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Imperial Creative Engineering => Custom Figures => Topic started by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2014, 08:30:21 AM

Title: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2014, 08:30:21 AM
I think he's pretty cool with removable jetpack and removable lightsaber hilts on his belt from jedi he's killed. One of my best. I'm actually going to sell his soon, I sell customs to pay for the customizing hobby, and to provide what Hasbro won't. Hope you guys like it, and all others I've done I show here https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: Mando Assasin on September 08, 2014, 07:00:47 PM
Cool dude. An dwelcome hope to see more customs from you
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2014, 08:11:14 PM
Thanks man, means a lot to hear feedback, my customers almost never comment on the figure, just say good service. Glad to be here where customs are appreciated!
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: Tamer on September 09, 2014, 02:54:39 AM
Thats makes me sick seeing this has been posted too late to enter our custom challenge, but awesome job. It is now featured on our front page. Welcome to ISY!
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on September 09, 2014, 03:15:52 AM
Welcome. Just checked out your Facebook page, that is an awful lot of customs. Can't wait to see what you bring us next.
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 09, 2014, 09:19:34 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Iktotchi-Mandalorian-with-removable-jetpack-and-flamethrower-/121432261058?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item1c45ed41c2 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Iktotchi-Mandalorian-with-removable-jetpack-and-flamethrower-%2F121432261058%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem1c45ed41c2) on ebay now if anybody is interested.
Title: Re: Joined the site too late to enter the contest... still wanted to show it though
Post by: DarthSinister on September 14, 2014, 06:33:45 PM
That figure is really nice! Clean Custom! Keep em' coming.
Title: Custom Sith Assassin
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 14, 2014, 10:12:37 PM
My Latest Figure is this sith assassin I listed today. It's the first time I tried like a mummy wrap around the head and neck. They're wrapped separately of course so no movement is restricted, and I managed to keep the head shape. I like that this is a figure represents how keeping scraps and thinking of how to use pieces for other than what they are can turn out great, like the eye slit is just scrap of plastic from a helmet I cut up, the armor pieces on the boots were holsters I cut off another figures sculpt, and the armor on the arms are pieces of a hat I cut up.
Title: Re: Custom Sith Assassin
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 14, 2014, 10:18:01 PM
It's also a good example of my sharpies on the joints, personally I think I used a little too much because his inner elbows shine a bit, but the problem is solved!

And if you're interested, here's the link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Assassin-/121437071167?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item1c4636a73f (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Assassin-%2F121437071167%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem1c4636a73f)
Title: Re: Custom Sith Assassin
Post by: Tamer on September 15, 2014, 03:13:05 AM
Looks good on our front page. Nice soft goods work on this one.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Starchaser on September 15, 2014, 07:46:36 PM
Wow, great customs. I particularly like the Iktotchi Mando. The paint job is really superb.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 15, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
Thanks, really means a lot to hear feedback.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 16, 2014, 08:16:41 PM
This one's interesting, I was working on this Sith Sorcerer for a while now, and saw the other figure at Big Lots and thought "wouldn't that make a cool sithspawn?" I also happened to get my first shipment of clay that same day to start sculpting, I'll show how that is going later, but with it could easily make spines for him. Hope you guys like the idea too!

And if interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Sorcerer-with-Sithspawn-/121438902495?hash=item1c465298df (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Sorcerer-with-Sithspawn-%2F121438902495%3Fhash%3Ditem1c465298df)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2014, 02:25:10 AM
Another update off to the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 17, 2014, 10:52:42 AM
So as I said in my previous post, I got my first batch of clay to sculpt with and love it! I use Magic Sculpt and have already found many uses for it. Like here on one of the figures I'm working on (I'm to ADD to only work on one at a time), I sculpted the hands and forearm, but it's kind of bulky... Managed to get the scale texture though, and where the head is one I bought cheep because it's defective, I put some clay inside and moved the ball joint's full range of motion to make the perfect fit for the body when it dried. Well, hope you guys like.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on September 18, 2014, 02:26:14 AM
Looks great to me. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 21, 2014, 09:32:38 PM
I've been wanting to make a custom female mandalorian for quite some time, and a while back a Chinese seller was selling Isabet Reau figures with no accessories pretty cheep so I got one and waited until I had the pieces to make this one. The purple is entirely done in sharpie, and as I said before it can be sticky and shiny but a clear coat will take care of that. No battle damage on this one like the Iktotchi, loved the purple color too much, and the pics don't really do it justice. In hand, the purple looks way nicer, lighting/camera quality just wouldn't comply. This is a sneak peak, will be listing this one tomorrow if your interested.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on September 22, 2014, 02:51:07 AM
She looks good on our front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Bronxstalker on September 22, 2014, 05:19:51 AM
Nice!!!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Commander_Kurgan on September 22, 2014, 10:03:29 AM
Very, very cool.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 22, 2014, 01:05:34 PM
Thanks guys, and if anybody is interested in her, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Female-Mandalorian-/351177478913?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c3cf1301 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Female-Mandalorian-%2F351177478913%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c3cf1301)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: DarthSinister on September 22, 2014, 05:09:17 PM
Coolie-O! Like her!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Trandoshan Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 23, 2014, 11:58:11 AM
This is the finished product of my earlier post about sculpting. It's my first attempt at sculpting on a figure and I worked hard to keep the articulation of the base figure, along with minute details like the scale textured skin. I liked the experience and am thinking of taking on some more ambitious sculpting projects.

If your interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Trandoshan-Jedi-clone-wars-bossk-EU-/351178398373?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c3dd1aa5 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Trandoshan-Jedi-clone-wars-bossk-EU-%2F351178398373%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c3dd1aa5)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on September 24, 2014, 02:48:25 AM
Looks good. I like the sound of new projects too. Time for an eBay shout out too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mando Assasin on September 24, 2014, 07:35:10 AM
this guy looks rad
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 24, 2014, 04:24:58 PM
looks really good !!!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Custom Sith)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 29, 2014, 11:49:11 PM
I know it's been a while, and I'm sorry I don't have anything more glamorous to show off, I've just been swamped working 6 days in a row. More importantly though, this figure is technically my first shot at sculpting. I never intended it to become a finished figure, I was just testing how well the clay would bond with the figure, but is looked kind of cool. What's really cool about this custom is the cloak I sewed together with a wire at the bottom so it can be posed with the figure. Sadly those pics didn't turn out so well, my camera didn't know what to focus on. Also I did the copper detailing on the lightsaber, just bought a number of metallic permanent markers for lightsaber detailing.

If your interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Lord-revan-malak-mandalorian-jedi-old-republic-EU-/351184655237?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c43c9385 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Lord-revan-malak-mandalorian-jedi-old-republic-EU-%2F351184655237%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c43c9385)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on September 30, 2014, 03:03:50 PM
Looks good on the front page!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 30, 2014, 04:01:10 PM
I think you did a good job !
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Sjefke on October 02, 2014, 08:15:33 PM
Really cool Mando Sith.  As if one or the other isn't intimidating enough. I like the red and black color pattern and how you placed his softgoods.

Excellent soft goods work.  I cant sew worth anything, and it's probably a skill that intimates a lot of customizers, so kudos.  You may be able to get  the cloth to flow a little better, if it's broken in a little.  I've seen a customizer on another site do wonders with softgoods after sanding it with 600 grit.  Test it on some leftover material first.  He didn't make a  tutorial.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 03, 2014, 05:44:05 AM
Thanks, I'll have to try that. It has been a problem from time to time, the fabric staying stiff and sticking out rather than flowing. Softgoods is definitely the hardest, and with no patterns to fallow, I do trial and error until I get it right. The hood alone took three tries. Also I'm getting a stapler sized hand sewer that will hopefully make the softgoods process easier. I've tried a large machine and most projects were too small for it. So hopefully I'll no longer need to sew by hand.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sullustan jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 06, 2014, 11:21:53 PM
This is just a fun old republic style Sullustan jedi with a double sided blue lightsaber. Decided not to paint the joints on the arms for no paint wear, sticks out a bit but not as much as worn brown over blue. Tried your suggestion Sjefke, and it kind of worked. Only sanded the bottom tunic though, I just need to work out a technique with it now.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 07, 2014, 08:56:42 AM
Back on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Starchaser on October 07, 2014, 09:58:25 AM
Great job on the Sullustan. Curious though, what's the base body for this figure?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 07, 2014, 10:29:20 AM
 It's a The Corps ninja type figure, they're like $2 a piece at Walmart. They come apart easy because there is just a screw in the back holding them together, makes painting them a breeze.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 07, 2014, 12:14:29 PM
Listed now if anybody's interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sullustan-Jedi-w-Double-Sided-Blue-Lightsaber-old-republic-EU-/351190597575?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c4973fc7 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sullustan-Jedi-w-Double-Sided-Blue-Lightsaber-old-republic-EU-%2F351190597575%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c4973fc7)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Starchaser on October 07, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
Thanks for the information, I really appreciate it. I'll have to go check them out, this might provide a good source for custom bodies.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 09, 2014, 05:25:02 AM
Added a poll for what I should make and enter in the custom contest. Eventually will make them all, but not necessarily with a diorama. Thanks to anyone on provides input!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 12, 2014, 10:24:14 PM
This is what I've mainly been working on lately, a Rodian mandalorian. Need to paint him up and get all of his accessories on yet, but so far I think the head sculpt turned out great. I based it off the last pic from a comic. Love the design choices in it, like no T-slit, keeping the "bug eyes" really conveys the fact it's a Rodian. I wanted a modern mandalorian look though, so I added the rangefinder, and kept the opposite facing arrows symbol on the forehead. Thinking of making a mold for this head sculpt, really new to that process though, and don't know if it would be profitable. Would anybody interested in getting this head?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 13, 2014, 03:02:26 AM
That face is on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 13, 2014, 11:05:43 PM
Finished my Rodian mandalorian, the sculpt looks far better painted. He's a close combat specialist preferring melee weapons to firearms, but that doesn't mean he's afraid to use the pistol on his belt. Carrying a variety of weapons he switches between them in combat to prevent the enemy from predicting his strikes. His favorite of them being his Beskar hammer, that was until he bested a jedi in combat with it, now he favors the lightsaber he pried from that jedi's hands. Well that's how I designed him anyway, if you like it, it will be listed soon.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 14, 2014, 02:45:16 AM
Looks pretty rad to me. Back to the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 14, 2014, 03:51:43 PM
Just listed it, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Rodian-Mandalorian-Jedi-Killer-greedo-bounty-hunter-sith-EU-/351196605234?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c4f2eb32 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Rodian-Mandalorian-Jedi-Killer-greedo-bounty-hunter-sith-EU-%2F351196605234%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c4f2eb32)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 17, 2014, 07:02:46 PM
Only a short time left of my poll, thanks to those who voted. Looks like the Massassi is going to win.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 18, 2014, 05:42:19 AM
Posted your eBay auction to our FB Page. Hope we can bring you some business.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 18, 2014, 05:19:50 PM
Thanks for the promotion! And while I'm at it, thanks to everyone else for their kind words and support, really like the community here.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 20, 2014, 11:15:57 PM
Random update, haven't had time to finish a figure, but bits and pieces of figures are done. I'm working on a Nautolan Mandalorian, but the clone wars Kit Fisto that I acquired has no knee joints, so I bought some random joints because I need them for some other projects too. I cut a section of the leg out then super-glued it in place and added clay around it, needs to dry, so we'll see what happens. Also started on my Massassi (thanks to those who voted), bulked up back and started on a foot. Last pics are of my mastered technique of getting any head on any body by cutting a hole and adding clay to give it full motion and fit perfectly.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 21, 2014, 02:33:15 AM
Just works in progress all over the place. Can't wait to see how some of these turn out.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 24, 2014, 04:42:21 AM
This is my custom Chagrian jedi named Dar Wellok. I loved that I happened to have the color I used on the neck and hands, it's a pretty close mach to the color of the head. Decided the lightsaber hilt should be gun metal to show off the copper and gold detail on the hilt. It's simple, but it's nice.

For those who are interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Chagrian-Jedi-Dar-Wellok-new-jedi-order-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351205403647?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c5792bff (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Chagrian-Jedi-Dar-Wellok-new-jedi-order-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351205403647%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c5792bff) and don't be afraid to make an offer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25
Post by: Tamer on October 24, 2014, 07:59:17 AM
Looks good, time for a front page update.
Title: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 27, 2014, 08:29:30 PM
This is my Kyuzo Sith Warrior named Darth Fovos with a custom lightwhip. I found this solid rubber cord that is simi-translucent and highly flexible that I though was perfect for lightwhips. I'm looking for other colors now and might start selling small lots of lightwips. Bought some new fabric glue, and I like it alot. It helps get things like the belt nice and tight.

For anybody interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Kyuzo-Sith-Warrior-Darth-Fovos-w-lightwhip-mandalorian-jedi-EU-/351209186954?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c5b2e68a (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Kyuzo-Sith-Warrior-Darth-Fovos-w-lightwhip-mandalorian-jedi-EU-%2F351209186954%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c5b2e68a)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 28, 2014, 11:49:51 AM
Hmmm... only 3 people have even looked at it. is there a way to change the title of my thread without changing the title of the first post every time?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 29, 2014, 03:36:12 AM
Up to about 15 views on my new one... thought the lightwhip was brilliant, first custom one I've seen like it. Oh well, I'll drop focus on the lightwhip project and focus more on others.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on October 29, 2014, 09:31:06 AM
Great figures.
My favorite is your Iktochi Mando.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Tamer on October 31, 2014, 02:41:38 AM
I would urge patience when seeing how popular your new custom might be. Folks always lead hectic lives, myself included, so you might have to wait a week or so or even longer than that. I am so behind on my customs right now and am still trying to get over being sick. This latest update is on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 31, 2014, 05:59:08 AM
My apologies, I wasn't trying to come across poorly, this is one of few outlets my own life right now. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this site where many share my hobby. It's nice to be where my figures are appreciated, and thought others enjoy finding the perfect material for lightwhips. It's odd that I never thought of it before, it's a solid rubber cord for making bracelets. Cutting the end of it is the only part that doesn't turn out every time.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Tamer on October 31, 2014, 06:50:16 AM
No, no, I didn't think you came across poorly. I just didn't want you to think lack of new looks or comments meant folks didn't like it. You do nice work and that electro whip is a nice touch.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Hanzo_the_Razor on October 31, 2014, 01:46:43 PM
I'll say. I'm definitely interested in the material used for the light whip. Also, love the sith warrior.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Starchaser on November 30, 2014, 01:03:07 AM
Really like the Kyuzo sith. The lightwhip is well done and an inventive use of plastic bracelet cord. I also think the Massassi you did for the birthday competition turned out really, really well. Great job with the sculpting on that figure.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 30, 2014, 05:48:42 AM
Thank you! It means a lot to hear kind words about my Massassi and Kyuzo Sith. Put a lots of work into that Massassi, and appreciation makes me want to do more projects with that amount sculpting.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (kyuzo sith warrior)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 30, 2014, 06:36:28 AM
Thought I'd post some of the pics I didn't use here.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Massassi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 06, 2014, 03:41:58 AM
This is my Vodo Siosk Baas that I've been working on. Been down about all my skills lately, for I can't get a job that utilizes them, and it's really been getting to me lately. So I needed to use some them. There's still have plenty of sculpting to do, but need to paint the eyes first, because it's easier before any eyelids are involved. I keep debating between black and gold eyes, and have seen them both ways. Black would contrast more being the only black on the figure, but gold would match the gold trim on his outer robe. Any opinions? Also I attached the main pic I've been basing it off of.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Massassi)
Post by: Tamer on December 06, 2014, 06:03:00 AM
My comments are on the front page.

Keep after it guy, we are all enjoying your work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Massassi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 06, 2014, 06:46:07 AM
Thanks Tamer means a lot. I keep trying not to rant, so I try and focus all that energy back to my art when life gets me down.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Massassi)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on December 06, 2014, 08:07:04 AM
this is looking good so far great work !
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo Siosk Baas)
Post by: Starchaser on December 06, 2014, 10:03:49 PM
Great figure choice! I have always enjoyed the character designs from "Tales of the Jedi." The WIP sculpt looks excellent, so far. Personally, I'm a fan of the black eyes, but the Star Wars miniature uses the gold, so it seems that would be preferred option. I'm looking forward to the finished project.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo Siosk Baas)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 12, 2014, 05:13:47 AM
Listed My Massassi on ebay if anyone is interested, price is high but I haven't really decided exactly how much I want for it considering all the work involved, so feel free to make me an offer!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Massassi-Warrior-3-75in-Action-Figure-w-Axe-and-Sword-/351252366438?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c845c466 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Massassi-Warrior-3-75in-Action-Figure-w-Axe-and-Sword-%2F351252366438%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c845c466)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Massassi on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 01, 2015, 07:05:36 PM
Found this figure in my supply bin, it's another from when I was testing magic sculpt clay. I forgot about it, so it was a pleasant surprise. Glad I was able to use all my test subjects now, and look forward to making more like my Massassi. This is a dark jedi I named Shen Gar, maybe studying to be a sith, or at least that's what I pictured while making him.

I your interested here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Dark-Jedi-Shen-Gar-sith-mandalorian-revan-sion-EU-/351272577895?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c97a2b67
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2015, 04:39:58 AM
Awesome figures mate and I'm really liking your sculpting work.

Ron
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 02, 2015, 01:24:01 PM
Thank you Hemble, it's nice to hear good things about my sculpting, considering the amount of effort in the figure requires me to ask more coin, so they're tougher sells. My Massassi is still listed by the way, so if anyone is interested ;D. On the other hand I love sculpting figures, so it's a bit give and take. Thanks again, truly means lots to me.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 02, 2015, 01:34:06 PM
This is my "Tails of the Jedi" style Mon Calamari jedi. Not sure about the outcome of the figure, and I'm not sure what it is, too many contrasting colors to where it lacks a focal point? Though since I put the head back on that seems to be a god focal... I don't know what it is, feel something is off about it. The scaled shoulder armor got a bit muddied in the center, I think due to them being squashed while adding more scales. To remedy, I think allowing them to dry layer at a time will help, though will cost tuns more time. Loving the head though, especially because I got the eyes matching quite well, and the hole head was white when I started.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2015, 09:09:08 PM
I like the the concept for the Mon Cal Jedi. I'm not sure I agree about too many colors. The Jedi from "Tales" seemed to be all over the map. The yellow scales on the one shoulder might be a bit too bright for the tones of the rest of the figure. Just a thought.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on January 03, 2015, 01:10:06 AM
What about an off-white for the scales?  Go for lots of different colors, too.  I think when Yoda helped train Jedi and eventually became Grand Master, I think the more earthy tones came about due to him.  Nothing against Yoda, just an observation.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: JDeck on January 03, 2015, 06:51:34 AM
Impressive work. Really like the Vodo
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 03, 2015, 07:56:10 AM
Thanks guys, not sure off white would have helped, though seems the right track when the original light gray of the clay may have worked better. True in my Mon Cal's defense "Tails" jedi clearly did have the freedom to wear whatever, maybe I felt I had a bit too much freedom, but I must have done something right considering it sold for $21.99 in around 3 hours. Incentive enough to do some more "Tails of the Jedi" themed characters. Starting with finishing Vodo, I hope to finish him tomorrow or Monday.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on January 03, 2015, 09:59:26 PM
Wow, that sold fast! I think that off white would have worked. I was thinking a light gray as well, or maybe a bronze. I'm really looking forward to your finished Vodo. Hasbro could have had a heyday with "Tales." I would love to see a good Cathar (though Crado wasn't a favorite of mine, maybe Rasi Tuum from the Legacy era).
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 04, 2015, 05:44:25 AM
Bronze might have been the ticket! That sounds like it would have improved the figure, though I need some some bronze paint right now. I completely agree with what Hasbro could have done with "Tails", and I love my Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma figures, but it is Hasbro they're always fighting their fans instead of working with them. Rasi Tuum is one I've been looking at doing, need the parts though, a marvel universe Beast has never fell in my lap before. He'd need some shaving and sculpting, but I think he'd make a good Rasi.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2015, 08:52:53 AM
I like your Mon Cal Jedi. Reminds me of the Admiral Version that GG did awhile back (exclusive bust I believe). That Dark Jedi is nice too. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dark Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 06, 2015, 03:04:21 AM
This is my custom Dathomiri Nightsister, or a Sith Witch, or both, never really decided. Just had some fun with this one, painted the cloth to make it match, some while it was on the figure, some before applying it. It depends on it's purpose, I find hanging cloth parts better work painted before, stuff directly attached better paint on the figure due to some paint seeps through the cloth helping it adhere to the figure.

And here's the link if anybody is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Dathomiri-Nightsister-Sith-Witch-talzin-asajj-jedi-mandalorian-/351277215515?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51c9c0ef1b (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Dathomiri-Nightsister-Sith-Witch-talzin-asajj-jedi-mandalorian-%2F351277215515%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51c9c0ef1b)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dathomiri)
Post by: Tamer on January 06, 2015, 06:48:27 AM
Very nice, update on the front page!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Dathomiri)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 09, 2015, 02:27:38 AM
Vodo-Siosk Baas is now completed! I appreciate the anticipation to see this one's completion, and it's a pleasure to be revealing it. One of my favorite bits about this figure is that it's entirely made from an ep. I Kenobi and Magic Sculpt. His cape was rather tedious, but it's really just a rectangular piece of brown cloth with an oval connected to it cut as one piece, and strategic points sewn together for ruffles and proper shape. Went with gold on the eyes, agreed with Starchaser (thanks for you input), that the gold eyed Vodo was a bit more iconic. There are a few tuch ups I'd like to do yet, so if anybody would like it in their collection, I'll be listing it in the next few weeks or so.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: Tamer on January 09, 2015, 03:48:59 AM
Looks great on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on January 09, 2015, 05:39:19 PM
Mandalore25, I am really digging that Vodo Siosk-Baas figure you made. It has a real Clone Wars show/animated style to it. Superb job on him!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: hemble on January 09, 2015, 11:50:39 PM
He looks great.

Ron
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 10, 2015, 05:12:47 AM
Thanks guys, I noticed the animated type of look to it too. It wasn't exactly what I was going for, but I'm pleased with the way he turned, and he is a fairly animated character in the comic books.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2015, 07:59:49 AM
You might want to check out our Facebook Page M25. I had someone ask yesterday when I posted in there if it was for sale. I would take that as a high compliment. Or hey, go make some deniro!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 10, 2015, 07:37:10 PM
Thanks Tamer, I really appreciate you trying to get me more business. Was hoping he'd be well received, I noticed the expanded universe characters sell better then my own designs, and I'll need some decent coin for the work and time in all that sculpting. My time on my Massassi has not paid off... But loved making it, kinda conflicting. Though while I'm thinking of it, I received my random prize from that a while ago, thanks again Tamer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo-Siosk Baas)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 12, 2015, 10:43:18 AM
For any interested in putting Vodo in your colection  ;D: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Master-Vodo-Siosk-Baas-exar-kun-ulic-sith-mandalorian-/351283720253?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51ca24303d (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Master-Vodo-Siosk-Baas-exar-kun-ulic-sith-mandalorian-%2F351283720253%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51ca24303d)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Tamer on January 13, 2015, 03:10:45 AM
I will try to get this added to our facebook page where someone was asking about it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 13, 2015, 03:06:26 PM
Thanks Tamer, your getting me a lot more traffic on my listings.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 24, 2015, 05:29:21 AM
I'm shocked really, Vodo just sold for $129.99! Now that's an amount to make me sculpt more figures, not sure who to do next, either Gorc and Pic, or Vergere. I'm thinking Geonosian with shaved down armor, large protrusions around the head cut off, and head backwards to better work with the longer head, would be a great base for a Vergere. Maybe I'll run with that.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Tamer on January 24, 2015, 07:44:48 AM
Wonderful news. Perhaps you ought to make another Vodo and start some bidding wars again.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 24, 2015, 01:47:45 PM
Decent idea, the base figure is crazy cheep, and making him again would probably be faster, thanks Tamer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Tamer on January 24, 2015, 06:08:05 PM
Decent idea, the base figure is crazy cheep, and making him again would probably be faster, thanks Tamer.

If your custom auction went that high, folks were bidding and more than one. Let me know if you do another and I can feature it again.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 26, 2015, 07:42:09 PM
Really can't thank you enough Tamer for featuring my work, and will definitely let you know when another Vodo is ready. For now, I have an Aqualish Jedi I've been calling Eero Toga.

If your interested here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Aqualish-Jedi-Eero-Toga-yoda-kenobi-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351297701943?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51caf98837 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Aqualish-Jedi-Eero-Toga-yoda-kenobi-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351297701943%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51caf98837)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Starchaser on January 27, 2015, 12:10:27 AM
Hey Mandalore, Vodo turned out great! So glad you attacked this project.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2015, 04:24:11 AM
Back on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 27, 2015, 05:15:44 AM
Hey Mandalore, Vodo turned out great! So glad you attacked this project.

Thanks Starchaser, I was hoping you'd like the way he turned out, your interest really motivated me on him.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Vodo on ebay)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 27, 2015, 07:46:50 PM
I've go another Jedi, this one's a Chiss I named Zass'orel'doma. Trying to get rid of some inventory I've had for a while now, then I'll take on some bigger projects so they don't sit as long.

If your interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Chiss-Jedi-Zassoreldoma-yoda-kenobi-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351298660549?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item51cb0828c5 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Chiss-Jedi-Zassoreldoma-yoda-kenobi-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351298660549%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem51cb0828c5)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Chiss Jedi)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on January 27, 2015, 08:37:40 PM
Diggin' the Chiss Jedi!  What head did you use?  GI Joe fig?  Kinda looks like Riddick.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Chiss Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2015, 03:54:45 AM
Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Chiss Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 28, 2015, 05:27:59 AM
Diggin' the Chiss Jedi!  What head did you use?  GI Joe fig?  Kinda looks like Riddick.

It does! Though I really don't know what head it is. I contacted a seller on ebay named jokabofe about buying his defective heads, and it's one of the 250 he sold me. He may have one, that's not defective, listed here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/jokabofe/m.html?item=201055510205&hash=item2ecfd79ebd&pt=US_Action_Figures&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fjokabofe%2Fm.html%3Fitem%3D201055510205%26hash%3Ditem2ecfd79ebd%26pt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26rt%3Dnc%26_trksid%3Dp2047675.l2562)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Chiss Jedi)
Post by: Clonehead on January 28, 2015, 05:59:15 AM
I'm guessing retaliation roadblock for the head but it looks weird. I'll have to check when I get home. I'm not sure if the roadblock from the ninja dojo 3-pack had a different sculpt or not.

Great Chiss!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Chiss Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 28, 2015, 10:47:26 PM
Life is good when there's enough time to to work on figures, and I quite enjoyed this one. This is Navo Odak, a Rodian Jedi Sentinel. Personally I was thinking further into the sentinels, and making him a Jedi Shadow, where he hunts down traces of the darkside into whatever cesspool they may lurk. He even has a yellow lightsaber, grabbed a few Bastila figures over the holiday deals for like $8 a piece so I'd have a few for Celest Morne, and Belth Allusis when I get around to making them.

