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Offline VF/501

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
« Reply #240 on: July 16, 2006, 05:10 AM »
Great start on the Imp commandos Glassman.  As always you deliver high quality sculpts and casts of helmets and heads.  The only reason I never order fro you is the fact that I like the feeling of doing my own version, of course I could never match your skill with the resin, plus my sculpts turn out slightly lopsided. :-[ 

Anyways I like your  work, and I'll soon post some pics I found of guys in full commando armor.
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Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
« Reply #241 on: July 16, 2006, 08:51 PM »
Thanks Finds & Vf

Finds, 7 more weeks...  Getting closer, I'll be sure to post some pics after she arrives. Thanks for asking

VF, i feel the same way, so no sweat.  Thats why i learned casting and such casue i wanted to be able  to make my own also. Its frustrating in the beginning, but well worth it after you get the hang of it.
As for the lopsided sculpts, stop, take some time awayfrom it, then go back and re work it.  It make all the difference.

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
« Reply #242 on: July 20, 2006, 01:32 PM »
those look great...i just made one for my clone commander...its a clone at rt driver removable helmet...and the sculting and paint is like a cross between argos and esperon...and im working on my own design imperial commando helmet for my commanders second in command...that is slightly more dificult...because i only have my own ideas so make it...nothing to base it on...loving your work man...keep it up  ;D
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Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
« Reply #243 on: August 10, 2006, 03:00 PM »
Thanks MBA, good luck with that helmet.

I've been working on my Ultimate Jango so i have some new heads.

Here is the wax sculpt and the plastic cast comparison.




I aslo finally got brave enough to open my George lucas stormie, as well as the new tank gunner.
So instantly i made casts.



I still like my removable hemlet from the VOTC stomie better... seen here first.



Then i hollowed out the head to make it fit on a ball joint.



I also went back to my imperial commandos... I gave them all different heads.
I will paint the bodies soon...








« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 03:01 PM by Glassman6 »

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #244 on: August 10, 2006, 04:50 PM »
wow GM, alot of casting goodness with this post.  Nice job on the all the castings.  Your ultimate Jango head has just enough mods to it that it resembles the other clone heads but has a distint look to him that keeps him unique. 

The Lucas head and helmet looks great.  How did you hand the ball joint on the ST torso? Did you cut it off and use a casted ball joint?
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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #245 on: August 11, 2006, 02:23 AM »
that lucas head looks fantastic....Hasbro's paint really hides a lot of the details. Your commander heads are fan-freakin-tastic

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2006, 10:32 AM »
Thanks guys.

Phalanxx, The cast neck post is exactly what i used.
If you look in the pics,  you will see a bunch of them laying around.
I cut off the ball joint and glue the neck post in it's place.


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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2006, 11:25 AM »
Glassman, that is some very amazing work.  I love they way your sculpts/ casts come out.  I really like how you save time by casting in the colored plastic that minize the painting that's required!

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #248 on: August 14, 2006, 02:26 PM »
Thanks BrentS.  It makes painting the faces sooooo much easier.
I used to paint the face, then the eyes, mess up the face when i did the eyes.
Fix the face, mess up th eyes, it was never an easy task.
This way is!  I only have to worry about hair and eyes. (lips sometimes)

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #249 on: August 16, 2006, 10:25 PM »
Great Suff Glassman,

Your cast are the best in quality I have seen. I love the Imperial Commando Helmets.

Keep up the good work,
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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #250 on: August 18, 2006, 01:05 AM »
Wow!  More awesome casts from Glass.  I just wish I could say something more intelligent than that, but I can't.  All I can do is register great awe and admiration.  8)

I really like all the slightly different heads on your group of troopers -- the idea of them being both all the same" (being clones) yet slightly different at the same time is such an intriguing one.  These little details make all the difference.

And, of course, do keep us posted on the advent of your li'l Leia!  :)

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #251 on: August 23, 2006, 12:59 PM »
Thanks Fritz and Finds. 

Well  After years and years of reasearch, bugging people on the boards, bugging printers, technicians, paper stores, copy stores....
I am finally able to print directly to cards!!!

No more spray mount, no more self adhesive paper/lables...  insert comic backer & print. 

I use White comic book backing boards. I use a laser copier to print directly to the card.
The only problem with this is the card  cant be brown like hasbros.

Here are some reults.

These are custom cards made for Yssane Isard and Admiral Daala figures i made a few months back.



Here are the figs



Here are the backs.



There are a couple places i have to work out lining up my templates...but those are simple fixes.

Like i mentioned, the only issue, is that the card must be white to print to and not brown, so you can see here the
white shows in the cards thickness.




I also made a couple more vintage cards.  Now that have the printing thing solved, i should be cranking these out !!





Let me know what you think!

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Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
« Reply #252 on: August 23, 2006, 02:51 PM »
Thanks Fritz and Finds. 

Well  After years and years of reasearch, bugging people on the boards, bugging printers, technicians, paper stores, copy stores....
I am finally able to print directly to cards!!!

No more spray mount, no more self adhesive paper/lables...  insert comic backer & print. 

I use White comic book backing boards. I use a laser copier to print directly to the card.
The only problem with this is the card  cant be brown like hasbros.

Let me know what you think!

That is friggin' great.  I'd love to get more details on the actual paper source and the type of printer you used.  Those results look outstanding!

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Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan pg.17
« Reply #253 on: September 11, 2006, 02:06 PM »
Well it was no secret that My wife and I were expecting a baby.
She was born last week. I finally have a chance to settle down and post some pics.



Her name is Veronica.

7lbs 13ozs
19.5 in. long
Born Sept 5th

On a side note, a while back some of you who requested cast were asked to wait till i finished her nursery.
I have pics of that too.

We went with a female superhero theme. If it was a boy i would have got to do a baby star wars theme.

Before:  Plain and empty



During: Paint and trim added


After:









I also made some customs of the characters for decorations.
They were based off the Bratz Babyz. I'll post those later.

Here is what the boarder looks like. All the characters were had dran, scaned and colored. I printed them big for the wal decals and arranged them for the boarder for the room.


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Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
« Reply #254 on: September 11, 2006, 04:49 PM »
Congrats Glassman! She's beautiful.

I love the room BTW. The baby Pheonix is just adorable. ;D