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Made in ca
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Vancouver

This is gonna be insane...


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Possessed Khorne Marine Covered in Spikes





Southern California

The level of detail on this project is amazing, and that was before the LEDs came into play. Can't wait to see how this progresses, keep up the great work.
   
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Wing Commander





Kent, UK

This will be absolute beauty

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Enigmatic Sorcerer of Chaos






Dude.....jaw dropping awesome.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Nothing to say besides naked adoration, but I had to post something just to subscribe to this thread.

Incredible.

   
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Brainy Zoanthrope






Gutrencha's Space Hulk

That is flippin brilliant!

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Screamin' Stormboy






It is inspiring on my own Warlord titan. thanks. Brilliant work.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

OK, moving slowly but surely.

Finished detailing the bridge. I kept thinking of things to do and eventually I ran out of space.

Here is the exterior:


Here is the roof detail

Still have a bunch of weapons to build but you can see the mount is in place.

Here is the rear showing the Primary radiators and the loading cranes (both pivot and the blocks move in and out)


So eventually I have to cover the entire model at this level of exterior detail...





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On to the Interior of the Bridge:

Remove the lid



Periscope and the full size status display


couple of extra consoles


The overhead display



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Space Marine Scout with Sniper Rifle





Texas

So very awesome.
   
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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

I could not figure out how I was going to do the head but I decided it was time to bite the bullet and start choppin plastic. This is just the beginning of the basic structure but I think it will come together nicely with some more work. I had originally planned to make the interior of the head fully detailed interior and exterior but to be honest forge world has this one pretty well covered and I would rather spend effort on the exterior and not worry about the interior.

On to the pics:

Top Section - There would be 2 Moderati(I think that is what they are called) in here


Side view of top - the big openings will be closed in, but I would like to leave windows so the moderati can look down to see what they are stepping on.


Here is the mouth. There will be a Princeps in the recliner all plugged in. I will add some teeth but it will basically be open (but well shielded).


Put the parts together


Another view


Head seems a little large but I think I can make it all fit together. Many areas will be bulked up.


Starting to look a little top heavy.

Well that is the latest and greatest. Let me know what you think.
   
Made in ca
Committed Chaos Cult Marine





Vancouver

I cannot wait for the guns.

The thighs are probably gonna start to look a bit thin once you add the guns.

Still amazing.


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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This is amazing, bust it out on your friends baneblades or something in an apoc game when its finished :]

 
   
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Student Curious About Xenos





Grants Pass OR

Amazing! This thing will crush all enemies! Mad modelling skills sir!

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Made in ca
Imperial Agent Provocateur





Nova Scotia, Canada

This thread is pure awesome.

WOW!

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





the 25th century

This thing is incredible! Does your day job require skills that somehow translate into doing this sort of thing? I am just wondering if you are somesort of mechanical engineer or architectural modeler or something that predisposes you to being able to pull off this sort of project. I just don't think I could manage it. Also, how many hours would you say have gone into this project so far? and how many will it take to complete?
   
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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

Gil - I am a materials engineer but unfortunately I don't get to do anything like this on a day to day basis at work. I get to do some other cool stuff but not a lot of hands on stuff.

I have no idea how many hours have gone into it so far. We have a few kids in the house so I usually get a couple hours a few nights a week to do anything on it. Probably 5-8 hours a week most weeks off and on since the beginning of the year. I have slowed down quite a bit over the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if it is 100-200 hours, which is fine since I am not playing regularly these days.
   
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the 25th century

Wow! Thats a lot of time, but well worth it! Keep up the good work!
   
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Lake Stevens, WA

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Sslimey Sslyth




I think the feeling of top-heaviness can be mitigated by a couple of items. Firstly, try to not have the model standing with "locked knees" so often. If the model is posed with flexed knees more often, it will give the appearance of both action and a predatory feralness appropriate to a lion-headed behemoth like this. Also, as you complete the armor skirts for the hip/waist joint area, that will lend a heavier aspect to the lower body to balance out the upper body. That being said, if you remember the original Adeptus Mechanicus titans from the 1980's, they were all quite top heavy.

