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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2006, 12:04 PM »
Hang on guys, its hard to type with my jaw on the floor. :o :o

Wow! That is excellent work Ben. You know with that kind of talent you really should be working for hasbro. That sculpt is dead on perfect.

BrentS Saxter is excellent. That hulk body really works with that head. Excellent job.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2006, 01:42 PM »
Ben: excellent!  Man, you actually scratch make those!?  I gotta ask though, do you cut the legs and arms off and articulate them or is it gonna be one piece?

BrentS: I used to customize wwe figures and that looks really good!  I thought about using a wrestler for a base as well. 


I'm kinda busy tryin to get the casting and molding thing down, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this month yet.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2006, 03:54 PM »
I am actually confused about what we are doing. Are we doing Star Wars or something else? If we are doing Star Wars are we doing charaters that were in that one arena in the clone wars cartoon?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2006, 04:07 PM »
Hi babyjawa,

Lets see I can clear this up for you. The theme for this month is Gladiators. That's it, nothing specific other than make a gladiator figure that could fight in a gladiator style arena. Some example were a clone trooper decked out with spikes and chainmail armor and with swords and nets and so on. Another example would be one of the creatures in arena in the Clone Wars cartoon. The other example would be to find a star wars charater and deck him/ her for battle in the Colosium. I picked the Psadan to be my gladiator because I was looking through my Essential guide of species and thought he looked cool as a gladiator. The point of this excerise it to have fun and be creative with your designs. No limitation are set.

So, go..., go now..., go make a custum gladiator so you to can do battle for I am the Govonator ;D ;D ;D!

All kidding aside, I hope this helps,

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2006, 04:24 PM »
I read about that species in the guide the day before you posted it. They are cool.

I am going to try to enter, but have no idea of what to do. If I manage to do something it would probably be from that arena. I wouldn't be able to find any in that though. Hmm...



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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2006, 05:02 PM »
This may be a lot of help to you all making the Rattatak gladiators from the cartoons:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cauldron
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2006, 07:25 PM »
Ok, I am entering. I found out what I am going to do and have already started.  I just hope that I can finish in time.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2006, 05:26 PM »
I have mine done, mostly done anyway. Ive got a few touches to make on him, hopefully Ill be finished by the weekend.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2006, 10:56 AM »
I just started on mine.  Do we HAVE to have them done by the end of the month or can they be posted after?
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2006, 11:04 AM »
Most people try to have them done by the end of the month, but if you post it a few days into the next month, you wouldn't be the first one to be a little late.   ;)

I've been so swamped at work that I haven't had much time to get started on this one... I may have to sit out this month again.   :-\
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2006, 09:04 PM »
Jeff and anyone who might be on the fence on this one, I hope you can enter into it, even if it's something like a simple parts swap, there might be something out there that you can find in another toy line that will work.  I made mine in just 5 minutes tonight with luck of finding a base figure that I thought worked out well for the looking I was going for.

PROTARR THE GLADIATOR



head - ROTS Ask Aak
rest - LOTR Frodo in Orc Armor

Maybe he's a "Graniator" - cheesy, I know.   :P

Simple, I know... just thought the parts looked good together.  Since I can't sculpt or cast, I just buy lots of fodder during collecting "dry spells."  Customizing is what really interests me in the hobby for the most part anyway.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2006, 10:10 PM »
Tusken (Kick your ass with a bone) Raider

Tusken Ambush for head and legs
Chap Mei Pirates torso, which oddly enough popped into place on the tusken waist.
Massif chain



I know my pictures are blurry, sorry can not figure out camera.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2006, 11:16 PM »
Chewie - I think Protarr looks really good.  I've been eyeing the LOTR figures thinking their must be a use for them (especially Golem).  I think this figure looks good.  My only complaint would be the feet.  I'm wondering if those would be the proper feet for a Gran (is that species name, I always forget).

Tophanan - I like the tusken - I've been on a tusken kick recently.  Looks like the parts match very well together.  I'm not sure about the white ring around the neck, what is that?
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2006, 11:25 PM »
It's a wrap around his neck. I know it sticks out compared to the rest of the figure. I debated painting it to match the torso but decided to leave it alone.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 12: Gladiators
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2006, 10:46 AM »
where did you find the chap mei pirates figures anyways? 
The customs look good boys!
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