Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GLORBES added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"





Glorbes has been customizing for just under ten years, but he can remember fashioning crude representations of Star Trek and Star Wars subjects from cardboard as a child in the 80s.  The idea of modifying existing figures never occurred to Glorbes until he stumbled upon several online customzing sites, and was primarily spurred on by the works of Iron Cow and Doubledealer, who specialized in super hero customs in 6” scale.  Over time, Glorbes began experimenting with several methods, and eventually embraced mixed media, combining sculpting compounds, plumber’s epoxy, fabric, and leather.  He eventually developed a signature style that evoked elements of old sci-fi and horror movies, lurid pulp fiction covers, and ‘diesel punk’ aesthetic, giving classic character designs a bizarre, but familiar twist. 

By 2007, Glorbes began making vehicles for 6” scale figures, starting with a Flash Gordon rocket composed of large juice bottles.  This transitioned into some crude styrene creations, and then things went crazy from there.  While action figures are what got him into customizing (and he still makes them!), creating custom vehicles and props from scratch has developed into his passion.  Having kids has also emphasized the importance of creating quick, cheap, and sturdy builds that look good and can be played with, which has led Glorbes to trying his hand at using various types of cardboard as a medium.  His cardboard Star Destroyer and Jabba's Sail Barge are two must see builds.  He now builds most of his stuff with his kids in mind, which has made his projects even more fun.




Glorbes










You can find more of Glorbes work at his blog:




 

Monday, December 30, 2013

CAFN: EPISODE 64 - HOLIDAY SPECIAL




CAFN has been trying since last year to get their families on to give you their viewpoint on Lucasclone's customizing and Tamer's collecting through a Q & A Session with their significant others. CAFN wants to personally thank Lucasclones' wife Amanda and his daughter Emma along with Tamer's wife Laurie and daughter Evie as they let their family give their audience the full uncensored scoop when it comes to dealing with collectors and customizers. CAFN also got to talk about "Whats On The Pegs" and previewed their "Top Five Toys of the Year".




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






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"Tawss Khaa" created by Elias

While Dad was working on making me a Mosep Binneed action figure, I was hard at work making myself a Tawss Khaa.  Truth be told, I think I made the better of the two figures.  I just like my paint application more.  I also made my action figure with a head cast from Star Wars customizer I-AM-BOBA-FETT.   I made sure I got him done in time to enter him into Yakfinities #50 before the December 31st deadline.

"Tawss Khaa"
created by Elias











SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


These are the seven custom Cantina aliens that we made in 2013.





My Tawss Khaa was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.




Be sure to enter your own custom to Yakfinities #50.









Sunday, December 29, 2013

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT: HOLIDAY UPDATE - Peakob1, Marcus Starkiller, Wraithnine Customs, Mastercloner & Hunter Knight Customs

So I promised some close-up pictures of the Star Wars custom action figures that were under my tree this year.  All these artists are already featured on our Customizer Spotlight archive page.  So if you'd like to learn more about the artists being featured in this post, that's where to look.  We'll at least give you links for the artists here so you can explore more of their work if you'd like.  This is an awesome group of Star Wars custom action figures made by an amazing group of artists.  I hope you enjoy the latest additions to my collection this holiday season. 



"Derrown"
created by Peakob1





















"Droogan"
created by Peakob1

















"BANNAMU"
created by Peakob1









"Suu Lawquane"
created by Peakob1

A few years ago I featured a Cut Lawquane custom action figure created by Peakob1. The character was always our favorite clone trooper from the Clone Wars series.  When Peakob1 recently made a Suu Lawquane custom action figure, I knew I wanted to add it to my collection.




"REPROGRAMMED BATTLE DROID"
created by Peakob1





"MANDALORIAN SUPER COMMANDO"
created by Peakob1













"WAC-47"
created by Peakob1










I have two more figures made by Peakob1 that I will be adding tomorrow when I have a chance to photograph them.  We photographed as much as we could before we had to leave to visit family this weekend. 



Peakob1 on Facebook:

Peakob1 on Yakface.com:
http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5631

Peakob1 on Droids & Ewoks:
http://droidsandewoks.forumotion.com/customs-and-art-f13/

Peakob1 on Jedi Defender:
http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=20796.0

To go to the ebay page of Peakob1 click below:
http://myworld.ebay.com/peakob1/?_trksid=p4340.l2559




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"CLONE COMMS OFFICER"
created by WRAITHNINE





Wraithnine Customs on Facebook:

You can see more custom action figures from Wraithnine here on Imperial Shipyards:


Wraithnine has a channel on Youtube under the name of Rasputin37 that you can find here:


He posts as Wraithnine on Rebelscum.com here:




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 "NIKTO REBEL GENERAL"
created by MARCUS STARKILLER





"JEDI"
created by Marcus Starkiller






"ROCKET BATTLE DROID"
created by MARCUS STARKILLER







 "CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DROID"
created by MARCUS STARKILLER





To see more action figures created by Marcus Starkiller click here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v319/MarcusStarkiller/Custom%20figures/




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"ADMIRAL TRENCH"
created by MASTERCLONER















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"EMPEROR ROAN FEL"
created by Hunter Knight Customs













Hunter Knight Customs on YouTube

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