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

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [complete redesign sketch p4]
« Reply #60 on: Oct 25, 2011, 11:39 AM »
Umm, well the nearest (insert object here - such as cat, dog, annoying sibling, etc)...??

I guess you could use an anti-static wrist wrap like those used for compter parts assembly...??

A very light misting spray of water or alcohol, which will also help keep the dust down a little as well??


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Re: Late Crusader in planning [complete redesign sketch p4]
« Reply #61 on: Oct 25, 2011, 03:56 PM »
Ah sorry, not static as in I get a shock, static cling.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [complete redesign sketch p4]
« Reply #62 on: Oct 25, 2011, 07:23 PM »
LOL, well they used to make that spray for women's dresses...? But I still think that a light misting of water, might help.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [complete redesign sketch p4]
« Reply #63 on: Nov 06, 2011, 06:04 PM »
Another non-update.  Back from vacation and back to sanding.  Yay.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [complete redesign sketch p4]
« Reply #64 on: Nov 11, 2011, 01:39 AM »
look what the easter bunny brought me today!






total of four spring-action airsofts; three broomhandles and a "TEC-9 shotgun" whatever that is.  I liked the look and thought I could play with it.   The broomhandles are all short-barrel with barrel extenders, some are shown with and without the extenders to see what they look like both ways.   So apparently I'll be playing with some DL-44s and a mystery blaster in the near future.  Going to hit the thrift shops this coming week to start greebing them up.  The DL-44s each came with both long and short mags, the "tec-9" came only with one long one.

[edit]  Just realized I never posted a "before" of my helmet dome.  I've gotten it sanded almost smoothe and picked up some filler primer tonight to hit it with a coat over the weekend, see where that leaves me.  pic of the current sanded and unpainted state to come shortly. [/edit]

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #65 on: Nov 11, 2011, 02:01 AM »
[some short time later....]





So it was a plastic "army helmet" from a costume shop, the olive coloring is apparently throughout the plastic.  I've sanded off the orange-peel texture and this weekend I'll hit it with a coat or two of filler primer and knock that down to see where that leaves me.  The brim in the front may either get ground/filed off, or I may wear it backwards and fill the lip instead as shown in this next pic, then build the face and sides up/out from there... opinions?


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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #66 on: Nov 11, 2011, 12:03 PM »
Something I would advise about those Mausers... that is the known base for the DL-44 which is a Modern era weapon. They would not be a good base to use for a late Crusader kit as the wepaon itself wasn't invented in the Star Wars timeline yet. The amount of modding required to make them work in that era would basically strip the gun down to nothing and waste a great base for a great gun.

While there is no hard and fast rule against using past era stuff on Modern Era builds (it is however, highly discouraged and a difficult uphill ballet anytime you era cross in your build) there are hard and fast rules about not even using modern era componants as bases for modding for past era costumes in the past era CRL's.

Those are great pieces for costuming and something really cool could be made from them but, utilizing them for a Late era build will not work.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #67 on: Nov 11, 2011, 12:37 PM »
 :-\  I had asked around about that issue and nobody seemed to think it would be a problem.  Guess I never asked the right people.  Next time I'll bug an app team member directly.  Thanks for saving me the time and frustration later!  Maybe I'll practice on one and sell/trade off the other two then. 

Given this, I'm in a bit of a pickle.  I looked through the wookiepedia article on blaster pistols when I was deciding on which to use.  They say blaster pistols were in use in the appropriate era, and they list about three dozen specific models of pistols.   Most of linked models have images, but the earliest one is marked as a "Rise of the Empire era".  Is there another source for reference pics anyone can recommend for TOR-era pistols or do I get/have to design the thing from scratch?   Or are there simply none with a dedicated [or properly annotated] wookiepedia page?  Should a Late Crusader not have blasters, and stick to melee weapons? 

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #68 on: Nov 11, 2011, 01:06 PM »
Well, you can make the DL-44 or DL-14's anyway. Just don't use them in your costume ;)
Btw: Great haul!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #69 on: Nov 11, 2011, 01:39 PM »
Alright, scoured around for screenshots from TOR for pistols and came up with a few reference pics.  Would anything along these lines be acceptable?







I'll see what I can come up with.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #70 on: Nov 11, 2011, 01:53 PM »
I think all of those would work, but could you make them with a Mauser, that is the ultimate question. :p Great finds!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #71 on: Nov 11, 2011, 03:45 PM »
no, certainly no C96 bases in there.  The "wild west" looking one could be a colt .45 revolver perhaps.   I might try to go with the first one of that set, the blocky one with the side-mag, but leaving off the laser sight.  Something along the lines of the yellow one in the second pic could work too...

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #72 on: Nov 11, 2011, 03:48 PM »
Can't wait to see it!  ;D

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #73 on: Nov 11, 2011, 05:01 PM »
Neither can I

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bits coming in to start work, p5]
« Reply #74 on: Nov 11, 2011, 06:14 PM »
I would recomend avoiding TOR references in your build. At this time because canonly speaking it is a complete mess. The game is set up for recognizibility for players and for LFL to make money. There is little in that is relevant to the costuming standards. Because of the continuity mess it is very unlikely we will have a dedicated CRL for the era. We MAY with enough interest in specific canon Mando's have CRL's but, not for the era specifically.

If you look in the threads pinned to the top of this subforum, you will see KOTOR references pics. Those would be good source material.

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