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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 virtuallycarbon copies of the front components. My grandioseidea of a kit bash citadelhas been greatly reconsidered because such a structure would compromise the theme of the scratch work.
"There is no shortcut to glory." It's a lesson I seem destined to relearn with every model I attempt. :D

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


On another aside I can't believeI only took one picture of this most recent construction!
 
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Now It Can Be Told:
https://i.imgur.com/eLje0ft.jpg


After a month hiatus where I spent the time duplicating the upper works previously accomplished I am approaching the point where four bastions are ready to have the surface sheets applied.
https://i.imgur.com/t0LlSiP.jpg


I took it on myself to spare my erstwhile readers the agony of enduring repetitiveexposition and bit by bit gluing that which was previously documented ad nauseam.
https://i.imgur.com/kvUFLCA.jpg


So this is where we are on the superstructure and I have to say I am elated that this is finally approaching completion, component wise that is; there is still a load of detailingto do!!!!

https://i.imgur.com/8xilcXF.jpg
 
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Ahhh more great stuff old boy, at times I wonder weather I should praise you or recommend a therapist for these endeavours. Have a bit of rep!
 

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Wow, it has been some time since I worked on this project but over the past week I've finally felt well enough to rekindle my interest in completing this effort.

As some have perceived I may have contracted the Corona virus but I couldn't be tested for sure as yet. Today I am going to be tested for the presence of Covid 19 antibodies.

https://i.imgur.com/Hh5qHUd.jpg


Anyway over the past week or so I've made some inroads into how to proceed with the superstructure and begun to make the base for the rear pair of towers.

Also for scale I've included the Skitarii figure and one of the decorative statures I ultimately plan to incorporate in the towers.


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



Without going back to view the last developments I posted regarding the interior engineering levels I've included this as well.


Blackadder
 
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Good to see you again @Blackadder and your wonderful creations! Get well soon old boy, I'm sure you'll be having some medicinal libations to keep your spirits up
 

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Thanks for the reply Old Man....

First Time Together This Year:

Toppling damage has been repaired. Blackadder is on the mend. All's right with the world and today is the first time I am putting this all together for a progress report. TADA!
First I am finally confident I have solved the problem of the superstructure so here is the solution.
The egg crate structure at the rear of the deck can be shifted back as needs be but it will form the base for the rear superstructure components.
https://i.imgur.com/Y6RhhcK.jpg


The blue boxes simulate the height of the rear components above the front components. It was there that I had the problem and now we can proceed with the structureson the deck. There will be a cathedral roof between the two rear towers and the huge main gun will protrude between the statues.
https://i.imgur.com/Ht6FCh9.jpg


Here's a side image.
https://i.imgur.com/Ia5lUxe.jpg


And a left side image aerial view.
https://i.imgur.com/abIubGW.jpg


Ho hum you say; what else is new......
It's a surprise even for ME!
 
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Are You Ready For This:

One of the first things I built for this Titan was the Plasma Cannon. Quite possibly the coolest weapon conceived by GW/FW and I chose this for my Emperor Titan.

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


Of course I had no idea how big to make it and it has been one of my main concerns whether it was too big or too small for all these years until yesterday as I write.
Yesterday with the Titan in one piece for the first time this year I decided to bite the bullet and hang the weapon on the mount arm with the following result.
https://i.imgur.com/fiBcKXJ.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/Kswc1Dg.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/r22XPNz.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/V2xYYqZ.jpg


In all I'm quite pleased with the result.
 
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Gasp! The beast is outstanding old boy, simply outstanding. And are those V.H.S tapes? The only one I could make out was robocop, an outstanding movie
 

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The Superstructure towers in the rear needed to be raised in my estimation.

Using the waffle lens material I made a structure that should do the trick.

This is wonderful stuff to work with. It makes building bulky objects a simple task with no real measuring as the 1/2 inch squares are gnat's ass uniform in size.

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



The extended base with the towers

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


and with the Gothic statues applied

https://i.imgur.com/XZV0yhc.jpg


By George I think he's got it.
 
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The Wine was Sour:

I've gone about as far with this as I can without correcting grievous mistakes I've tried to lived with for the past year or so. If I am to complete this model the problems must be addressed now.

The following images are of the upper torso as it is right now.....

https://imgur.com/vRRiNtf


https://imgur.com/1YA34OA


https://imgur.com/9uqE1qn


The yoke arms are too low and hang too far down into the interior decks.

The first step is to take the model completly apart and remove the yoke.

https://imgur.com/oiazU2m


I cut about 1.5 inches off the top of the yoke which seems about right...

https://imgur.com/usSQmjp


I sealed the top with 0.020 inch styrene...

https://imgur.com/Zm0Q2dC


https://imgur.com/CxLIA8j


more to come.....
 
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Good to see you back old boy, splendid work as per s.o.p, hope you and yours are staying coof free, in these troubled times
 

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Flying Buttresses!!!

I guess it's no secret I work entirely without plans; so when perusing the only image I have of this beastie for the umpteenth time I rediscovered the [email protected] thing has minarets WITH FLYING BUTTRESSES!!! Egad!



The problem is because of the perspective of the image and the obscuring smoke it's hard to determine what the bottom of these minarets look like and the author of this marvelous 3D monstrosity has not come forth with a clearer view.

I'm going to have to guesstimate the size and scale of these improbable appurtenances.



Mercifully there are only four of these constructs and after a fashion I settled on what I believe is a proper size for these escarpments.


A thought has come to me that the buttresses may have to be duplicated upside down as well but I'll have to see once they are temporarily installed on the model..



I have given up on what purpose they may serve other than ornamentation.
 

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Yesterday I was asked a the question, "How much does this entire construction weigh?"

I guessed approximately 10 kilo or 20.2pounds at the moment.

Today I weighed the upper body (no mean featBTW) which turned out to be 8,03 kilo / 17.7 pounds so perhaps altogether 11 kilo or 24.25 pounds.

Down to today's business.....

Yesterday evening in a flurry of activity I finally put together the central Keep framework and platform



The size of which was determined by the placement of the rear towers.



The following images demonstrate where the Keep is in relation to the deck components.











Today I shall be working on the corner turrets to bring them in line with the rest of the construction.
 

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The imagination and/or works of people never ceases to amaze me. I love to build things, but the work you put into this just isn't in me. What you've built is simply fantastic!
 

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Thanks for the reply 😊

Aedificium:

For want of a better name.

This central structure fits nicely between the two rear towers and will have a catwalk instead of a peaked roof.



I've not yet decided how to place the front/rear of the structure given that the base fits nicely either way.



I will be departing for the original 3D image either way as I have only a vague idea what the inner court looks like.




I need to retake these images......



But you get the general idea.....



This is my favorite view :D



Martini time,

Skoal!
 
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