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Chewie build thread......

Post by Lumpy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:49 pm

OK I admit it.....I just can't keep a secret about something I'm excited about. Since I've already told several people at the last couple troops, I may as well spill the beans...................I've decided to sell off the parts to my Shadow Scout and Snow Scout costumes because................it's time that we here in Michigan have a CHEWBACCA!!!!!
I'm making progress on the suit. It's coming along slowly but surely. I'm modeling mine after a Chewie from New England - there are pics of his amazing costume on the Legion Mission Reports under the event the NEG (I think) did at a minor league baseball game. Here are the shoes I am putting together:
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I'm getting a set of toes shortly (now that DC is over) to add to the front. Assuming I get the usual 4" or so of extra height from the mask, I'll top out at right around 7'. Duck is working on the bowcaster for me :thumbs: :thumbs: .

Here's the last picture I took about a week ago of my progress on the suit.
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I've done some more latch hooking (that's right - I'm latch hooking the hair into the whole suit :shock: :shock: ) on the back side until my grey hair arrives (had problems with the first company so I finally found another source for the color I need). My goal is to have this ready for the Icehawks game at the end of Jan. The mask is going to take some work so hopefully I can pull it off!!! I'll keep everyone posted (assuming you WANT me to).
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Sleg » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:49 pm

I saw some of your post on the legion boards and was wondering what you were up to!
Looks absolutely amazing already.

Hope to troop with you soon as Chewy...looks like I better start working on a pair of binders!

Great work so far Chris!
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Jaster » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:22 am

Are you going to do the stilts with it? Looks awesome so far, you'll have to put in your application with the RL when all is said and done
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:03 am

Jaster wrote:Are you going to do the stilts with it? Looks awesome so far, you'll have to put in your application with the RL when all is said and done
No stilts. Between the feet in the pic above and the extra height on the mask, I'll top out at right around 7'0" which I think is good enough. I thought about stilts, but was afraid if I boosted the legs TOO much my arms would look out of proportion. This way will put me at worst on even level with Vader and probably at least a good half a foot taller than most other troopers, so the desired effect will still be there.

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by TD866 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:45 pm

Nice work, and your right about the stilts it make the costume look dumb with a short armed Chewy. :thumbs:

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Kal » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:03 pm

Will be frak'n sweet!! Love when we get new types of costumes in the Garrison. We have some EU stuff, RC's and now you working on this. Nice job :)


Need more pics, do more work. ;)
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:35 pm

SL2280 wrote:Need more pics, do more work. ;)
"I'm givin' it all she's got cap'n!!" (sorry wrong series). If I could just find that winning Lotto ticket so I didn't have to go to work, I'd have a lot more time. :lol: :lol:
My grey hair should hopefully arrive tomorrow (It arrived in Allen Park yesterday) and then I can continue.

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Jaster » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:03 pm

I'm starting to get some that I can contribute :lol:
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:42 am

Jaster wrote:I'm starting to get some that I can contribute :lol:
Unless you're growing it out again long enough to latch hook, I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass. :lol:

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Kal » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:46 am

CBlack wrote:
Jaster wrote:I'm starting to get some that I can contribute :lol:
Unless you're growing it out again long enough to latch hook, I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass. :lol:
But what if he has a bag full of the stuff??? Could he not help by just handing you over a zip lock baggy full of hair??
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:53 am

I think I'll just stick with the fake stuff I have ordered. Thanks!! :roll: :roll:

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:39 pm

YIPPEEEEEE!!!!

Lookie what came in the mail today!!!!

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The even better news is that this place I got it from was 1/2 the price of the cheesey company in England that wanted to charge me extra shipping because the box was too heavy but NEVER TOLD ME!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh well - onward we go!!!

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:39 am

OK - to keep Rob happy, here are a couple new pics.......
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I have to go up about another 2 inches and then I can start really adding in the grey hair. I'm adding a touch here and there and it's really giving it a nice effect.

While I was waiting for my grey hair to come in the mail, I started on the back side of the shirt as well.....

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Kal » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:13 am

Nice! :thumbs:
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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by tk1440 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:25 pm

Can't wait to see more pictures of the complete costume :thumbs:
Keep up good wory my man :D

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Re: My new Mission!!!!

Post by Lumpy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:30 am

Thought I would put up some pics of the chest with some of the grey and get some thoughts and critiques before I got too far.

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The second is a bit more of a close up to show where the arm and shoulder meet.
Give it to me straight - I can take it!!!!!!!!! (I think :? )

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Re: Chewie build thread......

Post by Atreydies79 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:11 pm

Looking good, Chris!
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Re: Chewie build thread......

Post by Rimshot » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:45 pm

So, I suppose the big question is...will you be able to make the Chewie roar?
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Re: Chewie build thread......

Post by Lumpy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:47 pm

I'm working on that.
There is a website from the UK where the guy has like 40 different Chewie growls, roars, etc. that can be loaded onto an mp3 player. Just need to figure out how to play them. I have a couple of ideas including this thing...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-appare ... tive/a5bf/

The speaker comes right in the shirt and has a pushbutton remote to play the sounds you want. A couple guys on the RL boards have ordered one. If they like it and think it will be loud enough I might go with that and not have to strap a speaker around me.

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Re: Chewie build thread......

Post by jabba974 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:00 am

Wow! looking great! maybe put that speaker in the bandolier...

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