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Re: Brent's Customs - Updated 11/7 Kubrick Diorama
« on: December 31, 2005, 12:05 PM »
I've been posting over at Galactic Hunter for a while but I just saw a link to this web community.  It looks like you have a very active Customs group.  I thought I'd share some of my custom creations.  I just started customizing figures this year (about 6 months ago).  I've been having a blast with my new hobby.  I've been getting a lot of advice from Gregorbian and others at the GH site.

I started this year with the standard clone repaints:





These were made before the actual figures became available.

I've also made a few clone commanders:






I've recently started working away from the clones too.  Here's my first shot at Quinlan Vos:


and General Kenobi



I've got more in the works.

I've actually sold and traded away several of my original customs.  Its been a good way to break into the hobby as it helps cover some of the bills when starting out.


« Last Edit: November 9, 2007, 06:05 PM by BrentS »

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2005, 12:11 PM »
Welcome aboard and what a great introduction! You have excellent painting skills.
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 01:13 PM »
Welcome aboard. Did those red and blue clones start out painted red and blue or did you start from scratch? Nice Fox.
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005, 06:00 PM »
As Phruby and Anton said, welcome aboard!  Any friend of Gregorbian's is a friend of mine.   :)

These are some great custom clones, especially since you just started customizing - simply amazing.  You already look like you have the skills of a veteran customizer.  The paint applications are very well done, especially on the Shocktroopers and the 501st clones.  I think your 501st ones look much better than what Hasbro put out.

Again, welcome here, make yourself at home, check out some of the other threads here and the photonovel section up above too.  Feel free to keep showing your work and let us know what you think of our stuff too.

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005, 06:13 PM »
Holy crap!
Nice Shock troopers and 501st, you obviously have painting tallent.
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005, 06:30 PM »
Thanks for all the compliments.  To answer Mr. Phruby's question, all of those clones started out at #41s and were made before the Jedi Assault, Tactical Ops, or Shocktroopers were officially released.

I used to paint a lot in high school but I really got away from it. I went to Celebration III this year (my first SW fan convention) and was really really intrigued by the customization and diorama exhibits.  I knew I wanted to take a crack at it when I had the time. 

My biggest personal limitation is that I'm color blind  :o   So I'm constantly asking others for help with colors, etc.  Thats one of the reasons I haven't veered much away from the simple colored clones.  The Game Wizard paints help because their colors are pretty self explanatory (for the most part).  If you ever see one of my customs and the color seems off - make sure you let me know  ;)

I've also done some playing around with Sculpy (Cody's Visor, various packs and pouches) and even casting resin parts (Fox's helmet).  I've got a lot of ideas but not a lot of time to work on them.

Thanks again for the compliments.  The skills I see on this forum are amazing.

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005, 06:39 PM »
For someone that is color blind, I'm even more amazed - for the record, all of your colors look perfect.

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 06:51 PM »
pretty cool I like the troops and jedi!  8) I think the shocktroopers are my favorite though.  You did the hip lines really well. can't wait to see that vos finished. Welcome to the boards!!!
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #8 on: January 2, 2006, 12:33 PM »
I thought these looked familiar  ;)
Welcome to JD!  ;D  The customs community is a bit more active here than at GH (I think all of the main customizers on the GH customs boards also post here).  I'm sure you'll feel right at home here  ;D
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #9 on: January 2, 2006, 01:58 PM »
Good work. All the clones look like production figures, though the 212th airborne trooper seems odd.
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #10 on: January 2, 2006, 04:58 PM »
nice customs


almost professionnal looking

the vos fig should look less bald inho, but then agen kolar's hair piece is an neat idea
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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #11 on: January 2, 2006, 05:02 PM »
I'm a fan of all your customs, save for the attempt at Vos. He looks bad to me, is all. I think you would have better results if you got a different head, and tried somthing that way. Maybe also sculpting the bands he has on his hands and hair as well. :)

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #12 on: January 2, 2006, 07:50 PM »
I'm a fan of all your customs, save for the attempt at Vos. He looks bad to me, is all. I think you would have better results if you got a different head, and tried somthing that way. Maybe also sculpting the bands he has on his hands and hair as well. :)

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I actually sold this Vos on eBay a while ago.  But I think you are right.  Thyere is something off about the head/hair.  I still like the choice of Agen Kolar but I needed to add some more hair to the front - like bangs or something.  I'm going to try this guy again sometime.  I was happy with the choice of the clone wars Anakin body but I should also add some "weathering" to him too so that he really looks like he was through the Wars.  Thanks for the honest criticism.

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #13 on: January 2, 2006, 08:39 PM »
No problem. Honesty comes by the truckload here at JediDefender. :)

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Re: New Community Member - a few customs
« Reply #14 on: January 3, 2006, 03:00 PM »
first of all welcome aboard!  :)

the shocktroopers and 501st look amazing as everyone else said. the weathering is nice and the lines are clean and crisp, especially the chest design on the 501st. the colors look great - no one would ever know you are color-blind.

the cape on the clone Obi-Wan is a little awkward. i would maybe try sculpting two small little "buttons"/clasps on the outside of the cape to add the "chain" to so it fits the cape a little better. i do like the soft goods addition.

i look forward to seeing more of your work.