March 2017


JDeck continues his G.I. JOE kick...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 17 2017
"Continuing my GI JOE kick, I made a custom Recondo. I wanted an updated version from the original, but I didn't really like the Pursuit of cobra version. I just put the POC Recondo head arms, on a repainted 50th Spirit Iron-Knife. I tried doing a modernized golden zig zag tiger stripe pattern on the pants. He's posing in front of my WIP project "Snake-eater" V.A.M.P MK.2.

For my GI JOE customs, I like to imagine them in the near future, 2025-2030. I think tiger stripes will make a comeback. Universal camouflage pattern and digital will be a thing of the past. I'm thinking for the truck to do a Kryptek Snake skin camo. I'll get into that later in my custom vehicle section."

Looks pretty spot on to me with a ton of articulation. Of course there is one figure line that never lost its articulation from what I can tell!



Stronox gives you a chance to own some magic...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 17 2017
I have been remiss in my reporting! I just see that the last three awesome Hasbro revisions Stronox has done of Baze Malbus, Admiral Thrawn, and Mara Jade are up for grabs on eBay. Trust me that is one purchase you will never regret. I could easily see some of Stronox's work being the centerpiece of my collection!



The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 17 2017
Looks like a Rogue One Data Disk is the theme today. Looks pretty awesome to me!



Disney World updates us on their AT-AT Progress...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 17 2017
I saw this on Twitter last night and had to make sure you guys were aware of it. Oh yes, the Tamer will be there somehow someway in 2019!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 16 2017
ONE:12 OLD MAN LOGAN FIGURE
Old Man Logan joins the One:12 Collective with a detailed outfit, accessories, and the baby Hulk who may be the last of the Banner bloodline. Each figure is packaged in a deluxe collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. $80.00
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ11114&mode=retail

THE WALKING DEAD MCFARLANE
McFarlane brings you incredible collectibles from the hit TV series The Walking Dead! Grab Glenn, Negan, and Dwight as figures or a blood-covered Lucielle for your Walking collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=mcfarlane%20walking%20dead

HORROR BISHOUJO STATUES
These 2nd edition Horror Bishoujo statues from Kotobukiya are sure to spice up any horror collection! Each collectible statue includes a base for these beauties to stand on.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=horror%20bishoujo

ROGUE ONE JEDHA REVOLT FOUR PACK
Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, Stormtroopers, X-Wings, Star Destroyers, AT-AT Walkers, droids, Wookiees, Rebel heroes, and more! Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a galaxy far, far away with the Jedha Revolt 4-Pack from Star Wars: Rogue One featuring Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera, Imperial Hovertank Pilot, and Edrio Two Tubes 3.75-inch figures. $26.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS25364&mode=retail

STAR WARS PREMIUM COLLECTION
These model kits from Sega are great for Star Wars collectors of scaled vehicles and characters like the Darth Vader’s Death Star and more!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=sega%20star%20wars



Gold Leader One gives us a new AF Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 16 2017
"Been a while since I did an Action Fleet custom. This is my custom Partisan X-wing from Rogue One. It's definitely one of the hardest ones I've done so far. I wanted to have this done before Rogue One came out. I should really stick to my deadlines. Being on vacation from work has its benefits."

That it does Dave. That it does! Great custom.



Stronox is back with new 6" Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 16 2017
"Practicing more 6 inch...Thrawn was made from Krennic and Mara from Jyn Erso..."

They both look spot on to me. Stronox rocks em at the 3.75" and the 6" Scales!



Forceflow is back with some Hutt Goons...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 16 2017
"Hutt Enforcers

'Cuz I got mooks like Jabba!

Well, I don't know if these guys work for Jabba specifically (it's a big galaxy), but they'd blend in pretty well with his band of cutthroats.

The Nikto Soldier has 14 points of articulation. Lots of fodder body parts (mostly Star Wars, with a little bit of Avatar). He started as a Rebel soldier, back in the days before Rogue One came out. I guess he's turned to a life of crime since then.

