Monday, June 30, 2014

CLONE WARS "CAPTAIN TYPHO" by ELIAS

This was a quick action figure Elias made after he saw it made by Star Wars customizer Peakob1.  He realized we had all the parts he needed and decided to make one himself.  He just used the head and helmet of an AOTC Captian Typho with the Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker that came with the mini-rig Naboo Fighter to create Captain Typho in Clone Wars form.  It was a quick and easy figure that took less than an hour to create.


CLONE WARS "CAPTAIN TYPHO"
created by Elias


















SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


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





CLONE WARS "CAPTAIN TYPHO"
created by Peakob1







Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yakfinities #52 Winding Down



The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge runs through July 31 – have you gotten your entry in yet? If not, head to the forums to submit your custom before it’s too late, or check out the latest entries by clicking here.


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/



Friday, June 20, 2014

CLONE WARS "R5-P8" created by Darth Daddy

Because I invested so much time and money into building Elias' Hondo Ohnaka gang, I decided to take my old Vintage style R5-P8 and give him a Clone Wars astromech body to fit the pirate collection better.

I used the 2010 Clone Wars R4-P17 action figure as the base.  I just cracked the R4-P17's head off with a screwdriver.  I then cut off the inner workings of one of my blue B.A.D. astromechs that we had several of and glued it to the base of the Clone Wars astromech body.  This made the head interchangeable between the Vintage body that I already had, as well as for my new incarnation of R5-P8, who is definitely one of my favorite droids of all-time.   I only used a black wash and some cinnamon to weather him up. 



CLONE WARS "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy




R5-P8 was an R5-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton. It served as an assassin droid of Hondo Ohnaka's pirate gang during the Clone Wars. It had a blaster pistol fixed on its head, so it could serve both repairs and security purposes.


This droid appeared in Season 1 of the Clone Wars, "The Gungan General" episode.  I created him by repainting the Vintage R5-D4 action figure. As soon as the figure came out, I knew I wanted to try and make this droid even though there were rumors circulating that he may find his way to a proper release by Hasbro down the road. We now know my time was not wasted because Hasbro discontinued the Clone Wars line.  I used the gun from the Toys R' Us Nikto Guard and modified it by cutting pieces off some guns in our fodder bin. Nothing too crazy was done to make this one. What you see is what you get.



CLONE WARS "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy















R5-P8 was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.





VINTAGE "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy











Before and after.




R5-P8 was featured in Yakface's Mega Spotlight.


R5-P8 was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.






I can't wait to take another group shot with my Clone Wars version of R5-P8 along with a few more pirates and a spaceship we haven't revealed yet.