Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions - "Yoda" Custom Action Figure created by ELIAS

Completing my first sculpted figure was a real milestone in my development as an artist. It made me feel like I was more a part of the customizing community now that I could participate in conversations about sculpting with some experience behind me. Prior to making this figure, I had only observed my dad sculpt action figures. Dad gave me this project feeling it would be a great introductory lesson on sculpting for me. Dad said that he first practiced his sculpting technique by creating hair on action figure heads before he attempted more advanced techniques.

To sculpt the hairstyle on the matured Yoda character model, I used Green Stuff. When my sculpt hardened and dried, a grey prime coat was applied to the sculpt and then black washes were used on the recesses while white paint was dry brushed to the raised areas of the sculpt.

"Yoda" Custom Action Figure
created by Elias


The original Yoda character model pictured above was released by Hasbro as a toy.  The second Yoda character model is pictured below it and never was released as a toy.  I modified the action figure made by Hasbro to create Yoda as he was depicted in the later seasons of The Clone Wars TV series so I had both versions of the Jedi Master.

 My version on the left.  Hasbro's is on the right.

My Yoda was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.

My "Star Wars: Rebels" Custom Contest entry was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.