April 27, 2017 – Over the years, we have featured some custom-built Star Wars vehicles and themed sets made by model-builder David Styles of Colorado.
Some of the more complex creations have included:
Best of all, each vehicle or themed environment is compatible with your 3.75-inch action figures. The scaled proportions allow you to pose your vintage Star Wars figures in any number of configurations.
In keeping with that interactive tradition, David Styles’ newest custom-built creation is Jabba’s Palace and Rancor Cave. This is no easy feat considering how much larger the themed environment must be to accommodate the large Jabba and an even larger Rancor Monster.
A Two-in-One Combined Environment
The model set pictured below was built for a Singaporean customer. (Yes, David Styles does accept custom requests.) The detailed Jabba’s Palace and Rancor Cave are really two playsets, one stacked upon the other.
The dimensions are 48″L x 24″W x 30″H (122cm L x 61cm W x 76cm H), large enough to fit most all of Jabba the Hutt’s entourage.
The palace is made of cardboard and foam core with resin grates that allow light into the throne, cave and trophy areas. David added, “I painted the palace walls with a coarse texture acrylic paint to give it a sand/stone look. For this diorama, the fan I made it for is going to paint the weathering and aging on the walls, install the TaunTaun heads in the Trophy Room and install the controls panels in the caves.”
Special Features and Details
The grand cave also features a smaller cave for Luke to hide in while the Rancor eats any unfortunate Gamorrean Guards or Twi’lek dancers.
As for the bones and skeletons, David says they are remnants from Halloween. You can find them seasonally at your local craft store, drug store or thrift shop such as Dollar General or Dollar Store.
For direct inquiries, you can email David Styles at this link.