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Title: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Siths Herald on August 21, 2006, 09:39 AM
Hi all,

I was just recently pointed to this site from TF.N.  Thought I'd pop  in and post a link to my customs page.  Any construtive criticism is appreciated.  Enjoy!

My customs. (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Jedi_Master_Ben on August 21, 2006, 10:33 AM
Hi,

I really like your Padawan 1 and 2, can you tell us what heads you used?

Thanks,

Jedi_Master_Ben
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on August 21, 2006, 11:47 AM
They were the kids from Spy Kids.  Never saw the movie, so I couldn't tell you what their names were.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 21, 2006, 04:48 PM
I really liked your Tat Argota and Kap Dendo, but most of all Montross. Is it at all possible to get a recipe for him? I think almost all of your customs are top notch and look forward to seeing some more sometime.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: bocrebjedi on August 21, 2006, 04:55 PM
You mean I forgot to mention this sight.  These are really nice, but no Gonks?   ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: stormtripper on August 21, 2006, 09:28 PM
I think those wookiees are brilliant... Nice paint application !
 Awesome.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Outrider on August 21, 2006, 11:27 PM
Wow.  I really enjoyed perusing throught your photobucket gallery.  Some outstanding stuff for sure in there.  I especially liked the Twi Lek Jedi on page 3.  Good good stuff .  Can't wait to see some more. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on August 22, 2006, 09:04 AM
Thanks all!  I appreciate the feedback.

and for Jediknight760071, the Montross recipe...

Let's see, if I recall, it was the 300th figure Boba Fett torso.  Djas Puhr (sp?) legs and holsters, one arm was from Dr. Grant from Jurassic Park, and the other arm was from the kid with the hang glider from JPII.  I also used his head as a place holder becasue it fit nicely inside the Jango helmet.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: BrentS on August 22, 2006, 09:36 AM
Those are some pretty sweet customs.  You should post a few here as images to really show them off.  I've found that many people won't scroll through photobucket galleries.  We are an "instant" gratification society now-a-days  ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: kirk_dougall on August 22, 2006, 09:58 AM
You used vinty last 17s  :o
Very nice customs though.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 22, 2006, 10:18 AM
Beautiful stuff Herald! No criticism needed.

One idea for you, though, on the Bespin Guard. I made a custom using that body and closed his jacket. It's really easy. I removed the jacket and then sanded his torso down, not even a lot, but it was just enough so that when I go the jacket back on, I could close it and glue it shut.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on August 22, 2006, 03:21 PM
You used vinty last 17s  :o

 ;D LOL.

Great to have you here, S_H. We've already met at TFN and your customs are indeed something to be very proud of!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on September 8, 2006, 08:47 AM
Hi again,

 On Brent-S's urging, I am posting actual pics of a few of my personal favorites rather than just the link.

Omega Squad Commando with black Katarn armor
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommando-Front1.jpg)

Kirtan Loor
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/KirtanLoor.jpg)

R5
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/R5-Front.jpg)

Amanin Headhunter
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Amanin-Front.jpg)

Commander Thire
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/CommanderThire.jpg)

Montross
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Montross.jpg)

Princess Kneesa
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Kneesa.jpg)

Assassin Droid
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/97c333b8.jpg)

Lt. Beroodo
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Beroodo.jpg)

Kap Dendo
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/KapDendo.jpg)

Jedi master Dooku
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/JediMasterDooku.jpg)

Darth Omen
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DOmen.jpg)

I will also be posting new pics of my collection up in that thread.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 8, 2006, 09:42 AM
Fantastic detail! You should be proud of your work.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 1/17/07
Post by: Siths Herald on January 17, 2007, 12:41 PM
It's been a while. but I worked on quite a few new pieces around the holidays.

The first is Darth Vader.  I was not happy with the 'Sith Eyes' hasbro was able to come up with, so I embellished.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SithEyes.jpg)

Next is a group of Jawas.  I weathered the cloaks and added some detail to the belts n stuff.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Jawas.jpg)

I was digging through old parts and came across a Yoda.  Even though all three members of his species that we have seen have been Jedi Masters, I figure there must be some more out there.  This one is a diminutive commando type.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Commando1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Commando2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Commando3.jpg)

I also was not happy with the General Kenobi that came in the battle pack, so here's my take.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Gen-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Gen.jpg)

Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on January 17, 2007, 01:13 PM
I also got a droid kick recently.  Here are the results.

The first is an Imperial Surgeon Droid.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/IMperialSurgeonDroid.jpg)

Next, I took a plain old Gonk and weathered him up a bit.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DetailedGOnk1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DetailedGonk2.jpg)

I think the base for this one came in a Spy Kids pack.  This little guy is a low cost starship maintenance droid.  He is equipped to climb all over rough terrain (like the outside of vessels like the Falcon), and has several interchangable tools and grippers for specific tasks.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MaintenanceDroid1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MaintenanceDroid2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MaintenanceDroid3.jpg)

This next one is a sentry droid, programmed to patrol estates of the wealthy, and deal with unauthorized visitors.  They are not an uncommon sight in some of the high level apartment building of the Coruscanti elite.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SentryDroid1.jpg) 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SentryDroid2.jpg)

This is a courrier droid, common in the halls of the senate.  Whether in the Old Republic, the Empire, the New Republic or the Galactic Alliance, representatives require a quick, discreet method for sending messages to aides and others.  This droid is equiped with encryption enabled holorecording equipment, advanced high voltage anti-tamper measures, and can easily scale walls in order to scurry over the throngs of people in the senate's corridores.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SenateCourrierDroid1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SenateCourrierDroid2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SenateCourrierDroid3.jpg)

Whether on a construction site or in a busy spaceport, there is always a need for a medium duty labor droid.  This model is in the same capability class as the popular ASP series, but posseses a higher level processor, so can handle more complicated tasks.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/LaborDroid1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/LaborDroid2.jpg)

And finally, my favorite, an antique Astromech.  This model is the same vintage of the R-1 series, with similar capabilities (and limitations).  The manufacturer of this model was simply outmarketed by Industrial Automaton.  In fact, IA later stole part of this models upper torso profile when designing the head for their R5 series. If you look close, you will see Bith horns and a guitar string used on this guy.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AncientAstromech1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AncientAstromech2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AncientAstromech3.jpg)

Thanks and let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on January 17, 2007, 01:34 PM
My final new post of the day...

