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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - Feb 15 - RC:Communications Specialist new pic
« Reply #240 on: February 15, 2007, 07:53 PM »
I like it a lot, especially the visor.  What kind/brand of paint did you use for the white?  I always have a problem when I paint white over a dark color, and I get frustrated and it ususally winds up back in the fodder bin  :(  I would suggest attaching something like the Obi pilot headset to the helmet, not all of it just the antenae part.
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - Feb 15 - RC:Communications Specialist new pic
« Reply #241 on: February 16, 2007, 03:42 PM »
Thank you for the suggestion. I think I might try to add some more antennas on him. For all my paint I use Apple Barrel or Folk Art from Walmart's crafts section. I've got a Titanium White that I mostly use and then also a Misty White that I mix with the other one sometimes, for no reason at all. On white over dark I usually do like 3 or 4 coats, but sand down after each coat to make sure there isn't too many unwanted bumps or build ups of white paint. Just enough to be all white.
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs
« Reply #242 on: February 22, 2007, 03:36 PM »
Hey guys,

Don't freak out about this not being starwars related. I'm working on a project for one of my classes for Romeo and Juliet. I'm doing 2 things for this project - A little sculpey scene and hopefully 2 regular sized figures FIXITed and painted up to be Romeo and Juliet.

So onto the question, what figures do you think I should use as the bases? Articulation isn't really a big deal. In fact, I'll probably FIXIT or Sculpey over the joints before I paint the figures anyways. I just need a generic figure that might work as a base for Romeo and one for Juliet. If you have any ideas, please post them. Ideas for in scale swords or other props would also be great.

Oh, and if you have any full body shots of some of the actors in in costume from the 1968 film, or costumes by themselves from that movie, or even just a full body shot of something Romeo and Juliet might have worn in the play, it'd be a big help.

Thanks everyone.



EDIT: Got help on yakface with the stuff above.
Update on my customs, in order of me wanting to complete them first to last:
1. Romeo and Juliet (might opt to just go with the sculpey scene and no 3 3/4inch figure.
2. UGP Bith figures
3. Finishing up repaints of about 20 felucia troops and Bly and Deviss and so on.
4. The last Commando in my squad of 4. I'll get pics of the other 3 up soon.
5. Finish up sculpting my second ARC. I've got a lot of work to do, using FIXIT. This one will be much better than my first, and it uses a Ep 2 comm. tin trooper as the base. Then I'll have to paint it and dullcoat and get pics.
6. Paint up 2 casts of the Parjai helm to use on my older customs where I used a sculpted Parjai Helm.
7. Might use some acetone to get off the crappy weathering on Delta Squad and try my hand at weathering them.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 03:24 PM by CommanderKorbra »
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - 2 new republic commandos
« Reply #243 on: February 25, 2007, 04:39 PM »
New Picture at bottom of this post

Just a few words and pictures of work on my custom 4 man squad of republic commandos. When all 4 are completed, I'll give them weapons and names and a squad name and stuff. For now, just check out the figures and forget anything about a back story ;)

Not only have I updated everyone's visors to have the same color glow, I've updated the squad's communications man to have an antenna and I redid his pack to match the rest of the squad's packs. Here are two pictures of what I'm talking about.





I've finished the squad's sniper as seen in the following pictures.








This is the squad's heavy ordinance/demolitions expert.








Thanks for looking, please post your comments, good, bad, both, whatever you feel like :) I also apologize if the pictures are too big for you. I'm just trying this new way of taking and uploading the pictures, and this way seems to be the best for seeing the details of my customs, at the expense of being a bit too big. Let me know if it screws up your monitor or makes the page load too slow.




New Picture, smaller, and showing all of the squad so far:
« Last Edit: February 27, 2007, 04:36 PM by CommanderKorbra »
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 3 - Felucia
« Reply #244 on: April 28, 2007, 08:27 AM »
Tried to post, but my pictures didn't work. I might have to reload them and try posting again later. Sorry
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|Commanders|
Well, here they are. Finally. I didn't get much response when I showed these to people I knew off the internet. Probably because they can't see what other collectors and customizers can see in terms of little details and what kind of work you have to do to get a certain look. For this squad, I chose a black grimy wash with a little bit of gray and white drybrushing on the colored parts of the armor and pauldrens. Every one of the members of this squad was weathered using the same techniques, but at different times, so none of the battle damage should match up. I'm very happy with these, they look so great standing on my shelf by Aayla. First, we have Commander Bly with a brown stripe and completely repainted helmet. Next is Commander Devis with a slightly changed red colored armor and an extra stripe on his feet like seen in the picture of him.




