Skip to content

Zero-Gravity Jabba the Hutt Resin Kit by Paul Komoda

September 18, 2013

zero_g_jabba1c_smallzero_g_jabba2_small
This is a resin model kit sculpted by Paul Komoda in conjunction with Artist Proof Studio. The sample paint-up that they have showed for the piece uses an interesting bluish color scheme, apparently based on a painting by Paul. It’s attractive, but the combination of the coloring and the unusual “zero-g” concept makes it difficult to even recognize it as being Jabba, so I went with a more traditional orange and green color scheme. I also opted to have him standing more upright rather than floating forward.

zero_g_jabba3_smallzero_g_jabba4c_small

It took me a while to figure out how to make a stand for this, since the “kit” consists only of the resin casting of Jabba himself and no stand or rod to support him. After some digging around the house, I managed to find a metal rod that seemed perfect and a base from a Star Trek action figure that seemed like it would work (is that blasphemy?). I repainted the base so that it just looked vaguely futuristic. The main thing I needed was something broad enough that he wouldn’t tip over, but the idea I had in the back of my mind was that maybe Jabba was trapped in some sort of stasis cell.

zero_g_jabba5b

I had originally written “Jabba the Hutt” on the base in trade Huttese (using a font found here), but I decided to change it to Jabba’s tattoo symbol. I printed it out on photo paper, which works surprisingly well. I’ve tried painting symbols like these by hand and it takes ages and usually doesn’t turn out that well.

zero_g_jabba8

The sculpt is interesting. More detailed than many, with a lot of gross looking lumps. I’ve never seen a Jabba sculpt with teeth before, but somehow it works. Here’s what it looked like before painting. The green patches are where I had to use epoxy putty to fill in some air bubbles in the casting.

zero_g_jabba7

Advertisements
4 Comments leave one →
  1. WampaVsRancor permalink
    September 18, 2013 7:26 pm

    I think Jabba’s tattoo would look great on the base.

    • icruise permalink*
      September 18, 2013 8:36 pm

      Yeah, I’m starting to lean that way myself.

  2. WampaVsRancor permalink
    September 19, 2013 3:42 pm

    Much better.

  3. September 19, 2013 6:49 pm

    The Jabba tattoo looks much better! Great Paint Job on the figure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: