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Title: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on September 12, 2011, 07:58:24 PM
Hi all.
I've been working on a few things here and there, mostly head sculpts, and I was itching to post so I figured I'd post a WIP I'm working on.

This one, UNFORTUNATELY, was too late for the Dark Lords Contest. That is what I was originally making him for.  This is one of my own design originating from my comic covers in the Fan Art section. He is Naga Raja, his bio can be found there, in Fan Art.

I'm using Fix-It Sculpt for his body details. The head is an original sculpt from Sculpey Firm in the likeness of Boris Karloff. Who better for a Dark Lord?!

I hope to have him done soon. I'll post pictures as I go.

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8853/phototest018.jpg)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/311/phototest019.jpg)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2854/phototest020.jpg)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8382/phototest022.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3526/phototest023.jpg)

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2038/phototest024.jpg)


P.S.: I'm trying really hard to improve the picture taking technique.  ;D
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: RavenEye on September 12, 2011, 09:08:14 PM
 DH Looking good! Like how this is coming together. Can't wait to see it done.  DH
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on September 13, 2011, 03:05:35 AM
Wow, love the head sculpt. On the front page DS.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: darknsour on September 13, 2011, 03:51:26 AM
Very Cool!!!

Love the head!!!

Where did you get it or did you make it yourself??

Great job!!!

Looks great already but I'm sure it will be amazing when done!!!

Thanks for posting

Rich
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Clonehead on September 13, 2011, 04:18:23 AM
Man, he sure is looking evil! I love that head and especially that chest armor piece.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: hangarbay94 on September 13, 2011, 05:00:20 AM
I have so much respect for anyone attempting sculpting, it's one peg higher than most will go, and it's so fantastic to see these WIP shots.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: darthdaddy on September 13, 2011, 06:12:15 AM
Your sculpting is fantastic.  I'm super impressed.  I sculpt my figures too, so I know the work that went into this.  I'm looking forward to seeing him finished, but you are already off to a killer start.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Joerhyno on September 13, 2011, 08:57:53 AM
Uh Oh... Sithfire better watch out!!!

That's turning out to be a real awesome looking figure. I love the evil head too. Cant wait to see this guy finished.  As for pics, if you have a decent camera, make yourself a light box, you can google it and it isn't hard, or do like I did and take the easy way out and buy one. I went to my local Wolf's camera store and bought one. They had a couple different kind there. Once you get one, with the proper lights, it makes one heck of a difference. Keep us updated.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on September 13, 2011, 02:45:46 PM
that is some fine sculpting cant wait to see it finished
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: lucasclones_strikes_back on September 13, 2011, 03:03:01 PM
Wow thats nice with that head sculpt is great!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 13, 2011, 06:00:18 PM
Charles, I am so excited to see you at work again! That head sculpt is amazing and you can put me down for one when you get going again. The chest piece you have sculpted is just awesome! Is that an old Elizabeth Swan torso you sculpted over? You have really got the fix-it figured out, I wish I could sculpt this good! The small details are so nice! Great update buddy.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on September 14, 2011, 10:56:43 AM
Thanks everyone!

I hope to have him done soon. We'll see...

Thanks for the "FRONT PAGE" Tamer! It's a lot of fun to get on there!

Sorry to see you're taking a break OrangePeace. I just started following your customs here and on the Scum. Hope you get back in the game soon.

Hey Rich, thanks buddy! That is a sculpted head. I've got a few more I've done in the past weeks. I've got to get on the bodies for them now.

Thanks CloneHead, I'm going to try to pull a cast of that chest plate. I modeled it after a photo of Samurai armor.

Hey HangarBay I'm gonna take a shot of the tools I use soon and post em'. It's fairly easy to sculpt if you have the right stuff.

Thanks DD. Sculpting is the best part. The hardest part of doing a head , to me, is the eyes. Very difficult to work both sides proportionately.

Yep Joe, I've been wanting to build a box but haven't had the time. I want to try to do a box with a changeable floor and background. Soon it will be done.

Thanks SITH, I hope to get'r done soon!

LC_S_B thanks my friend! Love your stuff too, you're building quite a name for yourself!

Thanks LE, that torso is from a Prince of Persia figure. Don't know which one though. As soon as I'm "totally satisfied" with the Boris likeness I'm going to mold it, then cast him in Caucasian flesh color. I'll let you know when he's done.... just wait till you see the likeness of Lee Marvin I've done. Let's just say I'm extremely happy with it!


Thanks again everyone! 
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on March 29, 2013, 09:31:26 PM
Hi all, here is my entry for the EVII contest. I have a brief back story in that thread. Hope you all like him...




BORGA THE HUTT      


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2671_zpse59099ec.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2658_zps32302331.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2666_zps1e94d384.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2654_zpscc877809.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2676_zpsf33bc262.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2660_zps81a9fe2a.jpg)



I'll have some build pics up soon as well.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: wraithnine on March 30, 2013, 02:11:58 AM
great job! that is one ugly muthaf....
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on March 30, 2013, 04:53:44 AM
Wow, that looks perfect. Have to go to the front page with this.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 30, 2013, 06:52:24 AM
Very Cool!!!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 30, 2013, 08:07:39 AM
Now that is way cool !!! I can only imagine that after so long the hutts would be plotting against our heros to avenge jabba   lol  well done I lkie this hutt
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on March 30, 2013, 04:02:36 PM
great job! that is one ugly muthaf....

Thank you WraithNine! He is quite ugly, I call him a "Bull Hutt". I can see him being from a more arid region of Nal Hutta and Jabba from the swamps.


Wow, that looks perfect. Have to go to the front page with this.

Thanks Tamer and thanks for the FP!


Very Cool!!!

Thanks buddy.


Now that is way cool !!! I can only imagine that after so long the hutts would be plotting against our heros to avenge jabba   lol  well done I lkie this hutt

Thanks a bunch Jedi1977. I really don't want Sith in the new Episodes, I think they're done for now. Aliens and Mandos can be just as much a threat. Who's to say there arent some Darksiders among them, after all we still need Saber battles.


