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Jeff's Custom Figures - Updated 6/7
« on: July 28, 2004, 06:26 PM »
Well,

I finally got off my lazy butt and decided to take some pictures of my 150+ custom figures to share with you guys.

First Up -

Baniss Keeg:
NEW PIC COMING SOON

My recipe is very similar to some of the FFURG ones I've seen, but not quite the same:
Duros - head, hands, and boots.
FF BSH Helmet Luke - Torso, legs, arms
lotsa painting

I really like the way he turned out!  I think he is my favorite custom figure.   :)

Jeff

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Re: Nataku's Baniss Keeg
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004, 07:24 PM »
great job, jeff. that's one of those customs i've been meaning to do, just never seem to find the time. it's a fairly simple enough figure to make, and the reults are great.

can't wait to see more  :)

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Re: Nataku's Baniss Keeg
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 09:19 AM »
Very nice Jeff, great job. Looking forward to more of your customs.   8)

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Jeff's Custom Figures
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 08:40 PM »
Every garage has one, so the Rebel Alliance must have had one too...

NEW PIC COMING SOON

He was assembled from a Jek Porkins, Malakili, and a few other spare parts (including his "torch"). I like the look of the Ringer T-Shirt, has a Rebel Logo on the back of the shirt, but none of my pics seem to want to turn out today :(

Maybe I'll add a few more of my Hangar techs this week...

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Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanic
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 11:09 PM »
That's funny Jeff.  Good use of some of the more complex fodder to use up.  Fat guys just rarely translate to good fodder.

The only thing I'd do is change up his pants to match...  maybe shave off that front thing (sash thingie) and make him wearing those big Joey Buttafuoco pants or something.   ;D  Dunno why but that makes me laugh out loud.
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Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanic
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 11:26 PM »
That's funny Jeff.  Good use of some of the more complex fodder to use up.  Fat guys just rarely translate to good fodder.

The only thing I'd do is change up his pants to match...  maybe shave off that front thing (sash thingie) and make him wearing those big Joey Buttafuoco pants or something.   ;D  Dunno why but that makes me laugh out loud.

One of the things I am planning on doing is re-painting the lower body.  I was thinking of keeping the sash, but giving it more of an "oily-rag" look.  As for the LOL part, well we've got to have some funny unique customs in our collections or it'd just get boring ;)

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Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanics
« Reply #6 on: June 1, 2005, 11:00 PM »
Took a while for me to come back to these guys, but here is the rest of the Rebel X-Wing Mechanic Staff...

Nikto Rebel Ground Crew:
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Nikto Jedi Head
Djas Puhr Body
custom made tools - grease gun, blowtorch, scanner

Human Rebel Ground Crew:
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Big Builder" Head
Djas Puhr Body
custom made tools - screwdriver, pliers, and two energy cutters (not shown)

I use the gun holsters as a tool belt, and did some very minor re-painting on the bodies.  Nothing like fleshing out my Rebel Hangar scene with a few techs.    :)

Jeff

ps
Note the vastly improved photo skills since last August.  ;)

Maybe I should re-take shots of the X-Wing dude at the start of the thread now that I can actually use the focus correctly?  :P
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Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanics
« Reply #7 on: June 1, 2005, 11:13 PM »
Jeff, these guys are very cool.  I would suggest possibly doing some hand swaps too, and maybe a bit of a dry brush to make the uniforms look a bit more "used" - but as is, they are still nice.   I really dig the custom tools.  :)

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Re: Nataku's Custom Jedi
« Reply #8 on: June 1, 2005, 11:21 PM »
Time for another Jedi update...

Duro Jedi Master:
NEW PIC COMING SOON

Duros Head/Hands
Ep1 Mace Body
Custom Saber

I like the way he turned out - nice OT nod in my Geonosis Arena.  His saber is made from a Cantina Band instrument chunk.

Human Jedi Knight:
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Titan AE Head
Ep1 Jedi Duel Quigon Torso
Duros lower legs/boots (for the ankle holster)

A bit more modifications and painting on this guy.  I like to mix up the easy easy chop-n-swap customs with more intricate jobs.  I did a bit of work on the Qui-Gon body before I used it, but I really like the way he turned out as well!

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Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanics
« Reply #9 on: June 1, 2005, 11:24 PM »
Jeff, these guys are very cool.  I would suggest possibly doing some hand swaps too, and maybe a bit of a dry brush to make the uniforms look a bit more "used" - but as is, they are still nice.   I really dig the custom tools.  :)

 :P

Yeah, it's hard to see, but one of the 2 does have swapped hands (they are still black/gloved though - from a Biggs figure I think).

As for air-brushing, well I suck at that.  I need a bit more practice on other junk before I mess these guys up.   :-\
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Re: Jeff's X-Wing Mechanic Crew
« Reply #10 on: June 1, 2005, 11:31 PM »
Great idea, I love that t-shirt :P
Any pics of them in the hangar working on an X-Wing?
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Re: Jeff's Custom Jedi
« Reply #11 on: June 2, 2005, 12:59 AM »
As always love to see Jedi customs. You might wanna mix them up and add some paint to them.

Other than that they look great.
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Re: Jeff's X-Wing Mechanic Crew
« Reply #12 on: June 2, 2005, 10:23 AM »
I didn't mean "air-brush" - I meant "dry brush" - sorry if I wasn't clear.  by dry brushing, I mean slightly painting them with a regular paint brush, but with just a touch of paint on it to bring out details in their clothes.

I really like the two green energy cutter tools - those look awesome.

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Re: Jeff's Custom Jedi
« Reply #13 on: June 2, 2005, 10:26 AM »
These look great!  Like Metal Jedi said, a bit of painting to them could really bring them up even another level. 

I like the human Jedi with the blaster holster on his ankle, and the Duros is awesome.   :)

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Re: Jeff's X-Wing Mechanic Crew
« Reply #14 on: June 2, 2005, 10:30 AM »
Nice work, I love the t-shirt guy!  :D
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