Last night I got the shin armour cut, though all in whole pieces, which I will try to heat bend. I make the effort for these pieces mainly because they will be one of the very few pieces that are made from 0.08" plasticard, which is the thicker size. Throughout the rest of this week I intend to finish cutting and assembling the leg pieces, as well as designing and cutting extra armour and other pieces for the feet and legs that were not part of the template. The WIP guide/thread I have studied, which is the source of my template, does this to his titan, which I find fully necessary. The feet without any extra bits look so plain and just...incomplete/weak. I will let you all know what measurements these pieces are and will put pictures up of them once I decide how I want to proceed for them.
I also hope this week to manage to get down to home depot to pick up my PVC, plaster, and whatever other bits I think may be useful for the titan, or for terrain/other projects of mine.
I am intending on adding some defensive weaponry to my titan, perhaps around the knees, or up at the hips/groin. I think what is most practical for this is adding the vehicle missile launchers, and perhaps also some heavy bolters/storm bolters/maybe flamers or heavy flamers lower on the body for self defense. I do have a couple of sponson/hull mounted heavy bolter bits that would work great for this, maybe even coming out of the shin armour or knee joints, but I'm remiss to use these as I may want to use them for a scratch built pred/pred conversion I may do from scratch soon. These bits, however, can be added later in its construction. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated.
I have been giving some thought as to how I will wish to use my titan in battle. My current army style is primarily a firepower base (predator, whirlwind, landspeeder typhoon, terminators) and an aggressive element that drop pods or quickly attacks to take down my opponents major attacking units and mobility (dropped sternguard with melta/flamer bomb+libby, dread with MM+HF, vindicator). Given that the titan will be such a points investment, and a huge portion of my damage output, I can't just toss him away, and have to expect heavy attacks on it. Given this, I intend to use it as the core of my fire support, deploying it in a corner of the board as possible and surrounding its base with my two tactical squads, and my non-aggressive vehicles so that my opponent cannot deep strike or move into CC with the titan with super units like fire dragons, melta sternguard, etc. My aggressive units will target opposing war machines (just one baneblade that hasnt even been completely constructed in the year+ he's owned it), and other major threats.
I do hope in time after this titan is completed to design some campaigns and scenarios around it, so I may toy around with this during the building project.