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  1. Gilmortar's Avatar
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    Dec 16, 2008, 1:58 PM - Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #1

    Here it is everyone, sorry for the delay. But this is the tutorial for chopping down and piecing together your new Boomer Fett Mannequin.

    So guys the first thing you want to make sure you get are these materials:

    Magic Marker

    Masking Tape and Duct Tape

    Dremel with Cutting discs

    Expanding Foam Sealant x2 cans

    PVC Pipe 1/2" width

    Hacksaw (or long bladed cutting tool for flattening out the foam)

    Fiberglass Mesh Screen ( you can get this at walmart by the hardware/paint area )

    http://underbid.com/action/display/i...ku/148221.html


    Alright: The first thing you will want to do is determine the height of what your mannequin is going to be. The torso is 26.5 inches tall where the legs are 43 inches tall. That makes a staggering 69.5 inches tall which equals to 5'8'' WITHOUT A HEAD! So that would make your Mannequin close to 6'6", so if you are evan4218, then I'm sure your mannequin is going to be a little too tall. So measure up to the middle of your neck and get a good estimate of how tall you are. Now some simple math.

    Take the length of the Mannequin (69.5) minus your height measured at the neck (in this case with mine to my neck is 60) so for you visual learners:

    69.5
    -60.0
    9.5

    So, off mine I will be taking 9.5 inches off of the legs.

    We will be taking the excess off of the legs. Because the torso has the joint coupler already mounted, we will be adding the male adapter to the legs. At this time we will be measuring out the excess we will be removing with a dremel. So go ahead and begin by measuring your remander amount from the top of the legs down and measure a line all the way around the mannequin like this:



    Once you have that line marked evenly around the waist of the mannequin legs, go ahead and cut the excess from the mannequin.

    ** WARNING WARNING **

    These mannequins are made in China and the resin dust from cutting these can be VERY irritating and harmful to you so take proper precautions while cutting these.



    (SAFETY FIRST! WEAR PROPER VENTILATION PROTECTION AND EYE WEAR!)

    After you cut them you should have a good hollow shell. This is where you want to get your mesh screen ready. You will want to cut 2 pieces the full width of the roll about 6 inches wide.



    Take them and wad them up and stuff them down each leg...



    then cut a piece that is the width of legs and place it in to the mannequin.



    Here I used the duct tape to tape the mesh down onto the inner portion of the shell, this way the foam does not weigh down the mesh and the foam stays in place.

    Now you are ready to begin foaming.


    Go ahead and cut your PVC to about a foot long and grab the masking tape. On my first attempt I simply centered the PVC and taped it down to keep it in place while I applied the foam around it. After it cured and I placed the torso over it, I found it to be off center. So to alleviate this problem, I removed the piping and placed it into the Mannequin torso's adapter with the locking screw.



    I then lined up the torso to best sit evenly with the body *NOTE: It does not sit flush, they are 2 different sculpted pieces, but with clothes over it, you will not be able to tell whatsoever.* I then jammed the piping into the foam to ensure I had a hole where I would reset the torso.

    At this point I suggest placing a layer of foam down so you can do the same method. This will give you the best line up for the two pieces.
    Once that layer has cured, with the piping secured in the torso, line it up with your legs, and jam it into the foam to ensure your best alignment. Now remove the torso, and remove the piping form the torso. Place the pipe into the hole you just made in the foam. Make sure that your mannequin is level and tape down the pipe length-wise and width-wise to ensure it stays put. Now grab your foam and begin fill up your mannequin like so...



    Tape it down well!



    Let this stuff cure and if you have any excess overflow, go ahead and hacksaw that off real flat and even.

    Now take your Mannequin torso and place it onto the male adapter now attached on your mannequin legs. A flush line isn't really able to work, because both pieces are for individual displays. But for displaying Fett or just about anything else these work great. This one will be displaying my 300 which the seam is covered by the Spartan Speedo, so hopefully you guys enjoy. As you can see here is where I have gaps...







    Now with arms attached and ready for some new clothing!!



    The next tutorial I will post will be for making articulate hands that will work on your Boomer Fett supplied mannequin arms. Thanks everyone! Have fun!
  2. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Dec 16, 2008, 2:02 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #2

    nice! looks like a fun time!
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    Dec 16, 2008, 2:13 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #3

    sweet Gilmore, thanks for doing that for us!! very helpful indeed...
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    Dec 16, 2008, 2:18 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #4

    Dude you nailed it! This is easier than I thought and you still have the ability to adjust the height! Now for those people that don't plan on seperating them could you fiber glass them at the right height or even use duct tape to fix it in position?
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    Dec 16, 2008, 4:52 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #5

    Yes, duct would be easy or fiberglass as well, I left it alone due to the fact that I might break down the manny if i take it anywhere for a con or such.
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    Dec 16, 2008, 5:27 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #6

    Smart man!!!
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    Dec 19, 2008, 11:40 AM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #7

    Excellent Gilmore !
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    Dec 20, 2008, 1:07 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #8

    You are one brave, bad, motherfetter. We love you!
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    Dec 28, 2008, 11:51 AM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #9

    I have a mannequin I have to mod for my stormtrooper armor.This thread will help alot.Thanks for posting.

