Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Star Wars Kubb Set

My sister, an avid fan of any and all sports, games, and outdoor activities, asked me if I would be able to transform a plain KUBB set into a Star Wars themed version. She found a photo online to use as inspiration and then set me loose...
I've never played Kubb, never heard of Kubb, but I agreed. I was a bit surprised to see that there were so many parts! I read up on the game and then got started.
The tall block would be Darth Vader, and the tall cylinders would be light sabers. The 10 rectangular blocks were to be divided into 2 teams - Rebel Forces (the good guys) and the Stormtroopers (the bad guys).
 First, I made the light sabers. They were easy enough. I used painter's tape to mark off the handle and painted it black. Then, I made three green and the other three red.
The stormtroopers were easy. I painted them three coats of white, then sketched out the faces. I did this on all five blocks. The stormtroopers were done.
Then, for the five Rebel forces, I made one into Leia...
 And four red team leaders...
Darth Vader was easy enough to do. I painted him all black, then added detailing in white, gray, red, green.
I sealed them with three coats of clear varnish and then packed them up to be delivered to M this weekend.
But before they get leave, I had a little fun with some photo shoots:
on Tatooine...
Inside a starship...
Trying to capture Luke, Obi-Wan, & Chewbacca
Lord Vader leading his prisoner through the halls of the ship.
Rebel forces getting ready to roll.

* I used Martha Stewart High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint and a clear coat polyurethane gloss to protect the pieces.


Cassandra McIntosh said...

What kind of paint did you use?
Love this idea!

DannyB said...

Martha Steward Hi Gloss Craft Paint, acrylic, that I found at Michaels Crafts. I used 2- 3 coats, as needed to give full coverage. I then added 3 -4 layers of clear polyurethane to protect the pieces.