December 2016

Finley002 tries an eye experiment...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 30 2016
"Didn't want to waste 65 cents on just one set of experimental eyes, so I whipped up some other eyes for a handful of other figures. I seems that the laser printer at Kinkos did a pretty decent job of it. Can't really tell (until I get it home and under a florecent light) but it looks like it actually printed in white for the inside and "shine" of the eyes. I just assumed that it would leave those spaces "clear" and that I would have to pre-paint the eye-whites in place before placing the decals. We'll see, I might still have to..."

I am anxious to see what these look like on his customs!

Kevin Watkins remembers Leia...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 30 2016
As he touches up the paint work of the new Hasbro 6" ANH Leia. I think it was great timing and she looks great.

GG announces Deathtrooper Classic Bust...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 30 2016

EE announces Year End Clearance Sale...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 30 2016
"We’ve got a lot of great Star Wars items on the sale. Please let your site visitors know about them!

Some standouts:

Star Wars Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper Meisho Movie Realization Action Figure:

·Star Wars Rogue One K-2SO 20-Inch Action Figure:

·Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Kylo Ren 2-Piece Helmet:

·Star Wars Stormtrooper Collectors Helmet

·Star Wars: The Force Awakens Class II Deluxe First Order TIE Fighter Vehicle:

·Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Rey's Staff:"

Click here for the full Star Wars List

Lets make Carrie and official Disney Princess!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 29 2016
As we all now hear that Carrie's mother, Debby Reynolds, has passed away yesterday I saw this on Facebook and thought how cool. I have a feeling the big D will probably do this to honor her memory and lets face it makes major retail sense.

Daniel Garcia shows us the complete dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 29 2016
Now that is one fantastic trophy room. It just looks like a movie still to me. Hats off to you Daniel!

Ron Hembling finishes his Deathtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 28 2016
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics for the Death Trooper dio.


Troopers - are from Hasbro and I super glued the joints and then puttied them and once dry I repainted the body suit and weathered the armour.

Base - is balsa wood and then I used spakfilla to start the water and then I mixed spakfilla and fine river sand and the added some Vallejo Iraqui Sand and then added to the base for the beach section.

The water is Woodland Scenics Water Effects and so is the splashing water, I pour the Water Effects on the base and then spread it out and then once dry dry brushed gloss white to simulate froth.


See what I mean when I say Ron is on fire!

Ron Hembling shows us the finished shots...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 28 2016
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics for the Shore trooper dio.


Troopers - are Hasbro's 3-3/4" Black Series and I super glued the joints and then puttied them up and once dry I used tissue paper to cover the cloth areas.

Base - is four Bandai 1/12 figure stands glued together and then balsa wood was used for the sides. I used plastic card for the landing pad section and the containers were made using plastic card and the hoses are pieces of old electrical cable.

The sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand and the palm tree was made using part of a small branch that I got from the back garden. I used string and wrapped it around the branch and then used tissue paper for the bark.

I then printed of some palm leaves of the net and used them as a template and cut them out of paper and then painted them and used thin wire to attach them to the tree and the smaller shrubs and plants are from Woodland Scenics and Joefix Studio's.


Stay tuned, that isn't the only project Ron has final images of too. When he works, he works!

Bubba Vader is back with Vader...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 28 2016
"Next up, The Dark Lord of the Sith (forget about the others!) with MacQ Concept helm:"

I like the sabers in the arms. He goes on to describe the full recipe as well as why Vader's Saber is blue!

JDeck gets back to his Battle of Hoth Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 28 2016
"The weather was great today, so I decided to plaster my dio. Of course I ran out of plaster cloth half way through , so I used a plaster mix and paper towels. It worked just as well as the plaster cloth. So I'll use that from now on, its just more messy. I also did addition sculpting using sculpting plaster, but I don't like using that stuff. It's like some kind of a pulpy mashed potato gloop. Next Ill run my wires, tape over the wires and then add my final ground effects."

Needless to say, I am really liking this dio.

Mourning the passing of Carrie Fisher...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 28 2016
I think the news has stunned us all. Trying to come to grips with it myself. I have heard the term Star Wars Royalty and that might sum up her the best, but I do like the quote above.

We here at want to wish all of Carrie's family members, friends, and fans the most sincere of condolences as we all mourn the loss of one of the most iconic actresses of our time.

Ron Hembling almost finished with his Scarif Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 27 2016
"Hi All,

The Shoretrooper dio is completed and I will get the usual pics tomorrow with full recipe.


What can I say. Ron is on fire!

Ron Hembling shows his fine detail work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 27 2016
"Hi All,

The Deathtrooper dio is almost completed, I just need to add a tiny bit more to the splash area and then make the legs look wet.


See what I mean about Ron's great work! I mean that splash looks real!

Bubba Vader shares some great customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 27 2016
"Hello folks, this is my first post here. This site seems more focused on customs which is becoming a new interest of me. Below is my first custom job, modding various Jedi's with the Outland Anankin in-arm saber. My kid loves em, and I expect to mod all force users as such (and maybe match up the arms a bit with the characters):

Also, I am working on an Army of Mandos which will be based on three figures- Legacy Clone Pilots, Corscant Attacks Padme, and 2011 CW Kenobi (on the way)."

First off welcome to ISY and I am liking those arm in sabers. Reminds me of yesteryear when I was playing with my Obi, Luke, and Vader.

Daniel Garcia shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 27 2016
Once again it is great to log into Facebook and see great new custom work on our page. This ROTJ Dio looks like a movie still!

Darrin shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 27 2016
What a coo ship! I like it. Of course we have long been familiar with awesome work from McRobo Creations!

Ron Hembling works on a new diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Hi All,

I got a few of the Black Series 3-3/4" Deathtroopers and Shoretroopers for xmas and damn I love these figures and if this BS figures are going to be this good I'll be doing a lot more 3-3/4".

Ok the base so far is Bandai base glued together and then a balsa wood edge added, I then added plastic card which will partial land pad. The palm tree is just a small branch from the garden and I wrapped string around it and then adding tissue paper and soaking it with watered down PVA glue.

The cargo containers are made using plastic card and the cargo tube containers are old superglue lids
and I added 1/72 WW2 German tank wheels for the lids.

The troopers as mentioned above are BS 3-34/" and I super glued the joints and then used plasticine to fill the joints and tissue paper will be used to cover the cloth areas. I painted one up to be a captain and will weather them once I do the tissue technic.


Don't worry he is still working on his Deathtrooper Assault Dio too.

Finley002 joins the customizing boards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Hey Guys. New to Forum and this is my first post. But wanted to contribute with my new custom. Not elaborate by any means, but a much needed improvement to a MUCH loved figure. Hera is one of my daughters favorite figures. But over the last year Hera has taken a few bumps and bruises. So I took the opportunity to touch up some paint on the intrepid pilot... I pretty much just painted over the original eyes, which I always thought were NOTHING like how they appear on the show."

First off welcome to ISY and I think your paint work on the eyes looks much better than the factory paint job.

Stan is back with a SA Bib...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Bib Fortuna , got the soft good cloth just about done. It made with a velvet thin cloth. Dye it with some ValliJo paints. Next up is the headsculpt , redoing the mouth. Last thing is the armor on his chest. Sculpting it 100 per cent new. Well, everyone in the shipyard, merry Christmas!"

Right back at you Stan!

Jedi Minstrel shows us some snow and customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Merry Christmas All! Here are some customs that are new and old in a wintery dio."

It is nice to see some folks had a white Christmas and what great figures!

Fiala Fernbrugg gives us a Snowtrooper Rex...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Snowtrooper Captain Rex

Captain Rex in cold assault stormtroopers armour.

I wish you all Merry Christmas and happy holidays."

Nice custom and Happy Holidays Christoph!

The Spectre sends in a custom update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
"Excerpt from "The Galactic Almanac Of Developed Species" (Fourth Edition):

The most elusive sentient species on Tolkien III is the Gorgon race. The Gorgons are an ancient reptilian race that at one point in the planet's distant history ruled the majority of its surface and the races that inhabit it. But that was long ago and the Gorgon empire has been reduced to a pale shadow of its former glory."

That is just the start of the great backstory and custom images.

Hector shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
What a great looking trooper. I really like variations on Stormtroopers. Don't get me started on how I think they should have just done things like this for Rogue One!

Kenneth Penix shares customs on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 26 2016
I like getting up in the morning to go see what new custom goodness shows up on our page. I am never disappointed.

Merry Christmas Shipyarders!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 25 2016
We here at want to wish you and yours the very happiest of holidays and we hope you have a great day. Feel free to leave your own holiday message as you enjoy today's festivities.

Ron Hembling adds to his Deathtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 24 2016
"Hi All,

Firstly I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

I have added spakfilla to the base area
of the base and then mixed spakfilla and sand for the beach area. I painted the water area with Vallejo Dark Blue and then started using washes of Vallejo Dark Blue and White until I was happy with the colour.

The sand was painted using Vallejo Iraqui Sand and once dry did a few washes of the Iraqui Sand and Vallejo Pale Sand until I was happy with the colour.

The Troopers had their joints glued and then puttied up and I then painted the cloth area's Vallejo Black and gave the area a light weathering on Vallejo Silver to give them a little wear and tear.

Next will be adding the water.


You talk about a Yarder that has had one awesome year of customizing and that is Ron! Merry Christmas Ron!

Darth Streams puts his 3D Printer to good use...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 24 2016
"Ludo Kressh bust printed up at 4.5"

Wow, that looks great all painted up. I can really see 3D Printing being the wave of the future. William is really doing some fantastic things with his!

L.E. adds to his Facebook Store....
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 24 2016
Looks like he is getting some pretty amazing results with hydrospan!

Go Rogue with the Levitating Star Wars™ Death Star Speaker!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
"Just in time for the release of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, Plox will be releasing the latest gadget that will be an instant hit with fans of the franchise: the Levitating Star Wars™ Death Star speaker.

Designed by Plox and officially licensed by Disney, the Levitating Death Star speaker provides amazingly clear and sharp sound while astonishing everyone as it hovers over a magnetic base while simultaneously playing your favorite music. Modeled after the iconic Death Star, key features include:

Gravity-defying orb that rotates above a magnetic base to truly levitate

360 degree uncompromising sound quality

Up to 5 hours of continuous playback on Bluetooth®

Can be used as a portable speaker without the base

MSRP $179.99. Available at major retailers or at this link,"

Folks, all I can say is that this is way cool. Look for us to give a much more thorough review, but I had to get some links up to this fantastic speaker!

Darth Daddy creates a Rebels Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
"So, we never made a diorama before, but we figured there is no better time than the present. We received some styrofoam sheets in the mail and with a little bit of plaster, paint and some duplicate stickers we got from some Star Wars Rebels Topps trading cards we made a fun diorama that we really love!

We love the design because by placing the wall in the center of the floor, you get two dioramas in one. Almost a before and after display.


Talk about hitting the ball out of the park and with it being their first dio too!

Ron Hembling starts a Rogue One Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
"Hi All,

New dio and this time I'm doing a Deathtrooper beach head assault. The figures are Hasbro and the weapon DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle is from the Bandai Deathtrooper which my mate sent and was waiting for me when I got home. The troopers still need their joints filled and then they will repainted.

The E-11D blaster rifle is Hasbro's I just removed the plastic between the sliding rods and butt plate so it looks better. The base so far is Balsa wood and will have gaps filled and then sanded before adding the beach and water details.


I can see this is gonna be fantastic!

Spry opens up shop!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
L.E. has opened up shop on Facebook. I definitely wanted to give him a shout out. Trust him to get you good work in a timely manner. He gets two thumbs way up from the Tamer and is just a downright nice guy to deal with.

Roberto shares his 6" Scale AT-ST...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
This showed up on our Facebook Page yesterday and all I can say is wow, wow, Wow!

More of that great dio from Brandon Flores....
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
Does this look great or what!

Sjefke sends us a great rendition...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 23 2016
I get an email from time to time and this was some of the latest from Sjefke. Pretty cool and what a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit. Happy Holidays Yarders!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
Acid Rain presents the new Aboddon Trooper of the Omanga Military, a great new addition to the Acid Rain collection! The 3.75-inch Aboddon Trooper comes with a submachine gun, which can be carried on the soldier's back. As a bonus, the helmet can be removed and replaced with any of your existing acid rain collection heads! $29.99

Joining the McFarlane Toys Color Tops Collector line, this 7-inch Negan figure features a spectacular likeness of the actor Jeffery Dean Morgan. Negan has over 14 points of articulation and includes his barbed-wire baseball bat Lucille, a stylized display base, and is packed in a numbered window-box packaging, perfect for display in your collection! $17.99

Kotobukiya brings fans around the world their favorite anime, TV show, comic book, and movie characters as anime-inspired statues and figures! Kill Bill’s Bride is part of the Bishoujo Statue lineup, while Cowboy Bebop fans can enjoy the popular Spike Spiegel as a non-articulated ArtFX J Statue. Don’t miss out on these and more awesome additions from Kotobukiya.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are introduce the 1/6 scale collectible figure of K-2SO from the Rogue One movie! This highly accurate droid stands 14 inches tall and features a sophisticatedly constructed mechanical structure, LED light-up eyes with separate rolling eyeballs, a blaster pistol, a grenade, and a specially designed figure stand! $229.99

Anovos presents the Rogue One Shoretrooper Helmet Accessory! This wearable accessory includes movie-accurate details, made of fiberglass, and features a size adjustment system to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. $574.99

Add the ultimate trophy to your collection with this massive Xenomorph Skull replica! Based on the deadly creatures from the classic Aliens movie, this incredible piece measures 36 inches long and comes with a display stand for tabletop use or wall mounting. $269.99

Neca brings you figures from the iconic and classic movies like Terminator 2, Aliens, and Predators! Grab a 7-inch figure of the infamous T-1000 dressed in cop gear or a 2-pack of Ripley and Newt from Aliens. These and more are in stock for fans and collectors alike to own!

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

Ron Hembling is back with a new Hovertank Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
"Hi All,

Picked up another Hover Tank driver and redid to be a Commander, I repainted him using Vallejo Paints and the insignia on the helmet is a decal from a 1/20th Ma.k kit.

The base is a piece of thick balsa wood and the ground is a mix of spakfilla, paint and water. The blue containers are Pepsi bottle lids and the other one is a Asthma container which has had a 1/72 scale idle will added to the top.


It is always great seeing new work from Ron.

Darth Optimus adds to his customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
"Based on the classic arcade game (and later home console ports), this is my take on Strider Hiryu, ready for action. Equipped with a tonfa-style Cypher blade named "Falcion" (with removeable plasma wave FX), trusty folding Climb Sickle in shoulder sheath, all three Robot Option power-up sidekicks and the glider used to travel to the next levels, Strider Hiryu is ready to take on all enemies. Provided, of course, you brought enough quarters.

The Option Robots, mechanical semi-autonomous helper units, and are labeled thus -
Option A, Tripodal Robot
Option B, Panther Robot
Option C, Hawk Robot

Strider was built with a variety of GI Joe parts and topped with LEGO anime-styled hair. The kitbashed Cypher blade's plasma wave FX slides on/off and is cut from a paint-wiped "Magic: the Gathering" foil card. The climb Sickle is handmade from greeblies and fully opens/closes to sit in his shoulder sheath. The glider is just a repaint from a Joe glider. The Panther and Hawk sidekicks are repaints of animal accessories from "The Batman" series, the Tripodol unit is scratchbuilt. Lastly, Strider features a poseable scarf and magnets in his feet to better emulate the source materials."

It is great seeing his new work!

Its a new episode of Customizing the Clone Wars
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
They are already up to episode 33 with their podcast. It is great to see them keeping the Clone Wars and all the great characters alive through their customizing chat.

HALCION sends me new images...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
It looks like Brandon is already neck deep in another great Rogue One Diorama in the six inch scale. Dude just knows how to build period.

The Closet Jedi customs shares new protos on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 22 2016
I am liking the looks of the Computer Consoles from the pit. It is great to have some options like this. It sure would be cool to see Hasbro bring back out a generic Imperial Officer or Crewman.

Ajunta Pall gives us an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 21 2016
"Next up from EU or legends. Alek (Malak) in revanchist uniform. I always wanted to create this version of Alek before his total fall to the darkside."

I like seein gthis version of Malak!

Legion078 is back with a Clone Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 21 2016
"For this mod you need:

- Hasbro (ROTS): III-33 Clone Commander (Battle Gear!)
- The belt/harness of the TAC Clone Commander Neyo

You just need to cut off the pins of the helmet's visor i.e. with a cutter knife.

And here is the result:"

It sure turned out nice in my opinion.

So what did you think?
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 20 2016
After a few days of digesting all of the great new action in Rogue One I have finally put a few thoughts down in the forums. I would love to know what you thought too! Be aware this is heavy on the spoilers so you probably don't want to read these until after you have seen Rogue One yourself, but please do share your thoughts.

You will just have to click around to read all the views. I found myself agreeing with a good many points the Yarders have already posted.

Griffen97 shows us his first custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 20 2016
"Hi everyone! I'm Griffen and I've been a viewer of the Yards for a few months now. I've seen alot of awesome customs here and have been wanting to learn myself and make custom figures for a long time. Here is my first custom. Compared to what I've seen, this isn't much of a custom; it's just a headswap and some accessories from other figures. I want to figure out how to paint figures to make it look even better but I still like it.

It always bothered me that Hasbro never made a female Rebel soldier figure, they appear in EA's Star Wars Battlefront and even as the Rebel Marksman class in the original first two games. So I made one myself."

Sure makes sense to me. I think she looks good and welcome to the Yards!

Stan is back with some Ugnaughts!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 19 2016
"Cloud city crew reporting To duty. The gang is all here, with three new heads sculpts. Their skirts are now in place and aprons has been lengthen according."

They sure look sa and perfect to me!

Brandon Flores creates a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 19 2016
Rogue One this time out!

JDeck adds an explosion effect to his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
"Here is another example of some of the lighting effects I'll use. The lights are a fire kit from Evan's designs it really is great. Yes you could use the flicker tea lights, they're certainly a cheaper route. I like the fire kit because it's brighter and the flash is much more dramatic. Its all pre wired, you just select the bulb size (I used 1.8mm), voltage (9v) and wire length (14", better to have too long than too short.). You still have to buy the battery holder and switch. It's basically 1 solid orange bulb, 1 flashing red, 1 flashing yellow. The flash rates are at different speeds, and the effect is really cool. If you want a big flame you can use multiple kits, or supliment it with red, yellow or orange lights.

For the smoke i just fluffed up some cotton, and sprayed it flat black. Sometimes less is more, so just spray little squirts at a time. I still need to practice, by the time this is done I'll be an expert."

Reminds me of Barry Riddle's work and man it looks great! That reminds me I need to get off my duff and light up Barry's great explosion effect he sent me. Sorry Barry it is taking me so long!

Ajunta Pall shows us some non Rebels Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
"Thought I might switch it up and show some of my non rebels customs. These I did a while back but had a blast making them. I really like how they came out. Darth Phobos was released by hasbro but after seeing the great work on customizer stronox did making his I just had to try my hand at one for my collection as well. The Komari vosa is just an update to the one i made last year but ended up using the preexisting body for another project so I figured I should revamp her to add her back to my collection as well. Hope you enjoy as much as I did making them. Thanks for looking

1) Darth Phobos ( head cast paint)
2) Darth Phobos ( wip)
3) Darth phobos finished work
4) Komari Vosa

Both look great to me!

Wampa 1 is back with a new Han Kit Bash...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
"Everyone and their dad has made one of these but I hadn't seen anyone use the 5POA torso. Lots of people compromised on Han's shirt style which I wasn't prepared to do. Took a lot of modding to get it to work but just about got there with a magnet on the ball torso joint and the arms just kinda randomly fit when I was testing the joint so I just left them in. Not happy with the hands so I'll see what I've got in my parts bin."

Its a good looking figure if you ask me.

Talk about unhinge my jaw!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
I think we can all see where this is going. Bandai Fett and Carbo Han for size reference.

The Closet Jedi shares new 3D Print Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
And he says we haven't seen nothing yet! It is awesome to have option in our set piece less Star Wars Verse no?

Stefan shares a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
He is back on our Facebook Page with a Rogue One Dio. Looks like what I remember from the movie.

Darth Daddy shares Ziro the Hutt Construction...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 18 2016
If there is any The Clone Wars Character that we would love to see it is Ziro, even if he did meet with a most unfortunate demise. Here Brian creates a video of how you too can create your own Ziro.

Happy Rogue One Day!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 16 2016
In celebration of today's release of Rogue One and to try and remain as spoiler free as possible, all we are going to post on today is to wish you the very happiest of days as we all go to see the new release in theaters today.

Feel free to post your thoughts as you see the movie here and enjoy your day! Happy Rogue One everyone!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
Sideshow and Hot Toys introduce new 1/6 scale figures from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film! These highly-accurate collectible figures stand between 10 to 13 inches tall and feature recognizable armor and clothing, highly detailed weapons and accessories, and specially designed figure stands. Star Wars fans shouldn’t miss the opportunity to have these incredible figures!

