Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine's elite Royal Guardsmen. After defeating the traitor Carnor Jax, Kanos assumed the identity of the bounty hunter Kenix Kil.
Parts: Head (Emperor's Royal Guard), Torso (Sandtrooper), Arms (Sandtrooper), Legs (Sandtrooper), Cape (Emperor's Royal Guard), Battlestaff (home-made).
Supplies: X-acto knife, super glue, file, emery board, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.
Reference: Dark Horse's Crimson Empire and Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood.
Step One: First, I cut off both heads and super glued the guard's head onto the Sandtrooper body.
Step Two: Next, I painted the figure according to the reference pictures and allowed it to dry completely.
Step Three: Then I applied a coat of Testors Gloss-Cote to seal the paint.
Step Four: I attached the cape to the figure with a small dab of super glue at each shoulder.
Step Five: The battlestaff was made from a piece of a Tusken Raider's gaffi stick. I just trimmed it down to the proper length. Then, I took a thin piece of plastic (the packaging bubble from a carded figure works great) and cut out the blade. The staff is twisted by the user in order to extend one or bothe of the blades hidden inside. I chose to only have one blade attached, indicating that the other one has not been extended yet. I cut a slit in the gaffi stick, and glued the blade into the stick. Finally, I painted it accordingly, and applied a light coating of Dull-Cote.
Note: This was a one-afternoon project that I threw together pretty quickly. There are a few details that are not exactly as they should be.
Wish I was there!
2 months ago