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Imperial Creative Engineering => Models, Scratch Builds, and Miscellaneous => Topic started by: hemble on December 11, 2009, 05:14:55 PM

Title: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 24/07/17
Post by: hemble on December 11, 2009, 05:14:55 PM
Hi All

New to this forum and just thought that I would show you all the Indiana Jones figure's and Dio's that I have done over the years, some of you know my work already but for those that haven't enjoy and comments are always welcomed.

I have added a link as there are alot of pics so I figured that this would be the best way for you all to see them.

HembleCreations FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/?ref=hl (https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/?ref=hl)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's
Post by: Clonehead on December 11, 2009, 05:17:52 PM
I fondly remember these wonderful works also, Ron. That concept Toht is pretty killer, buddy. Great work all around.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2009, 10:46:31 PM
Hi All

Clonehead - Cheers bro and glad you liked the concept Toht figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2009, 10:47:30 PM
Hi All

When the 1/4 Premium Format indy came out from Sideshow Toys I always wanted to make something similar in 1/6 but never could find the perfect Indy Head sculpt with that cocky Indy smile.

Then the other week I friend on the Sideshow forums Paul Carson was selling the perfect head sculpt of Indy I've ever seen and he even had that cocky smirk.
 
So I ordered myself a Head sculpt and once I received it got to work on making my own 1/6 PF Indy.  Instead of the pedestal that comes with the 1/4 PF figure I wanted to have a jungle scene instead as I really think it suits the figure very well.  

When I was happy with the figures pose it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and Games Workshop paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE
      
1: Indiana Jones - The clothing, whip, idol and body are from Sideshow toys,  the head sculpt is from Paul Carson from Sideshow Forums. The hands are from an old AMT Luke Skywalker 1/6 figure kit and the hat is from The frontline custom head .
 
2: Base - The base is from the Sideshow Toys Indiana Jones figure. The figure was superglued and screwed inplace at the feet and then plaster was used to cover the base and left to dry.
 
When the plaster had dried I painted it dark brown and then added the ground work which a got from the back yard from the garden, the plants are plastic fishtank plants that I got from the local pet shop.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf1.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf2.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf3.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf4.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf6.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf7.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/pf8.jpg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: dana.raye.smith on December 13, 2009, 10:27:16 AM
Very nice Indy.
That is a great head sculpt.
And the selections and presentation and weathering really pull the whole thing together.
Excellent work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: Clonehead on December 13, 2009, 10:30:16 AM
This one's another winner, Ron! You are right, that is an amazing head sculpt. The base is perfect,
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 14, 2009, 12:36:41 AM
your custom Indy blows me away, the best of the best

can't wait to see more
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: hemble on December 14, 2009, 01:38:20 AM
Hi All

dana.raye.smith,  Clonehead & FialaFernbrugg - Cheers guys and glad you are enjoying the Indy custom, and more will be coming soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 14, 2009, 06:45:49 AM
Oh what a beauty Ron! I have never seen that head but is is simply brilliant! So I take it he sculpted it himself? Great job as usual my friend, I really like the smerk on his face!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indiana Jones Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: hemble on December 15, 2009, 01:26:47 AM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker wrote
Quote
Oh what a beauty Ron! I have never seen that head but is is simply brilliant! So I take it he sculpted it himself? Great job as usual my friend, I really like the smerk on his face!

Thanks heaps bro and the HS was done by Paul he is very talented.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 13/12/2009
Post by: hemble on December 15, 2009, 03:37:01 PM
Hi All

I figured that I would put up links to my other figures that I have done over the years enjoy and again all comments are welcomed.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 15, 2009, 07:55:29 PM
Wow Ron, is there anything you have not done? I really enjoyed checking out all of them out. What great diversity you have working with different size figures, the sculpting, the different materials, the paint and weathering, boiling technique to weather fabric, then all the different subject matter. I am once again blown away.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: Clonehead on December 15, 2009, 08:23:08 PM
Some of these, I have seen, Ron, and some, I haven't. They are all truly amazing, buddy. That Deckard figure from Blade Runner may well have been the first of your figures that I had ever seen, not too many years ago, and it drew me into the web of your fabulous customs. Yes, the diversity you show is inspiring and the exquisite detail keeps me wanting more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: hemble on December 17, 2009, 08:20:29 PM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker wrote
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Wow Ron, is there anything you have not done? I really enjoyed checking out all of them out. What great diversity you have working with different size figures, the sculpting, the different materials, the paint and weathering, boiling technique to weather fabric, then all the different subject matter. I am once again blown away

Really appreciate the commenst Spry thank you, as for the diversity I always like to try new things especially when it comes to customizing.

Clonehead wrote
Quote
Some of these, I have seen, Ron, and some, I haven't. They are all truly amazing, buddy. That Deckard figure from Blade Runner may well have been the first of your figures that I had ever seen, not too many years ago, and it drew me into the web of your fabulous customs. Yes, the diversity you show is inspiring and the exquisite detail keeps me wanting more.

Thanks very much buddy and more will be coming over the next few weeks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 17, 2009, 11:37:37 PM
omg  :o

 just awesome mate, you made so many excellent customs. It was really a enjoyment to watch all your customs.

I'm speechless
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: hemble on December 20, 2009, 01:30:05 AM
Hi All

FialaFernbrugg wrote
Quote
omg 

 just awesome mate, you made so many excellent customs. It was really a enjoyment to watch all your customs.

I'm speechless

Thanks heaps FF really apprecaite the kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2010, 11:22:29 PM
Hi All

I was looking thru the Indiana Jones Magazines the other day and came across a pic of Indy in a deep sea divers suit and was intrigued by the picture. 
After doing some more searching I came across Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil comics and saw that Indy used a deep sea suit, After seeing the pictures I decided that I would give this a go as it is such a different look for Indy.
 
Once I put the whole figure and base to together to see what it would like I pulled everything apart and painted and weatherd it using Vallejo, Games Workshop paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE
       
1: Indiana Jones - Indy's body and head are from Sideshow Toys, the gloves are from a Dragon the divers helmet,  The diving suit,  shoulder plate and metal souls and weight blocks are from the old GI JOE figures. 
The lead weight blocks are actually plastic I just repainted them to look like lead,  The harness is made of leather and 1/6 scale buckles.
 
The knife and sheath are from Dragon and the boots souls are real lead weights from the GI Goe figure and the ankle braces are made from left over material and 1/6 scale buckles.
The diving helmet was missing the handle so I used some 1/72 scale pieces from the bits box to make one,  The rope is from also from the bits box.
 
2: Base - The base is from the hardware shop from the craft section and the ships decking was done by using balsa wood and then I scribed the blank sections into it.  The crate was made from scraps of balsa wood which I got from my scrap box and was built I scribed panels into it.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2010, 04:43:53 AM
Looks phenomenal Ron. Sounds like an intersting story. What was he looking for by diving? Atlantis?
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: Clonehead on April 04, 2010, 06:47:48 AM
Very nice work, Ron! I love your little vignettes.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2010, 03:55:43 PM
Hi All

Guys glad you liked it thank you and Tamer what info I could find it was a shrine of some sought but without reading the actual comics I honestly don't know what kind of shrine.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 07, 2010, 04:18:12 PM
Very nice work as usual Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: TheCloneCommander on April 07, 2010, 07:26:30 PM
(http://undergroundfreakz.com/s/cwm/cwm/eek2.gif) Holey Crap!!! that looks incredible Ron!!!! where are the job offers at? you have skills my friend, these need to be offered all round the world!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 07, 2010, 10:57:31 PM
That is really awesome Ron
Your are the best mate

10/10
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2010, 11:22:50 PM
Hi All

Really appreciate the comments guys thank you and TheCloneCommander no job offers yet mate :) but I wouldn't say no to a job offer doing this  ;) ;)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 04/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2010, 12:53:10 AM
Hi All

I've always loved stop motion films since I can remember and decided that I would give one a go using 1/6 scale figures. I thought about  it for a long time a finally decided to do one about Indiana Jones.

This will be a project that I have set a completion date of March 17th 2011 as I'm still new to stop motion.  In this section you will see how and what I have done to achieve this project and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

I figured that I would start work on this film by making the Temples that will be seen from two different views one will be by plane and the other will be from a ledge in the mountians,  The size is roughly 1/350th scale so it was made just for distance shots.

RECIPE
       
I've done a tutorial for this little project so you can see how I made it and what I used. Here is a link to the tutorial section and enjoy.   
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2010, 09:04:45 AM
Wow, is this gonna be great. I will get this on the fp today!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: CaptainMountie on April 14, 2010, 01:33:39 PM
I love it!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 14, 2010, 02:59:31 PM
Ron, you are the man! You got Indiana Jones on the front page of a Star Wars site! I have never seen that before today. This is a breath taking scene. I can visualize a plane flying over this diorama. As usual so well done, it looks perfect! I can't wait to see more from this project!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2010, 12:37:59 AM
Hi All

Tamer - Cheers buddy and FP I'm honoured especially not being SW.

CaptainMountie - Thanks mate.

Luke Sprywalker - Mate I know FP and I can't stop  ;D . I'm really enjoying this project and I really want to take my time with it. The other thing is the space I have about half a gargae where I'll be doing the filming but the sets will take up most of the room.

I'll have to get in contact with Hangerbay94 and ask him would he mind doing a little PS to this for me.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 15, 2010, 05:11:24 AM
Oh my, the combined powers of Ron Hemble and Julian Maurice,  that will be a site to behold!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 15, 2010, 08:27:32 AM
Ron that dio is over the top, thx a lot for the pics.
You put so much work in all your custom projects and the result is always fantastic.
I hope you will never stop with your excellent custom work.

great job mate
1000/1000
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Mando Commando on April 15, 2010, 08:48:06 AM
Can't wait for the stop mo!  Bet it's going to be awesome!   bbfet
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: bobby-brazil on April 17, 2010, 07:36:56 AM
Hi All

I was looking thru the Indiana Jones Magazines the other day and came across a pic of Indy in a deep sea divers suit and was intrigued by the picture. 
After doing some more searching I came across Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil comics and saw that Indy used a deep sea suit, After seeing the pictures I decided that I would give this a go as it is such a different look for Indy.
 
i am really into deepsea diving suits and the space suits that look like them, and have quite a bit of the toys that are out there so i noticed quickly the joe parts, but this is really really nice it is a great job
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 16/12/2009
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on April 17, 2010, 11:12:23 AM
Hi All

I was looking thru the Indiana Jones Magazines the other day and came across a pic of Indy in a deep sea divers suit and was intrigued by the picture. 
After doing some more searching I came across Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil comics and saw that Indy used a deep sea suit, After seeing the pictures I decided that I would give this a go as it is such a different look for Indy.
 
Once I put the whole figure and base to together to see what it would like I pulled everything apart and painted and weatherd it using Vallejo, Games Workshop paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE
       
1: Indiana Jones - Indy's body and head are from Sideshow Toys, the gloves are from a Dragon the divers helmet,  The diving suit,  shoulder plate and metal souls and weight blocks are from the old GI JOE figures. 
The lead weight blocks are actually plastic I just repainted them to look like lead,  The harness is made of leather and 1/6 scale buckles.
 
The knife and sheath are from Dragon and the boots souls are real lead weights from the GI Goe figure and the ankle braces are made from left over material and 1/6 scale buckles.
The diving helmet was missing the handle so I used some 1/72 scale pieces from the bits box to make one,  The rope is from also from the bits box.
 
2: Base - The base is from the hardware shop from the craft section and the ships decking was done by using balsa wood and then I scribed the blank sections into it.  The crate was made from scraps of balsa wood which I got from my scrap box and was built I scribed panels into it.

Ron



Man Ron that looks awesome
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Darth Creatine on April 21, 2010, 07:11:45 PM
Ron,

I use to follow you on Sandtrooper before I quit customizing. Now I am back and only posting here for the most part. Man I have got to say I cant believe I forgot to check your thread over there. These are awesome.

Congrats agian bro. Please show more.

Jon
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 25, 2010, 07:59:04 PM
Hi All

Thanks guys always appreciate the replies.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 25, 2010, 08:00:23 PM
Hi All

I started watching the Thnuderbirds on DVD again and thought that it would be a cool idea to make some dio's, so I looked around the net and on ebay and found these cool Thunderbird Microman Figures from TAKARA. 

I ordered a few and started work straight away once I got them, with the first dio I just wanted something nice and simple to show of the figure and hoverbike. 

Once I got the look and feel of the dio I painted and weathered everything using Vallejo, GW and pastels.

When I was working on this dio I wanted the original feel of TB's in the way the scenery looked realistic and the characters acted real but had that puppet feel to them.
 
RECIPE
       
Virgil and Hoverbike - Are from TAKARA's Microman series the only thing I changed was the hands as I think they were to small.
I swapped the hands for some 6" hands from the Angel action figures.  I also repainted the head, boots and sash re- adjusted the sash to fit better.
 
The only thing that I didn't like about this figure was the sash as I couldn't remove the International Rescue logo as it is to low but other then that it's a great figure. The hoverbike came with the figure and I just removed the wheels that make it roll.

I decided to keep the figure articulated so I could put him in different poses when I get bored with the sitting pose his in now.
 
Base - I picked up the base from the craft section at my local hardware shop, I used putty for the actual ground build up and then used Woodland Scenics railway grass and shrubs.

The International Rescue logo came with the figure I removed it from the packaging cut it out then glued it in place.

To simulate the hoverbike hovering I used the metal rods that held the plastic wheels inplace. I drilled holes in the base and hoverbike and then attached them to the base with superglue and then attached the bike.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hangarbay94 on April 29, 2010, 04:23:56 PM
Oh Hemble, your creations are so mad. This one has to be the coolest desktop dio's I have seen. I used to love Thuderbirds as a kid!
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 29, 2010, 05:20:08 PM
Never heard of the Thunderbirds but this is a very cool display. So well done as usual Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: Clonehead on April 29, 2010, 07:02:02 PM
Nice work, Ron!

Spry, you would love the thunderbirds.
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 29, 2010, 10:30:26 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks as always for the kind words and glad you liked it,  I  did another tracey figure and will pop that up soon.  And Spry as Clonehead you would love the Thunderbirds the scenery is amazing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Indy and other figure Custom's 14/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 29, 2010, 10:57:19 PM
Hi All
 
I received this figure when I got the TAKARA Virgil Tracy figure and decided to make another very easy diorama. Once I got the look and feel of the dio I painted and weathered everything using Vallejo, GW paints and pastels.

As with Virgil diorama I wanted the original feel of TB's and have the scenery look realistic and the character have that puppet feel to him.
 
RECIPE
       
Scott and Hoverbike - Are from TAKARA's Microman series the only thing I changed was the hands as again I think they were to small.  I swapped the hands for some 6" hands from the Angel action figures.  I also repainted the head, boots and sash re- adjusted the sash to fit better.

I painted over the old International logo and replaced it with one a printed of the net and glued inplace. The hoverbike came with the figure and I just removed the wheels that made it roll.  As with the Virgil figure I decided to keep the figure articulated so I could put him in different poses when I get bored with the sitting pose.
 
Base - I picked up the base from the craft section at my local hardware shop, I used plaster of paris and added fine sand into the plaster for the sand effect. The column and stones are from the Disney 7" Indiana Jones set and the International Rescue logo came with the figure I removed it from the packaging cut it out then glued it in place.

To simulate the hoverbike hovering I used the metal rods that held the plastic wheels inplace and drilled holes in the base and hoverbike and then attached them to the base with superglue and then attached the bike.


 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 30/04/10
Post by: wraithnine on April 30, 2010, 12:56:08 AM
STANDBY FOR ACTION!
hemble they look awesome mate, i also loved thunderbirds and stingray and captain scarlet etc etc

and just remember....
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR!



Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 30/04/10
Post by: Phatty on April 30, 2010, 06:44:18 AM
Those are very cool, Hemble!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 30/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2010, 10:29:20 PM
Hi All

Cheers guys glad you liked them and I had fun doing then as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 30/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2010, 10:32:19 PM
Hi All

Completed this the other day and finally got around to taking the pics and video.

RECIPE
       
1: Indiana Jones - The whole figure except the fedora is from Sideshow Toys  and the hat is from The frontline custom head.  I wanted to have a little fun with this so I added the Grail Cup, Coronado Cross which are from the Hasbro 3-3/4" figures the gold idol is from Sideshow Toys and the Sankara Stone is also from The frontline custom head .
 
2: Base - The base is frame is made up of balsa wood and foam core sheets. Once I got the desired look I used thin sheets of foam to cover the base and once dry I used superglue to dissovle the foam to give it a weatherd look.

When the base was ready I drilled holes in the top for the speakers and also the switch, I then covered the whole base in a two part mix of plaster of paris and woodglue. When the base dried I pulled apart the Hasbro 12" Talking Indy figure and attached the battery unit, speaker and switch the bottom of the base.

The snakes are are from a $2 shop and repainted them the bushes are from Woodland Scenics and the Indy logo is from the internet and has been printed off and cut out.
 
Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEkuiwYN7nY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEkuiwYN7nY)

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 30/04/10
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2010, 10:33:36 PM
A few more pics

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 01/05/10
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2010, 04:03:29 AM
Hi All

Wellguys here is one of the reason I'm having abreak from SW cutsom it's another Indy project and it's WIP for the boulder chase scene from Raiders.

The boulder is actually a large blow up beach ball and I have started to paper mache over it, I have done two layers and have another 3 to go. I'll update with WIP pics when I can so until then enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 02/05/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 02, 2010, 07:20:50 AM
Ron this is just exceptional work! A talking stand, now that is awesome! I love your updates! Can't wait to see the boulder chase scene from you.

If you get chance check out my Indy thresd. I just finished up the German Mechanic Hasbro witheld from us. I would love to hear what you think, I tried to recreate the Hasbro prototype on this one.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 02/05/10
Post by: Phatty on May 02, 2010, 07:45:19 AM
Oh yeah, I gotta see in-progress shots of this bad boy!  I can't wait!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 02/05/10
Post by: Clonehead on May 03, 2010, 04:42:01 PM
Sweet, I cant wait to see this one evolve into a masterpiece, Ron.

Hey, I picked up a 12inch indi jones figure the other day. would you or LE be interested in him?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 02/05/10
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2010, 11:15:44 PM
Hi All

Well I did the first two coats of plaster mache yesterday and will do another two during the week and always I will keep you updated.

Clonehead - mate the only thing that I would need is the shoes only but thanks anyway.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 02/05/10
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2010, 11:46:16 PM
Hi All

Not a SW dio or figure but they are coming.

In 2886 the Strahl National Defence Army detached a special unit called the RED CLAWS to destroy a number of Mercenary Army supply depots, this 8 man unit were highly trained in covert operations especially behind enemy lines. The mission went completely to the letter until the last depot was destroyed and the Unit became surrounded by the Mercenary Army.
 
The RED CLAWS fought there way out of the trap into the rocky and mud hole terrain but not after loosing 5 good men to the Mercs. Thinking they had succeeded in escaping SGT Wayne Berdans was hit in the right leg damaging his power cable, unable to go any further he orders CPL R.M Hunter and PVT R.J Nash to FALL BACK to the pick up point.

The pair make it to the pick up point and give their briefs regarding the incident which SGT Wayne Berdans was classed as MIA. And as always the dio and figures were painted and weatherd using Vallejo and GW paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE
 
Mesuline  - The Mesulines I picked up of ebay and did some minor conversions to the two on the ridge and a little more on the SCT lying down.
 
Base - The base is a picture frame I picked up from the local two dollar shop, the edging is balsa wood and foam was used to raise the base to simulate a small ridge.  The ground cover is a mix of palster of paris, kitty litter and sand, the dead trees I got out of the back yard garden and the shrubs are from Woodland Scenics.

The small mud holes were done by adding some paint to some Woodland Scenics Real water and painting it into areas that were sucken once the plaster dried.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: CaptainLux on July 10, 2010, 01:10:25 AM
great man!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: wraithnine on July 10, 2010, 02:10:03 AM
that is seriously cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: Tamer on July 10, 2010, 06:59:33 AM
Wow Ron, nice update! I was able to get this on the front page this morning. This sure does sound like a great story.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 10, 2010, 08:47:34 PM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Cheers mate.

wraithnine  - Thanks buddy.

Tamer - Thanks heaps bro and thanks for adiing it to the front page,  I love these SF3D or Ma.k figures these 1/35 scale figs are excellent and small enough to make great dios.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on July 10, 2010, 11:42:28 PM
welcome back Ron

Your dio is just breathtaking mate. It's now the fourth time that I watch it and I can't get enough of it.
There is so much detailing in it.

great job and I'm really looking forward to see some new pics of  the Indiana dio
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 11, 2010, 03:22:48 AM
Hi All

FialaFernbrugg - Hey mate tahks for the feedabck and glad you like it that much, I have a few I'm going to do and as always I will post when there done.

The Indy dio is coming along slowly but surely I'm really taking my time with this one and I have a SW dio/figures that will be completed very very soon as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: Clonehead on July 11, 2010, 07:45:54 AM
Ron, that is some stunning work, sir! Your figures turned out great and the diorama is top notch. Very convincing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on July 11, 2010, 02:30:27 PM
WOW! That is so cool Ron! I love those figures! Never seen anything like them before! and that dio rocks!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hangarbay94 on July 11, 2010, 05:36:51 PM
Hemble, your work is just fantastic, proper old school model making, which is a rare art. Everything i've seen you create is simply stunning.

Jules
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 11, 2010, 11:45:00 PM
Hi All

Clonehead, Luke Sprywalker & hangarbay94 - Guys thanks heaps for the kind words and feedback, I'll have more dios soon as soon as I complete a SW dio I'm doing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on July 12, 2010, 09:22:02 PM
Hey Ron, these new customs and dios are awesome.

Joe
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 14, 2010, 04:09:27 AM
Hi All

Mandalore the skepsis - Cheers buddy glad you enjoyed them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 10/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2010, 12:40:01 AM
Hi All

I picked my self up a few of these little 1/35th scale figures of the net and decided to start doing a few single figures an different types of paint schemes.

When the figures arms were is the pose I wanted I super glued them inplace and then pinned and super glued it to the base. Once the glued dried I used Vallejo, GW paints, pastels and a lead pencil to weather the figure and base.
 
RECIPE
      
SAFS - The SAFS came in a box of five and has different arms included, I picked the arms I wanted and as mentioned before super glued them in place. I also added wire from the back of the feet to the lower section using thin wire.
 
Base  - The base I got from the local games shop and are called BACK 2 BASE - IX and you get 3-5 bases depending on the size. The snow I also picked up from the local games shop.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: wraithnine on July 24, 2010, 02:22:45 AM
that is seriously cool ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: CaptainLux on July 26, 2010, 11:18:42 AM
man that s amazing :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on July 26, 2010, 02:58:30 PM
Whoa, very cool! Very old school sci fi look to it. Well done mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: Phatty on July 26, 2010, 03:05:02 PM
That looks sharp, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: Clonehead on July 26, 2010, 03:14:50 PM
Nice work, Ron. I like the wires at the back of the feet. Man, that pencil lead sure did the trick.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: hemble on July 27, 2010, 12:01:39 AM
Hi All

Thanks heaps  guys and Clonehead the lead is just rubbed on and the using a tissue gently rubbed off.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2010, 09:26:40 PM
Hi All

Did these little guys a few weeks ago and finally got around to taking pictures.

I got these little guys from ebob Miniatures there great figures and can be bent into what ever pose you like. The figures where painted using Vallejo paints.
 
RECIPE
       
Skeleton - As mentioned above the skeletons are from ebob miniatures.
 
Base  - The rond base came with the figures and the square base is from back to base-ix

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 24/07/10
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2010, 09:27:57 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: wraithnine on August 22, 2010, 03:38:20 AM
reminds me of "Jason and the Argonauts"
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: hangarbay94 on August 22, 2010, 03:38:46 AM
Hemble,

As always, simply superb. Your weathering is always amazing and I love your display bases.

I've seen your work on Starship modeller, and have commented on them also. I am a huge fan of your creations.

Jules
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: hemble on August 22, 2010, 04:23:06 AM
Hi All

wraithnine - Yeah spoton mate I wanted to see what they would look like before I actually did a Jason and the Argo's dio.

hangarbay94 - Jules thanks heaps bro, and always apprecaite your support mate thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on August 22, 2010, 06:36:10 AM
as always Ron fantastic work
the figures and the base are absolutely amazing

excellent  job
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: CaptainLux on August 22, 2010, 06:52:41 AM
man that skeleton its amazing, the base is incredible too!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: hemble on August 22, 2010, 04:40:35 PM
Hi All

CaptainLux & FialaFernbrugg - Thanks guys and it's great to do something a little different.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: Phatty on August 22, 2010, 06:31:06 PM
Those are very nice!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: hemble on August 23, 2010, 12:00:04 AM
Hi All

Phatty - Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's 22/08/2010
Post by: hemble on September 12, 2010, 04:44:43 AM
Hi All

Ok after putting this aside and looking at it for months I started back into it tonight, as you can see my photoshop work is totally crap so I'll explain how I want this to look.

Instead of the old style look of dios I decided to go for a sought of shadow box dio but have different viewing angles, one will at the front as seen in pics, second will be on the left side and I'm thinking of adding a third view hole from the top still deciding.

The dio will be inside a crate as my poor PS drawing shows, the boulder is complete and just needs to be painted and weathered.
I'll will have updates every two to three days so keep watching and any comments welcomed and I will reply to them I promise

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 12/09/2010
Post by: Clonehead on September 12, 2010, 01:09:57 PM
Yes!! I love shadow box dios. Can't wait to see you progress on this one, Ron, as it is one of my favorite scenes from the IJ series.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 12/09/2010
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2010, 04:25:11 PM
Pat and I saw this 9(stunt show) while at Hollywood Studios and it looked great. I like the look of this too!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 12/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2010, 02:28:23 AM
Hi All

Cheers guys I'm doing more tonight and will post the pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 12/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2010, 04:51:20 AM
Hi All

Well got the four sides up and have started on the frame work ran out of balsa wood so the crate will have to wait till the weekend now. But till then here are a few pics showing how big it will be.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: beige-4 on September 14, 2010, 11:28:22 AM
are those - awesome- skelletons 3 3/4 inch ? and im lovin the shadow box
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 14, 2010, 12:28:14 PM
Ron this looks great! Hey Wattoh this is a 12" scale diorama.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2010, 05:04:33 PM
Hi All

Cheers guys and WATTOH the skeletons are 28mm so that's about 1/56-1/60 scale.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 15, 2010, 03:00:47 PM
What is this, another Hemble awesome creation! oooh, I'm looking forward to this!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2010, 01:40:43 AM
Hi All

hangarbay94  wrote
Quote
What is this, another Hemble awesome creation! oooh, I'm looking forward to this!!!

I hope so mate  ;D I'm doing some of the boards tonight and will post pics over the weekend, started at 03:30 this morning so the old eyes are having a terrible time trying to stay open :)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: beige-4 on September 19, 2010, 04:16:05 AM
Hi All

Cheers guys and WATTOH the skeletons are 28mm so that's about 1/56-1/60 scale.

Ron
ohhhh
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 14/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 26, 2010, 12:18:14 AM
Hi All

Well here is a little more work on the crate, I started adding the wood sides using balsa wood. I have the back,  right side and top and bottom left to do then I 'll be starting on the interior.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: wraithnine on September 26, 2010, 02:47:09 AM
cant wait to see this completed ! its gonna look minty
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2010, 06:49:31 PM
Hi All

wraithnine -  Cheers mate it's slowly but surely getting there.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 28, 2010, 04:15:34 AM
This is shaping up nicely! Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2010, 05:09:21 PM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker - Thanks mate and once I get more balsa and add it on I'll post more pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on October 16, 2010, 08:26:48 PM
Hi All

Well this project has been redone to a more cheaper version as it was costing me a fortune in balsa wood.  I have already done the frame work and interior for the new version, I was lucky enough to download the things I need to post pics etc before I headed out field to my external HD so as soon a I get  a chance I will show pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 01, 2010, 04:39:23 PM
Cool, can't wait.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on November 02, 2010, 05:59:29 PM
Hi All

ClonSniper78 - Cheers mate I'll have pics up within a week, I'm just doing the interior frame work befor I actually do any full on work to it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2010, 02:28:44 AM
Hi All

Damn an Indy update enjoy and as always comments welcome.

I had this figure partially done and decided to complete him while having small breaks from other work that I am doing and after getting inspired by all the execellent Indy customs over at the sideshow Indiana jones forum section.

Satipo for those that don't him is the poor guy that gets impaled by spikes after he takes the idol from Indy and does the runner, but as we know he doesn't get to far and Indy takes the idol back.


RECIPE
1: Satipo - The head is from the 12" Doc Ock figure and the body and hands are from Soldier Story, the shoes, trousers and belt and holster are from Sideshow ROTLA Indy.

The jacket (WW2) and singlet (Modern) are from Dragon, I used model knife and heavy grade sandpaper to give the jacket a really worn feel and did the same to the pants but only minor worn feel.

2: Basket and Equipment - I got frustrated trying to find a cane basket so I made my own it's not movie accurate but I think it came out really well.
I used a toilet roll and cut to size and then used packing string (the white type), I wrapped it around the roll and then used PVA/woodglue to keep it inplace.

The carry brace was made from balsa wood and the shoulder straps are from my 1/6 bits box, the inner lining of the basket was done using left over material and glued inplace.
Some of the utensils are from some Geman WW2 food canisters and wattle bottle, the cup is from a WW2 figure and the pan or skillet is made from a Games Workshop paint lid and plasti card.

The bed roll is again left over material and tied up using model Ship sailing robe. The torches are made using handles from two German intrenching tools.
The torch section themselves are from old plastic model knife containers that you get the spare blades in and the interior of the torches are pieces of plasticard and tissue paper.

3: Base - The base is a Indiana Jones stand and has plater of Pris and sculpty clay added for the ground work, the soil is mulched up dirt/bark from the garden and the plants are from the local pet shop.

Once I was happy with the overall look and feel I used Vallejo, Reaper, GW paints and chalk pastels to paint and weather the entire thing.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Boulder Chase 1/6 WIP 26/09/2010
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2010, 02:30:36 AM
Few more pics
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: Tamer on November 07, 2010, 05:17:14 AM
Looks good to me, on the front page!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: wraithnine on November 07, 2010, 07:05:39 AM
now theres one guy who certainly did  end up "getting the point"      lol 

looks awesome Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: artilarytrooper321 on November 07, 2010, 09:18:39 AM
cool
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 07, 2010, 10:59:39 AM
Ron, this is amazing! That is the best 12" Satipo  I have ever seen, and I know, I have studied all the details thru screen shots and this is very screen accurate. The colors of his clothes and the wear on them is perfect. The back of the jacket with the rip, you too have been looking at screen shots I see. The face repaint with the scruffy 5 o clock shadow is also perfectly done. I love this villan and you have done him justice bringing him to 12" form. Very well done mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: Phatty on November 07, 2010, 01:22:43 PM
Satipo looks amazing, Ron!  Excellent likeness and detail, and as usual, a great diorama/base for him.  You truly are a master, my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: Clonehead on November 07, 2010, 05:52:25 PM
ron, I always enjoy seeing your Indy customs and the attention to detail on this one is just as stunning as usual. I love how his equipment turned out.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on November 08, 2010, 09:12:43 AM
stunning work as always
it's always a pleasure to look at your art Ron

great job

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: CaptainLux on November 08, 2010, 11:03:32 AM
This is awesome ron, details as always amazing!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: hemble on November 08, 2010, 04:55:20 PM
Hi All

Thanks guys I really enjoyed making this figure and will be making more figures from each movie, and Tamer thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 08, 2010, 05:18:29 PM
Good detail as always Ron. I wish I had time to do a dio.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: hemble on November 09, 2010, 04:22:14 PM
Hi All

CloneSniper78 - Thanks mate and when I start a project I always put at least 1hour aside during the week and weekends I can spend hours on them.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Satipo 1/6 07/11/10
Post by: hemble on January 03, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
Hi All

Hope you all had a Great Xmas and Wonderful New Year. Well just got back from being away and late late last night, I couldn't sleep so decided to add the finla touches to this figure and dio.

This small dio depicts a SAFS FIREBALL enetering a  Mercenary Ore Processing Plant stationed on Mars. I had a few tools and equipement lying around the entrance to the Air Lock as if the crew had left in a hurry.
 

SAFS - SUPER ARMOURED FIGHTING SUIT - FIREBALL Ma.k 1/35th
RECIPE


SAFS - The SAFS I picked up of the web and pulled it apart and repostioned the figure to the look I wanted. I also added wire from the back of the feet to the lower section using thin wire. The figure was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.
 
Base - The base I got from the local games shop and are called BACK 2 BASE - IX and you get 3-5 bases depending on the size., I then used plasti-card and bits and pieces from the bits box to make the girders and cross sections. The signs I got from the web and down sized them and printed them off, the tools are from a company called Verlinden. As with the figure the base was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.



 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: wraithnine on January 03, 2011, 08:29:45 PM
reminds me of the Tactical Dreadnaught  A.K.A.  Terminator Armour from Warhammer 40K     ,looks ace Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: DocOutlands on January 03, 2011, 09:25:58 PM
Gorgeous work!  (being an old 1/35 modeler, I'm kinda partial, tho)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: beige-4 on January 04, 2011, 03:46:37 AM
nice ! i love that dull armour look you Incorporated looks more realistic
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2011, 05:49:21 AM
Wow, just outstanding. On the front page Mr. Hemble!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 04, 2011, 05:51:59 AM
WOW! More mind blowing craftsmanship from Ron Hemble! This is a fantastic set up Ron. Shawn beat me to FPing this baby and it is well deserved!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on January 04, 2011, 06:37:46 AM
as always, outstanding work Ron
the figure and the base are phenomenal
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: flaccideagle on January 04, 2011, 09:37:02 AM
Ma. K is one of the greatest SF things nobody knows about.  These things used to cost amazing amounts of money, so glad they're cheap now and all over.

I've been wanting to do one of these kits since I was 9 and bought a japanese-language hobby magazine at the model railroading store my grandfather always went to.  I poured over the beautiful pictures and kits for years.  In college I bought someone's epic Ma. K kit collection for really cheap at a garage sale, and they sat in on my closet floor for years until the late 90s, and eBay.

This looks great thanks so much this made my day!  This just puts the fire in me to pick up some 1/20 kits ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: Phatty on January 04, 2011, 09:52:22 AM
Ron, that is seriously wicked!  Your creations are always spectacular, and this one does not deviate! 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on January 04, 2011, 01:37:56 PM
awesome just awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: artilarytrooper321 on January 04, 2011, 05:24:30 PM
cool
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: Art deWhill on January 06, 2011, 07:00:51 AM
yeah, MaschinenKrieger stuff---LOVE it :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: CaptainLux on January 06, 2011, 05:00:27 PM
woow man, your job is outstanding!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 06, 2011, 05:36:29 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks heaps for the feedback on this and appreciate the front page thank you.

flaccideagle - Yeah mate these are great figures to say the least and as you said very cheap now, I got my first 1/20th kit back in the 80's and loved em then as well. I've got a few 1/20th kits arriving soon and can't wait to get stuck into them I'm even thinking of adding more articulation to one or two of them and even adding 3-3/4" figs in dio's with them as there isn't that much of a hieght difference.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: DocOutlands on January 07, 2011, 08:07:40 AM
Well, with using larger sci-fi models of an off-scale (1/20th) with figures of a more standardized size (1/18), you can pull it off easier - "it's a smaller vehicle."  Same goes in reverse from 1/20 with 1/35 fig's - "hey, it's a *larger* model."

The SAFS kits have always appealed to me, but I've never had the money to get them. 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2011, 03:03:57 AM
Hi all

Docoutlands - I've been looking at a few 1/20 Ma.k kits and the SAFS and Mesulines would look great with 1/18 figures.

And if you haven't already head over to www.hlj.com (http://www.hlj.com) they have %15- %20 of Ma.ks all year round.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: DocOutlands on January 09, 2011, 08:13:00 AM
THANKS!!!  (I think.....   ::)   ;D )
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: Clonehead on January 09, 2011, 01:41:17 PM
That is one sharp looking piece of mech, type, armor, Ron. Once again, your light weathering makes this one look just right without looking too dirty. Love the little diorama, buddy.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 12, 2011, 03:05:11 PM
Hi All

DocOutlands - Your welcome mate and I've just ordered 4 kits from them can't wait to get em.

Clonehead - Cheers bro and these little guys are great and fun to do but must start on my SW stuff again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: DocOutlands on January 13, 2011, 09:51:34 AM
Ron, I showed them to my wife and she likes them for her version of Mandos.   :o   ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2011, 02:23:22 AM
Hi All

DocOutlands - It's funny how wives look at things mine thinks they look like eggs with legs. ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2011, 02:35:35 AM
Hi All

Well I put the 1/6 boulder chase dio on hold for a short period and started another indy 1/6 project, this time the entrance to the Map Romm from ROTLA. This is a WIP and here is what I have done so far enjoy and lmk what you think.

The first 4 pics so the frame work which is foamcore for the sides which will be built up more using balsa wood and some scrap foam I got from work.

Once I got the angle I wanted I then drew a rough outline of teh size of the entrance using a perm marker. I then used superglue and traced around the marker and the superglue ate into the foam leaving an impression in the foam.

I used pottery clay called DAS clay here in Australia to build up the stone work and once I was done I used a sandstone to make impression into the clay to simulate the stone. (more on the next post.)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2011, 02:42:33 AM
As you can see by the close up the sandstone really gives a great realistic stone look when pressed into the clay, and next to that is the stone I used.

I have also done the barricade that stops any small rocks or sand falling into the area, this was made by using balsa wood for the wooden blanks and dried tree branches from the back yard.

The bolts are pieces of plasti card which were inserted after drilling holes and then using a hot screw driver the tips were pressed down to simulate the bolts.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SAFS-FIREBALL 04/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2011, 02:52:06 AM
I picked ip a Sallah outfit from a great guy called Deniz from the Sideshow forums and here is the link to his site http://www.d-artstudios.com/ (http://www.d-artstudios.com/). He also does other outfit. I also just wanted to show the scale with the figure added.

The shovel is from the bits box and is an American trench shovel I cut of the small handle and used a skew stick and drilled into the shovel and glue and inserted the stick.

The staff of Ra is again a skew stick with a 1/35 scale resin tank shell attached and the the top was cut and sanded to allow the medallion (medicom) to either be removed and kept in place.

The torch is made from thin decorative sticks that you get from furniture places they sit in pots/vases that sought of thing. I cut them to size and then used model ship rope to tie them all together I have made 3 of these already for other project and they are really easy to make.

Ron

 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: CaptainLux on January 29, 2011, 05:26:00 PM
this is nice, looks intresting!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 30, 2011, 07:57:33 AM
Ron this is looking great! I really like your techniques and thanks for showing these progress shots. The Sallah robes look awesome! Can't wait to see more of this.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2011, 08:56:57 AM
Oh  yeah, this is turning out great. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Clonehead on January 30, 2011, 12:16:11 PM
that Sallah outfit is very nice looking. I love the etching technique you used with the superglue and foam. Another winner in the making.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on January 30, 2011, 03:37:03 PM
Hi All

Cheers guys I am just waiting for some river sand to arrive at my local garden shop so I can finish it off . I have another Indy dio in the works as well and will post pics as soon as it's done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 01, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
Looking good Ron, I can't wait to see more!   :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 01, 2011, 10:06:30 PM
Hi All

CloneSniper78 - Thanks heaps bro and just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be posting for a couple of days as we are getting ready for a CAT 5 cyclone to hit. Their saying that power could be out for a few days but fingers crossed that all will be well.

So will talk to you all soon

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Clonehead on February 02, 2011, 02:24:35 AM
Hi All

CloneSniper78 - Thanks heaps bro and just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be posting for a couple of days as we are getting ready for a CAT 5 cyclone to hit. Their saying that power could be out for a few days but fingers crossed that all will be well.

So will talk to you all soon

Ron
You be careful, Ron. We got dumped on with a foot of snow yesterday.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Tamer on February 02, 2011, 05:04:17 AM
I saw that it looked like Queensland was getting ready to get another hit. Wow you guys have gotten some precipitation of your own the past few months. Stay dry and safe Ron. By the way I added your site's link and your store link to our hyperlinks page. I hope you didn't mind, if you do let me know and I will pull it down.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: wraithnine on February 02, 2011, 02:40:01 PM
Blimey! Ron everytime i see this dio i wanna  go and watch  Raiders of the Lost Ark !  your Indy dios are THAT good!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2011, 10:48:01 PM
Hi All

Clonehead & Tamer - Hey guys well we made it and F*@k me it was scary, we were lucky we only lost one roof tile and the back fence fell down and the large tree out front fell down.

We got power back up at 15.00 hrs today so that was good, and yep we are suppose to get another three cyclone coming so that will be fun.

Tamer mate that was great of you adding the links to the hyperlinks section thank you.

wraithnine - Cheers bro Hopefully in a few days thins around here get back to normal a little I'll be able to go and get my river sand to finish it off.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2011, 07:28:44 AM
Good to hear that guy. Wow I hope you guys get a break from the weather. We are having a pretty nasty winter as no doubt Phatty and Clonehead can attest to this week, but you guys haven't gotten a break in almost a year it seems.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2011, 03:18:03 PM
Hi All

Tamer - Yeah it seems like it been going on for that long, it did start way earlier then usual. We get some sunny days but when it does it's damn hot and humid.

I was watching the news last night and damn the snow is incredible, I really feel sorry for them as it looks bloody freezing and I hope everyone over there stays safe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 04, 2011, 05:14:11 PM
Yes, good to hear from you ron. Glad all is well, hang in there man!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 08, 2011, 04:46:48 PM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker - Thanks Spry and finally got my river sand to finish of the Map Room entrance, I'll have WIP pics in the next day or two.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 09, 2011, 05:56:41 AM
Sounds great Ron. Good luck! I am getting ready to post a new Indy figure in my thread.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: Art deWhill on February 09, 2011, 06:50:58 AM
looking so forward seeing this build continue!!

BTW working hard on your Indy artwork you suggested some time ago  :D more to come, soon.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 09, 2011, 02:21:41 PM
Hi All

Thanks guys and just been tryingto get the right mix for the sand and plaster but not to long to go. And Art really looking forward to seeing them mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 22/01/11
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2011, 11:59:48 PM
Hi All

Well here is a little update just some plaster and paint added. The pics from left to right is the order I did them in.

Pic 1: I used plaster of paris and fine washed river sand and PVA/Woodglue and mixed it all together. Once all parts were mixed add the water until you come up with a mixture that is soft but not runny.

While the mixture is drying I got a wide brush and dipped it in water and lightly stroked it over the mixture to tone down the clumps. Finally I got a pair of SS Indy shoes and started pushing them into the almost dried mixture.

Pic 2: Once the mixture has completely dried I painted it using Vallejo's Beige Brown.

Pic 3: I then used Vallejo's Desert Yellow and dried brushed over the top of the Beige Brown. I did in total 4 coats of dry brushing.

Pic 4: I then used Vallejo's Dark Sand and gave it 4 coats. Also the stone was given a drybrush of Games Workshop's Snake Bite Leather then Beastial Brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 15, 2011, 05:18:41 AM
Looking good Ron! Have you seen the Indy Toy Fare news?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 15, 2011, 05:34:26 AM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker - Thanks Spry slowing getting there. I have seen the news and happy and worried at the same time, Happy that there their finally getting off the butts and getting these figures out.

Worried as well as their going to do them in a box set which means two things, 1- that it will cost a fortune and be hard to get especially here in Australia.

Or 2 - that people will sell them seperately and still cost a fortune so either way I think it's going to be very hard to get them unless they make a bulk load of them which I doubt.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: Clonehead on February 15, 2011, 06:49:57 AM
Like your update work to the dio, ron. Those colors are great! Isn't drybrushing fun?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 16, 2011, 06:28:50 AM
I have tha same concerns Ron. I do have a friend that will not miss comic con and plan to get mine through him.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2011, 02:06:18 PM
Hi All

Clonehead - Cheers mate and yeas drybrushing is awesome, I've started on the barbed wire and also the posts so will have another WIP update soon.

Luke Sprywalker - I hope he is able to get at least one for you buddy that would be so cool, and it's ashame as I really think that the Indy line could've been a huge hit if Hasbro promoted it correctly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 16, 2011, 05:39:28 PM
Ron, I could not agree with you more. If I could have been the person in charge of a vision for the line it would have been a huge success. Now mind you the person in quality control should have held back the entire first release of the crappy painted figures to help me in this. If I want a line to sell I need people to want to play with the figures and vehicles. There are certain scenes you want to act out so you need at least the hero and villan in the proper outfit, companion figures.  I would have released entirely different figures than they did as far as the order. The first Belloch would have been the jungle outfit not ceremony. Toht needed to be released in the second or no later than the third wave. That is when ceremony Belloch could come out as a companion for Toht. I feel like the ball was dropped on a great villan figure. I am talking major characters, we did get the swordsman as it is a no brainer, with only 1 minute screen time. After the single card Marian and the 3 pack they should have offered a wagon, 3 baskets, 2 bails of hay and a super articulated Marion that would fit in the biggest basket. Collecters and kids would have been all over it. I have so many easy ideas it really sickens me to list them all out.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 17, 2011, 02:43:13 AM
Hi All

Spry that is were Hasbro went wrong they didn't bother asking what Indy fan's wanted. I think that more vehicles like the Flying Wing, Crusade Tank, Jock's plane should have been made and they would have selled big time.

And as you said thing like a wagon, crates etc would've been instant winners, Don't get me wrong as you all know that I love to build dio's but hell playsets are the way to go. They should have also made 3-4 playsets from each movie below are just some examples that I think they should have done.

ROTLA
1 - Gold Idol playset
2 - Map Room playset
3 - Well of Souls playset
4 - Cairo streets playset
TOD
1 - Sacrifice playset
2 - Mine car playset
3 - Rope Bridge playset
4 - Clob Obi Wan playset
TLC
1 -Library and Catacombs playset
2 - Castle brumwald playset
3 -Grail booby trap playsets
4 - Train playset with young indy and thiefs
KOTCS
1 - Area 51 playset
2- Burial site playset
3 - Akator playset with different sections.

