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What customizing theme should Yakfinities #52 entail?

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Clone Trooper Deserters
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Jabba the Hutt's Entourage
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By Sjefke
#140517
Next up is JESS

Jess is a Human female dancer in Jabba's palace, who apparently had a thing for Bib Fortuna.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jess

Jess required a little more work. Slave Leia' was the base figure. I lengthened her legs and shortened the waist peg. The actress who played Jess was obviously athletic, but did not have the tiny waist that slave Leia does, so I straightened her curves a bit.

I filed down Leia's gold bikini top, sanded the chest and laid thin copper wire from a telephone line and glued the outline of Jess' bronze top. I put down a layer of GreenStuff/Kneadite inside the borders of the wire, and after that had cured, I laid down more Greenstuff to add detail with an X-acto blade. A lot of the detail is improvised since the reference images are so grainy.

I made a pair of removable Arabian style pants for her with nitrile glove material using Loctite Flexible fabric glue. Finally, I took the head from Marvel Universe X-23 and scraped off her mask, before re painting the detail. I used GreenStuff, to sculpt the hair.

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One more to go.
Last edited by Sjefke on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
By Sjefke
#140518
Last up is one we all may have missed, since his scene lasts only about one frame. Personally, I always thought he was a rock., but he did save Luke from the Rancor.

He is......

BIDLO KWERVE.

I didnt even know he had a name, but somebody made up a backstory about the skull that Luke threw at the Rancor door control. Anyway, I thought he was important enough to deserve recognition. He's more of an accessory, and of course he has zero point as of articulation, but he was fun to make.

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Thank you Yakface. I loved this challenge.
Last edited by Sjefke on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:52 am, edited 3 times in total.
By Sjefke
#140549
Thanks guys.
Those pants took some practice. What you see here is Take #8. :x Originally, they fit like a glove (no pun intended), but they stretched out somehow. It really flattered her backside. I'm thinking I can try to apply this technique to cloaks and jackets.
Evilivo brought up a good point in a PM. I dont know how long the material will retain its elastic properties. It may eventually crack or the glue might let go.
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By Customjedi
#140550
That's true. Though it's less likely to puncture than other forms for rubber (such as latex) it may not have as long a life expectancy. Still, the effect is pretty cool for the time being.
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By Scarrviper
#140573
So many wonderful customs this time around.

Nice job on those goons Chewie, my favorite would have to be the Ground Escort. Looks like he'd fit right in.

That Bib is fantastic. Don't understand why he didn't get a vintage collection update.

Absolutely love those Laudica and Jess customs. Makes me want to revisit mine and tweak them a bit. Excellent work.
By Sjefke
#140608
Scarrviper wrote:So many wonderful customs this time around.
Absolutely love those Laudica and Jess customs. Makes me want to revisit mine and tweak them a bit. Excellent work.


I saw your J & L on Google images. I didnt know they were your's. You're the only other customizer I know who's tackled them. Nice job yourself. Limited grainy reference images make getting the details really hard. Did you find a good pic of Laudica's necklace somewhere or did you just use artistic license. I think your's may be closer to the mark.
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By Scarrviper
#140613
Sjefke wrote:
Scarrviper wrote:So many wonderful customs this time around.
Absolutely love those Laudica and Jess customs. Makes me want to revisit mine and tweak them a bit. Excellent work.


I saw your J & L on Google images. I didnt know they were your's. You're the only other customizer I know who's tackled them. Nice job yourself. Limited grainy reference images make getting the details really hard. Did you find a good pic of Laudica's necklace somewhere or did you just use artistic license. I think your's may be closer to the mark.



Thanks. I took my own screen shots from the dvds for reference. The necklace I guessed on. I'll probably redo her head and repaint her boots at some point, and I really should redo jess's pants, which on my custom seem thrown together from scraps.
By Sjefke
#140646
Scarrviper wrote:
Thanks. I took my own screen shots from the dvds for reference. The necklace I guessed on.

Try googling Revenge of the Ewok. FF to 9 min, 55 seconds in. Jess & Laudica are featured together for about 5 seconds. See if you can make out the detail better than I can.
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By Customjedi
#140680
Sjefke wrote:
Customjedi wrote:Took a group shot for my FB page which I thought I'd share.


Sweet! Figured out name for your mixo-mech droid yet?


Not yet, Sjefke. I've asked Leland Chee if there is an official name for the droid. If not, I may do a FB poll.
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