May 2017


The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 22 2017
He has an interesting What if on our Facebook Page this morning.



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares Dr. Who Experience...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 21 2017
"My wife and I got these awesome pics done at the "Doctor Who Experience" in Cardiff, Wales yesterday!"

Now that is the way to have a good time Dan!



Clonesniper78 gets his Kit-Bash on a second time...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 20 2017
"Rebel Officer Han Solo

Some time between Episode IV and V. Han is seen here on a special mission with a sachel of explosives.

Body is from a Wal-Mart Captain Cassian. Head is from the G.I. Joe line, can't remember the figure but it's the one that looks exactly like Harrison Ford. Lol. Explosive sachel is from a Joe Tunnel Rat figure. Blaster is from a Has Solo figure."

Definitely a great look kit-bash. Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!



Ron Hembling finishes his latest project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 20 2017
"Hi All,

Finished a commission piece last night.

Recipe

Scout/Speeder - are from Bandai and have been built straight out of the box. They both have been painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is a cheap picture from and the ground was built up using a mix of spakfilla/sand/dirt and then spread over the base. Before it dried I used old branches for trunks and before adding them to the base I soaked them in metholated spirts to dry them out and stop rotting and kill any little bugs.

Once the trunks were inplace I then used a mix of static grass/sand/dirt/lichen moss and small twigs and mixed these all together and used PVA glue to adhere it to the base.

Once the dead foliage/ground was dry I then gave it several washes of Vallejo's Chocolate brown andleft it to dry. I then used the clover type plants and the pointy leaf plants from JoeFix Studio and glued them in place.

The ferns are fro the local craft shop and I get them from the fake flower section and tehn cut them to size and glue them in place.

The grass tufts are from miniNatur and the moss is a mix of spakfilla/sand and Vallejo Medium green paint and then I use a old brush and dap it over the areas were I want it to go.

Ron"

What can I say about Ron that I haven't? He just gets it done right!



Darth Daddy is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 20 2017
"The action figure posted below was one that I recently made for the YouTube show I do with Peak-OB1 Custom Creations called "Customizing The Clone Wars". We are covering "The Citadel" arc of The Clone Wars TV series and I thought it would be fun though to create the villain from the episodes, the warden of the prison Osi Sobeck.

"OSI SOBECK"

Looks pretty good to me.



Fiala Fernbrugg is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 20 2017
"CRIMSON STORMTROOPER

Specially trained Stormtroopers for operations in the extreme temperatures of volcanic areas.

Repaint of a standard super-articulated 33/4" Stormtrooper with Revell 330 fiery red, silk.

Weathering with some dark washes and Revell pigments.
The base is made of modelling clay and the lava is made of wood glue coloured with Revell 730 orange and some red washes."

I like it!



Gentle Giant shares May Products...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 20 2017
"Take a second look at the new four new collectibles we announced earlier this month! All four are available now for pre-order and will be arriving later this year!"

I know between the IG-88 Statue, the Yavin Leia Mini-bust, and the target="_blank">Rogue One Shoretrooper Statue I could see you getting them all!






Clonesniper78 gets his Kit-Bash on...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 19 2017
"Sith Apprentice

The parts are all various Snake Eyes parts from G.I.Joe. Head is also from the Joe line, it's an unmasked Storm Shadow. Cape is from Marvel Universe. Light Saber is from a Darth Vader fig."

You gotta love JOE Figures for all the articulation!

Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!



Ron Hembling does more work on his Endor Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 19 2017
"Hi All,

more work done to the dio.

The ground cover/dead foliage/mud is a mix of static grass,dirt/sand/thin sticks/lichen moss and the dead fallen tree is a branch I found in the bush.

I covered the base with PVA glue and then spread the ground cover/dead foliage over the base and once dry I removed the excess and painted it with Vallejo Chocolate Brown.

The small leaf plants and the pointed leaves are from JOEFIX Studio and the ferns are from the craft shop from the fake plant section, the small tufts of grass are from miniNatur.

The moss on the tree is a mix of spakfilla/sand/paint, I mix the lot together until it looked liked grainy pancake mix and then I used an old brush and dapped it were I wanted it.

Ron"

It looks right off Endor to me.



JDeck starts a Jabba's Throne Room Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 19 2017
"I just started my Jabba's throne room display. I'm building it in a bookshelf, so it's more of a stage seeing everything will be on one side facing out. I have most of the flooring rough cut, and I started on the main archway over Jabba's throne. A good trick when mocking up foam walls is to use scewers cut short, stick em under the wall section pointy end out, place it, and jam it into the floor. Helps hold when gluing too, in addition to clamps. Well, that's what I do anyway."

It sure looks great so far!



Roberto Chavez wows us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 19 2017
Take a look at his AT-DP and tell me this isn't one of the coolest things you have seen all month!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 18 2017
NEW SDCC 2017 EXCLUSIVES
These SDCC 2017 exclusive figures, statues, and busts feature series-accurate details and make great additions to any comic book, movie, and TV show collections!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=23435

MARVEL FIGMA NO.353 DEADPOOL
From the Deadpool movie comes a figma of the man himself: Deadpool! He comes with three faceplates, his signature weapons, and a heaping helping of hands! $89.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GSC10946&mode=retail

PREDATOR JUNGLE DEMON 1/4 SCALE FIGURE
This massive, limited edition action figure marks the 30th anniversary of the original Predator movie! This stealthy Jungle Demon Predator is cast in clear plastic with camouflage accents to capture his cloaked appearance in the jungle. He's even equipped with LED effects to simulate the yellow glowing eyes and phasing effect seen on screen! $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC12999&mode=retail

