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 Early Crusader Build

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Early Crusader Build
« on: Aug 25, 2023, 01:53 PM »
Possibly getting distracted from other builds but an EC was inevitable for me...

Taking inspiration from Sov's excellent build (https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=186051.0) for the helmet I'm going for a half mask style with leather hood. Rough preview of planned printed armour below...


A lot of the gear I'm aiming to use will be leather welding gear with any insulating layers stripped out and modified.




Majority of the hard armour parts will be sintra that I'm going to attempt a beaten metal effect on (either via heat, a hammer or dremel grinding tool). Heavy shin/knee combo, upper chest and ab and bicep plates.


And some dye down on a basic set of white overalls...


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Re: Early Crusader Build
« Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2023, 01:55 PM »
Sweet, this is a great start to an EC build.  I look forward to following along with your progress.

 I spent some time a month or so ago finding other build WIPs for EC; see below.

There are a lot but needed to capture them all in one place and these are the ones with images that work.  Lots of great references to browse through if you get stuck on one thing or another.


seugtai EC Build this WIP has sections for each page of her build thread.

Naran Baatar EC Build has multiple approved kits in the Early Crusader Era.  EC WIP and EC Version 2 WIP.  He also has another version of a priest from that same time period.

Koraís EC Beast Master

Lifeburn EC

Dred Ordo

Tylek Ren EC Helmet WIP

Carterís EC Build

merquise13 EC App Photos only

Coreysnaps EC Helmet WIP

Kris Jasra EC Build

Alta EC Build

Vez Nauíur Helmet and Armor WIP

VasArgus EC Metal Armor WIP

DAK Beroya Build

Clarkkun EC Build (most image links broken)

Erio Jíuni Helmet WIP

Sov EC (mostly leather) Build

Blade Duun EC Build

Jair Kelborn EC Build and at the end of their thread is this group image of 4 EC kits, all different yet the same in overall aesthetics.



Orin Urakto EC Build

Pyro EC Build

Trini EC Helmet WIP

Stribog Kryze Build

Kat's Early Crusader

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Re: Early Crusader Build
« Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2023, 02:10 PM »
Man, that is massively helpful, thankyou :)

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Re: Early Crusader Build
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2023, 09:43 AM »
Possibly getting distracted from other builds but an EC was inevitable for me...

Taking inspiration from Sov's excellent build (https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=186051.0) for the helmet I'm going for a half mask style with leather hood. Rough preview of planned printed armour below...


A lot of the gear I'm aiming to use will be leather welding gear with any insulating layers stripped out and modified.




Majority of the hard armour parts will be sintra that I'm going to attempt a beaten metal effect on (either via heat, a hammer or dremel grinding tool). Heavy shin/knee combo, upper chest and ab and bicep plates.


And some dye down on a basic set of white overalls...


Jaryn,
First off I am flattered to be an inspiration. Secondly I am greatly looking forward to see your kit come to life. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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Re: Early Crusader Build
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2023, 03:39 PM »
It's a great build, and thanks, will do!

Small update with an initial run of printed parts - happy with the gauntlets, knee is nice and snug, shoulder is a little small but I may just keep this asymmetric and bump up for the other side.




First run on the mask - happy with the overall look, I may just add an extra piece to come back over the top of my head. Not sure if it is looking too long - in the mirror it looks great but photo has come out looking a little tall.


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Re: Early Crusader Build
« Reply #5 on: Sep 27, 2023, 02:15 PM »
Some small progress but nice to push ahead a little!

4-5 layers of thinned wood filler slowly built up over a day on the 'bone' sections. Needs a little more, then a light sand to leave a lot of small imperfections I can get stain and dirt into.



Found some excellent boots (Rhinegold Colorado) second hand.



And 12x9 dustsheet quartered ready to dye and make into a heavy cloak. I've used this in the past - hot wash with a dylon pod helped the material to felt slightly and gave a nice texture - they're cotton twill at base.



Aiming for a deep plum red and beige layered on the cloak (heavily dirtied down).

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