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Imperial Creative Engineering => Custom Vehicles => Topic started by: Goldleaderone on September 25, 2009, 03:56:16 PM

Title: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 25, 2009, 03:56:16 PM
Here you will find my custom vehicles, most of them Action Fleets. Occasionally I will do some large scale customs.


ACTION FLEETS

Partisan X-wing (Rogue One):  Completed
Blue Leader X-wing with Antoc Merrick and astromech:  To Do
Red Leader X-wing with Garven Dreis and R5-K6:  Completed
John Branon's Red Four X-wing:  To Do
Wedge Antilles' Red Leader X-Wing (Battle of Endor):  Completed
Hobbie's Red Four X-Wing:  Completed
Corran Horn's X-Wing (CorSec colors):  Completed
Sandspeeder:  Completed
Lt. Lepira's Gold Four Y-Wing (Battle of Yavin):  Completed
Hortan Salm's Gray Leader Y-Wing (Battle of Endor):  Completed
Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens:  Completed

TIE Fighter from The Force Awakens:  Completed
TIE Experimental M2:  To Do  http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Experimental_M2 (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Experimental_M2)
TIE Experimental M3:  Completed
White TIE Fighter (A New Hope Version)Completed
TIE Avenger:  Completed
Shadow AT-AT Walker:  Completed
Imperial Trooper Transport:  Completed/Needs touchups
Baron Fel's TIE Interceptor:  Completed
Royal Guard TIE Interceptor:  Completed

Blue Cloud Car (Ralph McQuarrie Concept Design):  Completed
T-Wing:  Completed
TYE-Wing:  Completed


LARGE SCALE

POTF A-Wings - Gold, Blue and Green Squadrons:  Completed
Corran Horn's X-Wing (CorSec colors) based on AF version:  Completed
Blue Squadron Y-Wing (from SOTE):  Completed
Dash Rendar's (updated) Outrider:  In Progress
Vintage Collection 2010 Snowspeeder - red/orange markings:  Completed
Resistance Red Squadron X-wing:  Completed


OTHER

Imperial Star Destroyer (2004 Hallmark Ornament converted to Action Fleet size):  Completed
TIE Droid (resin kit in scale with Action Fleet TIEs):  Completed



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Power of the Force A-Wings, customized into Blue, Green and Gold Squadrons.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rgbgaw.jpg)


Action Fleet Baron Fel TIE Interceptor

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/bfti2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/bfti1.jpg)


More to come!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DS-61-2 on September 25, 2009, 04:53:49 PM
very nice work dave, those a wings are great and the blood stripe looks perfect on the 181st
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Phatty on September 25, 2009, 05:43:38 PM
Very nice work!  I've been wanting to do a 3 3/4 scale A-Wing in Yellow like that!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 25, 2009, 07:27:59 PM
Very nice work!  I've been wanting to do a 3 3/4 scale A-Wing in Yellow like that!

Thanks, although I wasn't too happy with how it turned out. The yellow seemed a bit too bright.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on September 25, 2009, 08:26:43 PM
Those a- wings turned out nice, red 2
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 26, 2009, 03:38:49 AM
Action Fleet Sandspeeder. Based on the Titanium version.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4568.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4572.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4570.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4569.jpg)
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on September 26, 2009, 05:27:46 AM
I like that royal guard tie.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: StenHunter on September 26, 2009, 06:36:49 PM
great job on these R2!! I love the A wings
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 27, 2009, 12:32:31 PM
More Action Fleets

Hobbie's Red 4 X-Wing. Used nail polish remover to take off 1 stripe off each wing.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4578.jpg)


TYE-Wing. Still would like to go back to this one day and touch up

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tyew.jpg)
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on September 27, 2009, 12:44:30 PM
very nice dude!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on September 27, 2009, 12:54:33 PM
good move on the nail polish remover. Man, that tie wing just rocks!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DS-61-2 on September 27, 2009, 02:48:31 PM
Nice did you happen to get that X-wing you were talking about the other day on Ebay or has it not ended yet I hope you get it.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 27, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
Nice did you happen to get that X-wing you were talking about the other day on Ebay or has it not ended yet I hope you get it.


No I didn't get it, I was outbid by 50 cents   >:(
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 27, 2009, 05:30:27 PM
The A wings look fantastic, in fact everything looks really excellent.

Great post Red_Two
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DS-61-2 on September 27, 2009, 05:45:31 PM
50 cents what a bummer, you should do a vlog about it that sux man
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: StenHunter on September 27, 2009, 06:19:06 PM
I love the tie ugly!! I have the Y wing, but don't have any tie's to try and recreate my own... =(

Great work though on all of these. I am going to primer my Cruiser tonight and start painting it this week. I have filled in the screw holes with epoxy as well as the small rectangular hole under the bridge.

 I haven't decided on a color yet, but I was going to go for forest green, or a similar but lighter blue to yours.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 27, 2009, 07:55:29 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. Believe it or not, these customs were when I just started. I've found out that customizing can kill some time when you're bored and is very relaxing. Anyway, a few more Action Fleets here:


Shadow AT-AT Walker, based off the titanium version

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/satat.jpg)


Imperial Trooper Transport. Based off a similar ship seen in the first level of Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike

N/A


This custom is actually really useful for me too. I still have that side compartment you see in the picture. I use that to store my extra Imperial Action Fleet figures so I don't lose them. I still need to touch this one up as well, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do for the bottom where the legs used to be.


More to come soon!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on September 27, 2009, 08:55:53 PM
Cool. It looks like it could use some tractor treads, perhaps 4 sets with road wheels and suspension like a sandcrawler.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DocOutlands on September 28, 2009, 06:22:58 AM
Or the directable nozzles from a Harrier...
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on September 29, 2009, 07:37:50 AM
I like the sandcraweler tank tread idea.

a cheap way to pull that off would be get online and look up some papercraft print outs of the sandcrawler and build just the tank treads and glue them to it.

Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 01, 2009, 08:58:18 AM
Red Two you have some awesome vehicles here. I love that Ugly and can't wait to see what you do with this last one.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 14, 2009, 10:59:17 AM
Horton Salm's Y-Wing from the Battle of Endor (Gray Leader)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4565.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4567.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4566.jpg)
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 14, 2009, 02:18:41 PM
LOVE IT!

I've got a ton of action fleet ships coming in the mail this week and can't wait to get them here.

I'm going to have a couple extra walkers too and I think I'm going to emulate your walker/shuttle project and see what I can come up with!

keep em comming! you know you'll have one devoted follower looking at these! ;) I love my action fleets... ;D
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 14, 2009, 02:48:50 PM
Nice looking repaints. I love the action fleet ships!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: StenHunter on October 14, 2009, 07:04:43 PM
After we get all of these painted up we should take a few pics at an agreed upon angle. Then we can have Jules Photoshop them all into a grand fleet =)
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on October 14, 2009, 07:23:40 PM
Now that is a good idea.
  Nice y-wing, Red 2.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 14, 2009, 07:47:24 PM
After we get all of these painted up we should take a few pics at an agreed upon angle. Then we can have Jules Photoshop them all into a grand fleet =)

I LOVE that idea.  heck those who have done 1:18th custom ships could do the same thing.

I've been toying with the idea of a 360 degree rotating "lazy susan" figure display stand.  In theory I'd be able to turn the figure 360 deg and get an immage from every angle.  This would be great for the guys doing dio stories and photo-novels.  Having one figure with several poses in a 360 degree rotational set of immages would make choosing poses and manipulating immages a breeze...

not to mention it'd be a fun way to videotape a figure for a youtube presentation!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 14, 2009, 08:24:20 PM
Awesome, good idea. I'm up for it.   8)
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: TheCloneCommander on October 17, 2009, 07:57:35 AM
umm i think i had that idea for the shadow gunships lol that are on here
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DocOutlands on October 22, 2009, 09:03:03 PM
Some ideas are too good to NOT have!!  parallel development and all that.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: jtrooper on October 24, 2009, 08:48:54 AM
Man, all you guy's are brave to modify and paint these vehicles great job
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on October 24, 2009, 09:29:04 AM
dave  awesome customs mate!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: dana.raye.smith on October 25, 2009, 07:58:22 PM
Just on a whim, I looked at rotating display stuff big enought to fit a Gunship or maybe an ATTE.....
They wanted almost as much as the ships cost.... For a rotating cart for seasonings in your cupboard?
And my wife has a few already?They are a little small for my gunship, but that could be modified for under $1....
I have got just the right size scraps from a sheet of 3/8 inch plywood in the garage.... and a hand saw to cut it.... might need a soda when I am done....
And she caught me......  and I had better try this while she is not at home.....
Maybe tomorrow morning....
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: dana.raye.smith on October 25, 2009, 08:00:54 PM
OH.... almost forgot.....
I am loving the vehicle repaints and modifications.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 25, 2009, 08:04:45 PM
DRS, I was thinking about doing the same thing so that I could pose a figure and then take 360 degree photos without moving my camera or the figure.... Or take a 360 degree rotating video of the figure or ship to display on youtube.

it's a great Idea to use a lazy susan... that's what my dad suggested lol.  great minds all think alike I guess...

let us know how it goes with yours!

and the vehicle repaints are great RED-two.  I can't wait to bust out the several action fleet models I want to do!  my creative drive is itching!
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 26, 2009, 02:23:06 PM
Alright before I post this, just want to say don't get your hopes up on this one lol. A fellow reviewer (who will remain anonymous) and I were working on a combined project: Action Fleet Outrider. He would do the kit-bashing, and I would do the painting. For ships, we used the B-Wing and Millennium Falcon. I sent the 2 ships to him back in February. A few weeks ago his pc died and he needed a new one, I haven't heard from him since. Everytime I would ask about it he either doesn't answer me or says he lost the stuff. It sucks because I paid for those 2 ships, as well as the shipping to him.  Anyway, here's what we had so far.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars%20Customs/outriderscratch.jpg)

I was really looking forward to painting it too. Oh well.  :(
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on October 26, 2009, 02:39:57 PM
i know all about this and it sucks
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 26, 2009, 03:47:37 PM
aww man that realy sucks.  I promise not to jip you like that bud!  I'm a man of my word... the only thing I might not follow through on is deadlines.... lol

that seemed like a pretty solid concept though.   However, I would go about it slightly differently I think. 

unfourtunately those are the two ships I don't have duplicates of and even if I did I don't think I could cut them up in that way! lol
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: TheCloneCommander on October 27, 2009, 01:49:52 AM
well you know where he lives.... sounds like its time for someone/ anyone with connections to pay him a visit  >:(
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 27, 2009, 06:00:05 AM
lol do we have an imperial shipyards maffia chapter?
 :P
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DocOutlands on October 30, 2009, 07:39:13 PM
That would be the Security Branch...

Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clone_General_1977 on October 30, 2009, 07:40:51 PM
Really bold move on customizing old vehicles like that. You must have some big cahones to do that , I meant that in a respectful way like, you didn't screw it up. You did good but, I would rather customize nw vejicles instead of old ones.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 30, 2009, 08:33:04 PM
normally we only customize our spares... or shell out the cash on convieniently cheap e-bay auctions to get the spares we need.

It seems like there will always be a steady suply of old collections going up for auction... at least in the near future.  I think at any given time that I've checked there has always been about 6 pages of action fleet vehicles for sale on e-bay.
Title: Re: Red_Two's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 02, 2009, 02:10:43 PM
Here's a quick peek at what I've been working on. Its the concept design of the cloud car by Ralph McQuarrie. As of now this is the only image I've seen of the concept design.

(http://www.chienworks.com/~aramisangel/sw/McQuarrie/mcq-bespin03.jpg)


And here's my work in progress

(http://i38.tinypic.com/2e4bz8k.jpg)

(http://i35.tinypic.com/y1j6s.jpg)


I'd say its about 90% done. And a little trick I learned - if you get paint on the cockpit plastic, a toothpick will easily take off the paint, and won't leave any scratch marks.  :)

I also posted this in my AF collection thread, hope its not a problem?  :-\
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on November 02, 2009, 02:58:48 PM
sweeeeet! dave
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on November 02, 2009, 03:50:29 PM
I commented on it in the A/F thread...  I can't wait to see it completely finished.  Are you going to wheather it?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on November 02, 2009, 03:52:18 PM
I guess that I never seen McQuarrie's concept version of the twin pod cloud car. It looks good in blue.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 02, 2009, 04:08:15 PM
Thanks guys. I probably won't whether it, maybe if the blue I used was a bit lighter. 
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: DS-61-2 on November 02, 2009, 04:10:20 PM
Looks really good I may have to get a 3 3/4 scale cloud car and try that looks amazing dave
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: StenHunter on November 02, 2009, 08:26:14 PM
looking nice!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 05, 2009, 02:15:26 PM
Here's the concept design of the cloud car, pretty much all done. Apart from a minor detail and touch-up here or there, this is the finished version.