PREDATOR 2 1/18 SCALE ACTION FIGURES
The first figures released in the Predator line by Hiya Toys are City Hunter and Guardian Predator from Predator 2! Each 4.5-inch figure features multiple points of articulation, weapons, stands, and alternate hands. $19.99 Each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=hiya%20predator

EXTREME SETS POP-UP DIORAMAS
These Extreme Sets action figure pop-up dioramas allow you to create the ultimate environment for your 6-inch scale action figures!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=extreme%20sets

TAMASHII MIX MECHAGODZILLA
Godzilla fans of 1993’s Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla may remember the thrilling poster with artwork by Noriyoshi Ohrai and now for the first time ever, this unique design is an incredible figure! $174.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN17701&mode=retail



Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 18 2017
"Hi All,

Started a commission piece and it's a Scout Trooper on Endor.

The speeder is from Bandai as will be the trooper once built. The speeder has been painted using Vallejo Paints and I will weather it using pastel chalks.

The base is a picture frame from a $2 store, the ground work is a mix of spakfilla/dirt/sand with some paint added and PVA glue to help adhere to the base, the dead trunk is a old branch from the bush.

Ron"

It is looking good so far!



Custom Creator has a carving night!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 18 2017
That is his description for this latest round of updates for his "A Link To The Past" Diorama. I must say you can really see it taking shape already.



Panther shows us new work in Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 18 2017
"This evening I carried on working on the roof, I thought I had finished with doing brick work but my design had other ideas for me lol.

As you can see, the construction on the roof is now completed. All that is needed to do it sand it, paint it, glue the black foam board into place and then glue the roof into place. Then I can start with the roof accessories.

Just so you get an idea if the size of this, I put my 1999 Rancor in front of it. As you can see he doesn't even reach the top windows.

Over the weekend I will start adding the windows before attaching the roof into the place."

What a great dio to have for all your action figure needs.



Bronxstalker is back with a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 18 2017
"Here goes another 6" scale Mando Merc.
He's made from a BS Jango Fett, some sculpt (face plate, belt).

Enjoy."

He is up for on the Bay if you are interested.

He looks pretty tough to me and is ready to throw down!



Forceflow joins the No Paint Kit-Bash Challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 17 2017
"AGENT MULDAR First Order Security Bureau

Aux Muldar is a special agent of the First Order Security Bureau (FOSB), tasked with anti-smuggling and narcotics investigations. His affinity for non-human cultures and languages makes him an asset to the Bureau in dealing with underworld cartels. While his peers deride him as an "alien lover", First Order command recognizes the practicality of blending in.

It wasn't easy, but I resisted the urge to paint! Looking over a few WIPs on my table, I saw how many already paint applied, even sparingly. Working in all black made it much easier. I'm a big fan of using like colors whenever possible, and black always looks good.

In the future, I could add some weathering and repaint the shoulder pad. All told, 90% of the construction was swapping parts from two figures. In my opinion, Cade was put to good use; he was creepy, and not in a good way. I'll have to find a use for his goofy head!"

Click on through for the full recipe and construction process. I must say this is one great use of parts! Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!



Ron Hembling finishes a ROTJ Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 17 2017
"Hi All,

Completed this display this morning.

Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight

Recipe

Luke - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I covered up the pin connections on either side of the legs but did it so that the knee's can still be posed. I repainted and weathered him using Vallejo paints.

Base - the base/steps are made from foam board cut to shape and glued. The pylons holding the stairs and the hand rail are made from plastic tube and rod. I painted the base using Vallejo paints

Ron"

Now that looks great!



Syamsul Sam shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 17 2017
I can say these remains of an AT-ST sure do look spot on. An epic battle looks to have happened there.



Dayton Allen with an ALIEN Med Bay...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 17 2017
I was perusing Facebook yesterday morning when I spotted this work of art. I can remember talking with the Sith Fire 30 all those years ago after seeing some of his work in SW Insider. He is definitely an inspiration for a lot of us!



Mr. Jedi 1977 gives us the next part!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 16 2017
Talk about one wild 40th Anniversary Party he started on May the 4th. This next batch of carded customs just shows how sorely lacking we are in many needed versions of Rebel Pilots. Artie has really done some fantastic work here. Of course make sure you see em all!



Hasbro sends news on Gamestop NERF Rival Battlefront Exclusive...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 15 2017
"NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set

(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch. Experience intense, head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 blaster, sending foam rounds soaring into the air at a velocity of 100 fps, and featuring easy re-load magazine. Mask boasts a breathable design and elastic band for adjustable fit. Mask is not a protective device. Set includes reusable display box, blaster, face mask, and 7 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Available exclusively at Gamestop."

Now this is pretty daggone cool!













I-am-Boba-Fett shows us his Kit-Bash Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 15 2017
"This is my first official entry of this contest. Here's an all new no paint kit bashed action figure by me.
This is my UBESE BOUNTY HUNTER custom Star Wars figure.

Assembly Description:
I boiled and popped apart a Bane Malar figure. I removed the helmet, belt holster, lower torso and legs and put them all aside as I did not need them at this time for this project. I then removed the left forearm from the Bane Malar figure. After that I put the left forearm of Jabba's Protocol Droid figure into the left upper arm of the Bane Malar figure. I boiled and popped apart a Miyoom Oonith figure. I also boiled and popped apart a Clone Wars Embo figure."

That is just the start of the recipe and the assembly procedures. This is one great looking figure. Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!



Panther has a huge update in Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 15 2017
"Update!