If there's anybody interested, here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Rodian-Jedi-Sentinal-Navo-Odak-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351299659401?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cb176689 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Rodian-Jedi-Sentinal-Navo-Odak-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351299659401%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cb176689)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rodian Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2015, 03:51:15 AM
Looks like you are on Jedi Overload this week. Off to share yet again.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rodian Jedi)
Post by: JDeck on January 29, 2015, 07:38:39 AM
Really cool stuff. I like the Jedi collection. The padawan haircut on the Rodian is a nice touch.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rodian Jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on January 29, 2015, 11:25:56 AM
The Rodian Jedi looks great. I like the developing back story for his character also. Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rodian Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 29, 2015, 01:06:56 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad my "Jedi Overload" is appreciated.  I can't find a better canvas than an action figure where I get to sculpt, paint, sew, and a variety of other things in which to solve problems. I love puzzles, and writing, so back stories come naturally when I work with one long enough.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rodian Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 29, 2015, 08:23:07 PM
As much as I'd like to add to my "Jedi Overload" (thanks Tamer, I found that quite amusing), I have a sith I named Darth Mavros. I see him as more of an Inquisitor or sorcerer sort of sith, and had I a holocron, I think it would have added to his look.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith)
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2015, 03:39:42 AM
Ah yes, I doubt I would win awards with my creative writing. I like seeing all the activity here. Back to the front page with your Sith.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith)
Post by: Starchaser on January 30, 2015, 01:33:09 PM
This is a great concept, I really like the figure. I particularly like the use of the non-Star Wars head.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 03, 2015, 01:07:59 AM
Back with another sith, this one named Darth Theos. While making him, he always looked somewhere between an assassin and a warrior. Personally I never decided which, but I also never saw why he could't be both, and with his build, who'd argue with him?

If anybody is interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Darth-Theos-sidious-revan-jedi-mandalorian-EU-/351304364222?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cb5f30be (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Darth-Theos-sidious-revan-jedi-mandalorian-EU-%2F351304364222%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cb5f30be)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Theos)
Post by: Tamer on February 03, 2015, 03:57:10 AM
Looks good on the front page. Interesting soft goods on this one.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Theos)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 03, 2015, 10:23:26 PM
This figure is one I think Hasbro really ruined, Darth Malak. So for anyone who's played Knights of the Old Republic (great game, I highly recommend it for those who haven't, and even though it's going to be 12 years old, it stands the test o time), Malak is clearly a hole head taller than Revan, but the Hasbro figures have Reven a bit taller than Malak!?! I wasn't happy when I got them and put them side by side, what was Hasbro thinking? So a while back I bought 3 cheep Drax figures with a plan for each, but I forgot what I was going to do with the third. Luckily I thought of fixing Hasbro's mistake, and am quite pleased with it so far. I used some clay to smooth out his front, and ground away a lot of the excess muscle considering that Malak is more a tall and lanky sort. I like the angy expression as well in comparison to Hasbro Malak's blank stare. The only thing I'm not overly fond of is that Drax's head is a bit stout compared to Malak's, but I might be able to fix that with a bit of clay.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Malak)
Post by: Starchaser on February 03, 2015, 11:09:01 PM
Interesting - I've not played Knights - I'll be interested to see how the figure turns out. Very promising beginning.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Malak)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 13, 2015, 04:03:50 PM
Back with a jedi this time, I see him as one of the jedi that lost themselves to the clone wars. As the line between light and dark blurs he's no stranger to embracing either side, anything if it means winning the war.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (clone wars jedi)
Post by: Tamer on February 14, 2015, 07:01:33 AM
Nice, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (clone wars jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 15, 2015, 02:20:52 AM
I'm excited to show off the orange shoto I made. I've wanting to make the more interesting lightsaber colors for a while now, but long molds aren't easy to cast, and that's why it's a shoto. It was supposed to be full length but the resin didn't make it all the way in the mold. On the clone wars era Zeltron jedi, I tried to pack it with detail, I even darkened and blackened parts of the robe with sharpie brushes. The shoto was a last min addition simply for the blade didn't turned out as planned, but I made the most of it by putting 1mm by 1mm magnets in the blade and hilt to make it come apart very effectively. There are more pics on ebay and Facebook if you'd like to see more.

If your interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Zeltron-Jedi-w-Orange-Shoto-sith-mandalorian-darth-/351315456022?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cc087016 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Zeltron-Jedi-w-Orange-Shoto-sith-mandalorian-darth-%2F351315456022%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cc087016)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on February 15, 2015, 07:17:06 AM
Nice, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 16, 2015, 03:48:25 AM
I've got a Mon Calamari finished with a double sided blue lightsaber. The base body is a bit of a favorite of mine, it just reminds me of a more ancient jedi look. Though it looks more like a first great schism kind of look I still chose to give him a lightsaber rather than a sword. Thinking about buying some thin black cord similar to what I make lightwhips out of, to make the old lightsaber look where the hilt connects to a power pack on the belt.

If you interested in him, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Old-Republic-Mon-Calamari-Jedi-ackbar-sith-mandalorian-darth-/351316406626?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cc16f162 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Old-Republic-Mon-Calamari-Jedi-ackbar-sith-mandalorian-darth-%2F351316406626%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cc16f162)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Clonehead on February 16, 2015, 03:50:57 AM
You don't see that many mon cal Jedi.
Very nice.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on February 16, 2015, 05:26:04 AM
Yep, I like it too, back on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on February 16, 2015, 08:19:03 AM
Very cool Jedi.  I've very much gotten into the more historical eras - from the time of Darth Bane and going as far back as the Dawn of the Jedi books.  I think I recognize the body you used.  Gonna have to do some digging through my parts bin.  Fortunately, it's from that action figure line, can't think of the name since it's too early, you find at Target/Walmart for cheap.  Correct me, if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 16, 2015, 01:56:36 PM
Very cool Jedi.  I've very much gotten into the more historical eras - from the time of Darth Bane and going as far back as the Dawn of the Jedi books.  I think I recognize the body you used.  Gonna have to do some digging through my parts bin.  Fortunately, it's from that action figure line, can't think of the name since it's too early, you find at Target/Walmart for cheap.  Correct me, if I'm wrong.

You'd be correct, they where $2 a piece last a was at Walmart, the target I work at doesn't sell them. I'm really liking the look to the Dawn of the Jedi era myself, loved the Infinite Empire ever since I played "Knights of the Old Republic", and I think a great base body for Rakatan would be a Marvel Universe Amazing Spider-Man movie Lizard. Was planning on making a Barabel jedi out of one I have coming in the mail, so I'll look into it more when I have one in hand.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2015, 02:52:49 AM
Very nicely done on the figures.

Ron
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 19, 2015, 06:39:17 AM
This is my Mandalorian Wars Zabrak Jedi. She fallowed Revan defying the council, for she could not sit idly by as the outer rim worlds burned. Wielding her Orange lightsaber, she slaughtered the clans of mandalore.. and liked it. When Revan returned to conquer the galaxy she was more than willing to cut down her brother and sister jedi that stood in her way. Had a lot of fun making this one, it's primarly a mix of black series Mara and Bastila. The orange lightsaber i feel really adds to the feel for the timeperiod, and that she fallowed Revan. This time it's cast as one piece blade, I'm getting pretty good at making lightsabers. Chose Zabrak because I really didn't want to leave her human, nor have her look like Isabet Reau.

If you're interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Mandalorian-Wars-Female-Zabrak-Jedi-w-Orange-Saber-darth-sith-/351319708546?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cc495382 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Mandalorian-Wars-Female-Zabrak-Jedi-w-Orange-Saber-darth-sith-%2F351319708546%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cc495382)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on February 19, 2015, 07:11:15 AM
Looks good, on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on February 19, 2015, 07:52:04 AM
Nice!  Bean wanting to expand my Zabrak figures.  Did you mount the horns onto a peg or something?  Or did you just set horns on top of the head?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 19, 2015, 07:59:12 AM
They're just some clay sculpt onto the head, and they're on there well. Dropped the head on the horns  purposefully a few time and it had no effect.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 21, 2015, 04:16:36 AM
Don't recall making a figure that wasn't a Mandalorian, Jedi, or Sith before, because those three sell the best I suppose. This is my Death Trooper, cut up, shaved down, painted, and weathered with red, green, and black. For fun I added a jaw in the empty space I carved into his helmet, and the teeth are actually some finger tips.

For anybody who's interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Death-Trooper-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-zombie-darth-/351321588397?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cc6602ad (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Death-Trooper-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-zombie-darth-%2F351321588397%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cc6602ad)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Death Trooper)
Post by: Tamer on February 21, 2015, 07:00:39 AM
I miss that series. We need a new book. Guess its consider Legendary now so we won't see any new stories. What a shame. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Death Trooper)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 21, 2015, 07:22:14 AM
I just can't understand why Disney would disregard what the fans know, and love the way they did, it's a shame we won't get more of anything good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Death Trooper)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 25, 2015, 04:08:41 AM
This is my way of honoring the brave soldiers, and jedi who fell during the battle of Bathawui, by bringing their leader Belth Allusis to life. I'll never forget their sacrifice, no matter what Disney has to say about it. Personally I love Gnost Dural's Holorecords, and the way they depict the characters is simply perfection. The narration is also very captivating, they're really great all around, and I have some plans to bring some more of the Holorecord characters to life. The last pic is the one I primarily based him off of.

And for anybody interested here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic-Jedi-Master-Belth-Allusis-Action-Figure-/351325846924?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cca6fd8c (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic-Jedi-Master-Belth-Allusis-Action-Figure-%2F351325846924%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cca6fd8c)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Belth Allusis)
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2015, 03:40:50 AM
Nice. Off  to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Belth Allusis)
Post by: Starchaser on February 26, 2015, 11:30:24 AM
Nice job on this new round of customs. The sculpt job on Belth Allusis' hair looks really good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Belth Allusis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 26, 2015, 04:44:00 PM
Thanks, I tried to get Belth Allusis as close as I could. It was it first time I had to sculpt hair, and it looks cool with grey clay so I didn't have to paint it. I would have liked to make the shoulder pads closer to the way his really are, but then again I'm also glad I figured out a way to do them with what I have on hand.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Belth Allusis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 08, 2015, 07:12:35 AM
Had a customer ask about getting a Twi'lek Togruta hybrid with a blue and green double bladed lightsaber. My immediate thought was "that's brilliant!", so I drew up some sketches of what a the hybrid could look like, and asked which one he'd like, or if he had another idea in mind. He liked them all thinking it would be cool to swap the heads. My customer has great taste too, wanting removable clone armor, and the ability to put the hilt on his belt or back. So I tricked the saber hilt out with magnets in the center and ends for optimum customization. Then easy swap with the removable armor clone figure's legs and arms to make the armor fit perfectly. Working on the middle conceptual head sketch first, in my WIP pics.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Twi'lek Hybrid WIP)
Post by: Tamer on March 09, 2015, 02:58:44 AM
Well now this looks to be an interesting project. It will be great to see completed, especially with all those head sculpts.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Twi'lek Hybrid WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 10, 2015, 11:33:14 AM
Had a different customer ask me to make him this one, a cross between Slave Leia and Elsa from Frozen. It's mostly a repaint, but I did sculpt some more hair above the forehead, and over the ears to make her look more like Elsa. Was cool because I have been meaning to do some crossovers, but I'm thinking more like Mass Effect, and Elder Scrolls crossovers.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: koth on March 10, 2015, 01:28:22 PM
Ha Ha! Nice One! :)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: Clonehead on March 10, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
My first thought was that it was Dany Targaryen.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 10, 2015, 03:49:34 PM
My first thought was that it was Dany Targaryen.

Now that you mention it, does look similar Dany Targaryen, and thanks Koth.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: BenAlius on March 10, 2015, 11:07:20 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: Tamer on March 11, 2015, 03:03:56 AM
I like the look of her. She could easily fit into most fantasy or sci-fi genres. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: CheesyKNAC on March 11, 2015, 10:14:28 PM
I totally thought it was Khaleesi / Daenerys Targaryen.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Slave Elsa)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 31, 2015, 05:31:20 AM
Glad to be showing something, have been working on commissions, and have been getting over scheduled at work lately. This is another figure for the same customer that wanted Salve Elsa, it's some female Togruta sith created by some artist I'm unaware of, but I hope if they were to see it, they'd think I captured her likeness for my customer. The pics didn't turn out well, on my computer she looks glossy orange, but she's flat red. I'm very satisfied with the way the head turned out though, sculpted it myself.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Sith)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 31, 2015, 06:07:29 AM
I'm not one to talk like this but, "Damn!  She's hot!".  Very cool.  Impressive sculpt work there.  If you're customer is not satisfied, have them write a letter to customer service.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Sith)
Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2015, 02:58:45 AM
Wow, I agree, gorgeous! Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Sith)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 01, 2015, 05:09:27 AM
Yes quite attractive, this customer of mine has exquisite taste in female characters, and I agree that there aren't enough sith, I own every sith/dark jedi character Hasbro produced, and it's only 20 some figures ;D but no more because the EU is over  :'( I'm cunfused on that considering The Old Republic is still up and running ???
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Sith)
Post by: TheIRISH Rogue on April 01, 2015, 07:16:46 PM
Nice job! Love the craftsmanship used. Some heads are definitely gonna roll!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta Sith)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 10, 2015, 04:33:05 AM
This is the finished Togruta/Twi'lek hybrid. He has three heads of what the hybrid may look like, a removable ninja mask, multi-colored double-sided lightsaber, that comes apart in three places, the hilt attaches to the back (with, and without the armor), the hilt attaches to the belt, removable dark purple clone armor with gray, and black highlights, a black robe, and a brown robe. This customer has great taste, and is ecstatic about it. Loved working on it, and making my customer's vision come to life. He gave me a description, and let me run with it. We're very pleased with the way it turn out.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta/Twi'lek Hybrid)
Post by: Tamer on April 11, 2015, 06:03:22 AM
Nice, that is  a lot of accessories. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Togruta/Twi'lek Hybrid)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 15, 2015, 06:17:04 AM
Made these Zabrak for a customer, like the idea of the dancer, and a bouncer with them next to each other. Also I listed a Darth Zannah, wish Hasbro would have made here while they could, a shame the figures that won't see the light now.

If anybody is interested in Zannah, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-apprentice-of-Darth-Bane-sith-jedi-mandalorian-/351373185231?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cf7950cf (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-apprentice-of-Darth-Bane-sith-jedi-mandalorian-%2F351373185231%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cf7950cf)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak and Zannah)
Post by: Starchaser on April 15, 2015, 03:49:17 PM
I haven't commented in a while, but the updates here are great. The Togruta sith is really nice. I love the multiple heads for your hybrid. That's a lot of extra work, but they look great. I totally agree with you regarding Hasbro making Zannah. They could have taken some lessons from you though, she looks great!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak and Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 15, 2015, 07:33:42 PM
Zannah sold quick too. Love it when a figure sells in under 24 hours, heck in a week is cool too, and this one for $112.99. Thinking I'll save the money off my customs for a while to invest in a 3D printer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak and Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 17, 2015, 05:41:15 AM
Zabrak must really be something, because the last figures I shared had a couple of zabrak, and then another customer asks for this Zabrak with two heads, one with the padawan braid, one without. Like the idea having her be able to be an apprentice, and then become a knight. It's definitely a trickier task to make two heads than it seems, well at least Zabrak heads. The horns, and tattoos can be annoying to begin with if your going for a symmetrical look to the face, but then copying it onto a second head... I think it turned out rather well though, with minute differences between them, but maybe I notice simply because I made them.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Zabrak Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 20, 2015, 12:24:25 AM
I'm really liking this one, might be my favorite custom I've done so far, and Rasi Tuum calls for a special thanks to Starchaser for making me take a closer look at him a while back. Seriously, thanks! Waited for the new Marvel Universe beast to hit the Target I work at just to make him, the claws, feet, and chest are simply perfect for Rasi. The blue was a bit hard to cover with tan, if this sells well I might make another with a gray variant Beast. Not sure who's head I used for I but defective heads from sellers, but It was a pretty good match for Rasi right off the bat, I just flattened the nose, and sculpted the dreadlocks. Hope you guys like, love it when a custom comes together.

And if you really like it, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Legacy-Era-Cathar-Jedi-Rasi-Tuum-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-/351377374024?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cfb93b48 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Legacy-Era-Cathar-Jedi-Rasi-Tuum-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-%2F351377374024%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cfb93b48)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rasi Tuum)
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on April 20, 2015, 06:14:56 AM
Nice!  Yea, covering up any figure like that takes layers of paint sometimes.  Not familiar with the character.  Is he Cathar?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rasi Tuum)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 20, 2015, 07:08:37 AM
Nice!  Yea, covering up any figure like that takes layers of paint sometimes.  Not familiar with the character.  Is he Cathar?

Thanks Jedi Minstrel, he is a Cathar, I find Cathar to have varying degrees of cat likeness for whatever inconsistent reason, and is from the Legacy comics. He, and his brothers, fight Darth Krayt's One sith order during the Sith-Imperial War, where the Empire gets inflated to greater lengths than in A New Hope by letting women, and aliens join up, but makes the mistake of partnering with the Sith who stab them in the back dividing their military between Sith and Empire. All while the jedi hide away (for the most part anyway) in a secret enclave where I believe he stays until Skywalker's descendant Cade goes there (if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rasi Tuum)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2015, 02:21:47 AM
Made Darth Cognus, and am quite pleased I was able to produce her around the same time as Zannah. Her head turned out amazing! I'm very pleased with it, it looks just like a female Iktotchi. She's made from a snow bunny Padme, Bastila Shan, and Saesee Tiin's horns. I took Padme's head and flatened the sides to glue the horns on so they'ed stay in place as I did the rest of the head sculpt around them. I looked up what others have tried, for one of my competitors sold quite a few essentially Leias with horns on her buns (not that I hate competition, I love seeing the work of others, but I prefer other sellers do quality work as well), and I couldn't find one the way I did mine. Hope someone can get some use out of my way to make Cognus's head. I have a buyer lined up for her, the same customer whom bought Zannah, I think it would be nice for them to be together.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rasi Tuum)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2015, 02:28:24 AM
I also made a Visas Marr, I had a busy night. Really just saw her in the Luminara Unduli I had, and went for it. Wish I could figure out a way to get rid of the folds on the back of her head though, it would look much nicer.

If your interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Visas-Marr-3-75in-action-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351379264021?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cfd61215 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Visas-Marr-3-75in-action-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351379264021%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cfd61215)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Rasi Tuum)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2015, 02:33:22 AM
Made another Darth Zannah last night too, very very busy night. This one's face didn't turn out as well, I'm not so good with the lipstick.

If anybody is interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-apprentice-of-Darth-Bane-sith-jedi-mandalorian-/351379251206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51cfd5e006 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-apprentice-of-Darth-Bane-sith-jedi-mandalorian-%2F351379251206%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51cfd5e006)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2015, 02:40:56 AM
Update to the front page. I like the Visa Marr.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: JDeck on April 22, 2015, 09:11:19 AM
You have a great collection of custom sith lords and Jedi they look great.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: Starchaser on April 23, 2015, 09:36:58 AM
Woohoo!! Rasi turned out great. I think your right the MU Beast body and head are a great choice. Well done. I'm grateful for the shout out as well. Thanks.

I agree with you completely regarding Cognus. She looks wonderful, I think you made the right design choices. While I really thought you nailed it with Zannah and Visa Marr looks really good, I think you Cognus is my favorite.

Keep up the stellar work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: CandyBlues on April 23, 2015, 11:14:55 AM
Wicked man! I love Visas Marr! One of my favorite characters from KOTOR! her and HK-47!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 23, 2015, 06:59:47 PM
Thanks guys, I was hoping you'd like Rasi, Starchaser, but I agree Cognus is amazing, and may be my new favorite already. Visas is an interesting character, I read up on her while I was working on her, and turns out there was a ton of cut content about her from KOTOR II that was rather detrimental to her character development, too bad there'll never be a remake with everything they cut. Still I love the Miraluka species that could see with the force. Glad you liked her CandyBlues, as I really enjoy your work on Plaguies.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: AjuntaPall on April 24, 2015, 07:40:42 PM
Awesome Mandalore25 we have a lot in common with the characters we choose. Especially the Visas Marr....
I like your customs a lot bro. 
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Cognus, Visas, Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 13, 2015, 05:17:56 AM
Made this duo for a customer, a Zeltron jedi, and a white Wookiee sith, a repaint mostly, but that's what he wanted. I like how the Zeltron turned out with quite a great likeness to her reference pic. Ran into an odd problem using a Marvel Universe Wasp as her base, Wasp has gold painted on her front, and when I painted over it, Hasbro's paint started to peel off. I'm not sure if there was some sort of chemical problem with the two paints, but this is the first time this has happened to me, though I irregularly use Marvel Universe figures.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (White Wookiee Sith and Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on May 14, 2015, 03:54:11 AM
That Zeltron is just spot on with the reference image used. You gotta have a happy customer. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (White Wookiee Sith and Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on May 16, 2015, 03:44:35 PM
Great job on the white Wookiee. I really think that great fur color variation on Wookiees is a good thing! Your Zeltron Jedi turned out great. Is the base head also from the wasp figure? If so the hair sculpt looks really good. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (White Wookiee Sith and Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 17, 2015, 01:56:09 AM
Thanks guys, the Zeltron's head is actually a Geonosis battle arena Padme, cut off her bun in the back, then sculpt the pony, and bangs.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (White Wookiee Sith and Zeltron Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 27, 2015, 11:16:50 AM
Nearly forgot about these guys, Darth Scabrous, and Darth Ruin. A customer requested these, and I'm glad he's pleased with them for there are only 1-2 reference pics for each one. That being said, I loved the creative freedom it gave me to only match core elements of the characters.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Scabrous and Ruin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 28, 2015, 12:47:06 AM
I've been wanting to make a Cadra-Fan jedi for quite some time, and the epasode I Anakin in jedi robes is the perfect height for one. Specifically I decided to make the Chadra-Fan Tekli from The New Jedi Order. Really loved those books, with a galactic scale war that wasn't against the sith, and Yuuzhan Vong are awesome. Back to the figure, she's really more of a kit bash, for it's mostly a Kabe head on an Anakin body, but I wanted to keep the hands too, so I cut the hands off both figures, and glued Kabe's to the pins of Anakin's so they'd still swivel. Loved the way it turned out, I'm very happy with it.

If anybody's interested, here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tekli-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351411436780?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d1c0fcec (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tekli-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351411436780%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d1c0fcec)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Scabrous and Ruin)
Post by: Tamer on May 28, 2015, 05:32:00 AM
Nice time to share. I will get those two Sith on the FP soon too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Scabrous and Ruin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 14, 2015, 07:17:43 PM
Had a productive day today, finished three figures. Lets focus on two for now, I'll post anupdate on the other later. Anyway, I made two Mandalorians, to get in the mood for my Basalisk War Droid I'm making for the scratch build competition. The first is a female mandalorian that I sculpt the armor on, and made the jetpack attach by magnets. Really love the way she turned, I think the purple is really cool. The other is a clone wars mandalorian jedi, but not too thrilled with his look, mostly because the black is supposed to be a deep brown.. His lightsaber is connected by magnets as well for an easy switch from double to singles.

If anybody is interested in the female: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Female-Mandalorian-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-jedi-EU-/351426729178?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d2aa54da (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Female-Mandalorian-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-jedi-EU-%2F351426729178%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d2aa54da)

If interested in the male: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Jedi-Mandalorian-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-EU-/351426749950?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d2aaa5fe (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Jedi-Mandalorian-3-75in-scale-figure-sith-EU-%2F351426749950%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d2aaa5fe)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mandalorians)
Post by: Tamer on June 15, 2015, 04:04:06 AM
Time for a front page update. Good to see you around.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mandalorians)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 15, 2015, 04:28:57 AM
Thanks Tamer, it's nice to be here. Haven't had a lot of time for figures lately, my fiancee is back from college for the summer, but hopefully I'll get a few done from time to time. Dying to make a Basalisk War droid for the competition, been wanting to for make one in general for quite some time, glad we have plenty of time left.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mandalorians)
Post by: Stan on June 15, 2015, 05:07:46 AM
Really nice customs ; really like the mandos
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mandalorians)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 18, 2015, 04:45:41 AM
Thanks Stan, glad you like them. Was bored with all the human parts I have, so I made one into this Sith Pureblood last night, and used a pleather I bought to work on figures with. I like the material a lot, a little thick, but nice texture, can't wait to use it on more figures.

He's listed here if anybody is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-the-Old-Republic-Sith-Pureblood-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-/351429747961?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d2d864f9 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-the-Old-Republic-Sith-Pureblood-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-%2F351429747961%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d2d864f9)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Tamer on June 18, 2015, 11:47:32 AM
Looks good on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Starchaser on June 19, 2015, 10:10:21 PM
More great work as usual. Tekli is a great figure (might have to do one myself). I really like how your pureblood Sith turned out - looks excellent!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 22, 2015, 04:13:41 AM
More great work as usual. Tekli is a great figure (might have to do one myself). I really like how your pureblood Sith turned out - looks excellent!

Thanks Starchaser, Tekli was a fun project, pretty simple parts swap too. Glad you like the Pureblood, thought the legs looked a bit plain, but a good customer bought it already, so must have done something right.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 22, 2015, 07:03:05 PM
Mentioned another figure I finished the same time as the mandalorians, but I didn't wish to show him until I knew my customer who requested him was happy. My customer wanted Darth Luft, I feel the parts I used were pretty spot on, and his tattoo is pretty close, but I myself feel the outcome wasn't quite right. I don't know, my customer liked it, and that's what's important. They like that I keep them in the loop, and strive to make them happy, has made things pretty good in a business wise, but on occasion takes from the art.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Luft)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2015, 06:30:58 AM
I posted his WIP a long time ago, but just got around to finishing him the other day. My proper height, and I think more accurate Darth Malak is complete. The pectoral area is a bit plain, and I forgot to attach the cape before sculpting the neck piece to his mechanical jaw. Other than those flaws I feel I represented the character far better than Hasbro's Malak, and he's come a long way since he started as Drax. The more I look at the Hasbro interpretation(?) the more I feel they used no reference picture and were just given a description. His Mechanical Jaw comes off, made a mold of the Hasbro one and got it around the head before it finished setting, complete with the inside mechanics sculpted on. The lightsaber is also connected by magnets for added fun.

