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Blackadders WIP Warlord Titan

Malochai

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#76
Well at least your obsessive compulsive dementia is producing something that's pretty much freaking awesome!
 

Sanai

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The cockpit has a Princeps and 4 Moderatii, with a Tech Priest in an alcove in the back of the cockpit. An enginseer dwells down in the belly of the titan tending to the machinery down there. There are also multiple servitors (each arm weapon has a servitor gunner, and the shoulder weapons likely have servitors aswell. Servitors are also used to load some of the weapons)
Then there would be servo skulls aswell :tongue:
 
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#79
If I remember Titanicus correctly A Warlord has a Princeps, 1 Moderatii, 1 Helmsman, 1 Sensorium and a Techpriest in the cockpit.
Then, as Sanai says, there are various servitors as well.
 
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Sanai said:
The cockpit has a Princeps and 4 Moderatii, with a Tech Priest in an alcove in the back of the cockpit. An enginseer dwells down in the belly of the titan tending to the machinery down there. There are also multiple servitors (each arm weapon has a servitor gunner, and the shoulder weapons likely have servitors aswell. Servitors are also used to load some of the weapons)
Then there would be servo skulls as well
Interesting, believe it or not I threw together a front view of the compartments earlier this morning right after I posted my reply just so I could get a feel for how the various areas might be arranged.

Surprisingly it all fits very well with your discription.

My dementia is serving me well.

It strikes me that this model is insufficiently complex.

http://i.imgur.com/eJxy0.jpg
View attachment ai.imgur.com_eJxy0l.jpg

Naturally the cockpit will be forward of the bridge (i.e. The above mentioned alcove.) and is not represented in this diagram.

Thanks for all the replies and information.
 

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An alternative to removable armor panels could be to have battle damage? Large holes from explosions showing some interior details. Not everywhere of course, that would make one wonder why it's still standing, but in some places it could look cool I think.
 

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The Titanicus reference is incongruous with various other sources that say 4 Moderati- as the 4 Moderati thing is repeated in various sources (alot of them newer than titanicus) it is generally accepted as the correct number.

How could Sanai know all this...could he himself be of the Adeptus Machanicus...
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Cthulhu said:
An alternative to removable armor panels could be to have battle damage? Large holes from explosions showing some interior details. Not everywhere of course, that would make one wonder why it's still standing, but in some places it could look cool I think.
I'm toying with the idea of stacking the decks like a child's stacking toy about the center pivot post:



This should afford ease in viewing the internal detail.

There are so many interlocking armour plates that alignment should be relatively easy to maintain plus there is the added bonus of modular construction which should facilitate modification and repair not to mention adding lighting at a later date as opposed to wiring it as I build.
 
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#84
That is an awfully large number sanai.
I would work it out if I could be bothered, which I can't.

Don't you think it's classed as spamming though?
 

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Its an adeptus mechanicum quote :tongue:

I'm toying with the idea of stacking the decks like a child's stacking toy about the center pivot post:
But anyways..... wouldn't stacking them like that cause problems of its own? It would all have to lock together pretty well- thought I can see no real alternative.


Also, how far are you going to take the interior detail? You really going to detail every deck?
 
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I just finished reinforcing the top and bottom of the block with 3mm scrap plastic which will give plenty of strength to this all important area as small as it is it must take all the weight and movement from the above structure and also the legs.

Theres a 10 inch 3/8 ths diameter inch bolt threaded through 'Tee' nuts top and bottom and the for to aft hip gimbals are mounted with 10-32 screws through 'Tee' nuts as well. There is a 7/16 dia. inch tube inside of a 1/2 dia. inch tube as a compression spacer that the pivot rod runs through and the whole is strong enough to stand on if you don't weigh 18 stone.

Now that I've taken the pictures I can seal the gimbals in under their cap plates and the pelvis will be completed.

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


http://i.imgur.com/Gl1GE.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/JZ9tO.jpg
 

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I didn't understand any of that. I don't want him to think I'm stupid though[size=medium]

*nods*Yes Blackadder, I agree.
 

