Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Harry Flügge of StarconstruX Customs" added to Customs I Wish I Owned





Lately Facebook has been a great place for us to find Star Wars customizers.  Our latest customizer, Harry Flügge of StarconstruX Customs has been posting some spectacular eye candy lately and we just had to share his latest offerings with all of you.  This customizer from Germany has an OTC focus specializing in Dad's favorite Star Wars scenes...the Cantina and Jabba's Palace.  Harry has been doing his best to fill in all of the unreleased background characters, as well as modifying existing figures to create an incredibly awesone custom collection.  Hope you all enjoy his work as much as we do.  Be sure to click the links at the bottom to see more from this amazing artist!



Harry Flügge of StarconstruX Customs










Check out more of Harry Flügge's Star Wars custom action figures on his Facebook page.


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Chachi De Maal" created by Darth Daddy

Chachi De Maal was a female Duros who, like most of her species, was a pilot and starship engineer. She often worked for the Corporate Sector Authority and trained other pilots for deep space missions. Chachi was native to Jivv Space City, a large orbiting metropolis on Duro, but eventually left to start up business on Tatooine with her husband, Ohwun De Maal. Together, the two owned several docking bays in Mos Eisley, including Docking Bay 27, 43, 67, 71, 86, and 94. They also owned the droid WED-9-M1. In the two Duros line of work, shady characters were constantly renting our their ship storage facilities, they were known to use several well-known aliases. Among Chachi's aliases were Baniss Keeg and Probos. Chachi and her husband were present in Chalmun's Cantina during the fateful encounter of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. It just so happened that Solo had been storing his ship, the Millennium Falcon in their Docking Bay 94. When Solo and his cargo blasted out of the docking bay to escape the Galactic Empire, they forgot to pay their bill, irritating Owhun and his wife and souring their previously friendly relationship with Jabba Desilijic Tiure

Dad modified the head of a Ellorrs Madak action figure so it fit snugly into the Legacy Ben Kenobi torso that Dad attached to the lower half of a Pons Limbic (Braniac) action figure.  The soft goods were from the Jedi robe of Fi-Ek Serch glued the lower half of the Ben Kenobi.  Dad got the recipe from Peakob1Peakob1 put way more paintwork into his Bannis Keeg and the figure is a must see.  Just beautiful. Dad took some shortcuts with his, but managed to make it so the figure still fit in well when displayed with my other Cantina figures.



"Chachi De Maal aka Baniss Keeg"
created by Darth Daddy























SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE


 Chachi De Maal with her husband, Ohwun De Maal aka Ellorrs Madak.








 That's three Cantina figures in a row.  We'd love to see Hasbro release a Vintage 3-pack of these guys.





Chachi De Maal as she was portrayed in Star Wars IV: A New Hope.




Dad's Chachi De Maal was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.



Our Cantina Aliens were in Yakface.com's Customozer Spotlight!






Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LIRIN CAR'N created by Customs for the Kid

Lirin Car'n was a Bith musician and professional kloo horn player for the popular Jizz band known as Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes. Along with his band mates, Lirin was a registered member of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians (IFM) in good standing. Like many Bith, Lirin possessed a highly evolved brain, which allowed him a special acuity when it came to analyzing and relating to music. As such, his talents helped to greatly enhance the quality and popularity of the Modal Nodes' music. Lirin wasn’t always a musician. Prior to taking up the kloo horn, he worked as a mercenary and was a close associate of the Abyssin known as Myo. In between jobs however, Lirin would find time to perform as a backup player for the Modal Nodes. Lirin Car'n  was present at the eponymous Chalmun's cantina the night when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi entered the cantina seeking a pilot willing to ferry them to the Alderaan system. 

This figure was  a team effort.  I did the build using a recipe given to me by Star Wars customizer Peakob1. I used a Pons Limbic (Brainiac) torso, legs, and upper arms with the forearms of a Vintage Qinlan Vos, and the head of a POTF Cantina band mail away action figure we had in our fodder.  Dad cleaned up all the joints for painting and hard sculpted the torso with a Dremel.  Then it was my turn again and I primed the entire figure with black paint.  After the figure dried, I drybrushed the entire figure.  To finish the figure, Dad painted washes on the head and painted a gloss sealer on the eyes.  I'm trying my best to fill out my Cantina diorama.




Lirin Car'n 
created by Darth Daddy & Elias 
aka Customs for the Kid








 










SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE



Lirin Car'n in Star Wars: A New Hope 







Work In Progress
PICTURES











 I'm hoping to have another cantina character on the way to add to these last two I just finished.





Our custom action figure of Lirin Car'n was featured on Imperial Shipyards.



Our Cantina Aliens were in Yakface.com's Customozer Spotlight!