My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 2009
    From
    Elstree/London
    Posts
    5

    My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Hi guys,
    I thought I'd share some pics of my HIC build. It's been a year since I first began, bit most of the time the project has been collecting dust in my lounge. Recently it has picked up some pace.

    First I had the side and front 'frame' panels CNC cut from vector files (.ai) that I made from cking's drawings.


    These were made into the box. It looks square but it has the correct sloped sides and is narrower towards Han's head.


    Then a 4-piece polyurethane resin casting of the Illusive Concepts HIC was fitted.


    This was then made nice and the edges were routed as per the drawings.


    The block was then finished, sealed and primed.



    My pattern was then moulded.



    I began casting out the HICs in fibreglass.


    Each one has a timber frame to prevent flex and give wall hanging options.


    Here is my test casting in primer.


    I used Rover Storm Grey as my base coat and then masked off the edges and lightly dusted Toyota Silver Lightning to create a subtle difference between the block and the Han Solo section



    I created a light patina using grate polish to bring out the details.


    Here it is with my control panels attached.










    Here is an pic of the 8 panels.


    Here is my completed 'hero' panel.


    Thanks for looking!

    Neil

  2. #2
    gianco's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    From
    Tenerife, Spain
    Posts
    85

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    WOW! Excellent job!!!!

  3. #3
    burnsy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2010
    From
    London UK
    Posts
    170

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Very good job indeed. The control panels look awesome.

    Where is it gonna be situated in your house?

  4. #4
    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2010
    From
    USAF Utah
    Posts
    5,189

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    I really cant wait to have the $ and time to do one of these...the wifes totally down for letting me too....this is amazing how long have you been working on it?

  5. #5
    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    From
    UK
    Posts
    4,783

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Simply Stunning!!

  6. #6
    batmann539's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2010
    From
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    222

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    WOW... I'm always amazed on how much work and detail goes into many of these projects. Can't say I've seen a start to finish this thurough. Well done.

    Sean

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Feb 2009
    From
    Elstree/London
    Posts
    5

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Thanks guys :-)
    Burnsy, the one above was my test casting and is on Ebay. I am starting again with a new casting and using Philip/Glen's Volvo panels instead of my scratchbuilt panels. My current house in Elstree is too small to hang one of these. I'm moving to Australia in a year so I'll hang it there...missus don't know yet :LOL

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Feb 2009
    From
    Elstree/London
    Posts
    5

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Fett4Real, I started about a year ago, but most of that time the completed pattern was standing in the corner of the lounge collecting dust. Once I found the time (between work commitments) to make the mould, the project picked up in pace. The panels took about a week to make.
    Cheers
    Neil

  9. #9

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Very nice made. How did you make the Han solo shape?

  10. #10
    Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,702

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    What a gorgeous piece. Congrats on making one of the best I've seen!

  11. #11

    Member Since
    Feb 2009
    From
    Elstree/London
    Posts
    5

    Re: My Han Solo in Carbonite from start to finish

    Thanks webchief.
    Jene501, the Han section is cast from the Illusive replica.
    Neil

Similar Threads

  1. ADVICE NEEDED Han solo in carbonite
    By Huntman in forum Han Solo in Carbonite
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Jul 3, 2012, 8:18 PM
  2. Our Han Solo in Carbonite sculpt...
    By WeeQuay in forum Han Solo in Carbonite
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jul 11, 2011, 10:48 PM
  3. Han Solo in carbonite poster
    By Wolfi in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Dec 1, 2010, 1:40 PM
  4. Question: Han solo face carbonite... anyone
    By gbeef in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Nov 23, 2008, 8:58 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •