HOW DO I MODIFY A MANNEQUIN FOR VADER ????

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Bountyhunter Niko, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    Hi there Guys.

    IÂ’m starting to modify a mannequin to display a Vader. I have brought a cheap mannequin. I have plans to extend the waist where the two halfÂ’s join. Also extend the arms at the elbow. And the legs at the knee. How would you do it ? The arms I have some idea about. But what would you use to put between the bottom half and top half of the mannequin?

    Thanx , Niko.
     
  2. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Bountyhunter Niko @ Jun 2 2006, 07:05 AM) [snapback]1254695[/snapback]</div>
    I used wooden spacers cut to shape. I used 1" thick MDF and cut the spacers out with a jigsaw. Add a couple of spacers if needs be, as long as you don't throw the proportions of the mannequin off too much. Then make it secure with industrial strength duck tape, or fiberglass it all together if you wish.
     
  3. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A hacksaw and a fiberglassing car body repair kit would come in handy too :)
     
  4. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    Thanx ob1al.

    This was what I was thinking of doing.

    Thanx.
     
  5. Helmetman

    Helmetman Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I modified my mannequin to slim it down and bend at the arms using fibreglass and body filler (bondo). It gets messy but it's really strong.

    Mannequins in the right pose don't come off the shelf :( It will be some work but it will be worth it in the end.

    Steve
     
  6. TazVader

    TazVader Sr Member

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    Look forward to seeing the results Niko...;)

    Regards
    TAZ
     
  7. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(TazVader @ Jun 4 2006, 09:08 PM) [snapback]1255854[/snapback]</div>

    You will be the First TAZ .
     
  8. Hedjii72

    Hedjii72 Sr Member

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    I'm planning on doing the same thing on MINE. It separates at the waist, so I plan on adding about 2 inches of plywood there. I will separate it first, trace the waist shape on the plywood, and cut it with a jigsaw. I've never tried bondo, but maybe that would be good for this.
     
  9. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    HOW TALL DO I NEED TO MAKE THE MANNEQUIN ? I start on him tomorrow.
     
  10. Benkenove

    Benkenove Well-Known Member

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    2.00 meters.
     

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