Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DARTH DADDY's CUSTOMIZING CORNER: MR. BLACK' s CUSTOMS aka INCOM

Darth Daddy's Customizing Corner featured Star Wars artist Mr. Black's Customs aka Incom in the latest Customizing Corner over at The Star Wars Underworld.

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When Mr. Black's Customs aka Incom isn't working in business services, this customizer hailing from Hengelo, Netherlands is busy making some of the sweetest customs you'll ever come across.

His "Weequay Swoop Bike Racer" is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars customs. When we saw that he was offering it for sale on Action Figure Customs Marketplace, I bought it right away for my son's birthday. The bike and figure are just pure eye candy, from the detailed paint work to the super cool Aurebesh water slide decals. We just love it here at home and it is definitely one the signature pieces is in our Star Wars custom action figure collection. We had always wanted a Star Wars custom action figure from this artist, but we never thought in a million years that our favorite piece of his would one day end up in the collection.

Incom borrowed his moniker from the Incom Corporation who were renowned for their production of the T-65 X-wing starfighter, a key tool and symbol of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.  When Incom began to create action figures that weren't just Star Wars related, he dropped the name with the Star Wars roots and started going by Mr. Black's Customs.  

Last year I was asked by Mr. Black's Customs to create him a Chukha Trok and a Kaink from the Star Wars Ewok Caravan of Courage TV special from my childhood.   I was always a huge fan of Mr. Black's work and was honored by the offer and terrified at the same time.  I always considered his work as one of my key influences as I developed as a customizer myself.  I was so intimidated that it took me about a year to finish them.  I felt awful that I had procrastinated so long.  I felt a lot better when the Ewoks I sent him tied for the Grand Prize in the Yakfinities #50 custom action figure contest over at Yakface.com.  I was really happy when the Ewoks I made ended up being a worthy gift for a more than worthy customizer!