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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2022, 09:12:10 PM »
Last of the shoulder progress updates. Finished the other hand and hung both to evaluate. Something is off and concluded the the axles stick out too far and the gap in-between the body and pauldrons is too wide.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WtctNbgbU5QHRKsb6
About the only thing I could do was cut the foam on the side of the body and sink it all the way to the wood. That would gain me about an inch closer on either side and save the weight of the spacers and shorter bolts. It's a big step to cut a huge hole in  the side but hey, already been there.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pX959JpUiBMYGDRf6
Sank it in and bolted it up. The results are better, I think
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WKcFcTp33GYGPvPg7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4acri3UXCW3zGhgx7
It puts me about "1 1/4 worth of gap
https://photos.app.goo.gl/X9cdKrszUdhoPNbr9
Now when everything is trimmed out the gaps will look right and it'll hide the bicep area a little more. I'll probably give him dual armpit shields anyway. That knocked him back to about "52 1/2 wide without trim. I may put a couple of shims under the bottom bolts to straighten the pauldrons out a little. On a side note, I knocked out the elbows . These were made from the templates but shrunk down a lot.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bw5rCxKfmhukVgNz6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XmC7gKEbn4q1QZrb9
These will get trim pieces and 3d printed goodies like Lucien's
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nFy4R9UyCKMSVeJGA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sfp4i5QgF5x8qHVs6
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2022, 08:51:21 PM »
Got the forearms and biceps knocked out. These were pretty simple shapes. I wrapped paper around 1 of the forearms to make a template and made a right and left
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UFM67NuvgNxCqTHy9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1sCBXY1w5Cw47ZkB7
I glued a thin strip of 2mm on the inside to straddle the seam to give it some strength. These were a single piece of foam. When you make things like this, try to put your seams where they won't show as much. In this case, on the bottom. These will get a thickener strip on the inside of the back along with all the details.
Next was the biceps. These were a simple tube shape with cuts to accommodate my arm close to the torso.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VDiEbaM4vLgwywxb8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bd1Q4a8BMXVgFj5v9
I cut the hinges from "1/8 aluminum sheet and hammered them somewhat round to fit the inside of the bicep.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJqUSPZQbJBsTXPRA
These got glued in on the centerline for both
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEphcz6MHxDh62WJA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAxTD1SHsVQS6ihG8
I checked Lucien's elbow against these and it lines right up. This is about it for the upper body and arms. Next will probably be the pelvis. I think I have that printed but not transfered to hvy cardstock. I plan on doing some mods to that also to make it easier to build and get in and out of. Stay tuned, lots more on the way...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2022, 08:37:14 PM »
Pelvis progress for today. Blazed through this part over a couple days. This part got heavily modded from the original template.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kn9fG1qJqBpm7WD46

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fdH291pLwvFUEJrb7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mdzkc3nZzSZEp8nj7
The front is pretty plain. The belt and buckle holder that goes all the way around is cut but needs to be sanded into shape and a ton of detailing done before it's glued on. I'll make the buckles removable like Lucien's. I plan on making the librarians buckle but want to be able to try some different 1s. If you notice in the 2nd pic that the crotch doesn't go all the way through. I had trouble last time with Lucien's and wound up cutting it down 3 times before it fit right. I looked through a space marine build on here by Kol Bader and saw that he did the same thing right from the start. I thought " He's onto something there". The back is a lobster tail and this will get a boatload of detail all the way around also. There's buckles for the side and rear armor plates that have to get cut in and a giant cup for the front. 1 other thing that I didn't do was put on the tall piece that's supposed to be the waist. You can't move or bend at the waist with this part. I did away with this on Luciens build and this 1 also. Next up is legs and boots. Legs are printed but still have to run the boots. Stay tuned, progress is rollin'...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2022, 08:55:44 PM »
Shin progress report. Finished these up today. They're pretty simple as far as the shape goes. But... they're a pain the arse where the back sunken panels are.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/iQuFrApscWvnrj7M9
You can see the original outline but I added extra onto the top. My shins aren't shaped like these and have some other stuff going on. You can also see I marked the center of the circular tab on either side. This is actually the height and point of rotation where your knee should be. What I did the 1st time to figure out my riser height was measure from the floor to the center of my knee and cut some scrap wood the same length. I put a small steel rod through the center point on both sides and stood my "leg" underneath the rod to see how much I needed underneath to make up the gap in the boot. I only needed about "5 total. These are the same scale files as before, so I won't have to refigure. Anyway more pics
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KA1TFtuvvoZFdJZY6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qHAxjXLGbtEdEUg59

