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Imperial Creative Engineering => Custom Figures => Topic started by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:33:04 PM

Title: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ESB - Luke Skywalker (Wampa Cave)
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:33:04 PM
Hi everyone!

So far I've just been more of a "reader" than someone who actually contributes...but I wanted to change that tonight because I've just finished a project I've spent lots of on the last weeks.

Lately, I've been working on producing some vintage-style cardbacks for the new TFA figures from Hasbro (for both 3,75" Black Series and the regular 5POA TFA figures). The new design from Hasbro isn't per se bad...but I think the focus on the BAW part is way too strong....and most importantly, I really dig Kenner's vintage card design and wanted to update it for the new movie. ;)

I've now assembled 18 figures (I have two more designs, Han Solo + Constable Zuvio, but I'm still missing those two figures at the moment). Sorry for the watermarks, they're only on the pics and not the finished cardbacks, of course. ;) If you're interested in acquiring one or more kits (cardback + blister), just send me a PM and I'll get back to you with the details.

Cheers and as Han said: "It's true. All of it." :) MTFBWY!
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:34:22 PM
Next 4...
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:36:35 PM
#9 - #12 (I'm still missing a Han figure)
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:38:17 PM
#13 - #16 (Constable Zuvio is still missing)
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 31, 2016, 03:40:11 PM
...and the last 4... #17 - #20
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: JDeck on January 31, 2016, 08:29:10 PM
Man, those card backs look terrific!
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Tamer on February 01, 2016, 03:49:57 AM
Wow, they look great. I am not at all a big fan of those watermarks, but will definitely share these to the front pages.
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Blizzard Force on February 01, 2016, 07:11:56 AM
Man, those card backs look terrific!
Thanks a lot!  :)

Wow, they look great. I am not at all a big fan of those watermarks, but will definitely share these to the front pages.
Thank you, I really appreciate it! Believe me, neither am I, but it's a kind of a necessity since I didn't want to post bad quality pictures. It's just too easy otherwise to copy/print them...  :(
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Tamer on February 01, 2016, 09:16:11 AM
Thank you, I really appreciate it! Believe me, neither am I, but it's a kind of a necessity since I didn't want to post bad quality pictures. It's just too easy otherwise to copy/print them...  :(

Perhaps one small watermark for future posts then? We always give credit to the customizer involved here at ISY. I can understand about copyright infringement and what not, but personally I won't use images that have too much personal branding in them as a matter of course.
Title: Re: The Force Awakens - Custom Cardbacks
Post by: Stan on February 01, 2016, 06:21:17 PM
Excellent carbacks, Hasbro are you taking notes.
Title: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 03, 2016, 06:16:05 AM
Hi everyone, this is my current focus - I'm working on completing a set of all Vintage Collection Figures (Hasbro missed quite a few if you compare them to Kenner's original vintage lineup). I had quite a few of those as a kid, so these are really special to me.

The figures I'm using are "neo" figures from Hasbro's current 3,75" line. Most of these have been mixed, customized and repainted using acrylic colours. Before, I was using reproduction cardbacks, but I've since started designing and producing my own cardbacks. I'm trying to use new (and/or updated) pictures for these, as the Vintage Collection often uses better pics of a high(er) quality - and I do not want to produce "repros" myself, but new stuff.... :)

There were 96 figures total in the original Kenner line (not counting re-releases of figures on later cards), 17 of those on the later POTF cards.

Hasbro released several figures in their Vintage Collection line (VOTC / VTSC / TVC), but I've taken some liberties in deciding which are replacements and which are still missing (e.g. there are 3 Stormtroopers in Hasbro's collection...but for me the "real" Stormtrooper - the one that counts - is the first one on the "Star Wars" cardback...and that wasn't produced again). Here's a list of the figures I'm planning to do....completed figures have been marked green and the numbers are from an overview poster of Kenner's vintage lineup:

Star Wars (9 of 10)

01   Stormtrooper
04   Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)
07   Death Squad Commander
09   Hammerhead
11   See-Threepio (C-3PO)
16   Jawa
17   Power Droid
20   Death Star Droid
34   Chewbacca
37   Snaggletooth


The Empire Strikes Back (6 of 13)

02   Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
08   FX-7
15   Ugnaught
23   AT-AT Driver
26   See-Threepio (C-3PO) Removable Limbs
29   Rebel Commander      
30   Lobot   
35   Bespin Security Guard (black)
36   2-1B
39   Imperial Commander
45   Bespin Security Guard
46   Zuckuss (“4-LOM”)
50   TIE Fighter Pilot


Return Of The Jedi (9 of 14)

52   Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Outfit)
53   Chief Chirpa
56   Ree-Yees
59   General Madine
62   8D8
66   Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit)
68   Bib Fortuna   
69   Rancor Keeper
71   AT-ST Driver
72   The Emperor
73   Emperor’s Royal Guard
75   Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)   
78   Teebo
79   Squid Head   


The Power Of The Force (6 of 15)

80   EV-9D9
81   Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) pop-up Lightsaber      
82   Han Solo (in Carbonite Chamber)
83   Warok
84   Imperial Dignitary      
85   Romba
86   Barada      
88   Anakin Skywalker      
89   Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
90   Imperial Gunner      
91   Luke Skywalker (in Battle Poncho)      
92   A-Wing Pilot      
93   Paploo
94   Amanaman      
96   Yak Face      

Currently (04/17/2017): 30 of 52 figures finished
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 03, 2016, 06:30:40 AM
TIE Fighter Pilot

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12795454_252277281769882_3819388896581705429_n.jpg?oh=7d6179a04628c84bd6470ff938b256c3&oe=5952A0FE)

TIE Pilot body (Legacy - Evolutions), slightly modified (neck length, belt, third hose), fully repainted



AT-AT Driver

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12814527_252277275103216_4841351597502553608_n.jpg?oh=c69f5a0e376aa0f499fc86de1a849f71&oe=594E80F8)

AT-AT Driver (Legacy), slightly modified (neck length), fully repainted


Zuckuss

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12806167_252277301769880_7215654618035406697_n.jpg?oh=a88efca2fcdb35fdf78b9f9420fc188b&oe=59983A09)

Figure from Legacy, fully repainted
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 03, 2016, 07:32:04 AM
Emperor Palpatine

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12804632_252277358436541_8711526842990952500_n.jpg?oh=e9e8fb80c7afb2c58cd58ecd1d3f9143&oe=5998B136)

Body from Palpatine (Legacy - Crimson Empire), head from Palpatine (SAGA), exchangeable 2nd head (Legacy - Crimson Empire), hood from Darth Sidious (ROTS), fully repainted (except soft goods)


Emperor's Royal Guard

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12321661_252277338436543_188004288631963903_n.jpg?oh=bbb54e10c890fb4d43b45986c162b54d&oe=5956F417)

Body, helmet and Force Pike from Royal Guard (SAGA), fully repainted, custom soft-goods


Ree-Yees

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12801248_252277331769877_8060798205792710899_n.jpg?oh=7611918e0cae4f4f2741de7efb42d8e6&oe=5989F12D)

Ree-Yees body (Black Series), Ree-Yees head (POTF), fully repainted


AT-ST Driver

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12800346_252277365103207_8278842441586031944_n.jpg?oh=f466f5a4b9b3fd0097fd3e11324963d9&oe=59936953)

AT-ST Driver body and head (SOTDS), helmet from AT-ST Driver (TVC, goggles removed), goggles from AT-AT Commander (TVC), fully repainted. I later removed the harness because it belongs more to the vehicle than the figure.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 03, 2016, 07:52:48 AM
Wow, I love this on so many levels. I would love to have about a hundred of those at-at driver. Man they look good. I am with you I so wish Hasbro would have finished this line off, but maybe one day. Till then we will have to envy you. Awesome work. Off to share.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 03, 2016, 02:43:28 PM
Unbelievable !!! This is off the charts awesome i have been trying to complete my collection on vintage card backs and im off to a great start but the selections you have used are fantastic ! Now i am going to vie this post again  . I look forward to seeing more
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 04, 2016, 02:33:02 AM
Wow, I love this on so many levels. I would love to have about a hundred of those at-at driver. Man they look good. I am with you I so wish Hasbro would have finished this line off, but maybe one day. Till then we will have to envy you. Awesome work. Off to share.
Thanks, really appreciate the compliment (and the share :) ). I'd be first in line if Hasbro would continue TVC...but so far, it just isn't happening unfortunately...

Unbelievable !!! This is off the charts awesome i have been trying to complete my collection on vintage card backs and im off to a great start but the selections you have used are fantastic ! Now i am going to vie this post again  . I look forward to seeing more
Thanks a lot! :) I'll have completed some more this weekend...currently my progress is quick because the custom figures were already completed and I finally got to producing cardbacks for them. But I'm already working on more... ;)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 04, 2016, 04:58:45 AM
I think their focus is solely on the six inch line now and the chances of this happening anytime soon are slim.

We will all have to live vicariously through your own creations. Keep it up!

Your posting got a lot of notice on our Facebook Page yesterday too.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 05, 2016, 08:30:52 AM
We will all have to live vicariously through your own creations. Keep it up!

Your posting got a lot of notice on our Facebook Page yesterday too.
Thanks...and I will - these are just so much fun to do... :D Thanks for the info on the fb page as well, didn't know about that yet...so ISY has one more fan on facebook now. ;) I've started a Facebook page with all my stuff about a year ago...is it okay to share that here/under the fb post you did?

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Just finished four more updates last night. My progress is still quick at the moment because I had already customized the figures in the past and am now supplementing these with new custom cardbacks I created... :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12799277_254001618264115_4472536054040004327_n.jpg?oh=e6ad5218d07a1b05f31ccc26bf3ef0c0&oe=5954566B)

Stormtrooper (VOTC) body, Stormtrooper (Saga Legends) helmet, Stormtrooper (Black Series) Blaster Rifle, fully repainted

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12803004_254001654930778_4536462662695483619_n.jpg?oh=be63111a383307613664b593aaefe68a&oe=5953AE27)

R2-D2 (TVC), dome customized, partially repainted

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10626566_254001641597446_7158672938862941305_n.jpg?oh=35a9c5d28b58bfe53ef460f1e81be7ec&oe=5988F174)

C-3PO is from TSC (Endor Throne) and not customised. :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11201856_254001624930781_311971502937835495_n.jpg?oh=fce6ca5193293c9abb6da4acb55bbea3&oe=594FE7B8)

Death Star Trooper (TAC) legs, Captain Needa (Legacy) body, unknown hands, customized Death Star Trooper (POTF) head, customized Death Star Trooper (TAC) helmet, fully repainted
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 05, 2016, 02:40:11 PM
Another grand slam my friend ! Very nice touch up on r2 as well !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2016, 01:32:10 AM
Thanks...and I will - these are just so much fun to do... :D Thanks for the info on the fb page as well, didn't know about that yet...so ISY has one more fan on facebook now. ;) I've started a Facebook page with all my stuff about a year ago...is it okay to share that here/under the fb post you did?

Of course it would be ok to share. Please feel free to post some links here too. I notice some folks put their Facebook Page Links in their signature, etc.

I definitely shared your latest update. Loving that Stormtrooper and Death Squad Commander. All are great though.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: CHEWIE on March 06, 2016, 12:14:29 PM
So awesome that I had to share them through Yakface social media.  Amazing!

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Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Jodo on March 06, 2016, 01:48:16 PM
WOW. Those are awesome!!!! It still gets me that the best Stormtrooper helmet Hasbro has offered was on a 5 POA figure.  :-\
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 07, 2016, 03:36:01 AM
So awesome that I had to share them through Yakface social media.  Amazing!

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I like the sound of that!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 07, 2016, 03:37:20 AM
WOW. Those are awesome!!!! It still gets me that the best Stormtrooper helmet Hasbro has offered was on a 5 POA figure.  :-\

Yeah me too. It sat right beside a fully articulated trooper with an awful head sculpt for awhile as I recall. One would think they would rerelease that, but so far its a no go. Think Hasbro is trying to say something to us?
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 07, 2016, 06:02:22 AM
Another grand slam my friend ! Very nice touch up on r2 as well !
Thanks a lot for that. :)


Of course it would be ok to share. Please feel free to post some links here too. I notice some folks put their Facebook Page Links in their signature, etc.

