June 2017

Great Deal at Wal-Mart Online!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017
I just got a message in from a bud about the Black Series 6" Special Order TIE Fighter. Can you believe it is selling for only $69 and they are offering free shipping to boot!

Click here to go get one!

My Kind of Scum gets his kit bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017
" I consider him to be a smuggler/information broker. His full body is from a figure in the Lost Planet toyline, the scarf is Marauder Inc. I am not sure which head this is - found it in my fodder bin."

Looks like a nice figure to me. The full gallery of all the entrants is here:

Custom Creator adds paint to his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017
It is always better with paint for the most part. I really am enjoying his Link to the Past Dio.

Ron Hembling gets a nice note from Jeremy Bulloch!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017
"Hi All,

I woke up this morning and opened my emails to find Jeremy Bulloch had sent me an email. with a pic of the figure on display It made my day and what an awesome guy.

I have left out his email for privacy.

Hi Ron

Sorry for the delay in emailing you, but it has been mad since we got back from Australia, we have also been to the USA since. As you can see the figure made it back to the UK in one piece and is now sitting happily in my office. Many, many thanks - it was a lovely gift.

All the best


Pretty rad if you ask me!

Gold Leader One does his first 6" Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017
"Here is my first 6" Black Series custom: Luke Skywalker from Shadows of the Empire. I've seen others make this same figure but with Shadows being my favorite story I'm really happy to have my own.

Parts I used:

Head, hands, blaster, holster - Bespin Luke
Body and lightsaber - Jedi Luke
Vest - Greedo

I plan on painting the vest a lighter tan but this is good enough for now."

Looks pretty awesome to me!

Toys R Us gives you 15% off a regular price this weekend...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 30 2017

Might be worth a look see!

Post your SDCC 2017 Hasbro Questions!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 29 2017
We received confirmation yesterday that we will once again be getting a chance to talk with the Hasbro Brand Team this year at SDCC. Now is the time to get em posted. I would also be remiss if I didn't give a big shout out to Alyssa and Todd for getting the Shipyards in on the action!

Coruscant Cantina Customs gets her kit-bash on a second time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 29 2017
"This is my 2nd kitbash entry:

Chagrian Royal Guard

Head- Mas Amedda (dremelled to fit neck post)
torso- Bail Organa
lower arms- snow trooper (?) superglued to Bail's upper arms
legs- Darth Vader (line unknown, sorry) boil and pop
shoulder/neck piece- gungan general
staff- unknown"

I like the recipe.

JDeck brines up a statue...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 29 2017
"I did some weathering on the Poseidon statue. I used pastel chalks. First white to create a pitted look, then different browns for dirt, or silt. Then I used a small amount of fine turf for algae, and finally a coat of WS concrete watercolor."

Now that sure looks like it has sat at the bottom of the ocean for a few years. Perfect look if you ask me!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
From Transformers: The Last Knight, ThreeA introduces these highly articulated 1/6 scale and premium scale Sqweeks, Bumblebee, and Optimus Prime figures! They feature LED light-up capabilities, weapons, and accessories as shown in the movie.

Series 12 of the best-selling Aliens action figures is themed to the events that occur in Hadley's Hope during Aliens, and continues the 30th Anniversary celebration! This series features Ripley in her bomber jacket, Vasquez, and 2 different battle-damaged Alien Warriors in 7-inch scale. $89.99

From The Dark Knight Rises comes Medicom's MAFEX Batman Ver.3.0! He’s about 6.5 inches tall with an all-new sculpt and is insanely posable for maximum action. He comes with 3 facial expressions, his grapnel gun, Batarang, and 2 rifles. $64.99

Rey is a Jakku scavenger, a survivor toughened by life on a harsh desert planet. Like nearly everything she owns, Rey’s X-wing pilot helmet is salvage from the wreckage that litters Jakku. Her helmet once belonged to Rebel Captain Dosmit Ræh of the Tierfon Yellow Aces. Anovos presents the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey salvaged X-wing helmet accessory for fans all over to enjoy! $349.99

Be part of the Star Wars universe with the Anovos 1/1 scale wearable helmets! These movie-accurate replicas are great for collecting or cosplay; each helmets’ interiors are lined for a finished appearance.

With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. Each figure is highly articulated making each another epic addition to the Marvel Legends Series!

OC47150 get his kit-bash on three times for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
"The Jedi Exploration Corps, or ExplorCorps, was organized officially as the Archaeological and Research Division of the Service Corps, and was instrumental in the discovery of many of the galaxy's ancient, forgotten secrets as well as the mapping of several of the galaxy's hyperspace routes.

This Rodian explorer worked for ExplorCorps 1,000 years BBY.


Arms, torso: TPM Obi-Wan
Legs: Tatooine Luke
Head and hands: Pax Bonkik
Chest harness: Tartakovsky Obi Wan figure"

Pretty good recipe if you ask me.

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
"Here's an all new Star Wars custom SKIFF MERCENARY figure that I was commissioned to create for a customer. I sculpted an all new helmet for this custom figure and then made a mold of that new helmet sculpt and head. I then resin cast the new helmet and head for use on this custom figure. This character is seen in Return of the Jedi.

This 3.75"/1:18 scale custom figure features:
- Custom made solid one piece resin cast head and helmet
- Custom made resin cast Blaster Pistol
- Custom paint work
- Custom sculpt work
- Fully poseable multi-articulated body
- Custom made harness and attached resin cast ammo and pouches"

Looks pretty awesome to me. So hoping we can get some of these characters made by Hasbro some day.

Ron Hembling gets more work done on his Star Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
"Hi All,

More updates, the station consoles are now coming together very nicely.


I would say so. It is gonna be another homeroom for Ron.

JDeck starts an Aquaman Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
"I started a real quick Aquaman diorama. This is pretty much the basic idea. The statue is an aquarium decoration of Poseidon. I first cut it in half, then I sanded it to make it look like it had been underwater for a couple thousand years. I started making some ruin blocks, one of which I added the Aquaman symbol to using epoxy clay. The plants are leftovers from the ones I used on my Endor display, I forgot what company it was. Im also using some tiny shells, and ground up shells, for added details. I just need to paint some things, pour the plaster/sand and suspend Aquaman in a floating position."

Looks pretty good to me. Be sure to take a look at his DC Icons Aquaman Figure Review in the Imperial Archives Section too.

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
He is making more work on the Dome. Daggone that looks great populated!

Syamsul Sam III shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 28 2017
Looks like its a Cobra Day here at the Shipyards.

