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 Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #30 on: Apr 14, 2017, 02:44 AM »
Long time, no update!  I have one of my major hurdles getting handled.  The horns.  Jamburger in Teren Clan took the VERY rough scan I did and cleaned them up and started printing them.  The two side horns are finished and he is on to the top horn.  This is the biggest reason why my build has stalled.  Once I have these in hand I plan to go full throttle into the rest of the build.


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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #31 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:09 PM »
That horn looks awesome! Can't wait to see the rest of the kit come together and have another ec in the ranks :)

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #32 on: Apr 24, 2017, 03:16 AM »
My horns are done!  I can't wait to get these in my hands and start cranking again!




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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #33 on: Jun 18, 2017, 03:49 AM »
Long time since my last update.  I've received my horns and got them mounted.   I think I have the placement of the side horns just right.  I'm drawing the design I think I want to go with for the eyebrow ridges and the random "lumps" down the center ridge to better emulate the Reek.  Next step is bondo around the visor, horns and lumps.















As always, any input or advise is greatly appreciated.

I have these blasters that were actually the very first thing I built for my current kit that I've never actually carried.   Since the bodies are very square and the barrels farely wide I was wondering if I could use them for my EC instead?  And what kind of mods, if any, I would have to make?


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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #34 on: Jun 18, 2017, 07:08 AM »
Glad to see this kit moving along again! :D

As for the blasters I would say modify them a touch more they look a bit to DL-44 and "civilized" in my book at the moment, so I would say just make them look a bit more ancient the few example blasters from the early crusader era are pretty bulk, look at the Mandalorian Ripper for example. Also remember than keeping blasters to a minimum is always a good idea with an Early Crusader kit melee weapons always over ranged with an EC

Keep up the good work vod

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #35 on: Jun 18, 2017, 03:47 PM »
Glad to see this kit moving along again! :D

As for the blasters I would say modify them a touch more they look a bit to DL-44 and "civilized" in my book at the moment, so I would say just make them look a bit more ancient the few example blasters from the early crusader era are pretty bulk, look at the Mandalorian Ripper for example. Also remember than keeping blasters to a minimum is always a good idea with an Early Crusader kit melee weapons always over ranged with an EC

Keep up the good work vod

Thank you!  My primary weapons will be my spear from the first page of my wip and maybe a sword I've been working on.  I wasn't going to carry a blaster at all originally.  These just sprung into my head because I've never used them.

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #36 on: Jun 19, 2017, 01:36 PM »
Love it!!!

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #37 on: Jul 10, 2017, 09:28 AM »
Stupid Photobucket!   Imgur it is from now on!




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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #38 on: Jul 10, 2017, 10:00 AM »
I would suggest giving the whole bucket a thin layer of texture, it will go a long way to really sell the bone look

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Re: Early Crusader - questions and suggestions.
« Reply #39 on: Jul 15, 2017, 05:50 AM »
Okay.  Now the links are fixed and Photobucket is a thing of the past.  I'm putting all of my progress photos so far here rather than trying to sort out which photo went where throughout the entire thread.

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HELMET UPDATE - 7/31/17

Some light sanding and shaping of all the rough bondo.  Slowly getting there.







I would suggest giving the whole bucket a thin layer of texture, it will go a long way to really sell the bone look

That's a great idea.  I'll see about giving everything a sanding with a rough grit sand paper or impact texturing rather than adding a thin layer of bondo.

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Re: Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17
« Reply #40 on: Jan 08, 2018, 02:29 AM »
going to have to drag you to murraan with that kit so we can take some photos. hope all is going well, I know I am necro posting like no other but this is cool!

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Re: Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17
« Reply #41 on: Jan 08, 2018, 02:56 AM »
Thank you!  Progress was at a stand still for a while as finances took a dive but I'm over the hump and hope to pick back up soon.  This helmet is staring me in the face every day so I have constant reminders to get back on it.

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Re: Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17
« Reply #42 on: Jan 24, 2018, 11:36 AM »
Wow, this looks great! I love the horns on the helmet. I also agree a light, thin layer of texture on the helmet and armor would look amazing and give you some additional areas for a wash to settle.

Now quit making backplates for everyone and get back to work on this.

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Re: Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17
« Reply #43 on: Jan 24, 2018, 08:30 PM »
You 100% need to texture the whole of the helmet, smooth surfaces like that aren't going to fly on an EC bucket. I would also suggest you add some texture to the hard edge of the visor as well.

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Re: Early Crusader, Updated photos begin on page 3 - 7/31/17
« Reply #44 on: Jan 25, 2018, 02:06 AM »
Sounds good.  I'll start experimenting with textures on some scrap before I love to the helmet and plates.  Should I be aiming for light textures or Town of Bedrock level texturing?

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