January 2017

Mr. Jedi 1977 is back with more vintage carded customs!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 31 2017
"Another carded update with something from each movie ! Special thanks going to Ds customs and foxtrot delta for helping get closer to completing my goal ! Enjoy."

I know I sure enjoyed em. Seeing these characters shared in pure vintage glory sure does take me back to the good ole days. Daggone I wish we could figures on vintage cards with full movement and excellent paint apps again!

Ron Hembling shares a new Shoretrooper Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 31 2017
"Hi All,

Doing another two diorama's and it will be two Shore troopers (Officer & Sargeant) and it will be able to go together like the 3-3/4" Shore troopers I did a few weeks back.

So far the figures are 95% done and I just need to add the red symbol to the top right side of the helmet. The figures are BS 6" Shore troopers Sargeant and I converted one to a officer by removing the karma and adding thigh armour and the Sargeant's karma was removed and replaced with a cloth one.

I glued the joints and then puttied then up and then added tissue to the cloth sections and then they were painted and weathered using Vallejo and Game Workshop paints.

The bases so far are bases from the Bandai figures and they were glued together and then balsao wood frames were added.


What can I say? It is gonna be another great one!

Dan reviews the new Exo Suits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 31 2017
"My Toysrus.com order containing 6 of the "Sentinel1" ground assault exo-suits arrived!

Size wise, they are pretty nice. Standard height Star Wars and ME Joes fit in them very well. Taller Joes and most Marvel Universe figures will not allow the front piece to lower all of the way into position. The control joysticks are quite thick and too big for most action figures to grip so they will either get shaved down or replaced completely.

The exo-suits are a bit floppy without a figure in them. They stand up just fine, but the arms will not do anything but hang at the suit's sides unless supported by an action figure."

Make sure you click through to see his full review. Dan finds all the good stuff!

Kenneth Penix shares more of his custom 6" Mandos...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 31 2017
"Tell me what your guys think of these 6inch mandos so far.im going to go on the bounty hunt for more jangos soon."

That was his post on our Facebook Page. Let him know what you think!

Forceflow is back with a Bounty Hunter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 30 2017
"Vig Yazat – Bounty Hunter

Nobody told this guy not to wear white after Labor Day. And with that rifle and armor, who would?

Not much backstory, other than a generic "Star Wars" bad guy. Looks like he raided a military surplus store... I see pieces from the Clone Wars, Imperial Snowtrooper, and Mandalorian armor. Apparently, he's not picky about his gear. At least this way, he fits in with original AND sequel trilogies.

This was mostly an experiment to use up fodder with like colors. The grunge excuses my crappy paint job. Other than part combinations, I was inspired by the prototype/Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett.

Trivia: the rifle is a cut down Dragunov sniper. It was a bit too spindly for my G. I. Joes, so I thought it worked well for Star Wars without much modification."

He looks pretty merc to me!

OC47150 is back with a mega-update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 30 2017
"Long overdue for an update. The holidays are over and I'm getting my custom materials out of storage.

Here are pix of items I did last fall. Have several new customs in the pipeline.

First up is a Mando. Came across this GI Joe head (it's from the cancelled Jurassic Park line) at a toy show and knew it would be perfect for a Mando. He just looks like a rough customer with the face tattoo. The backpack is from a Falcon figure.

Next is a generic Republic Commando. The figure was the plain white commando that came in the comic two-pack. I added the generic clone head, and painted it. The paint scheme resembles Sev."

Trust me he is just getting started. I like the look of some of his non SW Customs too.

Bill Stellin shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 30 2017
Take a look at his customized Yoda Diorama and tell me that isn't just a great way to start the work week. Wow the detail on this is incredible!

A new episode of Customizing the Clone Wars...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 30 2017
Looks like they are discussing Celebration Anaheim and Season 3 in this latest podcast.

Dan is getting into Toy Fair Mode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 29 2017
He will be heading back into New York to cover all things Toy Fair for us again this year. Thanks Dan!

To go along with that we are signed up for the Hasbro Preview Event taking place on that Saturday. Do you have any burning questions for Hasbro that Dan can ask while there? Post em here!

Wampa 1 updates his TFA Han...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 29 2017
"Speaking of Han, though, a few more updates. I really like the 5 POA headsculpt but it's TINY and looks silly, especially next to unmasked Kylo. I swapped it with the Black Series head, and painted the hair grey. Also added a splash of colour to the little bullet things on the jacket."

Talk about a great rendition of this character. Wampa1 puts great stuff together.

JDeck clues us in on a great Bandai Star Wars Video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 29 2017
It is pretty cool to hear them talk about their attention to detail in their Star Wars Line!

The latest from Tunghori...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 28 2017
Asia eBay Powerhouse Seller Tunghori is still going strong. If you want to buy figures at great deals and in bulk this seller is usually the first place to look.

After reading Darth Daddy's post about getting his Rebel Fleet Troopers there I had to go look. He has 157 separate action figure listings as of this post.

Darth Daddy checks back in with some Rebel Fleet Troopers...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 28 2017

Sometime last year, eBay seller Tunghori was selling the Vintage Collection's Rebel Fleet Trooper in bulk and we jumped at the chance to diversify our Rebel brigade by doing some head swaps to swell our ranks. Most of the heads were just spares we had floating around in a container we had full of random heads from G.I. Joe, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean action figures. It was a quick and easy project that had a huge payoff. Since these troopers feature so heavily in the film Rogue One, we figured that this would be a great time to show you all the possibilities for enhancing your home displays. It was also a cool opportunity to show off our "Tantive IV Passageway" diorama made by Star Wars customizer, Boutros77.

Wouldn't it be lovely if Hasbro brought back the army building packs and issued us one of these sets to celebrate both Rogue One and the 40th anniversary of A New Hope? We think army building sets of Rebel Fleet Troopers would fly off the shelves."

Well now that is one cool group. All he needs now is a Vader to chop em up! And yes it would be quite awesome for Hasbro to bring back some army building packs. By the way stay tuned for the link if you have any questions to ask Hasbro for our Toy Fair visit next month!

JDeck shares the latest news from Bandai...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 28 2017
"So Bandai is making a couple of Yoda kits. It's a two for one deal. A 1/6 prequel Yoda, and a 1/12 Yoda statue (no articulation). It's kind of odd, but this would be first non armoured figure in kit form. I would get it just for the ESB yoda statue. I think they are going for about 30 USD.