(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9751/pic0802.jpg) (http://img252.imageshack.us/i/pic0802.jpg/) (http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/pic0802.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img252/pic0802.jpg/1/)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9342/pic0803q.jpg) (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/pic0803q.jpg/) (http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/pic0803q.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img5/pic0803q.jpg/1/)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3808/pic0804.jpg) (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/pic0804.jpg/) (http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/pic0804.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img5/pic0804.jpg/1/)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/759/pic0805.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/pic0805.jpg/) (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/pic0805.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img132/pic0805.jpg/1/)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8213/pic0807.jpg) (http://img252.imageshack.us/i/pic0807.jpg/) (http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/pic0807.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img252/pic0807.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on November 05, 2009, 02:40:38 PM
man that looks awesome!  I love it.  if my extra cloud car was complete I'd be doing this too.

those colors are perfectly spot on with the original matte painting.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on November 05, 2009, 03:44:55 PM
top notch dave   you just keep on getting better!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 05, 2009, 04:04:54 PM
Great looking Cloud Car Dave. Nice job, can't wait to see a bit of weathering and touch ups.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on November 06, 2009, 08:48:59 AM
Looking good. You made the front page!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 06, 2009, 09:32:20 AM
Nice! Thanks Tamer. I logged on today and saw it on the front page, I was pleasantly surprised!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: commander camo on November 13, 2009, 07:12:48 PM
NICE vadsab
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2009, 03:41:36 AM
I would love to see a collection page for you with this video on top and then a thumbnail gallery below. There is so much I want to code and so little time. If we could make this place a full time job, I could spend all day working on pages like this. Maybe one day.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: beige-4 on December 25, 2009, 08:47:26 AM
welcome to the sipyards commander camo
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 28, 2010, 12:25:08 PM
It's been a while since I posted any customs. Don't worry, I still intend on doing more. Here's a list of my upcoming Action Fleet customs:

Z-95 Headhunter
R-22 Spearhead
Rebel Alliance Shuttle
T-Wing
Hobbie's X-Wing (Red 4)
White TIE Fighter (ANH Version)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on January 28, 2010, 01:11:08 PM
is that my z-95 and t-wing by chance?!  I can't wait to see what you did with those!  The anticipation has been killing me!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 28, 2010, 02:53:46 PM
is that my z-95 and t-wing by chance?!  I can't wait to see what you did with those!  The anticipation has been killing me!

Yup, those would be the ones! The A-Wing you sent me is gonna be used for the R-22.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on January 28, 2010, 10:54:04 PM
schweet.  I can't wait to see what you do with them.  Especially the a-wing.  I forgot all about that one!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 12, 2010, 12:36:53 PM
Good news, I've been working on another custom - the R-22 Spearhead.

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9708/pic0866.jpg) (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/pic0866.jpg/)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/926/pic0867.jpg) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/pic0867.jpg/)


As you can see, its far from being completed. There's more to be painted, lines to be straightened out, and I would like to add a few new pieces. Painting the white arrow at the front was a big pain, so I took a file and just filed down the little bumps, and it worked great (still needs to be straightened out).

Bad news, I ran out of white paint lol. I ordered Warhammer Skull White Spray Paint, and I need to get the 4 fl. oz. of the same color. Once I get 1 of the 2 I can continue. The spray paint I need for the majority of my customs (T-Wing, Z-95). I'll probably be rotating between customs, as I get bored with doing one, then another after one is completed. I'm banking on getting the paint the middle of next week hopefully.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's (Red_Two's) Custom Vehicles
Post by: clonemedic96 on February 12, 2010, 12:41:38 PM
looks good so far, sucks that you ran out of paint, im almost out too  :(
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 12, 2010, 01:27:07 PM
Loving those side cannons on this. Too bad you ran out of paint!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 12, 2010, 01:37:37 PM
Loving those side cannons on this. Too bad you ran out of paint!

Yea I thought I had more paint, but turns out I barely had enough for that white arrow. Also, those cannons were added by spudafett, big thanks to him for the trade again.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on February 12, 2010, 03:56:35 PM
lol... I was going to say....
"HEY... That looks familiar....!"

love it!  The blue aditions look great!  I can't wait to see what else you do with it.  I'm especially interested in how you wind up repainting the t-wing and z-95
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clone_General_1977 on February 12, 2010, 11:20:45 PM
Nice Work Dave.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 14, 2010, 05:16:03 PM
So now that I await my skull white paint, I've been working on the Rebel Alliance Shuttle. I had an extra shuttle laying around, and the shuttle spudafett sent me had no weapons or cockpit window. Not a problem, as when this is completed I can just simply switch the wings off. Anyway, this was just a practice run.

Here's the process: I filed down the wing so everything was leveled off. Then I printed out a Rebel Alliance logo, cut it out (with a razor blade, why I don't know - next time scissors), traced it with pencil then painted it in.

Results:  I have to file it down more, and gotta cut out the logo with scissors. Good thing for practice runs. Anyway, here's what I have from the practice run:

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2713/pic0872.jpg) (http://img230.imageshack.us/i/pic0872.jpg/)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on February 14, 2010, 10:05:25 PM
sweet...

but....

have you thought about making one of the tyderium's more acurately scaled?  The wings should actually be longer/taller.  I've seen someone else do it in the a/f scale a long time ago and it looked amazing.  It'd take alot of scratch building and sheet styrene though.  I wanted to do one but for some reason here lately I've lost all motivation to work on the a/f ships (one reason you wound up with the z-95 and the t-wing so easilly ;) lol).

anyway.  The insignia doesn't look too bad.  You could clean that up free-hand with some white paint around the edges to straiten it out.

OR you could use a method that I've done in the past to get dificult symbols like that done

Paint the entire wing red,
then use masking tape and cover the wing with it, trace your insignia onto the tape, then using an exacto knife cut out the insignia and peel off the masking tape AROUND the insignia.   This should leave a masking tape insignia on the wing.  Spray paint over all of this with your white paint and once it dries remove the remaining tape... you should be left with a good looking insignia.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 14, 2010, 10:21:51 PM
Spud, I really like that last idea with the masking tape, I'll have to try it.

As for the longer wings, probably not. I'm basing this custom off the Rebel Alliance Shuttle seen in the PC game X-Wing. I might look for a slightly bigger logo, I had a tough time with it at the top.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on February 15, 2010, 08:07:53 AM
Tha shuttle wing is looking great, I am also liking the a-wing, looking forward to seeing more images...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 16, 2010, 09:56:37 AM
The A-Wing looks really great and the shuttle wing with Rebel symbol looks also top-notch.

Can't wait to see the finished ships.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 20, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
So I posted over at Rebelscum my list of Action Fleet customs, and someone suggested I try an Assault Gunboat. I remember the ship from the X-Wing series for the PC. I looked into it and came up with an idea to work by. This will take a lot of kit bashing, but I think I got this planned out good.


(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9886/ag2.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/ag2.jpg/)


A:  Body from an X-Wing
B:  Top wing from a shuttle (Lambda versions)
C:  Side wings from a shuttle (Lambda again)

As for D and E, I'll probably have to look for those parts separately. For D, I was thinking maybe the wings from an X-Wing, but they might seem a bit too short.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on February 20, 2010, 08:52:05 PM
So I posted over at Rebelscum my list of Action Fleet customs, and someone suggested I try an Assault Gunboat. I remember the ship from the X-Wing series for the PC. I looked into it and came up with an idea to work by. This will take a lot of kit bashing, but I think I got this planned out good.


(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9886/ag2.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/ag2.jpg/)


A:  Body from an X-Wing
B:  Top wing from a shuttle (Lambda versions)
C:  Side wings from a shuttle (Lambda again)

As for D and E, I'll probably have to look for those parts separately. For D, I was thinking maybe the wings from an X-Wing, but they might seem a bit too short.

What do you guys think?

for D, I was thinking perhaps a model airplane kit could be the donor. As far as the E, part, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 21, 2010, 12:12:51 AM
Oh that is hard one Dave but I'm sure you can do it.

The idea from Clint is great. You should try it with some 1/72 model kit airplanes. I think the wings from a  B-25 Mitchell or B-17 bomber could work for D.

And I think E will be a scratch build. Maybe made of wood or plastic or a square packaging (candy, battery, ...)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 21, 2010, 05:55:50 AM
This sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 21, 2010, 12:03:52 PM
Thanks for the input guys. That's what I need to get eventually, is an airplane model kit. I'll probably look into getting one in the next few days.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 24, 2010, 07:41:26 PM
So I STILL haven't gotten my paint in the mail yet, but I was able to knock out another custom.

Some of you may remember Hasbro took over the Action Fleet line in 2002 or so. They were supposed to make an Action Fleet Star Destroyer. Unfortunately that was one of the vehicles that was never mass produced. Thanks to Unreality86 (from Rebelscum) who also made one, I was able to make my own Star Destroyer. Taking a Star Destroyer Hallmark Ornament from 2004, I was able to cut off the wire coming from the bottom. After that I removed the tiny Blockade Runner that was chained at the bottom. There was one other little chain on the main hull, which I removed. A button was located on the bottom, right behind the hanger, I guess it was to light up when pressed. I got a screwdriver and lightly hammered in the button. The hole was just the right size to fit a standard Action Fleet stand on. Lastly, I repainted it with fortress gray, as it had an ugly greenish-gray paint job to it.


Before:

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6245/starwarsdestroyer02.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/starwarsdestroyer02.jpg/)


After:

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4561.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4563.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4562.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4564.jpg)


I think this will look pretty good next to the Action Fleet Blockade Runner, no?   8)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2010, 11:30:26 AM
This looks great to me. I know if my SD ornament breaks what I am gonna do with it. The push button plays a voice recording of C3PO whining that were done for this time! Anyhow, great looking custom AF. On the front page.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on February 25, 2010, 11:45:30 AM
I'm not sure I remember this ornament. You say it's action fleet size?

Your paint job looks good on it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2010, 11:46:00 AM
I'm not sure I remember this ornament. You say it's action fleet size?

Your paint job looks good on it.

Yepper, as I recall, it is pretty close to AF size.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 26, 2010, 10:20:42 AM
excellent custom mate. The Star Destroyer is looking great.

great job
10/10

I think the size is close to the size of the Deagostini Star Destroyer.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 28, 2010, 07:43:47 PM
Progress on the white TIE Fighter is coming along. The whole TIE was spray painted white, and I've been painting the panels black myself. Still need to paint some panels on one wing (second pic) and add details to the cockpit and engine. For anyone curious, the white TIE Fighter is the A New Hope version, as in ESB and ROTJ we got the blueish gray one we normally see now. The white version was also a repaint/variation in the Titanium line.

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1005/pic0898.jpg)

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/231/pic0900.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on February 28, 2010, 09:48:56 PM
that white tie is looking pretty awesome.  I love it. 

Did they recolor the ties in ANH when they made the special edition?  are you talking about them being white in the movie itself or just in the vintage toy line?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 28, 2010, 10:17:20 PM
great paintjob Dave. The TIE looks really good.

you should try a slight drybrushing with dark grey to bring out all the details
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 01, 2010, 04:49:15 AM
I don't think they re-colored the TIEs in ANH. If I remember correctly they were still relatively white in color.

Spud, the white TIE I'm doing is based off both ANH and the titanium line (not vintage).
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 01, 2010, 11:15:05 AM
looking good.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on March 01, 2010, 11:02:12 PM
I don't think they re-colored the TIEs in ANH. If I remember correctly they were still relatively white in color.

Spud, the white TIE I'm doing is based off both ANH and the titanium line (not vintage).

gotchya.  I'll have to go back and watch anh and see.  I honestly have never noticed any difference in the on screen colors of the ties in the movies, just the differences in the toy lines.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 04, 2010, 02:04:29 PM
Well I finally finished another custom, my A New Hope TIE Fighter. I spray painted the whole thing white, taped over the cockpit window and cockpit hatch at the top so no paint would hit both, and repainted the panels black myself.

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/53/pic0936.jpg)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4976/pic0937.jpg)

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/1160/pic0938.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3606/pic0939.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 04, 2010, 05:23:05 PM
Oh yeah. Looks great. Looks like I have more fp material for tomorrow. I am on a slow as Hades laptop at home right now with a slow connection to boot or it and a few others would be up there tonight, but this looks great guy.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Mike Cypress on March 04, 2010, 08:32:20 PM
Good Idea man. I might have to paint mine that color.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: clonemedic96 on March 05, 2010, 04:42:38 AM
looks good dude! i hope i could one day pick up some titaniums
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on March 05, 2010, 08:06:19 AM
looks good dude! i hope i could one day pick up some titaniums

I'm fairly certain that this is an action fleet vehicle, the larger 6" scale vehicles from back in the day.  I believe that the titanium line already has a white tie fighter.

the white tie looks even better now that it's finished.  The best part of it is that it's so simple to do!

have you gotten any more work done with the t-wing or the z-95?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 05, 2010, 09:05:09 AM
It looks really good Dave, great job mate.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 05, 2010, 10:33:32 AM
Thanks guys.