These Pop-Up Dioramas from Extreme Sets are must-haves for kids and figure collectors alike! They allow you to create the ultimate environment for your action figures. These dioramas are perfect for all 6-inch action figures!

These new articulated 6-inch figures feature series-accurate armor and costumes, and include weapons and accessories from Star Wars, Marvel, and more!

Join the Resistance with Finn and Rey and add them to your Force Awakens ArtFX+ collection from Kotobukiya! These highly detailed 1/10th scale figures include interchangeable arms and weapons, so either one can wield Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber! Both Rey and Finn have magnets in their feet for extra stability on their included metal display bases. The fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill, and are perfect for a wide range of Star Wars fans. $129.99

Enter the galaxy and launch into action and adventure with the Star Wars Universe 3.75-inch figures from Hasbro! Grab articulated figures of Bodhi Rook, Princess Leia, Death Troopers, and more fan-favorite characters.

ICup Inc brings fan-favorite DC Comic, Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, and more characters to your home as glassware, aprons, glass candles, and ice cube trays! These awesome yet practical items are perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Join the fight in space with Hasbro’s wave 5 Star Wars Black Figure Series! Featuring Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sabine Wren, Darth Revan, and an AT-AT Driver and Snowtrooper, these articulated figures include character-specific weapons and accessories and come in window-box packaging.

Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-inch figures! Each of the 4 6-inch figures features awesome weapons, amazing paint, and multiple points of articulation. $99.99

Build your Star Wars collection with this authentic and highly detailed Imperial Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet that is a true-to-story replica of an Imperial Stormtrooper’s helmet from Star Wars: Rogue One! $74.99

Hasbro sends me some games!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
The new Simon Vader and BB-8 Bopit Games look fantastic. I am about to involve my favorite Imperial Spy to show you some game play of these soon! Thanks for the early Christmas Present Hasbro!

Butterfingers is back with a mega update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
"Hey all,

Kind of hard to imagine it's been 3 months since my last post. Saw some of the pictures of the old customs I posted in the past and I decided I should post some updates. Here is a sneak peek at some figures I've been slowly working on some projects these past few months. Just been really busy lately.

Hopefully I can find the time to post more pictures later, but hope you all like them so far. More to come in the future."

There are a ton of new clones to peruse!

More Battle of Hoth from JDeck
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
"Here is the beginning stage of the landscape. I'm just using a blue foam base with taped newspaper to create the basic topography. Sort of a model train technique. I still need to build up the generator side a little higher. I'll add more ground effects with plaster cloth, spackle and so forth. I still need to make a background too. Buncha stuff to do. Im hoping to get this done by new years."

Daggone, but this is really looking fantastic to me. He has already added some great lights to the lead Walker too. I can't wait to see what he does with this! What a way to bring in the new year!

Ajunta Pall is back with a new Rebels Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
"Next up from the star wars rebels show is old Master Maul wip and the seventh sister. Had fun articulating these two although i still havent gotten around to articulating maul's knees and hips. The thin limbs of the seventh sister was a bit frustrating at times to dremel into to allow for articulation. Im overall happy with them so far. Thanks for looking

1) Old Master Maul ( wip)
2) Seventh sister ( S.A) finish
3) Maul before and after wip process
4) Seventh Sister stage 1 ( WIP- added lipstick paint and shoulder articulation only)

Pretty cool new custom action figures.

Hector shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
He has this one primed and ready to paint. I am anxious now to see how this Trooper Custom turns out.

Brandon Flores adds more
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 15 2016
To his already massively awesome Trash Compactor Dio. Wow, how cool would it be to get this from Hasbro!

Jaeger45 is back with two new Skiff Guards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 14 2016
"Two skiff guards, neither even honored by a name. So sad."

In addition to some great custom work he has given us some great background on these characters.

JDeck shares some intial lighting work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 14 2016
"I have a few ideas for lighting effects. Here is a taste of what I'm cooking up. I would like to have the laser "float", but this, I think is the best I can get. I used a .03" fiber optic, a 3mm red LED with a shrink tube connection. At first I used a 1/16" acrylic rod, but it was too wide for this scale. It's still in the experimental stage. I melted the tip of the fiber optic with a lighter, and painted the base of the optic with clear smoke, so it isn't a steady laser beam. I think it has the general look I wanted. I enjoy doing things like this, it involves a lot of problem solving."

Now that looks really, really awesome! I like the way JDeck cooks.

Syamsul shares a nice two pack...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 14 2016
If only Hasbro would give us something like this. It is so cool to see Alien Rebels!

Brandon Flores updates us on his 6" Trash Scene...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 14 2016
Looks like a Dianoga is in the works. I never know if I spell that right!

Darth Optimus shares a Robocop Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
"The future of law enforcement. Using ideas from across the "Robocop" franchise (movie trilogy, tv series and tv movies in particular).

OCP Crime Prevention Units v1.2 - Alex Murphy and v3.1 - John Cable, or as their squad nicknames "Seek" (Cable) and "Destroy" (Murphy).

Their most dangerous foe is OCP CPU v2.3 - Cain (Urban Assault Armor). Cain was the third personality subjected to the "Robocop 2" program and the only one to survive. This unit was designed prior to Murphy's upgrade. An attempt was made to control him by addicting him to Nuke, but the drug and the cyborg process drove him insane. His flesh is deteriorating and he is utterly unpredictable. Heavier armor and a multitude of heavy assault weapons make him a formidable foe.

Murphy was upgraded into heavier armor some 20 years after he was brought on-line as Robocop. Built using v2.3's schematics, but with fewer weapons to keep his profile "heroic" for the press. He is outfitted with a pair of impressive forearm-mounted weaponry - a grenade launcher (with variable ammo) and a larger version of the Cobra Assault Rifle, the gun he used to destroy an ED-209. His frame is officially designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit v1.2 (Urban Protection Armor). John Cable was selected to undergo the Robocop transformation in order to give Murphy a partner that offset his frame's inherent weaknesses. Cable is officially designated OCP Crime Prevention Unit v2.1 (Urban Recon Armor) and features hidden holsters in each thigh, a carry-over from the original Robocop design. His frame is far faster and more agile than Murphy's, but cannot stand up to prolonged firefights like Murphy's frame can.

No mods to the new (reboot) Robocop body, other than painting the human hand and an ink wash. The larger unit is built on an IM2 Drone body and a cast, shrunken Robocop head. The bad guy unit is the same body, zombie viper head and various bits 'n' pieces. Thanks for tuning in!"

Wow, just great stuff!

JDeck is back with more Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
"Gunjap has images of the Bandai 1/6 Stormtrooper.

Daggone it one more awesome thing to have to buy. Looks very cool, I think the cost is around $70 USD. Pretty much the same as the 1/12 version just twice as big. I think it has extra articulation like in the toe. It also has a pre painted mouth grill in ANH fashion. It is specifically the OT version as opposed to rogue one."

I so need to pick up both versions of these!

Ajunta Pall is back with a new Rebels Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
"Heres a star wars rebels version of Gar Saxon. Pretty cool to see him in that episode. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking."

Now that looks great too. He is kicking it into high gear with the Rebels Customs. I so need to get caught up in that series. Time for a binge session during the holidays methinks!

