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WIP - Rebel One's Chewbacca (ANH)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RebelOne wrote:
Does anyone have suggestions about shoulder pads (what features to look for, possible brands/models)?

I think the go to has typically been lacrosse shoulder pads. I use dirt bike pads so that I have back support/protection should the worst happen and someone tip me over.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got hockey pads myself! Chest protector and the padded shorts Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To pad out my shoulders I simply used a pink sheet of foam (all I had to hand at the time lol), cut a hole in it and used a heat gun to shape - kinda like a reverse cone of shame. Not many pics of me with it on before I put the top on - found this one where you can sorta see it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The foam shoulders look good on you, Sarah. Too bad I already ordered dirt bike protection.

Some questions about the fur at the feet: Do you ever trip over the fur (like tripping on loose shoe laces)? Does the fur that touches the floor get dirty and worn? Does the leg ride up above the feet when you move around ... if so, how do you keep it down?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is putting foam under the stilts to prevent slipping necessary?

I'm considering putting yoga mat foam under my Steppin Up's High Stepper bucket stilts. If slipping were a concern, you would think the manufacturer would have put foam under the stilts. What has been your experience?
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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STILTS: Stilts are assembled and ready to be painted. If anyone sees any glaring mistakes, let me know.

Both Stilts, Front: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fctVlcyDVmwcYS2mzAajuc_q8qts_cZU/view?usp=sharing

Right Stilt, Outside: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eLJ0PK6iIo_GjrC1aOUMTCwLce_Svhnr/view?usp=sharing

Right Stilt, Inside: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iwBSiIIkO9GrMwygKNopKLS6kOsXE5XZ/view?usp=sharing


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MESH UNDERSUIT PANTS: The mesh undersuit pants are mostly sewn. I am leaving the inseams open to facilitate latch-hooking. After the latch-hooking is finished, I will sew the inseams together.

Mesh Pants: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UpwpsIYFZB1iBfHcw1NqMWdfTwb1rFCo/view?usp=sharing


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HACKLING: I'm having some trouble here. I used the colours 27/6 in a 2:1 ratio, but after hackling for about 45 minutes, the hair is barely mixed. Has anyone had this problem? How do you get the hair to mix? I uploaded a video (link below) in case that helps you spot any mistakes I am making.

Hackling: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15O0pMr271BeuvtE7-uhZZD_P_yAs2X3I/view?usp=sharing

Thank you for any help and tips!
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RebelOne wrote:
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HACKLING: I'm having some trouble here. I used the colours 27/6 in a 2:1 ratio, but after hackling for about 45 minutes, the hair is barely mixed. Has anyone had this problem? How do you get the hair to mix? I uploaded a video (link below) in case that helps you spot any mistakes I am making.

Hackling: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15O0pMr271BeuvtE7-uhZZD_P_yAs2X3I/view?usp=sharing


I haven’t been doing this that long, so take what I say with a grain of salt..... with that said, I think you are trying to blend too much hair at one time.

The Wookie Builders Club ( https://sites.google.com/site/solochewy/ ) has a great video that shows you how to use the hackle:

https://youtu.be/dv5wXwuApK4

Check it out! I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mike! I'll try that this weekend.
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RebelOne (Daniel)



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mike. Hackling with a smaller bunch of hair worked much better. I think my colours are now 26/7/blood from all the cuts from hackling!
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