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Mandalorian Armor => Alternative Era Armor => Crusader/Neo Crusader Armor => Topic started by: Kris Jasra on Jan 21, 2016, 09:18 PM

Title: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jan 21, 2016, 09:18 PM
I was thinking I might try for a beastmaster type of look. I don't think I've quite got the hang of it so far...

Rough concept:
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Concept%202_zpszaqzch12.jpg)

Flightsuit legs started:
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Flightsuit%201_zpsby8ho9ce.jpg)

Adding some form of fastening:
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Flightsuit%202_zps84ykbijb.jpg)

Adding belt loops:
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Flightsuit%203_zpsrbzc58ds.jpg)

...I may need to work on my wrangling procedure with the mini-nexu's.

Rough concept (once I'd rescued it from underneath a grumpy little nexu who I disturbed from sleep to recover my paper):
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Concept%201_zpsmyvevhg9.jpg)

Next up tomorrow as I have a day off work - attaching fur to things. That'll be fun. Fur = toy. Right?
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Seltas Atin on Jan 22, 2016, 07:12 AM
Your little nexus are way too cute. Thank you very much for that huge smile they gave me while scrolling down your topic.
I've always been impressed by crusader armors, your concept looks quite impressive as well, and I can't wait to see more of it as I'm already digging the fur.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jan 23, 2016, 01:32 PM
Your little nexus are way too cute. Thank you very much for that huge smile they gave me while scrolling down your topic.
I've always been impressed by crusader armors, your concept looks quite impressive as well, and I can't wait to see more of it as I'm already digging the fur.

They only appear angelic, I assure you ;) That was my hope though, can never go wrong with cats. Some of the photos may be spot the mini-nexu, but they will be there :P


So. I got my supplies set up. I got the fur out...
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%201_zpsqazb6zqs.jpg)

I had to apologise for shifting him. He was sulking.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%202_zps7bh1gwzb.jpg)

And took a bit of time away from the kama to get a rough start on the bitegaunts.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Bitegaunt_zps4akfc7bq.jpg)

Still a fair bit to do on the kama, only the leather is actually attached, the fur was just cut to size and kind of hanging in there. Then lower leg wraps to do, and I may need to take the leg in a little, it's a bit baggier than expected at the knee.
I'll get them sorted then look at soft parts for top. Armour is waiting a while for warmer weather, metalwork and 'glass & bondo work are not so nice in this temperature.

Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Jan 23, 2016, 06:34 PM
Looking great as usual Kris  8)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jan 25, 2016, 01:17 PM
Not much of an update today. Percy wanted cuddles. Rabbit fur (centre) and goat skin (hiding on the right) are now firmly attached and stoat (blending in on the left) is at least in situ.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%203_zpspgj21mbz.jpg)

Simon thoroughly approved of his feather toy. Until the silly human servant added beads and a bit of antler and then it wasn't as fun. Wood and horn don't chew so well.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%204_zpsnan09zns.jpg)

Just loosely tied together some beading so I don't lose parts, will be adding it to some proper leather braiding. Probably a good thing it's not done yet as the feathers are very well chewed. And licked. And clawed. And well... dead. Definitely dead. I bought a pack of 100 for a reason. Yes Simon, I am thinking of you, menace.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Feb 04, 2016, 07:45 PM
Not much done, being scheduled for shifts for 7 days in a row at work plus two dentist appointments does not make for a productive time. I did however pick up a few bits while I was waiting for my dental appointment.

