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Offline Master_Phruby

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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2005, 09:53 AM »
Hasbro steals ideas from us so you never know.
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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2005, 10:26 AM »
It would be truly cool to get this figure someday... they might make it, but I'm not holding my breath just yet.

Mine is about 50% done.  I'll try to take an in-progress picture tonight and maybe get her finished.

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CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2005, 12:02 PM »
Here are my season 2 cartoon clones.

 

I did some work on the cardbacks, i still need to cut them and spraymount them.

           

 

I put a peg on the pack of cody that the backpack fits onto.

 
« Last Edit: July 19, 2005, 10:55 AM by Glassman6 »

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Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2005, 01:05 PM »
Geeze, these are awesome.  You are so good at this stuff.

I really like the movie style customs better, but these are really cool.  Hasbro should see these... they would be a goldmine at retail!

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Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2005, 01:35 PM »
Hasbro should see these... they would be a goldmine at retail!

Seriously!  Normally I don't consider buying customs, but man, if you sold these I would definitely buy a set!  You should open up a store Glassman! ;D
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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2005, 11:55 PM »
Ok, here's my weak attempt at this... I really did try to make a good figure, but it didn't turn out nearly as nice as the ones you guys made.

I had a couple of problems first of all -

(1)  I didn't want to hang the figure

(2)  I didn't have all the parts that I felt I needed

(3)  I can't sculpt... this was my first attempt at this

So, I decided that what does a Mon Calamari dancer look like when she's not floating around the Coruscant Opera?  She wears a skirt maybe.  I usually come up with fan-fic customs, and I hope that's alright that I did that with this one.

Here she is... sorry for no "in-progress" pics...



Here's how I made her...

(1)  Meena Tills head/hands

(2)  Ayy Vida body

Here's when I was stumped... I decided at this point to cut the Ayy Vida's hands off and cut her in half at the waist line.  Then, I decided it was time to use some sculpy and try and make those fin-like things that the Mon Calamari have on their wrist area and use that to hold the new fish hands onto the arms.  I sculpted that with a toothpick to make some details on them.  Then, I decided to find a skirt for her. 

(3)  Flashback Ceremony Leia skirt

So I glued her at the waist to the skirt.  Now I needed something to hold the head on and still have articulation.  So I used a Gungan Energy Ball Staff and cut it to make a new peg (worked well with the thicker handle end working as a ball joint for the head)

(4)  Gungan Energy Ball Staff

Then after it dried, I painted the entire figure red, 4 separate coats of paint, on each application I used some dull coat spray.  Then, a wash with maroon, black and yellow paint.  And finally a dry brush with yellow.  I thought at his point I might be done, but I found the Princess Leia Collection Bespin gown thing, and decided to spray paint it blue. 

(5)  Princess Leia Collection Bespin Gown

After it dried, I put it on and took a couple pics... it looks a lot better in person I think, but not as good as what I had hoped.  I'm sure Ackbar would go home with her though.

I actually chopped up my only Meena Tills for this, so I hope I can get another one.

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« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 11:57 PM by CHEWIE »

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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2005, 12:21 AM »
Man, that looks awesome CHEWIE.  It's cool that you did the after-the-opera version of her.
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It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2005, 07:53 AM »
What you guys need now is a LARGE clear beach ball to create the scene.  ;)

These are kicking some major butt.
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Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2005, 08:08 AM »
Glassman,

Excellent job on the animation style. It's the cardbacks that make these pop IMO. I am a die hard opener, but those cards and customs are kewl. That Shock Trooper looks mean ( and I like mean looks  >:( )
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Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2005, 09:36 AM »
Thanks Chew. Greg and Fister.

Well fister, I'm and opener too, but I love a carded custom figure. It takes it that one step further.

That being said. I Carded these. I took the easy way out and used existing cards and just spraymounted the back and did the insert.

 

 

 

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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2005, 09:51 AM »
Wow! That was alot of work you did on her. I'm impressed that you sacrified your only Meena Tills for her. I can't even find that figure. She is definately the after the opera version.
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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2005, 11:02 AM »
Well, I hope to find another Meena Tills.  If not, I'll overpay online I guess.   :-\

Thanks for the compliments.

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Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2005, 02:55 PM »
Nice job Chewie!  I hope you can find another Meena Tills.
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Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2005, 05:51 PM »
Those look GREAT glassman.  How you were able to get CLEAN images of the EPIII clone troopers is very very impressive.  They look STOCK, well done!

One question i have is that you mentioned you "spraymount" yours. . .im curious as to what that means?  Obviously a spray of somesort (im not a complete blockhead lol) but i use labelsheets (stickers) for my cardbacks and always assumed you did too, but any info you could divulge i'd love to hear!
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Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2005, 08:22 AM »
Your customs are a cut above the rest!  Nice work  :)
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