https://photos.app.goo.gl/U7XbXdEtoTTwPi3R6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XYSK4xcr8kcoQi7z5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h2B9pWjAZhhixDBy9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tLpxwYLRcdZ1wdRB6
Quick note, if you guys are using puzzle piece floor mats for your foam, make sure you sand the back waffle pattern a little bit. The contact cement doesn't like to stick to it otherwise. These mats are stamped with heat to texture the back and it's somewhat shiny and slick. You don't have to sand it completely smooth, just rough it up. If you guys have any questions about building this type of stuff, just ask.  Boots are next, gotta get some plywood and the spring brackets for the toes are being made at work. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2022, 09:57:52 PM »
Boots are knocked out. I started with plywood for the bottom of the heel and toe. I added to the template to square it off. The extra detail parts that bulk the boot up get glued the the end.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ci6YzVi9XgmDXLa37
I bought some small hinges from Home Depot and screwed them home to make the toe pivot. I also made the small brackets from some thin angle iron and mounted springs in-between to make the toe return.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EipyExtGU4ExHBQ68

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yEp3yRNc37ZDQkar7
The whole board setup got covered with foam. This will give me something to glue the boot and toe onto
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YHWcvCPt3XUEE4rV7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k48jwe9AzvMnkFAw9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XGVG1DbaR1U5BUMc8
Now, something to note. I added on extra height to my boot and toe as compared to the files. And some of the parts got heavily modded or not used because of my toe pivoting.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vkzgvZeFS7Thu83EA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/47jVffM1kTJAmfx1A
As before, I had a scrap piece of wood that I measured from the floor to the center of my knee. This will help in determining the height of my risers in the boots.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vPSMa6qwd2Sp5LBXA
I poked a piece of welding rod through the sides of the shin at the pivot point and put the notch of the wood underneath. I stacked an inch under the front part of the shin and let it rest on the top part of the boot right at the ankle. My stack up comes in at about "5-6. Now I can figure out how I want to mount my skate boots using that dimension. Any rate, boots are done
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EzVjoeZxvWTXfhXa9
I think I'm at the point I can start detailing. The thighs I'm going to leave until I finalize the shape of the shins. There's quite a bit of add ons that make the inside of the knee thicker and I don't know what I'm dealing with yet. Now the real fun begins! Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2022, 09:15:22 PM »
Got some goodies to share. I started detailing the biceps, elbows and forearms 1st. That way alot of the details could get doubled and go quicker. 1st up is the elbows. Pretty simple, has a few small items but still fun to knock them out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/P2o3HESQe6L6hqYZ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/26n1iCHccKD1jKVX6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/G9SPfbqhsNW8ECtVA
I added 1 more thickness to the inside on the bottom to make it really thick (no pic). I also used googly eyes for rivets. These will paint over nicely and look the part. You'll also notice the 3d printed bits on the elbow joint. The librarian skull is glued to a cap that hides the hardware that holds the elbow to bicep. Next is the biceps. These were also fairly simple.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/opWjQugH7MJWahYc9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/24Y6ZUEunsWdbswP8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/srFrjuwsWe65Cjih7
Scrap PVC pipe and some foam makes for a good hydraulic type cylinder. Most of this is up under the shoulder pauldron and in the dark so probably out of sight. I'm still debating whether to add some type of ornate filigree work to it. After all it's a Librarians armor. We'll see.
Last is 1 of the forearms. This is the left. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8Jggjddf5V2jNf5g6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RfEkxa29EvbVFBzP6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AV4yfeKQXVGvk8yP8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aWMTTKVH4ZHPPhFW9
The black material is heavy card stock to give it some different thickness. It's all about the layers.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qJm5XD4BdDtP4gwe9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rcoW1GHsmeYEzTmp6
You'll notice a fleur de lis up in the corners. Don't know why, but it's in the game pics if you look close enough.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tsFepx4JFH3nzsB46
I also used some PVC board, or sintra for the sword through the skull. The rest is details that are burned in with a soldering iron or Dremel texture
https://photos.app.goo.gl/61hAeeen1VqJ45ax9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KGC8hjvtieSSAaPg8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdNXkBEjWEoUW24p8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xezUTtj7zVMgbtAQ8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxpDRF1SSYnzRaAFA
If you're careful with cutting your lines, you can get pretty good results when you open them up with a heat gun. Make sure you use nice sharp blades and connect your corners.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wxNFFiGCJSPrc8117
Last of the googly eyes. I'm beginning to like those. They're quick and easy. And cheap! I got 2 assorted size boxes of 500 for $10 ea. There's a couple minor add on trim pieces for the biceps and forearm yet. And the other forearm. Stay tuned...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2022, 09:21:09 PM »
Forearm update. Finished the genestealer head forearm. Had to wait for some 2mm foam to arrive. The ribbon got glued home and a few spots touched up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/T25R35PrGqFgouf3A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pABSik9P5QnQpKj97
Now if you notice, the head with the sword through it is a touch off center. I tried to get it back but the cathedral piece behind forced me to center it on the opening. This would have been a mess to try and get off in 1 piece. I just went with it and hope that all the busy lines and ribbon curves distract the eyes enough to fake it. Anyhow, the other forearm is moving along
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PeqVHPaJkAfHLPUJ9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8FzB61VCHGHmRLzd8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PwsA7UHyYpnfrffdA
Still have the other side laurel to finish and some trim pieces at the elbow cuff. This 1 is a little more plain as far as the decorations. 1 thing to note, at this point I haven't done any battle damage to any pieces yet. I'll do that right at the painting stage. That's 1 part I really enjoy. Still have the gloves to think about. I'm going to use the same style as Lucien's (gluing details to winter gloves). I found that hockey gloves don't give my fingers enough freedom to grip weapons and such. Stay tuned, lots more on the way...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2022, 11:50:49 PM »
Got some glove progress pics to share. As I mentioned that I wasn't going to use hockey gloves this time around. I sacrificed a pair of old winter gloves for the build. I cut the guts out so they're just the shell. It gives you more room in between your fingers for the knuckle details. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q7R2Wqx5EfDSZcycA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2LWoq4mSGA1jaLVe6
You'll notice a big foam donut on the table. That's the cuff. I stretched some foam around my wrist making sure I could still get my hand in and out without difficulty. Once that was glued, I doubled the thickness and added some detail on the front
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1FKVWpZSjU7agrhB8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1BuVwa7cjuQ1WSM69