Also in March comes the 1/144 AT-AT. I think im the last one to know about this. I didn't find out until yesterday on the BBTS ad. But anyway. Its all up on their official website.


Comes with little tiny drivers and looks like alternate hydraulic inserts fot the legs, depending on the position you place it."

I am gonna have to have probably that Yoda and that AT-AT for sure!

Mandalore 25 creates what could be his best custom yet...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 27 2017
"Today I think I have one of my best, Darth Sion from KOTOR II. Sion was a casualty of the Great Sith War (Exar Kun War), but in facing certain death he found that calling on all his pain, anger, and hatred, he could acheave immortality at the cost of eternal agony. He's mostly a Marvel Univers Draxx with Starlord lower legs, then dremeled the cuts into the figure (dremeled the jawline too, Sion's isn't as square as Draxx), accentuated them with a knife, black washed them so they're visible under any light. Disappointed with the skin tone a bit, too grey, next time I think I'll add some more flesh tone to it, and the right eye is till a little too big.

If anyone is interested he's listed here:"

I don't know what he is talking about with the grey, it looks fantastic. It is definitely one of the best versions of this character I have seen and I have seen a few.

Stronox is back to Star Wars Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 27 2017
"Back onto commissions...

Kao Cen Darach..."

Yepper, looks fantastic as is normal fare for his customs.

Hector Edson Gonzales shares a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 27 2017
He is building a trophy wall for a certain gangster we all know and love.

The Closet Jedi customs shares new wip on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 27 2017
I think we can all recognize this scene. It already looks great.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 26 2017
This is the droid you are looking for! Hot Toys brings you R2-D2 as an astonishing collectible figure specially crafted based on the appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a meticulously crafted diecast metal dome, touch LED light-up functions, detailed mechanical construction with weathering effects, and remote controlled sound effect function featuring 12 R2-D2 sounds! Don't pass up the chance to add this stunning Astromech droid to your Star Wars collection. $219.99

The Crusher and Raven Xenomorphs from the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines are available as a 1/8 scale collectible action figures! These articulated creatures feature extendable tongues, interchangeable hands, and stands so you can pose and display them in your sci-fi collection. $44.99 Each

The Stormtrooper designated FN-2187 and Finn from The Force Awakens gets a MAFEX figure from Medicom! He's about 6.3 inches tall and is equipped with newly designed joints for improved articulation! He includes his blood-smeared helmet, non-helmeted head, 2 blasters, and interchangeable hands. $69.99

From Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back comes a model kit of the AT-AT in 1/144 scale! The 4-legged mobile transport vehicle features stunning details, individually movable joints, and removable side panels. $47.99

Beast Kingdom presents their exclusive PX Previews Egg Attack Star Wars figures of the Death Trooper and Shoretrooper! Each tiny articulated collectible figure includes interchangeable hands, weapons, and accessories. $74.99 Each

From the Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, Wonder Woman makes her big-screen live-action debut—and now she's joining Medicom's MAFEX figure lineup! Standing 6 inches tall, she features several points of articulation for all kinds of heroic poses, sword, shield, and Lasso of Truth. $47.99

Hasbro brings you 6-inch Star Wars figures for their Black Series, this time featuring Princess Leia, an AT-AT Driver, Obi Wan Kenobi, Sabine Wren, Darth Revan, and a Snowtrooper. These articulated figures include weapons and accessories and come in window-box pacakaing.

Stronox gives us something totally different...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 26 2017
"And now for something totally different...Anyone who knows anything about Big Red knows his origins and his specific differences to other Preds...Ever since I first saw him back in the day I have wanted to make him and now with Neca's new AVP Pred molds I have finally gotten around to doing it the way I have wanted..."

Well now that is pretty rad looking. Wait till you click in and see the base he made to go with!

Mandalore 25 gives us a second custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 26 2017
"Second is a companion from KOTOR, Mission Vao who helped a broken Revan escape sith occupied Taris. The base is Barris Offee, with the arms, and head from a light blue Boss Fight female blank, so the arms don't wear. I sculpt her Lekku, but I think I put them too far forward on the head, made it so the headband had to be low, not as character accurate as I'd like, but I'll try her again sometime.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here:"

She also looks very good to me.

Mandalore 25 gives us a new Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 26 2017
"Got two today, the first is another of Darth Krayt's One Sith order, Darth Ruyn, master of Darth Talon, until her final test, killing her master. Slightly modified Bib Fortuna head, on some G.I. Joe figures, Snake Eyes, with Zartan arms I think?

He's listed here if anyone is interested:"

He looks good to me!

Ajunta Pall gives us three new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 25 2017
"Heres another few customs I did from early 2016 i never posted here. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for looking

1-2) Darth Sidious (Clone Wars)
3) Ben Kenobi ( ANH)
4) Old man Jedi Anakin Skywalker (ROTJ)

I like his effects with that Sidious. Great looking custom figure too!

Ron Hembling is back with a First Order Trooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 25 2017
"Hi All,

Another easy build and base.


Figure - is the Bandai FO trooper and was built straight out of the box and was painted using Vallejo and MIG paints yes I know new paints and I have found the MIGS paints are on par with Vallejo.

I have had people email and PM me as to why I am doing articulated figures and the reason is that I have a Con coming up in June and I will have a table selling my pieces and I had people ask me will there be articulated figures this year at the table and so that is why I have been doing some of them this way.

Base - is very simple it is the troopers base with balsa wood sides and then a mix of 40% sand and 60% spakfilla was mixed together with a little water and then it was spread over the base. Once dry I gave the sand a wash of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand and the small wall is a piece of high density foam and I pulled pieces of it and added spakfilla over it then painted it Vallejo Iraqui Sand and then a light wash of Vallejo Beige Brown.


I always like how Ron describe exactly how he does everything. He really doesn't leave any of us much excuse to not go out and try a few things like this ourselves!

JDeck paints up his Imperial Shipyard...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 25 2017
"I've been debating whether to paint it dark grey or light grey or even hull red brown. So I ended up with a medium grey. It is light but it contrasts the near white of the Star Destroyer. I will paint the hangar interior darker, and meybe some of the rigging hull red. I still need to build the Star Destroyer specifically for this build, meybe in the building process. We'll see, easier said than done. Im actually watching a show about how mega ships are built, that's another reason I did this build, I'm a big nerd about stuff like this."

I am really, really liking this project.

