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  1. #121
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    Hanging Buttresses Update.....

    Busy work, not much to say as everything should be self-evident except the image is upside down for clarity.


    http://i.imgur.com/W6FVXjN.jpg


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    Completed Basic Buttress:

    With end piece inverted pyramids completed

    http://i.imgur.com/1yit1WN.jpg


    We are now ready to address the deck.

    The deck will be a rectangle 17 X 24 inches (43 X 61 CM)

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    The Emperor Has Entered The Third Dimension:

    With the realization that not much more could be done with a two dimensional chest I made allowances for a more robust facade.

    http://i.imgur.com/oA6FQue.jpg


    The Buttresses installed (albeit held in place with hemostats) with allowances for positioning I will be proceeding with the cutting in of the superstructure deck.

    http://i.imgur.com/LA6cK9s.jpg


    my mind's eye has main gun arms and supports engineering, command decks, and all important altars to the Ominissiah Machine God and suitable Tech Priests to carry out the requisite ritual.

    Onward and upward the superstructure is nascent in my brain.

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    The Deck, Another Milestone:

    17 inches by 24 (43 CM by 61 CM) a six dollar piece of styrene that will ultimately be covered up....

    http://i.imgur.com/0k7SyMj.jpg


    but necessary if I want to glue my superstructure to it.

    (Warning: Frontal Nudity)
    http://i.imgur.com/TTeqMjx.jpg


    It all has to be of extremely light weight.

    http://i.imgur.com/bxh3yFV.jpg



    http://i.imgur.com/pOH8B1v.jpg


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    Now It Can Be Told.

    I finally managed to isolate a decent image from the video model I've been working from. As you can see I've followed the concept rather closely but installed a few of my own and others ideas. Such as a different 'head' and raising the head off the waist plate; in this case about 4 inches (10 CM)

    I like the idea of the Imperial Eagle wing in the buttress but that may be a late add on. Right now I am working on the deck. Where the artist uses corbel to support the front edge I shall be using PVC 'cove' moulding. Enhanced with strip styrene trim; you'll get the idea once I start the process.......

    http://i.imgur.com/0XAxJDy.jpg


    Laters, I'm off to cut the second course.

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    Massive:

    One of the problems I notice about many scratchbuilds is the author does not build massive enough. Particularly floors, walls, hydraulic cylinders/pistons and in this case the DECK.

    My deck right now is 19,44 MM (A skosh over 49/64 inch) thick; about 4 feet 8 inches thick. Still seems rather thin to me but I still have to add the bulwarks which will double the thickness in appearance at least.

    http://i.imgur.com/2FT99sf.jpg


    The quarter view shows the depth of the model which suits my eye for the time being.

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


    And the side view shows I need to increase the rear overhang by about 25 scale feet. to allow for the main Cathedral/Fortification

    http://i.imgur.com/fk8jegb.jpg


    Omnissiah bless me.

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    Originally I was going to skin the bottom of the deck with 0.040inch (1,0 MM) sheet styrene but to lose all this gratis detail would be a crime. The honeycomb pattern I believe will look phenomenal especially when picked out with Ad Mech paraphernalia plus giving a ready base for Gothic substructure.

    http://i.imgur.com/MvSu8xJ.jpg


    I've used about all of the 2 foot by 4 foot panel with barely enough left for my proposed interior wall structure.

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


    A wise investment indeed.

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    Surely the mechanicum would have mitred corners??
    Not necessary, each corner has a octagon shaped pilbox so I need only cut off the excess once the glue has dried. Incidentally and thanks for reminding me I need to make these rhombus shape structures removable to prevent damage when the Titan is disassembled.







    And an interior shot of the Emperor Titan War Room



    Incidentally this is an excellent video showing an Emperor Titan in motion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z0klMZ7r8M&t=162s

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    Skitarii Not Included:

    My loyal readers must be getting tired of what looks like virtually the same images but trust me there is a lot of work that goes into the interim between sets of images.

