Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gardulla the Hutt Action Figure - Work In Progress by Darth Daddy





Gardulla Besadii the Elder, better known as Gardulla the Hutt, was one of many powerful and greedy Hutt crimelords that controlled Tatooine. At one point, the feminine-natured Hutt owned Anakin Skywalker and Shmi Skywalker. However, she would eventually lose them to the Toydarian junk dealer, Watto, in a podracing bet. Excessive gambling would continually mar her long life with failure and defeat. Gardulla the Elder was the mother of Gardulla Besadii the Younger and Decca.

Gardulla's criminal activities flourished during the golden age of her rule, in which her use of slavery would seem to have granted her great fortune, although it caused numerous conflicts between her and the more powerful Jabba Desilijic Tiure. At one point, she resorted to a limited partnership with Jabba, who would become her greatest rival, after she lost her entire fortune on gambling. Gardulla, however, would still maintain power over her slave trade franchise.

The Republic soon outlawed slavery in the Outer Rim Terrorities, as soon as the two Hutts' agreement was reached; Gardulla was to be sentenced to life in prison. Eventually, though, she escaped and returned to Tatooine, where she would control her failing criminal empire. 




"GARDULLA THE HUTT"
Work In Progress by Darth Daddy

 
To create this action figure, Dad just dremeled a POTF Jabba the Hutt's face down and then used Apoxie Sculpt by Aves to sculpt a new face onto the figure. Dad may do a second sculpting run on her to enhance her skin texture.





We're not crazy about the background we used.  We'd prefer one with a more Tatooine feel.  We think it would provide a better contrast for her coloring.  Sometimes you have to work with what you've got.  Expect a retake of the photo shoot down the road.




SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED



 Dad's Gardulla the Hutt was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.