Stan is back with another super arty update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
"SA Ariel Schous is full Articulated. BIG thanks to Evergrey for making the headsculpt and a childhood dream come true!

Still working on Oola; been study Yakface's Oola , wow!"

Looks like we are in for even more super arty goodness from Stan in the future.

Syamsul goes Rogue One on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
And what a nice hashtag that is too. Man it would be so cool to see this type of offering in our verse. I only have to wait a few more days!


The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
It looks like his Facebook Page has made it to 500 like and he hints about new projects to come. He is really doing some great things in the 3D Printing Realm.

Brandon Flores takes out the trash with his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
I got a message that he was up to something new. I should have known how fantastic it would look. I feel like I am looking at movie stills!

Jordan and Cody send word on their parody...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 13 2016
"A long time ago, before the Rebels had it figured out... Admiral Ackbar & Mon Mothma led the first attacks against the Empire. With the newly completed Death Star & fleets of AT-ATs closing in, the Rebellion knew that they must act fast, using every trick they know to save the Galaxy!"

You gotta love stop motion with action figures. I laughed quite a few times. Stuff like this is just what we need as we get ready for Dec. 16th!

Mandalore 25 shares a new Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 12 2016
"The idea for this one struck me when I came across the image of Jedi Malak recently, that with such a plain black undersuit, a scuba diver would probably be the perfect base, and since the base is black to begin with, the only wear is on his ankles. However simple he seems, I did switch out the Joe shoulders for Star Wars shoulders, which can be difficult because you need to shorten the SW shoulder pins, but if you cut too much off they'll be loose. His neck, and shoulder armor is cut from a Neo Viper's body armor, with some shoulder pads I had laying around, and a strip of rubber on each side holding it all together as one piece. The head is from a Boss Fight blank, and the bits flowing down from his belt, and knee pads are cut from a sheet of rubber.

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

He looks good to me.

Ajunta Pall is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 12 2016
"Im back with another rebels update. This time its season1-3 SABINE WREN variants ive customized throught this year. Then theres Rex and Ezra in stormtrooper and scout trooper disquise, which were very fun and not too difficult to do. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

1) SABINE WREN ( Season 1,2,3)
2) Captain Rex (storm trooper disguise)
3) Ezra Bridger ( scout trooper disguise)

They all look great to me!

Rodger gets back to his original point...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 12 2016
"I'm back to the point I stopped at(3 years ago ::)). Now it's time to figure out how to light up the lower level. I am also practicing making video clips. My perfectionist nature is my biggest problem. :D Stay Tuned..."

Wow, this is gonna be great. Looking forward to seeing some video too!

Stefan shares a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 12 2016
Classic Vader and Palpatine here.

Stefan shares a new dio on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 12 2016
He is definitely going Rogue One on us for his updates today.

Ron Hembling gets inspired by Helix88...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 11 2016
"Hi All,

I lied couldn't rest doing one more quick one before I head off to bed and then catch a flight tomorrow.

After I saw Helix88's custom Hover tank pilot with the helmet design I just had to make my own.

Once I get back from holidays I'll get better pics, so care everyone and see you all when I get back and HAPPY CUSTOMIZING.


Happy Holidays Ron! Clonehead thinks Ron doesn't sleep. As many awesome custom projects he rolls out I am inclined to agree with him.

Ron Hembling gives us the finished shots of his 6" Luke...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 11 2016
"Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics and this will be my last custom for the next 8 days as I will be away on holidays.


Luke - is from the Hasbro 6 inch BS and I replaced the tunic that came with it and got a new one from ebay, I glued the joints and puttied them and once dry I covered the pants and boots in tissue paper.

The helmet is the Luke 6 inch X-wing pilot I cut the yellow visor off and replaced it with a blast shield using plastic card. The markings were hand drawn on with a pencil and then I painted over the pencil.

Base - is a piece of thick balsa wood cut to size and then I used plastic card on the sides and also to make the grill section. Both Luke, equipment and base were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.


Now that is what I call a great recipe!

Helix88 also shares a great 6" Stormtrooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 11 2016
He was back yesterday with his 6" Hovertank Commander Customs that you can also see pictured, but I wanted to make sure we all noticed the great looking 6 inch Stormtrooper he is working on too. so great to see Helix88 back!

Stan finishes Hammerhead...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 11 2016
"Finish off Hammerhead, soft good pants and skirt. Articulation in the should , elbowed and swivel wrights. His knees and as well as the ankle move. He can sit with rest of the cantina now."

So cool to see him all movey like that.

Brandon Flores is back with a great dio
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 11 2016
I got this message on Facebook this morning and my jaw dropped as I looked at his pics. I mean, come on, the Lars Homestead in 6" Scale. How cool is that!

Ron Hembling creates a great 6" Farmboy Luke with Blast Helmet!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
"Hi All,

Luke is all done I just need to get outdoor pics and I'll have the full recipe as well.


I am looking forward to seeing that. So cool to see this version of Luke. Wouldn't it be cool to see Ron do an inside Falcon Dio with Han, Chewy, heck the entire gang while Luke is doing his training!

Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the Revell Star Destroyer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
"The Imperial-class Star Destroyer (ISD) known generally as the Imperial Star Destroyer, was a product line of massive dagger-shaped capital ships of the Imperial Navy and later the Navy of the First Order. It consisted of two variants, the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer and the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.

Revell Imperial Star Destroyer:

scale: 1/4000
number of parts: 46
length: 400mm (15,75 in.)
height: 105mm (4,13 in.)
width: 230mm (9,06 in.)
skill levell: 1
light and sound effects
Batteries are included (3x LR44)
selling price (in Austria): 29,99 €
sound effects: flight sounds and laser cannon firing
light effect: illuminated engines
additional features: rudimentary fold-out landing gear

I'm really impressed by the kit. The detailing is very good for the scale. The light effects in the engines are very good. I would have preferred a nice display stand instead of the landing gear."

Folks that is just the start of his awesome review. And by the way, I also noticed this morning that Goldleader One got the very same kit and applied a great wash to it. More on that here.

Stenhunter is listing some things...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
"Hello everyone and happy holidays! I'm trying to clear out some of my collection and so I've started throwing stuff up on ebay. They are fairly priced. I also have many yet to come.. (Which I've listed below as a preview) so please if you'd like take a look at my sale items and check back often over the next month or so. I will also be listing non-star wars toys/collectibles as well."

Sounds good to me. Stenhunter is good people folks, buy with confidence and know you will get good stuff.

Andrew Italasano shares his first 6" Custom
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
Sure seems like he has a great figure in customizing if this one is his first. I love his tank on what a Hovertank Commander from Rogue One would look like!

Hey, I just found out this is good ole Helix88 most of us remember for awesome 3.75" customizing too. No wonder this is so good. Make sure you take a look at the forums to see his posts there too!

James Doby is back with a FO Stormtrooper Commander
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
Getting through all the great Facebook Updates. Looks like it took four figures to make this, but wow what a great custom.

Stefan shares a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
We see a new video this time out including the TIE Strkyer!

Syamsul Sam shares a new JOE Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 10 2016
Hot off our Facebook Page.

