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Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Borrowed DS Conference dio idea
« on: September 22, 2007, 11:18 PM »
It was here a while back that I saw someone convert the packaging for the Death Star Conference multi-pack into a diorama scene, and I thought it was a great idea.  All of the figures in mine are standing with the chair backs hot-glued to their bodies  :grin: , but appear to be sitting because I raised the table level and put a piece of black foamcore in the front.  Vader is standing on a piece of styrofoam for proper height too.

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Updating an older dio (done 9/4)
« on: August 16, 2007, 01:48 PM »
After a few new dioramas, I like to go back and update (if I don't completely re-do) a dio from the early days!  In this case, I had made a Bounty Hunters meeting for a shelf-type display a few years back, utilizing computer decals from NiubNiub and a Photo background of the SD hallways onto a floor made from a black shiny folder.  I wasn't happy with the inaccurate floor color and flimsiness of the folder, as well as the area with the hunters being too cramped, so I made new flooring from foamcore and spraypainted some stripe detail onto the larger surface.  The "WIP" portion of the title refers to the computer consoles that I'm going to make for the pit area.  This is obviously not completely film-accurate in design (accuracy is something that I strive for since, though!) but I feel it lets me display a few different scenes.  The last pic gives a clue to the final look, which I'll light better when I'm done!

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Jabba's Trophy WIP/Done! (8/8)
« on: July 16, 2007, 10:34 PM »
After a couple months' break, I decide to get back into dio-making, at least to make a few smallish to moderate sized ones  :). Usually I choose to make dios based on how many figures can go in it, but this was pretty iconic and I was tired of propping the carbonite Han slab on my wall!  Here are some pics of the styrofoam frame I made first, and several pics after plastering with Plaster of Paris, lightly sanding, and spraypainting.  I didn't want to try the complex lighting of the scene, so I opted to spray-paint fake lighting instead.  I used orange for the alcove to mimic the lighting under the slab, and I made a posterboard template shaped like a grating or blinds, and sprayed tan to appear that the lighting comes from above.  These pics are taken outside to reveal some detail, but the dio looks better in lower indoor lighting.  I'm going to make the 2 beast heads to prop on the walls, and the 2 tables with fruit on the floor to either side as well.

Modern Trading / 2 for 1 and 5 for 2 Stormtrooper trade!
« on: July 3, 2007, 12:26 AM »
Hi there- I'm trying to consolidate my Stormtroopers to all of one kind and fewer of them, so I'd like to trade 2 CT Stormtroopers for 1 30AC Stormtrooper, or even 5 CT troopers for 2 of the newer ones.  Tantive 4 version is fine, but I actually prefer the wave 3 ones.  Please PM if you can help!

Watto's Junk Yard / JD Facebook
« on: June 15, 2007, 10:45 AM »
I think we've talked about this before, but who here at JD is on facebook?  I realize it's mostly for college age folks (and most of us are beyond that age, plus there may be some graduate students here too), but since I teach at a college I get a pass to be on there :P.  Let us know you're on there so we can add each other on our friend lists.  I'm on there as Greg Reeves from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.  Add me!  ;D

Star Wars Action Figures / Yakface repaint!
« on: June 14, 2007, 08:12 PM »
You know how there are a few figures on your shelf that you just hope to see a new version made soon, because you can barely stand to keep them among your other figures?  Well, Yakface was one of those for me.  So I did a pretty extensive repaint and drybrush of his entire body.  I also put a dab of hobby varnish on his eyes and fingernails for a little shine!


Star Wars Action Figures / VTAC Han Hoth with hood up!
« on: June 8, 2007, 06:38 PM »
Well, I was so mad Hasbro claimed that the hood up Han Hoth head wasn't approved by Lucasfilm (why?!) that I thought I could make a version for myself.  So I removed the head from a Saga brown coat Han, drilled a hole, trimmed down the collar a bit, and cut out the necktie from the hood down piece and glued it in place.  The goggles and cap brim are from the vintage version, cut to fit the new head and glued in place.  I wanted to make this version to put into a mini-scene on Hoth I made, part of which is in the last pic.

I sometimes call myself the Bitter Old Purist (or BOP  :p) when it comes to SW collecting, because I just refuse to accept the changes of the Special Editions as well as the entire Prequels themselves!  Basically, I only collect film merchandise as if only the OT as it originally appeared was in existence.  Anyway, (rant over) I didn't like that the only option for Sy Snootles was the vintage figure or the CGI cartoon version.  I've had the vintage one among my modern figures for years now, then finally decided to try to upgrade.  I started with the figure exactly like this:

The first thing I did was take an x-acto blade and cut her legs in half at the knee.  I then drilled very small holes in all 4 limb pieces, and inserted a thin metal rod to lengthen her legs. In the second pic, you can see the piece of fabric that would eventually be the base for her skirt.

