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UT Trooper's Chewbacca build - looking for motivation !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always buy the high stepper stilts and cut them down. Others have done so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacca9 wrote:
You can always buy the high stepper stilts and cut them down. Others have done so.


My steppers are cut down Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone come across the Chewbacca color pattern could you please share? Been searching on the forum with no luck. I believe someone made a detailed example of where to put the different colored hair
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly do you mean by the Chewie hair color pattern? Do you mean what kanekalon hair colored we are using and what ratios we are mixing them in?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A pattern to show where exactly on his body I should put the grey spots.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The build is moving again thanks to finally figuring out my plans for the feet. I moved forward with the bucket stilts cut down. I am 6 foot, I cut the buckets down to 10.5 inches. With the added shoes, EVA foam on the bottom, and the hair on the top of the head I will be at the 7 foot mark. So far I like these, although I'm hoping I can simulate a natural walk rather than stomping around.

The buckets are cut down now and I am in the process of attaching shin supports with a square rod I found at Lowe's. This is the only leg band kit I could find:
Left leg: http://www.walltools.com/surpro-2-stilt-leg-band-kit-left.html
Right leg: http://www.walltools.com/surpro-2-stilt-leg-band-kit-right.html



I also started latch hooking the shirt. When people say this takes a long time I couldn't understand. The act of latch-hooking seemed to be simple and quick, but now I understand that it's more than just the latching. It's the managing of the hair and blending that takes longer. Thankfully I figured out to cut the hair down to size first, then blend by hand. This will be a long journey.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UT Trooper wrote:
The build is moving again thanks to finally figuring out my plans for the feet. I moved forward with the bucket stilts cut down. I am 6 foot, I cut the buckets down to 10.5 inches. With the added shoes, EVA foam on the bottom, and the hair on the top of the head I will be at the 7 foot mark. So far I like these, although I'm hoping I can simulate a natural walk rather than stomping around.

The buckets are cut down now and I am in the process of attaching shin supports with a square rod I found at Lowe's. This is the only leg band kit I could find:
Left leg: http://www.walltools.com/surpro-2-stilt-leg-band-kit-left.html
Right leg: http://www.walltools.com/surpro-2-stilt-leg-band-kit-right.html



I also started latch hooking the shirt. When people say this takes a long time I couldn't understand. The act of latch-hooking seemed to be simple and quick, but now I understand that it's more than just the latching. It's the managing of the hair and blending that takes longer. Thankfully I figured out to cut the hair down to size first, then blend by hand. This will be a long journey.



Yup those will work great.

These are mine

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you are using the same rods and leg band kit! Good to know it works!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UT Trooper wrote:
Looks like you are using the same rods and leg band kit! Good to know it works!


Yeah, the square tubing will be a tight fit so you will have to hammer it in with a mallet before drilling out the hole for the bolt that attached the brace to the tubing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UT Trooper wrote:
mattcamaro wrote:
I took some flexible foam and made two layers. And carved my toes out. They sit around my stilts. I have a pin in the ankle and there is a strap that hold the toe end in place. It allows the feet to flex like real feet And then took the bottom of 2 liter pop bottles and made tie nails

I originally took Ryan s toes and cut them up and made them straight. Didn't use them. They sti in the garage now


I like your idea about making them out of foam, I think I'll give that a try!


Jamie makes toes that look straight and dont fan out, if you havent already gotten some
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