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post #161 of 393 (permalink) Old 10-28-17, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Eagle Corbel

The first of two eagle corbels is almost done so before I close it up I'd like to display the internal detail so you can see how it is made. Just pretend the waffle grid is all that is there and the skin and surface details are still to be installed.....

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


The three quarter end on view shows the approximate thickness of the finished corbel approximately a scale metric meter in thickness.

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


I used the freehand drawing of the eagle on styrene for a template to shape the internal waffle grid and cut the grid with handsaw and belt sander.

https://i.imgur.com/5ydqYB4.jpg


I glued the eagle to a 0.020 (0,50 MM) thick styrene sheet and cut it to fit the corbel frame glued and sanded the edges, added a reinforcing strip to the edge of the wing and glued on an accent stringer, filed off the excess reinforcing strip and glued the Gothic window gable to the end and Walla; it's ready to be installed on the model.

https://i.imgur.com/g9jU0xZ.jpg


Whew, I can't believe it actually worked. Now that it is actually done I can show on the next one (I need two of these) the actual work. No point of showing the process if it actually failed to reach fruition.

Yeah, that's how I work.
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post #162 of 393 (permalink) Old 10-29-17, 11:25 AM
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Functional yet aesthetic. The machine god will be in a state of not displaying efficiency errors with you
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Thanks for the reply,

Good Things Happen:

Don't you hate it when good things happen to bad people. While Blackadder isn't exactly bad he's ill deserving of the luck granted him by the Omnissiah. This is coming out as if it were planned

https://i.imgur.com/a6m035J.jpg


Too many coincidences to be not under the guiding hand/claw/tentacle of the Machine God. The length verses scale of the Aquila, the size of the constructions on either side of the head. Even the placement of the weapons yoke vis-à-vis the upper deck have the aspect of pre-planning that I assure you is only the purest luck.

https://i.imgur.com/KA63RcE.jpg

Likewise the corner reinforcement hanging buttresses constructions are of a size and shape that lend themselves to incredibly purposeful design planning that again is mere happenstance. What I thought was an eclipse of never to be seen detail turns out to be within the 40K penchant for over accessorizing.

https://i.imgur.com/jusGg1j.jpg


Even the tiny gabled window seen here in the shadows seems to fit ideally as the Master planned Whom I shall take this time to credit the 3D designer of the Emperor Titan I am currently using as a guide. One Mister Joazzz whose images I have posted elsewhere in this thread. I hereby credit him for the inspiration of this project.

https://i.imgur.com/2Pn6sOp.jpg


It also gives me a direction of how to proceed with the underside of the superstructure platform. I now plan to capture the airyness of the between the Wars Warships of the hangar catapult bridge structure so often incorporated in their design. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5d/54/b6/5...rrier-wwii.jpg
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Fury Of Activity

In a fury of activity I accomplished the second one of these corbels in record time surprising even myself. I need fit only a few pieces of plastic where they glued crooked

https://i.imgur.com/67uAPQ6.jpg


I will now begin some surgery to the chest plates to open up the area and give a more airy and interesting appearance to the underside of the deck.

https://i.imgur.com/ODrRmw7.jpg


If these images look strange it is because I inverted them. The bas relief eagle shows up better for some reason inverted.
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Back On Track:

I have finally seen where I went wrong

https://i.imgur.com/Yx2BTJr.jpg


It took the removal of the triangular chest panels to show me where the error lay


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


With the arms yoke exposed I realized I had broken the rule I cited early on in this construction where I stated that the main problem with most of these walking buildings is they looked too much like walking buildings.

https://i.imgur.com/cfR4l91.jpg


So after I show the full effect of the front elevation of the torso I'll begin again on the side pieces under the yoke. The work don there previously will be incorporated elsewhere.

https://i.imgur.com/334lIW7


The side doors will have to go.
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Sanding Blocks:

An indispensible item for making these models are my home made sanding blocks.

https://i.imgur.com/F2lZQyQ.jpg


I got this idea from an old Radio Control model aircraft builder who always designed and built his own balsa and fabric models. The blocks as he demonstrated worked wonders shaping the soft balsa. He made the blocks himself using aircraft rug tape to affix the sandpaper to the blocks. When I graduated to scratchbuilt wooden model ship building I continued the practice of making these blocks refining the size so I could get two blocks out of a single sheet of sandpaper. Since I no longer build wooden ship models I have no need for the finer grit paper so I'm recovering my old 180 and 220 grit blocks with coarse 60 and 80 grits. I use 3M aluminum oxide paper as it is sharper than sand paper. first wrapping the block with the double back tape and then applying the paper to the block.

Give it a try if you are seriously into model building. It's better than any commercial sanding block in my opinion.
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In the uk its rather common to just use a cork block and roll of sandpaper. My go-to DIY accessory as I can chuck the old paper away and wrap some other grades on pretty easily.
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In the uk its rather common to just use a cork block and roll of sandpaper. My go-to DIY accessory as I can chuck the old paper away and wrap some other grades on pretty easily.
I frequently get asked how I build these things. In truth I don't know how I do it but I try to share whatever construction aids I use that make the the job simpler of which this is one. That said "cork blocks" on Amazon are really expensive relatively speaking compared to a piece of scrap wood and I find securing the sanding paper to the block gives a cleaner edge than just holding the paper to the block but chacun à son goût. :peace:

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OMG

Blackadder is fickle but Oh My God this is something I have to emulate. I just wish I knew who the artist is and if he has any other views of this machine. I was browsing tumbler for ideas and came across this no nonsense Emperor Titan that I am afraid makes mine look rather toylike. there is no other words for it.

https://i.imgur.com/07c2jX2.jpg


The massiveness of the outriggers on either side of the head, the overall solidness of the outriggers, thighs, and lower legs plus the realism of the superstructure and upper works is astounding.

In an attempt to enhance the detail I brightened the image and increased the contrast.

https://i.imgur.com/Aqhlq7m.jpg


This has given me a whole new way to proceed on this construction borrowing liberally from both authors. But look at those shoulders and those guns. Truly the Machine God has been brought to life.

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Wow that is a stunning piece of artwork, if you can emulate that in any way it will look amazing.

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