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

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #405 on: Jul 09, 2012, 10:41 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.

You like the old one better?  When I first saw this one I was a little disappointed that it lost the organic curves and lost the Demagol inspiration I was initially going for, but as it came together it grew on me.

I appreciate the honesty!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #406 on: Jul 09, 2012, 10:50 PM »
It might grow on me too, that's why I'm still on the fence. But, yeah, I do miss the old one.
So how about a shot with the new helmet, chest and shoulders? -batting eyelashes- :laugh: ;)

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [MK2 Helmet Unveiling - p27]
« Reply #407 on: Jul 09, 2012, 11:31 PM »
I have not yet separated the chest and back, which is a fairly recent decision, and I was wanting to wait till I got the torso plates primed to get more pics up, but how can I resist when you ask so sweetly? :P

Disclaimers:  The horizontal of the T visor will be thicker/taller/wider [however you want to put that] and I know that the back is not symmetrical, that can and will be easily fixed by separating the back from the front as mentioned a few posts back.  I also plan on a two-ab-plate style with the lower one tucked a little behind the pouches but have to reshape them so they both fit with that belt.  The one in the pic is a paceholder/working-template which clearly needs to be reshaped.  More pouches came today but I missed the delivery so I'll have to run to the post office tomorrow to claim them.  The flightsuit still needs butt pockets removed and velcro or buttons to tighten the cuffs... there is a LOT of work yet to do...

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This is the first time I am seeing it all worn together also... A couple of things jump out, but i general I see heavy Rohlan Dyre influence which wasn't intentional but not at all undesirable and a couple of little things I notice right away, but please lay on.. other than the caveats above, what do you think?

I think maybe the 2" belt alone isn't going to cut it.  It gets marginalized by the hard parts and my gut.

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I actually kind of like it all together. As for the belt, with the more pouches and the longer ab plate, it'll probably look fine. I'd definitely go heavy on the pouches (dunno how many you had come in), and you might want to consider a 'belt buckle' of sorts. For example, on my legacy kit, I literally just cut out a piece of 14 gauge aluminum in a shape I wanted (in that case, the shape of the buckles worn by the legacy era mandos) and attached it to the front of the belt with velcro. Has nothing at all to do with the belt fastening, but it looks cooler than without it.

Otherwise, only issue I see is the back plate shaping, but there's plenty of time to get that sorted ;D.

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What is on there now is one unit of three connected pouches.  I have another 2 of those coming in plus a single smaller pistol-ammo pouch.  I think it should be enough, I don't want the entire belt covered in pouches for this kit I don't think.  The belt buckle is an idea I hadn't thought of. I'll toss that around a bit and see what I can come up with.  Thanks!

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Oughtta be plenty of pouches, and your welcome, always glad to help :).

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I like how the bucket looks with the kit vod. This is gona look mean when you get it all done lol

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omg vod!

if you still want the respirator cartridge style thinig going on, crack open one of those old spinny dial phones, the ones that have lead weights in them? the speaker looks like a respirator cartridge, and serves as a functional speaker(you jsut have to MAX the volume)
heres my speaker-helmet greeb that i posted on another thread about teh design theme for my DESTROYER....ignore the hunk pose and jsut look at the greeb rofl

only thing about these speakers though is how to get them on, you would have to drill a hole about teh size of the palstic base ring and slide that into teh cheek and then use Ethyl2 Cyano acrylate maybe?       but yea, may ressurect your gas-mask look a bit maybe?

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Oughtta be plenty of pouches, and your welcome, always glad to help :).

Got my delivery today and it appears my memory module is defective.  I got three additional matching belts to cut down for straps and only one additional set of pouches, not two.  I'd have sworn otherwise, but they only charged me for one so no big complaint either way.  So I have a set of three pouches on each hip and I'll likely do one large "tool pouch" in a drop-rig on my left thigh plate, but I think that is a future upgrade if at all.

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wow!

thats starting to look like a kit! :D

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After seeing it up close I can honestly say his kit's amazing and pics doesn't give it full justice, when this kit is done its gonna be legen... wait for it... dary!

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After seeing it up close I can honestly say it's amazing and pics doesn't give it full justice, when this kit is done its gonna be legen... wait for it... dary!

Too kind, Sir, too kind.  I actually hadn't put it all on at once until these pics so I am  little surprised how well it has all came together Zophar so far. :P  Still plenty of work to do, but seeing it all together is nice.  It looks like it is further along than I had feared.

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...little surprised how well it has all came together Zophar so far. :P 

Okay that was "Punny"  :laugh:

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The back looks a bit much wide, you could maybe put a 2" piece of webbing on the top of teh shoulders and have glued on snaps with another piece of 2" webbing somewere along the sides so you don't have the big wide back part?       resined stuff can be reformed via heatgun can't it? :-\

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The back looks a bit much wide, you could maybe put a 2" piece of webbing on the top of teh shoulders and have glued on snaps with another piece of 2" webbing somewere along the sides so you don't have the big wide back part?       resined stuff can be reformed via heatgun can't it? :-\

it will be sorted when I separate the front and back.  Most of what you see making it look too wide in the pics are the sections that are being removed, plus a couple other bits will be trimmed down in the separation process to make the shapes work well together.  [[Oh teh noes!  I've become a Separatist?!?!one??] Cast resin can be reformed by heating, fiberglass resin can not.  Or at least, you SHOULDN'T be able to. LOL

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