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  1. Cruzer's Avatar
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    Jan 18, 2010, 4:31 PM - Tusken Raider mask scratch build #1

    It all started with a foam head from ebay...



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    Jan 18, 2010, 4:48 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #2

    Wow, that's one talented kid!

    LOL!
  3. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 18, 2010, 4:49 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #3

    I love tuskens me.........what next, what next?
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    Jan 18, 2010, 6:17 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #4

    Yeah, she's great!
    I'll post pics after the first pull.
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    Jan 19, 2010, 12:20 AM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #5

    Well, the first pull came out too thick because I applied too many layers. I'll try another pull when I can find time.



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    Jan 20, 2010, 12:30 AM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #6

    Ok, the second pull was much more successful. I temporarily attached all of the aluminum hardware to see what it looked like. It goes on my head easily and is just a tad more snug than my 'zilla mask. Now I'll move on to the various leather pieces. The last pic is next to my favorite mask.







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    Jan 20, 2010, 1:07 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #7

    Impressive! I like very much.......... Hey I have some work for you (LOL) Sure you not the prop maker for the StarWars Movies ? That looks too Good not to be made by a Pro.
    Can't wait to see the rest.
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    Jan 28, 2010, 9:32 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #8

    Ordered a yard of heavyweight/upolstery white denim fabric from ebay and it arrived sometime last week. Last night I dyed it using one package of Rit tan and one package of pearl grey in a washing machine at the medium water setting. It turned out a very good color match for the mask in the EP4 visual dictionary. Once I finish the three remaining leather parts, I'll begin cutting the bandages and applying them. Here are a few more progress pics as of tonight. The dark brown hide is .6-.8oz. lambskin from ebay. The mouth leather is 6-7oz. tooling leather stained brown.


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  9. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 29, 2010, 9:34 AM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #9

    Very nice.

    If you are offering the raw heads I would be interested.
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    Jan 29, 2010, 1:21 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #10

    Thanks. I'd be willing to make a couple of masks, but right now I don't have a source for latex material I know would work.
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    Jan 31, 2010, 10:19 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #11

    Ok, a few more pics. It's pretty much finished other than glueing screen behind the eyes and mouth areas, and rigging up the fan at the top. I also forgot to mention I hollowed out the 'Zilla nose to decrease some of the weight. It's not perfect but it's better than what I had, so I'm satisfied. Thanks for the interest and feedback along the way. Last pic is next to my favorite 'Zilla mask.







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    Feb 3, 2010, 5:33 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #12

    I'd add more aeration holes so that it would be more confortable when trooping but it's a really good prop anyway!
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    Mar 12, 2010, 9:44 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #13

    Awesome man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 12, 2010, 9:54 PM - Re: Tusken Raider mask scratch build #14

    Wow,man! Great job. Seeing these babies takes me back to when I first watched ANH.......*sigh*........good times......good times.

    But seriously, awesome job Cruzer. Those are some very acurate and very well-designed helmets.

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