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  1. #21
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    So does that mean the new parts flex in a way that means you don't need to have the angled rods, or does that mean the angled rods just need to be drilled and installed in the new components later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgrim View Post
    So does that mean the new parts flex in a way that means you don't need to have the angled rods, or does that mean the angled rods just need to be drilled and installed in the new components later?
    The new hip caps are sufficiently detailed to stand alone with some proper embellishments plus they are thick enough to hold a longer thread. I can now drill and tap into the cap straight on and make the angle adjustment inside the sleeve by canting the thigh tube on the threaded rod; an even more durable connection than the previous design. Once I get the legs assembled I can refine the connection with countersunk 1/4 20 screws recessed to allow for the inner threads of the caps allowing the model to be posed in a walking and a spraddle-legged stance with a minimum of adjustment; the best of both worlds.
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    If you thought the Warlord was inspiration wait til you get a load of this.

    Oh God I'm In Love:

    Look what I just found! Before I started this I had so-so enthusiasm for this project thinking it's worth a shot making a easy to build Emperor Titan that my readers might attempt along with me but that stops now!

    I am totally jazzed about this project since I found this head. Back when I began my Warlord finding Dave Smith's Epic rendering committed me to the project. That is what finding this image has done.

    http://i.imgur.com/Y2qZ5Cv.png


    Starting now I'm going to build this part full sized (as it prints out on Landscape 8.5 X 11 paper) and build the rest of the titan in proportion.

    The overall size is just about an inch bigger than my Warlord's head overall so it is in keeping with my projected height for my Emperor.

    This is going to be 'dynomite!' if I can accomplish it.
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    Simple As Falling Off A Log:

    When I started this thread I said to myself, "I'm going to make this model as simply as I can just to see what can be done with off the shelf items readily available to the judicious builder.

    I planned this so anyone can make one of these along with me.

    http://i.imgur.com/57b5tEn.jpg


    Here we have about $25 bucks worth of plastic pipe fittings, and model styrene. A $3.50 bottle of conditioner (We just need the bottle and a bit of imagination (Supplied by your's truly ) and a fantastic head image to work off of, all you need is a cheap printer........

    So with these parts gathered there should be no problem making the head and hip components.

    http://i.imgur.com/UM5Uizc.jpg


    The next part is a bit of a lark on my part; you're going to need an old beach chair. We've all seen them usually tossed in the rubbish with a broken hinge mechanism but usually two or three still functioning and all we need is two.

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


    These will form working knee joints, I hope, with a bit of ingenuity.

    http://i.imgur.com/f5Z1vAb.jpg


    Of course it's not necessary to have flexing knees but since I have the chair I might as well go for the gusto. ;-)
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    The McGuyver is strong in this one! I like!
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    http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?t=12017

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    Neck:

    The coupling being PVC is not compatible with styrene so I applied a veneer of 0.015 sheet styrene so parts and detail can be added.

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


    I then roughed in the cutout coordinates for the head to neck connection.

    http://i.imgur.com/fI28OOL.jpg


    The large round cylinder just below the helmet where the ears would be I am assuming is the neck/skull joint to allow the head to tilt down. Likewise the flexible conduits on either side of the chin.

    Why not call these by their anatomical names. The so-called "Command Bridge is very skull-like.
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    Jaw Cut Out:

    Using my vibrating saw it was a simple matter cutting out the jaw recess in the coupling.

    http://i.imgur.com/V33rgGl.jpg


    The neck is now ready for shaping and detailing.

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


    Incidentally my Chicago Electric vibrating saw is a must have tool for hobbying;

    http://www.harborfreight.com/variabl...ool-62867.html

    This cut would be really difficult with virtually any other device other than a hand tool and my $25 dollar saw was a tremendous time saver. It took about five minutes to make this cut including the blade swap.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 03-11-2017 at 07:55 AM.
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    The right tool for the right job!
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    http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?t=12017

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    Snow Bound:

    So to while away the weather front I did some work on the neck which I have to admit is coming out better than expected. I sheathed the coupling on 0.040 thousandths styrene to three layers and then proceeded to bevel the rear edges 45░ as in the drawing.
    http://i.imgur.com/Z9duybo.jpg


    As you can see below there is quite a bit of cutting to get the 45░ bevel in the front edge ............


    http://i.imgur.com/gZQcNh6.jpg



    but my 'Farmers file' was up to the task.

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


    The forward bevel needs to be refined but is okay for the moment while I make the inner neck mechanism so the head can be tilted down. My previous Warlord has this capability but the mechanism is very clunky and I am hoping to refine it on this model.

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


    Finally I found this collar that will work very well in the scheme I have in mind for the side to side movement of the head and fits into the Emperor design quite well.

    http://i.imgur.com/Ofba1Op.jpg


    Can anyone guess the source of this wondeous bit of sculpting?
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    2D vs 3D

    I'm getting way ahead of myself with this head assembly so I put the brakes on to pitch an update. After scraping my initial idea of how the head assembly can tip forward on the neck I came up with this solution which will give me a lot more cockpit room for the crew. There also is a poetic license taken by the artist who drew the front and side reliefs of the Command Bridge. The huge ear discs that contain the head tilting mechanism cannot function as drawn and are of different sizes in the drawing. Never mind though, I have a solution.

    I'll start with cutting the forward neck ring to allow the discs to mount flat to the sides of the neck.

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


    Carving out an outer race for the gimbal head mount pad and gluing on the gimbal bases is what is shown here. The two 0.040th inch discs are 71 MM apart and 56 MM in diameter.

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


    The bridge truss maintains the distance and keeps the gimbals square to each other and stabilizes the bases

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


    Bottom view showing the forward ring carved out to accommodate the gimbal bases.

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


    Next, the manufacture of the gimbals mounts. (The area left black in the 2D drawing.)
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