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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2022, 10:16:44 PM »
Torso goodie progress shots. Here we go. Started making the cable connectors at the collar bone area. I used some left over PVC pipes that were bent for Luciens lightning claws that didn't work out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/sL5iEAdFtjTDGKxC9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M8hD1Ria4j6zVXnT7
These still need a ton of details to finish them out, but a place holder for now. Next was the aquilla over the top of the hood
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TnSDP6PLHmMC6cMK7
Next are random details moving around the frame mostly made of Eva foam and scrap wire and bits
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ubDN9tS81TuTUiLH8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/e4RjBQKf4pip47A58

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dpVDyRiLaaMJ6djj7
The orange LEDs will light up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tpL6UQ8UAAYFcL6R9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zEHFaABZSG8wWQUt9
Trim around the hood
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ySw6FFsGS9UNYCN9
Small LED panel boxed in and finished.
This large panel on the left side has a courtesy light from an Expedition and 2 red LEDs that will light
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Dv91yxqMFRQQwF8A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2H7oJtQgUxEDUSbR9
Boxed in and finished. The wires for both sides LEDs are run inside the boxes and poked through a hole in the top of the torso. The wires are dangling on the inside for the moment.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LNMHxKpRxkfGcXoL9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AFfQhQpA9fsVLFPr6
Now, I figured out what needs to go on the hood for an icon. In the campaign version of the game you get new gear at the bridgehead after you finish a board. 1 of these items is this
https://photos.app.goo.gl/x8k1g2RvW39Cr1AcA
I 3d printed the parts over 3 days worth and assembled and cleaned it up today.
The horns turned out a little bigger than expected, but after looking at the screenshots it's right on. I have to figure out how to mount it. I'm also gonna light the eyes with blue LEDs for that psychic glow. Still lots more to do, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2022, 09:02:49 PM »
Here's a few more torso detail shots. I've been working on bulking up the cables at the collar bone. I ended up lengthening the tubes and re bending them a little tighter.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ew7CHxjynH8rmCV18
I screwed in an air fitting for an auxiliary cable. I found some really good pics of game renders of terminators on Art space. The conduits had leather padding in a couple spots to protect them from rubbing on the armor. That's what I attempted here
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZnRF88phDkN9YC4eA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vnj1NjF1sXC9WREq6
You can see the extra foam added on for detail underneath the "leather" covers
https://photos.app.goo.gl/K8Z1cXgZcFcvLkX27
With some extra bits and small diameter crinkle hose it's starting to look the part. The other ribbed hose is wash machine drain hose
https://photos.app.goo.gl/oDTR9pRXZQrRz5b7A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gx8ZjkoB1mNpXTmv9
There might be a couple more small add ons for the cables, but these are pretty much done. Have to mount and light the ram's skull next. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2022, 08:18:49 PM »
Got some skull mount progress pics for perusal. Basically I made a trapezoid box out of PVC foam board to screw the skull to. Of course it got more involved than that, here it is.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tb9FACS7R7e25pw36

https://photos.app.goo.gl/G5YWT3PkpuZ5Bi6A6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/byptkVUzBnmVsw897
Now, there's a lot going on here. You can see the foam block detail in the back, it's got a hole all the way through for the washer drain hose. You can also see the 2 blue LEDs in the middle. The hole right next to the LEDs goes all the way through the Aegis hood at an angle so I can screw the skull on after I paint it. It'll get too cramped to get in there with paint brushes. You probably noticed the little Frankenstein bolts below the skull. The whole trapezoid screws down to some brackets that are glued and screwed to the hood. That skull actually has some weight to it and I don't want it to tear off.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7UtetaCBHexG8B2x9
Next was the control box behind the aquilla plate for the hoses to mount to. This thing was a pain to make. All kinds of compound angles and a lot of sanding
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QSEvCBB5kMu9xaeW7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/f7HukawWq3mD5Tey8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m2DrubEXmq1iaNST7
It was a pia to mount down too. I put a piece of paper in between the body and this box so it didn't prematurely stick itself in the wrong spot while I worked on the top ears. Anyway, once it was mounted down, I made some stubs out of PVC pipe to mount the hoses to the sides. I used a hole punch shoved all the way through the box and the top layer of the body to glue at an angle.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/d6BrYHJCtRasKtqY6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/E64oVJE1HnFa3F6B8
Both size hoses will get trimmed out with foam. The smaller crinkle hose has the LED wires going through 1 side and through the body to the interior.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jG5Y4DvZPz18MChz7
All done and said, it gives the hoses a neat shape when they're connected.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zLKpnBS6hWcgYJNq7
Here's just random overall shots with everything connected
https://photos.app.goo.gl/GB5cj4cohufCzKvq5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Tcfo23oarH229eX19

