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I-am-Boba-Fett updates us on his Duros 6" head sculpt...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, February 9 2016
"I have a couple of these custom six inch scale Duros resin cast heads available through my ebay store now at the link below. Lots of custom figures and custom resin cast heads up for sale there too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161969908607?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649"

Get em while they last folks!



JDeck just about done...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, February 9 2016
"I got a lot of the final steps done today. I'm calling it about done. But is anything ever really done? I spliced together some SW Miniatures to make the welder, and adjusted the arms on the others. They're about 1/50, so I couldn't mash them, or mix them with 1/48 military figures, like I wanted. The speeder is a little dark, I made the same mistake I made with the x-wing I did a while back, but ehh screw it. I can build an even better one whenever I want. I have some more Hoth officers coming in, so I may replace the pilot with them. Other than that I really like it. Cool thing is, It looks different on three sides. I'll make some adjustments so it has 3 different little mini scenes going on. Its done but not done."

I think it looks great. I liked it so much I ordered one of the Bandai Snowspeeders myself yesterday!



Anovos offers 300 more Stormtrooper Kits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, February 9 2016
"Thank you for your patience during the temporary hiatus in availability of our STAR WARS™ Original Trilogy Stormtrooper armor kits. After reviewing available inventory, we are now releasing approximately 300 more kits at the existing initial public offering price. These are the kit version with completed helmet and can be purchased on our website by clicking here.

After these 300 kits are sold, current orders for in-stock kits will be closed. We will then open a new pre-order window for additional kits slated for an estimated late 2016 delivery. If you wish to have this product in hand prior to the second half of 2016, now is the time to order. Estimated shipment window for in-stock kits is end of Q1. Further updates will be released via newsletter."



JDeck updates us on his Echo Base Hangar Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, February 8 2016
"I've been working on my Echo Base dio. I decaled the Snowspeeder a little and weathered it. I took off some panels and the heat diffuser or whatever you call it. That way it appears to be under extensive modifications, due to the extreme cold. I added a few mechanical greebles to the repulsor lift engines and under one of the air brakes. I received a few of my SW Miniatures in the mail, I'm still waiting for a few more. I still need to paint some props, and permanently hook up some LEDs. I should be finished soon."

It sure looks good to me. I am so going to do this one day.



Ajunta Pall adds to his Custom Mandos...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, February 8 2016
"I'm somewhat overwhelmed with how many customs i have to post, there's a ton left over from 2015 I haven't uploaded and ive been kind of busy of late so please bare with me. Its been fun putting my recent work together and I think some of you will like it. Until then here's some bounty fun :-)

Young Jango Fett v1("Open season" comic Armor)"

This was part of his update I shared yesterday, but I liked that Mandalorian.



BDC41866 is back with give new kit-bashes...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, February 8 2016
"Added one more for today. This is a Weequay Black Sun enforcer. More to come."

I like the looks of this last one he posted. I always like the more to come!



Star Wars meets NFL Football...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, February 8 2016
I remember seeing these Star Wars Themed NFL Football teams a few years ago and thought with Denver's win last night it was time to showcase em again.

My Steelers don't look as good as the Broncos do as Taun Tauns, but it is pretty cool to see your favorite team re-imagined as a Star Wars themed team.

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos and the 2015 Football Season is officially in the books.



Darth Daddy and guests talk about Left on the Shelf...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"Last night "Customs for the Kid" hosted our first video podcast discussing Hasbro Star Wars action figures and how changes to the product line is affecting Star Wars customizers. It will most likely be our only podcast, because we're more customizers than podcasters, but our guests have been discussing this issue with us for a long time now, and we all decided to share our thoughts with a broader audience. Guest list: Sith_fire30, Luke Sprywalker, and Peak-OB1 Custom Creations."

That is a daggone nice guest list. Trust me they are at the heart of this hobby and some of the foremost authorities on customizing.



Ron Hembling finishes up his Secure the Pod Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"Hi All,

Here are a few outdoor pics of the figures on the diorama, sorry for the lack of pics my camera finally decided to call it quits so I have to get a new one.

Ron"

Wow! Talk about one visual masterpiece. The integration of vegetation here was just fantastic.



