Lifesize Return of the Jedi Chewbacca PICS!

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  1. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think the third times the charm with my pics :)

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  2. Prop-Maker

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    That is so COOL.
     
  3. DAVIDYR1

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    Wow...that is SERIOUSLY cool.

    David
     
  4. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Impressive. So what do you end up doing with all these masterpieces?
     
  5. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    proof that in the 80's EVERYONE parted their hair down the middle.

    Great work bud..
    Tom
     
  6. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    great work. I think everytime you do something you step it up to a new level.

    -Matt
     
  7. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOL. I think you are right Tom, everyone parted their hair in the middle in the 80's. :lol

    This piece will be living in CA. with his new owner :) Hopefully he will be nice and take the chain off him.
     
  8. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Brilliant work - he looks spot-on. :thumbsup
     
  9. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Fantastic as usual...
     
  10. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    Congrats on capturing the mighty wookiee. (Artistically, that is. ;))

    Love it. :thumbsup

    The Wook
     
  11. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Wook. That means a lot coming from you :) My hat is off to anyone that has ever made a full-size Chewbacca figure or costume, "capturing" the look of this figure has got to be one of the most difficult projects I have done to date.
     
  12. Luisiana Jones

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    Looks awesome. 1 thingie did Chewie have blue eyes? Its something that shocked me, but again great job.
     
  13. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Excellent work. Amazing piece... Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  14. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Excellent stuff Riley really looks like Chewie............did you also do an ANH version??? :)

    Dave
     
  15. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    Awesome :)
     
  16. jme3

    jme3 Sr Member

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    You are one creative brother. Fantastic work there. :thumbsup
     
  17. swampbug

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    Nice. I think it looks pretty freaky though, Or do you want. I dont know how easy it is to tweak something like this. Something about the afro poof hair, and the neon blue eyes, the freaky long stretched grin, the metal teeth. The fur quality and color are great, and the props on him are cool as heck.


    Comb the hair differently maybe.

    Tone the eyes back a little, darken them up, push them back more so more shadow hits them.

    Relax the mouth, or fake it by combing hair in front of the outer corners to mask that long stretchy grin.

    I dont know what the deal is with the teeth, they just look metal, and squarish.
     
  18. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. As for eye color Chewie did have blue eyes :) I did do an ANH version hair style, it was this head though. The hair is basically styled like it was in ROTJ. I may need to do some tweaking on it here and there but overall I am pleased with it :)
     
  19. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(swampbug @ Jun 5 2006, 07:43 PM) [snapback]1256738[/snapback]</div>
    Rather harsh post, swampbug, considering this is a showoff thread of a finished piece of art; not a thread in which the author's asking for criticism. In fact if you had taken the time to read his original post, you would've seen that the mannequin has already been placed with a buyer. (And I'm sure an ecstatic buyer, at that.)

    Besides, you should really reacquaint yourself with the ROTJ Chewie look if you think things like the hair are wrong--because rileyreplicas got Chewie's ROTJ look just right.

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  20. Spankuh

    Spankuh Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing work.

    HH
     
  21. OldKen

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    dang no kiddin, whats up with the awkward criticisms in showoff threads today? :unsure

    looks really great man.

    the hair as the wook pointed out is very VERY well done in ROTJ fasion, in fact i think the hair is one of the best parts of this piece.

    i get the thing swampbug was trying to say about the recesed eyes thing, because mayhews eyes often seemed a little further back, but i think there intention back then was to get the look say ROTS or even the wooks tour suit, it just sits a little better, as they have made advancements etc. in the construction and fit to the wearer. (correct me if im wrong wook)

    and im sure anyone who has met Mr. Mayhew can attest...

    he has VERY bright blue eyes, not to sound... :love but they seriously are a crazy bright blue. and there were no contacts used for chewy so...

    and the mouth issue is due to the lighting etc. its there on the real prop, its probably that its more visible in the light the guy has it in.

    now im not saying its an EXACT ROTJ screen used 100% perfect replica...

    but then again ive never seen one, in real life, on forums... anywhere.

    and i know quite a few people that would know so...

    yeah in short, your post was a little outa place for a showoff thread and there are actual credible reasons why. :cheers


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    <div class='quotetop'>(The Wook @ Jun 5 2006, 04:48 PM) [snapback]1256795[/snapback]</div>
    Rather harsh post, swampbug, considering this is a showoff thread of a finished piece of art; not a thread in which the author's asking for criticism. In fact if you had taken the time to read his original post, you would've seen that the mannequin has already been placed with a buyer. (And I'm sure an ecstatic buyer, at that.)

    Besides, you should really reacquaint yourself with the ROTJ Chewie look if you think things like the hair are wrong--because rileyreplicas got Chewie's ROTJ look just right.

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  22. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oldken and Wook, No need for coming to my defense but it is appreciated :) Everyone has their opinion and I am always willing to hear people out. I added some new pics of Chewbacca in the sunlight and that changes the look entirely. The big thing with the first pics was that the light source was BELOW Chewbacca. The light in my house was not overhead so it made the eyes look brighter as well as the mouth look a little odd but I am sure that everyone will agree that the outside pics look a lot better :)
     
  23. lambotour

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    <div class='quotetop'>(rileyreplicas @ Jun 5 2006, 06:58 PM) [snapback]1256861[/snapback]</div>

    I think it looks fantastic :thumbsup and yes the new pics only add to your work's "WOW" factor. Nice job.
     
