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    Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Neo Crusader WIP

    well, sdcc is over and repairs have been completed.
    my neo helmet should be arriving from the mandalorian arsenal soon and my carrier vest arrived in the mail yesterday.
    today i went out and purchased some poster boards to start my build. this is how far i got today...
    chest/ab plate build





    right now it's just poster board held together with tape. the next step is to hotglue all the interior seams. that will be followed with taping a flat back to the chest/ab plate that i can use to mount it to my carrier with. once the backs on, the fiberglassing begins.
    the chest may seem a bit exaggerated. if so, it is. this is for two reasons. 1 i'm using the comic artwork from the vector comics as my inspiration and 2 i'm a big guy with a barrell chest so i can carry it and pull it off.
    i'll keep th wip pix coming. lmk what you all think!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    See it is amazing of what you can use just to make a good looking set of mandalorian armor or even a costume. And some said that those type of materials of poster boards and trash cans where not good. HA! and HA again; I see you all putting together amazing armor with that stuff which is enspiring me. Overall great job vod!!!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Looking good so far A'den! I shall definately have to keep my eye on this thread. Keep it up

    Tracyn

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Nice, I myself wanted to do one, but still working on getting Kal done. Will keep an eye on this one for sure. Seeing you do one will give me some tips on how to build myself.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Looks great!!!

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    Good job bro!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Alrighty, so today's plan was to put the backing on the chest plate and strat glassing it. However, I realized my brother has all my sponge brushes for fiberglassing. So, I shifted gears and decided I'd just get the rest of t he armor built out of posterboard and tape.
    So, here it is...
    Gauntlets:




    Shoulders:




    Thighs:



    Lower legs:




    Back plate:

    All together:

    The back plate is just a flat piece that I'm going to glass. Nothing fancy. I plan to have a jetpack with this kit. I will try to find another Mega Bloks jetpack or, if I can't, I'll just snag Ordo's and build him a new backplate.
    No cod armor as I will have a 1/2 kama and a loin cloth with this set.
    The gaunts and lower legs are snug and will be glassed in one piece. I can't slide them on and off. After they are glassed and sanded, I'm going to cut them open and use piano hinges to close them.
    LMK what you all think...

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    Looks AWESOME!!!
    What kind of posterboard are you using??? Those curves are wicked!!!

    You aren't by any chance on the SDSWS forum as well???

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Yes, I am on SDSW as well, been posting the WIP there as well. It's just the regular posterboard you buy for like school projects and stuff. Not the foamboard.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    That's just like the neo-crusador's a lot of armor. But so far you are looking really good there vod. I really can't wait to see what you have for the finished product.

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    I'm millennial_caedo on the boards there.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Oh ok!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Thats looking really good so far! Very snazzy! Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see more progress!

    Tracyn

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    sweet what color is it going to be?

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    The end color is going to be metallic yellow. One of the Neo Commanders.

    Alrighty... today I glassed the exteriors of the plates and rough trimmed them.
    The next step is to add 1 more coat of resin to the exterior and the interior of the armor.

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    Alrighty today's project was adding a second coat of resin to the exterior of the plates, splitting the whole pieces and adding 1 coat of resin to the interior sides of the plates. I primed the plates as well to show how rough they are and to give a guide to the rough sanding which is the next step.

    In this pic, you see the female sides of the Chicago screws glassed into the backs of the chest, shoulder and back plates. This is for future mounting.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Still good; working pretty well on this costume.

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    How do you attach the chicago screws???

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Fractal-Fett said: View Post
    How do you attach the chicago screws???

    In this case, they are fiberglasssed right into the plate. I put down the resin then the fiber then the resin just like you would lay the glass. However, when I prepped the glass, I cut a small hole for the post to go through. So the post is coming up through the glass and the base is under it. It's sandwhich between the glass and two layers of resin. I;m hoping that eliminates any issue of popping them that can occasionally happen when you use a glue or JB Weld.

    Once everything's done, I'll mark off on the carrier vest where the posts go, cut a hole in the vest and screw the male end end from the back of the vest. Similar technique I used for the bolts on my A'den plates and vest. Except with those I just bolted them straight through the plate.

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    O.K, that makes sense. Thanks!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Alrighty, here is today's update:
    Rough sanded and prepped for Bondo...

    Bondo'd...

    Next step that will take place over the next couple days is sand the bondo down and get those plates smooth! Once theyre all sanded, I'll reevaluate to see if any additional Bondo needs to be added and sanded again. My experience with Bondo has always been 2 to 3 applications is required to get it totally smoothed out.

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    I salute you for your service to us as a police officer!!!

    What do you use to sand the fiberglass??? I hear fiberglass dust is deadly. ???

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Fractal-Fett said: View Post
    I salute you for your service to us as a police officer!!!

    What do you use to sand the fiberglass??? I hear fiberglass dust is deadly. ???
    Thanks

    I just use a Black and Decker palm sander with 80 grit sandpaper for the rough sand. I'll use a 150 grit sandpaper when I sand the bondo.

    As always, yes the dust from Fiberglass, Bondo and Bondo are toxic. Not instant killers but, they sure won't help anything and are carcinogens with time.

    Always use a respirator mask when sanding that stuff.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Well your armor is looking good. Can't wait to see what you have for the finished product.

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    Looking good so far A'den! Loving the display rack you have been using...
    As all ways keep up the good work

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