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Imperial Creative Engineering => Custom Figures => Topic started by: darthdaddy on August 11, 2012, 02:39:16 PM

Title: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: darthdaddy on August 11, 2012, 02:39:16 PM
Here's the newest figure to kick off our third year of customizing:

"Trandoshan Mercenary"
by Darth Daddy


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Check out the blog for the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/trandoshan-mercenary.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/trandoshan-mercenary.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on August 11, 2012, 02:42:42 PM
This is a great look'in custom! Heck of a way to start of a knew year of custom making! You did a really nice job on this fig! I love the very bright color's it give's him a tropical look! Great job as usual! ;)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on August 11, 2012, 02:46:59 PM
Also i can help you with naming a few of the part's. The knee pad's are the iron grenadier's and i think the Gauntlet cuff is the solo fig when he's about to get tortured i think. :-\ Hope that helps! ;D ;D
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Post by: Tamer on August 11, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
Wow, love the colors on this one. Look for it on our front page tomorrow.
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Post by: Tamer on August 12, 2012, 07:38:19 AM
On the fp now. Love the colors on this one Brian. You ought to create the full Trando Group we saw on the Third Year Season Finale when Chewbacca showed up.
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 13, 2012, 11:27:46 AM
Awesome paint aps on the Trando! One great lloking figure Brian!
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Post by: Helix88 on August 13, 2012, 11:45:32 AM
excellent work! that dengar body really works with the bossk parts, same parts that i used on my trando merc a while back, awesome
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 15, 2012, 10:53:03 AM
Also i can help you with naming a few of the part's. The knee pad's are the iron grenadier's and i think the Gauntlet cuff is the solo fig when he's about to get tortured i think. :-\ Hope that helps! ;D ;D

Thanks :) Good eye!
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 15, 2012, 10:55:14 AM
excellent work! that dengar body really works with the bossk parts, same parts that i used on my trando merc a while back, awesome

I remember from when I made your video.  They actually inspired me to make this figure.  I knew I had the parts and I wanted to make one too.  Although, I must admit I like your paint applications way more than my own.
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Post by: Mando Assasin on August 15, 2012, 12:43:30 PM
Also i can help you with naming a few of the part's. The knee pad's are the iron grenadier's and i think the Gauntlet cuff is the solo fig when he's about to get tortured i think. :-\ Hope that helps! ;D ;D

Thanks :) Good eye!
No prob!
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Post by: clone10 on August 15, 2012, 12:52:24 PM
Awesome custom man
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Post by: botwt on August 23, 2012, 05:03:05 PM
Awesome paint aps on the Trando! One great lloking figure Brian!
Yep!! I concur! :)
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Post by: Art deWhill on August 25, 2012, 03:51:19 AM
excellent!!
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 26, 2012, 07:46:52 AM
Thanks guys :)


I created this action figure especially to help promote the Star Wars Custom Action Figure Panel at Star Wars Celebration VI.  I did the post about an hour before the panel with information on how to view the panel live on the Imperial Shipyards homepage.

"GURI"
created by Darth Daddy


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There's even an extra figure in the official post with a plug for Wookie-Balls!.  Check out the post here:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/guri-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/guri-created-by-darth-daddy.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com "CELEBRATION VI"
Post by: Tamer on August 26, 2012, 07:49:56 AM
Awesome Brian and thank you. If I can find the time I am gonna post this right below the live footage Chad is bringing us of the floor right now and the panel here in about a half hour.
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Post by: Mando Assasin on August 26, 2012, 08:51:08 AM
Great looking fig! ;D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com "CELEBRATION VI"
Post by: darthdaddy on August 27, 2012, 08:05:25 PM
Thanks guys :). I'm really proud of this one, because I sculpted the entire figure except for the face.  She was made entirely from a Bastilla Shan that I sanded down and used Apoxie Sculpt to make.  I stole a play from Dayton with creating a skeleton first to sculpt on.  I just wish I used soft goods and hip articulation.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com "SOTE-Guri Action Figure"
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 28, 2012, 02:35:17 PM
You did really really good! ;D
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Post by: Art deWhill on August 28, 2012, 10:20:24 PM
awesome Guri!!
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 29, 2012, 05:28:34 AM
Thanks Art   ;D
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 30, 2012, 09:28:28 AM
WOW! This is a great one Brian! I see you have completed a total sculpt on this one. The clothing and hair look perfect! I too want to try doing more things like this. No one can recognize these parts!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com "SOTE-Guri Action Figure"
Post by: Mando Assasin on August 30, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
What is the base fig and what's face ;D
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 30, 2012, 07:28:35 PM
Bastilla Shan is the only figure I used.  The front and back robes were from the cape from a heavily modified POTF General Lando Calrissian.

She was my first experiment with green stuff. I wanted the lower robes to remain flexible and Apoxie Sculpt would crack.  Green stuff may be somewhat flexible, but it was soooo hard to work with.  I had to rely on my sander and some heavy Dremel work to salvage her robes.  I couldn't get it to do anything I wanted.  I also used liquid green stuff to seal over two pieces of plastic to make it appear as one.

Slave Leia' robes would have been way better and still may soon replace the ones that are there now.

I wish I had the soft goods from the new Vintage Senate Guard that way I could give her cloth robes.  I'm not liking the plastic, but I can't seperate her again or I'll crack my sculpted torso.  Unless I can figure out a way to add them without popping her at the waist.
Any advice or Senate Robes (light blue) would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks L.E.  I wish I had the time to do figures like this all the time.  The weekly deadline from Elias' blog is always pokin' me in my ribs and keeps me busy just trying to get anything I can out.  I enjoy these more involved projects.  They're the most rewarding, so expect to see more of them sometime in the future.  Just don't hold your breath.  I have a few Clone Wars projects I want to get to next that may end up going this route.  Hopefully I'll have something cool for you all soon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com "SOTE-Guri Action Figure"
Post by: darthdaddy on August 31, 2012, 05:25:32 AM
We just wanted to show everybody what a big difference a few sprays of Dullcote can make to a figure if it looks very glossy.  The before shots are in the post.


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See the full post for the comparison shots:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/zao-ziro-dullcote.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/zao-ziro-dullcote.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on August 31, 2012, 01:32:38 PM
Those look really better!
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Post by: Tamer on September 01, 2012, 10:38:53 AM
Yepper, much better. Time to get your update on the fp.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 09, 2012, 10:13:20 AM
I created these two action figures after I saw Peakob1 post his version in the forums.  It was fairly easy.  Especially because I already had all the parts I would need.  All it took was some black paint, a sharp razor blade, and a Dremel.  I cut the heads on all four figures at the appropriate points.  Used the Dremel on what was left off the Clone Trooper's necks to create a smooth sunken hole at the top.  Painted the newly created recess black, and glued the bottom of the Commando Droid's neck post to the freshly painted surface once it was dry.  These two figures were a really fun addition to Elias' Droid Army collection.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BnSuhHhfHSw/UEyuV8O557I/AAAAAAAAGlw/PytBt3jzEb8/s320/IMGP5391.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pi05mFie-b4/UEyuX6NGzdI/AAAAAAAAGmA/56jieIcWwl0/s320/IMGP5394.JPG)

Here's the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/commando-droids-in-clone-trooper.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/commando-droids-in-clone-trooper.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on September 09, 2012, 12:26:30 PM
AWESOME!
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 10, 2012, 06:56:47 PM
AWESOME!


Thanks :)
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Post by: Tamer on September 11, 2012, 03:15:00 AM
Great idea, on the fp.
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Post by: halnarthax87 on September 11, 2012, 08:30:23 AM
Real nice paint job on Ziro. Shame they killed him off, I was starting to like the guy...
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Post by: clone10 on September 11, 2012, 02:15:21 PM
Awesome customs man
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Post by: r2witco on September 11, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Those droids turned out great! That Guri figure is amazing, major props on that build!
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 12, 2012, 07:34:40 AM
Real nice paint job on Ziro. Shame they killed him off, I was starting to like the guy...

Thanks.  Yeah, I was disappointed when they killed him off too.  He was a fun villain.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 12, 2012, 07:36:18 AM
Awesome customs man

Thanks.  We have more posted in two other threads labeled Year One and Year Two.  This is the Year Three thread.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 12, 2012, 07:39:30 AM
Those droids turned out great! That Guri figure is amazing, major props on that build!

Thanks Whit :) There really wasn't much to build on Guri. Pretty much the entire figure is a Bastilla Shan that was sanded down and sculpted using Apoxie Sculpt.  The face is the only part I didn't sculpt.  Just the hair in the head was sculpted.  The entire body is all original sculpted parts.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 16, 2012, 03:39:43 PM
I've been working on Elias' b-day present and have made some headway, but I still have a ways to go.  These are my WIP  pics of two Nightsisters and of Mother Talzin:

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(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w4g1Q6aEu3I/UFZUNU0Fg-I/AAAAAAAAGqY/X8xoQ7LNQ3I/s320/IMGP5419.JPG)

I am going to update the post as much as I can during the customization process:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on September 16, 2012, 04:21:22 PM
Those are sweet! I cannot wait to see them finished! :D
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Post by: Tamer on September 16, 2012, 04:49:50 PM
Spot on Brian. Spot on.
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Post by: clone10 on September 16, 2012, 06:20:34 PM
Man they are super awesome. :o :o :o
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Post by: wraithnine on September 16, 2012, 10:17:00 PM
mate ,they look stunning!!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 17, 2012, 06:07:30 AM
Amazing work Brian! These are destined to become some of the greatest CW customs ever!
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Post by: Art deWhill on September 17, 2012, 10:28:40 PM
these look fantastic!
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Post by: Joerhyno on September 19, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
Those are awesome, can't wait to see them finished.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 20, 2012, 09:10:04 AM
Worked some more on the second Nightsister. I still have to work on their both of their eyes, sculpting the hilt of the sword, and sculpting Talzin.  I am about to work on her head sculpt after I do this post, and then I can work on sculpting her upper torso and adding the soft goods to her clothes.  Anyhow here are the updated pics:

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For more pictures, check out the post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html)
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 20, 2012, 12:57:04 PM


Still way more to do on the head sculpt of Mother Talzin, but the skeleton for the headdress that I made from Green Stuff is complete.  Now I just have to sculpt in all the detail on the headdress and finish it up with the paint work.  I haven't done anything to the rest of her yet.  All I did was Dremel the feathers off.  Lots to do in that department as well.



For more pictures, check out the post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on September 20, 2012, 01:40:20 PM
They look so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D!! ;D!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on September 20, 2012, 03:40:10 PM
Wow, they look awesome so far!
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Post by: r1bb1t on September 21, 2012, 09:56:29 AM
Gorgeous work, as with all of your pieces.
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Post by: butterfingers on September 21, 2012, 10:28:44 AM
Wow, not a really fan of the nightsisters in the show. But these turned out great.
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Post by: peakob1 on September 21, 2012, 10:40:17 AM
Oh man beat me to it ! very nice dude ! I'm still working on mine!
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on September 21, 2012, 12:08:32 PM
Wow, those are cool!
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Post by: JLaban4 on September 21, 2012, 04:21:03 PM
Nice customs mate! They look like they've come right off the screen!
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 21, 2012, 05:30:08 PM
Thanks so much guys. Coming from customizers as high caliber as you all are, it is high praise indeed.  I hope you are just as impressed when I finish these three up.  I'm going to try and work on Mother Talzin some more this weekend.  Hopefully I will be able to do the sword as well.
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Post by: sith_fire30 on September 21, 2012, 06:07:00 PM
Very impressive DD - Love these!!! :)
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Post by: clone10 on September 21, 2012, 06:29:58 PM
Very very awesome. :o :o :o :o
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 22, 2012, 01:29:36 PM
Thanks guys!! I'm getting ready to work some more on Talzin tonight and tomorrow.  Hopefully she'll look even better in by tomorrow night.
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Post by: wraithnine on September 22, 2012, 01:38:53 PM
Brian what can i say those nightsisters are freakin awesome!!
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 24, 2012, 06:51:38 AM
Still some sculpting left to do on Talzin's head, but the majority of work left on the figure is dry brush work followed by several paint washes.  I did get a base coat down on the majority of the figure.  Once she is painted I will permanently attach the soft goods.  

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-25XCCCZaPbU/UF-6ReEk77I/AAAAAAAAGwU/10DkQRSvOAI/s1600/IMGP5468.JPG)
I still have all the detail work left to do on the Nightsister's sword.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UB039d-pqjA/UF-6SbP4iqI/AAAAAAAAGwc/9XU6T5eNDlg/s1600/IMGP5469.JPG)
I still want to create an undooded alternate head for this Nightsister.


To see alternate pics go to:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-workbench.html)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on September 24, 2012, 07:06:04 AM
These are stunning! Great work! :D :D
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on September 24, 2012, 08:03:22 AM
Awesome work Brian! Such great characters and your work on them is inspiration to us all!
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 25, 2012, 04:52:51 AM
Thanks Zach :) Thanks L.E.

Hopefully I'll have these three figures finished by sometime next week.  Almost there.  Then I can start on the fourth figure for the ISY Birthday Contest.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 02, 2012, 11:40:32 AM
So I don't have a new "finished" custom to post on the blog this week, but I do have a new WIP to add to the Nightsister project I am making for Elias' b-day present.  Ever since I got home from work yesterday at 11am, I have been I customizing.  I can't believe I stayed up through the night. I just want to make sure I get done on time.  I took a nap from 5:30am to 7:30am, but otherwise I've been hard at work.  I'd really like to have all four figures done by tomorrow, but we'll see.  I still have a lot to do.  Anyway, here is where the project is at right now:

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I'm redoing the soft goods on Talzin and making them longer like they should be.  So far I have  only cut the side pieces, but the fabric needs to be trimmed and sewn so they do not fray once they are permanently fixed into place


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Since the last update we did for this post, I changed out the Nightsister's hands that came with the figure for the Aurra Sing hands which I think look way better.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qPaNdNlAB68/UGpm3s65ZdI/AAAAAAAAGy4/bSYPzx3ByF0/s320/IMGP5475.JPG)
I also used a second Nightsister action figure to elongate Mother Talzin's legs at the thigh and calves and have started to sculpt them to be more screen accurate. Both legs are sculpted now and I'm waiting for the Apoxie Sculpt to harden on the left leg of the figure so I can start the final paint application.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CYrc3Q_Mu7E/UGst9WtpeQI/AAAAAAAAG0A/2EZCFStn1B0/s1600/IMGP5484.JPG)
I just need to sculpt in the straps on Ventress' gauntlets and shin guards. I just finished the hooded Ventress head sculpt and only need to sculpt the ninja mask Ventress head. and then paint them both.

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I finished the unhooded head sculpt for this Nightsister.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-faQbgyhvNiU/UGpm10FonBI/AAAAAAAAGyo/NQBY3aUPETE/s1600/IMGP5473.JPG)
I just need to make some slight modifications to the hilt of her sword and she will be finished.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I3TmQBjON7c/UGpm5PF-JCI/AAAAAAAAGzI/xrXLa4QuF1o/s1600/IMGP5477.JPG)
This Nightsister is also nearing completion.  I just has to wrap up the paintwork on the alternate unhooded head sculpt for this figure and she will be ready for play.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vacWjawqE8Q/UGpm6lL93lI/AAAAAAAAGzY/fVpXjyhFuSg/s1600/Nightsister+yakface.jpg)

Unfortunately, these figures will no longer be entered into the ISY 5th Birthday Contest.  Before the contest was announced, I had posted my two Nightsiters when they were WIP over here at ISY and also over at Yakface because I din't have a finished custom for the blog that week and I wanted to at least provide our audience with something new to look at.  When they announced the contest over here, ISY said I could still enter the Nightsister figures because they were not finished figures.  Unfortunately, I don't think Yakface read my post and they featured my WIP Nightsisters in their Customizer Mega Spotlight.  It was a huge honor, but it put me out because they were featured at another site.  At least it was a super complimentary review of the figures ;D

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Post by: darthdaddy on October 02, 2012, 06:03:58 PM
Here's the first of the alternate Ventress heads.  I have one other head to create:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FIPZYnY0fhc/UGuN8iH7L6I/AAAAAAAAG0k/GyrEQKAn5No/s1600/IMGP5487.JPG)
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Post by: Mando Assasin on October 03, 2012, 04:25:06 AM
These are AMAZING! Your sculpting is spot on! ;D
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 03, 2012, 05:26:59 PM
These are AMAZING! Your sculpting is spot on! ;D

Thanks Zach :D
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Post by: Mando Assasin on October 03, 2012, 05:43:44 PM
Your welcome! Your stuff really deserves recognition!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 03, 2012, 05:48:08 PM
Your welcome! Your stuff really deserves recognition!

Thanks so much.  There aren't many fans of the Clone Wars style figures.  

Here's a teaser for the first completed figure in the set.  It's actually pretty funny because it was the last one I started.  Talzin should be done by Friday or Saturday, and I will be posting all four figures this weekend.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fja8tHYHT54/UGzbVroQ4WI/AAAAAAAAG1I/c61fwEl9dbQ/s1600/IMGP5493.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-abHM4zthIBk/UGzeSDkuF8I/AAAAAAAAG1k/HuwuJshzl30/s1600/IMGP5491.JPG)

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Post by: Mando Assasin on October 03, 2012, 05:56:43 PM
Looking GREAT!
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Post by: Art deWhill on October 04, 2012, 01:28:32 AM
very cool!!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 04, 2012, 04:26:41 AM
WOW! That is so cool Brian! Awesome work on these Nightsisters!
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Post by: Tamer on October 04, 2012, 08:02:47 AM
Daggone you and Chad are making some awesome TCW Customs lately. Trying not to rant about Hasbro not giving us some of these. Looks great Brian and back to the front page.
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Post by: lucasclones on October 05, 2012, 12:11:53 PM
Briaqn are you going to make the chain sickle weapon for Assaaj. i am trying to figure out how to make one myself. I hope to work on it tomorrow and will share if you like.
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Post by: JediMerc on October 05, 2012, 05:02:28 PM
Really freaking cool Nightsisters!  I'm really loving what you've pumped out here lately.  Your sculpting has become top-notch!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 06, 2012, 04:27:20 AM
Brian are you going to make the chain sickle weapon for Assaaj. i am trying to figure out how to make one myself. I hope to work on it tomorrow and will share if you like.

Chad, you're a lifesaver.  I can't believe I forgot.  I had a picture saved to create it from.  I was planning on sculpting it with Apoxie Sculpt and just using platic bits glued to some thin rope for those metal shards. I was going to create the handles from green stuff so it has some flexibility for her hands. 

That's what I get for pulling all nighters most of this week.  I'm getting really worried I may not pull this off in time.  I just finished sculpting Talzin's skirt last yesterday morning before work and now she's ready to be painted.  I may have to pull an all nighter tonight to finish this project.  I'm still not 100% happy with Talzin's face, but I may try and work her the way I did Ziro.  Give Elias something passable for now until I can come up with something I'm happy with.  I gave Elias' mom the soft goods to sew the other day, and she still didn't have it done as of last night.  I'm really hoping thatshe has it ready when I pick him up this morning.  I thought I was going to have time to work on this project last night but I worked from 4:30am until 11:00pm and I was shot by the time I got home.  I have to find some kind of rope for the sickle still.  I don't have anything for it yet.  Maybe a shoe lace for some dress shoes would work.  Hopefully I can find that on my way home from Elias' soccer game this morning.  Crunch time!

Thanks for the nice feedback guys!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 07, 2012, 03:03:18 PM
Here's Elias' finished b-day present.



MOTHER TALZIN,
NIGHTSISTER VENTRESS,
& NIGHTSISTERS
created by Darth Daddy


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This would have been my entry for the 5th ISY BIRTHDAY CONTEST

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Check out the full post over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/10/nightsisters-mother-talzin-nightsister.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/10/nightsisters-mother-talzin-nightsister.html)
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Post by: wraithnine on October 07, 2012, 03:05:30 PM
Brian these are legendary!
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Post by: Mando Assasin on October 07, 2012, 03:13:01 PM
AMAZING!
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Post by: Tamer on October 07, 2012, 03:36:12 PM
These look very nice Brian. I expect they might hit the fp soon.
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on October 08, 2012, 06:27:15 AM
FATHER OF THE CENTURY !!!!! I HAVE NO WORDS DD YOU ARE A MASTER!! GREAT JOB
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 08, 2012, 08:33:52 AM
Brian this is amazing! You have done a wonderful job with each one of these. I know Elias is so stoked to have these characters in his collection! The sculpt work is great and all the custom weapponry really puts them over the top. Dad of the year for sure!
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Post by: JediMerc on October 08, 2012, 10:33:05 AM
FATHER OF THE CENTURY !!!!! I HAVE NO WORDS DD YOU ARE A MASTER!! GREAT JOB


^^^Amen!

Posted over on YakFace about these updates, but again over here.  You nailed the facial likenesses of Mother Talzin and the last nightsister posted here; awesome jobs on both!

I, personally, think the gem of your Nightsister series is the Ventress fig: I love the sculpting, the coloring, everything about your versions of her in Nightsister attire are simply outstanding. True excellence in every sense of the word. Congrats on an outstanding piece of work!
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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 08, 2012, 07:32:23 PM
This is truly  amazing!!! you sure did capture MOTHER TALZIN  as well as the rest of the clan  again fantastic work my friend
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Post by: clone10 on October 08, 2012, 07:45:06 PM
Super awesome customs man. :o :o :o
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Post by: Art deWhill on October 09, 2012, 12:53:33 AM
indeed super awesome!!!  top notch work, Brian.
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Post by: Laojax on October 09, 2012, 11:10:27 AM
Amazing work! That's one lucky kid!
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Post by: lucasclones on October 09, 2012, 11:31:57 AM
Brian these customs are just too cool for school. It looks like you figured out the sickle chain too. Nicely done! Totally different take then what i did which is great (i still need to add the handle to mine). Oh and I'm still jealous.
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Post by: hangarbay94 on October 10, 2012, 12:47:02 PM
Just stunning examples of premium customising. Very accurate and beautifully crafted. These are going to be a very tough act to follow.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 11, 2012, 07:21:15 AM
Thanks everyone.  I'm still making little adjustments to these figures here and there.  I cleaned up the paint application on Talzin's face (not sure if I will continue to do more sculpting work on her face just yet), and I still want to adjust the bottom of the handle on Ventress' sickle a tad (finished it an hour before the party started), do a few adjustments on the alternate Unhooded Nightsister heads, and since the last post, I already added a green mist accessory for Talzin and an Undead Nightsister alternate head for the Nightsister body until I can create a full body down the road.

It's getting closer and closer to my original vision for these figures, I just had to have a semi-finished product for Elias' party on Sunday.

Here are some new pics:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fbGJEO_eYHw/UHYLqHtwBsI/AAAAAAAAHCw/jpeE2pjzC6g/s1600/IMGP5560.JPG)

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Alternate UnDead Nightsister head.





I, personally, think the gem of your Nightsister series is the Ventress fig: I love the sculpting, the coloring, everything about your versions of her in Nightsister attire are simply outstanding. True excellence in every sense of the word. Congrats on an outstanding piece of work!

Ventress is my favorite too which is pretty funny because I never even planned to make her.  If it wasn't for ISY's Birthday Contest, she never would have been made.

It looks like you figured out the sickle chain too. Nicely done! Totally different take then what i did which is great (i still need to add the handle to mine).

Almost there.  The bottom of the handle is too big.  I need to shrink it down and then I can take some better pictures.  If I get really ambitious, I may shorten it too.[/b]


FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/10/nightsisters-mother-talzin-nightsister.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/10/nightsisters-mother-talzin-nightsister.html)


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Post by: Mungo Baobab on October 11, 2012, 07:52:54 AM
Great work. This is very cool!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 11, 2012, 09:50:21 AM
Holy green mist Batman! Stellar work Brian!
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Post by: M4K3R1 on October 12, 2012, 07:31:32 PM
Wow.. Mather Tarzin is just too cool. I really like your additions of soft goods and those hands on her are great.
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Post by: Tamer on October 13, 2012, 04:37:43 AM
Love that Talzin green sithwitch energy. Would love to hear about how you made that.

Back on the front page.
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on October 13, 2012, 05:04:37 AM
GREAT ADDTIONS DD  ;D
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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 13, 2012, 06:10:26 AM
 darthdaddy This update gets better and better i love the alternate head excellent work
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on October 15, 2012, 12:10:32 AM
Yes Brian great work indeed.
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Post by: benjani_1976 on October 15, 2012, 03:53:34 PM
these are awesome figures, well impressed :)
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 18, 2012, 05:33:19 AM
Love that Talzin green sithwitch energy. Would love to hear about how you made that.

Back on the front page.

Thanks Shawn. The green mist was created by painting the electrocution that comes with the new Vintage Lost Line Darth Vader.  Easy as can be.  The lightning on that figure was perfect because it had all soft edges.  Usually lightning on previous figures had a much sharper sculpt to it.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 18, 2012, 05:57:43 AM
A big thank you to everyone else who commented as well.
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Post by: JediMerc on October 20, 2012, 05:10:57 AM
Just had a chance to check these out; awesome effects on the lightning/nightsister 'magic"!  

The undead sister is phenomenal!  The detailing in the rotted flesh in her cheekbones is the topper on a exceptional fig.  

Your sculpting work inspired me to finally bite the bullet and get some from Aves this week; in the mail and my first stabs at sculpting will be commencing sometime shortly.

Again, awesome work; Elias is one lucky kid!  Hope he enjoys his birthday!
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 14, 2012, 05:04:12 AM
Just had a chance to check these out; awesome effects on the lightning/nightsister 'magic"!  

The undead sister is phenomenal!  The detailing in the rotted flesh in her cheekbones is the topper on a exceptional fig.  

Your sculpting work inspired me to finally bite the bullet and get some from Aves this week; in the mail and my first stabs at sculpting will be commencing sometime shortly.

Again, awesome work; Elias is one lucky kid!  Hope he enjoys his birthday!

Thanks :) Can't wait to see what you sculpt.
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 14, 2012, 05:20:07 AM
I know that it has been a long time since we did a post of a finished custom.  Usually I pump out one a week, but I just haven't had the time recently.  I am hard at work though.  At the moment I'm elbow deep in Secret Santa custom figures.  I am busy building customs for the Secret Santa we are having here at the Yards and at the one over at Yakface.com.  Since I don't have a finished figure to show you, I figured I'd at least let you see what we're working on.

These two figures are for the Yakface Secret Santa:


Abyssin Zombie (WIP)
by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iUdqXnKHK6o/UJxXuOQc_4I/AAAAAAAAHSE/bEUTFeBux8w/s400/IMGP5578.JPG)


Vurk Zombie (WIP)
by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JgvQT-iYZqQ/UJxX_jBYezI/AAAAAAAAHSQ/Y_VxgRoqSsM/s400/IMGP5581+-+Copy.JPG)
I finished all the conceptual work on this one, but I have to do sculpting work on the face and arms before I can go and finish the paint job.



(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yHBb5r-NbS4/UJxYKuNIkRI/AAAAAAAAHSY/UuMRm4jTn0A/s400/IMGP5580+-+Copy.JPG)




These are the figures we are starting to work on for the Secret Santa being held here:


Fan Fiction Cantina Alien (WIP)
by Elias


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jUQRbJELJaI/UJxYYB09CvI/AAAAAAAAHSg/X1Njhn_SbHg/s400/IMGP5583.JPG)
All Elias needs to do is his paint application once I sand out the joints for him.

Twi'lek (WIP)
by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pr54nLmNi9c/UJxYmNaUMvI/AAAAAAAAHSo/MhskYrTsr4c/s400/IMGP5585+-+Copy.JPG)
This guy needs lots of sculpt work and the entire paint job before he can be labeled as finished.  I haven't even completed kitbashing him yet.  This figure is the one that is furthest from being wrapped up.  This is as rough a sketch as it gets.  He won't look anything like this once completed.  This will be the general look of the head, but the rest of him will only be similar in body type.  Really looking forward to getting more done on this one.

One more Secret Santa will be rolling out once I get the parts in the mail.  Until then enjoy!

To read the full post click below:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/on-workbench-secret-santas.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/on-workbench-secret-santas.html)

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Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2012, 08:16:14 AM
Looks good to me. On the front page.
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Post by: Mando Assasin on November 14, 2012, 02:32:02 PM
These are great Brian! Cannot wait to see these zombies come "alive". ;)
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 15, 2012, 08:18:33 AM
Nice update Brian! All of these WIP's are shaping up nicely.
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Post by: Elias on November 18, 2012, 01:53:31 PM
When Dad organized this years Secret Santa over at Imperial Shipyards, Darksider80 stated that he wanted to participate early in the sign-up process, but fogot to send his mailing address before the deadline arrived.  Dad matched everyone up, and then after all the emails were sent, Dad heard a response from him.  Dad felt bad leaving him out of the event, especially since he was relatively new to the custom action figure forum community.  The last thing Dad wanted was for this talented customizer to feel left out by a new community he was choosing to participate in.  As a solution Dad decided to create one extra figure and do a figure swap with Darksider80 on top of the one he was formally doing for the event.  Dad read in his blog that his favorite custom action figures were snowspeeder pilots and Dad got busy working on one.  It was actually the last action figure that Dad started, but as usual, it was also the first one Dad finished.  He also finished one of the Yakface Secret Santa customs, but since it is part of a set, we won't be posting it until both figures are completed.  My Secret Santa custom action figure should be finished by the end of the day.  At least I'm hoping it will be.  I've been working hard at completing it, and only have a little further to go.  Hopefully, we'll have another figure posted soon.  Unitl then, enjoy the Rodian Snowspeeder Pilot that Dad just wrapped up.

"RODIAN SNOWSPEEDER PILOT"
by Darth Daddy


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To read the full post and check out bonus pictures go to:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/secret-santa-2012-pt-ii.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/secret-santa-2012-pt-ii.html)

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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 18, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
Well done !!!
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Post by: Mando Assasin on November 18, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
Nice figure.
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Post by: wraithnine on November 18, 2012, 09:18:25 PM
another stellar figure!
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Post by: Darth Optimus on November 19, 2012, 06:47:37 AM
Diggin' all the WIP shots, and the Rodian snowspeeder pilot. It's always cool to see Rebel aliens!
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 19, 2012, 10:17:58 AM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on November 22, 2012, 07:38:47 AM
I just want to take a moment and say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. And, if you will allow me to share (via my faith and worldview) this is one of the most special times of the year, at least to me. I am truly thankful to God above for His grace, mercy and salvation. He has richly blessed my life. I have the blessing of an amazing wife, beautiful children, and a loving family.  I am also thankful that I live in this great nation. I hope you have a chance to take a moment today and look at your life and reflect on how fortunate you are. I also want to make a statement to the ISYs in general that even though we don't all know each other personally and face-to-face, I am thankful that in our hobby we have a common place to share our creations with one another. Happy Thanksgiving enjoy some turkey!!!
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Post by: Darksider80 on November 22, 2012, 12:51:16 PM
Hey Darth Daddy!!! Just wanted to give you a shout out on turkey day and wish you and yours well. I absolutely love the Rodian snowspeeder pilot!!! He is so awesome and I can't wait to get him into my rouge squadron ranks. Time to go out and pick up a couple more tvc snowspeeders for these guys to pilot (just don't tell my wife how much they cost!). Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for thinking of me, it really means a lot. I'm pretty new to this community of hobbyists and everyone has been nothing but exceptionally friendly and supportive. Hope to see more of your great work very soon! 
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 23, 2012, 11:32:24 AM
I just want to take a moment and say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. And, if you will allow me to share (via my faith and worldview) this is one of the most special times of the year, at least to me. I am truly thankful to God above for His grace, mercy and salvation. He has richly blessed my life. I have the blessing of an amazing wife, beautiful children, and a loving family.  I am also thankful that I live in this great nation. I hope you have a chance to take a moment today and look at your life and reflect on how fortunate you are. I also want to make a statement to the ISYs in general that even though we don't all know each other personally and face-to-face, I am thankful that in our hobby we have a common place to share our creations with one another. Happy Thanksgiving enjoy some turkey!!!

Thanks Chip!  Hope you had a good holiday :D
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 23, 2012, 11:34:12 AM
Hey Darth Daddy!!! Just wanted to give you a shout out on turkey day and wish you and yours well. I absolutely love the Rodian snowspeeder pilot!!! He is so awesome and I can't wait to get him into my rouge squadron ranks. Time to go out and pick up a couple more tvc snowspeeders for these guys to pilot (just don't tell my wife how much they cost!). Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for thinking of me, it really means a lot. I'm pretty new to this community of hobbyists and everyone has been nothing but exceptionally friendly and supportive. Hope to see more of your great work very soon! 
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Thanks Noah :) Really glad you like him.  I'll be shipping him out on Monday, so expect a package soon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/18/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 02, 2012, 06:17:35 PM
So it has been way too long since I did any posts.  While I have been very busy, most of the work I have been doing has been on sculpting three different Secret Santa figures.  Today I took a break for an hour and switched out the head on Elias' Deena Shan action figure.  The head Hasbro used always struck me as being a tad unattractive for what she was supposed to look like in the comic books.

DEENA SHAN
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i-iyNqX8gaI/ULv255P2SrI/AAAAAAAAHj4/q5OX4ew3lsA/s400/IMGP5661.JPG)

To read the full post and see the other pictures, click below:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-deena-shan-do-over.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-deena-shan-do-over.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Art deWhill on December 02, 2012, 11:16:10 PM
just fell in love with her :) great work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Tamer on December 03, 2012, 08:34:15 AM
Love that Black Widow Figure. Off to the front page. Good to see you finding time to customize Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on December 03, 2012, 06:38:18 PM
Great job!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Darksider80 on December 03, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
She looks amazing! Love the paint aps and the parts choice (I'm a big fan of that black widow's head)! BTW, I just received my secret santa gift from you and I've got to say that he's even cooler in person! My workbench is packed with projects right now (your santa gift is still in the assembly stage) but I've got a couple new ideas for SS pilots that will look great with that awesome rodian. I'll post photos of your custom rodian with his gunner and ship in the near future (not too distant I hope). till then, keep em coming and making them great!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Mr. Black on December 04, 2012, 05:13:18 AM
Big improvement, Brian. I couldn't recall what the original figure looked like, glad you posted it on your blog as well. And like I said, big improvement. Hasbro's version just looks years older than what she appears to be in the comics.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Elias on December 16, 2012, 01:21:26 PM
Big improvement, Brian. I couldn't recall what the original figure looked like, glad you posted it on your blog as well. And like I said, big improvement. Hasbro's version just looks years older than what she appears to be in the comics.

I like it better too :)

So for the last three years now, Dad has been participating in Yakface.com's Secret Santa event. It has always been a huge provider of Christmas spirit in our home and was a real influence on Dad's decision to run the Secret Santa here at Imperial Shipyards this year. This year, Dad was assigned Star Wars customizer Justin Cook aka Chewie as the recipient of his holiday custom creations. Chewie had us our first year participating in the Yakface.com holiday event and he was kind enough to send us two custom action figures rather than just the single one required to participate.

Dad wanted to return the favor when he participated in this year's event. Because Chewie was a fan of Dad's zombie custom action figures and hints that Chewie dropped regarding his upcoming New Enloe Photonovel Chapter, Dad thought Justin would appreciate two unique Star Wars zombies. Dad was really excited, and a little intimidated about creating custom action figures for one of his all-time favorite Star Wars customizers. Dad was thrilled when Chewie said he received the action figures and loved them. Keep your eyes peeled in future chapters of Chewie's photonovel. You may just see these guys in a chapter featuring the undead.

The heads on BOTH of these figures were courtesy of SithHappens.  I highly endorse the casts that he's been creating.  These particular heads he threw in for free along with several others.  His free defects are great for zombies.  Instead of buying a figure for just the head, check out his ebay page.

Abyssin & Vurk Zombies
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0X9KOZSjVwg/UM3oVFbmaHI/AAAAAAAAHzw/M0CCioW83SA/s1600/IMGP5683.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kB8CIz-6mwg/UM3odgSKQNI/AAAAAAAAH0Y/D2NDuMrxt20/s1600/IMGP5728.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_VDBeCxAFMY/UM3z3oK059I/AAAAAAAAH4A/TH70DAcTHMo/s1600/IMGP5708.JPG)

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Below is a link to a post featuring more photos of the custom action figures Dad created for Chewie:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/yakface-secret-santa-pt1.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/yakface-secret-santa-pt1.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/02/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on December 16, 2012, 01:25:19 PM
These are scary in an awesome way!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: wraithnine on December 16, 2012, 04:42:40 PM
Oooooh how grimly fiendish  :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 18, 2012, 05:11:58 AM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: Tamer on December 18, 2012, 08:19:08 AM
Very nice Brian. My comments are on the front page. I am sure CHEWIE is very pleased with these.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: Triple-T on December 18, 2012, 06:29:24 PM
BRUTAL!
Lookin good !
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 19, 2012, 05:55:46 AM
BRUTAL!
Lookin good !

Coming from a zombie master like yourself, that's the best compliment ever :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/16/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 22, 2012, 09:02:38 AM
So here is the custom action figure that I created for Luke Sprywalker.  If I had one more week, it would have been perfect, but overall, I'm pretty happy with the way he came out. 

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GfDnlayvwRo/UNXMU_0RfmI/AAAAAAAAIB4/-TwUXK5yX2g/s1600/IMGP5894.JPG)

Click the link for the recipe and a video of the figure:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/dads-secret-santa-gift-for-luke.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/dads-secret-santa-gift-for-luke.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: benjani_1976 on December 22, 2012, 04:35:58 PM
Can't be disappointed with that,certainly didn't look an easy task..........I like it a lot
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on December 23, 2012, 10:24:19 AM
simply awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: Mungo Baobab on December 23, 2012, 10:55:38 AM
Now that is a great Mando!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: JediMerc on December 24, 2012, 06:09:24 AM
You always have those creative juices flowing!  Like the look; very different from the typical view of a Mando, and nicely done.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 24, 2012, 08:12:38 AM
Just wanted to post here, thanks for the amazing work of art you sent me for Christmas! It really made my day opening and playing with this figure. He is now on display with all my Mandolorians!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: Mando Assasin on December 24, 2012, 09:18:16 AM
WOW! This Mando looks intimidating!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: BlackThorne on December 24, 2012, 09:32:17 AM
Love the chubby mando, and the blooded zombie aliens. Very creative.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/22/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 29, 2012, 07:02:57 AM
Here's Elias' latest custom action figure.  A Nightsister Assassin.  I think he did an awesome Dad and I'm really proud when I see the super cool customs he continues to crank out.  This is his favorite custom out of all the figures he has made so far and I can see why.  This was the first figure that he asked to bring back home with him to his mom's house after he completed it.


"NIGHTSISTER ASSASSIN"
created by Elias


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tP9Q1KWFmYU/UN5Jo9KF5RI/AAAAAAAAIb8/5zcAerv3vIM/s640/IMGP5923.JPG)

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(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t3HgG1U_-_s/UN5Jxdd85BI/AAAAAAAAIc0/Ros_IiyC4y4/s640/IMGP5932.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iLqVEB4eaa0/UN5J0ZqiUoI/AAAAAAAAIdE/gnqHV6_ROT0/s400/IMGP5934.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rkhm04OovX0/UN5J1uQGlyI/AAAAAAAAIdM/ewSdxY_HZvQ/s640/IMGP5935.JPG)


Check out the full blog post for more:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/nightsister-assassin-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/nightsister-assassin-created-by-elias.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 29, 2012, 07:17:18 AM
We have also posted a lot of alternate content lately at the blog that is worth a look:


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nC4XGJjl5F0/UN4fPs5rtDI/AAAAAAAAIac/d0OvEV67Xok/s320/IMGP5979.JPG)
Elias did a Christmas Haul post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-christmas-haul.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-christmas-haul.html)




"YAKFACE.COM SECRET SANTA
CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES"
created by CHEWIE


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O1TpnNR_dhM/UN4G37OS3tI/AAAAAAAAIM0/ZS0DaG6ALec/s400/IMGP5945.JPG)

"XEVEN"
created by Darth Optimus


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CBE5yq8T2do/UN4JNMFLsmI/AAAAAAAAISA/XQyX-iCI_EI/s400/IMGP5640.JPG)
 
"Darth Zannah"
created by Darksider80


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Uvh1ojdLH88/UN4L47ruPyI/AAAAAAAAIVI/ZZndd3dKB44/s400/328220_orig.jpg)

We did a post featuring all the Secret Santa figures that we received this week on Christmas Eve.  Customs featured were created by Chewie, Darth Optimus and Darksider80.  Definitely worth a look too:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/secret-santa-gifts-received.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/secret-santa-gifts-received.html)



"The Force Unleashed II Starkiller"
created by Darth Dusty


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kOUJm-3f1rM/UN2kjogJV9I/AAAAAAAAADU/JAJ8yIwNhw4/s400/$%28KGrHqF,%21o8FBkd2ctLCBQiyftYwD%21%7E%7E60_57.JPG)


Also noteworthy is a Customizer Spotlight post we did for Star Wars customizer Darth Dusty.  His work isn't featured in any forums, so the post is worth checking out if you like to search out new customizing talent:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customizer-spotlight-25-darth-dusty.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customizer-spotlight-25-darth-dusty.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: Tamer on December 29, 2012, 09:16:53 AM
Nice, Update on the front page.

That Darth Dusty looks pretty talented to me.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 30, 2012, 09:50:35 AM
Nice, Update on the front page.

That Darth Dusty looks pretty talented to me.

He is very talented.  I am doing a feature on him in January that will feature the rest of his work.

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 30, 2012, 09:52:05 AM
We just finished a video featuring all the action figures and vehicles that we created in 2012.  Check it out:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customs-for-kid-2012-recap.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customs-for-kid-2012-recap.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: JediMerc on December 30, 2012, 10:18:20 AM
The finished lineup looks impressive; just got back from a stop over at your blog.

I was already in the process of working on my own TFUII Starkiller (battle arena), but now I've got to step it up a notch after seeing DarthDusty's work.  Looks like you grabbed an awesome fig!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/29/12
Post by: darthdaddy on December 31, 2012, 08:27:12 AM
The finished lineup looks impressive; just got back from a stop over at your blog.

I was already in the process of working on my own TFUII Starkiller (battle arena), but now I've got to step it up a notch after seeing DarthDusty's work.  Looks like you grabbed an awesome fig!

Totally did.  I just finished a video featuring other action figures Darth Dusty created.  I'll be posting it tomorrow for the new year.

Glad you liked our 2012 Recap video featuring all the figures Elias and I made this year:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customs-for-kid-2012-recap.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/12/customs-for-kid-2012-recap.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/12
Post by: Tamer on January 01, 2013, 06:11:45 AM
Awesome video. Check out more comments on the front page. Glad to have you two in our hobby Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/12
Post by: Clonehead on January 01, 2013, 07:46:09 AM
Nice job on the videos. Man, that night sister assassin just rocks!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/12
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 01, 2013, 09:11:31 AM
Been keeping up with these updates thru facebook but want to say here, loving all these updates! Great looking figure Elias and man Brian, you really did some awesome work in 2012! Can't wait to see what the new year will bring!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/12
Post by: darthdaddy on January 12, 2013, 06:15:12 AM
Been keeping up with these updates thru facebook but want to say here, loving all these updates! Great looking figure Elias and man Brian, you really did some awesome work in 2012! Can't wait to see what the new year will bring!

