Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Sat May 28, 2016 7:41 am

The Best Laid Plans

Of mice and men ofttimes go awry. I had intended for this transport to have the capability to disgorge a Rhino but it seems the interior panels have taken up too much clearance

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Not to worry I have an alternate plan (A cunning plan mayhaps Mr. B?)

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My initial intent was to have clam-shell doors à la C124 and assault ramp to accommodate the width of a slick Rhino but I put that aside until I had a good idea of the interior panels requirements. That project is still on the table.
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by moodymullet » Sat May 28, 2016 8:27 am

Blackadder wrote:The Best Laid Plans

Of mice and men ofttimes go awry. I had intended for this transport to have the capability to disgorge a Rhino but it seems the interior panels have taken up too much clearance

Not to worry I have an alternate plan (A cunning plan mayhaps Mr. B?)

Is it "so cunning I could brush my teeth with it"? Or perhaps "so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel"? Either way, my respect for your scratch build projects has increased exponentially the more I've worked on a Forgeworld Warlord Titan. Awesome sauce.
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Sat May 28, 2016 2:54 pm

moodymullet wrote:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Is it "so cunning I could brush my teeth with it"? Or perhaps "so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel"? Either way, my respect for your scratch build projects has increased exponentially the more I've worked on a Forgeworld Warlord Titan. Awesome sauce.
I would love to have a FW Warlord ' I have a few innovations I'd like to try ( I think the legs are too short) but I am holding out for the Chaos version as a worthy competitor (companion piece for my Lucius Warlord)

Love to see your work on this...........EB
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Mon May 30, 2016 9:47 am

Inside Out:

Or how not to build an interior.

My ambition has exceeded my good sense as when I started this project I gave little thought to so extravagant an interior. Now I am reaping the benefit of my lack of forethought.


http://i.imgur.com/YmvRf7b.jpg
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Fortunately I have ample panels to access the interior for modification and upgrade

BTW the image above shows the basic nascent Space Marine harness device to safe transport to the planet to be modularly installed into the upper gallery rectangular receptacles shown in the background. This would in fact be the whole length of the upper gallery but for my purposes just the front hanger will be seen.

See, I'm not completely crazy................
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Pewter Thunderhawk: (Grey Knights colours still to come.)

Oh Gawd, finally for the first time completely together after six years in the making, my very own scratchbuilt version of the Thunderhawk. At 26 inches long and fully articulated; weapons, wings, and landing gear; it's most gratifying to be able to present this effort.

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There are a few production glitches:

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All three gears need to be lock indexed to keep from swiveling.

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The rear shock struts need to be spring loaded to take the weight without collapsing.

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The rear floor of the forward cargo bay needs to be locked down.

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The interior is too sparsely furnished and needs to be finished, the rough poster board edges will never do.

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The ball turrets need mount brackets.

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and of course the interior lighting.

The loading ramp needs an extension to make the disembark angle less extreme...........

but all told a most gratifying moment to see this for the first time assembled in her full glory.

Martini time; Skoal!
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Elbows » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:46 pm

Very cool, I assume it'll be fully painted by next week? :D

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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:25 pm

Elbows wrote:Very cool, I assume it'll be fully painted by next week? :D
God willing I hope to be applying the red pigment tomorrow.
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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:10 pm

Blackadder's Fun and Games

Perhaps I should stick to what I know but this was kind of fun:

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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Loopy » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:24 pm

Oh my gosh, what a treasure, man. You should be proud.

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Re: Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Titans and Thunderhawk

Post by Blackadder » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:46 am

Thanks for the reply,

Afterburners:

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Yeah, well yer just play'n round now Blackadder.
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