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

    Thats where the real danger lies, my friend
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Here's a question for all you painting buffs and I've yet to find it satisfactorily explained.

    In the video below the author begins at the 2:20 two minute 20 second mark to "Shade" the the model with 3 parts Vallejo brown ink and 1 part Vallejo Black ink Now I've got dozens of bottles of shades, washes, glazes and nuln oil (Also a Shade and what I am must use to using with adequate results...........)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHVVhWJhLbs

    Now, Before I go and buy yet more of these vile little vials.............

    What I want to know is since the author is indiscriminately using the words "Shade," "Wash," "ink," interchangeably; what is he on about and what could be substituted for this so called "Ink" mix.

    I'm sure a lot of tyros such as myself would like a succinct explanation.

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

    Don't Give Up Your Day Job Blackadder

    I'm not finished with these by a long shot but I'm going to display them anyway because each of you deserve a good laugh now and again.

    The Ironstrider seems a waste of money for me as there is little use for him in the interior of the Titan. That and the Dune Crawler are just for so much practice in painting my Belisarius Cawl and Tech Priest Dominus.

    http://i.imgur.com/4chaTYv.jpg


    I also want to show how I store my miniatures whilst painting and in storage. These two and a half dozen egg cartons are ideal for your 28 MM soldiers even with bases.

    http://i.imgur.com/BoVHwu2.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/sBy72ga.jpg


    The Dune Crawler is the furthest along in the painting process and it looks like I need a second coat on the gold. I also have to wash off some of the Nuln Oil on the hull.

    http://i.imgur.com/8FcVLuP.jpg


    Tech Priest Dominus is the real reason for this post and I finally got the nerve up to tackle this bad boy this morning.

    I promise I'll get back to the Titan by tomorrow. I've got some new Ideas and a whole new perspective on how to proceed with the front elevation.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Their all looking good Adder. Must be a bit of a change from the current large project.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jacka View Post
    Their all looking good Adder. Must be a bit of a change from the current large project.

    Sometimes you just need some time off.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    And you told me you couldnt paint Looking very good sofar, Mr Adder.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Quote Originally Posted by SDKFZ View Post
    And you told me you couldnt paint Looking very good sofar, Mr Adder.
    I can't paint but I can copy. These Youtube videos are invaluable tutorials for the novice. especially "Buy Painted." He's a master at airbrushing.but he hasn't done any Skitarii..........

    I don't delve too deeply into any one particular skill preferring to view all from a height and pick and choose that which appeals to me from each master craftsman.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Finely Divided Aluminum Powder:

    Once again I am defying conventional wisdom and going my own way. I've seen many Belisarius Cawls on line and all with painted gun metal appurtenances and they seem to lack the depth I am seeking.

    Below are my Tech Priest and Bel.. Cawl in their base painted stage using Vallejo Model Air Base Grey #71.097 and a red of my own concoction of Model Air Signal Red #71.070 and Game Color Royal Purple #16 which I mixed myself a drop at a time but somewhere around a ten to one ration.

    http://i.imgur.com/bzpYCfM.jpg


    Only later I discovered I had Mephiston Red in my inventory. Gah!

    Note if you will the diminutive size of this $41 dollar model and marvel at how little your money is actually worth.

    http://i.imgur.com/68uutJL.jpg


    Back to the model; I applied finely divided aluminum powder to the highly ornamented staff with surprisingly satisfactory results and shall be using this where'er I can on these models
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    As Promised, a whole new look for the Titan; Hanging buttresses or knees if you prefer. My quandary was to separate myself from my previous Warlord and open a new more airy Titan with weight saving upper hamper but still have the massive structure we have com to expect from a Emperor Titan.

    http://i.imgur.com/7LlNmWC.jpg


    With hope these will work into the equation.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Sub Floor Supports:

    Once again building these behemoths requires a bit of a nod to engineering. Many of the God Machines I've reviewed have ignored the support of the massive superstructure as if a paper thin floor is all that is required to support the crenelations, Gothic ramparts, turrets and spires. A few acknowledged the massive weigh of these edifices. It is those I have picked and chose the most interesting features to incorporate into my model

    http://i.imgur.com/DoKQ2lo.jpg


    These images show the construction of what I call 'flying corbels' a structure unnamed in architecture but a fitting counterpoint to the Medieval invention named 'flying buttresses' prominent in the cathedrals of the middle ages.

    http://i.imgur.com/ANH4FjA.jpg


    Mine will be light airy structures that belie their intended purpose. the basic structure 0.040" skin over 0.50" inch square tubing. The end pieces and the 'U' shaped cutouts are skinned with 0.020" sheet styrene.

    http://i.imgur.com/PWd1veC.jpg


    Finally the edges of the skins are accented with 0.040 Sq strips for the 'U' Channel and 0.040 by 0.060 rectangular strips for the lower edge trim. shown inverted in the image below.

    http://i.imgur.com/F5ORb2q.jpg


    Now we are ready for the pizzazz.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Like how you try to make 40K realistic, Mr Adder. I would just have used the prints and epic minis, but thats me
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Ah but the stage's the thing.

    Not as Shakespeare wrote:

    "I'll have grounds
    More relative than this—the play's the thing
    Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

    I take greater pleasure in the creation of the piece than the playing.
    Last edited by The_Blackadder; 16-08-2017 at 14:06.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Ill stay in my box and keep watching your amazing work
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The_Blackadder,

    Nice to see that progress continues.

    I should pass on that egg carton storage idea to my groups principle Ork player as he has increased his horde size in 8th and was recently complaining his model carrying methods have been exceeded by his Green skins.

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

    Glad to be of service. These egg trays make ideal drying containers for glued parts as their variegated surfaces aid in holding a glued piece in position without clamping Likewise for freshly painted surfaces and of course general storage of delicate 28 MM figures. I've got dozens of armies stored in these trays. They stack, are light weight and did I mention they come free with two and a half dozen eggs.

    Disaster:

    While attaching the new part disaster struck and the whole assembly toppled off of the display console five feet to the floor first falling on my work desk. The whole thing shattered into half a dozen pieces on the desk and floor and I feared for the worst

    http://i.imgur.com/BmLTrby.jpg


    But inspection revealed no damage done to any of the discrete pieces and the titan readily reassembled none the worse for the experience.

    So here's a closeup of the new piece in approximately the finished location. the legs may have to be shortened.

    http://i.imgur.com/4JQGKqu.jpg


    This piece relies on the CoD Manufactorum railings for the detail so far. More yet to come and of course I need to make another one.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The God Machine Arises:

    Sorry to be so self indulgent but this is coming out much better than I expected.

    http://i.imgur.com/2fgqC8V.jpg



    In the beginning I had shall we say neutral enthusiasm for the project because when finished (If Successful I must add) it would relegate My Luteus Vexant to second place.

    http://i.imgur.com/wjuXm4I.jpg


    Now with a clear idea of how to build the chest area everything is falling into place and with both hanging buttresses in place the true width of the chest becomes apparent.

    http://i.imgur.com/kzpAMd2.jpg


    In point of fact this beastie has wormed it's way into my heart and I am beginning to regret compromising on the hip structure.

    Tonight I am going to start on the superstructure platform which will support the Cathedral-like top hamper

    http://i.imgur.com/QX9aTK8.jpg


    And tomorrow I have to make a Hobby run for more 1/2 inch square square tubing.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    That is a thing of wonder, it's really coming on, awesome just doesn't cover it.

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

    Adder feel your pain with the near disaster. Glad it was not serious.
    Last edited by Colonel Jacka; 19-08-2017 at 06:01.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    That thing is enormous !
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Quote Originally Posted by SDKFZ View Post
    That thing is enormous !
    I'm guessing a meter tall right now but that is subject to change as it progresses. It may work out to be taller. I haven't worked out the proportions. "Geez, it would be nice to actually have a plan Blackadder."
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