Thank the Maker shares how to make your Space Walls...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 27 2017
"Thank The Maker, William Palitti and his trusted sidekick Wee Gee will guide you through the construction of your Kit. I hope you have as much fun with building it as I did making this silly yet informative video. May The Force Be With You..."

Click here to order yourself a set today!

OC47150 get his kit-bash on twice for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 27 2017
"Entry # 2:

Dr. Eblin
was a distinguished professor of archeology at the University of Coruscant who left the classroom for the field. A deceased friend left Eblin with a treasure trove of datapads listing lost civilization. Now he roams the Middle and Outer Rims looking for these lost societies. It's not without its danger: a deadly spider bit Eblin while on one dig. Without access to an immediate medical center, Eblin cut his arm off. A cybernetic arm now serves him."

You can click the aforementioned link for the recipe.

Custom Creator updates us on his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 27 2017
"Finally got some time in the workshop. Finished the main courtyard basics. Onto the other three walls..."

Now that is looking fantastic!

Ron Hembling shares new work on his Star Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 27 2017
"Hi All,

Another small update on the bridge.

I have done the end sections of the consoles and also the roof section leading into the turbo lift, I have used foam board for these and then glued all the sections together except the capt chair and helm and navigation section so that I can work on the bridge without obstructions.

The roof to the turbo lift has had fly screen mesh added to it and will later get frosted plastic for the light cover.


It is really taking shape now!

Gentle Giant announces next SDCC Exclusive...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 27 2017
"Dianoga Trash Monster Jumbo Figure

When the vintage Death Star Space Station Playset was released in 1978 the designers had to take some creative license on the included trash compactor monster. We all knew about the eye stalk and the tentacles, but the wings, the mouth full of teeth and the fin were a revelation to us kids. Now the thing lurking in the muck of the Death Star had a “face.”

Grab your Jumbo Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca because now you can re-enact the pulse-pounding trash compactor scene from Star Wars: A New Hope with the convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with part of one of the greatest playsets in the history of toys!

Scanned from the original vintage figure/accessory and reproduced in the 12” scale, Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster comes packed with accurate 3-color foam “trash” and in a spectacular vintage inspired full color box!

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbos - Just like you remember, only BIGGER!"

Thank the Maker sends word on his Space Walls!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 26 2017
"This is a make it yourself kit from Thank The Maker a custom toy maker. You have to put it together and paint it yourself. comes with paper instructions, plus you can log onto Youtube and watch a video on how to construct your kit. this kit is made for 3.75 action figures and looks like everyone's favorite evil space station from another galaxy! Action Figures are not included! Those are mine... Check out Thank The Maker Facebook Page."

I am posting the video below:

Clone Crazy is back with a new chapter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 26 2017
We see our heroes back on Kashyyyk searching for a nameless evil and they encounter more than they bargain for. There are some fantastic Wookie Customs in this chapter.

Enjoy Knights of the Old Republic #14 Monsters

OC47150 get his kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 26 2017
"My first entry.

A female space privateer. I can picture her working with Talon Karrde.

Torso, arms and upper legs: Mara Jade comic 2-pack figure.
Lower legs: Aayla Secura figure.
Head: I bought this head from a buddy at a swap meet.
Vest: Pax Bonkik figure
Gunbelt: Bom Vindim"

Now that is one great entry and kit-bash.

Ron Hembling shares more of his latest diorama project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 26 2017
"Hi All,

Last bit of work on the USS Enterprise bridge for the night. This will be the size I'm doing but will keep templates for further additions to the bridge. The turbo lift is done except the roof section and the floor has been raised.


I really enjoy old school Star Trek. This is really looking awesome. Ron just needs to put Kirk in his "Fire" pose.

Ron Hembling continues his 6" AT-AT Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"Hi All,

Re-started the AT-AT head again for Shawn and have done some extra add ons to the hull using foam board and tomorrow I'll start adding the hull plates and details.

The cannons so far have been made using plastic card and I still need to add more details to them, the semi circle section will be done using some small party plates I have and the foam circles are for mounting them.


Wow. Wow. Wow! Can you tell I am a little bit excited by this. Ron just does some astounding work.

Coruscant Cantina Customs gets her kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"This is my first entry in the custom Kitbash contest. I haven't posted in quite a while! This is supposed to be a Twi'lek spacer/ mercenary for hire. I haven't thought of a name for her yet.

Head: Cesi Eirriss
Body: The Black Series Toryn Farr
Hands: Cato Parasitti
Pilot harness: fodder bin, from some x-wing pilot figure
Knives: How to Train Your Dragon figure (character unknown)

I found a balljoint in my fodder box that fit Cesi's head and glued that on the Toryn body with super glue. The hands were boil-and-popped from cato onto Toryn's wrists. The pilot harness is currently attatched with a clear rubberband because I want it to be removable."

Pretty awesome custom and recipe if you ask me. Such great customs for this latest challenge!

Fiala Fernbrugg shares a new TIE...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017

The Tri-fighter, known colloquially by both its users and targets as the Clutch, was an "Ugly" starfighter used by Moff Leonia Tavira and her gang of pirates, the Invids.
The Clutch consisted of a TIE/LN starfighter ball cockpit and ion engines and three triangular fins set 120° apart with one fin above the cockpit and two below.
[wookieepedia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clutch_(fighter)

I used a Revell TIE Interceptor model kit for the custom. The engine part behind the ball cockpit is from an old space station MIR model kit.
I used mainly Tamiya spray colours and Revell enamel colours. One flaw of the older Revell Star Wars model kits is the absence of a display stand. I made a simple display stand with nut wood and 1mm wire.
It was a lot of work to cut out the wings and all the other parts but all in all a nice custom project.
I hope you like it."

Once again, seeing work like this I feel like a kid at Christmas. Like it? I LOVE IT!

Peakob1 just unhinged my jaw!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"Here's something new I wanted to share"

If that isn't the understatement of the year so far. I go on vacay for a few days and am feeling like a kid at Christmas seeing stuff like this. His Admiral Trench is just unparalleled. I mean look at it!

Whills Scholar shares more U-Wing Details...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"Design notes on the 1:18 Scale U-Wing Accessory Pack

It’s not necessary to read this if you just want to download and start making the interior accessories for the 1:18 scale U-Wing. I provide this here to archive my design process, for myself, and those in the future who google researching into designing models/toys based on fictitious vehicles. (If you want to use this Accessory Pack to build a standalone diorama of the U-Wing’s interior to display your figures, the notes below may also be of interest.)"

