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 Late Crusader W.I.P

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Late Crusader W.I.P
« on: May 22, 2016, 10:45 PM »
UPDATE:

So I heard back from the app team, this kit will have to be a late crusader kit, so I will be making a few changes mainly to the bucket to better reflect that







It took all day staring at the last picture but I was able to work up templates (which I plan on scanning and share for other folks to use) but it all paid of in the end. Here are 90% of the plates, run out of sintra before I could do the backs of the shins and the backplate, so those will have to wait until tomorrow.



Plan on getting all the plates shaped and together tomorrow, then it is just a matter of tackling the bucket.

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Choruk Kar'ta


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Re: Neo-Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 04:28 PM »
really good work vod :)

like the neo crusaders. maybe one day haha one day (A) and good job on the plates. following this with real interest. what is your plan on the bucket? scratch build or buying one? 

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Re: Neo-Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 04:51 PM »
Don't forget most Crusader plates have far more 3D shaping to them than modern plates.

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Re: Neo-Crusader W.I.P (Picture Heavy)
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 07:16 PM »
So answering questions first, going to have to scratch build the bucket as no one currently makes a neo-crusader shock trooper bucket, so that will be a fun undertaking :)

As for the plates, I have rolled the edges of all the plates inward a touch and beveled them to give them a bit more 3D shaping also going to back the chest plates so they have even more of a rise to them.

The goal is to end up with a very close copy to the last neo-crusader shock trooper reference picture in my first post, thankfully his plates are more on the flat side than some.

Anyway pictures of today's work! I got the plates all shaped, beveled, sanded and added in the 3d weathering effects.









Added another of sintra to the chest plates to give them a bit more of that 3D effect




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Re: Neo-Crusader Shock Trooper W.I.P
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 12:03 AM »
that looks nice and curvy ^^ the third picture was my favorite :D so glad to here that you're going for that one. also the same colors?
a scrats helmet is always nice. gives you that extra bond with your bucket :D

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Re: Neo-Crusader Shock Trooper W.I.P
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 01:44 AM »
Yep, same color scheme and everything.

My new flight suit should be here soon. Going to pick up the last bit of sintra I need to make the backplate and the backs of the shins made. Then it is is just closing the gauntlets and shins, mounting the chest and ab plate to one another and some fine tuning with the shaping and on to painting!

And I agree on the scratch built bucket, it is challenge I have been wanting to take on and this is the build for it.

On a side note lucked out and my wife donated this old tan belt that has the same ribbed look as the strap over the left shoulder, so that is a huge win!

Re: Neo-Crusader Shock Trooper W.I.P
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 02:07 PM »
Looking good vod. I'm looking forward to seeing you work on the helmet. There isn't a lot of shortcuts for helmets outside of the modern era.

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Re: Neo-Crusader Shock Trooper W.I.P
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 09:36 PM »
UPDATE

So with the word from the app team, coupled with the fact that I REALLY don't like working with bondo. The kit will be shifting to Late Crusader and I am going to look into picking up an already cast Late Crusader style bucket as I really don't like working with bondo, just troubles me more than I like and the amount of sanding is really more than I am comfortable doing.

Anyway that is all for now



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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #8 on: Jun 01, 2016, 08:51 PM »
So I order the NME Deathstalker today, so the helmet issue has been taken care of. I am changing my plate design around to match the overall feel of the deathstalker.

Anyway, the plates have been reworked, mounted, rigged and painted. The rigging system still needs some adjustments due to my jacked up shoulder/hip and I need to use a proper attachment system for the bicep armor and the knees and a small list of other minor things. But all in all things are moving forward nicely

Pictures!




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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #9 on: Jun 02, 2016, 12:21 AM »
looking good vod! like the overall feel of the plates. are they a one piece so do you have to put it on over your head? :)

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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #10 on: Jun 02, 2016, 12:52 AM »
Yep it is all connected, so I just drop the whole thing over my head and buckle it at the sides and go.  I did a similar thing with my legacy kit, but this go round even the shoulders are built in makes getting in and out of kit super fast :)

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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #11 on: Jun 02, 2016, 05:33 PM »
Yep it is all connected, so I just drop the whole thing over my head and buckle it at the sides and go.  I did a similar thing with my legacy kit, but this go round even the shoulders are built in makes getting in and out of kit super fast :)

thats perfect ":D thinking of making my new EC kit also in one piece so much better with putting it on :D do you have pictures from the buckles and how you connect them :)

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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #12 on: Jun 02, 2016, 05:42 PM »
I do not.

However I can tell you want I do. The way I build my kits is from the collar line down,  I connect the back and front collars together and then from there I build down in both direction. I layer my plates and then connect them to one another via rivets or chicago screws. Then in this case because you cannot use nylon in a crusader era kit I bring the chest and back plates together via leather belting and buckles so the whole thing sits tightly against my body.

Honestly it is pretty straight forward.

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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #13 on: Jun 03, 2016, 12:35 PM »
np vod it works :D I think I got it  8)

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Re: Late Crusader W.I.P
« Reply #14 on: Jun 27, 2016, 05:07 PM »
So I am done moving and have unpacked to the point where I can start working on my build again, my shiny new NME Deathstalker should be here in the next week, two weeks tops if all goes well!

With that in mind I have been busy working on a design that pairs well with the Deathstalker which is a bit of a challenge as they designed the bucket based off  of TFA design elements not crusader era elements which is the era the bucket has been class in. Anyway

With some luck and a good bit of digging I did come across two mando chaps that have spilt chest plates and I thought that would pair well with the deathstalker, so here is the reference image I jumped off from and the chest plates I have worked up. I have a Q&A post fired off to the App team about these plates to see if they will fly, as anyway that has watched my other build I like to charge off the path when it comes to kit builds.

So for the time being the build will be on hold for a couple days while I wait to hear back from the App team, but I would love as many eyes and feedback on the plates!

Anyway pictures!

The chaps on the right and left from the picture are what I am drawing from for the chest plates.


My design, still very much so a work in process.

 


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