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Repaint: Ultra Jabba and Vintage Throne

November 5, 2009

Since the 3 3/4″ figure line has the most characters from Jabba’s palace, I’ve wanted to put together a Jabba display with all of the best figures in that line. So I repainted the Ultra Jabba figure and the throne that comes with the vintage Jabba. (Not to worry — I have spares of both.)

(The “before picture here is actually my other Ultra Jabba that I’m keeping unchanged, but you get the idea.)

I removed one of the fingers on the Ultra Jabba’s hands, because as we all know Jabba only has 3 fingers including the thumb. Then I repainted him. It was pretty straightforward. I cut down the very long tongue that the Ultra Jabba comes with. I might have gone a little overboard with this, but I didn’t want that obscenely long tongue, but I also had to fill the gap in his mouth with something.

The throne was a little more involved. I dissembled the throne and used a little epoxy putty to fill in the holes in the center two gargoyle heads, resculpting the teeth to match what was there. Then I spray painted everything black to prime it and went to work. I was able to get a pretty good stone effect with many layers of paint and weathering, and I was pleased with the bronze effect I got for the metal pieces. I used the water pipe that came with Ultra Jabba (and this is the only piece I didn’t touch, since it’s pretty good as it is). I also made a piece of “animal hide” for Jabba to lie on, partially because it looks good and partially because the two painted surfaces would stick together if I didn’t have it between them.

The doors still function and open to reveal a nasty sludge inside.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Matthew permalink
    March 13, 2010 12:00 pm

    Nice work! I was wondering if you had an armrest/bowl assembly for the vintage jabba playset. i have the upper hooka chamber but not the lower bowl or holder. If you do, would you be willing to sell one?

    • icruise permalink
      March 13, 2010 12:11 pm

      No, I don’t have one. But if you keep an eye on ebay for a while you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one, I think.

  2. April 18, 2010 10:05 am

    You did a great work! Congratulations!
    Are you interested selling your jabba figure?
    Thanks!

    • icruise permalink
      April 18, 2010 10:11 am

      Thanks, but I’m probably not interested in selling.

  3. January 17, 2011 10:45 am

    Yep, great job on that repaint.

  4. jabba12 permalink
    February 22, 2012 12:28 pm

    i can see lego rotta in the las picture nice work! i love it very much! 😉
    but i love the long tongue
    can you put a photo with the repainted jabba with longue tongue?

    • icruise permalink
      February 23, 2012 4:19 am

      I don’t think I have a tongue to use, sorry.

  5. The o' powerful Jabba permalink
    October 7, 2014 4:14 pm

    I really love your sets! I just got the black series figure of Jabba because I am a huge fan of Jabba the Hutt. I think the black series figurebhas the best sculpt of all! (Discluding the Sideshow Jabba)

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