November 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, November 30 2017

Lots of new lithographs have just gone up from Indiana Jones, Alien, Star Wars, Futurama and more!

ANOVOS is proud to present these Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets! Each 1/1 scale collectible helmet has been recreated from 3D scans, measurements, and references from the original films. These helmets are assembled, finished, and ready-to-wear.

Captain Phasma from The Last Jedi joins the MAFEX figure lineup! She's about 17cm tall and fully posable, with newly designed joints for better action! She's equipped with interchangeable hands, long and short versions of her staff, and two blasters, as well as a fabric cloak and a posable figure stand. $94.99

Ron Hembling shows progress on his latest diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 30 2017
"Hi All,

More progress has been done on the Mech Suit dio, I have added the canopy using Woodland Scenics fine leaf Olive Green Foliage and the vines are from JOEFIX Studios.

The attack drone above the canopy was made using the Grimoire's helmet and I added two muzzle's from Bandai's DLT-19's a small 28mm shield underneath and the radar section from Bandai's R2-D2 kit.

The mech suit has been painted and glued to the base, I was going to do a camo pattern on the suit but once the khaki was painted on I really liked the plain subtle colour of it. I gave the suit a few washes of matt black and then used a model knife to add all the scratches and chips, the decals are from a an old Ma.k kit so I decided to use what was left on the suit.

The swamp section has had tape put around it so that I can use Woodland Scenics Realistic Water in layers to get a nice effect on it. I still have about 6-7 layers to go but doing it in thin layer helps it dry faster.


Ron has sure made good use of various parts for this. It looks ultra realistic to me!

Izzy Mel 45 back with a Speeder Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 30 2017
It looks to me like he has the printing down pat. Man, can't you just see these on store shelves in a vintage themed box!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with a new Mechanic...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 29 2017
"Here is a character and alien that I thought up as an addition to the Star Wars universe. This is Zigrebod, a Wonoust starship mechanic. This custom figure features a custom resin cast head, custom paint work, and is poseable. This figure is one of a kind.

This custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

We so need more characters like this on the pegs.

SID shows us some WIP Dios...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 29 2017
"Been SLOWLY working... Its hard when you have an entire line to launch ;)

I'll post previews here
. These will be just shot on a phone camera so the details will not be super clear...

Another example. First "together" then "exploded" so you can see its all individual pieces... Make anything you want!"

Looks like a winner to me!

State launches Star Wars Collection...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 29 2017
"In celebration of the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, State has launched its Star Wars-inspired capsule collection in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm. The collection includes a range of products including backpacks, cross over bags, pouches and mini backpacks."

What a great way to go Star Wars!

Ron Hembling shares progress on Mech Suit Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 28 2017
"Hi All,

Started on my 5" mech suit dio and

decided to have him in a swamp/jungle type environment

The base is high denisty foam cut to shape and then a knife was used to remove some of the base to have it have lower ground. The rocks are pieces of the foam I cut away and then ripped apart and glued on.

The tree so far has been made using foil and wrapping it up and then twisting it and the big branches and rootlswere done the same way then super glued on.

I then added tissue paper to the tree by using watered down PVA glue this helps the tissue to adhere to the foil and blend over the raised area's of the foil and once dry and painted it will look like bark.


You can already tell this one is gonna be over the top good.

KRZTFR is back with some new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 28 2017
"After losing my Power Armor figures during my divorce I not only started over I put in an upgrade in the form of articulated hands/fingers and bulked forearms in the thanks to a sewing thimble."

This looks great! He has also give us an update in his Star Wars Customs Thread too.

Stan shares some Imperial Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 28 2017
"Next up is a few Imperials! Piett has new
Headsculpt, all have upgraded bodies:

Complements of Thrawn legs
And Needa arms, torso for Ozzel
And Piett are from Ozzel figure. Still working on Rycar.

Thank everone for the support and compliments."

They look great for Imperials. Love the range of movement in these.

Coruscant Cantina Customs is back...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 28 2017
"'ve been busy for a long time with college applications, but I'm finally working on some customs again. The first is one I've been meaning to do for a while. I wanted to give my POF Admiral Thrawn a more articulated body. I don't really have any story to go along with his new outfit, but I think it looks pretty cool."

I think it does too!

Sidney sends in great word on EE Deal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 27 2017
"Yup dropped the droids down to $29 still free shipping too. I had a feeling this was happening today. Had to snag one since I really didn't care for it... But $5 a Droid is perfect."

