Sunday, September 25, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 21



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 "Brain Invaders".





"SPACE BASE SETS" by Twelfth Parsec

TwelfthParsec is back with a new offering and it's the playset we've all been waiting for.  Hasbro stated that we weren't going to be getting it from them, but it's nice to know that there are some fans out there to give us what collectors really want.  The coolest thing about their latest creation is that it is modular. You can get the whole station or just buy the sections that you want.  You can buy all six sets separately or save $50 by getting them all at once!

You can use the coupon code THATSNOMOON to get 10% off this weekend so hurry up and place your orders today!


"SPACE BASE" 
created by Twelfth Parsec

Space Base Full Set - $165

 Space Base Command Room - $35

Space Base Detention Facility - $35 

 Space Base Elevator Hallway - $30

 Space Base Beam Room - $35

Space Base Meeting Room - $35 

Space Base Throne Room - $45




Expected Delivery: 
Late 4th Quarter 2016


Orders will be processed in the order they are recieved.

THE SOONER YOU ORDER THE SOONER YOUR SET SHIPS

Perfect Scale for 3 3/4" Figures


All 6 Space Base Sets Combined to Make The Ultimate Weapon
!!! Over a $50 Savings Than Buying Separate !!


INCLUDES:

1x Space Base Throne Area
1x Space Base Meeting Room
1x Space Base Control Room
1x Space Base Detention Facility
1x Space Base Elevator Hallway
1x Space Base Beam Room
1x Control Room Chair
1x Supplies Barrel
4x Meeting Chairs
1x Leader Chair
1x Meeting Table
3x Elevator Railings
1x Technicians Console
2x Throne Command Stations
1x Throne Chair
1x Beam Machine
1x Beam Machine Platform


!!!!! COLLECT THEM ALL TO BUILD THE FULL SIZE SPACE BASE !!!!




Monday, September 19, 2016

"THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK: A Fan's Journey" - Star Wars Documentary


Usually we only do posts relating to Star Wars custom action figures, but we enjoyed this film so much we had to give it a plug. This film was packed full of great commentary and information on what The Prequels were truly about. I grew up on the OTC and I never understood, or agreed with all the venomous hatred for the Prequel Trilogy. My sincere hope is that after viewing, George Lucas will be vindicated and receive the praise he has rightfully deserved. A must see for true Star Wars fans!



Sunday, September 18, 2016

GEONOSIAN QUEEN - "KARINA THE GREAT" created by Customs for the Kid

This character took over 24 hours to build and bring into toy form.  First we sculpted a skeleton of styrofoam, then covered it in air dry clay, sealed it in spackle before we sculpted in all the fine details and finally painted her in time for Episode 20 of "Customizing The Clone Wars".

Darth Daddy built the styrofoam skeleton and Elias helped him lay clay down on the frame and established the form.  Elias  then fabricated her necklace and tabard from ProCreate, and then Darth Daddy went back and sculpted in the fine details on those pieces after he sculpted out the crown. Then Elias painted the abdomen while Darth Daddy painted the thorax and the figure itself. Elias finished the paint on her necklace and tabard as Darth Daddy finished painting the crown.  The different stages of the build are all illustrated in the latest episode of "Customizing The Clone Wars."

Now we have a great display piece to go along with all of our Zombie Geonosian action figures!


GEONOSIAN QUEEN 
 "KARINA THE GREAT" 
created by Customs for the Kid








SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED





"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 20


Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & 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 "Weapons Factory" and "Legacy of Terror".



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FROM LEMON TO LEMONADE - THE BLACK SERIES 3.75" "ENDOR HAN SOLO"

We can't deny that when we first heard that Hasbro planned to release a repack of the Endor Han Solo in The Black Series Wal-mart exclusive line, a few unfavorable words might have been said in their direction.  Immediately, we thought the company was unloading all their warehouse overstock at an exorbitant cost to their consumers.  Now, while that certainly could still be the case in this instance, we did our best to take a bad situation and still make the most of it. Truth be told, using this action figure for customizing fodder helped us add a few characters to our collection that we had always really wanted and his release ended up becoming a blessing in disguise.