I definitely shared your latest update. Loving that Stormtrooper and Death Squad Commander. All are great though.
Thanks Tamer! Just updated my profile...I'm slowly getting the hang of this... ;)


So awesome that I had to share them through Yakface social media.  Amazing!
Thanks so much Chewie! :D Didn't know about the Yakface fb page either...seems I've still got a lot of learning to do... ;)


WOW. Those are awesome!!!! It still gets me that the best Stormtrooper helmet Hasbro has offered was on a 5 POA figure.  :-\
That's what I don't get either. They've resculpted that helmet time and time again (last time for the BS "repack")...even though they already have the perfect design...


Yeah me too. It sat right beside a fully articulated trooper with an awful head sculpt for awhile as I recall. One would think they would rerelease that, but so far its a no go. Think Hasbro is trying to say something to us?
If they are indeed, my guess would be they're trying to say something rather rude to us collectors... ;)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: RumSleg on March 07, 2016, 10:07:28 AM
Blizzard Force - these customs are so good, they look "fake".  And I mean that as a compliment!  Like, it seems like this amount of realism could only be achieved with photoshop.  The stormtrooper in particular is amazing!  It looks like a real costume, not an action figure.  You have inspired me to finally chop the head off one of my Saga Legends stormtroopers so I can use it with the VOTC body.  Seriously, awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 08, 2016, 03:41:42 AM
Had to put that Death Squad Commander on the front pages too. So awesome.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 10, 2016, 06:18:01 AM
Blizzard Force - these customs are so good, they look "fake".  And I mean that as a compliment!  Like, it seems like this amount of realism could only be achieved with photoshop.  The stormtrooper in particular is amazing!  It looks like a real costume, not an action figure.  You have inspired me to finally chop the head off one of my Saga Legends stormtroopers so I can use it with the VOTC body.  Seriously, awesome stuff.
Thanks for the praise, I really appreciate it. :) I've been custiomising for about 1,5 years now, but before that I've been painting Warhammer Fantasy miniatures for a long time. Took a bit of time to adapt from the more comic-like paitning style of Warhammer to a more realistic one...but I'm slowly getting the hang of this. At the moment, I'm putting a lot of work into each figure, but to be honest I'm still a bit undecided if I'm going to keep that up for every figure in the future. The figures would be a better match for the rest of TVC if they're sporting just a simple (but not sloppy ;) ) paintjob...but currently it's just way more fun for me personally to try to come up with a more detailed and effortful paintjob for the figure. That takes time however, so my progress is slower...aagh, I just don't know yet. ;)


Had to put that Death Squad Commander on the front pages too. So awesome.
Thanks a lot for the share and especially the pointers on facebook, Tamer. I had a lot of new likes the last days and I'm pretty sure they were thanks to your posts and the shares by others...

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I finished two more figures last night, produced new cardbacks for both of them - the Jawa and Death Star Droid from Star Wars.

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12321389_256363141361296_4753577707157533432_n.jpg?oh=b4971ceb66530e1831a8a60621900842&oe=59862117)

Legacy figure (customized), fully repainted

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12801448_256363134694630_406780323816402989_n.jpg?oh=13997e827e2f1e85fd6de66d87d261a1&oe=594E74B7)

Death Star Droid (TVC), antenna added, fully repainted

The Kenner cardback depicts the Sandcrawler DSD (at least I think so), that's why I updated it with the name the droid got later (from "Legends" now) and a corresponding pic. I didn't really want to use the vintage figure as a basis for the colour scheme because it's not really depicted in the movie (only other DSD is the black one - 5D6-RA-7 - on the Death Star).
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 10, 2016, 07:56:50 PM
Dude you are on fire , and certainly have my attention lol ! Anything  from Ep4-6 I love seeing .The death star droid is fantastic ! That was one i have been wanting to touch up for a while ...love it 
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 11, 2016, 03:27:38 AM
Frankly, I wouldn't change a thing that your doing. You are creating the ultimate versions of these classic characters. It is downright beautiful to these old eyes (sniff, sniff).

Then, seeing them on classic style vintage cards just pushes the nostalgia even further. For the life of me I can't see why Hasbro won't put out just one line of these every year. I can't imagine the hype, interest, and overall demand there would be for them. I honestly think folks would pay more to get something like this (done right) than they would their new 6" Line and as we all know that is Hasbro's new cash cow.

I don't want to turn this into a Hasbro rant so I will stop, but thank you for showing us how glorious it could be. Off to the front page.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Sjefke on March 11, 2016, 10:31:35 AM
These are really impressive updates.
You really have a skill for detailing.
I love all the card backs too.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Starchaser on March 12, 2016, 01:09:50 PM
Really nice work on the customs and cardbacks! I'm particularly fond of the Jawa. Absolutely excellent work all 'round.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 13, 2016, 09:58:05 AM
Dude you are on fire , and certainly have my attention lol ! Anything  from Ep4-6 I love seeing .The death star droid is fantastic ! That was one i have been wanting to touch up for a while ...love it
Thanks a lot! :) I'm an OT lover...it's not that I don't like the PT, but I just prefer the original movies (by far ;) ). A while ago I decided to only focus my collection on the OT and even decided against the EU (at least most of it, it's fun to make an exception here and there) since I wanted to bring more of a focus into my collection. So there should be enough to keep you interested, I hope...  ;D

Frankly, I wouldn't change a thing that your doing. You are creating the ultimate versions of these classic characters. It is downright beautiful to these old eyes (sniff, sniff).

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Off to the front page.
Thanks for the kind words and the fp Tamer!  :) It's just an internal struggle of mine...so many interesting things to do...and just not enough time for every idea... ;)

These are really impressive updates.
You really have a skill for detailing.
I love all the card backs too.
Thanks Sjefke! I believe we've been talking a small bit over JTA in the past, I go by my real life name there (Sebastian Ehrhardt).

Really nice work on the customs and cardbacks! I'm particularly fond of the Jawa. Absolutely excellent work all 'round.
Thanks for that, really appreciate it, especially the kind words directed at the Jawa, because to be honest, I wasn't 100% sure of the cardback picture before...

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*gonk* ... *gonk* ... *gonk* ;)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12814224_258034691194141_5149145125127322134_n.jpg?oh=33a29ec052a4246f52951c75b9ec04c3&oe=595318A8)

The Gonk (from POTF) has been slightly customized and fully repainted. I wanted to use/update the color design of the original vintage figure for this one, since it's pretty unique. The most similar Droid in ANH is the Lars family Power Droid, but since that one features several additional accessories I wanted to save that for a future custom (with the corresponding cardback/picture). That's why in this case I used a screencap of the scene from which the original cardback pic was taken, but didn't screw with the colors that much...
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 14, 2016, 02:03:44 AM
Another great addition. I like it. Off to share.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 14, 2016, 05:50:51 PM
Loving the otc vibe ! what your doing is exactly how i want to complete my collection !Keep them coming !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 15, 2016, 02:15:46 AM
Loving the otc vibe ! what your doing is exactly how i want to complete my collection !Keep them coming !

My fingers are crossed the Hasbro people are looking at this. They have been known to pop in every once in awhile.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 15, 2016, 01:52:05 PM
Thanks again guys, I really appreciate it!  :) Also, thanks Tamer for the fp share!  0/

My fingers are crossed the Hasbro people are looking at this. They have been known to pop in every once in awhile.
I'd be first in line for any new Vintage Collection stuff, believe me. ;) But somehow it's getting a little bit harder to hope for more with every passing day. The only/last ray of hope was a rumour about the possibility of a second exclusive line if I recall that correctly (K-Mart -> BS 3,75", TRU -> TVC), but I haven't heard anything else since then...

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...on to my favorite character from the original trilogy (who would've guessed...  ;D ;) )

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1375951_259439051053705_966904718966693933_n.jpg?oh=0e493073b1b479d76fe186a186586813&oe=5989B898)

I was really looking forward to updating this card for a long time....General Veers is my favorite character from the OT and I therefore wanted to correctly name him on my updated card. This is my first version of him, there'll definitely be a second version (in his AT-AT Commander gear) in the future.

The figure uses the body from Captain Needa (Legacy), the head from General Veers (TSC) and a customised rank badge. Afterwards, he was fully repainted.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 16, 2016, 02:21:52 AM
So cool. Off to share.

Man this is a great project.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Jodo on March 16, 2016, 02:37:45 AM
That's awesome!!! I always wish they had issued more figures with those different rank badges.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 16, 2016, 07:55:04 PM
Thanks for your comments in my post ! I got to say you are making your customs very quick yourself . at the rate your going you will have the ultimate custom and carded collection  lol  Love the correction to the  Veers card .  Cant wait to see whats next
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 19, 2016, 03:43:04 AM
Thanks a lot guys....and thanks for the share, Tamer! :)

at the rate your going you will have the ultimate custom and carded collection  lol  Love the correction to the  Veers card .  Cant wait to see whats next
Lol...I won't be able to keep that speed up, unfortunately. ;) Most of the figures I put on a card so far were already finished in the past and just needed some small work/updates here and there...but I'm already working on new figures now. :)

...and speaking of new stuff:

Zutmore (Snaggletooth)  ;D

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=41774&t=1)

Custom on left, original on right. :) I used a Zutton from POTJ and replaced the arms with ones from a Legacy Ugnaught. Afterwards he was repainted with acrylic colours.

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12512369_264615780536032_4689691970180682706_n.jpg?oh=dbc53088ea4ee0a62d28596f73ae60ee&oe=598E3D36)

Though she (! ;)) was originally released on a SW card she isn't actually part of the movie, but rather the - dreaded - Holiday Special. In addition, there's been a lot of confusion regarding the name in the past (Snaggletooth, Zutton, Zutmore)...all contributing to a pretty interesting character. ;)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 19, 2016, 05:00:03 AM
Looks great to me. Off to share on the other pages.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 19, 2016, 05:39:33 AM
Fantastic !!!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Sjefke on March 19, 2016, 01:48:16 PM
That Snags looks great.  Nice detailing.  Not just the shadowing but the white stripes are perfect, and bravo on the articulation upgrade.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - UPDATE: Chewbacca
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 21, 2016, 12:30:22 PM
Update time... ;D Thanks again for the kind words guys!

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10639379_266355010362109_7736560966275982048_n.jpg?oh=782cb8a86f66ac37fb9153ca98ccbb35&oe=5998495B)

It always bugged me Chewie was only released on a ROTJ-card in the Vintage Collection. He was part of the first 12, after all... I've only slightly modified the figure and the Bowcaster, main job here was to repaint him, which has been lots of fun... :)

I've used a new picture for the cardback, never noticed the bow was missing on Kenner's cardback before - also the quality is better/higher now. The color field was enlarged to fit the large-size blister.

With this figure, the "first 12" are complete in neo versions now...and only Hammerhead remains to complete the other nine "Star Wars" figures. I'm hoping to complete him soon for a first overview picture... :)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras
Post by: Tamer on March 22, 2016, 01:31:52 AM
Such a cool figure and history too. I never knew that about the bowcaster. Looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: SW Chewbacca
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 23, 2016, 05:49:12 PM
I love it no matter how many times you have seen  weather it be the movie or figures you always learn and see something new ! Fantastic  work !
Title: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: E-3PO & Imperial Tech
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 28, 2016, 01:46:53 AM
Looks great. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer, appreciate it! :)

I love it no matter how many times you have seen weather it be the movie or figures you always learn and see something new ! Fantastic  work !
Thanks! And I have to agree, totally love that about the hobby as well...always something new to discover. :) Working on the cards has been a whole new experience for me...the missing "bow" from the Bowcaster has been one funny surprise, the cable hanging from Obi-Wan's lightsaber is another example...