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9Ljjtody5ARsLs6u9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1hudfJabY6SuBdNr9
Almost forgot, here's some details on the front chin area. I hand cut these grates out of illustration board after making some paper templates.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yUVbXgpepacxaNXp9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qKRFJVkoi52vVtH46
Had to throw some skulls on there too. Last pic is up to date overall
https://photos.app.goo.gl/39cjK6i1kDMnhjzy7
That's it for now, stay tuned for more...


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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2022, 11:08:47 PM »
Here's some good progress pics from the last couple days. Finished off the top hose mounts. I made the same type of PVC pipe stubs for the 2nd set of hoses. This time straight out the side. I also slapped the secondary boxes together at the other end of the line. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/dUJ45mZmK3YP3TYE9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/C8FHcyDc4CRVcfiR8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hKwtCKYZQAScQfvy5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Fpyc7o1AadX3pTYA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QGnh5aEVzsnQDGrc7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aCcgHszvsCu1zSXW9
I still have to trim out the angled hoses from the front with something yet, but not worth another pic of that. Now, you probably noticed the big empty spot right in the middle of the roof between the hose blocks. That's for a relic book. I've been looking at a ton of miniature pics to get some good ideas and made a lot of notes. I started with some 1/8 inch PVC foam board to make the cover and went from there. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4gc8Fyr1eSPyamF67

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KKQTgfcr6hU71qDa9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MnUgCZKz1ibioABq9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwZeXVzpJmimkCK27
This is 4mm foam but it'll get the idea across that it's paper. I may go back in and add some 1/16 inch strips to bulk it up some more for illusion. The very middle is going to get actual paper with hand lettering and drawings to really sell it. I've been looking at a bunch of old text how they lettered and illustrated the pages for good reference. The lettering is probably going to be old English and maybe I'll use Google translator to put it in Latin. Probably some song lyrics from 80s hairbands or some such. Anyway, back to the task at hand. I made a strap and buckle for the front from foam and PVC board. Hand stitched it for the leather look
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8tYpiyuUo31tcu568

