Monday, April 13, 2009

Winter Celchu (Intelligence Operative)

Winter Celchu, was raised as a sister and companion to Princess Leia Organa during the dark years of the Galactic Empire. Like her adopted sister, Winter became a pivotal player in the Galactic Civil War, serving in various roles but most notably as a spy. As an operative of Alliance Intelligence, she served the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic admirably. Her holographic and audiographic memory gave her a special advantage in piecing together confusing situations or even simply computing data. She was often attached to Rogue Squadron as an intelligence officer, though sometimes under false identities. Winter also served a vital role as Leia Organa's best friend, aide and confidante. She had special relationships with Leia's children Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo, whom she raised during their first years of life. She had a long romance with Tycho Celchu, from whom she was often separated by war, but the couple would eventually marry. She was also known to be a close personal friend of Admiral Ackbar.
Parts: Head (25th Anniversary Lady Jaye), Everything else (Comic pack Deena Shan).

Supplies: Dremel, X-acto knife, Paintbrushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: The X-Wing: Rogue Squadron Handbook.

This custom was a simple head-swap. I replaced the Deena Shan head with a cast of the 25th Anniversary Lady Jaye head made by Delaton over at FFURG. After the head was painted, I applied a light coating of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce the shine.


  1. I saw this pack a couple of times, but the Luke figure looks so awful I couldn't bring myself to buy it! Is the Luke figure as bad as it looks in the package?

    Winter is one of my favorite characters and it's a grave injustice she doesn't have an offical figure yet. Is this your third custom Winter figure?

  2. Commander Y,

    I think the Luke figure is actually pretty good! Of course, I don't think either of mine are going to end up as Luke.

    As for Winter, yes, I think this is the third version I've done of her. Funny thing is, each time I do a new one, the previous version gets tossed back into the parts box.

  3. Great job pal!
    I´m planning to costumize a Winter with the Rise of Cobra GIJoe body and Jes Gistang head, what do you think about it?
    If you wish to talk I´m on