Grand Moff Tarkin Looks Amazing In 2011

Grand Moff Tarkin Looks Amazing In 2011

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When Kotaku posted these pics from 2011 of Stars Wars villain Grand Moff Tarkin with the headline “You Will Not Believe These Star Wars Pictures Are Real”, I believed them. So lifelike, so realistic, despite the fact that Peter Cushing, who played Tarkin in A New Hope, died in 1994. So how were these pics taken?

It turns out that Tarkin is actually an ├╝ber-lifelike sculpture, created by artist Jordu Schell. Made from silicone with glass eyes and hand-punched hair follicles, the sculpture is so detailed you can actually see every crease and every spot on Tarkin’s head.

Wow. Just wow.

[Muddy Colors via Kotaku]
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