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 Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #495 on: Mar 29, 2014, 05:04 PM »
Sprayed it with the metal-flaked bronze that I used on the shoulders last night before I got too dark/late to keep going.   I'll hit it with the matte clearcoat ans snap so.e pics when I get hone later.  Chest is about 3/4 done but lots of sanding to do then I'll have a trial-fit-worthy set chest/shoulders/bucket.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #496 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:39 PM »
I am a big fan of "oil rubbed bronze" hammered metal flake rustoleum and similar colours of that line.
Just going beyond the usual matte black and generic silver is a huge payoff.
People remark upon the difference quite often, most times not even really being able to verbalize what it is that is so distinctly different.

For small areas try a can of Testor's metalizer range. Mindblowing how wetsanded anything can be made to look like actual metal with "little" effort.
I say small areas because its pricey stuff in teeny tiny spraycans.

Anyways... pictures man pictures...

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #497 on: Mar 29, 2014, 07:45 PM »
I have the oiled bronze in the trigger spray can as my primary color.   Love the look.   Dust it with matte black then a matte clear coat.  I'm at work, pics when I get home.

I was thinking of trying the rub-n-buff satin nickel color for the mandibles and some accents here and there

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #498 on: Mar 29, 2014, 08:35 PM »
Spanner used rub'n'buff to great effect! if i recall correctly its how he did all his blaster scorch marks.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #499 on: Mar 29, 2014, 08:37 PM »
Aye.  And there have been some great RnB buckets too (The original Recon, IIRC was entirely RnB)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #500 on: Mar 29, 2014, 10:48 PM »
home now an tried to do a black dusting but the can started sputtering and I ended up more... polka dot than dust so I laid another bronze coat.  I may have to just do a charcoal powder rub instead.   Bronze coat still wet and shiny:







^^ Chest and back pieces in the background ^^


the rough-looking lines are masking for black stripes

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p33]
« Reply #501 on: Mar 30, 2014, 12:07 AM »
there will be a very thin stripe of purple alongside the black, which will take up what is currently wider than the channel and the black needs a touchup where the weatherstripping's adhesive was stronger than expected, but all in all, i'm just waiting for the last purple pinstripes then matte clearcoat and a very light weathering.

the unmasking:













... or I could leave it as is and put a fleur-de-lis on the earcaps.... Who  Dat?!  LOL

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #502 on: Mar 30, 2014, 01:59 AM »



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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #503 on: Mar 30, 2014, 02:43 AM »
I know... now you wish I'd just go the frack away.   I decided to kit up before bed and get some shots of my kit in its current condition.   My waifu helped tape on the shoulders, the "padding" in the bucket is a pair of gloves on my head, and the visor is just tucked into the bucket, not cut and mounted so the spacing is a tad off all around, but as a general idea, I present you my State of the Mando Address:






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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #504 on: Mar 30, 2014, 07:48 AM »
Oooo looks great!

If you need thick padding layering EVA foam works great.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #505 on: Mar 30, 2014, 11:32 AM »
i use mattress topper. bought a twin sized one from walmart 4 years ago for like 5$ and i still have half of it...  ;D

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #506 on: Mar 30, 2014, 01:11 PM »
For the sake of circulation and fitting in lots of electronics, I plan to try a suspension system from a hardhat first.  I left 2" at the top and about the same un the back for airgap, padding and electronics

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #507 on: Mar 30, 2014, 02:08 PM »
question and request for opinions:   I had intended to do the abs entirely hard but having taken some time off and coming back, I'm thinking of a taking a slightly different tack.  in the picture below I am thinking of mounting the abs to a leather girdle/corset/WWF-World-Championship-Belt type thing with the fasteners hidden away under the back plate.   Anything brown in the picture below would be solid leather


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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #508 on: Mar 30, 2014, 04:18 PM »
I think thats a good plan, I say go for it. You could put a couple weightlifting belts together and then some 8-10oz leather to for the main shape of it.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket almost done - p34]
« Reply #509 on: Mar 30, 2014, 07:24 PM »
Ner vod, inac buy'ce shabla meyshla bid haran. This is going to be pretty impressive when it's done; looking forward to it.
trans. That helmet is freaking beautiful

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