Well, I guess this
would be my first Episode I custom. Not totally original, more of an
improvement over the way Hasbro originally released him.
My first step was
to update the articulation, I wanted to increase the range of motion in
arms primarily and thought of swapping his head onto a DRAGON figure body, but have
yet to come by one as of yet. So I replaced his arms with those from a CC Joe instead
of swapping the head. This way I don't have to deal with the different sized necks,
and I don't loose any of Liam's height in comparison to the other figs.
Here is a shot of
the damage done to the body. The white marks
on the body are stress marks left from me opening the body up.
And here are the
first pics of the range of motion added to his arms
I plan on resculpting
the head and altering the saber belt attachment
to match the movie, so there's quite a way to go from here.
Now I'm working on
replacing the head. Some have said that it's the
best likeness to come out of the Star Wars 12" line yet and for the
most part I agree,... that's why I'm replacing it.
Here's the start
of my new head next to the Hasbro one.
here he is,... The scan doesn't quite do the head justice, the details
didn't show up due to the angle of the light, and his hair wanted to fall
forward causing it to expand sideways. The new belt clip works well,
after the clip attachment on the saber was replaced with a screw I
made the box on the belt from 3 layers of sheet styrene.
Here's the final
scan, hopefully I'll have a better photo taken soon.
I've started over from scratch as I bought
a Dragon and my custom
head does not fit it at all, so look for a new sculpt to come soon.
!! COMING SOON !!
QUI-GON JINN II
click here for the new Qui-Gon Jinn