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post Mar 26 2017, 04:12 AM
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I lost track of this forum due to a computer infection. It took me a while to realize I was missing my antipodal amigos (Of course a reply would have helped me find y'all sooner.) dry.gif

So my latest project is well underway:

Blackadder Attempts to build an Imperial Warmonger Titan:

Well a good many of you know by announcing this I have a fair idea of how I am going to proceed with this build but we also know we're gonna be in it for the long haul. Now that FW has released a Warlord (I'll buy the Chaos version when they release it because Chaos and the sculpted organic hulls and carapaces go well together in my opinion) but the Warlord Mars and Alpha not so much; also IMHO. Anyway it's always been in my mind to build a transport companion for my Warlord perhaps a foot taller with ruddy great greaves and threshold steps and Imperium Aquila doors to release a few hordes of grunts. I figure my Emperor titan to be on the order of 80 CM/32 inches tall.

This build will be much more of a static model than any of my previous efforts as I have seen the classic Emperor Titan and they look best with legs spread and threatening and it's just too much work to repeat all the leg articulation.

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So this past winter I've been collecting parts and formulating my ideas and with this last Amazon purchase of a 'Sanctum Imperialis' building I am ready to begin the build starting with the greaves and feet.


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post Mar 26 2017, 07:12 AM
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First and Second Contour Cuts:

Most of which are done on a stationary belt sander.

http://i.imgur.com/7RO8KiC.jpg
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One more preliminary contour cut to make.....

http://i.imgur.com/SVQpT3F.jpg
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The sides have to be rough sanded at about 45° before the finishing contour sanding.

http://i.imgur.com/VYPbiO9.jpg
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post Mar 26 2017, 05:48 PM
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Looking good so far. Excited to see how this takes shape.
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post Mar 26 2017, 07:10 PM
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Ditto - always interested to see your projects 👍🏿


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post Mar 27 2017, 05:52 AM
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Thanks for the replies,

Rough Shaping:

Final rough shaping involves truing up the block to 90° then cutting a 45° bevel each side and finally two 22.5° bevels each side on top and sides.

http://i.imgur.com/9DUyTiT.jpg
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Next (and this is the tricky part because it takes a bit of an eye for roundness) sanding off the excess in a controlled arc movement on the sanding belt.

http://i.imgur.com/bdNKxBZ.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/8vAqAXM.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/W0ZiUMI.jpg
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so the helmet has a slightly flattened ovoid shape in cross section.


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post Mar 27 2017, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE(Blackadder @ Mar 26 2017, 05:12 AM) *


I am ready to begin the build starting with the greaves and feet.



*starts with head... armata_PDT_01.gif
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post Mar 27 2017, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE(Mousemuffins @ Mar 27 2017, 09:57 AM) *

*starts with head... armata_PDT_01.gif


Yeah well that's what you get when you start the thread in the middle of the construction. biggrin.gif I'll eventually get around to posting the preliminaries.


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post Mar 27 2017, 10:29 AM
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You do know that picture is a fan made update of the original Imperator Titan? Done by Warmaster Nice IIRC. The original is on the right in this picture. The Warmonger is the titan in the middle, and has a significantly different weapons load out, and its' own scout plane. smile.gif

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post Mar 27 2017, 10:30 AM
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BTW here is the reason I sidelined the legs and feet:

Post from earlier this year...........

Oh God I'm In Love:

Look what I just found! Before I started this I had so-so enthusiasm for this project thinking it's worth a shot making a easy to build Emperor Titan that my readers might attempt along with me but that stops now!

I am totally jazzed about this project since I found this head. Back when I began my Warlord finding Dave Smith's Epic rendering committed me to the project. That is what finding this image has done.

http://i.imgur.com/Y2qZ5Cv.png
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Starting now I'm going to build this part full sized (as it prints out on Landscape 8.5 X 11 paper) and build the rest of the titan in proportion.

The overall size is just about an inch bigger than my Warlord's head overall so it is in keeping with my projected height for my Emperor.

This is going to be 'dynomite!' if I can accomplish it.


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post Mar 27 2017, 11:38 AM
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Great work as usual, looking forward to seeing this one flesh out.


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post Mar 29 2017, 05:23 AM
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Basic Helmet and Head

Well it took far more time than I thought but I do finally have the basic helmet cut to size.


http://i.imgur.com/P1eCper.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/J6b7rWg.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/5egDBeZ.jpg
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The rear view shows how much I cut out of the interior so I can add the under helmet detail when the cockpit is complete. I may still remove a lot of the inside material but for now it's sufficient as the helmet is as fragile as an eggshell with out it's interior framing.


http://i.imgur.com/n4znz4T.png
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BTW you may have noticed the background image. This is what I am hoping the finished Titan will look like but leaner and longer legs.



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post Mar 29 2017, 12:31 PM
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I like it how no one is doubting that this will happen because we've all seen you pull off ridiculous things before. Looking good so far.


