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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sarah,
I'm at work atm, but as soon as I get a chance I will answere.
I need to do a little pic to describe it better than words can, so please bear with me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay, i did try and post this last night.

The mesh is glued onto the underskull at the rear.



The hair was then latch hooked into the mesh starting from the base and working upwards.

Then where the mesh overlapped the fiberglass i then hotglued the hair on upto the edge of the silicone mask.

Again this was done in lines working forward to the brow. 1 - 2 -3

The chin was also hotglued as well as the sides of the underskull upto the silicone face.


any more questions ask away


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Ian! Thank you very much Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after latchhooking and nearly finishing, i thought i would do a test fit.










I needed to do some adjustments as it needed more latch hooking on the arms and thinning out. The shoulder grey patches need to be more the same and not so long on the one side. The bulkyness off the arms bothers me and the area around the waist is too bulky.. I look like a teddy bear!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we then trimmed an ark shape at the sides and that helped, also thinned out the one sleeve for better definition.


I also added some foam shoulders, buy attaching them to the braces.

but after wards i thinned those down as well.


then after a bit more work i took the whole costume in for a quick show with the sound rig as well.





this is the lady that helped with the sewing bits of the build








Its still in the tweaking stage, i.e. filling in gaps in the hair and also more thinning out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty good. I wonder if you don't need the shoulder pads?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your right, I've looked at it since and have removed the shoulder pads.

They make it look too bulky.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still a work in progress and there's still a lot of tweaking and thinning out of hair and grooming to do.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's cool that you are tall enough without stilts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using an iPod nano for your sound?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your suit. I can't tell from the pics if you have crazy shadow lines going on or if you have bald spots on your suit. There are some pretty well defined black areas in these pics, but as anything photography could be playing tricks.

You want to make sure that there are no bald spots where the undersuit is showing.

Love the feet though. Very OT!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hair suit looks really good. It has that nice messy look that Chewie has. What did you do to get it like that?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bornhoeft wrote:
Are you using an iPod nano for your sound?


I will be using an iPod shuffle with an aker amp.

I took the samples from the Starwars soundboard site as they are top quality and put them into an audio editing program. I then did a "bed" and adjusted a few things.

It works well and you then just perform chewie according to what you hear.

I like it because there is nothing to go wrong technically on a troop.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torment wrote:
Check your suit. I can't tell from the pics if you have crazy shadow lines going on or if you have bald spots on your suit. There are some pretty well defined black areas in these pics, but as anything photography could be playing tricks.

You want to make sure that there are no bald spots where the undersuit is showing.

Love the feet though. Very OT!


Thank you, yes there are some bald spots that I'm attending to.
The knees were a problem as well as the bottom. I'm adding hair to the bald spots and then thinning as I go.
It's probably about a weeks work to do.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
The hair suit looks really good. It has that nice messy look that Chewie has. What did you do to get it like that?


Thank you Matt , I couldn't of done any of this without your site.

To get the hair messy, I basically used the suction hose from a vacuum cleaner on the suit and a hair dryer . I also don't fold or take care of the suit when I store it. It's scrunched up in a clear plastic bag.

I think I have worked out how the sleeve and glove method was achieved.


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