I listed him here if anybody is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Darth-Malak-3-75in-figure-sith-revan-mandalorian-jedi-/351434987508?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d32857f4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Darth-Malak-3-75in-figure-sith-revan-mandalorian-jedi-%2F351434987508%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d32857f4)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Malak)
Post by: Tamer on June 29, 2015, 06:43:21 AM
looks good on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Malak)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2015, 09:51:30 AM
Thanks Tamer, I have another one already. Darth Azard! Loving this one, made molds of the Savage Opress, and Darth Krayt shoulder pads for him, but sculpt the proper spikes on the krayt one. Heated up, and curved his double sided saber. I tried to make him as close to the character as possible, hope you guys like him.

And if anyone is interested:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Legacy-Darth-Azard-3-75in-figure-sith-krayt-mandalorian-jedi-/351439944593?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d373fb91 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Legacy-Darth-Azard-3-75in-figure-sith-krayt-mandalorian-jedi-%2F351439944593%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem51d373fb91)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Tamer on June 30, 2015, 03:44:51 AM
Looks pretty tough to me. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Starchaser on July 06, 2015, 07:33:08 PM
Azard looks great. I really like the way the lightsaber turned out. Your work on Malak is excellent.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: ghostskull18 on July 06, 2015, 07:56:44 PM
Amazing work!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on July 06, 2015, 08:14:29 PM
Nice work on that Darth Azard figure!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 06, 2015, 09:46:14 PM
Thanks guys, was having a crappy day, but your comments have made my evening much better. Darth Azard has become another favorite of mine, glad he's appreciated.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Jaeger45 on July 07, 2015, 02:33:29 PM
(Modified)
Ok, totally posted on the wrong thread previously.  Oops.

Very impressed with your tattoo work on Darth Scabrous!  Sith Pureblood is really nice too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 14, 2015, 09:19:28 AM
The customer that bought the sith pureblood a little while back also requested a female sith pureblood to go along with it. I think they'll make quite the pair.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Female Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Tamer on July 18, 2015, 08:03:03 AM
Looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Female Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 25, 2015, 06:34:29 AM
A customer requested a Celeste Morne, here's my WIP. Been wanting to do this figure anyway for quite a while now, so I was ecstatic when one of my regulars asked for her. The full length yellow lightsaber is finished, and quite like the character's. The head just needs some lipstick, and the rest of the body is primed for the work ahead.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Female Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Tamer on July 25, 2015, 06:36:58 AM
Looks good to me. I am still reeling from your ward droid. Man that thing is cool.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Female Sith Pureblood)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 25, 2015, 09:15:30 AM
Looks good to me. I am still reeling from your ward droid. Man that thing is cool.
Thanks, the war droid turned out better than I thought possible, from dumb luck inspiration, to finding great parts. I nearly forwent the jets on the back because I couldn't find a tube the proper size, then I have no clue where I go the idea, just thought marker caps, and the the inside of them has some nice detail for jets too. It's pretty close to scale as well, after all measurements, the average is about 20% too small, at least I find that close for not intentionally trying to make it to scale. Thinking about making more, the new hulkbuster baf is bigger, so bigger better right?  ;D  Still debating on selling it, would like at least $500 for the war droid if I do, not sure I'd get it, but then I suppose I could always keep it if it doesn't sell.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 26, 2015, 04:27:48 AM
Sculpt the torso on Celeste, looking pretty accurate.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: Tamer on July 26, 2015, 08:30:51 AM
Looking good, looking forward to the final version of this!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: AjuntaPall on July 26, 2015, 01:03:04 PM
Nice wip, and like tamer said I'm still stuck on your war droid. I've got one that's not quite scale I'm doing for my collection. I'm a mando & sith head so a war droid is a must for all these mandos I've got. Keep up the GREAT work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: JDeck on July 27, 2015, 07:17:54 PM
She's looking great!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 28, 2015, 05:47:10 AM
Thanks Tamer, Jdeck, and Ajunta, would love to see that war droid your working on Ajunta. I'm yet reeling from my war droid too, every time I walk past it I touch it just to make sure it's real. I'm a bit surprised though, outside of here it doesn't get much hype. Maybe people don't know what a Basilisk War Droid is that much, I thought it to be kind of iconic? At least it's like here where it's important I guess, the vote will be here after all.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 29, 2015, 05:30:08 AM
Playing with my basilisk war droid and it's 14 points of articulation. Boy do I wish Hasbro made these many years ago as a kid I'd play with them for a great many hours, then do it again the next day! Don't forget the vote is up! http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9738.msg184664#msg184664 Vote for your favorite even if it's not mine!


Sorry if I cause a fuss since this should probably be in the vehicles section, but I don't plan on making many, and this is my first one actually.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (War Droid Fun)
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2015, 07:21:47 AM
The anguish I feel knowing Hasbro probably would never do this. What a great addition to the SW Verse M25!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (War Droid Fun)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 29, 2015, 09:18:35 AM
Thanks Tamer, if only hasbro would see how amazing this is! They could make them now, and I'd still probably play with them a lot.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (War Droid Fun)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 01, 2015, 05:55:16 AM
Have another Celeste Morne wip pic. Hoping to finish her soon.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne WIP)
Post by: Tamer on August 01, 2015, 06:29:35 AM
Your sculpting work is really getting great. Gonna have to go share this progress.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 01, 2015, 06:56:50 AM
Thanks Tamer, means a lot when I only started sculpting on figures less than a year ago, and used chemical dry clay for the first time, stuff is definitely different, but useful. Bought some new tools for making her, and they're coming in handy a lot. I still need more practice though, sculpting on such a small scale is quite tedious, and I can't use my hands as much as I would like, as I'd do with larger sculpting projects. I see you REALLY like my war droid Tamer, and saw the podcast, thanks for voting for it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 03:44:55 AM
Finished Celeste Morne, I think I got quite a likeness to her, tried to get all the little details. you can see start to finish photos side by side at my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2015, 06:43:09 AM
Nice, she looks great. If you share that gallery on our Facebook Page I can share that on the fp too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 07:08:02 AM
Hmmm, not sure how to share to someone else's page, kinda seems silly FB thinks I want to share my own post on my own page. I'm ok with you sharing it on the yards page, or I can upload the pics to the yards page if you ok with that.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2015, 07:09:55 AM
If you go to our Facebook Page you should be able to share you gallery and then I can post it on the main page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 07:52:53 AM
Got it, definitely a process facebook could streamline.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Drakos on August 02, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
Wicked rendition!
 DH
Now all you need is Karness Muur or a rakghoul or two!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: AjuntaPall on August 02, 2015, 10:51:19 AM
Thats sooper dope, Nice work, I want her ;D
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Wip update)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 02, 2015, 12:35:36 PM
Playing with my basilisk war droid and it's 14 points of articulation. Boy do I wish Hasbro made these many years ago as a kid I'd play with them for a great many hours, then do it again the next day! Don't forget the vote is up! http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9738.msg184664#msg184664 Vote for your favorite even if it's not mine!


Sorry if I cause a fuss since this should probably be in the vehicles section, but I don't plan on making many, and this is my first one actually.

Cool Basilsk War Droid! One of my favorite things from the Tales of the Jedi comics. I have made 4 of them in the past.
In 2006-2007, I built 3 standard Basilisk War Droids and one (what I called) Mandalore's Grand Basilisk War Droid.
 The three standard Basilisk War Droids I made each had a light up tail section. Here's a link to pics of mine at my photobucket page: http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1 (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1)

Seeing yours has made me want to build another new one so I have begun pulling together necessary parts for a new Basilisk War Droid.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 03:20:16 PM
Wicked rendition!
 DH
Now all you need is Karness Muur or a rakghoul or two!
Thanks, I actually picked up some pieces for Karness Murr, so one might not be too far off, and as for rakghouls, I've been playing with ways to make them, so I have a few ideas.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 03:22:55 PM
Thats sooper dope, Nice work, I want her ;D
I know right!?! I don't think she could have turned out any better, and great work on your Satele Shan.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2015, 03:31:31 PM
Playing with my basilisk war droid and it's 14 points of articulation. Boy do I wish Hasbro made these many years ago as a kid I'd play with them for a great many hours, then do it again the next day! Don't forget the vote is up! http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9738.msg184664#msg184664 Vote for your favorite even if it's not mine!


Sorry if I cause a fuss since this should probably be in the vehicles section, but I don't plan on making many, and this is my first one actually.

Cool Basilsk War Droid! One of my favorite things from the Tales of the Jedi comics. I have made 4 of them in the past.
In 2006-2007, I built 3 standard Basilisk War Droids and one (what I called) Mandalore's Grand Basilisk War Droid.
 The three standard Basilisk War Droids I made each had a light up tail section. Here's a link to pics of mine at my photobucket page: http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1 (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1)

Seeing yours has made me want to build another new one so I have begun pulling together necessary parts for a new Basilisk War Droid.
Wow, those are yours? I had no idea, I actually looked at them while making mine, I based my weathering off Mandalore's grand Basilisk War Droid. I'm flattered mine has inspired you to make another. Did you sell those back in the day? and if so may I ask how much you got for them? Debating on selling mine after the contest, but not sure if it will sell.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 03, 2015, 11:45:08 AM
Playing with my basilisk war droid and it's 14 points of articulation. Boy do I wish Hasbro made these many years ago as a kid I'd play with them for a great many hours, then do it again the next day! Don't forget the vote is up! http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9738.msg184664#msg184664 Vote for your favorite even if it's not mine!


Sorry if I cause a fuss since this should probably be in the vehicles section, but I don't plan on making many, and this is my first one actually.

Cool Basilsk War Droid! One of my favorite things from the Tales of the Jedi comics. I have made 4 of them in the past.
In 2006-2007, I built 3 standard Basilisk War Droids and one (what I called) Mandalore's Grand Basilisk War Droid.
 The three standard Basilisk War Droids I made each had a light up tail section. Here's a link to pics of mine at my photobucket page: http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1 (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1)

Seeing yours has made me want to build another new one so I have begun pulling together necessary parts for a new Basilisk War Droid.
Wow, those are yours? I had no idea, I actually looked at them while making mine, I based my weathering off Mandalore's grand Basilisk War Droid. I'm flattered mine has inspired you to make another. Did you sell those back in the day? and if so may I ask how much you got for them? Debating on selling mine after the contest, but not sure if it will sell.

Yes, all of those Basilisk War Droids are made by me. Glad my custom Basilisk War Droids helped you make yours. Years ago, I sold one of my standard Basilisk War Droids on ebay and believe it or not there was little to no interest in it. I don't think many people knew about the Basilisk War Droids back then. I even had a description of what it was and what comic series it was seen in. It sold for less than $100 as I recall. Oh well, live and learn.Got some new parts ordered so once they arrive I'll start on my new Basilisk War Droid.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: bdc41866 on August 03, 2015, 09:00:55 PM
Simply beautiful. Love your version IABF. I remember when the character was first introduced in the comics, I thought, "Action figure please Hasbro!"...Anyway your version of Celeste is awesome. Keep up the amazing work sir!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 04, 2015, 10:41:17 PM
Playing with my basilisk war droid and it's 14 points of articulation. Boy do I wish Hasbro made these many years ago as a kid I'd play with them for a great many hours, then do it again the next day! Don't forget the vote is up! http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9738.msg184664#msg184664 Vote for your favorite even if it's not mine!


Sorry if I cause a fuss since this should probably be in the vehicles section, but I don't plan on making many, and this is my first one actually.

Cool Basilsk War Droid! One of my favorite things from the Tales of the Jedi comics. I have made 4 of them in the past.
In 2006-2007, I built 3 standard Basilisk War Droids and one (what I called) Mandalore's Grand Basilisk War Droid.
 The three standard Basilisk War Droids I made each had a light up tail section. Here's a link to pics of mine at my photobucket page: http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1 (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/library/Custom%20Mandalorian%20Basilisk%20War%20Droids?sort=3&page=1)

Seeing yours has made me want to build another new one so I have begun pulling together necessary parts for a new Basilisk War Droid.
Wow, those are yours? I had no idea, I actually looked at them while making mine, I based my weathering off Mandalore's grand Basilisk War Droid. I'm flattered mine has inspired you to make another. Did you sell those back in the day? and if so may I ask how much you got for them? Debating on selling mine after the contest, but not sure if it will sell.

Yes, all of those Basilisk War Droids are made by me. Glad my custom Basilisk War Droids helped you make yours. Years ago, I sold one of my standard Basilisk War Droids on ebay and believe it or not there was little to no interest in it. I don't think many people knew about the Basilisk War Droids back then. I even had a description of what it was and what comic series it was seen in. It sold for less than $100 as I recall. Oh well, live and learn.Got some new parts ordered so once they arrive I'll start on my new Basilisk War Droid.
Well that's a bit disappointing, even $100 would only brake even on the parts value (well the Marvel Legends parts were essentially free for I wanted the figure, not the build a figure parts they came with), not to mention the about 20 hours I put into it. The lack of recognition it gets isn't surprising, outside of here it doesn't get much interest. If I try to sell it, I'd have to start at a high price point then. Anyway, can't wait to see you make another war droid come together, I bet it's going to be sweet.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 04, 2015, 10:46:01 PM
Simply beautiful. Love your version IABF. I remember when the character was first introduced in the comics, I thought, "Action figure please Hasbro!"...Anyway your version of Celeste is awesome. Keep up the amazing work sir!
Thanks bdc41866, will try to keep more amazing works coming.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on August 05, 2015, 04:15:54 PM
Simply beautiful. Love your version IABF. I remember when the character was first introduced in the comics, I thought, "Action figure please Hasbro!"...Anyway your version of Celeste is awesome. Keep up the amazing work sir!

Hey Bdc41866, Thank you!
I-am-Boba-Fett
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 21, 2015, 05:58:31 PM
Made a Kerra Holt from the Knight Errant comic series for a customer. Really awesome character, wouldn't mind making a sith double agent version of her some time.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: bdc41866 on August 22, 2015, 07:48:16 AM
Now thats what Im Talking about! More female EU characters! Awesome work
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Tamer on August 23, 2015, 07:38:54 AM
Nice one. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Celeste Morne Finished)
Post by: Commander_Kurgan on August 23, 2015, 08:07:18 AM
Very cool. If she were stock Hasbro, I'd buy multiples of her.
My kind of action figure!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 23, 2015, 03:23:25 PM
Now thats what Im Talking about! More female EU characters! Awesome work
Thank you, I always wish Hasbroken made more females in general, but more EU chicks because they're bad asses like Mara Jade. Though at the same time I'm happy they didn't botch more like Shae Vizla's unhelmeted head, seriously looked like a dude.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 23, 2015, 03:24:38 PM
Nice one. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer, I appreciate all you do.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 23, 2015, 03:33:23 PM
Very cool. If she were stock Hasbro, I'd buy multiples of her.
My kind of action figure!
I'm flattered you like her so much. She would have been a great addition to the comic pack line, too bad it didn't last, "because the line doesn't appeal to kids." -Hasbroken. I was a kid the hole run of that line, and I have, or had nearly all of them, not to mention they where better priced than single figs. Shame, imagine one where you get her as a jedi, and sith!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: bdc41866 on August 23, 2015, 04:16:38 PM
I have yet to see Shae Vizla in the plastic flesh as it were
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 23, 2015, 05:42:41 PM
I have yet to see Shae Vizla in the plastic flesh as it were
Hasbro made her a few years ago in the Vintage series, but poor distribution, none came to my area, picked this one up off ebay before the prices got outrageous. She features swapable heads, the helmet looked perfect, but her other head looks like a man. As you can see by the last pic she's quite easy on the eyes, but not surprised Hasbroken couldn't deliver (the only consistently decent women I see from Hasbroken would be from the Marvel Legends line), yet I'm happy they actually gave her any attention at all.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Kerra Holt)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 24, 2015, 05:12:00 PM
This is my Darth Wredd from the Legacy comics I made for a customer. Used an ep. I Kenobi head because it's the closest mach I had, but the imperial knight neck was too long, so I shortened it, then sculpt his neck piece around it. Did the head sculpt myself, but in the pics you can't really see any detail I did on it. Other than that it's an imperial knight repaint, with imperial navy commander lower legs.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Wredd)
Post by: Tamer on August 25, 2015, 02:06:32 AM
I like him. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Wredd)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 25, 2015, 09:36:18 PM
This is Darth Traya, featuring two clear rods with magnets, so she can "force" control her three purple blades, and the can be put together in many combinations. Her red blade has magnets in the hilt to make the blade come off the hilt, her left hand has magnets too, so Darth Sion can cut it off, and I sculpt the hair myself.

And if anybody is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Darth-Traya-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-revan-jedi-EU-/351492721786?hash=item51d6994c7a (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Darth-Traya-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-revan-jedi-EU-%2F351492721786%3Fhash%3Ditem51d6994c7a)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Traya)
Post by: Tamer on August 26, 2015, 02:58:05 AM
She sure looks good on our front pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Traya)
Post by: ghostskull18 on August 26, 2015, 04:30:33 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Traya)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 26, 2015, 06:11:32 PM
Thanks Tamer, and  ghostskull. Working on a Bo-Katan, and Duchess Satine For a customer, got the build done so far, plenty of work yet to do...
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Darth Traya)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 26, 2015, 06:14:14 PM
Made a Nikto jedi, with some green on his tunic, and icy blue decals on his lightsaber.

If anybody is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Nikto-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-yoda-clone-/351491665265?hash=item51d6892d71 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Nikto-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-yoda-clone-%2F351491665265%3Fhash%3Ditem51d6892d71)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Satine, Bo-Katan WIPs, and Nikto jedi)
Post by: Tamer on August 27, 2015, 02:54:38 AM
A good addition to the Alien Jediverse. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Satine, Bo-Katan WIPs, and Nikto jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 28, 2015, 06:27:37 AM
Thanks Tamer. Here's another jedi, this time a Mon Calamari. I just kinda picked up two colors, and ran with them for his skin, but I like the way it turned out. The orange lightsaber is actually a party pick, one of those little translucent plastic swords. Not as nice as a cast, but hey're a great, fast, and cheep way to get those odd colors like yellow, orange, and clear.

If anybody is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Mon-Calamari-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-yoda-clone-EU-/351495240349?hash=item51d6bfba9d (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Mon-Calamari-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-yoda-clone-EU-%2F351495240349%3Fhash%3Ditem51d6bfba9d)

Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on August 30, 2015, 08:48:02 AM
I like that one too, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 31, 2015, 09:58:32 PM
Here's another WIP pic of Bo-Katan, I'm extremely happy with it, so I thought I'd share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP)
Post by: Tamer on September 01, 2015, 03:09:01 AM
Time to get her on the front page. Looks great.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP)
Post by: hemble on September 02, 2015, 03:16:36 AM
Nice work.

Ron
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 02, 2015, 06:29:33 AM
Thanks Tamer, and Hemble. Made these two for a customer, anybody else have problems with blue paints? Tried a few different brands, and and they all seem to have something funny with their chemical composer, like not mix, and/or bond well. Only really have problems with blue too, seems weird.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (some jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on September 02, 2015, 07:36:48 PM
So I haven't really been on the boards since I posted my "selfie" for the contest, but you've been busy. Really great custom output over the past couple of months. Your Basilisk war droid turned out stunning (I was compelled to vote for it). I also really like how your Kerra Holt figure turned out. Thanks for the recipe as well, I was thinking about attempting her as a figure because she's an interesting character.

As far as blue paint goes, I haven't had any problem with the Citadel blues, but that's just me.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (some jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 04, 2015, 03:24:18 AM
So I haven't really been on the boards since I posted my "selfie" for the contest, but you've been busy. Really great custom output over the past couple of months. Your Basilisk war droid turned out stunning (I was compelled to vote for it). I also really like how your Kerra Holt figure turned out. Thanks for the recipe as well, I was thinking about attempting her as a figure because she's an interesting character.

As far as blue paint goes, I haven't had any problem with the Citadel blues, but that's just me.
Thanks for the vote, still ecstatic about winning. Glad you like the Kerra Holt, I'm really enjoying taking more production photos so the parts can be seen. Will have to try that brands blue, thanks again Starchaser
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (some jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 04, 2015, 03:27:35 AM
Finished the sculpt on Bo-Katan, now she just needs paint. Didn't get a pic, but I modified the jetpack, and made it connect to her via magnet.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP update)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 04, 2015, 04:46:24 AM
Working on Duchess Satine as well, sculpt is done, just needs more paint.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP update)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 06, 2015, 05:53:30 AM
Finished Duchess Satine for a customer, was a lot of work, but my customer is very happy.
For start to finish photos check out my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700820400049297.1073741835.539615502836455&type=3
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan WIP update)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 06, 2015, 05:57:03 AM
Finished Bo-Katan for the same customer. Tried very hard to capture the essence of the character, by keeping the Clone Wars styling, while maintaining her femininity. She's complete with swapable heads, and magnetically attaching jetpack.
For start to finish photos, check out my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700819816716022.1073741834.539615502836455&type=3
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan and Duchess Satine Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 09, 2015, 09:41:10 AM
Made a couple of green Nikto, one a jedi, and one a rebel pilot with an astro droid.

Both are listed if anybody is interested:
For the jedi: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Green-Nikto-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-yoda-clone-EU-/351509103995?hash=item51d793457b (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Green-Nikto-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-yoda-clone-EU-%2F351509103995%3Fhash%3Ditem51d793457b)

For the rebel pilot: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Green-Nikto-Rebel-Pilot-w-Astro-Droid-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-/351509100350?hash=item51d793373e (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Green-Nikto-Rebel-Pilot-w-Astro-Droid-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-%2F351509100350%3Fhash%3Ditem51d793373e)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan and Duchess Satine Finished)
Post by: Tamer on September 10, 2015, 03:17:28 AM
They look good to me. Off to share. We need more SW Aliens period.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore 25 (Bo-Katan and Duchess Satine Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 10, 2015, 05:48:24 AM
Thanks Tamer, I agree the more aliens the better. Here's my Cassus Fett (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Mandalorian-Cassus-Fett-3-75in-figure-sith-revan-jedi-EU-%2F351510402998%3Fhash%3Ditem51d7a717b6). Dulled some gold paint, and sewed the soft goods myself. Not too big a fan of mixing paint, always mix too much, not enough, or it dries out before I finish. This time I mixed clear varnish in to keep it moist, and supplement it a bit. It worked great, and made the paint's finish a bit nicer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Cassus Fett)
Post by: koth on September 10, 2015, 07:48:16 AM
Loving that Satine. Good work!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Cassus Fett)
Post by: Tamer on September 11, 2015, 03:19:30 AM
Love that type of Mando Armor. Off to share. Wish I had more time for better comments!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Cassus Fett)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 11, 2015, 05:19:57 AM
Thanks koth, and Tamer, I have another one already.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11993281_702824869848850_659651998887228874_n.jpg?oh=0189dcaf8d4f0eca97eb8f77043c67d9&oe=56A849D8)
This is my Darth Bane. Sewed all the soft goods. Sculpt the collar, details on the shoulder pad, details on the hand, belt, and boots.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12004067_702824879848849_6927774698349172513_n.jpg?oh=258fa4a9b71e18f9eec8c41e1e5a1eb5&oe=566207AA)
Made him out of a Marvel Gladiator, with a Drax head, and the shoulder pad is cut out of a styrene sheet.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12009780_702824873182183_453617893827807409_n.jpg?oh=b6a44b645b06d4c33353ba6c34d70b2a&oe=5669C2C1)
Decided to glue the cape down so is stays draped properly. Carved lines in the arm to be character accurate, sadly they're hardly noticeable after the paint, but I think it turned out quite well.
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15455/366591-181388-darth-bane.JPG)

If anybody is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Comic-Style-Darth-Bane-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-/351511652895?hash=item51d7ba2a1f
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on September 11, 2015, 10:46:29 PM
Nice looking Cassus Fett figure you made.
Yours looks very similar to the custom Cassus Fett figure that I made last year. Here's a couple pics of mine:

(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20front%201.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20front%201.jpg.html)


(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20back1.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20back1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 12, 2015, 04:14:54 AM
Nice looking Cassus Fett figure you made.
Yours looks very similar to the custom Cassus Fett figure that I made last year. Here's a couple pics of mine:

(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20front%201.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20front%201.jpg.html)


(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy266/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20back1.jpg) (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/I-AM-BOBA-FETT/media/Custom%20Mandalorians/custom%20cassus%20fett%20completed%20back1.jpg.html)
Well they could nearly be twins, wish I would have remembered the shoulder strap on mine though. I like he slightly different flavors we have, usually if I see we made the same character there are aspects I like about yours better than mine, but at the same time there are aspects I like about mine better than yours. Like this one, I love your paint job, the chest details are sweet, but I like my soft goods a bit better. It's always fun to compare them.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane)
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2015, 05:33:41 AM
Like the Bane too. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 17, 2015, 01:31:34 PM
A customer requested this Darth Zannah, this would be the third Darth Zannah I've made, and I think it might be my best yet. She looks pretty cool by my comic style Darth Bane too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Zannah)
Post by: Starchaser on September 17, 2015, 07:30:59 PM
Nice job on Cassus Fett, the gold paint looks really good. Your Darth Bane turned out magnificent. Great attention to detail with the arm carving and sculpting.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Zannah)
Post by: Tamer on September 18, 2015, 08:18:54 AM
Love the eyes on your new Sith. Very evil looking as Sith should look. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Zannah)
Post by: Bronxstalker on September 18, 2015, 12:08:17 PM
Fantastic as usual.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 19, 2015, 06:13:07 AM
Nice job on Cassus Fett, the gold paint looks really good. Your Darth Bane turned out magnificent. Great attention to detail with the arm carving and sculpting.
Thanks Starchaser, sculpting is really becoming my favorite part, and still wish the arm carving would have survived the paint better, but at least it's somewhat visible in the side pic. Bane, and Zannah are actually going to the same customer now, they'll make quite the display.

Love the eyes on your new Sith. Very evil looking as Sith should look. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer, the eyes are a pain to deal with for they're so small, but they are definitely worth it when they turn out as though they are the gateway to the character's soul.

Fantastic as usual.
Thanks Bronxstalker!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Zannah)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 19, 2015, 06:19:40 AM
Made a Pacithhip Jedi. Drilled out Ketwol's head to make it work on a ball joint.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Pacithhip-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351520742662?hash=item51d844dd06 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Pacithhip-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351520742662%3Fhash%3Ditem51d844dd06)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Pacithhip Jedi)
Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2015, 05:27:44 AM
Wow, love the look of this one. off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Pacithhip Jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 20, 2015, 06:12:35 AM
Thanks Tamer, I like the way the parts came together him too. Have another, well two actually. This is my Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic, forgot to take any production photos :( oh well. She's made from the comic pack Asajj Ventress (head and arms), Concept Starkiller (body), and Bastilla Shan (belt down). Sculpt the hair, and ears, wish I could have done more to the hair, hard to sculpt it when it's so thin, and has a small attachment point. Mixed some clear paint, with brown to make more of a wash for her stripes. I think I accurately hit the character, hope she's a treat for all the KOTOR fans.

