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Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Hi All,

Straight onto the next project and this time I'm going to make a 1/12 AT-PT, I will be making it out of foam board and plastic sheet and greeblies so here is the start of it.


This one is gonna be over the top too!

The Spectre shows us the "Skull Mound" of Tolkein III...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"On the Outer Rim World of Tolkien III, and ancient evil "wizard" used his sheer force of will to corrupt and sculpt the landscape to his whim, raising a stone mound from which to rule over his empire. His twisted psyche carved the stones of the mound in the images of skulls and he crafted himself a foreboding skull topped throne. A bronzoid door leads to a black and dank dungeon while cyclopean steps lead to the upper throne level.

This is just a fragment of the full story as I still have to build and paint the evil "wizard", his followers and his subjects. The H.A.C.K.S. figure is just a stand in to show scale."

Wow, this is an evil masterpiece. Wow Dan!

Darth Daddy revisits two custom figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Revisited two older figures that annoyed me every time I looked at them. I finally put these two to bed. Readjusted the headsculpt on Bo Katan and on Ione Marcy. Also made adjustments to Ione Marcy's torso and gave her knee articulation too."

I like the look of em.

Gold Leader One paints up an MM Falcon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"I recently picked up the Micro Machines Falcon playset that transforms into Jakku. I got it for $11 on clearance at Walmart. With how cheap it is I figured I'd use it for custom purposes. Just trying to test weathering it, giving it a battle worn look. I just did a simple dry brush with black and added in some silver marks as a blast effect.

Just wanted to get some opinions on how it looks. Constructive criticism is welcomed as this is my first time doing this so just looking to get all the help I can. Thanks!"

Wow, now thats a deal on the set. I like the look of it!

Sideshow previews Premium Format Darth Maul...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
Wow that looks good. Click here for the full size image reveal. There is also a place there to enter a drawing to win one of these!

Dan keys us in on new Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
They announced new figures at MegaCon today. Thank You to our intrepid reporter, Dan The Spectre Kosa for keeping us aware of such cool things!

Look to our Facebook Page for other MegaCon News as Dan reveals it.

Anovos announces not at the con deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
The image above pretty much speaks for itself. Here is your link to get started!

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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"Do or do not. There is no try." Jedi Master Yoda was the wisest and most powerful of all Jedi. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It features two newly developed head sculpts, a specially developed body, finely tailored costume, a range of detailed accessories including a cane, crate container, small lamp, LED-light up power unit, and Dagobah diorama figure base with rocks. $199.99

We have just listed some cool new import items including S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider W Cyclone Joker, S.H. Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha from Naruto, Tamashii Effect Wind in Green & Violet, Star Wars Egg Attack R2-D2 and C-3PO, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hybrid Metal Set of 4.

Diamond Comics just announced their huge list of exclusives for SDCC 2016 and it features Ghostbusters Select Marshmallow Peter Venkman, Marvel Gallery Captain Marvel and Unmasked Spider-Gwen, a flocked and scented Pop! Swamp Thing, Marvel Now! Emma Frost White Costume ArtFX+, DC Bombshells Vinyl Noir Catwoman and Noir Wonder Woman figures, Daredevil Minimates, Batman The Animated Series Batman Logo Bust, and so much more!

From a galaxy far, far away, your favorite Episode 7 droid comes to life from JAKKS Pacific. Inspired by the Star Wars film The Force Awakens film, BB-8 stands 18" tall (in scale to other 31" figures) and is highly detailed. He includes lights, sounds, and spinning dome. Open his chest compartment to reveal a real working tech arm! $64.99

The First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure continues Sideshow’s adventure in the universe of The Force Awakens. This screen accurate collectible features the sleekly designed armor and helmet of the most feared fighting force in the Galaxy and also wields his blaster rifle. $499.99

Added some resources for our latest custom challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
I have a few messages from folks who were wanting some idea of where they could find parts and resources to build their Heavy Gunner so I quickly scrounged up the following:

Resources for parts and supplies:

eBay TESB Snow Trooper Link

eBay AT-AT Driver Link

Amazon Snow Trooper Link

Amazon AT-AT Driver Link

If anyone else finds great deals, email or pm me and I can get em listed. Figured that might help some folks out as the Snow Trooper and the AT-AT Driver are probably gonna be the base figures most folks use.

Commander Kurgan is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"Finally! I foud some time to continue on my project.
Since my focus is now fully on Rogue One, here are some more Rebel troops."

It was great to see him back with a custom figure post!

Ron Hembling finishes up his Tatooine Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
He gives us his usual outdoor images for the Probe Droid with Sandtrooper Tatooine Diorama. His project just unhinge the jaw. Once again he has multiple posts so make sure you scroll down to see em all, especially that probe droid!

JDeck shows us his progress on his AT-CRAB...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"I think its the most practical use of an AT-TE, for the Rebels. I'm not sure what to call this contraption, I was thinking The C.R.A.B. (Construction. Recovery. Armored. Base-defender.). I went ahead and threw together the crane frame. Its made of model kit frames, attached to key structural parts of the vehicle. Now that the hard part is done, all the other parts should fit as intended."

I can't wait to see this one finished. Such a cool concept!

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"I could have thought of this day a bit earlier to shoot a pic of my custom 12backs...or some more Star Wars figures...but alas, I spent my time working on two more ESB figures. Well, happy Birthday to Star Wars, anyway...

So now, let's switch over to the icy wastes of Hoth, where Rebels and Imperials are battling it out in a fierce fight. ;) I thought it fitting to complete these two together somehow...

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

Legacy Rebel Hoth Soldier, new head and modified helmet/scarf combo, artillery remote from the "Search for Luke Skywalker" figure set, partially repainted
Real happy I found the original source pic for Kenner's vintage Rebel Soldier, as well. That way I could "demirror" it (the Grenades are now on the right side, literally) for my cardback...

ESB - Snowtrooper Commander

Black Series figure, modified helmet (discs), partially repainted (especially gloss varnish for helmet and armor)"

Celebration VIII Tickets are up for order!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
Live as of noon today you can purchase your tickets for Star Wars Celebration 8 in Orlando, FL for April 13 - 16, 2017!

"Tickets purchased on Wednesday, May 25 must be ordered online. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone.

Kids Tickets are only valid for Kids ages 6-12.

All tickets are limited in number. To assure your place in Star Wars Celebration, please book online in advance.

Tickets will be more expensive at the door -- if not sold out entirely.

Star Wars Celebration Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-upgradeable and non-resellable.

* Preshow prices above do not include state and local taxes. Taxes will be added to your Ticket purchase during checkout.

** Ticket prices will increase to onsite prices on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:00 PM Eastern time. Onsite Ticket prices listed here also include the sales tax that will be charged at time of purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep things fair, we currently have a limit of two (2) Jedi Master VIP Tickets per order. There is a limit of four (4) Tickets per Single Day or Multi-Day Ticket types. You cannot purchase more than twelve (12) Tickets total per order. If we determine that you are ordering under different names and multiple addresses, all of your orders will be cancelled immediately. Any and all scalpers that are identified will have their order(s) cancelled and Ticket(s) voided."

I.M.P.S. Chapter 2 the Norca System...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
Talk about the inspiration behind our latest custom challenge. I could watch the opening scene on this movie a hundred times (maybe I already have!). Anyhew, about 13 minutes in you will see the Heavy Door Gunners that are the characters selected by the Yarders for the latest custom challenge. Details here.

Don't forget to look at some of the great reference projects by Ron Hembling who I think might like this character almost as much as I!

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