Sunday, May 31, 2015

DARTH DADDY's CUSTOMIZING CORNER: LORD SIXTH CUSTOMS



David Rodriguez, aka Lord Sixth Customs is a Spaniard who has been living in England for almost 4 years now. He has been collecting figures for more than 15 years (mainly Hasbro, Kotobukiya and Sideshow). He always loved people's customs and thought that he would never have the skills to make his own. His first crack at customizing started almost two years ago; as a fan of the Boba Fett from the "Holiday Special", Lord Sixth Customs thought that it would be a cool idea to paint the version from Kotobukiya in tenth scale. The final result was good, but not as good as he had hoped. From that moment, he kept painting different figures, and working with different scales, doing good and bad things, learning from the mistakes, and little by little improving his skills. He's very humble, and he'll still tell you he is a rookie, but anyone who sees his work knows that he has some serious talent. He have been posting my work as "coleccionismosw" on the Sideshowcollectors forums, but it was an improvised name that he never liked, so in order to create something a bit more original he created the "Lord Sixth" moniker with the "Sixth" to represent the scale he works in. Definitely check out the links because this artist has a large body of work to explore.  Most of his customs were still in Spain and he didn't have the ability to photograph them for this feature but plenty more photos exist in the provided links.  Enjoy!



















You can see Lord Sixth Customs on display at Sideshowcollectors:

Lord Sixth Customs Facebook page:


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CUSTOMS FOR THE KID FEATURED ON THE ALBUM ART OF HIGH ADVENTURE's LATEST FULL LENGTH RELEASE "HIGH FIVE"

Action figures and album photo by Customs for the Kid


High Adventure is a Fan-Rock band, based out of Connecticut. Since 2008, "Hi-Ad" has gathered a worldwide following of fanboys and fangirls with their passionate music about comic books, movies, video games, loving life and fandom. The band has been featured on NPR, "The Force-Cast," "RebelForce Radio," "The Indy-Cast," "The Mac-Cast," "Fanboy's Guide To The Galaxy," "The Star Wars Report," "The Star Wars Talk Show," "TechnoRetro Dads" and have played such high profile shows as New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, ComiCONN, Rhode Island Comic Con and Boston Super Mega Fest!  High Adventure's music has also been featured in the soundtrack to the Star Wars documentary The Force Within Us.

High Adventure is teaming up with PledgeMusic to make their fifth album entitled “High Five”. It will be the first album to feature the entire 8-piece band together in the studio. All 14 songs are written and demoed and ready to record. All they need is you! High Adventure has tons of cool exclusives and incentives that you can pledge on, so check it out, watch the video, and pledge your support. They can’t wait to share their amazing new music! 

Customs for the Kid is really honored to have been asked to contribute to the album art for the latest offering from High Adventure. Lead singer Glen Nelson just told us the characters he wanted photographed together making a "high five" pose and Customs for the Kid set up the shots.  Customs for the Kid is even offering an incentive to help fund High Adventure's campaign.  You'll even get a tour of the Customs for the Kid collection.








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Yakface.com prepares for the next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge



Yakface.com's current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge goes through June 30, but it’s time to start thinking about ideas for the next one, which kicks off in July! After over 50 of these customizing events, they could always use some help with some fresh ideas. Be sure to share your suggestions in their comments section or in the forums!


IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS LAUNCHES THEIR LATEST CUSTOM CHALLENGE



This time out you have your choice between two themes: create yourself as a Star Wars Custom Figure or scratch build a Star Wars Vehicle. The particulars you can find here. Special thanks goes to TS Hobbies who has been kind enough to donate the prizes for this one. Get to building!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rykrof Enloe Returns in Catastrophe



Chewie's adventures of Rykrof Enloe returns to the Yakface Forums, as the former Clone Wars hero finds himself mixed up in his first major battle of the Galactic Civil War. Head on over to the Yakface forums for the full chapter; The 8th Trial: Catastrophe after the jump!



Sunday, May 17, 2015

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #41: Boutros77 - Ben's House & Yoda's Hut

Early in the week, I found some really beautiful Star Wars dioramas up for auction on eBay.  When Elias saw them he asked me to bid on them for him and he would reimburse me with the money he had been saving from some commissions that he did.  When he won both auctions, he screamed praises to the gods above for his victory.  Quite excessively and at great length to my surprise. A low bellow from deep within.  

After winning the auction, I inquired and asked the seller who the artist was that made these incredible dioramas for 3 3/4" action figures.  I was informed that they were created by artist Carl BouMansour who goes by the handle of Boutros77.  His talent has caught the eye of Star Wars blogger/historian Tim Veekhoven who tweeted the artist's work and Boutros77 has even been interviewed by From 4-LOM to Zuckuss.com.  

His Cantina and Jabba's Palace dioramas have gotten some serious attention too. I advise checking out his Flickr page.  Drool worthy!



"Ben's House"
created by Boutros77



























"Yoda's Hutt"
created by Boutros77


























Flickr Page:


Sunday, May 10, 2015

"POWER DROID" created by Darth Daddy

Dad repainted the 2012 Droid Set Vintage Collection GNK Droid with a paint application that was inspired by the 1978 Power Droid from the Vintage Star Wars collection.  The sculpts on the figures were completely different, so Dad just tried to repaint the more modern figure with the old blue/orange paint scheme from the earlier figure.  I really liked how Dad's figure came out!

Notable power droid models included the EG-6 power droid produced by Veril Line Systems, the EG-4 found in Echo Base on Hoth, and the GNK power droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton.    


"POWER DROID" 
created by Darth Daddy













 Repainted figure next to the figure that was used for inspiration.




 Repainted figure next to the base figure.









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