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

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #555 on: Apr 25, 2014, 12:57 PM »
<-----so much easier to explain in person...

I see what you are saying and i had a similar thought.   I'm concerned that I won't be able to get a smoothe, clean join at the various bends and it will just look like osik.  I was thinking heat gun on low and JUST long enough to hopefully set the current position into its "memory".  It is a welding/face shield an I picked up a couple clear ones and a few spare tinted ones to practice on.  The one in there now is the "solid maybe" and "functional but not great" that i have left in for the time being so I can work on other things and not feel like I completely abandoned the bucket :-P  I plan to revisit it in the near future

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #556 on: Apr 26, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Thats some nice weathering on your plates vod ;)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #557 on: Apr 27, 2014, 01:15 AM »




Greens are solid, red blinks.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #558 on: Apr 27, 2014, 08:41 AM »
Oooo I like the jewlled indicator lights-nice touch

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #559 on: Apr 27, 2014, 02:47 PM »
Great job you did on that costume so far. Very inspiring.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #560 on: Apr 27, 2014, 03:16 PM »
Oooo I like the jewlled indicator lights-nice touch
Great job you did on that costume so far. Very inspiring.

Thanks Vode.   I'm swinging by Home Depot after work today to grab some self-tapping finishing screws to mount the strapping to the gaunt and waiting on some bits and bobs to come in to finish the electronics.  I put a hole in the bottom between the strap locations and the plan is to grommet the flight suit sleeve, mount a 9V battery inside each shoulder plate [plenty of room] and run the wiring inside the sleeve with a 2-pin JST connector [AKA the connectors used for motherboard fans] on each end so it can be removed easily.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [chest painted - p36]
« Reply #561 on: Apr 28, 2014, 12:48 AM »


And while the resin cures on the lens assemblies, I strapped them up using WWII era leather belts






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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #562 on: Apr 30, 2014, 08:46 PM »
Fruits of today's labour:




Soldered up an amp for each earpiece, a voice amp, a voice changer, and a good chunk of the gauntlet's lights.   Heading out for dinner now then I hope to finish the gauntlet tonight.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #563 on: May 02, 2014, 12:33 AM »
One gauntlet completed and wired up.

Letin' it all hang out:




stuffed like a sausage:


ready to rock




 8) 8) ;D ;D 8) 8)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #564 on: May 03, 2014, 01:19 AM »
Pretty awesome!! Nice work there vod! :)

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Me: HK,you see I'm in love with a nice girl and I'm not sure about this and I just wanted to know what love for you?
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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #565 on: May 03, 2014, 01:34 AM »
playing with some speaker grille layouts for the other gauntlet to hit on the laser cutter this weekend:







In all cases, red lines are cuts and blue is etch.  Mando'a just spells out Zophar





Also, it occured to me last night that I got my left and right backward at some point.    the finished gaunt with the four lights is strapped to fit my left arm, not my right :-P    ah well :-P

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #566 on: May 05, 2014, 02:52 AM »
Some of you may remember Z.A.P.P.A, my armoury droid.  He is back from retirement today, this wonderful May the 4th, to gear up for you fine folks playing along at home.   Consider this my State of the Mando address.












I need a more discrete way to mount the shoulder strap than the current stainless steel acorn nuts while still be removable.  For now I may just put some boot black on the nuts... [If I had a dollar every time I... wait.. was that my outside voice?]

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #567 on: May 05, 2014, 01:12 PM »
Damn vod... THAT FRICKIN AWESOME !!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #568 on: May 05, 2014, 05:47 PM »
Looking good vod, it wont be long until yoh can apply for OM at this rate.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #569 on: May 06, 2014, 11:52 PM »
legs are going to be a real pain, one reason I've put them off so long...

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