Just a little bit of fun to show here – the wife – awesome as always - surprised me this year with a couple of nice ‘nerd treats’ as she calls them. One Star Wars themed, the other, catering to my love of animation. Ahh, bless that woman
First up, and this one was a complete surprise to me, was this very excellent quarter scale Han Solo. The face sculpt, clothing and accessories are fantastic, and it’s a huge figure. I made a couple of small modifications to make him look more accurate on display. Firstly, I knew there was something a little off with his dimensions straight out of the box. It works out that his legs are simply a little too long and skinny for his torso. So I shaved a little off his height, and used some light foam to fill out certain areas of his legs. Perspective in photos can always look a little off, but he looks perfect proportion-wise in person now.
I also made a droid caller for him – there is the clip for it on the belt, but no droid caller accessory. A rather odd choice in my mind, when they provide the clip for it, but instead choose to add the medallion he receives at the end of ANH as an accessory, instead of the droid caller. But not to worry – I fashioned a reasonably accurate looking one out of some odds and bobs I found off an old water pistol etc... Finally, I made a nice new base for him with an insert of a cross section of the Millennium Falcon. Ol’ Mos Eisley Han is now proudly displayed in one of his classic poses, and I think with the modifications I mentioned, is a really neat piece to display and looks excellent. These guys are really well priced too for what you get..