Sunday, August 20, 2017

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 58

"Hardcase" action figure created by Wraithnine Customs
Head painted by Darth Daddy

Clone Wars custom action figure artists, Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" are back to showcase Clone Wars custom action figures from Season 4 of The Clone Wars TV series episode "Plan of Dissent" & "Carnage of Krell".





Sunday, August 13, 2017

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 57

"501st Clone Troopers - Dogma, Hardcase, Jesse, Tup & Kix" created by Wraithnine Customs

Clone Wars custom action figure artists, Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" are back to showcase Clone Wars custom action figures from Season 4 of The Clone Wars TV series episode "The General".







Monday, August 7, 2017

"WED-9-M1" created by Elias

Hole In The Ground Productions has a new droid kit available on their web store full of great resin cast pieces made to enhance your dioramas and display shelves.  Their latest WED-9 is a fun day project that only requires some paint, sandpaper and krazy glue. I first sanded down any small imperfections in the cast, then primed the figure in black paint before I dry brushed in some color. After, I applied multiple washes to give the droid the "used" look.

When everything was completely painted, I glued on the head and arms to finish up the figure.  He looks great on display along with the other figures found in our Mos Eisley street display.

WED-9-M1, also known as a bantha droid, was a WED Treadwell droid seen around Mos Eisley. Built out of spare parts by Jawas, it was owned by Ohwun and Chachi De Maal.


"WED-9-M1"
created by Elias














http://www.holeinthegroundpro.com/dioramas.html

Hole in the Ground Productions 
Very cool cast store for Star Wars fans! Cast diorama pieces for 3 3/4" and 6" scale figures.

THANK THE MAKER - ACTION FIGURE BLEACHER KITS

Action Figure Bleacher Kits from THANK THE MAKER! It's a kit you put together and paint. There are three different models for purchase, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi! Each bleacher can display up to 24 figures comfortably. You can purchase one kit for $55, or get all three kits in a Bundle Pack, knocking off $15 of each kit!

Highly customizable! The possibilities are endless!











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Growing Up Star Wars

Last week we went to visit family, and while we were there, I got to see a bunch of Star Wars related photos of my dad from when he was a little kid.  I thought that some of you might enjoy seeing Darth Daddy when he was young enough to play with his own Star Wars toys. 


My grandpa, yes even Darth Daddy has a daddy.




Dad even dressed up as C-3PO one Halloween!


"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 56


Clone Wars custom action figure artists, Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" are back to showcase Clone Wars custom action figures from Season 4 of The Clone Wars TV series episode "Darkness On Umbara".






Friday, July 28, 2017

CLONE WARS "AHSOKA TANO - ZYGERRIAN SLAVE" created by Elias

One of the best ways to spend my vacation this summer has been taking the time to create some of those action figures that I've always wanted.  During the school year, it is hard to tackle the more involved projects, so as soon as the last day of class rolls around, my mind starts to dream of all the toys I'd love to add to my shelves.  My latest figure was at the top of that list.  Many times I heard my dad say that he wanted to make this version of Ahsoka, but after watching the Zygerrian arc recently, I decided that I was going to beat him to it.

I remember a time when I never would have had the courage to take on such a monumental task, but after tackling my custom action figure of Riyo Chuchi, I had the confidence I could really create something special with this Ahsoka, and I couldn't be happier with my results.

To complete my goal, I sculpted onto the body of a Clone Wars Aayla Secura action figure as well as the head cast of the Clone Wars Scuba Ahsoka.  I switched out the feet of the Aayla Secura and swapped them for the feet of a Vintage collection Slave Leia.  

The skirt I fabricated with ProCreate that I rolled nice and flat with an old pickle jar that was sitting in our sink.  I wrapped the legs of the figure in saran wrap to prevent the ProCreate from sticking to the figure where I didn't want it to. 

I was always really intimidated by ProCreate because of the quick dry time. Especially since I consider myself to be only a beginner when it comes to sculpting.  It wasn't until I made the skirt on this figure that I gained a new appreciation for the sculpting medium. It has the same flexibility of soft rubber, which gave Ahsoka's legs all the range of motion that I desired without having to deal with the unruliness of soft goods, keeping the lines of Ahsoka's silhouette exactly the way I wanted them to look.

I want to give a special thanks to my dad who made Ahsoka's soft good cloak for me so I could post my figure today in time for the weekend.  I'm not sure I would have completed the project in time if it weren't for his help.  

This is by far one of my all-time favorite customs, and I haven't been this proud of myself in a really long time! Hope you all enjoy!



CLONE WARS 
"AHSOKA TANO - ZYGERRIAN SLAVE"
created by Elias























Ahsoka work in progress pic .