Star Trek Fighter Pod Custom: Admiral Pike

This version of Admiral Pike is based on Bruce Greenwood’s character in Into Darkness.

This figure was made from a Star Trek alien Fighter Pod body and a Star Wars Fighter Pod series 3 Han Solo head.

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Star Trek Fighter Pod Custom: Berlinghoff Rasmussen

One of my favorite ST:TNG episodes is “A Matter of Time” from season 5. In this episode, while the Enterprise crew is trying to save a planet from a global catastrophe, a time traveler from the future, Berlinghoff Rasmussen, arrives to observe. Picard and crew wrestle with the ethics of whether or not to use future knowledge to solve a present danger. And, spoiler, there’s a great twist in the end (are spoiler warnings necessary for something that aired 27 years ago?)

While the role was originally written for Robin Williams, it is delightfully played by Max Headroom actor Matt Frewer. His performance is just plain fun to watch as he intrigues, amuses, annoys, and frustrates (sometimes all at once) the Enterprise crew.

This figure was made from a Micro Force Hologram Luke Skywalker body and a Fighter Pod Chekov head. His coat is made from clay, and he is holding a stolen tricorder taken from a Fighter Pod McCoy.

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.

Star Trek Fighter Pods Series 2: Lt. Cupcake

I didn’t include this figure in my Star Trek Beyond series because he wasn’t in that movie. Lt. Cupcake, later named Lt. Hendorff, was originally not on good terms with Kirk (as seen in 2009’s Star Trek) but later became a trusted security officer (Star Trek: Into Darkness).

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Lt. Cupcake was made from a Lt. Brian body, a Space Suit Sulu head, and a Grasia left arm.

He was also the narrator for an excellent issue of IDW’s Star Trek series (#13) based in the Kelvin universe.  This story addresses the danger that comes from wearing a red shirt in Starfleet.

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Star Trek Fighter Pods Series 2: Survival Suit Kirk

The final figure in my Star Trek Beyond series is Captain Kirk himself in his fancy new Starfleet survival suit.  I love the retro Flash Gordon feel it has.

This figure is a landmark for me in that, with the exception of Kirk’s head, it’s a completely new sculpt.  I usually kit-bash parts from existing figures, but that limits what’s possible.  So I figured I’d start from scratch.  This version of Kirk won’t end up in a museum somewhere, but I’m happy with it as a beginning figure.

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Star Trek Fighter Pods Series: Jaylah

Continuing this week’s Star Trek Beyond theme (out today on disc) is a character introduced in this movie, Jaylah.  I think this version of Star Trek shines best when it creates new stories and Jaylah’s character adds an interesting dimension to the main cast.

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Jaylah was made from a Star Wars Series 4 Padme with an extra gun from my parts bin.

Stay tuned for more Star Trek customs are coming this week!

Star Trek Fighter Pods Series 2: Scotty

In honor of Tuesday’s release of Star Trek Beyond on disc, I’ll be sharing some Beyond Fighter Pod customs.  I’d like to say that it was more of a plan and less than “well, the disc is coming out on Tuesday and I haven’t posted these customs yet”, but I don’t like to lie.

First up is a simple custom of Scotty wearing a USS Franklin crew jacket.  I added some electric tape for the color and painted on the crew patch (unfortunately not visible in this photo).  He’s pictured here with a custom of I did of his ever present sidekick, Keenser.

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Check back later this week for more Star Trek Beyond Fighter Pods!