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Title: CHEWIE's customs updated 06.22.2012
Post by: CHEWIE on May 18, 2003, 01:19 AM
UPDATE - Please go to the latter pages of this thread... the first pages are almost 6 years old!  Therefore not only do the customs look terrible that are showing, most aren't even showing anyway as the hosting services I used back then is no longer active... you can also see more of my stuff under JUSTIN COOK at www.thecustomalliance.com

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For all you customizers out there, here's a recipe for a Qui Gon that I just created.

parts needed:

- Naboo Qui Gon
- Jedi Nikto arms
- headless Tusken cape
- Fleet Trooper hands

Boil-n-pop like normal, and after removing Nikot's hands, dremel a little in there to make room for the Fleet Trooper's hands to fit.

Cut a little off the Nikto arm pegs and put them onto Qui Gon's body.

Paint the arms and cloak as desired (don't put the cloak on yet though).

Apply a coating of acrylic seal.  Paint again after drying.  Do this several times if desired.

Cut a slit on each arm hole in the armpit area of the cloak to add flexibility.

Add the cloak to the figure.

Ta-Da!

 :P
Title: Re: cloaked Qui Gon - major upgrade!
Post by: JediMAC on May 18, 2003, 02:12 AM
Sounds good "on paper" CHEWIE, but I need to see a picture or two to be convinced that it's worth doing!   ;)

Got any?   8)  I suppose I could look into it even if you don't have any pix though...  Thanks for the recipe!
Title: Re: cloaked Qui Gon - major upgrade!
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 19, 2003, 04:02 PM
sounds decent, and i too would love to see a picture.
Title: Re: cloaked Qui Gon - major upgrade!
Post by: Darby on May 29, 2003, 05:43 PM
I want pics also!  Sounds awesome.
Title: Re: cloaked Qui Gon - major upgrade!
Post by: dustrho on May 29, 2003, 05:59 PM
Pictures, pictures... we want pictures!!!   ;D
Title: Re: cloaked Qui Gon - major upgrade!
Post by: MetalJedi on June 3, 2003, 05:10 AM
Id like to see pictures as well Chewie. ;D
Title: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: CHEWIE on August 23, 2004, 12:16 PM
Got some more recent customs at the custom alliance, please let me know what you think!  And many more to come soon.

CHEWIE's customs (http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/default.asp.com)

If that doesn't work, try here instead:

http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/default.asp

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 24, 2004, 02:38 PM
Awesome customs, Justin!

That Malaestarian is sweeeet!!! I might have to copy your recipe for that figure!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Muftak on August 25, 2004, 06:55 PM
Those are all just phenomenal. Seriously...I'd buy that Bib Fortuna in a heartbeat!

Even though it's all identifiable parts (for the most part) your use of them is absolutely great. You take the pieces of that Jedi Warriors 3-pack and make 'em look good!Hasbro could sell 3-packs of sets like these and I'd eat up whole cases at a time.

Greta work all around CHEWIE! Even the backdrop is outstanding!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2004, 11:33 PM
I know a plethora of people who would be irate that you used a Battle of the Bulge XD figure for customizing since they were (at least at one point) rare.  They're still something you can only get online.  :)

I agree on the Bib.  Best of the bunch, easily.  Very good parts use.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2004, 11:18 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words.  I'm not very talented in customizing as you can probably tell, but I do try my best.

There's an update on the custom alliance for my stuff, just click on my signature and you'll see that one photonovel (part 2 should be on there very soon) and a few diorama pics.

Thanks and feel free to make comments and suggestions.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on October 6, 2004, 12:08 PM
Grrrrrr.....

I've been trying to get my second photonovel onto the customalliance.com for about a month now, but it still hasn't been added...

Would those that run the site here be interested in hosting my photonovels?

 :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 12, 2004, 01:32 PM
Yes! Please host the photonovels!

A custom showcase on JD would be pretty damn cool!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Jesse James on October 15, 2004, 06:17 PM
It's being discussed actually...  I alerted everyone to this thread CHEWIE.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on October 18, 2004, 01:15 PM
Thanks Jesse!  If it goes through, I could have as many as 10 to send before the end of the year.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 26, 2004, 02:55 AM
the Dug is the best, my absolute fav. And that Bib one, it goes to show that we can beat out hasbro anyday and their POTF2 crap. haha. Rest are pretty cool too.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2004, 03:11 PM
Well, thanks to the outstanding staff here at JD, my 1st photonovel is now up on the main page, and hopefully my second one will be soon too.  Thanks for the support and help guys!!

 :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2004, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the props Dimetrodon - I just sent the second photonovel out, so maybe sometime in the next week or two it will be up.

If anyone has any ideas on these, please send me a PM.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 14, 2004, 05:59 PM
Nice use of a JP3 Alan Grant head.  ;D

Is it the one that came with the compies, or the one that came with the motorcycle? Maybe the one that came with the raptor?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2004, 07:31 PM
I'm pretty sure it was from the one that came with the green Compies. 

Thanks for the compliment.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2004, 12:26 PM
Ok, when they are able to, the staff here will be adding chapters 2 & 3 of the Rykfrof Enloe series to the main page.  I can't wait...

 :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 01:12 PM
Looking forward to it CHEWIE!


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2004, 02:31 PM
Thanks - and hopefully I can get #'s 4, 5, 6, etc. done before Christmas.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 02:35 PM
Sounds like your gonna be working hard.

Someday I'm going to make a diorama story.

Someday.

Good luck CHEWIE.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2004, 03:05 PM
Thanks for the well wishes.  It's a pain making them, but fun at the same time.  The only reason it's a pain is because it's so time consuming, but I really enjoy it. 

I used to make somewhat professional looking short films in college and right afterwards (yes, Star Wars spoofs with my fraternity buddies), and it's hard to get everyone together these days (and expensive), so this is how I'll have to channel my "directing interests" for the time being.

If you ever get some diorama stories up Famine, I'd really like to see them!  Good luck to you too!

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 03:21 PM
I used to do Jurassic Park dioramas and such. Lemmie see if I can find one on a floppy disc. I had a couple of chapters up on my old 250free.com account and that collapsed, so now I have a new one.

I'll see what I can do.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2004, 04:46 PM
That sounds pretty cool Famine! 

I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing some pics.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 05:14 PM
http://www.jptoys.com/dioramas.html

Here's some other peoples.

I think my section got pulled due to all my dead links and such.

I'll try and dig mine up and ressurect them.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2004, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the link - some of those are a little amusing - but they are all cool!  :D

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 07:47 PM
Some of them are plain retarded, but www.tommydavidson.com creater Tommy Davidson has an awsome story called Chaos Theorey, and it's like..awsome. You cant even tell where he photoshopped 9/10 times.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 23, 2004, 10:59 AM
Wow, that guy's got some talent!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Snively Bandar on November 24, 2004, 03:51 PM
Thoroughly enjoying your photo novel series so far CHEWIE.  Nice custom work.  Keep it up!   8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 24, 2004, 04:53 PM
Thoroughly enjoying your photo novel series so far CHEWIE.  Nice custom work.  Keep it up!   8)

Thanks buddy, if all goes well I will get the 4th one completed and sent to the staff here over the Thanksgiving break.  Hopefuly they will have time to get some more of them up sometime soon, but I know it's time consuming on their end as well.  I can't thank them enough for their willingness to post them on the site.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on November 29, 2004, 12:25 AM
Just got #4 completed.  Will send to the staff before going to sleep.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 6, 2004, 06:14 PM
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/som/som20.jpg)

No update yet here unfortunately, but here is a pic from the 4th story.

Let me know what you think.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 7, 2004, 09:16 PM
Ok, when they are able to, the staff here will be adding chapters 2 & 3 of the Rykfrof Enloe series to the main page.  I can't wait...

 :D

Hey Chewie empty a few PMs, your box is over the limit and I can't reply to you.

 :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2004, 12:03 AM
You betcha.  There should be plenty of room now.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2004, 02:23 PM
I've gotten messages from 4-5 people wondering when the 2nd, 3rd and 4th photonovels would be up.  They are up at www.thecustomalliance.com, but for some reason have not been updated here yet.  So, if you want to see them you can look at them there, and I always like to hear reviews/critiques/ideas. 

Stories 5 and 6 are in the works and will be completed by New Years.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2004, 02:28 PM
They aren't up because you haven't returned my phone call.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: jokabofe on December 14, 2004, 04:37 PM
I've gotten messages from 4-5 people wondering when the 2nd, 3rd and 4th photonovels would be up.  They are up at www.thecustomalliance.com, but for some reason have not been updated here yet. 

They will be. You just have to be a little patient. This site revolves around more things than just phtonovels. And with the holidays here, time is short on everybody's part, especially me. And since I'm the one who will be posting the photonovels, that means they just have to wait. I am working on setting up a "schedule" of sorts to post them one a month starting in January. If that doesn't work for you, I would suggest you find a new site to host them.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2004, 05:27 PM
I'm sorry if I seemed impatient, please don't get mad. 

I've had a few emails from people and a PM asking about them, and all I did was reply here.  I certainly didn't try to appear rude or mad, just giving an update.  If anything, I am 100% thankful that they are/might be hosted here.

I understand everyone is busy, and am sorry that I mentioned anything.

Angry Ewok, when did you call?  Did you leave me a message or talk to my wife?  She has been using me cell phone some - if you spoke with her, she didn't tell me.  I'll ask her because she has been known to forget to give me a message.  Or if you want, can you PM me a number to reach you at?

Thanks -

CHEWIE
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: jokabofe on December 14, 2004, 06:01 PM
It's no problem Justin, I thought this had all been explained to you already, but I guess I was wrong... it's not the first time, and won't be the last :)

Like I said, I hope to get them back on track starting in January, and then hope to post one per month, maybe more if I have the time, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guarantee that I will post one a month.

There. All better now :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2004, 06:13 PM
jokabofe, you guys are awesome.  I know you had told me to keep sending them, it's more or less probably my misunderstanding.  Once a month would be awesome.  But you don't have to guarantee anything, you guys are doing me a favor by posting them for me.  Just having this website to chat in the forum away from another certain site is enough to make me love this site.

Angry Ewok, I know you had been working on these too.  I'm sure we'll be able to catch up on a phone call.  If you don't mind sending me a PM or calling me again I would appreciate it.

Thanks a lot guys, and sorry for any misunderstanding.    :-[

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2004, 06:16 PM
Angry Ewok, when did you call?  Did you leave me a message or talk to my wife?  She has been using me cell phone some - if you spoke with her, she didn't tell me.  I'll ask her because she has been known to forget to give me a message.  Or if you want, can you PM me a number to reach you at?

I called on December 8th around noon, and I left a voicemail with my name/number...

I'll PM you my phone number because we really need to get this rolling.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2004, 06:25 PM
December 8th - ok I was at work that day and did have the cell phone. 

My wife may have checked the messages that night instead of me.  I know it sounds stupid, but my sister sometimes calls my cell phone to talk to my wife, and leaves messages on there for her.  She may have skipped or deleted it without my knowing.  My bad, I should had told her to be on the lookout for that message.  Sometimes I don't get certain messages unless I go through all the saved ones.  It's probably in there and I bet that's what happened.

Ok, thanks Angry Ewok.  Sorry for the confusion.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2004, 11:05 PM
Ok - think we got things squared away now.  And thanks for giving me your number again Angry Ewok.

 :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 15, 2004, 03:16 PM
No problemo. I've got Underground in my hotmail inbox now, so now we wait as I download it. With my 56k it should only take about 2 hours...  :P I'll PM you with an update, and we'll talk about that Photonovel header.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: DSJ™ on December 15, 2004, 03:20 PM
2 hrs?  ::)  Nite.  :-*
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2004, 03:26 PM
It took about an hour for the email to go through on my computer...  it sucks!!!  :'(

I'll try and send you Part 3 tonight.

Thanks!!!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 15, 2004, 05:08 PM
The last portion of the Underground is called rykrof2e.jpg right? Just making sure that all of it downloaded. It didn't take 2 hours - maybe 40 minutes or so.

How's this look? I think it looks great without touching up - but it was worth a try.




Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2004, 05:13 PM
Looks great!  And yeah, rykrof2e.jpeg is the last one.

I'll send ya another one tonight.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2005, 11:59 AM
Here is as image from my photonovel, DECEPTION.  You can see some bounty hunters here that will play large roles in an upcoming story.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/d/d22.jpg)

And a glimpse of my Mos Eisley diorama.  I need to find a way to make the buildings look better.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/d/d21.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 6, 2005, 11:59 PM
Where is the rest of this photonovel chewie?
I didn't see any links when I skimmed the last page.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on January 7, 2005, 11:37 AM
Hi Dimetrodon!  It's good to hear from you.

Soon I believe the photonovels will be up on this site, and will be a bit better as Angry Ewok is doing some enhancements on them because my special effects kind of suck.

Right now you can view them at www.thecustomalliance.com under Justin Cook but I guess those are kind of the non-special edition as I don't know what I'm really doing on them yet.

Feedback really is appreciated as I don't do them just for myself, but to hopefully interest a few people along the way.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 9, 2005, 01:22 PM
Well this mgiht have been said, but the text is kind of hard to read. But you did say Angry Ewok was going to help with effects.

I'll check out Curtos and report back with more opinions and fun stuff.
It's pretty cool to see a SW photonovel.

I've only seen it doen with GI Joes and Jurassic Park of all things.

Edit: Well just read all of it minus Deception. It's pretty cool, gives some good backstory too. I like the introductions of Jango and such too, its pretty cool. and Damn, you got a lot of whippids. I never saw them on shelves, only that silly frog flute reppartunnie dude.
If you could get the opening text to scroll up, that'd be really cool, but thats probably askign a bit much. Allt he custom figures, are what really adds to the story too, Such as the Xizor and Republic Police peoples. It's good your not just using all basic figures, the entire time.
Can't wait for Deception to further the chronicles of Rykrof.

Excellent work Chewie.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on January 10, 2005, 10:33 AM
Sorry about the text size.  I've had quite a bit of techinical difficulties in creating these.

DECEPTION was a lot of fun, and the story takes a pretty big turn at the end.  The next one will be titled AGGRESSIVE NEGOTIATIONS, and takes place about 4 years before AOTC.  The terrorist attacks have settled down, but tensions are growing between the Republic and the Separatists.

Do you need a Whipid?  I'll send you one if you want, free of charge.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 14, 2005, 02:17 PM
I'm going to read Deception later when I get back home from school. I want to read it now, but gotta get out of here to beat the traffic.

I wouldn't feel right taking a free whippid. Is there anything you need in trade (probably a silly question)  just drop a PM
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on January 14, 2005, 11:16 PM
Cool, let me know here what you think about DECEPTION after you read it.  I like to hear other people's ideas/thoughts/critiques - and I don't take criticism on them the wrong way.  A few people have really given me some good ideas.   :D

As for the Whipid, I really don't mind sending you one for free.  You've been a good collecting buddy from way back in the day at other sites too.  I'll shoot you a PM though.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 30, 2005, 04:37 AM
later today huh?

later came late. sorry.  :-\

College has been great this semester but bad too. One of my friends has been kicked out of the building, and even had visitation rights taken away. And three of my friends each have 276 dollar fines for acts they never caused/commited. And the worst part is they are all innocent. Only in one case can it be proved though, and even was. I have just been in a weird position, because I know everyhting that happens in the building. I could probably fix some problems, but only get further people in trouble, or make things worse. in the case of jason, the person kicked out, even after proven innocent, he was still kicked out for no reason, they even told him the building would be a better palce without him, and the kid who was at fault got nothing more than some probations and fines. It's this reason I keep quiet, because even if you're in trouble, you stay in it after proven not, and only mess up more peoples days.
My school is without propper justice. and a bunch of others recieved underages, and other such punishment for alcohol abuse. at least their cases are understandable.

I've just had a hectic time being there for everyone and trying to help them all out, that and schoolwork, and soem family things.
Just a crazier world than normal for me. I don't mean to rant or anything, It just helps me to talk about things, even if it's not face to face.

but in the long run I read Deception and liked it a good deal. I didn't quite expect it to end so suddenly as it did. Thats my biggest comment on it I guess. I thought rykrof and the trigg would meet up again and duel, or count dooku to punish trigg. Not anticlimactic, just a short notice ending. but i'm thinking of it as a commercial break till the next story.  ;) I like the whippid honor thing too, thought that was a good touch. Also if you get a chance, you need a droid to say "roger, roger" hehe, i always liked that line.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 30, 2005, 10:38 PM
And here we have it, another image from an upcoming photonovel by Justin. Mandalorians, droids, dead gungan, and an angry wookie. Looks hella cool to me. Heh. Can't wait to see the rest of it, and am proud to host this image for Justin.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Assassin2%20004.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2005, 11:26 PM
Thanks buddy!  I got the story just about finished up now... did a few special effects for that shot and it looks a bit better I think... and yeah, DECEPTION ended a bit abruptly, I didn't want to kill off Trigg Fuuda just yet... actually, this next one takes place right before the Battle of Geonosis... Trigg has been in hiding for almost 10 years, and sends a group of Mandalorians out to do away with Rykrof.

As for your college stuff going on - yeah it sounds like you have quite a bit going on!   If you ever want to chat in private about it or anything else, please feel free to PM or email me.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on January 31, 2005, 01:12 AM
hmm, mandalorians aren't on the rise around geonosis times. or rather almost completely don't exist, minus jango, montross and a few others. A good source on mandalorians can be found int he jango fett graphic novel, Open Seasons. Another good source is the recent Issue 80 of Insider. But int he case of the story, it doesn't matter really, Mandalorians always make it better.  :D

and now for some more customs by Justin.

Quote
From left to right -
 
Ancient Astromech Droid
Ancient Medical Droid
Sandcrawler Droid
Ancient Assassin Droid


(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/droids%20001.jpg)

Quote
Left to Right

Zabrak Scientist
General Veers - frontline trenchcoat
Rodian Thug
 
I think maybe the other two are done, but General Veers needs a paint application on his helmet.  What do you think?

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/droids%20002.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2005, 11:30 AM
Yeah, those are members of the Mandalorian Remnant... in the story they have a misfortunate incident.

For those customs, I could use a bit of advice on the Veers maybe.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Jesse James on January 31, 2005, 02:54 PM
That's a waste of a perfectly good Ardennes German figure!  ;)  Those aren't easy to get ahold of...  Well, not hard either, but they're not cheap!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2005, 03:13 PM
I've bought a few figures like that one from www.smallblueplanet.com - they have a pretty good selection of 1:18 figures at decent prices.   :)

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Vator on January 31, 2005, 06:19 PM
There were Mandalorians in the Clone Wars...just not many. Oh and a bunch of Mandalorian clones.  :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2005, 08:48 PM
More images should be coming soon, and ASSASSINS OF EVIL is completed and should be up for viewing sometime in the near future. 

Angry Ewok, I'll send it to you tonight.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 2, 2005, 03:40 AM
And here they are


New hood for the emperor, Made from the bust up I believe.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/EmperorPalpatineNewHood.jpg)

Tantive IV attack scene diorama

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Tantive%20Attack!.jpg)

and lastly the lars family garage

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/larsgarage.jpg)

you are welcome justin  ;)
and I hope all enjoy his works
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 2, 2005, 01:08 PM
Thanks again Dimetrodon - I appreciate your willingness to help me.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 6, 2005, 04:54 PM
More customs from CHEWIE

I personally love that sith lord, and the ortolan guy

and out of curiosity, is the sith lord made with any army of darkness parts?

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Bluubo.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/mad%20wookiee.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/jar%20jar%20custom.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Lord%20of%20the%20Sith.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2005, 03:53 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the last dude.  I see a lot of corpse parts there from an AOD figure (I've yet to get any though...  I never get to a mall to look  ::) ).

The robes on the corpse looking dude are familiar...  The familiarity makes me think maybe switching up the paintjob on it is a good idea.  What's the character to be exactly though, a Senator type guy (just some random, unattractive species) or a Sith like Dime's mentioned?  He looks eviil for sure, but so do many species it seems.

On the Wookie, you did a great paintjob CHEWIE, and he's very different to the Wookie Warrior basic figure...  I dig that.  Not wild about a crude axe as his weapon but that's just my view of Wookies as "something more" than other species.  I could see a more high-tech axe or something though...  Or, a warhammer.  Warhammer's sheer brutality would be a neat weapon that I'd dig seeing in a Wookie's hands.  Something that their physical strength would "back up"...  Vague idea of a reaplacement, I know. 

I'd outfit him with an extra bowcaster too though...  Sucks going into a gunfight with a "knife" so-to-speak so I'd give him even a POTF2 Chewie's bowcaster iwth a sling over his back or some such.  Just that extra umph for ranged battle.

You definitely painted him up much nicer than Hasbro's.  Even the armor looks like you did a bit of work there too.

On Jar Jar, I think it's a shame we have yet to get a GOOD Senator Jar Jar from E2 actually.  While not a pivotal character exactly, he's also not the bumbling idiot he was in E1 and was tolerable.  He'd be cool as a neutral Senator figure some day, and the same can be said for your version...  I'mc urious though if he's based on an E3 costume you've seen or just your own design of what he may look like in E3?  I recognize at least the cloak, and I think it looks great...  I like seeing his ears "back" and sort of out of the way...  More dignified for some odd reason.

My favorite figure then is easily the Max Rebo guy...  Nice use of parts, and it's neat seeing a species we've really only seen once actually out and about as a different character...  That they're not relegated to sitting behind a piano!

The parts work well too, pulling off the squat, bulky body while covering him up quite well with clothes.  That looks really cool, and I'd dig seeing more figures like that out of people.  This is one of the neater customs in a while I think.  Again on the colors though, I think I'd have gone with something different as that looks very close to the base colors...  Kind of muted shirt with a bright tunic.

The only other thing, and I just notice it looking at him more...  The arms seem "long".  I'd shorten them somewhat, as I believe the species' arms are not that long whereas Pote's got arm length like a human does.  Minor, but it caught my eye sort of.  I could be wrong too though, as I don't have the Max figure to look at or a picture of him in the film...  He seems squatter in the arms and body though to me.

All in all, great round-up of figures CHEWIE, nice work.  You should take them over to FFURG to get some input I think...  Lots of voices to add to it there and I'll re-add mine as well of course.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2005, 12:22 PM
Dimetrodon, thanks again for hosting them, and yeah the Sith Lord is from the Army of Darkness deadite figure and a SAGA Palpatine.

Jesse, thanks for the comments....

Sith Lord - I might do a little repainting like you suggest

Wookiee - Yeah, a war hammer or something might be cool.  Including the customs I did for the photonovels, I have about 17 Wookiee Warriors now.  Just gave him the axe for a little variety I guess.

Jar Jar - Yeah, that is loosely based on a picture I saw a while back of what Jar Jar is supposed to look like in ROTS.  I doubt my version is even close to movie accurate.    :(

Bluubo - I thought about using shorter arms, but couldn't find others that I liked that much, and I agree, maybe paiting his outfit a different color could make him look less recognizable.  And he's definitely not in a band.   Just a crazy alien elephant.   :)  I'd like to get several more figures of him and make a few other guys.

FFURG - I've had so many problems trying to chat there for some reason.  Either I am stupid or there's something wrong with my computer here at home and at work that blocks me from the chat there.  I can't figure it out.   ???

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2005, 09:41 PM
Hmmm, some work places do block because Jason has trouble with that from time to time...  Hopefully you can get it fixed.

On the Bluubo's arm length, you could always cut the arms short...  I think you'd get the same effect basically.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2005, 10:42 PM
Yeah... I think it probably has something to do with my work computer blocking it, and my computer at home is the slowest piece of junk this side of Kessel.   :-\

Anyways, I got my 7th photonovel started today - holy hell, I spent 7 hours on the photos alone!!!  And I know it will take several hours to do the back work on it... This one is probably my most ambitious one yet... I hope people like it. 

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 8, 2005, 05:49 AM
CHEWIE, I just sat down and read all of your graphic novels, and I have to say they are awsome! ;D  The only critique I can give you, is for the outside scenes, set em up outside and take 'em! The work might be a little much but it would add so much more to the story. I especially enjoyed Deception. Your customs rock, as always.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2005, 06:12 AM
If you're having trouble with Chat that's one thing but I was meaning the FFURG FForums are a great place to get input...  You should go there, unless that's what you meant that you can't get into.

If you can though, the FFURG FForums would appreciate you showing the work there.  I didn't notice it yet there myself incase you tried.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 8, 2005, 12:52 PM
Thanks guys, I'm home sicker than hell with the flu or a bad stomach virus.  This really sucks, need a bath in Bacta.

Jesse, I think it's the FFURG forums that I've had trouble with.  For some reason I never can get the site to work, it's so frustrating.  I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong.  I'll try it again.

Famine, yeah this outside scenes would be 100% better if I took them outside.  In the first few photonovels there's a planet called Abridon that could seriously use some outdoors type atmosphere.  Do the woods scenes on Naboo look ok?  Or that Tatooine streets that I made?

In my 7th one that is almost finished the entire thing is in an outdoor environment (Tatooine and Geonosis), I think I did so much better with this one.  I can't wait for it to be up and for you guys to let me know what you think.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 8, 2005, 10:23 PM
I think the Tatooine streets were done pretty awsome. Man, I wish I still had my old diorama set I did for a compound in Jurassic Park...some foam core, some decals and a little paint and glue, and I had alleys/halls made. You should give that a try for some scenes. With some different decor or inserts along the walls they can be used for many shots.


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 9, 2005, 10:58 AM
Yeah, I'll do something like that - thanks for the idea.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CorranHorn on February 10, 2005, 03:01 AM
Chewie,

Some kickass customs you've made recently. I really dig the Emperor Palpatine, the new hood does wonders for the sub-par effort of the Saga figure. And the Sith Lord is just wicked cool. He should be used to kill Jar-Jar :)  I didn't see it mentioned, but what parts did you use to Bluboo besides the obvious Rebo parts? They look like they might be from Pote Snitkin or Ketwol.

Look for an e-mail from me about the FForums problems you've been having.

Happy Customizing!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 10, 2005, 10:41 AM
Thanks Corran... I think I got it figured out now.  On the main FFURG page, I don't see a link anywhere to the forums, just the chat room.  The chat room won't work for me, but I can follow the link Jesse put in the FFURG thread here to get there.  Is there a link to the forums on the main page that I am missing?

Bluubo was made from just Pote Snikin body and arms with the Max Rebo parts, turned out better than I expected.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 10, 2005, 06:16 PM
Some picture from the Latest Diorama sroty, set for a future release. And must I say, that Spider-Droid is most impressive. Justin told me in the E-mail that Owen Driscol made it. I remember him from the curto custom alliance. Fantastic customizer I must say. I'm glad it's being put to such fine use. Let's hope it crushes its opponents.  ;)

Not sure what the deal is with the wookie and the Mandalorian, but we shall see.
And on to the lightsabers, I think you should try to do an actual saber effect, similar to the lasers if you can. It would only enhance the photos. And I like what looks to be  Republic GI Joe tank. haha.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/CHAOS%20003.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/CHAOS2%20011.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/CHAOS4%20007.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/CHAOS4%20011.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 06:22 AM
CHEWIE those look awsome. Good job on those, and much love to whoever made that Spider-Droid. You also do some damn good night time effects. Some of the best Ive seen.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 11, 2005, 10:34 AM
Dimetrodon, thanks again for hosting them and posting them for me.

Famine, thanks for the compliments.  You can see more of Owen Driscoll's work at www.owenscustoms.com.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 11:11 AM
Can I ask how you keep all your droids standing?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 11, 2005, 11:16 AM
Well, in the sand it's pretty easy since it supports them rather well.  Also if you use the Real Stands in the sand, you can cover the stands up with sand and it makes them stand even better.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 11:18 AM
I need to order a couple of hundred of those Real Stands.

Thanks CHEWIE.

Kevin

P.S. When can we expect this next story?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 11, 2005, 12:35 PM
Yeah, the Real Stands are very nice as they have two pegs for both feet for the Battle Droids.

I'm not sure yet when the photonovels can be updated here with Angry Ewok's added special effects to kind of make them a "Special Edition."  They were supposed to resume in January and every month after that, but there has been a bit of a technical issue.  The last two should however be up at the custom alliance sometime this month I think, but it's hard to tell.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 02:48 PM
Awsome. I stole that Owen fellows idea, and made a rocket launching Clone Rifle.

I cant wait for the next part of your saga.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 11, 2005, 05:43 PM
Daaaaamn!!! That's some smooth stuff, CHEWIE!!!  :o :o :o

Its awesome to see those wookiee warriors in the new photonovels. I can't wait for those to go up! That custom emperor you made is freakin awesome! You've inspired me to scour ebay for a SAGA emperor to fix up the CHEWIE way!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2005, 12:06 PM
Thanks guys.  I'm totally psyched about the Tarfful figure now... damn that's one big mean Wookiee...

Gonna start writing story #8 here soon. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 14, 2005, 03:20 PM
You promised pics of that Sith Lords aprentice over at Rebelscum.

If you need some one to host the image, I can do it. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2005, 05:04 PM
Yeah... damn me, I need to get some pics up.  I'll send them to Dimetrodon probably, but hey if you want to host some images too, I'd appreciate it.  I don't want to take up too much of Dimetrodon's web space.   ;)

Ok, tonight I should be able to take a few more pics and get them sent.   I'll take a couple of the apprentice and of some other evil punks.  :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 14, 2005, 05:41 PM
kcurdgel@gmail.com and if I dont get them up tonight, they'll be up first thing tommorow AM.


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2005, 10:09 PM
Thanks famine .  I sent the Sith Demon pic to both you and dimetrodon, I guess whoever wants to post it first can.  Not a competition or anything of course, I just appreciate anyone's help.  Hope everyone likes it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 15, 2005, 01:37 AM
It's always a competition.  ;)


this first guys name is Albo. I really like this one.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Albo.jpg)

Here's that evil sith apprentice guy. and must I say, that is damn awesome. I'm stumped on it's makes

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/evilapprentice.jpg)

I liek these Mandalorians. I recognize one as Durges body, and I want to guess that the other guy is a Destro or some other Joe. But it does remind me of the Neo-Crusaders in knights of the old republic.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Mandalore.jpg)

Wookie Nookie. Sorry couldn't help myself  :P ::)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/wookiees.jpg)

Astromechs droids of various builds. Very nice. Droids have always been oen of my favorites. I wish I had the time to make some more of them. But that will have to wait till summer for me. It's already burden enough reconstructing a Gundam. Been painting oen with a new scheme. I might post it if anyone's interested.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/astromechs.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 15, 2005, 08:35 AM
Bah!

Curse you Andy!

(http://kevvo.250free.com/evilapprentice.jpg)

Ha! now you have two places hosting it.


Anyway, awsome Sith CHEWIE.

Are those younger wookies I see there? Killer idea!

Albo there isn't my cup of tea, but I like his head. Are those Gamorian Guard legs that you used for him?

Good use of Durge on that Mandolorian. I'm not sure, but is that blood on his sword?

Awsome Droids.

Quote
http://Very nice. Droids have always been oen of my favorites. I wish I had the time to make some more of them. But that will have to wait till summer for me.

Yeah, and you still have mine. >:(

Good customs CHEWIE!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 15, 2005, 10:53 AM
You guys are hilarious.   ;D  Thanks for hosting them guys, you are the best.


ALBO - Pote Snikin head, Dexter arms, Maliki torso, Sy Snootles skirt, Gamorrean legs, repainted

SITH DEMON - Coleman Trebor body, Jersey Devil head/hands, repainted

BLACK MANDALORIAN - Durge body, Jango helmet, repainted

BLUE MANDALORIAN - GI JOE Destro body, Jango helmet, repainted

WOOKIEES - mix-n-match parts, repainted

DARK ASTROMECH - R2Q5 body, bar stool head, junk part neck, Ultarama foot pegs for eyes, repainted

YELLOW ASTROMECH - AOTC Preview droid body, bar stool head, junk part neck, Research Droid arms, junk part for treadwell legs, thermal detonator for eye receptor and top of dome, repainted


Thanks again guys!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 15, 2005, 10:59 AM
And oh yeah - that is supposed to be blood on the sword.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 15, 2005, 12:00 PM
Jersey Devil...Isn't that from the line of Cryptids? They had a Bigfoot and Mothman?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 15, 2005, 12:49 PM
Yeah, I got him at TRU a while back from the Cryptic line.  Actually made him about a year ago.  I wish they would make more of those creatures, they had awesome sculpts.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 15, 2005, 01:24 PM
Is that Coleman Trebors body?

Kevin

EDIT: Well would you look at that? If I actually read what was posted, I'd have known that one.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 16, 2005, 01:00 AM
More on the way for everyones viewing pleasure.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/DyingShmi.jpg)

I really like the Falleen, its hella cool

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Falleen.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Gamorreans.jpg)

I love these support characters. they flesh out the toy world.  ;D

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/graga.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/ROTJHan.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 16, 2005, 02:44 PM
Thanks for posting them dimetrodon - again, you are the man. 

Any critiques guys?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 16, 2005, 10:03 PM
Great job on Ms. Skywalker!

I'm digging those figures man. That second fellah is a Djas Phur or whatevers body, right? His head and hands are slated to go on a Saga Qui-Gon body once I figure out a way to get rid of this pesky neck peg.

I used his pants and holsters for a custom Mercinary for a Star Wars Dio Story I'm planning, set around the time of the Clone Wars. But I'll save that for another thread. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2005, 03:46 PM
What are you needing help with on a neck peg?  I'll try and help ya.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2005, 07:37 PM
So, when can we expect Assassins to be posted? I'm all giddy with excitment!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2005, 08:38 PM
Dan told me he'd most likely post something on it before he left for Toy Fair... hopefully Friday!  Which is tomorrow! 

Actually, Angry Ewok is working on revamping the photonovels a bit.  As you can tell, my technical skills suck (but I think they've gotten much better on the last two that I did).  There's not a specific timeline yet, but if all goes well he'll have them up on this site somewhere down the road, and they will be much better.

Glad to hear you are looking forward to it.  That's what makes me want to make the photonovels - to help get and keep people excited about customizing and the Expanded Universe.  Seeing other people's work always has and still does excite me.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 18, 2005, 11:40 PM
I didn't really say much on the last batch, I was in a little hurry at the time.

As I said before, I love that falleen. They're just a cool species, and not seen much as customs or in books and comics. probably seen less than givins and yuzzem are.
I still have a djas phur around, i was never sure what to do with it. I wanted to use his leg holsters for a villie grahrk, but went more basic on that custom due to laziness.
I'm pretty inspired to use the body, just gotta think something up.

Graga is a nice one too, I now see where the rest of pote snitkin went. Hehe. I think it was one of the first aliens to be shown in random photos before episode 1 came out. and since then I always liked it in the movies. Your custom of it is pretty sweet.

the Gammoreans don't look too different to me. Just a little drybrushing and silver maybe. What exactly did you do to them?

Lastly I like that Han a lot more with brown pants. I skipped that figure, Even when I saw it wal-mart for 3 bucks, but the brown pants does make the difference. I guess it's due to all the ANH Hans they have made over time. and less of the ROTJ variety.
Its like tatooine luke. Would you rather have one of them or a jedi Luke...minus hump..
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 19, 2005, 11:32 AM
Yeah, there's just not enought Falleen in Star Wars it seems... I would really have liked to see one of them somewhere in the prequels, maybe as a Separatist leader or something.

The Graga was a lot of fun to make, she turned out better than I expected.  Not film accurate, but oh well.

For the Gamorreans, all I did was a lot of repainting.  I wanted some variety to them as far as paint scheme goes.  I figure they just needed a bit of different skikn tones and different levels of weathering on their clothes and armor.

You never got a VOTC Han Dimetrodon?  Do you want me to get one for you?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 21, 2005, 11:42 AM
Chewie, any way you could email me a shot of that bounty hunter with the royal guard helmet attached? I'd like to get a better look at him. I can post it here too if you'd like. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 21, 2005, 11:31 PM
Sure, I took a few more pics tonight.  Sent both you and dimetrodon a few different ones.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 22, 2005, 10:07 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/Rykrof.jpg)
Commander Rykrof Enloe of the Clone Army

Cool custom. Just a heaad swap, I assume?

(http://kevvo.250free.com/madobh.jpg)

Cool Madolorian type fellah. Bounty Hunter, says CHEWIE. Those are an ARC roopers legs, yeah? Royal Guard Helmet. Heck, that's the ARC body isn't it?

Kevin

Awsome! ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2005, 10:25 AM
Yup, just an ARC Trooper with a Royal Guard head, and a lot of dry brushing.  Another rush job for a photonovel.   :)

The Rykrof is just a head swap, but it was a pain to do since the SA Clone's neck peg is like a rock.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 22, 2005, 10:44 AM
How long of a boil job did that take?

And your just mercilesly boiling SA clones, while some of us didn't find any? :-X You're a monster. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2005, 11:02 AM
I'll usually let a figure sit in boiling water for several minutes, then take it out with a pair of tongs, wrap in it a towel to make sure it's dry, then rip off whatever appendage.  If it doesn't come off easily, I'll throw it back in the water if needed.

Let's see, I have around 20 SA clones I think.  The Walmarts in my area got in huge quantities of them, I probably could have gotten at least 20-25 more.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on February 22, 2005, 11:19 AM
I'll usually let a figure sit in boiling water for several minutes, then take it out with a pair of tongs, wrap in it a towel to make sure it's dry, then rip off whatever appendage.  If it doesn't come off easily, I'll throw it back in the water if needed.

Let's see, I have around 20 SA clones I think.  The Walmarts in my area got in huge quantities of them, I probably could have gotten at least 20-25 more.

 :P

Are they still there? :o

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2005, 11:50 AM
No... unfortunately not.  I don't see why Hasbro made this figure in such small quantities.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 22, 2005, 01:44 PM
I could have gottent he Han dozens of times, I just never chose to you. I have too many of him already. hehe.

I'm liking this skiff guard, we could have used more/new ones. but all they did was the everlasting repacks. not that it isn't a retooled nikto, but hey, its wonders over the crap hasbro would have given us.
All New Nikto, with umm Orange hand variation!!!   yay hasbro!!
lol

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/2.21.05-1.jpg)

Robots are always hella cool, but you know i think that. I like its many legs, much more unique than a biped. The main cannon part is unfamiliar too me, but also not at the same time.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/2.21.05-2.jpg)

The two commoner pilots are nice too. One of them I'll guess is not a SW figure, hehe. Looks like one of those chap mei spcae things maybe. and thats pretty good use of a duros for the other guy. I have no idea where you got that head, or helmet though. very interesting to the normal junk we see scrapped onto customs. (god knows how many ponda babas i've tortured)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/2.21.05-3.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2005, 03:04 PM
Thanks for hosting them dimetrodon.

I don't know where that cannon came from, I had two of them in a custom fodder box so decided it was time to use them for something.  ;)

For the pilots, the guy on the left I found at a toy show for a dollar.  And repainted him.

The other one is a Duros body with a Mas Amedda head and a GI Joe helmet that came with some figure that came with a mini tank.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 22, 2005, 11:56 PM
I'd never have guessed Mas Amedda, man, thats pretty concoctive.  and dollar toys always kick ass. I have a few I need to repaint still at home, they are kinda like, orcish lizard men.

Also I remember you saying something about Ishi Tibs, I can't wait to see something like that made. I almost made my character in the SW RPG a Tib, instead i went Gand.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 23, 2005, 10:36 AM
Yeah, Mas Amedda's horns are removable, there is a separate piece attached to the head that you can easily pull off after the boil-n-pop method.

The Dollar figure had a 1985 imprint on it I think.  I'd be interested to see what other figures were made in whatever theme he was from.

I've made a few various Ishi Tib aliens in the past.  I'll try and get a few pics sent to you.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2005, 12:45 AM
Great figures Justin...

The use of a Robotix figure is good, they're not real common.  I have a small army actually that I put into use, and they have a surprisingly diverse array of them (3 sculpts actually).

The figures make good use of parts without TOO much intricate/complexity like sculpting, which I dig because I suck at sculpting myself...  To me this is innovative customization.

Very good...  Always  look forward to more!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 24, 2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks Jesse.  I wish I could find a couple more of the Robotix figures.  I looked on ebay and can't find any.  Just some sort of space construction sets show up.

Yeah, I wish I could sculpt.  It would really add a lot to my dioramas.  Luckily though Owen Driscoll has kinda helped me out lately with some stuff, like the Homing Spider Droid.  I can't wait to have that photonovel published...

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/CHAOS4%20011.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on February 25, 2005, 03:43 PM
Neither can we. Theres so much star wars going on lately because of the movie.

Books, comics, toys, cartoon, and your diorama stories. It just keeps leveling up all the excitement.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on February 25, 2005, 05:31 PM
Yeah, there's so much going on right now, I love it.

I plan on keeping the photonovels going for quite some time.  I'm really addicted to making them.  I forsee myself making at least 50 of them for the Rykrof Enloe series - they will later include his son probably.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 1, 2005, 12:05 AM
I've been keeping a log of all our RPG adventures, I should try making that into a diorama story, it would be quite interesting. hmm.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 1, 2005, 03:31 PM
I think it would be extremely cool dimetrodon, you should do that.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on March 2, 2005, 11:40 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/scientists.JPG)

Some of CHEWIES scientists. I like the white one with the black pattern.


(http://kevvo.250free.com/spacers.JPG)

Some of CHEWIES spacers. I'm curious. Does the one with the helmet have a face, or is he forever in that suit?


Cool customs.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 2, 2005, 12:27 PM
Some more custums, That Dug certainly is odd and I can't recall seeing any other yakface customs. I like the yakface mor eof the two.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/freaks.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 2, 2005, 05:47 PM
Thanks guys.  The guy with the big helmet is just an A-Wing pilot actually with the helmet from the monkey from the Planet of the Apes line. 

It's actually not a Dug, but a Genosian Warrior figure combined with the EU Luke and a Ric Olie helmet. 

Nothing too fancy, I'll try to send you guys some more after I can take some more pics.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on March 3, 2005, 10:32 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/Aircontroll.JPG)

Here's a preveiw from CHEWIES upcoming photonovel:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/Aircontroll.JPG)

Air Controll

:)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 4, 2005, 11:01 AM
Thanks Famine.  Dimetrodon will probably be adding another pic soon as well.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on March 4, 2005, 11:02 AM
Tell me why I posted that picture twice?

I guess I 'cloned' it. ;D

Kevin :-[
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 4, 2005, 06:07 PM
funny kev,  ;D :P

And here we have another scene from the upcoming Assasins Photonovel.  I'm having trouble waiting. for it to be released. I stopped eating and sleeping and umm actually I just wanna see it bad.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Assassin2.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 5, 2005, 12:13 PM
Hopefully they will be up soon.  I've gotten another offer from someone to host the photonovels... but don't know if it would work or not since I had to set the files up in a condensed format that may be difficult for someone to host them.

Thanks for hosting yet another image Dimetrodon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on March 6, 2005, 12:18 PM
Any word on when Assasins will be out CHEWIE?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 6, 2005, 08:02 PM
No word yet... sniff sniff.   :-[

But I am starting Photonovel #8 tonight.  I finished the story, and am going to try and take a couple pics tonight to at least get something going on it.

Also, I'll try and send you and Dimetrodon a couple more pics soon.  Very, very soon.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 6, 2005, 10:19 PM
i'll have to be checking  e-mail  then, I am excited to see what might turn up in the plot.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: CHEWIE on March 7, 2005, 01:56 AM
Sent you both a couple of pics tonight.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE - ASSASSINS OF EVIL PREVIEW
Post by: Famine on March 7, 2005, 10:57 AM
From CHEWIES Upcoming Story:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/WAR001.JPG)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/WAR006.JPG)


Very cool pics, CHEWIE. I love that one with Lord Tyrannus.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 7, 2005, 09:14 PM
Pretty sweet Dagobah Luke diorama, I can't imagine it has anythign to do with the upcoming novel though. But fun stuff nonetheless

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/dagobah%20002.jpg)

Thsi one on the otherhand is from an even newer photonovel, TRAITOR WITHIN. Things seem to be going smooth at J. Cook Enterprises.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/WAR!!%20002.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 7, 2005, 10:17 PM
Thanks both of you guys for hosting them.  Makes my happy.   :)

Ok, here's a bit of description - the Dooku scene takes place on planet controlled by the Separatists called Spahl VII. 

The Clone scenes are both from the same photonovel as the Dooku one.

The Dagobah scene is ok, but I think I can do a lot better.  Actually the green base that it is on is the same one I use for my Naboo forest scenes in the dioramas.    ;)

I'll try and get a few more basic customs pics to send you both this week.  You guys are the best, I really appreciate your help and the feedback is welcome too - suggestive criticism is welcome too. 

 :P



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 7, 2005, 11:37 PM
No problem CHEWIE. I don't mind at all. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 8, 2005, 01:17 AM
Thanks both of you guys for hosting them.  Makes my happy.   :)

 suggestive criticism is welcome too. 



always happy to help.

and the ground the clones are on looks kinda like a tablecloth or something, not real ground.  what is it anyway?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 8, 2005, 11:11 AM
Actually that is real ground... it is particle boards painted a blue/gray color.  It kind of does look like a table cloth in the pics now that you mention it.  Ever heard of a planet covered with a table cloth?   Looks like it can happen! ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 8, 2005, 03:08 PM
haha, in star wars anythign can happen.
or is that hardware wars i'm thinking?
haha
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 8, 2005, 10:55 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/refinerybattle.JPG)

This is from another upcoming photnovel from CHEWIE.

It's of a Droid Refinery under attack. I'm not sure how a Droid Refinery works, but we shall see!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 9, 2005, 12:50 AM
Space battles galore, I can't wait to see more after these last two pictures.
Damn awesome stuff.  ;D


(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/spacebattle.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 9, 2005, 01:58 AM
Thanks again guys! 

How come it seems like it's just the three of us lately in the customizing section?  I guess everyone else is preoccupied with thinking about the ROTS stuff.  But this helps me keep my mind off of it.   :)

With the Clone Wars going on, need to have some space battles, right?  I hope these don't look cheezy.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 9, 2005, 12:41 PM
I love the ARC Fighters laying waste in that picture CHEWIE.

Good job!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 10, 2005, 01:36 PM
A beautiful day on  Kamino. It's always raining there, so I'd hate to see a bad day...
hehe, great work chewie. How did you do the waves? I've seen people do them in rendering programs for 3D models, and sometimes those even look horrible, but your's came out very good.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/KaminoDusk2.jpg)


Like in this picture my friend made. The waves don't even look like water. Not a abd picture, just lookign phony.

(http://images3.deviantart.com/i/2004/153/6/5/meteor.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 01:42 PM
Andy-Man, thats a red X, not waves. :-*


CHEWIE, I like this new program your using. Keep at it.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 10, 2005, 02:00 PM
http://images3.deviantart.com/i/2004/153/6/5/meteor.jpg

Try copying and pasting this link - should take you to the image Dimetrodon was talking about.

Yeah, this program is cool, but I have to do lot of work on it as it's a pain in the a$$ to use.  But it's fun.   :)

I think having some scenes like this in the photonovels will add to the experience.  For the waves I used some ocean images and altered them some.  The Airwhales are from a custom that I bought from Owen Driscoll.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 12, 2005, 12:07 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/FederationCamp.JPG)

Not as good as the last couple, but still cool, none the less. I think it's  the lack of footprints with the droids...and it kinda looks like theyre feet are just...gone lol. But thats me nitpicking.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 12, 2005, 06:13 PM
I love the AAT tank  ;D

Footprints is pretty obscure kev, i don't think anyone at Dans ever did that... granted those same people made the biosynasaurus thing.. lol i still have pix of that thing.

It kind of looks like the same droid was matted in twice to the picture.. maybe. which is a cool idea if that is the case. it means Justin can create mass army shots easily. Photoshop Cloning. hehe.

Oh and I got a picture from you in an e-mail, but it won't load. but you said kevin got it too, guess it's all yours kev.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 12, 2005, 07:37 PM
Re-sent the image to you, along with another one...

Yeah, I'm gonna do a little cloning when possible on some shots - but will still continue to try and use regular images as much as possible.

Just completed all the pics and imaging on the 9th story... takes place in the jungle... really like this one.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 12, 2005, 09:53 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/junglebattle.JPG)

This one is frickin' cool!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 13, 2005, 12:04 AM
Yeah, i'm digging these jungle/forest shots. real nice deal.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/junglecombo2.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 13, 2005, 12:19 AM
 :o

Nice shot, CHEWIE. I'd hate to be whoever they are looking for.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2005, 10:42 AM
Thanks guys.... I must say that this one, THE BATTLE OF CHOLGANNA was a lot of fun... the last three I've made - CHAOS, TRAITOR WITHIN, and CHOLGANNA were very, very time consuming.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 14, 2005, 10:53 AM
:o

Nice shot, CHEWIE. I'd hate to be whoever they are looking for.

Kevin

It is a sweet shot, reminds me of Platoon.

I dunno, though, Kev... white clad troops in the middle of a jungle foreign to them... all I can say is I hope the locals are really friendly.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 14, 2005, 11:25 AM
I'll be post an update with a mess of previes from the next few stories sometime today. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2005, 11:31 AM
:o

Nice shot, CHEWIE. I'd hate to be whoever they are looking for.

Kevin

It is a sweet shot, reminds me of Platoon.

I dunno, though, Kev... white clad troops in the middle of a jungle foreign to them... all I can say is I hope the locals are really friendly.

Yeah... kinda like on Endor, they make easy targets.   :)

They are on a mission to take out a shield generator.  Hey, sounds a bit like ROTJ!  Except these guys aren't gonna have any Ewoks help them out.  They are on a planet called Cholganna.

Looking forward to the updates Famine, thanks again.  And Dimetrodon has a couple new customs pics that he'll probaby load up later.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 14, 2005, 06:06 PM

(http://kevvo.250free.com/fullshot02.JPG)
(http://kevvo.250free.com/project1.JPG)
(http://kevvo.250free.com/traitorwithin.JPG)

One refuses to load due to invalid charachters.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Snively Bandar on March 14, 2005, 06:30 PM
Wow, just spent a while going through most of this thread, and I've got to say this is some amazing stuff you've put together here CHEWIE!  The customs are top notch, but the dioramas and scenes are just awesome.  Keep up the incredible work!   8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2005, 07:06 PM
Thanks guys... I just realized how awful the Royal Guard looks - I'm going to redo that image, and resend it to you Famine as well as the image that didn't load properly.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Vator on March 14, 2005, 09:10 PM
I gotta say man, I love the photonovels. Yet I am dying to see the next 3!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 15, 2005, 12:40 PM
Here's a new version of Trigg Fuuda, the terrorist leader in the photonovels.  He'll be making a few more appearances probably.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/TRIGG-1.jpg)

Here he is in a scene from an upcoming novel, with one  of Grievous' Guards

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/TRIGG.jpg)

Ora Telle - a former member of Rykrof Enloe's Peace Officers - she ends up with a drug problem, will be in future photonovels still though

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Ora.jpg)

Stormhunter - a bad ass bounty hunter in the Post-Empire era.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Stormhunter.jpg)

I'm really diggin the Stormhunter, I think he should make an appearence in a photonovel one day. That'd be sweet.

And I like the New Trigg You have made, Just an all around unique appearence, same for Ora Telle, really cool looking, and I like her little Hukka pipe thing. hehe.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 15, 2005, 07:42 PM
Thanks for posting them buddy.   I'll hopefully have a few more sometime soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2005, 05:27 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/assassin003.jpg)


and


(http://kevvo.250free.com/fullshot2.jpg)

Whee! :D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 16, 2005, 09:54 PM
Thanks Famine...

...do you guys think this bottom image looks any better than before, or did I waste my time trying to improve it?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Vator on March 17, 2005, 06:50 AM
The bottom image looks much better than befour I think.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 17, 2005, 10:24 AM
Thank you for the feedback, it is appreciated very much.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 17, 2005, 02:33 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/deathstarimage.jpg)

Freakin' sweet CHEWIE!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 17, 2005, 03:13 PM
Thanks Famine.  This one will be a bit darker and more evil than the previous stories.

Dimetrodon - I'll probably send you a couple more customs in the next few days.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 17, 2005, 03:40 PM
I was about to load up that Deathstar image, I'm glad I checked first, heh.
I think the second take on that one scene is better too.

I also like the green hologram used. Mostly holos always seem to be blue, and red. but I like the green a lot.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 17, 2005, 04:50 PM
I'm glad you like the reworked image too, and that you like the green Death Star.  I almost used blue, but thought green stood out more and had that evil Empire look to it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Vator on March 17, 2005, 11:00 PM
Giddy with anticipation here...I really am.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 17, 2005, 11:43 PM
Vator, it looks like ASSASSINS OF EVIL will be ready for viewing either tonight or tomorrow... hee hee hee!!!  Think we'll start a separate thread for it here like at RS.com.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2005, 12:16 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/redone.jpg)


Woot woot!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2005, 06:40 PM
Ah, beautiful Coruscant.  I hope this one looks ok... I've done several pics for this story today - talk about time consuming.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2005, 11:07 AM
Here's a few more pics that Famine posted over at RS.com for me -

Some mechanics:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/mechanics.jpg)

Rykrof speaking with Tylin Gere while some mechanics make repairs:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/terror16.jpg)

Some Clones have been spotted by a patrol droid:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/binocs.jpg)

An urban conflict speeder on escort duty:

(http://kevvo.250free.com/redone2.jpg)

Thoughts?

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Vator on March 21, 2005, 05:08 PM
I thought I saw that escorting Palpatine in that pic! Go me!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 22, 2005, 01:32 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/RhenVarPreview.jpg)

Some cool Rhen Var battle.

Really nice!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2005, 04:23 PM
I thought I saw that escorting Palpatine in that pic! Go me!

Yep, and thanks to Owen D for making it for me.

And thanks again Famine for the hosting of the images. 

Rhen Var is gonna be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to it.   :D

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Vator on March 22, 2005, 04:37 PM
Are you going to be incorperating elements from the CW game into it?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2005, 04:45 PM
Maybe a bit... troops won't regenerate or anything like that, but I will try to make the environment look somewhat recognizable, and have a few gun platforms as well.... I plan on the battle being complete chaos, just like the battles in the game.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 22, 2005, 09:08 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/Abyssian.jpg)

A cool Jedi Knight!


(http://kevvo.250free.com/Wolfman.jpg)

Wolfman by Day. Party animal by Night! :D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 23, 2005, 11:21 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/aenloe.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 24, 2005, 06:19 PM
I've had some "campus difficulties" here, and didn't get a chance to put anything up, but Kevin beat me too it anyway.

It's all fantastic as usual. I really like the wolfman. I never see anybody use him too much. and the abyssan looks a lot cooler than the crummy hasbro one.

and the clone wars scene is badass too. I love the AT-TE.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 24, 2005, 06:24 PM
Yeah dude and I put up 3 of his stories.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 26, 2005, 04:12 PM
Some seperatist Ithorians here. I'm not sure if they made up their lung powers for the clone wars cartoon. But they would emit sonic sound waves from their dual stereo mouthes. It was pretty cool. If you haven't seent he toons, catch em on the net I guess at starwars.com. In any case, cool pictures.  ;)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/aggressiveB.jpg)

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/aggressiveE.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 26, 2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks for hosting/posting them.   :)

I haven't gotten to catch any of the CW toons after chapter 20... looking forward to seeing more!!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Diddly on March 27, 2005, 01:34 AM
Chewie, I read your stories, and they're pretty sweet. The customs are nice too. Just thought I'd post my thoughts here rather than one in each thread.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on March 28, 2005, 12:02 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/aggressive044.jpg)

Sora Bulq.

One kick ass baddie torn straight from the pages of Republic.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 28, 2005, 10:08 PM
sora bulq is pretty cool. I like him int he comics

and now for some pisse doff ithorians.

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/Ithorians.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on March 29, 2005, 04:08 AM
Here is another upcoming photonovel preview picture. Looks to me like a possible spy or assassination attempt. Not sure. But it does appear our "beloved" jedi are in the upcoming chapter.


man i'm tired, it's like 4am here in jersey...

(http://i.xanga.com/DrunkJedi03/view.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on March 29, 2005, 10:31 AM
Hey, thanks for posting them Andy.  This story is almost done - hopefully this week I can get it sent.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 2, 2005, 12:16 PM
I just got the blue senate guard. knock his cape off and you got yourself a mandalorian neo crusader. the head rest would need to be trimmed a bit though. jsut an idea. you have already made one with the royal guard head, cool stuff too.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 3, 2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the idea there Dimetrodon... I am going to be making a new villian for the series, and that body may be a good place to start.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 09:53 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/Huuda.jpg)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/Trinija.jpg)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/OBIWANROTS.jpg)


Woo hoo!

I'll let CHEWIE explain them.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 10:16 PM
Thanks for posting them buddy.  Ok, here's a brief description of each -

HUUDA

An Abyssian.  He's basically a thug type and will be in a photonovel.

Parts used - Myo head, Gotal body, Imperial Officer gloves, paint


TRUNIJA

An Assassin for hire.  He is a bad mother if you know what I mean.

Parts used - SOTE helmet, Snowtrooper body, paint


OBI WAN KENOBI

ROTS version.  Everyone knows and loves this guy.  Well, except the Sith and what is left of the Separatists.

Parts used - Agen Kolar body, Obi Wan head, some random hands I had in my parts box.  I had to drill the Kolar neck to make the hole bigger for Obi Wan's fat neck.


 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 10:41 PM
He is a bad mother if you know what I mean.

Slaps his kids around? Doesn't give them lunch money? Yeah, I know what you mean.

 :P

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 10:43 PM
Holy Crap! Those are unbelievable!

I love all three of these! That assassin is especially awesome!

I am completely in awe, as usual, of your drybrushing techniques.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 6, 2005, 12:09 AM
God Damn those are cool.
The obi-wan beats the crap out of hasbros in too many ways.
And  TRUNIJA is crazy cool. I love the Shadows of the empire guards, they are awesome.. but now are awesomer. haha. just wow.. too much for words..
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 6, 2005, 12:19 AM
Oh wow....That Obi Wan is great.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 10:28 AM
Thank you kind Sirs!

I like the Obi Wan... I feel so much better about the ROTS line now that I have an Obi Wan that I really like.

Stay tuned for the Mace Windu custom coming soon too!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 02:54 PM
I'll definitely be using your custom Mace for inspiration...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 03:31 PM
I sent it to a couple people last night... one of them will probably add it soon.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 05:35 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/MaceWindu.jpg)

Mace Windu.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 06:41 PM
Lookin' good. DAMN good. Why is it so hard for Hasbro to do this?  ;D

If I had any suggestions, it would be that I'd probably pop Mace's lower legs out of his figure and pop them into Agen's thighs. Mace's boots are pretty distinctive. That's a minor quibble though. This figure looks great.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 08:33 PM
I've thought about it... or at least changing the boots.  I want to keep the knee articulation if I can.

Now that I've given Obi Wan and Mace the Royal Treatment, I can at last rest.  Maybe I will do this later for a few more Jedi.  But not Anakin or Qui Gon, they are too tall I think. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 08:57 PM
Mace doesn't have knee articulation? Screw that figure! Yours is better!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 09:05 PM
Nope, Mace doesn't.  Don't ask me why I bought three of them.   :-[

The Agen Kolar in my opinion is the best Jedi custom fodder ever.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 10:35 PM
Pull of Ki Adi Mundi's robe and chack out the Jedi tunic underneath. It's pretty nice, and will make for some Jedi that look a little different from the regular Jedi rank and file. Not to mention, Kolar's robe fits over him as well.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 10:39 PM
Yep - I actually made a custom last night using the Ki Adi Mundi body minus the robe. 

Guess I need to send someone a pic of it.  It's not going to be a Jedi, but a character in the photonovel series.

I am still working on a name for him.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 10:41 PM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/SIDIOUSREVEALED.jpg)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 11:20 PM
Thanks again Famine... these are gonna be set up like this for a while... unless I make a better diorama background for this scene, which I will probably do sometime in the coming weeks.

I am so happy that Hasbro made the Agen Kolar the way they did.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 11:31 PM
I really don't have any patience for building sets anymore. I prefer to use natural surroundings for scenes, which is why I love making Jurassic Park dioramas.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2005, 11:03 AM
I agree, it's so dang hard to get motivated to make dioramas for me sometimes... but with all the ROTS stuff out, I need to get rolling and make some.  My ROTS displays look pretty weak compared to the other ones.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 7, 2005, 08:04 PM
Really cool work there. I'm sorry i haven't been doing my share of the pics, been busy with some papers.

I feel out of the loop.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2005, 09:18 PM
Thanks Dimetrodon.  Sounds like you've been busy.   ;)

I will send you a few more maybe this weekend maybe if I can get a few more taken.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 11:52 AM
Bah, haven't taken any pics lately... but I've been working on a new Mandalorian that I think is pretty neat-o.   :)

Here's the introduction to the 10th story in the Rykrof Enloe Series - sound interesting at all?  It will be posted very soon.



Depths of Cholganna

Following the return of Ambassador Tame Heem to the
Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine has ordered an
attack on the Droid Production Plant on the Separatist
held planet of Cholganna.

Although the attack risks stretching the Army of the Republic
dangerously thin, the Senate has agreed with the Chancellor
that a strike must be made immediately to halt the expansion
of the ever growing Separatist Army.

With no Jedi available for the mission, Commander Rykrof
Enloe has been assigned to lead the attack in an attempt
to disable the shield generator protecting the precious
facility…



 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 13, 2005, 04:20 AM
I haven't read agressiv negotiations yet, so i gotta skip the intro. sorry.

(http://xae.xanga.com/b36831e5181305143958/b4508422.jpg)

I'm really diggin this trooper. Simple custom it seems, but it looks pretty badass. If stormtroopers were mor elike this guy, maybe ewoks would have gotten stuffed and stuck on a wall.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 13, 2005, 10:37 AM
Thank you Dimetrodon - you're the man.   :)

This one was pretty simple to make like you said - only took about 30 seconds.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 14, 2005, 02:26 AM
Pretty cool. Makes Tarfful look a lot better. I didn't buy one because the yellow mess on his fur was horrible. and i didn't feelt he need to get one much anyway. but it looks a ton better now. awesome job.


(http://x2a.xanga.com/3c982063417335183638/b4534874.jpg)

I haven't seen anyone use the jango armor like that yet. pretty cool idea. makes him ook pretty bulky and intimidating. how does his back look though? I can't wait to see this guy in action, i hope he doesn't go out like some punk though.

I need to get another senate guard to mess with now, those guys really excite my custom senses. :-D

(http://x12.xanga.com/2f680bfac17305183642/b4534878.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 03:13 AM
Sweet mother of moses in a motorcycle sidecar! Those are some of the finest customs I've ever seen!  :o

First off, Tarful looks amazing. I swear, it looks like he stepped right out of the film. I've long been a vocal fan of Chewie's drybrushing ability, but never is it more apparent how good it is than when it's on a Wookiee. You've done some amazing wooks, but this one may well be the finest you've ever done.

Being partial to Mandalorians, I LOVE this custom. The mix of parts is terrific, and believe me, I'm going to copy this one right down to the paint job. I can't wait to see this guy in action; I just hope he lasts longer than the previous Mandalorians. What I'd like to see: Rykrof and Bledda really mix it up hand to hand. We've never seen Rykrof have to rely on his fists, and I think this guy would be THE opponent for such a struggle, even if it ends without a decisive victor. (i.e. Ralbarr intervenes and punts Bledda like a football.)

Damn. That's all I have to say. Just damn.

-DD

Addendum: Is that a deluxe Jango armor plate over the chest of the Mandalorian? Sweeeeet.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 04:42 PM
Hi DD, thanks for the feedback.  And Dimetrodon, thanks for hosting/posting them.