Folks the resources he is sharing here is almost unprecedented. What a great labor and then he is sharing how he made everything!

Ron Hembling starts a Star Trek Bridge Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"Hi All,

Besides the AT-AT head I'm also doing a Star Trek TOS partial bridge. I don't how much of the bridge I will be doing but as you can see from the pics it will have the Captain's Chair Helm/Navigation as well as the turbo lift and the consoles up to Spocks.

The figure's are from Mezco and are awesome and are 1:12/6" scale, The captain's chair is from Diamond Select is perfect and the floor and helm/navigation are made so far using foam board.


Now that is looking sharp so far!

JDeck reviews the DC Icons Aquaman...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"I got a DC ICONS Aquaman today. Like I've said before, I'm not a big comic guy, but some things I like, Aquaman being one. I remember watching the cartoon show as a kid, so when I came across this, I had to have it.

It was released this same time last year in the DC collectables icons series. Aquaman is patterned after the Legend of Aquaman from the late 80's which is a slight update of the classic Aquaman. It is approximately 6 inches tall l. Same articulation you'd find with The Black series. Ball head, ball swivel shoulders, swivel jointed wrists. Swivel upper arms. Double jointed knees and elbows. Rocker ankles. Ball hinge hips. Double jointed abs, not a whole lot of movement on the upper.

Accessories 3 sets of hands; 2x fists, 2x grip hands, 2x open relaxed hands. Alternate head, with sonar telepathy wave effect,(pretty cool). And he comes with his Trident, spear."

Click through for the full review.

McRobo Creations ready to make more Sail Barges...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
"We make our ships one at a time, and we're ready to start a new one! This was our last barge, each one is tailored to the owner's specifications.

This is our newest flyer for our barges. Order now and get 2 free features. Offer until the end of June. To see more barges, please visit McRobo's website:


Take a look at that picture and tell me it doesn't put a smile on your face!

Battlefront II Excerpt...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
It was great to get back from vacation and see this in our visitor posts on Facebook. I can't wait to get the new novel.

So Ron Howard is the new director!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 25 2017
Well it seems there are some "creative differences" that involved the original directors for the Stand Alone Han Solo Movie we have coming up. Does anyone else have a bad feeling about this? (Not much pun intended)

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
Kotobukiya's next ARTFX+ statue is none other than Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi! Emperor Palpatine is sculpted in incredible detail, from his calculating face to the creases in his robe. $89.99

Beast Kingdom's Master Craft Series introduces the limited production 1/144 scale Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean, which features masterful craftsmanship includes every detail! With over 100 small parts incorporated into this 13-inch long statue, the detailing shown through the aging of the hull and patching on the sails brings this ship to life. $269.99

Beaver is introducing the fan favorite Acid Rain line in a whole new scale! This line of figures and vehicles are in the 1/28 scale putting the pilot figures at about 2.50 inches tall.

From the thrilling Aliens movie, the Warrior Alien gets the "Ultimate" action figure treatment! This set includes both blue and brown Aliens. Neca has upgraded the deadly creatures with more articulation and plenty of extras: each 9-inch figure comes with a facehugger, chestburster and egg accessory. $49.99

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with Bandai Japan’s latest figures and vehicles! Don’t miss out on these exclusive and unique Star Wars collecibles.

Wield the power of your favorite Star Wars characters with these amazingly detailed adult collectible lightsaber replicas! Power up your weapon to see the glowing light effects, then move it to hear sensor-controlled sound effects power up, idle hum, clash, and power down digitally recorded from the films. Each FX lightsaber features a durable metal hilt for the greatest possible film accuracy, and includes specially designed display base.

Bronxstalker gets his kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
"Here's my no paint kit based figure. It's literally a quick put together figure. I saw the contest post on Facebook this morning, so I quickly slapped him together.

He's my version of a "what if Luke turned to the dark side".

I like how he turned out.

Ron Hembling is back with a Commander Wolffe...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
"Hi All,

This figure is a commission piece of Commander Wolffe.


Wolffe - is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and the aiming sight on his helmet is a piece of plastic thin rod with the main aiming sight from Hasbro Boba Fett.

The Karma is from the Bandai Shoretrooper cut to size, the holsters are from the Bandai Boba Fett cut and sanded. The pistols are from the Bandai Stormtrooper kit cut down and then the scopes were cut to use as muzzles. The patterns were drawn by head using a led pencil and then painted.

Base - the base is from the Han Solo/Chewbacca display I did a few months back.


The Spectre is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
"From The Files Of Joh Kolton II:

"Vinz Strikko was recruited to the New Republic Military after we liberated him and several other Imperial detainees from the prison colony on Penth. He was a convicted of breaking into several wealthy Imperial citizens' homes and making off with thousands of credits and valuables. During his crime spree, he graduated from thief to murderer after he slit the throats of the proper owners of some items he was in the process of stealing when they came home unexpectedly. He was sentenced to life in prison and killed several of his fellow inmates and even a dozen Imperial Guards at the facility. He is an expert at infiltration and disabling security systems, a task that we now utilize his particular set of skills for on our missions against the Empire. During our raid on Penth, Strikko assisted our extraction team by stabbing several Imperial Guards and a prison shuttle pilot capturing the craft for our escape. Strikko has pledged to turn over a new leaf and only steal from and stab servants of the Empire. During our missions, Strikko can get us past any lock and inside any building or bunker unseen. If we are seen, Strikko can get his blade under or between any kind of body armor or across any throat..."

Vinz Strikko - New Republic Stealth Commando:"

I like the story and the custom. Great work Dan!

Stronox is back with new 3.75" and 6" work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
"Today I have two different figures in two different scales...

First is Valkorion from the MMO Game "The Old Republic." This figure was a commission piece and the customer had asked for a specific lightsaber (not sure if Valkorion even carries one). Overall this 3.75 inch scale figure was very difficult to create but I am very pleased with the turnout!

Next up is a different kind of figure...An amalgam of Star Wars and GI Joe, this tactical Mando was based off of artwork the customer provided for reference...I think he turned out really cool and he was fun to make!"

I really like that Tactical Mando!

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 23 2017
Looks like he is building a Cobra Dome!

I-am-Boba-Fett shows us his fifth Kit-Bash Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 22 2017
"Here is my 5th entry for this contest...This is a custom No Paint Kit Bash CATHAR HONOR GUARD action figure.

