Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peakob1 Added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"

Peakob1

Chad Peak (aka: Peakob1 or CAP) is a 35 year old artist in Denver Colorado and has been a Star Wars fan all his life. He makes customs for the love of the hobby and you won't find a more dedicated fan. He hopes one day that he can have an entire custom collection simply because it is personalized to him. He never seeks financial gain by doing his customs, although he has done a few commissions at reasonable prices. He started customizing in '95. He doesn't count some of the vintage Ewoks that he colored over with black and brown markers as a kid.

He refers to his style of customizing as "hard sculpting" opposed to using sculpy to mold his own figures. He uses bits of existing parts and dremmels those down to make a new result

He believes that it makes for a much stronger figure because he's a little like Jar Jar, "hesa clumsy" and often drops figures. Usually they don't break if he builds them properly.

He finds customizing very exciting and he has many projects on the horizon. Hope you enjoy his customs!

He displays his customs on Yakface, Droids and Ewoks and Jedi Defender.


Peakob1






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CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #11: darthjohnboystoys

Hello everyone. So happy we can showcase another Custo Spotlight for you all. We just received a response fro


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Background image created by Star Wars artist Joe Hogan. You can see more of his great Star Wars art at his blog located at
http://iwillbeastarwarsartist.blogspot.com/

and at Joe Hogan's webpage located here:
http://xjapanrox.deviantart.com/gallery/

and:
http://joehoganart.com/




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Straight out of Joe Schreiber's "Death Troopers"





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Thursday, November 25, 2010

"IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS" VIDEO features Customs for the Kid!!

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Dad started posting over at IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS http://www.imperialshipyards.net/ around the time we started this blog. The forum was full of talented artists all with a love for Star Wars. Forum member Wraithnine today posted a Youtube video showcasing what the incredible talent has unleashed at the Shipyards in 2010. Look for Dad's customs in the screen shot above, as well as in the video when they display the customs for Darth Daddy. Enjoy these great artists!!






"Thanks for the great video, Jay! Your hard work has crafted a jaw-dropping tribute for us all to enjoy." -- Posted by Clonehead on Thursday, November 25 2010





LOOK FOR THESE CUSTOMIZED ACTION FIGURES BY DAD
(DARTH DADDY) IN THE VIDEO:



Rebekkah


Android Assassin


Calamari & Twi'lek Bounty Hunters


UBESE TRACKER

Dad's latest custom was inspired by an Ubese action figure created by Yak_Chewie. Dad says he really likes the way his custom action figure came out, but he likes the Ubese action figure that was made by Yak_Chewie much better. Yak_Chewie's paint application is just so well done. Instead of copying Yak_Chewie's action figure, Dad decided to make a faster and less detailed version of the figure that I think still captures what it is that makes this action figure cool.

Dad made this custom from a G.I. Joe Snake Eyes (Paris Pursuit) action figure, a head of an unknown G.I. Joe action figure, and the helmet/mask of the new Princess Leia in Boush disguise that you can find all over retail stores now.

It was an extremely quick custom to make and way too much fun to to not take the effort to have it in our collection.


UBESE TRACKER

















INSPIRED BY:


This Ubese custom action figure created by Yak_Chewie was the inspiration for Dad's latest creation. Dad loved the way Yak_Chewie combined the long hooded jacket with the Ubese helmet. Dad knew as soon as he saw it that he wanted to make one too. You can see more from Yak_Chewie in our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page.


"Customs I Wish I Owned" page:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/star-wars-customs-i-wish-i-owned.html



Sunday, November 21, 2010

RED TACTICAL DROID

Dad's made this red Tactical Droid over this summer, but we weren't able to post it because it was packed away with my Separatist droid army. We set up my droid army today so we thought it was the perfect time to do the post.



RED TACTICAL DROID










SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


Thursday, November 18, 2010

50 POSTS!!


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JUNO ECLIPSE: REBEL JACKET

I designed this custom action figure a few months ago. Just before we started our blog. I wanted a Juno Eclipse to use when I played with my Rebel Alliance action figures, but as you all know, Hasbro only released her as an Imperial Officer. I knew Juno was the captian of the Rebel ship Salvation, but I wanted Dad to make her in a more action oriented outfit....an outfit Juno would have worn if she got off her Nebulon-B cruiser and had some adventures when she was off the Salvation. Using my directions, Dad painted an extra Juno Eclipse that he had from the Toys R' Us Force Unleashed Battle Pack and he made it just the way I asked him.

He even painted the Rebel sign on the back of Juno's jacket that I had requested. I figured if Juno was a Rebel now, she would definitely be wearing the family crest of her true love.


JUNO ECLIPSE: REBEL JACKET




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tholoth in Evening Dress

With Dad busy putting more work into the "Customs I Wish I Owned" page, he hasn't had the time to work on any of his customs.

So instead of Dad posting one of his customs, I figured I'd post my latest custom.

