Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sculpting a 12" Star Wars Doll

Tessek the Quarren, from Return of the Jedi. This 12" version of Tessek was created from a Jar Jar doll. I cut off the head and replaced it with a hand-sculpted head for the Quarren character. Wire was used to help support the tentacles, and I left enough of the neck so that the new head still moves, swiveling back and forth, up and down and left and right. The hands of the original doll were shaved down and sculpted properly. I hand and machine sewed the clothing for the new character and used a tin can with washers painted gold for his belt. Reference for this doll was taken from movie stills and Hasbro's 3.75" action figure:

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