Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FIRST COMMISSION





Back in February, Dad was approached by James Robert Neff to create a Mandalorian custom action figure on a commission basis. Dad had never been asked to do a commission before and he was hesitant to take on the project due to his demanding work schedule. He explained to James that he worked anywhere from 70-80 hours a week and still had to take care of me when work was over so it could take a while for him to make the action figure because he still had to make an action figure a week for "Customs for the Kid". Dad was truly flattered by the offer. Especially when our blog featured so many incredible customizers that James could have asked. For a while it seemed as if the project may not happen. Dad had asked James to track down the parts he wanted used and hadn't heard from him for a while. Other requests for commissions came in, but Dad was starting to get overwhelmed with all his responsibilities and couldn't take on any projects. Then recently, he heard again from James and the project started to move forward again. Dad had never made a custom Mandalorian before, so he was a little intimidated, until he realized James had provided the exact specifications that he wanted. So without further ado, here is the Mandalorian designed by James Robert Neff.



James Robert Neff's Mando Design
created by Darth Daddy




BACKSTORY
by James Robert Neff

"A former Jedi knight operating under the name Calus Ordoan, Calo Ordoa turned his back on the Jedi after the end of the Clone Wars and went back to his roots as a Mando'ad. Apprenticed by Jedi master Coleman Trebor, Calo's skills with his unique orange Lightsaber were most impressive, having fought opponents such as General Greivous, Pre Vizsla, and Asajj Ventress. After the end of the Clone War, Calo served as a bounty hunter with many beings, such as his modified CZ secretary droid, his friend Zaron Diin, and many others."