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 Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #15 on: Jun 05, 2018, 08:05 PM »
Wow the detail in that head is amazing!! What will cover it with?



Thank you! This thing wore me out. Just waiting to hear about the ears, though, lol!
I will cover it with ductape and then get a pattern for the fur I plan to cover it with from the ductape. Much like a ductape dummy. :) then I will groom and add or shave the fur down to make it look like a realistic creature. :)

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #16 on: Jun 06, 2018, 06:22 AM »
I can't even begin to comprehend the process of building that head up, you've got some serious skills.

I await the fur process eagerly... I'm not even done with my current kit and I already want to make a brigade build for beast tamer. I want to put some pelts I've had sitting around on it and hopefully I can get some good ideas from your work!

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 06, 2018, 06:36 PM »
I can't even begin to comprehend the process of building that head up, you've got some serious skills.

I await the fur process eagerly... I'm not even done with my current kit and I already want to make a brigade build for beast tamer. I want to put some pelts I've had sitting around on it and hopefully I can get some good ideas from your work!

Oh, believe me, seeing other people's kits, I have some hooman mandos as well as other aliens I want to build and I'm not even started with this one. This is HARDLY "started" to say the least, lol! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! I can tell you how to wash faux fur, straighten it, brush it correctly, the detergents to use on it so it stays nice and prettifuls. It can be tedious, but it ain't real fur, so think about that, LOL. 

Not going to lie, I'm more terrified about furring this thing than making it's helmet, is that weird? The app team and some other people were a bit puzzled and not sure how to go about fitting the helmet to the head. I think I can bull-crud my way through it by using some techniques from what I all ready know about furring a head, believe it or not. I want her to look as realistic as possible. Problem is, it does help when one has "Airbrushing" cross-fades, shadowing, etc. I do not have that equipment, let alone, the skill needed to not butcher my own creation. I need some type of shadowing because she is going to have  slightly wrinkled snout from a lip-hike snarl. I will have to have "Creases" in the shaved part of the face. Oy, veh, I'll have to do some research on this and practice on scrap fur. You can dry-brush paint on and water it down until it "Blends" like a natural animal fur coloration progression, buuuut, you have to be careful when cleaning the head and spot washing, because you can re-wet the paint and spread it around or even clean it out, entirely. Or, you have to reapply it because it fades, yadda yadda. Creature costumes can be a butt, lol! Especially, the realistic ones.

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #18 on: Jun 06, 2018, 06:45 PM »
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Just waiting to hear about the ears, though,


Most/all of us are kind of in a catch 22 on this one -- if we say they're too long, you get to fall back on our inexperience with fur costumes and mascot heads -- which is totally fair.... But in a catch 22, my default position is no position.   

So I'm taking no position until it's further along ;) (as I have 0 experience making mascot heads/fur heads/foam heads)   

Happy to offer some experience when you get to building the helmet though ;)  :porg2:

Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #19 on: Jun 06, 2018, 09:24 PM »


Most/all of us are kind of in a catch 22 on this one -- if we say they're too long, you get to fall back on our inexperience with fur costumes and mascot heads -- which is totally fair.... But in a catch 22, my default position is no position.   

So I'm taking no position until it's further along ;) (as I have 0 experience making mascot heads/fur heads/foam heads)   

Happy to offer some experience when you get to building the helmet though ;)  :porg2:

Okay, phew! That was very fair of you, lol. The ears will be furred, dead last so we can really determine if they are too long, even for what I was trying to prove. I just didn't want to jeopardize the outcome, for my own learning experience, lol! Would love the advice for the helmet as that's out of my skill-set.

Here's the head being worn, by the way. She looks promising.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2ktuE_CNs2gEpGMqzXtVNFYru3sOLHN/view?usp=drivesdk


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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #20 on: Jul 23, 2018, 01:35 PM »


Most/all of us are kind of in a catch 22 on this one -- if we say they're too long, you get to fall back on our inexperience with fur costumes and mascot heads -- which is totally fair.... But in a catch 22, my default position is no position.   

