Thursday, June 26, 2014

DARTH DADDY'S CUSTOMIZING CORNER: SJEFKE OF YUZZUMS' CUSTOMS



Darth Daddy's Customizing Corner featured Star Wars customizer Sjefke of Yuzzums' Customs in the latest Customizing Corner over at The Star Wars Underworld.




A customizer does not need a large body of work to be a great customizer.  My two favorite customs produced this year were made by a relative newcomer to the Star Wars custom action figure community.  Jeff Thompson aka Sjefke of Yuzzums' Customs has created some superlative customs since he jumped onto the scene.  Sjefke ran right out of the gate making fully sculpted action figures with extremely complex builds that even the most experienced customizers would consider a challenge to reproduce.  His Cane Adiss action figure tied my Chukha Trok and Kaink action figures for the Grand Prize at Yakface.com's Yakfinities #50 and when you look at his figure it's easy to see why.  Sjefke has some serious talent.   Sjefke customizes with and for his kids, and there is no greater incentive to make something cool than being inspired by your own children.

His forum posts describe each build in great detail so if you think you'd ever want to try and rebuild what he has created, Sjefke provides a great step-by-step guide to help his readers along the way.

I'm a huge fan of his Wam "Blam" Lufba action figure.  It's by far, one of the best I ever saw.  I'd love to have one in my own collection one day.

I can't wait to see what he produces next.  I'm always eager to check out his thread whenever I see a new post.  He's definitely one of my favorite new customizers on the scene.  Be sure to keep an eye out.  We will be following his career with great interest!



Sjefke's Wam "Blam" Lufba on the left.  Movie still on the right.




Laudica




Astromech.




"Assassin" Aurra Sing



Super-articulated Ahsoka Tano in Scuba Gear




Bounty Hunter




Woklings.


Check out his figure thread on Imperial Shipyards:
http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8772.0



Sjefke on Pinterest:
http://www.pinterest.com/sjefke59/



Sjefke on Photobucket:
http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/sjefke59/profile/