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

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #390 on: Jul 02, 2012, 02:40 AM »
Well atleast you learned a bunch in making it  :)

I just can't wait till you get that helmet put together!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #391 on: Jul 02, 2012, 09:03 AM »
OMG it's the canadain version of Conan O'brian!   jk jk



Well 'der ya go-you know; you could store a Camel-Pak in the recess of the back plate...


and don't be too concearned with teh torso looking like the ManBra, once you get the abs on/sculpted w/e the "ManBra" will blend in better....If you'd seen my torso plate bondo shenanigans you'd realise, lol.....

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #392 on: Jul 02, 2012, 01:13 PM »
OMG it's the canadain version of Conan O'brian!   jk jk

Yeah.. got it gut yesterday, wasn't entirely thrilled by the comb-over she gave me but ah well.. hair is hair.

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you could store a Camel-Pak in the recess of the back plate...
that was the design and purpose  :D  this sardine thinks ahead when building his can.

Well atleast you learned a bunch in making it  :)

Absolutely.  The next one will improve, and the one after that, etc..

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I just can't wait till you get that helmet put together!

Then here's a teaser for ya:


all parts cut and sorted, assembly started.  I've got three whole pieces together so far!  only 87 left to go ROFL    I'm doing the horizontal ridge first to make sure the thing will fit, then I'll build the center of the dome to make sure it fits that way, then get on with it.  Try to minimize turn-around time if I didn't scale it well.  Getting the helmet done will be a huge weight off my back.. looking forward to this.

Last night while I had the torso on for those photos I also sorted out how I will be connecting the shoulder bells, so I'm a bit relieved that they will be fairly easy to attach.  I couldn't finalize that idea until I had the chest and back to test fit against.  Future reference, build the torso before the shoulders and you can form the latter to fit the former.   Hindsight is bloody obvious.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #393 on: Jul 02, 2012, 02:05 PM »
I've been palying wround with the idae of puting a trap door on the backplate of my jetpack to store a water bladder with the hose lookng like a flamethrower hose-going to chop the ends of a SS braided faucet hose and shrink-wrap it to prevent fraying, then pass teh hose through with wire pulling lube  :laugh:     And...maybe like....have it run under the side of teh vest were the rest of it will be rolled up in a belt pouch or something....idk, jsut tossin' yoou some ideas  :)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #394 on: Jul 02, 2012, 02:16 PM »
nah, no visible hoses for me on this kit.  I'll run the bladder in the backplate and run the hose under my balaclava/helmet skirt right into the bucket.  easy.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #395 on: Jul 02, 2012, 03:47 PM »
Then here's a teaser for ya:


Okay I actualy laughed out loud at that! :P :laugh: I do not envy you in putting THAT together! :o ;)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #396 on: Jul 02, 2012, 04:46 PM »
Thing about teh neck seal thing is that
1:concstrict movment/feel wierd and stuff
2: how are you gonna access it withing the helmet?...

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #397 on: Jul 09, 2012, 01:18 AM »
After seeing what Zophar has done so far in person, this is gonna be a sick kit when all is said and done

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [Torso Update - p26]
« Reply #398 on: Jul 09, 2012, 01:37 AM »
After seeing what Zophar has done so far in person, this is gonna be a sick kit when all is said and done


Thanks Bubba.  Along those lines, my mom used to have a saying which is awfully fitting for this weekend: "When all is said and done, more is always said than done."  LOL  I didn't get any real work done, but the affirmation from you vode was worth a LOT.  I'm very glad to hear that you folks liked where I was going with it and I'm looking forward to getting more work into it this week now.

For those who weren't there this weekend at the CK armor party, I unveiled my mk2 bucket:





Fiberglassing starts tomorrow.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #399 on: Jul 09, 2012, 08:06 AM »
Imight bring that fin bakc a bit so it sticks out towards the back a bit like a clone trooper helmet, looks damn good though  :D


You should paint the protruding mandible to look like tusks or soemthing....not walrus style, but slightly mytho style maybe....or fangs...idk


watching my early mornign cartoons and i got an idea(jk, I don;t watch TV anymore.....unless the TWD is on(the walking dead)
you could easily dubb the old 70s Scooby-Doo intro with like..."Cyrax lionhart were-are you, we''ve got some work to do now..............zophar needs that helmet so he'll be raedy for an attack"

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #400 on: Jul 09, 2012, 09:00 AM »
I've glanced at your thread here and there, but any questions you had seemed to have been answered by then so I refrained from just reiterating (if you had an unanswered and want my input, please feel free to re-ask :)), but I just wanted to say that when I saw that helmet the now, my initial reaction was literally, out loud, 'what the f--- is that monstrosity?'. However, it fits the Crusader mind-set and appearance to a T...so, well done ;D.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #401 on: Jul 09, 2012, 01:12 PM »
Once again excelent work ner vod! That's gunna be some kinda bucket when it's all 'glassed up and painted :D

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #402 on: Jul 09, 2012, 01:51 PM »
Thanks vode.  I went a wee bit in the other extreme and could have gotten away with a smaller scaling, but once padding is in there it should work well.  No complaints at the AP about bobble-heading so that's a good sign.  Once I get it glassed enough to be stable I'll post some better pics but as of right now it is not terribly strong.  Future reference: design pep models with visors intact and cut them out later like resin buckets do.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #403 on: Jul 09, 2012, 06:15 PM »
You wont get bobbleheadness, I was worried about that with mine which (to me) seems proportionally bigger (not counting mandibales), I have less bulky armour and even without shoulders mine seems okay.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #404 on: Jul 09, 2012, 10:38 PM »
I'm kinda on the fence with the new version of the helmet.  :-\ I think I'll hold out giving a final opinion till I see it with some of the other pieces.

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