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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79240

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New build - and it's a Rebel! (Two Tubes from Rogue One).

Previously I've built some custom Alien characters and also a Canon Bossk and a couplf of Jawas for the little 'uns but ever since we saw the first glimpse of this guy, I knew I wanted to build it. It just kinda goes along with my kind of ideal Star Wars costume..... an Alien, well weathered and mean looking.

He was first shown at San Diego Comic Con and he looked cool, they names him Edrio Two tubes. At the time we didn't realise that what they had done is actually put together two of the Two Tubes costumes into one.

Benthic Two Tubes is the main Tognath character in Rogue One, he is the one that wears the leather duster and the backpack. Edrio has the X-wing style chestbox.

Anyway, as Benthic seems to be the more prominant character in Rogue One, I decided I'd build this one of the two.

For a couple of months I looked at parts and worked out a few of the pieces and bought parts here and there.
One of my favourite parts of the puzzle was finding the clip that goes between the backpack straps. It turned out it was a parachute clip, and while I couldn't find the very exact piece in the UK I did find a part that was probably 90% accurate. After finding somebody in the UK that supplied these parts I was also lucky enough to get sent this for free!


From ebay I ekpt buying bits & pieces as I found them. A long leather coat, a scrim scarf, some cheap chelsea boots, some ski trousers, a backpack frame etc etc.
I also bought 10m of Parachute silk, and although I have no clue how to use it myself, my missus is pretty handy with a sewing machine.
She set about making the under tunic for me. She kept asking me what needed to go where, which direction to sew the lines etc and it turned out better than I expected!


While she was busy doing this, I did things like cut up the leather jacket, smashed it around the garden, and started sculpting the head from plasticine.


I decided to make the breather part first and go from there. Once this part was scuplted I made a mould and a resin copy.


Next up (in between lots of other bits) I started scuplted the top of the head.


Unfortunately, I didn't account for any shrinkage, and although I built the scuplt up on my head cast, the resin version was too small to fit on my head!


Oh well, learned from that, and started scuplting with more plasticine on top of the 'small head' to make a larger head.

This time it fitted!


I also sculpted and cast the details for the ears and the back of the head:


At this time I was pretty please, a few of the larger important items were getting there, the next big item was the rifle.
I used reference images and a bit of photoshop and worked out that this gun stood somewhere around 5'8" .... pretty big!
The gun started out as a 3' x 3' board of mangowood ply (it was free) and a 5'x1"aerial mast.

This slowly took shape with the use of my Mum and Step Dads Tool Shed (there's much bigger tools in their tool shed than mine!)





The backpack (another large piece) was made using the backpack frame from ebay, some carpet tubes and ends of the tubes scuplted and cast in resin. A World War 2 Gas Mask bag was also added like the film reference pics (a very brief glimpse of this can be seen in Rogue 1)


There were lots of other small details, gloves (with sound triggers), the belt (along with pouches, side straps, double buckle and 'flares'), shoulder armour, the tubes themselves - and fastenings for the tubes, the knee pads and the Monocular (still building) but the whole thing (about 90% complete) worn together can be seen here:




This costume will hopefully soon be completed.

Video here:
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79241

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That looks fantastic. The only thing I can see that you need to do is darken up the skin tone. It looks too bright and clean. Other than that, awesome work.
No matter where you go, there you are.
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79242

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Wow, er Takamatsu?

There is no end to your talent and eye to detail. This is another brave choice for a cosplay subject and you've pretty much nailed it!
I will watch out for any updates.

kind regards,

For Tyeth

p.s. but please don't go playing football in this outfit! (Soccer, to our US friends)
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79243

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Dude, that's awesome!
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79246

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Once again, the cosplay expertise of one of our own is on full display! This is outstanding work!
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 1 week ago #79363

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Mindblowing build, Takamatsu! You never fail to impress! Two Tubes was one of the stand out designs from R1, and you brought him to life amazingly.
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New Alien build - Rogue One Character - Two Tubes. 4 months 6 days ago #79481

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Borommakot wrote:
Mindblowing build, Takamatsu! You never fail to impress! Two Tubes was one of the stand out designs from R1, and you brought him to life amazingly.

Thanks and you're absolutely right, Two Tubes stood out as a character I wanted to build before I saw R1, and after I saw he was a more than just a background character it made me more determined to get this built.









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