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  1. #41

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Rough Shaping:

    Final rough shaping involves truing up the block to 90░ then cutting a 45░ bevel each side and finally two 22.5░ bevels each side on top and sides.

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


    Next (and this is the tricky part because it takes a bit of an eye for roundness) sanding off the excess in a controlled arc movement on the sanding belt.

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


    http://i.imgur.com/8vAqAXM.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/W0ZiUMI.jpg


    so the helmet has a slightly flattened ovoid shape in cross section.
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  2. #42

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    Basic Helmet and Head

    Well it took far more time than I thought but I do finally have the basic helmet cut to size.


    http://i.imgur.com/P1eCper.jpg


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


    http://i.imgur.com/J6b7rWg.jpg


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


    The rear view shows how much I cut out of the interior so I can add the under helmet detail when the cockpit is complete. I may still remove a lot of the inside material but for now it's sufficient as the helmet is as fragile as an eggshell with out it's interior framing.


    http://i.imgur.com/n4znz4T.png


    BTW you may have noticed the background image. This is what I am hoping the finished Titan will look like but leaner and longer legs.
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    Muy bien, se˝or, muy bien.
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  4. #44

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    Suffice it to say I am not happy how this helmet is turning out so I am revamping it. Update coming soon.

    Meanwhile:

    I naturally assumed my Warlord crew would fit into an Imperator head but never really checked so while I'm waiting to complete the face shield I just tried them for size.....

    There's plenty of room; even for a Princep and a few attendees And a cadre of Tech Priests as well.

    http://i.imgur.com/Hgx7B75.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/ApSGtc4.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 03-30-2017 at 02:04 PM.
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    Oh? What's the hickup?
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  6. #46

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    I just didn't like it. I can do better. I've never been afraid to strive for perfection. Compromise is the downfall. Once you accept second best you'll be wasting your time.
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  7. #47

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    Now It Can Be Told:

    Now that I have resolved the issue I can reveal why I had to revamp the helmet. It all boiled down to an assumption on my part that the artist drawing the two elevations of the head was a draughtsman. In a proper draught you project lines from one plane to another and ideally there should be a top elevation as well but I accepted the two elevations as sufficient for my 3D rendering. I built my model slightly oversized than the plan as I wanted the 'head' to be larger than my Warlord's head as the finished model will be 10 to 12 inches taller than my Warlord. I blissfully used the side elevation for all my calculations and after laminating all the layers proceeded to sand the contours of the helmet but after the rough sanding was completed I found the helmet dome was significantly flattened.

    http://i.imgur.com/8vAqAXM.jpg


    It did not have the look of the front elevation at all. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed as I had based my interior design and mechanism on the front projection......


    http://i.imgur.com/56WnEFl.jpg


    Rather than scrap the helmet and start afresh I opted to build on the original to increase the height of the dome which is seen in these to images. It was last night that I managed to glue in the compound curved pieces requisite to obtain a smooth contour; the final pieces to be installed later this morning.

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


    So with this setback resolved I can continue with the building of the head; my obsessive compulsive integrity intact.
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  8. #48

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    A Cure for a Rainy Day:

    After a rough rounding sanding I scored the armour panel lines. First with my utility knife. Then with razor saw and finally with xacto keyhole saw blade
    https://www.widgetsupply.com/mm5/gra...in_519x340.jpg

    to widen the gaps between the armour


    http://i.imgur.com/rer2DpT.jpg


    Now the helmet is ready for wet sanding which will hopefully remove the striation lines.

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


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


    Now we're back to making the visor.
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  9. #49

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    Bloody hell, this is an amzing project you've got going here! I am going to keep following this. Great work so far! I can honestly say that this is so far shaping up the be the best looking Imperator I've yet seen.

    Also, you are pretty much spot on with the height- whilst sizes have been all over the place in the past, the current official height equates to about 3 foot based on the FW models of other titans and GW materials. The stuff in the BL novels can be considered largely propaganda in this sense.
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  10. #50

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    Thanks for the reply and the input, glad to have you along.

    Crest:

    The crest seemed a daunting task but after the helmet it was child's play. I began by laminating six layers of 0.030 thousandths styrene last night because 1/4 inch styrene is too expensive and to hard to work with plus 0.030 is what I had on hand.

    I then scribed two lines and equa-spaced the drill points with my vernier calipers.

    I used my #11 Xacto blade to deepen the drill points and hand drilled 1/16" pilot holes for the scallops.


    http://i.imgur.com/I6LWbhV.jpg


    Then I drilled 1/8 inch holes to center the 1/4 inch final holes for the scallops.

    http://i.imgur.com/shluvZ1.jpg


    After drilling the 1/4 inch holes I cut off the excess material and sanded to the appropriate half hole depth.

    http://i.imgur.com/5ugL5iz.jpg
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