Thanks :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/12
Post by: darthdaddy on January 12, 2013, 06:15:36 AM
Elias and I are planning on banging out a few of NPKB this weekend, but I did take a few minutes today to create this quick no paint kitbash.  I really love him on so many levels.  I think he's my new favorite Endor Rebel. Nothing fancy, just classic kitbashing. To create the figure I used the hands, feet, and head of a POTF Momaw Nadon and made sure that when I added them to the body of a Vintage Orimaarko that I kept the articulation of the Vintage figure.  I made the head ball jointed, kept the swivel wrists, and added a swivel where both feet met the legs by utilizing a clear styrene rod to connect them.  The Ithorian only took a few minutes to make.  The longest part of the entire process was waiting for the krazy glue to dry.  If you like the figure as much as me, I recommend making one of your own.  It's too easy not to.


ITHORIAN ENDOR REBEL SOLDIER
created by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WaIVTT5nQPw/UPDeUlSQu_I/AAAAAAAAKEk/Emee1vKG5es/s400/IMGP5987.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qbYpYEFBeO0/UPDqKgUlrtI/AAAAAAAAKKo/YWHqwqah468/s400/IMGP5993.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kkv-w6PNq9Q/UPDebNs8NjI/AAAAAAAAKGM/iP-UIcaONGg/s400/IMGP6003.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Sl4q56eGkoY/UPDebwIvTtI/AAAAAAAAKGc/K-lyxCTXvhI/s400/IMGP6005.JPG)


Check out the post for more photos:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/ithorian-endor-rebel-soldier-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/ithorian-endor-rebel-soldier-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: wraithnine on January 12, 2013, 06:22:58 AM
lets face it an Ithorian soldier would be utterly at home on Endor,great job guys !
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: sith_fire30 on January 12, 2013, 10:14:17 AM
Amazing this is a no paint kit bash! Perfect! I agree with Wraith - Endor is his stomping ground :) Great work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: BlackThorne on January 12, 2013, 05:39:50 PM
I already said the "no paint rally" topic, but I have to say again. I really liked that ithorian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: DocOutlands on January 12, 2013, 06:08:43 PM
That's amazing work, pulling that guy off as a no-paint!  Great eye for parts!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: JediMerc on January 13, 2013, 05:19:29 AM
Yeah, I'm really, really liking this one.  I never found the Roron Corobb anywhere when it was out and I really wish I had it now.  The Prune Face body/camo legs work nicely with this guy.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/12/13
Post by: Elias on January 13, 2013, 08:14:05 AM
So today is the last day of Imperial Shipyards No Paint Kitbash Rally.  After I saw the Ithorian Endor Rebel Soldier that day made for the rally on Friday, I knew I wanted in on the action before the event came to a close.  I ended up making three NPKB action figures before the weekend was over and Dad made two more for the event as well, although Dad says the Ithorian is still his favorite.

The first custom action figure I made was a Clawdite Jedi.  My dad's friend Brad, sent a text to my Dad on Thursday of a photo that had a plastic bin full of Star Wars figures with a label that read "Star Wars Figures - $2 each".  Dad called him right away and picked up some really cheap fodder.  The body for my Clawdite came from a Clone Wars Ki Adi Mundi that was in that plastic bin.  The forearms that I used came from the "new" Clone Wars Obi-wan Kenobi that I had under the tree ay Christmas.  We had removed Obi-wan's arms from the figure and replaced them with the arms of the previous release of the character to give the new sculpt articulated wrists.  It would be cool if this Clawdite had the articulated wrists, but I like the way he came out overall.  I grabbed an alternate Zam Wessel head to finish the figure off.



Clawdite Jedi
by Elias


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dddy5E__qWc/UPK6SmCfXWI/AAAAAAAAKRA/FHm7kI5VOHY/s400/IMGP6134.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_sPNxbx2pFI/UPK6VSmzK8I/AAAAAAAAKRo/_9-dV_QHVjU/s400/IMGP6144.JPG)



NPKB Astromech
by Elias


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-urDCV5CCpYE/UPK6F_O4-II/AAAAAAAAKNw/wA4fqkKBvrI/s320/IMGP6079.JPG)
My astromech was just a simple head swap.



To create the Naboo Peasant action figure, I asked Dad to hollow out the Padme Amidala hood.  Dad carefully cut out Padme's face in case we ever wanted to use it later, and then used a Dremmel to hollow out the hood so it could be slipped over a Zam Wessel head.  Once that was done, my design was complete.



Naboo Peasant
by Elias

 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KA6g12anZ3I/UPK6P4j683I/AAAAAAAAKQY/C99dclb8b8k/s400/IMGP6125.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FZoyPBDvqgQ/UPK6QmvD5-I/AAAAAAAAKQo/MZui0lYvIGc/s400/IMGP6126.JPG)



Dad used the Zam Wessel torso upper arms and upper legs and paired them with the head, lower arms and legs of a Clone Wars Chewbacca.  He made some adjustments to Zam Wessel's helmet, cutting it into three separate pieces that still fit snugly on the ball jointed head of the figure because of the way the optical unit held it all together.  I love the way Dad designed the helmet, because it came out looking like the helmet transforms when in different positions.  I can even shake the figure upside down and it all stays intact no matter what position it's in.  Dad said he may paint this figure sometime in the future, but right now he's more concerned about creating some Ewoks for Mr. Black's Customs.



Female Wookiee Bounty Hunter
by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D6TjqancRtU/UPK6Ou9qe1I/AAAAAAAAKQE/fimAqSry8O8/s400/IMGP6120.JPG)

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(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qDQg2YKcGQI/UPK6KOZm3zI/AAAAAAAAKO8/4KAnLNb-Y0E/s400/IMGP6098.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KckaU-R5ZJ8/UPK6LtO6oJI/AAAAAAAAKPM/cESTRuQghcc/s400/IMGP6103.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oLnJQFDZd8Y/UPK6Mjs6tcI/AAAAAAAAKPY/A-f9Raan9ms/s400/IMGP6107.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VssSSlMIgB4/UPK6NmrlMLI/AAAAAAAAKPw/UjHyxdnPDZU/s400/IMGP6112.JPG)



The last figure Dad made was a Devaronian Thug that he created using a Marvel Absorbing Man action figure and cut off the ends of the ponytail from two G.I. Joe Scarlet heads that we had in our fodder to create the Devaronian's horns.  To accessorize the figure, Dad used the shirt of a POTF Momaw Nadon, armour from a Clone Wars Thi-sen action figure, as well as the shawl of a AOTC Lott Dodd action figure.  Dad's having a hard time sticking to a fashion choice for this figure, because he likes all three looks.  He also would like to paint this figure too one day. 


Devaronian Thug
by Darth Daddy


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Hope you all have enjoyed the results of our fun filled weekend and that you will submit a few figures of your own before the end of the rally.  May the Force Be With You....


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/13/13
Post by: wraithnine on January 13, 2013, 08:38:01 AM
some great stuff guys  love that clawdite Jedi ,Elias
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/13/13
Post by: Elias on January 13, 2013, 03:03:29 PM
Thanks Jay :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/13/13
Post by: Kualan on January 13, 2013, 04:38:04 PM
The female Wookiee BH is a very creative bit of tinkering, and I love the Clawdite Jedi! Great work.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/13/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 13, 2013, 08:04:33 PM
Great stuff you two! All of these are very creative and I know you had lots of fun!Great update!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/13/13
Post by: Elias on January 22, 2013, 04:59:05 PM
After Dad finished making me an Ithorian Rebel Soldier, Dad wanted to create a few more alien Endor Rebel soldiers. Dad saw a cool dark skinned Bith action figure created a few years ago by Von Reinhardt Customs.  Ever since Dad saw the figure, he wanted to do a variation on the theme.  When Dad went to create a new Endor Rebel soldier, he felt the time had come to make one.  To make this figure, Dad used a Bith head cast that was created by Sithhappens, and placed it on a G.I. Joe Renegades Ripcord action figure.  Then Dad just repainted the figure. 

BITH ENDOR REBEL SOLDIER
created by Darth Daddy



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Here's the link for the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/bith-endor-rebel-soldier-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/bith-endor-rebel-soldier-created-by.html)


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Post by: BugSkirt on January 22, 2013, 07:24:28 PM
That is a cool Bith and interesting take on the species.  Reminds me of that old comic Alien Legion....
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Post by: Darksider80 on January 22, 2013, 08:40:29 PM
I'm really lovin' all of it! the Bith rebel soldier is super cool, as well as your NPKB entries. I especially like the female wookie! I'm not sure what a male wookie finds attractive, but if I were a wookie, I'd say she's pretty cute (even though it's chewie's head)! great work, keep it coming and I can't wait to see more!!!!
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Post by: Clonehead on January 23, 2013, 02:17:39 AM
That Bith is amazing! On the front page!
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Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2013, 04:49:59 AM
Yepper, looks good.
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 23, 2013, 06:03:31 AM
Oh man that Bith is awesome! You know I am a huge fan of the Rebels and I love the symbol on his chest! Awesome idea and craftsmanship!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/22/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 23, 2013, 07:29:55 AM
Excellent work on the Bith and the Ithorian Rebel Soldier. I may have to try  the  Ithorian one day .  BugSkirt said it best you got an Alien Legion theme going on there .  Again Great work
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on January 23, 2013, 10:36:10 AM
Looks like you have a growing group of Rebels. Can't wait to see which figure you come up with next.  IMHO...I have always wished that Lucas would have digitally added a few alien Endor commandos in General Solo's group. Anyway, excellent work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/22/13
Post by: BlackThorne on January 23, 2013, 01:22:56 PM
Loved this new endor soldier, totally awesome!
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Post by: Jedi Minstrel on January 23, 2013, 10:42:31 PM
Great!  I've been wanting to expand on the Endor Rebels.  Joes work real great for this concept.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/22/13
Post by: Tamer on January 24, 2013, 05:09:00 AM
Time to build an Endor Alien Commando Diorama!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/22/13
Post by: JediMerc on January 25, 2013, 04:56:18 AM
The troops are looking fantastic; great idea to target this segment of the Alliance.

If you got any spare Snaggletooths, I think a Snivvian rebel would be awesome! 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on January 28, 2013, 05:45:33 AM
Thanks everybody!  I have a feeling I will be working on Endor customs for a bit longer.  I'd like to create another Alien Endor Rebel Trooper and I certainly have the parts available so it's definitely within the realm of possibilites.  I have two commission Ewoks that I am creating for Incom aka Mr. Black's customs.  I'm just trying to find the right fabrics to create the Ewok clothing and for the snow to melt in my area so I can get some of the supplies I need from out in nature, so stay tuned for those to be showing up here at some point.  Until I get to work on some more action figures, here's a new one from Elias that he just finished over the weekend.

TOGRUTA
created by ELIAS


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Check out the full post at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/togrutan-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/01/togrutan-created-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/28/13
Post by: BlackThorne on January 28, 2013, 05:48:58 AM
Sweet Twilek girl!
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 28, 2013, 05:53:56 AM
That is a great looking female figure!
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Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2013, 06:42:43 AM
Looks good. On the front page.
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on January 28, 2013, 11:53:30 AM
great job elias she rocks!!!
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Post by: Clonehead on January 28, 2013, 03:53:14 PM
Very Very cool!
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Post by: DarthDrew on January 28, 2013, 04:31:56 PM
Nice togruta, I like the colors on her. Good custom!
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Post by: darthdaddy on February 11, 2013, 09:05:51 AM
Here is the latest custom posted on our blog.  Nothing fancy.  Just a Slayer Design Studio head cast painted and put onto a Clone Wars Mace Windu body.

JEDI GENERAL
created by Darth Daddy


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Click the link to see the full post and extra pictures:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/jedi-general.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/jedi-general.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2013, 05:05:10 PM
Nice Jedi. I so agree with your post the last couple days about stocking up on the TCW Mace Windu body before they are gone forever. On the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: Mungo Baobab on February 11, 2013, 08:33:31 PM
Is it me or does it seem like Hasbro doesn't want people to have the stuff they want?

Sorry to vent on your page. Amazing Jedi.  Did you sculpt the beard yourself? It looks amazing.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: dr0d26 on February 12, 2013, 12:25:39 AM
Great looking lady Elias!! And boy you guys painting skills just keep getting better and better. That last jedi is top notch!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 12, 2013, 06:16:44 AM
It may seem simple but it looks awesome! I love that head sculpt!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: darthdaddy on February 16, 2013, 04:30:54 PM
Is it me or does it seem like Hasbro doesn't want people to have the stuff they want?

Sorry to vent on your page. Amazing Jedi.  Did you sculpt the beard yourself? It looks amazing.

No.  It was actually a Slayer Design Studio head I bought over a year ago.  I put the head and body in a ziploc bag as soon as I got it in the mail and it has been sitting on a shelf ever since.  I needed a fast custom for the blog last week and he was my best solution.

Thanks everybody for the complimentary replies :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/11/13
Post by: darthdaddy on February 16, 2013, 07:07:54 PM
I may do some more work on this figure down the road. I am going to redo the photo shoot for sure.  Preferably at the beach to give it that Tatooine feel.  Now that I have a basic silhouette, I will eventually sculpt a thin layer of wrinkles onto it to give her skin more texture, but this is done enough for now.  

"Gardulla the Hutt"
created by Darth Daddy

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Check the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/gardulla-hutt-action-figure-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/gardulla-hutt-action-figure-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: Kualan on February 17, 2013, 05:58:12 AM
Nice job on Gardulla, guys!
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Post by: Tamer on February 17, 2013, 06:20:33 AM
Looking good so far Brian. On the front page.
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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on February 17, 2013, 09:57:27 AM
well done !!! you don't see many Hutt customs look forward to see the final shots  !!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: dr0d26 on February 17, 2013, 11:57:39 AM
awesome Gardulla guys!!! I really like the rolls and the detail it gives the figure..
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Post by: Clonehead on February 17, 2013, 12:09:27 PM
that has got to be the first custom i have ever seen of gardulla. Nicely done!
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Post by: wraithnine on February 17, 2013, 05:08:56 PM
Looks like my mother in law
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 18, 2013, 10:21:52 AM
Great sculpting and paint work Brian! Gives us something to do with old Jabba's over the years! Great idea!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: JediMerc on February 19, 2013, 03:39:42 PM
Looks like my mother in law

She doesn't frequent these forums, does she?   ;)

Absolutely hilarious!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: DarthSinister on February 19, 2013, 03:55:02 PM
I've got a couple of old Jabbas and now I have an Idea of what to do with them. Great job guys, and I can't wait to see this on the sand... very cool!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: Mungo Baobab on February 19, 2013, 08:04:14 PM
Nice Hutt. Did you sculpt the entire figure or just the head. Very well done.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on February 25, 2013, 05:32:17 AM
wow awesome work brian your always out doing yourself
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: Rogue Jedi on February 25, 2013, 05:36:32 AM
One of the reasons I'm so glad to finally be a member of this site is to tell you that I love the work you guys do. Awesome customs as always!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: darthdaddy on February 25, 2013, 05:48:42 AM
Nice Hutt. Did you sculpt the entire figure or just the head. Very well done.

Just from the articulating waist up.  I only painted the figure on the lower half.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/16/13
Post by: darthdaddy on February 25, 2013, 05:49:51 AM
One of the reasons I'm so glad to finally be a member of this site is to tell you that I love the work you guys do. Awesome customs as always!

Thanks so much!  Love your avatar!
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Post by: darthdaddy on February 25, 2013, 05:52:51 AM
Not sure how many of you check out the Custom Contest threads, but we are currently holding a custom ation figure contest on the blog.  We'd love it if you would all participate.  It's the first contest we ever hosted.  Check out all the details :)

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“SMUGGLER’S GAMBIT”
CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE CONTEST



Hello all Star Wars custom action figure artists both young and old.  For the last two and a half years this blog has been promoting Star Wars custom action figure art, whether archived in video slide shows that featured custom action figure artists found on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page, in classic photo novels, or in the educational tutorials that pass valuable knowledge to beginners and masters alike; and sometimes, we just find something cool that we want to share like the artists featured in our own personal collection.  Customs for the Kid tries to do whatever we can to get the Star Wars customizing community all the exposure possible.  Well, here is a rare opportunity to give you all just that.  Here is your opportunity as an artist to get some serious exposure in the Star Wars community for your custom action figure art and for custom action figure artists as a whole. It can be a fun family activity for first time customizers.  For all you seasoned veterans, it's your opportunity to get your craft thrust out of the Star Wars fansite forums and out into the spotlight! There is nothing cooler than getting some recognition for all your hard work when exercising your craft.  Here's an opportunity to participate in a super fun Star Wars customizing contest.  First time customizers are greatly encouraged to jump in on the fun.  We want as many entries as possible. This is an ALL AGES event.  

Jimmy MacInerney (Jimmy Mac) and Jason Swank of RebelForce Radio (formerly of Forcecast.net) are teaming up with Customs for the Kid to host a Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit custom action figure contest.

Darth Daddy was listening to Jimmy MacInerney (Jimmy Mac) and Jason Swank on a podcast one night talking with Fanboys director Kyle Newman and heard them say they wish they could have custom action figures made of the characters from  Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit,  the radio drama that was recorded live at Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida, based on an original script by Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto and currently featured on starwars.com and in the latest Star Wars Insider magazine.  Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit (full audio) (http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2012/11/28/smugglers-gambit-full-audio/) was directed by Newman (Fanboys) and produced by Jimmy “Mac” McInerney of RebelForce Radio, who whipped up over 100 sound effects and music cues, which were blasted live onstage alongside the actors to a packed audience of almost 2,000 diehard Star Wars fans!" The production featured some of the best Star Wars voice acting talent out there today.

This is a great opportunity for one of you to be featured on a podcast known for their close ties to  Lucasfilm and other big players in the Star Wars community.

RebelForce Radio in their first week of podcasting had the honor of being iTunes #1 Entertainment podcast. Hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac (The ForceCast), RebelForce Radio provides information and entertainment to the ever-growing world-wide audience of Star Wars fans. The podcast is broadcast LIVE Tuesday nights at 9:30 pm ET and released widely on Fridays for on-demand streaming and download. RebelForce Radio can also be heard Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm CT on Chicago’s 1530 WCKG AM.  RebelForce Radio is an extension of the hosts passion and enthusiasm for the Star Wars franchise. As life-long fans, Swank and Mac have traveled all over the globe, from Tokyo, Japan to Skywalker Ranch itself, to provide the most comprehensive internet coverage of major Star Wars related events! Listeners have enjoyed the podcasters in action during live shows from the floors at Star Wars Celebrations IV-VI and Star Wars Fan Days. Swank and Mac also wrote and produced “The George Lucas Hip-Hop,” winner of the 2008 Star Wars Fan Film Awards for Best Animation and Fan’s Choice. At Star Wars Celebration V in August 2010, Lucasfilm’s Dave Filoni (Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) recognized Jason and Jimmy as the inaugural inductees to his “104th Wolf Pack” organization for their “outstanding fandom and support of Star Wars.” The two were also inducted as “Honorary Friends” of The 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization known for their charitable work and frequent presence at official Lucasfilm events. Swank and Mac enjoyed similar honors by The Rebel Legion, another well-known Star Wars costuming group, and been profiled in Star Wars Insider magazine, LA Weekly, and Chicago’s Daily Herald, among other publications and websites. You know it's good programming if the Supervising Director of Clone Wars Dave Filoni is a listener of their show.

Customizers need to get in on this contest and build on the momentum of  the Celebration 6: Star Wars Custom Action Figure Panel.  Show people in the Star Wars community just how much fun customizing can be.  Let people in on all the amazing results.

All the entries received will be displayed in a video at RebelForceRadio.com and on the Customs for the Kid blog. The winner will also be featured on a special interview segment on RebelForceRadio and the winner and their action figure will be featured in a post on the Customs for the Kid blog as well.

The judges for the contest will be "Smuggler’s Gambit" writer Kyle Newman, co-writer F.J. DeSanto, Jimmy MacInerney (Jimmy Mac) and Jason Swank of RebelForce Radio, voice actor David Collins (Han Solo), artist Paul Bateman from The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, and Darth Daddy of Customs for the Kid.

Listen to today's podcast with the contest announcement for more information.


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RULES

-All custom action figure entries must be of characters that appear in the Star Wars radio drama "Smuggler's Gambit". Custom action figures can be in 3 ¾” scale or other.

-Participants are encouraged to submit as many entries as they wish.   Please include 1 - 4 photos per custom action figure submitted (Front, Back, Left, and Right).  

-Include your email, name, and mailing address, with your entry.

-Photoshop manipulations such as glowing lightsabers and blaster fire will not be accepted. We want the focus to be on the customs and not on their digital enhancement.

-All photo entries must be sent to the following email address: show@rebelforceradio.com.

Make sure your picture(s) are attached in your email and all the contest's rules have been complied with before you send your email.


PRIZES

A prize package will be awarded to the winner at the conclusion of the contest. DETAILS COMING SOON.

ALL ENTRIES will be displayed in a video at RebelForceRadio.com and on the Customs for the Kid blog.

The winner will also be featured on a special interview segment on RebelForceRadio and the winner will be featured in a post on the Customs for the Kid blog as well.

The judges for the contest will be "Smuggler’s Gambit" writer Kyle Newman, co-writer F.J. DeSanto, Jimmy MacInerney (Jimmy Mac) and Jason Swank of RebelForce Radio, voice actor David Collins (Han Solo), artist Paul Bateman from The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, and Darth Daddy of Customs for the Kid.


DEADLINE

MAY 1, 2013 at 11:59pm



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Below are the character descriptions from Kyle Newman that you all can use as a guide to create your "Smuggler's Gambit" custom action figure:


RYDER THORNE

A spirited late teen human, with a punkish flair, who spent most of her life raising herself...until Ro Kurota took her under his wing. Despite her new line of work, she has heart of gold and a moral compass that will always steer her to safely. She's also a skilled pilot, who shortly after the events of the radio drama, enlists with the rebels. Played by Ashley Eckstein.


RO KUROTA

A brash, young human hustler trying make a name for himself as a neophyte smuggler (recently turned bounty hunter thanks to Han Solo showing up). He dresses with an edge, usually in black, to overcompensate for his lack of experience. On RHEN VAR he sports an extra layer to deal with the inhospitable climate. Played by Sam Witwer.

SWEEPER

A Sanyassan spacer out for revenge on Han Solo. He's been around the galaxy a few times and sports the scars to prove it -- especially that nasty one on his face. He's not afraid to dress for business -- shady business -- often displaying his many weapons on his wardrobe. Played by Dee Bradley Baker.

XIZOR

Xizor is eager to score Solo and the Wookiee from Kurota to further leverage himself within the Empire. He arrives on the remote, icy planet RHEN VAR in sleeker, less formal, attire to close the deal... prepared to get his Faleen hands dirty if necessary. Played by Dee Bradley Baker.

HAN SOLO

Despite being a reluctant leader, Han dresses a bit more traditional during his opening Rebel Mission on the jungle planet of ABROSSOS VI... but slips back into more casual wear once he parts ways with the fleet. His outfit is a mix of classic ANH Han with a few new Rebel accents. Played by David Collins.

PRINCESS LEIA

Dresses in vintage Alderaan-garb, in honor of her recently destroyed homeworld. Played by Clare Grant.


There are several other characters in the story not listed, such as the Rebel Commander, Luke, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, and even Sweeper's thugs who  are all open to interpretation for the contest as well....






For more information click the link below:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/rebelforce-radio-and-customs-for-kid.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/02/rebelforce-radio-and-customs-for-kid.html)




DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRIES IN THIS THREAD.  FOLLOW THE RULES ABOVE.


WE'D LOVE TO SEE SOME SHIPYARDERS REPRESENT FOR THE CUSTOMIZING COMMUNITY.  


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AFFILIATED WITH A FORUM TO PARTICIPATE.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/25/13
Post by: darthdaddy on March 04, 2013, 05:27:28 PM
ABROSSOS VI REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPERS

Dad threw these two custom action figures together to show potential "Smuggler's Gambit" contest participants how they can make a quick and easy "Smuggler's Gambit" custom action figure in just minutes for the contest that we are promoting with RebelForce Radio.  This is a great technique on how to create a Hasbro looking figure without even having to break out a paint brush.  These types of customs are great starting points for those of you who are are just beginner customizers and don't feel very confident with your painting skills yet.   

"ABROSSOS VI 
CALAMARI REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPER"
by Darth Daddy


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"ABROSSOS VI
SNIVVIAN REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPER"
 created by Darth Daddy


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Check the post for the full details:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/abrossos-vi-rebel-reconaissance-troopers.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/abrossos-vi-rebel-reconaissance-troopers.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/04/13
Post by: Tamer on March 05, 2013, 03:42:02 AM
Update on the front page.
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Post by: wraithnine on March 05, 2013, 03:55:33 AM
lookin awsome Brian
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/04/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 05, 2013, 08:54:46 PM
another awesome rebel trooper !! great job
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/04/13
Post by: JediMerc on March 06, 2013, 08:23:41 AM
I love the versatility of the rebel bodies here.  The Mon Cal is my fave of this post; looks great in the gear, cam coat, and the background.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/04/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 07, 2013, 08:39:18 AM
You know I love the Rebels so I am loving this update!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/04/13
Post by: darthdaddy on March 09, 2013, 07:49:34 AM
Thanks guys!  Hope you are all entering the contest!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/10/13
Post by: darthdaddy on March 10, 2013, 01:44:06 PM
We figured since we are judging our own contest and we can't submit entries that Customs for the Kid should definitely support others in the community by participating in our friend's event in the meantime.  

Here are the entries we threw together.  Just background characters. Although, if there is one thing that can be said about Star Wars, it is that the background characters even have great tales told about them along the way.  Here are our characters, but their stories are still a work in progress.  Hopefully we'll have them done by the end of the contest.



STAR WARS EPISODE VII
CUSTOMIZING CHALLENGE ENTRIES
by Customs for the Kid


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PACITHHIP
by Darth Daddy


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Zabrak
by Darth Daddy


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Twi'lek
by Elias


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Click the link below for more pictures and a link to the "Smuggler's Gambit" Custom Action Figure Contest:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/contest-commitments.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/contest-commitments.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/10/13
Post by: darthdaddy on March 20, 2013, 04:29:20 AM
I have been working on a series of female Mandalorians for a while now.  This is the first in the series that I have completed so far.  I created this figure with a casted torso I bought from customizer Stocos28.  The arms and legs came from a G.I. Joes Scarlett figure and I tried to keep the paint scheme of the original figure as well as on the speederboard that I got from a Clone Wars Quinlan Vos action figure.  I finished the figure off with the cape from a Vintage General Grievous figure turned inside out.  The Mando helmet was the one included with the Clone Wars Mace Windu glued together and filled in to make a full head that was fitted with a Dremmel.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9ou2qZKh0f0/UUjkadFqPmI/AAAAAAAAMME/ZgzVeuB3ZIQ/s640/IMGP6421.JPG)

I took a lot of pictures of this one and included them in a video posted over at the blog.  Here's the link:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/female-mando-with-speederboard.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/female-mando-with-speederboard.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2013, 04:37:47 AM
Well maybe this is gonna be the day of Darth Daddy as I just posted an E7 contest update and now I see these. Excellent Mandalorian creation. Love the idea of the speederboard. Like the paint scheme too. Gotta put that animoto video on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 20, 2013, 04:59:40 AM
That is a great looking figure Brian! I love the color combos! The cape turned inside out is brilliant! The grey underneath looks like purple as it is beside the red and in shadow. That hover board is sooo cool! Excellent paint aps my friend!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 20, 2013, 06:17:23 AM
 That is some beautiful work !! that hover board is off the charts,  an excellent touch!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: DarthDrew on March 20, 2013, 07:07:18 AM
Nice job, I love the paint scheme on this mando! The bantha skull on the speeder is sharp, nice work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: darthstreams on March 20, 2013, 07:45:59 AM
Your PACITHHIP custom is really cool!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: r1bb1t on March 20, 2013, 07:53:48 AM
It's always a pleasure to see your work. Your hard work shows with each piece you make.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: Mungo Baobab on March 20, 2013, 05:37:57 PM
Nice stuff!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: darthdaddy on March 23, 2013, 10:03:09 AM
Thanks so much everybody :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/20/13
Post by: Elias on March 24, 2013, 04:20:12 PM
So here at home, we're still busy with the "Smuggler's Gambit" Custom Action Figure Contest that we are promoting with RebelForce Radio.  We have already received some really cool entires and we're hoping with the extended deadline of May 1st, 2013, that even more awesomeness is still on its way.  For any of you who listened to the radio drama you know that Han Solo and Chewbacca visited a village and bar while on Abrossos VI.  That means participants can enter the contest with a cantina alien custom action figure, or just an ordinary citizen that Han Solo and Chewbacca passed on their way to the local bar.  A miner that lives in the settlements on the planet.

Notice that nowhere in the rules does the contest say that it has to be a "brand new" custom.  If you made a custom years ago that you feel can fit within the "Smuggler's Gambit"story just enter it.  It only takes a few seconds to email a few pictures.  Especially if you have already photographed it.

I love this Rodian girl that I created because she can be comfortable fitting into a lot of Star Wars dioramas.  She fits in a Tatooine street scene, as a dancer for Jabba or some other Hutt.   She looks great in a cantina scene too.  Heck if you threw a Jedi robe on her and put a lightsaber in her hand she can be a Jedi.  Do you have any customs like these that you'd like to submit to the contest?  Let's see what you've made.  Send us an entry!


"RODIAN GIRL"
created by Elias


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r7SlRjp6dKM/UU9zeGGkOJI/AAAAAAAAMNw/V9WiaEgTMbg/s640/IMGP6468.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ruyu9rIueDY/UU9zheIV51I/AAAAAAAAMO4/NGvWL1UkxJE/s640/IMGP6477.JPG)

Check out the blog for more pics and CONTEST DETAILS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/rodian-girl-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/03/rodian-girl-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/25/13
Post by: The Willoughbian on March 24, 2013, 06:37:41 PM
You really have some mad skills, My Man! Looks great!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/25/13
Post by: Elias on March 26, 2013, 02:09:54 PM
THANKS!!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/25/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 27, 2013, 08:52:12 AM
Great addition to the Smugglers Gambit contest. Now that you have pointed out that it can be an older custom I could see more people getting in on this really easily! This is a great looking figure!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/04/13
Post by: Tamer on April 05, 2013, 02:25:50 AM
Elias that one would be good under the convention area. I can move this post if you would like and then do a fper on it.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/04/13
Post by: darthdaddy on April 05, 2013, 02:43:45 AM
Ok.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/09/13
Post by: darthdaddy on April 09, 2013, 07:45:14 AM
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Customs for the Kid brought their traveling museum of Star Wars custom action figures to the Star Wars Spectacular event in Woodbridge, NJ. Attendees were treated to an exhibition of Star Wars custom action figures created by talented customizing artists such as: Stronox, Sillof, Luke Sprywalker, Chewie, Wraithnine, Hangarbay94, Peakob1, SithHappens, Omar Rivera, Incom aka Mr. Black's Customs, Lucasclones, Stocos28, JACKOFTRADZE, Darth Daddy, Elias, and more. The display table stayed pretty packed throughout the day and brought attention to the blog's online museum of Star Wars custom action figures and the featured artists. Also on display were video tutorials that are featured on our blog as well as the entertaining Youtube cult classic show Kessel Run Review. We were really impressed with the crowd turnout, and loved the reaction of all the attendees to what we had on display. Hopefully we will get to take the show on the road again sometime soon.


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Gt7kOOFc4dc/UWQqLI-3J_I/AAAAAAAAMT4/zJ2YoBYE3To/s640/WP_20130407_023.jpg)

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Here's the link to all the video of the Star Wars custom action figure art on display:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/04/customs-for-kid-display-at-star-wars.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/04/customs-for-kid-display-at-star-wars.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/09/13
Post by: Tamer on April 11, 2013, 05:29:09 AM
Cool deal. Gonna go check to see if that post is in the convention thread we started. I bet this was great fun.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/09/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on April 12, 2013, 11:09:06 AM
Awesome stuff Brian and Elias! I wish there was stuff like this in our area.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/09/13
Post by: Elias on April 22, 2013, 05:36:05 AM
Here's my latest  custom that we posted in the blog over the weekend.

"Bith Jedi Youngling"
created by Elias


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GV_2-zgHg4Y/UXQbXuu00CI/AAAAAAAAMZY/wEXoA32hiUg/s640/IMGP6485.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-20_zRTQuKpE/UXQbZFlNN_I/AAAAAAAAMZ8/WZzOaYLQeEM/s640/IMGP6489.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7kH2q5kZKZU/UXQe-ZeRPMI/AAAAAAAAMbE/oI-0-TRHIJo/s640/IMGP6498.JPG)

Check out the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/04/bith-youngling-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/04/bith-youngling-created-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/22/13
Post by: Tamer on April 25, 2013, 02:50:50 AM
Looks good.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/22/13
Post by: lucasclones on April 25, 2013, 08:23:10 AM
 Really good! :):)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/22/13
Post by: wraithnine on April 25, 2013, 08:30:01 AM
very cool guys  ,hey have you noticed how the Bith always look like someone has given them an awesomely sour lemon to suck  lol
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/22/13
Post by: benjani_1976 on April 26, 2013, 04:10:59 PM
very cool guys  ,hey have you noticed how the Bith always look like someone has given them an awesomely sour lemon to suck  lol

Hahaha ;D  true......cool looking Palawan though,would look cool with my Darth Tenebrous 

just a thought........if a bith called biff had his name called out by a sith with a lisp........how many bith would look around? >:D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on May 06, 2013, 04:46:09 AM
Pretty busy weekend as far as customizing goes.  I kept working on my General Pong Krell and still feel like I have sooo much work to do before he is completed.  100% sculpted figures are really time consuming.  

Luckily Elias did his best to keep the blog chugging forward.  Elias banged out two different custom action figures this weekend.  He added to our Cantina bar collection by creating a sweet looking Melas.  I haven't photographed it yet, so we probably won't post it until next week, but we did get to photograph Elias' first attempt at sculpting with a Ssi-Ruu Bounty Hunter that he made.  Check it out and let him know what you think:

"Ssi-Ruu Bounty Hunter"
created by Elias


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3DQ60tQqNNU/UYbpT9HgbxI/AAAAAAAAMeo/ucY0HOc2gY0/s640/IMGP6516.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_3npy4sqG60/UYby7vcGCVI/AAAAAAAAMfk/zhBjbwCJm4k/s320/IMGP6511.JPG)

" A while back Dad took me to the DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Manhattan.  It was cool because while I was there I got to meet Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.   Star Wars artist Chris Trevas was there and while I was there I picked up an awesome book that he illustrated called Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Alien Species.  It was in this book that I discovered an alien species called the Ssi-Ruuk.

Ever since I saw the illustration below, I knew I wanted at least one of the these aliens in my collection.  One day I saw a dinosaur at a local toy store that I knew would be perfect for my custom.

I also took my first crack at sculpting. I sculpted the headset and the shoulder armor with Apoxie Sculpt and then used assorted fodder to create the harness.  I used some casted Jango Fett leg armor that I got from SithHappens.  I also used Green Stuff for the first time to create the forked tongues that come out of the Ssi-Ruu's nostrils.  

I made the one of a kind gun myself too. I pieced it together from about 6 different guns."

-Elias

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6lfNhw2TkM/UYbpNVTD4JI/AAAAAAAAMeg/BenYIhBbqN8/s640/IMGP6515.JPG)

Click the link for more pics:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/ssi-ruu-bounty-hunter-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/ssi-ruu-bounty-hunter-created-by-elias.html)



Congrats LE!! Elias: I love the Dino custom and all the other customs you have been creating lately. DD I cannot wait to see that Krell.

Here's a WIP teaser:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NLSIcMaWkLo/UYhaGv6L3NI/AAAAAAAAMf0/b6Fp6cCHFBM/s320/IMG-20130506-00079.jpg)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/06/13
Post by: The Willoughbian on May 07, 2013, 05:53:38 AM
You really need to get this kid into art school.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/06/13
Post by: Tamer on May 07, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
Nice, back on the front page. I just love seeing all the different alien SW races. This is a great exemplar of one of them.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/06/13
Post by: Elias on May 10, 2013, 09:18:45 AM
Thanks guys!!

Just wanted to hop on and announce that the winner for the "Smuggler's Gambit" Custom Action Figure Contest we hosted with RebelForce Radio is none other than Luke Sprywalker for his Ro Kurota action figure.

Congratulations L.E.!

WINNING ACTION FIGURE:

"Ro Kurota"
created by LUKE SPRYWALKER


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KILvmWe3FfM/UYz8HGI-4WI/AAAAAAAAMgk/FB1WU6jXy84/s640/DSC_0014.JPG)

Click the link to read the official post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/smugglers-gambit-custom-action-figure.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/smugglers-gambit-custom-action-figure.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: lucasclones on May 10, 2013, 12:42:08 PM
Congrats LE!! Elias: I love the Dino custom and all the other customs you have been creating lately. DD I cannot wait to see that Krell.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 10, 2013, 02:21:04 PM
WOW! I am so stoked! Thanks Brian and Chad! This has made my day!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Tamer on May 10, 2013, 04:03:00 PM
Way to go L.E. I commented in another thread this was in too, but just outstanding.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: darthdaddy on May 10, 2013, 05:11:33 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KILvmWe3FfM/UYz8HGI-4WI/AAAAAAAAMgk/FB1WU6jXy84/s640/DSC_0014.JPG)


L.E. ,

I'm so glad that you were the one to win this contest.  I think you will be a great ambassador for the hobby when you appear on RebelForce Radio.  You have really contributed so much to this hobby. From figures, vehicles, dioramas, and photonovels to being one of the first Star Wars customizers to present a Custom Action Figure Panel at a Star Wars Celebration (VI), you set the bar for what can be done with creativity and a lot of hard work.  You have achieved an admirable reputation among your peers as an artist and your winning figure rocked, even if it wasn't the favorite of your two submissions ;)  

I know how much you loved your Sweeper and all the work that went into him.  

Let's be real though, your custom action figure of Ro Kurota is no pegwarmer.  I love the choices you made both in his silhouette and paint application.  He's the best of everything, he's so well executed.  You made a Ro Kurota action figure that everyone would want to run out and buy. You made an outfit for him that I'd want to wear if I was in the Star Wars universe.  All the right color choices too.  The clothing lines created a look that was a cross between "Star Wars" and David Lynch's "Dune".  He's pretty magnificaent.  Escpecially your sculpt work on his jaw and chin.  I love that you took the time to give him a scar so you can show that he'd been around the block.  You made a killer figure.

I can't wait to hear you on the podcast.

Congratulations!


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eo2Itk-Uatk/UYz8SQCYQaI/AAAAAAAAMg0/XtYjxotIThw/s640/DSC_0023.JPG)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2013, 05:25:01 AM
Wow, Brian that is freakng fantastic.

Time to go get this Spry announcement on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 11, 2013, 06:27:50 AM
Thanks so much Shawn and I am still on cloud 9 over this!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 11, 2013, 06:31:26 AM
Congrats to you Spry excellent work!!! darthdaddy i cant wait to see that figure finished well done
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Bubba Fett on May 11, 2013, 07:27:31 AM
Grats Spry! Figure looks amazing!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: benjani_1976 on May 11, 2013, 02:03:25 PM
Congrats to spry.......it's a great piece,well worthy winner. Good job on the Krell so far,looking good
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: darthstreams on May 11, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
lol that raptor custom is the same figure I used for my jedi master raptor jesus customs. I think I still have two floating around somewhere in my workshop. Your wip Krell is looking good so far, can't wait to see it finished. And congrats spry, your entry looked real cool.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Clonehead on May 12, 2013, 06:00:51 AM
That one was well worth the win, LE. Good job!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: Wookie-Balls on May 12, 2013, 08:13:25 AM
Amazing work by all involved - but L.E you truly are a giant amongst customisers! Brilliant work and a well deserved win!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/13
Post by: darthdaddy on May 27, 2013, 07:47:27 AM
I only have one of my Clone Wars pieces done so far and I am aggressively working on others too.  This was just a quick head modifiction with some sculpted hair.  I used Green Stuff to make her hair because of it's flexibility and it's unlikeliness to break off; unlike FIXIT, which can be brittle when sculpting hair of this type.  A little paint and she was done.  I used the Cad Bane elbows from his first release to give the Barriss Offee figure ball jointed articulated knees so she can do more Jedi stances.  I finished her off with a set of Assaj Ventress lightsabers.  I'd love to make the Assaj Ventress bounty hunter helmet and cape at some point.


CLONE WARS: SEASON 5 FINALE -
BARRISS OFFEE
CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE
created by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2QwjEftJMUU/UaK6lowf0_I/AAAAAAAAMkc/Bc2poyw0tTc/s640/IMGP6552.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kYSunP2YkUM/UaK6kdmowkI/AAAAAAAAMkA/lYuHjPMXYLw/s640/IMGP6545.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Wzytc-q3Phc/UaK6j94aQqI/AAAAAAAAMj0/x1C7D3qGK4Y/s640/IMGP6544.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5dqlxR4xcGc/UaK6i06rbXI/AAAAAAAAMjc/eSwrZcRZBvg/s640/IMGP6538.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FlHSPBQsJ68/UaK6i9FIh_I/AAAAAAAAMjo/FJz--NFgYf4/s640/IMGP6536.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MVpMs0R7raY/UaK6iuTia0I/AAAAAAAAMjY/Pff9dsP5es4/s640/IMGP6535.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lOmzJE7sQMg/UaK6hrTAjPI/AAAAAAAAMjE/lg5wzBC-Nbo/s640/IMGP6533.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h48IMTgZJSM/UaK6hV4cteI/AAAAAAAAMjA/gd9Muhqml2o/s640/IMGP6528.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nzPP4wNHw9I/UaK6h_OwHCI/AAAAAAAAMjQ/1CGKQKnH81I/s640/IMGP6532.JPG)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/clone-wars-season-5-finale-barriss.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/05/clone-wars-season-5-finale-barriss.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2013, 07:59:45 AM
Looks great Brian. I would love to see those knees under her skirt to see how you did that.

I wonder if those new arty joints BBTS sells would work good for any articulation job like this? Expect to see this on our fp soon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: darthdaddy on May 27, 2013, 09:37:45 AM
Looks great Brian. I would love to see those knees under her skirt to see how you did that.

I wonder if those new arty joints BBTS sells would work good for any articulation job like this? Expect to see this on our fp soon.

Here's a WIP picture:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FYQWlmcxXVE/TkMFtEsAJ0I/AAAAAAAACv4/WxyO5zsNpwU/s400/IMGP3408.JPG)

The joints sold at BBTS look like ball and socket joints.  Not a ball joint with a hinge in the middle.  Not sure if it would work with her.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2013, 04:49:14 PM
Wow, they look great. Thanks for the pic.

I need to get them to send me a set of those so I can see what all is in that bbts set.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: TheIRISH Rogue on May 27, 2013, 11:18:29 PM
wow! Brilliantly done!