I assembled all of the figures I have customized or embellished in some way for a group shot.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Customs.jpg)

I got to counting and came up with almost 80.  I realize there are customizers out there who have hundreds, but I thought it was a significant number.  I counted and these customs make up just over 10% of my displayed collection!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 17, 2007, 07:42 PM
 :o :o I love the Obi.The rest are nice too! My heart goes to the jedi!! ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on January 18, 2007, 07:21 AM
S_H, those droids look beautiful! There's a great balance between a new and shiny look and the applied weathering effects. I'll comment in more detail later this evening.

By the way, very nice to see all your creations together. Nice to see that sweet lil' Kneesaa and those pesky  :P Jawas again  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on January 18, 2007, 08:32 AM
Thanks for the comments!  I'm currently working on a second Omega Squad Commando and a Cal Skirate, so look for those soon.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: CommanderKorbra on January 18, 2007, 04:40 PM
I love your customs. I'll take time to post in more detail later, but for now let me say your Montross rocks.

Also, you mean Kal Skirata right? I did a figure of him way back, I'd like to see how your's turns out.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on January 19, 2007, 05:29 AM
Imp. Surgeon Droid:
Cool, simple paint job, very Imperial indeed. I like the modification on his left arm and the "apron" is a nice finishing touch.

Gonk Droid:
Really good paint job. The weathering brings it to life.

Maintenance Droid:
Very original idea and a nice b/g story. I'd rather see it without the big antenna on his back though  :).

Sentry Droid:
Probably my favourite of this bunch! The high gloss paint looks great on him, and I love those accessories.

Courier Droid:
Again, very original and the climbing on the walls part is a cool part of its b/g story. Well thought out.

Labor Droid:
Awesome assembly of different parts and a cool colour scheme. I really like the EV-9D9 head turned backwards. Nice to make those bulges look like photoreceptors!

Antique Astromech:
The assembly and paint job add much to the antique look of this one. It figures that the modern astromechs are smaller and more compact than their predecessors. Well executed!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on January 19, 2007, 08:25 AM
Thanks for the comments!  I was on the fence about the antenna on the maintenance droid myself.  I figured because of his size, he does not have a very powerful central processor and operates more as an extension of a larger maintenance control copmuter.  He's a little more autonomous than a battle droid, but depends highly on being able to relay complicated diagnostics back to a more powerful system and database.

On the courrier droid, I recalled droids in the NR senate being mentioned quite a bit in the Thrawn Trilogy, when they were trying to find Delta Source.  In a society where they almost always have the option of delegating physical tasks to machines, it seemed logical that droids act a senate courriers and pages.  They are easier to arm/defend and less likely to be corrupted than a live being would be.

I set out to make one or two of these droids.  In doing so all the right spare parts presented themselves to create the rest.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: David on January 19, 2007, 09:20 PM
they are all very nice, a lot of hard work paid off, but by a mile the sentry droid has to be the best of the bunch. keep up the good work!  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on February 1, 2007, 08:06 AM
I finished my Skirata last night and am VERY happy with how it turned out!  I also finished a second Omega Squad Commando and should be able to finish up an Emtree (M-3PO) from Rogue Squadron tonight.  Hope to get the pics up as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on February 13, 2007, 09:03 AM
Here are some new ones.  Let me know what you think.

Here are a few of my Kal Skirata, the wiley old Mandalorian Warrior that Jango Fett recruited to help train ARC Troopers and Republic Commandos.  He's carrying his Verpine rifle and even has his three edged knife on his belt. The recipe was Zuckuss legs, 300th Boba Fett torso and upper arms, Endor Trooper lower arms, G.I.Joe Jinx skirt (Kama), head from the line of WWII figures Walmart carries, and a hollowed out POTF Boba Fett head for the bucket.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/KalSkirata.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/KalSkirata-Side.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/KalSkirata-Back.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PapaKal.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PapaKal-Left.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PapaKal-Right.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/VerpineRifleandBucket.jpg)

Next was my 2nd Omega Squad Republic Commando.  Once again, he's wearing the flat black Katarn armor mentioned in the novel 'Triple Zero'.  The body was stock.  The backpack and weapon were customized.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoII-Back.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoII-Side.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/CommandosWeapon-1.jpg)

Omega Squad Commandos
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandos.jpg)

Papa Kal with his boys
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PapaKalandhisboys.jpg)

Next was a pair of guards.  I decided to call them Hapan Honor Guards.  Recipe was a POTF Bib Fortuna body, various Darth Vader arms, Skiff Guard Lando helmet (without the mask) and a couple extra heads I had.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HapanHonorGuardI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HapanHonorGuardII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HapanHonorGuards.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HapanHonorGuards-Profile.jpg)

Next was Emtrey, the M-3PO military protocol droid that was assigned to Rogue Squadron.  I didn't really care for the way the head was drawn in the 'Essential Guide to Droids'.  This was my own take.  Recipe was a ROTS C-3PO, some modified chuncks of the DS Gunner's helmet, and the Jedi underwater breathing accessory from TPM.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Emtrey-Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Emtrey-Side.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Emtrey-Back.jpg)

Finally, a made an Imperial R3.  My paint didn't turn out as crisp as I would have liked.  My white took several coats to cover, especially where I made mistakes with the black.  My biggest problem, however, was how sloppy Hasbro applied the green on the head of the original figure.  Their overspray shows behind my black.  Overall though, I thought the black and white made a nice contrast for an Imperial Astromech.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ImperialR3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ImperialR3-Back.jpg)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 13, 2007, 04:42 PM
 :o :o :o Awesome I really like those! Great job! ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 14, 2007, 03:14 AM
I like your guards - they have a simple yet regal look to them.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on February 14, 2007, 08:11 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: ars30 on March 4, 2007, 09:18 PM
Hi,
I Loved All Your Customs But I Believe My Personal Favorites are Papa Kal & The Omegas.
The Black Hapen Guard Looks Almost Exactly like Jules From Pulp Fiction.
Is That A Mace Head With A Mustache Painted On?  ;D

Allen
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on March 6, 2007, 08:47 AM
Thanks!  And yeah, that's a Mace head.  To bad I couldn't find a Travolta head for the other one.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 10, 2007, 09:55 AM
Here's some new ones.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.