KRZTFR is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 25 2017
"I made a Sith Acolyte based on the SWTOR Decieved and Hope trailers. Recipe: His body is one of the Nolan Batman toys I picked up at Goodwill. I shaved the ears and face down, sculpted mask (first time and with Sculpey III) he has Darth Mauls soft goods skirt as well as the cloak and rubber belt. The control pieces on the gauntlets are the mouth/nose pieces from the Hasbro 6 inch Biker Scout.

Weapon: I gave him a scratch built saber from styrene tubing, and the blade was salvaged off of a Star Wars Unleashed DarthVader statue that was too bent to keep."

He looks like the perfect Sith to me!

Waffle Cooper shares a great Falcon Conversion video!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 25 2017
He said someone told him to post it to our site and than was definitely good advice. I like the look of this. Frankly, I would love to see a thousand different variations on the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!

Blizzard Forces creates a the Last Jedi Card!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
"After yesterday's announcement, I was just too excited and couldn't wait to get started on this:"

It would be so cool to see them do this new movie line in vintage style format; as you can see how great they would look by the above image!

Foxtrot Delta makes some 6" Vintage Cardbacks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
"Some friends of mine wanted these made for their figures so here are some samples."

I would love to see the six inch line go to vintage cardbacks. I hope to see how these get carded up!

Stronox is back with some Sith Lords...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
"Here are some random Sith Lords I made up just for fun and to take a break from all the commissions! Both are GI Joe articulated and have removable robes and capes with wired seams."

Wow, both seem fantastic. Here is a link to eBay if you would like to own em. There are also some great JOE Zombie Vipers I noticed up for grabs too.

Kenneth Penix shares customs on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
I am liking the looks of all his 6" Custom Mandos. Personally, I don't see why Hasbro doesn't repaint a Mando each time for inclusion in each new six inch wave. I think they wouldn't be able to keep them on the pegs!

The Closet Jedi adds to his Balcony Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
This is really getting in depth. I can see you recreating any cityscape type dio with all of these great parts!

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY Shoretrooper wearable replica helmet...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 24 2017
"Payment Plan options are now available for our ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY Shoretrooper wearable replica helmet! These 1:1 scale fully-lined fiberglass helmets are recreated from screen-used assets for exacting detail in reproduction. Reserve your spot in the Empire now!"

It looks pretty spot on to me!

Episode 8 gets the official title!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
"We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017."

Kualan gives us a new Tales From The Clone Wars!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
"A new issue of Tales From The Clone Wars to welcome in the new year!"

I like the sound of that. I can't wait till my break at work today where I will really get into this. Folks you are in for a treat!

Ron Hembling is back with a new Clone...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
"Hey All,

I did another Clone yesterday it made him into a Commander but of no one in particular. but I'm looking for a Wolfe sculpt so I can do him later down the track


Trooper - is from Bandai and is built straight out of the box. He has two phase 2 helmets one with the visor up and one down, I used the head from Hasbro's Jango Fett figure and puttied the neck section then inserted a plastic tube for length then a small piece of electrical cord that I removed the wiring and that connects to the ball socket on the neck piece. The neck cover is just a piece of stocking wrapped together then glued into place.

Base - is from the kit with balsa wood sides and then a mix of sand 40%/spakfilla 50%/paint 10% was mixed together and placed over the base and while it is hardening I made to feet impressions so that the figure can be placed on the base without falling over.

Once the mix was dry I then used potty mix and covered the base and left it to dry and then it was given a wash of Vallejo's Flat Brown and German Cam Dark Green and this was spread over the potty mix to tone down the colours. I used plants from JoeFix Studios for the palm looking palnts and the spike plants and repainted and dry brushed them and the grass tufts are from Army Painter.


Oh yeah, love that vizor on the helmet. Looks good Ron!

Mandalore 25 is back with a new Darth Azard...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
"Been a while, but I'm back with another Darth Azard from the Legacy comics. Made him with a Quarren Soldier upper half, and an A'Sharad Hett lower half with custom soft goods over that. The shoulder pads are casts, one of Savage Opress's, and the other of Darth Krayt's with points sculpt to look like Azard's.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here:"

He looks pretty tough to me!

Legion078 gets back to his Snail Tank...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
"So over the weekend I FINALLY finished (almost) all parts of the Snail Tank! Only minor things still need to be done. I'll do some drilling tomorrow and still need another refill that is similar to the other...check out your pens! It's so hard to find two of the same refills...I got all of my pens for free...one here one there...I should've taken TWO at one! :D Anyway here is the result:

I highlighted the details of the by dry-brushing it and painting all instruments."

It is looking fantastic. The before and after images are astounding!

Hector Edson Gonzales shares a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
Wow, wouldn't we all love to have that Carbon Freezing Chamber in our own collections. Great dio!

Bill Stellin shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
It was a great Jawa with mini dio last time out and this time we see a pretty cool Stormtrooper Mod. The weathering on this is fantastic as is the mini dio base the figure sits on.

Hot Toys announces 1/6 Scale TFA R2-D2...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 23 2017
I was just sent the images and the info you can find in the image descriptions above. Looks pretty awesome to me. Look for us to feature the pre-order information soon when this goes live which should be today or tomorrow.

JDeck shows a cool use for the metal earth kits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 22 2017
"I was able to get a bunch of the Metal Earth Star Wars kits pretty cheap on ebay. I got them because they are basically photo etched parts. They might be a little thicker than photo brass, but the difference is negligible. Each kit has two sheets full of different shapes, and they are pretty well detailed considering the thinness of the sheets. Works great for detailing panels, and they can be bent fairly easily."

Sounds like a great idea to me! The effect is awesome on his Imperial Shipyard.

Hector Edson Gonzales shares new Obi Wan repaint...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 22 2017
It just goes to show you that good paint apps really do push an ok figure to an over the top one. Oh if only Hasbro could find an outfit to paint this good.

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 22 2017
His fire escape balcony diorama parts just look awesome. I could easily see this being great for just about any action figure genre.

JDeck continues his Imperial Shipyard...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"Originally I was going to do something else, but I couldn't think of a cooler thing than an Imperial Shipyard on the Imperial Shipyards. I'm almost done adding parts and greebles, I'll have an update soon. Well alright meybe a peek. The forks are almost done, I still need to add detail to the hangars inside and out."

Easily one of the coolest projects I have seen started this year.

Blizzard Force Customs doing a giveaway...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"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!"

