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    Really coming along here!

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    She's Got Legs

    Well she's gonna have legs but we have to start with a single step (Groan!)

    First the basics.... The Greaves



    I'm using a 3D image provided by joazzz2 on Deviant art for my inspiration

    One of the problems with the representation of many Imperial Titans I notice, especially those that CoD for detailing bitz, is the panels are not truncated. This causes a boxy square look that is æsthetically unpleasing.

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


    So to begin with we are going to sneak up on the correct angle incrementally.....

    https://i.imgur.com/DcZU4mk.jpg



    https://i.imgur.com/B3LNxN5.jpg


    I'm only going to do one this time in case this doesn't work out.

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    You've gotta get these grids

    If you're gonna build an Imperator.

    These are a godsend for this type of construction.

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


    Tipping the greave to match the 3D image brings home what this skeletal structure will eventually become.

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


    I just hope they are not too big or too small

    the Goldilocks conundrum.........

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


    Image taken earlier today leaves me a bit up in the air regarding proper sizing. Then I thought too small. but they've become so massive.

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    We might be talking over a meter and a third tall when finished.

    I've already played around with the greaves quite a bit combining the best features and adding modifications I deemed necessary (But nothing is etched in stone I hasten to add.)

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


    First I do not hold with the Space Marines rattling around in the greaves trying to stand on a shifting floor with every step the Titan takes plus when the model is static say on a shelf I plan to display him in the classic Emperor pose with legs slightly spread, greaves at an angle to the ground/shelf for maximum stability.

    https://i.imgur.com/e1ZsFfj.jpg


    A pose I'm sure a working Emperor would take when firing at an enemy. When you speak of Infantry I presume you mean Space Marines.... I'm not up on Titan lore but I was under the impression that they transported armoured combatants (?)

    https://i.imgur.com/VD6NAQg.jpg


    I plan to have my Marines held in place with harnesses as in the 'Drop Pod' model which would be the only way they could survive the walking jostling.



    Once the Marines prepare to disembark the Titan can assume a stance that is more conducive to discharging the personnel.

    I've always felt the main body of the Emperor titan held all the business end of the of the vehicle; Command deck, Engineering, Reactors, Machinery.

    The top hamper being reserved the worship of the Machine God Omnissiah or Deus Mechanicus the supernatural entity worshipped by the Tech-priests and other servants of the Adeptus Mechanicus as the embodiment and bestower of all knowledge and technology in the universe.

    Other than the manufacture of the deck I've done little in planning the superstructure which will be a project almost as big as what has already been done. I do have a Skitarii crew and tech priests and Belisarius Cawl to inhabit the deck once completed but all that is far off even in the planning stage.

    Right now I have the model sitting on the floor of my den. Even without legs it's two feet tall and I'm wondering what to do with it when it's done. We might be talking over a meter and a third tall when finished.

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    Mistakes Were Maid

    Fortunately the materials are relatively inexpensive and much of the material was salvageable.

    https://i.imgur.com/omRVt7P.jpg


    My perception of the bulk of the greaves was seriously flawed and until I started on the second level structure was this apparent. The corner spires were too bulky and would have necessitated cutting down the central second level structure making the flying buttresses too small as well and perhaps unworkable. The biggest flaw was my persistent insistence on using the Sanctum Imperialis beautiful double doors as a focal point of the greaves This may or may not be workable......

    https://i.imgur.com/OIYJP0m.jpg


    Anyway I'm back on track with a minimum of hand-wringing and downtime. I frequently make errors taking the time to correct them is always a priority with me because good enough is Never Good Enough.

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    The Beat Goes On:

    Before I get too far ahead I should keep you all apprised of recent developments.

    By the slow method of how I build some thoughts enter my mind as to how to make this Titan more interesting.

    https://i.imgur.com/0kRs1V0.jpg


    It came to me that the front of the greaves is too bland and to add more interest I decided to recess the assault doors.

    https://i.imgur.com/hbCx0xB.jpg


    I also began work on the top coppola, the area immediately below the knee, These greave may prove to be an interesting focal point of this titan.

    https://i.imgur.com/O5JZJCr.jpg


    While working I happened to glance a the seeming pile of rubble in the corner of my workshop. A sad array of unfinished Emperor Titan parts that bear little resemblance to what may prove to be my best effort to date.........

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    Resting On One's Laurels:

    Before I get too smug and self-satisfied I just repaired the interior of my Warlord. and I was surprised at the lengths my OCD drove me three or so years ago. As I contemplate doing an interior for my Emperor Titan I thought I'd refresh myself on my previous construction.

    Over the years the glue had lost it's grip on the aluminum impregnated wall coatings I used for much of this model inside and out and pieces were rattling around inside. I found some two decks down in the Engineering bay.

    Anyway once all put together I fired up the interior lighting (surprisingly it all functioned) and took these images so I don't have to disassemble it again until when and if I decide to upgrade the paint.

    So here's five pictures of the Command deck and Tech Priest balcony replete with Altar to the Machine God, Omnissiah.

    https://i.imgur.com/5UBXtI5.jpg


    Starting with the egress to the Command deck through the entry port.

    https://i.imgur.com/HPVuC9K.jpg


    I don't know if I've posted these or not other than in the construction phase. Most certainly not on Facebook or any of the new forums I frequent.

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


    The upper left Gallery and a view of the Altar

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


    and the right Gallery.......

    https://i.imgur.com/A8Oame4.jpg


    I've gotta straighten that railing.............

    Never mind the railing Blackadder; What about that bloody great hole in the deck?

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    Time For A Proportion Check:

    One of the hazards of working without a plan is you lead yourself down a primrose path only to find the portion you are working on does not fit with the rest of the project.

    I have to estimate the height of the finished Emperor Titan and then figure out how tall each of the components need to be to give me a proper proportion.

    I'm figuring the completed Emperor will now be a meter and a quarter tall since the lower legs fill the space between the feet and the hip. That leaves virtually no room for a thigh.

    https://i.imgur.com/KcGi4jT.jpg


    As it stands right now without the superstructure it is 33 inches (0.8382 meter) tall. and it still needs about 6 inches of thigh length minimum even if I put the knee joint directly above the topmost section of the greave.

    https://i.imgur.com/qhOstA3.jpg


    Looks like a lot of people will be getting their wish that I should make it taller. Right now I'm figuring 240 scale feet (73.152 Scale Meters). 80 feet taller than the Warlord.

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    33 Inches Tall:

    RIght now it's standing about 33 Inches Tall without feet or superstructure.

    https://i.imgur.com/x9bKa1w.jpg


    The left leg is covered with the basic skin and the proportions look about right. I'm toying with the idea of having the egress on the inner side of the greaves where it would make more sense rather than the front plus it would lend itself better to have the troops exit the greaves under the full protection of the Titan guards until they are formed up as a full company. Plus the inner toes would incorporate the descending stairs to the ground leaving the front toes uncluttered with the steps.

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    Where's Waldo:

    So after this weekend's work I have little to show for it but if you follow this thread you may be able to pick out what has been done.

    No fair cheating and referencing the previous text.


    https://i.imgur.com/2rJeRD4.jpg


    I'm still wrestling with the egress of the troops from the greaves


    https://i.imgur.com/RR657Ku.jpg


    Logic would dictate they exit the rear. I've compromised and allowed for a inner thigh exit. to have them exit to the front piecemeal may appeal to the 40K genera but not to common sense. After all we're not exiting a one shot beach landing craft.

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