So with all my friends having super heavy apocalypse pieces, I decided to begin a somewhat ambitious project...
Those would be the legs to a scratchbuilt warhound titan, the forgeworld ones are a little over budget at the moment and I like crafting anyways. The end goal is to scratchbuild a warlord titan, but I've never scratch built anything so this guy is a practice piece. Since he's just practice, he's being made from cardboard and pvc. So far it has been a pretty steep learning curve, with lessons being learned after its too late to go back and fix things. For example, the pvc joint sizes listed in the template are a little bit too small in my opinion and trying to join cardboard to them is a terribly hard process.
Here's a sideview that kind of shows what I mean-
Overall its been a pretty time intensive process, with lots of points where it seems like things aren't going to work. Once the main structure is complete, I'm going to be spending a lot of time detailing since the template is pretty bare. I'm definitely glad my friend who plays vanilla marines was here working on his own. His army will be fighting alongside mine in our apocalypse battle and it looks like we will both be fielding our warhounds.
Here's our chicken legs next to each other (his are on the left), it looks like mine will be the shorter one.
I will also be trying to install LED's in the titan, which will be another first for me. I bought green and red LED's with the plan of making the "eyes" green and the weapons red, all powered by 4 AA batteries hidden in the main hull somewhere.
I'm going to try and take more pictures as I go in hopes that it will help anyone else that wants to build one of these guys.