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post #131 of 372 (permalink) Old 09-13-17, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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A New Way To Do It:

This puts me in mind of a poem from my youth:

There was a young lady from Norway
Who hung by her heels in a doorway
She call to her lover
Come quickly my dear
I think I've discovered one more way.

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These lighting panels will revolutionize build large scale models. Right now I am building the gate house structure bastions of which there will be two with the Gate/Portcullis between.

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


To think these ready made panels have been available for decades and I've only just discovered them now.

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Garderobe:

It took the better part of a week to build these turrets. I must be slowing down in my dotage.

https://i.imgur.com/2OV212R.jpg


The shingles, try as I might ,still look too crude and the turrets look for all the world like two privy chambers on the corners of the bastion.

https://i.imgur.com/DKHRWFT.jpg
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The crew would need privvy chambers and out on the corners would be a good place to flush!

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Main Armament Support Arms:

Everything about this model is outsized. I am not use to working with such huge dimensions. My work area is too small. It gobbles up material at a tremendous rate. Tubes of glue are expended at an alarming rate. I remember when Testors glue was a dime a tube. Now it is $2.50 and these laminate panels take a lot of gluing even though I am saving money using the honeycomb material.


https://i.imgur.com/aFn2m35.jpg


The two rounded ends are the main gun mounts. The cross arm is crudely shaped at present until the front skin is applied.

Everything will be laminated to save weight or the model would be incredibly top-heavy. This arm when completed will be about two inches thick (52 MM). so we're talking five layers of these. I'll need to make another plastic run for 0.040 inch (1,0 MM) sheeting.

Each one of the squares is a half an inch (13 MM)so you can get an idea of the dimensions I'm working with.
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Main Gun Mount Yoke:

Today I finally finished the rough laminate build of the Gun Mount Yoke. This was a major production, tedious in the extreme and the amount of glue required was staggering. Two full tubes of Testors cement dribbled on each and every spine and cross piece with six sheets of 0.030 inch 0,075 MM styrene between the honeycomb sheets. Everyone in the house was high on the fumes with the exception of me strangely enough.

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


The Layers look rather crude now but I dressed the upper mount edge and plotted my Inner edge line culminating in a freehand yoke arch which seems satisfactory.

https://i.imgur.com/rdtke7M.jpg


Fortunately I have a built in French Curves in my mind's eye so I don't have to resort to using them. One of these days I'll have to learn how to use them. Ha!

https://i.imgur.com/pIAf5ui.jpg


Anyway a half hour or so on the belt sander and the job is done. Not too shoddy if I do say so; I'll have to finish sand by hand but I'm about ready to start detailing the yoke.

https://i.imgur.com/5Jf7Dsh.jpg
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Impressive, really impressive, how big is that piece and does it weigh much?

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Weight May Be a Problem:

The component I am building is loosely based on a 'Warren Truss' bridge.



albeit 'enclosed' with the trusses displayed on the exterior for interesting detail. Not being an engineer I don't know the actual nomenclature of the structure. It is 23 inches (59 CM) long between the penciled in guide lines labeled 'Beam' Excluding the roughed in ends.

This component as of right now masses 1.18 pounds (.505 kilo)

https://i.imgur.com/0SegaRS.jpg


Naturally the model does not need such a massive structure but a "real Life" Emperor the span would need to support the Cathedral-like superstructure and the suspended wing arms which I believe would in some configurations be firing projectiles hence a nod must be given to recoil and mass/arm/moment.

Many of the Emperor/ Battle Titans I have seen do not allow for real life weight and look to spindly especially in the legs and gun support mounts. Regardless on how you configure the details you must make your model believable in that the structure has to withstand the stresses of massive steel/ceramic/ adamantine what-have-you structures. Also a bit of grace must be adopted for aesthetics when possible.
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Main Weapon Yoke:

This turned out much better than I hoped it could. I'm basing it on the most ephemeral of images and I had only a smidgen of the overall detail.

https://i.imgur.com/hS1DBXM.jpg


Tomorrow I hope to have it mounted beneath the superstructure decking.

https://i.imgur.com/fb9vjPn.jpg


Once mounted I'll see how it melds with the overall plan but for now it sure looks like it means business. :D
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A Quicky:

Just a quicky before I quit for the night.

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Damn!
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