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 Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build [-->PIC HEAVY<--]

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DAY TWENTY-TWO: BOOTS/BACKPACK/GAUNTLET WORK:

Ok...quick update for today...

Rigged up LEDs for rebreather pack



also, lil tip to those that are having problems keeping LED stalks from getting crossed...hot glue them to popsicle sticks. guaranteed to lift and separate! (bad bra joke, I know...but it does work to keep the stalks separate)

set forms for boots and guards, as well as constructed gauntlet forms.







looks like tomorrow night is Fiberglassapalooza 2014!!!

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DAY TWENTY-THREE: BOOTS/GAUNTLETS/BACKPACK WORK:

Fiberglassapalooza 2014, Day 1!!

Shaped and glassed one shknee and partial gauntlet (the spikey bits)







Also added some dimension to the outside walls of the rebreather pack, after having mounted it to the back plate









I figure at the rate I'm going adding these little details to the kit, I should be done in approximately 18 years  :P

Tomorrow is yet another night of fiberglassapalooza 2014: night 2!!!

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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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18 years?   Amateur!   I should have mine done next millennia or so.   :-P


I love watching your vision come to reality

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Late Crusader WIP

If it aint broke, fix it till it is.

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18 years?   Amateur!   I should have mine done next millennia or so.   :-P


I love watching your vision come to reality

As do I, vod!

DAY TWENTY-FOUR: BOOTS/GAUNTLETS/BACKPACK/HELMET WORK:

Initial glasswork done on the second boot/shknees, second gauntlet, and rebreather pack sides









also laid down the first layer of filler primer on the helmet





NEXT:

rough sanding boots/shknees & gauntlets & finish sanding rebreather pack ready for priming.

cut out chest, collar, bicep, thigh & neckguard  and set up forms for glassing.

begin saber hilt designs

braid padawan braids

set up boxing for pouches

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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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DAY TWENTY-FIVE: BOOTS/GAUNTLETS/BACKPACK/CHEST PLATES WORK:

Painted the backpack after final sanding done, with etching primer.



First glassing on toecaps done, as well as sanding and touch-up glassing on shknees

Also finished glassing the edging of the gauntlets...



cut out and wireformed the chest plates. First initial glassing before structural glasswork and sinew strapping attachment (you'll see  8) )





tomorrow night? Beer and sanding and glassing, oh my!


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Amazinnggg work vod :o

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DAY TWENTY-SIX:GAUNTLETS/BACKPACK/BOOTS/CHESTPLATES WORK:

UPDATE TIME:

Shknees and toecaps trimmed and ready for resin jelly



Resin jelly applied to gauntlets



First coat done on rebreather pack



Chest piece glassed on backside, awaiting strapping



more work coming tonight...

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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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Amazinnggg work vod :o

thank you, vod

DAY TWENTY-SIX CONT.:GAUNTLETS/HELMET/BACKPACK WORK:

As promised, update before bed...

Didnt take a pic of it, but threw on a 2nd coat of black onto the rebreather pack.

Also, rubberized the inside and etch primed the outside of the gauntlets, after sanding the outside for aesthetic purposes.



And rubberized the inside of the helmet for comfort purposes



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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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I seriously hope your gonna make C7, cause I want a pic with you!
I LOVE the way those Shnees are turning out! Wicked looking. 8)

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I seriously hope your gonna make C7, cause I want a pic with you!
I LOVE the way those Shnees are turning out! Wicked looking. 8)

I do plan on it. I'll probably do the EC the first day, as it is quite intense costuming to wear.

