Custom Life-Sized Concept Bib Fortuna™ Bust

You can learn more about this incredible project and our client’s experience in this Client Spotlight Review he sent us!

Iconic concept artwork permeates the look of our favorite films and we were thrilled to be asked to interpret one of our favorite artist’s creature designs as a realistic, life sized character bust. An early sketch for Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi gave us an alternate look for Jabba the Hutt™’s majordomo, Bib Fortuna™.  Wearing a cowl and large hat and with a bloated visage, this creature differs substantially from the on-screen character’s look we’re all so used to.  Working with just a single sketch, we interpreted this unique vision for the character as a realistic, 1:1 creature.

Paul Bateman, a former associate and friend of the original artist created several new sketches of this specific look for the character, showing him from alternate views. We then translated that, life-sized in clay, with FX artist Casey Wong as lead sculptor. With the face shaped by hand, molds were made and the head cast in translucent flesh-toned resin, which Tom Spina then hand painted for a realistic look.

The cowl and hat were fabricated in various foam materials and the surfaces coated with flocking to give the look of a real felt hat but in extreme proportions. The cowl was aged and distressed to match the torn edges and rough look in the original inspiration sketch.

As a final touch, a pedestal table was crafted so that the client might pair the two. The table drew inspiration from concept paintings of Jabba™’s palace by the same incredible artist. We chose aged faux stone construction and a detail stripe with otherwordly-looking patterns to reflect his amazing work in this new creation.

Regal Robot is proud to offer custom life-sized Star Wars™ statues and busts! More than made-to-order, these are custom made works of character art created by our studio for specific clients, tailored to their requests and style.  Want to discuss a custom creation for your collection? Fill out the form below to begin the conversation and learn what we can make for you!

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Custom Star Wars Characters and Replicas by Regal Robot

Add character to your space! In addition to creating Star Wars furniture & decor items for fans’ homes, Lucasfilm and Regal Robot have teamed up to offer limited edition and even custom-made official Star Wars busts, statues and replicas. Use the form below to request a life sized statue or bust of your favorite alien, beast or droid, an inspired-by sculpture or a recreation of a maquette or puppet from the films! Bring the saga you love into your home, office or fan cave in ways you never knew were possible!

Due to the time involved in custom creations, we can only take a limited number of these projects each year.  Submit your custom request by filling out the form below to begin the conversation and learn what we can make for you!

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Credits

Additional Concept art by Paul Bateman

Sculpture by Casey Wong, Tom Spina and Sam Martino

Fabrication by Pierre Briel and Sam Martino

Pedestal painted by Melissa Ocampo

Bust painted by Tom Spina

 

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