And for anyone who may be interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Cathar-Jedi-Juhani-3-75in-figure-sith-revan-mandalorian-/351521577034?hash=item51d851984a (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Cathar-Jedi-Juhani-3-75in-figure-sith-revan-mandalorian-%2F351521577034%3Fhash%3Ditem51d851984a)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 20, 2015, 06:46:14 AM
I also have a Saba Sebatyne from the new jedi order finished. Made her from the Amazing Spider-man movie Lizard (perfect body for the height, and tail), and an ep. 1 Kenobi (arms and legs). Shaved the body down to give her more of an hourglass shape, and added a little more bust to make her a bit more feminine (sort of worked). Sculpt the head to give it a wider mouth, and segmented brow as a Barabel should have. Also made the lightsaber removable via magnet.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Barabel-Jedi-Saba-Sebatyne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351521606578?hash=item51d8520bb2 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Barabel-Jedi-Saba-Sebatyne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351521606578%3Fhash%3Ditem51d8520bb2)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani and Saba Sebatyne)
Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2015, 06:57:22 AM
Wow, even more. Time to get the word out about these too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani and Saba Sebatyne)
Post by: Starchaser on September 20, 2015, 09:57:49 PM
I like the Saba figure, good work adapting the Lizardman figure. Juhani looks really great! Great job with the sculpting and the paint apps are fantastic.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani and Saba Sebatyne)
Post by: ghostskull18 on September 20, 2015, 10:00:43 PM
Awesome work!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani and Saba Sebatyne)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 26, 2015, 08:34:34 AM
Wow, even more. Time to get the word out about these too.
Thanks for getting to word out so quickly Tamer!

I like the Saba figure, good work adapting the Lizardman figure. Juhani looks really great! Great job with the sculpting and the paint apps are fantastic.
Thanks Starchaser, I'm very pleased with Juhani, the pics don't show her well though, her eyes look far better in person. Saba is good, needed to make her once I saw the Lizard figure. Wanted to sculpt her robes, but the business part of me took over thinking she won't sell well, and I had already put a number of hours into her, so I went with cloth, to keep the price lower.

Awesome work!
Thanks ghostskull18!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Juhani and Saba Sebatyne)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 26, 2015, 08:39:49 AM
I have an Aqualish jedi today with another orange lightsaber. I like the way he turned out, from the pics it's hard to tell, but he's dark green and black. Sorry about to pic quality this time, took them on my phone.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Aqualish jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on September 26, 2015, 05:45:03 PM
Like the orange lightsaber!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Aqualish jedi)
Post by: Tamer on September 27, 2015, 04:06:43 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Aqualish jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 19, 2015, 05:36:34 PM
Made a couple custom jedi yesterday, first off a custom female Ishi Tib.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12141623_715890401875630_5035346632627690090_n.jpg?oh=c222f3c4b08dd426826323bfcb578dfb&oe=56C941D2)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12112437_715890395208964_237668075411824864_n.jpg?oh=9c96b4875b0d05e2d398ec4266eeca2f&oe=568E184C)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12108251_715890398542297_2089094387982065198_n.jpg?oh=245b9bce13567d8d468abff40d1d5a5c&oe=56CF9C5D)
She features a ball jointed head now that I modified the original by drilling the hole wider (about the exact same size as the neck nub so it's very snug), and put enough clay inside so it the heads sits where I want it, then moved it around to round out the inside. Worked perfectly, and look at the side pic the head only covers enough of the nub to stay on, so there is a huge range of motion to it. I also cut the hands off the Ishi Tib figure, glued the hands on the base, and then sculpt the lower arm to her new hands to make her as accurate as possible.

And if anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Female-Ishi-Tib-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351553986590?hash=item51da40201e%3Ag%3A3%7E4AAOSw5VFWJBDs (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Female-Ishi-Tib-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351553986590%3Fhash%3Ditem51da40201e%253Ag%253A3%257E4AAOSw5VFWJBDs)

Second, I made a Male Vuvrian jedi, with full leg articulation.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12096225_715947711869899_6773607823206842797_n.jpg?oh=c9c9ad39dbea0d6ce9f5e17bf7f69721&oe=56C997CC)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11218775_715947705203233_7209292217902784795_n.jpg?oh=6a6dcd600a322ba5904130c373ebc492&oe=56C45223)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10920954_715947718536565_8594874978138430666_n.jpg?oh=c45907042be03914aaa8b6d1af314c13&oe=568C6640)
One of my disappointments with figures with legs like this is that hasbroken never made them fully articulated, even if the rest of the figure is, ex. geonosians, wioslea, Voolvif Monn. So I though I'd do it myself. I took the upper arm of the base figure, put it in where the knee was, then turned the lower leg of the base figure backwards, and attached it to where the elbow would go (adjust the feet accordingly). Really wasn't difficult at all, and he stands just fine, curious to why hasbroken never did this.

Anyway, if anyone is interested he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Male-Vuvrian-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351554130107?hash=item51da4250bb%3Ag%3Ac8AAAOSw14xWJFFQ (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Male-Vuvrian-jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351554130107%3Fhash%3Ditem51da4250bb%253Ag%253Ac8AAAOSw14xWJFFQ)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Ishi Tib and Vuvrian jedi)
Post by: Tamer on October 21, 2015, 03:15:50 AM
Off to share your latest updates on our pages. I like the Alien Jedi. Love more movement period.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Ishi Tib and Vuvrian jedi)
Post by: Starchaser on October 26, 2015, 11:10:55 PM
More aliens! Yeah! I like what you did to add articulation. Nice job!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Ishi Tib and Vuvrian jedi)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 10, 2015, 01:59:19 AM
Thanks guys, here's something I think is coming together very nicely, a female Wookiee. She's still a work in progress, and the pics aren't great, but I hope you guys enjoy her so far.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee)
Post by: Tamer on November 10, 2015, 09:44:46 AM
I think she looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 10, 2015, 10:36:56 PM
Finished my female Wookie jedi, painted her tan, then went over it with brown game ink to hightlight the fur, and the sculpting I did.

If anyone is interested she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Female-Wookiee-Jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351576066334?hash=item51db91091e:g:bD4AAOSwAYtWQszC (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Female-Wookiee-Jedi-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351576066334%3Fhash%3Ditem51db91091e%3Ag%3AbD4AAOSwAYtWQszC)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee)
Post by: Starchaser on November 10, 2015, 11:44:23 PM
Wow, she turned out really great! Using the Valkyrie body as a base was a really good idea. The parts combination is great and your sculpting is excellent. The additional accessories really finish her off nicely. Truly an outstanding job on this figure.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on November 11, 2015, 02:44:26 AM
Your custom Wookiee Female Jedi figure looks great. That figure in my opinion is the best sculpting I have seen of yours so far. EL
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: Tamer on November 11, 2015, 08:33:35 AM
I agree the sculpt work on this is really over the top. Nice job. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 14, 2015, 04:52:47 AM
Wow, she turned out really! Using the Valkyrie body as a base was a really good idea. The parts combination is great and your sculpting is excellent. The additional accessories really finish her off nicely. Truly an outstanding job on this figure.
Thanks Starchaser, the idea to use the Valkyrie body hit me when I got a new drill, the thigh joints on her are perfect for easily securing any leg by cutting it off and drilling a hole to fit the thigh joint's nub.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 14, 2015, 04:59:18 AM
Your custom Wookiee Female Jedi figure looks great. That figure in my opinion is the best sculpting I have seen of yours so far. EL
Thanks ;D Glad to hear my skills are improving, used a more spade shaped tool for better depth transition, and a lot of water to keep it looking softer, rather than a more knife-like tool creating harder lines, like this:
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 14, 2015, 05:05:12 AM
I agree the sculpt work on this is really over the top. Nice job. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer, shame she's not getting a lot of interest on the sales front, sculpting takes time that many don't want to pay for unless they request it, but this one was really fun to work on.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Female Wookiee Jedi Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 14, 2015, 05:24:29 AM
I'm more than just Star Wars! Working on arming a Figma Link Ocarina of Time style with a Red Tunic.
Here's a WIP of the Biggoran Sword:
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12195880_722793791185291_6431068873209984139_n.jpg?oh=7936a20c3f4f2de8611c012d11c73f89&oe=56F4E010)
A WIP of the Mirror Shield, I actually have some crazy math skills, so I calculated the detentions for this scale, and they look spot on.
 (https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12235041_723374071127263_3711523902012086504_n.jpg?oh=51946eb4bfd49063e5ab74a28dbb337a&oe=56AC0BC1)
And the Fairy Bow. Since Figma figures are a harder plastic, the hands need to be handled delicately, so I placed magnets where Link holds the bow for it to come in half for effortless insertion into his hand.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12249897_724027287728608_8579466464335296903_n.jpg?oh=6eba10c0be34f5cf5403a8d542000f07&oe=56B90D36)
With More to come, planning on the Megaton Hammer, some Bombs, Hover Boots, Iron Boots, and Golden Gauntlets yet. So far pretty smooth, the fancy figure excepts paint well, but the right arm wears easily, even after a number of clear coats. I also have a couple other Zelda characters in the works, hope they're liked.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2015, 08:44:08 AM
Daggone that is sweet. Love all the weapons, the attention to detail, the use of magnets, etc.

Is that display stand something that comes with the figures or extra? Off to share some of this on the pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 15, 2015, 07:44:17 AM
All Figma figures to my knowledge come with a fancy stand like that. The base figure actually comes with two faces and 8 hands, Figma does some pretty fancy work. Personally Figma Link is my favorite action figure to ever come out, yet he's a little dull only coming with the Master's Blade, and Hylian Shield, so though I'd improve him. Planning on making molds of some of the accessories I create as well, to sell them individually.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Tamer on November 16, 2015, 07:04:08 AM
Well I love your additions. It is gonna rock.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Starchaser on November 17, 2015, 12:10:30 AM
Feally nice Link. The sword looks great, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed shield.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2015, 08:46:13 AM
Well, here's your wish Starchaser, well sort of, will probably tinker with it a bit yet. I'm thinking a new mold for sure, ran out of time on the first mold, but 1-2 min work time is crazy.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12241184_725052387626098_5992721780888188592_n.jpg?oh=0dc8dd7373999303ec80647d21c0357a&oe=56B89DBB)
Here's the real Mirror Shield I made, on the right, with the first mold:
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11217812_725052380959432_7219372949425370235_n.jpg?oh=c88692ce1497411ea3d57390774616ab&oe=56AD1B4F)
The detail is a bit lacking in the casts as well, and I disagree with the instruction tip of paint ASAP after molding, for it's way to soft yet, left many fingerprints behind. Best to let is sit and completely harden after demolding. Having fun learning with this Amazing Mold Putty, and Amazing Resin, I can make a mold, and make a cast or two in an hour.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2015, 03:07:05 AM
Wow, I think that turned out pretty good and it picked up most of the detail. Guess you can see it better than I. Off to share.

I would love to find out more about that Amazing Molding stuff. Cool deal.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 18, 2015, 03:57:33 AM
Wow, I think that turned out pretty good and it picked up most of the detail. Guess you can see it better than I. Off to share.

I would love to find out more about that Amazing Molding stuff. Cool deal.
Your right, it did pick up the detail quite well, decided to dilute a black wash to highlight the details in the mirror, and that did the trick. Was more the solid color hiding detail than the mold. Will be more on that later ;). I'm pretty excited about the possibilities this stuff has, besides time, being both an issue, and crazy cool, it's really not that expensive online. I've seen some of the product at retailers, and it's a lot of money for each, but I picked up the resin, and putty for about $30 online. Might still seem like plenty, but as far as molding material goes, it's pretty cheap, and I've hardly used any of it with what I've don so far. Super easy to learn, and 1:1 ratios make it super easy to throw together. I've tried some other things, and they're spendy, and disastrous when you mess up, making it hard to justify spending so much to wast your first batch learning. I definitely give them my stamp of approval.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2015, 04:32:12 PM
I appreciate the information and your honest opinion. I am gonna give it a look see on amazon and list it for folks to try. You sure have made it look pretty fantastic with your shield thats for sure.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 19, 2015, 05:07:12 AM
I appreciate the information and your honest opinion. I am gonna give it a look see on amazon and list it for folks to try. You sure have made it look pretty fantastic with your shield thats for sure.
It's cool, I'm always on the lookout for interesting stuff to make my customs better.
Here's an amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Alumilite-Amazing-Mold-Putty-0-66-Pound/dp/B0058VAG5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447933950&sr=8-1&keywords=amazing+mold (http://amzn.to/1PPGNLG)
It's actually a bit cheaper than when I got mine, you can get the resin, and putty for under $30 right now, but I'd stay away from the mold release it tries to sell you, personally I think it's completely unnecessary unless you have a complicated mold. Though it's not the greatest when it comes to complexity, due to the 1-2 min molding time (keep it in mind, for the greater amount you mix, the less time you have to put in on what your molding), but you can also add putty in sections, just weld the sections together while molding. Makes a crease in the mold, but you can sand it out of the casts you make.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 19, 2015, 05:34:09 AM
Since I got the mold, of the mirror shield, I'm Starting to sell them Painted, and unpainted.
For painted:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/n5MAAOSwIwhWTFyS/s-l1600.jpg)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-action-figure-scale-painted-Mirror-Sheild-/351582295690?hash=item51dbf0168a%3Ag%3An5MAAOSwIwhWTFyS (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-action-figure-scale-painted-Mirror-Sheild-%2F351582295690%3Fhash%3Ditem51dbf0168a%253Ag%253An5MAAOSwIwhWTFyS)

For unpainted:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BO8AAOSw6dNWTGLL/s-l1600.jpg)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-actionfigure-scale-unpainted-Mirror-Sheild-/351582298596?hash=item51dbf021e4%3Ag%3ABO8AAOSw6dNWTGLL (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-actionfigure-scale-unpainted-Mirror-Sheild-%2F351582298596%3Fhash%3Ditem51dbf021e4%253Ag%253ABO8AAOSw6dNWTGLL)

Might not be the best place to share them, but maybe someone will be interested in a shield. I've also been working on a Zora Link (because I can never just work on one thing at a time), and he's coming along superb. Sculpt the head myself, then sprayed him with Tamiya Coral Blue, and the figure took the paint crazy well, there is almost zero paint wear. Didn't focus on painting the boots for they're to be sculpt, and painted brown yet. Planning on doing some fins for the arms, probably detachable via magnet, and hopefully his fish bone guitar with another set of hands so he can play it, depends how long it takes to make him alone. Thinking about cutting some things from the Red Figma Link because of the amount of time put in thus far, and how much time I have yet to put in on the accessories I've already started, will make me need to ask too high of a price, then I'll have to sit on him a while...
Anyway Here's the Zora Link WIP:
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12219478_725346767596660_8332193144206895270_n.jpg?oh=741a5b914226b9e2b56673e67d36584d&oe=56F58500)
And a reference for those who haven't played Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask:
 (http://www.zelda.com.br/material/zora_link.png)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Tamer on November 19, 2015, 08:56:29 AM
Thanks so much for the info and the update. Look for it to show up on the fp soon!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: AjuntaPall on November 19, 2015, 05:04:32 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Starchaser on November 19, 2015, 06:08:10 PM
That shield turned out really, really well!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 21, 2015, 06:25:24 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12227057_726026714195332_6741958484177434798_n.jpg?oh=e9a94125af79130f230f216065735589&oe=56EEEC4F)
Made the hard call of calling Link finished, wanted to do more, but expenses, and time put in were getting pretty high already. The higher the price I need to ask, the less likely he'll will sell. Thinking I might do a second with different accessories instead, maybe three. Love the way the accessories I did turned out though, they look right out of the game.
If anyone is interested he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Red-Figma-Link-with-Biggoron-Sword-Mirror-Shield-/351584325549?hash=item51dc0f0fad%3Am%3AmHI9OW2G_sbCDxbJBMaT50w (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Red-Figma-Link-with-Biggoron-Sword-Mirror-Shield-%2F351584325549%3Fhash%3Ditem51dc0f0fad%253Am%253AmHI9OW2G_sbCDxbJBMaT50w)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style Finished)
Post by: Tamer on November 22, 2015, 04:47:52 AM
Nice, time to go get some of this on the front page!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Red Figma Link armed OoT style Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 22, 2015, 07:58:44 AM
Thanks, back to star wars. Made these two for a customer, a Mirialan Jedi, and Dancer.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mirialan Jedi & Dancer)
Post by: AjuntaPall on November 23, 2015, 01:06:24 AM
 :o :o LINK LOOKS AWESOME!!! Way to go buddy  DH
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mirialan Jedi & Dancer)
Post by: Starchaser on November 23, 2015, 06:42:21 PM
Nice! The tatoo work on the Jedi face looks really good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mirialan Jedi & Dancer)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 30, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
:o :o LINK LOOKS AWESOME!!! Way to go buddy  DH
Thanks, I love that figure, wish he'd sell though.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mirialan Jedi & Dancer)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 30, 2015, 12:58:57 PM
Nice! The tattoo work on the Jedi face looks really good.
Thanks, used some fancy super fine tipped permanent markers on the tattoos. I don't think they make them anymore, but when I get around to looking it up again I'll let you guys know.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mirialan Jedi & Dancer)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 30, 2015, 01:17:04 PM
Working Hard on Zora Link, sculpt most of the gauntlets, most of the boots, an have the skirt ready to go. Had to call my grandma for how to make the skirt fit around the waist. It's essentially just taking a piece of paper, and drawing a circle for the waist, then measuring the length of the skirt out from that circle, using that point make a bigger circle around the first like a doughnut, and cut out as much of the doughnut as needed to get around the waist with the amount of flare desired to make a pattern. Finished the bottom by ironing a slight fold down, then liquid stitched the fold down permanently, as shown in the pic with the inside facing up.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12301666_729605667170770_7506701247900657422_n.jpg?oh=403560f80a37c0573de20019906af67e&oe=56DD357A)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link WIP)
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2015, 04:18:57 AM
Looks pretty cool on the front page along with more comments.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 09, 2015, 09:45:57 AM
Thanks Tamer
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12366310_732853556845981_4896644230313749140_n.jpg?oh=effc50d6fe3489f8850d684e7ca4ef82&oe=56DA1587)
Falling a little behind on figures, got sick the beginning of last week, then my fiancee cam home for the weekend, but I drown myself in work to get this good update. Zora Link himself is done, and has come quite a ways from the Marvel legends Iron Fist I started with. I'm very pleased with him, and think I did the character justice. For sure I'll do a set of detachable fins yet, maybe his guitar too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2015, 03:39:02 AM
Wow, that is a pretty amazing change. Off to share the final version. Looks good M25.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: JDeck on December 10, 2015, 02:23:53 PM
 Great work! The gauntlets and boots look awesome.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: Starchaser on December 13, 2015, 05:33:59 PM
Zora looks great! The sculpting is amazing.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 15, 2015, 01:23:17 AM
Wow, that is a pretty amazing change. Off to share the final version. Looks good M25.

Thanks Tamer, great work you do here. He's not quite the final version though, more about that in a bit. Thanks again!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 15, 2015, 01:28:31 AM
Great work! The gauntlets and boots look awesome.

I'm glad you like them, I think the shades of brown on them are very good complements of each other, bringing out my sculpting more. Thank you for the complement, I'm always happy to hear my art is appreciated!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link Nearly Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 15, 2015, 01:31:49 AM
Zora looks great! The sculpting is amazing.

Sure means a lot, he's my most time consuming figure yet, and I even cut his guitar! Hope I get the coin I need for him considering all that time. Thanks you very much, I'm happy to hear the sculpt is a good one!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 15, 2015, 01:50:57 AM
This is the final version of Zora Link, and my first 6in figure! 16 hours of love wrapped up in this one, and I don't think I could be more pleased (well maybe if I could do the guitar yet). He has hand sculpt features from head to toe, and a finished cloth skirt for no fraying, or motion hindrance. The pair of fins come off, and on by magnet, for maximum convenience. Lastly he comes with a clear stand I painted with clear blue to simulate water, for holding him upright, or in a swimming pose. If your going to paint using Tamiya sprays, I do suggest a brushed on clear coat, the heat from my hands, with the oils from my clay, made the parts I held while working on him sticky, but the clear coat, both stopped it, and prevented it from happening any further. Looking into some new sprays for my endeavors into 6in figures, and one is a dye, not a paint.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/1378850_734953183302685_74249600131325719_n.jpg?oh=51b86f0e2f95f0c8ff59c7dde8a15e3b&oe=56D43C9F)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12392034_734953383302665_6478759225984000847_n.jpg?oh=1ebe66e4a8a65bb3e00a83b5aa190524&oe=57184405)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12342364_734953283302675_5958215479081885041_n.jpg?oh=7f34bf9c95fc3da2e80b0913ef47fcb1&oe=56D3F7B2)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12341065_734953286636008_848375868594178163_n.jpg?oh=9ba9f4892e00a91357fd129bd63dbf72&oe=56E032DC)
And if anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-6in-Zora-Link-Action-Figure-nintendo-figma-/351605005058?hash=item51dd4a9b02%3Ag%3ACKEAAOSwCQNWb53z (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-6in-Zora-Link-Action-Figure-nintendo-figma-%2F351605005058%3Fhash%3Ditem51dd4a9b02%253Ag%253ACKEAAOSwCQNWb53z)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Tamer on December 15, 2015, 04:45:00 AM
That dye sounds interesting, let us know how that works out. Great tip on the clear coat too.

Looks great, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 28, 2015, 04:58:40 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/iXYAAOSwv-NWV5VI/s-l500.jpg)
Cheap (for Figma) blank figures, thought I'd share if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Art-Figure-Doll-Figma-archetype-he-and-she-Flesh-Color-Version-Limited-/121825181743?hash=item1c5d58c02f:g:iXYAAOSwv-NWV5VI (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FJapan-Art-Figure-Doll-Figma-archetype-he-and-she-Flesh-Color-Version-Limited-%2F121825181743%3Fhash%3Ditem1c5d58c02f%3Ag%3AiXYAAOSwv-NWV5VI)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Tamer on December 28, 2015, 05:54:41 AM
Sweet, I need to go share this. I hope to see you do a project with one of these soon!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 28, 2015, 06:18:59 AM
Sweet, I need to go share this. I hope to see you do a project with one of these soon!

Plans already in motion ;) ordered a set for myself, and thinking a Zelda and Shiek combo, to be the same scale as Figma Link.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Tamer on December 29, 2015, 03:39:40 AM
If you get a chance do a review of those figures. I know we would all love to hear your thoughts from a customizing perspective.

Matter of fact if you want to do a quick video review, send me the vid and I will load it to your YouTube Channel.

I can't wait to see what you do with em.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 29, 2015, 05:44:10 AM
Well my opinion on Figma is pretty high, extremely well done figures, worth their higher prices. Though according to some people you need to like the Japanese style figures (mostly referencing the joints being like disks), personally I appreciate quality figures in all forms. Been waiting to find these blanks cheap enough to use as base figures for a while now, and am curious myself to how well they'll go, for example they are a higher quality plastic than I'd say most here are used to working with Hasbro figures. Having worked on Link, it's more reluctant to paint, but have some new ideas. Thinking about learning to take them apart too, and hopefully I won't ruin anything. Thanks for the vote of confidence Tamer, I'm hoping to make some pretty cool figures with these, and you might have persuaded me to make a video, I'll see what I can do  ;)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Link 100% Complete)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 04, 2016, 05:45:05 AM
Now that the holidays are winding down, it's back to work on my orders, made these two Zeltron for a customer.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10401909_743743719090298_2022931315755885105_n.jpg?oh=2fb5d81b19a8537fa1d41841d8302780&oe=5749C970)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zeltron)
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2016, 04:08:54 AM
More comments on the front pages!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zeltron)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 05, 2016, 05:34:29 AM
I have to agree about the big hair, where it makes a Peg Bundy looking Mara jade, it definitely comes in handy in cases like this dancer. I'm still not to keen on the defined face shape, especially for a Mara Jade.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zeltron)
Post by: Starchaser on January 09, 2016, 04:42:58 PM
Fun customs, I hope your client enjoys them.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zeltron)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 11, 2016, 09:42:05 PM
Fun customs, I hope your client enjoys them.

Thanks Starchaser, my client is very happy with them, for they remind him of the comics he's read, like the dancer's right out of the old Marvel, and the jedi's right out of Dark Horse. I miss dark horse, the new Star Wars comics are boring.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zeltron)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 11, 2016, 10:19:45 PM
Had a busy day, made 4 figures. First a Sullustan Jedi.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12495171_747372618727408_2190503432264475480_n.jpg?oh=687c94ad320732c36ae8a60089371951&oe=5743E14E)
Available here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sullustan-Jedi-yoda-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-kenobi-EU-/351627222482?hash=item51de9d9dd2:g:bpIAAOSwYIhWlApm (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sullustan-Jedi-yoda-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-kenobi-EU-%2F351627222482%3Fhash%3Ditem51de9d9dd2%3Ag%3AbpIAAOSwYIhWlApm)

Next is a mythic crossover, a Minotaur Jedi. A seller that makes cast heads had these Minotaur heads, and I thought they were super cool, so I picked up some. The body is from Qui-Gon Jinn, the arms are from a CW Chewbacca, and the legs are cut from Lak Sivrak, with hooves sculpt at the ends.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12541085_747374098727260_5798539980633243924_n.jpg?oh=8cafe871114b231071d66895f25fedb2&oe=57436490)
He's available here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Crossover-Minotaur-Jedi-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-/351627209218?hash=item51de9d6a02:g:nYMAAOSwwPhWlAii (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Crossover-Minotaur-Jedi-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-%2F351627209218%3Fhash%3Ditem51de9d6a02%3Ag%3AnYMAAOSwwPhWlAii)

Third is another crossover, a Predator Mandalorian. I find this combo very fitting, and like the way he turned out. He's made from that Funko retro action figure line's Predator (the head, shoulder cannon, and claw on right arm), and a Jango Fett.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12510281_747235872074416_619175097624511571_n.jpg?oh=aaf6ab3d16cfebe1abdc510a8bb57b17&oe=5706AB29)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12552581_747235925407744_197864300462076091_n.jpg?oh=b3faaaed3712eda7cafd767302927047&oe=574197FE)
Available here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Crossover-Predator-Mandalorian-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-darth-EU-/351627197991?hash=item51de9d3e27:g:a6MAAOSwYIhWlAHS (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Crossover-Predator-Mandalorian-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-darth-EU-%2F351627197991%3Fhash%3Ditem51de9d3e27%3Ag%3Aa6MAAOSwYIhWlAHS)

Last I sculpt this Male Togruta head on this Jedi that sold already. Not overly happy with it myself, well love the sculpt, turned out exactly as I pictured it, the paint job just wasn't there. Still something with blue paint I have problems with, this brand it wears off by touch, and the clear coat picks it up as I put that on. Frustrated me, and then I was on tilt, but maybe it's just me, it did sell already.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12509699_747373825393954_3981650366112638803_n.jpg?oh=220f4f99080fd6f9d15205fcfca10afc&oe=573D891E)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12541120_747373822060621_322801782567341522_n.jpg?oh=bbb925a6bd328708bcf08c5fafe423ee&oe=5704E2C6)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (4 new figures)
Post by: Tamer on January 12, 2016, 04:09:37 AM
Nice, time for some page and social channel love.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (4 new figures)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 18, 2016, 11:47:31 PM
Made this Tyvokka for a customer, and I'm very pleased with how he looks, pretty darn close to the comic reference, complete with slightly curved wood hilt yellow saber.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12439036_750017631796240_6537397104164035479_n.jpg?oh=58b57adda25caa56083e51408400fc38&oe=573B22F4)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12495193_750017721796231_6152986176343190019_n.jpg?oh=f336bf978e85d8d1b1bd012c0b3b4c51&oe=56FF5778)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Tyvokka)
Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2016, 05:48:41 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Tyvokka)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 19, 2016, 01:10:09 PM
Thanks Tamer, here's my Republic Commando Gregor, form the Clone Wars episode "Missing in Action." I love commandos, personally I'm not one for first person shooters, but "Republic Commando" is an amazing game. Though now that The Clone Wars is still canon throws a monkey wrench in things for the commandos show up in clone wars making them cannon, but not their stories, it's just weird. He's made from the clone wars Commando Boss, but he comes with some odd cable pack, does anyone like those? Even as a kid I didn't like them, or most missile firing accessories, would rather it be more character accurate, so I took one from a realistic styled commando, seems to work fine.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12417679_750287618435908_2183171637655000532_n.jpg?oh=6b97e476ed1b515988a584aad0cb77e9&oe=570166EF)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12541034_750287611769242_7029745453072072869_n.jpg?oh=2579fb347a63822ce977e90825e9c97a&oe=573E6ADB)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12592426_750287615102575_3546877323223626845_n.jpg?oh=8bf110da8612cba4d8177bd18a2dfb27&oe=573EC028)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12507213_750287928435877_8130540622808383334_n.jpg?oh=427002531d75de7ed0701883f32c6f78&oe=57342736)

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Commando-Gregor-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-/351633946824?hash=item51df0438c8%3Ag%3ArTEAAOSwX%7EdWnpCX
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Republic Commando Gregor)
Post by: Starchaser on January 19, 2016, 04:56:24 PM
Cool updates! Tyvokka is great and I love the Minotaur Jedi. Really, really nice job on the Gregor paint applications.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Republic Commando Gregor)
Post by: Tamer on January 20, 2016, 03:06:40 AM
Wow, I like this one too. I tripped down memory lane with this front page posting. I count Republic Commando as my favorite one person shooter of all time. I am playing Destiny right now and while it is pretty cool it pales in comparison to RC. Nowadays, there just seems to be too much control, if you know what I mean, while RC was instinctive and easy to get on target. Great custom figure.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Republic Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 20, 2016, 10:01:57 AM
Cool updates! Tyvokka is great and I love the Minotaur Jedi. Really, really nice job on the Gregor paint applications.