The first is a Ssi-Ruuk soldier, complete with his paddlebeamer. 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3864.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3865.jpg)


This one is an as yet unnamed Ewok Warrior.  He's a good fighter, but the poor little guy's fur pattern keeps him from earning a lot of respect...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3866.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3867.jpg)


This is Mara Jade-Skywalker as a StealthX pilot after the Yuuzahn Vong war.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3868.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3869.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3870.jpg)


This is a Dathomir Force Witch from the Singing Mountain Clan, along with her Rancor mount.
"I'd let her ride my Rancor!" - Han Solo - The Courtship of Princess Leia
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3871.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3872.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3873.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3874.jpg)


This is an "Ugly" starfighter I am working on.  It is still a work in progress. Because of this, I've named this ship the WIP.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3875.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3876.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3877.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3878.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Jayson on May 10, 2007, 10:00 AM
Nice Stuff Steve! The Ewok is great as is the Force Witch with Rancor - nice use of the Elizabeth Swann from POTC:AWE figure. Very cool.

What did you use for the feather on Skunky the Ewok Warrior?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 10, 2007, 10:13 AM
Thanks Jay!  I had some extra vintage Logray staffs.  I cut the feathers off of them.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 10, 2007, 11:27 AM
Very nice stuff there. You need to send in that ship and the Dathomir Force Witch in for the UGP diorama!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: bocrebjedi on May 10, 2007, 01:38 PM
Very nice stuff Steve.  The WIP is coming along nicely.  I like the pit droid that's included in it.  I also like the Dathomir witch, it looks great along with the Rancor.  How's the TIE Trainer coming along?   ;)

We'll have to get together again this summer to do some customizing.  What about at CON in July?  I'm trying to do some casting again. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 10, 2007, 03:28 PM
Cool Stuff and a nice job on all! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: David on May 10, 2007, 07:10 PM
ice customs. I like the baby dinosaur with the cool gun thingy, hes very neat. I also like the ship with the pit droid in it (I love pit droids!!!)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: JangoTat on May 10, 2007, 07:33 PM
i am not going to lie these are all good. keep it up, the ship is my favourite so far.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on May 13, 2007, 02:35 PM
Wow, what a pleasure to see your updates S_H!

Quite daring of you making that Ssi-Ruuk soldier. Those are from the Truce at Bakura, right? I'm not familiar with their species, but he/she looks great. Did you paint the entire Ssi-Ruuk, or just parts? It's hard to tell!

Unkown Ewok looks cool in my book! Once again, a great "furry" figure by you. Great addons to his hood and spear.

Mara looks hot in that pilot's suit. Hm, she looks hot in any suit, but that aside, she's also a beatiful addition to your immense collection of customs.

The 2nd Omega Clone is most welcome, I think, right? And glad to see Kal's already looking out after them. Nice portrayal of that old gun-for-hire. The head fits Kal's appearance well, I think, but it seems a tad too big for the body :) The colour scheme is very cool and the emblem on his left shoulder looks very sharp. Great job!

If you don't mind asking me, could you tell me how you go about painting furry characters, like Ewoks and Wookiees? I glanced at your excellent Wookiee warriors again, and would like the same effect on a Wookiee I'm working on.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 14, 2007, 08:41 AM
Hi Incom,

Thanks for the comments.  I painted all of the Ssi Ruuk (except the eyes), added the shoulder pauldron, paddlebeamer and 'nose tongues' (ewe...).  It started out as a velociraptor from JP2.  He's a little front heavy now with the pauldron and weapon so I actually had to glue him to the base until I get a chance to go back an put in peg holes.

I think part of the proportions on Skirata are a result of camera angle.  It looks a little better in person but stll may not be quite right.  That being said, I've seen people with big heads too, so he may be okay.  After reading Triple Zero, that wasn't quite how I was picturing him.  I did see a painting of him, however, that made him look a lot like Ed Harris, so that is kinda what I went for with the figure.

On the furry figures, I use acrylic based paints (usually Testors acrylics).  I start out by making sure the base color is what I want.  If the figure is already the right base color, I usually do a wash with watered down black, and then wipe it off right away.  This gives some depth to the fur.  If it is not the right base color, I paint the figure with an even coat of the color I want.  Once it's dry I may or may not do a wash again, depending on the look I want.   I usually finish the fur by drybrushing a lighter color over the top to give it some highlights.   I do most of it in flat paint.  It you do a gloss base coat with some flat washes and drybrushing, it can give fur a little more shine too.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - New 5/15
Post by: Siths Herald on May 15, 2007, 11:30 AM
Here are a few others I recently finished.  Let me know what you think.

First is Aristocra Chaf'orm'bintrano (Formbi) of the Chiss Ascendancy.  Aside from Thrawn, Formbi is probably the most noteworthy Chiss in the EU.  I thought he'd make a nice addition to the collection.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3885.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3886.jpg)


Next is Commander Gree.  I repainted him to make him a little more screen accurate (especially the bucket) and added the suspenders.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3887.jpg)

The next is one Captain Regar.  He's my creation, but I put him as 2nd in command of Gree's Kashyyyk forces.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3888.jpg)

This is a basic Kashyyyk Clone Trooper.  I just embellished the order 66 clone a bit.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3889.jpg)

All three Kashyyyk Troopers
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DCP_3890.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 15, 2007, 11:39 AM
We'll have to get together again this summer to do some customizing.  What about at CON in July?  I'm trying to do some casting again. 

That could be a very good use of an otherwise potentially boring Saturday...
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: bocrebjedi on May 15, 2007, 02:13 PM
Nice customs! What is the sash on Formbi from?  The clones look really nice.  Some of your best painting.

Yeah, I'm figuring Saturday could be boring as well.  I think I'll bring some extra GONKs that any newbies could pimp the Gonk.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on May 15, 2007, 02:58 PM
S_H, thanks for the info on painting furry characters  8). I'll put it to good use and am well on my way with sculpting extra fur on my Wookiee warrior's head.

