As promised, I am starting to work on my daughter's ANH Tusken. Here's some backstory:
A long time ago, in Virginia, (not a galaxy far away,) I thought about creating my own Tusken Raider. This is long before I was completely cognizant of what the 501st was. I stumbled upon Studio Creations' website and thought, okay, I've never done that before but hey, what could it hurt to try. The pictures below are evidence of how far I got. I built a mold out of clay and did the plaster of paris pull away. I live in a small house and for the economy of space someone junked my plaster of paris pull so I've lost that a long time ago.
Now that I'm a TK I thought it would be great to dust off Gary, my tusken mold, to see if I could repurpose him for my 12 year old daughter, Kylie. Alas, it was not meant to be. I attempted to melt some ABS plastic in the oven but lacking a vacuum form table it is simply a mission impossible and not meant to be. I retraced my steps and did more research hopeful that I could find an alternative method. I did find that alternative method and then I did the calculations. The cost to complete the mask using Gary was going to be over $200! Aaaaaaarrrgggh! *tusken* Aaaarrgggh!
So, I find myself back to square one, only slightly left of the middle but heading in the right direction: because I went ahead and bought a Studio Creations mask for $26! This is a price tag I can live with. While I wish I could have made this, (made in America!) by hand, I can appreciate not doing so and so does my wallet. My daughter and I are now awaiting the Studio Creations mask to get started in earnest. I also ordered some monks cloth and that other O cloth I can't think of the name of right now. Once I have more to share I definitely will.