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  1. #181

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    Your attention to detail on this project is amazing. This beast will look magnificent once completed.
    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, there is no time for peace. No respite. No Balance. There is only War.

  2. #182

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    Clutchin' At Straws:

    I've got this huge space between the deck and the Main Arm Support Yoke that has to be filled with some awesome Titiany stuff. So right now I am experimenting with Cod Bitz to try to com up with a unique techy/churchy facade that covers three floors of the interior behind the head.

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


    This is the first attempt and I'm not too pleased with the huge doors.

    https://i.imgur.com/YCNkW2b.jpg

    It seems to diminish the over all size of the figures compared to the Titan.

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


    Stepping back the effect isn't as bad but I need a rational for the oversized doors and as I type this the Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest Dominus' are just the ticket and the Belisarius Cawl can use the double front doors

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


    Ha! Problem is solved.

    I planned to have the two outsized clergy overseeing the battle from the balcony vantage point all along and purely by accident I made the way they can access the balcony. Talk about serendipity.
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  3. #183

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    I'm assuming the large gap is for the piston to connect to the arm? Based on the above 3d model.
    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, there is no time for peace. No respite. No Balance. There is only War.

  4. #184

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    As I have previously stated the model has no plan with which to work from so some problems manifest themselves as I proceed. I mounted the 'Main Arm Yoke' before I had reasoned out the recently made side panel. Now I find the yoke is positioned too far aft by about a half inch. For the sake of artistic symmetry I need to bring the yoke forward.

    I also am working on a second level maintenance platform hence the gap you pointed out. I need a door onto that platform and possibly an access into the yoke. The Piston you mentioned serves no purpose that I can devine. the yoke beam is rigid and unarticulated so the piston extends or retracts to what purpose? Extending or retracting the yoke arm affords little in the way of benefit. The yet to be produced mount bracket will serve to elevate or depress the muzzle and the plate will allow a training arc of some 30░.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-16-2017 at 06:42 AM.
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  5. #185

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    Skinning:

    So it's time to skin the yoke. A straightforward application of 0.040 inch/ 1 MM styrene to cover all the internal structure.

    https://i.imgur.com/YEq238u.jpg


    It takes a lot of styrene glue and a few gluing clamps but other than leaving an excess of styrene for slight variations in the surface, all the gluing takes is a bit of care and patience.

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


    When dried sand off the excess with sanding blocks and files.

    https://i.imgur.com/O5BaWsy.jpg


    Worthy of note, I don't use green stuff, it makes for a sloppy looking interim stage so instead I just use Thin Cement and as I sand, the styrene dust settles in the cracks and the cement dissolves it so when dry the crack/blemish is repaired with the same material as the model.

    https://i.imgur.com/yLXpxpw.jpg
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  6. #186

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    I Don't Care:

    I'm posting it anyway. I'm trying to rationalize the second level engineering where I plan to have the reactor and some sort of mumbo jumbo altar to solicit favor from the Machine God.

    https://i.imgur.com/CA55iTn.jpg


    The first level replete with appropriate iconic bells and whistles but the second level were the real work be done has a more utilitarian aspect.

    https://i.imgur.com/bYt6RAX.jpg


    Yeah I know I have to move the hinges and the door at present leads to a ruddy great step down but all that will be addressed.

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


    What is of most significance is that purely by happenstance I managed to get the yoke in precisely the proper position to bisect the side panel perfectly.

    https://i.imgur.com/CA55iTn.jpg


    Too bad I can't manage to apply that precision in real life.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-19-2017 at 06:05 AM.
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  7. #187

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    Imperial Eagle 2.0

    Some major changes in the works in an attempt to improve on the overall appearance of the facade. There were a few things I was not satisfied with..............

    https://i.imgur.com/Kz5zHCV.jpg


    The Imperial Eagle being one so here we have the 2.0 version which I believe will look better.

    https://i.imgur.com/dDwzPj4.jpg


    Right now just in paper while I adjust the size and space out the flight feathers better......

    Eventually the overall effect will be something like this.......

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


    Which I believe will show up better and have a more practical value as an upper deck support corbel as well as being decorative.

    More to come later but now I have to take my Lithium; Hahaaaaaa!
    Last edited by Blackadder; 10-21-2017 at 01:17 PM.
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  8. #188

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    Belisarius Cawl

    While I am rebuilding the various areas of the chest region I broke out the Belisarius Cawl to see how it will look on the command balcony.....

    Assembly hint this model is very delicate and painting it will be a chore especially when completely assembled so I added what the manufacturer should have mainly a stem between the upper body and the lower. Just a piece of sprue about half an inch long carved down to fit in a hole drilled into the upper body.

    The lower body has an irregular shaped hole that needs to be cut larger to receive the piece of sprue.

    Right now I've only painted the skirt and cloak with flat red and grey primed the rest of the metallic parts which I believe I will finish in graphite and gold.

    https://i.imgur.com/Uq1wtDK.jpg


    After the model is painted the two assemblies can be glued together or as I intend just put together dry.
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  9. #189

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    Imperial Eagle 2.01

    Well I like it, Since I established how I was going to finish off the chest facade I've be quite busy with domestic projects but I finally finished the rough revamping of the Imperial Eagles stylized as they are to represent support corbels on either side of the chest.

    https://i.imgur.com/jvQDwM0.jpg


    The problem has vexed me for the past month and I am very fortunate to have not compromised and just glued everything in place only to have to scrap a good deal of work had it been glued together. (I think that is a sentence.) So now we can settle into adding the eagle assemblies to the structure while showing they do have a purposeful function; something they hadn't before.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  10. #190

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    Eagle Corbel

    The first of two eagle corbels is almost done so before I close it up I'd like to display the internal detail so you can see how it is made. Just pretend the waffle grid is all that is there and the skin and surface details are still to be installed.....

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


    The three quarter end on view shows the approximate thickness of the finished corbel approximately a scale metric meter in thickness.

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


    I used the freehand drawing of the eagle on styrene for a template to shape the internal waffle grid and cut the grid with handsaw and belt sander.

    https://i.imgur.com/5ydqYB4.jpg


    I glued the eagle to a 0.020 (0,50 MM) thick styrene sheet and cut it to fit the corbel frame glued and sanded the edges, added a reinforcing strip to the edge of the wing and glued on an accent stringer, filed off the excess reinforcing strip and glued the Gothic window gable to the end and Walla; it's ready to be installed on the model.

    https://i.imgur.com/g9jU0xZ.jpg


    Whew, I can't believe it actually worked. Now that it is actually done I can show on the next one (I need two of these) the actual work. No point of showing the process if it actually failed to reach fruition.

    Yeah, that's how I work.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

 

 
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