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1 had the following vote results:

1. Expanded Universe Luke Skywalker, POTF2 EU
2. Expanded Universe Leia Organa Solo, POTF2 EU
3. Ephant Mon, SAGA
4. Graxol Kelvyyn, EP1
5. Expanded Universe Spacetrooper, POTF2 EU
6. Padme Amidala (Lars Homestead), SAGA
7. Sio Bibble, EP1
8. Han Solo ANH, VOTC
9. Biker Scout w/Flip Visor, TAC - EP6 Tin
10. Gungan Warrior, POTJ

And to follow Jason to JD here, my votes are as follows, with a few changes since FFURG:

1. Asajj Ventress (CW)
2. AT-ST Driver (SAGA Multipack) w/different RFT heads
3. Spacetrooper (POTF2 EU)
4. Coleman Trebor (Saga '03) w/added softgoods robe
5. Zev Senesca
6. Pablo Jill (Post OTC)
7. Gungan Warrior (POTJ)
8. Rabe (Post OTC) w/different color variants (green, blue, yellow)
9. Republic Clone Pilot w/Gunship Cannon
10. Ishi Tib (POTF2)

Customs Community and Group Projects / Re: Life after customizing?
« on: November 14, 2005, 09:40 PM »
Customizing, at least for me, always goes in cycles.  Sometimes, it's on-off in a few days..other times, it's monthes at a time, due to work or video games or whatever.  However, I always find I do some of my best work when I'm not "forcing" myself to customize.  I've had the same 4 Mygeeto Snowclones on my workbench for 3 months now.  Yeah, they'll get done eventually but currently I find the intricate painting tedious and therefore not enjoyable.  If I'm not enjoying it, then why do it voluntarily?

Customs Community and Group Projects / Re: Life after customizing?
« on: November 10, 2005, 09:21 PM »
I've found that I accumilate figures for fodder, through clearances, Ebay auctions, and yard sales at a much faster rate than I could ever hope to customize.  This has both benefits and faults...the benefit is that I've built up a fodder "bank" of over 500 figures for customizing.  The fault is that, like so many other people on the list, I'm running out of space to store the figures, never mind even displaying the collection!

As far as the future of customizing, I don't think SW toys will disappear entirely but probably will scale back and move away from the movies in an effort to tie into all the TV things that are planned.  Customizing will continue, just as vintage customizing are still possible today.

My plan for the future?  Learning to sculpt in wax so if the market dries up for new figures, I can make my own!  I also have plans for lots of dioramas, as long as space allows for it.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Mixing Figures
« on: October 30, 2005, 07:00 PM »
Good luck.  Post any progress or final customs over at FFURG and here!  We'd love to see it.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: RTV rubber
« on: October 30, 2005, 06:59 PM »
Yes, near Boston.  The Pearl stores I used to get my supplies at were in NJ.  A friend used to buy them out for both of us from time to time.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: My Custom ARC Troopers and Jet-trooper
« on: October 30, 2005, 06:58 PM »
I like them all, but intrigued by the jet trooper, since I'm trying to obtain a Jango backpack for one.  Is you backpack original or cast?  I'd love to find a cast.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 29, 2005, 11:02 AM »
Although my latest grab isn't a Mint item, or even a complete item, it's parts. ;D

The snowspeeder parts complete a loose one I have.  The Dagobah boxes make me well on my way to buying a cheap Dagobah base with good foam.  The falcon parts will help complete one of the many falcon hulls I have sitting around stripped.  The other parts...will probably go back to Ebay unless someone here needs something....hint, hint.  ;)

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: RTV rubber
« on: October 28, 2005, 11:16 PM »
Unless you have access to a Pearl AND happen to catch them while they actually have it in stock, you need to go online.  Pearl carries Smooth-On in their stores but they only order it one case or so at a time.  When they run out, it could be weeks for a new shipment.  To add to it, Pearl doesn't list it online.

Those are my suggestions.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: RTV rubber
« on: October 28, 2005, 07:38 PM »
Brushable Latex Rubber is available at Michael's stores in the adhesive & glue aisle.  Latex usually has to be 3 or 4 layers thick to be an effective mold and hold its shape.  I have to stress that if you're casting any part that must be cast through a small hole, demolding will most likely crush the cast because the latex will be too strong.

I still have the shoebox that I kept all the figures in, along with a plastic case for all the guns that didn't lose to the vacuum.  The only items I have displayed in my "collector collection" from my own childhood set is an Xwing and a Battle-Damaged Tie.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: My Gonk Droid
« on: October 25, 2005, 06:58 PM »
I've been so tempted to do one of these.  It's a heck of a lot easier to get parts for this than an Astromech!

Newbies / Re: Delaton's finally here
« on: October 25, 2005, 06:49 PM »
Hot damn is right! A friendly community with swearing! Awesome. ;D

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: RTV rubber
« on: October 22, 2005, 09:11 PM »
NoMercyJoe, you can get RTV rubber at: POLYTEK

I use Platsil 71-20 1:1 ratio Silcone RTV rubber.  Home Depot won't know what the heck you're talking about.  The RTV rubber runs about $40 shipped for a trial size.  They usually give a 1/2 your first trial of any new product.

Newbies / Delaton's finally here
« on: October 22, 2005, 09:02 PM »
Just thought I'd give a shout out to everyone here that I've finally gone and signed up here at JD, thanks to much prodding by Jesse.

Let's see how you guys run things over here.

a.k.a. Delaton

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