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Title: Glassman's Customs
Post by: Glassman6 on July 12, 2005, 10:23 AM
*** UPDATE ***  10 APR 08 Page 20


This custom is a result of the Group project #7 over at scum. The group projects are sort of learning excercizes where we share different  techniques to end up with the same figure.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject7/squidlake.jpg)

These parts were casted from Aya Vida with hands from Admiral Ackbar and then modified with wax and re-casted.

I casted the final parts in redish brown plastic to match ackbar.
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject7/ballet-moncal3.jpg)

I drybrushed the browns on the figure leaving some of the red showing thru. I drybrushed the front of the clothing as to give it a sort of sheer look.(still trying to perfect that)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject7/ballet-moncal4.jpg)
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Talon_Karrde on July 12, 2005, 10:27 AM
Holy fish fry!  thats awesome man.  you really nailed that one. 
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 12, 2005, 10:48 AM
I am stunned that we have collectors who can make figures like this, yet Hasbro turns out pieces like the SAGA hoth rebel trooper and ROTS 3-foot-tall oompaloomp Mace Windu.


OUTSTANDING work dude, unsurpassed talent - including Hasbro sculpters.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Gregorbian on July 12, 2005, 12:47 PM
WOW!  I agree with Dresel Rebel, that is way better than anything hasbro could have done!  Amazing!  I can't think of a single thing that you should change on that figure.   :o
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on July 12, 2005, 02:39 PM
This is beyond awesome.  It's a true work of art.  I would really like to see Hasbro attempt this, but I'm sure they couldn't match this level of detail.

I am in awe of your talent.  You continue to improve with each one of your projects... you put my stuff to shame!

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Tijuanajedi on July 13, 2005, 10:37 AM
My God,

I think we have a winner for the Challenge (if it was a contest)

You are very talented I love the figure.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Commander JediSearch on July 13, 2005, 11:59 PM
Wow! This has to be one the most incredible customs I've ever seen.  Nice job!
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 14, 2005, 09:38 AM
The group project is still open to anyone that wants to participate. This one ends July 27th. Its not a contest but a way to share knowledge, show off work in progress pictures and get suggestions while a figure is being built. We have two figures in this group project. You can do either one. The other figure is a female protocol droid from the senator scene in ROTS. Check out the RS customs forum for the thread.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on July 14, 2005, 11:00 AM
For you lazy bums, here's a link - http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1224981&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=all

And here's a reference shot of the Fem Bot -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/eu_bg.jpg)

Phruby is making a cool version of this character -

(http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/49/71/0e_1_b.JPG)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/fembotwip1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/fembothead.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/fembotwip3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/femaleprotcoldroid.jpg)

Very, very cool... I'm gonna try to jump onto this boat too, but I am waiting on my figure parts.

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Glassman6 on July 15, 2005, 09:55 AM
Just want to say thanks guys for all the great compliments guys.

Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 17, 2005, 12:38 AM
Here is a work in progress shot of my calamari dancer. This is just the base cote color.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/dancerwip51.jpg)

More pictures over at the RS group project thread listed above.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on July 17, 2005, 01:36 PM
Holy crap, that looks great too!  I'm totally floored with how nice that looks Phruby!

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 17, 2005, 05:23 PM
Thanks! It's funny how reddish that figure looks. In reality, she is very chocolate brown.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on July 18, 2005, 12:10 AM
I finally started on my Mon Calamari dancer tonight.  Mine is going to be a bit of a different flavor... and won't look nearly as cool as these other ones.  But, I am for the first time experimenting with sculpting.

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Diddly on July 18, 2005, 01:05 AM
Pure awesomeness, guys. Too bad we'll probably never get this figure. :(
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 18, 2005, 09:53 AM
Hasbro steals ideas from us so you never know.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE 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.

 :P
Title: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Glassman6 on July 18, 2005, 12:02 PM
Here are my season 2 cartoon clones.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/cartoonclones.jpg)

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

  (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/cartooncody.jpg)      (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/clonetrooper.jpg)    (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/shocktrooper.jpg)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/tooncody-back.jpg)

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

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/toonclones-side.jpg)
Title: Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
Post by: CHEWIE 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!

 :P
Title: Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
Post by: Gregorbian 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
I hope hasbro is paying attention to your stuff
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE 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...

(http://chewie34.250free.com/MonCalDancer.jpg)

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.

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Gregorbian 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.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Sarge 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.
Title: Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
Post by: Sarge 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  >:( )
Title: Re: CLone Wars Cartoon -Season 2 Clones
Post by: Glassman6 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.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/trooper-carded.jpg)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/cody-carded.jpg)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/shock-carded.jpg)
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby 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.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: CHEWIE 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.

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari Dancer
Post by: Commander JediSearch on July 19, 2005, 02:55 PM
Nice job Chewie!  I hope you can find another Meena Tills.
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: aeseven7 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!
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Commander JediSearch on July 20, 2005, 08:22 AM
Your customs are a cut above the rest!  Nice work  :)
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Glassman6 on July 20, 2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks guys.

AE77, Spray mount is a Sprayable adhesive. Sprays on like heair spray. (sorry environmentalists)
It's in most art stores.

I dont use the stick lables. Not that there is anything wrong with em, I've been using
spraymount forever so i stick with it. The good thing about it, is that before you "Really press it on good"
you can lift off and reposition it.

I havent had a cardback separate yet...(as i knock on wood)

So it holds for years plus...
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: MetalJedi on July 20, 2005, 12:26 PM
Beautiful customs. Your work is amazing!
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Glassman6 on July 20, 2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks Meta!
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: aeseven7 on July 20, 2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks glassman, do u use a glossy paper to print the cardback out on?
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Glassman6 on July 21, 2005, 02:09 PM
Yep. I prefer glossy. I know alot of carback makers use matte, but there is a shine to the hasbro prited cards, and unles you use a color laser printer, i think the gloss paper comes close to creating that similar effect.
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Ryan on July 23, 2005, 08:41 PM
Wow, they turned out fantastic Glass! They look like they came from China, very nicely done! What kind of printer do you use? I've got some cards that I made and they never get past the computer stage because I have such a ****** printer, I've considered getting them printed at kinkos but I think that may be a bit expensive.
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Ner_vod on August 4, 2005, 11:42 AM
I might sound dumb, but was there really a clone wars season 3 cartoon? ???
Title: Re: CloneWars Cartoon -Season III Clones CARDED
Post by: Glassman6 on August 4, 2005, 11:52 AM
The sticker on the packaging of the Hasbro figures says season 3.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs
Post by: Glassman6 on September 8, 2005, 03:27 PM
Ok, Thanks to Jeff, I got my Own Custom Thread now. Will be adding some stuff soon. Got a couple things i havent posted yet.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on September 8, 2005, 10:19 PM
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.  I'm always blown away by your work.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 9, 2005, 10:37 AM
I still want one of those animated commander codys.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs
Post by: Glassman6 on September 30, 2005, 11:44 AM
Fresh from the Group project at FFURG.

Vintage Chebacca in Snoova Disguise.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns//customs/groupproject8/snoova-fin1.jpg)

I layed off the detail on this one. I was sculpting and adding all these little details, and remebered, that the vintage line didnt have alot of detail.
It's got some rough spots that i would have taken more time to smooth out if i didnt wait till the last week to do this custom.
I also was gonna paint him one shade of brown like vintage chewie, but i remeberd He colored his fur for the disguise, so i gave him a couple washes of darker browns and black.
His Blaster is a cast  and the Vibro Axe is the Scope and Butt of some random rifle i found in my Fodder box.
As for not being able to find a good reference pic, i did the next best thing... I made one.

Here is Snoova Carded.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns//customs/groupproject8/snoova-fin2.jpg)

I googled Machine and engine parts and grabbed a bunch of pictures and made it look like his armor and gadgets.
I even photoshoped a vintage shadows of the empire line for the back of the card.
Since SOTE took place between  Ep 5 & 6, that where i placed the figs. Thats why i'm using the 41 back ESB card.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - VIntage Snoova Pg.3
Post by: CHEWIE on September 30, 2005, 12:29 PM
That is really outstanding work.  I don't know what to say, other than JESUS THAT'S AWESOME!

I can't believe how well you made this design look.  I bet if Kenner had made a vintage Snoova look like that, we wouldn't think the Snoova design for SOTE was so funky.  You made it look downright awesome.

Wonderful work my friend!

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - VIntage Snoova Pg.3
Post by: Gregorbian on September 30, 2005, 02:59 PM
Oh my god!  Unbelievable, excellent work!
I would have made the Snoova a darker shade of brown or maybe make the "patches" more defined - this would not look as "realistic" as the wash, but I think it would feel more "vintage" to me.  Still, that's subjective and your Snoova turned out freaking awesome, so nice job!
The cardback is very well done too, I love the Snoova graphics - it looks perfect.  The Shadows of the Empire Vintage line on the back is a great touch as well.
Great stuff as always Glassman!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - VIntage Snoova Pg.3
Post by: Glassman6 on October 1, 2005, 08:06 PM
Thanks chewie, It's funny but  the more i di vintage figures, the more i want to keep making them.
They are fun.  I wish kenner would have made some EU figures. That would be too cool.

Thanks Gregor, I thought about that exactly like you said, but it looked too ugly. So i wiped it off and went for the more subtle dark patches.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - VIntage Snoova Pg.3
Post by: Glassman6 on October 9, 2005, 09:30 PM
This was posted at scum and ffurg, but never here. So i'm including photos from the beginning.
Here are the progress pics.  She was sculpted in wax and cast in white plastic.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassman6/Customs/padme-progress1.jpg)
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassman6/Customs/padme-progress2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/cartoon-padme.jpg)

The cape is made from Bake and bend sculpey.

It sculpey that stays flexible after you bake it. It sands and holds paint like regular sculpey.

The cape is made in two pieces. the cape and the hood. The ties are made with little balls of sculpey rolled onto some floss.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/toonpadme1.jpg)

Card comming soon.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 10, 2005, 11:04 AM
Wow, all of it looks very nice Glassman.  I do think her eyes seem a bit big and alien-like, but I suppose that's the animated style.  Great job on I'm sure what was a difficult figure to create!

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 10, 2005, 11:24 AM
Thanks chewie,  As always, i see the things i did wrong after the photo.
The eyes are too far apart.  The size is about right, could be a bit bigger.

It was my first attemt at a completely sculpted figure. I've shelved it and comback to it, along the way picking up better techniques, but really didnt want to start over with her.

While doing alot of JLU figures i see thing about sculpted annimated faces that i didnt before.

