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

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bucket unveiled, p7]
« Reply #120 on: Mar 10, 2012, 12:16 PM »
All right then just wanted to know if this awsome kit was movin' along.
"I WILL be watching" *steps back into the shadows*

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bucket unveiled, p7]
« Reply #121 on: Mar 10, 2012, 12:18 PM »
I don't know about moving, but it is twitching and on life support... I won't let it go that easily :P

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [bucket unveiled, p7]
« Reply #122 on: Apr 10, 2012, 01:30 AM »
So.  An update.    I'm not dead yet.  In fact. there is a very good chance I'll be going to C6 so I've been in full-on saving/planning/building mode.  Also, the weather just got over 10 for the first time this weekend so maybe I can get some 'glassing done this week.   I am hoping to have at least a glassed bucket in time for Vancouver FanExpo in two weeks' time.

So this is where I stand right now:




Yes, those are HALO shoulders and I have a mock-up of how I am going to be modding them here:



There will be extensive changes, but I thought they would be easier to cut and form with the dremel once they have some resin on them rather than trying to cut the model with an x-acto without popping any of the glue joints or slicing a finger off. The purple "stripe" will be a nearly vertical band using the bondo-and-weather-stripping method I've seen used on here on a few WIPs, separating the shoulder bells into three distinct "parts" and the profile will be reshaped quite a bit as you can see.   There may well have been an easier way to do this, but I don't know it.

As always, fire away.  Maybe between now and C6 I might perhaps make it down to a CK or Terenenerenek armour party and get some in-person advice, if they'll have me.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #123 on: Apr 10, 2012, 05:18 PM »
Looks good Zophar! I like the HALO shoulders, they really fit in with the helmet. Just make sure to mod them enough to look crusader-y.
I look forward to seeing your glassed bucket!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #124 on: Apr 10, 2012, 05:55 PM »
it looks Ok-i-day as Jar-Jar would say, I would advise the bondo glass/hair opposed to the pink stuff for building up that strip though-it's less likely to chip or get damaged in a very noticable way-bondoglass is kind of an OD green/brown colour once it's mixed. So it may look a bit less painful should u suffer some damages to it.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #125 on: Apr 10, 2012, 06:55 PM »
 Serim - thanks, and so am I :P   i may be redoing
The bucket, not 100%.  May leave the changes for a future upgrade instead.


Dresdon - thanks for the tip, that was what I was thinking too, good to have it confirmed.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #126 on: Apr 10, 2012, 07:45 PM »
adn then-I would glass the whole thing over [inside&out] for good measure, jsut so there isnt the possibility of you banging it in a doorway and knocking the bondo part off of the resined paper, you don't need to but it's just a thought.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #127 on: Apr 10, 2012, 07:46 PM »
adn then-I would glass the whole thing over [inside&out] for good measure,

there's another way??

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #128 on: Apr 10, 2012, 07:48 PM »
say what?

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #129 on: Apr 10, 2012, 07:52 PM »
say what?

Definitely the bondo fumes :P

Yes, it hadn't occurred to me not to glass both sides.  Do some people only glass the outside??

I was planning on getting my wife to help me make a duct-tape body cast today so I can get working on the chest/back/abs but it's suck a gorgeous day out right now I may grab the resin and hit the balcony... maybe I can do a coat of resin now and we can do the duct-tape after dinner when it is dark out....

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #130 on: Apr 10, 2012, 07:54 PM »
yea-I've seen people just do fiberglass on the outside, put some resin inside, and sand the outside.   In one sentence;  Glass it, Bondo it, Glass it again, and then it should feel like a piece of cement.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #131 on: Apr 10, 2012, 08:02 PM »
What I was thinking was take the cardboard as is, do a coat or three  [depending on how thick that stuff goes on] of straight resin in and out, then resin with glass cloth in and out for another layer or two, bondo the outside, spot putty the outside, thin coat of resin over the bondo, then prime, paint, weather, wear, realize it no longer fits, and toss it off the balcony.

Hopefully omitting the last two steps there.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #132 on: Apr 10, 2012, 08:05 PM »
Lol, sounds good enough

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #133 on: Apr 14, 2012, 12:26 AM »
Didja get the bucket glassed?  ???

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #134 on: Apr 14, 2012, 12:35 AM »
nope, not yet.  I am working with CyraxLionheart on a slightly different design.  And I mean  "working with" in the same way my boss does... I'm sitting here saying "could you do that for me?  no no no... more like this.. there you go.. now about that other thing..."

I also decided my first 'glassing should likely be the shoulders or the chest as they will be far easier to replace when I screw up my first time.  That said, I have gotten almost the entire torso ready for resin.  I hope to have the whole thing pepped and modded and ready for glass by the end of the weekend.  The bucket is on pause until I see if what Cyrax and I get modelled will be closer to what I had in mind [or perhaps if it just looks better than what I had in mind..]   Alas, it appears that I will not have a glassed bucket to carry around FanExpo next weekend.


Thanks for checking up on me though.  I'll post torso shots, perhaps even fitted, as soon as I have the bits and bobs done for a fitting some time early next week.  I promise, Zophar is not vaporware :D

You vode who post a completed kit over a weekend simply amaze me... :D

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