Friday, November 1, 2013

"Chukha Trok & Kaink" created by Darth Daddy

Last year Dad was asked by Mr. Black's Customs aka Incom to create a Chukha Trok and a Kaink from the Star Wars Caravan of Courage Ewok TV special that was on when Dad was a kid.   Dad was always a huge fan of Mr. Black's work and was honored by the offer and terrified at the same time.  Dad always considered his work as one of his key influences as he developed as a customizer himself.  Dad was very intimidated by the project because he had such little experience creating soft goods and he wasn't sure he would have what it took to complete the task.  Eventually Dad built up the courage (at least a year later) and just dove in head first.  

For a long time Dad struggled to find the right wood to use to make the accessories.  While on a visit to Sprywalker Ranch Dad sought the consultation of Star Wars customizer/landscaper Luke Sprywalker on what wood to use to create the Ewok customs.  With wood taken directly from Sprywalker Ranch, Dad fashioned the crystal staff of Kaink and the chest plate and axe handle of Chukha Trok. 

We thought that since today was "unofficially" Ewok Day, that this would be the perfect time to unveil the custom Ewok pair.  Tomorrow they ship off to the Netherlands to join their owner in their new home.



"Last Friday I received the two best Ewoks I have ever seen. As a kid I watched the Ewok movies and somehow that little part of the Star Wars saga has always been very dear to me. These two custom Ewoks Kaink and Chukha Trok were created by +customsforthekid and the quality is of an extremely professional level. The detail on both figures is mind blowing and it just shows how much love and dedication a serious customizer is able to put into his or her creations. I can only take my hat off in deep respect for Brian from +customsforthekid. These two mighty Ewok heroes will have a center spot on my shelves.".  - Mr. Black's Customs



 
"KAINK & CHUKHA TROK"
created by Darth Daddy

http://s740.photobucket.com/user/incomscustoms/library/Customs%20received%20from%20others?sort=3&page=1

photo by Mr. Black's Customs 



More pictures photographed by Mr. Black's Customs (including detailed shots of the Ewoks accessories!):




"Chukha Trok"
created by Darth Daddy

photo by Mr. Black's Customs









At some point, the ShamanLogray came by one of the teeth from Chukha-Trok's jawbone of an unidentified ivory toothed creature. Logray would have Deej Warrick present this tooth to Chukha-Trok, as a gift in exchange for Chukha-Trok's services to the caravan attempting to rescue Jeremitt and Catarine Towani from a Gorax. Chukha-Trok accepted his summons, and accompanied the caravan.

He was a proud warrior and when the Gorax threatened the lives of the stranded family and his fellow Ewoks, he sacrificed himself so the others could escape. Chukha-Trok had taught Mace Towani many lessons on their journey and gave him his axe before he died.



photo by Mr. Black's Customs


photo by Mr. Black's Customs 





"KAINK"
created by Darth Daddy


photo by Mr. Black's Customs 



 photo by Mr. Black's Customs 


 photo by Mr. Black's Customs


 photo by Mr. Black's Customs


 photo by Mr. Black's Customs 


 photo by Mr. Black's Customs 


 photo by Mr. Black's Customs



 photo by Mr. Black's Customs 


Kaink was the Ewokpriestess. She served as the guardian of the Soul Trees, and the village legend-keeper. She lived several miles away from the village where the Warrick family lived, leading a life of solitude and oneness with nature. Kaink carried a magical staff with a crystal on top. Kaink used her staff to emit a beam of mystical force when necessary, or at other times, to hypnotize animals. She accompanied the Ewok warriors on their mission to save Mace and Cindel Towani's parents. As village legend keepr, Kaink was deferred to by the formal title "Mistress Kaink." She was one of the few Ewoks who still remembered the heroism of the Ewok hero Erpham Warrick and the instrumental role of his great Ewok battle wagon. She told the legend to his grandson, Wicket Wystri Warrick, who later re-built the famous machine.



It's unknown whether Kaink assisted Wicket and the other Ewoks in helping the Rebellion to defeat the Galactic Empire in the Battle of Endor.




"These little heroes of Endor have found their way to my home and let me tell you, I am absolutely floored by the sheer quality and detail of each of them. Very, very proud to have these in my collection. I remember watching the Ewok movies on rental VHS back in the day (for you kids out there: VHS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and these two Ewok characters somehow always stayed dear to me.

Being the photography nut I am, I just had to take a series of shots, which you can see in the link below. I've also included close up shots on the details." - Mr. Black's Customs

 


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Dad's Chukha Trok was featured on Yakface.com's Facebook page.




Dad's Chukha Trok was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.




Both Kaink & Chukha Trok were featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.




Dad's Ewoks made Yakface.com's Customizer Spotlight.