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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus





The Great Satan (East Coast)

Why so serious?

My little joke about 3D printing seems to have missed the mark.

But Damn, that Emperor does looks grand!!!

And it'll keep me on my toes to not compromise.

Good enough is never good enough.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Laser Blaster Armour and Shroud

It's finally time to address the armour for the arm weapons. I've been putting this off long enough.

One of the things I have been noticing in many attempts to build one of these hulking monstrosities is the walls of the cannons (in this case Blasters) and the weapons armour is too thin.

https://i.imgur.com/tMyVk0c.jpg


As you look at the photos below, take note that the construction walls are very thick.
This affords a modicum of realism to the item rather than sticking a toilet paper roll into a turret and passing it off as a gun barrel.

https://i.imgur.com/J3yKGjD.jpg


Note how the walls of this construction are very solid looking. I would not try it but I'm pretty confident it would support my 16 stone weight.

https://i.imgur.com/wUvLut4.jpg


I'm going to do something different with this shroud assembly and design and shape it whilst on the cannon assembly just to make sure its a proper fit.

So we'll start with a sheet of 0,50 mm styrene and reinforce it later from within.

Every time I do this I end up regretting it because building something outside/in is very difficult. Ha!
I just want to make sure it's a tight fit.

I had the same problem with the Mega Blaster.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Armour Continued:

The decorative armour seems to be more difficult than I anticipated.

My version of the Sun Blaster is more robust that the FW cannon so it requires some aesthetic compromises which I hope will work out.

I scribed out some lines to show where the plate reinforcement strips will go but I'm still wrestling with making the curves.

I'm also trying to make the louvers aft of the mount drum.

https://i.imgur.com/lIy5GWC.jpg


I had to increase the length of the shield by half an inch which caused some distressing of the surface. I'll call it "battle damage."

After all, these machines are millennia old, they must have taken a hit once in a while.

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


Yeah, I'll go with that rationale.


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





In the Loft

Battle damage is just a part of growing old and gaining experience (at least that's what I call all my aches and pains).

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Superstructure Detail:

Whew!

After a month or more I finally have something to show for all this effort...

https://i.imgur.com/Xh3Kgyv.jpg


First I found that a lot of the detail previously done was wrong or unsatisfactory.

The secondary armament in the corner bastions all had to be redone. I ran out of ossarium panels and had to redistribute them and substituted scroll panels...

I was at a loss as to where to use these CoD ossuary pieces until it came to me that the are the previous Princeps and Skitarii caretakers of the Titan.

https://i.imgur.com/mL5GhLf.jpg


The panels I thought I could use gun turrets were too wide and had to be altered

I had these doors I was going to use elsewhere.
 
https://i.imgur.com/e6TFq2I.jpg


They work rather well on the main gun.

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


In spite of the seeming dishevelment of the project it may surprise you to know; I'm thinking I am very close to priming certain areas. 
 

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Junior Officer with Laspistol





The Shire(s)

You have integrated those CoD tiles in well, it is looking good

 ChargerIIC wrote:
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UK

Wow, Just wow. Amazing work, amazing vision, amazing ambition

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The Great Satan (East Coast)

The top level four corner bastions are essentially finished; the four corner bases are awaiting some decorative bitz.

Rather than subjecting my erstwhile viewers to the tedium of daily progress I opted to show a month's work in one swell foop...

The much neglected rear view of this model is my major project at the moment. That and making College Titanica and Adeptus Mechanicus symbols out of green stuff for the major embellishments...

I cobbled together outsized Imperial Eagles for the rooftop ornamentation making 6 overall.

Today I'm going to tackle the four exhaust ports and the lower deck ducting.

So to the business at hand in the way of pictures:

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


Note the rooftop Eagles and...

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


the Laser Cannon emplacements which will adorn the Warmonger version of this beauty.

These will be interchangeable with conical spires on the Emperor Imperial version as seen below

https://i.imgur.com/k3mGhdF.png


I really want to prime paint this today...

Work work work...

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






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks magnificent. Inspired madness

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.  
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

It's HUGE!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Speed Drybrushing





Newcastle NSW

All the homemade Emperor Titans that I've seen always skimp on the cathedral, yours is magnificent and has the proper grandeur it should come with.

Not a GW apologist  
   
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Otiose in a Niche






Hyderabad, India

ANy thoughts on how to transport this beauty?

I saw one titan with flexible legs that could sit in the passenger seat of a car

 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
ANy thoughts on how to transport this beauty?

I saw one titan with flexible legs that could sit in the passenger seat of a car


Transportation is super easy. The legs hips and pelvis are separate pieces from the upper body. I may make the superstructure another separate piece Right now my biggest problem is the weight.