As for figures again you are correct they could have made the major characters then have done minor and back ground characters. This way the line would have gone on a lot longer and they could have done what they do with SW and ask what fans would like to have.

Even if they did all the major characters first then added other figures, playsets and vehicles over a 6 month period we would still be getting our dose of Indy.

Ron





Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 15/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 19, 2011, 06:43:48 PM
Hi All

Well finally got the barbed wire and posts done  and I'm very happy with the way it they turned out.

A BIG SAFETY WARNING GUYS
Be very careful if you do attempt this one day as the barbed wire will cut and injure you if you don't be careful as it is actually real barbed wire just on a smaller scale.

THE POSTS
The posts were done using an old metal coat hanger there not either movie or history accurate which is ok by me. To make them I got to 2 pairs of pliers and a thick metal tube and twisted them aroung the metal tube until I was happy with the amount of twist there was.

Then I got the pliers and stretched the wire until I had the length I wanted and teh made a loop on one end for the wire to go thru.

THE BARBED WIRE
The wire was made by getting some thin wire from the hardware shop I then got a piece of coat hanger and made a hook in one end and then attached that to my drill.

I then got about a 1-1/2 metres of thin wire and folded it to the end and then wrapped it around a draw handle. I then got the end that had the bend in it and attached that to the make shift coat hanger hook which is was attached to the drill and started pressing the trigger until I was happy with the tightness.

Once the wire was done I measured out 3cm lengths were I had to attached the barbs and cut out 53 x 10cm lengths of wire to start doing the barbs. With the barbs I just twisted around teh main wire about 4 times and then once that was done pressed the barbs in place with some small pliers and cut of the remaining pieces a few millmeteres away from teh main wire and there you go brabed wire.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 20/02/11
Post by: Clonehead on February 19, 2011, 07:23:53 PM
Love your home made barbed wire, ron. That turned out perfect!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 20/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2011, 01:08:43 AM
Hi All

Clonehead - Thanks heaps mate I'm glad I don't make them for a living  ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 20/02/11
Post by: DocOutlands on February 24, 2011, 02:11:02 PM
FANTASTIC work, Ron!  Thanks for sharing your techniques - CA to etch foam??  Genius!  Now I've got *another* crazy scheme to try out...  I wonder if a nice chunk of sandstone would work for texturing the wall-plaster I have.  That would make for a nice bit of artistry on a Mos Eisley-style building wall.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 20/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 24, 2011, 11:50:56 PM
Hi All

DocOutlands - Mate glad you are enjoying it and appreciate the reply. Wall-plaster I'm expectiong is the same as plaster board which it's called here. All you wiil have to do is peel off the paper/cardboard that is over the plaster and the sandstone will work perfectly.

On a side note when your peeling the paper/cardboard away from teh plaster and some of  the plaster does come of don't worry about it as this will add soem great texture to the building.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 20/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 24, 2011, 11:54:38 PM
Hi All

Well the dio is 95% done just have to do the figures and then use some pastels.

The barberd wire was given a paint of gunmetal and then a wash of hull red and beastial brown to give it a rusty look.

The boards were painted and washed using black, beastial brown and a mix of flat earth and flat white. Once dry I gave it a quick sanding.

The entrance was given a final drybrush of dark sand to tone down the darker stone colour.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 25/02/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 25, 2011, 10:26:32 AM
Looking good Ron! Like I've said before, you are the master.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 25/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 25, 2011, 11:53:59 AM
Looks amazing Ron. Can't wait to see the final display. Not sure if everyone knows but I have this scene in my posession made by ron in 3 3/4 inch csale. It also features Indy descending into the Map Room. I treasure it!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ROTLA Map room entry WIP 25/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 26, 2011, 04:32:28 AM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker - Thanks buddy and glad you still enjoy the dio.

And now for a little tease I picked up my Sallah and Detriech heads from thePost Office today and couldn't wait to get stuck into Sallh and just completed him about and 1 hour ago.

It's 21.30 hrs here so I'll take my normal shots tomorrow outside and the pics are in sepia mode yes I do love to tease.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah ROTLA tease 26/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 26, 2011, 06:53:41 AM
Looks amazing Ron! Love the torch in the other hand.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah ROTLA tease 26/02/11
Post by: DocOutlands on February 26, 2011, 07:15:54 AM
Sallah looks great!  The sepia tone is a perfect choice!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah ROTLA tease 26/02/11
Post by: CaptainLux on February 26, 2011, 07:35:44 PM
Woow man, this is an awesome work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah ROTLA tease 26/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2011, 12:00:17 AM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker, DocOutlands & CaptainLux - Thanks heaps guys and Doc you are right he sepia tone looks great I just wish I knew how to age it better.

Also guys here is the completed dio and figure enjoy and as always commensts welcomed.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah ROTLA tease 26/02/11
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2011, 12:06:32 AM
 A few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Art deWhill on February 27, 2011, 03:00:35 AM
this is so wonderful, what a great Sallah!! most excellent dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 27, 2011, 07:12:41 AM
This is perfect Ron! That Sallah head is so life like, the weathering on his clothes is perfect. Did you use pastels for that? I went out to by some but was not sure I had the right product. Are they oil pastels? I really want to start weathering with them. Another piece that belongs in a museum, well done my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Tamer on February 28, 2011, 10:14:51 AM
Breathtaking! So realistic.

On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Spookymufu on February 28, 2011, 10:26:25 AM
nice detail on this!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on February 28, 2011, 10:41:25 AM
that is gorgeous spot on awesome job !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 28, 2011, 11:57:27 AM
You're the best Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: darknsour on February 28, 2011, 12:55:32 PM
WOW!!!

Love everything about this!!!

The detail is amazing!!!!!


Great Work!!!

Rich
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Clonehead on February 28, 2011, 04:50:34 PM
That turned out beautifully, Ron. What a masterpiece of museum quality you have created. This should be behind glass at the Smithsonian institute.

Tamer beat me to the front page with this one.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: wraithnine on February 28, 2011, 06:43:49 PM
Ron you have produced another Hemble Legend  ..you attention to detail is almost supernatural
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on February 28, 2011, 08:58:04 PM
Looks great Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2011, 12:28:48 AM
Hi All

Guys thanks so much for all the comments I really do appreciate them, I have also started on a 1/6 ceremonial Robe Belloq and a 1/6 Monkey Man so I'll have pics up when there done.  Also guys does anyone know where I could pick up a Hasbro Ark of the covenent from.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 02, 2011, 10:50:51 AM
Ron, I am totally impressed
the detail is absolutely amazing
this work of art belongs in a museum


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2011, 04:35:34 PM
Hi All

FialaFernbrugg  - Thanks heaps mate.
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2011, 03:55:55 AM
Hey All

Well I just completed my Map Room Indy and took some sepia pics until I can get outside and take better pics so enjoy till then.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Art deWhill on March 13, 2011, 04:43:53 AM
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. !!!!!!!!!!  :o :o totally love this
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2011, 06:02:42 AM
Sweet, on the front page.

Once again this looks like it walked right out of the movie. So precise.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: darknsour on March 13, 2011, 06:23:38 AM
WOW !!! The black and white pic's make it look like a movie still!!!


Great !!!

Keep up the great work!!!


Rich
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 13, 2011, 07:21:06 AM
Awesome pics Ron! I love the black and white photos! The diorama is simply perfect, as usual! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 14, 2011, 09:47:54 AM
really cool scenery Ron
I like the black and white pics
as always perfect
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: CaptainLux on March 15, 2011, 06:24:27 PM
I love that amazing work man!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 16, 2011, 12:47:36 AM
Hi All

Guys thanks heaps for all the replies on Indy and as soon as this weather clears up I'll you all coloured pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: DocOutlands on March 16, 2011, 07:51:42 AM
Stunning work, Hemble.  Those pics are just absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2011, 04:03:54 AM
Hi All

Thanks Doc glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2011, 09:28:56 PM
Hi All

Well the weather cleared up enough for me to take coloured pics and as always enjoy and comments welcomed.
 
RECIPE
      
1: Indiana Jones - The head is from Sideshow and the body is a Soldier Story body and the hands are from a TTL v3 figure. The robe is the same as Sallah's and was cut down the middleto give it the wrap around affect.
 
The turbin and sash are from the cloth bin and dyed white, he is wearing the Sideshow pants and shirt that and the boots are from the 12" talking Indy figure from Hasbro.
 
The staff is just some plasti rod cut to size and then sanded so the paint would adhere much better.

The medallion is from the Medicom Indiana Jones figure and the brass connection that holds the medallion in place is from a 1/35 shell. The bag is from DID with the Sideshow strap added and so is the small circular piece that is on the side of the bag.

2: Base -Is the one that I used for Sallah and you can see how I made it NEWER FIGURES WILL APPEAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE (http://www.hemblecreations.com/tutorials.htm)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Sallah & Map Room Complete 22/02/11
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2011, 09:32:56 PM
A few more pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: DocOutlands on March 18, 2011, 09:56:51 PM
:thumbs-up:  Glad you got some sun, finally - been waiting to see these guys in color for a while.  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: Art deWhill on March 19, 2011, 01:55:40 AM
such a joy to look at, stunning work!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 19, 2011, 05:59:11 AM
Ah yes, some outdoor color shots. Looks amazing Ron! Very well done on all aspects.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2011, 07:55:47 AM
Sweet pics Ron. Back on the front page. Daggone I wish I had those types of skills.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2011, 01:39:48 AM
Hi All

Guys always a pleasure getting feedback on my non SW stuff thank you it's all very much appreciated. I have just completed the Monkey Man from Raiders and as soon as I can get a monkey for him I'll post pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: CaptainLux on March 24, 2011, 06:32:32 PM
Ron let me tell you this is incredible, amazing work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: hemble on March 24, 2011, 11:08:54 PM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Thanks heaps buddy and I'm really having a blast doing all these Indy figures.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indiana Jones & Map Room 19/03/11
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2011, 08:10:05 PM
Hi All

If you ever take over the world make sure you know where you are suppose to land. This little guy got excited about the invasion and instead of  landing in a major city he ended up in a swampy area and now his wondering WHERE IS EVERYONE.
 
RECIPE
     
UFO & Alien  - The UFO and Alien are from a model company called PEGASUS HOBBIES and is 1/32nd scale,  the box came with two UFO's and Aliens. My daughter got one and I couldn't resist in doing the other one up for some fun. The kit was built straight from the box and then painted using GW paints.
 
Base - The base is actually from one of the Thunderbirds diorama's I did a while ago, I had a little accident and the hover scooter and figure fell off. I kept the base and used it for this little project and added a few extra shrubs and bushes and also the water by mixing brown paint into the Woodland Scenics realistic water to give it that swampy look.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: DocOutlands on March 26, 2011, 10:40:05 PM
That reminds me of an old Far Side comic...  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Clonehead on March 27, 2011, 06:01:20 AM
I love that ship. Reminds me of the old 60s sci fi movies that my brother and I used to watch.
Lovin that diorama.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Spookymufu on March 27, 2011, 08:52:15 AM
man, I love these little dios, very cool......was this inspired by the new movie "Paul"?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Phatty on March 27, 2011, 09:03:15 AM
That is super cool! 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: CaptainLux on March 27, 2011, 11:59:15 AM
Woow this is soo cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 27, 2011, 07:31:03 PM
Ron strikes again with another great one! This is an awesome set up and allows the mind to wonder what is going on, where he is, and on and on. Love it buddy.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Art deWhill on March 27, 2011, 10:55:11 PM
wow, so cool and clever idea!!
superb stuff :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2011, 11:51:09 PM
Hi All

Guys as always thanks heaps for the replies. Spookymufu my daughter is into aliens and UFO's at the moment so I jumped onto ebay and told her to pick something and this 2 x alien and UFO kits was it.  Sorry to say that I wish the Alien was a little more like Paul or I would have done a dio with him.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: wraithnine on March 28, 2011, 01:46:31 AM
reminds me of the video game "Destroy All Humans"   lol
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2011, 06:12:16 AM
Very nice, on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 29, 2011, 10:38:26 PM
That's a wonderful diorama Ron
reminds me of the film "Mars Attacks"
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2011, 12:27:08 AM
Hi All

As always guys thanks so much for all the replies and comments.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Where is Everyone.. 1/32nd 27/03/11
Post by: hemble on April 09, 2011, 12:29:12 AM
Hi All

I've always wanted 1/6 scale Trek figures but never got really motivated to do any until nanjin over on Sideshow Freaks forums was making TOS Kirk, Spock and McCoy to sell in limited quantities.  I was very impressed with the figures but never would be able to afford them so decided to make my own.

Ron

RECIPE
       
Spock - The body is a Soldier Story, the hands are TTL v3 and the head I got from Lonnie The frontline custom head he doesn't have the Spock head on his website I got mine from ebay, but if you email I think he should be able to let you know where to get them.

The pants are from the 12" TOS Playmates figures I just cut them off the outfit, the top is from D-Art Studios http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm. I couldn't find any swirly embroidery so I cut up some old 1/6 straps I had in my bits box and painted them gold.

The science emblem on his chest was drawn by hand and then hand painted as my printer decided to give in and then it was glued inplace. The boots, tricorder, phaser and Vulcan saluting hand are from the old Spock AMT model, the tricorder has had a leather strap added.
 
Base - is from an old Indy figure I had I'm just using it as a generic base till I build Kirk and then I will be making a dio for them both.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: Art deWhill on April 09, 2011, 12:37:47 AM
excellent Spock and exceptional head sculpt, can't wait to see Kirk :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on April 09, 2011, 09:15:03 AM
Ron great work as always. Your work is always impressive....after seeing it for almost 4 yrs it still amazes me how awesome you are and how far I still need to go.

Joe "cuyvaldar"
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on April 09, 2011, 07:34:45 PM
Ron, your work never ceases to amaze me, your Spock rocks!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 09, 2011, 07:52:54 PM
That is another amazing creation Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2011, 02:54:17 AM
Hi All

Guys thank you for the replies and again gald you all like seeing my none SW customs and I will get of f my butt and start doing a few SW ones soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2011, 04:34:35 AM
I know it looks good to me. On the front page. I love all this non SW stuff too. Keep it coming.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: CaptainLux on April 11, 2011, 07:53:05 PM
Great spock man!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2011, 03:49:16 AM
Hi All

Cheers guys always appreciate your feedback.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Spock TOS 1/6 - P15 09/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2011, 02:48:23 AM
Hi All

Adding to my already growing Raider of the lost Ark figures I have added Monkey Man and his little sidekick to the collection. I have always been surprised that no-one has ever made a 1/6 version of him that I know of.
 
I decided to mix this figure with both the movie version and Hasbro 3-3/4 figure to get the desired look you see now.
 
RECIPE
       
1: Monkey Man - The head is from Dragon's Timeline figures I think it was Auret, I added a little extra hair and goatee to the head. The robes inner and outer are from D-Art Studios http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm (http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm).

The body and hands are both from a TLL v3. The eye patch is made from left over leather and you can't see it that well but he also has the scaring as well.
 
The turbin and scarf are pieces of material from the material bin cut and dyed to the desired colours, The pants are from my 1/6 bin and again dyed to the desired colour. The sandels are made from the inner soles that come with the Dragon shoes and the starp is some left over leather.
 
The Monkey is from Ebay and was painted to try and get the look of the little guy and the vest is tissue paper glued inplace and then painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 13, 2011, 03:55:08 AM
Ron this is amazing! Also the first 12" Monkey Man I have seen, ever. The monkey looks great as well you have really captured the look of both.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: Art deWhill on April 13, 2011, 04:41:38 AM
this figure is awesome!! brilliant work, lifelike, right out of the movie!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 13, 2011, 09:25:51 AM
another masterpiece Ron
the "Monkey Man" is very well made and absolutely lifelike as well as the little monkey
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2011, 11:53:35 AM
Very nice! On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: Clonehead on April 13, 2011, 02:39:27 PM
Amazing work on the Monkey man, Ron. Very lifelike.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: wraithnine on April 13, 2011, 02:52:41 PM
right! youve done it again! ..."trudges off to watch ROTLA again"
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2011, 03:03:02 AM
Hi All

Guys always a pleasure to get feedback in this section thank you, and Spry that's what I thought as well mate. And wraithnine I did the same thing last night.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2011, 06:59:56 PM
Hi All

After being attacked and becoming severely damaged by a Klingon Battle cruiser the U.S.S APACHE NCC-1968 Captain orders all hands to abandon ship. The escape pods reach the planet SALMAR MINOR VII a muddy swamp planet void of any intelligent life.

Several pods are destroyed by the Klingon Battle cruiser before they could reach the atmosphere, one escape pod does make it and lands in a muddy bog,  Science Officer P.T McPhillips and Ensign R.W Stern survive and start to find shelter.  Five hours after the landing McPhillips and Stern come under attack by a klingon landing party and they fight hand to hand with the klingons.

After several minutes Stern is able to kill the agressor with his phaser and then turns o help McPhillips,  he fires at the klingon and kills him instantly.  Stern runs to McPhillips aid and see's he has several wounds inflicted by the klingon, Stern helps him the best he can and then picks him up and starts to find a place to hide till help arrives.

Now the the two must fight for their SURVIVAL till helps arrives.
 
RECIPE
      
Figures - the bodies and hands are from Sideshow and the heads are from Dragon, the uniforms are again  from D-Art Studios http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm.  The phaser is a recast from an old SPOCK AMY kit.
 
Base - is built up with foam core and balsa wood, the figures and scenery were placed in position and then plaster of paris mix was poured in and let to dry. Once dry the plaster was painted dark brown and then a mixture of woodland scenics realistic water and light brown were poured over the top of the plaster to get the muddy water look.

The plants and drift wood are from the local pet shop and the algae is woodland scenics shrubs just broken down and sprinkled over the base.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Monkey Man 1/6 - P16 13/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2011, 07:02:48 PM
A few more pics.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Tamer on April 21, 2011, 05:09:45 AM
Looks good to me Mr. Hembling, on the front page. I was glad to get a synopsis of the episode too as I don't recall that one and really wish I could find it now. I need to see if I can find an online tv site to go back and watch some of these as I really did like some of the older episodes with Shatner and crew rather than all the new series that happened. To each his own though. I have been meaning to ask you your opinion on the newer Star Trek TV Series.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Spookymufu on April 21, 2011, 06:28:02 AM
those poor blue shirts, they always got it on those excursions.....
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: spudafett on April 21, 2011, 07:22:40 AM
those poor blue shirts, they always got it on those excursions.....

wasn't it the red shirts?... 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Spookymufu on April 21, 2011, 08:24:55 AM
those poor blue shirts, they always got it on those excursions.....

wasn't it the red shirts?... 

I dunno, I never liked that show, I was just trying to be funny....
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Road Warrior on April 21, 2011, 09:51:39 AM
Man, Ron, that is distilled AWESOME!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Clonehead on April 21, 2011, 10:20:18 AM
Excellent dio, ron! The boggy feel of your groundwork is perfect and the detail to the figures is exquisite. I especially like the tears and wounds to the one figure's torso.

Spud is right in that it was usually the unknown red shirt away team member that always bought it.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on April 21, 2011, 10:37:37 AM
Ron I absolutely love your work. Great job.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Hi All

Appreciate the feedback on the dio thank you.

And yes the poor red shirts always got the raw end of the deal that was for sure but I didn't have any red shirts so I figured a blue shirt had to be the next in line. ;D

And Tamer the story was something I just made up for fun but I have no doubt that it  would have worked in an TOS series. As for ST series as like you I grew up on TOS and loved it and still do the other series I also liked alot but as with all the series I found that they started off way to slow and then got excellent as they went on then that's when they always cancelled them.

I've always been surprised that they never made a ST series from different persectives and different era's so one week we would see the federation then the klingons then the Vulcans and so on.

But my favourite series besides TOS would have to be in this order.

1 - TOS
2 - Enterprise
3 - Voyager
4 - Next Generation
5 - DS9
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 22, 2011, 08:03:41 AM
I'm not the biggest Star Trek fan but your dio is phenomenal Ron.
The amount of detail and the realism of your work is outstanding.

hats off Mr. Hemble
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Art deWhill on April 22, 2011, 12:27:44 PM
this is extraordinary!!! excellent work and idea, wonderful details all around on figures and dio *eyes-open-wide*
fantastic!

happy easter, my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 22, 2011, 02:11:38 PM
Ron this piece really displays your legendary skills. This is museum quality stuff here! The rips in the shirts and the wounded flesh are superbly done. The diorama is more classic Ron Hemble quality! You are awesome with any thing you touch.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2011, 04:10:57 PM
Hi All

Guys again thanks for all the kind words I really do appreciate them, and hope everyone has a great Easter.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: CaptainLux on April 24, 2011, 05:48:51 PM
This is amazing ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - SURVIVAL 1/6 - P17 21/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2011, 03:37:08 AM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Cheers buddy just got my other pieces for Kirk and will have him done in a few days.

Also thought that I would show a sculpt I did for a one/one trade with a mate over seas,  he made Grim Reaper outfit but didn't want the usual skull and so he asked me to come up with something different.

I thought that a decayed head with dried skin and parts of the skull showing would be a great idea and more scary then the usual skull head.

The head is a 1/6 plastic skull with a neck section cut of a Dragon head and then super glued the two together. I then used GW's greeenstuff (two part putty) and covered the skull and then got a sculpting tool and just satrted digging and scrappping into the putty and what you see is the end result. 

I then used GW paints to paint and wash the flesh to the desired look.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Grim Reaper HS 1/6 - P18 27/04/11
Post by: wraithnine on April 27, 2011, 04:45:42 AM
reminds me of the sister in law  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Grim Reaper HS 1/6 - P18 27/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2011, 11:07:22 PM
Hi All

wraithnine - LOL nice one mate I was thinking along the lines of my wife, please dear don't hit me again and not the cellar again  ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Grim Reaper HS 1/6 - P18 27/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2011, 10:04:37 PM
Hi All

After completing Spock I put Kirk on hold till I got some more boots but once I got them I got stuck into building him asap. I'm in the process of collecting materials to make a TOS Captain Chair but till then the chair in the pics will do.

RECIPE

Kirk - The body is a Soldier Story, the hands are from TTL v3 and Sideshow Indy, the head I got from Lonnie The frontline custom head he doesn't have the kirk head on his website I got mine from ebay, but if you email I think he should be able to let you know where to get them.

The pants are from the 12" TOS Playmates figures I just cut them off the outfit, the top is from D-Art Studios http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm (http://"http://www.d-artstudios.com/index.htm"). I couldn't find any swirly embroidery so I cut up some old 1/6 straps I had in my bits box and painted them gold.

The command emblem on his chest was drawn by hand and then hand painted as my printer decided to give in and then it was glued inplace. The boots and phaser are from the old Spock and Scotty AMT models.

Base - is from another old base I had lying around I'm just using it as a generic base now till I can get Kirks chair built.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Grim Reaper HS 1/6 - P18 27/04/11
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
A few more pics.


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Captain James.T.Kirk 1/6 - P18 01/05/11
Post by: Art deWhill on May 01, 2011, 03:43:45 AM
great!!
my fave is the shot together with Spock, its such an iconic scene. fantastic.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Captain James.T.Kirk 1/6 - P18 01/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2011, 02:25:09 PM
Hi All

Art deWhill - Hey Art glad you like the pics mate and thanks for teh reply.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Captain James.T.Kirk 1/6 - P18 01/05/11
Post by: wraithnine on May 01, 2011, 04:10:22 PM
as much as it pains me to say it  it looks superb ! ("sigh"  Star Trek on a Star Wars  site  -now the rot has really set in.....      ;)    )   
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Captain James.T.Kirk 1/6 - P18 01/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2011, 04:20:21 PM
Hi All

wraithnine - LOL  Hey mate at least they both start with Star and glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Captain James.T.Kirk 1/6 - P18 01/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 07, 2011, 02:22:32 AM
Hi All

Another Indy figure to add to my Raiders collection, I really love the head sculpt on this figure it's the best likeness of Ford I've seen.  I have more figures to add to the Raider series and I will post them as soon as there done,  once I was happy with the overall look and feel of the figure and base I used Vallejo, Reaper, GW paints and pastels to paint and weather the entire thing.
 
RECIPE       
1: Indiana Jones - The body is a TTL-V3 as are the hands,  the head and Fedora is a shruken down PF Indy head and is an awesome likeness of Ford.  All the clothing and revolver are from Sideshow's Indy figure,  The whip has the Sideshow Indy bendable whip handle but the whip itself it leather coil which I got from the local craft shop.

The gloves are from a Soldier Story WW2 parachute figure and the torch has been made from decrotive sticks that I got dheap from a home ware shop.
 
2: Base - The base is a Indiana Jones stand and has plaster of Paris and sculpty clay added for the ground work, the soil is mulched up dirt/bark from the garden and the plants are from the local pet shop.

You can see more pics here http://www.hemblecreations.com/indy%20page%202.htm (http://www.hemblecreations.com/indy%20page%202.htm)
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 09, 2011, 08:27:05 AM
Oh my Ron that head sculpt is the best I have seen! Everything looks amazing my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2011, 11:51:09 PM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker - Cheers buddy and wish I could get my hands on more of them as they are truely amazing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: Tamer on May 10, 2011, 04:53:02 AM
Wow Ron, looks great to me.

On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: CaptainLux on May 10, 2011, 07:47:53 AM
Amazing indy Ron!

Damien.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2011, 12:59:43 AM
Hi All

Tamer & CaptainLux - Guys appreciate the commenst and thanks for the FP Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on May 11, 2011, 10:45:46 AM
Love this Indy Ron. Your attention to detail is amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 12, 2011, 12:46:20 AM
Hi All

CloneSniper78 - Mate glad you like him and thanks for feedback.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy with new HS 1/6 - P18 07/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 21, 2011, 09:30:43 PM
Hi All

Well yet another character to add to my Raiders Collection this time the double crosser Barranca who tries to shoot Indy and then ends up being killed by the Hovito's by being killed with poison darts.

The figure and base were painted and weather using Vallejo and GW paints and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE 
     
1: Barranca  - The body is a TTL-V3 as are the hands, the head and shorts are from BBI the shorts were actually trousers from a WW2 Aussie digger figure and have been cut to shorts and the hair was added by using GW greenstuff.

I tried to find the same head that I used on my Monkey Man as both characters were played by Vic Tablian but with no luck so the BBI head was the closet likeness I could find to my Monkey Man custom.

The hat, singlet, Revolver, belt and holster are from Sideshow, the hat is from Belloq and has been put into boiling hot water to get the desired look and the hat band is cloth painted and then cut. 

The torn singlet is from the Bespin Luke and the belt and holster are from a Indy figure.  I couldn't get my hands on the same type of firearm Barranca used in the movie so I used a KOTCS Revolver.

The socks, boots and jacket are from Dragon, the jacket was soaked in diluted bleech and then it was given a wash of khaki and desert yellow to get the desired colour. The socks are from a turtle neck sweater, I just cut the arms off at a deisred length and folded them up.
 
2: Base - The base is a Indiana Jones stand and has plaster of Paris and sculpty clay added for the ground work, the soil is mulched up dirt/bark from the garden and the plants are from the local pet shop.

Ron

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indy%20folder%202/b6.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: Tamer on May 22, 2011, 04:52:40 AM
Wow looks great Ron.

On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: Clonehead on May 22, 2011, 06:42:02 AM
Wow! I love the shot of the three of em in the jungle. Another great creation, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on May 22, 2011, 06:57:40 AM
the outdoor shot looks really cool Ron
another masterpiece for your outstanding Indy collection
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 22, 2011, 08:12:42 AM
barranca looks perfect Ron! That is a great match for the head sculpt. Every piece of clothing looks perfect to me and I too love the shot of the 3 of them. Sooooooo well done!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2011, 12:46:12 AM
Hi All

Guys thanks heaps for the replies on the Indy figures this makes 6 now and 14 to go for the Raiders Collection and then onto TOD collection.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 27, 2011, 01:00:12 AM
Hi All

Another character to add to my Raiders Collection and this time it's Jock the pilot with his pet snake Reggie. Jock was the pilot that flew Indy out of the Amazon Jungle after being chased by the Hovito Warriors.
 
RECIPE
     
1: Jock - The body is a TTL-V3 as are the hands, the head is from Dragon. The pants are from the Sideshow Indy figure, the shoes and shirt are from Dragon the shirt has had it's sleeves cut and then glued and folded to a short sleeve version.
I originally had him with bare feet and his pants rolled up but didn't like the look so went with him wearing boots which I think he would have when he first flew indy in.

I don't know if Jock actually had a name tag but in those days companies usually had them on the shirts. The name tag is paper cut to size with a black border added,  the writing was done by using the dry transfers that you use a pencil to rub off onto whatever you are using.

The AIR PIRATES logo was done by using a plastic lettering stencil and firstly using pencil and then painting over that with Matt Black. I couldn't find a dark blue baseball cap so I used a black one, sorry can't remember what company I got it from, the NY logo was again done by using a pencil and the painting over that if Matt White.

The t-shirt is actually a Aussie WW2 singlet which was soaked in bleached and then given a drybrush of Matt White. Reggie is a rubber snake I got from a two dollar shop and he was repainted. After I got the items all together they were painted with Vallejo and GW paints and slightly weathered using pastels.
 
2: Generic Base - This base is the same one I've been using for a lot of the new Indiana Jones characters. The stand and has plaster of Paris and sculpty clay added for the ground work, the soil is mulched up dirt/bark from the garden and the plants are from the local pet shop.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Barranca - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 22/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 27, 2011, 01:08:02 AM
3 more and with Reggie

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2011, 12:31:45 PM
Looks spot on to me, on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 27, 2011, 02:07:52 PM
Hi All

Tamer - Cheers Shawn I'm having a blast creating all these indy characters, now 7 down and 13 to go ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 27, 2011, 05:34:34 PM
Ron, Jock looks great! Love the small details you add that bring out each character. Well done as usual.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: hemble on May 28, 2011, 06:28:14 PM
Hi All

Spry as always mate thanks for the comments and I'll be having another character or two soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2011, 08:42:51 PM
Hi All

This time round for my Raiders Collection is a German Soldier,  I really enjoyed about making this figure as I didn't have to be historically correct when it came to the uniform. The movie version soldiers were a mix match of uniforms and and equipement for example the figure you see here has KAR 98 ammo pouches and the weapon is a MP40 machine gun.

Once the figure was done he was painted using Vallejo and GW paints and weatherd using Vallejo and pastels.
 
RECIPE 
     
1: German Soldier - The body is a TTL-V3 as are the hands, the head is from an old BBI figure. the webbing pouches and pants are from Sideshow's German Indy, the boots, shirt, MP40 and Bread bag are from Dragon and the cap is from Soldier Story.
 
2: Generic Base - This base is what I'll be using for all my Indy figures that need a desert base until I get all my figures done then I'll be making bases for them. The base is a Sideshow Indy figure base and has plaster and putty fot the ground work.

Once the plaster and putty had dried I used washed river sand and to cover the base, once the sand had dried I used Vallejo paints to paint and weather the sand.
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
Hi All

Next up for my Raiders Collection is the iconic German Mechanic. Alot of cutsomizers have done this guy either in 3-3/4" or 12" scale I even did him in 7" scale years ago and with all the customs of him everyone even myself have done him without his shirt on as that is the way we all remember him.

I decided to go for a different approach and do him with his shirt and cap on as his coming out of the hut and he see's Indy near the flying wing. As with all my figure and dios once I got the look and feel I wanted I used Vallejo and GW paints to paint him and Vallejp and pastels for the weathering.
 
RECIPE
       
1: German Mechanic - The top half of the body is a 12" Aggression Wrestling figure which has had it's forearms, chest and upper neck heavily sanded to get the shirt to fit. I used GW greenstuff to add some thickness to the neck to get the head to sit correctly.

The chest and stomach has had greenstuff added also to get rid off any extra creases which happened after the sanding. The head is from a 12" Jesse Ventura figure which has had the paint stripped off and then repainted.  The lower body is from a Dragon figure as the wrestling legs were just way to huge to put ons and also I needed to give him some height which the wrestling legs didn't have.

The pants are from the Sideshow German Indy, the boots/garters, belt and shirt are from Dragon and the cap is from Soldier Story.
 
2: Generic Base - This base is what I'll be using for all my Indy figures that need a desert base until I get all my figures done then I'll be making bases for them.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jock & Reggie - ROTLA 1/6 - P19 27/05/11
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2011, 08:47:55 PM
A few more

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: Art deWhill on June 03, 2011, 12:46:58 AM
Hey Ron, again these are amazing figures!! a really breathtaking Indy collection one can build a historic dio in a museum!!
Masterpieces.

Stefan
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: Tamer on June 03, 2011, 03:20:37 AM
Wow that Mechanic looks spot on. I just watched him and Indy get into this past Monday.

I like the German Soldier too, on the front page.

Mr. Hembling it was a pleasure talking customs with you last night as well. Thanks for giving us some interview time.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 03, 2011, 03:51:33 AM
Hi All

Art deWhill - Stefan appreciate the feedback my friend thank you and that is now 9 figures and 11 to go  ;D

Tamer   - Shawn thanks for the kind words buddy and it was a pleasure for me also I had a ball. Anytime you want me back on just let me know I can always do with the time off work  ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 03, 2011, 05:14:48 AM
Ron Hembling has just hit 2 more home runs with these latest custom figures! Love the German soldier, everything on him looks perfect! Then you give us the Mechanic! I love this guy and your custom is just flawless! That Jesse head really works well for him. The clinched fist is a great touch as is the dirt on his knees. Sooooo well done my friend. Great show yesterday and thanks for answering my question.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 03, 2011, 02:44:23 PM
Hi All

Luke Sprywalker  - Spry thanks for all the kind words buddy I really appreciate them and no worries more then happy to answer any questions mate on or off the show.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - German Soldier & Mechanic - P19 & P20 03/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 20, 2011, 12:31:16 AM
Hi All

Well guys here are the WIP pics of the Space Marine Armour all other projects are on hold till I complete this and teh Space wolves one

I decided to hold of on my Space Wolves marine and go with my own style of marine first. I spent a good 5 hours on this so far and yes there has been swearing screaming :).

I dropped him and broke off the foot pin so the left leg and armour as been superglued together but that doesn't bother me.

Also I warped the cod piece to much and didn't realize it until I had it all together but again no big deal and it's a great learning curve.

It will have both the bald head and the helmet so enjoy and I will have more pics up when I restart him tomorrow arvo.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture047.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture050.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture049.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on June 20, 2011, 08:58:04 AM
That is sooo freakin cool Ron. Can't wait to see him all painted up.  :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: wraithnine on June 20, 2011, 04:30:24 PM
as a big time 40k fan  i can say this looks friggin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: Tamer on June 21, 2011, 06:12:21 AM
Looks great to me Ron. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: lucasclones on June 21, 2011, 12:08:39 PM
Wow Ron! I am not familiar with 40k at all except for being mentiooned by guys like you and Jay on here but this is very cool!  Makes me want to know more about them!  Cannot wait to see him all painted up!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 21, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
This looks really cool Ron! So what have you done? Does that armor come as a kit and you are adding it to an articulated body?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: CaptainLux on June 21, 2011, 02:31:57 PM
sweeet lord ron, this is amazing!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 21, 2011, 11:53:14 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks heaps and glad you are all liking it so far and I'llhave more WIP pics soon.

Spry - the armour was done by a good friend and is a kit and sorry mate no names yet until I get the ok.

The armour has been added to a TTL v3 body for articulation and the first 3 pics I'll I've done is add some pieces from from bits box in the way of a 1/35 tank road wheel and the belts are 1/6 belts from the parts bin.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 22, 2011, 12:16:50 AM
Hey Guys

Thanks guys I'm loving this project and can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

Here are a few more WIP pics the power fist is done so is the backpack and started on the bald head details.

The tubes on teh power fist and head are pieces either pieces of electrical wire and parts from other figures.

The white section on the head is a spare bicep guard from and old hasbro clone.

The Backpack has had pieces added from 1/6 head set and belt buckles and communicators from ST TWOK.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k4.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k5.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k6.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k7.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k9.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k8.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k11.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: CaptainLux on June 22, 2011, 02:01:31 PM
woahh its so so cool, can´t wait to see it finished! :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 23, 2011, 12:11:11 AM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Cheers mate and I have done a little more and will post pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P20 20/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2011, 01:31:30 AM
Hi All

Done a little more work added studs and redone the chest plate and have started on the shoulder armour.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k12.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k13.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k14.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k16.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k15.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k17.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: Art deWhill on June 24, 2011, 02:42:51 AM
WOW, Ron... most excellent built so far!! great design, really love it :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 24, 2011, 04:28:01 AM
wow Ron
this is an impressive figure
I love all the small details
I can´t wait to see it finished

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on June 24, 2011, 08:53:00 AM
Holy crap Ron, this guy is coming along even better than I imagined. You always amaze me.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2011, 02:41:35 PM
Hi All

Art deWhill, FialaFernbrugg & CloneSniper78 - Thanks heaps guys I have a few more little details and then it will be ready for painting.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: wraithnine on June 24, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
what chapter is he going to be from?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2011, 03:13:17 PM
Hi All

wraithnine - His going to be from the 9th LEGION which is my own creation, It's going to have a little Roman influence in it.

I have another set of armour but wanted to see what it looks like and how it came out before a start on a Space Wolves one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: CaptainLux on June 24, 2011, 04:59:23 PM
Amazing Ron, that guy looks incredible! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP - P21 24/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 25, 2011, 02:33:43 PM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Thanks Buddy.

Ok guys here is some WIP pics of the painting so far enjoy still have to add weathering,  gear and weapon/s.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k21.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k22.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k24.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k25.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k26.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k27.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/40k28.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP Update - P21 26/06/11
Post by: Spookymufu on June 25, 2011, 02:42:34 PM
your skizzlles are the shizzles....:)

nice job on this, you do some great work
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP Update - P21 26/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 26, 2011, 01:54:19 AM
Hi All

Spooky - Thanks heaps buddy and I have completed him so here are a few pics until tomorrow when I get better outdoor pics.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture007.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture005.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture009.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture011.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/marines/Picture025.jpg)


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine WIP Update - P21 26/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 26, 2011, 07:01:05 PM
Hi All

After I received my armour from a good mate and put it together I didn't want to do one of the normal chapters that are out there and after watching the movie EAGLE I decided to go with the 9TH LEGION.

I thought that a Roman/Marine style armour would be a great way to go, and also giving the armour a more rustic colour scheme it would add more to the feel and look of Roman armour. After the armour was all put together it was painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE       
Armour - The armour and grenades are all resin and needed just minor sanding to get it to fit correctly. The tubing is from other figures and kits from the bits box, the right shoulder armour design was built up using plasti-card and laurel stickers and a 28mm shield.

The helmet, chest plate, right/left knee guard and left leg have had laurel stickers and parts from some LOTR action figures also 28mm shields and 1/6th badges used. The chest straps are 1/6th modern day belts cut and glued into place, the waist belt is from the Hasbro Jango figure.

The front and back skirts are pieces of old hanky and the leather strips have been cut and glued inplace and the studs are 1/6 buttons. The studs all over the suit are also 1/6 and the purity seals are again strips of old hanky and the seals themselves are putty with three 1/6 buckles and the other is again putty with a 1/72 idle wheel pushed into it.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a1.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a2.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a3.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a5.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a6.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a7.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/sci%20models/9a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: Art deWhill on June 26, 2011, 10:09:57 PM
He looks A-M A-Z-I-N-G !! stunning details and face!
exceptional work, Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: Tamer on June 27, 2011, 06:16:26 AM
Uh wow Ron!

My comments and this great new creation are on the front page. I simply don't know how you do it, but I am glad that you do!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: wraithnine on June 27, 2011, 07:27:48 AM
that looks...breathtaking!   FOR THE EMPEROR!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on June 27, 2011, 12:25:21 PM
I love everything on this guy, unbelievable !!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 27, 2011, 04:25:16 PM
Hi All

Thanks heaps guys I really appreciate the feedback.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: Clonehead on June 27, 2011, 08:05:01 PM
I certainly notice the roman styling right off. I loved your wip pics and explanations for this one. Brilliant work, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 28, 2011, 03:55:35 PM
Ron, this is just breath takinly awesome! OK I can breathe again. I love everything about this and will have to look at this when I am not so Tired to make a proper response, but wow!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: hemble on June 28, 2011, 04:32:46 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks as always for the replies and comments I really do appreciate them all.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: hemble on July 03, 2011, 06:00:59 AM
Hi All

Here is two quick indoor pics of the Space Wolves - Space Marine I completed, It's been very overcast here so hopefully the sun will be out tomorrow and I can take my usual pics.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: wraithnine on July 03, 2011, 06:48:40 AM
ahh the mighy space wolves
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: wraithnine on July 03, 2011, 07:14:40 AM
hope you dont mind Ron ,but i thought you'd like to see these ..i used to play WarHammer 40K  and here is my Logan Grimnar Great WolfLord of the Space Wolves

very proud of this one
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn93/nosaj37/album%20no2/23012007809.jpg) (http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn93/nosaj37/album%20no2/23012007808.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn93/nosaj37/album%20no2/23012007807.jpg) (http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn93/nosaj37/album%20no2/23012007806.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn93/nosaj37/album%20no2/23012007805.jpg)

did him about 4 years ago
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: Tamer on July 03, 2011, 08:58:55 AM
Wow, I like the new one too Ron. On the front page.

Daggone Jay, that is an awesome custom 40K figure too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on July 03, 2011, 01:52:48 PM
Ron you are amazing! And Jay if you see this I like yours too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: hemble on July 03, 2011, 11:16:06 PM
Hi All

Thanks as always guys and Jay don't mind a bit mate totally love Grimmnar.  And here are my usual outdoor pics and as always guys enjoy.

RECIPE
       
Armour - The armour, bolt pistol and grenades are again from my good mate and needed very minor sanding. The additional tubes, chest plate/straps, extra bullets and bolts are pieces of 1/6th and 1/35th from the bits box. The small skulls are from some Warhammer and Warhammer 40k parts which have been cut and placed on the armour.

The bone trickets and runes are done from a 1/6th plastic skeleton and the rune stone is a piece of marine foam cut to shape and a symbol cut into it.  The fur pelt is a piece of imitation fur from the craft shop which has been washed and drybrushed to get the grey affect. 

The purity seals have been done using putty and 1/35th parts with and old hanky cut out for the ribbons.
 
Power Sword - The sword has been made from a hilt from a 1/6 timeline figure the blade is plasti-card which has been cut and shaped. The skulls are again from Warhammer and Warhammer 40k parts and the bone trickets are from a 1/6th plastic skeleton and the rune stone is a piece of marine foam cut to shape and a symbol cut into it.
 
Bolt Pistol - The pistol is resin and came with the kit I just added a sling and some small parts from 1/6th and 1/35th parts. And again the bone trickets and rune stone have been done the same as the Power Swords.
 
Knife & Sheath  - The knife's handle is from a 1/6th German Bayonet and the blade and hand guard are made plasti-card. The sheath is made from some old leather.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Space Marine Completed - P21 27/06/11
Post by: hemble on July 03, 2011, 11:20:59 PM
Few more pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on July 04, 2011, 10:00:29 AM
TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: lucasclones on July 04, 2011, 10:08:18 AM
Mna1 Both are fantastic pieces. Great work as usual!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: CaptainLux on July 10, 2011, 01:40:00 PM
Wooooow Ron, these guys really rock, soo awesome man, incredible work!

Demian.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: hemble on July 11, 2011, 12:20:39 AM
Hi All

CloneSniper78, lucasclones & CaptainLux - Guys thanks heaps for the feedback on this figure I really appreciate it and CS and LC sorry for the late replies guys.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2011, 07:23:20 PM
Hi All

Well after having this sit on the work bench for a while I decided to complete it of over the last two days. I wanted something different in the way of a dio and also be able to store the figure safely if it needs to be moved. 

Recipe

Indiana Jones - Everything on indy is from Sideshow except the Hat which is from Hero Heads and the shoes are from Hasbro's Indy.  The whip has been made using the hand grip from Sideshow bendable whip with leather braiding which I got from the local craft store, the torch is made using sticks again from the local craft store with string wrapped around it.

The Crate/Display - The crate is a bottle holder which is used to transport the bottle so it doesn't get damaged. I used balsa wood and glued it to the holder then scribed the lines into to simulate the individual boards and the garage cut to size and then pushed into place and superglued.

The interior was built up using high density foam then carved to the desired look and then a mix of plaster of paris, woddglue/PVA and fine sand was mixed together and was then applied to the foam. The moss I picked up fro the laocal florist and the vines/roots are from some old small palm plants that died after the cyclone we had.

Once both the figure and dio/display was completed I painted and weathered them using Vallejo, Games Workshop paints and weathered with chalk pastels.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Wolf Marine Completed - P22 04/07/11
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2011, 07:25:50 PM
A few more pics.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 05, 2011, 07:54:25 PM
Ron that is such an awesome idea! How cool would it be to have each figure in it's own environment that is storable!?! The room would look really cool with a stack of crates to boot! The best part would be opening a closed crate and seeing all the breathtaking art inside!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 09, 2011, 03:13:10 AM
Ron that is such an awesome idea! How cool would it be to have each figure in it's own environment that is storable!?! The room would look really cool with a stack of crates to boot! The best part would be opening a closed crate and seeing all the breathtaking art inside!

Hi Spry thanks for the reply mate and really glad you liked it. I think the stack of crates are a great idea and would be awesome to see peoples face when they opened them up.

I'm in the process of doing one with two sides, one side will have the figure and teh other will have all the gear etc I'm about 80% done so as soon as I complete it I'll throw up the pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: Tamer on November 09, 2011, 04:05:26 AM
Ron, that is just too slick.

