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Ivy - South Texas ESB Chewbacca Build

 
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posnivy1 (Paul Ivy)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Ivy - South Texas ESB Chewbacca Build Reply with quote

I have officially started my ESB Chewbacca build!! Exciting and scary! I have ready almost every Chewbacca build post on the forum and have tons on notes.

I am 5' 9" so I decided I needed 15-18" stilts.

I have purchased stilts via Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GP04QJO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and at the ~18" mark will put me at close to 7.5 feet tall (including mask). So, this is my target. I have started practicing walking in the stilts... Lots more practice required.

I just placed the hair order via ikickshins & Samsbeauty. Samsbeauty had the best price, but only few of the colors in quantity needed. ikickshins had all the colors but was twice the price.

I ordered mask from EvilChimp. ~3 month lead time.

Mesh Suit - I have started building my mesh suit. Utility mesh from Joann's fabric (50% off at memorial day). Pants are sewn with webbing suspenders included.

Feet - carving from 2" insulation attached to stilts
Toes - Currently planning on molding from clay (large human style toes instead of claws) and then create cast from resin


Bandolier - Plan on purchasing from Mel Mattson.

Gloves - Need to find still. I want to avoid rubber. but looks like cloth or leather are both acceptable.

Bowcaster - Plan on 3D printing one.

C-3PO - with ESB version, i want to have the disassembled C3PO in the bag on my back. Plan on 3D printing. Found some files on thingiverse.

I will post pictures as I progress. Any thoughts from experienced Wookiee builders will be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the fam and good luck! If you need anything at all, please feel free to shoot me a PM!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds awesome. I am looking forward to seeing what you make!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Anyone have gloves they can recommend?


Pants:
I used a pajama pattern as a starting point


Practicing on Stilts:
I did manage to get to the point walking without support and going through doors.
I am REALLY glad we have high ceilings!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mesh pants and shirt done


Hair arrived



Built a hackle. Blended the first set.... didn't go well at first. I had too much in my hand at a time.





I have officially started to latch hook. It took about 3 hours to complete this. First one took 15 minutes. At the end i was taking less than a minute.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the fun begins! Enjoy and good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been working on the pants every chance i get. here are some progress photos











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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a few days working on it, progress seems good. Front is complete and the back is over 25% complete. Hopefully complete the pants in just a few more days.




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pants done!! Completed the latch hook part of the pants. It took about 7 days (~40 hours).

I cut each braid into 3 pieces. It took 2 sets of the grey mix and 3 sets of the brown mix.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shirt is finished, received the bandelier and gloves. Decided to put all that I have together.









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