Sunday, October 9, 2011

Customizer Spotlight #16: Peakob1

Yesterday was my birthday, and Dad knows how much I love the custom action figures created by Peakob1. You couldn't imagine my surprise when I opened up my birthday present and it was a box full of Peakob1 action figures. Especially when they were action figures I used to only dream to one day own. I created a video of my new birthday presents that showcase the figures with pictures that were taken by Peakob1. Thanks Chad for making it possible.

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 hi
m and 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 dremels 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 the Peakob1 customs from my collection!

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

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My Peakob1 video was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.

This post was also featured on Ed Johnson Presents: STAR WARS The Clone Chronicles (Webcomics & SW News).