On the front page. What an awesome idea.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 09, 2011, 10:40:46 AM
Another awesome creation by one of my favorite artists. Totally awesome Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: flaccideagle on November 09, 2011, 10:50:04 AM
WOW- what a great idea, and what a cool dio.

A great achievement!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 10, 2011, 12:01:24 AM
Hi All

Guys as always thanks for the kind words and glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: wraithnine on November 10, 2011, 05:42:50 AM
now THAT my friend is a very very clever idea
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2011, 07:47:56 PM
Hi All

Thanks wraith appreciate the feedback.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2011, 08:04:38 PM
Hi All

After completing the first dio/storage crate I started straight away on the one, this one is a WIP two section one and all that needs to be done is the outside which I'll have to complete when I get back from training in two weeks. So until then enjoy the pics and I'll have the recipe when it's all completed.

Ron

  
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Storage Crate - P23 06/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2011, 08:07:09 PM
Few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: DocOutlands on November 11, 2011, 08:22:14 PM
nice work!!

(what kind of training?)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2011, 08:25:33 PM
nice work!!

(what kind of training?)

Hi All

Thanks Doc and just field training mate nothing to special.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: JediMindtrix on November 11, 2011, 09:38:02 PM
Great stuff Ron!always enjoy seeing your work.you are one of my all time favorite custom creators around.you put so much effort and detail into each piece,and it shows in all of them.I've drawn some of my inspiration for customs from different people along the way,and you have always been one of my go to guys for that,and one of the first.love the Indy,and I always like to see the Stormtrooper dio's.keep up the great work. ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 12, 2011, 05:45:31 AM
Amazing work again Ron! Great idea and execution on a way to hold all those accessories!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: CaptainLux on November 12, 2011, 09:36:14 PM
Whoaaa amazing job!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 12, 2011, 11:26:33 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks heaps for the kind words I really appreciate them. JediMindtrix mate really glad that you like my work that much and there is an amazing abundance of talent on this site it's not funny.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: Tamer on November 13, 2011, 09:09:24 AM
This is spectacular Ron. I love the whole idea of getting a storage container, a diorama, and an accesory locker so to speak all in one setting. I can't wait to see if you do this in the SW Verse, but these Indy Dios just look sweet to me. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: hemble on November 14, 2011, 12:51:33 AM
Hi All

Tamer - Thanks buddy and appreciate the FP and yes I actually have plans of doing a Sandtrooper one as soon as I can get hold of another one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio/Crate #2 WIP - P23 & P24 12/11/11
Post by: hemble on December 11, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
Hi All

Well finally started on the Map Room dio, Firstly sorry about only having one pic my camera's battery went flat so it's charging at the moment.

I've still got some weathering to do but so far I've given the buildings a a coat of flat earth and then a wash of biege brown, I then started drybrushing them using dark sand, I used Vallejo paints up this point.

As you can see the dio is going to be shorter then it should and won't have any walls but this is due to time as I will be gone for 8mths in the new year and I want to complete two more larger dios before I head off.

When I get back I have plans on doing a complete map room dio with ceiling, walls etc. so enjoy the pic and I will have more WIP soon.

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/indiana%20jones%20custom%20and%20stuff/mar01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: Tamer on December 12, 2011, 09:48:32 AM
Wow Ron, looks outstanding even from the start. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on December 13, 2011, 12:42:43 AM
Ron. my friend, as always awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: ScreamingSamuraiStudio on December 13, 2011, 07:16:34 AM
Now, THAT is some epicness in the making.
  Nice work, Ron..Hope all goes well with the trip and take care.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 14, 2011, 01:16:38 AM
Hi All

Guys as  always thanks for the replies, Shawn always appreciate the FB mate thank you and SSS cheers buddy and I will.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: Mr. Black on December 17, 2011, 03:11:25 PM
Hey bud, this is going to be great! The love you have for everyone's second most favourite trilogy*  is just terrific. The map room is one of my favourite scenes! Is this 1/6 scale?


*: yes, I'm not counting IJATKOTCS  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 17, 2011, 04:01:21 PM
Hi All

Incom - Thanks mate and it is 1/6 scale. I'll be doing the basing today and hopefully have it complete by tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 17, 2011, 11:56:57 PM
Hi All

When Sideshow made the Map Room dio I thought to myself how cool it would be to have a larger version of it especially with the buildings and when a mate from over at the Sideshow Freaks forums by the name of IndianaPaul decided that he was going to make all the buildings and cast them I knew I had to get hold of a set.
 
RECIPE      
1: Indiana Jones - The clothing for is a mix of Sideshow and Hottoys, the boots are from Hasbro and the staff of Ra is from Hottoys. The body is a TTL V2 and the head is from Sideshow toys. The figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and pastels.

2: Base - The base I picked up from the local hardware store, the sand is a mixture of fine river sand, plaster of paris and PVA/Woodglue. The tape measure is just some A4 size paper cut to size and measuring lines added, the barrier around the last building is made from toothpicks and red cotton wool.
 
All the buildings as mentioned before are made and casted from IndianaPaul over at the Sideshow Freaks Forums and he did one hell of a job making these buildings the details are amazing to say least. The buildings were painted and weathered before putting them onto the base and as usual the base/buildings were painted using Vallejo paints and pastels.

You can see more pics here http://www.hemblecreations.com/indy%20page%202.htm (http://"http://www.hemblecreations.com/indy%20page%202.htm")

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Map Room Dio WIP - P24 12/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 18, 2011, 12:02:46 AM
more pics
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: Tamer on December 18, 2011, 09:12:02 AM
Wow Ron. The rest of my comments are on the front page. Daggone guy, you have some talent.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: Mr. Black on December 18, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
Very impressive Ron, very impressive. The maquette shows quite a lot of detail, despite the uniform colour. Job well done, mate!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 20, 2011, 03:54:37 PM
Hi All

Tamer - Thanks mate and as always I appreciate the plug on teh FB.

Incom - Cheers buddy and the uniform colour turned out way better then I imagined it's amazing what pastels can do and paint weathering can do.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: Clonehead on December 21, 2011, 05:49:16 PM
I havent worked with pastels since I was big into military modeling as a kid. This is just fabulous, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2011, 09:49:43 PM
Hi All

Clonehead - Thanks heaps mate and I never even used pastels until a while ago and love em.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Map Room Dio Complete - P25 18/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2011, 09:54:06 PM
Hi All

I have a few of these hard plastic SF3D/Ma.k figures in my parts box so I decided to pull another one out and do a simple dio with it. This small dio depicts the SAFS FIREBALL running along a asteroid.
 
RECIPE       

SAFS - The SAFS I picked up of the web and pulled it apart and repostioned the figure to the look I wanted. I also added wire from the back of the feet to the lower section using thin wire. The figure was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.
 
Base - The base I have had for years and belonged to a 120mm figure the small rocket is from a WW2 German kit, the base was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ma.k SAFS Fireball #2 1/35th - P25 24/12/11
Post by: Art deWhill on December 24, 2011, 02:53:39 AM
always cool to see a Maschinen Krieger kit and a joy to see it turned into such a great dio!!
merry christmas, my friend!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ma.k SAFS Fireball #2 1/35th - P25 24/12/11
Post by: Tamer on December 24, 2011, 05:35:43 AM
Awesome Ron, on the front page. and Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ma.k SAFS Fireball #2 1/35th - P25 24/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 24, 2011, 03:59:41 PM
Hi All

Art deWhill - Thanks bro and Merry Xmas and yeah I love Ma.k from the first days the were in the shops back in the 80's and I really want to start doing some 1/20 scale kits again as soon as I can get my mits on some.

Tamer -  Merry Xmas Shawn and appreciate the feedback and the FB.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ma.k SAFS Fireball #2 1/35th - P25 24/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 25, 2011, 07:43:02 PM
Hi All

In the harsh desert regions of Australia there is a small sector called NO MAN'S LAND this area is a short cut back to the Mercenaries base camps after hit and runs on Strahl National Defence Army. This area is not for the faint hearted as it stretches for over 100 kilometers and many have tried to pass thru this area and many have failed to get thru.

The area is staturated with high radiation that drains a suits power cells and interferes with comms and radar equipement. The pilot of this SAFS attempts to do the crossing and hopes he doesn't end up like his comrade that tried it before him.
 
RECIPE
     
SAFS - The two SAFS I picked up of the web and pulled it apart and repostioned the figure to the look I wanted. I also added wire from the back of the feet to the lower section using thin wire. The figures was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.
 
Base - The base is some left over marind foam cut to shape, the sand is a mixture of plaster of paris, fine river sand and ground up kitty litter. The rotten log I got from the garden and the tried plants are roots from and old palm tree once everythng was tried the base was painted and weathered using Reaper and Games Workshop paints and also pastels.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ma.k SAFS Fireball #2 1/35th - P25 24/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 25, 2011, 07:44:36 PM
Two more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: Tamer on December 26, 2011, 07:35:03 AM
Nice Ron. Nice. Guess where you can see this now?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: Clonehead on December 26, 2011, 11:27:56 AM
spectacular work on these kits, ron! Your paint work is perfect.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2011, 03:14:39 PM
Hi All

Clonehead & Tamer - Thanks heaps guys and as always Shawn appreciate the FB.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: hemble on January 08, 2012, 01:13:44 AM
The other day I was fixing up my web site and saw the 6 inch Phantom figure I did backin 2006 and thought that I would make him again in 3-3/4".
 
RECIPE 
     
The Phantom - is a combo of a Marvel Universe Bullseye Body, boots from a Star Wars figure, hands from a Indiana Jones figure and the head is a Marvel Universe Bullseye with the face cut off and replaced with the front half of the face from a Star Wars AT-ST pilot.
 
Once the parts for the head were glued together I use GW greenstuff to putty the seams up and once dry it was sanded down. The mask is a piece of thin pleather as is the belt and holsters. The pistols are from some old GI Joes figures and the skull buckle and skull rings are from some old GW 40k pieces I just cut off and glued inplace.
 
The Phantom's wolf (Devil) -  is from a GI Joe figure and as with the figure it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints.
 
The Base - is just an old base that I use that I keep in the cupboard.
 
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: hemble on January 08, 2012, 01:14:51 AM
Two more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: hemble on January 08, 2012, 01:16:19 AM
Hi All

After I completed the Phantom figure I wanted to do Superman and while looking at pictures I saw the Cyborg Superman and knew that it was the next figure I had to do but I wanted to do him so his suit was battle torn and ripped.
 
RECIPE  
    
Body & head - The body is the Marvels Universe DareDevil and is was cut up and the Cyborg parts added from a Playmates Terminator figure.  The head is mostly from a Terminator figure and the small face section is from a Star Wars figure and once all the parts were superglued together GW greenstuff was used to do the hair and all the parts of the battle damage suit.
 
  
Chest Emblem and Cape - The chest emblem is some old thin pleather and the cape is a piece of an old hanky, once everything was togther I painted and weathered him using Vallejo and GW paints.  The chest and cape emblem were then drawn on with a pencil and then painted.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - No Man's Land SAFS 1/35th - P25 26/12/11
Post by: hemble on January 08, 2012, 01:17:17 AM
one more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 08, 2012, 08:25:06 AM
Wow, that superman is just over the top Ron! On the front page.

I like the Phantom Diorama too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: Darth Optimus on January 08, 2012, 08:49:02 AM
Wow.  Just wow.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 08, 2012, 09:10:59 AM
Amazing work on both Ron but that Super Man takes the cake! So cool and I have never seen that art let alone a Super Man figure that looks that cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: CloneSniper78 on January 08, 2012, 09:59:46 AM
Simply amazing Ron!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: JediMindtrix on January 08, 2012, 11:16:42 AM
great job on cyborg sups.it's amazing how you made it all look so cohesive as one complete figure.can hardley believe his cape is an old hanky.that just goes to show that almost anything can be used in customs.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: Mandalore the skepsis on January 08, 2012, 10:27:13 PM
WOW is all I got
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: wraithnine on January 08, 2012, 11:24:01 PM
those are superb Ron   the cyborg superman   is mega cool mate
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: Clonehead on January 09, 2012, 11:11:59 AM
Fantastic work, Ron. Just over the top, buddy!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 11, 2012, 04:48:22 PM
Hi All

Thanks for all the great feedback guys they were fun to do and if I get a chance I'll be doing more in the future.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Phantom & Cyborg Superman 3-3/4"- P26 08/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2012, 12:38:23 AM
Hi All

Started on this about 4 days ago once I finally was able to get the snakes, as you can see it's not the complete layout due to the size it would have been (wish it was thou).

I decided to make it with only half the crate and partial alter/steps my my goal was to show Indy and Sallah with the ark. I have to get some dowel to replace the crappy plastic poles and a little more weathering to do on the sand and alter/steps and then add Indy and Sallah.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Well of Souls 1/6 WIP P27 15/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 15, 2012, 08:50:27 AM
Wow Ron. I love this shelf idea too. This is gonna be awesome. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Well of Souls 1/6 WIP P27 15/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2012, 08:51:58 PM
Hi All

Thanks Shawn and again appreciate the FB mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Well of Souls 1/6 WIP P27 15/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 16, 2012, 06:21:01 AM
Oh wow Ron! This looks spectacular! I can't wait to see this with Indy and Sallah in there!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Well of Souls 1/6 WIP P27 15/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2012, 10:16:57 PM
Hi All

Spry - Thanks buddy I'm just waiting for some parts to arrive so I can complete it, hopefully they'll get here soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Well of Souls 1/6 WIP P27 15/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2012, 10:19:27 PM
Hi All

After doing the Cyborg Superman and The Phantom figures I started going thru the internet looking at other superheroes to do and saw Aquaman. I remember watching the old Aquaman cartoons when I was a kid but also liked him with the beard so I combined the old style outfit to the bearded character and what you see is the end result.
 
RECIPE
       
Body & head  - Is made from a WWE Build N' Brawlers figure, I super glued the joints and once dry I puttied the joints and then used watered some PVA glue and then got tissue paper and started to adhere to the body to make the outfit. The gloves are from a Star Wars figure and teh belt is made from left over leather and the A symbol was cut from some left over plasti card.
 
Once the tissue paper had dried I used GW greenstuff to make the beard and then I started to paint over the dried tissue paper, I used Vallejo and GW paints to paint and weather him.
 
Base - The base is an old Sideshow 12" Star Wars base I had in the cupboard.  I used clay to build up the ground work and before it dried I used real coral and shells I found at the beach and pushed them into the ground work along with some plastic plants I got from the local pet shop.
 
The Manta Ray was from a tube of sea creatures I picked up at the local toy shop, once everything was on the base I glued fine river sand over the top of the clay and let dry. Once dry I gave the sand a wash of brown and then dry brushed till I got the effect I liked.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Aquaman 3-3/4" P27 19/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2012, 09:05:51 AM
Ron, I am speechless again. My comments are on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Aquaman 3-3/4" P27 19/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2012, 09:18:46 PM
Hi All

Tamer - Thanks Shawn I have a Doc Savage that I just completed and will post soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Aquaman 3-3/4" P27 19/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2012, 04:03:50 PM
Hi All

While looking for another 3-3/4" hero to do I got the inspiration to do Doc from Actorjez over at the Fwoosh Forum he does such awesome figures and the way he presents them is excellent.
 
RECIPE     
 
Doc Savage - is a combo of the lower legs from a young Indy from TLC, boots from a SW figure, upper body from a Build N Brawl figure and head from a GI Joe figure. The belt is from the Hasbro Indy figure line with the holster and whip holder cut off, the shirt was made using an old hanky. Once put together the figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints.
 
The Base - is just an old base from another dio that I use that I keep in the cupboard.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2012, 07:08:42 PM
Hi All

I have always wanted to do a Dutch figure but couldn't decide on which version I wanted then I watched Predator again and after watching it decided on the muddy version as I've never seen it done in 3-3/4" scale.
 
RECIPE     
 
Dutch - The upper body is a Build n Brwal figure the lower legs and head are from a GI-Joe figure. The spear is made from thin stick and the blade on the spear is from a GI-Joe figure and was attached with super glue and then tied off using string.

The bow was also made using thin stick and string was again used, the mud was done by mixing plaster of paris and PVA glue and then paint was added to get the colour. The plaster once mixed with both the paint and glue becomes tacky and gives the appearance of smeared on mud.
 
The Base - is just an old base from another dio that I use that I keep in the cupboard.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: Mr. Black on January 28, 2012, 02:58:58 AM
I like that Doc a lot, Ron, but Dutch reallly is stunning. Great original choice of making him in his mud cover, such a cool scene.

Are those build 'n brawl figures easy to work with as in being compatible with SW and Joe figures?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 28, 2012, 04:48:11 PM
Hi All

Incom - Thanks buddy and the BnB are a good height for SW compatibility but the upper body is very bulky as in muscle size. I haven't seen anyone use them for anything else but superhero figures.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: CaptainLux on January 30, 2012, 12:47:30 PM
Oh whooa that Dutch from Predator is looking awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 30, 2012, 03:01:50 PM
Ron, both figures are superb as usual mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 01, 2012, 01:22:40 PM
Ron, what Joe head did you use?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2012, 03:58:04 AM
Hi All

Spry and CS78 - Guys thanks heaps and glad you like them and Tom the head is a Duke from Rise of Cobra.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage n Dutch Schaefer 3-3/4" P27 28/01/12
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2012, 04:02:22 AM
Hi All

I have slowed right down in my work for when I go which I'm stoked about so until I go I have a little bit of free time and I have had this figure sitting on my bench for a long time and finally decided to complete him. And there is a SW dio coming within the week so stay tuned for that in teh SW dio section.
 
RECIPE 
     
McCoy - The whole figure and equipment is from Artasylum/Diamond Select TOS series which was made a few years ago. The figures joints were superglued together and then puttied and let dry for a few hours.
 
The uniform (top & pants) were done by using tissue paper, I cut out the tissue paper and then used watered down PVA glue and attached it to the base figure and once the tissue paper dries it's actually very rigid.
 
The equipment as mentioned above is also from Artasylum/Diamond Select TOS series, the communicator's flip top section was cut and glue in place to simulate a closed communicator. The medical pouch was made using another tricorder and some left over leather and both the figure and equipment were painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW and artist paints.
 
Base - is from another old base I had lying around I'm just using it as a generic base till I decide what type of base I want for the figure.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hangarbay94 on February 04, 2012, 08:33:53 AM
Just superb! and an excellent collectors piece if ever I saw one.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: wraithnine on February 04, 2012, 12:40:59 PM
Ron that looks superb mate ! 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2012, 03:38:11 PM
Hi All

hangarbay94 & wraithnine - Thanks heaps guys and I'm really stoked with the way it turned out especially the tissue paper. I think it gives the figure more depth and character especially on statue type diorama's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: CaptainLux on February 04, 2012, 05:32:39 PM
That one is awesome ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2012, 07:03:10 PM
Hi All

CaptainLux - Thanks Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hangarbay94 on February 05, 2012, 07:30:28 AM
Ron, the tissue paper trick... very clever! very clever indeed! and you are right, it really makes a difference.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 05, 2012, 09:02:41 AM
Ron, again amazing work! I will be trying your tissue paper trick as it looks awesome! Well done mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2012, 12:20:45 AM
Hi All

hb94 & Spry - again thanks guys and Spry love to see what you come up by using this technic.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2012, 09:37:42 PM
Hi All

Well guys this is it my very last custom/dio until I get back :'( once I get settled in where I'm going I'll let you all know how I'm going which should be about 2-3 weeks so take care guys and be safe.

Ron

While in standard orbit around Trident Telsee IV awaiting to rendezvous with the U.S.S Parramatta for resupply.  The Captain of the U.S.S Vampire orders a small six man away team to head down to the planet to for some routine surveys of the fauna on the planet.

After beaming down the team separate and start doing their surveys and not worried about the primative indigenous tribes that inhabit the planet as they have never cuased any problems in earlier visits to the planet.

Head Botanist Lieutenant Mike McDonald and Head of Security Lieutenant Jake Peterson after about an hour of seperating from the rest of the group get ambushed by the local primative tribes that inhabit the planet. McDonald is pierced in the back by a spear and dies instantly and Peterson drops to the ground and starts to open fire and while this is all going on he can't belive that they got AMBUSHED.
 
RECIPE  
    
Figures - The figures and equipment are a mixer of TOS/DS9 Trails and Tribulations/Enterprise from Artasylum/Diamond Select series which was made a few years ago. The figures joints were superglued together and then puttied and let dry for a few hours.
 
Once the putty and glue had dried the uniforms (top & pants) were done by using tissue paper, I cut out the tissue paper and then used watered down PVA glue and attached it to the base figure and once the tissue paper dries it's actually very rigid.
 
The equipment as mentioned above is also from Artasylum/Diamond Select TOS series, the communicator's flip top section were cut and glue in place to simulate a closed communicator. The Tricorder is straight out of the package and was repainted,  both the figures and equipment were painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW and artist paints.
 
Base - are two old picture frames I had in the cupboard glued and secured together,  the ground work was built up using plaster of paris and fine washed river sand. The dirt is a mixer of smashed up kitty litter and dirt from a pot plant I keep outside, the grass is model railway grass which was atatched then painted.
 
The small tuft of grass are from Army Painter Modelling Supplies and they come ona sticky clear sheet and you just pull the tufts off and glue inplace. The larger plants are plastic which I picked up from the local pet shop and the spears are just skewer sticks cut to size and painted.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Dr McCoy 7" P28 03/02/12
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2012, 09:39:05 PM
two more pics.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2012, 08:49:27 AM
Ron it just looks superb. I have got to get this to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: Mungo Baobab on February 11, 2012, 11:40:35 AM
Nice job on the ST customs.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: hemble on June 03, 2012, 11:08:30 PM
Hi All

Guys thanks for the replies and sorry for the late reply.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
Hi All

I decided for my first 1/6 custom since I've been back would be the Pulp action hero Doc Savage, I've always like Savage but the hairdo always annoyed me especially the way it whent to a point on the forehead.  So when I was searching for reference pics I came across some old Savage comic book covers that had a different hair style which suited the 1930's and 40's style that I wanted to go for.
 
RECIPE
     
Doc Savage - Main body is a ACI muscle body the hands are from Sideshows and Hottoys  Indy figures which have been repainted. The head I have had in the parts box for a long time and can't remember which company made it.

The shirt is a Indy Hottoys and the pants are from Sideshows Indy, the boots and belt are from Dragon and the left wrist brace was made from some old leather and small plastic buckles.

The gun is from and old sci-fi figure with an added sight added to the top from plasti-card and the torch is made from some old house hold decorative sticks and the flame was done by adding plaster of paris and woodglue together and then waiting till is started to dry and then sculpted it to the wood using thin strips of wire.
 
The Base - I wanted to give Savage a base and decided to give him a desert style tomb one,  the base was made using high denisty foam and cutting out the desired shape and the column was made from the excess foam and the piller was cut from some thich cardboard tubing.

Once the column/pillar had dried I scribbed the stone floor using a soldering iron and added some extra details to the pillar using thin styrofoam.  I then covered the whole base using a mixer of plaster of paris and woodglue and let that dry and then added fine river sand.  Once everything had dried I used Vallejo and Games Workshop paints to paint and weather both the base and figure.

Inspiration Pics

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2012, 03:00:40 PM
Now the figure and dio.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2012, 03:02:47 PM
And a few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek AMBUSHED 7" P28 11/02/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 19, 2012, 03:03:25 PM
WOW!Cool ! He look's awesome! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: ghostskull18 on August 19, 2012, 03:09:50 PM
very cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: Tamer on August 19, 2012, 04:16:53 PM
Wow, Ron is back with a new Custom! Horaay!!!

Man this brings a smile to the ole Tamer's face. Look for this to be prominently displayed on our fp by tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2012, 02:33:08 AM
Hey Guys

Thanks for the comments and as always there very much appreciated and I'm in the middle of a another 1/6 dio/display and yes it is Tatooine go figure LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: Tamer on August 21, 2012, 03:05:30 AM
That sounds awesome Ron. Got that Savage on the front page!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2012, 02:38:40 PM
Hi All

Tamer - Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: flaccideagle on August 22, 2012, 10:35:20 AM
Glad to see you back and glad to see Doc Savage!!!

I think I can help you out on that head sculpt's identity.  It's got that BBI look to the sculpt and I would guess it is from those LAPD figures they did a while back?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 25, 2012, 02:43:15 AM
Hi All

flaccideagle - Thanks mate and thanks for the heads up on the HS it has been bugging me not knowing what company made it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 25, 2012, 02:59:09 AM
Hi All

I decided to make another superhero and started looking on the net and came across a Hanna Barbera web link and saw Mightor and decided to give him ago.  I wanted to give him a more caveman look and subsituted the gold braces and belt for a more leather feel to him, the figure and base were painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.
 
RECIPE   
   
Mighty Mightor - The body is from ACI and the same type I used for Doc Savage, the head is a resin Arnie one I have had in my parts box for a long time which I picked up from Lonnie.  I put some plastic soles on the feet which I grabbed from a pair of Dragon boots, I then used pleather for the main boots and wrapped the pleather around the feet and lower legs to get the look I wanted.

The straps around the boots are leather strips and the fur at the top of the boots is fake fur I got from a haberdashery. The loin cloth and belt is pleather and was cut to shape,  the wrist bracelets are pieces of cloth and strips of leather.

The horns are two old Spiderman the Lizards tails that I cut to size and secured to the head I then used model sail boat string and wrapped that around the tails and superglued the string inplace.  Once the glue dried I then used a mix of plaster and woodglue and covered the string with the plaster and woodglue mix and let it dry.

The cape was made using an old Jiff cloth which is a dish cloth which was perfect as I wanted to have something that looked like scrapped down fur. The mask is some old pleather cut to shape and glued inplace, I tried the mask with the eyes slit open but didn't like the way it looked so went with the cartoon style white eyes.

The medallion was made using some left over High density foam  which I used for the base it was cut to shape and two small holes were punched into the foam and some model boat string was used for the necklace.  The club was cut from an old branch from the back yard and the bark was stripped off and then I widdled one end to make the handle.
 
The Base - was made using high density foam and cut and shaped to look like rock and the logo was cut into the foam using a soldering iron. Once I was happy with the way the it looked I then covered the base with a two part mix of plaster of paris and woodglue.

Ron
 
       
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Doc Savage 1/6 P29 20/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 25, 2012, 03:02:25 AM
A few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 25, 2012, 04:56:15 AM
Awesome looking custom!!! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: Tamer on August 25, 2012, 05:02:43 AM
Awesome Ron. Time to go let him dominate our front page. It is so good to see you back and customizing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on August 25, 2012, 03:08:42 PM
awesome work man  i am really  digging that Mightor
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 26, 2012, 06:22:27 PM
Hi All

Mando Assasin, Tamer & mr.Jedi1977 - Thanks guys and glad you are liking the non SW builds as well.  Shawn as always buddy appreciate the FP and it's great to be back and customizing again let me tell you :)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 26, 2012, 06:38:00 PM
Are you back home yet or are you still at war! I am glad you are OK! ;D We missed you! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 26, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
Are you back home yet or are you still at war! I am glad you are OK! ;D We missed you! ;D

Hey Mate, I'm back home now and will be very along time fingers crossed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 27, 2012, 01:18:42 PM
Good i hope you stay safe at home! For a long long long long long long long long long long long long time! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 29, 2012, 12:28:29 AM
Good i hope you stay safe at home! For a long long long long long long long long long long long long time! ;D

Cheers mate  and I hope so to I think I might have to go back on to deployment I'm getting on the wifes nerves and it would be safer back over there ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 29, 2012, 02:05:43 PM
LOL! Nice one! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mighty Mightor 1/6 P29 25/08/12
Post by: hemble on August 30, 2012, 01:07:38 AM
Hi All

I have started on my 1/6 Phantom and decided that he need to have his chair as well. The chair is being made from high denisty foam and small quanity of thin styrofoam, I still haven't decided if I want to make my own skulls of buy some for the chair.

The Phantom has a Hottoys Indiana Jones body as I wanted him to me be more slimmer but still toned like Billy Zane. The boots are frpm Dragon and the head I picked up from ebay, the tights are from triad toys and I had an old suit from them and used that to make the head section.

The mask is made using some left over leather, I'm waiting for more leather to turn up so I can make the belt and holster. Enjoy and hope you like it so far.

Ron



Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Panto/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: Tamer on August 30, 2012, 08:05:08 AM
Wow, this one is gonna be awesome too. I need to get this one and your great new Sandtrooper work on the fp.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Panto/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: PackRatStudios on August 30, 2012, 08:28:24 AM
PULP!  Love it!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Panto/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 30, 2012, 01:28:50 PM
Great work! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, PackRatStudios & Mando Assasin - Thanks for the comments guys I'm jsut waiting on the blue and black shorts to arrive and tweek a few things and he'll be done, not to long now I hope. And Shawn again I appreciate the FP thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: Tamer on September 02, 2012, 05:01:45 AM
You are quite welcome Ron. I love to see an update by Hemble.

I finally got the Sandy Dio Update on the fp too. I know that one is your favorite character so was glad to see it too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2012, 03:37:03 AM
Hi All

Shawn sorry buddy I didn't even see last post, a belated thanks you.

I have done a little more to both The Phantom and the chair.

Pics 1, 2 & 3 - I have given him two skull rings which were made using thin plasticard and some small skulls from some GW weapons. The skulls were gently cut off sanded and then put into place using superglue.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 30/08/12
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2012, 03:45:38 AM
Hi All

Pic 1 - I have also done some work on the Phantom's outfit by given it a lighter purple drybrush to show a little more muscle definition.

Pic 2,3 & 4 - I finally found some skulls at a local gift shop and picked up a few skull heads. The heads look like they are made from resin and had flames scribed into them so after attachimg them to the chair I started using a mix of plaster of paris and PVA glue and covered the chair and skulls.

I haven't completed the chair as of yet as I'm deciding if I want to go darker or lighter and also I 'm thinking of adding fur/leather to the sit so the Phantom's bum doesn't get soar. ;D

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 17/09/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 17, 2012, 06:04:07 AM
Stunning work Ron! The 2 rigs are such a great touch!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 17/09/12
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2012, 12:17:04 AM
Stunning work Ron! The 2 rigs are such a great touch!

Thanks Spry it is coming along slowly but I've really been enjoying this project.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Pantom/Chair WIP 1/6 P30 17/09/12
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2012, 10:50:07 PM
Hi All

I have put the Pantom on the back burner till some material arrives. Until then I started on this dio yesterday which will be a 1/6 Lost Temple Jungle Ruin for a new custom Indy figure that I'm doing.

Pic - 1, 2, 3 & 4  - I have started on the basic layout of the ruin which is made using high density foam. I have also done some wall reliefs in the inside of the temple and also at the front above the door.

The wall reliefs where done using some scrap foam and drawing basic designs into them using a texta and then using a soldering iron to carve the design out.

In Pic 3 the wavey looking foam coming from the top to the base of the dio is going to be made into vines and roots which will come from a partial tree which is the thick piece foam on top of the roof.

More WIP soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2012, 11:10:24 PM
Hi All

More of the Jungle Ruin WIP. And I forgot to mention the floor and wall stone work outlines were done using a soldering iron in Pics 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Pic - 5, 6, 7 & 8 - Once the wall reliefs had dried I started using a sandstone rock and pushed it into the foam to give the floors and walls a good aged stone affect. If you ever try this don't worry if you push to hard into the foam with the stone as the small cracks will give it that little extra realism.

More WIP soon.

Ron  

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2012, 11:19:11 PM
Hi All

Little more work done today.

Pic - 9, 10 & 11 - I have added a main feature wall relief this was done differently to the last ones as I used and pen to draw the design and the a toothpick to scribe over the pen and Pic 11 has a close up view of the relief.

I also gave the roof and back wall a few cracks due to old age and stress, the two holes in the roof will be where the roots/vines will come thru. The cracks were done by drawing were I wanted the cracks to be then using a model knife cut the edges then I used a pair of tweezers to scrap out the foam.

The holes in the roof were done by drawing the basic outline and then using a long knife cut the foam and then pushing from the top of the roof to push the cut foam out. The reason I do it from the top is when you push down the foam it will have a more realistic feel to it as thou the stone has crumbled away.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: wraithnine on October 08, 2012, 12:42:55 AM
that is amazing Ron your attention to detail is stunning
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 08, 2012, 04:58:33 AM
Hi All

wraithnine - Thanks for the kind words mate and here is the start of the vines/roots/tree.

Pic - 12, 13, 14 & 15 - As you can see the vines/tree are taking shape by using aluminium foil. I tore lengths of foil and scruntched them up and place them over the foam and then glued them inplace.

I then made off shoot vines by again tearing lengths of foil and twisting them to the how I wanted them and then glued them inplace. I'll let this dry for a good 20 hours and then start on plastering the vines/roots/tree tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 08, 2012, 07:36:38 AM
Now this is awesome. My comments are on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 08, 2012, 07:57:21 AM
Wow this is fantastic !!! I am so looking forward to seeing this completed some real outstanding work my friend ..... art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 08, 2012, 08:26:38 AM
Ron this scene you are setting up is just perfect! This will become such an iconic display! Very nice work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: XTS_Operative on October 08, 2012, 01:54:14 PM
Looks great! I really like the technique you used to give the stone a realistic surface. I think the Indy font you used in the pics is cool too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 09, 2012, 03:57:28 AM
Hi All

Tamer, mr.Jedi1977, Luke Sprywalker & XTS_Operative - Guys I really appreciate the replies thank you and Shawn as always appreciate the FP buddy.

XTS glad you like the font mate, when I take my pics I like to try and have a font as close to the style of the character as I can, I think it just adds that extra little something.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 09, 2012, 04:09:04 AM
Hi All

Well guys a little more progress to wet your appetites.

Pic - 16, 17, 18 & 19 - The plaster and woodglue mix has been added over the top of the foil. I gave it two thick coats and then let dry for about 3 hours and once dry added another mix of plaster and woodglue but made this last coat a little more watery to smooth it out a little but not to much.

I don't know if you can see it but I also used the soldering iron on the large wall releif to give it more depth.

Ron

 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Art deWhill on October 09, 2012, 10:46:10 PM
indeed you are wetting at least my appetite to seeing this one finished, Ron, I am a huge fan of this type of setting/scenery :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 10, 2012, 05:07:28 AM
Beautiful work Ron! The construction of that tree is just awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: ScreamingSamuraiStudio on October 10, 2012, 06:53:30 AM
Holy Shazbots...This is some amazing work, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 10, 2012, 08:46:38 AM
Awesome work. Back on the front page with the update.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: YakFace on October 10, 2012, 02:13:50 PM
Great work love the step by step process your showing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Mungo Baobab on October 11, 2012, 07:31:42 AM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 11, 2012, 12:52:13 PM
Ron, I'm loving this latest piece of work. I've often seen wood glue form into odd shapes but have never twigged how good it would be when used for dioramas. Clever, very clever.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2012, 03:25:07 PM
Hi All

Guys always appreciate the replies and feedback thank you. Again I'm glad you are all enjoying the step by step process as well as I'm really enjoying showing them to you.

Jules it is amazing how good woodglue can be for dio's and I like to experiment to see what I can use things for and to what extent. I have been experimenting with making waterfalls using woodglue and that has shown some promise and I will post pics of that little project in the near future.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 02:47:09 AM
Hi All

Painting has began.

Pic - 21, 22, 23 & 24 The whole dio has been given a wash of JO SONJA'S Burnt Sienna and left to dry for a good 2 hours.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 06:11:54 AM
Pic - 25, 26, 27 & 28 once the wash has dried I then sprayed the whole dio using Tamiya Dark Brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 06:18:21 AM
Pic - 29, 30, 31 & 32 - The stone was given a drybrush Vallejos German Cam Orange Ochre 824. The Ochre is great as it brings out the finer details of the stone detail that I pushed into the foam using a sandstone rock.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 06:27:55 AM
Pic - 33, 34, 35 & 36 - The stone has now been given a drybrush of Vallejo's Pale Sand 837. This drybrush give the stone a lttle more depth and a little more detail.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 06:34:40 AM
Pic - 37, 38, 39 & 40 - I wanted to give the stone a bit of a reddish/brown tinge to it to break up the lighter colour so I used GW Vermin Brown. Instead of drybrushing I dapped very softly onto the stone in an un random pattern.

In pic 40 I did a close up of the main wall relief to show just how much detail can be done to foam by using a stone to inprint it's texture into it and also a nice paint job.

More WIP sonn.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2012, 10:57:24 PM
Hi All

more started on the roots today.

Pic - 41, 42, 43 & 44 - I'll be giving the trunk and roots a grey/khaki look to them so here is the start of the painting. The trunk and roots were given a wash of Vallejo's Medium Grey 70987.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 14, 2012, 05:05:19 AM
Gorgeous Ron. Once again thank you for giving us your tips along the way.

Back on the fp.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 14, 2012, 06:59:03 AM
Beautiful work  !!! 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2012, 03:45:08 AM
Hi All

Tamer & Jedi1977 - Thanks guys and again thanks Shawn and more then happy to give tips of how I do things.

I have almost completed the trunk/roots and I have changed my mind on the colour (yeah I know I'm like an old woman LOL), I have gone for a more brown/earthy colour.

Pic - 45, 46, 47 - the next process was to give the trunk/roots a wash mix of Vallejo's Medium Grey 70987 and Pale Sand 837.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2012, 03:55:33 AM
Pic 48, 49, 50 & 51 - the trunk/roots were then given a wash of GW Chaos Black. The black wash is great espcially if you have a large project like this it helps cover any small areas that you might have missed in the previous washes.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2012, 04:15:10 AM
Pic 52, 53 & 54 - the trunk/roots were then given a wash of Vallejo's Pale Sand 837 and Beige Brown 875, this wash was for the sole perpose of giving the trunk/roots a lighter highlight with some small tinges of brown thru it. The pics aren' the best but you can see the brown tinges ever so slightly.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2012, 04:25:58 AM
Pic - 55, 56, 57 & 58 - The trunk/roots are 95% complete I just have to add a little more highlights and there done. As you can see I have give them a more wood/earthy type feel to them, this was done by giving them a wash of Vallejo's Flat Earth 70.983 and then staright after a wash of Vallejo's USA Tan Earth 70874.

By doing the second wash straight away it blends the two washes together to give a more natural looking look. Once the washes have dried I then gave a very light drybrush of Beige Brown 875 to highlight certain area's of the trunk/roots.

Next up will I will be doing the ground work, plants and mildew/fungi/moss.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on October 15, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
It looks fantastic Ron.
I'm sure this is going to be another masterpiece.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 17, 2012, 04:12:26 AM
Hi All

FialaFernbrugg - Thanks buddy and have done a little more tonight.

Pic 59, 60 & 61 - I have started laying down the soil this was done buy applying woodglue to the base and pouring the soil over the glue. The soil is a mixer of dirt from the backyard and pot plant mix, I like to use the plant mix as it has small shredded pieces of bark, roots etc and is perfect for a jungle floor.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 17, 2012, 04:28:42 AM
Pic 62, 63 & 64 -  I have started applying the mildew/fungi/moss around the stone work and this was done by first grinding up some dark green pastel chalk and then appying dark green paint and mix the two together. Once the paint and chalk is mixed water it down and apply the mildew/fungi/moss to what areas you like.

more WIP pics soon

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 18, 2012, 03:48:58 AM
Hi All

Pic - 65, 66 & 67 - Where the mildew/fungi/moss was done last night it was left to dry over night and then I ground up lichen moss to almost a powder and dabbed woodglue over the area's I did last night and then sprinkled the lichen moss over the glue.

I let the lichen moss dry for about 2 hours then using a wide brush I brushed the excess off until there was just a thin layer left over.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 18, 2012, 03:58:16 AM
Pic - 68, 69 & 70 - I have started applying the jungle plants and the ones in the pics are plastic plants from the local pet shop. I gave them a wahs of Vallejo's German Cam Drak Green 979 to tone down the shine a little but not to much.

More WIP pics of the jungle planting soon

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: XTS_Operative on October 18, 2012, 02:01:50 PM
Looking great! I like the stages of coloring that went into giving the tree its natural appearance. I've noticed in nature that some trees have a more greyish hue. 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 19, 2012, 05:01:10 AM
Brilliant work Ron and thanks for the step by step photos!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 21, 2012, 03:32:35 AM
Hi All

XTS_Operative wrote
Looking great! I like the stages of coloring that went into giving the tree its natural appearance. I've noticed in nature that some trees have a more greyish hue.


Thanks mate and you are correct alot of trees do have that greyish hue to them. I was going to go with the greyish hue for this dio until I saw a pic on the net where the bark was a more light browny earth colour pic attached below.

(http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000fjFygRBiH3M/s/750/750/cambodia-09303.jpg)

Once I saw the pic I knew that the more light browny earth colour would be perfect against the reddish/brown stone work and the also the jungle vegetation.

Luke Sprywalker wrote
Brilliant work Ron and thanks for the step by step photos!


Cheers Spry and my pleasure mate I have alot of fun doing the tutorials.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 21, 2012, 03:45:46 AM
Hi All

Well 90% complete just have to add some minor weathering and make Indy and will have pics soon. Also I will be doing step by step pics on indy as well.

I'm not to sure if I'll show the WIP pics but if you are interested in seeing LMK and I will post them.

Pic - 71 & 72 - All the jungle vegetation is now complete and as with pics 68-70 the plants have been given a very minor wash of Vallejo's German Cam Drak Green 979 to again tone down the glossy plastic look.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 21, 2012, 03:51:32 PM
Ron, this is epic. Back to the front page. Thanks once again for showing us exactly what you are doing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 21, 2012, 07:16:44 PM
This is unbelievable !!! Fantastic work my friend i really enjoyed the step by step . looking forward to  seeing your next project .  all the best...  Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: Apocalyptic Customs on October 22, 2012, 06:49:18 PM
Great work here Ron. A Truly awesome peace of art!!!  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin WIP 1/6 P31 08/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2012, 04:05:17 AM
Hi All

Tamer, Jedi1977 & mrapocalypse2020 - Guys thanks heaps on the replies. Well I have finally completed Indy tonight and will take my usual outdoor pics as soon as I can but until then here are two teaser pics.

I did one with a low light to give it a darker fell to it and another one in sepia mode, if any of you photoshop guru's have any suggestions on how to make the sepia pic look older using Paint shop Pro 6 it would be very much appreciated.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2012, 01:33:07 AM
Hi All

Here are the completed pics of the temple jungle ruin.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2012, 01:39:43 AM
some more pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2012, 01:45:50 AM
and a few more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 26, 2012, 04:50:28 AM
Ron, what can I say. It turned out wonderful. Time to take it to the fp.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: XTS_Operative on October 26, 2012, 05:20:11 AM
Nice photography, setting, and framing.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 26, 2012, 05:31:07 AM
Man there is little more i can say to this beautiful project that you havent heard already , except i am speechless  . I loved the teaser   pictures you did ( the low light ) especially I can only imagin what your gonna do with photoshop Again  awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on October 27, 2012, 04:03:23 PM
Hi All

Tamer, XTS_Operative & mrJedi1977 - Guys glad you liked it and thanks for the comments and as always Shawn appreciate the FP.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: Tamer on October 28, 2012, 04:22:29 AM
Ron, your work will always make the front page, but adding your tutorials with it makes it even more fp worthy. I just appreciate you being willing to show us your trade secrets.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: Art deWhill on October 28, 2012, 04:34:15 AM
again mind-blowing work, just love it :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 28, 2012, 05:45:15 AM
For me this is one of the most epic dios you have created. I really love this piece, classic Indy setting for sure. Brilliant work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 31, 2012, 02:20:44 PM
Ron, this dio looks like a movie prop! Great job!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on November 03, 2012, 04:29:59 AM
Hi All,

Tamer, Art deWhill, Luke Sprywalker & CloneSniper78 - Appreciate the replies guys thank you, Shawn to be honest I'm more then happy to show how I make my dios if it helps just one person with their work.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Jungle Temple Ruin Complete 1/6 P34 26/10/12
Post by: hemble on November 03, 2012, 04:36:49 AM
Hi All,

Well thought I would show another WIP figure this time it's Batman, he's about 90% done just have to weather him a little bit more and make a base for him. So enjoy and as soon as I have completed the base and Bats I'll get the completed pics up.

The pics of window ledge/wall is from my TLC Indy I just wanted to see what he looks like on some sought of ledge looking over the city. I also wanted to give him a more gritty look like he's been out all night fighting the bad guys, so let me know what you think.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: wraithnine on November 03, 2012, 05:18:02 AM
another superb Hemble creation ! Ron there is a reason why Ron Hemble is a legend in the customizing community and you just keep proving it again and again mate ,
love your attention to detail ,its  a priviledge to be able to say "yes i know Ron hemble he is a friend of mine" .

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 03, 2012, 06:49:21 AM
I agree Jay, a legend. Love it Ron. Back on the front page with more comments.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 03, 2012, 02:14:31 PM
Another marvelous piece my friend !!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: dr0d26 on November 03, 2012, 10:13:34 PM
gorgeous looking batman Hemble.. Glad to see your work outside the SS freak forum... :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 04, 2012, 03:36:40 AM
Hi All

wraithnine, Tamer, mr.Jedi1977 & dr0d26 - Thanks sooooo much guys I really appreciate the very very kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman WIP 1/6 P34 03/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 04, 2012, 04:03:08 AM
Hi All,

I have started on the dio for Batman and after a very long disussion with my 8yr old daughter I have decided to make a alley way dio instead of a roof top one. I was all for the rooftop dio but my daughter insisted that Batman wouldn't fight that many bad guys up there so who am I to argue with a child (to be honest I did and I lost  ;D).

Pic - 1

The main structure is made done using marine foam, once I got the size I wanted I started marking out the bricks with a pencil and ruler. The brick size is 12mm high x 30mm long, once the bricks were marked out I then used a flat head tweezers and scribed along the pencil lines.

When scribing the lines I wasn't to concerned with the foam chipping away as it adds that little extra realism especially when painted. Once the bricks were all scribed I then used a broken piece of old brick that I got from a work site near work and very softly pushed that into the bricks.