The Weequay Executioner was a lot of fun. A pretty simple head, hands, and feet swap with drybrush painting. I literally plopped Sora Bulq's head right on a Quarren soldier's body, and I was halfway there. Only 12 POA... no knees. But when all you gotta do is stand around and look tough, who needs 'em?"

They sure look good to me!



Ron Hembling improves Hasbro's 6" Obi-Wan...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 15 2017
"Hi All,

Kenobi is done.

The robe I picked up from eBay, juts type in 1:12 star wars customs and you should get a few of them up from a gentleman in Malaysia.

The base is a Bandai stand with balsa wood sides and plastic card for the floor and I sprayed the floor gloss black.

Now back to sanding :)

Ron"

Leave it to Ron to start and finish one entirely new diorama before I am even aware he is starting up a new project waiting for stuff to dry on a previous one!



Darth Daddy shares in the forums too!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 15 2017
"It has been way too long since we did a post. To make up for lost time, we have two new figures to share, The first figure is one from Elias that we got from Hole In The Ground Productions, The second was a team build from both me and Elias. A true Customs for the Kid build we wanted to have ready in time for Saturday's Rebels episode "Twin Suns". Hope you all enjoy!"

Great builds all the way around and if you haven't found Hole in the Ground Productions click away! They just have a plethora of customizing products ranging from dio pieces, action figures, and vehicles that are jaw dropping amazing!



Spry updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 15 2017
He says he has updates his Rancor Pit. That is definitely worth a look. Once again, check out our Facebook Page to see items that may not make our official site!



Darth Daddy updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 15 2017
Looks like he is creating one fantastic old school Obi-Wan Kenobi. I always like getting up each day to see what new customs are shared on our Facebook Page.


Entertainment Earth

EE announces Exclusive
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 14 2017
"We’re proud to announce our Exclusive Pop! Vinyl!

FU14012EE - Wonder Woman Movie Diana Prince Pop! Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Exclusive!
Wonder. Power. Courage.
2017's Wonder Woman in disguise!
Exclusive Diana Prince outfit!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive! She's no ordinary secretary! From 2017's Wonder Woman film, actress Gal Gadot picks up the mantle of Amazonian Princess. This exclusive Wonder Woman Movie Diana Prince Pop! Vinyl Figure features Diana Prince wearing her civilian disguise. She comes armed with a removable shield, just in case the day needs saving! Measuring about 3 3/4-inches tall, the Wonder Woman Movie Diana Prince Pop! Vinyl Figure comes packaged in a window display box. Don't miss it!

This is a new, full-body mold/sculpt, completely distinguishable as different from any of the other Wonder Woman Pop! Vinyls being released at this time. She is wearing the gray coat and dark hat of Diana Prince as seen at about minute 1:18 of this trailer. In the scene, she stops a bullet with her vambraces. Similarly, in this Pop! Vinyl, Wonder Woman’s silver and gold vambraces can been seen at her wrists, extending beyond her coat sleeves, a nice subtle detail indicating her true identity. While there have been many Wonder Woman Pop! Vinyls, this is the ONLY Diana Prince Pop! Vinyl that has ever been made. And it has a cool, rare feature for Pop! Vinyls—her shield is removable! Starting at about minute 2:08 of this trailer, you can see her in this outfit with her shield.

Gal Godot’s Wonder Woman will be in 2 movies this year - the Wonder Woman movie opening June 2 AND The Justice League Movie opening November 2.

Item should be arriving just in the nick of time to be in stock for the movie’s release in June.

Price: $12.99



Ron Hembling updates us on his Hoth Turret Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 14 2017
"Hi All,

Did some work on the turret and I have started using foam board for the bottom section of the turret and the turret it self.

I have given the turret edges a angle to it and I need to now fill and sand it and also the bottom section and then start adding the details.

I also removed the soft plastic skirt section to add a cloth one and also sanded the top of the helmet so it actually more rounded."

I sure do like his Hoth Projects. A Lot!



Gentle Giant announces Bistan Mini-Bust!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017





Darth Depressis is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017
"The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker

more to come?..."

