Curious if there is anything out there that describes how they made the life size figure of Han in Carbonite.

Was it a full body cast, if so how did they get the clothes, or was it an artistic sculpture?

  • I contacted the artist about this. If he is amenable, we could receive a WoG answer.
    – Adamant
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 3:16

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It was a cast (as was Mark Hamil's hand getting cut off). I haven't found any interviews but this tweet says it took 20 mins to make the face as shown

Image: Making the cast on Harrison Ford's face

Fun fact: only Harrison's face was cast. They used a body double for the rest (was the same actor who played Bossk the bounty hunter).

Q: You were the body double for Han Solo in carbonite. How did this came to be?

A: Irvin Kershner had the idea. We were in the props room where they put a shroud over me and two drinking straws through my nose so I could breath. They later cut my face out and put Harrison Ford’s in. Irvin Kershner and I looked at the finished product on the set and Harrison came over. He said he was thinking of turning one of these into a coffee table. I don’t know if he ever did.

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    That's not the coffee table of a carpenter...
    – Mazura
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 7:08
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    IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM! Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 13:59
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    Hamill didn't really cut off his hand? And here I was thinking he was a professional.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 0:46

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