X-Wing Pilot (built
Because of the Fan-ID
of Claudia, "Nomi Darklighter", who is a Jedi and a X-Wing
Pilot, I got the idea, to customize a female X-Wing Pilot.
First, I searched for a suitable figure as a base. I choose Leia
(Hoth), because the suit and the boots allready look good, I just
had to put her vest off.
Nevertheless, the head doesn´t fit, because the figure should
had been fit to Claudia´s
imagination of Nomi Darklighter. A red, flat, short-cut hairstyle.
So I took the head of Mara Jade and cut the long hairs away. Then,
I mounted the head on the Leia Hoth-body. Next, I took a Biggs Darklighter
figure, pasted the chest-box with a separating fine grease and made
a silicon-negative-form. From that, I made a positiv with "Stabilit
Express". This new chest-box I sticked on the chest of the
For the helmet, I cut the head+helmet of Biggs Darklighter away
(for this figure I had a different use later) and carved it with
a motortool-carver. With this work, I was very carefull, so the
chin-band still was okay and just the face and the rest of the further
head- (helmet-) volume was cut away.
For the figure, I modulated a soft collar , what normally only have
the Thermo-vests of the snowspeeder pilots.
At my shame, I have to admit, that I didn´t know the fine
differences of a X-(and Y-) Wing pilot outfit compared to a snowspeeder
Now, I know it very well.
Claudia still says, the figure is very good and I don´t have
to build a new one.
I completed the figure with a lightsaber (at last, Nomi is also
a Jedi !).
At the end, I painted the figure orange. The legs got white bands,
also I painted the signal-bullet-bandoliers. Also I had to complete
the red of her hairs on the areas,
where I cut the hair before.