Star Trek Fighter Pods: Krull

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I finally got around to making Krull, the villain from the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond.  While he takes many forms in this movie, I decided to go with the one from the end of the movie.

He is made from a Lt. Yeorg body and a Padawan Obi-Wan head with super glue gel for his head ridges.

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Custom Fighter Pods: Father Brown

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You may be thinking, “Father who?”.  I was first introduced to Father Brown through the latest BBC series on Netflix.  Father Brown is a priest in 1950’s England who has a knack for solving crimes (much to the annoyance of the local constabulary).  While the show is based on short stories from writer/theologian G.K. Chesterton, it adds a supporting cast to the good Father, including a doting but gossipy church secretary, an adulterous member of the aristocracy, and a local ruffian who Father Brown takes under his wing.

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One thing I enjoy about this show is that the characters are well-rounded.  No one is without fault, but no one is truly evil.  While Father Brown never lets a criminal off the hook, he also never gives up on the chance for redemption from God for these same people.  Justice may be served, but with true repentance, forgiveness can be also.

The Fighter Pod version is made from a McCoy head, a Klingon torso, legs from the Romulan Ayel, with an arm from the Padawan Anakin.  The hat and umbrella are made from clay, and the glasses (hard to see in this photo) are cut from plastic.

Marvel Fighter Pods: The Winter Soldier

This is my second attempt at the Winter Soldier (see the first one here).  Now that I’ve had a little more experience with clay, I decided to do another version and try to improve on the mask.

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This version, seen with my other favorite Marvel Movie characters, Agent Coulson and Ant/Giant-man, was made from a Klingon body with a Stormtrooper Luke head and a gun from Sulu.  The mask was made from clay.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but I used gloss paint on the eyepieces of the goggles to make them stand out.

Fighter Pods: The Monkees

Almost two years ago, I posted Fighter Pod versions of Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, half of the Monkees.  It took awhile, but I finally figured out how to finish the band.

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For Davy Jones, I used a Star Wars Series 3 Anakin Skywalker so he’d be shorter than the rest.  The head is from a Star Trek Sulu.  The maracas were made from clay.  The maracas were very cheap, but I make it up on the microfilm.

Peter Tork is made from a Star Trek Grasia with a Chekov head and Sulu’s right arm. I sculpted the hair.  I used clay for both their collars and electric tape for their belts.

The Monkees wore both red and blue versions of these shirts.  For variety sake, I decided to do half and half.  I also realized that I had left the signature buttons of Mike and Micky’s shirts so I added them.

And since these guys are finally all together, I thought I’d share a video about another group coming together.

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 5: Dak Ralter

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is paired with Dak Ralter just before the battle on Hoth.  He serves as Luke’s gunner as they fly off in a snowspeeder to repel the Imperial attack.

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Dak is made from a Biggs Darklighter figure. Since I have made a few other figures from this same figure, I wanted to differentiate Dak from them. I cut off Biggs’ gun and added a wrench from Chewbacca and a Star Trek tricorder.

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Dak Ralter (image from Wookiepedia)

Fighter Pod-ish: Giant-Man

This article is the first in a new semi-regular series, Fighter Pod-ish.  Fighter Pods are my favorite toy line, but sadly, there haven’t been any new toys in years.  However, I have collected some toys that are in the same vein and display well with the Fighter Pods.

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This Antman is part of a new line called Ooshies, which are marketed as pencil toppers.  While I decided not to collect this line, I realized that this line’s Antman would make a great Giantman for my Fighter Pod figures (as pictured here with my custom movie Captain America Fighter Pod).

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Chirrut Imwe

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I really enjoyed Rogue One.  One of my favorite characters is Chirrut Imwe, played by Donnie Yen.  He’s a character who, while very wise and very dangerous, doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Spoilers coming next for those who haven’t seen the movie yet (Really?  It’s actually still in theaters.  Go see it and then come back to this post.  It’s okay, I’ll wait….

You saw it?  Great. Now I’ll finish up).

In his final scene, Chirrut does something I haven’t seen in Star Wars, or for that matter, any other action movie of note.  He knows what he has to do, is scared by it, and does it anyway while still being scared. He doesn’t put on a brave face, but he gets the job done.

There’s an old quote from John Wayne (who some would say is the epitome of a strong man): “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”.  Chirrut knew what was at stake, so he saddled up, but without false bravado.

Chirrut was made from a Star Wars Series 4 Anakin head with a Saesee Tin (also from Series 4) body.  The staff is made from lightsabers, and straps and equipment were made from electric tape. I followed Funko’s example and used light blue for his eyes (as they did with their Pop! figure).  However, they didn’t show up in the photo so I added them digitally.