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

    The next lot is a bit tedious so I'll just post them in sequence....
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    Suffice it to note that this and the next lot is about a day's output.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    A Round a Minute!

    I was listening to Youtube whilst gluing the support mechanism for these rotating barrels. To the recount of the battle in the Denmark Straits to be precise.

    towards the end of the narrative a fact was brought home to me so that I had to listen to it again.

    The whole battle took about 15 Minutes!!!

    Depending on the ship, 10 to 14 rounds were fired; about a salvo a minute....according to the narrator.

    Now my Gatling gun has six barrels rotating loading cartridges, not shells and bags of propellant. Plus these guns had to be retrained on the targets as the ships maneuvered.

    Amazing!

    Back to business:

    https://i.imgur.com/jxl9kIt.jpg


    I'll spare you the tedium of the gluing and sanding...

    https://i.imgur.com/IrzCPp0.jpg[


    and cut to the chase

    https://i.imgur.com/or2Dxdg.jpg


    The finished assembly

    https://i.imgur.com/JO1hKj1.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/kFMNt6v.jpg


    And a closeup.

    https://i.imgur.com/pF5DW9g.jpg
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Looking good Adder.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Echo Jacka. Can we see a photo of the gun next to the plasma blaster for a scale comparison? I'm wondering how much weight you'll need behind the support point to make it balance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical View Post
    Echo Jacka. Can we see a photo of the gun next to the plasma blaster for a scale comparison? I'm wondering how much weight you'll need behind the support point to make it balance.
    Here ya go.

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

    I hate to be a voice of dissent, but that looks a bit too big.. Maybe by 10-15%. The scale might look different on the titan itself, but to me at least, the scale is wonky.

    Edit: Though to be fair, the elevation of the blaster could also be a photographic effect more than anything.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical View Post
    I hate to be a voice of dissent, but that looks a bit too big.. Maybe by 10-15%. The scale might look different on the titan itself, but to me at least, the scale is wonky.

    Edit: Though to be fair, the elevation of the blaster could also be a photographic effect more than anything.
    We'll see

    Thanks for the reply.

    Below is an image of the plasma blaster in place. This is before I added another four inches to the upper leg.


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

    Not much time to post this week.

    Some major work and modifications were accomplished.

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


    Now for the big shield
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Very epic. I don't know if you read any of the 40k books, but Mortis, one of the more recent Siege of Terra books is realllly epic and goes into more depth about the characters that pilot the God-Machines, and some sweet action. I would absolutely recommend a read to get inspiration for the project. (You should also make this a Fire Wasps titan!)

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

    I looked up Fire Wasps Titan images and it's certainly worth considering. What with the yellow and black diagonal striping. But the name Firewasps seems a bit tiny for such a large vehicle.

    Anyone know which Chapter the HelsReach Titan (Invigilata) belongs?

    Just Another Energy Cannon;


    Not bloody likely.


    So after all that work I'm covering it with a sheet of Plastic


    https://i.imgur.com/9djtpnR.jpg




    But I'll make it removable for painting and displaying the interior.


    https://i.imgur.com/UEKzy6d.jpg



    I have to admit I really like this design

    https://i.imgur.com/d7EsNbR.jpg



    I believe it's an worthy complement to the Plasma Blaster without being just another energy weapon.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Impressive skills The_Blackadder.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Adder you are really giving it a chunky feel, looks good.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Cowl,

    One of the interesting features of this weapon is the cowl.

    I began with just a curved piece of 0.020 inch ( 0,5 mm) styrene and reinforced the underside to lock into place on the rotating breach.

    I then began to reinforce the underlayment seen here with 0.080 inch (2,0 mm) stringers.

    See image below:

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


    This is the fun part because I had to figure out how to build this without gluing it to the underlying structure; sort of in mid-air.

    I need to have this removable so I can paint the thing. Plus I'd like to pop off the cowl to show the underlying work.

    The cowl had to be modified from the original because of the greater diameter of the gun barrels and the greater length.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    I'm not crying, you're crying. This is beautiful.

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

    Project For a Rainy Day

    It's been quite a while since I began this particular weapon; November 14, 2021 to be precise.

    Actually it's quite an involved construction and three months isn't that long.

    Last evening I put the finishing touches on the inner framework and am ready to apply the secondary stringers.

    The hard part is that I want to be able to remove this cowling occasionally so it has to be rigid enough to maintain its shape when standing alone:

    https://i.imgur.com/4vpC3Qb.jpg


    And in place on the barrel assembly:

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


    The front quarter view reveals the modifications necessary to accommodate the larger caliber barrels:

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


    Next the mount arm adaptor.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    A Cure for a Rainy Day.

    For the first time I've set the main weapons side by side in their relative mount positions on the model and I have to say I'm pleased with the result.

    Both weapons still need a lot of detail work but as far as size and balance they seem to be compatible; neither overpowering nor outsized for the Titan itself.

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


    Someone voiced concern that the Gatling Blaster would be out of place and was too big for the model but I believe the scale is proper.

    It does not have the sleekness of the Plasma Cannon but when paired up with the Quake Cannon (to be addressed at a later date) I think it will serve as a proper addition to the arsenal.


    https://i.imgur.com/ixQpY8q.jpg


    I figured I'll take an image before I cover the barrel cowl with sheet styrene but the more I look at it the more I think it a crime to cover all that detail.

    I can't decide....

    Opinions would be greatly welcomed.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Agreed I think it looks cool as is. It must be gratifying to see such an awesome build coming together.

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

    do feel like cowling makes the Gatling Cannon too big compared to the Plasma... kind of makes the model look off balance

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

    Thar's GOLD in Them Thar Recyclables:

    I haven't calculated but I'd be willing to bet I'm close to a thousand+ dollars invested in materials on this project.

    So anything I can do to defray costs is a bonus.

    This past winter with its wind storms the local Exxon and Starbuck which are both within a mile of my residence had their advert signage blown away onto my property.

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


    https://i.imgur.com/RM810Vf.jpg



    It fell on me to remove the refuse and as luck would have it the signs were made of 0.020 inch (0.5 millimeter) high grade polystyrene in almost 2/3 of a square yard sheets (~half a square meter.).

    Normally a sheet of this size would run me about $12-15 bucks at the local wholesale plastic distributer.

    https://i.imgur.com/xE0nWGn.jpg


    I rescued about a couple of $100 dollars worth in a few minutes. Enough to reskin the Emperor Titan if I were so inclined.

    https://i.imgur.com/4BLLGVQ.jpg


    Keep an eye out for such windfalls if you're into scratch building projects
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The Magazine and Loader Assembly:

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


    I had to do a lot of redesigning to make the rear stock assembly work with the chosen hanger arm joint.

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


    The rear assembly will be hollow and filled with sand bags to counterbalance the forward weight.

    I'm going to increase the mount arm robustness because while substantial enough to hold the weapons weight it looks too small compared to the weapon's overall size.

    I toyed with the inspiration to have the ammo belt come out of the main body of the hull removing the necessity of making an ammo drum.

    We'll see how that shakes out after I complete mounting the current arm assembly.
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