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

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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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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #135 on: Apr 14, 2012, 12:43 AM »
Awww bummer! Interested in this new helmet design, can't wait to see it.

I was gunna say more but the Canucks a stinkin' it up  >:( and I don't feel like typin' any more  :blank:

I look forward to progress!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #136 on: Apr 14, 2012, 09:02 AM »
I did mine in 3.4 monthes.    Mind you-with just about all the materials lyeing around.   And I don't have a life what-so-ever. Nor have I ever had a girlfriend. I could keep going-but I don't want to undercut myself :P

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #137 on: Apr 14, 2012, 09:20 AM »
I will try and get this to you later this evening. If I would have known you were on a timetable I would have been busting my butt this weekend instead of being a slacker!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [prelim shoulders, p9]
« Reply #138 on: Apr 14, 2012, 10:57 AM »
I will try and get this to you later this evening. If I would have known you were on a timetable I would have been busting my butt this weekend instead of being a slacker!

And if I wanted you busting your butt for me, I might have mentioned it.   Don't worry about it.  I have so many other parts that are in the works right now, the bucket isn't a huge deal.  As I said, I'd rather mess up a shoulder or a chest plate that is easier to replace than the 97-part, 16-page bucket. LOL  Take your time, chillax.  [[what.. I'm bringing it back...]]

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit shoulders, p10]
« Reply #139 on: Apr 14, 2012, 01:20 PM »
It is awfully hard to get a picture of yourself without blocking the view when you can't see, and My Lady is still asleep so I'm getting some work done.   I think I am going to lose the built-in abs and go with a set of my own design.  That is Cyrax's neo-crusader chest model that I put together last night, which looks like it should fit beautifully with my initial plan with very little modification other than removing the abs and adding my own segmented ab plate.  I was also initially planning on having the collar and chest as a single piece, so I may add in some "straps" to go over the shoulders also when I get around to modding the chest.

Without further ado, the pics of this morning's test fitting are here

For those of you playing along at home, here is the initial concept sketch and my current status, side by side:




Those are still the base straight-out-of-HALO shoulders, so they will get much closer once I get around to cutting them up and adding to them, as seen in the mockup I posted earlier.  Seeing them side by side, I think I'll also extend the "pecs" on the chest plate down another half-block, and adding in the shoulder "strap" can give me the v-neck look also.  So the only real big change from concept is cutting out the under-arm bit of the chest, which would be more practically done with straps instead.

All in alll.. I'm on my way.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #140 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:04 PM »
Lookin' good Zophar! Chast plate looks mean and macho! And I just noticedfrom this angle those shoulders look a little like Mighty Duck masks....a little  :-\ lol Looks good man! Keep it up!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #141 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:07 PM »
when  was putting the shoulders together, all I could see was a wolf's head, but it's almost impossible to point it out now that they are done.  It's funny how we see images and shapes in things like that.  My wife saw it and said "wouldn't it have been so much easier to just buy football pads?"  *sigh* 

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #142 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:08 PM »
  My wife saw it and said "wouldn't it have been so much easier to just buy football pads?"  *sigh*

LOL  ;D :P

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #143 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:09 PM »
I had no idea .... Very cool Ner'vod ......  8)

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #144 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:10 PM »
Looking good bud, i cant wait to see more :D

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #145 on: Apr 14, 2012, 02:57 PM »
Nice........that would look good in blue with a broom head on the helmet  :rolleyes:

thats not sarcasm!@
sort of like these senate guards in armour.   Thats jsut what I see looking really good tied in with it.





something like this perhaps?

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #146 on: Apr 14, 2012, 03:26 PM »
Nice ..... I kinda like that .... 
I definitely looks mean  ..... in a Cool Way ...  8)

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #147 on: Apr 14, 2012, 03:32 PM »
and of course-we all know Mandalorians are the Spartans of star wars, and the mandalorian wars was like the Alxander the great's conquest of the known world, so I would asume there wouldn't be any CRL violations in previous post`s stated design.



[Yes, I know that the Spartans weren`t Romans]

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #148 on: Apr 14, 2012, 03:40 PM »
hrm.. it does look a lot like a hoplite helmet, now that you mention it :\

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #149 on: Apr 14, 2012, 03:43 PM »
It's still really nice >.>

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