Sunday, November 19, 2023

"THE CLONE WARS" TEE WATT KAA designed by Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & painted by Darth Daddy

Dad recently had the chance to paint an articulated resin printed model of The Clone Wars character Tee Watt Kaa that our good friend Chad Peak of Peak-OB1 Custom Creations designed and assembled. 

Chad was the host of a YouTube show "Customizing The Clone Wars" we did together where we shared all the different ways we expanded our Clone Wars action figure collections by customizing action figures.

A few years after our show ended, Chad added zBrush to his arsenal and now completely designs his own articulated figures from top to bottom! His Tee Watt Kaa sculpt is spot on! 

With a little paint, Dad was able to add the character to our own collection. Dad in his old age just asked me to paint the eyes for him.

Chad's done a spectacular job with the new figures he is putting together.  They are just wonderful. We can't wait to work on some of the other cool items he sent us in a recent care package. Definitely stay tuned for more as we work through all the goodies he mailed us.

During the Clone Wars, Tee Watt Kaa lead his pacifist colony of Lurmen in a village on Maridun. Alongside his son Wag Too, he sought to find peace and solace away from the war, preferring to remain neutral and avoid galactic politics and conflict.

Following the Battle at Quell, Kaa then met Jedi Knight Aayla Secura, Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and Clone Commander Bly. At first, he did not welcome the Jedi, saying that they were not peace keepers. He told them leave in order to preserve their peace. However, he could not ignore Ahsoka's plea for help for her badly wounded master. He allowed his healer son, Wag Too, to go with her and Bly while Secura stayed behind at his village. Kaa then gave Secura a drink to help her. During their time together, Secura and Kaa spoke about the Jedi's intentions to restore peace by fighting for the Republic.

Kaa and his fellow villagers then saw a Separatist landing ship coming towards their village. At first, he thought the Separatists were coming for the Jedi, but Tano told him that they did not know they were here. Kaa then told the Jedi to leave before they were found. He, despite Tano's objections, then went to speak with the Separatists. Kaa then met the Separatist commanding officer, General Lok Durd. Kaa stood by as Durd's battle droids searched the village for weapons and Republic contraband. Durd then told Kaa that he would do more random searches to insure security on the planet. After the Separatists left, Kaa then spoke with his son about preserving their peace.

The Jedi soon learned of Durd's plan to test a new weapon, the Defoliator, on the Lurmen village. The weapon had the ability to destroy any organic life but leave battle droids unharmed. Kaa was informed of this by the Jedi, who wanted to help defend the village. Kaa refused their help, however, due to his firm belief against fighting and conflict. His son, Wag Too, and his friends believed they should help the Jedi and clones defend the village. While the Republic group set up shield generators, which they had stolen from the Separatist base, around the village, they attempted to fight off the droids and protect the Lurmen. Wag Too and his friends eventually helped fight back, but Kaa was still curious about what the true cost of them fighting back was.

designed by Peak-OB1 Custom Creations
painted by Darth Daddy

Monday, November 6, 2023

"THE CLONE WARS" MARLO THE HUTT painted by Darth Daddy (3-D Design by Uzay Customs)

Marlo was born around the year 997 BBY and at one point was either personally acquainted with or knew of Lina Soh, who served as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic during the period known as the High Republic Era around 232 BBY.

In the year 21 BBY, Marlo was in the middle of eating when Jabba contacted him and the other members of the Grand Hutt Council, appeared as a hologram in Jabba's throne room. During the meeting, Marlo remained silent as Jabba and the council discussed the potential danger Ziro presented as the Hutt possessed information that was dangerous to the council. He agreed with Jabba and the other council members to have bounty hunter Cad Bane break Ziro out of Galactic Republic custody and deliver him to the council.

Marlo was also present when Ziro was brought before the Hutt Grand Council on the planet Nal Hutta after being freed by Bane. When Ziro thanked for the council's help in his escape, Marlo addressed him in Huttese about the reason the council had gone through all the trouble of breaking him out of Republic custody. After Ziro had been taken away to the detention block, Marlo and the rest of the council were entertained by a performance of Da Hutt Moda by Pa'lowick singer Sy Snootles. During the performance, Marlo tried to attract Snootles' attention as the singer made her way towards him. When Snootles kissed council member Gorga, Marlo smiled and laughed. After Snootle's performance, Marlo was enjoying the entertainment of the Twi'lek dancers when Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos entered the council chamber. Marlo did not speak as Kenobi informed the council of Ziro's escape. As the Jedi left, Marlo returned his attention to the dancers.

Marlo later traveled to the planet Zygerria to visit its slave market. As Marlo browsed through the market, a dispute erupted between a slave, her master, and a Zygerrian which caught Marlo's attention for a moment.

This Hutt is another release from Uzay Customs. We purchased a print online from a third-party but when our order arrived the figure was a misprint and had a sizable defect along one side. Dad did some repairs with some Aves Fixit sculpt and then painted up the repaired print.

Marlo was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. Marlo's appearance was based on actor Marlon Brando's portrayal of mob boss Don Vito Corleone in the mobster film, The Godfather.

painted by Darth Daddy
(3-D Design by Uzay Customs)

designed by Uzay Customs
printed and painted by 3dstufflk

painted by "Customs for the Kid"
3-D Design by Uzay Customs