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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Check back later this week for more Star Trek Beyond Fighter Pods!
Keenser is one of my favorite characters in the Star Trek reboot movies and is original to the series. While Hasbro did make a Fighter Pod of him (many thanks Hasbro!), he was in his off-duty clothes from Star Trek: Into Darkness and not a Starfleet Uniform. I had to rectify that. He was made with (obviously) the head and left arm of a Keenser pod and a Chekov body.
I couldn’t make the rest of the Enterprise crew in space suits without making the other guy who actually wore one in the movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. I used a Sulu body, a clone trooper head (as I did with my other Khan custom), and a few Star Wars guns (since Khan always seemed to find a lot of guns).
And here’s the entire crew.