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post #221 of 372 (permalink) Old 02-21-18, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Quite a Feet

As I estimate right now this is about the size of the foot print for this baby.

https://i.imgur.com/pfI5l2y.jpg


Whereas the Warlord had baneblade size feet. This Emperor will have half again more

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


With the greave in place it seems I can trim the toes a tad but no hurry as I am now in the process of designing ankles.

https://i.imgur.com/47tgGJL.jpg


Yeah, you read me right, ankles.
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I Cannot Help Myself:

It seems I am again in the situation where I cannot compromise this construction by taking short cuts.

Originally this thread was a tutorial on how to make a quick and gratifying Emperor Titan out of recycled plastic debris and GW bitz plus some plasticard. I expected to bring the thing in for about a hundred bucks American.

https://i.imgur.com/JC06rvC.jpg


Starting with the waffle lenses and a few items purchased on Amazon The project has now run into about twice as much which still isn't bad but far beyond what I hoped for.

In the series of images presented here is My solution to a problem that has vexed me since beginning; how am I to reconcile the leg joints? So here's my solution......

https://i.imgur.com/ClaHuT8.jpg


A ball joint ankle. In the two images above I made a cup recess for a two inch wood drawer pull ( A design I made for my scratch built Warhound years ago) so who's to say, "You have to keep teaching an old dog the same old tricks."

https://i.imgur.com/oBFCt4n.jpg


By carefully cutting out and stacking the waffle pieces and reinforcing them periodically I managed to build a close tolerance socket fit for the drawer pull knob. This will allow the foot to pivot front to back and side to side and any combination in between

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


The upper part of the assembly captures the ball and with luck provide sufficient friction to keep the ball in position by clamping it in place. Otherwise I'll have to reinforce the cup with A4 epoxy resin as I did on the Warhound.

https://i.imgur.com/DeJ7lf1.jpg


Next, the shank.
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Anybody Know What This Is:

Gold is where you find it but from the moment I saw a couple of these in my neighbor's recycling I knew I would some day have a use for them. All along I was thinking some FW/GW futuristic Plasma weapon for a big Titan.

https://i.imgur.com/El7xQNq.jpg


But the unique and unusual design works well with my plans to build a troop transport greave interior right down to recesses for the huge actuators that stabilize the foot and the levels to hang the troopers shoulder harnesses when their being transported.

https://i.imgur.com/9nFLn7k.jpg


So now the ball and socket may make more sense especially with the sleeve removed..........

https://i.imgur.com/uHF50bg.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/8oXCttD.jpg
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Eight Set Of Toes:

Boring!

Producing eight identical toe sets was tedious in the extreme but at any rate they are done except for the detail of course.

https://i.imgur.com/4sHkM6R.jpg


I modified the side toes to be shorter than the front and rear toes for what I consider aesthetic purposes and I made the ramp a bit shallower than on the image as well again because I think it looks better.

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


Another of the same image but I think it portrays the greave better than the one above so hell, I posted them both.

https://i.imgur.com/w7f4rYp.jpg


And Damn; I forgot the obligatory Space Marine for scale.
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Super stuff! Do you find building the bigger titan easier than the other smaller models or does the work load cancel out making the more intricate pieces?

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Super stuff! Do you find building the bigger titan easier than the other smaller models or does the work load cancel out making the more intricate pieces?
The big problem with building these large models is to look real they require a heck of a lot of detail otherwise they have large areas of blank space.
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The Bottom of the foot pads:

The Movie Helsreach shows the bottom of the foot pads as a rather bland tread pattern.

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


So be it. I like it for it's simplicity.

https://i.imgur.com/FYk80zj.jpg
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I've been requested to provide Scale for the Emperor Titan. Unfortunately the legs are not attached to the pelvis, in point of fact the upper leg segment has yet to be designed. But one lower leg is avail so for reference we can compare it to a standard Space Marine Trooper and to a Warlord Titan that I just happen to have.....

https://i.imgur.com/V4kBmmr.jpg[


One of these day I'm going to have to break out my green screen.

This next shot is from ground level

https://i.imgur.com/BvHyUA4.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/V4kBmmr.jpg


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Legs Akimbo:

It's time to put my theories to the test. Yesterday began designing what I hope will be a movable leg system that will use friction locks to maintain the pose.

The PVC pipe couplings have "O" ring compression gaskets that will lock the upper thigh in place yet allow me to change the position in seconds.

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


The Lower Thigh to knee joint will be trickier and require a screw driver compression joint the same as on my Warlord.

https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86m.jpg


The biggest problem and one I just solved today in a fit of serendipity is how to make the legs sprawl out into the classic Titan pose.

https://i.imgur.com/iQn5Ci2.jpg


That will require a homemade gimbal assembly that I may have worked out in theory. It remains to be seen if the material is up to it.

Looking at these images I can just see my loyal readers cringing...........

I'm putting a lot of hope on flimsy styrene components. :D
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