Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cilghal (Mon Calamari Jedi Master)

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.

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