Well first off welcome back! Second, I sure hope so to answer your question. He has given us a ton of great new images to peruse and I really like the angles of some of them. Great work DD!



Forceflow shows us his Gallery...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017
"For your consideration, my various illustrations and design work. I work in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, with elements from stock photos and https://www.pixelsquid.com/.

Most are created just for fin, but I've made gifts for friends and family out of a few (wall prints, birthday cards, etc.). I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to ask questions or make a request.

Good Morning, Yavin 4
X-Wings flying back to base after a training run. You'll notice the closest X-Wing doesn't have an astromech. This was actually a mistake in the render I used. I decided to leave it out, figuring it added to the backstory (at least in my head)."

He also has a great Endor scene up for your perusal.



Blizzard Force is back with a new Vintage TFA Carded Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017
"And here's one extra I completed afterwards...

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

I'm only missing one figure now...Luke (of course). Currently sourcing some material, hoping to have it done soon...so I can then call TFA "done" and move on to other things....already preparing for the 40th anniversary of SW at the moment, for example..."

Now that looks fantastic!



Stronox improves another Hasbro 6" Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017
"Wow I was truly shocked at how badly the latest SW Black figures looked...I think the figures themselves are great, just the paint apps are really bad. I took some time to re-do this Baze figure I got to see if I could improve him..."

I think we can all answer this question with an insert your own catchphrase yes!



The Spectre gives us a BOSS Fight Studio Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 13 2017
As you can see the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Campaign was a great success and we are getting some great blanks among other great creature offerings. Talk about the Cadillac of the action figure world right now!



Ron Hembling starts Hoth Turret Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 12 2017
"Hi All,

New WIP pics of the next dio.

This one will be of a Rebel Hoth turret which has been hit by Imperial fire and a Snow trooper checking it out.

The Turret so far is plumbers PVC pipe and plastic card which will the main material on this build.

Ron"

Daggone you Ron, I guess I will be following this one very closely too!



Ajunta Pall is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 12 2017
"Hello guys, back with some more earlier work from last year. I enjoyed making these two guys. I learned alot making them both as far as sculpting as well as paint apps. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking!

1-2)Hondo Ohnaka (Rebels cartoon version)
3-4) Tee Wat kaa (Clone wars)
"

I featured Tee Wat Kaa earlier in the week, but his execution on Hondo Ohnaka is awesome too!



Ron Hembling finishes Jedha Patrol Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Hi All,

New 2 in 1 Jedha Patrol dio completed.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and have the Bandai Death Trooper pauldrons added to them.

The orange pauldron trooper's back pack was made using a harness section from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the middle section was done using plastic card and plastic tube. The roll and haver sack are made using cloth and then straps are modelers tape and the buckles are some 1/35 resin pieces from a 40ft container.

The white pauldron trooper's pack was also made using the Bnadai Sandtrooper harness and then I used plastic card, 1/35 WW2 Sherman tank peice, BS 6" farm boy Luke's bino's, fly screen and other pieces from the Bandai Sandtrooper and Deathtrooper.

The bases were made using the stands that come with the figure kits and then balsa wood was used for the sides. The back walls were made using foam board and high density foam, I ripped off pieces of high density foam to simulate wear and tear and then used a pen to make the stones.

Once the stones were drawn I used spakilla for the walls and the sand. The machinery is some old plumber PVC pipe connection I had and a deodorant lid a asthma spray and parts form the Sandtrooper weapons.

Once everything was done the figures and base were weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks."

What can I say other than Ron is the thing of customs magic!



Gold Leader One is back with new pilots...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Here are 2 more custom pilots, this time going back to the movies. The first is Snowspeeder pilot Hobbie (and super-articulated as well). I did have a previous Snowspeeder Hobbie, but it wasn't super-articulated. With me learning to use a dremel, I wanted to make a proper Snowspeeder Hobbie, as the one released was in his X-wing gear (but had the head cap/covering that a Snowspeeder pilot has). The second figure is a Sullustan pilot from a deleted scene in Return of the Jedi."

He definitely has a nice group of pilots!