Started working on the roof last night. I cut the base and then five strips to act as a boarder. As usual, it’s held together with masking tape while I’m working and developing the roof. Once I’ve finished developing this, I will be using a piece of black foam board for top of the roof."

He has done a lot of work on this since I last updated you.



James Doby updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 15 2017
He is back with a new Leia and Rey. I must say I think both are pretty nice!



Starchaser starts the No Paint Kit-Bash Entries!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 14 2017
"Egrel Semot is an Imzig, who like Utris M'Toc was a member of the High King's Guard. After a bloody coup he went into exile to protect his family from those who had staged the coup. His military training and experience with forced take-overs made him a ripe candidate for the Alliance. It wasn't long before he was noticed by Airen Cracken of Rebel Intelligence."

You can see the full description and recipe when you click on through. Don't forget you too can enter this custom challenge. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!



Rodger shows us his only custom he ever made!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 14 2017
"Been going through TNSW archives and ran across this. The only custom figure I've ever done. Turned out pretty good I thought."

Wow, with success like that I am surprised he hasn't made more. It is great to see some stirrings in the New Sandcrawler Workshop!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa says its time to head to Hobby Lobby...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 14 2017
"I usually do not go to Hobby Lobby very often but I decided to pop in today while running errands out near Totowa and scored these great fairy village items on deep clearance!

The 4 table/stools sets were $3.40 each and the 2 benches were $1.36 each- total cost $17.45 including sales tax!"

He is really showing their versatility with one of his Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S. Skeletons too! Check out their full line at site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store!



Time to get your Kit-Bash on!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 13 2017
Ah that image brings back memories of a contest we did way back in 2014 that me and my daughter put together. I am not sure I can interest her now, but we are (after an extensive forums member vote) running our next custom challenge with a Star Wars No Paint Kit-Bash Challenge.

The rules are simple; enter one to five 3.75" or 6" kit-bashed Star Wars Characters from any time frame. The full list of challenge rules and some of the contest prizes can be found at this link.

I am eagerly looking forward to what folks are gonna make!



Grandl27 show us some random customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 13 2017
"Some Random customs"

I like some of his combinations here.



JDeck wants to know what you want to see in TVC2!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 13 2017
"Now that Hasbro is bringing back TVC, I can't help but wonder, or wish what figures they will produce.

Personally Id like upgrades of the original Kenner figures, they didn't get to in TVC"1".

What do you guys think, what do you want to see in TVC"2"? Repacks are sure to come, too."

I have already added a few of my hopefuls, but I would like know what you would want to see too!



More of Ron's great Snowtrooper Dios...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 13 2017
I saw he has some great galleries up on Facebook of his latest diorama projects.



Thank the Make asks for some Facebook Feedback...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 13 2017
It looks like he has some awesome Death Star Walls and he is asking us what we think. Wow is the first word that comes to mind!



Larifari is back with a dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 12 2017
"Acrylic paint, wood glue, sand, paper ..."

And what does that equal? A whole lot of Epic Diorama folks!



Mandalore 25 is back with a Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 12 2017
"I don't do many 6in figures, but with all the enlarging parts going on, I thought I'd get in on it with this 6in Darth Nihilus. Bought the enlarged Darth Nihilus head, and used a 6in Darth Maul as a base. The soft goods are either hand sewn, or liquid stitched, and with all edges finished so they won't fray.

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

He looks pretty fantastic to me!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 11 2017
STAR WARS BLACK SERIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate 40 incredible years of Star Wars action and adventure with vintage Star Wars figures featuring classic designs and packaging! Since 1977, Star Wars has captured the hearts of millions with iconic characters, impressive vehicles, and a galaxy of stories that has passed the test of time over and over again. This wave contains C-3PO, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Sand People, Death Squad Commander, and a Jawa.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%2040th%20wave%2002

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 MARVEL LEGENDS
With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 characters! Each figure is highly articulated and include a building piece for Mantis.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=vol.%202%20marvel%20legends

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS
These MOTU sets feature deluxe, fully articulated action figures each standing 7 inches tall and come with a bevy of awesome accessories, presented in packaging consistent with the history this line!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Masters%20of%20the%20universe%20super%207

ACID RAIN FIGURES
From Ori Toy comes a new Reborn Trooper and Flame Trooper! Each 1/18 scale Omanga Military figure features 30 points of articulation, full paint, and detailed weathering effects.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=acid%20rain

EXTREME SETS DISPLAY PACKS
These breath-taking environment backdrops can be used with action figures to stage the ultimate action sequence! Move the panels around and recreate cool scenes in seconds. Place the panels side-by-side and you’ll have an outstanding 60 inch wide backdrop and 11.5 inch deep ground.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Extreme%20sets

FUNKO CLASSIC AND ROGUE ONE STAR WARS
Pop!, Mystery Minis, and Galactic Plushies figures bring your favorite Star Wars characters to life with a unique stylized design!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=funko%20star%20wars



Ron Hembling also finishes a second Hoth Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 11 2017
"Hi All,

SW Battlefront Ice Cave Assault.

Recipe

Snowtrooper - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I glued the joints and covered them over. The hands and weapon are from Bandai and I removed the Hasbro hands and cut the armour off and glued them onto the Bandai hands.

I also removed the rubber karma and replaced it with a dry baby wipe folded over and painted. The whole figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints.

Base - is made using balsa wood and foam board, the ice wall and ceiling was made using high density foam and glued inplace. Once the foam was dry I then covered the dio in watered down spakfilla and let it dry for 12 hours.

