Friday, June 2, 2017

"Braconnor Bakiska aka Fu Manchu" created by Darth Daddy

Braconnor Bakiska was a male of the Stennes species who lived during the time of the Galactic Civil War. During the year 0 BBY, Bakiska was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, located in Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. Braconnor Bakiska was sitting inside the entrance to the cantina when the former moisture farmer Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi came to the cantina looking for a pilot to take them to the planet Alderaan. During that time, Bakiska sat at a table with the Defel Arleil Schous, the Advozsec Bom Vimdin, the Arconan Hem Dazon, and the Siniteen Pons Limbic. Some fan somewhere came up with the moniker, “Fu Manchu” for this guy, based on his rather unimpressive mustache dangling from his upper lip. 

We sculpted down a Firespeeder Pilot (Battle of Coruscant) action figure from the Saga Collection with a Dremel to remove all of the strapping and reduce the size of the head peg.  After we painted the hood from the Sandstorm Luke Skywalker action figure to recreate the character's wardrobe for this one.  The head is a cast of a sculpt by the extremely talented artist Evergrey that I was fortunate enough to acquire from a close friend. All we had to do was paint the head to complete the figure.


"Braconnor Bakiska
aka Fu Manchu"
created by Darth Daddy