Cighal was an ambassador of the Mon Calamari people until Leia Organa Solo discovered her Force potential and brought her to be a student at the Jedi Academy on Yavin IV. Cilghal's particular talent is as a Jedi Healer, using the Force to help others overcome ailments and injuries. Sometime after her elevation to Jedi Master, Cilghal took a young Chadra-Fan named Tekli as her apprentice.
Parts: Head (vintage Admiral Ackbar), Torso (Emperor Palpatine), Arms (Emperor Palpatine), Hands (vintage Admiral Ackbar), Lightsaber (any).
Supplies: X-acto knife, super glue, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.
Reference: Star Wars Insider #57.
Step One: I removed the head from the Emperor Palpatine figure and cut off his hands with the X-acto knife. I then attached the head and hands from the vintage Admiral Ackbar figure with super glue.
Step Two: I painted the figure according to my reference. The flesh-tones are similar to Ackbar's. The robes are various shades of blue (Cilghal comes from an ocean planet). The lightsaber blade should be orange.
Step Three: Finally, I applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote to protect the paint and remove the shine.
Wish I was there!
2 months ago