Next I did the alley way floor and same as the bricks just marked where I wanted the cement slabs to go with a pencil and ruler and then used the flat head tweezers again to scribe over the pencil marks. I also added cracks and chipped areas using the pencil and then using a model knife to make the chips a little more rugged.

The steps leading up to the back door is just some left over foam cut to size and glue inplace. Once the step had dried I used a small broken piece of cement which I also picked up from the same work site as the brick and with that again softly pushed that into the floor and step.

The door is made from some left over foam core which has had a small section cut out which is the small sliding security window, the frame work around the door is thin plasticard cut to size and glued inplace.  Once I cut out the security window section I then used thin plasticard to cover the edges so it won't look like foam but a steel door.

The pallet is just from some left over balsa wood and that is 5" x 5" square and the I used pin heads to simulate nails.  The escape ladder is made entirely from plasticard using this strips and tubes and cutting small pieces off to simulate the bolts that go into the brick work.

Pic - 2

Is to show the scale of the dio when Batman is on it.

Just a side note I have had a few emails from people asking me why I used a piece of sandstone on my Indy dio. As I said to them when you are making a dio no matter what it is try and use as many natural items as you can as it gives your dio a more natural look.

So don't be afraid to use real dirt from the garden or potty mix or in the case of this new dio a broken piece of brick and cement to simulate the above mentioned material and above all guys/gals have fun as thats what it is all abaout.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio WIP 1/6 P35 04/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 04, 2012, 05:23:25 AM
Love the step by step instructions with this. Thanks Ron. Back on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio WIP 1/6 P35 04/11/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 05, 2012, 09:26:57 AM
That is one awesome looking Batman! This dio is destined to be as epic as the others before it, a legend indeed.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio WIP 1/6 P35 04/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 10, 2012, 03:18:54 AM
Hi All,

Tamer & Luke Sprywalker - Thanks heaps guys.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio WIP 1/6 P35 04/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 10, 2012, 05:54:40 AM
Hi All,

Sorry to say I only have three Photoshop pics of the final dio, I dropped my camera today which had all the other WIP on it so I had to use my wifes new camera and have no idea how to use it yet. That is why I did some PS pics plus it's been raining so I can't get my normal outside pics till it clears.

Ok lets start on what I did.

1: The dio was sprayed with Tamiya's Drak brown and I did three coats to make sure the paint absorbed into the foam.

2: Once the paint had dried I then painted the concrete using a mix of Dark Grey and Faltt White paint.

3: I then gave the concrete a wash of Matt black to bring out the impressions I did using the broken piece of cement. Once the wash dried I then drybrushed the cement using a Greeh Khaki and Falt white and then a wash again of Matt black.

4: After the cement was done I started on the bricks I gave them a wash of Burnt Sienna and once dry used Dark brown, Red brown and Snake bite leather to create different colours of bricks.

Once the bricks dried I then gave them all a wash of Matt Black and when that dried I dry brushed the bricks with there different colours I used before the wash.

5: The escape ladder and drain pipe were given the same treatment I used on my Tatooine display pipes but used I wash of Hull Red and Matt Black at the end. After the ladder and pipe were dried I gave them I drybrush of Mithril Silver and Gunmetal.

The door was given two coats of Flat Grey and left t0 dry and then I applied a wash of Light Grey, when the wash dried I used a mix of Mithril Silver, Chainmail and Gunmetal to give I some wear and tear. And once I was happy with the final look of the dio it was given more weathering using pastels.

7: The pallet was given a wash of different browns and tans and then once dry it was given some wear and tera using the back of pair of tweezers.

8: The rubbish bags behind the pallet are made from light grey plastic bags and I gut different size sqaures and then used tissue paper and wrapped them up and used thin metal to tie the end off. I then used black paint to paint the bags. The larger bag I made a slit into it and pulled out soem tisse and used a mix of greens, yellows and browns to give it that rotten garbage look.

The left over pieces of grey plastic bags I just stuck down to the.

9: The money was printed off the internet and cut out and laid out. The newspaper I made using Paint Shop Pro 6, the pieces of rubbish/paper is left over tissue from the rubbish bags. The broken glass is from an old clear hard plastic lid I had in the bits box , I  broke it up using a pair of pliers and scattered it over the ground.

The blood is a mix of Red Gore, Blood Red and Matt black and then painted it over pieces of glas and I made a trail has to show that soemone has been severely injured. Th ebottle is from Side shows Belloq figure. The green rotten water near at the left back corner was done by mixing Dark Green, German Field Grey and Woodglue and then adding it to the base.

To top off the dio I used watered down Matt White and a small amount of Grey to paint the KILL BATMAN sign. Once the weather clears I 'll take my usual outside pics.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 10, 2012, 07:53:50 AM
I looks awesome Ron. Back on the front page.

Bummer about your camera!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2012, 01:50:23 AM
Hi All,

Tamer - Hey Shawn thanks for the reply buddy and yeah your not wrong bummer alright, it didn't fall far only about 60cms but you know it's broken when the lens pops out.

I've been playing with the wifes new camera today and have taken like 200 pics and not one of them is looking any good, I have to play around with the settings damn gadgets. As soon as I get it figured out I'll post the dio and Bats.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 11, 2012, 06:13:00 AM
I have done this before. The sad thing is you can never find one as good. I usually just hit ebay or amazon and try to find the same one I broke if I really liked it. I have definitely found that newer doesn't always mean better.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 11, 2012, 07:02:25 AM
Again awesome  !!!  Yeah i can relate to your story bout the camera sorry to hear but tamer said it the best look on amazon or other sites , which im sure you're way ahead of us . who knows you may just find the same one... Anyway once again Fantastic work  ...... Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 13, 2012, 01:20:24 AM
Hi All,

Tamer & Jedi1977 - I took your advise and had a look on amazon and ebay the prices were god but postage was a killer so I decided to dabble with the wifes camera and got same nice shots. So here are some final pics of Bats and teh alley way.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman Dio Teaser pics 1/6 P35 10/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 13, 2012, 01:26:50 AM
Now with Batman.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 13, 2012, 03:23:40 PM
Brilliant work Ron! The dio and Batman are both amazing!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 13, 2012, 04:17:00 PM
Ron, add me to the list of impressed. Back on the front page with the final reveal.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 13, 2012, 08:05:37 PM
That is an epic piece !!! The attention to  detail is outstanding on everything i have to say that wooden pallet is great   !!!! Btw looks like you got the new camera down  the pictures came out fantastic......  Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2012, 07:16:46 PM
Hi All,

Luke Sprywalker, Tamer & mr.Jedi1977 - Thanks heaps guys and the camera is working out way better then I thought.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 22, 2012, 06:45:08 PM
Hi All,

When I made my 3-3/4" version of The Phantom at the beginning of the year I wanted to make a 12" version of him as well. So once I got all the items together I then had to decide whuch version I wanted to make.  I liked the Billy Zane version with the darker purple suit but also liked the comic version with the blue and black striped trunks.

So I decided to mix the both together incorporating the draker movie style suit with the comic trunks. I also wanted to make a dio for him and thought about a jungle setting but thought that the Skull Chair would be a very iconic look.  Once I got the look I wanted for both the Phantom and chair they were both painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE   
   
The Phantom - The body and hands are from Hottoys Indiana Jones, the head was one that I had lying in the parts box for ages. The boots and pistols are from Dragon, I got picked up to bodysuits from ebay and used the second one to make the neck section and cowl.

The cowl was stretched over the head then I cut out the design and then glued in into place, the mask is made from some left over pleather.  The trunks I got from d-artstudios, The belt and side sections leading sown to the holsters were made using leather and the holsters are from two Hasbro Indy figures, they were both cut down from the top to house the psitols better.

The buckle and rings were made from plasticard and the skulls were cut from a GW War Hammer figure and cut and then sanded down and glued into place.
 
The Base - was made using high density foam, the chair was cut out and then glued to the base and then I carved small sections away to simulate stone. The skulls are resin pieces I picked up from the local gift shop, I glued them inplace and once dry I used a mix of plaster of paris and woodglue to cover both the chair and skulls, the sand is a mix of palster of paris woodglue and fine washed river sand.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Batman & Alley Way 1/6 P35 12/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 22, 2012, 06:46:45 PM
Few more pics.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: ghostskull18 on November 22, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 24, 2012, 03:34:15 PM
Hi All,

ghostskull18 - Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: ShamanLogRay on November 24, 2012, 03:44:52 PM
Brilliant work! I love the Batman Dio! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: BlackThorne on November 24, 2012, 06:43:47 PM
Very good, reminds me of my old comics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: Tamer on November 25, 2012, 06:16:04 AM
Ron, I love to see your updates. So daggone nice to have you back customizing. I hate it when you go on deployment. This is great work too and is also featured on our fp this  morning.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: Tankster on November 26, 2012, 03:57:20 AM
Ron your work is so Inspiring!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 26, 2012, 06:31:13 AM
WOW Ron! The Bat Man and Phantom figures and dios are just amazing! Very inspiring work my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2012, 02:46:38 PM
Hi All,

ShamanLogRay, BlackThorne, Tamer, Tankster &  Luke Sprywalker - Hey guys thanks heaps for the replies I really appreciate them and Shawn as always I appreciate the FP thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: Tamer on December 02, 2012, 09:49:44 AM
You keep on posting and so will I! We all enjoy your work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2012, 03:08:17 PM
You keep on posting and so will I! We all enjoy your work Ron.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Ghost Who Walks 1/6 P36 23/11/12
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2012, 01:21:50 AM
Hi All

Sorry I haven't been around much I have been busy with real work getting this dio complete and also getting Hembles Hobbies back up and running again after being way for half the year. I hope everyone had an awesome christmas and got heaps of great gifts, I also wanted to say I hope all the Yarders have a wonderful New Year.

Now on to the dio. This dio was the inspiration of this artwork (below) from a fantastic artist Alexey Samokhin and you can find is others works here www.mexart.ru (http://www.mexart.ru).

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/ancient_waterfall__by_sidxartxa-d5lo4w9.jpg)

While I was searching for reference material for a dio I want to make I came across the above artwork of a Mayan/Aztec looking structure with a waterfall coming out of it, I totally loved the look of the artwork and contacted Alexey Samokhin and asked would he mind me making his artwork into a diorama.

Alexey was more then happy with me making his artwork into a diorama and with a little customizing interpertation the diorama was made. I decided to make the dio into a glass/shadowbox display as I wanted to make it look like it had depth to it.

I have to thank Alexey for allowing to make his wonderful artwork into a diorama I had a great time making it and if you like to see more of Alexey's amazing work just hit the link above.
 
RECIPE  
    
The Figure  - The figure is made of the lower legs of a Hasbro's Indiana Jones Ugha Warrior, torso from Cemetery Warrior. The arms are from Hasbro's Star Wars Dagobah look and the head is from a Clonetrooper and the hands I got from the bits box.

The spear is made from plasticard, cardboard and model ship rope. The necklace is made using plasticard and model ship rope, the head piece was made using thinly cut pieces of marine foam. and the loin cloth and wrist and arm bands are made using pieces of left over cloth from the bits box.
 
The Base - was made frame was made using a picture frame from a two dollar shop, balsa wood and foamcore. the structure and stone work stream were made using High Density foam, I drew the design onto the foam and then with a led pencil scribed over the areas I had marked out.

The stone head was cut out from High Density foam and then carved into shape and was glued inplace I used a piece of sandstone and pushed that into the foam to give it a natural stone look.

The ground work was built up using plastacine and plaster and once dry I painted the ground and then used dried out potty mix to cover it. The palms trees were and other plants were picked up from the local pet shop, the palms were for a lizard inclosure and had to be repainted and then cut to look like palms. The palm trunks are real pieces of branches I got from the front garden and are perefect as they look like real palm trees.

The waterfall was made using woodland scenics water affects and the steam was done by using woodland scenics realistic water and PVA glue. The white froth affects on the water fall and stream were done by using a little watered down white paint.  The hanging vines are pieces of vine a got from a florist, they come in large buddles and I just cut off pieces I wanted.

Once the base work had been done I got on the net and downloaded and printed off some backdrops and glued them inplace to give the diorama a little more depth.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw1.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw2.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw3.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw4.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw5.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw6.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw7.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw8.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw9.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw10.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw11.jpg)

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Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: M4K3R1 on December 30, 2012, 02:17:42 AM
OH WOW!!!!! This is just a super nice piece. I find it hard to tell the difference from the drawing to your finished version.
The original artist would be extreemelly happy with your take on his work. The shadow box frames it perfectlly.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: Tamer on December 30, 2012, 06:12:42 AM
Gorgeous Ron. Chad and I were just talking about getting you back on our upcoming season of CAFN. I would love to hear you talk about this one. Off to the front page.

I also gave your site a shout out and will be sure to do so for your hobbies site too once I find the link.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: ShamanLogRay on December 30, 2012, 07:03:44 AM
Brilliant Work Ron! A real work of art! I especially love the water, thats come out amazingly well! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 30, 2012, 07:11:19 AM
Beautiful work Ron! The art work you found is indeed very inspirational! You have translated the painting into a beautiful diorama. Great looking figure as well.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: wraithnine on December 30, 2012, 08:30:00 AM
superb work Ron ,can i ask how did you do the water flow ?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2012, 02:25:12 PM
Too cool!  Love it!

 0/
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: Spookymufu on December 30, 2012, 02:56:54 PM
dont ya just love that Woodland Scenics Water Effects?

Makes great ice too
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: BlackThorne on December 30, 2012, 03:34:38 PM
Stunning work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2012, 03:58:56 PM
Hi All,

Guys thanks heaps on the comments and and replies I really appreciate them. I also forgot to add the dimesions which are 12.3"L x 8.9"W x 10.5"H.

M4K3R1 - I sent the artsit some pics earlier during the week and he loved it.

Tamer - Shawn as always buddy appreciate the FP and just let me know when you and Chad want me on again.

wraithnine - Woodland Scenics Water Effects looks like glue when you open the container and what you do is get a brush or wooden iceblock stick and dab it onto a very smooth non stick service and dab it in rows either single or together and once dry you peel it off and you have a running water affect.

To make the water look like white when it's running over rocks etc you hust add white paint to the areas you want. This is the first waterfall dio I have done but I'll be doing more in the future.

Spookymufu - Yeah you do have to love it and I saw a video on youtube of a guy making a winter diorama and the way he did the ice and icicle was awesone.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: Spookymufu on December 30, 2012, 05:00:52 PM
I think you meant to say this to wraithnine...


wraithnine - Woodland Scenics Water Effects looks like glue when you open the container and what you do is get a brush or wooden iceblock stick and dab it onto a very smooth non stick service and dab it in rows either single or together and once dry you peel it off and you have a running water affect.
To make the water look like white when it's running over rocks etc you hust add white paint to the areas you want. This is the first waterfall dio I have done but I'll be doing more in the future.



Spookymufu - Yeah you do have to love it and I saw a video on youtube of a guy making a winter diorama and the way he did the ice and icicle was awesone.

Ron

Yes, thats the same video I saw that made me buy it and use it on my HOTH dio, awesome product
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2012, 05:06:04 PM
Thanks Spooky I just fixed it up ;D and yeah you can't go past woodland scenics products thats for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: Clonehead on December 30, 2012, 09:04:09 PM
Absolutely phenomenal, Ron! Your interpretation of the artists work was perfect and your execution is inspiring and had to be alot of fun. I tried a shadow box dio years ago and really enjoyed it but this work of yours is a masterpiece. Your water turned out great! I have not tried water in a dio since i was a kid.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2012, 03:55:09 PM
Hi All,

Clonehead - Apprecaite the kind words thanks mate and I did enjoy making this alot and I have plans on doing more shadow box dios in the future. Glad you liked the water as well as you know I've done water in a few of my dios but never a waterfall and I was stoked with the way it turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2013, 02:56:48 AM
Hi All,

While I'm waiting for materials to arrive so I can build my 1/6 Boulder Chase diorama I decided that I would give Sideshows Pursuit of the Ark a go using a 3-3/4" Hasbro Deluxe horse figure.  Once the diorama and figures were done they were both painted using Vallejo and GW paints and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.
 
RECIPE
     
1: Figure & Horse - The horse is from Hasbro's Indiana Jones Deluxe and the joints have been repositioned and superglued inplace and once the glue dried the joints were puttied up using Greenstuff.  The saddle and stirrups are also from the deluxe set and have been repainted, the stirrups have had thins strips of leather added to them.

The bridle, reins and leather fasteners are again thins strips of leather cut and glued inplace and the small buckles on the bridle have been cut off the plastic deluxe set sanded down and glued inplace.

The figure is a combo of the legs and arms are from the Indy and Horse deluxe set, the torso is from the KOTCS Indy figure and the head is from the TOD Indy. The whip, belt/holster and bag are also from the Indy and Horse Deluxe set.
 
2: Base - The base I got from the local craft shop and the mound was built up using left over pieces of high density foam cut out to the desired shape and glue on the wooden base.

The sand is a 60/40 mix of sand (60%) and plaster of paris (40%) and five tablespoons of PVA added to the mix, once the whole mixer is ready I started dabbing it over the foam and then with an old brush I dabbed that into the mixer till I got the look I wanted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Ancient Waterfall 3-3/4" P37 30/12/12
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2013, 03:03:38 AM
few more pics
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 09, 2013, 04:10:52 AM
Wow, fantastic Ron. Looks like here is one more thing we can talk about next week. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 09, 2013, 04:59:54 AM
WOW Ron! That is a beautiful, museum quality work of art! Everything looks perfect!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Mr. Black on January 09, 2013, 05:18:17 AM
Fantastic piece, Ron. Especially the horse, you can't tell anymore it's that Hasbro one, which is a great toy, but your work really put it on a higher level!

Wow, fantastic Ron. Looks like here is one more thing we can talk about next week. Off to the front page.

That is so cool! When I was up for my cross examination interview I listened back to the earlier podcasts and thought it was unfortunate that not all of them were very audible. Luckily, the boys fixed that soon enough, but having you on the podcast again, with the new system, will sure turn out to be terrific! Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 09, 2013, 07:31:08 AM
WOW!!! Ron another beautiful work of art ! I really enjoy how you brought  out the life from a regular toy, and made  it so much better !!! All the best  Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Tankster on January 09, 2013, 12:49:10 PM
Ron you are my Hero :D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2013, 06:12:19 PM
Hi All,

Guys as always thanks so much for the kind words and the FP Shawn I always apprciate them and Mr. Black I am looking forward to the CAFN next week.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Spookymufu on January 09, 2013, 06:13:46 PM
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

very cool, nails the scene perfectly too!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2013, 06:22:05 PM
Hi All,

Spooky thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: Art deWhill on January 09, 2013, 11:28:44 PM
most excellent work, Ron, I can instantly hear the soundtrack, one of my favorite scenes of my fave movie of all time!
Stefan
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 10, 2013, 03:01:39 AM
Hi All,

Hey Stefan glad you like it buddy and I know what you mean I kept humming the Raiders tune alot while making this and have started humming it again while Iim makinug my 3-3/4" boulder chase scene.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: XTS_Operative on January 10, 2013, 08:25:48 AM
WOW!!!! What a nice piece! That's more a work of art than anything resembling a diorama. Of course you always are setting really high standards. Love it. 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2013, 05:42:35 AM
Hi All,

XTS_Operative - Hey mate thanks for the kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2013, 01:25:24 AM
Hi All,

Did a little story to this one so there is a little reading before the Recipe and pics.

Story

It's been almost 3 years since they arrived, at first there was excitement even thou there was no contact from them for about 2 months then one day small craft started coming out of the larger ships then all hell broke loose. The smaller craft started firing and people started to scream and run and tried to find cover.

The first attacks lastest for about two days and not even our military forces could with stand the massive fire power that the enemy had. After the attacks everything went deadly quiet and at first we all thought that would be the end of it but we were so wrong, the first attack was nothing compared to what was to came next.

Like the first attack small craft began to spue out of the larger ships that hovered overhead but these ships were a little larger and bulkier then the first and when they landed hundreds and hundreds of reptillian creatures emeregd and started to scatter themselves throughout the city.

As the days and weeks went by we found ourselves becoming fewer and fewer. At first we thought that we were just getting killed after raids and battles but we were so wrong.  The HUNTERS as we call them are hunting for food and we are the cattle, they always hunt in pairs no more no less.

The pair always consist of a tracker who seems to be the less dominate one and it uses some sought of motion tracking device that it has strapped to it's back and a hand held device that picks up movement. We have found that the motion trackers aren't very good when there is concrete around so we try to move around the debri of the buildings.

The leader is the most aggressive of the two and doesn't seem to be afraid of anything, they both carry some sought of energy weapon that their right arm slides into. The weapons look very intimidating but the blast from these weapons only do minor damage so not to damge their food source.

We have found that if we don't stop these HUNTERS of EARTH soon that the human race will be exstinct within a few years.
 
RECIPE
     
Hunters - The Hunters are the Lizard figure from the Amazing Spiderman movie, these ones are the ones that have the clear forearms and lower legs. The right forearm on both figures were cut off and replaced with an arm section from a figure called an APE from the old Starship Trooper miniatures.

They have both had leather straps added from leftover pieces from the bits box, the buckles are 1/6 buttons and 1/35 scale photo etched pieces. The belts are from two Hasbro Chewbacca Bandoliers and the canisters on the leader are from some Hasbro Stormtroopers.

The helmets are from Hasbro's Death Star Troopers and have just been turned upside down, the tracking backpack was from the bits box as was the cord and the tracking device is a tricorder from a 7" Artasylum Enterprise figure. The cloth parts are from the bits box which were just cut out to a desired shape.

The shoulder pads are 1/6 scale knee pads with the padded section cut out. The figures joints were glued inplace after I got the desired pose and then putty was used to cover the joints except of the heads as I wanted them to be able to move around with the helmets on.  Once they putty dried I painted and weathered then using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalk.
 
Base - The base I picked up at the local craft shop and the main section of the base is high density foam, this foam hasn't had the sealer put onto it like the blue foam you get so it was ideal for the making of the road.  I cut out the foam and then pulled it apart from underneath so that it the dirt could be applied.

The dirt I used is some dried dirt I got from the landscapers, the pipes are pieces of plasticardcut and inserted into the foam. Once I got the pipes inplace I started to do more detailing to the road by adding cracks and more damage to the edges.

The footpath is foamcore with the thin cardboard peeled away from one side, one the cardbaord was peeled away I did the detailing and damage by using a pen and model knife. The damaged signs were made from plasticard and the signs were printed off the net and glued to thin card from a chip box packet.

The little shrubs are from Woodland scenics and the muddy/sludge was done painting the base the desired colour and then using a few coats of Woodland Scenics realistic water, I also added realistic water to some light brown paint to give it an even more muddy/sludge look.  The sludge running from the pipes was done using Woodland Scenics water effects with a mix of light brown and white paint added to it.  The base was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Desert Convoy Chase 3-3/4" P38 09/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2013, 01:27:21 AM
A few more without their helmets.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: BlackThorne on January 16, 2013, 05:08:50 AM
Wow! Great Dio, and awesome use for those lizards!

Reminds a lot of Thundarr. 0/
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 16, 2013, 07:20:47 AM
Aw Ron, these guys are awesome! Very creative use of that Lizard body! I love all the small details and the backwards helmet is a stroke of Genius. The base really sells this one, so well done. Great story to get is ready to see these awesome figures.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 17, 2013, 10:07:51 AM
I would love to see the movie made with these. Reminds me of Independence Day meets "V" if anyone remembers that show with a good dash of Predator. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: JediMerc on January 17, 2013, 10:42:22 AM
Reminds a lot of Thundarr. 0/

Exactly what I was thinking.  Great show!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2013, 11:10:03 PM
Hi All,

As always guys thanks for the replies and Shawn and Chad thanks for having me on CAFN again. And Shawn hope you get better soon mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 18, 2013, 03:35:01 AM
Thanks Ron, I knew I wasn't gonna miss this podcast no matter how sick I was. It was nice talking about your new work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2013, 06:19:44 AM
Hi All,

Tamer - Hope your feeling better now Shawn and it was great to talk to you and Chad again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2013, 06:22:40 AM
Hi All,

I've been thinking of doing this vehicle for a long time now and finally decided to do it after watching Raiders on bluray. I decided not to give the vehicle any figures as I wanted to just show of the vehicle itself. 

The vehicle and diorama were painted and weathered using Vallejo,  GW paints and pastel chalks.
 
RECIPE 
     
1: Vehicle is from the Hasbro Indiana Jones line and all in all not a bad representation of the movie vehicle.  I made a few alterations by cutting the lights and mirrors off and removing the plastic/rubber holdings and adding new ones using plasticard and metal photo etched strips.

The seats and roof were covered with two layer of tissue paper by using diluted PVA glue. The MG34 machine was made by using the end of a Star Wars weapon (sorry can't remember which one) and the barrel of a Sandtrooper MG - 15 Blaster,  the ammunition canister I used from a 1/18 German MG42. 

The MG mount was made using plasticard and 1/35 scale parts I got from the bits box and I cut the right hand side windscreen simulating were the German soldier went thru it by using a model knife.
 
2: Base - The base was cut from some left over High Density foam I had lying around. The base was done by mixing 60% sand-40% plaster of paris and five tablespoons of PVA.

Once mixed I scribbed the foam with a model knife so the mixer would adhere better and then started applying the mixer to the base.

Once the mixer was added I started to use a damp medium size brush and spread out the mixer until I got the look I wanted, I used a flat head srewdriver and slightly pushed it into the mixer to simulate tyre tracks.

The mixer was left to dry and once dry it was painted,  I added a few small tufts of grass which I got from Army Painter and the tall dry bundles of grass are bristles from and old paint brush which have been cut to size and then the bottoms glued and then inserted into the base and then painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Hunters of Earth 3-3/4" P38 &39 16/01/12
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2013, 06:28:03 AM
Hi All,

Tamer - Great to hear mate and it's amazing how it can take it out of you, and thanks as always for the FP and here are a few more pics on different angles.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2013, 06:31:49 AM
Need to remove that comment so you can keep it together. Very nice Ron. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: Clonehead on January 27, 2013, 06:41:58 AM
Now I do love me some soft skinned armor vehicles and this one certainly fits the bill, Ron. I do love that tissue trick for the seats and rolled up top. That is an old school modeler trick there.
Your assembly of the MG34 and the scratchbuilding of the mount is inspiring and the dio base went together in perfect fashion.
  Very well done and a perfect addition to your indiana jones works thus far.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 27, 2013, 09:02:05 AM
Another grand slam buddy !!! Very clever on the seats would have never of thought of that. I  love you're work on the Indiana jones line and how realistic you make your pieces !!! I Wish more Artists  would cover this line  Again awesome work .....Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: BlackThorne on January 27, 2013, 04:33:55 PM
Awesome weathering!

The reworked troop car is thousand times better than the original!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 28, 2013, 06:06:04 AM
Oh man, that looks perfect Ron! Such a great job on this one!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: Art deWhill on January 28, 2013, 11:51:50 PM
right out of one my fave scenes! top notch work as always :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2013, 11:07:02 PM
Hi All,

Again thanks for the comments guys I always appreciate them and I have a few more Indy customs/dios in the works.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: hemble on February 09, 2013, 09:50:37 PM
Hi All,

When I made my 1/6 Shrine of the Sea Devil with Indy in Deep sea diver outfit I always wanted to make this diorama from the comic book cover of the same title.
 
RECIPE
      
1: Figure & Octopus Tentacle - Indy legs, torso, head and upper arms are from the TOD figure and the forearms are from KOTCS figure. The figure was repositioned and then the joints superglued and once dry the joints were puttied up.

The bag has had the plastic straps removed and replaced with thin leather strips and the knife was the ROTLA Monkey Man figure which as had the tip reshaped.  The Octopus's Tentacles were made by cutting up a wire coat hanger and shaping them and then air dry clay was used to mold around the wire until I was happy with the thickness.

The suction cups were also made from air drying clay and small ball were made then pressed onto the tentacles and then I used a tooth pick and scribed around each suction cup to get the desired affect.
 
2: Base - The base was cut from some left over High Density foam I had lying around and once cut the tentacles were attached by using superglue.  The wrecked part of the ship were made using different thickness's of balsa wood and once built it was painted and then Indy was attached and then I used model ship string for the ropes.

Once the wrecked ship parts were ready I dug out some of the foam and inserted the pieces, this was also done to give the impression of the parts being deeper in the ocean.  Once I had everyting inplace and attached I used a mixer of 60% plaster of paris and 40% PVA glue and mixed both together until I got a pancake type mixer.

Once the mixture was ready I scribed lines into the foam so that the plaster would adhere better and started spreading the mixture over the base,  I gave some areas thicker amounts then others so when I make the waves it would look more natural.  The waves were made by lighlty wetting a teaspoon and lightly pressing and then flicking the plaster so the the plaster would raise.

Once the waves were doen I let the plaster start to dry and once it started hardening I then got an old paint brush and started dabbing it around the wrecked parts of the ship and the tenacles to simulate foaming from all the movement.  Once the plaster had dried I gave the base two coats of dark green paint and let it dry and then a wash of watered down dark green and flat white.

The waves and foam were done by lighlty drybrushing the tops of the waves and foam with white and continuing until I got the desired affect.  Then I used Woodland scenics realistic water and covered the entire diorama with three coats, I then used Woodland scenics water effects and made some strips to simulate water running off the tentacle and the wrecked ship.

Ron

INSPIRATION
(http://clzimages.com/comic/large/1c/1c_155211_0_IndianaJonesandtheShrineoftheS.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Raiders German Troop Car 3-3/4" P39 27/01/12
Post by: hemble on February 09, 2013, 09:52:21 PM
few more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: Tamer on February 10, 2013, 05:41:29 AM
Wow Ron, that just looks spot on from that comic book cover. awesome work. Back on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: Apocalyptic Customs on February 10, 2013, 06:18:45 AM
Incredible work here Ron! I am loving the water effects a step by step guide would be great to see from you!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: Tamer on February 10, 2013, 06:48:41 AM
Incredible work here Ron! I am loving the water effects a step by step guide would be great to see from you!

We got him to talk about some of this during our last podcast with Ron. Did you see his Mayan Waterfall yet? Just awesome water stuff from Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: Clonehead on February 10, 2013, 06:53:58 AM
holy crap, Ron, thanks for explaining how you did all of that. Nice water effects, buddy. This piece is another of yours that is just inspiring!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: ghostskull18 on February 10, 2013, 01:04:01 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 11, 2013, 06:48:53 AM
WOW Ron! This one is truly breathtaking! Excellent work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on February 11, 2013, 07:15:03 AM
Ron there are no words to say that will do this gorgeous piece justice !! IMO this has to be some of your  finest work !!! Outstanding !   all the best..........  ART
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 11, 2013, 08:34:08 AM
Ron!!, you are the master plain and simple.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: darthdaddy on February 11, 2013, 09:22:01 AM
Man Ron, you are really knocking these latest customs out of the park.  Seeing all your recent posts makes me wish I still had my Indiana Jones action figures.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: hemble on February 12, 2013, 02:33:09 AM
Hi All,

Guys thanks so much for the feedback it's great to read your thoughts.

mrapocalypse2020 - read this mate and if you still aren't to sure drop me an email at hemble@optusnet.com.au and I'll be more then happy to answer your questions.

Once the mixture was ready I scribed lines into the foam so that the plaster would adhere better and started spreading the mixture over the base,  I gave some areas thicker amounts then others so when I make the waves it would look more natural.  The waves were made by lighlty wetting a teaspoon and lightly pressing and then flicking the plaster so the the plaster would raise.

Once the waves were doen I let the plaster start to dry and once it started hardening I then got an old paint brush and started dabbing it around the wrecked parts of the ship and the tenacles to simulate foaming from all the movement.  Once the plaster had dried I gave the base two coats of dark green paint and let it dry and then a wash of watered down dark green and flat white.

The waves and foam were done by lighlty drybrushing the tops of the waves and foam with white and continuing until I got the desired affect.  Then I used Woodland scenics realistic water and covered the entire diorama with three coats, I then used Woodland scenics water effects and made some strips to simulate water running off the tentacle and the wrecked ship.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2013, 05:01:48 PM
Hi all,

Sorry I haven't been around with work and seeing doctors for more surgey on my ankle the last few weeks have been very hectic. But on a happier note my 8 yr old daughter Rhylie wanted to make a small diorama so she can display her schliech animals so I told her to use what she wanted from from materials and she went to town.

She was very determined to make the dio all on her own, the only help I gave her was with mixing the paint with the woodland scenics realistic water. She aksed me would I post it here to show everyone and how could I say no.

She calls this diorama The Water Hole.

Recipe

The base - is a piece of high density foam which she cut to shape. She then used plaster cloth to make the small rocks and then stuck them to the base while they were still wet.

She then painted the base brown and once dry she used woodglue/PVA and covered the base then covered that with a mix of soil and potty mix and let that dry.  When it was dry she got small bushes and plants from woodland scenics and placed them around the base and then using the mix of paint and woodland scenics she poured that onto the base to give the water hole affect.

The stones were painted using craft paints and Vallejo paints. To say the least I was stunned at how well the dio turned out and yes I am very pround of her ;D

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ and the Shrine of the Sea Devil 3-3/4" P40 10/02/13
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2013, 05:03:24 PM
Two More.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: ShamanLogRay on April 13, 2013, 06:08:25 PM
That's a beautiful dio Rhylie! You are very clever & your Rhino looks very happy at the Water Hole! :)
Ron your talent must be partly genetic, because your daughter certainly has it! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2013, 05:35:27 AM
Way to go Rhylie! Your post is now on our front page.

I am gonna use this to hopefully spur my own daughter (she is 6 getting ready to turn 7) as she has some animals like that too.

Ron, what can I say. You are a treasure to our hobby and thank you for reminding us all that while we enjoy our customizing its all about passing it on to the next generation too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 15, 2013, 05:33:40 AM
Well this young lady certainly has her dad's talent! That is a great looking diorama and very realistic! Most excellent work on all accounts. Ron, I know you are very proud of her.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2013, 04:42:16 PM
Hey All,

ShamanLogRay, Tamer &  Luke Sprywalker - Guys she really appreciated the kind words thank you and I wish I had the camera on when she saw her dio on the FP it was priceless thanks for that Shawn.

As for me I'm holding off on doing any dios/custom until after Friday April 26th as I go in for surgery again (4th time) on my ankle so I'll have 4-6 weeks off so I'll be popping a few out ofver that period.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: Tamer on April 20, 2013, 05:26:46 PM
I wish I had the camera on when she saw her dio on the FP it was priceless thanks for that Shawn.

Ron, its things like this and seeing you and your daughter create cool stuff that is priceless to me. Tell her I can't wait to see what she creates next time. Maybe she and dad can work on another while you are recuperating from thank ankle surgery. Hope that goes well!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: r1bb1t on April 26, 2013, 09:00:17 AM
Ron, phenomenal work on the Indy diorama. You are truly a man of many, many talents, and it shows in every piece you touch.
I see Rhylie  is following in her father's footsteps with her brilliant diorama. Excellent work, Rhylie!!!
I hope your ankle is better soon, mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2013, 02:45:00 PM
Hi All,

Tamer & r1bb1t - Thanks guys I appreciate the comments and so does Rhylie. I had ankle surgery last Friday and it went well, it has taken over a week for me to start getting around again which is great I got bored just lying on the couch. I'm in the middle of doing some SW and non SW dios so hopefully I can them done and posted within a week or two.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: Tamer on May 05, 2013, 05:12:45 AM
Sounds good Ron. Glad to hear everything went well with your surgery. Looking forward to seeing your new work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2013, 12:35:33 AM
Hi All,

Tamer - Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2013, 12:38:35 AM
Hi All,

I wanted to make a small Indy dio with Indy coming down a rope getting ready to explore an old forgotten temple hidden away for centuries. Once the dio was set up to the desired look it was painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE
       
1: Figure - The legs are from the Indy and Horse deluxe set, the torso is from KOTCS Indy the jacket and arms are from the Pitfall Indy and the head is from the TOD Indy.
 
2: Base - The base I picked up from local hardware store in the craft section, the column is from the 7" Disney Indy figure. The back wall and floor are pieces of foamcore cut to size and then very carefully peeling off one side to reveal the foam underneath.

Once the foam was revealed I started drawing the stones into the foam using a STABILO felt 0.4 pen and then once happy with the look I used a ballpoint pen and started going over the felt pen lines and pushing the ballpoint pen into the foam.  The stone effect was done by pressing a sandstone rock into the foam and the rope is some left over string I had in the parts box.

The snakes and skulls are from The Indy Pitfall deluxe set and the torch is from Sallah. The ground work was bult up using modelling clay,  the dirt is a mixture of potty mix and model railway tree bushes which were broken down and added to the dirt.

The smaller pieces of grass stubble are from The Army Painter, the vines are also from The Army Painter. The larger plants are plastic fishtank plants and were given a wash to tone down the plastic look.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - The Water Hole by Rhylie P40 14/04/13
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2013, 12:40:25 AM
A few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: ShamanLogRay on May 08, 2013, 01:58:36 AM
Amazing! Brilliant! More incredible work from the master of small dios! They always look so tasteful more like statues than toys! :)
Sorry but , There is one small thing bugging me though, that black blob on the top of the column,are you planning to add a statue there or something? If not, it would look a lot better if painted the colour of the stone.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: XTS_Operative on May 09, 2013, 12:06:15 PM
Nice! One day I wouldn't mind seeing how you have all of your dioramas displayed. I think these pieces are just the right size, and of exceptional quality to look good in any setting. My wife lets me build as many dios as I want, as long as they all fit in my little collection room. LOL. 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: CloneSniper78 on May 09, 2013, 07:02:30 PM
Amazing! Brilliant! More incredible work from the master of small dios! They always look so tasteful more like statues than toys! :)
Sorry but , There is one small thing bugging me though, that black blob on the top of the column,are you planning to add a statue there or something? If not, it would look a lot better if painted the colour of the stone.
I think it's hollow....

Awesome dio Ron, your work makes me want to get better!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2013, 08:28:02 PM
Hi All,

ShamanLogRay, XTS_Operative & CloneSniper78 - Guys thanks heaps and as always appreciate the feedback. ShamanLogRay, CloneSniper78, is correct the column is hollow. I was going to fill it in but decided against it and PS the black area instead but I think I will go back and fill it in.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: Tamer on May 10, 2013, 02:40:40 AM
I got this on the front page, but not sure where my comments went. It looks outstanding Ron. I always appreciate you detailing how you did what you did too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: ShamanLogRay on May 10, 2013, 04:31:23 AM
 Ah, that would explain it Ron! I thought it was a bit unusual for you as usually everything is finished to perfection and that bit just looked unpainted on my phone and that may just be the lighting, im sure it probably doesnt look like that from close up, it's only the above angles it shows in though! But still outstandingly brilliant craftsmanship as always! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: Bubba Fett on May 10, 2013, 11:18:03 AM
Simply mind-blowing! Sideshow-caliber work as always! You are a master of the dios! We should have a custom contest prize to hang with you in your workshop for a weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2013, 10:34:41 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, ShamanLogRay & Bubba Fett - Thanks again guys and as always Shawn I appreciate the FP.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2013, 05:40:14 AM
I never get tired of seeing your work Ron. Daggone but you can make some realistic looking environments. I am still having a hard time getting over that Mayan Pyramid Waterfall.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 17, 2013, 08:46:01 AM
Sorry I missed replying here Ron. Beautiful work once again! You must have a boat load of these Disnet temple columns! I have seen you use those so many times! I have been thinking about opening my set and casting that part.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 18, 2013, 04:40:56 PM
Hi All.

Tamer - Thanks heaps Shawn I always appreciate your comments.

Luke Sprywalker - Cheers Spry and no worries at all mate. I am down to my last two columns so if you are going to cast some let me know.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2013, 11:43:06 PM
Hi All,

I always wanted to make a Raiders Well of the Souls diorama but in 3-3/4" scale finding snakes that look good and finding a lot of them was my biggest problem so I decided to scale the dio down to a partial Well of Souls as you can see in the pics.

I have to thank inky_skin from the Raiders forum for sending me what snakes he had if he didn't I wouldn't have been able to build this partial dio THANKS BUDDY. Once the figures and dio where done they were painted and weatherd using Vallejo, GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE 
     
1: Figures - Indy and Sallah are both from Hasbro and Sallah is straight from the package, I filled the joints up using plastacine and then covered his main body with soaked tissue paper to hide the joints and to see how tissue paper would look as cloth at this scale and I was more then happy with the results.

Indy like Sallah is from Hasbro, I used KOTCS legs and torso the head is from TOD and the gloves are from the A-Teams Face figure. Once the parts were put together and placed in the pose I wanted I used superglue on the joints and then used modellers clay to cover the joints.

The Ark is again from Hasbro and I added the small rings by using thin plasticard and the poles are skewer sticks and the cloth pattern was done by adding soaked tissue to the poles and once dry painting the desion over the tissue paper.
 
2: Base - is a piece of blue marine foam I had lying around from some older projects. The lower half of Anubis was made by using a pair of Dragon legs and sealing the joints up with superglue and then filling the joints in with plastercine, The legs were then covered over using plaster bandages to give it a more stoney look once it was painted.

The skirt was made using blue marine foam and using a knife and sandpaper carved and sanded out the shape,  I then hollowed out the bottom so it would fit over the legs and once I was happy with the fit over the legs I used a thin felt tip STABILO 0.4 pen I drew the design over the foam.

When I was happy with the design I then used a ball point pen and scribed over the felt pen so it would leave an impression in the foam. The sand was done by mixing plaster of paris with fine washed river sand and PVA/woodglue, I also added a beige brown to the mix so once it dried it would look like sand.

The snakes are from Hasbro and again thanks to inky_skin for sending me the snakes he had. The torches were made from small thin sticks and then thin model boat string was used to tie them up.

The flames were made by using Woodland scenics Ripplin Water kit and mixing it with orange, red and yellow and then dapping over the torches to simulate fire.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ the Forgotten Temple 3-3/4" P41 08/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2013, 11:45:09 PM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: Tamer on May 24, 2013, 03:10:30 AM
Ron, I tried to do it justice on the front page. Just wow!

I always get excited when I see a new update from you as its always just over the top like this. Thanks for always sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 24, 2013, 05:50:22 AM
Ron, I am blown away! I have wanted to capture this scene for so long. The huge Anubis has been what kept me from trying. I love your solution and the way you handled it. Also the display doesn't have to be so big. I always seem to think in terms of capturing the whole scene, I need to think like you and dissect a portion of the scene that still tells the story. Brilliant piece of art my friend. Everything has been superbly recreated just like the scene in ROTLA! Fedoras off to you mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 24, 2013, 07:05:53 AM
Ron this is fantastic!!! You keep raising the bar. I'm at work and just had to comment
This was a great distraction from work lol I must have stared at this for a good 5 min
Keep me coming all the best art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2013, 10:11:28 PM
Hi All,

Ron, I tried to do it justice on the front page. Just wow!

I always get excited when I see a new update from you as its always just over the top like this. Thanks for always sharing your work with us.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'm always very appreciative of the FP support thank you.

Ron, I am blown away! I have wanted to capture this scene for so long. The huge Anubis has been what kept me from trying. I love your solution and the way you handled it. Also the display doesn't have to be so big. I always seem to think in terms of capturing the whole scene, I need to think like you and dissect a portion of the scene that still tells the story. Brilliant piece of art my friend. Everything has been superbly recreated just like the scene in ROTLA! Fedoras off to you mate!

Hey Spry, thanks buddy and like you the Anubis Statues were what stopped me and after a long time thinking about I said to myself if I can dissect a dio going length ways why not height ways and iy payed off.

As for story telling you you are right the dio doesn't have to big at all and this is another reason I like these small dios place the extra room you get to make more.

Ron this is fantastic!!! You keep raising the bar. I'm at work and just had to comment
This was a great distraction from work lol I must have stared at this for a good 5 min
Keep me coming all the best art

Cheers Jedi, and I'm glad I could stop you from thinking of work even if it is only 5 min.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: Mr. Black on May 30, 2013, 04:29:59 AM
Again, I'm blown away by your skills and resourcefulness, Ron. Amazing work again and it's very inspiring to see so much devotion.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: hemble on June 01, 2013, 04:29:03 AM
Again, I'm blown away by your skills and resourcefulness, Ron. Amazing work again and it's very inspiring to see so much devotion.

Mate thanks so much for the kind words I really do appreciate it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - Retrieval of the Ark 3-3/4" P42 24/05/13
Post by: hemble on June 01, 2013, 04:34:54 AM
Hey Guys,

I just wanted to show you some WIP of a ToD mine cart scene I am doing, as you can see it is at the scene where Indy, Willie and shorty almost crash into the barricade.

I still have to do a little work on the tracks, walls  and do some more weathering then I'll be starting on the figures and the cart. I hoping to have the completed dio done within the next 1&1/2 and once complete I will post pics with the usual recipe description.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: Spookymufu on June 01, 2013, 09:57:42 AM
we need "like" buttons!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 01, 2013, 04:17:57 PM
we need "like" buttons!

Hey Spooky, sorry mate this comment went straight over my head ???

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: Clonehead on June 01, 2013, 04:26:19 PM
its a reference to a facebook thing, Ron. This is going to be another amazing dio from the looks of things.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 01, 2013, 04:35:44 PM
its a reference to a facebook thing, Ron. This is going to be another amazing dio from the looks of things.

Thanks mate and no wonder I didn't get the comment from Spooky I have a facebook account but never ever use it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 01, 2013, 05:38:53 PM
Ron this is a great scene to capture! So are you the one our friend Phillip was doing a run of carts for?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2013, 12:00:44 AM
Ron this is a great scene to capture! So are you the one our friend Phillip was doing a run of carts for?