Legion078 is back with more mini-dios!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"So as I already mentioned before I was really surprised to have found model bamboo in different sizes. It seems to perfect for 1/18 scale sceneries!

And in order to celebrate these new artificial plants I just finished my latest project:

This is not directly meant to be a Star Wars Diorama, but I could easily turn it into one with an urgent message from Master Yoda himself..."

What a great dio with a great message. The full how to is at the aforementioned link.

I am ready for my team to take on the Empire!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
Most folks who know me are quite aware I am a huge Steelers fan. Needless to say I am on pins and needles right now hoping my team can be the Rebels and bring down the evil empire of Bellichick and Brady. Rothleisburger, Bell, and Brown just need to be one with the force and send two down the ole exhaust port!

Credit for the awesome image goes to the Pittsburg Post Gazette.

James Doby shows us a 6" Nihilus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
I like this buff version of this classic Sith character. I could see throwing a black soft goods cloak on this guy to really have two distinct looks.

James Doby updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
Looks like his Bacta Vader is really taking on shape. I like this version.

JDeck builds an Imperial Shipyard!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"I've had this Bandai 1/14000 Star Destroyer for a while, and it's a great little kit. However there isn't anything in the same scale to go along with it, not even the Armada miniatures. So I thought it would be cool to make an Imperial Shipyard. Though in technical terms it's more like a Slipway, or an orbital drydock, but it's where they make Star Destroyers. Right now this is just the basic frame, I still need a lot more detail. I have some photo etch 1/700 railings for the beams or whatever. But, this is the general idea. I thought of getting another SD kit and make it look like it's being constructed."

An Imperial Shipyard at Imperial Shipyards. I like that a lot!

Stan finishes up two customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"Oola, was bit of a challenge, lengthen her short neck, intense her body color with few other minor upgrades. Shasta new boots come in yesterday so he decided to tried them on."

They both look good to me. I like those new boots for Shasta too.

Ajunta Pall is back with a TCW Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"Here's a few padawans from the clone wars i did last year but never got around to finishing gungi :-\ but i really like Byph. Soon i will do the other three. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking

1) Padawans
2) Byph
3) Katooni (wip)
4) Gungi (wip)

They look good to me. I remember these episodes as they were building their lightsabers.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
Classic and iconic film collectibles are available once again for pre-order from Neca! From figures to prop replicas, there’s a must-have for every kind of collector.

You might think you've entered the Mirror Dimension when you see these out-of-this world accessory parts included in the S.H.Figuarts Doctor Strange and Flame Set! Each facial expression, accessory, and interchangeable hands are replicated with superb detail. $84.99

Grab Marvel and Star Wars characters and logos as statues, busts, and bookends from Gentle Giant! These collectible items feature series-accurate sculpt and paint application, making them practical and awesome additions.

Each 8-inch figure features an authentic cloth outfit and comes in re-sealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging anything or displayed!

The ArtFX+ Death Troopers in this 2-pack stand just over 7.5 inches, and feature magnets in their feet to provide perfect stability on the included metal display bases. Crush any Rebels that might be lurking in your home with this great Imperial army building set! $109.99

Each single-carded action figure stands 3.75 inches and feature the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! $44.99 Each

Jaeger 45 is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Quick update, will detail tomorrow.

Gailid and Vedain:

Baga the Bardok (Realistic version.)

Wow, that last one brings me back. I so need to go watch that again. I look forward to reading his full description later.

Blizzard Force gives us a video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Here's a link to a small video/slideshow I did of all my current Rogue One designs....HD ans sound recommended. Enjoy!"

You might want to give his FB Page a like while there!

Larifari shows you how to articulate up K2SO...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Let's make a another one."

And that he did along with giving you a great diagram with how you too can use parts from a Luke figure to put joints into a Rogue One K-2SO!

Gentle Giant Newsletter Bounty continues...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 18 2017

Ron Hembling completes a new Sandtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 18 2017
"Hi All,

Completed this dio finally I was just waiting on paint and pastel chalks.


Troopers - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I then covered the joints with stocking material and then painted weathered them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. The bino's I got from a mate over on FB Bandai forums and the strap is just a piece of thin leather.

Base - is from the Stannarts Dewback resin kit and the sand is a mix of 50% sand/ 45% spakfilla/ 5% sand paint. Once the lot was mixed together I then applied it to the base and once dry I then painted and weathered the rocks with Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks.


Wow, I like it all, especially that base! Neat idea with those colors.

Gentle Giant shares new offerings with their Newsletter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017

Ron Hembling shows us his final project images...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and recipe.


Pilot - is from Hasbro and I superglued the joints and then puttied them up and once the putty was dry I used tissue paper to cover the outfit. I used the open hands from the Bandai Stormtrooper so the hands could lock together as the Hasbro hands were to closed to give them that stand at ease look.

Fighter - is from Bandai is 1/72nd scale and was built straight out of the box and I used a piece of plastic rod and the end of the stand attachment that comes with the kit to secure the fighter to the base.

Base - The fighters base is the one that comes with the kit and the pilots base is two Bandai bases that comes with the figures. I glued the two bases together and the painted them and used to empty inhalers for the canisters.

I painted everything using Vallejo paints.


I think its pretty to cool to see the pilot with his chosen vehicle in a kind of reference image dio.

Rodger gives us a new video!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017
He is back in action this time painting up his Ultimate Imperial Set along with gearing up two new Death Star Briefing Sets too. It is great to see Rodger back in his shop!

Finley002 finishes his Hera...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017
"So here she is you guys. My completed Hera (minus any paint touch-ups that will be done at a later date...) in addition to the face decals, I have implemented ball-jointed shoulders and knees as well as swivel wrists. It was a frightening endeavor since I wasn't 100 percent confident on the outcome. So during the operation, I had the Hera figure in the Amazon cart ready to replace one of my daughters favorite figures. I simply didn't have the courage to attempt jointed elbows. I didn't have any joints small enough the retain the aesthetic nature of her tiny elbows. Even the smallest joints would have enlarged her elbow to "bulbous" proportions... so I'll hold off for now."

That is just the start of his most excellent description and image review you can see at the aforementioned link.

The Closet Jedi shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017
Looks like new stuff already out of the gate this Tuesday morning. It looks like a lot of fun dios are created over there.

Ron Hembling shares a new diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"Hi All,

Finished this today and will get usual pics once the weather clears up.

