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Flexibility of the Legs:

The first two images demonstrate the flexibility of the legs.

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


While not as articulated as my Warlord and Warhound it does have the ability to appear to be ambulatory.

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


The next images show the front and rear basic detail of the Pelvis.

https://i.imgur.com/DsNMo2e.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/hb6TJDK.jpg


and the 3D Titan images I am working from.....

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


https://i.imgur.com/BrSbX79.jpg
 
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It's been a while since I've posted; we've got a lot of catching up to do....

https://i.imgur.com/TqR7uy1.jpg


This evening I tack glued on the corner pieces to the Pelvic Block just for the pictures shown here

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

So you are seeing in pretty much real time as the following sequence of images just as I assemble it for the first time.

https://i.imgur.com/n0TpSkm.jpg


The Pelvic Block is an unremarkable structure that functions primarily as decorative rather than functional.

https://i.imgur.com/NWYuI2S.jpg


All the supportive structure of the Pelvis, hips, and joints are encased in the Pelvic Block and are functional without it even being installed the same as with my Warlord Titan (Seen in the background of some of these images.)
https://i.imgur.com/NWYuI2S.jpg


The First image shows a basic standing pose and sad to say demonstrates that Titans as a group are pretty much dysfunctional when it comes to walking. Titans cannot lift one foot off the ground without toppling sideways because of the immutable laws of gravity. They may be able adopt a toddler's gait but the sight of these behemoths waddling across the battlefield would be ludicrous in the extreme and pretty much negate any awe and terror their size and power might engender.

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


https://i.imgur.com/TatN3Pr.jpg

Anyway It's fun to speculate about them in spite of their impracticality seen here in the Classic Titan stance.
 

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Enemies of man may laugh at a titan waddling toward them, until the face melting fire power lays waste to everything in the area!!!!!!!!! Cue maniacal laughter
 

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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 even set up an assembly line.

https://i.imgur.com/2U3lNvH.jpg


Of course some wag will say cast them or 3D print them but the truth is I cannot afford even the most primitive 3D printer and the casting process involves incompatible materials plus try as I might the casting always stands out as as well looking like the parts were cast.

https://i.imgur.com/UeTW2A5.jpg


No I just have to hunker down and endure the tedium.
 
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Sounds laborious, why don't you just cas......, oh I mean.......never mind! I'm sure your inner perfectionist will not baulk at the challenge, and your fans will be truly inspired
 

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For the life of me I cannot figure out why I have two accounts on this thread.......

Sorry to Disappoint:

But the work just done in no way is reflected in the minuscule advancement in the images proffered here. While the Groin construction must bear the mass of over half this Titan there is little to be seen indicated in the images presented here.

https://i.imgur.com/oQHm1nz.jpg


Front and rear projections are but somewhat faithful to M. Joazzz2's marvelous artistry for, as near as I can, I have of necessity taken certain liberties in the interpretation.

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


The hip area in particular need be somewhat more substantial than the rear projection image offered by Mr J.

https://i.imgur.com/BrSbX79.jpg


May I be forgiven for the heresy.
 

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With such an outpouring of interest I had my son come over to help me assemble the two components.


https://i.imgur.com/DH88myl.jpg


The good news is the legs can support the weight of the upper torso. The bad news is it is at the moment rather top heavy.

https://i.imgur.com/w4DmHxN.jpg


All that will change when I install the rear components and the interior. The model right now is 46 inches tall assembled with I'm figuring another 10 inches more to be added to the superstructure.

The author to scale is 75 inches tall and the 28mm scale Skitarii and the two Space Marines are added for comparison
 

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Well I finally bit the bullet and purchased the single most expensive component(s) of this model. Namely the Sanctum and Basilicanum Cathedral pieces for the superstructure.

https://i.imgur.com/QO3TFnH.jpg


There may be those who think I've compromised but once I saw those statues I knew I had to incorporate them into the upper galleries of this Emperor Titan. It was the Sanctum that really put this over the top with the flying buttresses and sentry-like sculptures on the sides.

https://i.imgur.com/Q4hbfGG.jpg


Needless to say I shall be putting my own spin on these prefabricated appurtenances and cannibalizing the spare bitz to decorate the rest of the Titan to conform to the highly detailed Castle Keep.

https://i.imgur.com/1RT7lte.jpg


At least now it can be said that I have officially joined the ranks of the 40K Converters. :D
 

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Not to take away from the Herculean task of the Emperor titan but is there a chance you can show off that wonderful miniature of the "Nautilus", that was tantalisingly caught in the photograph
 

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Oh Gawd Old man; I owe you some pictures...... Busy, busy, busy!!!!

