Rogue9607's Jedi Temple Guard WIP

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by rogue9607, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. rogue9607

    rogue9607 Active Member

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    I've wanted to do this costume since I first saw it in The Clone Wars, and have been working on it for quite a while now, but lately activity has picked up on it as I make the push to finish for Celebration Anaheim.

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    A bit over a year ago I started working on the helmet. I don't have much in the way of Blender skills, but I tried to put a pep file together as the base, and while it has been adequate for a base, there was a LOT of work that needed to be done.

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    I coated the whole helmet in spray foam and started sculpting.

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    Next came primer and Bondo.

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    The cycle of Bondo and sanding repeated quite a few times.

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    Finally, I felt like I was getting something reasonably close.

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    Then I decided that the helmet looked too much like an oblong alien head and needed to be cut down.

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    This lead to even more sanding and Bondo.

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    In the mean time, I did a quick mockup of the upper body fabric pieces. They're close, but still have a lot of adjustments that will be needed.

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    So about this time there were several events/cons/costumes that took priority and I took a roughly 8 month break before I came back to... more sanding and Bondo.

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    Finally I could move on to prepping the helmet for casting.

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    I had considered microsuedes to approximate the look of The Clone Wars, but ultimately decided on linens and leather. (the belt keeper was just in the pic for size reference)

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    Made the keys which I just need to prep for casting.

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    At long last, the helmet was ready to be cast. At one point I'd planned on sculpting the detail on the face, but after careful inspection I realized that the surface is smooth in the actual model, so for accuracy I will paint this detail.

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    One last bit of prep on the helmet and the start of work on the saber with the covertech-ish clip.

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    The clip still has some finishing work to do, but it's nearly done. I'm hiding the recharge port here where it's generally out of sight.

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    The first pull from the mold came out reasonably well, and my wife sketched on the artwork. The right side is mirrored in Photoshop and revealed a few tweaks that were needed.

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    Last night I was back at work patterning out the hood.

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    And, that's my progress so far. Lots still to do, and less than a month to finish, but I'm still very optimistic. Oh, and did I mention I'm doing one for my wife as well? :)
     
  2. StevenBills

    StevenBills Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is really, really cool. Keep up the great work!

    SB
     
  3. ct23456

    ct23456 New Member

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    And he's giving me advice on mine! Hopefully at least 3 of us will strut around CVII together
     
  4. Blue Leader

    Blue Leader Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. :)
     
  5. acesh007

    acesh007 Active Member

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    This is great, I am going to have to find you at C7. I was just thinking how cool of a costume this would be last night.
     
  6. Xtafa

    Xtafa Active Member

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    What a beautiful mask. Its coming along great!
     
  7. rogue9607

    rogue9607 Active Member

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    Thanks!

    I've made some more progress. I got the hood patterned out a bit better and sewed the mockup.

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    Last night I made all the adjustments to my upper body pieces, prepped the keys for molding, cast a second helmet, and started some paint testing.

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  8. vintageslant

    vintageslant Active Member

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    I was thinking what a great build you have there, then I clicked on your link! :facepalm What can I say works of art every one of them I'm so impressed with the scroll work. 100% awsome.
     
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  9. kev1969

    kev1969 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good :thumbsup, any updates on this?:)
     
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  10. twistedidentity

    twistedidentity New Member

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    This is awesome! I've been looking for this costume ever since Clone Wars, can't wait to see how it turn out. I hope to make one myself soon but I'm not sure mine will be as good as yours :)
     
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  11. rogue9607

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    Hmm... I guess I forgot to update this thread. I got most of the costume complete for Celebration, though it still needs some work, most notably I need to finish the saber.

    In progress shots of various components:
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    Belt buckle progress:
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    Helmet masking/gold leaf:
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    A couple of shots people sent me from CA:
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    I still have some bits to finish up and need to get good pictures...
     
  12. Luke the Belter

    Luke the Belter Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures.
    Awesome costume.
     
  13. Blue Leader

    Blue Leader Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome. Nice job!
     
  14. jemminator

    jemminator New Member

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    Amazing work!!
     
  15. Empatojayos

    Empatojayos New Member

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    Whow! Very impressive!! Love it!!!
     
  16. Vult Tavik

    Vult Tavik Active Member

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amazing!
     
  17. Dmdx11

    Dmdx11 New Member

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    I'm sorry I know this thread is older but I was wondering if you'd be interested in making somwthing similar to this for me! I can pay you and I'm just looking for more of the cloak part, I already have the tunic
    I could email an exact picture if you email me at dustonkyleftr11@gmail.com Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
    BTW your guard looks freaking awesome
     
  18. ptpage

    ptpage New Member

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    I wondering if I could in get something like this made for me or the pattern? my email is ptpage@yahoo.com
     
  19. WolframCreative

    WolframCreative Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  20. PropReplicator2

    PropReplicator2 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome!

    Alex
     

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