Blackadder Attempts to build an Emperor Titan

  • Thanks for the replies ....




    Hell's reach a homage:




    Having watched Helsreach for the dozenth time to get a feel for the next area of construction it was a good time to assemble the model again.




    As stated previously; I need a perspective on the courtyard in front of the 'Keep'.




    I want to have a staircase leading up to the entry flanked by the enormous statues but also bearing in mind the 2+ meter bore cannon that will also occupy that area as well.




    https://i.imgur.com/P6N64rJ.jpg


    [img] https://i.imgur.com/P6N64rJ.jpg [/ img]




    It's also worthy of note that the pelvis, knees and ankles can be posed without toppling the entire structure so my concerns that the legs would not bear the mass of the structure were allayed.




    https://i.imgur.com/wEpFA8h.jpg


    [img] https://i.imgur.com/wEpFA8hl.jpg [/ img]




    You can see in the above image there is not a lot of room for my grandiose plans, especially a portico under the huge Volcano Cannon.




    https://i.imgur.com/qn1gUSS.jpg


    [img] https://i.imgur.com/qn1gUSSl.jpg [/ img]




    Another feature of which the casual reader may not be aware is that 'Invigilatus' (yes he now has a name) is fully articulated; almost as much as 'Leutus Vexant', my Warlord Titan.




    He can be posed in almost any reasonable configuration; here seen stepping forward with his right leg.




    https://i.imgur.com/Z2sN7me.jpg


    [img] https://i.imgur.com/Z2sN7mel.jpg [/ img].




    My obsessive attention to detail dictates all my projects have fully movable joints which gave me concerns about the strength of the joints.




    But even with eight extra pounds of sand bags applied this morning, the joints remained viable.




    I do still have to stabilize the ankle joints which is why he is propped against the bookcase.




    This was the cause of the recent toppling's and I am working on a solution.




    https://i.imgur.com/L3kDYwG.jpg


    [img] https://i.imgur.com/L3kDYwGl.jpg [/ img]




    Rear elevations coming soon .....

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

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  • Whoops again!


    It looks like I promised but didn't deliver.... Why doesn't someone tell me these things......


    When last I posted I promised some rear views of the superstructure but forgot to post them. Not only that but I didn't even copy them to the Imgur site as well.


    So here are the prodigal promised images starting with the current side view:


    https://i.imgur.com/0fjgJdw.jpg


    The only thing wrong is that one of the corner balustrades is a bit tilted which is fine because nothing is glued yet and I may have to make some changes when I make the crenulations.


    The Rear view shown here also presents a problem because it appears the legs are too short (to my eye at least and I might have to lengthen the thigh sections a couple of inches or about 5 Centimeters.


    https://i.imgur.com/d50lgVD.jpg


    I had this problem with my Warlord as well and it took me a few tries to get the legs to the proper proportions.


    Again the quarter view shows the legs look too short but until the top-hamper is relatively complete I'll just have to back burner the fix.... It's no big deal structure wise to remedy the defect if is in fact an actual problem.


    https://i.imgur.com/ZqYoaYf.jpg


    It may be that the massive white edifice presents an optical illusion and the legs are sufficiently long.


    Hey! Who wouldn't like to be a couple of inches taller?

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Nice! Looking great and it gets bigger and bigger. When finished I would like top see a 500vs500pts or Killteam game on top of it. :)

  • This is sooo awsome....

    Keep going. Can't wait to see the Monster finished...

    Der Zweck heiligt nicht die Mittel. Das hat er noch nie getan. Das der Zweck die Mittel heiligt war seit jeher die Ausrede aller Versager die versuchten ihr illegitimes Handeln vor ihren Vorgesetzten zu rechtfertigen. Seit jeher hat nur der Erfolg die Mittel geheiligt...

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  • Thanks for the replies but remember, "getting there is more than half the fun. :D


    I truly enjoy the challenge of building these models more so than completing them where they just sit gathering dust. I haven't touched my Thunderhawk in years and only a week ago dusted it off at my son's insistence.


    At that time I noticed I had never installed the cockpit windshield. Look for an update on that thread.


    Meanwhile:


    Just Winging It Now :D


    I'm just winging it now because there aren't any details of the inner courtyard or the facade of the central Keep.


    What little I can glean from the HelsReach video shows the roof of the Keep and two Pillars where I have the full statues but more and more I don't think I can work them into the architecture.


    https://i.imgur.com/BGpYXu6.jpg



    There supposed to be a humongous Cannon under the gabled roof which I will allow for but the statues will have to go.


    I also need two more pillars further forward flanking the cannon muzzle.


    https://i.imgur.com/cY1gj6A




    Some Stained Glass windows flanking the gable might work.


    I can't wait to start detailing this monster.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Subject To Change:


    On the third or fourth go around for this area I've decided to scrap the interior courtyard and replace the central area with the Volcano cannon housing.


    https://i.imgur.com/FlY0Nex.jpg


    The two central compartments will now be connected by a nave and an apse at the other end.


    https://i.imgur.com/MxUksnH.jpg


    Some of the upper deck will have to be amended to accommodate these new additions


    https://i.imgur.com/BNbqHAr.jpg


    Fun and Games.....

