Friday, April 1, 2016

"ATHELOE aka THE COLONEL" created by Darth Daddy

For the month of April, Customs for the Kid will be posting a new Cantina custom every week for the next five weeks.  The first in the lineup is Atheloe. Now Atheloe goes by a number of names, The Colonel, Solomahal, and the Hare Mouse.  The head was a cast produced by I-AM-BOBA-FETT from Riff Valley Designs and was purchased through Facebook. After I painted the head, I laid synthetic hair onto the headcast where his moustache was located to give the figure a unique touch. I stole some hair off of one of Elias' old stuffed animals to make it happen.  It was my first attempt at doing hair work.  While it was very challenging, I was really happy that I was able to pull it off in this scale.

The jacket was handcrafted and the body of the figure was a 100% sculpted.  I used the Rancor Keeper body as my base figure, sanded it down and sculpted onto what remained.  I stained and modified the jacket from a Black Series Endor Han Solo. First I cut the jacket shorter, and then I created pockets from the scraps left behind.  I tried to keep the stitching wherever I could to give it a more finished look.

Atheloe was a male Lutrillian who lived during the Galactic Civil War. He was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on the day that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker chartered Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon for passage to Alderaan in 0 BBY. Atheloe had a seat in front of the entrance and close to the bar. Atheloe is not very visible, and he receives little screen time, only briefly visible sitting near a pillar directly in front of the cantina entrance. Atheloe is more prominently featured in a rough cut of the cantina sequence.

created by Darth Daddy



 Riff Valley Designs aka I-AM-BOBA-FETT
Unique Star Wars head casts from a talented Star Wars customizer.