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post #111 of 383 (permalink) Old 08-23-17, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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The Emperor Has Entered The Third Dimension:

With the realization that not much more could be done with a two dimensional chest I made allowances for a more robust facade.

http://i.imgur.com/oA6FQue.jpg


The Buttresses installed (albeit held in place with hemostats) with allowances for positioning I will be proceeding with the cutting in of the superstructure deck.

http://i.imgur.com/LA6cK9s.jpg


my mind's eye has main gun arms and supports engineering, command decks, and all important altars to the Ominissiah Machine God and suitable Tech Priests to carry out the requisite ritual.

Onward and upward the superstructure is nascent in my brain.
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The Deck, Another Milestone:

17 inches by 24 (43 CM by 61 CM) a six dollar piece of styrene that will ultimately be covered up....

http://i.imgur.com/0k7SyMj.jpg


but necessary if I want to glue my superstructure to it.

(Warning: Frontal Nudity) :D
http://i.imgur.com/TTeqMjx.jpg


It all has to be of extremely light weight.

http://i.imgur.com/bxh3yFV.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/pOH8B1v.jpg
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Now It Can Be Told.

I finally managed to isolate a decent image from the video model I've been working from. As you can see I've followed the concept rather closely but installed a few of my own and others ideas. Such as a different 'head' and raising the head off the waist plate; in this case about 4 inches (10 CM)

I like the idea of the Imperial Eagle wing in the buttress but that may be a late add on. Right now I am working on the deck. Where the artist uses corbel to support the front edge I shall be using PVC 'cove' moulding. Enhanced with strip styrene trim; you'll get the idea once I start the process.......

http://i.imgur.com/0XAxJDy.jpg


Laters, I'm off to cut the second course.

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Now this raises an interesting point regarding Forgeworld discrimination. To date there are five resin Titans in the Imperium of Man; Mars and Lucius. Two in Chaos (also men technically) I myself am waiting for a Chaos Warlord before I plunk down my hard earned shekels. One rather fey Eldar Titan Warhound equivalent and a Ork Gargant, also Warhound size, and a rather blandly designed Necron Titan which is more properly a tank. Why is FW ignoring the proponents of other Galactic races whilst doting on the armies of the backwater Third Rock from the Sun? I claim Galactic racial bias, shame on you FW.

From a selfish standpoint I want an interesting 'Emperor' equivalent for one of the other interstellar races to model because where do I go from here after I finish this Titan. And it has to be ambulatory.

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Massive:

One of the problems I notice about many scratchbuilds is the author does not build massive enough. Particularly floors, walls, hydraulic cylinders/pistons and in this case the DECK.

My deck right now is 19,44 MM (A skosh over 49/64 inch) thick; about 4 feet 8 inches thick. Still seems rather thin to me but I still have to add the bulwarks which will double the thickness in appearance at least.

http://i.imgur.com/2FT99sf.jpg


The quarter view shows the depth of the model which suits my eye for the time being.

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


And the side view shows I need to increase the rear overhang by about 25 scale feet. to allow for the main Cathedral/Fortification

http://i.imgur.com/fk8jegb.jpg


Omnissiah bless me.
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Originally I was going to skin the bottom of the deck with 0.040inch (1,0 MM) sheet styrene but to lose all this gratis detail would be a crime. The honeycomb pattern I believe will look phenomenal especially when picked out with Ad Mech paraphernalia plus giving a ready base for Gothic substructure.

http://i.imgur.com/MvSu8xJ.jpg


I've used about all of the 2 foot by 4 foot panel with barely enough left for my proposed interior wall structure.

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


A wise investment indeed.
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Surely the mechanicum would have mitred corners??
Not necessary, each corner has a octagon shaped pilbox so I need only cut off the excess once the glue has dried. Incidentally and thanks for reminding me I need to make these rhombus shape structures removable to prevent damage when the Titan is disassembled.







And an interior shot of the Emperor Titan War Room



Incidentally this is an excellent video showing an Emperor Titan in motion:

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Skitarii Not Included:

My loyal readers must be getting tired of what looks like virtually the same images but trust me there is a lot of work that goes into the interim between sets of images.

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


Plus this [email protected]$tard just looks so GD cool between shots I just can't help taking photos.

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


It makes me regret taking so long to begin working on a God Machine.

http://i.imgur.com/INc4qXz.jpg


Lots of people had asked but I just couldn't find the right initiative to begin the build.

Many thanks to the various unsung internet artists that contributed to this effort knowingly and otherwise. If you see your work in this please let me know.
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Look Ma, No Clamps!

So finally after a week's work since I got the idea to use a defusing panel for the deck of the superstructure I'm able to demonstrate the 3D aspect of the chest area.

https://i.imgur.com/mdqKL3z.jpg


Utilizing the waffle design recesses the hanging structures plug right in, require no gluing and so are readily removable for transporting and storing.

https://i.imgur.com/rTI9dZF.jpg


I wish I could say I planned it that way but no, the idea just came to me in a fit of desperate inspiration.

https://i.imgur.com/ToyB8cd.jpg


Another unplanned bit of luck, the corbel's outrigger buttresses were spaced just about perfect to span the corners of the deck almost as if it were designed that way. :Whew:

https://i.imgur.com/16u5G9V.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/VJgTk1n.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/djaoAjx.jpg


So with this accomplished and the front overhang somewhat justified I can begin the command compartments and design the main weapon arms this weekend.
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The Corner Turrets:

I've become quite adept at handling the very brittle diffuser panel material. When I first began it seemed almost impossible to cut without mishap but now I have a feel for how much stress the individual cell walls can take. Of the original eight square feet of the panel I have about two sq ft left. I am going today to buy another sheet.

These (styrene compatible) panels, custom cut by me, to the various shapes required will figure prominently in my builds from now on as an easy way to add bulk without a lot of weight and material plus the square design makes for very accurate construction.

Now regarding the image below; these will be the internal bracing for the turrets. The first order of business is to cut and sand them to uniform size.

https://i.imgur.com/Q65n2z9.jpg


Having cut out the turret frames last night, after sleeping on the problem, today I'll be adding skin to them for strength and preparing the connecting strips to flesh out the turret octagonal walls.

https://i.imgur.com/vsRWbDp.jpg


Hopefully more images today...............

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