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Author Topic: Star Wars: The Gorax  (Read 3188 times)

Offline Schweizer

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Star Wars: The Gorax
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:27:59 AM »
Though I've got very few of them finished (painted), I've made dozens of custom Star Wars figures over the past couple of years.  This evening I needed green stuff to repair something non-figure-related, overestimated how much I'd need, and figured that rather than let the big mixed ball of it go to waste I'd try to make a Gorax, which is a big monster that appears in the first made-for-TV Ewok movie.  The Ewok movies are a big mess - there's a witch that spins around and turns into a crow, the ewoks live on the ground and ride horses, there are dragons... but I was nuts for them as a kid, and there are some fun Star Warsy-elements in them, the Gorax being one of them. 

I took a chewbacca toy, pulled it apart (a mistake - without having the chance to do the green stuff in stages, having the limbs hold in place while I sculpted without sliding proved impossible), and went from there. 



Here's the movie version:



I scaled him down considerably.  The movie version is too big to make sense - to keep him in scale, he's have to be around a foot and a half tall (45cm).  I opted for a much more modest version, one which can fit into a cabinet.
Check out THE CROGAN ADVENTURES, a historical adventure graphic novel series available from your local bookstore or comic shop (or, of course, Amazon).  I make 'em.

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 07:27:41 AM »
nice start
In hoc signo vinces

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Offline beefcake

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 07:40:59 AM »
Cool. I loved those ewok movies as a kid. I don't think I'll try to relive the nostalgia and watch them again though. The gorax was definitely a favourite. Great sculpting.


Offline anevilgiraffe

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 11:32:28 AM »
both movies are on Youtube, I watched them last week... the Gorax looks grand, love the speeder bike axe and the helmets...

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 11:39:34 AM »
that is a work of genius- I am not aware of the ewok films, but that looks great to me!
Theres more 28mm Superhero Madness at my blog, http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.com/
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Offline Mason

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 12:18:31 PM »
Bloody brilliant!
You mad genius.
 8)

Love the little touches that bring it back into scale.
 :-*


Offline Mencey

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 12:29:44 PM »
Amazing, really good miniature, congratullations!!! :-* :-* :-*

Offline Giger

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Re: Star Wars: The Gorax
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 12:34:41 PM »
Brilliant, I have the Ewok movies on DVD and still love to watch them (guilty pleasure).

 

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