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Sunday, August 1, 2021

"ENFYS NEST - UNMASKED" created by Elias

To produce this particular custom it only took a headcast we painted from Watto's Scrapyard to add to an already existing custom that we made. The first version of the character that we made, just swapped the Vintage Collection Enfys Nest action figure helmet for the more detailed 5 poa head of Enfys Nest. For the swap we made a quick YouTube tutorial that outlined how even a beginner can accomplish the switch with little effort. The nice part about the Watto's Scrapyard head was that it required no modifications other than a well executed paint job to make our figure more complete than ever.

Because Hasbro never gave us a version of the figure that was unmasked, the Watto's Scrapyard offering gives us the ability to recreate one of the biggest surprise reveals related to Enfys Nest from the Solo film, her young face when she takes her helmet off. We highly recommend purchasing this head so you can upgrade your existing action figure to improve your collection at home.



"ENFYS NEST - UNMASKED"
created by Elias



















The technique taught in this video will work on almost any action figure with a ball socket that is too big for the neck peg. If there are no soft goods, just pop the head on right away before the glue from your glue gun even dries. While the glue is drying, shift the head into all the positions you desire while on the neck peg to maintain the full range of motion.  It will end up with a perfect fit. Cut off the excess glue with an X-acto knife and you're done.




Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"CUSTOMS FOR THE KID" CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF BLOGGING & A NEW STORE!

It’s so hard to believe that we’ve already been creating Star Wars content and getting involved with the fan community for 11 years now, but here we are! 

We’ve continued featuring other artists, added their customs to the collection, and made many new custom figures of our own, but going forward, we wanted to do more than just that. Every year we continue to push ourselves to do more than we had the year before, so this year we’ve expanded our horizons to offering our custom sculpts to our fans. To do so, we are partnering with Rebel Kid Creations who is distributing resin casts of select action figure parts that were made from our customs to help you recreate some of our greatest hits at home! 

The store includes Headcasts, Accessories, and Action Figure Kits. If you buy 4 or more items and use the promo code 798GT9 at checkout, you can get free shipping on your order!




Our Favorite "Rebel Kid Creations" Items:


 CLONE WARS CHANCELLOR PALPATINE



http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/03/clone-wars-chancellor-palpatine-created.html
CLONE WARS CHANCELLOR PALPATINE



"SIEGE OF MANDALORE" AHSOKA TANO
FINAL SEASON



http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2012/05/hondo-ohnakas-pirate-gang.html
 HONDO OHNAKA's PIRATE GANG




General Leia



Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo





JEDI YOUNGLINGS



GREGOR



http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-clone-wars-lost-missions-yoda.html
 Yoda Clone Wars Character Model #2




Ahsoka Tano "Walkabout"



Sunday, July 25, 2021

"OBI-WAN KENOBI in MAUL MANDO ARMOR" created by Elias

This is a 3.75” rendition of Obi-Wan in his Death Watch Disguise he stole from a Maul loyalist to rescue Duchess Satine Kryze from the custody of Darth Maul in The Lawless. This Obi-Wan was a commissioned piece I made for a client, so he unfortunately won’t be staying on our shelves, but making him was a pleasure nonetheless.

The majority of the figure was made with a Clone Wars Pre Vizsla action figure which I repainted to match the armor of the Maul Mandos. I was careful to replicate every detail as seen on screen, even down to the the silver chips in the armor and the maul markings on the helmet. I converted the Pre Vizsla helmet into an alternate head by filling it with hot glue and sticking it to the neck ball joint. I then waited for the glue to dry and gave the head a gentle twist which freed it, allowing for full range of movement. The lightsaber was simply an Obi-Wan lightsaber, and the jetpack was a repainted cast of the Clone Wars Aayla Secura action figure jetpack we got from Rebel Kid Creations. The peg on the jet pack surprisingly fit into the Pre Vizsla jet pack hole perfectly, so I didn’t have to modify the sculpt of the jet pack at all. The head is from a Clone Wars Season 4 Obi-Wan, and remained completely unmodified throughout the course of the project.


“OBI-WAN KENOBI in MAUL MANDO ARMOR”

created by Elias



















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