I'm tempted to tackle the head again. Just hope its not another 8 months befre she's finished.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 10, 2005, 12:38 PM
I see what you mean now about the eyes.  They're not too big at all, maybe just a little too far apart.  I still think it's outstanding work though.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 10, 2005, 07:51 PM
I can see what you mean about the eyes. If I did this one, I'd probably pass the figure on to someone else to paint the eyes. I would just mess it up. My favorite part of this custom is the cape. I like the little tassels and the flowingness of it. I wish the legs moved. They seem pretty solid. Otherwise, the shape of the body is right on the mark! Very cartoonish hot. Like Jessica Rabbit hot.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 11, 2005, 09:27 AM
Thanks phurby,  I did the legs that way because the hasbro ones dont have leg articulation. Otherwise i  would have.  To be honest, they did have articulation, I sculpted them seperatly to make them articulated, but then i realized that hasbros didnt, so i made the legs one piece with the torso.

I am going to re-do the head though...real soon.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Gregorbian on October 11, 2005, 09:45 PM
Nice work Glassman!  I really wish I knew how to sculpt and cast parts, you're results are always perfect!  The cape (and the fur lining) is really well done!
Aside from the wide-set eyes, I'd say this is way better than anything we could possibly expect from hasbro.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 12, 2005, 10:02 AM
Thanks Grego, I'm sure hasbro could have made a great figure, but they just dont seem to get it when it comes to which figures to make.

I would have taken this figure over a second version of anakin anyday.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 11:49 AM
Glassman, any plans to make a non-animated version of her?  I bet you'd do one heck of a job.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Cartoon Padme Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 12, 2005, 12:35 PM
Naw chewie, i dont think so... If she wore that outfit in the movies somewhere, i would have.

Owens version is there for me to look at. Thats all i need.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 12:44 AM
Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/bacarratroops.jpg)

Bacara : Super Articulated Clone Body, Cast Tank gunner head and cast hollow bacara helmet. The rest of his gear came from bacara.

Galactic Marines: torso and arms #33 clone commander, Heads cast Tank gunner and Speeder Bike Clone, the shoulder pauldrons were casts as well. I took two #33's and spliced them so there was no big shoulder pad, just small on each side. I then made a mold of that.
The Skirts are cast form bacara's
The legs are Clone pilot on one  and Snow trooper on the other. Couldnt decide which one i wanted to go with, so i did both.
The helmets are hollow casts of snow trooper with most of the helmet detail sanded off.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 13, 2005, 01:49 AM
Beautiful!  I'll comment more tomorrow when I'm not so sleepy!

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 13, 2005, 10:02 AM
You need to make a cinema scene three pack for these guys.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Gregorbian on October 13, 2005, 10:31 AM
WHOA!  Great stuff Glassman!
The removable helmets are perfect!  Did you have to significantly modify the Snowtrooper and Clone Pilot legs or did they fit?
I really want to learn how to cast pieces so that I won't have to drop the $$$ on AT-TE Tank Gunners and Clone Evo packs  ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 13, 2005, 10:50 AM
Outstanding work... the Bacara is exactly how I made mine... except mine doesn't have the removable helmet feature.  Guess I should maybe do that too!

The Galactic Marines are outstanding.  I think I prefer the snowtrooper legs on them like the one on the right... that's a good idea on the shoulder pauldrons too.  I should add those to mine.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 11:28 AM
Phurby, I stopped carding my clones and have been putting them on my shelf now,  I got too many to hang on the wall now....But i just thought about it and i do have a jabba dancer cinema scene box i could use...
I'll see what i can come up with.

Gregor, Thanks man. The clone pilot legs dont fit perfectly, the pegs need to be shortened or the legs will stick out. Then they need to be shortend at the top(where it meets the pelvis)

Thanks Chewie, I prefer the Snowtrooper legs casue the boots are more accurate and the pegs fit like a charm. I took an 1/8" out to lessen the height casue they are a bit tall.
I wish they had more articuatuion. I may look into the Saga version, but i had the POTF version in my fodder drawer.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: MetalJedi on October 13, 2005, 07:12 PM
I really dig the Padme. I don't know why Hasbro never made her. Its probably alot of work to cast an actual figure. Ive just begun trying my hand at castings heads.

I love the Bacara and Galactic Marines. Bacara is how we should of gotten it in the first place. At least with the articulation. Definately you should do a Cinema Scene with those gunning down Ki Adi.   ;D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 07:37 PM
Thanks meta, casting heads is where i started also, then arms and legs and then whole figures.

It's just a few additional parts.

as for bacara, That's just how i saw the cinema scene in my head. we''ll see.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 15, 2005, 05:09 PM
Those galactic marines are beyond Hasbro quality.  Glassman, you are one of the undisputed customizing kings, amazing stuff.  I guarantee if Hasbro ever makes the galactic marine, it won't be that good.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 16, 2005, 03:02 PM
Wow, strong endorsment DR, thanks alot for the praise.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 03:28 PM
Hasbro sure as heck won't go the extra mile and give these guys removable helmets, that's for sure. Probably much 'em up with a useless action feature as well.

Really love these, Glassman. Great work. What color red did you use on the armor?

-DD
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 17, 2005, 11:00 AM
Thanks DD, I mix paints, so the color is made up.
I mixed some British Crimson and black and a drop of white to dull it a bit.
And a speck of blue casue it wasnt purple enough.

I used Model masters Acryls.

Hope it helps.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: Glassman6 on October 19, 2005, 10:20 AM
Ok, I carded Toon Padme Version.I

I'll let you know when I get version II finished.

In the meantime... here she is.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cartoon/cardpadmetoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Super Articulated Bacara and Galactic marines Pg.4
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2005, 10:33 AM
Holy crap!  Usually I prefer loose figures, but I can't believe how cool your custom Padme looks in a package.  Extremely well done.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Carded Cartoon Padme Version 1 pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on October 19, 2005, 01:36 PM
Thanks chewie.  I hoping version 2 looks better. She i will house loose on my shelf with the rest of my cartoon figures.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Carded Cartoon Padme Version 1 pg.5
Post by: Jayson on October 19, 2005, 01:41 PM
Nice. But why the mixing of ALL CAPS for the PADME and Sentence Case for Amidala?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Carded Cartoon Padme Version 1 pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on October 19, 2005, 02:20 PM
The Lowercase is a mistake. It should be like PADME  with the big A adn midalla in smaller letters.
Good eye.

Funny thing, Last night i was cleanning up my work area, and i found the Sheets i printed to replace the Lowercase mistake. I just didnt notice when i was carding it. I printed these so long ago.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Separation of the Twins BLank Template
Post by: Glassman6 on December 2, 2005, 01:53 PM
Here is the blank template for the Sparation of the twins.
They are shaped the same as the Saga 2006 card.
So you can get started on carding some figs!

Here is what they look like.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/saga06-sm.jpg)

 Heres the Front (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/saga06-front.jpg)

 Back (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/saga06-back.jpg)

 And the Insert (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/saga06-insert.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on December 3, 2005, 08:49 PM
Well guys, as promised, i'm back with some new customs.

Since most customizers these days can't seem to shake the clone bug, i figured, why fight it.

I wanted to do somthing a bit different though. I had fun making vintage snoova, so i felt like doing some more.

What if, George Lucas didint wait 20 years to make the prequels...Would the clone action figures look like this??

Vintage Clone trooper Evolution

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vintevoloutiosa.jpg)

The torso was sculpted in wax for the 2 clones.
I took a cast of vintage stromie's arms and legs, and sculpted on top of them for the clone's armor.

Then i added the head of the Bootleg Clone ( the one that had the marching clone) and made a cast of that.
Same for the Ep III clone, except i used the head of the Galactic heroes. His skirt is a piece of plastic from a 3-ring binder.
The sand trooper, i just sculpted on the pauldron and the back pack. Then made a mold an cast.
The great Bantha 5 made one of these years ago, and i almost contacted him to see if i could get one for this projrct, but i stopped being lazy and made my own.

Here are more shots.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vintevoloutiosb.jpg)

Here they are compared to the kenner product.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vintevoloutiosc.jpg)

I am waiting for a vintage rifle to arive so i can cast a couple and give them all guns.
Then i'll card em.

So for now, let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: In Rem on December 3, 2005, 09:43 PM
I commented more at RS, but wanted to repeat here how impressed I really am with this work.

Be proud of yourself, man. This set is *art*.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on December 4, 2005, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the Double nod, In Rem.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: hemble on December 4, 2005, 06:07 PM
Wow mate the card backs look bloody awesome they really turned out exremley well and the vintage style troopers are great you could imagine if they made them back then this is how they would've looked.

Ron
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 08:46 PM
Not really into cardbacks (although you're great at them) or vintage stuff - but holy crap, that Evolutions set is one of the coolest customs I think you've ever made, and that's a major compliment.  If they were to do some sort of online exclusives like that for a nostalgia factor, some people would be having heart attacks.  Very well done as always!

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on December 4, 2005, 11:54 PM
Thanks hemble,  thats the look i was shooting for.

Thanks chewie, well not a card back fan or a vintage fan, then these next pics definatly arent for you... :D

Big thanks to jeff for the vintage weapons.

Hope you guys arent too disappointed its not a box set.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard2.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard3.jpg)

And the back...

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard4.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard5.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: Jeff on December 5, 2005, 09:56 AM
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard1.jpg)(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard2.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard3.jpg)

Wow!  Those are really cool!

I love seeing custom carded stuff since I think that shows off double the skills (the figure and the card  ;)).  Seeing stuff like this always makes me wish they would just use those vinty cards for the current figures!

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper Evolution pg.5
Post by: Glassman6 on December 6, 2005, 09:42 AM
Thanks Jeff, and thanks agian for rushing those rifles to me.

I agree, I love carded customs. I wish more were into it.
I love to see vint cards, but we've had some nice cardbacks come from hasbro.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper CARDED pg.6
Post by: Gregorbian on December 7, 2005, 08:49 PM
Glassman - WOW!  Those are awesome man, excellent work.  I really like the sculpted Ep. II and Ep. III Clone armor, they turned out perfect (very vintage-vibe to them). 
I like your choice of helmets also.  The bootleg Clone helmet definitely has a vintage-feel to it and the Galactic Heroes helmet (although I did not like it at first) works perfectly, I think.  Initially I thought it was a bit too squat, but upon looking at it again, I see that it really matches the vintage Stormtrooper helmet pretty well in terms of proportions.
This is such a great idea!  I really need to learn how to cast figures so that I can try projects like this!