Sharp paint work on Formbi, S_H. I'm not familiar with the character, but will look him up at Wookieepedia. The sash looks like a belt of some kind, but I can't quite tell whose belt it is. And to throw in a boring little nitpick: his shoulders stick out a bit  :)

The Kashyyyk troopers look cool. Great paint work on those men, and nice little gadgets too.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 15, 2007, 03:30 PM
Thanks!!  Formbi's sash was a sword belt from the POTC:DMC Torrington.  It's on Formbi backwards so the buckle is in the back.  I actually wanted a little wider sash, like the one on the Wookiee senator, but I didn't have an extra one.  I think it turned out okay though.  That yellow was a B**** to paint over other colors.  It took 4 or 5 coats.

Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Update 9/11
Post by: Siths Herald on September 11, 2007, 08:42 PM
It's been quite a while.  I've had a lot of figures at various stages of completion.  Here are a few I recently finished.

You may remember my first two Omega Squad Republic Commandos.  Well, since hasbro decided to make them as well, I figured I'd better get off my duff and finish up the Squad before November.  Here they are.

Omega Squad Commando III
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoIII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoIIIBack.jpg)

Omega Squad Commando IV
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoIV.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/OmegaSquadCommandoIVBack.jpg)

Republic Commandos; Omega Squad
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/RepublicCommandosOmegaSquad.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/RepublicCommandosOmegaSquadBack.jpg)

Next is my own creation.  She is Darth Temptuous, Dark Lady of the Sith.  Here she is with the art I based her on.

Darth Temptuous
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthTemptuous.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Art/DarthTemptuouscopy.jpg)

Darth Bane, as seen in the Jedi Vs. Sith comic.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthBane.jpg)

Gand Dignitary
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/GandDignitary.jpg)

Jan Dodonna, Lusankya Prisoner
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/JanDodonnaLusankyaPrisoner.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/JanDodonnaLusankyaPrisonerII.jpg)

Imperial General in field dress
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ImperialGeneral.jpg)

Stormtrooper Commander
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/StormtrooperCommander-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/StormtrooperCommanderII.jpg)

Human traveler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HumanTraveler.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HumanTravelerII.jpg)

Sullustan traveler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SullustanTraveler.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SullustanTravelerII.jpg)

Thug/Slaver
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Thug.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ThugII.jpg)

White Wookiee
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WhiteWookiee.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WhiteWookieeBack.jpg)


Enjoy.  Let me know what you think!!

Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Deanna Rash on September 12, 2007, 03:32 PM
 8) Very nice!! I like them very much! I love the thug/slaver :)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 12, 2007, 05:13 PM
Some nice clean customs there. Well painted and put together. Do you have a reference shot for Darth Bane? I seem to remember him have armor made of scales.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on September 12, 2007, 06:36 PM
Here is a reference image from the cover of the one of the Jedi vs. Sith comics.

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/09/Bane_sabre.jpg)

This was from the Battle of Ruusan (the same time period as the novel Darth Bane; Path of Destruction).  He was infected with the scales later, after he left Ruusan.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: stormtripper on September 16, 2007, 01:05 PM
wow, it's been ages since I have looked at the jedidefender forums. You have some really amazing customs! I am going to check in more often and see your's and others work. Very nice recipes and paint application. Great work for sure!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on September 17, 2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words.  I've been working on four Mandos.  They are nearly complete, but it may be next week before I get photos up.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: no boom boom soul brother on October 8, 2007, 03:30 AM
Awesome customs, nice variety of walks of life, especially that Jan Dodonna prisoner.  Where did you find feet with slippers?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 8, 2007, 09:32 AM
I just got myself caught up on all your work. Superb. You really did a great job on everything.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on October 9, 2007, 09:52 PM
Soul Brother and Darth_Anton,  thanks for the kind words!  The Dodonna legs are from the Oriental pirate from POTC III.

A few weeks back I promised my Mandolorians.  I've had 'em done for a while, but just finally got around to uploading the pics.  Enjoy!
Mandolorian I
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian1Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian1Back.jpg)

Mandolorian II
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian2Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian2Back.jpg)

Mandolorian III
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian3Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian3Back.jpg)

Mandolorian IV
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian4Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian4Back.jpg)

Here are all of my custom Mandolorians, including Kal Skirata and Montross
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorians.jpg)

Please let me know what you think.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: JangoTat on October 9, 2007, 10:38 PM
is the blue one supposed to be montross?

they are all really good but i think the green camo one with the Mcfett head is my favourite. nice job man!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: stormtripper on October 10, 2007, 12:43 AM
Your doing a great job at hiding those POTF2 parts, I recognize them but you really have done a really excellent job with that.. I like the Mando III the most out of this bunch, which is funny because I am not a fan of the other concept boba helmet, but it really works great with your colour scheme and choice of parts. Your entire mando army is looking very unique....in a good way unique, as in individual!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on October 10, 2007, 07:56 AM
Thanks for your feedback!  Yes, the blue one is my concept of Montross.  Just to the right in the photo is my Skirata.

I just picked up a few more holiday special Bobas.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet.  I think Scout Trooper arms would make good Mando armor.  I'll have to look at what parts I have lying around.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 12, 2007, 09:25 AM
Your doing a great job at hiding those POTF2 parts, I recognize them but you really have done a really excellent job with that..

I second that.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: patreektherodian on October 13, 2007, 11:05 PM
speechless
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on October 14, 2007, 10:41 PM
Thanks guys!  I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: psyclonetrooper on October 17, 2007, 12:59 AM

Mandolorian III
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Mandolorian3Front.jpg)

I really, really like this guy.  The paint ap is excellent. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2007, 03:20 PM
Yeah hands down that's one of the coolest Mandalorians I've seen.  Great paint scheme used with that wicked McQuarrie helmet.

Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2007, 03:30 PM
I would have bought the EE Mandolorian set if they looked half as good as your set. Very superior. I also like the camo one with the McQ helmet. You should package these it like the EE set.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on October 17, 2007, 09:32 PM
Thanks everyone! That's high praise coming from a couple vets...

I picked up a couple McSnowies this week (one carded, one opener).  They have some great pieces that could go into my next round of Mandos.  I'll have to find a few more for fodder.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2007, 10:25 PM
I agree the McSnowie is going to make great custom fodder. I just wish it was possible to find them in decent quantities. Of course, we could get someone to cast pieces from it for us.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on December 19, 2007, 04:26 PM
Very nice work on all those different figures from September, Sith's Herald. It's nice to see some cleaner paint apps, too. Which are in quite stark contrast to your Mandalorians! Very cool designs there, man. My favourites are # III and # IV. Mando III looks very mean, definitely like someone you don't want to have as an enemy. Where'd you make that splendid jetpack from?

