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post #101 of 368 (permalink) Old 08-16-17, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Sub Floor Supports:

Once again building these behemoths requires a bit of a nod to engineering. Many of the God Machines I've reviewed have ignored the support of the massive superstructure as if a paper thin floor is all that is required to support the crenelations, Gothic ramparts, turrets and spires. A few acknowledged the massive weigh of these edifices. It is those I have picked and chose the most interesting features to incorporate into my model

http://i.imgur.com/DoKQ2lo.jpg


These images show the construction of what I call 'flying corbels' a structure unnamed in architecture but a fitting counterpoint to the Medieval invention named 'flying buttresses' prominent in the cathedrals of the middle ages.

http://i.imgur.com/ANH4FjA.jpg


Mine will be light airy structures that belie their intended purpose. the basic structure 0.040" skin over 0.50" inch square tubing. The end pieces and the 'U' shaped cutouts are skinned with 0.020" sheet styrene.

http://i.imgur.com/PWd1veC.jpg


Finally the edges of the skins are accented with 0.040 Sq strips for the 'U' Channel and 0.040 by 0.060 rectangular strips for the lower edge trim. shown inverted in the image below.

http://i.imgur.com/F5ORb2q.jpg


Now we are ready for the pizzazz.
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Disaster:

While attaching the new part disaster struck and the whole assembly toppled off of the display console five feet to the floor first falling on my work desk. The whole thing shattered into half a dozen pieces on the desk and floor and I feared for the worst

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


But inspection revealed no damage done to any of the discrete pieces and the titan readily reassembled none the worse for the experience.

So here's a closeup of the new piece in approximately the finished location. the legs may have to be shortened.

http://i.imgur.com/4JQGKqu.jpg


This piece relies on the CoD Manufactorum railings for the detail so far. More yet to come and of course I need to make another one.
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The God Machine Arises:

Sorry to be so self indulgent but this is coming out much better than I expected.

http://i.imgur.com/2fgqC8V.jpg



In the beginning I had shall we say neutral enthusiasm for the project because when finished (If Successful I must add) it would relegate My Luteus Vexant to second place.

http://i.imgur.com/wjuXm4I.jpg


Now with a clear idea of how to build the chest area everything is falling into place and with both hanging buttresses in place the true width of the chest becomes apparent.

http://i.imgur.com/kzpAMd2.jpg


In point of fact this beastie has wormed it's way into my heart and I am beginning to regret compromising on the hip structure.

Tonight I am going to start on the superstructure platform which will support the Cathedral-like top hamper

http://i.imgur.com/QX9aTK8.jpg


And tomorrow I have to make a Hobby run for more 1/2 inch square square tubing.
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That looks amazing so far.
Really enjoying keeping track of this.

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Thanks for the reply.

Once again serendipity:

rears it's head. The "Hanging Butresses have structures that I suppose reinforce the arches and perhaps act as drains or down spouts. A large central one and two secondary on the wings. Inspecting my CoD bitz for inspiration I found the bas-relief tech priests on either side of the gothic arch windows made ideal. accents for these structures.

http://i.imgur.com/ZHOW76K.jpg


I used a razor saw to fine cut the figures from the window frames by first cutting off the square beam, then the footing course, finally the figures from the remainder. I discarded the the excess of the top and sanded the back side smooth. I then glued the figure to 3/8th inch square tubing (9.5 MM)

http://i.imgur.com/KBJU3Wk.jpg


I still haven't decided how long to make these so for now I'll just make all four and adjust the length at another time after I make the inverted square spires.

But as you can see, blind luck has favored The Blackadder. :D
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... the bas-relief tech priests on either side of the gothic arch windows made ideal. accents for these structures.
They really make the structure look like it's a massive pillar.

Huzzah for chance greebling.
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Hanging Buttresses Update.....

Busy work, not much to say as everything should be self-evident except the image is upside down for clarity. :D


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Completed Basic Buttress:

With end piece inverted pyramids completed

http://i.imgur.com/1yit1WN.jpg


We are now ready to address the deck.

The deck will be a rectangle 17 X 24 inches (43 X 61 CM)
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