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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Customs by Fritzkrieg Update 10-21-2007
« on: November 18, 2007, 03:04 PM »
Here is my entry for This months Yaklfinities Kit Bash Challenge.

Null ARC Seargent A'den (Covert Ops)

In the current Republic Commando novel I'm reading, the Clones wear lite weight armor under there clothes durring low profile missions.  I thought this sigma six Torso had the look of what that armor might look like exsposed. I chose to make it ARC  Seargent A'den because of the green piping on the torso. I did use a little goof off to remove the Sigma six logo from the chest, no one said we could'nt remove paint. LMK what you think.

Null ARC A'den (Covert Ops)




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Star Wars Action Figures / KOTOR Trandoshen Warlord
« on: October 21, 2007, 04:20 PM »
Here is my latest, I think I used just about every trick in the book to get these parts to work together. LMK what you think.

KOTOR Trandoshen Warlord
 
   

 

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / BPI Tinting Unit
« on: October 19, 2007, 11:33 PM »
A lot of you guys have been asking about a tinting tutorial. I really don't have a way of putting togther one that most of you would be able to implement, at least not without a heavy financial investment.

I have a proffesional optical lab at my disposal. The equipment I use in a BPI tint unit or system, the BPI Super Color 9 to be specific.

Here's a pic of the unit.


Each of the nine tanks holds a different dye or solution. You can get just about any color tint you want from BPI. My tank has the following colors in it at all times.
 Jet Black, Pink, Blue, Brown, G-15(The Color of Green Ray-Ban Lenses),
Supershield Red (Very Vivid Red), Yellow, UV(For making Sunglasses), and Neutralizer(Bleach).

All of the Tints are Molecular Catalytic Tints. They bond with the plastic on a Molecular level, so they retain their color much longer than RIT Dyes.

The tints are kept at a constant temp all the time about 110 degrees

When trying to achieve a certain color for a plastic I'm dyeing, It's a lot like mixing paints to achieve a certain color. Remember your color wheel.

Not all plastic types tint at the same rate. So, if I'm tinting a Bigs Jacket Orange, I take all the pieces apart first so I can control the time each piece stay in the tint vat. The softer rubbers tend to tint much faster than some of the harder plastics.

Painted surfaces also affect the tint color. A lot of the paint Hasbro uses will not take tint or it tints much slower then the unpainted plastic. Another interestinf thing about the painted surfaces bleach out very fast. On my Twi Lek brute the paint was easily brought back to it's original coloring with a quick dip in the neutralizer. That's how I maintained the coloring of the Teeth and eyes.

This system uses a lot of different chemicals and heat, I do not suggest you try it at home. But if any of you have a friend in the Optical business, ask them if they could show how the system works. If they are in a more laxed work enviroment maybe they'll let you come back a tintker aroungd with the tints yourself.

The tinted plastics are safe. It is the same stuff you wear on your face in your sunglasses.

I don't know if this will actually help anyone but I tried.

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Star Wars Action Figures / Twi Lek Brute
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:42 PM »
Here is another custom I did using BPI Dye only, no paint was used for this custom. This is my submission for this months Yakfinities Challenge. LMK what you think.

Twi Lek Brute
  
  
 
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Luke Skywalker Hero of the Rebel Alliance
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:20 PM »
Here is another project I did using only BPI Dye. I was going for a "Flight Deck Casual" look for Luke. LMK what you think.

Luke Skywalker
  
  
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Big John 2.0
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:08 PM »
This custom is a revision of an earlier Big John. I used BPI Dye to tint his vest brown instead of the soft goods I had used on the first version. No paint was used on this custom. This character will have a reacurring role in my PN series. LMK what you think.

Big John 2.0
 
Big John 1.0
 
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Rodian Merc
« on: September 29, 2007, 11:57 PM »
Here is another project I did for Order66Customs, I used Dye to darken the Rodians skin tone. LMK what you think.

Rodian Merc
    
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Crocket & Tubbs
« on: September 29, 2007, 11:51 PM »
I'm really getting a lot of cool lookings results, using Optical Dye on the Bigs Jacket. Here are a trio of my 90% tinted onlt customs.

This first set reminds me of Crocket and Tubbs. I used tint to match the skin color of Tubbs's hand to his face. Using a mix of Brown and Red Dyes for Crocket's Jacket, I think I got pretty Close to the "Old Brown Leather Jacket look". Tubbs's Jacket was just, straight up blue dye. These guys will be making an appearence in my PN. LMK What you think.