Approaching 15 kilos (33 pounds)

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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The Shire(s)

Impressive, most impressive. The Firestorm lascannon turrets work really well on the towers.

My only concern is that the ball turrets on towers might be too small, given those are meant to mount Titan-grade weapons in their own right (at least Warhound level). On the other hand, difficult to judge the scale of such an enormous project!

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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Oslo Norway

Looks really great. I echo Haighus that the ball turrets look too weedy for 40k

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Detail of the legs and the 8 deck levels at the rear of the superstructure.

Alright we'll begin with the rear maintenance lower decks of which there will be four.
 
The bottom two will be for the reactor core which will look like the Warlords reactor 

The three blue pipes are for the cooling system (glowing blue due to Cherenkov Radiation) the four vents two on either side are the heat exhaust ports...

https://i.imgur.com/59eLIai.jpg


The octagonal shin below the knee joint mount has eight cathedral windows and will have four ball turret triple laser cannons

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


Everything is lining up and coming out as if it were planned; go figure!!!

I think the triple laser cannons will be fine for ground defense.

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

In my previous post I mentioned how everything was coming together almost as if it were planned...

Nothing could be further from the truth; witness the large blank area at the rear of this Titan.

https://i.imgur.com/MQ5XFaH.jpg


There was very little to go on in many areas of the rear elevation. Constant studying gave a glimmer of the detail.

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


And how easily they could be reproduced with virtually no modification to the existing structure.

https://i.imgur.com/LDGFF9C.jpg


Imagine my surprise to notice that the upper gallery relief could be duplicated on the lower two levels.

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


The most outstanding feature were the huge flying buttresses that adorn the rear detail.

https://i.imgur.com/fZ4tPCw.jpg


Naturally the rear area cannot be made of stone but somehow the engineers incorporated this architectural feature purely for aesthetics.

Likewise the numerous gothic windows have no place in a war machine and I suspect they're a mere façade.

The corner turrets could also be incorporated with little trouble to the superstructure deck and the spacing of the buttresses allows for the gothic style windows.

The Rear Nave will house another large caliber cannon under the 'A' frame roof albeit of a lesser diameter than the front main cannon.

I may even make the windows stained "glass" (some sort of transparent metal alloy) perhaps a diamond material.

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Rugby

Steady progress on an outstanding build,, awesome work

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Ancient Venerable Dreadnought






Your attention to detail continues to be amazing Blackadder! The future plans seem like we’re destined to see even more detail too!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Thousands of Bits of Plastic

Literally thousands of bits of plastic added since last I posted and d*mn me if I can see a difference overall.

I've carried out the closely spaced chest high crenellations theme to protect the combatants and added doors, ossuaries and scroll of departed crew members since the Titan was first constructed thousands of years ago.

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


There's still a tremendous amount of detail to be added to make this construct pop.




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Northumberland

Some excellent updates here, really nailing that Gothic look.

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Painting Log of various minis:
# Olthannon's Oscillating Orchard of Opportunity #

 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Such an epic project.




 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

It is really starting to look like something. Impressive work detailing up that beast

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Ready For Prime

Well the back is finally done and I'm about to spray on the gray primer.

https://i.imgur.com/6ePX0FE.jpg


Once I see it in a uniform gray I will be better able to determine if it is detailed enough.

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

Thought I would never see this beast again Adder. Glad you also post here.

It's looking good, still not finished though? LOL!

Colonel Jacka
12th Cadian Mech Regt
Orphan Brigade
All Hail St Pius
 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 Colonel Jacka wrote:
Thought I would never see this beast again Adder. Glad you also post here.

It's looking good, still not finished though? LOL!


I did a lot of work on the back since I last posted and since I stretched the height of the superstructure I had to come up with two floors worth of detail.

I can copy pretty good but original inspiration; that takes a lot of time.




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



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 Colonel Jacka wrote:
Thought I would never see this beast again Adder. Glad you also post here.

It's looking good, still not finished though? LOL!


I did a lot of work on the back since I last posted and since I stretched the height of the superstructure I had to come up with two floors worth of detail.




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

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Tasmania

Good job on the changes mate. Still looking awesome.

Colonel Jacka
12th Cadian Mech Regt
Orphan Brigade
All Hail St Pius
 
   
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Otiose in a Niche






Hyderabad, India

Amazing!
It's been a long road but it's been worth it.

 
   
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I can't wait to see it sprayed - that step always brings the parts together into a whole, and in this case? What a whole!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Kruleboyz Gutrippaz 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






UK

This is truly a heroic project. Excelsior to you, good sir

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