Parts List:
Head- Dex-Starr figure
Body- Sidon Ithano figure
Braided Sash- Cut from a Black Series 6 inch Boba Fett figure
Staff- Momaw Nadon figure
Cape- Black Series Captain Phasma figure

I boiled and popped the Dex-Starr head from its figure body and added it to the Sidon Ithano figure's body. I added the above listed accessories and this new custom no paint kit bash Cathar Honor Guard figure was completed."

Pretty nice custom.

Panther starts new Mortal Kombat Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 22 2017
"Here are the beginnings of the my commissioned piece The Pit from Mortal Kombat scaled for 3.75" figures. Excuse the The Flash and Weather Wizard, I don't own any MK figure's lol."

Now that is gonna look pretty great too!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa builds his own Zombies..
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 22 2017
"I picked up this cool Emce Toys "Create Your Own Zombie" action figure customizing kit today at a little video game store in town. The figures are made from a material very similar to the kind usually found in vinyl model kits so they have some flex to them making parts swapping very easy (be careful not to tear the posts though)."

Click on through for the full review. Pretty cool set if I do say so myself!

Gentle Giant announces first two SDCC Exclusives!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 22 2017
"Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Star Wars 40th Anniversary Classic Mini Bust

From farm boy to Red 5.
40 years ago Star Wars: A New Hope took us all on a journey alongside Luke Skywalker and his friends as they made a daring rescue to save a princess and the galaxy. Young Luke Skywalker joins the rebellion as a pilot on their mission to destroy the ominous and deadly Death Star. Luke exhibits his father’s natural prowess as a pilot and uses the Force to save the day.
Depicted as he appears in Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6th scale Luke Skywalker Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Added to the base of this special edition bust is Luke’s lightsaber, given to him earlier in the film by his master, mentor and friend Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Darth Vader Star Wars 40th Anniversary Classic Mini Bust

Once a powerful Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was consumed by the Dark Side of the Force to become a dreaded Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire. Enforcing the evil will of the Emperor, Vader seeks to crush the Rebellion. Lord Vader is so determined to thwart the Rebel forces that he eventually takes to his own custom T.I.E. Fighter to join the fight and defeat the Rebel’s ragtag fleet.
Depicted as he appears in Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6th scale Darth Vader Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Added to the base is Darth Vader’s iconic lightsaber hilt, the preferred weapon of the Sith.
Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching special edition certificate of authenticity done by artist Brian Rood."

I-am-Boba-Fett shows us his fourth Kit-Bash Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
"Here is my 4th entry for this contest...This is a custom No Paint Kit Bash COMMANDER LUKE SKYWALKER action figure. Commander Skywalker is geared up for a rescue mission that involves him leading a small strike team into an Imperial prison.

I combined all above listed figure parts into this custom Commander Luke Skywalker figure. I added the above listed accessories and this new custom no paint kit bash Commander Luke Skywalker figure was completed."

Click on through to see the full parts list for this great kit-bash.

JDeck finishes up his Swamp Thing...
-- Posted by
Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
"The swamp is my world. It is who I am; it is what I am. I was once a man. I know the evil men do. Do not bring your evil here, I warn you. Beware the wrath of Swamp Thing."

I finished the Swamp Thing. I was going for a mid summer look. I added some diorama plants, from army painter and Silflor. I used woodland scenics fine turf and pastel chalk for the moss. Thats about it. It was a real fun project, and it turned out better than I thought it would. It still needs a base of some kind, because its pretty fragile, thats why I didn't bother with the articulation."

I am really liking this Swamp Thing Arc that JDeck is on now. Very cool and great looking figure.

Stronox is back with new 6" work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
"Hi guys! Been a bit since I got to create something new for SW as I have been bogged down with commissions...Anyways, here is a recent commission piece of Darth Plagueis using a mattel Abin Sur figure for the slenderness while still keeping all the good articulation. Standing at 7 inches, he is the proper height for a Munn species figure...As always, I appreciate everyone taking the time to have a look at my work and appreciate the feedback!"

Wow, now that is one figure I would buy if it were on the pegs!

Darth Walls is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
"Well it has been a long time since I posted or made any customs. I moved a couple of years ago, sold most of the collection because I just didn't have time for it but caught the bug again after I found these in a box awhile back and thought I would finish them."

It is nice to see him back!

Ron Hembling is back with an Indy Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
"Hi All,

I can't remember the last time I built a indy dio/display so here is a new one I just completed this morning.


Indy - The body I got from ebay and the head and fedora I got from a mate from the Sideshow toys indy forum. The shirt is from the Sideshow Indy figure and the boots are from the Hasbro talking indy.

The pants, jacket, pants belt, bag and holster belt are from Hot toys Indy, the holster is scratch built as is the whip. The relic in his right hand is a cast I got from a mate in US.

Base - Is balsa wood and High density blue foam just cut out and glued together. Once the peices were dry I then used a led pencil and drew in the stone floor and a piece of sand stone was used to give the foam a more stone look to it.

The stone column is made from High density blue foam and each stone was cut out and then as per the floor I used a piece of sand stone to make it look like real stone.

The ground work was built up using spakfilla and sand and once dry I then covered that with a mix of sand/dirt/static grass/thin sticks/ground up leaves/lichen moss and this was glued over the spakfilla/sand mix.

Once the ground work was dry I then painted it with Vallejo Chocolate Brown and once dry I used plants fro Joe Fix Studio's and from the craft store. The small grass tufts are from Army Painter and the vines are dried out weeds I got from the garden and the leaves attached to them are fishtank plants.

The diorama and figure were painted and weathered using Vallejo Piants.


It has been awhile since I have seen Ron do an IJ Dio. I like it!

James Doby updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 21 2017
I like his Super Fan!

I-am-Boba-Fett shows us his third Kit-Bash Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 18 2017
"Here is my third entry for this contest...This is a custom No Paint Kit Bash KYUZO ENFORCER action figure. This Kyuzo works for Jabba the Hutt as an enforcer in Mos Eisley. He helps to ensure that any and all debts are repaid to Jabba the Hutt.

I boiled and popped apart all the above listed figure parts from their figures and assembled them into this particular custom Kyuzo Enforcer figure. Added the above listed accessories and this new custom no paint kit bash Kyuzo Enforcer figure was completed."

Once again just a great figure, make sure you click on through for the parts list.

James Doby updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 18 2017
I like his Evolution Theme on Sabine Wren. All are super articulated.

New BOSS Fight Studio Info...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 18 2017
The New Jersey Comic Con Exclusive looks pretty good to me!

I-am-Boba-Fett shows us second his Kit-Bash Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 17 2017
"Here is my second entry for this contest...This is a custom No Paint Kit Bash REBEL TROOPER action figure.