Love seeing VAMPED clone wars figs :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: Bubba Fett on May 28, 2013, 12:02:40 PM
Great work! I really like the work on the ends of the hair.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: Mr. Black on May 30, 2013, 04:21:56 AM
Great work on Bariss, Brian!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 01, 2013, 06:29:32 PM
I love that head sculpt Brian! The added articulation is a huge bonus as well!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/27/13
Post by: darthdaddy on June 17, 2013, 05:08:51 AM
Thanks guys.  Here's another Clone Wars figure.  Ione Marcy from "Lightsaber Lost".  


IONE MARCY
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RZHGQ2AxQmU/Ub9FckG9nkI/AAAAAAAAMtA/YgckS5vCGJU/s640/IMGP6560+(2).JPG)


http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/ione-marcy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/ione-marcy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/17/13
Post by: The Willoughbian on June 17, 2013, 01:17:46 PM
Nice. A very good likeness.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/17/13
Post by: Tamer on June 19, 2013, 06:20:10 AM
Looks good. Back on the front page. It is good to see TCW Customs now that the line has been unfortunately cancelled.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/17/13
Post by: JediMerc on June 20, 2013, 04:57:07 AM
Looks great!  Excellent likeness of the character...gosh, I'm missing this show already.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/17/13
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on June 25, 2013, 02:26:49 PM
Wow very cool dd
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/17/13
Post by: darthdaddy on June 28, 2013, 11:05:03 AM
Thanks guys!  I decided I'm going to take one more crack at her and tighten up the head sculpt and the paint apps.  I'll post new pics when I'm done with her.

Here is another WIP figure that I am almost done with.  I just want to add super detail to his eye and drybrush his hair to add some highlights to the black areas.  Here is what I have so far:

Abyssin Smuggler
created by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e-b_Ghhc0A4/UchidUJcFVI/AAAAAAAAMwI/VB71QX0SdQ8/s640/IMGP6588.JPG)

Here's a link to the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/abyssin-smuggler-custom-action-figure.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/abyssin-smuggler-custom-action-figure.html)



We also recommend checking out a feature we did on Wraithnine's D-Squad.  We recently added these awesome figures to Elias' collection.  They are definitely worth checking out:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FSlmlo6eVOg/UcyUpKQMBoI/AAAAAAAAMyg/SxJHCV09v0U/s640/IMGP6653.JPG)

Click here to see some still shots and a video we made for the post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/customizer-spotlight-14-updated-d-squad.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/customizer-spotlight-14-updated-d-squad.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/28/13
Post by: darthstreams on June 28, 2013, 11:26:07 AM
Cool sculpt job on the Abyssin beard and hair
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/28/13
Post by: Tamer on June 29, 2013, 05:12:26 AM
Great feature on Jay's droids.  back on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/28/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 29, 2013, 07:35:02 AM
Nice touch ups! You are so lucky to have Jay's D-Squad! You have the best collection ever!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/28/13
Post by: wraithnine on June 29, 2013, 08:02:08 AM
i am so honoured that Brian and Elias did this  ,really gives me a big lift  ;D :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/28/13
Post by: Elias on July 09, 2013, 10:42:17 AM
So summer is here, and that means that I get to make all the customs until school is back in session.  Dad is hard at work on his own projects and while he is keeping himself busy, I am making a couple of cool figures of my own.  My latest creation is a figure we wanted to add to my Mos Eisly cantina diorama for quite a long time now.    Dad had bought the head cast by I-am-Boba-Fett a ways back on ebay planning to use it, but I beat him to it.  When Dad saw that I wanted to use it, he said to give it a go. The great thing about this Star Wars character is that you never see him from his chest down so customizers can get as imaginative as they would like with Melas south of there. I have seen a million different custom versions of his lower half, so I felt pretty comfortable winging it.  I figured since Melas was wealthy, he was most likely well fed and kept him looking plump.  

To make Melas, I used a cast head that was created by Star Wars customizer, I-AM-BOBA-FETT with a POTF Ketwol body.  I switched the lower arms out for Obi Wan Kenobi forearms and used Embo's hands to complete him.  Then I just painted him to look like he did on screen.  



"MELAS"
created by Elias


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--PmyKf4Teh8/UdwxWM2k_II/AAAAAAAAM38/csv9WBkjIqA/s1600/IMGP6688.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y-4ZOifc7hg/UdwxcX_hvgI/AAAAAAAAM54/yRhOSRdZ9uM/s640/IMGP6706.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LT81mADesDs/UdwxZGYVCTI/AAAAAAAAM48/L1gWjABxyf8/s640/IMGP6696.JPG)



Here's a link to the post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/melas-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/melas-created-by-elias.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/09/13
Post by: hangarbay94 on July 09, 2013, 02:34:32 PM
Elias, alien figures are my favorite, that would certainly take pride of place on my shelf! great work buddy!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/09/13
Post by: darthdaddy on July 10, 2013, 10:14:09 AM
Looks even better than I hoped my version would look.  So glad you were the one that made him instead :) See I told you that you would be able to drybrushing.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/09/13
Post by: The Willoughbian on July 10, 2013, 01:20:23 PM
Looks even better than I hoped my version would look.  So glad you were the one that made him instead :) See I told you that you would be able to do drybrushing.

Yeah, the kids skills with the brush are to be reckoned with. It's pretty impressive the rate at which he is improving.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/09/13
Post by: Tamer on July 10, 2013, 05:24:33 PM
My internet was down all day, but I wanted to get in here and pop this one on the front page. Very nice Elias.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/09/13
Post by: Elias on July 23, 2013, 12:44:44 PM
Wow thanks guys :D

This figure was a team effort. I did the build using a recipe given to me by Star Wars customizer Peakob1. I used a Pons Limbic (Brainiac) torso, legs, and upper arms with the forearms of a Vintage Qinlan Vos, and the head of A POTF Cantina band mail awy action figure we had in our fodder. Dad cleaned up all the joints for painting and hard sculpted the torso with a Dremel. Then it was my turn again and I primed the entire figure with black paint. After the figure dried, I drybrushed the entire figure. To finish the figure, Dad painted washed on the head and painted a gloss sealer on the eyes. I'm trying my best to fill out my Cantina diorama.


Lirin Car'n
created by Darth Daddy & Elias
aka Customs for the Kid


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ItxCUh8pq6g/Ue6pIfQKFxI/AAAAAAAAM-M/i3d3Ix_aVIk/s640/IMGP6759.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YleMqr9xrF0/Ue6pGpK6LrI/AAAAAAAAM9g/3WJ3D9jQ7uQ/s640/IMGP6745.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7xN2alkhL4Y/Ue6pK31uTsI/AAAAAAAAM_E/DHr6VvhiVlw/s640/IMGP6766.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pejhh8GXtZk/Ue6pJOdFgCI/AAAAAAAAM-c/_TYE8lc7uJk/s640/IMGP6761.JPG)

Here's the full link:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/lirin-carn-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/lirin-carn-created-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/23/13
Post by: Tamer on July 24, 2013, 05:12:22 AM
Wow, just an awesome Bith. I envy you two sometimes. Every now and then I try to get my daughter into this and she rolls her eyes about Daddy and Star Wars. You two are just doing awesome work and seeing you two work together brings a smile to this old face. Truly customizing is about who you are sharing it with and you two are fine exemplars of that. Look for this on our front page soon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/23/13
Post by: JediMerc on July 24, 2013, 06:13:03 AM
Great addition to the cantina, Elias! 

I was curious about you opinion on something: do you think you get better results by priming your figures in black first before dry brushing them?  Or do you think your results are similar if you don't apply a primer coat of paint first?

Keep up the excellent work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/23/13
Post by: Elias on July 24, 2013, 07:36:59 AM
Great addition to the cantina, Elias! 

I was curious about you opinion on something: do you think you get better results by priming your figures in black first before dry brushing them?  Or do you think your results are similar if you don't apply a primer coat of paint first?

Keep up the excellent work!

Priming the figure completely in black is the only way to go.  I've seen a huge improvement in the quality of my paint applications since I started doing this.  It's the black undercoat that provides the illusion of depth once the color is drybrushed in.  Definitely take the time to prime the figure in black first.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/23/13
Post by: darthdaddy on July 28, 2013, 04:21:28 PM

"Chachi De Maal aka Baniss Keeg"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XqnQUGrjjKw/UfWIu7c2xPI/AAAAAAAANDE/rKOyX81DM5I/s640/IMGP6796.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jqmiVpL9bGw/UfWI_Cijv2I/AAAAAAAANFg/CfjxcIEIwzk/s640/IMGP6818.JPG)
That's three Cantina figures in a row.  We'd love to see Hasbro release a Vintage 3-pack of these guys.



Check out the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/chachi-de-maal-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/07/chachi-de-maal-created-by-darth-daddy.html)




Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on July 29, 2013, 05:16:07 AM
Man I love your Melas! Very nice job on him! Also loving Llrin! Great job on the "hard sculpting", I love that term and plan to start using it! Banis Keeg is another masterpiece! Both of you are boing some great work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2013, 11:14:02 AM
Had to get this featured on the pages. I love seeing new SW Aliens. Keep em coming!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: STJuggernaut on July 29, 2013, 12:41:24 PM
niiice. I always like this type of alien because it reminds me of the famous grey alien of pop culture and American underground bases in real life!

fantastic work.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: wraithnine on July 29, 2013, 11:52:28 PM
congrats guys you frontpaged on Yakface!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on July 30, 2013, 12:29:19 AM
As as always you 2 make aliens that are out of this world
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: JediMerc on July 30, 2013, 04:15:11 AM
Looking very nice!  Good to see your work on these 3 aliens focused on over at Yakface's front page too!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: Mandalore_1992 on July 30, 2013, 06:30:27 PM
Looks amanzig great customs of the cantina aliens,
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: Rogue Jedi on August 01, 2013, 03:55:12 AM
I've really been digging these cantina patron customs you've been cranking out. What have you been using as a resource to get their looks right?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 01, 2013, 04:43:43 AM
I've really been digging these cantina patron customs you've been cranking out. What have you been using as a resource to get their looks right?

Most of them have only been filmed from the shoulders up in A New Hope.  Really south of there is a free for all.  Open to artist interpretation.  I did get the recipes for Lirin Car'n and Chachi De Maal from customizer Peakob1.  Melas, Elias did on the fly.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xHe1AEQRifU/UfboMsULJXI/AAAAAAAANHM/eMEcuPHuBhg/s1600/IMGP6800.JPG)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/28/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 14, 2013, 07:29:49 PM
A week or two ago on Facebook, I saw the coolest Chewbacca action figure ever.  It was a custom Chewbacca figure created by Colins Customs.  Colin had used a Bust Up Chewbacca with Hasbro's Vintage Chewbacca action figure to create one of the best representations of the character I've seen yet.  Especially, Chewbacca with the slicked back hair look from A New Hope.

We're not surprised that Colin came up with such a cool custom as this Chewbacca, Colins Customs' probably the most prolific Star Wars custom action figure artist out there today.  His collection is incredible, including almost every Star Wars character you can think of.  Colin's created them all.  

While on vacation, I made a version of Colin's Chewbacca for Elias' collection.  Thanks Colin for one awesome idea for a Star Wars custom action figure.


Chewbacca
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aTE4cxLETnQ/Ugq5wGZXqUI/AAAAAAAAAGk/BmT_s1Rq32o/s1600/IMGP6877.JPG)

Click the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-bust-up-vintage-chewbacca-custom.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-bust-up-vintage-chewbacca-custom.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: Tamer on August 15, 2013, 03:18:46 AM
I sure do like Colin's work too. I don't know why that guy doesn't post here! I am sure he will love seeing this. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: CloneSniper78 on August 16, 2013, 08:40:07 AM
He definitely looks better. How well does the head move around?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: jangorick on August 16, 2013, 04:11:24 PM
I agree When I saw that Chewie I thought I was missing a release. Loved it so much went on line and bought one just so I could copy it. It looks amazing.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 16, 2013, 04:19:27 PM
I love it too! The coolest thing is I got to see this in the fodder box at my house! Thanks for stopping by guys it was great meeting you in person after talking for so long. Also great trading with you, it is always fun running through new fodder bins huh? You guys are welcome at Sprywalker Ranch anytime!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 17, 2013, 05:32:24 AM
He definitely looks better. How well does the head move around?

The head doesn't move around that well.  I guess that's the trade off for having the better head sculpt.  I did remove some of the restrictive areas to provide some movement.  I debated taking off everything below the chin and resculpting it all in green stuff so he would have no restictions at all, but I went for the quick fix so I could still get a custom posted on the blog this week.  It was nice that I was able to keep the Cantina theme going since Chewbacca has the New Hope hairstyle.  I would have invested more time on this figure but I had just gotten home from vacation and I had to spend any free time I had left unpacking and preparing to return to work.  I would guarantee that anyone who is willing to go that extra mile is sure to have one awesome Chhewbacca figure when all is said and done.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 17, 2013, 06:15:01 AM
I sure do like Colin's work too. I don't know why that guy doesn't post here! I am sure he will love seeing this. Off to share.

Colin doesn't have a computer.  He just uploads whatever pics he takes of his figures from his phone to Facebook. 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 17, 2013, 06:25:54 AM
I love it too! The coolest thing is I got to see this in the fodder box at my house! Thanks for stopping by guys it was great meeting you in person after talking for so long. Also great trading with you, it is always fun running through new fodder bins huh? You guys are welcome at Sprywalker Ranch anytime!

Thanks L.E.! We had a blast at your house.  We'll definitely make the effort to stop through whenever we are in NC.  The fodder trade was awesome!  What I really enjoyed the most was seeing all your art in person and getting to hold them in my own two hands.  Not even museums have that kind of accessability.

I really appreciated that you helped me figure out the proper mix ratios so I could start molding and casting some of my original pieces.  Your help molding my generic Weequay pirate head was priceless.  A head that took me a few hours to make now can be made every 5 minutes. I already put your lessons to work.  

I APOLOGIZE EVERYONE FOR THE BLURRY PICS, THE PHONE ON MY CAMERA DOESN'T HAVE A GOOD MACRO FEATURE. (I'LL TRY AND POST BETTER PICS SOON.  HOPEFULLY A POST WITH A FEW FINISHED PIRATES)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/BrianFulton/IMG-20130807-00155_zpsef2ff2b4.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/BrianFulton/IMG-20130809-00158_zps4e4e9835.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/BrianFulton/IMG-20130813-00164_zps8489f682.jpg)

Hopefully these guys come out as good as the original:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jGSh5amCP6M/T714td2c_oI/AAAAAAAAEq8/IvCXb4IvnMU/s1600/IMGP48943.jpg)

Because of the help you provided, I now have ten pirates ready to be made into unique figures for Hondo's pirate gang.  I'm going to mold and cast some braids to help me accessorize these guys a bit on my next day off.

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: Rogue Jedi on August 17, 2013, 06:40:16 AM
Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished products!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: Tamer on August 17, 2013, 06:53:11 AM
Those look like they are going to work out nicely Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/14/13
Post by: darthdaddy on August 17, 2013, 01:08:21 PM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/17/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on August 17, 2013, 06:11:17 PM
As I said it was my pleasure and I love the pic of all those pirates.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/17/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 22, 2013, 12:44:41 PM

I apologize to everyone for not sticking to making an action figure a week as of late, but after doing so for the last 3 years, Daddy needs a break.  That said I am still hard at work making customs.  I just haven't had any close to completion lately.  That is until today.  I actually only started her last night at Elias' request, but I was able to finish her up rather quickly.

"Diva Shaliqua"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6cyNBTTyfYc/Uj81L45QctI/AAAAAAAANUA/0nqCafVVMX4/s640/IMGP7025.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OGnaLdj4qt0/Uj81OCDS8_I/AAAAAAAANUQ/wNzi98X2gZY/s640/IMGP7026.JPG)

Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/09/diva-shaliqua-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/09/diva-shaliqua-created-by-darth-daddy.html)


P.S. - I just finished the sculpt and paintwork on my General Pong Krell and shipped it out to customizer Hyperdrive for his soft goods.  Check back soon to see one cool collaboration.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UMrjbWAEXq4/UjsYv_u139I/AAAAAAAANSA/WYyaEKKFHMQ/s640/IMGP7009.JPG)
Work In Progress

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8F9_r3Fe1F0/UjsYyDlAppI/AAAAAAAANSY/n9SHnZguiu4/s640/IMGP7011.JPG)
Work In Progress

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8c1g282vMq4/UhtqOEV1dNI/AAAAAAAANNU/1DJ2gDwbAoE/s320/IMGP6967.JPG)
Cast of Krell's lightsabers

Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/dads-prepping-new-project-general-krell.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/dads-prepping-new-project-general-krell.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: Mando Assasin on September 22, 2013, 01:33:48 PM
Lookin cool
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: wraithnine on September 22, 2013, 10:02:50 PM
Brian ,i could do with a couple of pirate heads mate ;)  and those figures are stellar! and Krell is off the chain!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: Tamer on September 23, 2013, 02:57:39 AM
I posted about this Krell on Facebook. He looks awesome Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: SITHHAPPENS on September 23, 2013, 08:53:41 AM
good god almighty he is awesome i want one i want one amazing job brian
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on September 23, 2013, 11:57:37 AM
That Diva Shaliqua is Awesome! Nice job on the Pong Krell too. I made one too a good while back. The one I made can be seen in my thread here if you'd like to check it out. How tall is your custom Pong Krell? Can you post a pic with him next to a standard size star wars figure?
 Cool stuff!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: butterfingers on September 23, 2013, 02:47:08 PM
That pong krell looks awesome. Great work. Can't wait to see the finished product
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 23, 2013, 03:03:18 PM
That Diva Shaliqua is Awesome! Nice job on the Pong Krell too. I made one too a good while back. The one I made can be seen in my thread here if you'd like to check it out. How tall is your custom Pong Krell? Can you post a pic with him next to a standard size star wars figure?
 Cool stuff!

Hey Kevin,

I can snap a photo when I get him back.  He's the right size. Perfect height in comparison to a clone.  Right now he is with customizer Hyperdrive being outfitted with soft goods.  As soon as I get him back I will have him photographed with a bunch of 501st Clone Troopers created by customizer Wraithnine.

There were a few times I put Krell down because he was so much work.  After seeing you and Colins Customs post your Krell  action figures, it inspired me to pick him back up and keep working at him.  I wanted a Krell in our collection too.

Thanks everybody for all the nice feedback.  It makes all those hours I put into him worthwhile.


This figure collaboration was willed by The Force.  No lie.  True Story.  

During the creation of this figure, I came to a point where I began to think about how I was going to make the clothes for Krell.  I was looking at what I had sculpted so far. I had started to fabricate soft plastic robe skeletons that I could later use with Green Stuff to make a flexible outer layer of clothing for the figure.  I was starting to think that maybe I should abandon my plan and just do soft goods for the rest of his clothing.  

Hyperdrive's soft good clothes popped into my head and I thought to myself, "I wish I could do soft good's like Hyperdrive."  

My immediate second thought was, "I wonder if I could get Hyperdrive to do the soft goods?"

Followed by, "How should I go about asking him?"

Here's the cool part of the story.  In less than a minute after I had that thought, I got an email from Hyperdrive asking me if I could update the video of his work on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/star-wars-customs-i-wish-i-owned.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/star-wars-customs-i-wish-i-owned.html)).  I obliged and while I had his ear, I asked if he would collaborate with me on Krell.  The rest is history.

The next time you see this guy, he'll have more on than just his underwear.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iKZ_jkWsvxI/UjsYvrVjIGI/AAAAAAAANSE/X8vBr30mRb0/s1600/IMGP7007.JPG)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on September 23, 2013, 04:52:46 PM
Cool Brian. Can't wait to see your Pong Krell finished. I'm glad my custom Pong Krell could be part of an inspiration for you to dive back into finishing yours. Too bad hasbro can't give us an actual Pong Krell figure.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 26, 2013, 05:19:19 AM
Who knows? Maybe we'll get to see Krell in the Black series in a future wave.  I didn't want to take any chances though after we saw the end of the Clone Wars line. 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 26, 2013, 05:26:52 AM
Here's a quick custom modification that takes only a few minutes to make.   Parental Supervision Required. Take the torso of the Young Anakin Darth Vader from that Target 2 pack and swap it for the Vintage Darth Vader with the ball jointed hips and call it a day.  I boiled both figures in hot water and then when the plastic the figures are made of got soft enough I swapped the heads.  Figures will be hot and you can definitely burn yourself.  I advise letting the excess water completely drain off the soft goods before attempting to touch the figure even with your oven mitts on.  

I like this project because it takes only a few minutes to create.  I need to grab one more of the Vintage Vaders so I can do an Episode VI removable helmet Vader with ball jointed hips and the Sebastian Shaw likeness.



VINTAGE ARTICULATED
EPISODE III DARTH VADER
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sCJS6YmV4OM/Uko_XZIt9HI/AAAAAAAAAUs/AITi2MSG5mY/s640/IMGP7081.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qsNMu5t7DLU/Uko_WTLI6jI/AAAAAAAAAUg/O0Ni02DwWEg/s640/IMGP7079.JPG)
Vader with the Hayden Christensen head sculpt.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S76mDFjkUTs/Uko_Pb31y8I/AAAAAAAAATg/Pz_x_AtRIbQ/s640/IMGP7073.JPG)


Here the link to the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/09/vintage-articulated-episode-iii-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/09/vintage-articulated-episode-iii-darth.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/26/13
Post by: Tamer on September 27, 2013, 03:11:23 AM
Wow, great tutorial here Brian. I have to go share this. Seems like a no-brainer.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthcrassus on September 27, 2013, 07:34:02 AM
Maybe this is a dumb question, but what is better about that Target exclusive head?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 27, 2013, 02:38:00 PM
Maybe this is a dumb question, but what is better about that Target exclusive head?

It isn't about the head.  It's to give the Episode III figure better articulation in the hips.  I did it to give Vader better poseability when we play out Order66.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/22/13
Post by: darthdaddy on September 28, 2013, 07:15:53 PM
Maybe this is a dumb question, but what is better about that Target exclusive head?

It's the only one with the Hayden Christensen likeness.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/26/13
Post by: darthdaddy on October 01, 2013, 05:57:33 AM
This is a figure update.  The first time I finished him I wasn't really happy with the results.  Yesterday, I spent a few more hours on him and while I'm not 100 % thrilled, I think it is a definitely an improvement compared to my first attempt.  

Chalmun was the Wookiee proprietor of the most popular spacer's bar in Mos Eisley, Tatooine, the eponymous Chalmun's cantina.

"CHALMUN THE WOOKIEE"
created by DARTH DADDY


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CHECK OUT THE BLOG POST FOR THE RECIPE AND MORE PHOTOS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/07/chalmun-wookiee.html?spref=fb (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/07/chalmun-wookiee.html?spref=fb)
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 01, 2013, 09:56:34 AM
That Vader is awesome. I would like to see a Youtube video of how to do that custom. Not that I need it, but I would like to see it.
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Post by: Tamer on October 02, 2013, 03:02:05 AM
Chalmun looks good, on the front page.
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Post by: XTS_Operative on October 02, 2013, 05:26:45 AM
LOVE Chalmun! What a cool custom!
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Post by: flaccideagle on October 02, 2013, 06:20:28 PM
Great stuff as always!  You're the best!!!
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Post by: Sjefke on October 03, 2013, 08:03:22 PM
I'd never thought to do Chalmun.
I need more Wookiee fodder  ;)
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 04, 2013, 07:38:06 PM
Just reworked another old custom that needed improving. I rushed my Guri custom action figure the first time around in an attempt to finish it before the CVI Custom Action Figure Panel. It was my first attempt at working with Green Stuff, but unfortunately I was working with a bad batch and tiny plastic rectangles were littered throughout my sculpt. I attempted to sand them out the best I could, but I never liked the results. I wasn't aware that the plastic rectangles weren't the norm until I was talking on the phone one afternoon with Star Wars custom action figure artist, Stronox. Once I picked up a new package of Green Stuff, I had the opportunity to see how the product was supposed to work and I gave Guri another go. Here are my latest results.

"GURI"
created by Darth Daddy


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Here's the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/guri-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/08/guri-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Tamer on October 06, 2013, 05:39:58 AM
Wow, brings me back to that favorite novel I have. Looks good Brian.

Off to share, about time I gave your blog another shout out too.
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Post by: JediMerc on October 06, 2013, 07:26:31 AM
Great figure and a nice update!  The original wasn't bad at all, but we all know how those small details we see can annoy the heck out of us. 

Really like the Chalmun figure you put together earlier in the thread...good choice on the older Chewie head sculpt; I feel it gives the type of look I imagine of Chalmun.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 08, 2013, 03:03:19 PM
Thanks so much guys!

A few weeks ago I saw an awesome Star Wars custom action figure of a Sandtrooper in a Tusken Raider Disguise made by TD 5491 Phenix Customs.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted one.   Ben Kenobi had a sneaky suspicion that these were the guys who took out Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru so I knew it would be fun to add to the collection.

To make it, I used a Vintage Sandtrooper and a Vintage Tusken Raider.  I cut off the neck post of both figures and glued the Tusken Raider head to the Sandtrooper body.  I had to boil and pop the arms of the Tusken Raider action figure to get the bandoliers off and add them to the Sandtrooper torso.  I made sure I added the soft goods robe first though.

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Check out the blog for more info on this fun action figure:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/10/sandtrooper-in-tusken-raider-disguise.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/10/sandtrooper-in-tusken-raider-disguise.html)
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Post by: Tamer on October 09, 2013, 02:41:45 AM
Nice. Makes perfect sense to me.

Off to share.
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Post by: JediMerc on October 09, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
Amazing!  I love this mash-up...and some OT Tusken/Sandtrooper love to boot. 
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Post by: lucasclones on October 10, 2013, 12:15:49 PM
Great Custom and Story Brian. That totally makes sense that the ST disguised themselves as Tuskens!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 20, 2013, 10:42:22 AM
Thanks guys.  Here's something really special for you all.  Taken from the blog:

Ever since Dad watched the Umbaran Clone Wars arc that featured Jedi General Pong Krell, he knew that Krell was a character who needed to be created in action figure form.  A big kudos to LEGO for making it happen, and to Hasbro, who had slated this figure for release, we say, "Please get this figure out in your Black Series line in a future unannounced wave in 2014.  Hasbro, we know you have done an excellent job in the past giving Clone Wars figures a realistic look like you did with your Cad Bane that came with the speeder bike or the carded one with TODO-360.  Well it's time to work your magic again, and give Krell the treatment too."

Well Dad doesn't want to leave things to chance, and he took it upon himself to make sure Krell was created in the traditional 1:18 scale. Not sure if any of you have seen the Mortal Kombat "Goro's Lair" action figure 2-pack recently, but Dad thought the Goro action figure makes a great skeleton to sculpt onto if someone were going to create a Pong Krell. Especially, if they combined the Goro figure with the head, hands, and feet of a Dexter Jettster.  Now Dad did have to modify both figures pretty heavily with a Dremel first before it would become that skeleton, but once he finished with his power tools, Dad had a great base to add his Aves Fixit Sculpt and Green Stuff to.  A base that would help him create this 100% sculpted figure.

I think Dad used every trick he has learned in his last few years as a customizer when he created this action figure, as well as, a few new ones.  Dad maintained the original articulation of the figure, but added magnetic articulation at the waist to give Krell some real flexibility.  It was Dad's first real experiment with magnets, and although it worked in some places better than others, overall Dad said he'd still call this figure a success.  While the figure has no slippage and holds tight and very solidly at Krell's waist, Dad said he would have skipped using a magnet there if he were to do the figure all over again.  Krell was given ball joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.  He also has swivel hands and ankles.  Dad's really glad that Krell's hands can fold behind his back since the character stood in the position so much.

To create Krell's lightsabers, Dad sculpted them by hand.  Once he got to the point where he had to create the unlit hilts for Krell, Dad only sculpted one half of a hilt, created a mold from his sculpt and casted the other three hilts to speed along the process and make them all look more uniform.  It was Dad's first molding and casting project after getting an in house tutorial from Luke Sprywalker during his visit to Sprwalker Ranch.  A lesson that Dad said saved him hours of work and provided a better presentation in relation to his finished product.  After the lightsabers were painted, Dad sent magnets to Hyperdrive to insert into Krell's belt and the powered off lightsaber hilts to hold them in place when they weren't in use.

During the creation of this figure, Dad came to a point where he started to think about how he was going to make the clothes for Krell. He was looking at what he had sculpted so far.  Dad had started to fabricate soft plastic robe skeletons that he could later use to sculpt onto with Green Stuff to make a flexible outer layer of clothing for the figure.

Dad was starting to think that maybe he should abandon his current plan and just do soft goods for the rest of his clothing.

Immediately the amazing custom soft good creations of Star Wars customizer Hyperdrive popped into Dad's head and he thought to himself, "I wish I could do soft good's like Hyperdrive."

His immediate second thought was, "I wonder if I could get Hyperdrive to do the soft goods?"

Followed by, "How should I go about asking him?"

This figure collaboration was willed by The Force.  No lie.  True Story.

In less than a minute after Dad had that thought, he got an email from Hyperdrive asking Dad if he could update the video of his work on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page. Dad immediately obliged and while he had Hyperdrive's ear, Dad asked if he would collaborate with him on Krell. The rest is history.

When Dad was finished with all the sculpt and paintwork, Krell was shipped off to Hyperdrive who not only created the beautiful looking soft goods tunic that Krell is now sporting, but Hyperdrive also made one awesome diorama stand for Krell for when on display.

"Hello all. I just had the privilege of contributing to one of the coolest, most beautifully sculpted figures that I have ever worked upon. Darth's sculpt work on his General Pong Krell figure is top shelf, TOP SHELF! Having seen it in person, I can attest to his craftsmanship and skill. While the entire piece is nicely sculpted, I was blown away by the head sculpt and his feet. Also his paintwork was awesome. Pong Krell is en route back to Darth D as we speak. Looking forward to sharing the finished product with you all.  It was awesome to lend a hand with this figure. It's way more rewarding to collaborate with others, I highly recommend it. When the figure arrived at my door, I wanted to live up to DD's craftsmanship. We emailed constantly once it was on my bench, and after several alterations, arrived at this finished product."  - Hyperdrive

Hyperdrive created Krell's soft goods tunic, tabbards, and wraps with fabric that was hand dyed and then weathered. He also created the leather removable belt held on with a metal clasp located at the back and then inlaid magnets that were set inside for saber hilt connections.  He then fabricated a custom swamp display base with water effects.  And after all that was done, he fixed his busted sewing machine.

Well, I'm sure by now, all you want to do, is just look at the figure. So, we won't hold you up any longer, take a look, and let us know what you think about their creation.

"JEDI GENERAL PONG KRELL"
created by Darth Daddy

(KRELL's TUNIC and DIORAMA STAND created by HYPERDRIVE)


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There are a lot of extra images to this post so be sure to take a more in depth look over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/jedi-general-pong-krell-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/jedi-general-pong-krell-created-by.html)

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Post by: Rancor Scat on October 20, 2013, 05:24:37 PM
Amazing work as always! Thanks  showing us the way
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Post by: nickeltcd on October 20, 2013, 06:31:28 PM
Great job, your Krell is excellent.
I just love the Tusken Trooper, What soft good did you use?
The back story is great.
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 20, 2013, 09:51:44 PM
Krell is unbelievable. Hasbro should be ashamed of themselves. There are so many figures they didn't even attempt to make/ruin.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 21, 2013, 03:14:08 AM
Great job, your Krell is excellent.
I just love the Tusken Trooper, What soft good did you use?
The back story is great.

I just used the soft goods that came with the Tusken Raider from the Vintage 3 pack.  Thanks for the nice comments!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 21, 2013, 03:15:20 AM
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There are a lot of extra images to this post so be sure to take a more in depth look over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/jedi-general-pong-krell-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/jedi-general-pong-krell-created-by.html)




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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 21, 2013, 05:34:21 AM
Oh my, this is fantastic! You have really raised the bar with this beautiful work of art. I am blown away by how awesome this figure is! I officially nominate this as custom action figure of the year! Just had a thought, CAFN should do a Figure of the year show with what they feel was the best figure/figures created. The soft good by Hyperdrive really seals the deal and that custom base is great as well.
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Post by: SITHHAPPENS on October 21, 2013, 04:41:00 PM
holy s#*t i want one wow dd you have out done yourself
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Post by: Tamer on October 22, 2013, 02:40:58 AM
Brian you just made my top custom figures of all time list. Just awesome work here.

Off to share.
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Post by: hemble on October 22, 2013, 03:26:06 AM
I really like the Sandtrooper in Tusken Raider disguise, if you don't mind I'll have to do a 6" one of him. And WOW O WOW Krell is just brillant the details on him a just flawless.

Ron
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 25, 2013, 08:22:56 AM
Thanks everybody!  After spending years just cranking out figures a day at a time, it was nice to take things slow for a change.  Your comments make me feel like all that time invested in Krell really paid off.  It may change the way I make figures going forward.
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on October 27, 2013, 06:54:45 PM
Great Pong Krell figure!
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Post by: halnarthax87 on October 27, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
That Krell is most impressive. Your detailed sculpting as always is most accurate.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on October 28, 2013, 07:06:35 PM
Very cool  job on your custom Pong Krell ! 0/
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 30, 2013, 05:43:15 AM
Thank you!

This is just a quick figure that I made with some spare fodder to help fill out my Cantina diorama, nothing as eye catching as Krell.

"CANTINA SPACER"
created by Darth Daddy


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[size=150]Check out the post for more:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/10/cantina-spacer-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/10/cantina-spacer-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on October 30, 2013, 06:56:16 AM
Great looking and accurate Spacer from the Cantina! I love the gloves and boots you used to complete his look. I wonder if he would look even better without the neck ring so the helmet could sit a bit lower.
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on October 31, 2013, 07:29:54 AM
Great spacer from the cantina. I have wanted to make that figure myself.  Now I am going to have to try to find a Bossk and make that figure.
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 02, 2013, 06:06:05 AM
Thanks guys!  I think you're right L.E.  I'm going to lose the neck ring...

TAKEN FROM THE BLOG:

Last year Dad was asked by Mr. Black's Customs aka Incom to create a Chukha Trok and a Kaink from the Star Wars Caravan of Courage Ewok TV special that was on when Dad was a kid.   Dad was always a huge fan of Mr. Black's work and was honored by the offer and terrified at the same time.  Dad always considered his work as one of his key influences as he developed as a customizer himself.  Dad was very intimidated by the project because he had such little experience creating soft goods and he wasn't sure he would have what it took to complete the task.  Eventually Dad built up the courage (at least a year later) and just dove in head first.  

For a long time Dad struggled to find the right wood to use to make the accessories.  While on a visit to Sprywalker Ranch Dad sought the consultation of Star Wars customizer/landscaper Luke Sprywalker on what wood to use to create the Ewok customs.  With wood taken directly from Sprywalker Ranch, Dad fashioned the crystal staff of Kaink and the chest plate and axe handle of Cukha Trok.

We thought that since today was "unofficially" Ewok Day, that this would be the perfect time to unveil the custom Ewok pair.  Tomorrow they ship off to the Netherlands to join their owner in their new home.


"Chukha Trok"
created by Darth Daddy


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"KAINK"
created by Darth Daddy


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Click the link below to check out the Ewok post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/chukha-trok-kaink-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/chukha-trok-kaink-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 02, 2013, 06:46:38 AM
Now these two are simply perfect! Such nice work Brian, the soft goods look just right. I am so glad the branches I shared were usable as well. What a lucky guy Remco is!
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Post by: Tamer on November 02, 2013, 07:38:24 AM
Remco is gonna be happy. What great representations of those two characters too. I have to get my hands on some dvd copies of those two tv specials they did. Very cool Brian. Off to share.
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on November 02, 2013, 06:04:02 PM
I loved those movies. I wish they had taken the story further. It would be interesting to see a story that showed what happened after Cindel and Noa left Endor.
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 02, 2013, 08:47:24 PM
Ewoks are superb! The soft goods bring that realism to the figure.
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Post by: Mr. Black on November 03, 2013, 02:21:53 AM
I saw the pics on my phone, but seeing them on my PC makes those two look even more impressive. I love the amount of detail you've put in both of them, Brian. They both look spot on and I simply can't wait to have them in hand!
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 08, 2013, 04:47:48 PM
Thanks everyone! Those movies definitely bring back some fond memories.  From both my own childhood and now Elias' as well.  Remco, I hope they look even cooler in person.

Here's a new figure from Elias:



"Build A Droid C-3PO"
created by Elias


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Check the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/custom-build-droid-c-3po-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/custom-build-droid-c-3po-created-by.html)
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Post by: Tamer on November 09, 2013, 04:51:26 AM
Looks great Elias. I really enjoyed your take on TESB 3PO. Off to share.
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Post by: Mr. Black on November 09, 2013, 03:32:07 PM
I received my two Ewoks last Friday. I. Am. Blown. Away! I took some high def pics and posted them on G+ and Facebook. I can't thank you enough, Brian! I know we say this often, but this time it's more true than ever: Hasbro.... open your eyes!

These are hands down the best damn Ewoks I have ever seen.

Enjoy these pictures and be sure to check out the detailed shots of Kaink's staffs and Chukha Trok's gear!

Kaink and Chukha Trok by Darth Daddy (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112454058230104621876/photos/112454058230104621876/albums/5944384495926140513)
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Post by: hemble on November 09, 2013, 04:09:43 PM
Awesome looking C3-P0 mate.

Ron
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Post by: Sjefke on November 10, 2013, 03:20:00 PM
Love the 3PO and the furballs.
Were the Ewoks from a speific scene or are they your own concepts?  I can't place them.
What kind of soft goods did you use?
What technique and paint did you use as a base coat on C-3PO?  The weathering is great!
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Post by: Elias on November 12, 2013, 09:55:46 AM
Thanks Ron.  Thanks Sjefke. 

Those Ewoks are from a TV special my Dad grew up with as a kid called Caravan of Courage.  You can look them up on Wookieepedia.  My dad used some fake suede like material to make the soft goods.  I know he added gloss sealer to it to give a more leather look.  I even saw him use washes and also drybrush the fabric when the gloss sealer dried to weather it. 

For my C-3PO,  Dad told me to drybrush him with a black primer base coat first.  I then used Humbrol Acrylic Gold #16.  It was really clumpy when we first opened it.  We had to use a lot of Flow Improver to make it usable.  I dry brushed the paint onto a U-3PO B.A.D. action figure.  When I was done drybrushing, Dad had me add a wash with Citadel's Delvan Mud.  I used a gloss coat that I partially watered down to seal him. Oh yeah.  Originally when I painted him, some of my paint was too thick and uneven so Dad had me use a nail file to lightly sand his chest so my paint application would have a more smooth appearance.  I wasn't taking enough paint off on the paper towel.  The nail file saved the day.
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Post by: Mungo Baobab on November 12, 2013, 05:59:20 PM
Great 3-PO
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Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 14, 2013, 05:28:54 PM
Awesome looking C3-P0! I want to make one like this too!
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 30, 2013, 07:31:34 AM
Elias wanted to communicate his thanks to everyone who commented on his C-3PO.

Here are two figures that I just made for my 4 year old nephew.  He was watching Ewoks: The Battle for Endor about 3-4 times a day for weeks on end.  My sister wanted to kill me.

For his last birthday, we gave him the entire Star Wars video library complete with all the films, the Clone Wars TV episodes, and the old Ewok movies that were made for television when I was a little kid.

When we visited his house this summer, we brought him the new Wicket action figure from the Vintage collection and the Ewok Battle Pack that was exclusive to Toys R' Us.  While we were visiting for the week, my nephew saw us make custom action figures for the blog and was really impressed with our ability to make our own toys.  So much so, that he asked if we could make him a Noa and a Cindel for Christmas.  Before we left that week, I ordered a Teek action figure to be mailed to his house, and told him to keep an eye on the mailbox around Christmas time.  When we returned home, I started to acquire the fodder we needed to complete his request.  When I started to obtain the fodder, I bought double of everything so that I could make a set for our collection too.

Since time was limited, we only had the chance to make this first set for my nephew, but once the New Year rolls around, we'll most likely make the second set for the home collection as well.  This project was a lot of  fun because it was a real team effort between me and Elias.  To create the action figures, we modified an Anakin Skywalker from Episode I to create the Cindel Towani, and we used a Willrow Hood body and a Henry Jones head from the "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" toy line to make the Noa Briqualon action figure.  I worked on the head sculpts and the soft goods, while Elias worked on creating Noa's staff and painting the figures.  I really liked the way that they both came out and I can't wait to add these two characters to Elias' collection now that I know what needs to be done.  Elias' favorite part of this project was using the Dremel for the first time to sand a wooden chopstick into Noa's staff.  It was his first time working with the tool and he said it was a lot of fun to use.

I hope my nephew enjoys the new toys that we made for him and even more importantly that his dog doesn't eat them.  Let us know what you think.

[size=150]NOA BRIQUALON & CINDEL TOWANI
created by Customs for the Kid
[/size]

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[size=150]Click the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/cindel-towani-noa-briqualon-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/cindel-towani-noa-briqualon-created-by.html)[/size]



Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/30/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 30, 2013, 02:45:52 PM
Oh wow! These turned out great! Serious accuracy achieved with the sculpt work on these 2. I know your nephew is going to flip out when he opens these!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/30/13
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2013, 03:08:05 PM
I just finished watching the Ewoks - Caravan of courage and Ewoks - The Battle for Endor yesterday with my kids and they loved it. You did an awesome job on the figures and I love all the small details on them.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/30/13
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2013, 09:32:50 AM
I am gonna have to go buy those dvds and watch these two series again. Great stuff Brian. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/30/13
Post by: darthdaddy on December 04, 2013, 11:11:04 AM
Thanks guys!  Shawn those DVD's can be pretty expensive these days because they are out of print.  Let me know if you want a cheap solution.


Taken from the blog:

Recently JediStyle, one of Dad's all-time favorite customizers, sent him a message, and asked Dad if he could commission him to make a custom Star Wars action figure.   Since Dad was always such a huge fan of his work, Dad immediately asked if they could do a figure swap as payment.

Dad has long admired JediStyle's creative character creations, his ability to apply paint in such a way that the colors REALLY pop, and are expressed with such beautiful contrasts.  JediStyle has a great eye for color and he's one of the best painters in the Star Wars custom action figure community.

I don't have a Star Wars custom created by JediStyle in my collection, and I can't tell you how happy I am that I will soon.

For the figure swap they both agreed to create either a bounty hunter or a Jedi for each other and mail it when they were finished.

Dad didn't feel like he had any good Jedi fodder, at least not at the level to reach his standards.

Which meant that Dad would be making a bounty hunter.  As I saw Dad make this action figure, I kept trying to talk him into letting me have it.  I tried to talk him into just starting a completely new figure for JediStyle.  It didn't work.

At first Dad was going to try and create some crazy alien bounty hunter, but after seeing JediStyle's Mandalorian series, Dad noticed that there were no female Mandalorians on display.  That's when Dad decided that instead of doing an alien bounty hunter, he was going to create a female Mandalorian bounty hunter.