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SpXtExSYoUw563u19

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VJKT583Uzn5Ndt2RA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pHwHcBgfJrJPSmgq7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/s8NPfUEtrSehkVk48
I didn't make it go all the way across, it'll be buried and you won't see it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zJfu12hYohnU9YHA6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vyRiUfumiVaCjCuW7
I also added some cut line details for the top access hatch but same thing here. They don't continue across, the book covers most of it. 1 thing I did do, after some thought and contemplating mounting options, was make a couple of risers for the book. I want to be able to paint the top of the torso with a clear shot to everything. The book will get painted on its own and mount to the risers at the end
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pfwZyu1bwtqB3jGX8
The angles will help keep it open for the right look. Probably a couple hidden screws through to the inside with some fender washers will seal the deal
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ESegLcda9k2z4wmM7
The last thing is to secure to the armor looks wise. I had some Halloween chain in a couple different sizes, but too big. I may use "metal" straps and some kind of decorative blocks riveted onto the armor. I threw some tape across to visualize it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HLHobviEXgTehKyW7
Probably some hammered looking rivets along the whole length would give the right look. We'll see. There's still a few goodies to add to the book yet. As always, if you guys have questions or comments, by all means fire away. Stay tuned for lots more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2022, 09:42:21 PM »
Back vent progress pics. This part is fairly easy, but also requires some thought to make it turn out nice and even. The vent opening is an odd ball shape to start with. The center section is square to the world. The outside and top not so much
 https://photos.app.goo.gl/71rtr9oh7742ZBwh6
The way I went at this is the same as Luciens. I measured to the center of the bottom ledge for my starting point.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7k93ZzrJyjSaeawa7
This measurement will be for the details or cutouts on the louvers. I used PVC foam board for my slats, you can use whatever you want (Eva foam, wood, plastic sheet, cardboard etc). I decided on 6 slats for the opening and measured the widest point across to cut  the pieces. I also made a rough guess at the angle for the width. I added on some detail plates with screws top and bottom.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4Ch97qKwnJRv7qPc6
I made these a right and a left hand and marked them in the upper corner of each. When these get trimmed to length, you measure from the center edge to the outside edge. That way it keeps the detail plates lined up. I laid out the hole for some air flow and chopped them out.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DbvEBvC5UCWV9uH49
To figure out the spacing between the slats, measure the tallest part(this being the inner upright leg) and divide by 6 or whatever you decide for number of slats. Start from the bottom and lay out your lines all the way across, trying to keep everything level. I cut a couple small scraps of foam with the angle on the top checking for level and glued them home
https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRERJRBiVbAVrzbE8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2eTQcgyEa6nGhfjJ9
Glue on your slat after it's trimmed to length.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gYHSF2tQ4EEsodbG7
Rinse and repeat for both sides. Keeping everything lined up and centered makes it worth it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YPrFD3yP6wXDKKoM9
This will get blacked out to cover the little spacer blocks. The big air holes will get covered from the inside with some mesh and black material to block the light from the front as you'll be able to see through. 1 other thing that still needs to be done is the panel that covers the back. The openings are shaped like cathedral arches and closes in the size and shape a little closer to game aesthetics. Here's Luciens back panel for an example
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VvBGZz843jWqLpYr6
I'll cram more detail around the arches being that this is a librarian. It all depends on how much room I'll have. Another idea I had was to put a winged dark angel right down the center, watching his back. I made him out of 1/2 and 1/4 inch foam. I tried to carve him with rounded edges to give it some 3d quality
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ri8S3fAvMxm5ys7p6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cWD1RoAXeRSAyVpAA
Once all the back panels and book mounting blocks are on we'll see if there's any room left to mount it. That's it for now. Stay tuned for more...
« Last Edit: October 01, 2022, 07:34:21 PM by adeptus mechanicus »
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2022, 08:48:00 PM »
Alright! Lots of progress pics to catch up on. Last post I finished the back vents. Here they are trimmed out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VmQ2xWkHX3ygvd248
There's some cut line details that follow the arch all the way around and the same on the bottom ledge or "stairs" if you will. I looked at mounting the dark angel on the back and decided that it'll probably get too busy back there. Maybe I save that for the front of 1 of the shins. Any way, I printed off the hydraulic vents and made the double mount for the small of his back
https://photos.app.goo.gl/G7S1NG2V4iiTGkst6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ASxkKZXSWMVg4bWm6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LfaBK8zBzZxAQrR39