Legion078 revisits BB-8 one more time...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Today I revisited BB-8 once again. This time I used Citadel's Shade "Nuln Oil" to highlight all the details especially the depth of BB's mold! I think I have to correct my previous statement:

This shade gives your custom the last touch after you already applied pigments to weather it.
Using this shade as very last step does make a difference...

This time I used a very thin brush to spread the shade within the surface's gaps.

So since BB-8 is now finally done he joined the 212th Attack Battalion as Tactical Support Droid!
I think he looks just perfect next to Clone Troopers of the 212th! The Force Awakens is just...not canon to me anyway - so I leave it like that!

Looks like I have to do some custom weapons, soon...

Have a great weekend guys!"

You too Legion078! You too!



Stocos28 is back with a great Sith Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Here are my Darth Bane(inspired by Stonox's version from awhile Back), Visas Marr & Darth Vindican customs. For Bane I used a gi joe torso, added the Chest Obalisks from the evo Bane and sculpted the rest of the orbalisks including the ones on the forearms. Time consuming but well worth it! I then made a mold of the torso and casted it. On the Revan I modded the head to look closer to his actual mask. I sculpted over the chest and the metal rings & sewed the skirt and cape and added a wire in the cape so it can be posed. For Visas the body is Luminara. I used a bald female head and sculpted the veil. I also used the sewing machine and made that skirt. Darth Vindican's head is a modified MU Red skull, I added ears & the face tendrils. Sewed the skirt and did some sculpting over a Starkiller torso. I included Links at the bottom for anyone interested."

Wow, those are some finely crafted Sith!



Stan is back with a Bespin Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Vintage Bespin Guard, sure wish Hasbro would have gave us reason to celebrate! Ugnaught is update on face-sculpt."

Both new customs look great!



Stronox is back with a Sith Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Haven't had much in the way of Star Wars to show recently...This is some fix up's to the 6 inch scale Darth Revan...I removed the plastic hood altogether which really improves this figure thus allowing to move the shoulders more and the head. Then, I created a custom fitted robe/hood for him per the client's wishes and added soft goods to the plastic parts of the tunic. The robe has a wired seam line, thus allowing for some dramatic posing. I also detailed him with some washes and made my usual saber hilt mods so they can store on the belt. As always, thanks for taking a look at my work guys!"

Yepper, much better than the version by Hasbro!



Dan shares start up news on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
"Jason Bienvenu is relaunching his "Animal Warriors Of The Kingdom" 3.75" action figure line soon!"

Seems pretty awesome looking to me!



McRobo Creations ready to make more Sail Barges...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 11 2017
You can see by the post above on our Facebook Page that they are gearing up for more Sail Barge Construction. Isn't it time you had that Sail Barge you have always dreamed about?



JDeck finishes his Storm Shadow Mountain Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 10 2017
"I'd say this one is done. I gave it a little more snow, and added the repainted foo dogs. I think it's a neat little piece."

I couldn't agree with him more. Can't you just see Snake Eyes squaring off with ole Storm Shadow just like this!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 9 2017
ACID RAIN FIGURES
Ori Toy's 1/18 scale Acid Rain series features the new Space Prisoner and Abaddon Puppet figures! These articulated fully painted collectibles feature highly detailed weathering effects, weapons, and accessories.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=acid%20rain

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES
Spider-Man fans rejoice; new Homecoming figures and accessories are available for pre-order now! Grab the infamous web-headed hero as an articulated MAFEX figure or the notorious Vulture as a 6-inch scale figure from Hasbro.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=spider-man%20homecoming

1/6 SCALE PUNISHER FIGURE
This screen-accurate 1/6 scale Punisher figure is crafted based on the popular Daredevil series! Punisher features a specially tailored outfit, wide range of weapons, and a specially designed figure stand with a backdrop. $234.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=james%20bond%201/6

JAMES BOND 1/6 SCALE FIGURES
Grab the original Goldfinger, Odd Job, and the famous secret agent himself James Bond as articulated collectible figures from the original movie series. Each include real fabric clothing and character-specific accessories!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=james%20bond%201/6