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Also, sometimes I just want to do something new...and there are more than enough opportunities for cool figures Kenner didn't attempt in the good old days. Hasbro added some pretty cool new figures to the Vintage line during their run as well, the more the merrier... ;)

The first one was pretty straight forward...a repaint of the B.A.D. U-3PO, I'd like to buy an "e"...et voila - the not so polite ;) Bespin Droid E-3PO appears...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12670399_252277308436546_5459520885229679174_n.jpg?oh=fc1f4eae2cf426264c6de7f47af360a4&oe=598DC008)

For the second one, I had to customize a bit more (hair, blaster holster removed, silver boxes added):

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12919776_270900573240886_5718465818353252318_n.jpg?oh=4e388ea3745bb9b1f6589e4638bfd8b1&oe=595006DA)

Several names have been given to this figure so far (Imperial Technician, Scanning Crewman, Scanning Trooper and whatnot ;) ) ... I've prefered Imperial Technician so far (same as in one of the Scanning Crew 2-Packs), so I used that designation for the card... :)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: E-3PO & Imperial Tech
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2016, 04:00:00 AM
Wow, this looks great on our front pages. I would love to have you at the helm of Hasbro right now to do this en masse.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: E-3PO & Imperial Tech
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 30, 2016, 05:34:15 PM
You are doing such a fantastic job and again the pictures  you are choosing are again fantastic ! I will be having an update pretty soon with cards as well. Keep up the awesome work !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: E-3PO & Imperial Tech
Post by: Tamer on March 31, 2016, 02:48:34 AM
Had to get that E3PO on the front pages too.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: E-3PO & Imperial Tech
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 31, 2016, 12:43:00 PM
Thanks so much for the support and the shares, Tamer! :) I'm really hyped at the moment and can't wait to continue working on some more figures...  ;D

You are doing such a fantastic job and again the pictures  you are choosing are again fantastic ! I will be having an update pretty soon with cards as well. Keep up the awesome work !
Thanks a lot! :) Looking forward to your update very much...the more vintage-style goodness, the better!  ;D ;)

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I've been working on my third wave of TFA cards lately....10 more figures to bring the card count up to 30.  :) Here are the first five of the bunch...

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45409&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45410&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45411&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45412&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45413&t=1)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 31, 2016, 12:51:28 PM
...almost forgot: I wanted to inform you guys I've started a small contest on my Facebook page today, would be happy about anyone who'd like to participate. :) Here are the details:

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Blizzard Force Customs - GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Having just reached 400 likes for my Facebook page, I wanted to say „thank you“ for all your continued support, likes and comments! To celebrate the 400 likes I’m having a small contest for everyone. :D

The winner will get his/her choice of one (1) of the following shipped worldwide (in an Ultimate Guard case) and free of charge:

- The Force Awakens - Kylo Ren (Hasbro 3,75“ figure on custom vintage-style cardback)
- The Force Awakens - Captain Phasma (Hasbro 3,75“ figure on custom vintage-style cardback)
- The Force Awakens - General Hux (Hasbro 3,75“ figure on custom vintage-style cardback)

All three choices are depicted together on the contest pic below. Contest rules are as follows:

To be eligible for a win you need to:

1. Like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blizzardforcecustoms/ (if you haven’t done so already)

2. Comment under this post: Which Star Wars character is (or would be) your favorite on a vintage-style card (regardless if produced or unproduced)?

WINNER will be drawn on Sunday, April 3rd, 9pm CEST and contacted regarding his/her choice afterwards. Good luck…or rather: May the Force be with you… :D

The post you can comment in is also on the Facebook page...cheers! :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12932987_275412309456379_4578152075905562703_n.jpg?oh=d5bd764734a9a7b778cfb4e2f2382b36&oe=5779101A)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: JDeck on March 31, 2016, 05:50:08 PM
 Great work all around! I'd like to see an OT character that wasn't made back in the day done on a vintage card back. Perhaps Biggs from the deleted scenes. I think that would be cool.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 01, 2016, 12:50:34 AM
Great work all around! I'd like to see an OT character that wasn't made back in the day done on a vintage card back. Perhaps Biggs from the deleted scenes. I think that would be cool.
Thanks a lot! :) Actually, I did a card of him about two weeks ago after a request. ;) Comes in two flavors...  ;D ;)

Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2016, 02:46:40 AM
Nice, time to go share some of this on the pages. I will plug your contest too.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Starchaser on April 01, 2016, 07:26:45 PM
Really amazing work! Keep it up.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2016, 06:29:51 AM
Had to get Biggs on the front page. Love the vintage cardbacks. I do not know why Hasbro won't just use those exclusively for the rest of the time they have the SW License.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 03, 2016, 03:54:26 AM
Thanks so much guys! :D

Had to get Biggs on the front page. Love the vintage cardbacks. I do not know why Hasbro won't just use those exclusively for the rest of the time they have the SW License.
I think they stated once that the TVC was always supposed to only have a short run (and ran too long anyway), something they seemingly agreed upon with Disney. I'm guessing from a strictly legal standpoint they probably could continue the line, but they don't want to upset Disney. But that's unconfirmed...

...back to topic, otherwise I'm gonna start ranting again. ;) Here are the next five designs for my TFA line, #26 to #30.

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45440&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45441&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45442&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45443&t=1)

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45444&t=1)

I've updated the reverse side as well, it now shows all 30 figures:

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=45445&t=1)

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I hope you guys don't mind my current amount of output, but I've had a holiday week and am really motivated at the moment... How did that Queen song go again? "Don't stop me now..." ;)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2016, 05:23:32 AM
I hope you guys don't mind my current amount of output, but I've had a holiday week and am really motivated at the moment... How did that Queen song go again? "Don't stop me now..." ;)

You just keep on a posting as none of us are tired of looking at em and you are making our social channels and front pages look so great. Update posted!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 5 more TFA cards
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 04, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
You just keep on a posting as none of us are tired of looking at em and you are making our social channels and front pages look so great. Update posted!
Sir, yes, Sir!  ;D ;) And thanks for the share, Tamer! :)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 08, 2016, 03:21:28 AM
Just finished a new card for another figure...I'm trying to complete all Star Wars figures as my first intermediate goal, the last two to do are Hammerhead and Luke Stormtrooper (POTF) - of which I just completed the latter... :D

(http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/download/file.php?id=42404&mode=view)

Parts are: Luke Stormtrooper body (Legacy), head from Black Series Luke Yavin Ceremony, belt from TVC TK-421 (Scanning Crew set, because of the grappling hook ;) ), Black Series E-11 Blaster Rifle, helmet from Mission Series Luke Stormtrooper.

I worked on the torso region to shorten him a bit and sculpted the missing rest of the neck seal. Afterwards he was repainted with acrylics and I designed a new cardback for him:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12928353_281209528876657_4938169220156368146_n.jpg?oh=31168aa7467d37e5f0bf39d8894d534b&oe=59915B82)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2016, 05:01:19 AM
Wow, I like this one a good bit. It looks great on the front page.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 08, 2016, 01:13:01 PM
Thanks for the fp and the great comments, Tamer!  :D
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2016, 06:29:59 AM
Thanks for the fp and the great comments, Tamer!  :D

You are welcome. I am to get em on our social channels too.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: YakFace on April 16, 2016, 09:45:11 AM
Been watching your work and its inspired me alot to package my custom figures. I want to make some of these cards for myself and would appreciate any tips on how to start.  What do you use to print them out on and what type of card stock is used? If you can add any details into the production that would be cool. Also where do you source your photos from in such high quality? Really want to create a card for my Sy Snootles I'm working on. Thanks again and your stuff is what Hasbro should be doing with the star wars line.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Luke Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 01, 2016, 12:11:56 PM
...it's been a while. Sorry for the radio silence, but I've had a small operation in a hospital mid-April and even though it was all planned in advance it still took more time to recover from that than I'd thought before...

Anyway, here's my next addition...couldn't really leave that Luke Stormtrooper all by himself... ;)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13151407_294292764235000_2384270142799824827_n.jpg?oh=a8c007efe3ab652fd06d611d57c014a9&oe=598EBFD2)

Han received a new head, a new E-11, a new helmet (Mission Series) and a full repaint. I also designed the cardback for him...  :)

Been watching your work and its inspired me alot to package my custom figures. I want to make some of these cards for myself and would appreciate any tips on how to start.  What do you use to print them out on and what type of card stock is used? If you can add any details into the production that would be cool. Also where do you source your photos from in such high quality? Really want to create a card for my Sy Snootles I'm working on. Thanks again and your stuff is what Hasbro should be doing with the star wars line.
Thanks a lot for that! :) Sorry for the late reply (see above ;) ), I'll send you a PM as soon as I have the time, I'm sure I can provide a few helpful tips...
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2016, 08:32:02 AM
Looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 03, 2016, 01:01:57 AM
Thanks Tamer!  :)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Stormtrooper
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 03, 2016, 06:34:20 PM
Fantastic as always !!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 11, 2016, 04:19:33 AM
Fantastic as always !!
Thanks Artie!  :)

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Lately things have been real hectic here (family, work etc.) lately, so I didn't get to do much new figure customising. I'm currently focusing on completing my own collection of TFA vintage-style figures...and even though those are only 5POAs, I really like the results so far. Here's a pic I took last weekend of my current TFA display at home:

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13173782_297352337262376_7407412503729363833_n.jpg?oh=4b8fbf9e3bdb6876f7b7d91804e1efdc&oe=57A9DDB3)

On Monday I finished three more figures:

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13151499_298549517142658_6226860754891890989_n.jpg?oh=7081f3cd216b69afc9ad616cc63b3c6a&oe=57D94485)

Want to complete the first 30 now, also working on my fourth wave of designs at the moment (figure #31 - #40).

Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2016, 05:06:02 AM
They sure look good at the top of the front page. Man, those are great. I so wish Hasbro had adopted this style when they released these figures.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 11, 2016, 07:42:53 PM
Once again fantastic !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: Tamer on May 12, 2016, 02:28:54 AM
I forgot to mention I did get this front paged yesterday.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 15, 2016, 12:47:47 AM
Thanks for the kind comments to both of you and for the fp, Tamer! :)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: Tamer on May 15, 2016, 05:29:39 AM
Thanks for the kind comments to both of you and for the fp, Tamer! :)
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Your welcome. I enjoy seeing your updates.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage overview
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 15, 2016, 01:59:07 PM
GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN

One of my absolute favorite characters....regardless of whether you're calling it EU or "Legends" now... ;) In Germany they produced an absolutely brilliant audio drama of the Thrawn trilogy (14 CDs total, featuring all the original German voice actors from the OT movies) which still is a favorite of mine on long car trips... :)

The figure in the original Hasbro 3,75" figure, I removed the Ysalamiri because it's not on the cardback picture either. No worries, it's being kept safely and animal-friendly on a small tree in my bits box... ;)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13239072_301541876843422_3138103298345897656_n.jpg?oh=b6726424fc6f032c394b835330199731&oe=599A5604)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Post by: Tamer on May 16, 2016, 03:04:52 AM
Wow, awesome. Looks great on the front page.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Post by: Stronox on May 16, 2016, 07:55:52 AM
This is all very very cool stuff!! Love the cards! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 16, 2016, 03:47:09 PM
Love it ! Wondering if you have more form  Heir to the Empire coming soon?
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 23, 2016, 02:34:05 AM
Thanks a lot people...for the comments as well as for the fp, Tamer! :)

At the moment I'm concentrating on carding more figures...I don't have enough time for ambitious conversions/repaints due to family/house/work (in no particular order ;) ). I'll do a bit of customizing/repainting as long as it's necessary for the figure, but there's just so much (fun things) to do, so little time... ;)

Love it ! Wondering if you have more form  Heir to the Empire coming soon?
I'd say that's a pretty safe bet. ;) I've already finished a few more designs, hope to have the next figure(s) done this week... :)

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It's one of the (if not the) most iconic and important scenes in the original trilogy....and as any other Star Wars collector, I have a more than ample stack of Vader figures (Hasbro sure shelled out a lot of them over the years ;) )...so why not kill two birds with one stone?

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13265969_305122016485408_6739095448687677978_n.jpg?oh=6f8e6f3f475df7f667393756df61cd5f&oe=5997EC22)

(Black Series ESB Vader on custom cardback)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2016, 03:13:35 AM
Vader sure does look good on our front page. Lovely card.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: PROVOST on May 23, 2016, 09:32:36 AM
Vader sure does look good on our front page. Lovely card.


Agreed 100%,I follow on Facebook and it made me log in to comment.


OP - awesome skills!!!!!!!! 0/
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 23, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
That's a great card ! I wonder why they never used that picture for the vader figure back then Was the biggest moment in in Esb. Well in any event you made a fantastic card !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on May 23, 2016, 06:16:26 PM
Hello, I have really enjoyed catching up on your thread here! Really nice project and loving the custom figures and really loving the vintage cards!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: Starchaser on May 24, 2016, 10:36:13 PM
The cards look beautiful. You do fantastic work!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Darth Vader Bespin Rev
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 25, 2016, 05:21:13 AM
Vader sure does look good on our front page. Lovely card.
Thanks Tamer, especially for the fp and the social media share! :)

Agreed 100%,I follow on Facebook and it made me log in to comment.