https://photos.app.goo.gl/joqdz8qKZLeJtdEt8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BjP9vzbJfbtntcjc9
Now comes 1 of the parts I had a lot of fun doing. The art work and lettering for the pages of the book that will show
https://photos.app.goo.gl/M5HGjMj9MN3f4qza6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/snbgx55MxGdnRLPj8
The 1st page has the lyrics to Motley Crue's "In the beginning" translated into Latin. I thought it was rather fitting for what it contained. The 2nd page has Devinci's Vetruvian Man but in Astartes fashion and some black carapace info about how it's grown and implanted. Some sepia colored pencils and red markers for the lettering. All the lettering was done with calligraphy markers. I aged the paper with tea and grunge water. When I dribbled on the tea, it started to make the markers bleed and run! I thought "Oh shit" but happy accident. I dabbed the excess off and kept up that technique for both. Here's the result
https://photos.app.goo.gl/S4kdUFwyjWxtKZL4A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LwMgTfXoZnqT8AFX9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eryqHiNtgCoysQZr6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/R3Cea5MhQjivxBUG6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FoW8oehY7g261BBu8
Next was to finish off the sides and arm holes. Made some Deathwing decorations and some round trim with rivets for the openings
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YPJz4dz98Zx7DbyMA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cecaERuQPMxnS2eUA
Probably won't be able to see the Deathwing swords, but it was an awfully big space not to have something there. That's all for now. Oh, if someone wants the STL files for the hydraulic port, give me a shout. I'll gladly share it. I sketched it up and had a buddy at work draw it in SOLIDWORKS. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2022, 12:08:55 PM »
fantastic work.
I like watching your work.
Beautiful, precise and clean. Daniel, you have golden hands.

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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2022, 04:20:52 PM »
Thank you my friend. I watch and learn from your fantastic creations
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2022, 08:57:45 PM »
Progress photo dump for today. Some of this was finished the other day, but I didn't want to make a mile long post. In the game, the armor skins are pretty much all the same configuration just different color schemes. I saved a ton of screenshots of all different colors so I could see what the hell was going on. I could barely make out the wording on some of the trim. This trim runs along the top and bottom edge of the torso
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F64GNWETVr6NjU618

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kxa98hTVR1Wy5kfw5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UL49UVd4SvVYYHbk8
This was all lettered by hand and burned in with a soldering iron. The bottom I couldn't read, so I took a stab and used sayings that the Dark Angels would say.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/cokADdQc3wtsV5Fd7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gThZh7cRqy7quH619
Either end got trimmed short and cut some of the words off. I had to start in the middle because of the whoop in the belly. But, from the left "Never forget, Never forgive, My faith is my armor, and My shield is contempt". Next up was the aquilla for the chest. I made my pattern in half to start and was going to 2 piece this on because of how nerve wracking it was last time trying to wrestle Lucien's on. But this was alot thinner and I decided to give it a go. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YtgYNvgM75e32AW96

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qM4LHUbn4QMG5gDU6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JRwydbBQQFxw6frY9
Now when you freehand something like this, always make half a template and flip it over for the other side. That way it's symmetrical. The detail lines were cut in with an exacto and hit with the heat gun. I wanted these really clean and crisp.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3ct796fcWhwmo34c7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tF2Kb3CGzNaykYiu6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LBooh5ZF25F8989z7
I 3d printed a sword and some mini rivets to finish it off. The tail feathers covered some of the wording, but I expected that. It was the top that I wanted to turn out nice. Here's a few full Monty pics to show where this is at

