As mentioned in episode 4 of the podcast, I’ve been working on some cantina customs, including Holiday Special customs. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Leanne looked at me and said “Oh my god… you’re not going to make Harvey Korman next, are you?” I smiled back at her. “I wasn’t planning to…”
In these shots you can see a few custom figures I made of obscure Star Wars characters. There are the two Duros on the left, the one of the right being my simple version of Baniss Keeg (who happened to be female). In the center you can see Tork (the bouncer), Ackmena (Bea Arthur) and Ackmena’s little Sidekick. Behind them Wuher serves drinks. In the back of the picture is a guy who looks like he’s from the coast guard. That’s Gela Yeens, one of Declan Jabba’s goons. He’s conversing with another goon called Boelo. I also made Mosep, the little walrus guy in a red uniform. He’s supposed to be Jabba’s accountant. In the second photo, Han is hitting on Jenny, inspired by the cut Cantina scene where the two make out in a booth.
A pet peeve of mine is the confusion of how many band members made up the Modal Nodes. I am in the process of creating the drum set for the unreleased figure, but I’ve collected the full band PLUS custom made the additional Bith patron. That makes a total of eight Bith aliens in the cantina during the original film.
I’m working on the Tonnika Sisters, the Corellian Pirate, Ubiquitous Man, Walrus Man #2, Solomahal, Arleil Schous, Chalmun etc. If anyone is interested, I have also completed Declan Jabba and his goons from the Docking Bay 94 debt collecting scene. Let me know.