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Offline CadBane3

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Gamorrean Guard
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:19:56 PM »
Hey all! Been awhile and now that Mac's armor is (nearly) done and the Magic Wheelchair is done, it's time for me to start building something else for myself. Missy and I have decided that we want to harass patrons at Rose City as twin Gammos! So, let the fun begin!

First step of any great build is the planning stage. Started drawing out what I wanted to do for the undersuit and then building the parts out of small foam to see if it was even feasible. I've reached out to the most amazing Gammo on the web and been getting a lot of help.

20190218_104930 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

So, I ran to Joann and bought some of the fabrics and foam that I will need to use:

20190218_160128 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

First thing that I wanted to tackle was the torso for the undersuit. It's kind of like a tactical vest, so I placed down a tank top that fits and then started cutting away:

20190219_133153 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190219_134510 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190219_134959 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

At this point, I was thinking about Velcro to secure it shut. So, I added on the Velcro strips and sewed strapping. I'll revisit this later as it gets tossed out the window... Learning as I go...

20190220_153657 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190221_143904 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I even built a mannequin since I didn't have one...

20190221_154815 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Then, I built the back hump:

20190225_154822 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Now, I started thinking lower torso/diaper area. This is where the craft foam and a small doll come into play.

Attempt 1:

20190228_145807 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Nah, pass.

Attempt 2:

20190228_145950 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Too funny looking...

Attempt 3:


20190228_150454 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Can't even explain what went wrong on this one...

Attempt 4:

20190228_152748 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

SUCCESS! Rounded hips, rounding into the belly area. I like it. Now, I have a pattern to use.

Going full size:

20190228_154011 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190301_113854 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

The secret is to take the notches out of the top front, back, and sides. This helps to round the foam and keeps it from having abrupt edges.

20190301_124702 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Oh, and I added the cod padding. Not sure if that's necessary but all the other Gammos do it and I don't want them making fun of me...

The next layer in the lower torso is the nappy/diaper. After a small build party this weekend, I hammered out some enormous shorts!

received_1986750198287388 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Then, I cut them to fit a little better:

20190302_180014_1551578426024 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Now, the fur skirt. I made it long for now as most Gammos have the nappy showing at the bottom but I can always take away fur and I can't really add it. I may also swap the fur out for a longer fur length at some point in the future but am not sure if it's really needed. Maybe something from the goat family...

20190302_195113 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I then added four straps that are sewn into the fur and then they pass through slits in the nappy and the foam so that they will hold everything up. Two in the front and two in the back. These will eventually be attached to my harness system, which I have partially built but am waiting on a heavy duty set of suspenders.

20190302_210204 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

So, here's where I stood Saturday night:

20190303_105234 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I decided that I wanted something to cover the foam on the chest piece. One, to help it stay together. Two, to help it last longer, and three, if it's inside something, I can take it out and swap it should it get funky, which I'm sure will happen. So, I spent Sunday sewing an outside layer for the vest. The foam slides in the bottom and I'll have velcro enclosures to keep it in.

20190303_142557 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190303_152913 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190303_152925 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190303_152921 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I think I have the Gamorrean posture down!

Today, I took everything apart and sewed elastic into the legs of the nappy to make it an actual nappy. I also cut away several inches of fur at the bottom, but may take more off later.

20190304_151132 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190304_152408 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190304_152542 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

So, anyway, lots and lots to do still but what a fun build so far! And, I'm going to have a partner in crime so it's great that I've gotten this far and learned from lots of mistakes and things that just won't work. I also am very blessed to have the best Gamorrean in the legion helping me out. Troopers helping troopers!

I have the mask on order from Chris Stephens Creations and the arms, legs, hands, and feet on order from Skywalkers. Hoping those parts aren't the 3-7 months waits I was quoted...

Next up will be undershirt sleeves! Exciting!
Mike
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 04:59:22 PM »
wow!  NICE WORK! can't wait to see you both!
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 05:20:29 PM »
My good friend Trevor over at he Mando Mercs wants to do this build. What will be your mask, hands and feet resources?


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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 09:10:27 PM »
The frilly bits on the diaper crack me the hell up. Off to a great start, looking forward to seeing you two goofballs run around at RCCC!
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 09:37:19 PM »
My good friend Trevor over at he Mando Mercs wants to do this build. What will be your mask, hands and feet resources?


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Mask will be Chris Stephens Creations and the hands, feet, arms, and legs will be Skywalkers.
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 10:25:32 PM »
I’m so excited to get this going!! It’s been my dream costume forever!!


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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 11:42:08 PM »
Mike, I want to be you when I grow up. fantastic.

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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 04:24:05 PM »
My good friend Trevor over at he Mando Mercs wants to do this build. What will be your mask, hands and feet resources?


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Mask will be Chris Stephens Creations and the hands, feet, arms, and legs will be Skywalkers.
Chris Stephens is amazing. I don’t know Skywalkers. Do you have a link?


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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 05:06:35 PM »
SO Cool! Gammoreans kill me with one whack even as a "hero" in the old Battlefront 2 Jabba's palace map. 
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 05:25:04 PM »
My good friend Trevor over at he Mando Mercs wants to do this build. What will be your mask, hands and feet resources?


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Mask will be Chris Stephens Creations and the hands, feet, arms, and legs will be Skywalkers.
Chris Stephens is amazing. I don’t know Skywalkers. Do you have a link?