TARFFUL - I used the Wookiee Warrior legs for the knees one down because I wanted some better articulation in that area.  It was suggested over at RS that I add in some yellow highlights... I don't think I am going to do that, but I might try and make his pattern on his face a bit better.

BLEDDA - I am totally thinking about making this guy a somewhat important character in the Rykrof Enloe series.  There will be some sort of exchange between the two of them... and it will be on a personal basis... heh heh... very, very personal.  And yeah, that's the deluxe armor plate... finally found a use for it.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 09:10 PM
Chewie: What colors did you use, and how did you apply them? I want to try to make my own, but I'm afriad it won't come out nearly as well.

What would it take to bribe you to let me send you this figure and have you paint it for me?   :D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2005, 09:12 PM
I hear he likes cheese... :P

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 09:16 PM
I like naked women.  Send a few hot ones to my house.   :)

Are you talking about the Tarfful?  Or Bledda?

I would be happy to help you out.  Just let me know.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 09:28 PM
I'm talking about Tarful. Wookiees, I think, are your specialty.

I'll shoot you an e-mail...I have another idea I want to talk to you about anyway.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOM UPDATE
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 16, 2005, 01:14 AM
A Gotal Pirate from CHEWIE.

Made from -
 
- Gotal head/hands
- AT-ST Han body
- CT Han jacket
- Battle Droid blaster
- paint

I like it alot, but the colors are a little dull. Gotals are becoming mor epopular it seems. in the RPG a lot of my friends play as them, and they even made a gotal mini for the WOTC game.

(http://xd0.xanga.com/74884046346355259788/b4585193.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS updated 4.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 01:22 AM
Hmmm... maybe the colors are too dull.  What paint scheme would you suggest instead?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 16, 2005, 03:46 PM
It's not blah, as much as it blends in to his fur a lot. Maybe if you changed his fur to a more brown color. that'd be easiest i think. or change his suit to a greenish grey color.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2005, 03:54 PM
I already put in my 2 cents at FFURG and RS, so I won't rehash it here...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 05:26 PM
It's not blah, as much as it blends in to his fur a lot. Maybe if you changed his fur to a more brown color. that'd be easiest i think. or change his suit to a greenish grey color.

Thanks for the input bud, I appreciate it.  If I ever go back to repaint this guy, I will take into consideration what you said.

But definitely - on my next Gotal custom, I'll make sure the color scheme is different between his uniform and fur.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Ryan on April 16, 2005, 06:24 PM
CHEWIE - They are looking fantastic!!!

I lovvvvve the Tarful. He is so much better lloking. And it is cool that he has more articulation, when I got mine I assumed it was the same as the preview Wook and damn near torn his leg off trying to move it. ::) :P It really is amazing how much one of your paint jobs can improve a figure. He improved ten fold.

The Mandalorian is really sweet! That body is fantastic, I need to get myself several more. :)

The gotal looks pretty good as weel, I agree he may be a bit bland color wise, but he still looks great!

Just out of curiosity how much do you pend per year on Star Wars? You always seem to have toons of every figure and tons more for customizing, I am extremely jealous. ;) :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 06:32 PM
Thanks Sith Lord Chaos - good to see you are still here.  Thanks for the kind comments.

I spend way too much money on SW figures... I'd say in a non-movie year somewhere around $1500-$2000, and in movie years at least $3000.  And I don't make nearly enough money to justify that spending... I don't have any kids yet though, but sometime in the next year or two, my wife wants to have a baby Wookiee or two. 

Also - check out the new photonovel section if you haven't yet - there's a lot of new cool stuff in there, including several new photonovels by another member, Jediknight760071!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2005, 10:43 PM
I'm sure Chewie and I are both waiting for when all the ROTS figures clogging the shelves start to go clearance. Fodder galore!  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 11:12 PM
I'm sure Chewie and I are both waiting for when all the ROTS figures clogging the shelves start to go clearance. Fodder galore!  ;)

-DD

You better believe it!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 12:58 AM
my wife wants to have a baby Wookiee or two.

Troops aren't marching? :-\ Had to bring a Wookiee in to do a mans job?

I joke, I joke. ;)


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 17, 2005, 02:46 PM
Pil Frighn an Excellent Ishi Tib. I'm liking him a whole lot. I bet you have a clue or two why  :)
What body did you use on him though? I don't recognize it at all.

(http://xf0.xanga.com/9808032458c315322990/b4627281.jpg)

Traeden Cusiro Thist guys pretty cool too, a seemingly random human.

(http://xc5.xanga.com/d16e2043205535323210/b4627412.jpg)

Chornn. Question. Did you sculpt that head, or get a cast. because I don't remember Hasbro ever doing one? It's pretty damn cool.

(http://xb1.xanga.com/1d080224142315323218/b4627419.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 02:59 PM
Very nice, CHEWIE! Let me see...

Pil Frighn: I'm guessing the Ishi Tib is a ROTS Mas Amedda body. Well, it looks amazing! The subtle skin gradations on his face are especially well done. In my opinion, detailing is where you really excel as a customizer. Your stuff really ends up looking realistic, and this one's no exception. I find myself wondering where he fits in to the story. Is he a Senator's aide? A crimelord's administrator? Just some dude walking home in the background? Time will tell.

Traeden Cusiro: This guy has ex-military written all over him, and maybe it wasn't a good experience, because his eyes look kind of crazy. Great use of the Ki-Adi-Mundi body.

Chornn: Is that Ricky UK's head cast, or one of your own? Whichever, it looks awesome. I wonder why Hasbro has yet to make an Advosce? Anyway, I like this one too, that Kit Fisto body is really versatile, even more so when you realize how easy it is to pop the lower torso out and mix and match with the other Jedi. Again, the detailing is fantastic. Can't wait to see this guy in action; I assume he's a Jedi? (Although the robes work for just a regular guy as well...)

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated 4.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2005, 03:21 PM
Ha Ha Famine.  You are a funny man.   ;)

Thanks for the comments hosting them Dimetrodon.  And thanks for the expert analysis DD.

Here's a quick note about each one -

Pil Frighn

Yep, that body is from the ROTS Mas Amedda body, and he is for the series.  I don't want to give too much away about him yet (thanks for the Ishi Tib you sent me Dimetrodon).

Traeden Cusiro

He was a quick, simple custom and yes for the series and from a Ki Adi Mundi body.  He will be a somewhat important character somewhere down the road.  I had't made too many human customs lately, so this one was kind of a breath of fresh air.  The head was from one of those military guys at TRU - the Navy Seals series from a few years ago.

Chornn

Yep - I got the head from Ricky UK - he sent it as a freebie in a trade we made a while back.  I had to just glue the head on, so there's no articulation there.  The hands are from the Bust-Up Darth Sidious.  I did use a Kit Fisto body, but he's not intended to be a Jedi.  If I get another of these heads someday, I want to make another of this cool alien.  I can't believe Hasbro still hasn't made one, but I doubt they can do much better on the head sculpt than Ricky did.  I am thinking this guy is gonna be a scum friend of Trigg Fuuda as a member of the Badoo Corba organization.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Ryan on April 17, 2005, 06:02 PM
Looking good CHEWIE!!! :) 

These ROTS Figures sure do have great bodies hidden under all the robes.  :)

My only suggestion is to add something to Chornn if he isn't supposed to be a Jedi then he looks too much like one. Maybe a bandolier or holster or something, it doesn't need to be anything major, just something  not very Jedi like. I think you can get away with leaving Traeden Cusiro the way he is because of the collar, not many Jedi have collars like that and Kit's inner robes are a bit different, but Chornn  looks too Jedi-ish the way he is.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 11:10 PM
That's a good idea, SLC. Maybe Chewie could give him a gun holster, or CW Anakin's bandolier or something.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2005, 11:20 PM
I will keep that in mind when he shows up in a photonovel - definitely some good suggestions.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 19, 2005, 08:00 PM
Hey Chewie,

I was just checking out your updated page at the Custom Alliance...wow! There's a LOT of guys in there I've never seen before! There's a KelDorian and a Trandoshan in there that blew me away!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 19, 2005, 09:37 PM
Thanks DD - Yeah, big update there on my stuff.  I actually asked Dan not to post those with the Tantive IV background as those are very old pics, and I was gonna retake them as the quality on some of them sucks.

Guess I'll post a few images here too -

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/PNcast03.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/PNcast11.jpg)

I'm really not too proud of most of these.   Not some of my better work :-[

I did send new pics tonight to my hosting buddies here of a Clone Gunner Station that I just made.  Should be up sometime in the near future.

 :P





Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 09:55 PM
Freakin sweet!

(http://kevvo.250free.com/GunnerStationFrontView.jpg)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/GunnerStationSideView.jpg)

I want one.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Ryan on April 19, 2005, 10:02 PM
I still like them :) I remember seeing the Falleen before And maybe the bottom guys.

Greenish pilot guy- is decent, not one of your better figures but he isn't bad, he is kinda shiney though.

Kel Dors Fellow - Kel Dors are one of my favorite races in SW I like this guy, I is a nice hood/cloak. Overall a prety good figure

Falleen Pirate- He looks great!! I love the skin tone and the hair has nice highlights, The body is great, I Djas Puhr's body is great for Pirate/spacer types.

Trandoshan- I really like his skin as well. The head looks great, theyes are sweet and so is the skin color His costume is pretty cool too, I like the baggy clothes but he needs Trando feet or boots, I don't imagine those would be very comfortable on his feet.

Rodian- Nothing wrong there. Nice use of parts and the paint job is great as usuall.

Human Skiff Guard- Probably the worst of the bunch but he isn't that bad. He seems to be out of proportion by quit a bit. His neck is too long, his arms aren't long enough, His legs must be huge if his skirt thingy starts up that high, or he likes wearing his belt like a grandpa. ;) His feet/boots look a tad small as well but the great paint job adds to it, to make them a bit less noticeable.


The turret Box- It looks pretty cool! It could use some more battle damage, like some chunks blown out and a tad bit more weathering. Maybe and opening door or some way in and some kind of head cover so it is harder to snipe him, but it still loks good. Anything does with SA clones :) (And I'm not knocking your creation when I say that)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 19, 2005, 10:37 PM
Thanks for all of the comments SLC, and for that quick host/post Famine.

Ok, reaction to comments (most of these are crappy customs I think) -

Green pilot - I did basically nothing to this figure.  I'm too lazy at times.  It's just the SAGA A-Wing pilot with a helmet from the little monkey from Planet of the Apes.

Kel Dor - I really don't care for this one.  I think I used a Bib Fortuna body w/ a hood I cut off from the POTJ robed TPM Obi Wan and a coat from some Hobbit figure I found on clearance at Walmart.

Falleen - I do like this guy.  I drilled a hole in the back of his head and stuck in an Aurra Sing ponytail.

Trandoshan - I found a Pote Snikin loose for $5 at a Toy Show, so I figured I would get it.  I think he'll be a slaver or something for the photonovel series.

Rodain - Boshek body, CT Greedo head and arms.  I need to repaint his skin.  I didn't realize what a lazy job I did painting.

Human Guard - All this is, is a 21st Century figure.  All I did was add a new head and helmet, and repaint some.  I figure he's just some tall, lanky type.  He has no friends because of his tiny feet, so he decided to become a thug.

Turret Box - Just a simple repaint of a toy I found for sale at www.smallblueplanet.com - it originally came on stilts as a guard watch tower.  I like it like this because it reminds me of something out of Battlefront on XBOX.  When I have some more $$$ I am gonna order a few more.  It does have a walkway in the back of it.  When I use it in a photonovel, it will have different views to show this.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 19, 2005, 10:59 PM
CHEWIE: If you don't like that Kel Dorian, I'd be happy to buy/trade it from you.  ;)


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 4.17.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 19, 2005, 11:22 PM
Freakin sweet!

(http://kevvo.250free.com/GunnerStationFrontView.jpg)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/GunnerStationSideView.jpg)

I want one.

Kevin

This is a piece of the "World Peacekeepers: Lookout Tower", a line you can find available in KB Toy Stores.  I happen to have this piece for my planet Dressel invasion by the Empire future diorama.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 20, 2005, 10:35 AM
Yep, good call Dressel. 

Can't EVER get the hyperlinks to work... so click this link to view or even order it -

http://www.smallblueplanet.com/content/container.asp?target=productdetail&productId=13339&targetOld=sStep2&brandId=11828&searchResultId=797284&titleText=SBP+STORE%3A+1%3A18+scale+Action+Figures&viewType=Brand&titleTreeText=

How much do these cost at KB Toys Dressel?  And do you have any pics of your diorama?

DD - send me a PM here or something, we can discuss the Kel Dor figure if you like. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: Violentfix on April 20, 2005, 12:55 PM
THis is the first time I've gotten a chance to look at this page.  Very nice stuff.  I'm really impressed.  I also had no idea that you had done so many Photo-Novels. 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 20, 2005, 03:36 PM
Thanks Violoentfix.  I'm still learning the ropes when it comes to photonovels.  My picture and editing skills aren't the best, but I am slowly improving (I think).

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 4.19.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 21, 2005, 12:12 AM
Here we have a Rodian Smuggler. Pretty cool. I always like seeing new types of rodians, cool alien. what parts were used on him though? other than the obvious greedo stuff?

(http://xca.xanga.com/e4485767495325491587/b4738745.jpg)

And here is version two of the other that human merc. guy. I forget his name. Its a small change, but in a big way. a new paint job that does wonders.

(http://x80.xanga.com/b3582271720335491607/b4738762.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2005, 01:34 AM
Thanks Dimetrodon old buddy.   :)

Rodian Smuggler -

All I did actually was put a CT Greedo head onto a Myo body, and do some repainting.  Pretty simple I guess, but I like the looks of it.

Traedon Cusiro -

Yep, just repainted the figure, which is a ROTS Ki Adi Mundi body... I think this one looks a hell of a lot better.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 21, 2005, 01:41 AM
I like them both...the new look to the merc is much better than the last. It gives him a depth missing the first go around.

Now...Would I have re-painted that figure? Probably not..I'm lazy like that. :P

Great job Chewie...always making things better.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Diddly on April 21, 2005, 09:19 PM
Nice work, CHEWIE. You never fail to amaze me with your work. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2005, 11:49 PM
Thanks guys... much appreciated. 

I really like the Traedon Cusiro design... expect to see more figures in the future using the Ki Adi Mundi body as a base for a type of militia perhaps in a future photonovel.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 22, 2005, 01:15 AM
That's awesome. I can't wait to see more. I think that would be a good design for some kind of internal security force, like Corsec.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 11:05 AM
Corsec... weren't those the guys in the KOTOR games? 

I do like that outfit for the figure, and your suggestion that he is ex-military is a good one.  That's why I am thinking of creating some sort of militia force now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2005, 12:05 PM
When I saw your latest my reaction was "oooo. Cool." I like those designs. They are unique and unusal. Very creative. I like the use of the Xizor for that one guy the best. You just don't see Xizor parts used anymore.

Maybe one of my projects will be a random fan fiction guy. I've got too many parts I have no idea what to do with. This might be a good way to reduce them. Of course, I could just pack them up and send them to you Chewie.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 02:58 PM
Send them to me!  Send them to me!   ;)

Just kidding.  You are very creative Phruby, and put a lot more time into your projects than I do... most of mine only take a hour or less to do (expept the painting).  I just find parts in a box while watching TV, check to see if they might look ok together, and take it from there.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 25, 2005, 04:09 AM
Rulin is his name, and silver he looks. Not sure what he is, but he looks pretyt cool. Like some kinda alien mercenary or a pilot of some kind

(http://x19.xanga.com/b088351a58c305682643/b4860934.jpg)

A random, nameless Spice Miner. I think this ones great,a nd I love the gear he has. What was used for all his tools and junk? One thing loosk like a missile. Otherwise I thinka  military figure packpack, I dunno..


(http://x84.xanga.com/d0482711c52335682645/b4860936.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 04:31 AM
I love both of these! Let me break it down...

RULIN: Very cool look, fits the Star Wars fringe element well. Your imagination never ceases to amaze, CHEWIE. The body is obviously Myo with some Endor trooper hands, but the face has me stumped. A BBI military figure, perhaps? Anyway, very keen, looking forward to seeing him in a photonovel. I hope he has a fairly large part. My suggestion for his species: A Ubese.

ABYSSIN SPICE MINER: Awesome! I see you found the BBI backpacks I used for Zaalbar and Gree.  ;) This guy looks really cool. I like how you used parts from a GI Joe Wetsuit, Pote Snitkin, and a Pit droid. He really looks like a scavenger from somewhere on the edge of the Dune Sea.

Great new additions!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 25, 2005, 04:33 AM
not sure what is pote snitkin on him, looks like the ishi tib to me, the body and legs i mean.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 05:24 AM
You're right on that; the body is Ishi Tib. I was referring to the missle-looking thing...that's Pote Snitkin's weapon.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 10:45 AM
Thanks guys.  Good job on figuring out the parts used.

RULIN - Basically a Myo body w/ Endor Rebel gloves.  The neck peg is still on there, all I did was glue on a mask that came with an army figure at TRU, and add a helmet.  Then I painted him dark gray and maroon in certain areas, and added in a dry brush of white, then after it dried, some silver too to bring out the details.  I figure he'll be a bounty hunter or some merc.  And yeah, I like him enough to make him a semi-important photonovel character.

SPICE MINER - Yeah, an Ishi Tib body (the body that you sent me Dimetrodon), with Myo head.  Then repainted him, added the backpack and spare parts to him to make him look like he's been busy working.  The backpack I've had for quite a while; I didn't realize this was the same kind that DD was using for his Wookiee Zalbarr because he painted his red.  Maybe I'll paint mine too someday.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 04:10 PM
Yep, that's the one! Although if you're still looking to make a Zaalbar of your own, an Episode I accessory pack has straps that look almost identical to Zaalbars. I went with the ones from the BBI figure because I just wanted a little more detail on them.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks... I'll keep that in mind.  Zalbarr is one my to-do list, but unfortunately I have a few custom projects for a friend that I need to work on first.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 26, 2005, 08:06 PM
Oooooooh, whatcha workin' on?

Sneak preview, please... ;)



-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2005, 08:33 PM
Oh, nothing that I haven't done before actually.  A local buddy wants me to "replicate" some of my customs for him.  Basically, I told him I'd get the following figures copied and made for him -

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/graga.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/ROTJHan.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/Jar-Jar-custom.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/Bluubo.jpg)

I'm actually dreading it some... I always feel pressured when making customs for other people.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Ryan on April 26, 2005, 10:07 PM
Geez I go away for the week end and look what I miss! :)

That miner is really cool looking he looks like a miner. Great choice of accessories and the body looks good as well.

Rulin- Very cool He looks very Star Warsy, I can't wait to see the guy in action. I really like the head. Very creative use of parts, and the drybrushing is phenomonal as usuall.

I finally got myself the Cantina wave at C3 so I'm not jealous anymore. ;) :)

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2005, 11:44 PM
Thanks SLC.  Glad you were able to get the Cantina wave.  They are such cool figures.  I wish they were easier to get.  Especially the Gotal and Myo.  Really awesome figures for customs too.

Stay tuned, there should be an update soon showing the customs/main characters for each photonovel.  I hope the pics don't look cheesy.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Ryan on April 26, 2005, 11:52 PM
I just thought I let you know you converted me. I opened all my ROTS fig and I opened all the stuff I got at C3, sans the Vader, it feels great!!! ;D And I have more figures to play with too! :) I got an SA clone at C3 too, and I'll open my other one when I get home from school,now I can't be jealous anymore! :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 12:20 AM
Really?  Very cool!  Opening is so much fun.  Very little of this stuff is gonna be worth too much down the road anyway.  Might as well get the full extent of the fun out of one's collection.   :)

And don't be jealous.  I'm a very poor man because of this habit.   I have nothing but my wife, house, dogs and toys.  ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Famine on April 27, 2005, 12:24 AM
I have nothing but my car, toys, toys, toys.


Wow.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 12:49 AM
Yeah that's what I figured :) Now I've got a couple hundred carded figs toopen. I found a way to open them neatly So I can stick them back on the card and display them carded as well and the card doesn't look too bad. I'll probably only open some at first and eventually open more as I get more shelve space and make some real dioramas to put them in, but eventually I'll probaly open most of them. :)

I've got tons of toys, a really ****** car and I mean ******, and a dog that my parents pay for, I still have yet to get my own house but at the rateI spend money on these damn toys I'm on pace to be a stereotypical geek ;) :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 27, 2005, 01:01 AM
I have nothing but my car, toys, toys, toys.


Wow.

Kevin

I have a car, friends, and too many toys.

i also have a lot of respect for chewies customs  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 02:29 AM
Heh.  You guys are funny.   :)

Decided to go ahead and make a casting group for the characters from each photonovel series, as I am slowly going back and re-editing Parts 1-5, starting with Crisis on Abridon.  The changes are small for the most part, but I really think they make them look much, much better, and don't interfere with the storyline.

Anyways, here is the first cast group.  If you haven't read the first photonovel, you may not have seen all of these.  The "Special Edition" of this one will be done very soon -

CRISIS ON ABRIDON

(http://kevvo.250free.com/CrisisonAbridon.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 4.21.05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 02:35 AM
Sweet!! That is a nice little cast sheet It looks reallyu good!! It's cool you are going to fix them up now that the technology exists to realive your origianl vision.

Just make sure that when these come out on DVD you release the origninalls and the SE. ;) :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2005, 03:10 AM
Very cool. Tha cast sheets are a great idea!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 10:27 AM
Is anyone else unable to see the image now?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 11:35 AM
I don't see it either. I saw it fine last night,  though.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 12:05 PM
Damn.  I'll see what I can do.

***edit***

Working now.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 01:32 PM
Well, here's the second one.  Hope the first one can be fixed soon. 

UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE

(http://xb9.xanga.com/4ce83664434305773512/b4919961.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2005, 04:28 PM
I have to go back and read UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE again...it's been awhile and I don't remember that cool Maul.  ;)

I like the Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan customs, CHEWIE. Give them their own pics in the thread!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 04:59 PM
Ok, I'll try and get new pics of them. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 06:24 PM
I have to go back and read UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE again...it's been awhile and I don't remember that cool Maul.  ;)

I like the Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan customs, CHEWIE. Give them their own pics in the thread!

-DD

Wow you took the words right out of my mouth. Seriously that was exactly what I was going to say. I don't remember the Maul either and he is quite sweet looking so you'd think I would.

Also nice update with the Qui-gon and Obi-wan it is really cool to se you go back and make these even better. Nice headswap with the Palpy too, it is a much better likeness to him than the E1 head.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2005, 07:59 PM
It HAD been a while since I'd read UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE. I don't remember a lot of that stuff at all!

Now I'm going to have to go back and reread them all. It's amazing how much the old mind forgets... *grumble*

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 08:09 PM
Thanks guys.  I am redoing the original 5 stories some, and I'll let you know when that happens.  With any luck, the first one will be revamped and up tonight.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 08:22 PM
I was just thinking when did Chapter 1 first hit the net?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2005, 09:41 PM
Make sure that both versions are available for future viewing. Don't pull a GL "The SE versions are the ONLY version" on us!  ;D

I reread CRISIS and RESISTANCE tonight. Good stuff, I had forgotten a LOT! I recommend everyone do a refresher read on this series.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 10:30 PM
I think Chapter One first went online in October 2004.

Just got the first one redone... no new shots, just better effects and a bit of a crisper look to it.  I didn't want to change the story at all on it.  Should be up soon, tonight or tomorrow if my hosting buddy has time to upload it.

I don't have any plans to remove the old versions at www.thecustomalliance.com.  The redone ones will eventually show up there, but I'm sure Dan Curto will leave them up too.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 02:55 PM
Hmmm... been a hold-up on posting the redone version of Crisis on Abridon.  Sorry.

Anyways, here's another poster of figures, this is from the 3rd story, Anti-Jedi.

(http://xea.xanga.com/5e385767290325773484/b4919937.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: JediMAC on May 2, 2005, 02:59 PM
Cool stuff Justin.  I dig that Xixor there.  Kala too...  8)

You've likely answered this long ago, but I'm just curious what the inspiration was for Rykrof Enloe's name...  Just some random mish-moshed name, or something behind it (like Lucas usually does)?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 2, 2005, 03:44 PM
I like Kala Mly Shundi. That's a fun design. The Badoo Corba terrorist is also realy cool...and I made a Shooda myself long ago! Never knew the name of my custom until now, though.  ;)

Great minds think alike.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on May 2, 2005, 03:46 PM
Uesh Jambler - I really really like this figure, that is a gfreat use for that head. You almost never see it on any customs, it looks really cool. And it has some great drybrushing

Kala Mly- I've never seen that head used before (I remeember it form the debut of Anti-Jedi) and you made it so he doest look goofy, in other words it doesn't just look like a childs head on and adults body. The hads are in a sweet pose as well

Badoo Corba - Again the parts are great, a headyou rarely see on customs and it is done in a way that when you look at it you don't see a Boushh head on another body, you see the figure as unique (if that makes sense) nice color choice too

Xizor- I love Falleen customs my Faleen Jedi is one of my favorite customs that I've done, Nice choice of body, Nute works great for diplomats and all the other slimy scheming types, a perfect fit for Xizor.


Looking forward to the udated version!! I've got a question are we ever going to see the two demon Sith guys in the series? They were so cool looking but I don'tknow how they'd fit in the story. Maybe they'd be in a whole different Pn?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 04:08 PM
Thanks guys for all the comments, etc.

JediMAC - Yeah, the Rykrof Enloe name is just something I made up.  I thought it kinda sounded Star Wars-ish, and sound like a name for a nice guy just trying to be a good upstanding soldier.

DD - The Jedi guy is from the Obi Wan VOTC figure.  His skirt thing is from the Tatooine Attack Anakin, hands from an Ozzel figure, hood from the POTJ young Obi Wan cloak, and head from the Ashla/Jempa two pack.

SLC - Yep, the two Sith Demonic guys will definitely be showing up.  They are still a ways off though.  I have an idea for them that shouldn't interfere too much with the established EU.  Very fun idea that I am dying to get started on... but I have a lot of other stuff in the photonovels that must come first.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Diddly on May 2, 2005, 06:24 PM
Sweet job. I like all those terrorists for some reason. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 2, 2005, 07:13 PM
Sweet job. I like all those terrorists for some reason. :P

I'm calling Homeland Security.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 3, 2005, 01:38 PM
Well, probably no updates from me for a bit.  My computer crashed last night.  I don't know how long until I can get it up and running again.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2005, 02:04 PM
Well, probably no updates from me for a bit.  My computer crashed last night.  I don't know how long until I can get it up and running again.   :-\

 :P


Wow. You too? Mine crashed last night, again. >:( >:( It was working yesterday during the day then I came back from class and the little gnomes that live in my room had decided they wanted to break the motherboard on my computer, again. Both this time and the last time, it has gone out with a week or two until finals. ******* convenient. >:( ::) And when my hard drive crashed 2 months ago it was right before I had a big paper due. I swear there is no other explaination, other than little gnomes that live in my room and come out to knock down my figures, break my computer, and do anything they can to piss me off while I'm not there. If I catch the little bastards they are going to get it! >:( ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 3, 2005, 02:25 PM
Sorry to hear that... do you have a similar problem to mine?  It sucks... for some reason I clicked on an email that I shouldn't have... now as soon as I get online, I get kicked off and some sort of message pops up that says a different message each time - ususally one of the following -

Make sure scss.exe can connect to the internet!

- or

Make sure server.exe can connect to the internet!

I spent about 5 hours on the phone with Earthlink and Microsoft trying to get it fixed... and no luck!!!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2005, 02:50 PM
No mine is hardware related. My computer uses 256MB DDR2 memory modules. I've got 4 DIMM connector slots for memory, divided into two pairs. One pair has white clips the other has black, (that makes no difference it just distinguishes them) I left for class yesterday, left my computer on, came back an hour later and it wasn't working. Assuming it was the memory I tired to figure out which card was the faulty one so I took them both out and put them in one at a time instead of in pairs. It turns out both the cards work when they are by themselves, them computer starts and runs fine, albeit a bit slowwer, but it works. I tried the two in every possible combination in both the white and black slots (you have to have either one card, or a pair in the same color, you can't have one in black and one in white) and whenever there are two cards in the computer won't start. That's when I figured out that my motherboard is shot, again, with a week before finals and I have a paper due Friday. The motherboard and power uspply stopped working last semester at the exact same time, but back then I couldn't even turn it on because the power supply was broken. This time at least it functions, not very well, but it works. So i've got to replace my motherboard for a second time. This is so ******* frustrating. Back at the end of February/begining of March, my hard drive quit working, so I couldn't turn on the computer, I lost every file I had. And I had a paper due within the week. Luckily I had backed some of my stuff up, but that was back in August so I still lost a lot. I had luckily emailed my self a copy of what I had done so far because I had planned on working on it at the library a few days earlier, which I never did, so I got really lucky I had accidentally made a backup. I'm still replcaing those files, I had to redo all my SG-1 custom cards, and I had several SW cards as well that were lost and I'll have to redo at somepoint. I'm not making this up either this is a true story. It ******* sucks, it makes me so angry that these kinds of things can't just work. I have never had problems with Dells before or even my families 9 year old Compaq. Oh I forgot, I used Norton antivirus and back in November or December, it decided to quit working after 3 months, I supposedly had a 15 month subsription through Dell. When I try to update it,it tells me I have exceeded the max number of downloads and my trial subcription has ended and the program doesn't work at all. When I try and register the program with the symantec server it says it can't establish a connection, so I can't re-register it or check the status of my account.

Moral of the story... the little gnomes that break my computer suck! And if I ever see them, they are dead! >:( ::) :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 3, 2005, 02:59 PM
Oh man, that really sucks.

Do you think my problem is a virus?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 3, 2005, 04:35 PM
Chewie,

Go to Symantec's website. If it's a virus, they'll probably already have the descriptions of the problem and have the downloadable patch.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Famine on May 3, 2005, 05:06 PM
Chewie,

Go to Symantec's website. If it's a virus, they'll probably already have the descriptions of the problem and have the downloadable patch.

-DD

He can't get online.

Looks like I'll have to post Crisis for him, unless he does it from work?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 3, 2005, 05:48 PM
I got a CD today from the IT guy here at work.  Hope it fixes it.

Yeah Famine, I can probably post Crisis from work once I have the URL's.

Damn internet problems...

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Jesse James on May 4, 2005, 01:20 AM
Hmmm... been a hold-up on posting the redone version of Crisis on Abridon.  Sorry.

Anyways, here's another poster of figures, this is from the 3rd story, Anti-Jedi.

(http://xea.xanga.com/5e385767290325773484/b4919937.jpg)

 :P

CHEWIE,

Did the Abridon name come to you or did you pull that from EU?  I was curious because the only place I've heardit mentioned before is in a game I love but I haven't seen others list it in their fan-fic work before.  Just wondered.

Anyway, onto the figures...

Great as always.  That Corba terrorist is interesting.  A nice design.

I have to agree with the sentiment that Xixor looks great.  Far superior to Hasbro's figure, and very sinister in robes.  I'd almost like a new Xixor after seeing yours (almost...  I still don't like that series, haha)

Pretty good stuff all around.  Definite inspiration for potential future fan-fic customs too.  Always have those floating around in my head.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 4, 2005, 03:00 AM
I've commented elsewhere, but nice to see the poster for CRISIS, Chewie.

And hey, Jesse James, I LIKED Xizor. Of course, the best thing to come out of SOTE was Guri, and she didn't get a figure...

Note to self: Make Guri...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 4, 2005, 11:07 AM
My computer is still down.  I was on the phone with a tech from Microsoft until 1:30am!

I am able to connect now (had to reinstall the modem - took about 2-1/2 hours) but I can not view any websites.

Now we discovered that some of the vital hardware for viewing the internet no longer exists on my computer, something called "Winsock" and "Winsock 2" - they seem really upset that this is off my computer, and are afraid that it can't be replaced - which would mean no computer for a long time.

Microsoft is calling me tonight at 8pm to do another analysis and walk through.  I've spent over 11 hours on the phone with them now the past 2 nights.

Man I hope they can help me.... when I called Gateway about it, they were going to charge me $2.99 a minute just to talk to me!!!!

Anyways, I'll post the new Crisis on Abridon in the photonovel section shortly...

And to answer your question Jesse,  "Abridon" was inspired from the Force Commander game.   That latest poster is from "Anti-Jedi."  Fan-fic customs are always my favorite because you can make your own rules.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Famine on May 4, 2005, 11:15 AM
Fan-fic customs are always my favorite because you can make your own rules.

By God, Prince Xizor is going to be pink! Pink I say! lol

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 4, 2005, 11:17 AM
Speaking of Xixor, I haven't forgotten about him in the series.  He'll be back.

The Crisis on Abridon Special Edition is now up in the photonovels section.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 4, 2005, 03:58 PM
Cool, I'm gonna go check out the new photonovel.

Sorry to hear about your computer troubles, Chewie. Here's hoping the big brains at Microsoft can figure it out.

And I remember someone over at the custom alliance doing a pink Xizor, and calling it "Aroused" Xizor.  :o

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 12:45 AM
OMG - I finally got my computer fixed.  Over a 3-day period, I spent over 16 hours on the phone with Microsoft technicians going through painstakingly slow steps to get my computer fixed.  There were about 10 things wrong with it that had been completely corrupted or deleted!  I never thought it would get fixed.

I am going to need a break from the computer at home for a few days, but starting next week I'll get some updates going again.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2005, 01:57 AM
Yeah I was wondering if you'd actually pulled that from FC or complete coincidence on a name.  Neat seeing an EU planet show up in your photonovels CHEWIE.  Especially one from relative obscurity.  It deserves some recognition.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 10:36 AM
Thanks Jesse.  Abridon has been in two photonovels so far, "Crisis" and "Deception."  It will definitely make another appearance.

Ok, last night I was so damn excited about getting my computer fixed that I started writing the story for the 11th one in the series.

Also, I've mentioned that Rhen Var will show up in the series, and Coeli will be helping on this one, with his awesome custom AT-TE showing up!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 12:26 PM
Here's yet another movie poster, this one is for #4 - Slaughter on Munist.

(http://xed.xanga.com/a8f8576649c325773508/b4919957.jpg)

Thoughts?  These were my first custom Wookiees.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 5, 2005, 03:06 PM
Man I love those wooks. What body did you use for Ikotchh? I can't place it from the pic.

Looks great as usual, Chewie. But these posters of past customs and stories have got me seriously jonesing for some new stuff...  ;)

Just an editorial correction though: It's "Finis" Valorum.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 03:25 PM
Damn, I mispelled his name!

The Wookiee in question came from a Yarua head and the body from the Chewbacca that came in the SAGA Trash Compactor set, with arms from the SAGA Mynock hunt Chewbacca.

New stories soon.  Will first redo the next few for Special Editions, but those should go quickly now that my computer is back up and running.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Famine on May 5, 2005, 03:50 PM
Your online again?

If so, I'll give you a call later on my other phone. Much to discuss, about customs.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 04:03 PM
Sounds fine.  I will be home around 9pm CST tonight.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: MetalJedi on May 5, 2005, 05:36 PM
I really love your Wookiees there Chewie.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 05:49 PM
Thanks MetalJedi.  I'm torn between Barshukka and Kohovva as to which one I like better.  They will definitely be back in the series.

I kind of wish the I hadn't killed off Erleath Belpointes so early.  But, most of these characters are gonna die sooner or later; nobody lives forever.  And right now the series is in the start of the Clone Wars - not everyone will survive.

Who should be voted off the series?   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Famine on May 5, 2005, 05:54 PM
Richard...the freak walks around naked, and such.

Kevin



OH, wrong series. :-[
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 6, 2005, 12:30 AM

Who should be voted off the series?   ;)

 :P

..coughRykroFcough....

 ::)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2005, 01:01 AM
Ha - I knew someone would say that.  Guess I had it coming.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Ryan on May 6, 2005, 01:18 AM
CHEWIE, those are still some of my favorite Custom Wookiees. I love 'em.

Quote
Richard...the freak walks around naked, and such.

Kevin



OH, wrong series. 

No you just mispelled his name. It's Boracca. He's the naked wookiee. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 6, 2005, 05:12 AM
Well, I'm voting for the villainous Trigg Fuuda to eventually take the big dirt nap.

Y'know what? Scratch that. I'd like to see Rykrof finally catch Fuuda and bring him to justice, and instead of the bad guy getting blown away, I'd like to see Trigg rotting in jail.

Then years later, he could return and try to get revenge on Rykrof's son.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2005, 10:53 AM
There is an idea that I'm tinkering with for Trigg Fuuda's fate - you have a good idea there DD, and I don't want to give anything away to everyone... check your PM's!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: MetalJedi on May 6, 2005, 02:19 PM
Who should be voted off the series?   ;)

 :P

How about Palpatine?  ;D Damn Jedi hater
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2005, 02:46 PM
I love how serious all these comments are!   :D

Boracca did get voted off in #6 in the series.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2005, 04:21 PM
Here's the figure poster for #5 - Deception

(http://x16.xanga.com/3f583473435305773503/b4919953.jpg)

Well that leavers 5 more to do soon.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 7, 2005, 02:56 AM
I love these character posters. They really are great for checking out the cool customs in your photonovels.

I like the paint job you gave the Whipid terrorist. You really excel at painting fur.

I need to pick up an extra J'Quille so I can start casting Whipid heads and hands...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 4.27.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 8, 2005, 07:54 PM
Here is a redone shot from Underground Resistance.
I like  ;)

(http://xf2.xanga.com/86918524540a96323560/b5251217.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Famine on May 8, 2005, 10:57 PM
Andy-Man with the picture hosting! Alright!

I'll have the SE Underground Resistance up tommorow, I hope.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Famine on May 9, 2005, 12:03 AM
(http://kevvo.250free.com/4LOM001.jpg)

4LOM, ala CHEWIE. :)

Is 4LOM a droid? Or some weird bug?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 9, 2005, 12:23 AM
doh!!
I was just about to post it.

4-LOM is originally a protocal droid, but reprogrammed as a bounty hunter.

I like it, but I also don't like it. I think i'm critical because I love the bounty hunters.
He seems too dirty rustish. Not much original color showing (grey-black)
His head doesn't seem to match to the bodies colors very well either.
Not sure, but he might be missing the red symbol on his chest too.

this next bit isn't a nit pick, as much as a confusion. I was having trouble understanding his rifle, and its levitation. but the butt of the rifle is just hard to see is all.  ;D

I think this is the first time I'm partial to one of your customs Justin.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 9, 2005, 12:37 AM
4LOM appears on the Star Destroyer bridge in ESB when Vader calls for bounty hunters to capture the Falcon.

I actually did this one about 2 years ago... it's a C3PO body from the SAGA deluxe C3PO w/ Battle Droid repainted.

I put the Bust-Up head on him tonight, and agree that maybe I need to darken the paint on his body to match the head better, and I definitely need to paint the neck peg (which is a cup from the Cantina sets).  When I put the head on him, I realized how dark it was compared to the rest of the figure.  So, I'll probably repaint it sometime soon.

I think it looks better in person actually. 

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Ryan on May 9, 2005, 02:59 AM
Nice effects on the UR SE. I think it was my least favorite, mainly because it was all TPM and not as much of your own stuff. Don't get me wrong it is still great, but I like seeing more of Rykrof and less of the main characters from the saga. :)

4-LOM, I like the paint app on the body and the head as well, they just don't match. I think one of them needs to be switched to mach the other.

Oh and if you need any other hosts for your customs/photo novels, I'm here too. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 9, 2005, 10:42 AM
Thanks SLC - and don't worry, the photonovel series is and always will be about the Enloe family.  In the Underground Resistance photonovel, it focuses more on the events from TPM.  It's probably the weakest story in the series as far as Rykrof's impact, but I used it for Rykrof to meet Obi Wan and Anakin.  That way he at least knows who they are, and someday it will be very important that Anakin remembers that Rykrof is a good person.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 9, 2005, 02:38 PM
Here's an idea - good or bad, I'm not sure which, though.

I thought the two different tones in color with the 4LOM was kinda cool. I thought, "Woah, 4LOM in some poor protocol's body." Even though 4LOM is a droid, he's definately not wearing his body...

Why not spin it like 4LOM changes shells, like a crab or something. The coolest way to illustrate that would be to make the color tones that much more different.

How cool would it be if 4LOM whiped out protocol's and stole their "shells"? Like a walking trophy! You could give 4LOM a good R3PO (undoubtedly wanted by the Empire) body with a few blastermarks (for when 4LOM claimed his bounty and got the new shell), or something like that.


I think it'd be cool.


 :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 10, 2005, 02:01 AM
(http://x18.xanga.com/81385201d15336396641/b5294779.jpg)



here is an updated look on him. And I must say a great improvement, he looks much mroe liek himself, and destroys hasbros rendition of him.

I also think that idea of trophy protocol droid coverings is really cool. Would be cool in a photonovel anyday. I think 4-LOM is out of the era of the stories, but who knows. there could be many droids who do this..

And best of all, I got the clone commander Justin. Thanks  ;)
I think its the greatest clone ever so far. I feel inspired by him, and we'll see where that goes.

I'm going to go through my junk bin this week, and write up a list. of parts and fun stuff. Maybe find something for you and all the customizers.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Ryan on May 10, 2005, 03:05 AM
Nice! :)

The updated version looks a lot better. How long has 4-Lom been around? He might be able to make an apperance if it is when he has just been reprogramed. Anyways good work, and as always I'm looking forward to what you put out next. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 10, 2005, 05:08 AM
I am loving the revised 4-LOM. Hasbro, eat your heart out! The body looks right, the detailing is perfect, and the head came out great! A vast improvement on your initial take on him.

This one is so good Chewie...that I gotta do one too!  ;D


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 10, 2005, 10:37 AM
I agree this one looks better.  Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I do like Angry Ewok's idea on "stealing" bodies... I might have 4LOM show up in the Rykrof Enloe series.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 10, 2005, 02:40 PM
I like that idea too...but I think I'd create an all new droid for that.

I'd definitely like to see 4-LOM show up in the series, though. And hey, how about Rykrof going on a mission with Aayla Secura? It'd be like an issue of REPUBLIC.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 10, 2005, 02:42 PM
That could be cool.... I have one idea that I think is gonna be really awesome.  I don't want to give too much away, but it will take place on Dathomir.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Ryan on May 10, 2005, 02:46 PM
Would it involve Rancors? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 10, 2005, 05:32 PM
And Nightsisters! Gotta have Nightsisters!

You realize, of course, any mission with Aayla is going to require a Commander Bly custom...  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 10, 2005, 07:09 PM
force witches, woot. If 4-LOm shows up someday, that'll be a day remembered for the republic.. and me  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 10, 2005, 08:54 PM
We'll see... I don't want to give too much away.  Only one preview pic once I get this one up and rolling... but I think this will be a really cool addition to the series.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 11, 2005, 04:57 PM
Ok, the second one is up now in the photonovel section.   Get over there and check it out.  :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 12, 2005, 11:07 PM
Here's a few more. 

Narwon who is a member of the Badoo Corba organization, under Trigg Fuuda.  First appearance was in #7 - CHAOS -

(http://kevvo.250free.com/Narwon.jpg)

Then Ornar Frist, a Mandalorian who also made his appearance in CHAOS.

(http://kevvo.250free.com/OrnarFrist.jpg)

Also here is Zeedo Chissis, another Badoo Corba thug who appears in #6 - ASSASSINS OF EVIL as well as in CHAOS.

(http://kevvo.250free.com/ZeedoChissis.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 13, 2005, 12:56 AM
I only have one thing to say abaout Narwon. Captain Nemo
..that or Angry Lincoln. lol. Make him a top hat and he is set to go. What head did you use on him?

Zeedo is pretty cool too, Is he making use of a military figure body? I am unsure.

As for the Mandalorian, I don't quite remember him in the story, but as of now, he really reminds me of some sort of Desert Deco Televiper from Cobra...  :D What is head from also?

And here's one more, a Red cloaked Palpantine.

(http://xc6.xanga.com/6f880142050316525117/b5373142.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 13, 2005, 01:53 AM
Wow, excellent customs!  You set a very high standard  ;D
I look forward to seeing some more :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: hemble on May 13, 2005, 02:52 AM
Mind blowing customs Chewie the weathering and details are spot on.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 03:26 AM
Okay, let me break this down...

NARWON

Narwon reminds me of the classic "Trek" episode with... SPACE LINCOLN!!! Lord, that show was gay sometimes. I like Narwon, though...even if he ran like a sissy in the story. Of course, if I remember, he was being chased by Wookiees, and that would make anyone fill the back of their pants.  ;)

ORNAR FRIST

A favorite of mine. The weathering and color scheme are great. I too, am wondering what head you used, CHEWIE.

ZEEDO CHISSIS

Always good to see another Rodian custom. Is that a BBI body, CHEWIE? And if so, which one? It looks great.

RED ROBED PALPATINE

Awesome. Another custom where Chewie had to make up for Hasbro dropping the ball. I can almost hear him saying "The Republic will be reorganized...into the FIRST GALACTIC EMPIRE!!!"

Great job as always, CHEWIE.

-DD

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 13, 2005, 11:06 AM
Thanks dudes.

NARWON -

Yeah, he chickens out in CHAOS... lives to fight another day.  Simple custom, just the Dannick Jerricho body, gloves from Madine (I think) and a head from a 21st century terrorist figure.  He'll be back in the series soon.

ORNAR FRIST -

He met his end in CHAOS.  He is a 300th Fett w/ Cinema Scene Wedge helmet and a part from some GI Joe mask from a figure I got in the late 1980s.  Glued and painted, etc.

ZEEDO CHISSIS -

First appeared in ASSASSINS OF EVIL, lived in CHAOS, will be back soon as one of TRIGG FUUDA's allies.  Just a 21st century body w/ Rodian head.  Simple as can be.

PALPATINE -

Simple too.  Just the red robed Palpatine figure w/ alternate head and hands, and the hood from the deluxe Palpatine (had to glue it down) - will paint a bit to make it look better.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: Ryan on May 14, 2005, 05:45 PM
Fantastic job as always, CHEWIE! :)

NARWON

Very cool. The cantina wave has such great customizing potential. Where did you find so many of them?

ORNAR FRIST

Awesome. I love the pose and the helmet is very cool looking. Great choice of colors too, it seems quite fiting for him

ZEEDO CHISSIS

Your so called simple customs are always good, the paint app really turns them into something else, this one is no exception. :)

RED ROBED PALPATINE

I love it. I was going to suggest a bit more drybrushing but you already covered that. :)

As always, keep it up! :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 14, 2005, 10:04 PM
Here are some pictures of an upcoming photonovel

Might I say, I'm diggin those effects Justin.


(http://x7f.xanga.com/29284a2304c356597657/b5418556.jpg)

(http://x5c.xanga.com/df185126185326597653/b5418553.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 14, 2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks Andy.

The top pic is of some Magna Droids that I repainted.  I just don't like how Hasbro painted them.

The bottom one will be in a photonovel.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Famine on May 14, 2005, 10:44 PM
Killer droids, J-Cook. You gonna repaint one with some white, like in the movie?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 14, 2005, 10:51 PM
Yeah I'll paint one like that when I can afford a few more... I didn't realize how much I liked the figure until I repainted it.  Now I love it.  I just wish he had knee articulation.  I need to see if I can figure out how to to that.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Famine on May 14, 2005, 11:09 PM
Wire. Wire and tape.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 15, 2005, 12:00 AM
cut the legs at the knees a certain way. then stick a paper clip or some-such through it. and cap the ends of it, or bend the ends of the clip so it can't slide out, it should work. I did it to a luke a while back, but ended up ripping the guy apart for parts.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 15, 2005, 12:11 AM
Cool, thanks.  I'll practice on a junk figure a few time first.    :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Famine on May 15, 2005, 12:28 AM
"YOU IDIOT! THATS A BLUE SNAGGLETOOTH!" :-*

I suggest a tack nail, with the ends cut off, for the peg on the articulation.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Jesse James on May 15, 2005, 02:58 AM
Very nice reworking of the Greivous' Guards Justin...  I can't say I like the figure, but you're doing it some justice, and the electro-effects on the pikes are just sweet.  I love that a weapon was even created that can stand up to a Lightsaber...  but that's beside the point.

I'm not a real fan of the figure because I'm thinking he's a bit underscaled after seeing more and more footage of them.  They seem rather small as figures, especially the sort of pinhead fate they suffer from.  :( 

Be nice for an SA one to come out at some point.  He's not a bad figure as far as poseability goes though, save for those knees.  He definitely could use those, you're right.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Ryan on May 15, 2005, 05:26 AM
Very Nice CHEWIE!! Those effects are killer, I can't wait to see your next photonovel, any idea when it will debut?

The paint job really improves the figure, add some knee articulation and you are in business. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 15, 2005, 03:01 PM
Here we have a redo shot taken for "Slaughter on Munist"
CHEWIE, told me that he may end up redoing all the shots. I'm not sure about that though.

(http://xcf.xanga.com/22d83437c70306628080/b5438685.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 15, 2005, 04:22 PM
Hmmm...I'm not digging the redone "Slaughter on Munist" shot. The effects are nice, but there's too much empty space. I'd like to see more close-ups, especially in battle. This is something you haven't done much of, Chewie, and it's time for you to grow as a director.  ;)

I guess part of the drawback to doing an SE of these phtonovels is that I'm going to be more critical the second time around.  ;D Still, I love 'em.

On the other hand, I love the Magna Guard army Chewie is amassing. Very cool. For articulated knees I'd suggest taking them from a battle droid or a Stikfas figure.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 15, 2005, 06:01 PM
I know what you mean about too much empty space DD.  That is not a final shot; just one that I was working on last night and felt like seeing if one of my buddies wanted to post it.  I'm still working on this story and trying to find ways to stay true to the original story without changing the environment too much.

Also, I am full aware that these special editions will be judged more harshly this go round. 

The 3rd story has been redone, as soon as it is hosted it will be posted.  I think there was only 1-2 new shots in that story, but in "Slaughter on Munist" there will be about 20-25 new shots taken.  This is mainlly because of the poor quality of the pics in this particular story when trying to edit it.  It just wasn't feasible. 

On "Crisis on Abridon" I think there were 2-3, and about 10 on "Underground Resistance."  For "Deception" I am thinking only about 3-4 new shots.  At least I hope.

After Deception, it's back on track with #11 and beyond.

There will be more close up shots when I can get them to come out right.  Problem is, close ups really turn out fuzzy on my camera, even when trying to edit them with my program.  There have been a few more close ups in the later stories though.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 10:24 AM
I like the Grievous Bodyguards  :)
For knee articulation, I recommend using Stikfas ball-joints.  I made a Grievous Bodyguard with knee articulation and I like how it turned out.  It was a fairly simple process and the parts blend pretty well.  Granted, the knee jonit will look a little different, but I think that's a small price to pay  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 16, 2005, 11:01 AM
Thanks Greg.  I remember seeing your Magna Guard custom, it was great.  But I don't know how to swap out those joints.   :-\

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 11:08 AM
I just cut out the knee portion (probably about a half-centimeter above and below the "knee"), cut the Stikfas part in half (I think I used an upper-leg) and sand it to shape.  Then just super-glue it in place (I used 2 part putty to reinforce the leg joint and smooth over any gaps).   ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2005, 04:23 PM
Sounds pretty complicated.  I'm just not very good at that stuff.  Maybe I'll see if I can do something like that... I think I saw some Stikfas stuff on clearance at TRU.  Thanks!!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 17, 2005, 05:55 PM
It's not as bad as it sounds  ;)
the TRU had some Omega Knight Stikfas on sale for $3.97 ( ;D!!!) but they went fairly quickly. 
I have a few extra stikfas sets if you want one.  They come with lots of extra upper arms and thighs so you can build a Stikfas and use his extra parts for customs.  Send me a PM if you want one.
I also have tons of extra stikfas parts that I would be willing to send to you for free, let me know.

doooo itttt!  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 18, 2005, 10:37 AM
Thanks for the tips Greg!

Hey guys, quick update on the photonovel situation - all of the photonovels are currently down right now... they will be back up very soon though! 

However.... the special edition of the 3rd story, "Anti-Jedi" is now up and hosted thanks to Sith Lord Chaos.  Check it out in the photonovel section!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Famine on May 19, 2005, 12:10 PM
Yes folks, due to a technical difficulty, the stories are down for a short while. Somthing new and improved is in the works, and I'll be able to run the photonovels, hopefully year round, without them coming down, unless we switch servers. Stay tuned!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 19, 2005, 04:51 PM
The only drawback to more photonovels is that we get less new customs posted from you, Chewie. Too bad you don't have four arms like Grievous. (Although come to think of it, they didn't do him much good in the film...)

If you have anything new though, let us see!  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 20, 2005, 03:19 PM
Ok - I will try and dedicate a few hours this weekend to some more CHEWIE styled customs.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 21, 2005, 11:51 PM
Ok, no new customs yet.  But get your butts into the photonovel section, #4 - Slaughter on Munist and #5 - Deception are both updated in there now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: hemble on May 22, 2005, 06:34 AM
Awesome work on the photo novels Chewie really enjoyed them.

What paint shop program do you use and do you ahve a tutorial?

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 22, 2005, 04:37 PM
Thanks Hemble.  I use a program called "Picture It" - unfortunately, I'm not very good with it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 22, 2005, 11:44 PM
When I get to the psot production of my story, I'm just going to use MS Paint.
I can always go back in 20 years to remake it into my original vison too btw..  :P

I'm going to head over in a sec and reread those stories.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 22, 2005, 11:49 PM
Ha!  Funny Dimetrodon.   :D

Stories 1-8 are back up now, and 9-10 will be up tomorrow.

And, I promised to get a custom done this weekend and posted, so I made one tonight while watching TV - here we go - a Zabrak Pilot.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 22, 2005, 11:53 PM
Awesome custom as always CHEWIE!  Gotta love the drybrushing  ;)
I picked up a bunch of OTC Cloud Car Pilots with the intention of doing some customs but I got sidetracked with clones :P  Is this guy going to be in any of your photonovels???? :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Famine on May 22, 2005, 11:55 PM
What legs are those from? I love it!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 12:04 AM
The legs are from the Cloud Car pilot too.  Everything is from him except for the head.

Yeah, I am sure this guy will find his way into the photonovel series.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 5.14.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 23, 2005, 12:52 AM
What legs are those from? I love it!

Kevin

And we were just talking about the cloud car pilot being good fodder too. Maybe I should have gotten one when we were at KB kev. maybe I should have gotten that wookie too... those jerks..

I think thats an excellent custom. I like the use of the agen head, can't recall seeing much of it in customs. and the cloud car body is as good as I expected once painted to not look all retro.  :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2005, 01:09 AM
That's definitely a sweet Zabrak character you made CHEWIE.  That's the kinda guy that fits into almost any diorama unless it's a strictly military type of one...

That is definitely sweet though, but not terribly complex either (no slight on you CHEWIE)...  The parts just match up really well.  The paint really obscures the figure a lot too, so the base is tough to tell...  Short of the sculpting on the shirt giving it away really, but it's looking pretty great I think.

A very neat background character...  You've gotta have one full set of dioramas with these types of figures.  They gotta be going somewhere after the photonovels I figure. :)  Your Cantina's at max capacity.  Time to put the velvet rope across the door I think. 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2005, 04:21 AM
Great looking figure chewie and thanks for the tip on the photo program.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 23, 2005, 06:58 AM
Great Zabrak, CHEWIE. Those OTC Cloud Car pilots are great fodder, and this is another of your customs that is totally made by your great drybrushing skills.


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 11:51 AM
Thanks guys.  I think he kinda has a KOTOR or OT look to him.

Yeah, I like Jesse's idea, I ought to make a diorama with nothing but customs.  And my Cantina is definitely overcrowded.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Famine on May 23, 2005, 12:08 PM
Is that so terribly bad, Justin? That you have all sorts of customs? It'd make me jealous! ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 03:23 PM
I just need more shelf space, that's all.   :)

All 10 of the photonovels are back up.  Looking back on #10, Depths of Cholganna, I can't wait to make another one in the forest.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Famine on May 23, 2005, 03:30 PM
Justin, now you can post pictures of your collection! ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 03:37 PM
Yep, I will do that soon.  I promise.   :D

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2005, 08:28 PM
Very nice! Simple but oh so effective.  :) Now I know what to do with my extra Agen Kolar head.  :) If only I could find the damn head I was going to put on his body >:( :( ::) The paint job really disguises the body and makes it look like a whole new figure.

I want to see some of your collection pics too, Kevin showed me one and It looked pretty cool! :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 10:10 PM
Thanks SLC... Here's another photonovel preview, finally starting to slowly get back into the swing of things -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2005, 10:25 PM
Wow! That durge looks great!! Did you add the articulation? I've only got him cardedso I'm not sure what he's got. The new dirtier paint job looks great! I can't wait for something new! ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.22.05
Post by: Famine on May 23, 2005, 10:58 PM
Holy **** mollassas! Thats friggin' sweet!


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.23.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 24, 2005, 12:26 AM
^^^ what they said  ;)
That Durge looks excellent!  I forgot all about Durge until I saw that pic, now I have to fish mine out of the toy bin  :P
Damn, that Durge is nice.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.23.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 24, 2005, 12:36 AM
For about two seconds I thought that was a predator! haha.
So, I'm guessing we can expect to see Durge tearing the clone army a new one?
my mind can only think but one thing..

"excellent.." - Mr. Burns
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 24, 2005, 01:09 AM
Thanks guys.  It's the Durge from the Speederbike version, repainted quite a bit to give him more of a war-time look (at least in my opinion).

Sure, he'll show up in the photonovel series.  I don't want to focus on him too much, but I'll try to do him justice.

Here's one more I did tonight while watching the finale of '24' -

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

He's supposed to be a Freighter pilot.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.24.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 24, 2005, 01:30 AM
The Durge looks awesome. Great work on retouching Hasbro's non-paintjob on him. Can't wait to see him in your photonovel!

The freighter pilot is cool, but not my favorite of yours. He's a little dull. But then, not everyone can be a swashbuckling hero. The galaxy needs ditch-diggers too.  ;)

The paint job is as always, excellent. A good, non-obtrusive background custom. He'll serve his purpose well.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.24.05
Post by: Jesse James on May 24, 2005, 01:47 PM
Freighter dude's a neat background schlub.  Like the Ice-cream maker guy, he fills the void that is "uninteresting people in Star Wars".  Not enough uninteresting characters in toy form really.

Durge looked good...  The Deluxe Durge still ranks as one of my all-time favorite figures, period.  He was the first Super Articulated action figure by Hasbro...  That was $10 well spent.  Sweet addition of, what I assume is, a mace from the AoD line...  He sorta had a thing for melee weapons, and he looks like he can dish out some whoop-ass to Clones. :)

Nice work CHEWIE, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 24, 2005, 02:36 PM
Thanks guys.  Yeah, the freighter pilot is a totally boring custom... I like those kind more than colorful ones sometimes.  Especially when it's a fan-fic character and I don't need to worry about trying to make it film accurate.

As for Durge, yeah the melee weapon is from the AoD line.  That Durge figure is so awesome, I wish they would have made this one the carded version.  Such a great figure... I really like it more with some wear and tear paint weathering on him.  He'll be a b!tch of a fight in the photonovels for our favorite hero, Rykrof Enloe.

The next photonovel I hope to have up in about a week or so... it's about to take a dark turn in the Clone Wars.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 10:48 PM
This is why I hate doing commissions... I hate giving up a figure that I've made.   :(

Here is one I made tonight for a friend, it will be leaving my loving home tomorrow -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 25, 2005, 10:52 PM
Pretty cool, stuff, Justin, but I have a question.

Didn't you make a guy like that before?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: Famine on May 25, 2005, 10:58 PM
Yeah, he did.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 25, 2005, 11:06 PM
Not bad, I can't part with my customs either  :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 11:41 PM
Yeah, I made this version of him earlier -

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/graga.jpg)

One of my friends comes over about once a week and always wants me to make him a custom of this one, so finally I caved in and made a second version.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: Famine on May 25, 2005, 11:43 PM
Any side by side shots? Like Darth Delish's Commander Bly?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 11:45 PM
I'll try to get one up tomorrow before it says "goodbye."   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 5.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 26, 2005, 12:50 AM
Here's one more I made tonight - his name is GORDO.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/GORDO001.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.26.05
Post by: Ryan on May 26, 2005, 02:04 AM
Very nice CHEWIE!! I like the new version of the guy you made two of better, I really like the green color it looks great, too bad you have to part with him. :-\

GORDO looks great!! That is a perfect use for Dexter's body. I can't figure out what the cape is though, I know you don't sculpt, so I'm guessing it isn't sculpted... so what is it?  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 26, 2005, 10:17 AM
GORDO - I had an extra Dexter body from the recent Graga figure (used his arms for Graga), so I decided it was time to make a fat figure for a background alien or something.  Used that body, along with the Ketwol head, and a cape from a Xyber 9 figure.  Had to glue everything in place, but I think it turned out ok after I painted him.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.26.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 26, 2005, 11:32 AM
I like that Gordo figure a lot!  He would be perfect in the background of one of your photonovels!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.26.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 28, 2005, 10:36 PM
That second Graga is simply amazing! I especially love the blue tinge to his skin!

Gordo is also very fun. I actually commented on this one over on RS, I saw it there first.   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 5.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2005, 03:55 PM
Here's a few more -

TATOOINE SPACER

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

BARC TROOPER

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

BATTLE OF KASHYYYK

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 29, 2005, 04:39 PM
Wow! Very cool stuff!

The spacer is fun; very good use for the Clone Pilot body, which I considered kind os useless up until now. Great job.

The BARC is also very cool; if only Hasbro had given us a nice VOTC Scout to work from, instead of their barely moveable "posed" trooper. Great paint job on this one!

The battle of Kashyyk looks incredible! I like how you made the BARC speeder guy look like he's crouching, and the illusion of the Preview Wook dropping his shield as he takes it in the chest is extremely well done!

I see a couple of caramel wookiees in there...but where is blondie?  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2005, 05:18 PM
Thanks DD - "Blondie" is in there - right near the middle actually!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Ryan on May 29, 2005, 05:56 PM
Very nice CHEWIE!

Spacer-
Maybe you can buy some of the clone Pilots clogging the pegs near me. ;) What's the helmet from?

BARC trooper-
This guy convinces me you can pull off a Gree. He is very well done, the camo looks great and so do the goggles, If I didn't know what the scouts looked like I'd say that's how it came.

That battle looks soooo cool! ;D I wish I had the space to set that kind of stuff up. Everything is posed really well. It looks so realistic. Are there more droids than the few at the bottom?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: MetalJedi on May 29, 2005, 06:16 PM
Great job Chewie, really like the Kashyyyk battle.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 29, 2005, 06:19 PM
How the heck did I miss Blondie? Very cool.  ;)

BTW Chewie, I'm working on your Coruscant Clone today.  :o

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2005, 06:41 PM
Thanks guys - DD, I guess I better get to work on your figure then.   :)

SLC - thel helmet is from Boshek, and yeah, there's about 25 ROTS Battle Droids on the other side - I'll take more pics later.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 30, 2005, 01:32 AM
Very Nice, and excellent Diorama! How did you do the trees? are they some sort of stump or just a background, I can't tell..

 I really wish that Hasbro would give us one of those BARC guys. perhaps in some sort of pack with a Gree. That'd be grand fro all. And just like the cloud car pilot, yoiu have shown me that sometimes there is more than meets the eye, as there is with your spacer.
It's been a while since I've seen anyone do a spacer..
Back in the day everyone was doing cantina guy.. :-p

I'd like to try this sort of custom out. Mostly to try out my camo skills, but I only have two scout troopers..
I already have enough customs to do anyway, between republic friends and the minis..
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2005, 03:36 PM
The big tree on the left is real (something you can buy at a pet store for an aquarium); the one on the right is digitaly added in.

