Author Topic: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 07/04/06  (Read 21508 times)

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #255 on: January 4, 2006, 11:56 PM »
Very Nice Work on those Super Articulated Troopers. I wish I had some of those Micromen Bodys to work w/.
I think you use a similar Technique to the One I use when makeing my Deadite Troopers. I use Several diff. kinds of bits to Hollow and rout-out the Armor. It is very time consuming and yes I hold the pieces w/ my hands when I dremel them. I n my line of work I use the Dremel alot and have become very comfortable w/ that tool.

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #256 on: January 4, 2006, 11:58 PM »
These Micromen customs are actually a lot like the dead clones (or in your case, dead EVERYTHING!  ;D).  I like having the separate armor pieces - I've been thinking of hollowing out some Clone Armor just to display.
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #257 on: January 5, 2006, 12:01 AM »
The Clone Armor from the "Clone Wars" Clone Army 3Packs looks better dremeled out than it does on the Figs . I have a lot of extras from that Color Variation Scam Hasbro Pulled on us.

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #258 on: January 5, 2006, 12:06 AM »
The Clone Armor from the "Clone Wars" Clone Army 3Packs looks better dremeled out than it does on the Figs . I have a lot of extras from that Color Variation Scam Hasbro Pulled on us.


That's funny, I picked up a couple of the 3-packs with the sole intention of dremeling them out  :)
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #259 on: January 5, 2006, 12:11 AM »
The Clone Armor from the "Clone Wars" Clone Army 3Packs looks better dremeled out than it does on the Figs . I have a lot of extras from that Color Variation Scam Hasbro Pulled on us.


That's funny, I picked up a couple of the 3-packs with the sole intention of dremeling them out  :)

I was a tool and bought 4 or 5 of the 3 packs for building.

Boy was that a let down. ::)

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #260 on: January 5, 2006, 02:55 AM »
Oh man dude you have soem mad skillz my man. great job on your customs brother. that Biker and Stormie are so damn dope!
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #261 on: January 5, 2006, 10:54 AM »
WOW, those version 2 Micromen look awesome.  Really really great.  I love the posability that they get.  I always felt like the first bike scout looked a little "thin"  these guys are filled out nicely!  Keep up the great work.

So, what's your "secret special superglue"?  I haven't settled on a good brand yet.  I recall having the most sucess with something made by Koss (I think?)  but I can't find it anywhere anymore.

I appreciate all the dremel advice in this thread.  I've only dremelled a little bit this year and each time I think I'm going to grind my fingers to a pulp  :)



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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #262 on: January 5, 2006, 11:06 AM »
Thanks guys  :)

BrentS - the "secret" superglue is just "Loctite" super glue.  I really like how it holds quickly and doesn't turn the plastic white.  I also like "Zap-A-Gap" but haven't used that in a long time.
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/04/06
« Reply #263 on: January 5, 2006, 11:14 AM »
Nice work G!  Of all stormtroopers I've ever seen, that is my favorite.  I like how it looks a tad more muscular than the stock ones, which, to me have ostrich legs.  Not that there's anything wrong with that. 

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #264 on: January 5, 2006, 09:47 PM »
One more Microman custom before the semester starts:

Snowtrooper:


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As always, Questions/Comments/Critiques are welcome!
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #265 on: January 5, 2006, 09:50 PM »
Good lord that Snow Trooper looks so damn dope my man. Very solid paint skills you have it looks production. ok I'll pm you my addy and you can semd him to me ASAP!  ;D
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #266 on: January 5, 2006, 09:54 PM »
The Snowtrooper looks really great too Gregorbian.  I think the microman parts work best on the Scout Trooper out of the three, just because I think of Scout Troopers needing to be a bit more nimble.  But the Snowtrooper is awesome too.  I'm going to be sad with you going back to school, I've loved seeing all these new customs from you and hearing your comments on my stuff too.

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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #267 on: January 5, 2006, 09:57 PM »
Thanks guys, I just kinda felt compelled to do a Snowtrooper since I had done the Scout and Stormtrooper.  The Scout was the "important" one in terms of the articulation and stuff. 
I'll try not to disappear as much this semester.  Now that I know what I've gotten myself into, I should be able to handle it a bit better this time ... knock on wood  ;)

I really want to do a Clone Trooper, but that might have to wait.   :-\
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #268 on: January 6, 2006, 02:19 AM »
I like all three. I think I'll need to get a few Microman bodies to try this out. My dremel skill isn't that great though.

The Snowtrooper looks incredible.
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Re: Gregorbian's Customs - UPDATE 01/05/06
« Reply #269 on: January 6, 2006, 09:25 AM »
Your Microman figures look great.  The snowtrooper just blows me away.  I  would have thought that the MM figure would be too skinny to pull this off, but it works wonderfully. 

I wish I had your patience and skill with a dremel.
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