  24. The Wook

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    <div class='quotetop'>(lambotour @ Jun 6 2006, 05:34 AM) [snapback]1257055[/snapback]</div>
    I agree. Looks great in the daylight too.

    Btw rileyreplicas, what did you use for hair?

    The Wook
     
  25. kell

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    I have a buddy who tried making a Chewie suit to go with a rather nice looking mask he had. Ofcourse this was not even in the same ballpark as your Chewie, he ended up looking stupid. He kept * with it for a long time,and it just got worst. Yours looks like the real mccoy. The hair is perfect. The daylight pictures really accent the shadowing of the brow. Awesome work.



    Kell
     
  26. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * :confused

    i knew you said he was big, but * that sucker is BIG.

    very very cool work. i cant believe you finished him this fast. its only been a few weeks since i have been pestering you about my own project ideas :lol

    *... you never really think much about chewie or replicating chewie (or i didnt) until i thought "holy crap, thats like 7+ feet of hair you have to do.. and chewie didnt wear pants." :lol

    terrific job man. im gonna have to suck it up and buy some of that magisculpt stuff you keep mentioning.

    i know the greek mythology stuff was your own take on it (still love the jesus on steriods man, its my fav piece), but seeing you replicate something as well known as actually "pictured" as chewie (i.e. an actual replication of a costume or prop that is set it stone) and have it pulled off so well.... you got mad skillz dude.

    cant wait to see that jabba to go with it ;)
    chris
     
  27. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks again guys for the kind words. The outside pics really add to the figure :) I just could not get a light source that was higher than Chewie in my house. lol

    Chris, you are right. Making a figure as well known as Chewie was a big gamble but I think he came off well enough :)

    Wook, I called National Fiber Technolgies and bought the fur. I ended up with a light grey because it was on clearance and just lightly sprayed it brown, orange and black. I bought 35 square feet of it and that was enough for the whole figure. If you custom order the fur it will be $39 dollars a foot, if you buy it on clearance it will be anywhere from $5 to $10 dollars a foot. A HUGE savings.
     
  28. GundamZeppelin

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  29. The Wook

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    <div class='quotetop'>(rileyreplicas @ Jun 6 2006, 10:29 AM) [snapback]1257100[/snapback]</div>
    That is a huge savings. :thumbsup Inexpensive and looks terrific--can't beat that combo. Great job.

    The Wook
     
  30. OldKen

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    now those last 2 pics in the light...

    :eek

    looks frickin great, the new owner will be ecstatic.
     
  31. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks again guys and yes the new owner is very happy :)
     
  32. billy1974

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    Great job as always Richard :eek . You really nailed the ROTJ Chewie look. You should keep him indoors though, don't want him catching fleas :D . Bill
     
  33. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Bill. Don't worry though, I brought him back in so I would not have to "dust" him for fleas :)
     
  34. Goldenrod

    Goldenrod Sr Member

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    Fantasic job. Did you take any building pics? May we see those?
    Love it.
     
  35. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Goldenrod, unfortunately I did not take any progress pics :( Basically I used long fur and attached it to the mannequin body that I modified. I added height only, I was going to bulk him up but it made him look to large. I really need to start taking progress pics of my work. lol
     
  36. Goldenrod

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    i am guilty of the same thing,not takin pics of my progress on projects.
    But hey its what the end product looks like right:)
    So when you gonna do a full size Rancor??? LOL. If anyone can do it ,it be you.
    -Goldenrod
     
  37. howlingwind13

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    Amazing work...
    mike
     
  38. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Goldenrod,

    Believe me I would LOVE to make a fullsize Rancor :)
     
  39. Sketchman

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    WOW. Well done.
     
  40. Star Wars Helmets

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    Awesome work as usual mate

    Well done

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  41. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys for the kind words. Also goldenrod it looks like I may be even closer to making a Rancor, at least the head anyway :) I will keep you posted on that.
     
  42. Goldenrod

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    i will be watchin for it ;-)
    Goldenrod
     
  43. RONCULUS

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    Awesome piece Richard.

    Ron
     
  44. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Simply fantastic Richard.
     
  45. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Great work :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  46. Old Timer

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    WaAHh RaWwrLL
    Wookie for "Great Job" :D
     
  47. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the kind words guys :) This figure was a lot of fun to do and hopefully I will get the chance to make a Star Wars ANH style Chewbacca sometime soon.
     
  48. KevVader

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    <div class='quotetop'>(rileyreplicas @ Jun 12 2006, 06:04 AM) [snapback]1260466[/snapback]</div>
    Ooooo..Rancor...that will be cool. Lookin' forward to that....
     
  49. GuntahKela

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    Way to go, Riley. I BELIEVE YOU CAN FLY.




    -The Simpsons, ya'll.
     
  50. Darth Fett

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    looks awesome... great job
     

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