Welcome to the Yards
legal disclaimer of non affiliation with any official Star Wars Website
Check out the message boards at Imperial Shipyards
Meet the Staff of Imperial Shipyards
Interviews, Q and A's, etc. of Star Wars VIP's
Frequently Asked Questions here at the Yards
Major Star Wars Website Links
Follow us on Twitter!
Like us on Facebook!
Watch us on YouTube!
Have news not posted? Send in a report!

Big Bad Toy Store
Entertainment Earth

Sideshow Collectibles
Amazon.com and you're done!
Find it on Ebay!

affiliate sites
Jedi Temple Archives
Collectors Cantina

Get your Rogue One from Entertainment Earth!

Ron Hembling finishes his latest Trek Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 26 2017
"Hi All,

The Trek dio is now complete and here are my usual out door pics. I have repainted the figures heads, hands, equipment and boots. Once dry I used a gloss varnish on the eyes, lips and boots.


Ron just knows good work period.

Stan introduces us to a new customizer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 26 2017
"I just purchase these kits from a designer name Izzy Mel, he works just blow me away, had to share with everyone on shipyards. He quality is nothing I have seen before. Since Hasbro won't do this so grateful to add this to my collection."

Now that is some awesome stuff!

Talonreap back with a Gregor...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 26 2017
"Hey again, here's the last of my clone customs. I tried to save the best for last! This is Clone Captain Gregor, a Commando who fought at the Battle of Sarrish and was featured in Season 5 of the Clone Wars show.

The figure is Boss, and I gave him a base coat of Skull White, then dry brushed layers of Codex Gray and Mechanicus Standard Gray to give him the weathered look. The yellow markings are Yriel Yellow, and the black is Chaos Black. I hope to one day get a Clone Wars-style backpack for him, as I don't prefer the utility pack the Boss figure came with.

Thanks again for all the feedback on my customs, and I hope you enjoyed some of the Clone Wars content!"

I know I sure did. I miss the Clones!

Mr. Black is back with new work!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 26 2017
"Once again, a long hiatus is behind me and I'm back at it. Actually, my return to this great world and community was motivated by fellow Yarder and customizer bornvirgo93 who contacted me about a new commissioned figure Aayla Secura, as seen in the Republic comics. Currently sculpting like crazy on an amazing HACKS female body he supplied:"

It is great to see Remco back kicking the tires!

Ron Hembling back with a new Kirk Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 25 2017
"Hi All,

The base is now done and I just need to repaint the figures and equipment.

The ground work was given two light dry brushed of Vallejo Beige Brown and the two light dry brushes of Vallejo Beige Brown and Army Painter Flat White.

The bushes are from Woodland Scenics and the small tufts of grass are from Army Painter and the creeping vines are from MiniNatur.


Looks pretty awesome to me!

Finley002 back with an eye decal update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 25 2017
"Hey everybody, Just thought that I would do a follow-up post regarding the laser printed decal option for face customization... As mentioned before, it's a delicate process (decal paper can be easily torn while re-positioning). But now that I've gotten the hang of it, it will definitely be my primary method of customizing faces."

It is nice to always have options!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa gives his take on the Rathtar...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 25 2017
"Rathtar W/Bala-Tik Review:

The Rathtar W/Bala-Tik falls into the
new $19.99 MSRP "Beast" assortment. If you take the pack-in figure to be a $7-$8 value, this places the Rathtar at a $12-$13 price range which is fair for what you get."

That is the just the start of his very thorough review.

Panther starts a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 25 2017
"After sanding down the base of the outpost, I stuck on four posts for roof with an adjoining beam between them. Then taking a piece of foam board and slicing it in half to reduce the thickness, I stuck in some corrugated card on top.

I decided to leave this until tomorrow to paint and work on the landscape.
Taking some insulation board and cutting some lengths to build up the height, using filler along the edges.

The bottom layer is going to be a river and I've ordered the stuff to make it but if it doesn't arrive on time then I'll turn this into a road. The brick wall will go on the middle level and the outpost will be placed on top level.

Filler was used around the edges of the base to cover up the layers of foam board. While the filler is drying, first coats of paint have been applied to the brick wall and Outpost."

He is off and running on this new one already!