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Thanks for the replies;


    Christmas Holiday


    A bit of doldrums over the Christmas Holiday so yesterday I sheathed the surface of the towers on either side of the cannon enclosure and fabricated the square spires topping them. I hate making spires, the work is slow and tedious and the Emperor Titan has dozens of them in various sizes.


    https://i.imgur.com/uHWTStO.jpg


    These are rather robust but the four corner compartments have eight spires each and the Keep roof has four as well and the nave roof have four as well.


    https://i.imgur.com/E5XFlCN.jpg


    Just hunkering down and getting the job done is what it'll take.


    But first the roof of the Volcano cannon enclosure. That'll be the fun part of this week's project.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Something New:


    I'm trying something new on the Volcano Cannon housing.


    We'll see if I can bring it off....


    This first image after much trial shows the peaked housing of the cannon and the truncated upper works of the roof.


    https://i.imgur.com/v2z98c7.jpg


    Next the sides....

    https://i.imgur.com/Sox0OaW.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/cHGxVFN.jpg


    Finally the installation of the reinforcing strips that will allow the curved roof corner joints some stability.


    https://i.imgur.com/EjXax4I.jpg

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Hmmmm - interesting...

    Der Zweck heiligt nicht die Mittel. Das hat er noch nie getan. Das der Zweck die Mittel heiligt war seit jeher die Ausrede aller Versager die versuchten ihr illegitimes Handeln vor ihren Vorgesetzten zu rechtfertigen. Seit jeher hat nur der Erfolg die Mittel geheiligt...

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  • A Rainy Day:


    I'm beginning to think I could effect a cure for a rainy day. This roof has exceeded my expectations and now I am wishing I took more pains with the preliminaries.



    https://i.imgur.com/EA58kHV.jpg



    Aside from some excess amounts of glue that partially dissolved the surface (which I can rationalise as; "battle damage") the curved roof panels will be sufficient for my purposes.


    https://i.imgur.com/UzTljqY.jpg




    Here is seen how the panels are held in place whilst the glue is drying.


    https://i.imgur.com/jRKdUwf.jpg



    This building will be the first that receives the finishing details.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • It's always a pleasure to see your progress. The center piece looks great. Will you add a center gun as well or will the top weapons be on the shoulders only?

    A humongous Volcano Cannon will be housed in the central Keep but right now I'm going to indulge myself with some fine detail. First on the agenda will be an Aquila for the dome.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Here come the eagles....


    No not the 'Lords of the Ring' eagles but the 40K Imperial eagles.


    It took me the better part of this week to make 4 of these plus a paper and plastic template for future use.


    https://i.imgur.com/Frac3Yr.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/1TwZD4w.jpg


    It hardly looks like a week's production but it's most gratifying to get these done.


    https://i.imgur.com/rL798Pc.jpg


    Now it remains to glue the pieces to a sheet of 0.010 styrene (seen below with the bodies already glued in place.


    And trim to size for the Dome structure previously shown.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Two Weeks in the Making:


    At this rate it's going to take decades to finish this thing. Hardly the project for someone who's reluctant to purchase green bananas.


    But Hey; the fun is in the building and I did have fun creating these eagles.... Not! It was an arduous task principally because I hate repetition.


    So here's the result and I'm pretty pleased with it.


    https://i.imgur.com/HxySykF.jpg


    All four sides have the same Aquila but each is an individual and I had to chose which one looked best on each side


    https://i.imgur.com/lRliuPl.jpg


    but for all my angst they all look pretty much the same.


    https://i.imgur.com/TJVj8Jb.jpg


    The bird's eye view(groan) shows them off the best.


    Martini time,


    Skoal.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Eohippus:


    A horse is a horse of course, of course....


    Yesterday my better half said this looked like a dinosaur.


    Today she said it looked like an Eohippus.... Huh! What do women know.


    I think it looks like a stylized Aquila and I like it.



    https://i.imgur.com/ca4jaQZ.jpg


    And birds descended from Dinosaurs so I'm on the right track anyway.


    You wouldn't believe how much work went into this decoration:


    https://i.imgur.com/x2PKJsi.jpg


    Of course I also had to deal with a foot of snow in three separate storms this past week which is a lot for my area anyway.


    So I tacked the work temporarily to the center edifice and it looks pretty good.


    https://i.imgur.com/Dm2bIaj.jpg


    I'm going with it.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  • Everything Is Roses:


    Even the mistakes are working out; almost as if they were planned.


    The 100.00 caliber (2,54 meter) quake cannon emplacement is coming along and should allow for a 45° elevation when completed. The two stylized Aquila fit the trunnion covers exactly and allow for the side sheathing. I fortunately did not cut of the outer edge.


    https://i.imgur.com/gAvY7Ef.jpg


    The forward façade has the look of a helmeted face which was purely unintentional.


    https://i.imgur.com/rClPAc8.jpg


    And the aerial view works as well.

    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."