I might try my hand at a Gree later on down the road.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Famine on May 30, 2005, 04:17 PM
Do I see a hardened troop bunker made by Owen D, right there?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2005, 04:36 PM
Yep - you sure do.   8)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 30, 2005, 09:17 PM
I tried responding earlier but my internet went down >:(
Anyway, awesome pics!  I love that Kashyyk battle - very intense!
I can't wait to see some more pics of that.
Also, if you wanted to, you could use the BARC Trooper helmet from the Speeder pack because it's a little different from the OT Scout Trooper, but your custom looks fine as it is.  It's too bad the POTJ/OTC Scout Trooper has such an awkward pose...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2005, 09:52 PM
Here's my Gree, along with two BARC troopers.  I realize they aren't 100% film accurate, but I'm ok with them how they are -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: Diddly on May 30, 2005, 10:01 PM
Wow, that battle is great! I like the BARC, hopefully we get an SA version of him someday. ;) Spacer looks good too, he'll make a good background character.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: ThePerennial on May 30, 2005, 10:34 PM
Chewie, You never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: Ryan on May 30, 2005, 11:51 PM
Very nice you finally made a Gree! :) He looks great, the Helmet isn't quit film accurate, but it is so hard to get it right, every reference picture of him seems to be different. Your straps look fantastic, what did you use? The BARCs look great too. If I can get an extra scout or two I may have to give them a shot. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 31, 2005, 12:31 AM
All right! Chewie has entered the world of custom cloning!

I love the BARC troops, great job on those. The Gree is also really nice, I'm glad to see you decided to just "go for it." Those straps on Gree look familiar.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 5.29.05
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 31, 2005, 12:38 AM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/GREE.jpg)

Oh my god, this is beautiful. There's a couple spots that need a little altering, as far as accuracy goes (suspenders should be grey, visor should be green, mouthpiece should be grey, small details like that) - but believe me - I'd buy that Gree if it were for sale, its beautiful.

Great work, as always.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2005, 10:46 AM
Ok, I might fix Gree a bit.  His suspenders come from a BBI figure, I can paint them gray pretty easily, and the top of his helmet should be green, not gray.   Gree was hard to paint, but the BARC Troopers weren't that tough.  Just time consuming. 

I need to get back on my photonovel kick though.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2005, 02:22 PM

I need to get back on my photonovel kick though.   :)

 :P

Yes you do! ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 5.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2005, 11:40 PM
Here's a new one I made tonight - She is a Hell Witch... a Night Sister outcast...

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 31, 2005, 11:46 PM
Great googly moogly!  :o

Thanks, Chewie. I really didn't want to be able to sleep tonight... :D

Holy crap, that is scary. Nice use of the Fisto body and AoD Pit Witch head. This is for the photonovel on Dathomir, right? Coooooool. Nightsisters and Rancors and Hell Witches, oh my!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 31, 2005, 11:46 PM
cool!  Nice use of the Army of Darkness figure :)
I definitely love the ROTS Kit Fisto, it's so versatile!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2005, 12:00 AM
Ugh...ugh...that is the UGLYEST custom you have ever made, Justin.

And I love it! :-*

Great use of the AoD figures :D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 1, 2005, 12:02 AM
I can't take it seriously  :D :D :D :D
LOL, that thing is too funny!

I can only imagine what an outcast rancor looks like..
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 1, 2005, 12:23 AM
I bet it's not funny when charging at Rykrof full speed on the back of a mutated Rancor, with Force lightning burning from it's fingertips...  :o

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Diddly on June 1, 2005, 01:38 AM
Kick ass, dude, that would make a cool crazy Force using hobo! :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Ryan on June 1, 2005, 05:42 PM
Very cool Chewie! I love AoD! :) I can hardly wait to see her Rancor ;) Seriously though it is a nice use of parts and it is a really gly custom, ugly in a good way.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2005, 12:00 AM
Here's one more new one...

This is Bocraa, a Wookiee Bounty Hunter.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Bocraa.jpeg)

I promise, I am going to try and start getting back on the photonovels this weekend!  Also, most of my photonovels will be down until they are uploaded at www.thecustomalliance.com - I spoke with Dan Curto and he said they should be up there very, very soon.  I have to delete most of them from my host site due to bandwidth issues.  Only #7 - CHAOS and #10 Depths of Cholganna are still up right now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Famine on June 3, 2005, 12:18 AM
Hey CHEWIE, nice wookiee...but can he AIM? :-*


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 3, 2005, 01:50 AM
Is that a DS9 Body? :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Ryan on June 3, 2005, 02:00 AM
Hey CHEWIE, nice wookiee...but can he AIM? :-*


Kevin

Nope he's to lazy, even though he probably has cable internet in his tree house. :-*  ;)

CHEWIE I really like this guy he is a great use of parts, I think at least some wookiees would like wearing clothing. ;) The balde is bad-ass too. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2005, 02:05 AM
The body came from some Star Trek body.  I don't collect that stuff, but Lance Quazar told me about a character called "Morn" that I saw in the background of one of his photonovels.  Like a crazy cat, I had to have one because I saw customizing potential with the weird head and Wookiee-like body.  So, yes it's a DS9 body.

The figure uses the following parts -

DS9 torso/legs
Sneak Preview Wookiee head
Yarua arms/feet

Unfortunately, the arms are glued in place at the shoulder.  I was unable to get them to fit right due to the peg size difference, and figured it didn't really matter to me if they were glued.  Oh well, a lack of articulation I can live with.  :)

Bocraa has attempted to get instant messaging, but, being a Wookiee, he is having some problems with getting it downloaded.  It's been one problem after another for him.

I can't remember when the hell I got the blade from.   ???

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 3, 2005, 02:34 AM
Bocraa looks great man!  Definitely a cool concept to see a wookie wearing pants :P  Too bad the arms don't move, but I guess articulation doesn't matter because I'm just looking at the pics anyway.
That blade is definitely bad ass :o
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 3, 2005, 04:39 AM
That Wook is A-freakin'-mazing! I love the look of him...now I have to track down a DS9 "Morn" body so I can do one myself.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 3, 2005, 11:25 PM
Chewie, that wookie is probably the most creative and best-executed customs of one I have seen.  Great job.

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 5.31.05
Post by: Jeff on June 4, 2005, 12:23 AM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/Bocraa.jpeg)

Very nice!  I love the armor/clothing on him - gives him a wookiee look but something new!

Jeff
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 4, 2005, 03:34 AM
Star Trek! you traitor you..  ;)

Thats one mean wookiee!
I really like it a lot. I wonder how ahrd it would be to reasonw ith a wookiee bounty hunter?
What does the original figure look like btw? I'm not sure how he started out.

now.. if only his eyes could look angriery, heh.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on June 4, 2005, 04:48 AM
Hello everyone,

I am new on this site and a newbie at customizing but I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Your input and advise are welcome.

http://client.webshots.com/photo/283335280/280929704VVELhI

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 6.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2005, 11:44 AM
Hi there Tijuana Jedi - glad to see you here; I've always liked your work.  You ought to open your own thread for your stuff so we can discuss it there.  :)

Dimetrodon, I agree, I could make his eyes look a lot more mean.  I'll maybe try that.

Here's what the Morn figure looked like -

(http://startrektoys.com/pictures/ds05/1/mor.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 12:09 AM
Ok, here's some preview pics of an upcoming photonovel, which will be my customizing focus for the next couple weeks.  If you don't want to see them until the actual photonovel, don't scroll down.  No major spoilers here, just some "in battle" shots.
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(http://chewie34.250free.com/rhenvar.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/rhenvar02.jpg)

Thoughts, ideas or questions?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 6, 2005, 12:28 AM
When are you making the switch to Episode III Clone Troopers?

Looks good...This is the Rhen Var battle? I'm looking forward to another good story. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 12:38 AM
Well, my storyline is only a couple months into the Clone Wars, so it will be several stories before the EP3 Clones start showing up.

edit - Yeah, this is Rhen Var.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 6, 2005, 01:18 AM
Lookin' good so far!  I like the effects, they turned out nicely.
I have to catch up on your other photonovels, I think I'm on 5  :P ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 6, 2005, 01:43 AM
Suggestions = I got nothing...looks real nice!

I love the fog of war you've got in there.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 6, 2005, 04:30 AM
You just get better and better with these, Chewie. My jaw is literally hanging open.

Love the fog you added...it makes these so much more moody and atmospheric...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 02:07 PM
Thanks guys.  I'm still learning as I go with these photonovels... what a time consuming pain in the arse they are.  But they are fun. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: Ryan on June 6, 2005, 07:23 PM
CHEWIE, I can't really say anything that hasn't alread been said. I am in awe of these shots. I can't wait for the story. The fog of war is such a cool effect.

What is owen's wall made out of? I want to try and make some of my own, I would love to have something like that. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 11:34 PM
Owen made it out of styrene.  I like making my own stuff, but it's too hard not to take him up on commissions.  His prices are fair, his work is excellent, and he's a hell of a guy.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 7, 2005, 12:41 AM
Here's one more, a Sith Apprentice.  Usually I don't like using pre-posed figures, but I thought this one turned out alright -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/SithApprentice01.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 7, 2005, 01:01 AM
Dude...I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't see SITH.  ;D


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Ryan on June 7, 2005, 01:32 AM
Dude...I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't see SITH.  ;D


-DD

I can and it is pretty sweet! I like the eyes, maybe you could try and add a wee bit of yellow to make them look more sithy? Other than that, he looks pretty cool. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 7, 2005, 01:52 AM
I'm digging those in battle shots, very very nice stuff.

The Djas Sith Apprentice is cool too   :D

I wouldn't have thought to use him as a force user. Prolly because he reminds me of the talosians in ST..
The furthest thing from a force user, hehe.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 7, 2005, 03:22 AM
Amazing job on the robe.  I second DD's nomination for Dry Brush King:  Chewie
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 7, 2005, 10:19 AM
Thanks bjardkerr.  I wouldn't say I'm that good at dry-brushing, but I do think it adds a lot to my customs since I can't sculpt at all.

Dimetrodon, are these guys really not force-sensitive?  Damnit!!!

SLC, I think you're right, yellow eyes would be really cool.  I ran out of yellow paint, and need to get some more.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 7, 2005, 01:43 PM
Ah, THERE he is.

Like I said over at RS, very cool. My only suggestion is to change the weathering on the boots so that they appear to have a different texture than his robes. And the Sithy eyes will look great!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 7, 2005, 02:40 PM

Dimetrodon, are these guys really not force-sensitive?  Damnit!!!

haha, no no no..
what i meant was i never thought about his species as a jedi or sith.
if i see a member of shaak ti's species all i'm gonna think is jedi ya know what I mean.

When I said he was the furthest thing from the force and a talosian, I was makign a ref to Star Trek aliens that are white but look similar.  :P :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 8, 2005, 12:34 AM
Cool Sith CHEWIE!  :o
It would definitely look cool with yellow sith eyes, but even without that, excellent as always!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on June 8, 2005, 09:37 PM
Hello Chewie,

Sorry about the Mistake.

Your Customa are Incredible, we have a little fan club in Mexico and we all are very Impresed by your work and photonovels.

We love the pictures!!!!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 8, 2005, 11:25 PM
What mistake are you referring to?

Thanks for the compliments, I really appreciate it.

By the way - guys, I feel like I'm committing a sin, but I'm doing something I don't want to do... money is very tight right now, and I'm selling some of my extras on ebay.  I need money quick, and am actually going to put some of my customs that I don't want on ebay.  Please, nobody be mad at me for it.   :(

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 9, 2005, 01:15 AM

By the way - guys, I feel like I'm committing a sin, but I'm doing something I don't want to do... money is very tight right now, and I'm selling some of my extras on ebay.  I need money quick, and am actually going to put some of my customs that I don't want on ebay.  Please, nobody be mad at me for it.   :(

 :P

I used to be adamantly against selling customs, but mostly for the reason that I thought people should just make their own.  My customs aren't as good as lot of the ones on eBay, but at least I made them myself. 
On the other hand, if $$$ is tight, and you feel people will be satisfied with the quality of your customs (which they most assuredly will  ;)), then go for it.  I was contemplating selling some of mine ($$$ is a little tight for me as well right now), but I really have a hard time parting with them!  Maybe someday I'll dump mine on eBay, but for now, I'm having too much fun with them!  ;D

Good luck selling your customs CHEWIE.  Your customs are way better than 90% of the crap customs that are on eBay (that for some reason still get loads of $$$), so I'm sure you'll make some decent $$$.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2005, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the support Gregorbian.  I don't plan on putting many customs on ebay, just a few.  It's too hard to part with most of them.

But I have amassed a few things that I really don't want like a few Unleashed figures, and when I saw what some of them were going for on ebay, I figured - what the heck, if I could have a good month in selling stuff in June and July, them maybe my wife and I can afford to go on a vacaction this summer.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 9, 2005, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the support Gregorbian.  I don't plan on putting many customs on ebay, just a few.  It's too hard to part with most of them.

But I have amassed a few things that I really don't want like a few Unleashed figures, and when I saw what some of them were going for on ebay, I figured - what the heck, if I could have a good month in selling stuff in June and July, them maybe my wife and I can afford to go on a vacaction this summer.

 :P

Sure man, that's a better reason than most have for selling stuff on eBay  ;)
Good luck man  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 9, 2005, 04:07 AM
Hey Chewie,

Sometimes, you gotta pay the mortgage, you know? I don't think anyone here will condemn you for selling your awesome work on E-bay to make ends meet... we've all been in tight spots and if you can make a little $$$ on your talent, why not?

I've supplemented my recent unemployment with customs for sale, and as a matter of fact, my custom Gree is on sale now in Red5sixx's store to cover some cash I owed him for loose fodder. So, no judgements here.  ;)

Personally, I would be proud to be able to bid on some of your work.  ;D

What stuff is up there?

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2005, 10:12 AM
I won't post any links, but so far only one custom is up (the recent Sith figure I made).  I'm not looking to make a lot or screw anyone over, just a little something to help make ends meet (like you said).  Right now mostly I'm going through my extras of non-custom stuff that I am pretty sure will sell.

Thanks for the support, it makes me feel much better.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 9, 2005, 05:28 PM
Nothing at all wrong with a little ebay. It's no different than a painter selling their works. It is all art.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 13, 2005, 12:31 AM
Ok boys and girls, here's some more that I did recently.  Was hung over today and couldn't get off the couch, so here we go -

RODIAN SENATOR -

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

SNIPER DROID -

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

UTUPAU OFFICER -

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

FLAMETHROWER CLONE -

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

ASSASSIN DROID -

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

EMPEROR PALPATINE -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 13, 2005, 02:02 AM
New backgrounds, eh? They all look nice...I like the Rodian Senator and Utapau Officer best...I find that your senatorial figures appeal to me most. :)

Your very creative...make good use of it while it lasts. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 13, 2005, 02:58 AM
Great googly moogly!

You hit us with a HUGE update today, Chewie...I am impressed! Let's see, where to begin...

RODIAN SENATOR

This looks amazing. The blue paintjob really sets this apart from the red robes of Tion Meddon, and goes nicely with the Rodian's shade of skin.

SNIPER DROID

Believe it or not, I just cut up that same sniper rifle for a Clone I'm working on based off of Gregorbians' work. Now I have to get a few more for my "Battlefront" set.  ;)

UTAPAU OFFICER

Very cool! I wanted to see more of these guys in the film; but now I'm sure I'll at least get to see more of them in the Rykrof Enloe series. I like him a lot.

AOTC FLAMETHROWER CLONE

Wow! Simple but effective. Great flame effect; can't wait to see him in action against some super battle droids...especially now that we know how weak they are against a little fire.  ;D

ASSASSIN DROID

Easily my favorite. A masterful mix of parts and a great color scheme really make this guy. I see Library droids, 8D8, Grievous, and EV-9D9 in this one. Makes me wonder what you have up your sleeve for the rest of Grievous' body. Oh, and BTW...I want one of these.   :D

EMPEROR PALPATINE

Very cool, much better than Hasbro's version. I like the electicity effect as well; you're really getting good with the SFX.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 13, 2005, 08:48 AM
Great job CHEWIE!  I like the Flame Thrower Clone, very cool. 
The Sniper Battle Droid is really cool too, I love Battlefront!  :P
I think my favorite is the Assassin Droid, that's a very clever use of parts.  Did they all piece together fine or did you have to do some resculpting?  It's too bad hasbro didn't give EV-9D9's legs knee joints!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 13, 2005, 11:00 AM
Thanks buddies.

The droid guy pieced together pretty well.  I used a saber hilt for a neck peg on him, and had to glue the legs in place, but the arms fit perfectly, which is where I got the idea for him.

Any ideas on a name for him?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Ryan on June 13, 2005, 06:34 PM
Awesome update CHEWIE!!

RODIAN SENATOR

I almost didn't recognize the body at first, he looks awesome. Very senatorial. The color is great. I trhink it'd be cool if you made him an aide or two.

SNIPER DROID

That's a nice simple looking droid. I like it a lot, the gun is a great choice, it is Bbi correct?

UTAPAU OFFICER

He looks great, that really doesn't even look like Tion's head. I like him a lot.

AOTC FLAMETHROWER CLONE

I love the back pack and the gun he is very nicely done. I think I'd have to suggest some kind of special markings on him though, it wouldn't have to be anything major but mabe just some small markings to help distinguish him a little more.

ASSASSIN DROID

Very cool looking droid! As DD said the parts are masterfully chosen. They fit together so well and the blue green color is really cool. Perhaps he is the Rodian sneators body guard or assassin droid?

EMPEROR PALPATINE

I've had one like this planned since I saw the ROTS Emperor, you pulled it off very nicely, It looks perfect. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 13, 2005, 07:40 PM
Always a pleasure to see your customs.


I love all of those, very very good stuff.

the Assassin Droid is cool, but has a goofy look to him. The kind of look that woul cause you to underestimate him perhaps. Then, Blam!
A good name for the assassin droid? hmmm

KL-900


Droid Sniper? c'mon chewie  ;)


The Flamethrower Clone is perhaps my favorite of this bunch I really like him. wheres the pack from? look like 80's GI Joe maybe.

I like what you did with the Tion Medon body for the rodian, very nice indeed, as well as where his head went to on the officer.

Emperor? he's just cool, nasty lookin guy.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: Famine on June 14, 2005, 12:50 AM
Droid name?

N.M.E.

Sound it out. (sounds like Enemy)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 14, 2005, 11:51 AM
Good name suggestions.

And yeah, I admit the Sniper Droid is cheesy... but I do think it looks cool with that gun.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 6.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 17, 2005, 08:22 PM
Check this out troops!  Owen D. has made for me one hell of a custom playset.  I don't have it yet, but I will next week -

(http://www.owenscustoms.com/base1.JPG)

(http://www.owenscustoms.com/base7.JPG)

Look for this masterpiece from styrene to be coming soon in a photonovel near you!   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 18, 2005, 12:50 AM
Well, thats 4 snowtroopers without arms, hehe

That thing is, well, amazing. I'd love to have it sitting on my shelf mid battle scene.
Where can I contact Mr. Driscoll? I'd like to personal congratulate him for this piece among many others.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: Vator on June 18, 2005, 01:28 AM
Kevin shot me a link to that this afternoon. I've always thought his work was incredible, and when I saw that I was like: "Woah, I want one!!!!"
How does he charge for a commission that large? I noticed a commissions page but I didn't look at it earlier...laziness of my part.

Chewie, when are you going to be finishing that blasted next Photonovel installment? I'm dying here!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 18, 2005, 02:47 AM
Well the best way to contact Owen Driscoll is to check out his site - www.owenscustoms.com - I've been chatting with him for quite some time now, usually about Star Wars of course, and we always seem to be working together on some idea for another thing for him to make for me.

His prices are very fair in my opinion, and I don't want to disclose exactly how much the items I have bought from him cost.  A similar project can cost a different amount, depending on the level of difficulty he has with it/amount of materials and work involved too.

For a figure, he's usually straight forward - anywhere from $20-$30 or so, depending on the level of detail.  Which I think is fair.  For a small project (non-figure), it seems to vary around that price range.

At times I feel he could charge more for his work, but at the same time, he seems to realize that I do have a budget too.  I've never bought anything from him that I wasn't 100% satisfied with.  He is the best out there as far as I am concerned.  Great customizer, and an even greater guy.  Someone that I would go out of my way to meet as I bet he's one hell of a model American.   ;D

As for the next photonovel, I promise it is coming soon!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 18, 2005, 03:56 AM
Oh wow...my compliments to both Owen and CHEWIE....fantastic looking playset...

Now that's the kind of set piece I need to make my photonovels better. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 18, 2005, 12:26 PM
Damn dude, that battle bunker is amazing!  Give my good word to Owen D.
I can't wait to see that with all of your custom figures on it!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 19, 2005, 10:56 PM
Here's another preview... still working on this photonovel.  It's very time consuming.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: Ryan on June 20, 2005, 03:02 AM
 :o :o :o

Wow Owen's little fortress is phenomonal, I have to get some sheet styrene. That really makes it look production quality. And the weathering and the details on it are perfect. I really want to try my hand at one of those, I could use some.

Coeli's AT-TE is going to make for one hell of a new photonovel. That shot looks great! I think it'd be cooler if the trooper in it was an AT-TE gunner though. Since they still have ATOC style armor in the series, you could just throw a tank gunner pauldron, and maybe the helmet thing on him for a quick custom. I can't wait for Rhen Var I have a feeling it will be your best work yet. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 20, 2005, 03:04 AM
You got Coeli's AT-TE? :o


Bastard. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 20, 2005, 08:56 AM
Actually, I don't have his AT-TE (wish to God that I did).   I have a CD he sent me with tons of pics of it.

I know about the guy up top, it's what was in the pic that he sent... oh well, I still think it looks pretty cool.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 20, 2005, 08:11 PM
actually if you want to be technical, when the Clones had Ep. II armor the Gunners for the AT-TE had full clone armor and now should pad or gunner helmet, the new generation Ep. III clones had their gunners with the pad and helmet.  So Chewie's pic is actually correct. ;D :P

Great shot! It looks awesome!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: ThePerennial on June 20, 2005, 10:41 PM
Coeli's AT-TE is to die for.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 21, 2005, 05:14 AM
I am so freakin' jealous of you, Chewie...that playset is AWESOME.

It was also good to see new pics from your photonovel...can't wait for a new installment.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 6.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2005, 09:11 AM
Thanks guys.  Still chugging along on the latest photonovel.  Couldn't drag myself from the TV last night, so I made three new customs instead -

TWIC RUUS

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

TROT TUUCO

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

FREELO

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on June 21, 2005, 10:17 AM
FREELO is my favorite of the bunch.  I really like how this character looks.  Nice job on all of 'em Chewy!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 21, 2005, 10:45 AM
Cool!  I also like Freelo the best.  Good use of the Clone Pilot body, buy a few more and get 'em off of the pegs!  :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2005, 01:15 PM
These definitely were not the most complex customs (most of mine aren't) but I did enjoy them.

Freelo is my favorite too.  I got the idea a while back when playing Galaxies (which I on;y played for about a week).  There was another member who was using a Mon Calamari, and his name was Freelo.  I thought it would be a cool character for a photonovel.  His chest piece is simply a pair of POTJ Sandtrooper binoculars.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 21, 2005, 01:37 PM
His chest piece is simply a pair of POTJ Sandtrooper binoculars.

Cool!  I didn't even notice that!  Very clever 8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2005, 03:57 PM
I went home early from work today.  Very sick.  Don't know exactly what's wrong with me.  I can't sleep though, so I decided to work a bit more on some photonovel pics.  Here's another Sneak Preview -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Famine on June 21, 2005, 05:07 PM
Very reminicent of the Arena scene!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 21, 2005, 10:53 PM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/Dooku.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/Ezatam/Dooku2.jpg)


AWESOME!!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2005, 11:34 PM
Cool - you found the inspiration behind this scene!  It won't exactly cover the same storyline as in the comic book, but there is definitely some correlation there.  For example, I'm not using Quinlin Vos (at least not yet - haven't decided if I will or not later on down the road) - but I am using the Ishi Tib rally scene to show the popularity of Dooku. 

Ok, this will be the LAST preview before the next photonovel comes out -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 21, 2005, 11:53 PM
Man, that pic is looking good!  That's some really good foliage and tree branches, it looks great!
Are you going to put a background in the blue area or leave it.  It looks fine as it is now, but I think it would be cool if you photoshopped a dark forest in the background or something like that.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Ryan on June 22, 2005, 12:04 AM
Very Nice CHEWIE! I like the 3 new customs a lot. Freelo is my favorite as well. I love the Dooku preview shot I'm really excited for the next chapter. :) And that night time pic with Pablo and Stass is gorgeous! The trees and grass look amazing I can't wait to see more of that planet!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 22, 2005, 10:37 AM
Thanks guys.  That shot was actually just a quick one yesterday because I wanted to get away from the frustration of the Rhen Var shots for a while.  I don't know if I'll add in a background or not.  If it's not too hard, I will.  But I don't have photoshop, and my program is very difficult to use in adding in backgrounds like that.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 22, 2005, 10:44 AM
I thought you had photoshop.  How do you make the lightsaber / blaster effects and stuff?  They look great so I assumed you were using photoshop.  :P
Like I said, the picture looks great as it is, but it would be cool to have a background there as well.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 22, 2005, 12:03 PM
I do have a program, called Picture It.  It works ok - but cutting out areas is very, very difficult to do, and really is a pure pain in the arse!    :-\

SLC - Glad you like Freelo.  I think he's my favorite I've made in quite some time.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.07.05
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2005, 01:17 PM
Here's one more, a Sith Apprentice.  Usually I don't like using pre-posed figures, but I thought this one turned out alright -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/SithApprentice01.jpg)

 :P

As the proud new owner of this Badass Sith, I have to say the picture doesn't do his drybrushing justice! It's fantastic! It has more articulation that I expected even!

I went ahead and gave him a second saber. A shortbladed saber, ala Sora Bulq. I figure maybe Sora trained this guy?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 22, 2005, 02:53 PM
Cool - I'm glad you got the figure Famine, and glad that you like it.   :)

Yeah, I was thinking he could possibly be some sort of ex-Jedi in the Clone Wars that Dooku and Sora Bulq have turned to the Dark Side.   ;)

If you can, show a pic of him with both sabers.   8)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 24, 2005, 01:07 AM
Ok, things are going a lot slower on the photonovel front than I anticipated... but still moving along.

Also, I lied... here's one more preview.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Diddly on June 24, 2005, 01:28 AM
TARKIN AND MACE AND RYKROF IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!

*faints*
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 24, 2005, 02:44 AM
Those are all awesome . I have to say my favorite is that Shaak Ti you did . Very cool  :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 24, 2005, 11:46 AM
Thanks Cuda.  Do you mean the Aayla Secura?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 24, 2005, 11:58 AM
Cool, that's a nice desk/war table thing in the middle.  I like the Aayla in robes, what did you use to make her?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 24, 2005, 12:04 PM
Yeah, it's supposed to be a war table.  Remember that awesome Gun Tower that Owen D made?  I am the proud owner of it, and used the base of it and added on a table for a temporary war table.

The Aayla I made a long time ago, she is from the SAGA Aalya mized with parts from Depa Bilaba.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 24, 2005, 12:08 PM
Very nice CHEWIE.  That Owen D is pretty good, his displays plus your customs = awesomeness ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 24, 2005, 01:37 PM
Thanks Cuda.  Do you mean the Aayla Secura?

 :P

I think he meant Ora Telle (http://www.thecustomalliance.com/photo.asp?image=cook/Ora-Telle.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 25, 2005, 02:42 AM
Yeah, perhaps Ora Telle is what he meant.

Guess what I've been working on tonight?  Yep, the next photonovel... whew!  This is tiresome work.  I've never put nearly this amount of effort into one of these.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Diddly on June 25, 2005, 02:59 AM
Darn CHEWIE, you changed the photo, almostmaking my earlier post seem odd. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 25, 2005, 03:45 AM
Whoops, sorry about that.  I had a technical difficulty with that photo.  Sorry!  Here's another.  Damn this is so much work on this one.  I promise, 100%, this is the last preview for a while.  I've just felt like showing stuff lately.  But these pics in now way give much away in the story(ies).

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 25, 2005, 04:57 AM
Thanks Cuda.  Do you mean the Aayla Secura?

 :P


isnt that a Shaak Ti head ? Or is there another person in sw thats like her but a diff name ? either way It looks awesome .
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 25, 2005, 05:25 AM
Oh come on man...I gave you an out. 8) ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 6.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 25, 2005, 12:34 PM
Thanks Cuda.  Do you mean the Aayla Secura?

 :P


isnt that a Shaak Ti head ? Or is there another person in sw thats like her but a diff name ? either way It looks awesome .

Thanks CuDa.  Yeah, it's a SAGA Shaak Ti head from a character in the Rykrof Enloe photonovel series called Ora Tella (like Jediknight said).  She is a Republic Peace Officer.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 25, 2005, 07:06 PM
OOOOOO OK lol

  Sorry Jedi knight I didnt even see your reply lol . Well in any case shes cool looking.

 ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 6.21.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 26, 2005, 03:21 AM
Cool - I'm glad you got the figure Famine, and glad that you like it.   :)

Yeah, I was thinking he could possibly be some sort of ex-Jedi in the Clone Wars that Dooku and Sora Bulq have turned to the Dark Side.   ;)

If you can, show a pic of him with both sabers.   8)

 :P



You sell customs on ebay?????


Link me! :D ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 26, 2005, 03:48 AM
Well, I've only sold one on ebay so far... a couple weeks ago I put a bunch of "extras" of non-customs on there because I need some money for a vacation with my wife.  I put on just one custom to see what would happen.  If I put up more, I'll let you know, but I don't think there will be any more... they're just too hard to part with!   ;)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 26, 2005, 03:53 AM
That is true...I have a hard time watching people touch mine....

And they're not even that good! :D ;) :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 26, 2005, 07:52 PM
SIEGE ON RHEN VAR IS NOW COMPLETE AND UP IN THE PHOTONOVELS SECTION!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 27, 2005, 04:50 AM
SIEGE ON RHEN VAR IS NOW COMPLETE AND UP IN THE PHOTONOVELS SECTION!   :)

 :P


where is the photonovel section ? I dont see one on here maybe i sniffed to much paint the other night ...  :-X

can you put a link up for me please ? thanks
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 27, 2005, 10:27 AM
It's right here, it's actually a "Child Board" to the customs section -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=47.0

I kind of wish it had it's own larger section like the other areas so it easier to find.  But, just having a photonovel section is a nice thing.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 28, 2005, 05:56 PM
Not much to say now of the preview stuff, Just finished reading the actually story and was quite impressed.
I gotta stay in the loop...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 6.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 1, 2005, 01:28 AM
This might be my last new update for a week or so as I'm going to be out of the country on Sunday for about 5 days.

Anyways, it's ROTS Bacara and his Mygeeto Clones.  The Bacara is just a SA Clone w/ Bacara head and gear.  The Mygeeto Clones are SAGA Snowtrooper heads, Bacara bodies w/ gear minus the shoulder pad, and POTF2 Snowtrooper legs.  I did a dumb thing and glued the legs on, and one of them is having trouble standing on his own now.  I made two of them, the ones in the background are just for effect.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 7.01.05
Post by: Ryan on July 1, 2005, 03:09 AM
OOOO! I like! :) The Mygeeto Clones look great. The look very accurate from the refrence material I've seen. I can hardly wait for #12!!!

Have fun on your trip! I am going to Hawaii in 5 days, I can hardly wait! :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 7.01.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 1, 2005, 10:39 AM
CHEWIE - I love your version of the Mygeeto Clones!  Very cool.

Did you have as much trouble as me with the Bacara to SA clone body conversion?  I had to do a neck-peg swap, sand down the backpack of the SA Clone, and glue his kama onto the body.  Is it just me?  ???
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 7.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 1, 2005, 10:52 AM
I didn't have to do anything other than just pop the heads off and switch them(well the shoulder pad/kilt too).

The shoulder pad on mine snapped on, but it was hard to get it to.  I ended up having to glue the kilt on though.

The Mygeeto Clones on the other hand were a major pain to do.  I had a lot of trouble painting them, but that might be because I haven't been feeling well lately.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 2, 2005, 02:24 PM
Ok two last quickies before I leave town for about a week -

Taal Pab -

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

Grodd -

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

I didn't have time to do any painting on these.  I might paint them/dry brush some on them later when they make their photonovel appearance.  Grodd is a member of the Badoo Corba terrorist organization...

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.02.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 2, 2005, 05:56 PM
I was about to say i love your Clones, but that Gran is very impressive. I think he is my favorite custom of yours ever. Blows everyone out of the water even.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 3, 2005, 01:06 AM
Thanks Dimetrodon, do you think I should paint the Gran?  If so, what colors would you like to see?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.02.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 3, 2005, 11:59 AM
Grodd is really cool.  I like the color scheme on him now, I think you should just dry brush him a bit but keep the original color scheme.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 7, 2005, 11:34 PM
Thanks guys.  I'll probably dry brush Grod a bit.

Looks like my hosting service is down right now... dirty punks

It's good to be back, maybe I can make a couple customs this weekend and back into the swing of things.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 9, 2005, 12:51 AM
Hey here's one that I did tonight while watching the Cardinals game.  I ran to the hobby shop, bought some misc. flower stuff and some wood, and came up with this.  It's supposed to be Felucia.  I didn't reference the movie for it, and I know it's not film accurate, but it works for a filler diorama piece on one of my shelves.  Eventually I'll get around to customizing some Felucia clones; I just haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 9, 2005, 04:27 AM
Movie accurate ot not, this turned out really well. It's a really great display piece, makes me wish I had a house instead of a condo, so I had room to build some dioramas.

I love the big blue flower...that's my favorite part. If I was going to make any suggestions, it'd be to have some mushrooms scattered about, about calf-level. That would be an easy enough addition that would bring this baby home.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 9, 2005, 06:02 AM
Justin...It is not Saturday. I haven't even gone to sleep yet.


Nice work. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Commander CuDa on July 9, 2005, 06:59 AM
WoW ! Thats really cool dude. Shes dead meat lol. But killer work. What do you use for the walls and flooring ? I was almost thinking about maiking somthing similar to that for the Slave C and the setup you have there is really movie like. And thats what I wanna build somthing "movie like". Keep it up your work is always cool to see. ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 9, 2005, 05:14 PM
Wow.  I was just thinking about this the other day.  I wanted to make a handful of small dioramas like this:

The one you just did with Aayla getting hosed
Ki Adi getting hosed by Bacara and some Mygeeto clones
Utapau with Cody clones including the one jumping on the crab droid
Zett Jukassa cutting down blue clones
Red Coruscant clones retrieving Anakin

That is just about the size I was going to make as well.

Nice job as usual.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 10, 2005, 01:42 AM
The death of Aayla diorama, pretty cool.
Now you have to make an alternate scorch mark Aayla for it.
haha  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 10, 2005, 01:37 PM
Thanks guys.  I think with my conserved amount of space now, I am going to be making many more of these mini-scenes.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 10, 2005, 04:11 PM
How do you display your figures and works anyway? I'm not sure I can recall any collection pictures or that sort of thing. Just curious, because You have a lot of really cool pieces, some of them quite big.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 7.09.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 10, 2005, 05:05 PM
Everything is on heavy duty shelving units like you see at Lowes or Home Depot... I'll try and get some pics up soon!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2005, 02:46 PM
Here's a few more that I did last night and this morning.  Last day of vacation, so I won't have as much time to make more for a bit, especially as I am planning on starting up the next photonovel soon.

Kitonak Dancer

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

Groon

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

Ortolan Slob

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

Aqualish Peasant

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

Dark Trooper

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 11, 2005, 02:53 PM
Great stuff as always CHEWIE!
I really like that Felucia scene, but I agree with DD, you should add some mushrooms and some more foliage for the background/base.  Still, it looks great!
I like your latest customs as well (obviously!  ;))
What is the head on Groon?  I don't recognize it...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2005, 03:04 PM
Thanks Gregorbian.

The Felucia scene actually has about 10 mushrooms that can't be seen due to the extra foliage I added to it (they are covered up) - I'll probably add a few more soon.

The Groon head came from a Star Trek figure called Morn.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: jedipurge on July 11, 2005, 03:29 PM
Awesome stuff as always chewie, loving Felucia.  Awesome Dark Trooper.  Seeing a custom stormie again especially a non-VOTC one reminds of how out of league they are compared to all the custom clones.  so many more opportunies with clones just in articulation alone.  look at all the refernce material we have with clones so much to work with.  what do we have to work with stormies?  Blackhole troops, dark troops, what else is there really that Hasbro hasn't made?  My clone army would kick my stormie army's A$$.  and not just in size.  though I'm not a real fan of EU they don't give us many ideas to create different kinds of troops when there are so many possibilities as ROTS has shown us.  I seriously hope that in the future we get VOTC quality stormie at a cheaper price.  Something like what's coming out with the evolutions pack is a good start.     
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 11, 2005, 04:56 PM
Female kitonak... shudder..

Groon, well I guess Star Trek does pull its weight for something. hehe. I think he's real cool

Otolan Slob is just a great name, and the Aqualish is soem nice backgroud figure stuff.

The Darktrooper, now thats a cool one. Not exactly accurate but thats not the point, it looks very cool, and an interesting design. And if I had to guess, is he weilding a Chewbacca POTF2 rifle?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2005, 05:40 PM
Thanks Dimetrodon.  You hit the nail on the head on the Darktrooper, he's not meant to be accurate by EU means, but rather a CHEWIE fan-fic idea.

Jedipurge, I had contemplated using some sort of Clonetrooper body for the Darktrooper.  I just wasn't sure what to use.  I have about 100 of the CT Stormtroopers, so I figured I'd use one of them as a base body.

I guess I should have posted a recipe for each figure:


KITONAK DANCER -

Obviously from the pig musician in the Max Rebo band.  I added a skirt to him, and painted some lipstick and finger/toe nails to make "him" a "her."  I guess now he's a "he-she" and very disgusting.  But some fat aliens in the Star Wars universe like obese hogs.


GROON -

I'm not a Star Trek fan at all, but in one of Lance Quazar's chapters in his photonovel stories, I spotted this alien and asked him about it.  He told me it was actually "Morn" from the Star Trek Deep Space Nine series.  I overpaid for one on ebay, and made him into a Star Wars character using the head on an Ask Aak body w/ Dexter Jetster arms.  I actually used the Morn torso and legs a while back when making this Wookiee -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Bocraa.jpeg)


ORTOLAN SLOB

"Ortolan" is actually his species name, but I think I will just name him "Slob" for when he's in a photonovel.  Just a Max Rebo heavily repainted with dry brushing.


AQUALISH PEASANT

Ponda Baba head and arms on the Rodian from the Max Rebo band and repainted.  Easy enough.  He'll be in the Rykrof Enloe series someday.  Don't have a name yet... maybe "Alish."


DARK TROOPER

Bust-Up Stormtrooper head on the CT Stormtrooper body and a Jango Fett backpack w/ a lightsaber hilt for the rocket.  Spray painted jet black and then with a blue tint added.  Then detaild the eyes and certain areas with black paint with a brush.  Might make one more later on.  Definitely photonovel material.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 11, 2005, 06:18 PM
That's a crazy big lot of customs you've shelled out! I love the DarkTrooper, although I feel as if a POTF2 Stormie wiuld have been a better choice for the body because of the Darktrooper's sheer bulkiness.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2005, 08:07 PM
Thanks Perennial.  I had considered that, but didn't like the lack of articulation.   :(

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.11.05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 11, 2005, 10:53 PM
Thanks Perennial.  I had considered that, but didn't like the lack of articulation.   :(

 :P

 Oh, that's true. I love articulation as well, so I can relate :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 7.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 18, 2005, 11:57 PM
Here's my latest for the Group Project that Master_Phruby and Glassman are doing -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 7.19.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 19, 2005, 12:19 AM
Nice work CHEWIE! 
Is that a Meena Tillis head, Ceremony Leia body/torso, and Ackbar forearms?

Great stuff, but you should make that scarf thing that goes on the head!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 7.19.05
Post by: Sarge on July 19, 2005, 08:06 AM
Excellent work there Chewie.

On the issue of figure display, I went to the smaller diorama scenes, also. I got a pretty good deal from Big Lots on those CD towers, slapped 7 of them side by side and wa-la; instant mini diorama. Of course, with that, is the overjoyed task of doing 49 mini-dios  :o (when I am not cussing on the Falcon project for the photonovel). I am such an OCD Narcissist.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 7.19.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 19, 2005, 09:38 AM
It's Lobster Woman! You did a great job on her. I like the sculpted hands and the dress really kicks. Excellent paint job! See its not so hard. ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 7.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 19, 2005, 10:46 AM
Phruby - I guess that sculpting wasn't so hard.  I did a good job I think on her left wrist, but the right one is too bulky... another reason why I like the gown on her.

Fister - I would really like to see some pics of those CD towers you are referring to.

Gregorbian - The forearms are actually sculpted from super sculpy.  Learning as I go with that stuff.  I might try the blue scarf thing someday.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 20, 2005, 02:48 AM
Time for a quick photonovel preview!

(http://chewie34.250free.com/terror7.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 20, 2005, 10:53 AM
COOL!  Those clones got pwned   :P
You did a good job on sculpting the forearms for the Mon Calamari dancer, I can't wait to see what else you start sculpting.   ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 20, 2005, 11:31 AM
Thanks... the right forearm on her looks a bit too thick, but the other one turned out a lot better than I thought.

Sculpting is definitely something I am going to try and get better at.

And the next photonovel is going to be a pain to do, but I think it will be worth it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 20, 2005, 10:52 PM
Did those clones hit a roadside bomb CHEWIE?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 21, 2005, 02:28 AM
Something like that Dressel.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 24, 2005, 03:56 PM
You kill me with these photonovel updates, Chewie. I want to see more, more more!  ;D The explosion looks great...you're really getting quite skilled with the effects. Poor, poor clones.

I like that Wook you posted awhile back so much I am now actively seeking a MORN to emulate your fine work.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: Darth_Ennis on July 24, 2005, 04:57 PM
Hey everyone, just wanted to let everyone know that I'm now a member here too. Thanks Chewie.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: jor_supersid on July 24, 2005, 09:07 PM
chewie i really like your Aqualish Peasant its so simple yet looks great in its execution. like it could be thrown anywhere in SW
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 7.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 25, 2005, 09:49 PM
Thanks guys.  I think I am going to take a bit of a customizing break for a week or two, and relax after work each night.  Lately I've been just too busy, haven't been able to sleep, etc.  I will start getting the next photonove rolling soon though.

Today, I remembered that I needed to get my Sith Lord up and going for the Monthly Customizing Challenge.  I'll comment more in that thread, but here he is, Darth Tirus.

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Famine on July 25, 2005, 10:48 PM
That is too ******* cool for words beyond this to describe. If you decide to part with it, put me first on your list of contacts. :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 25, 2005, 11:36 PM
Holy crap!  This is one of the best customs I have ever seen!  The CHEWIE-styel drybrushing is out in full force on this guy!  He looks incredible!  :o
I love the eyes!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 26, 2005, 12:08 AM
Thanks guys.  Seeing you guys give me the kind words always means a lot.  This one was pretty easy actually, the sculpts were so good all I had to do was mix a few parts, and do some painting.

Famine, I don't know if I'll part with this guy.  I think I am a little partial to him.  If I do, I'll let you know.

Gregorbian, I don't think this even comes close to most of your stuff, especially like that SA Scout Trooper you made.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Famine on July 26, 2005, 10:22 PM
CHEWIE, you know your famous when I talk to people on AIM about your new Sith, and they IMMEDIATLEY know it by name.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 27, 2005, 09:36 AM
Do they talk about me?  :D

Maybe I don't want to know. :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Famine on July 27, 2005, 01:00 PM
Do they talk about me?  :D

Maybe I don't want to know. :-\

Yeah, and they showed me those pictures from Miami! :o

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 28, 2005, 05:19 AM
I love it, Just some more evil Sith badness for the Jedi to fight with. Please tell me he's going to be in a story one day.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Ryan on July 28, 2005, 07:27 AM
Woah! I wish I had time to do this month, I was out of town for 2 week then I have been in the hospital for the past few days. >:(

It really doesn't matter though, cause nothing I made would have come close to that, he is infuckincredible. :) Those AoD figures make for some fantastic fodder, he looks so Satanic. His name is perfect too it sounds so evil. He makes Darth Sion look like a Care Bear.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 28, 2005, 10:13 AM
Dimetrodon - yep he'll be in a story for sure. 

SLC - I hope you're ok man... hospital?  Hopefully nothing serious.  Take care buddy.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Ryan on July 28, 2005, 08:28 PM
Dimetrodon - yep he'll be in a story for sure. 

SLC - I hope you're ok man... hospital?  Hopefully nothing serious.  Take care buddy.

 :P

Have you ever heard of Mastoiditis? I was in some of the worst pain I had ever been in this weekend. It sucked, but I'm better now. How's the insomnia going?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 28, 2005, 11:33 PM
Is that some kind ear infection?  Ouch... I think a friend had that back in college and it was pure misery for him.

My insomnia is still giving me problems... I must set up an appointment to see a specialist soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Famine on July 28, 2005, 11:44 PM
Use your new found hours of nothingness to take pictures for your new story. :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 28, 2005, 11:51 PM
I've thought about it, but doing the photonovels makes me even more awake (I get too excited and pumped up about them), so I try not to work on them at night.   ;)

Well, off to bed.  Rest my weary head.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 7.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 28, 2005, 11:54 PM
I've thought about it, but doing the photonovels makes me even more awake (I get too excited and pumped up about them), so I try not to work on them at night.   ;)

Well, off to bed.  Rest my weary head.

 :P

I know what you mean.  Sometimes, when I'm laying in bed trying to go to sleep, I get an idea for a custom and I can't relax until I think it through entirely (parts needed, what I have, what I have access to, etc etc). 
Hope you sleep well man!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 02:01 PM
Sleeping is still a major issue for this crazy Wookiee... anyways, I made a few more customs -

Nemoidian Hag - This one is the result of not being able to sleep last night.  I didn't put too much effort into her because I was physically exhausted and she's just a background diorama filler anyways.  Here she is -

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

Bail Organa - I guess I'm one of the few that like the new Captain Antilles figure.  I don't like the height of the Bail that they made, so I did a simple head swap with my extra Antilles.

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

AT-AT Drivers - I figure in the Clone Wars era and right after the Clone Wars, they might have looked something like this -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/CW-AT-ATDrivers.jpg)

Trofarr the Terrible - Remember the Badoo Corba from the photonovels in the Rykrof Enloe series?  This guy will be in the series soon as a leading member of that organization -

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 31, 2005, 02:36 PM
God, it's killing me I haven't had any time to post any of my new stuff...I should be back on track after this week, though. And I can always spare some time to comment on Chewie's cool stuff, so here goes:

Neimoidan hag:  I think this skank propositioned me outside the Colton Wal-Mart a week and a half ago. Anyway, simple but effective...but definitely a two-coyote date double bagger. Is there an EU source for female Neimoidan's having hair, or was that a creative choice of your own, Chewie?

Bail: A simple head swap, but I kind of like it. I was actually thinking of doing this the other way, with an Antilles head on Bail's more poseable body. Are you going to fix Hasbro's scarring error on Antilles?

AT-TE Drivers:  Now we're talking! These look awesome, and totally fit within what I think the drivers of said vehicles would look like. Nice transition between trilogies.

Trofarr the Terrible: Mesa lika dis! (Sorry...couldn't resist!) This is my favorite. Your creations are best when you go wild, in my opinion, and this is an example of that. The armor is cool, it matches up pretty well, and the paintjob is excellent as always. I'd add a blaster holster though, to make him a little more "battle-ready." Always good to see a Badoo Corba...this guy looks like he'd betray Fuuda in a heartbeat to take control.

Another batch of coolness, Chewie! Congrats!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 05:49 PM
Thanks DD.  I'll reply to your comments -

Nemoidian Hag - Just a fan-fic idea, they might have hair or might not; just my own random idea.  I think I need to paint this figure.

Bail/Antilles - What scarring problem?  I know he does have some scratches in the movie on his face, but maybe these don't resemble the scratches very well?

AT-AT Drivers - Thanks, I had a couple extra Bacara heads and thought they would look cool on the Clone pilot body.

Trofarr - Kind of an easy custom, I used one of the AoD knight figures for the body and added on the Ask Aak head and Plo Koon hands.  Did a little repainting and he turned out to be a kinda cool looking figure.  I might add a holster like you suggested.  And yes, I'm planning on him having an interesting relationship with Trigg Fuuda.   ;)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 31, 2005, 06:44 PM
I like the neimoidian hag, even though you say you spent the least amount of effort in it, The anonymoys background characters always interest me :P


 I like the Pilot with the baccarra head, too. Smooth transition with the pilot head and attatching the hoses, it looks as well made as Scoobacca's pilot using the Baccarra head.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2005, 09:39 PM
Neimoidan hag: You know if you painted her black and added some thread for hair, she could be an interested sith witch.

AT-TE Drivers: I can so see the empire using these guys as ATAT drivers. I wonder what they would look like painted black like tie pilots?

Trofarr the Terrible: You know, I've been trying to figure out a use for my casted Ree Yees head for along time. I'm going to have to do something simular. What body is that? It look like some knights-type armor?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 09:45 PM
Thanks Perennial.  I like the hag too.  Kinda a silly figure.  I've seen Scoobaca's work.  He seems to do a lot of customs of Imperial type parts swaps and put them on ebay.

Phruby -

That's a good idea about the Nemoidian hag figure!  Hmmm... a Sith Nemoidian?  Or a green ugly Sith woman maybe.

I had thought about painting those Clone pilots... I'm awful and painting on those SA joints though, so if I can find some of the black Clone pilots I'll probably make something like you are talking about.

The Gran figure body came from this figure on the left -

(http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1854_30232951)

Also, slowly... very slowly working on the next photonovel.  Here's a preview.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Terror1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2005, 10:57 PM
So your sith lord came from the one on the right?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 11:02 PM
(http://amobhitman.com/files/details/t_692.jpg)

Here's a decent pic - the latest Sith Lord came from figure on the bottom right.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2005, 11:07 PM
Did you find these on clearance, Clarance?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 11:11 PM
The last set I bought was, it was about $6.00.  But the first few I bought were $15.00 each.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2005, 11:20 PM
Some of those skelatons would be good for crispy beru and owen.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 31, 2005, 11:57 PM
Some of those skelatons would be good for crispy beru and owen.

 Quick and easy Imperial Fried Lars customs. Nice idea!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 1, 2005, 12:05 AM
CHEWIE - excellent update!  I really love those AT-AT Drivers!  Great use of that clone pilot figure, I might actually have to buy a few extras now that I know what can be done with them.  The Bacara head looks perfect.

I'm also digging that Trofarr the Terrible.  I was wondering what I could do with my extra AoD Knight figures  ;)  Did you completely repaint him? 

DD - the Antilles head is too small for the Organa body.  It fits, however it's tiny (it's a bigger pea-head problem than the current Clone Pilot). 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: sith_fire30 on August 2, 2005, 09:07 AM
Hey Chewie - The At-At drivers are very smart customs indeed! They should include a mod like this for an evolutions set! Great work!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 2, 2005, 10:44 AM
Hey Chewie - The At-At drivers are very smart customs indeed! They should include a mod like this for an evolutions set! Great work!

Thanks... that actually would make a pretty cool Evolutions set -

- AT-TE driver
- Kitbash AT-AT driver
- ESB AT-AT driver (all new sculpt)

I'd buy it!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 7.31.05
Post by: MetalJedi on August 2, 2005, 11:51 AM
Diggin those AT-AT Drivers there Chewie. Also gotta love the Army of Darkness figures for custom fodder.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 3, 2005, 01:34 AM
Well, I finally got a hold of some epoxy putty to do some sculpting.  To practice, I decided to try and make a Quinlin Vos.  People always email or PM me telling me they think I should make more Jedi, so here's a start for me.

First of all, I have no idea what I am doing with sculpting.  Owen D. made a great Quinlin custom for a friend of mine, and I  wanted to capture the look he did.

Here is the excellent one that Owen made -

(http://www.owenscustoms.com/quinlan3.JPG)

I really couldn't get things figured out, so I used some Tarfful braids and the epoxy... the result was a mop head that looks like Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons -

(http://www.comic-mint.com/media/client/sideshow-bob-d0098_sml.JPG)

And here's mine.  I'm not very proud of it.  I'll probably try and make a better one later on, but it might be a while as I'm pretty frustrated with my sculpting abilities -

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

I'll probably make the area around his eyes darker... any other suggestions?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Ryan on August 3, 2005, 01:46 AM
The dreads may be a little think but it is nothing to be ashamed of, it still looks pretty darn good. I like the head on your's better than owens, it seems to be a better match. I would have use a differt body, I don't like those boots but, that's just me.

And as for the last 4, sorry I didn't comment on them sooner:

Niemodian Hag- I like it I think it could use more drybrushing on the clothing though, it almost looks like you skipped it.

AT-AT Driver- Awesome! It is a fairly simple head swap but it looks like a natural transition form PT to OT. I'd buy this at retail.

Gran Terrorist Trofarr- Another great figure made with those AoD figures, I like this guy alot and it'll be cool to see him as part of the Badoo Corda.

Bail Organa- I don't have Antillies yet but from what I've seen I like him, I wish he had more articulation, but the sculpt is great and he really does nothing but walk upright through the hall anyways. It is a nice headswap.

Keep it up as always. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 3, 2005, 06:52 AM
Not a bad job at all CHEWIE.  I definitely like the paint job (obviously) and the braids turned out fine.  I agree with SLC, the body is a little off (I pictured Vos to be bigger, not sure what body would match though) and the dreads at the top of the head are a bit thick.  Still, I think he turned out really well, especially considering you hadn't done much sculpting with epoxy putty before.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: MetalJedi on August 3, 2005, 07:01 AM
What head did you use? As for the hair it is a bit thick. But that can be fixed. Im not the worlds greatest sculpter either. I like it. 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 3, 2005, 08:33 AM
It looks great. I've rarely seen the hair done just like Quin's, but your version is better than most.

The only problem, for lack of a better word, I see is his arms. You see, Quin never had loose sleeves, they were always held down by what looked like bandages. Check out my post in the Reference thread for more info. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 3, 2005, 10:07 AM
Thanks for all of the kind words.  I was afraid to post this one, it just sucks in my opinion.  I am going to probably start all over from scratch on a different version in a month or so.  I used the Secret Ceremony Anakin because I couldn't find anything the looked better in my fodder boxes.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: DanOfTheDead on August 3, 2005, 01:57 PM
Chewie,

Sculpting is frustrating for me, I find it very hard to do it entirely from scratch. If I could make a suggestion though, it would be to try and find a head with a similar hair line around the face that you could blend you rsculpt into. The thich dreadlocks on yours are a step in the right direction, but the hair on the top of the head really sort of just sits there... maybe there's a head (or seperate hair piece like on Agen Kolar, or whoever the long haired Jedi from ROTS is) that you could sclupt on top of...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 3, 2005, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the suggestion... actually Agen Kolar's mullet is on there.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: jedipurge on August 3, 2005, 03:31 PM
love the at-at driver.  he is my favorite imperial figure, and first intruduction to the star wars universe.  you definately capture the transitional figure from PT to OT in this custom.  my only thing to add to him would be to put the straps from a Dutch Vander around his legs.  it's a very good try at quin, better than i can do which is why i haven't made a try at him.  i would suggest maybe a Kit body with the hands of Saga Tusken to simulate the bandage wrapping that jedikinght is talking about.  the head is a good choice and love the stuble.  something i've thought of, but keep in mind have not tried, you know those playdoo "tools" where you can squish the playdoo into different long shapes or spagetti.  maybe that would be a good way to create the dred's that quin has.  just a suggestion.  i think i've gone on long enough but just one more thing where do you find those AoD figures at?  they make into awesome figures.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 3, 2005, 03:55 PM
Metal Jedi - Sorry I missed your question - it's a head from a 21st Century Xtreme Detail figure.

Jedipurge - That's a great idea on the spagetti making play dough stuff for hair!  And thanks for the other suggestions too.  I'll probably use some Tusken hands on a second attempt.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: coeli on August 3, 2005, 04:33 PM
Metal Jedi - Sorry I missed your question - it's a head from a 21st Century Xtreme Detail figure.

Jedipurge - That's a great idea on the spagetti making play dough stuff for hair!  And thanks for the other suggestions too.  I'll probably use some Tusken hands on a second attempt.

 :P
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/baumhardt/rb-vos.jpg)
thats good for a first attempt Jus! Heck, mine is no better than yours and this was my second attempt!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 3, 2005, 04:57 PM
The figure is much better than you are saying Chewie. I easily recognize this as Vos and not some miscellanous jedi. I wonder what would happen if you took Kit Fisto's tenticles, cut then in half and added them to the Vos? Then add really thinnly rolled sculpty to fill in the remaining areas? I wouldn't add anything to the top of the head but rather the sides blending in the sculpty. I would then use a pointy tool to add texture to the sculpty locks. But then again, I'm known for doing things the hard way.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 3, 2005, 05:31 PM
Coeli, I remember seeing your Vos.  It looks great.  I like the head you used a lot on that figure.  You made that Qui Gon figure look a lot better than it really is!

Phruby, that's a good idea with the tentacles from Kit Fisto.  The one I made does have some of Tarrful's braids in there.  Thanks for another tip.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Famine on August 4, 2005, 12:02 AM
Thanks for all of the kind words.  I was afraid to post this one, it just sucks in my opinion.  I am going to probably start all over from scratch on a different version in a month or so.  I used the Secret Ceremony Anakin because I couldn't find anything the looked better in my fodder boxes.

 :P



Send Quinlan to ME! ;D

I love it. I'm a big Quin Vos mark.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 4, 2005, 12:39 AM
Kevo, if somewhere down the road I decide to part with this custom, I'll be sure to let you know.  I think I might work some more on making the hair look a bit thinner on top.  It looks like he has a giant tarantula growing out of his skull.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: Famine on August 4, 2005, 11:34 AM
Kevo, if somewhere down the road I decide to part with this custom, I'll be sure to let you know.  I think I might work some more on making the hair look a bit thinner on top.  It looks like he has a giant tarantula growing out of his skull.

 :P

I had a giant Tarantula grow from my skull once. Not fun. :(

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.3.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 4, 2005, 11:35 AM
Got any pics?  I'd like to see that.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 4, 2005, 11:24 PM
Ok, here's another preview.  Probably the last one for a while.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 4, 2005, 11:32 PM
WOW!  Looking good man!
I know it's finished, but I think for future pics, you might want to take a couple of different poses of the battle droids and AT-RT Walkers.  Still, it looks awesome as is!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: Famine on August 4, 2005, 11:37 PM
I agree. Maybe some kneeling or prone battle droids. The walker doesn't have much of a range of motion, though. :D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: Ryan on August 5, 2005, 02:16 AM
Suuweet!! :)

I'm really looking forward to #12. I like the Multi-pose idea it wil add some depth to the shot and make it even more intersting to look at. Would that happen to be Naboo? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 5, 2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the ideas and suggestions guys.  This picture took over 2 hours to make.   :-\

Yep, that's a Naboo background.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Frisday 8.5.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 5, 2005, 11:32 AM
Great Preview Chewie, those AT-RTs really seem to be kicking some droid tail :P This "Frisday" custom update was awesome :P ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.5.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 5, 2005, 04:57 PM
Yep, it's Frisday!   :)

I fixed that spelling mishap.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.5.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 12:29 AM
Well, I have finished the script for #12.  It's a pretty plot-driven story; more conversations than battles.  But it's a very important story in the Rykrof Enloe series and will be a turning point in the series. 

When writing these, sometimes I have to take a break and work on a pic or two, and then go back to the script.

I have done 9 pics for it so far, each one has taken anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.  I want to show one more preview pic, but I don't want to ruin anything... maybe one last preview?  What do you guys think?  Want one more? 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.5.05
Post by: Ryan on August 6, 2005, 12:33 AM
Well, I have finished the script for #12.  It's a pretty plot-driven story; more conversations than battles.  But it's a very important story in the Rykrof Enloe series and will be a turning point in the series. 

When writing these, sometimes I have to take a break and work on a pic or two, and then go back to the script.

I have done 9 pics for it so far, each one has taken anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.  I want to show one more preview pic, but I don't want to ruin anything... maybe one last preview?  What do you guys think?  Want one more? 

 :P

Hit me. :) :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.5.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 12:47 AM
Ok, you twisted my arm!

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Ryan on August 6, 2005, 01:04 AM
Very cool! :) Owen's fort really comes in handy. What is the blue glow behind them?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 01:16 AM
Thanks.  Yep, that fort is probably going to come in very handy for the photonovels (thanks again Owen).

The blue glow is just a cheezy special effect of laser blast damage/explosions.

I think my insomnia is going to result in a few more hours of work tonight on this. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 6, 2005, 05:45 AM
DAMN!

I've been gone too long! That Quinlan is just pure amazement! One of my favorite characters in the comics, and now just by default My favorite custom of yours up to date. When I first saw it I was like "Oooooo Cooool" (puts lots of excitment in that when you read it  :P)
Just altogether superb and the absolute greatest!
Theres only one thign that could make it better. A Vilmarh "Villie" Grahrk, afterall Quinlan is his lucky Jedi.  ;)

And those preview shots look great, especially the Clone Trooper one. It almost looks completely rendered. Probably the way the camera caught it I guess, but very nice. Can't wait to read it all.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 12:10 PM
Thanks Dimetrodon.  That Clone pic is actually 100% rendered from existing pics I had.

The Quinlin figure is starting to grow on me, but I still have an issue with the hair.  I'll be working on it in the coming week, but right now I'm focusing on #12 - TERROR REBORN.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 07:05 PM
Today I managed to get 6 more pictures done for the upcoming photonovel - Rykrof Enloe Series #12 - Terror Reborn.  About 25 or so more to go.  And then editing, etc, etc, etc.

Kevin's hounded me a few times about showing some pics of my collection; so here's a couple for starters -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection002.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection001.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Ryan on August 6, 2005, 07:23 PM
Wow. Very cool looking collection. :) Kevin showed me a smeall shot of it once and I really liked it. I'd love to see more! Your Imperial Army could whoop my armies ass. Did you get those clones from aeseven7? They look really good in there. And of course so does all of Owen's stuff. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 6, 2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks SLC.  That's less than half of my Imperial Stormtrooper army, but and I have another 30 or so ROTS Clones.

There's definitely a lot of items courtesy of Owen D (you guys really should have him make some stuff for you) -

- fortress
- conference table
- command console
- gun tower

And those Clones aren't from aeseven, guess what... Owen made them for me.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Ryan on August 6, 2005, 08:01 PM

And those Clones aren't from aeseven, guess what... Owen made them for me.   ;)

 :P

I should have known. :P

I'd like to try and do the stuff he does on my own, but I know it won't turn out near as good as his, so I may ask for his help down the road. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 6, 2005, 09:37 PM
Wow, nice collection CHEWIE, I want to see it all!!!
Those buildings that Owen made for you look great with figures in 'em, I can't wait to see what you do with it!
Those Faie's are well done too, although I'm sure you could have made them yourself!  (no slight to Owen intended at all)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Darth_Ennis on August 7, 2005, 03:23 PM
W :oW Chewie I love that setup. You have a very impressive collection. That Imp base is just excellent. One of these days I'm gonna get around to doing my diorama. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 7, 2005, 05:37 PM
I might try my hand at a Faie, but it would be more of a fan fic design because I'd like to avoid making any sculpting adjustments to the armor.  I just don't have what it takes to do that like Owen and aeseven do.

I thought I'd post something different today... a photonovel pre-propduction blooper!