Once dry I painted the ice section with Vallejo Dark blue and then covered the ice sections with Woodland Scenics Water Effects to give it some depth. Once the Water Effects was dry I then used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water mixed with a little light blue and covered the ice sections.

Once the first layer of the mixed Realistic Water was dry I then added two more layers, I than gave the ice sections three coates of Realistic Water and then let it dry.

Once this was dry I then gave it a a mix of Realistic Water with a tiny drop of Vallejo Foundation White and lightly dapped it over the ice sections to give it a bit of a frosty look. The thing I did was two more layers of Realistic water and then added the snow using watered down spakfilla.

Ron"

Now that turned out fantastic too!



Ron Hembling finishes his Assault on Echo Base Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 11 2017
"Hi All,

Assault on Echo base completed.

Recipe

Snowtrooper - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I glued the joints and covered them over. The hands and weapon are from Bandai and I removed the Hasbro hands and cut the armour off and glued them onto the Bandai hands.

I also removed the rubber karma and replaced it with a dry baby wipe folded over and painted. The whole figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints.

Base - is made using balsa wood and foam board, I made the wall and ceiling double thickness and peeled off one side of them and used a soldering iron to make the excavation marks.

I then made a partial walk plate using plastic card and glued it into place. I then used watered down spakfilla and covered the base with it and once dry I gave it a few washes of Vallejo white foundation.

The hoses at the top are from an old fish take pump and the bottom power cords are from an old charger. I used thin metal as brackets. The stalagmites where done using Woodland Scenics Water Effects.

The vent was made using plastic card and the grill section is from a plastic fly swatter. The steam/vapour coming out of the vent is cotton wool pulled apart, then the last thing I did was to add snow over the hoses/cords using the left over watered down spakfilla.

Ron"

Now that is very, very nice!



JDeck finishes Sy...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 11 2017
"I put the skirt on old Sy Snootles. I ended up using these fringes on a blanket I had on my sofa. I tried everything from tassles to 3 ply silk, nothing worked right. I wrapped epoxy clay around the figire, and wrapped the strings around it. Then I painted it with water glue and brown paint. It's not bad, I may go back add a few more strings, maybe some beads. This'll do for a while. I still want to do a Jabba display sometime soon."

I think she turned out pretty good.



Custom Creator starts new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 11 2017
"Sorry I've been MIA, but my laptop has been in the shop for almost a week. This means props for the alley are on hold. Bought some do a on Monday, and officially started my Zelda inspiredcastle ruins. This will be a courtyard, and hallway. Fresh cuts."

Oh yeah, this is gonna be another great diorama.



Wal-Mart online has the Vintage Han in stock!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
I even heard R2 was around for a bit, but this is the first place I have seen add to card for him you could check out with for a long while!



Ron Hembling is back with two new updates...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
"Hi All,

The base for Echo base is done and I just need to do the figure now.

The wall and floor were given a few washes of Vallejo's Foundation white and then a dry brush of Vallejo white.

The hoses at the top are from an old fish tank pump cut to size and the hoses at the bottom are from an old camer charger, they were glued in place and then I used thin wire for the support brackets.

The steam/vapours coming form the vent was done bu ripping a piece of cotton wool apart and then gluing some of it to the vent.

Ron"

Now that looks great, but you know Ron it was already time to start a new project:

"Hi All,

Inbetween doing the Echo base dio I decided to start another Snowtrooper dio and this is Ice Caves from SW battlefront.

The base is balsa wood and foam board and the stalagmites/stalactites are done using old pieces of high density foam. I used watered down spakfilla to cover the base and now need to paint it and do the ice and do the figure.

Ron"




More Vintage Cardbacks from Mr. Jedi 1977...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
"The celebration continues , Even more star wars ANH Cardbacks! "

Like I said he is definitely celebration the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope in style!



Mr. Jedi 1977 gives us his Second May the 4th Celebration Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
"As Promised here's my second diorama! This is a big one and i am very happy with the results! Let me know what you think! Enjoy"

He ought to be pleased. He really celebrated this year's May the 4th in epic style.



Darth Daddy and Elias are back with new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
"This was actually a really easy custom to produce. Once you get past separating the upper torso of The Black Series Finn figure along the seams to free up both the arms, all you have to do is drill the shoulder sockets of The Black Series Cassian Andor figure to accept them. Switch the jackets, hands, and remove the holster and then paint the pants and boots before laying The Black Series Poe Dameron head on top of the Cassian Andor body. Oh yeah we also used a Dremel to hard sculpt the flap of the Cassian Andor shirt to make it look like Poe's. After all that was completed, all that was left to do was the neckline a little lower and add a brown wash to the jacket to wrap things up.

SUPER-ARTICULATED
"POE DAMERON"
created by Darth Daddy

A NEW ONE FROM ELIAS...

"DEATH SQUAD COMMANDER"
created by Elias
"

Head on for the full recipe!



Richard Russel shares more of Gotham on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
He is doing some action shots with his new Gotham Diorama. Looks like the Joker and Harley are about the get an uninvited guest.



Customizing the Clone Wars Episode 47!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 9 2017
Peakob1 and Darth Daddy are back with a new episode. They are back with more The Clone Wars!



Kualan gives us a new chapter for Tales From The Clone Wars!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 8 2017
"Another edition of Tales From The Clone Wars!

Tales From The Clone Wars - VOLUME FIVE - 07/05/2017 - ISSUE 7: Lifting The Veil"

I always enjoy new chapters!



