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  1. Happy New Year Denizens! What better way to ring in the new year than with a Gaffi stick build? I wanted to construct a sturdy Gaffi with parts that were easily obtainable. I found all of the ingredients at my local Lowe's Home Improvement Store. If you'd like to see the build, please check out the video below: This was a fun build, and it was also fun playing dress-up for the video. I used some ideas from TK409 and also BCarp100 (on this site): A few pics of the Gaffi: Here's a list of stuff that I used for the build: Parts List: Sofa Bun: http://low.es/2j1xDUd $9 Landscape Spikes: http://low.es/2hLrwBn $2 Funnels (only need one): http://low.es/2irmgUe $3 1 inch PVC pipe: http://low.es/2j1BkZM $3 1-¼ inch PVC pipe: http://low.es/2irr1x9 $5 1 inch PVC elbow: http://low.es/2iC617l $1 “No Parking” Sign: http://low.es/2hIxz6x $6 ¾ inch Corner Braces (4 pack): http://low.es/2hID3hB $2 1-½ inch Shallow Flange: http://low.es/2hIzTKZ $3 #8-32 ½ inch Flat-head Machine Screws: http://low.es/2iIIyOZ $1 1-¼ inch Square-cut Washer: http://low.es/2hIBjFl $2 #8 x ¾ inch Sheet Metal Screws: http://low.es/2iC0vlk $1 #4 x ½ inch Wood Screws: http://low.es/2iYb2DP $1 Fin & Fin Placement Templates: http://wp.me/p6OqN2-1ru FREE Finishing Materials: Rustoleum Gray Primer Spray Rustoleum Metallic Aluminum Spray Rustoleum Espresso Spray (Satin Finish) Artist’s Watercolor Paint (Black): purchased at Michael’s Craft Store Folk Art Black Acrylic Paint: purchased at Michael’s Craft Store E-6000 adhesive Tamiya Weathering Pastels Set B Hot Glue Friction Tape Bondo All-Purpose Putty Tools Used: DeWalt Drill/Driver Various Drill Bits Dremel Rotary Tool Sandpaper in 60, 120, 220, and 400 grit Small Table Vice Various wood files/rasp Lexan Scissors Hot Glue Gun Cellophane and Painters Tape and finally...a K-2SO Action Figure! Thank you for watching!
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  2. Greetings exhalted ones! Just got approved with my ANH Tusken. DZ-12716 ready to raid some speeders!!
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  3. Its been a long while since I've been around these parts. Rogue one gave me the star wars bug so I'm getting back into building sw props. Ive always loved the cycler and wanted to do something similar to what they have going in battlefront. Heres where I'm at so far. I plan on adding more details and some weathering.
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  4. Took your advice Bilio and dropped same samples in Black Tea.... From Left to Right - (1) RIT Taupe and Pearl Gray (2) RIT Taupe, Pearl Gray, and Black Tea (3) Black Tea (4) No Dye Tea is definitely the way to go, would option 2 be acceptable? I could dye my existing fabric (that is currently gray) and still be able to utilize it for wrapping. I personally think 2 and 3 look great.
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  5. First attempt at dying fabric today - using Happy Trooper's combo of RIT Taupe and Pearl Gray....I think I may try redying the existing fabric with just a bottle of Taupe to add some color as I feel this came out more on the gray side. What do you all think?
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  6. Thank you for the kind words FantasticDamage. Your mask is looking great so far. You said you referred to my mask build, well, I can't take the credit, I followed most of Alaskan Salmon Raider's build when I constructed my Darth Hair mask. He also has cooler tattoos than I do. Keep those progress pics coming! We are all enjoying your build.
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  7. Nearly every single other person in The Krayt clan is too!
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  8. Then I added lots of leather wax, leather polish, and rubbed it all in over days to give it a more weathered look.
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  9. I bought the ion blaster and battery pack, then decided I probably didn't want to carry it around the whole time in my hands during a troop. I looked and looked for someone who made a Holster, because I would have just bought that as well, but I didn't find anyone. So I made my own. I think it turned out pretty well, tell me what you think? 1st I made a blueprint on paper (and this is what really took the most amount of time). 2nd I transferred the blueprint to leather, and cut it out roughly and a bit larger than the paper.
