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 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks for the reply,

Once again serendipity:

rears it's head. The "Hanging Butresses have structures that I suppose reinforce the arches and perhaps act as drains or down spouts. A large central one and two secondary on the wings. Inspecting my CoD bitz for inspiration I found the bas-relief tech priests on either side of the gothic arch windows made ideal. accents for these structures.

http://i.imgur.com/ZHOW76K.jpg
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I used a razor saw to fine cut the figures from the window frames by first cutting off the square beam, then the footing course, finally the figures from the remainder. I discarded the the excess of the top and sanded the back side smooth. I then glued the figure to 3/8th inch square tubing (9.5 MM)

http://i.imgur.com/KBJU3Wk.jpg
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I still haven't decided how long to make these so for now I'll just make all four and adjust the length at another time after I make the inverted square spires.

But as you can see, once again blind luck has favored The Blackadder. :D
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:14 pm

Hanging Buttresses Update.....

Busy work, not much to say as everything should be self-evident except the image is upside down for clarity. :D


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

Post by Blackadder » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:36 am

Completed Basic Buttress:

With end piece inverted pyramids completed

http://i.imgur.com/1yit1WN.jpg
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We are now ready to address the deck.

The deck will be a rectangle 17 X 24 inches (43 X 61 CM)
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:53 pm

The Emperor Has Entered The Third Dimension:

With the realization that not much more could be done with a two dimensional chest I made allowances for a more robust facade.

http://i.imgur.com/oA6FQue.jpg
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The Buttresses installed (albeit held in place with hemostats) with allowances for positioning I will be proceeding with the cutting in of the superstructure deck.

http://i.imgur.com/LA6cK9s.jpg
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my mind's eye has main gun arms and supports engineering, command decks, and all important altars to the Ominissiah Machine God and suitable Tech Priests to carry out the requisite ritual.

Onward and upward the superstructure is nascent in my brain.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:00 pm

The Deck, Another Milestone:

17 inches by 24 (43 CM by 61 CM) a six dollar piece of styrene that will ultimately be covered up....

http://i.imgur.com/0k7SyMj.jpg
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but necessary if I want to glue my superstructure to it.

(Warning: Frontal Nudity) :D
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It all has to be of extremely light weight.

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

Post by Blackadder » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:20 pm

Now It Can Be Told.

I finally managed to isolate a decent image from the video model I've been working from. As you can see I've followed the concept rather closely but installed a few of my own and others ideas. Such as a different 'head' and raising the head off the waist plate; in this case about 4 inches (10 CM)

I like the idea of the Imperial Eagle wing in the buttress but that may be a late add on. Right now I am working on the deck. Where the artist uses corbel to support the front edge I shall be using PVC 'cove' moulding. Enhanced with strip styrene trim; you'll get the idea once I start the process.......

http://i.imgur.com/0XAxJDy.jpg
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Laters, I'm off to cut the second course.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:36 am

Now this raises an interesting point regarding Forgeworld discrimination. To date there are five resin Titans in the Imperium of Man; Mars and Lucius. Two in Chaos (also men technically) I myself am waiting for a Chaos Warlord before I plunk down my hard earned shekels. One rather fey Eldar Titan Warhound equivalent and a Ork Gargant, also Warhound size, and a rather blandly designed Necron Titan which is more properly a tank. Why is FW ignoring the proponents of other Galactic races whilst doting on the armies of the backwater Third Rock from the Sun? I claim Galactic racial bias, shame on you FW.

From a selfish standpoint I want an interesting 'Emperor' equivalent for one of the other interstellar races to model because where do I go from here after I finish this Titan. And it has to be ambulatory.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Massive:

One of the problems I notice about many scratchbuilds is the author does not build massive enough. Particularly floors, walls, hydraulic cylinders/pistons and in this case the DECK.

My deck right now is 19,44 MM (A skosh over 49/64 inch) thick; about 4 feet 8 inches thick. Still seems rather thin to me but I still have to add the bulwarks which will double the thickness in appearance at least.

http://i.imgur.com/2FT99sf.jpg
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The quarter view shows the depth of the model which suits my eye for the time being.

http://i.imgur.com/lLICDnN.jpg
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And the side view shows I need to increase the rear overhang by about 25 scale feet. to allow for the main Cathedral/Fortification

http://i.imgur.com/fk8jegb.jpg
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Omnissiah bless me.
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Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

Post by Blackadder » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:59 pm

Originally I was going to skin the bottom of the deck with 0.040inch (1,0 MM) sheet styrene but to lose all this gratis detail would be a crime. The honeycomb pattern I believe will look phenomenal especially when picked out with Ad Mech paraphernalia plus giving a ready base for Gothic substructure.

http://i.imgur.com/MvSu8xJ.jpg
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I've used about all of the 2 foot by 4 foot panel with barely enough left for my proposed interior wall structure.

http://i.imgur.com/jIAACTD.jpg
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A wise investment indeed.
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