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Berlin Germany

i am eager to see how you do the connecting knee section to have the calf and thigh together...

   
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Oh, ok.....

Been meaning to post these anyway...

Wanted to stop working in certain areas and start others because some things need to be done before I could finish some others. So I have ended up with this for master parts so far:

Same groove and bump format I used on the toes. No, the knee joint is not done. Still having serious reservations regarding its connection to the calf.




Also, knee to calf looks as such:




And a, tenuous at best, mock up of the three.....





There are aspects of this design I find lacking for now, even knowing it isn't done. I believe I have gotten the height at this point a little high, measuring in at 14.5 inches at the hips. Wanting an overall no more than 26/27 inches high, I believe I need to remove a little lankiness. FW has there's at 22 inches. Personally, I feel that too short. All comparisons I have seen put the reaver at around 16 inches and when shown side by side with the Warlord the warhound comes in at waist height.

I am removing that extra height in this area:




Everything, below the line of course, when removed will correct the slight angle miscalculation and drop the overall 1.5 inches. I will also be dropping the waist line lower than the top of the thigh for an added inch of shortness without greatly affecting the overall feel. That puts me back in range of the 26-27" high and leaves almost fifteen inches of remaining height in which to put a full interior.....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
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...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
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Berlin Germany


what else COULD there be said...

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Egad you've slipped one in whilst I wasn't looking. So this is where you have been hiding your light under a bushel; awesome work to say the least.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Lol. Way with words, Black. You've definitely a way with words. .


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And thank you, Vik. I like it too.

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You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Oozing Plague Marine Terminator





Las Vegas, Nevada

Allright. I know I haven't posted in a while but I have been very busy here on the hobby front.

Whilst working on the Warlord a few things were asked of me to construct. I will show one of them now. But first minor update on the warlord.




This shot shows a few of the masters made for detail. I had decided a while back that in order to do this project all resin cast and such that some detail would have to be one piece flat molds for application to the main body parts. The pelvis proved to be no exception and as such above are the masters for the toe bottoms and pelvic side plates. And of course the pelvis itself. While I have in fact made some of these molds already, sadly, the pelvis calf and thigh are not amongst those molds....


But below is a shot of casting progress as such. Almost four complete lower halves done and ready to be assembled. This will be a complete set of four lowers in about two weeks.....




And now as to why I am behind the arbitrary and totally unbinding timetable I irresponsibly, and inevitably, set for myself. The Void Shield Generator.

I should mention that I have decided that no matter what I make and for whom I make it I will always mold and cast the item. This is because, if you've followed anything I've show in my threads you'll already know this, I never get to have one of something I've made
16 warhounds three reavers, 6 thunder hawks and various other minor projects and I have only three warhounds for myself. Those are plastic though and I doubt I ever would have made molds for those complex models but I am in fact always going to from now on. So maybe in the future I can grow more warhounds....

Anyway.....

The void shield generator:























Plea see ignore the black resin gears as their color is the result of being cast during completion of another non-sequiter project as a means to reduce wasting resin.

Well so over the last week I have completed a lot. All lower body parts for the warlord are done, excepting only the greaves and thigh armour. And soon those will be done. As well, molds for the leg parts. And a VSG. In rather good time, I think. I am way ahead of schedule on the warlord overall. A little under two months and two thirds of the way there by loose estimations.

I will begin to have more updates shortly and more often as funds for a continuance of construction have been allotted and issued and all other projects are currently complete.


Ok, that's a lie. I have three other projects going as well. More on that later....

Thanks for reading.....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

Alright, a few questions; are you duplicating the FW Warlord or is this a design of your own as I see great similarity in some parts e.g. the feet and toes but there are other parts I do not recognize?

Second, When I build my Warlord I kinda winged it proportion-wise and then added the detail but it seems you must have a master drawn plan so all this highly detailed work will mesh together when assembled; can we see the drawn overall plan?

Third and this is more of an observation than a question; the last image you posted shows four "gears" meshed together but as they all interlock with each other, how can they turn if in fact they are meant to turn assuming the laws of mechanics still apply in the 401st century?


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Whoops BTW, outstanding job so far; you've set the scratchbuilding bar a level of magnitude higher.

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Pittsburgh PA, USA

Holy gak balls man. That is fan freaking tastic

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Thank you both.

I am trying very hard to reach professional production levels here...


As for the warlord master plans, yes, there is one. Unfortunately it is all in my head at the moment. I will endeavor to draw something up for you...

Meanwhile:




The assembled product is upside down. In case you were confused. I was after I saw the posting in preview....

Dreadnaught Drop Pod in bound, boys..... Look out below....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

your plastruct fu is unreal!

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


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Pittsburgh PA, USA

Graven is putting it mildly. It's amazing.

I'm really interested in see your work on the dread-pod. I have a hard time justifying buying the forgeworld one.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

I would too. My estimations are 40 in materials and that's having molds to make many of them. Of course I don't have a vacuum chamber so mine may resemble fail-cast but so does my VSG and she will paint just freaking fine.....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Well there's 4 hours gone...




You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Troutdale, Oregon

I like to imagine you are a one man factory and your front yard is full of titans like the neighbor with the garden gnomes. Awesome work.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Thanks, Jabba. And Monday a new 10lb bucket o silicone arrives for the warlord project. So stay tuned...


However, I have no intentions of leaving any of my four as yet incomplete warlords on the lawn.


You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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[DCM]
Fear no evil, fear no death.






Holy cow. The level of detail is higher than the actual kits.

My mostly terrain and Sons of Orar blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/568699.page#6349942
 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Ummm, yeah, gonna disagree there but thanks anyway stormwall...

I like compliments but I don't 3d print my stuff....