Excellent work, the cards turned out great!
Keep it up Glassman!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on December 8, 2005, 09:58 AM
Thanks alot Gregor,

Yeah, the squatness of the GH head, made me hesitate, but its defority matched the vintage stormies deformed helmet.  I may revisit it this weekend, to make one less squat.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Clone Trooper CARDED pg.6
Post by: darth_ripley on December 9, 2005, 10:28 PM
Glassman, i know i commented more over at RS regarding the packaging ideas (vintage 3 pack) but i really like what you have done carding them seperately. it reminds me of the way the vintage German POTF figures were packaged on the card in a large envelope back in 1985.  looks great!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Carded figures
Post by: Glassman6 on January 9, 2006, 01:05 PM
I finally got around to carding my Mon Cal dancer.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject9/moncal-card1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject9/moncal-card2.jpg)

I also go my tonnika sisters carded ( after redoing the figure's Heads twice).

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject9/tonnika-redo4.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject9/tonnika-card1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject9/tonnika-card2.jpg)


Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: CHEWIE on January 9, 2006, 01:17 PM
You my friend have way too much talent!   ;)

Those look just stunning.  Like pure production quality.  If I saw them online and didn't know you made them, I'd swear that Hasbro was releasing them.

Hasbro should take a serious look at your work.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2006, 01:47 PM
Exactly! I was hoping you would card the sisters. I do think the dancer needs to be on a new saga card. The rots card really hides the figure because of the lava background. The new saga card has this fishtank looking bubble that would show off the figure better. Maybe put in a Sea Monkeys background as a joke.  I like the idea of it having swimming action even though I know it does. Maybe she can have diving and resurfacing function by added baking soda to a comparent on her back? (like a toy submarine).
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on January 9, 2006, 02:15 PM
Thanks guys,  after i had these carded and side by side, i really realized how much i never really liked the ROTS cards.
They are just ugly/busy compared to the elegance of some of the other cards.

Funny thing is that with all the clones i've made, i have more ROTS carded figures than any other cards.
Maybe thats why i stopped carding them, casue i didnt like how they looked carded... But now with the
06 cards.. i like carding again. ;D

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 9, 2006, 10:53 PM
Wow!

Your the Total Package Glassman.

Sculpter, Painter, Caster, ....And Custom Pakage Maker :-\?

Your Package Work is Amazing.  Where did to get that Pic. of the Mon Cal Dancer? I have never seen it before.

Keep Up the Amazing Work!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on January 10, 2006, 10:40 AM
Thanks Fritz. Carding figures is my favorite part of customizing.
I'm actually planning a HUGE custom carding project this year.
It may take me the whole year. If i stick to it...may take longer if i don't.

The pic is from the official movie guide. It has alot of cool images in it. I have a scan if you need it.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: aeseven7 on January 11, 2006, 04:19 AM
Fantastic job carding the MonCal Dancer and the Sisters look GREAT in the new Saga card (also love that you put them TOgether).  I agree though (in regards to SAGA packaging looking better than rots), I always favored the potc card look over the rots but the new SAGA line has the best of both worlds so to speak!

I'll be carding my Baron Fel in the new Saga cards, glad I held out until the saga ones came along, lol.

ps- This is the first time I've seen your tonnika sisters and i must say FINE job~!  I know how tricky the hair can be and yours turned out great.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on January 11, 2006, 10:17 AM
Thanks aeseven7, I may just re-card the dancer in the new saga06 card. There will be ROTS figures on those cards eventually. I didnt think about that before. Maybe this weekend.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: darth_ripley on January 11, 2006, 12:51 PM
Glassman, i love the Tonnika's on the Saga packaging...they really look amazing! i think the Mon Cal dancer would look much better on a Saga card too, not that the ROTS isn't cool, the Saga is just that much better  ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2006, 03:22 PM
I think the rots flames just hide the figure.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: jedipurge on January 11, 2006, 03:57 PM
you know glassman i don't thing i've ever replied on any of your stuff :-[, that being said your work has always really impressed me.  skill, paint apps, creativity, and execution are all qualities that one day i hope i can achieve at your level.  now then a question have you ever thought of putting the clones/stormie in an evolution kenner styled box?  not sure if that'd even be possible or worth the effort just something i thought would be a little intresting to see.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on January 12, 2006, 01:31 PM
Thanks Rip, I agree with you and Phruby, I got lazy last night, or i would have had it re-carded already. I think i may make a cast of a couple of those holo figures cause i can see i'll be using this card alot this year.

PHruby, i think the ROTS card is just too busy, becasue of the flames and huge contrast between the Yello, red & Blue.

Jedipurge, well, thank you for finally commenting on my stuff. I had initially thought about it. But the kenner 3-pack box is so plain. No picture just HUge text... And i enjoy making cards so much, that i just went with the indivdual cards.
Thanks for all the kind words!!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 14, 2006, 02:27 PM
Amazing work, Glassman. I tend to agree on the ROTS packaging...way too busy for my tastes. The saga cards have a lot more class, and fine customs like these deserve it.

Those Tonnika sisters are simply amazing.

-DD
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Quazar on January 16, 2006, 06:36 PM
This is some amazing, AMAZING work!!  The cards are absolutely beautiful!!!!

I especially love the custom vintage clone troopers!  Wow, it's like stepping into a time machine....or something.  Beautiful and brilliant!!! 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal & Tonnika Sisters CARDED pg.6
Post by: Glassman6 on January 20, 2006, 10:44 AM
Thanks DarthD and Quazar.

After being pleased with how the tonnika sisters turned out, I re-carded my Moncalimari Dancer with the Saga 06 cards.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject7/moncal-recard.jpg)

Since I have renewed my love for vintage figures, I am finally
getting around to my vintage recarding project.
I've wanted to do this for a long time.
My plan is to re-card all my vintage figures and mount them on the wall in my basement.

If i do one figure a week, it will take me about 2 years to complete. So this is a long term project that i will try to update regularly.

Here is the wall BEFORE i start.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/cardwall1.jpg)

I Have made all cards for janruary and just need to add the figures.
Here are the first 4 figures' cards.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/cardproject1.jpg)

I will also be making coin duplicates when i can get my hands on the coins to make a mold.

Here are some of the coins I made testing the paint i'll be using.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/fettcoins2.jpg)

Even though it wont show, i made the coins double sided. Just the completist in me.

Let me know what you think!
If anyone who's into re-carding needs a coin cast, let me know. I have alot of coin molds and some rare ones as you will see throughout the project.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: CHEWIE on January 20, 2006, 11:23 AM
Simply amazing.  I've said it before, and I'll always repeat it, you are a true artist.

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: BrentS on January 20, 2006, 01:40 PM
What are you going to do with the Air Hockey table when you are done?  Can I have it  :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Phalanxx on January 20, 2006, 01:50 PM
GM, the cardbacks and the coins look great.  What did you make the coins out of?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Glassman6 on January 20, 2006, 02:22 PM
Thanks chewie ,BrentS & Phalanxx.

BrentS, my wife would kill me if I even moved that air hockey table...

Phalanxx, the coins are plastic casts. Then i sprypainted them with
gold and chrome paints.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Talon_Karrde on January 20, 2006, 02:44 PM
Shazam GM! those are SWWEEETTTT!  I have that luke xwing prototype (small)coin if you want to cast it, that is if you dont have it already.   ;D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: jedipurge on January 20, 2006, 03:22 PM
jeez man i don't even know where to begin.  hasbro should have a contract on their desk just waiting for you to stop by and sign it.  you're ideas and the fact that you have the skill to follow through is a real treat for all of us.  great work.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 09:29 PM
That Mon Cal dancer looks 10000x better than it did on the rots card. It looks like she is actually swimming with that background. Much better fit. It's going to be good to see you make the repo coins and weapons. Let me know if you can't find a certain weapon. I have most every one of them.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Glassman6 on January 21, 2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks Talon, I actuallly have the regular size Luke x-wing coin, but thanks anyway. Got a yak face coin i could borrow  ;)

Jedipurge, Thanks for the kind words. I wouldnt work for hasbro in a hearbeat if it meant i gcould get figures for free.

Phruby, thanks alot man, I think so too. Thanks for suggesting it.  I have most of the vin weapons too, but if i think of something, i'll let you know. You've bee alot of help in the past.

OH can you guys tell i got my internet service back???? After 3 an a half weeks!!!

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: darth_ripley on January 21, 2006, 02:12 PM
The Mon Cal Dancer really stands out on the Saga packaging. your PS skills are amazing to say the least!

the coins look great too! very realistic finish on them & VERY nice having the Fett coin. i collect the POTF coins loose (of course) and some of those mail-aways are damn tough to come by like the Sail Skiff etc. but you already know that i'm sure. i don't have too many mail-aways myself, and nothing really rare to speak of...but don't hesitate to PM me if you need one to make a cast from, maybe i could help out  :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Gregorbian on January 27, 2006, 02:12 PM
Wow, those custom Saga cards look great!  I really like the design of the new Saga cards and seeing your Mon Calamari Dancer on it is too cool!  One thing though, the back of the Mon Calamari figure says "Mon Calamari Dancwer"  :-\

Those vintage cardbacks look perfect!  Are you using the FFURG.com's patterns or are you making your own?  How are you going to mount the coins on the cardbacks?  It's cool that you are going to do the coins as well, I used to love those Ewoks cartoon coins from back in the day. 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Glassman6 on January 27, 2006, 02:40 PM
THanks Rip i'll be PMing you soon to get a list of coins you have.

Grego thanks for pointing that out...but... Not any more.  ;) It was an illusion.

The template i'm using is made from the VOTC card back, that i tweaked to
correct the subtle changes so it was more like the vintage card.
The Coins will be put in a in a repro blister similar to the ones used in
these older customs of mine.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassman6/Customs/c3p0-droids-sm.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassman6/Customs/fettr2-carded-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Talon_Karrde on January 30, 2006, 11:17 AM
Thanks Talon, I actuallly have the regular size Luke x-wing coin, but thanks anyway. Got a yak face coin i could borrow  ;)

Jedipurge, Thanks for the kind words. I wouldnt work for hasbro in a hearbeat if it meant i gcould get figures for free.

Phruby, thanks alot man, I think so too. Thanks for suggesting it.  I have most of the vin weapons too, but if i think of something, i'll let you know. You've bee alot of help in the past.

OH can you guys tell i got my internet service back???? After 3 an a half weeks!!!



Wish I did, but sadly never picked it up  :'(
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mon Cal Dancer Re-CARDED Saga 06 pg.7
Post by: Glassman6 on January 30, 2006, 10:56 PM
** UPDATE**

Well guys, this vintage carding project is taking longer than I thought. Janruary flew by.
My vintage figs are in worse shape than i thought. So i have had to retouch paint and remove marks as i go.

