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Coruscanti Moff shares a diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"During the Battle of Hoth, Lord Vader enters the battlefield aboard his personal transport. The Imperial walkers squashes the traitors before his eyes. This is truly our finest hour."

I sure do like the subject material for this. That cockpit shot coming in on those Walkers is awesome!

JDeck finishes his Rebel Alliance Crane AT-TE!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"Kitbashing of this sort takes a lot of cutting and test fitting, along with a vast amount of model kit parts. The two frame pieces were actually meant for the 20mm FLaK, but in 2 different scales grey 1/35 and tan 1/48, for some reason they mashed up well for this application.

I added more greebles to the rear. I gave it a bunch of brackets and braces, to make it look stripped down. Once its all painted the same color it'll look better. I'm not sure if I want to add the front ball turrets, they aren't my style. I was thinking since the crane assembly is detachable, I could build other variants, like AA gun, backhoe or flatbed."

Sounds like a great idea to me. I really could so see the Rebel Alliance doing this sort of thing and repurposing some Clone Wars Era Vehicles! Cool project JDeck!

Ron Hembling shares head painting tutorial...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"Hi All

A member over at the Bandai Star Wars FB page asked how would I paint up a 1/12 Old Ben Kenobi head so here is how I did it.

I got the head from Greg Glassman and here is he's FB page

I first cleaned the head by just putting it some warm water and then give it a quick wash with washing detergent.

Pic 1 - I pianted the head using Reaper paints Tanned Skin.
Pic 2 - Then painted it using Vallejo Flat Flesh
Pic 3 - Then I gave it a medium wash using Burnt Sienna
Pic 4 - I then very lightly dry brushed it with Caucasian Flesh
Pic 5 - I then mixed some White and Red to get a Medium Pink colour and painted the eye.
Pic 6 - Then I mixed some White and Tanned Flesh to get a Medium Wite and painted over the eye again.
Pic 7 - I then painted in Black circles.
Pic 8 - I then pained in a Medium Blue and made sure to leave a thin black edge.
Pic 9 - Then I painted over the Medium Blue with a Lighter Blue.
Pic 10 - I then painted the iris's in using Black.
Pic 11 - I then painted the hair, brows and beard using Vallejo's Medium Grey.
Pic 12 - Then I dry Brushed over the grey using Vallejo's White.
Pic 13 - Then I lightly gave the hair and Beard a very light wash of Vallejo's White and I then darkened the brows using Vallejo's Black and Dark Brown. I also gave the lips a darker look using a mix of Reapers Tanned Flesh and Vallejo's Flat Flesh.
Pic 14-17 - Are the final pics of how he turned out before I put him on it's body and do the outfit.


This is a step by step process with images tutorial folks. Talk about one awesome progression!

Blizzard Force does his first video!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
He has created a video of all the wonderful custom action figures has created to go along with all the vintage custom cardbacks too. Just an awesome thing to see folks!

Stronox answers a wash question...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"A question was asked about how I do washes...While I mix my own washes most of the time I do use citadel from time to time. It all Depends on the look I am trying to get... I may apply paint, wash, then go back over areas in the original color or I may leave it depending on how the wash looks when dry. Or I may go over in a lighter color post wash, or I may drybrush post wash or pre wash. There really is no one rule set on how I do it. To me, that is what makes customizing fun, all the different things you can do to get various looks for any given character to make it your own work of art! Lastly, I would say the only real one sure rule I use is prep, prep, prep, before painting...And that is a whole lot of trial and error too, but is about 90% of a lasting and durable finish."

Words of advice from a customizing master!

A new update from Ron Hembling...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Hi All,

I finished doing the shell for the cockpit and added the axel areas for the legs. I will be doing the old back burner to this at the moment as I'm waiting for my plasti card to get here so while I'll wait for that I start something else.


This is really gonna be great. I so enjoy Ron's Projects!

James Doby keeping us aware on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
I really enjoy getting into our Facebook Page and seeing price alerts. James does a great job on those as for availability and lowest price. His latest post is the now famous Chewbacca Mask. Go have fun!

Panther starts work on a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Hi all.

Not much of an update but I've managed to start work on T7-01. I've created a body from foam core, which you can tell at the moment is held together wit masking tape. I will be making the back wheel struts out of adhesive but for the moment a couple of pieces of foam and cocktail sticks.

Like I said, its not much but he is starting to take shape."

I know I can definitely see the potential.

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"I could have thought of this day a bit earlier to shoot a pic of my custom 12backs...or some more Star Wars figures...but alas, I spent my time working on two more ESB figures. Well, happy Birthday to Star Wars, anyway... ;D :)

So now, let's switch over to the icy wastes of Hoth, where Rebels and Imperials are battling it out in a fierce fight. ;) I thought it fitting to complete these two together somehow...

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)"

This is the second of two awesome Hoth Figures he has done a modern vintage retake on.

Dave Filoni brings the rebellion to Celebration Europe!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni is headed to Star Wars Celebration Europe this July. Filoni (and special guests) will share highly guarded sneak peeks at whatís to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!

A long-time Star Wars fan himself, Filoniís direction has added depth and resonance to the universe and characters with the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Rebels animated series. Fans at Celebration are in for great programming, and some unforgettable Q&A sessions, whenever Filoni takes the stage.
Donít miss Star Wars Rebels at Celebration Europe!"

Mandalorian Bookends now shipping!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"The Mandalorian war culture was embraced by Bounty Hunter Boba Fett after the death of his father Jango. The Mandalorian logo, emblazoned on Boba Fettís shoulder armor, has gained as much popularity (if not more) than the Imperial Cog logo and the insignia of the Rebel Alliance.

Gentle Giant Ltd has taken this iconic insignia and fashioned it into a stunning set of bookends for use with books, video games, DVDs, or just as a stand alone decoration. This Mandalorian Logo bookend will look great on your entertainment center, or in your library! Hand cast in resin and hand painted, this limited edition piece is both collectible AND practical. May the Force be with you! (DVDs not included)."

Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Hi All,

Straight onto the next project and this time I'm going to make a 1/12 AT-PT, I will be making it out of foam board and plastic sheet and greeblies so here is the start of it.


This one is gonna be over the top too!

The Spectre shows us the "Skull Mound" of Tolkein III...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"On the Outer Rim World of Tolkien III, and ancient evil "wizard" used his sheer force of will to corrupt and sculpt the landscape to his whim, raising a stone mound from which to rule over his empire. His twisted psyche carved the stones of the mound in the images of skulls and he crafted himself a foreboding skull topped throne. A bronzoid door leads to a black and dank dungeon while cyclopean steps lead to the upper throne level.

This is just a fragment of the full story as I still have to build and paint the evil "wizard", his followers and his subjects. The H.A.C.K.S. figure is just a stand in to show scale."

Wow, this is an evil masterpiece. Wow Dan!

Darth Daddy revisits two custom figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Revisited two older figures that annoyed me every time I looked at them. I finally put these two to bed. Readjusted the headsculpt on Bo Katan and on Ione Marcy. Also made adjustments to Ione Marcy's torso and gave her knee articulation too."

I like the look of em.

Gold Leader One paints up an MM Falcon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"I recently picked up the Micro Machines Falcon playset that transforms into Jakku. I got it for $11 on clearance at Walmart. With how cheap it is I figured I'd use it for custom purposes. Just trying to test weathering it, giving it a battle worn look. I just did a simple dry brush with black and added in some silver marks as a blast effect.

Just wanted to get some opinions on how it looks. Constructive criticism is welcomed as this is my first time doing this so just looking to get all the help I can. Thanks!"

Wow, now thats a deal on the set. I like the look of it!

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