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post Jul 23 2018, 04:42 AM
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Step 2

I'd like to take credit for foresight when I manufactured these coils but it was pure luck that I made them oversized. As it is I made the depth about a half inch too long but it did give me a smoother curve to the coil segments when glued and clamped where they would have been too hard to glue successfully had they been manufactured to a precise size.

(I think that statement makes sense)

https://i.imgur.com/NLriT3c.jpg
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In the image above we see the foreground segments cut down albeit crudely to the proper depth and the back ground segments still to be cut.

The image below shows both top and bottom segments cut down and ready to be sanded.

https://i.imgur.com/7qrUAAf.jpg
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post Jul 27 2018, 09:35 AM
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SunFury Channel Details:

The Channels between the coils are first on the agenda today now that I need to replicate the detail.

I reassembled the Imperator to check if the 'SunFury' (Doesn't that sound like an old Plymouth with a roof hatch?) Blaster is of the proper size befitting a weapon of this calibre compared to a Titan of this stature. and it seems like it's a Goldilocks fit. I'll have to whip up a temporary hanger to take a picture.

Meanwhile there are some linear coils in the 12 and 6 o'clock position on the coils that I have to address first

https://i.imgur.com/Sj602ZO.jpg
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An old spool of 0.062 60/40 resin solder supplied the coils and the core is 1/8th inch rod

https://i.imgur.com/BFM2FEm.jpg
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They nestled in quite well so now onto the 9 and 3 o'clock channel detail.

https://i.imgur.com/jbGqnzB.jpg
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post Jul 29 2018, 05:23 AM
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Naked Frenzy:

When I get in one of these "Everything's Coming Up Roses" moods I lose track of I'm supposed to be documenting the work process.

https://i.imgur.com/yJ9c5ye.jpg
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The image above shows the naked channel with the beginnings of the detail and both of the channel filling detail basic runners completed.

https://i.imgur.com/tIBCwd7.jpg
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And this next shot with the basic runner in place.

Well it's not all that big of a deal but it does show how I plan to work around replicating the umpteen castings that constitutes the equivalent FW masterpiece.

Ha! He said, "Naked."


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post Aug 2 2018, 09:06 PM
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A Week's Worth Of Labor:

At this rate I'm wondering if my estimate of another year in the making is a trifle optimistic.

https://i.imgur.com/I539NPV.jpg
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post Aug 3 2018, 04:11 AM
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Brilliant. Love your attention to detail.

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When I get in one of these "Everything's Coming Up Roses" moods I lose track of I'm supposed to be documenting the work process.

Haven't we all been there. Stay in the zone. armata_PDT_34.gif


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post Aug 5 2018, 02:57 AM
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Annihilator Muzzle:

I bit the bullet today and expanded the muzzle channels to what I believe is the proper width and depth.

Here seen in the original which is too cramped and closed in. Note I also have made allowances to extend the length of the muzzle.

https://i.imgur.com/JMqUhMZ.jpg
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The muzzle ( temporarily ) installed now appears to have enough room for all the detail although I still have to jimmee the length a bit.

https://i.imgur.com/HqQ93BH.jpg
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End on although crudely sanded at this point and a tad asymetrical

https://i.imgur.com/e3hwYvT.jpg
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The top view reveals I glued the muzzle upside down and which in spite of all my efforts has a distinct mirror asymmetry.

https://i.imgur.com/p5EHFmk.jpg
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Coil Channel detail in place and ready for fine detailing.

https://i.imgur.com/Ss3xWjI.jpg
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post Aug 6 2018, 05:52 AM
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Establishing the Profile:

I remove the muzzle to work on it and reattach it for the images.

My first consideration is the muzzle length which should be about half the length of the coil section. I can extend it about 8 more millimeters if needs be hence the excess on the nose of the muzzle.

https://i.imgur.com/6hFW20K.jpg
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One problem with the shape of this is the templates I have installed to make the exterior form will have to be broken out after the outer cowl is completed so I can build the inner surface of the four cowl pieces.

https://i.imgur.com/80BM2Ds.jpg
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This end on shape gives some idea of the interior structure once the templates are broken out.

https://i.imgur.com/aLjohFZ.jpg
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I can't wait until this monster is done and I can relax with the easier weapons. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 8 2018, 06:01 AM
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A Horrible Bollixed Up Mess:

Or, who knows, this just might work out after all.

https://i.imgur.com/Pl4cvpI.jpg
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I've put a lot of work into this thing and it's finally time to apply the finishing strakes. Each one has to be custom fit but we'll follow this together.

Right Now I am cautiously optimistic. ;-)


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post Aug 9 2018, 02:19 AM
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That Wasn't So Hard:

I don't know why I dreaded this, it wasn't so hard.

I figured out the secret of layering strakes ( Contoured planks on a frame ) and where I have previously gone awry with this sort of construction. What you need to do is install backing strips to the inner surface of the main planks so you have something to glue the filler planks.

Previously I attempted to add the filler planks without backing. I used 1,0 MM X 6.3 MM styrene for the planking which moulded easily but was still thick enough to take a finishing sanding.

https://i.imgur.com/GJbJxNz.jpg
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The image above shows the upper nose segment rough sanded and the lower segment with the plans in the rough unsanded stage.

The image below may make the explanation clearer.

https://i.imgur.com/r0ZrGeM.jpg
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Once I have the muzzle segments completely rough sanded I'll wet sand the whole cowling.

I never use filler such as Greenstuff and Milliput because it looks like hell ( Especially the Green Stuff ) and you have difficulty gluing additional styrene to the foreign surface. Plus flaws in the contours are difficult to see until the surface is painted.

Anyway, "Onward and upward" as the saying goes I'm quite pleased with the result.


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post Aug 9 2018, 08:59 PM
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Rough Sanding Completed:

The business end of this construct is reaching fruition

https://i.imgur.com/yvyPN5f.jpg
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Space Marine Provided for scale

https://i.imgur.com/9c3Mhe4.jpg
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A couple of more layers and I'll be ready to remove the templates.

https://i.imgur.com/EZA696X.jpg
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But I don't like these new light bulbs. Why is everything yellow?


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post Aug 11 2018, 04:02 AM
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Template Frames Removed:

From the Muzzle

Which opens up the four highly detailed cowl segments.

https://i.imgur.com/zUwGAKO.jpg
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This is where the FW artists prove their mettle. The meticulous detail that no one ever sees in the overall scope but sets their creations apart from run-of-the-mill efforts.

https://i.imgur.com/LpErLTP.jpg
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I really cannot wait until FW releases a Warlord Chaos version so I can adequately demonstrate my appreciation by purchasing one.

BTW whatever turned the preceding images yellow has gone away???


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post Aug 15 2018, 03:00 AM
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A Budding Neophyte:

Back in the days when the Blackadder was a budding neophyte he attempted to make a Plasma Blaster for a StormBlade variant. The result was of indifferent quality but I could not figure out a way to make the muzzle cowl long thin exhaust ports.

So today I was faced with the same problem ( Fortunately these are much bigger ) plus I have a wealth of experience to draw on so we shall see how I do.

https://i.imgur.com/ekQR0U4.jpg
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I laid the groundwork for these ports and they take about five minutes each to replicate those in the screen above.

At this point we needn't worry about the length and the slight bowing of the 0.040 inch strips. I need 12 of these of exact length.


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post Today, 02:56 AM
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Bogged Down On Minutia

These bits are time consuming

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