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    Jun 1, 2010, 10:00 PM - accurate ewok build #1

    Hello everyone,
    Here is a little project that Tk-4261 and I have been working on for our daughters. We decided to make ewoks, rare to see them trooping at events unlike the jawas. My camera was MIA for awhile so this starts several stages into the build. I was going to sculpt an ewok face, but decided it would be easier to use found objects and modify. I will begin with the head and progress thru the rest. We used a halloween mask, felt cap from Michael's and foam knee pads to build the head. On my mask I applied oven bake clay, sculpted the nose and mouth, baked and then glued to mask.
    here is a pic of the face with fur layed on top as a test

    another angle

    the ears are made with oven bake clay backed with craft foam and covered

    I used wicket's features as a guideline for my face
    That is it for today.......
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    Jun 1, 2010, 10:07 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #2

    Nice start...looking forward to the finished project.
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    Jun 1, 2010, 10:13 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #3

    Looking good!
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    Jun 1, 2010, 10:13 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #4

    steveo said: View Post
    Nice start...looking forward to the finished project.
    Thank you You will not be dissapointed!
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    Jun 1, 2010, 11:13 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #5

    awesome build. would love to turn my kids into ewoks! subscribe to thread? i think i will.
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    Jun 2, 2010, 1:26 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #6

    Looking great so far! I love Ewok builds! I did one for my daughter too. Definitely fun!
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    Jun 2, 2010, 1:47 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #7

    Egon Spengler said: View Post
    Looking good!
    quakevirus said: View Post
    awesome build. would love to turn my kids into ewoks! subscribe to thread? i think i will.
    WebChief said: View Post
    Looking great so far! I love Ewok builds! I did one for my daughter too. Definitely fun!
    Thank you for the nice compliments
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    Jun 2, 2010, 2:02 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #8

    Here are some different views and my daughter test fitting her ewok bucket
    side view w/ ears, note the foam has not been shaped

    test fit side view w/ shaped foam(cheeks)

    here you get a good look at the felt hat from Michael's( the elephant )

    front view test w/ shaped foam

    right side test w/ shaped foam

    test fit, note that those are her teeth. test fit complete everything lines up.
    Notice the slight asymmetry w/ ears, the artist in me enjoys some wonkyness
    like my tk bucket-it is also there w/ many ewoks

    next time adding fur...
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    Jun 2, 2010, 2:15 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #9

    They grow up so fast don't they. It seems like just yesterday she was playing with her Barbies and now she has a full beard.

    It kind of looks like the mouth opens on that... or am I crazy?
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    Jun 2, 2010, 5:56 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #10

    darthgordon said: View Post
    They grow up so fast don't they. It seems like just yesterday she was playing with her Barbies and now she has a full beard.
    LOL


    The mask is looking great so far! I'm excited to see it finished.
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    Jun 2, 2010, 11:50 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #11

    Decipher said: View Post
    LOL


    The mask is looking great so far! I'm excited to see it finished.
    me too. haven't seen a good ewok build in a while. Are you going to do Wicket as well?
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    Jun 2, 2010, 1:04 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #12

    Wow, VERY impressive so far!
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    Jun 2, 2010, 4:46 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #13

    [QUOTE=darthgordon;1243184]They grow up so fast don't they. It seems like just yesterday she was playing with her Barbies and now she has a full beard.

    Thanks,

    Decipher said: View Post
    LOL
    The mask is looking great so far! I'm excited to see it finished.
    Thank you, the wait will not be too long
    Mr. No Stripes said: View Post
    me too. haven't seen a good ewok build in a while. Are you going to do Wicket as well?
    I used Wicket as a guideline for this one, I do have plans to make a wicket at some point. Most of the ewoks I've seen are subpar(not meant as insult) or are recreations of the ewoks that are not seen up close on screen, like the ones traveling with SW in concert( I was dissapointed by those in the case ).
    WebChief said: View Post
    Wow, VERY impressive so far!
    Thank you again for the praise! Nice to hear from those who have been around awhile.
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    Jun 2, 2010, 5:02 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #14

