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  1. #61
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    Bigger is better!
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    http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?t=12017

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    Well, I guess it isn't too surprising that it'll end up a lot larger all round than a Warlord. After all, Emperor titans are supposed to overshadow Warlords
    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, there is no time for peace. No respite. No Balance. There is only War.

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    Chin Guard Detail:

    Back from Easter holiday; before I left I started the detail of the chin guard because I might have to put slots in the backing as well as the decorative spear shapes. The slots are ready made aligning points so duplicating the spear point is a cinch.


    http://i.imgur.com/i8pheXC.jpg


    I used a slightly modified tongue depresor to file the pieces to roughly the same shape and each pair is roughly 2 MM longer that the other S M L respectively

    http://i.imgur.com/1IMWqXh.jpg


    Now that the three pair are rough shaped I can clean up the edges and thin them all down to the finished width.

    This model head seems a lot easier than was the Warlord so far.
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    OMG:

    Seriously this is probably the most gratifying construct I have done in quite some time.

    http://i.imgur.com/LpUWR8T.jpg


    Everything is falling into place.

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


    Even though the chin armour is too far forward (easily remedied) it gives a hint of the majesty to come.......

    http://i.imgur.com/oeVW0v7.jpg


    It's still not too late to start following/building along on this construction. I foresee this will be quite something when finished. :blush:
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  5. #65

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    Then A Miracle Happened:

    But no, it didn't.... I was working without checking on the so far completed 'Skull' (well that's what it looks like to me) and I got away from the proper relative sizes. and so far it looks okay. The cheek armour under the visor seems about right especially since the large round canisters under the eye sockets still need to be added.

    http://i.imgur.com/kdIR6Gf.jpg


    I still have to pare down the nose and chin dart embellishments and I'm having difficulty reconciling the extra wide vertical strip under the nose; it looks too wide to me on the skull but less so on the 2D image. I like it thinner as it give the lower face a more refined look.

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


    I'm going to have to bit the bullet and be less slavish to the prototype image and do what my instinct tells me looks best.....

    So here is today's effort just tack glue in place temporarily.

    http://i.imgur.com/yUS4JfD.jpg


    and I'm already not liking the chin dart (What was I thinking???) but the roughed in nose seems pretty close to what I looking for.
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    Looking great so far, although I agree that something looks off about the chin dart.
    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, there is no time for peace. No respite. No Balance. There is only War.

  7. #67

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    Space Marine regalia:

    Sorry, I got 'way too ahead of myself last night and in a fit of inspiration came up with the resolution to the nose and chin gewgaws but also the iron prow boot.

    First the boot as I don't know what the interior looks like I got the inspiration to make it a solid floor and use the slots for small arms loopholes,

    http://i.imgur.com/wDcB6Y2.jpg


    just about enough room for a coupl'a sharpshooters shoulder to shoulder firing down at retreating infantry probably not in

    http://i.imgur.com/5uE0rpp.jpg


    The floor is 0.040 inch (1,0 MM) styrene which still needs to be trimmed to size but I still left one side not done so you can see the gusset strips needed to spread the floor. 70,0 MM (2.75 inches).

    http://i.imgur.com/i71rWhT.jpg


    Gluing the strip inside first and letting dry for an hour

    http://i.imgur.com/7oBz3p8.jpg


    And finally finishing up the nose vents and rebuilding the chin gewgaw.

    http://i.imgur.com/XhTN3b1.jpg
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    Back On Track:

    After quite a bit of editing I'm back on track With the nose and chin darts pretty much as I want them but of course they are still rough and need to be refined to a more elegant shape. I think it will be better to do these alterations whilst on the head a bit at a time so as not to compromise what is almost satisfactory.

    http://i.imgur.com/Iy0I9z1.jpg


    I took the image below so the substructure can be seen. I was in a quandary how to make the flare on either side of the chin until I added the floor which made the whole thing easy plus it gave stability to the chin guard and a reason for being; i.e. a small arms fighting platform. I just made more work for myself as now I need to access and egress this area.

    http://i.imgur.com/0ic6dSf.jpg


    The Space Marine is a bit large for this cramped area but a couple of cadians will fit nicely.

    http://i.imgur.com/Pvw7iBM.jpg


    This side view shows I still have a lot of shaping to the flare to do.

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


    and front view likewise but there is a method to my madness because it is easier to sand and shape things smaller than it is to cut off and replace things with larger.

    http://i.imgur.com/LgN0py8.jpg


    So just a couple of more images tour de force while I install the other flare today.

    http://i.imgur.com/9xLnag7.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/IPjFAHk.jpg
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  9. #69

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    Yeah So The Visor's Not Right; I Know:

    It's like working a Rubik's Cube. You have to discard order to increase order. I have figured out the mechanism to pin the side panels back and still allow for the movement and easy disassembly otherwise I could jut glue and be done with it.


    http://i.imgur.com/4iK9lJH.jpg


    But what I am really showing is the first layer of the reinforcing gussets that I have to admit are somewhat crude.

    The side view seems reminiscent of the Batman comic Joker Which may or may not be a good thing

    http://i.imgur.com/F2GJRLu.jpg


    The rear quarter view show there is still a tremendous amount of detailing to be done. But fun none the less.


    http://i.imgur.com/acYFw8C.jpg


    And of course the hidden areas that no one will ever see once all the magnets and clips are installed to keep the head together.

    http://i.imgur.com/bQhzqH3.jpg


    Finally my unpatented slide mechanism for easy removal of the visor.

    http://i.imgur.com/ZkOCMk4.jpg


    Gawd, I still have to add lighting to this as well!
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    It's funny you say it reminds you of the Joker, because from the early pictures with the eyemask loosely covering the head I thought it looked like one of the Batkids' cowls.
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