OP - awesome skills!!!!!!!! 0/
Wow, thanks for that...really appreciate it!

That's a great card ! I wonder why they never used that picture for the vader figure back then Was the biggest moment in in Esb. Well in any event you made a fantastic card !
Thanks Artie! :D Me too, would have been a cool thing for Kenner and/or Hasbro to use new pictures from the movies for the repacks of "older" figures on later movies cards (ESB / ROTJ). I think there are only five or six ROTJ cards where they did this (new pics, although not all of the pics are from ROTJ). ESB and/or ROTJ specific Stormtroopers, Imperial Navy Troopers, C-3POs etc. Hmmm......I think I just had an idea for some more cardbacks... ;)

Hello, I have really enjoyed catching up on your thread here! Really nice project and loving the custom figures and really loving the vintage cards!
Thanks a lot for the support! :)

The cards look beautiful. You do fantastic work!
Thanks for that! :)

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...ah, the beauty of hindsight. ;) I could have thought of this day a bit earlier to shoot a pic of my custom 12backs...or some more Star Wars figures...but alas, I spent my time working on two more ESB figures. Well, happy Birthday to Star Wars, anyway...  ;D :)

So now, let's switch over to the icy wastes of Hoth, where Rebels and Imperials are battling it out in a fierce fight. ;) I thought it fitting to complete these two together somehow...

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14199213_358584917805784_6911897659865465263_n.jpg?oh=582138d3b5481c75bf0df901c3b24ba8&oe=59558055)

Legacy Rebel Hoth Soldier, new head and modified helmet/scarf combo, artillery remote from the "Search for Luke Skywalker" figure set, partially repainted
Real happy I found the original source pic for Kenner's vintage Rebel Soldier, as well. That way I could "demirror" it (the Grenades are now on the right side, literally) for my cardback...

ESB - Snowtrooper Commander
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14211984_358584937805782_3004972539374887310_n.jpg?oh=a9b0632c484288110e2cc42cc6467e02&oe=595255AA)

Black Series figure, modified helmet (discs), partially repainted (especially gloss varnish for helmet and armor)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Tamer on May 26, 2016, 03:01:13 AM
Wow, these two new ones look great too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Starchaser on May 27, 2016, 10:16:29 PM
These look great! I especially like the custom modifications to the Rebel Trooper.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Tamer on May 28, 2016, 03:38:33 AM
Had to get that Hoth Rebel on the front page.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 28, 2016, 03:55:36 AM
Thanks so much for the continued Support, Tamer - I really appreciate it. :) I have posted a video for the first time yesterday...but have no idea how to share it here yet. Any hints? I'll send you a PM on Facebook...

Thanks for the comment, Starchaser. Was fun to do...and I think he now represents the character on the picture better. :)

Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Tamer on May 29, 2016, 04:02:39 AM
Videos sound great. I just sent you a pm with how you can post them directly here! Let me know if you have any questions.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Blizzard Force on May 29, 2016, 09:56:14 PM
Thanks, Tamer...for the helpful advice as well as the shares!  :)

...just tried it, didn't really work out, though. I'm not seeing the problem yet...somehow it always omits the html tags once I post it...

Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Tamer on May 30, 2016, 04:42:20 AM
Fixed the code. you just needed to add the [html ] tags before and after the yt embed code. I watched and posted this yesterday. Very nice!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Stronox on May 30, 2016, 06:23:20 AM
Wow. Just wow. I am so impressed with your cards!!! They look so fantastic! Oh yeah, I like how the camera zooms out just as the music starts to get ominous lol!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 2 Battle of Hoth figs
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 01, 2016, 01:10:28 PM
Thanks Tamer, no idea why I wasn't able to do it. I'm real happy how the video turned out, have a few ideas for more in the future... :)

Wow. Just wow. I am so impressed with your cards!!! They look so fantastic! Oh yeah, I like how the camera zooms out just as the music starts to get ominous lol!
Thanks a lot! :) The video was kind of an afterthought, I mainly wanted to take photos of everything together for once. Then I thought about doing a video...mybe with some music in the background. After three tries I was finally able to time that zoom to the music...thought it was a nice surprise effect... ;)

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Star Wars - LEGENDS - Mara Jade

My next Vintage Collection addition, had a lot of fun designing the card and customising the figure, since I'm a big fan of the Thrawn trilogy... :)

I used a Black Series Mara Jade figure with a new head from a Marvel Black Widow (repainted). The cloak is from a SAGA Lando Calrissian (Death Star Attack) and was shortened slightly. No idea why her mouth looks a bit weird on the closeup pic...somehow her upper lip vanishes in the darker colour below it seems, making her look as of her mouth was wide open. Doesn't look that weird in real life, fortunately... ;)

Here's the finished figure on the custom cardback I did for her:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13327546_310659302598346_7647961768915059919_n.jpg?oh=af011fd83c1eac3a76afbe96d8550cc1&oe=59866285)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Mara Jade
Post by: Tamer on June 02, 2016, 03:12:33 AM
Wow, I love this! I know the gal who was the model for this pose. I am so gonna share this with here and the rest of the world. Love it!
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Mara Jade
Post by: Forceflow on June 02, 2016, 03:02:04 PM
Her mouth is agape at how much the figure/cardback blow Hasbro's efforts out of the water. Great work.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Mara Jade
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 03, 2016, 01:33:21 PM
Wow, I love this! I know the gal who was the model for this pose. I am so gonna share this with here and the rest of the world. Love it!
Thanks Tamer! :D I was such a big fan of  Decipher's SWCCG (a long, long time ago ;) ) and her portrayal of that character was a really big event...I think I still have an autographed Mara Jade SWCCG card I won at a tournament somewhere...

Her mouth is agape at how much the figure/cardback blow Hasbro's efforts out of the water. Great work.
Lol, thanks a lot...that made my day!  0/

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It's currently fun to alternate between "missing" Kenner figures (in the Vintage Collection) and figures that were never published in the vintage line ('77 - '85) at all. I think I'm gonna keep that up for a while... :) So, next up:


Return Of The Jedi - A-Wing Pilot

Base figure is a TVC Mon Calamari Pilot (the only pilot figure with the correct flight dress / gear). Neck repainted, new head (TVC AT-AT Commander), new gloves (from another pilot), new helmet (A-Wing Pilot, partially repainted), modern "Endor Gun".

And here he is on the finished cardback. I added the Star Destroyers in the background to make the scene a bit more interesting...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13319867_311916915805918_6293587715675619703_n.jpg?oh=66f5c8456a60226108cb47d0dadbb71d&oe=5993D316)
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: A-Wing Pilot
Post by: Tamer on June 05, 2016, 04:43:17 AM
I noticed those Star Destroyers right away and loved the addition. Great stuff, off to share again.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: A-Wing Pilot
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 05, 2016, 09:31:14 AM
Another fantstic card love the star destroyers in the back round !
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: A-Wing Pilot
Post by: Starchaser on June 07, 2016, 08:03:09 PM
Nice job on the Mira and A-Wing pilot. The cards look absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: Blizzard Force Customs - Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: A-Wing Pilot
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 08, 2016, 02:29:35 AM
Thanks people, I'm real happy you like the A-Wing Pilot...I was happy with the way he turned out, too. :) The A-Wing pic was quite small (as on all POTF vintage cards), that way it would've been a bit boring to just add some more stars. He's from the Battle of Endor, after all... ;)

I noticed those Star Destroyers right away and loved the addition. Great stuff, off to share again.
Thanks a lot Tamer! :)

Another fantstic card love the star destroyers in the back round !
Thanks Artie, I appreciate it! :)

Nice job on the Mira and A-Wing pilot. The cards look absolutely stunning.
Thanks a lot Starchaser. :)

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Some more love for my favorite movie of the trilogy - ESB - today. :) I've finished two more custom Vintage Collection figures...the first one is an update (Rebel Commander) and the second one "new" (Admiral Piett).

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - JEROEN WEBB (REBEL COMMANDER)

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Hoth Rebel Soldier (Legacy) body, arms and head from TVC Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear). Some touchups on head/scarf. For the cardback, I wanted to use his correct name (with his vintage designation in brackets) and the same pic Kenner used...but with better quality. ;) It's a screencap from ESB that I've modified a bit.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - ADMIRAL PIETT

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Actually this is the first custom I ever attempted (about two years ago), this was my start into the customising hobby...  ;D SAGA Admiral Ozzel body with POTF Admiral Piett head. I gave his head a new paintjob, though...wasn't really satisfied with the one from two years ago. I would have loved him as a TVC figure...he's one of the only recurring Imperial officers, after all. The pic is another screencap from ESB.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rebel Commander + Admiral Piett
Post by: Tamer on June 08, 2016, 04:35:03 AM
Wow, love em. Especially that Piett. Time to go share.

I will get that Hoth Commander on the fp soon too.

Love, love, love this project. Keep em coming!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rebel Commander + Admiral Piett
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 08, 2016, 04:22:27 PM
Loving your cards as well ! Especially the minor backround characters ! Keep them coming
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rebel Commander + Admiral Piett
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 09, 2016, 01:51:40 AM
Wow, love em. Especially that Piett. Time to go share.

I will get that Hoth Commander on the fp soon too.

Love, love, love this project. Keep em coming!
Thank you Tamer, for the kind words as well as all that sharing! :) I definitely will continue...actually I already have several more figures in the works, the next wave of TFA cardbacks's almost finished (#31 - #40)...I'm really having lots of fun with this project at the moment... :)

Loving your cards as well ! Especially the minor backround characters ! Keep them coming
Thanks Artie! Hope you're not referring to Piett with that, he thinks he's quite important and apt to take offence....lol. ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rebel Commander + Admiral Piett
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 09, 2016, 12:51:47 PM
I've finally completed the fourth wave of vintage TFA cardbacks - #31 - #40. :) Will work on an updated reverse side with all 40 figures next. I'm really happy with the results, especially Maz and the Resistance Rey. Looking very much forward to getting all those carded soon, I hope you like them as well...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13432317_315035035494106_5034758192351167992_n.jpg?oh=950d48f2ca4791cc9d3073986dd58d57&oe=580491B6)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13269272_315035042160772_2524499732503041362_n.jpg?oh=011fbc06cfece57b44171666b38500da&oe=57D0A07B)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13434785_315035038827439_3629758442377753106_n.jpg?oh=aaab53cbc340cc619154d9ba4b957521&oe=57D79AD2)

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(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13417406_315036368827306_6853213688839512874_n.jpg?oh=de456d128b63082882aaee7beab235ea&oe=58045B7D)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13427727_315036348827308_959139568601425712_n.jpg?oh=3594c2acf9120e7461bfaa25ba24ce58&oe=58014FA4)

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Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage-style cardbacks #31 - #40
Post by: Tamer on June 10, 2016, 04:54:47 AM
Very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage-style cardbacks #31 - #40
Post by: Rezikai on June 10, 2016, 10:37:52 AM
Dam... Sidano Ithano (crimson corsair) looks so boss. Dam I wish we could get him in SA form.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA vintage-style cardbacks #31 - #40
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 13, 2016, 02:16:41 PM
Very nice. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer! :D I've already started carding the next batch, hope to have those finished soon.

Dam... Sidano Ithano (crimson corsair) looks so boss. Dam I wish we could get him in SA form.
Thanks :) ...and that would indeed be great. Doubt there'll be a lot more SA TFA 3,75" figures in the future, though...

