Tuesday, August 30, 2016

STAN ADDED TO "CUSTOMS I WISH I OWNED"




Stan has done something that we have been wanting to accomplish for a long time, fill in a Mos Eisley Cantina and Jabba Palace display with many of the unreleased characters that were never turned into action figures. He even took some of the characters that had been released and improved upon them by adding articulation and more screen accuracy.  We have been slowing adding some of these figures to our collection and hope to fill in our shelves as well as Stan has with his collection.

We had the pleasure of becoming friends with this Star Wars custom action figure artist earlier this year and we are really impressed with his creations. Recently, he started making some head casts of some of his original sculpts and sent some samples to some of us in the customizing community.  We were big fans of the Tzizvvt and Atheloe head sculpts that we received, and we highly recommend following this artist's work as he continues to create his noteworthy contributions!


STAN




Sunday, August 28, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 18



Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" continue breaking down Season 2 of The Clone Wars TV series as they showcase Clone Wars custom action figures from the episode "Senate Spy".





Sunday, August 21, 2016

"JABBA's MERCENARY PILOT" created by Darth Daddy

This unidentified Human male was employed by Jabba the Hutt. He was a guard on the second skiff during the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon in 4 ABY, where he was kicked by Luke Skywalker into the Sarlacc and fell to his death. This guard wore a tan outfit, black helmet and carried a DL-18 Blaster Pistol.

The action figure was produced with the head and body of the Hoth 3-pack AT-ST Driver and the helmet and harness of a G.I. Joe Retaliation Cobra Trooper action figure.  A few modifications were made to the harness and the helmet to improve screen accuracy.



"JABBA's MERCENARY PILOT" 
created by Darth Daddy










SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE



Saturday, August 20, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 17



Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" continue breaking down Season 2 of The Clone Wars TV series as they showcase Clone Wars custom action figures from "Cargo of Doom" & "Children of the Force".




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"VUL TAZAENE" created by Darth Daddy

This action figure was a project that was inspired by Star Wars action figure customizer, Jabbapalacespy over in the Rebelscum customizing forum. I copied his recipe with just a small modification using the Vintage Weequay Skiff Master body, the forearms of a Comic Pack Luke Skywalker and the head of Sephjet Josall from the Target Geonosis 2-pack. Jabbapalacespy used the forearms of a Comic Pack Talon Karrde. I lengthened the sleeves with some Green Stuff and painted the sculpt black and added a glossy coat of paint to the tunic. It was nice to add another Jabba character to our display!

Vul Tazaene was a male Kiffar security officer from the planet Kiffex. By 4 ABY, he was looking for a pair of identical twin con artists called the Tonnika sisters. He had also fallen in love with one of them, though he was not sure if it was Brea or Senni Tonnika. That year, Tazaene was present in the crime lord Jabba the Hutt's palace on the planet Tatooine when Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker arrived in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo. Tazaene also accompanied the Hutt to his luxury sail barge, the Khetanna, when Skywalker and Solo were taken to be executed at the Great Pit of Carkoon. The captives fought back, however, and the sail barge was ultimately destroyed.



"VUL TAZAENE"
created by Darth Daddy











SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED



'CUSTOMS FOR THE KID" BLOG - TAKE A TOUR OF OUR BLOG




Sunday, August 14, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 16



Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" kick off Season Two of The Clone Wars and bring you several cool custom action figures from the Season Two premiere "Holocron Heist".





"CAD BANE - JEDI DISGUISE"
created by Darth Daddy









Thursday, August 11, 2016

The "Customs for the Kid" Google+ Page Cleared One Million Views!


While Darth Daddy's Google+ page is nearing 10 Million views, the Customs for the Kid Google+ page just reached a milestone by receiving 1 million visits!  We can't thank you all enough for the support! If you haven't already, become a follower and join in on all the Star Wars custom action figure fun!



HEMBLE CREATIONS TUTORIAL SERIES




For those of you who ever wondered about the customizing process of Hemble Creations, the talented artist has been doing some wonderful tutorials on his YouTube channel.  Hemble Creations is one of the best known Star Wars customizers in the community and getting to learn from one of the masters is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.  The information he shares with his audience is invaluable for beginner and advanced customizers alike.  Customs for the Kid recently added some tutorial playlists to our YouTube page for Star Wars customizing enthusiasts who wish to absorb some of the priceless knowledge that is shared.





Watch his videos at the link below:




Saturday, August 6, 2016

CLONE WARS "DARTH SIDIOUS" created by Darth Daddy

This is a custom Clone Wars action figure that was inspired by TheRealMarch4th.  A few months ago I sent him a Clone Wars headcast of Palpatine that I produced and we were really floored by how he decided to use it.  He took the Darth Sidious from the Yoda 2-pack, replaced the face of the figure  with my headcast and then sculpted the hood down over the eyes.  He then took a soft goods skirt to cover those ugly Hasbro legs to finish the figure.  What an awesome idea!

On my custom figure I took what TheRealMarch4th did one step further. I borrowed elements from his recipe, and just added more articulation to the figure.  I cut everything off below his black frock (the legs and forearms) and added in articulated replacement parts. I borrowed the legs and upper torso from a Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi that I bought in bulk on eBay, and swiped the forearms and brown skirt of the Vintage Darth Sidious figure for my new incarnation of Sidious. By adding these new elements, the figure now would sport ball jointed elbows, swivel wrists, a swivel waist, swivel hips, and ball jointed knees. Before completely assembling the figure, I dyed the skirt from the Vintage figure and used some black soft goods from a Darth Maul figure to create the two layers of fabric in his skirt.  Yesterday, I told TheRealMarch4th about the improvements that I made to my Sidious, and he liked them so much he made the same adjustments to his own figure after we spoke.

Any Star Wars fan who watched The Clone Wars episode "Lawless" knows that this version of Darth Sidious needed to be made!


CLONE WARS 
"DARTH SIDIOUS" 
created by Darth Daddy




















 SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED



Inspired by "Darth Sidious" created by TheRealMarch4th



Base figure used for Darth Sidious.









Thursday, August 4, 2016

CANTINA_SCUM ADDED TO "CUSTOMS I WISH I OWNED"


Lately, there are a large number of Star Wars custom action figure artists displaying their work on Instagram, and there is where I found the latest artist to be added to our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page, CANTINA_SCUM.  The artist's customs remind me of figures I used to see in the Yakface Forums when I first started customizing myself, back when there were an abundance of super-articulated figures on shelves and a plethora of parts to choose from.  Fan fiction customs were everywhere to be found in those times and new creative creations could be found around every corner.  Then the 5poa figures started to dominate the collection and well, beautiful figures like CANTINA_SCUM's started to disappear and weren't as prominent as they once were.  His builds totally tap into some nostalgia for the good ole' days here at home reminding us of artists like Chewie, Incom aka Mr. Black's Customs and Dan of the Dead.  We really are excited to see more customs from this artist in the years to come.


CANTINA_SCUM