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    Default Blackadder Proposes a Warmonger Titan of the Emperor Class



    I wasn't up on the nomenclature when I posted the initial proposal thinking the Imperator was the Lucius style and the Emperor was the Mars style.

    I'm guessing, it's an epic scale model but whether it is home-made or a kit I have no idea.

    Mine (depending when ever I find time to start making it) in it's first iteration will use my standard Warlord legs and foot pads with be plug-in inverted flower pot shaped greaves that will house a couple platoons of foot soldiers (groan) each. the modular features of my Warlord readily allow for the removal of the front and rear toes so the step-like toes of the Warmonger can be installed at the toe hinge points.

    The new toes will give at least an inch more of height to the model that and the enhanced superstructure will increase the Warlord's height from 28 inches to around 36 inches (0,91 meters) so the size I am shooting for should be easily attainable. Removal of the Warlord generator housings require less than a minute and the new add on superstructure will plug in the same way. In all it will probably take less than 15 minutes to convert Warlord to Warmonger or back so the project is eminently doable...........when I have the time
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    Your not talking about this bugger are you?



    Dude that's gonna work out about 5-6 feet tall at 40K scale.....

    It's insane, DO IT!
    "I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post


    I wasn't up on the nomenclature when I posted the initial proposal thinking the Imperator was the Lucius style and the Emperor was the Mars style.

    I'm guessing, it's an epic scale model but whether it is home-made or a kit I have no idea.

    Mine (depending when ever I find time to start making it) in it's first iteration will use my standard Warlord legs and foot pads with be plug-in inverted flower pot shaped greaves that will house a couple platoons of foot soldiers (groan) each. the modular features of my Warlord readily allow for the removal of the front and rear toes so the step-like toes of the Warmonger can be installed at the toe hinge points.

    The new toes will give at least an inch more of height to the model that and the enhanced superstructure will increase the Warlord's height from 28 inches to around 36 inches (0,91 meters) so the size I am shooting for should be easily attainable. Removal of the Warlord generator housings require less than a minute and the new add on superstructure will plug in the same way. In all it will probably take less than 15 minutes to convert Warlord to Warmonger or back so the project is eminently doable...........when I have the time
    Haven't seen that kit so I'm thinking it's homemade. I recognize a lot of the bitz though! Would be a truly epic project!
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    See this Picture, that's the size scale of one of these babies to a Knight!

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    Hard to truely see, but a Epic Knight was about the size of it's lower leg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    This model is an Epic-scale Lucius pattern Imperator titan, converted by Christian Salling aka "Warmaster Nice" from the original model. You can see more pics of this model here.

    The Warmonger is a variant of the Imperator that's design for long-range fire support and anti-aircraft. You can see pics of both the unmodified Imperator and Warmonger titans from Epic on this page on WMN's website.

    Note that there are *three* different scales at work in Epic: ground scale, infantry scale and vehicle scale. Infantry are about 300:1, but vehicles (including titans) are anywhere from 200:1 to 150:1. Ground scale is more like 1000:1 or higher.
    Last edited by jodrell; 01-01-2015 at 05:06 PM. Reason: typo

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    Whoa thanks a bunch for all this invaluable information it will certainly come in handy. I shall have to compromise a bit on the size as even FW had to so as to make the construct more believable and not dwarf the other vehicles too badly. but I feel a 3 foot model should be sufficiently impressive none the less.

    I particularly like the rear of the leg/foot shot that shall do me in good stead when modifying my Warlord model.

    Of course the Warlord will not be compromised in these adjustments but just serve as a basis for fabricated add ons to augment the structure.

    Once again I appreciate the trouble you went to furnishing me with these images.

    I hope I can justify your effort.
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post

    I hope I can justify your effort.
    I think I speak for pretty much everyone 'round 'ere that's seen any of your work when I say: "You already have, many times over!"
    The bigger they are, the bigger the mess they make when they step on you. - Ahzek Ahriman, on Titans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrendian View Post
    I think I speak for pretty much everyone 'round 'ere that's seen any of your work when I say: "You already have, many times over!"
    Ditto
    "I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor".....
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    Walking Cathedrals, Some Thoughts on the Construction:

    Never having taken any courses in art or design I probably have no business making this compilation of what I perceive to be construction errors that seem prevalent in many of the Emperor Titans 'Imperators'.

    First of all regarding size there is a limit of practicality where while a two meter tall Emperor Titan may be impressive it is hardly a playable piece unless the titan itself is the game board. Rather it will be relegated to the store window of your local Gamesworkshop where when that one is closed will subsequently be consigned to the dumpster behind the soon to be renovated store.

    Because who has the room for such an out-sized monstrosity?

    So I set my limit at 33 to 36 inches (0,83820 to 0,91440 meters).

    Next problem is the slab sided blockiness of the greaves, hull, carapace, and cathedral appurtenances; with out being specific by showing images of others work I will demonstrate with a minor area of my own construction.

    Back in the days of my initial Warlord build I happened to make the rear bulkhead of my Engineering compartment too square.

    http://i.imgur.com/nZH84.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/hN7XM.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/o9kIR.jpg


    The subtle tapering of the lower rear panel and the angling of the lower edge of the carapace rear differs from the square lower edge and panel of DS's exceptionally fine 'miniature' and to me is much more aesthetically pleasing.

    Next post please............
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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    Like all of your projects i eagerly await to see the final product.

 

 
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