Situated below the reactor bay and the command deck this room contains (maybe) the electronic and navigation equipment plus the Adeptus Mechanicus altar and tech priests. I'll figure it out later once I get the other decks laid out.
Below are the inner walls of the deck and the center reactor core.
And the deck as it stacks up on the titan pelvis block again subject to change as i am not sure how much detail I should add to the top of the pelvic block.
I don't know how you do it. I follow your projects, watch them come together, and am still blown away by the level of craftsmanship you posess.
I love 40K and have been a fan for 30 years. I appreciate your diligence in sharing your build threads.
A few years back, a guy was making one of these out of plastic. His had nothing that even came close to what you were doing. He never replied to anyone, and I realized he was just copying and posting the same thread everywhere. Needless to say, that didn't sit well, seeing members ask questions and none of them even getting a nod, but I do remember how lifeless his looked.
The head of yours looks like it's actually staring at you!!!
Thanks for the kind words. I love responding to questions and although I do post on other forums I answer any and all questions and almost always at least thank the replier for their thoughtfulness to comment. speaking of which; I just discovered 'the Gallery' on this forum today. One of the contributors actually is posting wooden ship models. I got my start in scratch building wooden ship models and graduated to resin and styrene when the cost of mahogany got prohibitive. Under what heading do I post 'plank on frame' wood circa 1800 naval vessels? You will get an exclusive on that because years ago I attempted on line to generate interest in model ship building and it fell on deaf ears..er... eyes.
Thanks for the reply, I'll have to load my ship model work into the computer
This was so much easier than the engineering gymnastics I had to go thru with the Warlord articulation. After stripping down the head to the basic neck components all it required was drilling four holes and threading them with a 6-32 tap. I countersunk the outer holes for flat headed screws.
I then made a collar for the neck to slide into and mounted it into the middle deck forward bulkhead. Not glued because I want to be able to disassemble the model for painting and upgrading. Everything is as close a tolerance press fit as I can make it.
Centering the neck in the outer ring I secured the screws.
So after all that work I got about a 15 to 20° downward tilt to the neck.
Sliding the assembly together gives an idea of what the finished model will be able to do by way of articulation.
After reassembling the head I'll be able to see how much more downward angle I can add if needs be.
When I first started this project I stated I would be relying heavily of Prefab Bitz so as to make this model more accessible to would-be modelers. I fully expected readers to be able to make their own Emperor Titans following my examples. Certainly there are no big secrets revealed in this construction
The problem I see in most Emperor Titans that employ bitz is a lack of imagination. You cannot use the pieces directly out of the box. Witness below.....
The flying buttresses as they come out of the box have little application to speak of in this area of the Titan but with a bit of judicious cutting and filing they find purpose.
Likewise the area below the 'head' calls for a processional egress onto the balcony/podium/pulpit.
Of course this is all subject to interpretation, You might have reservations about a huge vulnerable door in the front of the chest, I do myself but nothing is etched in stone and I may change my mind in the future but something is better than nothing so I'm going for it at this moment.
I'm Afraid my Warlord will be hopelessly outclassed by this new addition to my Titan Stable which I project to be half again taller than the Warlord. About 40 inches tall or one Meter if you are into an inhumane system of measurment.
My new Workshop arrangement is better able to display my creations as I build which makes for a more inspiring atmosphere.
Spur me along as it were.
Sitting at the computer having these two staring down at me is a bit disconcerting. Almost accusatory in their gaze seeming to say, Get busy and finish this up.
I'm trying to walk the tightrope between the two most interesting Emperors I've yet seen taking bitz and bits from each and incorporating in my model.
I've already departed from both in giving my 'head' a lot more play than either and it comes down to how tall this beastie will be.
On either side of the head are two balconies that I feel give purpose to the garish ornamentation yet still retains the Gothic flavor. True to my word I am attempting to make the build and ornaments as easy as possible so those so inclined may follow along building their own Emperor Titan.
We'll see how successful I am with these compromises.
On either side of the 'Head' there are these side galleries. I'm a bit disappointed in these but I shall probably leave them as they are because I'm tempted to put dual guns or lasers in the windows instead of my initial idea of stained glass.
Once these galleries are surrounded by other detail, they'll blend in better.
Still to come on these galleries are the ball turret gun mounts and lots of skulls and stylized eagles, but for now they will remain removable to ease amenability.
The above image probably mimics the drawing best and I feel my solution to what is under the 'head' is better that the nondescript python-like cable conduits in the video I assume just put there to fill the void.
Again a couple of Space Marines for scale.
And a high angle and side view shot to round out last evenings work.
Note the serendipity of the curved corbels which allow the head to swing side to side without interference by the galleries. Purely accidental I assure you as I'm not sure that the Emperor titans have that capability.
As with the Thunderhawk, once I began to personalize this construct I've begun to warm to it's intrinsic majesty and ignore the obvious impracticality of the monstrosity.
Rather than keeping my readers in the dark about what I am describing I included links which I shall remove once the image generator has been restored/repaired or I can forgo posting.