Here are the first 10. I still need to glue the blisters on.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/8cards.jpg)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/8cardsnfigs.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2006, 09:56 PM
Wow your custom cards look bloody brillant you have sure got some talent.

Ron
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Glassman6 on February 1, 2006, 12:30 AM
Thanks Hemble,

**Mounted some of them on the wall.**

Here is the beginning.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/cardwall2.jpg)

And some close ups

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/1n2.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/3n4.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/5n6.jpg)

Aside from the cards,
Luke's hair, legs and hands were repainted.
 Leia's hair was repainted and her blaster is a repro i made.
Chewies blaster is a repro i made as well.
Vader's saber is a repro also.
I even made the little color-match inserts.

All have the "unpunched" indent, but it only show on vaders, due to the angle.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Jediknight760071 on February 1, 2006, 01:36 AM
This is such a great hobby. I love you're projects Glassman. Can't wait to see how beautiful these will all look, together, and each on its own.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 1, 2006, 10:12 AM
Greg where are you getting the bubbles? How much are they?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Glassman6 on February 1, 2006, 07:03 PM
I got them from tjstoys, but the consensus is that toyrestore makes more accurate ones.
They arent expensive. the more you get the better the price,  but you can get them from .50-.75 cents each.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Gregorbian on February 1, 2006, 09:36 PM
Man, that's looking awesome so far!  I can't wait to see when that wall is all filled up!
Did you make the backs to these cards or are they just the front?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: jokabofe on February 1, 2006, 11:50 PM
Those are looking really nice. I've got a similar project waiting in the wings myself... I just need to pick up the last few figures that I need to have a complete collection, and then I plan on doing the same thing, just making some repro cards and re-sealing all the figures onto them.

I'll echo Greg's question - front only, or both? Personally, I don't think they need the backs, especially if you're just going to be mounting them on the wall. But the backs would be nice ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Glassman6 on February 2, 2006, 10:13 AM
JK, thanks alot. I am really looking forward to the end so i can see them all carded too.

Grego & Jokabofe, I made the backs too. I will add a picture with the next carded figure.
They dont need the backs but if i'm doing a double sided coin...then I have to do the card back!!
I wouldnt be able to sleep if i didnt.... ;)


Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Vintage Re-Card Project Update pg.8
Post by: Glassman6 on February 6, 2006, 10:54 AM
Hey guys. A bunch of you have asked what other cast i had available. Well, using my "Patented-Make almost any helmet removable without dremeling them to death" technique,
I have a few helmets avalable if anyone wants casts.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/removablehelmets.jpg)

$3 each shipped, If anyone is interested.

I'll be working on making a few more types available. If anyone has suggestions, let me know.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: ThePerennial on February 6, 2006, 02:06 PM
how about a cast of removable mandalorian helmets based off of the 300th boba fett sculpt? I can send in a 300th boba fett head if you do plan on making a mold of that.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Ruprecht on February 6, 2006, 02:19 PM
Oooh cool!  They look awesome.

Would you by chance have any removable AOTC Clone helmets cast, or on the assembly line? 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: ThePerennial on February 6, 2006, 04:32 PM
Oooh cool!  They look awesome.

Would you by chance have any removable AOTC Clone helmets cast, or on the assembly line? 

 I second that question.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Glassman6 on February 6, 2006, 04:34 PM
Perennial, i can make those for you. That is a good suggestion. A couple people asked me about the VOTC fett helmet, but that one is very small. I'll take a look at that tonight.

bjardker, yep I got those. from the Clone evo set.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: jedipurge on February 6, 2006, 04:45 PM
how about the scout/barc trooper?  what's the difference between the pop-up "figure" pilot helmet that came with the Cruise missle trooper, i think he was called, and AT-AT/TIE Pilot.  anyway if there's anything remotely different with that guy's helmet he'd make a good addition to the Imperial ranks.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Glassman6 on February 6, 2006, 05:01 PM
The scout trooper is in the same boat as VOTC fett.
The helmet is small so a cast wont fit over anything.

I'm hoping the VOTC biker scout will be a bit bigger.

Barc trooper... I'll get to that this weekend.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: ThePerennial on February 6, 2006, 10:02 PM
w00t! Could you hold on to a few stormies/ (and when you make them) aotc clones/ 300th boba fetts forme until march? Or do you just keep the molds and make them as you go? I'll have a specific number before the end of the week, as I leave for japan for two weeks on sunday if you need a specific amount.

 PS: Those stpormtrooper helmets look so well done! I just had to comment on them specifically because there's so muich room in them from what I can see and it still retains shape! wow!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Glassman6 on February 7, 2006, 09:23 AM
Enjoy your trip P, the helmets will be available when you return. Thanks for the comment also.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: jedipurge on February 7, 2006, 12:13 PM
how about the maquire concept helmet?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: BrentS on February 7, 2006, 12:32 PM
how about the maquire concept helmet?
I'd definitely be interested in that one too!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Glassman6 on February 7, 2006, 01:13 PM
Good Idea purge,  I'll add it to the list.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 7, 2006, 06:01 PM
Good idea Greg. I'll have to keep these helmet in mind.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Commander_Miseria on February 7, 2006, 08:14 PM
The scout trooper is in the same boat as VOTC fett.
The helmet is small so a cast wont fit over anything.

I'm hoping the VOTC biker scout will be a bit bigger.

Barc trooper... I'll get to that this weekend.

WOW  if you can succesful get a removable BARC trooper helmet I will defintely be in for like 5. I dont think it could be done, but thats by me :-\. You on the other hand will probably work your usual magic and get it to fit clone heads flawlessly. I cant wait to see the new helmets glass.  8)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: jedipurge on February 7, 2006, 08:22 PM
well if the barc/scout trooper is too small how about filling it in so that it would fit over a ball joint ala AT-TE gunner/tactical trooper so you could at least make them interchangable w/a head or helmet.  I'd say that would be better then nothing considering the VOTC version coming out doesn't look much bigger.  If not possible glassman it's cool i don't know much about molding/casting or how difficult i would be to accomplish this.  Sending pm your way.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: hemble 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
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Lestat on March 10, 2006, 06:21 PM
Man, I wish I had found this thread sooner! PM sent.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Removable Helmet Casts pg.9
Post by: Glassman6 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.


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/final42.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/final4.jpg)

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


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/cardwall13.jpg)

Here are the 12-Backs (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/12backs.jpg)

On to the 20-backs!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: CHEWIE 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
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on March 16, 2006, 12:56 PM
Thanks Chewie, I actually like making cards more then figures!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: CHEWIE 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
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: Master_Phruby 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?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: BrentS 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: BrentS 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Re-Card Update pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmets
Post by: Glassman6 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.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/Tutorial/fetthelmet1.jpg)

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

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/Tutorial/fetthelmet2.jpg)

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

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/Tutorial/fetthelmet3.jpg)
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/Tutorial/fetthelmet4.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2006, 12:02 AM
What a creative idea Glassman!

 :P
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Fritzkrieg 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: ThePerennial on March 21, 2006, 12:33 AM
I second that question. I'd like a TON of those casts!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: BrentS on March 21, 2006, 12:43 AM
Glassman- thats a great looking helmet.  You still win the top prize for casting parts.  I'd be interested in one of those helmets too!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Kit Fisto on March 21, 2006, 03:05 PM
Same here!! That is a very simple but awesome idea. If you're sellin' LMK ok?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on March 22, 2006, 11:30 AM
Thanks guys. Just PM me.
I should have my boba fett with removable helmet done soon. I've been wanting a VOTC fett like this for a while.
Hopefully this weekend.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Phalanxx on March 22, 2006, 03:14 PM
Wow.. thats a great improvement ove the original Jango helmet.  Great Fix!

PM sent your way!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Clone Commander on March 22, 2006, 05:38 PM
Awesome casts Glassman!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Ryan on March 22, 2006, 07:09 PM
Glass this new helmet turned out fantastic. Have you considered doing tis on any other kind of helmets like Ric Olie's helmet??
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on March 22, 2006, 08:13 PM
I'm gonna try the biker scout, that the at-rt trooper...then who knows. I'll look into the ric helmet.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: findswoman on March 22, 2006, 08:51 PM
Excellent job on that helmet, Glassman (although I'm by no means surprised)!  Looks absolutely seamless.  The detailing on the antenna looks great -- it's the little things that count!  If I ever need any Mandalore helmets, I now know exactly whom to come to.  :)  Keep up the great work!

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2006, 04:18 AM
That is a pretty spiffy upgrade to the Jango helmet...  Helpful for multiple heads it can now fit.  I like the technique you used man, pretty seamless, as per usual with your work.  Very nice man, thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on March 23, 2006, 11:20 AM
Thanks finds, THe antena was a pain. I had to cast it seperatey.
But i makes for more variation without them. Remeber Aeseven7's Mando customs they all had different
helmet attachments.

JJ, thanks man, glad you all like em.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Clone Hunter on March 24, 2006, 09:11 PM
I want that creepy green one with the yellow range finder.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: darth_ripley on March 25, 2006, 01:16 PM
great work as usual Glassman! that's a really flawless blending on the helmet. if i ever decide to do any Mando's i know who to PM  :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Word_Weaver on March 26, 2006, 09:07 PM
The Mando helmet rocks! I sent a PM with a few questions. But for the information of everyone here I will reiterate one of them:
      "Is the range finder movable? Like swivels back and forth?"
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on March 27, 2006, 08:40 PM
Thanks everyone.
Rip, thy'll be waiting for ya. ;)

WW, the range finder does not swivel, its fixed in place.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: aeseven7 on March 27, 2006, 09:18 PM
Received Glassman's Mandalorian helmets and they're nothing short of perfect!

They fit really well over just about any head and the alteration he did to make them more roomy is seamless.

Thanks again Glassman, and I urge anyone who's doing any sort of custom Mando to pick some of these up!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Gregorbian on March 30, 2006, 06:03 PM
That Mando helmet came out GREAT!  Nice work Glassman  ;D

I also love those custom carded 12-backs, they look perfect.  I can't wait to see you tackle ESB  :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Phalanxx on March 30, 2006, 08:24 PM
Got my Mando helmets yesterday and I have to say they are great.  The mod is flawless and you can't even tell which part was added.  Thanks again GM!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Kit Fisto on April 5, 2006, 05:27 AM
I received this dude's helmet casts today, and the look DOPE man!!

