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

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #570 on: May 07, 2014, 03:36 AM »
blaster circuitry all built:

(1) 21,000mcd ungodly bright LED in the barrel from a single-LED flashlight, (8.) superbright red LEDs in the perforated portion for glow, and a pewpew circuit from a toy space gun




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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #571 on: May 07, 2014, 05:10 PM »
Looking good vod

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #572 on: May 09, 2014, 11:55 AM »
I had my Doubts in the beginning Stages of your Helmet Build but now you definatly got me stoked.
Great Detailwork! It's the right Choice to use Real leather Belts and stuff like that. Looks Even More Real!

Great Work vod!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #573 on: May 10, 2014, 12:46 AM »
I took inspiration from Adenn Gra tuar and used the wire mesh to form the curves of my knees








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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Index in first post]
« Reply #574 on: May 10, 2014, 01:58 AM »
I took inspiration from Adenn Gra tuar and used the wire mesh to form the curves of my knees









I appreciate the shout, brotha...looks good so far!!!

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