Mando IV looks really tough, and the skull tat is a great detailed touch. Did you apply a decal for that, or hand paint it? Mando IV also has something Mad Max 2 over him  8)

I look forward to your future Mandalorians (and other creations, of course)

Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on December 20, 2007, 10:10 PM
Thanks Phruby and Incom.  I have not been customizing much lately.  I've switched back to 2D for a while to finish up some old works in progress.  I recently posted some images of them on my blog at the Star Wars Artist's Guild.  You can see them here. (http://www.swagonline.net/user/1555)

As for your questions Incom, let' see...  On Mando III, I think the jetpack was from Spy Kids.  On Mando IV, I hand painted the mythosuar skull with some flat black Testors acrylic and a very fine brush.  I only had to redo it three times.  ;)

I'm planning on throwing together a customizing party with some of the locals in Feb.  I should have more then.  Until then, I'll probably keep working on the drawings.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: bocrebjedi on December 20, 2007, 10:31 PM
Yay! Customizing party.  Either your or my place will work.  I'm trying my hand at casting again this next week, so hopefully I'll have a few extras I can bring you. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: IncomT65 on December 21, 2007, 05:25 PM
Hey S_H, just checked the SWAG! Wow, some amazing drawings there, including yours. Very cool ship designs, and I love Dutch, the Wookiee! Did you make a custom figure of him as well? (and would you mind if someone else gave it a shot?)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on December 21, 2007, 07:58 PM
Yes I did do a custom for him.  Here's the drawing and the figure.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Art/Dutchabeencopy.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Dutchabeen.jpg)

I would LOVE to see someone else's take on one of my characters!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: darknsour on December 31, 2007, 08:16 AM
I don't think Hasbro could take on any of your figures!!!

You do amazing work!!!

your painting and parts combo are the best!!!

Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

a fan
rich
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on March 2, 2008, 07:54 PM
Time for some new stuff!

After quite some time off from my starfighter ugly, The WIP, I think I finally finished it.  Though, since it's name is WIP (work in progress) I may go back to do more later.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WIP.jpg)

This weekend I worked on a few more.  The first is my take on a Generation II ARC Trooper.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/GenerationIIARCTrooper.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/GenerationIIARCTrooper2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/GenerationIIARCTrooper-Back.jpg)

Next, I continue to build my Mandolorain army.  This was a Zartan figure with some Jango parts.  He's a gunslinger named Nat Raz.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NatRaz.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NatRaz2.jpg)

My final new piece is a femal Mandolorian warrior name Starqe Iller.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/StarqeIller.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/StarqeIller2.jpg)

Enjoy!.  Let me know what you think! 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: P-Siddy on March 2, 2008, 08:41 PM
Love the name Starqe Iller. I think I've heard that before... hmmm.  ;)  8)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: JediJman on March 2, 2008, 11:29 PM
The Nat Raz from Zartan figure is my favorite - very nice work.  Hope you can give me a few tips...any idea when the next custom event might take place?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: knashdx on March 3, 2008, 09:32 AM
I am certainly envious...you have more time to work on customs than I do. Everything looks great.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: P-Siddy on March 3, 2008, 10:50 AM
any idea when the next custom event might take place?

I concur... Great times.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Jayson on March 3, 2008, 10:53 AM
any idea when the next custom event might take place?

I concur... Great times.

Bring it on.  8)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: bocrebjedi on March 4, 2008, 11:26 AM
They're great, but where is the TIE-Trainer?  ???   ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: P-Siddy on March 4, 2008, 03:50 PM
maybe I can finish work on Darth Yak, I've got some ideas for him...

sorry to hijack your thread, Carry On.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on March 4, 2008, 09:19 PM
They're great, but where is the TIE-Trainer?  ???   ;)

D'oh! 

I think I need to get a fresh can of yellow spray paint first.  Soon.  Very soon. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 6, 2008, 09:11 AM
Great updates! More outstanding work.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: MetalJedi on March 6, 2008, 08:35 PM
Nice customs! I love the female Mando.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald
Post by: Siths Herald on May 8, 2008, 11:21 PM
I've finished a trio of influential females from the EU.  I've seen a few of these posted by others since the Lt. Shan/June Eclipse body was released, but have expected to see more. I had been waiting quite a while to make these.  I still may go back and try to make the rank bars more accurate (does Isard even wear one?)  Let me know what you think!

Admiral Daala
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AdmiralDaalaI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AdmiralDaalaII.jpg)

Ysanne Isard
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/YsanneIsard.jpg)

Darth Zannah
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthZannahI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthZannahII.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: bocrebjedi on May 11, 2008, 01:33 AM
Very nicely done.  I expect to see a number of female Imperial Officer customs.  Many from me.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: IncomT65 on May 11, 2008, 01:46 AM
Fine looking ladies there, Sith's Herald. Isard's my favourite of the three; you painted her outfit in a beautiful fiery red. Is that Mara's head you used for her?

Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 11, 2008, 09:44 AM
You did a great job with all of them. Who's head is Daala's?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2008, 02:46 PM
You did a great job with all of them. Who's head is Daala's?

I'm pretty sure that's a Pirates of the Carribean Elizabeth Swan.  You can still find them on clearance at some WM and Targets - I've seen them here and there for about $3.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: Siths Herald on May 11, 2008, 09:21 PM
Thanks for the comments! Yes, that's a Mara head I used for Isard.  It worked out okay, but I think I might redo it with a Marion head from Raiders.  Her hair is a little straighter.

And, yeah, that is an Elizabeth Swan head on Daala.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: Darth Depressis on May 12, 2008, 10:43 AM
personally for all the female fodder we have to choose from today, i'm actually starting to get sick of old swan heads popping up and new mara heads being used at a whim.

otherwise nice paint apps, but keep in mind there's plunty of other fish in the sea..or fodder. lol
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 5/9
Post by: patreektherodian on May 13, 2008, 08:38 PM
we should have a bank or list of female names cause frankly the only other decent head is that of what's her name from Pirates. Never saw the Nicole Kidman of Golden Compase yet
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: Siths Herald on September 3, 2008, 10:04 PM
I have a few new additions I've been working on over the summer.  Let me know what you think.