Take Hasbro's Survey and get a 20% off code!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
I was perusing Facebook this morning during my break and found out Hasbro was doing a The Black Series Survey through survey monkey and was giving you a 20% off code to use on the Toy Shop when done.

Tell Hasbro what you think and save some money! Don't forget to tell em the Tamer at the Shipyards sent you when they ask you how you find out about SW Collectibles!

The new Hot Toys Jyn Erso looks fantastic...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
I got these in yesterday morning, but just now have had a chance to upload the regular and deluxe versions of their 1/6 Jyn Erso and all I can say is wow!

Matter of fact you can already order both versions of this on Sideshow:

Standard Version Jyn Erso

Deluxe Version Jyn Erso

I can see why you would want to order both. She is downright breathtaking!

Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
"Hi All,

While letting the plaster dry on the Look Sir Droids Dio I decided to make a small dio with Hasbro's BS 6" Farm boy Luke Training with his saber on the Falcon so far it's a WIP.

The joints have been glued except the upper body as the only joints that you'll see are the wrists. I will still need to putty the joints then add tissue on the legs and alter the wrap around and also using cloth for the boots.

The blast shield is BS 6" Luke X-wing Pilot and I cut the visor off and added the blast shield using plastic card. The base is a piece of thick Balsa wood and then I made the grate floor using plastic and covered the sides with plastic card as well.


Now this is gonna be great!

Legion078 shares the Emperor's Love for fine cars...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
"By the way did you know the Emperor has a passion for Classic Cars?

Since I am a big fan of the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz from 1959 I got a 1/18 scale model of this beauty! The idea of this scene came to my mind and today after work I finally realized it!

Hope this gives you as much fun as it does to me! Weekend is almost there! Best regards from Germany!"

Now this just looks fun!

Bronxstalker is back with a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
"I've put my Titanfall figure to the side, until the paint color I need for him comes in.

In the meantime, here's the mando merc I finished a few weeks ago. About 3 figures (not including helmet and gun) went into this little guy. Enjoy.

Up for sale for cheap if anyone is interested."

Mandalore 25 checks back in with a Marvel Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
"So I recently did a review on the Boss Fight Studio blank figures, and this is my first use of one with this Marvel Universe White Tiger (Ava Ayala). Using a white blank so there is no paint wear, I used the masked head she came with, and drilled a hole for the pony tail from another head she came with, so it swivels. The necklace, and catlike ears are sculpt. Then a little paint, with glow in the dark for the eyes, and necklace.

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

Wow, she looks great. And don't forget to go take a look at those Boss Fight Studio Blanks. As you can see, they make excellent base figures and coming in a variety of colors you can eliminate the dreaded paint wear!

We welcome Athan5 to the Shipyards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
"Hi, greetings from the Philippines! This is my first working diorama. Created from 5mm foam board, wood vinyl tiles, and PVC glue. Lighting purchased from I used playmobil for the specific items like store goods and kitchen appliances."

Talk about one realistic diner with our favorite SW Characters! Welcome Athan5!

The Closet Jedi shares new 3D Print Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 9 2016
On our Facebook Page again we see new set pieces that I do believe you can see the potential in having. I mean it is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 8 2016
Exclusive figures and model kits are available for pre-order from Bandai Japan! These collectibles are must-haves for all fans of Dragon Ball, Gundam, and even Star Wars!

The Gentle Giant Death Trooper Specialist Collector’s Gallery Statue features the new enigmatic soldier standing with blaster at the ready, carrying an arsenal of weaponry. The base features a rock and grass environment, with a child’s Stormtrooper toy lying on the ground. Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin classic statue comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. $142.99

Extreme-Sets Inc. brings you their Action Figure Pop-Up Dioramas! These backdrops are must-haves for kids and figure collectors alike.

This version of the beloved monster is based on the original black-and-white Godzilla movie, released in 1954. The figure stands over 6 inches tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12 inches long. It features incredible detail, a bendable tail, and nearly 30 points of articulation! $18.99

The Living Dead Dolls feature one of the greatest zombie films of all time to create 2 of the most recognizable undead corpses in cinematic history: Flyboy and Plaid Shirt Zombie. These 10-inch dolls feature articulation, real fabric clothing, and collector-friendly window-box packaging. $79.99

Ryu and Chun Li join the S.H.Figuarts series! These collectibles feature articulated bodies designed for fighting poses, special effect parts for replicating signature attacks, and a backdrop based on a level from the video game series. Grab more of your favorite anime and video game characters as articulated figures or model kits from Bandai Japan!

JDeck is figuring out the distance to the Power Generator...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 8 2016
"I started making the power generator today. I used 4 Icebreakers mints containers, 8 condiment containers with lids, styrene strips and a plastic tube. The good thing is my breath will be minty fresh for the next several days, the bad thing is I don't know if I'll use it in my diorama. The generator was quite a distance from the battlefield. The entire diorama will be at most 2.5 feet, so in 1/150 scale its about 114 meters. Well within point blank firing range of an AT-AT. :( It'll be one of those last minuet decisions, we'll see. It depends how I want to do it. If the scene is at the end of the battle, that might work."

Seems kind of a shame if he doesn't use it, but that just means he will have to have another Hoth dio the way I see it!

Darth Optimus is back with a second Wastelander...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 8 2016
"Here is the next occupant of the Wastelands - Thomas Longclaw, nomadic werewolf lawman. Thomas is an oasis of fair justice in the desert of lawlessness that is the Wastelands. He travels the Fury Road, stopping along the way, offering his services to any settlement that needs it, free of charge. He only asks for as much water as he can carry in his pack, and nothing more. Thomas was once an ordinary man, and a police officer. When the latest Apocalypse Event took place, he was changed into a man/wolf hybrid. He retained all his cognitive abilities and gained the strength and senses of a wolf. No one knows how or why Thomas was stricken with lycanthropy. Some believe it is just another Curse from when the sky rained fire and the cities were torn asunder."

As you can see he is creating a great verse to go with his great customs. I could so see me buying the series of novels that would go with this.

Ron Hembling updates us on his Look Sir Droids Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 8 2016
"Hi All,

On the final stages of the Look Sir Droids diorama. As you can see I have the sides attached and have almost filled the ground work up with scraps of foam and foam board this will keep the dio light.

I have to give the foam 24 hours to dry before I start doing the actual ground work because if I don't the spakfilla and paint mix will interact with the glue and the glue won't dry.


Looks fantastic to me!

Brandon Flores shares Mando War Speeder...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 8 2016
Back with a new six inch scale vehicle, HALCION WERKZ is hard at it again!

Wanna see some of the new creatures and aliens in Rogue One?
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 7 2016
As you can see, I am getting caught up on some of the latest videos for the upcoming movie. Like I need to get more excited to see Rogue One, but way cool to see aliens I recognized with new takes on em and some new ones to boot!

8 days till the wait is over...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 7 2016
I figure most have seen this by now, but just in case. I have tried not to share too much of RO as my TFA I felt like I had almost watched half the movie with all the video that had been shared, but I am so ready to see the new movie!

And if you want more don't forget to check out the Official Rogue One Movie Site!

