Galaxy Quest Models
Joe Brown's Garignak

Gar 01.jpg (35061 bytes)Gar 02.jpg (37518 bytes)By using sheet insulation foam (common building supply, used to insulate walls), decide what size you want Garignak to be.  I used 1/35 scale, because I planned on using a plastic army man figure as Jason Nesmith's character; that made Garignak about 10 & 1/2 inches tall.

Gar 03.jpg (32382 bytes)Gar 04.jpg (36027 bytes)By breaking the foam into chunks, you make the main 'rocks' that Garignak is composed of.  I used mainly my fingernails to roughen up the edges of the foam!  Foam can be stuck together with low-temp hot-melt glue, white glue, or "Slo-Zap" CA glue.  Regular model glues and superglues melt foam!  I used small, stiff pieces of wire to string rocks into arms and legs, and then used acrylic paints to get a fairly close color match to Garignak's on-screen appearance (enamel paints also eat the foam).


Gar 05.jpg (29379 bytes)Many figure modelers will spend dozens of hours (sometimes hundreds of hours!) getting a figure model done 'right'.  Garignak took less than $10, and was completely finished in 5 hours.  This model won Second Place, Sci-Fi Movie Figures and monsters category, at the Atlanta IPMS model show, Feb. 2, 2002!

Joe Brown

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