Grabbed some material to make into a sash. Tried to pin it together just to get a rough feel for how it would look when sewn and was told in no uncertain terms that it was no longer mine.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%205_zpsupnejyd7.jpg)

Wrestled for my sash and managed to get that, a new belt (well, old charity shop find) and soft parts of the shin armour on while he sulked. Also dug an old pouch out that fits the Early Crusader aesthetic.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%201_zpsixyjqfmm.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%202_zpsf9q1pdsq.jpg)

Unfortunately the sulking didn't last for long enough and my kama is a tempting target.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Kama%206_zpsxvutwdl1.jpg)

Good news - feels like I'm getting somewhere with this despite work. Also found an old pair of hiking boots that'll do as a good base for my foot armour and the fur covers the top nicely so that's one less thing to have to buy.
Bad news - definitely need to unpick the flightuit legs from just behind the knees and take some excess material out.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Straka Zulu on Feb 04, 2016, 10:43 PM
Ah, the joys of pet "ownership"...  This gave me a much needed laugh!  ;D

Not brave enough to go Crusader myself, but this is looking amazing so far!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Feb 10, 2016, 01:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TnzrKHf.png)
Agh, ah, so many cats... (I can't really talk  :P ) looks awesome!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Feb 10, 2016, 02:56 PM
Loving what you've done so far, and the cats are just adorable :)  Also, I really like how you've styled the pauldron in your concept, looks pretty neat!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Feb 10, 2016, 05:21 PM
Thanks vode. Kol - that picture is awesome :P

So, I got my shoes out and Minstrel helpfully reminded me that the laces were a no go.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%201_zps04gkhpfq.jpg)

After a bit of work, Min kept the laces out of the way as I worked... I have the base layer over the shoes. Still have to get the actual armour on them but it was raining and I didn't feel like banishing myself to the garage to cut metal.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%202_zps5szf3wo8.jpg)

Hopefully get a bit more done tomorrow... *praying for dry weather*
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Feb 22, 2016, 03:09 PM
Well, the 'tomorrow' mentioned above turned into a lovely winter storm with lots of wind and rain and that then turned into a week of feeling sorry for myself. Still not feeling up to doing too much, but I did get something done so I'm no longer berating myself for losing a week of kit making time.

Management and Junior Management were keeping an eye on me too and didn't seem to disapprove so the collar pauldron thing must be looking somewhat right even in it's half finished (tape ftw) state.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%201_zpsinhuqwle.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Draceline on Feb 24, 2016, 05:40 PM
Your mini-nexus appear to be much more helpful than my little grey sand panther/Zygerrian/sarlacc hybrid. He just lays there, sleeping on the job (literally), then yells at me when he wakes up because he wants me and him to be in a different room.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Feb 24, 2016, 08:35 PM
Your mini-nexus appear to be much more helpful than my little grey sand panther/Zygerrian/sarlacc hybrid. He just lays there, sleeping on the job (literally), then yells at me when he wakes up because he wants me and him to be in a different room.

Well, the definition of helpful depends on your point of view. The sandy coloured nexu (henceforth referred to as The Supervisor) gives good moral support and watches to make sure nothing is going wrong. The dark tabby (henceforth referred to as The Junior/Assistant Manager) watches what I am doing and the attempts to take it apart. The black and white (henceforth referred to as The Manager) occasionally saunters in, offers ineffectual help and then disappears again.

So, with The Assistant Managers help, one pauldron thing is as complete as it can go without the flightsuit and neckseal being completed.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%203_zpsppn0vpcf.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Feb 24, 2016, 08:36 PM
Very nice as ever  8)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 02, 2016, 10:52 AM
Management requested a cod loin before dinner. So I dutifully went outside and cut the parts (aluminium with the bottom one steel to provide some weight so it drapes right), sanded them off and brought them in for inspection.
Junior Management looked disgusted. Apparently Management had wanted some fish for the first course of dinner...
So I'll get back to rolling the outer edges and shaping them just a touch once I finish fishing I guess.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/codloin%201_zps18zax15n.jpg)

While I was out there I also started work on armouring my shoes. Got one cut and gave it a quick shaping, since it seems to fit I'll get the other side cut and shape them up properly. Junior Management is a little confused about the lack of laces to chew on. He thinks this CRL rule is terrible - he wants his laces back!
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%204_zpsbsov0bt4.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%203_zpsjawf6x17.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%205_zpsgktwtjz7.jpg)

That's all for now due to a dark cloud deciding that we really did want more water dropping on us and the wind started to pick up and I didn't fancy chasing my templates around the garden.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Mar 02, 2016, 02:01 PM
On a side note, only ONE picture this whole WIP has had no cats in it..oh my. Good looking work though!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 02, 2016, 02:20 PM
On a side note, only ONE picture this whole WIP has had no cats in it..oh my. Good looking work though!

