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This is another Star Wars corky, voted by other users in my Yoda Instructable. I tried to make this as accurate as possible, but the fur I used wasn't ideal for the job, so it didn't turn out as well as I expected. Anyways, here's how I did it.
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Step 1: Supplies

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  • Chamagne cork
  • Extra piece of cork
  • Small black pins
  • Artificial brown fur
  • Aluminium tape
  • Light brown fabric
  • Needle nosed pliers
  • Craft knife
  • Brown and black permanent markers
  • UHU glue
  • Scissors
  • Chisel-tip soldering iron

Step 2: Modifying the Cork

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Unlike most other corkies, Chewbacca, being a Wookiee, has animalistic features. It would have been very difficult to achieve the proper look with a cork with straight sides, so I carved away some of one side of the cork.

Also, glue/pin an extra disc of cork (from another champagne cork) to the bottom of the cork. This is to make the cork taller, as Wookiees are taller than most humans.

Step 3: Fur

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The fur was the tricky part. Ideally, you would want a few different shades of brown, ranging from dark brown to dark blonde. The face should really be blonde, but all I had was this brown fur, so I had to work with that.

Start off by glueing a strip of fur across the top. Make sure that the direction of the fur is away from the face, as shown above. Add more strips of fur to the sides of the head until the entire top is covered in fur. Next, glue a thicker strip of fur and glue it around the body. This step could also have been done first, it doesn't really make a difference. Glue a further strip to the bottom of the face, with the fur direction towards the bottom. Cover any gaps with fur to make the cork completely covered.
ttowngirl1 year ago
Since Chewy is so tall, you could use 2 corks with a pin in the middle to connect them. The second or bottom cork is covered in fur and has a blaster.
sjroth (author)  Darren Krieger1 year ago

Thanks! I was actually thinking of adding a crossbow, but couldn't find a good way to make it.

Can you make Elizabeth from bioshock infinite?
AJD421 year ago
Can u please do a minion regular or purple please :)
Archer25001 year ago
Nice job,as always. I've been checking for a new post for ages, and the day I didn't check was the day you posted this. But, as usual, I couldn't afford half the materials to make a single corky even if I sold everything I owned.

P.S I liked your old profile picture better.
as91 year ago
Crzywnch1 year ago
An R2D2 corkie or an Ewok corkie
So adorable! I love seeing your cork figures! Do you have a shelf of them now?
sjroth (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Yes, I do actually, but it's full. I need to build myself a new one so I can fit some more
Do you have a special shelf that fits the corks nicely? If so, you should post it :) or if you decide to make on, you should post it :)
sjroth (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
The one I use at the moment isn't perfect, but it works. I'll definitely post a picture if I make a new one (I might even add some LED lighting).
martipeka1 year ago
Love, love, love your Chewie corkie! An R2D2 would be great?
Aww... So cute