The T-Wing and Z-95 are coming along slowly. I began painting the T-Wing but I think fortress gray might be a little too dark, might start over. As for the Z-95 the only thing holding me back is trying to find the right pair of wings. What I'm trying out right now is the folding wings from an Imperial Shuttle and cutting the wings so they're rectangles. If that doesn't work I'll have to buy a model kit of some sort.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 05, 2010, 10:43:52 AM
Finally got this tie on our fp. Looks great. I am hoping to coax you into that walker custom I alluded to sometime. I think you could really do it great justice.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 05, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
Nice looking paint aps on that Tie buddy.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Reconsgt on March 05, 2010, 05:47:50 PM
it turned out great, being an old school guy, I like seeing some white ties ;)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on March 07, 2010, 05:26:39 AM
That does look sharp.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 11, 2010, 06:49:24 PM
This isn't really a custom, it's more like an abandoned feature. Let me say first I can't take credit for this. Unreality from Rebelscum discovered this feature, I'm just passing along the info.

Tamer if your reading this, I'm sure you'll love this one.


Anyway, if you notice on all Action Fleet AT-ATs, there are 2 wheels located on both sides, underneath. (Note the arrow)

(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7431/oneyj.jpg)


Here's a closer look. Also, note the tiny hole as well.

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4634/twoz.jpg)


On that second pic, you see 2 screws. I unscrewed them, and revealed this. (You can clearly see the wheel part now)

(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8044/threey.jpg)


If you take the wheel out, you can see the tiny hole.

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5030/fource.jpg)


I took a string and tied it to the wheel. Then I put the other end through the tiny hole, and attached it to a Luke figure, and here's the result.

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/72/88768621.jpg)


Empire Strikes Back anyone?   ;D
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 12, 2010, 05:38:07 AM
I haven't had a chance to be online much this week as my little girl is sick and I have pressing work demands this week, but I keyed in on this from the get go. Looks great. On the front page!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on March 12, 2010, 11:33:43 PM
goldleader one... you just blew my mind with that at-at tutorial.   I actually had to get up and check my at-ats and shure enough your right, they all have it. 

that is freaking awesome.  I guess it was abandoned because they never made a mold of luke with the grapler gun....   it'd be interesting to make a mini-fig with the correct pose so that it actually looked right.   

.... wow.... still amazed at that. 
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 13, 2010, 12:53:37 AM
That is a nice idea Dave. I think it would also look good on the Revell AT-AT.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on March 13, 2010, 01:21:14 AM
Wow, I have two of these and never realized this.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 13, 2010, 04:30:37 AM
Yeah it's a pretty cool feature, no idea why it was abandoned. After putting back together the AT-AT there's still room to rotate the wheel to raise or lower the figure. I just wish this feature was left in.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 14, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
I am just wishing that hasbro would reinvigorate this line alltogether. I know one thing, I saw those Iron Man minihead playsets and immediately thought that perhaps they are dusting off the cobwebs of MM and AF. I think its time for a more refined Ask hasbro question.

This is great, I wish they would have made a good grappler Luke to go with it. Thanks once again for the advice. I guess Unreality too since he first found out.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on March 15, 2010, 01:12:02 AM
I am just wishing that hasbro would reinvigorate this line alltogether. I know one thing, I saw those Iron Man minihead playsets and immediately thought that perhaps they are dusting off the cobwebs of MM and AF. I think its time for a more refined Ask hasbro question.

This is great, I wish they would have made a good grappler Luke to go with it. Thanks once again for the advice. I guess Unreality too since he first found out.

I don't mean to thread jack but I saw the iron man head playsets as well and imediately thought of the micro-machine playsets!  however the iron man figures that come with it are almost 1 inch tall and reminded me of the small "unleashed" star wars "sculptures"...  or the holographic pack ins that came with some of the saga figs.   The just aren't small enough to remind me of true micro-machines!
come to think of it the only things that I've seen that come close to the micromachines were the han and chewie mini-figs that came with the Mel. Falcon transformer...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on March 25, 2010, 07:07:47 PM
good work on the anh tie fighter, cool!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 23, 2010, 10:47:58 AM
Been a while, eh?  ;D

I've been slowly getting back into the swing of customizing. I finally finished my Gold 4 Y-Wing. This is based off of Lt. Lepira's Y-Wing, the large scale Y-Wing which was a Toys R Us Exclusive. This has been repainted, and I'm including a comparison shot of the original Gold Leader Y-Wing and the new Gold 4 Y-Wing.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5996/pic0988i.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/pic0988i.jpg/)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6505/pic0990.jpg) (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/pic0990.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/277/pic0993.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/pic0993.jpg/)

I also have figures for it as well. For Lt. Lepira, I took a Luke figure and painted his gloves and boots black, and painted that red stripe on his helmet white but left the 2 red circles. He almost has the same helmet as Luke. For the droid I spray painted it white, all I have to do is add the yellow markings.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on August 23, 2010, 11:20:46 AM
Good to see you back! I will have you know I dropped a ton of cash on AF at CV because of you guys hooking me into these. This looks great. Look for it to show up on our fp!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Phatty on August 23, 2010, 01:49:07 PM
Dude, I was JUST thinking the other day about members I haven't seen in awhile, and you were at the top of that list!  Simon was another, and he came bck to say hello the other day, so hopefully you're all coming back!  That's a great looking Y there!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on August 23, 2010, 02:22:00 PM
HEEEY! Goldleaderone...Welcome Back!

Nice Y-Wing BTW!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on August 23, 2010, 02:43:11 PM
great man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on August 23, 2010, 03:07:47 PM
lookin good dave good to see you back buddy  :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 23, 2010, 03:11:05 PM
Good to see you back! and really nice work on the Y-Wing!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 23, 2010, 05:22:25 PM
Thanks guys, feels good to be back. The Y-Wing was repainted to exactly match the large scale vehicle. The body was gray while the domes on the top of the engines, as well as the "head" of the Y-Wing was a lighter gray, almost white.

Tamer, what AF ships did you end up buying?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on August 23, 2010, 05:28:14 PM
I am getting ready to do a video of all my CV goodies. I got a few regular vehicles and some concept alpha series.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on August 23, 2010, 07:27:17 PM
sweet y-wing. How you been doing, Dave?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on August 24, 2010, 12:06:56 AM
good to see you back Dave
the Y-Wing looks awesome
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 31, 2010, 02:56:01 PM
Action Fleet T-Wing, a WIP. Almost done, credit goes to Spudafett for the kitbash.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1181/pic1009.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/pic1009.jpg/)

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2091/pic1010.jpg) (http://img265.imageshack.us/i/pic1010.jpg/)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4029/pic1011z.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/pic1011z.jpg/)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6479/pic1012.jpg) (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/pic1012.jpg/)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on August 31, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
looks super cool dave love the work youve done on it .
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on August 31, 2010, 03:26:16 PM
Your on fire, Dave. This is one special kitbash. How many action fleet customs are you up to now?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on August 31, 2010, 03:47:33 PM
Wow, looks good. I am really itching to get a few Action Fleet items again. I am really hooked on em.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 31, 2010, 03:51:15 PM
Thanks guys. Clonehead, here's a list, I find them easier to go by.


EDIT: List can now be found on Page 1, first post.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 01, 2010, 05:42:25 AM
Great combined effert to bring this thing to life...er...plastic. Love the look of the ship, great job!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on September 01, 2010, 06:37:04 AM
HEY I've seen that before!  I'd almost forgot you had it! lol
It looks AWESOME!  Great color choices, loads better than what I'd picked out for it.  I knew sending it to you to complete was going to be worth it. 
I still only have one qualm about it and that is that the landing gear holes in the engine pannels need covering.  I would even just say to cover them with slats or something to make them look like vents, that way you don't have to completely fill them in... 

but nonetheless, still 1000 times better than I'd have done on the paintwork.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on September 01, 2010, 12:18:54 PM
man that looks really nice, great list by the way, awesome work!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 01, 2010, 12:54:00 PM
Thanks guys. I just ordered some more paint so in the next few days I can resume.

A little note regarding why I was away: earlier in the year I had some family issues as my Dad went through some hard times, everything just piled on top of him at once. Helping him took a bit of a tole on me, then little by little I started losing interest which is why I was away for a while. I would pop on very briefly but that would be about it. I do apologize for my absence, we have such great people here, I should have left a post or something letting everyone know what was going on.

Anyway...

Thanks again Spud for sending this out to me, you did a hell of a job with the kitbash! I've been wondering what to fill those engine holes with, what are slats? Also I had half of it painted with fortress gray, but I thought it was too dark so I started over. The body is now space wolves gray, but the nose, laser cannons and engines were left with fortress gray.

My customs list can now be found on page 1, the first post, so check there for updates.

It's good to be back.  :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on September 01, 2010, 01:55:21 PM
hmmm... by "slats" I just mean like little bars or plastic squares set in at an angle to make the holes look like vents of somekind.  Like an intake vent or a heat exchanger or something.  I was thinking about something that might be easier to do than covering the holes completely.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: artilarytrooper321 on September 01, 2010, 05:46:14 PM
in a word: good bbfet O0
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 09, 2010, 04:20:18 PM
The list on page 1 has been updated.

Does anyone remember the black X-Wing pilot from Jedi, his only line was "She's gonna blow!" If not, here's a link to refresh your memories.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grizz_Frix (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grizz_Frix)

But anyway, seeing Hasbro is making a figure of him soon and its been revealed that he flew as Red Five at Endor, I was thinking of making Grizz Frix's X-Wing. I would need a Luke Red 5 X-Wing and a Biggs Red 3 X-Wing. I would take the engines off Red 5, and swap them with the Red 3 engines. Why? When it showed Grizz in his X-Wing you could see the red rings on the engines, and the Red 3 X-Wing was the only X-Wing to be released with red rings on them. As for the figures, for Grizz I can take a Gold Leader figure and paint his face brown, as he has the same helmet as Gold Leader. For his droid see below.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6749/496613571067dd55eb35.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/496613571067dd55eb35.jpg/)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9860/49661355924d11cb230a.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/49661355924d11cb230a.jpg/)


What do you guys think? I know its not much of a custom (compared to my others) but the reason I don't want to add any paint to the X-Wing is because I want it to look like the other X-Wings, as if it just came out of the box.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 09, 2010, 04:26:22 PM
Gold Leader, your knowledge is fantastic, as is your attention to detail. This definitely is a post to watch!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on September 09, 2010, 04:29:52 PM
well dave is the action fleet guru...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Mike Cypress on September 09, 2010, 04:34:36 PM
They need to make a figure of Green leader, the A-Wing pilot who died, but took out the Executor.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Arvel_Crynyd
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 09, 2010, 04:41:48 PM
They need to make a figure of Green leader, the A-Wing pilot who died, but took out the Executor.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Arvel_Crynyd

In action figure form or in action fleet? They released an A-Wing with Green Leader figure in The Legacy Collection line. As for action fleet form, the red and green A-Wings that were released referred to the figure as "Rebel Pilot", however the flightsuit both figures wore were the same as Green Leader's.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 09, 2010, 06:57:37 PM
Oh Yea, I will be getting that set!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Mike Cypress on September 09, 2010, 07:00:21 PM
I'll have to check that out. I passed that one by because I already had an A-Wing.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 10, 2010, 02:39:47 PM
Does anyone remember my Assault Gunboat custom I had in the works? Well I finally found some parts for D. Now I just need parts for E.


(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9886/ag2.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/ag2.jpg/)

A:  Body from X-Wing
B:  Top wing from a Shuttle
C:  Folding wings from a Shuttle
D:  F-4F3 Wildcat Wings (see below)
E:  Still looking


Here are the wings I found off ebay for D

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2968/qub72078.jpg) (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/qub72078.jpg/)


Slowly but surely its coming along!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 10, 2010, 02:46:13 PM
I have to clean up my fodder bins so I will look through them as I go to see if I have something for E.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 10, 2010, 02:48:51 PM
I have to clean up my fodder bins so I will look through them as I go to see if I have something for E.

Thanks Luke!

"Now I owe you one."   ;D
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 10, 2010, 04:01:56 PM
GL1, for E you could scratch build the box sections using foamcore, then coating it in polystyrene  sheeting.

Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on September 10, 2010, 04:35:26 PM
that looks really cool!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: UnitedStatesDemocrat on September 15, 2010, 01:57:39 PM
I've been avoiding the Vehicle's section, out of laziness, I suppose.  I was wrong to do so!  Great work, Dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 15, 2010, 07:51:51 PM
Small update on the Royal Guard Interceptor. I originally painted this with just a paint brush when I first did it but I felt like I could improve it. Plus I never added the white markings to it so I just decided to redo it. I'm doing it the same way as I did my white TIE Fighter - I spray painted the whole thing, now I'm repainting the panels black, adding the white markings to the laser cannons and wings, and touching up the cockpit as well as the engines.


(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6063/pic1033.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/pic1033.jpg/)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6545/pic1034.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/pic1034.jpg/)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3265/pic1036.jpg) (http://img4.imageshack.us/i/pic1036.jpg/)

(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/7575/pic1035.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/pic1035.jpg/)



I'd say its about 50% done.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 16, 2010, 01:10:56 AM
Like it GL1... I love the paint job so far and am very interested to see what the further 50% adds to it.

Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: UnitedStatesDemocrat on September 16, 2010, 02:37:08 AM
It did turn out as great as you said, my friend.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 16, 2010, 03:41:56 AM
Lookin good Dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on September 16, 2010, 04:40:14 AM
hmmm.... never liked the white coloring on the royal gaurd tie fighter.  I accented mine with silver and black only and left off the white.  But if your trying to stay true to the titanium model it looks superb!

I can't wait to see your gunboat custom.  I'm sure that if you got some styrene sheets (or cheap for-sale sign plastic) that you could whip up a couple missile boxes pretty easy.  any chance you could post a wip or two when you start puting it together?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 16, 2010, 09:10:03 AM
any chance you could post a wip or two when you start puting it together?

Of course.   :)

By the way Spud, posted a new video on my channel and towards the end I show the T-wing if your interested.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on September 16, 2010, 11:29:46 AM
your Royal Guard Interceptor  looks very good so far Dave
I'm looking forward to see the completed custom
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Mike Cypress on September 16, 2010, 01:07:14 PM
Dang, that Royal Guard Interceptor makes me want to buy another 3-3/4" interceptor and paint it red! I would try that on a Action fleet but those are too hard to come by.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on September 19, 2010, 06:22:13 PM
they look amazing!
 :o
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 20, 2010, 02:27:18 PM
The Royal Guard Interceptor and Blue A-wing are almost done, but I decided to take a break and do some X-wing work. Finally touched up Hobbie's Red Four X-wing and added some weathering to it. This is my first vehicle I've ever weathered (although I've practiced on some spares). I think it came out good but I'll leave that up to you guys.   :)


(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6314/pic1037.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/pic1037.jpg/)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/1/pic1039.jpg) (http://img831.imageshack.us/i/pic1039.jpg/)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/258/pic1041h.jpg) (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/pic1041h.jpg/)

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8739/pic1050.jpg) (http://img230.imageshack.us/i/pic1050.jpg/)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1513/pic1056.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/pic1056.jpg/)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7633/pic1048.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/pic1048.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1359/pic1046k.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/pic1046k.jpg/)


Someone asked me on youtube why I chose Hobbie for my Red Four custom, as opposed to someone else like Wes Janson. My reason is because Hobbie always seems to be given the number 4 in a squadron. Rogue Four at Hoth, Red Four at Endor, Red Four again in the Starfighters of Adumar book, etc. Plus it gave me an excuse to weather it and make it look battle weary, as Hobbie is always crashing whatever ship he touches lol. Hobbie has the same helmet as Gold Leader, so instead of a Gold Leader figure, a B-wing pilot figure was used for Hobbie. The B-wing pilot has the same helmet as Gold Leader, but the B-wing pilot is a no-name pilot.

Sometimes I think I research stuff too much..

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on September 20, 2010, 03:03:33 PM
looks superb   ! mate 
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 20, 2010, 03:23:18 PM
Gold Leader, you've done an excellent job...there is something about X-Wings, they're bloody hard to get right and you've done it perfectly first time.

Excellent.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2010, 05:22:44 PM
I don't know how I missed this today. Excellent work. Wow these AF customs rock. It is hard to believe there is such detial in such a small offering. Great job Dave.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 20, 2010, 05:45:57 PM
Dave this weathered Red Rour ROCKS! Ilove the pilot as well, just wondering if he really had a white and purple R2? I wish we had more references for this. Great job man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on September 20, 2010, 09:33:55 PM
looks nice man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on September 21, 2010, 09:55:25 AM
the weathering looks very good Dave
you are really the AF master

great job
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 21, 2010, 12:19:19 PM
Thanks guys.

Luke, as far as I know it's unknown what color droid Hobbie has so i just gave him the basic black & white droid.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 21, 2010, 02:08:50 PM
Ah, ok Dave. I was hoping you knew something I didn't about his astroHe looked kinda purple in the pics. I may have to go with you on this one, I just finished a casual gear Hobbie and I might give him my white with black details astro. I gave him the designation R2-C5.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 25, 2010, 06:45:13 PM
Just a small update, the list on page 1 has been updated, and added a new custom for the Rebels.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 28, 2010, 06:02:13 PM
Knocked out another custom tonight. I redid the Royal Guard TIE Interceptor (based off Titanium variant). This time I spray painted the whole thing red, added the white markings, gave the engine some color and repainted the panels black.


(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6651/dscn3295x.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/dscn3295x.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/702/dscn3303g.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/dscn3303g.jpg/)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6808/dscn3302.jpg) (http://img826.imageshack.us/i/dscn3302.jpg/)

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4485/dscn3301e.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/dscn3301e.jpg/)



List on page 1 has been updated again as well.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Mike Cypress on September 28, 2010, 06:04:18 PM
That's wicked man. Like it. That's my favorite one of yours.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on September 29, 2010, 12:24:29 AM
looks awesome dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 29, 2010, 04:25:23 AM
Looking good Dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on September 29, 2010, 09:44:53 AM
another excellent AF custom Dave
in my opinion your best Royal Guard Interceptor
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on September 29, 2010, 02:29:00 PM
amazing man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 04, 2010, 03:34:27 PM
I am happy to show my newest custom today. I am very excited to post this, as I only have told a select few. I haven't posted anything in my thread about this custom, this is the first you all will see this.


Introducing Corran Horn's X-wing

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4582.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4584.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4585.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4583.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1230002.jpg)


I'm just waiting for the paint I ordered so I can do the figures. Apart from that and some very minor touch-ups this is the completed X-wing. I may redo this at some point as the wings don't stay open.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on October 04, 2010, 04:23:54 PM
awesome x-wing man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 04, 2010, 04:25:56 PM
Looks great Dave! I am excited to hear you will have a proper Corran and Whistler soon. I can't wait to see them with your ship!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on October 04, 2010, 05:59:56 PM
Holy smackers. I get in here to look at the royal guard interceptor and I see this great X-Wing. It looks great Dave. On the front page.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Clonehead on October 04, 2010, 06:17:34 PM
Looks sharp, Dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on October 05, 2010, 09:22:20 AM
wow Dave
the green paintwork looks fantastic on the X-Wing. The mix of green, black and light grey is very harmonious
definitely your best AF X-Wing custom so far
I can't wait to see the figures

great job
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 05, 2010, 03:06:46 PM
Thanks for the kind replies guys. I just really wish the wings would stay open. I must have messed something up when I tried to take it apart. Oh well. The good thing about redoing it is I can reuse the engines and laser cannons, so that will save me some time when I redo it. Also, I managed to repaint an extra figure I had to make him Corran Horn. I still need an extra R2 Unit for Whistler. Please keep in mind these figures are very hard to paint. With the naked eye, these figures look pretty decent. With my camera it picks up the hard to reach areas.


Corran Horn

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1030003.jpg)


And while I'm at it, I finally got around to painting my extra E-wing pilot, who is supposed to be Horton Salm for my custom Gray Leader Y-wing.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1030004.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on October 05, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
action fleet custom guru   strikes again!  awesome dave
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on October 05, 2010, 06:12:53 PM
Looks good to me. They look decent to me with your pics. Ah you customs guys are always hardest on yourself I have found!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 06, 2010, 02:46:18 AM
Oh yes! the green X-Wing looks superb, colour choice and application A, OK!

The figures are also spot on! I love the presentation as well. I love this stuff!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 06, 2010, 05:16:34 AM
Dave the figures are sweet bro! What brand paint did you order? One suggestion, it looks like your paints need to be thinned a bit and applied in 3 layers to cover everything. If you paint straight out of the bottle it dries really quick and tends to clump a bit. Give it a try next time and see how it works for you.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 06, 2010, 07:03:56 AM
Thanks guys. Luke, I'm using Games Workshop Paints. If you hold the figure at a length like you're reading a book they look fine. I think it partially  may be how the figures are sculpted too. With the second figure I did have to give it a coat more as it was a lighter color. How do I thin the paints? I've been painting straight from the bottle since I started customizing lol.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 06, 2010, 07:17:08 AM
A few people have asked me about this so I will take more pics on the next custom and do a quick tutorial. I am by no means the master at this but have figured out what works for me. I use condiment cups, small paper cups, some use a paper plate whatever you like. I put 2 drops of water in the cup then dip a mediun size brush in my paint about 6-10 times putting the paint in my cup each time. Then i mix it with the brush untill it looks right. To me that depends on what you are working on. Some things you want thicker paint so it doesn't creep anywhere you don't want it to. Then I paint until the mixed paint is gone, cleaning my brush when paint starts drying on it. I also like to start by painting the figure black then adding color over the top leaving some black to define things. If I want something to be shiney or anything white I thin with windex, the same amount as before. It adds a shiney hard layer when you use it and protects the paint at the same time. I know the figures are small and you have done a fine job with them. Just wanted to help if I can, give it a shot on your next custom!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 06, 2010, 07:55:58 AM
Thanks Luke, I'll be sure to try that next time!

Hope I didn't sound like a douche in the last post, after I posted I was like "that sounds bad" haha.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: UnitedStatesDemocrat on October 09, 2010, 06:42:43 AM
Dave, I told you your work would go to the FP, eventually...  It looks like Shawn beat me to it, LOL!  Great work, however!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 14, 2010, 08:03:28 PM
So I'll be working on this in the next few days. It's a TIE Experimental M3, or "TIE Warhead". It was part of the TIE Experimental Project and it's only appearance was Star Wars: X-wing Alliance for the PC.

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1188/tiem3xwa.jpg) (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/tiem3xwa.jpg/)


I searched "rocket pods" on ebay and found these. I just hope they're the right size.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2306/257898477tp.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/i/257898477tp.jpg/)


Look for it in the next few days!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on October 15, 2010, 04:38:28 PM
Wow, I can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: beige-4 on October 16, 2010, 05:30:53 AM
this sounds a good project
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 16, 2010, 06:11:55 AM
I too can't wait to see this one!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DocOutlands on October 16, 2010, 08:22:55 AM
Looks like a great project!  I'm lovin' those rocket pods - were they Warhammer 40k gear?  I may need me a set...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 16, 2010, 11:26:18 AM
Looks like a great project!  I'm lovin' those rocket pods - were they Warhammer 40k gear?  I may need me a set...

Yup those are the ones! The auction said the rocket pods came from the 40k Imperial Guard Valkyrie Box.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 21, 2010, 08:06:12 PM
Just a little update, the rocket pods came in the mail today. I didn't have any time today to work on it but I did put them together and they are the perfect size! I may repaint them as they are a dark gray, much darker then the photo on ebay had. I hate when they use stock photos..

Anyway I look forward to working on this tomorrow, should be up sometime then!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on October 22, 2010, 01:57:41 AM
cool! glad the parts were a good scale  i know you were a bit worried about that     look forward to seeing what you do with them
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 22, 2010, 02:09:28 AM
GL1 you know how I feel about anything from the XWA game! really looking forward to seeing this one...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DocOutlands on October 22, 2010, 09:28:35 AM
Excellent!!  Those jokers are HUGE, then!!  May just have to get ahold of me some.....
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 22, 2010, 03:45:33 PM
Doc I think you might be mistaken, these rocket pods are in scale with the Action Fleet TIEs. Just wanted to clear that up.


Here's my newest custom, the TIE Experimental M3, aka the TIE Warhead

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1100005.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1100004.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1100002.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1100003.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on October 22, 2010, 03:47:11 PM
looks wicked dave ,,you gonna try to colour match the pods to the TIE?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: trooperfelks on October 22, 2010, 03:48:11 PM
looking so damn good dave , cant wait to see it painted up
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 22, 2010, 04:05:00 PM
I'm gonna leave them the color they are now. When they came in they were in 4 pieces (2 side pieces, front and back cover) and a dark gray color. I glued them together and repainted them with space wolves gray.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 22, 2010, 05:47:32 PM
That looks awesome Dave! I seriously love the look of this ship! As far as paint goes To be accurate you would need to paint the Tie the same color as the cannons. Get on it Dave! hahaI looks great as is.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Phatty on October 22, 2010, 06:02:19 PM
Dude, DAVE!  That is so wicked!  Way cool, brother.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on October 23, 2010, 04:32:46 AM
VERY cool. Those missile tubes worked flawlessly for this ship.

although I agree that they should be painted to match, they look odd and out of place (of course this is a "prototype experimental" so looking like an after-thought add on isn't horrible....)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on October 23, 2010, 12:16:47 PM
wow, looks really sweet!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on October 25, 2010, 01:06:25 AM
what a great custom Dave
the rocket pods fit perfectly on the TIE
I'm looking forward to see the TIE M2
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 25, 2010, 04:15:51 PM
GL1, that looks fantastic!