Thank you. I aim to keep it at just the one! Figured if I was going to make a thread to give people a chuckle, I would go all out :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Mar 02, 2016, 07:04 PM
You know...I can always photoshop a cat into that one picture...
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 02, 2016, 07:15 PM
lol. Tempting, but no, I had to fight for that paper. Anything vaguely square and flat is considered a good bed and good beds are not to be left without at least a little clinging on and mrrrowing hopefully that this time the human doesn't reeeeally want this thing they put down 10 seconds ago.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 07, 2016, 02:13 PM
Junior Management had far too much energy and was being a lovely photographic blur (can nexu get high from lacquer... he did go and give my plates a good sniff, silly boy).
Aforementioned plates are complete: damaged, weathered and attached to the leather backing. I now clatter when I move - knew there was something I'd forgotten - was meaning to get some little foam sticky things, the sort you put on doors to stop them damaging a wall.
Also got the little black fur pouch and trophy braid on the left attached. And not pictured but my second shoe now has armour cut out. Yay.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/codloin%202_zpsfvgddguz.jpg)

Next: shape, weather and attach the boot armour.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 10, 2016, 04:31 PM
Quick, have a sneaky look at the first boot, sanded, shaped and weathered, just the attaching to go. (And do you know how hard it is to take a picture when there's a pygmy nexu hanging off the wrist strap on the camera?!)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%206_zpszhltosiy.jpg)

Knees are also well underway - fibreglass/resin and filler. They've got a primer and black layer on so far. They appear to have passed their first inspection though.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Knees%201_zps035t3fom.jpg)
The Junior Manager was impressed by the size of box that came for just one can of paint (top coat for the knees). The Manager has been enjoying using the now emptied box to lounge around and watch the ongoing work.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Knees%202_zpsitoi0a00.jpg)

Next: Get the other boot to the same stage and paint the knees.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Draceline on Mar 10, 2016, 06:06 PM
Boxes make good nexu traps, don't they? They are very useful when trying to keep them away from trouble.

Mine decided I was outside for too long yesterday and started telling me off when I came back in.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 11, 2016, 12:18 PM
Mine decided I was outside for too long yesterday and started telling me off when I came back in.

Oh yeah. Totally been there.
On a similar note. Look at the disgust at my invasion of his windowsill to find some light to get a good close up pic of the weathering on the boot plates.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%207_zpsobk5q35c.jpg)
(Waving the laces however appease all my nexu)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%208_zpsk629wxrf.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%209_zpsiuorsons.jpg)

The Supervisor requested that I check the bottom of the fur is covering all traces of the laces and I decided to do a full kit up because I could. The ankle area was apparently satisfactory. Although he did point out that parcel tape was not an acceptable material to hold up the knees.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%203_zpsesfmomds.jpg)
He also decided that once up in my arms (I really did want a pic where the shoes were visible and he wasn't shifting) instead of going for a forward dismount he would instead scale down the back of the human servant...
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%204_zpslzgui5j0.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%205_zpsptj38c6u.jpg)

Next: continue working on other shoe.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 27, 2016, 04:45 PM
Finished The Managers back armour but she decided she wasn't going to use it for seagull protection so I'll be adding it to the back of my shoes as heel armour. (Thanks Kitala for the spikes)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoes%2010_zpsayhs1oan.jpg)


Edit:
Teaser of the upcoming chest armour. The Assistant Manager tried to cover it but I got the picture while it was only slightly out of place. Really doesn't look like a 34DD from this angle does it? :P Chest plate is fibreglass and resin then a rondo coat so far, the ab plates are 1.2mm aluminium.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%201_zpsqwzvy8we.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Maldemar on Mar 29, 2016, 01:47 PM
Hmm, battlecat, must resist urge to construct actual cat-armour :P

Also chest armour looking really good, looking forward to seeing it complete with all the boney weathering and all that jazz, but yeah glad the random metal boobekin helped you out there :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Mar 30, 2016, 10:45 AM
I'm sorry, the cats crawling all over you is just flat-out hilarious!  :laugh:
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 30, 2016, 12:00 PM
Hmm, battlecat, must resist urge to construct actual cat-armour

glad the random metal boobekin helped you out there

No Mal. NO. You will not armour our Nexu! We will all die.

