These little guys are really growing on me, but I am trying to resist getting the full collection. Click here to see if you have that type of willpower! I am crumbling as I am writing this.
Star Alien 70 is back with new custom figures... -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 24 2015
"Hi, thanks for all your positive comments. Here are another couple of figures from the Cantina, Jenny and Swilla Corey: Both figures are mainly from Camie Marstrap (Comic 2 pack). Plastic skirts replaced with soft goods. Jenny's head from Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones). Swilla's head from Hermione (Harry Potter) (I know it's not a particularly good likeness, but I just like the look of it)."
They look like great Cantina Members to me. I really am enjoying his diorama too.
Ron Hembling finishes his latest Sandtrooper Dio... -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 24 2015
"Hi All, I have completed the Sandtroopers and they were done as per my 3-3/4" tutorial I did a few years ago."
They sure do look great to me. I wonder what he will be working on next? Whatever it is, it will be sure to be over the top awesome!
JDeck is back with a custom figure update... -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 24 2015
"This is a Jedi figure I named Kenshi-Kan. Loosely based on Kyuzo, the stone faced Master swordsman from Seven Samurai.
Not much is known about Kenshi, he's a man of few words. Mostly his actions speak for him, judging by his actions he is a highly trained swordsman. He makes it clear though, he's out to kill Vader for his betrayal."
Sounds like one tough Jedi to me!
Gold Leader One creates Ace Azzameen -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 24 2015
"I'm pleased to have finally completed my Ace Azzameen custom figure. Ace Azzameen is the player-character in the flight simulator PC game X-Wing Alliance. XWA is my favorite Star Wars game, so to have a custom figure of the main character is pretty awesome.
The parts I used:
Head: Luke Skywalker Moisture Farmer 30th Anniversary Collection Body: Luke Skywalker The Legacy Collection (X-wing gear) Helmet: Luke Skywalker Dagobah Landing The Vintage Collection (X-wing gear)
A simple head swap and some painting required for this figure. The head was a perfect fit for the figure, and to my surprise needed no modifications to the peg."
Looks like how I had him pictured in my head. Nice work GL1!
Its a new episode of the Realm Recap! -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 24 2015
"A lot has happened in collecting news since our last show. With long-thought cancelled product hitting stores again as well as new preorders going live, there hasn’t been a shortage of things to purchase this week so you definitely need a deep wallet. Star Wars Weekends is officially underway and there is A LOT of merchandise available from there as well, from clothes to Build-A-Droid parts and more. We cover all of this plus Disney Infinity 3.0 news, new images from The Force Awakens and, as always, our newest reviews and acquisitions — all on Episode 62 of The Realm Recap!"
FlyGuy and Jayson give you the collecting news we need. Its like crib notes for our hobby!
Nicholas Sagan shows us more of his models! -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
Take a look at his 1/4222 Interdictor and Enforcer! I must say folks he has unloaded some fantastic model builds on us this past week. I am still getting in there and looking at them all. The level of detail for the size is just amazing. I must also comment that there is some top level paint work happening too.
The Irish Rogue is back with a new chapter of The Clone Wars: Knightfall - Raid of the Jedi Temple... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"The unfolding plot against the Jedi was too vast to thoroughly comprehend in the moment. The major new the Clone Wars had eroded much of what remained of the republic’s will power, but was this Jedi insurrection that… or was another usurper hard at work?"
Ajunta Pall is back with a new Sith Update... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"Here's another custom I did in like 30minutes: Darth Maladi. Tell me whatcha think..."
I think she turned out rather nice for that quick of a job! We just plain need more Sith in our lives!
Ron Hembling is back with a new project... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"While I'm waiting for things to dry on my Sandtroopers I whacked together Bandai's C3PO and WOW it is an awesome kit, I will be doing him from EPIV and I still have to weather him and add wiring to the bicep section of the arm.
I have used small wires to simulate the damaged arm as well and the wiring will be able to be swapped out for the intact 3PO."
I am wondering if Ron will make a diorama base for this one too? It already looks great.
UPDATE: I see Ron has already finished this one off that you can see by clicking here
Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
STAR WARS METAL FIGURE COLLECTION The first four figures in the Star Wars Metal Figure Collection have arrived! These metal and plastic figures are just over 3 inches tall with movable heads and arms (R2-D2 only has moveable head). Darth Vader comes with his lightsaber, Stormtrooper has a blaster, and C-3PO has one silver leg. $11.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=STAR%20WARS%20METAL%20FIGURE
STAR WARS BLACK 6” LUKE & WAMPA Recreate those tense moments in the snow cave with Luke unarmed and trapped in the ice and the Wampa preparing to eat him for dinner with this all new deluxe box set in the Star Wars Black Series of 6 inch figures. Luke comes with his blaster and lightsaber and the Wampa features a bloody face. $44.99 Also available in a Case of 3 with Han & Tauntaun for $119.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20black%20deluxe
STAR WARS MINI FIGURES Star Wars Mania Black and White boxes of 7 contain cute little stylized versions of Darth Vader with 6 Stormtroopers or R2-D2 and C-3PO with 5 Stormtroopers for $25.99 per box. We also have the Star Wars Best Show boxes of 4 that appear to contain army figure style sets of Darth Vader with Stormtroopers or R2-D2 and C-3PO with Stormtroopers for $9.99 per box. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20plex
Folks he includes the recipes for these great customs too. It is so awesome to see how folks share and share alike around here. Trust me you just can't help but catching the try it bug when you read things like this.
Star Alien 70 shows us some how to for his great Cantina Dio... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
"Cantina chair and table detail: I made the chairs from 5 pieces of foamcore; 2 sides, a back, a bottom and a base. Then wrapped a panel of Evergreen sheet styrene (2080 V-groove) around the shape, to form the seat."
Folks hands down this is one of the nicest Cantina Dioramas I have seen. Make sure you scroll around when you click in.
Nicholas Sagan shows us more of his models! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
He showed up and said he had some Star Wars Models, but I am just astounded! It looks like he works in all kinds of scales as is represented with this 1/350 Rebels Gozanti Cruiser.
Folks all I can tell you is click into the Models, Scratch Builds, and Miscellaneous Section with a good cup of java and appreciate his creativity and execution. He says he has a few more to show us too. Look for me to showcase a few more of these in the coming days.
Solid385 shares more of his Episode I Story... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
"Anakin and Rex journey to the outer rim territories to discover a very cautious Kenobi. Anakin is frustrated with his former master for charging off into the unknown without informing the council or himself.... Kenobi silents his friends with news of a plot to attack the republic... Rex chimes in...nobody would be that foolish... Kenobi reveals that two years ago, when rex was wounded in battle, a small shadowy organisation bent on destroying the republic stole his genetic data intent on cloning him, being as he was perhaps the greatest military mind of the time. This organisation intended to clone an army but the techniques used were nowhere near as efficient as they had hoped. Rumour has it the did succeed in creating 3. 3 copies of perhaps the greatest soldier in all the galaxy.... With these clones on place, this shadow organisation could be quite a threat to the republic..."
Sounds like a pretty good story arc to go with awesome customs.