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Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee (Cleared 21/05/2020)

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 7:03 pm

So needing something to keep me occupied after work during lockdown, thought it would be a good idea to build a Wookiee (I don’t have enough already 😂). As I’ve loads of spare hair for Chewie and already three cleared Chewie‘s I thought I’d try my hand at a generic this time.

I plan to outline the steps taken through the process with as many pics as possible although still having trouble hosting them so we’ll see how that goes.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 7:42 pm

So the 1st step was to build the mask. This was constructed from a Paul Humphries mask kit. These are great kits. Really easy to put together although the establishment mask builders have nothing to worry about as I’ve a long way to go. Here’s a link to the build I already have up for the mask

http://rebellegion.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... =65&t=1900

But here’s some picks of the build

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 7:51 pm

The next step was putting the suit together. As I can’t sew to save myself I commissioned a certain Mr Howard to make me the mesh suit 👍. From there I started building up my design with the Honey blonde Kanekalon hair transitioning into the dark gunmetal. After a few hours 😂 we had the following

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 7:59 pm

With the bottoms completed. I then started on the top. Was really happy with how it came together. Started on the Monday afternoon and finished it the following Monday night.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 8:04 pm

With the suit done the lifts were tackled. These are just reworked versions of my TFA Chewie with some small improvements that I’ve implemented over the years, like replacing the wooden pole supports for steel bars as they are a lot thinner (reducing the leg width by 2” on each leg) and also a lot stronger.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 8:08 pm

You don’t need any armour of bandoliers to clear a generic Wookiee so my intention is to try and clear my naked Wookiee but for a laugh I thought I’d knock up a combination bandolier with bits I had lying about.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 8:13 pm

So with the mask, top, bottoms and lifts completed I thought I’d take a few snaps (this is extremely challenging in lockdown by yourself with no Wookiee wrangler to assist). It’s even trickier taking the photos 😂. So here are a few I took before the clearance pics.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 8:22 pm

As you’ll see from the pics my clearance photos aren’t the best. It was only when I transferred them over to the iPad that I noticed the trousers were to low (forgot to wear my braces) and being on my own I struggled with the grooming at the back but we’ll just have to see what the judges say.

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Anyway that’s my generic build. Hope you like it and 🤞 the judges do to.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by WookieeDave » Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 pm

I love anything wookiee related mate and those clearance photos look great. Hopefully we will all get a chance to troop soon!

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by WookieeDave » Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 pm

My only thoughts are that you might want to trim back the feet hair a bit. I know that I would step on it and go arse over head!

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 9:25 pm

WookieeDave wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 pm
My only thoughts are that you might want to trim back the feet hair a bit. I know that I would step on it and go arse over head!

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I actually trimmed them to required length I just forgot to wear my braces that hold the bottoms at the required length. If I’d noticed I’d have pulled them up for the photos that’s the problem when you don’t have a wrangler making sure you look your best for the pics. When I was getting kitted I was more worried about making sure all the lifts were fully covered up and forgot to check how it looked before I started taking the pics.

Not looking forward to trying it again if I need to but we’ll just have to see what the judges think 🤞but not confident.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Mon May 18, 2020 9:30 pm

WookieeDave wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 pm
My only thoughts are that you might want to trim back the feet hair a bit. I know that I would step on it and go arse over head!

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Cheers Dave. Hopefully won’t be to long before we’re out again and even if he doesn’t clear I still have three other cleared Wookiee’s to choose from 😂.

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Thu May 21, 2020 6:48 pm

Just got confirmation that Saltar cleared. Well chuffed

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee (Cleared 21/05/2020)

Post by ATAUK » Thu May 21, 2020 7:30 pm

Nice one mate and well deserved :)
Looks great .
Looking forward to taking my chewbacca out with ya at somepoint :)

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Re: Saltar the lockdown generic Wookiee (Cleared 21/05/2020)

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm

ATAUK wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Nice one mate and well deserved :)
Looks great .
Looking forward to taking my chewbacca out with ya at somepoint :)

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Cheers mate not bad for six weeks work. It’ll be a while but hopefully be out again together. That’s why I did the generic so no issues with trooping at the likes of MCM etc as it’s a long way to go for a couple of hours trooping.

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