Friday, January 30, 2015

"LANDO CALRISSIAN" created by Darth Daddy

After watching "Idiot's Array" on the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels, last week, I had a desire to finish a project that I had set aside for a time.  I knew I had a pair of forearms from a Vintage Bom Vimdim that needed to be dug out from behind several rows of carded action figures that were stored on our fodder shelves.  A fun return to Star Wars by the character of Lando Calrissian gave me the incentive to get on it, and get the figure made finally.  I did a spring cleaning and reorganized our shelving and while I was at it, I acquired the parts that I needed.

I used the Star Wars Vintage Collection Lando Calrissian from the 2010 collection with the forearms of the Bom Vimdim action figure so my custom would have ball jointed elbows.  I modified the upper arms of the Lando figure with a Dremel so it could accept the ball joint,  I also switched the original head that was on the figure with the Vintage Sandstorm Outfit Lando head to finish the figure.

I saw another customizer use a similar recipe a while back, but he used the entire Bom Vimdim arm in his custom.  It made the shoulders a bit more pronounced so I kept the original shoulders on mine. The recipe I used provided me with "my" ultimate Lando figure.  I couldn't be happier now that he's done. It's funny how an easy custom can still be a very satisfying custom.

As a bonus, I included the .jpeg that Yakface.com shared this week of the printable puffer pig crate that could be found on the "Idiot's Array" episode.



"LANDO CALRISSIAN" 
created by Darth Daddy








SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE



 Lando Calrissian on Star Wars Rebels.



Click the image above to print your own to display with your Star Wars Rebels figures.



 Puffer Pig