Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GRAN JEDI YOUNGLING - NOW UPDATED!!

Dad surprised me when I came home and found this really cool Gran Jedi Youngling waiting for me. Originally it was just another No Paint Kit Bash (NPKB) that he created with the head, hands and feet of the new Discover the Force Mawhonic and the body of a Vintage Anakin Skywalker from the Phantom Menace wave. It was a really quick and easy custom action figure to make. Some customizers boil the figures for about 5 minutes, while others will use a blowdryer to heat up the places they want to pop apart. We're boilers at our house. I have even heard someone on Youtube say that they microwave their figures to heat them up and take them apart. If anyone knows how long a customizer should microwave their figure please leave the information in our comments section. Kids use a parent's supervision before trying this at home.

After posting this custom in various Star Wars forums, customizer Luke Sprywalker asked Dad to sculpt over the boots of the Vintage Anakin Skywalker figure and create Gran legs. Dad went to work and the final result is below.





GRAN JEDI YOUNGLING
created by Darth Daddy









SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED



Originally Dad skipped sculpting new legs until customizer Luke Sprywalker suggested sculpting them on. Dad agreed that it would look better and sculpted on the legs the weekend after he posted the figure the first time.





Dad's Gran Jedi Youngling featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.