One of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, Mon Mothma led the briefing of the Rebel forces before the Battle of Endor, knowing that it was the Alliance’s best chance to defeat the Empire. As one of the Rebel’s most important leaders, I wanted to include the character in my custom collection. Plus, it was an opportunity to add another strong female character to the shelf, since Princess Leia was the only female figure in the original Kenner release.

Mon Mothma is adapted from a Vintage Star Wars Princess Leia action figure. I took a Dremel and sliced apart the Leia figure, and did the same to a Vintage Tusken Raider. I then took the Leia upper half and bonded it to the Tusken Raider legs using Kneadatite epoxy to hold the two halves together. I reworked Mon Mothma skirt by slicing it and gluing it to the Tusken Raider legs. The seams were smoothed over with Magic Sculpt. A similar approach was taken to adhere the necklace from the modern Mon Mothma figure onto her custom version.

It all seemed like a good idea at the time. Everything looked great before the figure was spray primed. Unfortunately, the vinyl material reacted horribly with the primer and it left the surface distorted and messy. In hindsight, I should have simply sculpted on the skirt directly.

You win some, you lose some. The recipe still feels valid, but this particular execution came out a bit rougher than I hoped. Perhaps I’ll revisit this one some day.

Created Fall 2013


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