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

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My deadline is...(checks watch) 9 days.  :o


Good progress though. I suggest making both legs out of fiberglass, the PVC one will undoubtably behave differantly than the fiberglass one ...

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That Helmet rocks. . .

Thanks vod :D

 
I suggest making both legs out of fiberglass, the PVC one will undoubtably behave differantly than the fiberglass one ...

Obviously.

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I went to a CK armor party this past weekend and got a lot of wok done on the bucket.  It's really starting to take shape.  I'll get some pictures up in another day or two when I get a nice day outside to take them, but to hold you over, here is a side-by-side of a 1:1, an MDSB XL, and my bucket for size comparison:





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I like your helmet a lot. reminds me a bit of the helmets from an old anime called super dimensional cavalry southern cross

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Looks good, the mandibles remind me kind of the teeth on a mytho skull.....  :rolleyes:

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I hadn't realized how beefy that helmet is until you did a side by side. :P 
 This kit is really starting to take shape.

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Nothing like a coat of primer for a demoralizing reality check.  I had thought that maybe I was getting close enough to think about paint this weekend.  I was wrong. :P  It is certainly coming along, but not that well, clearly.  I had left the mandibles for last intentionally, so I has expected those to need a good bit more work, the rest is getting there...  must.  work.  faster.  maybe my boss will let me call in sick for the next four weeks??  The CVI deadline is looking less and less possible.  I just don't have the time required to put into this for that timeline it seems.   Ah well, it was a goal, not the end of the world.  I can, at least, have a killer bucket to show off, at the very least... :D

Current state of affairs:




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Oh.....you must sleep...take a lesson from Dresdon here, who hasn't slept in over 72hours. You are wasting like 9 hours sleeping! you could have all that sanding done in 9 hours of work!     COME ON, MAN!             

FAQ: Dresdon, are you insane, or on something?
ANSWER: Yes, I am completly insane-I needn't any pick-me-ups.

I spent 6 hours last night messin around with placement, components,, ect. in my own helmet, and now I will quite likely make my deadline(saturday and sunday Sci-Fi convention) because I gave up sleep.

C'mon vod, SAND THAT HELMET, I SAY-SAND!



flip through some KotOR comics for motivation if a kick in the shebs won't do it  ;D

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #443 on: Jul 25, 2012, 08:57 PM »
sleeping isn't nearly as much of a time sink as working is....

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #444 on: Jul 25, 2012, 09:44 PM »
I hear 'ya there vod

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #445 on: Aug 05, 2012, 12:14 AM »
suc'coy, vode!  I haven't run yet, I've just been less anxious to post every little detail now that I have had to admit that I can't finish this in time for CVI.  I've been taking it slower, getting things done correctly rather than rushing a deadline I'll regret, and catching up on some social life that I passed up on in my mad rush.  Work is progressing nicely though and here's a wee spoiler as proof:



The dome is almost perfectly smooth and the mandibles are coming along.   There are some spots here and there, but it's coming along.  The stripes you see are where I finished the channels then filled them with weather stripping so they wouldn't get ruined.  The weather stripping will come out before I paint and it should look pretty good.


also, went to Salvation Army today looking for some summer clothes for the Orlando trip and found these, couldn't pass them up:




yes, you read that right.  $3 each.  I don't know what I'll do with them yet, but how could I say no?




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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #446 on: Aug 05, 2012, 12:34 AM »
Pretty good price on the blasters, those are like $11.99 new-you put batteries in them yet?

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #447 on: Aug 05, 2012, 12:38 AM »
nah.  one rattles quite a bit when I shake it, I'm assuming the electronics are broken but didn't bother testing them.

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #448 on: Aug 05, 2012, 10:38 AM »
Awesome, good find, great price !!

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Re: Zophar Ptay - Late Crusader Engineer [bucket update - p30]
« Reply #449 on: Aug 05, 2012, 12:08 PM »
Probably just part of the trigger. Before you go putting bondo on them, I suggest opening them up to investigate. The orange barrel parts light  up fance colours-worst case scenario you could put shiny tubes in them or some of them wooden dowels that look like DC-15 barrels.

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