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  1. Dougie Fett's Avatar
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    Sep 30, 2008, 4:29 AM - Bib Fortuna complete #1

    After completing Fett, I wanted to do a character that was a little different from the normal ones you would see trooping, haven't seen any photos of any Bibs anywhere (believe me, I have looked but please feel free to correct me).

    Seems that the costume won't be too difficult to replicate, the headpiece will be the most difficult part.

    Here is a pic of a bust that I have made. Still a little rough and will need smoothing out in places, plan on casting moulds from it (various pieces) and constructing latex parts.



    The lekku are going to be cast separately.

    Any tips, critiques welcome.
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    Sep 30, 2008, 4:34 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #2

    Awesome start bruv!
    You have some skulpting skills there...
    Can't wait to see how this turns out
  3. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Sep 30, 2008, 6:06 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #3

    Very nice David, will be a great costume if can pull it off, which I am sure you can!
  4. Sep 30, 2008, 6:25 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #4

    Can't wait to see this one. That sculpt is amazing! Very well done.
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    Sep 30, 2008, 7:37 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #5

    Bib Fortuna is one of my top favorites! I want that costume . I will be watching this thread closely, great job man.
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    Sep 30, 2008, 8:42 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #6

    Looks like a great start! Can't wait to see the rest!
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    Sep 30, 2008, 9:08 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #7

    Great idea man! This will be killer! Let's expand the costuming universe a bit more : )

    G-Fett
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    Sep 30, 2008, 9:15 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #8

    Dougie....you have an awesome Fett now your right back at working on an awesome Bib!! You amaze me and can't wait to see it get all together. Really cool stuff!
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    Sep 30, 2008, 9:20 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #9

    Would anyone know what's best to use as a release agent (alginate mould, latex cast)?
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    Sep 30, 2008, 9:41 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #10

    If I remember correctly, a plaster mold can be used for casting latex. Pour in latex, swish it around, and pour out the excess and repeat after it dries. DO NOT make an alginate mold. They have a shelf life of only a few hours! Look around on Smooth-On.com as I'm sure they have a more modern material you could use that should be easier to cast and last longer. Nice sculpt - BTW!
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    Oct 1, 2008, 4:20 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #11

    Quote BOBA PHAT said: View Post
    If I remember correctly, a plaster mold can be used for casting latex. Pour in latex, swish it around, and pour out the excess and repeat after it dries. DO NOT make an alginate mold. They have a shelf life of only a few hours! Look around on Smooth-On.com as I'm sure they have a more modern material you could use that should be easier to cast and last longer. Nice sculpt - BTW!
    Thanks for the advice, have looked at using maybe rubber urethane for the overall cast.
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    Oct 1, 2008, 5:14 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #12

    If you are just going to cast the mask from slush latex, then you should just make a plaster mold.
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    Oct 6, 2008, 1:26 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #13

    Have taken on board the advice given and will be making plaster moulds.

    Have constructing the basic shape of the lekku, I only plan on making one to cast from.
    There isn't really any differences between the two except for the scar tissue on the front lekku.
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    Oct 6, 2008, 2:54 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #14

    Hi David, are you planning on attaching the lekku to the costume on the shoulders, looked like they were done this way in the movie.
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    Oct 6, 2008, 3:18 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #15

    I'll attach them to the back of his head, if you notice on the bust I have raised areas behind the ears.
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    Oct 6, 2008, 4:06 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #16

    Sorry bud, I mean the other 'thin' end. I watch the Jabba part of ROTJ today and noticed that they were attached to his shoulders on the outer coat garment, this is most obvious when he leans forward to inform Jabba that Luke has arrived.
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    Oct 7, 2008, 2:33 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #17

    Sorry Rob, yes I'll probably just use a small piece of velcro underneath or just a safety pin.

    The lekku look much longer in the Phantom Menace (wrapped around each other) but I want to achieve the ROTJ look.
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    Oct 7, 2008, 10:43 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #18

    Your Bib Fortuna head is looking awesome! Really looks like him!
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    Oct 7, 2008, 10:52 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #19

    Very impressive sculpt mate! I love the idea of a Bib costume
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    Oct 16, 2008, 2:36 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #20

    Sculpted the basic shape of the lekku.
    Basically a stocking filled with foam, wrapped in plaster bandages and coated with oil clay.
    Will need to be refined slightly when it dries completely. From research, have found that the lekku are quite rough around the edges anyway.
    I'll add scar tissue to the front lekku at later stage. The idea is to make a plaster mould and slush with latex, foam will be added to give it structure and shape.
    The wider end of the cast will be open so that I can form thinner edges to blend to the headpiece.

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    Oct 21, 2008, 9:22 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #21

    I've sourced all suppliers and materials for this costume.

    Got various quotes from people on this board for particular parts (you know who you are and thank you for your time and patience).

    I've decided to get the leather and soft parts made by fellow KOTE members (Clothears - Jude and Alison) in the UK that have produced some amazing work to date and will hopefully benefit from seeing the finished version in the flesh at a future troop.
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    Dec 22, 2008, 8:32 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #22

    Another project that will resume in January and February, nearly ready for molding and casting. Fingers crossed it will work out.
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    Dec 22, 2008, 12:02 PM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #23

    Wow, love the head sculpt!

    Are you planning on making custom hands? or are you going to do your nails everytime?
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    Dec 23, 2008, 3:29 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #24

    Quote CombatBaby said: View Post
    Wow, love the head sculpt!

    Are you planning on making custom hands? or are you going to do your nails everytime?
    Probably just apply false nails.
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    Dec 23, 2008, 8:35 AM - Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress #25

    the bust is coming along nicely..... keep up the good work.

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