Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Elscol Loro (Human Special Operative)

Elscol Loro, and her husband Throm, led the Cilpari Resistance against the Empire. When Throm was killed, his Wookiee companion Groznik transferred his life-debt to Elscol. After Rogue Squadron assisted in defeating the Imperial forces on Cilpar, Wedge Antilles invited Elscol to join the unit. She accepted and Groznik came with her. Elscol flew recklessly, yet effectively against her Imperial foes. When Groznik was killed during an operation on Mrlsst, she became more uncontrollable. Although she was racking up an impressive amount of kills, Wedge was forced to dismiss her from the squadron due to her unsafe flying practices. Wedge managed to procure a large quantity of Imperial weapons and set Elscol up as a Rebel cell leader once again. Elscol teamed up with former Imperial Special Forces officer Sixtus Quinn, and continued to make things difficult on the Empire.

Parts: Head (Princess Ariel from Voltron), Torso (Princess Leia Organa from the Han & Leia 2-pack), Arms (Princess Leia Organa from the Han & Leia 2-pack), Legs (Princess Leia Organa from the Han & Leia 2-pack), Boots (Cantina Han Solo), Poncho (Speeder Bike Leia).

Supplies: X-acto knife, Super Sculpey, emery board or file, Testors Dull-Cote, Paints and Brushes.

Reference: Drawings from Dark Horse Comics' The Rebel Opposition and The Rogue Squadron Handbook.

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

Step Two: Then, I removed the Leia head and attached the Ariel head. The new head has a different kind of peg, so I cut it off and glued the head on.

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

Step Four: Using Super Sculpey, I filled in the waistline where the Leia belt was and cured with boiling water. A little sanding was necessary, to make the waistline smooth.

Step Five: I painted the figure according to my references.

Step Six: After allowing the figure to dry completely, I gave her a very light coating of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint.

Step Six: Then, I added the poncho and painted it as desired.

Step Seven: Finally, I applied another light coating of Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce the shine.

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