Crocket & Tubbs,
 
 
 

This next Custom has no paint at all, The 2 toned shirt was made using dye and a Zoids decal. The hands and neck were color matched to the face using dye. This is another Clone in Casual wear for my PN. LMK what you think.

Casual Clone Wear
    
 
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Imperials (Casual Wear)
« on: September 23, 2007, 06:41 PM »
What's an Imperial wear for a night out on the town?

Here are a couple more of my PN customs. I needed the Imperials to have some alternate clothing for down time.
The Jackets have been dyed black using BPI optical dye. It doesn't fade and their is no joint wear. I used the same dye on the clone's holster. The only parts that are painted are the undershirts and the neck of the clone. LMK waht you think.

Imperials (Casual Wear)
 
 
 
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Imperial Commander (Desert Warfare)
« on: September 23, 2007, 06:28 PM »
Here is another custom I put together for my PN, he is actually a revision of a previous version I made. I decided he was going to play a major role in the story arc, so I needed a more versitile custom. Here are the end results,LMK what you think.

Imperial Commander (Desert Warfare)
 
  
 
 

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Photonovels and Movies / Empire of Dust: Prologue
« on: September 16, 2007, 10:44 AM »



































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Star Wars Action Figures / 5 Tusken War Cheifs
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:48 PM »
Five Tusken War Cheifs unite their waring clans to fight a common enemy.

I made these Tusken War Cheifs for a Photo Novel I've started, and hopefully will finsh. Their stories are still kind of works in progress. LMK what you think.

Shkek Shrhod,
The most level headed of the five clan leaders, at least as level headed as a Tusken is capable of being. He is responsable for bringing the five clans together. He knows their only chance of victory lies in their unity.
   
  

Krettitch Kar,
An old mystic, he believes the catastrophe, facing the five clans was brought on by their own doing, and is devine punishment for their actions.
  
  

Bantra Sharett and Skritt,
This slow witted brute was an outcast, from his clan. Considered to dumb to be a worthy warrior. Children would toss stones at him and spit on him as if he were a Womp Rat. He would spend days wondering in the waste sulking and wallowing in self pitty. One Day he came across a Jawa named Skritt, whom saw this giant slow witted tusken as the opertunity of a lifetime. After some coaching and a little training in the art of hand to hand combat, Bantra returned to his clan with Skritt strapped to his back. He challenged his clan's leader to a fight to the death. The fight was short. He decapitated the clan cheif cutting clean through his Gaffi Stick as he tried to block Bantra's powerful blow. Then he turned on the children of the Cheif whom had made fun of him. That night he dined on his former Cheif and his children. From that day Bantra's leadership under the guidance of Skritt, has remained unchallenged.
  
  

Chukarr Karott,
Seduced by the technology of the outlanders, as well as their drink. Chukarr veiws the old ways as foolish and craves the power that the outlanders possess. He secretly plots to take control of the five clans. He has been hoarding a catche of outlander weaponry, buying his time for just the right moment.
  
  
 

Krayt Sharett,
A young ambitous warrior. He lives and breaths warfare and the fighting arts. To him there is no greater glory than to kill your enemies in hand to hand combat. He respects the old ways and does not trust Chukarr.
  
  
 
  

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I needed one more Clone for my Imperial Desert Troops. I tried the DS Trooper helmet on this one just to mix it up a bit. LMK what you think.

Imperial Desert Trooper in his Knickers
  
  
  
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Trooper Commander (Desert Gear)
« on: September 6, 2007, 08:48 PM »
This custom was originaly designed to be part of my Imperial Desert Trooper Platoon, but he just didn't fit in with the rest of the troops, so he'll be Order66'ed. LMK what you think.

Trooper Commander (Desert Gear)
  
  
 

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Star Wars Action Figures / Techno Union Mangler Droids
« on: September 2, 2007, 01:47 PM »
Durring the Clone Wars the paranoid leader of the Techno Union, Wat Tambor, had two specialized droids created to use as his bodyguards. These modular droids could be fitted with a variety of armements. Wat being a paticularly sadistic being preferred them fitted with pike like appendages, so he could enjoy seeing his enemies or business rivals impaled. When the newly ordaned Darth Vader was confronted by these droids on Mustufar he made short work of them by using the Force and tossing them off a cliff into a river of Molten Lava.

Here is my latest Order66Customs project. LMK what you think.

Mangler Droids
 
 
  
    
 

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