Dad also wanted to make this his first attempt at creating a steam punk action figure.  Dad used metallic paints and healthy amount of dark washes to add the steam punk touches.  The rocket pack contributed well to the look as well.  Dad wanted to keep the figure versatile by keeping the steam punk elements subtle and not too overt.  To do this he made the headpiece removable; held in place with magnets when being used. We had recently watched Tank Girl with Lori Petty and Dad said the shapes of the headgear were influenced by the imagery of the movie.  I love how Dad highlighted the femininity of the figure with the bright hot pink colored tones against the worn desert mud washed yellow.

I love female Star Wars action figures because they aren't produced as widely as the males. I know. Many would argue the the Star Wars action figure line has been the most generous toy line when it comes to creating toys featuring characters of both sexes.  I would agree, but toy customization really brings out possibilities that would never come into realization at the mass production level.  I definitely try to even things out in the street scenes of my play environments and to do that we have created a lot of female custom action figures in this house.  This figure ended being one of my favorites of Dad's.  I especially loved the sword with the Mandalorian symbol sculpted into the hilt.

As hard as she was to give up, it's cool to know that I have a JediStyle custom action figure coming my way.  Definitely worth it!  Look for the action figure that JediStyle created in December's Customizer Spotlight.


"FEMME MANDO"
created by Darth Daddy


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[size=150]There are a lot more pictures for this one so be sure to read the full post over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/femme-mando-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/femme-mando-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/30/13
Post by: Tamer on December 04, 2013, 04:07:15 PM
Thanks guys!  Shawn those DVD's can be pretty expensive these days because they are out of print.  Let me know if you want a cheap solution.

Sounds like a great deal to me, pm incoming.

I bet there will be one female Mando on our front page soon too. Looks great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/04/13
Post by: Sjefke on December 05, 2013, 08:06:37 PM
Excellent detail in the sword hilt.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/04/13
Post by: Clonehead on December 06, 2013, 06:00:17 AM
Wow! That turned out really cool.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/04/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 07, 2013, 07:38:20 AM
That is a very cool figure and great gift! I too love the sword and the emblem you sculpted.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/04/13
Post by: darthdaddy on December 21, 2013, 07:04:49 AM
Thanks everyone.  I'm really glad you could tell it was Steam Punk.


"This was a really quick custom action figure Dad made while I worked on a custom Tawss Khaa action figure.  We got two head casts in the mail that were created by Star Wars customizer I-AM-BOBA-FETT that we used with some Imperial officer action figures to create the Nimbanel Cantina aliens.  I'll probably post my Tawss Khaa very soon, but here is the Mosep Binneed Dad made.  I'm loving how much my Cantina diorama is growing this year.  I added seven Cantina aliens to my collection since summer started.  I may try to add a few more throughout 2014."

"MOSEP BINNEED"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/mosep-binneed-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/mosep-binneed-created-by-darth-daddy.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/21/13
Post by: Tamer on December 21, 2013, 08:06:34 AM
Good looking figure and I bet you see it on a certain front page real soon.

It might be time to take some new shots of that Cantina. It sounds great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/21/13
Post by: darthdaddy on December 30, 2013, 04:16:02 AM
Here is the newest one from my 10 year old, Elias.  His Tawss Khaa is better than my Mosep. 


Taken from the blog:

"While Dad was working on making me a Mosep Binneed action figure, I was hard at work making myself a Tawss Khaa.  Truth be told, I think I made the better of the two figures.  I just like my paint application more.  I also made my action figure with a head cast from Star Wars customizer I-AM-BOBA-FETT.   I made sure I got him done in time to enter him into Yakfinities #50 before the December 31st deadline."



"Tawss Khaa"
created by Elias


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We made a lot of Cantina customs in 2013.

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Check out the post for his new Tawss Khaa action figure:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/tawss-khaa-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/12/tawss-khaa-created-by-elias.html)




Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/13
Post by: Tamer on December 31, 2013, 07:40:24 AM
Looks pretty good to me. Nice group shot there too. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/13
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 31, 2013, 07:56:04 AM
Both figures look great! I am loving your Cantina Characters!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/13
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2013, 03:36:50 PM
Great group shot of the figures they look awesome.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/13
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 01, 2014, 07:37:49 PM
awesome work !!! you're cantina patrons are coming together nicely !!! keep up the great work
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/13
Post by: darthdaddy on January 03, 2014, 06:11:40 AM
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Thanks everyone.  We just put together a "year end video" documenting all the custom action figure art we did this year.  Hope you enjoy!

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/customs-for-kid-2013-recap-star-wars.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/customs-for-kid-2013-recap-star-wars.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/03/14
Post by: Tamer on January 03, 2014, 06:16:38 AM
That looks fun Brian. Look forward to seeing this video on our front page soon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/03/14
Post by: 73deathstar on January 03, 2014, 09:52:53 AM
Awesome!!!!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/08/13
Post by: 73deathstar on January 03, 2014, 10:06:32 AM
Elias wanted to communicate his thanks to everyone who commented on his C-3PO.

Here are two figures that I just made for my 4 year old nephew.  He was watching Ewoks: The Battle for Endor about 3-4 times a day for weeks on end.  My sister wanted to kill me.

For his last birthday, we gave him the entire Star Wars video library complete with all the films, the Clone Wars TV episodes, and the old Ewok movies that were made for television when I was a little kid.

When we visited his house this summer, we brought him the new Wicket action figure from the Vintage collection and the Ewok Battle Pack that was exclusive to Toys R' Us.  While we were visiting for the week, my nephew saw us make custom action figures for the blog and was really impressed with our ability to make our own toys.  So much so, that he asked if we could make him a Noa and a Cindel for Christmas.  Before we left that week, I ordered a Teek action figure to be mailed to his house, and told him to keep an eye on the mailbox around Christmas time.  When we returned home, I started to acquire the fodder we needed to complete his request.  When I started to obtain the fodder, I bought double of everything so that I could make a set for our collection too.

Since time was limited, we only had the chance to make this first set for my nephew, but once the New Year rolls around, we'll most likely make the second set for the home collection as well.  This project was a lot of  fun because it was a real team effort between me and Elias.  To create the action figures, we modified an Anakin Skywalker from Episode I to create the Cindel Towani, and we used a Willrow Hood body and a Henry Jones head from the "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" toy line to make the Noa Briqualon action figure.  I worked on the head sculpts and the soft goods, while Elias worked on creating Noa's staff and painting the figures.  I really liked the way that they both came out and I can't wait to add these two characters to Elias' collection now that I know what needs to be done.  Elias' favorite part of this project was using the Dremel for the first time to sand a wooden chopstick into Noa's staff.  It was his first time working with the tool and he said it was a lot of fun to use.

I hope my nephew enjoys the new toys that we made for him and even more importantly that his dog doesn't eat them.  Let us know what you think.

[size=150]NOA BRIQUALON & CINDEL TOWANI
created by Customs for the Kid
[/size]

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[size=150]Click the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/cindel-towani-noa-briqualon-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/11/cindel-towani-noa-briqualon-created-by.html)[/size]




Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/03/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 09, 2014, 07:25:22 AM
WOW! That is one awesome video!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/03/14
Post by: darthdaddy on January 16, 2014, 09:36:10 AM
Thanks L.E.!  I was a little disappointed at first, because we only made about half the number of customs than we had made the year before, but I really like what we made.  Hopefully this coming year will be more productive.

I have a lot of pirates that we're working on here at home.  Always adding to Hondo's gang, but these to are heading out to Wraithnine for his birthday.  I have a lot more intricate pirates coming your way soon.  Expect a few from Jay too,  i sent him some Clone Wars Weequay head casts like the one on Elias' figure.  He can accessorize them however he likes.

Generic Weequay Pirate - Hondo's Gang
created by Darth Daddy


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http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/imperial-shipyards-no-paint-kitbash.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/imperial-shipyards-no-paint-kitbash.html)

Here's Elias' latest.  He used one of my head casts to create a custom pirate of his own.

"CLONE WARS WEEQUAY PIRATE"
created by ELIAS


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Check the blog for how he created it:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/16/14
Post by: Tamer on January 17, 2014, 03:43:49 AM
I keep thinking what a gold mine Hasbro had here with this line. They got new collectors into the game and there are literally thousands of new action figures they could have created in this line. Like I said on the front page thinks to great customizers like you and Elias this line will live on the right way. Hasbro would have just switched em to 5 POA anyhow. Cause you know kids don't like articulation right! :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/16/14
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2014, 04:18:28 PM
DD & Elias keep up the amazing work guys.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/16/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 19, 2014, 07:06:46 PM
Awesome stuff, you just can't have enough pirates! I love them!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/16/14
Post by: Elias on January 20, 2014, 12:59:43 PM
Thanks guys!
 
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Dad already entered a figure the night the contest started.  He made a quick generic Clone Wars Weequay pirate for Hondo's gang to get things rolling.

This is my first entry.  I saw this picture of a Clone Trooper in Jedi disguise hunting the Force sensitive after Order 66 and wanted to add the Jedi Hunter to my collection.  I used a Clone Trooper head I had in fodder, cut off the neck and Dad drilled the head out so it would fit on a peg.  I used the head on a Vintage Obi-Wan Kenobi so the figure had maximum pose-ability.   He took me less than 10 minutes to make.


"CLONE TROOPER in JEDI DISGUISE"
created by ELIAS


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Check the blog for more info:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-trooper-in-jedi-disguise-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-trooper-in-jedi-disguise-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: Tamer on January 20, 2014, 02:12:36 PM
Nice figure from quite a few different perspectives. I like it a good bit. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: CloneCrazy on January 20, 2014, 02:17:49 PM
Great figure!!! Love that idea!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 20, 2014, 04:50:21 PM
Great looking figure for the contest Elias!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2014, 07:52:39 PM
Great work Elias.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: Wardog on January 20, 2014, 07:56:15 PM
GREAT WORK MATE and I love the idea too.

I've always wondered if some Clones thought "Hey, screw you and Order 66...I'm outta here" and just went into hiding.  This Clone in Jedi Disguise could easily be a Clone hiding out on Tatooine or Saleucami.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: Tamer on January 21, 2014, 03:46:34 AM
One of the EU novels I keep waiting to read is a novel about a few clones or even one that survived to old age. I know we have the Skirata Clan that was working on a cure. I wonder if any author will be allowed to take this one someday?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: Elias on January 21, 2014, 06:37:25 AM
GREAT WORK MATE and I love the idea too.

I've always wondered if some Clones thought "Hey, screw you and Order 66...I'm outta here" and just went into hiding.  This Clone in Jedi Disguise could easily be a Clone hiding out on Tatooine or Saleucami.


This clone put on the Jedi disguise to hunt Jedi during Order 66, although I heard some clones like Fives defected after Order 66.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on January 21, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
Great job! I was thinking of something similar last night..... just not a Jedi disguise.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/14
Post by: darthdaddy on January 23, 2014, 01:13:06 PM
Elias send his thanks to your favorable replies!

Parental Supervision Required.

Take the upper torso of the Episode VI Darth Vader with removable helmet and swap it with the Vintage Darth Vader with the ball jointed hips and call it a day.  I boiled both figures in hot water, and then when the plastic the figures are made of got soft enough, I swapped the torsos.  Figures will be hot and you can definitely burn yourself.  I advise letting the excess water completely drain off the soft goods before attempting to touch the figure even with your oven mitts on. 

I like this project because it takes only a few minutes to create.  Nothing like a quick No Paint Kit Bash to get a super pose-able Vader with the Sebastian Shaw likeness.

"VINTAGE SUPER-ARTICULATED
EPISODE VI DARTH VADER"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/vintage-super-articulated-episode-vi.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/vintage-super-articulated-episode-vi.html)




Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/23/14
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2014, 11:11:39 PM
Now this is the way Darth Vader should have come awesome work DD,

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/23/14
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2014, 03:34:43 AM
Now this is the way Darth Vader should have come awesome work DD,

Yepper, this is definitely one I plan on copying.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/23/14
Post by: darthdaddy on January 27, 2014, 10:20:08 AM
So lately Dad has been trying his best to try and create as many Clone Wars characters from the remaining seasons into action figure form.  Dad says that everyone mourns loss differently, and I'm so glad that my Dad chose to cope with the loss in the way that he has.  There are so many characters that I wish made it to action figure form, and I know I'm not alone in thinking that.  Numerous collectors have echoed our sentiment calling for more Clone Wars action figures.  At home we have been hoping we'd see Hasbro release a few new action figures to commemorate the release of Clone Wars: The Lost Missions, but we aren't holding our breath.  The Clone Wars line has been dead for a few years now and although it was Hasbro's best selling Star Wars line, the chances of ever seeing a new Clone Wars action figure aren't very good.  This week a lot of Star Wars fan sites were stating that a Star Wars action figure subscription line would be a bad thing for collecting, but I can't help but think that a Clone Wars action figure subscription line might be our only chance of ever seeing this line continue in any way.  I know I'd buy more than one subscription if it ever happened.  Until then we only have a handful of customizers who can show us what could have been if the line continued.

With Hasbro always stating that Anakin and Obi-Wan action figures are their best selling figures, we could have easily seen Dad's latest action figure creation released if the Clone Wars action figure line had continued until the show had reached it's end.  Unfortunately the line was already canceled before this version of Obi-Wan ever made his debut in episodic form.  What a shame too, because I love the look of this figure.  I imagine this version of Obi-Wan Kenobi would have flown off the shelves.

The best part about this figure is that you get two characters for the price of one.  The way Dad made his figure, you get a Maul Mando and you get Obi-Wan in the Mando armor.  You can't beat that.  All Hasbro needed to do was use a slip on helmet or just include two heads.  I love that I can use the figure as two different characters. It's definitely the best part about this figure.



"Obi-Wan Kenobi in Maul Mando Armor"
created by Darth Daddy


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"MAUL MANDO"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check out the blog for the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-in-maul-mando.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/01/clone-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-in-maul-mando.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2014, 07:23:10 AM
Just a great creation Brian and once again I echo your sentiments about how they ended this line too early. I can't say I agree with you on the subscription service as you could essentially be paying for who knows what down the road and there is one thing Hasbro is always consistent with and that is change. They might start this out looking good, but I think inevitably the same things you are seeing with the Matty Collection Program would rear their heads and you would be locked into a program that may not even give you TCW Figures you want or be so full of bad repacks that you have to buy half a case of those just to get one new figure. The paths to the darkside for this are myriad it seems.

Still, this is not a debate about the subscription program, but about your great custom and as long as there are customizers out there like you, TCW will never be over. Thanks for sharing and off to the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 28, 2014, 04:03:41 PM
This is really well done !!  I personally didn't follow this line to much but if there was a figure that should have been made and had the best shot of being made imo it  should have been obi wan mando disguise !  well aside from general  krell  great job!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: Wardog on January 28, 2014, 05:35:03 PM
HOLY BANTHA POODO.....THAT OBI-WAN IS FREAKING TOP SHELF MAN  BRILLIANT.  WELL DONE.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: clone10 on January 28, 2014, 08:10:55 PM
Very nice paint apps man, really like the obi wan.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: Sjefke on January 29, 2014, 08:47:22 PM
I am so impressed with the work that you and your son do.  Beautiful paint job and kitbashing.   You hollowed out a CW Mando helmet too.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2014, 03:43:49 AM
I wasn't sure if the helmet was hollowed out or if the head is swapped? Cool creation whatever the case.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: darthdaddy on February 03, 2014, 08:01:45 AM
I am so impressed with the work that you and your son do.  Beautiful paint job and kitbashing.   You hollowed out a CW Mando helmet too.

I just used 2 different heads.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/14
Post by: darthdaddy on February 03, 2014, 08:04:40 AM
Cin Drallig was a legendary Human male Jedi Master of the Jedi Order who served as battlemaster and head of security at the Coruscant Jedi Temple during the waning days of the Galactic Republic. When the Clone Wars erupted between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Master Mierme Unill took up the rank of General in the newly formed Grand Army of the Republic. During the war, Unill was slain, and his Padawan Zett Jukassa was left orphaned, permanently assigned to the Coruscant Jedi Temple where Temple battlemaster Cin Drallig took over his training.  Cin Drallig met his doom at the hands of Darth Vader during Operation: Knightfall, when the Order 66 go-ahead was given.

This action figure was just a simple repaint of Hasbro's Joclad Danva that was released in the Target Geonosis 2-pack.  I figured that since I had Hasbro's Zett Jukassa action figure, I should create his Jedi Master to accompany him.



"CIN DRALLIG"
created by ELIAS


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Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/cin-drallig-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/cin-drallig-created-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/03/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on February 03, 2014, 07:28:53 PM
Nice looking Jedi! Also love that Obi-Wan in Mando armor, super well done!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/03/14
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2014, 04:07:41 AM
Truly Hasbro is starting to botch the paint work. They need to take some lessons from Elias. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/03/14
Post by: Elias on February 20, 2014, 04:35:09 AM
CLONE WARS WEEQUAY PIRATE with MASSIFF created by ELIAS

So recently my Dad made a baggie full of kitbashed Clone Wars Weequay Pirate action figures from his own headcasts, Shahan Alama  action figures, and Hondo Ohnaka action figure bodies.  The bag also has an assortment of pirate knives, goggles, blasters, and braids.  You just grab a body and accessorize it however you want.  Every kids dream really. This particular pirate sported the lower arms and braids of a Hondo Ohnaka, while the rest of the body was from the Shahan Alama except the head that was created by my Dad from a cast of his own sculpt.  I added a paint job to the action figure to make him my own unique creation.

My favorite part of this project was the Massiff.  I found him in the fodder, but he didn't have a harness.  I took a run to the nearest arts and craft store and picked up the lather strapping, chain, and silver links and fabricated my own harness.  I love the way that it came out!  Another cool addition to my Hondo Ohnaka gang!

I love making pirates!



CLONE WARS WEEQUAY PIRATE
with MASSIFF
created by Elias


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To learn more about this figure and see additional images check out my blog post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-with-massiff.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-with-massiff.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/20/14
Post by: hemble on February 21, 2014, 04:16:58 AM
DD & Elias,

I don't know how I missed these last lot of customs you guys have done but I have to say amazing work to both of you.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/20/14
Post by: Tamer on February 22, 2014, 05:42:18 AM
Elias, just another great update and I am off to the front page. It sure is nice to know this line will never truly go away as you and your dad will continue to give us quality customs like these.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/20/14
Post by: darthdaddy on February 23, 2014, 05:39:55 AM
I first saw this action figure on the Facebook page of Star Wars customizer Wraithnine.  It was his friend Jay Butterworth's Bo Katan custom, and the artist was selling the figure.  Jay Butterworth was new to customizing and he hadn't yet learned to tackle the issue of paint rub on the articulating joints.  He sold me the figure under the premise that I would fix the paint rub for him.  I used my Dremel to reduce the joints, added needed sculpting to the helmet and lower torso that was absent, created a head sculpt of Bo Katan without her helmet on, and added all the necessary paint applications.

Bo Katan is a character that really needed to be released in action figure form.  She was an immediate fan favorite from The Clone Wars TV series. Unfortunately, it appears that she won't be released any time soon, if at all, even though she has a huge fan following.  Especially among the fangirls.  Hopefully one day we'll see Bo Katan on pegs, but at this point in time, making your own is probably your only chance to have her in your Clone Wars action figure collection.

Now I didn't do the build on this figure, so you'll have to bare with me.  I will do my best to cover the recipe.  The lower legs are from the Clone Wars Death Watch Mandalorian Commando action figure, the thighs are from the Clone Wars Aurra Sing action figure but have been modified with my Dremel to remove some strapping, the torso was from an Isabet Reau action figure with sculpting on the lower part of her armor under the belt, also swapped out the belt to make it more screen accurate. Last, I sculpted the hair and headband onto a Clone Wars Asajj Ventress action figure for Bo Katan when her helmet is off.  I used Green Stuff to make the hair so it would be durable.  I wouldn't recommend Fixit for sculpting the hair.  It is too brittle for this task.  I'm not sure what helmet was used, but Jay did the sculpting around the eyes. I did the sculpting along the bottom of the helmet.

Hope this post inspires more versions of this character in action figure form.  This collaboration was loads of fun!


BO KATAN
created by Darth Daddy & Jay Butterworth


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Lots more pics over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/bo-katan-created-by-darth-daddy-jay.html?spref=fb (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/bo-katan-created-by-darth-daddy-jay.html?spref=fb)





Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: Tamer on February 23, 2014, 06:15:11 AM
Wow! This is just spot on with the character. Nice work Brian and to Jay and Jay! Off to share. Gonna be a shame to see them never make this figure. Wouldn't it be cool to see Hasbro do a blast from the past line and release about five to six characters a year from previous lines (like TCW) that didn't see the light of day? Think how releasing a quick line of TCW Characters around the new series release on March 7th would have sold?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: clonecommanderjay on February 23, 2014, 07:00:37 AM
You've  improved my custom so much Brian she looks awesome something I could of never done glad it's gone to a good home
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 23, 2014, 08:30:20 PM
Awesome job DD!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: Sjefke on February 23, 2014, 09:32:14 PM
Excellent sculpt work on the face.  How did you sculpt the helmet?
Green stuff / Kneadite is the best thing for sculpting hair IMO.
Bo Katan is so on my TCW do-do list.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: Jon Dough on February 23, 2014, 10:35:59 PM
Kudos to everyone involved in making this figure!
Excellent work!

JD
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: poke_wars on February 24, 2014, 05:30:40 PM
Awesome, your work is just amazing  0//
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: BugSkirt on February 25, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
This is definitely a custom I wished I owned.  The face is great.  The paints are nice.  I haven't seen many Bo Katan customs but this version is great.  Hasbro really missed a golden opportunity to make money on this character.  Bo is one of my favorite CW characters--probably in the top 5.  Definitely top 5 for deserving an action figure.  Thanks for posting it.   
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 25, 2014, 07:55:33 PM
Does that  helmet fit over her head or is it a separate "head".
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: darthdaddy on February 25, 2014, 08:24:12 PM
Excellent sculpt work on the face.  How did you sculpt the helmet?
Green stuff / Kneadite is the best thing for sculpting hair IMO.
Bo Katan is so on my TCW do-do list.

I did use Green stuff for her hair, but Fixit on the helmet :)

Does that  helmet fit over her head or is it a separate "head".

Thanks everyone for all the complimentary feedback.  It is two separate heads.  When I bought the figure, it only came with the helmet.  I made the unhelmeted headsculpt to complement it.  
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 06, 2014, 09:05:18 AM
This is such a great figure! That head sculpt and proper helmet is just stunning. Top shelf work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: kelcken on March 06, 2014, 09:45:43 PM
Saw this after I posted my updated Bo Katan, and wow. I love the paint job on this, and that head sculpt is just incredible. Looks great!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 07, 2014, 03:16:23 AM
Thanks guys!

Taken from the blog:

 To commemorate the release of "The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions" on Netflix, Dad wanted to do something special for all the fans that fought so hard for us to see these last remaining episodes of "The Clone Wars" TV series with our "Save the Clone Wars" campaign.  Dad thought it would be fun to make an action figure of the architect of the Clone Wars.  The master puppeteer himself, Chancellor Palpatine.  Unfortunately, this action figure was never made.  Probably because there were some serious fears of peg warming, but hardcore Clone Wars fans all wanted to add this figure to their collections.

To create the action figure, Dad committed a little Star Wars collector sacrilege.  He defaced one of the rarest and most sought after Clone Wars action figures ever made.....that's right, Darth Sidious.  For a few years now, Dad and Star Wars customizer, Peakob1, have been wondering just what was under that plastic hood of Darth Sidious, but both of them had no interest in taking a chance at ruining the rarest action figure in their Clone Wars collection.  Instead they just twisted the action figure at numerous different angles trying to see just how much of Palpatine's headsculpt was hidden under there.  

That was, until last week, when Dad was able to acquire a second Darth Sidious action figure.  He called Peakob1 on the phone, immediately took out his heat gun, pointed it at the head of the Darth Sidious action figure, waited for the glue holding the head to the hood to soften, and when it released, Dad found a near perfect headsculpt of Palpatine under the hood minus Palpatine's hair.

Dad knew that he wanted to make more than one version of Palpatine, but with just one head, he had to do some molding and casting to get the job done.   This is where things got dicey.  Using the head to make the mold was easy.  The hard part was having a neck post to use with the head with if he wanted that head on another body.   Out came the X-acto knife and off came the neck post.  Dad molded the head and the neck post, and fortunately all the casts came out extremely well.

Last, Dad sculpted the hair onto the Palpatine head casts with Aves Fixit, accounting for the variations in the hairstyles for Palpatine along the Clone Wars timeline.  Modified the arms on the ROTS Palpatine body with the red clothing, and finally painted the head casts to complete the figures.  

The best part is, now we have an unlimited supply of Clone Wars Palpatine heads.  Before anyone goes damaging any more Clone Wars Darth Sidious action figures trying to recreate what we've done here, send me a message at customsforthekid@gmail.com.  We have a mold for this head.

I even made one of my own version of Chancellor Palpatine after Dad finished.  Dad says mine has the best paint applications.  Even better than his,

Hope you all enjoy "The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions" if you're watching today!


"CLONE WARS
CHANCELLOR PALPATINE"
created by Darth Daddy


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"CLONE WARS
CHANCELLOR PALPATINE"
created by Elias


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Click the link for the full post:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: Tamer on March 07, 2014, 06:38:29 AM
Now that is a great way to celebrate the release of these new episodes. Looks great Brian. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: Sjefke on March 07, 2014, 07:57:55 AM
That is an amazing head sculpt!  

I know at least 2 guys who frequent JTA who would pay dearly for that head.
Will you be selling them?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 07, 2014, 02:10:15 PM
That is an amazing head sculpt!  

I know at least 2 guys who frequent JTA who would pay dearly for that head.
Will you be selling them?

Thanks! 

I made a mold of the head, but the head casts don't have hair.  I molded it without hair so I could do the two different hairstyles.  I wasn't planning on selling them aggressively.  If people message me I could make some on a case by case basis.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: wraithnine on March 08, 2014, 02:11:46 AM
2 more stupendous custom figures from the master.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: Mungo Baobab on March 08, 2014, 06:10:28 PM
Wish Hasbro had made a good version of Sidious. Excellent work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 12, 2014, 04:39:44 AM
Love these 2! Really awesome work on the head/hair sculpts. I need 2 please!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 12, 2014, 05:53:41 AM
I have been so far behind  , and have been meaning to comment on this awesome head sculpt . You knocked this out of the park   !  I really don't know what hasbro is doing over there but it seem to me that they should hire  your talent  !
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/07/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 15, 2014, 07:59:47 AM
Thanks everyone!!!

Here's a new one that would have been a great pack in accessory if they ever repacked the Clone Wars version of Embo. Too bad the Clone Wars line is dead.  Unlike Palpatine, I doubt this one would have pegwarmed.  People would have bought the figure twice to get Marrok in my humble opinion.

"MARROK - EMBO's ANOOBA"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check the link below for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/marrok-embos-anooba-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/marrok-embos-anooba-created-by-darth.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on March 16, 2014, 07:11:49 AM
I for one would have bought multiple packs of this. Great work. Would love to see more animals from the clone wars.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: Tamer on March 16, 2014, 07:23:42 AM
Wow that looks great Brian. Off to share.

Seeing all this great new TCW work sure does make me miss that line a bit more; even if I didn't collect much of it. Such cool characters.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on March 16, 2014, 04:13:54 PM
Great work on that custom Anooba! I thought it was really cool to see Embo again in one of the Clone Wars Lost Episodes.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: Sjefke on March 17, 2014, 07:30:27 PM
Beautiful sculpt work there!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 18, 2014, 10:27:05 AM
I for one would have bought multiple packs of this. Great work. Would love to see more animals from the clone wars.

Me too.
The figure looks fantastic.

My suggestion for your next clone wars creature: a 3 3/4 Zillo biest  ;)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: JediMerc on March 18, 2014, 06:47:23 PM
The CW Palps look terrific: your sculpting/casting skills have really become quite good.  I love seeing these CW incarnations.  That show will be missed!
Embo's anooba turned out nicely too.  Great pairing (and a set that I would have gladly purchased at retail)!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 20, 2014, 04:39:12 PM
Thanks so much everyone!  Making Marrok was a must for me :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/15/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 23, 2014, 06:02:19 AM
I recently made some modifications to my Clone Wars Numa action figure.  I'm still not 100% happy with her, but I feel like she's getting closer to what I want.  


"NUMA"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yajsd6HobDc/Uy35uLL3HFI/AAAAAAAAA2U/s4gUhuAXY2w/s400/IMGP8234.JPG)



Click the link below for more pics:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/05/numa.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/05/numa.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/23/14
Post by: Tamer on March 24, 2014, 02:44:31 AM
Nice, I miss Waxer and Boil. Good to see TCW lives on! Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/23/14
Post by: DocOutlands on March 24, 2014, 02:24:36 PM
Looks good!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/23/14
Post by: darthdaddy on March 31, 2014, 11:12:07 AM
Hey everybody,

Not sure how many of you watch The Wolfpack Podcast on YouTube.  I was introduced to the video podcast a few months ago by some of my fellow customizers who were extremely loyal watchers.  I hopped on board after one viewing.  They are very customizing friendly on there and yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down and talk The Clone Wars with them and I gave a lot of shout outs to a lot of you guys on here as we talked Star Wars for 6 hours during their Remember The Clone Wars tribute show.  I had a great time talking on there and am looking forward to the future Star Wars custom action figure show we have planned.

Here's the link to the video:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-wolfpack-podcast-57-remember-clone.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-wolfpack-podcast-57-remember-clone.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/23/14
Post by: Elias on April 06, 2014, 05:47:59 PM
Completing my first sculpted figure was a real milestone in my development as an artist. It made me feel like I was more a part of the customizing community now that I could participate in conversations about sculpting with some experience behind me. Prior to making this figure, I had only observed my dad sculpt action figures. Dad gave me this project feeling it would be a great introductory lesson on sculpting for me. Dad said that he first practiced his sculpting technique by creating hair on action figure heads before he attempted more advanced techniques.

To sculpt the hairstyle on the matured Yoda character model, I used Green Stuff. When my sculpt hardened and dried, a grey prime coat was applied to the sculpt and then black washes were used on the recesses while white paint was dry brushed to the raised areas of the sculpt.



THE CLONE WARS: THE LOST MISSIONS
"Yoda" Custom Action Figure
created by Elias


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5Aj-rkVT4ME/U0FoK65rzcI/AAAAAAAAOzA/YzjelngVLY0/s800/IMGP8361.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NP270PIv3vo/U0FqFcHyNII/AAAAAAAAOzk/kcx3y2XP--c/s800/IMGP8314.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s4Eivv7wXBI/U0Fn_hyFaoI/AAAAAAAAOw8/9ucwOZIZ1vU/s800/IMGP8293.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1rVb6z9PaE/U0FoIMjkvqI/AAAAAAAAOyk/orzZ6O6oeuk/s800/IMGP8322.JPG)

CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-clone-wars-lost-missions-yoda.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-clone-wars-lost-missions-yoda.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/06/14
Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2014, 03:00:19 AM
Very cool, looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/06/14
Post by: Mr. Black on April 07, 2014, 04:16:15 AM
Great work, Elias!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/06/14
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2014, 05:19:24 PM
DD & Elias,

Awesome work guys.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/06/14
Post by: darthdaddy on April 11, 2014, 09:28:27 AM
DD & Elias,

Awesome work guys.

Ron

Thanks Ron.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

After I finished making my two custom "Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine" figures, I found that I now had two "Clone Wars Darth Sidious" action figures in the house and I only needed one.  I had a collectible that was displayed on a shelf in Elias' room, and I also had one that I bought to create head casts of so I could create new figures. I recently bought the second one, so I didn't have to rip the hood off of the head of my collectible.  He's a super rare action figure and I didn't want to damage my only one, just so I could create a mold of what was underneath. Once I made a mold of the head underneath the hood, I was able to cast new heads for my customs and I was really thrilled with the results.  

It all worked out great, but unfortunately, now the resale value of the figure I used to make my customs wasn't as good as my collectible because I hacked the neck off of the figure right at the shoulders so I could mold it at the same time as the head to speed along my customizing process.  After the mold was made, I re-glued the neck back onto the figure, and reattached the hood and the head. Luckily, the cut in the neck wasn't visible, because the hood and soft goods hid all the damage I did to the figure.  

So now what to do with it?  

I knew I couldn't get the money I invested on the second one back now that I cut the neck off, and then glued it back on.  No one would pay a premium price for that. While the figure later did pay itself off through other means, I still had an extra figure I didn't need, and I had to decide what to do with it.  

I figured why not make a super-articulated version of Darth Sidious, giving the action figure both ball-jointed hips and knees.  Originally, Hasbro's version had only a swivel waist and his legs were just one solid piece of plastic with no articulation anywhere at all.  I decided to give the second figure more range of motion.  First, I cut the knees out of the legs and replaced them with two Revoltech joints we had in fodder. I then cut the legs off where they attached at the groin.  Afterwards, I created two ball sockets inside the groin with my Dremel and then made another recessed set of sockets at the top of the thigh to accommodate the the ball joints I stole from the elbows of the first Clone Wars Cad Bane action figure which proved Sidious the joints needed for his ball-jointed hips.  

I stole the hands of the second figure earlier to make one of my customs so I replaced them with two Palpatine hands that I found in the leftover parts I used to make my Clone Wars Palpatine figures.  

I will most likely give the figure new feet with ball-jointed ankles once I find something appropriate to use.

SUPER-ARTICULATED
"CLONE WARS DARTH SIDIOUS"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nM3IGVczIH4/U0fzBOejz1I/AAAAAAAABB4/y46AfAleMtM/s1000/IMGP8378.JPG)

Check the blog for more pics:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/super-articulated-clone-wars-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/super-articulated-clone-wars-darth.html)



Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/11/14
Post by: Tamer on April 12, 2014, 06:15:32 AM
Very interesting process Brian. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/11/14
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2014, 09:14:43 PM
I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the cartoony style Clone Wars figures but you did an amazing job giving this some execellent articulation.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/11/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on April 14, 2014, 04:53:33 AM
This is one of those figures I could never get my hands on in stores and Always wanted one. Not willing to pay eBay prices for it though. Your figure, has now trumped Hasbro's. I LOVE THIS.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/11/14
Post by: darthdaddy on April 15, 2014, 04:38:27 AM
This is one of those figures I could never get my hands on in stores and Always wanted one. Not willing to pay eBay prices for it though. Your figure, has now trumped Hasbro's. I LOVE THIS.

Thanks! Btw, your Sugi came out really well! Nice job!

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/15/14
Post by: darthdaddy on April 15, 2014, 04:40:56 AM
TAKEN FROM THE BLOG:
"This was a quick action figure Dad threw together to help promote Yakfinities #52: Jabba's Denezins.  Dad used the body of a Black Series Ceremonial Luke with the head and hands of the Ishi Tib action figure.  Dad just had to repaint the neck, jacket, and shirt to finish this guy off after he put some pins in the hand to articulate them.

Tiel left SoroSuub after being blackmailed and fell to crime, ending up in the employ of Jabba Desilijic Tiure. She continued her accounting profession there under Mosep Binneed alongside Tessek and Loje Nella. Like them, she came to despise her employer and sought to regain her freedom.

Tiel was present in Jabba's Palace, asleep on Jabba's dais, when Leia Organa disguised as Boushh, attempted to free Han Solo from carbonite. She later witnessed Luke Skywalker's encounter with the rancor and was aboard the Khetanna when the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon broke out.

We'll have another custom action figure from Jabba's next week so make sure you come back to see it!"



"Shasa Tiel"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ca_inH2Yb2s/U0vVSCIazDI/AAAAAAAAO3E/e_30xfzLE0k/s1600/IMGP8265.JPG)


CLICK THE LINK FOR THE FULL POST & MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/shasa-tiel-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/shasa-tiel-created-by-darth-daddy.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/15/14
Post by: Tamer on April 16, 2014, 02:56:19 AM
Looks good to me, back on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/15/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 17, 2014, 02:51:11 PM
 a really well done  Shasa Tiel ! i am curious about the paint color what did you use to get that color ?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/15/14
Post by: Elias on April 19, 2014, 06:36:14 AM
a really well done  Shasa Tiel ! i am curious about the paint color what did you use to get that color ?

I think Dad used Citadel Scorched Brown on the shirt and Formula P3's Bloodtracker Brown with some Citadel Desert Yellow to bring out the highlights in the jacket that unfortunately didn't show up on camera with the poor lighting conditions Dad had when he photographed him.  Dad took a picture of him in my Jabba the Hutt diorama without his usual lighting set-up.  Because the lighting was so bad, none of the detail on this figure is visible.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/15/14
Post by: Elias on April 19, 2014, 06:39:45 AM
Here' another addition to Jabba's Palace that Dad did this week.


"Yoxgit"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xXgoyp9kqZE/U1PbA8-jjCI/AAAAAAAAO4s/5_yJY9kS_68/s1600/IMGP8495.JPG)


Check the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/yoxgit-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/yoxgit-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/19/14
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on April 19, 2014, 07:44:24 AM
Very Cool!  He looks like an Ugnaught military person.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/19/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on April 19, 2014, 10:14:39 AM
Great looking figure. Was that head completely sculpted? Great looking figure.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/19/14
Post by: darthdaddy on April 19, 2014, 12:07:58 PM
Great looking figure. Was that head completely sculpted? Great looking figure.

No just from the ears back and all the hair.  I may redo the face at a later time.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/19/14
Post by: Tamer on April 20, 2014, 05:44:12 AM
Looks good, on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/19/14
Post by: Elias on April 21, 2014, 11:53:56 AM
Recently Dad was asked to do a commission of a Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine.  Dad currently doesn't take on any commissions, but Dad thought that maybe I was capable of making the figure if I decided I wanted to give it a try. At the time I backed out of the commission feeling way too intimidated, but I still wanted to see if it was something I could do.  

I used the body from the "Attack of the Clones" Palpatine with head and neck casts of the Clone Wars Darth Sidious without his hood on. Because Dad had molded the head, I didn't have to be afraid of ruining it if my sculpted hair didn't turn out well.  If I messed up, I could just make another.  

Cool thing is, I got it right on my first try and got this figure done in just 4 hours!

I'm so glad that I just jumped right back into sculpting. Completing a second sculpting project, less than a week from finishing my first sculpt, really solidified my confidence in myself as a sculptor after observing such successful results.

"CLONE WARS
CHANCELLOR PALPATINE"
created by Elias


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ErZl0x2zOzo/U1KLgjklJsI/AAAAAAAABJw/npYciHaYfr0/s600/IMGP8438.JPG)


Click the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/14
Post by: Elias on April 26, 2014, 04:17:08 AM

This action figure creation was a pretty easy to make.  I just grabbed a super articulated Greedo action figure and dressed it up with a repainted vest of a Vintage Hoth Leia that had it's collar modified to be a bit taller and thicker with the assistance of a little Green Stuff.  With Toryn Farr being released in Wave 5 of The Black Series this June, making a Beedo will be even easier with the use of her vest instead.  Just another quick an easy custom to diversify your Jabba diorama.

Beedo is one of two identical Rodians visible in the throne room of Jabba's palace. Beedo was a Rodian bounty hunter in the employ of Jabba the Hutt. He was a member of the Tetsu Clan and a cousin of Greedo.



"BEEDO"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tSLCcEYtMUw/U1uKsfUdHaI/AAAAAAAABOs/e_G7100yX6E/s1600/IMGP8484.JPG)



CLICK THE LINK FOR THE FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/beedo-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/beedo-created-by-darth-daddy.html)








Beedo in Return of the Jedi
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/26/14
Post by: Tamer on April 26, 2014, 12:08:48 PM
Nice, time for the front page. I agree about the Torryn too.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/26/14
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2014, 02:08:54 PM
DD & Elias you guys are just smashing these customs, your paint apps and sculpting work are just awesome well done guys.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/26/14
Post by: darthdaddy on May 16, 2014, 08:05:18 PM
DD & Elias you guys are just smashing these customs, your paint apps and sculpting work are just awesome well done guys.

Ron

Thanks Ron :D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/26/14
Post by: darthdaddy on May 16, 2014, 08:08:49 PM
This custom action figure was just a simple repaint of an ARC Trooper Blitz created by Hasbro.  I used the head of the Fives action figure that came in the Battle Pack with the Echo.  The neck peg hole in the Fives head was exactly the same size as the one for the ARC Trooper helmet so no modification was needed.  This is only the second clone custom that I've ever done.  Usually you'll find me making an action figure of some strange alien, but after watching Season 6 of The Clone Wars, I felt his character deserved an action figure standing alongside the rest of Elias' action figure collection  from The Clone Wars TV series.



CLONE WARS
ARC TROOPER "FIVES"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jq7Joo3ENyM/U3bHdKeRSJI/AAAAAAAABdY/pUhhFZTeGwg/s1600/IMGP8521.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ai3SkCvabKU/U3bHkGd24RI/AAAAAAAABeA/STjtTE1ku2U/s1600/IMGP8540.JPG)


Check out the blog post for more pictures:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/05/clone-wars-arc-trooper-fives-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/05/clone-wars-arc-trooper-fives-created-by.html)






Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2014, 09:16:24 PM
Five's looks execellent and the subtle weathering is perfect.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: darthdaddy on May 17, 2014, 03:37:33 AM
Five's looks execellent and the subtle weathering is perfect.

Ron

Thanks Ron.  Clones aren't an area where I have really excelled.  It's an area I've explored very little.  I made one for Lucasclones a few years ago and this is the only one I did since then.   You're feedback on my weathering was just what I needed to hear.  I was really trying to strike a good balance.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: Tamer on May 17, 2014, 04:50:36 AM
Good looking Trooper. While I was watching the season I don't know how many Clones I saw I thought would be no brainers for Hasbro to make. Fives was definitely one of em. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on May 19, 2014, 03:55:06 PM
Darthdaddy you are an inspiration. I've been trying to get my hands on an Arc Trooper to do this, hard to lock one down for a decent price. I really loved Domino squad, when Fives was finally put down it hurt. Great to see him in all his glory like Hasbro should have made him.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: JediMerc on May 19, 2014, 06:58:42 PM
A very nice upgrade.  Haven't caught the season 6 episodes yet---waiting until I'm home with the kids for summer break---but this gets me even more primed to catch those episodes. 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/16/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 01, 2014, 04:35:20 AM
An entry from my 10 year old.

Super-Articulated "8D8 aka Atedeeate" Action Figure
created by Elias


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h8I4PqGwbNA/U4sPOD5IoII/AAAAAAAAO_w/bOMw70-7wHU/s600/IMGP8563.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MVQ4CG8155w/U4sIul5ELgI/AAAAAAAAO-k/j54ooCZ4rZE/s600/IMGP8554.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y5LMHnnhYo/U4sIxoBzjuI/AAAAAAAAO-4/MEmOzCYzrlI/s600/IMGP8562.JPG)


Click the link below to see the full post about how it was done:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/super-articulated-8d8-aka-atedeeate.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/super-articulated-8d8-aka-atedeeate.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on June 01, 2014, 06:41:56 AM
Great job Elias. Really like this guy.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: Tamer on June 02, 2014, 02:26:34 AM
I like it. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: DarthSinister on June 02, 2014, 11:06:09 AM
Man! I've been wanting to do this one too. It looks perfect!

