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Forum: Project Logs   11-23-19, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Blackadder
Now It Can Be Told: ...

Now It Can Be Told:
https://i.imgur.com/eLje0ft.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/eLje0ftl.jpg

After a month hiatus where I spent the time duplicating the upper works previously accomplished I am...
Forum: Project Logs   10-04-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Flying Buttresses; Once again these...

Flying Buttresses;

Once again these seemingly simple constructs are labor intensive
https://i.imgur.com/e5VczPX.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/e5VczPXl.jpg
A box like structure seventimes longer than...
Forum: Project Logs   09-25-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
It's been a busy month and I'm afraid the Emperor...

It's been a busy month and I'm afraid the Emperor has taken a back seat compared to my other more pressing endeavors. I did manage to cobble together the rear bastions of the superstructure which are...
Forum: Project Logs   08-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Corner turrets and the intermediate pointy things...

Corner turrets and the intermediate pointy things are basically done.

https://i.imgur.com/FtQnokO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/FtQnokOl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NkMrfj3.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs   08-22-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Moment of Truth This is going to be...

Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques.It's...
Forum: Project Logs   08-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Rediscovering the Wheel: Before I found the...

Rediscovering the Wheel:

Before I found the rear view of this version of Joazzz2's Emperor Titan I modeled certain components of the superstructure deck including the corner hanging bastions or...
Forum: Project Logs   08-09-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Secondary Towers: The more I study the image...

Secondary Towers:

The more I study the image of the Emperor Deck the more detail stands out on this marvelous 3D image by Joazzz2. I was aware of the smaller towers on the superstructure deck but...
Forum: Project Logs   08-05-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Blackadder's Back..... Dribs and Drabs: ...

Blackadder's Back.....
Dribs and Drabs:

But in these Summer months it's hard to not take advantage of the wonderful pool weather. Much too nice to be indoors working on plastic models.


But...
Forum: Project Logs   05-10-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Groin Secondary Detail: Some of the most...

Groin Secondary Detail:

Some of the most tedious repetitive structures to make are these Gothic style window frames. There are dozens of these and the sizes are almost all different so you cannot...
Forum: Project Logs   04-18-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Flexibility of the Legs: The first two...

Flexibility of the Legs:

The first two images demonstrate the flexibility of the legs.

https://i.imgur.com/rOp4vyv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/rOp4vyvl.jpg

While not as articulated as my...
Forum: Project Logs   04-15-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Yesterday Morning: The Pelvic Block was...

Yesterday Morning:

The Pelvic Block was about 4 inches square. Now it is about 6 inches by 4 inches and the basic shape is established.

https://i.imgur.com/bGo5EXn.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs   04-03-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Corner Towers Done...... The basic octagonal...

Corner Towers Done......

The basic octagonal structure that is. There are still two levels of surface detail to apply but aside from the AA cannon emplacements this will be the height of the...
Forum: Project Logs   03-31-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Sanctum Sanctorum:. Awright no comments on...

Sanctum Sanctorum:.

Awright no comments on the man-cave.

https://i.imgur.com/MBOgm4T.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MBOgm4Tl.jpg

As you may have gathered I'm single. Who else could dump thousands...
Forum: Project Logs   03-27-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
These complex structures are amoung the most...

These complex structures are amoung the most difficult I have built for this Titan. Considering they will have to bear little weight in comparison they are extremely over built.
...
Forum: Project Logs   03-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
First Inkling: Today I got my first inkling...

First Inkling:

Today I got my first inkling of this model in it's entirety. Up to now I've manufactured separate components but the overall magnitude escaped me. Now I see the full scope of it's...
Forum: Project Logs   03-21-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Taken in Saigon in 1964....

Taken in Saigon in 1964....
Forum: Project Logs   03-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Playing Catch up with this Forum. Somehow it got...

Playing Catch up with this Forum. Somehow it got lost????
Barbican Spires

The Barbican corner reinforcements have been enclosed and This evening I began creating the ornamental spires to cap the...
Forum: Project Logs   02-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Egad! I've forgotten how this thing goes...