I'm posting some WIP pics from this guy. He was a lot of fun to make.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2600_zpsa912ac29.jpg)

Figure in it's original state.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2603_zpse41aad6a.jpg)

Disassembled Jabba figure. I cut away the back of the head from the tail's motion wheel.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2610_zps2ef61593.jpg)

Screws to re-enforce a FixIt "dome base".


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2615_zps94ac1f1e.jpg)

Checking the fit of the FixIt "dome base" prior to curing.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2617_zps036a95e5.jpg)

Ball socket insert for FixIt "dome base".



(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2620_zpsd4b3baf7.jpg)

Ball socket insert installed in the "dome base". Because the original figure had limited torso turning this application allows the figure to be fully turned to the side or "laying position" and still retain the tail movement.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2621_zps23c906b9.jpg)

Lacquer system Model Masters primer.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2624_zpsbf2222eb.jpg)

Head sculpting in Sculpey Firm for fine detail. I would not normally finish this head with paint. I would mold it and cast it in one peice for strength, but because this was done in one weeks time I'll wait to cast it and finish it instead.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2622_zpsc145bc7d.jpg)

Some of the tail sculpting started using FixIt Sculpt.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2680_zps45c54f83.jpg)

Original peg was cut off of the arm. Holes were drilled and ball joints were installed using FixIt as glue.



(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2681_zps220bc016.jpg)

Arms now pop on and off with ease and have more pose ability than the original swivel peg.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2682_zps987e6509.jpg)

Ball joints were all purchased from ISY sponsor The Big Bad Toy Store.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/IMG_2676_zpsf33bc262.jpg)

Vallejo acrylic Model Colors used for the paint apps, final spray with Testors "Dull Coat" and a drop of Crystal Clear casting epoxy was put in each eye to give a "wet look".


That's it in a 'nut shell'.



Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: dr0d26 on March 30, 2013, 04:39:25 PM
wicket looking hutt... Like the work on progress pics and the ball joint idea.. very nice entry...
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: The Willoughbian on March 30, 2013, 04:50:41 PM
Impressive! I need to get into sculpting more.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on March 30, 2013, 05:18:11 PM
That work in progress tutorial was for the win. So cool.

Can't wait to get that on the front page tomorrow.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2013, 04:56:26 AM
Truly amazing rebuild. Had to get this on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 01, 2013, 07:08:04 AM
Thanks for sharing the process that went into your build here. Man, a lot more work went into this thing than I thought! How do you like working with those ball joints? I have seen others use them on figures and have always wondered about them. As Shawn has said, you took one crappy piece of plastic and turned it into a masterpiece! I love the design and sculpting work you have done. Paint aps look great as well, he is one rough and tough looking joker!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on April 01, 2013, 07:31:08 PM
Thanks for sharing the process that went into your build here. Man, a lot more work went into this thing than I thought! How do you like working with those ball joints? I have seen others use them on figures and have always wondered about them. As Shawn has said, you took one crappy piece of plastic and turned it into a masterpiece! I love the design and sculpting work you have done. Paint aps look great as well, he is one rough and tough looking joker!


Thanks LE. I wanted this figure to be functional as if purchased off the shelf. I wanted the arms to work better. That original swivel joint had to go. The figure was from the deleted ANH scene and was only pose-able in the "crawling" perspective because that was Jabba's only position in that scene. I wanted this guy to be able to lay on his side too. That's why I put the work into the joint in his head.The original wheel was only able to turn about a quarter of it's circumference. That ball-joint allows the torso to pivot independently, while it's tight fit drags the wheel mechanism.

The Ball joints are handy. So far this was the first time I've used them and I'll say they work fine on larger figures. I haven't tried them on the "typical" human sized figure yet but I can already see something I want to try. When I mentioned the joints tight fit for the torso, up there, that was a happy accident. You see, when the ball is put into the socket, the socket expands a bit. BUT if you sink the socket into FixIt and let it set, it can't expand creating a tighter fit. ALSO rough-up the ends of the joints so that the FixIt can hold it in. If you don't the joints will slip out of the cured FixIt.

I got a few different kind of joints I just need to figure them out. They're in Chinese packaging and there is a microscopic diagram on how to assemble them but I don't own a microscope.

I'm still wanting to cast that head though. I want to try a version with a magnetized torso instead.



Truly amazing rebuild. Had to get this on the front page.

Thank you much Tamer. I saw the facebook page too thank you.


Impressive! I need to get into sculpting more.

Thanks Wiloughbian. The FixIt is really easy to use but a little trickier to manipulate. If you mix too much throw it in a ziplock bag and put it in the freezer. When you're ready to use it again, warm it up in your hands and it will return to it's last state.


wicket looking hutt... Like the work on progress pics and the ball joint idea.. very nice entry...

Thank You dr0d. I always hated that figure and now it's sitting on my desk.


Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Clonehead on April 02, 2013, 01:40:40 AM
Now that would be a good looking desk piece, to be sure. Thanks for the wip and build up detalis.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: STJuggernaut on April 03, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
fantastic job on this guy! love seeing the work in progress pics too, i really like seeing the process of a custom, especially one that turned out as good as this one!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on April 03, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
Now that would be a good looking desk piece, to be sure. Thanks for the wip and build up detalis.


Thanks CloneHead. I like tutorials, I wouldn't know half as much without them.


fantastic job on this guy! love seeing the work in progress pics too, i really like seeing the process of a custom, especially one that turned out as good as this one!


Big thanks Juggernaut.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: darth_sidious on April 04, 2013, 09:12:35 AM
Seeing the WIP pics really adds to the custom, and makes me appreciate it more.  I think it would have been cool to see this Hutt in the CW series on the Hutt Council. ;)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on April 30, 2014, 06:47:26 PM
Hi Guys. Finding a little time on my hands as of late... and I mean a little. I wanted to enter the REBELS contest but alas I couldn't think of a darn thing to do. Instead I decided to follow what I like, so without mentioning any names here are a few WIPs.....


