BORGA THE HUTT
Here is a look at how he was made....
Figure in it's original state.
Disassembled Jabba figure. I cut away the back of the head from the tail's motion wheel.
Screws to re-enforce a FixIt "dome base".
Checking the fit of the FixIt "dome base" prior to curing.
Ball socket insert for FixIt "dome base".
Ball socket insert installed in the "dome base". Because the original figure had limited torso turning this application allows the figure to be fully turned to the side or "laying position" and still retain the tail movement.
Lacquer system Model Masters primer.
Head sculpting in Sculpey Firm for fine detail. I would not normally finish this head with paint. I would mold it and cast it in one peice for strength, but because this was done in one weeks time I'll wait to cast it and finish it instead.
Some of the tail sculpting started using FixIt Sculpt.
Original peg was cut off of the arm. Holes were drilled and ball joints were installed using FixIt as glue.
Arms now pop on and off with ease and have more pose ability than the original swivel peg.
Ball joints were all purchased from The Big Bad Toy Store. I believe they were advertised on the front page here at YAKFace.
Vallejo acrylic Model Colors used for the paint apps, final spray with Testors "Dull Coat" and a drop of Crystal Clear casting epoxy was put in each eye to give a "wet look".
That's it in a 'nut shell'.
Thanks for all of your nice comments on the contest thread.