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EMo6h9c1JcNrdZsd9
Then I glued the wrist of the glove home using hot glue

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iBsmo8b6eV12adwN6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/77Q3CvEE3VueHVuG8
This double thickness will help soak up some of the gap in the wrist opening on the forearm and still give me good hand articulation. You may or may not be able to see the wrist details, but hey he's a librarian. Next I started gluing strips on top of the fingers to help bulk up the size. It will also give me something to glue the knuckle details on
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gbLPjuRveowTUPho7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HhGfs1RfbkGidTQn8
I used Lucien's glove as a guide and started gluing the knuckle pieces on, leaving a gap for the hinge in-between.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2E3YXATbCLbhVcrY7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJ5yaVLQLhshUZua8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5qyZbXSCSGEtvmiD6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WggLrTPnLZFpxNSn8
Last time I used 6mm foam for the knuckles and it got too thick in between the fingers. I had to fake a couple joints on the middle fingers. This time I'll use 2mm foam on the inner joints. I all ready stacked up some scrap to try it and it should be OK. The little hinge pieces are foam dowel that will be cut and sanded to look the part like on Luciens
https://photos.app.goo.gl/o7JtZr9wHTQRDh6S8
The finger tips get glued on and sanded to shape. But after about 5 hrs work these are already taking shape. The back of the hand guard will get doubled up in thickness also. That will have some details on it as well. That's all for now, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2022, 09:14:52 PM »
Got some chonky hands progress pics to share. Managed to get some stuff cleaned up and put the finger tips and knuckle hinge pieces on. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bwzUyRDZfrohY6Vx5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XAJhebiq8pPPH2h8A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EoLhANU7EDtpc1UX7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yueRcDM8WPca27SE7
You'll notice in the last 2 pics that the finger tips are really squared off. That's so I have a good base to glue the foam for the tips
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6WtrGsXGLaXFZ5n68
These are oversize so I can sand them into shape
https://photos.app.goo.gl/kCQzVbQxQx7qyKqj6
I sanded them in close with a 90 sander then fine tuned  the shape with some sandpaper and heat gunned them to tighten everything up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zpTyKwuqBNd7twQp9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hUhCqifx8uB4zEs26
Making these gloves this way is a little bit of work, but I think they're far better looking than hockey gloves or lacrosse. Nothing against anybody that goes that route, but you can spot 'em a mile away. Next part was the hinges. Just simple round foam, cut and sanded with a dimple in the end to help sell it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tq7dfXuXbANSNzS27