Which head is that, Vintage or Modern?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 03, 2014, 06:03:30 AM
Man! I've been wanting to do this one too. It looks perfect!

Which head is that, Vintage or Modern?

It's the modern :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: Sjefke on June 03, 2014, 07:23:00 AM
Man! I've been wanting to do this one too. It looks perfect!


I have to, but the prices of BG-J38 parts has stymied me.

Excellent job, Team Daddy.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/01/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 07, 2014, 09:37:11 AM
Thanks guys! Elias was really pleased with the warm reception to his latest offering.

I just threw this one together on the fly yesterday.  His clothing isn't exactly accurate to his portrayal in the Dark Times comics, but he changed his outfit a lot so I just went with a mix of armor and traditional Jedi robes.  Anyhow, here is my custom Verpine Jedi.  I may make him more screen accurate down the road, but for now he's worthy enough to be the blog post for the week. lol

"Beyghor Sahdett"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfX-TP27WPM/U5MqyA8LnSI/AAAAAAAAPCI/KcJeBCxJj4Q/s1000/IMGP8639.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-11QFlPYSeSE/U5MrEU6789I/AAAAAAAAPCw/LFfg0-gmU7s/s1600/IMGP8647.JPG)


Click the link for the build information and a LOT more pics of this figure:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/beyghor-sahdett-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/beyghor-sahdett-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/14
Post by: Jaeger45 on June 07, 2014, 04:12:50 PM
Very nice!  I'm honored to see you using the head. Really like 8D8 too--may have to scrounge through and see if I can come up with the parts for this one.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/14
Post by: Tamer on June 08, 2014, 07:24:23 AM
Very nice Brian. I like it a lot! Off to the front page. Man, so bummed Hasbro is not gonna give us any EU characters for awhile. I wonder what our chances of seeing one of these Jedi in the new movie will be?

And thank you very much for catching my Galactic Merchants boo boo. I owe you one!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/14
Post by: Sjefke on June 09, 2014, 06:34:21 AM

"BEEDO"
created by Darth Daddy


Beedo in Return of the Jedi


Darth Daddy
I picked up another Greedo a couple of months ago for the same purpose.
When are you getting around to entering yours in the Jabba's Entourage Challenge?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 11, 2014, 04:23:43 AM

"BEEDO"
created by Darth Daddy


Beedo in Return of the Jedi


Darth Daddy
I picked up another Greedo a couple of months ago for the same purpose.
When are you getting around to entering yours in the Jabba's Entourage Challenge?

Beedo's there.  I think he's on page 2 with Yoxit.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 11, 2014, 04:35:17 AM
I made a few adjustments to Ziro.  I made his headdress attach magnetically, and I also repainted his tattoos with phosphorescent paint so they glowed under the black light like his appearance in the theatrical release of the Clone Wars movie.

"ZIRO THE HUTT"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9obqoH0VMH8/U5Z7ziwa4nI/AAAAAAAABv4/Rxm3YPgSHRo/s1600/IMGP8649.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p_ppjdAa5dc/U5ZSmFoTdAI/AAAAAAAABsc/R6Q1d04e0X0/s1600/IMGP8725.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qPomjTU_8bM/U5ZSgZ4vDBI/AAAAAAAABrA/fegfkArSAas/s400/IMGP8663.JPG)


Check out the full post for several more pics of the changes made:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/07/ziro-hutt.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2011/07/ziro-hutt.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/11/14
Post by: Tamer on June 11, 2014, 11:52:53 AM
Brian, looks fantastic under that blacklight. Oh what a shame Hasbro isn't planning on doing this one anytime soon! Back to the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/11/14
Post by: Sjefke on June 11, 2014, 05:36:00 PM
BRILLIANT.   8)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/11/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 21, 2014, 12:27:37 PM
After seeing Tony's R5-P8 last week, he inspired me to tackle a project I had put off for a long time.  Because I invested so much time and money into building Elias' Hondo Ohnaka gang, I decided to take my old Vintage style R5-P8 and give him a Clone Wars astromech body to fit the pirate collection better.  I used the 2010 Clone Wars R4-P17 action figure as the base. 

I just cracked the R4-P17's head off with a screwdriver.  I then cut off the inner workings of one of my blue B.A.D. astromechs that we had several and glued it to the base of the Clone Wars astromech body.  This made the head interchangeable between the Vintage body that I already had, as well as for my new incarnation of R5-P8, who is definitely one of my favorite droids of all-time.   I only used a black wash and some cinnamon to weather him up.

CLONE WARS "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/clone-wars-r5-p8-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/clone-wars-r5-p8-created-by-darth-daddy.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/21/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on June 21, 2014, 09:47:18 PM
Great job, the weathering  is amazing. He looks like he's been on tatooine way too long.
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Post by: Barmic_Rin on June 23, 2014, 11:03:58 PM
He's amazing, great job on the weathering!
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Post by: darthdaddy on June 26, 2014, 01:29:33 PM
Thanks! :)
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Post by: wraithnine on June 26, 2014, 11:44:17 PM
great work Brian!  you did an awesome job!!
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Post by: TheMasterHurst on June 27, 2014, 05:52:19 AM
Nice job mate ! love the weathering
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Post by: Tamer on June 29, 2014, 07:28:37 AM
Great idea about using the interchangeable head. Off to share. Looks great Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/21/14
Post by: darthdaddy on June 30, 2014, 07:54:38 PM
Thanks :)  I got the week off.  Here's a new custom from Elias.  A Clone Wars version of Captain Typho.

CLONE WARS "CAPTAIN TYPHO"
by ELIAS


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Click the link to read the post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/clone-wars-captain-typho-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/06/clone-wars-captain-typho-by-elias.html)


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Post by: DarthSinister on June 30, 2014, 08:49:50 PM
Wow, nice job Elias!
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on June 30, 2014, 10:11:30 PM
Great job! Did you do some sculpting on him?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/30/14
Post by: Tamer on July 01, 2014, 11:41:09 AM
Great to see TCW living on. Nice work Elias. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/30/14
Post by: Elias on July 02, 2014, 04:16:30 AM
Great job! Did you do some sculpting on him?

None at all.  All that I had to do was sand the bottom of the ball joint at the back of his neck so the rounded edge didn't show beneath the hairline and stayed flush to make it look like an official Hasbro figure.  He took less than an hour to make.  The best part was it didn't loosen the head on the figure at all because it didn't need to be sanded up past the halfway point on the ball joint.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/30/14
Post by: customjedi on July 02, 2014, 08:29:47 AM
Typho looks great. Well done!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 03, 2014, 10:10:33 PM
As soon as I saw this pirate in "Revival", the premiere episode of the The Clone Wars fifth season, I knew I wanted to make him.  I can't really explain it, but he immediately became my favorite pirate in Hondo's pirate gang.  Especially after his appearance in the Jedi youngling arc later in the year.  There was something about his look that really caught my eye.  I felt like he was exactly what I needed to diversify the look of our custom Pirate Gang collection and I wanted to take on the challenge.

When I looked at all the Star Wars figures that had been released over the years, I realized that I couldn't really find a decent base figure to make it happen.  I settled on a Marvel action figure of "Thing" from the Fantastic Four.  I say settled, because I feel like this action figure is a little too tall to be screen accurate.  When I weighed my options for reducing his height, I decided that I risked compromising articulation and the integrity of the figure if I really made a fuss and I decided to leave the figure as is.  From there I completely sanded and resculpted an entirely new figure on top of what was present and made an entirely new action figure.  

I really love the way he came out and I couldn't be happier with the overall results.  I'm not really sure how many more pirates I will do in the future, now that this one is finished.  I guess only he future can tell.  Hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend and be safe out there!


CLONE WARS
"WEEQUAY CRAGGY TOOTH PIRATE A"
created by Darth Daddy


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Check the link for more pics, how it was done and some new pirate group shots:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-weequay-craggy-tooth-pirate.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-weequay-craggy-tooth-pirate.html)



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Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on July 04, 2014, 07:36:38 AM
Love the sculpting on this body. Awesome job as always.
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Post by: Tamer on July 04, 2014, 08:17:56 AM
I thought I recognized the Thing from first glance and it was just the perfect base for this one. Great work. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on July 04, 2014, 09:53:26 AM
Don't mess with that dude! Great job!
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Post by: Elias on July 13, 2014, 10:03:58 AM
This is an action figure that I created with two Shahan Alama action figures and some Clone Wars Quinlan Vos hands.  First I modified the boots with some green stuff.  Made them flap over at the top.  I repainted the arms, legs, and torso.  I also repainted the hat, cummerbund and the shoulder armor too.  I used a scrap of dried flat green stuff, cut it into shape, and glued it below the ears to modify the Shahan Alama figure so he wore a bandana.  I used the blue gloved forearm from two Shahan Alama figures to do his forearms.  I couldn't use the Shahan Alama hand because he only had one regular hand to work with.  The Clone Wars Quinlan Vos action figure supplied the perfect replacements.  I didn't want to see the extra heads go to waste and this was a great way to give them some use. When I saw him on the show and I saw I had the parts to do it, I figured it was meant to be.

CLONE WARS
"HONDO OHNAKA WEEQUAY PIRATE with BANDANA"
created by Elias


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Click the link below for MORE pirates!

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-hondo-ohnaka-bandana-weequay.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-hondo-ohnaka-bandana-weequay.html)



Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/13/14
Post by: DarthSinister on July 13, 2014, 02:09:23 PM
Great job Elias, you can never have enough Intergalactic Pirates!

By the way, I'd like to thank you and your Dad for the brilliant profile and video you created for me on your blog! A million thanks!
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Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on July 13, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
Great looking figure. Love the bandana, and the Quinlan Vos hands blend in seamlessly.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/13/14
Post by: Tamer on July 14, 2014, 06:52:17 AM
Very nice Brian. I gotta go share this one. Talk about a lot of work and steps on this one!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/13/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 14, 2014, 07:46:20 AM
Very nice Brian. I gotta go share this one. Talk about a lot of work and steps on this one!

This pirate was actually made by Elias.  I spent the weekend working on a new unnanounced work in progress that I just finished the sculpt work on.  Hopefully I will have the new figure painted up by the end of this week, or the beginning of next week, but Elias was the one who made the new pirate with the bandana for this week's post. Pretty cool that he has gotten so good that his work is being mistaken as my own.  Maybe I can finally retire from customizing action figures and Elias can do the blog on his own. 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/13/14
Post by: Tamer on July 15, 2014, 07:20:25 AM
I need to go correct that name on the story. Sorry Elias!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/13/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 22, 2014, 01:48:47 AM
Here is the custom action figure that I teased.

Clone Wars "99" Custom Action Figure
created by Darth Daddy


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Check the blog for many more pictures:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-99-custom-action-figure.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-99-custom-action-figure.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: Mr. Black on July 22, 2014, 04:17:33 AM
Had to get caught up with your excellent work, buddy. Love that Verpine Jedi and the heavy Weequay pirate. That's some tough looking fella! Also great work on articulating 8D8. Kinda funny, since it hardly moves in the movie :)

Clone '99' is pretty cool as well. He reminds me a lot of Ephialtes from '300'.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: Tamer on July 22, 2014, 06:39:42 AM
99 looks good on the front page.
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Post by: Mando Assasin on July 22, 2014, 10:02:26 AM
WOW. ant believe i have never seen anyone do this.
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Post by: CloneCrazy on July 22, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
Awesome job DD! One of the most underrated CW by far, glad you're giving him the love he deserves!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: CloneSniper78 on July 22, 2014, 11:10:52 AM
That is so awesome! Great job!
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Post by: Starchaser on July 22, 2014, 11:11:15 AM
DarthDaddy - I agree with you about 99, I thought his story added some humanity to The Clone Wars. Nice job on the sculpting, this must have been challenging. Great custom of a very special character.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on July 22, 2014, 12:40:32 PM
Nice work on 99! Great use of magnets too!
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Post by: Barmic_Rin on July 22, 2014, 01:20:16 PM
It's work like yours that gets people into customizing!! Great work!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on July 22, 2014, 01:54:52 PM
Simply incredible. 99 definitely did a lot to humanize and bring that sense of family to the clones. You've done him justice sir.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: koth on July 22, 2014, 02:16:04 PM
Totes Amazeballs! Loving this guy. When are you going into production?
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Post by: halnarthax87 on July 23, 2014, 11:18:40 AM
Aw, it's shorty! Sad little character he was. And yet he proved his worth in the end, to the point I wasn't sure whether to feel sad or happy for him since he just seemed so happy to do his part in battle. I can't imagine his figure would have sold a lot had they made one, so I'm glad to see some customs of him. Your recreation of him is just perfect.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 30, 2014, 06:18:08 AM
Thanks everyone.  I was really happy about this figure.  I think it's the first custom action figure that I've made that I have a sentimental attachment to, although I have no explanation for why.  I never had a figure come together so smoothly and so quickly (three 8 hour sessions).   He came out exactly as I had envisioned.  I wish all my 100 % sculpted figures came together so smoothly.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: butterfingers on July 30, 2014, 11:22:50 AM
Haven't been on the Yards in awhile, but I had some time to kill and just went through your entire thread. Your customizing skills are superb and you are an excellent sculptor. Wish I could sculpt like you, but really enjoyed looking through all your customs. Keep up the great work! Really glad to see you bring out Custom Clone Wars figures that weren't made by Hasbro. Awesome work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 30, 2014, 04:13:29 PM
Haven't been on the Yards in awhile, but I had some time to kill and just went through your entire thread. Your customizing skills are superb and you are an excellent sculptor. Wish I could sculpt like you, but really enjoyed looking through all your customs. Keep up the great work! Really glad to see you bring out Custom Clone Wars figures that weren't made by Hasbro. Awesome work!

Thanks Butterfingers!  I can't take credit for all the figures in this thread.  A fair amount of the figures were made by my 10 year old Elias.  He even did the head sculpts for Yoda and one of the Palpatine's. (the best one).  I'm actually a beginner at sculpting.  I only started when I began customizing action figures.  I just dove in head first.  Sanding what you sculpt to refine what you have is the key.  I didn't know that initially, my first sculpts could use a second go round.  I practice as often as I can.  Your compliments mean a lot!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: darthdaddy on July 30, 2014, 04:16:16 PM
Here's another one from my little guy.  He spent two days working on this one.  He only finished the torture rack so far.  He hasn't gotten to the droid itself yet.  After seeing Chewie's version, he wants me to find some wires to add to the figure.  He's vacationing in Mexico so I had to post it for him.

"JABBA's PALACE - DROID TORTURE RACK"
painted by Elias


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(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tb8yUyffHQs/U9VfNj9UpNI/AAAAAAAACZs/dyMnaMnS-fg/s800/IMGP9247.JPG)
He made the 8D8 droid too!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fSK_phdJ4iQ/U9Vi6Ag_4YI/AAAAAAAACbE/B_MrE3VmnvY/s800/IMGP8979.JPG)

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CHECK OUT THE LINK FOR THE FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/jabbas-palace-droid-torture-rack.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/jabbas-palace-droid-torture-rack.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/30/14
Post by: Tamer on July 31, 2014, 04:10:19 AM
Wow, that looks fantastic. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/22/14
Post by: butterfingers on July 31, 2014, 11:53:46 AM
Haven't been on the Yards in awhile, but I had some time to kill and just went through your entire thread. Your customizing skills are superb and you are an excellent sculptor. Wish I could sculpt like you, but really enjoyed looking through all your customs. Keep up the great work! Really glad to see you bring out Custom Clone Wars figures that weren't made by Hasbro. Awesome work!

Thanks Butterfingers!  I can't take credit for all the figures in this thread.  A fair amount of the figures were made by my 10 year old Elias.  He even did the head sculpts for Yoda and one of the Palpatine's. (the best one).  I'm actually a beginner at sculpting.  I only started when I began customizing action figures.  I just dove in head first.  Sanding what you sculpt to refine what you have is the key.  I didn't know that initially, my first sculpts could use a second go round.  I practice as often as I can.  Your compliments mean a lot!


You and your son are very talented. It's great to see you two sharing and creating custom figures together. Hope to see more from you!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/30/14
Post by: DarthSinister on July 31, 2014, 02:59:25 PM
I love the torture rack Elias! And your 99 is cool too Daddy!
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Post by: CloneSniper78 on August 01, 2014, 12:32:03 AM
Love the rack!
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Post by: JediMerc on August 01, 2014, 05:05:39 AM
Very nice work---again---Elias!  You and your father have become quite the dynamic duo of customizing.  Good to see you both still coming up with great projects and turning out awesome customs.  The torture rack is just another in a long line of great work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/30/14
Post by: darthdaddy on August 04, 2014, 05:38:46 PM
A big thanks from is here at Customs for the Kids!  We really appreciate all the wonderful feedback!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/30/14
Post by: Starchaser on August 05, 2014, 09:41:11 PM
Great work Elias, you have a lot of talent (and a great model and teacher in your dad). It's fun to watch you develop as a customizer. Keep it up!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/30/14
Post by: darthdaddy on August 08, 2014, 09:08:18 AM

Another new one from Elias.  I love summers, because Elias does most of the blog work so I don't have to.

"R2-D2 -  BIG HAY-ZU version"
created by Elias


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ob8ZX69PmtM/U-FDCTL1RpI/AAAAAAAACkU/yyY7lfbBF-0/s1600/IMGP9330.JPG)


CHECK OUT THE LINK FOR HIS BLOG POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/08/r2-d2-big-hay-zu-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/08/r2-d2-big-hay-zu-created-by-elias.html)




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Post by: Tamer on August 10, 2014, 07:17:10 AM
Looks good, on the front page.
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Post by: Sjefke on August 11, 2014, 06:48:12 AM
I love the detail on the torture rack.  The grease marks on the piston is great.  Hows work on the courier droid coming?  I have a reference image, if you're interested.   http://www.pinterest.com/pin/323485185707936555/

I cant place the episode in TCW with R2 and 3PO.

Love your stuff (DD & Elias, both)
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Post by: customjedi on August 11, 2014, 07:11:56 AM
R2 with Hay-Zu goo. Love it!
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Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on August 11, 2014, 05:52:13 PM
Awesome work. Loved that episode too, C3P0 and R2 ater one of the best "odd couples".
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/08/14
Post by: Elias on August 25, 2014, 02:05:42 PM
Thanks everybody! Coming from customizers as good as you all are really means a lot!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/08/14
Post by: Elias on August 25, 2014, 02:12:43 PM
Here's a figure Dad and I worked on over the course of the week.  Every time either one of us walked past him, we worked on him a little more until he was done.   We had big customizing plans this past week when we were on vacation. Unfortunately, this action figure of a Clone Wars Weequay pirate is all we have to show for it.  Yeah, we know...another pirate.  We had big plans but our latest offering doesn't even come close to what we had envisioned to build.  Over the summer, I make almost all the custom figures, so Dad can take a break. I was more interested in playing with the toys in my room than making some new ones, so we made none of the custom creations that Dad thought we would.

Don't really know what we will be revealing in the near future, because we are going to be making it up as we go along for a while. We haven't been very productive lately, and we've neglected getting all of our new larger projects started.  Hope you enjoy the new pirate though!

"CLONE WARS
WEEQUAY PIRATE"
created by Darth Daddy & Elias


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0lTc_LACDE/U_qNlposX3I/AAAAAAAACzw/k6L96SXUtd4/s1600/IMGP9376.JPG)

CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE IMAGES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/08/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/08/clone-wars-weequay-pirate-created-by.html)


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Post by: Tamer on August 26, 2014, 02:46:10 AM
Nothing wrong with another TCW Pirate.

Off to share.
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Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on August 26, 2014, 10:21:52 AM
You can never have too many pirates. Trust me, I know the feeling, not getting to everything you had planned. I have about 7 barely started to halfway there figures I haven't touched. Summer has just been too much fun with the wife and kids.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 07, 2014, 10:05:34 AM
This latest post is showing how a quick repaint of some Clone Wars Death Watch Mandalorian Warriors that came with the Mandalorian Speeder from Hasbro's mini-rig line can offer up some pretty cool looking Maul Mandos.  The project is an easy way to add a few Maul Mandos to your Clone Wars collection.  The articulation on these figures is just phenomenal...especially, at the ball jointed wrists and hips! 

These figures also really complement our Clone Wars Darth Maul and the Mandalorian Super Commando custom action figures created by Peakob1 Custom Creations. 

"MAUL MANDOS"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OyBBmCZ1hL8/VA3NNP3TxKI/AAAAAAAAPpE/EUr0IMPFJjM/s1000/IMGP9475.JPG)

FOR MORE PICTURES VISIT THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/09/maul-mandos-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/09/maul-mandos-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/07/14
Post by: Tamer on September 08, 2014, 02:26:48 AM
These make me realize how much I miss the Mini-Rig Line Up. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/07/14
Post by: darthdaddy on September 16, 2014, 03:26:42 AM
The custom action figure for the character of Sergeant Doallyn took less than one minute to make.  I just sliced the neck ball joint off of the Bane Malar figure and popped the head of the new Black Series Brock Starsher (Jabba's Skiff Guard #27) onto the Bane Malar body.  I bought the Bane Malar as soon as I found out Brock Starsher was being released.  It was a great way to add to Jabba's Denizens.  Expect this custom to show up heavy in the forums by a variety of customizers.  Lot's of people have plans to make this one.

"Doallyn"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WIVOwrKgua8/VBeYVzexe7I/AAAAAAAAC_4/ndXjkuWqrNQ/s1000/IMGP9486.JPG)

Visit the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/09/doallyn-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/09/doallyn-created-by-darth-daddy.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2014, 02:54:40 AM
Very nice. That would make for a cool video too Brian. If you do create another one and take a video of it send it to me and I will load it to our YouTube Channel! I think folks would love to see this nice slice fix, not just for this but a variety of head switches! Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: Sjefke on September 17, 2014, 07:40:18 AM
Excellent. 

I cant wait to get my TWO Starshers from Beyond Mortality Toys so I can make this same head switch.  I'm still trying to score a second Bane Malar, but that shouldn't be too difficult.

Malar is in all likelihod the right body for the Doallyn character.  Lucas was constantly reusing and repainting suits, helmets and masks to get a bigger variety of background characters.  Here's a link to a reference photo I have of Doallyn with his mask off.
http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1200/2992/original.jpg
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: DarthSinister on September 17, 2014, 08:37:23 AM
Yep, you're right. A lot of people will be doing this one. I think it's great! Yours is the first I've seen.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: darthdaddy on September 17, 2014, 03:30:44 PM
Very nice. That would make for a cool video too Brian. If you do create another one and take a video of it send it to me and I will load it to our YouTube Channel! I think folks would love to see this nice slice fix, not just for this but a variety of head switches! Off to share.
 

Unfortunately, I am on the road until Sunday.  Job has me out and about.  I do however have a photo illustrating exactly where I made the slice I popped the head onto.  Here she is:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lqGbfAUxW2I/VBeYXZdXO7I/AAAAAAAADAM/Yiz7R-cV9XQ/s1600/IMGP9492.JPG)
I kept enough off the ball joint on the torso so that the ball socket on the head snapped into place snugly.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2014, 04:08:04 PM
That is a great picture. Shows how much to cut nicely. Time to take that pic to the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 20, 2014, 06:58:20 AM
simple but effective ! the head is more accurate in size to the bane figure then the actual hasbro figure ! I too Agree that this custom is going to be used a lot ...... just waiting for and extra helmet for mine lol  Good job as always
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/16/14
Post by: darthdaddy on October 05, 2014, 01:26:23 PM
Being huge fans of "The Clone Wars" television series, we were thrilled last week when StarWars.com announced the continuation of The Clone Wars Legacy through a diverse selection of platforms which included: a novel, a Darth Maul comic book series, and the release of a complete story arc of unfinished animation featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in four, 20 minute episodes accompanied by the voice acting talents of James Arnold Taylor and Matt Lanter.  The four new episodes featured a new character model for Anakin Skywalker with longer hair similar to the length of his hair in Revenge of the Sith. 

Since the Five Below store down the street from us had a few of the older Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker action figures, Dad figured he'd try and make the latest version of Anakin that would've graced our television screens had the show continued production.  He just sculpted some new hair on the older figure and painted the hair so it was the same color as the older figure.


"CLONE WARS LEGACY:
UTAPAU ANAKIN SKYWALKER"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fEQDM397Xh4/VDcIshU6IKI/AAAAAAAADPY/5OaALl_A6Os/s1000/IMGP9527.JPG)

CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE PICS AND LINKS TO THE NEW EPISODES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/10/clone-wars-legacy-utapau-anakin.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/10/clone-wars-legacy-utapau-anakin.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 10/05/14
Post by: Tamer on October 06, 2014, 02:31:47 AM
I figured you might have noticed that new TCW Stuff. New figure on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 10/05/14
Post by: darthdaddy on November 23, 2014, 05:07:57 AM
My first Rebels custom action figure:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9ynzT4foAsc/VG_VUibkuhI/AAAAAAAAPzc/vRW5bj8xnew/s280/unnamed.jpg)

Check out the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/11/c1-10p-aka-chopper-featuring.html?m=1 (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/11/c1-10p-aka-chopper-featuring.html?m=1)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/23/14
Post by: Tamer on November 23, 2014, 08:07:30 AM
Update shared.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/23/14
Post by: Starchaser on November 30, 2014, 12:48:44 AM
Love the Chopper add-ons. It's too bad Hasbro didn't see the value of this. Glad you did.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/23/14
Post by: darthdaddy on December 30, 2014, 07:35:23 AM
Thanks Starchaser :)

Here are a few new customs I made...

It's been a while since I posted up a new figure.  Here's one I created for Dan of the Dead for Yakface.com's Secret Santa.


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xFBp9FY8Dpo/VJoJyKzBwvI/AAAAAAAAD6o/5R9gfjzC9AI/s1000/IMGP9968.JPG)


Here is a link with more pictures:
Star Wars: Customs for the Kid: YAKFACE SECRET SANTA 2014 featuring DAN of the DEAD & DARTH DADDY (http://"http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/12/yakface-secret-santa-2014-featuring-dan.html")





Just two quick modifications for the Inquisitor's lightsaber.


"LIGHTSABER MODIFICATIONS"
by Darth Daddy

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RUTwcBHl0Ho/VI2P_TmEReI/AAAAAAAADyo/5JaMUavJMlw/s1000/IMGP9906.JPG)


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vMIW3rT6ckY/VI2P9Pjdd_I/AAAAAAAADy0/tMLUV_ASjBQ/s1000/IMGP9895.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--um7aoGo02s/VI2P7JXb7DI/AAAAAAAADyA/zXuPTHS1sDM/s1600/IMGP9877.JPG)


CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICS:
Star Wars: Customs for the Kid: STAR WARS REBELS: INQUISITOR LIGHTSABER MODS (http://"http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/12/star-wars-rebels-inquisitor-lightsaber.html")



And my newest figure:

"AGENT KALLUS"
created by Darth Daddy

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_8SH9T2SC2I/VKKoj9PUd6I/AAAAAAAAD_4/s1xMrPBjhEM/s1000/IMGP0016.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WvmX6Ukdrb0/VKVR3MStMRI/AAAAAAAAECQ/rbdc180gaXY/s700/IMGP0013.JPG)

Check the link for a LOT more pics of this one:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/12/agent-kallus-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/12/agent-kallus-created-by-darth-daddy.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/14
Post by: Tamer on January 01, 2015, 12:07:18 PM
Wow, great movement in that Kallus. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/14
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2015, 08:55:17 PM
Agent Kallus is great. The new range of motion is a vast improvement and I love the longer battle staff. The Whiphid warrior/shaman is gorgeous. The headdress looks like an original sculpt, its brilliant.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/14
Post by: Elias on January 10, 2015, 06:05:39 AM
Our first custom action figure post for 2015.  Even though it is our first post of the year, this action figure was actually made in 2014.

For my 5 year old cousin's birthday 2 years ago, we gave him the entire Star Wars video library complete with all the films, The Clone Wars TV episodes, and the old Ewok movies that were made for television when I was a little kid. When he began to watch some of the content that we gave him, he started with the "The Battle for Endor" movie. He loved the movie so much that he watched it 3-4 times a day for weeks on end.

When we visited his house on vacation, we brought him the Vintage Wicket and Star Tours Teek action figures, as well as, the Ewok Battle Pack that was exclusive to Toys R' Us. While we were visiting for the week, he saw us make custom action figures for the blog and was really impressed with our ability to make our own toys. So much so, that he asked if we could make a Noa and a Cindel for him last Christmas.

He really liked what we made him, so this holiday, he asked for some of the baddies from the same film. We thought it would be fun if we made him a Charal action figure.  To do so, we used the body from a G.I. Joe Baroness action figure, and used green stuff to sculpt on her armor and necklace.  Originally, Dad wanted to do an original head sculpt, but due to time constraints and a heavy work load, he had to utilize the Black Series Mara Jade head to finish the custom in time for the holidays.  Dad just gave the head a simple repaint.  The hardest part was creating the soft goods and the feather cape that she wears. The dress and cape Dad took from the Black Series Luminara Unduli action figure and sewed in a red liner from some spare fabric he had left over from his Mother Talzin custom action figure.  It was the first time Dad ever did feather work, but he was pretty happy with how she turned out.

My favorite part of the project was the crow that I sculpted out of Green Stuff. Since Charal frequently uses her red gemstone ring to transform herself into a crow, we thought it would be fun to include the crow as part of the gift too.

My cousin absolutely loved the new addition to his "Battle for Endor" action figure collection.


"BATTLE FOR ENDOR" CHARAL action figure
created by Customs for the Kid

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E0Cbfnx71tc/VKrSDH1x6MI/AAAAAAAAEGE/v3Jw6BZA4fU/s1000/IMGP9995.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7A5buyOSENk/VKrRhGEbtlI/AAAAAAAAEEY/yexlzlWdIig/s1000/IMGP0032.JPG)

Check out the blog for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/battle-for-endor-charal-action-figure.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/battle-for-endor-charal-action-figure.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/10/15
Post by: Rezikai on January 10, 2015, 07:50:28 AM
As I said before, Charal is a guilty pleasure, love it!


ps.
the agent Kallus is far and away what hasbro should have made for the line. that Lasan's guardsmen bowstaff is crazy good.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/10/15
Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2015, 08:14:33 AM
Great update. Off to share.
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Post by: Sjefke on January 10, 2015, 08:51:55 AM
Great custom. 
That's the best use of Hair-monster Mara Jade I've seen so far.  Nice soft goods and excellent use of the feathers too.

and I'm glad I'm not the only one making customs of female characters this year.   ;D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/10/15
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on January 10, 2015, 01:30:40 PM
That is a great looking custom figure of Charal! You found a great use for all those big hair Mara Jade heads that a lot of us customizers have collecting dust in our fodder bins.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/10/15
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 13, 2015, 12:51:41 PM
Love this figure and she is so well done! Nice work with those feathers, that could not have been easy to get looking that perfect! Another amazing creation!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/10/15
Post by: darthdaddy on January 20, 2015, 12:44:48 PM
Thank you everyone for the complimentary feedback on Charal. 

My next custom is an accessory for a figure.

As soon as I finished creating the extended bow rifle for my custom Agent Kallus action figure, I knew I needed to create an extended bow rifle to use with our Zeb action figures.  Especially if we wanted to recreate that epic battle between Kallus and Zeb in the Rebels episode Droids in Distress.

To make the extended version of Zeb's bow rifle I used some clear styrene rod and then used twisted clear rubber bands to simulate the pulsing energy strands found at the ends.  It used two of Zeb's rifles to arrange the bow rifle the way that I did it.  I included work in progress pictures at the bottom so you can see where I extended the bow rifle with the polystyrene rod.  The clear rubber bands are glued in place with krazy glue.  I drilled through and into some of the Hasbro bow rifle parts so the polystyrene would have stronger connections when glued into place.

"Zeb's Extended Bow Rifle"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0LktH1sV81g/VL6V6GWfi4I/AAAAAAAAEM4/RY99zQFGArM/s1000/2015-01-20%2B11.52.52%2B1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3wvXZjiyNNU/VL6ZyceKqhI/AAAAAAAAENg/xKmqyNIp4-0/s1000/2015-01-20%2B11.52.33%2B1.jpg)


Check out the post for more pics and info on how it was made:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/zebs-extended-bow-rifle-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/zebs-extended-bow-rifle-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/15
Post by: Clonehead on January 20, 2015, 03:49:08 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/15
Post by: Tamer on January 21, 2015, 03:49:25 AM
Zeb update on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/20/15
Post by: darthdaddy on January 26, 2015, 07:19:39 AM
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/BrianFulton/saber%20mod_zpsutnhnr7i_1.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/BrianFulton/media/saber%20mod_zpsutnhnr7i_1.jpg.html)

Did a short video on a lightsaber modification for The Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor figure:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/hey-my-lightsaber-doesnt-do-that.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/hey-my-lightsaber-doesnt-do-that.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/26/15
Post by: Starchaser on January 27, 2015, 12:23:15 AM
Really love your work on the Rebels figures. The new Bo-rifle looks great!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/26/15
Post by: darthdaddy on January 27, 2015, 09:58:59 AM
Thanks! Not sure how much I'll dive into Rebels, but there were a few small adjustments I wanted to make to increase play-ability.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/26/15
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2015, 03:59:31 AM
Time to go find that video code and get it on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/26/15
Post by: darthdaddy on January 30, 2015, 02:56:24 PM
Thanks Shawn,

Here's my latest custom figure.  A Bespin Lando Calrissian.

"LANDO CALRISSIAN"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ht4E8mxHXcI/VMvCy4IFGOI/AAAAAAAAEVo/R3zhqoBmrMM/s1600/2015-01-30%2B11.52.20%2B1.jpg)

Check out the link for the recipe and more:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/lando-calrissian-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/01/lando-calrissian-created-by-darth-daddy.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/31/15
Post by: Tamer on February 01, 2015, 03:47:49 AM
Wow, that looks great. The soft goods really compliment this one well too. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/31/15
Post by: hemble on February 01, 2015, 04:40:00 AM
Always great to see what you guys do and this is no exception.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/31/15
Post by: CloneSniper78 on February 01, 2015, 11:54:24 AM
Great job! Wish I had all the parts to do this.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/31/15
Post by: Bronxstalker on February 02, 2015, 06:24:04 AM
Great job on Lando.  Like, really great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/31/15
Post by: darthdaddy on February 15, 2015, 06:14:52 PM
Thanks guys!

So I wasn't really happy with the first custom action figure of Chopper that I made, so I took one more crack at him.  This time I used the arms from the front of the Ralph McQuarrie R2-D2 that I realized I should have used immediately after finishing my last version.  It's funny how the best piece could be right there under your nose and you still completely miss it. I inserted magnets at each end of the arm for articulation.

I also added a few extra accessories that I didn't provide the last time around. A wheel made from a recycled plastic Chinese food container, some clear styrene rod, a magnet, and some Green Stuff. Once I finished the fabrication of the wheel, I sculpted a rocket booster from Green Stuff, glue gun, that I then finished off with a few washes of sepia and red.  I really like that these simple modifications provided so much more from this Chopper compared to my last stab at it.   I just showed this figure on the last episode of The Wolpack Podcast when I appeared as a guest, so I figured I should finish him up and get him posted since he was sort of revealed already. 

Hope you all enjoy!

"C1-10P" aka "CHOPPER"
with Accessories
created by DARTH DADDY


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QxZdENHW_nQ/VODfZEW21BI/AAAAAAAAEeM/KKMj_Y_NtdY/s1600/2015-02-15%2B11.42.39%2B2.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c2tf1JrioN8/VODfS20D9rI/AAAAAAAAEd8/hI1sb1-WHLk/s1600/2015-02-15%2B11.42.22%2B1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7lVpC4aj85I/VODfLbtJtjI/AAAAAAAAEdM/-qwh9RPfBvI/s1600/2015-02-15%2B11.40.01%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/02/c1-10p-aka-chopper-and-accessories-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/02/c1-10p-aka-chopper-and-accessories-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/15/15
Post by: Tamer on February 16, 2015, 05:17:34 AM
Looks wonderful to me. You might have to start making you own new REBELS Figures. I have a very good feeling this line is going to take a huge back seat, if not downright go away, once E7 starts. I hope I am wrong, but this weekend sure didn't prove me wrong did it.

Off to share. As usual great work Brian.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/15/15
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2015, 02:54:05 AM
Chopper looks great.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/15/15
Post by: darthdaddy on February 23, 2015, 05:54:40 AM
Thanks guys!

This is just a quick modification that you can  make to Zeb's Bo-Rifle if you have a drill, krazy glue, and some small rare earth magnets on hand.  Just drill two small holes in to the triangles on the back of the Zeb action figure and two more into Zeb's Bo-Rifle and the weapon will attach to his back just like in the show.  I used an X-acto knife to adjust the weapon so it is positioned like it is when it is closed.  I just cut off the trigger and handle and then glued them into the reconfigured location.  It should take you less than thirty minutes to perform this modification.

"ZEB's BO RIFLE MODIFICATION"
created by Darth Daddy

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9D-wvXpy7w0/VOseeGD-C2I/AAAAAAAAEiQ/BxEDxVFWDO8/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.06.24%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2N3TbvVzR_4/VOsedBv5b-I/AAAAAAAAEh8/D8gFGNw-Zx4/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.03.10%2B1.jpg)


Check the link for more info:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/02/zebs-bo-rifle-modification-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/02/zebs-bo-rifle-modification-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/15
Post by: Tamer on February 24, 2015, 03:53:03 AM
Nice, I have to go share this.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/15
Post by: Starchaser on February 26, 2015, 11:36:13 AM
Really love the improvements to Chopper. Your work on the front well was really fantastic.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/23/15
Post by: Elias on March 02, 2015, 05:33:01 AM
Last year around the holidays, Dad bought me some of the podracer cast figure models that were created by ASIS FILM MODELS.  Although the figures offered no articulation, the sculpts were really amazing!

Recently I painted the Wan Sandage that I received to display with my podracer collection.  It was really cool adding another great podracer to my Phantom Menace collection.  Stay tuned for more podracers throughout the month of March!

"WAN SANDAGE"
painted by Elias
sculpt and cast created by ASIS FILM MODELS


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WmNuGTebADs/VPRSWLon9ZI/AAAAAAAAEjY/areqjdPvL8A/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.10.55%2B1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pGE0vPZKc18/VPRScDr8YsI/AAAAAAAAEjg/ew3DAohhVR0/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.11.39%2B1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6sCWLiaEBig/VPRSiNaiKSI/AAAAAAAAEj8/I0mizZ4OFN4/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.12.33%2B1.jpg)

Check the link for more info on how to order some podracers for yourself:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/wan-sandage-painted-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/wan-sandage-painted-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/02/15
Post by: Starchaser on March 02, 2015, 10:14:12 PM
Great job painting the Wan Sandage model. It is nice to be able to expand the podracer collection, and this will certainly will be a fantastic addition to your line-up.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/02/15
Post by: Tamer on March 04, 2015, 03:33:33 AM
Nice painting. on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/02/15
Post by: hemble on March 04, 2015, 03:53:37 AM
darthdaddy - the alteration is very well done.

Elias - Your paint apps on Wan Sandage is stunning mate, the textures and weathering is spoton.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/02/15
Post by: darthdaddy on March 08, 2015, 05:58:06 AM
Thanks everyone :)

Elias really impressed me with the paint job of his second podracer from ASIS FILM MODELS cast figure model series. Although the figures offer no articulation, the sculpts are out of this world!

Recently Elias painted the "Ebe Endocott" that we received in hopes of growing his Phantom Menace collection. Elias' paintwork was so skillfully applied and he was able to add one more podracer to his display. Stay tuned for two more podracers in the month of March this time painted by ASIS FILM MODELS themselves.  Customs for the Kid was able to acquire the very podracers that were used in the photography for their store's website! 

"EBE ENDOCOTT"
painted by Elias
sculpt and cast created by ASIS FILM MODELS


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZbSWih_Ov00/VPuYUFn8kxI/AAAAAAAAEnw/doNngPLhHEY/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.08.09%2B1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HcKb51hrYXY/VPuYTuXC7yI/AAAAAAAAEns/kz7Ao8l5OUE/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.08.48%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AVUaLCGo0Ow/VPuYVLcEu5I/AAAAAAAAEn8/zc9T4Bc9W_k/s1000/2015-02-22%2B03.08.20%2B1.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK FOR STORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/ebe-endocott-painted-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/ebe-endocott-painted-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/08/15
Post by: Tamer on March 09, 2015, 02:56:53 AM
He looks good on the front page. Nice to see new SW Aliens even if they dont
articulate much.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/08/15
Post by: darthdaddy on March 22, 2015, 04:50:18 PM
This Star Wars custom action figure is just a repaint of the AT-DP pilot as a way to create a pilot for our newly acquired Imperial Troop Transport.  The hardest part was painting the white Imperial cog on the helmet of the figure.  I tried to recreate the gloss look on the armor that is reflected in the animated Rebels series.  I have a strong feeling we will see this figure released y Hasbro in a future wave.

"Tank Transport Pilot"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DDdak0C9Vz8/VQ9EYT66-TI/AAAAAAAAE-U/VmfJis9nRp0/s1000/2015-03-22%2B05.12.23%2B1.jpg)

To see more images got to the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/tank-transport-pilot-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/tank-transport-pilot-created-by-darth.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/22/15
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2015, 02:30:11 AM
Great idea. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/22/15
Post by: TheIRISH Rogue on March 23, 2015, 07:49:49 PM
Love the great color scheme!! Love the job well done!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/22/15
Post by: darthdaddy on March 30, 2015, 08:57:28 PM
Thanks guys!

This was a quick figure I made, by replacing the Ezra Bridger head from the 2 pack where Ezra was in disguise as Dev Morgan the Imperial cadet.  I just created an original headsculpt to make it into a Zare Leonis.  Here at home we felt that the Zare Leonis character deserved an action figure so we did what we had to do to make it so.  I used a combination of Green Stuff and Aves Fixit to do the sculpt.

STAR WARS REBELS:
"ZARE LEONIS"

created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--PGqt7ruicE/VRnw54oXMQI/AAAAAAAAFEA/WNKRLGnEOSY/s700/2015-03-30%2B08.12.49%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bAuKjg5EFbI/VRnwMlIxL-I/AAAAAAAAFDA/-a1ThYDv6zs/s700/2015-03-30%2B08.10.48%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE PICTURES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/star-wars-rebels-zare-leonis-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/03/star-wars-rebels-zare-leonis-created-by.html)
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Post by: Tamer on March 31, 2015, 01:58:01 AM
Looks good. Off to share.
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Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on March 31, 2015, 05:22:02 AM
Wow. Great head sculpt. Where'd you manage to find that Ezra, The only figures I seem to have an abundance of near me is the Sabine and Vizago 2 packs.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/30/15
Post by: darthdaddy on March 31, 2015, 06:45:13 AM
Wow. Great head sculpt. Where'd you manage to find that Ezra, The only figures I seem to have an abundance of near me is the Sabine and Vizago 2 packs.