    Here we go with the fur. Those of us who are troopers are well aware of the multiple uses of E-6000, Very affordable at Wal-Mart and works well on a varity of mediums. All of the fur, Foam and ears were attached with it.
    Using push pins to hold in place I began with the left side(threw in one lens)

    side view

    both sides

    Brow, see the pins

    Popped in lenses to get a peek

    Gluing more hair

    Front with glue setting w/ lenses

    another angle,same side as above- note the pins. I broke the fur down into 8 0r 9 sections( not an expert at cutting material ) to make it easier to apply

    coming up, completed fur.....
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    Jun 2, 2010, 7:46 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #15

    Nice build!

    Don't forget to listen to the Ewok Karaoke while you build for inspiration

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    Jun 3, 2010, 3:51 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #16

    obiwan2 said: View Post
    Nice build!

    Don't forget to listen to the Ewok Karaoke while you build for inspiration

    That is way cool, now she can learn the song! Very awsome link thanks for the support!
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    Jun 3, 2010, 4:21 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #17

    Now it is time for some shots of the completed heads.
    Brushed the fur and added teeth, took shots w/ flash front and side angles




    shots w/ out flash


    Both heads fully furred

    I will need to replace the hood, did not get a big enough piece and had to stich the sides, but it still looks good. Added flowers for a feminine look
    Finished Head

    next time hands and feet....
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    Jun 3, 2010, 4:29 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #18

    How cute. Great job!!!
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    Jun 3, 2010, 7:22 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #19

    that is great , you could have a market here making full sized ones. Where did you find the fur ?
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    Jun 3, 2010, 10:29 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #20

    propologist said: View Post
    that is great , you could have a market here making full sized ones. Where did you find the fur ?
    GREAT job on those!! Looks like another project on the boards for me. Same question though; where did you get the fur?
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    Jun 3, 2010, 10:41 PM - Re: accurate ewok build #21

    OK, you're awesome, I suck. That was really, really cool.
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    Jun 4, 2010, 12:16 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #22

    Great proportions. I like how this build is going.
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    Jun 4, 2010, 2:12 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #23

    very nice! what references are you using?
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    Jun 4, 2010, 3:16 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #24

    steveo said: View Post
    How cute. Great job!!!
    thanks
    propologist said: View Post
    that is great , you could have a market here making full sized ones. Where did you find the fur ?
    FiresprayPilot said: View Post
    GREAT job on those!! Looks like another project on the boards for me. Same question though; where did you get the fur?
    Thank you both! The fur was donated by our XO(SCG) I believe a garment district is the kind of place to get this type of fur. I have to find some time to check out what is available in LA, I plan to due this again and better!
    cayman shen said: View Post
    OK, you're awesome, I suck. That was really, really cool.
    suck? Thanks for the compliment, though!
    Mr Fett said: View Post
    Great proportions. I like how this build is going.
    Thanks
    Mr. No Stripes said: View Post
    very nice! what references are you using?
    I had a hard time finding good shots when doing this build, I have since come across more references. Here is the link to what I was able to find
    and used them for this build. Ewoks varied greatly, upclose and background have different eye styles and hands among other differences.

    http://s687.photobucket.com/albums/v...erence%20pics/
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    Jun 4, 2010, 3:49 AM - Re: accurate ewok build #25

    Needed to find a way to make the hands and feet from found objects, so I ended up searching all over for adult size hands that resembled Ewok fingers.
    I found some monster hands and cut off the extra fingers and used them as toes, 3rd toe sculpted w/ oven baked clay.
    The fingers have been cut down and sewn onto the hand and fur sewn onto the fingers and hand. I then mixed a similiar tone and valued hue to cover the manufactured paint job. Fingernails are painted w/ slight detail and coated w/ fingernail polish.




    finished hands


    later, feet......

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