I can't argue with that at all! Get em before they sell out folks and thanks for the word Sidney!

Big Bad Toy Store shares Cyber Monday deals!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 27 2017
There are just a ton of great deals from all of our favorite toy lines, including Star Wars of course!

Click here to go save some deniro and get your fan a great gift this year.

Jedi Minstrel is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 27 2017
"My Friends and Fellow Customizers! It has been too long. Again, just trying to keep up with the kids and all. Anyway, here is a custom that was fun to do.

Wyl Sm'th was a Padawan around 3475 before the Battle of Yavin. He was apprenticed to Kae Vis, Jedi Master. Sm'th was a bit of a maverick but Vis was always on him about his antics. Fortunately, they were few enough and Vis did most of them. As Sm'th grew older and more in tune with the force, Vis was very pleased with the young man. The true test was the resurgence of the Sith Empire. Lord Vrok, was about to land the killing blow to Vis when Sm'th saved him. Although, Vis lost his eye sight, he refused artificial eyes. He trusted in the Force. Sm'th continued on with his training and thanks to Vis, achieved Knighthood on his first attempt and with high accolades from the Council. Yet, he still could not pull any pranks on Kae Vis."

I definitely sense a theme here. It is good to see Minstrel back!

Ron Hembling finishes his BF2 Trooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 26 2017
"Hi All,

New figure from SW - BF2 Imperial Rocket Trooper 1:12 scale on Tatooine and fixed up old diorama.

Trooper - is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I added plastic top the helmet for the crest and the jet pack also made using plastic card.

The breathing control/tubes are from the Hasbro Tie Fighter Pilot BS 6" figure. The MG-15 was made from parts of the Hasbro sandtrooper DLT-19 with the barrel shortened and reattached, the magazines are from the Bandai Sandtrooper backpack and the Scope is from the Bandai Stormtrooper pistol.

The rocket launcher was made from plastic card and tube except the handles which are from the Bandai DLT-19.

Base - was one I did a few years ago and got damaged in themove to the new house so I decided to fix it up and use it for this figure.

The walls are made from blue foam with spakfilla and sand mix added to the. The antenna's on the roof are from 3-3/4" SW figures and greeblies from the parts box, the white pole is a 1/1000 Star Trek Nacelle with a soft drink bottle lid for the base.

The pieces of scrap are old asthma bottles I get of the son once they are empty, the small crates are the lids that come with the asthma spray, the pipes are pieces of plastic tube and the grates are from plastic fly squatter, the dome looking scarp is from a deoderant can and the sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand


I really like this one. So gotta get the new Battlefront II!

Stan is back with two new modern vintage customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 24 2017
"Well messa back! This with a pair of Cantina Duros, let me share this one some tough Customs to pull off! Hope everyone likes the them, I am hard at work on Rycar Ryjerd right now. Did a little head shrunken for the first time."

Wow, these looks spot on to me!

Panther shows new work on his Building...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 24 2017
"I've spent the past couple of days locked in a data centre so I have not had the chance to up date this feed so here is an update from a couple of days ago. So excuse the amount of pictures!

I found the time the other day to grab a paint brush and set to work on the pavement. Using a grey mix I went over the pavement slabs to even them out. Adding a touch of blue to grey paint and using a thin brush, I went around each slab and crack. While this was drying I did the same to cracks on the roof. A grey mixture was then used over the black and then around the side doors and window frame.

I mixed up burnt umber and red and applied that to the outer and interior walls, I was not fond of the brown brick effect it currently had.

Once it’s dry, I need to touch up the paint in places, work on the front entrance. I may add a couple of doors to it for effect but this is going to be a play set for my 7 year old nephew."

Can you imagine getting something like this under your tree at a 7 year old! I bet he gets the title of favorite uncle pretty quickly!

Rezikai is back with a new chapter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 24 2017
Enjoy the latest chapter of The Last Orders of Captain Kai.

This is a great story!

Thank the Maker gives us a Holiday Treat!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 24 2017
"This is a Thank the Maker Special Edit. With added scenes and Sub-titles. This Version of the Holiday Special you can set through without having to get wasted."

Now I am gonna watch this on my big TV this afternoon. Thanks the Maker!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store is ready for Black Friday!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
Lots of brands are on sale including Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, TMNT and DC. Find great deals such as Transformers Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime for $99.99!

These highly accurate collectible figures feature skillfully crafted helmets, body armor, and outfits, specially applied glossy red colored painting on their armor, bladed weapons, and a character-themed figure bases. $204.99 Each

Captain Phasma and a First Order Stormtrooper get new S.H.Figuarts action figures based on theer appearances in The Last Jedi! Phasma's armor features a metallic appearance that makes her unique Stormtrooper suit stand out even more, while the First Order Stormtrooper is equipped with weapons and 3 shoulder pauldrons. $139.99

Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.

Ron Hembling starts an Imperial Rocket Trooper!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Hi All,

I took a few days off after the last dio build and have been playing Star Wars BF2 and have been really enjoying it. So saying that I decided I would start a 1:12 build of the Imperial Rocket Trooper from SW BF2.

I have used a Bandai Storm Trooper and covered the joints with black stockings and added the raised part in the middle of the helmet using plastic card and putty.

The rifle is a mix of Hasbro's BS Storm Trooper and Sandtrooper weapons eith parts also used from Bandai weapons and plastic card.

The rocket launcher so far is made using plastic tube and plastic strips and the trigger is is from a Bandai E-11 blaster and the tubes and chest controls are from the Hasbro BS Tie Pilot.

The base I'll be doing is a Tatooine one as that is the only time I play the Rocket Trooper as there is so many roof tops in the new game to hide on.


Yepper, that new BF2 is rubbing off in a good way on Ron!

Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Hi All,

Here is another little project I'm doing using a 1/144 Gundam Grimoire kit and making it into a mech suit. I have seen a few people do this and thought it was a great idea so thought I would give it a go.

The helmet is from a Figma racing driver which fits in perfectly with the mech suit, the whole figure is roughly 5" tall so it is about 1:16-1:15 scale and the weapon is from the Bandai Shore Trooper ans I removed the butt.

I haven't decided on a colour scheme yet but I will be having him hiding from a drone so the enemy don't catch up with him


This is gonna rock!

Starchaser is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Its been since March that I posted a picture of a new figure. And... it's been since March that I've had the time to build anything at all (that's eight months!). I finally had time to put together a figure that should have been made back in the EU days by Hasbro.

Winter (a.k.a. Targeter):"

Wow, I like her!

Jaeger45 back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"I wasn't super excited about the lack of porg population and diversity found in The Last Jedi line. So, I got to casting and modding...

Ahch-To needs a colony, after all! A few dozen porg and an aquarium decoration later...

Luke and a quick SA Rey round out the scene."

Now that is great!

Dag Marus shows more Hoth Dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"I did a little more work tonight and threw in a few older Hoth Rebels. Now if I only had a bunch of extra, old Snowtroopers to give him."

Now this is one great gift!

Izzy Mel 45 with Speeder Updates...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Finished Ubrikkian Speeder, at least the outside is anyway..."

He also shows some updated work on the Lars Speeder too.

Panther getting there on his Building Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Over the weekend, I have applied a second coat of paint to the exterior and interior. This was quickly followed by a coat of dark burnt umber for the wood work, both floors and supports.

For the roof, I cut a piece of black foam board, removed the top layer of card and glued it to top of the roof. Texture of the black foam board, painted black works as both texture for the roof and another layer to child proof the set.
With the pavement I sprayed a coat of white, then while wet I sprayed a coat of black paint. Another coat of grey is needed to cover the blacker areas."

Now that is nice!

JDeck is back with a Stormtrooper Field Marshall...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"I made my "head canon" interpretation of a Stormtrooper Corps Field Marshall. Its just the officer from the KMART exclusive scan crew. With a GI JOE Flint head. I used the armor from the TVC ATAT commander. I painted the peices gloss black with a smoke clear coat. I wanted to make something reminiscent of the Waffen SS commanders black parade uniform."

I like it!

The Boo finishes his Tyderium!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Ok, all done!

Got it all buttoned up, weathered and mounted on the stand (which is an old record turntable, painted and weathered)
Not sure what the next project is gonna be, I might do another B-Wing, it's been years since i did one, and I've learned a lot since then. Who knows, we'll see."

Uh, wow!

Rodger shares on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
It looks like he is back at work on an Echo Base Shelf!

Entertainment Earth starts Black Friday early!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
It looks like they have a bevy of items including the Order 66 Clone Trooper 4-Pack for only $39!

