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

    The plasma effect looks good to me, for what it's worth. Paint your titans, you!! Although I can appreciate you're busy building a near 5 foot tall Imperator...

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

    I just think they look cool.

    Blood Sweat and Tears:

    It's a pain when areas you thought were complete need to be modified. But I would never be happy with the deck being too small to accommodate the structures situated on the platform.



    As you can see I had to add three dentations to each end of the deck platform.



    This has the added bonus of overhanging the main weapons arms......

    and making the overall effect more massive.



    Ya can't have an Emperor Titan too massive I always say.

    Perhaps that why I am always sitting alone at parties?
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Shazam!

    The crenellations have been increased by 6 giving a grand total of 34 across the front giving the busy look of the castle superstructure but not cramping the components as it did before.

    https://i.imgur.com/8PMWtli.jpg


    There is now room to position personnel along the battlements....

    https://i.imgur.com/u54RQWq.jpg


    The corner turrets are temporarily affixed to the deck so I can begin the side crenellations.

    https://i.imgur.com/Fbg99dx.jpg


    Eventually these bulwarks will be applied to all sides of the deck.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    the long war continues on... I was wondering about the available space up top for individual minis. Good work on opening up a little more space. No point in having all those platforms and bastions if you don't have a fun number of troops manning the space. Do her legs have enough strength were you to fully load the top levels with minis? probably irrelevant to the over all upper body weight, but would be a shame if the additive weight might make it difficult

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beppo1234 View Post
    the long war continues on... I was wondering about the available space up top for individual minis. Good work on opening up a little more space. No point in having all those platforms and bastions if you don't have a fun number of troops manning the space. Do her legs have enough strength were you to fully load the top levels with minis? probably irrelevant to the over all upper body weight, but would be a shame if the additive weight might make it difficult
    Funny you should mention tis at this particular time. I just weighed the upper works yesterday and it masses an astounding 24 pounds/10.8862 kilos. About one and a half bowling balls. That a lot of weight to be supported by plasticard.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Falling Together… Somewhat

    After major renovations to the front and side bulwarks plus adding the concave panel below the decking gives a much more finished appearance to the overall project.

    One of the criticisms I have with huge structures of this type is that the decks appear too flimsy.

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


    This concave reinforcement provides sufficient bulk to the edges of the platform.

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


    Once dried I can begin applying the crenellations to the sides and the deck battlements.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Sometimes You Bite the Bear and Get away With It

    The side crenellations have got to fit within close tolerances. I had only a few millimeters of leeway in seven inches to get these nine dentations to fit evenly without more major adjustments.

    Naturally I procrastinated attempting to build these bulwarks until today (and last evening) but low they came out better than I expected with a tolerance of micromillimeters (otherwise known as 64ths of an inch)

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


    (I dearly love the Imperial system. I can't wait until the rest of the World adopts it.)

    So here we have the crenellations in place and ready for gluing...

    https://i.imgur.com/ER0kZwG.jpg


    But before I do that I need to complete the main arm cutouts in the deck which I presume are for servicing and retracting the shoulder armament.


    https://i.imgur.com/c47iTCw.jpg


    Gaad! Did I stumble into the purpose of these cutouts or What?

    Purely by accident I assure you. Serendipity rears its ugly head once again.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The Wine Was Sour:

    So I threw it out.

    I went for broke widening the superstructure deck by about 4 inches which necessitated revamping the ends of the deck.

    After struggling with the modification ad nauseum working upside down I managed to modify the left hand side of the deck to allow for the cove moulding on the underside of the crenellations but it was beyond my patience to try to juxtapose the coordinates for the other side. ( I always wanted to use the word "juxtapose" in a sentence.


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


    Anyhow I tore the entire superstructure apart and turned the deck upside down and still it was quite difficult to break out the underside of the deck but a lot easier than working upside down.

    Here is what I had to replicate:

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


    mirroring the completed underside.

    And the entire underside for reference:

    https://i.imgur.com/HoaC76Y.jpg


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

    A Fine Madness?

    Someone stop him before he goes all the way back to the beginning!!!

    This morning I finished off installing the cooling vanes/buttresses (?) around the base of the waist.

    https://i.imgur.com/HoaC76Y.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/Xiv2bFO.jpg


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


    I've put this off long enough. I couldn't decide how the should be arranged around the forward corners but these seem to work okay.

