A new Chewe in Germany

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Nostradamus

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It starts. I start with a costume. Chewe. Limited by my poor knowledge of English, I moved through many reports and videos. With the help of mom :), I already have a mesh suit.
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Yesterday the ordered hair arrived, as did the needles.
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So, I can actually get started.
At the beginning I thought about how to do it with my feet. I'm 181cm tall and Chewe is supposed to be 228cm. Minus the head, I would have to grow a good 35cm. Well, I've watched Adam Savage's video a lot and will probably use that as a guide. Since I don't have a heating wire cutter, I had to build one - it actually works.
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The plan is to tie your hair in bad weather and in the evening, to work on your feet in the workshop when the weather is good. Thus the following points arise which I now have to examine more closely.

1. The hair is there, what exactly do I have to do to process it? Some say something about showering, others dipping into hot water, then just brushing with a hair dryer.

2. The length of the hair is apparently different. Basically it should be 60cm. If you split it, it's 30cm. Except for the forearms and hands - better 70cm, and only 45cm on the thighs. I have to find out more about that too.

Nevertheless, it starts soon.

My previous project (the Grinch) is over and I'm looking forward to this challenge. Maybe someone from Germany is here who is willing to help me a little

Oh yes, sorry for my bad english. Google translator
 

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Nostradamus

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So it goes on. I need something to brush my hair. With you it's called Hackel, nobody here in Germany knows that and buying is too expensive. Hence, self-built quickly. There is a lot to do before the actual work starts.
Yesterday I was in contact with my cobbler and told him about my project. He offers me to make the shoes. With the necessary increase. Sounds good already.

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ID10T

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This is a massive project, as I'm sure you already know!

If you haven't already, I would check out www.forum.rebelelegion.com and look for other wookies (they have a costume standard and tutorials for the build), and perhaps connect with someone local to you!

Good luck!
 

Nostradamus

New Member
Oh, yeah, that's why I've been reading and watching videos on this topic for weeks. I'm already in contact with the rebellion, i have also found nice people on facebook. but unfortunately no one near me, that's unfortunate. i know the guidelines and hope to be able to implement them, but if not, i'm satisfied when i build a good wookie.
 

Nostradamus

New Member
Today started preparing the hair. First divided into lengths and then into the self-made hackle. Some hair was already lost. Danbach a slightly finer brush, that was really exhausting - I wouldn't have thought. But you can see a good difference. I'm a little nervous before knotting, but it'll be fine.
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Nostradamus

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So, I started. At the bottom of the legs, where mistakes are not so tragic. Not as easy as I thought. In any case, I have to think of something to fix it. That’s how it slips.
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Nostradamus

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Tadaa, we are moving forward. Thanks to Netflix and the Once Upon a Time series. After 5 episodes of the series, 6 rows are ready. The distances are about 1.5 cm to the side and about 1.2-1.5 cm upwards. Always shifted. Then a drop of glue on the knot. What do the pros say? Can this continue? Or increase the distances?

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Nostradamus

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How about the knots? When you tie your hair, you can't pull it as tightly as you would with a rope. they relax again and are then relaxed. now you should use a drop of glue. when is the best? when you are done and then turn the suit inside out, but the knots are not tight or row by row when tying?
 

ID10T

Well-Known Member
I have no answers for your questions but admire the work.

I was just thinking how tedious it was waxing a jacket last night... I'll keep my comments on that to myself! This is epic!
 

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