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AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:47 am

So I've cleared two Jedi and a Rebel Trooper, let's go for a Tusken this time (my late, great twin sister would hate me for doing this, as she hates Tuskens).

What I have so far is a Tusken head, scarf, arm wraps and gloves made by our own Phil Howard/Krayt 52
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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:49 am

For months I've been looking at the fabric for Tusken robes, and I can see a similarity to the fabric used in Jedi robes, could I get a confirmation on that. My Jedi tunic is made from gauze cotton
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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by tenebris » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:48 pm

That looks more like The Phantom Menace version in brown?

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The AOTC ones is a zigzag pattern.

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This is an OT one, the tunic looks similar to your fabric.

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:43 pm

So looking for something like Gauze cotton but with a zig zag pattern, any recommendations?

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by tenebris » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:06 pm

I think it might be a bit heavier, I’d start by looking on global RL and Krayt clan.

http://kraytclan.net/

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:19 am

After doing some searches, I may have an idea of what that zigzag pattern is, Herringbone or broken twill weave, made with twill

One etsy search has found me this:
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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by Fraz » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 am

Calum, Let me dig out some pics on my home pc tonight. I was looking for a jawa type material and there was an alternating twill that might match.

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by Fraz » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:50 am

Just remembered, I have the pics on my phone. The bottom pic is the dye test I did. Martin day sample F3. £6.95 per mtr approx 54" / 137 cm wide.
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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by tenebris » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:28 pm

That bottom one can be quite stripey from a distance. I’d check it in global with a judge just to be safe.

Callum the top one you found, the stripes look smaller which makes it look a bit more solid. Can you get a sample?

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:08 pm

That Etsy shop doesn't provide samples unfortunately, but I see it as a stepping stone in the right direction, I'll be looking in the fabric shops in Glasgow for Herringbone

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by tenebris » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 am

Ok, its just always best to sample, even if you have to buy 25cm or half a meter as you cant always tell how stripey it is till you have it dyed up and in different lights.

Did you have a chance to look at krayt? They were really good for Jawa help.

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:02 pm

Managed to get a looking in some fabric shops before a troop, and I found some fabric that matched the texture on the PT Tusken, plus some sandy beige dye



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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by tenebris » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:40 am

Be good to see it dyed up. :)

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:33 am

Before taking the plunge with the dye, lets look at construction, On the main forum I found a tutorial by Studio Creations, which makes the robe in two parts, sewn together.
https://www.studiocreations.com/howto/t ... /main.html
On the main forum they say the sleeves are mean't to taper closer to the waist, no mention of how much it's to taper to.
Looking at the reference images, I see the robe is mean't to be open, reminds me of a Yukata/Kimono.

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Re: AOTC Tusken Raider WIP

Post by SirCalcium » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:53 pm

I've made a mock up of the top half of the tusken robe, using the dimensions from the Studio Creations tutorial

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What needs to change? First the sleeves are too wide, 24 inches wide to be exact, probably could shrink it down some inches and taper it closer to the torso, so it doesn't end at my waist.
I'm happy with the robes length that reaches to my waist, the inevitable seam will be covered by the waist sash.

As mentioned the robe needs to be open, like a Jedi Tunic or a Kimono/Yukata (and I have worn the latter)

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The red line shows where the robe should open. In order to get the robe to close up or overlap, I can sew some excess on the side that gets covered up by the top side
The lower half can be sewn on separately
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