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


    I cast a troubled glance at the femur/thigh component and thought what the hey; while I've got the thing completely disassembled I might as well lengthen the upper legs as well. I've put it off long enough.

    With my trusty razor saw and a couple of hacks I severed the knee joint; "In a thrice the deed was done!" Ha,Ha! Hee Hee!

    https://i.imgur.com/Oqmqf6E.jpg


    I decided to increase the thigh length by a bit over 7 CM (2.6 inches) shown here compared to the other leg (still to be done)

    Once reassembled we'll if that is sufficient.
    Last edited by The_Blackadder; 04-07-2021 at 22:25.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    The love and care in this project are as insane as it's results. Amazing work of pure dedication.
    my general project thread

    [2020] painted: 3

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

    One of my biggest complaints about the Forge World Warlord is I thought the legs were too short. I even resolved were I ever to purchase one I would lengthen the legs.

    https://i.imgur.com/o3XkR4q.jpg





    With a lot of effort I managed to increase the length of the legs by about 7,0 centimeters (2.75 inches). It required a lot more work than I had bargained for. If I had to do it over again I probably wouldn't have done it.



    (whom I kidding; I'm not obsessive compulsive for the fun of it.)



    Anyway here's a couple of views of the stretch job...



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





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





    and I also got the legs to work so they can be posed as seen below.



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

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

    Your dedication to this project is amazing T_BA- really incredible work.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Adder your mad, but as a fellow perfectionist I understand. Oh cut down on the kool aid as well.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Eureka!

    First time together with the complete top hamper, the basic edifices that is.

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


    Also the first time with the new leg extensions and the full weight if the basic model brought to bear on the legs.

    https://i.imgur.com/PUe9D72.jpg


    The model is extremely top heavy and while precariously stable walking around the model would topple it I'm sure; so for the time being I propped it up against the back of a chair.

    https://i.imgur.com/7M5NaSJ.jpg


    I need to add stabilizers to the interior of the greave housings.

    https://i.imgur.com/9t6DdfX.


    (Note the 51 inches (1.2954 meter) on the six foot scale... a far cry from my initial projection of a tad over a meter.)

    The top view and the foreground level camera angle shot brings home the majesty of this monster.

    https://i.imgur.com/mT6H9Ky.jpg



    The two figures added for scale are virtually lost in the immensity of the construction.

    https://i.imgur.com/JB3LsYx.jpg


    Optimistically I am going to start detailing the basic components and getting the main weapons mounted on the shoulders.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Seems to me like the upper legs are really precariously skinny. When they were all one complete construction I would think they have a fair amount of rigid strength, however now that you've cut and joined the surfaces, I'd be really apprehensive about their strength. You had pointed out at some point that although the model is poseable, the main concern is that it can be "locked into" a pose. Still though, I wonder if you could provide some additional support along the sides, or even, Shudder, rebuild both the upper legs...

    Additionally, what's the plan to correct for the angles of the legs. Given that you cut away two bits and spaced them apart, the angles are no longer flush, are you just going to create a new strip to reform the teardrop shaped thigh?

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

    Will the additional amour that will added to the legs give them the strength you need?
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical View Post
    Seems to me like the upper legs are really precariously skinny. When they were all one complete construction I would think they have a fair amount of rigid strength, however now that you've cut and joined the surfaces, I'd be really apprehensive about their strength. You had pointed out at some point that although the model is poseable, the main concern is that it can be "locked into" a pose. Still though, I wonder if you could provide some additional support along the sides, or even, Shudder, rebuild both the upper legs...

    Additionally, what's the plan to correct for the angles of the legs. Given that you cut away two bits and spaced them apart, the angles are no longer flush, are you just going to create a new strip to reform the teardrop shaped thigh?
    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jacka View Post
    Will the additional amour that will added to the legs give them the strength you need?
    This is my fourth Titan and I am fully aware of how to build the legs (so says the guy who made the upper legs too short. )

    but seriously the legs are sufficiently strong to hold up the upper works.

    Whatever I add to them will just be window dressing.

    I am in the process of designing leg armour coverings that will be pleasing to the eye as well as appearing mechanically functional.

    Thanks for the concern and the replies.
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    Re: Blackadder's Attempt To Build a Lucius Patten Imperator Titan 'Invictus'

    Forth Titan, you bragger Adder. LOL! No being critical mate just curious.
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