We used the camouflage jacket from Han Solo to make the jackets for both Atheloe and Ownellco. We shortened all the legs and arms of the figure to create the body for Rycar Ryjerd.  These were all much desired characters we wanted to add to our Mos Eisley Cantina display. 

We were even able to articulate our Force Awakens Han Solo action figure by using the arms and upper torso of the Endor figure.

All in all, we sheepishly admit that we are really happy this figure was released after all.  Without his release we would have missed out on four figures we have really grown to love seeing on our collection shelves.

Click on the pictures of the custom action figures below to learn more about each creation.










STAR WARS EPISODE IV:
A NEW HOPE

ATHELOE aka THE COLONEL

RYCAR RYJERD

OWNELLCO


STAR WARS EPISODE VII:
THE FORCE AWAKENS


Super-Articulated Han Solo


SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED


Sunday, September 11, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 19



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 "Landing at Point Rain".




Friday, September 9, 2016

NEW 3.75" DIORAMA PIECES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

A lot of really cool offerings have recently become available to enhance your Star Wars custom dioramas.  Companies like FigureWorks and Hole In The Ground Productions have been hard at work designing and producing some impressive items for your Return of the Jedi and A New Hope collection displays.



Rotisserie Accessory

First up from FigureWorks, is a Rotisserie accessory for your Jabba's palace diorama that is now ready for purchase in both 1:12 (6") and 1:18 (3.75") scale. Prices vary between painted and unpainted sets. The 1:18 scale will also have the option to be purchased as an assembly kit at a lower price. Refer to photos for reference.









PRICING:

1:12 SCALE
Painted - $50 shipped
Unpainted - $45 shipped

1:18 SCALE
Painted - $30 shipped
Unpainted - $25 shipped
Assembly Kit - $22 shipped

Note: FigureWorks asks that international orders cover the difference of cost for their shipping.








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Next, for your viewing pleasure, we have some new items from Hole In The Ground Productions. We have featured multiple items from this store in the past. We always look forward to their new offerings and their latest releases sure don't disappoint!




Archway

This archway matches the height of their other wall panels and 7.5" wide. It is 1/4" thick and not free standing.

$15




Starship Doorway

The Starship Doorway is the same width as the Starship (center column) wall. The doorway comes with decals.

The Starship door is made to fit on the doorway. It does not rest on the same level so it must be glued into place.

If you want to use the doorway at the end of a corridor, it would make the corridor narrow, so for a wider corridor, they have wall extensions.

$15 Doorway




$6 Starship Door



$5 Wall Extensions






Debris piece

This construct can be used for almost anything. (perhaps a stadium for a flea circus!) Unlike their other kits that are resin cast, this item includes two pieces of cut PVC tube and a series of precision cut interlocking plastic parts. The assembled part is 4.5" diameter and 1.5" tall.

$20





Thursday, September 8, 2016

CLONE WARS "MAUL SUPER COMMANDO" created by Darth Daddy

This action figure was created for an action figure swap with a friend that you all may know as Star Wars customizer TheRealMarch4th.  We already had a version of the character in our own collection that was created by Peak-OB1 Custom Creations.

The figure was mainly a repaint of the Clone Wars Death Watch action figure with an addition of horns and spikes fabricated from some old rubber Jedi robes that could absorb impact if the figure was ever dropped to keep the embellishments intact.

We really liked the way the figure came out!


"MAUL SUPER COMMANDO"
created by Darth Daddy









SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE







Sunday, September 4, 2016

3-D PRINTED STAR WARS TOYS with DARTH DADDY & THANK THE MAKER



Darth Daddy & Thank The Maker discuss 3-D printed Star Wars custom action figures, dioramas, and vehicles.  We cover what tools you need, potential costs, design timeframes, adding articulation, troubleshooting and more.




SHOW NOTES:

Flashforge 3-D Printers:
http://www.flashforge-usa.com


Caliper


123D Design Software:





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