Click here for the full list.

Science and Star Wars: Boba Fett's Amor Gets Torched...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 22 2017
"Hi Shawn,

Lucasfilm and Disney today released a new episode of Science and Star Wars on the science of Boba Fett. In this week’s video, the actor who plays Boba Fett, Daniel Logan, joins the show to test the bounty hunter’s armor against stabbing knives, a 2-watt blue laser diode and an arm-mounted flamethrower.

WATCH: Daniel Logan Uses Arm-Mounted Flamethrower To Test Strength of Boba Fett’s Armor

As the Star Wars universe’s most famous bounty hunter, Boba Fett has an armored chest plate, a back-mounted jet pack, wrist gauntlets housing a fiber cord whip, and a mounted blaster and a mini-flamethrower. Watch what happens when the actor who played young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones tests a recreation of Boba Fett’s armor, a 5.5 Kevlar vest — whose tensile strength makes it 5x stronger than steel — against Star Wars-level weaponry."

Pretty cool show if you ask me!

Toys R Us showing some great Star Wars Deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 19 2017
Part of their early Black Friday Campaign. I just glanced at this this morning and noticed a ton of great Star Wars Deals. It is definitely gonna be a good Christmas if you put Star Wars Toys under it!

Dag Marus is back with a Hoth Update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 19 2017
"When I was a kid, I would watch those toy commercials where these kids got to play in these scaled, cool environments and I always wanted that. Well, I have a nephew now who's a massive Star Wars fan and experience in diorama this is his Xmas gift."

How come I couldn't get an uncle like this when I was a kid? Wow!

Grandl27 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Iden Versio 3.75 Custom"

Now this turned out awesome!

Panther sends in an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Last night was time to work on the pavement surrounding this building. Cutting out a piece of foam board, marking out where the building will sit on board. I marked out the curb and pavement slabs which run across the front of the building. Either side of the building I want it to look like a concrete alleyways.

Still need to add second coats of paint to building and paint the pavement."

Talk about looking fantastic!

Facebook, Fitbit, Industrial Light & Magic, Instagram, Twitter, Google and Lucasfilm Join Forces With littleBits to Inspire the Next Generation of Inventors at Droidathon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, and Kelly Marie Tran Named As Judges For littleBits Inventor Competition Running November 15 - January 10

San Francisco, CA – November 15, 2017 – littleBits, the award-winning company that empowers kids to be inventors, joined Lucasfilm today to reveal never-before-seen Droids designed by technologists from top Bay Area innovators, all created in celebration of a global competition aimed to inspire the next generation of inventors and shed light on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

Held at the Lucasfilm San Francisco campus, iconic Bay Area technology companies came together for the first-ever “Droidathon,” an event for kids from local organizations including the Black Girls CODE, Booker T. Washington School Community Center, The Boys & Girls Club, and the YMCA where inventors showcased their Droid creations and discussed their ideation and inspiration. Using the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit as a starting point, teams of engineers, programmers, and designers created innovative Droids using the core electronic building blocks together with 3D printing, craft material, soldering and programming. Initial photos from the event can be found here. More content will be available the morning of November 16.

The Droidathon kicked off the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit which invites kids, families, and Star Wars fans—residing in the US, UK, and Canada - to share their own unique Droid creations with the inventor community. The competition will run from November 15, 2017 to January 10, 2018. Fans and families will be able to submit their own Droid design creations, with qualifying submissions judged by Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy) and Kelly Marie Tran (the actress who portrays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) alongside Ayah Bdeir (founder and CEO of littleBits) and Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm).

“Star Wars has always expanded kids’ imaginations and inspired them to see what is possible,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We’re excited to collaborate with all of these incredible companies and littleBits to showcase the power of STEAM in action and inspire the next generation of inventors.”

Both the Droidathon event and competition seek to inspire kids to explore technology and think of themselves as inventors: to accept challenges, make mistakes, persevere, and feel the triumph and pride of creating something with their own two hands. The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit is a gender-inclusive product that celebrates kids’ own self-expression and ingenuity, while showcasing the same characteristics of imagination, grit and invention that are embodied in the Star Wars franchise. For more information about how young inventors can get involved, visit

“We believe the two best way to inspire kids about STEAM is through fun and role models. What
could be more fun and inspiring than seeing the world’s top innovators and role models creating the
weirdest Droids anyone has ever seen?” said Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO with littleBits. “We’re thrilled to work together to inspire kids of all ages, backgrounds, genders and interests to become tomorrow's change-makers."