I boiled and popped apart all of the above listed figure parts from their figures and assembled them into this particular custom Rebel Trooper figure. I added the above listed accessories and this new custom no paint kit bash Rebel Trooper figure was completed."

Wait till you see the parts list for this one!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares Stranger Things News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 17 2017
Looks like Funko is going to release some pretty cool pack with this great Netflix Mini-Series. I highly enjoyed it and was glad to hear another was coming.

JDeck shows us new work on his Swamp Thing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 17 2017
"I got most if not all the sculpting done. I painted it up, to see how it'll look. I may or may not sculpt more detail. I still have plants to add."

I sure do like the look.

No Boom Boom Soul Brother gets his kit-bash on a fifth time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 16 2017
"The first figure is the commanding officer of the mercenary commando team I created elsewhere. He is basically Sergeant Bric. I used the Pons Limbic head instead, and replaced his hands with Pre-Vizla's. I then used the legs and waist from the Mandalorian warrior that came with the speeder bike, and glued Bric's boots onto them. I added a large, removable thermal detonator from a Stormtrooper to his belt, and gave him one of Embo's daggers in a black paper sheath. I also gave him the Arc Trooper Westar M5 rifle, modified with a power pack from a droid blaster."

Now that is one nice recipe. I still have so many great kit-bash recipes to share. More prizes are going out too! Stay tuned.

Bronxstalker is back with a custom Merc Team...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 16 2017
"Here's a group shot of some non-star wars figures I made. I see them as some futuristic mercenary team, like call of duty black OPs 3, or something along those lines....like, some random collections of characters that don't really fit anywhere but in my imagination, lol."

I sure do like Bronxstalker's imagination!

Black Thorne shows us a new Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 16 2017
"The Falcon series is not over. I have a new one to share:"

I like the looks of this new one too!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 15 2017
Beast Kingdom introduces Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman from the Batman V Superman movie as articulated figures! With realistic designs, multiple points of articulation, and beautiful paint applications, these figures are perfect for any DC Comics fan.

Each articulated Predator figure stands 4.5 inches and includes weapons, accessories, and a display stand so you can pose them in your horror collection! $19.99 Each

The heroine of the Wonder Woman movie is a Play Arts Kai figure! From her determined expression to her weapons of justice, she features the same grace and strength from the film. Wonder Woman comes with her sword that can be mounted to her waist or shoulder, shield, Lasso of Truth, and 6 interchangeable hands. $149.99

NECA's longest running action figure line continues with an entire series dedicated to Dark Horse Comics Predators! Series 18 features three action figure debuts that are some of the most requested by fans: Hornhead, Broken Tusk and their first female Predator, Machiko!

Gentle Giant presents Star Wars AT-ACT bookends, Collector’s Gallery Punisher, and Marvel Animated Thor! Each sculpted collectible features incredible detail and stylish approaches to your favorite characters.

No Boom Boom Soul Brother gets his kit-bash on a fourth time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 15 2017
"The second figure is the team medic from that mercenary commando team. I envisioned him as an old ex-Clone soldier. The base figure is of the Pursuit of Cobra Recondo. I kept his vest and glued a GI Joe Retaliation Trooper holster to it and stuck Captain Rex's Clone Wars pistol in it. I then took the GI Joe Trooper's knife and sheath and glued it to the figure's thigh. I took some old soldier fodder figure ammo pouches and glued them to his other thigh, and included a removable Clone Wars-era thermal detonator to it. I took a Black Series Clone soldier's belt and glued it to the figure's waist, and glued the belt slot from a Sandtrooper to the back."

and that is just the start of this great recipe. New prize winners were also announced yesterday!

JDeck starts sculpting his Swamp Thing Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 15 2017
"I started sculpting the Swamp Thing head, and a little on the torso. I used Miliput Standard. I still have a whole lot more sculpting to do, but this is the basic skull anyway. I removed the hands, because I'm replacing them possibly with ML Jackal hands."

I sure do like the looks of it so far!

No Boom Boom Soul Brother gets his kit-bash on a third time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"The third figure is the Trandoshan First Mate from my customized BMF ship. The base figure is Hrchek Kal Fas with Pons Limbic arms. The waist and legs are from a newer Gi Joe figure. The head, lower legs, and forearms are all from the Vintage Bossk figure. I don't remember where the belt is from, but the buckle and holster are from the animated Boba Fett figure. The blaster is from Jango Fett, and the comlink is a lightsaber cut in half."

Great idea on that comlink too! I like the figure.

LrdSatyr8 shares a great model review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"I just finished building the Zvezda SD... came out looking soooooooooo sweet! Here's how she looks..."

I too think it looks spectacular and welcome LrdSatyr8!

Jaeger 45 shows Cross Contamination Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"Lieutenant , these latest biologic specimens are exquisite! Where did you find these?"

Nothing like a little Xenomorph Action to get your day started right!

Panther adds decals to his Gotham Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"This evening was all about sticking decals over the exterior of this building in Gotham, taking reference from different Batman genres."

Looks very DCesque to me!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"Here's a custom ASSASSIN/VENDOR DROID figure. This custom figure is compatible with most Build a Droid figures. Two custom made resin cast heads are included with this figure to create two different looks in one figure. This custom figure is fully custom painted and fully poseable. This custom Assassin/Vendor Droid figure can be disassembled and assembled over and over again. I made this Droid a custom Blaster Pistol that is included too.

This custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

Looks pretty good to me!

Mandalore 25 tries his hand at casting...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
"Working on another Vodo-Siosk Baas, but this time I decided I would try to make a mold of the parts, so I could make more without having to resculpt them every time, hopefully drastically reducing the price too. I'm a novice at casting, and I pretend to know what I'm doing, but it turned out pretty well I think."

I think it turned out well too!

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 14 2017
Looks like a great Admiral Thrawn Bridge is up for his next update!

No Boom Boom Soul Brother gets his kit-bash on a second time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 13 2017
"The fourth figure is a Wookiee bounty hunter. I made his bowcaster from the Wookiee rifle that came with the Wookiee Warrior figure. I kept its stock and grip, but added one of Chewbacca's standard bowcasters to serve as the barrel and receiver. I glued a black piece of string to the round balls on either end of the "prongs." I built him a belt out of fodder pieces, and added cut strips of Chewbacca's bandolier to his leg to serve as extra ammo."

That is just the start of the great recipe for this figure. Scroll around as you can see the first three prize winners who packages are getting mailed out this morning.

JDeck starts a Swamp Thing Custom Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 13 2017
"I started a figure, the cool thing about this figure is it's also a diorama. I'm talking about Swamp Thing! A week or two ago I ran across a retro TV station that was airing the USA network Swamp Thing. I had completely forgotten how awesome ole swampy was. I looked around the internet and I couldn't find a figure that I liked. Mostly the new 52 version. I wanted the Alan Moore style. So I thought how hard can it be to make my own."

I like that line of thinking! He is even getting his brother involved in the project. Nothing like family bonding over a custom project!

Panther pays tribute to Adam West...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 13 2017
"To morn the passing of Adam West over the weekend, I had to put my diorama to use in its unfinished state.

I hope you like pictures."

I know I did. I got really bummed out on Saturday when I heard he passed. I was at my nephew's graduation and that was his favorite character. He actually wore a t-shirt that day with Adam West's character on it before he knew he had passed. I will always remember shark repellent!

Sideshow announces Refer A Friend Program...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 13 2017
"All you have to do is locate the “share/refer” buttons found on item pages to initiate the process.

You can choose to share via Facebook, Twitter, Email or copy a customized URL."

Sure sounds like a great deal to me!

No Boom Boom Soul Brother gets his kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"My fifth entry is a pirate. The base figure is a Shahan Alama figure. I replaced his left hand with a Clone soldier's, and have given him a Marauder Gunrunner sawn off shotgun to jam in his "cummerbund." I took the animated Boba Fett holster and attached it to the figure to serve as a sheath for his vibroblade. I then added the more articulated legs of the animated Boba Fett figure and glued Jedi Knight Luke's boots to them, too."

Its a great looking figure! Look for us to start announcing prize winners today!

Whills Scholar giving you the goods to build your own true to scale U-Wing!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"I’m proud to announce the release of the Accessory Pack today!

This ZIP package contains plans and photo guides for building things that go inside the 1:18 Scale U-Wing, turning it into a true playset for the 3.75” figures. This includes the pilot seats, troop bench, and other interior elements of the U-Wing as you see in the movie.

Download it now:"

Folks I am telling you this is one fantastic huge creation. I would like to personally thank Whills Scholar for giving us all the step by step instructions with images and now this great downloadable accessory pack!

More work in Gotham from Panther!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"This morning I woke up and fixed my mesh fencing to the top of the wall and at the end of the alleyway.

Not too shabby!"

I would agree. He is really creating a great city building diorama!

Ron Hembling is back with a new Magma Trooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"Hi All,

This was a commission piece which the client wanted to have painted to match the red Hasbro trooper.

Scout/Speeder - are both from Bandai and built straight out of the box and painted and weathered with Vallejo paints and Pastel Chalks.


Now that is one hot set up. Not much pun intended!

Jaeger 45 shares new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"Verpine collective, back at work. After carefully drilling and sanding the window ports on the Hole in the Ground Ubrikkian 9000 Z001 Speeder, our crews are working on the mechanics and finish. Good thing we hired that Wookiee apprentice for those hard-to-reach spots!"

It is sure looking like good crew work to me!

Darth Sinister gives us some sculpting lessons...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"Here are some close-ups of the sculpting work for my 6" Crimson Jack. Most of the work is done using Sculpey. The jet pack has elements of Aves Fixit sculpt. The idea here is an update for the old Marvel character from the 70's. Space helmet and jet pack are for pillaging disabled star ships. The pirates will sometimes jump into space and cut through the hull of a ship. The gun belt is made from "fun foam" from the craft store. It works great!"

Now this sculpt work looks fantastic!

Black Thorne is back with a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017
"Long time since I created any new Star Wars dio, but the wait is over and I got a new one, Hemble's style;"

It sure looks pretty daggone nice to me!

Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new 6" Review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 12 2017

Imperial Death Trooper

Released: 2016

The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armour with dark, ominous gleam. These soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advanced Weapons Research division of the Empire.
[wookieepdia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Death_trooper]

ball-jointed neck
ball-jointed shoulders
ball-jointed elbows
ball-jointed wrists
ball-jointed waist
ball-jointed hips
swivel-jointed thighs
double-jointed knees
ball-jointed ankles (limited by the armour)

SE-14r light repeating blaster (which can be put into a holster on the belt of the figure
E-11D blaster rifle

A highly detailed figure with top-notch articualtion. Especially the details on the helemt are amazing.
None of the armor pieces are removable.
The paint job on the weapons could be better."

Christoph is definitely giving us some much need info on some of our favorite Hasbro Offerings!

Butterfingers gets his kit-bash on a fifth time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 9 2017
"Unknown CW Jedi Master"

I was really impressed with all of Butterfinger's entries.

Whills Scholar gives us one more sneak peak...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 9 2017
"One more sneak before I release the Pack later this month (only have to work on the decals now). Before and after the interior is filled out:"

Wow, what a U-Wing!

Darth Sinister is back with a WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 9 2017
Seems he is working on a six inch Mando Custom. Sure does look pretty daggone good so far!

Gentle Giant announces AT-ACT Bookends!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 9 2017
"The AT-ACT is larger version of the standard combat AT-AT walkers. As seen in Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the AT-ACT features a deployable cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions. AT-ACTs were commonly stationed at major Imperial construction projects, such as shipyards and research installations such as the Imperial data storage station on Scariff.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the AT-ACT Mini Bookends features the mechanical monstrosities as they were seen traversing the jungle terrain on the planet Scariff in pursuit of the Rebel insurgence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted bookend set comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity. It makes a great companion piece to our previously released AT-AT bookends set."

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 8 2017
Direct from the feature film starring Gal Gadot comes a One:12 Collective version of Wonder Woman! The Amazonian Princess features over 30 points of articulation and includes two head portraits, interchangeable hands, and a highly detailed film-accurate costume. Her shield, sword, lasso of truth complete the look. $80

Very similar to the Agurts Infantry figure which was released in 2014, the new and improved Sand Infantry comes equip with heavy handgun, sub machine gun and a mini gun. First released in 2014, Acid Rain Sol Commander is back! For a limited time you can now get your hands on this amazing figure with rifle gun and new box packaging!