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/PhotoshopArt/MarvelWIPs031b_zps672fcaad.jpg)



(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/PhotoshopArt/MarvelWIPs036b_zpscab9a43e.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on May 01, 2014, 02:41:54 AM
Interesting wips. Liking the look of the Hammerhead one especially. Back to the fp.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on May 01, 2014, 06:07:07 PM
Thanks Tamer! I'm gonna try to work on these this weekend a little. I'll keep them as up-to-date as I can.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Sjefke on May 01, 2014, 07:37:05 PM

Ball joints were all purchased from ISY sponsor The Big Bad Toy Store.


Those ball pegs are an awesome product! 
I've never seen them on BBTS.  Do you have the specific link page?

Nice upgrade DarthSinister.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on May 02, 2014, 07:49:44 AM
Those ball joints are pretty handy, but BBTS makes it really hard to find them. It also looks like they've reduced their stock a little. I would assume because no one buys them cause they can't find them.

They have them listed under scratch building and customizing but here is a link:  http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=customizing&page=1 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=customizing&page=1&utm_source=site&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=ImperialShipyards)

Also do a google search for the company that produces them which is HOBBY BASE BALL JOINTS and you can click around on the pics and possibly find another supplier since BBTS is reducing their stock. Here's another link:    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=609&q=hobby+base+ball+joint&oq=hobby+base&gs_l=img.1.1.0i24l10.2306.6219.0.9209.10.10.0.0.0.0.159.1237.0j10.10.0....0...1ac.1.42.img..0.10.1211.80_aEEWN9Fs#imgdii=_ (https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=609&q=hobby+base+ball+joint&oq=hobby+base&gs_l=img.1.1.0i24l10.2306.6219.0.9209.10.10.0.0.0.0.159.1237.0j10.10.0....0...1ac.1.42.img..0.10.1211.80_aEEWN9Fs#imgdii=_)


I dig your customs and hope you can find a decent supplier on these so I can see more scratch figures from you. Keep up the great work!!!!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on May 31, 2014, 10:47:35 PM
A quick update on some of my customs.

I've finished the heads for two of my WIPs. They're done in Sculpey and will be molded and cast in plastic resin in a flesh color. No sculpting or painting has been done yet.

I'm sure a few of you figured out I'm finally doing some MARVEL characters. I'll be putting my own spin on them though. This is how I feel they could translate to today's audience... Sinister style.


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/CrimsonJackWiP1_zpsdc1aea6e.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/JolliWiP1_zpsdbcafcac.jpg)


(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/SpacePiratesWiP1_zpsaefc90dc.jpg)


Hope you all dig em'.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on May 31, 2014, 11:12:11 PM
Yes, I dig 'em!  Can't wait to see the finished products.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on June 01, 2014, 04:09:27 AM
Yes, I dig 'em!  Can't wait to see the finished products.

Ditto what JM said. These are gonna rock. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Sjefke on June 01, 2014, 08:29:38 AM

I dig your customs and hope you can find a decent supplier on these so I can see more scratch figures from you. Keep up the great work!!!!
Love yours too. 
These are masterful sculpts. 


Thanks for all those links.   I'll shop around and find the best price for the double ball joints.  BBTS has the best price, but as you warned, "Currently Out of Stock" is a recurring theme.  There are dozens of sellers on Amazon based in Asia, but the prices are not outrageous.   I'm not in a hurry, but I am very intrigued.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on June 02, 2014, 11:12:37 AM
Thanks fellas! I do appreciate the feed back.


Love yours too. 
These are masterful sculpts. 


Thanks for all those links.   I'll shop around and find the best price for the double ball joints.  BBTS has the best price, but as you warned, "Currently Out of Stock" is a recurring theme.  There are dozens of sellers on Amazon based in Asia, but the prices are not outrageous.   I'm not in a hurry, but I am very intrigued.



Thanks Sjefke, I'm constantly trying to improve my head sculpts.

I've bought figures from China sellers and had no problem. I hope that helps a little. I started off with a small test run order and it was perfectly fine.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: darth_sidious on June 02, 2014, 12:33:30 PM
Really like the pirate - looking forward to seeing it painted up.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 13, 2014, 02:44:37 PM
Really like the pirate - looking forward to seeing it painted up.

Thanks Sidious, I had to put them on hold though for the contest. I was hard at work on my entry all month.



And here is my entry for the EU contest this month along with WIP pics! Hope you guys dig em".


Bounty Hunter SNOOVA

First up is a photo of my armor making process. Here you can see the original Fix-It Sculpt piece over the foil covered clay mannequin. It's grey in color because of the primer it's been sprayed with. Next on a clay base in an uncompleted LEGO mold frame. Next is the mold with the original still on it and a few castings in black laying around. Last is just a visual on how flexible the plastic is after curing.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova237_zps884c0955.jpg)

This is the completed figure before assembly.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova256_zpsab9f7f64.jpg)

And the completed figure featuring all the accessories and different poses.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova002_zps7ced97e0.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova004_zps9d75474b.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova006_zps6aa0121f.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova008_zpsa504f143.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova013_zpse8ae7402.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova020_zpse13cfe37.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova022_zpse1f752cc.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova026_zps7efa30e5.jpg)

Here is a comparison with the Hasbeen offering...

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Snoova003_zps52e46bbb.jpg)


Now to get back to my Space Pirates!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on July 14, 2014, 06:20:38 AM
Wow! Now that was some effort you put into this upgraded Snoova. I loved SOTE. Your custom is hand down such an improvement over the original figure. I can't even imagine how many of these would sell if they were released like this. Just an awesome job. Look for this one on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: smeagol92055 on July 14, 2014, 02:36:35 PM
I had that Chewie figure from back when the SotE was on the shelves in the late 90s, and it's one of my all-time favorite figures. This is a MASTERFUL update to the character! Bravo!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 14, 2014, 07:38:03 PM
Wow! Now that was some effort you put into this upgraded Snoova. I loved SOTE. Your custom is hand down such an improvement over the original figure. I can't even imagine how many of these would sell if they were released like this. Just an awesome job. Look for this one on the front page.

Thanks Tamer. This one, where it looks fairly strait forward, was a lot of work. The armor alone took at least 4 or 5 days to complete the sculpting and then the molding process was about 3 days. I did a two part mold and cut the armor out which made it a three part. I'm really getting into the multi-part molds. They take longer, especially if you methodically make them that way, but there well worth it in the end.

