Alright, finally starting to get somewhere now.
All the major structural pieces are done and its starting to come up with its basic for...
The Brjota Tivar is to the more orthodox followers of the machine god a blasphemy of the highest order. It was originally a massive Utgaror Class Battle-Construct used solely by the Thrilliart Taghmata and was knocked out during the battle for Tegular Hive, where it was recovered from the battlefield before the escape of the Thrilliart Taghmata during the Omega-Celia conflict. The hulk remained in the bulk lander for months all but forgotten.
During the loyalist retreat from Omicron-38a a Nemesis Titan, The Antaganistico of the Legio Solaris was brought low before it could be recovered by its awaiting recovery lander. Varrak-Tar Majoris, with backing of the Arch Hopfen-zärtlic of Omicron-38a requisitioned it’s Quake Cannon under the premise of mounting it on the Magna-Distillery as a point defence weapon. It was of course promptly shipped back up to Thrilliart’s Bulk Lander where Varrak-Tar begun work on his newest weapon.
Due to the Treaty of Enthrallment signed, under threat of eradication, by all fiefdoms and forge-fanes on Incaldion, no Titan-Killing weapons were allowed to exists or be used by any magos or Taghmata, outside of those within the Legio Fureans.
This, Varrak-Tar knew is what allowed the Legio Fureans to exact such heavy tithes from the population of Incaldion without fear of rebellion lest the god-machines were sent in to annihilate any contentious Forge-Fanes. Although always looking for a way to overthrow the yoke of the Legio, no opportunities had yet shown itself to Varrak-Tar until now.
While salvaging and entire titan would be almost impossible to hide from the Legio Fureans and if found out would be tantamount to a declaration of war which would no doubt result in Thrilliart’s immediate liquidation. But by taking only the armament of a god-machine, and reclassifying it, if found out would only invoke censure from the ruling caste of Incaldion.
Over many weeks, Varrak-Tar, Inna-Sin and a host of their most loyal magi worked on marrying up the hulk of the Utgaror Battle-Construct and the salvaged Quake Cannon. It required an extensive reworking of the Constructs chassis to facilitate the weight and recoil of the weapon.
All other main armaments where stripped out to make room for heavy-duty ballistic cogitators, a larger genetorium, retrofitted void shields and a significantly larger proportion of installed slave-servitors. A baffled fire observation point was installed on the forward weapons deck for direct-fire supervision.
The final piece was the installation of its primary Cybernetica-Cortex. Given the size and complexity of this construct its cortex was created from a network of brains, both human and xenos alike, to form a gestalt consciousness which was then stirred into life through blood rites gleaned in secret from the Legio Fureans barbaric tech-shamans. The motive force that imbued the new construct was something which had only been glimpsed at in the Jotunn Automata. A machine spirit that was as much binaric code, as it was raw emotion. Not entirely unlike a God-Machines spirit but also something much more otherworldly, bellicose and unclean.
As the construct stirred to life within the confines of the bulk landers workshop levels, it strained against gargantuan chains, slaved targeting servitors acquired targets and from somewhere both within it and from the ether itself it screamed….
Varrak-Tar looked upon his greatest creation and in ancient Incaldian script he inscribed upon its writhing armour “Brjota Tivar”, the Violator of Gods.
So fluff piece out of the way, this is arriving at what the end result will look like (lots of small detailing to do but you'll now get the drift!
Suprisingly the shrunken warlord plate fits most of the major lines of the model and the slight recess in it toward the back gives a nice little notch to allow that 3rd leg to move around quite freely while not blocking the main middle leg.
The cheeky little front view shows what most enemies should be seeing hopefully (gun is a little tilted as its mounting plates aren't in there yet. You can also see a 3d printed green bit down the bottm, its made from a rejigged stl of a Vulturax chassis. This will have some mechadendrils coming out of it, with maybe some insectoid legs near it, to act as a bit of a head and to hopefully tie it into the other 2 larger automata.
Finally a little close up shot of the observation blister. Still needs a heap of detailing on the inside (panels, monitors, cogicators and what not). The dude calling the shots still needs a fair whack of work, but you can see what I'm going for. There is a fair chance I'll have another servitor or so on the little walking area around the front of it.
Anyway, still cracking along, if adult life doesn't dick-punch me too hard this week I'm hoping to have most of the detailing down by the weekend!