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Tom_B
01-30-2008, 01:09 AM
Any guesses?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/CreepyMask.jpg

MaxWedge
01-30-2008, 03:43 AM
The start of a Darth Revan mask? We know how much you like prequel stuff! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Personally, I wouldn't be caught dead in a Revan mask. Something like a Tusken Raider mask would look much cooler in my opinion. Actually, it doesn't look like it would be too hard to modify your Revan kit into a tusken kit.

Good luck with that. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tom_B
01-30-2008, 09:25 AM
Darth Revan? Who the the hell is that? Nah you were right the 2nd time. It's a Gozilla Tusken Raider Kit. All metal parts are machined alumnium. Here is a shot of all the parts:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/TuskenKit.jpg

This is gonna be a fun project!!!
Please avoid any mention of the prequels or EU in anymore of my threads...thanks! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Criz_Bee
01-30-2008, 06:48 PM
Ahh, that's what they look like underneath. I've been wondering about that for so many years... Post some pics when it's done dude!

Tom_B
01-30-2008, 10:24 PM
I really started working on the mask tonight.
So here is what I did so far. Went out and purchased me a Dremel tool...finally! This little beast is the best tool around. And why I have not gotten one until now is really a mystery. So anyway...I took the holes I had started with an exacto and ground out some smoother bigger holes. The dust that this creates is sticky and very fine...and a pain to clean up. It sticks to pretty much everything it lands on so the clean up during, and after was fun to say the least.
The eye holes, cheek tusk, and mouth were made smoother, and wider.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1843.jpg

After that I drilled out the areas where the top tusks went.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1845.jpg

And then glued the eyes in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1846.jpg

I am greatful the instructions are easy to follow and the pics are a great help! I am excited to see how this will look in the end. I actually cut the back of the mask away on direction of the creator of this kit which made the whole mask very floppy (I guess the screen used masks were finished the same way.) So that really makes it challenging tto work with, but I think after adding the fabric wrap and stuff it should bring a bit more rigidness back to the mask.

I'm going to let that glue dry before doing anymore...more later.

Cheers,
Tom

Tom_B
01-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Oh I forgot to mention that I took the machined parts and smacked em around to add a little wear to em...no one wants a "as first built by" Sandperson mask...that aint right. I also plan on adding a bit of a rust sandy finish to the parts to add a bit of age to 'em also.

Lord_Bobster
01-30-2008, 11:22 PM
Tom,

Looks like you need to call our mutual friend, Chris, thar in Navy Town. The Krayt tribe will help ya out with that new endeavor of yours!

I'm sure you have his contact info, but I got it if you need it.

Let me know,

Bobster

Trev
01-31-2008, 11:30 AM
Wow - that is cool - fun for us to watch it develop, too. Plus, good that they're nice high quality images. There are just many things camera phones should not be used for http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Tom_B
02-01-2008, 12:14 AM
OK, starting to look more like the real deal now. I had a hell of a time trying get the lambskin in the mouth area to look right and it could have been better but I'm pretty much done with the metal and lambskin additions cause I had enough of peeling it up and reglueing. Gonna let it dry and then my next stop is the leather work arounf the mouth...wish me luck gang!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1847.jpg

Dr_Zoltar
02-01-2008, 04:25 PM
I think your next project should be a Jar-Jar outfit.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tom_B
02-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Uggg..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Criz_Bee
02-01-2008, 07:12 PM
Looking good so far!!

Tom_B
02-02-2008, 12:25 AM
OK.....ok I just finished the most frustrating work of my life! You know what that was? Gluing the frickin leather on this mask! This is what I was fighting with:
1) After cutting the back away from the latex mask the thing was nothing more than a floppy fish like blob that didn't sit up...and was just goofy to work with.
2) The leather was pliable but had a life of its own...and didn't exactly do what I wanted it to. I fought with the whole thing for a few hours and actually won the battle...kinda. Oh did I mention the glue took longer I expected to set. So locking the leather strips into position was like corralling a bunch of mice into a shoebox. Everything was sliding around and didn't want to just sit in place....aarrrgghhhhhh! My purchase of a few clamps was a really good call on my part. A REALLY GOOD IDEA!
3) When I drilled out the eye holes I guess I was just a bit off center on one of the eyes and my Raider is just slightly [censored]-eyed. But he’s my special little guy and he’ll be just fine! I love him and that’s what counts….yeah.
Maybe I should buy props instead of building them?

Here is my progress so far:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1848.jpg

Lord_Bobster
02-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Like anything worthwhile, it's tough but worth the hard work.

When your done with that you can come over and help me install the marble on my bathroom countertop! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Andy
02-02-2008, 04:53 PM
Looking great Tom.

If it's any consolation, I had the same difficulty with the leather straps on mine. And I had the same solution. The clamps work great for that. It turns out 5 minute epoxy is actually more like 8 or 9 minute epoxy.

Tom_B
02-02-2008, 08:49 PM
Alright!!! Done with this project...well short of weathering it. But all in all it's done. I am pretty happy with the results too. The wrapping of the fabric was fun and rewarding because the more I added the more it look like a Sandperson. Granted it's not perfect but it was fun and worth the time and money I spent on it. Working with so many types of adhesives was interest and challenging at times but I had a great time...I think I'm addicted to glue now. Maybe I should work my way up to huffing spray paint...naw I'm already half stupid. Don't need any more help with that.

Anyway, enjoy these pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1849.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1850.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1851.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1852.jpg

Oh yeah get this...Heather suggested I put it on the Entertainment Center. Maybe she took in too much glue fumes too.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/YetiSano/PICT1853.jpg

Criz_Bee
02-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Looks awesome!! Congratulations!! I am looking forward to seeing how you are going to attempt the weathering!! A custom plaque would be cool too!

Dr_Zoltar
02-02-2008, 10:54 PM
Nice work Tom!

vpkirk
02-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Very nice! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Lord_Bobster
02-03-2008, 12:31 PM
Great Job, Tom!

Now get over here and help grout my tile before the SuperBowl starts! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Sith_Lord_Hritz
02-04-2008, 03:16 AM
looks good how much does a kit like this cost and what would you say the skill level is 1 to 10.

Tom_B
02-04-2008, 10:28 AM
The kit ran $300 and the skill level was about a 5. The key is to be prepared...and have clamps ready to hold those leather pieces together! Completion time was about 6 to 8 hours from start to finish.With time for glue to dry in between. So you won't be able to get it done in one day. I had a great time and can't thank the creator of this kit enough. Adam is a cool guy and his directions were great! And the product speaks for itself. If you get a kit you will not be disappointed!

Cheers,
Tom Berges



looks good how much does a kit like this cost and what would you say the skill level is 1 to 10.

Andy
02-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Great job Tom! Looks right at home on the entertainment center. Very cool! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

DukeJoey__of_ERG
02-13-2008, 08:56 PM
BOO!!!!
Don't worry, soon you'll have greater numbers http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif