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Post by ATAUK » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:09 pm

Ok so after serious thought and talking at length with a few people ive decided to go for esb chewbacca .
Paul smith has given me some great advice
I know this is going to be more involved than my tk and getting that to centurion level but looking forward to the journey .

I have sourced a mask in the states pending deposit and after seeing the makers work first hand its what ill be going for ( unsure if its right to post pics of other peoples builds with masks from the same maker )

Now i believe is to decide how i get my height . Im 5 feet 10
So lifts or stilts

How high do i need to be ?

Also the mesh suits . Not a sewing machine here so hopefully can get something sorted

Any guides on the mesh suit ?
Where to buy ?

Once the above is sorted then will be asking alot more questions esp with regards to how far apart the latches are etc


Looking forward to this journey :)

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:08 pm

Hi Dave.
To clear a Wookiee you should be over 7 feet from head to toe when fully kitted up. Chewie is recognised to be around 7 foot 6 although I don’t believe you need to be the exact height to clear a Chewie.
The main forum has good links on the main Wookiee page with sources for material for the mesh suits etc.
As for stilts etc it’s all down to personal choice. The solution I went for at least allows you to easily set your overall height.
Hope that helps and if there’s anything else just ask.

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:24 pm

Dave.

The following address should take you to the costume standard for Chewie.

http://newsite.rebellegion.com/chewbacc ... c-trilogy/

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:31 pm

Thanks for the reply

The head will be from jamie in the usa
Awesome work


The undersuit ive gotta get my head round and get someone to sew it up

Lifts i should hopefully be ok with especially with plenty of advice and wips to look through :)

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:15 pm

Hi Dave

I would also try the following link as it has a lot of useful links in it. 😊

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=66920
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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by alex_slas7 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Hi Dave,

Also don't forget Pauls very excellent TFA Chewie WIP. :-D

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=765

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:41 pm

Yep its seeing that in the flesh that made me decide 100% chewie for next kit .
Link to the work he has done is very inspiring

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:25 pm

How tall are you paul and how tall in kit ?

Also if any one has any links to mesh in the the be perfect :)

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:19 pm

Also been given a link to this mesh on main rl boards

http://collinsnets.co.uk/product/black- ... 2714843750


Are others available or this a good one

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:08 am

ATAUK wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:25 pm
How tall are you paul and how tall in kit ?

Also if any one has any links to mesh in the the be perfect :)

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I’m 7 foot 6 from head to toe.
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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 am

ATAUK wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Also been given a link to this mesh on main rl boards

http://collinsnets.co.uk/product/black- ... 2714843750


Are others available or this a good one

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You could try this for your mesh.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-FISH-N ... 5f0c698ae8
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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by WookieeDave » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:42 am

I am still making mine but am using this one. I managed to get it cheaper as seconds but it seems to be strong enough. I've done the feet so far

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpr ... 2845817328

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:19 pm

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by ATAUK » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Came across these jogging bottoms .


1 : the holes may be too small
2: may not be strong enough
3: would need extended

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Re: ESB chewbacca

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:10 pm

As you suggested I’d be worried about the strength of the material. You would also have possible issue with the circumference of legs depending on what solution you pick for the feet even if you were to add mesh to bottom of the legs. At least if you go with regular mesh solution the top and bottoms can be made to measure. Hope this helps
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