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The holes in the end if the barrel are to vent gasses, that cant go back into the fighting compartment and are too high pressure to be absorbed by the barrel, look at the WW2 Sturm Tiger. The plasma coils look really good, need a little fine tuning but the general look is well on the way, well done sir!
 

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One Step Forward Two Steps Back;

I finally bit the bullet and opted to expand the width of the forward deck.

The image below shows the full forward deck before my attempt at modifying the width....



Removing the corner turrets and lopping off a single row of waffle panel on each side I increased the with by 2.25 squares on each side as shown in the two images below.....



This all brings in line the discrepancies and also give me close to the proper number of "Chicklet" crenellations that are shown in the origin Emperor Titan prototype. You can count them if you like. :D



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This will broaden the front of the deck and allow for four more "Chicklet'' crenellations on the ends.

Now all needs be done is add some space fillers and replace the deck panels and I'll be back in business with a lot more room to add detail to the two side structures and the central Quake Cannon fixed mount structure.
 
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Thanks Old Man. Looks like it's just you and me on this forum.

Blood Sweat and Tears:

It's a pain when areas you thought were complete need to be modified. But I would never be happy with the deck being too small to accommodate the structures situated on the platform.



As you can see I had to add three dentations to each end of the deck platform.



This has the added bonus of overhanging the main weapons arms......

and making the overall effect more massive.



Ya can't have an Emperor Titan too massive I always say.

Perhaps that why I am always sitting alone at parties?
 
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Shazam!

The crenellations have been increased by 6 giving a grand total of 34 across the front giving the busy look of the castle superstructure but not cramping the components as it did before.



There is now room to position personnel along the battlements....



The corner turrets are temporarily affixed to the deck so I can begin the side crenellations.



Eventually these bulwarks will be applied to all sides of the deck.
 
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Falling Together… Somewhat

After major renovations to the front and side bulwarks plus adding the concave panel below the decking gives a much more finished appearance to the overall project.

One of the criticisms I have with huge structures of this type is that the decks appear too flimsy.



This concave reinforcement provides sufficient bulk to the edges of the platform.



Once dried I can begin applying the crenellations to the sides and the deck battlements.
 
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Discussion Starter · #449 · (Edited)
Sometimes You Bite the Bear and Get away With It :D

The side crenellations have got to fit within close tolerances. I had only a few millimeters of leeway in seven inches to get these nine dentations to fit evenly without more major adjustments.

Naturally I procrastinated attempting to build these bulwarks until today (and last evening) but low they came out better than I expected with a tolerance of micromillimeters (otherwise known as 64ths of an inch)



(I dearly love the Imperial system. I can't wait until the rest of the World adopts it.)

So here we have the crenellations in place and ready for gluing...



But before I do that I need to complete the main arm cutouts in the deck which I presume are for servicing and retracting the shoulder armament.




Gaad! Did I stumble into the purpose of these cutouts or What?

Purely by accident I assure you. Serendipity rears its ugly head once again.
 
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" the imperial system"!!!!! Here was me thinking the American war of Independence was fought and won so you could shake off the tyranny of the British and adopt metric, beautiful, beautiful, everything sounds bigger in metric system
 

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" the imperial system"!!!!! Here was me thinking the American war of Independence was fought and won so you could shake off the tyranny of the British and adopt metric, beautiful, beautiful, everything sounds bigger in metric system
I find the metric system cumbersome and limited. The Meter is too large for general carpentry and the millimeter too coarse for model building. The foot measurement seems more appropriate for general human measures i.e. a standard height of 6 feet (two yards) etc.

While equally comfortable with both systems and interchange each depending on convenience, I find the Imperial system more useful in both carpentry and modeling. The kilometer has no basis in real world distances (meter = 1/10,000,000th the distance of the north pole to equator ( incidentally the surveyors got it wrong ); but the mile is based on the Roman standard of a thousand paces in a mile (mille in Latin) which incidentally is actually a decimal measurement. :D Thank God they left the time measurement alone.
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The Wine Was Sour:

So I threw it out.

I went for broke widening the superstructure deck by about 4 inches which necessitated revamping the ends of the deck.

After struggling with the modification ad nauseum working upside down I managed to modify the left hand side of the deck to allow for the cove moulding on the underside of the crenellations but it was beyond my patience to try to juxtapose the coordinates for the other side. ( I always wanted to use the word "juxtapose" in a sentence. :)




Anyhow I tore the entire superstructure apart and turned the deck upside down and still it was quite difficult to break out the underside of the deck but a lot easier than working upside down.

Here is what I had to replicate:



mirroring the completed underside.

And the entire underside for reference:



Easy peasy (Not)
 

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A Fine Madness?

Someone stop him before he goes all the way back to the beginning!!!

This morning I finished off installing the cooling vanes/buttresses (?) around the base of the waist.







I've put this off long enough. I couldn't decide how the should be arranged around the forward corners but these seem to work okay.



I cast a troubled glance at the femur/thigh component and thought what the hey; while I've got the thing completely disassembled I might as well lengthen the upper legs as well. I've put it off long enough.

With my trusty razor saw and a couple of hacks I severed the knee joint; "In a thrice the deed was done!" Ha,Ha! Hee Hee!



I decided to increase the thigh length by a bit over 7 CM (2.6 inches) shown here compared to the other leg (still to be done)

Once reassembled we'll if that is sufficient.
 
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Hurts my brain thinking of all that reworking, but I have a feeling it would hurt yours more if you didn't! So glad you are keeping up this Herculean task.

On a side note, have you tried Gunpowder Gin? Tis fine gin, if you like gin, makes quite the refreshing tipple!
 

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One of my biggest complaints about the Forge World Warlord is I thought the legs were too short. I even resolved were I ever to purchase one I would lengthen to legs.




With a lot of effort I managed to increase the length of the legs by about 7,0 centimeters (2.75 inches). It required a lot more work than I had bargained for. If I had to do it over again I probably wouldn't have done it.

(whom I kidding; I'm not obsessive compulsive for the fun of it.)

Anyway here's a couple of views of the stretch job...







and I also got the legs to work so they can be posed as seen below.




Gun Powder Gin. I'll give it a shot :D groan.
 
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Eureka!

First time together with the complete top hamper, the basic edifices that is.



Also the first time with the new leg extensions and the full weight if the basic model brought to bear on the legs.



The model is extremely top heavy and while precariously stable walking around the model would topple it I'm sure; so for the time being I propped it up against the back of a chair.



I need to add stabilizers to the interior of the greave housings.

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(Note the 51 inches (1.2954 meter) on the six foot scale... a far cry from my initial projection of a tad over a meter.)

The top view and the foreground level camera angle shot brings home the majesty of this monster.




The two figures added for scale are virtually lost in the immensity of the construction.



Optimistically I am going to start detailing the basic components and getting the main weapons mounted on the shoulders.
 
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