Anyway, more drop pod wip pics:

I wanted a pod similar in diameter to the standard for the dreadnaught. And a little taller. I like these dimensions a lot....




And still not finished here. Have to add a gak ton more greebly work.....


You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
Made in us
Oozing Plague Marine Terminator





Las Vegas, Nevada

Ah, yes, work resumes. I love that feeling.

Still on about a dreadnaught drop pod. So without further ado, onto the progress.


Above - first two molds, both perfect. First two castings. Also both perfect



Mold for the upright structural columns. Also perfect mold with first three casting perfect, as well.



Making this door is gonna suck.....



Framing in is going well. Fits fine in all three door frames..

Is that the right phrase? Door frame?



Nice fit.....




Can't wait to see this plan come together....



Thoughts? Questions, comments?


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You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i love working angles...when all fits together...that´s indeed a very satisfying feeling!

all that casted and forged stuff of yours is again pure eye candy!!!

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

I'm unfamiliar with the employment roll drop pods play in the 40K game but I assume they have defensive capabilities and come in different sizes but basically the same shape?

So what you are building now is the prototype of the four foot tall drop pod you plan for the Warlord Titan? (Just going by the headline /title of this thread )

Which will serve as a playable game piece and a display case?

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Pittsburgh PA, USA

@Black Adder - first, love the T-Hawk Thread. Second, it allows you to drop your unit (in theory) anywhere on the board in the opening turns, as side from it foot stomping it into the game.

@Max - I love your design brother

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Sunny SoCal

I have watched this thread for years. For the record, I still find your skill with plasticard offensive.

   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 MajorTom11 wrote:
I have watched this thread for years. For the record, I still find your skill with plasticard offensive.


Yeah, I second that.

 Master Azalle wrote:
@Black Adder - first, love the T-Hawk Thread. Second, it allows you to drop your unit (in theory) anywhere on the board in the opening turns, as side from it foot stomping it into the game.


Interesting, so is the pod vulnerable to enemy fire when it is dropping or does it just land unannounced?

(Yeah I could look it up in the rule books but asking is easier. )

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Pittsburgh PA, USA

If your opponent's army has a unit that has the "Interceptor" special rule, you can fire as the arrive.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Viktor von Domm wrote:i love working angles...when all fits together...that´s indeed a very satisfying feeling!

all that casted and forged stuff of yours is again pure eye candy!!!


Thank you, Vik....

The_Blackadder wrote:I'm unfamiliar with the employment roll drop pods play in the 40K game but I assume they have defensive capabilities and come in different sizes but basically the same shape?

So what you are building now is the prototype of the four foot tall drop pod you plan for the Warlord Titan? (Just going by the headline /title of this thread )

Which will serve as a playable game piece and a display case?


If someone devises a way to drop a 30 story war machine into battle from orbit I wanna see that...

Master Azalle wrote:@Black Adder - first, love the T-Hawk Thread. Second, it allows you to drop your unit (in theory) anywhere on the board in the opening turns, as side from it foot stomping it into the game.

@Max - I love your design brother


Thank you, Master....

MajorTom11 wrote:I have watched this thread for years. For the record, I still find your skill with plasticard offensive.


I find the use of the word "offensive" to be strangely complimentary. Thank you, Major....


So.... no updates tonight but probably Sunday afternoon I will have all the molds done and a few of them made....

So stay tuned....

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You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 mxwllmdr wrote:

The_Blackadder wrote:I'm unfamiliar with the employment roll drop pods play in the 40K game but I assume they have defensive capabilities and come in different sizes but basically the same shape?

So what you are building now is the prototype of the four foot tall drop pod you plan for the Warlord Titan? (Just going by the headline /title of this thread )

Which will serve as a playable game piece and a display case?


If someone devises a way to drop a 30 story war machine into battle from orbit I wanna see that...


One has to assume miles long 40K Starship transports are too large to land and an image I saw years ago depicted a Warlord Titan hangar bay aboard such a transport so there must be a way to convey them to the surface of a contested planet ergo drop pods. Four feet high would be a pretty good estimation of a scale Titan Drop Pod.

Hey, what do I know?

BTW I also took Major's ironical usage of the word "Offensive" as supremely complimentary; that's why I seconded it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

You know a whole crapload, to be honest. I think actually that a warlord drop pod for a titan is probably not an untoward idea it's just that the structural integrity would have to survive the equivalent of a meteor striking the surface of the planet. How do you pad effectively a hundreds of millions of tons steel bipedal against that force?

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Rugby

Loveing your work. Those cast are really impressive.
   
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The Great Satan (East Coast)

 mxwllmdr wrote:
...................... How do you pad effectively a hundreds of millions of tons steel bipedal against that force?


Since terminal velocity is pretty much a surface phenomenon we cannot rely on drag to slow the capsule down significantly plus the ablation shield would have to be a significant percentage of the total mass of the pod; drogue chutes are likewise ineffective except in the final stage of descent so therefore retro rocket type devices might seem the way to go but the 40K technology implies much more. Considering the FTL capabilities of the 40K spacecraft I presume they have a way to nullify gravity or even possess the capability of producing anti-gravity so the endemic weight (sic) is zero or less. The employment of these devices could allow the pod to descend with the grace of a soap bubble.

Tada!

Of course with the same anti-gravity capability by just focusing the device on the enemy could rocket them kit and caboodle into space just as easily thereby rendering the whole concept of ground warfare hopelessly anachronistic and the 40K universe moot............

Never mind.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Lol.... you slay me, Black.....

You are waaaaay beyond crazy my friend -DSteingass
Yes, everything that changes the entire fething world is overrated..... - DSteingass
...yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose..Viktor Von Domm
...they put Space Marines in tin cans and drop them from orbit, I don't think fuel consumption or aerodynamics is a concern - DSteingass
I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
 
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