Ewok pack animal concept model puppet

scotthothpatrol

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Here is something that is not seen much and that is Stop-Motion puppets. My approach for this one is taking an ILM concept model and making it as a articulated puppet. The source is from some photos taken from the Chronicles book and I found a clip of Phil Tippet holding the model taken from a ROTJ documentary. This project uses a ball and socket armature and will be cast in foam latex rubber and covered with faux fur from the craft store. A lot of the sculpting is guess work concerting that the concept model is covered in thick fur. Scott
 

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scotthothpatrol

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No Ewok creature would be complete without an Ewok. The finished one is something I made a wile back but I felt was too big in scale for the horse creature so I sculpted this newer smaller one. Next will be to make molds.
 

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scotthothpatrol

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It has been a while since I posted anything on this project. I had made the molds and then took some time to do some other things. But the desire to get back into the SW universe caught me again so today I got around to casting the puppets up in the foam latex. Here are the latest pictures.
 

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scotthothpatrol

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Here is the progress I have made. The fur is some faux fur from the craft store cut and glued on using Best-Test paper cement. The basket I got off ebay. Next will be to work on the ewok figure and decorate the basket.
 

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Sym-Cha

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Could you elaborate some more on how you apply that faux fur onto the skin? Where do you start and how do you build up layers?

Chaïm
 

scotthothpatrol

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Could you elaborate some more on how you apply that faux fur onto the skin? Where do you start and how do you build up layers?

Chaïm
Sure, Thanks for asking. I start with the back feet and work my way up from the back to the head. Applying the fur is easy just apply a small patch of glue and cut off a tuft of hair and stick it to the glue. When applying the fur I try to apply at an angle and then the tuft partly covers the one below it. Once a section is done I spray the fur with hair spray and with a tooth brush give it a good brushing. This gets the fur to lay flat and brushes out all the loose hair. Hope that helps
 

scotthothpatrol

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Here he is all done. The original had some board looking things sticking up out of the basket that I just could not rationalize as being something Ewoks could have made so I thought it would be more interesting to have bones around the basket. These are chicken bones I cut and lengthened and then made molds and casted.
 

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