ALIEN 30TH ANNIVERSARY HICKS AND HUDSON TWO PACK
Continuing the Aliens 30th anniversary celebration, Neca presents a special edition action figure 2-pack featuring two iconic Colonial Marines, Hicks and Hudson! Long out of production, these figures are collected here with all the pieces that appeared in their individual releases. $41.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=19214

STAR WARS 1/10 SCALE PREMIUM STORMTROOPER FIGURE
Sega presents the 1/10 scale Stormtrooper for their Premium Figure Collection. This articulated figure stands 7.5 inches tall and includes a blaster weapon. $20.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SGA10079&mode=retail



JDeck is back with a JOE Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 9 2017
" In the meantime I've been on a GI JOE kick lately. I like GI joe because theres certain things I can do with them i cant with Star Wars, so its a good balance.

I started on a Storm Shadow Arashikage mountain temple diorama. Im almost finished, just need finishing touches."



Ron Hembling adds to his Jedha Patrol Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 8 2017
"Hi All,



Little more work done on the Jedha Patrol dio
. I covered the walls using a mix of spakfilla and sand and added a little paint to the mix as it is easier to piant.

The machinery were built using a plumber PVC pipe connection and a deodorant spary lid. The small pieces are from the Bandai sandtrooper back pack and the ends sections are from the left over connection sprue.

The other machinery is a asthma spray container with the muzzle of the T-21 light repeating blaster from the Bandai sandtrooper kit. The longer piece is barrels from the same sandtrooper kit.

Ron"

Daggone that is already looking fantastic!



Gold Leader One is back with a new Custom Rebel Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 8 2017
"Here's another quick custom I did tonight. Going back to the original Rogue Squadron video game, this is Zev Senesca in X-wing gear. Zev was a member of Rogue Squadron in between ANH up until his death in ESB (old canon). Zev is the only Snowspeeder pilot released not to have the head cap/covering found on other Snowspeeder pilots. Because of that, I wanted to make him a regular X-wing pilot, basing his appearance from the Rogue Squadron game."

Click on through for the full description and recipe.



Ajunta Pall is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 8 2017
"Hello guys, back with some more earlier work from last year. I enjoyed making these two guys. I learned alot making them both as far as sculpting as well as paint apps. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking!

1-2)Hondo Ohnaka (Rebels cartoon version)
3-4) Tee Wat kaa (Clone wars)
"

I am really liking both of these!



Stan finishes up his Colonel...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 8 2017
"One last revisit, the colonel , updated his headsculpt! Finally finish with him."

I can see why he is so happy with him!



Legion078 starts the primer work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 8 2017
"The first step to repaint the Naboo Flash Speeder is to paint it with a primer. And like before on the Corporate Alliance Tank I used Citadel's Chaos Black to spray-paint the vehicle in black:

May I introduce to you: The new and true "Black Series" Naboo Flash Speeder - the first one of many coming "Black Series" vehicles & figures...due to the lack of newness from the house of Hasbro..."

It already is one greatly changed for the better vehicle.



Ron Hembling starts a Jedha Patrol Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 7 2017
"Hi All,

WIP of the next 2 in 1 dio will be Stormtrooper's Jedha Patrol. The bases have been made using foam board, high denisty foam and balsa.

The first Jedha Trooper is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and the pauldron is from the Bandai Deathtrooper kit. The back pack was made using the Bandai Sandtrooper back pack. I removed the connectors from the harness and then made the cylinders using plastic tube.

The roll and haver sack were made using some old pieces of cloth and the straps are done using tape and the buckles are from some 1/35th scale resin container doors and the little antenna was made using some thin wire.

Ron"

Ron is on fire this month!