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...and, since we're already talking about articulation, here's a superarticulated update of another vintage figure....or at least, this one has as many 5POAs as necessary... ;)

ROTJ - Han Solo (in Carbonite)

The Carbonite block is the current version from the Black Series, which I fully repainted. It was a fun little project and I think the block looks a lot less like plastic now... Here's the finished version on a new custom cardback:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13434894_317402628590680_853207451556040947_n.jpg?oh=6b0a780e1f592d037018aec8bd126842&oe=59871C3A)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on June 13, 2016, 07:47:07 PM
Very Impressive work Blizzard Force, those custom cardbacks are awesome
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Tamer on June 14, 2016, 05:53:12 AM
Wow, those look good. So does that Carbo Han. Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 14, 2016, 08:15:05 PM
Fantastic job on the carbonite block as well as the card ! Funny thing the carbonite block is on my list to upgrade lol great minds !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 15, 2016, 07:20:52 AM
Very Impressive work Blizzard Force, those custom cardbacks are awesome
Thanks a lot, I can only return the compliment! :) You're doing great work together with mr.Jedi! The more vintage goodness, the merrier... :)

Wow, those look good. So does that Carbo Han. Off to share.
Thanks Tamer! :) I'm already working on the cardbacks...hope to have those finished soon... :)

Fantastic job on the carbonite block as well as the card ! Funny thing the carbonite block is on my list to upgrade lol great minds !
First of all thanks....and about htinking alike - lol...indeed. Thought the same during your recent update, since I had just finished a Spacetrooper cardback a few days before that... ;) The Carbonite Han was an easy but effective repaint, methinks...I started with a dark metal colour and slowly lightened it to silver with several layers of drybrushing. A few more details on the side consoles and he was finished...

I'll post an update with some new cardback designs later today...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Starchaser on June 15, 2016, 12:41:41 PM
Brilliant job on the TFA cards (particularly loving Sidon Ithano and Asty)! Your right about the Han re-paint. Your paint job makes him look at lot less "plasticey."
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 15, 2016, 11:24:19 PM
Brilliant job on the TFA cards (particularly loving Sidon Ithano and Asty)! Your right about the Han re-paint. Your paint job makes him look at lot less "plasticey."
Thanks a lot, Starchaser! Sidon Ithano is a favorite of mine as well from this bunch, especially since Hasbro did a great figure for him (even if only 5POA)...

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...an here's the update I talked about earlier. :) I've finished 15 new cardback designs (4 from ANH, 4 from ESB, 7 from ROTJ) as well as a new/updated reverse side for my TFA cardbacks (now with all 40 current figures). Some of the cards are updates to vintage cardbacks I still needed for my completion run of the Vintage Collection...most of them are new designs that I just had fun doing, though... :)

STAR WARS

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EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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RETURN OF THE JEDI

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THE FORCE AWAKENS

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Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Starchaser on June 16, 2016, 12:08:57 AM
More great cards. I really love the backside of the card. I also particularly like the Ozzel card.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 15 cardbacks (ANH, ESB, ROTJ)
Post by: Tamer on June 16, 2016, 05:31:07 AM
Talk about fantastic. Love that ROTJ Driver one. Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 15 cardbacks (ANH, ESB, ROTJ)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 16, 2016, 05:51:00 PM
Well done once again my friend ! Its funny again we are thinking alike with characters and cards, and in a day or two you will see why lol  In the mean time keep them coming i always look forward to see what you have coming next !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Han Solo (in Carbonite)
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 17, 2016, 02:32:09 AM
More great cards. I really love the backside of the card. I also particularly like the Ozzel card.
Thanks Starchaser! :) I'm a fan of all those Imperial Officers, so Ozzel was kind of a no-brainer. I'll definitely have some more other officers as cards in the future... ;)

Talk about fantastic. Love that ROTJ Driver one. Off to share.
Thanks a lot Shawn!  :) Why did I have the feeling in advance you could be a bit partial to that one... ;) I'm currently doing a small sub theme in which the AT-AT driver (and the Stormtrooper and TIE Pilot) fit nicely....I'd like to do all those repack cards with new images. I always wondered why they used the same pics with the new film logos... Still missing are especially Navy Troopers (ESB / ROTJ) and I want to redo my SW TIE Pilot...

Well done once again my friend ! Its funny again we are thinking alike with characters and cards, and in a day or two you will see why lol  In the mean time keep them coming i always look forward to see what you have coming next !
Thanks Artie! :) Looking very much forward to your next update  0/ ... I'm currently varying wildly between
- cards I need (for my Vintage Collection run...e.g. in this batch R2, Chirpa, C-3PO)
- cards I've already finished figures for (e.g. Tarkin, 5D6-RA-7)
- cards for my repack sub-theme (e.g. AT-AT Driver, Stormtrooper) and
- cards I always wanted to do (e.g. Biker Scout, Bomber Pilot, Spacetrooper)

...it's simply very relaxing (and fun) to just design whatever I feel like next at the moment... ;) ...and the good thing is I've already got a few things finished so I can post an update every two days or so (like later today)...  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 15 cardbacks (ANH, ESB, ROTJ)
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 21, 2016, 01:07:12 AM
I've finished three more Vintage Collection cards...this time from Return Of The Jedi...

The first two are recards of "missing" TVC figures for which I updated the quality of the cards...Bib Fortuna and Imperial Gunner. The Imperial Gunner is a composite pic with a new background, but I think the end result came out pretty nicely...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13509057_320337338297209_3895504089471284492_n.jpg?oh=7fcf6da34f360cf1773c96401e840ada&oe=5989B21F)

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The third one is a new cardback...one of my favorite pictures from ROTJ...would have been so cool if Kenner/Hasbro had used it in the past...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13435467_320337331630543_4313837679504434261_n.jpg?oh=20413b1c6c8e5aeeac2df2fc11851497&oe=5985AA21)

I didn't customize the figures for these three, they're straight repacks (the Luke is the Saber Construction TVC version).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 3 ROTJ figures
Post by: Starchaser on June 21, 2016, 11:47:04 PM
Yeah, but the cards look great:)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 3 ROTJ figures
Post by: Tamer on June 22, 2016, 05:22:02 AM
Yeah, the end result is fantastic. Off to share yet again!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 3 ROTJ figures
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 22, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
awesome work , lol between you and i we are going to have the card backs completed in no time ! lol
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 3 ROTJ figures
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on June 23, 2016, 08:14:01 AM
I love your cards! Really awesome work!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 3 ROTJ figures
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 25, 2016, 01:19:51 AM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone! :)

awesome work , lol between you and i we are going to have the card backs completed in no time ! lol
Lol....indeed Artie. ;) Currently I'll continue focusing on getting the first vintage line updated (28 of 52 left)...but it's also a lot of fun to do other characters. Always enjoy especially the more obscure characters you're doing, great work! :)

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I've finished another addition to my Legends figures from the Thrawn trilogy...a sympathetic Bothan politician we've all come to love.......not. ;)

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The figure is from the Legacy comic pack, I've touched him up in a few places, especially the head and the shoulder pads, to match his apperance better to the card picture.

Apart from that I'm currently working on something new that's related to Germany and vintage figures, but I'm not done yet and having lots of problems with the material at the moment (I'm beginning to hate satin photo paper ;) )...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: Tamer on June 26, 2016, 04:46:15 AM
Great work. Borsk looks so great on our front pages.

I am intrigued by your two teaser images. Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: Starchaser on June 26, 2016, 10:36:16 PM
Fey'lya's card turned out really well.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: Blizzard Force on June 27, 2016, 12:44:07 PM
Thanks a lot to both of you! :)

I am intrigued by your two teaser images. Can't wait to see more.

Well...there were several vintage lines worldwide. The UK had Palitoy, France Meccano, Mexico Lili Ledy etc... In Germany the distributor was Parker, years ago pics surfaced of this flyer with mockups:

(http://theswca.com/images-forei/prospekt.jpg)

...note the Stormtrooper on the far right with a German logo. ;) However, this concept seems to never have been realized....well, until now, that is. ;) I've designed a new front and reverse side (full German text) for the first 12... I'm currently trying out materials because I'm using satin photo paper (instead of glossy) for the first time...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: Tamer on June 28, 2016, 04:04:26 AM
Sniff. Sniff. Brings a tear to me eye. Bravo to you sir for making this happen. So cool.

Oh  yes, off to share this.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 28, 2016, 01:27:05 PM
Another fantastic project you have started  ! I will be watching these updates for sure .
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: LEGENDS - Borsk Fey'lya
Post by: Blizzard Force on July 06, 2016, 12:02:07 AM
Thank you for the kind words! :)

Didn't have time to post an update before because I was away for a congress...I have now finished the designs for all of the "first 12" and was able to produce 8 of those in the meantime. I deliberately went with the same images as the original Kenner cardbacks for these, even though I'd personally probably prefer a few different pics (Vader, Obi-Wan, mirrored Luke, to name some) I thought it important to make these as vintage-looking as I could achieve (they're still clearly identifiable as customs, after all). I therefore did a few variant versions (haven't uploaded those yet) as well, for example Vader with a red saber instead of a pink one and a different Obi-Wan. So, without further ado, here they are:

....(removed the broken links, all are shown in a later post)...

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: German Vintage Cardbacks (Parker)
Post by: Tamer on July 06, 2016, 05:33:03 AM
Wow, great looking cards. Lovely.

Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: German Vintage Cardbacks (Parker)
Post by: JDeck on July 06, 2016, 06:32:41 AM
Wow! The German card backs look awesome. I've never seen them before.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: German Vintage Cardbacks (Parker)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 06, 2016, 04:30:04 PM
Really liking this set you are putting together ! I know you are fond of using different pictures , and i agree it gives it a fresh look  but i am a bit more of a purist and for one am happy that you are keeping it with the original photos ! Fantastic work  as always !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: German Vintage Cardbacks (Parker)
Post by: Blizzard Force on September 13, 2016, 01:57:46 PM
Hi guys, I've been really busy in real life lately due to a future job change on my part (in December), so I didn't really have time for a lot the last weeks. Now, as I'm comfortably sitting in a train on the way home, how to better spend the time with a nice and big update... ;)

I was able to do some more additions to my Vintage Collection lineup, here they are:

VINTAGE COLLECTION

Seven more cards were finished after my last update, four updates of classic cards and a few "new" ones. This also means I now have finished more than half of my goal of updating the 52 missing Kenner figures...28 down, 24 to go...  ;D

The updates are Warok, Teebo, Boushh and Artoo (pop-up lightsaber), though I've actually kind of done two cards for the latter - one version of Artoo uses the pic from the vintage POTF cardback, the other one the designation and figure... ;)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14079588_355406694790273_1373081030195588582_n.jpg?oh=b7e016ba9574fb938ef5d541d0a499cc&oe=599947F1)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14045771_352721045058838_2291118724115606915_n.jpg?oh=4125be323f50f8d6d4963844875176be&oe=59564D4E)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14022136_352721175058825_2617457329035778775_n.jpg?oh=f6cd4a74b6e97ea917c91b9b2aca67f1&oe=598B8CF1)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14051787_356600201337589_5766836909230223258_n.jpg?oh=83d0ba47996dfc2a3f191340e5d9fa60&oe=598C25B4)

And here are the additional customs...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14117830_358584954472447_7727194971289780724_n.jpg?oh=b762dc4d88b162e3f4625578e8bf3078&oe=594CCEEE)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14203274_358584911139118_2011634889533555870_n.jpg?oh=acef4b95f403c8bd7b07245e6388ee1a&oe=5992089A)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14079731_352721191725490_9123980054209822442_n.jpg?oh=10da6548df50304c51c87dbb59b89694&oe=59834756)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14089269_352721115058831_8391176560633103372_n.jpg?oh=af1321caf35ae234436797d2a0ade509&oe=594D7A7E)

LEGENDS

As a lover of all things Imperial, I always wanted to do a card for a 181st TIE Interceptor pilot. It's a composite of several elements and I'm quite happy with the end result:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13873195_349411668723109_6445890531051249057_n.jpg?oh=78c2e158f260d85abaa865b773bea0ce&oe=5997EBC6)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Blizzard Force on September 13, 2016, 02:05:51 PM
.......and there's another project I started recently. ;)

"The world is coming undone. Imperial flags reign across the galaxy."

That trailer gets to me every time...and I really love the musical score they've done for the teasers/trailers so far... All in all, I'm really looking forward to RO, so I'm going to be doing a new line of Vintage collection cards for the new Rogue One figures.  ;D

So far I've designed 12 of 15 of the figures I want to do for the first wave, here are the first proofs I've done of two cards as well as the new reverse side:

...(broken image links removed, shown in a later post)...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 13, 2016, 02:30:52 PM
Excellent ! I really like the back of the card  keep them coming !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2016, 02:31:47 AM
Talk about awesome. I bet you know the one I used on the front pages. Those Rogue One are gonna look awesome too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2016, 02:56:35 AM
Had to do an extra post on the Rogue One Cardbacks. Those are gonna look great. I just shake me head when I see them not use this style for Star Wars Action Figures period.

