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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"My question was more near the end (middle of the hair). So if I understand correctly, you put glue (silicone) on like half the length of the hair and guled it in layers? So basically you glued the "hairstyle" in place? If so that is genius, if not then I'm still not getting it LOL! "

your partly correct, but the hair was not glued at the tips as in replicating the hair punching way, but glued on the same way you would glue one sheet of paper ontop of another.

ill try and post up a set of pictures to demonstrate what i mean.

Also I did the hair in a similar style of glueing on that chris did.
Here is a link to his mask build.




here is his great thread.

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46437
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an illustration

The hair is glued in layers onto the top and sides of the underskull in layers/tiled. This hair is glued right up the silicone part of the mask (missing in the pic)



The silicone glue is spread in a line accross the face in the direction that the hair will be placed e.g from the side of the nose out towards the edge of the silicone. Hair is then laid onto the glue and pressed on with a little overlap onto the edge hair that was hot glued previously.



Here is and aexample of a strip of hair now glued onto the face




Then after that the hair that is not glued/static on the face, you need to style and trim accordingly with thinning shears and harspray.
But the hair on the back of the head does not need any product to hold it as gravity helps it flop down and over the back of the wearers neck.

hope that that is clear and makes sense.

Any more questions ...ask away.






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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to go to Elstree studio's yesterday and do a quick photoshoot. For those that don't know, the original Star wars studio shots were filmed here and they have "the George lucas stage"

Anyway i got mobbed and it took quit a while to walk to the studios, because of being stopped for photos every other step.
Of course i obliged and chewie got his first kiss.

The George Lucas stage


First lot of pics taken




First kiss
















cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That looks great! Thanks for the photos, as it is great inspiration!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:03 pm    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

Just signd up on the boards and after seeing your awesome build have started the journey of making my own Chewbacca costume.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Rich, welcome aboard

If you need help or guidance, ask away

Good luck in your build


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: :-) Reply with quote

Many thanks. I'll be asking a few (hundred) questions I bet haha. Thanks for the offer... First one to break the ice Wink did you get your mesh for the under suit in UK?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, yep I got the mesh from Birmingham rag market. In hind site it's
the wrong type though. It's not as strong as it should be.
So if I was to build another suit, then I would opt for a stronger material.

So a direct answere is that you need to find that first before you can start. Other uk builders might have more info for you
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers :-) anyone out there know the best place to get in the UK?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I did my first official troop at the weekend at Scifi weekender in wales.

I had a few issues with the feet not having enough support and nearly twisted my ankle on more than one occasion.
I'm going to completely redo them with boots instead of the setup which uses pumps/plimsoles.


Chewbacca went down a storm and had allot of attention. At one stage i sat down, and all the punters thought chewie was sad and wanted a cuddle.

Here's some pics














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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after trooping chewie for a weekend , it was time to upgrade the feet.

The feet i have already were dangerous to walk about in and my ankle gave way on more than one occasion. This was down to no ankle support and i was lucky enough not to end up in hospital.

So i decided to completely re do the feet from scratch. I stlll wanted to retain the height but also have the ankle support.

I purchased some work boots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCZfQDS_Qfw

I then added expandable foam to the to area. I had to carve and add foam to fill in any holes on the foam. I was careful to only add to the tip of the boot, so if i bent the boot, then the foam would not come off.

here are some the pics of the foam (painted) before adding the plastic toenails



then hair was layered up onto the boot with silicone









After the tonsils and hair was added, i decided to add some layers of latex to make the foam durable and not prone to being chipped off, like my other set of feet






a bit more paint and some weathering of the hair. All that was need was to trim some leather off the boot. This was because the shape of the boot jutted out and made the bottom of the leg "misshapen"

This was done with a dremmel and cutting wheel.


here are the finished new feet next to the original foam feet. (New on the right)








and here is a set of feet that i believe to belong to a wookie.



cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chefhawk wrote:
and here is a set of feet that i believe to belong to a wookie.


Where was this photo taken?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chefhawk wrote:

Chef, where are your jaw hinges? It looks like your springs are where I would expect your hinges to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
chefhawk wrote:
and here is a set of feet that i believe to belong to a wookie.


Where was this photo taken?


Just double checked and they are Not chewbaccas feet. They were on a chewbacca page, they are in fact from the apes feet in 2001 and I'm assuming also made by Stuart freeborn
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
chefhawk wrote:

Chef, where are your jaw hinges? It looks like your springs are where I would expect your hinges to be.


Here is a pic i took today for you. This is the right hand side of the jaw mech





and here is the left side




I tried experimenting for at least a week and half with different positions and the movement was great but as soon as the silicone was applied the movement was no where near as good.

My only main disappointment with my build is lack of mouth movement tbh. Its not terrible, but not as good as i think it could be.


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