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1Vz4Z9PTmTEAvegKA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HsAPPhwad2QKGVu19
The round stock gets a couple detail cuts to finish them off. The hand guard on the back of the fist still has to be made and detailed but these are almost done. These gloves are fairly simple construction with just flat shapes and bevels but the end result is worth it. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2022, 07:45:43 PM »
Gloves are done. Finished some of the small knuckle details and made the hand guards. And of course added some skulls
https://photos.app.goo.gl/79aNsxuURBJTxpm26

https://photos.app.goo.gl/x2VGLFkt9AYJtWRQA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YMxGjCx2toBuYym87

https://photos.app.goo.gl/93rJn5xBDwxZqeDR6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kU9fxyhSyJ25SnQg8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2bBv45oVFsomXJkb9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/12j6cMbrjXxdHEPp9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ueCkReDvuDQ4star6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PjHnuKbCXaedpmjZ6
In the game, the whole left arm is really ornate for some reason. It's also a different color (dark green and gold) than the rest of the armor. The green is almost olive drab. If I ever make a chaplain, it'll be that color (hmmm). Moving on to another body part, don't know which. Stay tuned...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2022, 04:51:25 PM »
Damn, don't know what was up with the site being down. But back at it. I started on the pauldrons. Here's the left
 https://photos.app.goo.gl/3g8xXaR7jxgSbEUF7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/i7yzydaA96cLgRTw7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qBsnrRKEVhb5GKmb6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YgJ8DuhHEpxNZgAL8
3d printed skull and foam Fu for the horns. They turned out way better than I had expected
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jJcaX6uTDSxkVd5C8
The arrow shaped pieces in between have pieces of the Emperor's armor the will get wired on with gold anodized jewelry wire (they're not the mark of Chaos, that would be heresy)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rVGpn9dhCyHi38Ck8


https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zi95kyEzYPSW4ECWA

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Here's some overall. Added on a few more goodies
https://photos.app.goo.gl/inmxDQcy7quDFrGJ9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xszcoDh9rnpxdoVG9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FX8ehDFg5GvZTVcj7

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/WiAQGeMUBtpZgRqM6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/F8eMvsp61CBsZtyKA
Holy plethora of links Batman! That's enough for now. Got more but that's for next post. Stay tuned for tons more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2022, 07:53:29 PM »
Here's some more progress pics. The armpit shield was pretty easy to fab up. I used 2 layers of 12mm to get the thickness. I cut a paper template to make sure of the size and went to town on it. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JpoYNeVygfsAwHWCA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bKMfFjzLzSKNAAxu6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZL2z2ULgshBSn3Vq5
You can see in the pics that the back piece is 3 layers. That so it wouldn't be flimsy when I mounted it to the pauldron. I also made a simple mount plate to have somewhere to screw it down. I hade some threaded inserts left over and used 1 for the mount plate.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/X9iiimMqsPRRqpEVA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ucmpx8NykP49gUsSA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xgJXmkJJWFhzgXr26
I pressed it against the foam to make a mark to put a hole behind to allow for the extra length of the insert.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Us6agipNqNJ7Pd7FA
I used a hole punch for a nice clean hole and glued it home
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8LJso2fE8YTtpXBv8
Now I have a clean install spot to mount the shield
https://photos.app.goo.gl/URxJ84SntFXv7iTw9
All that was left was to add details
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WM56TkfHXP4WYeMs5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/casp7kQyBVJbPEzZ6
Started to make details for the other pauldron, lots of pics to follow...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2022, 08:18:10 PM »
Got some progress on the right pauldron. Made a template for the aquilla to get the size and shape right
https://photos.app.goo.gl/cs4qSwDffQyF1GAc6
Here's a tip when you free hand stuff like this. Fold your paper in half and only draw half. When you cut it out, it'll be perfectly symmetrical
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sp2dgZvWtjA6wcgaA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ste4ShN81mUbZ7DN6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wur4XeJ2Fpc9mQCy8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mk22btPATdzS5yo8A
I added some thickness to the back of the wings and heads so it will stand off the pauldron like in the game
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ndL7CjTFnsMtDPmm9
I also glued some 6mm to the chest to make it a little more 3d
https://photos.app.goo.gl/si7YbBnvMQ9GKS8D7
After that, I started layering on the feathers. At 1st I cut them single piece at a time on the tail. Ugh! I'll be here forever. Then I traced out the shape of the layer and made sheets. Way faster! Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LBkkbbbpG6gzQGmt5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cp2tPVMhFojoLTdK9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1Yc1MBeEMmQT9uNc6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9oGtEtCrxx7hqy656
Once this thing was glued home, it curved right around like it should and stood out on the wings and heads like I hoped it would
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VmZYCJtDBCkPPMeS7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/f3DxKbDTeUF1tuyEA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HHgKQ6RTHpFpHbp6A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UL4GU4DPRo8JSkxV9
I 3d printed a ram's skull and fabed up some horns like on the other side pauldron. It came out pretty good
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nNhizN5KBdW9hS9z6
I glued a chunk of foam inside the skull to give me something to glue it down with. I also added 2 BBQ skewer spikes to the foam to give it a mechanical joint also. Try and do that when you can, it gives better adhesion and you're not counting on just glue
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RuFM1DGYyKAaFP2M6
Glued home
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DxwVqhbDKzQKqaq48

