Thought we would do something a little different than usual this time around. Not in figure selection, custom animated Star Wars characters are frequently displayed here, but rather, this time we decided to provide a video tutorial of the customizing process from start to finish. A "how-it-was-done" video guide that will show you not only how to make your own Gregor, but also give you techniques that could be applied to plenty of other custom action figure projects in your future.
Hasbro's Star Wars Rebels Captain Rex was the perfect base figure for our Gregor and I used Dad's trick from his Rebels Rex figure where he used a Yarna d'al' Gargan to articulate Gregor's elbows. Unlike Dad who used the shoulder joints for elbow joints, I used her actual elbow joints from Jabba's denizen. On the right arm, a small nub was left on the elbow joint that we inserted into a cast of the right forearm of a Clone Wars Boss action figure we made a mold of specifically for this project. I used Yarna's entire forearm on Gregor's left arm where I only had to thicken the arm at the wrist with some ProCreate so it would blend nicely into the hand of the Hasbro Rex figure.
I then subtracted the beard of the original figure with the black brush of my Dremel to get a nice close shave and after removed the armor from the Rex figure with the same Dremel attachment. After the holsters were removed with an X-acto blade, the upper body was sculpted into shape with some more ProCreate before adding a detailed paintjob to complete the project.
STAR WARS REBELS
created by Elias
"Commander Wolffe" created by Paul Martine
"STAR WARS REBELS" GREGOR CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE TUTORIAL