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I think you can find it at any household store or supermarket. Like I said, I used one of those strips which you use for tying up a garbage bag. They're metal, but have a plastic covering for safety.

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Great Bulq, JediStyle. Paint apps look very good! I remember Sora having a darker skin tone in the comics, though, but I'm not 100% sure. Add the fact that I'm partially colourblind, I shouldn't be talking about colours at all  ;)

I'm very curious whose arms you used, though. They might work for my Kass Tod figure...

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There ya go!  ;D Excellent!

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Thanks everyone for the comments! Hopefully you'll be able to put this to good use.

CloneCommander1, a D-ring would be ideal for your already excellent Snowspeeder Luke  ;D

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Here's how to make a D-ring for your figure's lightsaber hilt. Initially from FFURG, but instead of superglueing the D-ring on the hilt, I prefer making one through the hilt. This allows for free movement of the D-ring, which makes it easier to let the saber hang more naturally of your figure's belt.

These are the main supplies for making a D-ring: a lightsaber hilt, a push pin, the paper clip from making the removable blade and a tie strip (the ones for tying up plastic garbage bags, sandwich bags, etc.):


Push the push pin firmly in the saber hilt. Not all the way through, just enough that it stays in:


Remove the pin and heat up the paperclip over a flame. Let it become quite hot. Better hold the paperclip with plyers. Push the hot paperclip firmly in and through the hilt at the spot where you pushed the pin in. Then remove the paperclip:


Strip the tie strip of it's plastic and loop the metal thread twice through the hole in the hilt:


Place a round object (like this pick, a toothpick, the blade of the lightsaber, depends on how small/large you want the D-ring to be), in the D-ring and pull both 'loose' ends tightly:


Using a wire cutter, cut off the loose ends as close to the hilt as possible. What I did was tightening the D-ring a bit more, cut off the ends and remodel the D-ring with the pick:


Push a pin in your figure's belt and superglue another piece of paperclip in that hole. After the glue has dried thoroughly, bend the paperclip in a 90+ degree angle and cut it off to the right size. You might want to make the point less sharp:


There you have it. This is quite easy to do, but it adds much to your custom.

- Incom

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I'm planning on making a Tott Doneeta (Twi'lek Jedi from Tales of the Jedi). It was suggested I use Sculpey Bake 'n Bend to make the lekku. Anyone familiar with that?

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No problem, BrentS, just made a new topic of it  :)

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FFURG has a text-only tutorial on how to make 'fixed-blade' sabers into sabers with removable blade. I pretty much followed the entire procedure, but took some pictures to make things clearer. Here goes...

Take your 'fixed-blade' of choice:


Cut the blade off precisely at the emitter. Using a pick or a push pin, make holes in the blade and the hilt, in a manner that the holes are at the same position on both parts. Do this very carefully, by gently but firmly twisting the pick/pin in the parts. Only has to be 3 or 4 mm.:


Take a paperclip and superglue one end in the blade:


Cut off the paperclip so that the 'peg' in the blade is too long. Place the blade in the hole in the hilt and mark where the peg enters the hilt. This way you know how deep the hole in the hilt is and how long the peg has to be. I just held my thumbnail on the spot and eyeballed the length:


Place the blade in the hilt and check if it doesn't fall out easily. If so, drop a little superglue on the peg, put it in the hilt and very slowly turn the blade until the glue starts to settle. Familiar to tightening joints, not unknown to you, I'm sure:




That's all there is to it  :)

-Incom

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Chewie, Jedistyle, many thanks as well for the nice comments on this Jedi Master. I'd like to think he was on the Council some 200 years before the events in RotS.

The parts used for this figure were:
- Entire body + head: Valorum (tuff of Valorum's hair cut off)
- Arms: a Qui-Gonn figure. Not sure which one, but any human Jedi arms would work I guess.
- Lightsaber: Qui-Gonn saber, hilt modified a bit to remove it's Qui-Gonn look
- Belt pocket: from AotC Obi-Wan Pilot (that insanely crappy figure)
- Belt: from those plastic rings that hold six-packs together
- Hair: sewing thread

I just made tutorial pics on how to make the removable blade. When I wanted to make pics of how to make the D-ring, the batteries of my camera went dead. And so did the back-up batteries  :P.

Anyway, here's how I made a Qui-Gonn Ep1 blade into a lightsaber with removable blade:

Take your 'fixed-blade' of choice:


Cut the blade off precisely at the emitter. Using a pick or a push pin, make holes in the blade and the hilt, in a manner that the holes are at the same position on both parts. Do this very carefully, by gently but firmly twisting the pick/pin in the parts. Only has to be 3 or 4 mm.:


Take a paperclip and superglue one end in the blade:


Cut off the paperclip so that the 'peg' in the blade is too long. Place the blade in the hole in the hilt and mark where the peg enters the hilt. This way you know how deep the hole in the hilt is and how long the peg has to be. I just held my thumbnail on the spot and eyeballed the length:


Place the blade in the hilt and check if it doesn't fall out easily. If so, drop a little superglue on the peg, put it in the hilt and very slowly turn the blade until the glue starts to settle. Familiar to tightening joints, not unknown to you, I'm sure:




I read the How-to on FFURG, but there were no pics, but it's that method I used. FFURG also has a How-to on making D-rings, but I approached that a bit differently. When my batteries are done reloading, I'll make pics of that as well, ok?

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Bellbottoms.... groovy, man. Just as the rest of your Roron version. You really captured the cartoon look from Clone Wars. And his eyes are very beautiful  :o.

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I commented more detailed at GalacticArchives, which in a nutshell is: awesome gunship!!!

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Thank you as well, Fritzkrieg. I'm very pleased with the hair as well. This guy was therefore a good testcase for another figure I have in mind.

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Thanks, Brent! And nope, nothing wrong with the picture. He's blind. I remembered a line from a Faithless song: "you don't need eyes to see, you need vision". Quite fitting for a Jedi Master.

The hair is plain ol' sewing thread, only a lot of strands next to each other. I put on a bit of all-purpose glue on the head and placed 10 - 12 strands on it. My g/f helped me make the braid, she has a handy way to make one. After the glue dried, I painted black over it, to cover up the glue and parts that were er.... bald.


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I made this Jedi Master. Nobody you know, just someone I made up. All I have to do is think of a name I guess. Let me know what you think  :)








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Did someone mention 'boobies'?  :P

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