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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Hey there all. I have been part of a gaming group that specialises in games from 500 to 40K+ points.

Numerous dudes have many Titans of all sizes, Thunderhawks, Asps, Capitol Imperialis blah blah.

We all have(for years!!) been wanting an "Imperator" or "Emporer class Battle Titan.

So we are finally going to make them! I will be posting pics per weekend on the major construction type phases, but will be updating during the week with the Detail that I can do at home(away from the W'shop).

So lets see how I upload images......

Basically had been brainstorming for months. We decided that the model had to be accurate to all of the Pics you see lurking on the net, otherwise the point would be lost....just a Big< angry Model on the Field. pffft.
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"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
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Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

So this is the Beastie we all know nad love. Apparently it sold on E-bay, but just game store rumours, so 'dunno.

We started getting all the bits together, and based our building style on this fellow.
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"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
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Member of the Malleus





Grimsby

Are you making it that big? I was under the impression that they work out at about 5 foot tall in apoc and so are un-usable really. The warlords that I have seen have been about 3 foot tall, which seems bigger than the one in that pic.

In a world gone mad, who is left to fight for truth, justice and all that gets you smashed for under a fiver....

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Good question mate. I have put a few items here for relevance, based on our best guess assumptions

All of the Titans go up in scale a fairly reasonably accurate amount. Also, based the scale on the Datasheet profile with a Warhound. Comes to about 1.3- 1.4 meters tall.

These are my three Titans, from Warhound to Warlord.

I have a Knight Paladin in progress, but he was an old project that just needs reworking.
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This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/07/19 11:49:09


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Got to work on the basic fabrication of the feet this weekend. Started cutting with Dremel and Jigsaw, after templates were marked out, we cut.
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"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
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Justin, TX

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out! What are those buckets that you are using? Also, I don't know if you noticed, but on Mike Biasi's model that you have shown at the top of the thread, the "bucket" part of the legs are tilted inward a bit, instead of straight up and down like it looks on yours.... is this on purpose or an oversight?

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Good to see someone scratchbuilding one of these, don't stop!

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nice

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Very nice, but aint they meant to be same size of warlord, but slightly more bulky and with a giant castle on top?

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A casual gamer writes a list to win a game and then pretends he didn't.


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Titan scale is an argument that will never end. I think its safe to assume no matter what size you build it at-someone will have a problem.

My only concern is that when people make them so big they tend to throw all the little details out the window. Good luck, I cull my inspiration for future projects from logs like these.

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wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats looks great cant wait to see it painted!!

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Have fun painting that.

 
   
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i'll be watching this thread good luck bro.

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Thanks all for your kind words.

As for size, we have had about 20 years since Epic was around, and have decided on this size,

Just going to my album of WIP's from the weekend and will upload more.

@Gavin Quinn- not an oversite, just a workable practicality. getting the angle perfect was just too hard- always looked wonky. Also, the Epic sized Emporer Titans are more similar , like the pewter one you see lurking around,

"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Ok, so we had to be sure the internal structure of the feet was/is going to support the weight of the main body.

We took into account the way the back really hangs out, and the weight of the Guns will counter-balance it.

Either way, alot of weight.
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Cutting of Base templates.

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how it will sit in the foot.

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Two feet next to each other.

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Big metal bracket, for stability goodness....

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Production line. With items of this size, it's best to get a few mates together, and start a production line.

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getting all the parts togetherr. A few beers required @ this stage.....


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Here are a few more WIP pics.
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Alot of bracing/support required.

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some more structure.

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size/distance, first impressions.

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One of the 'heads'- just a quick look. way off even LOOKING at lol.

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construction of access point steps.


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

So, we basically finished the feet this weekend. Felt like a massive job, but the final results will make us happy.
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Feet are ready for doors and windows/fire points. Will be working on these during the week.

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My mate is putting two standard Imp. Doors in his for the front. I will be using 2 x Imp Aquila Temple doors in mine.


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Those skulls look fantastic (not to mention the rest of the project so far), what are they and where are they from?

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Death-Dealing Devastator





Australia, Melbourne

these will be epic when they are finished, think a land raider or few could really take em out? (as they are referred to as 'titan hunters' in the fluff)

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

$2 junk shop, like 'crazy clarks'- they are money boxes originally.

With scratch building stuff, you can find amazing things in those sort of stores.

Have got into making some doors tonight, and sort of recessed fire points. I would like to have hinged doors in them, but am not too sure. Definately going to put some figs in though, just not sure if

it's going to be permanent or not.
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Imperial Terrain from old buildings is nice. If it wasn't for the fact that EVERY piece has a steel girder on the left side.....

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Have to cut them off to put over a box made from Urban War terrain pieces.

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Like so.

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And so,

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With a SM in there.

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Now do it like a million times....


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
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Pete Haines





Up North

Looking epic so far, especially loving the skullz!

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brisbane/Australia

Going to bed soon. Just thought I would post some pics for scale.

That, and I love my Reaver.
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Steps took a long time to cut out evenly.

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Back of the calf to have machinery, doors, and a little Empie shrine or some such.

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Arrgh. Work = bedtime now. *sigh*


"Dakkanaut" not "Dakkaite"
Only with Minatures, does size matter...
"Only the living collect a pension"Johannes VII
"If the ork codex and 5th were developed near the same time, any possible nerf will be pre-planned."-malfred
"I'd do it but the GW Website makes my eyes hurt. "Gwar
"That would be page 7 and a half. You find it by turning your rulebook on its side and slamming your head against it..." insaniak
MeanGreenStompa - The only chatbot I ever tried talking to insisted I take a stress pill and kept referring to me as Dave, despite my protestations.
insaniak "So, by 'serious question' you actually meant something entirely different? "
Frazzled[Mod] On Rule #1- No it literally means: be polite. If we wanted less work there would be no OT section.
Chowderhead - God no. If I said Pirates Honor, I would have had to kill him whether he won or lost. 
   
Made in gb
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This looks awesome! And your making 3...O_O This is going to be epic on a scale of epicness that has never been seen before. Mind you there was that record breaking tank battle at Manchester GW....

Yea, this is looking awesome and the skulls should make some really good heads! What are you using or the fortresses? You could try using the new Bastions.

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Copenhagen

If you superdetail these, like it appears you are planning to, it will be really cool. So far it looks like you have a good start to the project.

One thing though, and it´s a tiny one, but it´s Emperor, not Emporer. This spelling error is getting really common, but it still hurts my brain when I see it.

I really hope you guys manage to keep motivated, and finish these monsters to the same level of detail.

Back on the path of the Imperial Citizen

Still rolling ones...

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wow

4000 all painted
Tau 3000 paints base coated
Tyranids 16k - 75% painted
Orks - 5000k - 30% painted? 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

This is looking pretty good so far.
   
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Mishawaka, Indiana

Awesome!

Quick question: What weapons have you decided to give it? I mean, it gets 6 or so in the carapace of the model and then the two arm weapons. and theres so many to choose from.....

Aside from that, I look forward to seeing this progress! Keep it up!

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Dumfries, Scotland

I cant wait to see this progress. Ever since I saw the epic model I have always wondered what a properly scaled 40k version would look like!

   
 
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