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Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by Blackadder, Mar 4, 2017.
Thanks for the replies.
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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!
Post removed, seemed too out of place.
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
Hellstorm Energy Weapon
Today it started coming together but the post office delayed leaving the barrel inserts so I can't finish the barrel ends.
They leave hundreds of bucks worth of online orders on the front poach in all kinds of foul weather but 12 bucks worth of toilet paper spools is too precious to leave off unattended; ludicrous!
Yeah I said Toilet Paper Spools; Styrene plastic and spring loaded; I need five of them plus eight for the leg to foot pad stabilizers.
What else would you use them for goodness sake????