Blackadder's Imperator Titan Build

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Thanks for the glowing replies and Love your avatar Dave. It goes well with my reply today:

Don't Be So Proud Of This Engineering Marvel You've Created

It pales to insignificance compared to the force.

So it's been quite a while since I posted; I've been really busy with community activism. But I did manage to work a bit on the interior. So the best thing to do is to show how it breaks down......

The Complete er-ah- Head as it is today.

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Slide the visor up to disengage the faceplate.

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The Faceplate engages the neck corridor floor with a tongue in groove joint.

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Revealing where the interior cockpit will eventually be assembled.

The Chin fighting platform floor is held in place by a single screw , the only hardware needed so far in this assembly.

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and tongue in groove edges

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To round out the effort the visor slips off to reveal the cockpit interior when the model is completed.

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Long Island Ice Tea Time. Skoal!

BTW I'm open to any questions regarding the construction if the pictures have you puzzled but only on the thread; not a PM please.

BTW BTW I have to say your image posting program is wonderfully easy to upload images. I wish other forums would use the program.
 

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I'm running out of words. The progress is great, I can't wait to see this all painted up. I wish people would build cars, ships, plans boats, etc, like this. It is truly fabrication at it's best. :)
 

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I quite appreciate the words And I wish I had more time to explore the various forums I frequent
 

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My 17 year son old saw this thread today, I managed to get your attention. He said you should be making movie miniatures. He was astounded with what you have done. 17 year old young men are not that easily impressed!! ;)
 

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You've got that right, My 28 year old thinks my work is a major yawn. When he was in SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) one of his cohorts showed him my work on another forum saying how great it was. My son's nonplussed retort was, yeah thats just my Dad. Tumbleweeds..............
 

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Someday, unfortunately, we won't be around, when our sons friends to sing praises and embarrass them. Stuff a picture of him in pampers in there somewhere!!:)
 

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Worked and Worked:

But so little actually visibly accomplished. I began this project telling myself I would not make the same mistakes I made with my Warlord but Damn! it's coming out so good that I keep retrofitting more and more interior so I'm back to building inside out again. I had hoped to start on the chest and shoulders by now.

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So here's the Landspeeder cockpit that will eventually fit into the head which has a floor ready to receive the cockpit but is just a slab of angled 0.040 sheet styrene so really nothing to see yet. But trust me it is inside.

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A little more visible are the cheek canisters whatever purpose they serve other than clutter the face up and therefore add esoteric detail.

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I notched out the canisters to mount on the secondary cheek armour which is where I am now in the construction so before I glue the on why not take some teaser images to tantalize my loyal readers.

Hopefully I'll have more progress to show next time.

BTW, just noticed the floor of the cockpit is visible in the image directly above but as I said it's just a sheet of thin styrene so whoopdeedoo!
 
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Pure Gold:

Gold is where you find it as the old saw goes and you find it in the least likely places. I was in a variety store a few days ago and found these Hair bands 4.76 MM (3/16 inch) diameter that are ideal for the canister conduit.

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I felt the image conduit aesthetically too large of a diameter.

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I have used these before on my Warlord and my Warhounds but those were only 3,0 MM (1/8 inch).

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If I could find 6.3 MM (1/4 inch) that would be also of use. I'll keep on looking.

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Whilst we have the head apart again I can show the cockpit which is coming along quite well.

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Working on the interior is much easier if you can remove it and reinstall at will so I work with a detachable floor.

It also makes it easier to paint if I ever get that far.
 

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The scale helps, this thing is huge!! :)
 

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I like the idea of using the hair bands for hoses. I am going to have to try that myself!!!
 

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I've used nonmetallic hairbands for 5 Titans so far but these are 3/16 inch and the others' were about an eighth. They are very flexible and plastic glue compatible so the cut ends do not fray.
Thank you very much for sharing this tip with all of us. I will have to remember it!
 
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Those hair bands come in all thickness's too. This is one of the best tips yet. I've learned so much from this thread!! :)
 

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Thanks for the replies,

The Fearful Symmetry:

As most of you know I rarely measure when producing my work. Therefore symmetry is a problem for me as revealed in the image below. The face shield is canted a degree or 2 counterclockwise which is readily apparent in this head on image.

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Of course no one will be standing full dead on eye level with the construct so I may let this discrepancy slide.

The Low angle view seems to hide the flaw.

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Now for the crux of this discourse; the conduit run to the ear pieces.

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Magnets hold the ear disc on with a fender washer to take up the gap.

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And a 5 inch scale for reference to the size of this, seeming, never ending construct..
 

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Aha! Ha! Ha!

Fun and games boys and girls, fun and games. Thanks to an andante admirer I've a new direction to follow gleaning the best from all info available. I've managed to begin the mid-waist decking and observation platform.

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I truly want a railed promenade deck on this beastie and a fully articulated neck as well so letting you all in on the ground floor of this is a bit daring especially if I fall short but this is how I work; off the cuff.

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We'll see how far I'm off the mark in a few days.
 

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Mid Waist Deck:

So today I started with the mid waist deck and already I have an improvement.

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Unfortunately after I glued in the walls but I came to the realization quickly enough to remedy the anomaly.

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I'll leave to you to guess what I found wrong but suffice it to say the construct lacks panache.

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I'll have it corrected tomorrow so you'll see if you guessed right.

Ciao.