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So is that a solid lump of styrene now?




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
So is that a solid lump of styrene now?



Yeah, about 13 ounces.

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WOW.

I would have shaped it out in foam and coated it in styrene. Or maybe used Sintra board. You really are going all out on this thing, hat off to you sir.



 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
WOW.

I would have shaped it out in foam and coated it in styrene. Or maybe used Sintra board. You really are going all out on this thing, hat off to you sir.


I'm not sure how to do that carving it out of foam would be a cinch but I've yet to find a mouldable styrene; if you have a source I would appreciate knowing of it.

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I have had some success with heat treating styrene sheet material, I have shaped sheet material up to 2mm (80 thou) thick with care and a former, like a foam sculpted head and some time and care you could do it.

Please excuse, but here are a couple examples....

Spoiler:


bonnet(hood) and rear mud guard both from 2mm styrene sheet from Evergreen. Admittedly small scale.

And...

Airship has a internal frame work, then "skinned" the outside with 1mm (40 thou) Sheet material from various sources. I was going for rinkled unfortunately, but with care and patience smooth is possible.

And a bit more accurate..

All body panels and curves you see are formed from 1.5mm(60 thou) styrene sheet. The canvas is 1mm (40 thou) one sheet.


If you would like me to remove my shameless plug from your blog, please just ask. Only put it here by way of example. A heat gun or as in my case a Kitchen Blowtorch, genly heating a little at a time makes it malleable enough to "stretch" and shape it. Maybe something to consider as you get further in the build. The extreme end of this would be when I reshaped a piece of pvc gutter with a heat gun, to form a channel for a sliding door.

I would like to add a disclaimer here, heat treating plastic with a blowtorch is not recommended unless you are a competent individual and take proper safety precautions.

Just hope it helps.

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And by competent he doesn't mean two martinis instead of three .

Looks awesome, will you be lighting this one up?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
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First and Second Contour Cuts:

Most of which are done on a stationary belt sander.

http://i.imgur.com/7RO8KiC.jpg


One more preliminary contour cut to make.....

http://i.imgur.com/SVQpT3F.jpg


The sides have to be rough sanded at about 45° before the finishing contour sanding.

http://i.imgur.com/VYPbiO9.jpg

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Denmark

Looking good so far
   
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I don,'t think I could get the angles done properly like that.. Amazing control.

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Thanks for the replies,

Rough Shaping:

Final rough shaping involves truing up the block to 90° then cutting a 45° bevel each side and finally two 22.5° bevels each side on top and sides.

http://i.imgur.com/9DUyTiT.jpg


Next (and this is the tricky part because it takes a bit of an eye for roundness) sanding off the excess in a controlled arc movement on the sanding belt.

http://i.imgur.com/bdNKxBZ.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/8vAqAXM.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/W0ZiUMI.jpg


so the helmet has a slightly flattened ovoid shape in cross section.

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Like I said.. amazing control! I wouldn't be able to pull that off.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Hererford, leo

Looks reminisce of alien.

 
   
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Like I said.. amazing control! I wouldn't be able to pull that off.


The right tools might make all the difference for you

Looks reminisce of alien.


If it looked reminiscent of the subject at hand I would be more satisfied.




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Beautiful work. How polished a finish will you go for?



 
   
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Incredible! I can only begin to imagine how you'll proceed from here!

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 The_Blackadder wrote:
Like I said.. amazing control! I wouldn't be able to pull that off.


The right tools might make all the difference for you


Probably; I'm assuming a belt sander would be a good start. For now, I'll just enjoy the pretty pictures

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Basic Helmet and Head

Well it took far more time than I thought but I do finally have the basic helmet cut to size.


http://i.imgur.com/P1eCper.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/fNkomQv.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/J6b7rWg.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/5egDBeZ.jpg


The rear view shows how much I cut out of the interior so I can add the under helmet detail when the cockpit is complete. I may still remove a lot of the inside material but for now it's sufficient as the helmet is as fragile as an eggshell with out it's interior framing.


http://i.imgur.com/n4znz4T.png


BTW you may have noticed the background image. This is what I am hoping the finished Titan will look like but leaner and longer legs.


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Looking good. Won't the back of the helmet tilt up too much if the titan is looking down?

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Wow. I love this!
   
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 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking good. Won't the back of the helmet tilt up too much if the titan is looking down?


I still have a minimum of 1/4 inch to shorten the helmet, it's easier to cut off than to add on. Right now I don't know where the head will situate on the chest plate.

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That is awesome. Even smoother and better than I thought it would look.


and death to auto append

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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 The_Blackadder wrote:
 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking good. Won't the back of the helmet tilt up too much if the titan is looking down?


I still have a minimum of 1/4 inch to shorten the helmet, it's easier to cut off than to add on. Right now I don't know where the head will situate on the chest plate.


Makes sense, still curious to see how it'll all fit together I can't 'see' it yet in my head

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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 CommissarKhaine wrote:
 The_Blackadder wrote:
 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking good. Won't the back of the helmet tilt up too much if the titan is looking down?


I still have a minimum of 1/4 inch to shorten the helmet, it's easier to cut off than to add on. Right now I don't know where the head will situate on the chest plate.


Makes sense, still curious to see how it'll all fit together I can't 'see' it yet in my head


Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, neither can I.

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So since the helmet looks too small for a seated crew, will the head just be more of a sensor suite and the crew be located elsewhere? If so will the pilot be a living and moving person or will he be in one of the tanks they describe in some of the books where they float in an almost amniotic fluid?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
So since the helmet looks too small for a seated crew, will the head just be more of a sensor suite and the crew be located elsewhere? If so will the pilot be a living and moving person or will he be in one of the tanks they describe in some of the books where they float in an almost amniotic fluid?


Good question; I naturally assumed my Warlord crew would fit into an Imperator head but never really checked so while I'm waiting to complete the face shield I just tried them for size.....

There's plenty of room; even for a Princep and a few attendees And a cadre of Tech Priests as well.

http://i.imgur.com/Hgx7B75.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/ApSGtc4.jpg


BTW The helmet alone when finished will be as big as the entire Warlord head.

It's Yuge!

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* This is totally not a spam message to interupt the auto-append system *

(Also, keep up the good work!)
   
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Suffice it to say I am not happy how this helmet is turning out so I am revamping it. Update coming soon.

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hopefully not because of my comment. Now that a mini is next to it, t is definitely large enough. What exactly is setting it off for you?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Bold move. I can only applaud your dedication, considering the work you put into it. What was wrong with it?

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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The scale of this project, man, it's inspiring to say the least. That reference image is quite something too...it's remarkably well scaled. I had to take a second look, actually. So many parts and pieces are the actual GW kits-makes it easier to imagine the size of this beast. (or at least the artist's view of it)

I'm also curious if you plan to do the quad-laser ball turrets in the shins? Interesting concept (to me, at leat )

keep up the awesome work!

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