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Jabba the Hutt Statue by Me

January 27, 2015

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I’m quite new to sculpting, but I got a little experience under my belt making a custom throne for the Black Series Jabba the Hutt figure, and then tried my hand at sculpting a small cartoony Jabba figure from scratch. But this is the first time I’ve tried making a full-on realistic Jabba sculpture. It’s about 6 inches tall and could probably fit in with 3 3/4″ action figures. It’s made from Super Sculpey over a core of balled-up aluminum foil. I’ve been extremely impressed with Super Sculpey. It’s easy to use and retains detail very well.

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The tail/body is not as long as it should be, strictly speaking, and if I try again I think I will make it bigger, but I think a more compact Jabba can work as well. The arms and hands were tricky and I’m not totally happy with them, but I think it came out fairly well overall.

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For the back in particular, I had to take some cues from the Sideshow 12″ Jabba figure, since there aren’t really many good photos of this angle. Sculpting this gave me a new appreciation for how awesome that figure is. They did an incredible job.

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I think I will be painting this at some point and will also be adding some more characters like Salacious Crumb. I think a humanoid figure like Leia or Oola would be beyond me at the moment, but the aliens are a bit more forgiving so I think I will tackle some of them.

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