I wanted to have make this for a while now and finally got the Tie pilot the other day. I will also be doing a Luke (Red 5) in this style dio soon and I will get the recipe up with the usual pics.


Wow, this is a great idea. Its kind of like a reference image!

Stan is back with a new and improved version...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"More than three years ago Shasta Tiel has alway been one of my most wanted figures to be yet produce . I happy to share my newest version of him. Upgraded the whole body including a new sculpted Torso and highly fashion red boots. Update: the boot will be modified to At at driver boots, I just inform that what he wore in the movie . Thank you MrJedi1977 for the info."

He looks pretty good already to me!

Zeon Remnants joins with a custom video!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
He shows us a Custom Black Series Darth Caeudus in the 6 Inch Scale. Remember folks you can now embed videos in the forums just like Zeon Remnants!

And welcome to ISY!

Ajunta Pall is back with a mega update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"Heres a few wips I did last year Jan-Dec 2016 that I never posted here. They are all finished now of course but all of my customs are temporarily in boxes :-[ so until they are back on shelves and I can take updated pics, here are a couple I really dig from the animated series clone wars and rebels which are two very big interests of mine. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking

1)Luke Skywalker (Fan Fiction character of what I imagine Luke looking like if he were in Rebels cartoon) I realized that his belt and lower shirt was in backwards its since been fixed. Lol

2) Minister Maketh Tua (StarWars rebels)
3) young Boba Fett in mandalorian armor ( clone wars lost reels)
4) Jocasta Nu ( clone wars jedi librarian)"

All are fantastic! I like seeing all the homage being paid to Jocastu Nu!

Blizzard Force shows all he has available...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
From Rogue One, to German Vintage, to Original Trilogy (including autograph cards) to Expanded Universe (yes I am so not down with legendary canon) there is nothing other than awesome to be found. I mean it! Click here to go see the plethora of gorgeous cardbacks you can choose from.

Blizzard Force finishes his what if German Vintage Cards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"So, to finally continue - here are the other six "Krieg der Sterne" cards - #7 - #12."

Wait till you see the image of them all together. It is shear beauty! And I am just warming up when it gets to the great update from BF, prepare to scroll!

Kualan teases his next chapter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"Gosh, it's been quite the delay but the next issue is nearly ready! In the mean time here's another preview to whet your Clone Wars appetite!"

I always like hearing we are about to get a new chapter of Tales From The Clone Wars!

Trooper BR Customs shares an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"Hi guys! This is my 1st Star Wars Custom in 2017, it's a Clone Trooper modified with battle marks and some filth, also a back pack added."

Looks pretty good to me!

Legion078 talks diorama plants...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 16 2017
"So let's talk about artificial plants! Why? Because I think it's worth it! You might have noticed that it can be quite hard to find suitable material like (artificial) plants for your dioramas. That's why I would like to talk about this here!

During my time as exchange student in Michigan my host mother took me to Hobby Lobby a couple times. I can only remember this store as source of artificial plants. Most of them were not suitable for model building though, but more for decoration purposes. The second disadvantage was that Hobby Lobby or similar craft stores are not located in every city in the U.S. - for all of you living in the U.S. you might have better sources for model building supplies (like dollar stores maybe?)."

It is a nice pictoral resource base to get started. Stay tuned as I will research this myself and get you some links to get your supplied!

Larifari articulates up K-2SO...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 15 2017
It is pretty cool to see his full design process with diagram images that shows you exactly how he pulled this off. As you can see by the image above he can now put ole K2 in any pose he wants.

John Bordeaux shares to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 15 2017
I think it would be cool to see a ton of different YT Falcon Mods myself. John shared this one on our Facebook Page. I like waking up to see what new things are posted there. It is always great to see the imagination and designs of star wars customizers.

Darth Streams paints up his Ludo Kresh...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
"Here's the ludo kressh after I painted it and a pic alongside naga sadow."

He sure is putting his 3D Printer to great use!

Entertainment Earth cuts price on Cool Exclusive...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
"Hi! I’m writing to let you know that Entertainment Earth has put our exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figure set on deep discount. It’s reduced from $99.99 to $45.99! Can you please let your site visitors know before these sell out?"

Oh yeah, I can do that!

Bill Stellin shares a Jawa to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
Talk about some great custom work. I really like how his Jawa on mini dio base turned out!

The Closet Jedi customs shares new protos on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
You get an up close and personal with some of the pieces he is 3D Printing for his Death Star Pits.

James Doby shares to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
He has an interesting Vader in a Bacta Tank. We need more sets like this.

I am Elemental announce Martin Luther King Jr. Sale...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 14 2017
The image above pretty much speaks for itself. I have bought both sets of action figures for my daughter and she plays with these more than any action figures to date.

They are also up for action figure of the year in two categories; here and here so if you get a chance go vote for them!

JDeck shares new Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 13 2017
"Sweet! Bandai is making a TIE fighter/TIE advanced two pack in their non specific scale line, basically an F-toys remake. I hope it comes out to 1/144, so it will match the X-Wing and Y-wing. Either way, they are really detailed.

I also came across a picture of a possible long-term lineup in the F-toys remake line. I can't say it's 100% real. As we all know, not everything on the Internet is true. But it looks authentic. Death star, AT-AT and Super Star Destroyer would be awesome. I wouldn't mind having the prequel kits either.

Also, details are out on 1/144 TIE striker, U-wing and imperial hover tank combo. The cost is 2,376 JPY, so about 20 USD give or take. Those will be cool."

I always appreciate JDeck keeping us aware of new model and ship news!

Roberto shares on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 13 2017
What a cool YouTube Tutorial Video he shares on how to build your own Rogue One Stormtrooper Doll. The Customizers out there just continue to amaze me!

Hasbro sends official image of the 3.75-inch Galen Erso...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017

New toy! pic.twitter.com/O2idx4PcKe

— theofficialmads (@theofficialmads) January 12, 2017

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017
Iron Studios is back at it again with their amazing 1/10 scale Art Statue line featuring new Star Wars, DC Comics, and Marvel characters! These collectible polystone statues include special display bases and feature series-accurate details with hand-painted application.

Star Wars’ K-2SO, Death Troopers, and Darth Vader are S.H.Figuarts from Bandai Japan! Each figure includes character-specific weapons and accessories and feature amazing movie accuracy. These and more characters are available now!

Mezco brings you the iconic Thundercats characters as mega scale figures! These articulated figures feature series-accurate paint, sculpt, and come in collector-friendly window-box packaging for displaying.

