Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sideshow To Debut Life-Size K-2SO At SDCC

By: Benjamin Hart

One of the standout, fan favorite characters in last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the reprogrammed Imperial enforcer Droid K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk. Now, have you ever dreamed of having your very own Kaytoo to take home? The folks at Sideshow Collectibles are making that dream a reality.

StarWars.com announced today that the company is getting ready to introduce a life-size K-2SO figure this weekend at San Diego Comic Con. The 1:1 scale statue will be on display at Sideshow's booth(#1929) on the SDCC showfloor for all attendees to see. They also confirm that a 1:4 scale K-2SO figure is also in production for those who want a smaller version of the droid. If you're interested in this and other Sideshow products, be sure to attend the Star Wars Collectibles at SDCC on Friday.

StarWars.com's Dan Brooks conducted an interview with Sideshow project manager Matt Bischof where he revealed some details about this incredible figure. You can read an excerpt from the interview below, along with some behind the scenes photos:

StarWars.com: What else can you tell us about the process? Did you use photo reference from Lucasfilm or anything like that?

Matt Bischof: We worked directly with Lucasfilm to obtain the reference very early on. But since the character was entirely computer-generated, he went through several minor iterations and adjustments during the making of the movie. It was nothing major, but there were some minor tweaks between what we first saw and what we ended up seeing on the screen. We didn’t see any physical 3D props; we worked from images supplied by our friends at Lucasfilm, and therefore Aaron’s sculptural work was based entirely on the reference we received.

I think this actually highlights Aaron’s amazing ability to extract those really small details — it’s truly amazing how much he could analyze and extract from those reference images. He spent countless hours poring over that reference material, figuring out how this cool droid fit together and moved.

The base was also a fun challenge. We spent hours going through the reference material to try and get the colors correct, then once he was based out, Anthony went to work to come up with a custom weathering deco scheme.

Source: StarWars.com

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