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 Early Crusader (WIP - Helmet - Sanding) Advice Always Appreciated

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Hello there Mercs!

I am fairly new to this site, but have really been following you through a friend here so it's been great to see all the work that everyone has put not only into their kits but into their communities as well. I'm a really big fan of the atmosphere that you strive to create and work at throughout the boards and with the people that you talk with. So thank you for having a place like this for such an active member base.

Onto the project:

This is my first build of the Star Wars setting, so I have some questions which may be basic, but I would love your input all the same (or reference links if I missed something obvious.)

I am looking at building a Crusader kit, with the idea that it will go to Beastmaster in the future, or perhaps right away. Now from what I understand of Crusader armor, I've a few questions:

Most Crusader armors are supposedly sealed for hard vaccuum (or so I believe if I'm reading it right,) would the Beastmaster set be this as well?

I would like to do a TT helmet design, but highly customized can the bottoms of the | | members be drawn to points instead of all the way to the bottom of the helmet?

Is there anything obvious that I should note about such a build? :P Loaded question I know.

Thanks.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 03:23 PM »
Hey Tylek.   I'm starting to awaken from a winter hibernation and haven't been around much so things may be a little different, but a Late Crusader does have to be sealed and the TT can come to a point as you plan. 

Looking forward to seeing some sketches of what you have in mind!

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 03:26 PM »
Thanks Zophar, I will see what I can put together. I've got a few other projects that are in desperate need of being done and put off my work bench so that I can make room for this one. Hopefully they will be done soon. :)

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 03:35 PM »
You mentioned this was your first foray into Star Wars.  What else have you done?   Have you done any costuming before?  Have you gotten as far as thinking what you might want to build your armour out of?

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 03:54 PM »
Currently I am putting together a WH40k kit for fun with a friend. I have also done several things in the past with the SCA. back before digital cameras... Man I feel old.. haha. Not that I couldn't scan some of these pics.

I am using sintra for my current build and will be doing the same for the crusader kit. I have been really impressed with its ease of use.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 04:08 PM »
Sintra is a popular choice here.   Good luck :-D

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 04:14 PM »
Sintra is a popular choice here.   Good luck :-D

Aye, it's not like the SCA where it had to withstand being struck repeatedly throughout the day. Sintra is much better to walk out in the sun for a couple hours than a steel can. I am looking forward to it.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 04:16 PM »
Hey, Tylek! I can't wait to see what you've got planned! With you and Zophar (and MAYBE me in the distant future) we're gunna have a lot of Crusaders in BC :)

I'll be lurking ;)

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 04:22 PM »
Thanks Serim, soon(tm) will be my promise... We've got another bundle of joy on the way in October, so I'm attempting to power through everything I can this summer, but we'll see what life holds in store.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 05:21 PM »
Forgive my double post, but I just wanted to ask another question. As I mentioned before, I was looking at doing a TT helmet, that said, as I've gone through all the early Era Crusader, I'm seeing a severe lack there of.

The kit I am planning for, is early Crusader, bone/plate/etc. but I am now wondering if a TT helmet is going to fit that period. Any help/suggestions/comments would be entirely appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 05:44 PM »
From the Early Era CRLs:

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1. Helmet:
-Helmet or mask with full head cover. Visor of "T style" that cannot be seen through from front.

Sorry, looks like a TT won't work in that era :( However, the Late Crusader's can have them ;D

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 11:22 PM »
Pretty much only a "T" or "Y" style visor.
Get some concepts up so we can see whet your thinking and we'll all be on the same page and be able to better help out. ;)

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning Stage)
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 05:22 PM »
Just a quick sketch, forgive the lack of artistic skills, and some of the scales/proportions may be out.



Let me know if anything is glaringly wrong.

The intention is for most hard parts to be bone/simulated bone/carapace.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning-Now with Concept Art)
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 05:52 PM »
alright, missed one minor detail, well I'm sure I missed several, but I realize that that loincloth needs to go under the belt. :) Will adjust.

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Re: Tylek's Crusader (Planning-Now with Concept Art)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 02:10 PM »
Thats an Interesting concept vod ;)

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