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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #575 on: May 10, 2014, 03:18 AM »
found and repainted my shoulder light





and finally weathered my bucket to match the rest








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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #576 on: May 11, 2014, 12:12 AM »
Legs are formed and getting their first skin.  Assuming this trick works, they weren't nearly as traumatic as I had feared.



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« Reply #577 on: May 11, 2014, 06:10 PM »
upgraded the hardware on my shoulder strapping to the brass ones I had in mind on the left and concealed the right hardware with a shoulder-mounted work light








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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #578 on: May 12, 2014, 08:56 AM »
Completly awesome vod!!!!!!
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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #579 on: May 18, 2014, 08:49 PM »
quiet on the updates this week but plugging along.  Photo-less update since photobucket is having a caniption today:

Blaster:   internals are completed; sound chip, das blinkenlights and all.  going to seal her up and start the external finishing this week.
Gaunt:  all electronics have been sourced and body built.  Waiting on one little surprise to be deilvered then I'll be done with that.   Painting it while I wait.
Legs:  two layers of glass down and ran out of application brushes; buying more tonight.   I intend to be on finishing/smoothing by the end of this coming week.

Overall:
Bucket 95% done:  needs clearcoat and better visor solution
Shoulders: Done
Chest: Done
Back: Done [have to either strap back to chest or back to abs, TBD when I get the ab plate done and see them in place]
Abs: mockup only; only part not nearing completion
Right Gaunt: Done
Left Gaunt: 85% done; Formed and electronics sourced.  Electronics assembly, paint and finishing touches required
Cod: using a loin cloth, homey aint messing with that noise
Thighs: replaced thigh holster idea with Old Vhart's quickdraw holster long ago and never updated the sketches. no hard thighs planned at this time.
Shnees: 75% done; Formed and in progress of glassing
Soft Parts: flightsuit needs weathering; need to track down a suitable loin cloth yet; belt, pouches, gloves and boots  in hand


Additional, non required:
Helmet Electronics: all amps built, voice changer built, all speakers and mics sourced and in hand.
Backup Blaster and utility knife: commissioned through Dresdon
Boot plates: to be designed as an add-on later

At this rate, I may be ready in time to troop CVICLIIIVVIVMXI yet!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #580 on: May 18, 2014, 09:10 PM »
Whats this about a voice changer?

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #581 on: May 18, 2014, 10:37 PM »
Everything is looking great Dennis! 8)

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« Reply #582 on: May 18, 2014, 11:01 PM »
Everything is looking great Dennis! 8)

Awwww shucks.  :).  Though, after almost three years in the making, it had better be :P

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #583 on: May 19, 2014, 12:29 AM »
Forums and photobucket are both up.   Yay.

Guts are all soldered up and body work is in full swing




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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #584 on: May 20, 2014, 03:04 PM »
Another batch of filler is curing on the blaster; the electronics and barrel extension are completed.  Smoothing and greeblization almost complete.

Left gauntlet is laid out.  I need to get a 1/2" drill bit today to lay in the mounting holes for the light domes and switches.  The purple bit is a place holder for the electroluminescent panel that is in the mail.  Top light will constantly fade on and off, I think the bottom will just be a dummy, no actual light.  Bottom switch will power the "laser" line scanner, the other two are likely to be dummies unless I think of something clever between now and when the EL panel comes in.

Looking for opinions on which grille to go with:

Option A: This speaker grille is a laser-cut quickie which says "Zophar" in mando'a just for fun. 


Option B: Much more simple and plain; my wife prefers this one

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #585 on: May 20, 2014, 04:54 PM »
I prefer the second as well it looks much more swarzy

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« Reply #586 on: May 20, 2014, 05:09 PM »
on one hand I think it too plain, on the other it is unmistakeably a "speaker" So I'm kinda torn 

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #587 on: May 22, 2014, 04:07 AM »







progress!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #588 on: May 22, 2014, 12:14 PM »
Looks good, now hit it with some color!

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« Reply #589 on: May 22, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Working on it.   Not happy with some uneven body work.   Still touching up here and there.   All of that red needs to be sanded down and I'll see how it looks.  Paint this weekend I expect

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #590 on: May 22, 2014, 01:34 PM »
maybe put some raised panels on it for added texture

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« Reply #591 on: May 22, 2014, 01:51 PM »
yup :-)

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« Reply #592 on: May 23, 2014, 09:07 PM »
Looks really sweet ner vod.

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« Reply #593 on: May 24, 2014, 02:49 PM »
that looks cool ;)

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« Reply #594 on: May 24, 2014, 03:14 PM »
Going to run to run around today and look for a last little something to add some texture to the top flat bit.  I'm thinking some tile trim left over from my bathroom reno if I can't find anything else.  Cut off the prtetty part and have a flat strip of the base part that has the cutouts.    Or maybe an old door strike plate like this one.

Other than that, I have one last piece of the puzzle to sort out which I am finishing now, and a door chain to rig up an Ohld Vart holster rig and I'm calling this primary blaster finished.

For paint, I'm thinking mostly flat black with a silver drybrush for wear.  I'm thinking all black will be too boring, so I may add some matte olive in the tradition of the Glocks [yes, I know that is a 1911 in the picture but you get the idea]

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #595 on: May 24, 2014, 04:17 PM »
Scopey thingy off for the moment but will return.  "gas piston" type thingy designed and installed






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« Reply #596 on: May 24, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Ooo pretty

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #597 on: May 25, 2014, 02:18 AM »
The birth of a holster:












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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #598 on: May 25, 2014, 08:16 PM »
Back in Black



Very hard to photograph wet matte black paint on an overcast day but this is a decent shot.  When it is dry I'll clearcoat it and let that cure till tomorrow, then mask it off and do the OD portions.  The a wash on the OD just like the plates and silver drybrush the black and I'll call it done.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #599 on: May 26, 2014, 02:03 AM »
That is a very nice blaster, Zophar, it just has to be said! :D

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