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Dimes Customs Update XI: Force Adept Assassin
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:31 AM »
My Wizards of the Coast SW Minis customs. yahoo.

This is an early custom of a  Republic Commando i did. I used a dengar body and a clone sgt. head. I was going for a bulkier armor for him. I think he is too dark a grey. I actually planned on doing another 3 but scratched the idea. I use him in the SW RPG now for random characters and such.




Mandalorian Commando. All I did was repaint it and add a Jango Fett Head. I like how he came out. Its more dull in life btw. (damn flash camera)

I was thinking of adding some grey to its stomach area under the arms. It loosk like there are lines for a breastplate. It would probably look better with less blue there too. what do you think guys?


« Last Edit: June 18, 2006, 05:16 PM by Dimetrodon »

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 02:00 AM »
I can't even imagine the difficulty in painting something that small! Nice work!

I think your ideas for the Mandalorian are good ones. What figure is that originally?

LOVE the commando! Do the others!

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 04:14 AM »
Thanks.

It's not too difficult to paint in such small detail, more or less you need small brushes and a semi steady hand. practice is good. these guys are usually around an inch and half to two inches tall. My guesstimate based on calculations is a 1/52 scale. very odd indeed.

The Mandalorian Commando is based off the original red guy to his right. A "Seperatist Commando" We all originally thought it looked a lot like a deathwatchmen (a specific sect of the mandalorians. its helmet is similar) But it is actually 90% like the Jabiimi seperatists. The Nimbus Commandos, they fought int he battle of Jabiim against the republic. They also had jumpjet boots which were cool. I don't have any pictures though, sorry.

and well, I can't do mroe commandos actually. my extra Dengars are traded away except for two of them. so I couldn't make a full squad.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 04:24 AM »
The Nimbus troops were pretty cool. One day I have to make them, and all the Padawans from the Jabiim story.

I hope you come across more Dengars one day and finish the squad.  ;)

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 10:40 AM »
Very cool man!  Love these.  They look very nice and well painted.  I think the blue on the guy on the left is just fine.

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 01:03 AM »
I'm still somewhat partial too it, may or may not change it. I dunno.

I have a lot of projects int he works as far as these guys go.

most are repaints, soem are retools.

I need to borrow my friends camera, then I can get up pics of the repainted bossk (a trandoshan slaver now) and my in the works weequay.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005, 12:27 AM »
Do you do muhc 3-3/4" stuff anymore, or just sticking to the minis for now?

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 03:15 AM »
I honestly can't say I'm much of a minature fan, but you did a great job on the paints at that scale. The visors and the belt buck;es are the most impressive. Great detail on such a small piece. :)
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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #8 on: May 1, 2005, 03:33 PM »
Do you do much 3-3/4" stuff anymore, or just sticking to the minis for now?

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Customs, not really. I don't have much fodder to make anything interesting. But enough parts to make something weird. (lots of heads, hands, coats and junk)
I haven't bought many of the 4 inch figures either. Been buying the minis since back in October or so. I get random figures though. Shaak Ti, Plo Koon, Senate Guards and Grievous stuff.

The miniatures are cool to just look at, (to me anyway) but theres also the game behind them skirmish abttle stuff. it's cool. Kinda like an insane chess where everyone is the queen. I also use them for the RPG, as game aids on maps we have. The helmet on that mandalorian guy was hard tot do, took a few tries. i also changed the color from blue to red. But it worked out in the end.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #9 on: May 1, 2005, 08:57 PM »
Don't stay out of the 3-3/4" customs game too long Dimetrodon!  The minis are very cool, but I really like your work at the custom alliance, and can't wait until you make some new ones.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005, 06:49 PM »
Found the dinosaurs I as talking about.

Also the link to my stuff at the Customs Alliance
http://www.thecustomalliance.com/weiner/default.asp

A Euplocephalus from the dollar bin, and a Velociraptor from jurassic park. both repaints and nothing more.
Nothing too special either, but the limitations are due to the sculpt.







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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2005, 07:04 PM »
You know I love that raptor.

I'm gonna pick up the re-release and make myself a similar one.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2005, 08:48 PM »
Wow, you're really getting good at painting Dimetrodon.  That Raptor looks damn evil!  And ready to chow down on a park tourist.

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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2005, 02:16 AM »
Nice paintjobs!
I like the miniatures, great job on those!  I used to paint Warhammer miniatures so I know how hard it is to paint things that are that small and detailed ;D
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Re: Dimetrodons Customs Area
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2005, 09:05 PM »
Thanks!

I'm going to be getting up more minis soon, I've been cutting things up and re making some guys, so there will be fun for all.  :o