I’ve made a lot more progress on the titan recently. You can really see it starting to take shape. The perfectionist in me is still a bit sad that it will never look quite as good as the Forge World one. Still, when it’s done it will not look like a shabby thrown together stick figure. On to the pictures…
After building the lower section in Part 1, I needed to start thinking about how to make the torso more dynamic. If I stuck with the instructions I would not be able to take it apart for travel and it would not be mobile. The Forge World titan has more of a round waist with some cog type edges. A visit to Lowes found all kinds of PVC pipes with similar edges as well as bolt type edges.
Since the upper body has large empty pieces, it was more important to give it stability. So again foam was used on the inside to keep everything sturdy and able to take a beating.
Joints were made for the weapons using slip on PVC pipes. It allows for the weapons to be replaces and removed when destroyed.
To try it out I started to make the first weapon, the Vulcan Mega Bolter. It slips in very easily and can even rotate without falling out. I’ll put that aside for a while and come back to the weapons later.
After the body structure was done, I started on the head. I wanted to do some unique stuff. I also wanted the top to come off and also be removable. Here’s a picture of the chaos symbol.
I had just finished reading Dark Adeptus and was pleasantly surprised that it was all about a possessed STC that built titans. The Chaos titans that were made were all possessed and contain some sort of brain where the cockpits should be. So I decided a skull inside of the brainy gooey mess would work good.
You may notice the wires sticking out the top. I’ve been working on some electronics to give the model some oomph.
With the head done, I also started adding end caps to the leg joints as well as other bits that will be vents, trace lines for plating, and green stuffing the gaps. It’s starting to look really good now.