She's a Tholothian in an evening dress. I made her from a Stass Allie action figure and a Padme Amidalla in the Evening Dress. The fur covering is from a vintage Emperor Palpatine. All I had to do was paint the torso and arms with some help from Dad to keep me in the lines.

We use her as a diorama filler in our Cloud City Casino. She is an old flame of Lando Calrissian.


THOLOTHIAN IN EVENING DRESS









My Tholoth was just featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.



 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Customs for the Kid" GETS A VIDEO TOO!!

So Dad has been making all of these videos for our fellow customizers to post on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page and after seeing how well the videos came out, we decided to make a video for our custom action figures too, as well as give it permanent home located at the bottom of our blog page so you can visit and click on it whenever you want.



WATCH FULLSCREEN IN HD!!




or download the video as an .ISO or mp4:


mp4 DOWNLOAD (30.37 MB): http://s3-p.animoto.com/Video/obrx0aWyjzL0Iz4zpUqFNw/480p.mp4





(Any customizers that we have posted up on the "Customs I Wish I Owned" page that would like their video available in high definition HD format, please contact us by email.)






OUR GOAL:

We are hoping that one day our site will one day become an enormous directory where you can locate an unimaginable amount of Star Wars customizers whenever you look to our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page.



Dad recently made our blog my homepage and I love how it meets all my Star Wars needs. The Star Wars links are awesome!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Customs I Wish I Owned" ADDITIONS!!

The customizers keep rollin' in for the "Customs I Wish I Owned" page. New additions to the page are darknsour, Stronox and Darth Kikinou.

Richard Mingoia a.k.a darknsour


This 46 year old father from New Rochelle, NY has been customizing for a few years. He belongs to other customizing site's like Yakface, rebelscum, ffurg, and banthaskull.

He too does customs with his son who is 10. His son tells him what he likes and what he thinks is cool and he tries to make it for him!

He's old enough to say that he saw a New Hope in the movies when it 1st hit in 1977 when he was just shy of his 13th birthday!!

He loves to customize Clones and Mando's the most but also loves doing Jedi also.

He loves making customs out of leftover parts!! As you can see from his post's.


darknsour





Here is a link to see more from darknsour:

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=3207.0


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STRONOX

Stronox is a 33 year old nurse from Pennsylvania. When he isn't parenting, he's either customizing figures, drawing, painting, reading, collecting toys, or gaming.

Stronox




You can get to the blog for Stronox by clicking the link below:

http://stronoxcustoms.blogspot.com


You can see more Stronox by clicking the link below:

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=5253


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Darth Kikinou

Darth Kikinou is not only a customizer, but he is also the creator of www.thephotonovelalliance.com a hub for photo novel creators to show off their Star Wars custom action figures and dioramas. On his site you can find links to his gallery and recipes for the custom action figures too.


Darth Kikinou




Monday, November 8, 2010

"CUSTOMS I WISH I OWNED" GETS NEW LOOK!! Sith_Fire30 & Incom UPDATE!!

Mercury Art Studios recently sent us a link showing us a "new" way to display the figures we were posting on the "Customs I Wish I Owned" page of our site and the "new and improved" presentation definitely tops the old one!!

We celebrate this "new" change in format with the featured addition of customizers Sith_Fire30 and Incom who have just added themselves to our list of incredible customizers that grace us with their presence on the "Customs I Wish I Owned" page.


Sith_Fire30




Incom





We encourage all customizers who would like to see some of their customs displayed on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page to email us any links you would want us to post at: customsforthekid@gmail.com


Saturday, November 6, 2010

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #10: starwarsgeek171

Hello everyone. Yes, I know it has been a while since we have posted one of these. We have been waiting for responses fro
















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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dad's Jedi Action Figure Featured On IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS

Dad definitely puts a lot of work into his custom action figures, so I was really happy for him when his new Jedi was posted on the home page of Imperial Shipyards. Way to go, Dad!!




Head over and check it out:

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/




Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jedi

Dad made this custom Jedi last week. This Jedi is a amphibious humanoid that was taken by the Jedi from a remote planet that had never been exposed to outsiders. Shortly after he was taken to be trained at the Jedi Temple, his planet was destroyed and he is now known to be the last of his kind.

His head was constructed from Mace Windu and the head decoration was made with a Stass Allie head. The body was an Obi Wan Kenobi, but most of the character's uniqueness comes from Dad's cool paint application.



JEDI










KEL DOR SLAVE TRADER

Dad made this custom action figure from the head of a Clone Wars Plo Koon, an Episode 3 Ask Aak, and the feet of an Elis Helrot. Slave trading was big in Star Wars and we realized we didn't have any slave traders in my collection. This Kel Dor Slave Trader was strong in the Force and used his telepathic mind control powers to keep his slaves subservient. He carried his neuronic whip more for show and intimidation, but that doesn't mean he wasn't good with it. His whip was practically an extension of himself.

KEL DOR SLAVE TRADER