I ordered him on Dorksidetoys.  I have been looking for Sabine everywhere.  Can't find her.  Maybe I should make a trip up your way.  What stores should I check in the Springfield area?
 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/30/15
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on March 31, 2015, 01:19:10 PM
Kohl's in Enfield had a packed display.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/30/15
Post by: TheIRISH Rogue on March 31, 2015, 08:39:30 PM
NICE! More cadets on their way?
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Post by: AjuntaPall on April 01, 2015, 01:33:41 AM
Nice... I want one....off to make it happen  ;D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/30/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 08, 2015, 03:32:11 AM
Hera Syndulla
created by Darth Daddy

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0ltLFOzB03k/VSQ126jqrtI/AAAAAAAAP5g/Q4ZceAJD6N4/s600/2015-04-07%2B02.19.56%2B1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4U5B9IqYF9U/VSQ11yikBCI/AAAAAAAAP5Y/-3mJUSXQSkI/s600/2015-04-07%2B02.17.22%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tPgR0SJBxRQ/VSQ1-J9Qm-I/AAAAAAAAP6g/1iQJOS_-Yhc/s600/2015-04-07%2B02.36.38%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WAaHZmni2N4/VSQ17txLeAI/AAAAAAAAP6I/y0h7MwaC--4/s600/2015-04-07%2B02.29.31%2B1.jpg)



GO TO THE LINK FOR THE RECIPE & INFO. ON THE BUILD:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/04/star-wars-rebels-hera-syndulla-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/04/star-wars-rebels-hera-syndulla-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/30/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 09, 2015, 04:19:07 PM
Kohl's in Enfield had a packed display.

Was able to get to Kohl's in Enfield yesterday and was able to get Sabine.  Thanks so much for the tip!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2015, 02:54:07 AM
Looks great. Nice to see the movement here. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on April 10, 2015, 07:11:44 AM
No problem. Glad I could help. Now I just need to find me a few Hera's and I'll be all set. Great job articulating her by the way.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: CloneSniper78 on April 10, 2015, 07:03:39 PM
Looks great, I always look forward to what you're going to make next.
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Post by: customjedi on April 10, 2015, 07:27:49 PM
Just stellar!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: TheIRISH Rogue on April 11, 2015, 06:28:46 PM
Now that is a phonominal figure!! Wow
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: Bronxstalker on April 13, 2015, 06:38:30 AM
Bravo.  She's great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/08/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 14, 2015, 03:08:54 AM
Thanks guys.  My other Rebels custom came out even better,

"SABINE WREN"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vzz9KHdy8xE/VSyK_bKcbEI/AAAAAAAAFNA/Ct5MilnwCYs/s1600/2015-04-13%2B07.47.00%2B1.jpg)

LOTS MORE PICTURES ON THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/04/sabine-wren-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/04/sabine-wren-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: Mandalore_1992 on April 14, 2015, 09:17:07 AM
Wooow amanzing I love the details great custom work  0/ 0/
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: Tamer on April 15, 2015, 02:43:14 AM
Oh yeah, wonderful work. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: koth on April 15, 2015, 09:04:18 AM
Nice! I plan to do a repaint whenever they get released in the UK.
What head did you use?
Good work!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 15, 2015, 11:03:45 AM
Nice! I plan to do a repaint whenever they get released in the UK.
What head did you use?
Good work!

I used a Clone Wars Padme head. Although it has been heavily modified.  Padme's head had a V-shaped jawline, while Sabine's is more a U. I re-sculpted the lower jaw to reflect that.  then I sculpted the hair on to the figure.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: Starchaser on April 15, 2015, 03:36:22 PM
I really admire the Rebels reworks. Hera looks great and the additional joints certainly add to the figure. Sabine is fabulous! The paint job is stunning and the work on the creating her head is remarkable. You are truly and inspiration.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 18, 2015, 10:45:50 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-arFTHAurUeM/VTkK_EsJcsI/AAAAAAAAFXI/-cGNHlaV9_c/s1177/2015-04-23%2B10.08.08%2B1.jpg)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/14/15
Post by: AjuntaPall on April 18, 2015, 01:31:55 PM
Hey DarthDaddy aka brian fulton your one of my favorite customizers and it would mean a lot to me if you would check out my customs and possibly give some feedback. Thanks
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/18/15
Post by: AjuntaPall on April 19, 2015, 11:43:20 PM
Hey brian I would really like to add that Zare Leonis to my rebels collection. Do you have a mold/cast for the head or something. If so what product do you use to make a mold? Thanks
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/18/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 21, 2015, 10:11:39 AM
Hey brian I would really like to add that Zare Leonis to my rebels collection. Do you have a mold/cast for the head or something. If so what product do you use to make a mold? Thanks

I was going to for a friend on my next days off.  I have a lot of molding and casting projects to tackle.  Unfortunately,  I just found out that I have a family commitment on those days so I won't be able to.  Not sure when I'll be able to get around to it, but hopefully it will be soon.

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 21, 2015, 10:12:54 AM
Oh, and I use the Allumilite HS3
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/15
Post by: darthdaddy on April 21, 2015, 10:17:39 AM
Just changed the blog's appearance and tried to improve the look. I thought that I should have the banner from the first custom action figure I ever made to something more current and a better representation of what the blog is about. I also changed a lot of the elements in the sidebar to enhance the blog's appearance.  Web design isn't my strength so any feedback/ criticisms are greatly appreciated.

www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com (http://www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/21/15
Post by: darthdaddy on May 10, 2015, 02:28:34 PM
I just repainted the 2012 Droid Set Vintage Collection GNK Droid with a paint application that was inspired by the 1978 Power Droid from the Vintage Star Wars collection.  The sculpts on the figures were completely different, so I just tried to repaint the more modern figure with the old blue/orange paint scheme from the earlier figure.

"POWER DROID"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_BqKsioSBbs/VU-9XcX1v1I/AAAAAAAAP78/mjWRsqw5elU/s640/2015-05-10%2B07.17.43%2B1-1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fRA14fLGfD0/VU-9kSgb__I/AAAAAAAAP8k/ZwCSHEpygFs/s640/2015-05-10%2B07.20.07%2B1.jpg)

CHECK OUT THE BLOG FOR MORE IMAGES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/05/power-droid-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/05/power-droid-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/15
Post by: AjuntaPall on May 10, 2015, 11:01:32 PM
Love the gonk droid "power droid"
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/15
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2015, 02:57:56 AM
My comments are on the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/15
Post by: Sjefke on May 12, 2015, 06:19:18 AM
Always a fan, Brian.  I love the augmentation on the Rebel 5POAs and Sabine is just gorgeous.  This little GNK is neat too.   I love anything OTC.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/15
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 12, 2015, 05:57:00 PM
Really like the the nod to the vintage power Droid !
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/10/15
Post by: darthdaddy on June 08, 2015, 08:34:33 AM
Thank you.

This was a quick custom made with the head of the Sandstorm Lando, lower arms of Bom Vimdim, and the Lando Calrissian - Smuggler Outfit action figure that Hasbro put out in 2007. The only paint needed was on the neck and lower arms.  We had the parts available so we felt like adding this version of Lando to the collection.


LANDO CALRISSIAN (SMUGGLER'S GARB)
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gK2Tyc_k4xI/VXCcL7FDEdI/AAAAAAAAFlQ/Pxgg805LWqQ/s640/2015-06-04%2B11.18.10%2B1.jpg)

Check the link for the full post:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/06/rotj-lando-calrissian-smugglers-garb.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/06/rotj-lando-calrissian-smugglers-garb.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/08/15
Post by: AjuntaPall on June 08, 2015, 06:04:37 PM
Oooooh weee now you know I love 99.9% of what you and Elias come up with. I really dig this lando. In a couple of days I'm going to have some clone wars figs made up that hasbro never did I'd love for you to shoot on over and check them out they'll be up in two days max. Keep up the excellent work and posts. You and a few other customizers are who actually inspired me to go public with my customs here on the yards. Peace
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/08/15
Post by: Tamer on June 09, 2015, 02:14:06 AM
Looks like a great version of Lando to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/08/15
Post by: Sjefke on June 11, 2015, 07:20:13 PM
Another great work.  Very simple, yet you've pulled off a definitive Smuggler Lando.

 (http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/figuren/a065.gif) (http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php)

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Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/08/15
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 13, 2015, 04:50:23 AM
Very nice indeed ! I  too did this update using the whole arm from the vtc rebel commando and it worked great and no paint was involved. I do like your choice using the lando sand storm head  much better . May just switch the heads around on mine ..
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/08/15
Post by: darthdaddy on June 13, 2015, 05:52:53 AM
Thanks!  I figured he'd be an easy custom everyone would enjoy.  I wish I had thought to use the Rebel Commando arms.


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/13/15
Post by: darthdaddy on June 19, 2015, 12:58:48 PM
In anticipation of tomorrow night's Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels, we performed a quick head swap with the Kanan Jarrus head and the Stormtrooper Commander head to make the version of Kanan that was on display in the Season Two trailer.  We then hollowed out the bucket with our Dremel so he could wear it.  It was a quick custom that helped us thin out our huge pile of Kanan Jarrus action figures that were accumulating around the house.


"KANAN JARRUS
in STORMTROOPER COMMANDER DISGUISE"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FFvIfJFuQRA/VYQ1Pdi54bI/AAAAAAAAA60/UpgnPq4JGVo/s640/2015-06-04%2B11.26.34%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vV3cp-xK5W8/VYQ1fq8ux9I/AAAAAAAAA7o/l8Ll5Cirnsk/s640/2015-06-04%2B11.32.00%2B1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_ELM6V5GmI/VYQ1I4_dm3I/AAAAAAAAA6U/QSS26TGAikc/s640/2015-06-04%2B11.24.24%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3v9Xwy23C3c/VYQ1LLCp1sI/AAAAAAAAA6g/Rxo2N8a8X84/s640/2015-06-04%2B11.23.56%2B1.jpg)

CHECK OUT THE POST FOR MORE PICS AND TRAILER VIDEOS:
 (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com[/url)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/19/15
Post by: Starchaser on June 19, 2015, 09:52:32 PM
Kanan in disguise looks great. I have really enjoyed the breadth you are adding to the Rebels line - if only Hasbro would take note. (Well maybe not, I'm not sure they would achieve your level of execution).
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/19/15
Post by: Tamer on June 28, 2015, 06:03:58 AM
Nice, I need to get this on the front page. Sorry it has taken me awhile. Lots of things happening in the Tamer household at the moment. I haven't even had time to watch the season premier yet.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/19/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 01, 2015, 12:06:31 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8nE5mbAxpqY/Vbg64udcLmI/AAAAAAAAA-M/Hj80jNEdRas/s800/2015-04-23%2B10.07.48%2B2.jpg)

"CUSTOMS FOR THE KID" CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF BLOGGING

Hard to believe it, but Customs for the Kid has been blogging about the Star Wars custom action figure community for 5 years this week!

All month long, we were trying to come up with an epic custom action figure reveal for this milestone. Then at the last minute, we totally changed course. Instead of focusing on some new action figure that we'll all forget about later in the week, we decided to focus on what is being celebrated today, our best custom of all...this blog.

We never thought that this endeavor would have lasted as long as it has. When Elias decided he wanted to start making his own Star Wars  custom action figures at the early age of six, I thought it was only going to last a few weeks at most.  I still remember sitting at my laptop typing in my newly created moniker, Darth Daddy, as I set up an account to post our first custom action figures over in the Yakface forums, not knowing that one day, this persona would develop into an alter ego that would later receive almost a million views a month on the Darth Daddy Google+ profile.

When we started our journey we were complete amateur custom action figure artists who to our surprise, went on to create one of the most popular resources for Star Wars custom action figure art on the web today!   If someone told me that this little boy's passion and persistence for creating his own toys would have manifested into a blog read in over 120 countries around the world, I wouldn't have believed them.  The blog's success and popularity has been the result of an actively participating community of artists. The people featured on this blog have become some of our closest friends. Customs for the Kid has become a place where artists, collectors, and fans of the artform can find new talent, customizing techniques, action figure parts lists, collector focused fundraising campaigns with unique incentives, video tutorials, photonovels, stop motion videos,  and some your  favorite Star Wars podcasts all in one place.

It can't go without saying that Customs for the Kid wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to all the Star Wars fan sites like Imperial Shipyards, Yakface.com, The Star Wars Underworld, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, and Jedi Business for featuring our custom action figures over the years.  We'd also like to thank all the podcasts like RebelForce Radio, The Star Wars Underworld podcast, The Wolfpack Podcast, Custom Action Figure News, The Voice of the Republic podcast, SWAG77, and Expanded Fandomverse, for featuring us on their programming.

Thank you to all our fans who take the time write us letters, leave comments on social media, and send us pictures of your action figures. Your communications are inspiring. We are so thankful to the Star Wars community for helping spread the word about Star Wars custom action figures and the artists that create them.

Most of all, we thank the artists we feature for letting us spread your art to all the corners of the world.  Without your contributions no one who visits this blog would have any reason to come.


HEAD TO THE BLOG TO READ THE FULL FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/07/customs-for-kid-celebrates-5-years-of.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/07/customs-for-kid-celebrates-5-years-of.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 01, 2015, 12:09:00 PM
This figure has been put off to the side for way longer than I can remember. Mostly because it was tons of work to pull off.  Both Vizsla's head and helmet needed heavy modification and on top of that, I had to fabricate the jetpack from scratch.  So what did I do, I avoided the project for as long as I could tolerate. All avoidance aside, I definitely wanted to add this version of Pre Vizsla to the collection since he was featured so prominently in this form during the later seasons of The Clone Wars television series.  He took more hours to fabricate than I care to recall, but now that he is completed, I couldn't be happier. 

The jetpack and belt pouches both attach magnetically.  I love the magnets, because you can tuck the dark saber that Vizsla wields between his back and the jetpack to hold it in place.  Attaching the pouches magnetically allowed them to be easily removed so I could have Vizsla as he appeared in "A Friend in Need" with the pouches present or Vizsla without the pouches on his belt like he was dressed when he battled Darth Maul in "Shades of Reason".  The gauntlets I stole from a Clone Wars Cad Bane.

I'm really happy to be working on Clone Wars action figures again.  They are my favorite figures to make.


CLONE WARS
"PHASE II PRE VIZSLA"
created by DARTH DADDY


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iEGH61lAC-c/VbvvbELHLOI/AAAAAAAAGBk/mWCcup7QTe4/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.10.39%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cIJIHYrCi2k/VbvvZ8kSM3I/AAAAAAAAGBY/s16FzuY4_nY/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.11.03%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ShXt9yRZuDM/Vbvvmgj_k-I/AAAAAAAAGBw/3VC5cK1np4o/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.14.04%2B1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F9yW1rpr1ko/Vbvv-vFcfiI/AAAAAAAAGCg/NS99ZHTvoCE/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.21.47%2B1.jpg)
With magnetic pouches removed.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jBfPdps4qs0/VbvvaZAKfjI/AAAAAAAAGBc/9KM-W_hLM1Q/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.13.05%2B1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpDiMKLNJ00/VbvvoNQHKMI/AAAAAAAAGB4/he-KB3zyrb8/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.15.56%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N43vEDJqk84/Vbvvx8GOWPI/AAAAAAAAGCI/KS_s4J8-wKU/s640/2015-07-31%2B02.19.15%2B1.jpg)

EVEN MORE PHOTOS ON THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/07/clone-wars-phase-ii-pre-vizsla-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/07/clone-wars-phase-ii-pre-vizsla-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2015, 06:17:04 AM
Great looking TCW Vizla. Off to share.

Hope you had a chance to watch that last episode of CAFN, we have you guys a shout for your five year anniversary.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: AjuntaPall on August 02, 2015, 10:24:02 AM
Very nice, I LOVE the Clone Wars so much. I enjoy all yours and elias' work. Actually you and Peakob1's work is what actually pulled me to the yards to share my customs. Keep up the great customs Brian, and CONGRATULATIONS on the 5 year anniversary on the blog. Many more years of customizing to you and Elias  0/ DH
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 16, 2015, 11:50:23 AM
Great looking TCW Vizla. Off to share.

Hope you had a chance to watch that last episode of CAFN, we have you guys a shout for your five year anniversary.

I did thanks so much for the shout out!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 16, 2015, 11:52:41 AM
Very nice, I LOVE the Clone Wars so much. I enjoy all yours and elias' work. Actually you and Peakob1's work is what actually pulled me to the yards to share my customs. Keep up the great customs Brian, and CONGRATULATIONS on the 5 year anniversary on the blog. Many more years of customizing to you and Elias  0/ DH

Thanks so much!  I'm a big fan of PeakOB1's customs too.  We have almost 50 of his figures in our collection at home.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/01/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 16, 2015, 11:56:04 AM
For those active in fan forums, you are probably already familiar with the awesome diorama pieces that Hole In the Ground Productions offers to fellow collectors. Hole In the Ground's offerings are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75? collection.  Elias recently purchased and customized Hole In the Ground's new Robot Flipper.  The item was a great way to embellish the Jabba's Droid Torture Chamber area of his shelf space when he added this newly created accessory.  Elias used cinnamon to add the rust color to this piece.  It looks great posed with Elias' custom super-articulated 8D8 droid that he made a ways back.


"DROID FLIPPER"
painted by Elias

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_hqDwTDEKTg/Vc8tFPQhXrI/AAAAAAAAGEw/txMAXmEWDA8/s640/2015-08-14%2B01.52.12%2B1.jpg)

FOR INFO. ON WHERE TO PURCHASE A DROID FLIPPER OF YOUR OWN, VISIT THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/08/droid-flipper-painted-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/08/droid-flipper-painted-by-elias.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: Stan on August 16, 2015, 02:49:18 PM
Excellent work on droid flipper!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: Tamer on August 17, 2015, 03:11:13 AM
HITGP just do an awesome job. I like the look of this offering too. Off to share your update!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: Clonehead on August 17, 2015, 03:23:00 AM
Nice. I think everybody needs one of those
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: Jaeger45 on August 17, 2015, 06:41:38 PM
Nice!  I love the cinnamon idea.  I picked one of these up too, and haven't painted it up yet--need to get to it!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: Sjefke on August 18, 2015, 09:33:06 PM
Nice work Elias.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 19, 2015, 09:04:26 PM
The new droid dio looks great! Nice rust look to it with the cinnamon.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/16/15
Post by: darthdaddy on August 29, 2015, 06:27:10 AM
Elias asked me to thank everyone on his behalf who left comments. 

This was a fairly quick custom that I made not too long ago with the head of a POTF2 Grand Moff Tarkin, and the body of The Clone Wars Admiral Yularen action figure.  I sculpted some more hair onto the head and then painted the sculpt after drilling a hole into the bottom of the head to make it fit on the peg.

Captain Tarkin featured heavily in The Clone Wars both in The Citadel arc and during Ahsoka's trial. We thought Tarkin was more than worthy of a spot on The Clone Wars collection shelf.  Hope you all enjoy! 


CLONE WARS
"CAPTAIN TARKIN"

created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EvrX3MOGpq0/VeEb85Dz6wI/AAAAAAAABBU/uo3ti-1c_B0/s640/2015-08-28%2B09.29.33%2B1.jpg)

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CHECK THE LINK FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/08/clone-wars-captain-tarkin-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/08/clone-wars-captain-tarkin-created-by.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/29/15
Post by: Tamer on August 30, 2015, 05:51:25 AM
Wow, that is a great version of this character. Folks will sure want to copy that recipe. off to share.
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Post by: Starchaser on September 02, 2015, 08:01:38 PM
Great job on Tarkin! And congratulations on five years of blogging.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 05, 2015, 07:46:50 AM
Thank you both!

Elias has been hard at work creating some really cool displays for his shelves. His latest project was adding an "eight panel computer console" to an Imperial diorama that he has been working on.  We bought the computer console from Hole In the Ground Productions and placed it in a Frank D'iorio Diorama Workshop inspired piece that we purchased second hand on eBay.  We used glossy black adhesive vinyl contact paper on some spare foam board that we had to add the flooring to the walls and completed the look.


"IMPERIAL EIGHT PANEL COMPUTER CONSOLE"
painted by Elias


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HEAD TO THE BLOG FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/09/imperial-eight-panel-computer-console.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/09/imperial-eight-panel-computer-console.html)
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Post by: Starchaser on September 05, 2015, 11:36:19 PM
Way to go Elias! (And Dad.) The dioramas look great and the flooring idea works really well, might have to do that myself. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: hemble on September 06, 2015, 02:23:26 AM
Awesome work guys, you both never fail to impress.

Ron
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 08, 2015, 04:15:36 AM
Elias asked that I thank you both on his behalf for your complimentary feedback on his latest project. This is more a Public Service Announcement than a custom post.  Elias  threw this figure together yesterday.  For anyone who was wondering, like the 6" Black Series figures, the neck pegs for the five point articulation First Order Stormtrooper and Finn action figure are the exact same size.  Which is great if you want to do a quick head swap and have a Finn in Stormtrooper armor.  Just pop them off with a light tug, swap the Finn head onto the First Order Stormtrooper body, and the left hand will even hold the helmet for you.  This is officially our first Force Awakens custom action figure!


"FINN - FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER"
created by Elias

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CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/09/finn-first-order-stormtrooper-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/09/finn-first-order-stormtrooper-created.html)
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Post by: Starchaser on September 08, 2015, 02:03:56 PM
Looks good! Great tip, BTW.
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Post by: hemble on September 08, 2015, 02:50:09 PM
Simple but great well done.

Ron
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Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2015, 06:28:20 AM
Sorry it has taken me so long to get to your last two postings. Time is at a premium here in the Tamer household right now.

Those shelves are fantastic.

Thanks for the info on that head swap too. Looks great.
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 14, 2015, 10:11:51 AM
Thanks Shawn! No worries on the delay ;) Hope all is well!
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 14, 2015, 10:18:16 AM
Elias was really happy to embellish his Echo Base shelf with some new accessories to enhance his display.  These beefy computer consoles have engraved detail on front and sides. We chose to grab a monitor offset to both the left and right. The monitors included decals for 4 different consoles so we could mix and match for tons of options! The consoles measure 2.25" wide x 2" deep x 4.75" tall. 

Elias recently purchased and customized Hole In the Ground's "Echo Base Computer Consoles" and he couldn't be happier with his decision.  For those active in fan forums, you are probably already familiar with the awesome diorama pieces that Hole In the Ground Productions offers to fellow collectors. Hole In the Ground's offerings are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75" collection.


"ECHO BASE COMPUTER CONSOLES"
painted by Elias


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MORE PICS & INFO ON THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/echo-base-computer-consoles-painted-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/echo-base-computer-consoles-painted-by.html)
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Post by: Sjefke on November 14, 2015, 10:37:57 AM
Great work on the consoles, Elias.  I got a sneak peak of this on Pinterest.
I'll have to check out that site.

 I'm amazed by the detail on Traya.  Mousedroidhoejib did a great job on the Face sculpt and the face paint is flawless.  I can't believe how well the hand seen softwoods are.  When a custom holds up to the scrutiny of a high-def closeup, you know it's good.
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Post by: darthdaddy on November 14, 2015, 10:50:10 AM
HIGH ADVENTURE "HIGH FIVE" ALBUM COVER
created by Darth Daddy


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oGghj4LUNBY/VkIVF_1tBqI/AAAAAAAAGXQ/8Mw681ha684/s640/textsecure-2015-11-10-073904.jpeg)


High Adventure is a Fan-Rock band, based out of Connecticut. Since 2008, these musicians have gathered a worldwide following of fanboys and fangirls with their passionate music about comic books, movies, video games, loving life and the fandom experience. The band has already been featured on NPR, "The Force-Cast," "RebelForce Radio," "The Indy-Cast," and "TechnoRetro Dads". They have played high profile shows like New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, ComiCONN, Rhode Island Comic Con and Boston Super Mega Fest!  High Adventure's music was also featured in the soundtrack of the Star Wars documentary "The Force Within Us".

High Adventure have recently finished their PledgeMusic campaign, and wrapped up the finishing touches to their fifth album entitled “High Five”. It is the first album to feature the entire 8-piece band together in the studio. All 14 songs are mastered, the digital files have been released, and the album art has now been submitted for publishing for the official upcoming CD release. High Adventure can’t wait to share their new music with all their fans!

Customs for the Kid was really honored to have been asked to contribute to the album art for their "Eight Against A World!" inspired cover. Lead singer Glen Nelson just told me what he was looking for and I set to work. It took a few months to bang it all out, but with some careful planning and hard work, I finished the project just as the album was being mastered.

It was an extremely tight time frame, so we outsourced the head sculpts for the band to the web based company thatsmyface.com. From one (to two) photos of yourself, ThatsMyFace, will utilize patent-pending 3-D modeling techniques previously reserved to film studios and professional 3-D designers, to reconstruct your face in 3-D. Then using cutting-edge manufacturing technologies pioneered by the car prototyping industry, ThatsMyFace lets you either choose to order your head only and fit it onto your existing action figure bodies, or buy their complete action-figures pre-fitted and fully clothed. Your lifelike action-figure head is created out of a hard resin composite in full 24-bit color. For our project, we only needed the heads produced.  Creating eight one-of-a-kind head sculpts for each of the band members would have taken me a year to complete with all my additional duties maintaining the Customs for the Kid blog.

With all the sculpt-work I already had to do on the bodies of these characters, shortcuts needed to be applied wherever possible. Already I had to sculpt three unique head sculpts for Jaxxon, Hedji, and Chewbacca.  Even though the three heads would only be held under the action figures arms, or in their hands, it was important to communicate to the viewer that the High Adventure band members were just getting out of their costumes after completing their comic book cover shoot for Marvel. I even went as far as creating wigs out of cotton for the Amaiza Foxtrain and Don-Wan Kihotay figures.  Every last detail was considered as I made these figures to recreate the look of the cover of the Marvel edition of Star Wars #8: Eight for Aduba-3.  It was lots of fun bringing these misfit spacers to life as I mashed them up with the band members of High Adventure.

It was really cool that High Adventure gave a nod to the niche artwork of the Star Wars custom action figure community.  It's an aspect of fandom that is often overlooked, but offers plenty of thrills once discovered.  It's really cool when fans from different sides of the Star Wars community can collaborate to make something truly special.


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(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W1OBgEKpDt4/VkPXgZEfFQI/AAAAAAAAGZs/b0yiILZ1kvE/s640/beter.jpg)


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Album cover photographer Andrew Kraemer photographing Darth Daddy's diorama.



THERE ARE A BUNCH OF LINKS TO HIGH ADVENTURE, LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN PHOTOGRAPHY, and THATSMYFACE IN THE POST ON THE BLOG: http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/high-adventure-high-five-album-cover.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/high-adventure-high-five-album-cover.html).



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High Adventure gave "Customs for the Kid" a signed copy from the band of the Marvel edition of Star Wars #8: Eight for Aduba-3.

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Post by: Tamer on November 15, 2015, 08:38:19 AM
Pretty cool Brain. Off to share on our pages.
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Post by: Starchaser on November 17, 2015, 12:07:04 AM
Awesome! What a fun (and probably nerve-wracking) project to do. I'd really like to have a better shot of the Hedji head sculpt (I was always a bit frustrated that they killed him off). The body sculpts and heads are amazing.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/14/15
Post by: darthdaddy on November 21, 2015, 09:25:57 AM
Awesome! What a fun (and probably nerve-wracking) project to do. I'd really like to have a better shot of the Hedji head sculpt (I was always a bit frustrated that they killed him off). The body sculpts and heads are amazing.

Here's a shot of Hedji!

"Hedji"
created by Darth Daddy



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HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE ACTUAL POST ON "HEDJI":
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/hedji-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/hedji-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/14/15
Post by: darthdaddy on November 21, 2015, 09:29:08 AM
Here is a better look at the Jaxxon action figure too!

"JAXXON"
created by Darth Daddy


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Here's the link for the Jaxxon post that I did:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/jaxxon-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/11/jaxxon-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/21/15
Post by: Tamer on November 22, 2015, 04:40:50 AM
Awesome Jaxxon, had to get that one on the front page. Hedji will see time there soon too. Neat idea that album cover.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on November 23, 2015, 04:06:11 PM
Great looking ol' skool Marvel era custom figures !
I grew up reading the Marvel Star Wars comics stuff and it holds great memories for me. So cool to see characters from those comics in custom action figure form!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/21/15
Post by: Starchaser on November 23, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
Brilliant!! Both Jaxxon and Hedji turned out great. I like this sculpt better than the beaver/wombat like face he had on the inside pages of the comics (didn't stop me from liking the character and being really upset when they killed him off  :'( though). Thanks for posting the single images.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/21/15
Post by: darthdaddy on December 08, 2015, 05:18:08 AM
Thanks everyone.  It was a really fun project.  I ended up keeping the Hedji and the Jaxxon figures for Elias' collection, but gave away the rest of the figures that I had made.  I now have a physical copy of the CD in hand and it was a pretty cool experience making Star Wars custom action figures for a band's album cover.  Never in a million years did I think this activity would have lead to that road.  It just shows that what we post in these forums can easily get massive exposure one day.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 11/21/15
Post by: darthdaddy on December 08, 2015, 05:21:31 AM
Nothing too intensive needed to create this custom action figure.  In fact, you can probably make this figure in less than a minute.  All you need is the new Black Series Kylo Ren figure that is exclusive to Wal-mart and the head and plastic cloak from the Armor-Up Kylo Ren action figure. With a few seconds of drilling to expand the hole on the Armor-Up head, you can do the head swap needed to make this figure. I'm sure a lot of people will be doing this quick modification if they haven't already.  The cost for the parts can be a little pricey, but the results are too good to not give it a go!

We personally feel that the Armor-Up parts that we used here should have already been included with this particular Black Series action figure.  When one considers the steep price tag, $15.83 on this so-called "collector's series" action figure, it's easy to call poor form on Hasbro's part for not following proper etiquette when not including all the proper accessories for a figure. Even more so when the parts were already manufactured.  We never collected their 6" Black Series line for this very reason.  Hasbro is a company cutting corners where they shouldn't. Collectors are frustrated. Consumers who used to spend thousands of dollars a year are walking away in droves. 



Super-Articulated
Unhooded "Kylo Ren"
created by Darth Daddy


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More a statement piece than a custom action figure post, but if you want to see more pictures of this figure, there are plenty more over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/12/super-articulated-unhooded-kylo-ren.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2015/12/super-articulated-unhooded-kylo-ren.html)
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Post by: Tamer on December 09, 2015, 03:58:47 AM
It does look good. Off to share.
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Post by: flame Trooper on December 09, 2015, 07:54:47 AM
It looks great with those new parts added on. Definite improvement over the standard Walmart ones.
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Post by: Sjefke on December 09, 2015, 09:08:03 AM
In fact, you can probably make this figure in less than a minute.  All you need is the new Black Series Kylo Ren figure that is exclusive to Wal-mart and the head and plastic cloak from the Armor-Up Kylo Ren action figure. With a few seconds of drilling to expand the hole on the Armor-Up head, you can do the head swap needed to make this figure.

We personally feel that the Armor-Up parts that we used here should have already been included with this particular Black Series action figure.  When one considers the steep price tag, $15.83 on this so-called "collector's series" action figure, it's easy to call poor form on Hasbro's part for not following proper etiquette when not including all the proper accessories for a figure. Even more so when the parts were already manufactured.  We never collected their 6" Black Series line for this very reason.  Hasbro is a company cutting corners where they shouldn't. Collectors are frustrated. Consumers who used to spend thousands of dollars a year are walking away in droves. 

Thanks for this DD.  Excellent upgrade which should save me a lot of effort. I like easy.

I will give it a go.  I read JTA's RDR on him, but I guess I glanced over the part about the one piece head, hood and shawl.  I was planning on cutting the head free, and then doing some sculpting, but while your solution will cost $15, I'm sure my time and frustration is worth at least that much.  Now all I have to do is find the exclusive armor up figure.  As it is, it took four weeks of early, early morning runs to Wally to finally score. SA 3.75 Kylo and 3 FO Stormies on Monday.  Is it really worth it?

I tend to save editorials for the blogs, but I totally agree with your second paragraph.  While it is within my abilities to tighten up paint apps and make modifications to the figures, why should I have to when I'm shelling out $13 a $14 for a 4 inch plastic toy.  For that price, they should be as close to perfect as a manufacturer can make them.  Hasbro has obviously lost their pride.

 Your statement really hit home with me.  I started out buying these for the kids and then I realized how much I enjoyed collecting these wondrous realistic sculptures for myself.  Between the cost, the deteriorating quality of the product and the time wasted trying to find Hasbro's poorly distributed product, I will soon be joining the droves that are walking away.

Again, excellent upgrade. 
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Post by: Starchaser on December 13, 2015, 05:27:28 PM
That was a great tip to really improve the figure. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 05, 2016, 08:36:52 AM
Thanks everyone!  Here is my first figure of 2016!

So It has been a few weeks since The Force Awakens has been released in theaters, and here at home we are already looking ahead.  Already we are missing Star Wars Rebels and can't wait until its return this January.  After a very successful first half of their second season, we can't wait to see what is in store for us in the last half.  The other night we started to watch the Stealth Strike episode and shortly after I had the itch to get a certain project done that I had been putting off since Season One, make Chopper in Imperial disguise.  Ever since he appeared this way in the Rebel Resolve episode I knew I wanted to make this version of Chopper.  Just a simple repaint of the retail release, there wasn't anything complicated to make this one.  Elias was really pleased with the results and was more than happy to add him to his Rebels shelf.

"CHOPPER DISGUISED AS AN IMPERIAL DROID"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6l4i5kGTSSA/Vos4XfoQJnI/AAAAAAAAGuI/_bGdtwywfw4/s600/signal-2015-12-31-234735-2.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a_ubaAJ2bek/Vos4VJ8nidI/AAAAAAAAGtY/OAM-YsBPYx0/s600/2016-01-01%2B01.05.52.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE IMAGES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/chopper-disguised-as-imperial-droid.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/chopper-disguised-as-imperial-droid.html)
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Post by: Tamer on January 06, 2016, 02:53:16 AM
Looks good. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/05/15
Post by: hemble on January 06, 2016, 04:50:17 AM
Great work mate it's simple but really looks great.

Ron
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Post by: koth on January 06, 2016, 12:01:50 PM
Nice job. Love it!
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 08, 2016, 03:21:30 PM
Thanks so much!

In The Clone Wars first season episode Trespass, Anakin and Obi-Wan were caught in the middle of an escalating conflict between the furry territorial inhabitants of a desolate ice world and the greedy representatives of a nearby moon while investigating the disappearance of a clone security force.  The Talz species was first introduced in A New Hope in the iconic Cantina bar scene with the character of bar patron Muftak.  We loved that this species was brought back for an educational episode about the perils of advocating ethnocentrism.  So much so, that we wanted to pay tribute to the episode by immortalizing one of the Talz characters in plastic. 

Medcha Wanto was a Talz who was scribe to the Talz chieftain Thi-Sen.  Hasbro produced an action figure of Thi-Sen that was one of the best figures we got from The Clone Wars action figure line. With removable accessories, the action figure gave consumers the ability to army build all the Talz warriors that they liked.

Good friend and Star Wars customizer, Peak-OB1 had the brilliant idea of adding accessories to the base figure to create the Medcha Wanto action figure.  To do so he fabricated a headdress and removable clothing to create the character.  We really admired his brilliance, and were very thankful when he let us borrow his sculpted headdress to mold and cast to make one of our own.  The casting process wasn't perfect (air bubbles are the enemy) so I had to make a few adjustments to his original sculpt to repair the cast that was made.  After that I made a sculpt of his clothing and parchment from Green stuff to complete the figure.  Like Peak-OB1 Custom Creations, I made the accessories removable. We really liked how the figure came out!

"Medcha Wanto"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pr8zAoc8gC4/Vo_GrlrAkGI/AAAAAAAAGxM/J2x_KY-4tDE/s640/2016-01-08%2B08.18.09%2B1.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE IMAGES: http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/medcha-wanto-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/medcha-wanto-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Starchaser on January 09, 2016, 04:27:39 PM
Great job! He turned out really well.
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Post by: Stan on January 09, 2016, 05:09:02 PM
Sweet figure, I got a Talz in my line up this year! I going try using some faux fur! Figure cross!
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Post by: AjuntaPall on January 09, 2016, 11:59:23 PM
Awesome, love the thalz and that episode! I also like that chopper in Imperial disguise great job. Cant wait for rebels to return.
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Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2016, 05:24:27 AM
Very nice. I remember that episode. It has been awhile since I have seen it. Off to share.
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 12, 2016, 03:28:42 PM
Thanks! I was really excited about doing this one.  So glad he is part of the collection now.

This is more for informational purposes than a custom post.  Yesterday we received our "First Order Legion" set that was exclusive to Amazon.com.  We were thrilled when we saw that the accessories from these figures are removable and could just as easily be used on the Wal-mart exclusive Black Series "First Order Stormtrooper" action figures.  We immediately added the accessories and made super-articulated versions of our two favorite characters from the set.

Super-Articulated "First Order Heavy Artillery Stormtrooper" & "First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper"
created by Customs for the Kid


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IWHBvMjhE1g/VpQCsi8L4jI/AAAAAAAAG0w/ldV-_8Lxsf0/s640/2016-01-11%2B01.53.40%2B1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hRBrwTQJBy8/VpQCrAvvZWI/AAAAAAAAG0U/i0Hz8CPMrCY/s640/2016-01-11%2B01.49.52%2B1.jpg)

Check the link:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/super-articulated-first-order-riot.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/super-articulated-first-order-riot.html)
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Post by: AjuntaPall on January 12, 2016, 05:39:51 PM
Great job DD, folks are going crazy over the Riot trooper with shock baton aka TR-8R (traitor) online. Looking good brotha
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Post by: Tamer on January 13, 2016, 03:44:36 AM
Makes great sense to me. Off to share.
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Post by: Sjefke on January 13, 2016, 09:06:49 AM
Love it.
I wish you guys would show your WIPs too.
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Post by: hemble on January 14, 2016, 04:52:18 PM
Great work.

Ron
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Post by: Starchaser on January 15, 2016, 05:35:01 PM
Brilliant again! They look fantastic and just plain make sense.
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Post by: Tamer on January 16, 2016, 05:49:16 AM
I just got my pack in from Amazon. Talk about an amazing packaging job too. I might have to order one more set just to rip out the accesories and add to my Wally World better articulated FO Stormies.
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 18, 2016, 09:28:52 AM
Finally had time to sculpt and paint the sleeves on this action figure after it was set aside for over a year.  So glad I wrapped this up and we can place him on the shelf alongside our other two Clone Wars  Chancellor Palpatine action figures.

There are many fans of the show that wished that this character was made in The Clone Wars style, but it just never happened.  There is a good chance if it were created, this would have been what it looked like.


CLONE WARS
"CHANCELLOR PALPATINE"
created by Darth Daddy


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rlpS3QrxnwM/VpyHK07r1XI/AAAAAAAAG30/4JPpQxeLrxM/s840/20160117_123631.jpg)

Check the link for more:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/01/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html)
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Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2016, 05:26:27 AM
Nice. More comments on the front page.
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Post by: CloneCrazy on January 19, 2016, 10:05:31 AM
Amazing work! Your customs are always top notch and its awesome to see the Clone Wars get the attention it deserves!
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Post by: Starchaser on January 19, 2016, 04:54:14 PM
What an outstanding rendering of Palpatine. Keep up the inspiring work.
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Post by: AjuntaPall on January 20, 2016, 07:31:42 PM
Great work brian! Glad to see this
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 22, 2016, 09:16:37 PM
Love it.
I wish you guys would show your WIPs too.
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Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2016, 07:49:04 AM
Brian, your sculpting is getting way good.
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Post by: darthdaddy on January 23, 2016, 08:21:23 AM
Brian, your sculpting is getting way good.

Thanks Tamer!  Lot's of practice.  Sanding the sculpt helps too.
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Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2016, 08:21:54 AM
Whatever your doing, it is having some amazing results.
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Post by: darthdaddy on February 07, 2016, 03:59:22 AM
Thanks Tamer!

Last night "Customs for the Kid" hosted our first video podcast discussing Hasbro Star Wars action figures and how changes to the product line is affecting Star Wars customizers.  It will most likely be our only podcast, because we're more customizers than podcasters, but our guests have been discussing this issue with us for a long time now, and we all decided to share our thoughts with a broader audience.  Guest list: Sith_fire30, Luke Sprywalker, and Peak-OB1 Custom Creations.

Click the link to view the podcast:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/02/customs-for-kid-presents-left-on-shelf.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/02/customs-for-kid-presents-left-on-shelf.html)


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Post by: Tamer on February 07, 2016, 05:27:57 AM
I embedded your video here and on the pages. I am gonna give it a serious watch soon. I have a feeling I know where the conversation will go, but you guys are at the heart of the hobby and no doubt many of us feel the same way.
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Post by: darthdaddy on March 05, 2016, 05:30:47 AM
Queen Amidala's loyal protector during the Trade Federation invasion crisis was Captain Panaka. Panaka was often referred to as "the quickest eyes on Naboo" for his attention to detail and selfless dedication to the safety of the Queen. 

To create this super-articulated version of the character, I used the Captain Typho action figure from The Legacy Collection as my base figure.  I borrowed the head and gloves from the original figure and modified the Typho where needed.  Mostly it was the clothing that needed modifying and I was able to do that with a new sculpting medium I started using called ProCreate.  Instead of making the hat removable, I just made the head swappable.  Since I had two Panaka heads, I removed the hat from one, and sculpted in his hair.

SUPER-ARTICULATED
"CAPTAIN PANAKA"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iomsOqELNec/VtrLaovSzQI/AAAAAAAAG-g/etHWv7RbHsY/s840/2016-03-02%2B06.09.50%2B1%2B%25281%2529.jpg)


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Us8lZXc8XmI/VvBOQqIsMWI/AAAAAAAABTg/FOE1C4FEJ-8ujtERoliuLZWlGf0xoV8DA/s1600/2016-03-20%2B04.47.38%2B1.jpg)


TO READ THE REST OF THE BLOG POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/03/super-articulated-captain-panaka.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/03/super-articulated-captain-panaka.html)
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Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2016, 01:19:02 AM
Great update. That ProCreate sounds sweet. Off to share.

Update: I did a small amount of digging and found this. It sounds pretty daggone nice folks:

http://amzn.to/1psssLS
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Post by: Starchaser on March 11, 2016, 07:49:15 PM
A super-articulated Panaka - awesome. Really great job on the figure, your sculpting continues to amaze me.
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Post by: AjuntaPall on March 11, 2016, 10:30:24 PM
Great Job Brian!!
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Post by: darthdaddy on March 13, 2016, 05:55:47 AM
Thank you all!

Elias painted the bulk of this droid, while I jumped in at the last minute to sharpen up the paint on the yellow markings.  Then we added a cost of sealer to complete the quick repaint of Hasbro's figure.  It is a nice way to bookend the smuggler action figure on the shelf.

This quick project was a nice way to add something special to our Star Wars Rebels collection without devoting a lot of time to making a new figure.

