Monday, March 4, 2013

ABROSSOS VI REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPERS

Dad threw these two custom action figures together to show potential "Smuggler's Gambit" contest participants how they can make a quick and easy "Smuggler's Gambit" custom action figure in just minutes for the contest that we are promoting with RebelForce Radio.  This is a great technique on how to create a Hasbro looking figure without even having to break out a paint brush.  These types of customs are great starting points for those of you who are are just beginner customizers and don't feel very confident with your painting skills yet.  




"ABROSSOS VI 
REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPERS"
created by Darth Daddy







"ABROSSOS VI  
CALAMARI REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPER"
by Darth Daddy























Using the lower legs and lower torso of the Vintage Endor Rebel Soldier with the top half of a Vintage Admiral Ackbar, you can make a unique Abrossos VI Calamari Reconaissance Trooper that would work just as well in an Endor diorama as he would completing his scouting mission with Han Solo. 

The following Vintage Star Wars action figures were used:

-Vintage Endor Rebel soldier
-Vintage Admiral Ackbar


DIRECTIONS

Action figure assembly requires adult supervision and the following tools for a kitbash project:

-Heat gun or hairdryer

Both the Ackbar and Endor Rebel action figures only had to be heated up at the waist enough to pop them apart. Make sure the action figures are not hot enough to burn you before handling and disassembling.  Once sepaerated at the waist, we only needed to pop the parts back together in their desired positions before the plastic joints cooled down again.  

(ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED: If no heat gun or hairdryer is available, both figures can be put into boiling water for approximately 5 minutes....NO MORE. Make sure the water level is higher than the figure and that no plastic is above the water line.  Do not add the figure to the water until the water is boiling.  After the 5 minutes has expired, turn off the burner, and remove the action figures from the water with tongs.  Make sure the action figures are not hot enough to burn you before handling and disassembling.)



"ABROSSOS VI  
SNIVVIAN REBEL RECONAISSANCE TROOPER"
 created by Darth Daddy




















The following Vintage Star Wars action figures were used:

-Vintage Orrimaarko (Prune Face)
-Vintage Snaggletooth Target 3-pack

DIRECTIONS
How's this one for easy.  Head swap!





GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!




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