Thank the Maker shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 25 2017
I have been out this weekend for a small family vacation and have come back to find some great new updates on our Facebook Page. Here is one more:

Panther calls the Arishikage Dio complete...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, September 23 2017
He has given us his final images. This is definitely one great diorama.

Tankster Innovations still doing awesome things...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, September 23 2017
Like I said I was doing some FB perusing last night and saw this behemoth. Daggone that looks fantastic. Can't you just seen an entire movie centering on this!

Facebook Friday Roving...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, September 23 2017
I had a few minutes last evening to just peruse my Facebook Feed and saw some really neat things, this design from Four Horseman being one of them.

Panther almost there...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, September 22 2017
"Having a little spare time I have managed to fix the Tiger Claw swords to their backing boards and mounted them on the back wall. I have painted the sword handles and applied another coat of black gloss to the sword rack.

Hopefully by the time I get home from work this evening I will be able to fix the swords to rack, take final photos over the weekend and call this project finished."

What a great project. And he said this was just a kind of test bed for a new project!

Big Bad Toy Store sends Black Series Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, September 22 2017
"Star Wars Black Wave 25

This new wave features Jaina Solo, Resistance Tech Rose, Supreme Leader Snoke and a variety of repacked figures from earlier waves. We have the three new figures available as a set for $69.99, singles at $24.99, and the full case of eight at $159.99."

No pesky waiting in lines and man do they know how to ship your order safely!

REBELS Schedule Up!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, September 22 2017
Kinda said to type its the final season, but the episode detail is now up for your perusal from the official site!

HASCON REX is up for order early on a Friday Morning...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, September 22 2017
It sold out in about 45 minutes on Thursday around 10 AM, but I was just checking the link and see it is available to add to cart and I was just able to order 2! Click here to go gets yours before they sell out!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, September 21 2017
The 7th series of Ghostbusters Select action figures feature highly accurate renditions of Slime-Blower Winston Zeddemore, Grey Outfit Egon Spengler and the never-before-made Janosz Poha, museum curator and servant of Vigo!
Each figure comes with a piece of the Ghostbusters firehouse diorama! Collect all 15 figures in Series 6-10 to build the front doors and sign of the 'Busters HQ!

The World's Greatest Merc with a Mouth is going back in time again! Due to the incredible popularity of his first Retro Cloth set, DST is dressing DP up in three new outfits for his second set! A modern Marvel NOW-style Deadpool comes packaged in a 1970s-style window box, but he also comes packed with two more interchangeable outfits: his black-on-red Weapon X look and an authentic pirate costume, for swashbuckling adventures and rare variant covers! $69.99

These 1/6 scale astromechs look like theyíve just rolled off the big screen! For added realism, BB-8 and BB-9E feature LED light-up functions, painted weathering effects, and magnetically-attached heads on their specially crafted spherical bodies that have self-balancing mechanisms! $102.99 Each

The Luke Skywalker figure features multiple points of articulation, while the X-34 Landspeeder vehicle includes a clear stand for display. Collect all Star Wars: The Black Series figures, vehicles, and more to expand and enhance any Star Wars collection! $64.99

These 1/18 scale fully painted figures and vehicles feature highly detailed weathering effects, accessories, and weapons.

Listen to Lucasclones and Tamer talk customs on our Podcast Page!

View Custom, Diorama, Events, and other various Thumbnail Galleries!

Our Current Contest Gallery

X-Wing Alliance by Hangarbay94!

See our previous Hasbro Question and Answer Sessions!

Imperial Review Section of Imperial Shipyards!
Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the 6
JDeck reviews the 6
The Spectre reviews the create your own Zombie Kit!
Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the 6
The Spectre reviews the 3.75
The Spectre reviews the 3.75
Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the 6
Legion078 reviews the Wal-Mart Exclusive Black Series AT-ST!
Yours truly reviews the new SDCC 2015 First Order Trooper!
Our pal Mr. Black reviews the new Black Series Six Inch Clone Trooper!
Our pal Mr. Black reviews the new Black Series Snowtrooper Commander!
our friend Sith Fire 30 reviews the new San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive Jabba the Hutt
our friend Sith Fire 30 reviews the new 6
Yours truly reviews the new 6 inch Black Series Boba Fett
link to the Imperial Review Archives Page

News Archive

website security