Monday, April 20, 2009

Llats Ward (Mandalorian Mercenary)

Llats Ward was a Mandalorian mercenary, selected by Jango Fett to train Jango's clones on Kamino as part of the Cuy'val Dar. Everything in the life of Llats revolved around battle and war. He had studied and memorized the campaigns of all the great Mandalorian leaders of the past, and used them as lessons to enhance the clone troopers' fighting skills. He wore gray-and-green armor, with yellow knee and shoulder pads and a large Mythosaur skull painted across the chest.

Parts: Lower Arms (VTSC Boba Fett), Rifle (RotS Deluxe Clone Jet Trooper), Everything Else (EE Exclusive Llats Ward).

Supplies: X-acto Knife, Paintbrushes, Testors Paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: I used photos of the original Llats Ward figure to get the coloring of the gauntlets correct.

This is more of a "restoration" than a true custom figure. I actually liked the Llats Ward figure and would not have changed anything other than giving him a new weapon. However, I obtained the figure in a trade and he did not have any lower arms. Because I had recently dismembered a VTSC Boba Fett for another custom figure, I had the arms lying around. I tossed them into some boiling water to soften the plastic and then popped them onto the Llats figure. Then, I painted the arms to match the rest of the figure. After a light application of Testors Dull-Cote, I decided to give him a new weapon, too.

Edit: Shortly after this figure was completed, I traded some items with another customizer (Arc_trooper77), and he was kind enough to throw in the cape that I had been missing for Llats. I've updated the photo to reflect this addition!

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