on ebay.


95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eldrad: Four of a kind! Awww!
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Kent, UK

As an idea, (I don't know if these are already attached) but the shields that you are using for the Quad-Autocannons - is it possible to replace them with the Skyshield sides? Or are they already attached?

Just my humble opinion of your Gigantic and amazing construct.

Disjointed.

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North Carolina

person person wrote:Nothing on ebay.


I am guessing if someone purchases a titan they aren't likely to glue the head shut and get rid of the crew.
   
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Belfast, Northern Ireland

I've been looking forward to an update on your outstanding work sir, nice job.

The superb work on the legs made me go back to the drawing board for my "Warlord's" project.

Keep it up...


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North Carolina

Disjointed Entity wrote:As an idea, (I don't know if these are already attached) but the shields that you are using for the Quad-Autocannons - is it possible to replace them with the Skyshield sides? Or are they already attached?


The shields are actually hinged so that they can be opened or shut. I will build up the detail on them later. They need to be a particular size and shape so they can mate with the transport doors. The top of the shoulders are designed to be assault platforms. I will more than likely end up mounting a single quad autocannon to the top of the main body and leaving the shoulders open for troops. If you look at some of the earlier posts there are a couple good images of it.
   
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HI . I was looking over your reaver warlord . fantastic!. for the interior (which is looking very good ) can i suggest you have a look at the copplestone castings webpage . They do a range of computer consoles and equipment . the sort of thing you would find in any self respecting mad scientist/ proffesor wouldent be seen without . 28mm scale so would fit in with the figures .Worth a look I thought . regards RMMC
   
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Nova Scotia, Canada

INSANE!!!

Just to mention though, next time you post, could you put like a space marine or something with it so we can get an idea of the scale?

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Houston, Texas

Amazing work! The ingenuity is truely awe inspiring. I can't wait to see more.

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Wing Commander





Kent, UK

ptlangley wrote:
Disjointed Entity wrote:As an idea, (I don't know if these are already attached) but the shields that you are using for the Quad-Autocannons - is it possible to replace them with the Skyshield sides? Or are they already attached?


The shields are actually hinged so that they can be opened or shut. I will build up the detail on them later. They need to be a particular size and shape so they can mate with the transport doors. The top of the shoulders are designed to be assault platforms. I will more than likely end up mounting a single quad autocannon to the top of the main body and leaving the shoulders open for troops. If you look at some of the earlier posts there are a couple good images of it.


I see what you mean, I was meerly suggesting that you use the Skyshield .. 'shields' as the shields of your assault platforms, just to add more detail. Of course you may do as you wish with your magnificent beast, but this is just my two cents.

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Stafford

this is blatantly the best scratch built titan ever. I have only one request. If you eventually decide to glue the finished model into a fixed position, it should be in some dynamic pose. Too many homebrew titans are just standing there, I wouldnt want such an amazing build to have a less than amazing pose.

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- Lord_Blackfang on moving large units


 
   
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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

Well I finally got all of the supplies together I need to light this thing up.



20-30 LEDs(prewired with resistors)
wire
8 position DIP switch (secure/energize void shields)
multiple connectors
shrink tube

I haven't done much electronics work before so this will be an interesting learning experience.

I think I am almost done with the interior of the bridge. I would like to go ahead and get it base coated and start working on the lighting and screens. There will be a large flat screen in the overhead above the forward console and a large status screen that will be lit with LEDs. Additionally I will mount two void shield generators to the exterior that will have LEDs.



So the consoles are from Land Raider and Rhino interior consoles and the chair is from the damocles kit.


   
 
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