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Eefbj6YiKfn12vGs6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xfAPtjncm37TfR6VA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1VW32ENnkAg97gyG8
Last thing was the led test for the inside of the Aegis hood. I got some 12v led strips in white and blue. I thought I was going to mix 2 of each for the blue glow inside the hood. I tried both 2 white and 2 blue, and then just 4 blue. The 4 blue combo won out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wbvFJGas5G5QdDn27 with the flash total dark room
https://photos.app.goo.gl/hw87t8788xy3ZbcU8 no flash total dark room. I also found an inexpensive paintball type breather mask I was going to use, but no glue that I have will stick to it. I put this on a styrofoam mannequin head for the photo. I'll wind up making 1 out of Eva so I can detail the crap out of it. That's all for now and stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2022, 09:21:50 PM »
Greetings battle brothers, more progress to report. The last major hurdle is to detail the inside of the hood and hide the LEDs so you can't see them. I made some "brackets" to mount the LEDs and for the most part cover them. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jPxBsQ5o7cHpmsJJA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EwhuyMM4fYPvynsF6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FuRhirNBdVopYVGW8
There's enough of a ledge over hanging to block them out from outside view. I had some old computer mother boards that got sacrificed to the Emperor for some added aesthetics. Now there's no way I could paint in all the nooks and crannies when these are installed so I covered them real quick and added some extra wire
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TutsXMz1F5vosg3u8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/syjjFsTtnXFbzeXH6
Right in the middle to cover the seam is a vox castor
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gQ7BRAAMi7TSzrBt9
This will get the same metallic treatment as the rest of the parts. I left the underside white to help with reflecting as much blue glow as possible. You won't see the unpainted part anyway. Working my way around and up, I made some detail plates for the cable mounts.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Uij4LmxfMTuTqrv19

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ptq5KA2zqRGLECFb7
You'll notice the big round knobs on the plates and the same on the collarbone plates. I'm making a dampener or what looks like a shock absorber that mounts here. I've got some small  diameter wooden dowels to keep it lightweight. Next is the neck filler plate. There was a lot of figuring and brainstorming on this part. I had to make some support padding for the whole torso to rest on my shoulders. Once I figured out how it sat on my shoulders, I could gauge where my neck was and start making the template. Here's the results
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UU8mAedNgS4mHz9b9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NSXEbY67NX1u47Fp9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/N4d1qn59ArsiGbGv9
I thought I was going to have to cut through the back to get my melon through there, but it fit! With room to spare! Now it was a matter of finishing up the trim parts. Here it is temporarily with the collarbone plates also
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RHHTGq5GBqy5aVUh8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vVJ9ei4BwkLQ6xSm9
And with the LEDs lit up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/88rdrNNfExib3huy9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vBZixq8bcymDj7oMA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8A9KbUnGfvJ2FhDL6
All of this still needs to get glued home. I still have the "halo" strip that runs up and over the top of my head from those little shoulder plates. This also has blue LEDs attached. The whole hood should glow like hell when it's lit. That's about it for now. As always, if anybody has questions or comments, fire away. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2022, 12:01:11 AM »
Got some good progress done on the hood to share. I managed to knock out the halo inserts with the LEDs. But before I could glue them in, I had to sort out how I was going to close in the back of the neck area. I decided to close the whole back in with a bulkhead and add some details to it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wzPRWPZvneSPJ5qE9
The 2 crescent pieces on the side have 6 blinking LEDs and a blue strip in behind it. These went in 1 side at a time and man were they a bitch. I finished off the little gap at the top with a trim piece to make it look continuous. Next was the top of the head trim panel that has 4 rectangle shaped led marker lights. This was 2 layers and I sunk the wires into the bottom layer and out of the back.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1HUFeoF3qwQsHgB4A
The wiring will run along the edge where you can see it, but it'll get wrapped with corrugated loom to give it the mechanicus look. Here's some pics of this thing lit up in total darkness, some with flash some without.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EF1jx9BC4wLSLUux8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xDLpd1iRTnmt555w7
This was no flash. My phone was having a hard time adjusting to all the blue lights. Here's 1 more with the lights on and you can see some of the intermittent blinking LEDs around the halo
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jt9mHhEqmnGv1xte7
Some of the LEDs blink at a faster rate than others which I was hoping for. I've got 2 small filler panels to make yet and then clean up the rats nest of wires and mount the rechargeable battery somewhere. The whole inside of the hood is going to get painted like a bone white color. Think like the computer "Mother" in the movie Alien. This should give it an aged look after I grunge wash it down. It should still glow pretty good too, I hope. Any comments or questions, ask away. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2022, 08:50:44 PM »
Here's a few more details I added to the inside of the hood. It seemed a little bare in there, so I added on some psychic amplification goodies to the roof and the back of the neck panel
 https://photos.app.goo.gl/DcR31SdLj4qR1exq9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMnCHBdfUg9CRfHW7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4fFzXSnmtsLV1PCZA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/x4hvYBcUAxUGeqCD9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XSqpTw2eS6cX81CQA
All the copper wire was bent with some flat needle nose pliers. I didn't glue them in yet for fear of painting over them. I think I'll leave them as is to give a little color to the bulkhead. The 3d printed aquilla will get painted gold. Also I couldn't help myself and had to slap some beginning layers of paint on the trim panels to get a feel for what it'll look like.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RxV42APCYaA5zW588
This whited out color scheme should make all the LEDs really pop. All the inside will get a light grunge wash but not too much so it stays bright. On a side note, I scored what I think is the right shade of blue for this particular armor skin in the game. I had bought a small sample and painted a patch on the hood. Not it, it was kinda Ultra marine blue. The blue I reselected was way darker with a hint of purple in it. To me it's spot on. You can't believe how hard it is for me right now to not start painting the torso. Still have lots of detailing to do on the bottom half of the body 1st. Ever onward, stay tuned...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2022, 09:09:47 PM »
So what the hell with this website? It was down going on almost a month! Anyway, lots of progress to report. Got the inside of the hood finished and painted.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YFF9vdWcid3xwZt86
All the interior LEDs are mounted and double checked for function
https://photos.app.goo.gl/riJVJdpweD43VTQR8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dpBAExTbcsYdMxgu6
All the blue LEDs were making my phone wig out. It was having a hard time with all the blue light. All the LEDs on the halo part blink intermittent as I hoped they would. I found some glow in the dark paint that I'm going to hit some of the edges and corners of some of the gear inside the hood to make them stand out a little more.
Next is some of the work on the waist. I made a multi piece belt that's relatively flat so I could decorate it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y7cDtf1bjrvEuP5u6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/D7xjH3XPqTAC5YqF6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7Edru5qLdYWa2ru5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5xr9rs2f27ypoC2n7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kcd2GR9HBEoE35v1A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KRQyGa1MX5ogtKPq8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ySJbZJB2aN6Jp96UA
Couple of the badges were 3d printed and the rest burned in with a soldering iron.
Next up was some of his side thigh guards and rear armor plate
 https://photos.app.goo.gl/5n1buU5KTpscoip16

