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  1. #191

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    Good Things Happen:

    Don't you hate it when good things happen to bad people. While Blackadder isn't exactly bad he's ill deserving of the luck granted him by the Omnissiah. This is coming out as if it were planned

    https://i.imgur.com/a6m035J.jpg


    Too many coincidences to be not under the guiding hand/claw/tentacle of the Machine God. The length verses scale of the Aquila, the size of the constructions on either side of the head. Even the placement of the weapons yoke vis-Ó-vis the upper deck have the aspect of pre-planning that I assure you is only the purest luck.

    https://i.imgur.com/KA63RcE.jpg

    Likewise the corner reinforcement hanging buttresses constructions are of a size and shape that lend themselves to incredibly purposeful design planning that again is mere happenstance. What I thought was an eclipse of never to be seen detail turns out to be within the 40K penchant for over accessorizing.

    https://i.imgur.com/jusGg1j.jpg


    Even the tiny gabled window seen here in the shadows seems to fit ideally as the Master planned Whom I shall take this time to credit the 3D designer of the Emperor Titan I am currently using as a guide. One Mister Joazzz whose images I have posted elsewhere in this thread. I hereby credit him for the inspiration of this project.

    https://i.imgur.com/2Pn6sOp.jpg


    It also gives me a direction of how to proceed with the underside of the superstructure platform. I now plan to capture the airyness of the between the Wars Warships of the hangar catapult bridge structure so often incorporated in their design. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5d/54/b6/5...rrier-wwii.jpg
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  2. #192

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    Fury Of Activity

    In a fury of activity I accomplished the second one of these corbels in record time surprising even myself. I need fit only a few pieces of plastic where they glued crooked

    https://i.imgur.com/67uAPQ6.jpg


    I will now begin some surgery to the chest plates to open up the area and give a more airy and interesting appearance to the underside of the deck.

    https://i.imgur.com/ODrRmw7.jpg


    If these images look strange it is because I inverted them. The bas relief eagle shows up better for some reason inverted.
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  3. #193

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    It is good to see th detail developing. Do you plan to complete the main body of the titan below the deck before moving on to the cathedral atop?
    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, there is no time for peace. No respite. No Balance. There is only War.

  4. #194

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haighus View Post
    It is good to see the detail developing. Do you plan to complete the main body of the titan below the deck before moving on to the cathedral atop?
    Yes, the rear of the Titan main body is incorporated in the upper works. Only from the front and the forward sides are the superstructures separate from the main body.

    Thanks for the question.

    Back On Track:

    I have finally seen where I went wrong

    https://i.imgur.com/Yx2BTJr.jpg


    It took the removal of the triangular chest panels to show me where the error lay


    https://i.imgur.com/3XGAaeG.jpg


    With the arms yoke exposed I realized I had broken the rule I cited early on in this construction where I stated that the main problem with most of these walking buildings is they looked too much like walking buildings.

    https://i.imgur.com/cfR4l91.jpg


    So after I show the full effect of the front elevation of the torso I'll begin again on the side pieces under the yoke. The work don there previously will be incorporated elsewhere.

    https://i.imgur.com/334lIW7


    The side doors will have to go.
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  5. #195

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    Sanding Blocks:

    An indispensible item for making these models are my home made sanding blocks.

    https://i.imgur.com/F2lZQyQ.jpg


    I got this idea from an old Radio Control model aircraft builder who always designed and built his own balsa and fabric models. The blocks as he demonstrated worked wonders shaping the soft balsa. He made the blocks himself using aircraft rug tape to affix the sandpaper to the blocks. When I graduated to scratchbuilt wooden model ship building I continued the practice of making these blocks refining the size so I could get two blocks out of a single sheet of sandpaper. Since I no longer build wooden ship models I have no need for the finer grit paper so I'm recovering my old 180 and 220 grit blocks with coarse 60 and 80 grits. I use 3M aluminum oxide paper as it is sharper than sand paper. first wrapping the block with the double back tape and then applying the paper to the block.

    Give it a try if you are seriously into model building. It's better than any commercial sanding block in my opinion.
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  6. #196

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    OMG

    Blackadder if fickle but Oh My God this is something I have to emulate. I just wish I knew who the artist is and if he has any other views of this machine. I was browsing tumbler for ideas and came across this no nonsense Emperor Titan that I am afraid makes mine look rather toylike. there is no other words for it.

    https://i.imgur.com/07c2jX2.jpg


    The massiveness of the outriggers on either side of the head, the overall solidness of the outriggers, thighs, and lower legs plus the realism of the superstructure and upper works is astounding.

    In an attempt to enhance the detail I brightened the image and increased the contrast.

    https://i.imgur.com/Aqhlq7m.jpg


    This has given me a whole new way to proceed on this construction borrowing liberally from both authors. But look at those shoulders and those guns. Truly the Machine God has been brought to life.
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  7. #197

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    Can't Get No......

    Satisfaction.

    On rethinking this project I find I was in error putting Cathedral parts in what ostensibly was the engineering area. We need some techie looking cryptic machinery instead of monastic facades

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


    So out with the old and in with the new.

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


    This may work out and it ties the overhead yoke to the chest plate structures neatly.

    https://i.imgur.com/V3pMz2a.jpg


    I may also have room for a maintenance catwalk (I do like catwalks)

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


    This design will give me more creative options when I tie in the rear exhaust structures as well.
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  8. #198

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    3D Analog Modeling:

    I love this stuff. This grid material is so relatively cheap and so versatile that it is rapidly becoming my basic building platform.

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


    Anyway I shall be using these angled constitutions for the 3 floors of engineering so I am considering gluing them in place.

    https://i.imgur.com/Yo4AcLp.jpg


    The positioning of these panels is just about perfect as if the Deus Mechanicus were guiding my hand.............

    https://i.imgur.com/uohMq6H.jpg


    I now can reconsider adding the spurious hydraulic cylinders after all; Omnissiah be praised.

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


    Now I just have to rationalize it's purpose????
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  9. #199

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    Perhaps just modify the pistons into heavy duty conduits and cables? Then it keeps the same aesthetic appearance, but has a definite purpose. Would also make sense, as the conduits would lead straight into the reactor room.

    They could be external to avoid impairing the structural integrity of the yoke, as it has to support huge recoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haighus View Post
    Perhaps just modify the pistons into heavy duty conduits and cables? Then it keeps the same aesthetic appearance, but has a definite purpose. Would also make sense, as the conduits would lead straight into the reactor room.

    They could be external to avoid impairing the structural integrity of the yoke, as it has to support huge recoil.
    I agree with this - the central reactor needs to power the mechanism that maneuvers the guns, and external gribbly bitz is the Imperial Aesthetic. You could even use the same stuff you used for cabling on the head somewhere, right? And you can always add more catwalks while you're at it instead if that suits you better!
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