Technically, he was called “Don Rickles” on the set of the first Star Wars film, but that didn’t sound like a proper old-school Kenner name, nor did his modern “Bom Vimdin” calling. I asked some friends for some suggestions (I was personally thinking of “Bi-Clops”), and Swass! came up with the name “Horn-Head.” It sounded silly, it sounded Kenner-esque, and it was absolutely perfect for the project.

This custom was definitely and experiment. I had been having an amazing amount of fun customizing various Cantina aliens and I wanted to see if I could adapt a modern-era headsculpt onto a vintage body and have it fit in style-wise. I began by taking a Vintage Star Wars Han Solo (In Trench Coat) figure and sanding off as much of the chest area as I could. I then took a modern-era Bom Vimdin and hollowed out the torso as much as possible. This left a thin layer of plastic that I transplanted onto the Han body, along with one of Bom’s leg pouches. I used Magic Sculpt to blend the seams and fill in any missing details. Minor detailing was added to the boots to help separate them a bit from Han’s.

Overall, I’m not sure it’s convincing as a vintage figure. It may possibly just squeeze in among the later Jedi-era figure releases (which was the original intention), but even still it seems a bit too modern. Either way, Horn-Head was a blast to work on, and I like how he turned out.

Created Fall 2013


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