So I'm taking no position until it's further along ;) (as I have 0 experience making mascot heads/fur heads/foam heads)   

Happy to offer some experience when you get to building the helmet though ;)  :porg2:

Here is another update. I will be posting a video as well, shortly, so people can watch that. Let me know if this is violating the rules of double posting. I THINK, I cannot reply to myself so I have to reply to someone else, but nobody has replied since my last post, so I'll let the video explain rather than typing a novel, lol!.





UPDATE VIDEO
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YVe-QNa2yoT4vNlp_Br7dRpufbj2oUrM/view?usp=sharing


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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #21 on: Jul 23, 2018, 01:40 PM »
it's only double posting if it's within 24 hours of your previous post. You're good there.

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« Reply #22 on: Jul 23, 2018, 01:47 PM »
it's only double posting if it's within 24 hours of your previous post. You're good there.

Awesome! I was more than willing to repost it all if it needed to be deleted, so thank you, brosef!

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #23 on: Oct 01, 2018, 07:03 PM »
Made her more "Feline" with the help of my "Ladies of the Legions" facebook group. Got some inspiration from Elder Scrolls. She's a "Big Cat", but nothing in particular, so I figured it was okay to study the general shapes and contours that make the Kahjiits look like "Cat anthros".   Her cheeks were a bit "Flattish" so she was looking more  "Canine", unfortunately. Enjoy the belated update! I also found the right paint to make her eyes reflect light like an actual animal, that I used on one of my other creature costumes a few years ago. I managed to find the paint, again, so the eyes are place holders, currently, just so I can figure out if I am close to being finished yet and furring. I am not.

Some updates I need to do are:

Bigger Eye-ports so I can actually see, which will be hidden by a "mesh" that i can paint the same colors as the fur I will be using.

All-purpose Cement glue, which is waterproof as fudgecakes. I will be using that with my armor and anything else from here on out. Learned that beautiful thing from another creature builder that posts on instagram. Her stuff is high quality as fudge cakes.

Figuring out her nose shape and how big it is going to be/how to cut it out of the foam on her schnoot. There IS a legit "Nose" in the foam layers, if you can look for it, but it's a bit weird and crude, because I build very unique compared to most fursuit builders. My shapes come out hyper-realistic in contour and size and shape, though, because of this.





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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #24 on: Oct 03, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Holy Wow!!! This is mind blowing! I think I stumbled on this pre-picture update. And I have to say I am blown away by the sculpting and skill you have. Incredible, I hope that this all comes together to be approved! Best of luck!

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 06, 2018, 07:57 PM »
Holy Wow!!! This is mind blowing! I think I stumbled on this pre-picture update. And I have to say I am blown away by the sculpting and skill you have. Incredible, I hope that this all comes together to be approved! Best of luck!

Thanks and I am working my tail off to cover all my bases!

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #26 on: Oct 10, 2018, 02:31 AM »
Thanks and I am working my tail off to cover all my bases!

I see what you did there...  :laugh:

This is a badshebs build, so far.  :like:

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Re: Togorian Mando, Warrior Mando, Fuzzy Murder Mow
« Reply #27 on: Oct 29, 2018, 09:24 PM »
I see what you did there...  :laugh:

This is a badshebs build, so far.  :like:

Thanks, mandude! I just ordered some more Soft Parts for the build. Now, the thing is, I need to find time to work on the head a bit more and, at least, get that furred. I am studying up on various techniques that will really kick this gal out of the water and prove a creature costume can make a kick-butt mando you want to stand next to at an event ! :D

This fur is specifically, is for Bast's bangs/forelock, as you can see. As far as aesthetics go on creature costumes, I like long, floofy, fluffy, and majestic. Bast will have mane "Fluff" going down the back of her neck and it will flare up, with the way I plan to apply it to the foam base you have seen before. She will have "Cheek fluff" as well, because I think cheek fluff is cute as far as a creature goes, regardless of if it's humanoid or feral. Just note, that doesn't mean I am implying that Bast is going to be a "Cute" "Mascot" costume. I have kitties and dog-dogs. They are long-furred and their cheekfluff is adorbs. However, that doesn't take away from their realism. It's merely an "Aesthetic" I like to apply to my personal costumes. Every costume I have, I have made sure to have "Cheek" fluff. It's a personal touch of mine.






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