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  1. TK2280's Avatar
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    Aug 11, 2009, 3:29 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #51

    Use water with the sand paper or use a sanding sponge. helps get a smooth surface. And if you wet sand with 1500 or 2000 grit, it will be smooth as glass
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    Aug 11, 2009, 3:41 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #52

    Sweet!!! sounds great!!!
  3. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:24 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #53

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    Wel, I've gone as far as I can go with this kit.

    Here are the pieces that were finished sanding and primed late this morning:


    Here is the whole set wetsanded:


    They are as smooth as a baby's bottom now. Aside from painting them, they are done. I'm waiting to hear from my buddy to see if these are going to be shipped off for vacforming to build an armor of Neo Crusader's for anyone that wants an affordable, well built, prefabbed kit!
  4. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:25 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #54

    Yup, that's what wet sanding is. I didn't use paper that fine. I used 500 grit. Considering when I sand to paint I usuallu use 150 grit, that's pretty smooth for me.
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:41 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #55

    They are looking mighty fine there vod. Great job......now lets see some of those custom neo mandos LOL!
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:46 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #56

    Nice one matey!

    You got the usual dead zone of completion?

    Or has the satisfaction sunk in early?
  7. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:49 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #57

    Dea zone. Satisfaction won't sink in til I have the styrene set in hand, painted and fully assembled!
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    Aug 11, 2009, 4:51 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #58

    hehehe!!! :P
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    Aug 11, 2009, 6:37 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #59

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 12, 2009, 2:01 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #60

    Alright, so I have gotten a few requests on other forums to post up some pix of the armor on before I sent it off to be vacformed. So, I through on a work uniform (not the undersuit that will be used) and my old Jaing Skirata Rohlan Dyre style helmet (not the helmet that will be used with the Neo) and taped the armor in place. Here's the results, let me know what you think (again, everythings just thrown on, it's not balanced, straight properly seated etc. so be nice!):




    So now the set is boxed up, wrapped in bubble wrap and surrounded by styrofoam peanuts and is ready to shipp. I will likely get it off on Friday.
    I'll continue updates with soft goods, weapons and the helmet as they come in. But, there won't be any armor updated for a bit.
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    Aug 12, 2009, 3:04 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #61

    One thing i would say is that the chest armor looks like it sticks out a bit much at the top?!

    This may be because of it not being seated properly as you said so forgive me, that would be my only observation!

    That said, I think it looks awesome!

    Great job.
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    Aug 12, 2009, 3:10 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #62

    Looking good so far! What are you going to do for a cod piece? Is it going to be fabric to increase your flexibility? I can't wait to see it vac-formeD! Keep it up
  13. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 12, 2009, 3:14 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #63

    Quote Boba-Debt said: View Post
    One thing i would say is that the chest armor looks like it sticks out a bit much at the top?!

    Great job.
    Because it's not bolted down, that has a play in it. But also, I modeled more after the KOTOR comics than the games. So it's much larger. With a hollow backing, like they will come once vacformed, females can wear it too! LOL
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    Aug 12, 2009, 3:14 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #64

    Quote Tracyn Ordo said: View Post
    Looking good so far! What are you going to do for a cod piece? Is it going to be fabric to increase your flexibility? I can't wait to see it vac-formeD! Keep it up
    I'm going to wear a loincloth and a 1/2 kama in back.
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    Aug 12, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #65

    Sounds great!!!
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    Aug 14, 2009, 2:14 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #66

    Alrighty, the armor is going out in the mail today on it's way to get vacformed. In the meantime, it doesn't leave me alot to do but sit and wait. I'm waiting on my helmet, waiting on the armor, waiting on the undersuit... etc etc.
    So, I do have a couple things I can work on in the meantime. Here is the artwork I'm using as my primary inspiration.

    If you notice in the artwork and many of the Neo's in the KOTOR comics, they seem to have some type of leg strapping system and chest armor carrier. If not carrier's, they have straps or some odd ribbing on the flightsuit. To help recreate that look, I'm utilizing a MOLLE carrier vest and two drop leg MOLLE platforms to mount the torso armor and the thigh armor too...


    Finally, I acquired a Meg Bloks Creature Seeker's scuba tank on ebay. Not the nice base the space jetpack one it but, I'm going o try and mod this into a jetpack.
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    Aug 14, 2009, 2:29 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #67

    i like the vest
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    Aug 14, 2009, 6:36 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #68

    I like the scuba tank!!!
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    Aug 14, 2009, 6:48 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #69

    Love the vest. Wish I could find a cheap vest somewhere for my armor. The one at Wal*Mart that I want is an XL which I am no where near that size.
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    Aug 16, 2009, 10:53 AM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #70

    Hey dude quick question... where'd u get your molle gear? I need something like that for my Mando, and for work...lol

    Kal
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    Aug 16, 2009, 12:08 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #71

    probably ebay or some where else google it i found on bye googling molee vest
  22. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Aug 16, 2009, 12:48 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #72

    Quote kal'ika said: View Post
    Hey dude quick question... where'd u get your molle gear? I need something like that for my Mando, and for work...lol

    Kal
    Replied to your PM
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    Aug 16, 2009, 1:35 PM - Re: Neo Crusader WIP #73

    got it thnx!

    Kal Waco

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