IMO there should only be star wars action figures on vintage style cardbacks period. period. period!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Starchaser on September 15, 2016, 11:16:52 PM
Nice custom update, the figures and cards look outstanding, and those Rogue One cards look really spectacular.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on September 26, 2016, 07:33:38 PM
Very Nice work Blizzard Force
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Big update and Rogue One coming up...
Post by: Blizzard Force on October 10, 2016, 01:49:12 AM
Thanks so much everyone, especially for the front page feature, Tamer! :D

Sorry for my current lack of constant updates, but so many things are going on simultaneously at the time that it's hard for me to keep up... ;)

I've started recarding the first batch of Rogue One figures. I have six cards finished so far for the first wave of single and 2-Pack-figures....here are numbers #01 to #03:


#01 - Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14517429_377036745960601_4499364605071438537_n.jpg?oh=46f4ce2f0c8904331021dcef78548dbe&oe=59842044)

Jyn hasn't been modified, but I did give here an E-11 to match the pic. Also the respiratory unit bugged me, because it's cast in a single piece of transparent plastic, complete with hose, head straps and bottle...so I wanted to correct that. Things kind of escalated after I started painting pieces of it, so the end result was a full repaint... ;)


#02 - K-2SO (Kay-Tuesso)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14522780_378635885800687_3378254618206328781_n.jpg?oh=63b8ceb85ff6fea93e75e9137371fa10&oe=59826865)

I was pretty happy with the big guy (and fortunately he fit into the blister, too ;) ), only did minimal touch-ups on the eyes.


#03 - Imperial Stormtrooper

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14469723_376281302702812_3050539517687508182_n.jpg?oh=ed59ab57c0cf62711673d086530aa65f&oe=59867947)

I adore the new helmet sculpt, I think it's the best Hasbro's done so far. Now if only the joints were more articulated... ;) I did repaint some areas of him, the belly buttons have been painted as well as some parts of the helmet and the E-11 (for a more metallic appearance).

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...next up: #04 - Deathtrooper
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Tamer on October 10, 2016, 03:01:15 AM
These are so cool. Man, what I wouldn't have given for them (Hasbro) to launch the Rogue One Figure Line like this. Your Jyn looks so much better than the stock figure too. Awesome update. I am off to share them all. HO HUM HASBRO!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: JDeck on October 10, 2016, 03:45:20 AM
  Cool cards! Personally I like the stormtrooper one. You're right the r1 stormy is missing some paint apps, but you did great adding details to all the figures. Excellent.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Commander_Kurgan on October 10, 2016, 08:36:26 AM
Your cardwork is really cool.
I don't collect carded, but this iconic packaging is part of the Star Wars action figure experience and a well-made cardback is half the sale of a figure.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 10, 2016, 01:54:01 PM
great job as always , Really loving the carded treatment your giving  the rogue one figures !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Tamer on October 11, 2016, 02:48:28 AM
This has almost 18,000 views on our Facebook Page. Tell me the vintage line look wouldn't see action figures, even 5poa ones!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Starchaser on October 16, 2016, 08:15:22 PM
Fabulous cards! Nice upgrades on the Stormtrooper - he looks great.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on October 19, 2016, 06:08:17 AM
Very Nice Blizz, crisp and clean cardbacks
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Blizzard Force on November 13, 2016, 01:18:26 PM
These are so cool. Man, what I wouldn't have given for them (Hasbro) to launch the Rogue One Figure Line like this. Your Jyn looks so much better than the stock figure too. Awesome update. I am off to share them all. HO HUM HASBRO!
Thanks a lot Tamer!  :) It's actually really a lot fun to repaint those 5POA figures - the sculpt is great, not that many problems with paint rub - and since they're intended to get carded again the articulation isn't that much of a problem.

  Cool cards! Personally I like the stormtrooper one. You're right the r1 stormy is missing some paint apps, but you did great adding details to all the figures. Excellent.
Thanks JDeck! :) I think they fixed the paint apps (belly dots) for the rerelease in the Baze/Stormtrooper 2-Pack...but that was really quick to do. I recarded him again later, since I also worked on the head joint a bit - I think the figure looks even better when the helmet sits tighter on the shoulders (and it only took half a minute with the Dremel to do that):

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14925618_393449857652623_4320600776961092816_n.jpg?oh=3995f90e43909f6819ff4b15344dbb50&oe=5951B166)
("fixed" figure on the right side)

Your cardwork is really cool.
I don't collect carded, but this iconic packaging is part of the Star Wars action figure experience and a well-made cardback is half the sale of a figure.
Thanks for that Kurgan.  :) Usually I collect loose as well, but the Vintage Collection is kind of the exception to that rule... ;)

great job as always , Really loving the carded treatment your giving  the rogue one figures !
Thanks Artie! Can only return that, your carded treatment for all those OT characters is awesome!  :)

This has almost 18,000 views on our Facebook Page. Tell me the vintage line look wouldn't see action figures, even 5poa ones!
:o :o :o Thanks for the info, the positive feedback is really encouraging and motivating I have to say...  :D

Fabulous cards! Nice upgrades on the Stormtrooper - he looks great.
Thanks! :) Really like the new Stormtrooper sculpt - I think it's the best rendition Hasbro's done so far, actually...

Very Nice Blizz, crisp and clean cardbacks
Thanks Foxtrot, really appreciate that! :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Blizzard Force on November 13, 2016, 01:38:33 PM
Sorry to all that I wasn't able to give this site the attention it deserves, but things are still pretty hectic here at the moment...  ??? What's probably the only thing good about that though is that the updates are larger the way... ;)

So, first of all - I finished some more Rogue One vintage-style cardbacks....here are the next three:

IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14681665_394034417594167_4420992368397208908_n.jpg?oh=cba7a96ca245a42682c3f9b98bf6c63f&oe=5991AE17)


REBEL COMMANDO PAO

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14956401_395770677420541_297499792900900618_n.jpg?oh=97279c828e59f6f6e79b5dc1cf711eff&oe=598B968F)


SCARIF STORMTROOPER (SQUAD LEADER)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14937209_397594630571479_2898876862448331912_n.jpg?oh=dd2eb0766e19a580311f541a8939fcc5&oe=59995654)

All three have been repainted / touched up to a certain degree (especially details like belts, blaster rifles etc.).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Blizzard Force on November 13, 2016, 01:46:37 PM
I've finished one more figure, but that was a bit more involved project painting-wise....one of my favorite characters from the new movie so far: Director Krennic

I've cleaned up / repainted him in several areas as well, most notably the head's been given a full repaint. Here are some WIP shots I did during painting:

...(removed)...

Several paint layers for the face, eyes painted...

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...and the final result on card:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15078539_399120600418882_6015023109125336494_n.jpg?oh=e7435c2dcf837c6eb5a277415242f5be&oe=59865727)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One figures #01 - #03
Post by: Blizzard Force on November 13, 2016, 01:53:51 PM
Last but not least: I've completed sets and single cards of the first 12 Rogue One cards (vintage-style) for sale. High-quality, professionally printed double-sided cards. These are the first cards I've had printed at a professional printing agency now - and I'm real happy with the printing quality...  :D

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14670883_387793351551607_4728997246394882782_n.jpg?oh=32014a0b7616677cdf64417587183747&oe=5986246C)

Each card will be supplied with a blister (self-adhesive) for the figure.

10 sets have been printed, I still have a few available at the moment. In addition, I have a few extra single cards, but these are subject to availability, so I can't guarantee I can provide every combination...

If anyone's interested in a set or single cards, just shoot me a message... :)

May the Force be with us!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2016, 03:44:14 AM
Wow, what a great update on so many levels. Let me get the first update and your cardback info on the page today and I can get back in later to share the rest. Thanks for making those cardbacks available.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2016, 04:05:58 AM
Had to have those for sale rogue one vintage cardbacks as the top story today. Very cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 14, 2016, 02:09:03 PM
Man that's one heck of a carded update ! Front and back Just fantastic! I hope Hasbro see this ! Keep them coming my friend!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Starchaser on November 14, 2016, 06:58:58 PM
Brilliant set of updates. Your work on Krennic looks really outstanding.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Tamer on November 15, 2016, 04:08:14 AM
Had to get Krennic on the front page this morning too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on November 16, 2016, 08:10:32 PM
Nice Rogue One Set Blizzard
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: 4 more Rogue One figures and card sets for sale
Post by: Blizzard Force on November 24, 2016, 02:04:22 AM
Wow, what a great update on so many levels. Let me get the first update and your cardback info on the page today and I can get back in later to share the rest. Thanks for making those cardbacks available.
Had to have those for sale rogue one vintage cardbacks as the top story today. Very cool.
Thanks a lot for the shares and the continued support Tamer, I appreciate that very much... :) Actually, all the hardbacks I'm doing are available if anyone's interested, but the Rogue One cards (and the KdS cards, see below ;) ) are the first sets I've had professionally printed - and I have to say I'm really happy with the quality and how those came out... :)

Man that's one heck of a carded update ! Front and back Just fantastic! I hope Hasbro see this ! Keep them coming my friend!
Thanks Artie!  ;D And no worries - will do... ;) (the designs for the next 12 RO cards are almost finished)

Brilliant set of updates. Your work on Krennic looks really outstanding.
Thanks Starchaser. :) He really was a lot of fun to do, I'm just a total fanboy ;) concerning Imperial officers of all kind...

Had to get Krennic on the front page this morning too.
Thanks again for that, Shawn.  :D He really is my favorite figure of the first two RO waves to be honest...currently my progress is a bit slower, but I hope to have the first 12 finished before the movie comes out...

Nice Rogue One Set Blizzard
Thanks Foxtrot, I appreciate that. :)

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...some may remember the "Krieg der Sterne" project I talked about a while back...well, I finished it in the meantime.  ;D So now, it's back from the newest vintage-style figures (Rogue One) back to the beginning....the "first 12", to be precise.

The German distributor for the Star Wars minifigures was Parker (a subsidiary of General Mills). They had planned to do a line of German cards to go with the figures (like Meccano, Takara, Harbert etc.) under the German designation "Krieg der Sterne", but those plans never surpassed the concept stage, only a few ads exist with pics of a mockup "KdS"-Stormtrooper.

Since I've started collecting vintage figures a while ago (I've been more of a modern collector until lately, tbh) I always wanted something special to display them...so I finished a "what if" version of the German Parker cards. Everything was lovingly translated into German (front and reverse "12back" side), all under the "Krieg der Sterne" logo.

Here are the first six completed (of 12) cards...like the Rogue One set these have been printed at a professional printing agency... :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15032668_401210036876605_2621565143536865007_n.jpg?oh=b65e2b957cefc9f2b15a0d2bc30d3a1a&oe=599B3C11)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15073282_401210040209938_3826992888039056957_n.jpg?oh=7e793b23f39e726057dc62926ca3ae9a&oe=5988177E)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15036235_401511246846484_1964993786818540675_n.jpg?oh=2fe67f08947e6d6ad437555b468610dc&oe=598A3A04)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15193692_403857013278574_891559623993166242_n.jpg?oh=da740b24108798f67f83ebd79a966f52&oe=5995AFE2)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15179047_403857016611907_138662530648765930_n.jpg?oh=1cae0a5289cb54389a75e7f297be2ed8&oe=5988E982)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15178215_404328066564802_469280293705873063_n.jpg?oh=f00474a382dc0f48669923916314831c&oe=594C9AD3)

...and the reverse side (shared by all 12 figures):

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13592567_325966774400932_4709696690396171329_n.jpg?oh=ef97fc81f8be35a9547ae03254aeb160&oe=598EAF25)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: Stan on November 24, 2016, 09:23:07 AM
Excellent! Your painting are so top notch. How do paint your eyes on your figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 24, 2016, 12:08:33 PM
Love the German vintage set ! Look forward to the rest  Great job !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on November 25, 2016, 07:27:26 AM
The German vintage cards look great.
Todesstaffelkommandeur was an interesting name for the Death Star trooper.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2016, 03:10:49 AM
Time to feature those cool German Vintage Cardbacks. I like those too!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on December 02, 2016, 05:48:23 PM
Blizzard Force those German Star Wars Cardbacks are Fantastic!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: legion078 on December 19, 2016, 03:01:54 PM
It was good to have seen you again on the SaberCon yesterday! I really like your German cardback "Krieg der Sterne" project! And all the Rogue One figures look amazing on Vintage Cards, too!
BIG thumbs up!

