Custom Of The Week: 6" Imperial Trooper On Tillaran Mount

Bespin refugee - June 22, 2014
This week's JediInsider Custom was done by Hemble Creations, he has customized a 6" scale Imperial Trooper on Tillaran Mount. Here is the story behind it, and how he describes the making of it:
"Hi All,

The planet Tillaran is on the outer rim borders and is a lush planet with thick rainforests which make it a haven for criminal activity as transports can not get thru the thick forests and rocky outcrops that populate the terrian. The only way to get thru this terrian are Tillaran Reptiles, these creatures are strong and fast and can manoeuvre thru the terrian with ease.

Imperial Stormtroopers use these creatures for this very reason and once tamed and controlled they make the ideal mount and are also very loyal to the one who rides them.


Stormtrooper & Tillaran Mount - The Stormtrooper is the Hasbro 6" Sandtrooper which has had the joints superglued and then lightly puttied and once the putty had dried I used tissue paper for the body suit, I also added the blaster and holster from the Han Solo figure and also two ammo pouches.

The Tillaran Mount is a Gigantosauras from Scheilch, I cut the head off and extended it about 2 inches to make it longer and then used AVES fixit sculpt to putty up the gap and used sculpting tools and tooth picks to make the scales. The Tail has had putty added to it to make it thicker so it didn't look like the creature was front heavy and a big thanks to spudafett from Imperial Shipyards for the advise on the tail.

The saddle was made using some strips of thin leather and a 1/6 Sideshow Sandtrooper Pauldron and the rolls are just pieces of cloth rolled up and tied using model ship string. The reins is a long piece of round leather with small O-rings attached at the ends and a larger O-ring for the nose.

Base - Is a few layers of oval bases from the craft store glued together and the high density foam was used for the rocks which were just pulled aprt using my fingers till I got the look I wanted. I then glued the mount to the base and also the rocks and once dry used a mix of plaster of paris and sand and covered the rockes and base.

Once the plaster/sand mix had dried I used a mix of real dirt and potty mix for the ground cover by gluing it over the plaster and once dry I gave it a wash of leather brown and left it dry. Once the was had dried I used some paper grass from a company called J's Work and attached them to the base and then used fishtank plants and small shrubs from Army Painter to complete the ground work, I then weatherd the base, rocks, Trooper and mount by using pastel chalks.

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