Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:39 am

Surely the mechanicum would have mitred corners??
Not necessary, each corner has a octagon shaped pilbox so I need only cut off the excess once the glue has dried. Incidentally and thanks for reminding me I need to make these rhombus shape structures removable to prevent damage when the Titan is disassembled.

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And an interior shot of the Emperor Titan War Room

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Incidentally this is an excellent video showing an Emperor Titan in motion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z0klMZ7r8M&t=162s
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:18 pm

Skitarii Not Included:

My loyal readers must be getting tired of what looks like virtually the same images but trust me there is a lot of work that goes into the interim between sets of images.

http://i.imgur.com/rDghlAT.jpg
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Plus this b@$tard just looks so GD cool between shots I just can't help taking photos.

http://i.imgur.com/YOGcJob.jpg
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It makes me regret taking so long to begin working on a God Machine.

http://i.imgur.com/INc4qXz.jpg
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Lots of people had asked but I just couldn't find the right initiative to begin the build.

Many thanks to the various unsung internet artists that contributed to this effort knowingly and otherwise. If you see your work in this please let me know.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:43 am

Look Ma, No Clamps!

So finally after a week's work since I got the idea to use a defusing panel for the deck of the superstructure I'm able to demonstrate the 3D aspect of the chest area.

https://i.imgur.com/mdqKL3z.jpg
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Utilizing the waffle design recesses the hanging structures plug right in, require no gluing and so are readily removable for transporting and storing.

https://i.imgur.com/rTI9dZF.jpg
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I wish I could say I planned it that way but no, the idea just came to me in a fit of desperate inspiration.

https://i.imgur.com/ToyB8cd.jpg
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Another unplanned bit of luck, the corbel's outrigger buttresses were spaced just about perfect to span the corners of the deck almost as if it were designed that way. :Whew:

https://i.imgur.com/16u5G9V.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/VJgTk1n.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/djaoAjx.jpg
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So with this accomplished and the front overhang somewhat justified I can begin the command compartments and design the main weapon arms this weekend.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:27 am

The Corner Turrets:

I've become quite adept at handling the very brittle diffuser panel material. When I first began it seemed almost impossible to cut without mishap but now I have a feel for how much stress the individual cell walls can take. Of the original eight square feet of the panel I have about two sq ft left. I am going today to buy another sheet.

These (styrene compatible) panels, custom cut by me, to the various shapes required will figure prominently in my builds from now on as an easy way to add bulk without a lot of weight and material plus the square design makes for very accurate construction.

Now regarding the image below; these will be the internal bracing for the turrets. The first order of business is to cut and sand them to uniform size.

https://i.imgur.com/Q65n2z9.jpg
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Having cut out the turret frames last night, after sleeping on the problem, today I'll be adding skin to them for strength and preparing the connecting strips to flesh out the turret octagonal walls.

https://i.imgur.com/vsRWbDp.jpg
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Hopefully more images today...............
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:12 am

Corner Turrets:

Once again I am relying on my eye to proportion these components as the drawing I am working from is too vague and in perspective to measure accurately.

https://i.imgur.com/zIhZwbR.jpg
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Note also my octogons' are sides are still not equal in width. I intend to correct this with subsequent layers of 0.030 inch styrene.

https://i.imgur.com/fyHWAw5.jpg
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My work area and basic tools here show nothing special is needed to make these models. There are tools that facilitate the manufacture; drills and belt sanders &etc but mostly I work with hand tools in front of the computer screen while I watch/listen to the news.

https://i.imgur.com/A3vSJjK.jpg
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Note the paint vial used as a spacer, It appears captured for the time being but only until seven sides are built. Then it will be removed. The reason for this will become apparent as the turret framework progresses.............
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:57 am

A Front Row Seat:

At what very likely be one of my failures. When I thought this up it seemed very simple.

https://i.imgur.com/3eVFIDy.jpg
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But the reality may be more difficult.

I'm trying to make a simple eight sided cone with strips all in one piece converging on the apex of the cone and being symmetrical all at once.

A worthy experiment but I'm afraid doomed to failure.....

https://i.imgur.com/zPAEMyU.jpg
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And you're here to watch Ha!
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