And yeah, the metal mannequin worked brilliantly as a base shape for fibreglassing on so the card keeps it's 'me' shape. Also useful as a wipe clean work board for planning armour placement.

The Manager is pleased with the progress using the aforementioned technique. 2 outside chest plates are 'glass and resined and the bondo is in varying states of smooth.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%202_zpsfysm4r9g.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Apr 02, 2016, 05:57 PM
Bit more work on the two outer breast plates over the past couple of days. Management team thinks it's fine, note the lack of protest given. I'm not entirely convinced about the mark I bone effect, although it does look better during daylight than through the fluorescent filter on the camera. Still, opinions?
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%203_zpsvi0i26lg.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%204_zpsfvwivitj.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Apr 02, 2016, 06:14 PM
I think you've done a great job of recreating weathered/aged bone, I'd be tempted to add some chips and cracks once happy with the finish. Makes me very excited about the finished kit :)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Apr 05, 2016, 04:35 PM
I'd be tempted to add some chips and cracks once happy with the finish.

Most of those two plates are actually underneath the leather pauldron thing so I left them fairly pristine, but the shoulders and gaunts will definitely be more beaten up.


So, the Supervisor here is looking very handsome as he shows off what my housemate can do in about two or three hours. Thanks Maldemar, I suppose I'll have to forgive you for attempting to break my finger ;):P Pretty much all the shaping done to the base, so just planishing, smoothing, and then all the details to go...
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%201_zpsqzc80xfq.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Maldemar on Apr 05, 2016, 06:31 PM
So, the Supervisor here is looking very handsome as he shows off what my housemate can do in about two or three hours. Thanks Maldemar, I suppose I'll have to forgive you for attempting to break my finger ;):P

Could probably add it's a mask, fairly successfully head-sized one at that.
Honestly think it's a fair trade, though we probably shouldn't repeat it the next time you want a helmet, you've only got so many fingers :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Apr 12, 2016, 03:48 PM
Could probably add it's a mask, fairly successfully head-sized one at that.

You could add that, but then where is the mystery? The suspense?

Talking of mysteries, I go out to work leaving a mask with various marks on saying cut here, trim this, roll this edge and boom... I come home and it's all planished and trimmed and shiny. The Manager approves too. Or at least, she didn't appear to disapprove. Same thing right?

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%202_zpsoewmmm8j.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%203_zpsjtbm0vpw.jpg)

And copper cutting spree for the back and front torso plates, unfortunately the Supervisor got distracted from his inspection by dinner. Just got to get them all attached to the harness and weathered and then make the plate for the centre of the chest now.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%205_zpsox47ous5.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Apr 12, 2016, 07:16 PM
Really need to comment here as there is loads of progress that I'm missing
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Apr 16, 2016, 04:53 PM
The Assistant Manager insisted that I pass along a message. "I'm cute and cuddly and warm and furry and who would want to look at or work on the cold metal thing beside me? Admit it human servants, you all just want to pet me, love me and give me lots and lots of scritches."