I was actually thinking about selling this one on my e-bay account. The only thing that's stopping me is the fact that I used Fix-it Sculpt for some of the body add-ons. I like to get those parts as scale to the figure as possible and in the end that makes them thin and brittle. I would hate to sell something to someone that is delicate. I would usually cast those parts in plastic which makes them more durable. I may go back on a few things and sure them up and put him up for auction.



I had that Chewie figure from back when the SotE was on the shelves in the late 90s, and it's one of my all-time favorite figures. This is a MASTERFUL update to the character! Bravo!

Man, thanks buddy! He actually looks ten times better in person. I wish you guys could see him in person. At this moment he is standing next to my Borga the Hutt and they look great together.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on July 15, 2014, 06:13:10 AM
Well I think this one would go for a high dollar amount if you do sell it!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 15, 2014, 10:14:53 AM
Just a quick update to the thread. I realized that I had never posted my entries in the Kit-Bash contest from a while ago so here they are...


The idea was to fill out some background characters for my last contest entry, Borga the Hutt. He was in desperate need of a menagerie so we went to work and set our goal for ten thugs. This entry will be titled "Scum and Villainy".

#1 
Vroota Din
(Bounty Hunter) Employed by Borga the Hutt.

Greedo head attached with U-Glu Dashes for a non-permanent alteration
Fire Fly Jacket
Mandalorian Police body
El-Les hands
VC Boba Fett Jet Pack

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy055_zpse45623af.jpg)


#2
Diezerak
(Smuggler) Spice Runner


Wioslea head
Momaw Nadon neck dressing
Hem Dazon body
Farmboy Luke cape
Shoulder Strap Amanaman

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy071_zps59ef02c1.jpg)


#3
Al' Trenni
(Thug) Employed by Borga the Hutt.


M'llyoom Onith head
Prince of Persia belt (for head gear)
Pre Cyborg Grievous cape
Prince Xizor hands (comic pack)
VC Woof Body

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy078_zps0c194fe6.jpg)


#4
Hez Bol
(Gambler) down on his luck gambler.


Hem Dazon head
Embo chest plate
Pirates of the Caribbean OST zombie jacket
Clegg Holdfast body

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy080_zps50bf4eb1.jpg)


#5
Ace Longshot
(Swoop Bike Racer)


Mando Police head
Goggles Anakin cold weather gear
A'shard Hett neck wrapings
Vest ?
Talon Karrde Torso
Bom Vimdin legs

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy089_zpsa1cb3311.jpg)


#6
Grood
(Brute) Hired as a personal guard by Borga the Hutt


Myo head
Woof helmet and ammo belt
Vintage Bib Fortuna body armor
Kithaba hands
Jango Fett shin guards for gauntlets
Hobbit Fimbul body

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy090_zps351bc7b7.jpg)


#7
Jimma Rasslyn
(Assassin) Employed by Borga the Hutt


Leesub Sirln head
GI Joe Night Creeper head gear
Lumiya cape
Hem Dazon ammo belt
Agent Helix body

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy100_zps54e1954c.jpg)


#8
Quanteen
Death Stick Dealer


Garindan Head
Embo helmet
VC Darth Vader cape
Assassin's Creed The Doctor body

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy110_zpsee72dd57.jpg)


#9 & 10
Zit Danzig & Gog
Informant and his pet


Zit
Utapaun Warriors head
Space suit Obi-Wan helmet
Narnia Dwarf body

Gog
Concept Chewbacca head
Slave Leia Chain
Pre-Cyborg Grievous body
Comic Pack Amanin skulls

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/isy127_zps46e9b22e.jpg)


Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Barmic_Rin on July 15, 2014, 01:56:50 PM
Wow!! That's a check of an update!!
 I love the little spacer and his pet!
And that Snoova is just amazing!!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 15, 2014, 06:56:51 PM
Wow!! That's a check of an update!!
 I love the little spacer and his pet!
And that Snoova is just amazing!!

Thanks Barmic. I loved doing the Snoova he was a lot of fun.

Zit and Gog are the two kit-bashes you're referring to and they are my favorites out of that bunch too. A little inside info that makes them even better is that Gog, as big as he is, is terrified of Zit. Zit is a vicious little bas---d and bullies Gog constantly. Some say it makes him feel taller.   ;D
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Mando Assasin on July 16, 2014, 06:47:22 AM
All these customs are amazing. I really like that ww2 gun the lady has. Is it a joe gun.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on July 16, 2014, 10:23:35 AM
Nice, time to get some of this on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Starchaser on July 17, 2014, 12:08:03 AM
What a wonderful set of customs. You have a great eye for combinations. I really enjoyed the Rodian bounty hunter and Ace Longshot.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: koth on July 17, 2014, 01:42:03 PM
You've been busy. Loving Zit and Gog!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: customjedi on July 18, 2014, 02:20:30 PM
So many fantastic pieces you've put together! I am coveting Snoova in particular. The Trandoshan skull is brilliant!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 20, 2014, 10:19:56 AM
All these customs are amazing. I really like that ww2 gun the lady has. Is it a joe gun.

I can't remember what hat gun was from. I thought it was an Aura Sing weapon but I'm not 100% sure.


Nice, time to get some of this on the front page.

Thanks Tamer!


What a wonderful set of customs. You have a great eye for combinations. I really enjoyed the Rodian bounty hunter and Ace Longshot.

Thanks Starchaser, I have a lot of fun swapping parts. I thought that Mando Police Officer body was perfect Rodian base. Oh and Congats on your contest win!


You've been busy. Loving Zit and Gog!

Thanks man!


So many fantastic pieces you've put together! I am coveting Snoova in particular. The Trandoshan skull is brilliant!

Thanks my friend! I figured Snoova would need a trophy and what better than a Transdosian skull.


Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 31, 2014, 04:16:28 PM
Been steady working on an update. I finally got one of the Pirates done.

This is a Crimson Jack re-boot. If some of you don't know who Captain Jack is he was the first EU character in the Star Wars Universe given to us by MARVEL comics in October of 1977. If you've never seen his original incarnation it was a bit ridiculous. Often when I read this as a kid I used to wonder if the colorist simply forgot to color Jack's legs blue/black like the rest of him. After a while you realize this dude's got no pants. Why would a guy go into space without pants? Like Padme said to little Anni "space is cold". Yikes.