Thanx a lot, can't wait to start working on them.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on April 5, 2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks guys.  Make sure you share your pics with us when you get the figures done.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: jedipurge on April 5, 2006, 02:02 PM
glassman i was thinking of something while i was sitting in traffic the other day.  i had just finished looking at your casts for the jango helmets and admiring the helmet cast for the clones and stormies before i had left work so they were still fresh in my mind.  have you ever thought with all the mad skills you have at both sculpting and casting about doing stormie clone hybrid helmets?  who wouldn't want to have a stormie helmet with the Bacarra style additions, or stormie helmet w/cody helmet styling or even stormie with neyo styling.  it would give or stormtrooper legions some variety.  you'd have to think that not all of the additions and stylings were just to give the clones some character they had actual purpose.  it would also make for good evolution from clone to stormie.  in the evolution of the 2 they changed the helmet from EP II to EP III so in between EP III and EP IV keep the keep the helmet and change to stormie armor.  i think chewie did an evo of a stormie with 501st legion markings which was cool.  i know i through out a lot of ideas at once but it's just a thought.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Mandalore Helmet pg.10
Post by: Glassman6 on April 5, 2006, 04:36 PM
Thats not a bad idea JP, i'll see if i have time to bash some of these ideads together this weekend.
I'll post some results.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad
Post by: Glassman6 on April 16, 2006, 10:45 PM
It seems like Republic Commandos will be to 2006 what clones were to 2005, but
I had to do these too. But not only did i do One squad, I did two.
Remember Ricky UK/Concept UK's masterful Republic commando sculpt. Well i was lucky enoguh
to get it from him back in 2004. ( Yes it's been sitting on my shelf since then)

So when i started to Mod hasbro's scorch to make the rest of his squad, i figured why not get them all done.
While doing these, i was reminded just how impressive UK's sculpt is.

Who's the boss?

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/whosboss-4.jpg)

I used my patented "Make allmost any helmet removable without dremeling it to death" technique
to make removable helmets for scorch. While i was at it, i did the same for UK's.
Only problem i had was that the helmet was smaller than usual, but Hasbro's cody came to the rescue.

For each figure, attached a cast neck post.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/cast-wip1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/cast-wip3.jpg)

I aslo cast the back pack and gun so i would have one for the second set. Here are the moded casts

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/cast-wip2.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/cast1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/cast-wip4.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/whosboss-2.jpg)

The rest of the squad.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/whossev-1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/whosfixer-1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/whosscorch-1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/rc-fin1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/rcuk-fin1.jpg)

I'm not sure who was supposed to be vat mates, so excuse if i have the heads wrong

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/rc-fin2.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/rcuk-fin2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/RC/all-fin.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: BrentS on April 16, 2006, 10:51 PM
Holy crap, you've been busy!  Those Delta squads (both sets) look awesome!  It amazing how good the original sculpt looks compared to the Hasbro version.

On the removable helmets, are those standard Commando helmets that you made hollow using "glassman style" or are the resculpted to be larger? 

I'm also curious, why are the various clone heads different colors?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Gregorbian on April 16, 2006, 10:56 PM
WHOA!  Great work here G!  I didn't realize how good the RickyUK sculpts were, they held up really well  :o

I love the removable helmets, I think all figures should have removable helmets if possible.  The paint apps look really well too, nice work.

Did you articulate the knees and ankles on the hasbro version?  It's hard to tell from the pics
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 16, 2006, 11:49 PM
Sweet!

Now Lets See Omega (Both Black & White) and Aiwha Squads.

I'm still Waiting On Hasbro's Version of Delta Sqaud But Omega is on my To Do List, I'm Just Waiting on some Weapon Cast.

Great Work! Can't Wait to See More.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Bantha5 on April 17, 2006, 12:00 AM
Man, They turned out Great Glassman. I dig the removable helmet. I still thing Nik did a better sculpt than Big H. I can't believe you let that thing sit on the shelf for 2 years. Ryan
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2006, 12:09 AM
Mate there's no other word to desrcibe them the WOW they are brillant everything about them is brillant well done.

Ron
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Glassman6 on April 17, 2006, 11:05 AM
Thanks guys,

BrentS, I was home thursday and friday,(took a couple days to spend some of easter break wih my son)
So when he had enough of me and went outside to play with his friends... Plus no internet... Custom Time!
I did the same thing to hasbo's helmet that i did to the fett helmet.
The clone heads are different colors cause it was easter!  I just added pigment to the plastic so i could see the details better when painting. The plstic by itself is a translucent amber. Hard to make out sometimes.

Grego, thanks man. Yes Nik'c sculpts are phenomenal. Definatly tops Hasbro.

Fritz, i had plans to do an omega squad, but I think i'm done with these. DOnt wanna spend another year on RC's like i did with clones.

Bantha5, thanks alot buddy. I couldnt agree with you more. As for them sitting on my shelf, half of it was procrastination and the other half was that i was afraid i would ruin them.

Hem, thanks alot for the kind words.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2006, 11:30 AM
Glassman, you're starting to make me like the Commando designs a lot more... and that's hard to do as I've been a critic of them for quite some time.  Your work here is just spectacular, something we always look forward to seeing is your updates.  Ricky's sculpting is still amazing too.

 :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Glassman6 on April 17, 2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks Chew, I cant say enough how much better Nil's RC is than Hasbro.
I think it will be hard for you to find anyone who would disagree.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 18, 2006, 10:36 AM
It definately shows how ricky/uk RC helmet is so much better than the buckethead that we got from Hasbro. It's lot more detailed and realistic. It looks like you've been doing just a little bit of casting lately. Did you make a two part mold for those parts? How many molds did you make? Did you make more than one so you could cast multiple sets at once? Great squadrun.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Glassman6 on April 18, 2006, 11:04 AM
Thanks Phruby, No,2,yes, thanks.  ;D

Paul, I have been overwhelmed with helmets. I have been casting helmets pretty much every day since december. So i have been doing more than my share of casting, but hardly and customs for myself.
I made one piece molds for these. Unless the helmet has tiny breakable pieces, I use one piece molds. I feel i have more control over the air bubbles that way.

I did make 2 molds. I generally make 2 when i know i'll be casting alot of helmets. I wanted to make Delta and omega squads, so i made the helmets 2 at a time so i could get it over with.

Thanks again buddy.


Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Delta Squad x2 pg 12
Post by: Glassman6 on June 2, 2006, 11:12 PM
Just updating my page incase you missed it in GP12's thread.

Here are Isard and Dalla.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/group11-fin1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/group11-fin3.jpg)

Dalla was cast in grey plastic and given a olive wash, and ysanne was cast in rose color plastic and drybrushed with british crimson.
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/group11-fin2.jpg)

The heads were simple retooling of padme with hair added, and my headsculpt for ysanne was not recoverable, so i retooled a depa head( thanks to PenDragon) and sculped hair. Made molds and cast
them in peach color plastic.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/group11-wip5.jpg)


Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Admiral Dalla Ysanne Isard pg 13
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 2, 2006, 11:19 PM
Great looking pair of Imperial Ladies.
Are the Torsos the only part you sculpted or are the whole bodies sculpted? I'd love a couple of these Female Imperial bodies for some Customs I'm working on for my photo Novel. Any Chance that you'll be making caste available?

Where are his hands?
I always knew Admral Ozzel was a dirty old man ;D

Keep up the Great Work!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Admiral Dalla Ysanne Isard pg 13
Post by: roron corobb on June 3, 2006, 02:04 AM
Ozzel with his eye and how Hasbro really mess up them making him look up and off to the side makes him look as if he is trying to get away with something or he needs one of the bubbles above him with his fantasy within it ;). Awesome job on these glassman. Any chance of offering the casts for the ladies?
roron corobb
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Admiral Dalla Ysanne Isard pg 13
Post by: findswoman on June 3, 2006, 10:33 AM
Yes, Hasbro really got that "who, me?" look down.  I'd be interested in casts too -- do keep us posted on that!  :)

Great job on these once again.  These are some of the best Imperial femfigs I've yet seen.  :)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Admiral Dalla Ysanne Isard pg 13
Post by: CommanderKorbra on June 3, 2006, 04:47 PM
Yes, Cats would be awesome Glassman. They look very nice.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Admiral Dalla Ysanne Isard pg 13
Post by: Glassman6 on June 4, 2006, 01:02 PM
Thanks everyone, I will hopefully get some time to do more stuff toward the end of the month.  When i do, i'll let yall know.  The line starts behind findswoman!

I did get a couple hours to myself yesterday while waiting for a repair man.

Last year I made a vintage Han and luke in stormtrooper disguise. A few people asked me why didnt i use small head han.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassman6/Customs/HanLuketrooper1sm.jpg)

Well, a while ago i asked banth5  for a copy of his.  In the mean time i was lucky enough to get a vintage luke stormie and was gonna make one, but then ryan said his cast was on the way.
Well i got it Friday and I  added articulation to the arms and head and painted him up.

Here is Version II of Vintage Han in Stormtrooper Disguise.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vinhanstormie.jpg)

Secondly, i have put off posting this next figure when i heard of the VSTC comming out.
Well i decided to kill two birds since i missed March's Group project.

Here is my VSTC Biker scout

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/rykroff1.jpg)

Notice the helmet isn better proportioned. 
With that, i give my ode to Chewie..


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/rykroff2.jpg)

If i may, Mr. Cook...

Rykrof, hero of the federation disputes and clone wars, has seen alot of adventure in his day. Though his efforts were valient, he and the few others of his day were not enough to stop the evil empire from controling the galaxy.
30 plus years later,  Rykrof, older and battle worn,  finds himself on a mission to sabotoge an imperial outpost on the Forest moon of endor. Disguised as an imperial biker scout, he aids in disorganizing several imperial scout troops, by sabotaging their equiptment. Making it possible for a legion of imerial officers to be overtaken by primitive ewoks with sticks and a rock! Rykrof's wherabouts after the battle of endor are unknown...



Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and Biker Scout
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2006, 04:35 PM
Glassman!!!  That's incredible!  I really like the vintage Stormie Han and Luke, very well done.  I especially like how you made Han slightly taller than Luke.

The Rykrof in Scout disguise is just awesome.  I'm wondering how you enlarged the Scout helmet?  Great work and the Rykrof "storyline" for ROTJ is really cool.  And he looks aged really well too, he definitely looks like an older guy, but still able to be effective. 

Very nice update and the Rykrof is so cool, thanks for making that.

 :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and Biker Scout
Post by: glorbes on June 4, 2006, 04:39 PM
Oh, Glassman...I love when you customize the vintage stuff.

The Luke and Han look absolutely terrific.  The fact that you engineered a neck joint and a removable helmet is noth short of impressive. 

