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    Cities of Death Bitz:

    When I first started this project I stated I would be relying heavily of Prefab Bitz so as to make this model more accessible to would-be modelers. I fully expected readers to be able to make their own Emperor Titans following my examples. Certainly there are no big secrets revealed in this construction

    The problem I see in most Emperor Titans that employ bitz is a lack of imagination. You cannot use the pieces directly out of the box. Witness below.....

    http://i.imgur.com/h72NPQJ.jpg


    The flying buttresses as they come out of the box have little application to speak of in this area of the Titan but with a bit of judicious cutting and filing they find purpose.

    http://i.imgur.com/dbpQ3LL.jpg


    Likewise the area below the 'head' calls for a processional egress onto the balcony/podium/pulpit.

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


    Of course this is all subject to interpretation, You might have reservations about a huge vulnerable door in the front of the chest, I do myself but nothing is etched in stone and I may change my mind in the future but something is better than nothing so I'm going for it at this moment.

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    A Week Vacation:

    Doldrums, I could not think. I knew what I wanted to do but the process eluded me.

    This morning I came up with a solution but it was my original thoughts, I just needed to hunker down and do it.

    http://i.imgur.com/JunT8km.jpg


    so first I needed the rear housings,pretty straight forward just a rectangle with a 45° chamfer.

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


    I need to make the housings removable so the interior detail can be added later.

    http://i.imgur.com/240UkLw.jpg


    The model will have a wrap around balcony below the head so doors on either side for access to the weapons observation deck is needed.

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


    All this is subject to change as the model evolves

    http://i.imgur.com/G5vSgr2.jpg


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    Hopelessly Outclassed

    I'm Afraid my Warlord will be hopelessly outclassed by this new addition to my Titan Stable which I project to be half again taller than the Warlord. About 40 inches tall or one Meter if you are into an inhumane system of measurment.


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


    My new Workshop arrangement is better able to display my creations as I build which makes for a more inspiring atmosphere.

    Spur me along as it were.

    http://i.imgur.com/OVDi3BC.jpg


    Sitting at the computer having these two staring down at me is a bit disconcerting. Almost accusatory in their gaze seeming to say, Get busy and finish this up.

    http://i.imgur.com/Eqn6RlT.jpg


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    The Razors Edge:

    I'm trying to walk the tightrope between the two most interesting Emperors I've yet seen taking bitz and bits from each and incorporating in my model.

    I've already departed from both in giving my 'head' a lot more play than either and it comes down to how tall this beastie will be.


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


    On either side of the head are two balconies that I feel give purpose to the garish ornamentation yet still retains the Gothic flavor. True to my word I am attempting to make the build and ornaments as easy as possible so those so inclined may follow along building their own Emperor Titan.

    http://i.imgur.com/b1cbeJV.jpg


    We'll see how successful I am with these compromises.

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    Daaaaang man. It's looking sick. Will you be putting some Skitarii on those balconies?

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    Side Galleries:

    On either side of the 'Head' there are these side galleries. I'm a bit disappointed in these but I shall probably leave them as they are because I'm tempted to put dual guns or lasers in the windows instead of my initial idea of stained glass.

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


    Once these galleries are surrounded by other detail, they'll blend in better.

    http://i.imgur.com/G0L4vLV.jpg


    Still to come on these galleries are the ball turret gun mounts and lots of skulls and stylized eagles, but for now they will remain removable to ease amenability.

    http://i.imgur.com/zh2NbZw.jpg


    The above image probably mimics the drawing best and I feel my solution to what is under the 'head' is better that the nondescript python-like cable conduits in the video I assume just put there to fill the void.

    http://i.imgur.com/RDmYM4F.jpg


    Again a couple of Space Marines for scale.


    And a high angle and side view shot to round out last evenings work.

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


    Note the serendipity of the curved corbels which allow the head to swing side to side without interference by the galleries. Purely accidental I assure you as I'm not sure that the Emperor titans have that capability.

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


    As with the Thunderhawk, once I began to personalize this construct I've begun to warm to it's intrinsic majesty and ignore the obvious impracticality of the monstrosity.

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    A Revelation:

    After butting my head against the wall for the past few days I came to the realization I've run out of ideas for the front of this beastie. I've tinkered with CoD panels and cut and pasted said panels in various positions and nothing looks right.

    http://i.imgur.com/P5AOD9w.jpg


    Fortunately I have the rear elevation to fall back on, when in the doldrums work on something else, is my motto; too bad I quite forget it all too often.

    http://i.imgur.com/1K0D9JX.jpg


    No sooner did I turn the beast around than I came up with a plan for the front but I'll save that for next week and concentrate on the back.

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