- Philipp
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2017, 06:59:28 PM
Nice! Really fun concept and fabulous execution as usual.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - first 6 German vintage cards
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 15, 2017, 02:53:43 PM
...so little time, so much to do... ;) Anyways, time for an update... :)

Excellent! Your painting are so top notch. How do paint your eyes on your figures.
Thanks a lot! :) The basic technique - with a fine brush - is as follows: paint the white of the eye (white line from middle to outside); small color dot in the middle of each line (it's important no white can be seen over or under the color, or the figure looks like it's staring); very small black dot in the middle of the color dot; correct the outllne of the eye; gloss varnish. :)

Love the German vintage set ! Look forward to the rest  Great job !
Thanks a lot Artie!

The German vintage cards look great.
Todesstaffelkommandeur was an interesting name for the Death Star trooper.
Thanks! Definitely, I also like the "Sturmsoldat" a lot...they had many interesting and/or funny ideas at that time...the TIE Jäger with "Sonnenschilden" (for the solar panels) for example...

Time to feature those cool German Vintage Cardbacks. I like those too!
Thanks a lot Tamer! And sorry for the infrequent updates at the moment...

Blizzard Force those German Star Wars Cardbacks are Fantastic!
Thanks a lot FT Delta! :)

It was good to have seen you again on the SaberCon yesterday! I really like your German cardback "Krieg der Sterne" project! And all the Rogue One figures look amazing on Vintage Cards, too!
BIG thumbs up!

- Philipp
Thanks Philipp, I appreciate that a lot! :) Saber Con was so much fun, my definite highlight regarding conventions this year...

Nice! Really fun concept and fabulous execution as usual.
Thanks a lot for the praise, Starchaser!  :D

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - BIG UPDATE
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 15, 2017, 03:00:14 PM
So, to finally continue - here are the other six "Krieg der Sterne" cards - #7 - #12 :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15203114_404328073231468_4178490041907414591_n.jpg?oh=f424aa0a5e4e81e1f444b0bdbeab841a&oe=591454D0)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15284118_407421096255499_2707262710215063180_n.jpg?oh=c3df529f249544f1af04978b37fc2bf6&oe=591B3849)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15283928_407421099588832_4903317973728261214_n.jpg?oh=c6a9ab712da6d19e5a2dc330ce60b550&oe=594E7B44)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15230649_407421102922165_3359129644675439215_n.jpg?oh=324013fe67153b174b910cb06ea5d536&oe=590D2712)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15284047_407871619543780_1955933720458443656_n.jpg?oh=9d11395fee7514e33c685a9054985d53&oe=590EB942)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15203385_407871626210446_7824906123274991888_n.jpg?oh=62e992405eb8f1f068202f5291021118&oe=5955A219)

Also, there are two "variant cards": Vader with a red lightsaber (instead of pink ;) ) and the original pic for Obi-Wan Kenobi (which I personally think is horrible, not only because of the yellow lightsaber ;) )...

To finish the German "First12", here's an overview pic of all 12 together:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15232177_407871659543776_341903454080781168_n.jpg?oh=d7ce7e5032fdc70fb1b1266695a58b45&oe=59187F4A)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Krieg der Sterne - BIG UPDATE
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 15, 2017, 03:33:40 PM
I've also done an overview today of the cardbacks I have available for purchase...

Rogue One - First wave (12 cards)
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15977305_435963760067899_8871193797752211237_n.jpg?oh=1aaee20e4a7689b47e430fdd7d1ed36a&oe=59519141)

Rogue One - Second wave (14 cards)
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15940792_435963763401232_5255660777668367687_n.jpg?oh=e94522b39527929a2e5a2c53a488c8d8&oe=5908AD16)

Rogue One prices:
9,90 EUR each - single card + blister
8,90 EUR each - 10+ single cards + blisters
99,00 EUR - Set of all 12 first wave cards (+ blisters)

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Krieg der Sterne - "First 12"
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15940565_435963846734557_6547733208785218913_n.jpg?oh=88cbdcd1600d0b838a6df17d153ad869&oe=5918C0BE)

Variant cards:
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965810_435963856734556_1880694468624140118_n.jpg?oh=07fa94bb5e2ed84d0fb0184c2f2f04a5&oe=590B5052)

Krieg der Sterne prices:
10,90 EUR each - single card + blister
9,90 EUR each - 10+ single cards + blisters
115,00 EUR - Set of all 12 cards (+ blisters; + 2 variant cards)

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Original Trilogy cards
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965966_435963803401228_999043129660359149_n.jpg?oh=2a5a2856536df225c4ab66d51197a27f&oe=59169697)

Original Trilogy autograph cards (with actor's name)
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16114983_435963823401226_7674894600517871204_n.jpg?oh=81c9198e124f83027f9e367f83e3822e&oe=591ED7F2)

Legends cards
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16003102_435963926734549_8642580656064085244_n.jpg?oh=639f57fd45283e4a22129b14a7c0619f&oe=59110E12)

Original Trilogy / Legends prices:
9,90 EUR each - single card + blister
8,90 EUR each - 10+ single cards + blisters

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All cards have been professionally printed at a printing agency and feature a high-quality glossy finish. The necessary self-adhesive blister(s) with the right size(s) for the figure(s) is included - if you don't need it a card is usually 2,00 EUR cheaper. Shipping is a flat 7,00 EUR for worldwide tracked shipping.

If you're interested in anything, please comment and/or send me a message here or at my Facebook page (Blizzard Force Customs). MTFBWY! :)

P.S.: 1 USD currently equals 0,97 EUR, so they're pretty much 1:1 at the moment... ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Tamer on January 16, 2017, 08:07:02 AM
Wow, such cool stuff. Let me go take both of these updates to the front pages. Man, I like the look of it all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 16, 2017, 02:01:20 PM
Awesome cards ! I love the Jabba's gate keeper card ! Outstanding
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on January 16, 2017, 04:08:54 PM
Those cards are Fantastic BF, time to get the figures and blisters on there  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2017, 02:35:29 AM
Awesome work, I have always loved card backs and it's a shame that the 6" line doesn't come like this.

Ron
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Tamer on January 18, 2017, 02:58:39 AM
it's a shame that the 6" line doesn't come like this.

Ron

Add my name to that list. I would get em all if they came on cardbacks like that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 18, 2017, 03:36:57 PM
Wow, such cool stuff. Let me go take both of these updates to the front pages. Man, I like the look of it all.
Thanks a lot for the support, Tamer! :)

Awesome cards ! I love the Jabba's gate keeper card ! Outstanding
Hi Artie, that one was a lot of fun to do actually. I gave Bill Hargreaves one as a present when we met at Saber Con in December, I thought it was a cool idea because he not only built it but also operated it in the movie.... :)

Those cards are Fantastic BF, time to get the figures and blisters on there  :)
Thanks a lot! :) Dang, I really need more time, hope to make some progress this weekend... ;)

it's a shame that the 6" line doesn't come like this.

Ron

Add my name to that list. I would get em all if they came on cardbacks like that.

Well.......  ;D ;)

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Here's a link to a small video/slideshow I did of all my current Rogue One designs....HD ans sound recommended. Enjoy! :)

https://www.facebook.com/blizzardforcecustoms/videos/437443766586565/
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2017, 03:21:27 AM
Nice, I just shared that video to our front page.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 20, 2017, 04:09:44 PM
Nice, I just shared that video to our front page.
Thanks Shawn! :)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16105970_438234116507530_6931910839995288858_n.jpg?oh=93861fb8ee0f6d9cb0415158c95a4548&oe=59018E2F)


I recently reached 1138 likes for my Facebook page, which I thought was a really good reason for a giveaway....but my regular work interfered, so I didn't have time for it - until now. 😁

Also, Rogue One has launched in the meantime, it's a new year...so many reasons to celebrate! 😃🎉 So now I want to say „thank you“ for all your continued support, likes and comments! I'm really grateful for all your support and comments, I appreciate that a lot!

The three winners will be selected randomly (3rd place / 2nd place / 1st place) and receive the prize detailed in the poster shipped worldwide and free of charge. To be eligible for a win you need to:

1. Like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blizzardforcecustoms/ (if you haven’t done so already)

2. Comment below: Which character from Rogue One would you like to see most on a vintage-style card?

Please note that I will indeed check if both conditions have been met. 😉 The winners will be drawn on Sunday, January 22nd, 9pm CEST and contacted by me afterwards. Good luck…or rather: May the Force be with us!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: legion078 on January 20, 2017, 11:36:07 PM
Congrats to over 1138 likes and subscribers, Sebastian! The giveaway is a great idea to celebrate and honor your fans! If I had facebook I would like your page immediately!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Tamer on January 21, 2017, 07:05:42 AM
Cool deal, I will announce this too. And congrats on the likes!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: BIG UPDATE
Post by: Blizzard Force on January 24, 2017, 02:51:18 AM
Thank you guys, the giveaway was lots of fun to do... :)

After yesterday's announcement, I was just too excited and couldn't wait to get started on this:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16196002_440207082976900_602938574632181627_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=327cc569688fb9b655247abd2f75acb5&oe=5904BD69)

I really like the new logo a lot, I think the red color looks awesome. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: The Last Jedi
Post by: Tamer on January 24, 2017, 03:03:28 AM
That looks fantastic! If only Hasbro would do this for the new movie line. I can't wait to see you get a figure in this! Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: The Last Jedi
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on January 24, 2017, 02:22:52 PM
Love the card and hope Hasbro see's this card so they can plan ! But if Hasbro were to go this direction it would probably be 5poa instead of the sa like we are looking for ! 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: The Last Jedi
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2017, 12:07:54 AM
Fantastic card and suits the picture great, is he the last jedi ?

Ron
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: The Last Jedi
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on February 02, 2017, 04:31:34 PM
NIce Cardback for The Last Jedi Blizzard Force, the Star Wars Title looks good in red letters bordered inside the silver racetracks
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: The Last Jedi
Post by: Blizzard Force on February 19, 2017, 05:47:15 AM
Thanks a lot to all of you! I'm really looking forward to Luke, just ordered a few of those cards to be printed... ;)

Also, I've made some progress again with my Rogue One vintage-style cardbacks. Here's the first new addition, the Death Trooper Specialist:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16730569_453602181637390_1149876084208459010_n.jpg?oh=67c8205f74bd6264714d4ae23b0af512&oe=5936311D)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Vintage-style Death Trooper Specialist
Post by: Tamer on February 20, 2017, 07:08:25 AM
Wow, looks great to me. Off to share!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Vintage-style Death Trooper Specialist
Post by: Blizzard Force on February 21, 2017, 02:07:44 PM
Thanks for the share, Tamer - I appreciate the continued support a lot! :)

Here's the next one, finally got around to do the Imperial Ground Crew. Really like this figure because of it's similarities as well as differences in comparison to the Imperial Gunner....and I think it's a cool concept. :D

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16832121_453603788303896_362030568943139036_n.jpg?oh=db772b5fa684e0072c32c49739d2ed4d&oe=5941AF9C)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Vintage-style Imperial Ground Crew
Post by: Stan on February 21, 2017, 07:48:43 PM
Love
The card backs! Excellent!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Vintage-style Imperial Ground Crew
Post by: Tamer on February 22, 2017, 02:53:40 AM
I like the looks of this new one too. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Vintage-style Imperial Ground Crew
Post by: Blizzard Force on February 23, 2017, 02:51:42 PM
Thanks a lot, Tamer! :)

Well, I'm currently really motivated to continue, so here's the next one, a TIE Fighter pilot. Repainted a few details on him, especially the chest box and the helmet markings (to match the pic better)...

(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16649039_454395654891376_1093110622939706686_n.jpg?oh=075ccf3f921ed8dbeba2e4d9d445acbd&oe=59473587)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One TIE Fighter Pilot
Post by: Starchaser on February 24, 2017, 12:17:33 AM
Fabulous card work. Too much to comment on except to say that I particularly like the Force Awakens Luke card. Excellent updates.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One TIE Fighter Pilot
Post by: Tamer on February 24, 2017, 03:04:44 AM
Oh yeah, great TIE Pilot. You gonna do the AT-ACT Driver? Off to share
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One TIE Fighter Pilot
Post by: hemble on February 24, 2017, 04:47:05 AM
Love the card backs mate awesome work.