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
With the Black Panther Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie–based Marvel characters. Each 6 and 12-inch scale Black Panther Legends Series figure is highly articulated and features a movie or comic-inspired design, making them another worthy addition to the Marvel Legends Series.

McFarlane finally brings your favorite explorers to their 7-inch scale lineup! Each action figure is sculpted from the image of actor and designed with over 12 points of articulation for dynamic posing. $17.99 Each

Aside from the amazing costume, the figure also comes with assortments of weapons and accessories such as a the sword, a shield with weathering effect, two pairs of Wonder Woman’s signature Bracelets of Submissions, her Lasso of Truth, bullet sparkling effects, and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.

The popular video game franchise Mortal Kombat is the latest to join Funko Action Figures! These fully articulated figures stand roughly 5.5 inches tall, many of which hold deadly weapon accessories! The series includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kitana, and Liu Kang. $14.99 Each

A new custom from I-am-Boba-Fett...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"Here's another custom Clone Wars style ASAJJ VENTRESS DARK DISCIPLE figure that I created. This was a commissioned piece for a customer that wanted one after they saw the first one I had made back in 2016. This custom 3.75" action figure features one of my custom resin cast Asajj with hair heads and one of my custom resin cast Asajj bounty hunter helmets. She has custom made vinyl clothing and strapping. Custom sculpting, resin cast hip pockets, armor, and custom paint work."

Wow, he has been back with some great work eh!

Ron Hembling back with a new Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"Hi All,

New Rogue One dio 1:144 scale.

U-wing - is from Bandai and is the 1/144 scale and built straight out of the box. I painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Figures - the rebel troopers are from PEGASUS and are U.S Modern troops, they were in a desert cam and I just used Vallejo paints to repaint them.

The Stormtroopers are from the old AMT Hoth set and I did some sanding to remove the karma's and the back of the helmets and they were painted using Vallejo paints and then given a light wash of matt black.

Base - is from local hardware shop and the sande is a mix of spakfill/sand/Vallejo Iraqui Sand/PVA glue. The palm tree's I got from a bucket of pirates which had all these palm tree's so I removed the palms and the cut the trucks off the bases and then wrapped them in tissue paper and applied watered down PVA glue.

Once the tisse was dry I removed all the palms from the O-ring they were attached to and repainted them, I then painted the trunks and glued the palms back on to the truncks.

The grass tufts are from Army Painter and were perfect for this scale to simulate tall grass, the bushes are from Woodland Scenics and pulled apart and glued in place.

The patches of water left over by the high tide was done using Woodland Scenics and I added a little Vallejo Beige brown to the water once it was poured.


Now that is one awesome diorama!

More reviews from Larifari...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
This time out he is back with even more reviews of the Wal-Mart Exclusive 3.75" Wave. I really like how his images capture what we as fans want to see; the movement, the sculpt, the paint apps, etc. Definitely a must see to truly appreciate the figures in my opinion.

Introducing MICRO FORCE - Hasbro's NEW Star Wars Collectibles!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: December 2017)
Collect the Galaxy of fan-favorite characters with the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment. Each figure has a squishable feel and unique pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic STAR WARS scenes to life! These stylized and movie-inspired micro collectibles include iconic characters such as REY, FINN, DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each blind bag includes two figures and a collector card. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on"

Ready more about if from the official site who got an exclusive reveal:

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with a new Droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 15 2017
"Here is a custom Star Wars OLD REPUBLIC MEDICAL DROID figure. This 1:18 scale custom figure features one of my resin cast heads, lots of articulation, sculpted details, and custom paint work.

This one of a kind custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

I like the look of this one!

A new review from Larifari...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 15 2017
This time out it is an image review of the Elite Praetorian Guard.

Panther gives us an update on his latest build...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Last night first coat of paint applied. Black for the fire escape, light grey for the roof and a grey/burnt umber mix for the bricks.

I completed the outside and inside the ground floor it by the then it was late last night and I’d run out of the made up paint and was too tired to do the 1st floor. The outer steps I made up a medium grey and for the surrounding border.

This morning I had to quickly spray the fire escape because the paint I had used had been absorbed into the wood.
2nd coat needs applying then numerous washes to weather the exterior of the building. The floors need painting and a pavement still needs to be done."