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Ryan on August 7, 2005, 05:52 PM
Ahhhhh!  Yoda upskirt! Gross! :-X :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 7, 2005, 05:53 PM
Nice one chewie :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 7, 2005, 06:01 PM
looks like someone's had a bit too much jawa juice.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 7, 2005, 06:11 PM
looks like someone's had a bit too much jawa juice.

ROFL
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 8.6.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 7, 2005, 07:13 PM
Haha, nice  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 01:06 AM
Man, for not being a photonovel with as much action, this one is still a ton of work!   :o

One more preview... I figure there's so many pics in it anyway, another shot or two won't give much of anything away.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Ryan on August 8, 2005, 01:21 AM
Woah, He looks downright evil. :o Did you insert a picture over the face or did you customize him like that?
Very nice shot, I like it a lot! :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 8, 2005, 01:27 AM
wow, I agree with SLC, that is a badass sith!  It's creepy as hell, great stuff CHEWIE!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 8, 2005, 09:49 AM
Your making some pretty creepy guys lately. I love it!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 10:50 AM
It's good old Mr. Palpatine preparing to unleash hell.

Basically, I used the following for this shot -

- SAGA Emperor body
- ROTS Emperor hood and cloak
- digital insert/distortion of a Palpatine figure's face

I am so close to being done with the pics of this latest story.  I might be finished with the actual pics and editing tonight, and be able put together the finishing touches tomorrow.  Meaning that, hopefully Wednesday will be the grand opening for #12 - Terror Reborn.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 8, 2005, 11:34 AM
Nice One CHEWIE! That is one evil looking sith! Great Job ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 8, 2005, 02:01 PM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/eyes.jpg)
 :P

 "This is what a Deathstick addiction can do to you... Please, don't take drugs."
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 8, 2005, 04:59 PM
A true embodiment of Evil. What sith goes on in the story?  :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 07:58 PM
I hope that looks enough like Palpatine.  It's not some different Sith, it's Darth Sidious himself.  Maybe I need to do some more work on the photo?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Ryan on August 8, 2005, 09:14 PM
I hope that looks enough like Palpatine.  It's not some different Sith, it's Darth Sidious himself.  Maybe I need to do some more work on the photo?

 :P

I recognized him. It kinda looks like the OT ESB Palpy. I think it is fine as is.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 10:43 PM
Thanks SLC.  I actually reworked it some before I saw your comment.  I'll repost it before going to bed.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 9, 2005, 01:15 AM
Ok, new version of it.  Let me know what you think.

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

I'm so impatient with this one.  Several pics I want to show, but they need to wait for the actual photonovel.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Ryan on August 9, 2005, 02:19 AM
It still looks good, but I think I like the first version better, I think his eyes look kinda weird in the second one, I can't put my finger on why though...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 9, 2005, 10:38 AM
Yeah, having a technical problem with the eyes.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2005, 10:51 AM
Yeah, I prefer the first one. Sidious looks too pixelated in the second one, IMO, especially the face.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 9, 2005, 12:36 PM
I also prefer the first one ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 9, 2005, 06:32 PM
Well, I don't like the picture quality on the first one (not that the second one's quality is very good either)... my damn camera!  I guess I'll have to make a 3rd version of this pic then.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 10, 2005, 02:05 AM
Hot Dog!  I have complete with all the pics, and finished my first "cut" of the story tonight.  I am dead tired, so tomorrow night should be the night I get to go throuhg a final last spot check edit, make a small tweak here or there, and then post the new story.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 10, 2005, 06:47 PM
Awesome!!!! We get #12 tomorrow or the 12th! (that would be convient too because it would be the 12th of the month and the 12th story of the series
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 10, 2005, 07:48 PM
Hmmm... I can push back until the 12th if needed.  But I might have it tonight.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 10, 2005, 09:21 PM
sooner the better ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.8.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 10, 2005, 10:35 PM
Head on over to the photonovel section, I just posted #12 - Terror Reborn.  Here is the intro to it...

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

...now get over there and read this story.   ;)

Another photonovel down the drain.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.10.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 11, 2005, 12:50 AM
Awesome CHEWIE, I'm still waiting for #4 though  :'(  Was TheCustomAlliance.com able to get it up?  I really want to check out your newest photonovel but I'm so far behind!  :(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 11, 2005, 12:53 AM
The custom alliance has really let me down lately.  If you want, I can do what I did for Angry Ewok who might be able to eventually host them all here.  I sent him a CD with all of them on it.  Let's PM and discuss if you want.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.10.05
Post by: Ryan on August 11, 2005, 03:46 AM
It really is too bad about your hosting problem. :-\ Curto is in way over his head being Admin at the Custom Alliance, FFURG, and that other place. He really should swallow his pride and take some help.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 16, 2005, 12:07 AM
Yep, I have no idea why he won't accept help... seems like anytime someone asks him, he ignores the question... I don't see why it is so hard to answer a simple question.

Anyways, sorry it's been so long since my last update.  The Terror Reborn Photonovel took up a lot of my time, and I've been stressed out like quite a few of you know, and I've had a lot going on otherwise with work and personal stuff.

I have a commission job I'm doing right now for another collector, and I usually don't do commissions.  But I was offered a LOT of loose figures to make these, so I just couldn't pass it up.  Here are some WIP Mygeeto Clones -

Group shot -

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

"Fight!  Fight!" -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/snowc2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 16, 2005, 06:07 AM
Looking good. that first photo looks like they are dancing almost.

I can't wait to see the final products, and whoever gets them is one lucky collector  ;)

Also can you tell me what parts are being used? I actually have an extra carded saga snow dude, and would like to try this out. looks like a fun custom.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 16, 2005, 10:28 AM
Sure, parts being used are the following for each figure -

- ROTS Bacara body, arms and skirt
- SAGA Snowtrooper head
- POTF2 Snowtrooper legs

As you can see, I've pieced most of the parts together and painted the legs on them (I also had to drill a lot into the Snowtrooper's bottom part of the head to get it to fit over the Bacara ball joint neck knob).

Now, the only real problem is that I am glueing the legs in place.  I rarely do that on a figure, but with the action feature, Bacara's hips just don't want to have regular leg pegs.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2005, 05:37 PM
Nice Mygeeto Clones.  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 16, 2005, 06:35 PM
Hmm, do you have a reference pic to share too?

This is going to be my first custom in a very very long time, of this scale that is..
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 16, 2005, 08:13 PM
I can't wait to see what you come up with Dimetrodon - here's the reference pic I based it off of.  I realize my version isn't 100% accurate though.

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/commanderbacara/img/movie_bg.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 17, 2005, 12:23 AM
And here they are completed. I need to take a few pics of them "in action" before they get shipped to their new owner. Each one took several hours of work, so I don't see myself wanting to start doing many more of these guys or any other commissions for a while.  They're damn stressful.   :-\

They look kind of dark in the picture, but I think it's mostly the lighting. They are a dark maroon, but not as dark as they look here.

Also, in all accuracy they may need a little black line connecting the two eye holes, but I don't know for sure.  I kind of like them this way.

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 17, 2005, 10:07 AM
Nice Chewie! They all look awesome, but i just never really liked Bacara's arms, o well great customs!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2005, 10:16 AM

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


It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A!

Can you take a close up picture of one of them?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 17, 2005, 10:52 AM
I can take more closeups.  And it was just brought to my attention that the paint scheme is missing some maroon in certain areas.  So, I get to go back and redo the paint on all four of them.   :-\

I'll repost again after I get them painted more correctly.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 17, 2005, 11:08 AM
Looking good CHEWIE  8)

Did you make the backpacks for them?  I used the Saga Snowtrooper backpack on mine, but I don't think that's accurate (I think it looks more like a smaller version of the Saga Endor Soldier backpack). 

Anyway, I have to agree with Dimetrodon, an "Official CHEWIE" custom would be a great addition to anybody's collection!  Great stuff, I can't wait to see the final pics.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Famine on August 17, 2005, 01:29 PM
I have one, and it's seeeeexxxxxyyyy. He's fighting the Jedi and Clones along with Count Dooku and Durge in my clone wars diorama shelf.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Glassman6 on August 17, 2005, 03:16 PM
THey do look great chewie, you should pose them making the YMCA.
I'm in the middle of making one of these, but i went with the clone pilot legs.
But i'm liking your leg choice better. I may have to swap them out!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Ryan on August 17, 2005, 05:38 PM
Nice work CHEWIE! I have been wanting to do one of these for awhile but I haven't got around to it yet. Form what I've seen the armor on the arms is the marroon color as well. I wish there was more reference for them. :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 17, 2005, 10:45 PM
Gregorbian - No, I actually didn't make backpacks for them... I guess they would have ones similar to regular Snowtroopers? 

Dressel Jr - You need to start showing more pics of your stuff again!

Glassman - I don't know if they can do the YMCA or not since they are Bacara arms... and I'm afraid to try to overpose/bend them since they aren't for me.  I thought about using Clone legs too, but had already committed to using the POTF2 Snowtrooper legs.  Problem is, the Bacara hip holes are terrible; I probably shouldn't have used him as a base.  I only did because his kilt fits good on that body.

Sith Lord Chaos - Yeah, I need to paint more maroon.  It's off to painting I go, but probably not for a couple days.  I need to take a short break.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 17, 2005, 11:07 PM
Gregorbian - No, I actually didn't make backpacks for them... I guess they would have ones similar to regular Snowtroopers? 

Here is a reference pic:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/Ref%20Pics/snowclone_backpack.jpg)

I just used the Saga Snowtrooper backpack on mine, but it's not entirely accurate.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 18, 2005, 10:54 PM
That's a great reference pic.  I think I'll let the guy I made them for add backpacks on if he wants them though, as I'm exhausted from these repaints.  I prefer the easy dry brushing messes I usually create!

Anyways, I think they are finally done now as the one I am making them for kindly requested that I make a few changes.  They might not look that different from before, but there was quite a bit of added maroon paint to try to make them look more like the ones in the movie.  The paint kind of looks black in the pic, but it's really not.  It's a very dark shade of maroon.  I didn't want to make it much lighter because it was looking kind of pink for some reason, and I thought a little darker might make them look meaner.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Ryan on August 18, 2005, 11:04 PM
Looking good CHEWIE. I think that is much closer. Who did you make these for?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 18, 2005, 11:25 PM
I made them for a guy that visits www.coreplanets.com a lot, it's the Missouri collecting site.  His name is George.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 18, 2005, 11:37 PM
Ok, I haven't really done much of any updates lately, mostly because of the latest photonovel and working on those Mygeeto Clones.  I promise I'll update again soon, but until then here are some pics of my collection - there are tons of customs in these pics, so I think it's ok for them to be here.  A lot of the things in here were made by Owen D.



This first one shows the duel in AOTC at the bottom, and up above is the Tusken slaughter scene with some Star Destroyers and Skiffs in the background.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-001.jpg)



Here is my pathetic version of Jabba's palace along with a cheesy version of Dagobah.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-002.jpg)



And my awful Kamino battle scene.  This is just terrible, except for the awesome Aiwha that Owen D made for me.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-003.jpg)



My Endor scene and Rebel hangar on Yavin IV.  I really need to add backdrops, they would look better with them.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-005.jpg)



Mostly what you see here is my Mos Eisley scene.  It's way too crowded.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-006.jpg)



And here is a glimpes of the Tantive IV, the Sandcrawler scene and a few various scenes up top that I made.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-007.jpg)



This one is probably my favorite, and the tower is brand new from Owen D.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-008.jpg)



Here is a collage of Bespin with several things that Owen D made for me, with a cluster of crap up top.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-009.jpg)



And some weak attempts for ROTS scenes... I have a lot of work to do on these still.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-010.jpg)



Here is a version of Palpatine's office that I need to update, a way over populated Outlander Club and some AT-AT's kicking some Rebel tail.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-011.jpg)



And I think I already showed this, but here it is again, the fort that Owen D made for me recently.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection002.jpg)



I guess those are about half of my loose collection, I'll get more pics shown sometime in the near future.

:P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 18, 2005, 11:42 PM
Holy crap man!  :o

Mygeeto Marines - I like the improvements, good job!  Target has some cheap BBi figures nowadays and they have some small packs that might work for the Snowclone backpacks. 

Your Collection: WOW!  Awesome collection!  I love how everything is organized into mini (and not so mini ;)) dioramas.  My favorites would have to be Dagobah, Endor, and the Rebel Hangar; although they're all great (including Kamino  :P).  I think the addition of backdrops (even if they're just cheap printouts) would really make your collection look phenominal.   ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 18, 2005, 11:45 PM
Thanks Greg, that's about 1/2 of my loose displays.  I'll try and get some more pics up soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 18, 2005, 11:46 PM
Thanks Greg, that's about 1/2 of my loose displays.  I'll try and get some more pics up soon.

 :P

SWEET!  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Ryan on August 18, 2005, 11:51 PM
1/2 Your loose displays!?  :o :o I'm amazed CHEWIE, your collection room looks fantstic, the mini dios are great, I don't think any are cheesy, they may be small but the get the job done. :P Is that the Bespin dio Owen just made? I saw it on his site the other night, it looks great. Your Collection blows mine out of the water. How many loose figures do you have? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 18, 2005, 11:56 PM
1/2 Your loose displays!?  :o :o I'm amazed CHEWIE, your collection room looks fantstic, the mini dios are great, I don't think any are cheesy, they may be small but the get the job done. :P Is that the Bespin dio Owen just made? I saw it on his site the other night, it looks great. Your Collection blows mine out of the water. How many loose figures do you have? :)

Yeah, about 1/2 I'd say.  My Star Wars room has gotten out of control and I'm running out of room fast...

Yeah, that's the Bespin room that Owen just made.  He's made so many things for me the past 6 months or so...

Loose figures?  I don't know... maybe close to 2,000 on display?  And about 500 or so loose in custom fodder boxes I'd say.

Oh yeah, this is the room where the Rykrof Enloe Photonovels are made in.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Ryan on August 19, 2005, 12:22 AM
Including fodder you've got 2.5x my loose and carded collection. Impressive. Very impressive. Perhaps you are as strong as the Emperor has forseen. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 19, 2005, 04:25 AM
Where do you display Rykrof?

He must be in the vault, chilled at a cool 42 degrees, huh? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 19, 2005, 05:20 AM
Impressive...MOST impressive.

Well Chewie, I'd say you and I are running neck and neck as far as the collections go...but I don't have them displayed anywhere near as nice as that...and no cool Owen D. pieces to show off either!

Awesome. So when can we all come over and play?  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Ryan on August 19, 2005, 05:42 AM
Impressive...MOST impressive.

-DD

 :-X :-[ That's what I thought it was then I second guessed myself and wrote very instead. :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Kit Fisto on August 19, 2005, 06:00 AM
Now we know who bought Owens' Faie + grunt ;)

Very, and I mean VERY impressive collection!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Darth_Ennis on August 19, 2005, 03:51 PM
Chewie Where the Hell do you put it all???? Thats an amazing collection youve got there. And the dios are fantastic. I wish I had that kind of room.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: jedipurge on August 19, 2005, 04:01 PM
 WOW  and my wife gets on my case for the star wars stuff i have.  maybe if i show her those pics she'll leave me alone.  that has to be the most impressive custom/collection/museum i've ever seen. 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Ryan on August 19, 2005, 04:06 PM
WOW  and my wife gets on my case for the star wars stuff i have.  maybe if i show her those pics she'll leave me alone.  that has to be the most impressive custom/collection/museum i've ever seen. 

Well, aside form Sansweet's collection, yes it is.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Darth_Ennis on August 19, 2005, 04:27 PM
Sansweet is practically a god he doesnt count anymore. ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 19, 2005, 11:24 PM
Thanks for all the kinds things everyone said.

SLC - Let's just say that I have way too much stuff.  I think I'm sick in the head.

Jediknight760071 - Rykrof's in a Coruscant diorama that I haven't shown just yet as a background character.  I should probably make a special scene for him.

DD - Sounds like you have one hell of a collection... I know you like to make your own stuff, but it never hurts to shoot Owen an email and ask him to make a diorama, vehicle or playset for you.   ;)

Kit Fisto - Yep, good eye.  Those Faie clones came from Owen.

Darth Ennis - Well, I'm lucky that my wife lets me have a spare bedroom as a Star Wars room.  There is not one thing in there besides dioramas. No bed, dresser, etc.  Kind of a small Star Wars custom museum I guess.

jedipurge - I'm very fortunate that my wife lets me collect all this crap... you're probably lucky too, not all women are that cool!  But of course not all guys are as cool as us.    :D

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 20, 2005, 12:22 AM
Now this is really cool, not one of mine but I wanted to show it anyways.  Sev54 from Commando Customs board made this Han Solo -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mybigempire/hansolo.jpg)

I know that there is a new Carkoon Han Solo coming out, but this is a great custom that I might try and copy later on.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 20, 2005, 01:37 AM

DD - Sounds like you have one hell of a collection... I know you like to make your own stuff, but it never hurts to shoot Owen an email and ask him to make a diorama, vehicle or playset for you.   ;)


I'm in negotiations for something small from Owen right now, as a mater of fact.  :P But I think I may be commissioning a playset not unlike yours VERY soon, CHEWIE. But I want a landing bay for my Imperial Shuttle.   ;D

-DD

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 20, 2005, 03:01 AM
Well, I'm sure that Owen will appreciate your business.  He's a great guy, very talented, and seems to enjoy seeing other people appreciate his work once it's moved on to another collector.

I've got him commissioning another playset too... mine first!  Mine first!  Just kidding.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 8.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 21, 2005, 06:14 PM
Ok, here's a couple more that I completed this weekend.

First off is a war hardened Clone that has been stranded on a certain planet for some time in a future story in the Rykrof Enloe Series - that's why he doesn't have any gloves.  He's been without supplies for a long while -

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

And here's a fan fic Imperial named Commader Grae.  He's going to be a post-ROTS commander in the photonovel series.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Ryan on August 21, 2005, 06:43 PM
Great job on the first clone, he looks like he has gone though hell. I like how you lost the gloves I think it would have been cool if he had been missing random armor pieces and had someold field dressings where he had been injured and the black jumpsiut had been torn. I really like the whiskers you added, did you use a pencil for that effect?

I like Grae, the speckeled look is pretty cool. And the helmet is really cool, what is the helmet? It looks like a VOTC Stormie and the Tank gunner thing but I'm not sure. I like the backpack too. The Djas Puhr holster looks really god on there. What planet is he from?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 21, 2005, 09:29 PM
Nice clones CHEWIE!  That battle-hardened clone is very well done, the only thing that I would do is to give him an Ep. II helmet. 
Grae - I love the design - very original.  How did you do the speckled paint job?  Was that by hand???  The snowtrooper backpack is a great touch and fits him perfectly  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Diddly on August 21, 2005, 10:34 PM
Man, those are nice. Can't wait to see them in action!

Also, how do you get the shoulder pad off of the AT-TE Gunner?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Famine on August 21, 2005, 11:07 PM
Speckling spraypaint, right CHEWIE? ;D

I loves me some clones. Loves me some clones. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 21, 2005, 11:12 PM
I love the Clones: awesome work!

 Does your AT-TE tank gunner's forearms fall of easily, though? what I did with mine before I made it into a super-super articulated clonie is that I replaced the tank gunner forearms with a #6 clone's forearms. It works wonders, stays on, and provides a lot more articulation.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Ryan on August 21, 2005, 11:14 PM
That almost looks like an extra Bacarra body, not a Tank Gunner body, but I'm not sure....
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 21, 2005, 11:35 PM
Hi guys, thanks for all of the feedback. 

Sith Lord Chaos - You're right, the first Clone would probably be better with some more of his "underwear" showing instead of so much armor.  I plan on making a couple more to be in his unit, so I'll see if I can come up with something that looks a little more battle hardened for the next one.  For the effect of his unshaven face, it was just a little bit of paint.

Gregorbian - Funny that you said that about the helmet, he actually has an EP2 helmet as well!   :D

Perennial - Some of my AT-TE gunner forearms are loose, others aren't.  That's a great idea about switching out the forearm, I'll need to try that.

Diddly - I'll put together a little "recipe" on Commander Grae and explain about the shoulder pad.

Dressel Jr - Pretty close on the paint scheme, I'll explain in his recipe.

Ok, here goes...

For the Commander Grae, he's from the following parts -

- Bacara body
- CT Stormtrooper helmet
- AT-TE Gunner top helmet piece
- Snowtrooper backpack
- Djas Puhr gunbelt

What I did was first take the Bacara body, and put the gunbelt on him.  I had to trim it down a lot to get it to fit.

Then, I cut the neck knob off of the figure, and fitted the Stormtrooper helmet onto him.

Then, with some epoxy putty I got the helmet attached to the AT-TE gunner head piece, and make a thin strip on the top of it to fill in the gap that the head piece would have left.

After that, I added the AT-TE Gunner shoulder pad (had to cut the back strap then glue it back on).

Finally all the pieces were together, but I didn't know what to do for a paint scheme.  I was going to hand paint him regular gray, but decided to experiment.  Instead of "dry-brushing", I decided to try spray paint.  I guess you could call it "dry-spraying" or something like that.

What I did was get black and tan spray paint, and used nice expensive $4.00 cans instead of the cheap stuff.  I lightly would spray with black, then tan, then black, then tan, etc. about 4-5 times with each.  Then I touchup up certain areas with a hand brush (like the eye holes) and then sealed with an acrylic matte spray.

I think I answered everyone's questions about him?

Also, it actually looks a lot better in person.  My camera kind of makes it look too grainy - it's not actually that grainy in person.  Much more sleek and smooth.

This is the same "dry spray" technique that I used yesterday on my Arachnid Mining Droid for the monthly customizing challenge -

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

Usually you guys know that I don't make all that many Clone customs and like to try crazy stuff that is just fan fic.  With that in mind, here's another one I made tonight for the Rykrof Enloe series.  His name is Jobe, and he's a Badoo Coraba terrorist.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Ryan on August 21, 2005, 11:44 PM
I like the dry spray. It looks really good. The new guy, Jobe, looks good. I like the body a lot. I wish the Cantina wave had been more readily availible. His hat thing is really goofy looking, but in a good way. What is it from?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 21, 2005, 11:48 PM
I got lucky on vacation in Cancun and scored a few Dannik Jeriko's on clearane at the Walmart down there last month.   :)

The head is from some Battlestar Galactica figure I got on ebay.  I like the helmet, but it is kinda goofy... what about his eyes?  Do they look too much like sunglasses?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 22, 2005, 02:58 AM
I like the eyes as sumglasses, looks slick. The helmet reminds me of what a samurai daimyo would wear into battle; I like it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 22, 2005, 06:40 AM
Clone customs from Chewie? What's next, Master Phruby making his own legion?  ;)

Well Chewie, I'm glad to see you got comfortable enough with your painting ability to work on some clones...I know you say you have trouble with straight lines, but that commander looks pretty clean. Here's my two cents:

Dirty Clone: Very well done. I like the idea that he's lost or worn out some gear alone the way. The paint app on this is really nice, but you might want to give him a more prominent 5 o'clock shadow. I'd also suggest maybe a ratty rain poncho, and maybe some primitive looking straps around his leg armor, to show the real straps have worn away and he's been forced to improvise.

Commander Grae: I really like the design and pattern of this guy. Very imaginative and a lot of fun. I'm not sure I'm into the speckled look, but maybe it will grow on me. (It might also make sense if he's stationed on a world that's mostly granite, or in a huge city of shattered duracrete...then the camo pattern would make perfect sense.)

Mining droids: EXTREMELY creative, I need to start paying more attention to the monthly challenges and trying to do some myself. Great job on these!

Jobe: A good background stooge, but not one of my favorites of yours. But then, not every character in the SW saga stands out either. He'd almost be so non-descript as to be really able to blend into a crowd and dissapear (quite the boon in his line of work) if not form his penchant for ridiculous hats. You know what, I take it back...I DO kinda like this mug.  He's make for some good comic relief as Rykrof chases him through a crowd, always spotting him because of his taste in headgear. :P

All in all a terriffic, fun update. Great work!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 22, 2005, 07:39 AM
Great idea on the speckled spray paint idea, very creative!  I might have to use that method if I ever getting around to making any more dioramas.  ;)
I like your new goon figure, he looks tough, but also looks like he's mostly talk - good stuff! 

I didn't even realize that was a Baccarra body - you did a great job of hiding the major defects of this figure  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 24, 2005, 10:28 AM
Thanks guys.  Last night I decided I needed to make another custom of a familiar face, Rykrof Enloe.  Here he is in his battle damaged glory -

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

I guess this pic is a sign of things to come in the series.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 24, 2005, 01:31 PM
Awesome!  He looks pretty beat up, nice weathering  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: jedipurge on August 24, 2005, 03:31 PM
chewie pm'd you feel free to share it if you think it's a good idea.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 24, 2005, 05:18 PM
chewie pm'd you feel free to share it if you think it's a good idea.

You sent me a PM?  It isn't showing up... can you try sending again?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: jedipurge on August 24, 2005, 06:21 PM
sorry chewie newbie mistake I've resent.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 24, 2005, 08:31 PM
No harm done.  And great ideas in the PM by the way.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 8.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 25, 2005, 12:01 AM
Ok, here's the first preview for the next photonovel... and this might be the only preview for a while.  I have a lot to do on this one.

edit - updated pic later in thread.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 8.25.05
Post by: Famine on August 25, 2005, 12:30 AM
I feel so thankful I'm not that pod right now.

So thankful.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 8.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 25, 2005, 03:54 PM
I feel so thankful I'm not that pod right now.

So thankful.

Kevin

I can't wait to get this photonovel up and running.  It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun... and a pain in the ass at the same time. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 8.25.05
Post by: Famine on August 25, 2005, 04:12 PM
I feel so thankful I'm not that pod right now.

So thankful.

Kevin

I can't wait to get this photonovel up and running.  It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun... and a pain in the ass at the same time. 

 :P

Like working the "Glory Hole" booth at the truck stop. Woohoo! :o

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 8.25.05
Post by: jedipurge on August 26, 2005, 11:46 AM
oh my.  dressel damn i laughed out loud at that one.  i like your since of humor.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 8.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 28, 2005, 07:45 PM
Ok guys, I made a few more customs.  I really need to start working more on the next photonovel though, but here's my latest customs update.

Yam'rii Protocol Droid -

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

Mobile Artillery Driver -

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

Commander Tylin Gere (from the Rykrof Enloe series) -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Famine on August 28, 2005, 07:56 PM
I dig the droid, but I am on the fence about the Clone Trooper. Not the trooper itself, but the sholder Armor he's wearing. Seems out of place to me. Maybe a flat grey?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Diddly on August 28, 2005, 08:06 PM
The droid is cool, I like how it matches the bug thing. The Clone is okay, I agree with Kev about the shoulders. It makes it look a bit bulky, IMO.

But I'm digging the Tylin! It's awesome! A sneak peek at things to come? ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 28, 2005, 08:07 PM
Yep, Tylin's new look is definitely a sign of things to come in the series.

I tend to agree about the Clone.  I was just throwing parts together today.  I could paint the shoulder pads, or just remove them.  They snap right off.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Famine on August 28, 2005, 08:10 PM
"Paaaaaiiiiiint themmm!"

And Justin stood back, stunned as the Ghost of Christmas past dissapeared.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 28, 2005, 08:14 PM
Very cool protocol droid CHEWIE.  It does look like the type of droid that I would imagine the bug guy would have. 
I am going to have to agree about the Clone's shoulder pads - they don't really fit the figure(a little too bulky, as Diddly put it).  Also, I would try to do something with the helmet to change it up a bit.  Maybe throw on a tweaked AT-TE Tank Gunner's upper helmet piece or use a repainted TIE Pilot helmet (that's something that I plan on doing soon, when I have time  ;)).  I think that would be pretty cool.  I like the idea of the shoulder pads, but I think Kevin might be on to something about painting them a different color.
That Imperial Officer is great!  What legs did you use?  I like the BoShek head, he definitely looks like an Imperial Officer from around the time of ANH.  Did you cut the Imperial hat off of Ozzel or is that a cast?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 28, 2005, 08:26 PM
Greg - The officer is Tylin Gere, he is from the Rykrof Enloe series (you'll be getting that package in the mail soon!) and has been in the series from the beginning.

He was made from an Ozzel body, Ozzel hat (just cut off and glued on) and SAGA TIE Fighter pilot legs. 

I totally agree that something looks off with the Mobile Artillery Clone.  Maybe I could even remove the shoulder pads, and paint the helmet and chest plate black.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 28, 2005, 08:43 PM
I think that might be an easy fix to the MAC, although I kinda like the inclusion of shoulder pads - maybe you could just trim them down a bit?

Quote
(you'll be getting that package in the mail soon!)
;D  ;D  ;D
Thanks man!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 28, 2005, 08:48 PM
So Tylin's been promoted now has he? Good on him!...Sorta. It's kinda bittersweet what with the future of the republic and all. I like the choice of legs; great for poseability. Could that be because Tylin might be seeing some action in a coming chapter?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Famine on August 28, 2005, 08:58 PM
Yep. Tylin see's so action.

CHEWIE gave me the inside scoup:

Tylin goes to visit Allisa Enloe to see the new baby, and she's been without a man for a while...


Like sands through the hour glass...

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: Ryan on August 28, 2005, 09:08 PM
Very cool CHEWIE!!

Yam'rii Protocol Droid- I really like the look of this guy. He has some great coloring and the part use is good. How well does he stand? Did you modify the torso at all?

MAC- I think you should keep the shoulder pads, he needs something to make him stand out from other types of clones and Pilots. I think that you should paint the helmet and shoulder armor a greyish color, perhaps something close to the color of a TIE fighter, but a little on the darker side.

Tylin - I really like the black pants it sets him off from other Imperials, but he still looks distinctively Imperial.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 29, 2005, 12:12 AM
Thanks guys.  I'll comment on your comments.   :D

Yam'rii Droid - He was made from the head to a pit droid, the legs and arms are from Battle Droids.  The torso is from a Capcom robot figure.  He actually stands really well... and when I had that droid head in a box, I decided that it looked like a mantis enough to be one of their droids perhaps.

Mobile Artillery Clone - The more I look at it, the more it sucks.  I think I will just take the pads off, and repaint the helmet to be a dark gray... hell!  I'm not sure!

Commander Gere - Yeah, I went with the TIE pilot legs to make sure he has good articulation.  I plan on him having some action in the future, not just standing around like the typical Imperial officer that we are used to seeing.

Speaking of Alyssa Enloe, she is scheduled to make an appearnce in #13 - Seeds of Betrayal.

And here's THREE sneak previews for the next photonovel -

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

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DD1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/explodingshuttle1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: DarthAcroyear on August 29, 2005, 12:20 AM
Very cool! You do some really nice work. 8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 29, 2005, 12:31 AM
Thanks Darth.  And I also need to get a life.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.29.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 29, 2005, 04:03 AM
Tylin better not be dead. Really cool and creative figure there. I'd hate to inflate your ego (as it seems you've got quite a fan base already ;)), but lately you've been making a lot of progress. I'm really impressed by your work from, oh, maybe June-now. What came before has always been really cool, like the Zabrak scientist, but it's really been picking up. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 29, 2005, 11:39 AM
Jediknight, I alway look forward to hearing what you have to say. 

Tylin is alive and the plan is to keep him in the series for a while... there are characters that will continue to die off though.  Ralbarr died in #6, and Trigg Fuuda was destroyed by Palpatine in #12.  A lof of things will change as the story nears the events of ROTS.  All hell will break loose when the Empire is formed.

I decided on the Mobile Artillery Clone to rework him a lot.  Maybe tonight I'll be able to get a new pic of him up.

So what are your thoughts on the latest preview pics?  I'm pretty pleased with how the hover cam droid turned out with the shadow below it.  #13 is going to be titled "Seeds of Betrayal" and I'm thinking this will be an interesting story.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 8.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 12:50 AM
Ok, here's another prevew for you - a mug shot of the most evil SOB in the galaxy.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Ryan on August 30, 2005, 12:53 AM
Wow, the clarity on that shot is amazing. Your photography skills are really improving a lot, it is cool to be able to have closeups like these, it helps get you into the character.  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 8.28.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 30, 2005, 12:58 AM
Yep. Tylin see's so action.

CHEWIE gave me the inside scoup:

Tylin goes to visit Allisa Enloe to see the new baby, and she's been without a man for a while...


Like sands through the hour glass...

Kevin

SPOILERS! NOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 02:04 AM
Wow, the clarity on that shot is amazing. Your photography skills are really improving a lot, it is cool to be able to have closeups like these, it helps get you into the character.  :)

Thanks.  I'm trying to get more close ups here and there.  That was just a test shot, here's an updated version, along with one other sneak preview.  I gotta cut these previews out though!  But it's a sign that this next photonovel is proressing and is actually ahead of schedule.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/PalpsUPClose1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/palpatineoffice1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Famine on August 30, 2005, 01:43 PM
Uh, just what is Palpatine doing with his hand behind Anakins ass? The face he's making... >:(


Kevin ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 01:46 PM
He's feeling Anakin's Dark Side.   ;)

Actually, I realized that for some reason Palpatine's face looks really white there.  I'll need to fix that.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Famine on August 30, 2005, 01:47 PM
He's feeling Anakin's Dark Side.   ;)


LMFAO!!!

Classic! ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 01:48 PM
Another thing, is I've tried to create a 3D looking office for Palpatine with my crap ass computer program for use in several photonovels.  I know, I know, the real thing is so much better.  If I can find the time and space to make a real diorama for Palpatine's office, I will.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 07:56 PM
Updated! 

The Mobile Artillery Clone that I made sucked.  So, I remade him.  Let me know what you guys think.   :)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Mobile01.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Famine on August 30, 2005, 09:21 PM
WOW.

That's freaking awsome!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Ryan on August 30, 2005, 09:54 PM
MUCH Better. :) I did like the hsoulder armor on the first one (just not the color) but I think this looks better without it. I like the coloering, it reminds me of that speckeld commander you did. I think it'd be cool if you colorized some of the little switches and lights on the chest box.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 30, 2005, 10:31 PM
WOW!  CHEWIE you have done it again!

The Emperor Palps and Anakin scenes are looking really good!  The only problem that I have with the Anakin and Palpatine pic is that the lighting on Palpatine's face is a bit harsh and his face seems to be a bit washed out.  I love that background though!

That MAC is sweet as hell!  Excellent job!  Maybe you could add some color to his chest piece (like some buttons or something, ala TIE Pilot), but even without that, he is an amazing clone!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Famine on August 30, 2005, 11:12 PM
Oh! Oh! Do them silver! Do them silver!

Try as I might, I cant duplicate CHEWIE's style of drybrushing. I even have a CHEWIE origional at my disposal to stare at, and I can't get it. Damn you Justin for being so good!

I love that guy!

What parts did you use?

Also, maybe you could make a Jedi Mobil Artiliary Commander, and we could have a JediMAC.  :D Lame, I know.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 31, 2005, 12:26 AM
On the Mobile Artillery Clone, I can't believe how bad the first version looked... man it looked terrible.

So, after some advice from you guys, I made a few adjustments and then repainted him.  Here's the parts used -

Head - #41 SA Clone w/ AT-TE Gunner head gear
Body - SAGA TIE Pilot
Arms - SAGA TIE Pilot
Legs - SAGA Ozzel
Chest plate - ROTS Clone Pilot

Pieced them all together, then repainted.  First painted it all black a few times, then sealed with dry matte spray, then did the dry brushing and re-detailed the eye holes.

Thanks for the suggestions on him, I think maybe I'll add a couple of colors to the chest plate.  And for the heck of it, I'll probably need to make a second one.

And thanks guys for the comments on the photonovel previews.  I'm working harder than ever on the next photonovel.   That one pic was really bugging me about Palpatine's face being too bright, so I tried to fix it -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/palpatineoffice11.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 31, 2005, 12:28 AM
I like the trooper a lot better painted that way. Those legs look surprisingly right for the figure. Great job. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: Famine on August 31, 2005, 12:29 AM
Nice. He looks concerned in that picture. :)

I may have to cook one of these clones up for myself, my own "Stealth" trooper, of sorts.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: ThePerennial on August 31, 2005, 02:34 AM
Nice. He looks concerned in that picture. :)

I may have to cook one of these clones up for myself, my own "Stealth" trooper, of sorts.

Kevin

 I've mde a special ops trooper in homage to CHEWIE's Rykof Enloe. I'll post it once I finish the fine tunings of it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 31, 2005, 10:14 AM
Perennial, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I completed two more pics for the next photonovel last evening, but I probably won't show any more previews... but within the next week or so the next story should be complete.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 8.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 31, 2005, 11:18 PM
Ok, nobody shoot me for this, but I decided to do a couple of Jedi Temple Assault Clone Repaints!!!

Repainting Clones really isn't my thing... but today, I went to Kmart in search of the Jedi Temple 5-pk with the three Clones in it, and bought two of them.  After getting home, I looked at them some more, and my wife said, "Why did you buy those?  You have a ton of white ones, just repaint some of yours!"

So, I thought it over, called a local collecting buddy, and offered to let him buy the two Jedi Temple 5-pks from me.  He jumped at the opportunity, and then I decided to get to work and make my own.

I know they're not perfect, but I think they turned out ok.  I believe there are supposed to be some sort of blue stripes on their legs though.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 31, 2005, 11:24 PM
Those look mighty good to me!  Definitely better than the hasbro version (although I have yet to find that set) - your wife is smart!
As for the stripes, they are two parallel vertical stripes going all of the way down the leg.  I kinda like them, but I know a lot of people don't want to be bothered and I don't think it takes much away from the figure. 
They look really good standing in front of that background (is that Owen D.'s creation)? 

It seems like everybody and their mother are doing clone customs (myself most definitely included, although I can't speak for my mom  ;)), but I think they're a lot of fun - plus, since your version is much better than hasbro's, it will make your collection that much better  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Famine on August 31, 2005, 11:26 PM
They also have the bottom edge of their kneepad painted blue.

I dig, though. What next? Your own legion? ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Diddly on August 31, 2005, 11:26 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeet. ;D

Yeah, it needs stripes on the legs. Also, it may be the pic, but the white specs look like confetti or glitter, IMO. Nothing major, it just looks odd at first. Good job though!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 31, 2005, 11:29 PM
What next? Your own legion? ;)

Kevin

Do it CHEWIE!  Maybe then my legion can battle your legion! :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 31, 2005, 11:35 PM
Gregorbian - Yep, that's Owen's background from the fort he made for me.  It's great for a background for showing customs. 

Dressel - Actually, the bottom of the knee caps do have the blue line, it's just hard to see in the pic.  If you look very closely at the right knee of the Clone on the left, you can see the blue trimming.  I might make a couple more, but I'd like to wait and see what Hasbro comes up with with their upcoming version.  I've seen pics of it, but I'd like to see in person first.

Diddly - Hmmm... the white specks are just his armor underneath the blue paint, I just scraped it off in certain areas.  Maybe I should have painted instead.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 1, 2005, 04:10 AM
And you said you couldn't paint straight lines, Chewie.  ;)

The 501st clones look great; I think scraping the paint is always better than painting white over it. That almost never comes out right. And as for the lines on the legs, I don't think it's that big of a deal. The pinstriping looks kind of dumb in my opinion anyway.

The only thing I'd change is I'd paint the neck ball joint black. The 41's show a little too much of the neck post, and the white looks odd.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: tykrazen on September 1, 2005, 09:42 AM
I have to agree with you that you are better off making your own 501st clones -- it's cheaper to buy three #41's and repaint them than it is to buy the assault set.  Plus your clones have the lived in look that set is lacking.

As for the stripes, add them!

Great work
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: Famine on September 1, 2005, 01:11 PM
CHEWIE, have you considered drybrushing your blasters with a silver color, especialy on battle hardened troops? They get dinged up alot, I'd bet, on the feild. I did it with some blaster rifles and it looks phenominal.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 1, 2005, 01:43 PM
Yeah, I have done that on some blasters too... I guess I need to do that on these ones also.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2005, 01:11 AM
And now, two early Rebellion Era 501st Stormtroopers.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: Quazar on September 2, 2005, 01:25 AM
Wonderful, as always!

Your 501st troopers are GREAT.

But you could have sold me the 5-pack!  I don't have a local K-Mart, so I'll never be able to get it.

Can't wait for the next photonovel, the previews are awesome, as always....
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 2, 2005, 04:33 AM
The stormies are nice, but I'm not digging the speckling. It just seems out of place to me, and I don't think it simulates wear and tear all that well. Concept wise I think they're solid...quite cool and you did a great job painting the patterns on their armor.

Has anyone explained why the Stormies went all white later in the saga? I mean, aside from the fact Lucas saw an opportunity to make a lot of extra $$$ on ROTS Clone merchandise that he hadn't considered when making the OTC?

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: Ryan on September 2, 2005, 04:50 AM
I think it has something to do with the Empire becoming much stricter and trying to eliminate any individuality. At the end of ROTS the Star Destroyers also are plain and have no clor like they did at the begining of the movie.

But, I think it is posible that there are colored Stormies in the OT. We just don't really see them. If you think back to ROTS, the only white clones we saw were on the Star Destroyers and the dead ones in the Temple. In the OT the only Stormies we see are from Star Destroyers or the Death Stars. The Troops on Endor are from the Death star so that would explain why they are white. The Sandtroopers are a possible "color" variation even though they are just a dirty white. The Troopers on Cloud City were also from a Star Destroyer, so they would be the white "Fleet" Stormtroopers. In ROTS the Troopers that are stationed to a particular planet have different colors, but the "Fleet" troopers are white. This is all purely hypothetical, but it kinda makes sense.

CHEWIE, I like the 501st colens and Stormies, but like DD I don't really like the speckling. It looks odd. I think you did a good job and the chipping on the blue paint for the stormies. It looks more random. I think you could add the blue on the knees for the clones and the stormies. Your lines do look nice and straight, you sell yourself short on that ability. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2005, 11:23 AM
That's an excellent theory SLC - it makes very logical sense to me. 

Anyways, I tend to agree that the dry spray might not work so well on these Stormies.  I think they look really cool in person though.  I had put them on ebay, but a local friend called me this morning that saw them and really wanted them, so they will be his after today.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2005, 06:12 PM
Ok, I have made two more of these blue Stormtroopers, I hope these look a little better.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/BLUESTORMIES2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: Ryan on September 2, 2005, 06:58 PM
They look better. Were you going for te 501st look or is it just a variationof that design?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2005, 10:44 PM
They look better. Were you going for te 501st look or is it just a variationof that design?

I don't know, kind of a similar look I guess.  Just keeping the basic design intact but making it a little more simple.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 3, 2005, 03:35 PM
I really like those Stormie repaints!  That's a great idea for what to do with my obsolete Commtech stormies!
I like the design too, it really looks like a later-version of the 501st design.  Great work CHEWIE!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 04:30 AM
Thanks guys.  And I still kind of like the CT Stormtrooper bodies, I think they're underrated somewhat.  If I could find a lot of cheap VOTC Stormies though... one can only wish!   ;)

Here's some updated Jedi that I made.  From the left -

Jedi Master Kala Mly Shundi - He's been in the Rykrof Enloe series before, and is about to jump back in.

Jedi Master Mace Windu - The bad dude himself. 

Jedi Master Frist Res'Uel - A Jedi created for the Rykrof Enloe series.

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 04:36 AM
Very nice CHEWIE!

I'm excited to see Master Shundi come back. I liked his character a lot. It's a really nice look custom too, I like the black, but I think it could use a little more, it is odd how just the hood and the one part on the front are black.

Mace looks good I started one like that back on 5/18 and then lost the head so I haven't finished it, I did find the the head the other day though, I hope to have an update this weekend.

MAster Res'Uel looks good too. I like the drybrushing, of course. Is that head from the 21st century WWII marines?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 04:41 AM
Wow - looks like we're both up late!

Yeah, the hood on Kala Mly Shundi looks kinda off being black.  I just like the contrast for some reason... and I'm looking forward to bringing him back to the series.

This Windu is similar to the one I made earlier, I just decided to repaint this version.  So you are making one kind of like this one?  I can't wait to see it.

The other guy's head is a WWII figure like you said.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 04:43 AM
Wow - looks like we're both up late!

 :P

I'm bored out my mind, everyone left cause it is Labor day so there is nothing to do up here, and it is too hot to sleep, not that I could anyways. ::)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 04:45 AM
Sleeping?  That's a thing I miss dearly!

I do have to go to try and go back to bed though.  I couldn't sleep so I posted those customs. 

I'll have at least one more to show tomorrow, actually a late submission for Month 4 - Droids.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 04:49 AM
You were very productive this month for the droids. :) I can't wait to see the 4th one.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 04:51 AM
Thanks.  The first three were probably quite a bit more creative than the piece of junk I'll show tomorrow. 

Oh what the hell... you can't sleep, right?  Give me 10 minutes and I'll have a pic up.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 04:56 AM
Thanks. The first three were probably quite a bit more creative than the piece of junk I'll show tomorrow.

Oh what the hell... you can't sleep, right? Give me 10 minutes and I'll have a pic up.

 :P

Nope. :P I'd love to see it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 05:01 AM
Ok, two more droids for the August edition.  I wasn't going to submit these because I was kind of embarassed by them, but I figured what the heck.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 05:09 AM
Like I said in the other thread I like the yellow one a lot. It is nice to see droids in different colors and the part choice is really good, it is nothing to be embarrassed about.  :) The other guy looks good too.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 05:13 AM
The guy on the left came from the following parts -

Head - GI Joe Techno Viper
Body - EV9D9
Arms - Super Battle Droid
Legs - IG-88

I wanted him to be some sort of crappy protocol droid.

The other one is simple a repained Star Tours droid.

Thanks for the compliments.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 05:15 AM
Not a problem.  ;)

I may have to copy that yellow one, there is something about it I really like. I'm working on my customs now too, there is nothinbg else to do, and I can sleep so I might as well. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 05:17 AM
Well, it's bed time for me... and hopefully tomorrow I can ignore the world and work on the next photonovel some more.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 05:23 AM
Well, it's bed time for me... and hopefully tomorrow I can ignore the world and work on the next photonovel some more.   :)

 :P

Good luck sleeping, and make some progress on that photonovel.  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 4, 2005, 11:30 AM
Nice Jedis CHEWIE.  Is that a Mace head on a ROTS Agen Kolar body?  I might have to try that switch for my Mace....
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 4, 2005, 02:06 PM

The other guy's head is a WWII figure like you said.

 :P

 a WWII figure? really? What toy line is that from?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Ryan on September 4, 2005, 03:57 PM
21st Century Toys. There is a thread here disussing them. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1021.from1123928511#new) As far as I know they are Wal-MArt exclusive, they make some really cool vehicles and the figures are decent, lots of them have rather extreme facial expressions though.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 9.02.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 4, 2005, 09:22 PM
I think it has something to do with the Empire becoming much stricter and trying to eliminate any individuality. At the end of ROTS the Star Destroyers also are plain and have no clor like they did at the begining of the movie.

 I also think it has to do with mandalorians in some way. The clones, most of them at least, had been motivated during the clone wars by the fact that they were clones of a great mandalorian soldier; and as a result, Mandalorian drill instructors were asked to train some of the elite clones, and even clones that learned from Jango himself had taught the future commanders, of which probably had added some aspect of mandalorian culture to the curriculum. All of this had probably lent itself to the clones' colour deviations, which was done ritually to mandalorian armour. I think that after the Empire took conscripts and other clone templates, the desire to be like the mandalorians among clones and soldiers lessened, which made it easier for the Empire to eliminate individuality of any sort, such as colour deviations to armour.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 4, 2005, 10:38 PM
That's a good theory too Perennial. 

I agree that ultimately the "real" reason we are supposed to see all white Stormtroopers later on is definitely an influence of Palpatine's by having them lose all individuality.  But I do suppose there could be other colors of Stormtroopers some too on certaint planets (like Coruscant).

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 4, 2005, 10:50 PM
I find Perennials' theory on the stormtroopers to be be pretty plausible, actually.

As for the new additions, Chewie, I like all the Jedi quite a bit. I agree that Shundi needs a little something to tie the back hood to the rest of the costume, but otherwise, he looks great. Mace looks well done as well, but that new Jedi looks pretty intense...I'm looking forward to him showing up in the series. Let's hope he does better than Caron L'luh. (I think that was his name...)

The droids look nice as well. I never really thought about it but a lot of those old COBRA heads WOULD make pretty good droids. The repainted Star Tours droid, while simple, makes sense as well. Both are very cool.

-DD

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 5, 2005, 04:31 PM
Thanks DD.  I haven't established how much of a story that Jedi will have.  He has very limited poseability, so he's probably going to be a background Jedi.  Nothing too major for him.  But Kala Mly Shundi will have a lot of action coming to him soon.  A ton of action actually.

So, I'm working on this next photonovel still.  This chapter will be one of the shorter ones most likely, but I think it will hold heavy bearing on the overall scope of the Rykrof Enloe saga.  Here's one more sneak preview.  This is just a boring one, I don't want to give anything else away from this story until it's completed -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 5, 2005, 05:00 PM
heychew any of your rykrof super articulated clone bodies. if they are how long did the neck post have to be to fit correctly?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 5, 2005, 05:17 PM
Hi Smarty.  I'm made two Rykrof's in clone armor... neither of them have neck articulation unfortunately.  I've had to drill holes for both of them in the neck area of the clone body, then unfortunately had to glue them in place.  Bah!   :-\

Both of them are SA clones by the way... and eventually I'll make one with an articulated head.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 5, 2005, 05:24 PM
ok thanks yah i was wondering because im puttin a ton of dif heads in armor.         

so i just wanted to know how deep the plastic went so i coud figure out if i needed to lengthen or shorten the neck post
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 5, 2005, 05:49 PM
Well what I've found is that removing the neck knob on the Clones with a pair of pliers, and then drilling a small hole for the neck peg works best for me.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 5, 2005, 06:43 PM
I've found that cutting off the neck peg (I use an X-Acto knife instead of pliers, but either way works fine) and replacing it with a neck peg from the AT-TE Tank Gunner (just cut it off and glue it onto the #41 Clone) works perfectly.  You could cut the neck peg off of any human character (like if you have an extra Bail or Obi-Wan from the Jedi vs. Sith Battlepack) and glue it onto the #41 body.  Then you can hollow out the original head (like Rykrof's) and you have a ball-jointed head. 
An easier way would be to use the Ep. II Clone from the Clone Evolutions Set, pop off the Clone head, and hollow out Rykrof's head and pop it back on.  Of course, I'd rather sacrifice an AT-TE Tank Gunner and a #41 Clone than one of my precious Evo. Clones  ;)

When I made my Obi-Wan in Clone Armor, I cut off the #6 neck-ball-joint and cut out a small hole (since the body is hollow, there is already a hole, you might need to widen it a bit) and then popped in the ROTS Obi-Wan head after soaking the clone body in hot water for a couple of minutes.   I had stupidly cut off Obi-Wan's neck peg, so I used a small screw and stuck it into Obi-Wan's head as a substitute peg and that worked fine.

Sorry if my explanations are a bit on the rambling side, I've been hitting the books pretty hard today so my brain is a bit friend  :(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Ryan on September 5, 2005, 06:55 PM

Sorry if my explanations are a bit on the rambling side, I've been hitting the books pretty hard today so my brain is a bit friend  :(

That'll do it. In fact I probably should do some reading......
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 5, 2005, 07:10 PM
well what i mean is when you drill te hole how thick is the plastic like from outside to inside once you cut of the ball ???
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 5, 2005, 07:28 PM
Great explanation Gregorbian.  I'll need to use your method in the future.

Smarty, the plastic under that thick neck knob is pretty hollow.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 5, 2005, 07:46 PM
Great explanation Gregorbian.  I'll need to use your method in the future.

Smarty, the plastic under that thick neck knob is pretty hollow.

 :P

Yup, probably less than a millimeter.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 6, 2005, 12:11 AM
Alright, I'm so close to having the next photonovel finished!  All photography/editing is done.  Now I just have to get the script inserted.  Will be either tonight or tomorrow night!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Famine on September 6, 2005, 12:29 AM
And the masses cried out, "Former! Former!" and so Justin posted his story, and it was good. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 6, 2005, 02:12 AM
Ok, I caved in... it's up.  Here's a preview for what you will see -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/BT01.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 6, 2005, 02:31 AM
Yes! We're so close now!!!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Ryan on September 6, 2005, 02:34 AM
Yes! We're so close now!!!

-DD

So close we are already there. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 6, 2005, 12:53 PM
Yep, here's the link to the photonovel section -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=47.0

I actually wouldn't be surprised if some customizing lurkers didn't know about that section.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 7, 2005, 01:18 AM
Well, it's off to bed.  But here's two different customs I made tonight.  I used the Darth Sidious robes for both of these and put them on "Prisoner Palpatine" body, then replaced the hands and heads - a little paint here and there and some slightly different outfits for our beloved Lord of the Sith.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 9.05.05
Post by: Ryan on September 7, 2005, 01:21 AM
Damn. He is one ugly SOB! Great figures Chewie. I take it these are for the Rykrof Series. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 9.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 7, 2005, 01:59 AM
Yep, another for the Rykrof series.  I really like how this one turned out.  Here's demonic Palpatine with a hood on.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 9.07.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 7, 2005, 07:58 AM
Those Palpatines are looking good!  (or bad  ;)).  Your paint job is much better than hasbro's, great work!
I wish you lived in NJ so I could check these out in person, I think the flash washed out some of the details.  Still, looking great even with the flash!  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 9.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 7, 2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks Gregorbian.  Yeah, I think the flash does wash out some of the details, but hopefully not enough to not show the details.

This demonic Palpatine has turned out to be one of my favorites.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 9.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 7, 2005, 11:09 PM
Ok, another update.  Ki Adi Mundi is my favorite Jedi, so I thought it was time for  a new set of duds for him for certain battlefields.

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

He'll be sporting these Jedi clothes soon in the Rykrof Enloe series.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 7, 2005, 11:23 PM
Wow, awesome pic!  I love that lighting!  Did you do that in photoshop or did you have some sort of blue light source?  Either way it looks really friggin' cool!  8)

I like the pith (?) helmet, where'd you get that?  It's a cool inclusion, and even though he has a really tall head (and therefore the helmet would be seemingly pointless), I love the inclusion of it.  It fits his character really well, although I can't quite place why. 
Nice job on dirtying him up a bit, he looks pretty battle-worn.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 8, 2005, 08:52 AM
Thanks Greg.  The light was just a little playing around with Picture It program.  I'll include another pic with the light more normal too -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/KIADIMUNDI2.jpg)

Basically, the reason I gave him that helmet was to give him a different look.  I think that I saw a comic once where he had some sort of helmet like this, and I kind liked it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Famine on September 8, 2005, 12:25 PM
Why aren't his pants drybrushed or dirtied up like his other threads?

I really dig the outfit and helmet, though.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 8, 2005, 12:27 PM
Kind of reminds me of a safari Jedi in an environment like an African jungle with wild beasts all over the place.

Actually it looks like he'd be hiding out in the woods next to that lake that the rancor is stalking through in your latest photonovel.  That shot was awesome.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Ryan on September 8, 2005, 03:00 PM
Very nice Work CHEWIE! I really like the outfit, and the helmet, this is a great match for him.

I think the boots would look better if they were a darker brown, close to the color of the belt. That's just me though.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 8, 2005, 10:22 PM
Looks like some people like the helmet, some don't.  I personally do for some reason.  It's that odd look that doesn't always make sense in Star Wars that I sometimes really like.

Anyways, here's a crap figure that I made.  I'm not feeling very well, and didn't realize how poorly I had painted it until I took pics.  So, I'll probably do some major touch ups on it.  It's supposed to be a Separatist leader.

I'm thinking the blue stripes on the front would look better if they were black.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Famine on September 8, 2005, 11:21 PM
I like the blue. Makes him seem festive an exotic. Maybe he should have a cane, or decorative blaster or somthing. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2005, 10:37 AM
I like the blue. Makes him seem festive an exotic. Maybe he should have a cane, or decorative blaster or somthing. :)

Kevin

Thanks... I think I need to darken it just a bit though.  Do you think so?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 9, 2005, 11:39 AM
Yes. Darken him a tad. Then give him the Emporer's cane.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2005, 12:02 PM
Yes. Darken him a tad. Then give him the Emporer's cane.

I think that's a good idea.  And thanks for the idea, I was beginning to think you were ignoring me.   ;)

What do you think about the hands?  Are they too big?  They're from the Planet of the Apes line, of that little monkey that flies in the little pod shuttle at the end of the movie.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 9, 2005, 12:36 PM
I haven't updated since last month and every week you guys are shelling out these masterpieces! I need to catch up!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: jedistyle on September 9, 2005, 01:13 PM
i like the hands, thay go well with the figure. the blue could stand to be a bit darker. it is a really good custom though and a type of custom that is never rally done. good work chewie.

erik ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: Famine on September 9, 2005, 11:15 PM
CHEWIE...I was re-reading this thread, and I got to thinking...why not give him a crown or some sort of ornimental helmet? Maybe earrings? I think that would make him stand out as upper class. :) Some one who beleives he is above the Republic way.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 10, 2005, 12:24 PM
I'm glad the hands seem to work for the figure.  I'll darken the blue on him before showing him in the Rykrof Enloe series.

Some sort of ornimental decoration is a good idea Dressel Jr.  But I'm not sure how I'd go about it yet.  I'm thinking if I do that, maybe a nice staff or cane might be a good start, and then possibly some sort of jewerly like around his neck. 

Also, I fininished three more customs last night, one is for the monthly customizing challenge for September so I can't show it yet.  I'll get pics of the other two up by tomorrow though.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 10, 2005, 06:55 PM
Ok, here's a small little update.  First off, my submission for Phruby's "Customs of Us" - I wrote a little more about the figure in that thread.

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

Next up is another version of Bail Organa.  I like the character and decided he should have more outfits.  Mainly for the Rykrof Enloe series.

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

And next is a Coruscant Mechanic, that works on various stuff from droids to ships.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 10, 2005, 07:28 PM
good job chew.
the mechanic looks like the head is a corps although i may be wrong the custom of yourself jedi turned out great include your self in a photonovel you deserve it ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 10, 2005, 07:56 PM
that's an awesome self-jedi custom, Chewie! It looks almost exactly like you, too! That's exactly like you actually!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: Ruprecht on September 10, 2005, 11:44 PM
Great job on all.  I especially like the boots and clothes on your jedi.  His boots look scaley and cracked, like they're well-worn rancor skin.

Way to look Bail look more regal as well.

Now the mechanic looks like he's been "down and dirty" in the pit - as usual a first-rate paint job.  What kind of figure and head is that?

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2005, 12:23 AM
Thanks guys for all the comments, I'll try and answer what questions there were.

Smarty - The mechanic guy is just a repainted pilot from the XD WW2 line.  All the blue parts were green, all I did was repaint it with 3 coats of paint, then seal it a couple of times with matte spray.

Perennial - Well it was just an extra head that I had, and I figured if I was going to enter something for that customs of us project, that was probably the best one I was going to find.  I guess it looks kinda like me.

Bjardkerr - Thanks for the comments on the Jedi and Bail, the Mechanic is just a basic repaint of the XD figure I mentioned above.  Oh, and I did give him new boots too, because the other one had shoe laces and looked odd for a Star Wars figure (the only Star Wars figure I ever remember having shoe laces is the POTJ Mon Calamari officer figure).  He's a little tall, but it's ok for my needs.

Oh and tonight I decided to start on #14 in the Rykrof Enloe series... not too much work into it yet, but I did decide to make a sexy pic of Rykrof's wife.  You know, to show more reason why he'd rather be on Naboo that Dathomir...

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.10.05
Post by: Ryan on September 11, 2005, 12:29 AM
You had WAY too much fun with that I'll bet. :P

Excellent work CHEWIE. I love that custom of you. It is a great likeness. Nice work on Bail as well it is nice to see that some people actually have more than 1 set of clothing. The mechanic is nice looking as well. The blue was a nice choice for color. I'll be looking for all 3 of these in an upcoming PN< and your character should have more than just a little cameo. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: Diddly on September 11, 2005, 12:33 AM
I'm digging that Bail. The custom of you is cool also, too bad we don't have a reference pic to measure accuracy. :P

I like that Sneak Pic too. Although I think it makes her look like a ****. :-X
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2005, 01:35 AM
Diddly, actually there was a reference pic of me that I posted, it's the one with PI K A on it a few pages back.

SLC, all of those customs will have homes in the photonovel series, but the custom Jedi won't be "me" in the series... it just feels weird showing myself in something like that, so I think it will be some other character.  Probably a minor character at that.

And yeah, I had fun with that pic of Rykrof's wife lying in bed.  I realize it doesn't look great, but it took quite a while to do and I thought it might help show what Rykrof's missing out on.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: jokabofe on September 11, 2005, 01:42 AM
Great update on the figures Chewie... I like the mechanic guy. I love those background characters with no names  :P

The Jedi looks good too, as well as Bail. The Saga head was sooo much better than the ROTS head for him. The ROTS figure reminds me of one of the generic Vulcan's on the old school Star Trek show for some reason. That may be stretching it a bit, but it looks absolutely nothing like Jimmy Smits.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2005, 09:33 AM
Thanks Jokabofe.  I agree that the SAGA head seems to be a better match for Bail Organa.

I wish that I could get that pic of Alyssa in bed to look a little better, but when I try to sharpen the image, it gets too pixelated.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 11, 2005, 11:52 AM
Great update CHEWIE!
The custom of yourself turned out very well; even if it was just a random extra head, it still has a pretty decent resemblance to your ref. pic (at least as good as most of hasbro's attempts at likenesses anyway)

The Bail is great as well, I agree with some of the other comments that it's good to see characters in more than their requisite "one" outfit.

That mechanic is very cool!  Where do you get the XD Soldiers?  Are they the same as BBi figures (like the Navy Seal Breacher)?  I've heard people talking about these figures but have yet to see any...
Anyway, the custom turned out great, I can definitely see him in a hangar bay or something like that, nice work!

Nice job on Rykrof's wife too  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2005, 03:44 PM
The XD figures are sometimes found at Walmart these days, but they used to be in abundance at TRU until about a year and a half ago.

I've completed some more groundwork on the next photonovel, and I have a new program that I am going to experiment with some for lighting effect.  It's hard to use.  So I'll still use my regular program that I've been using for most of it, but will do some additional lighting like I did with the Alyssa in bed pic. Here's another pic that I made today, showcasing Coeli's awesome AT-TE.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/ATTEinaction2.jpg)

And I was able to sharpen up the Alyssa pic just a bit.  Not as much as I'd like, but it's a little more clear.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 12, 2005, 03:43 AM
Wow! Lots of new customs to comment on! Where to begin:

Demonic Palpatine: I didn't really like the way this figure looked until you posted the pic with the hood on. Once I saw the hooded pic, I realized how awesome the paint job was in bringing out the sculpted details, and bringing that decrepit old jerk to life. Great, great custom!

Ki Adi Mundi: Nice to see someone do a custom of him and give him some different duds. I really like the blue pic, and I'm pro-hat. I remember the comic you're refering to (It was the "Outlander" storyline that introduced A'Sharad Hett) and I liked the hat then too. Nice job.

Jedi Jus'Tinn Cook: I like it a lot, the drybrushing is great, and the head was a good choice. Don't know why you look so worried though.  ;)

Aqualish Senator: Great use of the crappy Palpatine body. You're really good at recycling bodies and making me realize theirs good uses for things in my fodder bin that I've deemed crap. I like the paint job...you made him look substantially different from Ponda Baba. And the hands are fine...big hands, I know you're the one. (Mad props to the first person who gets that reference...)