I know that you said you are keeping colour as is, but mate, you've done such a spot on job getting the pods to match, why not paint them to match the Tie scheme!

Anyhow, if you leave them as is you've still done a remarkable job!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 25, 2010, 04:27:43 PM
Thanks Jules. I've been thinking of repainting it now. If I can find some paint for the pods that match the Interceptor I'll do that. If not I'll just repaint the TIE with the color I used on the pods.


It's nice to have a custom from one of your favorite games.   ;D
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 25, 2010, 05:17:17 PM
Agreed on the custom...

The tie looks to be a blue/grey...Why not try mixing blue and black until you get the nearest tone...perhaps adding a touch of green....

Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on October 25, 2010, 06:08:10 PM
Looks good to me. I would think you could go either way with the color too. Either match the ship or leave em like they are.

Wouldn't it be cool to see a skull and crossbones on the sides of these pods! I know, I know you want to keep it game accurate.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 27, 2010, 12:48:29 AM
It looks deadly that's all I know.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 27, 2011, 02:11:30 PM
Worked on something very minor this weekend. My X-wing custom for Wedge as Red Leader for the Battle of Endor lacked... something. For the custom all I did before was take 1 red stripe off each wing with nail polish remover. Looking at it lately I wanted to add something to it, and I had an extra Red Three X-wing laying around. The Red Three X-wing is the only X-wing to come with red rings around the engines. I ended up swapping the engines off, and I think it looks better now.

Before:  (please excuse the quality, I took the picture from youtube as I lost the original)

N/A


After:

N/A
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 27, 2011, 04:59:51 PM
Looks better to me.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Cliffthelightning on March 01, 2011, 06:36:03 AM
I'm in awe of the epic customs here , you should try a TIE/sh custom or Tie boarding craft

Cheers
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: CaptainLux on March 01, 2011, 07:04:37 PM
looks really cool!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 25, 2012, 07:28:00 PM
*dusts off my thread*

Wow almost a whole year since I posted in here? I've been more of a lurker lately, but I have been here. I've been getting back into customizing a bit, although rather slowly.

Anyway, my newest custom I'm working on is Corran Horn's X-wing. But wait, didn't I already do a Corran Horn X-wing? Yes, but that was in Action Fleet form. Recently I have picked up another Red Leader X-wing and will be painting that, using the Action Fleet paint job I did as a "blueprint". I've been wanting to do this ever since I painted my extra Corran Horn figure's flightsuit green. Having a green suited Horn pilot a green X-wing would be awesome.


The X-wing

(http://i44.tinypic.com/33uz77o.jpg)


Ready for painting!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/w1xtfc.jpg)


Laser cannons have been removed, the red stickers have been peeled off (a huge pain btw), used nail polish remover to remove the 'tacky stuff' left by the stickers, and landing gear has been taped over.

The cockpit will be taped over and I will start painting tomorrow!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2012, 08:38:49 AM
It is good to see you back and good to see this new project. Time to take it to the front page.

So, when are you gonna send me your Three Button Remote Control AF AT-AT? ;D
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on February 26, 2012, 03:02:18 PM
lookin good dave ,cant wait to see it finished ;D
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 26, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
Thanks guys. Tamer, maybe if I decide to sell my collection some day (and thats a BIG if haha).  :-P

Here's some progress on the X-wing.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2qc2t8h.jpg)


Just spray painted it today, waiting for it to dry to see if I missed any areas. Good thing I looked it over before I spray painted it, I forgot about the astromech socket. Not that it would really matter but I didn't want drips of green paint in there. Stuffed some paper towels in the socket and taped up the cockpit. Afterwards I'd like to paint the engines black, as well as the 'nose' of the X-wing. I'd like to also paint a black stripe on top going from the cockpit to the nose. Any other details, I'll have to see.

The wings will be worked on last, still trying to get the gunk off from the stickers. They still seem to be a little sticky.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 26, 2012, 07:33:49 PM
Alright Dave! You are back in the customizing mood eh? Looking good so far, wondering if it should be a shade darker? Did you use primer first?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 26, 2012, 09:07:23 PM
Thanks Luke. I think it may look brighter cause of the flash. I'm using Hunter Green, the same color that I used on the Action Fleet X-wing I did.

For the primer I didn't use it. I've actually never used primer for any of my customs, I've never had a problem. However I do have the matt varnish spray, which is a clear protecting coating and prevents chipping. Would you recommend I use the primer?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 27, 2012, 05:50:21 AM
LOL. Well I was just joking, but if you ever do I want a shot at that three button Walker.

Anyhow, I like the green. I can't wait to see more progress on this one.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 27, 2012, 06:37:15 AM
I like spraying with a primer first to get an even base color and the paint will stick better to a primer than it does plastic. I have done vehicles both ways and I am just happier with the results when I prime first. On the green, I bet you are right, a flash would make it look not as dark. I also use Krylon dull clear to seal it up.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 27, 2012, 06:57:17 AM
Ah gotcha. I also spray painted this in my basement, where I was under a light as well. The pic of the AF X-wing was taken in my room. I'll have to compare them when I get home to see. I'm at my morning job now, I should have some time in between jobs to work on it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: flaccideagle on February 27, 2012, 07:04:38 AM
The wings will be worked on last, still trying to get the gunk off from the stickers. They still seem to be a little sticky.

Hey, great job on this X-wing so far (and the Corran figure from before if I didn't mention it!)
What type of paint are you using here and what type of paint did you use on the figure??

If you're having trouble with the "goo" residue from the stickers, I can suggest Goo Gone.  That stuff works great, doesn't melt the plastic.  It really does wonders with Hasbro paints and stickers.  I would apply some first to see how much it cleans off, then go further as needed.  Give the whole wing a good washing in warm water+soap.  Repeat as needed, and that should end your goo problems. 

Make sure if you do use Goo Gone that you clean it off very well, as you're not using a primer, it will do the "hair spray weathering trick" if you simply paint over it without cleaning it off and leave splotches and peel off.  You'll know it's all gone after washing as it has it's own chemically scent...

cheers!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 27, 2012, 07:22:29 AM
Thanks for the tip Eagle!

For the figure I used Games Workshop Paints. For the X-wing I used Hunters Green spray paint. Not sure of the brand, but I believe I picked it up from a craft store. As for the wings I can still use the primer as they haven't been painted yet.

I'm still at work and I really want to work on this lol.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 27, 2012, 10:26:21 AM
Just a minor update..

I missed 2 small spots in between the wings so I spray painted those real quick. While that was drying, I tried the warm water & soap method for the wings and it worked like a charm! It beats using the nail polish remover. Thanks again Eagle!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Wookie-Balls on February 28, 2012, 03:32:47 PM
Wow this looks great - I've never been a big reader of the EU (odd given my Shadows Of the Empire fetish) but I've always loved Horn's green X-wing, I can't wait to see how this project looks when finished!

Are you doing a custom pilot and droid too?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 28, 2012, 06:32:38 PM
Thanks Wookie. I have painted Corran, but I'll probably leave Whistler as is, I have no experience painting astromechs.

Here's my custom Corran Horn that will be used for the X-wing, compared to the stock version

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Figures/DSCN4439.jpg)


And my Action Fleet Corran Horn X-wing

(http://i44.tinypic.com/168iu11.jpg)


I had one done before but the wings didn't stay open and then I spilled crazy glue on one of the wings. The Action Fleet version is just about done, and will be the basis for the 1:18 X-wing, more or less.

Also, Shadows is my favorite EU timeline, with the Rogue Squadron novels a close second.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 28, 2012, 10:13:23 PM
UPDATE

Work on the Corran Horn X-wing is coming along, slowly but surely.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/vdguuh.jpg)


More to come soon!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on March 02, 2012, 11:27:47 PM
give me a little while Dave and i will sort a colour scheme correct whistler for you mate
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 03, 2012, 05:19:49 AM
Great Progress. Back on the fp.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 03, 2012, 06:39:16 AM
Dave, you have to paint up a proper Whistler! Check my thread or Jay's astromech directory would be faster. I have a proper Whistler in there for reference. It is a challenge but not that hard. You need some model masters or the equivilant white paint and water it down so it doesn't get chalky on you. You have to do it man!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 03, 2012, 07:33:26 AM
What green did you use on Corran?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 03, 2012, 07:39:05 AM
Thanks guys. Luke I'll see what I can do. Might have to buy a dozen or so before I get it right haha.

Jedi, I used Dark Angels Green from Games Workshop Paint.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 03, 2012, 10:14:32 PM
Thanks.  I may have to buy some.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 04, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
They are very good paints. Wraithnine introduced me to them.


More progress on the X-wing. This is just a little teaser, I'd say its about 90% done.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/35byz3p.jpg)


What happened was I ran out of the Hunter Green spray paint, so I took a trip to the craft store where I got it. Unfortunately they didn't have any in stock, so I'm gonna have to order online. I had another Hunter Green, but in a different brand, and as you can see it made the wings glossy (the wings were the only thing left to spray paint). I even used a gray primer for the wings before spraying it with the green. However I used the primer for the laser cannons and I think they look good.

All that needs touching up are the wings, which I will spray over with the primer, then spray again when I get the Hunter Green I've been using. Lastly I need to touch up the cockpit area. What I have done is I searched ebay for a spare X-wing canopy. I got one for cheap, so what I will do is swap the canopy, spray the area, then swap the canopy again so that there is no damage to the one I'm using.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: botwt on March 04, 2012, 06:27:01 PM
The X-wing looks excellent!! :)

If you use Testors Dullcote it will knock the glossy effect right out and should even out the look of the green paints...the stuff is amazing!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 04, 2012, 07:48:05 PM
Excelent advice botwt, just what I was going to say. If it doesn't work, you don't have to prime again. You have already bonded to the plastic so just spray over the existing green.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 05, 2012, 04:11:01 AM
Looks good to me. I can't wait to see the finished version. Back on the fp.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: flaccideagle on March 08, 2012, 08:48:34 AM
Glad to hear everything worked out ok for you on this, it looks AWESOME.  I have zero knowledge about Corran Horn other than his unique style sense.  Never read the books or comics with him, but the online debate about his colors/facial hair, and his droid having a name instead of numbers/letters (Whistler!) attracted my attention.

Again, this looks awesome.  Such a great job!!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 10, 2012, 06:28:29 PM
Still waiting for my Hunter Green spray paint, so in the meantime I have finished the Action Fleet Corran Horn X-wing. I already had one painted up before, but the wings never stayed open. To add insult to injury, I ended up spilling crazy glue on one of the wings. So here's Corran Horn's X-wing in Action Fleet form, part 2!

(http://i39.tinypic.com/29egcy0.jpg)


(http://i43.tinypic.com/dr71hd.jpg)


(http://i41.tinypic.com/23iwa5i.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 10, 2012, 06:39:26 PM
Looks great to me. Back on the front page.

I am looking foward to the finished 1:18 Scale Ship too. Nice work.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 11, 2012, 07:13:50 AM
Looking good man! I too can't wait to see how the big one turns out! What are you going to do with the one you spilled super glue on? If you are going to get rid of I I would like to trade with you to make it into an ugly.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 11, 2012, 08:41:41 AM
Yeah definitely Luke. I hope you don't mind, the paint job now looks a bit messy as after the glue incident, I used the X-wing for some paint tests - mostly different shades of green.

What do you have up for trade?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on March 11, 2012, 02:40:30 PM
good looking A/F custom dave  you nailed that one  ;)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: botwt on March 11, 2012, 04:40:45 PM
Looks very good!  :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 12, 2012, 09:13:54 AM
Dave I have tons of fodder! It would be easier if you tell me a few things you want. Any figure parts you are looking for?
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 12, 2012, 09:18:11 AM
Ok cool, I'll shoot you a PM.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 14, 2012, 11:21:02 AM
My Hunter Green spray paint came in the mail yesterday. I sprayed over the areas that were left over, and put the finishing touches on it today. You may see some scuff marks on it, but those unfortunately were already on the ship. I bought this used off ebay, wheres the new Red Leader X-wing I got off Rebelscum was straight out of the box. For my customs I like to use ships that are in used-good condition. My stock items I like in just about perfect condition.