Thanks Starchaser, the Minotaur jedi turned out well, and is something unique to get me recognized a bit. The paint apps turned out pretty well on Gregor, as the designer, my only complaint is on the back of the head the white I painted on didn't blend in well, otherwise every detail got me pretty excited, for even the tally marks are super close to the way they are in the cartoon. I used a fancy fine tipped permanent marker to make the tally marks.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Republic Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 20, 2016, 10:18:15 AM
Wow, I like this one too. I tripped down memory lane with this front page posting. I count Republic Commando as my favorite one person shooter of all time. I am playing Destiny right now and while it is pretty cool it pales in comparison to RC. Nowadays, there just seems to be too much control, if you know what I mean, while RC was instinctive and easy to get on target. Great custom figure.

I know what you mean, to my knowledge, RC remains a pretty unique game to this day for the AI is the best there has every been, it really made me feel like I was in charge of my squad when I could order one of them to take a position while I cover them, or order one to jump on a turret. Hands down my favorite first person shooter, but is extremely underrated today for the market's constant flood of FPS. If Disney remade it just like the old one, that would be a step in a direction to get me back on board, but Disney would never agree to something so violent. Overall the new canon is super child friendly, the movie is the least, but that movie didn't do it for me. They really need to cater to full audience again, the end of The Clone Wars was getting to a general audience point, but canceled for Rebels an even more childish show than season one of CW. Bringing RC back, and KOTOR or a complete remake, like from the ground up (I hate it when they call enhanced graphics versions remakes), that tell a slightly new story but stays true to the old would be a bridge to the new canon for me.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Republic Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 20, 2016, 06:27:01 PM
Made this custom Mandalorian with an interesting design, the head is from Mcquarrie concept Boba, the body, upper arms, upper legs are from Boba Fett, the lower legs are Scout trooper, and the lower arms are from an imperial gunner. Looks neat to me.

He's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Mandalorian-darth-sith-jedi-clone-kenobi-fett-mandalore-EU-/351633358079?hash=item51defb3cff:g:1aEAAOSw-zxWnchZ (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Mandalorian-darth-sith-jedi-clone-kenobi-fett-mandalore-EU-%2F351633358079%3Fhash%3Ditem51defb3cff%3Ag%3A1aEAAOSw-zxWnchZ)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Tamer on January 21, 2016, 03:29:48 AM
Great color scheme. Off to the pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: AjuntaPall on January 23, 2016, 11:45:58 PM
Love the gregor. Ive been meaning to make him but never get around to it. I really like how yours turned out. Good job!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Starchaser on January 24, 2016, 01:06:18 AM
Hey Mandalore25, what body did you use for Tyvokka? I'm guessing Qui-Gon, but the belt doesn't look right. I'm thinking about building a Tyvokka myself and that belt looks perfect. Thanks.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 25, 2016, 11:15:40 PM
Love the gregor. Ive been meaning to make him but never get around to it. I really like how yours turned out. Good job!

Thanks! Found the parts at a great bargain, so I just had to make him. Wish I'd bought another, but this clone wars Boss isn't too pricey: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-the-clone-wars-Republic-Commando-BOSS-cw11-/371498109034?hash=item567f03486a:g:x-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FSTAR-WARS-the-clone-wars-Republic-Commando-BOSS-cw11-%2F371498109034%3Fhash%3Ditem567f03486a%3Ag%3Ax-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG)
if anyone is looking to make one.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 25, 2016, 11:25:07 PM
Hey Mandalore25, what body did you use for Tyvokka? I'm guessing Qui-Gon, but the belt doesn't look right. I'm thinking about building a Tyvokka myself and that belt looks perfect. Thanks.

Your correct Starchaser, I used Qui-Gon, and for the belt I didn't alter Qui-Gon's, but took a cut up piece of Chewbacca's shoulder strap, and slowly glued it on in sections over the existing belt. He's currently in my possession yet, if you'd like me to take some pictures of the belt.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Starchaser on January 25, 2016, 11:40:05 PM
Thanks so much! No pictures necessary, thanks, I began to wonder if it was a Chewie satchel strap after I had posted. Ingenious use of the strap to get the right look. I really appreciate the feedback.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Tamer on January 26, 2016, 07:17:25 AM
Good ole Tunghori. I will admit I have bought a figure or two off that dude over the years. If you are gonna army build those Asian Power Sellers are the way to go. The figures aren't perfect, but they are so close its worth it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 26, 2016, 01:31:33 PM
Good ole Tunghori. I will admit I have bought a figure or two off that dude over the years. If you are gonna army build those Asian Power Sellers are the way to go. The figures aren't perfect, but they are so close its worth it.

Oh yes, those Asian power sellers are the way to go, for army building, and customizing. They've gotten me many good deals to keep business running, and then I don't necessarily need all the pieces anyway DH.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 26, 2016, 01:37:58 PM
Thanks so much! No pictures necessary, thanks, I began to wonder if it was a Chewie satchel strap after I had posted. Ingenious use of the strap to get the right look. I really appreciate the feedback.

It's cool, if you ever need anything else, your always welcome to ask.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2016, 09:56:44 AM
Had to post a news story based on your post:

(http://i.imgur.com/NsI7nHy.png) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FSTAR-WARS-the-clone-wars-Republic-Commando-BOSS-cw11-%2F371498109034%3Fhash%3Ditem567f03486a%3Ag%3Ax-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG)

Good ole Tunghori still delivering great prices...

I was reminded by Mandalore25 this past week that Asian Power Seller Tunghori, the guy who started it all with the Asian eBay Power Sellers, was still delivering great prices,

"Found the parts at a great bargain, so I just had to make him. Wish I'd bought another, but this Clone Wars Boss isn't too pricey: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-the-clone-wars-Republic-Commando-BOSS-cw11-/371498109034?hash=item567f03486a:g:x-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FSTAR-WARS-the-clone-wars-Republic-Commando-BOSS-cw11-%2F371498109034%3Fhash%3Ditem567f03486a%3Ag%3Ax-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG)
if anyone is looking to make one."

Looks like 93 of them have sold so far. Think it would be a good idea to re-release this guy Hasbro? Duh uh! Matter of fact, Tunghori has a ton of great Vintage, TFA, and Black Series items up for grabs at great prices. Click here (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Ftunghori%2Fm.html%3Fitem%3D371498109034%26rmvSB%3Dtrue%26hash%3Ditem567f03486a%253Ag%253Ax-YAAOSwgyxWXIyG%26rt%3Dnc%26_trksid%3Dp2047675.l2562) to go see over 5 pages worth of great priced items. It makes me miss the vintage line so much!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 27, 2016, 12:08:30 PM
Thanks Tamer, I'm always glad to help out, and I have a few more products I'd like to share once I get the time to explore them, though it also needs to warm up a bit here in MN before I do any spray painting with that dye I ordered, last time I wanted to test it, it was 0 degrees in my garage.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2016, 03:21:24 AM
I hear you, its like 18 degrees out this morning. Work drive ought to be like a slip and slide.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 09, 2016, 04:36:52 AM
Have two figures today, one is a Male Togruta jedi, and the other, another Celeste Morne.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12717775_759485844182752_5029415140601041178_n.jpg?oh=525610d264c34de5e340516c0d24f97b&oe=5725EA15)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12687872_759485847516085_793435234213508516_n.jpg?oh=c02173680daa300fd4c0d09b8b191716&oe=5722C0DC)

Sculpt this head, just like the other a few weeks ago, was inspired by the many ways their head tails could sit. Like the color scheme too, bounced around a number of ideas, but like this one, kind of camouflage like.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Male-Togruta-Jedi-KOTOR-ahsoka-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-/351649880248?hash=item51dff758b8%3Ag%3AdOQAAOSwKtVWub2k (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Male-Togruta-Jedi-KOTOR-ahsoka-sith-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-%2F351649880248%3Fhash%3Ditem51dff758b8%253Ag%253AdOQAAOSwKtVWub2k)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12670045_759489860849017_2823332691709266376_n.jpg?oh=70f5209345a2adaaf97804a9ecda46bf&oe=572560C6)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12715497_759489857515684_3772931253986417627_n.jpg?oh=6d04c96771e6a27424ab3304c668db8d&oe=5768E60B)

This was supposed to be an order, but it's been weeks since I finished her, and no response from my client, so she is up for grabs. She's not as great as the last one I did, but she was designed on a lower budget than that one, so had to cut some things out, and work with less parts.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Vector-Celeste-Morne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-/351649906166?hash=item51dff7bdf6%3Ag%3AgjkAAOSwB4NWub99 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Vector-Celeste-Morne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-%2F351649906166%3Fhash%3Ditem51dff7bdf6%3Ag%3AgjkAAOSwB4NWub99)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Togruta and Celeste)
Post by: Tamer on February 10, 2016, 03:31:01 AM
Time to get both of these, and a shout out to your auctions on the pages. Nice update.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Togruta and Celeste)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 10, 2016, 07:23:18 PM
Thanks Tamer, I have another already. So the plan was to eventually make an Asari Jedi, but IABF beat me to the punch, not to say I don't still have one planned  ;) but when he made his Asari jedi the conversation opened, and Tamer came up with the Asari Mandalorian crossover, so I had to make one. Normally I'm a bit disgusted with using rare, highly sought after figures for customizing, but I came across a Chinese seller with Isabet Reau figures missing a lower arm, head, and foot for cheap, so I bought 4.  ;D It was time to put this Asari Mandalorian together! To my surprise, the Isabet figures all came with heads, so I cut her braids off (might come in handy later), then shaved her hair off, making sure it was all flat to her head, though next time i'm thinking to shave a little more off, for the sculpt looks a bit bulky. She comes with two heads, one helmeted, the other not, I've always preferred this for then the helmet isn't too big over the head, or crazy tight on the face that the nose distorts the helm. On the helmeted head, I sculpt it longer off the top in the back, but also enlarged the hole back of the helmet. The jetpack is a cast made by me, finally did one, just because so many Mandalorian figures I get at great prices, don't come with a jetpack, and it's designed to be flush against her back, with a magnet holding it on. The blasters I made, and painted to look like hybrids between the two universes. To represent her biotic powers, I made the blue energy on her hands, this can be done for any figure, in a removable or non-removable way. So I'm working on a 6in Demise figure (the final bad guy in Skyward Sword), but was stumped on how to do his hair of fire, until the idea of hot glue hit me. My original plan was to use orange stick in the glue gun, but living in the age we do, I looked up to see if anyone else had tried this. I found a lovely tutorial on how to make any energy for custom figures, by either applying the hot glue directly to the figure for permanent, or covering it with tin foil for the non permanent, then either way painting it with clear paints for the desired energy color.

If anyone is interested in her, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Mass-Effect-Crossover-Asari-Mandalorian-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-/351651266161?hash=item51e00c7e71:g:rUEAAOSwPc9Wu9tV (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Mass-Effect-Crossover-Asari-Mandalorian-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-%2F351651266161%3Fhash%3Ditem51e00c7e71%3Ag%3ArUEAAOSwPc9Wu9tV)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12688245_760284817436188_488076251363904753_n.jpg?oh=9513681c797b4de12da67fea18eaa37e&oe=576F5409)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12717433_760284824102854_8703782798617009971_n.jpg?oh=ec39f829a6338b6ed2812225ef30c5e6&oe=5762CC88)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12744089_760284770769526_4436563390353618606_n.jpg?oh=362069451f616a9217cfefce0d0e6c26&oe=576B0472)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12670044_760284767436193_2189779451242806877_n.jpg?oh=47acc697bf75ec47cfeb47efb2cfe2af&oe=57318259)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Asari Mandalorian)
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2016, 03:43:48 AM
Yepper, good idea. I like her. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Asari Mandalorian)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 24, 2016, 10:34:22 AM
Got a few things to share today, first is this requested ARC Trooper Fives. Not to special being just a repaint, where he sent his figure to me for modification, but I think he turned out quite well.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-0/q82/s480x480/10372227_766446950153308_2680313037727861739_n.jpg?oh=07b7a4327471dd20392db3806f35b7e4&oe=5726F4C2)

Next I made another Visas Marr from a Luminara Unduli, and if anyone is interested she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Visas-Marr-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-darth-nihilus-EU-/351661518306?hash=item51e0a8ede2%3Ag%3At7EAAOSwuAVWza-7 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Visas-Marr-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-darth-nihilus-EU-%2F351661518306%3Fhash%3Ditem51e0a8ede2%253Ag%253At7EAAOSwuAVWza-7)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-0/q84/s480x480/12744176_766537043477632_6216511208063286113_n.jpg?oh=a6ce612aa8a9e233bff2ff3dc19b5acb&oe=575E0164)

Last I have a WIP of Vergere, finished sculpting the head, and I'm really excited to get some paint on her.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12742405_766619123469424_2762318244401163188_n.jpg?oh=232a4f44bf15774b186791d2ab0530c8&oe=57541E4F)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12718136_766619126802757_5049369364981703948_n.jpg?oh=a3b9c67a46f21b08f5cb1d9a9d0c0df6&oe=57549FC0)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Fives, Visas, Vergere WIP)
Post by: AjuntaPall on February 24, 2016, 12:14:55 PM
Awesomeness lovin the arc trooper 5ives, the visas marr and the wip of vergere is great also. Can't wait to see it finished.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Fives, Visas, Vergere WIP)
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2016, 03:44:35 AM
Nice update, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Fives, Visas, Vergere WIP)
Post by: Sjefke on February 25, 2016, 07:53:56 AM
Good choice of a base figure of Luminara for Visas Marr.  Nice soft goods work too.  How did you do the veil, and I'd love to see more of the detail of the gold border.
Sweet sculpting on Vergere.  Can't wait for the paint.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Fives, Visas, Vergere WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 29, 2016, 07:53:39 PM
Awesomeness lovin the arc trooper 5ives, the visas marr and the wip of vergere is great also. Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks Ajunta, I have a coupe days off here, so I'm hoping to get her done real soon, and am excited to see her finished as well.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Fives, Visas, Vergere WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 29, 2016, 08:28:43 PM
Good choice of a base figure of Luminara for Visas Marr.  Nice soft goods work too.  How did you do the veil, and I'd love to see more of the detail of the gold border.
Sweet sculpting on Vergere.  Can't wait for the paint.

Thanks Sjefke, I attached a closer photo of the back of Visas's head but it turned out all blurry, camera's not powerful enough, but the intent behind the trim is for standard distance viewing. What I do is lightly brush gold paint on to the cloth, so some of the red can be seen, to resemble the pattern she actually has, so upon close inspection it would actually look like a poor paint job. The rest of the attached pics are how to make the veil, using paper as I think it will be easier to demonstrate. First the initial shape of the veil is a square with a rectangle on the bottom, you could round the upper corners if you wanted, I just prefer the corners, but what is important is that the bottom rectangle be held on by about half the length of it, so cut in a quarter in on each side. Second, put the rectangle over the eyes, and glue it on rounded to the head. Third step is to pull the square down to the shoulders where it will now overlap the edges of the rectangle, and glue as necessary. I have it glued in a number of spots to keep it draped properly, you can always go back and glue more down later, I also recommend using liquid stitch/fabric glue for the hole process. Last refer to the first pic, and pull the back corners back together, and glue, or sew them together. I also glued the back tip of the veil to the figure to keep it draped properly, but use as little as possible to keep at least natural movement of the head. You can paint the gold trim on before, or after, personally since I've done it both ways now, I prefer after. Hopefully between the pics, and the explanation it all makes sense. Glad to answer any questions, hope it helps.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Visas's Veil)
Post by: Starchaser on February 29, 2016, 11:00:23 PM
Great updates! Celeste turned out spectacular. I really was hoping Hasbro would get to her before they killed the EU.

Visas Marr is really phenom! The soft goods really worked well. Kudos on a job well done. Vergere is looking really, really good. I can't wait to see her finished.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Visas's Veil)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 01, 2016, 07:18:24 PM
Great updates! Celeste turned out spectacular. I really was hoping Hasbro would get to her before they killed the EU.

Visas Marr is really phenom! The soft goods really worked well. Kudos on a job well done. Vergere is looking really, really good. I can't wait to see her finished.

I was hoping they'd just keep making EU figures, they sold the best, and the aftermarket for them is crazy because of their demand. Where I'm amused how the value of my collection is rising, it doesn't make up for not getting any more characters from good Star Wars.

Thanks, I'm about to post the finished Vergere...
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Visas's Veil)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 01, 2016, 07:44:58 PM
Finished Vergere, super pumped for this one, she turned out superb. Snapped a quick pic beforehand so you could see the parts I used, a Geonosian lower half, Plo Koon body and hands, Luminara Unduli arms, and before I sculpt the head, it was a Geonosian head turned to face backwards for the shape. The lower robes, are cut from a jedi outer robe, the hood is from a clone wars Plo Koon, and the pouch is from a Cad Bane.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Vergere-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-krayt-EU-/351667290546?hash=item51e10101b2:g:ej8AAOSwP~tW1jvb (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Vergere-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-krayt-EU-%2F351667290546%3Fhash%3Ditem51e10101b2%3Ag%3Aej8AAOSwP%7EtW1jvb)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vergere)
Post by: Tamer on March 02, 2016, 03:00:53 AM
Wow, that is sweet. Off to share it and your auction!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vergere)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 07, 2016, 03:28:11 PM
Thanks Tamer, today I have a "Star Wars: Bounty Hunter" video game style Montross that I made for a customer. The main figure is Boba Fett, with the feet switched out for Jango's, and Talon Karrde forearms.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Montross)
Post by: Tamer on March 08, 2016, 03:30:36 AM
This new one sure does look good on the front page. I like the color scheme.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Montross)
Post by: Starchaser on March 12, 2016, 01:12:08 PM
Montross turned out well. the use of Karrde's arms was a great idea. Vergere - well, what is there to say? She turned out brilliantly. Great parts choice, great sculpting, great paint apps. Really wonderful figure.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Montross)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 24, 2016, 02:33:23 AM
Montross turned out well. the use of Karrde's arms was a great idea. Vergere - well, what is there to say? She turned out brilliantly. Great parts choice, great sculpting, great paint apps. Really wonderful figure.

Thanks Starchaser, Montross was really fun to work on, and Vergere I'm pleased to say she sold already for full asking price, so more fun sculpts like her's will be on the way as soon as I finish my orders.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Montross)
Post by: Mandalore25 on March 24, 2016, 02:49:56 AM
Made these two sith, Darth Wroth, and Darth Anarcis, from the Fan Film "Star Wars: Contract of Evil" for a customer. Sculpt Wroth's hair, rearranged their horns, and pointed their ears. This one wasn't simple, for there aren't any decent pictures of them, a couple of Wroth were helpful, but mostly I just watched the film over and over pausing it to get the right angles.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/1913560_781713931959943_993766105227475169_n.jpg?oh=4fdc96e2b44bdb085a22ce02f9b0691a&oe=574A8716)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/3629_781713928626610_3892262469794160824_n.jpg?oh=b1eb35d0b0d66842e270f7c186fd05e5&oe=5794BBA5)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/10610793_781713925293277_8571788223049769245_n.jpg?oh=365cd09f98ef13f38c65757400d92943&oe=5790DB71)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/972344_781713985293271_7467900111951841164_n.jpg?oh=f85ca7837157adb615b4f5f0f2372ae4&oe=578D4D66)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/1915615_781713981959938_8060342936923597801_n.jpg?oh=0b03b432ea36de02948ab2f20f2f0100&oe=577B770E)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Tamer on March 24, 2016, 02:56:36 AM
Looks good, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: bdc41866 on March 24, 2016, 02:59:55 AM
One of my favorite Star Wars fan films EVER! Awesome work sir.....
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: koth on March 25, 2016, 04:59:23 AM
Great work. I haven't caught this film. Off to find.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Starchaser on March 25, 2016, 10:26:20 PM
Really nice job on these two. I love the addition of the hair - it looks really cool.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: AjuntaPall on April 10, 2016, 12:02:54 PM
Wroth and anarcis looks great! Good job
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:19:29 AM
One of my favorite Star Wars fan films EVER! Awesome work sir.....

Thanks, I think the film was decent, not a great story, nor well thought out one, but they nailed the lightsaber battles, definitely worth watching. Anybody else think The Clone Wars may have taken the idea of Zabrak sith brothers from it?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:23:05 AM
Great work. I haven't caught this film. Off to find.

Thanks koth, when my customer contact me about these two, I had no idea it existed, nor that there are a quite a few Star Wars fan films. Hope you enjoyed it, definitely a cool video.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:28:53 AM
Really nice job on these two. I love the addition of the hair - it looks really cool.

Thanks Starchaser, I used a little rubber cord for the pony tail in the back to give it some flex to move over the shoulders as the head turns.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:30:30 AM
Wroth and anarcis looks great! Good job

Thanks Ajunta, these two were a great project to work on.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:45:19 AM
Been a while, but I have a few figures to share. The first thing I worked on since the Zabrak brothers, is more accessories for the Red Figma Link I made a while back. In the listing I mentioned I'd like to up his arsenal further, so a customer bought him, and took me up on that offer. I added the Megaton Hammer, an empty bottle, a bottle full of red potion, 2 bombs, gold gauntlets, and silver gauntlets that can swap out by magnet. He also asked me to paint the pants white to look more like the Ocarina of Time version.
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12932990_790944721036864_8509472038037003528_n.jpg?oh=a4cea206464458320cdb41066c600ad3&oe=577877B7)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12963367_790944724370197_2603981363275971398_n.jpg?oh=27be4bcaadd4e5fbc1a1bb4d5b078bab&oe=57B626C7)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12938265_790944767703526_7621817314304387637_n.jpg?oh=e50d6e9135ad16fe4c1dd59ecf7db30c&oe=57A4280D)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 08:54:34 AM
So life has been pretty hectic lately, one thing in particular is that I moved, and this may not be permanent, so right now I'm working out of studio in a box. On the bright side of things nearly all my figures have sold, so first thing I really need to do is fill the shop, it's hard to sell figures when there aren't any listed. So here is a generic Jedi, and Sith.

The sith sold already, but if anyone is interested in the jedi, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-3-75in-figure-sith-yoda-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-/351712123544?hash=item51e3ad1a98%3Ag%3ANnMAAOSwE7RXFoX2 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-3-75in-figure-sith-yoda-mandalorian-clone-darth-EU-%2F351712123544%3Fhash%3Ditem51e3ad1a98%253Ag%253ANnMAAOSwE7RXFoX2)

(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11416172_797223430408993_5596910396344785425_n.jpg?oh=fcc268ca5eb2ccfec9a4e960a23a343b&oe=57A9AAC0)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12993346_797167060414630_8776332999275815820_n.jpg?oh=53cf8ce1ab3947ac28cb856f685e399d&oe=57B18D81)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Wroth and Darth Anarcis)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 22, 2016, 09:25:55 AM
Next is a Darth Zannah, I know it's the 4th one I've made, but she's a popular character that sells pretty well, and doesn't take long to make.

If anyone is interested, make me an offer here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-bane-EU-/351712159828?hash=item51e3ada854%3Ag%3AT%7EcAAOSwlfxXFpGf (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-bane-EU-%2F351712159828%3Fhash%3Ditem51e3ada854%253Ag%253AT%257EcAAOSwlfxXFpGf)

(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12998567_797253340406002_682582526796877593_n.jpg?oh=23663a99072bfc17e6eab6e404722320&oe=57B0A0EF)

And this is my most recent, quite literally, finished him last night, ARC Trooper Fives. Yes another double, but the last one just didn't do it for me as an artist. The customer who ordered the last one was super happy with it, and that's my primary goal, especially with orders, but I think this one is really something special. This one is complete with blasters, backpack, and two heads, the unhelmeted actually from a Fives figure. A special thanks to Clint (Clonehead) for hooking me up with the backpack, and pauldrons on this one, excellent casts as always for a good price. Also tried taking pictures with my phone this time, I definitely like the close shots my old camera camera just can't do, but these seem a bit grainy perhaps? What do you guys think, better quality overall?

