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  1. chefhawk's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2014, 3:50 PM - Chewbacca Finished 1/1 costume..Pics relinked from photbucket to imgur! #1

    Ive been obsessing about building a chewbacca costume. I currently troop as a vader, but after wearing a mates chewbacca, ultimatly wanted my own to wear/troop with.

    As I've said before, I was born with one hand and its never stopped me doing stuf...ever.

    Ultimately i wanted to reproduce the most screen accurate representation of the character I love.

    The build started with my son and I doing a face cast...which was a bit of a cockup, so i bought some more alginate and re did the process.



    The next stage was to sculpt using chavaunt clay over the cast of my face. Ive never sculpted before. This took about two/three weeks to a stage that i was pleased with.



    Then after a lot of casting and injecting silicone and hair laying up/punching hair.

    Here is a test of the mouth mech..


    I've made the "feet" and i'm about 60 percent through the suit build which is latchhooking like a possessed Gollum!

    The mask is made from fiberglass, metal, wire, silicone,resin, hair and paint.
    The mouth opens and wire pulls the lips up. Ive also installed a fan.
    After four/five months solid work I hope i did the character Justice.













    cheers
    Last edited by chefhawk; Jul 7, 2017 at 8:43 AM.
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    Jan 4, 2014, 3:58 PM - Re: Chewbacca build #2

    Wow, that's coming out fantastic. Great work.
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    Jan 4, 2014, 7:32 PM - Re: Chewbacca build #3

    AMAZING!! , its Chewie
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    Jan 5, 2014, 1:36 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #4

    I think you really captured Chewie perfectly!
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    Jan 5, 2014, 2:10 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #5

    ...and now I want to make a Chewbacca mask. That is seriously terrific!
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    Jan 5, 2014, 2:32 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #6

    Looks very ANH, great job.
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    Jan 6, 2014, 3:45 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #7

    Thank you for the support guys, its greatly appreciated.

    If anyone's interested, here is a link to the build from the beginning, with all the details of how to build your own.


    http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/for...asc&highlight=
    cheers
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    Jan 7, 2014, 3:53 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #8

    Really lovely work. Very ANH like indeed.
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    Jan 7, 2014, 8:45 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #9

    I like it. Nice going!
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    Jan 8, 2014, 6:45 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #10

    amazing work, thanks for sharing it with us
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    Jan 8, 2014, 8:06 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #11

    Outstanding! Bravo, sir.
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    Jan 8, 2014, 9:28 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #12

    Thanks for the support guys.

    Its one of those builds that you just dont know how the final product/prop will look till its completed.

    Thanks again

    chef
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    Jan 8, 2014, 11:14 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #13

    Hi there,

    wow ... that looks amazing ... to actually punch hairs like that takes great perseverance and endurance ... 2 thumbs up!

    Chaim
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    Jan 8, 2014, 10:57 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #14

    Looks fantastic! Great job!
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    Jan 19, 2014, 3:27 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #15

    Here are a few more pics.









    the tongue





    Last edited by chefhawk; Jul 7, 2017 at 7:04 AM.
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    Jan 19, 2014, 3:44 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #16

    im wondering if this method could be used to make a bothan,

    ive asked before but they died getting the information back to me 9)
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    Jan 19, 2014, 4:05 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #17

    Super nice! Great Job!
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    Jan 19, 2014, 4:39 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #18

    Awesome work there! Looks great.
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    Jan 19, 2014, 4:42 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #19

    That looks amazing! The fur looks really authentic and the face is perfect.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 9:22 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #20

    I thought I would do a comp of the Lucasfilm mask of chewie and my mask



    any guesses as to which is which>>?
    Last edited by chefhawk; Jul 7, 2017 at 7:06 AM.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 12:46 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #21

    yours on the left, lucas on the right
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    Jan 22, 2014, 11:18 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #22

    Awesome stuff mate, will keep my fingers crossed he's all finished when I see you next at the weekender
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:11 AM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #23

    That's the best fan-made Chewie mask I've ever seen! Great job, man.
    I was just commissioned to make a Chewie bandolier guitar strap for a bud, so naturally--all Chewie threads are catching my eye.
    Can't wait to follow your progress.
    It's ironic, too--I registered here 2 years ago and forgot about this place.
    Today is my birthday, so that "Happy Birthday" email reminded me. Glad I got it--now I can remember to check cool projects like this.
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    Jan 24, 2014, 1:59 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #24

    Toxx said: View Post
    yours on the left, lucas on the right
    yes mine is on the left hand side..

    - - - Updated - - -

    IbanezSaber said: View Post
    That's the best fan-made Chewie mask I've ever seen! Great job, man.
    I was just commissioned to make a Chewie bandolier guitar strap for a bud, so naturally--all Chewie threads are catching my eye.
    Can't wait to follow your progress.
    It's ironic, too--I registered here 2 years ago and forgot about this place.
    Today is my birthday, so that "Happy Birthday" email reminded me. Glad I got it--now I can remember to check cool projects like this.
    Sorry its a bit late...Happy birthday from the UK

    cheers

    - - - Updated - - -

    He is fairly close..looking forward to seeing you both...
    x
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    Jan 24, 2014, 2:18 PM - Re: Chewbacca build- finally finished the mask.A.N.H #25

    So the latch hooking is nearly finished, so i took him into work...











    More tweaking and trimming and styling to do...but he will be ready for march ..i hope!
    Last edited by chefhawk; Jul 7, 2017 at 7:10 AM.

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