The first is the reborn Darth maul from Dark Horse comics.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/InfinitiesDarthMaulI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/InfinitiesDarthMaulII.jpg)



Next on the list:  I've done a number of Mandolorians in the past.  At the risk of ebing repetitive, I have a few final additions to the Mando army.  These will probably be the last I do of these guys for a while.

The first is Walon Vau, from the Republic Commando novels
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WalonVauI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WalonVauII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/WalonVauIII.jpg)

Next is a soldier named Ter Jesso.  He's skilled, but very arrogant, to the point of painting his armor orange, almost as a taunt to his enemy.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/TerJessoI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/TerJessoII.jpg)

Most cultures design their droids in their own image. For most it creates the sense of comfort and familiarity.  For the Mandos, they thought a droid in their image would help reinforce the fear their helmets usually inspire.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MandoDroidI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MandoDroidII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MandoDroidIII.jpg)

Daven Lefora is a battle hardened infantryman.  He prefers to go without the jetpacks so common among his brethren, but his skills on land, in the trenches, are unparalleled.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DavenLeforaI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DavenLeforaII.jpg)

Braydon Hoole is part of a splinter group of Mandos who rely on unconventional weapons and armor to give them an edge in battle.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/BraydenHooleI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/BraydenHooleII.jpg)

Bolar Krent is a strict traditionalist.  He wears ancient armor and prefers melee weapons to blasters or projectile weapons.  He is a master and hand combat and passes that knolwedge along to future generations.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/BolarKrentI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/BolarKrentII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/BolarKrentIII.jpg)


Next is a group of Rebels and smugglers.

Mirax Terrik (as seen on the X-Wing comics)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MiraxTerrikI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MiraxTerrikII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/MiraxTerrikIII.jpg)

Han Solo receives his medal after the Battle of Yavin.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AwardCeremonyHanSoloI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AwardCeremonyHanSoloII.jpg)

Here are a couple of Endor Rebel Troopers
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperOneI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperOneII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperOneIII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperTwoI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperTwoII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EndorTrooperTwoIII.jpg)


This is a fan-fic character of mine.  He is a Dran Shukkan prize fighter named Aresnal Delge.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AresnalDelgeI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AresnalDelgeII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AresnalDelgeIII.jpg)
(http://www.swagonline.net/files/imagecache/Preview_Scale/files/wips/Aresnal%20Delge%20copy.jpg)

Here is an Imperial Naval Officer.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NavalOfficerI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NavalOfficerII.jpg)

Next is a few ewoks to help build up the tribe.

The first one is an Ewok Witch Doctor.  He's an outcast who lives in the mountains away from the main village, but young Ewoks search him out when they seek what their shaman, Logray, is unwilling to provide.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokWitchDoctorI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokWitchDoctorII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokWitchDoctorIII.jpg)

Some Ewoks, though primitive, have very high mechanical aptitudes and eagerly learns the skills to gain them passage off Endor, as was the case with this Ewok technician.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokTechI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokTechII.jpg)

Next is an Ewok Archer, with a back slung quiver.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokArcherI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/EwokArcherII.jpg)

This guy wields his trusty axe with equal skill as a carpenter and a warrior.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AxeEwokI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AxeEwokII.jpg)

The final group is a few new droids.

The first droid is an ancient and neglected protocol droid.  He still functions, but has not seen regular maintenance in the last three centuries.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NeglectedProtocolDroidI.jpg) 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/NeglectedProtocolDroidII.jpg)

The next droid was built based on Dug physiology.  Since most Dugs are not technically apt enough to ever build a droid, there is speculation that someone designed and built this as a farce.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DugDroidI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DugDroidII.jpg)

The final custom is not the droid, but the swoop.  Here is my deluxe IG Lancer Droid.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/IGLancerDroidI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/IGLancerDroidII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/IGLancerDroidIII.jpg)

I appreciate your taking the time to look and your feedback. Thanks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 4, 2008, 02:09 AM
Great work!  You've definitely been busy!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: P-Siddy on September 4, 2008, 08:41 AM
Pretty cool stuff, Steve!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 4, 2008, 09:15 AM
All around, another great batch of work! I particularly like the rebel commandos and Ewoks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: jedipurge on September 4, 2008, 01:34 PM
WOW!!! You've had one heck of a busy summer.  Braydon is the only Mando I'm not liking but it's ONLY because of the shin armor, just looks too big.  Very cool Maul best version of the visionaries that I've seen by far.  Mirax takes the cake for me, though I'd have used Preger Padme legs if possible, it really is awesome.  Army of Ewoks and Commandoes make up a lethal bunch on Endor.  Great stuff all around.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: Siths Herald on September 4, 2008, 05:49 PM
Thanks.  Yeah, I might redo the shin guards on that one Mando.

The Maul ended up being a very static display piece.  The horns are pretty brittle and in order for him to stay standing (and not break off horns when he falls) I ended up glueing him to the stand.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: jedipurge on September 4, 2008, 05:55 PM
well at least it's a cool statue  ;)  How bout the shin guards from the Mace Windu, original Clone Wars version....or was it the Anakin which ever one it was they might work better.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: Siths Herald on September 4, 2008, 07:35 PM
I'll have to look at them and see.  Thanks for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 9/3/08
Post by: patreektherodian on September 12, 2008, 09:39 PM
Finally a black Officer!  cool use of a an ak47 on that mandelorian
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on April 10, 2009, 11:17 PM
I've done a few new customs lately.  Some are little mor ethan head swaps to build up the armies, or make the figures more to my liking.