(http://i43.tinypic.com/o9frld.jpg)


(http://i42.tinypic.com/21e7xb6.jpg)


(http://i42.tinypic.com/a0jdl4.jpg)


(http://i40.tinypic.com/2gxmy6s.jpg)


(http://i39.tinypic.com/5bzkn9.jpg)



Comparison shot - Action Fleet and 1:18 scale

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2elb47t.jpg)


Some minor differences between the two.

AF Version:  Front of engines are a light gray, canopy is black, no black stripes on the sides of the ship.

1:18 Scale:  Front of engines are kept green, canopy is gray, black stripes are now on the sides of the ship.

Hope you all enjoy!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 15, 2012, 04:51:03 AM
That looks really great! You are making me want to paint one! haha I love seeing an X-Wing with new deco! What one would you say is the most accurate to the descriptions in the books? Does an actual picture exist? I don't remember a green one in the comics...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 15, 2012, 06:07:13 AM
Thanks Luke! I've read that Horn's X-wing is green, black and some gray. There's no official artwork on it, this was just a design I got and went with it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 15, 2012, 07:57:36 AM
Wow, looks great. Bet I know one ship that will be on the front page soon.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hangarbay94 on March 15, 2012, 03:29:29 PM
That's a brave custom my friend! I love the green paint job!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: botwt on March 15, 2012, 05:19:20 PM
Really impressive work!!  :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 26, 2012, 06:31:48 PM
I did one last and minor detail to my Action Fleet Corran Horn X-wing. Up until now, the droid I was using was a standard black and white R2 unit. I didn't want to paint it as fear of the paint eventually chipping, even though I do have the matt varnish to seal it up. For a while I have been after the Action Fleet Naboo Hangar/Final Combat playset. I have seen that it can get a bit pricey, but I got a great deal on it.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/a304xv.jpg)


But you guys know I only collect from the OT. See the little circle up top? Here's a closer look. I was after the playset for this.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1230001.jpg)


I was able to get a pair of pliers and easily pull the R2 unit from the peg. This is the final result

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/M1230002.jpg)


Now I have a "stock" R2 unit acting as Whistler for my X-wing. It's a minor detail, but definitely adds to it I think.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 27, 2012, 07:35:22 AM
Yepper, it makes it even better. There is a lesson to be learned here. Good one GL1.

Back on the front page.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: botwt on March 27, 2012, 01:37:51 PM
Very nice job on that little bugger!! :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 14, 2014, 08:11:31 PM
What a hassle that was. I forgot when I organized my photobucket account, a lot of my pics in here were removed. I went through the thread and re-uploaded almost all the pics. I also updated my customs list on page 1. I have removed a few planned customs as I know they won't get done and I have lost interest in that specific project (there weren't many - under 5). I organized the headers, no more Rebel/Imperial/Neutral Craft headers. They are organized by size - Action Fleets, Large Scale, etc. I just skip a line to distinguish Rebel/Imperial/Neutrals.

I added a few new customs to the list, all large scale. I have a few things I'm looking to sell again on ebay. I know I'll get decent money for them. When I do, I can buy the ships and start working on them. Here's the list:

Blue Squadron Y-Wing:  This is based off the squadron that attacked the Suprosa from Shadows of the Empire. SOTE is my favorite EU story. The only "true" Blue Squad Y-Wing we have is the Action Fleet version, but its not based from Shadows. I want to buy another Gold 4 Y-Wing and repaint the gold markings blue, and paint the R5 unit red. Besides Shadows, I am basing it off a level in X-Wing Alliance as well, where you actually get to take part in the mission. In-flight, your R5 unit has red markings. The reason I want to use another Gold 4 Y-Wing - I love the weathering on it. The new Y-W has a targeting computer, and whenever I think of targeting computer, I think of the trench run from A New Hope. However I do like the orange paint job they gave on the piping of the new Y-W, and might do the same on this one.

Snowspeeder - Red/Orange markings:  A simple one. I want to get another Vintage Collection Snowspeeder and paint it with the traditional red/orange markings... providing I can find another one.

Dash Rendar's (updated) Outrider:  A ship that BADLY needs an update (looking at you too Dash!). Who's brilliant idea was it to give the Outrider features from a B-Wing?? I love the ship, but Kenner, you screwed this one up royally. It's a shame the only accurate Outrider we have is the Micro Machines version. I want to buy another one before attempting this one. Here's a link where I go in detail of what I want to do:  http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9090.0


That should be it really. Again, it'll be a few weeks before I can start up on one of these. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2014, 04:41:08 PM
Great work on the repaints.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: glorbes on April 17, 2014, 06:09:57 AM
Clean work on this Horn X-Wing repaint.  Could use a bit of weathering, but you've done a marvelous job.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 17, 2014, 01:33:30 PM
Thanks guys. I feel like repaints are my strong point lol.


While I wait on some ebay auctions for ships to customize, I was going through my bin of Action Fleet parts and found two Red 3 X-Wings. On one, the wings didn't stay open properly. On the other, the engines were broken off. I took a screwdriver and opened up both, and swapped the small bands that hold the wings together from the broken one to the other. The wings stay open properly now, and I can finally start a custom I've had planned for so long but never got around to - Rookie One's Blue Three X-Wing from Rebel Assault. I never played the game, but I've always liked the character.

Stay tuned.


EDIT:  There isn't much left of the blue paint I have, and what is left looks to be a bit goopy. In the meantime I'll be working on a white Darth Vader TIE Fighter, similar to the original white TIE I painted a while back.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on April 18, 2014, 06:22:25 PM
sometimes... if the paint isn't too old and it is acrylic you can add a little water to the paint... OR clear acrylic paint and mix it together to revive it a little. 

Can't wait to see it when it's done!  You know I love me some action fleet action!

I've also been watching ebay for action fleet auctions... I passed up an amazing one several months back that had several rare items in it...  I hate myself for not bidding on it... I just didn't have the money.  I think my OTC collection will never be complete :( 
I feel like, at least for the action fleet stuff, it's getting to the point in it's life where the people who are now seperating with their action fleet vehicles are of 2 types: 1) they found old toys and are trying to get rid of them (which also means they are broken, missing pieces, horrible condition, etc) or 2) they are serious collectors who know what they are worth and are asking prices reflected upon their worth (which means they are in great condition but way out of my budget!)...  and not only that... but the people doing the collecting, the people purchasing these items are the serious collectors who REALLY WANT what they are bidding on and are willing to pay those prices...  even for the crappy auctions... :/   All around I've had bad luck trying to get anything here lately... 

Sorry for the hijacking rant....
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 18, 2014, 07:45:23 PM
White Vader TIE coming along, about 90% done. Probably another day it should be done.


I thought about the water technique but I'm just afraid I'll run out of paint.   :-\

I think the hard part of doing the Blue 3 X-Wing will be painting those red rings around the engines blue. The 3 stripes won't be hard, but annoying if anything lol.


I agree with you 100% about action fleets on ebay. I've been noticing lately that they're going for a lot more then they were a few years ago. I had a similar discussion on Rebelscum the other day. It's a shame we have to resort to ebay, usually with the inflated prices now. Even the toy/collectible store in the mall over here, wanted $15 for a boxed Action Fleet Vader TIE from the Saga 2002 line. The previous week I saw a loose one on ebay for under $10. When I built my collection back up after stupidly selling them, I was very patient and even went to a few collectible shows. I picked up an Imperial Landing Craft, boxed for $10. Through another collecting site, I managed to get the green emblem-less A-wing for $15, however I found out it was the emblem-less one when I got it in the mail, so naturally I geeked out.

Just gotta be patient, eventually you'll complete your collection. I would be on ebay constantly, looking stuff up like I was doing a report for school lol. Keep at it, I got faith in ya!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on April 19, 2014, 03:24:52 AM
mate if anyone can pull it off you can.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on April 20, 2014, 08:19:08 AM

Just gotta be patient, eventually you'll complete your collection. I would be on ebay constantly, looking stuff up like I was doing a report for school lol. Keep at it, I got faith in ya!

Unfortunately my bank account doesn't have faith in me!  lol.  I can't justify purchasing them....  I aught to do like you suggest and look for the individual pieces I need to complete the collection... but I tend to go after lots that have extras in them so that I can customize :P 

in my later years I've become more focused on customizing rather than collecting, so I tend to spend my money on stuff for projects instead of trying to complete a collection that is going to stay sitting on a shelf!  I get more enjoyment out of working on a unique one-off project to make them my own!  It's a struggle... lol.

as for re-painting the blue on the y-wing... have you tried using mineral spirits to remove the old paint first?  SOMETIMES that works.... other times it makes things worse.

my other recommendation would be to paint over the red with a primer color, or black first before putting down the new color.  Although when you are trying to get perfect lines and not bleed over onto other parts of the ship that can be more work than it's worth with these small scale vehicles...
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 21, 2014, 12:56:20 PM
Alright cool, I'll look into that as well. Also gonna look into the epoxy glue. I talked to wookie-balls and he gave me some pointers as well. Still a noob here when it comes to things like that.

Vader's white TIE is on hold, the damn wings were broken off. They won't fit on properly when trying to attach them back on. Always something lol. I'll look into getting another one. The paint job I did, I wasn't really too happy with either.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 24, 2014, 11:32:36 AM
I found another Outrider at the local collectible store here so I picked it up for my custom. I came home and asked my Dad for some help with cutting off the pieces I outlined before. Let's face it, I'd rather have a busted ship then lose some fingers lol. He used to do construction so he's got the proper tools. I think it came out alright. It's quite a ways away from being finished though, I still need to get the sculpting clay to fill in the gaps and I'm probably going to give it another paint job.

Spudafett and wookie-balls gave me some pointers to use epoxy glue. I've been asking them how to use it and what to do because I'm a total noob. The best part was when I asked my Dad if he's ever used it, he's said yea haha. He's used it before to glue mirrors back on cars. Anyway here's the progress so far.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4702.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4704.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4706.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4709.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4710.jpg)


The last pic is what it would look like after its connected. Overall I'm happy with how it came out so far.

Still work to do though, stay tuned.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 25, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
I was going through the Citadel paint conversion chart, they changed a lot of paint names around. A lot, if not all the paint names when I started using them are named something different now. Anyway, remember the TIE Experimental M3 custom I did from X-Wing Alliance? It was a TIE Interceptor with rocket pods on the side. I was looking at the paint chart and I finally found one or two colors that closely resemble the color of the Interceptor. I just would like some input because I'm constantly going back and forth between the two.


Celestra Gray

(http://store.miniwargaming.com/images/P/CelestraGrey.jpg)


Fenrisian Gray

(http://store.miniwargaming.com/images/P/FenrisianGrey.jpg)


TIE Experimental M3

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060307212613/starwars/images/e/e1/TIE-M3_XWA.jpg)


I honestly can't decide lol.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on April 26, 2014, 12:18:15 PM
Fantastic, I love any type of YT Mod. It is looking good. Pretty cool you are getting your dad involved in your project too. Off to the front page.

It is looking great so far. Keep it going!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2014, 04:35:34 PM
I'm really liking this design, I'm looking forward to more WIP.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on April 27, 2014, 08:38:16 AM
man! i am dead jealous! always loved the Outrider.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 29, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
Many Bothans died to bring us this information..

All 3 of my paints that I needed for this custom came in the mail yesterday. I was able to knock out this custom, my very own Blue Squadron Y-Wing. To me, its more then a simple repaint. This Y-Wing is based on the squadron that attacked the Suprosa from Shadows of the Empire. SOTE is my favorite EU story, which prompted me to create this.

I went a little more in depth with this custom. I researched material regarding this Y-Wing before customizing it. In the comics, the Y-Wings are shown without blue paint, but have some orange markings on the body of the ship. I know comics aren't exactly known for having every detail on every page. In the video game X-Wing Alliance (a favorite of mine) you actually fly in one of the vacant Y-Wings. These Y-Wings do have blue paint, and the blue bands on the engines are much larger then the yellow bands found on this original Y-Wing. Also, your R5 unit has red markings. This R5 had yellow markings, but was a bit discolored. I took a flathead screwdriver and easily popped the head off. I swapped it with Porkins' R5 unit, and repainted the silver panels on top red so it looks like a basic R5 unit. Now it matches the R5 in the game.

