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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2006, 12:16 PM »
Awesome work on the Sith Jawa, I think Jawas are underrepresented in the customs world, so it's always good to see a new version!  I am trying to figure out how to make a properly scaled super-articulated version...
I think that breather/translator is a nice touch - it gives him a touch of Darth Vader.  I don't know if you should use it as a translator though - for me at least, the "UTINNI!" is one of the fundamental characterstics of Jawas  :P

I love that Tusken Raider War Chief!  I agree with In Rem, there are going to be tons of copycats/inspired people using your figure as a model.  The softgoods are really well done.  For the bandolier/harness - if you can't find any Wookiee Warrior bandoliers, you might be able to glue a cut-up piece of rubber band to the create the full bandolier.
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2006, 01:45 PM »
Those are most impressive!

What hue of red did you use for the shocktroopers?
All of them are good, but I specially  like your Enchanted Blue clones.


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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2006, 02:58 AM »
The sith jawa looks like one mean little SOB I like the way you've done him and the sand trooper just looks awesome especially with teh cloth and chains.

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2006, 12:18 AM »
Hemble - thanks for the kind words.  Everytime I look at the Jawa I can't help but smile.  I'm still not sure he's believable as a Sith but he was fun none-the-less.

Errex - I used Citadel Paints - it is the "Blood Red" color

Greg - your Sith Jawa inspired me :)

As far as the Bandolier goes, I think I may try to piece together another portion of a tusken raider.  I'll post an update when I get it.

....... in the meantime, I've been mulling around a Photonovel idea.  I've put a preview pic in the photonovel thread.

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2006, 10:33 AM »
Photonovel??  Awesome.  I'll check out your preview.   :)

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2006, 09:59 PM »
Wow that tusken is just great he looks right out of Kotor 1 he has that ancient sandpeople outfit look to him, The jawa is great to, Im gonna have to do a Jawa Jedi becasue of your inspiration and gregs.. :D

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2006, 02:13 AM »
Smartypants - thanks for the compliments.  I hadn't thought about the KOTOR angle but you are right.


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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2006, 02:14 AM »
Well, I've made some progress with my "newbie" casting attempts.  I've had some mixed sucess/failure.  I've been snapping pictures of my in progress but I'm too tired to get the uploaded, cropped, etc etc.  Maybe tomorrow I'll show off what I've got.

Updated on Sunday afternoon.....

Here are some photos of pieces that I've cast.

Captain Typho heads.  These are pretty much usuable "as is"


Alien head for upcoming challenge, he needs some basic clean-up and I need to cut away his sprew hole.


Beehive Clone Helmet - needs a little clean up.  I may sand it down and make a new mold using this.  I did the best I could making that helmet from sculpy.


and finally, some really really bad Rykrof heads  ??? :o ??? :o  Obviously these need some work.




« Last Edit: February 26, 2006, 03:12 PM by BrentS »

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2006, 03:55 PM »
bumb to show new casting images  ;)

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2006, 04:25 PM »
Good stuff, Brent.

I want to see you use that Rykrof head on the right... could be a hillbilly cousin of Rykrof's or something :P

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2006, 04:30 PM »
So far people really like that grossly deformed Rykrof.  Maybe I'll try to use it as my entry to the Monthly Challenge :)

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2006, 04:39 PM »
Name him Clee Tous Enloe... make him a regional peace officer in the Hazz Urd sector on Naboo. :P


Mah cuz'n's Rykrof Enloe... so don't call me dipstick!
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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/17
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2006, 04:41 PM »
I wanted to give a quick update on some WIPs that I whipped out this afternoon (ha!).

First up a Jedi Knight for my upcoming Photonovel.  His name is tentatively Rey Shaa.  I hope to make him my "hero" character even if he's not the star of the first couple of entries.  Obviously, his head was the source of part of my casting experiments (one that worked okay).  I just had to dremel into the head to make it ball jointed.  I had to trim up the neck joint as well.  I think I'm going to paint him as a Caucasian so as to further differentiate him from Typho.  I had a surprisingly hard time to get this figure to stand up right.  Has anyone else had problems with Pilot Obi-Wan in terms of standing?  His left foot needed to be bent pretty good.




Next up, a young Darth Sidious.  He still needs some work but for now he's a head that I got from my custom fodder from Adam (I'm pretty sure its Dutch Vander) and Sidious evolutions body.  I need to do something to match the hands with the face, or maybe use black "gloves".  I also want to give him a cape or robe.  Do you think this head works for a young Palpatine.  I think it does.


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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/26 - WIPs- Jedi and Sidious
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2006, 07:10 PM »
the far left rykrof head will be useable if you just fill in his chin with some modeling epoxy.

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Re: Brent's Customs - Update 2/26 - WIPs- Jedi and Sidious
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2006, 07:15 PM »
Well BrentS you arent alone with the pilot obi-wan.
He can barely stand up on a base too.

I like your young palpatine, never thought I'd see anything that original!  :o
Really cool and yes it looks like a young palpy.
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