Ron
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One TIE Fighter Pilot
Post by: Blizzard Force on February 26, 2017, 01:41:37 PM
Thanks a lot for the kind words, guys! :D

Oh yeah, great TIE Pilot. You gonna do the AT-ACT Driver? Off to share
Been there, done that (regarding the design). ;) I'm still missing the figure, that's why I couldn't complete it yet.....the AT-ACT is still prohibitively expensive here in Germany (350+ USD), so I'm still waiting for my chance to score it for a (more) reasonable price...

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For the Empire! There've been just so many cool and iconic new Stormtrooper pics for Rogue One, so I didn't want to use just one of those... ;) The jungle pic is a variant of my #03 Stormtrooper, I did a separate designation for the Jedha Stormtrooper because of the different Blaster rifle.

Hasbro 3,75" figures (details repainted) on my custom Vintage Collection cardbacks for Rogue One.

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16807353_455639321433676_6145147989712940765_n.jpg?oh=fd7a614387f67021353b3f0e8a01921e&oe=5970C01A)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16830984_455639278100347_2749498186894077266_n.jpg?oh=ffabc286415db9c8c52f458cf6c93393&oe=592BD88A)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One - 2 Stormtroopers
Post by: Tamer on February 27, 2017, 03:11:03 AM
Very nice  yet again. I am so liking these cards. I would have picked up all the RO figures if they looked like yours. Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One - 2 Stormtroopers
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on February 27, 2017, 01:57:24 PM
More fantastic cards and like the images you used for them . I to would have gotten them all if they were on these cards and oh yes  super articulated  lol
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One - 2 Stormtroopers
Post by: Foxtrot Delta on February 28, 2017, 07:36:40 PM
Those Stormtrooper Cardbacks are Fantastic BF
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One - 2 Stormtroopers
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 12, 2017, 01:09:18 PM
Very nice  yet again. I am so liking these cards. I would have picked up all the RO figures if they looked like yours. Off to share.
Thanks a lot Tamer! :)

More fantastic cards and like the images you used for them . I to would have gotten them all if they were on these cards and oh yes  super articulated  lol
Thanks Artie! A few months ago I'd have agreed in regards to super-articulation...now however I have to say I'm quite satisfied with the current sculpts (even if only 5POA), so I'm not that focused on SA figures anymore. That...and I just don't have enough time to customize all of those from 5POA to SA...lol ;)

Those Stormtrooper Cardbacks are Fantastic BF
Thanks a lot Foxtrot Delta! :)

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I just tried adding a video link again...and failed (again ;) ). Tamer, maybe you can help me out? Anyways...The Force Awakens - vintage-style... ;)

https://www.facebook.com/blizzardforcecustoms/videos/464227810574827
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Rogue One - 2 Stormtroopers
Post by: Blizzard Force on March 12, 2017, 01:14:48 PM
And here's one extra I completed afterwards...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17264528_10212252540010137_7368217464468681487_n.jpg?oh=8541f0a0dcb9624cf9c8941c5ad55a6f&oe=593369E4)

I got hold of a single head cast a few months ago, always wanted to use it to as a small homage to   this specific cameo... :) I think the sculpt is quite good, actually...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17265180_464405790557029_699926936127715297_n.jpg?oh=585fda51892a09e31b0000bcca759453&oe=59252E51)

I'm only missing one figure now...Luke (of course). Currently sourcing some material, hoping to have it done soon...so I can then call TFA "done" and move on to other things....already preparing for the 40th anniversary of SW at the moment, for example... ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA - vintage-style collection
Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2017, 02:21:35 AM
Now that looks awesome. So cool! Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA - vintage-style collection
Post by: Forceflow on March 13, 2017, 03:43:42 AM
Now that's one figure I'd definitely buy, even if it was 5 POA. Looking forward to the Luke custom and cardback.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA - vintage-style collection
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2017, 08:27:50 PM
Great looking cards mate, I especially like the Rogue One troopers.

Ron
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA - vintage-style collection
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 19, 2017, 08:40:44 AM
So cool to see a Daniel Craig Stormtrooper figure. The sculpt looks really good.
The Rogue One Stormtrooper cards are awesome as well.
excellent work
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: TFA - vintage-style collection
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 15, 2017, 04:11:49 AM
Hi everyone, I noticed today that a lot of pics in the thread were broken since the links hadn't been updated. I just went through all the pages, almost all the pics should be restored now... :)

Also, here's something new, I'm currently finishing a few more figures...

STAR WARS - Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Ceremony)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17884133_482513385412936_984892867841814798_n.jpg?oh=ef5a4ad5e4f494653a5d0efa59471728&oe=5999586B)

I used the regular Black Series Hasbro figure, but I replaced the soft goods for the ones from the POTF Princess Leia collection figure...they're really nice and shiny... :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: Tamer on April 15, 2017, 07:33:05 AM
Now that is sweet. My internet is acting screwy this morning, but I had to get this on the front pages.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 16, 2017, 02:57:24 AM
Thanks for the share, Tamer! :)

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The Vintage Collection will return spring 2018....  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I watched the reveal on a livestream yesterday, got goosebumps watching this.

So....this means I will stop producing custom cards, since Hasbro's stepping in again.
....lol, just joking of course. ;) I'm honestly happy that more Vintage Collection is coming - and I'm certain there'll be lots of room for more cool customs... :)

Here's the Hasbro reveal:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17861451_1425128150842299_5509221009289091571_n.jpg?oh=a9eb407ff8ca9aca86866c7e81dbd5e1&oe=59925321)

And here's mine from 2016... ;)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17903648_484080151922926_4380445519367465580_n.jpg?oh=7f8096cd6363d5e9ff437c88562612a8&oe=5952FF72)

....you know - they would've just had to ask - I'd have been more than happy to help... ;)

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I'm currently going through the OT again and completing more customs...ANH was last, so next up is ESB. :)

It always struck me as odd that Kenner reissued figures with the subsequent movies, but kept the same picture as the first release. So - here's an ESB Stormtrooper with an ESB pic...

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17951553_483937935270481_767465210569020751_n.jpg?oh=fbd658168a7b036e9e46fa73750c75cf&oe=598E6E1C)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ESB - Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on April 16, 2017, 04:59:36 AM
Great livestream image, I am gonna go share that all over.

And yours is uncanny how close it is. Maybe they used yours as the design!

Off to share the Stormtrooper too.

Lots of info in this post!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ESB - Stormtrooper
Post by: legion078 on April 16, 2017, 07:12:12 AM
Very nice work on ANH Leia (Ceremony) and the ESB Stormtrooper!! They look excellent as always!

I am also celebrating the return of the Vintage Collection next year and hope they will be of the same quality as they were when the line stopped in 2012...at the start of the Black Series there was some significant difference in quality (paint apps, packaging/blisters, sculpts, variety...!). You probably all know what I mean...

The thing I celebrate most is your design of Rey (Jakku Scavenger) on Vintage Card! This is a direct comparison of your pieces of art compared to what Hasbro does (some years later...). I am glad Hasbro woke up...finally Disney let them...

- Philipp
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ESB - Stormtrooper
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 18, 2017, 03:03:00 AM
Great livestream image, I am gonna go share that all over.

And yours is uncanny how close it is. Maybe they used yours as the design!

Off to share the Stormtrooper too.

Lots of info in this post!
Thanks Tamer! :) I don't think that I was the main source of inspiration, especially since there are a few people out there who produce(d) this card - but maybe they at least took a small hint from the customizing community this time and added it to the voices of all the people who wanted TVC to return...wouldn't that be cool? :) I have to say I'm not totally happy with their logo choice, though...why not use the movie logo?

Very nice work on ANH Leia (Ceremony) and the ESB Stormtrooper!! They look excellent as always!
Thanks a lot Philipp! :)

I am also celebrating the return of the Vintage Collection next year and hope they will be of the same quality as they were when the line stopped in 2012...at the start of the Black Series there was some significant difference in quality (paint apps, packaging/blisters, sculpts, variety...!). You probably all know what I mean...
Definitely. But I'm quite hopeful regarding this, since Hasbro's figure quality has increased again in the meantime. I've even taken quite a liking to the 5POA Rogue One figures because of the great sculpts....but only when they're on card where the static poses don't matter... ;)

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I'm currently progressing/looping through the OT movies, so after ANH and ESB, here's a ROTJ card... Custom designs are always fun, but I still want to have modern equivalents for all of Kenners's vintage figure offerings one day - so here's Malakili, Jabba's Rancor Keeper:

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18009998_485005721830369_5060843129264769670_n.jpg?oh=62b37f4a9947de56298485b59bb5e908&oe=597CFD66)

Next up...SW again. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ROTJ - Malakili
Post by: legion078 on April 18, 2017, 10:10:08 AM
Another great artwork on the Vintage Card! Malakili is actually one of my favourite figures of the Legacy Collection!


And I agree with you! Although I am not a fan of 5POA at all, I still like the idea of "Vintage nostalgia" - this was one of Hasbro's points when they (re-)introduced the 5POA Figures. It's obvious that they primarily wanted/had to cut production costs...

But as you said most the sculpts of Hasbro's figures are very nice, indeed! Some of the details only come out when you customize/repaint them, though.
And all of them look superb on your custom vintage cards!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ROTJ - Malakili
Post by: Tamer on April 19, 2017, 02:33:30 AM
Malakili looks good on the front pages. At least you can keep us satiated till TVC comes back!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ROTJ - Malakili
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 19, 2017, 01:28:02 PM
Excellent as always ! That is a future card of mine as well !
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ROTJ - Malakili
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 20, 2017, 01:09:33 PM
Thanks people! ;D

Malakili looks good on the front pages. At least you can keep us satiated till TVC comes back!
Lol...thanks Tamer. Now I feel like a stopgap... ;) (just joking ;) ) But seriously, I think even after spring 2018 there'll be more than enough chances for cool/interesting customs... :)

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Let's return to Star Wars again...this was a fun figure I wanted to do for quite some time:

STAR WARS - Chewbacca (Yavin Ceremony)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/17917603_486209938376614_1421847567652858471_o.jpg?oh=c3da07211874f299b936a38ac73f394e&oe=59851981)

Like many fans I thought it a pity that Chewie never received a medal after the Battle of Yavin. Fortunately "Star Wars Revisited", which I consider as the definitive version of SW (next to the "Despecialized Edition", of course), fixed this. ;) The figure itself was easy to do, I removed the head with boil-and-pop, shortened the head peg slightly, gave him his medal, reattached the head...et voila. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: SW - Chewbacca (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: Tamer on April 21, 2017, 02:37:46 AM
Wow another nice version. Nice to see him with the medal. Off to share.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: SW - Chewbacca (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 21, 2017, 02:29:35 PM
Its about time he got his medal with a carded figure !!!! lol  Another great card ! keep them coming
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: SW - Chewbacca (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: JDeck on April 21, 2017, 05:59:25 PM
Yes finally chewy gets the gold. Very awesome. You gotta be stoked about TVC returning. Ive always enjoyed these. Keep em coming.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: SW - Chewbacca (Yavin Ceremony)
Post by: Blizzard Force on April 23, 2017, 11:13:23 AM
Thanks you guys - especially you, Tamer, for the share! :D


You gotta be stoked about TVC returning. Ive always enjoyed these. Keep em coming.
I definitely am... ;) I don't know how many times I've watched the reveal video from SWCO so far...it gives me goosebumps every single time... :D

I'll definitely keep 'em coming, no worries... ;) I've just done a "head count" this weekend, if I didn't miscount I'm currently at 143 completed customs...and more are on the way... :D Speaking of which:

EMPIRE STRIKE BACK - Luke Skywalker (Wampa Cave)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18057784_488318524832422_2578090829997902406_n.jpg?oh=8730fcd7150c49199cf651d80ad58c51&oe=598FE501)

Luke's always the one hanging around....with his friends at Tosche Station....at Chalmun's Cantina...on Hoth... ;) This was a fun figure to do, I thought it appropriate to rotate it 180° so it matches the picture better... ;) Apart from that it's a standard Black Series Hasbro figure on one of my custom cardbacks... :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Extras - NEW: ESB - Luke Skywalker (Wampa Cave)
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2017, 02:31:45 AM
You are really doing these up great and catching all the perfect angles and nuances as you card them. Off to share the latest.