Blackadder's Wip Warlord Titan

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Blackadder's Wip Warlord Titan

The_Blackadder
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10 Mar 2012, 17:09 #1

Okay so here's the deal, I photo-shopped the image and made a static front view that prints out a model exactly 24 inches tall (On my printer using my editor's print graph I hasten to add). I'm satisfied that this is viable height for a Warlord towering almost 2.5 times the height of a Warhound.

Now that I have the overall height I'll remove the armour and draw in the structural detail.

BTW that's 24 inches to the lower margin of the image because we mustn't forget the foot pads.



I calculate the center disk of the foot to be about 3.625 inches in diameter.
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The_Blackadder
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10 Mar 2012, 18:20 #2

I'm trying a different approach and actually planning my work before hand. That in mind I am not the neatest mechanical drawer but it is as true to scale as I need for gov'ment work.


These images should print out 1:1 on 8.5 X 11 paper



This is the size I can up with for a 24 inch Warlord titan. The entire foot will cover a Baneblade tank front tread to exhaust stacks and sponson to sponson which I believe is quite awesome enough considering a Baneblade is as large as my entire house i.e. 30 X 40 feet



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10 Mar 2012, 18:35 #3

Well it's good that you're planing it out properly.

I remember your last attempt, the one with the very short legs :rolleyes:

Looking good so far:

The height seems right (little shorter than mine, but I originally planed for 24").

The feet seem about right (mine were 24cm x 30cm and look a little too big).

All in all, I wish you luck.

I hope it turns out as good as your Warhound.

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The_Blackadder
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11 Mar 2012, 07:39 #4

Two feet tall seems just about right as the Reaver is 5.5 inches taller than the Warhound i.e. a third again taller so the Warlord is approximately 8 inches taller than the Reaver likewise a third again taller. Still towering but not too overwhelmingly so on a battleboard. By that logic it would make an Emperor Titan 36 inches tall. so if a Warhound is fifty feet tall the Reaver is 75 to 80 feet tall, the Warlord 120 feet tall and the Emperor is 180 feet tall.

Of course basing the relative heights on increases of a 1/3 is purely subjective as there is no hard and fast rule to follow and I have found this rational nowhere in print but based on an aesthetic appeal. the above relative sizes make sense at least to me.

So whats an Imperator Titan?
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The_Blackadder
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11 Mar 2012, 07:41 #5

Here comes the weekend and I'll be playing to an empty room. I did manage to cut out most of the basic components of both feet and hope to have them glued together this weekend. I used 2.0 mm for the tread base and the rest is 1.0 mm styrene. This beastie is going to consume a lot of plastic but the fabrication will be a lot easier as all the material will be the same so no problem with glue compatibility which is a big plus.

I'll just add this on:

The octagons are the center of the foot pads and are 2.0 mm thick and about 5.0 x 4.5 inches the larger boxes to the right are the front and back toes and the smaller boxes at the extreme left are the side toes. Both sets of these toes will be movable with hinges. The truncated toe pieces to the far right may or mayn't be movable as I haven't planned that far as yet but the disc will tilt side to side and the top surface will house a semicircular gear shape which will allow the entire foot to tilt forward and aft. This should afford a full range of motion to the feet. The semicircle will have a countersunk screw for the axis and a pal nut on the other side to provide the tension to maintain the various poses.


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


http://i.imgur.com/F538F.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/EcG2q.jpg

Ambitious? yes;

Possible? most probably,

Crazy? almost certainly.

Ah but if it works Priceless!
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11 Mar 2012, 16:08 #6

Still looking good,

You don't need to justify your choice of scale to me ^_^

If it ends up a bit big, then you chose to make it look Impressive.

If it ends up a bit small, then you chose to avoid GW's 'scale creep'

The important thing is the proportions

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The_Blackadder
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11 Mar 2012, 17:58 #7

I finished all the basic toes and suspended my printout above the feet and Damn me it looks right. The Greaves still have the side frames armour to be added and once the body is bulked up I think you would want a good solid base to stand on.


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


http://i.imgur.com/V3VcU.jpg
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13 Mar 2012, 21:23 #8

I know I'm gonna reap a lot of flack for ignoring the T'hawk but I'm on a roll with this project and will ride it for all it's worth.

This new enthusiasm is refreshing as working on the T'hawk was becoming tedious but already I'm looking at it with fresh ideas

The toes of Chrysagon coming along nicely an if I have to make the body a few inches taller so be it.


http://i.imgur.com/6o0pk.jpg


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


http://i.imgur.com/0mXpP.jpg
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13 Mar 2012, 21:52 #9

Lookin good so far. Have you decided on how your going to pose him? and more importantly which Legion shall he belong to...

Now if only I get get my wife to convert our spare room to a man's cave, I'd have to ask you for your measurements so I could build one myself!.

Looking forward to the next update.
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The_Blackadder
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14 Mar 2012, 21:51 #10

Since I am essentially copying someone else's work I have to put a little of my self into the project. As I may have mentioned elsewhere this model will be pose-able the same as Lucie. So any pose within reason should be possible.

As for what Legion, it's too early to decide.
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15 Mar 2012, 00:02 #11

So can we get copies of your plans please????
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The_Blackadder
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17 Mar 2012, 13:40 #12

I have no plans just what I have drawn or modified with my photo editor. I'll post whatever drawings I make.

I don't even have the Epic Warlord to measure that Dave Smith had but I do have something he didn't, I have images of his completed Warlord HA!


http://i.imgur.com/BktwN.jpg
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18 Mar 2012, 00:12 #13

I haven't a clue how much this thing will weigh but I intend to use steel hardware for the joints and reinforced box beam legs. The joints will lock in position with torx screws to disguise the screw head so it won't be flexible like Lucie

Todays effort:


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


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

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18 Mar 2012, 19:15 #14

Plodding along as is my wont I successfully attached the step pyramid style ends of the toes this morning which for the life of me serve no earthly purpose other than aesthetic appeal. (If you like toes.... Jabba )

Mine differ from DS's in that they are slightly wider but the overall design is the same.

Accompanying the feet are some figures to convey scale donated by my son.

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


http://i.imgur.com/r5yJw.jpg
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20 Mar 2012, 21:27 #15

A bit further along on the disc mount mechanism placed but not glued are the rough cylinder trunnion mount blocks which are in essence pairs of pillow block bearings. Not glued because I don't know how much distance I need for the cylinder travel and still allow the disc plate a full range of tilt. mebbe I should do a drawing.

http://i.imgur.com/DZPp9.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/YJ5Zb.jpg


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