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%204_zpstyibodjp.jpg)

Time to cut the visor and change out the blutack for rivets...
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: TheRushingRhino on Apr 16, 2016, 06:36 PM
Great job so far!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 02, 2016, 11:48 AM
The Supervisor thinks this wasn't worth disturbing his sunbathing for. But I'm quite happy with the progress, all the copper in shot is rivetted down, and the side padding and elastic is in place.
Just the top padding and elastic, the top section of copper, smoothing out the visor and trimming the bottom section, putting in the visor, weathering it all, making and adding the cowl and adding the connection at the bottom for the hoses yet to do...
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%205_zpsv0jvh4ac.jpg)

The Supervisor did however appreciate the long distance scritching pole so I may be forgiven. More of a test of how it will look at the moment as I need to take the leather off and wrap it neatly instead of just throwing it on. And the spear blade is only just beginning production.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Spear%201_zpsqor1olwz.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: TheRushingRhino on May 02, 2016, 07:29 PM
Keep up the picks!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 04, 2016, 12:14 PM
Junior Management has had a grand time today stealing all my leather thonging as I tried to put these together. All I can say is thank goodness the final article will be using rivets. Strung together mainly to look at how big the upper back section will need to be. Probably looking at a solid armour grade leather panel with some form of bone attached but I'm not 100% decided yet.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%206_zpsptnxnurl.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 06, 2016, 07:10 PM
Got it all out to work on today - The Supervisor promptly relocated to the leather that was meant to go on the back.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%207_zpskudnkcdi.jpg)

We wrestled. I won. Lined it all up. The Supervisor let me know it was off-centred and he would helpfully put it in place for me...
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%208_zpsjfdncpxw.jpg)

Also got the ab plates on the front in place. So you can have a really rough picture of how it is meant to look.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%209_zpsyrkwkckt.jpg)

And the Manager brought me some more fur for my kama. I have since specified that the trophy should not still be alive when presented.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Trophy_zpsau7wkenx.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Maldemar on May 06, 2016, 09:27 PM
Still struggling trophies are somewhat problematic to mount i imagine :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Draceline on May 07, 2016, 01:56 AM
This is why bounties need to specify "dead or alive." And nexu need to learn how to read bounties.....
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 10, 2016, 02:27 PM
The Supervisor was coaxed out of his underbed lair for long enough to take a look at the gauntlet. He says I need more sanding on the sides and the spikes need more bondo. I did try to tell him that I was planning to but the Great Sky God saw me working and decided my project needed more water.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Gaunt%201_zpsuqwqhb7d.jpg)

And since I have a tendency to forget where I'm up to I made myself an inflate-a-mando so that I can see how it's coming along.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%206_zps09hlc4ne.jpg)

Still a lot to do but I think my main bits are now:

Flightsuit arms and neckseal.
Mask finishing plus cowl and hoses adding.
Make shoulders and central chest plates
Finish both gauntlets.
Make shin armour.
Weather everything that's not yet looking well used.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kyri on May 10, 2016, 03:53 PM
I need to be following this, love a fellow Beast Hunter  ;D

What are you making the gaunts out of? Really liking them.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 11, 2016, 12:25 PM
Left gaunt is hardened leather, right gaunt is a slightly more flexible leather with foamex and bondo sculpting for the bone.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: TheRushingRhino on May 13, 2016, 05:33 PM
Guess who's back.. Keep up the hard work!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 17, 2016, 09:16 AM
The full team was giving me disapproving looks. Apparently being in work for six days straight does not mean I can stop kit working. So I got in a bit of sanding and bondoing when I could (23:00 is bondo time right?), added the physical damage and got the base white coat on. Just the bone effect and mounting to do now.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Gaunt%202_zpsfu0l6tl2.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Gaunt%203_zpsxv1zz7h7.jpg)

Any opinions on the damage welcomed before I go any further with the painting. Finding examples of scratches in bone is rather difficult when the only image results tend to be cartoon style tattoo designs...
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Naran Baatar on May 17, 2016, 10:30 AM
The shape of the gauntlet and the general bone structure is really nice.
 
However the damage looks super clean. Bone chips, cracks, and shatters when damaged. Right now the damage doesn't look very organic. I think you need to rough up the damage a bit so it doesn't look so clean.