Thanks Spry and yeah Phillip did four of them for me and they look amazing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: Tamer on June 02, 2013, 03:43:32 AM
Man, I am telling you you can create anything you set your mind too. Outstanding and more comments can be found on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2013, 04:19:27 PM
Man, I am telling you you can create anything you set your mind too. Outstanding and more comments can be found on the front page.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: ShamanLogRay on June 03, 2013, 05:28:57 AM
Well Ron you've done it again! Love the "why did have to be snakes??" Dio & this looks like a great start to yet another work of art! I'm sure this new dio will be a real roller coaster ride! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 04, 2013, 12:06:26 AM
Well Ron you've done it again! Love the "why did have to be snakes??" Dio & this looks like a great start to yet another work of art! I'm sure this new dio will be a real roller coaster ride! :)

Appreciate the comments mate thank you,  I will have the mine cart dio completed tonight and will post tomorrow so stay tuned.
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 06, 2013, 01:01:46 AM
Hi All,

Finally got pics today as the sun decided to come out and thanks again to inky_skin from the Raiders forum the carts that he makes are amazing, great detail and very crisp molds. Once the dio and figures were done I painted and weathered everything using Vallejo and Game Workshop paints and pastel chalks.
 
RECIPE       
1: Figures & Mine Cart - Indy, Willie and Shorty are all from Hasbro's Temple of Doom series and have been repostioned and the joints superglued and then putty was used to fill in the joints. The Mine Cart as mentioned before was made by inky_skin and is cast in resin again he did an awesome job creating the cart.
 
2: Base - The bottom of the base is marine foam and the left and back sides are pieces of foamcore, once I got the base together I then used ripped up newspaper and crumpled it in my hand and then used PVA glue to attach the newspaper to the foamcore.  I then used plaster bandage and covered the newspaper and sat that aside to dry.

Once the plaster bandage had dried I glued down the wooden track slabs which are pieces of balsa wood cut to size and the I made the barricade which is made from plasticard, balsa wood and small branches cut to size then cut in half.  The support beam is a piece of branch cut to size and secured onto the base and once the barricade was complete I glued that to the base as well.

Once the barricade, support beam and wooden track slabs had dried I then mixed plaster of paris and a small amount of fine sand together and then applied that to the walls and floor. When this had dried I placed down the rail tracks which are pieces of I beam plasticard, the track fasteners/bolts are small 1/35 scale pieces I had in the parts box.

The debri at the end of the tunnel are pieces of I beam, plasticard, branches and wire. The cables under the tracks and on the wall are some old head phone cables I had and have been cut to size, the cable cable holder on the walls are pieces of thin wire cut and shaped and then drilled into place.  The lantern on top of the barricade is from a cheap $1 flickering light and the bulb was removed and then thin strips of plasticard were used to make the frame.

The smoke coming from Indy's shoe was done by pulling part a cotton bud and taking what I needed and glue inplace between Indy'd shoe and the wheel.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio WIP 3-3/4" P43 01/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 06, 2013, 01:03:41 AM
A few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: Tamer on June 06, 2013, 03:35:03 AM
Wow, so nice. Even that cotton bud on the shoe part. So much great stuff to talk about here. First things first, on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: JediMerc on June 06, 2013, 04:46:44 AM
What's new?  Just another amazing creation! 

I love reading about all the parts choices that went into details like the scrap pile at the end of the tracks.  That is just masterful use of available supplies and creative use of ordinary items.  That has got to be the coolest part of seeing your breakdowns of what goes into your dios. 

You're right: This film sometimes gets a bad rep, but its one of my favorites (first movie I remember seeing in a theater when I was a kid) and is now one of son's favorites as well.  You've done it great justice with this dio scene!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: ShamanLogRay on June 06, 2013, 04:55:58 AM
Ron  you did it again! Excellent!  Personally I think you should try doing actual statues! These all have the quality to them, as I've said before not toys....art! :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 06, 2013, 06:02:45 AM
Amazing work once again Ron! I really love this display, it belongs in a museum!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 07, 2013, 04:23:29 PM
Wow, so nice. Even that cotton bud on the shoe part. So much great stuff to talk about here. First things first, on the front page.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

What's new?  Just another amazing creation! 

I love reading about all the parts choices that went into details like the scrap pile at the end of the tracks.  That is just masterful use of available supplies and creative use of ordinary items.  That has got to be the coolest part of seeing your breakdowns of what goes into your dios. 

You're right: This film sometimes gets a bad rep, but its one of my favorites (first movie I remember seeing in a theater when I was a kid) and is now one of son's favorites as well.  You've done it great justice with this dio scene!

Appreciate the comments thanks mate and not much new going on getting thru a heap of dios and commissions
Ron  you did it again! Excellent!  Personally I think you should try doing actual statues! These all have the quality to them, as I've said before not toys....art! :)

The statue idea is great I'll have to have a look at it and see what or how I could set them up and appreciate the feedback thanks mate.

Amazing work once again Ron! I really love this display, it belongs in a museum!

Always a pleasure buddy thank you and can't wait to see what indy stuff you are coming up with and Les (Throw me the idol) keeps saying the same thing :)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: Clonehead on June 08, 2013, 04:53:20 AM
Ron, you are a true artist and once again your passion for the indi series shines with this creation. The build up of the dio is amazing and very true to life.
Boy, you are right about that mine cart. That is a nice looking piece.

Well done, sir!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 09, 2013, 04:49:37 PM
Ron, you are a true artist and once again your passion for the indi series shines with this creation. The build up of the dio is amazing and very true to life.
Boy, you are right about that mine cart. That is a nice looking piece.

Well done, sir!

Really glad you liked the dio mate and thanks heaps for the kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: Mr. Black on June 12, 2013, 12:38:47 PM
Ron, another fantastic scene capture. I have really fond memories of seeing TOD for the first time in the theater. I went to see it with my little brother and he got so scared by the bug tunnel, an employee of the theater took him upstairs to watch Tom & Jerry cartoons  :)

The mine cart scene is a favourite of mine and I clearly remember seeing the Making Of in which they explained how they made it. Respect, is all I can say!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: hemble on June 19, 2013, 11:38:52 PM
Ron, another fantastic scene capture. I have really fond memories of seeing TOD for the first time in the theater. I went to see it with my little brother and he got so scared by the bug tunnel, an employee of the theater took him upstairs to watch Tom & Jerry cartoons  :)

The mine cart scene is a favourite of mine and I clearly remember seeing the Making Of in which they explained how they made it. Respect, is all I can say!

Thanks heaps for the comments mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: hemble on July 14, 2013, 02:35:03 AM
Hey Guys,

Here are some more pics of my entry into the ULTIMATE ACTION FIGURE BUILD OFF with Recipe.

RECIPE   
       
1: Figures & Accessories - The Desert disguise Indy has the upper torso of a KOTCS Indy and the legs of a GI-Joe Cobra Commander, the shoes are from the same KOTCS figure.  The turbin head was cut out and replaced with a TOD Indy Head and the turbin was covered in tissue paper to give a cloth look, the robes and bag are from the Indy deluxe Ark set.

Leather Jacket Indy has the upper torso of the Indy from the deluxe horse set and the legs from a GI-Joe Cobra Commander the shoes and head are from a TOD Indy. The hands are a spare set GI-Joe hands I had in the parts box and the holster and bag are from KOTCS Indy.

The whip, Gold idol, monkey, revolver, sand bag, torch, glasses and fedora are all from different figures from the Indiana Jones line. The gloved hand are from a GI-Joe figure and the other spare set of hands are from the Mola Ram figure,  the other Indy head is from the TOD figure with the fedora cut off and replaced with the cut off section of a KOTCS Indy.

The shovel is from the Sallah figure and has had the soft plastic handle reomved and replaced with harder plastic strip. The staff of RA was made using hard plasti card strip and the medallion was taken from the net and downsized and then printed out and glued to plasti card.

The robe is from some model boat string and cut to size and then wound the string around my fingers and tied it off, the maps were again taken of the net and down sized and printed off. Once I got the figures and accessories together they were painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and pastels.
 
2: Base and box/crate - The box/crate was made by using an old 1/72 model box and and then cutting out foam and placing inside the box. The wood panels were done by using balsa wood and cutting to size and gluing inplace.  The stencilling was done by typing and printing the wording and once printed carfully cutting out the words,  I then placed the stencil were I wanted and dapped blake paint over the stencil to get the look that is on the box/crate.

The Map room base is foamcore glued together and then peeling off the cardboard to reveal the foam underneath. I then started to scribe the foam to the desired pictures and hieroglypths that I wanted by using a fine tip felt pen and a led pencil. The buildings were made by using marine foam and scribing the stone affect again using a fine tip felt pen and a led pencil, the sand was done by using fine river sand and glued into place.

The Gold idol section was done using a fine tip felt pen and a led pencil and the wall ornaments were done by using pieces of marine foam. The pedastal wasmade by using marine foam and carving and sanding to get the roundness I wanted I then sribed the design into the foam again using a fine tip felt pen and a led pencil,  I used Lichen Moss to cover the pedastal and walls and filling in some of the lines that surround the pressure stones and once I got the desied look for the bases they were painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and pastels.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - IJ - ToD mine cart dio complete 3-3/4" P43 07/06/13
Post by: hemble on July 14, 2013, 02:55:13 AM
Few more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - TUAFBO Entry 3-3/4" P44 14/07/13
Post by: Tamer on July 14, 2013, 06:07:58 AM
Wow Ron. This is definitely over the top. What a great idea. Two for one!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - TUAFBO Entry 3-3/4" P44 14/07/13
Post by: BlackThorne on July 14, 2013, 09:42:05 AM
Wow Ron. This is definitely over the top. What a great idea. Two for one!

Totally agree. I love all of yours Indy Dios, prefect!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - TUAFBO Entry 3-3/4" P44 14/07/13
Post by: hemble on July 20, 2013, 06:16:12 PM
Wow Ron. This is definitely over the top. What a great idea. Two for one!

Thanks Shawn glad you liked it mate.

Wow Ron. This is definitely over the top. What a great idea. Two for one!

Totally agree. I love all of yours Indy Dios, prefect!

Cheers Buddy and more Indy dios coming soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - TUAFBO Entry 3-3/4" P44 14/07/13
Post by: hemble on August 11, 2013, 12:40:50 AM
Hi All,

Here are some WIP pics of the Centurions Power X-Treme figures that I have nearly completed. I just have to add a few touch ups and weathering and will have the normal pics and recipes up this week.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: The Spectre on August 11, 2013, 07:59:36 AM
Great minds think alike! I always knew that those Accelerator Suit bodies would make AWESOME Centurions!

Here's my take on them :
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Custom%20Star%20Wars%20Action%20Figures/017.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: hemble on August 13, 2013, 11:38:09 PM
Great minds think alike! I always knew that those Accelerator Suit bodies would make AWESOME Centurions!

Here's my take on them :
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Custom%20Star%20Wars%20Action%20Figures/017.jpg)

Mate they look great and the helmets are perfect.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: Tamer on August 14, 2013, 03:37:58 AM
Awesome Ron. You sure do make me miss the ones I had as a kid. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: Tankster on August 14, 2013, 07:17:53 AM
GAHHH!!!!!! My inner Kid is screaming Heck Yeah I want them!!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: hemble on August 15, 2013, 05:02:07 AM
Hi All,

Awesome Ron. You sure do make me miss the ones I had as a kid. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn  and I never found the original figures over here because if they did I would have got them all.

GAHHH!!!!!! My inner Kid is screaming Heck Yeah I want them!!!!!

thanks mate and Go on you know you want to make some of your own ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions WIP 3-3/4" P44 11/08/13
Post by: hemble on August 15, 2013, 05:35:12 AM
Hi All,

Here are the completed pics of the Centurions. Sorry for the way the pics are my web site is having some major issues transferring pics and it could takes days for the web provider to fix the problem.


I use to love this show when I was a kid and after seeing an episode on youtube a while back I decided to give them a go and was more then happy the way they turned out.

RECIPE

Max, Ace & Jake - their bodies are Accelerator Suits from GI Joe Rise of Cobra, their heads are from SW and Indiana Jones figures. They have had holes drilled into their legs, arms, stomach, chest and back so that the equipment can be attached.

Equipment - Tidal Blast, Sling Shot & Sky Knight are a mix of SW toys, 1/35 tanks parts, 1/72 tanks parts and 1/72 airplane and Apache helicopter parts. Once all the equipment was put together both the equipment and figures where painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: Tamer on August 15, 2013, 12:34:48 PM
Wow, these turned out great Ron. Bet they look good sporting on our front page tomorrow too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: Rogue Jedi on August 16, 2013, 04:34:40 AM
Those are fantastic!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 16, 2013, 04:09:28 PM
WOW! This is an amazing remake Ron! You have really captured every detail and perfected it. Brilliant work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on August 17, 2013, 04:55:06 PM
Wow, these turned out great Ron. Bet they look good sporting on our front page tomorrow too.

Cheers Shawn and as always appreciate the FP.

Those are fantastic!

Thanks mate.

WOW! This is an amazing remake Ron! You have really captured every detail and perfected it. Brilliant work!

Thanks heaps Spry and I'm looking at making some other vehilces from the series soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 07:27:44 AM
Hi All,

Here are more pics with recipe's of my entries in the b'day comp enjoy and more pics can be seen in my joe section on my site.

ADVENTURE TEAM - SEARCH FOR THE STOLEN IDOL  3-3/4" (1 of 5)

It took me a while to decide what I was going to make and I finally decided to make some figures and vehicles from the old 70's Adventure Team GI Joes I use to play with when I was kid. Once I got everything togther it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and chalk pastels.

RECIPE
     
Figure - The figure has a resin cast head which I got from STARWARSGEEK and the upper upper torso and biceps are from the TLC young Indy, the lower arms are from the Indy Raiders German soldier, the lower section of the uniform is from the KOTCS Colonel Dovchenko figure.  The hands and boots are from the Raiders Indy and the legs are from a Cobra Commander the one with the clear visor from Rise Of Cobra.
 
Chopper/Snake/Idol  - The chopper was completely scratch built using plasticard except for the console/back rotors and joystick which are from a world peacekeepers chopper, the main rotors are from a 1/72 chinook model with parts from the bits box.  I made it so that the main rotors rotate and the winch can also be wound up and down.

The snake I got from a cobra commander figure and repainted it and I couldn't find an idol that matches the origianl Joe set so I used an idol from the Indiana Jones figures and painted it gold and I was actually vety happy with the way it looks with the set.
 
Base - The base is made from a 1/6 Sideshow base and scrap high denisty foam built up and once the foam dried I covered it using plaster cloth and was that dried covered it if plaster of paris with fine sand mixed in.  The small shrubs are from Army Painter and I just peeled them off and glued them into place.


 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 07:30:50 AM
ADVENTURE TEAM - EIGHT ROPES OF DANGER  3-3/4" (2 of 5)

It took me a while to decide what I was going to make and I finally decided to make some figures and vehicles from the old 70's Adventure Team GI Joes I use to play with when I was kid. Once I got everything togther it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and chalk pastels.

RECIPE
      
Figure - The figure has a resin cast head which I got from STARWARSGEEK and the body is a Cobra Snow Serpent the boots are from a Star Wars EVO trooper and the gloves are from VOTC Hoth Solo.  The straps are strips of leather and the small buckles are some 1/35 scale German water jerry caps and the large buckle at the front is from a Indiana Jones belt.

The diving helmet and shoulder section are from an old 80's Action Force figure,  I had to cut the helmet off and then dremel the shoulder section off to fit the body correctly,  I then used thin strips of plasticard to make the protective cross sections and also the tiny bolts.

I then used more thin strips of plasticard but a little thicker to make the bolts on the shoulder section, the small loop brackets on the front of the shoulder section were made using 1/72 scale shackles which were cut and then small holes were drilled and the shackles glued and inserted.

The small red handle on the lower right side was made by using a small piece plastic sprue melting the top and the sanding it to make it flat and then it was glued inplace and the small plate on the top front left side is from a 1/72 German tank.
 
Equipment/Octopus - The octopus is from Chap Mei,  I wanted a larger one so this one was perfect the only thing is that the tentacles weren't bendable so I inserted thin metal wire into the tentacles so that they could be bent in different posistions.  The air tubes were made from some black computer cables and thin electrical cable and the ties were done with model ship rope.

The bouy was made using a plastic ball and a hole drilled thru and a piece of plasticard inserted and a flag was attached using paper and the rope is from some left over model ship rope I have. The net is from the Star Wars Chewbacca and C3PO figure set and I made the sledge hammer by using a toothpick for the handle and some high density foam for the metal hammer.

The knife was made using the handle from a GI Joe figure and the blade from a Indy Monkey man figure, the sheath is made from left over pleather and the band is some left over elastic.  The map was found on the net and shrunk and printed off,  I used the chest from a Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi figure and filled it with a cheap golden chain, 1/6 gold buttons and some imitation jewellery pearls.
 
Base - The base is made from a 1/6 Sideshow base and foamcore,  I then covered the base with plaster cloth and made the rocks from the plaster cloth as well and once dry it was covered using fine washed river sand. The shipwreck was made from scrap balsa wood and the long seaweed was made using Army Painter ivory wrapped around some thin wire so it could be inserted into the base and the small red coral was made using white clay.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 07:37:15 AM
ADVENTURE TEAM - SECRET OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB  3-3/4" (3 of 5)

It took me a while to decide what I was going to make and I finally decided to make some figures and vehicles from the old 70's Adventure Team GI Joes I use to play with when I was kid. Once I got everything togther it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE 
     
Figure - The figure has a resin cast head which I got from STARWARSGEEK and the upper upper torso and biceps are from the TLC young Indy, the lower arms are from the Indy Raiders German soldier, the lower section of the uniform is from the KOTCS Colonel Dovchenko figure.  The hands and boots are from the Raiders Indy and the legs are from a Cobra Commander the one with the clear visor from Rise Of Cobra.
 
Equipment/ATV - The pick has been made by cutting the ends off the TOD Thuggie Guards swords and supergluing them to a toothpick, the shovel was made using the lower section of the Raiders Sallah figure. The blade was cut off and attached to a toothpick.

The rifle, bino's and walky talky are from Forces of Valor (Bravo Team) WW2 American figure, the pistol is from KOTCS Colonel Dovchenko figure.  The net is from a lego dinosaur set and the pith helmet is from a Chap Mei figure which has been cut off and hollowed out. The snake is from a Cobra Commander figure the Jackal statue is from the indiana jones figures and the sacophagus is from a 28mm Reaper set.

The ATV has a hull from a 1/35 scale sherman tank and the rest of the hull was made using plasticard, the tyres are from some toy tractors and the which was made from 1/35 scale parts and plasticard and it can actually wind and unwind.
 
Base - The base is made from high denisty foam and a little section was cut out for the tomb, I scribed the walls by using a pencil and the column is from the Disney 7" figure. I decided to cut out a small section so that it could be removed to simulate the tomb has been dug up.  I used a mixture of plaster of paris and fine river sand to simulate the desert.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 07:40:32 AM
ADVENTURE TEAM - DIVE TO DANGER  3-3/4" (4 of 5)

It took me a while to decide what I was going to make and I finally decided to make some figures and vehicles from the old 70's Adventure Team GI Joes I use to play with when I was kid. Once I got everything togther it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE       
 
Figure/Shark - The figure is a Deep Six which has been repainted to give it the old style feel of the original dive suit, the head is a cast of Beachhead I think and it was given a ginger/orange hair to sinulate the AT Sea Adventurer.  The hands are from a indy figure and the shark is from Chap Mei and was sanded and repainted.
 
Equipment - The weapons, goggles and flippers came with Deep six and have been repainted, the tanks are from a 1/35 field workshop kit with added parts from the bits box and the hoses are also from the bits box and are hollow and they have been attached to the tanks and goggles.
 
Base - The base is from a Sideshow Indy figure and the ground work was built up using high density foam and plaster bandage and plater of paris. The red/pink and small ball/bushy lookin coral were done using clay and then painted, the stick looking coral were made using twigs from some palm trees which were cut and glued to together and tehn painted.

The orange coral I got of the beach and repainted and the leafy seaweed are plastic fishtank plants just repainted, the treasure is some pieces of 28mm playing pieces that have had some indy figure grail cups glued to them and then painted and glued to the base.

The sand is fine river sand and was glued to the base and once dry it was painted and drybrushed and the bouy was made using a plastic ball and a hole drill thru and a piece of plasticard inserted and a flag was attached using paper, once the bouy was ready I used model ship string and this wire to give it that floating in water feel.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Centurions Complete 3-3/4" P45 15/08/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 07:43:08 AM
ADVENTURE TEAM - BLACK WIDOW RENDEZVOUS  3-3/4" (5 of 5)

It took me a while to decide what I was going to make and I finally decided to make some figures and vehicles from the old 70's Adventure Team GI Joes I use to play with when I was kid. Once I got everything togther it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and chalk pastels.
 
RECIPE

Figure - The figure was done by using a Cobra Commander legs, Indiana Jones boots, AT-ST Driver vintage torso and head and Mutt Willams arms. The beard was done by using Games Workshops Green stuff, the belt is some left over material I have in my bits box with the buckle from a Indiana Jones figure,  the pouch and water bottle are from a Forces of Valor (Bravo Team) WW2 American figure.
 
Equipment - The Thompson machine gun is from Forces of Valor (Bravo Team) WW2 American figure, the pistol id from a Joe figure, the mapcase was made from some hollow plasticard and the map was found on the net and printed off.  The Gyro/Chopper was made using a backpack froman old SW figure and the hand controls are made from plasticard with the handgrips are from the oversized missles you get with some of the Joe figures.

The blades are made from a 1/72 scale Apache Helicopter and the shoulder section I had in the bits box. The connection between the blades and backpack was made from some 1/72 scale CH-47 helicopter, the blades actually turn by just tapping the blades,  I got the helmet from ebay and it is resin and is roughly 1/16-1/18 scale I had to drill out the bottom so it would fit to the neck post.
 
 - The base is from a Sideshow Indy figure and the ground work was built up using plaster and plastcine.  I got the dirt from the backyard and mixed is some fine river sand to give it some extra texture. The some log was also from the backyard from a old branch I cut down.

The small bundles of grass and from a company called Army Painter and you just pull off what you need and I just glued them into place. The thicker shrubs are from Woodland Scenics and I used watered down PVA glue to stick them together.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: Tamer on October 12, 2013, 07:47:55 AM
Ron, you have outdone yourself this time.

I have a feeling the JOE guys will keep your in box filled up for the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2013, 08:18:21 AM
Ron, you have outdone yourself this time.

I have a feeling the JOE guys will keep your in box filled up for the rest of your life.

Thanks heaps Shawn I had a blast doing these figures/vehicles/dios. And I think your right mate LOL
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: hangarbay94 on October 15, 2013, 12:47:15 AM
Ron,

I love the retro styling of these latest crop of dioramas, every one of them is just superb. You also cram a great deal of imagination into these small sets, they are great fun to look at.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: hemble on October 16, 2013, 01:08:20 AM
Ron,

I love the retro styling of these latest crop of dioramas, every one of them is just superb. You also cram a great deal of imagination into these small sets, they are great fun to look at.

Hey Jules,

Thanks heaps buddy and great to hear from you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: hemble on November 08, 2013, 10:51:04 PM
Hi All,

I started playing my old PC and XBOX Fallout games again and thought that I would make a little diorama of a Vault Dweller,  his not any paticular character from any of the games and I made him come from Vault 111.

RECIPE
        
Vault Dweller/equipment - The main torso is from a GI Joe Wild Bill figure the one that came from the comic two pack. the legs are from a GI Joe Cobra Commander and the boots are from GI Joe figure from Rise of Cobra. The upper arms are from a KOTCS Indy figure and the right lower arm is from TOD Indy.

The Lower left arm (PIPBOY) is from a SW 4-LOM figure and the left hand is from a TOD Indy,  I used a 7" Star Trek Enterprise communicator to make the screen and bottom part of the PIPBOY.  The straps are made from strips of pleather and the buckle on the chest is from a Indy belt and the shoulder armour is from a SW IG-88 figure.

The pouches and water bottle are from a KOTCS Russian soldier and the holster is from a SW Quinlan Voss figure and was attached to some pleather,  the pistol is from a GI Joe figure and the rifle is from a WW2 Forces of Valor American GI.

Base - The base is a SW 1/6 Sideshow base, I used high density foam to make the road this foam hasn't had the sealer put onto it like the blue foam you get so it was ideal for the making of the road.  I cut the foam up and then just pulled sections off here and there to get the look I wanted and then attached it to the base.

The ground work was built up using modellers clay and then dirt with kitty litter and pieces of twig were ground up and mixed up and added to the base,. The skulls are from the Pitfall Indiana Jones playset and the small tufts of grass are from Army Painter and are called wasteland tufts,  the dead trees were pulled off a small bush in a pot plant.

The billboard I got off the net and glued it to thin cereal box cardboard and once dry I cut of about a 1/4 of it and started to scrap at the picture until I got the worn look I wanted, I then made the main structure using plasticard. I gave it a good weathering using pastels and ageing powder.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - GI Joe Adventure Team 3-3/4" P45 13/10/13
Post by: hemble on November 08, 2013, 10:54:41 PM
few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: Tamer on November 09, 2013, 05:12:00 AM
With all the part on this one I would sure love to see how large your fodder boxes are! Great looking figure and dio. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 09, 2013, 02:35:32 PM
That is very cool Ron, great job!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: hemble on November 09, 2013, 04:11:11 PM
With all the part on this one I would sure love to see how large your fodder boxes are! Great looking figure and dio. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I'll try and get a pic or two for you by the end of the day.

That is very cool Ron, great job!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: hemble on November 09, 2013, 07:52:55 PM
Hi All,

Shawn - I have attached two pics of my fodder boxes, bags etc.  The ones on the floor are all 3-3/4" items from SW/Indy/Joe and WW2 and the boxes in the cupboard are 1/6 and 7" fodder, I also have a cupboard in the garage full of 1/35 and 1/72 scale models and parts.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: Tamer on November 10, 2013, 04:36:23 AM
LOL. Yeah, I figured you had a few bits lying around. Looks great Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: hemble on November 10, 2013, 05:08:00 AM
LOL. Yeah, I figured you had a few bits lying around. Looks great Ron.

Thanks mate and yeah you can never have to much fodder if you ask me LOL.

rON
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: Clonehead on November 10, 2013, 07:16:37 AM
Nice shots of the fodder boxes. Yep, plenty of fodder is a nice thing.

Love the fallout figure and dio. That sign puts it over the top for me.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 10, 2013, 07:25:46 AM
Another great looking figure and diorama! Very nice work and as Clint said, the sign seals the deal!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: hemble on November 15, 2013, 04:38:26 PM
Hi All,

Guys before I reply sorry for the late replies, I have been flat out last few days at work with stores coming back from overseas.

Nice shots of the fodder boxes. Yep, plenty of fodder is a nice thing.

Love the fallout figure and dio. That sign puts it over the top for me.

Thanks Clint and yeah I was very pleased with the way the sign turned out and it's amazing how much fodder you collect over the years.

Another great looking figure and diorama! Very nice work and as Clint said, the sign seals the deal!


Thanks heaps Spry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Fallout - Vault Dweller 3-3/4" P46 09/11/13
Post by: hemble on December 01, 2013, 01:42:29 AM
Hi All,

Started a commission piece and thought I would show some WIP pics, this dio is called Search and Destroy and depicts a destroyed space craft and a Ma.k Snake Eye searching the debri for survivors to elimate them.

The Ma.k Snake Eye is straight out of the box and is 1/20th scale, I haven't built and Ma'k models in this scale for years and it was a fun and pleasing build and the details on the model have come along way since the early 90's when I first started building them.

The figure in the space suit is the poor sole that is trying to evade getting killed. He is made from a body of a hoth Luke skywalkerthe hands and legs from a Naboo security guard. The head is from a rebel soldier and the helmet and chest rigging are from a GI Joe Wild Weasel figure.  I still have to add a oxygen backpack and then superglue and cover the joints.

The wreckage is made from different shapes and thickness of plasticard's, the log cylinders are from 1/100th TOS Enterprise Nacelles and I had added wiring from some old computer cables. I don't know if you can reall see it in the pics the front of the hull has rivert holes drilled into the panels using a thin drill bit.

I will show more pics as I go of the painting and weathering.

Ron

 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2013, 09:21:28 AM
Wow Ron. You are on customizing fire my friend. You keep it coming and I will keep posting about it.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: CloneSniper78 on December 01, 2013, 08:30:24 PM
Totally awesome Ron, I love looking at your work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 02, 2013, 06:13:25 AM
Really awesome wip Ron! Love the subject matter and the story it will tell.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: wraithnine on December 02, 2013, 10:18:17 AM
if you ever have any spare 1/6 fodder ... ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: Clonehead on December 02, 2013, 10:51:30 AM
That's totally cool, Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2013, 03:28:28 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, CloneSniper78, Luke Sprywalker, wraithnine & Clonehead - Guys thanks heaps for the comments and I'll have a more WIP pics up in the next day or two.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2013, 12:45:36 AM
Hi All,

Here are a few more WIP pics. The first two pics I have given the wreckage and the mech suit two coats of Tamiya's neutral grey and once dry the wreckage was given several washes of matt black.

I have painted the thin pipes and L-Girders Vallejo German gunmetal and have given the edges a wash of gunmetal as well so when the rest of the weathering starts the metal will have a structal damage look to it.  The interior was given a spary of Tamiya's Matt White and then a wash of matt black and then a wash of light grey was done to give it a more worn and damage feel to it.

Mech suit WIP pics next.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P46 01/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2013, 12:54:21 AM
Hi All,

Here are WIP pics of the suit.

The suit as mentioned in the earllier post was given two coats Tamiya's neutral grey and once dry it was sprayed Tamiya Matt white,  I let it dry and then gave the white a wash of matt black.

Once that was dried I then used Vallejo's Green Grey for the comaflage effect and then that was given a wash of matt black to tone down the colour a little. I painted the pipes/body suit/left mechanical hand and antenna's matt black and the hatches and lines were highlighted by sharpening a lead pencil to a very sharp point and tracing the lines.

I then added the decals so when the final weathering is done any excess film that I missed when cutting and applying is visable the weathering will cover the film and blend it into the model.

More WIP pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 08/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 08, 2013, 05:11:58 AM
Very nice. This is coming along nicely. Time to go share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 08/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 09, 2013, 03:57:44 PM
Very nice. This is coming along nicely. Time to go share.

Thanks Shawn and here are a few more WIP pics.

The wreckage is 90% complete, I have added a few extra pieces of debri using old computer cables and the wiring has been painted matt black.  I used a dremel to give the exterior hull some dents, scratches and blast effects and then these areas were painted black and then drybrushed guntmetal.

The numbers were done by  printing and cutting out the numbers and then lightly drybrushing the cut out areas to get the look you see on the hull.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 09, 2013, 07:27:41 PM
Hi All,

The suit is 95% complete and has been attached to the wreckage and it has been given a drybrush over the black areas to highlight the pipes, antenna and left hand. I also gave it a drybrush of gunmetal and mithril silver, I painted the sensor red as well as the laser site on the left arm and they will get a highlight and and then a gloss coat once the rest of the wetahering is done and then the dull coate is added.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 09, 2013, 07:32:03 PM
Hi All,

Here is some work on the spacesuit, I have superglued and covered the joints up using Aves Fixit Sculpt and have attached the backpack which is mafe up of spare SW parts and the air hose was a spare that came from the mech suit.  Before the helmet went on I painted the face and then re-applied the helmet and superglued it into place.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2013, 02:44:32 AM
Hi All,

The spacesuit figure is complete, I gave him a coat of medium grey and then drybrushed a mix of 50/50 medium grey and flat white and kept drybrushing until I was happy with the look of the suit. The vest and helmet were painted white the a wash of matt black was given over the vest and once dry I lightly dry brushed it white again.

The boots, gloves and belt were painted matt black then they were drybrushed red leather, I then painted the buckle, button and clips with mithril silver. The backpack and air hose were painted matt black and then I added white sections to the backpack and then drybrushed it mithril silver.

I also added a few small decals to the backpack and helmet and then the helmet was given a light drybrush of mithril silver and gunmetal. Next up will be the completion pics which will be up soon.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2013, 05:07:32 AM
Wow Ron. I had to use the back of the space suited figure for the front page as the detail and paint work on that is spectacular. I bet the commissioner of this is one happy person.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: maxx-replicas on December 10, 2013, 05:15:26 AM
That look great -there are so much details (with all the rivets  :o) on wreckage and the paint job is ....WOW...
That's outstanding craftsmanship ***thumbs up***
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2013, 05:39:18 AM
Wow Ron. I had to use the back of the space suited figure for the front page as the detail and paint work on that is spectacular. I bet the commissioner of this is one happy person.

Thanks Shawn and he is very happy which is always great to hear.

That look great -there are so much details (with all the rivets  :o) on wreckage and the paint job is ....WOW...
That's outstanding craftsmanship ***thumbs up***

Thanks heaps mate, I'm really glad you like it so far.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2013, 05:42:40 AM
Hi All,

Well this dio is all complete and I thought I would give it a little story as well.

In 2888 while patrolling near the moon a Mercenary Heavy Cruiser picked up a Strahl Light Attack craft on it's scanners coming out of cover of the dark side of the moon,  the Mercenary Cruiser quickly caught up with the Strahl craft and started opening fire upon the Strahl craft destroying it in minutes.

After a few scans after the Strahl craft was destroyed the Mercenary Cruiser started picking up life signs so they dispatched a squad of S.A.F.S Space Type 2 Snake-Eye's for a SEARCH and DESTROY mission. This scene depicts one of those Snake-Eye's stopping quickly on part of the destroyed Strahl craft scanning the area for life signs.

This operations will take sometime has the wreckage hides the life signs extremely well but for one poor survivor his time could be up quicker then he thought.

RECIPE
        
S.A.F.S. - Is from a model company called WAVE corporation and was built straight from the box, I was very happy with this kit as the detail is execellent and all the parts went together well with little to no effort what so ever.

Space suit figure - The figures body is from the Vintage Style Hoth Luke in Pilot Gear, the boots and gloves are from the Naboo Security Gaurd, the helmet and shoulder/chest rig is from a GI Joe Wild Weasel and the head is from a Rebel Trooper. The Backpack are parts made from some left over SW parts and the oyegen hose came from the S.A.F.S. kit which was a spare.

Once I got all the parts for the space suit together a superglued all the joints and then used AVES Fixit Sculpt to cover the joints up, Once both figures where done I painted and weathered them using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.

Base/Wreckage - The base I picked up from the local craft shop for $2 and the wreckage is a combination of different sizes, shapes and thickness of plasticard, some old Star Trek 1/1000th warp nacelles, old cumputer cables and coat hanger wire to keep the pieces all togther.

The riverts were done by using a small drill bit and the numbering was done by printing off some numbers and then cutting them out and then drybrushing over the cutout areas to get the look you see on the wrecked hull. As with the figures the wreckage was painted and weathered by using Vallejo, Tamiya and GW paints and sprays and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2013, 05:44:20 AM
A few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy WIP 1/20TH P47 10/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 12, 2013, 05:45:49 AM
and last four.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: maxx-replicas on December 13, 2013, 12:42:07 AM
AHHHHHH...phantastic.. 0/..love your work. Looks so real and the paintjob is very, very beautiful. Unfortunately I did not find the right words for it in english... ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 13, 2013, 03:33:03 AM
I had to get this on the front page yesterday, but just now have time to comment. It turned out great Ron. Two thumbs way up.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: jkno on December 13, 2013, 10:33:29 AM
Really cool piece there!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: Clonehead on December 13, 2013, 11:00:44 AM
That is a showpiece, Ron! Very well done.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 13, 2013, 05:27:07 PM
Hi All,

maxx-replicas,  Tamer,  jkno & Clonehead - Guys thanks heaps for the replies I really appreciate them and I'm stoked that you all enjoyed this dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 15, 2013, 11:14:26 AM
Just catching up to this latest project! Most excellent work Ron! Other than the amazing craftsmanship, one of my favorite things about your designs is that they always tell a story. That is a great achievement tru a static piece. This one is a jaw dropper!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 19, 2013, 04:09:25 AM
Just catching up to this latest project! Most excellent work Ron! Other than the amazing craftsmanship, one of my favorite things about your designs is that they always tell a story. That is a great achievement tru a static piece. This one is a jaw dropper!

Thanks heaps Spry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Search & Destroy Complete 1/20TH P48 12/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2013, 07:35:35 PM
Hi All,

I hope everyone had a wonderful xmas and got lots of great pressies.

Well I have had alot of people email me about the photonovel comp that is happening at the moment http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8855.msg167062#msg167062 (http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8855.msg167062#msg167062) and have asked what kind of custom playsets can they use in their photonovels.

Well I have decided to make a small dio/playset so that people can get an idea of what can be used in their photonovels and do some WIP for them as well. I decided that I would make a partial dio representing the interior of a Mayan temple.

Pic 1,2 & 3 - This small dio/playset will have spikes and a moveable wall section. The structure is made using foamcore and the paper/thin cardboard was removed using a very sharp long kitchen knife.

Once cut the pieces of foam were glued together and left to dry for a few hours. Once dry I started drawing the stone into the foam using a led pencil, I have used a indy figure to show the size of the base.

Next up will be the texturing and spikes and small details.


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2013, 03:30:38 AM
Hi All,

Pic 4, 5 & 6 - As you can see in Pic 4 I have added a upper and lower section on the wall to give it a little more depth and as with the rest of the base this is foamcore with the paper/thin cardboard removed. I have also added holes in the lower part of the base for the spikes to go. I don't know if you can see it in the pics? I used a piece of sand stone and pressed it into the foam to give it a more realistic look.

Pic 4 -  I have removed the inner circle of the rounded stones so that I can added some hasbro items. Pic 5 is the moving wall section which again is made from foamcore and I decided to give this sections larger stones. You can't see it in the pic but I hace added a grip on the backside of the wall.

In Pic 6 I have added spikes which are the eneds of skewers which were just cut to size and the holes that I hollowed out have been filled using the artifacts that come with teh old Hasbro Indy figures.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2013, 03:45:13 AM
Hi All

Pic 7 & 8 - show the moving wall inplace which can slide right to left and left to right and can also be removed if you don't want it, and in Pic 9 my daughter wanted to see what a full length version would look like so I did a very simple photo shop for her.

next will be the painting and weathering.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 28, 2013, 08:33:36 AM
Looks fantastic Ron. Off to share. I must say I don't know how you are gonna top your last Mayan work, but you are off to a great start.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2013, 04:01:15 PM
Looks fantastic Ron. Off to share. I must say I don't know how you are gonna top your last Mayan work, but you are off to a great start.

Thanks Shawn and to be honest it won't be as elaborate as the 1/6 Mayan dio as this one is just to show people that have emailed me what can be done and give them a few idea's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 29, 2013, 03:56:59 AM
Hi All,

Pic 10 - I have added some air drying clay to the lower left hand side of the base as this will be a water section.

Pic 11 - I firstly gave the base a coat of Tamiya neutral grey and once dry it was painted with Folkarts Dark Brown and I gave the stones a wash of Vallejo's Beige Brown.

Pic 12 - I gave the stones a few washes of GW's Snakebite leather and Skrag Brown and once they dried I drybrushed it with Vallejo's Beige Brown.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple WIP 3-3/4" P48 28/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 29, 2013, 04:12:00 AM
Pic 13 - I gave the water area two coats of Vallejo's Luftwaffe Cam Green and let that dry and the moss was done by mixing model railway bushes with PVA glue and Vallejo's Drak Green, once mixed I started adding the moss over the base till I got the desired look.

Pic 14 - The spikes were added to the clay and another coat of Dark Grenn was added.

Pic 15 - Is the final result and I added to the water a mix of watered down Drak Green and Matt Black to some Woodland Scenics Realistic water to simulate the water affect you see in the pic.

Next up will be a small and crude  ;D photo novel with the dio in it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: Tamer on December 29, 2013, 05:00:40 AM
Wow, this came together quickly. Looks great Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 29, 2013, 06:53:32 AM
This looks really great Ron! So fast and you make it look so easy! Very nice work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: Clonehead on December 29, 2013, 03:39:41 PM
Looks good, Ron. I love how the water turned out.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 29, 2013, 06:16:49 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, Luke Sprywalker & Clonehead - Thanks heaps guys and it does help when your on leave, I have more time to do this sought of thing. And Clint the realistic water is awesome stuff and the bottle last for ages.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: peakob1 on December 30, 2013, 07:03:11 PM
Love your Indy stuff, this display is wonderful!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2013, 04:05:29 AM
Hi All,

peakob1 - thanks mate and I have put up a little but very crude and I do mean crude  ;D photonovel up in the grahics section and here is the link.

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8855.0 (http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8855.0)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 01, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
I  really like how this came together  and i agree  with sprywalker you made this look very easy  just fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2014, 10:50:39 PM
I  really like how this came together  and i agree  with sprywalker you made this look very easy  just fantastic!!!

Glad you like it mate thank you and it doe's help getting these projects done faster when you are on leave.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mayan Temple complete 3-3/4" P49 29/12/13
Post by: hemble on January 14, 2014, 05:13:37 AM
Hi All,

Well I completed a 3-3/4" Indy boulder chase scene about 4 days ago but due to the weather I haven't had the chance to take my usual outdoor shots so until then here is a little teaser.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase Teaser Pic 3-3/4" P49 14/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2014, 12:51:24 AM
Hi All

Well the clouds serperated for a few hours today so here is the pics and recipe.

Ron

I have always wanted to make this scene into a 1/6 scale dio and after a few experiments with different materials I decided it would cost less money and easier to make it in a 3-3/4" format.

RECIPE

1: Figures & Accessories  - The torso and legs are from a TLC indy, the jacket and arms are from the Indy horse deluxe set and the head is ToD indy. The whip, bag, gun belt/holster and idol are from the hasbro indy's as well

2: Base and box/crate - The crate was first made using foamcore and the front and left sides were cut out and then balsa wood was glued to the foamcore to make it into the crate. The top of the crate wasn't glued inplace until the lower half of the base was done.  The walls were done by using plaster cloth and cutting different size's and once wet it was just added the the sides of the walls and then it was either spread apart or pushed together to get the stone affect.

The stalagmites and stalactites were made using plaster cloth and again cutting different sizes and once wet twisted one end then pressed the other end onto the ceiling and floor. The boulder was done by covering a foam ball with plaster and then while it it drying getting a damp brush I just brushed the plaster to and even level over the ball.

The roots/vines I picked up from a florist and then broke of pieces that I wanted. The moss is lichen moss which was mixed with some paint and then glued inplace and the ground cover is a mix of real dirt and pulled apart model railway shrubs and some dried lichen moss.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase Teaser Pic 3-3/4" P49 14/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2014, 12:54:55 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: Tamer on January 15, 2014, 04:00:49 AM
Wow, I have the theme song going through my head after seeing this. Just magic Ron.

Off to share. Time for a contest update too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: Spookymufu on January 15, 2014, 05:56:43 PM
BRAVO BRAVO!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: BlackThorne on January 15, 2014, 06:07:08 PM
Excellent as always is! Very dynamic posing!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 15, 2014, 08:51:36 PM
OUTSTANDING !!!!  i am truly amazed how you capture and recreate   the scenes from the movies !!  I really enjoy your work very inspiring .... All the best Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: maxx-replicas on January 16, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
(http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a020.gif) (http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php)

Phantastic work !!!

(http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/froehlich/k020.gif) (http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2014, 05:41:24 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, Spookymufu, BlackThorne, mr.Jedi1977 & maxx-replicas - Guys as always I really appreciate the feedback thanks heaps and Shawn thanks as always for the FP coverage.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: CHEWIE on January 16, 2014, 09:40:11 PM
Another masterpiece... truly breathtaking!

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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2014, 02:07:13 AM
Hi All,

Chewie - Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: Tamer on January 17, 2014, 03:28:31 AM
Ron it truly is a pleasure to share your work. You just amaze us all with each new project.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 17, 2014, 06:06:25 AM
Oh wow! This is your best Rock Chase Dio ever! Love the idea of it being inside the crate! All of the scenery and the figure is just mind blowingly cool! Very nice work Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
Ron it truly is a pleasure to share your work. You just amaze us all with each new project.

Appreciate the kind words Shawn thank you.

Oh wow! This is your best Rock Chase Dio ever! Love the idea of it being inside the crate! All of the scenery and the figure is just mind blowingly cool! Very nice work Ron!

Thanks heaps Spry I'm stoked that you and the other guys have enjoyed it. I plan on doing other scenes in crates so that I can stack them on top of each other the next one will be Indy's class room from Raiders.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: jkno on January 18, 2014, 08:23:16 AM
Really cool diorama!! Very creative!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2014, 02:00:17 PM
Really cool diorama!! Very creative!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: Mr. Black on January 19, 2014, 08:03:07 AM
That's a great display piece, Ron. Awesome work on the surroundings.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 19, 2014, 02:47:10 PM
That's a great display piece, Ron. Awesome work on the surroundings.

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Boulder Chase 3-3/4" P49 15/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 28, 2014, 12:27:41 AM
Hey Guys,

Well after just completing another 1/6 Satipo figure for a client I'm now starting on indy classroom in 3-3/4". This is going to take a little longer then the last few customs/dios that I have done as I'm now back at work oh the joy LOL.

Pic 1,2 & 3 - The walls have been doen using foamcore and the floor and the partial wall paneling is thin balsa wood. The floor panels aren't movie accurate but I'm not to worried about that, I did the floor boards by measuring them out then using a very sharp led pencil I very lightly scribed the pencil into the balso wood.

The nail holes were done by using another led pencil but this time sharpening it to a very sharp point and then pushing it into the balsa wood.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: Mr. Black on January 28, 2014, 05:25:00 AM
Cool, but is that the way the floor was laid out back then?

Will you add a real chalkboard, by the way, using chalkboard paint :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 28, 2014, 05:40:18 AM
Cool, but is that the way the floor was laid out back then?

Will you add a real chalkboard, by the way, using chalkboard paint :)

Thanks mate, I had a look at the dvd and the floor boards are on angles and thought to myself way to much work (yeah I can be lazy ;D).

