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Mandalorian Armor => Alternative Era Armor => Crusader/Neo Crusader Armor => Topic started by: Ruus bal'Neta on Nov 21, 2020, 08:01 PM

Title: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Nov 21, 2020, 08:01 PM
Right away you should know this is probably going to be a slow build. I plan to document and update as much as I can but its not going to be quick.

That said, this started with the Neoguard helmet from NME Props. Its a very slick and sleek design that I really like. The helmet is inspired by the Emperorís Royal Guards and Iím taking that for my inspiration as well. Not a mashup or crossover kit, just the colors and general ďfeelĒ of those costumes. The silent predator, lurking and waiting, ready to strike at any moment. Youíll see more of the inspiration and design I have in mind as I progress.

First things first though is the helmet. I have carefully cut out the visor and attached the breather tips.

(https://i.imgur.com/PTskxqv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DzNKQ6E.jpg)

Next was a good couple of primer coats with a sanding inbetween.

(https://i.imgur.com/poIWcNH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RsbfGHZ.jpg)

Then a couple of metallic coats with a wet sanding inbetween. I plan another wet sanding before applying the color as I want this to be a smooth, clean kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/dMJD2ab.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fubVSy8.jpg)

Iím planning to use black and a metallic red for the colors. I just need to find a metallic red I like. More updates soon?
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Sar Vitaan on Nov 22, 2020, 06:35 PM
That helmet is gorgeous. Not enough crusader kits around here. Canít wait to see where this goes!  :maul:
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Dec 02, 2020, 06:10 PM
Finally got some time to start putting color down on this helmet. I'm using Duplicolor Toreador Red Metallic and Black Metallic.

This is just a first coat of the Toreador Red. There will be black on it as well but I couldn't resist painting it all red to show the Royal Guard inspiration in the sculpt.

(https://i.imgur.com/QXAx1kb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1cyHlga.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ioFJva5.jpg)

There are a couple spots where the paint dripped. This automotive paint is a little tempermental. One slight pass too many and drips. So after I sand those back down I'll be going over it again with another coat. Then I'll tape it off and apply the black.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Dec 05, 2020, 08:44 PM
Base colors are down and Iím really pleased with how it has come out so far.

(https://i.imgur.com/5qMpa3I.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/25OPjD4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HdgMMee.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QNtC6yM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XY50Mcu.jpg)

Cleanup, detail paint and clearcoat maybe tomorrow. Trying to decide between a red or black visor. Iím leaning towards black.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Dec 14, 2020, 11:48 PM
Commenting to follow this one. It's going to be an awesome build.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Aratris on Dec 15, 2020, 07:32 AM
Me Likey!  :like:
I think a black visor would look good on it to.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Feb 10, 2021, 05:10 PM
Here is my armor design for this kit. I haven't put color to it yet because I'm not 100% sold on the shape of the plates yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/zDXvnIB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Veeds on Mar 12, 2021, 12:19 PM
Following this as I just received my NME crusader helmet yesterday. Which pull  did you end up getting. Mine is number five.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: Bade Duun on Apr 01, 2021, 08:33 AM
I agree, need more Crusader/Early Crusader kits, these are gorgeous. This is coming along nicely.
Title: Re: Ruus balíNetaís Late Crusader WIP
Post by: mikehall419 on May 22, 2022, 04:49 AM
I JUST bought a NME Neo Guard helmet as well, canít wait to see how yours goes!