If anybody is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Arc-Trooper-Fives-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-/351714990226?hash=item51e3d8d892%3Ag%3ACiYAAOSw3mpXGjFl (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Arc-Trooper-Fives-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-%2F351714990226%3Fhash%3Ditem51e3d8d892%253Ag%253ACiYAAOSw3mpXGjFl)

(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/13010631_798496973614972_4910797074544591793_n.jpg?oh=1062330695fd35f7d6f6cec783ea76d8&oe=57B73B11)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13015392_798496976948305_6187611730879687754_n.jpg?oh=51b3e576265ee0e13c5dae1f3d2ba535&oe=57A98180)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/942889_798497026948300_3499571651706642841_n.jpg?oh=6adb0e3e0b665886a7ba8288a8714145&oe=57A39D9A)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/13051550_798496966948306_6438015680968493888_n.jpg?oh=6d566343a644b7ffc205951f2fea286c&oe=5774E21E)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/13007113_798497020281634_5750399245244677545_n.jpg?oh=b16becae779b6feb1a4c6fb59da4e9bd&oe=57AF45C2)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Link, Jedi, Sith, Zannah, Fives)
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2016, 05:13:28 AM
Wow great updates, time to go share some of this and your auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Link, Jedi, Sith, Zannah, Fives)
Post by: Starchaser on April 28, 2016, 09:41:59 PM
Great update. The Sith using the Cobra head is a great idea!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Link, Jedi, Sith, Zannah, Fives)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 29, 2016, 04:14:39 PM
Wow great updates, time to go share some of this and your auctions.

Thanks Tamer, really appreciate you getting my auctions out there.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Link, Jedi, Sith, Zannah, Fives)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 29, 2016, 04:21:29 PM
Great update. The Sith using the Cobra head is a great idea!

Thanks Starchaser, the sith's head is actually one solid cast piece I bought, but I love that Cobra head it's based on, perfect for sith.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Link, Jedi, Sith, Zannah, Fives)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 29, 2016, 04:48:37 PM
Was going through my list of characters I'd like to make at some point, and found Keelyvine Reus from The Clone Wars web comics. Pretty badass dual wielding jedi general, really love the character, thinking to make her clone commander Ganch sometime as well. When I saw her in the list I realized I had all the parts for her, and had to put her together. She's mainly a vintage collection Barriss Offee, with a clone wars Padme, and Marvel Universe Valkyrie arms. I sculpt the bun, and made the soft goods with a little extra on the edges so they can liquid stitched down for no fraying. To get the flow as it currently has I ran warm water over the lower half for ten minutes, and it worked very well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-Keelyvine-Reus-figure-sith-clone-mandalorian-EU-/351720847710?hash=item51e432395e%3Ag%3AJMAAAOSwubRXI9BK (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-Keelyvine-Reus-figure-sith-clone-mandalorian-EU-%2F351720847710%3Fhash%3Ditem51e432395e%253Ag%253AJMAAAOSwubRXI9BK)

(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13094307_801923529938983_884126287413840724_n.jpg?oh=b01ce10805aebfda09d35fcf48d83a93&oe=579BF5E5)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/13087744_801923526605650_6013747639722897619_n.jpg?oh=8232cbd3eb792d78525f915ac1422865&oe=579DA79A)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Keelyvine Reus)
Post by: Starchaser on April 30, 2016, 02:21:35 PM
Really nice job on Keelyvine. The parts combination works well and your soft goods are outstanding. She's a fun character as well. Excellent work as always.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Keelyvine Reus)
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2016, 08:13:54 AM
I am a couple days removed and need to get caught up. She looks great on the front page.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Amora the Enchantress)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 02, 2016, 10:32:26 PM
Trying to get into 6 inch figures more with this Marvel Legends Amora the Enchantress. Mostly a repaint of a Scarlet Witch, made the skirt, and sculpt the belt. I did use VHT Vinyl Dye on her lower half, and it's really cool stuff, feels like the figure was always black, definitely the best spray I've used on a figure.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-6-Marvel-Legends-Amora-the-Enchantress-figure-thor-loki-odin-valkyrie-/351723383985?hash=item51e458ecb1:g:q4cAAOSwhRxXKCdN (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-6-Marvel-Legends-Amora-the-Enchantress-figure-thor-loki-odin-valkyrie-%2F351723383985%3Fhash%3Ditem51e458ecb1%3Ag%3Aq4cAAOSwhRxXKCdN)

(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/13118940_803449176453085_9207592969571724496_n.jpg?oh=9087146e8e12aec38f30dc9710ef83e9&oe=57AAD897)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13139321_803449173119752_388930559545944937_n.jpg?oh=d9616e88939d7411fc839b239fd100d8&oe=579C43D6)
(https://scontent.ffar1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13103478_803449179786418_3026359573864262703_n.jpg?oh=f0a21894767c8ebf46ee2d760c948a44&oe=57E42585)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Amora the Enchantress)
Post by: Tamer on May 03, 2016, 03:07:52 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Amora the Enchantress)
Post by: jon_k on May 05, 2016, 01:42:08 PM
I noticed a while back you were talking about casting your own lightsabers, any chance you would mind giving a quick rundown of how you do it? I've been trying to figure out how to do an orange one for a while now.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Amora the Enchantress)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 11, 2016, 02:36:16 AM
Made Maw the Dark Jedi from Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Used a Marvel Universe Hulk as the base, ripped the legs off, sculpt the repulsorlift lower half, and sculpt the head. Cut up a robot, and put the pieces on the repulsorlift to make it look more electronic, the game wasn't too detailed, so made some things up there. Used some jewelry wire for all the wires coming out of him. Gave him a fancy stand so he can float around in a variety of ways.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Dark-Jedi-Maw-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-kyle-katarn-EU-/351730913612?hash=item51e4cbd14c%3Ag%3AJckAAOSwcL5XMt4f (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Dark-Jedi-Maw-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-kyle-katarn-EU-%2F351730913612%3Fhash%3Ditem51e4cbd14c%253Ag%253AJckAAOSwcL5XMt4f)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13015475_807478459383490_6805304103910465487_n.jpg?oh=7a4008e032a4ca3078bf280cac6c5b52&oe=57E00EE7)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13151724_807478502716819_4572849864245644860_n.jpg?oh=98a6ec116e3ecd84d139b3f660fba780&oe=57DDCDD8)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177854_807478506050152_2384934644444761371_n.jpg?oh=f5532a0731d1ffbe6a6cfd8cf5e9a908&oe=57DBE0A8)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2016, 03:01:56 AM
Pretty cool. Off to share.

What is that stand you are using to display him. I like that too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 11, 2016, 03:11:43 AM
Pretty cool. Off to share.

What is that stand you are using to display him. I like that too.

Thanks Tamer, here's an Amazon link to the stands: http://www.amazon.com/Obitsu-MLST-A01C-Body-Clear-Stand/dp/B002T3TXEK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462961198&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Obitsu+Body+Flying+stand+-CLEAR- (http://amzn.to/1USjtjX) They're pretty cool, work better for 6in figures, same kind I used with Zora Link a while back.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2016, 04:49:38 AM
Thank you. I will get a link for those on the front page! I am trying to put some side things on there like the Tamashii Nations effects and helpful customizing things.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Forceflow on May 11, 2016, 03:20:09 PM
Yes! Dark Forces love! Great work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 13, 2016, 10:48:32 PM
Thank you. I will get a link for those on the front page! I am trying to put some side things on there like the Tamashii Nations effects and helpful customizing things.

Speaking of side things, the fancy markers I use for tattoos dried out so I had to track them down, found them with really quickly this time, and I believe someone asked me what I used on tattoos before, so here's another Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell-Wallet-Pitt-Nibs-Assorted/dp/B005HF562K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1463204355&sr=8-4&keywords=faber+castell (http://amzn.to/1TeJZPU) I like them for they don't leave sticky, or shiny lines behind like sharpies. They're also good for dotting pupils, and touch ups.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 13, 2016, 10:49:53 PM
Yes! Dark Forces love! Great work.

Thanks! I have a Gorc, and Pic in the works too!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Amora the Enchantress)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 13, 2016, 11:25:31 PM
I noticed a while back you were talking about casting your own lightsabers, any chance you would mind giving a quick rundown of how you do it? I've been trying to figure out how to do an orange one for a while now.

Sorry it has taken me so long to get to you question, I've moved twice now, and have to move again yet, but now have found time to dig the mold out. So the first attached pic is the mold (left), and what I made it in (right). I poured Amazing (the brand) mold rubber in the tube, glued the saber to a Popsicle stick to form a "T", and lowered it in. When it set I cut it out of the tube, the cut the saber out in a zigzag pattern (helps the mold form back together). Making a cast I hold the mold open with one hand, and pour in the clear resin with orange dye in like it with the other hand. This is spendy, and takes practice to get good with the molding product, so I suggest investing in the second pic, cocktail swords. Translucent, assortment of colors, right size, right shape, cheap, and easy to make many blades. You can also just get clear ones, and paint them any color with translucent paints. Hope this helps, if not I'd ask someone more proficient in mold making how they would go about it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Maw)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 13, 2016, 11:38:06 PM
Made this Clone Wars Kix with a figure mailed in from a customer, really just a repaint with weathering, but I like it, not too big a fan of the Medic symbols though...
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13227020_808827365915266_5747886881472671290_n.jpg?oh=5f402b78e827ef04088e4d25c9d1fa5e&oe=57A09B0E)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13227020_808827362581933_3117722670431602392_n.jpg?oh=e5786b29d77752631552b1eae0b93422&oe=57A806C2)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13173997_808827405915262_7210845095211730618_n.jpg?oh=2dfdf4a57f5c22ba2a21c912b1302b21&oe=57DA4F0E)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Wars Kix)
Post by: AjuntaPall on May 14, 2016, 03:47:11 PM
Great looking Kix. Yeah small ensignia and symbols cand be tedious. Looks good
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Wars Kix)
Post by: jon_k on May 14, 2016, 08:53:13 PM
Something I've had SOME success with...although it definitely doesn't work all of the time: rather than try to paint small details like that, carve them with an xacto knife, then paint roughly and wipe away with a wet cloth so the only paint left is in the channels you made with the knife. Your milage may vary, and I'm admittedly a lot better with a blade than I am with a brush.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Wars Kix)
Post by: Tamer on May 15, 2016, 05:09:22 AM
Wow, all kinds of cool info in this last update. I have to go get some of this on the pages. Thank you for sharing it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Wars Kix)
Post by: Starchaser on May 16, 2016, 06:15:51 PM
Love the Maw figure! He looks splendid. Kix turned out really well. The other feedback is great for ideas on small features. Thanks all.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Wars Kix)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 31, 2016, 09:22:49 AM
Thanks guys, will have to try some methods for small details, I just felt weird about it for I've never had too hard a time of matching tattoos, but those fancy markers I mentioned really help with that. Been really busy lately preparing to move again, this time it will be for a while at least. Anyway, here's my Tahiri Veila from the New Jedi Order book series. Made her from a G I Joe Cover Girl, think the get up looks pretty darn close to the book art.

She's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-vong-EU-/351747151977?hash=item51e5c39869%3Ag%3ABjcAAOSw7ehXTaRj (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Knight-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-vong-EU-%2F351747151977%3Fhash%3Ditem51e5c39869%253Ag%253ABjcAAOSw7ehXTaRj)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13315470_817563825041620_2239628324151221902_n.jpg?oh=14c0f384d699437b915e55d6e11114e1&oe=57E142A7)
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13267813_817563821708287_785058943043401245_n.jpg?oh=8a87b8f90401c0e786d392e631953504&oe=57CA7A17)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Tamer on June 01, 2016, 02:40:24 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 01, 2016, 01:03:12 PM
Pretty much spot on, great work! :)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Starchaser on June 07, 2016, 06:50:09 PM
Great job with Tahiri. Using a GI Joe body was a great idea!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 23, 2016, 12:03:28 PM
Looks good to me. Off to share.

Thanks Tamer, I say it a lot, but always want you to know you're appreciated.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 23, 2016, 12:05:14 PM
Pretty much spot on, great work! :)

Thanks Blizzard, my figure is even closer to a different pic, but I like the way she looks in the reference I shared better.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 23, 2016, 12:08:51 PM
Great job with Tahiri. Using a GI Joe body was a great idea!

Thanks Starchaser, it just hit me out of the blue that her outfit looked rather military, so I googled female GI figs until I found a good base.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (New Jedi Order Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 23, 2016, 12:41:48 PM
Been a while, but I'm back, and with my 194th figure! Planning some bigger things leading up to #200, and feel free to check out nearly all of them at the Dartharmoresscustoms facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms  For #194 I made Alema Rar from the New Jedi Order, and later book series, specifically this version is Alema as a Dark Jedi. Very playable figure as the base figure is black, used Black Widow, with plain hands, and a retooled Aayla Secura head. Alema doesn't have straps around her lekku, and they are longer, so I rectified this, along with a completely new paint job on the head, I just felt the need to make her eyes blue to be proper.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Dark-Jedi-Alema-Rar-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351767132652?hash=item51e6f479ec%3Ag%3At7QAAOSwM4xXbCiF (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Dark-Jedi-Alema-Rar-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351767132652%3Fhash%3Ditem51e6f479ec%253Ag%253At7QAAOSwM4xXbCiF)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13537757_828251383972864_4619275770243520717_n.jpg?oh=1d4e2bec42fdc5759a625a68e7dc3bdb&oe=58064EA4)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13509073_828251377306198_4104324468626577504_n.jpg?oh=4b43d1ce8280204a4f857c207961884a&oe=57C26782)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13509051_828251463972856_3040974686067702624_n.jpg?oh=5511231498cbba1d13e6b8345f3bb764&oe=58025CCA)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13466430_828251473972855_1755835571604609265_n.jpg?oh=660fe1fbb103089385ff0b48f5465bb4&oe=58029F29)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Alema Rar)
Post by: Starchaser on June 23, 2016, 11:10:49 PM
Alema turned out really well. The lekku looks especially good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Alema Rar)
Post by: Tamer on June 24, 2016, 04:29:52 AM
You can read my comments on the front pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Dark Jedi Alema Rar)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 28, 2016, 06:49:31 PM
Been working on a Terentatek for my 195th figure, here's the work so far, shaved him down, sculpt him up, and put a base coat on.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13501643_826873440777325_2133176307649682977_n.jpg?oh=688fd82f0618a662278f4c03f40e0a8f&oe=57FE6274)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13502060_826873444110658_9102618346543206787_n.jpg?oh=2dcc71033bfbaf43e2736b0e2ad5ff17&oe=57F08F5A)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13495141_830361907095145_783576308480134346_n.jpg?oh=95b15ecd6e45076812b5c1263020238a&oe=5805DBAC)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13509101_830361950428474_7632069296010674276_n.jpg?oh=6dc71ea2d609abc297cdded9ebe31f58&oe=580890BA)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13502070_830361983761804_1447478744294145314_n.jpg?oh=0bd4f75162ab1408c96cab8a3207f07b&oe=57F92FCC)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13393985_826874847443851_1568082221446244299_n.jpg?oh=3c4eba937544bbadecdbdc732a1d340e&oe=57F48948)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: jon_k on June 28, 2016, 08:54:38 PM
Wow he looks fantastic! And more realistic than the KOTOR2 render, to boot.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Tamer on June 29, 2016, 04:45:05 AM
Wow, what an accomplishment. Back to the front pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Sjefke on June 29, 2016, 11:23:40 AM
Very promising.  I can't wait to see the finished product.
What was the base figure?  MU Abomination?
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2016, 06:41:03 PM
Wow he looks fantastic! And more realistic than the KOTOR2 render, to boot.

Thanks jon_k, wasn't really in the mood to post, but I like it here at the yards, and wanted you guys to see the WIP pics before I finished it, so I'll talk a bit about the version I made below.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2016, 06:42:26 PM
Wow, what an accomplishment. Back to the front pages.

Thanks Tamer, I have a few more big figures to reveal before #200 ;)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2016, 06:44:03 PM
Very promising.  I can't wait to see the finished product.
What was the base figure?  MU Abomination?

Spot on Sjefke it is a MU Abomination, and thanks for the complements!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 29, 2016, 07:08:49 PM
Worked all night to finish this one, here is my finished 195th figure! Put a clear coat over the spray paint, and detailed it with two shades of brown. 13 hours in to this figure, a lot of sculpting, but always worth it to see the finished product. I primarily based it off of the Kotor version I pictured with the WIPs, but I gave it a touch of the The Old Republic version (the spikes on the back are more similar to that version), and added my own twist. My personal twist comes from the lack of eyes, for playing Kotor at the age of 11, I could clearly see frame in the game clearly has no eyes (apparently they are in the texture that goes over the frame?), so I just assumed they didn't. Even then I had already read of many blind Jedi that could "see" through the force better than those using their eyes, and it makes perfect sense to me when they are known as jedi killers. If they saw through the force, a jedi would be like a beacon. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer mine over the TOR version all fleshy looking, nothing like the feral jedi eaters they are.

If anyone is interested, it's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Terentatek-Sith-Monster-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351771709168?hash=item51e73a4ef0%3Ag%3ACy4AAOSweWVXdHNr[

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13516697_831383436992992_8359596220438342516_n.jpg?oh=317c929994af5a3a0706bdfa45bd76f0&oe=57F79E24)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13567070_831383433659659_1712494666072684596_n.jpg?oh=f0516b8c35f72459e1abdb5d37881afc&oe=57FB6BB7)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13507261_831383476992988_1304399236513128219_n.jpg?oh=7e625cfd0b002a885a9ac7a08f44d20e&oe=57E8F68A)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13439098_831383430326326_2369667775018912209_n.jpg?oh=91b6d464abedbfd8fabc9ca2b72be1c1&oe=57F785B2) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Terentatek-Sith-Monster-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351771709168%3Fhash%3Ditem51e73a4ef0%253Ag%253ACy4AAOSweWVXdHNr)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek Finished)
Post by: Tamer on June 30, 2016, 05:39:06 AM
I think it looks perfect.

Off to share!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Sjefke on June 30, 2016, 09:27:58 AM
Thanks jon_k, wasn't really in the mood to post, but I like it here at the yards, and wanted you guys to see the WIP pics before I finished it, so I'll talk a bit about the version I made below.

It's not about what you want.   ;D
It's all about us.

Please post #196 and on....
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek Finished)
Post by: Starchaser on June 30, 2016, 04:31:05 PM
I've been watching this build with great anticipation. The final product looks really fantastic! I like your reasoning behind the "no eyes" version, makes total sense too me. You've made great design choices on this. Brilliant!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Tamer on July 01, 2016, 05:10:27 AM
wasn't really in the mood to post, but I like it here at the yards

I appreciate reading comments like this. Thank you.

And we definitely like having you around here at ISY too. Here's to 195 more customs!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 23, 2016, 10:15:56 AM
I think it looks perfect.

Off to share!

Oh I don't Know about perfect, but I real appreciate that ;D
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 23, 2016, 10:34:25 AM
Thanks jon_k, wasn't really in the mood to post, but I like it here at the yards, and wanted you guys to see the WIP pics before I finished it, so I'll talk a bit about the version I made below.

It's not about what you want.   ;D
It's all about us.

Please post #196 and on....

Ha, whatever you guys want, I could use the kick in the pants to get going, been super depressed lately, was engaged my entire adult life, and we recently broke up to keep it simple. Then, I finally figured out a good way to describe it, by Disney taking away the EU, they took away my happy place, always went to a galaxy far, far away when life's got me down. Most are like it's still there, but there are VERY few stories left for me to read, and when I read them that's it, so I'm trying to put it off by going only one book for now, maybe another if I need it.  :-\
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 23, 2016, 10:44:59 AM
I've been watching this build with great anticipation. The final product looks really fantastic! I like your reasoning behind the "no eyes" version, makes total sense too me. You've made great design choices on this. Brilliant!

Thanks Starchaser, glad you liked watching the build (always nice to hear there's at least one person fallowing it), I'm trying to snap more pics while I work, for I find it builds more hype, and appreciation for what went into making the piece. Also glad I'm not crazy thinking the no eyes thing is cool, or maybe I'm still crazy anyway, thanks again.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 23, 2016, 11:04:35 AM
wasn't really in the mood to post, but I like it here at the yards

I appreciate reading comments like this. Thank you.

And we definitely like having you around here at ISY too. Here's to 195 more customs!

It's cool, thank you for running such a relaxed forum, some other places have so many rules, biases, and other crap that just gets super annoying. I'm glad I stumbled upon this site a few years ago, because Star Wars is awesome, and we make cool customs! It's also inspired me to reach a new caliber work, damn compare my first figures here to now, you can really see my growth. Not sure anyone sees what I post elsewhere, but I definitely let you guys in on a LOT more than I do elsewhere, I get a sense of community here where I trust you guys not to spoil what secrets I have. And Thanks, hope to share many more that another 195 here at the yards!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Terentatek Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 23, 2016, 11:46:08 AM
Figure #196, Zora Tunic Link from Ocarina of Time, with Iron Boots, Hookshot, and Bottled Goods. Not as big as others leading up to my 200th figure, but definitely fancy as it is a Figma figure, and I did make the accessories from scratch. The base figure is just a repaint, with the Iron Boots sculpt on. I made the Hookshot out of an IG-88 head, plastic rods, magnets, and some bracelet chain. The hand it stuck on the Hookshot, so you need to switch hands for him not to be holding, but the figure comes with many hands so that's not a problem. It also has an extension piece, where you take off the tip, and put a chain I hardened with superglue in. Inside the bottles (bought them off ebay at like 5 cents per bottle), one has Green potion, achieved by putting clear green paint in the bottle, and the other has a fairy that I made from using clear pink on a small clear plastic sphere, with wings cut from a clear plastic sheet.

The shield I made a while back, and just the shield is available here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-action-figure-scale-painted-Mirror-Sheild-/351582295690?hash=item51dbf0168a:g:yEQAAOSwhMFXk7h4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-OoT-Figma-Link-action-figure-scale-painted-Mirror-Sheild-%2F351582295690%3Fhash%3Ditem51dbf0168a%3Ag%3AyEQAAOSwhMFXk7h4)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13754426_842562359208433_945419349549558655_n.jpg?oh=9bbaf4aefe30fcadb9f777d1e108b9e2&oe=57EBB41B)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13692660_842563549208314_8159715436808978341_n.jpg?oh=1a79be9bcdddbdf7d857be4b087575e7&oe=58345175)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Tunic Link OoT)
Post by: Tamer on July 24, 2016, 05:33:35 AM
Time to get this on the front pages and give your eBay link a shout out. Great stuff!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Tunic Link OoT)
Post by: Starchaser on July 26, 2016, 01:17:14 PM
These Link figures are fun. I think I've commented before on the shield, but the Hookshot turned out amazing. Great work!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Tunic Link OoT)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2016, 04:53:16 AM
These Link figures are fun. I think I've commented before on the shield, but the Hookshot turned out amazing. Great work!

These figures are lots of fun, I'm a huge Legend of Zelda fan, and Figma figures are a lot of fun to customize. I finally got around to opening those Figma Archetypes I shared a while back, and they are phenomenal! Figma figures work on this universal joint system where the hole joint comes out, and you can replace just the joint with the proper colored joint. I'll get into it more in the future after I finish my 200th figure, with pictures/examples to go with them.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Zora Tunic Link OoT)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 02, 2016, 05:08:08 AM
Here's a WIP of my 197th and 198th figures, a combo pack, the "twin" brothers of the sith, Gorc, and Pic. From the same video game as the Dark Jedi Maw I made a while back, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Gorc was once a Gamorrean on the run from the empire, and Pic was a Force adept Kowakian monkey-lizard. Both were captured by the Empire, where Palpatine had them turned into sithspawn. I'll tell more on how they were made when I'm done, personally I think the pictures tell more anyway.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13886420_847701478694521_8378068610042836898_n.jpg?oh=542900b27dd6c50a6aa92bde5886c5a9&oe=5826BB87)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13895493_847701475361188_2993425650274665243_n.jpg?oh=4d9dea66cdddf8fdc78d3b3fa06c5eb8&oe=581A1CBC)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic WIP)
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2016, 07:26:38 AM
Looking great so far. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic WIP)
Post by: tonphanan on August 02, 2016, 06:40:22 PM
I had never considered using a TMNT for Gorc. Great idea.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 03, 2016, 02:06:30 AM
I had never considered using a TMNT for Gorc. Great idea.

Thanks, I was just looking through some cheap figures, saw the turtle, and it hit me. He works well, but isn't quite to scale. Should be about an inch taller to be to scale, but he's still pretty big, and looks right for the part.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic WIP)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 03, 2016, 02:42:21 AM
On my way to 200, with the completion of my 197th, and 198th figures, the Sith brothers Gorc, and Pic. Gorc is one of the TMNT with the shell taken off, and sculpt back up to look bare bodied, with some head sculpting too. From there I covered him in armor plates cut from a sheet of rubber, for flexibility so there is no joint hindrance. Over it I sculpt the diaper? Not sure what else to call it, and finished him with a detailed paint job. Pic is a Hobbit movie Gollum figure with, MU Wasp arms, and yoda hands. The head was shaven down, and sculpt back up with the neck. Only the shoulder armor is rubber on Pic, the rest is sculpt including the wraps around his feet. I'm pleased with the way they tuned out, a little cartoony, but I suppose they always kind of look that way. Only one more figure to go before my 200th figure!

If anyone is interested, they're listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Sith-Brothers-Gorc-and-Pic-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-darth-/351800560877?hash=item51e8f28ced:g:vnQAAOSwhOdXoZ36

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13932682_849291035202232_3885912443855226652_n.jpg?oh=71e96da973ede0b5b9bb22d96ac0854a&oe=581DA5F2)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13938578_849291028535566_994121935504925746_n.jpg?oh=e0773917c2a54ebc7046ff7f32f57f50&oe=582A9F95)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13891888_849291078535561_627490349183223606_n.jpg?oh=c8f139e21446902279d7eada01f6b7b5&oe=582BDD58)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13882657_849291095202226_3828553716425759452_n.jpg?oh=a5a89729c24652d638b74b611879d40b&oe=5815E584)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13901357_849291091868893_3116230639323603783_n.jpg?oh=e243d408de1834d970b4c818cbb93d63&oe=5810243C) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Sith-Brothers-Gorc-and-Pic-3-75in-figure-jedi-mandalorian-darth-%2F351800560877%3Fhash%3Ditem51e8f28ced%3Ag%3AvnQAAOSwhOdXoZ36)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic Finished)
Post by: Tamer on August 03, 2016, 05:12:35 AM
Nice finish. Off to share this and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Gorc and Pic Finished)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 23, 2016, 09:51:28 PM
Been a while, had to keep #199 on the down low to enter it in a contest, got 3rd place. I'm quite pleased how my Deku Link from Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask turned out, he actually looks like wood. Started with the World of Nintendo minifigure, taking off the head and feet. Retooling the head, I bulked it up a bit to keep the scale factor, and cut the hat off to add in a swivel joint, so the clear stand could be used, and he can twirl like in the game. The body is from a Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails action figure with the hands and feet taken off. As I said I cut the feet off the minfigure, so I drilled into them to fit on the legs, where I did the opposite with the hands, I took clone wars Kit Fisto hands, and drilled into the arms to put the pins in, so they keep their articulation. Then I shaved the body down, and carved in the grooves with woodcarving tools on the body, and arms. To get the paint job to look like wood I painted the body solid tan, and went over it with a brown wash. Similar process for the shadow around his eyes, but did black wash first, then solid black up by the hair. Finished him off with a cloth skirt so his movement isn't inhibited. Added accessories like flower propellers made from scratch with a styrene sheet, and plastic rod, and a clear stand not really worth mentioning specifics, for it took a lot of repairs to get it working as well as I have it.

