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Re: Incom's Customs: Master Ven Zallow v2 04/03/12
« Reply #150 on: April 4, 2012, 01:32 AM »
Top-notch stuff Incom. It really is fun to see just how much better you have gotten over the years. I love the Ven Zallow's. They really are great looking figures. That Novuc figure is pretty cool too. I wonder if you could somehow sculpt some dreads for the helmeted version as well? Just hanging out the back of the helmet. It seems like he wouldn't be able to fit them all up in there. Great stuff! Keep in coming!
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Re: Incom's Customs: Master Ven Zallow v2 04/03/12
« Reply #151 on: April 5, 2012, 03:56 PM »
Thanks guys. I like that idea for Novoc's dreads, Ryan, will give it a shot once I start working on the mini dio with his son :)

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Re: Incom's Customs: Master Ven Zallow v2 04/03/12
« Reply #152 on: April 8, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Definitely liking the Ven Zallow a lot!  From a sculpting standpoint I think you really nailed him.  The armor pieces look fantastic.
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Re: Incom's Customs: Master Ven Zallow v2 04/03/12
« Reply #153 on: April 10, 2012, 04:33 PM »
Thanks Nicklab, I appreciate it  ;D

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Re: Incom's Customs: WIP update 07/07/12
« Reply #154 on: July 7, 2012, 02:45 AM »
Alright, time for a WIP update:

SA Emperor's Royal Guard WIP:

1st attempt from a year or two ago:


2012 version, using GI Joe parts for hip articulation:


Steampunk Han and Chewie, inspired by SW artist Tom Hodges:



More to come in the coming days!

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Re: Incom's Customs: WIP update 07/07/12
« Reply #155 on: July 8, 2012, 04:48 PM »
Two more updates of what's in store. I have so many projects I just hope to be able to finish a couple of them this year  :D

First up is a kit bash Durge, using parts from the different Durge figures Hasbro has put out so far. Each of them is too short in my opinion, so I made him a bit taller. He'll be part of a Clone Wars diorama, featuring the scene of him battling a group of Jedi on the moon of Ohma-D'un. Here he is stomping down on Anakin (Obi-Wan's the real victim in the scene, but he was unavailable for rehearsal...)



Apart from some work on the feet joints, the build is pretty much done.

A project that's been on the backburner for a long time is my Speeder Bike chase diorama. But I picked it up again, learned a thing or two on articulation from fellow customizer Spudafett and completed the first of five or six super articulated Biker Scouts:










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Re: Incom's Customs: female Rebel Scout 12/14/12
« Reply #156 on: December 14, 2012, 04:33 PM »
This female Endor Rebel Scout was made for the 2012 ImperialShipyards Secret Santa round.







Recipe:
- Zartana head cast by Starwarsgeek (thanks, Dave!)
- GI Joe ROC Cover Girl body
- Saga '06 Endor Luke Skywalker poncho, belt, blaster
- TAC/TLC (?) Hoth Han Solo binoculars
- blaster rifle from the parts bin

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Re: Incom's Customs: female Rebel Scout 12/14/12
« Reply #157 on: December 28, 2012, 01:41 PM »
Very creative! I love it.
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Re: Mr. Black's Customs: the hosts of C.A.F.N.! 01/07/13
« Reply #158 on: January 7, 2013, 04:01 PM »
Thanks Paul!

This is my last pair of customs I had to hold back for you, until I received confirmation of receipt  ;D As some of you may know, ImperialShipYards mods LucasClones and Tamer host the Custom Action Figure News podcast. CAFN is fast approaching the 50th episode and it's a great podcast for the customizing community. Earlier last year I decided to immortalize these two fine gents in plastic action figure form.

So, without further doo-doo, may I present two very respectable officers among the ranks of the fine Imperial navy: Chad Hitchcock and Shawn Groves!















Recipe:

Fleet Admiral Chad "LucasClones" Hitchcock:
- Admiral Ozzel body
- Galactic Marine head w/sculpted moustache
- Lt. Jundland cap

Lieutenant (Commander when wearing the armour, nice going Hasblow ;) ) Shawn "Tamer" Groves:
- VTC AT-AT Commander body and accessories
- GI Joe Chuckles head cast, supplied by DocOutlands

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Re: Mr. Black's customs: 2nd Twi'lek smuggler 06/09/13
« Reply #159 on: June 9, 2013, 05:08 PM »
Earlier this year, I got a message from a fellow who asked if I could duplicate the Twi'lek smuggler I made in 2011. I didn't have the same base body, but version 2 turned out pretty nice and somewhat different looking.











The commissioner also showed interest in an older custom of mine, a Zeltron female, and bought that as well:




More pics, including WIP shots can be seen here

Made from:
- SW Cesi Doc Eiriss: head (modified/resculpted)
- GI Joe: Resolute Baroness: body (modified chest)
- custom made double barreled blaster
- blaster from the parts bin

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Re: Mr. Black's customs: 2nd Twi'lek smuggler 06/09/13
« Reply #160 on: June 10, 2013, 02:59 AM »
Wow, that's well done!  Awesome custom dude.
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Re: Mr. Black's customs: Ven Zallow v3
« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2014, 06:46 AM »
Back in 2010 I made a commissioned diorama of the duel between Darth Malgus and Jedi Master Ven Zallow. Later on, I was asked to make another Ven Zallow and last year again someone wanted me to make a custom figure of this character.

Version 3 is quite different from the first two. The client wanted quite a few changes, most notably on the armour. This is the reference pic:



And this is the custom figure:











Parts used:
- Resolute Duke: head, resculpted the hair
- ROC Duke in RIA suit: upper body, upper arms. Custom made chest belt, sculpted device
- ROC Ripcord in RIA suit: shoulder armour (connects with neo magnets), lower arms (sculpted gauntlets), hands
- 25th Destro Iron Grenadier: lower body, sculpted armour
- 25th Zartan: upper legs, sculpted armour
- Cobra Commander in Battle Armour: knees
- 25th Wraith: lower legs, feet
- Order 66 Mace Windu: cloak w/shortened sleeves
- lightsaber from the parts bin, blade and hilt connect with neo magnets

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Re: Mr. Black's customs: Ven Zallow v3 and Rachi Sitra
« Reply #162 on: January 19, 2014, 07:32 AM »
This is a follow up from the same client who commissioned the Twi'lek smuggler. Turned out to be a very fun project to work on, with quite a bit more sculpting than anticipated at first.

Rachi Sitra is a Twi'lek character from the SW Galaxies Trading Card game: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rachi_Sitra











Parts used:
- ROC Cover girl: head, sculpted lekku / arms, sculpted sleeves and gauntlets / lower body, sculpted waist band
- 25th. Scarlett: upper body, resculpted
- ROC Baroness: legs
- TAC Juno Eclipse: feet
- various pieces of Jedi softgoods
- lightsaber from the parts bin, blade and hilt connect with neo magnets

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Re: Mr. Black's customs: Ven Zallow v4 update
« Reply #163 on: April 1, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Already working on a fourth Ven Zallow. Here's a wip shot of the fourth version of Ven. This time I'll sculpt his shin armour as well, instead of just using the lower legs of that GI Joe Wraith figure.