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  1. Astro Builder's Avatar
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    Apr 7, 2011, 11:53 PM - TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #1

    So now that I sold my Fett, and I do miss it, but it was time to move on, what's a guy to do. The answer...scare the **** out of kids on Halloween. I've enlisted some of the prop makers here to help me with my Nazgul build. Christi aka Crazy4BobaFett (the best flightsuit maker around) has gathered all of the various textiles and is set to start on the layered cloaks in a couple of weeks. Seriously cool stuff. Exchanged MANY reference pix. Museum medieval armor maker in Maryland set to start armor shortly and many others parts - boots, scabbard, sword - in the works.

    I know it's not SW, but I made so many good friends here, I thought there might be some interest. This thread will slowly unfold.

    Also, I am pursuing a concurrent Nazgul build for my 6 year old. Kids are great!
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    Apr 8, 2011, 12:02 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #2

    Can't wait to see this
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    Apr 8, 2011, 1:11 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #3

    Nazguls are so cool. Kind of Boba Fetts from Lord of the Rings. Can't wait to see the final result.

    Respect!
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    Apr 8, 2011, 6:23 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #4

    Very scary! Can't wait to see this... there's a ALOT of details in in the armor pieces... even just the hands and feet you see on screen.
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    Apr 8, 2011, 8:32 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #5

    This will be awesome! Love LOTR.
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    Apr 8, 2011, 11:50 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #6

    LOVE the nagul. Will be watching....
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    Apr 8, 2011, 12:02 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #7

    Wow. Cool. Always loved teh Nazgul. I recall seeing some of the behind the scenes footage stating that each costume required a ton of fabric. Good luck. Can't wait to see the photos.
  8. Apr 11, 2011, 8:19 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #8

    Me too!!! =) Oh wait, LOL!!!
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    Apr 11, 2011, 10:01 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #9

    That sounds awesome, Can't wait to see it. :-)
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    Apr 11, 2011, 10:09 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #10

    Armory received the boots and gloved I shipped. He was impressed with the boots which makes me feel like I am off on the right foot. Some pix of the sword below. IT's a United Cutlery replica right out of the box. Got a pretty good price too at $180 new. Nice and heavy. Leather hilt wrapping. 4 feet long. The acid etching gives it a nice weathered feel, but I'll add a little more to give a bit of grime too. That's my 52" 6-year old who thinks this is way cool.


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    Apr 11, 2011, 10:22 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #11

    This should be very interesting, I can't wait to see some progress!
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    Apr 14, 2011, 9:11 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #12

    Awesome! I've seen a few of the Kropserkel Nazgul's a number of years back and they were extremely impressive. Can't wait to see yours all done!
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    Apr 14, 2011, 9:24 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #13

    Kropserkel is the man when it comes to the armor. I'm not planning on doing the armor that is covered by the robe, so just boot and gauntlet armor. The guy I have contracted makes full suits for museums at about $15k a pop, so it should be impressive. Also, I think Christi will raise the bar on the robe - trust me. It'll probably be a couple months before the next update with photos, but I will get an update out there.
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    Apr 14, 2011, 9:27 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #14

    Sounds like a cool project!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 6:45 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #15

    Ha! That is toooo funny!
  16. May 5, 2011, 4:17 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #16

    I'm still digging myself out of the backed up sewing work pile from being without a machine for 5 weeks!!!
    But... I am working on the pattern concept...
    So, it is progressing. I am very excited about this project!!!
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    May 5, 2011, 4:31 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #17

    Egads! I need to pay more attention. I don't think I new you got rid of your Fett! (Granted, old age affected memory) That was one heck of a nice Fett. Did the suit go complete? And what of the Ammo Belt? Really, yours was my favorite. Did it find a good home?
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    Jun 11, 2011, 7:27 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #18

    Terry....Suit sold complete for a good price and went to a GREAT home. The guy worked for ILM for years and scripted some of the scenes in the new movies including the Jango kamino fight. He had seen the real thing at ILM and that mine smoked it in up close authenticity. Suit is now relegated to life in a showcase. Pretty cool. You and Nathan should feel proud as well as a few others.

    As for the Nazgul, still stalled, but both the Armor and the robe are scheduled to resume in July. Post progress photos as soon as I get some.
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    Jun 13, 2011, 7:54 AM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #19

    I will be watching for those pics!!!
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    Aug 4, 2011, 8:02 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #20

    I know this is just a teaser, but Christi (crazy4bobafett) has secured and dyed all the various textiles. Now the SDCC is done, she is reviewing the movie and plans to start cutting and sewing in the next week or so.

    Finally found a scabbard and belt maker on a budget I can afford. MOst people wanted $1000 - ouch!. Found a guy for $300 which was all there was left to spend on this project. Perfect!

    Armor working but slow to progress. I'll post fabrication pictures when I have some.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 8:22 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #21

    This should be a good watch, can't wait to see more!
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    Aug 4, 2011, 8:50 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #22

    To be honest, I think the Nazguls were the only characters I saw in LOTR that I actually thought looked cool. Can't wait to see an accurate and very detailed costume!
  23. Sep 6, 2011, 2:18 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #23

    Well with all that has been going on, this has been a steady but slow progression.
    Been keeping Justin posted on its goings on...
    So I figured an update is much needed here. =)
    The robe is about complete. The sleeves were added this weekend and I am working on the hood atm.
    Which has been an interesting build itself. It has quite a support structure assembled to it it. With a soft base attached to the robe, a middle structure and top piece which should encompass the long hood drape you see down the front. If it goes as I conceptualized it in my head. LOL
    I hope by this weeks end it will go into the detail, distress weather stage!
  24. Sep 14, 2011, 2:21 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #24

    The robe is now complete as well as the hood and accessories.
    Now to sew his son's robe and do all the weathering and tattering on both!!!
    This thing is heavy and massive!!!!
    All of the fabric was used except for 1 yard of the gauze.
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    Sep 15, 2011, 6:58 PM - Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build #25

    The scabbard and belt maker is progressing well. My guess is that he is well over half way done and also getting near the weathering phase. He I working from some reference museum pictures and an action figure. This past weekend we discussed a slight alteration to the scabbard attachment point at the belt. Seems the action figure depiction would not support the weight of the sword or be functional. I think the minor mod will not only be functional, but it will also look better.

    Here is a link to some of his work. He is a super cool guy.

    Tritonworks Custom Scabbards - Scabbards - Nautilus

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