He's listed here if anyone's interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-Deku-Link-2-75-action-figure-figma-zora-/351818036870?hash=item51e9fd3686%3Ag%3AmqAAAOSw65FXvDuk

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13903289_850027261795276_5863792460259456054_n.jpg?oh=b86e6d3d84c2d6c4cebd778e71a65acd&oe=58501579)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13902822_850027331795269_3678225378385646512_n.jpg?oh=cce764aff1d74af5ebf501921d2f7b9e&oe=58435E1A)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14067599_860454744085861_7801524930331271725_n.jpg?oh=a215b463a804a77c40c6fd6e84a18811&oe=585103DE)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14046035_860454864085849_7287466447568660395_n.jpg?oh=594cf93e43525af0dfba4a2f8a213997&oe=5859C521)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14141689_860455014085834_8947963458580478801_n.jpg?oh=112de3cf67a3bc4d4c2acb0fc7585f12&oe=5854B3EE) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-Deku-Link-2-75-action-figure-figma-zora-%2F351818036870%3Fhash%3Ditem51e9fd3686%253Ag%253AmqAAAOSw65FXvDuk)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Majora's Mask Deku Link)
Post by: Tamer on August 24, 2016, 03:06:54 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share your update and your auction link
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Majora's Mask Deku Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on August 28, 2016, 02:51:37 PM
So my last few figures have been bigger projects leading up to my 200th figure (don't worry after 200 here I'll go back to slowly, and silently keeping track). For #200 I decided to make Fierce Deity Link from Majora's Mask out of a Marvel Legends Machine Man to be approximately to scale with the Skyward Sword Link Figma figure, and to make it truly special, I took Machine man all apart to shave down, and super glued parts of the joints, so there will be no paint wear. This is my first time taking apart a 6in figure, so it was a little roughly done, but I think it went well. He's all put back together now, and so far no paint wear at all, I couldn't be happier, I just keep playing with him in disbelief. Before I put him back together as you can see, I put the segmented ab armor on him cut from sheets of styrene. When armor is segmented like that, I find it much easier, and looks much nicer than sculpting it layer by layer. Had to tech myself to make swords now too, with such a funky blade, the picture is pretty rough cut, but I'm shaving it down to proper shape, then will do a rough shave at an angle on the sides for the blade, and polish it up by hand with some sandpaper. Crazy amount of work already, and so much more to go!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Tamer on August 29, 2016, 02:35:44 AM
Wow, lots of work so far. looking good. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Starchaser on August 29, 2016, 12:34:13 PM
Oh I haven't commented for a bit, but these figures are really cool! I love how Gorc and Pic turned out. The Zelda figures are really amazing too.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2016, 07:26:29 AM
Wow, lots of work so far. looking good. Off to share.

Thanks Tamer, even with the next update, there is still a lot more work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2016, 07:27:40 AM
Oh I haven't commented for a bit, but these figures are really cool! I love how Gorc and Pic turned out. The Zelda figures are really amazing too.

Thanks Starchaser, your comments are always appreciated.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 08, 2016, 09:42:52 AM
Finished the body sculpt, and painted the face, for it will be easier to do now than after I sculpt the hair. The sword just needs more paint, and is complete with a pin letting the handle come off so it can be easily placed in his hands. Next is a basic paint job so I can put the tunic, and belt over it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP 2 Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Tamer on September 09, 2016, 03:10:26 AM
Wow, great progress. That sword looks especially cool. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (WIP 2 Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 18, 2016, 02:53:21 AM
Finished Fierce Deity Link, that's 200 figures down. Quite the project, he has nearly a full resculpt, 22 points of articulation, and a sword made from scratch. He's fully poseable, with no paint wear at all, and it all only took 45 hours. Last pic is a before, and after.

In the off chance someone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-Fierce-Deity-Link-6-action-figure-figma-/351844564255?hash=item51eb91fd1f:g:0DsAAOSwLnBX3kxX (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Legend-of-Zelda-Majoras-Mask-Fierce-Deity-Link-6-action-figure-figma-%2F351844564255%3Fhash%3Ditem51eb91fd1f%3Ag%3A0DsAAOSwLnBX3kxX)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Finished Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Tamer on September 18, 2016, 06:23:26 AM
What a great accomplishment! Off to share your figure and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Finished Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 21, 2016, 01:17:18 PM
Been busy, got 4 figures done. The Darth Zannah is my classic recipe for her, Luminara Unduli with a MU Valkyrie head. Tahiri Veila, is a Toryn Farr with a MU Black Widow head.

If you're interested in Zannah: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-bane-EU-/351848530567?hash=item51ebce8287:g:RKcAAOSwYIxX4tUZ (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Zannah-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-bane-EU-%2F351848530567%3Fhash%3Ditem51ebce8287%3Ag%3ARKcAAOSwYIxX4tUZ)

If you're interested in Tahiri: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351848553981?hash=item51ebceddfd:g:wmUAAOSwNRdX4tdX (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351848553981%3Fhash%3Ditem51ebceddfd%3Ag%3AwmUAAOSwNRdX4tdX)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Finished Fierce Deity Link)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 21, 2016, 01:23:44 PM
I also finished two versions of Jaina solo, one in her pilot gear with 2 heads so she can wear her helmet, and one dressed like she was when she had to take down her brother Darth Caedus.

If you're interested in her pilot gear: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jaina-Solo-Pilot-Gear-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-/351848514630?hash=item51ebce4446:g:cowAAOSwPCVX4tD4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jaina-Solo-Pilot-Gear-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-%2F351848514630%3Fhash%3Ditem51ebce4446%3Ag%3AcowAAOSwPCVX4tD4)

If you're interested in "sword of the jedi" Jaina Solo: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Jaina-Solo-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351848502238?hash=item51ebce13de:g:46AAAOSwTA9X4su4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Jaina-Solo-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351848502238%3Fhash%3Ditem51ebce13de%3Ag%3A46AAAOSwTA9X4su4)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Jaina x2, Zannah, and Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Tamer on September 22, 2016, 03:05:24 AM
Wow, great update. I will feature the first two now and then get back in here later to feature the other two, along with your auctions!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Jaina x2, Zannah, and Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 27, 2016, 08:58:29 PM
Made Kreia from Knights of the Old Republic II for a customer, but if anyone would like one, feel free to contact me anytime. Anyway, the base for this one is a Barriss Offee, with a sculpt torso, and hairstyle on a slave Leia head (if anyone is looking to do this, you'll need to shorten the neck). Exchanged the dark softgoods for tan, and trimmed up the robe quite a bit. I know the robe still looks big, but fixing the shoulder length would be tedious, and leave a seam down the back, so I opted to leave well enough alone. Not too fond of the face, I forgot to age it until I took the pictures, and thought the lips and eyes turned out really well, so I didn't want to risk botching them.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kreia)
Post by: Tamer on September 28, 2016, 03:14:28 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kreia)
Post by: Forceflow on September 28, 2016, 03:35:42 PM
Had to take a second look to verify she had a shirt on and that wasn't all cleavage! Definitely wouldn't be Jedi Dress Code approved!  bbfet
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kreia)
Post by: Mandalore25 on September 29, 2016, 07:03:06 AM
Had to take a second look to verify she had a shirt on and that wasn't all cleavage! Definitely wouldn't be Jedi Dress Code approved!  bbfet

Ha, yeah I use the color on her inner robe for skin tone some times, lol.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kreia)
Post by: Starchaser on October 05, 2016, 04:56:48 PM
Been a bit since I commented, but Link turned out really well! Kreia looks really good too, nice job with the scuplting.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kreia)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 17, 2016, 02:38:40 AM
Made a Comic Style Darth Bane, used a Marvel Universe Cyclops as a base, with a MU Drax head, I feel the super hero base really pushes the comic look. I also made a Tahiri Veila as she looked during the Yuuzhan Vong War.

If you're interested in Bane, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Comic-Style-Darth-Bane-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-/351880542851?hash=item51edb6fa83:g:9vAAAOSwpLNYBIyC (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Comic-Style-Darth-Bane-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-jedi-EU-%2F351880542851%3Fhash%3Ditem51edb6fa83%3Ag%3A9vAAAOSwpLNYBIyC)

If you're interested in Tahiri, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351864570446?hash=item51ecc3424e:g:PkQAAOSwNRdX89yE (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Tahiri-Veila-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351864570446%3Fhash%3Ditem51ecc3424e%3Ag%3APkQAAOSwNRdX89yE)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane, and Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Tamer on October 18, 2016, 03:03:27 AM
Time to take this to the pages. Nice work.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane, and Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Starchaser on October 19, 2016, 04:06:32 PM
Nice job! I really like how Tahiri turned out.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Comic Style Darth Bane, and Tahiri Veila)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 25, 2016, 01:01:55 AM
Thanks guys, next up I have some 6in work I did for a customer. First I made a Return of the Jedi Boba Fett with removable helmet. I cut the neck from Jango, and put it on Boba so the head, and Jango helmet fit right. Then repainted the Jango helm, and Boba body to match his appearance in RotJ.

Attached a few pics, but there are more here if you'd like: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms/posts/897972697000732

Second I sculpt on the scar on, and painted a Jango head cast for Commander Cody. I see why many customizers prefer to work in 6in, the details are way easier to paint on like the eyes, can use a brush, and not like needle points on 3.75in.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Tamer on October 25, 2016, 02:56:10 AM
I really like that removable helmet Boba Fett. So wish they would do that one and release it. Nice work. Your Cody is good too. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: JDeck on October 25, 2016, 03:54:25 AM
Sweet ROTJ fett! Out of all the manufacturers making 6" figures none of them make an ROTJ Fett.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 25, 2016, 09:58:16 AM
Sweet ROTJ fett! Out of all the manufacturers making 6" figures none of them make an ROTJ Fett.

Thanks JDeck, I noticed that too, I think it's because empire is the more popular movie, but then again I think the toy style preference switches over time. Looking a my collection, the only empire version I have is super articulated 3.75, and 6in, everything before that is the RotJ version. So maybe in a few years we'll get one? I don't see why not, granted I'd like a professional version to retool the gauntlets, and belt, but a repaint would be a cheap repack that would keep figures moving for Hasbro anyway.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on October 25, 2016, 10:08:39 AM
I really like that removable helmet Boba Fett. So wish they would do that one and release it. Nice work. Your Cody is good too. Off to share.

Thanks Tamer, I hope Hasbro makes something similar too. Hasbro should be able to just replace the ball joint for the Boba head, and the Jango head would fit. From there just cast the Jango helm in another color, and paint it accordingly. Would be a nice filler figure rather than some of the silly figures, and repack choices we've seen over the years.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Starchaser on October 25, 2016, 11:07:55 PM
Boba Fett and Commander Cody both turned out really well. You did a fantastic job painting the Boba Fett. I can totally see what you mean about details being easier in 6 inch. The scar on Cody looks really good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2016, 02:55:26 AM
Love the clones mate and the heads really sell these.

Ron
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Tamer on October 27, 2016, 02:49:10 AM
I so agree, I don't see how Hasbro doesn't have the same clarity. At least make removable helmet versions of all the troopers.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on November 02, 2016, 07:56:35 AM
Mandalore25, Nice work on Boba Fett and Cody
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 05, 2016, 10:47:44 PM
Boba Fett and Commander Cody both turned out really well. You did a fantastic job painting the Boba Fett. I can totally see what you mean about details being easier in 6 inch. The scar on Cody looks really good.

Thanks Starchaser, I'm still pretty amused by my paint on the Cody head in comparison to the stock Hasbro one on the Boba, the eyes really bring it, where I actually do the same detailing on the 3.75in figures eyes, but sadly even in hand one can hardly tell.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 05, 2016, 11:09:09 PM
Love the clones mate and the heads really sell these.

Ron

I so agree, I don't see how Hasbro doesn't have the same clarity. At least make removable helmet versions of all the troopers.

Thanks Tamer, and Ron, hopefully Hasbroken will do more, and up the caliber, I'd be more inclined to buy if the heads looked more like mine, not into this price goes up, quality goes down crap, especially when the Marvel Legends line has quality.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 05, 2016, 11:10:18 PM
Mandalore25, Nice work on Boba Fett and Cody

Thanks Foxtrot Delta, I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Boba, and Cody)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 05, 2016, 11:25:42 PM
I give you all Haazen from the Knights of the Old Republic comics, neither Jedi, nor Sith, but aspiring to be something more! Haazen's design has always intrigued me, and with a Terminator figure I felt it was time to bring him to life. He's a shirtless Darth Maul with the arm, and legs removed to be replaced with Terminator parts. The arm in the modified socket, had to cut the arm off, and drill the pin out, but the legs are heavily glued on, fully moving yet firmly attached. His head is an ep. III Anakin with some more hair sculpt on, the shoulder plates are sculpt too.

For anyone interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KotOR-Haazen-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-EU-/351898132467?hash=item51eec35ff3: (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KotOR-Haazen-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-EU-%2F351898132467%3Fhash%3Ditem51eec35ff3%3Ag%3AEigAAOSw5cNYHkSa)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Haazen)
Post by: Tamer on November 06, 2016, 09:04:19 AM
Looks good, off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Haazen)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 08, 2016, 04:42:13 AM
Made the Solo twins, first Jacen, or Darth Caedus, gave him both a red, and green saber for the option. He's made from a Death Star Trooper, simple right? He's black to begin with, so no wear, had to slightly mod the belt to get the current one over it, made the cape, cut the chest armor out of styrene, and swapped the head with a cast of the Hasbro Jacen Solo. I love the way he turned out, wish Hasbro would have made this version, maybe with a sith eyes head swap?

He's for sale here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jacen-Solo-Darth-Caedus-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351899564526?hash=item51eed939ee:g:cqwAAOSw5cNYIN3M (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jacen-Solo-Darth-Caedus-3-75in-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351899564526%3Fhash%3Ditem51eed939ee%3Ag%3AcqwAAOSw5cNYIN3M)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Haazen)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 08, 2016, 04:52:15 AM
The other half of the Solo twins, "Sword of the Jedi" Jaina Solo. This is the DarthArmoressCustoms 2.0 version, I think the outfit isn't as accurate, but the base figure is black, so no wear. She's a slightly modified Marvel Universe Black Widow, with a repainted MU Psylocke head.

She's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Jaina-Solo-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351899541111?hash=item51eed8de77:g:vWcAAOSwMVdYINpP (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Jaina-Solo-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351899541111%3Fhash%3Ditem51eed8de77%3Ag%3AvWcAAOSwMVdYINpP)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (The Solo Twins)
Post by: Tamer on November 09, 2016, 03:39:21 AM
I like them, especially Jacen. Off to share along with your auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (The Solo Twins)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 09, 2016, 09:24:49 PM
I like them, especially Jacen. Off to share along with your auctions.

Thanks Tamer, I especially like Jacen as well, he looks spot on to the way the jackwagon looked at Mara Jade's funeral (for those who don't know, he killed his aunt Mara, and then showed up to the funeral).
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (The Solo Twins)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 09, 2016, 09:44:45 PM
Finished another one already, from the cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Jedi Battlmaster Kao Cen Darach. Turned out pretty sweet, bought a bunch of the base figure for this one so I can make Ven Zallow, and Sith Warrior figures. It's a G.I. Joe figure with the Accelerator Suit, and this one's mostly a repaint, a little black wash too, for it looked pretty flat on it's own, with a Darth Maul head, and a slightly modified robe. The double sided blue saber has magnets in it allowing the blades to come off, it's cool, but it's more for practical reasons considering double sided sabers brake easier in shipping because they're typically glued together.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Zabrak-Jedi-Master-Kao-Cen-Darach-3-75in-figure-sith-mando-EU-/351901759017?hash=item51eefab629%3Ag%3AR6QAAOSwal5YI-nN (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Zabrak-Jedi-Master-Kao-Cen-Darach-3-75in-figure-sith-mando-EU-%2F351901759017%3Fhash%3Ditem51eefab629%253Ag%253AR6QAAOSwal5YI-nN)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Tamer on November 10, 2016, 03:26:51 AM
Wow back with another great one already. Time to go share again.

Just what I remember from those old video game trailers. Man I can remember those blowing my mind at the time. I can remember this guy and Shan in a ship battle where he holds em off while they get out of there.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mr. Black on November 11, 2016, 07:50:49 AM
Just happened to see this latest one on the front page and just had to swing by and comment on a very nice job here. That particular G.I. Joe figure is a great base for those SW:TOR Jedi and Sith, and if you mix it up with the GI Joe RoC Duke and Heavy Duty in Reactive Impact Armour figures, you're all set for creating quite a collection of Jedi and Sith.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: CloneCrazy on November 12, 2016, 12:33:36 PM
Great custom of an awesome character! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Starchaser on November 16, 2016, 11:18:29 PM
Turned out great! I really do like that accelerator suit for battle armor.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 07:34:28 PM
Wow back with another great one already. Time to go share again.

Just what I remember from those old video game trailers. Man I can remember those blowing my mind at the time. I can remember this guy and Shan in a ship battle where he holds em off while they get out of there.

I know, those vids were crazy, I would have watched a feature length film like those.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 07:43:10 PM
Just happened to see this latest one on the front page and just had to swing by and comment on a very nice job here. That particular G.I. Joe figure is a great base for those SW:TOR Jedi and Sith, and if you mix it up with the GI Joe RoC Duke and Heavy Duty in Reactive Impact Armour figures, you're all set for creating quite a collection of Jedi and Sith.

Thanks Mr. Black I've been looking at those other armor sets you mentioned since the accelerator suit a is decent match I'd prefer something closer, but certain size differences are in my way, so I'll be experimenting. Speaking of experimenting, I also have a pretty cool Reactive Impact Armor/Marvel Universe mix in the works. Here's a quick pic, talk a bit more about it later, but can anybody guess what I'm making?.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 07:44:52 PM
Great custom of an awesome character! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Clone Crazy, happy to share here at the yards.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 07:47:17 PM
Turned out great! I really do like that accelerator suit for battle armor.

Thanks Starchaser, I do too, that's why I bought 18, or so, just a few. On ebay I think there are some left pretty cheap, especially if you buy a few.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 07:57:19 PM
Other than a little snipet of an update in response to Mr. Black's comment, here are to recent finishes. First up Lord Skere Kaan, former Jedi Master, leader of the Brotherhood of Darkness, betrayed by Darth Bane into unleashing the thought bomb, killing off the brotherhood so Bane could set forth the Rule of Two. Personally I hate the Rule of Two, I believe more in the the Revan, Malak approach, but I can see why Bane would see the need for it with the crap the Brotherhood was doing. He's a comic Luke, mixed with Vader, a Talon Karrde head, and custom soft goods.

He's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Lord-Skere-Kaan-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-EU-/351905916062?hash=item51ef3a249e:g:rNIAAOSw44BYKuPF (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Lord-Skere-Kaan-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-EU-%2F351905916062%3Fhash%3Ditem51ef3a249e%3Ag%3ArNIAAOSw44BYKuPF)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kao Cen Darach)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 17, 2016, 08:02:33 PM
Second is Komari Vosa, failed Jedi apprentice turned cult leader from the Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Video game. She's a Marvel Universe Psylocke figure with tassels cut from a rubber sheet, painted black, and a head swap.

She's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Komari-Vosa-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-dooku-EU-/351907634058?hash=item51ef545b8a:g:moQAAOSwB09YLVxN (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Komari-Vosa-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-jedi-dooku-EU-%2F351907634058%3Fhash%3Ditem51ef545b8a%3Ag%3AmoQAAOSwB09YLVxN)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: Starchaser on November 18, 2016, 12:49:18 AM
Nice job on Vosa. It's looks like a Lady Jaye head? I'll have to keep this in mind when I get around to her.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2016, 03:58:50 AM
They both look good to me. Off to share them and your auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 18, 2016, 02:17:48 PM
great job i was also going to ask if that was a lady jay head !
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 19, 2016, 01:11:42 AM
great job i was also going to ask if that was a lady jay head !
Nice job on Vosa. It's looks like a Lady Jaye head? I'll have to keep this in mind when I get around to her.

Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure it is a Lady Jaye, but not 100% sure for it came in a lot defect casts.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 19, 2016, 01:31:06 AM
Got another two figures today, these two from the New Jedi Order. First up Lowbacca, nephew of Chewbacca, and companion of the Solo Twins. Made him from a sandstorm Chewbacca, because his hair is shaggier than his uncle's, with clone wars Chewbacca feet, because Lowie has larger feet. Sculpt his little Em Teedee translator droid, and made his bronze colored saber.

He's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Lowbacca-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351908327876?hash=item51ef5ef1c4:g:J0IAAOSw5cNYLk1G (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Lowbacca-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351908327876%3Fhash%3Ditem51ef5ef1c4%3Ag%3AJ0IAAOSw5cNYLk1G)

Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lord Skere Kaan, Komari Vosa)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 19, 2016, 01:45:21 AM
Next is my Saba Sebatyne 2.0, a pretty different build still using a marvel universe lizard tail, and base for the head, but has Wioslea torso to look like robes, and maintain her femininity. The head is sculpt again, I like the forehead better, used some blackwash to enhance the sculpt, but it still doesn't really show in the pictures, and the lips are a bit duck bill looking to me. Overall I like her better, shows how I've improved, but if she sells well, I'd like to take another crack at the head sculpt.

If anybody is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Saba-Sebatyne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-/351909231218?hash=item51ef6cba72:g:h0QAAOSwj85YL77h (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-New-Jedi-Order-Saba-Sebatyne-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F351909231218%3Fhash%3Ditem51ef6cba72%3Ag%3Ah0QAAOSwj85YL77h)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on November 19, 2016, 08:31:30 AM
Saba reminds me of the Visitors ( a TV series from the 80s ) Looks cool
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Talon on November 19, 2016, 09:10:01 AM
I really like your work, the figures look great. What kind of fabric do you use for your customs? I don´t know what kind of fabric is best for customizing.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Tamer on November 20, 2016, 08:36:42 AM
Nice work. Off to share them both.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 21, 2016, 02:26:37 AM
Saba reminds me of the Visitors ( a TV series from the 80s ) Looks cool

That thought crossed my mind too, my parents grew up in the 80s, and had me watch a lot movies, and TV from the time.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 21, 2016, 02:39:10 AM
I really like your work, the figures look great. What kind of fabric do you use for your customs? I don´t know what kind of fabric is best for customizing.

Thank you it always makes me happy to hear someone enjoys my work. About the fabrics, the majority I use is recycled from other figures, like the above Saba's are all from other figures, the black capes on the various sith I make are just modified Vader capes (I buy vader figs 2 buck a pop for the lightsabers, but the parts come in handy). Otherwise I use whatever is cheap, like most of what I buy is $1 a yard a walmart, then when cutting out patterns (which if you'd like me to go over making patters too, I'd be happy to do so) leave extra on the outside edges, and use a tube of liquid stitch to glue the extra up so it doesn't fray, like on the fig I'm about to reveal.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 21, 2016, 02:40:55 AM
Nice work. Off to share them both.

Thanks Tamer, I like the Christmas gift promo idea.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Lowbacca, Saba Sebatyne 2.0)
Post by: Mandalore25 on November 21, 2016, 02:58:25 AM
Pretty stoked about the way this one turned out, looks right out of the Revenge of the Sith video game, a Clone Assassin. Designed to kill Jedi with genetically enhanced speed, aptitude for predicting strikes from training against padawans, and ability to resist jedi mind tricks. Base is just a clone I had in my fodder bins with a cast of that type of clone helm. The soft goods are custom, with the edges liquid stitched up so they won't fray. Blades came from my weapons bin, modified with bits from my scrap bin, with the left blade actually having a battle droid arm on his for the joint that allows the blade to rotate.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 21, 2016, 03:24:08 PM
some more good work ! keep it up !
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on November 25, 2016, 07:39:30 AM
wow
This is the best Clone Assassin I've seen so far.
A thousand times better than mine I made a while ago.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2016, 03:16:02 AM
Pretty sweet. I like that liquid stitching (would love to find out more) and that movable blade is just top notch. Off to share.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on December 02, 2016, 05:58:16 PM
M25, that Clone Assassin is Awesome, been wanting to see this done and you did it, Well Done
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 08, 2016, 12:20:12 PM
some more good work ! keep it up !

Thanks mr.Jedi1977, will do, got a few cool things coming that I have to hold back, but I think they'll be worth the wait.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 08, 2016, 12:34:39 PM
wow
This is the best Clone Assassin I've seen so far.
A thousand times better than mine I made a while ago.

Thanks, I've actually seen your's, and I don't know about a thousand times better, for I would definitely say your's is one of the best I've seen, but I'll take the complement  ;D
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 08, 2016, 12:51:08 PM
Pretty sweet. I like that liquid stitching (would love to find out more) and that movable blade is just top notch. Off to share.

Thanks Tamer, Liquid Stitch is just a tube if glue meant for fabric. Works on most fabrics, and is supposed to last forever, through washes, and ironing.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 08, 2016, 12:57:03 PM
M25, that Clone Assassin is Awesome, been wanting to see this done and you did it, Well Done

Thanks Foxtrot, glad I could supply a character you've been wanting to see made.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Clone Assassin)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 08, 2016, 01:16:04 PM
So I recently did a review on the Boss Fight Studio blank figures, and this is my first use of one with this Marvel Universe White Tiger (Ava Ayala). Using a white blank so there is no paint wear, I used the masked head she came with, and drilled a hole for the pony tail from another head she came with, so it swivels. The necklace, and catlike ears are sculpt. Then a little paint, with glow in the dark for the eyes, and necklace.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Marvel-Universe-Ava-Ayala-White-Tiger-3-75in-figure-legends-avengers-/351926772619?hash=item51f078638b:g:Y0EAAOSwcUBYRqy0 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Marvel-Universe-Ava-Ayala-White-Tiger-3-75in-figure-legends-avengers-%2F351926772619%3Fhash%3Ditem51f078638b%3Ag%3AY0EAAOSwcUBYRqy0)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (MU White Tiger)
Post by: Tamer on December 09, 2016, 03:36:26 AM
Wow, she turned out great. And looks great using that blank as a base figure. I enjoyed your pictoral review. I just shared it here yesterday too.

Off to share this and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (MU White Tiger)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 11, 2016, 04:09:13 PM
Wow, she turned out great. And looks great using that blank as a base figure. I enjoyed your pictoral review. I just shared it here yesterday too.