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rnS6UE6q89Vf7yoj9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pGMhyWtEXGB4jVe26

https://photos.app.goo.gl/C5qSybBT8HT968es9
This clips onto the waist in the same manner as Luciens armor. I used the plastic quick clips
https://photos.app.goo.gl/psFyvsCb2zsFJLGaA
These were sunk in through slots and hot glued down before I closed in the armor halves.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/s7GNB611e95sW9gW6
This is the rear armor. It's not complete at the moment, it needs some laurels around the aquilla.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/XDXzKrrg1FCRcaWE9
This is the other side, also not complete. Needs laurels and an outer frame.
I made the groin plate a little different also than Luciens. This 1 is flat so I could decorate it too.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fobqAVZCEVfpYBuh6
This is going to have a rampant lion cut from foam.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mKxWxuvX1fkmMokGA
Hand drawn place holder. And you can see the belt buckle.
That was cut from foam with a wooden insert inside before it was closed. That lets me screw the attachment piece on the back
https://photos.app.goo.gl/V1bWujtBeZ42EDBs7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZmkcDdrPC15Mu4WR8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1L7UwnhTZd8FeYj56
You'll notice the 2 layers on the back. The smaller layer is PVC foam board. That's so I've got something solid to attach the leather hangers to the back side. I deciphered from the screen shots that the hangers are attached to the buckle and the tabard is attached to the waist. I've got that sorted out, just have to do it. Anyway, the buckle is done.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3kuDrpfqaZZgeQ3J8
The only other thing I made was a relic shoulder pauldron guard.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gRNwtoEwo6isEjui7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/i8ySYsQ75YoB1sQq7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EAsJpSFimZUnN9VU9
That's where Brother Nicodemus stands at the moment. Stay tuned for lots more...
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Re: Brother Nicodemus, Deathwing Librarian build wip
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2022, 08:31:38 PM »
Incoming progress report and pics. Finishing up on the pelvis details and constructed the risers for the boots and mounted same. Pelvis detail pics
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rirfH7XTVZFEJQzb6
This back trim plate is pretty close to the same as Luciens. It gives me a stoping point with the foam round stock from side to side. That way if it goes crooked, you won't notice as much with the short distances.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/d7egdBWdeaCLmJt87