Hard To Find Time In the Summer:

With all the outdoor activity it's hard to knuckle down and make headway on these projects. Thanks for rainy days.....

Began the Superstructure Breast Works this week and finally managed to finalize the size of the Cathedral decking. I was off by about a centimeter overall but which will be easy to compensate for.

Below are two images from the basic half finished deck breast works....

https://i.imgur.com/wI1EYEF.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/gmwVCUL.jpg
 

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The year was 1954 and I was visiting my Grandmother and Aunt for the Summer when 20K Leagues Debuted. I was 10 years old and had fallen in love with the Harper Goff Nautilus. The story was incidental other than the battle with the squid.....

The line (queue) to see the movie stretched around the block so disappointed as I was I saw (with a bit of coaxing) the folly of waiting in that line that clearly out numbered the available seating. It wasn't until the following week I saw the Film.

I had already read the Jules Verne novel years ago and his vision of the Nautilus was described Prof. Arronnax as an unadorned spindle shape with overlapping plates resembling scales and two retractable protrusions on the upper hull; the bridge and the powerful search light.

The Goff version had a clearly Victorian appeal that captured the imagination of my 10 year old mind.

This model which I built in 1980 was my first experience with resin models and the upper hull was warped about a 1/4 inch longer than the lower hull and I had not an inkling of how to remedy the problem. Ultimately I ran a hot bath and heated the hull and attempted to bend it into a compatible match for the lower hull component. I was successful to a degree and rather than run the risk of damaging the hull I opted to file the beak the remaining couple of millimeters to match the lower hull. You can sitll see the discrepancy which continues to vex me to this day...

https://i.imgur.com/9Jik9yb.jpg


It's been so long since I handled this model that I clean forgot the bridge had an interior. I'll use my recently acquired skills to upgrade the interior

https://i.imgur.com/5IuvHRI.jpg


I also should upgrade the paint work. :D

When I get the time
 

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Splendid old boy, that movie was a regular Sunday matinee over here when I was a kid. I loved James Mason as Nemo.
 

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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 here's a few images to tide over until the rains return.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


First the superstructure deck now has forward battlements and the blocks are the beginnings of the center corner towers which do not seem to have any offensive capabilities.

https://i.imgur.com/LxtL1cI.jpg


Extending the deck allows for spacing the "Firestorm Redoubts" and also gives room for the fifteen meter tall statues on the Citadel base to be seen more clearly.

Finally;

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


A bird's eye view of the Firestorm quad Laser Cannons base

It's all coming together just as if I actually had, Some kinda Plan. Ha!
 

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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 here's a few images to tide over until the rains return.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


First the superstructure deck now has forward battlements and the blocks are the beginnings of the center corner towers which do not seem to have any offensive capabilities.

https://i.imgur.com/LxtL1cI.jpg


Extending the deck allows for spacing the "Firestorm Redoubts" and also gives room for the fifteen meter tall statues on the Citadel base to be seen more clearly.

Finally;

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


A bird's eye view of the Firestorm quad Laser Cannons base

It's all coming together just as if I actually had, Some kinda Plan. Ha!
 

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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 I did not perceive there were ten of them until this week.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


What was going to be a minor exercise in tedium has suddenly become a major pain in the arse.

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


https://i.imgur.com/lgMG9De.jpg


Doubly so because I really hate doing these tiny pyramidal end caps.

https://i.imgur.com/gFX0ksH.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/1U79qzG.jpg
 
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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 turrets. I made only two and while quite successful on completion I'd forgotten how I actually built them :p

Hence the title of this entry.

When I obtained the back view I found I needed two more.

https://i.imgur.com/4qFJy2Z.jpg
 
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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 been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are put the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

https://i.imgur.com/smVvP40.jpg
 
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