Darth Daddy's Customizing Corner featured Star Wars customizer YakFace in his latest post over at The Star Wars Underworld.
Brent Gothold aka YakFace just graduated from film school (F.I.R.S.T Institute of Recording Sound and Technology) and has been working as a freelance FX artist specializing in building miniatures. He was living and working in Los Angeles, but moved to Florida 8 months ago and just started work for Universal Studios Orlando doing FX makeup for Halloween Horror Nights. He has a new website that features the professional work that he's been doing for the film industry. His career goal is to open up his own FX studio that will be a full service FX company that blends traditional FX techniques like scale models, practical makeup, and props with cutting edge computer graphics. He's currently learning as much as he can about the traditional techniques and plans to advance his skills with CGI over the next year.
He posted his first custom Star Wars diorama of the Sarlaac Pit at age 15 and is currently posting custom figures over at the Imperial Shipyards. Brent mostly creates characters from the original Star Wars trilogy but is working on making some original characters that will fit nicely among the characters from a galaxy far far away. YakFace is a talented sculptor and painter who transforms "toys" into art pieces.
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