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Just do a quick Facebook search for him and he’ll come right up. Or, try this https://www.facebook.com/Skywalkers-195039743841817/



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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »
The next "layer" is the undershirt. The only part of this that really shows is the neckline and the short sleeves. It's a bit tough to make something at this point since I don't know how thick my guns will be once I have my latex parts, but I soldiered on and can remake parts if they don't work.

Made roughly two sleeves attached to part of a shirt since I didn't need the whole shirt:

20190305_120427 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190305_155516 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I always make stuff that I think will be way too big, and then cut it down to size. Much easier than starting over. Still, if these aren't wide enough once I have the arms on, they'll need to be remade.

Today, I added some clips to them to keep them in the right place and cut them down to size a bit, and shortened the sleeves some (more to come probably). I also added the Velcro to the chest piece that I wanted to keep the foam from slipping out:

20190306_160343 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190306_160346 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

These may need to be remade anyway, but I'll cross that bridge when I get down to it. I don't like how the back sits, but since they'll be covered in the vest/jerkin, it may not be a big deal.

Then, I made this "bib" which just sits on the chest and provides the neck line that you need underneath the vest/jerkin. I added Velcro to it at the shoulders and then Velcro to my vest shoulder straps so it will stay in place:

20190306_160411 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190306_160414 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

That's about it for today. I got my suspenders in so I can start building my harness to keep my fur diaper up and then also I believe the legs will need to be attached to it as well. After the harness is in progress, I'll start on my vest/jerkin and see how it looks. May tweak things here and there but I really need my latex before I can do much more. I should have the arms/legs/feet/hands in the next few weeks. Still may be a few months out on my head...

I guess I could make a weapon. That should take a day or so... =)
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 03:20:40 AM »
Your new nickname will now be “Furry Britches”!!!


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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 05:51:44 PM »
When we left off, I had sleeves that I'm not sure will work, but powering on...the next layer is the vest/jerkin. This one troubled me as it's tough to see how it is made and I got some really good quality shots of some Gammos and was able to figure out that it's stitched together a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. So, I took a spare sheet that the wife won't miss (I hope!) and cut it to pieces! I wanted a template to start with.

20190308_130459 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190308_130438 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

From that basic template, I poured over photos and found about the areas where I will want the stitching to appear and I drew them out:

20190308_131733 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Once cut out, I was able to cut out the layers of the vest and left lots of extra material for a large margin of error. One thing about me is that I mess something up almost every time I make anything. Whether it's sewing a sleeve on inside out, making pants with no legs (a skirt instead) or something else, I will mess something up. Lesson today was that when sewing vinyl, unless your presser foot is a walking presser foot, when sewing vinyl, put it vinyl side down or the top layer will pass through slower than the bottom layer. I learned this about halfway through, so the back is nice and flat, the front... not so much. I got done and was thinking I may need to scrap it and start over. I had this. I was not impressed:


20190308_165348 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

But, I was going to lose a lot of material when I made the neck line and arm banding, or whatever it is, so I thought I'd just power through and see what happens. Now, I was stumped again. I bought some rope that I could sew into the material, but I had to noodle it for several days to figure out how to get it to look how I wanted, instead of just looking like a lump sewn under the material.

I came up with this:

20190309_125636 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190309_130653 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

First, I had to use the zipper foot on my machine so that I could get real close to the rope. Then, I sewed the rope into a straight bit of material. Once that was done, I pinned it to the place I wanted it and then sewed the inside again, right next to where my initial seam was placed. Once done, I cut away the extra material on the inside.

20190309_131004 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Well, now! This is promising!

20190309_131037 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Repeat for the arms:

20190309_142219 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

And here's where I stand today:

20190309_170403 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190309_170311 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190309_170344 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

20190309_170325 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

The jerkin is clipped shut in these photos as I've ordered some tan Velcro that I'll use under the arm and on the hips to keep it shut. The lower Velcro will be hidden by the belt. I'm not too impressed with how it looks on my shoulders but I still need my arms and shoulder armor, so I'm hopeful that the shoulder armor will hide that transition. It seems to on the Gammos I've been stalking. Lastly, the jerkin needs the circular disc piece on the chest and a good paint job.

More to come but tomorrow we get to get Missy rolling on her build! So exciting!
Mike
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 04:19:40 PM »
Had an amazing build party yesterday where we got Mac all sorted out so he can troop with pride as a stormtrooper and then focused the day on catching Missy up to where I had gotten. We built her diaper, nappy, flak vest, covered the flak vest, and I had already done the bib and sleeves. Look at how excited she is!!!

20190310_173722 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Next steps on her will be to add the fur to the diaper and make her suspender system. We can then trim down the vest and velco it shut. Once that's done, she needs her jerkin and we are at the same point. I just got my belt materials in today and my Velcro for my jerkin. I'll add the Velcro this week if I have time but I'm still searching for the right size of metal ring and d ring for my belt, as they need to be enormous! Here are a few pics. If anybody has any ideas, short of starting my own blacksmith shop in the back yard, please let me know!


received_329062861065213 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

received_301793400486837 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

The lower belt is 3" wide, so that should give you some idea of how large those need to be.

If you think you have what it takes to join Hammo the Gammo (which I'm now calling myself), please let me know. The more we can get in our army of guards, the better!
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Re: Gamorrean Guard
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 04:38:25 PM »
Looking great! You guys are so excited to be green! Keep up the great work, and I can't help myself...

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