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Custom Throne For Galactic Heroes Jabba the Hutt

October 29, 2010

 

Every Jabba should have a throne, but the Galactic Heroes Jabba (which came with both the Jabba’s Palace Cinema Scene and the Sail Barge Cinema Scene) was stuck with the cardboard one that was part of the packaging for the Jabba’s Palace set. I had wanted to make one for a while, and when I saw how undersized the heads on Hasbro’s Vintage Collection Jabba’s Throne were, it occurred to me that they would be about the right size for the Galactic Heroes Jabba (if perhaps not cartoony enough to match the Galactic Heroes style).

I sculpted the throne out of Fimo modeling clay (4 packages worth) and used the heads from the Vintage Collection Jabba that I had left over after doing my custom version. I had used the rings from the Vintage Collection version for my custom, and in any case they were always much too large for these heads, so I bought some new rings from the “make your own jewelry” section at Michael’s (9mm seemed to be the right size). I’ve never really sculpted anything like this before, so there was some trial and error involved. I think I could have spaced out the positions of the heads a bit better, but overall I’m happy with it. I had originally planned to make a hooka, railing, and frog bowl as well, and may do it later. But that’s a major project in itself, and I thought he fit nicely on the throne as it was.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. vadercollector permalink
    February 1, 2011 10:36 pm

    I should have done this a long time ago, but I have to comment on what an amazing piece this is, I’d never guess it was custom made. Just Fantastic!

  2. francisco permalink
    March 10, 2011 5:08 pm

    someone is kicking Hasbro’s but — it is perfect — the force is with you

  3. blieber permalink
    May 17, 2011 8:54 am

    Well done! Most impressive.

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