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  10. I did the following for all of my wraps (mask, arms, boots, waist sash, neck scarf): Purchased about 4 yards of natural duck cloth from Joann Fabric (8.85 oz) and used a coupon Threw the entire piece in the washing machine and washed it in hot water, dried it on high heat to shrink it Layed out the fabric on the floor, made cuts along the side selvage at 1.5", 2-2.5", and 3" random intervals, then tore lengthwise so I had a bunch of ~54" strips of different widths (it tears easily and is a good arm workout) Also cut 2 x 14" strips (one for a scarf and one for a sash) Put all of the strips in the washer and dyed with a bottle of Rit Taupe and a package of Rit Gray and disolved salt water (per the packages instructions) Dried all of the strips in the dryer, this really frayed the edges, they were all knotted together
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  11. Thanks for the heads up HappyTrooper, I need to reposition the eye stalks anyways and I will make that change. I've been referencing your build a lot, you nailed the head wrapping! I'm also most likely going to use your how-to for the Gaffi stick, as you do incredible work! With that said, I finished the mouth wrapping last night. Now I just need to reposition the eyes to clear the leather and correct the orientation of the vents. Additionally, one of my Blood Splitters needs to be readjusted as it comes off at an odd angle. I also think I may cut out peripheral windows and cover with tan mesh. I think having the peripheral windows will dramatically increase my ability to move around in busy conventions. In the pictures below I placed the eye stalks where I plan on re-positioning them.
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  12. Hello, I also have a Darth Hair mask, I am very happy with it. Just a quick note...if you want a little more screen accuracy. One thing I learned on these forums about the helmet is that the eye stalks are offset. I saw this photo on another post here: I did the same thing you did, I mounted the eyes with the slots facing the bottom, and drilled the holes. I saw on the forums here that the slots should be offset. I re-drilled the holes, they cannot be seen. Check the bottom of my photo, you can see the 2 "mistake" vertical holes. Once the stalks are in place, you won't see your original holes. Even if you do, you can easily cover them with that brown leather that you have on the face. Here is the after pic with the offset eye stalks: Good luck on your build and have fun!
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  13. I appreciate your chronicling this process. I'm about to purchase my Darth Hair kit. It great to see how it goes together from a different view and perspective. Please keep up the good work. Best of luck on your build.
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  14. As of today, my mom was officially approved and she is now a member of the 501st!
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  16. Looking great!!! Your costume totally has that Mad Max dirtiness to it all—very cool!
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  17. It's looking great!!! I also think that you just might win the award for one of the longest on-going Tusken builds ever.
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  18. Darth Hair is in our Garrison, his stuff is awesome!!
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  19. Submitted my photos for approval just wanted to know what some of your thoughts are.
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  20. Then I added boiling water to the leather, made it really hard, this was good and bad. The boiling water also turned the leather really dark. The leather used for the holster and the strap is from the same piece of leather. I did not use boiling water on the strap! The next time I think I will just add the Boiling water to the mouth of the holster, so it always stays open, and makes it easier to get the ion blaster in and out of the holster.
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  21. As for the holster, I think you'd be looking at something like these WWI and II leather holsters:
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  22. I would like to personally congratulate Reela ( Jeffrey - Sand Person - DZ10008 ) as the FIRST of our Sandbox Brethren to log 150 troops in his Tusken Raider Robes. Congrats to our First Tusken Grand Warlord!!! I think we should all stop by here and thank him for making sure our GROUP incentive keeps its numbers up
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  23. Had some more work done on it a couple of days ago. I'm loving it so far, can't wait to add more stuff! Picture taken right before wrapping it up, so it's very red and swollen. I'll get a better picture taking once it has healed. Star Wars sleeve here I come!
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  24. Hello Fellow Jawa Kraytclan members, I am a very new member with my first Jawa build. Before I submit for CRL approval, I wanted to receive opinions on my costume. I have so many fellow Jawa builders in this forum to thank for design, color and overall creation ideas. This is an awesome site and thanks to all those that have contributed their designs for me to duplicate. Google Drive Link to 21 Photos https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5UTqVL85XK0ZmIzQk81LWZ6VEk?usp=sharing Thanks, Terhanbay
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  25. Welcome to the Clan! Fellow Orlando guy, well Clermont, I hope to see you trooping around soon! I am also building a Jawa.