Before I super-glued the rods in the legs, I boiled Sy and removed the vintage feather from her head as well as straighten her trunk somewhat so it wouldn't curl upwards as much.  I then sculpied some mid-leg area as close as I could get to the reference photo.  Once hardened in the oven, I applied a base coat of tan as the darker shade of skin tone.

I then drybrushed yellow over her body, painted her eyes (with eyelashes too), horn, lips, and carefully applied the blue spots all over.  Oh, and I dirtied up her feet like in the reference pic!

Finished results on the next post!

First of all, I want to say how incredible a job everyone has done; it has been an honor to have a few meager customs of mine among such incredible talent! (It makes me wish I had sent more than I did, but you know I think the city is WAY more populated than I ever imagined it would be!)  Also, major congrats to Chewie on the birth of his future SW collector; hope you have a few minutes to spare to see your wonderful buildings and figures in the UGP!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to show or describe what your characters are up to thanks to the on-site project leaders.  Seeing them in different situations has been the most exciting for me (I love how Purple Pimp Daddy was involved in vehicular homicide!!)

Here we find bounty hunter Syka Dellik sitting with a hottie Twi'Lek, but... uh oh!  Imperial troops are investigating reports of a stolen astromech that seems to be in his possession...

'Ol Jehd here is talking in an alley with a few other guys about the day spent in the crystal mines no doubt...

Imperial collectibles market stall is seeing a flurry of activity now that the 12-inch Sandtrooper has been released...

Dev Rallon is helping out at another market stall, but he's still sitting on the job...

The generator and city engineer's quarters with Remi giving instructions to a service R5 droid (and Cal Midlan is having a discussion nearby)

Sera Leto, being too high class to be seen with Judde workers, is having a pre-lunch discussion with a lovely Mon Cal lady

This field trooper, tasked with flushing out rebels, is quite a bit dirtier than the rest of the platoon.  Little does he know he'll soon see the business end of a rebel rocket...

Commander Barron leads the strike force out of the city gates, hoping to overwhelm the rebels with superior numbers...

Just a quick thank you and wish I was there with you guys going to the con.  I can't  wait to see how it all turns out, but I'm super envious that you get to play with such wonderful toys!

Well, I thought I would take one of my DS Troopers and convert him over to the vintage style console operator from ANH.  I painted the tunic dark grey, drilled out the head of the POTF2 version and put a strapless helmet from the TAC version on him.  A small piece of wire painted black completes the figure.  I also have a comparison shot to the regular version, and note that I did the 'ol boil-and-freeze to both as well  8)

Modern Classifieds / FS: DS Conference Motti mint
« on: April 8, 2007, 06:46 PM »
Selling off the Motti that comes with the exclusive Death Star conference multipack.  Asking $5 shipped domestic, paypal only please!

Hey everyone!  Just finished my latest dio (it was complicated as hell).  I'm still working on a few custom figures for it, but here are the completed pics.  If you're interested in the WIP, I have a thread at RS (sorry :P) with several pics.  Hope you enjoy!

Here are various angles of the dio; you might notice a couple of minor customs, and I'm working on a few more.  I'm also greatly anticipating the VTAC Leia to replace the POTJ one, and the A-Wing pilot later in the year.  We need more pilots!!   

Celebration IV - Ultimate Group Project / Delivering customs
« on: January 6, 2007, 12:22 PM »
Hey guys, I know it's still a bit early, but I was wondering if we could set up a place to ship our already completed customs.  Would Phruby want to set up an address?  I'd like to move out the things I've made (all in the figures/vehicles thread, early pages) to make room for more stuff.  I plan on making a few more figures soon too.

Modern Trading / Loose CT Stormies for easy loose figs
« on: December 3, 2006, 12:47 AM »
Hi all- I'm getting ready to start a ROTJ rebel meeting dio, and could use a few loose custom fodder figs.  They don't have to be complete or mint, but in as good a shape as possible.  I'd like to trade some loose CT Stormies either 1 for 1 or 3 for 2 if I can, with the following figures:
- POTF2 Ishi Tib
- Saga Madine
- Saga Dutch Vander
- POTJ Imp Officer

Thanks in advance!

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