With great power comes great irresponsibility. Even within the Marvel Universe, Deadpool stands out! Comical and expressive, and now appearing as a VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI action figure in this new limited color scheme inspired by his X-Force Costume; this Deadpool figure features a wide range of motion, interchangeable face and hand parts, and weapons. $149.99

Recreate your favorite MOTU moments with the new Wave 2 MOTU M.U.S.C.L.E. Trash Can assortment that includes He-Man, Stratos, Sorceress, Orko, Fisto, Battle Cat, Grayskull, Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Kobra Khan, Spikor, and Stinkor in randomly assorted colors... as well as that mysterious random glow chase figure in each can. $19.99

Boss Fight Studio is at it again; this time they’re offering this collection of a whopping 18 mini kit blind bags that feature various hands, feet, heads, weapons, and other accessories for different customization options! $84.99

Butterfingers gets his kit-bash on a fourth time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 8 2017
"Jedi Master Mas Missur (CW style)

I have been always interested in trying to complete more characters that were part of the Omega Squad story line books. Jedi Master Mas Missur was in charge of the 35th infantry."

The Closet Jedi shows more Star Destroyer Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 8 2017
Looks pretty nice to me!

The Closet Jedi is back on our Facebook Page
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 8 2017
Looks like some great Space Wall Sets. I like the ALIENS motif.

Butterfingers gets his kit-bash on a third time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 7 2017
"Mandalorian Death Watch Rifleman

I will most likely take this figure and try and make it into a CW style Montross figure as this was what I had planned originally when I first made the base for this figure"

Darth Daddy is back with three customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 7 2017
"I actually have three figures to post this time around.



"Braconnor Bakiska aka Fu Manchu"
created by Darth Daddy


created by Darth Daddy

A new update from Custom Creator...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 7 2017
"With each build, I try and challenge myself to try new techniques. This build will incorporate at least 4 new things for me. The first being the amount of carving. The second? Foliage. What's a courtyard (even an abandoned one) without plants? Still needs some "fluffing", but there are 2 more coming. 100% scratch built."

It is good to challenge yourself!

More progress in Gotham for Panther...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 7 2017
"The pavement\sidewalk, I sanded down the top shinny layer of card off to leave the roof imperfections of underneath. Taking another sheet of board, it was glued to the underneath of the pavement to create a second, stronger layer.

The aim of tonight was to test out magnetic strip for a commission I've been asked to. Once the pavement had dried and I had finished the sanding, I glued a strip of magnetic tape to the underside of the wall and then another strip to the pavement and ta-da I have a removable freestanding wall to act as an alleyway or remove it for close up action shots like Batman scaling the wall."

He has even included more action shots like the one you see above!

Whills Scholar shows more progress on his U-Wing Build...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 7 2017
"The pilot seats and control panel glued together. (The left seat is set back a little for K2.)

Current status of the Accessory Pack -- I'm well ahead of schedule! Just working on the decals*, and taking instruction photos for the guide.

* -- Blank decal templates will be included to invite anyone who has better art skillz than me to design their own decals for the interior. My limited drawing skills only allow me to create Kenner old-school style art."

If you haven't yet seen this build prepare to be blown away. I mean seriously prepare yourself!

Butterfingers gets his kit-bash on a second time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 6 2017
"CW Clone Commander Levet

I took inspiration from this kit-bash for a project that I have wanted to do for a CW Desert Style Commander Wolffe. Unfortunately, the contest of painting made me see what else I could do and honestly I like the way the figure turned out, but I may use it for something else later on."

The entry phase is now over, but be sure to check out the full gallery of the entrants and their customizers.

Butterfingers gets his kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 5 2017
"CW Style ARC Trooper Echo (from the Bad Batch Arch onward)
I got my inspiration from a person who designed their own interpretation of what CW Echo would look like with some prosthetic legs."

He sure looks good to me. Be sure to see our full gallery of all the entrants on Facebook!

Grandl27 is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 5 2017
"Here's the photo of the custom in the bossk suit, apologize it took so long."

Be sure to scroll around when you click on through.

JDeck shows more progress on his Throne Room...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 5 2017
"Yesterday I started spackling the main archway wall section. It was actually dry enough to sand today.

Also last night I colored the floor sections. I originally was going to wait and do everything at once, but I want the floor to be a different shade than the walls. First coat was Woodland Scenics concrete earth color watercolor. Second WS concrete and WS Raw Umber mix. Third coat WS concrete and WS burnt umber mix.This is why I'm taking the extra time to spackle everything. The seams are blended and it takes the watercolors perfectly."

It is really taking shape now!

Panther is working on windows in Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 5 2017
"Today I finally fitted the last window into place and put its frame on. After recently purchasing a mouse sander, I went over the floors making them even. I also sanded the counter, this just needs to be either stained or painted.

Tonight I started working on the surrounding area to the building. Cutting a single piece of foam board I have carved the surrounding area with 1"X1" squares for paving stones. Next job with this is to sand down the top layer before spraying. I might cut out the flagged area to the right side and replace it with a single piece of board for the alleyway."

It is sure looking great to me.

BDC41866 gets his Kit-Bash on a fifth time for our latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017
"Here is my 5th entry in to the No Paint Kitbash Contest. This is a Rebel Heavy Weapons trooper. Head is from the Marvel 3.75 " Vulture figure, body is GI Joe ROC Breaker, backpack is GI Joe, helmet is Star Wars Endor Rebel Trooper. Rifle is blind box fodder. Last but not least gunbelt is from Mara Jade. Head swap then add the various fodder bits."

I like the look. Time is winding down now to get your entries in, but wow what a great batch of customs. I will be adding more to our Facebook Gallery this morning too. Look for us to feature a new one each day till all are covered.

Look who Ron Hembling is rubbing elbows with!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017
"Well another year has come and gone for our local Con which is called Magenticon here in Townsville Australia. I had a few old pieces I put up for sale plus all the others I have done over the last 5 months, I also had the great pleasure to meet Boba Fett himself Jeremy Bulloch and what a great honour it was.

Jeremy is such an amazing person and he was more then happy to chat for ages , I was especially honoured when he excepted a Boba Fett dio I built which I gave him as a gift for coming all the way out to Australia.

He was stoked with the gift and said I had an amazing talent which blew me away.


Well I already knew Ron was an amazing talent, but I bet being validated by Boba was pretty daggone awesome!

Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new Experimental TIE...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017

The TIE Experimental M3, also known as the TIE Warhead, was an experimental member of the TIE Series and a part of the TIE Experimental Project. [wookieepedia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Experimental_M3]

I used the Revell TIE Interceptor kit in 1/90 scale for the custom. The warhead launchers are modified WW2 US bombs in 1/48 scale from an old B-17 kit.
Paintwork: Revell enamel and aqua colours, washes with thinned oil colours."

Uh, wow!