    Dave
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    Dec 28, 2008, 12:50 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #10

    He is da man!!!!
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    Jan 3, 2009, 8:30 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #11

    Here is what I did on my beautiful Saturday in the shop. I cut two arms to different poses and made my own aposable hand. Here is what I used.

    Dremel tool
    Epoxy
    Fiber glass mesh
    epoxy putty
    2 dry cleaning type hangers
    bored cop on saturday..
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    Jan 4, 2009, 6:30 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #12

    Another quick pose I threw together....Gimme your thoughts.
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    Jan 4, 2009, 6:31 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #13

    I like em both!!! I like the second one where he's holding the gun, sort of like an attention position

    El1te
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    Jan 4, 2009, 6:37 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #14

    I have figured out that with about an hour I can make his arms just about any shape I want with some epoxy and fiberglass mesh. I want to decide on the best pose possible for Boba and re-create it. Any suggestions???
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    Jan 4, 2009, 8:15 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #15

    I saw Handstand... seriously tho, I always liked the gun on the hip pose, the standing there holding it pose. or the look of how hes just chillin in jabbas palace. heh

    El1te
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    Jan 5, 2009, 4:24 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #16

    when im finished with my boba ive got to do a mannequin like yours myself!
    very nice!!!
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    Jan 5, 2009, 5:24 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #17

    Thanks brother, I like how they are turning out too.
    Quote tb5656 said: View Post
    when im finished with my boba ive got to do a mannequin like yours myself!
    very nice!!!
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    Jan 5, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #18

    even better shots..
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    Jan 16, 2009, 4:55 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #19

    Im about to do the cutting but im a tad bit confused. im aiming for a fett display of about 6'0 6'1 in height. so that means i take off about 5 or 6 inches off the legs, right? problem with that is that puts my cutting line down further than yours & you said you took off 9.5 inches. i just wanna make sure i dont mess this up
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    Jan 16, 2009, 5:05 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #20

    I took mine down to about 3 inches above the crotch and it still was about 6' with the lid on. I am 5'9" and it stretched my flightsuit out. I cut 3 inches off fiirst. then in one inch incriments cut it again and again til it fit. If you totally botch it let me know and we can hook you up.

    I am gonn tear up a manne or two this weekend for some new poses and posting up the tutorials when I am done.
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    Jan 16, 2009, 5:29 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #21

    It's like killing a person except different
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    Jan 16, 2009, 6:14 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #22

    ok i did the cut & its at about 6'1.5 Just alittle more & itl be perfect
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    Jan 19, 2009, 3:20 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #23

    Figured I would add a couple mods I did. First, I cut it down using Gilmore's method. The only thing I did a little different was to move the slide bolt on the left leg up and a little to the left-



    This makes him stand straighter(stock he is leaning to the left a little. I then kind of broke it at the crotch to move his right leg to the right to give him a little wider stance. When I did the cut to shorten the manne, I had to take a little more off the left side to make him stand straight. I will have to get some more pics up.

    Next, I suited him up then decided to build a head. I was going to try and find a foam head, but I am impatient and didn't feel like buying a head when I have free scrap laying around First I trace out the top of the neck on a piece of paper and used it as a template to cut out a piece of wood for the base. Then I screwed a square of 2x4 to the top of it. I then drilled a 7/8 hole through it



    I then mounted to the top of the neck-



    Then used a piece of broom handle, the same broom handle I used to piece the 2 body halves together. I then cut another piece of 2x4 for the top, and drilled the 7/8 hole halfway through it. It took a couple tries to cut the broom handle at the right length.-

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    Jan 19, 2009, 7:00 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #24

    Well did someone ask for a Jango pose???
    I started with a spare set of legs, seconds arms and torso. I cut the legs on the black line drawn with a sharpie.
    The the left leg was re fiberglassed and the left is attached by a strap in the inner thighes. This allows it to "pivot" so you can get the flight suit on then spread the legs to th desired distance to give it that "Jango" look. I wish I had an extra tume to throw on it of reffect.
    The arms were some that had imperfections and were primed for playing with. I threw an old flight suit and my sons lid on for pics. I think I will throw it up for sale to the Jango lovers out there. Gimme your thoughts folks.
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    Jan 19, 2009, 7:12 PM - Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial #25

    THis thing stands on its own! I have the base for it, but it is all by itself..LOL!

    Both hands are adjustable but I don't have any other fake guns...
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