I think adding little cracks that break off from the main cuts would help to give the damage a more organic feel.  Maybe add crushing and chipping effect to what you already have.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb420/Ghosthammer64/jamesfort_apv_jr3081f_002_cropped_zpsc5xd5xhz.jpg) (http://s1204.photobucket.com/user/Ghosthammer64/media/jamesfort_apv_jr3081f_002_cropped_zpsc5xd5xhz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 17, 2016, 12:02 PM
That image is brilliant, exactly what I was searching for. Thank you.
Lost count of how many different keywords I used, was starting to think google had added a cartoon search function :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: TheRushingRhino on May 23, 2016, 12:06 AM
Gfeat work so far!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on May 23, 2016, 05:09 PM
Added a bit more chipping and it fits what I was going for a lot better. (Polished bone with damage rather than extra aged bone, scratches look a lot more natural now than they did before). Will be weathering the leather more, except for the strap that runs over the claw mark, leaving that completely clean as if it's a new strap because to put the claw mark through it would pretty much sever it. And still needs fastenings once the flightsuit/gloves are sorted but until then it's a good chew toy.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Gaunt%204_zpsjtf8zugt.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Gaunt%205_zpsnxwqnrdd.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 01, 2016, 01:49 PM
Looking really good vod. I'm slowly falling in love with the EC armor. really thinking of making one. love it that you can use so much fur in it :) can you become a beastmaster EC brigade member?
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 01, 2016, 06:05 PM
I would hope so as my build plan actually fits beastmaster without me having to change anything to fit.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 02, 2016, 12:26 AM
I would hope so as my build plan actually fits beastmaster without me having to change anything to fit.

yea I checked it. its possible ^^
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 02, 2016, 07:10 PM
yea I checked it. its possible ^^

My post was a confirmation that it is possible. Apparently that didn't come across too well, sorry. :P


Quite a bit pf progress here and there but only one worth a photo. Had to convince the Supervisor to come look with promises of a good game of catch the random bit of leather thonging that was originally holding a bit of my kit together...

Temp visor to test how it's looking. Got to get the hose set in place before I cut the bottom section out as they'll be what is keeping the structure once that last bit's gone.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Mask%205_zps9qpwutku.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Jun 02, 2016, 07:41 PM
Just......sweet  8)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kyri on Jun 03, 2016, 04:07 AM
Loving it! Showing off your metalwork again huh?  :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 03, 2016, 12:33 PM
o haha (A) a well we now understand each other :D

the bucket looks great vod :D
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 03, 2016, 04:37 PM
The little Nexu unfortunately don't get on with duct tape and I value my plates too much, so... no nexu. I know, you'll all just have to imagine them.

Got a fair bit done over the past two days with the help of Maldemar Layari and Tracyn Jasra. Even if the help was at times to point imperiously at the sewing machine until I went. I truly do despise sewing :P

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%207_zpsv3tv2wsg.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%208_zpsl3p59hbn.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%209_zpsnc5o0j9j.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Full%2010_zps4haschqu.jpg)

Major things still on the list:
Make the central front chest plate and attach them all down as the bone sections were just duct taped.
Shoulders.
Hoses from mask, properly set in a visor and cut out the last bit from the front.
Finish the cowl so it's all hemmed and attached so no skin is showing.
Backpack for hoses to go into.
Knees are just awaiting mounting.
Finish the left bite gaunt.
Fix the sash and join the two halves of the flightsuit.

Tons of other little fixes and trophy like things to add too but that's all minor stuff.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: seugtai on Jun 03, 2016, 09:17 PM
Looking really nice Kris. I've been holding off on commenting till I saw you start to put stuff on. At first I was thinking it was heading too much into viking territory, but I don't see that at all now. Really looking forward to seeing this completed. 8)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 04, 2016, 02:03 PM
it looks good on you vod!