So basically I took all the info I found and just combined everything. Now I just need a Bothan pilot. Without further ado here is the Bothan Blue Squadron


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw5.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/bsyw6.jpg)


List on page 1 has been updated again.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on April 30, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
Looks good. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on May 03, 2014, 09:35:24 PM
Great work Dave!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: wraithnine on May 04, 2014, 02:07:21 AM
another superb job from my mate Dave  :)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 04, 2014, 10:24:10 AM
Thanks guys. I got both Y-Wings on my chair here, they just look awesome next to each other. I'm very happy with the shade of blue that I used, and I think the orange piping really adds to it.  I mentioned it in my video but I forgot to say it here, I used a gray primer on the laser cannons. I easily pulled them out and sprayed them, and I actually liked how the gray looked so I left it. Lastly I dabbed a bit of black paint on the tips.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on May 06, 2014, 06:41:06 PM
Great work.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: DarthSinister on May 09, 2014, 08:00:40 PM
Nice job on all. I want to see the OutRider when it's done.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 21, 2014, 03:00:05 PM
Had to take a little break from customizing as I was busy for the past 2 weeks with training at my new job. The training wore me out, as it was at night and I would come right home, go to bed and go to work in the morning.

I just sat down to start customizing my Snowspeeder and the paint is the wrong shade. On paper, Jokaero Orange looks about perfect. I tested it out and it looks like a tan/light brown color. Definitely not even close. I'll probably start on Rookie One's Blue 3 X-wing instead in the next day or so.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 04, 2014, 06:17:54 PM
After getting the wrong color paint in the mail, I bought a new color which I think best matched what I needed for this custom. This is a Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder from the 2010 Vintage Line, but customized with the traditional redish-orange markings we are accustomed to seeing. Even though we have Zev's Rogue 2 Snowspeeder, I wanted to do this custom because I loved how this one was built. It's much more sturdy, well put together, and a better size I think. With that, it made all the more sense to customize it with the redish-orange markings.

In the first few pics, I have the smaller cannons on. In the last pic, which is what I have currently, has the custom with the second, larger set of cannons. I always preferred the smaller set of cannons, but this custom gave me an excuse to use the second set and not lose them. The color I used was Wild Rider Red from Games Workshop Paints.  The list on page 1 has been updated again.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4724.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4725.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4726.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4727.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/DSCN4723.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on June 04, 2014, 08:43:31 PM
Looks great!  I might have to do something similar
I think the rougue grey/black version from the action fleet line would make a good custom version of this too.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on June 05, 2014, 03:26:53 AM
Nice. Very nice. You can see my comments on the front page.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on July 09, 2014, 09:48:39 AM
The repaint looks great.
I hope Hasbro will make a Sandspeeder version of the Vintage 2010 Snowspeeder in the near future.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 02, 2015, 06:57:35 PM
Picked up some epoxy putty the other day so I should be starting up on the updated Outrider shortly. I bought 2 tubes so I should have plenty. Just wanted to post an update as I'm still interested in customizing.

Seems like with the announcement of the new movies its got my interest level back up.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2015, 06:14:11 AM
Glad to hear it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 10, 2015, 09:02:18 AM
Recently started working again on Dash Rendar's Outrider. With the epoxy putty I found I was able to fill in the gaps I had previously cut off (with the help of my Dad). I filled in 2 areas in the back (on each side of the engine), on the side of the cockpit which faces the body of the ship, the side of the gun turrent, and on the other side getting rid of the large missile launcher.

I feel like the areas I filled in could have been a bit better. Maybe this weekend I'll see if I can file them down so it looks a bit better or find some styrene sheet, cut the necessary size piece and place it over the epoxy putty. This is my first time working with the stuff, I think I did an ok job so far. Lastly I'm going to give the Outrider a new paint job.

The last pic is what its going to look like, the final design.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on April 11, 2015, 05:52:38 AM
Looks good. Glad you are continuing on with it. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 11, 2015, 06:54:07 AM
Great job ! look forward to seeing it completed .
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 01, 2015, 04:49:10 PM
It's been a while since I did an Action Fleet custom. I thought I would have this done tonight but I'm low on the silver I use and can't find it on ebay at the moment. I may have to buy another brand.

Here's my work in progress: Action Fleet TIE Fighter from The Force Awakens

I plan on repainting the panels on the wings silver, then adding a dab of red on the laser cannons.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on June 02, 2015, 02:41:21 AM
Looks good to me so far. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 06, 2015, 12:51:38 PM
I decided to take some Shipyarders advice from a while back and update my TIE Experimental M3, or "TIE Warhead" custom. Back then all I did was repaint the rocket pods (from a Warhammer 40K set) which came in a very dark gray color. I never had a color that matched the TIEs so I was stuck. Finally I found Celestra Gray and used that to repaint the whole TIE Interceptor, as well as the rocket pods. I dabbed a bit of red paint on the back, and repainted the back of the engine black. Some paint got on the black panels, and I easily painted them back to black. Lastly I super glued the pods to the sides of the TIE and sprayed it with a matt varnish spray to prevent chipping.

So I present to you my (updated) TIE Experimental M3, or "TIE Warhead" custom from X-Wing Alliance.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060307212613/starwars/images/e/e1/TIE-M3_XWA.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4788.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4790.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4789.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/DSCN4787.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on July 07, 2015, 10:32:09 AM
Oh yeah, time for a front page update. I think I prefer the circular rocket pods to the hexagonal ones anyhew.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 28, 2015, 04:36:34 PM
I recently purchased a TIE Droid resin kit from Scale Solutions on ebay. This came in 3 parts, the 2 wings and the main body of the ship. First I washed it with dish soap as it was a bit greasy. I let it sit overnight, then primed it with some black spray paint from Games Workshop Paints. Again I let it sit but for 2 days this time. Lastly I gave it a blueish-gray paint job with the color Fenrisian Gray. I also added in some gray details around the cockpit and the back with Codex Gray. For the first time painting a resin kit, I think I did an alright job.

Ever since playing Rogue Squadron I always wanted a TIE Droid in Action Fleet form. This TIE Droid is in scale with the other Action Fleet TIEs, so this is close enough. A very cool piece. I'm just trying to figure out how to get it on an Action Fleet stand now.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/tied1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/tied2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/tied3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/tied4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/tied5.jpg)


The list on page 1 has been updated.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on July 28, 2015, 04:40:56 PM
That is awesome!! Really turned out great. It really is a cool tie variant too.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2015, 07:08:48 AM
Wow, that turned out great. I tried to find that kit on eBay and struck out. If you could pm me a link or email that would be awesome.

Off to share. I sure hope you get it on a stand!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on July 29, 2015, 08:32:14 AM
would you mind getting a photo of it next to an AF tie?  I've seen this kit around for a long time and have always wanted to get one...  Never felt like spending the money though.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 29, 2015, 08:45:59 AM
Thanks guys. Tamer, PM coming shortly. I'll get a TIE comparison up after work. I wanted to do that originally and forgot.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 29, 2015, 05:52:16 PM
Here's a comparison shot, first with the TIE Fighter then with the other TIE variants. The Vader TIE is the larger scale version.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: spudafett on July 29, 2015, 07:55:47 PM
That looks a tad bit small, but exactly like the kit I was thinking about.   The Tie-D was supposed to be smaller than the ties, so it makes sense.

There was someone that was selling just the wings in a kit that could go onto the action fleet models I think... 

Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on July 30, 2015, 05:13:00 AM
Got the link and will post on it shortly, thanks!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 30, 2015, 06:21:26 PM
Very cool !
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 03, 2015, 11:11:34 AM
I agree that its a bit on the small side. However I'm very happy with it and definitely recommend it. I've always been a fan of this design. Now if they made a TIE Advance/Avenger model.

I went to Home Depot today with a friend to get some plexiglass for my Action Fleet shelves. Hopefully tomorrow he's coming over to help put them up. We bought hinges and everything, and I'll get pictures up when they're done. While I was there I picked up a small pvc pipe for my TIE Droid resin kit. I thought about drilling a hole in the bottom for a stand, but didn't want to run the risk of ruining it. The pipe was like 50 cents. Here's a quick look, and I plan on spraying it black so it matches the other AF stands.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 03, 2015, 02:30:51 PM
... And done! The black definitely looks better.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 13, 2015, 03:54:46 PM
I recently picked up the Outrider from the X-wing Miniatures game set. While it looks cool, I have no interest in playing this game but have found the ships to have some awesome detail. The only area lacking was the engine. As you can see, its black so it definitely looks bland. I took some ice blue paint from games workshop paints and touched it up, giving it some "engine glow" color. The Micro Machines and titanium versions of the Outrider have a light blue color on the engine, so seeing this not have any color seemed out of place. It's very minor, but it definitely makes it stand out a bit more I think.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on September 13, 2015, 04:12:38 PM
  Yeah those star wars miniatures are really nice. I picked up a few x-wings Y-wings ect. they're all the same scale 1/280, except for the large ships. Great job making the "Engine glow"!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2015, 02:30:24 AM
I like it. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 11, 2016, 12:38:37 PM
"Chewie... we're home."

This is my custom Action Fleet Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens. Not much was done but sometimes its the simplest things that make it. The radar dish is from the new Micro Machines Falcon playset that transforms into Jakku. I got some pliers and easily pulled out the old dish. The new dish was a perfect fit. No modifications to Chewie, but I painted Han's hair gray and painted over the yellow stripes on his pants black.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon5.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon6.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon7.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfafalcon8.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on January 11, 2016, 01:30:55 PM
That's a great idea making an Action Fleet TFA Falcon, and using the MM dish. Looks great! They really need to make AF again. The market is starved for new vehicles.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on January 12, 2016, 03:17:03 AM
This is great! I so miss AF. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 28, 2016, 10:55:51 AM
I've finally done more work with my First Order TIE Fighter. My deadline for this was before TFA was released but that didn't happen lol. This was my 3rd attempt and it looks like I got it down this time. What I did this time was I sprayed it with a gray primer, as the panels would be left gray. The biggest hassle came next, I taped over all the panels and sprayed it with a black primer. I had a spare cockpit window that I placed over the TIE's cockpit so it wouldn't get hit with paint. Lastly I peeled off the tape, all I have to do now is some touch-ups where the tape overlapped.

And in keeping up with the Galoob Action Fleets of 2 figures per ship, the figures for my custom will be a TIE Pilot and General Hux. For Hux I used an Action Fleet Imperial Officer figure from the Classic Duels Falcon vs. TIE Interceptor set, the officer with the suitcase. I removed the suitcase and super-glued a cape from a Vader figure. Here's a quick look.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on February 29, 2016, 03:55:49 AM
Looks good. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 09, 2016, 09:19:00 PM
I've had this on the back burner since the middle of last summer. I've finally completed my custom Action Fleet First Order TIE Fighter from The Force Awakens.

The two figures included are a First Order TIE Pilot and General Hux.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfatie1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfatie2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfatie3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfatie4.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 10, 2016, 03:22:15 AM
Looks great to me. Off to share in the usual places.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 26, 2016, 04:12:15 PM
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!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2016, 02:31:25 AM
Looks pretty good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 14, 2016, 07:35:19 PM
I did some more work on my custom TFA Millennium Falcon tonight. With testing my weathering skills on the Falcon/Jakku Micro Machines playset, I wanted to give it a go on the Action Fleet version. I used the Galoob Falcon, as I thought the Saga 2002 Falcon from Hasbro was too dark. This way I can weather it until I feel its the right amount.

I weathered it and dry brushed the ship with some black paint. I went darker at the back of the ship on top, towards the engine. In TFA there's a few shots on Jakku where the same area is quite dark. I weathered the rest of the ship just enough so it's noticeable, with the front and underside a bit darker then the rest of the ship. I also added in blast effects towards the front of the ship and near the new sensor dish. I dry bushed those areas with black and made the area bigger, and also added in some silver for the blast effects. Lastly I painted in 3 small circles, on both sides of the top laser cannon dark gray, just to give it a bit more detail.

I would like to dry brush the top at least once more. I thought I wouldn't be happy with it but I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out. I just need a Finn and Rey and I can officially close the book on this custom.


Top

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfamf1.jpg)


Bottom

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfamf2.jpg)


First blast effect

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfamf3.jpg)


Second blast effect

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfamf4.jpg)


Galoob/Hasbro/TFA custom

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/tfamf5.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on June 15, 2016, 05:01:13 AM
Looks good. On the front pages.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Forceflow on June 15, 2016, 03:11:48 PM
I just need a Finn and Rey and I can officially close the book on this custom.

That would be rad, in the old Action Fleet style! With the little clip-on legs and swinging arms! Hee hee!

Wish I still had those from when I was a kid. Shoot, I wish they were making them now instead of this die-cast nonsense.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 09, 2016, 08:00:23 PM
Tonight I weathered up TFA Millennium Falcon. I thought it was just too bland looking. The circles in the front, and the square pieces near the cockpit and rear of the ship I dry brushed with black until the area was filled. Then I dry brushed again with some gray so it wasn't too dark. Really happy with the end result.


