Monday, October 27, 2008

Juno Eclipse (Human Pilot)

Juno Eclipse was a female Imperial pilot during the Great Jedi Purge. Following the Battle of Callos, she was tasked with piloting the Rogue Shadow, transport ship of Galen Marek, Darth Vader's secret apprentice. After being branded a traitor by the Dark Lord, Juno joined Marek on his mission to create a Rebel Alliance. During their adventures Juno and Marek fell in love but, theirs was a future not meant to be as Marek died fighting the Emperor. Juno was present at the birth of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and went on to become a pilot in the Rebel forces.

Parts: Head (Juno Eclipse), Torso (Juno Eclipse), Arms (Juno Eclipse), Legs (Juno Eclipse), Helmet, Hoses and Control Box (TIE Fighter Pilot), Gloves (TIE Fighter Pilot), E-11 Blaster Rifle (Juno Eclipse).

Supplies: Dremel, Super Sculpey, super glue, X-acto knife, file, emery board, brushes, Polly Scale paints, Testors Gloss-Cote and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: None. In the novelization of The Force Unleashed, the author states that prior to being assigned as the pilot of the Rogue Shadow, Juno was the commanding officer of an elite TIE fighter squadron.

Step One: Using the Dremel, I hollowed out the helmet. It took a while, and I had to be careful not to go too far, but it fit perfectly on her head once I was finished.

Step Two: I cut off the lower, skirt-like portion of the tunic. I sanded the belt so that it did not have such a pronounced edge where the lower tunic had been cut away.

Step Three: I also cut off the lower arms at a point equal to the size of the gloves I took from the TIE pilot figure. I then super glued the gloves onto the arms.

Step Four: I used Super Sculpey to sculpt the torso armor. I had another TIE pilot on-hand as a reference. After sculpting, I cured the Super Sculpey by repeatedly dunking it in a mug of boiling water. Once it was cool and dry, I sanded the armor smooth.

Step Five: I painted the figure to match my male TIE pilots.

Step Six: Finally, I applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce the shine. Gloss-Cote was used on the torso armor to maintain the shiny appearance.


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    1. LOL - I could probably part with her if you want to e-mail me with an offer.