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See you there :-D

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Late Crusader WIP

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DAY TWENTY-SEVEN: BACKPACK/BOOTS/CHEST PLATES WORK:

UPDATE TIME!

shknees etch primed



Mockup with chest plates



rebreather pack painted, awaiting detail paint work and weathering


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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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The rebreather pack almost seems too "modern". (Honestly, it looks more Late Crusader to me.) I was waiting to see it painted and finished before I said anything cause I wasn't sure where you were going to end up with it. But, everything I've come across on an EC has still been pretty primitive looking including their packs. (Most have that funky life saver looking thing.) I would shoot the PO and App Team a message to double check. ;)

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The rebreather pack almost seems too "modern". (Honestly, it looks more Late Crusader to me.) I was waiting to see it painted and finished before I said anything cause I wasn't sure where you were going to end up with it. But, everything I've come across on an EC has still been pretty primitive looking including their packs. (Most have that funky life saver looking thing.) I would shoot the PO and App Team a message to double check. ;)

There was still technology even back then. I'll run it by them when it's done, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

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VERY nice job you did so far!  :o 8)

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Thank you all for your kind words

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT: BICEP PLATES WORK:

rebreather pack weathered



bicep plates rough sanded and resin jelly coated for final sanding



**who said all early crusaders have to be "bone colored", lol**

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Munit oyacyir Vaulr.

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Nice! i like them!

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The rebreather pack almost seems too "modern". (Honestly, it looks more Late Crusader to me.) I was waiting to see it painted and finished before I said anything cause I wasn't sure where you were going to end up with it. But, everything I've come across on an EC has still been pretty primitive looking including their packs. (Most have that funky life saver looking thing.) I would shoot the PO and App Team a message to double check. ;)

First off let me say great looking kit, i like the work you've put into you build but this backpack is a bit too modern like seugtai previously stated. If you can find a way to make it look more primitive that will be fine but as is it is too much like Late Crusader

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First off let me say great looking kit, i like the work you've put into you build but this backpack is a bit too modern like seugtai previously stated. If you can find a way to make it look more primitive that will be fine but as is it is too much like Late Crusader

And what would you suggest for modification purposes that would differentiate it between eras?

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Leather and Boneplating!

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Leather and Boneplating!

I may use leather, but I'm going to go with brass, as it is a rebreather pack, and I just don't see how bone could be a structurally sound component for even rudimentary breathing packs.

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Just because it does not seem real does not mean you should not attempt it. Remember this is Star Wars, they have giant ships that can jump from one side of the galaxy to the other in a few hours and have blasters and lightsabers and space stations the size of small moons. It does not need to be "stucturally sound" it needs to look like it came from the comics. Best way to do that, bone covering or leather. I think that bone would look best.

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Just because it does not seem real does not mean you should not attempt it. Remember this is Star Wars, they have giant ships that can jump from one side of the galaxy to the other in a few hours and have blasters and lightsabers and space stations the size of small moons. It does not need to be "structurally sound" it needs to look like it came from the comics. Best way to do that, bone covering or leather. I think that bone would look best.

Personally I'd use a copper, possibly a bronze colour, as Adenn said he would. I wouldn't want to breath through a bone of some long deceased animal. And copper especially is easily shaped and worked - even easier than bone when I've tried.

I can see how painting with colours is slightly out of the style that was generally used in most of the reference pics, but metals are naturally occurring and just as easy to source as leather and bone. Been on a planet without any big animals and you'll never get bone and leather... so use what you have - easily refined and worked metal.

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So i'm also working on a EC and doing bone like structures.  I was just planning on doing a fiberglass layer and then bondo, but i see you using the Jelly.  Tell me what thats like using that, and pros and cons against the other methods?

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So i'm also working on a EC and doing bone like structures.  I was just planning on doing a fiberglass layer and then bondo, but i see you using the Jelly.  Tell me what thats like using that, and pros and cons against the other methods?

I use the jelly as more of a skinning procedure, as compared to what others use bondo for as a structure-forming product, of which is not it's intended use. Using too much of any putty like medium tends to run into problems with structural integrity, which is why I always use a constant forming tool (such as fiberglass, wood or steel) to make the main body, and accentuate with fillers (jelly/resin/bondo/etc...)

One of the main differences in using resin jelly as compared to bondo is that the base compound for it is polyester resin, the same compound used when sculpting with fiberglass, so the mediums meld in a way that no other would. The adherence factor. Like products just work better together.

I usually use fiberglass to get my main shape as perfect as possible, and then go over it with a skin of resin jelly to get those pesky last minute fixes/textures I cannot get with any other medium.

I hope that answers your questions.

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