Here's a look at his original design and the inspiration for this custom.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Untitled-2_zps68043da5.jpg)


Jack was a Pirate Captain. The 'Crimson' came from the color of his hair I assume. He and Han Solo had a past so Crimson Jack knew his tricks and in the first issue after the adaptation of ANH, Jack robbed Solo of his reward. Crimson Jack also had a cool Pirate ship. He had converted a Imperial Star Destroyer into his own personal Marauder. Here is my own interpretation of his ship with a cool symbol of my own design cause every Pirate needs a flag. This is what Han Solo may have seen through the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/Page6_Panel1b_zps7d9e363a.jpg)


Here's the re-boot figure for Captain Jack...

First up is Jack in his Pirate Raider Gear for space walks.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/finishedJack1023_zps32ce7c5c.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/1234035_zps34c23a6e.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/1234044_zpsb672d159.jpg)


And here he is before assembly and paint apps. I originally showed my wip with a coat. That was going to be an extra accessory but I had to scrap it because of difficulty making it easily removable. Maybe next time.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/peicesofJack002_zps4e92a9ca.jpg)

The helmet is hand sculpted, molded and cast in soft flexible plastic. The neck compression ring is a cast of TCW Anakin space helmet's bottom ring (minus the bubble). The vest is a re-cast of the Death Star Engineer's with pauldrons added and a magnet inside the back. The Jet pack is a re-cast of the Spacetrooper pack with a magnet added. The head is an original sculpt cast in flesh color and yes, Jeff Bridge's Obadiah Stane was the inspiration. Below the waist is Willrow Hood, Torso is Black Beard from Pirates of the Caribbean, arms and gloves are Hoth Han Solo.

Hope you all like em'!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JediMerc on August 01, 2014, 05:02:35 AM
I love what you've been able to do on your Crimson Jack: wow!  Looks great as a figure and excellent choices for the parts---especially loving the use of the Dr. Evazan torso...perfect!

Moving away from the "He-Man" styled clothing that he wore in the Marvel comics and replacing it with more mature gear could not have been too easy, but the look turned out well.  I love the use of that cast head sculpt (and your paint applications are very nice). 

I have had great difficulty in finding time for my own customs over the past year, and I've been missing from these boards for some time, but lately I've found myself checking back in as often as I'm able just to see what figure incarnations/digital customs you have up your sleeve.  Keep these great ideas coming!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on August 01, 2014, 06:23:20 AM
Wow, great upgrade. Off to share!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Starchaser on August 01, 2014, 06:35:50 PM
This is a really wonderful modernization of Crimson Jack. Your sculpting work is so marvelous (no pun intended). I can't wait to see how Jolli turns out. Your creativity and attention to detail are an inspiration.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 01, 2014, 07:55:28 PM
I love what you've been able to do on your Crimson Jack: wow!  Looks great as a figure and excellent choices for the parts---especially loving the use of the Dr. Evazan torso...perfect!

Moving away from the "He-Man" styled clothing that he wore in the Marvel comics and replacing it with more mature gear could not have been too easy, but the look turned out well.  I love the use of that cast head sculpt (and your paint applications are very nice). 

I have had great difficulty in finding time for my own customs over the past year, and I've been missing from these boards for some time, but lately I've found myself checking back in as often as I'm able just to see what figure incarnations/digital customs you have up your sleeve.  Keep these great ideas coming!

Thanks Merc. The torso is actually Black Beard from Pirates Of The Caribbean. It's funny you said Evazan though because after I was well under way with this one I looked at Evazan and thought I could have used that torso. But after all I think Black Beard worked the best. I wanted him to have a kind of pot-bellied look and that torso matched well with the Willrow Hood portly-ness. I did have to do a lot of work to get it to work with the Hoth Han arms though. Black Beard was a pivot style shoulder so I custom made the Han arms ball-joint connector and cupped out the "arm pits" so that the 'ball' of the joint rested inside. I also replaced the Knee ball-joint connector with a custom cast one in black. That's my solution for the scraping off paint on that part that plagues everyone.



 
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 01, 2014, 07:56:57 PM
Wow, great upgrade. Off to share!

Thanks Tamer! I like him better than the "virtual custom" I did.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 01, 2014, 08:05:16 PM
This is a really wonderful modernization of Crimson Jack. Your sculpting work is so marvelous (no pun intended). I can't wait to see how Jolli turns out. Your creativity and attention to detail are an inspiration.


Thanks buddy! Jolli is a tough one. I think I'm going to re-cast the entire torso of the figure in flesh so it will look right. I just pulled her head cast in flesh tonight and she looks great! I'm very happy with the head sculpt for her and Jack. They look great in the grey clay but in flesh they look so much better. I was just looking at her under a magnifier and discovered that she's also a dead ringer for Maggie Greene from AMCs The Walking Dead. I'm sure I'll cross her over for that because I want to do some TWD stuff.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: customjedi on August 02, 2014, 07:17:07 AM
Love the modern Crimson Jack! The "deep-v" gives him just enough of a hint of exhibitionism without being inappropriately pants-free.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 02, 2014, 07:22:46 AM
You nailed it CJ. Since he showed so much skin in the comic I thought it would be a good thing to bring that in somewhere.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on December 01, 2014, 04:49:42 PM
Here is my entry for the 2014 ISY Birthday Challenge. The theme was the ULTIMATE Action Figure so I decided to do one of my top favorite Star Wars characters from my favorite Star Wars film. This is the ULTIMATE "Empire Strikes Back" Han Solo.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/ULTIMATEESBHanSolo_zps3481d150.jpg)

This ultimate Han Solo features a light-up mini figure stand, Han Solo frozen in Carbonite block, many different configuration possibilities and 16 accessories.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/ULTIMATEESBHanSolo2_zpsa8f1d230.jpg)