Daala and Isard look great too.  The paint on Isard's hair looks a *tad* rough, but aside from that, this pair of ladies look amazing.

As always, customs at this scale never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and Biker Scout
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 4, 2006, 05:55 PM
Thats great Glassman! Really love vintage customs and that Han is great.
I picked up a few spare vintage Stormies myself last weeks so think I will finally make my own vintage Han Stormie tommorow. It won't look as good as it would on a last 17 Luke but I havent got a spare one of those to chop up and havent got a clue how to make casts etc.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 5, 2006, 10:24 AM
Chewie, Thanks man,

For the helmet, I made 2 casts of the POTF2 biker helmet using my hollow helmet technique. I then cut one helmet in 4 quarters.
THen cut sections (like thin stips) of the other and used them to extend the origianl.
I then used wax to fill in the areas and sculpt a longer mouthpiece.
I'll forgot to upload the wip pic of the helmet. I'll try to get them up tonight.

Glorbes, Believe it or not a little over a year ago, i didnt like doing vintage customs. Lack of fodder was the turnoff. But now that i can cast parts, i love them.
Thanks for the critique on isard. I never noticed the uneven-ness till you pointed it out. I will definatly
have to fix that!

Thanks KD,  I reall like the last 17 han, but i always wanted one like my first version. SO i'm sure it will look fine when you get it done. Casting parts will definatly expant the possibilities of your customs.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 5, 2006, 02:54 PM
 :-[ I realised today when looking at my vintage stormie.... I don't have the skills for this one as how do i remove the stormtrooper helmet  :-\ Its attached to the body.... not qute as simple as I thought :-[.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: PenDragon on June 5, 2006, 04:14 PM
Seriously cool, Glass! I don't care for the vintage stuff myself, (tho' I still have my ROTJ figs from when I was 7 or 8), but you DO make them look pretty dern spiffy. Impressive work man.

And I especially love the VTSC Scout - Rykrof & his grey hair & helmet look top-notch! The technique you used on the helmet sound like it'd be painful for me, but judging form the results, it seems totally worth it. You make it look easy  ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and Biker Scout
Post by: psyclonetrooper on June 5, 2006, 10:07 PM

For the helmet, I made 2 casts of the POTF2 biker helmet using my hollow helmet technique. I then cut one helmet in 4 quarters.
THen cut sections (like thin stips) of the other and used them to extend the origianl.
I then used wax to fill in the areas and sculpt a longer mouthpiece.
I'll forgot to upload the wip pic of the helmet. I'll try to get them up tonight.


Any chance you'll be selling casts of the removable Biker scout helmet in the near future?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Gregorbian on June 5, 2006, 10:15 PM
Glassman - holy crap man, all of these are incredible!

Female Imperials - So cool!  I love the uniform and the fact that you were able to make it feminine.  Your sculpting and casting skills are simply amazing.  I don't know what else to say, hasbro could easily take your sculpts and release these to the mass market.  Absolutely perfect!

Vintage Han and Luke Stormtroopers - Yet again, you have a couple of outstanding customs here.  Han and Luke definitely look like factory quality vintage figures.  I'm sure if Kenner had kept producing figures for another year we would see something that looks exactly like your Han in Stormtrooper disguise.
One thing, I would try to paint the eyebrows a little bit darker, it looks like Han shaved his off!  :P

VSTC Biker Scout w/removable helmet - very cool.  I am always disappointed that hasbro seems to make underscaled helmets on their non-removable helmet figures.  You have what looks to me to be the new definitive Biker Scout helmet. 

Beautiful update G!  I am always floored by your talents!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 6, 2006, 10:46 AM
KD, funny thing, I removed the stormie head when i was a kid.
That first version of han and luke, I found the mangled remais of the custom and
thought it would be cool to revive it.
I can only think that i cut off the stomie head with a kitched knife?  It was a jagged cut. I then filled it with play-doh
and stuck the han head in it and painted it with white out.

So when i found them last year, i had to fix it. So i'm sure you can carve off the helmet if i could
at the age of 9?
Here was the original
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/glassman/gg-v-han-storm.jpg)

Pen i was the same way, I didnt like doing vintage customs becasue of lack of fodder. But i can cast pieces i need now, so i really enjoy them. It takes me back to my childhood... No not yesterday way back!

Psyclone, hopefully at the end of the month i will get some time and make some cast available.
I finished staining our deck last night, should be putting the finishing touches on the baby's room this weekend... so it looking like i may get some time soon.

Grego, thanks for the compiments man. THanks for noticing the eyebrows. I didnt. I forgt them!!!  ???
I'll fix that before i card him.

To follow up on chewie's question.

Here are pics of the helmet and you can see the two casts spliced together, then from that
i made a mold, I then too that one and cleaned it up and that is now my master. So when i make
casts available, it will be from the cleaner helmet.

You can see the progression spliced to final .

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/rykrof3.jpg)

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: BrentS on June 6, 2006, 10:53 AM
Glassman, I love seeing your childhood custom.  I don't remember ever being so creative as a child!

My mom sold all my SW figures in a garage sale when I got older.  I'm quite convinced that is why I'm collecting now, as a way to remember my childhood.  My wife just doesn't get it  ;)

Your helmet making skills are just fantastic.  You bring a great skill to the customs community.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 6, 2006, 11:02 AM
  I'm quite convinced that is why I'm collecting now, as a way to remember my childhood.

Im trying to remember what little bit of my childhood is left :'(

Any way Glass that is really cool to see how the splicing and stuff works, I may try this some day.
The old vintage Han is really cool for a 9 year old. I never would have thought of using playdough. :D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 6, 2006, 11:23 AM
My mom sold all my SW figures in a garage sale when I got older.  I'm quite convinced that is why I'm collecting now, as a way to remember my childhood.  My wife just doesn't get it  ;).

Same thing here!  When i went to college my mom & dad gave away all of my Toys period, including all star wars ships and playsets!  What figures were still in the ships or playsets are gone. I thoght they were all gone but i found some shortly after i started collecting in 96 in a box with my old comic books.
And thats exactly why i do it. If i had had my vintage SW figs intact from childhood, i may not have got into collecting?
Ahh, who am i kidding, I most likley still would have!

THanks BrentS, I am actually very proud of that messy figure. Cause look at it and think of the thought process and work that had to go into it as a 9 year old, My 11 year old would cut his fingers off if he attempted this. Seriously You should see him cut streak! It goes flying off the plate casue he cant hold the fork steady! Its hilarious!  ;D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 6, 2006, 11:40 AM
He needs more muscle then... lol what am I an idiot if its funny let him do it. ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 6, 2006, 01:37 PM
What can I use to fill the hole with Glassman? I've only ever made simple boil and pop customs so havent a clue about stuff like this.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 6, 2006, 04:05 PM
KD, I'd fill it with sculpy. That way you can press the head peg into it and then cure it.

SP1635, my wife doesnt think its funny, casue it a mess on her table!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Jedi_Assassin on June 7, 2006, 09:32 PM
That older R.E. looks just like my uncle. That creeps me out.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: findswoman on June 8, 2006, 11:57 AM
Hooray for childhood customs!  Very nice work with that Han, Glass.  And those hollowed-out biker scout helmets look FANTASTIC -- how on earth do you get them so clean on the inside?  I've never EVER gotten my hollowed helmets looking that good, and they're so often full of holes.  :p 

Keep up the wonderful work as always -- you never cease to astound & are always an inspiration.

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Artoo on June 8, 2006, 02:36 PM
Real nice customs you have here!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: darth_ripley on June 8, 2006, 10:47 PM
the vintage Han Stormie is awesome Glassman, fits right in with Luke Stormie.

i never had a whole heckuva lot of SW when i was a kid being a girl & all...it was like here - play with Barbie instead. i think my mom sold what little stuff i had at a garage sale too. i remember wanting a plastic lightsaber, the ones with the big plastic handle & blade that made sounds when you swung them in the air. well i never got that as a kid....but guess what? i got the whole Kenner display now! 8) i digresss...but nothing wrong with going back to those childhood days at all imho.

great job on the biker scout helmet as usual Glassman. your casting skills never cease to amaze me!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 9, 2006, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Finds, i'm blushing now... :-[

Artoo, thanks alot.

Rip, I'll make sure my daugther(to be) gets all the action figures she wants! And i wont throw any of their toys away... I think. Funny thing, a couple years ago, my wife took two storage bins full of toys to the salvation army casue our son didnt play with them anymore... I wne through and took our all the action figures first. ;) Thanks for the overly kind words.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 11, 2006, 02:59 PM
You Finally got your Scout Trooper Removable Helmet! Great Job, Your Splicing Technique is very inovative, and you cast are Top notch. I used the AT-AT Driver helmet that you Cast for me in my Ultimate Fel Custom. It retained so Much Detail from the Original Helmet, that it was leaps and bound above the Saga TIE Pilot Helmet that I was going to use. I'd like to get some of those Modified Mando Helmet cast if your still making them. LMK

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie and VSTC Biker Scout
Post by: Glassman6 on June 12, 2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks fritz, I saw your fel, and commented. I think i should have some time after next week.
I finished staining the deck this past weekend, and i have some finishing touches in the nursery, and i
should be back to having some time for figures.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: Glassman6 on June 15, 2006, 08:08 AM
A whole day off and all i got done was a card....

Here is may vintage han stormie carded.
Since i dont have any vintage bubbles, i used a repro and cut the helmet holder from ROTS Tankgunner. Turned it around and trimed it to match the corner of the Repro bubble and  it looks pretty close to the original vintage bubble.
I will have to redo it, as the glue i used didnt cloud the repro bubble but it started to cloud the helmet area.
I'm really just showing the concept. I think it works well.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vinthancard.jpg)

and incase you missed it.
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vinhanstormie.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: Phalanxx on June 15, 2006, 09:42 AM
Great looking cardback GM.  Your cards look great as aways. I really like how you handled the helmet with having a separate small bubble for that.  That has been one of my issues when carding helmeted figure. Thanks for the idea!!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: Glassman6 on June 15, 2006, 03:49 PM
Thanks Phalanxx, It has bugged me for a long time too. Funny thing, I thought about the idea
3 days ago or more. I've spent the last 3 days looking for an empty bubble that had the holder fo a helmet.
Coulndt find one...Searched throuh countless bins and boxes for one, I had given up  and was looking for an alternaitive and there was an empty Tank Gunner bubble right in front of my face at the base of my workbench... Man i felt stooooopid! I had taken the insert picture out so it was a plain bubble, and i just didnt recognize it with out the insert picture. DUh :-[
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: CHEWIE on June 15, 2006, 04:19 PM
Wow Glassman... that looks official!

