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

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #360 on: Jun 10, 2012, 06:53 PM »
Still not exactly sure what your doing with the t-shirt ??? but as long as it gets you approved it works for me (just don't expect me to try it  :-X )

Lookin' forward to more updates and don't bother trying to explain the t-shirt cuz I don't think I'll understand  ???  :P  :rolleyes:

Oya!  8)

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #361 on: Jun 10, 2012, 07:48 PM »
Still not exactly sure what your doing with the t-shirt ??? but as long as it gets you approved it works for me (just don't expect me to try it  :-X )

Lookin' forward to more updates and don't bother trying to explain the t-shirt cuz I don't think I'll understand  ???  :P  :rolleyes:

Oya!  8)

I believe he is using it to make the side pieces from. Resin the shirt and articulate it a bit were the sides are cut out of the shirt...or somethign like that

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #362 on: Jun 11, 2012, 09:33 PM »
Alright.  I disarmed Frank and pulled the torso plate off.  Maybe these shots will better explain what I did with the shirt:






The chest and back which you saw previously made from pep models were attached to the shirt.  Any areas of the shirt which were visible between the two were  resined along with the chest and back plates so that when I trimmed away the non-resined parts of the shirt I was left with a one-piece upper where the chest and back were connected together.   On the inside you can see where the shirt is still pristine white, those parts currently lay under the pep parts; any yellowed areas that you can see from the inside is tshirt that has been resined and hardened.

The concept worked exactly as I had hoped with one weeeeeeeeee exception.

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I forgot to account for my head.   I moulded the opening in the collar to fit my neck, not my head.   So I'll have to shave a bit off my cheeks, and my ears will have to go.  8)   Or I could cut eye slits in the chest plate, mount the helmet to the top and walk around as a 7' tall mando.... :P

I'll get on reinforcing the inside with fiberglass cloth tomorrow and gt the neck/head opening widened a bit after that.   oops  :P

There's always something I didn't think about beforehand... LOL  At least this one is a pretty easy fix; a little time with a dremel and it'll be right as rain.

Heading to the gym tonight so i likely won't get much work done, but back to the grindstone [or the Dremel, as the case may be] tomorrow.

Also, I've got the blaster almost to the point where I can show it off.  I still haven't figured out what separates a "modern" blaster style from a "crusader" style, but hopefully this time around will be a success.  then again.. maybe it will still be too "modern".  I want to get that sanded a bit more and all primed before I post it though, so hopefully tomorrow night.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #363 on: Jun 11, 2012, 09:56 PM »
Ooookaay I get it now 8) those pics with it off of Zappa made it clear  ;)
Good job Zophar! Keep it coming and I'm sure you'll make C6!

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #364 on: Jun 11, 2012, 10:02 PM »
Ooookaay I get it now 8) those pics with it off of Zappa made it clear  ;)

Glad to hear it.   Once I saw the inside I realized the pictured would explain a lot better than my words could.

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Good job Zophar! Keep it coming and I'm sure you'll make C6!

I just might, at that!



Also, over 6000 views.  Thanks for playing along at home, folks.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #365 on: Jun 11, 2012, 10:38 PM »
what-not OVER 9000 yet?

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #366 on: Jun 11, 2012, 10:39 PM »
what-not OVER 9000 yet?

... despite your best efforts... LOL

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #367 on: Jun 11, 2012, 10:41 PM »
LOL Coming together mate ;)

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #368 on: Jun 12, 2012, 12:31 AM »
I did that "neck size, not head size" thing with my first couple of vests. Took a few tries to get it right ;)

Doing great man. Excellent work.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [One-Piece Upper Torso Formed - p24]
« Reply #369 on: Jun 12, 2012, 02:55 AM »
As hinted earlier, some blaster shots.  I'd like an official word on if this meets Crusader CRL requirements before putting any more time into it.  I know it needs more sanding [smoothing and the logo removal] and paint and all that, but no point going down this road if the design is not appropriate.  I hope that this shape/design is the final overall shape with only some smoothing and minor greebling needed.




The white stick will be part of the final design, it is not just there to support the barrel extension.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [Blaster Preview - p25]
« Reply #370 on: Jun 12, 2012, 08:57 AM »
KotOR disruptor pistol style, BAM your in the clear.

see:  mandalorian desintegrator

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [Blaster Preview - p25]
« Reply #371 on: Jun 13, 2012, 06:24 AM »
I don't see why it won't work. I would possibly mod the magazine area some though make it a bit more of a power supply rather than a magazine.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [Blaster Preview - p25]
« Reply #372 on: Jun 13, 2012, 12:49 PM »
Were the hell is page 25?.....

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [Blaster Preview - p25]
« Reply #373 on: Jun 13, 2012, 09:08 PM »
Were the hell is page 25?.....
on my screen [and my laptop and my phone, so it isn't screen-size related] you are on it.. i fact, we'll be rolling over to p26 any post now I'd guess...


Been a busy week, no real updates since the blaster pics above.  I picked up a used airbrush set last night but the compressor needs a little work, I'll hopefully get that sorted out early next week and get cracking gain on the torso.  We're going camping this weekend so there won't be any work done after tomorrow.

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Re: Late Crusader in planning [Blaster Preview - p25]
« Reply #374 on: Jun 14, 2012, 05:54 AM »
lol, mine only goes up to 8, I must have a way bigger........well, you know what I mean...

(not in the dirty way, i mean the amount of stuff that can be desplayed on the page)

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