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Iggy's AOTC Tusken Build Thread

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Well, here it goes. 

First things first, I am going to be sewing everything myself and scratch-building the rest along with some help from my 3d printer. 

I purchased the helmet file for the male tusken and found some nice eye/blood spitter files on Thingiverse and began printing. 

All of the fabric was purchased in 2 lumps. I found an awesome seller on ebay with a herringbone pattern fabric that will be great for the AOTC tusken. I just love the pattern and look of the AOTC tuskens. The other lump was ordered from fabric.com and I got a bunch of cotton gauze for wraps, natural / darker tan denims, and some monk cloth for the wife's female tusken. 

Here is the start to the mask: (Printing in PLA)


All parts printed out:


Taping everything together was pretty easy. I glued using all purpose PVC, ABS, etc. glue used in plumbing which bonds this plastic really well.


Test fit


I went ahead and glued everything except for the tooth part. That is just sitting there in the photo.


Next up boots!

I shredded up a ton of denim for the boots. I like the look of denim on these and it will hold up a bit better that the cotton gauze on the boots (some AOTC photos show cotton gauze or crinkle cotton used on boots, others seem to show denim based...just depends on which tusken you look at).


I don't like rain boots that much, but I may make the move. I used some inexpensive cloth boots. This took a ton of e6000. 


My wife had some rain boots, and I used barge cement which worked a LOT faster for those. Then I weathered them up with some dye left over from dying my gloves.



It is hard to see the texture on this, but I tried to capture it. It is a raised texture for the herringbone pattern.


The pattern was going the wrong way on the fabric so I couldn't use just one piece. I had to use the pattern from Studio Creations: ttp://www.studiocreations.com/howto/tuskenraider/main.html


That is it for now, but a ton more to come. 

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Hmmm. Not a single reply. I guess these forums are pretty dead right now. Perhaps with all of the links going to photobucket, people aren't visiting the forums as much.


Anywho...so I'll skip a few steps.


I made a pattern for the custom AOTC pouches and cut enough for 5 of them out for the chest bandolier.

This is what each pouch ended up like:



Helmet in progress:



Progress shot. I still needed to cut the length down in this shot and weather the robes but it is coming along!




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Nice work. I really like the fact you can 3D print your helmet. That’s awesome. It looks good.

The only thing I notice is on the robe. I know yuh saidbyiu have trimming to do yet, but I would look at the film photos and the CRL to make sure that he sleeves being clean hemmed is ok. On my ANH Tusken the sleeves are frayed and worn. I don’t know the AOTC CRL requirements so please do t take it as me telling you it’s wrong.

Bandolier came out nice. I like that you had the guts to make it as I bought mine. They look great.

Again when you start the weathering, check all of the film shots you can. That way you’ll look great and like you were there the night Anakin was there as well. Only lucky for you you were out raiding and he missed you. Looking forward to more photos and your approval.

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Thanks for the replies!


For the robe, it looks like the arms are hemmed:



The front panel is also such. The bottom though appears tattered in this one above, but hemmed in this one below:



Sadly, this one isn't very weathered at all other than the helmet:


The arm wraps also look like they are tucking in the robe in that one, which is weird. 

Because this is AOTC, there aren't that many because most of the scenes are very dark, so I am going based on CRL and the few photos I have found.

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I will also be working on my neck scarf and seeing if I can either sew an infinity scarf out of it to look like these photos, or attach to the very bottom of my helmet because the AOTC shots don't show the gap like the ANH ones do.


After the massacre by Skywalker, the Tuskens because disheveled and unkempt. They no longer had the vast numbers and their seamstresses that they couldn't take care of their robes. Their bands around their masks also because more loose and unkempt over time. :DZ:

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