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

    Trammel Point Tool

    One of these days I have to invest in a trammel point tool and today was today. Sometimes you need to draw an arc such as today where I needed a 8.1 inch radius arc. You can make an impromptu tool with a strip of styrene and two sharp pencils but the tool is so much quicker.

    anyway:

    https://i.imgur.com/rwNd7eY.jpg


    I need two truncated cones of the bottom of my turrets and the mouth wash cups are ideal for a 3D template to manufacture these.

    https://i.imgur.com/kyWN68d.jpg


    I'm using 0.020 (thousands) inch styrene so its a bit stiff to form into a cone shape so its best to draw the arc segment over the sharp edge of a table applying pressure with your palm to impart a curve to the arc sheet.

    https://i.imgur.com/6f1nBOy.jpg


    Alternately you can wrap the arced pieces tightly and leave for a while secured wit rubber bands to impart an curve.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    You move in strange ways, mr Adder. But i have faith in you
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Just an interim update of the weekend progress. I've decided to detail the corner turrets to practice the viability of my ambitious project.

    https://i.imgur.com/dBjttUB.jpg


    I was of two minds in how to finish the turret rooves, layered shingle vs the ubiquitous skulls and eagle and banners or CoD bitz. I opted for a layered plate armour effect you see; why, because it's cheaper, cooler and harder to do and I'm batsh!t crazy.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    LOL, im with you on that, Mr Adder
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Oh My God

    Machine, I've not much to say about this

    https://i.imgur.com/RKeABLR.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/NgLplqC.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/TV9EGqk.jpg


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    but the square recesses have proven their worth in that I can position the corbels anywhere I like (Within reason...) and the deck looks very promising regarding size and massiveness.

    I can't wait to start detailing this sucker.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Blackadder View Post
    I can't wait to start detailing this sucker.
    Neither can we! Top job!

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

    A New Way To Do It:

    This puts me in mind of a poem from my youth:

    There was a young lady from Norway
    Who hung by her heels in a doorway
    She call to her lover
    Come quickly my dear
    I think I've discovered one more way.

    https://i.imgur.com/q0VYaqg.jpg


    These lighting panels will revolutionize build large scale models. Right now I am building the gate house structure bastions of which there will be two with the Gate/Portcullis between.

    https://i.imgur.com/WoLboWy.jpg


    To think these ready made panels have been available for decades and I've only just discovered them now.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    That imperator is looking amazing, sir! That head is suitably formidable. Loving all the details.
    + I rehosted the pics for my Lost & The Damned project log! +
    + Still need to upload pics for the old Orks and Emperor Titans project logs... +

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

    Simply amazing work, I don't know how you find the time to build something this massive and make it look amazing. What comes after this though?? A diorama featuring the eternity gate during the siege of Terra. If anyone could build it I think you could!!

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

    Garderobe:

    It took the better part of a week to build these turrets. I must be slowing down in my dotage.

    https://i.imgur.com/2OV212R.jpg


    The shingles, try as I might ,still look too crude and the turrets look for all the world like two privy chambers on the corners of the bastion.

    https://i.imgur.com/DKHRWFT.jpg
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Clever ideas, no doubt

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

    LOL! At least in that privy you have a great view!
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Im with Jacka on that one Who told you that they were NOT ?

    What to do about the roofs ? Should maybe try some other form of coverage....Like sheet metal roofing.....prehaps ? Just a suggestion
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Or just keep it smooth with some minor ornamentation.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Main Armament Support Arms:

    Everything about this model is outsized. I am not use to working with such huge dimensions. My work area is too small. It gobbles up material at a tremendous rate. Tubes of glue are expended at an alarming rate. I remember when Testors glue was a dime a tube. Now it is $2.50 and these laminate panels take a lot of gluing even though I am saving money using the honeycomb material.


    https://i.imgur.com/aFn2m35.jpg


    The two rounded ends are the main gun mounts. The cross arm is crudely shaped at present until the front skin is applied.

    Everything will be laminated to save weight or the model would be incredibly top-heavy. This arm when completed will be about two inches thick (52 MM). so we're talking five layers of these. I'll need to make another plastic run for 0.040 inch (1,0 MM) sheeting.

    Each one of the squares is a half an inch (13 MM)so you can get an idea of the dimensions I'm working with.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The "Top Heavy" point is interesting. One of these monsters in real life would have some very serious toppling issues.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Nuh-uh! Faith in the Emperor (and Machine God awesomeness) keeps them upright!

    I see those light louvers are available at Lowe's for about $15 for a 23.75" x 47.75" panel. Good to know that they are styrene, and so bond with regular plastic cement. Excellent building material for your application (and many others).
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Your titan is starting to remind me of Atlas, except with a world of hurt on his shoulders! I suppose that's corny, but I'm serious. Nice cutting work on those turrets. I feel like figuring out how to make the ambitious shapes in your head is part of the fun until you get the one little piece that just won't fall in, then I'm very thankful for filler.

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

    Time to start crowd sourcing the titan!!!

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

    Main Gun Mount Yoke:

    Today I finally finished the rough laminate build of the Gun Mount Yoke. This was a major production, tedious in the extreme and the amount of glue required was staggering. Two full tubes of Testors cement dribbled on each and every spine and cross piece with six sheets of 0.030 inch 0,075 MM styrene between the honeycomb sheets. Everyone in the house was high on the fumes with the exception of me strangely enough.

    https://i.imgur.com/ZwfuvZk.jpg


    The Layers look rather crude now but I dressed the upper mount edge and plotted my Inner edge line culminating in a freehand yoke arch which seems satisfactory.

    https://i.imgur.com/rdtke7M.jpg


    Fortunately I have a built in French Curves in my mind's eye so I don't have to resort to using them. One of these days I'll have to learn how to use them. Ha!

    https://i.imgur.com/pIAf5ui.jpg


    Anyway a half hour or so on the belt sander and the job is done. Not too shoddy if I do say so; I'll have to finish sand by hand but I'm about ready to start detailing the yoke.

    https://i.imgur.com/5Jf7Dsh.jpg
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