Bail Organa: Nice to see one of these pegwarmers is off the shelves. Actually, I think I like this one more than Hasbro's version. Good to see he's not always in the same outfit.  ;D

Mechanic: Yet another great background character that makes sense in the SW universe. You excel at these guys. One day I'll have to write a story about the life of one of the random mugs populating the bacground of your photonovels.

-DD



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: Famine on September 12, 2005, 01:38 PM
RX Bandits?

:-*

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: Quazar on September 12, 2005, 08:59 PM
A great new batch of customs, Chewie!!

Well done!

I really like the Ki Adi Mundi and think the hat looks great.  I remember seeing the comic book you referred to.  He did kinda have a hat that looked like that.  It looks very natural on him, not at all out of place.

The Chewie Jedi custom is great, too.  And it looks a lot like your picture!  Nice job.

I think the hands ARE a tad too big on the Aqualish, but the rest of the figure looks just fine.  That Palpatine body is a great fit for a Separatist leader.  Another imaginative use of parts.

Which brings us to Organa.  This is such a seamless integration of parts, it really looks like it could have been made by Hasbro.  Again, you have a terrific eye for this kind of thing - putting together new figures from existing parts with flair and ingenuity.

Always great to see your amazing designs! 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 12, 2005, 10:13 PM
Thanks Lance, I'm glad that the Bail turned out like it did.  It seems like a good parts match, and I'm happy with this figure.  I was going to dry brush him slightly, and might still do that.

And I reworked that Alyssa Enloe pic a bit.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DT-04.jpg)

And, for fun, a couple of guys made other versions of her.  These are hilarious, the first is by Glassman -

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

And then by Shellachead -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/shellachead/theroomsharpenedparttwo2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 13, 2005, 12:25 AM
And here's one more preview... I might show one more before the story is up... still a lot of work to do on it.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Ryan on September 13, 2005, 12:58 AM
Hmmm, it looks ok, but Dooku seems to be a bit cross-eyed.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 13, 2005, 10:32 AM
Yeah, he does look a little cross eyed.  I was proud of the picture until you pointed that out.   ;)

It's kind of difficult adding in some "real" features to some of the faces... I like doing it though in some cases to add a little more life to the characters.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 13, 2005, 12:11 PM
I still like it. You gave him a striking resemblance to Christopher Lee. I wish my photo editing skills were that good :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Ryan on September 13, 2005, 05:09 PM
Yeah, he does look a little cross eyed.  I was proud of the picture until you pointed that out.   ;)

It's kind of difficult adding in some "real" features to some of the faces... I like doing it though in some cases to add a little more life to the characters.

 :P

Oh don't get me wrong I reeally like how you add the expressions it makes them seem so much more realistic. This shot is excellent, I'd just fix the eyes and it'd be perfect. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Diddly on September 14, 2005, 12:19 AM
You're really "whoring" that Alyssa pic, aren't you CHEWIE? :-*

And that Dooku is very realistic!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Ryan on September 14, 2005, 12:20 AM
CHEWIE just likes looking at it. As a matter of fact so do I. ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 14, 2005, 11:23 AM
Ha Ha... you guys are a riot.  I'm not really trying to make her look like a whore, you'll see more in an upcoming story about her.

And for the 14th installment in the Rykrof series, I am about 1/4 of the way done with the photography and special effects.  Still a ways to go.  Last night I think I made some good progress.

I will show one more preview from that story before it goes "live."

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 14, 2005, 12:08 PM
What did you do to the Dooku to make him look more realistic? The cross eyes should be a two minute job to fix. What version of photoshop are you using now? Have you tried Paint.net ? I'm actually finding it easier to use than photoshop and I can still do lot of the same effects.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 14, 2005, 12:28 PM
For the eyes/mouth, I used existing pics of Christopher Lee and merged the eyes and mouth some with the Hasbro figure.

Well, I actually don't have Photoshop at all.  I have Picture It which is ok, but not the greatest.  To me, his eyes don't look too cross-eyed, but more or less too close together... I messed around with it a bit last night and it's looking a little better.  Even though it doesn't look perfect, I still think it looks better than the Hasbro figure, and much better than I could paint on my own (which I do plan on trying eventually).

I tried downloading that Paint.net, but I couldn't get it to download.  Ugh.  I can't even get AIM on my computer at home.  Don't know why.  I've been round and round with it, and I give up.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: baragon on September 14, 2005, 06:40 PM
Hey Chewie I was wondering if i could get a link to your Rykrof photonovels #1-9 because the pictures never show up for me. please help. :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Ryan on September 14, 2005, 07:02 PM
Hey Chewie I was wondering if i could get a link to your Rykrof photonovels #1-9 because the pictures never show up for me. please help. :'(

They don't show up because he doesn't have the bandwidth to host the older ones in addition to the new ones. Try his Custom Alliance site, it should have 1-5.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: baragon on September 14, 2005, 07:44 PM
THERE NOT THERE!!!  :o :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 14, 2005, 08:03 PM
CHEWIE - that Dooku looks really good.  If you fix the cross-eyed look, he'll be perfect.  I really like the detailing that you added to his beard, it looks really lifelike!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 01:30 AM
Baragon, I'm sorry, but those photonovels were taken down a while back due to a revamping of them, sort of a Special Edition.  They should be back up soon, I've been keeping my fingers crossed!  And I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

On a side note, here is a test shot for an upcoming story.  This took me about 3 damn hours to make.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/asajjinswamp1BBB.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Ryan on September 15, 2005, 01:55 AM
3 hours well spent I'd say. :)

Very nice mixtureof elements, I love all the different layers in the landscape and the reflection in the water, I think it's be cool if you could make reflections of the droids. Other than that this is a great look shot. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 15, 2005, 05:01 AM
Cant wait for the next chapter, let me compliment you on your photographic they are vastly improving my friend.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 15, 2005, 10:14 AM
I like the way you brought all of those elements together in photoshop. Reflections of the droids would be cool as would ripples around their feet. I like the spray of water near Ventress's skirt.

Chewie, have you ever heard of a program called Bryce? It's a 3d landscape generator. You can do this same image more realistically in Bryce than you could ever do in photoshop. You could even add some animation to it. The program is really easy to use and creates fantastic images. The program is about $100 but very powerful.

(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/galleries/artwork/65/11242M.jpg)
(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/galleries/artwork/65/11210M.jpg)
(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/galleries/artwork/65/11053M.jpg)
(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/galleries/artwork/65/10695M.jpg)
(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/galleries/artwork/65/10909M.jpg)

(http://www.cache.daz3d.com/store/item_file/3296/image_medium.jpg)

Link to DAZ (http://www.daz3d.com/shop.php?op=catmain&cat=130)


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys.  What a difficult pic that was for me.  The mountains right behind them are actual ones that are in my dioramas, and the figures are all from my collection as well.  The rest is added elements digitally.  I'd love to make reflections of the droids, but I started to and it looked really horrible...

I don't have Photoshop, I have a program called Picture It.  It's a basic program but I'm getting a little better with it still.  But it really has its limitations.

I also have a Photo Impact program that is hard as hell to use, I haven't dabbled into it too much.

Phruby, that looks like an interesting program.  I'll look into it, and thanks for the idea.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 01:55 PM
That looks great CHEWIE!  I agree that maybe adding the reflections of the battle droids would make it more realistic - also maybe you could "submerge" some of the droids that are in the middle of the water.  Still, looking cool as hell!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 03:30 PM
Well their feet are a little bit submerged, but I guess I could make the water look a little deeper in some areas?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 03:37 PM
Oh I didn't notice that at first.  Yeah I think it would be cool to progressively submerge them more and more as they get closer to the middle, and then have them walking out of the water at the other bank.  Maybe you could add some glints of light after they come out of the water?  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Ner_vod on September 15, 2005, 04:06 PM
Whoa! at first, I didn't see all those droids behind her. It looks cool, like the droids are camoed.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 09:47 PM
I have this awful urge to show another preview pic...  :-X

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 10:10 PM
I have this awful urge to show another preview pic...  :-X

 :P

Give into the dark side CHEWIE  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 11:14 PM
Ok, I caved in.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DA08.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 11:59 PM
Wow, the weathering looks really good on that clone!
I like the background scenery too, is that all composited into the image or is that a straight pic?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Ryan on September 16, 2005, 12:31 AM
Very nice! Exceelent weathering, what clone is that? I see it's a ROTS body and a CW head, do you like the ROTS body better or do you just have more of them?

The backgorund is great, Your really are doding a perfect job of mixing the real elements with the digital ones. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 16, 2005, 10:26 AM
Thanks guys.  It's a ROTS Clone #41 body, then the head is from one of those 3-pks in the Clone Wars line.  I had to hollow out the helmet a little more to get the helmet to fit on right.

This particular pic is mostly "real" - the only things added in digitally are the water and the green leaf like plants.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 17, 2005, 12:20 PM
Thanks to a little help from a friend at RS, here's that one pic again with reflections in the water, and I darkened the pic some to match the drearly look to Dathomir more.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: Diddly on September 17, 2005, 12:22 PM
I love it! Extremely lifelike. I love the dirty clone too!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Thursday 9.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 18, 2005, 11:13 AM
Thanks Diddly.  And I've done some homework on special effects this weekend with a new program I am trying to learn.  It's called Photo Impact.

I reworked that Clone pic (along with most everything else I've done so far for this story).  Here's that pic again, with some shadows from trees above.

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

I completed one of the Rancor sequences last night too.  Can't wait to show it...

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 18, 2005, 11:25 AM
Wow, those new pics look incredible!  Great effects work, I like the reflections on the water, but the clone pic looks very cool now!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 18, 2005, 04:31 PM
I agree - those effects are just incredible!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 18, 2005, 05:59 PM
Hey Chewie,

The new reflections in the Asajj Ventress shot look really cool... the only thing I would suggest adding is some mist around the jungle above her head.

The clone pic looks far better since you added the shadows from the jungle canopy above. VERY well done!

How long until this next chapter is done, do you estimate?

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 18, 2005, 07:18 PM
Thanks DD, I am sure this one will be up within a week tops, if not less... really it depends on work goes this week!  After this one though, I know that it will be at least a month before I can get another one completed. 

I've spent a few hours today just on one shot, creating an important establishment shot for a location on Dathomir.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: Ner_vod on September 18, 2005, 09:19 PM
Hey, Chewie explain your method of drybrushing 'cuz I am not good at it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 19, 2005, 10:28 AM
No problem.  I've explained it before a few times, but I don't mind doing it again.   ;)

What I do is get several differnent colors for a dry brush.  Depending on the color of the figure parts that are to be dry brushed, I try and find an opposite color.  Like if it's a black figure, then maybe I will use a yellow or white color for the dry brush.  If it's a light colored figure, then the dry brush will need to be applied with a darker color.

Technique - On a paper plate (or whatever) put a couple of smears of paint onto it.  Use your paint brush (not a fine detailing brush, but a thicker one) and dab it in the paint some.  Then run the brush onto a surface to get rid of "most" of the paint.  You can then start stroking the brush bristles against the figure, and ever so slightly the paint will appear to start showing over the details of the figure's sculpt.  The idea is to have to "force" the brush firmly against the figure to get any paint off the bristles.  Repeat as necessary.

Dry brushing seems to work best on a figure that has already been painted.  For example, if you were to dry brush a TIE fighter pilot, I would suggest repainting him black first, then doing the dry brush.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: Ner_vod on September 19, 2005, 08:19 PM
Thanx Chewie! ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 12:46 AM
No proplem... and Story #14 will be up within the next 24 hours...

Here's two last preview pics.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S8.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 20, 2005, 01:05 AM
OH NO!!! THE RANCOR!!!

I can't wait...this is gonna be great...so great it might rate a THREE word response from the people over at RS... ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Sunday 9.18.05
Post by: Ryan on September 20, 2005, 01:37 AM
Man those look really good! I saw the edited clone on FFURG the other day but I had to get to my hockey game so I didn't get a chance to comment on it. The updated version is much better, you really improved it with the shadows. I love the digital enhancments on the Rancor, it looks PERFECT. I like the crawl as well it is consise, and gets us up to speed without giving too much away. I am really excited for #14. :)

Speaking of RS, get New Bornelax over here. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated preview Tuesday 9.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 03:33 AM
Thanks guys... I couldn't sleep, so I went ahead and added the dialogue tonight... Story #14 is now up in the photonovel section!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - new story up Tuesday 9.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 21, 2005, 10:31 PM
Thanks for all of the feedback in the photonovel thread guys.  I really do appreciate it.   :)

I plan on hopefully getting a custom or two done this weekend, but until then here's a simple update, some head swaps to add a little variety to my AT-ST driver "army."

(http://chewie34.250free.com/AT-STdrivers.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 21, 2005, 11:39 PM
Cool customs, I have the lobot one myself, I also made a couple of African American, Asian & Hispanic Imperials as well, they are evil but they are equal oportunity employers!!!!

Awseome pictures & novel as well.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 21, 2005, 11:40 PM
Nice, simple, and effective CHEWIE.  I've been meaning to do this with some of my extra AT-ST Han figures, but I never get around to it! 
I can't wait to check out your photonovels!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Ryan on September 21, 2005, 11:41 PM
I wish I had had the money to pick up more of those during the OTC. Your's look really nice, simple, but effective. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 22, 2005, 04:41 PM
Thanks guys.  I know these aren't really spectacular or anything, I just thought I should update something other than just the photonovels this week.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Diddly on September 22, 2005, 06:16 PM
Pretty cool for simple headswaps. Nice to have a variety.

BTW, I can't remember if you've answered this or not, but how do you get the AT-TE Gunner's pauldron off? Is there a snap that I'm missing?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Ruprecht on September 22, 2005, 06:38 PM
I just cut mine
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 22, 2005, 06:58 PM


BTW, I can't remember if you've answered this or not, but how do you get the AT-TE Gunner's pauldron off? Is there a snap that I'm missing?

I actually made a single cut in a strap in an inconspicous place to get it off.  You can put it back on without noticing the cut.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 22, 2005, 07:10 PM
If you heat up the AT-TE Tank Gunner (in warm water or with a hair dryer) you can usually remove the straps because they stretch a bit.  Still, I normally just cut them off because it's quicker and I'm impatient  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Famine on September 22, 2005, 10:25 PM
I slipped mine off.


Not that hard. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 22, 2005, 11:32 PM
I'm a cutter too.  Nothing but a no good cutter.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 23, 2005, 11:20 PM
you no good, cutting, nerfherders are all the same... you make me SICK!


  :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: Ruprecht on September 24, 2005, 12:06 PM
You forgot scruffy-looking.

Nice AT-ST drivers, btw Chewie. 

As usual, I don't have anything to offer in regards to constructive criticism...your work always blows me away.

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 9.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 24, 2005, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the nice words on the AT-ST drivers, I know they're not complicated customs, but sometimes those easier ones are a nice break from some of the other ones.

Speaking of ones like that, here's one that I just finished up today.  His name is Saito Rest.  He'll be a fan-fic bounty hunter for the Rykrof Enloe series.  I also posted this in the Monthly Customizing Challenge, as it falls under this month's category.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.24.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 24, 2005, 06:59 PM
i hate you chewie, i was using the same body fo my monthly challenge >:( jk
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.24.05
Post by: Ryan on September 24, 2005, 09:37 PM
CHEWIE, I like this one but I don't think it is one of your best. I think the drybrushing and base colors look really cool,  think you could try and break it up some more though. Maybe change the color of the chest plate and jetpack to something a little lighter or darker. You could also add some different colored switches, lights, or insignia to the armor. I think the arms need to be shortened quite a bit, they really really long. Your wingspan is supposed to be the same as your height, his hands almost reach his knees and his arms are bent. I have ridiculously long arms, I'm 6'4" but I have a 6'9" wingspan, and my hands only reach the half point on my thighs. I think it is because of the gloves you added, they are a good choice but they add too much length to the forearms, you should trim down the forearms some so the arms are a better length.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.24.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 24, 2005, 10:51 PM
 As much as I hate it when people use only a few mandalorian parts on a custom I have to admit, you've made this one work, Chewbs! It's one of the most creative ways to use a spare helmet that I've seen! Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 9.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 01:04 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.  It was really the gloves I think that made the arms look too long.  Maybe I ought to change the coloring of the armor some.  Maybe a hint of red, or maybe a dull blue.  Even yellow might work.  But I don't want it to take away from his over paint scheme, I really like the non-colorful look to him.  Most of modern military seems to go for the same shades, and I know this is still a galaxy far, far away, but I do still like the paint scheme some.

Anyways, I was able to get two more customs finished up today, whoo hooo

First up, is Commander Snodd

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

He will be a Nemoidian Commander in the Clone Wars for the Rykrof Enloe series.  Kind of a fun, different custom to make.  He is kinda dull too I suppose, but I didn't want to spice him up too much.  I like his bland military look.  And that's not a lightsaber on his right hip, it's supposed to be a comm link.

Then, there is Tame Heem.  Tame Heem has appeared numerous times in the Rykrof Enloe series, but the guy needs a change of clothes once in a while.  So here he is in a more casual attire.

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

All three customs I posted tonight were kind of difficult, especially the Mandalorian and Tame Heem.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: jokabofe on September 25, 2005, 01:42 AM
Excellent work as always, CHEWIE. I'm digging the Ithorian Jedi. I may have to "re-visit" the one I made a few years back, especially since he's currently in pieces waiting to be put back together  :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 10:48 AM
Thanks Jokabofe, he's actually not a Jedi.  He's a senator in the Rykrof Enloe series, and these are just some more casual clothes for him.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Ruprecht on September 25, 2005, 11:07 AM
Quote
He's a senator in the Rykrof Enloe series, and these are just some more casual clothes for him.

In other words, he dons these to let his attendants know he's going to the pooper, so they can bring the sanitary arsewipes in.   :o

Nice work Chewie.  You excel at taking figures and parts which a lot of peeps deem crap, and turning them into cool customs.  I salute you!

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 25, 2005, 12:03 PM
Great update CHEWIE!  I really like the Mandalorian, although I would maybe add a little color to his helmet and armor.  Still, if you were going for a more "subdued" look, you really pulled it off.  The drybrushing is great as always!

Commander Snodd is awesome!  My idea for the bio Separatists was to do a squad of Neimoidian soldiers, but I guess you beat me to it!  The parts use is perfect for this guy (I didn't realize how good the Death Star Trooper helmet worked for a Neimoidian - a lot like the Neimoidian Warrior's helmet, but different enought to distinguish him as an officer of some kind). 

The Ithorian is well done too.  What body is that?  Is that just a repaint?  My Momaw Nadon figure has been in store for about 6 years so I don't really remember what he looks like...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 25, 2005, 12:16 PM
I'm loving that commander Snodd! Awesome use of parts. I never thought the neimoidian warrior's hea would look good on anything, but you made it work yet again, Chewie! Well done!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 03:51 PM
Thanks guys.  Senator Tame Heem would definitely have some sort of underwear on, he just doesn't have pants.  It's more or less a casual outfit for his non-public appearances.

For the Bounty Hunter Saito Rest, I have taken some advice and repainted him some. 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/SaitoRest2.jpg)

And I decided it was time to make a couple of Alderaan Guards.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Ryan on September 25, 2005, 04:06 PM
Wow he looks much better. :) I'm glad you went with a non-colorful look. The clone trooper gloves look really good on him too. Is there a face under the helmet?

I like the Alderaan Guards but I think I would have used a different holster, one less falical. :P

Tame Heem and the Niemodian look great. I really like that pale blue color.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 25, 2005, 04:21 PM
I am really digging the new version of Saito Rest, they are subtle, but I think the changes make the guy a whole lot better.

The Alderaanian guards are very cool too.  Good use for that figure  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 07:59 PM
I think Tame Heem uses the torso from Ketwol, and skirt from ROTS Mace Windu, if I'm not mistaken. Very nice, Chewie... even though Heem is a filthy traitor!  ;D

Saito Rest looks a lot better, in my opinion. Still subdued, but now the armor looks like separate pieces, which it didn't before. Vastly improved, says I. Went from a B- to an A+ in my book.

The Alderaanian guards look really nice too... once again, your drybrushing the details sets these above Hasbro's crap. Great work!

Oh, and I haven't forgotten commenting on Rykrof #14... it's just I have to have the time to do it in-depth.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 08:10 PM
Thanks guys.  Actually, Tame Heem is a friend of Rykrof, and did go back to the Republic in the story "Aggressive Negotiations."  He was being pressured by the Separatists to support their cause in "Traitor Within" which was the story prior to his turning back to the Republic.  Tame Heem will have an impact on future events as well. 

And I appreciate all of the feedback on these latest customs, see how much I can get done on a weekend when I'm not working on a photonovel!   ;)

A while back I made a custom Darktrooper, and the pic I had provided wasn't the best.  So I made a new pic and decided this will be my contribution to the Disaster Relief Charity Auction.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 10:20 PM
As you can see, I still haven't forgiven Tame Heem.  :P

The paintjob on the Darktrooper custom is amazing! How did you do it?

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 10:53 PM
I guess Tame Heem is a bit of a shady character, but it has always been for what he thought was best for his people.

The Darktrooper was actually mostly spray painted with expensive spray paints.  And then detailed with black acrylic paint for areas like the helmet.  I didn't know if I wanted to give this one up, but I figured it's for a good cause and I do have the parts to make a couple more for my own collection someday.

And here is Nollis Faul, a fan fic bounty hunter for the Rykrof Enloe series.

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

That's it, I made a lot of customs this weekend.  And I'm broke as a joke right now.  Might be time for me to put a few on ebay, which I am seriously considering now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Diddly on September 25, 2005, 10:54 PM
I love it all! I like how the Mandalorian isn't in traditional armor. He looks kind of chubby though. The senator and commander are pretty neat for what they are, as are the Tantive soldiers. The Darktrooper is great!

And you just added the bounty hunter! He looks really neat and mean. You keep adding so many characters to RE, it's hard to keep up!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Famine on September 25, 2005, 10:55 PM
I've heard some broke ass jokes. ;)

What did you do to his blaster? Play by play, please?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 11:33 PM
Wow, I didn't realize how many customs I had completed this weekend and posted.  So, here's a quick summary so anyone jumping in now might not need to go back any pages.  I'll run through each one again, with detailed recipes if anyone wants them.


Field Commander Snodd

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

Made for the Rykrof Enloe series, he is a Field Commander in the Nemoidian Military serving Count Dooku.  He is made from a Dannik Jerriko and Nemoidian Warrior.  The helmet is from the SAGA Ewok drum set that has a Death Star helmet on it.  Then I gave him a wash and a bit of a dry brush to make at least a little wear on his outfit.


Tame Heem

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

One of my favorites I've made in some while.  He is a consistent character in the photonovel series, showing up in about half of the stories.  As a senator, he usually is all dressed up for show, but here is this guy in more casual attire when he's not out in the public.  Made from the Ketwol torso and arms, a Hammerhead for the head, hands and legs, and a Mace Windu tunic.  Then painted blue and lighty dry brushed.


Saito Rest

(http://chewie34.250free.com/SaitoRest2.jpg)

Part of this month's customizing challenge.  He is a bounty hunter who has ties to the Badoo Corba for the photonovel series.  And he is made from a Jango Fett helmet, Clonetrooper hands, SAGA Snowtrooper torso, and an XD figure for the arms and legs.  Painted several coats, and dry brushed.


Alderaan Troops

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

I guess these are more or less guards at Bail Organa's estate or something.  They will definitely be in the series.  Made from the ROTS Antilles body, then one of them has a Faytonni head.  The other is still the Antilles head, but with a goatee to make it be a different looking character.  Had to scalp the heads pretty good to get the helkmets to glue on right (helmets from POTJ Fleet Troopers) and then painted the helmets, chin straps, and a bit of a wash/dry brush on the uniforms to make them look a little less plastic.


Darktrooper

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

This one was shown a couple months back actually, but I decided to take better pics of him for the Charity Auction.  Just a CT Stormtrooper, Bust Up Stormtrooper head, and a Jango Fett backpack w/ minor adjustments to it.  Then dry sprayed dark blue and black at the same time, then black acrylic paint on the needed mask/under armor areas.  I'll make a couple more of them probably, and someday down the road, they will appear in a photonovel.


Nollis Faul

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

Another entry for this month's customizing challenge.  Kinda liked how he turned out.  Just a VOTC Han Solo, with Endor Soldier gloves and a Captain Typho helmet.  Repainted quite a bit.  His gun was just some blaster I had in a box of weapons, then I dry brushed it with light tan paint.


It felt good to get some customs done this weekend, very relaxing and a nice break from the photonovels.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2005, 11:56 PM
Wow!  What a great figure!

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


I love the use of the nemoidian head and the DS trooper helmet.  The hookah clasp on his leg works graet for a stun baton holder.

I also really dig the Alderaanian tropers... might have to do that with the one of those peg-warming Bails.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 26, 2005, 01:50 PM
Since you've repainted Saito Rest, I really like him.  There's something really cool about him (he has that Boba Fett pre-EU/pre-AotC mystery to him). 

What jetpack is that on the darktrooper?  It looks like a Boba Fett jetpack, but the missile looks different.... ???
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 26, 2005, 02:06 PM
Greg, the jetpack for the Darktrooper is just a Jango Fett backpack, with the missle removed and a lightsaber handle replacing the missle.

And I have started on the script for the 15th story in the Rykrof Enloe series... I think this is going to be a hard story to do but it should be fun.  It will definitely be the biggest one yet.  It will be titled "Edge of Death."  I might be able to start on it this week, but it's going to be at least 3-4 weeks before I get it completed.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 27, 2005, 10:37 AM
Due to financial problems, these figures are being sold on ebay.  I hate to do it but I have little choice right now.  These are all ones that I could probably remake eventually.  I doubt they will go for too much, but every little bit helps.   :-\

(http://chewie34.250free.com/501stormtroopers.jpg)

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

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 28, 2005, 12:07 AM
Wow, I love them all, can you PM your ebay link to me?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 28, 2005, 12:57 AM
Yes, I could do that Tijuana.  Thanks for asking my friend.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 28, 2005, 01:17 AM
I found it!!!

And I hope I win some!!!! ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 28, 2005, 04:52 PM
Thanks Tijuana.  But by all means, please don't feel obiligated to bid on any of my stuff.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 28, 2005, 08:15 PM
Honored more than Obligated my friend, your customs are Fantastic, and if I win I will have some Chewie Originals.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Famine on September 28, 2005, 08:33 PM
Honored more than Obligated my friend, your customs are Fantastic, and if I win I will have some Chewie Originals.


They are a treat to have. I have one, and I 100% recomend them. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: ThePerennial on September 28, 2005, 11:43 PM
I WISH I had an E-bay account so I could bid on that Commander Grae! Well, actually, I'd need money for that, and I just spent my allowence on paints :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 29, 2005, 12:07 AM
Famine - Thanks, I am glad you still like that figure.

Perennial - I know how that goes!  I wish I didn't have to put them on ebay.   :'(

But, they are all of figures that I feel I could re-create again later on down the road when money isn't so tight.

If you want to make your own Grae, I could probably help you with it if you need me to.

And I can't wait to start working on the next story in the Rykrof Enloe series.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: MetalJedi on September 29, 2005, 01:56 AM
I WISH I had an E-bay account so I could bid on that Commander Grae! Well, actually, I'd need money for that, and I just spent my allowence on paints :P

Commander Grae is awesome! I may just have to bid on him.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on September 29, 2005, 10:30 AM
Thanks, that figure was pretty fun to make.  A lot of experimenting on what I was doing went into it.  It was one of those projects where I was just throwing a few parts together to see what might come of it. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on September 30, 2005, 03:02 PM
Getting back into gear here. I just got a new computer yesterday, after the last one died a horrible death withint he first week of school about a month ago.

Looked back out on the past works you've done in my absence, and I must say I do like.

I wish I had something customs to post, but as of right now I got nothing...

I'm just glad I can use a computer again to see yours, and everyone elses fine work.  :)

gonna go look around now.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 2, 2005, 10:38 PM
Dimetrodon, I was beginning to get a little worried about you my friend!  I'm sorry about your computer problems, but I'm glad you're back.  I always look forward to hearing your comments on my customs, photonovels and everyone's else work too.   And also your work, which hopefully you'll be able to update sometime soon.  :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 3, 2005, 01:25 AM
Ok, for anyone who hasn't seen all 14 of the stories in the Rykrof series and wants to, here's your chance.  All of them are back up right now.  I don't know how long they can stay on my bandwidth limit, but they are all showing for now.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 9.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 3, 2005, 05:35 PM
I have started on #15 - Edge of Death.  Here is a preview pic.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/E-1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 3, 2005, 06:30 PM
15? wow. I have to read 13 and 14 still. I just finished writing a paper for my American  history class, but still have two tests to study for. Art History and Bio.  yay.. college..

I can't wait to get in there and read those, let alone part 15 when you finish it up.

The hologram effect in that picture is done extremely well, and it seams you're getting better with the effects every time you put out a new story.  I look at these works you do and just get excited  ;D

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: Quazar on October 3, 2005, 11:08 PM
Chewie,

Is that another all digital background?  It looks really cool.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 4, 2005, 12:30 AM
Thanks both of you.  And yes, the background is indeed digital in that shot.  The floor is real, and so is the platform that Sidious is on.  But the wall itself is digital.

And what the hell... two more preview pics from #15.  I got a lot done on this story today!

(http://chewie34.250free.com/4.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Snodd2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 4, 2005, 12:23 PM
Really like the console chewie, very cool...Where do you keep all this stuff?? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 4, 2005, 01:51 PM
Thanks Glassman.  Owen D actually made that for me (along with a lot of other things).

I am very fortunate that my wife lets me have a Star Wars room, where all of the stuff is set up on shelves.  Here's a peek into my Star Wars room.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-008.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/collection-009.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: Ruprecht on October 4, 2005, 02:33 PM
Awesome setup Chewie.  I like that shuttle - beautiful weathering job.  I do covet thine possessions! 

That shelving you use, is that the same kind I could get at Walmart, Target, or a hardware store?

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 4, 2005, 03:13 PM
I actually didn't weather the shuttle any, that's how Hasbro made it.  They did a great job on it.

I bought all of the shelves at Lowes Hardware Stores.  They run about $70.00 each.  I have 6 of them, packed to the max.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: jedipurge on October 4, 2005, 03:48 PM
chewie once again total admiration of your collection.  while i was staring and drooling over it i noticed the Quarren you have that look like from the clone wars cartoon, and also you have a fig. with a red saber between a$$ kicked Ani and holo sids who is that?  and one more quick question the luke you have dueling vader in Bespin dio is that a custom or standard fig any closeup's of these figs i mentioned would be greatly appreciated.  the seats that Rykrof is sitting are those the same design as the niub numb's, spelling?, used in his DS conf room because they look really great and add just that much more detail to the shot.  is that like a sat. dish next to the shuttle i could totally see that being in a shot from the movies.  i have so many comments/questions/requests for closeups on all your stuff i could fill up this board so i better stop while i'm ahead.  great stuff can't wait for #15 to be up and ready.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2005, 11:19 AM
jedipurge, I will try and answer your questions.   :)

Quarrens - These excellent figures were made for me by Owen D at www.owenscustoms.com - here is a good pic of them from his site.

(http://www.owenscustoms.com/secondsquidheads3.JPG)

Sora Bulq - That is the figure with the red saber.  It's a custom that I made.  Here is a better pic of him in the latest photonovel.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S18.jpg)

Bespin Luke - That is a custom - I don't have any new pics of him yet, but I will try and do so soon!

Chairs - Yep, Owen D made those for me.  They work out well for a lot of miscellaneous dioramas.

Satellite - Owen D made that for me too!  It's a removable radar dish.  It's outstanding work by him.

And what the heck... one more preview for #15.... which is over half way done now.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/24.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 5, 2005, 11:30 AM
I remember those Quarrens, They still look great.

Great action/ preview shot!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 5, 2005, 11:39 AM
I like that Nimo warrior. When you make interior shots, do you build physical sets or photoshop them together? How much of the picture with Dooku and the weequy is real?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2005, 12:06 PM
Thanks Glassman and Phruby.

When I make pics for the photonovels, I try and use as many real elements as I can.  I take the pics in a real environment, but add in some backgrounds when needed.

For example, this shot is 100% real, except the Battle Droid leg was added in digitally -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S18.jpg)

For this pic, everything is real, except for the mud and the green leaves.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Snodd2.jpg)

Everything is real here except for the wall.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/E-1.jpg)

In this one, the water and green leaves/purple flower things were added in digitally.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S7.jpg)

Everything is real in this pic, except for the "shade" thing on the window.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S28.jpg)

This pic has quite a bit of digital additions.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S15.jpg)

This was my most complex pic yet.  All that is real is the figures, some of the mountains, the yellowish shrub things and part of the fort.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/S26.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 5, 2005, 12:18 PM
What would be cool to see is a wide angle shot of the set where we can see the box this is all setup in. Kind of a behind the scenes shot.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: MasterYogurt on October 5, 2005, 12:24 PM
Those customs look fantastic!I also like the way you photograph them. You must have alot of free time on your hands and from the look of things you spend it wisely. Keep those customs coming.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2005, 12:28 PM
Ok, I will do some "in progress" shots.  That would be kind of fun.

Yogurt - Welcome!  I don't have as much free time as I'd like, but I do spend my spare time customizing quite a bit.  I do work 45 hours a week, and am married (no kids ...yet).  But for the past 5 or so years, I have spent 2-3 nights a week after I get home from work to devote a few hours to this insane hobby.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 5, 2005, 03:55 PM
Jeez CHEWIE - those shots are getting better and better!
I think I left off at Photonovel #6, so I really need to catch up!  I'm missing out!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 6, 2005, 12:31 AM
Yeah Greg, get caught up!   ;)  And if you want to give an analysis or thoughts on each one in their thread, please do; I would love to hear what you have to say about them.

Per Phruby's request, I made a before and after pic.  And yes, this is the last preview for #15.   ;)

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

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: Famine on October 6, 2005, 02:25 PM
Hey! Weather those blasters, soldier. They look like they're fresh from the factory!

That's an order! ;)

I like the before and after with the effects. Very cool. Are those model railroad cliff sides?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 6, 2005, 02:47 PM
That's a good idea Famine.  The rifle is actually weathered some, but the smaller blaster isn't.  I haven't weathered too many weapons yet, but I know that I should.  It's good for the effects and gives a much more realistic look.

The background cliffs were purchased at Michael's several years ago.  They are from some sort of Christmas sets, and were originally white (to look like snow) so I repainted them.  I have several of them.  I wish I could afford some more soon, and paint them black for Mustafar.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 7, 2005, 12:32 AM
I made a ton of progress on the photonovel tonight... so stay tuned, I am thinking the update will be by this weekend... Sunday perhaps!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 7, 2005, 06:37 PM
Wooo hooo!

I finished up #15 - Edge of Death today.  I woke up sick today and called in at work.  Slept in, woke up and still feel kinda crappy, but I was so close to being done with this one, all I had to add was the dialogue.  So it's up and complete now - check it out, let me know your thoughts.   :)

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9653.0

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: Famine on October 7, 2005, 11:07 PM
Got anything good for us lined up on the customs block?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 7, 2005, 11:10 PM
Got anything good for us lined up on the customs block?


Always.

Just kidding.  Right now I haven't got anything brewing just yet.  But I promise I'll make a custom or two this weekend, and have them posted by Monday.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: Famine on October 7, 2005, 11:15 PM
Promises promises.  :-*

Your such a tease.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.06.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 7, 2005, 11:19 PM
Yeah, just for that, I will put off customizing until the next photonovel is done.  Just teasing.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 9, 2005, 02:19 PM
Ok, I have to credit fellow member Talon Karde for inspiration on this one, my version of a Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/ObiWan1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/ObiWan2.jpg)

It's turned out to be one of my favorite customs I've made.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on October 9, 2005, 02:45 PM
Definately a keeper....how'd you get the legs on? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 9, 2005, 03:18 PM
Is that a superhero showdown Dr. Doom cape?

Very well done, Chewie! I like this one a lot!

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Diddly on October 9, 2005, 04:19 PM
That is great! I believe that's the first custom I've seen with ball joint boil/pops. Please explain how you did that!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 9, 2005, 05:47 PM
Thanks guys.  It's not too complex of a custom really.  Just the following parts -

- Pilot Obi Wan
- Clone #6
- Dr. Doom cape

The boil and pop method worked just as usual for this actually - I was quite surprised and happy about it.  Then I did have to drill just a bit in the "holes" in the Obi Wan's elbows and knees to get the Clone pegs to fit right.  But it wasn't too hard.  And then did some weathering and repainted the cape.

DD, I can't believe how quickly you recognized the cape.  I can't slide anything by you!   ;)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 10, 2005, 12:28 AM
Just yesterday I was looking at that Doom figure and saying, "That'd be a keen Jedi cape..."   :P

This is one of my favorite customs you have done, Chewie. It looks really clean, factory made in fact. Can't wait to see it show up in your photonovels.

-DD 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Ryan on October 10, 2005, 12:54 AM
Excellent custom Justin! After seeing your's and Talon's I may have to make one myself. There are enough Pilot Obi-Wans and SA clones lying around here that I'd have no problem getting the fodder. :) I really like that cape, it is a near perfect fit for the figure, it is a bit too pre-posed but it still looks great.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on October 10, 2005, 08:10 AM
i love this ball jointed custom, it's definitely one of my fave characters' outfits from the clones wars animated series

the weathering is uber cool too, chewie
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 10, 2005, 11:16 AM
Wow! I may have to use that recipe CHEWIE! Is it easier to boil and pop these pegs than the POTF2-SAGA ones? That looks really cool!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 10, 2005, 11:34 AM
This is my favorite custom of yours as of late chewie.
While you do great stuff regularly, its mostly from your imagination, so you can relly only comment on overal out come, but being able to compare your figure againt some sort of reference
is what makes your talents more apparent. Great parts use the all fit together well, and the  weathereing is perfect in my book as far as amount.

I had thought of making an animated version... I started the head... never followed up on it though.
BUt you've inspired me to do so.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Quazar on October 11, 2005, 02:45 AM
This is a GREAT Clone Wars Obi Wan....GREAT, GREAT....great....

nothing to say here, nothing constructive or critical...just praise.  Fantastic job!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 11, 2005, 01:21 PM
I kinda skipped over the preview pictures for part 15  because i haven't even read the last two yet. but now that its out I am going to read all 3 in a row, hopefully by the weekend.

That Obi Wan is really fantastic though. I'm surprised that Hasbro didn't amke one like that when they did the Clone Wars toyline (non animated)

A fine addition to any collection... namely yours I guess  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on October 11, 2005, 08:40 PM
do the legs come out tough casue if u drilled a hole in leg it wont stay in
right
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 11, 2005, 09:35 PM
He turned out awesome CHEWIE - nice stuff!  Talon has stumbled on to something here, I think we're all going to make a version of this guy  ;)

The weathering is perfect, as usual, and the Doom cape looks great.  I normally prefer SG capes, but that Doom cape fits the figure well. 

I didn't realize that you could boil-n-pop ball-joints.  The possibilities have opened up  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Jeff on October 12, 2005, 10:44 AM
Ok, I have to credit fellow member Talon Karde for inspiration on this one, my version of a Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/ObiWan1.jpg)

Wow, I might just have to try this out myself.  Looks great!

Forgive my asking, but what/where is the Dr. Doom cape from?  I'm not really into the Marvel stuff, so I don't know what the deal is with the "superhero showdown" stuff.  They don't seem to have them at the local Target. 

Is it an older/discontinued line or is it a new line that is pegwarming somewhere I don't know about?   :-\
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 12:11 PM
Darth Delicious - Yep, the Dr. Doom cape is so awesome.  I am working on doing something with the leftover body too... might be interesting. 

Ryan - You're right, the cape is kinda pre-posed... but I've lost most of my love for soft goods other than Vader's cape and the Dooku one... a Dooku cape might work too for him.  And Talon's discovery on this method should open up a whole new customizing world for us!

Lando - The boil-pop method worked extremely well and was easy on this one.  Very simple actually...

Glassman - One of the reasons I usually make fan fic stuff without reference shots is probably my inability to make things look exactly like I want them to... this one was one of the few lately that I used any reference material for.  It's not completely accurate of course, but I do like it.

Dimetrodon - Thanks buddy... and when you do get around to reading the latest photonovels, I'd love to hear your input.

Smarty - In order to get the pegs to fit, I did find it necessary to drill a little in the holes to make them slightly deeper and wider (but not much at all).  Just be careful and use a small drill bit if you try it.

Jeff - No problem - check out your local TRU - it seems to be the only place that is getting in a 3-3/4" line of Marvel figures - they are pretty new.  Very detailed stuff.  They are kinda pricey though at $7.99 each.

Here's a pic of the Doom figure -

(http://www.ringofcollectors.com/tf05/toybiz/supshowdown/images/ssdoom4.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Ryan on October 12, 2005, 03:37 PM
(http://www.ringofcollectors.com/tf05/toybiz/supshowdown/images/ssdoom4.jpg)

Quote


Is that supposed to be like a big Attactix?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 12, 2005, 04:15 PM
Its Super Hero Showdown.  It a role playing game with figures.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 04:50 PM
Here's the other figures from it.

(http://www.411beanies.com/1capt/showdowngroup.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 11:01 PM
Ok, here is a clone disguised as a Jedi from the Jedi Temple in the ROTS novel.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Ryan on October 12, 2005, 11:07 PM
Very nice Justin! I really like that cloak Which hood did you use? I think that the skirt shold be trimmed down so it is a bit shorter. It looked shorter in the picture. I
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Greg on October 12, 2005, 11:23 PM
Chewie, that is awesome. He really does his job well, it took me a while to notice that he was a clone!! :)
He looks a little like Roth Del Masona(sp.?) from AOTC to me.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Famine on October 12, 2005, 11:30 PM
Wow CHEWIE! That is one simply badass custom. I dig what you did with him. What parts did you use?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Ruprecht on October 13, 2005, 12:26 AM
What can I say, Chewie, other than another job very well-done.  What did you use for that hood?

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 13, 2005, 01:47 AM
First of all, thanks to the Black Dog for the idea.

And thank you guys, glad that everyone seems to like him.

I guess I could have trimmed the skirt a bit, that's a very good idea.  Here are the parts used -

Body - ROTS Agen Kolar
Head - ROTS Clone Evolutions
Hands - 21st Century Xtreme Detail figure
Robes - ROTS Pilot Obi Wan Kenobi
Hood - POTJ Obi Wan Kenobi

The hood is removable and he can wear the robes with or without the hood.  He robes are obviously removable.

Then I made another custom tonight for the BLUE HARVEST Monthly Customizing Challenge.  Lord Cration is made from -

Body - Army of Darkness skeleton
Head - Army of Darkness deadite soldier
Robes - ROTS Magna Guard x 2

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Reid on October 13, 2005, 06:51 AM
Ok, here is a clone disguised as a Jedi from the Jedi Temple in the ROTS novel.

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

 :P

I have'nt read the novel, but why would a clone disguise himself as a jedi?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Ryan on October 13, 2005, 07:09 AM
That's a GREAT star to the Blue Harvest Challenge.  :) I love the double Magna Guard robes, they fit together nicely. The coloring on them turned out perfect. I like the dark brown, comment on the perfect drybrushing is getting to be cliche but I'll do it anyways: the drybrushing looks perfect. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 13, 2005, 09:47 AM
I love that clone jedi. He looks really simple to build until I read the parts that you used. He's alot more complicated than he looks but you were able to hide that really well. I like the coloring of the cape.

Lord Cration is very scary. I've never seen the army of darkness figures around here. I wish I could use them for fodder.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 10:14 AM
Wow chewie, those are great.
The clone as a jedi was an interesting picture, but it didnt excite me enough to make one.
Now i see yours and " I WANT ONE"!!

Nice use of parts and paint apps.

The army of darkness fig is great. 
Phurby, i see them at comic book stores, not the usual places like TRU, W-mart and Tar-get'
They were on sale at one by me, i'll go check em out and see if they still have any. This was a while ago though, liek june or july.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 13, 2005, 10:26 AM
Nice stuff CHEWIE  :D

Clone Jedi is an interesting concept; it turned out very well.  The combination of the ROTS Pilot Obi-Wan cloak with the POTJ Obi Wan hood work perfectly.

Lord Cration is cool. Gotta love the AoD figures!  Clever use of the Magna Guard robes too.

Great painting as always CHEWIE, great work!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.13.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on October 13, 2005, 12:33 PM
this clone/jedi is way cool, i need to read the rots novelization
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 14, 2005, 12:10 AM
Ok, decided to make a couple more customs tonight. 

First off, an armored Ki Adi Mundi, maybe he'd wear something like this in some battle during the Clone Wars.

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


And now a second clone disguised as a Jedi from ROTS in the Jedi Temple after Order 66.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/JediClone2.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Ryan on October 14, 2005, 12:14 AM
Ki-Adi mundi looks fantastic! I really like the armored bootes and forearm look on Jedi. The weathering on them is execellent as well. Great choice with the Dooku cape, it fits him perfectly.

The clone is really nice, I think I might like the first one better, I just am not a huge fan of that Mave body, especially the arms.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 14, 2005, 10:04 AM
These are both great chewie. Love the ki-adi.  Exceptional paint jobs as usual.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Greg on October 14, 2005, 09:56 PM
Chewie, the Ki-Adi looks awesome. I think a Plo Koon in that style would look sweet.  There is something about that second disguised clone that I don't really like. Maybe it's the head? I like the other(#1) clone/Jedi much better.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Famine on October 14, 2005, 10:52 PM
I'm not so sure about the Ki-Adi, but I'm definatley a fan of the new clone. My question is why do they have black cloaks?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Ryan on October 14, 2005, 11:02 PM
They look dark brown to me...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Famine on October 14, 2005, 11:07 PM
Looks like black and silver to me.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Ryan on October 15, 2005, 03:51 AM
Justin I think you've exceeded your bandwidth. :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 16, 2005, 02:50 AM
I've purchased tons of extra bandwidth, and it t looks like it's not a bandwith issue, but rather something wrong with www.250free.com... sorry, hopefully the site will be back up soon!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 03:30 PM
I was going to run through some comments on your new stuff today too!   :-[

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2005, 12:05 PM
www.250free.com is really making me mad... it's been down since Friday!  Grrrrr

Anyways, MistaBinks was kind enough to host a new custom image for me.  Here is Trulos, a fan fic Nemoidian contact for Nute Gunray during the Clone Wars.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 17, 2005, 01:06 PM
As i posted at scum, Great figure. Parts fit seamlessly and the paint techniques are always top notch.
they remind me of Scoundrel's stuff from way back. I dont know if his site is still up, but his paint jobs were the best IMO, and yours remind me alot of his.


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2005, 06:20 PM
Hey, finally www.250free.com is back up, so all my images are showing again.   :)

Thanks for the kind words Glassman.  I love The Scoundrel's Gallery... I wish that Tony Rice still updated.  Here's a link to his site -

 http://www.angelfire.com/ab2/scoundrel/starwarscustoms.html

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: jedistyle on October 17, 2005, 08:01 PM
nice, can you give a recipie? i really like the weathering on the pant legs, excellent as usual! it's cool to see some use of the nemoidian's as you do. what is this your 2nd or 3rd nemoidian custom? i wonder why there is such a difference in the nemoidian head size from nut gunray to the nemoidian warriors?

anyway great work as usual, i always enjoy seeing your customs...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2005, 09:52 PM
Cool Nute Chewie! He reminds me of an alien from a 50's B movie - Attack of the Creature with the Sterotypical Asian Accent!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2005, 10:00 PM
It was a pretty simple custom, just used the following parts -

head - Lott Dodd
body - Ishi Tib
robe - Captain Antilles

The dry brushing did help this custom a lot.  It looked pretty weak before that was added to it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 18, 2005, 12:36 AM
I had this WW2 figure from a while back, and decided he could be customized into a custom somehow.  Made this one tonight during the Cardinals unreal comeback over the Astros.

Republic Field Officer

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.18.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 18, 2005, 02:02 AM
Some great new stuff, Chewie.  I really like the clones, and that you varied them up a bit. Both came out great, but I like the first one a little more...mostly because the MAce Windu figure kind of has Gorilla arms that look a little too long. Still, that's Hasbro's problem, not yours. It came out great.


The Ki Adi Mundi in the clone armor is really well done; it really blends together well, even though I woudn't have thought the arms compatible. Probably my favorite of this new bunch.

Trulos is really imaginative...but again, this is yet another custom whose magic lies entirely in the paint job. The job on the face is especially convincing...it makes this guy look totally different from Lott Dodd. I also like that the boots don't have quite as much weathering...makes them seem newer than the rest of his ensemble, or at least that he puts some importance upon their care.

The Republic Field Officer is nicely done and reminiscent of some of the designs seen in the ART OF ROTS book. I want to make one of these now.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.18.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 18, 2005, 03:56 PM
Wow, it sure has been quite around here today...

I didn't explain much on it before, but this is supposed to be a Field Officer uniform, meaning that this is something this type of officer would be wearing in the trenches directing a group of Clone Troopers. That is why I like the trenchcoat look to him, kind of like Admiral Screed from the Droids Cartoon.

If there is anything I'd like to change on it, it would be the buttons.  But the plastic used on the chest/cloak is on is a very rubbery material, and is a lot more difficult to work with than regular plastic used on figures. I don't want to take the chance of screwing it up. And I seem to remember the Imperial Officers on Jabiim during the evacuation having some sort of similar uniforms.

Anyways though, more than anything this is supposed to be a fan-fic design, not a replica of any particular design. Just like we see in ROTS, there is a large variety of Clone Trooper designs... I never thought we see such a colorful range of designs, so I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to see a broad range of designs for non-Clone uniforms as well.

DD, you you have any pics of those officer designs in ROTS Art book?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2005, 12:20 AM
Created this one tonight, using the following parts -

- Evolutions ROTS Clone body/pauldron
- Evolutions Sandtrooper rifle/backpack
- Clone head
- Bacara helmet
- dry brushing, added detail stripe to top of helmet

Fan Fic Heavy Weapons Clone Trooper

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 19, 2005, 02:03 AM
Uh-oh! Looks like Chewie has taken up cloning!  ;)

I like this one a lot, Chewie. It looks really good, the pieces blend naturally under your fine weathering job.

Preparing for Battlefront II, eh?   :D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: Ryan on October 19, 2005, 04:43 AM
Fantstic updates Justin! Sorry i haven't commented sooner, I had a test on Monday and Hockey games Sunday, Monday, and tonight, and on top of that I have been feeling exceptionally lazy lately. :P

Trulos- It definitely reminds me of Tony's work. Throw those parts together and they'd look OK, but add your drybrushing and it becomes a fantastic figure. I love the skin coloring, it is something that has been missing on all of Hasbro's Neimodians. I like how it looks like he polishes his boots as well.

Republic Field Officer- Very nice, I agree it seems like something you'd see in the Art of ROTS book. I really like the Nazi/Empire parallels, so it is really neat to see it in figure form. I think I'd sand the buttons off, they just don't seem to fit.

Fan Fic Heavy Weapons Clone Trooper- Good to see someone is brave enough to us some Evo clones for customs. :) The parts fit together nicely, and I really like how you highlighted that little groove on the top of the helmet. And the drybrushing looks excellent of course. I do have one minor gripe, though I'm not sure how exactly you could fix it. The helmet seems to sit a bit to high, as if he has a long neck. I'm not sure if you hollowed the helmet out so that you can still use the clone as a regular Evo clone, or if this guy is permanent, I think i'd try and find a way to lower it a bit if possible.

I hope you have another update soon, I'll actually try to update on time, which reminds me I still have to writte out my critique on Chapter 15.... :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 19, 2005, 10:34 AM
The first thing i thought when i saw your field imperial..He looks like a german soldier.
Then i read he was from a WWII fig.  Maybe you can do something else to him to make
him look less like a WW2 soldier. Maybe add some electronic piece to his coat or sleeve.

The Clone is nicely done. Great assemebly of parts.

Great paint job on both.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2005, 11:05 AM
That's a good idea on the Imperial Field Commander... I think I'll see if I can remove the buttons, and then add on a badge on his chest.  Maybe even paint the Imperial insignia on his shoulder.

For the Heavy Weapons Clone, I did hollow out a Bacara helmet, so there is a head under there... that's why it kind of sits high on his shoulders I guess. 

And I'm looking forward to your review of #15 Ryan... and of anyone else who wants to give their input too!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wedsday 10.19.05
Post by: Famine on October 19, 2005, 07:33 PM
Give him an Imperial rank insignia on his chest, and make the buttons pitch black on his coat. Slap a Republic symbol on his sholders, and it's go time! Maybe give him some different colored pants like you did to Tylin.

I love that heavy weapons trooper. You should convert one of those blaster holsters into a pouch for a remote detonator controll, or a heavy fire becon for say, a Star Destroyer. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 20, 2005, 03:48 AM
Good ideas there Famine.  I'll keep those in mind.

Also.... updated a figure tonight after the Cardinals game (can't sleep that well still) with a new version of the main character in the photonovel series... this will be a future look for him.

Rykrof Enloe

(http://chewie34.250free.com/NewRykrof10.20.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: Ryan on October 20, 2005, 04:13 AM
I see Rykrof finally got the yellow commander's striping he deserves. :)

That backpack/leg strap get up is interesting. What is it for? And would you happen to have a picture of him from the backside?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 20, 2005, 09:41 AM
I sense a pattern in Chewie's latest customs. Top notch as usual. What is that backpack/leg strap thing?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 20, 2005, 10:45 AM
I'll try and get a better pic of him up soon showing the back (which has a Snowtrooper backpack repainted).

The strap thing I added just for variety; it's removable.  I'm not sure the function of it yet actually!  I just thought it looked kind of neat in a way.

And I thought it was time to give him the stripes he deserves too.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on October 20, 2005, 11:02 AM
it's odd but i nover noticed our fave commander was wearing a regular trooper armor,

 i agree we need a pic showing is back which is a bit mysterious
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 20, 2005, 11:25 AM
Yeah, he's been in white most of the time... but usually has had a shoulder pauldron like here -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/BT32.jpg)

I think the yellow stripes are a good color for him.  And the backpack isn't anything too special, but I'll try and show it soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 20, 2005, 03:30 PM
I see Rykrof finally got the yellow commander's striping he deserves. :)

That backpack/leg strap get up is interesting. What is it for? And would you happen to have a picture of him from the backside?

Why so interested in Rykrof's backside, Ryan? Think he has a nice caboose?  ;)

Another nice, creative use of the Evolutions clones, Chewie. About time Rykrof got a little recognition. I wonder though, if you should add some element that signifies to the rank and file that not only is he a commander, but also not a clone. A rank badge might work, and there's precedent for soldiers wearing them, much like the Snowtrooper that rides with Veers on Hoth.

By the way, I've already started to duplicate your Heavy Weapons trooper.   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 21, 2005, 12:33 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking a rank badge might be in order too.  Thanks for the suggestion.

I made another Palpatine last night.  I finally found a second Sith Evolutions set, so I could do something with that evil Palpatine face.

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

Parts used -

head - Evolutions Palpatine
body - Evolutions Palpatine
robes - ROTS Palpatine
hood - Crispy Anakin

Then I repainted him.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: Quazar on October 21, 2005, 01:55 PM
LOVE Rykrof in the new armor!!!  I guess he survives Dathomir in time to upgrade his duds... ;)

And excellent Palpatine custom!

Top drawer, as usual, Chewie!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 21, 2005, 03:27 PM
Very evil Palpy Chewie. Whats your total count on customs? It's got to be over 500 by now.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 21, 2005, 04:04 PM
Yeah, he'll get off of Dathomir eventually.  I need to get my butt in gear and get working on story #16.  I've kind of enjoyed the photonovel break though as I've gotten to make a few more customs.

How many customs?  Probably around 500 like you said Phruby.  The first few hundred are pretty bad though.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: jedipurge on October 21, 2005, 04:11 PM
palpy looks positively e-vil.  i'd give him the deluxe palpy/or #35 palpy hands for this particular shot though with the force lightning.  i've been meaning to do something like this but i was going to put some Agen robe sleeves on him, also the robes from that sucky Saga Emperor seem so much better than the ROTS robes like they're dragging on the ground or something, anyway my 3 cents looks good and the force lightning awesome effect.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 21, 2005, 08:09 PM
I'm glad he looks evil.  That's definitely what I want him to look like.  The meaner, the better.   The sleeves occured to me too... don't know if I'll change them later on or not.

Also, I decided to make a version of Sio Bibble, an older version of him like in ROTS.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: Quazar on October 21, 2005, 08:29 PM
Wow!  The Sio Bibble is great!

Is that the Ep I head?  It looks slightly...different.

Then again, how would I know, I never actually saw one of those expensive ba$tards!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: Ryan on October 21, 2005, 08:33 PM
Wow that looks downright evil. I really like it. Your effects continue to improve too, that is some nice looking lightning. I agree the sleeves are a bit tight though, I think the SAGA Chancellor Palpy #30someting in the '02 series, might look better. I believe you can still find that figure at most TRUs. ::)

The Sio Bibble looks really cool, the clothing almost looks like snake skin the way you painted it. I don't have an Episode I version either, you are brave to use one of those, they are a little out of my fodder budget.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: Famine on October 21, 2005, 10:37 PM
That Sio Bibble is fantastic man!

I love the way it looks reptilian!

Palpatine is very evil looking. I agree with putting some other hands on him though, and that would make him even better. Once more the Sith will rule the galaxy... :D


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 10.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 21, 2005, 10:46 PM
Thanks guys.  I'm trying to have some variety with my customs lately, and I though Sio Bibble might be a nice surprise.

Funny about the Sio Bibble.  Back in early 2000, I bought two of these figures, one to open and one to customize.  I just couldn't figure out what to do with it.  Then, about 2 years ago, I was back at my parents house, and went into my old room, which is still littered with Star Wars stuff too.  There were several imcomplete customs scattered about... brought back a few memories of customizing with my best friend down there before he died.

I look over, and see the Sio Bibble head... only my little dog has taken into her mouth and is chewing on it.   In a burst of Wookiee Rage, I grabbed her to make sure it didn't go down her throat, and got if out of her mouth.  The beard was all chewed up, as was part of his hair on the back of his head. 

****!  A rare head for a custom I wanted to do someday and it's ruined.  So I threw it in a box and forgot about it.

Then I had the day off from work today, and ran across that head.  Decided to use a bit of epoxy putty on it to reshape it some, and it came out ok.  Not perfect, but good enough for me.  You can't tell it was ever damaged, but now I think he looks a little bit older anyways.  So maybe it's all for the better.

So, then I needed a set of robes.  I had bought several of the "prisoner Palpatine" figure for robed customs of figures, so thought it would work out well.  Removed the head and hands, and replaced.  Then repainted the whole thing for a unique look.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 10.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 22, 2005, 01:40 AM
Ok, a couple more - first off, I really like the pilot Obi Wan figure.  But it's missing something in my opinion - and a realistic paint job. Here is my version of him for his epic duel on Mustafar.

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

And I made these guys up tonight, for quick action Clones to get to certain areas on a battlefield rather quickly. They are highly trained experts at intercepting enemy forces and delaying a droid force until the Republic is able to send in a larger counterstrike. Highly trained on Speederbikes and AT-RT arnaments.  The are called Clone Interceptors.

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

Last update for a while maybe... got a new photonovel to get into gear!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 10.22.05
Post by: Ryan on October 22, 2005, 02:02 AM
Another excellent update! You've been a machine these last few days. :)

I LOVE the Obi-Wan. I have been thinking about doing this to one of mine as well. I think he might look even betterif you added some little burnt holes, from all the sparks and little lava speckles. I might dirty uo the boots a tad too.

The clones look great, I really like that helmet design and I think that backpack fits them very well. I like how you didn't go nuts onthe color scheme, the black and white is nice an simple and it looks really sharp.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 10.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 22, 2005, 02:14 AM
Thanks SLC.  The clones look a little better in person I think.  The flash washed out some of the details.  I agree that I like the simple paint design rather than a lot of flashy designs... just seems more real this way.

Thanks on the Kenobi.  I'd considered that about the burn marks too... I'll probably pick up another Obi Pilot and do that to it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 10.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2005, 07:23 PM
Ok, I think this is my last update for a bit, other than some preview pics I'd like to do on the next photonovel. 

Sorry for all the clone customs lately... here is Skiver Division - a fan fiction clone unit used in certain missions to be the first line of attack, to infiltrate/get behind  enemy lines as a first strike.  I think you all probably know who is under the helmet in the middle.   ;)

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: Famine on October 23, 2005, 09:37 PM
Bruce Wayne is under the helmet. :o

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2005, 09:40 PM
Keep guessing.   ;)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: jedistyle on October 23, 2005, 09:42 PM
nice clones chewie! they all go really well together. your heavy trooper would go well with this squad also.

- i really like the ones with the baccara head. they look like they could be a different set of troopers, i mean beside clones.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on October 23, 2005, 09:47 PM
Rykrof!!!!!!!!!!!

hehehe i saw it at Ffurg :P :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2005, 09:54 PM
Thanks Jedistyle, the heavy trooper probably would look good with them, that's actually how I have them displayed right now.

Smarty, you're right, it's Rykrof.  I think I might do some sort of change on the coloring of his uniform... not sure yet.  Any suggestions?  I did paint the tunic thing to match the brownish color that the other troopers have on their armor.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 10.22.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 23, 2005, 10:09 PM
I think you all probably know who is under the helmet in the middle.   ;)



A million to one odds say it's Jango Fett.

But I have a feeling it's someone else...

Nice little unit there, no need to apologize for clone customs.  I think they're pretty much the most wanted in the customs world right now.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2005, 10:46 PM
Thanks Dressel, you're right that clones are still the most popular customs these days.  I wonder how long the craze will last?

Anyways, I was going to work on #16 - Curse of Dathomir tonight, but just didn't get motivated.  So I made a quick custom instead of Boshek.

I always liked that figure, but thought for whatever reason he's look better with gloves, and a dry brush.  So, here is my new Boshek figure.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: Ryan on October 23, 2005, 11:02 PM
The clones were the last update for awhile, huh? :-*

I've got mixed feeleing on the clones. I like the color of the Arms and Chests on the Bacarra style clones but I don't like the white shins and the white on the helmet. But for some reason I kond like the reverse on the other guys. I think it fits better on them because the majority of the figure isn't going for a camoflauge look, the white sticks out like a sore thumb on the other guys. I think Rykrof could use a little different coloring to hel tie him in with his troopers better too.

I really like the BoSheck. The weathering and gloves really improeved it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 10.23.05
Post by: Quazar on October 24, 2005, 12:40 AM
You know what?  I loved this clone unit until I saw Ryan's comment about the white shins.

But, to me, that's a minor quibble.  On balance, it's another amazing job with absolute first rate weathering!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 24, 2005, 01:34 AM
So, you think the shins on the Bacara guys should be darker?

Also, as promised, I've started on the next photonovel, and here is the first preview.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Quazar on October 24, 2005, 02:02 AM
Hey, Chewie, that's great!!!

The other day, I was thinking about making a "movie poster" for my photonovel, but I decided to hold off until there's at least a little more "story" going on.

But you should definitely make one of these posters for all your old chapters!  This looks great!!

And I still think you should get yourself a free website to permanently archive all of them, since TCA is unreliable.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 24, 2005, 03:19 PM
How many customs do you make a month chewie?  50 plus?

You update everyday it seems....DANG!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on October 24, 2005, 06:24 PM
HOLY Shikers thats is freaking scary almost peed my pants there :-[
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: baragon on October 24, 2005, 07:08 PM
Good ideas there Famine.  I'll keep those in mind.

Also.... updated a figure tonight after the Cardinals game (can't sleep that well still) with a new version of the main character in the photonovel series... this will be a future look for him.