"VIZAGO DROID"
created by Customs for the Kid


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6aVuVHQMu-g/VuN2YtcfpvI/AAAAAAAAQjc/cS2MlDEJ-VgyhFvOlrJkpa7KjUHmxBpcA/s840/2016-03-11%2B09.40.02%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OyJnqjBPWKw/VuN2YjzGFeI/AAAAAAAAQjk/1PVDRkjrroAkZJFlABIu138x21TS5rI5A/s640/2016-03-11%2B09.39.21%2B1.jpg)

CHECK OUT THE POST FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/03/vizago-droid-created-by-customs-for-kid.html
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Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2016, 06:04:01 AM
I so like that droid. I can remember when there was case after case after case of this wave at my wally worlds (think it had a slave leia with two sets of legs in it too). Of course I liked all the McQuarrie Figs.

Looks perfect to me from what I remember from that episode too. Off to share on the pages.
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Post by: Stan on March 17, 2016, 07:43:39 PM
Man, that Panaka is so inspiring!  Great job, kudos!!!!!!
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Post by: darthdaddy on March 20, 2016, 04:06:12 AM
Thanks so much!

One more Rebels post before we return to some Star Wars characters from the film series. Hasbro's Star Wars Rebels Captain Rex figure looked great, but we knew we wanted to embellish it a bit by increasing the articulation.  Dad took the ball jointed shoulders of a Yarna d'al' Gargan to articulate Rex's elbows and the knees from a Clone Trooper Pilot to get his legs to bend above the boots.  Dad hollowed out Rex's gauntlets and boots to accept the nubs Dad left attached to the ball joints that he glued to Rex's extremities.  Dad then used a styrene rod to create pins to attach to the hands articulating Rex's wrists.  Dad's efforts took an already amazing looking action figure, and made it that much better by increasing the poseability.

At some point, Dad said he is going to give him a proper paint application...


STAR WARS REBELS
"CAPTAIN REX"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-diSqErBwlNk/Vu3xCX41NwI/AAAAAAAABSc/_qP_TcLJrZ8AMDOUcoDiOMtM1eJnp4DoQ/s640/2016-03-19%2B03.49.27%2B1.jpg)

CHECK OUT THE BLOG FOR MORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/03/star-wars-rebels-captain-rex-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/03/star-wars-rebels-captain-rex-created-by.html)


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Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2016, 05:41:14 AM
Looks great. Sure wish they would do this to all the figures, but I guess its no use to get the whining started. Off to share.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on March 24, 2016, 02:13:50 AM
Great looking Captain Panaka, Vizago's green droid, and especially Rebels Captain Rex!
I too want to add articulation to a Rebels Rex figure, that is if I could ever find one without paying a small fortune for one. Great job on your Rebels Rex though!
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 01, 2016, 08:06:45 PM
Great looking Captain Panaka, Vizago's green droid, and especially Rebels Captain Rex!
I too want to add articulation to a Rebels Rex figure, that is if I could ever find one without paying a small fortune for one. Great job on your Rebels Rex though!

Thanks Kevin! I owe a big thanks to you for help in creating my latest custom action figure!

For the month of April, Customs for the Kid will be posting a new Cantina custom every week for the next five weeks.  The first in the lineup is Atheloe. Now Atheloe goes my a number of names, The Colonel, Solomahal, and the Hare Mouse.  The head was a cast produced by I-AM-BOBA-FETT from Riff Valley Designs and was purchased through Facebook.  I laid synthetic hair onto the headcast where his moustache was located to give the figure a special touch. I stole some hair off of one of Elias' old stuffed animals to make it happen.

The jacket was handcrafted and the body of the figure was a 100% sculpted.  I used the Rancor Keeper body as my base figure, sanded it down and sculpted onto what remained.  I stained and modified the jacket from a Black Series Endor Han Solo. First I cut the jacket shorter, and then I created pockets from the scraps left behind.  I tried to keep the stitching wherever I could to give it a more finished look.

Atheloe was a male Lutrillian who lived during the Galactic Civil War. He was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on the day that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker chartered Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon for passage to Alderaanin 0 BBY. Atheloe had a seat in front of the entrance and close to the bar. Atheloe is not very visible, and he receives little screen time, only briefly visible sitting near a pillar directly in front of the cantina entrance. Atheloe is more prominently featured in a rough cut of the cantina sequence.

"ATHELOE aka THE COLONEL"
created by Darth Daddy



(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f0VS4eIekxU/Vv8nazCQExI/AAAAAAAAHFU/g0o6k6TnGLcGpp4JEMTCmplBhlsrQN8vQ/s1040/2016-04-01%2B08.31.36%2B1.jpg)


CHECK OUT THE BLOG FOR MORE PICTURES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/atheloe-aka-colonel-created-by-darth.html




WE ALSO UPDATED THE BLOG's BANNER IMAGE THIS WEEK:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_077y6J6NXU/VvwlaNdtsVI/AAAAAAAABXY/I55K-W3MRN8f9fnVpUIynTrHlLG3HA0GQ/s1177/2016-03-29%2B01.35.11%2B1-3.jpg)
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Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2016, 06:37:24 AM
Looks perfect to me Brian. Flawless victory (does this date me?). Anyhow, great news on the new custom each week for the next five weeks too. Off to share.
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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 02, 2016, 08:01:28 AM
I have to say this is one of the best versions i have seen , and well done on the jacket . I look forward to the cantina updates .
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on April 02, 2016, 11:26:29 AM
DarthDaddy, Your custom Atheloe figure looks amazing. Great job! Love the soft goods.
Thank you for the shout out for my custom Atheloe head sculpt/resin cast head
and my Riff Valley Design Works page.
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Post by: Sjefke on April 03, 2016, 05:18:31 AM
Really nice.  The jacket is  amazing. What figure did you use for the base because those Lutrellians have very wide ends?
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 03, 2016, 07:50:53 AM
I have to say this is one of the best versions i have seen , and well done on the jacket . I look forward to the cantina updates .

All it took was some strategic cutting and some krazy glue with the Endor Han jacket to make it.  I'm confident a beginner could pull it off.
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 03, 2016, 07:55:09 AM
DarthDaddy, Your custom Atheloe figure looks amazing. Great job! Love the soft goods.
Thank you for the shout out for my custom Atheloe head sculpt/resin cast head
and my Riff Valley Design Works page.

Thanks for helping me create it!  Always enjoy promoting people in our community.  I may fall behind on posting comments on people's work, but I try to make up for it by promoting everyone's stuff in features on the blog.  Your casts are a wonderful resource for customizers.
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 03, 2016, 08:00:22 AM
Really nice.  The jacket is  amazing. What figure did you use for the base because those Lutrellians have very wide ends?

Thank you.  The jacket is really easy to recreate. Even for a beginner. 

The only figure I used a was the BAD Rancor Keeper Malakili.  I just sanded him and sculpted onto what was left behind.

The hair was the hardest part because I never tried that before.
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Post by: Sjefke on April 04, 2016, 05:13:15 AM
Thanks.  The jacket was really easy to recreate.  Even for a beginner....

The hair was the hardest part because I never tried that before.

Well the whiskers turned out great too.  It's not that hard.  Even for a beginner.   ;D
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Post by: Starchaser on April 04, 2016, 07:09:21 PM
Brilliant! The whiskers turned out really well and the jacket looks excellent. Really nice work on this figure!
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 08, 2016, 03:07:27 PM
Brilliant! The whiskers turned out really well and the jacket looks excellent. Really nice work on this figure!

Thanks!
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 08, 2016, 03:10:09 PM
Rycar Ryjerd was the father of Rayc Ryjerd. He was born on Corellia. Oftentimes, he found employment in the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine, training people to be pilots or to help smugglers make a run. At one point, he was a partner of Nabrun Leids, but they later went their own ways, while maintaining a friendly competition. Ryjerd was an expert gun-runner, and flew weapons for Jabba between Nar Shaddaa and Tatooine. He had a droll sense of humor, and was considered by others to be an idiot. His personal bodyguard was Shud Haloo.  His ship was named the Tower.

Rycar was present in Mos Eisley Cantina when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi chartered a flight off Tatooine on the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo and Chewbacca.

The body for the figure was an Endor Han Solo.  The head is 100% sculpted with Procreate (http://amzn.to/1Yl2lSp) onto an Ugnaught head that was severely modified into something completely new.


"RYCAR RYJERD"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ROs7MwhfIVI/VwfvlOf1NFI/AAAAAAAABaQ/UoMAm5V-pCU675NFCxZ6RAQ_roOqGpVhQ/s640/2016-04-08%2B12.37.10%2B1.jpg)

Check out the blog for more info:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/rycar-ryjerd-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/rycar-ryjerd-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2016, 06:42:39 AM
Looks good to me. Nice update. Off to share.
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Post by: Forceflow on April 09, 2016, 07:49:32 PM
I love how huge the holster and blaster are on him! Great work!
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on April 10, 2016, 02:38:29 AM
Great looking Rycar Ryjerd figure!
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Post by: AjuntaPall on April 10, 2016, 11:56:01 AM
Nice work brian!
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 12, 2016, 07:45:57 PM
Thank you all!

This is a 100% sculpted action figure made with ProCreate. I used the Vintage Bespin Luke Skywalker as a base, sanded it down and sculpted on top of it. The hands are from the Vintage Ponda Baba action figure. The head was from a POTF2 4-LOM that I completely sculpted over. I actually grabbed a pair of scissors and used my own hair to create this action figure. I guess that means this creation of mine can be used as a voodoo doll.

"TZIZVVT"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0utchD8fO7U/Vw2mRb6b4zI/AAAAAAAAHGA/5RKqSzOMUzwiH7EjMoeXSClYKcuO9cxCACLcB/s640/2016-04-12%2B06.00.16%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE INFO. & PICTURES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/tzizvvt-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/tzizvvt-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2016, 03:12:18 AM
Looks perfect to me. That Bespin Luke has been used as a base for countless great figures. Sure wish Hasbro would bring that one back. Off to share.
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Post by: Starchaser on April 13, 2016, 07:57:49 PM
Tzizvvt looks great! But don't let Elias get his hands on him, who knows what figure he'll make you create - you know, voodoo and all:) The sculpt job is really excellent.
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Post by: Sjefke on April 14, 2016, 08:53:17 PM
Love it.  He's one of the great background cantina aliens.
You neglected to mention that you used Panda Baba's flipper hands. (Good choice)
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Post by: AjuntaPall on April 14, 2016, 10:07:28 PM
Great turn out brian! The use of human or animal hairs in dolls/figures is ancient. Nice!
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 23, 2016, 12:18:26 PM
tHANK YOU ALL! nOW THE OTHER LUTRILLIAN...

Ownellco was a male Lutrillian who lived during the Galactic Civil War. In 0 BBY, he was standing near the bar in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, chatting with the Qiraash female Leesub Sirln, on the day that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker chartered Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon for passage to Alderaan. 

The head I used was a heavily modified cast that was originally created by I-AM-BOBA-FETT of Riff Valley Designs.  The Lutrillian head cast I used for my Ownellco was of the character of Solomahal as he appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special.  The version of the character that I wanted to make was the second Lutrillian that had appeared in the cantina of Star Wars: A New Hope named Ownellco. While not a perfect match for the character I was making, the head was different enough than the head I used for "Atheloe aka The Colonel" earlier this month.  I just had to Dremel off the scarf that was part of the cast and sculpt in the bottom of his face.

The jacket was handcrafted, and the body of the figure was a 100% sculpted.  I used the Rancor Keeper body as my base figure, sanded it down and sculpted onto what remained.  I stained and modified the jacket from a Black Series Endor Han Solo. First I cut the jacket shorter, and then I created pockets from the scraps left behind.  I tried to keep the stitching wherever I could to give it a more finished look.

"Ownellco"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EWRaphO3ALI/VxpENa0jYFI/AAAAAAAAHJA/8PEIdL085u81tnDPdzBNV5-a3OUP62uRACLcB/s1600/2016-04-22%2B08.32.26%2B1.jpg)

plenty more pics over at the blog:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/ownellco-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/ownellco-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2016, 05:19:25 AM
Looks nice, off to share.
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 26, 2016, 06:12:37 AM
Last of the bunch.

"MELAS"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uZQhS1IFB-E/Vx5GW0JzaHI/AAAAAAAAHK8/-ECNZ531tjEJqtQ64iDc4kzT47tXoFOWACLcB/s840/2016-04-22%2B08.45.38%2B1.jpg)

SEE MORE PICS IN THE BLOG POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/melas-cftk-version-2-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/melas-cftk-version-2-created-by-darth.html)
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Post by: darthdaddy on April 26, 2016, 06:28:41 AM
Here are all the group shots including some old and new Cantina customs made by either myself or Elias.

"Cantina Denizens"
created by Customs for the Kid


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CKu8z1D5UyA/Vx5X3qoghMI/AAAAAAAAHMU/3n97piGHCrclQjpS4o_2wDHJuRiJodswwCLcB/s1600/2016-04-22%2B08.43.29%2B1.jpg)


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hS_JOler7hM/Vx5YE1rQhfI/AAAAAAAAHNk/XUJHUJEJBW4hc3U_r7c-pUW7w6btyzITwCLcB/s1600/2016-04-22%2B08.52.34%2B1.jpg)


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-esjeiA-Wmng/Vx5XvKV4DPI/AAAAAAAAHLo/tROYwzt_WH8R98GOstVWRelyetLLmEMIQCLcB/s1600/2016-04-22%2B08.39.31%2B1.jpg)

Picture links for individual figures:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/cantina-denizens-created-by-customs-for.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/04/cantina-denizens-created-by-customs-for.html)
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on April 27, 2016, 12:55:51 AM
Thanks for the shout out on the Lutrillian cast head. I appreciate that. Really liking the Ownellco and Melas figures you made.
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Post by: Tamer on April 27, 2016, 02:34:18 AM
Nice looking group. Off to share.
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Post by: Sjefke on April 28, 2016, 09:42:43 AM
That's an enviable set of Cantina denizens.
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Post by: Starchaser on April 28, 2016, 09:47:29 PM
Fabulous collection. You should have a very full cantina now:) I particularly like how Melas turned out.
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Post by: darthdaddy on May 01, 2016, 06:50:26 PM
CUSTOMIZING "THE CLONE WARS":
https://youtu.be/a29REb0RaBM (https://youtu.be/a29REb0RaBM)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/26/16
Post by: darthdaddy on May 04, 2016, 09:00:13 AM

May the 4th be with you!  To celebrate today's festivities, we figured we'd release a project that was inspired by the first scenes that we were introduced to the crew of the Ghost on "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion".  We knew it was a project we needed to do once Ezra's Speeder Bike was released.

Imperial Combat Drivers or AT-DP Pilots were a special brand of Imperial pilots, that operated exclusively with the All Terrain Defense Pod walkers and several other Imperial vehicles such 614-AvA Speeder Bikes and Imperial Troop Transports. When driving ITTs, they were outfitted with darker-colored suits.

AT-DP Pilots were well trained, and were equipped with heavy armor.An 614-AvA Speeder Bike (also known as an Imperial Speeder Bike) were a series of speeder bikes used by the Galactic Empire. Manufactured by Aratech Repulsor Company, these speeder bikes were armed with twin laser cannons located at the front and work alongside All Terrain Defense Pod walkers and TIE Fighters to form a high-speed strike force, cutting down escaping rebels.

Speeder Bikes were ideal for long-distance scouting missions and patrolling large areas with minimal use of fuel or personnel. More nimble than Troop Transports, they allowed Stormtroopers to survey difficult terrain or chase after fleeing suspects. It could also tow up to two crates.

To complete this project, we just needed to do a repaint the armor of the AT-DP Pilot to match the colors of the Imperial Combat Drivers on Speeder Bikes, and to repaint Ezra's Speeder Bike white. Elias painted the Speeder Bike and Darth Daddy repainted the Imperial Combat Driver.  It took about half a day of work, and we love the results.


"STAR WARS REBELS"
IMPERIAL COMBAT DRIVER & 614-AvA SPEEDER BIKE

created by Customs for the Kid


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U6h68iKsXbY/Vym5y15MvGI/AAAAAAAAHUA/NAHcIRp77sQOVIYU2Fq5HcJwugae4syJgCLcB/s640/2016-05-01%2B02.44.28%2B1.jpg)

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(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jx2N0lquH7M/Vym58s4-1yI/AAAAAAAAHUg/rzogPi1oXj4OwzvID7gajaK4Zz1ibN2FACLcB/s640/2016-05-01%2B03.04.01%2B1-1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Jy93s-7Ih9Q/Vym6D20c9EI/AAAAAAAAHUw/-aI02oFRYTEwTk2NmOrtb1wn0SFVFHLyQCLcB/s640/2016-05-01%2B02.52.26%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sjfAB86ZY3o/Vym5tIEg1hI/AAAAAAAAHT4/9Tdde5qKuX85wuiowXbcJzPtSnjU2ASJwCLcB/s640/2016-05-01%2B01.24.31%2B1-1.jpg)


PLENTY MORE PICTURES AT THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/star-wars-rebels-imperial-combat-driver.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/star-wars-rebels-imperial-combat-driver.html)
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Post by: Tamer on May 05, 2016, 02:50:12 AM
These look great! I like it all. So thinking about creating an AT-DP Driver outfit in the future. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/04/16
Post by: darthdaddy on May 15, 2016, 03:52:13 AM
R4-M1 was an R4-series agromech droid that was present inside the Jedi Temple around 21 BBY. When Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu were trapped on the Endurance at Vanqor, R2-D2 rushed into the Temple to play their distress message, jostling the R4 unit as he sped past. It was seen with an unidentified blue R5 unit. It was later seen aboard CC-3636's transport during the Mission to Aleen and then on Adi Gallia's flagship during the Battle of Patitite Pattuna, and was able to escape the cruiser before it exploded.  We even spotted this droid smashing into the wall of a home located in a village ravaged by Maul and Savage in the season finale for Season Four of the show.

R4-M1 was the droid equivalent to Pune Zignat in The Clone Wars television series.  The droid can be seen numerous times in the background of many episodes.  A frequently used character asset, I have been wanting to make this droid for quite a long time now.  To create the figure, I used the lower half of the The Clone Wars R7-D4 and the head of a Build A Droid R4-J1. 



CLONE WARS
"R4-M1"
created by Elias


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JpPaLkGLPGU/VzfAGgfQEGI/AAAAAAAABgs/Wuzbyb7Wju4Z0miDDL8GuB09seejUKZ1wCLcB/s440/2016-05-14%2B05.32.16%2B1.jpg)


CHECK THE BLOG POST FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/clone-wars-r4-m1-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/clone-wars-r4-m1-created-by-elias.html)



Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/15/16
Post by: Tamer on May 15, 2016, 04:41:18 AM
Looks good, off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/15/16
Post by: Starchaser on May 16, 2016, 06:16:45 PM
Too fun! Good eye catching all those sightings of the droid. The paint job is great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/15/16
Post by: darthdaddy on May 20, 2016, 06:21:44 PM
Elias thanks you both!

If someone asked me a few months ago, if I planned on making the Nik Sant action figure anytime soon, my answer most likely would have been, no.  Maybe at some point I would have gotten to it, but because of a comment Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni made back in March of this year in which he stated that Captain Rex was the white bearded Endor Rebel soldier that we watched in Return of the Jedi, once affectionately referred to as Nik Sant by fans due to his resemblance to Saint Nick; suddenly, the desire to create this version of him in plastic shot right to the top of the list of things I wanted to get done!

Rex was one of the coolest characters to come out of The Clone Wars television series.  The idea that Rex lived to fight on Endor and had front row seats to the destruction of the second Death Star just warms the heart.

I actually bid on an action figure version of him on eBay right after the story dropped. The price went over a $100, and I gracefully bowed out knowing I could make a No-Paint-Kit-Bash replica that was exactly like the one in the auction for about $40.  Maybe even for less if I still had some of the parts I needed in my fodder.

To make this custom action figure, I used the hat and body of the 1st Release 2010 Star Wars Vintage Collection - Return Of The Jedi  Endor Rebel Soldier. The vest and backpack I grabbed off an extra 1st version of the Endor Rebel Soldier from the 2002 Star Wars Return Of The Jedi SAGA collection. Lastly, the head I popped off the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Templar Knight action figure.

All it took was a wardrobe change and headswap to make this great looking figure!



"ENDOR CAPTAIN REX aka NIK SANT"
created by Darth Daddy

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-arUtBWBEk1c/Vz819cN1HSI/AAAAAAAABlA/aZtGHTzxVI4M---5QQrFARMhFfnmX1A0wCLcB/s640/2016-05-20%2B09.00.44%2B1.jpg)


CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/endor-captain-rex-aka-nik-sant-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/05/endor-captain-rex-aka-nik-sant-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: Starchaser on May 20, 2016, 10:54:53 PM
Okay that's just brilliant! Thanks for the recipe too. I might just have to "borrow" it for my own version. The Grail Knight's head really works well for this figure. Kudos.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: Tamer on May 21, 2016, 05:28:55 AM
Brian that is a great figure. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 22, 2016, 05:54:17 AM
Great work Brian, thanks for sharing the recipe!  :) I already have a cardback design finished for him, not sure about the name designation now, though.
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Post by: Sjefke on May 22, 2016, 02:07:35 PM
That is a great OTC custom.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on May 22, 2016, 11:06:11 PM
Great looking Endor Rex. Got one in the works for myself too.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 23, 2016, 03:31:17 PM
Great job ! I like the head  you used , i used an obi wan head from the 95 release and just sculpted a thicker beard .
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 23, 2016, 05:24:18 PM
Nick Saint! That is exactly how I made mine.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/16
Post by: darthdaddy on May 26, 2016, 05:16:45 PM
Revisited two older figures that annoyed me every time I looked at them.  I finally put these two to bed.  Readjusted the headsculpt on Bo Katan and on Ione Marcy.  Also made adjustments to Ione Marcy's torso and gave her knee articulation too.

"BO KATAN"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EdPKj8NoyaU/V0Ys-muMUCI/AAAAAAAAQsU/nxCK8BrZV2wYsYRPUAM4fGa6M9m_gyULACKgB/s1600/2016-05-24%2B06.00.25%2B1.jpg)

PLENTY MORE PICS IN THE POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/bo-katan-created-by-darth-daddy-jay.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/02/bo-katan-created-by-darth-daddy-jay.html)



"IONE MARCY"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kkv7BQAjuSc/V0YrYBUJuSI/AAAAAAAAQr0/cLHDqvyuAA0Nl6fU3TAWH8JS9NkDInieACLcB/s1600/2016-05-24%2B04.56.31%2B1%2B%25281%2529.jpg)

PLENTY MORE PICS IN THE POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/ione-marcy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2013/06/ione-marcy.html)
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Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/26/16
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2016, 02:40:57 AM
Off to share.
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Post by: Starchaser on May 27, 2016, 10:37:53 PM
Bo and Ione both look really good (I like the freckles on Bo-Katan). Thanks again for the recipe on ROTJ commando Rex too - I had the parts in my fodder tote and built one for myself:)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/26/16
Post by: OC47150 on May 29, 2016, 05:10:19 AM
Loving the CW customs. You're giving me some ideas!

Hasbro really dropped the ball on this line, IMO. Had so much potential for some interesting characters.
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Post by: Stronox on May 29, 2016, 12:52:31 PM
You always inspire me with how much creativity you have man!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/26/16
Post by: darthdaddy on June 03, 2016, 03:02:37 AM
You always inspire me with how much creativity you have man!!

Thanks so much!  You are an inspiration as well!

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/26/16
Post by: darthdaddy on June 03, 2016, 03:04:59 AM
Here at home we are hoping to work some more on filling out Jabba's Palace with some of the unproduced characters from the action figure line. Our latest addition is Jess.

In 4 ABY, Jess was a Human female musician present in Jabba's Palace, hoping to eventually leave the establishment by joining a band. Jess was often seen in the company of Bib Fortuna stroking his lekku. He reciprocated the gesture, often leading her around the throne room by hand. She was in Bib's company when the dancing girl Oola was fed to the rancor. Later, she was left to slumber alone on Jabba's dais, as Bib Fortuna lay in wait with his master, ready to spring the trap as Leia Organa, disguised as Boushh, released Han Solo from carbonite.

To create the action figure, I used the lower legs of an Indiana Jones Marion Ravenwood action figure, the upper torso and arms of a Vintage Slave Leia, and an original headsculpt that I created.


"JESS"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aaOSgeZJjvE/V1FMTzprleI/AAAAAAAABtg/ehjFRfKucCkMktC0B-OYR3UIgeMS7UXqACLcB/s840/2016-05-29%2B02.48.57%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kNMYWhmpgl8/V1FJ3DscV5I/AAAAAAAABtI/DgQPAoNKplYOiTgxtUnjsgVYZcwTdmeMQCLcB/s840/2016-05-29%2B02.55.50%2B1.jpg)

PLENTY MORE PICS AT THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/jess-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/jess-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/03/16
Post by: Stronox on June 03, 2016, 04:52:47 AM
These parts work! I like your dry brushing!!!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/03/16
Post by: Coruscant_Cantina_Customs on June 03, 2016, 09:38:40 AM
Excellent sculpt and paint work, as always.  You're an inspiration!
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Post by: Tamer on June 03, 2016, 09:57:39 AM
On the front page.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/03/16
Post by: darthdaddy on June 03, 2016, 04:10:32 PM
These parts work! I like your dry brushing!!!

Thanks for teaching me how to dry brush!  I never would have started or learned how if you didn't explain it to me over the phone.
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Post by: Stan on June 04, 2016, 06:50:02 PM
One fantastic sculpt!
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Post by: Starchaser on June 07, 2016, 06:55:15 PM
Jess looks great! Paint job is outstanding, and the head sculpt is really excellent. Your work is amazing.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/03/16
Post by: darthdaddy on June 17, 2016, 06:21:40 PM
THE CLONE WARS "R5-S9" created by Elias

R5-S9 was an R5-series astromech droid that worked for the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. During the Senate hostage crisis in 22 BBY, R5-S9 was working at the Republic Executive Building in the power control room when Cad Bane's posse entered the room. It was destroyed by one of Bane's IG-86 sentinel droids.

To create the figure, I used the lower half of the The Clone Wars R7-D4 and the head of a Build A Droid R5-D4.


THE CLONE WARS
"R5-S9"
created by Elias



(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-71NB36LDIMk/V2RzFoAeGsI/AAAAAAAAQws/kuL_9J2QqNIxMKVyJYxLcEcKZ1jbxjMTgCLcB/s640/2016-06-17%2B02.08.24%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MQAQ-R8vDrA/V2RzFAnxpEI/AAAAAAAAQwo/Tcyo3XTetBo3rXr9Ssh9IddeOsQi3i8DQCLcB/s640/2016-06-17%2B02.10.47%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1GfdErSvWCQ/V2RzOqMgsoI/AAAAAAAAQxk/5CIZso5W3DQDfieqne5uLOBF11d6hFQdwCLcB/s640/2016-06-17%2B02.15.48%2B1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IBBLiMNiNtg/V2RzaLQV2eI/AAAAAAAAQyc/JGn3XUkh6lsEnL0ZEo8WXzAz3z_rvCxPQCLcB/s1600/droid_r5s9_01.jpg)


CHECK OUT THE BLOG FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-clone-wars-r5-s9-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-clone-wars-r5-s9-created-by-elias.html)
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Post by: Tamer on June 18, 2016, 03:51:51 AM
Looks good, off to share.
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Post by: Blizzard Force on June 21, 2016, 01:12:09 AM
I like the little guy....especially the blue/white paint scheme looks great on the R5... :)
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Post by: darthdaddy on July 01, 2016, 06:28:03 AM
STAR WARS REBELS "CAPTAIN REX - STORMTROOPER DISGUISE" created by DARTH DADDY

After observing Captain Rex dressed in Stormtrooper disguise in the episode "Stealth Strike" in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels, we knew we wanted to make the Stromtrooper version of Rex in action figure form. To accommodate Rex's bulky frame we used the body of the old POTF Stormtrooper with the head of the Star Wars Rebels Captain Rex action figure to create the silhouette we desired. To finish the figure off, we just hollowed out the head of a Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper with a Dremel to make a removable helmet and placed the same figure's blaster into Rex's hand.  The figure only has 5 points of articulation at the time of this post, but if we later come across an abundance of double-sided ball joints down the road, we may decide to articulate him some more.

STAR WARS REBELS
"CAPTAIN REX - STORMTROOPER DISGUISE"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HK3PAsEzTFo/V2_zdH0MXUI/AAAAAAAABzA/BczGJRA9f-8BO9YqJ6TXcS1YhoPD-yUuACLcB/s840/2016-06-26%2B10.29.29%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z1fU9J2-8rs/V2_zppGQCtI/AAAAAAAAB0Y/pyhgl0GOpEAHW3GD4j-mlXmSSrdg8CKWwCLcB/s840/2016-06-26%2B10.34.19%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sk394_VQ1sA/V2_zkXmSzjI/AAAAAAAABz0/rIo3Qpf_gqI0UMoHrSqg4MiCtKHiI2f9ACLcB/s840/2016-06-26%2B10.32.41%2B1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0M92P29HKRQ/V2_ztAa7ofI/AAAAAAAAB0s/rDWDscr1lT4y8B2-oa6ddjOzTk85iw_7gCLcB/s840/2016-06-26%2B10.36.46%2B1.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE IMAGES:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/star-wars-rebels-captain-rex.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/06/star-wars-rebels-captain-rex.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/01/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on July 01, 2016, 08:35:30 AM
Very cool, I have been thinking of doing some figure customizing of my own, and your stuff is always good for inspiration. DH
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/01/16
Post by: darthdaddy on July 02, 2016, 06:19:03 AM
Very cool, I have been thinking of doing some figure customizing of my own, and your stuff is always good for inspiration. DH

Thanks.  Just started updating the blog to include skill level required for each figure made.  Just type beginner, intermediate or advanced into the blogs search field for project options.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/01/16
Post by: Tamer on July 02, 2016, 06:39:38 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/01/16
Post by: darthdaddy on July 04, 2016, 05:39:17 AM
Super-Articulated "Episode VII - Han Solo" created by Darth Daddy
On this day of celebrating independence, Customs for the Kid felt Han Solo best embodied the rebel spirit that we all wish we could emulate.  Assisting in taking out two Death Stars and the Starkiller Base in Force Awakens, I can think of no other so accomplished.  Paying tribute to the character meant constructing and executing a plan.


Super-Articulated
"Episode VII - Han Solo"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kRCpF742IpI/V3hKBN0ONXI/AAAAAAAAB2Y/sNhATnAlGew8ySNwUw5AyKagtCkpuHR8wCLcB/s840/2016-07-01%2B02.42.08%2B1.jpg)


Transitioning the 5 POA action figure into a super-articulated one is easier than you would think, and all it takes to pull it off are parts from three Han Solo figures that can currently be found in stores.  First, I popped the head and jacket off of the "Force Awakens" Han Solo to set them aside to use in my project, and then placed the rest of the figure back in the fodder bin to use some other day. Next, I drilled the waist peg for The Black Series Endor Han Solo in the open space at the back of the figure to separate the lower from the upper torso. I then drilled what was left of the peg out of the inside of the upper torso the maintain a clear channel while being careful not to damage or change the upper torso in any way.  I then used a Dremel to hard-sculpt the front of the Endor shirt to texture the top to match the lower torso that I boiled free from the The Black Series - Han Solo "Starkiller Base" action figure which I planned to use the legs from.  I also borrowed the blaster and holster from this Han. While the peg on top of the lower torso was still warm, I connected the Starkiller Base legs to the bottom of the Endor Han torso. I then prepped the joints in the elbows and shoulders of the newly formed figure to eliminate paint rub. After that, I painted the arms on the figure to look like the sleeves of the removable jacket of the "Force Awakens" Han Solo by mixing some black and brown acrylic paint to match it as close as I could.  I also painted the two separate colors of the top and bottom shirts from my action figure to create a shared color that would no longer contrast each other. At the end all that was left to do was open the neck peg hole a little on the head before attaching it snugly to the top. When the figure was completely dry and sealed, I slipped the removable jacket from the 5POA figure onto my new creation.  The custom figure doesn't take very long to do at all and can be finished in just an hour or two.


CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/super-articulated-episode-vii-han-solo.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/super-articulated-episode-vii-han-solo.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: Tamer on July 04, 2016, 05:59:52 AM
Nice Brain, what a great way to celebrate the 4th too! Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: OC47150 on July 04, 2016, 12:50:03 PM
Great work on Han, Darthdaddy. Han is still eluding me but when I find one I want to give him some articulation.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: Sjefke on July 05, 2016, 01:45:40 PM
Nice work!  He looks great! 
Thanks for the step-by-step too. 
I just acquired another Endor Han Solo in trench-coat and TBS Solo, but I still need to find the 5POA Solo. 
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: Blizzard Force on July 06, 2016, 12:37:00 AM
Just wow on the Han...and thanks for the recipe. I'd like to do a version of him myself some time in the future, will need to look for other legs, though (the Walmart BS figures are really hard/expensive to acquire here in Germany)...
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: Stronox on July 07, 2016, 03:42:19 AM
Always a pleasure to look at your work man!! Love the articulated Han
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/04/16
Post by: darthdaddy on July 24, 2016, 11:10:52 AM
We've fallen behind on documenting our blog posts lately.

Here are two new ones:


"332nd CLONE TROOPER"
created by Elias


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hiB9ncocM0U/V5Srb-JA-DI/AAAAAAAAQ8k/fx_D7tk-wxobn46ZNk1MnBuEbQ2pKkByQCLcB/s840/2016-07-23%2B08.09.46%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE POST HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/332nd-clone-trooper-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/332nd-clone-trooper-created-by-elias.html)





CLONE WARS
"CHAM SYNDULLA"
work in progress by Darth Daddy


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wuj8-U8wMPc/V4wYOKW6e0I/AAAAAAAAQ5U/GCEov8UyRx4YBVrsNGJ5pThTMszEbqFugCLcB/s840/2016-07-17%2B09.08.40.jpg)
I only did a quick simple paint job on the head to finish him in time for our podcast.  To wrap this figure up, I only need to finish painting the head tattoos, darken his skintone, and do some touch ups here and there throughout. I may also make a few adjustments to the headsculpt still.


CHECK THE POST HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/clone-wars-cham-syndulla-work-in.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/07/clone-wars-cham-syndulla-work-in.html)

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Post by: Tamer on July 25, 2016, 08:58:26 AM
Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/24/16
Post by: darthdaddy on August 06, 2016, 09:05:32 AM
This is a custom Clone Wars action figure that was inspired by TheRealMarch4th.  A few months ago I sent him a Clone Wars headcast of Palpatine that I produced and we were really floored by how he decided to use it.  He took the Darth Sidious from the Yoda 2-pack, replaced the face of the figure  with my headcast and then sculpted the hood down over the eyes.  He then took a soft goods skirt to cover those ugly Hasbro legs to finish the figure.  What an awesome idea!

On my custom figure I took what TheRealMarch4th did one step further.  I borrowed elements from his recipe, and just added more articulation to the figure.  I cut everything off below his black frock (the legs and forearms) and added in articulated replacement parts.  I borrowed the legs and upper torso from a Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi that I bought in bulk on eBay, and swiped the forearms and brown skirt of the Vintage Darth Sidious figure for my new incarnation of Sidious.  By adding these new elements, the figure now would sport ball jointed elbows, swivel wrists, a swivel waist, swivel hips, and ball jointed knees.  Before completely assembling the figure, I dyed the skirt from the Vintage figure and used some black soft goods from a Darth Maul figure to create the two layers of fabric in his skirt.  Yesterday, I told TheRealMarch4th about the improvements that I made to my Sidious, and he liked them so much he made the same adjustments to his own figure after we spoke.

Any Star Wars fan who watched The Clone Wars episode "Lawless" knows that this version of Darth Sidious needed to be made!



CLONE WARS
"DARTH SIDIOUS"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NJM4Bnqq-E8/V6XhaJrMxBI/AAAAAAAAB-s/1uU472jYVEkl2ITlVYsP-62M2AWev6ozgCLcB/s840/2016-08-05%2B01.29.11%2B1.jpg)

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(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-45e6iBI7D7s/V6Xhel66WNI/AAAAAAAAB_c/9RTRvjcxpbU0ku36it7wiTUNkoPlPs1DwCLcB/s840/2016-08-05%2B01.38.07%2B1.jpg)


HEAD TO THE BLOG FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/clone-wars-darth-sidious-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/clone-wars-darth-sidious-created-by.html)
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Post by: Tamer on August 07, 2016, 07:02:32 AM
Nice Brian. Very nice. Off to share.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 08, 2016, 01:42:35 AM
Very cool to see a new Clone Wars custom figure.
Darth Sidious looks great!
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Post by: CloneCrazy on August 08, 2016, 03:30:17 PM
That's great!!!
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Post by: Starchaser on August 08, 2016, 10:45:03 PM
Really nice job on Sidious. You're right about the soft goods covering the legs of the figure, he looks much better.

Cham turned out great. Really nice sculpting on him for his unique look.
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 20, 2016, 05:13:01 AM
Here's a new figure from Jabba's Palace.

"VUL TAZAENE"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NllTDUIkwtk/V7OkVapv_GI/AAAAAAAAHug/oie89vcE4tw5eN51X0Iry2yYRPEbOBaUwCLcB/s840/2016-08-16%2B03.28.03%2B1.jpg)



CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/vul-tazaene-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/vul-tazaene-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
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Post by: Tamer on August 20, 2016, 05:33:24 AM
Looks good. Nice to see full movement in this one too.

Off to share.
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Post by: Sjefke on August 20, 2016, 06:51:42 AM
Excellent use of the skiff guard. I never saw the similarity in the outfits before.
Very nice. I also see we're getting pics soon a few more great human Jabba's figures from you soon.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 20, 2016, 08:08:09 AM
Nice job on your Vul Tazaene figure. I made a custom figure of Vul Tazaene too back in 2013. Here's a picture of the custom Vul Tazaene figure that I made then. I based mine on the images that were available at that time. Keep up the good work!



(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Humans/custom%20vul%20tazaene%20figure%202013%20by%20me.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Humans/custom%20vul%20tazaene%20figure%202013%20by%20me.jpg.html)
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 22, 2016, 03:30:39 AM
Nice job on your Vul Tazaene figure. I made a custom figure of Vul Tazaene too back in 2013. Here's a picture of the custom Vul Tazaene figure that I made then. I based mine on the images that were available at that time. Keep up the good work!



(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Humans/custom%20vul%20tazaene%20figure%202013%20by%20me.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Humans/custom%20vul%20tazaene%20figure%202013%20by%20me.jpg.html)

I really like the head that you used!  What head is that?  It almost looks like Captain Picard from Star Trek.
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Post by: darthdaddy on August 22, 2016, 03:33:09 AM
Excellent use of the skiff guard. I never saw the similarity in the outfits before.
Very nice. I also see we're getting pics soon a few more great human Jabba's figures from you soon.

Here's the next one!

"JABBA's MERCENARY PILOT"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HHdUF637axw/V7Osr25i3jI/AAAAAAAAHvk/eKNuNvFFMf8FYpUeSpDtC48wFvCr3Xj4wCLcB/s840/2016-08-16%2B03.48.00%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FIGURE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/jabbas-mercenary-pilot-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/08/jabbas-mercenary-pilot-created-by-darth.html)


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Post by: Panther on August 23, 2016, 12:32:34 AM
Truly awesome, I love your work and your site!
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Post by: Tamer on August 23, 2016, 03:00:41 AM
Looks good, off to share.
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Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 23, 2016, 11:02:58 PM
Quote
I really like the head that you used!  What head is that?  It almost looks like Captain Picard from Star Trek.

Thank you DarthDaddy. The head used on my custom Vul Tazaene figure is a custom made resin cast piece not a Captain Picard head. I have a few of the heads used on my custom Vul Tazaene figure available if you're interested in one.
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Post by: TrooperBrCustoms on August 24, 2016, 12:10:03 AM
Very good!
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Post by: hemble on August 24, 2016, 02:32:09 AM
Excellent custom guys.

Ron
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Post by: Bronxstalker on August 25, 2016, 05:39:32 AM
It boggles my mind how you can churn out so many awesome figures.

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Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on August 25, 2016, 06:11:29 AM
Nicely done ! Was curious on the Helmet , what did you use ?
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Post by: Starchaser on August 29, 2016, 12:24:36 PM
Nice additions to the Jabba retinue. They look great.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 12, 2016, 05:48:04 PM
Nicely done ! Was curious on the Helmet , what did you use ?

The helmet and harness of a G.I. Joe Retaliation Cobra Trooper action figure.  A few modifications were made to the harness and the helmet to improve screen accuracy.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 12, 2016, 05:51:41 PM
A new one that I made for a friend.

"MAUL SUPER COMMANDO"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0A0Z1PeQROo/V9FBSYAp4nI/AAAAAAAARGo/SAgmuDXYMJc_h89UASoER4FG8-sB6xrIgCLcB/s640/2016-08-05%2B01.49.10%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/09/maul-super-commando-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/09/maul-super-commando-created-by-darth.html)
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Post by: Tamer on September 13, 2016, 02:42:29 AM
Looks good, off to share.
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Post by: Starchaser on September 13, 2016, 10:49:01 PM
Maul looks fantastic. You did a really nice job capturing this iteration of a favorite character. Brilliant!
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Post by: Sjefke on September 15, 2016, 06:59:11 AM
I'm with Starchaser.  Great job. 

This character was such a missed opportunity for Hasbro.  A battle pack with Mando Maul, Mando Obiwan and Bo-Kataan would have been a slam dunk.  I'm sure you and Peakob1 have discussed it.  I have to admit, I've only had time for about three of your podcasts.
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Post by: darthdaddy on September 19, 2016, 11:55:27 AM
I'm with Starchaser.  Great job. 

This character was such a missed opportunity for Hasbro.  A battle pack with Mando Maul, Mando Obiwan and Bo-Kataan would have been a slam dunk.  I'm sure you and Peakob1 have discussed it.  I have to admit, I've only had time for about three of your podcasts.

I haven't seen them all either. haha

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Post by: darthdaddy on September 19, 2016, 11:57:43 AM
Attempting the impossible!  Elias and I teamed up to create our latest character.

GEONOSIAN QUEEN
 "KARINA THE GREAT"
created by Customs for the Kid


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kZ2acAxwBfY/V98zjsuCAWI/AAAAAAAAH0M/FJB2HX3uD1UPiDz1P7X4V0jro9m2uMuNgCLcB/s840/2016-09-18%2B04.08.09%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE INFO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/09/geonosian-queen-karina-great-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/09/geonosian-queen-karina-great-created-by.html)
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Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2016, 02:35:23 AM
Saw this on our Facebook Page and posted it. Cool stuff Brian.
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Post by: Starchaser on October 05, 2016, 05:41:19 PM
Oh wow! Can I say that again: Oh, Wow! She really turned out amazing. Lovely execution, and really great design eye for Karina. You are the Master!
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 15, 2016, 03:09:43 AM
Oh wow! Can I say that again: Oh, Wow! She really turned out amazing. Lovely execution, and really great design eye for Karina. You are the Master!

