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Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

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#26
I cut the lower leg panels today, four rectangular pieces 8 inches by 3.5 inches nothing to show really but for dessert I installed some of the detail on the feet which has to be in place to check the clearance the when I bolt the lower knuckle to the foot.

I also got an idea for making the diagonal more flexible, note the right foot the diagonal toes may rotate in place to work with the front toes refer to the third image.

http://i.imgur.com/nu1GC.jpg



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



http://i.imgur.com/dAtnN.jpg
 
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#27
She's got legs, Er lower legs, Er well plastic rectangles and she knows how to move them, Er well you gotta move them for her.

Hmm sounds like my ex-wife.

Anyhow the pivots seem adequate and should easily support ten lbs each.
http://i.imgur.com/9BEx0.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/sDgm1.jpg
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#28
Patience, one must learn to savor the moment. Assembling these lower legs, as basic a structure as they are, teaches us how to build in strength with a minimum of material. I have assembled a box beam structure out of thin plastic and glue that can easily sustain for years if needs be a weight of 50 lbs or more. The ankle to leg joint likewise. There will be no need for buttresses as in the DS model (A problem he acknowledged in his sparse construction text.) except for decorative purposes plus the leg is moveable.

To quote the old carpenter's maxim, "Measure twice cut once." or the old Italian carpenter's lament, "Sunnva bitcha I cutta thisa two times and it'sa still too short!"

http://i.imgur.com/jZu28.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/jpEPm.jpg
 
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The warlord lower legs are ostensibly rectangular boxes with a lot of bitz to obscure that fact.


This image is from the sparsely documented Dave Smith article on his construction. As you can see there isn't a whole lot of complexity to the design of the lower leg.

Macro setting didn't work too well but these are just interim images There will be others later. To reinforce the ankle joint I applied arc segments for the spacer slides to ride on. This model will be of considerable mass, I figure about 7 kilo, so these shanks must be protected from torsion effects.


http://i.imgur.com/zXZ4e.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/GwNRo.jpg
 

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Ahhh, I assumed that it would have a rounded leg like the reaver titan does. But then I suppose that the warlord is much larger, so the Machanicum would care less about aesthetics:D
 
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Sorry, I neglected to post the rear view of the leg. This should clear up the confusion of how the leg is shaped. As you can see it is a basic rectangular box like structure with an enormous amount of bitz to disguise that fact. Where Dave's fantastic sculpture is fixed for eternity in a single pose I intend Emperor willing to make the structure completely pose-able to save face as my effort will be at best, a copy other than that.
 

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Yes BTW I'm told those shields are called greaves a name taken from medieval armour designation. See who says ya can't learn nuttin' from playin' war games. :D

You know after I installed those slides I had an epiphany, What if I cut cogs in the slides and used a toothed gear to actuate the semicircle, how would that be? I'll have to redesign the slides a bit but it would make perfect sense to have that as the mechanism.

Meanwhile todays run not as much as I had hoped for but I had to repair the porch.
http://i.imgur.com/iWhNql.jpg


Stepping out

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


You'll have to imagine the rest but the picture height isn't as high as the shoulder mounted lascannons. Now that tiny figure in the center foreground is a Doom Squard Sargent (I think) a figure of no small stature and is barely noticeable compared to just the lower legs of this Titan.
 

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#36
The sergeant is from the Legion of the Damned actually- The Legion of the Damned used to be the Fire Hawks chapter, but then they got lost in the warp. Now they turn up in their strange altered state, teleporting into battle to aid imperial forces when they are at their most desperate, then disappearing afterwards.


Amazed to see your progress at this, Warlords are by far my favourite titans.
 
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Sanai said:
The sergeant is from the Legion of the Damned actually- The Legion of the Damned used to be the Fire Hawks chapter, but then they got lost in the warp. Now they turn up in their strange altered state, teleporting into battle to aid imperial forces when they are at their most desperate, then disappearing afterwards.

Amazed to see your progress at this, Warlords are by far my favourite titans.
Thanks for the info.

Mine is the Lucius Wolf Warhound for some reason but the Lucius Warlord is growing on me. Not counting the Armorcast resin kit, soes anyone have a Mars Pattern Warlord titan image?
 

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#38
You are getting your warlords and warhounds mixed up.

WARHOUND SCOUT TITAN (MARS PATTERN)


WARHOUND SCOUT TITAN(LUCIUS PATTERN)


WARLORD BATTLE TITAN (MARS PATTERN)




As far as I know the standard mars pattern is the only pattern of warlord to exist- though individual forgeworlds may implement slight variations in the design. As the imperiums standard battle titan however, the warlord is pretty much standardized.
 
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#39
That's a great Warlord image do you have it larger. The reason I stated the Warlord looked like a Lucius pattern is that Mars Pattern usually isn't angular whereas all the Warlord images I have found are very angular in their carapace and armour plus in the Epic scale there is a Lucius pattern Emperor Titan that looks very much like a larger Warlord and then you have the Mars Emperor with the cathedral spires on its back.

I wasn't going to post this until I rectified the problem but then I thought, "Hey this is a good thing to demonstrate that even the Blackadder isn't infallible :) and has to go back to the drawing board now and again."

Seems I made the shanks too long by about an inch. measuring for the upper leg somehow the proportions just didn't look right so I remeasured and sure enough I managed to add an extra inch to the overall height.

So what's an inch you may say but to me it will change the look of the finished model from a hulking looming menace to a spindle shanked travesty ergo I shall be cutting the lower legs in half and removing the offending inch but not yet as I may have to do other things as well so might as well do all at once.


http://i.imgur.com/ZuPeb.jpg
 
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Okay Ladies and Germs, this is what separates the Blackadder from relatively sane individuals. To borrow a phrase from another Charlton Heston movie, "The Agony and the Ecstasy"; The wine is sour, so throw it out!

I'm not happy with the look. The legs are too thin. So I'm bringing out my second biggest Xacto blade and rending judgment on inferior work.

http://i.imgur.com/JzlII.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/BbjB1.jpg
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I'm with you Raizi xD

Awesome project Blackladder. I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished.

Keep it up :thumbsup:
 
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I spent the entire weekend revamping the lower legs making them wider and a half inch shorter. I cut down the radius of the hip and decreased the front to back measurement of the upper legs and and sheathed the whole all the while remodeling the bath which somehow takes precedence?

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


http://i.imgur.com/m78Af.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/lhla6.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/0xoyh.jpg
 

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#48
Dear sweet heavens...


..I don't even have words for this. I wish I had the tenacity to put my mind to something and come anywhere near this far along such an ambitious project. It really is quite amazing.
 

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Why have you got soo much talent for these things Blackadder D:
 
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Chaos_Born said:
How did you take those photos?
lynks said:
Why have you got soo much talent for these things Blackadder D:
I don't have talent any I just won't admit it!

Regarding how I took the photos, the ladies are quite impressed with the Blackadder's dexterity.
 
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