« on: October 30, 2005, 03:53 PM »
Thanks for all the Great feedback guys!
I'm sorry to reply so late. I've been a little cut-off from all Technology since Wilma came through South FL and snapped ever other telephone pole like a tooth pick.
Luck for me I was in NC and brought back a truck full of generators and gas for friends and family.
I'll try to answer everones questions.
1> The Mech Trooper helmets are Master Chief helmets from J&R Productions. This helmet was a bonus they sent me for my orders being delayed. I've never seen any Halo figs in the 4" scale so I believe they are custom sculpted caste. It is a shame that J&R was shut down they filled a valiable niche in our hobby and only helped Hasbro sell more action figures to use with their custom pieces.
2> Peit in Trench Coat Recipe:Head=POTF2 Piet, Torso and Legs=Comtech Moti, Trench Coat and Arms=21st Century Toys (Battle of the Bulge German)
3> Dry Brushing on the Gamorean and Imp. Slaver suggetions-They actually are Dry brushed and it really helps pull-out the Detail in the sculpts. The Problem is that the Flash on my Digital Camera always washes out the the Detail and when I turn the Flash off the images come out grainy and the detail is lost again. If anyone has any photography advise it would be greatly appreciated.
4> The Clone Sniper with Removable Helmet is actually a Storm Commando from the X-Wing novels and more recently from the New X-Wing Comic. I did take an Artistic liberty in adding the Night Vision Goggles to the Helmet.
5> Removing the Buttons from the WWII Germans is very easy. Just carefully shave them off with your Hobby Knife. Then use fine sand Paper to smooth-out the area. Finally tuch-up with some paint. The Imperial Tunics were based on German Uniforms only the Buttons were removed to loose that 20th Century feel.
Thanks again for all your comments,