Looking really nice Kris. I've been holding off on commenting till I saw you start to put stuff on. At first I was thinking it was heading too much into viking territory, but I don't see that at all now. Really looking forward to seeing this completed. 8)

to much viking? when is it to much viking :D really want to know because planning on making early crusader. and was thinking of adding allot of bones plus fur (A)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 04, 2016, 05:11 PM
Depends which view of víkingr one uses I suppose. As a medieval reenactor I wouldn't use anything from a EC kit bar my horn and furs for a víkingr. But if I wanted a film style Viking I could probably use quite a bit from my EC. Main thing to remember is to use the reference images. Most of my EC is built from them, I've just picked bits that I liked from each image and tried to ensure that I have enough of the bits from the most well known images and sources for the larger parts, such as the shoulders which will be the large rounded spiky bone which is on a few different ECs
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 07, 2016, 01:24 PM
Got started on my shoulders on Sunday, not too bad progress for having also spent 10 hours in work if I do say so myself.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%201_zpssmhooaqy.jpg)

And continued today. Left one is just down to (more) sanding and spot filling. Right one still needs work on the spikes but at least they're all in place. I also need to do a paint run as I'm out of my base white for the bone effect.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%202_zpszji4p6x7.jpg)

Also got the hose attached to the mask and cut the last bit of visor out.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Naran Baatar on Jun 07, 2016, 03:40 PM
Those turned out really nicely, the depth of the bone effect is spot on.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 07, 2016, 03:46 PM
those look really cool vod. keep it up. sinds I'm planning on a EC kit myself. and you are from the approval team is it okay to pm you some questions about the kit :) if you are to busy just let me know ^^
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 07, 2016, 04:26 PM
Naran: Thank you

Choruk: My pm box is always open for questions.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Mojo Khuriso on Jun 07, 2016, 08:26 PM
I'm really enjoying this build vod!!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 15, 2016, 07:41 PM
I'm really enjoying this build vod!!

Thank you.

The Manager approves of the shoulders so unless any one else has any objections/observations they just need a bit of damage and then acrylic bonewashing.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%204_zpst8yhovwz.jpg)

And for your amusement I present the stage before the above. The Manager was totally unconcerned about becoming a spiky caturtle.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%203_zpsoi9vwp8q.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 16, 2016, 12:30 AM
Well if the manager says they are good. than they are good  8) hoe are you planning to attach them to your body ^^ 
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 16, 2016, 09:04 AM
And for your amusement I present the stage before the above. The Manager was totally unconcerned about becoming a spiky caturtle.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%203_zpsoi9vwp8q.jpg)

Brilliant build, awesome managers you have  :laugh:
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 16, 2016, 02:48 PM
how are you planning to attach them to your body ^^

Snaps - if the Manager lets me have them back... One does not argue with the Manager.

Painted. Hopefully looking like the shell of some creature.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%206_zpsmfsyxpbg.jpg)

The Supervisor has terrible timing. That is all.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Shoulders%205_zpsz4kavtg7.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jun 16, 2016, 05:22 PM
really nice paintjob :o and damn your manager is a bossy type :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 18, 2016, 05:23 PM
damn your manager is a bossy type :P

The Manager may be tiny, but she's nicknamed Princess for a reason. Junior Management and The Supervisor don't argue with her despite being twice her size, and us poor human servants? We just do as we're told.
The Manager is also not stupid - if no miniature nexu are conveniently napping the 'point, click and flash box' being brought out means human will play with the string or give out treats... :P #briberyalwaysworks.

Not much of a change - buckles attached to the sides, rivetted the outer breast plates into place (just have the rivet heads to repaint and weather in a coppery/bronze colour), and made a start on the central chest plate. Getting there. I think.
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Torso%2010_zpspfo4ds8e.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jun 29, 2016, 05:42 PM
Backpack is getting there. Hoses need adding in then the air canisters need leather wrap and weathering adding. Supervisor approves. (http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Backpack%201_zps377xdoty.jpg)

Also got the knees attached. So just the sash to sew, cowl to finish and shoulders to attach. Nearly done...

Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jul 01, 2016, 11:28 AM
nice looking backpack vod. is it a real backpack can you put stuff in it :)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jul 01, 2016, 05:57 PM
Okay. First full test fit. Nexu not involved due to tape presence

Still to do:
Backpack still needs hooks to be attached to the back.
Shoulders are attached by tape.
Cowl needs work.
Ends of the sash need taming
Few parts still need weathering.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Front_zpsqdi40t3e.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Right_zpsxmtpgfsu.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Left_zpsrfhhl252.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Back_zps8hvrdize.jpg)

Anything else? Good, bad, indifferent?
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Naran Baatar on Jul 01, 2016, 06:41 PM
First off the kit is coming together really nicely, looking forward to seeing it all finished up!

