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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 #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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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #28 on: Dec 16, 2023, 08:20 PM »
So things have taken quite a bit longer to get round for me.
Ive decided that after several times wearing the helmet I made it just wasn't fitting the image I wanted. So I am making a new one.

I had to remember how to use Blender again but after some trial and error I managed to make a new design



This will be the base and the final form will have things added after its put together.

Im using Pepakura Designer to break it down to a 2 d model



And all the fun begins:






More updates to follow

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #29 on: Dec 18, 2023, 08:43 PM »
Helmet constructed and hardening commencing



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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #30 on: Dec 19, 2023, 11:39 AM »
Great build, I think your choice to do another helmet is a good one. I like the silhouette and shaping of the new one! Great job!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #31 on: Dec 21, 2023, 11:08 PM »
Got a few layers of resin done on the outside and the first layer of rondo on the inside.


A few more of each and Ill be ready to start some sanding.

Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #32 on: Dec 27, 2023, 02:12 PM »
Love it, going to be so unique!!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #33 on: Dec 28, 2023, 03:05 PM »
Holy cow! i love that bucket. amazing work!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #34 on: Jan 19, 2024, 04:59 PM »
Continuing work on the helmet. Ive got it all bondo'd and sanded. Not perfectly smooth mind you still a few divets and imperfections.



Got the Visor area cut out and I am using some vinyl tubing as a base for the brow ridge Im doing around the crown. Figured I would save alot of Apoxie Sculpt and weight this way.



I used what I had left to get started on molding the brow ridge. Time to reorder!



Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #35 on: Jan 21, 2024, 12:01 AM »
That's awesome!! Would be kind of cool to have those 2 come to a y joint then follow down to your back for the hose requirement

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #36 on: Jan 21, 2024, 12:51 AM »
That's awesome!! Would be kind of cool to have those 2 come to a y joint then follow down to your back for the hose requirement

Hmmmm. Thats not a bad idea.....

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #37 on: Jan 23, 2024, 08:46 PM »
A few more updates:

Got the brow ridge and cranial ridges done as well as primary horns. I may add a few other details but then its on to sanding then ready to start paint.



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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #38 on: Jan 30, 2024, 03:20 AM »
The helmet just looked incomplete so I added a few more accents around the brow ridge and now it feels whole





And just a quick bucket on for reference.



Now onto more sanding!!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #39 on: Feb 06, 2024, 08:24 PM »
Ive added the port for the air hose to connect to the rear of the helmet. And with that I think the construction is complete.




Now to sand it till Im happy, paint and put in the visor!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #40 on: Feb 09, 2024, 08:58 PM »
Sanding is all finished!
Now onto painting

First coat of white over the grey primer


Then onto the Heirloom White




Ignore the shine, the paint was still wet.


Also got some new pieces for the built in voice amplifier

Moving from a 4W to 10W exciter


And since you cant buy just one, here's a bag of microphones

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #41 on: Feb 11, 2024, 07:49 AM »
Now that is one wicked looking bucket....headbutts be vicious! Great job!

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #42 on: Feb 16, 2024, 11:58 PM »
This is incredible!!! Truly amazing and creative work

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #43 on: Feb 17, 2024, 01:09 AM »
Finished up the painting and weathering on the bucket.  Just waiting on the new visor to get here.




Also got the new microphone and exciter wired up


Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #44 on: Feb 19, 2024, 08:01 PM »
This looks fantastic!! What colors/ washes did you do?

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Re: My long planned but just started Early Crusader WIP
« Reply #45 on: Feb 19, 2024, 09:12 PM »
This looks fantastic!! What colors/ washes did you do?

Its an Ivory base and a mix of browns watered down, brushed on and blotted off with a damp cloth

 


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