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TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Sleg » Sun May 09, 2010 10:37 pm

I have been working on a new costume for the SW character Rum Sleg.
He is a bounty hunter.

Here is some information on Rum Sleg from the internet...so it HAS TO BE TRUE!!!
Ref.- Wookieepedia

Q: In Episode I, on the morning of the Boonta Eve Podrace, just after Darth Maul's probe droid zooms across the screen, we see a skull-faced being in an orange space suit walk by. Who is this guy, and what alien species is he?
A: This character is identified as Rum Sleg, a bounty hunter, in Decipher Inc.'s Young Jedi Collectible Card Game. There's no notation about his species- the skull-like face is definitely part of the helmet and not any organic makeup effect, so it's possible he's a human. as a fun bit of trivia: All the spacemen seen lurking about Mos Espa were put in afterward in postproduction. They are all ILM staffers wandering across green or bluescreen sets to add to the city's port feel.


This too...
Rum Sleg's costume was present in the crowd of the Boonta Eve Classic. It stands to reason this was Rum. Rum Sleg was named for his Young Jedi CCG card after Dan Bojanowski's Star Wars RPG character, whose battle cry was "Just Chill!"
An action figure of Rum Sleg was made for Hasbro's 2009 Legacy Collection. The figure featured a removable helmet, which did not reveal Sleg's face behind his faceplate but does show that he has whitish, lumpy, slimy skin and a brace of dreadlock-like appendages that are tied back in a ponytail. Whatever species Sleg may be, it is therefore confirmed that he is not human.



I started collecting pieces for this costume last year after Hasbro release the Rum Sleg action figure as part of the Legacy Collection.

Although he has very limited screen time (6 or 7 seconds I think) his action figure was pretty popular so I might get a few hard core fans that will recognize who he is....or who I am!

Here is a video of his screen time.

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I guess he also has a couple seconds on screen during the pod race scene as a spectator here:
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Here is a collectible card from the Young Jedi Collectible Card Game -

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Here is the action figure from last year -
Ref- RebelScum.com

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Here are some pics I took today.
Remember...it is a work in progress. I have a couple more things to work on and any changes/suggestions.

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I will be bring this costume to Motor City to suit up and walk around a bit.

A couple things unfinished -
I need to construct the "thingy" (I have no idea what it is?) that hangs in the front - high on his chest
....position the mask to show the black portions of the teeth a bit more in comparison to the action figure
...finish working on dreads for the hair
...add material to the sides of the upper portion of the chest armor to widen
...paint the lower right silver bolt head black on back of armor/air tanks
...fabricate and add metal clips to the boots


Looking for opinions/feedback.

Question - Is this something that could be Legion Approved?
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Kal » Mon May 10, 2010 12:19 am

That's sweet!! Can I have it?
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Blizz » Mon May 10, 2010 8:09 am

That is awesome!! I always wondered if someone was going to make that character after I picked up the fig. Very well done so far. Can't wait to see it in person someday.
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Lumpy » Mon May 10, 2010 8:13 am

Very cool, Jerry!!

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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Kal » Mon May 10, 2010 8:35 am

Are you going to have it at motor city? Just asking, cause Thomas will be there. Nothing like getting the look over by the guy who will have to approve it anyway. I will be doing the same thing with my Kal.
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Sleg » Mon May 10, 2010 8:46 am

Kal wrote:Are you going to have it at motor city? Just asking, cause Thomas will be there. Nothing like getting the look over by the guy who will have to approve it anyway. I will be doing the same thing with my Kal.
Yes, I planned on suiting up to walk around a bit to see how it feels and to make sure things weren't falling apart and such. Walking around the house for a couple minutes here and there is a lot different than walking around in a real trooping environment.

Your right...might as well have Thomas check it out now and see what happens from there.
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by TD866 » Mon May 10, 2010 8:48 am

Love it! :thumbs:

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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by SHIMKO » Mon May 10, 2010 9:44 am

Great job! Can wait to see it in person!

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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Mowskwoz » Mon May 10, 2010 11:20 am

Great Job Jerry! Can't wait to see it at MCCC.
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Gator Fett » Mon May 10, 2010 11:39 am

Mowskwoz wrote:Great Job Jerry! Can't wait to see it at MCCC.
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Thumper » Mon May 10, 2010 11:51 am

Nice!
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by jhart06 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:52 am

Love seeing kits like this! And so far, you've done some quality work!
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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by tk1440 » Mon May 10, 2010 5:18 pm

Love the outfit,can't wait to get a couple of pics of you at MCCC this weekend :thumbs: :thumbs:
Now if we can find out who the guy sitting in front of him we be all set :lol:

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Re: Rum Sleg - WIP

Post by Tubby Tusken » Mon May 10, 2010 6:27 pm

It looks a lot better on you then on the floor in pieces the last time I saw it. Great Job :thumbs:
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TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Sleg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Update 7.19.2010

Been working on this a little at a time in preparation for CV.
I will be trooping in this on Thursday.
Tusken on Friday and TK on Saturday.

Anyway....the boots.

We do not see Rum's boots on the screen from Episode 1 and much like a lot of this costume I will be using screen grabs from the movie to validate the character, and the action figure for detail reference.

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Mounted Chest Respirator

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Base
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Components
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Cover Grid
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Primed and Test Fit
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Painted
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Mock Electronics
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Assembled
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Mounted to Chest
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I also added a collar assembly to the chest piece (it is hard to see the detail in the pic since it is a lot of black).
I also modified the cut of the lower chest piece to match the cut of the action figure. This required moving the strap locks and extending the straps.
The strap locks may now be in the way of the hose girdle/wrap thingy around the torso. Have to try it on to see.

I have added a fan into the helmet today. Two fans are better than one!

Couple things more before heading to CV.

Paint a couple red strips on the left and right front portions of the helmet.
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Paint the vac hoses from the tanks to the helmet silver to match action figure paint scheme.
Paint the blasters silver.
Dread Locks.
Add a strap to each elbow pad.

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Time to work on some dreads!

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Re: TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Lumpy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Looking amazing Jerry!!
I'll be looking for some photo ops on Thursday!! :thumbs:

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Re: TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Sleg » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:34 pm

Update 7.21.2010

Blasters are done.
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Built some dreads too...
Irrigation hole, spray adhesive, yarn, and some back brushing.
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I will have to trim to length to match the figure.
Seal the ends and tip them in white and more back brushing.
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Tank hoses painted tomorrow and I will be done for now.
Almost ready for CV!


also noticed that I have some painting (black) to do since I modified the foam in the bucket for air flow.
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Re: TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Kal » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:17 pm

You sir, rule! To me, this has been one of the best costume builds in the garrison since I have been a member! Great job!
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Post by Sleg » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:54 pm

Kal wrote:You sir, rule! To me, this has been one of the best costume builds in the garrison since I have been a member! Great job!
Dude your too kind. Thanks.
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Re: TK-9317's Rum Sleg Build - WIP

Post by Sleg » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:55 pm

Now that I see the dreads in the photo they do not look "dread" enough for me.
I have been chatting with some belly dancers on Facebook who make their own dread out of synthetic hair.
Sounds pretty easy so I may give that a try and change them out.
Got to go to the Beauty Supply tomorrow!
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