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post #71 of 383 (permalink) Old 06-25-17, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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A Broken Precedent.

I don't usually do this but it seems such a 'gimme' that I am running it by without testing the concept.

http://i.imgur.com/hxXUwqf.jpg


I want the neck to be movable on both axes' up /down and side to side and I went to great lengths to accomplish that with my Warlord.

http://i.imgur.com/05bFt6y.jpg


With the Emperor Titan I have a lot more room so I'm trying something different. A 3 inch to 2 inch PVC reducing coupling which gives a 20 up/down and side to side flexibility.

http://i.imgur.com/gDjQ7cZ.jpg


In the coming days I'll show how this works out but in the meantime I intend to show the interim work for better or worse because once done it will be difficult to reproduce.

http://i.imgur.com/FOnI1Gv.jpg
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Neck Articulation:

This was so much easier than the engineering gymnastics I had to go thru with the Warlord articulation. After stripping down the head to the basic neck components all it required was drilling four holes and threading them with a 6-32 tap. I countersunk the outer holes for flat headed screws.

http://i.imgur.com/unU2vdq.jpg


I then made a collar for the neck to slide into and mounted it into the middle deck forward bulkhead. Not glued because I want to be able to disassemble the model for painting and upgrading. Everything is as close a tolerance press fit as I can make it.

http://i.imgur.com/CCUVtMC.jpg


Centering the neck in the outer ring I secured the screws.

http://i.imgur.com/0hombQK.jpg


So after all that work I got about a 15 to 20 downward tilt to the neck.

http://i.imgur.com/AwOfNFl.jpg


Sliding the assembly together gives an idea of what the finished model will be able to do by way of articulation.

http://i.imgur.com/7rEDYH1.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/9i3annL.jpg


After reassembling the head I'll be able to see how much more downward angle I can add if needs be.
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Hate Mail:

I'm gonna get a lot of hate mail because this damned thing works perfectly and no one is more surprised than I am.

http://i.imgur.com/l8yW8Fd.jpg


The range of motion is still rather limited but after I get the breast plate detail completed I can increase the range up/down and side to side by I'm guessing at least double.

http://i.imgur.com/QMaF2j6.jpg


I'm hoping to reassemble the head today so I can test out the balcony clearance.

http://i.imgur.com/TR2NsNa.jpg


It's really fun to sequence these thru my image viewer. Ha!

http://i.imgur.com/fJff7vh.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/fERhbZC.jpg


This mechanism is actually a two axis gimbal.

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Amendment:

Because of my fixation on having a railed promenade for my Tech Priests I mounted the head higher than the You tube Video Imperator.

http://i.imgur.com/LubKGr5.jpg


Since my version has a dynamic structure I feel the snaky conduits are out of place and the chin armour is too close to the deck.

http://i.imgur.com/PltSEDM.jpg


There is no need for the cramped claustrophobic appearance when all the space above is free to interpretation.

http://i.imgur.com/m4wYGvX.jpg


Of course I may just have added another 5 centimeters to the overall height.
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A Matter of Scale:

A side by side comparison with my Warlord. Egad this thing will be huge.

http://i.imgur.com/p3iP5PD.jpg
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A Yard Stick Won't Be Enough:

I'm beginning to think that even a meter is too conservative an estimate for the height of this behemoth.

http://i.imgur.com/cBNuX3z.jpg


The yardstick as presented indicate the 27 inches tall my Warlord stands.

http://i.imgur.com/qPPFq0U.jpg


The Triangular shoulders represent the width of the platform the cathedral superstructure sits on so even with out the legs the yardstick comes up short.

http://i.imgur.com/oFxMq13.jpg


The closeup of the passage to the Cockpit from the command deck.

http://i.imgur.com/3GBtkIb.jpg


Looking down at the upper reactor room

http://i.imgur.com/K4ofb9U.jpg


And a bird's eye view of the titan as it is today.

http://i.imgur.com/uWgWhC9.jpg
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Nice to see you haven't lost your touch! do you plan on detailing the interior of thisbeyond the cockpit as well?

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As far as practical I intend to manufacture an entire interior the same as my Warlord.
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Cities of Death Bitz:

When I first started this project I stated I would be relying heavily of Prefab Bitz so as to make this model more accessible to would-be modelers. I fully expected readers to be able to make their own Emperor Titans following my examples. Certainly there are no big secrets revealed in this construction

The problem I see in most Emperor Titans that employ bitz is a lack of imagination. You cannot use the pieces directly out of the box. Witness below.....

http://i.imgur.com/h72NPQJ.jpg


The flying buttresses as they come out of the box have little application to speak of in this area of the Titan but with a bit of judicious cutting and filing they find purpose.

http://i.imgur.com/dbpQ3LL.jpg


Likewise the area below the 'head' calls for a processional egress onto the balcony/podium/pulpit.

http://i.imgur.com/vfLQMxj.jpg


Of course this is all subject to interpretation, You might have reservations about a huge vulnerable door in the front of the chest, I do myself but nothing is etched in stone and I may change my mind in the future but something is better than nothing so I'm going for it at this moment.
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As a thought, if you fill in the seams running down the middle of the door then it can function simply as a decorative piece and not an entryway. I tend to agree that smaller hatchways on the sides might be more appropriate.

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