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post #121 of 385 (permalink) Old 09-03-17, 02:56 PM
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Another unplanned bit of luck...
You do seem as able at making luck as you are Titans.
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Corner Turrets:

Once again I am relying on my eye to proportion these components as the drawing I am working from is too vague and in perspective to measure accurately.

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


Note also my octogons' are sides are still not equal in width. I intend to correct this with subsequent layers of 0.030 inch styrene.

https://i.imgur.com/fyHWAw5.jpg


My work area and basic tools here show nothing special is needed to make these models. There are tools that facilitate the manufacture; drills and belt sanders &etc but mostly I work with hand tools in front of the computer screen while I watch/listen to the news.

https://i.imgur.com/A3vSJjK.jpg


Note the paint vial used as a spacer, It appears captured for the time being but only until seven sides are built. Then it will be removed. The reason for this will become apparent as the turret framework progresses.............
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A Front Row Seat:

At what very likely be one of my failures. When I thought this up it seemed very simple.

https://i.imgur.com/3eVFIDy.jpg


But the reality may be more difficult.

I'm trying to make a simple eight sided cone with strips all in one piece converging on the apex of the cone and being symmetrical all at once.

A worthy experiment but I'm afraid doomed to failure.....

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


And you're here to watch Ha!
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Well D-mn me it worked.

and no one is more surprised that I am.

While somewhat crude the shape and size is right and when all the embellishments are added it will be just about right. I am quite happy with the result.

https://i.imgur.com/TmxF3BW.jpg


One thing that will have to be done is lower the bottom edge until it is even with the under deck cove molding.

https://i.imgur.com/2XsMkQA.jpg


Now I just have to make 3 more.
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Brilliant stuff sir, the behemoth is really taking shape!

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Thanks for the reply,

Trammel Point Tool

One of these days I have to invest in a trammel point tool and today was today. Sometimes you need to draw an arc such as today where I needed a 8.1 inch radius arc. You can make an impromptu tool with a strip of styrene and two sharp pencils but the tool is so much quicker.

anyway:

https://i.imgur.com/rwNd7eY.jpg


I need two truncated cones of the bottom of my turrets and the mouth wash cups are ideal for a 3D template to manufacture these.

https://i.imgur.com/kyWN68d.jpg


I'm using 0.020 (thousands) inch styrene so its a bit stiff to form into a cone shape so its best to draw the arc segment over the sharp edge of a table applying pressure with your palm to impart a curve to the arc sheet.

https://i.imgur.com/6f1nBOy.jpg


Alternately you can wrap the arced pieces tightly and leave for a while secured wit rubber bands to impart an curve.
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Just an interim update of the weekend progress. I've decided to detail the corner turrets to practice the viability of my ambitious project.

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


I was of two minds in how to finish the turret rooves, layered shingle vs the ubiquitous skulls and eagle and banners or CoD bitz. I opted for a layered plate armour effect you see; why, because it's cheaper, cooler and harder to do and I'm batsh!t crazy.
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To be honest I never liked the gothic superstructure on top of the Emperor class Titan, I think a nazi-esque pill box bunker type of structure would be better, that being said your faithful reconstruction of the artwork is simply fantastic and the turrets are looking great

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True be known I would prefer a Lucius Warmonger but I acquiesce to to popular demand and go forth with the walking cathedral but take heart I can always make a more warlike superstructure as a quick change unit granted enough time and energy. :D

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Oh My God

Machine, I've not much to say about this

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


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


https://i.imgur.com/TV9EGqk.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/xQJa0Jc.jpg


but the square recesses have proven their worth in that I can position the corbels anywhere I like (Within reason...) and the deck looks very promising regarding size and massiveness.

I can't wait to start detailing this sucker.
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