Author Topic: Glassman's Customs  (Read 28932 times)

Offline hemble

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 478
    • View Profile
    • Ron's military models and custom figures
Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
« Reply #135 on: February 8, 2006, 02:47 AM »
Wow G those are bloody awsome looking helmets I'll have to add them to my wish list.

Ron

Offline Lestat

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 106
  • I'm a llama!
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2006, 06:21 PM »
Man, I wish I had found this thread sooner! PM sent.

Offline Glassman6

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 669
  • Hey...Its Me!
    • View Profile
    • Glassman's Customs
Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
« Reply #137 on: March 11, 2006, 05:24 PM »
Thanks Hemble & Lestat.

Incase you remeber my re-carding project....
Here is a small update. 

Here are the last of the 12-backs.




I wasnt sure if i was going to do variations or not, but when it came to the jawa, i had to do the vinyl cape version.

Here they are with figures mounted on the cardback



As for the wall, I now have 13. I'm 3 weeks ahead of schedule as of today.




Here are the 12-Backs

On to the 20-backs!

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14427
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #138 on: March 11, 2006, 07:31 PM »
Very professional looking work as always Glassman.  I'm always very impressed with not only your regular customs but your ability to make those cardbacks.

 :P

Offline Glassman6

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 669
  • Hey...Its Me!
    • View Profile
    • Glassman's Customs
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2006, 12:56 PM »
Thanks Chewie, I actually like making cards more then figures!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2006, 12:56 PM by Glassman6 »

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14427
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #140 on: March 16, 2006, 01:02 PM »
Really?  Well you're outstanding with both.  And I haven't forgotten out discussion about some head casts and a carded figure, just very low on money right now with some unexpected expenses.   :-\

 :P

Offline Master_Phruby

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6750
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #141 on: March 16, 2006, 01:31 PM »
Those cards look great. Where do you buy your bubbles? Is that vinyl cape jawa real or is the cape a reproduction?
This message brought to you by Wookiee Cookiees - "MMM... Chewie!"
Visit The Endor Express - The Ultimate Guide to Disney's Star Tours

Offline BrentS

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2703
  • I sense much fear in you.
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #142 on: March 16, 2006, 01:41 PM »
Its nice to see the wall filling up.  I still want the air hockey table, will you a take a Scorch for it? ;)

When you print your cardbacks, do you use a special printer or paper?  I'm just curious about the "archival" quality of the cardbacks and the issues with them fading with time.  When I print pictures on my photoprinter, the fade like nobody's business under florescent lights.

Offline Glassman6

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 669
  • Hey...Its Me!
    • View Profile
    • Glassman's Customs
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #143 on: March 16, 2006, 07:39 PM »
Yep Chewie, carding is my favorite part. As for your stuff, i'm not going anywhere, ( that i know of) so whenever you are ready.

Phruby, The bubbles came from toyrestore dot com, The tuskin raider one came from TJtoys dot com.
The jawa 's cape, I made from a ripped up kenobi cape. The arm holes were tore beyond repair.
So i used the bottom for the jawa.

BrentS you can have the table when i stop liking star wars...Deal?  But dont hold your breath cause i really like star wars. I collect star wars memorablia and i also make custom action figures from the star wars universe. I also like reading books based on star wars, i repeatedly watch the 6 star wars movies as well as cartoons based on the characters. I buy almost every Star wars video game.... I could go on... ;D

The cards are printed on photo paper, i havent had one fade yet... thats actually a new one to me.  I use epson paper and inks.

Offline BrentS

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2703
  • I sense much fear in you.
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #144 on: March 16, 2006, 08:00 PM »
I'm gonna hold you to that :)  But I'm not holding my breath.

I use an Epson Photopaper and printer too (for my snapshots).  Anyway, its something to keep in mind but even if they did fade some, you could always replace them - thats the beauty of recarding your vintage stuff.

Offline Glassman6

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 669
  • Hey...Its Me!
    • View Profile
    • Glassman's Customs
Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
« Reply #145 on: March 17, 2006, 10:29 AM »
Even the first cards i made, back in 2001 or 2002 cant remember, have stood the test of time.
I always had them in a room that received direct sunlight and florecent lighting. And no fading yet.
They even survived a moving a little over a year ago. Only one bubble came off and that was during unpacking. My Han Solo imperial offiecer.

I've used kodak and epson paper, Epson inks and Epson 1280 inkjet Printer for all my cards.
I am really close to making a plunge to a laser printer, but we are getting a new one here at
work, so i may hold off on buying, if i can print a few cards here and there.  ;)

Offline Glassman6

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 669
  • Hey...Its Me!
    • View Profile
    • Glassman's Customs
Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmets
« Reply #146 on: March 20, 2006, 11:29 PM »
Well i said i would do it... so here it is.

I started off with the Removable jango helmet. While cool its removable, it only fits the small jango head.

I split it down the seam as seen here.

 

Then I used wax to create a bridge to connect the two halfs, making the helmet bigger.

 

Then I made a mold and cast a couple. Here is a Decent fitting Removable Mandalore helmet.

 
 

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14427
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
« Reply #147 on: March 21, 2006, 12:02 AM »
What a creative idea Glassman!

 :P

Offline Fritzkrieg

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 786
  • Don't make me destroy you.
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
« Reply #148 on: March 21, 2006, 12:25 AM »
Great Job, As Always.

I think the Helmet Looks Much Better w/ the Wider profile. Any Chance You'll be Making Caste Available?

Keep up the Great Work.
Fritzkrieg

Offline ThePerennial

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 390
  • "..And shoot the loudmouth first!"
    • View Profile
Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
« Reply #149 on: March 21, 2006, 12:33 AM »
I second that question. I'd like a TON of those casts!