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Incarnating the God-Machine - ETL IV Vow Complete!


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All I have to say is, thank the Omnissiah for OtterBox cases...

 

I hit my May milestone a week early - both arms are now finished!  I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend tinkering with smaller items, so now is a good time for an update:

 

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Here is the first WIP shot of the Belicosa-pattern volcano cannon. Metalwork is approximately 40% complete.

 

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Here is the finished Belicosa-pattern volcano cannon. This was a bit more of a pain to paint than the macro-gatling blaster, but now the complicated parts are done - onto to the legs!

 

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You can more easily make out the warning decals on the inside of the arm. I added guitar wire to the underside to give it a bit more detail.

 

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The business end of the volcano cannon. As this is a more surgical weapon than the macro-gatling blaster (by Titan standards) it has a complicated array of gunsights and laser targeters.

 

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I'm continuing to add detail to the head and torso while painting other parts. The piping between them is a green bendable straw. The vents on the side of the head are from the FW Zone Mortalis base brass etch set, and mimic the vents on the FW Warlord Titan.

 

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The mounts for the side turrets have been added. I fixed a 1" fender washer inside the mount with epoxy. This was a lot easier than worrying about alignment and polarity with magnet pairs within the turret assembly.

 

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True to the Epic model, there is an access hatch on the back of the Titan's left shoulder. I added a small banner and a cage around the ladder made from a plastic hair curler - one of the many tricks I picked up from Sean Patten.  This adds to the "industrial machinery" feel of the Lucius-pattern, compared to the "gothic architecture" feel of the Mars-pattern.

 

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I've also added the Titan's name in 5/16" styrene letters to either side of the front shoulder trim, reminiscent of Dan Abnett's Imperius Dictatio.

 

I'm waiting for one more set of bits before the right leg and groin are ready to paint.  In the meantime, I'm going to spend the next week working on the kill pennants and side turrets.  I also have more bits on the way for the head and shoulders.  Stay tuned!


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

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The fact that you're spending so much time on the details really shows your love for this project!  The hair curler is a brilliant move, and the finished Volcano Cannon is absolutely awesome looking.  I can't believe you used actual metal for this thing!  It must weigh a ton.  laugh.png


Seems like these models will never end!

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Oh god no, I'm using alcohol-based metallic paints for the "metalwork". I have to separate the alcohol-based painting and water-based acrylic painting into separate steps (separate days, even) because the metallic paint will actually rust if exposed to water before it fully sets. It's an added complication, but the alcohol-based paint requires far fewer coats for full coverage and yields an unparalleled effect.

The Titan itself is MDF and resin around a core of PVC piping. Much, much lighter than metal but still tipping the scales at about 50 lbs.

Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

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I like the little details you're adding to it. Btw, what holds the parts together? Screws, bolts, just glue? Just curious.
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“Imperial counter-strike massacred on Isstvan Five. Vulkan and Corax missing. Ferrus Manus dead. Night Lords, Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion and Word Bearers are with Horus Lupercal”

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The structural members appear to be held together by a combination of screws, bolts and epoxy.  It's very solid - the fatal crack in the leg wasn't the joint, but the resin leg itself.

 

For the bits that I'm adding, I use either cyanoacrylate/superglue or E6000 adhesive.  I like the bond with E6000 better, as it's less brittle and stands up to abuse much better.  It also tends to be a bit gooey so I only use it for large parts, where the joints are typically hidden from view.

 

For the smaller details, like the lettering and rivets, I use superglue.  They're less likely to snag or snap, so the brittle bond doesn't matter.  The joints are much cleaner. However, it sets much quicker so it's less forgiving.

 

As for assembly, the torso and head are a single piece that connect to the groin by way of a PVC pipe joint at the waist.  The arms are bolted together through the arm shields - the retaining nuts form the round vents you can see on the interior surface of the completed pictures above.  Here is a YouTube video from EnGen that demonstrates assembly (~2:40) and goes over some of the highlights of its construction.


Edited by CommodusXIII, 22 May 2015 - 07:24 PM.

Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

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Oh, what a day!  What a lovely day!

 

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We've come a long way, yet at the same time not much has changed.


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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All five books. That's... pretty ballsy. And expensive. :P


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Nice mad max reference...I assume it was, and also lovely plog

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Wow, that was quick. Did you get yours at WW?

I'm still waiting for mine on the other side of the pond....
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“Imperial counter-strike massacred on Isstvan Five. Vulkan and Corax missing. Ferrus Manus dead. Night Lords, Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion and Word Bearers are with Horus Lupercal”

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No, I'm on your side of the pond.  I jumped on an eBay auction over the weekend and snuck it out at a decent price.  I picked up the other four because I'm planning on starting a pre-Isstvan Death Guard army once I'm through with this project, and I'm a sucker for good books - these are very good books.  I think that I'll need a bit of a break from the Mechanicus for a while.