Now, I'm more concerned about the front heaviness. Do you have plans for some sort of carapace or other extensions on the back? Already, with just the addition of the head, the model has a very forward lean to it. When you add the arm weapons, that forward posture on the model will be even more exaggerated. I think it might be a good idea to consider ways to balance that out by additions on the rear half of the model.
   
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North Carolina

I don't think it will be too hard to bulk up the mid section. I have been planning to do it but I have just been waiting till I start detailing that area.

Saldiven wrote:Now, I'm more concerned about the front heaviness. Do you have plans for some sort of carapace or other extensions on the back? Already, with just the addition of the head, the model has a very forward lean to it. When you add the arm weapons, that forward posture on the model will be even more exaggerated. I think it might be a good idea to consider ways to balance that out by additions on the rear half of the model.


Yeah I noticed that in the last photo. It wouldn't be impossible to do, but it will be hard to do without exaggerating the top heavy issue. I think the most straight forward solution would be to mount the legs farther forward but that would require some major rework... of course easier to do now before I get too much further.
   
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Stalwart Space Marine





sevran france

AMAZING !
you get me sick with such a beauty !
cant wait to see it finished , hurry .....
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Dakka Veteran





Southwestern USA

To help the balance, couldnt you use small metal inserts to counteract some of the weight

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

Twoshoesvans wrote:To help the balance, couldnt you use small metal inserts to counteract some of the weight


It doesn't necessarily have a real balance problem, depending on how radical I decide to get with the pose. But visually it looks a bit unbalanced because of the amount of stuff on the front half (head, launcher,weapons, etc.).
   
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Sheffield, England

It doesn't help that the last pic was taken at an angle

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

Yeah, it looks like a really bad lean. I am going to see if I can get some LEDs in it tonight if it works I will see if I can get a better pic.
   
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Sslimey Sslyth




ptlangley wrote:I don't think it will be too hard to bulk up the mid section. I have been planning to do it but I have just been waiting till I start detailing that area.

Saldiven wrote:Now, I'm more concerned about the front heaviness. Do you have plans for some sort of carapace or other extensions on the back? Already, with just the addition of the head, the model has a very forward lean to it. When you add the arm weapons, that forward posture on the model will be even more exaggerated. I think it might be a good idea to consider ways to balance that out by additions on the rear half of the model.


Yeah I noticed that in the last photo. It wouldn't be impossible to do, but it will be hard to do without exaggerating the top heavy issue. I think the most straight forward solution would be to mount the legs farther forward but that would require some major rework... of course easier to do now before I get too much further.


Hrm...well, remounting the legs might not be the only solution. I think that posing the model will help. I think the forward heaviness is exaggerated by the fact that the model's legs are locked at the knees almost like it's standing at attention. I think a more dynamic pose with the legs flexed could help a bit.

Remember, though, the top heavy impression has always been there with the titans. If you can remember the original titan models from Adeptus Titanicus, the carapace was much more massive than the legs. When you get the waist skirting added, I think that'll help a lot.
   
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Southern California

The level of detail on the bridge is mind-boggling, and the head is shaping up nicely. Any plans to add armor/cowling around the head (to finalize the lion mane motif?)

Can't wait to see how this progresses, although if my current experience with my Banelord project is any indication, painting that thing will be a real test. Are you planning on airbrushing it?

If you ever find yourself in the Los Angeles area, an Apocalypse match between our two titans would be interesting.

   
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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




North Carolina

Yeah I have some thoughts on the Mane, basically a ton of convoluted tubing and conduit. I have some small diameter stuff (3/8" and 1/2") I am looking for a source for 1/4". I am also probably going to shorten the neck to balance the overall look out a bit.

Anyone know where to get small outer diameter plastic tube?
   
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Pennsylvania, USA

I have looked over most of this thread and skimmed some of the writing and I have to say that this titan... this massive Imperial Monstrosity that you have created... it the most amazing scratch built thing I have seen since the Leviathan. I am just lost with all the work you have put into this that I cannot conceive a cohesive sentence that would even describe what I am feeling.



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Virginia

Are those legs set, or can you pose them a bit more dynamically?

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