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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Luke,R1-G4,R2-D2 Carded Pic
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:57 PM »
first off, this an awesome wave of figures, the luke just blows my mind away, I'll definitely be buying several of those, assuming I can find them...

Well, this probably is the right place to ask, but since we are on the subject of R2 drinks on his drink tray, I have a customizing question.  I am VERY new to customizing.  I just tried a "simple" head swap for a custom to compete in the artoosnews.com's SH4 constest (won 8th place).  I had to trim & trim the knob under the neck to get the head back in the hole.  I didn't have that big of an issue pulling it out, but I could not get it back in.  

Well headswaps can be tricky when talking about putting a head whose neck peg is larger than the hole you're trying to insert it in. Sounds like the case here and your solution was the right way to go.  I don't know whether or not you used the time honored "boil and pop" method for removing the head, but you can actually use it again to put the head back on.

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Anyway,  with painting, which I have never attempted and would be nervous on something with such small detail.   I think I would like to keep the current "cups" on since I think it would be a night mare to try to keep them balanced on the tray.  I don't know if a small drill bit could hallow out the top of a cup, but I'd like to try that.  But then what paint... grey/white? to paint the top of the cup with the appropriate drink color at the bottom of the cup.  Anyone ever customize something with this small of detail?  Would it be worth it?

I didn't notice if the cups were removable or not, but a simple dab of glue would obviously keep them on permanently. A very small drill bit probably would do the trick in hollowing out the cup. About painting in small details, it just takes time and practice, especially when it comes to R2 units, they're a tricky lot. :)

Might I suggest checking out the always fabulous FFURG for all your customizing question needs.  ;) Of course also hit the customizing section here at JD where you can pick the brain of many of us customizers.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Klaatu Head Color Variarion?
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:44 PM »
is the the "grey-blue" color of the head bright or kinda dull? I vaguely recall hearing this mentioned on scum, but couldn't find anything on it.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: vintage variation list
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:43 PM »
hey Henrik, nice to see another vintage veteran over here. a question for you and for matt about variation lists, are your lists sticking with just kenner variations or do they include "foreign to the US" variations as well? I noticed the JD variation list didn't include the green snake yoda which i believe is a tri-logo variant.

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Star Wars Action Figures / Some new customs
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:39 PM »
I recently put out a small page highlighting some of my newest customs until I can get around to actually updating my site one day...

The customs added are:
Luke Skywalker (The Last Command)
Mara Jade (Visions of the Future)
Mace Windu & Roth Del-Masona (Battle of Geonosis)

You can check them all out here:
New POTC Customs for 11/16

Hope you enjoy them, any and all questions, comments, suggestions ARE appreciated.

Thanks and happy customizing!
Jason

Edit: Link fixed, thanks joka!! :)

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Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Re: more speeder bikes
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:35 PM »
well, after i thought about it, and i kept looking at it, it was starting to really piss me off that his feet weren't touching. so i just got fed up and super glued 'em on. ha! that'll fix 'em.... of course, now he can't get off his bike... even if he wanted to.

hey joka, good idea with the stands, might I suggest though using hot glue from a hot glue gun (yeah that wasn't redundant...  :P) for the stands as well as the clonetrooper's feet. The glue will stick, but can easily be peeled off without causing damage to the plastic.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: OT trivia
« on: November 22, 2003, 05:22 PM »
not exactly-  the carbonite is used for a purpose- and is just a methode of delevery of something else

d'oh! i should remember to proof read my answers, take two....

For the containment of tibanna gas for processing and/or delivery.

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muftak,
the third level is looking awesome. great detailing all around. about the changing of images in the control room, is the knob connected to a wheel that has the images on it, how'd you go about doing that? I noticed on the 3rd floor that you aligned the elevator hub with the shaft on the 2nd floor, any plans to make a working lift? also how is the stability of the set holding up?  keep up the great job!

happy customizing!

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Toy Reviews / Re: Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter
« on: November 13, 2003, 09:35 PM »
I'd definitely agree on your assessment about the Starfighter, didn't look all that hot at first, but once I saw it in the toon, I began to like it.

I would have liked to see a bit more special features in the toy though, lot of the parts that move are done manually, a nice little lever or spring utilizing the vector thruster in the back would have been nice to move the black wings forward or the cannon wings down

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: What the heck do you want?
« on: November 13, 2003, 09:32 PM »
Good Grief JJ!!! You want everything don't you...  ;D

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-New Anakin...  I hate the CW Anakin sculpt...  I'd take a new one, with soft goods, more articulation, and a more neutral pose.  One that can fit easily in his fighter and will look good outside it too.

Yeah what is up with that, I just got Anakin's starfighter and could barely fit the figure in, I'd hate to see what kids would actually do with it.

To go along with the thread I'd like to see an IG-series Lancer Droid w/ Speeder Bike. That would be nice to see. By the by, the Republic Starfighter in question (the 3 winged fighter) is called the V-19 Torrent from what I have heard.


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Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia: EU
« on: November 13, 2003, 09:13 PM »
Sure I'll go with it, since I last responded with an answer....

Which two species have similar pronounciation and spelling in their names.

(Hint: a member of one of the species can be seen in ROTJ: SE)

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Star Wars Universe / Re: OT trivia
« on: November 13, 2003, 09:11 PM »
OK new question-  

     What are the carbon freeze chambers used for primarily ( not freezing Han ;D)

For the containment of carbonite for processing and/or delivery.

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It's been awhile since I've been able to post, but I wanted to bring this up for the forumites. I'm sure everyone has already seen the news Matt posted for FFURG in regards to our December Casting Call: Vintage Power Of The Force, well her's a quick recap:



Following on the heels of last week's vintage Critique of the Week, FFURG is proud to announce the final installment in our Vintage Casting Call series with the Vintage Power Of The Force Casting Call. In 1985 when Kenner introduced the Power of the Force line it was a way to envelope the nature of all three Star Wars films and their characters into one toyline. This Casting Call is quite similar, in that it will envelope the nature of all things Star Wars not from the Original Trilogy, that being the Prequels, the Expanded Universe (novels, comics, games, cartoons, etc...) and Fan-Fiction. So get your vintage customs from Attack of the Clones, The Thrawn Trilogy, the Droids cartoon, or whatever story that isn't the Original Trilogy and get ready to submit them to us at jason@ffurg.com.

The Vintage Power Of The Force Casting Call will debut on December 20th so if you want to beat the X-Mas rush get your vintage customs in today! Also don't forget you can always send us submissions for any of our other Casting Calls, including the Vintage ones based on the Original Trilogy.


I hope to see some submissions from you all...

Happy customizing!


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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Deathstar Hall Shelf !!!!
« on: November 13, 2003, 09:05 PM »
no-wan, an awesome job on the display, nicely detailed. will you be expanding on this idea to make more of the death star? and did you think of perhaps including turbolift doors as part of this hallway? awesome stuff all around!

happy customizing!

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Valtar, good paint job on the TIE, looks more like the actual prop now. I'd suggest staying away from the missiles if you're looking to keep the TIE more movie-accurate. Did you think of placing damage on the left wing to simulate the damage wrought by the Falcon at the end of ANH?

happy customizing!

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TV-9D9 / Clone Wars toons to be 5 minutes long?
« on: November 2, 2003, 02:16 AM »
I just saw a commercial for the Clone Wars premiere on Friday and the commercial said "the 5 minute episodes begin this friday".

So is this a known change, or are they adding in 1 minute for the intro and another minute for the credits. Is the first ep just goin to be 5 minutes?

Anyone know?

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