Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

3 Pages V < 1 2 3  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Blackadder Attempts To Build An Imperial Warmonger Titan
Blackadder
post Apr 29 2017, 06:30 AM
Post #41


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



QUOTE(flying poo @ Apr 27 2017, 09:04 AM) *

Coming along nicely. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and at first the head looked a bit off but now you seem to have done enough to it that it's looking better. You seem like a bit of a perfectionist so I guess it's only going to keep geting better from here.

Keep up the good work. smile.gif


Glad I managed to draw you out, wink.gif


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 5 2017, 06:35 AM
Post #42


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



Artistic Interpretation:

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

My Invictus skull differs from the image in many respects. Some as corrected projection errors such as the wrap around eyes, some as untranslatable 2D to 3D projection discrepancies and some as, "I just think it looks better that way." larger darts on the helmet, shorter and wider chin. Yadda yadda.........

and some with flat out mistakes on my part in building without measuring.

http://i.imgur.com/3vx0u6U.jpg
IPB Image

The flat iron flare of the chin in my model is almost twice the size of the image but I like the side view on the image but not the front view so I made the front view conform to the side and, walla, extra wide flange.

http://i.imgur.com/A4o2hPa.jpg
IPB Image

The side view is pathetic but it'll due for the nonce. I just tack glued everything together so the helmet tips back and the chin doesn't jut as it should and the visor is too vertical but you can get the idea.

You can see by the images below that as of this time I intend to have the Chin, Visor and Helmet as one piece. This may change after I make the interior cockpit area but I am having difficulty mating the visor to the chin/cheek plates.

http://i.imgur.com/YnX8SS6.jpg
IPB Image

http://i.imgur.com/T6pzCvm.jpg
IPB Image

Suddenly It's Martini Time.


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
fofjunior
post May 5 2017, 07:19 AM
Post #43


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,455
Joined: 21-May 10
From: Brisbane, Queensland
Member No.: 9,506



I think your perfectionism is making your judgment too harsh.

Yes your chin is a bit too vertical and elongated, however envision the power couplings and whatever the round drums under the eyes are being in place and I think you have done an exceptional job that doesn't look too far out.

Enjoy the martini and awesome watching this thread unfold.

This post has been edited by fofjunior: May 5 2017, 07:19 AM


--------------------
Quote of wisdom - Semper Fidelis

40K goals for 2017 - play socially more often, complete armies on parade project with son.

Life goals - Lose 15kgs, improve health, spend more quality time with my wife, children and grandchildren. Catch up with friends.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Emperor Fooble
post May 5 2017, 11:10 PM
Post #44


Don't throw off my groove
Group Icon

Group: Support Veteran
Posts: 3,233
Joined: 11-March 10
From: Warragul, Victoria
Member No.: 9,113



It's amazing watching this come together with such precision, piece by piece.


--------------------
C'mon you apes, do you wanna live forever?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 6 2017, 05:54 AM
Post #45


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



I'm my own worst critic, it helps keep me humble biggrin.gif

Thanks for the replies,

Eyes Have it:

Preparing to add the wiring and LEDs some time this weekend so first I needed to know where the eye socket lenses would go and how they would fit. Getting the angles of the base of each lens frame was quite a chore as my sockets aren't 100% mirror images of each other depthwise. Fortunately they are within a quarter of a millimeter the same in socket size about 0.010th of an inch; yeah, I know, I was flabbergasted as well when I actually measured them.

http://i.imgur.com/K6cmbJQ.jpg
IPB Image

Anywho I be gluing on the rivets this evening which should consume a good portion of my relaxation time

http://i.imgur.com/XuegBdj.jpg
IPB Image

Meanwhile here's an image I found that shows the relative sizes of my Warlord to this new construction although I think the white shirted figure at the foot of the Warlord is too small.

http://i.imgur.com/w4oB6XM.jpg
IPB Image



--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 6 2017, 09:12 PM
Post #46


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



Subject To Change:

I changed my mind about what to work on last night. I had it in mind to detail the rivets but an idea occurred to me as to how to fasten the visor to the helmet so I went with that.

I used a slip joint slide to fasten the horizontal stabilizer to the vertical stabilizer on my Thunderhawk so I know it will work and as long as it isn't treated too rough.

We see below the result of an hour or so fiddling and waiting for the various glued parts to dry; a slide rail on the helmet and a slot to receive the rail on the visor. The tolerance is snug enough to hold the visor in place but sufficiently loose to allow ease of removal.

http://i.imgur.com/2XqfFTa.jpg
IPB Image

I really should learn to take videos for these demos but slipped half on.

http://i.imgur.com/rZNkq28.jpg
IPB Image

and slid home.

http://i.imgur.com/qfw8zUE.jpg
IPB Image

The beauty of this arrangement is it allows me to complete the visor lighting at a later date after I finish the interior cockpit assembly.

And a few images of the visor in place and at the proper angle now:

http://i.imgur.com/X96YCua.jpg
IPB Image

http://i.imgur.com/4ZwiyCj.jpg
IPB Image

http://i.imgur.com/HgVoY7Y.jpg
IPB Image


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wereweevil
post May 7 2017, 09:49 AM
Post #47


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 999
Joined: 19-November 04
Member No.: 234



Good problem solving...

