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Freighter dude's a neat background schlub.  Like the Ice-cream maker guy, he fills the void that is "uninteresting people in Star Wars".  Not enough uninteresting characters in toy form really.

Durge looked good...  The Deluxe Durge still ranks as one of my all-time favorite figures, period.  He was the first Super Articulated action figure by Hasbro...  That was $10 well spent.  Sweet addition of, what I assume is, a mace from the AoD line...  He sorta had a thing for melee weapons, and he looks like he can dish out some whoop-ass to Clones. :)

Nice work CHEWIE, thanks for sharing!

PM me with force files you need.  I have a stack of dups...  I got a complete set, but have gotten lots of POTJ fodder so I have many available.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: May 24, 2005, 01:35 PM »
The "Snowtrooper" guys that take out Ki Adi were among my favorites in the movie.  They looked so incredibly badass in the mostly crimson coloring in the uniform...  I'd take an army of those indeed.

Not to mention the sequence they're in is one of the best IMO.  Very "desperate" and gritty looking war footage, what with the armor support they have (still not gotten a good look at that piece) getting blown to hell on that big bridge...  That's an increidbly alien, and cool world, with an incredibly violent battle, with an incredibly heroic Jedi leading his troops into the fray (only to be mown down)...  I love that sequence.  It's maybe my favorite in the Jedi Purge.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: EE exclusive Clone Trooper 4-packs!
« on: May 24, 2005, 01:30 PM »
I haven't got a doubt in my mind that he's lying Gregorbian...  Typical.  He's scamming to get the figures he wants and hoping to make a tidy profit at the same time.  The packaging to those Clones would be incredibly easy to pull the old switch-aroo on though, there's no doubt he's full of **** on this.

Stuff like this makes me wonder, are these models NOT available for looking at? :) 

The Tantive IV is so clearly based on "resource" material like EGVV type books...  It's not even funny.  Where the hell was the model at?  Was it not available for photographing.

When I was in the LFL exhibit at C3, I went ape**** taking pictures so when I make customs of this stuff, I'm making it right...  Does ILM not realize, they can do that?

The Prequel Trilogy / The Tantive IV is... NOT the Tantive IV?
« on: May 23, 2005, 09:01 PM »
OK, this caught me off guard in all 3 viewings, but the Tantive IV didn't LOOK like the Tantive IV in ANH that I remembered...  I found this odd, but I noticed RIGHT away the major differences and so tonight I checked a site that I KNEW would be talking about it and I had my thoughts confirmed... 

The Tantive IV CGI Model in E3 isn't accurate...  at all.

It's main flaw is that a whole mid-section of the ship is gone.  Cut away...  ANH footage puts the length of the ship at about 150m compared to the Star Destroyers...  I agree with that, the films are canon.

The CGI guys at ILM today appear, to me, to have cut away the ship in the middle...  This happened to many sources as well because a publicity shot of the TIV in ANH has it at an angle where you can't see a mid-portion of the ship.

I'ts incredibly strange though...  There's other little subtle changes and things by the CGI guys... 

I'm not terribly irked...  Explanations can be fudged on it, but I'm sorta saddened that they did such a sloppy CGI model of a ship from ANH that would be easy enough to just research and make an accurate model of.  It appears (as I see it) though that the CGI guys at ILM just took some reference books and used those designs instead, in all their inaccuracy.

I often need to have a tight grip on the figure I'm working on (or helmet or whatever) so I don't trust tools...  The thimble (outof tape) isn't a bad idea though.  I have put bandaids on my fingers to sort of give me a means to hold a piece while having some protection to my fingertips from flying dremel bits or sharp blades.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Dialectizer
« on: May 23, 2005, 07:59 PM »
I was just reading my news post on Jedi Defender's front page with that (under "cockney") and I laughed my ass off.  That was well worth it...  Very good link Rob, you made my night.

I just don't buy it...I think it was the Force and not Palpatine...I can be proved all I want to from EU

I'm so far with you on this Scott.  Till I see otherwise, I'm guessing it's merely another attempt to pull puppet strings, and that Vader is likely the chosen one, the prophecy just isn't playing out as expected.  It ain't no fairy tale ending in this one.

Luke and Leia are the products of "balance" right now, as I see it.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Post your ROTS reviews and thoughts!
« on: May 23, 2005, 05:44 PM »
Yeah, Dave didn't like it...  But that's just Dave. ;)  :-*  (j/k)

When I left the theater last night my buddy told me he'd have questions, and low and behold he did today.  He asked why Dagobah/Yoda wasn't shown since the children and Obi-Wan were.  I've heard this was filmed but deleted as well.  I'm imagining this film has a lot more deleted footage to it than any other SW movie.  Just a gut feeling right now, but I bet he could do one hell of a bonus DVD for this movie if he were so inclined.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 23, 2005, 03:58 AM »
Apparently, not a real fan, eh?   :-*

Obviously...  Now, go be ashamed...  Or wait...  would that instead be "go be dignified"?  Eh, whatever...  Go see the movie.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 23, 2005, 02:07 AM »
Pfffft...  Real life!?

What kind of fan are you Jesse!  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:18 AM »

1 was a preview on Tuesday night with local collecting buds set up by Bobafett14 (Thanks Bob!).  I had an intense headache throughout the movie though, and that sucked.

2 was the premiere on Wednesday which I have had my ticket bought for a while now.  Again, Bobafett14 (Thanks Bob!) bought out part of the VIP section at the Pittsburgh Loews Cineplex...  For $25 you got a nice buffet, plush seating in the best seats in the house, a sorta "special" event...  It was a good time, and Bob also made up some PSWCS VIP badges for everyone which were neat to have.  The bad news was I again was dealing with a raging headache most of the night.

3 was just tonight...  My non-SW buddy wanted to see the movie but had to go out of town this week for training so he, I, and another friend went to see the film...  I actually had even a better time the 3rd time than the previous 2!  I actually had a migraine headache tonight as well though.  Go figure...

Lots of fun though.  The film's fantastic to me.

That's definitely a sweet Zabrak character you made CHEWIE.  That's the kinda guy that fits into almost any diorama unless it's a strictly military type of one...

That is definitely sweet though, but not terribly complex either (no slight on you CHEWIE)...  The parts just match up really well.  The paint really obscures the figure a lot too, so the base is tough to tell...  Short of the sculpting on the shirt giving it away really, but it's looking pretty great I think.

A very neat background character...  You've gotta have one full set of dioramas with these types of figures.  They gotta be going somewhere after the photonovels I figure. :)  Your Cantina's at max capacity.  Time to put the velvet rope across the door I think. 

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: MetalJedi's Customs
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:03 AM »
Great customs MetalJedi, I like them both...

Like DD, Clones can draw a little bit of a burnout but I like a repaint as much as the next guy.  There's some talk of printable decals possibly in the works so people can make their own a little easier too.  Like astromech repaints, you see a lot of them it seems, but that's alright... 

The Kyle's very creative I think...  The color on the shirt, and the pants, looks fantastic, and the pads on the shoulders look really great.

I think the Madine head is creative...  I'm not sold on it looking like Katarn exactly, but the paintjob helps it and it does look good.  I think Hasbro's head is a little closer (but still not perfect...  It's not close enough to the DF or JK Katarn for me...  Actually it looks more like a JO Katarn than anything, which is ironic).  The head is not a big issue though, it's creative and close at least.

If I'd suggest one thing, a holster for his Bryar gun would look good and help him match up to some pics of him more, but it'd be a bit of work too.  I like him though, he looks pretty great.

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