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post Mar 29 2017, 11:48 PM
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QUOTE(Chaplain_Fortis @ Mar 29 2017, 01:31 PM) *

I like it how no one is doubting that this will happen because we've all seen you pull off ridiculous things before. Looking good so far.


Haha so true! If Blackadder sais he is going to build something. Something is going to get built, eventually.


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Going to love watching this slowly come together smile.gif


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post Mar 30 2017, 08:42 AM
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Well there are two inferences I work too slowly; biggrin.gif Ha! Well at 73 I suppose so, but I do savor the build as much as the result and when all is said and done it's me I have to please. So settle back, enjoy the build and just hope I stay around long enough to finish this project. wink.gif

I noticed I never posted an avatar mainly because there seems to be no personal avatars so when and if the opportunity arises to post a personal image allow me to offer this:

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post Mar 31 2017, 05:49 AM
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Suffice it to say I am not happy how this helmet is turning out so I am revamping it. Update coming soon.

Meanwhile:

I naturally assumed my Warlord crew would fit into an Imperator head but never really checked so while I'm waiting to complete the face shield I just tried them for size.....

There's plenty of room; even for a Princep and a few attendees And a cadre of Tech Priests as well.

http://i.imgur.com/Hgx7B75.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/ApSGtc4.jpg
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post Apr 3 2017, 10:57 PM
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Now It Can Be Told:

Now that I have resolved the issue I can reveal why I had to revamp the helmet. It all boiled down to an assumption on my part that the artist drawing the two elevations of the head was a draughtsman. In a proper draught you project lines from one plane to another and ideally there should be a top elevation as well but I accepted the two elevations as sufficient for my 3D rendering. I built my model slightly oversized than the plan as I wanted the 'head' to be larger than my Warlord's head as the finished model will be 10 to 12 inches taller than my Warlord. I blissfully used the side elevation for all my calculations and after laminating all the layers proceeded to sand the contours of the helmet but after the rough sanding was completed I found the helmet dome was significantly flattened.

http://i.imgur.com/8vAqAXM.jpg
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It did not have the look of the front elevation at all. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed as I had based my interior design and mechanism on the front projection......


http://i.imgur.com/56WnEFl.jpg
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Rather than scrap the helmet and start afresh I opted to build on the original to increase the height of the dome which is seen in these to images. It was last night that I managed to glue in the compound curved pieces requisite to obtain a smooth contour; the final pieces to be installed later this morning.

http://i.imgur.com/2QebzHA.jpg
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So with this setback resolved I can continue with the building of the head; my obsessive compulsive integrity intact.


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post Apr 4 2017, 10:28 PM
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A Cure for a Rainy Day:

After a rough rounding sanding I scored the armour panel lines. First with my utility knife. Then with razor saw and finally with xacto keyhole saw blade
https://www.widgetsupply.com/mm5/graphics/0...ain_519x340.jpg

to widen the gaps between the armour


http://i.imgur.com/rer2DpT.jpg
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Now the helmet is ready for wet sanding which will hopefully remove the striation lines.

http://i.imgur.com/Vuhruvo.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/iKwkjcl.jpg
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Now we're back to making the visor.


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post Apr 6 2017, 09:45 AM
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Crest:

The crest seemed a daunting task but after the helmet it was child's play. I began by laminating six layers of 0.030 thousandths styrene last night because 1/4 inch styrene is too expensive and to hard to work with plus 0.030 is what I had on hand.

I then scribed two lines and equa-spaced the drill points with my vernier calipers.

I used my #11 Xacto blade to deepen the drill points and hand drilled 1/16" pilot holes for the scallops.


http://i.imgur.com/I6LWbhV.jpg
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Then I drilled 1/8 inch holes to center the 1/4 inch final holes for the scallops.

http://i.imgur.com/shluvZ1.jpg
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After drilling the 1/4 inch holes I cut off the excess material and sanded to the appropriate half hole depth.

http://i.imgur.com/5ugL5iz.jpg
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post Apr 8 2017, 11:04 AM
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Spear Heads:

Spear Head ornaments are tedious but worth the effort. There are probably easier ways to make them but I want mine to have a 3D bas-relief so I made mine out of 0.040 thousandths styrene. Below we see one in place on the helmet and the rest in various states of manufacture. When doing something like this I allows make a few extra so I don't have to start from scratch. You never know when you might need a spare.
Start by making an undersized template (marked 'T'), trace the points on a piece of scrap styrene, cut them out with scissors (yeah it's that simple,) Drill your pilot holes, Cut the corner holes with your; surgical diagonal cutters, Fingernail cutters, Dikes, what-have-you, use your rat tail needle files to make the spade base compare you work to the finished and make the proper adjustments with you, curved nail file and you're done.

http://i.imgur.com/fFxZ4If.jpg
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Now do it twelve more times or more........

http://i.imgur.com/84L1tlJ.jpg
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See you tomorrow.


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