JDeck does some vintage custom work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 8 2017
"I started working on my vintage Sy Snootles. I bought a vintage Kenner Sy Snootles on ebay a long time ago. It was missing the skirt, feather, the microphone and the paint was worn. That was a perfect candidate for an upgrade. First I chopped off the cartoony chicken feet, and sculpted on more gnarly toes. Then I toned down the yellow with a Vallejo dark sand coat, and Tamiya flat blue spots."

Click through to read his full description.



New fan fiction from Rezikai...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 8 2017
"The sounds of scared gasps and angered voices shouting became the new background noise in the darkness behind Captain Vare Kai, of ISD Kumo. His breathing quickened as his eyes flashed back and forth from side to side into the darkness trying to make out any shadows moving against the dark blue and black star filled horizon. To his left was one of the rectangle shaped troop transports turning its guns in the same direction as Kai's vision. Slightly behind the transport was a stormtrooper and the female naval trooper both donning the crowd control packs that Kai himself wore. To Kai's right was the large campfire and the other naval trooper also wearing a control backpack. Beyond the trooper was the dark rectangle of the other troop transport where Vishra was inside scanning its cannons back and forth waiting for a target to come from the darkness."

And that is just the first paragraph!



Ron Hembling adds to his Echo Base Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 7 2017
"Hi All,

More work done to the base, I have added the snow by using watered down spakfilla and then covered the wall and floor. While the spakfilla was drying I used a lightly damped brush and swept across the wall and the vent was made using plastic card and a plastic fly swatter.

Ron"

That is really gonna be killer when he gets done!



Grandl27 is back with an Alien Rebel Pilot Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 7 2017
"Vintage Ibtasim"

Talk about looking perfect to me!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares another great Troll...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 7 2017
"Excerpt from "The Galactic Almanac Of Developed Species" (Fourth Edition):

The most biologically varied sentient species on Tolkien III are the Trolls. There are several major species of Trolls with each species having dozens of subspecies. The smallest and most intelligent species are the "Forge Trolls" standing 1.5 meters in height while the largest species are the "Great Trolls" ranging in size from 4.5-15.5 meters in height and weighing several tons. Trolls' intelligence levels vary greatly as well with the smallest trolls being mechanical engineers and far more advanced than the largest, who are slow witted brutes.

Great Trolls are walking siege engines, carrying heavy forged metal or stone weapons which they use to smash fortifications and squash smaller enemies. They are also incredibly resilient and will continue fighting even after suffering multiple injuries- many believe that is this is because they are too stupid to feel pain while others think that they are too dedicated to destruction and death to stop fighting.

Note:
The figure (1 of 2 "Masters Of The Universe" 12" Negators I have) is not a custom, the custom is the warhammer.

The warhammer is made from the handle of Negator's ball and chain weapon, a section from an old McFarlane accessory, part of a Bridge Direct "The Hobbit" Goblin King's staff and the sand hammer alternate hand from the recent "Marvel Legends" Sandman BAF I got in my 2017 Hasbro Toy Fair Event goody bag."

This new one with a custom hammer sure looks awesome. Dan has one great Dark Army thats for sure!



Gamestop spills the beans on latest 6" releases?
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 7 2017
I saw this was making the rounds on the different pages on Facebook yesterday and can't defend its accuracy at all, but where there's smoke you know!



Felipe Gomez wows me on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 7 2017
Take a look at his Snowspeeder Scratchbuild and tell me that is not one awesome construction!



Ron Hembling starts an Echo Base Dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
"Hi All,

Started a new dio,

Assault on Echo Base 1:12 scale
.

So far the base is built up using balsa wood and foam board. I peeled off one side and used a soldering iron to do the extraction marks and the slip plate is made from plastic card.

The trooper is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I removed the hand and cut of the hand armour and then used Bandai's hand's and added the hand armour and also using a Bandai E-11 blaster.

I removed the plastic karma and will replace it with a cloth one.

Ron"

Oh yeah, you know how much I like a Hoth Dio!



Mr. Jedi 1977 shares part II of his May the 4th Festivities!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
"So onto the next batch of card backs for the 40th! Back next week with more and my next diorama until then enjoy.

I sure like the way he is celebrating.



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa adds to his world of TolkeinIII...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
"Excerpt from "The Galactic Almanac Of Developed Species" (Fourth Edition):

The most biologically varied sentient species on Tolkien III are the Trolls. There are several major species of Trolls with each species having dozens of subspecies. The smallest and most intelligent species are the "Forge Trolls" standing 1.5 meters in height while the largest species are the "Great Trolls" ranging in size from 4.5-15.5 meters in height and weighing several tons. Trolls' intelligence levels vary greatly as well with the smallest trolls being mechanical engineers and far more advanced than the largest, who are slow witted brutes.

Great Trolls are walking siege engines, carrying heavy forged metal or stone weapons which they use to smash fortifications and squash smaller enemies. They are also incredibly resilient and will continue fighting even after suffering multiple injuries- many believe that is this is because they are too stupid to feel pain while others think that they are too dedicated to destruction and death to stop fighting.

Great Troll (4.5m)"

What a great custom with a great custom weapon too. More on that when you click through.



Panther shares more progress in Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
"Update!

Last night I coffee stained the floor which I think turned out rather well. Before I could fit the floor to the walls, I had to apply another coat of paint to darken out the walls. I created an acrylic wash made up from white, black and a little burnt umber and went over all the brick work. Not sure whether to do a second wash before i start work on the first floor? I will be going over the corner stones with a grey to match the brick work."

He looks to me to be almost done!