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  26. Hi All, This is my first of hopefully many posts here on the Krayt Clan forums. My wife had known I had been wanting to join the 501st and knew I was a Tusken Raider fan. To my surprise she purchased the Darth Hair Tusken kit for me for Christmas. I have just recently got a chance to begin building the kit after a few weeks of research here on the forums and talking with 2 501st members from Portugal who are friends of mine - one of which is a local Tusken builder/mentor to the Portuguese 501st. After talks with my friend I discovered that the Darth Hair kit is acceptable for the 501st but not as authentic as other kits. With this is mind, I didn't want to return the mask since my wife purchased it for me and overall it is representative of a Tusken. With that said, I began work on my Tusken Helmet. Here is a list of material I purchased to replace material that came with the kit: Leather Strapping around the mouth - I ordered 120" of 1-1/4" 8-10oz Leather Strips (Brown Buffalo Color) from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XM8CB6I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 On to the build... First I riveted the mask together, drilled the mask, and test fit all of the components... Next I started work on the mouth. Knowing that the Darth Hair mouth was not to original design, I tried to make sure there was less leather showing on the top lip of the mouth. I then brought the leather out slightly more on the side of the mouth, and brought the leather out the most at the bottom of the mouth to help simulate the original Tusken designs. Additionally, from the research on the forums, I added a piece of vinyl leather to the face of the mask to aid in covering up the white helmet. The next step I intend on taking is finish wrapping the mouth. After speaking with my 501st buddy, we decided that the leather provided in the kit was too soft and did not hold straight lines around the mouth. I went ahead and ordered a thicker leather off of Amazon, which should be arriving very soon.
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  27. I'm after some feedback for the clothing ( robes ? ) that i'm about to start. The one on the left is the one I'm aiming for, thats because his clothing is the most different from normal Tuskens. The other sources i'm using are these.. The picture of the Tusken meeting has got many individual gems in it..front views, side views, rear views, many different clothing combinations, another species ( closest thing I can descibe it as is a bothan...) and most interestingly of all, BARE HANDS.. the two guys kneeling on the left side..one has his hand hanging over his knee.. am I mistaken ? I've made some drawings sourced from the various pictures.. The flairing out of the top under the belt I'm picturing as something like what would happen if you did the same to a leather trenchcoat.. hmm.. you may get that, you may not, I know what i mean lol Also the length of it varies, but its drawn like it needs to be for this particular character and also drawn a bit longer on the rear view.. I've picked some more details out after zooming in on some of the Tuskens in the Tusken meeting drawing I'll be working on the finer details after I sort out the main structure of it all.. Comments ??
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  28. Hello all, I may have got a little carried away on my introduction thread - it quickly became a build thread - so I was advised very politely to post over here I am currently in Sydney and hoping to join the Southern Cross Garrison. Fingers crossed. I inherited this costume from a mate who just moved to Hawaii for work - tough life I know. I know he never had it approved but i couldn't tell you if it was before then. Here are a few pics from the first time I wore it at The Rogue One premiere. The only thing I had changed was adding the chest bandolier. So there were a few things I wasn't happy with... obviously my waist bandolier is wrong. I went about making a new one using a template from Arcturus1020 and some faux-leather vinyl. I used some cardboard and foam to help keep its shape. It didn't take long to knock these together. Next I had to make a belt to attach them all together. I used a luggage belt and wrapped more of the vinyl around it, sewing into place. I attached the pouches to the belt using some glue, stitches and finally some split pins for good measure. If I did it all again I would build the pouches around the belt so they would not have a chance of coming off. I could have used belt loops I suppose but... I didn't. This is all a learning curve for me. So weathering... I've never done that either. Using some light sandpaper and acrylic paints I gave it a go. Not too shabby. I hope. Next I needed to redo that respirator. Not only did it look very much like a couple of plastic lids glued to a couple of spray cans - which it was! - but having a steel rod around my neck wasn't comfortable at all. I bought an aluminium rod and, using a coke can, went about rebuilding it. I also removed the extra lip off the lids and recessed the flare nuts before gluing back together. After spraying with aluminium paint I re-wrapped it with more of the same vinyl for colour consistency and went ahead with the weathering. I tried to make this thing DIRTY. I also did a bit more on the chest bandolier I had purchased earlier. Next I've gotten some of the slack out of the sleeves as they are too wide for my arms. I'm considering making completely new sleeves as these aren't all that long. So this is where I'm at. I actually did submit this for approval before my modifications and I'm waiting to hear back. I kind of wish I'd waited now. Oh well. - Shaun
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  29. I think he lives in Brisbane - believe he is part of the Red Back crew?
