Blackadder Attempts to build an Imperial Warmonger Titan

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  1. Blackadder

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    I love the scene where the Imperator is stepping down almost on top of Grinaldus The underside of the toes are visible there.

    Eight Set Of Toes:

    Boring!

    Producing eight identical toe sets was tedious in the extreme but at any rate they are done except for the detail of course.

    https://i.imgur.com/4sHkM6R.jpg
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    I modified the side toes to be shorter than the front and rear toes for what I consider aesthetic purposes and I made the ramp a bit shallower than on the image as well again because I think it looks better.

    https://i.imgur.com/GBKUHjH.jpg
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    Another of the same image but I think it portrays the greave better than the one above so hell, I posted them both.

    https://i.imgur.com/w7f4rYp.jpg
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    And Damn; I forgot the obligatory Space Marine for scale.
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    I watched the "Movie", it was done well. Every reason why I could never get into WarHammer, but I'd watch the 2nd half. :)
  3. Blackadder

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    I hope Helsreach is finished, and in color also. :)
  5. Blackadder

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    I've been requested to provide Scale for the Emperor Titan.

    Unfortunately the legs are not attached to the pelvis, in point of fact the upper leg segment has yet to be designed.

    But one lower leg is avail so for reference we can compare it to a standard Space Marine Trooper and to a Warlord Titan that I just happen to have....
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    https://i.imgur.com/V4kBmmr.jpg[
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    One of these day I'm going to have to break out my green screen.
    This next shot is from ground level

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    https://i.imgur.com/V4kBmmr.jpg
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    TTFN
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    Jeez!! This is truly going to be a Titan. Thanks for posting all these build pics too. It is most appreciated, and will be read for years. :)
  7. Blackadder

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    Ha! I've established a legacy

    Legs Akimbo:

    It's time to put my theories to the test. Yesterday began designing what I hope will be a movable leg system that will use friction locks to maintain the pose.

    The PVC pipe couplings have "O" ring compression gaskets that will lock the upper thigh in place yet allow me to change the position in seconds.

    https://i.imgur.com/xZLeTkM.jpg
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    The Lower Thigh to knee joint will be trickier and require a screw driver compression joint the same as on my Warlord.

    https://i.imgur.com/3yoV86m.jpg
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    The biggest problem and one I just solved today in a fit of serendipity is how to make the legs sprawl out into the classic Titan pose.

    https://i.imgur.com/iQn5Ci2.jpg
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    That will require a homemade gimbal assembly that I may have worked out in theory. It remains to be seen if the material is up to it.

    Looking at these images I can just see my loyal readers cringing...........

    I'm putting a lot of hope on flimsy styrene components. :D
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    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.* :drinksmile:



    *Aristotle
  9. Blackadder

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    Curing a rainy day:

    It's a far cry from this.....

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    to this.....

    https://i.imgur.com/VUSn5xa.jpg
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    and even further to this.

    https://i.imgur.com/lij9Cbi.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/bpd8MlQ.jpg
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    It is my hope to have fully articulated legs on this beastie although I will not go to the effort I went to with my Warlord giving the legs a "Toe in" and "Toe Out" capability. That was much too much and although workable I have never employed that feature when posing my Warlord.

    https://i.imgur.com/TxcnBfk.jpg
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    Finally I can get a glimpse of what I have been working toward for these past few weeks; with the hip connect scaled to size, and the upper leg finally attached at the knee. I can now make some inroads towards an actual knee structure. I am now thinking of cutting the knee joint into the upper tier of the greave. which I believe will look much better.

    Onward and Upward as they say...............
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    Ultimate example of fabrication. You're really making something from nothing, from raw materials. You are in a group that has few members. :)
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    Yeah, that'll do just fine!!!
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    Ha! Well I wanted to set up the model to see if the sizes were in scale but the upper torso was too heavy to suspend over the lower torso and legs. I instead Photo shopped a quick composite to present here. First the image of the torso and the legs and then the green screen composite. The legs right now are like a house of cards so mounting the body on them is not possible.
    https://i.imgur.com/y09kMSG.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/pRzSZon.jpg
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    As I said, the model thus far stands just over a meter tall (39.36 inches); a lot bigger than I had originally planned.
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    I will be very interested to see you overcome this. I know you will. I will enjoy the process. ;)
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    Stallmate
    My local hobby supplier has let me down and I cannot get the large amount of strip styrene of a particular size I require. Normally I cut my own but even that did not produce enough.
    https://i.imgur.com/bjzZa47.jpg
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    But every setback has a silver lining as it forced me to work on detail I was putting off 'til later. Which ultimately was most gratifying.
    It also relieved me of the tedious aspect of making eight of these constructs plus I am catching up on current Dinosaur theory.
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    Need to find a new supplier, or wait till more comes in. Bummer.
  18. Blackadder

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    Looking More Like A Wedding Cake

    Everyday

    https://i.imgur.com/5FR5BVh.jpg
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    A pains taking week and a lot of work but does it really reflect it; not so much.
    The spires, Minarets, whatever mimic the 3D work by measurement but the spire points seem a bit squat.....

    https://i.imgur.com/z4mddtV.jpg
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    But in this image they look okay. Go figure.

    Anyway I'll try sanding them down some more. After all I have almost a millimeter to play with.
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    Leg is looking really good, better as you detail it. ;)