Blackadder's Imperator Titan Build

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Actually you have officially become a Machine God. This has been one crazy ride. I have really enjoyed your thread.
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This was the first 'build' I read from front to back. I really enjoy how you explain how you come to decisions on what to do. I am impressed with you skill in construction with plastic and enjoy the techniques you share. I can't wait to see the final product.

Scott ;-)
 

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Thanks for the replies.....

Hard To Find Time In the Summer:

With all the outdoor activity it's hard to knuckle down and make headway on these projects. Thanks for rainy days.....

Began the Superstructure Breast Works this week and finally managed to finalize the size of the Cathedral decking. I was off by about a centimeter overall but which will be easy to compensate for.

Below are two images from the basic half finished deck breast works....



 

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Dribs and Drabs:

But in these Summer months it's hard to not take advantage of the wonderful pool weather. Much too nice to be indoors working on plastic models.


But here's a few images to tide over until the rains return.



First the superstructure deck now has forward battlements and the blocks are the beginnings of the center corner towers which do not seem to have any offensive capabilities.



Extending the deck allows for spacing the "Firestorm Redoubts" and also gives room for the fifteen meter tall statues on the Citadel base to be seen more clearly.

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A bird's eye view of the Firestorm quad Laser Cannons base

It's all coming together just as if I actually had, you know; Some kinda Plan. Ha!
 

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Secondary Towers:

The more I study the image of the Emperor Deck the more detail stands out on this marvelous 3D image by Joazzz2. I was aware of the smaller towers on the superstructure deck but I did not perceive there were ten of them until this week.



What was going to be a minor exercise in tedium has suddenly become a major pain in the arse.

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Doubly so because I really hate doing these tiny pyramidal end caps.



 

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Rediscovering the Wheel:

Before I found the rear view of this version of Joazzz2's Emperor Titan I modeled certain components of the superstructure deck including the corner hanging bastions or turrets. I made only two and while quite successful on completion I'd forgotten how I actually built them :p

Hence the title of this entry.

When I obtained the back view I found I needed two more.

 

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Thanks for the replies. You know, on reviewing the image above I neglected to remark on the crudeness of the construction.

When you are scratch building any model especially one as large as this Titan, you are bound to accumulate a large amount of scrap plastic. There is a lot of internal structure that no one will ever see and there is no point in sacrificing virgin plastic for internal bracing. I keep my scrap in sorted bins 0.015, 0.020, 0.030 and 0.040"/(0,1MM) and use it for internal structure as seen here. Once assembled I sand off the surface to obtain the shape I need. I find it much easier than meticulously building perfect inner components.
 

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Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques.It's been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are put the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

 

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Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques.It's been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are put the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

Is it me, or do those look like the bottom jaw of an Ork… By Mork (or Gork), I think I've pained too many Orks!
 

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It's been a busy month and I'm afraid the Emperor has taken a back seat compared to my other more pressing endeavors. I did manage to cobble together the rear bastions of the superstructure which are virtually carbon copies of the front components. My grandiose idea of a kit bash citadel has been greatly reconsidered because such a structure would compromise the theme of the scratch work.
"There is no shortcut to glory." It's a lesson I seem destined to relearn with every model I attempt. :D



On another aside I can't believe I only took one picture of this most recent construction!20190925_045850.jpg
 
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With the problems we had when the forum collapsed, and many photos were lost, including ones hosted by image hosting companies. Sh*t happens. I am going to remind all that threads that lose their photos will be deleted. For the most part, most threads were left intact, upload photos directly to the forum, it is in the forum rules. People who have lost pics for the most part have rebuilt their threads. I'd hate to see an intense thread like this get erased because the photos get deleted because of a problem by Imgur, or whatever service is used. Please, upload your images to the forum directly!
 

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With the problems we had when the forum collapsed, and many photos were lost, including ones hosted by image hosting companies. Sh*t happens. I am going to remind all that threads that lose their photos will be deleted. For the most part, most threads were left intact, upload photos directly to the forum, it is in the forum rules. People who have lost pics for the most part have rebuilt their threads. I'd hate to see an intense thread like this get erased because the photos get deleted because of a problem by Imgur, or whatever service is used. Please, upload your images to the forum directly!

I will Comply.
 

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Geeze, I feel like a Borg. At your convenience, please. ;)
 

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Nothing on this model seems simple, and the repetitive parts give the model the majesty it beams out! :)