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Tusken Raider- scratchbuild from sweden (Picture heavy)

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Hello ,I'm Conny from sweden. i started making myself a Scratch built tusken about 5 weeks ago.
I have been posting over at kraytclan.com and thanks to the member Wingnut65 for his own thread : http://www.kraytclan.com/forum/topic/44 ... -a-tusken/ that helped me a lot when making my own helmet and the other parts.

I started by cutting up cardboard and tape it to a skateboard helmet.

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Couple of layers of papermache

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Cut out the sided view holes and tried using plastic shot glasses for eyes

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Looks a little weird.

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Testing the placement of the mask on the helmet.

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Cut out the top part of the nose because it was too pointy.

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Covered the papermache with white glue and thin fabric.

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Started on the teeth, Cut the basic shape from styrene plastic and filled the inside with bondo.

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With the eyes i covered them with two layers of Worbla (a thermoplastic)

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The teeth was sanded and placement tested with the eyes.


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As Worbla is mostly made from wood (and plastic mixed together) it takes wood putty really good. So after a layer of putty i could sand them pretty smooth.


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I also made the bloodspitters from worbla.

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So with the parts pretty much ready i started wrapping the mouth.

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I covered the teeth, bloodspitter and eyes with aluminum tape and thats how i got that "chrome" look. I'm hope that the weathering later on will set in the grooves.


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Cut out a couple leather pieces to have under the eyes and bloodspitter:

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Started wrapping the mouth piece with leather that i took from a couple of leather belts.

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Not looking too bad.

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I started on the head spikes by cutting piece of a wooden staff and then sanding the pieces with my table sander.

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Gonna attach them with screws into the helmet.

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Covered them with aluminum tape as well.

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Glued a piece of fabric to the helmet with my hot glue gun

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How all the pieces look.

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Have cut a lot of fabric strips that is ready to be colored with instant coffee and tea.

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Started working on the sash and other fabric pieces.

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Does not looks that bad before weathering.

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After sewing the outer and inner robe and sash i tried it on, The "bandoliers" here is just two leather belts i put on for effect.

This starting to look the part :)

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On to the Gloves and boots, I have a couple of fabric garden gloves that fit the tusken, so i just sewes a sleeve to them.

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The boots started as a couple of croc style shoes. As they were a little smaller for my huge feet, i cut a hole in the front of them.

Then i sewed sleeves from them as well that i hotglued to the shoe. Then i started to glue the wraps to the shoes.

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The gloves and a batch of new wraps got the instant coffee threatment.

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The boots and gloves after i finished glueing the wraps :

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Did a little more coloring on the outer robe.

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The Respirator

I used 2 bottles of Contact Lens Solution, I cut the pieces in 2 inches pieces and glued them together. Added hot glue around the middle and the end of the screw caps.

Then i added the aluminum tape and then a leather piece, and bent a piece of aluminum rod and drilled holes for them in the screw caps. Gonna need some weathering later on.


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Made a neckseal to hide my neck from being seen, I have two elastic pieces that i stick my head through and two snap buttons. The straps holds the neckseal around my neck and the buttons closes the seal. The overlapping pieces of fabric is made that way so that they cover my shoulders and conforms to the shape.

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The suit as it is now. Forgot to wear the respirator. As of now i am working on the bandolier and soon the Gaffi stick.

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Today i have made great progress.


Made two bandoliers out of faux leather from the Studio creations patterns. Need a little weathering and they will be finished.

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Start of my Gaffi stick. Yes, the popcorn bag will explain itself soon enough.


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Cutting the slots with my dremel.

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Attached them with superglue and baking powder and then added "Welds" with hotglue

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Started to shape the gaffi head from eva foam and my heatgun.


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I glued a bunch of eva foam strips to the pvc pipe and shaved it to shape with a blade.

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Then i started to add the popcorn one by one with the heatgun.

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A few hours later i could start adding worbla around the foam handle and spike.
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Then i covered the whole popcorn thing with wood filler, and thats all i have been able to do that day.

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The weather was fine yesterday so i took some time and painted the Gaffi stick.

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The swedish weather is getting rainy but i was able to get a few pictures taken a few days ago. Here are a few of them that has a lens flare that is not okay to submit for membership into 501st.

Oh, and a video...

[VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbCLJkJYhVU[/VIDEO]

Come at me Bro!!!


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I don't know about the details, but the work put in is really great! Thank you for sharing!

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Great build, mate. Some pointer, you sash seem to wide, and inner robe should not be higher then 2-3 inches. You neck seal should cover your hair(video), :-D Good progress. The bandoliers allso could need some weathering. The bottom edge of the robe is un-hemmed and tattered.
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Great job !

The only thing I see .
Your eye slots need to be on the bottom side not to the sides. . You are going for anh or atoc tusken? Mix a bit khaki green in the mix for the head wraps if you go for anh. :)
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That's spectacular! Awesome job!
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6894 wrote:Great job !

The only thing I see .
Your eye slots need to be on the bottom side not to the sides. . You are going for anh or atoc tusken? Mix a bit khaki green in the mix for the head wraps if you go for anh. :)
Thanks, Going for a ANH tusken (ATOC and TPM Male tuskens are ugly IMOO, the woman are okay.) Totally must have missed the eye slots thing. Why on earth have i put them to the side? Must have looked at other peoples builds and then just attached them the same way. I'm gonna see if i can heat up the glue (hotglue) and then reattach them the right way.
30502 wrote:Great build, mate. Some pointer, you sash seem to wide, and inner robe should not be higher then 2-3 inches. You neck seal should cover your hair(video), :-D Good progress. The bandoliers allso could need some weathering. The bottom edge of the robe is un-hemmed and tattered.
Thanks, the sash is 7 inches wide, in the pictures its laying quite flat because of how i tied it in the back, It should be more wrinkled (and smaller) when tied correctly.
The neck seal, should cover my hair after i have cut my hair this month ( it's down to the shoulders right now) I did not caught that it was showing when taking the pictures. Adding a bit more weathering color to the bandoliers should be a quick fix, as well the tattered outer robe. Extending the inner robe could be a tough thing to do but i think i should be able to do it.

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The easiest way of extending the inner robe is to cut it where your sash is and add a as much material as your sash is wide there. The seam will be hidden by the sash when it's being worn.

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Really nice to see a fellow Tusken! Hope to troop with you soon.

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4492 wrote:The easiest way of extending the inner robe is to cut it where your sash is and add a as much material as your sash is wide there. The seam will be hidden by the sash when it's being worn.
That's exactly what i was thinking of doing :D

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