close enough I think. As long as there is enough give in the holes to allow for fine adjustment when the lasers are inserted. Starting to take shape now. Just need to complete the humps, the neck guard, and it'll be almost there.
Sweet mother of God man, this is a fantastic project! You've made me dust off my sketchbook and guitar and get back to my creative hobbies, suitably humbled by how little effort I have been putting into them recently. Let it be known this is an inspiration.
I reserve the right to change my opinion the moment I am proven wrong; that's called learning.
I don't play in tournaments, and don't think Warhammer/40k was designed for it. The game needs to function as a tabletop miniatures game, let tournament organizers fiddle with rules to make it work in those venues.
All I can say is, "mission accomplished." It's gratifying to stimulate renewed interest in personal projects.............
In response I woke early and added detail to my project just to keep ahead of the game.
Thanks for posting.
Wow its really hard to attach an image; unfortunately my image loader is malfunctioning.
I have new images of the current work and I'll try to link with images on another forum
I hope these images are visible and once my image host is back in business I'll replace these links. Let me know if the images are visible.
Yes they are visible and are awesome!!
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No problem ! New details looking awesome,Mate
This is awesome stuff Mr B, I love how you're sticking really closely to the original design even against your better judgment i.e. the silly back door, please do keep it up!
Do you plan to do the head in the same style as the original model too? I've seen a few of these done in the past and only 1 has ever gotten the head close enough for me to like it.
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Man this project is a mammoth task but you are eating the mammoth one bite at a time! well done for your perseverance and quality of workmanship.
“That man is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”
In a headlong career of activity ( For me that is. ) I added significantly to the basic structure and the finer detail this week and I thought before I got too far I should post an update. I'm very glad to relate that the void generator housing have a goodly start and the carapace magazine covers (BTW they are removable to access to main weapon armatures) are fitted with Leman Russ hatches and a bit of detail as well.
The center cover and inner walls of the generator housings are removable to view the interior detail of the reactor compartment.
The back view reveals the complete detailing of the left and right upper carapace.
First a question.
In the first attached image can anyone identified the outlined bitz?
I have had a chance to work on this model more than usual being laid up with a virus for the past three days.
As the poet said, It's an ill wind..........................
The middle part on the pic looks like the air intake for the engine on the plastic baneblade kit to me
This is really starting to take shape, I must say I am excited to see how you tackle the head, as that is the hardest part to get right imo
Adeptus Mechanicus log.
My titan log feat. Lucius pattern reaver & warlord
Iron Warriors ------------------------- 54mm Imperial Fists Space Marine
Grey Knights ------------------------- Gaming club terrain
Xenos stuff ------------------------- Pre-heresy terminator armor
Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists ------------------------- My commissions showcase thread
The bit on the neck guard might be one of those old shields... dwarf or night goblin, though Im not completely sure...
Okay here's the deal sure I could scratch the entire Warlord (witness the first attached image) but even the legendary Dave Smith employed shortcuts; I mean if I have the bitz why not use them. Granted I'm not going to plunk down $50 bucks just to get a fan but since my son already had a CoD kit why not use the segments for something more than architecture.either way, more scratching less using easy bits doing!
Below are two of the four void generators (I'm only building two as the rest are hidden...........
Note all the detail is not attached but they did consume a fair portion of my allotted construction time.
I mean the goal is to finish this Titan in your lifetime more important in my lifetime your pardon if I can come across quite egocentric.
awesome: would love to see how the body looks on the legs, now that the main hull of the body is pretty much all there
First of all it's a tribute to Dave Smith that the amount of detail he incorporated in his titan is astounding. Only one who has studied his images Ad nauseam can appreciate the scope of this monumental project
and I am only copying. Blazing the original trail would have been quite daunting.
According tho the images below my titan will stand 27 inches 68.6 cm with the knees locked or about 26 inches 66.0 cm when in stride which approximates Mr Smith's work so there is not much discrepancy there.
My titans overall appearance as it is right now appears a tad on the thin side but the armour has yet to be bulked out and the arms armament hasn't been properly installed so when fully fleshed out I think there is probably cause for twinitization.
From a low angle the figure is quite imposing..................
I had some brass etched mesh left over from Lucie and it proved just enough for the void generator housing cooling apparatuses.
And the surface clutter is progressing nicely.
More to follow
looking good, I think it'll look best in a 'both knees bent' body twisting to the side, position. I'm really not a fan of the posing of you inspiration model, and hope you one up it with a better pose.
If you ever need someone to adopt it, I'll pay for the shipping!
The fans that you asked about on the model you are copying look to me like the cooling fans off of an model train GP-9. Specifically, the HO scale Athearn GP-9. It is an old, old model and was used for ages as the basis of affordable kitbashes for early EMD locomotives. I may have the scale wrong, but that is what they look like. You might be able to find somebody selling the shells on ebay cheap. It used to be that you could buy the fans from places that sold part for scratch builders. It has been a long time since I bought anything for trains so companies may be out of business.
how have i not commented on this plog yet? truely fantastic work here, back in 1996 i tried to scratch build a knight titan and gave up after the legs so seeing what you've got so far is incredible.
My Knight Titans would come up to less than mid shin height (5.5 inches) so it's good to see you're keeping in scale.
Good luck with the surface detailing, and finding enough interesting fiddlybits.
What does a Knight titan look like today (Not the Armorcast version)
Started in on making the hood yesterday with mixed results. I couldn't decide whether the hood should tilt down or project straight out so I compromised and tilted it down about 2° down which seems okay.
I took a few images with all the hull pieces temporarily in place to get an overall perspective on where I stand and all appears okay so I shall continue with the hood armour and glyphs.