The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
It looks like he has done a lot of updating on his Thrawn Office. It is definitely worth a look see!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares more on B.O.S.S. Fight Studios Upcoming Figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 6 2017
He shares even new images concerning Wave 2 of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Remember you can get these from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store too!



Hasbro sends word on the fan vote...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"As you may already know, Doctor Aphra was announced as the winner of this year’s Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote! The news was announced on StarWars.com yesterday that Doctor Aphra will be joining The Vintage Collection 3.75-inch line in 2018. Please find an image of Doctor Aphra attached to share with your followers, and let us know if you have any questions.

We also wanted to share this fun video in celebration of Star Wars Day – we hope you enjoy!

May the Force be with you."




Blizzard Force shares May the 4th Video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
I like how he is celebrating too! Now that is some awesome vintage custom carded goodness!



OC47150 shares a great custom on May the 4th...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"I couldn't let Star Wars Day pass without posting at least one custom. I created this figure a couple of years ago, pays homage to the Death Star/Death Squad commander.

Have some other stuff in the works."

Looks great and sounds good!



Ron Hembling finishes his Scout Trooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"Hi All,

Here are my usual out door pics enjoy and I'll have more dio's/display soon.

Ron"

Now that turned out nice!



No Boom Boom Soul Brother populates his Bar Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"I've finally added figures to my finished cantina. Here they are"

Straight out of Mos Eisley!



The Hasbro Fan Vote is over!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
Well this years vote was sure interesting to say the least, and it is finally tallied and Doctor Aphra wins! Thanks to those of you who voted and took the time to share your opinion.

Read the full articler here.



Big Bad Toy Store has Wave 2 as well!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"Case includes:
1x Episode IV See Threepio (C-3PO)
1x Episode IV Chewbacca
1x Episode IV Stormtrooper
1x Episode IV Sand People
1x Episode VI Death Squad Commander
1x Episode VI Jawa


Celebrate 40 incredible years of Star Wars action and adventure with vintage Star Wars figures, featuring classic design and packaging! Since 1977, Star Wars has captured the hearts of millions with iconic characters, impressive vehicles, and a galaxy of stories that has passed the test of time over and over again."

BBTS has always treated me and my packages well over the years!



EE stocks Vintage Wave 2 of the 6" Figures!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniv. 6-Inch Figures Wave 2 is now on sale at Entertainment Earth! This is a huge seller for us so please let your site visitors know"



Sjefke sends word on a Shapeways Deal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"Hey Tamer. I was surfing looking for fodder parts and found this.

Erstaz MKII action figure Angel Body (QBU69H9TK) by Mr_props"

Looks like its full of movement and ready to be sculpted on!



Dax415 shares great Sabine Wal-Mart Deal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 5 2017
"https://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Rebels-Sabine-Wren-Figure/49802167

Figured even those just wanting the helmet for female mandos would really like this deal.

--Dan"

Thanks for the info Dan!



Imperial Shipyards celebrates May the 4th with a new custom challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
Ah that image brings back memories of a contest we did way back in 2014 that me and my daughter put together. I am not sure I can interest her now, but we are (after an extensive forums member vote) running our next custom challenge with a Star Wars No Paint Kit-Bash Challenge.

The rules are simple; enter one to five 3.75" or 6" kit-bashed Star Wars Characters from any time frame. The full list of challenge rules and contest prizes can be found at this link.

Ah it is good to celebrate eh?


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
NEW BANDAI JAPANNew Dragon Ball Z, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and more characters are available as S.H.Figuarts figures from Bandai Japan! These articulated figures feature character-specific accessories and stands.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=23351

DC MULTIVERSE COLLECT & CONNECT
Fans and collectors will love these highly detailed 6-inch key DC character figures. Each one features 20 points of articulation, detailed battle suits, authentic paint, iconic elements and a bonus piece to build the Bat Mech Suit!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=multiverse%2006

YEW SERIES 1/12 SCALE ACTION FIGURES
From Vortex Toys comes new 1/12 scale original action figures! These articulated figures feature weapons, accessories, and interesting backstories. $74.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=vortex%201/12

MARVEL LEGENDS 12” DEADPOOL FIGURE
Deadpool just got his own 12-inch Marvel Legends Deadpool figure! That’s right; step aside, “other” heroes, it’s Deadpool time. Featuring 30-plus points of articulation, detailed styling, and 14 accessories including a tiny burrito, this Deadpool figure is a pretty big deal. $49.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS25402&mode=retail

STAR WARS 3.75” 40TH ANNIVERSARY DIECAST FIGURES
Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, these figures feature impeccable movie-real design and incredible detail like all die-cast figures from the Titanium Series!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=black%20series%20die-cast

HASBRO MJOLNIR HAMMER & STAR-LORD HELMET
Summon the powers of Mjolnir or channel Star-Lord with the Marvel Legends Premium Role Play Mjolnir Hammer and Star-Lord Helmet! Each replica features sound effects, lights, and even voice and music detection!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1103&category=11657

VITRUVIAN H.A.C.K.S. SERIES 2
Take up sword and shield, bow and arrow, or spell and staff and relive the gruesome conflict with the fantasy figures from Series 2, then use the amazing H.A.C.K.S. system to mix, match and make your own! $24.88
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3924&category=11656



Amazon doing Star Wars Lightning Deals today!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
So far I am seeing 54% off this great Revell First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Model Kit at $18.53 down from $40!

Another deal I saw is on the Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Battle Game down to $18 from $42!

You can also keep refreshing this link to keep updated all day.





