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Bernie's Late Crusader - WIP - pic heavy
« on: Feb 03, 2019, 05:44 PM »
A little bit more than a year ago, I decided to start building a second kit. My first idea was another modern kit, with a more ''foresty vibe'' to it. In the end, I decided against it, seeing as how it would just be the same kit I have, but in green. So why not raise the bar, let's build a new kit, entirely from scratch, top to bottom. And just to add to the challenge, let's make it in one of the more "challenging" era's, the Late Crusader Era.

so, first of all, the inspiration I used was my then current character in SWTOR, my bounty hunter.



Biggest hurdle would be the helmet, I never scratchbuild a single helmet, let alone one that looks like it doesn't have a single straight line in it. But for now, the helmet could wait.

First I made a belt, seeing as how I would connect the torso and the legs with the belt, it seemed like a logical step



After this came the torso. I made some quick templates, checked that all the sizes were correct, and broke out the box cutter. This was the result after my first evening.



Second evening, making good progress. Also made a codpiece, which I tossed out later.



First test fit went ok.



Because it's kinda hard to make a backplate without help, and there were no APs coming in the near future, I started on the jetpack. The basic shape was quickly drawn out, out came the box cutter again, and I got myself a big box of sintra.




Next up, details, all the details... Had a lot of fun with this.







A couple weeks later, went to an AP, got some help with my backplate, which got me the following



Ok, basic torso done. Let's build everything around it and toss it on a mannequin.






Next up, details, details and more details. Oh yeah, and some shoulders and bicep plates as well while we're at it.



At this point I felt confident enough to build the helmet. Unfortunately, I got a little caught up in the moment, and barely took any pictures of the build itself. Made the whole thing in under a week.

rough draft


first test fit with the visor


adding the first "tooth"


and the second one, along with some more details


Primed it, bondoed it, primed it, bondo again. Most people here will know the pain. She's huge, like, really huge. Compared to my old helmet, it's massive.




Then again, I have a massive head, so yeah, it still barely fits me.

At this point, we we're somewhere in september, weather was getting cool enough again to paint. Seeing as how a bare sintra kit isn't approvable..., I broke out the airbrush. First a test piece, took one of the shoulder plates.



Wasn't very happy, so redid it in white, added a blue stripe and some dirt to it, looked much better.



Both shoulders done


Did the rest of the torso afterwards, now we're getting somewhere. I love it when you start seeing actual progress, getting closer to that finish line.



Next up, the helmet. She came out beautiful, if I say so myself.






Her home for the time being



Currently I'm priming and painting the leg parts, but that's an update for another time. Probably next week or so.

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Re: Bernie's Late Crusader - WIP - pic heavy
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2019, 05:58 PM »
C'est magnifique!!! A truly stunning build..... your attention to detail is fantastic. Awesome work mate.  :like: :like: :like:

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2019, 09:26 PM »
 :o  :o  :o  :like:

Following. Great work so far!

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2019, 10:40 PM »
Holy osik. This is fantastic. Also following, since this is my next build:



Still building templates. Hope to be to the cutting Sintra stage by the end of the month.

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2019, 08:11 AM »
amazing job so far, really looking forward to more!

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:00 AM »
That looks fantastic! Commenting to follow along. The details in there are superb.

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2019, 07:20 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous build!  Keep working and keep updating!  I absolutely love everything that you are doing!

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2019, 02:54 AM »
Thank you for all the images. It really helps visual learners  get from point A to point B

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2019, 12:28 PM »
WOW, fantastic work!  Can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2019, 12:45 PM »
These scratchbuilds certainly make me aware of how much my own skills need improvement.

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Inspiring work vod!  Really top notch! Good luck with the rest of the build

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2019, 07:27 PM »
I just keep coming back and looking at this WIP!  A few questions, since I'm hoping to start a similar build in the near future.

How much does the jetpack weigh and how is it attached to the backplate?  And, secondly, how do you you keep the weight from shifting backwards and causing your chest piece to ride up (thus choking you)? Does attaching it directly to the belt in the front help that much?

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2019, 07:29 PM »
Amazing work!  :o

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2019, 12:37 AM »
Impressive  is something of an understatement . This is truly  incredible

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 06, 2019, 03:20 PM »
Holy crap.  Just...wow.

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 06, 2019, 03:25 PM »
That is a seriously cool build!

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« Reply #16 on: Feb 06, 2019, 04:04 PM »
I just keep coming back and looking at this WIP!  A few questions, since I'm hoping to start a similar build in the near future.

How much does the jetpack weigh and how is it attached to the backplate?  And, secondly, how do you you keep the weight from shifting backwards and causing your chest piece to ride up (thus choking you)? Does attaching it directly to the belt in the front help that much?

The jetpack weights about 4,5 pounds, so it's pretty light. There's a harness underneath the torso armour, which connects to the grey and blue soft section, which in turn connects to the belt. There are also two additional straps which attach the jetpack to the rear of the belt, which can be used to pull it tight. It all stays pretty well in place.

Anyhoo, picture time!

Finished the gaunts some time ago as well, so might as well show them off.



One side has a piano hinge, the other side is magnetized. I just put enough in there till it wouldn't open up after shaking it around a bit.



And painted





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« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2019, 04:38 PM »
Well.....this is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen.  Simply stellar work sir.  I foresee this being a benchmark WIP for Late Crusader builds for many years.   :8):

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 07, 2019, 05:12 AM »
As I've seen this in RL already, It looks stunning. :o
The level of skills that crawled out and "energized" this build is beyond compare.
Love to seeing you wear it in the upcoming cons.

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 08, 2019, 02:43 AM »
Jaw-dropping doesn't even begin to describe this build so far. Kandosii!

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:14 PM »
Kandosii nervod, really like this WIP! Attention to details is incredible

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:06 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 24, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Absolutely amazing looking armor Bernie  :like: Now I kinda regret that I started another modern build instead of SWTOR mando  :laugh:

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 03, 2019, 02:08 PM »
Love seeing more Late Crusader builds moving forward.  Your kit so far is superb.  I look forward to seeing it completed.

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« Reply #24 on: Mar 08, 2019, 12:15 AM »
I can't get over how awesome all of this looks. LC bar has been set.

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