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A WIP for Delaware's First Chewbacca?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I ordered the 5" inch lift boot in a size bigger than what I need so I have room for lifts. Figure 6'4" plus the 5" inch boots get me to 6'9" and I have room for lifts to get me to 6'11" before mask. With mask I should be in the 7'2" to 7"3" range right?
Any particular lift work or just go to Walmart and pick some up?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to try to make my own bandolier following Adam's video here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJ4_Hc17cM
Are there any other suggestions or corrections I need to be aware of? I don't have access to aluminum like he does so what about the larger boxes? The smaller ones shouldn't be an issue.
What about the bag portion?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my large aluminum boxes from Don Forsyth: donsforsyth@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mleech77 wrote:
I got my large aluminum boxes from Don Forsyth: donsforsyth@gmail.com


Thanks for the info, will email him now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was browsing around for more info on making the bandolier and also came across this.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/560291413/star-wars-wookiee-bandolier-prop-replica?ref=shop_home_active_1
The standards say 8-9 boxes and this version comes with 10. Seller states that if you are going to be 7'2" or under to go with the shorter one that has 8/9 boxes.
How does this item look to you all? Price seem reasonable?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s Mel! She made my bandolier, and Don Forsyth also made my large aluminum boxes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uffizzi wrote:
That’s Mel! She made my bandolier, and Don Forsyth also made my large aluminum boxes.

Awesome! Since I am thinking I will be 7'3"ish in costume it will still be fine doing the 9 boxes right? That is what the costume standards say.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CT90674 wrote:
Uffizzi wrote:
That’s Mel! She made my bandolier, and Don Forsyth also made my large aluminum boxes.

Awesome! Since I am thinking I will be 7'3"ish in costume it will still be fine doing the 9 boxes right? That is what the costume standards say.

I'll rely on the judges to give you the final answer there, but I can tell you that I'm just over 7'9" at the lowest setting for my Chewie, and my bandolier had a lot more boxes than the standards say. I was asked to remove the extras and have exactly as many as listed in the standard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boots are in! Wore them around the house a bit and almost broke my ankle only twice, so win! With the boots alone I got to 6'8.5". I ordered some lifts that go up to 4" more. So looks like with mask I should get to the 7'3"/7"4" range. Hoping to start sewing my mesh suit next week.
Already spoke to Don about Aluminum boxes and leaning to the bandolier on Etsy without boxes included. I will make the small ones following Adam's vid.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CT90674 wrote:
Uffizzi wrote:
That’s Mel! She made my bandolier, and Don Forsyth also made my large aluminum boxes.

Awesome! Since I am thinking I will be 7'3"ish in costume it will still be fine doing the 9 boxes right? That is what the costume standards say.


As long as the standard is followed, it should be good. Mel did my bando also.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The small boxes are the Hammond 1590A enclosures. They are still in production and can be purchased from Mouser Electronics .

They were identified on the RPF years ago. Made it easy to scale the rest of the bandolier.

That's why no one makes them on Etsy or anywhere else. You can still get the originals so no one bothers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice on the small boxes, I will check them out.
The lifts came in. Unfortunately there is just no way to get all 4 lifts and get my foot in the boot so it looks like I can go with a max of 2 of the lift inserts. With the 2 I was able to get to 6'10". With mask I should end up in the 7'1" area. Not quite as tall as I would have liked but I still like the idea of only having to walk in platform shoes instead of stilts so I guess that height will have to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CT90674 wrote:
Thanks for the advice on the small boxes, I will check them out.
The lifts came in. Unfortunately there is just no way to get all 4 lifts and get my foot in the boot so it looks like I can go with a max of 2 of the lift inserts. With the 2 I was able to get to 6'10". With mask I should end up in the 7'1" area. Not quite as tall as I would have liked but I still like the idea of only having to walk in platform shoes instead of stilts so I guess that height will have to do.


As long as the entire kit is over 7 foot, you're good to go.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big day! All the hair came in.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mesh suit work started. Following the guide at http://dev.dockingbay94.org/guides/chewbacca

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