Other than the things you already have listed out, the only thing I noticed is that your cod plate is sitting a touch off center, looks like it needs to come about an inch or two to over. But really it is just my OCD to have the taper line up with the bottom ab plate.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jul 01, 2016, 06:45 PM
lol, yeah. didn't mention plating (or my back pouch) sitting out of place as some of it got shifted while taping :P
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Tenebris on Jul 02, 2016, 04:58 AM
I really love the shoulders....well all of it.

 (I know nothing about neo crusaders) So purely From a visual point of view I think perhaps a little more drape round the front of the cheeks, sides of face. I'd possibly take the point off the hood to nothing to follow the curve of the head.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Jul 02, 2016, 08:21 AM
I really love the shoulders....well all of it.

 (I know nothing about neo crusaders) So purely From a visual point of view I think perhaps a little more drape round the front of the cheeks, sides of face. I'd possibly take the point off the hood to nothing to follow the curve of the head.

This is an EC not a Neo, doesn't need to have the same cowl shape, though i think a bit of bulk in the cowl or maybe some kind of over hood would help make your head look a bit bigger since the mask is so form fitting but if you add an over hood-hood you might risk looking too sith acolyte.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Tenebris on Jul 02, 2016, 11:18 AM
This is an EC not a Neo, doesn't need to have the same cowl shape, though i think a bit of bulk in the cowl or maybe some kind of over hood would help make your head look a bit bigger since the mask is so form fitting but if you add an over hood-hood you might risk looking too sith acolyte.

See I know nothing.....If you did go for a over hood, perhaps doing it in green (to tie in with the accents) would be less sith? But then it might swamp the mask? otherwise you could try stayflexing the current shape to bulk it more?
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jul 02, 2016, 04:08 PM
I am planning to add a sort of ponytail type thing at some point, it's just on the backburner as something not likely to be ready before CE.

otherwise you could try stayflexing the current shape to bulk it more?

stayflexing? And the shape of which - mask or cowl?
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Tenebris on Jul 04, 2016, 01:58 PM
Stayflex is a stiffener for fabric (its like another layer of fabric you use between the fabric and lining or facing) you can get baste on, or iron on I use iron on (im lazy), its used for collars, facings, cuffs...we use it a lot in on the stand cutting as basically it holds the shape. Was just an idea to give volume without the cowl/draping shape.

I know you don't have to go for the cowl, but I think it might look quite nice...just to balance the proportions of the mask where it comes in at your chin...pony tail sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jul 09, 2016, 06:25 AM
App pics are in. Would have preferred a bit more feedback but time is running out :( All the basics are done, still got a few more additions to try and finish before Celebration.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Front_zps6i9l5suj.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Left_zpswzgcv7gp.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Right_zpsrcrps7qg.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/jarakrisafis/Costumes/Cuyan%20Fawr/Costume%20Detail/Cuyan%20Back_zps3g9amnjy.jpg)
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Draceline on Jul 11, 2016, 07:25 PM
This looks really good! I'm glad you got everything reasonably finished in time for Celebration.

I'm not a big fan of the left arm plates, but they certainly work. They just don't seem to fit the aesthetic of the rest of the kit. But maybe that's just me...

Anyway, lovely job!
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Nirob on Jul 12, 2016, 04:02 AM
Nice. You did a really good job on this costume.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Kris Jasra on Jul 12, 2016, 04:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of the left arm plates, but they certainly work. They just don't seem to fit the aesthetic of the rest of the kit. But maybe that's just me...

Not a fan of them at the moment either, but hopefully they'll look better after the cons passed and I can get the rest of the bits I had planned finished.
Title: Re: EC - Cuyan Fawr
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jul 12, 2016, 03:51 PM
nice work vod! really wished I could go the celebration. so we could meet up. and take a picture together :(