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Neo Crusader WIP

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Sweet!!! sounds great!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    They are looking mighty fine there vod. Great job......now lets see some of those custom neo mandos LOL!

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    Nice one matey!

    You got the usual dead zone of completion?

    Or has the satisfaction sunk in early?

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    Dea zone. Satisfaction won't sink in til I have the styrene set in hand, painted and fully assembled!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    hehehe!!! :P

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    Sounds great!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    i like the vest

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    I like the scuba tank!!!

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    probably ebay or some where else google it i found on bye googling molee vest

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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    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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    Re: Neo Crusader WIP

    got it thnx!

    Kal Waco

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