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Bib Fortuna costume progress

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Very cool, I love seeing people tackle the more obscure costumes. 8)

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Great job:thumbup I look forward to the finished product.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    I've always liked Bib Fortuna, but my lack of knowledge on latex and sculpting has prevented me from attempting this costume. Good luck and can't wait to see more progress!

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Hey Dave, my wife could be your Jabba! She's a big fat cow.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Can't wait to see how this turns out! Nice job.

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    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Hey Dave, my wife could be your Jabba! She's a big fat cow.
    Holy Cow! Bobby, you're gonna get harpooned, man!

    G-Fett

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    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Hey Dave, my wife could be your Jabba! She's a big fat cow.
    i've got a room for rent... you'll need it after that one. commute could be a bit much though.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    HARPOONED! Shes no whale.....I draw the line at cows!

    Studio Fett said: View Post
    Holy Cow! Bobby, you're gonna get harpooned, man!

    G-Fett

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    HARPOONED! Shes no whale.....I draw the line at cows!
    lol...bobby, I hope she is VERY understanding...lol

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Hey Dave, my wife could be your Jabba! She's a big fat cow.
    She obviously doesn't log on to this site!! Very strange remark

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Getting back to the nitty gritty.

    Thought I might try a baldcap method first, coated the bust in layers of latex (10 so far) will put at least 40 layers (more in other places). If it doesn't work I will go down the route of moulding and casting.

    Progress so far:



    The feint red line is where it will stop, tissue thin blending edges needed for a seamless line.
    My own lower face will be exposed, the latex cast will be applied over a normal baldcap with foaming in between to give the structure it's shape.

    So far so good, most difficult part will be taking it off without ripping it, hence the need for 40/50 layers. I have applied rubber mask grease every fifth layer to give it colour and help determine the thickness. The last couple of latex layers will be thinned out with acetone to smooth off the cast.

    If it is successful, I will make the neck, ears and lekku using the same method.

    P.S. Took ears off, would be too difficult to remove otherwise.
    Last edited by Dougie Fett; Jan 13, 2009 at 5:45 AM.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Took it off the block and it worked a treat, didn't rip

    Just waiting to get some baldcaps to continue on.

    Meanwhile, lekku 1 is under construction, half way there.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Made some great progress over the last week.

    The headpiece is 70% finished, needs to be attached to a baldcap and some detail added, holding it's shape really well already.



    Next piece to be done was the neck (excluding the dangly bits), very thin allowing good movement.
    Tissue thin edges for seamless blending. I will make the danglies out of hard clay and fill with beanbag beads to give them some weight. Looking at ref pics, Michael Carter had a cord around his neck attached to each one.



    The first lekku or "lek", this is about as thick as your standard baldcap, packed out with filling.
    It actually turned out a lot smoother than I thought, will need to add scar tissue to the front one.





    So 1 more lek and 2 danglies and that wil be all the prosthetics done, will coat them in a combo of acrylic and prosaide to give a uniform base colour before I start painting with rubber mask grease.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Most of the latex parts made at this stage, waiting on a latex baldcap.



    Will begin to piece everything together then on to painting.

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    Looking great Dougie!

    G-Fett

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    wow! Very nice!

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    looking good ,man.

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Finished making the baldcap and have attached the various parts.



    The front lekku needs some readjusting so that it wraps around without puckering, need to refine some of the head structure as well. The lighting doesn't really do it justice but there is a lot of definition in the skull shape.
    Very happy with it so far

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    AMAZING!!!! You astonish me with what you can do. Way to go and Keep it up!

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Wowwwwww!!!


    VERY NICE JOB!!!!


    =)



    Alfredo

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    wow, usually the only twileks you see are women. way to think outside the box

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Can't wait to see it finished. Looking good. Wish I could do that!

  23. #48

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    Yeah
    Always a big fan of the week minded TwiLek

    Looks great it will be cool to see you all suited up as Bib...

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    http://www.davidcullenphoto.com/bib.htm

    This is where I'm at for now, still needs some tweaking and will be ready to paint soon. Of course I forgot to attach the neck piece for this shoot!

    It's actually very comfortable to wear and weighs very little.

    The costume is under construction now too. Can't wait to get this done!!

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    Re: Bib Fortuna costume progress

    Great work man!!!

    Keep it up mate!

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