The first three are hybrid version of Anakin, Obi-Wan and Capt. Rex.  I liked the Clone wars armor for the Jedi, but I'm not really fond of the Clone Wars clones, so I "fixed" these three.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/AnakinObi-WaninArmor.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/CaptainRex.jpg)

I never got all of the Walmart Build-a-droid exclusives for the C-3PX.  I decided to make my own, using 4_LOM arms to ger the articulation and grip for the weapons.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/C-3PX.jpg)

I've seen a few others detail the Comic Pack Ewoks.  I did the same to help them fit in with my Ewok army a little better.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokIII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokIV.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokV.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ComicPackEwokVI.jpg)

I added to my army of Imperial Knights with a couple head-swaps.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/ImperialKnights.jpg)

Here's a H'nemthe Jedi.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HnemtheJediI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/HnemtheJediII.jpg)

I really liked the Darth Maleval figure that came with Joker Squad, but was very disappointed when the Lightwhip was a piece of black string.  I added some teeny tiny pupils to the figures eyes and made my own Lightwhip by heating and pulling a Lightsaber. I think I went through about six red Lightsabers before I got this right and didn't pull it apart.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthMalevalwithLightwhip.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Lightwhip.jpg)

Ok - on this last bunch, I swear I made them before this last week's headlines of piracy off the coast of Africa, so this is no attempt to make light of that situation. (I have witnesses who saw them last Sunday...)

Anyhoo - I thought they turned out alright, so here is my little band of Pirates.
The Captain
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-Captain.jpg)

The Brute
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-BruteI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-BruteII.jpg)

The Swashbuckler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-SwashbucklerI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-SwashbucklerII.jpg)

The Gentleman Gunfighter
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/Pirate-GentlemanGunfighter.jpg)

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 11, 2009, 02:40 PM
Very cool.  Especially the light whip.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: knashdx on April 14, 2009, 04:05 PM
How well do the WWE figures work with the Star Wars stuff?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on April 14, 2009, 10:35 PM
I think the scale is good.  I also think I need to work on making the peg on the shoulder joint fit better in the the SW torsos.  I am a little ashamed to say after screwing up the modification I ended up just glueing the arms in place.  Another static display... 

That being said, the WWE figures seem to be built fairly rigid, and the connecting parts are standardized.  To me, that is really one of the hardest parts of customizing SW figures.  You can never count on the ball joints, pegs, etc., that connect the parts, being the same size from one figure to the next.

I got my customizing start with G.I. Joe figures back when I was a kid.  Their parts were all 100% interchangable, so it was very easy.   
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: stormforce customs on April 28, 2009, 11:42 AM
Ive just found this site and been looking at your work and have to say man love it its bold well thought out and unbeleavably well exocuted great work man really great work
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on May 2, 2009, 05:26 PM
Thank you.  Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on March 1, 2010, 11:02 PM
I guess it's been nearly a year since I posted anything new here.  I've been busy over the winter.  Here are me new pieces and some updates to old ones.  I have also made some large updates to my SWAG gallery. (http://swagonline.net/user/1555/gallery)  Many of my custom figures have corresponding original art and backstories there.   My next big project will be to bring the customs, art and backstories all together in one dossier.


First is a group of Sith.  

Super Articulated Darth Maul - Theed Palace Duel.  I was able to do everything except ball jointed shoulders.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6368.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6369.jpg)

I redid my Battle of Ruusan Darth Bane using the head from the Evolutions pack.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6374.jpg)

This is a better photo of Darth Omen (owner of the Sith's Herald) to replace the old, bad photo.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6376.jpg)

This is an Old Republic era Sith Lord
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6378.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6379.jpg)

My final new Sith is Darth Ceadus.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6380.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6382.jpg)



Next is my New Republic Commando team, Nexu Squad.  Check out my SWAG gallery for profiles on this group.

First is the Zeltron group commander, Maj. Ciaria Racksala - Codename: Vertigo.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6384.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Vertigo.preview.jpg)

Next is the Bothan 2nd in command, Lt. Skrit Ney’bsiem - Codename: Jackal
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6386.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Jackal.preview.jpg)

Third is the group sniper and communications specialist, Sgt. Rogan Kher - Codename: Hotshot
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6388.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Hot%20Shot.preview.jpg)

Fourth is the computer and heavy weapons specialist.  He is a prototype Human Replica Droid, whose body is slowly dying on the chassis.  He's known as Sgt. Grimm - Codename: Reaper
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6387.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Sgt.%20Grim_0.preview.jpg)

Finally is the Rodian pilot, Lt. Beroodo - Codename: Carrier
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6385.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Beroodo_0.preview.jpg)

Nexu Squad
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6389.jpg)


I do have quite a bit more.  I will post it soon.  Let me know what you think  Thanks!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on March 3, 2010, 09:51 PM
Here's my next batch of new stuff.

This first one really isn't anything new.  I had a bunch of customized ewoks.  I recently added to the renks with some simple hood swaps.  I just wanted to get a picture of the tribe all together.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6436.jpg)


The next batch is some random folks from throughout the Empire.

A dashing Moff
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6412.jpg)

A Twi'Lek citizen
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6480.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6481.jpg)

A droid hobbyist had fun cobbling together these two...  or maybe they're Feral Droids
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6482.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6483.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6484.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6485.jpg)

An aging moisture farmer
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6486.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6487.jpg)

A Morgukai Warrior
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6488.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6489.jpg)

Another guard for Jabba's palace
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6490.jpg)

An aristocratic gambler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6492.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6493.jpg)

A Klatooinian Traveler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6494.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6495.jpg)

A smuggler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6496.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6497.jpg)

A new female Mandolorian
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6516.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6517.jpg)

Here are all of my Mandolorians together
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6518.jpg)


Here's a cadre of new Jedi
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6507.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6503.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6504.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6499.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6500.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6505.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6506.jpg)


And Finally...  When I finally get around to writing the story many of the characters from my customs and drawings will inhabit, this guy will be the key character.  This is Tranoj, an orphaned Chiss Jedi.  You can see his profile in my SWAG gallery.

Young Tranoj
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6510.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6511.jpg)

Adult Tranoj
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6512.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/100_6514.jpg)
(http://swagonline.net/files/images/Tranoj.preview.jpg)


Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: IncomT65 on March 6, 2010, 05:16 PM
Wow, man, it has been a long time, but what an update! Where to begin?! Well, first of all, your customs are still as varied as ever, a trademark quality in your work.

As always, your paint work is spot on and very tidy. Especially the adult Tranoj looks absolutely marvelous. And his younger version is pretty impressive too.

Nexu Squad is just great. What a cool group of characters. They probably could benefit from some washes and weathering, though  :)

My favourite ones would have to be that old moisture farmer. I was scrolling down your page and when this guy came in view.... I was blown away. Such a simple background like character, yet really standing out there.

