TAUNTAUN

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by GEEK1138, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. GEEK1138

    GEEK1138 Sr Member

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    OK Moof milkers, high time for another larger than life build methinks. Have been planning this build for a while now and the time feels right to tackle it.
    In essence I am going for a full size Tauntaun with Han on his back.
    The amazing Riley's Replicas Tauntaun is what I am trying to emulate as it seems to be the best one out there

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    So I have modelled and printed the head, which I will finish in the usual way. Still got to attach the horns of course
    Difficult to get great prints on this scale but the head will be resin coated and filled with PU foam after the glass eyes go in

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  2. s2jesse

    s2jesse Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    lookin great !
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Starting out nicely!
     
  4. HB1098S

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  5. Mad Monkey

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    I'm totally subbed to see this through!
     
  6. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    More!!!
     
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  7. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    One of my favorite Star Wars creatures! I can't wait to see how this turns out :)
     
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  8. ABE

    ABE Well-Known Member

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    looks amazing
     
  9. jddurst

    jddurst Active Member

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    Me too!
     
  10. rnbuda

    rnbuda Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dang, that print came out awesome!
     
  11. GEEK1138

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    So I've started on the structural side of things first. My approach for the body is to build a wooden armature using heavy treated timber. Fill out the main body shape with PU foam, skin it all with fibre glass and then fix on the head, arms and tail.

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  12. Mad Monkey

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    That's a sturdy looking frame!!
     
  13. 13doctorwho

    13doctorwho Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So awesome! I really envy your work. Your projects are so ambitious and always come out so incredible. We're not worthy, we're not worthy...
     
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  14. rnbuda

    rnbuda Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This would look amazing outside as a Christmas decoration too!
     
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  15. GEEK1138

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    Bit more progress on the head...got the eyes in, and the horns on. Will add some details like warts and wrinkles when I get to painting and weathering him up

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  16. azheat01

    azheat01 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it, can't wait to see it finished!
     
  17. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful
     
  18. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My favorite SW creature and you are absolutely nailing the execution. The head looks perfect!
     
  19. Seth Skywalker

    Seth Skywalker Well-Known Member

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    You just make the coolest props.
     
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  20. adamtheskull

    adamtheskull New Member

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    This looks epic.
     
  21. s2jesse

    s2jesse Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lovin it :)
     
  22. GEEK1138

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    OK bit more work on the head...probably still more to do but until the actual fur goes on, (instead of an old blanket), it will do

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    Should have an update on the body pretty soon...
     
  23. Mad Monkey

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    Can't wait, every time you post it's awesome
     
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  24. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh man, this is great. Loving what you are doing with this!
     
  25. s2jesse

    s2jesse Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    killing it
     
  26. 13doctorwho

    13doctorwho Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    With that blanket it looks like the Taun Taun is wearing a bad toupee. The painting looks great. This is going to be so awesome.
     
  27. GEEK1138

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    So the main work on the body is finished. Loads of PU foam bagged and poured around the wooden frame, sawn and carved to realise the basic shape, plaster to smooth out the final form and mould in some muscle definition and a final coat of Chop strand and surface tissue fibre glass to seal and strengthen

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  28. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And he's awesome.Taking shape...
     
  29. TJack

    TJack Master Member Community Staff RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Absolutely incredible! I did a Taun/rider costume years ago and this makes me want to pull it down from storage :)
     
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  30. Markas1976

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    love the invention ace work pal i love it inspiring
     
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  31. canister

    canister Well-Known Member

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    very cool I will enjoy following along!
     
  32. Mad Monkey

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    where do you keep all this stuff?!?!?!?!

    amazing work! im jealous
     
  33. GEEK1138

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    Thanks...they're all headed off to private clients

    So the head is pretty much finished...added the fur to the top and back, and some 'snow'. Fibre glassed the neck ready for fur also

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  34. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful work of art.Thanks for sharing this project!
     
  35. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man that’s awesome!!
     
  36. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That head looks so real I can practically smell him already.
     
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    I swear, you are to much my friend.
    Robert
     
  38. GEEK1138

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    So, quite a big update...the head is on. The fur is on...and my son is sitting on his back! Very happy with progress so far but still need to add all the saddle/reins/gear etc as well as snow on the body and snow/rocks for the base

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  39. Mad Monkey

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    thats freaking amazing!!
     
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  40. CJ 617

    CJ 617 Sr Member

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    Wow!!! That's awesome!!!
     
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  41. Seth Skywalker

    Seth Skywalker Well-Known Member

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    This tauntaun is so amazing!
     
  42. GEEK1138

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    Only little updates for Xmas...Reins done on head and finished fur/snow.

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    Adding snow to the fur

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    And snow/rocks for the base

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    Next up is fitting the saddle, leather work, survival gear and stirrups

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  43. GEEK1138

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    OK getting closer

    Finished all the saddle/parts/leather/stirrups etc

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    Just the Hannequin... Mannequin and Han costume to do
     
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  44. doppelganger

    doppelganger Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thats amazing work. Very impressive. Looks like all you need is a lightsaber and you've got one awesome looking tent there.

    You must post pics when you've got your Han gear too.
     
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  45. Mad Monkey

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    Looks warm enough to crawl into!

    Great work
     
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  46. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I can smell him from here!

    Awesome Job!!!!!!!
     
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  47. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is great. Love it.
     
  48. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's just wicked in the good sense(y)
     
  49. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is simply spectacular!
     
  50. baptizer

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    Absolutely amazing. Great job man! Love your build threads!
     
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