Author Topic: Daigo-Bah's Customs (8/4)  (Read 16215 times)

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Re: 12" upgrades I've been busy with...
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Nice to see you over here Daigo-Bah! :) Long time no see.

I really don't collect 12" so I'm not too sure what ll the originals look like, but what I can tell you did a great job on them. I think that ROTJ luke's saber looks a tad thick, but it still looks great. I hope we see more of your fine work here. :)
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Re: 12" upgrades I've been busy with...
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2005, 11:47 PM »
Another good ROTJ Luke Hilt to use is the one from the Darth Vader Etrl model kit. Even though it is Vader it comes with a Luke  Hilt and it is spot on for the scale need for the 12" line.
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Re: 12" upgrades I've been busy with...
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2005, 01:59 AM »
I'm not much into the 12" figures, but that Jedi Luke is blowing me away. Daigo-bah, are the clothes from a pre-existing Jedi Luke or did you modify other clothes or make your own?

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Re: 12" upgrades I've been busy with...
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2005, 11:16 AM »
Thanks again, everyone!  Corran, the Jedi Luke outfit (and his head) is the one underneath the vested POTF2 Luke with bone.  All clothing are the original outfits.  What I did alter are the saber hilts: I cut off the large hook loops and replaced them with thin metal rings, spraypainted chrome where needed, and cut apart the Ben and Jedi Luke sabers and replaced the thick parts with a coffee-stirring straw (just as in the FX sabers, the shaft has to be thick enough to accommodate the saber itself, making it less film-accurate).  Oh, and JediJayBird, the Ben cloak is indeed the one that came with the Saga Ben (as is everything else about the figure).
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Re: 12" upgrades I've been busy with...
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2005, 11:38 AM »
I was actually thinking of the '95 or '96 12" Obi-Wan… that one had a more yellow/brown robe. I forgot all about the Saga version. :-[
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AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2005, 10:12 PM »
I did this several months ago, and wanted to show you guys.  It is the POTF2 vehicle with several changes made including additions of foamies and foamcore pieces.  I have a comparison pic to the regular vehicle to show you the difference.  By the way, the bottom 3 pics are before I added any weathering, hence the clean look.  Enjoy!









Here is an example of how I used the foamies:

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Re: AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2005, 10:16 PM »
Man, that looks much better, great job!  When you say "foamies" what do you mean?  Are you referring to foamcore?
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Re: AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2005, 10:46 PM »
Yeah, he means foamcore.  He's a master with the stuff.

I still can't get over how much better this looks that Hasbro's version.  It's a night and day comparison.  I remember seeing some in progress pics, but not the final result until now.

Do you have any pics of it with the added weathering?

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Re: AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2005, 10:50 PM »
I remeber seeing this on RS awhile back befroe I got banned. This is one of my favorite custom vehicles around. The scal eis much better and the detail on that thing is amazing. I think that it could use a wash or two to help show it off even better. I know the bottom 3 are the clean ones but I think it still looks too clean in the top picture. It really doesn't have to be to heavy it is almost there.

I'm really glad to see your work again.  :)
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Re: AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2005, 10:00 AM »
Thanks guys- my picture taking skills have improved since these pics; the AT-ST is weathered better than that top pic shows, due to the flash.  By the way, although foamcore was used in thickening the legs of the vehicle, the foamies that I used in the head are actually not foamcore, but thin sheets of flexible foam only (without the posterboard component).  These are sheets for .50 or so at most craft places, and are much thinner than foamcore, but still durable enough to hold up and not buckle in the places used.  Note the width of it in the front windows or by the chin gun:

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Re: AT-ST upgrade for 4" scale
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2005, 03:25 PM »
that is really awesome.  i've seen that foam stuff before and i've been wondering how well it works, but haven't gotten around to trying it out myself.  it's good to see that it works very well, and i'll be buying lots of it when i'm ready to start doing more larger scale customs.  did you change the angle of the legs?  they look to be higher than the original.  do you have any close ups of what you added to the legs to make them beefier?  once again awesome and i wish more people did vehicle customs besides repaints.
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Ewok catapult (with real twigs!)
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2005, 06:46 PM »
One benefit of pine twigs littering the backyard are the various customs that result!  Here is an Ewok catapult I made from cleaning some twigs and hot-gluing and wrapping them with brown string.





It is non-working, by the way :P
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Re: Ewok catapult (with real twigs!)
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2005, 06:58 PM »
How long ago did you make this?  I seem to have seen it before.

It looks great, I would love to see it in a diorama with your awesome AT-ST.

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Re: Ewok catapult (with real twigs!)
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2005, 07:39 PM »
I think I remember this too, and it is just as cool as I remember it. I'd love to see it in a dio with some ewoks and your At-ST, too. :)
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Re: Ewok catapult (with real twigs!)
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2005, 07:49 PM »
Oh man, that's really neat! Looks like something straight out of Endor!