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Neo Crusader WIP

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

    Alright, today's update:

    Two hours of sanding. The shoulders, the right gaunt and 3/4's of the right lowere leg are fine sanded. Over the next couple days I'll try to get the rest of the pieces fine sanded.
    As expected, there were air pockets. However, nothing is too major. I think I can fill them with glazing putty rather than more Bondo.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Lookin' good! Keep it up.

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    Hey they are looking really good. Great job!!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    It's looking great A'den. I'm looking forward to the finished product. Very inspirational that a build like this can be done without breaking the bank.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Here's today's update:
    These pieces were fine sanded today before I ran out of sand paper, I have 3 pieces left to finish this portion of the job.

    I went to the store to buy more sanding pads and picked up some glazing putty as well. I figured I didnt want to do anymore sanding today, I'd save it for tomorrow. So, I glazed the pieces that had been fine sanded:

    At this time, this project is turning out to be exactly as labor intensive as I had anticipated. Making the templates, painting, assembly, that's all the easy stuff. The fiberglassing itself isn't even difficult. It's the sand, bondo, sand, bondo, sand, putty, sand, putty, sand... that gets old quickly.
    As I sat sanding today, an epiphany struck... All the flat plates, ie those without intense angles etc., I should have made from 3MM sintra. It would have saved alot of time and work. Likely, I'd be to painting by now. If anyone is following this build with the idea of doing one for themselves or applying these techniques to the build on the Mando from another era, I would suggest that any plates you can make with metal, sintra or trashcans you do so. In the case of my build, that would have been the backplate, left thigh, fronts on both lower legs, right gauntlet and the upper shell of the left gauntlet. Due to the raised plates on the right thigh, left lower shell and the intense angles on the chest and shoulders, they are the only pieces of this build that I really had to use these techniques.
    So, tomorrow, more sanding. I will hopefully get the last 3 pieces fine sanded and hopefully glazed. Hopefully I'll be cooking along fast enough I can start sanding the already glazed pieces as well. However, that may be another day.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    They are starting to look more like armor peaces now. Great job and keep up the good work.

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    Bummer bruv!!! Live and learn.

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    As they say, hindsight is always 20-20!

    Nevermind, keep up the awesomeness!

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    Ditto! Don't give up now, the armor's looking to good to turn back.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Another update...
    Today I finished with the fine sanding on the last 3 pieces...

    And got them spot filled with glazing putty...

    Next step, fine sand the glazing putty!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Getting closer vod; great job. Keep up the work. Sooner or later it will be done.

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    Almost done vode!!!

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    getting closer lookks great

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    I took yesterday off for my birthday. Got back on it today.
    These pieces are still in the glazing putty/sand phase. They are on their second application of putty. A couple will have at least one more fill tomorrow.



    These I filled and sanded all I can. They have been primed with an automotive primer. Next step for them is to be wet sanded.

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    Happy b-day!!! Looks great!!!

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    Looking good. I'm looking forward more and more to the painting of these armor peaces. C'mon tuesday make your appearance so that he can get them done. Oh and hope you got my Happy Birthday message.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Hey ner'vod have a happy b-day I cant wait to see what thay look like when there painted

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Looking Great!!! can I have it

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    LOL.. actually, I will probably never wear these. I'm working out a deal with a buddy of mine who does vacforming. We're going to see about Vacforming sets out of styrene. If it's successful, we'll be selling complete sets or just componants. The plan is to keep them cost effective for people. We're not looking at selling sets for $800.00-$1,000.00. If we go into this venture, probably complete sets for less than 1/2 that.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Awwwwwwww man was really hoping to see you in the armor. Oh well I guess that dream wont be accomplished LOL!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Commander720 said: View Post
    Awwwwwwww man was really hoping to see you in the armor. Oh well I guess that dream wont be accomplished LOL!
    Well, it will be this armor just a styrene replica of it. These actual plates are going to be converted to molds and will hopefully spawn an army of Neo's!

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    A'den Skirata said: View Post
    Well, it will be this armor just a styrene replica of it. These actual plates are going to be converted to molds and will hopefully spawn an army of Neo's!
    Yahoo!!!!! Sounds AWESOME!!! How does he vacform??? with an upright, or aflip-over??

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    Well hopefully we will see that soon. I'm looking forward to the first neo that comes to a comi-con.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Here's this mornings works done...
    Primed and ready for wet sanding:

    (Hopefully) last application of glazing putty:

    Hoping to get some more done this afternoon after the glazing putty sets.

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    What is wetsanding???

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