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Bantha proyect help please!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Bantha proyect help please! Reply with quote

This is a call for help.

Does someone has any idea of what was used to build the Bantha's "fur"??? What kind of material is that?






We would like to make a baby bantha mascot for our Wretched Hive clan which is "Bantha Clan"

We got the frame, and all that is necessary to build the horns, etc.
But we are having trouble finding the right material for the "fur"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't tell you for certain what the hair used was, but my guess is the softer looking stuff near the face is yak hair, while the body almost looks like straw.

I would use kanekalon hair extensions, which come in 48 inch lengths abs are commonly available at beauty supply shops.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this sort of an old thread, but the answer to your question is palm fronds, as in palm tree. They didn't use any fur or fur like material. I've been thinking about making a bantha, but I'm stumped as to what to use for fur that won't cost a fortune, but look decent. The banthas were never seen up close on film, do the fronds worked perfectly. In real life, we obviously need something believable.

Crepe hair would work, but the amount you'd need would be expensive, unless you did under layers out of a cheap material then the top layer in crepe hair. This crepe hair can be found at your local costume or theater/makeup shop.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats is one truly epic build I look forward to seeing progress photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure if you made any progress on this, but a couple Rebels made a baby Bantha costume for CVI, they used Macromay (sp?)
I guess it's yarn like stuff that they brushed out. So...there's another suggestion!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macramé is done by knotting yarn, leather, twine, etc. I'm not sure how they brush out knots. Maybe they left the ends unknotted and frayed them?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basically they would cut something like 18" strands from the ball of Macrame and then would use a wig brush to brush it out. It was a very lengthy process, but they said it ended up being fairly cheap.
I thought it looked like thick yarn before they started, but it worked out pretty well.
I found a pick of their Bantha: http://assets.bizjournals.com/orlando/slideshow/StarWarsC643.jpg?v=1
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the picture! I guess whatever kind of macramé they did wasn't based on knots, if it were, there's no way they could brush it out. Pretty good idea though! Definitely shaggy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big WOW thats amazing Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be a sweet project! Now.. if only you could borrow an elephant Wink
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