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post #251 of 372 (permalink) Old 05-06-18, 09:48 PM
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Epic 40k is good for more antiquated titan designs, I don't know of any elder, ork or chaos equivalent in a gigantic scale?

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epic 40k space marine titans and freeblade?
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Details Details:

The Devil is in the details. Since I found out last week courtesy of HelsReach 11 that the corner spires are pointy on both ends; Egad!!!!! I've come up with a way (I think) to make the legs pose-able to a degree. The image in my last post shows internal cylinders that while I know they had to be there. None the less; it is nice to have verification.


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


I've also worked on the Upper leg housing and made the foot pad ankle gimbal system a reality that I believe will be strong enough to support the 10 kilos of mass this model will ultimately have.

https://i.imgur.com/dI41YB6.jpg


It took a bit of scrambling to make up for that deficit............

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


Right now I am just toying with the components to see what can be done.... I may have to scrap the idea of the internal mop handle for a more utilitarian center column.

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


Which would be a pity but I'm not exactly wedded to the idea; one of the benefits of designing on the fly.

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Zounds!

I hate to toot my own horn but this actually worked out as a surprise to even me.

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


The above view is of the internal structure where I hope to be able to house twenty to forty troop harnesses and still have room for the stabilizing cylinders

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


The view above is of the rear disembarkment doors which I feel are much more practical that front mounted doors as it give the troops the ability to form up before confronting their adversaries. Not in the best Imperial tradition I know but definitely saner.

https://i.imgur.com/1JzNvHK.jpg


The friction gimbel works as designed and I am hoping with the 20 odd pounds of Emperor Titan they will provide the requisite stability. The stabilizers may offer assistance there.

https://i.imgur.com/LS5xiMs.jpg


Front clearance also seems adequate when assuming the classic combat pose.


https://i.imgur.com/VIXWH91.jpg


and with the second and third tiers in place we begin to see the entire leg become a reality.

Finally the interior structure that will house the troops.

https://i.imgur.com/n1EB95i.jpg


This structure will slide out of the greave to reveal the inner transport chamber and the mechanical walking devices/components. I'm going to be hard pressed finding room for all that needs to be here and still have room for activation.
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First Time Assembled:

I worked yesterday evening into the early morning hours to assemble the working joints of both legs albeit with temporary diameter screws 6-32 until I found out if the design is viable.

And it WAS!

https://i.imgur.com/fXNC3DN.jpg


In the basic pose, legs straight, the inner side toes had just the right amount of clearance between the greaves at the most minimum width adjustment of the pelvic block.

I had made allowances for up to an inch per leg but it wasn't needed. If the model could actually walk, the inner toes would clear each other with each step.

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


Next I adjusted the pose with one foot forward as if stepping out. The adjustment was made gingerly as all the friction axles aren't in place yet so the knee joints and hip sockets are rather stiff in appearance,

The dual axle hip sockets worked as planned, allowing the legs to be placed one behind the other as would be necessary if this contraption could walk as a true biped instead of a baby's rocking waddle which would look comical on a battlefield.

https://i.imgur.com/s8E7T0S.jpg


Again the limited range of motion due to the small temporary hardware limited the viability of the pose. With the right diameter hardware the poses will have a more fluid appearance.

Finally the spraddle legged Classic Titan Pose.

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


Again made viable by the dual axle hip joints is thankfully a reality......

https://i.imgur.com/F6p0kQx.jpg


In the Immortal words of Dr Strangelove; "Mien Fuhrer! I CAN WALK!"

MARTINI TIME!
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That really is fabulous old boy, top drawer as usual, the extra work to get the natural bipedal stride definitely pays off!

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Thanks for the reply Old Man ;)

In No Particular Order:

Yesterday I replaced the temporary 6-32 hardware with 10-32 screws and this morning I beefed up the third tier to receive the full 10 kilos of weight it must endure for decades at the least. This little top hat style construction bears easily twice that even without reinforcement so I'm certain even with the top hamper it will serve.

So in no particular order here's my assembly:

https://i.imgur.com/0Ict0U8.jpg


Everything looks rather slapdash and crude at this stage

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


The excess framing needs to be cut down now that it is no longer needed

https://i.imgur.com/ppzYPg9.jpg


and the axle sleeves for the knee and 'medial hamstring tendon' actuator (For want of a technical term) need to be pared down and encased.

https://i.imgur.com/TYj85h3.jpg


I'm rather surprised at the interior of the second tier not needing further bracing but I'll add some anyway now that I have a good idea of the direction I'll be pursuing finishing up the articulation mechanisms.
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Exhausted:

I'm going to leave you with these two images because I just too mentally exhausted to go any further.

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


Tomorrow we'll see Imperius Rex make his debut.

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


Wedded as it were to his lower parts. Ha!

And hopefully standing on his own.

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OMO:

Oh My Omnissiah!

After a bit over a year it is beyond gratifying to sit in from of this construction and gingerly assemble the dozens of components that make up imperius Rex (Not it's name but what came to me yesterday evening when assembling the legs. "First you have to vacuum the floor and dust the furniture" was my better half's injuncture when I proposed to display this creation on the rug in front of the TV. (lest it be damaged if it topples over)

My primary concern was ameliorated when it stood without the aid of something to lean against.

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


This first image is from ground level and appears a bit empty of detail which will be remedied in the coming months.

https://i.imgur.com/iNud7xb.jpg


The full on front view is more satisfactory. The proportions look right on to my eye.

https://i.imgur.com/iE5VzZ1.jpg


Now that the stability of the model is not in question I'll reassemble it on the console fronting my desk and assemble the rear components as well.

https://i.imgur.com/p3mfbE0.jpg


Finally; a 3 foot scale to show the height thus far.

Whew!
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The omnisiah be praised indeed, the behemoth walks! That is some incredible modelling/engineering, a true testament to your skills, I was hours struggling trying to make a realistic looking ammunition feed chute last night, then I look at your endeavours and it quite literally amazes me!

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