Parts: Head (Mechanic Chewbacca), Torso (Mechanic Chewbacca), Arms (Mechanic Chewbacca), Legs (Mechanic Chewbacca), Bowcaster (Flashback Chewbacca).
Supplies: X-acto knife, super glue, Super Sculpey, file or emery board, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.
Reference: Photo stills from Star Wars: A New Hope and Bowcaster technical drawings from the Essential Guide to Weapons & Technology.
Step One: Using the X-acto knife, I cut off Chewie's hand at the wrist. I reattached it with super glue at an angle that will allow him to hold the Bowcaster with both hands. I used a bit of Super Sculpey to add a little bit of fur around the area of the cut to hide it. I then used a stylus to give the fur more texture. I cured the Super Sculpey using the boiling water method.
Step Two: I painted the figure according to the reference. I added a bit of that dark grey around his arms and knees. It might have been just my figure, but there wasn't as much of it present as there should have been.
Step Three: I modified the Bowcaster to more closely resemble the one in the Essential Guide to Weapons & Technology. The Bowcaster was then painted with varying shades of gun-metal.
Step Four: Finally, I applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote to protect the paint and remove the shine.