Original Plaster Sculpting for Barada coin
Kenner's Power of the Force coins were originally sculped at several times the size of the produced coins. While a number of different materials were used to sculpt them, (including wax even), the material of choice seems to have been plaster.

The Barada coin was sculpted from plaster; the coin's image is a positive meaning it has raised detail from the background. A circular etching into the piece shows the sides of the coin. The green material the sculpt is covered in is a mold release material that was added so that the plaster was able to be removed easily from the epoxy applied directly on top to form the "negative" image of the Stage I Hardcopy.

A close-up of the design shows the intricate detail and scale (with a production POTF coin shown). These sculpts are few and far between with only a few confirmed in collector's hands. All are one-of-a-kind and usually show chipping as the plaster used to sculpt them was quite fragile.

Description by: Steve York
Photo: Steve York
From the collection of: Steve York
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Coin


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