Blackadder's Imperator Titan Build

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A truly gigantic build. Is this to be used playing WarHammer? Or just as a display?

For me it's just an exercise in engineering and an art project. Whether my son will ever field it I've no idea. It seems to me watching Helsreach the movie

(I only watch the few chapters that contain the Emperor Titan)

there is little value in playing such a huge piece that consumes a lot of points and can be taken out relatively easy against a comparable foe. Other than looking big and stupid on the average game board I see little purpose for such a 1,5 meter tall monstrosity. ;)
 
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For me it's just an exercise in engineering and an art project. Whether my son will ever field it I've no idea. It seems to me watching Helsreach the movie

(I only watch the few chapters that contain the Emperor Titan)

there is little value in playing such a huge piece that consumes a lot of points and can be taken out relatively easy against a comparable foe. Other than looking big and stupid on the average game board I see little purpose for such a 1,5 meter tall monstrosity. ;)
That was an awesome movie/episode? of Warhammer. My son and I watched it with much enthusiasm. Thanks for posting it. ;)
 

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Hells Reach a Homage:

Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble the model again.

As stated previously; I need a perspective on the courtyard in front of the 'Keep'.

I want to have a staircase leading up to the entry flanked by the enormous statues but also bearing in mind the 2+ meter bore cannon that also will occupy that area as well.



It's also worthy of note that the pelvis, knees and ankles can be posed without toppling the entire structure so my concerns that the legs would not bear the mass of the structure were allayed.



You can see in the above image there is not a lot of room for my grandiose plans, especially a portico under the huge Volcano Cannon.



Another feature of which the casual reader may not be aware is that 'Invigilatus' (yes he now has a name) is fully articulated; almost as much as 'Leutus Vexant', my Warlord Titan.

He can be posed in almost any reasonable configuration; here seen stepping forward with his right leg.

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My Obsessive attention to detail dictates all my projects have fully movable joints which gave me concerns about the strength of the joints.

But even with eight extra pounds of sand bags applied this morning, the joints remained viable.

I do still have to stabilize the ankle joints which is why he is propped against the bookcase.

This was the cause of the recent toppling's and I am working on a solution.



Rear elevations coming soon.....
 

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That is awesome!! :)
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Whoops again!

It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......

When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.

So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:



The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.

The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.



I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.

Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.



It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.

Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?
 

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Thanks for the reply,


Just Winging It Now :D

I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details of the inner courtyard or the façade of the central Keep.

What little I can glean from the HelsReach video shows the roof of the Keep and two Pillars where I have the full statues but more and more I don't think I can work them into the architecture.



There supposed to be a humongous Cannon under the gabled roof which I will allow for but the statues will have to go.

I also need two more pillars further forward flanking the cannon muzzle.



Some Stained Glass windows flanking the gable might work.

I can't wait to start detailing this monster.
 

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Whoops again!

It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......

When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.

So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:



The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.

The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.



I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.

Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.



It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.

Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?
 

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Thanks for the replies...

Subject To Change:

On the third or fourth go around for this area I've decided to scrap the interior courtyard and replace the central area with the Volcano cannon housing.



The two central compartments will now be connected by a nave and an apse at the other end.



Some of the upper deck will have to be amended to accommodate these new additions



Fun and Games.....
 

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Thanks for the replies;



Christmas Holiday



A bit of doldrums over the Christmas Holiday so yesterday I sheathed the surface of the towers on either side of the cannon enclosure and fabricated the square spires topping them. I hate making spires, the work is slow and tedious and the Emperor Titan has dozens of them in various sizes.








These are rather robust but the four corner compartments have eight spires each and the Keep roof has four as well and the nave roof have four as well.








Just hunkering down and getting the job done is what it'll take.



But first the roof of the Volcano cannon enclosure. That'll be the fun part of this week's project.
 

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That is beyond AMAZING!!!
This could easily be considered a "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT"!
 

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You could probably trade that for a superb automobile when your finished, and that still wouldn't cover it. This is Art! :)
 
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Oh, it's there already when it's finished. I am hoping we can get the front page of the forum fixed so when people visit, they will see big pictures of the Models of Merit, current and the previous two. ;)
 
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We lost it to a DNS attack. It costs money to fix that kind of stuff, so we must be patient. Our patron doesn't make a dime off of this forum. ;)