There is also a great news story on the official site about what we know about Rogue One so far that gives a good background on new characters, vehicles, planets, etc. to get you up to speed if you want to be well versed before you hit the movie theater.

Ron Hembling does a Dio Three Pack for new Rogue One Figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 7 2016
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics of Erso, Andor and KS20.

The figures are Hasbro's BS 6" series and I glued the joints then puttied them and once dry I covered Erso and Andor clothes in tissue and once dry painted and weathered them. I removed Andor's fake for hood and replaced it with fake fur. KS20 was just repainted and weathered.

The bases were done by using balsa wood for the base itself and the wall is foam board and balsa wood. I tore off areas of the foam board and scribed bricks into the foam using a pen and pencil, I then impressed a sandstone into the foam to give it a more natural look.

I then mixed spakfill and paint and covered the walls and ground and the objects on two of the dios are inhaler lids. Once the spakfilla and paint mix was dry I painted and weathered them.


Talk about taking something good and making it excellent. I so like seeing him get new figures knowing he is gonna make a dio out of most of them eventually. He also gives a small review on what he thinks of Hasbro's new six inch figures too so be sure to scroll around.

JDeck starts a Hoth Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 7 2016
"Here is a sneak preview of my next project. I bought a 1996 AMT battle of Hoth action scene model kit. Its a direct repack of the 1981 MPC battle on ice planet Hoth snapfit kit. It comes with a diorama base, 2 AT-ATs in walking positions, 1 AT-AT in a destroyed position. 1 AT-ST, 3 Snowspeeders, 3 rebel turret cannons, 2 rebel dish type cannons, 1 X-Wing and several Rebel soldiers, along with several snowtroopers. The kit is basically 1/150 scale, but its all over the map. Thats why I never got this kit before. Until I realized no other manufacturer will ever make these models anywhere near the same scale.

I'm going to make another shelf diorama, similar to the Endor one, but a different scale. First I'll toss the base, it's just a piece of vac form plastic. I plan to make my own, out of insulation foam board. Which means I'll have to scratch build a power generator, nothing fancy, I think a chewed up piece of gum would be an improvement to the one in the kit."

Looks like he is gonna make lemonade out of a lemon!

Ajunta Pall is back with some Rebels Season 3 Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 6 2016
"In my absence I have accumulated a heap of customs that I havent showed here on the yards. So I hope you enjoy all the updates.

1)Ezra Bridger sith holocron
2) Ezra Bridger (season 3 )
3Kanan Jarrus (season 3)

Needless to say I think these look fantastic and it is easy to see they are super articulated. Oh Hasbro, the pain of you not making figures like this!

Legion078 updates us on his Corporate Alliance Tank Droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 6 2016
"Here's just a quick update:

I collected some reference material and right now I am looking for suitable parts to use for the secondary canons...stay tuned for the final paint job. And sorry for the long time of waiting...

So here are some in game shots of Star Wars Battlefront II - Kashyyyk

I use an empty refill (of a pen) for the canons, but I still need to add a couple parts:"

His new part looks spot on with the in game reference images. I like it, I haven't seen much customizing of this particular vehicle.

Brandon Flores shares an udpate on my favorite of his projects...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 6 2016
Looks like he is attaching the legs to this behemoth! I would so love to see this in person one day.

Roberto shares on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 6 2016
How about a 6" Scale TIE Strkyer to get your day started! Wow!

James Doby shares a great foreign video on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 6 2016
I love this video! I could so see me doing this to my daughter. However, I don't think her reaction would be quite so fearful as this kids. Thanks for sharing this James!

Just think folks only 10 more days till Vader is on the big screen again!

Legion078 adds arty to Darth Revan...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 5 2016
"I would like to share a little modification of the TAC 3 3/4" Darth Revan with you. About half a year ago I got a modified version of Darth Revan from eBay. I talked to the guy who sold this to me and he said he had kit-bashed his Revan because the original has got no articulation in his legs...he told me that he took the legs of Luke Skywalker (TLC Comic Pack - Empire II) for this project. Two weeks ago I got the original version of Revan, too. So now I can show you a direct comparison.

And since the new 6" Darth Revan starts hitting shelves at the moment I thought it was a good time to share this one."

Click through to see the full recipe and description. I think its just makes so much sense. Always add the arty!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 5 2016
"Here's a custom Vintage Star Wars Style resin cast GOTAL action figure. This unpainted custom action figure is fully poseable with five points of vintage style articulation. This figure is made in the classic 3.75 inches tall/1:18 scale.

This fully poseable custom resin cast figure is FOR SALE and can be purchased at this link."

Looks nice to me!

Mike Smith shares to our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 5 2016
This is a great repaint of an X-Wing Mike shared on our FB Page.


The Closet Jedi shares a 3D Printing Gallery...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 5 2016
It is great to see this, especially those us who are new to 3D Printing and want to get a handle on how to get started!

Ron Hembling finishes his 6" Hovertank Cupola...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 4 2016
"Hi All,

The cupola section and commander are now done, I sprayed the cupola with Tamiya's JLN Grey and then gave it three light washes of watered down black and once dry I dry brushed silver and gun metal to show the wear and tear.

I then painted the borders black and then gave the cupola and commander a weathering using pastel chalks to finish them off.


Daggone that looks good Ron!

Gold Leader One adds a wash to his latest builds...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 4 2016
"I finally learned the wash technique, and after a few runs I applied it to the Rogue One U-wing and TFA Millennium Falcon Revell kits. I never realized just how easy this was, and now I'm looking to go back and apply some washes to some of my past customs. These ships needed a wash, they were practically white, especially the U-wing."

I like the new look!

More model news from JDeck!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
"Im not sure how this got past my radar but Zvezda is making a 1/2700 Star Destroyer. Zvezda is pretty nice Russian model manufacturer. At over 20 inches its said to be the largest licenced star wars model kit in production. You'd be right thinking its going to cost a pretty penny. I've seen listings at a very high cost and shipping from Russia is outrageous. Release date is sometime this month."

Wow, that looks great. Look for us to feature more info when we find it!

Foxtrot Delta shows us some custom blisters...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016

my Custom Blisters done on my Custom Cardbacks for 3 3/4 scale figures
, The Largest will fit a B'omarr Monk or Probot and similar sized figures, the Large will fit Darth Vader or Chewbacca and most similiar sized figures of that height, the Medium will fit most 3 3/4" to 4" figures, and the Small will fit Jawas or Astromech Droids and most similiar sized figures of that height."

Talk about what is gonna be a great looking carded custom!

Darth Daddy is back with multiple updates...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
From The Force Awakens to Rogue One and adding much needed articulation to some ROTJ hand swaps this update is very detailed. Daggone I sure wish we could get figures artied up like that all the time from Hasbro!

Foxtrot Delta gives us a Vintage Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
"Here's General Lando Calrissian using a vintage Gen Madine body, vintage Lando head and custom vinyl cape."

Now that is a great looking figure. What a neat idea!

Brandon Flores inspires Ron Hembling's latest work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
"Hi All,

When I saw Brandon Flores's 6" Hover Tank I knew I had to make something for my Hover Tank Pilot which will be painted to a Hover Tank Commander.

