Author Topic: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 07/04/06  (Read 21235 times)

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14430
    • View Profile
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2005, 04:00 PM »
Ooooo!  Gonna try a photonovel?  Do it!  Do it!  Jedidefender is quickly becoming the home of photonovels, which is a good thing. 

 :P

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2005, 04:03 PM »
Ooooo!  Gonna try a photonovel?  Do it!  Do it!  Jedidefender is quickly becoming the home of photonovels, which is a good thing. 

 :P

haha, ok ok!  As soon as I finish some customs I'm working on, it's photonovel time! ;D
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14430
    • View Profile
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2005, 04:53 PM »
Awesome - I bet you do a great job.   :)

 :P

Offline crazy about Clones

  • Youngling
  • *
  • Posts: 93
  • I'm the first Star Wars custom ever created.....
    • View Profile
    • Rebelscum
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2005, 01:29 PM »
SWEET! I love your customs, espically the squad of troopers, I want some! :P Nice work, cant wait to see wait to see ur photonovel (is it gonna be about Commander Gorg? Hope i spelled that right :P)

Great Job
"I think the Kanucks of Vancouver are superior Warriors." Teal'c - Stargate SG-

"I like me" Caboose - Red vs Blue

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2005, 04:23 PM »
Thanks Crazy About Clones  ;D
I sidetracked myself a bit with my Saesee Tinn in CW Armor so I don't know when I'll get to making the figures/scenes that I will need to do a photonovel, but I'll keep everybody posted.  ;)
Here's an update on my custom Saesee Tinn....
I tried coating his head in baby powder and then sculpting on a helmet using Sculpey clay, but I couldn't work with it and it kept falling off and would not retain the proper shape around his head.  Then I took a dollar store army figure's helmet and cut it up so that it would go over Saesee's head and around his horns, and that turned out pretty well.  I covered it in Sculpey and sculpted the face plate thing on, but now it looks huge.   ::)  I think I'll paint it up just to see what it looks like, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to start all over. :'( ...
I might just have to buy another Saesee Tinn (while he's on sale  ;)) and sculpt a permanent helmet on that head and have interchangeable heads....
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31565
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2005, 04:41 AM »
Great customs overall Gregorbian...  But I have to say that the uniform design of your whole squad you did up was pretty great.  Looked store-bought actually.

I especially liked that you seemed to include a communications dude in there too.  A must!  Very nice... 

Clones are really the inspiration a lot have taken to get back into customizing or start up for the first time.  It's great seeing lots of them out there on all different skill levels.  Some really good paintjobs are popping up though that Hasbro couldn't rival even.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2005, 03:36 PM »
Thanks Jesse James!
I'm working on a Shocktrooper (I'm probably the last guy to tackle this one) and a V-Wing Pilot right now, hope you guys like when I finish them up  ;D

Does anybody know how to separate the belt from the #41 SA Clone Trooper?  Can I just cut a notch in it and pull it off?
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline Darth Delicious

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Kneel...kneel before Wobb!
    • View Profile
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2005, 04:49 PM »
Yeah, just cut a notch in the back and it comes right off.

-DD
Back from the dead!!!

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2005, 05:17 PM »
Yeah, just cut a notch in the back and it comes right off.

-DD
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE, Thanks!
Did anybody see that custom on FWOOSH.net or whatever that site is?  the guy cut the lower abdomen off of the #41 SA Clone Trooper and replaced it with the lower abdomen/legs of the AT-TE Gunner...I might have to try this.  (I hope I don't mess up, that'd be a waste of 2 good figures) ;)
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31565
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2005, 03:29 AM »
Ah, for a truly SA Clone.  ;)

Soudns interesting but I didn't see it...  A semi-logical step, though I too would worry about ruining the Clones.  The Commanders JUST started to show up here to where I can actually luck into one or two, so the SA Clones are a ways off yet it seems.  :(
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2005, 11:44 AM »
Well, I tried it out. 
I cut off the belt from the SA Clone and then I cut his waist just below where it connects to the belt.  This was very hard as his lower abdomen was made from the hard type of plastic that doesn't soften very much when submerged into hot water.  (I broke into a sweat while cutting this guy in half  :P).  The AT-TE Gunner was easier because his plastic softened up considerably after being submerged in hot water. 
Then I had to clean up the pieces and make sure that they rested flat.  I used 2 part putty to connect the hips because this usually (hopefully) holds better than super glue.  I also did a head/neck swap so now my SA Clone Trooper has a removable helmet!  He's looking pretty good, I just have to paint him up a bit (I think I'll paint him in my green color scheme). 