The Spectre is back with new Daleks!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"I made these Imperial Guard Daleks with the standard manipulator arms (plungers) during my recent NuClassic Daleks project. I had removed the sensor arms from a pair of Imperial Guard Daleks to use for my project and replaced them with the standard plunger arms from the Asylum Daleks I was repainting. I stripped off all of the "weathering" (mix of black and brown washes) from the Asylum arms using 91% Isopropyl alcohol revealing pristine silver plastic underneath.

There were production figures of this Dalek variant released in the 3.75" "Doctor Who" line, but they never made their way to the States so I just made my own."



Sjefke shows his attention to precision...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"Up until now, I've been avoiding Rocket's body. I'm using a Megablock figure, but I've been making adjustment to the arms and legs, hence the need for Ultra-articulated Spider-Man wrists. The elbow looks less bulky. The real problem for me was the legs. In many renderings, Rocket stands on his forefeet, and his ankles don't rest on the ground. That presented a major problem because of his size.

Making a forefoot hinge
I saw this trick on FigureRealm. They feature a tutorial on how to make a hinge in a hand of a six inch scale figure so it could hold items more securely. I gave it a go with 3.75 scale Bilbo Baggins feet, mostly because I liked the sculpt of the toes. I drilled through the feet and ran a thin paper clip through. I pulled out the metal hinge and made my cuts.
These were my planned cuts.
(I've been experimenting with Ibis Paint app)

After making the cuts, i ran metal pin back thru. I had to do some repair work with acrocyanate filler, but I got the joints to swing securely.

Incorporating rare earth magnets
I definitely want to be able to recreate the movie prison riot scene when Rocket stands on Groot's back, but I don't want to go crazy trying to balance one figure on top of another, so I figured putting magnets in the feet was the way to go. These magnets are 1 mm diameter and 0.5 mm thick. There are larger stronger magnets in Groot's arm and back.

Here's a pic of Rocket's foot on Groot's right arm.

Fabricating rocker ankles
This is where that Ultra-articulated Spidey wrist comes in. I needed something really small and that ball joint is the smallest I know of, even smaller than an Ahsoka Tano ankle. I cut the ankle and then bored it hollow with a Dremel.

It was a tight fit. There was so little plastic left that the light was shining through the flesh colored paint to the inside. I filled the foot with a tiny amount of fast curing marine plastic repair resin.

So there it is, the smallest foot with a ball jointed rocker ankle and a hinged forefoot I could make. It's rough and needs some serious finishing, but they both work. The next step is attaching the ankles to the knees.

Thanks Yarders."

Folks the varied techniques here I just had to post. It is amazing to see what he has fabricated. Rock on Jeff!



Clone Troopr is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"Remember the really cool Sith Acolytes from the Old Republic game trailers? I found a head that someone made and was selling online, and knew I had to use it to make this figure. It came in a flesh color, which was rather chuckle-worthy, but I definitely had fun making this figure. The most complicated part, surprisingly, was the cloak."

Click on through to see how he created one tough custom.



Ajunta Pall is back with a new four pack...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"I'm somewhat overwhelmed with how many customs i have to post, there's a ton left over from 2015 I haven't uploaded and ive been kind of busy of late so please bare with me. Its been fun putting my recent work together and I think some of you will like it. Until then here's some bounty fun

1) Young Jango Fett v1("Open season" comic Armor)
2) Ubese Bountu Hunter (fan fiction)
3) Trandoshan Bounty Hunter (fan fiction)
4) Nico Okarr (Knights of the republic video game)"

I am liking the regular updates too. I was pretty partial to that Trandoshan. I think there is a ton of figures Hasbro needs to do from The Clone Wars by Filoni for the Trando vs. Wookies Mini-Series.



Tonphanan back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"Star Wars: Dark Forces - Death of Kyle Morgan"

His customs update recreates some artwork for this particular novel. It seems so spot on to me. Gruesome stuff, but once again spot on with the art he was working from.



DaBooma shows us a Rebel Pilot WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, February 7 2016
"I'm working on a Rebel pilot as well, but trying to find the right vest, or a cast of Renegades Airtight's vest."

He has also shown us a parts list for his last creation. I am telling you this Marauder Stuff is looking pretty daggone nice to the ole Tamer!


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