To celebrate the Darksiders II remake, Gaya Entertainment presents their beautiful and high-quality Chaoseater Sword replica and a 10-inch statue of Death! These incredible items feature series-accurate sculpt, paint application, and other intricate details for fans and collectors alike.

Join the battle with these exclusive 50th anniversary G.I. Joe figures! Fans can collect Cobra Legion and Special Forces 3-packs and display them on their character-specific bases.

Bubba Vader shares great site for custom fodder...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017
I am not so familiar with the site, but sets of six action figures for around 10 bucks sure don't sound bad. The articulation might be a bit lacking, but for that kind of prices the modding can begin!

Ajunta Pall is back with a great Pong Krell!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017
"Next up is a project i did last year of Pong Krell and the 501st legion. Ive seen a few other customizers do this character using the Goro base but i didnt go that route with these two due to how inaccessible those base figures are and their after market price. So i made two at the same time, one for a friend and the other for myself. This project was very tedious and forced me to up my sculpting game a whole 10 notches lol however im very pleased with how they both turned out and so was my buddy.

1) Pong Krell -wip picks of process
2) Pong Krell and 501st legion

Now that looks like one fantastic custom!

The Closet Jedi Customs shares his paint day on FB...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017
He has a lot of cool projects he gave the paint treatment to yesterday. I can sure say those space station panels look great!

Woddy Harrelson joins the Star Wars Cast!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 12 2017
"Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year."

Read the full article at the official site!

Ron Hembling finishes a new Deathtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 11 2017
"Hi All,

Dio is done.


Figures - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I added stockings to the joints.

Base -is from the dewback kit from stannarts but at the moment his website is down. I painted the whole base matt black and then painted it with artist paint Slate. I then mixed spakfilla and sand and added black and a little white and applied to the base.

Once dry I then dry brushed the rocks with various shades of grey until I was happy with the look. I then used model railway static grass and once dry I used grass tufts from miniNatur and applied them using super glue.


Looks like Ron is gonna take his 2017 into overdrive before January is out!

Bronxstalker is back with a DC Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 11 2017
"So this happened....

I actually started this Batman a few months ago, but decided to get him completed for the new year, no more slacking. Time to work :)


He looks pretty tough to me!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa getting into Toy Fair Mode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 11 2017
He is showing us a new line of toys for Kong: Skull Island:

"Lanard, maker of "The Corps!", will be relasing their first ever licensed line this year!

They have the master toy license for the upcoming "Kong: Skull Island" film. While all of the vehicles appear to be reissues of previous "The Corps!" releases, and the main figures only have new actor likeness heads, the real beauty of the line lies in the creatures of Skull Island.

I plan on getting at least 6 of the spiders, 6 of the pterodactyls, 2 of the weird dinos and the full sized Kong.

Full line details:


Jacen Todd Kimball shares to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 11 2017
It looks like is having some snow fun this time around.

Darth Daddy creates a TCW Jocasta Nu...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 10 2017
"My last figure is one that I have been wanting to wrap up a while now. Originally we were under the impression that all we had to do was make the CW Darth Sidious headcast from our mold, sculpt some hair onto it, and then add it to the Brian's Toys "Jocasta Nu" exclusive action figure.

While we did do just that, we learned very quickly that there was too much of "Palpatine" in the headsculpt, and we needed to do more to the face sculpt than we had originally anticipated. By the time we finished the figure, we had resculpted the entire head except for her nose. We sunk in the hollows of her cheeks, accentuated her prominent cheekbones, refashioned her chin to remove the cleft, and make it more pointy to reflect her on screen appearance. In the end, we couldn't be happier. She looks great on the shelf alongside the other Jedi. We dedicated this figure to the actress who played Jocasta Nu in the Prequels, Alethea McGrath, who died last February at the age of 96."

Now talk about a nice tribute! Make sure you scroll around as he has added more work to some of his existing customs.

Jacen Todd Kimball shares to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 10 2017
He has a great looking Sith Lord here. I like seeing the different Sith Combinations people come up with. This one is seething with evil. I like the mini dio and base he comes with too.

The Closet Jedi shares new Dio Pieces...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 10 2017
It looks like he has about 3 blocks of NYC ready to 3D Print and dio up. It is great to have a city-scape to set your action figures up nicely!

Check out McRobo Creations!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 9 2017
Their custom made Sail Barges are just sheer works of art, but they build a lot of things and aren't afraid to go big! They have a great Facebook Page and Website.

Ron Hembling shows us a Clonetrooper Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 8 2017
"Hi All,

WIP for a commission piece of the Bandai's Clonetrooper which the client wanted to still be articulted and painted to a 501st trooper. He also asked for a very simple base with grass etc so I did a forest floor and I still need to add some more details to it.

I still need to add some minor details to the helmets and weapons and then I can give it a matt spray and the take my usual pics.


Make sure you scroll up or down to see the work in progress and then final images for both the Phase I and II Clonetrooper Helmet. Needless to say, I think it turned out great.

My Garrison Friends share a great Hasbro Toy Shop Deal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, January 8 2017
My local 501st Garrison knows I am a collector so it was great to get this message this morning about some great deals going on at the Toy Shop Right now. Poe's X-wing for $19.99 sounds good to me!

We welcome Jarvom back to ISY...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 7 2017
"Hey guys, I used to be post here as SuperdurgeCB about 2 years ago (though it was only for about a month even back then), I have always followed the site and have now decided to get back into posting here. Here is my latest custom, a 6" Jodo Kast made obviously from a Boba, hope you enjoy."

Well welcome back. I love the paint scheme on this one!

Coruscant Cantina Customs is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 7 2017
"I made a few figures a while back that I've been meaning to post, and they're currently up for sale on ebay.

First up is a Clawdite Sith Inquisitor that I assembled out of a Cato Parasitti figure (head) and a Pirates of the Caribbean Elizabeth Swann (body). The chest and back panels are from miscellaneous fodder that I painted up to match the rest of the fodder. I also painted the figure's mask, hands, and lightsaber hilt."