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UjSBAdzZ45S1tqBC7
Lion applied
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qm6QAST2ykja222C6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SCzCsdAKStBh3pXU8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LFQyKcEKyspMsAgD8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yi5CAVU4ELs2LeEL9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1dq6fgUeVNSLeHmv5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NQcB8Maxx3S3sFo4A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UyDAXFovtccuP3ky5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HsPDvnPV8nwG328H6
As you can see in the progression, the round foam that I trimmed the leg openings with and then ran round foam for the ribbing. It's a lot of tedious cutting, but makes it worth it at the end. Also you can see some little Methane extraction vents on either side at the bottom. Hey, space marines eat beans too ya know.
I made a mounting clip for the tabard also. I had some snaps that were threaded on the end but weren't real long. I didn't want the lock nuts on the inside poking me in the stomach so I made some aluminum top hat style 1s to use instead.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fisGnTZusV3Fb4U16

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GDeSgQrnneEjLsyt8
That way I could screw the snaps in and it would be smooth on the inside. Everything mounted home is nice and clean
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ggYEgVQpEVYPFJ5t8

Next is the boot progress. I started with some aluminum rectangle tube cut to length. After removing the wheels from the skates I decided that I wouldn't have to cut the trucks off and would be able to use the holes to my advantage. Up inside are some ribbing that had to be dealt with, so I trimmed slots in the tube to accommodate  them.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gHqJv685sfta7SDKA
After trimming out enough material so they sat snug, I marked and drilled holes through both sides to mount the skates
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vbmfcohybFxiiN5m7
Now I had a solid base to mount to the boots. I stacked up some scrap wood to see how high of risers that I could get away with and determined about 5" or so from the bottom of my sole. I sketched out some ideas and none of them really grabbed me as "that's it!". Then I noticed some large diameter, thick wall PVC pipe scraps that were in a box. Then, "Aha!" I'll use that as a column to stand on. With the stack up of the aluminum tube, they only needed to be about 2" high. Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/P3hf9R7CnZsWN9jX8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vor6HNYGe8ESy4Jc6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AKHWdBiZVGW49oqB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EdFRWCi2jiXMEHe98
Now how to screw them down so they're strong. I made a tap plate the goes on the inside so that I'm screwing into steel. Aluminum that thin isn't too strong and I was worried that I'd pull the treads out. I bolted the tap plate inside the tube and the bolted the hole thing to the bottom using 10mm flat head bolts. Again, I was worried about pulling the bolts through the wood so I made mounting plates to take the stress from the outside
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NsEV2y5jPetpqQQz6
Now I'd have to pull the bolt through the aluminum to break something. Everything mount down looks like this
https://photos.app.goo.gl/u187BugXjv3TNTod7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WXAkhrFrErs4w1ER8
I put these on and walked around out in the yard for about 10 minutes. Surprisingly I can move pretty good. Having been an ice hockey goalie for a long time, it felt like walking in skates and pads. You kind of duck walk with your feet pointed out. Also having the toe hinged helps out tremendously. If anyone is going to make a termie suit or even a space marine, I highly suggest hinging the toes. You won't be sorry! That's all for now. If anyone has questions, fire away. Stay tuned for more...
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