I'll do what I did with my 7" classroom dio (pic below) I painted it german grey and then slightly darkened it with a wash of matt black and then drybrushed it german grey with a little white mixed in.

Ron

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/pj1.jpeg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/pj4.jpeg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2014, 06:57:49 AM
Wow, that wall and floor panel work is fantastic, just using a pencil? Off to share. Ron, you never cease to amaze.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 28, 2014, 01:56:23 PM
Wow, that wall and floor panel work is fantastic, just using a pencil? Off to share. Ron, you never cease to amaze.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I find that a pencil works great on certain materials like balsa wood and foam.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 28, 2014, 03:53:43 PM
Ron you are once again showing that it does not have to be all about action, but from the simplest of scenes  and from what you have shown so far i cant wait to see this finished.  i absolutely love the desk with all the artifacts on it but what really got me was the detail on the chalk board lol Brilliant !!!! Excellent job as always  my friend !!   Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2014, 12:45:00 AM
Ron you are once again showing that it does not have to be all about action, but from the simplest of scenes  and from what you have shown so far i cant wait to see this finished.  i absolutely love the desk with all the artifacts on it but what really got me was the detail on the chalk board lol Brilliant !!!! Excellent job as always  my friend !!   Art

Cheers mate and the detail on the board was done by lightly drawing the diagram and writing in pencil first and then going over it a few times with matt white paint.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P50 28/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2014, 04:31:07 AM
Hi All,

Pic 4 & 5 - The window was made using some clear plastic from a action figure box and the frame work was done by cutting some balsa wood into strips and then gluing them inplace. The latches and hinges are some resins pieces from a 1/35 scale 20ft container which was sent to me by my brother.

When I glued the window inplace and went and had dinner I came back and realized I did a very rookie mistake by not counting the window sections correctly. There is actually 5 sections not 4 but alas couldn't fix it as the glue had dried, I still like it but wish I had paid more attention :(.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 29/1/14
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2014, 05:26:15 AM
Nice! I should have figured you weren't going to change your pace on this one. Look for another front page update soon.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 29/1/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 29, 2014, 06:03:37 AM
Looks awesome Ron! Love that you are making a bigger classroom! By the way, the snakes are on the plane!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 29/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2014, 10:37:50 PM
Hi All,

Nice! I should have figured you weren't going to change your pace on this one. Look for another front page update soon.

Cheers Shawn.

Looks awesome Ron! Love that you are making a bigger classroom! By the way, the snakes are on the plane!


Thanks Spry and can't wait to recieve them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 29/1/14
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2014, 10:17:51 PM
Hi All,

Little more work done.

Pic 6, 7 & 8 - The wall panels have had line vertically done to them I scribed them by using that good ole sharp pencil again. The platform and desk were made from balsa as with the chalk board frames. I used double sided gloss paper for the chalk boards and the section above the middle board is were the pull down screen and cord will be.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 29/1/14
Post by: hemble on February 01, 2014, 04:15:25 AM
Hi All,

Pic 9 - All the wood scetions have been painted with a wash of GW's Mournfang Brown.

Pic 10 - The chalk boards were done using Vallejo's German Field Grey and they were given 4 coats each I decided not to give them a drybrush and try something different which will be in pic 12.

Pic 11 - I did the drawing and writing by getting a led pencil and sharpening it on some medium sandpaper till it was very sharp, Once the pencil was ready I wrote and drew on the board and then went over the pencil with watered down white paint.

Pic 12 - As I mentioned before instead of drybrushing I decided once the drawing and writing had dried completely,  I gave the boards a wash of matt white to simulate the chalky powder that is left behind from the erasers. I was really happy with the way the boards turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on February 01, 2014, 07:32:50 AM
Beautiful , just beautiful
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 01, 2014, 06:30:51 PM
Beautiful , just beautiful

Thanks heaps mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 01, 2014, 11:51:00 PM
Hi All,

Another update.

Pic 13 - Is an overall view of how the classrom is coming along. All the maps in the chalk board are printed off and stuck into place, the rolled up maps are again printed off from teh net or just rolled up printing paper.

Pic 14 - The stool stool and map stand were made by cutting thin strips of balsa and gluing them together, the map as mentioned above was again [rinted off and glued inplace.

Pic 15 - The books on the desk were downsized  and printed from some 1/1 scale book covers designs I found on the net and then glued to some thin balsa wood and then the balsa was painted.

The erasers are again some balsa wood cut to size and and painted and the chalk is some broken off led refills and glued inplace and then painted,  the small pics near the chalk are from the net downsized and printed off and glued into place.

Pic 16 - The window frame and locks have been painted and the skeleton poster was done by taking a pic of thd dvd and using PSP 6  it was lightly darkened and printed off and then cut to length and glued into place.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: Tamer on February 02, 2014, 06:55:11 AM
My comments are on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 02, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
My comments are on the front page.

Just read it buddy and thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: Sjefke on February 03, 2014, 09:29:06 AM
Good Lord, that's amazing detail!
I've looked through a fraction of your postings, Hemble.
Wow!
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this.
I'm 55 years old and I want to come over to your house for a play date.

BTW, Vallejo paints rock!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 03, 2014, 11:05:34 AM
This is going to be another masterpiece Mr. Hemble.
I love the richness of detail on the desk.

Hats off!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2014, 12:38:53 AM
Good Lord, that's amazing detail!
I've looked through a fraction of your postings, Hemble.
Wow!
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this.
I'm 55 years old and I want to come over to your house for a play date.

BTW, Vallejo paints rock!

Gald you are enjoying the post and LOL, and hey there's nothing wrong for grown men wanting to have play dates. And yeah Vallejo paints are awesome, they are just fantsatic to paint with and the colour range is brillant.

This is going to be another masterpiece Mr. Hemble.
I love the richness of detail on the desk.

Hats off!

Thanks heaps buddy and the desk is slowly getting more items and I'll have more pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P51 1/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 08, 2014, 07:07:51 PM
Hi All,

Well the dio is 90% complete just have to add the figure and then do the crate.

Pic 17 - The corner near the window has been completed by adding a few extra rolled maps, a vase and some papers and books. The vase was made from high density foam I just cut out the shape I wanted and started sanding, the handles are pieces of plasticard. The maps are either just plain paper rolled up or maps downloaded and then resized and printed off.  The books are printed off and then glued onto some balsa wood.

Pic 18 - I had a look at the dvd and it has some sought of feather item on top of the chalk board I had a look thru my daughters craft box and she had a few brown feathers so I stripped one except for one little section and glued it into place.  The blow dart is from the KOTCS cemetery warrior which was given a new paint job and again glued into place.

The gold idol drawings I did by hand and and then when I was finally happy with the look I glued them inplace.

Pic 19 - The globe was made by using a ball from some cheap costume jewellery I then painted it and then added the support section which was made by using a 1/4 of a 1/72 scale cannon wheel and some 1/72 sacle WW2 tank parts.

The larger artifacts were carved from high density foam as were some of the smaller pieces, the rest of the items were bits and pieces are from 1/72 scale models or action figures parts.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 09, 2014, 04:24:58 AM
Hi All,

Pic 20 - the dio is finally complete I have taken a pic of indy behind the desk. Indy was done by using the body of TLC Henry Snr as are the glasses,  I cut off the ear sections and replaced them with some very thin cut plasticard. The head is the TOD indy with the fedora cut off and replaced with the top half of a KOTCS indy head and the hands are from the bits box.

I'll get my usaul out door pics once the weather clears up.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: Tamer on February 09, 2014, 08:23:51 AM
Wow, that turned out awesome! Geesh Ron, how many times have you amazed us? Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 09, 2014, 09:15:41 AM
Your eye for details is superb Ron.
As I said before, I love the richness of detail.
I guess Mr. Jones feels pretty comfortable in his new workplace.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 09, 2014, 10:13:47 AM
Sorry if it's posted already, but what scale is this Ron?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 09, 2014, 03:26:38 PM
WOW! Just magnificent! The details are shear perfection Ron. You are the Master! I love this scene you have now fully immortalized. Can't wait to see those outside shots.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2014, 12:27:44 AM
Hi All,

Tamer, FialaFernbrugg, CloneSniper78 & Luke Sprywalker - Guys thanks heaps for all the comments I really do appreciate them. And CloneSniper78 the scale is 3-3/4".

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2014, 04:39:44 AM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom WIP 3-3/4" P52 9/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2014, 04:42:39 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2014, 03:49:53 AM
Looks stellar Ron. Time to get this back on our fp along with an update about your Mayan Contest.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 11, 2014, 08:04:17 AM
Brilliant work Ron and the pics are stunning!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2014, 12:12:22 AM
Hi All,

Tamer & Luke Sprywalker - Thanks heaps guys.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: darthdaddy on February 21, 2014, 04:15:26 AM
Love your Indy dios!!  The Indiana Jones movies had a huge impact on me growing up.  So much so that I ended up getting my degree in archaeology/ anthropology and lived and worked in Africa at some of the most famous dig sites in the world.  You definitely did the film justice.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: hemble on February 22, 2014, 01:23:50 AM
Hi All,

darthdaddy - Thanks mate I'm glad you like the dios and that is great to hear that the movies had that much of an impact. And I think I'll have to hit you up on some reference material if you have any pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2014, 05:02:11 AM
Hi All,

Sorry I haven't been around the last few week, I had major surgery on my knee and ankle and have been laid up in bed. I did have a laptop but that decided it didn't want to play the game anymore. I was finally allowed to get up and about a few days ago and the first thing I wanted to do was do some painting so here it is.
 
When I heard that Figma were doing a 6" Indiana Jones figure I was stoked so I picked up two of them but after receiving the figures I was a little dissapointed in the paint apps and some of the gear. So with not being happy with the before mentioned items I decided to repaint and twik some of the gear.

RECIPE
 
1: Indiana Jones - The figure itself is just a straight repaint using Vallejo, Games Workshop and pastel to paint and weather the figure. I removed the strap and bag and replaced the plastic strap with a strip of leather cut to size. I then attached two small o-rings made from thin wire to the leather strap and then attached some material to the o-rings and attached that to the bag, I then cut the buckle from the plastic strap and attached that to the leather strap.

The whip holder that is on the figure is just a molded piece of plastic which has a slot cut into it so that a whip can be attached to it. I decided to remove this molded whip holder and replace it with a thin piece of leather cut to size. I then used two very small magnets and attached one to the leather and the other I drilled a hole and inserted the other magnet in to hole and superglued it into place.

The whips that come with the figure have no details so I cut the handles off and drilled into the end of the handles and inserted strips of pleather and then added model ship bout rope to the end of the pleather.
 
2: Base- The base was made from a left over piece of high density foam, I cut the foam to make the step and then used a sharp pencil to inscribe the stone.  I then pressed a piece of sandstone into the foam to simulate a stone look, I then used a mix of dirt and mulch to build up the ground work and then used fish tank plants and army builder shrubs to make the folage.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Classroom Complete 3-3/4" P52 10/2/14
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2014, 05:03:10 AM
two more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2014, 02:15:57 AM
Nice, I had wondered what you thought about this new six inch figure. Now I see.

Off to share on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 08, 2014, 06:07:59 AM
Good grief, what a transformation! Stunning work Ron and that is a great sculpt on this figure. I really want one now!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: darthcrassus on April 08, 2014, 07:49:38 AM
Wow! I haven't bought the Figma Indy yet because for the price I'm not all that enamored with the paint job, but I'd definitely plunk down $60 for YOUR version of the figure.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2014, 04:46:21 PM
Nice, I had wondered what you thought about this new six inch figure. Now I see.

Off to share on the front page.

Cheers Shawn and I can only hope Hasbro do some 6" versions and as always thanks for the FP mate.

Good grief, what a transformation! Stunning work Ron and that is a great sculpt on this figure. I really want one now!

Thanks heaps Spry and yeah the sculpt is awesome but it's the paint apps that kill it.

Wow! I haven't bought the Figma Indy yet because for the price I'm not all that enamored with the paint job, but I'd definitely plunk down $60 for YOUR version of the figure.

Thanks mate and I was lucky to get to for under $55aus each on ebay with free postage so that was a bonus.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2014, 01:06:47 AM
Hi All

In 2889 while on patrol in sector 325-A in the harsh desert regions of Australia CPL Wayne Nash of the Strahl National Defence Army becomes seperated from his unit after coming under attack from a Mercenary unit.  He starts moving back thru the open desert trying not to over heat his suit which has seen better days.

CPL Nash decides he has no other choice but to start RETURNING FIRE at the Mercenary unit to try and avoid being captured or even worse killed in this hell hole of a region.

RECIPE

GUSTAV - Is from a model company called WAVE corporation and was built straight from the box, I was very happy with this kit as the detail is execellent and all the parts went together well with little to no effort what so ever.  The only modifications I made was to the head, I swapped out the kit head and replaced it with a 1/18 scale head from a WW2 German action figure.  Once I was happy with the position of the figure and painted it using Vallejo, Games Workshop piants and pastels.

Base - The base is a piece of foam core cut out to the desired shape. Once the figure was painted it was then glued onto the base and then putty was used to build op the groun work, I mixed washed river sand and small rocks togther and then added that to the putty while it was still wet.

Once the snad and stone mixer was added I then cut up a 205LT drum from Hasbro's Indiana Jones German Jeep playset and added that to the base. Once it was all dried I used Vallejo and pastels to paint and weather the ground and drum, I then got some dried roots from the garden and put them inplace by drilling holes into the base and inserting the roots.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy repaint 6" P53 07/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2014, 01:09:39 AM
three more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2014, 06:29:47 AM
Wow, Ron I keep wishing there was something I could say to show you how impressed I am with all your builds. This is another typical fantastic work. Off to share.

I would love to see pictures of your hobby or collection room that's for sure!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on April 13, 2014, 07:42:42 AM
Nice little dio Ron.
The Panzerkampfanzug looks awesome.
I'm a big fan of your Maschinenkrieger stuff.


btw. I agree with Shawn. A picture of your collection room would be great.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: maxx-replicas on April 13, 2014, 11:16:46 AM
another masterpice from Ron - great details and a fantastic paintjob !
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
Hi All,

Tamer, FialaFernbrugg & maxx-replicas - Guys as always I really appreciate the comments thank you. At this stage all my shelfs are empty as we had a cyclone warning a couple of weeks ago and I always pack my customs and dios away in plastic boxes. I am still on crutches after my knee and ankle surgery so once I'm off them I promise I will unpack all the customs and take some pics for you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on April 13, 2014, 07:44:04 PM
WOW!!! That sums up your latest custom piece in one word! Stunning! OK, make that two words  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2014, 09:00:45 PM
Hi All,

I-am-Boba-Fett - Thanks mate and I'm loving these Ma.k kits just wish I could get my hands on more as they are a little expensive.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: DocOutlands on April 14, 2014, 07:27:19 PM
I went looking at some 1/20th and 1/35 stuff today.  I like the looks of several of the WAVE and other Ma.K. kits for my semi-SW universe...  Aaaaah, one day when I have the money to buy them and store them for the days when I have the time to build and space to display them all...!

Marvelous work - AS USUAL!!   8)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2014, 04:20:14 PM
I went looking at some 1/20th and 1/35 stuff today.  I like the looks of several of the WAVE and other Ma.K. kits for my semi-SW universe...  Aaaaah, one day when I have the money to buy them and store them for the days when I have the time to build and space to display them all...!

Marvelous work - AS USUAL!!   8)

Cheers Doc and the Ma.k would actually look great in a semi SW verse, but you are correct money wise the price that people are asking is just stupid. If you are looking for some try www.hlj.com (http://www.hlj.com) as they get some in and the prices are actually pretty good.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: DocOutlands on April 15, 2014, 05:51:51 PM
I think that was the site I ended up on - it was a .jp site, at any rate.  I have to confess, once I get the money, the Platoon Briefing set with the giant lift-APC WILL be mine!


Somewhere, I should have an armored suit similar to some of those powered-armor units, but I think it was 1/24th.  It got packed up for a move, likely when I got married 20 years ago, and has since disappeared.  Maybe I'll relocate it tucked safely away one of these days.

You're making me hurt for my modeling days, sir!!!   :D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2014, 07:58:19 PM
I think that was the site I ended up on - it was a .jp site, at any rate.  I have to confess, once I get the money, the Platoon Briefing set with the giant lift-APC WILL be mine!


Somewhere, I should have an armored suit similar to some of those powered-armor units, but I think it was 1/24th.  It got packed up for a move, likely when I got married 20 years ago, and has since disappeared.  Maybe I'll relocate it tucked safely away one of these days.

You're making me hurt for my modeling days, sir!!!   :D

Hey Doc,

I missed the lift APC I'll have to have a look at it. I'm the same mate I miss the old military models days but there is a store here in OZ that sell models etc and are very cheap so I might start dabbling into it again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: DocOutlands on April 15, 2014, 08:32:12 PM
Here's the link I was looking at: 
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10051950 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10051950)

How cool is that thing!!


Before I get back into my military modeling, I have to figure out display space!!  Then work-space, to include a paint-booth...
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2014, 09:09:32 PM
Here's the link I was looking at: 
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10051950 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10051950)

How cool is that thing!!

Before I get back into my military modeling, I have to figure out display space!!  Then work-space, to include a paint-booth...

Oh I remember that kit now and you are right it is cool, thanks for showing me the link and I think that kit is 1/32 scale so it would look great with the Ma.k 1/35 scale suits.

I'm lucky in the space aspect as I have a whole room for my work area and shelves and a area in the garage for spray painting.
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Gustav - Returning Fire 1/20th P53 11/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2014, 09:16:35 PM
Hi All,

Here are two pics of the 6" Indy dio I'm working on at the moment.

Pic 1-2 - The base is made out of foam core and once I got the look I wanted I glued it all together and once dry I used a thin led pencil to scribe all the heirogypths and stone and then used a thicker led pencil and went over the original trace.

The indy figure is from Figma and the joints have already been superglued and then will have the joints sealed using putty he will be holding a torch in his right hand when it is complete.

Ron

 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2014, 03:30:54 AM
Woah, how did I miss this! I wondered if you were gonna bash up a dio after seeing your great Figma Indy work. Off to share. and sorry I missed it Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2014, 06:00:13 AM
Woah, how did I miss this! I wondered if you were gonna bash up a dio after seeing your great Figma Indy work. Off to share. and sorry I missed it Ron!

Cheers Shawn and no need to apologize mate. I just completed the dio and have added torches to the ground with small lights which is a first for me, I will be taking pics tomorrow with the first Figma indy I did as I completely stuffed up the figure for this dio.

Note to self never leave a figure near the stove after you have boiled and popped the  joints and then decide to cook yourself some lunch oh yeah melty indy is all I have to say. 

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
Oh no, you melted one of those new Figma Indies? Are we related? Sounds like something I would do.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: BigKev on April 17, 2014, 12:46:58 PM
Hemble,

Do you repaint the entire figure in your customs? I know you seal and putty the joints. If you do, do you prime the entire piece, or just apply the paint straight? Also, what paints do you prefer to use on figs?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2014, 04:00:33 PM
Oh no, you melted one of those new Figma Indies? Are we related? Sounds like something I would do.

LOL yeah we most likely are and yeah it was the Figma Indy. His head and right arm were totally to far gone to help, on a god note thou I have extra parts and hands for when I get a few more of them.

Hemble,

Do you repaint the entire figure in your customs? I know you seal and putty the joints. If you do, do you prime the entire piece, or just apply the paint straight? Also, what paints do you prefer to use on figs?

Thanks!

Hey BigKev, I do repaint the entire figure and I don't prime the figure/s I just give them a good was with warm soapy water and then rinse off and let them dry. I use Vallejo and Games Workshop paints as I personally find these to be the best especially for adhering and no brush strokes and if you need anything else please don't hesitate to ask.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2014, 09:25:07 PM
Hi All,
 
I decided to make another 6" diorama but this time add some lighting to it and a eygptian style tomb was the way to go. Once the base was done it was painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.

RECIPE

1: Indiana Jones - The figure is from an earlier Figma Indy which I repainted, I'm waiting on another one to arrive so I can add him to the base.

2: Base - The base was made from a left over pieces of foam core. Once I got the desired look I used a led pencil and softly drew out the wall mural and once I was happy with that I used a very sharp led pencil and went over the original drawing. I then used my fingers and a pair of tweezers to remove some pieces of foam to simulate corrosion.
 
The sand is just fine washed river sand and was added once the base was painted and once the sand dried I gave it a wash over different colours of sand. The torches were made from home decorative sticks cut to size then bound togther using model boat ship rope and superglue and the flames were made by using Woodland scenics Water Effects.

The light from the flame is some fake candle light I picked up from the $2 shop and attached them underneath the base with a hole so that the bulb could protrude thru and sit inside the flame.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: Sjefke on April 17, 2014, 09:26:10 PM
Oh no, you melted one of those new Figma Indies? Are we related? Sounds like something I would do.

LOL yeah we most likely are and yeah it was the Figma Indy. His head and right arm were totally to far gone to help, on a god note thou I have extra parts and hands for when I get a few more of them.

Hemble,

Do you repaint the entire figure in your customs? I know you seal and putty the joints. If you do, do you prime the entire piece, or just apply the paint straight? Also, what paints do you prefer to use on figs?

Thanks!

Hey BigKev, I do repaint the entire figure and I don't prime the figure/s I just give them a good was with warm soapy water and then rinse off and let them dry. I use Vallejo and Games Workshop paints as I personally find these to be the best especially for adhering and no brush strokes and if you need anything else please don't hesitate to ask.

Ron

I agree.  Vallejo paints are the best, but I use a white plastic primer.

Hemble
Do you stalk the Smithsonian?  Your dios are gorgeous even at this stage.  I'm taking notes for when I take on Jabba's palace.

BigKev
I didnt know you customized.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2014, 09:27:06 PM
now with lights on in different lighting.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2014, 09:32:49 PM





Quote

I agree.  Vallejo paints are the best, but I use a white plastic primer.

Hemble
Do you stalk the Smithsonian?  Your dios are gorgeous even at this stage.

BigKev
I didnt know you customized.

Thanks mate and I wish I could see the Smithsonian the inspiration would be amazing. I have to change my comment on primers, the only time I use primers is on vehicles as they are much larger.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: BigKev on April 17, 2014, 09:44:24 PM
Sjefke,

What primer and why?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: Tamer on April 18, 2014, 04:23:15 AM
Hemble plus dios plus adding lights equals over the top fantastic. I love the light work on these. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: the kit fisto on April 18, 2014, 03:01:42 PM
Like the fire too, did you use the glue gun to recreate it ?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" WIP P54 16/04/14
Post by: r1bb1t on April 18, 2014, 04:45:14 PM
now with lights on in different lighting.



Gorgeous work, Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2014, 07:41:05 PM
Hi All,

Hemble plus dios plus adding lights equals over the top fantastic. I love the light work on these. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Like the fire too, did you use the glue gun to recreate it ?

Thanks mate and the fire was done by using woodland scenics water affects.

now with lights on in different lighting.



Gorgeous work, Ron.

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: the kit fisto on April 19, 2014, 09:34:08 AM
Looks like a good resin who harden fast is'nt it ?
Could be useful to create waterfall ot whatever fallingwater effect, or even ice stalagtite or stalagmite
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
Looks like a good resin who harden fast is'nt it ?
Could be useful to create waterfall ot whatever fallingwater effect, or even ice stalagtite or stalagmite

The best way to describe it is once it dries it is like a rubbery fill to it which then can be stuck to almost any service using some woodland realistic water. And it is actually designed for waterfalls, ice and ice stalaglites and stalagmaites.

I used it on an older dio has a waterfall pics below.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw8.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/aw12.jpg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: smeagol92055 on April 21, 2014, 09:23:05 PM
That is amazingly realistic. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: hemble on April 24, 2014, 12:50:46 AM
That is amazingly realistic. Great stuff!

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy - Tomb of Horus 6" complete P55 18/04/14
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2014, 09:55:16 PM
Hi All,

I have slowly been building Lance Quazers prize from the Mayan Secret photo novel comp which is Indy's office from TLC. The base is foam core cut to size and glued together.

The window frame shelves, table and chair (not in pics) are made from balsa wood, I used the thin clear plastic from the 6" black series boxe's for the windows and the latch and handles are from some 1/35 scale parts I hade in the bits box.

The some of the artifacts on the shelves are pieces of high density foam cut and designs scribed into them using a sharp pencil, there are pieces from the hasbro Indy line. Some other pieces are from Spry that he sent me when we did a trade and some pieces from a spare 1/6 scale map room I have had for a while.

I'm attempting to make a desk fan and phone from plasticard and find something to use as boilers.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office WIP P55 25/05/14
Post by: Tamer on May 25, 2014, 07:18:11 AM
Looks great. Wow, LQ is gonna be one happy dude! Off to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office WIP P55 25/05/14
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2014, 10:22:07 PM
Looks great. Wow, LQ is gonna be one happy dude! Off to the front page.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office WIP P55 25/05/14
Post by: hemble on June 17, 2014, 03:09:37 AM
Hi All,

I didn't get a chance to complete LQ comp dio before I had to go field but it is finally complete. Sorry for the poor quality pics but the weather here as been really crappy so I haven't been able to do my usual outdoor shots.

The boilers were made using old paint containers some 1/35th scale take wheels and some bendy straws. The file cabinet was made using plasti card and the large urn was made using a smaller paint container with tissue paper with a very small amount of plaster of paris.

The books and papers/maps on the desk are from Hasbro TLC Henry figure and the other items are either from the internet or hand drawn. Indy is a Hasbro TLC Henry and the head is made from a TOD lower head with a KOTCS upper head.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office WIP P55 25/05/14
Post by: hemble on June 17, 2014, 03:13:23 AM
1 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office Complete P56 17/06/14
Post by: Tamer on June 17, 2014, 04:58:47 AM
Wow, wish I had won this contest! Just awesome Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office Complete P56 17/06/14
Post by: jkno on June 18, 2014, 03:38:38 AM
This looks very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office Complete P56 17/06/14
Post by: hemble on June 18, 2014, 10:16:48 PM
Hi All,

Tamer & jkno - Thanks guys and glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office Complete P56 17/06/14
Post by: hemble on July 06, 2014, 12:13:27 AM
Hi All,

I have always loved the Argonauts movie and when Revoltech released these amazing articulated skeletons I knew I had to get some and make a small diorama with them.
 
Skeletons - The Skeletons are from Revoltech and have been put into the poses I liked and then the joints were superglued and then puttied. I decided to make the swords and shields a little more like they have been in the ground for a while and gave them some rust and dirt affects using pastel chalks.
 
Base - The base is a small picture frame from a $2 shop and the ground was done by mixing plaster of paris, very small rocks and potty mix and added to the base. The turned up soil was done by allowing the mixer to almost dry and with a tooth pick I just started to fold the mixer of and split it apart. The column is also from the Revoltech Skeleton set and I had to use two sets to make one column, I then glued the two together and then puttied up the gaps and the placed it onto the base.

The skeletons, weapons/shields, column and ground work were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy's office Complete P56 17/06/14
Post by: hemble on July 06, 2014, 12:14:41 AM
few more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: Tamer on July 06, 2014, 05:59:20 AM
Wow, this looks fantastic! I was just talking about this movie with Darth Sinister. Off the share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: Sjefke on July 06, 2014, 08:03:57 AM
Ron
What a blast from the past.  I loved that movie as a kid.  I doubt the CGI generation ever heard of it.

Amazing job as usual.

Jeff
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: darthcrassus on July 06, 2014, 09:54:53 AM
Nice display. These skeleton figures actually make good enemies for the Figma Link. They're close to in scale.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: hemble on July 06, 2014, 11:56:39 PM
Wow, this looks fantastic! I was just talking about this movie with Darth Sinister. Off the share.

Thanks Shawn and that is funny as I decided to watch this movie on Friday with the boy and that gave me teh idea for this.

Ron
What a blast from the past.  I loved that movie as a kid.  I doubt the CGI generation ever heard of it.

Amazing job as usual.

Jeff

Cheers Jeff and your probably right about that, the poor buugers don't know what their missing.

Nice display. These skeleton figures actually make good enemies for the Figma Link. They're close to in scale.

Thanks mate and I haven't see a Revoltech Link but I would presume they would be.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 08, 2014, 04:58:44 PM
Ron this outstanding and  truly is a blast from the past !! This was my favorite scene in the movie and you have captured it perfectly !! Bravo sir  ....... Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2014, 03:16:14 AM
Ron this outstanding and  truly is a blast from the past !! This was my favorite scene in the movie and you have captured it perfectly !! Bravo sir  ....... Art

Thanks Heaps Art.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 5" Jason and the Argonauts Skeletons P56 06/07/14
Post by: hemble on August 23, 2014, 06:38:05 PM
Hi All,

Well the biggest thing I've been waiting for besides the SW 6" figures is NECA's POTA Classic line and I finally got my hands on the series 1 set which includes Cornelius, Dr Zaius and Gorilla Soldier.

These figures are AWESOME the detail is spot and the likeness is again spot on the articulation is very good as well but you all know what I think of articulation  ;D.

Anyway I am GOING APE for a few customs and to start of with I will be doing small dios with each character. Cornelius is first up and I will have him in his office collecting paperwork and maps etc to show Dr Zaius so he get permission to venture back into the neutral zone.

The pics show the basic outline so far with the base being done with foam core and this will be covered with plaster cloth to give it a more stone look.

The table is done using high density foam and the chair is done with foam core and high density foam and these will be covered with either plaster or plaser cloth.

more WIP soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P56 24/08/14
Post by: Tamer on August 24, 2014, 06:23:31 AM
Fantastic Ron. Can't wait to see how this turns out. Let me go front page this.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P56 24/08/14
Post by: hemble on August 24, 2014, 11:46:18 PM
Fantastic Ron. Can't wait to see how this turns out. Let me go front page this.

Cheers Shawn and I'll have more pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P56 24/08/14
Post by: hemble on August 25, 2014, 12:53:10 AM
Hi All,

A quick little update with base.

I covered the wall, floor, chair and table in plaster cloth and once dry covered that in watered down plaster of paris so it would sip into the cloth better. I then gave it a paint job to see how the colours would look and also put on two scrolls to show the the size of the table top.

I want to darken the wall a little so it's a sandy brown and darken the floor so that it is a sandy grey and then start on the shelves and then the trinkets, maps etc.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: Tamer on August 25, 2014, 02:48:14 AM
Wow, it is coming together nicely. Back to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on August 25, 2014, 10:42:18 AM
Wow this is another grand slam Ron ! you dont see this movie come up to often for customizing , and you have done an amazing job with this so far !!! Looking forward to seeing it completed !  .....Art
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: smeagol92055 on August 25, 2014, 12:09:44 PM
This is a great bit of scenery! All the better to vivisect those darn dirty humans in.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: hemble on August 25, 2014, 11:25:18 PM
Wow, it is coming together nicely. Back to the front page.

As always thanks heaps Shawn.

Wow this is another grand slam Ron ! you dont see this movie come up to often for customizing , and you have done an amazing job with this so far !!! Looking forward to seeing it completed !  .....Art

Cheers mate and your right you don't see alot of POTA custom but I have more I want to do so I can't wait to get stuck into them.

This is a great bit of scenery! All the better to vivisect those darn dirty humans in.

Thanks buddy, I have plans to make the cell area and disecting area I just need to find some 7" half naked humans.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: hemble on August 29, 2014, 09:39:37 PM
Hi All,

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new NECA POTA classic figures and I have to say I wasn't dissapointed,  these figures are execellent from the details on the uniform to the head sculpts are spoton.  My only bitch is the paint apps on the faces so I dcided to repaint Cornelius and mack a small display for him.

The display depicts him in his office and keeping in mind that he is an archaeoligist I wanted to make display with some relics,  maps and equipment in the office. My two kids kept nagging me not to cover the joints like the usual statue type diorama's that I usually do so who am I to argue with two critics LOL.
 
RECIPE
       
Cornelius - as mentioned before is from NECA and he was given a complete repaint, I paid particluar attention to the face and hands as the final made him look really pivved off. I also repainted the body and gave the outfit some subtle washes and drybrushing to bring out the details.
 
Base - The base is made from foam core and then I used plaster cloth to cover the base and I also made the window using the plaster cloth. Once dry I covered the plaster cloth with more plaster, I made the table and chair using high density foam and foam core and covered them in plaster cloth and plaster.

The shelf was made using left over balsa wood and the artifacts are parts from some other 7" figures and the rope is some leather that was repainted and the backpacks are from some 12" figures that have been altered.

The scrolls on the table are just pieces of paper rolled up and painted and the map was done by drawing the design in pencil and then painting over that and the pencil is a piece of plasticard which was painted, I also cut some paper to size to look like notes and drew on the first page with a pencil.
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA WIP P57 25/08/14
Post by: hemble on August 29, 2014, 09:40:59 PM
few more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA complete P57 30/08/14
Post by: Tamer on August 31, 2014, 07:14:58 AM
Wow, fantastic like your usual work. Off to share yet again.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA complete P57 30/08/14
Post by: spudafett on August 31, 2014, 08:29:10 AM
amazing work.  I saw these at a local peddler's mall toy booth and nearly bought them... being a HUGE Planet of the Apes fan since I was a child I've loved all the movies, and even enjoyed the remakes! 

Your diorama's are fantastic.  I agree with your kids though, it's a toy, leave the joints so that you can re-pose him in the dio if you get the notion!  Just as a nod to the movie (although I know it's not the right scene to put this in) you should add a small paper airplane.  :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA complete P57 30/08/14
Post by: maxx-replicas on August 31, 2014, 11:58:34 AM
Another amazing work from you **allthumbsup** love the details !!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA complete P57 30/08/14
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2014, 12:01:54 AM
Wow, fantastic like your usual work. Off to share yet again.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

amazing work.  I saw these at a local peddler's mall toy booth and nearly bought them... being a HUGE Planet of the Apes fan since I was a child I've loved all the movies, and even enjoyed the remakes! 

Your diorama's are fantastic.  I agree with your kids though, it's a toy, leave the joints so that you can re-pose him in the dio if you get the notion!  Just as a nod to the movie (although I know it's not the right scene to put this in) you should add a small paper airplane.  :)

Cheers mate and yeah I have to agree with and the kids on this one the joints had to saty untouched.  I did't think of the paper airplane I might have to make one and it to the dio.

Another amazing work from you **allthumbsup** love the details !!!

Cheers mate and glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Cornelius POTA complete P57 30/08/14
Post by: hemble on September 03, 2014, 11:50:56 PM
Hi All,

Here is another POTA WIP dio, this one depicts the apes heading down into the subway to search for any enemies.

The base is foam core with plasticard simulating the tiles which were superglued to the foam and the also made from foamcore. Once dry I used plaster cloth to build up the stone and then used plaster cloth on the stairs.

Once the plaster cloth was dry I used watered down plaster on the stairs to cover the plaster cloth. I then used the left over watered down plaster and mixed in some fine sand and covered the stone area.

The Gorilla Soldier has had his joints superglued and he will have his joints puttied up and then he will be painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio WIP P57 04/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 05, 2014, 03:13:02 AM
Wow, another great looking POTA Dio. Off to share. You are making me want to go back and watch those old movies.

What did you think of the newest series (prequels I guess you would call them)?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio WIP P57 04/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 05, 2014, 03:49:03 AM
Wow, another great looking POTA Dio. Off to share. You are making me want to go back and watch those old movies.

What did you think of the newest series (prequels I guess you would call them)?

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah the old movies are still awesome I have been a huge fan ever since I was a kid. I think they have done such an amazing job with the graphics and the story line and I hear they are going or have started on the next one.

The next one should be when the lost ship from the first new movie lands back on earth so hopefully we will see the Taylor, Cornelius and Zira fingers crossed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio WIP P57 04/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 06, 2014, 11:37:47 PM
Hi All,

I wanted to make another POTA dio and this time round I used the NECA Gorilla and had him in a scene depicting him coming down into the subway where Brent and Nova first came down. Again my two kids ask me not to cover the joints like the usual statue type diorama's that I usually do,  I painted the base and figure using Vallejo and GW paints and pastels.
 
RECIPE
       
Gorilla Soldier - as mentioned before is from NECA and he and his equipment were given a complete repaint, I paid particluar attention to the face and eyes. I also repainted the body and gave the outfit some subtle washes and drybrushing to bring out the details.
 
Base - The base is made from foam core as are the stairs and then I used plaster cloth to cover the base and used plaster cloth to build up the stone/molten rock. The tiles are plasticard from Evergreens and you can pick it up from any good hobby shop.

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio WIP P57 04/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 06, 2014, 11:39:00 PM
4 more

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 07, 2014, 03:19:12 AM
Wow, that didn't take long. Looks great. I like how you can see the facial features, especially the eyes, so much better in the custom version. Makes me wish NECA has the SW License I will definitely say that!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 07, 2014, 09:06:04 AM
 Outstanding work Ron ! you have captured the look and feel perfectly ! Hope you have something lined up for the good Dr Zaius ! I like the facial work you did much better. Now i am hoping NECA puts out Taylor , Nova, and Zira.  Would love to see your take on the ending scene where  taylor sees the Statue Of Liberty ! I know you could pull that off nicely ....Art 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 07, 2014, 11:15:32 PM
Wow, that didn't take long. Looks great. I like how you can see the facial features, especially the eyes, so much better in the custom version. Makes me wish NECA has the SW License I will definitely say that!

Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah the details in these figures are amazing they just need a little paint to bring it out. And how cool would that be to have NECA do a SW line the figures would be stunning.

Outstanding work Ron ! you have captured the look and feel perfectly ! Hope you have something lined up for the good Dr Zaius ! I like the facial work you did much better. Now i am hoping NECA puts out Taylor , Nova, and Zira.  Would love to see your take on the ending scene where  taylor sees the Statue Of Liberty ! I know you could pull that off nicely ....Art 

Cheers mate and Zaius I have either the scene where he is holding the doll in Cornelius dig site from POTA or where he is next to the controls to the atomic bomb from BTPOTA, I'm deciding which one.

NECA have Zira coming but I hope the do a Taylor and Nova as the end scene is a must do for sure. The only problem is getting a horse in 7" scale I've looked so that I can do a mounted gorilla but with no luck.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: maxx-replicas on September 08, 2014, 12:35:51 PM
Another great "Mini-Diorama" from you - again (as usual) a very nice scenery. Your repaint
of the figure looks MUCH better than the original - especially the face and the eyes. I love your work - really !!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 08, 2014, 09:02:18 PM
Another great "Mini-Diorama" from you - again (as usual) a very nice scenery. Your repaint
of the figure looks MUCH better than the original - especially the face and the eyes. I love your work - really !!!

Thanks heaps buddy and really glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 7" Gorilla Soldier Dio Complete P58 09/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2014, 12:45:34 AM
Hi All,

Well here is another POTA WIP dio but this time the figures joints will be superglued and puttied up and the kids don't have a say in this one  ;D.

This dio will be called HUNTED and will depict a Expanded Universe scenario where the astronaut is on the run from the apes and will be between POTA and BTPOTA.

The base is built up with hugh density foam and tree is a dead branch I cut off the back garden tree. The astronaut's body is from artasylum 7" Enterprise line as I like the look of the suit and it almost looks like the astronauts suit from POTA.

The head is from artasylum's Star Trek TOS Scotty figure and the pistol is from the pats box and sorry can't remember what line it's from. And the Gorilla is from NECA's POTA original series line.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2014, 04:47:35 AM
All I know is this looks good on our front page now. You just make me shake my head your stuff is so awesome Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: Mr. Black on September 14, 2014, 06:30:25 AM
That's a cool work in progress there, Ron. Reminds me of that mini dio you did with the Rebel pilot on the run.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: Sjefke on September 14, 2014, 07:08:59 AM
Wow, Ron. 
Your dios really bring back the memories.    I like that subway tile.  For some reason,  that caught my eye when is saw the sequel in the theatre. You must be close to my demographic to have a passion for these older SF films.  (Freakin ancient as my kids would say). 
Nice that your kids take interest in your craft.  How old are they?  Mine are entering their teen/ tween years and are losing interest  action figures.  ¤~?#!* XBox. >:(   Guess I get to use all those clones for fodder.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: BlackThorne on September 14, 2014, 02:28:54 PM
These two dios could be parts of an awesome POA series
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2014, 05:10:28 PM
All I know is this looks good on our front page now. You just make me shake my head your stuff is so awesome Ron!

Thanks heaps Shawn and as always I really appreciate the FP coverage.

That's a cool work in progress there, Ron. Reminds me of that mini dio you did with the Rebel pilot on the run.

Cheers mate and your spot on I stole that idea and transfered it to this one.

Wow, Ron. 
Your dios really bring back the memories.    I like that subway tile.  For some reason,  that caught my eye when is saw the sequel in the theatre. You must be close to my demographic to have a passion for these older SF films.  (Freakin ancient as my kids would say). 
Nice that your kids take interest in your craft.  How old are they?  Mine are entering their teen/ tween years and are losing interest  action figures.  ¤~?#!* XBox. >:(   Guess I get to use all those clones for fodder.

Thanks heaps buddy and yeah I'm in that Freakin ancient area as well;D, I grea up watching the POTA movies and TV series and even had all the Mego POTA figures. The daughter is 10 and teh boy is 5 and they are awesome critics no holding back with telling the truth when it comes to my work, I have changed many a paint job or dio base because they didn't like it.

The boy loves the XBOX especially anything Halo but he loves to check out my work to make sure I'm doing it right :D, The daughter she is artistic like her old man she loves to draw and make small dios for her schielch animals from time to time.

These two dios could be parts of an awesome POA series

Thanks mate I really want to do two to three dios from each movie once I get a chance which would look very cool.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2014, 07:55:43 PM
Hi All,

Guys sorry there were no more WIP pics my wife decided to take my camera away with her when she went and saw Robbie Williams in concert, why she would want to take pics of him has me baffled ;D

This dio depicts Commander Hunter Hembling being the only survivor after his space craft crashed landed in the outer rims of the forbidden zone. After a few days travelling he comes across a dirt road and then suddenly he is fired apon, he looks where the shots had come from and to his surprise he see's Gorillas brandishing weapons.

Hembling flees for the forest and takes refuge waist deep in a muddy river bed where he sits and waits with his pistol at the ready and hopefully the Gorillas will completely miss him. He waits in the muddy river for over an hour and he thinks they have missed him then suddenly he hears foot steps and he knows that a Gorilla is just above him and he realizes that he is still being HUNTED.
 
RECIPE
       
Gorilla Soldier - is from NECA and he has had he's joints superglued then puttied up and then given a complete repaint, again I paid particluar attention to the face and eyes. I also repainted the body and gave the outfit some subtle washes and drybrushing to bring out the details.
 
Commander Hunter Hembling  - I gave him my son's name and this figure has the body from a Artasylum's Star Trek Enterprise Archer and the head from Artasylum's TOS Scotty. The head was given a beard and new hair and the insignia and flag where found on the net and downsized and prined out and the name tag was done  using PSP-6 and the pistol was from the parts box.
 
Base - The base was first built up using left over pieces of high density foam and then glued in position, I then got a piece of branch from the back garden and used that as a tree trunk and glued and pinned that into place.

I then covered the foam using plaster cloth strips and kept using them till I had the look I wanted. I let the plaster cloth dry then painted it dark brown and then covered the base with dirt, small twigs and bark I got from the back garden and ground it up into small pieces.

The vines and grass I got from the backyard and I let them dry for about an hour and then sprayed them with dull coate and then I painted them. I also used small ready made shrubs from Army Painter as well. The muddy water was done by mixing light brown paint with Woodland Scenics Realistic water then added that to the base.
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio WIP P58 14/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2014, 07:58:05 PM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 22, 2014, 03:04:05 AM
Wow, this is great. Looks even better on our front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: maxx-replicas on September 22, 2014, 10:05:11 AM
Another great idea for a "mini-diorama" and outstanding craftsmanship from you ... as usual ;)

***allthumbsup***  :D
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2014, 01:24:53 PM
Wow, this is great. Looks even better on our front page.

Cheers Shawn

Another great idea for a "mini-diorama" and outstanding craftsmanship from you ... as usual ;)

***allthumbsup***  :D

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 22, 2014, 03:40:27 PM
Once again Ron you have made another beautiful piece. I imagined something similar  along the lines of a ( what if) had Landon  managed to hide before the apes captured him ! It fits in as a nice deleted scene ! Excellent as always, your making me want to put the movie on tonight with a nice bowl of popcorn ! But on another note i would love to hear the rest of the story to Commander Hunter Hembling haha
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 23, 2014, 01:27:26 AM
Once again Ron you have made another beautiful piece. I imagined something similar  along the lines of a ( what if) had Landon  managed to hide before the apes captured him ! It fits in as a nice deleted scene ! Excellent as always, your making me want to put the movie on tonight with a nice bowl of popcorn ! But on another note i would love to hear the rest of the story to Commander Hunter Hembling haha

Thanks mate and glad you liked it and Hunter asked what happened to him and I told him that he got away from the apes and is trying to find a way back home. He looked at me with a happy expression and said well least I'm alive (LOL you got to love the way they think).

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: DarthSinister on September 23, 2014, 09:25:32 AM
Hey Ron,
I'm a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes and I gotta say these are just awesome! All of these Dios bring back the films. The last one, however, reminds me of the 'Apes' magazines from the 1970's. They were EU stories and had these unbelievable covers and great stories inside. Here's one of those covers that your latest Dio makes me think of:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hkOcNIOmjy0/TiSzIk1fUbI/AAAAAAAACeE/a56VUz2n1s0/s1600/poa.bmp)

I'd love to see you do something in the Forbidden Zone, with a mutant and their bomb and a gorilla soldier.   

Again fine, fine work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2014, 06:42:59 PM
Hey Ron,
I'm a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes and I gotta say these are just awesome! All of these Dios bring back the films. The last one, however, reminds me of the 'Apes' magazines from the 1970's. They were EU stories and had these unbelievable covers and great stories inside. Here's one of those covers that your latest Dio makes me think of:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hkOcNIOmjy0/TiSzIk1fUbI/AAAAAAAACeE/a56VUz2n1s0/s1600/poa.bmp)

I'd love to see you do something in the Forbidden Zone, with a mutant and their bomb and a gorilla soldier.   