Looks pretty good to me. I have linked his eBay Auction if you are so inclined.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 6 2017
Join the battle to protect the galaxy with the Marvel Legends Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 02 series! This set features a mix of the GOTG Vol. 02 movie and comics. Collect all seven and you can create the build-a-figure Titus!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope Comic Images has released a line of plush figures inspired by the original 1977 toy line! Each Star Wars plush stands 10 inches tall and features articulated arms and legs. $14.99 Each

The battle of the ages continues to rage as both sides bolster their ranks! Spartan Warriors take up swords and shields against Medusa and her nefarious Gorgons! Relive the gruesome conflict with your own Spartans and Gorgons, then use the amazing H.A.C.K.S. system to mix, match and make your own! $21.99 Each

Safari features their adorable yet fierce dragon figures! These tiny replicas feature intricate details; from their scales to coloring and shape, these sculptures make great additions to any fantasy collections.

The newest addition to NECA's line of quarter scale action figures is Marvel's Merc with the Mouth, Deadpool! This incredibly detailed 18-inch figure has over 30 points of articulation for great action poses and includes his signature weapons with holsters and sheathes. $104.99

Takara presents this limited edition Unicron featuring Kranix! This articulated figure transforms from bot to world-destroying planet that can hold up to 27 mini-con figures! $169.99

Hasbro presents their 6-inch Black Series of characters from Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens! These articulated figures feature real fabric clothing, accessories, and weapons and come in window-box packaging.

Stronox makes Dash Rendar and Leebo too!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 6 2017
"Since I made Xizor and Guri...Had to make Dash and Leebo!!! Dash is made from Joe stock, but has been scaled for Star Wars...Leebo is super articulated and has a removable pack that can hold his tools!"

Daggone, but these are some of the best examples of these Custom Shadows of the Empire Characters these eyes have seen!

Don't forget Xizor, Yuri, Dash, and Leebo are all up for grabs on eBay if you want to own them!

Ron Hembling finishes up a connecting Shoretrooper Mini-Dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 6 2017
"Hi All,

I figured that I would put the last three Shoretroopers onto bases so I made three so that they can connect together. I also decided to make them into ranks so I did a normal solder, sergeant and officer.


Figures - are from the Hasbro BS 3-3/4" line and I just put them into the pose I like and super glued their joints then used plasticine to cover what little areas there was to cover and once dry I covered the cloth area's with tissue paper.

Base - the bases are thick balsa wood cut to shape and then I cut and sanded out the edges to give it a small drop, I then used a mix of spakfilla and sand and covered the bases.

Once dry I made the waves using Woodland Scenics Water Effects and Realistic Water, I used small tufts of grass from company called miniNatur and the plants were from JoeFix Studious and the clumps of small bushes and static grass are from model railway materials.

The palm trees were done by using thin branches from the garden and then I wrapped string around them and then covered then in tissue paper. The palm leaves I picked up from the local craft store and repainted them and gave them washes and then cut the end and drilled holes it the trunk and glued them inplace.


This just makes so much sense to me. I like how they can exist by themselves or go together to make a larger dio. Of course why should great stuff like this surprise me out of Ron?

Syamsul Sam shares new Rogue One Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 6 2017
It looks like he is getting after some Rogue One Rebels in a great looking dio. I always like getting up and seeing what new work is posted on our Facebook Page!

sjefke sends word on a great eBay Auction...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 6 2017
Want some articulated First Order Stormtroopers on the cheap? Well these sure seem to fit that bill. I appreciate Sjekfe sending word on the deal.

Please feel free to send me a message if you happen across any great eBay Deals. We all need cheap fodder!

Arkantos decides to not wait for Hasbro...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 5 2017
"I'm not going to wait for Hasbro to make this."

His Rogue One Combat Assault Tank looks fantastic even in the WIP Stages. Smart move on not waiting for the Big H if you ask me!

Stronox is back with a SOTE Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 5 2017
"The holidays have been pretty rough this year and I am still playing catch up as I have missed posting quite a few of my more recent pieces. As I look ahead to 2017 I have a lot of projects I want to get completed!! Xizor and Guri have been on deck for a while now, just haven't had the time or ambition to get them completed...Both Xizor and Guri have been scaled to fit in with current Star Wars collections and both have superior articulation. Thanks for taking a look at my work!"

Wow, these look spot on fantastic from what I remember from their descriptions on the EU Novel. Yes, none of that Legendary Canon Stuff for me!

Both of these great customs are also up for sale on eBay if you are so inclined.

Starchaser shares two new custom figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 4 2017
"The second custom is Odan Urr from the Dark Horse "Tales of the Jedi" comic series (a personal favorite of mine).

I sculpted the shoulder armor, the elbow and ankle spikes, knee pads, the top of the battery pack, and the wrist wraps out of "Green Stuff." The light-saber is a strut from a P-38 model with some wire attached. I think that's about it."

I really like the look of this one. Don't forget to click in and see his full recipe. I do like seeing the full list of parts that are used on a good custom!

Starchaser is back with a custom figure update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 4 2017
"I had a few hours of downtime during the holidays and was able to finish up a couple of customs after not having time to work on anything for weeks. First up is a Neimoidian remote gunner. Neimoidians have a reputation for cowardice, but not all members of the species are afraid of war. Hailing from Enarc, Gane Trebb showed an unusual interest in military history and the heroic stories of other cultures. He put his natural aptitude for electronics and mechanics and what he learned about combat together and joined a mercenary group, first as a mechanic and eventually as a technician and operator for a variety of remote control weapons and vehicles."

You can read the full recipe at the aforementioned link. I can remember when Neimoidians were common on the pegs. I can remember seeing one for a long while now!

Hector Edson Gonzales shares a new vision of Evil...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 4 2017
Wow, take a look at that and tell me it doesn't give you the shivers. I must say, this is a version of Kylo we could definitely see in the future. Reminds me of the visage of an old black and white film of Dracula I remember seeing years ago that gave me the willies!

Jacen Todd Kimball shares to Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 4 2017
I like the look of this Trooper Mod. It looks like it is snowing somewhere up north too. I always like seeing folks get out an work a dio in a snow environment.

Anovos offers Deathtrooper Bucket...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 4 2017
As you can see they are listing some of the great new Imperial Helmets we saw in Rogue One. Tell me that Deathtrooper wouldn't look great anywhere in your collection or domicile for that matter!

Ron Hembling completes a new Deathtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Hi All,

Just an easy one today, I got a 3-3/4" Deathtrooper for xmas and decided to do put him on a dio.


Figure - Hasbro's 3-3/4" Black Series figure as usual I glued the joints and then puttied them up. I painted the whole figure Vallejo's Matt Black and weathered the area's that needed and let it to dry. Once the base was done and the figure was secured to it I gave it a spary of Krylon Matt Spray and then gave the armour, eye len's and chin lights a coat of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to give them the gloss and glow they needed.