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


    Plus this b@$tard just looks so GD cool between shots I just can't help taking photos.

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


    It makes me regret taking so long to begin working on a God Machine.

    http://i.imgur.com/INc4qXz.jpg


    Lots of people had asked but I just couldn't find the right initiative to begin the build.

    Many thanks to the various unsung internet artists that contributed to this effort knowingly and otherwise. If you see your work in this please let me know.

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    Is that waffle slab far forward for current balance on the unfinished body or do you intend to have such a deep cantilever? I'm not against it, but I do feel like that is a lot of very square space under a lid that might force you to do more to break up what the eye perceives as flat.

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    Look Ma, No Clamps!

    So finally after a week's work since I got the idea to use a defusing panel for the deck of the superstructure I'm able to demonstrate the 3D aspect of the chest area.

    https://i.imgur.com/mdqKL3z.jpg


    Utilizing the waffle design recesses the hanging structures plug right in, require no gluing and so are readily removable for transporting and storing.

    https://i.imgur.com/rTI9dZF.jpg


    I wish I could say I planned it that way but no, the idea just came to me in a fit of desperate inspiration.

    https://i.imgur.com/ToyB8cd.jpg


    Another unplanned bit of luck, the corbel's outrigger buttresses were spaced just about perfect to span the corners of the deck almost as if it were designed that way. :Whew:

    https://i.imgur.com/16u5G9V.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/VJgTk1n.jpg


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


    So with this accomplished and the front overhang somewhat justified I can begin the command compartments and design the main weapon arms this weekend.

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    The Corner Turrets:

    I've become quite adept at handling the very brittle diffuser panel material. When I first began it seemed almost impossible to cut without mishap but now I have a feel for how much stress the individual cell walls can take. Of the original eight square feet of the panel I have about two sq ft left. I am going today to buy another sheet.

    These (styrene compatible) panels, custom cut by me, to the various shapes required will figure prominently in my builds from now on as an easy way to add bulk without a lot of weight and material plus the square design makes for very accurate construction.

    Now regarding the image below; these will be the internal bracing for the turrets. The first order of business is to cut and sand them to uniform size.

    https://i.imgur.com/Q65n2z9.jpg


    Having cut out the turret frames last night, after sleeping on the problem, today I'll be adding skin to them for strength and preparing the connecting strips to flesh out the turret octagonal walls.

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


    Hopefully more images today...............

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    Corner Turrets:

    Once again I am relying on my eye to proportion these components as the drawing I am working from is too vague and in perspective to measure accurately.

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


    Note also my octogons' are sides are still not equal in width. I intend to correct this with subsequent layers of 0.030 inch styrene.

    https://i.imgur.com/fyHWAw5.jpg


    My work area and basic tools here show nothing special is needed to make these models. There are tools that facilitate the manufacture; drills and belt sanders &etc but mostly I work with hand tools in front of the computer screen while I watch/listen to the news.

    https://i.imgur.com/A3vSJjK.jpg


    Note the paint vial used as a spacer, It appears captured for the time being but only until seven sides are built. Then it will be removed. The reason for this will become apparent as the turret framework progresses.............

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    A Front Row Seat:

    At what very likely be one of my failures. When I thought this up it seemed very simple.

    https://i.imgur.com/3eVFIDy.jpg


    But the reality may be more difficult.

    I'm trying to make a simple eight sided cone with strips all in one piece converging on the apex of the cone and being symmetrical all at once.

    A worthy experiment but I'm afraid doomed to failure.....

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


    And you're here to watch Ha!

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    Well D-mn me it worked.

    and no one is more surprised that I am.

    While somewhat crude the shape and size is right and when all the embellishments are added it will be just about right. I am quite happy with the result.

    https://i.imgur.com/TmxF3BW.jpg


    One thing that will have to be done is lower the bottom edge until it is even with the under deck cove molding.

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


    Now I just have to make 3 more.

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    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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    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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    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


    https://i.imgur.com/xQJa0Jc.jpg


    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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    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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    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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