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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

OUR "MAY THE 4TH" MANDO!

We have been a bit overwhelmed with work over here at Customs for the Kid. Unfortunately we didn't get to go all out for the 4th, but life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. 

Let it be said that doesn't mean we are going to leave you hanging either though. This is just a quick project that you could all likely recreate at home with just a few items that can be grabbed online and a few hours of work. In the hyperlinks are just a few customization items that can be used to recreate the Din Djarin we did here today. These same offerings could even be applied to another project completely. This is the way! Or May?!

A lot of collectors have complained about the end of vac metallization in action figure production. Even more so now that Din Djarin has been introduced to the Star Wars galaxy. One solution we have been using at home has been chroming out the desired parts of our figures with the Molotow Chrome Markers we purchased while browsing the web for art supplies. We get the markers in a variety of sizes to meet all our needs.

The Beskar pauldron Mando wears on his shoulder we picked up from Audes_Workshop on eBay. It was part of a full armor kit he was selling at the time.  I dremelled the existing pauldron and simply glued on the replacement.  Once it was in place I applied the chrome in a single coat.  To unify the color pallet, I applied a coat of Molotow to the helmet as well.

The last piece that we added to the figure is an alternate wired soft goods cape that we also purchased on eBay. It works really well for action poses. We bought it so long ago we couldn't find the name of the seller, but we found one that is active currently found here at the top of this paragraph.

Our new custom looked great posed with the blurrgs and heavy machine cannon we purchased from Uzay Customs!



DIN DJARIN
"THE BOUNTY - CHROME EDITION"













BEFORE & AFTER










Saturday, April 23, 2022

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT "KRRSANTAN" created by Elias

Krrsantan, also known as Black Krrsantan, and nicknamed "Santy," "BK," and "Black K" by Doctor Aphra and "Santo" by Garsa Fwip and Boba Fett, was a male Wookiee bounty hunter whose career spanned from during the rule of the Galactic Empire into the era of the New Republic. Originally escaping his homeworld Kashyyyk and trained by the infamous Xonti Brothers as a gladiator, Krrsantan later became a ferocious bounty hunter. He was regularly hired by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt and at one point fought Obi-Wan Kenobi, receiving a scar from the Jedi Master's lightsaber. During the Galactic Civil War, Darth Vader hired Krrsantan to track down and capture an agent of the Emperor.

Following the death of Jabba and the end of the war, Krrsantan was employed by that late Hutt's cousins, brother and sister crime lords known as the Twins. Their cousin's criminal empire had been taken over by the former bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Hutts sought Krrsantan's services in wresting control away from the self-appointed Daimyo. Krrsantan attempted to assassinate Fett, but was captured by his forces. Shortly after, the Twins promised to leave Tatooine, and Krrsantan was eventually employed by Boba Fett. As part of Fett's forces, he participated in a battle against the Pyke Syndicate, which resulted in the Fett gotra's victory.

All it took to create this action figure was the body of a 3.75" scale Black Series Merumeru action figure, a headsculpt and armor kit designed by SKYLU3D, and blaster rifle sold by Outer Rim Traders. First I cleaned out the joints on the Merumeru to eliminate paint rub, then I based the figure out in black and dry brushed in some highlights. After I primed the accessories in brown paint and dry brushed in the gold, and followed that up with a wash. Once the accessories were fully painted and weathered, I called the Krrsantan action figure complete!
 
Highly recommend picking up these parts from Outer Rim Traders if you are an impatient for a release from Hasbro!



"THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT"
KRRSANTAN
created by Elias




















KIT COMPONENTS CAN BE PURCHASED AT


Friday, April 22, 2022

IG-11 "NANNY DROID BAG" created by Elias

This is a much needed accessory for our IG-11 droid from TVC. We are shocked he has not been released with a speeder bike to compliment the Nevarro Playset. All it took to expand the playability of the figure was a little sculpt work with some ProCreate and some minor paintwork. 

Once completed, we molded the result, and then donated the mold. For those who can't wait, or are afraid that like the Blurrg it will never see the light of day, the opportunity to grab one is an option for you. Rebel Kid Creations is offering casts both painted and unpainted. Grab them while they are still available.


IG-11 "NURSE DROID BAG"
created by Elias
























PURCHASE HERE


Friday, April 1, 2022

"THE PHANTOM MENACE" ROLO DROID painted by Elias

The Recon-PK series droids, colloquially known as rolo-droids or R-PKs, were an intelligence-gathering droid series developed by Naftrat Odarr of Cybot Galactica. A modified version of the standard PK-series worker droid, the Recon-PK had its locomotion altered, replacing the original's bipedal format with a single wheel. Also modified was the makeup of the droid's cranial unit, which was packed full of audio/visual sensor equipment.

The Recon-PK soon became popular amongst operatives and mercenaries. Eventually, a batch of the droids was shipped to the planet Tatooine, where they were used by the various Hutt crime lords residing there. The Hutts used them to monitor their slaves, helping to prevent any attempts at escape. The tables were, in time, turned on the Hutts, when the young slave Anakin Skywalker began reprogramming the droids, causing them to turn a blind eye to any new escape attempts.

We made this droid from a kit we purchased from Angry Racoon Miniatures. He has so many cool items in his Etsy store we recommend checking out. We purchased quite a few items so expect to see some more here on the blog.



"THE PHANTOM MENACE"
ROLO DROID (REKON- PK)
painted by Elias













Monday, March 21, 2022

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #58: "REVENGE OF THE SITH" OBI-WAN KENOBI HEAD by Spartan 118 Customs

This figure was made with a painted head that we purchased from the online store of Spartan 118 Customs. He has a lot of fantastic painted heads to choose from. When we saw his Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi head, we knew it was time to swap the head out on our Revenge Of The Sith action figure. We had to modify the original figure by reducing the ball joint and then we also needed to increase the size of the hole in the head itself before attaching it, but we love the results. This figure looks absolutely fantastic now. 



"REVENGE OF THE SITH"
OBI-WAN KENOBI 
HEAD
created by Spartan 118 Customs