Egad! I've forgotten how this thing goes together!

It's been six or so months since this Emperor Titan took a header (fortunately without sustaining much damage) and it was, at the time,...
Forum: Project Logs   01-21-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
I can't seem to log on as the Blackadder without...

I can't seem to log on as the Blackadder without the PASSWORD but the Forum does not accept the Password??????
Forum: Project Logs   12-31-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Finest Kind (Whom I kidding, I prefer...

Finest Kind

(Whom I kidding, I prefer 'Sterling' $11.99 per 1.75 liter) Good Vodka makes a terrible Martini.

Cheers!
Forum: Project Logs   12-30-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
I think I'll Have To Add Another Barrel: Not...

I think I'll Have To Add Another Barrel:

Not much going on with the model these days. I've got 3/4 of a year working on these two guns and am nowhere near finished. For example today I spent...
Forum: Project Logs   11-26-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Time To Take Stock..... After a week hiatus...

Time To Take Stock.....

After a week hiatus I revived with new inspirations on how to proceed. The Lower sixth of the cannon assembly vexed me until I realized where my problem lay. It is pretty...
Forum: Project Logs   09-28-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
When Will There Be An End? I am so sick of...

When Will There Be An End?

I am so sick of this weapon. It's like pushing a snowball uphill. The bigger it gets the harder it is to push it further...

https://i.imgur.com/67h9Z7P.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs   09-21-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Just a Quick One Today: Working on the...

Just a Quick One Today:

Working on the reactor coil (whatever) It's a complex piece of machinery with a lot of delicate parts. The Plastic cement eats through the curved 0.040 inch square stock...
Forum: Project Logs   09-18-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
That's About the Size of It: I finally can...

That's About the Size of It:

I finally can appreciate the size of this construct and I am revisiting my anxiety over the scale Vis--vis the actual Titan.

https://i.imgur.com/XLL36Aw.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs   09-17-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Cochlear Implant: I'm frequently asked how I...

Cochlear Implant:

I'm frequently asked how I develop a construction from just images on a computer screen. and I suppose this is a prime demonstration candidate. the Cochlear shaped reactor core...
Forum: Project Logs   09-16-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
One Week Later: It's been a busy week but I...

One Week Later:

It's been a busy week but I managed to fit in a bit of building. The biggest accomplishment is a second Arms Mount section for the other armament items.
...
Forum: Project Logs   09-08-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Weekend Update: I had hoped to be further...

Weekend Update:

I had hoped to be further along in the rear mechanisms by now but I ran into a bit of a snag when I realized the the rear section of the weapon expanded further than the surface...
Forum: Project Logs   09-05-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
It Really only has one purpose; to punch a...

It Really only has one purpose; to punch a Mega-Gargant in the face.
Forum: Project Logs   09-05-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Time to Take Stock: I've reached a point...

Time to Take Stock:

I've reached a point where I need to economize on the number of components to duplicate and for the past week I've been thinking of a way to save work on making redundant items...
Forum: Project Logs   09-01-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
It's been said that the only reason that people...

It's been said that the only reason that people go to Cockroach Races is to see a Cockroach crash.

By extension; the only reason people view my threads is to see me Frak up.
...
Forum: Project Logs   09-01-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Getting There: What else can I say? ...

Getting There:

What else can I say?

https://i.imgur.com/jbx20fT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jbx20fTl.jpg

This is a labor intensive project...........

https://i.imgur.com/WR4APDH.jpg
Forum: Project Logs   08-24-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
In and Out of the Doldrums: Yesterday I...

In and Out of the Doldrums:

Yesterday I found myself dissatisfied with the progress of this construct. Today after finding what was the problem I'm optimistic about the progress.

Plus I found...
Forum: Project Logs   08-23-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
What I Meant By Disappointing: (I wasn't fishing...

What I Meant By Disappointing: (I wasn't fishing for compliments) :D

I suppose I should explain what I meant by disappointing but something did not look right about the panels on either side of...
Forum: Project Logs   08-22-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Disappointing: To say the least but it's...