Thanks so much.  I had a few stumbling blocks on this one initially, but with some good advice from Luke Sprywalker, she is finally a reality.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 15, 2016, 03:14:28 AM
It took me forever to get some time to post these last two posted in the forums, but here are my latest additions:

CLONE WARS
"SORA BULQ"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jJG1rvUr-9k/V_g720UyQNI/AAAAAAAAH50/DYewnadQ_vI8mPiTrXH4So0OCyCSpQHqQCLcB/s840/2016-10-02%2B03.50.07%2B1.jpg)

MORE INFO HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/clone-wars-sora-bulq-created-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/clone-wars-sora-bulq-created-by-darth.html)


And...

BATTLE DAMAGED
"KYLO REN"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OZOn7sRy_-s/V_F0Py7_8mI/AAAAAAAAH4M/7bEso6hosaozJEtCqEwaSe1Pvmk1HeSSgCLcB/s840/2016-10-02%2B03.39.56%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-niev7wXCLTA/V_F0MTKk38I/AAAAAAAAH30/usVCO2N2f9YrmHPKvuwb0X0qpdd5OwR8QCLcB/s840/2016-10-02%2B03.37.03%2B1.jpg)

MORE INFO ON THIS ONE HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/battle-damaged-kylo-ren-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/battle-damaged-kylo-ren-created-by.html)

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Post by: hemble on October 15, 2016, 04:01:55 AM
The last lot of figures are excellent but the GEONOSIAN QUEEN is just outstanding my  vadsab is of to both of you.

Ron
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Post by: Tamer on October 15, 2016, 06:20:38 AM
They both look good to me. Off to share.
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Post by: Starchaser on October 16, 2016, 08:21:17 PM
Good job on these figures. Ren works well, but I particularly like the Clone Wars Bulq figure - he fits the Clone Wars look really well.
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Post by: darthdaddy on October 30, 2016, 07:28:53 PM
Almec was a male Human from the planet Mandalore, and a one-time believer in the pacifist ways of Duchess Satine Kryze. During the Clone Wars, Almec served as the Prime Minister of Mandalore and did as he thought best to watch over and represent the interests of Mandalore. His dedication became his undoing, however; when Mandalore declared neutrality in the Clone Wars and the planet became cut off from Galactic Republic aid. Almec then established a black market trade network to bring much-needed goods to the Mandalorian people. These smugglers poisoned the people of Sundari with toxic tea, putting numerous children in the hospital. Almec was exposed as the leader of the black market network and summarily imprisoned for his crimes.

When Darth Maul took over Mandalore, Maul broke Almec out of prison and reinstated him as Prime Minister, with Almec declaring loyalty to Maul and his Death Watch allies. Following Maul's capture and imprisonment by Darth Sidious, Almec saw to it that Maul was rescued and brought back to the Death Watch.

This is a 100% sculpted action figure made with ProCreate used on a Clone Wars Savage Opress action figure. The thighs of the figure were shortened to reduce the height of the figure and the hands were switched out with the hands from a realistic version of Count Dooku that came with Force Flipping Attack. The tabards on the figure were manufactured from the skirt that was already present on the Savage figure. From there it was all handcrafted.


CLONE WARS
"PRIME MINISTER ALMEC"
created by DARTH DADDY


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zG6miB3ForM/WBYtG2vL3yI/AAAAAAAAH_k/s2yeCd3J6u0aLjStiOPxq7uP4KMABi5RQCLcB/s640/2016-10-30%2B12.21.28%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-csx6tbxdLE8/WBYtG908dVI/AAAAAAAAH_g/KSd2vBiwqtMcZ7IAWOkvr7MF42VgPtmmQCLcB/s640/2016-10-30%2B12.20.47%2B1.jpg)

FOR MORE INFO HEAD TO THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/clone-wars-prime-minister-almec-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/10/clone-wars-prime-minister-almec-created.html)
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Post by: Tamer on October 31, 2016, 03:12:29 AM
Good looking figure. Off to share.
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Post by: hemble on October 31, 2016, 04:28:54 AM
Fantastic work DD.

Ron
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Post by: Starchaser on October 31, 2016, 09:12:21 PM
Really nice job. The character is an excellent likeness (and a great choice for a "villian" character). Great sculpting and paint apps locations as usual.
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Post by: darthdaddy on December 02, 2016, 08:30:10 PM
Thanks everyone!

If only Hasbro provided consumers with a greater selection of super-articulated figures, or at the very least treat their consumer of the Black Series version of the Rey with all three heads for the character to justify the premium prices that they charge.  This version of the desert scavenger is just a simple head swap using the 5POA "Rogue One" Rey (Jakku) head with the Black Series body of Rey.  The combination looks great and the most lengthy part of the customizing process was opening the package for the two figures the parts came from.

One day we would love to see Hasbro return to a larger super-articulated line and ditch the 5POA line all together. Until then, we have to create figures like this Jakku Rey by purchasing two figures to create the one we really want.



SUPER-ARTICULATED
"REY (JAKKU)"
created by Customs for the Kid


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-43p736qA8hw/WDIKqOO9EeI/AAAAAAAAIFQ/wptg7vAHsSsXUUNhk1EZHkcsN-eVuiIRACLcB/s640/2016-11-20%2B01.20.02%2B1-1.jpg)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/11/super-articulated-rey-jakku-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/11/super-articulated-rey-jakku-created-by.html)



With Rogue One only two weeks away, we felt it was about time we posted our first custom action figure from the new film.  When deciding what character to make the decision was pretty easy.  Many of you wouldn't know this, but Dad is a huge kung fu aficionado.  We have a few hundred kung fu movies in our home library and Donnie Yen's movies are in abundance.  When we found out he was going to be starring in Rogue One, we knew it was a movie we wanted to see based on his appearance alone.

We still can't believe this character wasn't released in Wal-mart's Black Series line because an action figure of a martial arts master with barely any articulation is just outright sinful.  Well, leave it to the customizers to correct yet another huge oversight by Hasbro.

We tried to use as much of the original figure as we could when putting this figure together.  We kept the head, upper torso and forearms of the original figure as well as the slip over removable cape.  The legs and lower torso we stole from a Vintage Darth Maul.  The shoulders, upper arms, and elbow joints were from a Clone Wars Count Dooku action figure.  Dad created the soft goods from scratch and he used some ProCreate to blend the original forearms to the elbow joints and to recreate the shoulder sash on Chirrut Îmwe's left arm.  Dad used some Midnight Blue paint to match Dooku's arms to the original figure.

Dad also added articulation at the left wrist and on both forearms.  He drilled completely through the shoulders of the torso and added a cylinder of plastic with some holes drilled in at the end to attach the shoulder joints to the sockets that were originally designed for the swivel joints of the once 5POA action figure.  Now the figure is articulated so we can place him into all the dynamic poses we always wished we could.

Chirrut Îmwe was a blind human male, born on the moon Jedha, and a spiritual warrior-monk who was active during the days of the Galactic Empire. Alongside his friend and protector, Baze Malbus, he and other members of a rogue group of Rebels fought in an effort to steal the plans of the first Death Star.



SUPER-ARTICULATED
"CHIRRUT ÎMWE"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-viAeTwkG3jw/WEIult_moaI/AAAAAAAACIw/pGHde09P93AG6maZ5CvggFRg7iskaDq4QCLcB/s640/2016-12-02%2B07.42.52%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-klBAxWbxYwU/WEIuk0EhjyI/AAAAAAAACIo/-H4cHQGyJ0EnWCiAhfzSJsbziKN-JUMGwCLcB/s640/2016-12-02%2B07.09.42%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y-s1CUHIV48/WEIulIAwE9I/AAAAAAAACIs/HXjatz_Ev3cfweIz6qnFu4p-J7JIolzegCLcB/s640/2016-12-02%2B07.10.33%2B1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NeXHImkTgjU/WEIujr3tNnI/AAAAAAAACIg/rSqC_bal1-00nIIF7HmMKVw7wQCP3NwPACLcB/s1600/2016-12-02%2B07.06.24%2B1.jpg)

CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/super-articulated-chirrut-imwe-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/super-articulated-chirrut-imwe-created.html)



If you are like us, and you really miss the removable thermal detonator from the 2006 Saga Collection Princess Leia Boushh figure well it only takes a quick hand swap to give the newer Black Series version of the character that cool touch to give her the look that you want. 

We even added a silver chain to the new Black Series Chewbacca with improved articulation to update the prisoner version of the figure until we have time to redo the head sculpt so it includes the dog collar.  Stay tuned for the new headsculpt , because it will definitely be coming sometime soon. Until then enjoy the benefits of the swapped out parts to give your current figures that little extra something that makes your collection display that much better.


"Princess Leia Boushh"
Hand Swap
by Customs for the Kid


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6mG5i1WIq8Q/WCBWHk419iI/AAAAAAAACG4/AN5ieu7uCzUrYu5wvxt40CWrybX71CmbACLcB/s640/2016-03-20%2B04.26.12%2B1.jpg)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/11/princess-leia-boushh-hand-swap-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/11/princess-leia-boushh-hand-swap-by.html)
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Post by: Blizzard Force on December 03, 2016, 05:50:48 AM
What a great update! Even though the Rey is just a simple swap, the end result looks wonderful...and finally a figure where the gloves fit the rest of the outfit... :)

The Chirrut is the figure we'd all rather have, the sculpt is so much better on the new (5POA) figures - only the articulation is lacking...

And last - but not least - a great pair from ROTJ. Simple - but elegant!  :D
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Post by: Tamer on December 03, 2016, 10:10:07 AM
Wow, all kinds of good stuff in  here. Off to share.
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Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 03:45:00 PM
WOW they look awesome with articulation.

Ron
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Post by: Foxtrot Delta on December 06, 2016, 07:26:27 PM
nice work on the added articulation Darthdaddy
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Post by: darthdaddy on December 17, 2016, 03:28:56 PM
Thank you all!  So glad I added articulation to Chirrut Îmwe now that I saw the film. I was a big fan of Rogue One.  Really loved the film!  Highly recommend you all go out to see it.

I was recently commissioned by Jimmy Mac of Rebel Force Radio to create a Clone Wars "Ziro the Hutt" action figure. When I built my second version, I also created a short step-by-step tutorial of the "Ziro the Hutt" build to assist you in making your own version of the character.

I tried to keep the video short to make it more digestible, but if you have any questions, just put them in the comments section and I'll do my best to answer them.

CLONE WARS
"ZIRO THE HUTT"
(Jimmy Mac Commission)

created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0Z2bgATo0X4/WFVBNb2ZVyI/AAAAAAAACK8/yOgJWItBeckuH_zgPxEKTETh3QW2lIu-ACLcB/s640/20161216_134845.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tYLvezLu29Q/WFVBRpXvDLI/AAAAAAAACLY/WveUdlrIE2ocq4zFLXqCu5r6MW6c2ufUgCLcB/s640/20161216_140040.jpg)


CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL VIDEO AND SOME ADDITIONAL PICTURES IN THE LINK:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-ziro-hutt-with-darth-daddy-of.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-ziro-hutt-with-darth-daddy-of.html)
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Post by: Tamer on December 18, 2016, 06:08:30 AM
I just saw this on our FB Page and shared it. I appreciate you showing folks how to make one of these. It seems hasbro might never get around to it.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/17/16
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 22, 2016, 07:13:46 PM
WOW! You really nailed this one! Seriously, everything is just right! The mouth is perfect and that seals the deal! Super nice paint work too, Jimmy Mac is going to love this!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/17/16
Post by: darthdaddy on December 30, 2016, 07:13:59 PM
Thanks! I can't wait so see what he says when he has it in hand.

Here is another custom from Star Wars Rebels.  This was an action figure of one of the newest villains featured on the Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.  She was created using a Force Unleashed Juno Eclipse action figure with the head and legs of an Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Irina Spalko action figure that were resculpted and modified.

Once we saw her square off against Sabine in the episode Antilles Extraction, we knew we wanted to add her to the Rebels collection.

Arihnda Pryce was a female human who served as governor of the Lothal sector fourteen years after the rise of the Galactic Empire. She was, at times, absent from Lothal, and Minister Maketh Tua would directly govern in her absence.

"Governor Pryce"
created by Darth  Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rWrXu4r9aIE/WGbad1W9hfI/AAAAAAAAIPM/833aVncgcmYHWFXRvBmRHh_NoyLkrkRbwCEw/s640/2016-12-30%2B04.06.22%2B1-1.jpg)

CHECK OUT THE POST FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/star-wars-rebels-governor-pryce-cus.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2016/12/star-wars-rebels-governor-pryce-cus.html)

Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/16
Post by: Tamer on December 31, 2016, 09:14:52 AM
You can read my comments on the front pages. I also shared your year in review.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/16
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2016, 06:20:25 PM
Excellent work mate.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/16
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2017, 07:26:37 PM
Really nice updates. The additional articulation on the Rogue One figures is real improvement. I like the Governor Pryce figure, she turned out well.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/16
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on January 08, 2017, 03:57:07 PM
Those posters behind the Govenor are AWESOME, did not notice it before but tha facial features on your Rey (Jakku) is right on the money
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 12/30/16
Post by: darthdaddy on January 09, 2017, 09:46:02 AM
Thanks guys!

This is a meaty post.  I've been wrapping up a few WIPs that I had laying around rather then starting a new project. 

Added a soft goods skirt to my SA CW Darth Sidious to make him more screen accurate.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k0lbvqj_9dQ/WHKaH6c26JI/AAAAAAAACTk/kO9OzczuAWUGZwxwZCN1Vbvxf0rsPekBgCLcB/s640/IMG_20170108_091033_205.jpg)


Finally got around to adding a Jawa with a palm leaf fan to my Jabba display.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZXdPycn4qHc/WHJVJexYMjI/AAAAAAAARV8/uX5rFi5m6dwOpKLpEbNhQ6K_j0FqyzldwCLcB/s640/20170108_093910.jpg)

Just completed my Domino Squad too.  I really wanted to weather them, but I only had one Cut Up action figure, and I only customize duplicate figures. As a result I left the whole group shiny.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WRPqTrcbD5Q/WHLaS7yjDyI/AAAAAAAARWg/2GtylRxIUl48VZWwhXLeIPrc6HcMlJVjwCLcB/s640/2017-01-07%2B11.30.32%2B1.jpg)

I also got around to adding the tattoos on my Cham Syndulla action figure.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uCuKxTe_Mao/WHJ6gu5PjMI/AAAAAAAACSk/NzE2ncvQ5Rowwi9Z4qhZu0zHLU0JqwCHQCLcB/s640/2017-01-08%2B11.11.11%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z70lYy4f2lI/WHJ6iOYPT5I/AAAAAAAACSw/QKQlNAGbA5Y0DfxzLRkCSp_iuDk20PNywCLcB/s640/2017-01-08%2B11.11.25%2B1.jpg)

My last figure is one that I have been wanting to wrap up a while now.  Originally we were under the impression that all we had to do was make the CW Darth Sidious headcast from our mold, sculpt some hair onto it, and then add it to the Brian's Toys "Jocasta Nu" exclusive action figure. 

While we did do just that, we learned very quickly that there was too much of "Palpatine" in the headsculpt, and we needed to do more to the face sculpt than we had originally anticipated. By the time we finished the figure, we had resculpted the entire head except for her nose.  We sunk in the hollows of her cheeks, accentuated her prominent cheekbones, refashioned her chin to remove the cleft, and make it more pointy to reflect her on screen appearance.  In the end, we couldn't be happier. She looks great on the shelf alongside the other Jedi.  We dedicated this figure to the actress who played Jocasta Nu in the Prequels, Alethea McGrath, who died last February at the age of 96.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--x6xZBmLq-4/WHLfi90qwtI/AAAAAAAARXI/S87O6jR_6q8nWTiwlppZ9KyBu_mwSx5KgCLcB/s640/2017-01-08%2B11.13.38%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0w5jnQCz1bQ/WHLfkD5g2MI/AAAAAAAARXU/CPoWQzWjYXUNt1Qy-K36iSQ3hUO9zqAtwCLcB/s640/2017-01-08%2B11.16.58%2B1.jpg)

We still have quite a bit of WIPs to wrap up but these were the ones we were able to get to over the holiday season.

MORE INFO FOR ALL THESE FIGURES CAN BE LOCATED ON THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/customs-for-kid-action-figure-index.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/customs-for-kid-action-figure-index.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/09/17
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2017, 04:07:39 PM
Awesome work as always DD.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/09/17
Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2017, 03:27:24 AM
That Jocasta Nu looks fantastic as does your other work. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/09/17
Post by: darthdaddy on January 14, 2017, 07:49:04 AM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/09/17
Post by: darthdaddy on January 27, 2017, 07:32:52 AM
"ROGUE ONE" REBEL FLEET TROOPER ARMY BUILD

Sometime last year, eBay seller Tunghori was selling the Vintage Collection's Rebel Fleet Trooper in bulk and we jumped at the chance to diversify our Rebel brigade by doing some head swaps to swell our ranks.  Most of the heads were just spares we had floating around in a container we had full of random heads from G.I. Joe, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean action figures.  It was a quick and easy project that had a huge payoff.  Since these troopers feature so heavily in the film Rogue One, we figured that this would be a great time to show you all the possibilities for enhancing your home displays.  It was also a cool opportunity to show off our "Tantive IV Passageway" diorama made by Star Wars customizer, Boutros77

Wouldn't it be lovely if Hasbro brought back the army building packs and issued us one of these sets to celebrate both Rogue One and the 40th anniversary of A New Hope?  We think army building sets of Rebel Fleet Troopers would fly off the shelves.


"REBEL FLEET TROOPERS"
from Customs for the Kid


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hpQjyEP7Wzc/WIsoOxrxzOI/AAAAAAAAIcE/3nW1PeSKD38TLr2hPSyVynIRoQXPicPdwCLcB/s640/2017-01-26%2B10.18.40%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE BLOG FOR MORE PICS AND A LINK TO THE DIORAMA:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/01/rogue-one-rebel-fleet-trooper-army-build.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/01/rogue-one-rebel-fleet-trooper-army-build.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/17
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2017, 05:55:03 AM
Cool idea. And yes I so wish they would bring back some army builder packs. That might be a good question to ask Hasbro. Off to share the latest. These look great.

Yarders, I will also put a Tunghori link on the front page post if you want to take a look at his latest too.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/17
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on February 02, 2017, 04:57:22 PM
Good use of swapping parts to create different Rebel Troopers
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/17
Post by: darthdaddy on February 05, 2017, 08:32:44 AM
This figure I cannot take credit for.  It was made by my 13 year old son Elias who decided to attempt his first 100% sculpted action figure.  He's been working on the figure since the summer and he finally just got it finished.

"SENATOR RIYO CHUCHI"
created by Elias of "Customs for the Kid"


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HE79G2TaajM/WJa3Mu0PtVI/AAAAAAAARdo/V4ad-vmRGqA6kyJzqyIW6O81OgEjMRzuACLcB/s640/2017-02-04%2B08.11.20%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G72szgbwm0c/WJasQLA3OsI/AAAAAAAARb4/pZ2tOCGXY0AkyYntjzHI6xA8LxpTywPdwCLcB/s1600/2017-02-04%2B07.55.03%2B2.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7QxyokdoHWU/WJa2FzOtUkI/AAAAAAAARdc/19zAZ9oCOOsf-DoXPwIpovCxHxM8Su-vgCLcB/s1600/2017-02-04%2B08.15.29%2B1.jpg)

CHECK THE LINK FOR THE POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/02/senator-riyo-chuchi-created-by-elias-of.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/02/senator-riyo-chuchi-created-by-elias-of.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 1/27/17
Post by: Kualan on February 05, 2017, 08:34:20 AM
Looks great! I really like those headswapped Rebels too!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/05/17
Post by: Tamer on February 06, 2017, 02:59:39 AM
Looks good. I just saw and posted it from our Facebook Page. I will link this to it.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/05/17
Post by: Jaeger45 on February 06, 2017, 05:44:45 AM
Nice job, Elias!

Hopefully the rumors of a Rebel Fleet Trooper rerelease are true, and we can all build an army of these guys to fall beneath Vader's blade.  Your background looks great with the Troopers.  Hole in the Ground Productions?
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/05/17
Post by: CloneCrazy on February 06, 2017, 09:29:43 AM
Excellent job! You have many years of awesome customs ahead of you!
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/05/17
Post by: Starchaser on February 23, 2017, 11:25:44 PM
Darth Daddy - great job on the rebel trooper head swaps. We definitely needed a Corporal Gibbs in the Alliance.

Elias - fantastic work on Chuchi. She's a figure that Hasbro should have made, but since they didn't you realy stepped up. The scuplting and painting are both outstanding.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 2/05/17
Post by: darthdaddy on March 14, 2017, 03:58:08 PM
It has been way too long since we did a post.  To make up for lost time, we have two new figures to share,  The first figure is one from Eias that we got from Hole In The Ground Productions,  The second was a team build from both me and Elias.  A true Customs for the Kid build we wanted to have ready in time for Saturday's Rebels episode "Twin Suns". Hope you all enjoy!

"STOVEPIPE DROID"
created by ELIAS


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FEIjGiuVPfs/WKcBsOywJxI/AAAAAAAARgI/HbalXxIuB74h8ACHlo2ng3ldEoAhFcp1ACLcB/s640/2017-02-12%2B03.19.33%2B1.jpg)

PLENTY MORE TO SEE HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/02/stovepipe-droid-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/02/stovepipe-droid-created-by-elias.html)




STAR WARS REBELS
"OBI-WAN KENOBI"
created by Customs for the Kid


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ljlGmTU-yU0/WMhyHp_gpnI/AAAAAAAARpw/lIQViKtSXxAtzGaFf1-X1Bl1ByKH-mjhwCLcB/s640/2017-03-14%2B06.14.44%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1QQyTrMEDV4/WMgb3wG94YI/AAAAAAAARnE/RJ_t5JN8wXUX8vL02MfnDCnz5X4hXLBlQCLcB/s640/2017-03-14%2B11.42.10%2B1.jpg)

LOTS MORE TO SEE HERE TOO:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/star-wars-rebels-obi-wan-kenobi-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/star-wars-rebels-obi-wan-kenobi-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/14/17
Post by: Tamer on March 15, 2017, 05:55:03 AM
Just shared your obi that I found on Facebook. Off to share your SP Droid. Nice work.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/14/17
Post by: Forceflow on March 15, 2017, 04:09:05 PM
With so little articulation, Maul doesn't stand a chance! Those Jawas and droid need to be a 3 pack and on shelves so we can start building Jawa bazaars.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/14/17
Post by: Rezikai on March 15, 2017, 06:53:58 PM
With so little articulation, Maul doesn't stand a chance! Those Jawas and droid need to be a 3 pack and on shelves so we can start building Jawa bazaars.

haha!  :D
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 3/14/17
Post by: darthdaddy on April 07, 2017, 04:56:22 PM
Two new figures.  One from me and the other from Elias

"Ewok"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1600F30BE5s/WN5ZrZuWhxI/AAAAAAAAIqg/Lmxm_YYCqnce95ShHyOYYopNv_n5Q8ZUACLcB/s640/2017-03-28%2B05.26.02%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EL7_Ikh9UiQ/WN5Zpe1T7rI/AAAAAAAAIqY/vEpZYiAG5dIXju4jIh_4xj6e9IwcVbl1ACLcB/s640/2017-03-28%2B05.21.38%2B1.jpg)

MORE PICS HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/rotj-ewok-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/rotj-ewok-created-by-darth-daddy.html)





"CALAMARI CREWMAN"
created by Elias


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zeb8VXqJz94/WNTcniHPA7I/AAAAAAAARvc/42eeGifp2lopaY2o2IqmKxND2osb-ySNACLcB/s640/2017-03-14%2B04.32.15%2B1.jpg)

MORE PICS HERE:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/calamari-crewman-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/03/calamari-crewman-created-by-elias.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/07/17
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2017, 04:43:11 AM
They look good. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/07/17
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2017, 03:52:46 PM
Holy crap DD who would have thought an Ewok could look so awesome and the Calamari crewman is fantastic especially his skin/shell just WOW.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/07/17
Post by: darthdaddy on April 29, 2017, 01:49:47 PM
Thanks Ron.  Although I don't fel like I can take a whole lot of credit for either.  The Ewok success was mostly due to Kevin's awesome head sculpt and the Calamari was all Elias.

Even my latest I can't take much credit for since all I did was drill a head and sew a robe.

"REEGESK" created by Darth Daddy
Reegesk was a Ranat scavenger and experienced thief from Aralia, known as a fair trader. He regularly traded with Jawas such as Het Nkik. Reegesk was not picky, and was willing to steal anything, even trash. His tribe needed power for their bootleg vaporator unit, so he went into Mos Eisley to look for a power source. He attempted to trade a Sand People battle idol to Nkik in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, during which he quietly stole the power source of Nkik's BlasTech Industries DL-44 for use with his tribe's vaporator, leading to the death of Nkik, not knowing his gun had no power during a shootout with stormtroopers.

In all honesty, this figure took me about 30 minutes to make.  Exactly as long as it took me to drill the Evergrey headcast, place it on the body I had in fodder, and sew the soft good robe shut. In less than hour I was able to add another desired character to our Cantina display.


"REEGESK"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6W9beMHXSTc/WPpLAU26URI/AAAAAAAAItA/4BbSNEi3Fi8YnhNlYkzheLAnpsKuDPw2wCLcB/s640/2017-04-21%2B12.58.54%2B1.jpg)

MORE INFO IS AT THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/04/reegesk-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/04/reegesk-created-by-darth-daddy.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/29/17
Post by: Tamer on April 30, 2017, 07:26:41 AM
Looks good Brian, off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 4/29/17
Post by: darthdaddy on May 08, 2017, 09:24:58 PM
This was actually a really easy custom to produce.  Once you get past separating the upper torso of The Black Series Finn figure along the seams to free up both the arms, all you have to do is drill the shoulder sockets of The Black Series Cassian Andor figure to accept them.  Switch the jackets, hands, and remove the holster and then paint the pants and boots before laying The Black Series Poe Dameron head on top of the Cassian Andor body.  Oh yeah we also used a Dremel to hard sculpt the flap of the Cassian Andor shirt to make it look like Poe's. After all that was completed, all that was left to do was the neckline a little lower and add a brown wash to the jacket to wrap things up.


SUPER-ARTICULATED
"POE DAMERON"
created by Darth Daddy


 
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qDjbI3H7Ff8/WREXex_6eUI/AAAAAAAAR5k/kXUr0DqzJQkJzCNPGJHrSffX6euTHOlAACLcB/s640/2017-05-08%2B08.17.03%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dfFu19mgago/WREWz-Vt5GI/AAAAAAAAR5c/5GO6ozIV88c_jkD8hVUDiuaQFpka8yLsgCLcB/s640/2017-05-08%2B08.22.06%2B1.jpg)



RECIPE

Head - The Black Series Poe Dameron
Arms and Jacket - The Black Series Finn
Upper Torso and Legs - The Black Series Cassian Andor


HEAD TO THE BLOG FOR THE FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/super-articulated-poe-dameron-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/super-articulated-poe-dameron-created.html)



A NEW ONE FROM ELIAS...

"DEATH SQUAD COMMANDER"
created by Elias


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tG0owBXSfTw/WQpguCNz0QI/AAAAAAAAIwQ/5FRjb5SYucM8-h4NMCzmc2hMJPIkKisSgCLcB/s640/2017-04-30%2B17.20.03.jpg)

HEAD TO THE BLOG FOR THE FULL POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/death-squad-commander-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/death-squad-commander-created-by-elias.html)


Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/09/17
Post by: Tamer on May 09, 2017, 02:04:12 AM
Looks good. I will be off to share them in the right places.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/09/17
Post by: Sjefke on May 09, 2017, 06:22:28 AM
Nice kitbashing on the Poe Dameron figure.  I should take advantage of the clearance price.
I hope Hasbro sees your Death Star Commander.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/09/17
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2017, 02:07:12 PM
You boys, always do great work on your articulated figures and your kit bashed figures. Excellent work as always boys and keep them coming.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/09/17
Post by: darthdaddy on May 20, 2017, 04:09:25 AM
Can't thank you all enough. The action figure posted below was one that I recently made for the YouTube show I do with Peak-OB1 Custom Creations called "Customizing The Clone Wars". We are covering "The Citadel" arc of The Clone Wars TV series and I thought it would be fun though to create the villain from the episodes, the warden of the prison Osi Sobeck.

"OSI SOBECK"
created by Dart Daddy

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z5F7QXNKakg/WR91vZ9IytI/AAAAAAAAIxs/3oInptPgNeMCVQ9we7T3UitA6VfocybOQCLcB/s1600/2017-05-19%2B05.37.51%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G0uswMmRRKg/WR904pn4yhI/AAAAAAAAIxo/Ef9N3iUGcywD9Tdu1dOJqTE3SUBK7tSHQCLcB/s1600/2017-05-19%2B05.36.03%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zVD4j-i1f-I/WR9yJobKtuI/AAAAAAAAIxg/qjneH4FzszQKyyyNdBW3NotGHaMv_9lAQCLcB/s1600/2017-05-19%2B05.38.04%2B1.jpg)

Check the link for more info:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/osi-sobeck-created-by-darth-daddy.html?m=0 (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/osi-sobeck-created-by-darth-daddy.html?m=0)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/17
Post by: Tamer on May 20, 2017, 06:08:02 AM
Another good one. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/17
Post by: hemble on May 20, 2017, 04:55:21 PM
Awesome work Brian, you nailed it mate.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 5/20/17
Post by: darthdaddy on June 07, 2017, 04:46:22 AM
Thank you!

I actually have three figures to post this time around.

ROGUE ONE
"CASSIAN ANDOR - IMPERIAL DISGUISE"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V_WNptmY46c/WSViOHlOBdI/AAAAAAAAR8I/sNict9PtE8IqnUULnT0sQCr_Fnh_HR7jgCLcB/s640/2017-05-23%2B12.18.59%2B1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CVfsB3ye4qM/WSViNydqijI/AAAAAAAAR8E/dco9RKDotUIe4IIIYlMf3-aJgf2qp8u1gCLcB/s640/2017-05-23%2B12.16.14%2B1.jpg)


LINK TO POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/rogue-one-cassian-andor-imperial.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/05/rogue-one-cassian-andor-imperial.html)



"Braconnor Bakiska aka Fu Manchu"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9v8ZzlW0DEA/WTGqq38aWYI/AAAAAAAAIzQ/Hrk9-K4bFN0RmbdLobmg9T55yoA5HN0pQCLcB/s640/2017-06-02%2B01.02.30%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-domvYEnxkx4/WTGhcaug-fI/AAAAAAAACgA/Lw_TasvyAqI3qq6p5hFeXaiQ5vbGkaSRACLcB/s640/2017-06-02%2B12.58.28%2B1.jpg)


LINK TO POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/braconnor-bakiska-aka-fu-manchu-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/braconnor-bakiska-aka-fu-manchu-created.html)



STAR WARS REBELS
"GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN - IMPERIAL OFFICER BATTLE ARMOR"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kapIYq825vw/WTbWDrgo9vI/AAAAAAAACgo/K177B5isrQM7UFf9hbMkMEkjes1K32-kQCLcB/s640/2017-06-05%2B06.30.04%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0qa2V0PYDec/WTbWCFa8hjI/AAAAAAAACgg/Pt7PbVggTYEF-Xh3zND2Fp_Rr1yTLE5ogCLcB/s640/2017-06-05%2B06.19.13%2B1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h9K-Y04Rmls/WTbWBPxklXI/AAAAAAAACgY/XCVP1nXBMtE792f8YvWOiHO4kKd6lPsMgCLcB/s640/2017-06-05%2B04.33.07%2B1.jpg)


LINK TO POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/star-wars-rebels-grand-admiral-thrawn.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/star-wars-rebels-grand-admiral-thrawn.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/17
Post by: Tamer on June 07, 2017, 06:21:42 AM
They look good, I really like that Thrawn though. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/17
Post by: Sjefke on June 07, 2017, 09:08:18 AM
I'd love to see some sculpting WIPs of Fu Manchu.  Nice paint job too.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 10, 2017, 01:27:19 AM
Excellent work as always.
The sculpting on the Fu Manchu figure is awesome.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/17
Post by: darthdaddy on June 14, 2017, 04:17:18 AM
I actually can't take credit on the Fu Mancha headsculpt.  All I did was paint an Evergrey headcase to make this figure.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 6/07/17
Post by: darthdaddy on July 29, 2017, 05:14:09 AM
We've been busy here at home.  So busy we haven't had a chance to share any of our new creations, so we apologize for posting so many figures at once.

CLONE WARS
"AHSOKA TANO - ZYGERRIAN SLAVE"
created by Elias


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r78nzuYkzP0/WXvo4MjbJoI/AAAAAAAASJk/iKB1cqm2E-MBmpUXnPrJvl0SP-v7gwr5wCLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-28%2B07.54.40%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mGXqqFlqNyQ/WXvo6t7ZmaI/AAAAAAAASJw/2Ak4ixd5yf07TIQ7KcCCE52GJTDM3st1QCLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-28%2B08.39.44%2B1.jpg)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-ahsoka-tano-zygerrian-slave.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-ahsoka-tano-zygerrian-slave.html)

"CLONE WARS" ARC TROOPER ECHO
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RGAsg9nKkw/WXT5x0Q4BvI/AAAAAAAAI3U/7Mjg4XUizsgsE9j_urMAyndBCfrwqfAVACLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-23%2B01.44.36%2B1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-45akIMfllA0/WXT5y5SUT8I/AAAAAAAAI3g/T83zg6DPU-MCR99-NjWY6a84Xtov4KU8ACLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-23%2B01.46.28%2B1.jpg)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-arc-trooper-echo-created-by.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-arc-trooper-echo-created-by.html)

The Clone Wars
"Shadow Warrior" Padmé Amidala 
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-66WntYMEG60/WWKudB--e6I/AAAAAAAAI2Y/7RI0NkhUd4sC4Pl3nYy3shqRd1-I_KDTwCLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-04%2B05.08.48%2B1.jpg)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-shadow-warrior-padme-amidala.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/clone-wars-shadow-warrior-padme-amidala.html)


ROGUE ONE "JYN ERSO - IMPERIAL FLIGHT CREW HELMET MODIFICATION"
by Customs for the Kid


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dtNcckV4Iiw/WWD4JUhOP_I/AAAAAAAAI1s/lBd4oPkeI9IG883KBtmY0RBdLYwZ50xrgCLcBGAs/s640/2017-07-08%2B09.56.06%2B1.jpg)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/jyn-erso-imperial-flight-crew-helmet.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/07/jyn-erso-imperial-flight-crew-helmet.html)

"2X-3KPR Security Patrol Droid"
created by Elias


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H3Zwa_B9atI/WVD8s0syVZI/AAAAAAAASDc/UOOvyetX2zs1ixvh5i9FW5iWyaJ92TwxACLcBGAs/s640/20170624_142558.jpg)

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/2x-3kpr-security-patrol-droid-created.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/06/2x-3kpr-security-patrol-droid-created.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/29/17
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2017, 08:36:51 AM
Great stuff. Off to share it all.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/29/17
Post by: JDeck on July 29, 2017, 10:42:58 AM
Sweet! I like the R1, and droid customs. They all look great.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/29/17
Post by: hemble on July 29, 2017, 06:22:31 PM
WOW guys, awesome work all round.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/29/17
Post by: Sjefke on August 01, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
Beautiful
I love that slave Ashoka.  I haven't seen anyone do the burka outfit before.  You tweaked those lips perfectly.
Great R1 trio.
ARC trooper Echo...... Nuf said.  He's worth a mic 🎤 drop.
Gotta get me some hole-in-the-wall stuff.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 7/29/17
Post by: darthdaddy on August 09, 2017, 06:34:25 PM
Thank you all!

Hole In The Ground Productions has a new droid kit available on their web store full of great resin cast pieces made to enhance your dioramas and display shelves.  Their latest WED-9 is a fun day project that only requires some paint, sandpaper and krazy glue. I first sanded down any small imperfections in the cast, then primed the figure in black paint before I dry brushed in some color. After, I applied multiple washes to give the droid the "used" look.

When everything was completely painted, I glued on the head and arms to finish up the figure.  He looks great on display along with the other figures found in our Mos Eisley street display.

WED-9-M1, also known as a bantha droid, was a WED Treadwell droid seen around Mos Eisley. Built out of spare parts by Jawas, it was owned by Ohwun and Chachi De Maal.


"WED-9-M1"
created by Elias


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9BHwMWp3EtI/WYkCyFCM3zI/AAAAAAAASNk/9hT_wKaDaOsphkQOVeyihWhihYSFHAjswCLcBGAs/s640/2017-08-07%2B06.54.26%2B1.jpg)

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE PICS:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/wed-9-created-by-elias.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/wed-9-created-by-elias.html)




Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/09/17
Post by: JDeck on August 09, 2017, 06:40:47 PM
Sweet! Great job with the paint apps and weathering. I'll have to start getting some of those.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/09/17
Post by: Tamer on August 10, 2017, 06:37:32 AM
Love how the weathered look came out on this. HITG is doing some great stuff. Off to share this update in all the right places.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/09/17
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on August 10, 2017, 03:11:45 PM
Great idea on "JYN ERSO - IMPERIAL FLIGHT CREW HELMET MODIFICATION" and "CASSIAN ANDOR - IMPERIAL DISGUISE"
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/09/17
Post by: Bronxstalker on August 11, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
I'm amazed at how many awesome customs you pump out.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/09/17
Post by: darthdaddy on August 28, 2017, 02:45:49 PM
Thank you all!

Just made two new customs!

Yerka Mig was a male Human Imperial bureaucrat with a high security clearance. As of 0 BBY he had well been established in Tatooine. Mig, stricken with remorse after his home planet Ralltiir was brutally occupied by the Empire, retired and fled to the Outer Rim Territories, pursued by the Imperial Security Bureau. He was a patron in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Mos Eisley, and was hiding from Imperial agents inside when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker sought passage to Alderaan there.

To create this figure we repainted a Black Series Ceremonial Luke Skywalker and swapped out the head of the figure for a cast of an Evergrey cast that we acquired through a friend.  There is nothing more fum then adding another Cantina denizen to the collection!

"YERKA MIG"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRfxiK7Oy5M/WaDPinL1BJI/AAAAAAAASUI/Nwud5Rvs7ywNueaCZ4VLPvjyVQk5p9kNACLcBGAs/s640/2017-08-25%2B05.19.20%2B1.jpg)

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE POST IN THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/yerka-mig-created-by-darth-daddy.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/yerka-mig-created-by-darth-daddy.html)


The second figure is a quick Rogue One project we did to add some articulation to Hasbro's K-2SO action figure. The 6" version of the figure had the super-articulation that we all wanted in the 3.75" scale.  Too add the articulation we used the knee and elbow joints from a Terminator action figure we purchased on eBay. We added two metal rods to the knee joints for stability by creating a post that we inserted into a hole we drilled up into the upper leg of the original figure. We did some sanding to the joints of the Terminator figure to keep the rounded edges that the original K-2SO action figure had.  By the time the project was finished we had the version we wanted adding both knee and elbow articulation to increase the figure's range of motion. We skipped adding articulation at the ankles and wrists due to the thin plastic. It was really nice to be able to increase the pose-ability of this 5 poa figure!


"K-2SO with Improved Articulation"
created by Darth Daddy


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jmMp1dpdHzA/WaCo46w9SSI/AAAAAAAASTE/A_sSYSAJPEYLcT0uYjuKWMJFF1GXyUrIwCLcBGAs/s640/2017-08-25%2B01.18.19%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FreTgDWl83o/WaCo3q6VxjI/AAAAAAAASTA/ZFSGh9eH9yst7wM16X2xBr0Px_qDdRUUwCLcBGAs/s640/2017-08-25%2B01.17.01%2B1.jpg)

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE POST IN THE BLOG:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/k-2so-with-improved-articulation.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/08/k-2so-with-improved-articulation.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/28/17
Post by: Tamer on August 29, 2017, 02:21:59 AM
They look good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/28/17
Post by: Starchaser on August 30, 2017, 04:42:29 PM
Nice job articulating K2. I really like the paint job on Yerka Mig, he looks excellent.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 8/28/17
Post by: darthdaddy on September 10, 2017, 05:35:02 AM
TWO NEW FIGURES!

THE FORCE AWAKENS
"CAPTAIN PHASMA" CHROME EDITION
created by Darth Daddy


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WD7vtARVh1E/Wawl3KvrFHI/AAAAAAAASZE/7wNNCzakJxYwJco3TaL-GVW98ckeOeoKgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_20170903_114917_578.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ztrU73EEi58/WawjEf7FowI/AAAAAAAASYs/Na22RxWs91sEl3LtZWTKfPpwlSYMENv0gCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_20170901_011121_274.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zqvxP-KAzEM/WawjVTxIZ1I/AAAAAAAASYw/sHTtnionP_seHJIWwwBSXLiNq5rgs4hiwCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_20170901_011257_662.jpg)

TO MAKE YOUR OWN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION IN OUR BLOG POST:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/09/captain-phasma-chrome-edition-by-darth.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/09/captain-phasma-chrome-edition-by-darth.html)




"THE LAST JEDI"
3.75" REY (JEDI TRAINING with SUPER-ARTICULATION)
created by Elias


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ojj2pZ_4GRE/WbcuYUgDEdI/AAAAAAAASdc/Wplkk6RWHb8pT7rZZo7DW17c4z_T9-sEwCLcBGAs/s640/2017-09-11%2B06.14.53%2B1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EeqWjJYGoFs/WbcuYiQNQmI/AAAAAAAASdg/kVulr4biLLUHuPWuHJN-3iNyqJvZc6a1wCLcBGAs/s640/2017-09-11%2B06.21.33%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Dm6r_Z_jB9M/WbcuWaKrXvI/AAAAAAAASdM/o4l5YYSQED85wQKY3hn2XWwLbRcFlC95ACLcBGAs/s640/2017-09-11%2B06.07.46%2B1.jpg)


MORE INFO IN THE LINK FOR THIS ACTION FIGURE CREATION:
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-last-jedi-rey-jedi-training-with.html (http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-last-jedi-rey-jedi-training-with.html)
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: JDeck on September 10, 2017, 06:15:34 AM
Fan-Phasma-tastic! Love the metallic sheen.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: Starchaser on September 11, 2017, 12:04:29 AM
Phasma looks really good with the chrome paint job. Rey turned out well also. Kudos.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: Tamer on September 11, 2017, 02:34:30 AM
Nice and shiny. Off to share.
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2017, 03:13:38 AM
Awesome work guys.

Ron
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: Sjefke on September 11, 2017, 03:13:24 PM
Nice!
Gotta find those Molotov markers.
IVe got an extra BaD K-3PO and want to make a U-3PO.
That BaD has gotten really pricey.
I was planning on using gloss reflective silver spray paint, but this looks far less messy.

Do the markers also come in gold?
I'm thinking shiny C-3PO
Title: Re: www.customsforthekid.blogspot.com 9/10/17
Post by: darthdaddy on September 11, 2017, 06:04:40 PM
Nice!
Gotta find those Molotov markers.
IVe got an extra BaD K-3PO and want to make a U-3PO.
That BaD has gotten really pricey.
I was planning on using gloss reflective silver spray paint, but this looks far less messy.

Do the markers also come in gold?
I'm thinking shiny C-3PO

Haven't seen the gold