Gold Leader One swaps out the Astro Unit on a Y-Wing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 7 2017
"How to change the astromech on the 30th Anniversary Y-wing without dremeling the molded-in astromech

Going through some old posts on Rebelscum, I've seen a few members dremel out the droid on this Y-wing. It was done very well and I wanted to give it a go, having just bought a dremel myself. I've got some practice under my belt, I've already been turning old figure heads into a ball-joint neck. I bought a used one on ebay, just the body of the ship, no engine parts for real cheap. I couldn't get the cuts right, the dremel kept skipping and would sometimes hit other parts of the ship. I just didn't feel comfortable doing it on the one I had. You could see afterwards all the cuts from the dremel, it would have looked obvious."

Oh yeah, worked out great! Click on through to see his full process.



Legion078 weathers up BB-8...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 7 2017
"So tonight I realized what Blizzard Force had recommended to me: I put some weathering on BB-8 using a shade by Citadel and pigments from Revell.

And here is what I used and how I used it:

I got this Revell Weathering Set from Christoph best known as FialaFernbrugg.

Check out his amazing customs and model kits by following this link:

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=1624.0

He gave this set to me and tonight I used it for the very first time to weather BB-8."

I like it. Yarders helping Yarders!



Thank the Maker Featured...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 7 2017
Darth Daddy shows off this great Imperial Troop Transport with a Customs For the Kid story. It is one great looking Imperial Vehicle Custom.



Thank the Maker Featured...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 7 2017
Darth Daddy shows off this great Imperial Troop Transport with a Customs For the Kid story. It is one great looking Imperial Vehicle Custom.



Ron Hembling creates an R2 and C3PO connect a dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 6 2017
"Hi All,

Did another 2 in 1 dio this time C-3PO & R2-D2. The figures are both from Bandai and built straight out of the box and they were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

The base is the stands that come with the kits and I used balsa wood for the edges. The small moisture vaporator and storage unit were done by using soft drink lids, charger cords, plastic card and deodorant lids.

The sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand and once dry the base was painted and weathered using Vallejo Piants and Pastel Chalks

Ron"

Yepper Ron, they turned out great!



Clone Crazy is back with a new chapter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 6 2017
He has posted his update, Knights of the Old Republic #13 Slaves to the Past.

Folks these photo-novel folks spend a ton of time and make a lot of custom work to get these things right. Lets let Clone Crazy know how much we appreciate his work with some comments!



Arkantos finishes his Rogue One Combat Assault Tank!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 6 2017
"A lot of work but finally done. Next I will put motorized tank tracks. Going to be an R/C tank."

And now he is gonna make it remote control! It already looks fantastic, but talk about cranking it up a notch or three!



Gold Leader One is back with a new Custom Rebel Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 6 2017
"Here is another custom pilot, this time one from the movies and not a video game. This is Telsij, who flew a Y-wing with Gray Squadron during the Battle of Endor. In old canon, he was a Lt. and flew as Gray Two. In new canon, his rank and callsign have not been established, but I have noticed a lot of old canon callsigns/squadron names are being carried over. I did the usual boil and pop, then cut out the neck post and dremeled the neck out. I didn't have to do any modification to the neck post, I was able to get the head to fit properly."

Click on through for a most excellent back story and recipe!



Larifari articulates up more K-2SOs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 6 2017
"K-1SO,K-2SO,K-3SO and James."

To say it is downright awesome to see so much arty is an understatement!



Its time to vote for the next custom contest!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 3 2017
Star Wars Aliens, no paint kit-bash, mirror universe, those are just some of the choices you have for the next challenge. Tell your friends and we can get the vote sorted so we can get cracking on the next challenge!



Bill Stellin shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 3 2017
Now this is one Hoth Dio I think looks great. What a great Snowy Theme for the way it is outside where I live today!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 2 2017
ROGUE ONE IMPERIAL CLEAN TANK TROOPER HELMET
Anovos presents the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Imperial Tank Trooper Helmet! This ready-to-wear helmet was digitally scanned for exact reproduction, and features a fully lined interior and fiberglass outer shell. $574.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ANV10132&mode=retail

MARVEL LEGENDS FIGURES
Fans can collect their favorite characters from Marvel's vast universe of comic-based characters with the Marvel Legends figure line! These impressive 3.75-inch scale figures feature detailed articulation, sculpting, and series-accurate colors.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=23043

