Sunday, January 13, 2013

No Paint Kitbash Rally Weekend

So today is the last day of Imperial Shipyards No Paint Kitbash Rally.  After I saw the Ithorian Endor Rebel Soldier that Dad made for the rally on Friday, I knew I wanted in on the action before the event came to a close.  I ended up making four NPKB action figures before the weekend was over and Dad made two more for the event as well, although Dad says the Ithorian from Friday is still his favorite.

The first custom action figure I made was a Clawdite Jedi.  My dad's friend Brad, sent a text to my Dad on Thursday of a photo that had a plastic bin full of Star Wars figures with a label that read "Star Wars Figures - $2 each".  Dad called him right away and picked up some really cheap fodder.  The body for my Clawdite came from a Clone Wars Ki Adi Mundi that was in that plastic bin.  The forearms that I used came from the "new" Clone Wars Obi-wan Kenobi that I had under the tree ay Christmas.  We had removed Obi-wan's arms from the figure and replaced them with the arms of the previous release of the character to give the new sculpt articulated wrists.  It would be cool if this Clawdite had the articulated wrists, but I like the way he came out overall.  I grabbed an alternate Zam Wessel head to finish the figure off.




Clawdite Jedi NPKB
by Elias







 

SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER



NPKB Astromech
by Elias

 My astromech was just a simple head swap.


SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


Scuba Aayla Secura NPKB
created by Elias

 Just another simple head swap.








To create the Naboo Peasant action figure, I asked Dad to hollow out the Padme Amidala hood.  Dad carefully cut out Padme's face in case we ever wanted to use it later, and then used a Dremmel to hollow out the hood so it could be slipped over a Zam Wessel head.  Once that was done, my design was complete.


SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER




 Naboo Peasant NPKB
by Elias
 









SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER



This weekend is our friend Wookielover1138's birthday, so we figured we'd make a figure to commemorate her special day for giving us all her wonderful Kessel Run Review webisodes.  Dad used the Zam Wessel torso upper arms and upper legs and paired them with the head, lower arms and legs of a Clone Wars Chewbacca.  He made some adjustments to Zam Wessel's helmet, cutting it into three separate pieces that still fit snugly on the ball jointed head of the figure because of the way the optical unit held it all together.  I love the way Dad designed the helmet, because it came out looking like the helmet transforms when in different positions.  I can even shake the figure upside down and it all stays intact no matter what position it's in.  Dad said he may paint this figure sometime in the future, but right now he's more concerned about creating some Ewoks for Mr. Black's Customs.




Female Wookiee Bounty Hunter NPKB
by Darth Daddy





















SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE


The last figure Dad made was a Devaronian Movie Star that he created using a Marvel Absorbing Man action figure and cut off the ends of the ponytail from two G.I. Joe Scarlet heads that we had in our fodder to create the Devaronian's horns.  To accessorize the figure, Dad used the shirt of a POTF Momaw Nadon, armour from a Clone Wars Thi-sen action figure, as well as the shawl of a AOTC Lott Dodd action figure.  Dad's having a hard time sticking to a fashion choice for this figure, because he likes all three looks.  He also would like to paint this figure too one day.  




Devaronian Movie Star NPKB
by Darth Daddy










SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


Hope you all have enjoyed the results of our fun filled weekend and that you will submit a few figures of your own before the end of the NPKB Rally.  May the Force Be With You....