Tusken Raider & Gaffi Stick: Scratch build...

Indy Magnoli

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Me and the boys headed over to Blaxmyth's place today for a little forging for Gaffi Stick v2. He kindly turned up a couple of steel pieces for us:

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Got the forge fired up nicely... one lad kept the fires burning by cranking the air pump:

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...while the other got to go "hammer and tongs" on a red-hot piece of steel:

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They each got a turn to produce a nice forged spike for their own gaffi sticks:

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Nothing beats the "real deal". A BIG thanks to Blaxmyth for having us! If we're lucky, we'll get to do some welding next week.
 

CorriTimigan

Well-Known Member
Me and the boys headed over to Blaxmyth's place today for a little forging for Gaffi Stick v2. He kindly turned up a couple of steel pieces for us:

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Got the forge fired up nicely... one lad kept the fires burning by cranking the air pump:

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...while the other got to go "hammer and tongs" on a red-hot piece of steel:

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They each got a turn to produce a nice forged spike for their own gaffi sticks:

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Nothing beats the "real deal". A BIG thanks to Blaxmyth for having us! If we're lucky, we'll get to do some welding next week.
No folded points, pretty impressive. These fellas know what they're doing! Better smiths than I was at their age
 

badges2nz

Well-Known Member
To get uniformity in the spike part I spray painted the entire piece silver then, while still wet, sprinkled a bunch of graphite powder on it:

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I misted it with a little black and dark brown spray paint, then rubbed it all over with steel wool to reveal the real metal underneath the paint. I then finished it off with some red oxide acrylic applied in spots with a brush and then overall with a rough cloth for texture:

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As I mentioned above, I decided to print a smaller pineapple head (reduced the Z-axis by 75%):

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Here's a comparison of the first and second pieces after painting:

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The last little piece was this spare cabinet knob I had, which I used as the transition piece between the totokia butt and the metal shaft. I just drilled a 1" hole to match the pipe diameter and painted it to match the staff.

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Glued everything together (added a little bondo to the joint between the totokia head and neck, sanded and painted to match). I'm very happy wtih the final results... here is our FIRST Gaffi Stick:

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Stay tuned for v2 with more help from Blaxmyth!
Very well done, nice work everyone
 

jscout

New Member
My boys and I are building a couple of Sand People outfits. I wasn't planning on doing a thread, so I didn't take many photos at the start, but we love how it's turning out, so I thought... better late than never.

Firstly, we 3d printed up a set of mask hardware (found these from Thingiverse, I think):

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Our good friend Blaxmyth provided us a couple of pepakura and fiberglassed Tusken shells to work from. We then added our printed parts (mostly with screws) and leather:

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The only thick leather we had for the snout wraps were off cuts from our Red Book of Westmarch (Red Book by Magnoli Props) which is a deep burgundy color. We wanted it more brown, so after a good sanding of the surface, we applied a coat of yellow ocre acrylic wash which turned the burgundy to a nice warm brown tone.

To give the hardware a more metallic look, we sprayed the pieces with some clear gloss than coated it in graphite powder. An old flannel bed sheet, ripped into strips was used with hot glue for the wraps. Lastly, I airbrushed some potassium permanganate onto the fabric to darken all the seams and edges:

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We added some black mesh on the eye holes so you can see out but can't see in... and some foam padding inside to hold the helmet secure on the wearer's head.
I've been looking for a pepakura file for the Tusken shell. Do you know if the file is available somewhere?
 

RoShin

New Member
Was just watching The Book of Bobba Fett thinking “I need to make a gaffi stick”. Great inspiration. My daughter is wanting to learn to carve so thought we might do a joint project. Thanks for sharing you process.
 

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