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 Early Crusader Wip: Coming out of Retirement-Updates start on page 3.

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update 12/10/2021 Pre-app photos page 2
« Reply #25 on: Dec 11, 2021, 07:22 PM »
I really love this build and have been letting an eye on it for a while.

I really like seeing an EC that uses the other acceptable materials for the armor (leather/hammered metal) rather than bone. Bone may be the most common seen in the club, but it's not the only way to do it.

I would also like to point out that though bone/spike adornments are "highly recommended" according to the CRL, highly recommended is not the same as "required." Again, on this topic, this kit is good as is.b plus, the bone handle sword helps meet that recommendation.

Speaking of the bone sword, because many creatures can a have that particular bone, I do not think it violates gore clause. Plus, the black covering for the handle helps hide most of the bone and I think that helps tone down any concern in regards to gore.

Another not, weathering is also not required in the CRLs on any kit in any era. Hammered armor is a construction style and not "damage."

A few things that may need to be addressed before applying is that there needs to be some separation between the kama and loin; they overlap on the left side. The other thing is that the metal shoulder pieces need to sit at the same height. Try to tuck the back of the flight suit into the waist a bit more so that it doesn't appear to bunch up in the back.

Overall, really great work. Looking forward to seeing this approved vod.


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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update 12/10/2021 Pre-app photos page 2
« Reply #26 on: Dec 13, 2021, 06:37 AM »
I really love this build and have been letting an eye on it for a while.

I really like seeing an EC that uses the other acceptable materials for the armor (leather/hammered metal) rather than bone. Bone may be the most common seen in the club, but it's not the only way to do it.

I would also like to point out that though bone/spike adornments are "highly recommended" according to the CRL, highly recommended is not the same as "required." Again, on this topic, this kit is good as is.b plus, the bone handle sword helps meet that recommendation.

Speaking of the bone sword, because many creatures can a have that particular bone, I do not think it violates gore clause. Plus, the black covering for the handle helps hide most of the bone and I think that helps tone down any concern in regards to gore.

Another not, weathering is also not required in the CRLs on any kit in any era. Hammered armor is a construction style and not "damage."

A few things that may need to be addressed before applying is that there needs to be some separation between the kama and loin; they overlap on the left side. The other thing is that the metal shoulder pieces need to sit at the same height. Try to tuck the back of the flight suit into the waist a bit more so that it doesn't appear to bunch up in the back.

Overall, really great work. Looking forward to seeing this approved vod.

J'Khara
Thank you so much. Most of the issues you brought up Kama/Loin, shoulder and flight suit bulge are all results of kitting up solo.

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Upgrades Page 2 1/8/2022
« Reply #27 on: Jan 08, 2022, 05:54 PM »
I had some time and plenty of left over 9oz leather from another project to make some upgrades to my chest and waist rigs.





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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Upgrades page 2 1/8/2022
« Reply #28 on: Jan 13, 2022, 06:31 PM »
I love these new updates. Everything is looking awesome, man!

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Approved1/20/2022
« Reply #29 on: Jan 20, 2022, 03:26 PM »
Just got my approval letter today!

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Approved1/20/2022
« Reply #30 on: Apr 14, 2022, 10:54 PM »
Just got my approval letter today!

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AND YOU DESERVE IT, BROTHER!

I am 100% stealing the hammered metal look with the melting and smashing into pavement technique. :laugh: Brilliant. :boba:

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Approved1/20/2022
« Reply #31 on: Apr 16, 2022, 07:18 AM »
:porg2: :porg2: :porg2:

AND YOU DESERVE IT, BROTHER!

I am 100% stealing the hammered metal look with the melting and smashing into pavement technique. :laugh: Brilliant. :boba:

Thank you!
Are you starting an EC?

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So personally, I feel as if my leather craft skills have improved a lot over this last year and a half. There I have decided to upgrade my kit from the top down. I also gained roughly 40 lbs and my old one does not really fit me anymore.  :laugh: I will be salvaging parts from my old kit, but for the most part this is a complete remodel.







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I will be salvaging parts from my old kit, but for the most part this is a complete remodel.

That is good to salvage from your original kit as some of the worn parts look great for an EC kit.  Don't want your leather work too refined for this era.

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Finished my new pauldrons this weekend.



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I made a cod piece for the new kit, sadly it did not work with the other belt so I made a new belt too.
 

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Did a test fit this morning. I am not in love with my knees and shins....I wonder if I should make a set of greaves (shnee style) and attach my plates to them. I know I need to add belt keepers for the ab plate straps.






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Added the hammered metal to my Chest and gauntlets



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I am in awe of your work.  :o

This will be incredible to watch this update happen. Let’s goooo!

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I am in awe of your work.  :o

This will be incredible to watch this update happen. Let’s goooo!

Thank you Kurshi

New flight Suit and test fit. I know I need to add/get gloves. I did this test fit solo.









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