Rykrof Enloe

(http://chewie34.250free.com/NewRykrof10.20.jpg)

 :P
I love the new Rykrof but t don't think the extra cable attached to his leg is nessesary.
JNiebs-
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 24, 2005, 11:50 PM
Lance - great idea on the other movie posters... I was thinking about that.  If anyone else wants me to do that, that will make it two people, and I couldn't turn down such a a popular request.   ;)

Glassman - Hmmm... on a good week, about 4-5 customs, on a bad week, about 1 or 2.  So probably about 3 a week, which averages out to 12-15 a month I'd say.  But mostly mine aren't very complex like yours.  I'm just not that talented or patient enough to create anything like you do.

Smarty - Go change your underwear.    :-X

Baragon - I kind of agree with the leg thing.  I don't really know why I added it.  The good thing is that it's removable.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Ryan on October 25, 2005, 12:14 AM
Lance - great idea on the other movie posters... I was thinking about that.  If anyone else wants me to do that, that will make it two people, and I couldn't turn down such a a popular request.   ;)


*raises hand*
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 25, 2005, 01:46 AM
Thanks Ryan!

Ok, depending on how this week goes... by the end of the month, I'll either have the posters done, or the next photonovel.

And I figured I might as well show this guy I made a bit ago.  He's a Bunker Commander on Endor.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on October 25, 2005, 01:47 AM
Getting a little ahead of ourselves, CHEWIE? ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 25, 2005, 01:55 AM
Way ahead... almost 30 years away in the Rykrof series before he can really be show.  Any thoughts on his appearance?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 25, 2005, 01:57 AM
Also, a while back we went of a craze repainting the Wookiee Sneak Preview fugure... here's a comparison of two untouched ones that I have.  Any ideas on the new one?  He looks like he's got potential!

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Reid on October 25, 2005, 07:36 AM
Thanks Ryan!

Ok, depending on how this week goes... by the end of the month, I'll either have the posters done, or the next photonovel.

And I figured I might as well show this guy I made a bit ago.  He's a Bunker Commander on Endor.

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

 :P

This looks pretty good CHEWIE. The only thing I would suggest changing is his gun. It should be a E-11, not a DC-15.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2005, 09:38 AM
Baragon - I kind of agree with the leg thing.  I don't really know why I added it.  The good thing is that it's removable.

I'd say you added it because you have to try new things once in a while!  Sometimes things work, sometimes they don't!   ;)


I really like that Imp officer.  It really shows how some nice drybrushing can take a good sculpt and make it great! 

On the oreview wookiees, have you ever tried trimming off the braids?  Not sure how that would look, but it might give him more of a vanilla flavor.  Also, another idea for the preview Wooks would be to try to change out that elastic peice with a nice gun-belt, rope, or something else.  That is the one thing I don't like about the shirt he has on, the belt sucks.   :-\
 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 10.24.05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 25, 2005, 11:48 AM
But mostly mine aren't very complex like yours.  I'm just not that talented or patient enough to create anything like you do.

Dont sell yourself short chewie, even you "less complicated" customs show off your numerous talents( concepts-seamless part merging-and i say again the paint aps).

But i didnt tart making complicated figures form day one... check my site and you'll see a big diference in quality. My older ones vs newer ones...but not to hijack this thread...Just try something different and harder(as you preceive it to be) and then the next time it should be easier....


Back on topic..Great imp officer.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: jedipurge on October 25, 2005, 01:13 PM
jeff good idea on the trading out the elastic for a gun belt if ever get my hands on the new wook i think i'll try that.  i've cut the braids off one of my previews and if done right it looks pretty good, in my opinion.  chewie good looking imp officer, i definately hope hasbro rehashes him hopefully with different paint apps.  and glassman i think chewie might actually have like a sweatshop of jawas doing customs for him too because man i swear there's like a new one everyday.  i think you don't give yourself enough credit though chewie saying they're not complex.  any body can boil & pop a figure slap some paint on it and call it a custom, but you you can take something as simple as that imp off must have been for you to do and make it 10x better then what i could do and apparently what hasbro is willing to do.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: darth_ripley on October 25, 2005, 02:14 PM
Chewie, sorry i don't get a chance to comment on your customs more often, you are so prolific it can be a little tough to keep up, but that's not a bad thing that you make so many varied figures.

i have to say that the Endor Bunker Imperial is one of my favorites that you have done. the simplicity of it is the beauty of it. knowing when to stop with the dry brushing can be a fine line, just like with weathering and i sometimes have a hard time stopping myself.

as far as the wookies...i can't think of anything to do with them other than maybe like some cool ammo straps, similar to those that Bousshh has, that sort of idea, i guess perhaps an early day Snoova but without the chopped hair-do??? i'm kind of a blank right now although i picked one up as a potential for something too.

can't wait to see more of your work very soon  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: Famine on October 25, 2005, 08:21 PM
I love the new figures Justin.

You should go back and do some more obscure figures, like alot of your older stuff. Aliens, spacers, mercs.

Maybe make a crew of a smuggling ship, or a mercinary ship. I'd like to see a Mercinary band that only does space battles. That would be neat to see.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 12:28 AM
Famine - Yeah, I need to create some more weird fan fic aliens again soon.  That will be my goal after the next photonovel is done.   :)

Ripley - I've been on a crazy pace lately I guess.  I had about a week where I couldn't customize, and decided to go customs crazy for 4-5 days after that.  I'll try something with the Wookiee soon, but I'm sure it will be a couple weeks before I have time.  Thanks for the ideas.

Jedipurge - Thanks very much, I really don't consider most of my stuff all that complex though.  I think that doing washes/dry brushing can really make them look better than they really are.

Glassman - I'm still light years behind you in customizing.  I could never create some of those sculpts you do.

Jeff - I guess I do need to try and trim the braids on a Wookiee Warrior sometime.  That will be on my to do list for November.

Hunter - I knew that someone would point out the gun.  D'oh!
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Also, I got all the photography done for #16 - Curse of Dathomir done tonight.  Good lord, it took me over 5 straight hours to get it done, with over 100 pics... obviously it won't be that many when it's done and edited though.  I might have a preview up tonight.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2005, 12:47 AM
Also, I got all the photography done for #16 - Curse of Dathomir done tonight.  Good lord, it took me over 5 straight hours to get it done, with over 100 pics... obviously it won't be that many when it's done and edited though.  I might have a preview up tonight.

 :P

Most excellent...  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 10.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 01:15 AM
Ok, first preview is up.  Only about 75 more pics to edit.   :-\

(http://chewie34.250free.com/CURSEPREVIEW1.jpg)

Now it's gonna take me about an hour to clean up the mess I made setting these up for pics, then go to sleep.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2005, 01:24 AM
I knew those guys couldn't be trusted...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 01:27 AM
I knew those guys couldn't be trusted...

Check your PM's about that.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 03:02 AM
One more preview tonight.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/CURSEPREVIEW2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2005, 03:07 AM
Good call staying up a bit later. :P

Is the spider droid supposed to be a hologram? Cause you can kind of see the roof through the body and the dish gun is a little see-through as well.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 03:12 AM
Fixed it, I think.  Thanks for point that out.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 26, 2005, 10:15 AM
I really like that latest picture. Did you actually build the spider droid or is that just a photoshop pic?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 12:12 PM
Thanks Phruby.  It's a photoshop pic. I tried using the Spider Droid that Owen made for me, but I couldn't get it to look right!  Spent about two hours on a pic of the one he made for me, and I just wasn't happy with it, even though his droid would have looked better if I could have gotten the pic to turn out right.

One thing the series has lacked, is large Separatist vehicles.  At least now we get to see one for the first time in a while.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: rishakra on October 26, 2005, 12:45 PM
Darth D.  I love your avatar and comment!  "Kneel...kneel before Wobb!" and that cat!  It's hilarious!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2005, 03:27 PM
Darth D.  I love your avatar and comment!  "Kneel...kneel before Wobb!" and that cat!  It's hilarious!


Okay....


Anyways, the updated version looks much better. It's good to see some Seppie vehicles. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Quazar on October 26, 2005, 03:42 PM
Great preview pic!!!  Please post a picture of the "unaltered" base!  :)

By the way, what do you use as your source images for the "ground".  I loved seeing the "Before and After" FX pics....but where are you getting those cool images of dirt, leaves, etc?

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 26, 2005, 04:08 PM
Darth D.  I love your avatar and comment!  "Kneel...kneel before Wobb!" and that cat!  It's hilarious!


I appreciate that...but hey, give Chewie some props on all his hard custom work!  ;)

I think the new customs look really good, Chewie. I'm loving that Imperial Officer, and the new Rykrof armor is great. I actually like the addional eqipment to the leg; Rykrof needs to stand out.

The new clone squad looks really good and the paint job is fantastic. The only thing I would do is do more to differentiate Rykrof's armor from those in Bly's unit. What's the meaning behind the name?

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 26, 2005, 10:24 PM
Jeez man, you've been busy!  You make me feel really bad about not updating in a month!  :P

Rykrof in Clone Armor turned out great, nice work.  The Snowtrooper backpack is a great touch.

I really like the design of the Clone Interceptors.  The parts work perfectly and really separate these guys from "regular" troops.  Simple and effective as always.

I like the Skiver Division, but I don't really think that the AT-RT shins/forearms work on the white clones.  I'm not sure what it is, but it doesn't really match up, in my opinion.  I do think it works the other way around (on the Bacara/AT-RT clones) though. 

BoShek is a definite improvement over the hasbro version.  Nice work!

I love the Endor Bunker Commander!  I was planning on converting all of my Imperial Commanders onto the Ozzel body but haven't gotten around to it yet...  Did you hollow out the Scanning Crew head to put it on the ball joint?

Your Photonovel preview pics are incredible!  You have really come a long way in your photo editing skills.  The "Curse of Dathomir" preview pic is very well done.  I like the integration of all of the different images, they all mesh together nicely.

Great stuff as always CHEWIE!  Keep it up!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 27, 2005, 02:22 AM
Thanks guys.  I'll probably treak that Skiver Division some.  The meaning of Skiver is to pierce, cut/infiltrate.  So that's where I came up witn the name.

On the Imperial, actually cut off the neck peg from Ozzel's neck, and drilled into the neck so the new head's peg could fit into it.

And here's another preview pic.  I might get one more preview up in the next day or two.  This story is going to take longer than I thought though.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 10.26.05
Post by: In Rem on October 27, 2005, 10:35 AM
Thanks Phruby.  It's a photoshop pic. I tried using the Spider Droid that Owen made for me, but I couldn't get it to look right!  Spent about two hours on a pic of the one he made for me, and I just wasn't happy with it, even though his droid would have looked better if I could have gotten the pic to turn out right.

One thing the series has lacked, is large Separatist vehicles.  At least now we get to see one for the first time in a while.

 :P

I thought that was Owen's Spider Droid. I guess that's an indication of how much respect I have for Owen's work. :) Very nice work, CHEWIE. I'm anxiously awaiting RE's next adventure!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 10.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 28, 2005, 02:33 AM
Yeah, Owens Spider Droid is so cool, especially in person.

I've had to go back and redo some of the pics I made, a few of them are just too grainy.

But here's one last preview before the next story is up.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - small update 10.28.05
Post by: Ryan on October 28, 2005, 02:40 AM
And by one last you mean there will be about 5 more? ;)

That's a real nice action shot there.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - small update 10.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 28, 2005, 10:01 AM
Thanks Ryan, but yeah I'm gonna try and make this the last preview.  I don't want to give anything away.

So far I have about 25 shots completed, but I have to retake about 5 of them, and then edit another 35 or so.  Time consuming!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - small update 10.28.05
Post by: In Rem on October 28, 2005, 10:58 AM
CHEWIE -

Have you previously posted on how you make the blast effect from the muzzle of the blaster? I can do bolts with relative ease, but my muzzle blast looks pretty sad. :)

If you can't point me to a tutorial, can you give me a pointer or three? (I am fluent in Photoshop so far as layers, transparency, effects, etc, so have at it).

Thanks!

Oh, and the preview looks GREAT, although it raises yet more questions depending on when that photo comes up in the story... :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - small update 10.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 28, 2005, 11:14 AM
InRem, I'm far from being an expert in photo editing and I actually don't use photoshop.  I use two different programst that are a little easier to use - Microsoft Picture It and Photo Impact.  I never have seen a tutorial but experiment with the programs and learn new things almost every time I mess around with it.  But I'll try and explain a bit on how I make the effects around the ends of the blasters. 

After I create the blaster shot, I'll go ahead and make a second effect, that is more of a circle shape.  Then I'll use a highlighting tool to brighten up the circle shape, and maybe make it a litte less perfectly shaped.  The key is adding in a couple of different shades of light to that one section.

Make sense?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - small update 10.28.05
Post by: In Rem on October 28, 2005, 11:23 AM
Actually that does make sense.

And I don't know how you do what you do without Photoshop :). If it was possible for me to be more impressed with your PN, I am now.

Thanks!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - final preview 10.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 29, 2005, 09:07 PM
Thanks In Rem.  For anyone up tonight online, here's a final preview of what I should have up sometime tomorrow (yes SLC, final  ;) ).

(http://chewie34.250free.com/32a.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - final preview 10.29.05
Post by: Nirvana on October 29, 2005, 09:35 PM
CHEWIE,  your photography and customizing skills never cease to amaze me. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - final preview 10.29.05
Post by: hemble on October 30, 2005, 01:02 AM
Wow awesome work Chewie very impressive indeed always liked these photo/novels, with the saber's and laser bolts can you do the same affect using PSP-6

Ron.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - final preview 10.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 30, 2005, 01:38 AM
Thanks guys.  I'm sure with photoshop 6 you could do quite a bit better than this though.  I do have a copu of a photoshop now that a fellow collector sent me, but haven't dabbled with it much yet.  Actually it was very confusing to me!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - final preview 10.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 30, 2005, 05:18 PM
Ok, #16 is up - check out the photonovel section, and I hope everyone is happy with this story. 

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9869.new#new

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - new photonovel up 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 30, 2005, 09:55 PM
And I also decided I needed to make one more custom for this month's customizing challenge.  Here's a Zombie Wookiee -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 30, 2005, 11:17 PM
 Gyaaaah! That is one FREAKY lookin' Wook!  :o

   I like the bloody teeth...it really ups the creep out factor by about ten! And those eyes...those eyes will haunt my nightmares.  ;)


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: Ruprecht on October 31, 2005, 12:31 AM
Ugh, whited-out eyes are a sure-fire way to freak me out.  Nice job!  Only other thing I'd do would be to take a few chunks of his flesh out, to indicate he's been chomped on by other zombies.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2005, 04:31 AM
Great work Chewie

All it needs now is some limbs to naw on and as bjardkerr said a few bite marks other then that he great.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 12:30 AM
Yeah, I thought about a chunk of flesh missing, or some more blood.  Guess I didn't do that because I think he'll end up in Rykrof series as an insane Wookiee.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: In Rem on November 1, 2005, 01:12 AM
Hey, paint a couple of pupils in there and he's the kind of Wookie I want on my team :).
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 03:47 PM
I took a sick day today, was throwing up several times throughout the night (gross, I know) but am feeling much better now.  Maybe it was a slight 24 hour flu or something.  Took lots of medicine and now I'm feeling loopy.

I will probably have a couple more customs up tonight, if I don't play Battlefront 2 all darn day.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: Joe on November 1, 2005, 03:56 PM
lucky,how is it?is cody's clones on utapu or the 501st like the beta.Baxk on track I think the wookied needs a little more blood too.Even if he's going to be an insane one.       ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 04:32 PM
Well, I haven't really played it much at all yet, but what I saw from it, it was awesome (a little more difficult than the first game though).  And I can't figure out how to control your other troops (like to get them to follow you, to stay in one area, etc.) yet.

The Wookiee might get a little bloodier.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 1, 2005, 05:38 PM
d- pad not the joysticks but d- pad is to control troops thats how it was on hte first on x box and ps2
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 06:03 PM
Yeah, I remember how it was on the first game... but it just doesn't seem to work at all on this game.  Maybe there's something wrong with my controller.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 10.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 06:22 PM
Not really a big update of my own, but I had to show the Cody I got from Owen D. recently alongside a second Obi Wan I've repainted. 

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

Also, Famine suggested I start making some more obscure characters again, so I took his advice.  I figure even on Bespin, things get dirty sometimes.  So here are a couple of Tibanna Gas Miners.  I know the sculpts are older, but I wanted to use those Imperial Scanning Technician bodies for something.  I should probably dirty up their boots a bit.

TIBANNA GAS MINERS -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 1, 2005, 08:41 PM
tight cody and really cool miners do u have a actual reference pic to what they look like if so plz share
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 09:08 PM
No reference pic, just made them up in my head.  I just was fittering around with some parts, and came up wih this simple design, and decided since the helmets were Cloud Car pilot helmets, that these guys could fit in with that sort of group.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: hemble on November 1, 2005, 09:42 PM
Hi Chewie

Great looking Cody Owen-D has done and your repaint Of Obi-Wan is great and the miners look good also a I like how you can see thru the goggles.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2005, 12:35 PM
Yeah, Owen's work is freaking amazing.  I was going to try my hand at Cody, but didn't feel confident in making the visor.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: hemble on November 2, 2005, 05:58 PM
Hi Chewie

Mate give it a go you never know till you try, I can't remember how many figures I stuffed up till I got it right and it's always a great satisfaction when you done it.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS -updated 11.01.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 3, 2005, 12:08 AM
I agree, it's always fun trying.  Usually I make fan fic stuff for the most part, so I don't to be subject to so much scrunity, but mainly because I like the background characters a lot, and have been making more for the Rykrof Enloe series.

Here's a few I did this evening.

Freelo - The outfit on the left is his old one from the Dathomir series, later he'll purchase some armor because he's scared of fighting, which is him on the right with armor on.

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


Alyssa Enloe - The one on the left is just for reference, the one on the right is the new one.  Looks like Rykrof's wife gonna be forced to get her hands dirty in the war.

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


Troll Kaptis - One of millions of Gran thugs wandering about the galaxy.

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


Maybe a few more updates tomorrow night too!


 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.03.05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 3, 2005, 12:44 PM
Cool goroup of figs chewie.

Love the Tibanna gas miners...The paint job really does a good job at disguising the scanning officers body.
For rykof's wife, paint the hands to match the face. They really stand out.  I'd say
that the head was a perfect match for the body if the hands were the same color.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 3, 2005, 01:24 PM
Thanks Glassman.

That's a good suggestion on the Alyssa figure.  I might give that a whirl, but I'm not very good at painting "skin" on figures.

Also, those wrists are articulated.  It was tough doing that on a figure with such thin wrists.  I'm surprised I didn't screw it up.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.03.05
Post by: Quazar on November 3, 2005, 03:37 PM
These are FANTASATIC, Chewie!

I love Freelo!  Such a great character and a terrific looking custom.  He has so much personality just looking at him!

Alyssa in action gear - FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!  I look forward to seeing her kick some ass in an upcoming story!  Whoo hoo!

Incidentally, not to disagree with the amazing Glassman, but I didn't notice any problems with the hands at all.  And, seriously, if the difference is only subtle, what's the big deal?  It's not like our own hands are always the exact color of our faces.

And Kaptis is also terrific.  I am constantly in awe of your painting skills.  This is a great custom, much better (no offense intended) than Trofar the Terrible.  Frankly, given the rather bulbous body on Trofar and the fact that his head was a little too big, it always gave the appearance of a fat guy trying to squeeze himself into armor that was too small.  :)

Anyway, another wonderful group of figures!  Sensational!  I can't wait to see them (especially Alyssa) in a future story.

That reminds me, I bought a Bombstrike head myself many months ago (when they were still hard to come by - not so anymore) because I have a custom female body made from some spare parts I was looking to finish for the old "Star Wars hotties" monthly challenge.

Alas, in this case, the flesh tones were RADICALLY off, (and the body in question had a fair bit of skin showing) so I had to scrap those plans.  But you've inspired me.  I may try to put her on a Padme body myself, as this one looks so good.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.03.05
Post by: Gregorbian on November 4, 2005, 12:03 AM
I love those Tibana Gas Miners!  They are really cool and it's hard to tell what body that is (although Glassman mentioned that they're scanning crew members  ;)) .  What heads did you use for them?

Alyssa Enloe v.2 is cool, I agree that painting the hands would be nice, although it's really hard to match skintones (you might end up having to repaint the face as well  :-\, at least I know I would have to) 

I love the Gran thug - what body is that?  I don't recognize it...

Freelo - Very cool, nice use of Meena Tills parts.  What is that armor?  I assume it's removable (or did you make 2 of this guy)?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.03.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 12:32 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys.

Gas Miners - The heads are from two non-Star Wars figures, one is from a Wing Commander guy, the other from a McFarlane figure from several years back.

Freelo - Those are two versions of him, the one on the right's armor in not removable, it's the torso of a Xyber 9 figure, about the only part from one of those figures that isn't too cartoony for me.

Gran - The body is Pote Snikin and the cloak is from a ROTS Anakin figure. 

Alyssa - Yeah, if I paint the hands, then I know I'll have to paint the face... I'm not very good at that, so I think she'll most likely stay like she is.

As always, the comments are appreciated.  I also put together two more Clones tonight -

HEAVY ASSAULT CLONE PILOTS

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 4, 2005, 10:13 AM
I really like this pilot. I think he bridges the gap between clone pilot and ATAT driver much better.  It would have been alot more interesting than the one we got. How about a black fighter pilot version?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 11:27 AM
That's a good idea on the Black Pilot version... if anyone has any spare POTF2 AT-AT heads, please let me know.   ;)

I'm going to try and steer away from any more Clones now for a while.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: Jayson on November 4, 2005, 11:50 AM
Nice work… good choice for bodies too

The paint scheme on the Coruscant clones are one of my favs from EIII
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 4, 2005, 03:11 PM
Those are nice piolt's chewie. Imagine the endless possibilities if hasbro swapped heads and parts like we do.  Who wouldnt buy them all?????
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 4, 2005, 11:00 PM
I've commented on these latest customs in other forums, but I think I'll leave a longer comment here.

TROLL KAPTIS- First of all, great name. Second, the drybrushing on this one is one of your best ever...the head looks amazing, and the robes look great in the color choices you made. Plus, I think Weird aliens have always been where you've excelled. My favorite of the bunch.

ALYSSA "ACTION" ENLOE- I'm glad to see Alyssa gained her pre-pregnancy figure back.  ;) I'm also glad to see that she's going to be a little more involved in upcoming storylines, as she's been window dressing up until now. The Padme body looks great...is there a "clean" version? Because as good as the drybrushing looks, Alyssa doesn't strike me as the type to wear soiled clothes for long.

FREELO (BATTLE ARMOR): I like this. That Xyber 9 body looks good, especially since it's kind of awkward looking...really makes me believe he just picked it up somewhere. Plus I just kind of like Freelo, I think he's a fun character.

HEAVY ASSAULY CLONE PILOTS: Awesome! I love these, those bust-up heads are perfect! I was planning on something like this myself, but those bust-ups haven't shown up in my neck of the woods yet. Can't wait to see them in action.

All in all, a superior update! Great job, Chewie.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 11:15 PM
DD, we've all missed you here at Jedidefender, haven't seen you here too much lately.   ;)

I appreciate all the comments, and saw some of them at RS too, but I always prefer chatting with you here.

Troll - Thanks, I think he's my favorite in a while.  It's funny how the ones you don't really plan out sometimes become better than the ones thought out in advance.

Alyssa - Yeah, somewhere down the line she'll see some action.  I agree, I need to make a "clean" version of this too.  First I need another of these Padme bodies, but I haven't seen one of those figures anywhere in quite a while.

Freelo - I found that Xyber 9 figure really cheap at a collector show, and as soon as I saw it, I thought, "Freelo's armor!"  It kind of looks funny on him, but I think that it suits him well.

Clone Pilots - Actually, those are the POTF2 AT-AT driver helmets, sorry I didn't specify that before.  I'm still looking for those Bust-Ups too.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 5, 2005, 02:58 AM
Yawn, I need to go to bed!  But two more quick updates -

Teemoure - a Separtist sympathizer with a small Trandoshan army, my first entry for the current Monthly Customizer Challenge.

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


Tiper Jeel - a Corurscant mercenary.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: Nirvana on November 5, 2005, 06:01 AM
Wow, those all are really nice. I really like the heavy clone pilots and the Coruscant mercenary. Excellent work.

Alex
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: Kit Fisto on November 5, 2005, 08:56 AM
Agian! Very cool and very much CHEWIE-like. You have that certain style about you my man! Your customs are very recognisable (is that correct english?) I love the use of the cobra-head on the coruscant mercenary. Fits as if it was made for the body.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2005, 10:33 AM
I kind of thought the cobra head was a little small for the body. It's a great idea and I think it would better in black with a red visor.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: hemble on November 5, 2005, 04:56 PM
Another great group of figures yet again mate I really like the last 3 figures especially the bounty hunter and the clone troopers and I like how you've added the Trandoshan arms, legs and head to a new body very well done.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 5, 2005, 07:07 PM
Well, scratch my latest Trando custom. I barely finish assembling the pieces and Chewie's already got his all painted. :P

Beat me to the punch, Chewie! Although I don't know mine would have looked nearly as good...the paint on this is phenomenal and those eyes look amazing...really sets him apart from Bossk and the other Trando's we've seen.

Tiper Jeel is well constructed, and the paint is good, but I almost find myself wishing he had a little more color.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.05.05
Post by: jokabofe on November 5, 2005, 11:58 PM
Wow, Teemoure is one of the best figures you've done so far IMO. Not to say that your other figures aren't just as good, but something about this guy just jumps off the page at me - he looks fantastic.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 6, 2005, 10:08 PM
Thanks guys, and I agree that maybe Tiper could have some more color.  If I add something, maybe a dull blue?

Also, I didn't get much customizing done this weekend, but here's one that I decided to make, using the Zuckuss bust-up head and a Meena Tills body, so here is a Gand named Jyyde, who is a traitor to the Republic and this will be shown in the Rykrof Enloe series.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: In Rem on November 6, 2005, 10:24 PM
Nice Gran... is there any way to modify his tubes to hang in a more neutral position? He looks like he's whirling around to confront someone.

Really, really cool, though. I need to look into snagging some BU's for my own work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: jokabofe on November 6, 2005, 10:58 PM
He's very cool looking, but kind of odd for a Gran... looks good in his Gand disguise. I'm just wondering how he got his three eyes in that helmet  :P

Just kidding, just kidding... he looks great. I love mixing the BustUps with regular  figures. It's almost as if they were made for each other.

Hey, you edited that out... cheater  :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 6, 2005, 11:24 PM
Yeah, I edited it out... if you'll click on the properties of the pic, you'll see I did realize it's "Gand" instead of "Gran" but for some reason I was in a Ree-Yees mentality I guess, and so was InRem.   :)

InRem, thanks for the suggestion on the tentacle things.  I don't know if I could do much more with them that I did, what I did was actually drill two holes in the figure, one in the chest and one in the back for the tentacles to fit into.  I also thought about repainting the head and tentacles, since I'd like for them to match the tone of the hands more.

Jokabofe, yeah it's a tight fit with all those eyes in there.   ;)  I do agree that most of the Bust Ups are pretty good fits for the Hasbro line.  I think that Gentle Giant does a great job.  I'd love to see them complete the sculpts on their figures though... especially like to see them maybe get the license to make some playset dioramas in the 3-3/4" scale...

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 6, 2005, 11:27 PM
That's a really gool Gand! Gand customs are tough to do, in my opinion, because of how specific their species needs are regarding armor and such.

I agree on the tubes...I almost think it might look cooler to cut those off and use some real plastic tubing if you can find some small enough.

The Meena Tills body looks really cool. Findswoman will like this one, but she'll take you to task on those inaccurate hands. I'd go with the bust-up hands, or barring that, some Djas Puhr hands with the little pinky cut off. Those make pretty good Gand hands.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: Diddly on November 6, 2005, 11:34 PM
Nice! I always like how your background characters come out. I kind of like the tubes as they are though. I may be biased though, as the only Gand I've ever seen is Zuckuss. Good job!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 6, 2005, 11:36 PM
DD, that's Good suggestion on the hands.  My stupid self though, when I first got this Bust Up, I took it (and most of the other Bust Ups) apart because I knew I'd use them for customs.  Lost his left arm, and I spent about an hour today going through boxes of crap looking for it. with no luck...  :-X

Diddly, thanks, I appreciate that.  The background characters are usually my favorites.

I think I might look online to see if I can get another of these cheap, as I'd like to make a different outfit for this guy to have a second version.

 :P



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 7, 2005, 12:00 AM
I wasn't going to post this, because sometimes I make something that just doesn't turn out like I wanted, and I toss it aside for a possible future project.  But anyways, here's my take on what Darth Plageuis might have looked like.  I might go back and make some changes.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: Diddly on November 7, 2005, 12:16 AM
Heh, he looks like a beat up Anthony Daniels in that first pic. :P It's a good custom, but his eyes look strange, almost as if he just took a pounding. Unless you were going for the "I just got killed by my apprentice!" look. :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 7, 2005, 10:17 AM
The head is from a WW2 figure, and I'm not 100% happy with how it turned out.

Maybe the area surrounding the eyes is a little too pinkish red, but Palpatine has that look quite a bit in ROTS.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: In Rem on November 7, 2005, 10:39 AM
for some reason I was in a Ree-Yees mentality I guess, and so was InRem.   :)

Yes I was  :-[  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: In Rem on November 7, 2005, 10:43 AM
On the Gand, I didnt' realize you'd inserted the hoses into the figure. That actually makes the position of the hoses more understandable. It's probably something I should have seen, and would have seen in person. I'm still jealous as all get out :)

And I posted this over at RS re: Plagueis, but I wanted to put it here too as I really like the concept for the figure:

---

CHEWIE -

You and I think alike. I envision Plagueis as a somewhat misunderstood and oddly benevolent man who turned to the Dark Side for what he believed to be good... sort of a non-bratty, less self-centered Anakin. To that end I don't see him as a rampaging warlord or an ambitious Machiavellian ala Palpatine. If he was, surely Palpy couldn't have gotten the drop on him when he did.

I also *love* the blindness. It seems very consistent to me that Plagueis would tamper with the Dark Side in his quest to perpetuate life to the point it started hurting him. And I don't think he'd resort to technology, but rather use the Dark Side to "see" the world around him (if he was the master he was professed to be, this wouldn't be that hard).

I absolutely love this custom. We have plenty of scary and evil looking Sith. I think Plagueis is the antithesis of that model, and it's what makes his "Tragedy" all the more compelling.

Again, bravo.

---
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: hemble on November 7, 2005, 06:56 PM
Hi Chewie

mate I can't belive how fast you get these figures out and still keep them looking excellent, The  Gand figure is really great I like how you have connected the hose's so they actually look like part of his body and the green you've used for him is great gives him a more natural look.

On Plagueis if you need to tone down the reddish colour around the eyes drybrush a little of the face colour around the area till it tones the red downtaht should work. Or if you are going to paint the face again add a little amount of red to the fcae colour and lighty dap around the eyes that should help.

And also how the hell do you and the other guys get that light saber affect it looks bloody awesome.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: jedistyle on November 7, 2005, 08:19 PM
nice work CHEWIE, there are some really awsome figures there!

- the trandoshan, amazing. i also had this custom in mind, but you beat me to the punch and did an excellent job, the eyea and skin tone reallt look good.

- the gand, i'm not sure if i like the figure it self, the customizing is great it's just the head i don't much care for, but still great work.

- i like darth pleaugis, he look like his eyes and face are scared, like his eyes where torn out, like dr. wier from event horizon! creepy and cool. mabey he was an old sith lord with no physical vision, but as said, was so powerful in the darkside he used the force to see everything. just a back story thought that came to mind while i was looking at your custom, awsome work. i really liked this one!

thanks for sharing your customs CHEWIE!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 8, 2005, 01:10 AM
Thanks for all the kind comments.

I really appreciate all the comments on the Gand and Plageuis.  Great suggestions and ideas there... and I have a sick thought, not to be anti-religuous (I am a devout Christian) but what is Plageuis had some sort of stigmata, always bleeding from his eyes?  Oh.... that could be crossing a line I know, but it seems to fit the character somehow.  Maybe, if I wouldtn't get a backlash, I could encorporate that somehow into the Rykrof Enloe series.

Hmmm... my bandwidth and file space just increased, yet pic pics are having  issues, so I hope these show up.  I made these tonight while watching some good football.

CENTILOS -

This is what happened when I found out I have too many spare fodder parts lying around.  Maybe he's a Separatist, kind of fits in with the bug species on their side.  I like his tail though.

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

TAABTOO -

This is a retail merchant that will show up in the series.  Made from quite a few various pieces to try and create a unique look, hopefully I succeeded.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: Quazar on November 8, 2005, 06:06 AM
Chewie, you're unstoppable!!!

I LOVE the Trandoshan!!!!  Terrific!! 

And the Coruscant merc, too.  As always, wonderfully imaginative use of parts topped off with the best damn paint jobs in the galaxy!

Plagueis, to me, feels a little boring.  Mostly because the outfit is just the bland, unmodified Palpatine robe. 

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 8, 2005, 09:53 AM
What head did you use for the Centilos? That's a cool bug head. I think you need to get rid of the human boots. It takes away from the bug look. Maybe use a genosian legs?

TAABTOO - Very nice use of the the head with that luke body. He looks like he's just been to the local pod races.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 8, 2005, 10:11 AM
For Centilos, I decided to buy some sort of creature pack in the new KING KONG line.  It came with three different bug like creatures.  I just cut them up and decided I could use them for fodder.

On Tabtoo, here are the parts used -

head - Ishi Tib cast
hands - Ishi Tib cast
torso/arms - POTJ old Ben Kenobi
skirt - SAGA Darth Tyrannus
legs - Sneak Preview Mace Windu

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: rishakra on November 8, 2005, 10:44 AM
Centilos is cool but it freaks me out!  Looks like an H.P. Lovecraft nightmare!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: Famine on November 8, 2005, 11:02 AM
Ok, now that I've gained a moment from about 1800 phone calls...

Centilos looks very neat, but the boots do look out of place. Maybe change them up with some Gamorian feet or somthing more creature like. Very good job on the coloring, it adds somthing special to this new figure.

Tabtoo is friggin cool. He could also pass as a junk dealer, or a bartender of some sort. I wonder what kind of retail he does...

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 8, 2005, 11:30 AM
Thanks Famine.  I agree on the boots on Centilos.   I might just scrap him.

I think you've been out of the customs game for a bit as you've been busy with your restaurant deal (and customs will probably be the last thing on your mind for while), so here's some customs you might have missed if you don't want to shift back through the pages from the past 2 weeks.  A while back you said you thought I needed to start making some more "background" characters, so I've been trying to do that to some degree.

JYYDE -

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

DARTH PLAGEUIS -

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

TIPER JEEL -

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

TEEMOURE -

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

HEAVY ASSAULT CLONE PILOTS -

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

TROLL KAPTIS -

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

ALYSSA ENLOE -

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

FREELO -

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

TIBANNA GAS MINERS -

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

MAD WOOKIEE -

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

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: Famine on November 8, 2005, 11:44 AM
Damn, you've been on a roll!

A roll! Get it! Sub-shop! ROLL! AHAHAHAAH!

Sorry...

JYYDE-Really creepy...really. Creepy.

DARTH PLAGEUIS-Strikes me as too much like Palpatine in every way. I'd immagine Darth Plageuis with a long beard, dark wise eyes, and a more...studious look.

TIPER-Good use of the Kobra head. I definatley like this guy.

TEEMOURE-Looks like some of the customers I hope to get in my sub-shop! Seriously though, he looks very unique, and stands apart from the other Trandasho-figs you've made. Me likey.

HEAVY ASSAULT CLONE PILOTS-I like these guys, but ditch the red paint off the top of the helmets, and they'd be perfect. :)

TROLL-Seedy looking charachter. Tell me, does he live under a bridge?

ALYYSA ENLOE-Looks like she had some close quarters combat, and I'm not talking with Rycroff! No Battle Droids allowed in the nursery!

FREELO-Hahahahaha! I love that armor. Hillarious little fellah!

GAS MINERS-I like the paint on the body and helmets, but the head's I'm not liking. Have you tried using any Jurassic Park 3 heads for your customs? KB is chock full with the new wave.

ZOMBIE WOOKIEE-Oh snap, that thing looks pissed. I hope we get to see a few crazy wookies like that! I'm feeling his little blue jacket.

Great bunch.

Whats next on the chopping block?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 8, 2005, 12:26 PM
Thanks Famine.  Ok, I'll reply about the ones you think could be changed.

DARTH PLAGEUIS - I guess I just get the feel that Palpatine emulated himself after Plageuis in most ways.  That's why I chose such a simple design.  I don't see Plageuis as being much more than low key.  But hell, he might have even been a Senator too, and been very prestigious in the Republic and the Jedi may have thought he was a good person.  Maybe I should rethink this character some more.  Or, he could have been hidden from society and only Palpatine knew of him... who knows?

GAS MINERS - Neither head is a Star Wars head... I remember those JP3 figures.  There's only one KB in my area now, and it's pretty far.

FREELO - The armor is funny, I like this guy.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 8, 2005, 01:34 PM
Great lot of customs chewie,

To continue on Plagueis, Since he was so concerned withkeeping his loved ones alive, i picture him as a hermet looking type of person. Miserly and covetious almost.

I dont know how that conveys into a custom, but i dont think him looking like a senator is the directions i would take him.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 8, 2005, 04:04 PM
trandoshan-awesome, but the eyes totally make it for me.  he looks refined in his robes but also he could stab a claw right in your jugular at the same time.

clone pilots- great concept my only thing is the hoses and breather box thingy looks a little too big on him, too much like it belongs on a POTF2 figure than a ROTS figure.

plageuis-i have to agree with everybody else on this one so far.  he looks good but i don't picture him looking like that, maybe another Darth.  palpy referred to him as plagueis the wise not plagueis the friggin scary a$$ guy.  subtlty had become the Sith's most powerful weapon, not fear.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.08.05
Post by: hemble on November 8, 2005, 06:37 PM
Ha Chewie

Man you can sure pump out these figures and the detail you do to them is brillant, CENTILOS is an awesome custom and have to agree the tail looks great on him he turned out extremely well.

TAABTOO has that real gritty look about him he would pass for a junk dealer for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.09.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 9, 2005, 11:14 AM
Thanks again for more comments/suggestions.  I'll probably make another version of Plageuis later on, but I need to find a good head that I'm satisfied with.

Also, as part of this month's Customizing Challenge, here are a couple of early entries -

Weequay Separatist Ground Troops

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

Parts used for each one -

head - Weequay
torso - POTJ Biker Scout
arms - ROTS Clone Pilot
thighs - POTJ Biker Scout
knees/shins/boots - ROTS Clone Pilot
helmet - POTJ Fleet Trooper

Pretty fun figures to make, but they were a little more challenging than most of the work I've done lately.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.09.05
Post by: jokabofe on November 9, 2005, 11:37 AM
Those came out great. Nice mix of parts that mesh together very well. And of course the paint jobs are top notch as always. Where do you come up with the ideas for which parts to mix and match? I never would have thought about mixing those two main figures parts (Biker Scout and Clone Pilot) to make a figure. Are you going to mix the rest of the parts together as well? That would be interesting to see.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 10, 2005, 02:39 AM
Thanks Jokabofe.  I end up buying so many extras of figures, that I have tons and tons of piles of loose figures and various figure parts.  Literally at least 500 figures.  So I just grab them by the handful and see what I can do with them.

As for the Biker Scout and Clone Pilot, I didn't really plan on that, it just happened.  I might be able to mix the other parts some, but the arm socket holes on the Clone Pilot are huge.  Find a set of arms that would fit might be tough.

Anyways, here's one more that I did tonight.  It's a Mon Calamari named Tilo.

TILO -

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

Parts used -

head - POTJ mon calamari officer
torso - POTF2 EU speederbike pilot
arms - SAGA Djas Puhr
hands - ROTS Meena Tills
thighs - POFT2 EU speederbike pilot
knees/shins/boots - ROTS Clone Pilot

Put together, repainted and sealed.  I think I'm getting better at the articutated knees.  I told everyone those Clone Pilots would come in useful some day!   ;)


 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.10.05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 10, 2005, 09:43 AM
Love these guys chewie... great parts choice and paint job as usual.
Tilo is great considering the Frankenstien job you did on him. Lots of part donors!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.10.05
Post by: Famine on November 10, 2005, 11:12 AM
I love those!

The Weequay ground troops are bitchin', and look serious. Send a weequay head my way, would ya? ;)

TILO-Good job on the new flesh tone, and the weathering on the suit looks great.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.10.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 10, 2005, 11:34 AM
I often don't find too much time to come in here and comment on customs, but those Weequay troops look fantastic!  I absolutely would not test the trigger fingers on those two, they look quite serious about not hesitating to blow an enemy's head off.

More of the goodstuff from one of the undisputed kings of customizing in this forum, fine work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 11.10.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 10, 2005, 11:17 PM
Thanks guys, glad the Weequays seem to look ok.  I was a little apprehensive about them.  I'm looking forward to having them in a Rykrof photonovel.

Also, I made another figure tonight, I call him IG-34.  I figure he's a pretty old droid, but still effective as an assassin.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/IG-34.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: Famine on November 10, 2005, 11:21 PM
Impressive. I like the yellow green. It'll really stand out from most droids. I'm impressed.

The Weequays look really awsome. I keep going back and looking at the pictures. I might combine TILO and your WEEQUAY recipie and make my own soldier when we get the new Sora Bulq figures.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 11, 2005, 12:01 AM
Thanks Kevin, I think the yellowish green color helps him stand out a bit.  I'm glad I added that instead of the typical black/gray coloring I usually do.

For the Weequays, that's a good idea about the Sora Bulq head, as it looks much more detailed.  I can't wait until that figure comes out.  I also need some more damn Clone pilots.  I think a Target in my area has a few of them still, so I'll probably swing by there tomorrow.

Also, I never bought the Temple 5-pk, or any of the Tactical Ops Troopers.  Just didn't like them.  So I repainted some Clone #41's and added a cloak to the Evolutions Anakin, and here's my figures to attack the Jedi Temple.  I know the leg stripes are missing, but I like them like this.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: In Rem on November 11, 2005, 12:14 AM
OK, CHEWIE... I want to see a Droid Fight between my War Droid (http://www.hobbygeek.com/images/customs/IG_Final_02.jpg) and your new IG unit... that is a *superb* job you did there...

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 11, 2005, 12:17 AM
I love your war droid.  Instead of fighting each other, maybe they could join up and hunt some Wookiees or something.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: In Rem on November 11, 2005, 12:49 AM
Sounds good, CHEWIE. I'm planning (as soon as I fix all the bent legs) on assigning 5 or 6 of these guys to my Neimoidian field officer for special ops (Clone hunting). Perhaps IG-34 can tag along and perhaps drop some hapless Wookiees on the way. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 11, 2005, 11:35 AM
One problem I had on the IG droid was the articulation.  His shoulders and hips had to be glued on.

I had started using Super Battle Droid legs to add knee articulation, but it just didn't look right for some reason.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 11, 2005, 12:34 PM
tilo is really awesome i think i like him more than the other mon cal.  weequay is one of the best background characters to date the mix of parts just literally kicks a$$.  i'm almost finished doing that hooded anakin i just have to paint the arms and seal.  the only thing really different i left the robed right forearm on and cut the peg off the droid hand and cut the gloved hand off and pinned/glue the peg to the glove.  looks good so far.  originally i had just glued the peg to the glove and it broke off inside the hole.  i also have the same thing going with evo epii ani & pilot obi.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 13, 2005, 05:03 AM
When you complete the Anakin, please post a pic, I'm sure you could give myself and a few others some good ideas.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: hemble on November 13, 2005, 07:02 AM
Holy SHITE very very impressive work agian Chewie,

The Weequay Separatist Ground Troops are simply super as is the clones and bad Ani and I really like the paint apps done to them but mate that IG-34 WOW that is excellent work I do't know what it is but it just jumps right at you great work mate.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 13, 2005, 01:36 PM
I really like that IG-34. He's a very believeable star wars character. I'm going to have to do something simular.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: Spectre on November 13, 2005, 06:40 PM
I really like your new IG droid, what parts did you use for the legs?

Goos choice for the colored armor as well :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.11.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2005, 12:49 AM
On the IG droid, the legs are just from the Magna Droid in the ROTS line (so are the arms).  He does lack shoulder and leg articulation though.   :(

Anyways, had a busy day today, but not on the photonovel series.  I had to make a few more customs.  Here there are.

JEETA - Rodian Loyalist made from Mon Motha body, Rodian head, Ask Aak forearms.  And repainted.

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

RANDOM JEDI - What's the Clone Wars without more Jedi?  Here's a couple more, just simple parts swaps/repaints.

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

TRENCHBACK BEAST OF BURDEN w/ YETTAR -

The Trenchback was made from a creature that I bought on ebay from the Stargate movie.  Had to modify it quite a bit to come up with its current look.  Yettar is a Cryptozoology Big Foot figure repainted gray to give him a new look, with a utility belt added and he's handy with heavy weapons.  He is one of the last of his species, the On Braar.  He'll be in the Rykrof Enloe series, and that second pic is just for comparison to size with Rykrof.  Rykrof will ecounter him on a new planet in the Star Wars galaxy.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TrenchBack1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TrenchBack2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 14, 2005, 01:29 AM
Is that a Mastage from the StarGate line? Holy crap! I just bought a Mastage for much the same reason, but this just blows me away!

I'm sorry, I like the other three customs a lot, but I can't even look at them now that I know Trenchback and Yettar are on the table!  :o

That beast of burden is so amazing, for a second I thought it was another Owen creation. You've outdone yourself, Chewie. This is your most amazing custom yet.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to retrieve my jaw from the floor.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 14, 2005, 05:53 AM
i agree with DD, this beast is absolutely perfect ! 

i hope we see it soon in your next chapter ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2005, 11:44 AM
Thanks, I was afraid it wouldn't turn out, and that some people might think it doesn't fit in.

Here's a better description of what it is, and how I went about making it.

TRENCHBACK BEAST OF BURDEN w/ YETTAR -

The Trenchback was made from the Mastage creature from the Stargate movie. Had to modify it quite a bit to come up with its current look. It had a ton of fake yarn-looking hair that I had to cut off of its back and chin. After cutting it off, I burned it down with a lighter to give it a darker and more solid look.

Then, I painted the entire creature black. After than, I sealed it with a matte sealer acrylic spray. Next step was to cut off strips of cloth from an old pair of cargo pants for the material on his back. Just cut it up and glued it on. Then I slightly burnt the edges of it to keep it from fraying.

After that, I added on the backpack things on the sides, which came from some 21st century tank. Then, it was just a matter of painting and adding some weathering and a final spray of acrylic sealer.

Yettar is a Cryptozoology Big Foot figure repainted gray to give him a new look, with a utility belt added and he's handy with heavy weapons. He is one of the last of his species, the On Braar. He'll be in the Rykrof Enloe series, and that second pic is just for comparison to size with Rykrof. Rykrof will ecounter him on a new planet in the Star Wars galaxy.

For the names of these guys, they're just made up. I didn't know what to call the creature, but I thought that "Trenchback" would be a good description. I figure in ancient times, hunters would sneak up on them in lush marsh trenches feeding, and they could see their tall backs from a distance, hence they started calling them Trenchbacks.


 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: GGPiKE on November 14, 2005, 02:08 PM
Chewie, that Trenchback is nice!!!!!  You made me just pick one up off of ebay. I really like how Yettar came out as well. I had been eyeing that figure for months but never made the decision to get it. I'll have to take a look in the clearance isle at TRU now. I'd like to see a close up shot of Yettar as well, so we can all get a good look at him. Are his knees articulated as well?   
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2005, 02:27 PM
Thanks GGPike.  I haven't seen any of those figures at TRU in at least a year.  But I'd love to get a few more.  They were expensive if I recall, at $8.99 each and I never saw them on clearance.  And yes his knees are articulated - I'll try and get some better pics of him up soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: Nirvana on November 14, 2005, 04:06 PM
      Wow, that trenchback is amazing. That thing is huge! How much did just the figure cost? Anyway, really nice paint job on him and his handler. Great.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: hemble on November 14, 2005, 05:01 PM
I've said it once and I'll say it agian Chewie your customs are brillant I love the new jedi and Jeeta.

But Mate the beast of burden and Yettar ARE JUST TO AWESOME you have got a great talent mate in every aspect of this hobby love seeing your stuff.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: In Rem on November 14, 2005, 05:33 PM
CHEWIE -

Great stuff as always. I really want to incorporate some custom beasts onto my collection, but the fodder never looks promising enough to me. I'm going to have to hit some rummage sales and flea markets and just *practice* now, as I see what can be done with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work.

You know what strikes me most about the Trenchback? His expression. He looks so real to me, and so believable as a SW beast (i.e. I could see him standing with a Ronto on Tatooine or rubbing elbows with any of the Naboo beasts)...

I'm also digging that Rodian, and the Bigfoot custom looks more Star Wars than I imagined it would. Bravo on those as well.

Keep it up, man. You make a visit to these boards a sure thing in terms of finding something cool to look at :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 14, 2005, 06:31 PM
you've out done your self again chewie.  i love beasts of burden, they add a lot to the star wars universe and the trenchback blends in quite easily along with his handler.  question? friend or foe to our hero rykrof.  have you thought about giving the trenchback like a scare over his eye our a ring in his nose?  just curious.  if you or anybody else does another beast of burden i'd love to see somebody do one with like a robotic leg maybe some body good do a enhanced rancor with monster claw hands that could fight a ring ala clone wars season 1.  sorry didn't mean to take over your forum chewie, your customs kind of give me inspiration.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 14, 2005, 10:46 PM
that big foot  guy is awsome but im not crazy on the "pack mule" but that big foot just stands out as creepy and trerrifying id hate to see someone like that charge my foxhole or bunker

quick ? is that line stil available and also what kinda monsters r in the line
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: Spectre on November 14, 2005, 11:44 PM
Nice colors/parts choices on the Rodian!

As usual, your Jedi look great and utilize different colors than are usually seen. Nice work!

Your Trenchback is fantastic! Nice soft goods work and mods. I actually bought a bunch of thse Mastages back when KB clearanced them out at $.99 each but haven't done anything with them yet.

Nice new alien species made from Bigfoot, very Star Wars-y. I picked up one of those figures this spring on a trashed card at TRU for $.25 (along with a Mothman on an equally trashed card for the same price! :D ). When I mod mine, I'm actualy going to go for a more barbaric/primative look (loincloth/armored "skirt", bone necklace, axe, etc.).
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: Ryan on November 15, 2005, 05:57 AM
Fantastic updates CHEWIE! Sorry I haven't commented on any of these sooner, or RE 15 & 16 for that matter. :-[ I have been swamped with school work the last week and a half and I will be this week too. Not to mention my computer got an STD from another computer so it isn't working to well. >:( I just now found enough time to get this post off. enpugh of that on to cooments on your stuff.

Weequay Soldiers- You set the bar really high for this month. The part use turned out excellent as did the coloring. These would make a great addition to any Seppy army.


JEETA - I really like the color scheme it is very senatorial. And the body choice. But... if your hands are bigger than your face you have cancer. ;)

Jedi - I like both the Jedi, I really like the blue. It is nice to see Jedi with different colored robes every now and then.

TRENCHBACK BEAST OF BURDEN w/ YETTAR - Easily then best of this update, and Possibly my favorite of yours in a long time. I LOVE what you did to the Mastage. The saddle is very well done. did you dye or paint the pants at all? I really like the leathery skin and the dark fur coloring. His rider is equally impressive, he looks like he could be right of the SW Universe and doesn't look at all like big foot.  I can't wait to see these guys and the new planet, I think you do some of your best work when you create your own planets. :)


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 15, 2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks so much everyone.  I really appreciate all the feedback.  You guys always give me more ideas and inspiration with your comments.

InRem - I agree, the Trenchback really has a Star Wars looking head to it.  That's really what made want to get the beast to retool it some.

jedipurge - Those are some cool ideas about the Trenchback.  I probably won't modify him anymore, other than possibly repainting the legs a bit.  They look just a bit shiny to me.  Your Rancor idea with mechanical hand is just wicked - I love it!

Smarty - The bigfoot guy is from the Cryptozoology line that came out about 2 years ago.  I only saw them once or twice at TRU.  You could find them on clearance maybe now, but you could also probably try ebay.

Spectre - I bet you could really make something impressive with some of those beasts.  I'd love to get a few more.  What a great price you found them at!  And the Crypto creatures too... I never find deals like that!

Ryan - No problem, I understand what it's like to be busy.  This hobby has to play second fiddle to the real world.  Glad you like the Weequays, those are some of my favorite figures I've done in a while, they turned out much better than I thought they would.  Also for the Trenchback, the saddle thing was just used with strips of material from some old cargo pants, and I actually used a lighter to burn it some in places, then used a wet watery paintbrush to make certain areas damp/abosrbant before adding some paint to it.  Not all of the saddle is painted, just about 25% of the surface I'd say.  And I love making new planets, there should be a fun one coming soon!

Also, I finally started the first photos of Rykrof Enloe #17 last evening - TWISTED ALLEGIANCE.  Here is the first of a few preview pics.

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.15.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 15, 2005, 03:51 PM
chewie in regards to the pics of the hooded anakin, a couple of pages back, i'll get some taken and post them as soon as i get a camera.  tried a disposable but with a zoom the pic sucked.  also in regards to the 501 st the dirtying up of them do you use paint for the blackened areas?  stupid question?  well i ask because i'm just now starting on making some clones.  but i was thinking about using the artist charcol the kind used for shading i guess.  just wondering if anybody has used it on a figure.  also kind of an AU custom i've been thinking of doing but would like to see you or somebody else try.  an Anakin in the 501 st clone armor.  throw the belt from an evo ani ep ii on take off the right hand add the epiii mech one.  sorry i know i'm throwing out all sorts of stuff out mind is racing to fast.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.15.05
Post by: hemble on November 15, 2005, 08:06 PM
Hi Chewie

great looking preview shot of the Rykrof Enloe series look forward to seeing more.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.15.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 15, 2005, 10:42 PM
Jedipurge - It's so hard to take pics with other types of cameras, so I feel your pain.  I even have a hard time with digital cameras.

In regards to the 501st Clones, to dirty them up, I used two methods - the first is just black spray paint mist - from a good distance so the figure doesn't pick up much of it.  Then a little dry brushing with dark colors like black and brown.

And an Anakin in 501st armor has to be one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard of actually... if you don't mind me stealing your idea, I might try that sometime.

Hemble - Thanks on the preview pic, though I decided to redo it.  What do you think of this version, is it ok?  Something just didn't sit right with me on that pic.  Don't know why.  So I redid it, and here's a second preview to go along with it.  Still a lot of work to do on this next story.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TW1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TW5.jpg)

I will probably throw up one or two more previews this week if I have time, and if this weekend is free, I might get it up by Sunday... but probably not until Thanksgiving break.

Also I'll try and post another custom that I almost have finished.

 :P


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2005, 02:10 AM
Hmmm... laid down fora while and couldn't sleep, so I finished up another Rykrof custom for the series, and took pics of another one.  And why not another preview pic, I think you all should like this one.

Utapuan Harvester -

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

Rykrof Enloe in Republic jumpsuit -

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

And one more preview of TWISTED ALLEGIANCE -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TW6.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 16, 2005, 03:48 AM
looks like Rykrof got a whole set of military clothes !
 ;)

they fit perfectly in the story and the way the republic is looking more and more like the empire
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: In Rem on November 16, 2005, 10:40 AM
CHEWIE, man... wow. You're stuff is so consistently amazing. I keep waiting for you to pitch one way outside so I can gripe at you a little (kidding).

The harvester is great, particularly because you took a very regal species (to the extent we've seen it in ROTS) and made it very blue collar. I can see this guy workinga pit with a few of those odd stubby aliens that were milling around Obi's starfighter...

The sneaks from RE are, as always, welcome teases. It looks like RE will make it back to Coruscant this chapter, and I'm excited to see how he vindicates himself to the Senate (and cuts Palpatine off at the knees in the process). Who knows, though... Palpy is a resourceful guy, so maybe RE is in for more trouble than he's expected (who'da thunk it - our hero in peril?!) :)

I really can't wait for the next installment, just in case it wasn't already embarrassingly obvious.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 16, 2005, 01:24 PM
rykrof looks great, who's legs?  go ahead on the anakin he's all yours.  i probably wouldn't even be able to start on him for a while anyway.  i'll PM a couple of the ideas i had.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 05:13 PM
I really like the Utapuan Harvester. The hat really makes him unique. Why is he holding a sledge hammer? Shouldn't he have some prunning shears or a shovel?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: Reid on November 16, 2005, 07:04 PM
That Utapau Harvester reminds me of Nosferatu.

I think you should've used the Faytonni body for the Republic Officers. IMO.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2005, 08:45 PM
blaster_e11 - Thanks, I'm glad you like the outfit.  I thought it looked really good for an alternative outfit.  I had a hard time thinking what he could wear, then suddenly that popped into my head.

InRem - Thanks, and I'd love to figure out how to make one or two of those pudgy fat aliens.  Maybe I should talk to Owen D. about that.  I'll try to get a few more pics finished tonight on the series, but it won't be done for several days... maybe this weekend, but that would probably be pushing it.

jedipurge - The legs are from a TIE pilot in the SAGA/OTC line.  They're actually a perfect fit.  And thanks for the excellent ideas in your PM.  You've got some wonderful ideas.

Phruby - Yeah, that's a good idea. My thinking on his was that there's got to be some guys that work on those wind powered generators all over the planet.  This guy would be one that lives away from the pit cities, in his own dwelling.

His primitive hammer would be used for banging the fins on his power generator for when they sometimes get bent by the strong winds of Utapua.

Parts used -

head - Utapua Guard
torso - Early Bird Luke
arms - ROTS Crispy Anakin
right hand - ROTS Crispy Anakin
left hand - Imperial Dignitary
legs - Early Bird Luke
hat - 21st Century figure
hammer - 21st Century figure

HunterofThePegs - I actually used to use those Faytonni bodies a lot, like in this old (and really outdated) pic from an earlier photonovel -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/M05.jpg)

If I have time, I will make another "custom quickie" like the latest Rykrof figure tonight.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2005, 06:49 AM
HI Ya Chewie

Quote
Hemble - Thanks on the preview pic, though I decided to redo it.  What do you think of this version, is it ok?  Something just didn't sit right with me on that pic.  Don't know why.  So I redid it, and here's a second preview to go along with it.  Still a lot of work to do on this next story

Mate I'll have to agree the second on ene you did is 100% better it looks more realistic and also it looks like they are actually walking along a walkway I also like the exploding ship and how you've done the smoke and fire ball awesome work.

I really like Rykrof Enloe in the jumpsuit this guy sure does get around and the pic of the Utapuan Harvester mate thats just bloody creapy but in a good custom figure kind of way.

The preview of the bridge for the TWISTED ALLEGIANCE is OUTSTANDING very very life lie indeed keep up the great work mate .

Ron


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 18, 2005, 12:59 AM
Thank you Hemble.  On the lastest preview pics, I've altered the script some so there may be some changes in what has been shown.  But this pic is definitely staying, and this one is a new addition that will definitely be showing up.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TW6.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TA14.jpg)

I like the second one a lot with Tylin Gere in that I was able to make him look like his personality is changing and slowly turning evil.

I'd say I'm about 1/3 done with this story now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.18.05
Post by: hemble on November 18, 2005, 05:32 AM
Hay Chewie

Mate looking forward to see the end result and story line sounds like it's going to great. Also totally agree with ya on the way Tylin Gere looks especially the way the mouth is turned down great work.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.18.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2005, 09:53 AM
Yeah, that's a very suddle change to the character but it really conveys a lot of emotion. Did you photoshop the expression or paint it on?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 11.18.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 18, 2005, 10:23 AM
Thanks  guys.  It's photoshopped.  Unfortunately I don't have enough of those Boshek heads to really be able to start making changes on their faces.

I think this weekend will be a productive weekend, even though the script on this one has changed quite a bit.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 20, 2005, 10:17 PM
Ok, what a damn weekend this was.  I spent nearly every waking hour working on the latest Rykrof story.  After getting about 75% of it done and edited, I realized the pics just weren't coming out clear.  And when I tried to focus them, they kept coming out too pixelated.  So, I went back and redid almost the whole thing.

Anyways, I did get time to complete a few more customs, mainly for the series.  And the photonovel should be up tomorrow night.

ROGUE PILOT

Parts used -

head - Death Star Trooper
torso - Scout Trooper
arms - Scout Trooper
legs - Imperial Officer
helmet - Wedge Antilles

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112105RoguePilot.jpg)


JARDA

Parts used -

- SAGA Bossk
- ROTS AT-RT Driver

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112005Jarda.jpg)


COMBISS

Parts used -

- SAGA Dengar
- Pote Snikin head
- Ask Aak hands

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112105Combiss.jpg)


SENATOR TAME HEEM

- Mas Amedda body
- Hammerhead hands and head

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112105SENATORHEEM.jpg)


SENATOR NOOP TONBEETO

Parts used -

- Ask Aak torso
- Tanus Spijek head, legs, arms
- Aurra Sing top knot

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112105SenatorNoopTonbeeto.jpg)

Here's the "teaser poster" for #17 - Twisted Allegiance -

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

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on November 20, 2005, 11:39 PM
Excellent work, as usual Chewie.

Your Trandoshen Looks Great! I could see this guy Beserking through the halls of a Star Ship Ripping through Troopers like they were made of paper!

I'm not buying that Hammerhead senator though. His posture is to good. That colar on the Mas Ameda Robe must be strangleing him. And his feet should be sticking out from under his Robe.

I like the concept of the Pilot aswell but the MicroBinoculars for his chest box is just too recognizable as such.

Senator Noop is flawless a perfect background Character.

Can't wait to see more

P.S. Rykrof always kind of reminded me of the lead singer of Nickel Back
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 20, 2005, 11:41 PM
Wow! Chewie gets more customs done than anyone! You must be close to 1000 by now!

Let me run through them here...

ROGUE PILOT: Very well done! The blending of the various parts came out great, and I like the dark purple paint scheme. If I had to make one suggestion here it would be to add a little silver around the edges of the armor, and maybe drybrushed slightly here and there to indicate some paint wear and chipping.

JARDA: Not sure about this one. I like the armor paint shceme a lot, and the lizard skin is extremely well done...I'm just not sure this one blends as well. The head seems a little big...it looks like he's literally packed into that armor. I feel like he needs something else to balance everything out...a cloak or something that makes him look bulkier. Maybe he'll grow on me. I really like the second pic where he looks like he's happily skipping.  ;)

COMBISS: Very well done...not someone who looks like he's been on the losing side of many fights. The parts go together well and he retains a massive look that I think stays in line with his species. Any reason you went with the Ask Aak hands instead of Snitkin's?

TAME HEEM III: I like this one a lot, but moreso in the second pic than the first. In the first, you can see the disparity between his shoulder height and neck, and it looks unnatural. It's less obvious in the second pic. The hands came out well, I really like how they look with the puffy sleeves. If I had to make a suggestion on this one, I'd say to dremel into the torso a bit and create a depression for his head to sit in to make it look more natural, or maybe keep it as is but add a collar of some sort. A cape would work as well. I'd also like to see those Ithrian feet peeking out from under the robe.

SENATOR NOOP TONBEETO: My favorite of the bunch. The body went together extremely well with the lower torso; how did you accomplish that? Besides that the topknot is a great addition, and the fur, both on the jacket and the creature's natural fur look awesome. I do think this is a case though, where you took the drybrushing too far. By drybrushing every surface I think the custom loses something and becomes too busy...I'd make the inner shirt a solid color like you did the outer jacket, to set the other colors off a little more and make eveything pop. Still, this is my favorite of the bunch. Good job hiding those man-teats.  ;D

On another note, I'm sorry I haven't had time to comment on the last two Rykrof entries...I've been really busy and since I like to get in depth with my comments, I just haven't been able to. I will soon, though.