Again fine, fine work!

Thanks DS and I love that comic cover I think thatwould look great as a dio and I am looking at doing some Forbidden zone dios around xmas time when I am on leave.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 26, 2014, 02:22:55 AM
That would make a cool dio. Great comic cover. I am so gonna go back and watch some of those old movies. I don't know which one, but the one with all of the Apes playing dead and Cornelious tricking the one large ape into revealing he hurt his son is perhaps my favorite movie. Glad to hear more POTA is coming our way.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 26, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
That would make a cool dio. Great comic cover. I am so gonna go back and watch some of those old movies. I don't know which one, but the one with all of the Apes playing dead and Cornelious tricking the one large ape into revealing he hurt his son is perhaps my favorite movie. Glad to hear more POTA is coming our way.

The thing I like about this comic cover is the colours on the uniform as it's a brown instead of the purple colour we usually see on the apes. And your thinking of Battle of the Planet of the Apes and good choice besides this one Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes are my favourites.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: DarthSinister on September 27, 2014, 07:41:07 AM
Yep, that was 'Battle' and that time Roddey McDowell was playing Caeser who was Cornelius and Zira's son. Under the Gorilla make up was Claude Akins from various westerns and TV shows. He later went on to play Sheriff Lobo on 'B J and the Bear'... another monkey show.

Ron, if you like that cover you should see some of the other ones. I have a raggedy partial collection of these Mags from when I was a kid. The stories were fantastic, they gave a whole other side to the films that has never been explored. Here's a link a gallery of the covers... http://www.pota.goatley.com/marvel/ (http://www.pota.goatley.com/marvel/)

Here's another one of my favorites...

(http://www.pota.goatley.com/marvel/marvel_cover_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2014, 08:45:27 PM
Hi All,

DarthSinister - Mate thanks heaps for the link and yeah I'm with you on the squid cover that would be an amazing dio to do.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 29, 2014, 07:33:39 PM
Hi All,

The thing I remember the most about POTA was seeing the gorilla's on horse back for the first time so I decided to do one on horse back in a relaxed pose but being vigilant.
 
RECIPE
 
Gorilla Soldier & Horse - is from NECA and he has had he's joints superglued then puttied up and then given a complete repaint, again I paid particluar attention to the face and eyes and gave him an open mouth by cutting his mouth open and then using AVES Fixit sculpt to sculpt the teeth.  I also repainted the body and gave the outfit some subtle washes and drybrushing to bring out the details.

The horse is from a company called Breyer and is 1/12 scale and works pretty well with the 7" figures. This horse was all black so I decided to give it a brown colour and this was done by using Vallejo paints and pastels.

I made the saddle and bridle from left over pieces of lever and used small O-rings and 1/6 scale buckles for the rigging,  the stirups were made using plasicard and the the then leather was used to make the holders.

The rifle bag was made using left over leather and the rope is some spare 1/6 scale rope I had in the bits box. The rolls were made using a old 1/6 scale German uniform and the straps were made using 1/6 German Y-straps.
 
Base - The base was first built up using left over pieces of high density foam and then plaster cloth was used to cover the foam. I then gave the plaster cloth a paint over using dark brwon paint and once that dried I used a mix of dirt and potty mix to use a ground cover.

Once the ground cover dried I gave it a wash of dark brown then once dry gave it a drybrush of light brown. The grass was done by using railway modellers static grass and was applied and left to dry and gave it a wash of medium green and the drybushed it light green once it dried.

The tall clumps of grass were done by going into he back yard and picking reall clumps of grass out of the ground,  I then let it dry for about an hour then gave it a spray of dull coate and then gave it a wash of light green.

The smaller clumps of grass I used are from The Army Painter and the come as small clumps and all you have to do is pull them of the sheets and then attach them to the base using a small amount of superglue.
 
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Hunted Dio complete P58 22/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 29, 2014, 07:35:09 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: Tamer on September 30, 2014, 02:47:21 PM
Wow, that just looks great. Even better on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2014, 02:56:49 PM
Wow, that just looks great. Even better on the front page.

Thanks heaps Shawn and as always I really appreciate the FP exposure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 30, 2014, 03:58:55 PM
 Ron , Excellent as always ! Your making me run out of words to say without repeating myself lol ! I really  like this one its simple but again captures that moment like you said when you first see the gorilla on horse back  !  Great job painting and  on the mouth especially !!! Keep them coming
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2014, 04:33:39 PM
Ron , Excellent as always ! Your making me run out of words to say without repeating myself lol ! I really  like this one its simple but again captures that moment like you said when you first see the gorilla on horse back  !  Great job painting and  on the mouth especially !!! Keep them coming

Cheers mate and I'll be doing some more POTA after I do a few SW dios.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: DarthSinister on September 30, 2014, 07:36:31 PM
Iconic!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2014, 08:18:09 PM
Iconic!

That it is and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: BigKev on September 30, 2014, 09:40:34 PM
It's outstanding, Mr. Hemble! I'm such a fan of your work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2014, 09:55:57 PM
It's outstanding, Mr. Hemble! I'm such a fan of your work.

Thanks heaps BigK.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - POTA-Gorilla on horse P59 30/09/14
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2014, 04:27:48 AM
Hi All,

Most of you know that I love custominzing different action figure movie lines so when I saw a crossover comic cover for a Star Trek and Planet of the Apes comic I thought how cool would it be to do the apes in Trek garp.

I am in three minds  :-\ as to what type of dio to do and would like you guys and gals help to decide so I have added a poll.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Tamer on October 19, 2014, 04:49:34 AM
Well thats pretty cool. I need to find that comic, bet that was a fun read.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2014, 05:14:37 AM
Well thats pretty cool. I need to find that comic, bet that was a fun read.

Hey Shawn,

I only have seen two comic covers for it as I don't think the comic comes out till next year and the cover I did see was that of General Ursus sitting in Kirk's chair aboard the Enterprise.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Tamer on October 19, 2014, 01:17:43 PM
The only thing that would be better than POTA meets Star Trek is POTA meets Star Wars!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2014, 02:20:20 PM
The only thing that would be better than POTA meets Star Trek is POTA meets Star Wars!

That's true and stop giving me idea's damn you Shawn, see I started already ;D

Gorilla - Han
Cornilius - Luke
Zaius - Kenobi
Zira - Leia

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Tamer on October 20, 2014, 02:22:39 AM
LOL! Well I put your Star Trek pic on the front page in hopes other folks can share their opinions too! Mine is but one of many!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on October 20, 2014, 02:37:27 AM
LOL! Well I put your Star Trek pic on the front page in hopes other folks can share their opinions too! Mine is but one of many!

Always appreciate yours and the other members support Shawn thanks mate
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: spudafett on October 20, 2014, 04:07:15 AM
definitely the captain's chair.  Freaking awesome Idea.  I almost bought one of these a while back JUST BECAUSE of your awesome dio's with them.  I really want a gorilla soldier on horseback for my display case... 
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on October 20, 2014, 04:20:20 AM
definitely the captain's chair.  Freaking awesome Idea.  I almost bought one of these a while back JUST BECAUSE of your awesome dio's with them.  I really want a gorilla soldier on horseback for my display case...

Hey Devin thanks for the input and the kinds words mate I really appreciate it and the more I think about it the more I have to agree the Captains chair might be the way to go. As for the Gorilla on horseback go for it mate you will do an execellent job of doing one on horseback..
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Sjefke on October 20, 2014, 07:55:27 AM
If you're looking for iconic options,  may I suggest a transporter room diorama?

Simian Wars!
Also very cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Tamer on October 20, 2014, 10:44:36 AM
Get Cornelius in a Hoth Outfit on top of a Taun Taun!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: Sjefke on October 20, 2014, 03:36:25 PM
Get Cornelius in a Hoth Outfit on top of a Taun Taun!
Don't do the trash compactor scene!
Wet gorillas, chimps and orangutans in sewage?
That'll give the line, "Damn, dirty apes!"  a whole new meaning.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 20, 2014, 03:48:14 PM
Love the crossover Ron ! i voted all three would be winners in my book  cant wait to see !
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on October 20, 2014, 11:39:23 PM
If you're looking for iconic options,  may I suggest a transporter room diorama?

Simian Wars!
Also very cool.

Don't do the trash compactor scene!
Wet gorillas, chimps and orangutans in sewage?
That'll give the line, "Damn, dirty apes!"  a whole new meaning.

I never thought about the transporter cool idea thanks mate and I can just smell wet fur already  ;D

Get Cornelius in a Hoth Outfit on top of a Taun Taun!

Stop it Shawn you already are a naughty boy for suggesting the SW crossover to me. ;D

Love the crossover Ron ! i voted all three would be winners in my book  cant wait to see !

Cheers mate and if once the voting is complete and I like the way they look I will be doing more crossover for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2015, 09:13:40 PM
Hi All,

Well finally got around to finishing this guy and he was the inspiration from a new comic book that is coming out called Star Trek - Planet of the Apes - The Primate Directive.

The Ape - has the head and body from NECA's original serie's Gorilla soldier and the arms, hands and shirt from Artasylum's Star Trek series. The while figure was put into the pose similar to the comic cover except for the helmet as I only have one of those and that is for another project.

I then super glued the joints and puttied the joints and then used putty to add fur to the top of the hands, neck and the small patch on the right arm. Once the sculpting was done I used tissue paper to cover the uniform and painted him using Vallejo and GW paints.

The Chair - I found the chair at a garage sale but it was missing it's button panels so I made some using plasti card and then I painted the chair using Vallejo paints.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Apes dio/Poll P60 19/10/14
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2015, 09:14:53 PM
4 close up pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: Tamer on January 06, 2015, 06:38:32 AM
Just one fantastic combining of genres here. Love it. Off to share.

I could easily seeing you getting a hulk body or something like that and making another one of these too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: hemble on January 07, 2015, 02:49:08 PM
Just one fantastic combining of genres here. Love it. Off to share.

I could easily seeing you getting a hulk body or something like that and making another one of these too.

Cheers Shawn and I a hulk body would work really well for this thanks for the info.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: ironpanda on January 08, 2015, 10:30:52 AM
Wow! very nice paintjob!!! especially the yellow shirt looks totally convincing!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2015, 03:23:47 AM
Wow! very nice paintjob!!! especially the yellow shirt looks totally convincing!!!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: TSHobbies on January 10, 2015, 08:15:11 AM
that is a cool idea..and very well executed. sorta reminds me of the last seen in Planet of the Apes (Wahlberg one) when he arrives back to earth and the Apes are in charge. I could see a Star Trek version with a transporter accident during beaming, when the away team comes back the crew of the Enterprise are all apes .  0//
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: hemble on January 12, 2015, 03:41:24 AM
that is a cool idea..and very well executed. sorta reminds me of the last seen in Planet of the Apes (Wahlberg one) when he arrives back to earth and the Apes are in charge. I could see a Star Trek version with a transporter accident during beaming, when the away team comes back the crew of the Enterprise are all apes .  0//

I like the idea of the transporter accident and thanks for the comments.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Trek Ape dio complete P61 06/01/15
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2015, 12:42:32 AM
Hi All,

I have an AT-AT driver I'm doing for Shawn and while I was covering the joints on the figure I decided to mix some extra putty and pose and superglue and cover the joints for a Battle of the Planet of the Apes figure dio (modern version) that I'm planning on doing.

The figures are Ceasar and Luca wave 2 Dawn figures and the weapons I have had in the parts box for years and I think they are from Marvels Punisher figure from Toy Biz.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2015, 03:14:49 AM
Nice. I am running out of time this week (sick daughter), but I had to get this on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2015, 04:54:38 AM
Nice. I am running out of time this week (sick daughter), but I had to get this on the front page.

Thanks Shawn and I hope she gets better soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2015, 01:21:29 AM
Hi All,

Here is a quick pic of the finished figure/dio I will get my normal out door pics tomorrow and then post them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 11, 2015, 06:48:34 AM
Fantastic work again Ron !  As always cant wait to see whats next !
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: Tamer on April 11, 2015, 07:29:53 AM
Makes me want to watch the movie again. Daggone I would like an ending where the two sides could works things out and really live together in peace to rebuild civilization. Awesome and quick work Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2015, 07:31:22 PM
Fantastic work again Ron !  As always cant wait to see whats next !

Thanks mate.

Makes me want to watch the movie again. Daggone I would like an ending where the two sides could works things out and really live together in peace to rebuild civilization. Awesome and quick work Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I'm the opposite I would like to see a movie for the first 10-15 min with a full on battle and then it fast forwards to when the Icarus crash lands and start from there.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2015, 07:37:01 PM
Hi All,

Well here are the out door pics and with the base it was built up using foam core and one side the paper was taken off and I then carved cracks into the foam and then got a small rock and pushed it into the foam to simulate a tar road.

The small shrubs are from Army painter and the grass is from a company that makes paper grass and plants sorry can't remember the companies name. The dirt I got from the back garden.

The base and figure were painted and weathered using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP 7" P61 08/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2015, 07:38:04 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA complete 7" P62 12/04/15
Post by: Tamer on April 12, 2015, 07:01:04 AM
I always appreciate you sharing exactly how you do things. You really don't give the rest of us much excuse not to try some of this out. Looks fantastic. Off to share the final reveal images.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA complete 7" P62 12/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2015, 10:23:03 PM
I always appreciate you sharing exactly how you do things. You really don't give the rest of us much excuse not to try some of this out. Looks fantastic. Off to share the final reveal images.

Cheers Shawn and more then happy to let people how I do things.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA complete 7" P62 12/04/15
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2015, 04:18:06 AM
Hi All,

Here is some WIP of Luca he is 80% complete, I have almost completed the painting and weathering by using so far Vallejo paints. The M60 is from the old Marvel Punisher figure and the rounds are from a 1/6 German machine gun.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP Luca 7" P62 28/04/15
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2015, 03:26:35 AM
Hi All,

Luca is done and as the norm I will get my usual out door done over the weekend.

The base is two 1/12 Stormtrooper bases glued together and the balsa wood was attached around the edges. The base was built up using High Density foam and it was broken apart to simulate a cracked and destroyed road, I used a small sandstones and pushed it into the foam to give it a tar road feel to it.

Once the foam road was dry I then used dirt from the back garden and covered the rest of the base and let that dry. The small shrubs are from Army builder and the taller grass I got from the back yard and dipped it into methylated spirits and let it dry for 24 hrs and then painted it.

The sign I printed off the net and glued them to thin pieces of plasti card and the pole is plasti card tube, I painted and weatherd everything using Vallejo and GW paints and pastel chalks.

NOTE - The reason I dipped grass into methylated spirits is that the spirits drys out the grass but doesn't let it crack or go brittle.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP Luca 7" P62 28/04/15
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2015, 07:13:43 PM
Hi All,

Here are the out door pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - BofTPotA WIP Luca 7" P62 28/04/15
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2015, 07:14:34 PM
three more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Luca 7" Complete P62 02/05/15
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2015, 03:11:52 AM
Wow, the custom figure is awesome. That base though is sheer genius. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Luca 7" Complete P62 02/05/15
Post by: hemble on May 05, 2015, 07:26:33 PM
Wow, the custom figure is awesome. That base though is sheer genius. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Luca 7" Complete P62 02/05/15
Post by: hemble on January 21, 2016, 04:32:53 AM
Hi All,

Started a new diorama today and decided to do the Bandai original X-wing. I decided to show it with maintenance crew starting to work on it just after it landed.

The X-wing is straight out of the box and is an awesome build and beautifully detailed. The pilots have been modified buy cutting the arms and heads off and giving them new heads from Preiser WW2 German figures.

The other figures are air crew and pilots from from bits box and the scaffolding was built using plasti card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Luca 7" Complete P62 02/05/15
Post by: hemble on January 21, 2016, 04:33:34 AM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 21/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 21, 2016, 04:39:44 PM
 That's going to look awesome when you finish. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 21/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 22, 2016, 06:17:58 AM
Still trying to recover from Bunker Assault and now this. Off to share bud.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 21/01/16
Post by: larifari on January 22, 2016, 08:24:59 AM
Can't wait!!  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 21/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2016, 03:30:57 PM
Hi All,

That's going to look awesome when you finish. Can't wait.

Cheers mate.

Still trying to recover from Bunker Assault and now this. Off to share bud.

Thanks buddy and LOL, I am also starting another dio at the same time I will post some pics soon over at the dio section.

Can't wait!!  ;)

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 21/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 01:11:40 AM
Hi All,

Finally have how I want the dio the to look. I have used 1/72 and 1/35 parts for the fuel lines that will be added once painted.

The power unit and flood light and barricade are made using 1/72, 1/35 and plastic card the small cargo vehicle was made using plasti card and the steering sticks andcrates are 1/72.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 23/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2016, 07:55:30 AM
You can read how I feel on the front page. Nice work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 03:46:49 PM
You can read how I feel on the front page. Nice work Ron.

Always appreciated Shawn thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 06:44:11 PM

Hi All,

Did some more work on the dio today, I started off by painting the airstrip area with a Vallejo Sky grey then once dry painted it Vallejo Medium Grey. Once the paint dried I then gave it a wash of matt black to give the cracks and joints more depth then I gave the base some oil spill marks using watered down matt black.

Once the paint dried I then used Vallejo's White and watered it down and very lightly brushed it over the grey to merge the black wash and grey together. Once the white wash was done I then used pastel chalks to give it some more worn look to it.

The grass area was given a base coat of Vallejo Brown and then left to dry and then I used Army Painter static grass to cover the area. Once everything was dry I then attached the fuel lines which was an old ear plug cord and cut o size and glued inplace.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 06:44:39 PM
2 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 08:49:07 PM
Hi All,

Painted the figures and have attached them to the base except for the pilot as I still need to paint the x-wing . The figures were painted using Vallejo Paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 08:49:56 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 08:50:29 PM
2 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 WIP P63 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 23, 2016, 11:55:27 PM
Hi All,

The dio is completed and I will get my usual outdoor pics in the next day or two.

The X-wing as with all Bandai SW kits was a great build and when I started painting the cockpit I decided that I wouldn't use any decals on it but I painted a few little grey panels. Once the overall washes were done and the weathering was done I was very happy that I didn't use any decals on it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 24, 2016, 06:48:03 AM
Two words.

Love It!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: CloneSniper78 on January 24, 2016, 08:16:21 AM
Good job as always Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 24, 2016, 10:21:01 AM
Wow! That is outstanding.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: Sjefke on January 24, 2016, 01:20:37 PM
Wow! That is outstanding.
Ditto

Ron
Where do you find the time?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 09:32:45 PM
Two words.

Love It!

Off to share.

Thank you Shawn.

Good job as always Ron!

Thanks mate.

Wow! That is outstanding.

Cheers mate.

Wow! That is outstanding.
Ditto

Ron
Where do you find the time?

Thanks mate and to be honest I always make sure that I can at least do 2 hours a day making dios and customs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 09:35:04 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 09:35:42 PM
more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 09:36:18 PM
more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 09:36:55 PM
Last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 25, 2016, 06:47:48 AM
This is fantastic. I just shared a Facebook Gallery you created. I don't think this was it though. Let me go look to see if you put that up on Facebook and I will share it. The outdoor pics are so much better with more light I guess? Still reeling from this one. So wanting to see something like this applied to a Snowspeeder with a Hoth Scene instead of the grass. I think it would look fantastic.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: larifari on January 26, 2016, 03:12:33 PM
Oooooh...Amazing work again!Beautiful!!!  :o
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2016, 08:04:18 PM
Hi All,

This is fantastic. I just shared a Facebook Gallery you created. I don't think this was it though. Let me go look to see if you put that up on Facebook and I will share it. The outdoor pics are so much better with more light I guess? Still reeling from this one. So wanting to see something like this applied to a Snowspeeder with a Hoth Scene instead of the grass. I think it would look fantastic.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I promise I will do a snowspeeder one in the very near future but I have a Tatooine one planned for the one I have now.

Oooooh...Amazing work again!Beautiful!!!  :o

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: jkno on February 02, 2016, 03:12:18 AM
Superb!! Next a TIE Fighter hangar?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - X-wing Maintenance 1/72 Complete P64 24/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 02, 2016, 03:22:43 AM
Superb!! Next a TIE Fighter hangar?

Thanks mate and I will be doing a Tie hanger in the very near future.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder 1/48 Complete P65 16/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 02, 2016, 06:15:02 PM
Hi All,

While waiting on more plants to arrive for my drop pod dio I decided I would build and do a dio using Bandai's 1/48th scale Snowspeeder.

This WIP dio depicts a few pilots waiting to for the ground to complete their work so that they can go out on a desert patrol.

The base is made using high density foam and will be covered using spakfilla and I have used the pilots and deck crew from Tamiya's 1/48th scale U.S. Navy Pilots WWII w/Moto-Tug.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2016, 12:45:35 AM
Update

Painted the speeder using Vallejo's Sky Grey and then painted the black area's using Vallejo's Black and the back four panels with Vallejo's Light Brown.

Up next will be the cockpit and then the weathering.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 03, 2016, 03:49:21 AM
I am so gonna buy one of those Bandai AT-STs and Snowspeeders. They look fantastic as does your wip and you just got started! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: JDeck on February 03, 2016, 08:50:30 AM
Sweet! Looks fantastic so far. I like that extra open panel on the cannon. Not sure why its detailed underneath, if your going to cover it.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2016, 11:46:19 PM
Hi All,

I am so gonna buy one of those Bandai AT-STs and Snowspeeders. They look fantastic as does your wip and you just got started! Off to share.

They are great kits and thanks heaps Shawn.

Sweet! Looks fantastic so far. I like that extra open panel on the cannon. Not sure why its detailed underneath, if your going to cover it.

Cheers mate and yeah I don't know either unless the whole cannon panel is supposed to be one piece.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2016, 11:48:40 PM
Hi All,

Painted the cockpit up and weathered the speeder using Vallejo paints, I still have to add some straps to the seats to cover up the cutting were I removed the connection for the pilots back.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 03/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2016, 11:50:03 PM
3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2016, 04:15:18 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2016, 04:48:30 AM
Hi All,

Looks great Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: JDeck on February 04, 2016, 07:41:57 AM
The speeder looks great! The attention to details on the cockpit are outstanding.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: BlackThorne on February 04, 2016, 03:23:26 PM
Really cool, as always. I love seeing the snowspeeder out of cold weather environments.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: Sjefke on February 05, 2016, 07:35:22 AM
The attention to details on the cockpit are outstanding.

JDeck took the words out of my keyboard.
WOW!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 07, 2016, 03:16:02 AM
Hi All,

The speeder looks great! The attention to details on the cockpit are outstanding.

Thanks heaps mate.

Really cool, as always. I love seeing the snowspeeder out of cold weather environments.

Cheers mate.

The attention to details on the cockpit are outstanding.

JDeck took the words out of my keyboard.
WOW!

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 04:19:07 AM
Hi All,

I have completed the desert speeder and added it to a smaller base so that I could get it on the shelf. Sorry if the pics are a bit blurry I still haven't got a new camera as of yet so I'm using an old one for these pics and once I get my new one I will take my usual out door pics with the rest of the recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 04:19:44 AM
a few more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 16, 2016, 04:25:47 AM
Wow that turned out great. On the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: Art deWhill on February 16, 2016, 05:50:35 AM
Excellent work!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: JDeck on February 16, 2016, 02:22:22 PM
Fantastic! The whole display is amazing. The seatbelts were a nice touch, completes the amazing interior work.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 11:40:37 PM
Hi All,

Wow that turned out great. On the front page.

Thanks as always Shawn I really appreciate it and I used the old camera that I took the last lot of pics with and did my usual outdoor pics and they don't look to bad. I'm still deciding on what type of camera I want there are to many options with them now a days. :-\

Excellent work!

Thanks heaps Art.

Fantastic! The whole display is amazing. The seatbelts were a nice touch, completes the amazing interior work.

Cheers Buddy and I was very happy with the way the seat belts turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 11:51:34 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, I have used an older camera for the shots so hopefully they will look good on your screens.

Recipe.

The Speeder - is from Bandai and built straight out of the box, I seat belts by using strips of cloth elastic and painting them and once dry I glued them inplace. The speeder was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and chalk pastels.

Figures - are from Tamiya and their 1/48 U.S Navy Pilots, I cut off the Bandai pilots heads and drilled out one and added to the pilot on the right with the head cover on and with the other I just glued it straight onto the other figure. The ground crew was a mix match of different parts from the same kit and the figures were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Base - was cut from high density foam as were the rocks. The ground plating is plasti card as are the blue and yellow crates, I used 1/72 parts to make the large fuel canister at the rear of the speeder and the other items are parts from 1/72, 1/48 kits.

I used a mix of sand and spakfilla with a little amount of PVA/Woodglue and mixed it all together and covered the base. Once dry the base and equipment were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastels chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 11:52:21 PM
another 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 11:53:23 PM
another 4. :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder WIP 1/48 P65 04/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2016, 11:53:57 PM
Last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder Outdoor Pics 1/48 P66 17/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 17, 2016, 05:35:28 AM
Wow, so cool. I am partial to the snow, but this is awesome. Off to share.

My Bandai Stuff comes in March 9th!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder Outdoor Pics 1/48 P66 17/02/16
Post by: jkno on February 17, 2016, 05:58:30 AM
Very cool Ron! Looks great
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder Outdoor Pics 1/48 P66 17/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 17, 2016, 10:57:23 PM
Hi All,

Wow, so cool. I am partial to the snow, but this is awesome. Off to share.

My Bandai Stuff comes in March 9th!

Thanks Shawn and look forward to seeing your builds, I have a bday coming up soon so I trying to get hold of two speeders so I can do a hoth dio.

Very cool Ron! Looks great

Cheers Mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder Outdoor Pics 1/48 P66 17/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2016, 04:35:45 PM
Hi All,

New diorama and this time round I decided to do a crashed Tie Fighter.

This dio will depict a crash Tie Fighter that has been crashed for a while and the pilot has set up camp and waiting rescue.

The Tie was sprayed with matt white while still on the sprues and then it was built. Once built I then gave it 3 washes of Vallejo Medium Grey and then 2 washes of Vallejo Black.

Once the last wash had dried I then went around the seems with a very sharp led pencil and then went of that if a wash black, I then gave the whole model a very light drybrush of Vallejo Sky Grey.

I then used cutters and started cutting/twisting away sections of the solar panels to simulate crash damage.

I still have to do more weathering to the model and then do the base which I will show WIP as usual.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: JDeck on February 20, 2016, 10:21:19 PM
That's going to be totally awesome, when your finished.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Desert Speeder Outdoor Pics 1/48 P66 17/02/16
Post by: Art deWhill on February 21, 2016, 05:25:28 AM
Yeah, so looking forward to this!! :) I see a new artwork coming up in my mind ;-)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 21, 2016, 05:46:55 AM
I was this on FB last night and had to get the gallery there on the pages. Looks like another great start Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 21, 2016, 11:08:33 PM
Hi All,

That's going to be totally awesome, when your finished.

Cheers mate.

Yeah, so looking forward to this!! :) I see a new artwork coming up in my mind ;-)

Thanks Art and I look forward to seeing the artwork.

I was this on FB last night and had to get the gallery there on the pages. Looks like another great start Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: Art deWhill on February 21, 2016, 11:12:26 PM
Quote
Thanks Art and I look forward to seeing the artwork.

Cheers, my friend!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 21, 2016, 11:17:46 PM
Hi All,

Got the sand done and this is how I got it to look the way you see it in the last picture.

Pic 1 - I mix fine sand with spakfilla, PVA/Woodglue, Brown Dye and a little water, I mix it all together until I get a pancake type consistency and then I startto add it to the base.

Pic 2  - Once the mix has dried I then give the base two to three washes of Vallejo Light Brown.

Pic 3 - Once the Light Brown washes of dried I then give the base two to three washes of Vallejo Desert Yellow.

Pic 4 - Once the Desert Yellow washes have dried I then give the base two washes of Vallejo Dark Sand.

Pic 5 - Once the Dark Sand washes have dried I then give the base two washes of Vallejo Pale Sand to end up with the final look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P66 21/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 21, 2016, 11:18:17 PM
last pic
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P67 22/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 22, 2016, 03:37:54 AM
It is turning out great Ron. Back to the front page with you.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P67 22/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 23, 2016, 12:29:00 AM
Hi All,

It is turning out great Ron. Back to the front page with you.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P67 22/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2016, 03:35:12 AM
Hi All,

The dio is complete and is called RESCUE.

As mentioned before it depicts a Tie fighter going down in the desert and after a few days the pilot finally is able to pick up a transmission on the emergency transmitter telling him to set of a coloured flare so that the rescue shuttle can rescue him.

Recipe

TIE/FIGURE/EQUIPMENT - The Tie was built straight out of the box and then painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. Once the Tie was done I then used wire clippers and clipped away at the solar panels to simulate battle damage and also crash damage.

The figure is from Presier and I decided to have him waving after letting of the flare. The flare was done by cutting some wire and then gluing cotton wool to it until I got the look I wanted and then I sprayed it red.

The emergency transmitter was made by using 1/72 scale German Stick Grenades and a 1/72 scale hydraulic pump, the small generator is a 1/72 scale bag and the lead is some this cord.

The shelter was done by using thin plasti card rod and painted tissue paper as was the sleeping bag, I used 1/72 scale canisters and bags/box to add some supplies and the pilots chest armour and helmet were cut of the standing pilot that comes with the kit.

The base - was done by using high density foam and I carved out ditches were the Ties solar panels drag into the sand. The sand was done by mixing spakfilla, fine sand and brown dye and spread out over the base and I used some of the left over solar panels and laid them over the base.

The base was painted/washed and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P67 22/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2016, 03:35:56 AM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter WIP 1/72 P67 22/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2016, 03:36:32 AM
last 2.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2016, 03:48:44 AM
Wow that is sweet! And sure does spruce up the ole front page pretty nicely too. Thanks for sharing Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: Art deWhill on February 25, 2016, 03:49:42 AM
top notch I would say :)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: JDeck on February 25, 2016, 05:57:34 AM
Wow. That turned out terrific! I like the little shelter, looks really great.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: jkno on February 25, 2016, 06:40:30 AM
Superb diorama!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: BlackThorne on February 25, 2016, 03:26:24 PM
Awesome! The camp was a great touch.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2016, 03:49:40 AM
I just shared his FB Gallery to the front page too. Great viewing folks.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 26, 2016, 03:58:51 AM
Hi All,

Wow that is sweet! And sure does spruce up the ole front page pretty nicely too. Thanks for sharing Ron.

Wow that is sweet! And sure does spruce up the ole front page pretty nicely too. Thanks for sharing Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Awesome! The camp was a great touch.

Cheers mate and the camp was a last minute thing but I'm glad I did it.

Superb diorama!!!

Thanks mate.

Wow. That turned out terrific! I like the little shelter, looks really great.

Cheers buddy.

top notch I would say :)

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: maxx-replicas on February 27, 2016, 01:44:31 PM
brilliant work -  again  0/  I love the idea with the little "tent"
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2016, 03:54:48 PM
Hi All,

brilliant work -  again  0/  I love the idea with the little "tent"

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 02:54:48 AM
Hi All,

After having a little break after the last dio I'm back with WIP for a new dio using Bandai's 1/48 AT-ST (http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-AT-ST-Terrain-Transport-Walker/dp/B00RYSAQLY/ref=as_sl_pc_as_ss_li_til?tag=imperiashipya-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=a2680b438127bbd2ad25612806141c5f&creativeASIN=B00RYSAQLY) and as per usual Bandai didn't disappoint with this kit the details is excellent.

I built the AT-ST straight out of the box and glued the legs in place and added a 1/48 scale German WW2 MG34 from the Tamiya German Infantry on maneuvers figure kit. I converted one of the drivers and cut his head off and glued it back on but gave it a small turn to the left and added arms from the 1/48 Tamiya German Infantry on maneuvers figure kit.

I gave the interior some minor paint details as the top is now glued in place and you wont really see much inside. I still have to make the base, paint/weather the AT-ST and the second driver who will be in the turret looking around and also paint some rebels.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 02:55:34 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Crashed Tie Fighter Completed 1/72 P67 25/02/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 02:56:04 AM
last 2.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 5/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 05, 2016, 04:20:48 AM
I just got my Bandai AT-ST in the mail and loved it. Looking good Ron. Off to share.

Folks here is a link for those who want to pick up this kit:

(http://i.imgur.com/1vunlEO.png) (http://amzn.to/1UHjaHX)
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 5/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 05, 2016, 07:39:33 PM
Looking great! You always do fantastic interior detailing, I don't have that much discipline.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 5/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 09:58:39 PM
Hi All,

I just got my Bandai AT-ST in the mail and loved it. Looking good Ron. Off to share.

Folks here is a link for those who want to pick up this kit:

(http://i.imgur.com/1vunlEO.png) (http://amzn.to/1UHjaHX)

Thanks heaps Shawn and look forward to seeing how your AT-ST turns out.

Looking great! You always do fantastic interior detailing, I don't have that much discipline.

Thanks heaps buddy and I wasn't going to do the interior as you won't see anything much but the detail Bandai put into it I just had to do some details.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 5/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 10:07:36 PM
Hi All,

Have 90% completed the figures for the dio, I just have to add some minor details to the Rebels backpacks and then paint and weather the Rebels and the AT-ST Commander.

The Rebels are from Tamiya's American Infantry GI set and the heads are from Tamiya's U.S WW2 Pilot set. The weapons and gear are a mix of the Tamiya's American Infantry GI and German Infantry on maneuvers figure kit.

The AT-ST Commander has the torso and head fro the Bandai kit and you don't see it but has legs and arms from Tamiya's WW2 German Infantry on maneuvers figure kit.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 5/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 05, 2016, 10:08:16 PM
last one.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 6/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2016, 01:52:47 AM
That AT-ST Commander just looks spot on to me. This is one tough looking diorama. I am guessing you can already tell I am liking it? [at1]

Off to share the latest...
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 6/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 08, 2016, 03:50:43 AM
Hi All,

That AT-ST Commander just looks spot on to me. This is one tough looking diorama. I am guessing you can already tell I am liking it? [at1]

Off to share the latest...

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll have a few more pics up very soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 6/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 08, 2016, 04:00:22 AM
Hi All,

A little more done on the dio, I decided to make this a small Jakku dio with sections of hull spraweled over the place like in SW Battlefront. I have started building a section of a rock cliff which I used left over high density foam to give the bulk to it and now I have to start filling it in using plaster cloth.

The hulls sections are pieces of plasti card which I glued together and then let dry and then started ripping and twisting it apart using pliers and scissors.  I have also started giving them a rusty look buy painting them Vallejo German Grey then dry brushed medium Grey and then a wash of flat black and then Hull Red.

Once that all had dried I then used a orange and black pastel chalk and rubbed them on sandpaper and then watered the mix down and dapped it over the pieces and once dry I rubbed the excess away. I still have to do some weathering to them but won't do that until the base is done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 08, 2016, 07:18:03 PM
Sweet! I was wondering what terrain you were going to use. Those junk heaps look awesome.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 09, 2016, 05:40:41 AM
Ron this already looks amazing. More comments, and I mean them, on our front page.

Ron Hembling for president of the US I say! I would vote for you over the other front runners any day of the week bud. You have an awesome artistic talent.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 09, 2016, 03:35:27 PM
Hi All,

Sweet! I was wondering what terrain you were going to use. Those junk heaps look awesome.

Cheers mate and yeah you got to love Battlefront it gives you so many dio ideas.

Ron this already looks amazing. More comments, and I mean them, on our front page.

Ron Hembling for president of the US I say! I would vote for you over the other front runners any day of the week bud. You have an awesome artistic talent.

Thanks heaps Shawn and President I don't know about that I wouldn't get anything done except my customs and diorama's LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 10, 2016, 03:35:46 AM
Thanks heaps Shawn and President I don't know about that I wouldn't get anything done except my customs and diorama's LOL.

Ron

Well you will have already done more than some administrations!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2016, 08:22:45 PM
Thanks heaps Shawn and President I don't know about that I wouldn't get anything done except my customs and diorama's LOL.

Ron
Well you will have already done more than some administrations!

LOL I think anyone that isn't in government does more then those that are in.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 03:29:18 AM
Hi All,

More work done to the base and I have completed the AT-ST.

The foam was covered using a mix of plaster/sand/PVA glue and brown dye. Once dry I then started giving the stones a wash of Vallejo Desert Yellow, then a wash of Vallejo Beige Brown, then a wash of Vallejo Pale sand and last was a wash of Vallejo Light Brown.

The AT-ST was painted/weathered with Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. the hull sections have been completed and have the rust effect was done by using washes and chalks to get the look I wanted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P68 8/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 03:29:59 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 05:16:40 AM
Hi All,

Last pics for the night, The dio is now 90% done. The sand was done with a 50/30/10/10 mix of plaster/sand/PVA glue/ Vallejo Desert Yellow, I mixed it all together and then spread it over the base and while it was setting I glued in place the AT-ST/figures and hulls sections.

I just need to make the sand a more realistic look to it and add just a little more weathering to everything.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 12, 2016, 05:46:20 AM
That looks great Ron. I also posted a wip gallery of yours on our Facebook Page. Off to share this too.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: Starchaser on March 12, 2016, 03:05:48 PM
Looks amazing! I love the rebels hiding in the wreckage, what a great touch.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 08:03:28 PM
Hi All,

That looks great Ron. I also posted a wip gallery of yours on our Facebook Page. Off to share this too.

Always appreciate Shawn thanks mate.

Looks amazing! I love the rebels hiding in the wreckage, what a great touch.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 08:07:17 PM
Hi All,

The dio is completed and I have taken my usual outdoor pics again I apologize if the pics are a little grainy I still haven't decided on a new camera yet.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 08:07:54 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 WIP P69 12/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2016, 08:08:39 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2016, 05:57:40 AM
You had me with that at-st, and now this. Wow Ron, just wow. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 13, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
Awesome!! Everything turned out great! I really like those rebel troops.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 16, 2016, 03:08:38 PM
You had me with that at-st, and now this. Wow Ron, just wow. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Awesome!! Everything turned out great! I really like those rebel troops.

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: jkno on March 17, 2016, 06:44:18 AM
Awesome diorama! I like all the small details present on it!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Hi All,

Awesome diorama! I like all the small details present on it!!

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - AT-ST dio 1/48 Complete P69 13/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 23, 2016, 04:42:32 AM
Hi All,

Started a new dio tonight and I just realized that I haven't done a Indy dio for a long time so I decided to do one.

This dio will depict indy in a ancient ruin looking around holding a fire torch which will able to light up as if it was a real flame.

The base so is made using high density foam and it still needs a roof and a lot of engraving for the stone work. Indy and the skeleton are both from Figma and indy has wiring running thru is arm and body and down thru his left leg. I still need to putty up the joints and add his pouch and holster and the skeleton has had it's joints glued and will need some putty before painting.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 23/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 24, 2016, 05:42:44 AM
Cool deal Ron. Time to go spread the news.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 23/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 24, 2016, 05:15:13 PM
Hi All,

Cool deal Ron. Time to go spread the news.

Thanks Shawn and I'll have more updates today.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 23/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 24, 2016, 09:54:41 PM
Hi All,

Completed the stone floor and started on the walls. This was done with a led pencil and lightly drawing the design I wanted and once I got the look right I then used the led pencil and pushed harder into the foam.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 25, 2016, 01:54:53 AM
Hi All,

Have completed all the stone work, and used a small piece of sandstone and tapped over the foam to give it a nice stone texture.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 25, 2016, 01:56:04 AM
with the stone texture (I hope you can see it).
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 25, 2016, 12:43:32 PM
Wow, thats nice. Looks real Ron!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 25, 2016, 07:46:00 PM
Awesome Indi Dio! What scale is he? The stonework looks absolutely fantastic!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2016, 01:37:23 AM
Hi All,

Wow, thats nice. Looks real Ron!

Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Awesome Indi Dio! What scale is he? The stonework looks absolutely fantastic!

Thanks buddy and he is 6" with the fedora on.

Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 25/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2016, 01:39:58 AM
Hi All,

I was looking at the dio today and something was missing so I decided to make some support walls/arch ways. The process for these were done the same way as the rest of the stone work.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 26/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 26, 2016, 04:21:18 AM
My family and I are sitting here marveling at your creation and paint work this morning. Even my wife and daughter gives this their approval. BTW my daughter wants you to make her an Ever After High Dragon for Ravenclaw as right now they only make a white one of some sort. LOL!

She still remembers your making of that Phantom Mask. It has held up after all these years!

Back to the front pages with you. Awesome dio Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 26/03/16
Post by: larifari on March 27, 2016, 05:01:27 AM
I'm a huge fan of your works,Ron.Wishing all the best!  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 26/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2016, 05:30:02 PM
Hi All,

My family and I are sitting here marveling at your creation and paint work this morning. Even my wife and daughter gives this their approval. BTW my daughter wants you to make her an Ever After High Dragon for Ravenclaw as right now they only make a white one of some sort. LOL!

She still remembers your making of that Phantom Mask. It has held up after all these years!

Back to the front pages with you. Awesome dio Ron.

Thanks buddy and say thanks to your family for me and great to hear that the mask is still going well. Also PM me and let me know about this dragon for your daughter.

I'm a huge fan of your works,Ron.Wishing all the best!  0/

Thanks heaps mate and glad you are enjoying my work.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 26/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2016, 05:37:02 PM
Hi All,

have painted and weathered the stone using Vallejo paints and now just have to add moss/jungle etc and then onto indy.

Pic 1 the dio was painted Beige Brown.
Pic 2 it was the given a heavy wash of Desert Yellow.
Pic 3 it was then given a wash of Light Brown and then dry brushed Beige Brown.
Pic 4 it was then given a wash of Brown Sand.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P70 26/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2016, 05:42:48 PM
Pic 5 it was then given a very light wash of Beige Brown.
Pic 6 it was then given a very light wash of Matt Black and then a dry brush of a 50/50 of Light Brown/White.
Pic 7 it was then given a very light dry brush of Orange and then dry brushed with a 50/50 mix of Orange/Brown Sand and then a very light wash of Matt Black.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: krztfr on March 27, 2016, 07:43:13 PM
Any chance on a how to video?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2016, 08:14:42 PM
Hi All,

Any chance on a how to video?

Hey mate as soon as I find a new camera that I like I will be do a few tutorial video's

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2016, 02:20:18 AM
Hi All,

The base is 90% complete I juts have to get indy done and then a little weathering to both the figure and the base.

Until then I have done the jungle on the top using plastic plants which I gave different washes of Light and Dark Green. The dirt is a mix of garden mulch and dirt mixed together and it was glued in place and once dry I gave it a wash of light Brown and then while the wash was still wet I used a wash of Dark Brown and mixed the two together.

The small clumps of grass are from Army painter and once the paint dried I glued the clumps of grass and the plastic plants to the base. The moss was done by mixing some railway grass and green paint and then adhering it to the walls and floor.

The skeleton is from Revoltech and the joints were glued together and then painted. The spider webs were done by ripping apart cotton wool and then adhering it the base and then once the first section were dried I pulled the wool apart even more and adhering to the base.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2016, 02:21:03 AM
 3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2016, 04:05:43 AM
Simply amazing Ron. Make sure you read my comments on the facebook post I made too. Back to the pages with you!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: krztfr on March 28, 2016, 01:13:55 PM
Awesome but one thing is bugging me with the plants ontop shouldnt there be roots or vines coming through the ceiling?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2016, 09:27:14 PM
Hi All,

Simply amazing Ron. Make sure you read my comments on the facebook post I made too. Back to the pages with you!

Thanks heaps as always Shawn.

Awesome but one thing is bugging me with the plants ontop shouldnt there be roots or vines coming through the ceiling?

Thanks mate and nice pick up and yes you are spot on but don't worry I have been cleaning up my back garden and I'm drying out the roots for that.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 28/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2016, 04:54:13 AM
Hi All,

The dio is now 95% complete I just need to weather the dio and figure. I added roots to the top of the interior, I got the roots from pulling out weeds from the garden and cutting what I needed and then let them dry for 24 hours.

Indy had he's joints glued and then puttied and then I used tissue to cover the cloth areas and then I painted him using Vallejo paints

The flame on the torch was done by using Woodland Scenics Realistic water it looks like a paste and you add some to a smooth non stick surface and once dry it becomes clear. Once dry I then give the inside a wash of orange/red/yellow and then stuck it to the torch.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 30/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2016, 09:43:13 PM
Hi All,

Indy dio is all complete and here are my usual outdoor pics. The final thing I had to do was give the diorama and figure a little weathering using pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 30/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2016, 09:43:59 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama WIP P71 30/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2016, 09:44:36 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 31, 2016, 03:00:41 AM
Wow Ron. It looks fantastic. Time to go share this.

I don't know how you do it, but daggone this looks real!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 31, 2016, 05:39:45 PM
Spectacular job. I like the lowlight with the torch shot. Really cool. I can't believe they're making another Indy movie. Indiana Jones and the lost car keys.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 31, 2016, 10:51:00 PM
Hi All,

Wow Ron. It looks fantastic. Time to go share this.

I don't know how you do it, but daggone this looks real!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Spectacular job. I like the lowlight with the torch shot. Really cool. I can't believe they're making another Indy movie. Indiana Jones and the lost car keys.

Cheers mate and LOL yeah I don't know how they are going to pull this one off.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 04:52:07 AM
Hi All,

Started two new projects.

This one will a Fallout dio, I have been playing Fallout 4 and had this T-45 Power Armour figure from FUNKO which I decided to covert, I still have work to do on him by adding extra armour and greeblies.

I have changed over the hands as they were to small and gave him Bandai's Vader hands, I removed the tanks and changed them around and added new pipes from some old computer cords.

I added some BS 6" Biker Scout shoulder armour to the tricep area and re-adjusted the pipes on the helmet as they were even.

