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Chewbacca Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:20287  
Name:Chewbacca
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Wars
Creator:vasquez  
Date Added:March 3, 2010
Base Figure:ML9 Grey Hulk
Height:8.00 inches
**Update** been having a few requests pop up on the forums and off for a better front pic. Here you go!

In a nutshell:

My first completed custom figure. I wanted to do my take on a huge "sasquatch-like" chewbacca, so i used the ml9 grey hulk as the base (who had the perfect ugly monkey face to work with). Primed him black to start off with, then sculpted the rest. Did a full paint job (about 4 or 5 shades on the paint job), finished it off with a tiny bit of silver to dry brush some specific spots.

I really wanted to give him a war-torn desert look, so i started off with a basic brown as the base, then added about 2 more shades of brown to get a more textured look. After that i worked on the fine details by using a lot of dry brushing with light browns, then did quite a bit of washing with the darker brown/black (to get all the crevices in the figure to darken up, giving it a nice depth). Finally i added a tiny bit of silver to the figure by dry brushing very specific parts, to give him a worn, old man chewie look.

Accessories:

Bowcaster: i used a generic machine gun from an old 12in bishop. Basically sanded most of it down to give it that original star wars "dirty machine" look, then added some sculpt to the bottom for a vine-style addition, as well as adding the crossbow section at the top. Also added the spheres on both sides to match his original "bowcaster" weapon style. Used dark colors for the paint job then dry brushed with a silvery-black, and insignia blue (model master acryl paints).

Satchel: got the satchel from a heroes hiro figure, then gave it a leather-style paint job. For the latches on the side i used green stuff to sculpt, and pieces of a doc-oc claws for the connectors to the leather strap. Really gave it a nice "makeshift" look. For the strap i actually used a piece of leather from my wifes old bag, cut it down to size, repainted, added a metal button on the back to latch and un-latch, and added pieces of a doc-oc arm as the metal plates on the strap. Did a little vine-type sculpt in the front.

Overall the whole figure took about 30hrs, so it was quite a feat, but i really love the outcome. Ready for the next one!

(I didn't really feature the gun/bag on the pictures as much as i would have liked to, but i thought the overall design was more important in this situation to really showcase the figure)

The process:

- - - - The figure

Priming: 1.5hrs
Sculpting: 17hrs
Painting: 6hrs

- - - - The gun

Sanding/sculpting: 2hrs
Painting: 1.5hrs

- - - - The satchel/strap

Constructing: 1.5hrs
Painting: 1.5hrs


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User Comments
Rosedale - Monday, February 21, 2011
That's sick, job well done!
Danilko - Friday, February 18, 2011
Dude,awsmest cutom EVER! I also love to do SW characters Great work!
fitzjedi - Saturday, April 17, 2010
This is the best, man. Loved it! Fitz
Darththomas - Friday, April 9, 2010
grats on second man, I'd so love to own this, in fact I may start my own soon.
BKZ718 - Friday, April 9, 2010
Congratulations, I did pick this one to win, but I guess I was wrong :-).
vasquez - Friday, April 9, 2010
asch: Thanks. Same here... I know there may be people who may "vote down" the competition, but there was no way I couldn't give you a solid 5 man.
asch - Friday, April 9, 2010
when I saw this figure, I knew it won`t be easy to win. after all I gave You max. I am looking forward to see more customs from You! congrats!!
getsa - Tuesday, April 6, 2010
wow! there's the front view pic! looks great! I would've wanted it to be a little tall though... maybe an ML sasquatch or wendigo body or something... I'm not really a star wars fan but I still remember chewbacca being taller... but that's just me though.. I really liked the head and the tideous sculpting over the body... I gave it 5 stars!
'would've given it a six if I could....
asch - Monday, April 5, 2010
and here You go my 5!! like kingxorn said - straight from unleashed series but with articulation and better head. thanks for update
asch - Sunday, April 4, 2010
totaly awsome work, profesional, epic, creative, essential! one thing only missing for me - straight photo, I think Your figure would look truly monumental
king xorn - Saturday, April 3, 2010
thats 1 mean wookie! ill definetly give a high score . it looks like it could be 1 of those unleashed sw figs, gj.
HULK13 - Saturday, April 3, 2010
IMPRESIONANTE. Este custom de Chewbacca esta genial y muy bien esculpido. Muy buen trabajo, que tengas suerte.
AWESOME. This custom of Chewbacca is great and very well sculpted. Very good job, good luck.
billmaru - Friday, April 2, 2010
I totally agree. Amazing sculpting.
BKZ718 - Friday, April 2, 2010
and the winner is...
AlphaMaleKustomz - Thursday, April 1, 2010
speechless!!!!
Maelstrom - Thursday, April 1, 2010
1st completed custom?!?!?!? Wow! Great work on Chewie here. I like the different look you gave him. I never felt that Chewbacca looked wild enough in the movies.
Patraw - Thursday, April 1, 2010
That is one wicked-looking Wookie--impressive fur sculpting!
Satanaz - Thursday, April 1, 2010
wau!!!!
Redmist - Thursday, April 1, 2010
HOLY...HOW'D U...DAYUM, MAN!
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