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Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by Blackadder, Mar 4, 2017.
Thanks for the replies.
House of Cards:
It's about time to start fastening things together. Relying on friction won't cut it anymore as what is imaged here weighs about 30 lbs (14 Kilo)
With the 8 lbs of Plasma Blaster this thing is too unwieldy to to leave on the display stand in it's complete form and I took a chance on photoing it even in it's incomplete state. I'm no slouch when it comes to weight lifting but it took some heft to deadlift it off the stand in one piece.
I saw no point in assembling the lower legs as at the current weight the hip and knee joints need pins to index the various poses.
The gun mount has all the flexibility required and once the armour is added on the figure will cease to look so gangly
The rear view appears more robust,
Next the Gatling Gun but first I'm going to treat myself to some eye candy and work on the interior.
I wonder how much it will end up weighing?
Okay it's decided, I'm going to make a Hellstorm Cannon although not this massive where the Titan is seen looming behind an Alpine size mountain range.
The tiny white gangway and access door bespeak a ludicrous to the extreme order of magnitude for this weapon let alone the Titan itself but there are details that attracted me to the project including the drum mount which goes along with what I have already built for the Gatling gun. I shall also make a couple of Volcano cannons (My favorite Titan Weapon) but that will be for another time.
If anyone knows of a end concept shot of a Hellstorm weapon I would appreciate the input.
I've never heard of most of this stuff till you have mentioned it.
Not Great..and I don't even know if it right or not... Imperial Titan
and this ...
and someone's concept build...
Went to Home Depot today and bought some PVC tubing for the gin barrels. The problem is the diameters are too small compared to the Plasma Blaster so I need to go back tomorrow and by 2 more pieces of the mid-sized tubing. fortunately the stuff is dirt cheap
Once I get the material I'm going to sheath it with styrene so stuff can be glued to it.
That's all for today,
A hasty trip to HoDeDoe this morning and my wallet a few bucks lighter bu I feel much better about the diameter of the Hellstorm cannon which incidentally does not fire projectiles so what with the six barrels??? Do they fire all at once? Do they really need to rotate? Can I get away with only 5 tubes?
I can understand the Gatling gun rotating but an energy weapon uh uh?
So advise me of my error
I'm not an expert on 40k stuff, but the Imperial Guard HQ map in Dawn of War 2: Dark Crusade had a working titan weapon as a fixed hazard (that looks like a hellstorm cannon)
It fires on all barrels (although it's a bit unorthodox use of it, so who knows), and it does have only 5 barrels.
Kind of over kill using a weapon that big to take out a squad of guys? Would you battle in front of that thing? Just saying.
Only error I can see is if you have no liability insurance on it. Someone could come over with their kid, and it could fall on them, Ive seen this happen on big T.V.'s when I had my TV repair shop.. A law was passed that all T.V.'s had to be anchored to the wall if there were children in the house.
If you imagine trench warfare and the beam would cut across no-mans land at a low angle it could work well broking up assaults. But yeah not insurance for sure
Really! A Law was Passed regarding TVs. What about other household items??? The nanny state is out of control. A woman in my neighborhood had a fifty year old oak tree removed because she slipped on an acorn; worse because she also had the neighbor's similar sized tree removed just in case. The World Has Gone MAD!
I hear that! My GreatGrand Mother lived on a street that was lined with HUGE Elm trees. The temp in the summer was above 100 and more, there was always some reporter frying an egg on the pavement on the news. I looked a few years ago on Google Maps, and there is NOT ONE tree on that block! Looks like a desolate wasteland. We had no-AC back then but the trees provided for us, I can only imagine the cost to cool the same house now!
This law was for families with children, having it on the books took the liability off of the T.V. companies which were sued by 1000's of people because they did not take care of their kids, or were ignorant, or, for a second, which is all is takes, they were distracted, and their little toddlers head was flatted by a TV that most adults could not pick up. Since you can't fix stupid, sometimes, just sometimes, you have to tell people that their big ass TV that sits so precariously can kill their kid. I never charged for the strap kits (they were all the same, and I got boxes from manufactures. I do understand the "Nanny State' mentality, but when it comes to protecting kids, and infants, well, sometimes it must be done.
As far as other appliances, you are held liable, and your insurance company will determine if you were responsible or not. So it's the "Nanny Insurance Company " now, and incidentally, they will find that you were negligent, just read your insurance policy. You are responsible for anything in your home or apartment (God forbid you don't have apartment insurance), as you invited these people in and should have foreseen the possibility that any toddler might get into something. So lock of the fun stuff away, plug in the plastic safety plugs, or just don't ever invite anyone over. Just watch how fast some one will litigate against you if their child is hurt in your home. That's reality. It sucks, but it has been like that for many many decades, where have you guys been!?!
As far as Trees, in Connecticut, if a tree falls on your property, it is your responsibility. The Tornadoes have cost me $5000 dollars that the insurance didn't pay for as they did not hit any edifice. A tree from my yard flatted my neighbors new car so flat, all four wheels kicked out. She never said a word to me. I didn't find out till a week later, after her husband told me. He wasn't mad, they were surprised because I had just spent $3000 on tree work, and that tree was found to be solid.
In the big cities, some have elected to remove the trees rather than maintain them. Bridgeport Connecticut went the opposite route, they have replanted ever tree that had a stump of a remain, and that was around 20 years ago, so they have some really majestic trees growing. If a car hits a tree, the insurance company is charged for the damage, and if the tree is found to be fatally damaged, you end up paying for a full grown Oak Tree. Ever price one of those lately. I know a place in New York that grows a variety trees just for this purpose. They do fantastic business. You should see the massive truck mounted machine they use for planting a tree of that size.
It's not the Nanny State, it's pencil pushers and Bean Counters, they let the cities go to shit, and didn't give a damned about TV's flattening kids till it started happening nation wide, and these TV's were approved by "Nanny State" Consumer Safety Divisions, but when the big Insurance conglomerates started crying about the pay outs, they just had to issue a cheap nylon cord, and screw that worked in either wood, or with a half inch drill, would spring open, and be sufficient for the T.V. crisis, that people for the most part just didn't realize. That got the Insurance companies off the hook. The town bean counters say it is easier to let the trees die, cut them down, and not replace them. This is just part of the world works, for anymore, let's start a new forum, or at least a new thread.
Again, for the record,I never charged to install a strap for anyone, unless it was a very big house, and I mean oodles of money, with people who wiped their asses with 10$ bills. Most people who called me were new Moms, and just getting by, and I slept better at night for installing the straps.
Most people don't remember how front heavy CRT TV's really were. a 40" Trinitron WEGA had a glass CRT that was around 6" thick in the center of the CRT, then got wider towards the edges. I took 4 adults to move one of those TV's.
Medium sized Tree Spade:
I tried to find a cement compatible with both styrene and PVC to no avail so I opted to sheath the PVC tubing with 0.020 inch (0,5MM) sheet styrene so to make adhering detail easier later on.
With a bit of care it's rather easy to do this and although each barrel has six sections the seams will be nigh on invisible once sanded and painted.
What this world needs is a universal plastic cement and I don't mean Cyanoacetate glue.
Once again in spite of the amount of work involved the results are far from breathtaking and I wonder while making up these interim updates that the results are boring to my readers.
Suffice it to say I am pleased how this is coming out
Even in it's rough state with only one barrel mounted the Hellstorm Cannon gives the impression of raw power
And will be a worthy companion to the Plasma Blaster