"I love it when a plan comes together"

😬


--------------------
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 7 2017, 08:15 PM
Post #48


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



OMG

http://i.imgur.com/891iEx0.jpg
IPB Image

http://i.imgur.com/fOSqA5S.jpg
IPB Image

http://i.imgur.com/BxeWeYQ.jpg
IPB Image

Words fail me.


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
flying poo
post May 8 2017, 12:51 AM
Post #49


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 102
Joined: 17-April 13
From: Melbourne, South Eastern Suburbs
Member No.: 14,316



Wow, you've done really well. Just amazing attention to detail.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 9 2017, 01:30 AM
Post #50


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



The Neck Passage:

Before I leave for Las Vegas a little something that came to me this past evening. Since I am making a full cockpit interior I'll need a sufficient mount so why not use the mount to simulate a passage thru the neck.

http://i.imgur.com/ppUlwfK.jpg
IPB Image

And to reinforce the floor and give me something to attach the cockpit why not a few Lightening holes.

http://i.imgur.com/BcRDHrr.jpg
IPB Image

I'll explain how this was done when I

See you all next week; Ciao.


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
flying poo
post May 9 2017, 09:43 AM
Post #51


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 102
Joined: 17-April 13
From: Melbourne, South Eastern Suburbs
Member No.: 14,316



The attention to detail as always is amazing. Love your work.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
gamoholic
post May 19 2017, 08:54 PM
Post #52


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 327
Joined: 22-February 10
From: Cairns QLD
Member No.: 8,994



Dammit Blackadder. Stop showing us all out. This looks amazing.

Seriously though, this looks amazing.
armata_PDT_34.gif armata_PDT_34.gif armata_PDT_34.gif

Now to go home and do some more work on my own project....

armata_PDT_36.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 20 2017, 10:56 AM
Post #53


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



QUOTE(gamoholic @ May 19 2017, 08:54 PM) *

Dammit Blackadder. Stop showing us all out. This looks amazing.

Seriously though, this looks amazing.
armata_PDT_34.gif armata_PDT_34.gif armata_PDT_34.gif

Now to go home and do some more work on my own project....

armata_PDT_36.gif


Thanks for the reply; I am back for a tedious 2600 mile odyssey traveling the breadth of the United States in three day in a 16 foot truck trailering a car which was no picnic. It took me a day to recuperate and a day to unload the truck and a couple of days to get my groove back. Yesterday I began again to make pieces for the interior and I hope to have a post update ready tomorrow. Meanwhile thanks for all the posts and the support. I'll try not to let you all down. Worthy of note; I spent three days in Las Vegas and didn't spend so much as a nickel gambling. Somewhat of a record to my mind but I did see the Arizona Meteor Crater which was a life long ambition.

http://i.imgur.com/U16SLn8.jpg
IPB Image


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wereweevil
post May 20 2017, 06:50 PM
Post #54


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 999
Joined: 19-November 04
Member No.: 234



Love it

The crater pic/story and the titan progress 👍🏿


--------------------
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 21 2017, 07:17 AM
Post #55


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778





Slowing Down:

Am I slowing down in my dotage?

A week ago I was somewhere in Texas, Windmills to the right of me, windmills to the left of me from horizon to horizon.

The tallest wind turbines in the U.S. have been installed in Texas — the Vestas V90 turbines are 345 feet high, and are rated at 3 megawatts each. They are part of the 63 megawatt Snyder Wind Project, a wind farm that’s just been installed in western Texas.

Today I finally put the floor in my Emperor Titan head. a weeks worth of work and damned little to actually show

http://i.imgur.com/XQ8Z1Xs.jpg
IPB Image

I vacillated from not enough room to too much room......

http://i.imgur.com/RZR7ltm.jpg
IPB Image

but now that the actual floor is installed it all is coming together correctly

http://i.imgur.com/NdhT0av.jpg
IPB Image

Sorry for what seems redundant images but the previous ones were without the floor and not able to be handled. Now at least they are held together with gum bands and aside from being somewhat askew are just about right for installing the interior furniture.

http://i.imgur.com/Kj1OPHR.jpg
IPB Image

With plenty of room to spare.

Tonight's repast; Martini, Texas Chili and the Doctor Strange BlueRay Video....

Skoal.


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
flying poo
post May 21 2017, 10:06 AM
Post #56


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 102
Joined: 17-April 13
From: Melbourne, South Eastern Suburbs
Member No.: 14,316



It's coming along nicely. That neck passage/interior is a nice bit of extra detail.
Keep up the good work.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Blackadder
post May 28 2017, 06:36 AM
Post #57


Member
*

Group: Veteran Members
Posts: 1,233
Joined: 20-January 09
Member No.: 6,778



Thanks for the reply,

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.

http://i.imgur.com/dqnVeMq.jpg
IPB Image

Slide the visor up to disengage the faceplate.

http://i.imgur.com/9kWLLGr.jpg
IPB Image

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

http://i.imgur.com/nds5dpa.jpg
IPB Image

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.

http://i.imgur.com/HwqgtR6.jpg
IPB Image

and tongue in groove edges

http://i.imgur.com/ypsAwnu.jpg
IPB Image

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

http://i.imgur.com/R7pxo3T.jpg
IPB Image

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.


--------------------
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

3 Pages V < 1 2 3
Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 30th May 2017 - 01:02 AM