One interesting thing ... the clones have different whites.  The AT-TE Gunner has a slight off-white tint to his armor (as does the EE ep. II SA Clone Trooper) and the #6 and #41 Clones have a brighter white color to them.  I assume this is because they used different plastics to make them (the AT-TE and EE ep. II Clone Troopers feel like they're made from a softer plastic than the #6 and #41 clones).   ???
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2005, 07:46 PM »
Here are a few more customs that I made before ROTS came out.  Today was the first chance that I had to take pics.  Let me know what you guys think!

Clone Trooper - Heavy Weapons Specialist:
He is made from an AT-TE Tank Gunner (upper torso, arms) and a #41 SA Clone Trooper (lower torso, legs, head, neck-ball-joint).   His "backpack" is from the torso of a CORPS! figure.



Clone Trooper - Heavy Weapons Specialist - no heavy weapon  :'(


SSA (Super-Super-Articulated) Clone Trooper:
I got the recipe from a guy on FWOOSH.net forums (I'm not a member so I don't know the guy's name, but he should get the credit for this recipe).  I used an AT-TE Tank Gunner (lower torso, legs, head, neck, helmet) and a #41 SA Clone Trooper (upper torso, arms).





Here is my attempt at the Saesee Tinn in Clone Wars Armor:
I tried making his mask, but it turned out looking like crap so he will go helmet-less.  I left his armor white (it looks light grey in the ref. pic that Darth Delicious gave me) because A) I'm lazy and B) I'm really lazy.


Here are a couple of Shocktroopers:
I figured, everybody else on earth has made these guys so I might as well hop on the ol' bandwagon  ;)


V-Wing Pilot:
I used the Attactix figure as a reference


As always, let me know what you guys think!
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline Darth Delicious

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Kneel...kneel before Wobb!
    • View Profile
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2005, 10:00 PM »
Those are some great custom clones!

The heavy weapons specialist is way cool...I'd recommend crafting him a more "Star Wars" looking weapon though. Great paint job, and I love the AT-TE helmet being utilized as part of this. There were Heavy Weapons clones in the Ep. III game and they had those as well...nice touch.


The breakdancing shot of your truly "SA" clone is my favorite of the bunch. Well done!

Saesee Tinn looks great. I notice you sliced off his horn. Although he had both horns when he appeared on the cartoon in this armor, I think it works as a custom from a previous battle, especially since you left the armor white. Good job!

The shocktroopers look wonderful...I know from experience that these can be a pain to paint. The one on the right needs a little exacto attention to his right arm's upper stripe to bring it's thickness in line with the others, but man, thse came out great!

I like the V-Wing troop. Any sculpting on this? It looks like there may have been a little done to the helmet.

All in all, great additions to your thread!

-DD
Back from the dead!!!

Offline Gregorbian

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1251
  • I gotta get to Buckethead's Toy Store!
    • View Profile
    • Gregorbian's Photobucket
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2005, 10:36 PM »
Those are some great custom clones!

The heavy weapons specialist is way cool...I'd recommend crafting him a more "Star Wars" looking weapon though. Great paint job, and I love the AT-TE helmet being utilized as part of this. There were Heavy Weapons clones in the Ep. III game and they had those as well...nice touch.
I've been meaning to check out the Ep. III game, now I have more of a reason!  The bazooka is from one of those Elite Force figures from TRU, I was thinking about repainting (possibly to match the colors from the Clone Wars Animated Series).  Do you think I should do anything more than a repaint?

Quote

The breakdancing shot of your truly "SA" clone is my favorite of the bunch. Well done!

Saesee Tinn looks great. I notice you sliced off his horn. Although he had both horns when he appeared on the cartoon in this armor, I think it works as a custom from a previous battle, especially since you left the armor white. Good job!
Thanks, I liked how the CW Saesee was missing most of one of his horns, so I thought I would make him at a point where it hadn't completely grown back  ;)

Quote
The shocktroopers look wonderful...I know from experience that these can be a pain to paint. The one on the right needs a little exacto attention to his right arm's upper stripe to bring it's thickness in line with the others, but man, thse came out great!
Yeah, the small details were a little difficult, luckily I was using an "extra fine detail" brush ;)  Good point about the stripe on the right clone's arm, I'll get right on that!
Quote
I like the V-Wing troop. Any sculpting on this? It looks like there may have been a little done to the helmet.

All in all, great additions to your thread!

-DD

I added a little bit of putty to the helmet to get rid of the vertical slit and to make the horizontal slit a little more like how it was in the picture of the Attactix fig.
Thanks again for your comments DD! ;D
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14430
    • View Profile
Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Oh man, wonderful stuff!  We've kinda had Clone overload lately, but this is great - I especially love the V-Wing pilot.  Awesome... something I really wish we had seen on screen, and I hope they make it into a figure.

The heavy weapons Clone is out of this world - truly awesome.

Like the Saesae Tiin a lot too - this was a great update.

 :P