I couldn't make the full hover tank due to room so I decided to make the Hover Tank's Cupola section. The lower base section was done using foam board and then I used plastic card to cover the base. The cupola and the other pieces were made using plastic card, military model parts, lego piece and a battery.


Pretty cool if I do say so myself!

Stronox is back wiith a TOR Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
"Prince Arcann from the Old Republic Game..."

He looks pretty spot on to me. I am really liking me some Stronox Customs here lately. Did everyone see his DC Customs? I am still reeling from those.

Syamsul Sam shares a great Ewok Drummer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
Once again courtesy of our Facebook Page. I could really see these taking off if Hasbro would make. Couldn't you just see a multi-figure set of something like these with a full helmet drum set!

Stefan shares a new dio on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 3 2016
He is still building. Looks like Rogue One is really exploding at his house. I like it!

Ajunta Pall corrects some errors...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"So I picked up two shoretroopers/scarif troopers yesterday from my local walmart, and I noticed the box said "Scarif stormtrooper squad leader" but when I did a little research on the ranking system they are using for Rogue One I realized that these were not in fact squad leaders but normal troopers. So I decided to repaint them to reflect the higher ranking officers starting with captain. Later i'll do one of the squad leader which is the one that comes with Moroff in the 5poa two pack."

Yepper, definitely looks a ton better and it now more authentic.

Darth Optimus is back after a long hiatus!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"So, hello 'Yarders. It's been a long while. I don't really do SW customs anymore. I've moved onto my own 'verse, which is "The Wastelands". It was inspired by the "Mad Max" franchise (especially "Fury Road"), but is not limited to it. The Wastelands are populated with monsters, mutants, warlords, demigods, robots...pretty much whatever I think is cool.

With that, first custom in the "Wastelands" is "Mad" Max Rokatansky, former Main Force Police officer. The look is a gestalt of his movie looks, with artistic license. My timeline takes place shortly after "Fury Road", with Max liberating a car and motorcycle from Immortan Joe's motorpool and heading out. The cycle "stows" in the passenger side of the car, in-universe. The rear of the car has been modded to house all manner of removeable gear and equipment. All of Max's gear is fully removeable, as well."

Remember folks we love our Star Wars here at ISY, but we also love all kinds of customizing and genres including the great verse Darth Optimus is exploring. So cool to have him back!

Bronxstalker doesn't give into high prices and makes a great custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"I'm a glutton for punishment. I wanted one of those Titanfall 6" Threezero figures, but at a few hundred dollars, it's well beyond my price I decided to make my own, using a standard marvel legend figure.

It's still a work in progress, but here's my humble beginnings and where it's at currently."

That seems like such a cool game. I need to find both versions and get ready for snow days!

Brandon Flores creates a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
He is really tricking out an Echo Base Diorama. Just in time for winter to hit here in a few weeks. Daggone what I wouldn't give to peruse his works in person. Once again, courtesy of our Facebook Page.

Mandalore 25 reviews the Boss Fight Studio Blanks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
Couresty of our Facebook Page he has posted a pictoral review with description of some awesome looking blank figures.

Don't forget folks, out site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store carries the full line of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. in addition to the blanks Mandalore 25 reviews above.

Disney Interactive sends word about Star Wars Force Arena...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"In Star Wars™: Force Arena you will lead a powerful team of iconic Star Wars™ characters into real-time, adrenaline-fueled battles against other players from around the globe! Players must form a powerful squad from a roster of over 80 cards, including 60 Star Wars™ characters, to emerge victorious in the quest for galactic dominance.

● BATTLE and join forces with other players from around the globe in real-time 1v1 or 2v2 PvP arena battles.

● LEAD a team of iconic Star Wars™ characters including Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, as well as new Rogue One characters like Jyn Erso or Orson Krennic.

● COLLECT and upgrade your favorite characters to create the ideal Rebel or Imperial squad while leveraging powerful character duos that boost your effectiveness in battle.

● COMPETE to earn rewards, special characters, and bonus items by participating in events as you climb to the top of the leaderboard in your journey for galactic dominance."

You can preregister today and it looks like its available on a wide array of platforms.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
Hot Toys is put the Rebels in the spotlight with this 1/6 scale figure Chirrut Imwe! Specially crafted based on his appearance in Rogue One, this Chirrut figure features a newly developed head sculpt, a meticulously tailored costume, detailed weapons and accessories, and a specially designed figure stand with movie logo.

Darth Vader joins Medicom's MAFEX lineup, this time in his appearance in Rogue One or in a translucent blue color as a hologram! Newly designed joints make posing easier than ever before, featuring interchangeable hands and a stand to display him. Add this iconic villain to your lineup today!

True to the film, the mechanical details across the U-Wing are replicated with exquisite precision, as well as the battle damage it has undergone from war. The product utilizes unique electromagnetic attraction and repulsion principles to recreate the brand new U-Wing which floats on air! $179.99

Funko’s vinyl Pop! figures feature fan-favorite characters from hit TV shows, movies, video games, and more! These adorable figures stand 3.75 inches tall and feature the classic Pop! shape, making them perfect for any collection.

Neca brings you collectibles from the hits to the classics! Fans can get Pacific Rim Jaegers, Diablo III and World of Warcraft Heroes of The Storm, and even StarCraft’s Nova Terra as articulated 7-inch figures. These and more are in stock now!

Hasbro presents Marvel Legends 6” figures featuring Spider-Man heroes and villains! Each figure features detailed design, is easily poseable and highly articulated, and includes a Build-A-Figure component. Collect them all to assemble a Marvel’s Sandman figure!

Ron Hembling is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"Hi All,

Completed the Escape Pod for the dio and this is almost identical to the Drop Zone dio pod I did except that I used Vallejo Paint lids for the thrusters.

I sold my Drop Zone dio a little while back and started on this to make a Drop Zone dio with the pod doors open but when the client wanted the Look Sir Droids dio I decided that this one will go to that.

The main pod is a PVC pipe and I added the details from an old MPC Falcon kit I got of ebay and also plastic card, wire and 1:35 scale WW2 parts.

The pod was sprayed with Tamiya JLN Grey and then weathered with Vallejo paints and pastels. I also wanted a little more scorching on it and I did that by mixing plaster of paris and black/brown pastel chalks and and a little PVA glue and added it over the pod.


Daggone that looks fantastic!

JDeck is back with even more Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"This isn't a model kit but I thought it was really cool. Bandai is making this AT-AT multi stand. It's a desk organizer with drawers, coin holder, pencil holder, USB cord holder, and all kinds of stuff. Its also fully articulated. They claim its 1/72, I must have a much bigger estimation of the size of an AT-AT. Hobby_japan has them on pre-order for $89.80+ $33.80 S&H. Release date is Dec. 15 2016.

Hobby_japan also has the death trooper for sale at $20.80+ $9.80 S&H, he also combines shipping. I've dealt with him numerous times and if you want multiple bandai kits he's a great seller."

Works for me!

Stan is back with an ROTJ Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"WIP Oola and Bib Fortuna, Hammerhead up above , and human ugnaught . Paint. Color on Oola is pain to match up; she about 3 Tones of yellow green. Not done with her yet!"

I like what he is showing us!