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Monday, April 5, 2021

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #55: UZAY CUSTOMS

For the holidays, I received some really cool custom pieces from artist Murat Bingöl of Turkey who goes by UZAY CUSTOMS. He carries so many pieces I have wanted to add to my collection for a long time now. I had received the Blurrgs and the Lanai for Christmas and Murat was nice enough to throw in a baby Grogu, baby Blurrg, a carbonized Mythrol, and some crate and barrel accessories with our first order. Dad asked me to wait before posting them all to the blog knowing we still had a second shipment incoming and it would be better to post everything all at once.

This past weekend, I received my next batch of offerings from UZAY CUSTOMS which included some great pieces from The Mandalorian as well as a pod from the Revenge of the Sith that held Anakin's charred body after his duel with Obi-Wan on the planet of Mustafar. The Kowakian Kebab cooking station was the coolest offering from this weekend, because that was one of the biggest standout moments of the first episode of the show for me. The Heavy Cannon was the other big standout moment from the episode so it was really awesome that I was able to add both to our collection.

UZAY CUSTOMS has some beautiful customs that would make great additions to anyone's collections. It is important to mention that he uses a filament printer to make his pieces so if print lines are something that bother you, you may want to take that into account. We feel like the post-print paint applications do a great job distracting you from those lines so take that into consideration as well. UZAY has upgraded his Blurrgs since our purchase, and his new version now has articulation like his new Mudhorn custom. In the near future, we are hoping to pick up some of his new Gamorrean fighters from Season 2 of The Mandalorian.


"BLURRG"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS

Love the little Blurrg he gifted us.




Uzay Customs surprised us by packing these items in with our order free of charge.



"MYTHROL in CARBONITE"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS

This was also a cool bonus we didn't expect!


"KOWAKIAN KEBAB"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS






"HEAVY MACHINE CANNON"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS






"ANAKIN POD"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS




"LANAI CARETAKER"
created by UZAY CUSTOMS






OTHER OFFERINGS
from UZAY CUSTOMS









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Saturday, March 27, 2021

THE CLONE WARS "WALKABOUT - AHSOKA TANO" created by Elias of "Customs for the Kid"

This project was created on commission for a client, and when I received the order, I couldn't have been more excited to make something new. This specific rendition of Ahsoka depicts her sporting her mechanic jumpsuit during her walkabout with the Martez sisters. This one will definitely hurt to send away since I still don't have one for my own collection. I'll have to remedy that very soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for her.

Ahsoka Tano, no longer part of the Jedi Order is now totally alone. When we are introduced to Ahsoka's new life, we find her literally falling out of the sky on Coruscant in a full-blown crash landing onto the lower level 1313 due to a malfunctioning speeder bike. Ahsoka's misfortune leads to meeting the Martez sisters who provide the former Jedi with a fresh perspective on the Order at a time when she’s still grappling with her own wounded view of the peacekeepers of the galaxy. We loved the jumpsuit Ahsoka wore on this grand adventure that led to taking out Spice Lords and crossing paths with Bo Katan and Maul.

For the build of the figure, I used the upper arms, elbows, torso and legs of a "Clone Wars" Legacy Collection Adventure Padmé, the forearms of a The Black Series Ahsoka Tano, and the head of the Shadow of the Dark Side Scuba Ahsoka. First we sanded off the vest of the torso of the Padme with a Dremel before starting the sculpt. The jumpsuit details and control panel on the left glove were fully sculpted, as well as her elongated Lekku and Montrals. After my sculpt dried, I just painted the figure based off of images from the episode, and then sealed it to protect my paint application.


"THE CLONE WARS" - SEASON 7

"WALKABOUT - AHSOKA TANO" 

created by Elias of "Customs for the Kid"
















Had fun taking photos of this one with the other Ahsoka figures on my shelf. 






Mechanic Ahsoka Tano with R7-A7

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano - Zygerrian Slave

"Walkabout" Ahsoka Tano 

"SIEGE OF MANDALORE" AHSOKA TANO
FINAL SEASON



STAR WARS REBELS
AHSOKA TANO
created by SWK Kustoms






It was fun taking pictures of the Ahsoka that I made for the commission with the Raffa and Trace Martez action figures by Peak-OB1 Custom Creations that have a home here in my own collection. 




THE CLONE WARS 
"Rafa & Trace Martez"
created by Peak-OB1 Custom Creations




Tuesday, March 23, 2021

STAR WARS REBELS "AP-5" Protocol Droid [3.75" Action Figure Model Kit] created by @AngryRaccoonMiniatures and painted by "Customs for the Kid"

This 3.75" 3-D printed resin action figure from Angry Raccoon Miniatures is an offering we have been hard pressed to obtain for some time. We thought of hand sculpting the figure, but symmetry can be difficult to obtain by hand. Unfortunately, our CAD modeling skills just aren't where they need to be to pull this project off. That's why we were so happy when we found the Instagram page of @AngryRaccoonMiniatures. He offered resin prints of the figure for a little over $20 and you just had to paint it when it arrived at your door, We love his Etsy store!

AP-5, nicknamed AP; was a masculine RA-7 protocol droid who served as an analyst droid on a Galactic Republic attack cruiser during the Clone Wars. At the end of the conflict, the Republic was replaced by the Galactic Empire, and AP-5 was relegated to inventory duty aboard the cargo transport 241, an Imperial cargo ship. In the third year before the Battle of Yavin, AP-5 encountered the astromech droid Chopper when the latter hid in the cargo ship while evading several pursuing stormtroopers. Tired of being mistreated, the inventory droid befriended Chopper, helping him steal the cargo ship and providing his rebel allies with a suitable location for a secret base.

After joining the rebellion, AP-5 continued working as an inventory droid for the Phoenix Cell at Chopper Base on the planet Atollon. Despite his grumpy and sarcastic personality, AP-5 remained loyal to his new rebel masters. During a mission on Wynkahthu, AP-5 played an indispensable role in helping the Spectres to recover cargo from a derelict Imperial cargo ship. Later, AP-5 along with the Lasat warrior Garazeb Orrelios and Chopper helped to stop the E-XD-series infiltrator droid EXD-9 from reporting their base's location to the Empire.



STAR WARS REBELS
"AP-5" Protocol Droid 
created by @AngryRaccoonMiniatures 
and
painted by "Customs for the Kid"
















STAR WARS REBELS
"AP-5" Protocol Droid 
created by @AngryRaccoonMiniatures 




"STAR WARS REBELS" 
CUSTOMS
by Customs for the Kid

HERA SYNDULLA

Zeb's Extended Bo-Rifle

Zeb's Bo-Rifle Modification

Season One - Sabine Wren

Season Two - Sabine Wren

Captain Rex

HONDO OHNAKA

Azmorigan


SUPER-ARTICULATED
"ZEB",
"KANAN JARRUS" & "EZRA BRIDGER"
created by SWK KUSTOMS