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 21, 2005, 12:28 AM
Thanks guys, but damnit now I feel like the Tame Heem looks like crap. 

Pilot - Thanks, maybe I'll add a little more drybrushing to him, but I'll try not to overdo it.  I personally like the macrobinoculars, I couldn't find anything else to put there that I liked (needed something because there was a big hole in his chest).

Jarda - Some things about him don't fit exactly like I wanted.  I said at Scum I might make some changes, and still might do that.

Combiss - Just used the different hands because Pote's were too big at the wrist, I hope these work ok because I wanted them to be articulated like they are.

Noop Tonbeeto - Yeah maybe some of the drybrushing blends in too much.  I might go back and work on the torso a bit to show some differences in the fur versus his undershirt.  The legs just fit right onto the Ask Akk hip piece I think.

Tame Heem - I've done some work with him in the next photonovel, so feel like I ought to make some more changes now, but that is thanks to the suggestion actually.  So I'm going back and adding a scarf like thing to him digitally that I could see him wearing.  Probably won't add in the feet though, but that is a good idea.

Here's a revised Tame Heem for the series.  Might not be perfect, but it should work for my needs.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112105preview.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on November 21, 2005, 12:45 AM
Wow! That scarf is digital? That looks a 100% better. I can't even figure out how to cut and paste my fig pics on to a background pic yet alone put articles of realistic looking clothing on them.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 21, 2005, 01:11 AM
So it looks ok then?  I was really hoping so.  It takes a lot of trial and error on learning how to use a picture program.

Here's a couple of Beach Assault Clones, similar to the ones in SKIVER division I made a short while back.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112005BeachAssault1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 21, 2005, 01:17 AM
The digital scarf looks amazing, and really adds what I think Tame needed. Not only does it camoflage the neck better, but makes his costome a little more unique.

What's up with Valorum's digitized head? And as much as I like preview pics, that one's really dark. Aren't they near the Senate, where everyting is a little brighter lit? Or is this a more clandestine rendevous?

The beach clones are awesome. For somone who was afraid to mess with Clones at first, you've come up with some really great ones.

-DD



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 21, 2005, 01:29 AM
Thanks, I'm glad the scarf came out ok.

For Valorum's head, it's because I took about 8 pics of this scene, and his face details kepts getting washed out by the flast.  So I got fed up and changed it digitally.

It's dark where they are, as they are in corridor that sees little traffic - they don't want to be seen.  It doesn't show up that dark on my monitor, so maybe I need to enhance the brightness for everyone with my program before having this story go live.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Quazar on November 21, 2005, 01:36 AM
Chewie!  Another GREAT group of customs.  I'm REALLY looking forward to this new chapter.

My favs are Jarda!  What a terrific combination of parts!  An excellent custom.

I also like Senator Noop, but, to me, he looks more like a merchant or even an underworld type and not quite like a senator.  But maybe it's just because those aliens are so weird looking that it's easier for me to picture them in a shady backwater planet as opposed to the Senate.

I agree that Heem's neck/head ration is a bit...off.  But the digital scarf is indeed impressive.

Can't wait for the new chapter!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: MetalJedi on November 21, 2005, 01:48 AM
As usual Chewie your customs get better and better. The ones that stand out to me are...

Jarda- excellent combination of parts, Trandoshans are awesome to begin with.  ;D

Noop Tonbeeto- very cool looking and original.

And of course your clone are always very cool.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on November 21, 2005, 05:20 AM
I think that Jarda the Trandoshen's legs look a little short.


Just kidding!  ;)

I wish you could get your own line at Hasbro. You seem to be able to come up with more interesting figures and faster too!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: darth_ripley on November 21, 2005, 01:03 PM
my favorites by far are the senators Chewie. the paint jobs and sculpting and everything is some of your best work imho. the sheer number of customs you do is amazing!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 21, 2005, 02:35 PM
A few people have inquired about the Dresselian in the poster.  The senators that you see in the poster really are just a teaser... their role in this won't be too big.  This one will mostly deal with an overall picture of several different characters having twisted allegiances.

Remember on Dathomir, Rykrof downloaded some important information about the Badoo Corba... this data not only contains locations of secret terror cells, but also information on certain supporters of the terrorist movement that are alligned with the Republic.   

He arrived late on Dathomir and the Badoo Corba escaped, he was shot down by a surprise Separatist force, etc - which Palpatine orchestrated.  But to everyone's surprise, he has come up with important information.   This information could sway some to thinking Rykrof is still useful to the Republic... for now.   

This won't be one of the more action packed stories, but will be an important one in the grand scheme of things.  Looking forward to posting it tonight hopefully.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on November 21, 2005, 06:29 PM
Glad to see you are putting that Star Destroyer bridge to excellent use! Those pix are bee-yoo-tee-full!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.21.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2005, 01:48 AM
Thank you.  I had a computer problem that shut me down for about 3 hours tonight, so I can't post lastest chapter until Tuesday night, but no later than that, I promise.

So, I thought I owed another preview or two.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/AL1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/AL34.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.22.05
Post by: hemble on November 22, 2005, 07:31 AM
Hi Ya Chewie

Man who's been a busy then I'll have to stop going to weddings I miss to much.

Fisrt of the twisted alliance looks fantastic I'm going to really enjoy ready it and I also like the photo shop with the figures in the hall way very well done.

Now for the figures
Beach Assault Clones - What can I say about these bad boys, I really like the helmets and the addition of the backpacks, also the colour you've given them is excellent I prefer to see clones with more darker military colours then the brighter colours gives them that military style look to them.

ROGUE PILOT - I like this figure alot even thou you've used different parts to make him he looks like something that you might hav ebought from the store and if my computer scren isn't playing tricks I like the purple-ish colour on teh armour.

JARDA - Now this figure blows me away that look you've given him just looks so realistic it really suits him done to the ground and the paint apps are awesome I espcially like the skin colour you've given him well done.

COMBISS & SENATOR TAME HEEM - As usual you've thrown togther bits and pieces together and created 2 more great looking figures.

SENATOR NOOP TONBEETO - TOP MARKS MY FRIEND this figure is the BEST, again the parts you have used to put him together are great and the paint apps is awesome and the top knot is very human yet very alien well done mate.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks Hemble!   :)

And check out the photonovel section, #17 is up!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 23, 2005, 02:00 AM
Been a while since I tackled any OT customs, so I thought I need to do that.  Here's my rendition of Endor Han Solo w/ trench coat.

Parts used -

head - OTC AT-ST Han
neck - SAGA Captain Antilles
torso - SAGA Captain Antilles
legs - SAGA Captain Antilles
arms - 21st Century figure
coat - 21st Century figure
hands - POTJ Rebel Fleet Trooper

Put the parts together, did a little dremmeling to hollow out the Han head and make the arm pegs fit, and then repainted.  Didn't refer to any pics for reference, and I'm sure it's not perfect, but it should suit my needs for now as rumor has it there will be a VOTC version in 2006.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112305ENDORHANSOLO.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: Nirvana on November 23, 2005, 06:21 AM
That's pretty cool-looking. I like the pic of him shooting the Stormtrooper, nice effects.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on November 23, 2005, 09:43 AM
This is the best Han w/ Trenchcoat custom I have seen. I would copy this same custom but I'm waiting to see what Hasbro's Neo OTC 06's version is like.

Just 2 minor suggestion though,
 
1. Add a camo pattern to the coat. The pattern was not very complicated. I think it just consisted of  some Brown Smudges over a beige base.

2. Take a VOTC Han's holster and fit it to your Endor Han. It may be to small to fit perfectly but you can cut it in the back to make it wider. No one will be able to see the cut hidden by the Trenchcoat.

Very nice work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: In Rem on November 23, 2005, 09:51 AM
I've already said so elsewhere, CHEWIE, but this is a great custom Han. We don't see too many improvements like this to core characters so well done. I might consider adding the camo blotches, too, but even without him he's freakin' great. :)

You paint work is without fault again.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 23, 2005, 10:03 AM
Thanks very much guys for the comments and the suggestions too.  I do have a spare VOTC Han that I could canniblize for the holster - I started this custom pretty late last night, and kinda rushed it I guess.  Maybe he'll get that hoster over Thanksgiving break.

As for the camo pattern, at first I did have it; with brown and white smudges.  But it just didn't turn out like I really wanted it too.  I tried several techniques, but I think the rubbery material the trenchcoat is made from is a hard surface (at least for me) to paint.  So I blended it together for an overall tannish appearance.

Thanks everyone!  I think I do need to paint his undershirt a bit better.  The flash made it look weird.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: In Rem on November 23, 2005, 10:22 AM
I tried several techniques, but I think the rubbery material the trenchcoat is made from is a hard surface (at least for me) to paint.  So I blended it together for an overall tannish appearance.

I feel your pain, man. My Neimoidian in trench has the exact same issues... I decided to make the coat black, and I've regretted it ever since. From what I know of that material, the paint job you were able to execute is that much more impressive.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 23, 2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks, what I did was mix black w/ tan paint, and water it down some.  Did 3-4 coatings of it.  Then let it dry, and sealed it with acrylic matte sealer.  Then after that dried, I lightened it up some with a very light wash of mixes of colors, and finally a white dry brush and sealed it again.  Definitely hard to paint that material.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: hemble on November 23, 2005, 06:34 PM
Damn nice work on Han mate that is very well done the trench coat is a great idea well done.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 24, 2005, 01:34 PM
Thank you Hemble, that Han turned out much better than I had thought it would actually.

I  have an idea actually that I would love to get some feedback on... it might entail a second photonovel series, or maybe a conjunction with the Rykrof series. 

Basically, the New Republic has regained control of the galaxy and it takes place about 75 years after the end of ROTJ.  Regarding a similar plot to LOTR.  Luke, Han and Leia are all dead and Jacen Solo has become the symbolic leader of the Republic.  He has befriended Rykrof Enloe's grandson, who has discovered an evil that threatens to take over the galaxy - a spirt has been resurrected - the Soul of Palpatine.  Not a flesh and blood version, but a spirit that is locked (kind of like Sauron) but is gaining power and has a new army (with a flesh and blood Sith apprentice who is responsible for awakening Palpatine's spirit).

Thoughts on that?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 24, 2005, 01:59 PM
thats sounds awsome hey man im gonna pm u we gotta talk some plot ideas because possibly palpatines ghoat could have restarted the sith in my story lines500 years after the battle of endor i dunno lets chat about it sometime ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 11.23.05
Post by: hemble on November 24, 2005, 06:58 PM
Hell that sounds like a great story line mate and using Palpatine like Sauron adds a nice touch to the story hell if the Jedi can be imortal after death why can't the sith.And I always like stories that can be done years and years after the original story/movie.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2005, 12:17 AM
Thanks, it's just kind of an idea I tossed around.  I do plan on working it in somehow later, but it might not be for a while.

Also, I decided it was time to scale back a bit on a few army builders that I have overbought on, and I am in desperate need of some extra Christmas money so they're going to ebay.  Won't post any links, but before they went up I decided to take a picture of them one last time just for memory's sake, and to experiment a bit more with my digital effects I'm trying to improve on.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TatooineLot2.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/TattooineLot1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: hemble on November 26, 2005, 02:00 AM
Ahh the never ending story of never enough money I know how that feels :)

I'll say this Chewie you sure know how to do great effects and these pics are no exception great work mate.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2005, 12:27 PM
Thanks Hemble.  I'd love ot get a better camera, tried to get one yesterday but there must have been something wrong with the wire connecting the camera to the computer.  Nothing would download.

Anyways... lookie at what I got in the mail yesterday, the rest of the Star Destroyer!  I took pics and added Owen's website to the pics as this was his creation.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.SD4.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.SD2.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.SD3.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.DS1.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: hemble on November 26, 2005, 03:03 PM
NOW that is what I call a display man Owen sure does some awesome dio's the detials in them is mind blowing and I think that what makes his dio's stand out from all the rest, you are one lucky SOB mate.

with the camera I had trouble with the connection as well and I had to take the cover off and push all the hardware back into the slot.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 26, 2005, 04:34 PM


Also, I decided it was time to scale back a bit on a few army builders that I have overbought on

No such concept exists.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2005, 05:35 PM
Dressel, I'm having to do it, and am parting with quite a few customs too - I just don't have the space for all this stuff.  I have one room with nothing but Star Wars in it, and to make room for more I'm parting with stuff I don't need so many of.  Like those Tuskens and Sandtroopers, I already have about 20 or so more Tuskens and there is a rumored VOTC one coming out.  And I have way more Sandtroopers than I need, so parting with a few isn't going to really put much of a dent in what I'm getting rid of.

Hemble, what do you mean, you had to push the hardware back in?  On the actual computer hard drive?  My other cables work fine in it, so I think it was just the camera.  I ordered one today from Sears, a 7 megapixel Samsung camera.  My current one is only 3.1 megapixels, so I think my photonovels will look better after I get it (in about 2 weeks).

And oh yeah, all you have to do to get one of these Star Destoyer playsets is contact Owen D and make arrangements.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: Clone Commander on November 27, 2005, 03:49 PM
Are you getting rid of any stormtroopers? :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturday 11.26.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 27, 2005, 05:48 PM
Stormtroopers... probably not.  But if I do, I will let you know!   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 27, 2005, 07:05 PM
Ok, I'm selling the following custom lots of figures -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_1SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_2_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_3.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_4.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_5.jpg)

Click on over to the Classifieds Section if you are interested -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10060.msg178592#msg178592

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 27, 2005, 08:21 PM
And here's the Clone Wars Mobile Artillery Driver I'm donating for the Jedidefender Customs Giveaway.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05JDGiveaway_MobileArtilleryDriver.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: Clone Commander on November 27, 2005, 10:53 PM
COOL!
Although I cant really buy any of these as the moment, good luck.
Though I can see people wanting them right away!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 27, 2005, 11:11 PM
I'll take lot #1 or #3. I've always wanted some Chewie originals.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 12:05 AM
Looks like #1 is then yours Phruby.  I'll send you a PM.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 28, 2005, 10:29 AM
as i already stated in the classified section, the 2nd lot looks interesting to me, but...

btw, the two playsets merge perfectly, i'm not sure about it but  the grey parts don't look exactly the same

am i right ?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 12:23 PM
No worries Blaster_e11 - I know how women are!  One lot is already gone, so I'm happy with that as it will go to a fellow customizer here who is very talented.

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - the left side of the playset is more of a blue than the other.  I believe in the film it did have that tint to it though. Maybe something in the middle of the two colors would be best, but I'm happy with how it turned out either way.

And oh yeah, Owen is starting up a project for me that is much bigger than this.  Gotta keep my lips sealed though for now.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 28, 2005, 02:56 PM
Let me guess. Owen is building a complete to scale Death Star with working primary laser.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 02:59 PM
You guessed it! 

Seriously though, he is working on a modular Death Star.  I'm sure it will be something really cool when he's done with it.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 11.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 08:07 PM
Ok, here's a little group of customs, usually when I don't know where to put them, I add them to my podrace spectator diorama.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceOne.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceTwo.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceThree.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: Nirvana on November 28, 2005, 08:10 PM
Since it's only 8:09, I'll be first to comment on these. Those are pretty nice, Chewie- I like them put in the bleachers, nice setup.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 28, 2005, 08:15 PM
Ahh, more ideas to steal.  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: hemble on November 28, 2005, 09:22 PM
Chewie
Quote
Hemble, what do you mean, you had to push the hardware back in?  On the actual computer hard drive?  My other cables work fine in it, so I think it was just the camera.  I ordered one today from Sears, a 7 megapixel Samsung camera.  My current one is only 3.1 megapixels, so I think my photonovels will look better after I get it (in about 2 weeks).
.

Hi Chewie yeah I was talking about the actual hardware sorry I wasn't clearer I'm not that good with computers I knwo how to turn them on nad thats about it. ;D

Pity that you have to sell some of your figures but I know where your coming from I had to do the same with a few of my 12" figs.

I like how you've doen all the extra figures into the stands very nice touch indeed.

Ron



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the explanation Hemble.  I thought that was what you meant.

As for selling some customs, most of the ones I'm selling aren't ones that are really "dear" to me or anything, just clearing out some space, trying to get a few extra bucks, etc.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: Diddly on November 28, 2005, 10:56 PM
You're selling RE characters? NOOOOOOOO! :P

They look nice though. I wish I could help you out!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 11.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2005, 11:24 PM
Thanks Diddly; and it's just a couple that are being sold from past photonovels.  No main characters or anything.  Rykrof, Freelo, Ralbarr and Kala are all safe.   :)

Ok, I decided to post all the spectator pics in one post, so here's all seven of them.  I really like the Duros/Nemoidian hag.  I made her a while back, and she looked ok but I think with the new paint job she's a lot better.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceOne.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceTwo.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceThree.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceFour.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceFive.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceSix.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805PodraceSeven.jpg)

Also here's a couple more customs.

TRISEK THE TERRORIST

Yet another for the Rykrof Enloe series. Trisek is in league with both the Separatists and the Badoo Corba terror organization, and will be a royal pain for Rykrof in the future.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805Trisek.jpg)

501st STORMTROOPERS

Just a third version of these guys.  I like how the chest designs came out better this time.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805BLUESTORMIES.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: In Rem on November 28, 2005, 11:51 PM
Nice additions, CHEWIE. Those Hammerhead hands on the Quarren are *freaky*, but good freaky. The new stormies' paint work does look better, too. It actually looks just about perfect. Nice work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 29, 2005, 12:26 AM
Thanks, I realize the hands are a bit big, but I kinda like them that way (and I think they have one extra finger too!).

Here's the poster thing proposal for this months' customizing challenge.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112805FLEETTROOPERSPOSTER_A.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: jedipurge on November 29, 2005, 01:22 PM
so freaking jealous of the sd bridge it's awesome, just awesome.  but not bash owen's work but if he were to complete the other half of the main part of the bridge it wouldn't be centered right because the main walkway should lead right into the comm. section but from the pic it doesn't look like it would.  maybe it's just me after all you have it right in front of you and i'm sure owen did his research into how it's designed.  awesome crowd.  wish i could get my hands on some chewie originals too.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 29, 2005, 10:36 PM
Yeah, you are right about the bridge design - it's not 100% perfect, but heck, I'm happy with it!   :)

Update on the customs for sale - whatever's left on Friday goes to ebay.  $25.00 per lot.  Thanks!

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_1SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_2_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_3_PENDING.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_4.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_5.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: Famine on November 29, 2005, 11:23 PM
Justin my man, next time you do lots, you should do an all droid lot. I think those would go quick. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 30, 2005, 12:13 AM
Thanks Kevo, I'll take that into consideration.   :)

And here's a post ad I made for the December Casting Call - Tonnika Sisters.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/112905DECEMBERCASTINGCALL.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 30, 2005, 04:43 AM
Justin my man, next time you do lots, you should do an all droid lot. I think those would go quick. :)

Kevin

and if you're selling an all imps lot, count on me to buy it (i won't bother to ask the woman)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 30, 2005, 11:05 AM
Heh... we'll see!  Probably won't be getting rid of too many Imperials actually.   ;)

Anyways, I thought it might be fun to make a list of some of the main characters for the Rykrof Enloe series.  Here is a basic list.  I might make some mug shots as a poster or somethign for them later.

REPUBLIC
 
Rykrof Enloe - the main character, a Republic commander
Alyssa Enloe - Rykrof's blonde haired wife
Ralbarr - Rykrof's Wookiee ally
Kala Mly Shundi - Jedi Master, friend of Rykrof
Freelo - Rykrof's Mon Calamari ally, a former archaelogist
Traedon Cusiro - Rykrof's friend from Corellia, a former smuggler
Finis Valorum - former leader of the Republic
Tame Heem - Ithorian senator
Ora Telle - Republic Peace Officer
Tylin Gere - Republic Admiral, former best friend of Rykrof
Chancellor Palpatine - current leader of the Republic
Anakin Skywalker - Jedi Knight
Obi Wan Kenobi - Jedi Master
Ki Adi Mundi - Jedi Master
Bacara - Clone Commander
 
SEPARATISTS
 
Darth Sidious - Sith Lord
Count Dooku - Sith Lord, visual leader of the Confederacy
Nute Gunray - Trade Federation Viceroy
Wat Tambor - Techno Union leader
Asajj Ventress - Dark Side apprentice
Durge - Confederate commander
Snodd - Confederate general
 
BADOO CORBA
 
Trigg Fuuda - former leader of terror organization, now dead
Troffar - new leader of Badoo Corba
Zeedo Chissis - Rodian terrorist
Bledda - Mandalorian terrorist

MISC.

Siriadne - Witch of Dathomir

And there will be many more characters adding to this list as time goes on.

 :P
 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 3, 2005, 07:34 PM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_1SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_2_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_3_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_4_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_5_SOLD.jpg)

Thanks to some fellow collectors, all 5 lots have been sold.  Thank you, and I might have a few more in the next couple weeks.  If so, I'll post a heads up here right before they go in the classifieds section.  Prices will remain right at or around $5.00 per figure and will be in bulk lots again.  Thank you for helping me out with some expenses and making room for more future customs.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 3, 2005, 07:47 PM
Is there any chance that the next lots might have any troopers in them? And do you have to buy the whole 5 figures or just one?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 3, 2005, 11:57 PM
Yes, I might have a trooper or two in some of the potential future lots - I'd prefer to sell in lots, but something else could probably be arranged.  Mostly though they would probably be just background filler for dioramas.  I've got so many background customs right now in dioramas, that I decided to part with some to make room for future customs.  I'm probably losing money on these big time, but what the hell!  And thank you for the inquiry!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 08:54 PM
Alrighty, I was sick as a dog all weekend, I don't know if it's sinus or allergies or what, but I've been miserable.  Because of my insomnia issues, I didn't get much sleep though, even though I've been sick and exhausted.  So, what to do during that time?  Catch up on some customs!  Mostly fan fic stuff here, for the Rykrof Enloe series.  Took some liberty with a couple of established character designs here.  I probably won't be able to work on any customs this week, so here's a nice big update -

TRISEK THE TERRORIST (version 2)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Trisek.jpg)

MARLISS

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Marliss.jpg)

CLONE TROOPER ALPHA

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Alpha.jpg)

FREELO w/ TWO CORUSCANT SCIENTISTS

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Freelo.jpg)

ANAKIN SKYWALKER

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Skywalker.jpg)

TREDWELL MEDIC DROID

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405TredwellMedic.jpg)

GENERAL SHAAK TI

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405GeneralTi.jpg)

JUDISS THE TERRORIST

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Judiss.jpg)

MULTI PURPOSE LABOR DROID

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405MultiPurposeDroid.jpg)

 :P




Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: jedistyle on December 4, 2005, 09:31 PM
those are some nice customs CHEWIE. i particularly like the general shaak ti custom. i didn't think the white clone armor would look that good, but it really does, good work.

the alpha clone looks really good too. simple but good, nice marking on the chest too.

sorry too hear you are sick. that was a great update with some really nice customs. i hope you feel better and i'm really looking forward to seeing these new customs in the next chapter of "Rykoff".

erik
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 10:11 PM
Thanks Erik.  To be honest, I've been a little concerned with my health for about 6 months now.  I'm on medication for my insomnia, but other stuff has kind of been going on too that doesn't seem right.

Anyways,  thank you for the kind words. 

I think I need to rework the Freelo a bit as the arms look too long.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 4, 2005, 11:30 PM
Love those scientists since the first time you posted the Nikto/Zabrak pair. Seems you've got quite a collection of Jedi Generals going on now. :)

Keep it comin' Justin. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: hemble on December 5, 2005, 02:06 AM
Hi Ya Chewie

Hope you are feeling alot better mate, Your lot of figures are awesome as always but the General SHAAK TI, Anakin and th Clone are my favourites I'm always impressed with how you get so many figures out and yet make them look so great well done.

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: In Rem on December 5, 2005, 09:59 AM
Where to begin?!

1. I really like the changes to Trisek. I thought he was good before, but toning him down and giving him the cloak make him a little more menacing. I'm also not sure I commented on this before, but nice work on the changes to his skin tone. No chance he'll be confused with his POTJ cousin.

2. Marliss is a great little concept figure. Any chance we can get a recipe on her? Also, is that hair or a hood? It looks great either way, but with the goggles it almost looks like a hood of some kind. She has that thug look with the color scheme, pouches and straps that you seem to be so good at creating consistently. I might steal this idea for the K.O.E. series as I have an odd idea for a little faction of my own, and someone like Marliss would fit right in :P

3. Alpha is sweet, CHEWIE. I'm not really familiar with his story, though. Should he have a scop/ant on his helmet? The weathering also looks very stock/Hasbro (that's probably because it is?) Nothing wrong with the off-the-shelf weathering, I just happen to know you're weathering tends to look better. :)

4. Freelo rocks - not just your figures of him, but the character you've created for him. I do agree with you that the arms looks a *tad* long, but I don't know that I'd resort to hacking him up to fix that. If he's going to appear in R.E. this way you can make some alterations to your photo angles to account for the arms.

5. Commander Skywalker is a great addition to your military Jedi ranks, and I cannot wait to see how he cameos in R.E. I'm not a huge fan of the Evo head, but given that he'll probably be hacking up seppies whenever he has the armor on, it's probably appropriate. :) Good job with the right hand, although it makes me think you could have left armor off the right arm altogether... that may have looked really odd, though. Hmmm...

6. Your Tredwell Medical Droid scares the hell out of me. I don't know why, but I find it scary as all get out. :) Nice work!

7. Quite possibly the coolest rendering of Shaak Ti ever... all those guys pointing to the chicks in Clone armor should look to Ti to see how it's done. :) I also like that you didn't feel like you needed to alter the armor for the benefit of the female Jedi. If they wanted to wear armor, I'm pretty sure they would have just picked up what the Clones were wearing and wouldn't have invested too much in custom fitting things. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with this particular custom. I hope ST makes it into R.E., too, as I'd love to see her in ground combat before it's all over.

8. Judiss is one I'm just flat jealous over. I took one of my extra Ponda heads and tried to sculpt the "fang" details into the butt cheeks on his face. It didnt' work. I think your repaint is far more effective! (My Ponda head ended up a bare Aqualish skull, which is kinda cool in its own way... look for it to show up in K.O.E. as a prop before too long :P )

9. The Labor Droid is an interesting concept. Does it ride on the treads most of the time and only launch off its base when absolutely necessary? If there was a way, it'd be neat to see pinchers on the ends of the arms to make him more of an FX-7-ish droid without the launching ability. Dedicate him to his base and make him a field surgeon. :) He looks like he could take (and has taken) a blaster bolt or two without much of a problem.

I hope you feel better, man. I didn't comment elsewhere as I have opted to hit all your new additions here. Forgive the lack of comments on RS.

As always, very nice work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 5, 2005, 10:49 AM
InRem - Thanks for all that feedback.  Yes Alpha in the comics has an antenna on the helmet, for some reason I just don't like that antenna so I left it off.  I did do a bit of weathering, but the camera flash seemed to wash out what I did.  Don't worry about not posting at Scum, I'd much prefer it to be here if it's just one of the two sites.

Hemble - I like the Jedi too, especially Shaak Ti.  Not sure if I like her cape though.

Jediknight - You remembered the scientists!   8)

And thanks for the well wishes, I'll be fine.  I just need to see a specialist about it (took me a long time to go to see a doctor about my insomnia and I realize that was a mistake).

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 5, 2005, 04:12 PM
shaak ti awesome. no really that's really really cool.  i've started on making a female jedi general in armor and i think i'm gonna have to steal that idea of shortening the skirt i hadn't thought of that it looks really good.  trisek i don't know about the white "nostrils" if that's what they are.  though if you used a darker color you'd probably not even see it.  marliss the left forearm looks a little long or maybe it's just the angle.  but good looking figure.  are those palps hands or padmes?  i like the scientists a lot.  i don't know what species maul is but i wondered what they'd look like besides black & red.  judiss is cool are those tusken hands?  does he wind up betraying somebody in the story?  just thought you might be going for a judas/judiss kind of thing.  the labor droid i think is my favorite droid i've seen thus far.  anakin is looking really good, though i'm not a big fan of soft goods,  i like the addition of the rots hand makes for a good progression.  hope you're feeling better.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 5, 2005, 07:32 PM
you do it again good job i tink my favs r the labor droid tredwell anakin and general ti she looks realy god i never would have thought to keep her rots body i probably would have swithced it but it looks really good the anakin good idea love it i jsut realy dont like theat face i think u should have used a ceramony anakin that head is the best

sorry i havnt had time to post anycoments on ours and everyone elses my great grandpa died on the 1st  but anyway i hope u get well soon and have a good rest of the week ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - big update Sunday 12.04.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 5, 2005, 10:52 PM
jedipurge - Thanks, I do like how Shaak Ti turned out, plus she's really articulated.  I only cut the skirt because I wanted to see how it would look with the clone armor showing, it turned out much better than I thought it would.  On Trisek - those are actually teeth (or some sort of tusks) - they are kind of bright, so I should probably tone them down a bit.  Maul is Zabrak species.  Judiss - yeah those are Tusken hands.  And the name is in reference to Judas from the Bible.  I had toiled with an idea of him being a traitor, then thought against it.  But now I am leaning back in that direction.  Actually, I have an idea that I'd like to discuss with you via PM. 

smarty -  l like the labor and tredwell droids a lot - seems like most people agree with you that they don't like that Anakin head.  I think I'm the only person around who thinks that's the best AOTC Anakin head around.  Sorry to hear about your grandfather, hang in there and be there for your family.

And I'm feeling a little better... but when I am at home I start feeling worse.  I think I may be allergic to something here at the house.

And I am putting some more customs up for sale - check the Classifieds Section if you are interested in any of these!  I need to clear out a little more space and get a few more bucks for Christmas shopping... and if anything is left by Friday night, they will probably go to ebay.  Thanks guys!

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotsix.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotseven.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customsloteight.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotnine.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotten.jpg)

 :P 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: Glassman6 on December 6, 2005, 11:12 AM
Its just so hard to keep up with all your updates chewie. If you mis a day, its possible that one might miss out on 3-5 customs!

Like i've said... You're a machine!  Great group of new figures, and very interesting lots.


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 6, 2005, 04:19 PM
chewie sent you a pm.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 6, 2005, 05:57 PM
Thanks Glassman, and those are just some older customs mainly, just to clear out some space, and try and help out my finances this month.

And Jedipurge, I'll PM you back with more details.

Also, I tried really hard to get something rolling here to get a photonovel page or hosting on this site, but it never came to fruition.  Finally though it looks like the Rykrof Enloe series is being updated on a regular basis at www.thecustomalliance.com - with an all new presentation style!  Check it out!

http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/default.asp

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 6, 2005, 07:23 PM
Hey, I apologize for me missing your last update. I really like General Ti the most, haven't really seen and 3.75 inch customs of her, and I like the clone armor on him. That's a nice uniform for Freelo, fits his character well.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2005, 12:05 AM
No biggie on missing one of my updates.  It's hard to keep up around here sometims for everyone.   ;)

Oh and a heads up, here's the current listings of my customs for sale

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_1SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_2_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_3_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_4_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/11.28.05Lot_5_SOLD.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotsix.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotseven.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customsloteightSOLD.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslotnine.jpg) 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120505customslottenSOLD.jpg)

My good friends in the customizing have made this possible - I've been able to sell 7 lots so far, which helps me out a bunch.  I really appreciate it my friends. 

Since there are three lots left -

Option One -

I'll offer to do this - for each lot that is bought, if there is a figure in it that you would like for me to modify a bit more, please let me know.  For instance - the Mace Windu - I could weather that some and probably make his tunic look a lot better.  Just let me know.

- OR -

Option Two -

I can take out one figure from the auction and replace with a CT Stormtrooper (sorry, no accessories)

This will of course apply to tonight's purchaser of Lots 8 and 10 - PM me and let me know please.

I will make those as option on all future lots!  - Let me know what you think of that?

Thanks and here's the Classifieds Thread again - http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10060.0

Stay tuned, I might have a couple more customs up tonight, one of Rykrof that I think everyone will really like.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 11.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2005, 12:17 AM
I'd like to apologize for not going into more detail on these recent customs - so here's a basic recipe for anyone that might be curious -

TRISEK THE TERRORIST (version 2)

Head - Tessek
Torso - Djas Puhr
Arms - Djas Puhr
Legs - Djas Puhr
Jacket - LOTR Hobbit character
Hands - Hammerhead

- parts assembled, a little drilling and then painted/sealed

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Trisek.jpg)



MARLISS

Head - GIJoe Baroness
Body - ROTS Luminara
Arms - ROTS Luminara
Legs - ROTS Luminara
Goggles - Flashback Luke

- a few accessories added, and replained/sealed

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Marliss.jpg)



CLONE TROOPER ALPHA

All Parts - ROTS Evolutions Yellow Clone

Just repainted and weathered and then sealed.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Alpha.jpg)



FREELO w/ TWO CORUSCANT SCIENTISTS

Head - Meena Tills
Torso - OTC Lobot
Arns - OTC Lobot
Legs - OTC Lobot
Hands - Meena Tills

- did a bit of a wash w/black paint to bring out the details on the shirt design and sealed

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Freelo.jpg)



ANAKIN SKYWALKER

Head - Evolutions AOTC Anakin
Torso - Evolutions AOTC Anakin
Biceps/Thights - Evolutions AOTC Anakin
Forearms/Shins - #41 Clone

- put together and slighty weathered and then sealed

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Skywalker.jpg)



TREDWELL MEDIC DROID

Head - tredwell droid
Torsto - chopper droid
Neck Pole - tredwell droid
base - tredwell droid

- just a parts swap, then repainted/weathered and sealed

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405TredwellMedic.jpg)



GENERAL SHAAK TI

Just parts swaps like the Anakin, and a repaint a bit and sealed (cut here skirt too)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405GeneralTi.jpg)



JUDISS THE TERRORIST

Head - Ponda Baba
Hands - Tusken Raider
Rest - Gotal

- assembled, repainted and sealed.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405Judiss.jpg)



MULTI PURPOSE LABOR DROID

Head - Teemto Pagalies droid
Neck - Engine from SAGA Padme Pilot's cannon
Treads - Hoth Cannon accessory pack

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120405MultiPurposeDroid.jpg)

 :P





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Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2005, 09:35 AM
My computer went down last night, and back up this morning so I barely had time to upload these new pics this morning -

Trench Trooper

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120705TRENCHTROOPER.jpg)

Rykrof Enloe (battle gear)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120705RYKROFENLOE.jpg)

Rykrof Enloe Photonovel Group Shot

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120705GROUPSHOT.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.05.05
Post by: In Rem on December 7, 2005, 09:49 AM
Rykrof Enloe (battle gear)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120705RYKROFENLOE.jpg)

I am *floored*. Absolutely floored. This is quite possibly your coolest all 'round custom yet, CHEWIE. I don't know if it's because I'm such a fan of the series or what, but this just screams cool to me. Seems like he could pull on a helmet if he wanted, but he certainly doesn't need one. I'm trying to think of a suggestion to improve him (maybe having a helmet *available*?), but really can't think of anything that would materially improve on the custom.

Bravo, sir.

For the Trench Trooper, I really like adding the cloak here instead of the pauldron. I also appreciate that you didn't get too fancy with the deco on the clone - it looks like it's a straight weathering job on a red commander, and I like that (my beaten up red commander is honestly one of my favorite figures, and he took almost no time) :P

The thing I probably would change would be to lose the visor. I know it's a kick-butt accessory and all, but I don't think every Clone who could carry one would. If you want to keep it, perhaps recolor it to make it stand out a little? Right now it looks too clean - like it's minty fresh while the rest of the Clone has seen some action. That may be intentional (everything is new at some point), but I think that if you're going to keep it, it would compliment the overall figure even more to address it with some weathering or color.

The group shot of R.E. players is nice to see. I'd personally like to see you add "credits" to your chapters where we get solo shots - outside the novel context - of each of the characters as they appear in the novel. A clean, unshadowed group shot would work too - a sort of curtain call that acknowledges the inclusion of customs in the PN. Just a thought I've had for my own PN that this pic reminded me of. :)

Nice work as always.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: Glassman6 on December 7, 2005, 10:29 AM
Thants acstually a pretty cool outfit chewie. Very!
I know you just replaced the forarms and lower legs and added the skirt, but it works very well together.
The cloak on that clone is nice as well. I'm really likeing the black skirts. Nice idea.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on December 7, 2005, 10:51 AM
yeah chewie, the coat on this clone just fits it's so cool an accessory

the idea of mixing your casual military fatigues Rykrof with clone armor is just as brilliant

i can't wait to see those figs in your next chapter
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 7, 2005, 01:58 PM
All right...I was just doing a quick lurk and don't really have time to comment on much, but that Rykrof in battle gear is simply amazing. That is my fave Rykrof to date, and I hope to see him in a LOT of action in that outfit!


-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: Ryan on December 7, 2005, 02:22 PM
I just popped in real quick cause I should be writing a speech I have to give in 3 hours, and my net class starts in 45 minutes... but that Rykrof is too cool not to say anything now. I am floored by it. Excellent update, I'll comment in more detail later. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: Ruprecht on December 7, 2005, 02:41 PM
Chewie I am running short on time w/finals, but damn man that Rykrof is my favorite!  The mingling of the clone armor and kama with the uniform is absolutely perfect.  As always, a first-rate paintjob.  I really like Rykrof in black, and I second Rem's motion for helmet availability.

B
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 7, 2005, 04:03 PM
chewie, rykrof what can i say that somebody else hasn't already said.  ok ok mindblowing that you came up with that when all i thought those imperial jumpsuits would be good for would be color variations of background troops.  i agree with in rem but i don't think he needs a helmet it's an idea that i've been toying with on my jedi generals in clone armor that i'll eventually get to doing.  take the "pilot gear" that came with kenobi and cut all the excess off leaving only the ear/mouth piece paint and glue or whatever to it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: Ryan on December 8, 2005, 12:38 AM
Ok, i've got some time so I'll give you some real comments now. :)

The new lots look great, I have to say I'm very tempted on them, but with the holidays coming up I don't think I'll be able to get any of them.

TRISEK THE TERRORIST (version 2)-

The skin tone on this guy is phenomonal. It really highlights him great and sets him apart from Tessk or any other Quarrens. I think I liked the red suit better, not that this one is bad, I just like red. :) I'm not really a big fan of the cloak though. It is a nice looking piece but the color doesn't seem to fit. I think I'd change it to match the rest of the suit better, or contrast it, one of the two. Then drybrush it, it just feels incomplete without a drybrush. I might change the boots up a bit too so it doesn't look like a Djas Body quite so much. Maybe the leg coverings could be changed to the brown you used on the sleeves, and the shoes themselves could be black? I don't know, it still looks good, but I think it could be better.

MARLISS-

I really like this girl as well. The added accessories look good and that body was an excellent choice. I thought of Mirax Terrik when I saw her, even though she doesn't neccassrily look like her.

CLONE TROOPER ALPHA-

Simple and a very sharp looking custom. Not 100% comic accurate, but since that's not what you were going for that doesn't matter at all. I like your interpretation better I think. All the accessories looked a little goofy. The only thing I can think of suggesting is maybe giving him a different gun, not even the one he would have in the comics, but something that isn't standard issue. In the US military, Special Forces weapons tend to be different from the regular soldiers' standard issue weapons.

FREELO w/ TWO CORUSCANT SCIENTISTS-

I always liked that guy on the right when you made him awhile back. I really liked the different tatoos on his head. I agree Freelo's arms look a little long. I think it is because he has exposed wrists and his hands are longer than human hands anyways. I am going to need to find some cheap LoBots I've been meaning to steal that one from you for awhile.

ANAKIN SKYWALKER-

Like master, like apprentice. :) I thnik this turned out nicely. Personally I think I would have given Anakin grey armor, I just don't see him in white. It still looks great as is though. THe weathering on the boots is very well done. I wonder if his robotic hand would be exposed though? Nothing wrong with the way you did it, it looks good like that, but Luke did wear gloves over his.

TREDWELL MEDIC DROID-

I absolutely LOVE this figure. The part swapping is masterfully done. But what really gets me is the pale blue you used. It is perfect for the '70s and really seems like something we would have seen in the movies.

GENERAL SHAAK TI-

Another excellent Jedi general. The purple Stripping looks really good. It took me a second to realize that that was a Dooku cape, it fits very well, especially with the shortened skirt.

JUDISS THE TERRORIST-

Excellent work on the head. It almost looks like a brand new sculpt. The body is very good but I think it could use more of a repaint. I think it almost looks too familiar.  Maybe give him a darker shirt?

MULTI PURPOSE LABOR DROID-

Excellent Droid. I really like how it splits into two. It is dirty enough that it looks like it actually does some labor. Yet another piece I ma copy at somepint down the road. :)

Trench Trooper-

Very simple but it looks AWESOME. I really like clone troopers with cloaks for some reason I had one of my SA clones posed with an Evo Anakin robe for awhile. The weathering is very well done. I really like how you changed the kama to the blackish color, he looks much more bad ass. I wouldn't pose him with out the cloak unless you are going to give him a pauldron, the neck looks rather girafe like.

Rykrof Enloe (battle gear)-

I'm diggin' Rykrof's new look. It looks really sharp. The EVO kama was an excellen addition, I think that is what really ties the figure together. I know I said I wasn't a fan of the white on Anakin but for some reason I really like it here, I think it is the black/white combo. I do have one minor suggestion, and I guees it would aply to Anakina and Shaak Ti as well. I think that they could use the elbow armor. My reasoning behind this is that the CW Obi-Wan that started this trend had it. And in real life military, troopers will often wear knee and elbow guards so they can dive to the ground and have somethng to land on that will protect their knees and elbows. You have the knee pads I personally think the addtion of elbow pads would really make him perfect. I did it on my CW Obi-Wan, it is a little work, but I think that it worth it when it is all done. To do that, you just have to cut the clone armor off at the elbow so you just have the pad, I then sanded the top part that comes in contact with the sleeves so it fits better, dremmeled out most of the inside so it doesn't interfere with the joint so that it will still be functional. You may have to sand the rim of the upper arm too so it all fits together well. If there are any holes you can just fill it with epoxy putty, and maybe use a little to blend the pices together better anyways. I hope that made at least some sense, her's a pic of mine if you are curious.

(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/elbows.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.07.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2005, 02:30 AM
Ryan, thanks for all the comments.  As usual, they are very insightful and helpful.  Many other comments too from everyone else, so I'll pick out a few that I really like as suggestions -

Adding Elbow Armor - Cool idea... that kind of intimidates me for some reason.  When I feel brave enough, I'll definitely give it a whirl.  Thanks for the idea Ryan.

Rykrof Enloe - Thanks everyone, I feel like I finally got a Ryrof figure done just the way I wanted to.  Took 17 photonovels to find a look I like... but this outfit will be saved for a couple of chapters down the road most likely (you'll see why - also I've added to it, pics at the end of this post).

Good suggestions on what to maybe add on him guys.  I think I have a look that will work out well with what is being added for a certain mission later on.

And the other figures, good ideas too.  Alpha probably does need a different gun, Freelo's arms are too long, and the visor thing on the Clone will probably be removed I think.

Ok, onto tonight's very late update... that's what happens when you get home and watch FOX news all night.  Fun time to customize.   :)

COMMANDER SOIKU

This was inspired by the recent Rykrof, and actually because I wanted to change the thighs on the Rykrof back to being from an Imperial officer.  So I made this guy; a little of a pain to make, and a lot of different figure parts, but I think he turned out well.  Might be one of the rare customs that I sell though.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120805CommanderSoiku.jpg)


PALPATINE

After seeing DD's version with the new bust up, I've been dying to get it and try my first of several versions.   So here's the first version -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120805Palpatine.jpg)


RYKROF ENLOE

Ok, notice the removable poncho thing and the hood.  He'll need these in a mission later on.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120805RykrofEnloe.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Ryan on December 8, 2005, 02:45 AM
Oh Wow! Another great update. I was just heading to bed (I'm slowly getting on a better schedule) but I'll comment more on them tomarrow. They look fantastic upon first glance. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 8, 2005, 02:55 AM
One word:

Stealthy. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on December 8, 2005, 03:36 AM
ithe poncho anfd the hood can be useful if it rains too  ;) remember obi on kamino
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Darby on December 8, 2005, 04:19 AM
Hey Chewie, about the Sidious bust-up you're using for the custom, are you hollowing out the bust up any, is it already hollowed?  Is it something a novice like me can try without too much difficulty?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Glassman6 on December 8, 2005, 10:59 AM
I think you really got something there with that outfit chewie.
No matter who you put it on, it look nice.

You should make a squad of these troopers in this uniform.

Great Commander!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2005, 11:36 AM
Aah, my daily update of Chewie's figures. It's just great to sit down first thing in the morning with a cup of orange juice and see what new toys Chewie made last night.

It's neat to see the use a different head for the clone commander. The Typho head is very believable alternative to Jango. I wonder if clones are allowed to change their hair styles and such. You must have found a sale on imperial officer bodies. It's amazing how well that body works in so many different configurations.

The Emporer is very cool. I like how you made the entire robe black. That is what I didn't like about the other versions. The color wasn't uniform. He's very dynamic.

Good idea to use the poncho on old Rykrof. Is this a entirely new figure or just the addition of the accessories? How many Rykrofs have you made so far?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: In Rem on December 8, 2005, 03:30 PM
CHEWIE -

What more can be said? I hoped you would carry the new Rykrof outfit forward. Little did I know you would do that and then some!

The Typho head is a great Clone variant. The eye patch really sets him off, too. As to the hair style, I'd have to think that if you can have your own name and armor design, a hair style would be the least of Republic Command's concerns with their Clones. :) The helmet looks big-ish, but I think that's just a byproduct of the Evo mold. It's just bigger...

I really like this Emporer custom... I'm glad you got around to giving him a crack, and as expected, you've done a fine job with him. For some reason, though, I'm just not liking any of the ROTS bodies under that Bust-Up cowl... the proportions always seem off. Of course I'm to the point now that I have an overly-critical eye for that detail, so this is probably closer to correct than I'm seeing it as, if that makes sense. :P

Now, the use of the cowl on Rykrof...

(http://www.state.sc.us/forest/tree%20planting%20hoe.jpg)
Hoe.

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/20/stan_lee_narrowweb__200x284.jpg)
(Stan) Lee.

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Cow.

That's the thing that has taken this from the best Rykrof yet to probably being the best Rykrof we're ever likely to see. I hope you plan to keep him in this gear for a long, long time, as you'll be hard pressed to upgrade him. :) You've inspired me to track down some Emporer Bust-Ups just for those hoods! They are awesome, especially when applied to excellent pieces like this Rykrof.

(as an aside, since I'm sure you've addressed this before, is it Rike-roff, Rick-roff, Rike-ruv, Rick-ruv? How do I actually say Rykrof?)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2005, 03:36 PM
Chewie, would you object if I mad my own Rykrof figure?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Ryan on December 8, 2005, 03:55 PM
Quote
(as an aside, since I'm sure you've addressed this before, is it Rike-roff, Rick-roff, Rike-ruv, Rick-ruv? How do I actually say Rykrof?)


I pronounce it Rike-roff. But that is just me. I have a tendency to pronounce SW names however I want to. Like Tycho Celchu from Rogue Squadron, I pronounce it Kell-Chew because I like how that sounds better. When another character talks to him and sshortens his last name they say Sell-Chew. It is just a matter of personal prefrence really.

As for the figure itself, I am blown away. It looks absolutely outstanding. I am definitely going to have to find some of those Bust-Ups. That outfit is really bad-ass. I don't know if I just missed earlier or if you just added it, but I really like the white stripe on the kama. I was going to suggest something like that, but I see your are already on top of it. ;)

The clone is excellent as well, I take it he will serve with Rykrof? Really the only thing that would make him and Rykrof any better IMO would be the addition of the elbow pads. It really isn't as tough as it sounds and I'm sure you could do it wonderfully. You could try making a second version of that clone and practicin g on him first then going back to the others if you like the method and think you can duplicate it.

The Emperor turned out excellent as well. I had the same hesitation as In Rem when it came to using that head. It always does seem a little big. If I look at that long enough I start to get that impression, but I think you did a very good job disguising that. The mixture of parts on the body turned out to be a good one. Is that the ROTS Chancellor Palpy sleeves with the ROTS Emperor body? I do have one suggestion, I think I'd sand down the sleeves so they don't still have the Reptilian look, and they look more like the robe. Otherwise I think there may be a few too many textures meaning he'd have several layers on.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Diddly on December 8, 2005, 07:14 PM
 :o

AMAZING! That's all I can say about the recent updates. The Clones are great, and I love the Palpatine, but the RE is FANTASTIC! What parts did you use to make him?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: ThePerennial on December 8, 2005, 09:35 PM
It's a commander Dav'sa! :P

 Awesome job on the rykof and commander Soiku. I love the character designs and how you melded how the jedi general look when they wear the armour in with imperial jumpsuits. genious!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Famine on December 8, 2005, 10:00 PM
TRISEK-Awsome, though I did dig the red version more, he looks very villainous. Now maybe you could paint over the holdsters, so that strange black mark isn't present on him? :)

MARLIS-I'm a fan of new female figures. Great choice on the blaster. Will we see other versions of her?

ALPHA-I'm such a fan of this clone, and what you did to his paint job. I also love that you kept his Episode 2 themed helmet, sans the visor.  Total bad ass.

FREELO-Looks very confused around all those parts. What I want to know is why the doctors costumes are dirty? Shouldn't they be all clean and sparkly?

ANAKIN-You made the negative of the version of the Anakin I'm creating. Very classy though.

TREDWELL MEDIC-I can dig this one. He looks very OT, especialy with that grey look it has.

GENERAL SHAAK TI-My favorite Clone Armored Jedi of yours to date. She looks absolutley badass, for sure. Nice use of the red/purple paint on her arms. Makes her stand out a bit more.

JUDISS THE TERRORIST-Very plain looking, wich is not nessisarily a bad thing. I know he could pass as a traveling background figure, and that makes him a bit scary. Nice "denim" look on the blue pants he has. Very snazzy.

LABOR DROID-Another snazzy droid. I love what you did with the paint on it. I would have never thought to use the Pilot Cannon for that part. Well done, my friend.

TRENCH TROOPER-Absolutley fantastic. You've inspired me to tackle this guy myself, using the same parts, but with a more 501st themed paint job, and a heavyer custom blaster. :)

RYKROF ENLOE-******* sweet. I'm really impressed by this figure Justin. Hopefully he gets some hardcore action in in that costume, against some filthy Seppies.

SOIKU-If you plan on parting with this guy, PM me. He'd look fabulous fighting along side some clones on my shelf. I'd be very interested in having another CHEWIE origional on my shelf.

PALPATINE-"No. No. NO! *force lightening* Thats MY drink!" Thats what I imagined him doing in that image. Trying to wipe out some one grabbing his soda at an Imperial Gala. His face seems too green, though.

RYKROF V2. Nice use of Palpidious parts for his new look. I can't wait to see what mission he uses these on.


Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2005, 11:05 PM
Wow, I can't remember the last time I had this much feedback!  Each comment and idea is very much appreciated.

Jediknight -  I guess you're referring to the Rykrof w/ the hood?  Yeah, hopefully I can achieve that in the photonovel that he will wear that in.  It's still a ways off though.

blaster_e11 - Interesting that you said that actually.  I've wanted to do a rainy battle scene for a long time.  If I can ever get the logistics figured out digitally and the right environment for it, I'll definitely give it a whirl.

Spuffy - The great thing about that Sidious hood, is that it's just a snap off hood (there is a peg you might want to cut off) but other than that, no dremeling our hollowing out is necessary.  Same fo the poncho.  I say pick a couple of these up and see what you can come up with (it's the same hood an poncho on both Palpatine and Rykrof) - the hood is actually a brownish color at first, so I painted it black and dry brushed w/ gray the little details.

Glassman - I remember about 3 years ago buying 10 Imperial Officers in one day, and passing on about 20 more at different Walmarts.  They hit everywhere at the same time here.  If I had a few more, I'd try and make a squad... and if I had your sculpting talents, I'd probably be able to make a better look to them.

Phruby - I'd love to make a new custom each night, I try and make a few each week.  I always look forward to getting to work, getting a few things done, that coming in here for a few minutes to see what someone thought of my latest update and to see if anyone else added anything too.  I think that I will have quite a few more coming in the next week or so, if all goes according to plan.  The Imperial officer body works so well like you said for different characters, I wish they'd release a 4-pk of these guys for $20.00 - I'd get about 10 sets if I could afford it of course.  Thanks on the Emperor, just a differnet look.  I do plan on making a film accurate one too once I get more bust-up parts, but for now I decided to go with this.  The Rykfrof right now is actually borrowing Palaptine's accessories - it's the same Rykrof as earlier, except for different thighs that I swithed out the the Commander Soiku guy.  And I would be more than honored if you wanted to make your own Rykrof figure.  In fact, I thought about asking if anyone wanted to make that a Customizing Challenge, but wasn't sure what people would think about that.  Let me see - I've made quite a few versions of Rykrof now, maybe 6 versions now?  Or a few more maybe.

In Rem - So you like the Ryfrof figure, good!  It's almost two figures in one in a way.  For the Typho head, it was just out of convenience really... my clone heads were all in a box, and I didn't feel like digging to get to them.  Been needing to use the Typho for something, and it seemed to work ok.  The helmet's big, maybe a shoulder pad would offset it a bit?  On Palpatine, I'm not 100% satisfied with it, so yet another version is on the way.  What you see for Rykrof here is most likely a future outfit near the end of the Clone Wars - but I might have him wear it sooner.  It's my favorite outfit too, and I don't think I'll be able to top it.  I got very lucky with how it turned out.  To pronounce Rykrof's name, it is supposed to be (at least to me) as 'Rie-Krof' - hope that clears that up, but however anyone wants to pronounce is fine with me.  I've seen people spell it several different ways too, and even seen them call him Ralbarr.

Ryan - The kama is actully from the silver ROTS clone, so I didn't have to paint the stripe.  I did have to sand the hell down on the Imperial officer belt area though to make the waist smaller to get it to fit right, and he does have a secondary belt that I'll add a pic onto later.  I might try those elbow pads out... but as for the use of the Soiku figure, I just haven't decided yet.  I might add him, might not.  Do people want me to add him to the series, or leave this as a unique look for Rykrof?  Those elbow things, I might give it a whirl.  If so, expect a lengthy PM!  So you think the head is a bit big on the Palpatine?  I don't think it is in person (but the Anakin definitely is) but you could be right.  The sleeves really are just a cheap copout on my part.  Expect a much better version of him soon.

Diddly - Thanks for the nice things you said.  The Rykrof is made from the following parts and this is the procedure how I did it.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/120705RYKROFENLOE.jpg)

head - SAGA Endor Rebel
torso - SAGA Imperial Officer
biceps - SAGA Imperial Officer
thighs - SAGA TIE Pilot (first version but switched to Imperial Officer in an experiment that worked)
forearms - ROTS SA Clone
shins - ROTS SA Clone
kama - ROTS Evolutions Gray Clone
hood - Bust Up Sidious w/ lightsaber
poncho - Bust Up Sidious w/ lightsaber

( 1 ) Dissamble all the parts with the boil-n-pop method.

( 2 ) Cut the officer legs off at the knee while they are still warm (easier to cut).

( 3 ) Drill a hole in the left elbow area of the officer arm after cutting off the peg here.

( 4 ) Insert both Clone forearms into the holes on the officer elbows (now you have ball joints here)

( 5 ) Drill a "crater" in the bottom of the cut off knee section of the legs of the officer - like a bowl shape for a round joint to fit into (like a real shoulder socket).

( 6 ) Drill even deeper, one straight deep tunnel for the "peg" of the ball joint to lock into.

( 7 ) Snap in both shins, should have ball jointed knees now.

( 8 ) Smooth down the belt on the officer a LOT - use a dremel probably here like before for the drilling parts.

( 9 ) Add on the kama, paint as desired!

Hopefully that is helpful, similar design for the Soiku figure too.

Perennial - Thanks, that idea just came to me - since the Jedi look so cool like this, why can't Rykrof!

Famine - First of all, sorry I was unable to chat the other night - had to order a new cell phone, long story but I'll tell you about it a bit later.  Thanks for all the comments, on Freelo, I wasn't going for a dirty look but more of a "worn" look - I guess I need to clean those up a bit.  And there's more scientists that we'll see in the lab too.  Can't wait to see your Anakin.  And Rykrof will see a hell of a lot of action in the coming months when the Clone Wars really get down and dirty.  On the Soiku, I need to think about it a bit.  I came close to putting him on ebay last night but held off, I don't want to be looked at as trying to make money off of these, but I definitely do need to cover my expenses - that figure would run me about $20.00 in parts to replicate plus a couple hours to make.  I know that's kinda high to some people.  So I don't know what's fair and what's not, which is why I had considered letting someone bid on it to determine that.  But I'll chat with you about that before I'd consider doing that.  Doing the ebay thing on customizing rarely is my thing, but this is a damn expensive month...

Thanks for all the comments guys, I do appreciate them.  No update tonight, unless I can't sleep and start to work on something.   ;)

 :P


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: hemble on December 9, 2005, 03:11 AM
Wow Chewie you are amazing mate your custom's are always a pleasure to look at and they always give me inspiration to keep comming up with something new different TWO THUMBS MATE.

rON
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Diddly on December 9, 2005, 11:34 PM
Thanks for that long reply/tutorial, CHEWIE! I can't wait to see that Rykrof in action. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 11, 2005, 03:15 PM
No problem Diddly.  And I should have at least 3 new customs up tonight, I'll post recipes on them.

And work on the Rykrof Enloe series will start back up this week too!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Famine on December 11, 2005, 10:29 PM
Alright, lets see them then! ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 11, 2005, 10:34 PM
Working on it!  Taking a couple minutes break to see if anything's happening here, then going to finish up one more, and will take/upload pics tonight.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: Famine on December 11, 2005, 10:38 PM
Working on it!  Taking a couple minutes break to see if anything's happening here, then going to finish up one more, and will take/upload pics tonight.   :)

 :P

Looking forward to seeing them.

I think I'll have to catch them in the morning, as I've had an exhausting weekend, and I'm going to try and get some sleep.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.08.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 12, 2005, 12:38 AM
I have to hit the sack here in a minute too, but here's the update to start the week - probably will be light on customs for a bit because of the new photnovel.

BADOO CORBA EXECUTION TERRORIST

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205terrorist.jpg)

YAM'RII SHOPKEEPER w/ WORKER DROID

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205Shopkeeper.jpg)

DARK JEDI

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205DarkJedi.jpg)

JOSSER ENLOE (Rykrof's father)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205Josser.jpg)

RYKROF ENLOE (smuggler gear)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205Rykrof.jpg)

That's it, if anyone wants a recipe or anything let know or I'll probably post them tomorrow.  I'm tired and have to get to sleep right now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.12.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 12, 2005, 01:30 AM
I was just thinking a few hours ago while re-reading #s 12-16, Rykrof doesn't have any clothes. He just wears his uniforms :). Likin' Josser a lot...still trying to figure out where this story is going. ;)

EDIT: Where did the head from the Dark Jedi come from? I've been trying to find a bald head for a custom of this Jedi from CW Volume 2 and that's perfect.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.12.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on December 12, 2005, 04:23 AM
nice use of the cobra hooded head  8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.12.05
Post by: Phalanxx on December 12, 2005, 08:13 AM
Another great set of customs.

BADOO CORBA EXECUTION TERRORIST - A great idea for an exectioner.  I can really feel that he is about to behead someone.  Although I'm not a big fan of that Cobra Commander head in general.  Never liked that version of CC.  Have you seen the latest version of CC with the removable helmet and hood?  I think that hood might work for this figure as well.

DARK JEDI - I really like this figure.  He has a very Darth Sion (KOTOR 2) feel to him.  He looks very big and imposing.  Is the upper torso from the wrestling figures from Dollar General?

JOSSER ENLOE (Rykrof's father) - Great paint apps on this one.  The detail on the vest looks great.

RYKROF ENLOE (smuggler gear) - Another great renditionof Rykrof.  It's good to see him in some non-military garb. 

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.12.05
Post by: In Rem on December 12, 2005, 09:55 AM
B.C. Terrorist - Maybe I'm too much of a Joe fan, but he looks a heck of a lot like Cobra Commander to me. The uniform has a very official look to it, even with the more monotone color scheme. I really like the concept here - a hooded executioner. It makes the B.C. seem more deadly and dangerous than I'd considered them before (even with the Coruscant bombing). Perhaps this head on a more thuggish body? I don't know. If you called him Cobra Commander and posted him to JoeCustoms I'd be in absolute awe; as an executioner, I can't get past the Cobra Commander thing :)

(In other words, since I'm doing such a poor job this morning, I love the custom, just not the universe he's in or the role he's playing)

The shopkeeper and worker droid are great on several levels. First, I like to see these very distinctive aliens put into more common roles. It "humanizes" them, for lack of a better term. I also like that you chose a droid with similar anatomy; it suggests to me this droid was build in the image of its master(s). I like it very much.

That Dark Jedi is a freakish mutant (and that's a compliment!) I'd love to see him in a scrap with a female Jedi like Secura, just for the sake of juxtaposition of approximately equal power in two very different packages.

Great use of subtle detail to make sure we don't think Dodonna when we see the elder Mr. Enloe in the PN. And the parts choice here is nothing short of brilliant. He looks very much like a great production figure; a testament to how cleanly you've executed the paint work here.

Dengar gloves on R.E! That alone seals the deal for me on this being a great Rykrof, but the other details work well here,too. Coordinating the gloves, boots and shirt gives this look an iconic feel. The use of two blasters - especially the rebel blaster - gives him a nice rogue edge. I really, really like this one, CHEWIE. Nice work!

All around nice work, CHEWIE. Keep it up!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 12, 2005, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone!

BADOO CORBA EXECUTIONIST

Not sure if I like the hood either guys.  So I might make some changes to him... Instead of Cobra Commander, maybe he's Corba Commander... cheesy I know.  The parts were -

head - Cobra Commander
torso - Lt. Faytonni
arms - Lt. Faytonni
legs - Elan Sleazebaganno

YAM'RII SHOPKEEPER w/ WORKER DROID

Yeah, I made the droid a few months back to resemble the species, finally udpated a Kitik figure too.  Kinda like it, even though it's essentially just a repaint.  Just an added belt after removing the skirt thing.

