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 Early Crusader Wip: Approved! 1/20/2022

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update Pictures
« Reply #15 on: Aug 03, 2021, 01:37 PM »
Mask aged and put together.


Shoulders Painted and aged.


Knees painted and aged.


This is how I made my knees and shoulders.

Find a good section of asphalt/pavement.


Cut 3mm sintra to size/shape. Heat it up until it is super floppy.


While it is super floppy place it face down on to the pavement and step on it making sure you get good pressure over the the entire piece.


Prime it and let it dry for a good lone time.


Once dry apply your paint of choice for my armor I used hammered copper, because added texture. Let that dry completely.


Then coat the piece in acrylic black paint.


Once you have it coated take a rag or sponge and gently wipe away the excess paint.


Reapply the black as needed to achieve your desired results.

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Re: Early Crusader Wip
« Reply #16 on: Aug 13, 2021, 03:44 AM »
Finished up my sword the other day.

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Hood Up


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Need to finish wait sash,  I want to add some velcro for closing, it is just held in place by the leather belt. I need to finish my vambraces, and figure out how I am going to sheath the sword I made (back or hip). Lastly I need to attach the breathing hoses.

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Looking really good! I'd recommend doing both physical and color weathering on all your soft parts, though, as most of the cloth looks crisp and new at the moment, I've found a gravel patch and your feet do wonders for making soft goods look lived in, especially for your early crusader, as the image tends to be more rough and used than the later higher tech kits of the modern era. I think some surface dirt and breaking down that crisp new look with some wrinkles and tears would really pull the look together that you are aiming for.

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update Pictures Page 2 10/29/2021
« Reply #19 on: Oct 29, 2021, 11:50 PM »
Remade my ab plate and added leather shoulders. Also finished my cod just have to add velcro for mounting it, and I added a fur kama. I am hoping to get some good pre-app pictures up this weekend seeing as it is Halloween.


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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update Pictures Page 2 Full Kit 10/31/2021
« Reply #20 on: Oct 31, 2021, 08:23 PM »
I finished the last little things today and got fully kitted up.
Things I am looking to change:
Swap cod out for loin cloth
Use thinner sash. This one in the pic is for my modern kit, Grabbed the wrong one and just ran with it for the pictures and Halloween.




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Fix List from Pre-App
« Reply #21 on: Nov 07, 2021, 09:56 PM »
Got my fix list from the pre-app team today. Overall some of it is already fixed and some I have to figure out how to fix.
Fix list:
General:
-Make sure you take your photos where it is very well lit so that the pre-app and app team can look over the kit.
The Chest Area:

-Making sure the backplate leather is fixed so that there isn’t a noticeable gap in the back. Fixed
-The rivets should look more roughly hewn to match the armor a bit to mirror the rough metal texture on your armor and any soft parts
Not sure how I am going to alter those.....

Arms:
-Arm wraps for your arms.
Made

Lower body:
- The gaiters look manufactured and “modern” compared to the rest of the kit. Something to detract from lit, like fur accents, some hammered plate segments, or something, would make it more uniform.
Time to order some more leather and make some gaiters that match the rest of the armor.

Recommended suggestions:
Because of the nature of the EC looks, that the consensus is that your kit would benefit a lot from more bone pieces, claws, and/or spikes on your gear. It doesn’t have to be the entire kit, but you can get creative and add these features in sparse areas that need attention (the shins, the leather shoulders, the backplate.) It is not a huge requirement but more of a suggestion.

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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update 11/9/2021
« Reply #22 on: Nov 09, 2021, 11:57 PM »
Removed or hid all of the rivets on the chest plate. Fixed the gap issue, and added back mount system for my sword. Need to hide the rivets on the back still but I am this much closer.




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Re: Early Crusader Wip: Update 11/15/2021 Shin Armor
« Reply #23 on: Nov 15, 2021, 04:29 PM »
Made my shin armor today. Hopefully the next few days will be nice enough to paint.

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Upgrades, fixes, full kit pre-app photos.
« Reply #24 on: Dec 10, 2021, 12:43 PM »




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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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