Han's trousers are from the VC Bespin Han and feature ball-hinged hips. The lower legs are from the LC Cloud City Wing Guard and have been painted to match. His Hoth trousers are parted from the SL Hoth Han and the upper legs are from a G I Joe FireFly giving this incarnation ball jointed hips. The original plastic skirt was cut away and a Quinlan Vos soft goods skirt was added and painted to match giving the newly hinged hips freedom to move. Han's shirt was taken from a POTJ Bespin Han. An elongated neck-peg cast was added and the hollow torso was filled with a soft Smooth-On plastic and arm and waist peg receivers are molded in. His Hoth coat, also taken from the SL Hoth Han has been modified with a neck peg cast to receive a regular head.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/ULTIMATEESBHanSolo3_zpsffbb339d.jpg)

Han is ready to fight off Mynock above. His arms are from the VC Bespin Han giving him full pose-ability and his removable jacket is again from the POTJ Bespin Han. The Hoth Han head from the Saga Legends line has been hollowed out to snugly fit the modified neck peg.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/ULTIMATEESBHanSolo4_zps27b1dd50.jpg)

Ready to do some repairs to the Falcon, Han is outfitted with a VC Echo Base coat and arms. The arm's original shoulder pegs have been removed by slicing one side of it's holding shaft and new ones are added from a cast of the SL Hoth arms, standardizing the pegs to the other arms. A tiny dot of Gorilla Glue is added to the holding shaft and it's as good as new.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/Custom%20Figures/ULTIMATEESBHanSolo5_zpseeec67dc.jpg)

The lighted base casts an amber glow on poor Han as he is being frozen in Carbonite. The base is a Home Depot drain filled with an amber/clear resin and lit with a puck light. Han sports yet another pair of arms borrowed from a VC ANH Han. His gun belt is removed and a filler belt is added. The belt is from an LC Jeremoch Colton hollowed to fit and painted to match. The Carbonite Han is from the POTF collection. The face has been re-sculpted with Fix-It and a back has been added to the block. It's been entirely re-painted for a more accurate look.

This figure kit's 16 accessories round Solo out. They include:
Folded Down Hood
Snow Goggles
Neckerchief
Hoth Binoculars
Hoth Scanner
Welding Mask
Welding Goggles
Welding Torch
Breather Mask
2 Mynock
Gun Belt
Filler Belt
Blaster
Hand Cuffs
Arm Shackles


This guys got a lot more combinations by using different legs and torsos, jackets and gear! This is what I'd like to see Hasbro put out as a standard.

Unfortunately I didn't get to finish his Hoth hat and hood that were going to be two separate removable pieces. Also the Han in Carbonite was going to get lights as well but I just didn't have time. This is my final entry. I hope you all like him! 
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JDeck on December 01, 2014, 06:30:21 PM
Really cool. Han is my favorite character and that grate works well as the Bespin floor. I want an ultimate ESB Han figure
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on December 07, 2014, 05:18:23 AM
I have been so itching to feature this one.

It will get top billing on the day my daughter draws your name out of my cup.

Remember folks, even if you win a random prize, everyone is still entered for the grand prize too. The random prizes are just icing!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on December 09, 2014, 08:58:47 PM
Thanks guys. This one was fun to do. There were so many looks Han went through in ESB I almost had to stop myself in fear of having too much.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Sjefke on December 12, 2014, 07:32:29 PM
That IS the Ultimate Scoundrel.   Great work collecting all the best Solo parts and accessories.  That's a $24 retail exclusive, easy. 
BTW, I cant believe I missed that Snoova presentation.   What excellent casting techniques!  Did you sculpt that armor too?   O0. Outstanding.
I love your pirates too.  You know I have a thing for scum and villainy.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: spudafett on December 12, 2014, 11:19:41 PM
absolutely fantastic work.  Beautiful seamless addition of those joe pieces.  Using the quinlan vos soft goods was a wise choice.

Ultimate han solo indeed.  Great work.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JediMerc on December 13, 2014, 06:24:57 AM
DS, this is absolutely some of the best work done on any of the key characters from the OT.  With Han being as popular as he is, I'm actually surprised that more people haven't attempted something like this (though I'm not sure they'd have come up with such a great product, as you've done here). 

The knee caps on Hoth Han look seamless: excellent work fusing the GIJoe legs to the Hoth boots...can't even tell they're different parts from figures of a different line.  I love everything about the figure mods and the setup, but my absolute favorite piece here is the idea to use the drain as a stand for the carbonite block.  As soon as I saw it, I had to check your posts to see how you got this done...tremendous idea!  (door slams...car starts up...Garmin begins stating quickest way to Home Depot... ;)  )

I have absolutely enjoyed your virtual customs over the past year and this is just a glimpse---I hope---of some great work on actual figures that we can expect to see from you in the future! 
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on June 08, 2017, 09:20:55 PM
Hello fellas!

Doing some 6" figures. Here's a WIP. I'll update it as I add to it.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/18921991_1913849322225595_5664903962849897641_n_zpsncj9ftua.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/18922058_1913849345558926_6217728034053576159_n_zpspai4e6ar.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/18951305_1913849365558924_4899593859286802198_n_zpss82dzjtd.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/18920581_1913849432225584_8231690608851221076_n_zpsimpiwjli.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/19029511_1913849412225586_5353260751087187529_n_zpssarhp3vv.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/19029322_1913849495558911_6560534551579919661_n_zps05seuvvj.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/19029483_1913849465558914_5789409591955510207_n_zpsn14asu5i.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on June 09, 2017, 04:02:02 AM
I saw that on our FB Page and shared it this morning. It looks great so far to me.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on June 09, 2017, 12:46:24 PM
Thanks for the front page Tamer. More to come on this guy!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 10, 2017, 01:23:19 AM
Excellent work so far.
The details on the helmet are amazing.
I can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on June 11, 2017, 11:08:25 AM
Thank you Fiala. Here are some close-ups of the sculpting work for my 6" Crimson Jack. Most of the work is done using Sculpey. The jet pack has elements of Aves Fixit sculpt. The idea here is an update for the old Marvel character from the 70's. Space helmet and jet pack are for pillaging disabled star ships. The pirates will sometimes jump into space and cut through the hull of a ship. The gun belt is made from "fun foam" from the craft store. It works great!