Disappointing:

To say the least but it's good to show your failures occasionally lest you become too full of yourself.

https://i.imgur.com/7pkSCnG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7pkSCnGl.jpg

I...
Forum: Project Logs   08-18-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
The tedium comes from waiting for the glue to dry...

The tedium comes from waiting for the glue to dry between applying each gear tooth and keeping the spacing level. Even if you apply yourself to other projects this type of work is trying on your...
Forum: Project Logs   08-18-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Bogged Down On Minutia These bits are time...

Bogged Down On Minutia

These bits are time consuming

https://i.imgur.com/pelIe6R.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pelIe6Rl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dwzqeHN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dwzqeHNl.jpg
Forum: Project Logs   08-14-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
A Budding Neophyte: Back in the days when...

A Budding Neophyte:

Back in the days when the Blackadder was a budding neophyte he attempted to make a Plasma Blaster for a StormBlade variant. The result was of indifferent quality but I could...
Forum: Project Logs   08-10-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Template Frames Removed: From the Muzzle ...

Template Frames Removed:

From the Muzzle

Which opens up the four highly detailed cowl segments.

https://i.imgur.com/zUwGAKO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/zUwGAKOl.jpg

This is where the FW...
Forum: Project Logs   08-09-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Rough Sanding Completed: The business end of...

Rough Sanding Completed:

The business end of this construct is reaching fruition

https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5f.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5fl.jpg

Space Marine Provided for scale
...
Forum: Project Logs   08-08-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
That Wasn't So Hard: I don't know why I...

That Wasn't So Hard:

I don't know why I dreaded this, it wasn't so hard.

I figured out the secret of layering strakes ( Contoured planks on a frame ) and where I have previously gone awry with...
Forum: Project Logs   08-07-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
A Horrible Bollixed Up Mess: Or, who knows,...

A Horrible Bollixed Up Mess:

Or, who knows, this just might work out after all.

https://i.imgur.com/Pl4cvpI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Pl4cvpIl.jpg

I've put a lot of work into this thing and...
Forum: Project Logs   08-05-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Establishing the Profile: I remove the...

Establishing the Profile:

I remove the muzzle to work on it and reattach it for the images.

My first consideration is the muzzle length which should be about half the length of the coil...
Forum: Project Logs   08-04-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Annihilator Muzzle: I bit the bullet today...

Annihilator Muzzle:

I bit the bullet today and expanded the muzzle channels to what I believe is the proper width and depth.

Here seen in the original which is too cramped and closed in. Note...
Forum: Project Logs   08-02-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
A Week's Worth Of Labor: At this rate I'm...

A Week's Worth Of Labor:

At this rate I'm wondering if my estimate of another year in the making is a trifle optimistic.

https://i.imgur.com/I539NPV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/I539NPVl.jpg
Forum: Project Logs   07-28-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Naked Frenzy: When I get in one of these...

Naked Frenzy:

When I get in one of these "Everything's Coming Up Roses" moods I lose track of I'm supposed to be documenting the work process.

https://i.imgur.com/yJ9c5ye.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs   07-27-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
SunFury Channel Details: The Channels...

SunFury Channel Details:

The Channels between the coils are first on the agenda today now that I need to replicate the detail.

I reassembled the Imperator to check if the 'SunFury' (Doesn't...
Forum: Project Logs   07-26-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
I'm of two minds how to paint the coils. While...

I'm of two minds how to paint the coils. While the Cherenkovian radiation is enticing when done well it detracts from the model when executed poorly. The amber coloured coils while conservative are...
Forum: Project Logs   07-22-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Step 2 I'd like to take credit for foresight...

Step 2

I'd like to take credit for foresight when I manufactured these coils but it was pure luck that I made them oversized. As it is I made the depth about a half inch too long but it did give...
Forum: Project Logs   07-17-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,120
Posted By Blackadder
Finished! Two weeks in the making but the...

Finished!

Two weeks in the making but the coils are finally moulded. All the dire predictions were circumvented

https://i.imgur.com/6F25N1C.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6F25N1Cl.jpg

and judging...
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