Author Topic: ~ magillafett's customs ~ UPDATED 1/4/06  (Read 5612 times)

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Re: My first attempt at a vintage-style custom
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2005, 01:35 AM »
It does my heart proud to see someone take a knife to socialist pansy Alan Alda. Now if only someone could go to work on BJ Honeycutt...  ;D

Seriously though, this is a nice custom! It captures the vintage style nicely, and as an added bonus, this guy can sit down in a natural position, something none of the original vintage Kenner figures could do! 

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Re: My first attempt at a vintage-style custom
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2005, 11:41 AM »
I'm not a fan of the vintage like too much, but this is a nice fun custom.  I like how you used a vintage MASH figure for him.  It's a good match.

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Re: My first attempt at a vintage-style custom
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2005, 01:04 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

There's one thing I forgot to add to the first post:

Since some of the vintage Kenner figures used the production nicknames for the actual character names, I have decided to dub this figure Croc Man.

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Re: My first attempt at a vintage-style custom
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2005, 01:09 PM »
Mag, i think this is a nice figure. If i may suggest anything, it would be to smooth/ sand the areas where the parts are glued together.
For example the wrist's dont line up exactly, but sanding it so that the edges are closer would do wonders. It would take the custom to the next level.


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~ magillafett's customs ~ UPDATED 10/27
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2005, 03:06 PM »
This link contains my customs so far:

My customs

Tell me what you think, and if you have any suggestions or criticism, I would be glad to hear them. ;D
« Last Edit: October 27, 2005, 06:55 PM by magillafett »

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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2005, 03:33 PM »
Zoiks!  Look at this guy!



That's an interesting concept, and makes him look like he's seen a lot of action!  I would suggest painting the Grievous parts a different color so they don't look like they came from him.

And the hat... good idea, but I think maybe it's too recognizable as a waist piece from another figure (Lak Sivrak?).

Keep up the customs... I'd like to see you post each one individually in this thread, and post a description/name for each one.

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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2005, 04:09 PM »
Ok, I'll do that. Thanks CHEWIE!

First of all, this is a Wookiee Bounty Hunter that I made mostly from those crappy Battle Pack parts. :P The only parts that aren't from the Battle Pack are the hat and the weapon, which are from Lak and the AT-RT driver respectively. I call him Regnig.


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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2005, 04:10 PM »
And this one is Yoda vs. a 501st Clone. The clone is custom painted, and it was made by cutting the lightsaber in two and gluing the parts to either side. It was also my first custom.


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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2005, 04:11 PM »
And this is my second custom; Obi-Wan slicing through a 501st. The Clone was painted and then sawed and part of it was glued back together.


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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2005, 04:14 PM »
This is my WIP Obi-Wan in Clone Armor from the Clone Wars cartoon. It was made using an AT-TE Tank Gunner's body and the Battle Pack head, cloak and helmet. I cut the neck post thing down and cut out the chest piece from the cloak (I'm still working on doing that actually :P).


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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2005, 04:16 PM »
And finally, my first vintage style custom, Hrchek Kal Fas, the Trandoshan from Mos Eisley Cantina. It's from Bossk's head and hands and a MASH Hawkeye body.


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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2005, 04:20 PM »
Wow, I really like the Obi Wan cutting up the Clone... I think that with Obi Wan's poseability, you could make it a little more action packed even.  Also, seeing that you did such a good job on painting the Clone, I think you could add just a bit of weathering to Obi Wan.

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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2005, 04:52 PM »
Hmmm, yeah, but I'm not sure how I would weather Obi. Any tips? :P

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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2005, 04:55 PM »
Sure!  See this one that I made?  Ignore the clone armor, and focus on the Jedi clothes... I just did a slight wash, and a little dry brushing.  Nothing too major, but adds a little bit of realism.



Or like on this figure - on the "grooves" of the chest on this figure, a little bit of paint adds some depth to the sculpt.



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Re: ~ magillafett's customs ~
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2005, 04:59 PM »
Wow. It's the little details that make a figure. Maybe that's why I like yours so much?

Either way, I'll try that technique a little later. Thanks for the help!