 :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 16, 2006, 09:45 AM
Very authentic. The face paint job looks very simple and vintage like. Is that a real han solo coin or one of your casts?

Are you going to do a vintage sandtrooper like Bantha5's?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage Han Stromie Carded
Post by: Glassman6 on June 16, 2006, 11:22 AM
Thanks chewie and Phruby.

Paul,  do you mean like this...

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/evocard3.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vintevoloutiosb.jpg)

The coin is a cast. Ryan threw it in with the han cast.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage POTF Ben and Vader Carded
Post by: Glassman6 on June 19, 2006, 09:41 AM
Getting back to my recard project, these are a bit out of order, but i got a couple cards to add to the wall.
Delaton asked if i was gonna do multiples of each character, and i said if i had the extra figs,
i would make additional card versions. I was making a few coin casts so i decided to card a couple figs.

Here are a couple of them. I also redid my han stormie card.


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/vinthancard2.jpg)

The coins are casts. Here are a few more i made for later in the project.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/vintage/bencoin.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage POTF Ben & Vader Carded
Post by: Kit Fisto on June 20, 2006, 10:49 AM
Really neat Glassman!! It always amazes me when I see your cards, you must have a very good printer. What model do you have? Your cards come out perfect, profesionally printed. What do you use to print on? Any tips on what papers or carton we should buy?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Vintage POTF Ben & Vader Carded
Post by: Glassman6 on June 20, 2006, 03:49 PM
Kit, I use my Epson 1280 inkjet for most of my cards.
Our office recently got a new color laser copier. It lets you
feed heavy stock horizontally through it.
I've been playing with lasering the images onto stiffer board. (like comic book backing boards)
These are lasered,  Han, ben and Vader.

If i ever come across an extra 30 grand... I'm getting one for the house!

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs -Lots of cards
Post by: Glassman6 on June 27, 2006, 09:42 AM
Here is a WIP updade.
I just need to add the figures and bubbles. Hopefully this week.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/potfcards.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/13-16.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/17-18.jpg)
 

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/19-20.jpg)

Here are the 13-20 cards without the fett offer...

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/13-20b.jpg)

And all the coins i made for the POTF cards.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/cardproject/potf6.jpg)

HAve you ever known you had a figure, planned to use it, made the card, and then couldnt find it...
I searched through every case and drawer i had my figures in and couldnt find the brown hair luke for his card...
I was gonna use a blond luke instead, took the picture and everything...and then it occured to me where
i didnt look.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Lots of Vintage cards pg.15
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 27, 2006, 11:02 AM
Sorry, I'm not big on Vintage or Carding so I don't really know what we got here, If it's the best in the world or not the best I have no clue. It looks good to me though. :-\

adam
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Lots of Vintage cards pg.15
Post by: aeseven7 on June 28, 2006, 05:39 AM
Great work again Glassman.  You truly are the Cardback King!

They all look very clean and the coins are a great touch.  I wasn't old enough to really see any of these vintage cards in person, but I can definitely appreciate all the work that's went into them.

With Hasbro's future packaging leaning in the direction of these coin-based cards, I can't wait to see what you're able to do with THOSE!!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Lots of Vintage cards pg.15
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 28, 2006, 09:44 AM
That's the sandtrooper I remember. I though you did that one awhile back. The cards look nice and crisp. That wall must be getting pretty full. The coins are the best part. I'm impressed you were able to track down so many of those.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Lots of Vintage cards pg.15
Post by: Glassman6 on July 7, 2006, 10:29 AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment smarty.
Thanks for the gracious word AE77, King?  I doubt that... more like the court jester!
Thanks Phruby,  ya know its a labor of love... You should see my list of coins i have now... I only need 10  more of the main 63 and i only need a few more Droids and Ewoks... Some day...

Anyway...IMPERIAL COMMANDO HELMETS

Well I had some time over the holiday so i finally got around to making some Imperial commando helmets.

After sith-fire30 made an incredible set of these, his post turned me onto their project,  so i had to have some. I plan to make all the ones on thier site...
SO this is the beginning stages.

I made casts of the VOTC stormtrooper helmet.  I modded them by sculpting the changes with wax.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic1.jpg)

Then i made casts and started painting them. THese were rough and rushed, but my next batch will be better. I just got the figures i'm putting these on today.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic10.jpg)

They were based on these
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/Line_up_Front.jpg)

You can also see some Hybrid Helmets i made based off of chewie's idea and perennial's suggestion. They are stormtroopers with clone helmet accessories. There is a stormie with a bacarra helmet and a stormie with cody's visor. I'll paint these this weekend.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic6.jpg)


Here they are on my test fit clone trooper. I test all my helmet fits on him.


 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic3.jpg)   (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic4.jpg)

And lastly a real version of the clone cartoon pilot helmet

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic7.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: Gregorbian on July 7, 2006, 10:47 AM
Glassman - these are absolutely phenominal! 

Quote
Then i made casts and started painting them. THese were rough and rushed, but my next batch will be better. I just got the figures i'm putting these on today.

You're too modest man!  These look incredible, once you smooth them out a bit, they will be perfect. 

I love the Clone Wars Pilot's helmet, it really looks like you just casted an existing helmet. 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: BrentS on July 7, 2006, 11:32 AM
Wow glassman, you've been busy.  Those are some great looking helmets.  I expect you'll be inundated with orders if you open these up :) 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: jedipurge on July 7, 2006, 11:33 AM
A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!!!! these are just awesome Glass, without a doubt.  these are exactly whay every stormtrooper army builder needs, variety.  just one question-when will you be selling these?  ;D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: CloneCommander1 on July 7, 2006, 01:36 PM
Amazing man!  Now I have to re-tool mine, just to keep up.  ANyway, great work, I'd love to pick up a couple casts.
EDIT:  Oh, and please post these at imperialcommandos.com, they'd love to see them.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: Brisk Arper on July 7, 2006, 01:40 PM
wow...these are fantastic...if you plan on selling those id get some...just...wow
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: CHEWIE on July 7, 2006, 02:08 PM
Looking very good Glassman.  You are truly one of a kind.  Few people have your talent, and even fewer that do are active in the forums offering tips.

 :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: darth_ripley on July 8, 2006, 10:58 PM
amazing work as usual Glassman. the imperial commandos look wonderful, even with just the mock-up paint job you gave them. i'm really blown away by the Clone Cartoon pilot sculpt. if you decide to sell those i'll definitely be in line for one.  :) thanks for sharing your top notch works of art  :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets WIP pg.15
Post by: Glassman6 on July 9, 2006, 07:35 PM
Thanks everyone, for thke kind words.

Here are a couple more pics.

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic2.jpg)

 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/ic/ic9.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: CloneCommander1 on July 9, 2006, 07:37 PM
The argos is BEAUTIFUL, mine looks awful next to that.  Now I need to re-do mine :P.  Any thoughts on doing the armor?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: CHEWIE on July 9, 2006, 07:53 PM
Damn Glassman, that is one mean looking trooper.  Wow.

 :)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Glassman6 on July 11, 2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks CC1 and Cheiwe.

Chew, thats hasbro's sculpt. They did a great job at making him stern.
I just gave him some beady wyws and a slightly rassed eyebrow, sorta to say "dont even think about disobaying the empire"

I have to find a couple more bodies before i paint them. I want to do all four, i only have 2.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: CloneCommander1 on July 11, 2006, 10:50 AM
Any plans on the other commandos?  Like the dropship pilot, or the recon man?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Glassman6 on July 11, 2006, 04:57 PM
I have all the concept helmets planned...
Maybe i'll do the pilot next.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Nirvana on July 11, 2006, 07:17 PM
Any chane one would be able to acquire a couple casts of the Imp Commandos helmet, Glass?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Glassman6 on July 11, 2006, 10:25 PM
yes guys,  these are available, but i should have a couple more by monday, so wait till then, i may have the pilot and the one with the visor done by then.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: findswoman on July 15, 2006, 01:06 AM
Glass, your trooper looks fabulous, as do those helmets.  They're sublime in their simplicity and professionalism (which, of course, is true of all Glassman creations I have seen to date :) ). 

By the way, has your li'l girlie arrived yet?  If not, I'm sure it's not long now!  Do keep us posted!  :)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: VF/501 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Glassman6 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.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Brisk Arper 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
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Imperial Commando Helmets pg.16
Post by: Glassman6 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.
(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/fetthead1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/fetthead3.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/lucas1.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/lucas2.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/lucas3.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/impc1.jpg)


(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/impc2.jpg)


(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/fettheads/impc3.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Phalanxx 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?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Xanthos 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
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Glassman6 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.

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: BrentS 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!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Glassman6 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)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Fritzkrieg 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,
Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: findswoman 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!  :)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: Glassman6 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.

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/cards/sucess1.jpg)

Here are the figs

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupproject11/group11-fin2.jpg)

Here are the backs.

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/cards/sucess2.jpg)

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.

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/cards/sucess4.jpg)


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

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/cards/sucess3.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~gglasgow/Customs/cards/sucess5.jpg)

Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Commando Lucas Jango Wips pg.17
Post by: BrentS 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!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan pg.17
Post by: Glassman6 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.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/sleep.jpg)

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

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyrooma.jpg)

During: Paint and trim added
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyroomc.jpg)

After:

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyroom1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyroom2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyroom3.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/nursery/babyroom4.jpg)

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.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/jlu/superbabies.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: Darth_Ennis on September 11, 2006, 04:49 PM
Congrats Glassman! She's beautiful.

I love the room BTW. The baby Pheonix is just adorable. ;D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: CloneCommander1 on September 11, 2006, 06:18 PM
Congratulations, You have an aborable daugthter.  Great work on the room too, it looks fantastic for a baby girl.  Although a baby star wars theme would've been pretty cool.  Congrats again!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: BrentS on September 11, 2006, 07:01 PM
Congratulations on the outstanding addition to your family!   
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: PenDragon on September 12, 2006, 10:41 AM
Nice Work  ;D

Congrats, man!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: roron corobb on September 12, 2006, 12:06 PM
Congratulations. You will have your hands full for a while and soon she'll want everything. Girl know that force power from birth to get anything they want from dads ;).
roron corobb
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - 1:1 Scale Padawan Human Felmale pg.17
Post by: Glassman6 on September 19, 2006, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the congrats and well wishes guys. 

*** UPDATE *** 19 SEPT 06

I got these guys carded... FINALLY!