Toys R Us offering great May the 4th Deals too!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
It looks like they have the new Vintage Vader for $30 and Luke, Ben, and Leia for $15 with free shipping for orders over $29! Now I like this sale!

Of course there are more things they are discounting, but those caught my eye. I will keep looking for more deals folks!



Hasbro offers May the 4th Deals!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
Use "STARWARS40TH" to get 15% off and FREE shipping at HasbroToyShop.com!



Mr. Jedi 1977 wishes everyone a Happy May the 4th!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"Well its time Happy may the 4th and happy 40th anniversary ANH! So just real quick my celebration is quite huge with a mixture of figures and dioramas. So to start I have always wanted to have the most complete carded collection for all three original movies and I feel I have done just that with ANH. The same treatment will be done for ESB and ROTJ at some point. I thought it would be really cool to start with daily updates for my vintage collection and custom card backs with figures all together to celebrate ANH Here is the first batch my collection . Special thanks goes to Ds customs foxtrot delta and stan for their help with cards and head casts!"

Now that is the way to celebrate!



Mr. Jedi 1977 starts his May the 4th Festivities!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"Here's is the first of two dioramas planned for the celebration. I got a lot of inspiration from Ron Hembling and his mini dioramas! The ronto has been repainted to be a bit more accurate. I hope you enjoy my dio!

I like it!



Ron Hembling finishes his Scout Trooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"Hi All,

The Scout/Speeder dio is complete, I will get my usual pics up tomorrow.

Ron"

Yepper, another great one from Ron!



Bronxstalker is back with a Mandalorian Jungle Scout...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"Here goes my latest Mandalorian Jungle Scout in 6" scale. He was complete weeks ago, but I hadn't gotten around to properly weathering him...but now he's totally complete.

A ton of details went into making this tough Mando. Everything from custom sculpted parts (parts of helmet, chest armor, abdomen armor, thigh armor and knee pads, belt) to even soft goods with a shoulder strap that has a real mini buckle clip (yes, you may unclip it).

He's up for sale if anyone is interested."

Now that is nice!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares great Start Up Campaign...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
Animal Warriors of the Kingdom sounds pretty fantastic to me. Tell me these aren't going to be great after you watch the video!



The official site clues us in on lots of May the 4th Deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
There are so many deals out there on Star Wars today (what a great holiday!) I will never be able to keep up. Let the official site help you out with even more deals.

If I see any other really good ones I will try to keep our page updated throughout the day.



Fun.com announces May the 4th Discounts...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"If your readers are looking for May the 4th deals, we’re doing a “buy one, get one 50% off” discount on all our Star Wars products purchased now through midnight (Central Time) on the 4th. There’s no limit, so they can buy 2 or 200 items and it still applies. Anyone who clicks the link below automatically gets the discount:

https://www.fun.com/star-wars-gifts.html?CouponCode=maythe4thbewithyou

The link goes directly to our Star Wars category and the discount is applied at checkout, so there’s nothing special to do. Feel free to share it with your readers, and please let me know if you have any questions!"

There are some pretty daggone good prices on some older hard to find action figures too folks.



Gamestop announces May the 4th Sale...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
You can get up to 30% off all Star Wars Collectibles today! Now if I could only find that daggone R5!



Gentle Giant announces May the 4th Deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 4 2017
"May 4th, is Star Wars Day and Gentle Giant Ltd. is going to celebrate with a galaxy of savings!

For one day only you can save up to 30% off on select in-stock items. The more you buy the more you will save! For Star Wars Day 2017 we have curated a fantastic grouping of collectibles from across the Star Wars Universe including Mini-Busts, Statues and Jumbo figures!

SPEND $100 SAVE $25*
SPEND $250 SAVE $75*
SPEND $500 SAVE $150*
Click HERE to be taken to the SALE!

Discount will be applied in your cart.
The sale starts May 4th 12:01am PST and ends 11:59pm PST that day, so jump on early and save!
Only ONE discount/coupon per transaction.
* Discount is applied to product subtotal only, does not include tax or shipping.



Ron Hembling starts new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 3 2017
"Hi All,

Started a new dio and this is a scout trooper on Endor.

The trunks are from the local bush and I have treated them using metholated spirits, the spirits soaks into the wood and then you let it dry out either outside or a well ventilated area.

Give it about 12 hours to dry out completely and your then good to, I secured them to the base then used a mix of spakfilla,sand and dirt to cover the base.

Ron"

He has since updated his original post with even more since this first posting. Ron sure is on fire this month!



Mr. Jedi 1977 teases us more for his May the 4th Celebration...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 3 2017
"Ok thought I would show a few more before the big day! Would like to thank Stan for helping out with the head casts! Starting with Garindan using a whole new body, Yerka Mig with accurate head cast, My third and final version of RYcar Ryjerd, Bolo and Gela Yeens also with accurate head casts and finally 2x-kp3r aka the lightbulb droid enjoy!"

With his pre May the Fourth being this good, I can't wait to see what he shows us tomorrow!



Aldo Salerno sends in a great Father/Son Cantina Build...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 3 2017
"Hi Tamer. Please see link….Jeffery from JTA suggested that I send this link to you of a project my son and I did…."

Anyone that Sjefke sends is a ok with me and his gallery of the build is fantastic. Now that is the way to celebrate May the Fourth!



Hasbro and Litzky send me a May the Fourth Package!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 3 2017
Now someone had opened it up already (Fed Ex is investigating), but the contents were safe and sound and it was great fun to get the Blade Builder. I can see me and my daughter having great fun tomorrow. Make sure you post your images of your May the Fourth fun on our Facebook Page!



