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Alien Pilots... Head matching other body parts?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going up for submission, fingers crossed! (as much as webbed fingers can be...)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success on my Mon Cal pilot! And now I've been bitten by the alien bug. My wife is interested in rocking a Rodain pilot as well!

Looking for some Legion judge feedback on the hands of both a Rodain and a Gran.

I know the fingers are usually a bit longer, but with large hands, would the normal pilot gloves suffice?



For the Gran, I saw this and thought "how awesome!". Thoughts on the scarf (probably to better the neck tradition into the collar)?



As far as hands... the ones they sell are modeled after Ree-Yees:



But in my research, apparently hands vary quite a bit- from six fingers to the very swollen (like Ree-Yees):

"A recessive genetic mutation sometimes caused some Gran to suffer from misshapen extremities, with hands and feet swelling to abnormal sizes. While not affecting the individual's ability to do finer work, the handicap nonetheless often resulted in social isolation. Gran scientists intently studied the trait to attempt to find a cure." - The New Essential Guide to Alien Species





Thoughts? It's not so much about cutting corners as it is saving money, especially with the holidays coming up... plus I don't know how well my wife's hands would do in latex gloves for hours at a time.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, if an alien has hands that are very different in size and shape then they need to have that as a pilot as well. You can make gloves that look as though they have those hands in them without having to have the hands, but they can not be human shaped if the species doesn't have them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flippers certainly make that difficult (but who's going to hid those awesome fins?!), but extending fingers on a Rodain in would probably be pretty easy. Sew an extra finger or make them boxing gloves for the Gran?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have Mon Calamari pilots with flippers.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, I'm one of them Cool Just saying- who in their right mind wouldn't want to showcase those sexy webbed, suction-cupped hands? Concealing them in gloves would be a travesty. Plus working around a mold or other template to costum tailor a set of gloves seems like you might as well just leave them exposed.

Don't get me wrong- I absolutely agree it does complete the look and adds more to the authenticity of the costume to have matching limbs that also draw attention. Just figured I'd feel it out and know whats allowed or not before making my next purchase.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for the hands, one of our local guys makes Bith head and hands, but for the hands he uses off the shelf cloth gloves that can breath, then molds the finished latex over the top of them leaving the palms and part of the inside of the fingers untouched by the latex so your hands can still breath some.
As long as you don't show your palms to people, no one would know that the hands aren't completely covered by latex.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I like it! Sounds like an easy option for a Rodian anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more down, one more on the way! Cool


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there's the trifecta. Cool


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Jake!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey... Here it's my Bith Pilot...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WooT! Alien pilots! 😎



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having recently completed a Rodian Jedi, I'm very interested in looking in to making him a Pilot too.

This thread is exactly the motivation I was needing Smile

oh58mech - is your Gran from sevenheadstenhorns? Hows the vision/ventilation?
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