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I think Blackadder is far beyond the rest of us when it comes to design. Maybe he should get a job at forge world.

edit: heres the translation of that binary for ya'all....
Strike the first rune upon the engine's casing employing the chosen wrench. Its tip should be anointed with the oil of engineering using the proper incantation when the auspices are correct. Strike the second rune upon the engine's casing employing the arc-tip of the power-driver. If the second rune is not good, a third rune may be struck in like manner to the first. This is done according to the true ritual laid down by Scotti the Enginseer. A libation should be offered. If this sequence is properly observed the engines may be brought to full activation by depressing the large panel marked "ON".

Blackadder, have you given any thought to a name for this Titan, what legion it hails from, its history, what to write on its devotional banners/etc?
 
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Sanai said:
I think Blackadder is far beyond the rest of us when it comes to design. Maybe he should get a job at forge world.
Yeah while I am still waiting for a job offer from FW (That'll happen more likely a cease and desist order in the registered mail.)


Blackadder, have you given any thought to a name for this Titan, what legion it hails from, its history, what to write on its devotional banners/etc?
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I'm open to suggestions but no collaboration acknowledgements will be in the offing.

Okay let's recap for the week to establish where we stand. The pelvic block is basically done and the legs are basically done except for the detail.

Now the cross 'Tees' are temporarily in place to establish the width of the hips and allow for the splaying of the legs ala the 'classic Reaver pose'.



I figure I should get this in before the weekend as I will be working on the 'hip articulation' whilst everyone is off having a life for the next few days.

I can see already that my greatest fear has been allayed and the pelvic block is not too big and that I actually have to increase the width of the hip joints once the hip gimbals are installed.

For that I shall have to employ a couple of PVC fittings to house the spheres and fill them with resin so they will take a thread much in the manner of the Lucie hip joints but this much larger model gives me the luxury of two articulation points instead of one that the limited space in Lucie provided.

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


http://i.imgur.com/GXt6s.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/kj875.jpg
 
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Now we will further address the manufacture of the pelvis/hip attachment.

I found some ideal PVC 1 inch pipe nipple to PVC tubing adapters that fill the bill for the hip joint ideally. There is even an internal shoulder ridge after the threaded portion is cut off to act as the race flange for the gimbal sphere to be retained by.

The remaining sleeve is drilled, tapped, and countersunk to receive the 1/4 inch axle screws............ (I apologize for the American Standard measures but there isn't the diversity in metric hardware available on this side of the pond for me to render this in metric components.

There may very well be metric items that equal or exceed the materials used but they are not available to me .).............

As I was saying, using only 1/2 the hip sphere it leaves ample room for the epoxy plug in the end of the sleeve to be threaded and hold the leg attachment screw.

I hope to achieve this later today.

http://i.imgur.com/noiY9.jpg



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


Note the degree of flexibility that can be achieved with this setup. Stops will have to be added to cut down on this amount.
 

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#92
Sorry if this has been asked/told already, but will the legs be movable? If so this titan is even more complex than I thought! Maybe motorize it as well :tongue:
 
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No motors (styrene is not strong enough to be mechanized) but all the foot, leg, body, and armament joints will be movable/posable.
 

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I've been watching this develop from the beginnig and I don't understand half of what you descbribe, but your attention to small detail and skill in execution and design are spectacular.

I'm a bit of a niggard when it comes to giving people rep boosts, but this certainly deserves it. I think it's a privilege to be able to see how something this massive comes together. :thumbsup:
 
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Thank you,

Time for the weekly recap along with a pic in pic comparison with the DS model.

I have to admit waiting for the resin to dry consumed a lot of the production time but I worked my butt off to get to this stage and it's a testament to the durability of this thing that nothing snapped as I slapped the components together.

Now I know the legs look a bit thin but if you look at the comparison shot and mentally remove the armour and spurious hydraulics there is a reasonable case for verisimilitude.

The images are self-explanatory when taken in conjunction with the recent WIP posts but I can explain any area that anyone might be unclear about.

http://i.imgur.com/CQ1BA.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/uQF8B.jpg

This is a very bad pose but it does demonstrate the flexibility of the design.

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

A pose reminiscent of the classic Reaver stance.

http://i.imgur.com/I8lZN.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Mkwk0.jpg

A pic-in-pic comparison with the DS model.

http://i.imgur.com/pUzzc.jpg
 

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Amazing..... breathtaking..... astounding.... when do we get to see the dakka?
 

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Okay that is so cool, you have a fully pose able set of legs!

Oh and just one more thing

WHAT THE HELL DOES VERISIMILITUDE MEAN!
 
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