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Hmm, a Land Speeder might be fitting. I remember the old Titans could have some sort of Land Speeder unit which functioned as a spotter of a sorts.

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Malika2 wrote:Hmm, a Land Speeder might be fitting. I remember the old Titans could have some sort of Land Speeder unit which functioned as a spotter of a sorts.


Orlanth was commenting on this a bit before. Does anyone know where the rules for things like this were? Adeptus Titanicus? While I expect I will normally play this as either a Warlord or Reaver I would like to come up with an Apocalypse Datasheet that captures some of the unique features.
   
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Land speeder for indirect fire spotting.

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Maybe you could use them as an Anti-Air platform?

If Hydras would fit of course

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Disjointed Entity wrote:Maybe you could use them as an Anti-Air platform?

If Hydras would fit of course


Yeah that was a fourth option I forgot to mention earlier. I think a typical hydra would be too large. I was actually thinking of buying and modifying some forgeworld Sabre defence platforms.


Heavy stubber isn't the best anti air weapon but the quad barrels fits well.


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OK - Here is the assembled main superstructure:


Frontal view. It looks a little crooked probably because the legs are not fully glued yet.


Side View - the leg pistons are showing a little twist but those are easy to straighten out

Ah lets see if he is ready for his first steps:


Here is a closeup of the back:


And here is a closeup of the current Apocalypse Missile Launcher Design:

Any thoughts on how this looks?

So that is the super structure. I still have to get the top deck of the Command Bridge finished and that will have a second carapace weapon mount. I think I am going to take a little break from this to gather my thoughts on how to do the detailing. I will probably move from area to area inside and then I am still thinking about the head and that will kind of dictate the theme of the rest of the outside. My first and main army is Dark Angels so I am still leaning to a Lion theme and the name "Vengeance of Caliban" Not sure how there were enough people around to build this after Caliban was destroyed (or where or how for that matter), Maybe it was squirreled away somewhere in the chunk of Caliban that became the Rock. Anyway, hope you enjoy.

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You sir, are an engineering god. A "Machine God" if you will. I continue to be amazed at what you do with styrene and a few kit bits. The launcher is looking good, the whole outline of the titan is coming together nicely.

One thing bothers me though. Even though the DA are your main army, it might be overkill to "give them" this titan.
You could possibly link it to them, by including a DA senior officer on the command deck, but keeping an IG general or such as the central figure?
This way you also get a sort of "council of war" feel to the whole thing, which could be really cool... Just me brainstorming, take from it what you will.

Again, excellent excellent work. Still two-three weeks till I´m back to modeling.

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This is pure hobby goodnes

   
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This is pure awesomeness! By the way, what kind of head will it get?

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Malika2 wrote:This is pure awesomeness! By the way, what kind of head will it get?


Still undecided, leaning towards a lion head but I have no idea how I would actually make it.


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Xanthos wrote:
One thing bothers me though. Even though the DA are your main army, it might be overkill to "give them" this titan.
You could possibly link it to them, by including a DA senior officer on the command deck, but keeping an IG general or such as the central figure?
This way you also get a sort of "council of war" feel to the whole thing, which could be really cool... Just me brainstorming, take from it what you will.


A lot of why I was leaning this way is that I have plenty of Dark Angel bits and pieces lying around that I could use for detailing. I might have to sketchup a few ideas.

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ptlangley wrote:
Malika2 wrote:Hmm, a Land Speeder might be fitting. I remember the old Titans could have some sort of Land Speeder unit which functioned as a spotter of a sorts.


Orlanth was commenting on this a bit before. Does anyone know where the rules for things like this were? Adeptus Titanicus? While I expect I will normally play this as either a Warlord or Reaver I would like to come up with an Apocalypse Datasheet that captures some of the unique features.


The rules for the landspeeder landing pad may have been in a White Dwarf in the 100 series. The rules were something along the line of the titan bringing along a land speeder, and if it was still alive and had LOS to the target then the titan got to-hit bonuses.

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Flinty wrote:
ptlangley wrote:
Malika2 wrote:Hmm, a Land Speeder might be fitting. I remember the old Titans could have some sort of Land Speeder unit which functioned as a spotter of a sorts.


Orlanth was commenting on this a bit before. Does anyone know where the rules for things like this were? Adeptus Titanicus? While I expect I will normally play this as either a Warlord or Reaver I would like to come up with an Apocalypse Datasheet that captures some of the unique features.


The rules for the landspeeder landing pad may have been in a White Dwarf in the 100 series. The rules were something along the line of the titan bringing along a land speeder, and if it was still alive and had LOS to the target then the titan got to-hit bonuses.


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first of all i'd like to tell you how much i'm impressed by this project.
regarding the landing pad for e.g. landspeeders .... - my titan does also have one that i simply use as landingpad within the protection of the titans shields. this means, that in battle it simply carries a landspeeder that starts to strike, when there's a need to. when it is on the pad, it can not be attacked directly.
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regarding your background. what about simply assuming, that the titna is a IG one, but was somehow decorated over and over with DA-stuff to honor this chapter because of e.g. some special events from the past ... ?! ... than you could add all the DA-stuff, but still keep it fluffy ?! ...
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But erm...the Imperial Guard and the Space Marines don't own Titans... Maybe it's Legion has been fighting alongside the Dark Angels every since the Great Crusade and that the Titan has a few of these decoration to show it's alliance?

