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  1. #71

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    It is really taking shape now! The work on the visor is awesome.

    I reckon a couple of Skitarii with the rifles may match better than Cadians though?
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  2. #72

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    Have to look up what Skitarii are............

    Artistic Interpretation:

    That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

    My Invictus skull differs from the image in many respects. Some as corrected projection errors such as the wrap around eyes, some as untranslatable 2D to 3D projection discrepancies and some as, "I just think it looks better that way." larger darts on the helmet, shorter and wider chin. Yadda yadda.........

    and some with flat out mistakes on my part in building without measuring.

    http://i.imgur.com/3vx0u6U.jpg


    The flat iron flare of the chin in my model is almost twice the size of the image but I like the side view on the image but not the front view so I made the front view conform to the side and, walla, extra wide flange.

    http://i.imgur.com/A4o2hPa.jpg


    The side view is pathetic but it'll due for the nonce. I just tack glued everything together so the helmet tips back and the chin doesn't jut as it should and the visor is too vertical but you can get the idea.

    You can see by the images below that as of this time I intend to have the Chin, Visor and Helmet as one piece. This may change after I make the interior cockpit area but I am having difficulty mating the visor to the chin/cheek plates.

    http://i.imgur.com/YnX8SS6.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/T6pzCvm.jpg


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  3. #73

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    That really looks great.

    Skitarii are the Adpetus Mechanicus foot soldiers whose role is to protect Ad Mech foundries and also the Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus. They are basically Tech-Guard.

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  4. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haighus View Post
    That really looks great.

    Skitarii are the Adpetus Mechanicus foot soldiers whose role is to protect Ad Mech foundries and also the Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus. They are basically Tech-Guard.

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    Thanks,

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  5. #75

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    Eyes Have it:

    Preparing to add the wiring and LEDs some time this weekend so first I needed to know where the eye socket lenses would go and how they would fit. Getting the angles of the base of each lens frame was quite a chore as my sockets aren't 100% mirror images of each other depthwise. Fortunately they are within a quarter of a millimeter the same in socket size about 0.010th of an inch; yeah, I know, I was flabbergasted as well when I actually measured them.

    http://i.imgur.com/K6cmbJQ.jpg


    Anywho I be gluing on the rivets this evening which should consume a good portion of my relaxation time

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


    Meanwhile here's an image I found that shows the relative sizes of my Warlord to this new construction although I think the white shirted figure at the foot of the Warlord is too small.

    http://i.imgur.com/w4oB6XM.jpg
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    I think a hatch in the floor of the cockpit area and a ladder down to the chin platform would be ample detail. I second the Skitarii infantry suggestion, too. Use a Rhino hatch piece and maybe some Mantic terrain ladders. I can even send you a spare ladder if you like. PM me if you're interested.
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  7. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tothe View Post
    I think a hatch in the floor of the cockpit area and a ladder down to the chin platform would be ample detail. I second the Skitarii infantry suggestion, too. Use a Rhino hatch piece and maybe some Mantic terrain ladders. I can even send you a spare ladder if you like. PM me if you're interested.
    Thanks for the offer but I've been working (mentally) on a two tiered cockpit that will afford access to the chin platform, all that needs be done now is the fiddly bits of assembling it.
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  8. #78

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    Subject To Change:

    I changed my mind about what to work on last night. I had it in mind to detail the rivets but an idea occurred to me as to how to fasten the visor to the helmet so I went with that.

    I used a slip joint slide to fasten the horizontal stabilizer to the vertical stabilizer on my Thunderhawk so I know it will work and as long as it isn't treated too rough.

    We see below the result of an hour or so fiddling and waiting for the various glued parts to dry; a slide rail on the helmet and a slot to receive the rail on the visor. The tolerance is snug enough to hold the visor in place but sufficiently loose to allow ease of removal.

    http://i.imgur.com/2XqfFTa.jpg


    I really should learn to take videos for these demos but slipped half on.

    http://i.imgur.com/rZNkq28.jpg


    and slid home.

    http://i.imgur.com/qfw8zUE.jpg


    The beauty of this arrangement is it allows me to complete the visor lighting at a later date after I finish the interior cockpit assembly.

    And a few images of the visor in place and at the proper angle now:

    http://i.imgur.com/X96YCua.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/4ZwiyCj.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/HgVoY7Y.jpg
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  9. #79

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    If you want to learn more about Skitarii, check this link. It is a bit conflicting because it combines older background with the newer stuff since GW released a model range.

    The visor removable system looks functional, and the visor looks not far off completion now. Just rivets and lighting to go and it will look like an actual FW design to be honest. Will you be putting other detailing around the lenses in the eyes, such as cabling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haighus View Post
    If you want to learn more about Skitarii, check this link. It is a bit conflicting because it combines older background with the newer stuff since GW released a model range.

    The visor removable system looks functional, and the visor looks not far off completion now. Just rivets and lighting to go and it will look like an actual FW design to be honest. Will you be putting other detailing around the lenses in the eyes, such as cabling?
    Yeah I learned a Skitarii load about them yesterday. I went so far as to order a few sets to populate my titans and maintenance gantry. Thanks for the info.

    Yeah the cabling &etc will be added when I finis the detailing. Right now I have to incorporate the interior cockpit with the rest of the head(sic).
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