Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Lucasclones Teaches Us How to Use Aves Apoxie Paste in a Tutorial that Shows Us All How We Can All Create Mini-Dioramas for Our Action Figures






Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CAFN: Bonus Episode with Tankster of Tankster Innovations





CAFN: BONUS EPISODE




Nom Anor
by Tankster



Join Lucasclones as he talks with Tankster of Tankster InnovationsTankster is proficient in all the skills that a customizer strives to master. He's creative and also a super talented craftsman with an incredibly exceptional painting technique.  He has one of the coolest custom action figure blogs out there.  In this episode he talks vehicle creation.






Click the link below to check out Tankster's blog:
http://tankstercustoms.blogspot.com/




If you haven't seen the brand new and improved CAFN Page yet, be sure to give it a look.





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Figure News podcast: 




If there is anything you would like them to feature on a future podcast be sure to let them know at:







Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Looking Ahead

So now that 2013 is forging ahead, we here at Customs for the Kid have been giving some thought to the custom action figures we'd like to create going forward.  Some of these projects have already been started, parted, and yes, even sculpted.  Sure, creating this many sculpted figures might be overly ambitious, but if we can do it, it would be quite the accomplishment.  Make sure you stick around and see how many of these we get done.



Rako Hardeen


This figure will be mostly sculpted, but we are already getting started on parting him out.  Not sure where any of these will fall as far as a completion schedule, but he's definitely on our radar.



Duchess Satine Krayze of Mandalore

We have a feeling that this figure will present several challenges, but that's no reason to not try.  Hopefully Dad will utilize some of his experience with his Mother Talzin figure to get this one done.



Gardulla the Hutt

The first phase of sculpting is done on this one, now we just have to sculpt in the fine wrinkled detail.



 GARDULLA THE HUTT - Work In Progress



General Pong Krell

This figure is completed.


http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/jedi-general-pong-krell-created-by.html
JEDI GENERAL PONG KRELL - COMPLETED




Trandoshan Hunters

Creating these guys is going to depend on how well Dad's molding and casting abilities progress this year.  Stay tuned.  More to follow.



Diva Shaliqua







Diva Shaliqua - COMPLETED



Clone Wars Boba Fett Season 4

This guy has been parted out and Dad has already started the head sculpt and the helmet creation.  We'd like to see this guy finished soon.



Kazdan Paratus


 This is another figure that is parted out.  We just found the mechanical arms we want to use. we only need to sculpt his backpack, attach the arms, and paint this guy up.



Ione Marcy

Since we have a Cassie Cryar that Peakob1 made for us, we thought it would only be fitting to create an Ione Marcy to go with her.  We just need to do the finishing touches on this one..


Ione Marcy - Work In Progress



Large Weequay Pirate

This guy is already parted out too. Hopefully Dad will start the sculpting on this one soon.  We can't wait to add him to Hondo's Pirate Gang.



http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/07/clone-wars-weequay-craggy-tooth-pirate.html
 WEEQUAY CRAGGY TOOTH PIRATE A - COMPLETED



Rumi Paramita

This is another action figure that has already been parted out and is only waiting for Dad to sculpt.  We ended up shopping this one out to Star Wars customizer Peakob1.




"RUMI PARAMITA"
created by Peakob1





Hope we can follow through on all these figures and that we can blow you away with our results when they are all wrapped up.











Monday, January 28, 2013

"Customs for the Kid" Joins Twitter

Not sure how many of our readers use Twitter, but we figured we'd start to post over there too for our users that do use the service.  Just click on the image below to go to our page and "Follow".





Sunday, January 27, 2013

TOGRUTA created by ELIAS

To create this figure, I just placed a Clone Wars Shaak Ti head on the body of a Legacy Leesub Sirln.  I painted the clothing on the torso black and the face to match the base figure's skin tone.  Everything else I kept the same.  Oh yeah, I also blackened out the ankle joints.




TOGRUTA
created by ELIAS
















My Togruta action figure was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.





Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BITH ENDOR REBEL SOLDIER created by Darth Daddy

After Dad finished making me an Ithorian Rebel Soldier, Dad wanted to create a few more alien Endor Rebel soldiers. Dad saw a cool dark skinned Bith action figure created a few years ago by Von Reinhardt Customs.  Ever since Dad saw the figure, he wanted to do a variation on the theme.  When Dad went to create a new Endor Rebel soldier, he felt the time had come to make one.  To make this figure, Dad used a Bith head cast that was created by Sithhappens, and placed it on a G.I. Joe Renegades Ripcord action figure.  Then Dad just repainted the figure.  

I really like what Dad has been making lately and I can't wait to see what he does next.




BITH ENDOR REBEL SOLDIER
created by Darth Daddy
























SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER



Dad's Bith Endor Rebel Soldier was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.