The Lazer Gat was built using plasti card 1/72 pieces, a old model knife blade tube and some pieces of tube and wire from the bits box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2016, 05:28:35 AM
Looks pretty daggone tough to me. Love that gatling gun. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: krztfr on April 10, 2016, 08:42:00 AM
Awesome would love to see your take on the eyebot.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 07:47:14 PM
Hi All,

Looks pretty daggone tough to me. Love that gatling gun. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and the Gatling was that hard to make it took me about 1hr all up.

Awesome would love to see your take on the eyebot.

Cheers Mate and I'm looking at doing it in a few weeks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2016, 03:11:18 AM
Hi All,

Re-started the Fallout T-45 Power Armour tonight.

I have started adding extra armour to the figure and I added small nuts to the Laser Gattling Gun which I got from a old 1/20 M.ak figure I did a while back.

The billboard is made from plasti card and the pylon is plumbers piping and the sign I printed of the net and glued it to the plasti card and then sanded and roughed it up.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2016, 03:11:56 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 14/04/16
Post by: JDeck on April 14, 2016, 05:29:16 AM
That's looking awesome! The trooper and the Gatling gun is rad!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 14/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 15, 2016, 01:57:45 AM
I like it Ron, that billboard was a great idea. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 14/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2016, 03:45:44 AM
Hi All,

That's looking awesome! The trooper and the Gatling gun is rad!

Thanks buddy.

I like it Ron, that billboard was a great idea. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I did a 3-3/4" fault dweller a few yrs back and did a small billboard for that and thought that a larger one for this dio would work well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 14/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2016, 03:59:10 AM
Hi All,

The Billboard is 85% complete I just need to add extra rust.

The board so far was done with these steps.
1 - Two coats OF gun metal were painted on.
2 - I then gave it a wash of matt black.
3 - then a wash of Hull Red.
4 - then a wash of a 50/50 mix of Gun Metal/Hull Red.
5 - then Light Brown Pastel chalk was applied and then lightly dapped off.
6 - then Dark Brown Pastel chalk was applied and then lightly dapped off.
7 - then black Pastel chalk was applied and then lightly dapped off.
8 - then the poster was given a very very light wash of watered down Matt black.
9 - then the poster was given a wash of watered down Beige Brown.
10 - then black pastel chalk was used to darken little areas of the poster.

next up will be adding the reddish rust.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 15/04/16
Post by: krztfr on April 15, 2016, 09:13:01 AM
How is it you can drop one dio after another? It takes me forever to figure out what i want to make.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 15/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2016, 03:15:20 PM
Hi All,

How is it you can drop one dio after another? It takes me forever to figure out what i want to make.

Well that is a good question and this is the easiest way to explain is this - I see a figure or kit that I want and then start thinking of what I am going to do with it and once I get it I start making it.

While I'm making it I will order other figures or kits and once I complete the project I'm on I will then either dive straight into the next one as I have all the items I have to make it. I have to wait sometimes a day or two for the parts/items to arrive and then I start the project and the circle starts all over again.

There isn't a day goes by that I am always thinking of a new project to do be in SW, Indy or something like the Fallout dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 15/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2016, 03:19:19 PM
Hi All,

The billboard is complete the darker rust isn't as noticeable on the front but you can see it better on the back.

I added the darker rust by mixing some dark orange pastel chalk and Saddle Brown paint and then dapped it over the billboard then let it dry for a few seconds and then using a baby wipe I dap the it over the billboard to remove any excess mixer.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P72 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
Hi All,

The T-45 is now ready for painting, I added a few extra little greeblies and re-adjusted the tubes on the back of the helmet and made them lower. All the parts in white are the extras I added and they are done from plastic card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 01:33:43 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

The T-45 Armour is 95% done I need to do the base and attach him before I complete the rest of the weathering.

So far I have done the following.

1 - Painted him silver and did two coats of that.
2 - Gave him two washes of matt black.
3 - Dry brushed him silver.
4 - Dry brushed gun metal but very lightly.
5 - Painted the tubes on the helmet using dark brown then dry brushed with light brown and then dry brushed with medium brown.
6 - Painted the other tubes matt black.
7 - Painted the right side and eye lens Dark blue and then a wash of light blue.
8 - Added rust to the armour by using sanded dark orange pastel chalk.
9 - Painted the laser gat matt black.
10 - Dry brushed the gat gun metal and the silver.
11 - Added rust to the gat by using sanded dark orange pastel chalk.
12 - Painted the top wire yellow and the bottom one black and the then thinner wire that is wrapped around it red.
13 - Then added the MUTNAT HUNTER to the side of the magazine case by painting it free hand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 01:34:35 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 05:34:51 AM
Hi All,

Ok I lied LOL this is my last post for the night.

The dio is completed and I will have my normal pics up tomorrow.

The base was done by firstly adding foam for the destroyed road and then I mixed plaster/sand/dirt and small rocks and mixed it all together and once mixed I added beige brown paint and then applied it to the base and while still wet applied the dead tree trunk.

Once dry I then gave the base a wash of dark brown and then dry brushed it with beige brown and light brown. I painted the road with matt black and dry brushed it with charcoal artist paints, I then added small shrubs from Army Painter and dried roots which I got from the garden.

Once all the items were attached I then gave the base a post apocalyptic feel to so it looked like the earth has been scorched for centuries by using pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: krztfr on April 16, 2016, 08:09:11 AM
Do you have a lone wonderer in the works? Would love to see your take on an abandoned vault
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: JDeck on April 16, 2016, 02:38:58 PM
Wow! Very cool dio. Everything is turning out perfectly. Like the post apocalyptic look.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 03:10:00 PM
Hi All,

Do you have a lone wonderer in the works? Would love to see your take on an abandoned vault

I don't have any new plans to do a wanderer as of yet but I did do a vault dweller a few back in 3-3/4" scale pic attached. I like your idea especially with a vault entrance would be very cool.

Wow! Very cool dio. Everything is turning out perfectly. Like the post apocalyptic look.

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 06:50:03 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual pics and enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 06:50:46 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 06:51:29 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio WIP P73 16/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2016, 06:52:35 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio Completed P73 17/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2016, 07:20:48 AM
Wow that looks great. Love the war torn look and that Gatling Gun is ftw! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio Completed P73 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2016, 02:41:07 AM
Hi All,

Wow that looks great. Love the war torn look and that Gatling Gun is ftw! Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have another one that I will be doing getting repaired.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio Completed P73 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 12:00:05 AM

Hi All

A member over at the Bandai Star Wars FB page asked how would paint up a 1/12 Old Ben Kenobi head so here is how I did it.

I got the head from Greg Glassman and here is he's FB page
https://www.facebook.com/greg.glassmancustoms/photos_albums

I first cleaned the head by just putting it some warm water and then give it a quick wash with washing detergent.

Pic 1 - I pianted the head using Reaper paints Tanned Skin.
 Pic 2 - Then painted it using Vallejo Flat Flesh
 Pic 3 - Then I gave it a medium wash using Burnt Sienna
 Pic 4 - I then very lightly dry brushed it with Caucasian Flesh
 Pic 5 - I then mixed some White and Red to get a Medium Pink colour and painted the eye.
 Pic 6 - Then I mixed some White and Tanned Flesh to get a Medium Wite and painted over the eye again.
 Pic 7 - I then painted in Black circles.
 Pic 8 - I then pained in a Medium Blue and made sure to leave a thin black edge.
 Pic 9 - Then I painted over the Medium Blue with a Lighter Blue.
 Pic 10 - I then painted the iris's in using Black.
 Pic 11 - I then painted the hair, brows and beard using Vallejo's Medium Grey.
 Pic 12 - Then I dry Brushed over the grey using Vallejo's White.
 Pic 13 - Then I lightly gave the hair and Beard a very light wash of Vallejo's White and I then darkened the brows using Vallejo's Black and Dark Brown. I also gave the lips a darker look using a mix of Reapers Tanned Flesh and Vallejo's Flat Flesh.
 Pic 14-17 - Are the final pics of how he turned out before I put him on it's body and do the outfit.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio Completed P73 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 12:00:43 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - T-45 Power Armour Dio Completed P73 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 12:01:19 AM
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Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 12:01:56 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 29, 2016, 04:20:07 AM
Wow, that looks great Ron. I have to go share this. Thanks for doing the step by step for us. It is an awesome tutorial on how to do this correctly.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: Sjefke on May 29, 2016, 07:30:20 AM
That was an incredible step-by-step, Ron.
The unpainted sculpt was already uncanny good, but you did it justice.
Thanks
I hope this also gets posted in the tutorial section.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 29, 2016, 05:17:54 PM
Great looking paint job. My brother was just telling me about that 6" old obiwan head. I may have to get one.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 06:13:25 PM
Hi All,

Wow, that looks great Ron. I have to go share this. Thanks for doing the step by step for us. It is an awesome tutorial on how to do this correctly.

Thanks heaps Shawn and my pleasure.

That was an incredible step-by-step, Ron.
The unpainted sculpt was already uncanny good, but you did it justice.
Thanks
I hope this also gets posted in the tutorial section.

Cheers mate and I'll get it over there during the week.

Great looking paint job. My brother was just telling me about that 6" old obiwan head. I may have to get one.

Thanks Buddy and it is a great sculpt and cast.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2016, 05:11:44 AM
Hi All,

This figure is for a comp that is happening over at CUSTOM STAR WARS BUILDERS and in a nut shell you have to convert a Bandai Sandtrooper or Stormtrooper anyway you want and paint it up as long as it's not white. You also have to build a diorama for it as well, I have attached a link to the FB page and anyone can join and you don't even have to enter if you don't want to you can just see what people are doing with the Troopers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718385445101505/permalink/1719056208367762/?comment_id=1719062888367094&reply_comment_id=1719063065033743&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1464868696185048 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718385445101505/permalink/1719056208367762/?comment_id=1719062888367094&reply_comment_id=1719063065033743&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1464868696185048)

Anyway here is one of my entries as I'll have two in the comp.

Most of you have more then likely guessed what mine in based upon the only major difference is I added air hoses. I got the same 1/72 and 1/48 airplane and chopper kits that I did for the 3.75 one I did and added a different back section which a Boba Fett jet pack.

I have also parts from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the Bandai R2/R4 kit and also used plasti card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: JDeck on June 02, 2016, 05:21:23 PM
Dude that's rad! Good luck on the contest.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: Tamer on June 03, 2016, 09:46:02 AM
Wow, that is gonna be great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 03, 2016, 02:55:02 PM
Hi All,

Dude that's rad! Good luck on the contest.

Thanks heaps mate.

Wow, that is gonna be great. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Painting 6" Ben Kenobi head Complete P73 29/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 03, 2016, 11:26:07 PM
Hi All,

I have painted the figure and did a little weathering and will complete that when that diorama is built.

The base so far is done by using high density foam, I put three old 9v batteries in the middle of the small mound to keep the figure from toppling over.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure WIP P74 4/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 04, 2016, 10:54:07 PM
Hi All,

The first 1/12 contest figure is completed.

The base as mentioned is high density foam and the rock sections were covered using plaster of paris. I used fine sand for the ground and fish tank plants, I painted and weathered the base using Vallejo paints.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure WIP P74 4/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 04, 2016, 10:55:02 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure Completed P74 5/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 05, 2016, 05:16:31 AM
Daggone Ron that looks fantastic. I guess all the other contestants will be withdrawing about now. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure Completed P74 5/06/16
Post by: JDeck on June 05, 2016, 07:47:59 AM
Dude that is way cool! Your a shoe in for sure. Super creative.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure Completed P74 5/06/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 05, 2016, 09:29:40 AM
wow that is way cool Ron ! Another stunning creation  !
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure Completed P74 5/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 06, 2016, 12:53:36 AM
Hi All,

Daggone Ron that looks fantastic. I guess all the other contestants will be withdrawing about now. Off to share.

LOL one can only hope and thanks Shawn.

Dude that is way cool! Your a shoe in for sure. Super creative.

Cheers buddy and fingers crossed. I am at the start of one more creation for the comp and I'll show pics soon.

wow that is way cool Ron ! Another stunning creation  !

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure Completed P74 5/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 06, 2016, 04:53:33 AM
Hi All,

This is the be my other entry for the Custom Star Wars Builders comp that is happening over on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718385445101505/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718385445101505/). This is still a WIP and I will show pics as I go.

The base figure is the Bandai Sandtrooper and I have used parts from and old Ma.k Snake Eye kit I built years ago but got damaged.

I also didn't clip the bicep and calf armour all the way in and left a small gap the make them look slightly bigger, I used plasti card to fill in the gaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 6/06/16
Post by: JDeck on June 06, 2016, 05:23:09 PM
Sweet. I can't wait to see the end result.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 6/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 07, 2016, 12:36:16 AM
Sweet. I can't wait to see the end result.

Thanks Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 6/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 07, 2016, 05:38:02 AM
Hi All,

Only did a little bit tonight and as you can see I have started on the suit power source. The back section was done by using plasti card, I still have more sanding and then adding the greeblies.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: Starchaser on June 07, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Your troopers look really good. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product on your second trooper. The Diver trooper is absolutely amazing and your concept for him is really great!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 07, 2016, 11:43:06 PM
Your troopers look really good. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product on your second trooper. The Diver trooper is absolutely amazing and your concept for him is really great!

Thanks heaps mate and really glad you are enjoying them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 08, 2016, 04:22:59 AM
You can read what I think on the front pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 09, 2016, 12:12:58 AM
You can read what I think on the front pages.

Appreciate the kind words thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 09, 2016, 05:10:05 AM
Hi All,

I'm 80% done on doing the trooper all I need to know is add greeblies to the chest and then paint him up.

The pack back/engine section has had pieces added to it using Bandai 1/12 and 1/72 parts and Ma.k 1/20 piece. The vent section was done using fly screen and plasti card and the camera on the helmet is also Bandai 1/12 parts.

The cords are from some old ear phones and the connectors are from the Bandai Sandtrooper harness section. The black edges are welding seams which where done by heating up a small screw driver and lightly pressing it into the plastic.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 7/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 09, 2016, 05:10:43 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 9/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 10, 2016, 04:35:21 AM
Looking good Ron. The backpack is outstanding! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 9/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 10, 2016, 05:14:56 AM
Looking good Ron. The backpack is outstanding! Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll have painting pics up over the weekend.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 9/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 10, 2016, 07:01:32 PM
Hi All,

I have started painting and detailing the figure. I gave it a undercoat of Tamiya Dark Sand and then painted it with Vallejo Flat Brown and then used Vallejo Medium Grey to break up the Flat Brown.

once the paint dried I added Vallejo Sand Yellow and then added the decals which are some old Ma.k decals I had left over form some old kits.

I then gave the whole figure a very light wash of Vallejo Iraqui Sand and once dry a very light of dry brush of Iraqui Sand to tone down the colours.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 9/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 10, 2016, 07:02:16 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 11/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2016, 03:40:40 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I have weathered the figure using paints and pastel chalks by using silver, sand brown, light sand, gun metal and matt black and I used medium brown and light brown pastels.

As you can see I have started the base and I have used to real stones from the construction site next door and I mixed plaster sand and small rocks and spread it over the base. I have started painting it by using flat brown and I have just started weathering it by giving it two washes of orange and light brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 11/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 11, 2016, 05:59:18 AM
Ron, I may have been a little premature when I said I didn't think you could top your last project. Looks great.

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 11/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2016, 03:29:15 PM
Hi All,

Ron, I may have been a little premature when I said I didn't think you could top your last project. Looks great.

Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have to admit I wasn't to sure how it would look with the back pack section on it after it was painted but I am very happy with the result.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 11/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2016, 11:47:35 PM
Hi All,

it's all done, please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 WIP P75 11/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2016, 11:48:15 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 Complete P76 12/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 13, 2016, 06:20:31 AM
Wow Ron. This looks great! I think I still like your other one a bit better, but not by much! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 Complete P76 12/06/16
Post by: Starchaser on June 13, 2016, 01:48:07 PM
Absolutely brilliant! I don't think there is more I can say.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 Complete P76 12/06/16
Post by: krztfr on June 13, 2016, 05:06:15 PM
Awesome man i dont know how you do it but you always have me looking forward to the next ones
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 Complete P76 12/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 28, 2016, 04:30:25 AM
Hi All,

Firstly, I just want to say sorry to you guys for the very late replies.

Wow Ron. This looks great! I think I still like your other one a bit better, but not by much! Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and glad you like them.

Absolutely brilliant! I don't think there is more I can say.


Cheers mate.

Awesome man i dont know how you do it but you always have me looking forward to the next ones

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: krztfr on July 04, 2016, 01:02:55 PM
On your power armor...where do you have the hose on the bottom of the tanks on the back going to?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on July 04, 2016, 05:33:07 PM
Hi All,

On your power armor...where do you have the hose on the bottom of the tanks on the back going to?

Hey krztfr, I the hoses running from the tanks to the sides tucked under the waist armour.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: krztfr on July 04, 2016, 05:42:23 PM
Hi All,

On your power armor...where do you have the hose on the bottom of the tanks on the back going to?

Hey krztfr, I the hoses running from the tanks to the sides tucked under the waist armour.

Ron

Thanks one more question about the tanks how are the top hoses attached? Drill holes in the tanks?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Diorama Complete P71 31/03/16
Post by: hemble on July 04, 2016, 05:48:13 PM
Hi All

Quote
Thanks one more question about the tanks how are the top hoses attached? Drill holes in the tanks?

The hoses are hollow so I drilled into the tanks and inserted plastic rod and glued them in place and once dry I slid the hoses over the rod.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - 1/12 Custom Contest Figure #2 Complete P76 12/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 05, 2016, 04:19:18 PM
Hi All,

I was at the shops the other day and spotted a DS wall light and knew that it would be a great fun little project. I removed the back and puttied the light holes as they were to big and once dry I sanded the exterior before I started on the second layer of putty.

I drilled new smaller light holes and once done I noticed that the surface was very plain so instead of putting up the old holes that need it I decided to add plastic styrene pieces to the surface to give it some texture.

I still need to add a lot more plastic styrene pieces and then re-spray the DS and then weather it and then start on the Star Destroyers.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 06/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 06, 2016, 05:28:31 AM
Looks great to me Ron! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 06/07/16
Post by: JDeck on July 06, 2016, 04:23:57 PM
That's cool! It already looks much better than the AMT Death Star. The prices on that kit are astronomical. Can't wait to see the final product.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 06/07/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 06, 2016, 04:26:25 PM
Fantastic ...Once again you never cease to amaze my friend!  will be watching the updates on this for sure
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 06/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 06, 2016, 09:55:09 PM
Hi All,

Looks great to me Ron! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

That's cool! It already looks much better than the AMT Death Star. The prices on that kit are astronomical. Can't wait to see the final product.

Cheers mate, the AMT DS kit was my first choice but you are correct the prices are to high.

Fantastic ...Once again you never cease to amaze my friend!  will be watching the updates on this for sure

Thanks mate, I'll have an update soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 06/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 06, 2016, 09:57:54 PM
Hi All,

Well all the surface pieces have been added an OMG I will never be doing that again LOL, it took me 4 hours to cut and attach them. I have attached the rods to hold the Star Destroyers and know to paint them and the DS.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: jon_k on July 06, 2016, 10:13:42 PM
You were right on the styrene texture, it looks great!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 07, 2016, 04:50:17 AM
Hi All

You were right on the styrene texture, it looks great!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 07, 2016, 04:59:05 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I started painting the DS it was painted Tamiya Medium Grey Spray and then I started on the light grey sections first, I have given this area two light coats of Vallejo Sky Grey. I put aside the DS to let the paint dry until tomorrow and then redo this area again which will have one more heavier coat.

The Star Destroyers have been painted using Tamiya Medium Grey Spray when I did the DS. I then painted them using Vallejo Medium Grey and then a drybrush of Vallejo Sky Grey, I then gave them a wash of watered down matt black.

Once the wash was done I drybrushed them Sky Grey and then Light Grey, I then lightly went around the raised areas with a very heavy watered down matt black and the gave it one last  drybrush using a mix of 70/40 - Light Grey/White.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 07, 2016, 04:59:50 AM
Last 4
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 07, 2016, 06:56:25 AM
Ron that is looking fantastic. So cool. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 07, 2016, 06:47:09 PM
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 08, 2016, 12:13:36 AM
Hi All,

Ron that is looking fantastic. So cool. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn and just to let you know the paints will be here on Monday as I didn't have enough to do the you know what.

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks heaps Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 08, 2016, 07:26:56 AM
Ron, they are loving this on our Facebook Page!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: BlackThorne on July 08, 2016, 09:40:57 AM
Another masterpiece.  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: krztfr on July 08, 2016, 10:57:11 PM
Ok Ron sorry to keep asking about an old figure but...the small detail strips of styrene on the thighs and hands are they styrene rods or you carefully cut those from styrene cards?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2016, 02:07:12 AM
Hi All,

Ok Ron sorry to keep asking about an old figure but...the small detail strips of styrene on the thighs and hands are they styrene rods or you carefully cut those from styrene cards?

Mate honestly ask away no matter how old the figure is. I used already cut styrene strips and just cut to length.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display WIP P77 07/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 10, 2016, 03:25:23 AM
Hi All,

The DS Light Display is now complete and I will get some outdoor pics tomorrow.

I completed the DS by repaint the panels a darker grey and then I did dry brushes of lighter greys and silver. Once the dry brush was dry I then gave the whole thing two light washes of matt back.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display complete P78 10/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 10, 2016, 03:48:11 AM
Hi All,

Well no ress for the wicket LOL,

This next custom is a FNAF (Five Nights at Freddy's) for those that don't of it, it is a jump fright game set inside a Freddy FazBear's pizzeria where you are a security guard and have to stop the animatronics from killing you.

This custom is based on Freddy, I got the idea from a picture I saw on the net and loved the idea of the animatronics looking beat up and looking scary.

The figure is from Funko and I removed the lower jaw and removed the original teeth and added plastic card on the inside of the jaw and made new teeth from plastic card. Small greeblieswere added just inside of the right jaw to simulate the movement rod is broken that is why his jaw has fallen away.

The right eye was done by drilling out the old eye and adding a new one using a small ball joint and drilling a hole in the back and attaching wires, the left year was removed and wires were glued in place.

The left hand was removed and I made a animatronic one using plastic card and plastic rod. The right arm was removed and I drilled a hole and glued wires inside. 

The stomach was drilled out and I inserted greeblies so they look like a motor and frame work and the right foot was removed and I made a new animatronic one by using plastic card.

Next up painting.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Small DS Display complete P78 10/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 10, 2016, 03:48:53 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 10/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 10, 2016, 05:24:06 AM
Wow, two great updates. Time to share em both.

I love that Death Star Light. Are you gonna hang that or mount it on a wall?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 10/07/16
Post by: JDeck on July 10, 2016, 05:07:24 PM
 The DS looks fantastic, I may have to find one of those lights somewhere. I've never heard of FNAF. Looks cool though, like a demented Chuckie Chesse. Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 10/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 11, 2016, 12:08:52 AM
Hi All

Wow, two great updates. Time to share em both.

I love that Death Star Light. Are you gonna hang that or mount it on a wall?

Thanks heaps Shawn and once we get our new house (yeah still looking LOL) I will hang it up in my new modelroom/mancave.

The DS looks fantastic, I may have to find one of those lights somewhere. I've never heard of FNAF. Looks cool though, like a demented Chuckie Chesse. Awesome stuff!

Cheers buddy, it's worth getting as a fun little side project.

I never heard of it until my son started playing it and started watching him and loved the concept and yeah it's like a demented Chuckie Chesse.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 10/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 01:17:17 AM
Hi All,

FNAF Freddy is 95% complete I just have to weather him and the base. The base is just some thick foam board and the figure and base where painted using Vallejo paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 12, 2016, 05:56:19 AM
You can read my comments on the front page Ron and I mean it.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 08:16:15 PM
Hi All,

You can read my comments on the front page Ron and I mean it.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 08:18:19 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics of both the DS Light and Damaged Freddy.

Freddy was finally given a little weathering using pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 08:18:59 PM
Last 2 for the DSL.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 08:19:49 PM
Damaged Freddy.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - FNAF - Five Nights at Freddy's WIP P78 12/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2016, 08:20:29 PM
Last 3 of Freddy.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: JDeck on July 12, 2016, 08:25:57 PM
Dude. That is so rad! I'm not even familiar with FNAF, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: jkno on July 13, 2016, 04:54:44 AM
That Death Star is fantastic!!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 13, 2016, 06:02:35 AM
Both great projects. Of course I am partial to that DS Light, but amazing work all around Ron. Off to share this final cut.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 13, 2016, 05:38:52 PM
Hi All,

Dude. That is so rad! I'm not even familiar with FNAF, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.

Thanks buddy and it's a cool game but I like it due to the fact that the animatronics come to life.

That Death Star is fantastic!!

Thanks mate.

Both great projects. Of course I am partial to that DS Light, but amazing work all around Ron. Off to share this final cut.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll send a few WIP pics tonight of the Dragon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 14, 2016, 05:46:52 AM
I got em and loved seeing it. My daughter is gonna be ecstatic. I have to decide whether to hold it till Xmas now. Thanks so much Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 17, 2016, 06:22:34 PM
I got em and loved seeing it. My daughter is gonna be ecstatic. I have to decide whether to hold it till Xmas now. Thanks so much Ron!

Anytime mate and my pleasure. And if your like me you'll give in. LOL.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: krztfr on August 04, 2016, 01:48:46 AM
Ron looking how you made your power armor bigger to better suit the Fallout 4 style i was wondering in keeping with the same Fallout 4 version do you think the Walking Dead figures are a perfect match size wise to the armor or are they too small? I want to make a dio with raiders vs power armor and the Walking Dead is my first choice of figures but I dont want to buy one and lose $16 cuz it turned out too small
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 04, 2016, 03:02:11 AM
Ron looking how you made your power armor bigger to better suit the Fallout 4 style i was wondering in keeping with the same Fallout 4 version do you think the Walking Dead figures are a perfect match size wise to the armor or are they too small? I want to make a dio with raiders vs power armor and the Walking Dead is my first choice of figures but I dont want to buy one and lose $16 cuz it turned out too small

Hey man, I honestly don't know to be honest the Power armour is just over 6" but if the WD figures are roughly the same height then they will work great for what you want too do.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Freddy & Death Star Light Complete P78 13/07/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2016, 03:55:59 AM
Hi All,

Have been watching the new Thunderbirds are go and really enjoy it. So I decided to buy Thunderbird 2 and repaint it and put it on a dio, I just have to wait for the smoke to dry before I can give it a little dry brush and I will get the usual pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 WIP P79 30/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 30, 2016, 10:50:05 AM
Wow that looks great. The smoke effect is off the charts cool Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 WIP P79 30/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2016, 04:22:36 PM
Wow that looks great. The smoke effect is off the charts cool Ron.

Cheers Shawn and I am in the middle of taking pics and will have the usual pics shortly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 WIP P79 30/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2016, 05:58:43 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and last dio for the year and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and see you all in 2017.

Recipe

TB2 - is from Vivid and was given a sanding in area's that needed it and then it was given a wash using Vallejo's Olive Drab to darken the hull. I then gave the panel lines a wash of Vallejo's Matt black and retouched up the white numbering and lettering using Vallejo's Flat White.

I then measured some plastic tube and cut them all to length and superglued them to the under carriage and the attached it to the base, I then used cotton wool to make the smoke and then used pastel chalks to give it some grey in it.

Base - is four Bandai Star Wars kit bases and then I added balsa wood to the edges,  I then used spakfilla for the start of the ground work. I then used dirt form the garden and the grass is model railway static grass and the shrubs are again from model railway shrubs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 WIP P79 30/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2016, 05:59:31 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: Sjefke on December 30, 2016, 09:58:18 PM
I love this one Ron
Thunderbirds used to be one my favorite shows is a kid.
Good God, how old are you? 😜
Great job on Thunderbird 2.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2016, 11:53:13 PM
I love this one Ron
Thunderbirds used to be one my favorite shows is a kid.
Good God, how old are you? 😜
Great job on Thunderbird 2.

Cheers buddy and same here I use to get up at 6am every morning get a bowl of corn flakes and watch it. I'm 48 almost 49.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 31, 2016, 09:24:14 AM
This is great. All around. I really, really, really like the smoke effects on this one. You have had one awesome year of customizing. Talk about finishing strong.

Off to share and Happy New Year right back at you!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 31, 2016, 04:49:44 PM
  Wow! That looks fantastic. Great groundwork, and the model is superb. I actually was watching a Thunderbirds marathon, today  on one of those retro sci-fi channels. Very cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2016, 06:17:23 PM
This is great. All around. I really, really, really like the smoke effects on this one. You have had one awesome year of customizing. Talk about finishing strong.

Off to share and Happy New Year right back at you!

Yeah I was a busy boy last year and I hope this year will be even better especially once the new house is built and thanks heaps mate.

  Wow! That looks fantastic. Great groundwork, and the model is superb. I actually was watching a Thunderbirds marathon, today  on one of those retro sci-fi channels. Very cool!

Thanks JD and you can't past the TBs the old and new series are awesome for their diorama's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 2 Completed P79 31/12/16
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2017, 05:47:55 AM
Hi All,

Hi All,

I gave the AT-AT foot it's second lot of filler and will sand it all tomorrow so while I have been waiting I decided to make a little Thunderbird 4 dio.

I will get usual pics tomorrow with recipe.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 WIP P80 18/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 18, 2017, 06:23:34 AM
Sweet Project Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 WIP P80 18/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2017, 03:51:47 PM
Sweet Project Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 WIP P80 18/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2017, 04:48:19 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and recipe.

Recipe

TB4 and Figure - TB4 is from the TB2 toy and was repainted using Vallejo paints and the figure is a 1/144 Gundam figure and was also painted using Vallejo paints.

Base - is two plastic bases from the Bnadai SW kits and I used balsa wood the sides, I then made the rocks using aluminium foil and then covered over using spakfilla.

The ruins were made using left over high density foam and I used a pencil to make the stones for the ruins floor. The small clumps of seaweed are from a company called miniNatur and the longer seaweed are from J's work and are laser printed paper and the sand was made using spakfilla and fine sand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 WIP P80 18/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2017, 04:49:21 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: JDeck on February 18, 2017, 10:31:08 PM
Very, very cool  diorama. The layout is great.  Thunderbirds are second in my books compared to Star Fleet,. Lol. Star Fleet/ X-Bombrer is sick.
 I wanted to know the difference between high density foam and  Blue construction foam. I've seen high foam advertised,  but  is there a difference. Explain? I need to get more dio supplies, but I'd like to explore my opinions.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 19, 2017, 01:39:05 AM
Very, very cool  diorama. The layout is great.  Thunderbirds are second in my books compared to Star Fleet,. Lol. Star Fleet/ X-Bombrer is sick.
 I wanted to know the difference between high density foam and  Blue construction foam. I've seen high foam advertised,  but  is there a difference. Explain? I need to get more dio supplies, but I'd like to explore my opinions.

Cheers JD and I'm the same besides SW my other favs are Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Thunderbirds and Planet of the Apes.

And High Density foam is the same as blue foam, the gaming guys like Games work shop know it as blue foam but to get it here I have to order it as High Density foam.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 20, 2017, 07:01:11 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2017, 03:54:44 PM
Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on April 25, 2017, 09:04:53 PM
Hi All,

Finished off a PotA 2 in 1 dio yesterday.

Recipe

Apes - are from NECA and are 7" scale, I got them into the poses I liked and then glued the joints and puttied them up as well as doing the fur on the heads so that it looked more natural.The figures were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Bases - are made from the Bandai kits and I used balsa wood for the sides. I used a mix of 40% spakilla and 60% dirt and added it to the base and left it to dry over night.

Once dry I drilled holes into the base where the grass was going to be glued. The grass is real grass and I dipped them into some Methylated Spirits and let it dry out for a few hours, once the grass was all dry I then painted them using Vallejo's Medium Olive and the small grass tufts are from a company called miniNatur.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - New Thunderbird 4 Complete P80 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on April 25, 2017, 09:05:38 PM
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last 3 of them together.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: JDeck on April 25, 2017, 09:22:49 PM
Very cool! The originals were the best, I watched the original POTA marathon a while back, didn't even know they made Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Anyway, awesome dio(s).
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2017, 01:28:28 AM
Very cool! The originals were the best, I watched the original POTA marathon a while back, didn't even know they made Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Anyway, awesome dio(s).

Hey JD, thanks heaps mate. I grew up with the original PotA and also the TV series which was great as well. I also love the new PotA movies and can't wait for the new movies to come full circle when Taylor, Landon and Dodge first meet the apes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 26, 2017, 02:12:11 AM
Man, I agree brings back memories. Looks great Ron. It sure looks good on the front pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2017, 02:37:15 PM
Hi All,

Man, I agree brings back memories. Looks great Ron. It sure looks good on the front pages.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: hemble on June 18, 2017, 06:27:33 PM
Hi All,

I can't remember the last time I built a indy dio/display so here is a new one I just completed this morning.

Recipe.

Indy - The body I got from ebay and the head and fedora I got from a mate from the Sideshow toys indy forum. The shirt is from the Sideshow Indy figure and the boots are from the Hasbro talking indy.

The pants, jacket, pants belt, bag and holster belt are from Hot toys Indy, the holster is scratch built as is the whip. The relic in his right hand is a cast I got from a mate in US.

Base - Is balsa wood and High density blue foam just cut out and glued together. Once the peices were dry I then used a led pencil and drew in the stone floor and a piece of sand stone was used to give the foam a more stone look to it.

The stone column is made from High density blue foam and each stone was cut out and then as per the floor I used a piece of sand stone to make it look like real stone.

The ground work was built up using spakfilla and sand and once dry I then covered that with a mix of sand/dirt/static grass/thin sticks/ground up leaves/lichen moss and this was glued over the spakfilla/sand mix.

Once the ground work was dry I then painted it with Vallejo Chocolate Brown and once dry I used plants fro Joe Fix Studio's and from the craft store. The small grass tufts are from Army Painter and the vines are dried out weeds I got from the garden and the leaves attached to them are fishtank plants.

The diorama and figure were painted and weathered using Vallejo Piants.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - PotA Dio 7" Complete P81 26/04/17
Post by: hemble on June 18, 2017, 06:28:48 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio 12" Complete P81 19/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 21, 2017, 05:38:16 AM
That sure looks good on the front pages. Great to see a new Indy Dio Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio 12" Complete P81 19/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 21, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
That sure looks good on the front pages. Great to see a new Indy Dio Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah it has been a while that is for sure. I also have restarted your AT-AT head and will have more pics up over the weekend.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio 12" Complete P81 19/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 22, 2017, 03:47:04 AM

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah it has been a while that is for sure. I also have restarted your AT-AT head and will have more pics up over the weekend.

Ron

Sounds great to me!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Indy Dio 12" Complete P81 19/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 23, 2017, 05:14:21 AM
Hi All,

These aren't custom but I will be repainting the spare heads that come with them and making a few displays for them. The first display will be the section with Kirk's captain's chair and the Helm/Navigation section.

The are 1:12 scale and are a little and are made by Mezco and the best way to describe them that they are a mini version of hottoys or Sideshow figures. The uniform is all cloth and the come with multiple hands and as mentioned an extra head and they all come with a phaser and communicator and a belt to put them on.

Kirk comes with a laser rifle and Spock and Sulu also come with a tricorder and Sulu also has a saber and they also come with about 25 POA. below are links to pics of the figures with all their extra's.

The figures also come with a stand and a clear stand attachment to make the do different poses.

Kirk
http://www.mezcotoyz.com/mas_assets/cache/image/9/3/2/2354.Jpg

Spock
http://www.mezcotoyz.com/mas_assets/cache/image/8/9/b/2203.Jpg

Sulu
http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/01/Mezco-One12-Star-Trek-Sulu-006.jpg

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mezco Kirk, Spock and Sulu 6" P82 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2017, 11:48:41 PM
Hi All,

Besides the AT-AT head I'm also doing a Star Trek TOS partial bridge. I don't how much of the bridge I will be doing but as you can see from the pics it will have the Captain's Chair Helm/Navigation as well as the turbo lift and the consoles up to Spocks.

The figure's are from Mezco and are awesome and are 1:12/6" scale, The captain's chair is from Diamond Select is perfect and the floor and helm/navigation are made so far using foam board.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Mezco Kirk, Spock and Sulu 6" P82 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2017, 11:49:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 25/06/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 25, 2017, 12:29:26 AM
It is nice to see the original Star Trek crew in action.
I can't wait to see the finished dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 25/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 25, 2017, 04:24:35 AM
Looks just like I remember them. Sharp Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 25/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 25, 2017, 06:01:55 PM
Hi All,

It is nice to see the original Star Trek crew in action.
I can't wait to see the finished dio.

Thanks mate and yeah I have loved Trek since I was a kid and started to watch the re-runs back in 1975. With the Mezco figures they are awesome as the hide the articulation with the cloth goods and that makes it more realistic as well.

Looks just like I remember them. Sharp Ron. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and they are awesome especially with you get them in a good pose.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 25/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 25, 2017, 07:19:29 PM
Hi All,

Last bit of work on the USS Enterprise bridge for the night. This will be the size I'm doing but will keep templates for further additions to the bridge. The turbo lift is done except the roof section and the floor has been raised.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 26/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 26, 2017, 05:00:14 AM
Oh yeah, looking good. You gonna put him in the "Fire" pose (Kirk)? I always loved when Kirk was ready to blast someone out of the sky. His Fire line is my favorite. You are making me want to go back and watch all those old Star Trek movies.

Not to jack this too much, but one of my favorite memories as a kid in elementary school was when they took all the kids to the cafeteria stage and put up a huge screen and we watched Star Trek the Motion Picture. I don't guess schools could do this nowadays, but wow it sure got me hooked on Star Trek. Great work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 26/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 26, 2017, 04:31:54 PM
Oh yeah, looking good. You gonna put him in the "Fire" pose (Kirk)? I always loved when Kirk was ready to blast someone out of the sky. His Fire line is my favorite. You are making me want to go back and watch all those old Star Trek movies.

Not to jack this too much, but one of my favorite memories as a kid in elementary school was when they took all the kids to the cafeteria stage and put up a huge screen and we watched Star Trek the Motion Picture. I don't guess schools could do this nowadays, but wow it sure got me hooked on Star Trek. Great work Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn, and yeah I grew up on Star Trek as well and loved all the movies and TV series. I will be doing some small displays down the track so Kirk can blast his way out of danger as he always does.

Yeah I remember the days we use to go to the hall and watch movies especially a day before school holidays, my daughter is in high school and they get to watch movies every now and then but on the TV.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 26/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 26, 2017, 04:43:19 PM
Hi All,

Another small update on the bridge.

I have done the end sections of the consoles and also the roof section leading into the turbo lift, I have used foam board for these and then glued all the sections together except the capt chair and helm and navigation section so that I can work on the bridge without obstructions.

The roof to the turbo lift has had fly screen mesh added to it and will later get frosted plastic for the light cover.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 27/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 27, 2017, 05:33:59 AM
This is really taking shape now. Great work Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 27/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 27, 2017, 04:21:36 PM
This is really taking shape now. Great work Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn it is slowly getting there.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 27/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 27, 2017, 11:37:21 PM
Hi All,

More updates, the station consoles are now coming together very nicely.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 28, 2017, 01:19:55 PM
Looks good Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 28, 2017, 10:30:20 PM
Looks good Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: JDeck on June 29, 2017, 05:02:45 AM
Those are some great looking Star Trek figures. The Bridge you're building is looking very awesome as well. To me the original series was just the best, I still watch it on Saturdays.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 29, 2017, 06:11:28 AM
Is this the bridge that will have Spock able to look down into some gadget on the science station?

(http://i.imgur.com/5QYWrtf.jpg)

I always thought that was cool, Man what a cool place for an led too. When I get all my yard work done today I plan on starting up a Star Trek Movie Marathon thanks to this. Man it looks good Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 29, 2017, 04:52:05 PM
Those are some great looking Star Trek figures. The Bridge you're building is looking very awesome as well. To me the original series was just the best, I still watch it on Saturdays.

Cheers JD and the figures are awesome and yeah I love all the Trek shows and Movies but the Original series to me is the best as was well. I started watching the series again and once I have watched them I'll be watching the cartoon series.

Is this the bridge that will have Spock able to look down into some gadget on the science station?

(http://i.imgur.com/5QYWrtf.jpg)

I always thought that was cool, Man what a cool place for an led too. When I get all my yard work done today I plan on starting up a Star Trek Movie Marathon thanks to this. Man it looks good Ron.

Hey Shawn, yeah mate that is the one I'm doing and there will be LED's around the bridge and sounds. That is a awesome idea I think I'll do the same starting tonight as I haven't watched any of the ST movies for a while and thanks buddy.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 30, 2017, 05:56:11 AM
Cool. I hoped that was the science station. I could see you doing a Klingon Bridge too. That would be neat.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 01, 2017, 01:13:09 AM
Cool. I hoped that was the science station. I could see you doing a Klingon Bridge too. That would be neat.

I couldn't make Spock's station without the viewer it would look right at all and if Mezco do some 1:12 Klingons I will make a bridge of a D7 for sure.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: Tamer on July 01, 2017, 04:35:52 AM
Surely some Klingons will get made. Surely?
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:43:53 PM
Surely some Klingons will get made. Surely?

Hey Shawn, sorry for the late reply mate. Yeah you would hope they will make some Klingons, their 1:12 line is going great so I can't see why they couldn't.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:49:57 PM
Hi All,

All my model room has been moved to the new room so to keep me sane I have started on two new Star Trek TOS items which are the shuttle and transporter room. I won't be able to finish these until the move is completely done which looks like next week now as I'm waiting on the removalist to get the ok from defence.

So here are WIP pic of the last bit of work I did to the bridge, shuttle and also the WIP pics of the transporter room.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:51:09 PM
Shuttle WIP pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:52:02 PM
More shuttle pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:52:50 PM
Last shuttle pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge Section WIP 6" P82 28/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2017, 07:53:52 PM
Start of the transporter/room
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 10, 2017, 02:20:09 PM
Loving the star trek love your doing ! Cant wait to see them finished !
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: Panther on July 11, 2017, 01:43:15 AM
I love Classic Trek and think these are wonderful, looking forward to seeing the end results mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: Tamer on July 11, 2017, 05:28:13 AM
I ran out of time to comment yesterday morning as I had to take my wife for a doc check up, but I did get this on the front page.

Great progress on all fronts Ron. I like it all.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: Sjefke on July 11, 2017, 02:34:14 PM
These dios really take me back, Ron.
Can't wait for the follow ups.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 01:57:00 AM
Hi All,

Sorry for the late replies I was moving house but finally moved in.

Loving the star trek love your doing ! Cant wait to see them finished !

Thanks mate.

I love Classic Trek and think these are wonderful, looking forward to seeing the end results mate.

Cheers buddy I'll have an update soon.

I ran out of time to comment yesterday morning as I had to take my wife for a doc check up, but I did get this on the front page.

Great progress on all fronts Ron. I like it all.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I hope all went well with your wife.

These dios really take me back, Ron.
Can't wait for the follow ups.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 03:00:09 AM
Hi All,

I finally moved into the house Tuesday gone and completed doing my model room up. I have re-started on the bridge diorama by painting the captains chair and helm/navigation section and the floor that they sit on.

I have also completed the captains chair and used plastic card for the instrument panels, I have started the helm/navigation console by adding the astrogator and the forward scanner plotter by printing them off the net and cutting and gluing them inplace.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 03:01:40 AM
With instruments panels
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - ST Bridge, Transpoter, Shuttle WIP 6" P83 10/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 03:02:18 AM
last 3
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: Tamer on July 22, 2017, 05:15:16 AM
Cool deal Ron. Looks great. Off to share.

I bet having that new room feels good. Take a few pics after you get it all set up.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: Sjefke on July 22, 2017, 06:43:24 AM
That is an outstanding dio!
I want one
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: JDeck on July 22, 2017, 09:49:14 AM
Fantastic! Everything looks great, but I am impressed with the instrument panels on the captain's chair. Looking good.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 03:20:32 PM
Cool deal Ron. Looks great. Off to share.

I bet having that new room feels good. Take a few pics after you get it all set up.

Cheers Shawn and having the new room does feel good it is smaller then the old room but I made it work. I will take pics today and post them for you.

That is an outstanding dio!
I want one


Thanks mate and I'm actually surprised that they never made bridge sections for the figures they would have sold straight away.

Fantastic! Everything looks great, but I am impressed with the instrument panels on the captain's chair. Looking good.

Thanks heaps JD and yeah I was more then happy with the way the Captain's chair turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 22, 2017, 06:45:13 PM
Hi All,

Shawn as requested mate here are pics of my new room. It is 1 metre shorter in width and length and were the cupboard is shorter as the old room the cupboard went across the wall so I have heaps of space for storage.

The good news is that the room I'm going to build in the garage will about the same size as the new room I will be having storage cupboards all around the room but up high. Then I will have all my shelves for my models from the floor to 1.5 m high around the walls and my new model table will be built straight onto the wall in one corner.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: Tamer on July 23, 2017, 06:36:45 AM
That looks pretty good to me!
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2017, 04:23:15 PM
That looks pretty good to me!

Cheers Shawn and yeah honestly for a house, land and pool for $410k we are stoked and we need a pool here as it gets bloody hot and muggy.

The good news is that I have laid down the area for my new room in the garage and will start looking for materials to start building in the next 3 months.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2017, 04:25:46 PM
Hi All,

I have completed adding and painting the instrument panels and I'm now starting on the targeting scanner then the chairs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 22/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2017, 04:27:27 PM
Last 3
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 24/07/17
Post by: JDeck on July 23, 2017, 05:43:37 PM
Dang man! That is looking great! I saw a really neat episode yesterday. I like them all but, some are better than others.
Title: Re: Hemble's other Custom's - Star Trek Bridge WIP 6" P84 24/07/17
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2017, 02:30:34 AM
Dang man! That is looking great! I saw a really neat episode yesterday. I like them all but, some are better than others.

Thanks heaps JD and yeah I'm the same buddy I like them all but there a few that I could watch over and over again with no worries at all.

Ron