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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It's a lot of material to wade through - just try not to get an awesome-overload. ;)


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No, I'm on your side of the pond.  I jumped on an eBay auction over the weekend and snuck it out at a decent price.  I picked up the other four because I'm planning on starting a pre-Isstvan Death Guard army once I'm through with this project, and I'm a sucker for good books - these are very good books.  I think that I'll need a bit of a break from the Mechanicus for a while.


Lol nice! I'd give that eBay seller full stars on delivery time.

Maybe one day I can come visit your Warlord and see it with my own eyes - the Omnissiah willing....
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“Imperial counter-strike massacred on Isstvan Five. Vulkan and Corax missing. Ferrus Manus dead. Night Lords, Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion and Word Bearers are with Horus Lupercal”

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Nice mad max reference AND love the 100% more pew pew!


Deus ex Machina!

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I didn't get as much done this week as I had hoped, due to a holiday and a heavier-than-normal workload.  Here's what I have to show:

 

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Here are the finished moderati kill pennants, shown connected to the arm shields. The left is Moderati Jachen on the macro-gatling cannon and the right is Moderati Baoz on the volcano cannon. The latter is much more likely to result in engine kills, and thus has a higher kill count.

 

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The right leg and groin are now ready for painting. The last bits I had to find were brass jewelry cogs to accent the hip and knee joints.

 

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I found a set of resin engine exhaust pipes that could easily double for warhorns. Now I just have to figure out where to mount them...

 

Over the weekend I'm going to start painting the side turrets and a few other miscellaneous detail bits.  Next week I'll begin painting the right leg and groin.  My goal is to have everything painted below the waist by the end of June.  biggrin.png


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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So pretty
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“Imperial counter-strike massacred on Isstvan Five. Vulkan and Corax missing. Ferrus Manus dead. Night Lords, Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion and Word Bearers are with Horus Lupercal”

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I would go for between the grill...so that when they go off its like the God machine is shouting haha

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I would go for between the grill...so that when they go off its like the God machine is shouting haha

 

That's what I was originally aiming for, but posted several different options to see what everyone thinks.  I'm on the fence about it and want to hear your feedback before I commit.  I have 4 sets of pipes/horns, but I didn't want to go completely overboard - though the idea of a titanic walking pipe organ has a certain allure.  smile.png


Edited by CommodusXIII, 29 May 2015 - 02:21 PM.

Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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Work has begun on the fight leg and groin:

 

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The right leg and groin after priming and the first coat of metal. A second coat of metal will follow, after which I'll start the gold accenting. The armor plates on the groin, thigh and shin will be last.

 

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The right leg after the first pass of gold detail-work. I'm working on the leg itself first, as it's the largest bit of brush-painting.

 

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The hazard stripes on the shin and toes has been finished. This is the most time-consuming and frustrating step.

 

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The panels are complete. Minor detailing and clean-up remain, followed by washing.


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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lovely work, i'd opt for the bottom left set-up on the war horns...

Leg looks great especially with the hazard stripes(as a rule hazard stripes add 10% extra coolness no matter what)

 

MOAR!!! please..

 

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That leg must be pretty heavy to hold up with the hip piece hanging off it!  Great to see more progress.  happy.png


Seems like these models will never end!

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The leg itself is solid, a combination of MDF and resin.  The hip is hollow, based around PVC pipe fittings with resin and MDF details on top.  The foot covers a lot of surface area, so it's surprisingly stable!  It's definitely a workout to paint, though, as I often have to hold it up with one hand to reach all of the crevices.  Fortunately, the areas I can't get to with the brush will never be seen anyway.

 

I talked to EnGen this morning and the left leg has been repaired.  I should have pictures later today, and hopefully it will be back home before I finish the right.  I learned a lot with this first leg, so the second should be a bit faster.


Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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A glorious day indeed!

 

Here is the left leg after the Great Collapse:

 

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And here is the same leg after the ministrations of EnGen Studios:

 

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The repaired joint is still faintly visible, but it will look great as a true battle scar:

 

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Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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Every Holy Artefact of the Omnissiah has its own character.  The Great Collapse is but a footnote in the history of this venerable war machine!

 

Rhetoric aside, great to see you got the left leg back in one piece.  Can't wait to see the whole thing assembled!  biggrin.png


Seems like these models will never end!

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Btw, which Legio does that Imperius Dictatio'ish green belong to?
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It's a bit odd. The color scheme that I use - green with yellow/black stripes - was very common for GW's show models back in EPIC. However, there's no Legio officially associated with it.

The closest is Legio Astraman, which has the same green but with blue/white stripes.  Imperius Dictatio itself was most likely from Legio Invicta, as the ghost of Erwin Hecate shows up in Titanicus. Invictus' colors are red with yellow/black stripes.


Edited by CommodusXIII, 11 June 2015 - 02:25 PM.

Personally, I think they are coming. Like a massive electrified thousand ton ball of barbed wire with hundreds of trapped and frustrated gamers embedded in it, rolling down a hill. "That, Bilbo Baggins, is the sound of inevitability."

 

Do not suffer your zeal for the Chapter to lead you into argument with others.
 
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