Welcome Readers and Titan Builders, here is the latest installment of the titan build. I wanted the shoulders to be extra strong hold and I know a lot of weight will be pulling down on these parts. Needless to say, Forge World have done a great job of having a great design with a small triangle shoulder design where the Shoulder Mounts meet the top side of the Shoulder itself, so thereby making it a strong design to prevent sagging.
I started off the shoulders with roughing up the flat plates with the Dremel, this will maximise the surface area for the super strong JB Weld to glue - btw, now finished off my 3rd tube, so you'll need at least 4 x 25ml tubes for the whole titan!
Once JB Weld was applied, I clamped into place, ensuring I went slowly and one side at a time. I left this 24hrs to harden completely - again, slow and steady.
Once dried, I drilled holes and pinned the shoulder in three places, top into the pipe assemply on top of the shoulder, drilled from inside, and two pins in the bottom. Assemble the second Shoulder and repeat the pinning process.
These pins will be covered when the two arm pistons are in place. Saves having to green stuff over them later! I leave the pins to dry overnight also.
While the Torso and Shoulders dried, I got on with more construction. The Carapace Weapon Mounts were first glued and clamped on the Shoulder Mounts before assembly to the Torso. Not forgetting the clever re-inforcement the shoulder mount gets from the small looped pipe piece underneath, thus giving a neat cruciform join at the Torso Sideplate.
Thanks for reading this far, and next up, Titan progress with the arms themselves. Cheers, Siph.