« Last Edit: June 3, 2007, 09:41 AM by CommanderKorbra »
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 3 - Felucia
« Reply #245 on: June 3, 2007, 09:42 AM »
|Evo Grunts|
Next are the 5 Evo grunts, all with a reddish orangeish brown colored pauldren like in the movie. I removed some stipes and made other stripes bigger on these evo grunts to match the other grunts better. In the pictures, their heads are turned around so that the chin isn't poking out.






|Special Grunts|
Next are the three regular grunts with yellow thigh armor. In real life, these are the bodies from the extra Commander Bly figures, and a SA#41 helm painted up. For purposes of my little explanation, lets just say they are a slightly specialized group of grunts under Bly's command. These guys all have yellow pauldrens. One of them is the squad's sniper.



« Last Edit: June 3, 2007, 09:43 AM by CommanderKorbra »
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 3 - Felucia
« Reply #246 on: June 3, 2007, 09:47 AM »
|Generic Grunts|
Then there are 6 plain ole grunts, two of them with reddish orangeish brown pauldrens. These are just regular 327th corps members under Bly's command.








If you'd like any more pictures or have questions, please ask. And please spill out ANY comments you have. Thanks!

*Oh yea and my newest custom Felucia troop will be posted soon. I'm also working on some mercenaries and an ARC trooper. A couple mandalorians are planned out. And I apologize for dropping off the face of the customizing world, but I'm back into it hardcore for at least 3 months now. Yay :)
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 3 - Felucia
« Reply #247 on: June 17, 2007, 06:44 PM »
Hey all. This is my newest custom. Just a pretty simple repaint of last year's Boba Fett figure. I did do a lot of drybrushing on him though. Look forward to a star corps airborne trooper and a few alien mandos from me in the near future.

 
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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 23 - Rodian Mando
« Reply #248 on: June 23, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Here is my latest mandalorian. I'd done plenty of human male mandalorians... a few human female mandalorians... even a human kid mando. But this is my first alien species mando. A little sculpting went into this custom, and an entire repaint. Hope you like. Oh and by the way, that isn't a regular sword. It is made of mandalorian iron which is why it stopped the jedi's lightsaber blade.





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Re: CommanderKorbra' Customs - June 23 - Rodian Mando
« Reply #249 on: June 23, 2007, 05:47 PM »
 8) COOLIES!! Great Idea! ;D
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs - June 27 - Felucia Parjai trooper
« Reply #250 on: June 27, 2007, 02:17 PM »
Thank ya Deanna!

reposted from the other customizing forums:
Hey guys, just a very simple 100% repaint I did while working on another nonhuman mandalorian. I know you can still see the blue joints, but it's not that big a deal to me lol.
This dude is just a parjai trooper for Bly's legion. In the last pic you can see him standing with his general, commander, and a few fellow troopers








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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs - June 27 - Felucia Parjai trooper
« Reply #251 on: June 27, 2007, 09:23 PM »
Great colors on the rodian mando, great job.

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs - June 27 - Felucia Parjai trooper
« Reply #252 on: June 28, 2007, 09:47 AM »
Dude, don't give Hasbro ideas, you know they're going to make this one. :-X

Looks perfect though! ;D
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs - June 27 - Felucia Parjai trooper
« Reply #253 on: June 29, 2007, 08:25 AM »
Thanks you two  ;D

And lol Anton you are probably right about Hasbro making one of these guys now.
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs - July 2 - WOOKIEE MANDALORIAN!
« Reply #254 on: July 2, 2007, 09:00 PM »
This is a mandalorian who is a wookiee. He was adopted into a clan of mandalorians after a small fight between the mandos and some wookiees. He was very very young at the time and grew up learning much about the mandalorian culture, not basic wookiee culture. He has a ton of experience in many different situations. If you are going into a war, you want him to be right behind you.

A lot of time and effort went into this custom. It gave me something fun and not too strenuous to do while recovering from getting my wisdom teeth yanked out. I really enjoyed working on this custom so I hope it shows through, even with the crappy pictures. I chose the colors I did for a couple reasons - I liked the color contrast. I didn't have a mandalorian with these colors. And finally, they were the colors of my high school. Let me know if you have any questions and please post any comments you guys have. Good or bad, helpful or not ;)

Since there are many pictures this time, just click the one below to go to the webshots folder I made and look at the rest. Thanks

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