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wNFsYzHdJDhxTL516
I started on all the filligree but only got a small portion done before calling it quits for the day
https://photos.app.goo.gl/x6SJ46rNyLsKnQv79

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dpg7TUzQHjBphUki7
I'll finish up around the wings and heads and this pauldron will be done. Next will be the upper torso. I can't wait for that! That's gonna be a blast. I have so much planned for that it's rediculous. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2022, 08:50:47 PM »
Had to break off and go sideways for a moment. I whipped up 2 more forearms, 1 for Lucien and 1 for Nicodemus. Reason is, the forearm with all the decorations and the ribbon will get crushed if I ever use the storm shield and hammer that I made. The other 1 for Lucien is for the plasma cannon. It can't have any hose connectors or anything sticking out. It won't fit in the handle strap. I knocked these together in about an hour and 20 minutes.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fZAsaWWLyVe6jKcD9
I made 1 right, 1 left. Having to templates already made is a huge time saver. I'm glad I did it. I trimmed them out the same, but the decorations are different. Nicodemus' will get some cathedral arch style with monks and Lucien's will get swords like the assault terminators.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8NhMGW5DteE76ijc7
The details were xacto cut and burned in with a soldering iron. There are 5 of these all the way around. I spaced them so 1 of them covers the seam on the bottom. Always try to put your details on strategically to hide as many seams as you can. Makes for nice clean work. Here's a comparison of Lucien's and Nicodemus'
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mrdxaVnAq8prow1t5
The librarians has a little more detail than the apothecary's. I may do some etchings in the trim, haven't decided yet. I probably will to make it more ornate. This will get the same green and gold as the ribbon forearm. The other forearm will be red with gold trim and swords. Should pop pretty good. That's all for now, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2022, 09:05:26 PM »
Finished off Nicodemus' forearm. Decided to give it a little more engraving around the edge. Nothing too crazy, just on the bottom
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bspfGrFxw2Jtteqa9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vFBn1DiMc5tpibW6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VC4LVvfZtjQCUKGs9
Also finished Lucien's forearm as well
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9cJYkw7s9kB51j3q6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wae8WKB6ex5Yjy287

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5DgHoebVuLX2dB9B6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u1wjTZrVB8gx5Fe58

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qwKkBo7XaFsmdgBWA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WL7btsVtdS6j3Riw7
I figured his forearm would be up armored to carry heavier weapons like a plasma cannon or auto cannon. Should look good in red and gold.
Then I started on the upper torso. Hellz yeah! Ive been patiently waiting for this. I began by fixing the shoulder rotates. I added a 1/4 inch spacer under the bottom 2 bolts to straighten them out. I hung the shoulder pauldrons just to make sure.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/e5ZREn8ChLsAJczZ7
They seemed to have tightened up the gap a little more which is good. Then came some trim pieces to bulk out the rotates some more
https://photos.app.goo.gl/B5QnqsS3fSZ2jCKM8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/b7p32Vx5BHjtDPEg8
I made these out of some large diameter cardboard tube and trimmed with Eva foam. They help to fill in the gap between the body and pauldrons
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9tjcVkPds67KTATd7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4YYsp4fb8d85e1ct8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxQbPcxAtWwkFaXf8
The details made today were the start of the Aegis hood goodies
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bJBByepAZveepqpj8
There's a ton of stuff to make for this front section. I love doing this part. The top has a big empty hunk of real estate that's begging for some kind of icon. Just don't know what yet. Stay tuned for more goodies...
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