MAFEX SPIDER-MAN
Spider-Man from the latest film Homecoming gets an incredible MAFEX figure release from Medicom! This 5.9-inch figure features newly designed joints for an insane amount of articulation, as is appropriate for everyone's favorite wall-crawler! $79.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED11185&mode=retail

DC COLLECTIBLES AND DIAMOND ARRIVALS
Fans of DC and Marvel can get their favorite heroes and villains as articulated figures and statues! From Batman Beyond to Guardians of the Galaxy, these collectibles are must-haves for any comic fan.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18633

THE DARK CRYSTAL REACTION RETRO ACTION FIGURES
Relive the 1982 film from Jim Henson and Frank Oz, The Dark Crystal! Jen is joined by Kira, a fellow Gelfling who can communicate with animals, Aughra the astronomer, UrSol the Chanter, and The Chamberlain.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=dark%20crystal

REBOR DINOSAUR ARRIVALS
Rebor presents new incredibly detailed dinosaur replicas! Each scaled figure features a beautifully crafted base and a prehistoric feel.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=rebor



Ron Hembling finishes his Han and Chewie Connect a Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 2 2017
"Hi All,

Here are my usual out door pics for Han and Chewie.

Ron"

Another great project finished in stellar detail. I can't wait to see what he does next!



Customize in the kitchen...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 2 2017
I came across this cool recipe for Yoda's Stew on the official site today. I am gonna have to give this a try. It looks pretty healthy too!



Ron Hembling starts Han/Chewie connect a dios...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"Hi All,

Almost done with these two quick dios, I repainted Han and Chewie BS 6" and left the articulation on them, the bases are form Bandai with balsa wood sides and the foot plating is some old rubber 1/35th scale WW2 German Panther tracks and the bases are made so they can stand aloone your together.

The tubes are just some old wiring I had in the parts box and the sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand. I just need to add weathering to the base and I will have my usual pics tomorrow

Ron"

I swear Ron does at least one new project a day! His work is always so fantastic too!



JDeck shares new Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"Here's a couple of updates. 1/2 scale BB-8. WHUUT! 1/144 snowspeeder and AT-ST, to go along with the AT-AT. Transparent Darth Vader hologram figure."

I am gonna have to have that hologram Vader. That looks fantastic. I cannot wait to get my hands on that AT-AT too.



Foxtrot Delta is back with new Cardbacks!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"Here's Luke and Han (Gunner Station) Cardbacks."

They look awesome to me!



Legion078 does a BB-8 Repaint...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"Over the past weekend I finished the repaint of BB-8. I have watched J.J.'s masterpiece only 5 times so far and please correct me if I am wrong, but I remember BB-8 had a different, more intense shade of orange.

First, I wasn't sure which of the two colors to use, but then I chose Citadel's Layer "Troll Slayer Orange". I recall that Jakks Pacific used a similar orange for their BB-8..."

Click on through to see the full process.



CHEWIE shares new Enloe Trials Chapter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"Somehow I neglected to post this for a while.. but here is the 10th installment in The Enloe Trials..."

You gotta hand it to the photo-novel folks. They create such great stuff just for us fans! This new chapter is full of good action, story, and of course great customs and dioramas!



Entertainment Earth announces Take Your Action Figure To Work Day Festivities...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 1 2017
"TAKE YOUR ACTION FIGURE TO WORK DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, 3/3/17

Come join Entertainment Earth in the fun and tag us to win prizes!

When: This Friday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 5th, 2017.

How: Go here for details on Friday: https://gleam.io/EPzDI/take-your-action-figure-to-work-day-giveaway

What: post a photo of yourself with your action figure/s at work and share on any social media, with the hashtag: #AFWD2017

Giveaway runs Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th, no limit on number of entries, all social platforms are eligible (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.).

You can share the photo anywhere, not limited to Entertainment Earth’s social media channels. We’re tracking the hashtag! #AFWD2017

On Monday, March 6th, we will draw three random winners from the submissions. Each winner will receive our Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-Inch Action Figures set!"