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Offline danielb

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First Star Wars Custom
« on: June 4, 2005, 02:01 PM »
Hi,

I got email from chewie saying I should check this place out, so here I am.
I've become addicred to ROTS figs and when I saw Aaylas arms I knew I had to do something. 

The link below takes you over to her post at joecustoms,  I hope you enjoy,
and chewie thanks for the envite.

http://www.joecustoms.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=27066

All I did is add a set of VvV Scarlet arms to Aayla's shoulders.

I cut her arms off just below the shoulder and scarlets off right
beneath those bowling balls she calls shoulders. I used a hot needle to
make two pilot holes in the meaty part of both the shoulder and the
upper arms. Then I glued in pins made out of needles and attached
the lower to the upper.

I sanded the lower arms to match but left the forearm guard on the left.
I attempted to paint to match but never quite nailed the grey color I wanted.
I always liked the look of obi in clone armor so I wanted to add a bit of that
Aayla.
I also added knee pads so her legs wouldn't bend all crazy.

The only thing I don't like right now is her right hand. When I first had the two pieces of
arm together I was all excited and in a rush. I was also way too tired. So the peg hole isn't as straight as I'd like.

Let me know what ya'll think.

Dan
 
   
 
« Last Edit: June 4, 2005, 08:57 PM by danielb »

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Re: First Star Wars Custom
« Reply #1 on: June 4, 2005, 03:17 PM »
Gosh darnit, the link isn't working for me right now.

Anyways - I do think I saw a pic of this custom - it's outstanding.  I hope we can get the link to work to discuss further.

Oh, and welcome to the madness here.   :)

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Re: First Star Wars Custom
« Reply #2 on: June 4, 2005, 08:59 PM »
sorry about that, the link should be working now.

dan

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Re: First Star Wars Custom
« Reply #3 on: June 5, 2005, 03:56 PM »
Ah, now's it's working!



I really love the Clone armor on her forearm - it adds that "war time" feel to her.  How exactly did you accomplish that?

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Re: First Star Wars Custom
« Reply #4 on: June 5, 2005, 05:05 PM »
Nice! I really like the addtion of the knee pads, I wonder if Aylaa has knee caps some times ::)  And trhe clone armor on the arm is a pretty cool addition. I look forward to seeing more of your stuff here. :)
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Re: First Star Wars Custom
« Reply #5 on: June 5, 2005, 05:35 PM »
Great job!  Everytime I try to combine GI Joe parts with Star Wars stuff it turns out looking ridiculous, but Aayla looks excellent!
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