BEFORE


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1515.jpg)


AFTER


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1516.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1517.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1519.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1518.jpg)


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/IMG_1520.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on July 10, 2016, 05:13:54 AM
Oh yeah, so much better. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 16, 2016, 02:38:36 PM
Three guesses as to what I'm working on next.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on September 16, 2016, 03:06:06 PM
Ooh! ooh! i know! A u-wing.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2016, 03:40:31 AM
Is this action fleet in scale? U Wing works for me too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Sjefke on September 17, 2016, 12:50:26 PM
Three guesses as to what I'm working on next.
An Ugly
A U-wing
None of the above, but awesome anyway.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Starchaser on September 18, 2016, 12:33:47 AM
The paint job on your TFA Falcon looks great!
I'm voting for the U-wing also:)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 18, 2016, 02:48:04 PM
Thanks Starchaser! Usually I don't like doing work like that unless I have two. In this case, it needed some work done to it and I didn't mind. I'm much happier with it now.

And yes, I'm currently working on an Action Fleet custom U-wing. It will be in the "open" position. I do prefer the closed position but due to limited resources the wings be sticking out, in flight mode.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 24, 2016, 06:48:47 PM
Here is my custom Red Squadron Resistance X-wing, during the Battle of Starkiller Base from The Force Awakens. You can see a few Red Squadron X-wings from a deleted scene where they are preparing to enter lightspeed. I still need to touch up some minor details, most notably around the front of the engines. Apart from that this is the final product.

I doubt Hasbro will make one of these.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/rsrxw1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/rsrxw2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/rsrxw3.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on September 25, 2016, 06:42:24 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on September 26, 2016, 07:57:54 AM
Like the classic red squadron paint scheme, cant go wrong with that.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on October 27, 2016, 04:30:59 PM
Nice paint job on the Falcon and two X-Wings
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on November 19, 2016, 10:28:20 AM
Excellent weathering on the Falcon and excellent paint job on the Red Squadron X-Wing.
here is a link to a yt-video where you can see Red Squadron if someone is interested:
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 25, 2016, 05:38:03 PM
Here is something I quickly did today. I took the Disney Store Millennium Falcon and converted it into a The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon. It's just more then a simple radar dish swap. I had to do some dremeling and put some parts together to make it work. I feel the Titanium Ultra line from Hasbro in 2005 is far superior then Disney's. Now I'm not knocking Disney's line, I do like them. I just feel like Disney's line is somewhat of a continuation of the titanium ships, and that I would be buying doubles.

The radar dish I'm using is from the Millennium Falcon "value line" that was recently released. I was very disappointed with that Falcon, but it gave me the oppertunity to use the radar dish here.


Here's a step by step guide of how I did it:

First, using a dremel I took off the radar dish and the part it was attached to

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/2.jpg)


Then, where the radar dish was, I dremeled a hole inside (which will come in use later)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/3.jpg)


I took a spare laser cannon from an Action Fleet X-wing from my parts bin, and cut the middle piece off (where the arrow is)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/4.jpg)


I cut off the clip that was on the radar dish as it wouldn't fit to my liking. I took the part of the laser cannon and cut the piece in half. Not exactly a clean cut, but that part will be on the inside anyway. I dremeled a little bit on the underside of the radar dish, and super-glued the laser cannon part inside. Then I spray painted it with a gray primer that was actually a close color match to the Falcon

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/5.jpg)


Lastly, I put some tacky material around the laser cannon to tighten up the radar dish, as it was still quite loose. Complete!

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/6.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/7.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/8.jpg)


Comparison shot: Hasbro's Titanium Ultra Falcon (left) and Disney Store Falcon converted into TFA Falcon (right)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/The%20Force%20Awakens/9.jpg)


I just feel like this Falcon should have been TFA version. Watch, now they will release that version soon knowing my luck lol.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2016, 03:25:48 AM
Pretty cool conversion. Let me go share that.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 03, 2016, 02:39:55 PM
I finally learned the wash technique, and after a few runs I applied it to the Rogue One U-wing and TFA Millennium Falcon Revell kits. I never realized just how easy this was, and now I'm looking to go back and apply some washes to some of my past customs. These ships needed a wash, they were practically white, especially the U-wing.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/5.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/6.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 03:41:21 PM
Great work on both the Falcon and the U-wing you got the wash technic down pat.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on December 03, 2016, 05:47:55 PM
   They do look great. A little black wash goes a long way. Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on December 04, 2016, 08:17:15 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 10, 2016, 07:02:54 AM
The weathering on both models look great.
What do you use for the "washing"? I use oil colours thinned with turpentine.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 10, 2016, 08:58:50 AM
Thanks! I use Games Workshop Paints. I use Abaddon Black, and just take some of the paint and dip it into a cup of warm water until I have the right amount. I brush it on, and the brush I use has the bristles spread out. It works better then a normal brush. I let it sit for about 30 seconds, then wipe it off. Repeat as necessary.


I bought the Revell Rogue One Star Destroyer kit and applied a wash to it last night. This was another kit that was almost white. I did run out of black paint so I'm debating of giving this another wash or not when I get more. I do like how it came out but don't want it too dark.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/rkisd1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/rkisd2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Vehicles/rkisd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2016, 09:36:40 AM
Looks good to me. I just saw Fiala reviewed this kit.

Definitely looks much better with a wash. Let me go share this.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 05:15:49 PM
Damn that really made the Revell SD look 100% better, awesome job mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 30, 2016, 03:00:07 AM
I agree. It looks much better with a wash.
I will try a dark grey wash on my Revell SD.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 06, 2017, 06:30:45 PM
How to change the astromech on the 30th Anniversary Y-wing without dremeling the molded-in astromech

Going through some old posts on Rebelscum, I've seen a few members dremel out the droid on this Y-wing. It was done very well and I wanted to give it a go, having just bought a dremel myself. I've got some practice under my belt, I've already been turning old figure heads into a ball-joint neck. I bought a used one on ebay, just the body of the ship, no engine parts for real cheap. I couldn't get the cuts right, the dremel kept skipping and would sometimes hit other parts of the ship. I just didn't feel comfortable doing it on the one I had. You could see afterwards all the cuts from the dremel, it would have looked obvious.

The other night I wanted to try something. On the spare Y-wing I took a flathead screwdriver and easily popped the astro off. Just place the screwdriver right under the silver ring. You will need the silver ring, as that is the part that clips into place. Taking my dremel, I cut where the silver squares are on the "neck", just above the silver ring. Keep going around until you're able to just pull it apart. (picture 1)

Then I filed down the silver ring where it was cut off, so it would be even. Lastly I super-glued it to the underside of the red R5 unit's head. The R5 head is from Disney's Build-A-Droid line. I let it set, then afterwards you can pop it back on, and it still rotates like normal. (picture 2)

I still have to clean up the area a bit around the neck. I just wanted to share, with this being another means of swapping out the astro.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 07, 2017, 03:39:51 AM
Nice fix. Let me go share it.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 15, 2017, 06:51:06 PM
Been a while since I did an Action Fleet custom. This is my custom Partisan X-wing from Rogue One.  It's definitely one of the hardest ones I've done so far. I wanted to have this done before Rogue One came out. I should really stick to my deadlines. Being on vacation from work has its benefits.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/afpxw1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/afpxw2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/afpxw3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/afpxw4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/afpxw5.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 16, 2017, 03:20:14 AM
Oh yeah, very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 18, 2017, 07:16:01 PM
Custom Action Fleet Red Leader X-wing with Garven Dreis and R5-K6

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl3.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl4.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl5.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Star%20Wars/Action%20Fleet/Customs/rl6.jpg)


I finally finished my custom Red Leader X-wing with Garven Dreis and R5-K6. I used a Biggs Red 3 X-wing, with the white bands on the engines. Red Leader's X-wing never really had any color, it was rather bland. I took it apart, and used nail polish remover to take off the red rings on the engines. Next, I painted a red stripe on both sides of the body, also connecting them in doing so. After that, I dry brushed the white bands on the engines - both the white bands in the back and front a light gray, then went over the ones in the front with a light blue. I also used the light blue for the canopy. I am basing this off of the model from Lucasfilm. I dry brushed the light gray again over 2 red stripes on the wings, then gave the ship a wash to weather it.

For the figures, I used a basic Luke figure and an R5 unit from the Yavin binoculars Micro Machines playset. I repainted the gloves and boots black. I repainted most of the helmet with a beige color. It was a skin tone color that closely matched Red Leader's helmet. I left the middle white, along with the red stripe. Finally I added in 4 red dots, 2 on each side. Lastly I repainted the R5 unit red and added in the black details.

I've been wanting to do this X-wing for the longest time, and am very happy to have it done.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on March 19, 2017, 04:52:42 AM
Looks good to me. Nice description of what you did too. Off to share in the right places.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 19, 2017, 08:26:19 AM
Both X-Wings look great.
The black/white Partisan version from Rogue One is my favorite X-Wing paint sheme.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 23, 2017, 04:57:18 PM
Thanks guys!

The Partisan X-wing was a little tough, not gonna lie. I'm really happy with Red Leader's X-wing too. Now I plan to make John Branon's Red Four X-wing eventually, this way I'll have Reds 1-6 from the Battle of Yavin. We originally got Reds 2, 3, 5 and 6, so why not complete half the squadron I say.

Also the list on page 1 has been updated. Been a while, I forgot to keep it updated.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 28, 2017, 10:26:29 PM
I picked up a TIE Striker Bandai model kit today. These are 1:72 scale (same scale as Action Fleets). While there was no painting or any custom work done, I did give it a few changes.

I dremeled a hole underneath towards the front to get it on a stand. I didn't want to, but the hole towards the back wasn't working, as there was too much weight forward.

I lost the tips to the laser cannons under the cockpit (very small). I cut off some tips from some X-wing laser cannons and just replaced them. They gave you a choice with the canopy window - black but no plastic covering, or a clear window with no black paint. I chose the clear window and just painted in the black, as the stickers were terrible for the clear canopy.

These go great with Action Fleets, so I may look into getting others. I can't fully get into another line, so I will most likely buy model kits of vehicles that weren't produced in Action Fleet form.

(http://i.imgur.com/Hfv8waO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/X6eerPB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/38rTWNi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GpiGzzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2017, 08:24:26 AM
Looks good. Off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on July 29, 2017, 10:40:31 AM
Cool! I haven't gotten that kit yet. Looks good! Works well with the AF TIE.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 29, 2017, 10:59:29 AM
Cool! I haven't gotten that kit yet. Looks good! Works well with the AF TIE.

Thanks! I was very surprised to see it go very well with the Action Fleets. Where do you get those Bandai kits? I stopped in Michael's Craft Store today and all they had was 3 Revell kits - the AT-ACT, TFA Falcon and Poe's X-wing. I got the Striker at a local collectible shop but feel they charged a bit more then they should have.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on July 29, 2017, 04:50:55 PM
Cool! I haven't gotten that kit yet. Looks good! Works well with the AF TIE.

Thanks! I was very surprised to see it go very well with the Action Fleets. Where do you get those Bandai kits? I stopped in Michael's Craft Store today and all they had was 3 Revell kits - the AT-ACT, TFA Falcon and Poe's X-wing. I got the Striker at a local collectible shop but feel they charged a bit more then they should have.

  Mostly I get them on Amazon. Of course I have Prime because of my Verizon plan. Usually their older kits are at, or sometimes below MSRP.  I've heard of them being at Hobby Lobby, and Barnes and Noble. Sometimes I buy them from Japanese sellers on eBay, mostly Hobby_japan.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 29, 2017, 06:14:53 PM
Awesome, thanks! I will have a look.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on July 29, 2017, 06:23:36 PM
Great work.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 18, 2017, 09:05:32 PM
Here is my custom Action Fleet TIE Avenger. An Imperial Pilot is included, but I have not decided on a second figure yet.

The wings are actually different, they are from the website Shapeway, a seller was kind enough to make them for me. Vader's wings were detached, then I filed down the attachment on the body of the ship. The wings from Shapeway were spray painted black and I added in the gray details. The body of the ship was painted with the same gray. I added in some details with a darker gray, as well as some red lights in the back.

(http://i.imgur.com/KZIe3Gp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cyX8wDF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MXtwWxv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ynpH2KE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CZQEhIF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Lbb2AXl.jpg)
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: hemble on August 18, 2017, 09:25:33 PM
Another great conversion.

Ron
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Tamer on August 19, 2017, 05:30:38 AM
Looks good, off to share.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: JDeck on August 20, 2017, 04:25:58 AM
Dude. That's rad!!
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 20, 2017, 05:42:09 PM
Thanks everyone! I've always wanted to make one since playing X-wing Alliance. I would try to cut up Vader's wings but they just were never coming out right. The Avenger's wings are different looking, more of a dagger look to it which is why I went through the Shapeways website.
Title: Re: Goldleaderone's Custom Vehicles
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on August 25, 2017, 08:56:20 AM
The TIE Avenger is a very interesting TIE variant.
Excellent work my friend.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE/ad_starfighter