Base - is a piece of thick balsa wood and I used a 70/0 mix of sand and spakfilla and applied it to the base and before it dried I secured the figure and the small equipment box made from plastic card to the base. Once dry I painted the base Vallejo's Matt black and the dry brushed it with Vallejo's Dark brown and then added small grass tufts from a company called miniNatur .


It is amazing to see what he can turn a Hasbro Action Figure into!

Bubba Vader shows us a custom vehicle WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"I found this really cool Indiana Jones Jungle Cutter locally and thougt it was super cool, but not quite sure how to make it a Star Wars Vehicle:

However after watching RO Jedah scene, it occurred to me that the Empire would need ground clearing equipment for urban areas. Thus the Imperial Urban Grinder was born:

Structurally, it is pretty much there, but it needs to be painted in a more Imperial color scheme. The grab crane is fully functional and it in fact from a Hotwheels Death Star carrier."

Looks like it will work in the SW Verse to me!

Bubba Vader shares his adventures in molding and casting...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"The good thing about the Oyumaru material is that it is reusable. For example, I felt the third part of the Sabine 3 part mold was not good enough, so I just recast that part of the mold very easily(with the same piece), at the same time I spot molded pouches, holsters, and chest and gauntlets in seconds. I did end up using too much molding materials on several parts, which resulted in me using too much casting material (too thick), but they are easily redone or use less material."

It is pretty cool to see what results he is achieving.

Foxtrot Delta does a tribute Carrie Fisher Cardback...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"A tribute to Carrie Fisher, we will miss you, may the Force Be With You."

That Foxtrot Delta is a class act!

Our friends at Yakface share news of a Black Series AT-ST...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
Looks like Hasbro is pulling the Wal-Mart AT-ST back out of retirement and plugging in an AT-ST Driver. This was evidently found at Wal-Mart in the past few days. It sure makes sense to me.

I sure hope they didn't take the articulation out of it!

Jodo gives us a new chapter of Era of Darkness...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
Enjoy Era of Darkness VOL 2: Chapter 7. I must say those photo novel guys sure do go the extra mile to make sure we get more enjoyment from our hobby. It is another great chapter!

Kevin Watkins creates a TOR Trooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
I am reminded this is one of the offerings Hasbro is gonna bring back out of the vault here in a bit in the Black Series Line. Kevin sure does create a much nicer version though.

Darth Daddy is back with a Rebels Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Here is another custom from Star Wars Rebels. This was an action figure of one of the newest villains featured on the Star Wars Rebels animated TV series. She was created using a Force Unleashed Juno Eclipse action figure with the head and legs of an Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Irina Spalko action figure that were resculpted and modified.

Once we saw her square off against Sabine in the episode Antilles Extraction, we knew we wanted to add her to the Rebels collection.

Arihnda Pryce was a female human who served as governor of the Lothal sector fourteen years after the rise of the Galactic Empire. She was, at times, absent from Lothal, and Minister Maketh Tua would directly govern in her absence."

She looks spot on to me!

Stan finishes off Bib Fortuna...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Thanks everyone , this was a tough one to do! SA Bib Fortuna, readjusted bottom lip, new paint apps. Custom velvet soft goods, sculpted a new chest armor, fully articulated, soft good skirt."

His results are awesome!

Ron Hembling finishes his Thunderbird 2 Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and last dio for the year and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and see you all in 2017.


TB2 - is from Vivid and was given a sanding in area's that needed it and then it was given a wash using Vallejo's Olive Drab to darken the hull. I then gave the panel lines a wash of Vallejo's Matt black and retouched up the white numbering and lettering using Vallejo's Flat White.

I then measured some plastic tube and cut them all to length and superglued them to the under carriage and the attached it to the base, I then used cotton wool to make the smoke and then used pastel chalks to give it some grey in it.

Base - is four Bandai Star Wars kit bases and then I added balsa wood to the edges, I then used spakfilla for the start of the ground work. I then used dirt form the garden and the grass is model railway static grass and the shrubs are again from model railway shrubs.


With a 2016 that was that great for Ron in regards to customizing I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for him!

Happy New Year Shipyarders
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
It is hard to believe yet another year is passing us by. We here at Imperialshipyards.net want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

We also want to thank all of the wonderful custom artists who shared their work with us this year. Without you the Yards would not be as awesome as it is!

Please read our extended message and leave messages of your own as we reflect back on 2016!

Stenhunter repaints a Shoretrooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Well it has been some time since I last painted a figure.. hasn't it? Anyways.. as a birthday gift to myself I picked up one of the Scarif Shoretroopers.. found a cool costume reference that was in the movie, but not on shelves and repainted..

I have the before, the reference, comparison and some detail..."

Wow, it has been awhile but you sure don't have any rust Stenhunter!

JDeck finishes his WW2 AT-ACT!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"I'd say this project is done. First I sanded it slightly using ultra fine wet sand film. Then I added a sand yellow wash, then a black wash. Thats all you need at this scale, if it were bigger I would have done some chipping, and so forth. I added the decals, I just used the ones that I liked, they aren't exactly matching. Then I gave it two coats of matte clear. I like the way it turned out. I might have to do more WW2 mashups using the Revell AT-ACT kit in the future."

Talk about turning out great. He has done a lot of WW2 Mashups that I have liked, but this might be my favorite of his projects in this genre.

Finley002 figures out the eye decals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017
"Well... the experiment continues. So I removed skintone from around the eyes and it seemed to improve the look a great deal. As you can see with Han, I did have to pre-paint the whites of the eyes in order to make the decals "pop." And while I do think that this method has the potential of making figures more accurate, it does have some severe drawbacks. Figures like Ahsoka could benefit greatly from these decals (especially since that initial figure was woefully lacking), and my whole purpose for this endeavor was to see if this method would help me find an EASIER way to create good looking eyes for figures. But it seems as though it's just a DIFFERENT kind of difficult..."

He goes on to describe the process of how to get you eye decals on correctly. Still doesn't his Ahsoka look great!

Ron Hembling finishes his Look Sir Droid Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 3 2017

Here are pics of "Look Sir, Droids"
but I wasn't able to get out side due to rain so I did them I'm my model room with the window open to let natural light in.


What can I say Ron is on fire right now. I don't think there is any custom project he can't take on!