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 My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #15 on: Jan 12, 2023, 02:42 PM »
Lots of updates!!!

I got all my bone armor pieces paint finished up!






I ran into a problem with my ab plate. It and the ground got into a fight and it lost.
Now I did glue it back together in an attempt to save its life. It was a grueling 5 min of surgery and the recovery was unclear at that time.



It went thru some extensive reconstructive surgery.



But Im happy to report it made a full recovery. Only time will tell if it will live out to its full potential



Now I still need to do all the strapping on these pieces to be fully finished with them.

I did also get the rear airhose attachment done on my helmet and the entire thing repainted.



Now on to a few things that I have finished.

I took my Ruus' advice and sanded down the elbow spikes on my vambraces and have them painted and mounted to the leather.





And last but not least my axe is complete.


Still got a ways to go but getting there!



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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #16 on: Jan 20, 2023, 08:32 AM »
Dang dude you have been powering through. Keep up the great work, ypu obviously have a good balance with progress. Great job.

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #17 on: Jan 20, 2023, 09:37 AM »
Lots of updates!!!

I took my Ruus' advice and sanded down the elbow spikes on my vambraces and have them painted and mounted to the leather.



Wow, the level of detail on your leather vambraces/gauntlets is superb.  I know it was tedious to punch them all out, but once the red was added it looks fantastic.  Keep up the great work Vod!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #18 on: Jan 24, 2023, 06:28 PM »
This update represents the most nerve racking part of this whole build to date......

The molding and dying of the chest piece.

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I started off by making a jig to mount my form onto and allow me to secure the leather in place while it dried.




Then after soaking the leather for about 45 min I secured it tight with clamps and other things tight to the mold and took the time to smooth and press it into all the corners



24 hours later I pulled it off and trimmed the excess leather to make it the final shape.



Then came the dying, which was challenging. Trying to keep nice straight lines using cotton daubers was hard. I did try also using a small brush to outline the red and make it easier to do the black. I am like 90% happy with how it came out. That will have to be good enough lol. I also dyed the back piece as well





Whew!!!  That was the part I was dreading the most so I am glad its behind me. This is coming together nicely.
I still have a bit to figure out: how to bring the chest and back together, strapping for the armor pieces, flightsuit to be made, backpack and air hoses.
But its getting closer......

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2023, 08:22 AM »
This kit will be done in no time! The rest of ypur updates look great! Keep up the good work!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #20 on: Feb 08, 2023, 01:33 PM »
Wow dude! I'm jealous of your leather work! Great job. I'm excited to see this come together. Let me know if I can help

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #21 on: Feb 08, 2023, 02:40 PM »
Iím kicking myself for not checking your WIP before today - everything looks amazing. Iím very impressed by all the leatherwork, I know itís not easy and your stuff looks great. I think your vambraces might be my favorite part at the moment. I am very excited to see what you do next and I canít wait to see what this is gonna all look like together.

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #22 on: Feb 14, 2023, 08:29 AM »
Very small update.

Found a nice set of boots for this build




That is all. You may go now.  ;D

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #23 on: Feb 20, 2023, 01:46 PM »
Had a chance to "try on" most of my upper pieces. No keep in mind most things including the helmet are not sitting in the proper place. This was just to get a rough feel for things.


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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #24 on: Apr 01, 2023, 12:58 AM »
Its been a bit since my last update. Ive gotten a ton done, but not alot finished. But sooooo close.

Ive got one of my greaves finished up. The straps are on but dont have a pic of that yet. The second one is like 80% done.




I got buckles added to most of my straps thanks to the help of my Ruus' at the last armor party.



One fix I had to implement was either painting the rivets on my armor or covering them. I choose the later.




I started on my backpack




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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #25 on: Apr 02, 2023, 11:46 PM »
While not exactly an armor update, it is armor adjacent. I bought a 50 gal Husky rolling box, the one we all seem to have, and quickly determined it just wasnt big enough lol. So I got the Dewalt 63 gal box.

I knew I wanted to do something that would make it easy to keep track of things and protect all the horns and spikes from damage so I got a crap ton of packing foam and got to work.



Theres 4 layers of this to give full protection to all my plates



I also wanted my box to be unique and match my armor so I "boned" it lol.



It will hold all my stuff (just barely)



I didnt get a shot of the weathering I did and I still have to put the finishing touches on.





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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #26 on: Jun 11, 2023, 08:41 PM »
Its been a bit but here are some updates.

I completed my backpack. I put an access panel on the side that faces me because I plan to add some fans to it to blow cool air into my costume later.



I decided the handle on my axe was way to big for logistics reasons so I shortened it



I did some decorative stitching on the shoulders of my chest armor but they will mostly be hidden by my shoulder armor




I added a simple loin cloth



and armor plates to the gloves



This is the first full kit up



We decided that the shoulders looked too small when next to the helmet so I remade one of them and then plan to add the replaced one as a third stacked plate on the other side. Here is a side by side of the old and new plate



Also added some weathering to the soft parts and red leather as it popped a bit too much compared to the rest of the kit





Whew. Im hoping to be ready to app in soon with a little more fitting and making sure it all stays in place.

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #27 on: Jun 11, 2023, 09:31 PM »
This is the first full kit up



Looking great!  Great ideas for improvements.

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