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    Re: Chewbacca

    i was thinking about it to day, did chewie ever get to fly the ship, or was he just the co piolet even to the biggest back stabber in the galaxy? totally not on topic sorry....

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    Re: Chewbacca

    DeepCFett said: View Post
    i was thinking about it to day, did chewie ever get to fly the ship, or was he just the co piolet even to the biggest back stabber in the galaxy? totally not on topic sorry....
    who cares??????

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    Re: Chewbacca

    Dougie Fett said: View Post
    Cheers Timmer, Chewie is a difficult one to pull off convincingly.

    I have spent the last month sculpting the face, constantly going back and forth making adjustments, really itching to get working on the hair.
    I'm going to try my utmost to do a good job or die trying!!
    Judging by the (fantastic, amazing, brilliant) quality of your work, I have but one thing to say.

    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Re: Chewbacca

    He did get to fly during the Death Star escape. Oh yeah, and the escape from Mos Eisly Spaceport, "Chewie, get us outta here !! " ( Han was just boarding, so the big guy must have been piloting ) Seems like Chewie was actually the go-to guy for getting everyone out of trouble : )
    Last edited by Timmer; Jan 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM.

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    Re: Chewbacca

    Some more progress.

    Had the mesh shirt stitched by a tailor and got him to add a few buttons to help it slip on easier.

    Got some latch hooking done, approx 4 hours work.
    Hope to have the latch hooking complete in 2 weeks.
    Have acquired a bandolier from Mel Mattson, going to replace the boxes with ROTS ones.



    A closeup of the latch hooking process!



    Still messing about with the sculpt, I think I'm nearly there with proportions just need to smooth it out and refine the lips a bit more, can't wait to mould and cast it. Mouth is not downturned as much now
    Got some platsil gel 10 for the outer mask, one of the best silicones available.


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    Wow, man. This thing is...just wow. Amazing, stupendous, fantastic, jaw dropping...whatever other terms of praise you can come up with as well.

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    Re: Chewbacca

    I can't wait to see this thing done!!! I LOVE watching your builds! You have some serious talent, and this is looking to be one of my favorite Dougie costumes.

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    Re: Chewbacca

    Dougie Fett said: View Post
    Some more progress.


    ...And if you get tired of adding the hair, you've got a kickass Ron Perlman mask ready to go! Seriously, though this has got to be one of the most amazing builds I've seen! WOW!

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    Wow, making some great progress,.. and fast. Really exciting thread, cant wait to see it done as well!

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    LOL! That does look like Ron Perlman!

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    Ron Perlman, absolutely !! We could have a Quest for Fire costume club ! Or not..

    I was hoping to be the first to notice that, but I'm too late : (

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    If only Ron Pearlman had let me to a lifecast of his face it would have saved me some sculpting!

    Actually a Hellboy costume is another one that I would love to try!

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    Re: Chewbacca

    Any chance that we will be seeing this costume at Invasion III (assuming there is an InvasionIII)?

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    Re: Chewbacca

    very nice job so far. it looks like you have the hair installation down! most wookiees i see look like they are having a bad hair day, but yours looks right from the get go.
    can't wait to see the head. keep up the great work.

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    Most impressive.

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    Too short for a stormie said: View Post
    Any chance that we will be seeing this costume at Invasion III (assuming there is an InvasionIII)?
    Absolutely, along wih Tarfful and Merumeru all going well!

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    Very cool, you're really coming along. Jeez, I can't imagine tying on all those little hair bunches!
    I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    The end of latch hooking the suit is nigh!!!! Need to add a little more brown mix to cover up some of the grey around the waist area, reckon another 4 to 5 hours should do it.

    The arms have taken a lot longer because I am latching every second loop for the most part or even every loop in some areas. The hair will need some trimming and thinning out because of this.


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    Re: Chewbacca

    That is looking great. I have been wanting to do this myself for a while now. I think you have just kicked me over the edge of starting it. My wife says thanks alot.

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    that is awsome. wish i had half of that skill.

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    Re: Chewbacca

    FettFanatic said: View Post
    That is looking great. I have been wanting to do this myself for a while now. I think you have just kicked me over the edge of starting it. My wife says thanks alot.
    She'll love it, besides he's a lot more cuddly than Fett!

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    DUDE!!!! IT'S AWESOME!!!

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    Re: Chewbacca

    well david buddy look's great so far.....looking a lot better than mart'ins...ha ha lol....

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    Re: Chewbacca

    Love the work and can´t wait to see it completed..respect & love to u and your work!!

  25. #75
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    Re: Chewbacca

    They latch hooking is comnplete, woo hoo, just minor tweaks needed, will post pics tomorrow.

    Meanwhile I have being making progress on the skull!

    Sculpt all greased up ready for moulding!


    Jesmonite mould, approx 3 layers!


    Negative, looking positive!



    The next step was to remove a layer approx 5mm from the sculpt and carve out the underskull.
    Rough and ready but will be smoothed out before moulding.


    I then cast a temp gelatin skin to act as a guide for building up support.


    Just waiting on RTV silicone before I mould the skull.
    Last edited by Dougie Fett; Feb 17, 2010 at 4:16 PM.

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