I would say this is coming along nicely!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Here's a custom Star Wars FEMALE FARGHUL figure created by me. Farghul are cat like aliens in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This 3.75" figure features one of my exclusive resin cast heads molded from an original head sculpt that I sculpted a few years back. I "weathered" her jumpsuit and boots with different paint washes. Her hands have custom sculpted fur details added. I custom painted her head, hair, and hands to complete her.

This custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

Looks good to me!

Ron Hembling creates a Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Hi All,

New dio.


Falcon - is from Bandai and is the mini Falcon. I built it straight out of the box and painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Base - I got from the craft shop and the destroyed piece of hull was done using plastic card and plastic tube. I painted it with Vallejo's German Grey and then gave it a few washes of Vallejo's matt black and the dry brushed it using Vallejo's Medium grey.

The rust was done buy using a light brown and light red pastel chalks and making a powder with them and then mixing them together. Once they were mixed together I then used mixed it with a small amount of water and added it the hull section.

While it is drying I then use a almost dried baby wipe and dap away at the areas that I applied the rust mix until I was happy with the result.


Looks awesome to me!

Larifari does a pictoral review of the WM Black Series 3.75" Rose...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Resistance Tech Rose"

Part of the support Crew that keeps the Resistance starfighters flying,Rose has hated the First Order since she was a child.Now able to fight back against the enemy,Rose keeps her focus on her mission." (From the back of the box)"

He has done a great pictoral review showing all the right articulation.

JDeck is back with a REBELS Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 13 2017
"This is my interpretation of Governor Pryce, from Star Wars Rebels. It is a common custom, but like every custom it is a little different. I used the Deena Shan body with Irina Spalko head. I made code cylinder and rank plaque using Miliput. I put a black wash on the face to highlight the cheekbones and facial features."

She looks spot on to me. Reminds me I have a lot of catching up to do on that particular show!

Rezikai is back with new fan fiction...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 13 2017
He is back with a new chapter of The last orders of Captain Kai...

I must say it is a pretty good story.

Its almost time!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 13 2017
James Doby posted this on our Facebook Page and man I was just wondering how many days till. And to think we got news of a brand new trilogy before the second movie hits. Ah its a great time to be a Star Wars Fan.

Remembering our Veterans today!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 11 2017
We here at would like to thank veterans and their families for their service. Remember to take some time today and honor those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy today!

Dan fills us in on a new Marauder Task Force Kick Start...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 11 2017
Looks like there is a role playing game in the works!

"Action figure based tactical combat game that can be played as part of a roleplaying game or one-on-one skirmish style game!"

Halnarthax87 is back with some SW Mad Science...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 11 2017
"Up next, my own imperial mad scientist... who yes, looks an awful lot like Admiral Screed. Specializing in cybernetics he experiments on imperial prisoners turning them into obedient cyborg super soldiers. Oh, and the other guy. In the latest Marvel Star Wars issue Ashes of Jedha part 1, we're introduced to Commander Kanchar, who is this crazy sinister mash of Captain Hook, Tee-hee and I'd say... Ernest Hemingway?"

Now there's a mix! I like the update!

Izzy Mel 45 finishes up the detail work on the Lars Speeder...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 10 2017
"Here is the Lars with all it's details. Now off to prime, sand, prime, sand, then paint, etc....

So many parts to sand and paint....."

This has been one fantastic project to watch. I can't wait to see it painted.

Rian Johnson to create new Star Wars Trilogy...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 10 2017
"Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce."

Read the full article from the official site here.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 9 2017
The One:12 Collective Ragnarok Thor figure captures both the character’s unique physique and his richly detailed costume. In addition to swords, shield, and mace, he features a helmet with film accurate rotating wings. $80.00

Each 3.25-inch collectible Thundercats vinyl figure features several points of articulation, accessories, and a collector's card!

Grab your favorite town-destroying tokusatsu character as articulated figures from Bandai Japan! Each collectible features series-accurate sculpt and character-specific accessories.

NECA brings horror, sci-fi, and classic movie fans new life size and 7-inch scale collectibles! Each articulated figure features series-accurate details, weapons, and accessories, while their lifelike weapons are perfect for cosplay.

Izzy Mel 45 updates his Speeder...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 9 2017
"Well I’m almost done with the 2nd prototype. You can see it compare to the 1st version. It’s approximately 15 inches in length and over 36 + hours of printing and I still have a few more details left to print."