Off to share this and your auction.

Thank you Tamer, I saw that you shared my review, and am glad you enjoyed it. It was well received so I think I'll finally get around to reviewing those Figma archetypes I shared nearly a year ago, just getting around to actually using one. Also looking into other things I could possibly review to help out other customizers if they continue to go over well.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (MU White Tiger)
Post by: Mandalore25 on December 11, 2016, 04:31:06 PM
The idea for this one struck me when I came across the image of Jedi Malak recently, that with such a plain black undersuit, a scuba diver would probably be the perfect base, and since the base is black to begin with, the only wear is on his ankles. However simple he seems, I did switch out the Joe shoulders for Star Wars shoulders, which can be difficult because you need to shorten the SW shoulder pins, but if you cut too much off they'll be loose. His neck, and shoulder armor is cut from a Neo Viper's body armor, with some shoulder pads I had laying around, and a strip of rubber on each side holding it all together as one piece. The head is from a Boss Fight blank, and the bits flowing down from his belt, and knee pads are cut from a sheet of rubber.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Jedi-Malak-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-revan-darth-EU-/351930631382?hash=item51f0b344d6:g:b0QAAOSw4GVYTYCj (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Jedi-Malak-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-revan-darth-EU-%2F351930631382%3Fhash%3Ditem51f0b344d6%3Ag%3Ab0QAAOSw4GVYTYCj)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Jedi Malak)
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2017, 05:57:19 PM
Haven't commented for a bit. I really like your take on Malak, he looks excellent.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Jedi Malak)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 23, 2017, 02:42:37 AM
Been a while, but I'm back with another Darth Azard from the Legacy comics. Made him with a Quarren Soldier upper half, and an A'Sharad Hett lower half with custom soft goods over that. The shoulder pads are casts, one of Savage Opress's, and the other of Darth Krayt's with points sculpt to look like Azard's.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Azard-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-krayt-talon-EU-/351963532120?hash=item51f2a94b58:g:wGIAAOSw-0xYhRG4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Azard-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-krayt-talon-EU-%2F351963532120%3Fhash%3Ditem51f2a94b58%3Ag%3AwGIAAOSw-0xYhRG4)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2017, 03:47:46 AM
Nice and evil looking. Off to share your update.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 25, 2017, 02:22:29 PM
Got two today, the first is another of Darth Krayt's One Sith order, Darth Ruyn, master of Darth Talon, until her final test, killing her master. Slightly modified Bib Fortuna head, on some G.I. Joe figures, Snake Eyes, with Zartan arms I think?

He's listed here if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Ruyn-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-krayt-talon-EU-/351966090372?hash=item51f2d05484:g:WgMAAOSwt5hYiQyv (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Ruyn-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-krayt-talon-EU-%2F351966090372%3Fhash%3Ditem51f2d05484%3Ag%3AWgMAAOSwt5hYiQyv)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Azard)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 25, 2017, 02:29:13 PM
Second is a companion from KOTOR, Mission Vao who helped a broken Revan escape sith occupied Taris. The base is Barris Offee, with the arms, and head from a light blue Boss Fight female blank, so the arms don't wear. I sculpt her Lekku, but I think I put them too far forward on the head, made it so the headband had to be low, not as character accurate as I'd like, but I'll try her again sometime.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Mission-Vao-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-revan-mandalorian-EU-/351965129025?hash=item51f2c1a941:g:mgkAAOSwjDZYh6sz (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Mission-Vao-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-revan-mandalorian-EU-%2F351965129025%3Fhash%3Ditem51f2c1a941%3Ag%3AmgkAAOSwjDZYh6sz)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Ruyn, Mission Vao)
Post by: Tamer on January 26, 2017, 02:28:50 AM
They look great. Off to share both and your auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Ruyn, Mission Vao)
Post by: Mandalore25 on January 26, 2017, 02:24:32 PM
Thanks Tamer, today I think I have one of my best, Darth Sion from KOTOR II. Sion was a casualty of the Great Sith War (Exar Kun War), but in facing certain death he found that calling on all his pain, anger, and hatred, he could acheave immortality at the cost of eternal agony. He's mostly a Marvel Univers Draxx with Starlord lower legs, then dremeled the cuts into the figure (dremeled the jawline too, Sion's isn't as square as Draxx), accentuated them with a knife, black washed them so they're visible under any light. Disappointed with the skin tone a bit, too grey, next time I think I'll add some more flesh tone to it, and the right eye is till a little too big.

If anyone is interested he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Sion-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-revan-nihilus-EU-/351967060726?hash=item51f2df22f6:g:ijIAAOSw2xRYimSV (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Sion-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-revan-nihilus-EU-%2F351967060726%3Fhash%3Ditem51f2df22f6%3Ag%3AijIAAOSw2xRYimSV)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: legion078 on January 26, 2017, 05:03:03 PM
Wow you created a brilliant version of Darth Sion! The figure looks very much like the original character in KOTOR II! And I think Sion in specific is a very demanding one to recreate as action figure...very nice job also on Mission Vao! I really have to play KOTOR II again!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2017, 03:29:33 AM
Wow, I think you nailed it. I think the flesh is perfect too from what I envision this character. Off to share it and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on February 02, 2017, 04:46:44 PM
nice details on the scarred and battered body
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 04, 2017, 03:50:02 AM
Wow you created a brilliant version of Darth Sion! The figure looks very much like the original character in KOTOR II! And I think Sion in specific is a very demanding one to recreate as action figure...very nice job also on Mission Vao! I really have to play KOTOR II again!

Thanks legion078, I was going for the original design, personally not fond of the Force Unleashed design that seems to be a bit more popular for some reason, and I should play KOTOR II again as well. I play the first like every other year, but haven't played the second for like 5 years now.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 04, 2017, 03:52:37 AM
Wow, I think you nailed it. I think the flesh is perfect too from what I envision this character. Off to share it and your auction.

Thanks Tamer, I suppose the skin looks good in the darker pics, took some lighter ones, but they just didn't feel right, for every time you encounter Sion in the game it's pretty dark.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 04, 2017, 03:53:49 AM
nice details on the scarred and battered body

Thanks Foxtrot Delta, I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 04, 2017, 04:06:12 AM
Falling a bit behind here, and I think I skipped showing a figure, but I'll catch things up starting with two figures today. First is Vaylin from SWTOR. Made her from a Deena Shan, with a different belt, and head. Her cloak is modified from a black robe, but I'm not overly fond of how large it is, thinking I'll have another go at her sometime, and sculpt the cloak. The lightsaber was a pale green blade, that I panted with Tamiya Clear Yellow, the last pic is trying the same thing with orange, and red, works pretty well, but the initial color must be pale.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Vaylin-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351972308077?hash=item51f32f346d:g:mpAAAOSwTglYkylm (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Vaylin-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351972308077%3Fhash%3Ditem51f32f346d%3Ag%3AmpAAAOSwTglYkylm)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Darth Sion)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 04, 2017, 04:12:03 AM
Second is another from SWTOR Lana Beniko. I think I nailed her look, she's a Juno Eclipse, with Vader arms, and a different head. The rest is sculpt, last picture comparing the sculpt to the finished product.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Lana-Beniko-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351972388776?hash=item51f3306fa8:g:rBkAAOSwNnRYk0SU (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Lana-Beniko-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351972388776%3Fhash%3Ditem51f3306fa8%3Ag%3ArBkAAOSwNnRYk0SU)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: legion078 on February 04, 2017, 06:45:14 AM
These are great customs! I am also a big fan of Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic! Last week I finished the first novel of Darth Bane - Path of Destruction! I can highly recommend this book espcially chapters 22 & 23 in which it is described how Bane studies a holocron of Revan.

Your Darth Sion is one of my favorites! In my opinion he is one of the hardest characters to customize as figure.

And your lightsabers look excellent! I've been doing some experiments on these, too. I will show the results on my custom figure thread...have you used four of the (pale) green lightsabers or have you molded and casted them with clear epoxy? Best regards!

- Philipp
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2017, 08:33:46 AM
Both look great. Off to share in the right places.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on February 04, 2017, 03:49:10 PM
I think you did a great job on Lana Beniko ! i have always been into  the old republic and knights of the old republic and love when any customizer does a custom from that period . Keep them coming !
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: DarthDrew on February 04, 2017, 10:45:10 PM
I think you did excellently with these two. They look like good representations of the characters, and the parts you chose work really well.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Kualan on February 05, 2017, 08:39:33 AM
As an avid SWTOR player I love the past few customs. That Lana Beniko is pitch-perfect!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 02:25:33 AM
These are great customs! I am also a big fan of Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic! Last week I finished the first novel of Darth Bane - Path of Destruction! I can highly recommend this book espcially chapters 22 & 23 in which it is described how Bane studies a holocron of Revan.

Your Darth Sion is one of my favorites! In my opinion he is one of the hardest characters to customize as figure.

And your lightsabers look excellent! I've been doing some experiments on these, too. I will show the results on my custom figure thread...have you used four of the (pale) green lightsabers or have you molded and casted them with clear epoxy? Best regards!

- Philipp

Thank you, I love KOTOR though personally not big on SWTOR just because I don't like MMOs, but I love reading the stories, character bios, and books to keep up with what is going on, well until DISNEY(!) took over... I hear Bane is great read, that trilogy is one I have nor gotten to, but again since Disney took over I stopped reading EU because I only have like 1 or 2 dozen novels left to read, and don't want to hit the end of my Star Wars, but will get to it someday.

Thanks again, I wouldn't say he was hard to make per se, but I definitely had to be patent finding the right parts. I've seen many made with shirtless Darth Maul figures, and to me it never looks right, too small, not very muscular, and stingy to use he same head, with that ugly open mouth. So when Draxx came along, I bought him and Star lord in bulk for $5 each, I thought perfection! The size, and dimensions where pretty spot on, even the larger thighs, in comparison to the Star Lord boots. However washes can be a pain, gotta mix the right amount of water in to get the the look for each individual character right.

And thanks again ;D All the sabers pictured are the same pale green saber shown on the far left, from a Black series Luminara Unduli to be specific. Will go check out your thread, and see what you've been up to.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 02:30:22 AM
I think you did a great job on Lana Beniko ! i have always been into  the old republic and knights of the old republic and love when any customizer does a custom from that period . Keep them coming !

Thanks mr.Jedi1977, will do! Big fan of the Old Republic Era myself, and it's also pretty popular so figure sales are generally better.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 02:39:29 AM
I think you did excellently with these two. They look like good representations of the characters, and the parts you chose work really well.

Thanks DarthDrew, character accuracy is one of my highest priorities, and if I've learned anything it's patently wait for the right parts to reveal themselves, especially when I've been pushing purposefully use figures with joints that are the same color as I want the finished product's to be. Makes the prices go up a bit, but the quality directly goes with it when the figures joints won't wear.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 02:43:11 AM
As an avid SWTOR player I love the past few customs. That Lana Beniko is pitch-perfect!

Thanks Kualan, means a lot when I'm not in love with my Lana design, really just the cloak, but I'll take an avid SWTOR player's word on it.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 03:04:43 AM
Two more today, then I think you guys are caught up on all my figures here. Technically both are KOTOR characters, but one is from the comics, and one is from a video game (completely different stories). First I'll start with the one from KOTOR II, Mira, a bounty hunter companion from Nar Shaddaa. One of my favorite parts about KOTOR II is you can pretty much make all you companions jedi, and they'll be known as the Lost Jedi that will rebuild the order after the First Jedi Purge. Made her from a slave Leia body with an Aurra Sing vest, and Juno eclipse arms, and legs. Painted the vest black like the arms to look like a jacket, then sculpt the hair, and wrist cannon thing.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Mira-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-nihilus-darth-EU-/351968411966?hash=item51f2f3c13e:g:lMYAAOSwnHZYjIYE (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Mira-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-nihilus-darth-EU-%2F351968411966%3Fhash%3Ditem51f2f3c13e%3Ag%3AlMYAAOSwnHZYjIYE)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vaylin & Lana Beniko)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 06, 2017, 03:17:26 AM
Next from the KOTOR comics, Jedi Covenant Seer Xamar. This on is a number of different parts, legs are from Miiyoom Onith (because they're short), body ANH Luke, arms from some Indiana Jones figure, and head is from a Boss Fight blank. I sculpt most of the belt, his ears, and tendrils on his face. Soft goods are just what I had laying around.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Jedi-Seer-Xamar-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-/351972345408?hash=item51f32fc640:g:eyoAAOSw44BYkzWl (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-KOTOR-Jedi-Seer-Xamar-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F351972345408%3Fhash%3Ditem51f32fc640%3Ag%3AeyoAAOSw44BYkzWl)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Xamar and Mira)
Post by: Tamer on February 06, 2017, 03:45:28 AM
Off to share your latest updates and auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Xamar and Mira)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 21, 2017, 11:21:54 PM
Falling behind again, I just get distracted, nearly forgot to vote next custom challenge even. Anyway, lets start with these SWTOR Sith Warriors. Going to make a small production of these to supply multiples for those interested, but it tops out at 5 of them. Would have liked to change the chest piece when character accuracy is very important to me, but the figure has a very odd shaped torso, I tried switching it with a few others, but they just didn't look right. On the bright side it cuts the material cost making them cheaper for those interested.

If anyone is interested they're listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Sith-Warrior-3-75in-figure-mandalorian-jedi-darth-EU-/351988431730?hash=item51f4253b72:g:lwoAAOSw3v5YrRF6 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-SWTOR-Sith-Warrior-3-75in-figure-mandalorian-jedi-darth-EU-%2F351988431730%3Fhash%3Ditem51f4253b72%3Ag%3AlwoAAOSw3v5YrRF6)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Tamer on February 22, 2017, 03:33:45 AM
Thanks for voting, we are trying to get past 30 votes so we can start this up.

Off to share your latest and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Starchaser on February 24, 2017, 12:14:20 AM
Amazing work! I really love how Mira and especially Xamar turned out. You do an excellent job with sculpting and your eye for parts combinations is really good.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 26, 2017, 07:14:16 PM
Thanks for voting, we are trying to get past 30 votes so we can start this up.

Off to share your latest and your auction.

I saw that you changed it to 30, a bit more realistic I guess, highest turnout I think I've seen in my time here is 32, I'll have to see where it's at now, haven't checked since I voted.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 26, 2017, 07:19:41 PM
Amazing work! I really love how Mira and especially Xamar turned out. You do an excellent job with sculpting and your eye for parts combinations is really good.

Thanks Starchaser, I try to be patent, and let inspiration strike either by researching characters, or looking at figures.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 26, 2017, 07:39:15 PM
Two updates today, both requested by customers. First, 3 Clone Wars style Nightsisters, not overly fond the CW Nightsisters myself, for they're one of those instances in the CW where Filoni was given the right to do whatever he wanted, and ruined a culture. Don't understand why Lucas made all the EU writers obligated to work with each other, and build on each other's work, but then give the insane the keys to the asylum? Anyway, made them all from CW Asajj Ventress figures, swapped a head, some feet, and some minor sculpting. Made all the weapons from scratch, the bow string even glows in the dark.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (SWTOR Sith Warriors)
Post by: Mandalore25 on February 26, 2017, 07:53:52 PM
Second is Karness Muur, one of the original Sith Lords. Exiled from the known galaxy with fellow Dark Jedi for causing the Hundred-Year Darkness, where in unknown regions found the Sith (species), and declared themselves Sith Lords. A favorite story of mine, describing why they're known as Sith Lords, during the Prequels I always wondered "Lord of what?" when there were currently only two at a time. Made him from an Imperial Navy Commander, with a Boss Fight blank balled head, and some G.I. Joe armor. A lot of sculpt went into this one, tried to get as much detail as possible, notice the Lightsaber hilt even. Love the way he turned out, might be one of my best to date.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Karness Muur & Nightsisters)
Post by: Tamer on February 27, 2017, 03:43:33 AM
Nice updates all. Let me go get em on the pages.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Karness Muur & Nightsisters)
Post by: CloneCrazy on February 27, 2017, 08:06:13 AM
Love those Nightsisters, great work! If you ever do another batch, I'd certainly purchase them!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Karness Muur & Nightsisters)
Post by: Starchaser on March 04, 2017, 11:31:19 PM
The nightsisters are great, but Karness turned out really great. I really wish that we had got him and Celeste Morne out of Hasbro, but you fill the gap wonderfully.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Karness Muur & Nightsisters)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 21, 2017, 08:28:31 AM
The nightsisters are great, but Karness turned out really great. I really wish that we had got him and Celeste Morne out of Hasbro, but you fill the gap wonderfully.

Yeah when those comic packs where running strong, they seriously got canceled out of nowhere, I was really hoping for Celeste Morne, but was more surprised we didn't get Zayne Carrick.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Karness Muur & Nightsisters)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 21, 2017, 08:47:31 AM
Well my apologies for being so long between figures, a lot has happened, and I haven't really posted anywhere but facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms/ but I've only been making like the same 5 characters over, and over again anyway, for that's where the money has been lately. However I have a cool one I'd like to share, Kharys from the old Marvel Star Wars comics, and is usually my prime example that not all those old comics sucked. I made her with a Boss Fight Studio green female blank so the arms, and legs don't wear, and I sculpt around the clothing around her chest, her hair, and her ears. The wings are from a G.I. Joe Nemesis Immortal, but I modified them with Marvel Universe Wasp wings for more articulation. Added a WIP pic of the wings, and a reference.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2017, 09:33:17 AM
Wow, she looks great! And good to see you back.

Off to share in all the right places.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: JDeck on April 22, 2017, 09:45:30 AM
Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. Great job.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Starchaser on April 22, 2017, 09:56:46 PM
Sweet! I always thought Kharys was a fun design. Your rendering is spot on.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 23, 2017, 05:28:57 PM
Wow, she looks great! And good to see you back.

Off to share in all the right places.

Thanks Tamer, always happy to be back, this was the first place I really got any support on my customs, even back when struggled to even get over $20 for one of my figs. Now I'm proud to say I do enough in sales I can work at me "real" job less. ;D Makes this site kind of special to me.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 23, 2017, 05:31:18 PM
Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. Great job.

Thanks JDeck, glad her beauty is appreciated!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 23, 2017, 05:42:44 PM
Sweet! I always thought Kharys was a fun design. Your rendering is spot on.

Thanks Starchaser, ever since I saw her I thought an action figure would be epic, sadly that's another comic pack that never was, but getting to make my own is the type of ingenuity I crave when working on customs. Though between us here at the forum she's actually missing her earrings, decided to leave them out because I thought the amount of time they'd take would be too long for the little detail they add, and I calculate time put in when it comes to my sale prices.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Kharys)
Post by: Mandalore25 on April 23, 2017, 05:55:08 PM
Darth Armoress Customs Commando Gregor Mark II. You can still get these clone wars style Republic Commando Boss figures pretty cheap on ebay, so with the popularity of the clone Wars still pretty strong, thought I'd take another shot at him, and this time I think he looks much better. The black wash helps, even though I think it get away from me in a few spots. Also decided it was easier just to glue the backpack on, sits nicely all they time, and doesn't fall off occasionally.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Commando-Gregor-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-/352037807775?hash=item51f716a69f:g:740AAOSwSypY~LRm (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Commando-Gregor-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-%2F352037807775%3Fhash%3Ditem51f716a69f%3Ag%3A740AAOSwSypY%7ELRm)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2017, 02:40:12 AM
He looks great to me. Off to share this and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: OC47150 on April 24, 2017, 02:59:49 PM
Sharp looking RC there, Mandalore3. Whenever I see an extra RC figure for sale at a decent price, I pick it up.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 01, 2017, 09:51:50 PM
Sharp looking RC there, Mandalore3. Whenever I see an extra RC figure for sale at a decent price, I pick it up.

Thanks OC47150.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 01, 2017, 09:52:35 PM
He looks great to me. Off to share this and your auction.

Thanks Tamer!
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 01, 2017, 10:08:32 PM
I finished two figures today, first Nomi Sunrider from the Tales of the Jedi comics. Nomi became a jedi after witnessing the death of her husband, proceeding to play a prominent role in the major events of her time, like the Great Sith War, and even became Grand Master of the Jedi Order. Not sure what the head is from, it came in a random lot of cast heads, the body is from Wioslea, arms from TVC Mon Calamari pilot, belt from ep. I Obi-Wan, legs from ANH Luke, and I made the soft goods myself.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Nomi-Sunrider-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-/352045496496?hash=item51f78bf8b0:g:sqQAAOSwdjNZB9nF (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Nomi-Sunrider-3-75in-figure-sith-jedi-mandalorian-darth-EU-%2F352045496496%3Fhash%3Ditem51f78bf8b0%3Ag%3AsqQAAOSwdjNZB9nF)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Commando Gregor)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 01, 2017, 10:28:34 PM
Second I made Xanatos from the Jedi-The Dark Side comics. Xanatos was the second apprentice of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, and his greatest failure. Corrupted by his father Xanatos forsook his Jedi training, and joined the tyrannical regime of his father, but it was duel between his father, and Qui-Gon lead him to the dark side, for he could not forgive his former master for killing his father right in front of him. Later Xanatos would return as a Dark Jedi to try, and take out not only his old master, but his new apprentice as well. The Build is Black Series Anakin head, TVC Quinlan Vos torso, Captain Needa shoulders, RotJ Luke forearms, Captain Needa legs, and soft good is a repurposed robe sleeve.

If anyone is interested, you can add him to your collection here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Apprentice-Xanatos-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-qui-gon-/352045588164?hash=item51f78d5ec4:g:ve8AAOSw42dZB~9d (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Jedi-Apprentice-Xanatos-3-75in-figure-sith-mandalorian-qui-gon-%2F352045588164%3Fhash%3Ditem51f78d5ec4%3Ag%3Ave8AAOSw42dZB%7E9d)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Nomi Sunrider & Xanatos)
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2017, 03:09:47 AM
Both look great. Off to share them and your auctions.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Nomi Sunrider & Xanatos)
Post by: Mandalore25 on May 11, 2017, 06:30:45 AM
I don't do many 6in figures, but with all the enlarging parts going on, I thought I'd get in on it with this 6in Darth Nihilus. Bought the enlarged Darth Nihilus head, and used a 6in Darth Maul as a base. The soft goods are either hand sewn, or liquid stitched, and with all edges finished so they won't fray.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Nihilus-6in-figure-jedi-sith-revan-mandalorian-bane-EU-/352054677969?hash=item51f81811d1:g:rywAAOSwZKBZFFSV (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-Darth-Nihilus-6in-figure-jedi-sith-revan-mandalorian-bane-EU-%2F352054677969%3Fhash%3Ditem51f81811d1%3Ag%3ArywAAOSwZKBZFFSV)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Tamer on May 12, 2017, 02:05:58 AM
Looks pretty awesome to me. Off to share it and your auction.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: JetpackBlues on May 12, 2017, 08:32:02 AM
Haha. This looks rad. If you have seen my IG recently I have the same build going on with the same base pieces. Great minds and all.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Grandl27 on May 12, 2017, 08:51:19 AM
Excellent work! I like be looking at your creations.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Bronxstalker on May 20, 2017, 12:25:26 PM
Awesome.  Who sells his head?  Is love to make one.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 13, 2017, 09:43:05 AM
Haha. This looks rad. If you have seen my IG recently I have the same build going on with the same base pieces. Great minds and all.

Thanks JetpackBlues, definitely great minds, the builds are pretty much same, but every customizer making something similar has a different interpretation of the soft goods that I've been enjoying. Personally I went with something more like the in game look.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 13, 2017, 09:45:12 AM
Excellent work! I like be looking at your creations.

Thank you Grandl27, I'm glad you enjoy them, and I'll try to keep them coming.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 13, 2017, 09:51:12 AM
Awesome.  Who sells his head?  Is love to make one.

I bought mine from a site called thesarlaccpit, but my bookmark doesn't work. I guess they must have gone out of business, or changed the web address, sorry I'll get back to you if I hunt them down.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Darth Nihilus)
Post by: Mandalore25 on June 13, 2017, 09:56:27 AM
Working on another Vodo-Siosk Baas, but this time I decided I would try to make a mold of the parts, so I could make more without having to resculpt them every time, hopefully drastically reducing the price too. I'm a novice at casting, and I pretend to know what I'm doing, but it turned out pretty well I think.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Molding Parts)
Post by: Tamer on June 14, 2017, 05:48:48 AM
Looks good. Off to share in all the right places.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Molding Parts)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 12, 2017, 08:11:03 AM
Well though I posted the product of my molding, but my internet has been going down randomly. Anyway, here is the first complete Vodo-Siosk Baas made with a casts of the parts I sculpt. As of right now there will be at least 3 more to come, and I started to cast them in red.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Molding Parts)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 12, 2017, 08:25:18 AM
Happy 300th figure to Darth Armoress Customs, with this 6" Cole MacGrath as he appeared in the inFAMOUS 2 video game. Made him from a DC Batman vs. Superman Lex Luthor, shaved down around the joints a bit, and sculpt the hair. His backpack, and Amp (his weapon) are made from scratch, just cut up rubber sheet, plastic rods, and Green Stuff (for some flex). The backpack even comes off by magnets, and holds his Amp with straps that connect by magnet. All the electricity was bought in a set.

For anyone interested you can see nearly all 300 of my figs here: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms/
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vodo & Cole #300)
Post by: Tamer on July 13, 2017, 05:08:02 AM
Wow, congrats on your 300th! Time to go share that and your other update.
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (Vodo & Cole #300)
Post by: Mandalore25 on July 27, 2017, 11:38:36 PM
Thanks Tamer, today I think I have a cool one with the 6in Jaina Solo coming out, a 6in Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus. Took the new 6in Death Squad Commander, put the winter soldier head on, the likeness is surprisingly close to the depictions of Jacen, made the chest armor the same way I did for the 3.75in version I make, designed the soft goods from fabric that doesn't fray, and put it together with a belt I made to go around the soft goods. Only thing I'm not stoked about is the lightsaber, for I just extended a 3.75in blade for him. I'm working on a better way to make 6in sabers, working on several 6in projects that I'm pretty excited for, out of clear plastic rods painted with clear paints, but have no idea how it will go.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-6in-Jacen-Solo-Darth-Caedus-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-/352124660849?hash=item51fc43ec71:g:xNcAAOSwBg9Zd~22 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-6in-Jacen-Solo-Darth-Caedus-figure-jedi-sith-mandalorian-EU-%2F352124660849%3Fhash%3Ditem51fc43ec71%3Ag%3AxNcAAOSwBg9Zd%7E22)
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus)
Post by: Tamer on July 28, 2017, 05:42:27 AM
Now that is nice. Off to share it and your auction.

I agree it would go great with Jaina
Title: Re: DarthArmoressCustoms by Mandalore25 (6in Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus)
Post by: Starchaser on July 28, 2017, 11:06:33 PM
Jacen/Caedus looks really good. I'll be really interested to see how your light-saber experiment goes.