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Upcoming: Jabba the Hutt Metal Model Kit by Knight Models

December 27, 2011

I first posted about this in May, and at that point I didn’t know much about the piece, including what company had commissioned the sculpt. But I now know that it is being released by the Spanish company Knight Models as a part of their line of metal Star Wars model kits. These are white metal kits that need assembly and painting, so the photo above is an example of how it could be painted. While skillfully done, there’s something a little strange about it. If I had just seen this image, I might have thought I was looking at a two-dimensional painting rather than a photo of a model. You can see a semi-finished version of the raw sculpt below, taken from Romain Van den Bogaert’s website, who did everything but Leia.

Leia was apparently done by a Spanish artist, who has posted more shots like the one below here. Both are quite impressive, if you ask me.

I haven’t been able to find a listing for the new Jabba model anywhere but on the Knight Models website. They list the price as €101.61 (around $132), which is a little pricey for an unfinished kit, but it appears to be quite large (assuming the production model is the same size as the one being sculpted). From what I can tell, Knight Models doesn’t ship to the US, so I’m going to have to find another way to get one of these, but I definitely will. I’ll probably also get their Gamorrean Guard.

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  1. December 28, 2011 4:18 am

    Quite an impressive kit if you ask me.

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