Wow, that is one great speeder. Wouldn't you just love to see that in a vintage motiff box!

Halnarthax87 is back with more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 9 2017
"Whaddaya do with spare parts as a customizer? Why, make Saw Gerrera's Partisans of course. Mostly.

The Lasat is a combo of Beast and the Ralph Macquarie Chewbacca. In my head canon he's the one who executed all of Agent Kallus' squad.

And of course bald Saw. Redlettermedia once suggested Forest Whitaker would have been a better choice to play a Jedi than Samuel L. Jackson. Well, I can safely say that Samuel L Jackson probably would have made a better Saw Gerrera than Forest Whitaker.

And yes... in my head canon, Saw Gerrera slices off imperial prisoners' heads with a buzz saw called Gerrera's saw. Because, you know, he's a terrorist."

They all look great to me.

Stars Wars & Artificial Intelligence: How Close Is Real-Life Science to C-3PO?
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 9 2017
"Lucasfilm and Disney released a new episode Science and Star Wars on the science of Artificial Intelligence. In this week’s video, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels joins researchers in the lab to explore how close real-world science has come to A.I. in the fields of medicine, education and technology.

Droids that run a fictional version of A.I. are some of the most memorable characters in Star Wars. From K-2SO to AP-5, A.I. is no longer science fiction fantasy, but something that collaborates with and augments human intelligence.

The episode tackles:
How a computer program can take all the dialogue from all 10 Star Wars films to decipher characteristics about C-3PO. The conclusion? C-3PO is “a friendly fellow, very tentative, but overall exquisitely agreeable.”

How A.I. helps doctors more accurately diagnose patients and teachers tailor lessons to ensure kids get the most out of their education.

How the visually impaired are aided with an app that targets location and beacons in the environment, helping them to move around in the real world."

Ron Hembling completes his Boulder Chase Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 8 2017
"Hi All,

The Indy boulder dio is now complete. I used a plastic stencil to do the stencilling on the crate and then gave the figure and the dio weathering using pastel chalks.


Now that is one fantastic diorama. Makes me want to go watch Raiders again!

Dan fills us in on some I Am Elemental News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 8 2017
It looks like the Jim Henson Company is going to develop a series back on their action figures!

Stocos is back with some Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 8 2017
"Here's a custom Darth Arkous I finished. He's available if anyone is interested as well as Thexan and a few other. Just check out my ebay."

Now that is pretty tough looking!

Halnarthax87 is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 8 2017
"Life's been busy, but it's good to be back. And now, some inquisitors."

It is great to see him back!

NVIDIA Has a Star Wars GPU for Your Light and Dark Side...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 7 2017
"This morning, NVIDIA announced two new collector’s edition NVIDIA TITAN Xp GPUs created for the ultimate Star Wars fan. The new Jedi Order™ and Galactic Empire™ editions of the NVIDIA TITAN Xp have been crafted to reflect the look and feel of the Star Wars galaxy. So for those of you who are Star Wars fans, then these definitely are the GPUs you are looking for!"

Panther updates us on his latest diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 7 2017
"Last night I started working on the fire escape. Using bolsa wood for the base of the platform, then cutting strips of bamboo cans of 3.5” and placing them equal spacing along the platform. Once in place I cut two strips of bolsa wood to act as a railing, making sure the wholes where lined up and slotted the bamboo bars into the railings.

As you can see it slots into place perfectly. I now need to add a couple of braces under the platform to brace it against the wall, sand it down and glue all the pieces into place."

Looks like everything is shaping up nicely.

Black Thorne is back with a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 7 2017
"I made a small dio with some leftovers; Catacombs of Cadera"

Very, very nice!

rag & bone X Star Wars...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 7 2017
"November 6, 2017: rag & bone is proud to unveil a new limited edition collaboration with Disney to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The capsule collection will offer a selection of iconic rag & bone styles twisted with timeless Star Wars references. Contrasting colorways and hidden details represent the balance between good and evil in the saga depicting the two sides of the Force - the light side and the dark side, the opposing factions of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, or the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.

On the collection, Rag & Bone’s Chief Executive Marcus Wainwright said, “I have always been a huge fan of Star Wars and it has been awesome to create a collection which coincides not only with the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also with the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Our approach was really to re-imagine some of our favorite rag & bone pieces while taking influence from some of our most memorable moments of past and present Star Wars films.”

