Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wedge Antilles (Human Pilot - Rogue Squadron)

When Wedge Antilles' parents were killed by pirates, he set out to even the score. With the aid of long-time family friend Booster Terrik, Wedge attacked and destroyed the pirates' ship. He bought a freighter and spent some time smuggling, mostly weapons for the Rebel Alliance. Soon, he gave that up and joined the Alliance full-time. He was the only member of Red Squadron, besides Luke Skywalker, to survive the assault on the first Death Star. Following the Battle of Yavin, Luke and Wedge founded Rogue Squadron. Wedge remained with Rogue Squadron until his retirement from active service at the rank of General. At the beginning of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, Wedge returned to active duty and participated in several of the battles therein. After the fall of Coruscant, he was placed in command of the military forces assigned to cover the retreat.

Parts: Head (Wedge Antilles), Torso (Wedge Antilles), Arms (Ponda Baba), Hands (Han Solo), Legs (Wedge Antilles), Jacket (Ponda Baba), Helmet (Wedge Antilles).

Supplies: Emery board, file, paintbrushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: There are a number of comics from Dark Horse with good pictures of Wedge. Additionally, Michael A. Stackpole gives a pretty good description of him in his series of X-wing novels.

Step One: First, I replaced the Wedge arms with the Ponda Baba arms.

Step Two: Next, I cut off the Ponda Baba hands.

Step Three: Then, I put the jacket on Wedge. In Dark Horse's X-Wing Rogue Squadron comics, Wedge is often seen wearing an orange jacket over his flightsuit before or after missions.

Step Four: After adding the jacket, I super glued the Han hands to the arms.

Step Five: Finally, I applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce the shine.

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