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Chefs chewbacca build
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a few more pics in different light and focus points








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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Chef! What specifically did you do to improve the under skull and mechanics? Other than the new sculpt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chef. How do you apply the silicone glue to the skin? Do you use brushes? Sticks? Directly with the nozzle of the tube? How thick do you put it on?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I want to know how the silicone is applied as well. Inquiring minds must know!! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay. Hectic day at work


Hopefully to answer all your questions in on one go.

The underskull was cast from the original mould, then trimmed short around the crown area. I then added card board at a 90 degree angle. This was a form to fiberglass against. The card was removed after curing. The jaw mech was improved by moving it to a different position. The tongue and pallet where a new sculpt and moulded and cast in silicone. A bigger PC fan installed for improved cooling. A few holes were drilled in the underskull top area before the fan was positioned underneath. I applied the hair while the mouth was on an open position.this was to remove any tension/resistance caused by adding more silicone to the appliance .

I used budget clear silicone caulk and applied it with a sculpting trowel very thinly



The hair was then thinned out with thinning shears/scissor on the perimeter of the face. Talc mixed with brown powder was also added to weather the hair. A bit of black acrylic paint thinned Down with screen wash was painted around the eye sockets. I used a burning match around the inner eye socket to
Remove any unwanted hairs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post up some pics of stuff when I get home


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



silicone used from a hardware shop to lay up the hair

small palette used for applying the silicone onto the appliance






before nuts are trimmed


joint before bending into the head


top part of the under skull after trimming the edges off placed otop of the mk 1 mask


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how long does the gluing of the face take in terms of days for you?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The process of gluing took about two evenings. The latched hair would be also two evenings. Then weathering about another evening. The hair trimming and thinning was done a few times after that.

If i do another mask then i might change my method slightly with bringing mesh over the top of the head right up to the edge of the top of the silicone.


Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am trying a thin strip of vecro along the back edge of my underskull to attach the mesh for the back of the head. That way I can remove it for easy cleaning or repairs. It seems to work well, but the hair does get stuck on the velcro a little.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan. I hotglued the mesh on taught to the back of the headpiece. It seems to work well, I air dray the head for a few days after any troop.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this may be one of the most, if not THE most recognizable-as-Chewbacca mask build(s) I've seen to date. I think my only nitpick is that you may have weathered too much. He looks vaguely cadaverous. Although that could be the lack of eyes... :-)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just being updating all the photos and replacing them from photo bucket to imjur so as to help people in the future builds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your build thread is amazingly helpful.
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