The special edition apparel and accessories styles range from $95-$1295; due to be released in batches in select rag & bone stores and and select pieces will also be available on the newly relaunched site from December 1, 2017."

Ron Hembling is back with a Clonetrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 6 2017
"Hi All,

Clone Trooper Fordo was a commission for a friend in the States.

He wanted a mix of the cartoon and newer show mixed together and he also didn't want a lot of battle damage done to him.


Trooper - is from Bandai and is built straight out of the box, the range finder on the helmet was made using plastic rod and a thick piece of plastic.

The shoulder pads were made using cardboard and thin plastic card and the ammo pouch is from a Hasbro Sandtrooper. The back pack was made using pieces from a Bandai Sand trooper, 1/35 scale parts and plastic card.

The Karma was from the Bandai Shore Trooper kit and the straps are pieces of elastic and the holsters were made from teh Bandai Storm Trooper kit.

The pistols were made using the pistols and the DLT-19 rifle from the Bandai Storm Trooper kit and the rocket on the left arm was made from pieces of plastic.

Base - is the one I used for my batman photo's and was made using foam, plastic rod and the ground work is a mix of sand and spakfilla


What can I say that I haven't said about Ron's work. Its just top notch for every project he works on.

Darth Sinister shows us whats on his bench...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 5 2017
"A quick peek at what's on the bench. These are some more POTF (accept for one) sculpt-overs. Fun fast customs in between some of the more intricate ones. I'll post them again when more progress is accomplished."

That is a lot of custom goodness there!

Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new TIE Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 5 2017

A radical new and desperate design by Sienar Fleet Systems. The Echelon was incredibly fast and far more manouverable then even the TIE Interceptor. The weapons system was improved. The power consumption was very high and led to overheating.

Design made by unusualsuspex.
unusualsuspex on DEVIANT ART:

I used a Revell TIE Fighter 1/92 scale which is cheap to get at the moment.
The display stand is made of nut wood and 2mm wire.

I hope you like it:"

I know I sure do!

Izzy Mel 45 is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 4 2017
"Doing some work on the Paint for the Ubrikkian Speeder and testing Lighting effect.

Also finished up the kit design for the Mobquet:"

They both look great to me. It is awesome to be able to get some of these items!

Ron Hembling finishes up an Endor Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 4 2017
"Hi All,

Completed a href="" target="_blank">the Endor commission for a mate in the States.


Now that is gonna be one happy person who gets this!

Panther is back with a dio update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, November 3 2017
"I have finally managed to get the roof on, its all held together with masking tape but its on! Using insulation board, I cut various lengths to build up the rooftop. My nephew is only 7 with cerebral palsy so I have tried to design this with as much access and freedom for him.

Next, I need to build the fire escape, front and side steps and then sidewalk. Not forgetting the glue and paint!"

Talk about one great Christmas present. It is already looking over the top awesome.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 2 2017
From the thrilling new film Thor: Ragnarok come these S.H.Figuart figures of Thor and Hulk, wearing their distinctive Ragnarok armor! Each include their own weapons and accessories and feature incredible realistic sculpting straight from the big screen.

Designed and crafted by Gentle Giant LTD., these awesome collectibles feature fan-favorite Marvel and Star Wars characters.

Star Wars: Rogue One is full of exciting characters and even more exciting battles! Imagine favorite characters from Star Wars: Rogue One embarking on exciting adventures with this Black Series Figure 3-pack featuring Captain Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso (Jedha), and an Imperial Death Trooper figure. Each figure includes one or more weapons. $24.99

The Emperor Palpatine figure from Sega is static figure made of PVC standing 7 inches tall at 1/10 scale. $19.99

Sabine Wren is a Mandalorian warrior, explosives expert, and graffiti artist: qualities that come in handy as one of the first rebels against the Empire. Her classic Mandalorian armor is notable for incorporating her own custom stylings, reflecting her creative-meets-rebellious spirit. $499.99

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa goes fan film on us...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 2 2017
"Our very own Dan "The Spectre" Kosa did some voice over work for this awesome looking fan film from John Armijo."

I look forward to seeing this!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares news on Build Your Own Dioramas...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 1 2017
Dan has shared some great information on ready setz; a type of 3D Foldable, Build Your Own Dioramas.

James Doby shows us his Halloween Costume...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 1 2017
It looks like he had some family fun last night. I heartily approve!