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  1. Jun 1, 2014, 3:10 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #26

    Mounted the shknees to the boots. Used 10/32 nuts and bolts with large washers for support, and then cut and covered the nuts with epoxy to secure in case of possible unscrewing via walking/what-have-you



    finished up the design aspect for the main body of the rebreather. Also mounted the on/off button for 1 of 2 LED wires. (heres a test run before painting.



    and sketched out one side of the Taozin scales chest piece. Will cut this out and flip over to do the other side, cut out individual scales (3 per side) and begin wireform and glassing. Since these will be fused with leather strapping as the middle broken section, it may take a while. Still have to pick up the leather. But, on a bright note, the scales are more or less flat, so not a lot of unneccessary detail work to be done for these...



    Oh, and I finished my HIC iPhone hardshell panel. If you want one, PM me. Theyre $10 plus $6 priority ship (<--insert shameless plug here)



  2. Jun 1, 2014, 10:51 PM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #27

    Ok...quick update for today...

    Rigged up LEDs for rebreather pack

    [img width=485 height=650]http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p601/Rob_MacFarlane/77A3FD8C-DE19-45A3-93AD-ECBCF02FD06D_zpscyqpwhda.jpg[/img]

    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!!!
  3. Jun 3, 2014, 2:26 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #28

    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!!!
  4. Jun 5, 2014, 12:41 PM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #29

    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
  5. Jun 9, 2014, 1:45 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #30

    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!
  6. Jun 17, 2014, 9:28 PM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #31

    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...
  7. Jun 18, 2014, 2:26 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #32

    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



    and on a side note (insert shameless plug here-->) here are some HIC iphone cases curing. I also have them in Samsung Galaxy sIII and Lumia 1520 for $25 shipped priority anywhere US

  8. Jun 24, 2014, 5:05 PM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #33

    UPDATE TIME!

    shknees etch primed



    Mockup with chest plates



    rebreather pack painted, awaiting detail paint work and weathering

  9. Jun 25, 2014, 11:04 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #34

    rebreather pack weathered



    bicep plates glassed

  10. Jun 27, 2014, 1:48 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #35

    bicep plates rough sanded and resin jelly coated for final sanding

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    Jul 13, 2014, 3:49 PM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #36

    This is impressive. Can I ask what the material is that you're using for the wireframe? It looks a lot stronger than what they sell in the modelling clay section at craft stores or the patch-repair kits at automotive stores. Is it some kind of fence material?
  12. Jul 16, 2014, 11:10 AM - Re: Adenn Gra'Tuar Early Crusader Force Hunter WIP build (1st kit) #37

    Quote NegativeEleven said: View Post
    This is impressive. Can I ask what the material is that you're using for the wireframe? It looks a lot stronger than what they sell in the modelling clay section at craft stores or the patch-repair kits at automotive stores. Is it some kind of fence material?
    Home Depot, friend. Home Depot. It's a stronger version of chickenwire. About a 1/4 inch grid wire. Still pliable, but lightweight.

    Began painting process on Taozin armored helmet and gauntlets



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