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Monday, August 29, 2022

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #59: "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" action figures created by TwoMirrorsTreasures

Nine years ago Dad made a Kaink and Chukha Trok for a fellow customizer and about seven years ago we made some additional "Ewok: The Battle for Endor" action figures for a family member. First we made a Cindel Towani and Noa Briqualon. The following year we made him a Charal

Ever since the figures were completed we have wanted to add a set of these characters to the collection for ourselves. Recently, Dad came across some custom models on Etsy from seller Two Mirror Treasures of Prague from the Czech Republic. The painted models were very reasonably priced and Dad grabbed them to fill out our Endor Ewok Village display. After opening our shipment, we took some photos of our new figures and quickly added them to our shelves. Unfortunately, these models lack any articulation but they do fit within the 3.75" scale. Don't let the lack of articulation deter you from buying these though because the sculpts and paintwork are just wonderful.

Two Mirror Treasures recently started to offer an articulated King Terak so keep an eye out for him in his store.



CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #59:
"Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" action figures
created by Two Mirrors Treasures

King Terak & Charal


King Terak


Turok Woodland Creature


King Terak & Turok Woodland Creature


Kaink, Cindel Towani, Chukha Trok, Shodu & Woklings


Cindel Towani


Kaink


Chukha Trok


Shodu & Woklings


Kaink, Chukha Trok, Shodu & Woklings



Two Mirrors Treasures

Saturday, August 6, 2022

TVC "MUDTROOPER' custom action figure inspired by Bossk's Bounty and kitbashed by Darth Daddy

This was a custom that only takes minutes to make if you have the right parts on hand. The hardest figure to acquire would be the Han Solo Mudtrooper figure from the exclusive Target multipack from a few years back. We had two on hand and we don't need two 5poa Han Solo action figures so I borrowed the head, mask, cape and weapon from the multi-pack figure and added them to the body of TVC Miggs Mayfeld action figure being sure to borrow the the neck peg from Mayeld's head before inserting it into Han's headsocket. I then glued the ends of the hoses I cut free from the original figure into the already present suggestive circular ports at the top of the back of the Miggs body. After that I cut off the capes long peg like inserts and lined up the cape's edges using krazy glue to hold it them in place.

Last, I used a hand drill at the bottom of the volcano like hole to sink the neck socket a little deeper so the head sits closer to the shoulders. A really easy five minute custom. It actually took me longer to take the pictures and write this post than it took me to make the figure.


TVC "MUDTROOPER"
custom action figure
kitbashed by Darth Daddy






TVC "MUDTROOPER"
custom action figure
painted by Elias














SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER






INSPIRED BY


Saturday, July 30, 2022

3.75" "STAR WARS REBELS (SEASON 3 & 4)" KANAN JARRUS custom action figure created by Customs for the Kid

To celebrate 12 years of blogging, Darth Daddy picked up the sculpting tools and started a new figure after 2 years away from the hobby. Dad announced his retirement from the blog on our 10-year anniversary just before he had surgery performed on both of his eyes to treat a rare degenerative eye condition he developed. The surgery was successful but it took about a full year for his eyes to heal post surgery. 

While Dad definitely expressed that he missed making custom figures, he spent the year after his recovery searching for a different job to facilitate some big changes he had been hoping to make. Well,  Dad landed a more than satisfactory upgrade to his former employment and spent a little free time returning to one of his favorite pastimes.

Dad thought that making a 1/18 scale "Star Wars Rebels" Kanan Jarrus from Season 3 and 4 would be a fitting project to take on for our 12-year anniversary celebration. To make Kanan, Dad used TVC Young Han Solo from the "Solo: A Star Wars Story" film as his base for the figure. He removed the figures jacket, sanded down the original figure with a Dremel and then re-sculpted the figure to look like Kanan. I helped Dad a bit with the shoulder pads when his new job became a bit too time consuming. After the sculpt was completed, Dad laid down the first few coats of paint onto the figure and then I finished the figure up by doing all the fine detail paintwork so we could reach our anniversary deadline. It was really nice to work on a custom figure together again.

It is important to mention that we used three Kanan Jarrus heads produced by Watto's Scrapyard for our figure both to feature all Kanan's different looks over the course of the last two seasons of the show, and well, to save on time. All three heads painted up beautifully and definitely helped us finish the project faster than if we had to sculpt all three heads from scratch. 

We love the final result and I am really excited to have a little help with the blog again now that Dad can make the occasional custom figure here and there. 

We're curious to hear what you'd like to see Dad make as far as future projects go. Any requests? 



"STAR WARS REBELS"
(SEASON 3 & 4)
KANAN JARRUS
created by Customs for the Kid

































SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED


CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR OLDER
"STAR WARS REBELS"
CUSTOM FIGURES


HERA SYNDULLA

Season One - Sabine Wren

Season Two - Sabine Wren

Season Three - Sabine Wren

Ursa Wren

GREGOR

QUARRIE

SEASON 3 - EZRA BRIDGER

Chopper in Imperial Disguise

AP-5


MORAI

Grand Admiral Thrawn-
Imperial Officer Battle Armor

GOVERNOR PRYCE

HONDO OHNAKA

Azmorigan

Cikatro Vizago's Droid

Battle Damaged Darth Vader

Obi-Wan Kenobi

"IMPERIAL PROPAGANDA-REBEL GRAFFITI" DIORAMA

LOTH-WOLF














12 YEARS of CUSTOMS
by "CUSTOMS FOR THE KID"