Mandalore 25 is back with two new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"I finished two figures today, first Nomi Sunrider from the Tales of the Jedi comics. Nomi became a jedi after witnessing the death of her husband, proceeding to play a prominent role in the major events of her time, like the Great Sith War, and even became Grand Master of the Jedi Order. Not sure what the head is from, it came in a random lot of cast heads, the body is from Wioslea, arms from TVC Mon Calamari pilot, belt from ep. I Obi-Wan, legs from ANH Luke, and I made the soft goods myself.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here:

Second I made Xanatos from the Jedi-The Dark Side comics. Xanatos was the second apprentice of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, and his greatest failure. Corrupted by his father Xanatos forsook his Jedi training, and joined the tyrannical regime of his father, but it was duel between his father, and Qui-Gon lead him to the dark side, for he could not forgive his former master for killing his father right in front of him. Later Xanatos would return as a Dark Jedi to try, and take out not only his old master, but his new apprentice as well. The Build is Black Series Anakin head, TVC Quinlan Vos torso, Captain Needa shoulders, RotJ Luke forearms, Captain Needa legs, and soft good is a repurposed robe sleeve.

If anyone is interested, you can add him to your collection here:"

The both look great to me!



No Boom Boom Soul Brother is back with a Bar Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"Here are some pictures of my finished Star Wars bar. It is mostly made of paper Cantina diorama sets and foamcore to reinforce it all. I added a toilet and a stockroom in the back, and also a more area where figures can either gamble or talk. The chairs are from "Hole in the Ground Productions." The "distillery" is made from some Japanese accessory pack I found in a store near my workplace, and it is topped off with a shell casing from a .45 caliber bullet. I left Dexter Jetster behind the bar for scale. I'll post pictures of the place filled up with figures tomorrow."

Oh yeah, that is looking fantastic. I can't wait to see it patronized!



Stan shares a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"Fozec VOTC Lives on!

Fozec now join Jabba's Palace."

He looks great to me!



Jaeger 45 shares new Ewok and more...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"A few Ewoks customs I've been meaning to photograph for a bit.

Kaink

Kaink is an Ewok priestess/medicine woman in Ewoks: Caravan of Courage. Like a few others, I wasn't particularly enamored of the hood Disney made for her Star Tours figure, so I made my own, and added her feathers and charms.

King Gorneesh (realistic sculpt)

King Gorneesh leads the Duloks in the Ewoks Animated Series. I ran across another King Gorneesh on the web and thought I'd give it a try myself. Based around a Mezco Bigfoot figure, with snapping turtle shell armor, cast skulls and spine, and sculpted details.

Pulga

The Pulga is a large sort of Ewok horse in Ewoks: Caravan of Courage. Sort of a walking Ewok hut. I bought a hollow paper mache ball and drilled and dremeled until it fit on the back of a Clydesdale, and added soft goods and the like to create a mobile home fit for a Towani.

Hope you enjoy them!"

Well I know I sure did!






Ron Hembling finishes his Prized Bounty Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"Hi All,

Dio Complete - Prized Bounty.

Recipe

Fett - is from Bandai and has been built straight form the box except the right gauntlet which I added plastic card to match the RotJ gauntlet and the cape which is dried baby wipe painted field grey.

Base - the base is made using foam board and cut into shapes and glued. The walls are a mix of spakfilla/sand and was then added to the base and once dry it was painted and weathered

The metal plates at the top of the walll are pieces of high density foam and the grates are from a plastic fly swatter. Carbonite Han is from Hasbro and was repainted, The lights are LED's and are run off a 9v battery.

The figure, base and Carbonite Han have been painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Ron"

Wait till you see this lit up!



Panther is painting Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
"First coat of paint applied."

And trust me there is a lot more work you will see when you click in. This is gonna be great!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares B.O.S.S. Fight Studios Upcoming Figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 2 2017
I have been seeing pictures of these and have been jaw unhinged every time. Now Dan is back with some even better images of these sure fire hits that no doubt make the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Line even better. And don't forget to tell em what Dan said!



Amazon TIE Interceptor Lightning Deal!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
Another deal hot off the press. Looks like 9% of this deal is already done so be sure to get one!

Amazon TIE Interceptor Link

And look for us to carry as many of these deals as we can find! And don't worry you will see the $61 price tag when you click the image or the above link.



Amazon.com starts lightning deals early with the 6" Proto Fett!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
This was supposed to happen for their May the 4th Deals, but we will try to keep you aware of things as they happen. Hurry, already 32% of this deal have been claimed as of this posting (8 AM Eastern).



Stronox shares another great Mando Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
"Okay this is the last of my original styled Mando's for a while...One cool thing I thought of was that his knife doubles as a wrist blade as well."

Talk about downright the bane of someone's existence. Can you imagine this Mando coming after you? He is the stuff of nightmares. Click here to go add him to your collection.



Clonetroopr is back with a new TOR Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
"Here's another Old Republic character from the expansions. :) Used soft-goods for the tunic and skirt, and sculpted the hair. I haven't sculpted hair using clay in a long time (since my Carth Onasi figure). Enjoy! :) I also included some work-in-progress pictures towards the end."

Folks, this one looks spot on with his reference image he shows us.



Grandl27 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
"Elite Jedi squad led by Maul."

He even has some Lost Jedi and Rebel Pilots to show off.



BOSS Fight Studios shares new Fantasy Line...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 1 2017
Tell me these aren't some of the most articulated, well sculpted action figures you haven't seen for some time. Can you imagine the custom possibilities here?