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  30. Marbella Christmas Race a favor de la Fundación Cesare Scariolo. 23 de diciembre de 2016. Marbella (Málaga), Yolimalaga (DZ 66966)
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  32. Looks good to me! Any progress? How is the acrylic paint holding up, does it rub off at all?
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  33. Hey Abílio! Thanks for all of your help so far
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  35. Troop Name: Shop with a Cop MCC Troop Date: 12/17/16 Troop Location: Mesa ,AZ Troop Participants: DZ-14923 (Chainsaw), DZ-10207 (dark Tabby)
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  36. Troop Name: Winterkino 2016 Troop Date: 28-Dec-2016 Troop Location: Langenthal, Switzerland Troop Participants: DZ-31869 (DZ31869)
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  37. Merry Christmas to all. Have a great New Year's Day.
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  38. I get what you mean I think it's part flair, part action shot. As he is twisting/moving, the bottom of his robe is billowing out
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  39. Wash all your fabric first, then dye them and then construct your robes. It doesn't sound like you're complaining at all...just confused with the different photos showing a variety of weathering levels and color choices. I would base the colors off the film costumes and production photos...weathering is completely up to you and your GML as they will have input for you in that regard as well. Welcome to the Clan!
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  40. They are called "Apostel". Some are quite expensive if you buy them with a belt. But you could for example source them here:http://www.outfit4events.de/eur/produkt/7773-holzbuchse-fur-schiesspulver-sog-apostel/ or http://www.re-enactmentsupplies.co.uk/?route=product/product&product_id=104 or http://goingbang.com/product/full-bandolier-with-oil-bottle/
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  41. that's not glue its a mixer of saliva and flesh left over from a tasty moisture farmer - haha - will sand paper to those spots - clean up the issue and it will add some wear / stress marks.
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  42. I am submitting my Garindan for approval. Here is a link to my photos, fingers crossed http://s761.photobucket.com/user/wildrancortamer/library/Snitch
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  44. Nose fitted.. some more weathering applied.. The nose isnt actually as big as it looks in the pictures. Its actually substantially smaller than a standard Tusken nose. I sculpted it to suit, the standard one would have been MASSIVE
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  45. lolz... Beautiful Isn't it? Kid Tested Father Approved...
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  46. That sounds like something to try out. I'll have to do some experimenting and see what it is like. Thanks for the suggestion!
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  47. Yes you twist them. I removed the batteries and drilled holes to solder an external battery pack wires to the leads though
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  48. Hey Guys, I thought I would say my two cents.... I sometimes feel that DZ stands for Dumping Zone, don't get me wrong, I loved being a DZ and I am going to be a DZ again soon, but unlike TK who only has Stormies and HWTs and TD only has Sandies, DZ has been the melting pot of everyone who is left over, I would love to see a detachment grow out of those who are not Tuskens or Jawas, I get the clans thing, the natives of Tatooine and in a perfect universe it should be left that way but too many like myself wouldnt have a detachment for a DZ costume. adding Garindans and Gamorreans only make sense for the time being. We need to face a fact, StarWars costuming / cosplay is about to get a lot bigger with new movies coming, and there is bound to be more DZ costumes as well, so down the road a split can happen and the clans can be their own detachment again and a detachment built on crime element is one possibilty. Shutting out those who are not Jawas or Tuskens is not the right step at this juncture, building the DZ as whole for now and then offshoot detachments should be the goal. The other option I see would be to dismantle DZ and break it up into separate groups with separate designations such as Tribes of Tatooine (TT) and Criminal Underground (CU) but I cannot see that happening, right now we need to band together to help our brothers and sisters grow -peace out -Dan
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  49. My personal thought is that anything seen on Tatooien should be here!!!! Granted we need to analyze and make CRL and all that but if it was ay Jabbas Place or Barge it should be here. Discuss!!! lol
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  50. If you are planning to use your costume to join the 501st Legion and/or get your DZ designation, then it must be screen accurate. Any variations other than what is seen on screen will not be considered for submission. The 501st is not allowing for the "nature" of the costume to be taken into consideration. This is being considered "custom" and is not allowed. Do yourself a favor before submitting your photos and make sure your costume is based on an actual character seen on screen.
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