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Hi

Looks really good - I particularly like how you still have all the posable actuation so that it looks very realistic when you pose it moving.

Everything looks nice to me except the land raider parts - at the moment they look too much like parts ripped from a kit whereas everything else looks like it is meant to be there. May be different when its done though.

Keep it up - love how you've done it!

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This is frigging genius...

That's all I can say.

Oh yeah, I love the fact that it can be re positioned

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All I gotta say is wow, pretty indepth titan, with working legs to boot. Probably the best scratch built imperial I've seen to day. I am going to keep an eye on this thread. I've always want to build on myself but the sheer magnitude of thinking and designing involve often through me off before I could start. You've rekindle that desire to build one again.

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Wow, very well engineered, looks great! now if only you could make it walk by itself...

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HEY! that was not my own poop. that would be discusting. i love this progect, my only problem is, how are you gona deal with the paint scraching of the multitude of joints onece it finished?

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I dunno...

ptlangley wrote:

Yeah that was a fourth option I forgot to mention earlier. I think a typical hydra would be too large. I was actually thinking of buying and modifying some forgeworld Sabre defence platforms.


Heavy stubber isn't the best anti air weapon but the quad barrels fits well.


Try these then:

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Sabre w/ Autocannons

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Sabre w/ Lascannons


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diablarist wrote:HEY! that was not my own poop. that would be discusting. i love this progect, my only problem is, how are you gona deal with the paint scraching of the multitude of joints onece it finished?


Probably the same way I handle that with all my other models... never paint them. I will do some testing to see what I can or can't do. If I can't resolve it then I will have to glue it in a final pose before painting. Fortunately, all the the pistons can be broken down into separate parts and painted and dried separately. I think it could be painted and lubricated (teflon spray perhaps) such that the paint won't scratch off. It is also possible that the internal portion of the pistons could be changed to a metal/or metallic looking plastic tube.


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P4NC4K3 The autocannon or lascannon would definitely be more effective but I don't like the dual barrel as much a quad, like a WW2 Battleship



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Simply the best scratchbuild titan I have ever seen. I mean it moves! pure awesome
   
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As for those turrets, I think some of the new Planetside (or whatever its called) kits seem to have this dual twin linked autocannon (four autocannons) which would probably fit on that platform!

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Malika2 wrote:As for those turrets, I think some of the new Planetside (or whatever its called) kits seem to have this dual twin linked autocannon (four autocannons) which would probably fit on that platform!


I haven't seen a good picture of the weapons platforms yet but I will definitely hold off on that part until those platforms come out.
   
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Well I have been taking a little break from this before I move into phase 2... detailing. I am also trying to get some supplies together.

Tonight I put together an order for LED lights and I did a little test for a console screen.



So I ordered about 2 dozen LEDs to light this up. I think it should be pretty straight forward but I haven't ever wired anything up so anything is possible. The LEDs are pre wired with inline resistors for use with a 9V battery. I still need to get some electrical switches.

The general plan is to do some indirect lighting in most of the compartments with lit consoles in the head (whenever I figure that out) and bridge. I got a little something special for the reactor and the weapon deck. THe last big part will be to light up void shield Generators on a series of piano switches so I can keep up with how many are active.

I am also probably going to get some resin casting supplies so that I can add that to my repertoire. I would love to get a vacuum pump but it looks like it would take about $1k to get a decent system. I am thinking about rigging up my vacuum or perhaps an aspirator. Anyone out there have any advice regarding how good of a vacuum is necessary to decent casting? If I do that I can make some sample consoles and the void shield generators and then stick them all over the model.
   
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I have never seen anyone do a display that way, awesome!

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It's just awesomeness.

I can hardly wait to see it done!!!

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The LEDs came in, I haven't played with them yet but they look pretty cool. They are prewired/resistored for 9V battery so I am hoping it will be pretty straight forward once I figure out where the wires have to run. It may be a trick to connectorize some of the removable pieces.

So I am starting to layout the bridge:


So that is labeled with the major stations. Tonight I cut out the front door. I have some old Rhino doors that I will dress up a bit, hinge and use. This would allow personnel to move to the top of the titan to what I am going to call the observation deck and to man the AA gun, whenever I figure out what I am going to do with that.

I am going to have a targetting periscope, and some sad sap dancing with the one eyed lady.

There will be a small platform for the commander and a couple of advisors to hang out on. To their left will be a full sized status board showing the titan and on the right will be a comms and navigation station.

Here is an isometric view:


There are two ladders one on either side that go down to the transport spaces.

Above the bridge will be a magnetized weapon mount. This will be for the second carapace weapon so I have the option to play it as a warlord Titan.
   
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The amount of planning and even visualizing those plans is ... well off the hook. This project is pretty awesome so far and I think everybody here is looking forward to more progress!!
   
 
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