Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brea Tonnika (Kiffu Con Artist)

Brea Tonnika, and her twin sister Senni, are con artists who specialize in separating wealthy men from their credits. They were seen during the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Parts: Head (Padme Naberrie), Torso (Princess Leia Organa from the Luke & Leia 2-pack), Arms (Princess Leia Organa from the Luke & Leia 2-pack), Legs (Princess Leia Organa from the Luke & Leia 2-pack), Boots (New Likeness Leia).

Supplies: X-acto knife, Super Sculpey, emery board, file, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Pictures from The Star Wars Essential Guide to Characters and stills from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Step One: I removed the soft-goods clothing from the Leia figure.

Step Two: Then I replaced the Leia head with the Padme head.

Step Three: Using the X-acto knife and file, I modified the hair and cheekbones enough that it did not look exactly like Padme anymore.

Step Four: Next, I cut off the legs just below the knee and glued the boots on.

Step Five: Using Super Sculpey, I filled in the waistline where the Leia belt was. A little bit of sanding was necessary, to make the waistline smooth.

Step Six: Then I painted the figure according to the references and allowed it to dry completely.

Step Seven: Finally, I applied a coating of Testors Dull-Cote to protect the paint and reduce the shiny appearance.


  1. Paul, these two were actually some of the first customs I ever made (like way back in 1999 or 2000). At the time, I wasn't aware of the whole Shada & Karoly storyline. These two figures were actually traded to someone a few years ago and I haven't yet gotten around to making new ones. I will probably identify them correctly when I do.