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/tiin-corobbcard1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/tiin-corobbcard2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/isard-daalacard1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/isard-daalacard2.jpg)

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Carded Figs pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on October 23, 2006, 10:04 AM
Hey guys sorry i havnet been around much, but i havnet forgotten the place.  When the baby is sleep and my wife is sleep and i'm not totally exausted, I have been sneaking in some custom work here and there. 

Mostly on my Vintage re-card project...

Thanks to scoobacca, who was willing to make his Sprits available. I was able to make these.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/spirits1.jpg)

 And for you folks that arent too mad at GL for changing the movie...Here is the Hayden version.
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/spirits2.jpg)

My re-card project is comming along faster than i thoght but the card making is the easy part, restoring my figures is the hard part.
That part is taking longer than i thought.

I did get alot of the figures cleaned up and paint touch ups. I just have to sort out a few weapons.

Here they are, all spread out ready for blisters.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/esb-figsm.jpg)

Here is a larger (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/esb-figs.jpg) pic to get a better look.

I've been woking on making a carded verion of Blue Snaggletooth, but i didnt want to use the same image that eveyone else does, so i tried creating my own.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/bluesnag3.jpg)  (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/bluesnag4.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/bluesnag5.jpg)  (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/bluesnag6.jpg)

Here they are, the doublemint twins.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/snag1.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/snag2.jpg)

I made a batch of coins for upcoming cards also...

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Cards/coins4.jpg)


As always comments and suggestions on the custom card are welcome.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 23, 2006, 10:36 AM
Wow! First time viewer of your stuff and I'm blown away! First rate.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: Ruprecht on October 23, 2006, 02:13 PM
Fargin' awesome, Glass!

Do you cast those coins in plastic and paint them gold and silver?

Also, what do you use for the clear plastic casts and the tint?

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on October 23, 2006, 03:26 PM
Thanks Darth A.

Ruprecht, The coins are cast in white plstic and spray painted.
Krylon chrome. ( comes in a black can with a silver top)
The spirits are Polytek's Optic Clear 1411 with the very slightest bit of blue pigmant form micro-mark.

Thnaks.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: Ruprecht on October 23, 2006, 04:14 PM
Thanks Glass!

Already have the pigment, so looks like I've got an order to make from polytek.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: MetalJedi on October 23, 2006, 06:05 PM
Im really diggin those spirits. Very cool! Looks like your recards are coming along nicely. I can't wait to see them all finished. 
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Spirits, Cards & Snaggy! pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on October 27, 2006, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the comments Meta.
I cant wait to see it done too.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Got Helmets! pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on January 29, 2007, 01:28 PM
Hey guys, its been a long time since i have had/made time to do any real customizing.

Knaves asked me to make a few casts for him, so since the molds are made, i have some extra helmets available.

Here are The George Lucas Stormtrooper, Comic Han Stormtrooper, Airborne Trooper, 30th Anniversary Snowtrooper and Endor Rebel Soldier Hat.  All are removable Helmets.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/rebelhat.jpg)

I also have sets for endor soldier accesories.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/rebelset.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Me as Revan pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on December 30, 2007, 11:30 PM
I've made 2 star wars customs this year!!  The first was a custom madalorian warrior which i will post as soon as the person i sent it to receives it. He may post it before i do.

Well my second is one i have wanted to do for years. Since I finished KOTOR and made a batch of figures for the game I wanted a Darth revan with a sculpt of my face underneath.
As those of you who played the game know, You are Revan.
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/hood.jpg)

Using my "Patented-Make almost any helmet removable without dremeling them to death" technique, I made a removable Revan mask. I added packing rubber band to it to make it like a hockey mask. How I do it, is here. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1667717&Forum=f7&Words=Glassmans%20Customs&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1667717&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=5211&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1667717)

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/mask.jpg)

I finally got off my butt and sculpted my likeness at 3 3/4" scale. I'm not completely pleased with it but i only put about 4 -5 hours into it so it'll do for now. I've posted my face here before in a group project thread where i made a 12" version of me with colabo help from Bantha5.
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/face.jpg)

Of course now i have a likeness of me at this scale, i will be sticking my head on everything...  :o   Stormtooper, Jedi, Pilot, Imperial officer... and whatever else i can think of.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: Brisk Arper on December 31, 2007, 09:59 AM
ooooooh.....i have an idea for you!!!!.... a glassman mando!!!!! that would be amazing....nice looking revan man...well done!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 31, 2007, 05:52 PM
Glassman clones! I like it! It's been a long time since you've posted a star wars figure Greg. Does this mean your finding the time get back into it? Hope.Hope.Hope. ;)

Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: MetalJedi on December 31, 2007, 07:07 PM
Like I posted over at RS it nice to see you do more customs. Love the Revan version of you.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: BrentS on December 31, 2007, 07:16 PM
Very nice work Glassman!  Its been a while since I saw any customs from you for sure.  I think you should make a Holo Glassman too.  Heck, Hasbro might want to offer it up as an Exclusive.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on January 1, 2008, 01:35 AM
Thanks Brisk and Metal, yes its been a while.

Paul, i am getting back in the saddle. You'll see.

Brent, Hasbro is the reason i've stopped customizing. They are making eu characters now. They have made sooooo many figures that i have made over the years that i lost interest casue sooner or later i'll get the figure i want in plastic.
Some the figures we've done in the Group projects have been made. Rabe, Clone training, Biggs academy, some others alot of us have done... Malak, Infinities leia, and now Female imperials. SO i'll just wait for hasbo.

Here is a better shot of how the mask works. The black strap is packaging rubber band courtesy of hasbo.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/mask2.jpg)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 3, 2008, 10:29 AM
Wow, that's a sculpt of you? Must be awesome to have your own figure. ;)
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - My second custom figure of the year pg.18
Post by: Glassman6 on January 3, 2008, 01:10 PM
Thanks DA, I am thinking of taking commissions for this, I just want to get a few more done so i get better at it.

Here is the other custom i did last year. Another customizer asked me to add to his Mandalorian Collection. He wanted something from my imagination. I thought it would be cool to give him a figure made of his likeness. So i asked him to send me a few pics of himself and here is the result. He patiently waited a verrrry Looong time for this.

Tag Brenmont aka "Hellraiser"

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/armor-front2.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/nohelm-front.jpg)

I was asked years ago about making removable Fett armor, but never got around to it. So when i was choosing
a base figure i wanted to be able to incorporate that feature as well.


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/noarmor-front.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/noarmor-side.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/noarmor-side2.jpg)

I also had the idea a long time ago when i made those spirits, to make a helmet with a see thru visor.


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/armor-front.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/visor.jpg)

He was made from an imperial gunner with details sculpted on as well as the custom head sculpt.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/wip2.jpg)


I aslo made a custom card for him, which some of you may know is my favorite part of customizing.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/tag-card.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/tag-cardback.jpg)

Here is a close up of the likeness. Before i added the sketch filter to the image i created the hair was brown in the reference image.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/tag-face.jpg)

Let me know what you think.







Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: patreektherodian on January 3, 2008, 10:49 PM
Noticed the clear helmet, what's it for.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 4, 2008, 10:33 AM
Greg used clear plastic to make the helmet. In the first picture you can see the face thru the visor.

This is a wonderful piece. That face sculpt is dead on. I can't believe how close you got it to the picture. You've got some cool details on this guy like the see thru visor and the detachable armor. I want one made of me! :D
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: BrentS on January 4, 2008, 11:45 AM
Wow, that is sweet.  It really is a dead-on likeness.

As always, I love the creativity you put into each of your customs and your cards are spot on!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: darknsour on January 4, 2008, 07:04 PM
WOW!!! their perfect!!!!

How about making one of me?? I'll supply the figure.

or at least cast some heads for me.

email me and we can talk money.

darknsour@hotmail.com

please let me know!!!
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Glassman6 on January 5, 2008, 06:58 PM
Patreek, the clear helmet is just another detail. I thought it would be cool to see thru the visor of the helmet.
No other function.

Phruby, you got it. e-mail or PM me and we'll discuss details. Thanks for the comments.

BrentS, long time huh? Thanks for the kind words man.
Darknsour, PM me if you are serious and we'll talk numbers. I would just be making the scuplt and supplying casts to fit one the figure of your choice.

Thanks for looking. I'll keep this tread more active for 2008. Promise.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 9, 2008, 09:19 AM
Nice work on the packaging too. Looks perfect.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Glassman6 on January 10, 2008, 11:43 PM
Thanks DA,


Well guys, like i mentioned, casting repros was the extent of my customizing for the most part of last year here are the results.

Mostly droids with a couple others. Thanks to Phruby for letting me borrow 3 of these guys.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/Droids2.jpg)

And lastly, i finally got my hands on a cast of Bantha5's Gargan.  I checked with him to make sure he was ok with me casting it, so here is my result.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmancustoms/Customs/Droids2b.jpg)
Every custom i've seen is painted different.
I chose these colors to make mine unique and cause it was what stood out to me in the reference pics. Its hard not to paint every detail, casue ryan put  so much detail in her, So i had to dumb down the paint job to a few select colors like kenner would have. I think it turned out ok.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2008, 09:18 AM
What a great class picture. Soon Mon Julpa will be joining the ranks. Does anyone have an extra Jessica Meade or Mungo Baobab that Greg could cast? That would just about finish out the Droids wave 2 line.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 18, 2008, 09:11 AM
Wow! :o Those are great repos. I'd like to see side by sides to show off how good they are.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 18, 2008, 10:04 AM
They are pretty close to exact as far as coloring is concerned. The bodies are molds of molds taken from the real thing.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 18, 2008, 04:29 PM
Great work on both the oiginal and the repros.
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 18, 2008, 07:55 PM
The pics arent coming up for me. :(
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Ryan on January 25, 2008, 08:51 PM
Glass you've been making some great stuff here lately. That self-portrait sculpt is fantastic. I seem to remeber seeing your picture on one of your custom cards at some point. From what I can remember you did a great job capturing your likeness. I've been wanting to do a Revan custom for awhile now (not of the real me though) maybe this will motivate me. That mando for your friend looks great. The clear visor is a neat little touch. And as always the card looks flawless. I really like how you used the dfifferent filters to add texture to the image and make it fit in with the Hasbro style.

All the repros there look great. How is your recarding coming along?
Title: Re: Glassman's Customs - Custom Mandalorian Warrior pg.19
Post by: Glassman6 on February 1, 2008, 10:16 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

Ryan, the re-card is at a slight stand still casue i am waiting on some uncommon blisters.
Once i get those i will be back at it in full force. I know i said i'd be done by the end of 2007 but now i'm making it 2008 ;)