Whills Scholar is back with new scratch-build work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017
"Here's a bonus item that will be in the Accessory Pack: templates and instructions for building this rotating gun mount. You'll be able to put this inside the U-wing's troop hold, aiming it out one of the side doors. I'm trying to design it so that most of the missile launcher accessories that come with the Rogue One figures can fit on it.

I deliberately designed this to be a toy-ish, asking hypothetically, if Hasbro made a U-wing at 1:18 scale, what play elements might they include in it? Now you can put those action figure missile accessories to good use!"

If you haven't seen his true to scale Rogue One U-Wing you better hold onto your jaw!

Jedi Minstrel is back with a new 6" WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017
"Summer has begun and some time is finally available. As the wife and kids sleep, daddy can be a kid again.

So, pictured here is the only 6 inch custom I plan on doing. Too expensive but I had to do it. I took a Jango Fett figure, a Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, head, added a kama and some paint. I've since added a couple of other things but this figure is in my office at work, go figure (no pun intended). I'll sneak over and take a pic or two later."

His backstory on this character is pretty good too and you can read that when you click on through.

Rezakai is back with new fan fiction!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 4 2017
"Lieutenant Sylvon sat in a small chair holding her head up by propping her arm against a display screen on a table in front of her. She was starting to drift asleep when she heard the moans of one of her captives as he started to stir awake. Sylvon smiled and stood up standing a little over a meter from a pair of medical beds containing the two other men. The room was cast in total darkness except for the light of one of the headlamps laying on the ground that until some hours ago was attached to the helm of one of the sleeping men."

Thats just the first paragraph. Go enjoy the new chapter of the Last Orders of Captain Kai!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 2 2017
The next wave in the Marvel Legends Infinite lineup includes Spider-Man with web wings, Spider-Man in a homemade suit, Moon Knight, Cosmic Spider-Man, Tombstone, Beetle and Vulture. Each 6” figure features detailed design, is easily poseable and highly articulated, and includes a Build-A-Figure component. Collect them all to assemble Vulture’s Flight Gear!

We have 19 new Bandai Japan items up for preorder including Mega Man X Chogokin, Cars Lightning McQueen, S.H.Figuarts Captain Jack Sparrow, S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark V with Hall of Armor Set, eight FiguartsZero figures from the One Piece 20th Anniversary lineup, and more!

This brand-new version of Ahab is based on his appearance in the Dark Horse comics. Neca has given the SDCC 2014 exclusive a massive upgrade, equipping it with the all new "Ultimate" Predator body which has added articulation in the biceps (bicep swivels), elbows (double elbow joints) and torso, plus an opening gauntlet. $24.99

The legendary Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney's Pirates of the Carribean films joins the S.H.Figuarts crew! He's about 5.10 inches tall, and is every bit as poseable as a constantly-drunk pirate can be; he has two interchangeable faces, extra hands, the compass both open and closed, his sword, his hat, and of course, a bottle of rum! $74.99

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. Wave 7 features K-2SO and Director Krennic from Rogue One, Lando Calrissian from Episode V, Qui-Gon Jinn from Episode I, Tusken Raider from Episode IV, and Imperial Royal Guard from Episode VI.

Mr Fleurs gets his kit-bash on a second time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 2 2017
"Hey, everyone! Here's another custom I made during the weekend.

Luke Skywalker - Shadows of the Empire

TESB Bespin Luke's head and hands.
ANH Farmboy Luke's belt.
ANH Greedo's vest.
ROTJ Jedi Luke's body and lightsaber.

The same procedure, boil and pop everything, and reassemble while the parts are soft."

Another one that looks great. Be sure to check out the full contest details here so you too can enter.

Sideshow is giving you a chance to win this Premium Format Wonder Woman!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 1 2017
"Enter for Your Chance to Win

We’re giving away a Pre-Order of the Wonder Woman Premium Format™ Figure! Simply fill out the required entry fields and answer the question on the contest form and you’ll be entered for a chance to win this DC collectible!"

Someone has to win, why not you!

Mr. Fleurs gets his kit-bash on for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 1 2017
"Hello, everyone. I've just joined the forum, and I wanted to share this quick custom I made recently.

Rodian Smuggler

The recipe is quite simple:
TFA Finn's Jacket and Arms.
TFA Han Solo Blaster and Belt.
ANH Greedo Body, head and hands.

I just boiled and popped everything. The arms and hands of Finn and Greedo so I could use the jacket sleeves, and heated Han's belt to remove it from the leg peghole where it's attached. After that, the assembly was easy, putting Finn's jacket and arms on Greedo's body and pulled the belt up to fix it in his waist."

Now that turned into one great kit-bash! Click through to see the rules and prizes and then get your own kit-bash on!

Ron Hembling is back with new Rogue One work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 1 2017
"Hi All,

Completed this one this morning.

I can't take credit for the paint scheme on this one I have to thank Herman Guerrero from the Bandai Star Wars FB page for that. When I saw that he did this paint scheme to his I had to do one, cheers Herman for the inpsiration.


Trooper - is the death trooper from Bandai and it was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is just a generic base that I have kept and it was made using foam and straws for the pipes. The wall and sand were done using spakfilla.


It sure looks tough to me!

Echo Six shows us a Mouse Droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 1 2017
"Next is the giant mouse droid seen during the Emperor's arrival aboard the DSII in ROTJ. The tracked giant mouse (rat?) droid only has one POA, the ball-jointed head. (My attempt to incorporate concealed wheels similar to the scanning crew bottom box fizzled...For now.) The wheeled version has seven POA, at least by EE exclusive astromech standards – A ball-jointed head and six rolling wheels."

He introduced himself yesterday with a great Bantha Droid and seeing this one as well as how he put it together is great. What a great intro!

Panther has more fun in Gotham...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 1 2017
"Today I have done a little more work on the building. I started by going over the brick work with a black wash. Then painting the rooftop doorway grey, then a black wash. For the door a coat of burgundy with both a black and a white wash, I have ordered a 1:12 door handle for it. The air con unit, I gave it a white coat, then a black wash, finished off with a gentle white wash to smooth out the black, then glued both onto the roof.

The desk I have added a front and sides to it, sanded it down and a waiting to be stained.

I decided to add the personal touch to this building and added my logo to it, the building is now the Gotham branch of Richard's Creative Workshop.

I have started to measure up for the groundfloor windows and door, once they are fitted, then on to the street and side.

It's slowly starting to come together!"

I would say so. Just in time for some Wonder Woman Movie Shots!