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Bacca9 (Jamie "Gingersnap")
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I was just looking to see if I had the right size. I have research photos for when I do the actual sculpt. I think they're the ROTJ foot. It's funny, I never thought about Chewie's feet until now.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there are at least three different feet in the OT, and they go back and forth from scene to scene! Same with the bandoliers.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nother question: What should I make the underskull out of? I've already done life-casting in a class during my undergrad and I'm taking prosthetics next semester, so all I need is the in-between step. I know there's a flexible, thin plastic that you put in boiling water and mold that way, but I'm not sure this is the best solution. Help?


That material you are thinking of is called sintra, which is really just sheets of PVC if I remember right. My university sells 10" square pieces for really cheap. Your school might sell it as well. PM me for more info.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kievan Mereel wrote:
Bacca9 wrote:
Nother question: What should I make the underskull out of? I've already done life-casting in a class during my undergrad and I'm taking prosthetics next semester, so all I need is the in-between step. I know there's a flexible, thin plastic that you put in boiling water and mold that way, but I'm not sure this is the best solution. Help?


That material you are thinking of is called sintra, which is really just sheets of PVC if I remember right. My university sells 10" square pieces for really cheap. Your school might sell it as well. PM me for more info.


Sintra or foamex (while being a great prop material) does not bend properly on 2 axis so it wouldn't be much use for an underskull. Fibreglass would be ideal.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50/50 foam is light wieght, slightly flexible and easy to work with. You wont be disappointed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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50/50 foam is light wieght, slightly flexible and easy to work with. You wont be disappointed


Could you post a link to the page to get the 50/50 foam ( 2-part urethane or polyurethane foam) from.... and how much to order. I went to Smooth on.com and couldn't determine how much to get. Am I even looking at the right stuff ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the rigid foam that Smooth On sells. Polyurethane foam.
http://www.smooth-on.com/Rigid-and-Flexible/c10/index.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see , and thanks for the link. And the quick responce.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so fiberglass for the underskull, and the 50/50 for the mask that you punch into?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so fiberglass for the underskull, and the 50/50 for the mask that you punch into?

No......I didnt use fiberglass at all. The 50/50 foam is for the underskull. I know some use fiberglass for the underskull but I chose the foam because its really light. durable and comfortable and easy to work with. The decission is yours.....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! That's great because fiberglass and I really aren't friends. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know where I can get a cheap crossbow to build off of for my bowcaster? The wooden body I've cut isn't strong enough for the pneumatic components I've built into it. It's a shame too, because it really was starting to get somewhere Sad My other option is to cast what I've got and make my own out of fiberglass.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Pneumatic components"? In a Bowcaster?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using it as my pneumatics class final project. It shoots foam darts, but right now it's just too fragile and I know I'm going to break it. I'm starting the body over again. I'm thinking I'll just cast it in fiberglass and make my life a lot easier.
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