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  1. MonCal's Avatar
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:53 PM - Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #1

    Here is a way to make a huge project look easy


    The finished set:





    And a quick look at the progress:








































    Our Snowtrooper armor:






    That's me in Hyperdyne's Stay Puft costume. It's not as cool as it looks:




    Christopher Judge (Teal'c from Stargate), my wife and I:




    Tim Rose (Puppeteer, Ackbar), my wife and I:




    I think this Jawa took a wrong turn:




    For those who don't know. This is a set from a deleted scene in Empire Strikes Back. The rebels corralled some wampas in this room and had a warning sign to alert the rebels to the danger. When the Imperials attack 3po tears the warning sign off, which is why he was lagging behind and Han said he would become a permanent resident. The snowtroopers go into the room and get attacked by the wampas.





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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:01 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #2

    Perfect recreation!
    Built just like the original - hot wire and foam.
    Is this going to be at C5 too?
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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:02 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #3

    That is one AMAZING SET! thanks for sharing the construction photos. One of my favorite things about the RPF is to see the behind the scenes documentary style cataloging.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:08 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #4

    An amazing set!!!
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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:08 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #5

    Absolutely amazing!!! Congrats!
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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:16 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #6

    Holy crap. That's amazing.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 10:48 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #7

    Great job to all involved.
    Where/what was this built for?

    I'd love to get some pics of my ESB Vader standing in that mini set to emulate this shot.




    Sort of like this. This is my ESB Vader photoshopped onto a background image. It would be really cool to shoot him on your mini set.




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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:04 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #8

    You are the man, MonCal. Always do beautiful work. Kudos to you and your crew.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:07 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #9

    thats sweet!!! great job.. I like the Staypuft costume
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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:21 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #10

    Cal, here are a couple more hi-res pics I took - and a small movie!

    It is a great set indeed. Hoping to get it out to C5 for everyone to see.

    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/hoth/P1010968.JPG
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/hoth/P1010969.JPG
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/hoth/P1010970.JPG
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/hoth/P1010965.JPG

    movie:
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/hoth/P1010971.MOV
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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:23 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #11

    Matt looks a bit trigger happy in the snowy pic! Firing off his blaster mid air.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:30 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #12

    Superb job!


    Kevin
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    Apr 25, 2010, 11:38 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #13

    What, no Wampa?...Simply great! I always wanted to see this scene played out.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 12:19 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #14

    very nice , this would be great as a whole room atmosphere. Might need to add a snowy floor.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 2:41 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #15

    most awesome Cal
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:24 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #16

    WHOA!!!!!!! I´d love to have this as part of MY "man-cave" (even if I don´t have the space for it )

    WELL DONE CAL!!!

    Markus
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:33 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #17

    What did you use to do the fake snow paint/flocking effect??
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    Apr 26, 2010, 6:50 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #18

    WOW !!!, that is so cool ! Well done.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 8:10 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #19

    Fantastic! Wonderful job you did on that!! Really great!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 8:12 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #20

    do you have measurements on the door opening
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    Apr 26, 2010, 9:46 AM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #21

    Great work, I never knew about that scene...
    (to my shame!!)
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    Apr 26, 2010, 2:47 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #22

    Super cool!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:12 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #23

    Wow, it looks fantastic and the making of photos are terrific to see!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:56 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #24

    Great work indeed! Not sure of your motives, but I love that you invested so much into an obscure, cut scene that not everyone is aware of.

    Bravo!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 4:07 PM - Re: Building the Hoth Wampa door set ... in a nutshell #25

    This is just AWESOME!!!

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