A new Chewie in Germany

Nostradamus

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So, my new Wookee feet are done. I've followed AS's example more closely this time. So I didn't take another mount/binding for the snowboard boots.
I first glued the boots to the foot with hot glue. Then fill in the gaps.
Then everything was neatly glued with duct tape. The foot also has less weight. About 1 kg less than the previous model. And it's comfortable too. Walking is great too
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Nostradamus

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As a small additional idea, I built myself a walking stick. The forest gave me a good one. After a good amount of rasping and grinding, the helmet could be processed. A fallen trooper must serve for it. :) An idea from the forum and based on a scene, I think Clone Wars. Or rebels?
First demolished the helmet a bit and then put it on the skewer. I don't think it turned out that bad.

Sorry troopers. :)

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Nostradamus

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The test showed it. While I was very happy with the direct attached boot version, the WalkTall version is a tad hotter. The connection with the medical supports cannot be beat. So I'll focus on that and continue to build on it.
First I take care of the hair that still needs to be attached. Meanwhile, I wrote to other Wookiee brothers and got me some tips.
I first provided the WalkTall with M5 holes. First I will cut out a PVC plate as the base sole and attach it to the WalkTall with impact sleeves.
I also ordered EVA in 20mm, which I then glue to the bottom as a sole and as the last layer a thin rubber sole - because of the slipping.

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Nostradamus

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The toes, yes, that was such a problem with each of my versions. I have the silicone toes from the first version and can attach them to the new ones - if only I knew how. However, I have another idea. I am currently printing a set of toes which are of course lighter than the silicone ones. We'll see how it looks when they're done.
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I still don't have the right idea for the shin. I have a few, but none of them have convinced me so far.
 

Nostradamus

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The new Wookiee feet. Why? Because I just want more stability and security. This variant is very promising and I think these will become my main feet.
I have already connected the WalkTall and the medical splint with screws. The first walking tests with and without boots were very good.
So I've now ordered the next parts.
I drilled M5 holes in the edge so that cylinder head screws can go through. Below is a PVC mat which I will attach with impact sleeves.
EVA is used as the sole underneath. This is special for cosplay, etc. Has fixed properties (depends on which one you take) and is easy to process.
Of course, there are also special glues for this. So if everything works out, I'll pack 2 soles with 20mm each underneath. I have to test that, maybe 20mm will be enough. More sole means more smooth gait. However, higher again.
As soon as I have the first layer on I will test it and then decide.
EVA is also used to support the shin. I have an idea how I can attach it, but I have to measure it more precisely first.
Of course I can slowly pick out the Wookiee hair again. Because you have to turn it again.

So, the right toes are printed and I'm really excited about it. Look very chic. The shape is also great, so that not too much has to be cut. At least I hope so.

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Nostradamus

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The left toes are also ready, the PVC has arrived and we can start.
First cut off the sole and mark the holes. Then these holes are slightly enlarged and the M5 drive-in nuts are used. After so much back and forth it finally fits.
Then I used a heat gun to heat the PVC and bend it a bit to fit the WalkTall. As a result, the marked and already drilled holes no longer fit, which is why I have to improvise something.
Then the overhangs are removed with the band saw and the sole is now actually finished.
I was so happy about the low weight of the Wookiee feet, which has now settled.
10mm PVC. That's a lot more weight than I thought. Ok, so it should be stable. Nevertheless, I am considering replacing them with 5mm. But, first I'll finish this one.
And then I have to think about how to attach the toes and in what way. They shouldn't be too high and then float.

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Nostradamus

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So, the second sole cut out and prepared up to the drive-in nuts. Then I wanted to color the WalkTall. Cover with some cling film and off you go.
First primer and after it was dry with black afterwards.
Did it work out? Of course not.
Well, it's probably not that easy to color a plastic bucket. The paint just peels off with the primer. This is one of those moments again... maybe I should have just used black duct tape. That always works.
My EVA has also arrived and I can now get on with the sole.
I weighed my foot too. So he has a proud 4kg.
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Nostradamus

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Next screwed the PVC panels together and then cut the EVA to size. The EVA can also be shaped when heated. But now I'm wondering if the drive-in nuts don't take up too much space to glue the EVA to the PVC? It gives way, yes. But, is that enough to create a secure connection?

I sanded and primed everything again. Waited longer this time to let it dry. And then again with black paint over it. It held up this time. I guess I was too hasty the first time.
I cut out another sole - a little longer. I somehow forgot about the toes. And now the same question is again: how to fasten the damn parts???
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Nostradamus

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Here and there some of the paint still seems to come off, but that doesn't matter.
The toes, how to attach? Thanks to the Facebook group I got some ideas. After some thought, I decided on my first idea. A metal punched tape. This is stable and yet slightly flexible. So I cut out the toes a bit, drilled a hole and used an M4 bolt and locknut to attach the perforated strap to it. The first test is quite promising.
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Nostradamus

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Then I got busy with the EVA. That typical bump on the shin - you know what I mean. I've also found other ideas on the forums and Facebook, and this one appeals to me the most so far. Even if I don't know how best to attach it or how to put it on later.
But with the hair on it doesn't look bad.
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Nostradamus

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The shin is really a bit of a challenge. I had seen this solution with EVA on other Wookiees. But somehow I can't do it. Cutting out the EVA is easy, attaching it is something else.
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While I'm thinking, I tinker with the toes. metal perforated tape. Stable and yet flexible. A piece at the top to keep the toes on the WalkTall, a longer version at the bottom and once through the entire foot ensures it stays in place. However, it is then no longer possible to unsubscribe. Just break it.
Another Wookiee sent me another idea about the shin. I'll just test that next week.
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