This figure was based on Jacen's Jedi strike team uniform described in Star by Star. The recipe for this figure is almost identical to the one I used for my Anakin Solo Strike Team Leader figure.
Parts: Head (Cale from TitanAE), Torso (Obi-Wan Kenobi in Jedi Armor), Arms (Obi-Wan Kenobi in Jedi Armor), Legs (Obi-Wan Kenobi in Jedi Armor), Blaster (Cantina Han Solo), Lightsaber (any).
Supplies: Dremel, X-acto knife, emery board or file, super glue, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.
Reference: Descriptions from the New Jedi Order novel Star by Star.
Step One: I used the Dremel to sand down the body, leaving the appearance of a lightly armored jumpsuit. Rough areas were smoothed out with an emery board.
Step Two: The boiling water method was used to swap the Obi-Wan head with the Cale head. The figure was then allowed to cool.
Step Three: I scrounged a couple of extra utility pouches from my parts box and carefully attached them to Jacen's belt with Super glue. I also made the breath mask described in the novel by gluing a set of Chewbacca's welding goggles with the breath mask from a Ten Numb figure. The breath mask was then attached to the belt where he could easily reach it when needed.
Step Four: The jumpsuit was painted a light brown. The hands were painted black, as if Jacen is wearing gloves. The hair was painted a slightly lighter color than Han Solo's.
Step Five: Once the figure was dry, I dry-brushed a little bit of aluminum paint over the kneepads to show scrapes and then applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote
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