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_112923_zpsggbwrtii.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_113020_zpsh9twolfo.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_113049_zps5lemol1g.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_113133_zpsuirime43.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_113202_zps8gfuaahz.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170611_113321_zps08qlwtrm.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on June 12, 2017, 05:46:51 AM
Very nice. off to share the latest.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on June 13, 2017, 03:17:07 PM
Thanks Tamer. This will be a 1/12th build of the 1/18th figure I did years ago. More to come.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 24, 2017, 03:30:15 PM
Hi all! I've got a few progress pictures on Crimson Jack. I still need to do some touch-up paint. Removable coat is done. Jet pack is going to have to be re-worked. The mold came out wonky and it wont cast correctly. The jet pack is also unpainted as is the space helmet. The space helmet and Jack's head are original sculptures, molded and cast in Smooth-on Smooth Cast 325. Still working out some casting issues... (I hate casting), but all will be good with lots and lots of patients.

Last photo is a Mando head I'm working on. Not happy with this one. Might re-work it soon. All are 6" scale.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150224_zpsg3xsjlui.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150036_zpsx1aetaix.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_145734_zpsmfzwa9zp.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_145654_zps6gvfjn8n.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150407_zpszybjn1ry.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150519_zpsitcsr8mp.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150622_zpslm46tzpv.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_150635_zpsuwjayfkd.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170724_151153_zpsl4fa4ue2.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JDeck on July 24, 2017, 04:48:57 PM
Dude that is an awesome figure! The headsculpt looks great. Overall it's kickass.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 24, 2017, 06:16:55 PM
Thanks JDeck.  ;D
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on July 25, 2017, 06:55:45 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on July 26, 2017, 10:00:22 AM
Thanks Tamer. This is far from done. He has a special accessory I'm trying to work out.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Starchaser on July 27, 2017, 10:28:37 PM
Crimson Jack looks awesome! The head is really fabulous.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 03, 2017, 01:18:13 PM
Thanks Starchaser. That head is a test run on my mold. It had a few bubbles at the bottom in the back, but I had to see what it looked like painted. This one is the first sculpt. I actually did a second but I didn't like it as much. Even my wife said this one looked a little meaner.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 06, 2017, 06:44:13 PM
Just like Hondo and Jabba, Jack has a pirate pet. No not a parrot! A monkey lizard of coarse! This is not in the comic. This is my own design. His name is Zim Zim Tickbite.

So I've never been happy with anything Hasbro offered. I've got the Sideshow version. It looks great, but it doesn't move. Well, when all else fails make it yourself! The head sculpt is my own (of coarse). The head is one piece the ears are separate and have to be glued on. This is a plastic cast. I've molded the head and the tail. The body is an altered (Clone Wars) Geonosian. I'm going to attempt to mold and cast the rest of the body... that's 20 parts. Yikes! If they come out good and give me few problems I may sell copies. Keep your fingers crossed. I've still got to sculpt up his furry collar but here he is in the early stages. Let me know what you think!

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181115_zps9awfm1fw.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181153_zpsqh3vlpdh.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181237_zps2ssjtlsi.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181514_zps87277nzz.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181524_zpsodqulrcq.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_181919_zpspwhddfgq.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 06, 2017, 06:47:47 PM
Another preview! You know who. I can't do MARVEL Star Wars without Jaxxon. Here are the beginnings of my 6" version. He's coming out awesome! Original Head sculpt! It's two pieces, the head and the ears. They're awaiting mold rubber from Smooth-on. The calves and feet are also an original sculpt. Three pieces each. The calves, the joint peg and the feet. They have already been molded and what you see is a plastic cast that fits the Bossk body perfectly... and the joint works very well. Cassian arms and a fun foam gun belt. The one he's wearing is a prototype blank for general fitting purposes.

I saw L.e. Spry mention it the other day, there a new head now. He still has a ways to go. Let me know what you think. I'll keep the updates coming.

Also. Last photo I gave him a photoshop paint job to see where were going with this guy.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182044_zpsnnw5uvxk.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182113_zpslntjv6aq.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182543_zpstcmyxdoy.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182427_zpsrcmxxigv.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182705_zpsv7bv5qsu.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx49/DarthSinister_whitestoys/20170806_182618_zpsjd2bo6sd.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on August 06, 2017, 07:40:07 PM
Best Jaxxon custom I have seen
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Post by: Tamer on August 07, 2017, 05:47:31 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on August 07, 2017, 01:34:33 PM
Fantastic work on Jaxxon !
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Post by: ghostskull18 on August 07, 2017, 09:18:15 PM
Your work is amazing! the monkey lizard is very impressive! any chance that the monkey lizard will become a kit that is for sale?  ;)
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Post by: DarthSinister on August 08, 2017, 07:51:02 AM
Thank you Foxtrot Delta. I do appreciate it!
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Post by: DarthSinister on August 08, 2017, 07:56:54 AM
Thanks for the front pages here and on Facebook Tamer!
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Post by: DarthSinister on August 08, 2017, 07:59:20 AM
Thank you mr.Jedi1977! I know you like the Character! 😊
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Post by: DarthSinister on August 08, 2017, 08:03:37 AM
Ghostskull18 thanks Bud! I want to make it into a kit, but it depends on molding and casting. It has 25 individual pieces. If they cast well I envision monkey lizards in many different colors.  Keep your fingers crossed!
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JDeck on August 09, 2017, 06:37:45 PM
That is really amazing work! The headsculpt is very impressive, as is the use of parts.
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Post by: ghostskull18 on August 09, 2017, 09:39:40 PM
Ghostskull18 thanks Bud! I want to make it into a kit, but it depends on molding and casting. It has 25 individual pieces. If they cast well I envision monkey lizards in many different colors.  Keep your fingers crossed!

that would be cool, fingers are crossed!  DH
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on August 11, 2017, 06:00:58 PM
Thanks JDeck. It was hard to sacrifice a Bossk.  :-X
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on September 08, 2017, 03:17:22 PM
Howdy all! Just finished up a commission for a customer, thought I'd share.