Great work man, glad to see you're still customizing and my compliments on your fine additions to your SWAG gallery! Love the airspeeders and b/w sketches of the Ithorian, Mon Cal and such  8)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: Siths Herald on March 6, 2010, 07:48 PM
Thank you for the kind words and comments.  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated 4-10-09
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2010, 09:37 PM
Awesome additions Steve.  Are you going to have a customizing party at your place again this Summer?  I'd love to get some tips and tricks.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated March-2010
Post by: P-Siddy on March 7, 2010, 09:55 PM
Cool additions, Steve. I agree with Justin on the customizing party. That was a good time and it's been too long since we had one (wish we could do it more frequently and I could get some pointers on customizing).

Also love the drawings. I didn't know you were an artist as well. Once upon a time I used to draw quite a bit. Wanted to get into graphic novels back in the day.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated March-2010
Post by: Siths Herald on April 7, 2010, 10:46 PM
Thanks much guys!  - And I'm not ignoring the hints on the customizing party.  I'd love to do it again.  As you can probably tell from my lack of attending a monthly meeting in over a year though, my evenings have gotten very busy this year.  Usually winter was slower, but with two kids in dancing, swimming and girl scouts...  well, you can guess the rest.

I will try and clear up a time this summer and see who all it will work for.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated March-2010
Post by: Siths Herald on May 10, 2010, 08:03 AM
I entered an idea for a 'toy customizing' panel at CONvergence, our big local sci-fi & fantasy convention in Minneapolis, in July.  It got enough panelists to make the cut, so we're on.

I'm planning on bringing some of my work to display and discuss the following:

•What to build - planning a custom vs. building one from leftover fodder
•Parts (fodder) - what to look for, where to get it
•Disassembly & assembly - tips & techniques
•Painting - primary coats, weathering, etc.
•Accessories
•Vehicles, props, etc.

Any other ideas on what info. folks might like to share?
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated March-2010
Post by: mercuryartstudios on May 15, 2010, 06:46 PM
I entered an ideal for a 'toy customizing' panel at CONvergence, our big local sci-fi % fantasy convention in Minneapolis, in July.  It got enough panelists to make the cut, so we're on.

I'm planning on bringing some of my work to display and discuss the following:

•What to build - planning a custom vs. building one from leftover fodder
•Parts (fodder) - what to look for, where to get it
•Disassembly & assembly - tips & techniques
•Painting - primary coats, weathering, etc.
•Accessories
•Vehicles, props, etc.

Any other ideas on what info. folks might like to share?

==================================

Thanks for commenting on my post SO LOOONG AGO!! anyway i figured i would rop a line!

really liked ur stuff! hope to see more of it in the future, i will be posting a ton more customs again soon.

Mike M.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Siths Herald on January 17, 2012, 10:20 AM
I can't believe I haven't posted new work here for almost two years.  I have a few things I just finished up, and a few more in the works.  Let me know what you think.

The first is a super articulated Hoth Luke.  The new Han with Tauntaun on the shelf upstaged the POTF Luke so bad, I needed to put together a comparable Luke to sit on his new ride.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SAHothLuke.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/SAHothLukeonTauntaun.jpg)

The next set is Domino Squad from the first episode of CLone Wars season 3.  Of course, Hevy has been available for a while, but I studied the episode to get all the right markings for Droidbait, Echo, Cutup and Fives.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DominoSquadI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DominoSquadII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DominoSquadIII.jpg)

I used some spare parts and a new paintjob to make a new Death Star officer.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DeathStarOfficer.jpg)

I made a Princess Kneesaa out of an old Kenner Wicket years ago, but I sold her, so I decided it was time to have Princess Kneesaa 2.0
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PrincessKneesaa20-Front.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/PrincessKneesaa20-Back.jpg)

Finally, one of my first Star Wars customs was Darth Omen, a Sith Lord of my own design.  I decided he also needed a facelift, so here is Darth Omen 2.0.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthOmen20-I.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthOmen20-II.jpg)
Old and New together
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/DarthOmen-OldandNew.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Art%20-%20New/DarthOmen.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Siths Herald on March 5, 2012, 10:12 PM
Here's my latest batch. Enjoy!

Sector Marshall Tat Argota.  Agent Argota is a character of my own design.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2314.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2316.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2315.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Art/TatArgota.jpg)

An Ewok elder
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2301.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2302.jpg)


An aging utility droid
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2299.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2300.jpg)


An Imperial Grand Admiral
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2303.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2305.jpg)


A Jedi
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2307.jpg)


A Bounty Hunter
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2309.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2310.jpg)


A Devaronian Thug
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2311.jpg)


A Tatooine Settler
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2312.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2313.jpg)


Three new Mandalorians
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2318.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2319.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2320.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2321.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2323.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2324.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2325.jpg)

All my custom Mandos together
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/redfox75/Custom%20Figures/101_2327.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2012, 10:10 AM
Spectacular customs Steve.  I really like newer ewoks you've made decked out with detail and accessories.  And that custom Mando army is wicked.  We need to get another customization party back on the calendar.
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Ryan on March 6, 2012, 11:54 PM
Great stuff Steve. I'm really digging that Ewok elder and the Cold-Weather Mando. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: CHEWIE on March 30, 2012, 12:13 PM
Yeah!  These are some outstanding customs! 

Your talent and creativity is very enjoyable to see. 
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Siths Herald on April 2, 2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks much everyone!!
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: IncomT65 on April 3, 2012, 04:10 PM
Great work again, SH! Love the diversity and your paint apps have always been held in high regard by me. Hard to pick favourites, but the female Grand Admiral, Ewok Elder and Tat Argota are really the ones who stand out the most imho :D
Title: Re: Customs by Sith's Herald - Updated Jan. 2012
Post by: Siths Herald on April 4, 2012, 09:02 AM
Thanks!  I'm am really happy with how Tat turned out.  I've been drawing him in one form or another for probably twenty years.  I tried making one years ago with a vintage Bib Fortuna, but was never happy with the results.  I wasn't sure how to use the new Bib head because I couldn't stand the face for this character.  I finally tried cutting the face off of Bib and glueing a Jerjerrod face on (yeah, I guess that sounds a little like something Hannibal Lector would do...).

Thanks for the feedback!