£20 mannequin - a few progress pics of my X-wing suit display

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ob1al, May 20, 2006.

  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Here are a few pics from a tutorial I posted over on TPZ: http://1.myfreebulletinboard.com/viewtopic...rdoftherin#4245

    Basically, I wanted an inexpensive and quick way to display my Luke x-wing costume. I decided to scratchbuild a mannequin using PVC pipe, chicken wire, duck tape and padding. I bought some materials (for around twenty quid) and made a start today - Here are a few progress pics:

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    A lot more padding and tweaking later...

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    It's not quite finished - I need to improve the hands and the face shape a little bit - but I'm quite pleased with how he turned out. It's looking like Rebel Alliance corner over there, aside from the renegade Trooper helmet... :p
     
  2. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    Very nice Al. very nice ..
     
  3. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    That looks great Al. I might try something similar for my Vader as Prowse-proportioned mannequins are hard to come by.


    (By the way, where did you get the tall glass cabinet with the R2/3PO/trooper/remote inside? I NEED one of those.)


    Jeremy
     
  4. ob1al

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    Hi Jeremy

    That's one of the Ikea Detolf cabinets mate - nice bits of kit and they only cost around £35 if I remember correctly, The lights cost a bit more though - an extra £12 I think.

    A Prowse sixe mannequin would be very doable usingh this method. You might need a bit more chicken wire and foam to bulk him out. :)
     
  5. gonk27

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    Thanks for that Al, Ikea here I come.


    Looks like you've got some great things in your collection. :)



    Jeremy
     

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