This is Jedi Knight Ma'kis Shaalas as he was see in the "PURGE" comic series. This one was a lot of fun to create. Cloud Car Pilot torso and arms and waiste down is Fi-Ek Sirch. Aves sculpt was used on the torso and the knee armor. Various paint techniques were applied. Collar attached and and small cape was made. The cape is removable. Custom head sculpt was created, molded and cast in plastic then hand painted.

Very cool little figure! Let me know what you think!

(https://i.imgur.com/vvpEgYO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gQ6JSvo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VwbTPIH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AxMGUfu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Iqvqhfd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RRfWOkM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uM3fLnK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xnv0cRI.jpg)

Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on September 09, 2017, 04:31:36 AM
It looks pretty awesome to me. I am sure that is one happy customer. Off to share.
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Post by: DarthSinister on September 10, 2017, 03:46:31 PM
Thanks Tamer!!!
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Post by: Starchaser on September 10, 2017, 11:40:27 PM
Jaxxon is looking great. The sculpting work is excellent! Shaalas turned out fabulously. Its really nice to see some of these interesting characters as figures.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on September 11, 2017, 03:38:07 PM
Thanks Starchaser!  Had to put Jaxxon and the others on hold to get Shaalas out. The photos actually don't do him justice. I took them in day light and it made him look all the same color blue and hid the weathering.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: DarthSinister on September 14, 2017, 04:05:21 PM
Here's a few "quick" customs I did recently. When I say "quick" I mean not a lot of effort was put into them. All in all these only took about two or three evenings. I like doing these along with my more detailed customs. It's almost instant gratification and great practice.

First up is "Hammer Head" this is a repaint of Momaw Nadon from the POTF line. He's all decked out in the retro Kenner colors. I base coat him, then he gets a dark wash and some dry brushing. Details like the eyes and other smaller things are painted and I give him two coats of satin varnish.

(https://i.imgur.com/RVFkoeE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/m5NwBav.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wW41dbz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3P1TEOP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/95Cthzb.jpg)

Next up I've got an easy fun repaint of a POTF IG-88. There was a lot of detail here.

(https://i.imgur.com/k4vE7PJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WgG4Ap7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eseeQpA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z6agLcJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sIDGyAs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qSWJd01.jpg)

Here we have a little more effort. This was an Episode 1 Qui-Gon Jinn. I whittled the head down and used a two part mold and some Aves to press the new head around the neck. A little armor and a paint job and I've got a Duros Sith Lord.

(https://i.imgur.com/UHT9FIV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ctcnk31.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uERcv1Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NIpO9qN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S7DRgtG.jpg)

Here's another push mold head on a E1 figure. This head was originally sculpted by me and molded, this isn't Hasbro's Mosep. This was a Obi-Wan Kenobi now he's a Nimbain thug. Aves and various paint techniques. He looks like he belongs in Jabba's court.

(https://i.imgur.com/g9CKnkG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8mim5tO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mSenw85.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rraxbbX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7VkcMIk.jpg)

Last one. This one always bugged me. It's a strait forward repaint using several techniques. I knew this pile of POTF figure was useful. Lak Sivrak y'all.

(https://i.imgur.com/miiTKkM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/DLlVEKG)

(https://i.imgur.com/BZOHWIr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tb8bNSl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1thFODz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4WtLVSj.jpg)


How you guys like em'. Check out my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DarthSinisterCreations/ (https://www.facebook.com/DarthSinisterCreations/).

Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on September 15, 2017, 02:28:36 AM
Looks great to me. Like that sculpt work too. That Duros Sith Lord is great. Off to share.
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Post by: DarthSinister on September 15, 2017, 09:04:50 AM
Thanks Tamer! I'm liken' the Lak Sivrak. Always one of my favorite cantina aliens.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: JDeck on September 15, 2017, 07:38:25 PM
Very very cool. Old school take on new sculpts. Love it. The duros is really cool. The moseph custom is just cool, way cool.
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 10, 2017, 08:10:04 AM
Thanks JDeck. I put them on Ebay and they lasted like a second. One fellow bought them all!
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 10, 2017, 08:17:18 AM
Getting great results with some new molds. Two piece Mandalorian Jet Pack 6" scale in an array of colors! A few very small imperfections. I'll fix them up with putty, give em' a nice paint job and list them on Ebay.

(https://i.imgur.com/3JFCmQ7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BVmsJ1z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5XBgd4b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jxo0yTi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uCa6h06.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qFlZ8Cl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WO3WWbh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YiyEYHQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BWxRsN1.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on October 11, 2017, 02:23:40 AM
Very nice. You will have to post the eBay link when you get em posted and we can share that too.
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 11, 2017, 12:21:03 PM
Thank you Tamer, I will.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Stan on October 11, 2017, 06:54:42 PM
Those look fantastic clean and smooth!
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Post by: Tamer on October 12, 2017, 02:22:57 AM

I am liking how you are painting these up too!
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 12, 2017, 07:30:07 AM
Thanks Stan. There are some minor imperfections,  but they're easily repaired with Aves Fixit. Once the putty is cured it's white so I match the plastic paint color and it's hard to tell anythings been done.
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 12, 2017, 07:32:04 AM
Unfortunately that's the only one done. I've had two days in a row where I've had other things to do. I hope to sit down and knock knock them out tomorrow. 
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Post by: DarthSinister on October 13, 2017, 11:51:16 AM
Paint Progress on the Jet Packs...

(https://i.imgur.com/lm7GrYj.jpg)

Chocolate Brown Mandalorian
(https://i.imgur.com/SH4p3u7.jpg)

Orange Mandalorian
(https://i.imgur.com/ATQriKj.jpg)

The Dewalt
(https://i.imgur.com/o6Elors.jpg)

Pink Mandalorian
(https://i.imgur.com/jfWg1xV.jpg)

Senate Guard
(https://i.imgur.com/P6k8wrc.jpg)

Endor Special
(https://i.imgur.com/Utfyopb.jpg)

AT-AT Driver
(https://i.imgur.com/BO8UOYL.jpg)
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Tamer on October 14, 2017, 06:10:47 AM
Turning out nice! Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: DarthSinister's Customs
Post by: Starchaser on October 16, 2017, 03:35:32 PM
Those jet packs look really good. I love your paint jobs.