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post #181 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-20-17, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Finally:

Now that the yoke is roughed out I can devote time to the interior levels of the engineering decks. A spot dear to my heart as I am a frustrated engineer or at least pretend to be on the internet. :D

Below is the slide out deck of the first engineering level cut and ready to insert into the lower hull.


https://i.imgur.com/ElZ4BTy.jpg


And that deck temporarily in place for adjustment.

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


I plan to have the Fusion Reactor on these levels as in my Warlord which will take up the lion's share of the space. There will be one sub deck, three engineering decks and an egress to the command bridge (head) plus the altar and various religious accoutrements to the Omnissiah.
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Jeez What a Mess:

All the sub components are just locked in place with interlocking tabs and while I know where the pieces actually go, the stability of the structures is tenuous at best.

Below we see the inner levels decks 2 through 4 deck 1 being done earlier this Summer. Decks 3 and 4 frame the yoke and have yet to receive their floors.

https://i.imgur.com/yVbqA9Z.jpg


I have not worked out how they will be removable and how the neck will intersect with the third deck flooring. Some sort of bull nosed staircase I imagine. It will all look rather techish and decadent as befitting a titan interior but I have plans for an altar structure with attendant priests as in the Warlord.

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


Above we see looking down at deck 2 and the two angled walls that will support the yoke and underside of the superstructure deck again rather sparsely connected without glue or screws so it all appears quite a jumble at the moment.

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


The side view looking rather cleaner.

https://i.imgur.com/fr57fNz.jpg


With the superstructure deck reinstalled the whole thing begins to tie together (Note that the jaw has disconnected for the visor) but all the rest of the components locking into their respective locations with barely a millimeter discrepancy that I can measure. Much of the precision purely by luck I assure you.

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


And the right side view of this hodgepodge.
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Class just pure class!

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A Series Of Interlocking Components:

It took a bit of doing but all the major components lock together to go from this .........

https://i.imgur.com/I4QDhMm.jpg


To this .......

https://i.imgur.com/S7OFsf2.jpg


in about as much time as it takes (me) to type this. (Not being the world's fastest typist.)

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


So the entire model thus far can be disassembled for painting, upgrading and repaired at a whim.

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


Now that the superstructure deck support is locked into place I can continue with the interior with the intermediate deck roughed in in the immediate above view.

https://i.imgur.com/f9Ho6TC.jpg


With the deck removed you can visualize the two story engineering compartment.
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That is a great arrangement, I'm sure painting this beast will prove testing to paint even so. Will there be room for a small bar in the command deck?

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Desperation Is the Mother Of Invention:

I won't boor you with the details of how I made these plugs. The first view should be self explanatory

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


Instead I'll boor you with the why.

I've got these two side supports that will ultimately hold up the tophamper

[BTW I weighed this beast this weekend and excluding the vise he weighs 12 pounds, (5.44311 Kilograms),(0.857143 stone), Twelve Pounds of STYRENE!]

Anyway that much weight will surely spread these walls especially since I will not be gluing them in place (I hope) so the problem is how do I lock them in place.

Once again the waffle light panel to the rescue.

https://i.imgur.com/N29ODWw.jpg


I made plugs that will fit snugly into the waffle recesses.

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


Naturally it would have been too much to expect that they would line up perfectly with the overhead deck so I attached a fudge factor plate to compensate for the misalignment. and glued the plug to the top of the side wall. (I won't go in to how exacting this was; especially for the first one :D )

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


Three more to go and I'll display the finished assembly. :D
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Fallen Into Place:

The four aligning plugs installed.

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


Sorry for what appears to be repetitive images but there are the subtlest differences that entailed a lot of work that I feel I must apprise anyone following this thread aware. The aligning of the upper deck is most important for subsequent structures otherwise the model will become lopsided and sloppy.

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


Note in particular the centering of the weapon yoke in the slot. Now that the sides are secure that arm is correctly brought to center.

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


Now that the side panels are locked into place with the upper deck and the chest area I can proceed with the building of the interior and the rear of the titan.
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A Weekend's Effort:

Aside from my official duties I managed to find time to add some detail to this beast and attempt to refine a vexing discrepancy in my calculations. Note the adjustment of the cylinder trunnions.

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


I still have to mount the magnets that will secure the piston end of the assemblies but I know I shall have to adjust the gap between the piston head and the armament yoke; hence the cutouts.

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


I still question the necessity for these hydraulics as they corrupt the clean lines of the model but I'll install the for the time being just to remain true to the prototype. The work will not be in vain as these cylinders can easily be adapted for the legs or ankles.

https://i.imgur.com/bvr37S2.jpg
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WhyLookLikeThis:

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


When You.....Can Look.....Like This:

https://i.imgur.com/qO5Tq20.jpg


I wasn't satisfied how the piston/snubbers/whatever, detracted from the sweeping elegance of the armament yoke yet rather than discard the whole concept I decided to play around a little.....

Aesthetically this looks better to me.

https://i.imgur.com/NJAn2og.jpg


When you are going to hydraulic systems that serve no purpose, at least they should look good; Right? :D
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Please Yourself and You Please Everyone

As the say'n goes. There seems a bit of controversy about my departure for the iconic 3D prototype but I think this looks much better.

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


The side panels make more sense with this arrangement and it allows for a maintenance observation balcony that I think will add interest to the model plus the grander of the weapons mount yoke is undiminished.

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


The dual actuators now have a purposeful appearance for what ever that may be.

https://i.imgur.com/FbDGRw4.jpg


And disappear into the yoke to accomplish it.
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