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Made in gb
Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot






UK

Hi all.

I am just about to start building a titan from scratch. It will be my first attempt at such a thing. I was wondering if any body has some good tips for scratch building i.e. best materials etc.

You can find the template I am using at http://www.build-40k.com/

Thanks for looking.

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





South Africa

THANK YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR THEM FOR A LONG TIME!

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Gargantuan Gargant





North Charleston, SC

I'm a huge fan of jsvironfurnace's guides - pretty accurate templates and all the notes and reference pictures you need, but nothing more. For material, I'd highly recommend plasticard for the final build (styrene "for sale" signs are a huge money-saver, if you can find them), but printing out a second copy of the templates and playing around with scrap cardboard first is a solid practice.

I've done two partial builds of his plans (Warhound and Baneblade) in cardboard and it really does help. I was able to figure out the best way to go about assembling the fiddly bits, which parts I wanted to modify, which parts simply didn't work (there will only be a few, thankfully), etc. and it cost me nothing. Now, my third build is going unbelievably smoothly, as will, I believe, my return to the first two trial projects, in plastic.

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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot






UK

oadie wrote:I'm a huge fan of jsvironfurnace's guides - pretty accurate templates and all the notes and reference pictures you need, but nothing more. For material, I'd highly recommend plasticard for the final build (styrene "for sale" signs are a huge money-saver, if you can find them), but printing out a second copy of the templates and playing around with scrap cardboard first is a solid practice.

I've done two partial builds of his plans (Warhound and Baneblade) in cardboard and it really does help. I was able to figure out the best way to go about assembling the fiddly bits, which parts I wanted to modify, which parts simply didn't work (there will only be a few, thankfully), etc. and it cost me nothing. Now, my third build is going unbelievably smoothly, as will, I believe, my return to the first two trial projects, in plastic.
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Thanks for the tips. What have you used for the pistions? from looking through th eplans they seem to be the only parts missing.

My own chapoter, The Broken Swords. Almost a full company.

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Made in za
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





South Africa

putting this Tutorial that you gave too us all to share to use now!

Shadow Legion's lost warmachine http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/382008.page

2750 point - Space marine
750 point - Ork
1250 point - Wood Elves
750 point Brettonia
 
   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot






UK

Will add some pics when i have a few bits assembled.

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1500

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Made in za
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





South Africa

Take a look here to see what I'm doing with these templets and tutorials http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/382008.page#3051973 once again THANK YOU!

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Shadow Legion's lost warmachine http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/382008.page

2750 point - Space marine
750 point - Ork
1250 point - Wood Elves
750 point Brettonia
 
   
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North Charleston, SC

Godeth wrote:What have you used for the pistions? from looking through th eplans they seem to be the only parts missing.
It's like the PVC pipe used for the joints - since it's a prefabricated piece, you just cut to length. He gives measurements for the joints because they don't vary with position, but the pistons do. All it takes is shoving a bit of rod in a bit of tube, really, and cutting to length. I used polystyrene tube and rod, but you can use pen tubes, toothpicks, dowels, wire... whatever gets the job done. Come to think of it, the "rod in tube" arrangement won't move, so it's really just to help with alignment. If you're careful to make clean, perpendicular cuts, you can get by with two different sizes of rod.

The Dreadnote wrote:But the Emperor already has a shrine, in the form of your local Games Workshop. You honour him by sacrificing your money to the plastic effigies of his warriors. In time, your devotion will be rewarded with the gift of having even more effigies to worship.
 
   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot






UK

oadie wrote:
Godeth wrote:What have you used for the pistions? from looking through th eplans they seem to be the only parts missing.
It's like the PVC pipe used for the joints - since it's a prefabricated piece, you just cut to length. He gives measurements for the joints because they don't vary with position, but the pistons do. All it takes is shoving a bit of rod in a bit of tube, really, and cutting to length. I used polystyrene tube and rod, but you can use pen tubes, toothpicks, dowels, wire... whatever gets the job done. Come to think of it, the "rod in tube" arrangement won't move, so it's really just to help with alignment. If you're careful to make clean, perpendicular cuts, you can get by with two different sizes of rod.




Thanks for the advice.

My own chapoter, The Broken Swords. Almost a full company.

1500

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