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

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #165 on: Apr 16, 2012, 03:49 PM »
oh sorry-i'm an uber geek. Things like this escape my grasp of knowing just about everything possible to know

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [more torso work, p11]
« Reply #166 on: Apr 17, 2012, 01:39 AM »
Alright, so I got a minute today and did some work on my chest plates.  The Neo ab section has been removed, as planned, and the "pecks" were extended a half-unit further down to cover the entire rib cage.  Next I have to finish enclosing the bottom edge as shown in the second pic, then build the collar plate section which will wrap up and hook over the shoulders.  I am still debating the section that I initially planned to put under the arms.  Current thought is to leave that as soft strapping instead of hard plates.   Suggestions on that matter?




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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #167 on: Apr 17, 2012, 04:20 AM »
Well that is a very manly looking bra you have there my good vod  :P, looking good though.

In my opinion I'd say it would look better if you had hard coverings if you going to go with the chest piece being conected to the gorget which conects to the back piece. But I may be a bit confused on how your going to be putting everything together.

To save time, if your gorget is going to be something like Boba Fetts set up (gorget bolting straight to the backplate) then I'd recomend a claim shell look like the TK's and CT's for the sides. If your going to have small strap looking material conecting the gorget to the backplate, then straps on the sides should look fine.

Apparently I need for coffee tonight...

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [first trial fit, p10]
« Reply #168 on: Apr 17, 2012, 06:26 AM »
whats lingerie?  :-[

I wouldn't think a little kid would know about that adult stuff yet lol You coulda just googled it  :laugh:

But yes, ladies undergarments...and other stuff - which shall remain unmentioned lol


And back on topic: It's looking pretty good vod :) As always, a real kit always seems to like to veer away from the original design lol But despite, kits usually turn out awesome  8) Looking forward to see what's coming next!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1, p11]
« Reply #169 on: Apr 17, 2012, 04:18 PM »
 :laugh:




I'm not a lil'kid I'm 15   :'(

lil'kid is under 10  >:(

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1, p11]
« Reply #170 on: Apr 18, 2012, 01:00 AM »
If you're under 18, you are technically a kid. I even call people 4 years younger them I am kid, so holster that blaster  ;) I didn't say little anyhow...

Zophar, sorry about the thread jack...  :rolleyes:

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1, p11]
« Reply #171 on: Apr 18, 2012, 09:00 AM »
Zophar, sorry about the thread jack...  :rolleyes:

Typically I would be hard pressed to find any objections too a rousing lingerie discussion, but lets get back to what's important here... ME :D :P

If there's anything around here more important than my ego, I want it caught and shot now!
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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1, p11]
« Reply #172 on: Apr 18, 2012, 09:21 AM »
Typically I would be hard pressed to find any objections too a rousing lingerie discussion, but lets get back to what's important here... ME :D :P

If there's anything around here more important than my ego, I want it caught and shot now!
 - Zaphod Beeblebrox


Indeed Sir .....    8)



I can't wait to see where this Goes ......  Big like button push !


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                       under 25 is a kid .
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But Personality and Attitude goes a long way in my book .
Not to mention Grammar and Vocabulary ....  :rolleyes:

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #173 on: Apr 20, 2012, 12:48 AM »
Alright kiddies, let's set the lingerie aside for a moment *snicker* and get back to me!   Update and advice time!

The string I was using to position the chest had been replaced by a template for the gorget.  I will be adding 3-Dification to it to match with the rest of the chest plates and taper down to about this thin at the top of the shoulders once I'm happy with the shape.  I think it is pretty close to where I want it and may start on building it up next if it looks good to anyone else.  I'm looking for advice on plate sizing and placement in particular.



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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #174 on: Apr 20, 2012, 01:25 AM »
*makes a cough/clearing throat sound*

Can I leave you some constructive criticism?

*smiles sweetly*

Just the chest piece alone...erm...well, it looks like boob plates  :laugh: ;D :-[ They might be a tad too wide and tall for a male chest

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #175 on: Apr 20, 2012, 05:18 AM »
How long is a moment really, cause I think we need to get back to the mando bra talk  :P

In all serriousness though I think the chest plate is a couple inches or so to wide and I think it needs to be raised about two inches up.

Or...

The wings on the side of the chest plate would have to be tapered down to your sides leading into pieces for the clamshell look.
Also instead of moving it up you may want to add another inch or two to the chests hieght kinda like you did in the photoshop.

If your able I'd play around with the pep settings a bit and reprint instead of just adding on.

Have a good one,
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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #176 on: Apr 20, 2012, 07:15 PM »
well, 11 hours and over 20 views later and you are the only two comments, so I will assume that everyone else is playing the "don't got nothing nice to say don't say nothin at all" game and you have the consensus.  I'm a little confused though.

Can I leave you some constructive criticism?

sure! please do!

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*smiles sweetly*

Oh osik.. I'm in trouble now... I know that look....  :laugh:

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Just the chest piece alone...erm...well, it looks like boob plates  :laugh: ;D :-[

My mother-in-law diplomatically said I have "hanging pecks" so maybe it's my Buddha-like physique making it look like boob plates? :P  On that note, I'll take note of that though and use the same base template for my wife's kit when I get around to hers.... neither of us are big fans of the torpedo chest plates.

They might be a tad too wide and tall for a male chest
In all serriousness though I think the chest plate is a couple inches or so to wide and I think it needs to be raised about two inches up.

Concensus!  I'll look into narrowing them a bit and raising them

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Also instead of moving it up you may want to add another inch or two to the chests hieght kinda like you did in the photoshop.

I added almost four inches to the lower portion already [the part that is not blue is manually done] and had planned to add depth/height to the shoulder straps if the placement and sizing was alright, which it sounds not to be.


Thank you both for your advice and input.  I don't want to sound/look like I am ignoring the advice but I want to try fitting on some side "straps" for the clamshell look, maybe even building on a backplate into a one-piece upper, just for the practice before starting a new piece... a little extra practice modding/winging it wouldn't hurt.  Thanks for being Mando enough to tell me you didn't like it. :D :P  Who knows, maybe with the abs, shoulders and clamshell in place it won't look so bad. :P  I have some time to kill before the new bucket model will be finished so I may as well get some practice in with this guy. 

Cheers :D

Anyone else care to weigh in, please do so. Positive, negative, or "what they said".. it's all beneficial.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #177 on: Apr 20, 2012, 07:30 PM »
Thanks for being Mando enough to tell me you didn't like it. :D :P  Who knows, maybe with the abs, shoulders and clamshell in place it won't look so bad. Anyone else care to weigh in, please do so. Positive, negative, or "what they said".. it's all beneficial.

well in that case.......with the current chest plate as-is you look like a cross-dresser!@   jk-I would take a look at talos kot's torso plates for reference on how to make pec.incorperating plates look less like brazziers.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #178 on: Apr 20, 2012, 07:47 PM »
yeah, the Talos torso is a lot like he overall shape I had in mind at the beginning, actually.  I just have to figure out how to make it :P

[edit=add] To that end, I am currently looking for a clone trooper chest pep file to bastardize as that was his base for the pec area. [/edit]

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [modified chest - stage 1.5, p12]
« Reply #179 on: Apr 20, 2012, 08:26 PM »
if you shape the pecs kind of like he did once you reach bondo, it should be all kewl.

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