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FanDam's Tusken Raider Mask Build (Darth Hair)

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I will hopefully be dying the rest of the fabric tomorrow and getting the helmet wrapped - I can't wait to see the outcome. I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I finish. :)

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Update:

Went to dye my old gray fabric with Black Tea like I did with the sample, unfortunately rags didn't take the tea like they had in the sample and remained gray. I decided to start over and got another 4 yards of duck cloth and dyed it with Black Tea alone. With the fabric dyed, I started wrapping tonight only to run out of glue shortly into my work. Below is what I was able to get done so far, the front of the face is covered, the rest of the head is still very much exposed.

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Helmet is wrapped! Took a tip from Alaska_Salmon (Thanks!) and added an extension of duck cloth to back of the helmet to help cover the neck. Last and final stop is weathering...

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Great job and love the "chin strap"! :y:[tusken2]

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36 minutes ago, Arcturus1020 said:

Great job and love the "chin strap"! :y:[tusken2]

Thanks Arcturus! :)

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It looks great.... lets go for weathering...

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Finished weathering!

Using Happy Troopers method of graphite powder and brown pastels. The graphite I applied with a small brush directly and used it to sprinkle on powder. The pastels I applied directly with the block - I then rubbed in everything with my fingers to blend it in and clean up some obvious lines.

I also applied sand paper to the leather parts and applied brown pastels directly to the "metal" parts. (both of which are not showing up as clearly).

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Went ahead and fabricated a neck wrap out of left over duck cloth.

I used one large piece about 5" wide and glued some velcro and a few strips of duck cloth on top. I made the strips longer than the large strip to wrap around my neck a few times for additional coverage. 

I will weather the wrap in a similar fashion as my mask. What do you all think?

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Looking really good!

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Brad, looking at this again... I really can't express what a great job you did on this helmet! This is really the first time that I've genuinely been impressed with this kit. The neck wrap looks great too! I'd only suggest making the snout leather wraps more weathered with some darks to match the wrap weathering...the mouth leather looks good though! Really fantastic work!

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4 hours ago, Arcturus1020 said:

Brad, looking at this again... I really can't express what a great job you did on this helmet! This is really the first time that I've genuinely been impressed with this kit. The neck wrap looks great too! I'd only suggest making the snout leather wraps more weathered with some darks to match the wrap weathering...the mouth leather looks good though! Really fantastic work!

Wow man, that really means a lot! This being my first build I really appreciate all of the feedback and advice you all have given me. Thanks again!

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