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 My First Crusdaer WIP

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My First Crusdaer WIP
« on: Sep 15, 2021, 08:07 AM »
Hi everyone! My first full kit is going to be Late Crusader Era. I chose to start with the bucket, because for me, it sets the tone for the rest of the armor. I've finished the foundations, and I wanted to check that everything was good before I start the beautification process. I'm basing heavily off of the 'Hunter' style, with some slight mods for my own personal style and skill set (which is limited). Please let me know if I'm on the right track, and I'll keep posting updates on my build! Thanks ya'll!




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Re: My First Crusdaer WIP
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2021, 12:43 PM »
Nice! Just a question though, is that foam or sintra?

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2021, 09:49 PM »
My helmet is foam (itís the only material I have). My armor pieces Iíll be making out of sintra though. Will the foam not be approved for the bucket? It was my understanding that only the armor couldnít have foam visible. If itís an issue  Iím considering getting into resin casting, or purchasing one from a store here. Thank you for your reply!

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Re: My First Crusdaer WIP
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2021, 10:44 PM »
My helmet is foam (itís the only material I have). My armor pieces Iíll be making out of sintra though. Will the foam not be approved for the bucket? It was my understanding that only the armor couldnít have foam visible. If itís an issue  Iím considering getting into resin casting, or purchasing one from a store here. Thank you for your reply!

No, itís not, not unless you coat it with resin and fiberglass. However, most people feel that the effort to do so isnít worth it.

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Re: My First Crusdaer WIP
« Reply #4 on: Sep 23, 2021, 03:28 AM »
My helmet is foam (itís the only material I have). My armor pieces Iíll be making out of sintra though. Will the foam not be approved for the bucket? It was my understanding that only the armor couldnít have foam visible. If itís an issue  Iím considering getting into resin casting, or purchasing one from a store here. Thank you for your reply!

Yeah unfortunately EVA foam isn't allowed. But don't be discouraged, It's a really nice build! If you want, Mynock's Den sells this exact helmet on his store and they're fantastic quality. I own two of these helmets myself, and they're a real joy to work on. I'm excited to see the rest of the build!

Edit: I checked his Etsy store ( https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MynocksDen?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=944698872 ) and he doesn't appear to have the helmet in stock anymore. However, I'm sure if you message them he'll be able to help you out. Taras is a fantastic guy, and a Merc himself.

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Re: My First Crusdaer WIP
« Reply #5 on: Sep 23, 2021, 04:23 AM »
Thank you so much for letting me know! Itís a bit of a bummer, but at least I got some practice in lol! Iíll be sure to check him out and keep yíall updated. Thanks again!  ;D

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Re: My First Crusdaer WIP
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2021, 07:54 PM »
Thank you so much for letting me know! Itís a bit of a bummer, but at least I got some practice in lol! Iíll be sure to check him out and keep yíall updated. Thanks again!  ;D
Something to consider if you want to make it approvable is trying this product to harden your foam  https://www.smooth-on.com/products/epsilon-pro/

 


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