DARK JEDI

This one was hard to do.  Had to find a pair of legs that seemed to work, which was hard.  Then piecing them together was difficult, and the paint wasn't easy either.  Had to make a custom lightsaber too that had a thick enough handle for him to hold. 

head - Dollar Tree figure
torso - Dollar Tree figure
arms - Dollar Tree figure
legs - Evolutions Dooku
belt - some Anakin figure
lightsaber - pieced together from an IG-88 arm and a Maul lighsaber

JOSSER ENLOE (Rykrof's father)

I like Josser Enloe quite a bit, been wanting to create the character for a while, then finally found what seemed like good parts.  They just never make Naboo citizen types, so this was a kind of hard custom to pull off.  One of the more difficult ones for me in a while as the shoulder are of the torso made only very small arms want to attach to it, so I had to cut and reshape it a bit to get the Lobot arms to work.

head - Jan Dodonna
torso - Elan Sleazebaggano
arms - OTC Lobot
legs - Lt. Faytonni

RYKROF ENLOE (smuggler gear)

What a fun figure this was to make.  I've been wanting to make a non-military outfit of him for a long time.  The only one I did before was a casual outfit in the 6th photonovel, ASSASSINS OF EVIL where he was back on Naboo for a while.  I am so happy with this turned out, and the boot detail I'm actually kind of proud of.

head - Endor Rebel
torso - VOTC Han Solo
arms - Evolutions Dooku
legs - Lt. Faytonni
gloves - ROTS Clone Pilot
belt - two pieces, from VOTC Han and another random belt (the second blaster clips to his belt)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: In Rem on December 12, 2005, 01:08 PM
I would have *sworn* those were Dengar gloves on R.E. :)

Goes to show just how much a well-done paint job can change the look of a figure, huh?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 12, 2005, 06:16 PM
whoa i'm loving that rykrof i'm definately going to half to "borrow" most of that recipe.  is rykrok packin' 3 blasters?  he must be in for one helluva rumble.  as for enloe senior he looks great, but i might go for a grey hair color instead of white just so he looks a little less like dodonna.  as uaual all the others look great.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: Famine on December 12, 2005, 08:40 PM
BADOO CORBA TERRORCUTIONER- I'd pick a different head for him. I'd go with some sort of mask or helmet, with a built in feature for making the most acurate cuts, or somthing of the sort. ;) Maybe get an Afghanistan forces head for one of the executioners, with the face wrap. That would certainly frighten me. He doesn't say "Nick Berg" (God rest his soul, and damn the murderous bastards who took his life) executioner (quite frightening), and seems more like "Klan Rally" party hat to me (Not so much.). :P I like the rest. Good use on those "Sleezy" legs. I've used quotes far too much in this paragraph.

SHOPKEEPER- I'm a fan of this repaint, for sure.

DARK JEDI- Reminds me of the KOTOR II charachter Ryan mentioned. Good job.

RYKROFS DADDY- Nice use of parts on this figure. I think those Lobot arms are perfect for a Nabooian type look. I think maybe you should color his hair differently, so he stands out more. :)

RYKROF THE SMUGGLER- Wow. I'm impressed at the use of the different blasters he's packing. If only hasbro gave us another holster to work with, instead of just Djass Phurs and Hans. I like what you did with the coloring on the boots. You should be proud of this figure.

Kevin

P.S. You and me need to talk ideas.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 12, 2005, 09:10 PM
man.... that dark jedi blows me away, he looks alot like DarthSion from KOTOR2, if u added a gray wash to him, and added plenty of scars and stitches u could easily get a great figure of sion.  HMMMM the Rykrof in smuggler gear is kinda odd, the build is different than him in officer uniform,  but I think it would make a great disguise for a future novel.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: Darth Vorax on December 13, 2005, 04:23 AM
Dark Jedi:

Chewie your work is impressive from all that I have seen. So dont take any of my opinion/commentary to heart... but I truely dislike this figure,the proportions are way off,legs and upper torso do not match or go well together,its like Mixing a old toybiz  X-man figure with Star Wars figure or whatever. The scale doesn't match up or blend together well...in fact he looks like an ape,in other words comical.

Other than that you did great with the painting.

Your other new customs are nice!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 13, 2005, 02:27 PM
Vorax, maybe I should post another pic or two of him that show a better frontal body shot.  It looks a bit better in I think in person.  I might do a bit more looking, but I don't know of any other legs that would even come close to matching the large proportions of the upper body (other than the ones that came with it, but they have no articulation at all, kind of like the Meena Tills legs as they are just one solid piece).

Famine, I might pick a different head for the executioner.  It is pretty recognizable as a Joe head.  So I'll see if I can come up with something else.

 :P 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: In Rem on December 13, 2005, 02:48 PM
Before you go changing him, CHEWIE, I'd like to chime in and say I really like the disproportionate look. It really sets him off, IMO, and keep him relatively in-scale with the other figs.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 13, 2005, 03:29 PM
Thanks InRem. I was able to get a better pic of him, with a Rykrof figure for size comparison.  If I don't stick with these legs, I might go with some sort of Vader legs.   Can't really think of much else that I think would work.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121205DarkJediCOMPARISON.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 13, 2005, 03:53 PM
Man, he looks like a serious bad-a$$. That's pretty awesome, CHEWIE. I wouldn't change him.  His hands look a little big, though. Just a thought.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: Darth Vorax on December 14, 2005, 01:11 AM
Chewie,in that new shot it does look much better..Though I think with perhaps different  arms ..it could really work alot more.Its to Hulk-Frankensteinish,unless that's the look your going for?!

But its what your satisfied of coarse is all that matters obviously,so no need to alter or be changing anything.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.12.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 01:57 AM
Thanks - got any suggestions for different arms to use? 

And here's my final update for a bit probably, except for a few preview pics of the next Rykrof Enloe photonovel.

JEDI KNIGHT LYBBA TELLS (for the photonovel series) -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121405LybbaTells.jpg)

head - POTF2 Ishi Tib
torso - ROTS Agen Kolar
arms - ROTS Agen Kolar
legs - ROTS Agen Kolar
hands - OTC Myo
skirt - SAGA Count Dooku

Her saber is supposed to be orange, not red.


JEDI MASTER KALA MLY SHUNDI (for the photonovel series) -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121405KalaMlyShundi.jpg)

I decided it was time for a new look for him!  Hope it looks ok, this was a bit more difficult than it looks.

head - SAGA youngling
hood - Bust Up Series 1 Sidious
torso - Evolutions Maul
arms - Evolutions Maul
legs - Evolutions Maul
hands - Evolutions Maul
skirt - Evolutions Maul


And a bit of a spoiler here, so don't scroll down if you don't want to see an spoiler in the Rykrof Enloe series.
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PRISONER RYKROF ENLOE - click link for spoiler image

http://chewie34.250free.com/121405Torture.jpg

head - SAGA Endor Troop
torso - SAGA Captain Antilles
arms - OTC Jedi Luke
legs - Evolutions Maul

A true pain in the ass figure to make, but needed to make it for a very important scene.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Darth Vorax on December 14, 2005, 02:13 AM
these new ones are Aces,very nice!

Chewie as to the question:

I  dont know,without really having that figure in my own hand to get a good reading as to what could work,proportionality  and lookwise ect.

But maybe try the 1994 POTJ Darth Vader's original' arms?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Famine on December 14, 2005, 09:39 AM
CHEWIE, just to protect everyone else, you should hide that spoiler behind a link. :)

Now, onto the two Jedi.

Good use of Agens body. I kept looking and looking and looking, and could not figure out what wasn't "right" with it, and then it hit me; the skirt. I wouldn't have thought to use that skirt on Agens body.

I'm not such a fan of this version of Shundi. He just reminds me too much of Darth Maul.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 11:07 AM
Vorax, I'm a bit confused on what arms you mean... there weren't any figures made in 1994, in 1995 the POTF2 line came out, and then the POTJ Vader wasn't until 2001... which arms are you referring to?

Famine, I took the pic down so it's a link now.  On Shundi, I felt he needed a change, and I went through hell in a handbasket trying to get a look that I like for him.  Eventually I went with the Maul figure base because Shundi kind of does his own thing (like secretly going to Dathomir to search for Rykrof) and it's the prototypical Jedi.  Maybe a little different paint scheme would make it seem a little better - do you think I should paint maybe the boots and/or gloves to match his hood/brownish robe?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2005, 11:24 AM
Ouch! That did look painfull. What did Rykrof do to desire that? That black eye is really cool. Lots of colors there. He feels very raggety but really isn't. Poor guy.

I also like Jedi Master Kala Mly Shundi. I think your the only one that uses that head for much of anything. He'd look funny without the hood. Good choice of colors on him.

I think my favorite of your latest is that huge zombie-looking sith lord. I like how he has battle damage on his head. Its like a part of his head is missing. Maybe a piece of an ep1 c-3po head could be integrated into his head as if someone tried to fix major damage. Not someone you want to meet in the dark with a lightsaber.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 11:37 AM
Thank you Phruby.  Rykrof will be in a hell of a lot of trouble in an upcoming photonovel with the Badoo Corba.  He's always been a thorn in their side, and they will have an opportunity to settle the score with him.  I didn't want to overdo the blood, so I hope it looks ok like it is.  This custom was hard to do, getting a long sleeved t-shirt look was very hard.  Most figures don't have thin enough arms to go with that kind of look.  I wanted him to look as though he's been a POW for a bit, which will be explained in detail when the series picks back up.  There will be a bit of a twist on it that I think people will enjoy.

For Kala Mly Shundi, I like the hood but I'm not satisfied with it.  Going to see what else I might be able to come up with before he hits the next photonovel.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Glassman6 on December 14, 2005, 02:45 PM
Your interrigation Rykrof is very cool.
He looks like he's been worked over worse than Mel gibson in payback. (remember the toes)

Very Cool.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 14, 2005, 03:56 PM
poor poor rykrof.  now that's exactly what i'm talking about.  pm sent your way.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 04:11 PM
Thanks Glassman, yeah he'll get the piss knocked out of him.  Maybe I shouldn't have given that away, but I don't think him getting captured will be the real "surprise" with what will happen.  It's how he gets captured and what happens next.

Jedipurge, PM sent back to you.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: jedistyle on December 14, 2005, 04:15 PM
nice set of customs CHEWIE.

- i like Lyba Tells, very good typical jedi look. the green skin looks really good with that biege and the big head goes surprisingly well with the slender shoulder build.

- i really like the new look of Shundi. he has always had a bit of black in his jedi robes, which i like, there's nothing that says a jedis can't dress somewhat dark, take bariss & luminari for example, especially with the fact that he is a somewhat defiant jedi. his overall new look is awsome and it really looks more like a battle uniform, which i hope means we will see him in more action! great job!

- Rykoff, very nice! Great job on the injuries, his head actually looks swollen! i can't wait to see how he gets himself out of that  mess.

another great batch of customs, thanks for sharing them!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Darth Vorax on December 15, 2005, 12:15 AM
Chewie...Sorry about that,lol! Yes,the POTF2 1995 version..I always confused those things.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 15, 2005, 09:10 AM
Great Work, as always Chewie.

I commented more back at Scum, since I can't get on these forums at home.

Keep up the great work,

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Phalanxx on December 15, 2005, 09:25 AM
Another great set of customs.

JEDI MASTER KALA MLY SHUNDI -  I really like the use of the sidious bustup hood.  It works really well for a hooded jedi without needing a cloak.

PRISONER RYKROF ENLOE - Poor guy, what did he ever do to you, Chewie?  I can really see the pain in him.  His face actually looks swollen from taking a beating.  Can't wait to see that chapter of your photonovel.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2005, 10:18 AM
Thanks guys.

jedistyle - Thanks, on the Ishi Tib Jedi - that head seemed to be about the only one other than Agen Kolar's that really looked ok on those slim shoulders.  A few other heads work too, but I though that one worked best.  On Shundi, I'm very glad someone else likes the design too.  It's hard as hell to find a good hood for him - without it, his head looks too small (maybe even with it, it does) but I am hoping to have a better hood soon.  He will be in quite a bit more action coming up soon.

Fritzkrieg - I wonder why you can't get on here at home... have you checked into the "cookies" on your home computer?

Darth Vorax - Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into it some more probably this weekend and see if anything else seems to work or not.

Phalanxx - Thank you, I think the hood looks better on this body because the Maul body's robes kind of "flow" on him a bit.  Rykrof will face maybe the hardest situation he's ever been in soon - I have started the script for the next photonovel and will get most (if not all) of the pics taken by this weekend, and then the editing process begins.  Definitely a new installment before Christmas.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: jedistyle on December 15, 2005, 04:13 PM
CHEWIE, have you tried a Gijoe Spytroops Zartan hood. it may work well. if you are interested, pm me, i have a couple xtra laying around.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Talon_Karrde on December 15, 2005, 04:23 PM
as always CHEWIE, your customs are awesome.  the Dark Jedi is real menacing,
Since he  seems to be some sort of alien, the hands and legs look great to me.

keep'em coming bro.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 15, 2005, 05:42 PM
Nice update. My favorite is the Prisoner Rykrof, poor guy! I love the detail on his face- it looks like he has his beard trimmed down a bit. Am I right? Awesome job on the new figures. I can't wait for the next installment of the series.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 16, 2005, 12:29 AM
jedistyle - Actually yes I do have one of those hoods - it didn't seem to work too well... thank you for the offer but I think I am ok for now.   ;)

Talon_Kardde - Thank you, the alien Dark Jedi guy may look a little off, but I appreciate that you see it as maybe the design of his species.

Darth Nirvana - Thanks, yeah he's pretty beat up.  I actually expanded on his beard to make it look like he hasn't been able to shave for a bit.  I hope to get a lot of work done on the series this weekend perhaps.

And I have two more updates.

Talabar

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121605TALABAR.jpg)

head - BustUp Bossk
torso - POTC Myo
upper arms - POTC Myo
forearms - BustUp Bossk
legs - Myo

And another version of Rykrof, this is similar to an early one, but I made a helmet change with some details added to it.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121605Rykrof.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 16, 2005, 06:24 AM
Whoa! For the first time I can't see your pics.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 16, 2005, 10:23 AM
I think my site went down for a bit last night, but it should be working fine now.  Sorry about that.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: Famine on December 16, 2005, 08:16 PM
RYKROF-I dig the helmet job. Thats the Pilot helmet, yes?

TALABAR-Yikes. He actually looks lind of stylish. Does he have a page in GQ?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 17, 2005, 12:05 AM
Yep, the helmet is just a Clone Pilot's helmet.  I just decided it might be nice to go with another look for him.

I'm working on a scene specific diorama right now for the next Rykrof photonovel.  It's taking forever to make.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: Phalanxx on December 17, 2005, 12:14 AM
Talabar -  I like the use of the bustup bossk for this figure.  I had never thought of using bustups as custom fodder.  The bustup makes this figure its own unique Trandoshan instead of a Bossk clone.  Great job.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 17, 2005, 12:55 AM
Funny,
 I made that Same Trandoshen using those same parts only I kept the Orig. Color for the Uniform. He's going to be in the fist Action Sequence of my Photo Novel.
 Here's the Pic
(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/Lizard%20man%20welches.bmp)

I love the Rykrof in Clone Armor, but I'm a sucker for Clones.

One thing I would suggest is mabey padding the inside of his helmet. When he has it on it sits to low and it looks like he has no neck.

Keep up the Great work.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 17, 2005, 02:19 AM
Wow, that's a great preview pic.  I like your version of the Saurin/Trandoshan better than mine.  It looks like your photonovel is really going to be awesome.

On the Rykrof, I think the Clone Pilot helmets kind of look bigger actually, but the padding idea is a good idea.

And here's a sneak preview to my next photonovel, all natural, nothing digital here.  I've been working on some "real life" sets for this one, which will be called DARK EXCHANGE.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DARKEXCHANGE02.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 17, 2005, 02:21 AM
Looks like somebody's royally screwed. 8)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: jedistyle on December 17, 2005, 06:51 AM
nice preview CHEWIE. i dig the battle torn floor and walls especially, there is some nice weathering on the upper part of the walls.

trandoshan - i like the use of the bust up parts, they look really good. i have always wanted to ask, what do you use for your maroon/dark red color on your customs? it always looks great!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: Ruprecht on December 17, 2005, 12:06 PM
I am green with envy of the evolutions clones you have....

I'd probably weather their helmets a tad more, though.  They look kind of stark white compared to their body armor.  Just a thought.

As always, great job on your other customs.  I really dig the clone Rykrof, his helmet and backpack are a good combo.  The pack takes some of the emphasis off the helmet's largesse.

Take everything positive I've ever said about your customs and apply them to your most recent ones, and now I'm caught up! 

Yes, I am a lazy turd.   :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.16.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 17, 2005, 09:01 PM
I think my site went down for a bit last night, but it should be working fine now.  Sorry about that.

 :P

Yeah, I see them now. No need to be sorry.

       That's a cool Trendoshan, but I love the Rykrof in armor. It's looks really cool. With that preview pic, did you say you were doing a new photonovel? Not with Rykrof, but with a whole new storyline? If so, I can't wait. Especially since it's all natural.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 17, 2005, 10:38 PM
Thanks guys.  That floor/wall took me all night last night to make, plus I added a new section today.  It's all foamcore.

jedistyle - Thanks.  Usually for a maroon color, I just mix red with black to get the color that I want.  Not really much of a plan usually, I just go with whatever is easiest.   ;)

bjardkerr - Well I had to buy all those clones separately from a local friend.  I agree their helmets look too white.  I might be able to fix that a bit. 

Darth Nirvana - Thanks - yeah I am working on another photonovel, but it's still the Rykrof Enloe series - it will be the 18th story in the series actually.   Sorry if I made it sound like an all new series.

Here is another preview pic -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DARKEXCHANGE03.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: Famine on December 17, 2005, 10:40 PM
I like what you did with the place. Those blaster marks really add a touch of class and elegance, to an otherwise simple Industrial themed room.

 ;D

Expect a PM in a few moments, my friend.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 18, 2005, 02:38 AM
Thanks.  This will be a heavily war torn area.  Gonna be fun I think with the best twist yet (or so I hope I can pull it off correctly).

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 18, 2005, 08:35 AM
Oh, okay. I thought it was another installment, just checking. In that last preview pic, is the fig a new custom? I don't recognize it, and it kind of looks like a Joe or a BBi figure.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 18, 2005, 12:48 PM
It's actually a custom I made right around the time the ROTS stuff came out, I actually made it that night before going out at midnight to go looking for toys.  Just a BBI figure w/ the helmet from a POTJ Obi Wan Training Gear and repainted a bit.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Saturay 12.17.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 19, 2005, 12:51 AM
Ok, who's ready for a couple more previews?  Here is the teaser poster -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121905DarkExchange.jpg)

Here are the two preview pics now.  Ignore that one of the clones from before, that was more of a test shot.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/DARKEXCHANGE03.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121905preview22.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/121905DarkExchangePreview2.jpg)

I think it is safe to say that this one will be by far the darkest chapter yet in the Rykrof Enloe series, hopefully the best visuals, and a solid storyline I hope.  I will need several more days before it is ready, but it should be up by Christmas.  This one will be loaded with custom dioramas made specifically for the photonovel, with some digital work, but mostly the real thing.

 :P



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Quazar on December 19, 2005, 01:47 AM
FREELO!  NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 19, 2005, 03:50 AM
FREELO!  NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

DITTO! I love Freelo!


Weren't you the one that told me not to kill off my good characters!? :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: blaster_e11 on December 19, 2005, 05:15 AM
do i smell  fried squid ?  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Famine on December 19, 2005, 09:21 AM
Just because you've been shot, doesn't mean your dead. Look at 50 Cent. Shot 9 times, and he's still alive.

Should we call Freelo '50 Squid'?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: In Rem on December 19, 2005, 09:56 AM
Considering that Freelo wears one of the largest chest plates mankind has ever known, I'd say it will likely take more than one bolt to kill him.  :P  :)

Great update, CHEWIE. Can't wait to see the new chapter.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Famine on December 19, 2005, 09:59 AM
Considering that Freelo wears one of the largest chest plates mankind has ever known, I'd say it will likely take more than one bolt to kill him.  :P  :)

You'd wear one too if you could. :P

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: In Rem on December 19, 2005, 10:04 AM
Considering that Freelo wears one of the largest chest plates mankind has ever known, I'd say it will likely take more than one bolt to kill him.  :P  :)

You'd wear one too if you could. :P

Yes, yes I would :)

I said it before when Freelo first showed up in armor in one of CHEWIE's updates that I thought it spoke volumes of the character Freelo appeared to be from his earlier appearance on Dathomir. When things got hot, Freelo got gone.

Now, if you're a "champion" of battle like Freelo, and you know you can't run away next time, what do you do? Lug around the biggest, thickest armor you can find, like a turtle. :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 19, 2005, 10:52 AM
Hee hee "Turtle Armor" - I like that.  I think his armor is hilarious, and the character himself can be a riot if portrayed properly. 

Yes it's oversized armor, and I don't want to give away what happens, but I should say, don't jump to any conclusions.   ;)
 
So do you guys think the pics are improving any w/ my new camera?  I know they're not perfect, but I think they are a little more clear.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Quazar on December 19, 2005, 03:30 PM
Freelo is my favorite character in the story!!!  Long live Freelo!

I think Rykrof should die and Freelo should become the new protagonist!

Least favorite character:  Tylin "Asshat" Gere.

5th Favorite character:  Ralbarr

11th favorite character:  Tam Heem

8th Favorite character:  Trigg Fudda

Soon to be my new second favorite character if her new outfit is any indication:  Elyssa Enloe

Best design for character not yet introduced:  "Poppa" Enloe

Best use of "existing" SW character:  Dooku.  Close second:  Valorum, the Jimmy Carter of the Rykrof/SW universe whose post-presidential career far outshines his time in office.

Worst use of existing SW character:  Padme.  She FINKED on Rykrof for no reason!!

Second use worst of existing SW character:  Anakin (Hate the Evo. Anakin who does nothing but stand behind Palpatine and glower with that awful face sculpt of his.)

Favorite characters not appearing in this series:  Captain Jack Sparrow, Vic Mackey, Maynard G. Krebs, Deak "Starkiller" Veridian
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: In Rem on December 19, 2005, 05:18 PM
CHEW-DAWG

Loving the pics from your new camera. I think upgrading cameras is a bit of a catch-22.

On one hand, they capture greater detail and more true lighting. On the other, they capture greater detail (showing imperfection) and more true lighting (that shows the subjects to be toys as opposed to characters).

You've done a great job learning about your new camera and have thusfar avoided making toyish looking shots for us. :) The Dark Exchange title frame, for example, shows the power of your new toy without making Rykrof look like a toy. ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: ThePerennial on December 19, 2005, 06:13 PM
Just because you've been shot, doesn't mean your dead. Look at 50 Cent. Shot 9 times, and he's still alive.

Should we call Freelo '50 Squid'?

Kevin

 Maybe we should call him "50 cred" and get /him/ a record label.

 ... And maybe a doorag. I'd LOVE to see what freelo would look like wearing a doorag :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: Reid on December 19, 2005, 08:11 PM
... And maybe a doorag. I'd LOVE to see what freelo would look like wearing a doorag :P

I smell a new CHEWIE custom...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 12.19.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 20, 2005, 01:58 AM
You guys are hilarious.  I'll reply to all your comments tomorrow.   ;)

On a side note, as many of you know, I had 10 lots of figures in the classifieds section for sale, running about $5.00 per figure.  Sold 7 of the lots (thank you!!!) and decided to repaint the ones that didn't sell and mix them in with a few others.  These are on ebay now, to help with my Christmas expenses.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot11.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot12.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot13.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot14.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot15.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122005CustomsLot16.jpg)


I tried to do the right thing in offering most of them here first, as I did offer them here for a couple weeks.  But gotta move on and help out my money situation.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 20, 2005, 05:28 PM
Ok, I'm back for a bit to respond to the comments/questions some of you had.

Freelo... poor Freelo.    :-\  He's kind of developed into the C3PO of the series I think.  ;)

I won't reveal what will ultimately happen to him just yet, but there will be deaths of characters throughout the series. 

There will always be 1-2 characters to continue things, but even Rykrof will meet his end at some point, and the idea of another character taking over the series could happen.  Remember Boracca died a while back on Naboo, and people were surprised he was killed off. 

Trigg Fuuda got fried by Palpatine too - and he was my favorite character at the time.  So anyone can die!  There is only one main character I believe that will not die by the end of the series, and it won't be Rykrof that lives.  Remember though that this is a long series.

Anyways, I'm glad everyone seems to like the new previews.  The camera isn't too much better than the old one, but I do have a better memory card - instead of having only 10 pics to work with at a time, now I have over 100.  That helps me a lot!

The next chapter will be very dark, in the sense of the storyline. Dathomir was pretty dark, but this one will be more evil in terms of cruel intentions and the planned actions of others. On Dathomir there was the setup by Palpatine to have Rykrof's fleet ambushed, and there was the evil witch, Siriadne.

Here there will be a more controlled, calculating presence against Rykrof where he is at.  It will have an impact on the series, in a different sense than Dathomir, which essentially was about Rykrof surviving against the odds and about him not only discovering important information about the Badoo Corba, but him meeting Freelo as well as the friendship of Kala Mly Shundi coming to find him.

This one will be about something Rykrof is totally unprepared to deal with. Will it be death of a friend? Betrayal? Something totally different? The title says a lot, but in a few days most questions should be answered, but then of course there will be new questions and a whole new situation to try to get through.

 :P



Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 03:00 AM
How about another preview - I've gotten way behind on the series... hopefully can have it up by Sunday.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122205Preview.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 03:02 AM
And a WIP pic of my first Tonnika sister for the Group Project.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122105HAIR.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 22, 2005, 11:59 AM
It looks like you WIP is coming along nicely, CHEWIE. That preview pic looks cool, can't wait for it, but take your time man. Sunday's Christmas, you know.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 01:12 PM
You're right - it's the season to relax, enjoy your family, and worship however you choose - Sunday for me might be a day off though, as I think we are celebrating Tonight and Saturday.   :)

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: jedipurge on December 22, 2005, 02:56 PM
chewie i find the lightsaber an intresting color.  is that red or does it belong to a certain ishi tib jedi we recently saw?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 03:17 PM
You mean on the Ishi Tib guy?  It's supposed to be orange - he will be in a photonovel soon.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 22, 2005, 03:32 PM
Didn't you say it was a she?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 04:30 PM
Yeah, it's a she.  My mistake.  ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 22, 2005, 04:56 PM
Task, Tsk. Such sad times are these when the fellow SW customizer forgets the gender of his customs.  :'(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 22, 2005, 05:45 PM
I know, I know.  Next time I just need to add some boobies, then I won't forget.   ;)

Actually it can be a male or a female.  But for the photnovel series, I thought the custom could portray a female Jedi.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 22, 2005, 05:48 PM
Lol. Yeah, I was just fooling around.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Joe on December 22, 2005, 07:46 PM
(gasp!)   Kill off Rykrof!The photo novel does have HIS name in it......(and plus he's my favorite char.)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 23, 2005, 12:17 PM
(gasp!)   Kill off Rykrof!The photo novel does have HIS name in it......(and plus he's my favorite char.)

Well, if that happens, it will be a long ways off probably.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.14.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 23, 2005, 02:16 PM
Edited. This thread is for CHEWIE's customs afterall.  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 23, 2005, 05:31 PM
Tedious, when did you make that? It's awesome, especially how you added on the Trandoshan feet.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 23, 2005, 07:40 PM
Made it ages ago.

Don't you remember you pointed out that the legs were too long? Which they are, BTW.  ;D

Here a link to my Tedious Customs.Tedious Customs pg 2 (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10046.15)

You'll notice on that very page that I also did a white AT-RT custom that is almost the same as Phruby's. It happens. Espescially when you are as prolific a customizer as you are CHEWIE.   ;)

BTW, even if you intentionally copied my custom - which I know you didn't and the 2 are not even that similar anyway, I would be nothing but honoured.  ;D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 23, 2005, 08:31 PM
Boy am I an idiot or what!  I should have remembered that.  So many customs that sometimes something looks familiar, but I guess it's hard to remember everything.

I do remember seeing that now, and maybe somewhere in my head that's where I got the idea?  I don't know.  But I've been looking for a body for a while to use with the Bossk bust-up, and then I had that extra body due to taking apart an earlier custom that I had never posted pics of (it sucked bad).  So that's how I came up with it.

Great custom - the legs are not too long on your version - my legs must be too short.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 23, 2005, 08:59 PM
Yeah, that Myo body works perfectly in the Trandoshan scale.

I actually do think the legs are too long on mine though. I have to reduce those ammo straps by about 1/2 width and they should be just right.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Clone Commander on December 23, 2005, 09:34 PM
Hiya Chewie, I've been out of it for a while,  nice updates especially those trandoshans.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 24, 2005, 12:10 AM
Thanks Gree.   :) 

Hopefully by Christmas on Sunday I'll have a nice update again.  I was hoping to have the next Rykrof photonovel up, but that's doubtful - been so busy!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: ThePerennial on December 24, 2005, 01:55 AM
Speaking of Talabar, What is the difference between the Saurin species and the Trandoshan species, anyways? Is it just height difference and length of neck?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 24, 2005, 02:11 AM
I'm not too sure about the species difference... I think the "real" reason might be that the Saurins were created for ANH in the Cantina scene, and due to their tight budgets, they didn't mess with changing the feet.  Then in ESB they went all out with Bossk, hence the difference in species.  I guess they are very similar, but I think Trandoshans are the more war-like species, slightly larger, and have more claw-like feet.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 24, 2005, 02:55 AM
Ok!  I got these done for the Monthly Customizing Challenge.  I was in a rush to get them finished tonight because of the Tonnika Sisters project, and the Rykfor Enloe series - so here we go:

Correlian Underground Resistance Rebel Troopers

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122405Rebels1.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122405Rebels2.jpg)

Made from -

head - OTC Cloud Car Pilot
helmet - SAGA Captain Antilles
torso - SAGA Captain Typho
arms - SAGA Captain Typho
legs - SAGA Captain Typho

I made two of them - can't have just "one of an army builder."   ;)

Please share your thoughts on these guys. They look simple as can be, but painting them took over 4 hours.  I think I might need to add some tan paint to the inside of their helmets perhaps?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: ThePerennial on December 24, 2005, 03:22 AM
Wow! Those are incredilby well-thought customs (The wording is weird, but you know what I mean). They look very CorSec-ish and look very similar to rebel soldiers! I love it!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 24, 2005, 10:41 AM
I'm not too sure about the species difference... I think the "real" reason might be that the Saurins were created for ANH in the Cantina scene, and due to their tight budgets, they didn't mess with changing the feet.  Then in ESB they went all out with Bossk, hence the difference in species.  I guess they are very similar, but I think Trandoshans are the more war-like species, slightly larger, and have more claw-like feet.

 :P

For sure. The hands too. In ANH, a Saurin in the cantina seems to have regular hands as well. They also have black eyes and less ruddy features in general. Here's a pik for comparrisson. Keep in mind that there is a Saurin in ROTJ in Jabba's throne room and Bossk is on the Barge. So I guess GL wanted to hit home that they are 2 different species.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/S1.jpg)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Clone Hunter on December 24, 2005, 01:55 PM
I really like the look on that blue clone. looks like hes been around for a few years.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 24, 2005, 02:03 PM
LOL! I just realized that the Blue Clone is in Stormtrooper armour!

Very subtle! Excellent!  8) :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 24, 2005, 02:24 PM
Nice new customs, CHEWIE. I like the tan in them but maybe paint the inside of their helmet tan too. I'm pretty much done with all my Rebel troops, I'm going to get back to work on some more prequel customs now.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 24, 2005, 03:59 PM
Thats a Great looking pair of Rebels you've got there Chewie.

I really Like the Pallet you've chosen for these guys. It's very Rebelish. The Parts mix works perfectly. My only critic is with the title you've given these guys. They look to uniform to be underground resistance fighters. I could see these guys as more of a Alderaanian Royal Guard or something like that.

Great job, I can't wait to see more,

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 24, 2005, 06:54 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys - I reworked these guys a bit -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122405Rebels3.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 24, 2005, 07:24 PM
Wow! They look alot better. Is that a BBi head on the first one? They look more like underground resistance fighters now. Nice job.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 25, 2005, 04:05 PM
Yes - both are BBI heads - the one with the moustache is from a couple years ago in the BBI police figures.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 25, 2005, 04:12 PM
Cool. I'm done with the Rebel Troops, and got to work on a new legion, the 194th. I got 3 troops and 3 vehicles done for them already, just didn't take pics yet. How's the Rykrof installment going? Can't wait for it.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 25, 2005, 04:16 PM
It's been a bit delayed... sorry.  I've been pretty busy.  I might get to work on it tonight (like around 10pm) and some tomorrow... it will be up hopefully very soon.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 25, 2005, 04:49 PM
Just asking, take your time.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 25, 2005, 05:49 PM
Damn CHEWIE, you've been busy!  ;)
I'm so far behind that it'd be hard to comment on all of your recent customs, but I gotta say that Jedi Master Kala and Ishi Tib Jedi are awesome! 
I love the recent photonovel preview pics!  I gotta catch up!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 25, 2005, 05:53 PM
He's back! He's alive! Haven't seen you in a whlie, Gergorbian
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Famine on December 25, 2005, 05:56 PM
Merry Christmas Gregorbian!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 25, 2005, 05:58 PM
Haha, thanks guys!  It's good to be back!   ;D
There's no feeling greater than to have your fingers covered in paint and superglue!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Glassman6 on December 25, 2005, 11:09 PM
Whoa, this may be a record.  3 days with out an update by chewie!

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 26, 2005, 12:10 AM
Whoa, this may be a record.  3 days with out an update by chewie!



True! Maybe he's saving up for a HUGE update  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.22.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 12:40 AM
Whoops - actually I did update late last night with the new Fleet Troopers.   ;)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122405Rebels3.jpg)

Gregorbian, it's great to have you back - I see you updated your thread so I need to check it out.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 26, 2005, 12:52 AM
They look good, did you have trouble swapping the BBi heads?  Sometimes the neck pegs work perfectly and sometimes it's a big pain.
Where'd you get the mustachioed (sp?) head?  It doesn't look like a BBi head to me...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 08:12 AM
When I put BBi heads on mine, which I do alot, I just use a regular size drill bit and jam it into the neck post. It works almost all the time.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 12:03 PM
For one of the few times, I glued the heads in place because their neck pegs were tiny.  Not something I usually do, but on these I took a shortcut.

The second head is a BBI figure head, but from the Police Figure line they had come out 2-3 years ago. 

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 12:34 PM
I used the two BBi heads in my new clone legion- they really look cool with clone armor on.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 26, 2005, 01:14 PM
Cool, thanks for the info guys.  I really wish Star Wars figures would have more uniform neck-pegs, it would make things so much easier  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 01:16 PM
I also wish the neck post plastic would all be as soft as the necks on the ATTE Gunner's. So I wouldn't have to use garden shears to lop off their necks...
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 26, 2005, 01:30 PM
I also wish the neck post plastic would all be as soft as the necks on the ATTE Gunner's. So I wouldn't have to use garden shears to lop off their necks...

Haha, that's a good point.  It would be nice if all figures used a standard ball-jointed neck peg like the AT-TE Tank Gunner
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 04:32 PM
Just an update on the Rykrof Enloe chapter update - sorry it's not up yet.  It's taking me much longer than usual on this chapter.  I will get it up sometime this week for sure - still have to take a few more pics and edit them... but it's about 75% done, and I think it's looking pretty good so far.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 05:08 PM
Cool, take your time. I'll have to check down in SC, can't wait.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 06:15 PM
Thanks Darth Nirvana.  I'm thinking, I could make it a two part chapter and show the first part tonight... not sure if that's the best thing to do though.  It will read better as one story I think.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 06:34 PM
Well, that's what I did with mine and I think if you did yours the same way more people would view it. For example, if I read Part 1, I would want to know what would happen. I always read them, I'm just speaking hypothetically. Oh, and about the decals, I don't need 'em, I'm in the process of making my own symbol.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 07:21 PM
Thanks Nirvana.  I'll see how progress goes on it tonight.  At the very least, I'll have a new custom or two to show.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: Nirvana on December 26, 2005, 10:05 PM
Cool. Any chance of Part 1 being up tonight?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 10:53 PM
Well I decided to leave it as one story, just because part 2 would have been too short.  No photonovel update tonight, but I will try and get a custom or two up.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Sunday 12.25.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 27, 2005, 12:45 AM
No photonovel tonight, so hopefully the next best thing!  Two customs -

Heldarr the Terrorist -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122705_Heldarr.jpg)

helmet - SAGA Captain Typho
head - EPI Captain Panaka
torso - OTC Cloud Car Pilot
arms - SAGA Captain Antilles
gloves - SAGA Endor Rebel
legs - ROTS Clone Pilot
shins/boots - ROTS Ki Adi Mundi

And here is one more... just another take on what he might have looked like -

DARTH PLAGEUIS THE WISE

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122705_DARTHPLAGEUIS.jpg)

hood - ROTS Palpatine
head - Superhero Showdown Dr. Doom
body - SAGA Bib Fortuna
hands - ROTS Commander Gree

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: jedistyle on December 27, 2005, 01:36 AM
nice custom's CHEWIE.

-i really like the terroist's paint job. are you sure those are rots ki-adi shin/boots, they really look like sasee tiin?

-that is a cool take on darth plaeguis and so much different than the soft old man look you usually see! he reminds me off the king of jerusilum in the movie kingdom of heaven, the one that was a lepper. i really like it! i think a different color other than the green from bib would have been cool, mabey a purple or burgundy, just a thought.

great customs!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 27, 2005, 10:23 AM
I love that use of the Dr. Doom mask for the Darth Plageuis. It makes him look really evil. Very good idea.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 27, 2005, 10:31 AM
Jedistyle - Maybe they're not Ki Adi Mundy boots, I thought they were but maybe you're right.  I have so many parts in a box, so I probably got mixed up.  Funny that you said that about the reference the Lepper King - I had thought the exact same thing.  Originally I was going to call him Darth Lepis, just some Sith Lord, but got to thinking this might be a look I would like for Darth Plageuis.

Phruby - Thanks, it does look a bit more evil I think, especially with the eyes/mouth painted black.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 27, 2005, 04:57 PM
Great Looking Batch you've got there Chewie!

Heldarr- Great looking Goon. The only thing I would change is, mabey add a holster. And those are deffinatly not
 Ki Adi Mudi's Boots. His are much more Buckineerish.

Darth Plageuis-The Best Concept of this Character I've seen so far. Although Jedistyle's suggestion on the Color Change on the Robes to a Purple or Burgundy would be more in-line with Traditional Sith Garb.

Can't Wait for the next Rykroff chapter.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: Famine on December 27, 2005, 07:07 PM
HELDARR- I love his costume. The stripes really bring it together, like an old sweat suit. Thats terrifying in itself! ;)

DARTH- Definatley an awsome take on him. I immagined him as a masked individual, but I'm thinking somthing more golden and grand, rather than steel industrial.

Can't wait for the new Chapter.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: Clone Commander on December 27, 2005, 10:45 PM
Neat!
I like your take on Darth, he looks creepy.  :)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 12.27.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 28, 2005, 02:55 AM
Thanks for all the comments/ideas guys.  And check out the photonovel section, new Rykrof story is up.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.28.05
Post by: Phalanxx on December 28, 2005, 08:54 PM
Another Great set of customs.

Correlian Rebel Troopers - I really like these figures.  The parts choices work perfectly.  I would never have thought to use that torso.

Heldarr the Terrorist - The weathering on this figure looks really good.  Any chance for a pic with out the helmet.

DARTH PLAGEUIS THE WISE v2 - Good execution on this figure, but personally to me, the head still reminds me too much of Dr. Doom.  I prefer your first version of Darth Plageuis.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 12.28.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 29, 2005, 12:03 AM
Thanks Phalanx.  Under the helmet is just a cheesed up Panaka head.  I know what you mean on the doom head on the Sith. 

And I thought I'd add here what I added in the thread for the January Customizing Challenge.  This foamcore playset was made for the latest Rykrof Enloe photonovel (check it out if you havne't yet!).

I am updating now to reflect my example of how to make a foamcore diorama - and it doesn't have to be foamcore, whatever materials you want to use are fine.

FOAMCORE MODULAR DIORAMA

Base Piece -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805BasePiece.jpg)

First of all, I used a large piece of foamcore and painted it, burned it some, and cut other shapes for debris and hot glued them on.



Wall #1 -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805WallOne.jpg)

Then for the primary wall, I made two sides to it, making it a 3-dimensional piece for durability and realism, glued the pieces together and painted/weathered/added greeblies to it.



Wall # 2 -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805WallTwo.jpg)

Used the same technique as Wall #1, but wanted to keep the same length but different heights, adding variety but making them stackable to create more possible looks to them.  Both sides painted again for more possibilities.



Wall Bellies -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805WallBellies.jpg)

Then here is an underside shot to show that they have a built in support system for durability.  Remember to use a glue gun heavy here where you can't see the glue.



Warehouse -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805Warehouse.jpg)

Just a small building added for effect.



Modular Shot -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/122805Modular.jpg)

And a random setup with the pieces.  Could be used in many different ways.


 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: Deanpaul on December 29, 2005, 12:59 AM
Chewie,

Nice paint work on the modular set. I like the variation you've got there and at teh same time there is a consistency in the tchnique that holds it together.

The seams on the foam core can be really difficult to work with. In the early 90's I had a couple of hand tools that would cut a rabbit or half-lap joint into the foam core. The rabbit was good for making more structural connections and the half-lap was adjustable depth so I could cut through the foam and one layer of paper, leaving a flap of paper to cover the thickness of the perpindicular plane. Then no seam would show.

I worked with chip board (a cardboard often seen in architectural models) which was really great for smaller scales. It would be challenging for things that need to show wall thickness in the 3 3/4 universe, but it would have worked well for your warehouse box. White glue works great for fastening chipboard, and you can cut layers to build form like a topographical landscape base, or use them as panel overlays to create a reveal line for plating on otherwise flat panels.

I've tried taping edges with masking tape as a way to hide the rough edges of foam core, mostly when using a spray paint that would disolve the inside foam. You still see the tape line, but with your paint build up it might be enough to mask the tape line.

Just a few thoughts.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: In Rem on December 29, 2005, 09:26 AM
Sweet! I need to think about doing something like this, but in the sense that I can break it down to put in as background for my diaplay shelves. This looked great in the novel, and it looks great here.

Speaking of Chapter 18, did you ever post your new Twi'Lek baddie individually? I don't remember seeing him, and was pleasantly surprised to see him in Ch. 18.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 29, 2005, 12:22 PM
I really like that terrorist figure - the parts work perfectly!  I've always been nervous of boil and popping ball-joints because they never seem to pop out for me when I tried that in the past, but that was when I was first starting out as customizing so I might try again.  I like the combination of the Clone Pilot thighs and the (possible  ;)) Ki-Adi boots.
Darth Plagueis looks cool, I never bothered thinking what he looked like, so now that I've seen your version, that's how he looks in my head.

The foamcore base and walls look great.
When I was making my downed gunship diorama, I used blank printer paper to cover the seams (just glue it over the edges of the foamcore.  That worked pretty well to hide the seams, but it took a bit of work so I didn't do it for all of the parts.  If you're just dealing with right angles though, it shouldn't be too hard.
Also, for foamcore, I found that craft glue works really well (the one that I use begins with an "S" but I can't find my bottle - it's a blue and white bottle if that helps  :P). 
Anyway, excellent work on that foamcore diorama, it'll look great for a gunfight

EDIT:
Here is a pic of what I mean:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/gbt12Gunshipscene2.jpg)
You can see the edges of the foamcore where the sides connect to the bottom of the gunship - it's pretty rough. 
Then if you look at the actual bottom of the gunship (at the angled joint towards the back-end of the gunship) you can see that I glued a piece of printer paper to hide the seam.  Once you paint it, it's harder to notice and it's really easy to do on right angles.  I should have done it on the rest of my downed gunship.
Hope this makes sense CHEWIE! 
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: hemble on December 29, 2005, 07:21 PM
Hi Chewie

Who's been a busy little boy then  :) MATE as always you keep amazing me with how you keep popping out your custom's but always keeping them looking excellent and very profressional. And the modular dio looks great the paint apps and the waethering is spoton 2 BIG THUMBS UP

Ron
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: Deanpaul on December 29, 2005, 08:03 PM
Papering the edges sounds like a really good technique for hiding the edge of foam core - great idea! Nice work on the foam core gunship.

I tried sealing the edge with glue a long, long time ago without good results. Mostly propmaking stuff for theater so the edge really didn't matter much, but I was spray painting the prop so the exposed edge really took a beating.

I wonder about some thin spackle or joint compound - not enough to make a sanding nightmare, just enough to fill the edge into a paintable surface.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 29, 2005, 10:50 PM
Thanks again for all the kind words and the tips too.  Mostly I think for foamcore dioramas, I'll probably go with the pretty weathered look - that way I don't have to worry too much about the edges.  But if I do venture into some dioramas where the edges are showing too much on "clean" enviroments, I will try some of your ideas. 

Hopefully I'll have another custom or two up tonight, but most likely it will be tomorrow evening.  Very tired after a long week at work.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: Joe on December 29, 2005, 11:17 PM
Very nice work CHEWIE.Nice work on that gunship too Gregorbian.
I just find fomacore a pain in the fanny to cut, not all that easy to work with , and not very sturdy.        Now we all know why I started that thread asking for help with woodworking.Dean,Im still amazed at how much you know about saw, cutters, and wood.  It would take me 1 2 3 er... a long time to learn all that.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Thursday 12.29.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 01:41 AM
Ok, these were pain in the ass but I'm glad I finished them - the Tonnika Sisters!

(http://chewie34.250free.com/123005Tonnikas.jpg)

I might go back and make a few minor changes later, maybe darken the green outfit some, but it's not nearly that vibrant in person.  Also maybe change the hair a bit but I hated working on that, and add some leg straps.

I consider these to be maybe POTF2 versions, so if Hasbro ever makes these they will be a lot better.  I'm kind of disappointed in them, but they should look ok in my cantina until Hasbro makes something better.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Gregorbian on December 30, 2005, 02:04 AM
That hair turned out great CHEWIE - how long did that take to do?
I like the clean paint job too!
I've never paid much attention to these characters so I'm not sure how accurate they are, but they definitely look good to me.  Maybe you could give them some glasses (I think it was Jeff that cut the pin out of push-pins to make a glass)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 10:52 AM
Thanks Greg - I guess they turned out ok.  I have lots of cups/glasses that they are already drinking in the cantina.   ;)

Since these are kind of rare for me in making non-fan fic stuff, here's how I made them.

Parts used -

head - SAGA Padme Pilot
body - POTF2 ANH Princess Leia Collection 2-pk w/ R2D2

( 1 ) Remove the heads and hair from the Padme figures - the hair pops right off just like an arm or a leg.

( 2 ) Remove the heads off of the Leia figures.

( 3 ) Paint both Leia figures - first the entire figure (except the hand) with three thin layers of black, then seal it with matte spray - light coat of spray.

( 4 ) After drying, apply two coats of the base color (green or blue) then add the black details - seal/spray two times.

( 5 ) Glue the belt in place - it's loose and sags if you don't glue it.

( 6 ) Paint the dots on the belt.

( 7 ) Spray one more time, very light coat.

( 8 ) Take the heads - drill a small hole in the top of them.

( 9 ) Cut off a piece of a lightsaber - glue into the hole in the top of the head - this is your base for the hair.

( 10 ) Using black thread, wind it around your finger about 15-20 times. Glue one side of it w/ super glue.

( 11 ) Cut one side of the band of string - then you have one solid section of hair.

( 12 ) Superglue it to the head.

( 13 ) Repeat steps 10-12 as desired.

( 14 ) Using a thicker thread, use a lighter and burn the ends off of it (to keep it from fraying) - use about a 2 inch piece of thick thread.

( 15 ) Wind it up in a spiral around the lightsaber sticking out of her head and superglue it.

( 16 ) Wind the thin thread around it some to blend in with the thinner hair strands.

( 17 ) Use black paint to cover up any glue spots.

( 18 ) Spray one more time.

They took a while, but I guess it was worth it. I think the more I have the figures, the better I'll like them. Usually I'm used to making more fan fiction characters that don't have a specific look everyone is expecting, so maybe that's why I'm a little embarassed about these.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 30, 2005, 11:05 AM
There is nothing to be embarassed about. They look just like the sisters. Its the incrediable amount of work you did on the hair to get those results that I'm impressed with. I personally like the green color even though to be accurate it should be darker. I think I just like that color green.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 02:30 PM
I have to thank you Phruby for pushing this group project - I've always been scared to try making these figures, so finally I felt like it was time to give it a shot. 

The green one doesn't seem that bright in person, I think the flash is reflecting the green really bright.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 30, 2005, 02:34 PM
I've got thank you and Greg for your support on these group projects. Its because of you two that these things are more than just my personal work in progress threads.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 04:05 PM
I 'm surprised we don't get more participation - I know some of them aren't easy and people are busy... but wow!  I think right now a lot of people are into EP3 Clones and fan fiction stuff?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: In Rem on December 30, 2005, 04:53 PM
Here's my take on doing "Canon" characters as they appear in the films, and why I don't usually attempt them.

1. I can only make so many custom figures on my schedule.
2. Hasbro has shown more than a few times that no character, no matter how minor, is off limits. So I might put hours and money into a figure  that Hasbro will probably make better and that I can buy then for $6.
3. I'm not that great at sculpting, so nothing I make is going to beat even a sub-par HAsbro sculpt. :)
4. Therefore, make things of my own imagination, using elements of the SW universe as my foundation, and come up with new characters. I don't have to worry about getting something "right" for the most part, I get to be a little more creative, and I'm usually quite happy with whatever it is I produce.

And the hair on the Tonnikas will always scare me away from trying them anyway ;)

I DO however, love to see how people in the hobby approach the same concept very differently. So using stock characters for that is a great benchmark for projects like this.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 05:07 PM
In Rem, you pretty much summed up why I like to make fan fiction stuff too, which is why I like making the Rykrof Enloe series so much.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 30, 2005, 05:46 PM
Great Idea w/ those Modular Sets. I have a little background in Theater Set Design and we did this all the time for Plays. Alot of time we would paint the Backside of our peices to look like a totally different enviroment. I've been doing all my Photo Novel Work on a Green Screen and Photo shoping in the Enviroments. It's a pain in the u know what.

The Tonika Sister look Great. Excellent Job w/ the hair. Unfortunatly I did'nt have the Fodder to give these a try.

Keep up the Great work :)

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 05:51 PM
Thanks Fritz.  Man I can't wait for your photonovel - I think it's going to be a lot of fun.  Will it be a series?

On the Tonnikas, I didn't have the fodder either, which kind of sucked.  I knew I had one Leia, but thought I had more than that.  Turns out I didn't, and had to overpay for the base figure for the blue girl.  Had to pay $20 for it, but it was worth it now that it's complete (or near complete).

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Quazar on December 31, 2005, 01:14 AM
Chewie,

Your Tonnika sisters are GREAT and I friggin' LOVE the modular urban diorama.

You did amazing things with this beauty in your photonovel.  The design is incredibly innovative, allowing for countless variations.  It looks terrific!  Well done!  I'd love to try to create some kind of multi-purpose units like this.  Amazing job.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 31, 2005, 02:19 AM
BEST...TONNIKA...SISTERS...EVER!!

Seriously, these look great. If only my attempt to do hair like this on my Quinlan Vos custom had yielded such results...

-DD
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 31, 2005, 02:33 AM
Land and DD - thank you on the sisters.  I have a friend come over tonight and offer me an outlandish amount of money for them.  It was tempting, but I couldn't part with them... I almost caved in though.  I just felt wrong taking maybe that much money, and really don't want to have to try and make a second set of them now.  They're starting to grow on me now.

Thanks too about the modular set for the photonovel - these setups may be the choice for most of the rest of them - making a new one for each story.  As time consuming as it sounds, it will save me HOURS of digital editing that I'm not good at anyway.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Spectre on December 31, 2005, 02:45 AM
Very nice looking Tonnika Sisters. I have always held ff on making these two ladies and will continue to do so as I'm sure Hasbro will get around to them eventually. It may take until the license is up in 2018, but I'm a very patient man ;)

Your foamcore set is quite impressive and very versatile as you can set it up in a number of different configurations. Nice job.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 12.30.05
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 31, 2005, 12:15 PM
I have to give Cudos on the hair as well, Chewie. Just fantastic.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.05
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 05:48 PM
Ok, I go three days without an update and I'm going through withdrawls.

So, here are a few I worked on this weekend. 

First off, a Jango Fett.  Not perfect, but I think I like it better than Hasbro's versions.  After assembling the parts, I repainted him and gave him a wash.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206JangoFett.jpg)

head - POTJ Preview Jango Fett
torso - POTJ Preview Jango Fett
right arm - SAGA removable head Jango Fett
left arm - POTJ Preview Jango Fett
legs - SAGA removable head Jango Fett
backpack - VOTC Boba Fett



Next up is Lethiss the Assassin.  He will be appear in the Rykrof Enloe series.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206LethisstheAssassin.jpg)

head - SAGA removable head Jango Fett
arms - Marvel Ghost Rider
torso - Marvel Ghost Rider
belt/holster - SAGA Djas Puhr
gloves - SAGA Endor Rebel
legs - Marvel Ghost Rider



Then Mubaas Fuuda, who just appeared in the latest photonovel. 

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206MubaasFuuda.jpg)

head - SAGA2 Bib Fortuna
torso - ROTS Gree
arms - ROTS Gree
thighs - ROTS Gree
shins - POTC Gotal
hands - SAGA2 Bib Fortuna



Finally, another version of Rykrof Enloe.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206RykrofEnloe.jpg)

head - SAGA Endor Rebel
rest - Evolutions Clone parts

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: Famine on January 2, 2006, 06:12 PM
JANGO-I can dig this version of him. Better than Hasbro's versions, for sure.

LETHISS-I want him. He's very cool. Looks like he might be a hired hand on Tatooine, or another sandy planet. Does he have a speeder bike too?

FUUDA-This guy isn't my cup of tea. He reminds me alot of Rykroff in clone armor...but, I guess in retrospect thats a cool way of making him. The bag is a neat accessory.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: GGPiKE on January 2, 2006, 06:15 PM
Chewie, I love these.

Jango Fett is a great combo of jango-parts, looks very solid. Haven't even thought of combining the different existing parts and here you come making them look maaavelous.

Mubass is a character I didn't expect (used to the robes on the Twi'leks.) but really liked the appearance of in your photonovels. I am curious how he got his clone armor though  ;).

Lethiss, now this is great. I've had that Marvel Ghost Rider body sitting there for a month or so and haven't figured out a damn thing to do with it. It's the height difference that I have a hard time getting over. Did you somehow correct that, or is he still the same height?

Awesome work again!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 06:20 PM
Thanks guys.

Famine,  I haven't made a swoop or anything for Lethiss, but that's a good idea. 

GGPike, the Lethiss figure is kind of tall, I didn't do anything to shorten him.  I figure he just might be a tall guy like Durge.  For Mubaas, I figure the terrorists "borrow" items all the time - from weapons to armor, to whatever they can get their hands on.  Good to see you're still here some.  Any chance on a new photonovel update from you?

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: baragon on January 2, 2006, 07:19 PM
I have say that i don't really like this Rykrof. I think that he needs a kama, a darker blue color skeam and a jetpack like Commander Cody. Just sugjestions.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: jedistyle on January 2, 2006, 07:19 PM
nice update of custom's CHEWIE.

i really liked the asassin. very creative way to use the ghost rider bady. i bought it, but i just went into the fooder bin never to be seen again. yours really came out good though, looks like he will be a pain for Rykoff, if that is who he's after!

i also like the blue clone armor on the twilek. mabey he scavenged it from a battefiled on some planet or somthing, very cool and your blues look good. this is probably my fav of the group.

the new rykoff is cool. nice mix of clone gear and the color is unique, good job!

great update chewie!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 2, 2006, 07:31 PM
Great update CHEWIE!  I tried doing a similar thing to make an "ultimate" Jango but it turned into a disaster.  Yours looks like it's coming along nicely, although personally I would have used some more parts from the VOTC Boba Fett if you had an extra (specifically the arms and torso with the wookiee braids dremelled off).  Still, I think he'll look great once you give him the ol' CHEWIE drybrush  ;)

Lethiss is very cool.  I was wondering about combining the Marvel Superhero Showdown figures with Star Wars parts, but after somebody posted a pic on Rebelscum about it, they looked a little weird.  Lethiss definitely has a badass Star Wars vibe to him, I really like him. 

Fuuda - Great work!  I like his  use of Clone Trooper armor.  I can definitely see bounty hunters and other "scum" using fallen Clone Trooper armor (like Dengar and my "Clone Hunter").  Great use of the shins - it helps separate him from a Twi'lek trooper.  I would consider giving him a cloth cape or something to help differentiate him a bit more from "normal" clone troopers.  His upper body seems to be a bit too "stock" if you know what I mean.  Maybe a bandolier or scalps (kinda like Fett's Wookiee Braids)

Rykroff - Nice!  I like the simplicity of the design - it turned out great.  You should post a pic of all of Rykroff's uniforms
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 10:21 PM
Thanks guys for all the quick comments already.  I went ahead and have one more quick update, but now my damn 250free site seems to be down.  When it's up, I'll post two more pics.  But for now I'll reply to your comments.   :)

baragon - Sorry you don't like the Rykrof.  I was going to do a more dark blue color like I did on the Alpha clone, but decided to go with a more dull blue, which I think is a realistic military color.  As for a kama, I didn't go with that because he has a jetpack - he wouldn't want that catching on fire.  Any figures you did like from this batch, or do you simply not like them?  Usually when someone updates, we comment on more than just finding a negative here.   ;)

jedistyle - So you bought that Ghost Rider figure too?  I bought it on Saturday at Walmart (first time I've seen them outside of TRU) and figured I could turn it into something.  When I had an extra Fett helmet, I decided to give it a whirl.  You're right about the Fuuda armor, it's salvaged.

Gregorbian - Thanks bud, I'm not happy with the Jango so I'll probably work on him some more.  Maybe the legs from the Pilot Jango would work.  As for dremeling off parts from a VOTC Fett, I only have one extra of those and it's going to Lance Quazar here actually, so the backpack I used for the pic is going back to my Fett and he'll go back to using a regular Jango jet pack.  I don't think too many of the Superhero Showdown figure parts will work too well, but I think this one does for the Lethiss figure even though he is a bit tall.  For Fuuda I went with that strap thing he has on, but I could maybe add something else for him too.  That could be just a temporary uniform for him though.  On Rykrof, I went ahead and repainted the jetpack some, and as soon as my hosting service is working I'll show the pics.

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 10:53 PM
Ok, I repainted the jetpack on Rykrof.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206Rykrofversion2.jpg)

And here's a pic of him in action.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206RykrofPreview.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 2, 2006, 11:07 PM
Great Update Chewie!

Jango Retool> Great Paint work, but the Part mix makes him look a liitle bit :-\ um Uncomfortable. Sorry, just my Opinion.

Mubass>I Like the Idea of these Criminal Types using Black Market Clone Armor and other military Goods, The Black Armor is very fitting his Character

Rykrof> I like the New Look of the Armor w/ the Pilot Helmets, Although I think The Last (Yellow) version was a little cooler looking. I really Liked the Back Pack on that one. On this one I would Paint the Jet Pack to Match his Armor Better. And I think I said it before, Rykrof Should have Some Gray by now. He's had a Stressful Life and he's not getting any younger.

Lethiss the Assasin> This is one Bad @#$ looking Character. How do you come up w/ all these Great names? I've found that Naming Characters  is one of the  Hardest parts of putting together a Photo Novel. I can't wait to see this guy in action. I love these 4" Marvel Figs. They make Sweet Fodder.

Keep up the
Great Work Chewie!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks Fritz - I did repaint Rykrof's backpack some, did you see it yet, or do you think it needs some more work?  I agree the yellow armor looks cooler, he's got blue on to match his surroundings a bit more as in this pic -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010206RykrofPreview.jpg)

On Jango, I hate the legs.  I need to retool that a lot.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 2, 2006, 11:43 PM
Funny, I was Posting my reply while you were updateing the pics.

Looks much better now :)

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 11:48 PM
Thanks, I should have just painted it the first time instead of causing confusion.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Clone Commander on January 3, 2006, 01:16 AM
Holy crap!
I like the new Jango, I dont like his legs though.
You know, I was thinking about what this custom would look like if somebody made it and speak of the devil it has to be Chewie!
I like the new Rykrof, he looks neat in his new armor.
The Twi Lek looks a little thin in his armor?
Maybe its just a trick of the eyes...
Great new update!
P.s. where do you get all those evolution packs from?
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2006, 09:52 AM
Fantastic update Chewie. I like the newly painted jetpack. It looks much better than the old colors. Its good to see Rykrof in a new outfit. My favorite is the twi'lik in clone armor. I like the mix of colors in the armor. I wonder how the twi'lik would look in a different color skin? You don't see male twi'lik done in different colors like the females are.

The assassin is very cool. I like how the upper part is painted tan. Jango is better than the hasbro version. I'm not sure about the pose he is in though. He kind of looks like he is saying  "tell me where the restroom is now or I'll blow you head off!" Good stuff.

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Monday 01.02.06
Post by: GGPiKE on January 3, 2006, 12:07 PM
GGPike, the Lethiss figure is kind of tall, I didn't do anything to shorten him.  I figure he just might be a tall guy like Durge.  For Mubaas, I figure the terrorists "borrow" items all the time - from weapons to armor, to whatever they can get their hands on.  Good to see you're still here some.  Any chance on a new photonovel update from you?

 :P

Chewie, yep I'm still working on the photonovel. I just don't get a lot of time to work on it in one sitting. Oh and for Rykrof, the clones did use their Kama's with jetpacks. Star Wars Insider . . . whatever the clone issue was said it protected the backs of their legs against backwash from the jetpack . . . . the kama is sort of like a flexible armor.  ;)

Actually, here's a shot of Republic Intelligence I'm working on right now!  :P
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/GGPiKE/ResizeSunset4.jpg)

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2006, 12:32 PM
That's a great pic - is that a modified Shmi head on a Luminara body?  Looks like one of those giant GI JOE vehicles in the background.  Awesome.

As for the kama, yeah I saw that too from a few other guys at RS.  Oh well, I think I prefer it without the kama on this one.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Nirvana on January 3, 2006, 12:41 PM
Whooee, that looks like it'll be awesome. I think I need to throw together a couple Intelligence officers/soldiers, since I mention them so much in my photonovels.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: GGPiKE on January 3, 2006, 04:29 PM
That's a great pic - is that a modified Shmi head on a Luminara body?  Looks like one of those giant GI JOE vehicles in the background.  Awesome.

As for the kama, yeah I saw that too from a few other guys at RS.  Oh well, I think I prefer it without the kama on this one.

 :P

Yep, it's a Shmi head with some modified hair from ROTS Agen Kolar. GIJoe vehicle (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/03/mcc/), yes but shhh. . . only thing I had laying around to fit the purpose. Hope it's not too obvious. Supposed to be in a desert, Tatooine-ish climate on Zonju-V. (http://starwars.wikicities.com/wiki/Zonju_V) Thinking about just having it as a Jawa Sand Crawler sort of thing. I'll never show the whole vehicle though. Just hint at the size of it or something.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2006, 06:00 PM
With a few modifications that MCC could make a great 1:1 scale sandcrawler.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 3, 2006, 06:30 PM
Great new group of customs, Chewie!

LETHISS: I want to like Lethiss the most; but for some reason I'm not able to see the detail on him. The helmet came out fantastic. Even though he's a bit tall, I like it; not everyone stands at 3.75 inch. Besides, the Mando you had in the Durge armor was a big guy too.

FUUDA: I like that you brought in a family member of Trigg's to seek revenge on Rykrof...and the design is really cool, as is the salvaged armor idea. The SAGA 2006 Bib head is cool, but man, he keeps his mouth open a lot. :D

HIGH FLYIN' RYKROF: I like the colors you used. This is a good custom and I like it, but after the last two Rykrof's you whipped up, it's hard to get excited about this one. This almost seems like a step backwards, creatively speaking, especially after the incredible Rykrof in battle gear. Still, it fits in well with the story and the universe, and is well done. I like it.

I'm going to second the notion that it's time for Rykrof to show some gray. It's been what, fifteen years since he was introduced? Personally, I would have liked to have seen him lose a hand to Ventress on Dathomir...he seems to come through these fracas relatively unscathed, physically.

Great work!


-DD

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 3, 2006, 07:16 PM
CHEWIE you used my jet pack clone idea didnt you? ;) i guess great minds think alike.
For all of u who havn't seen what im talking bout.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b353/smartypants1635/DSC01085.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b353/smartypants1635/DSC01084.jpg)
 ;D but anyway good execution CHEWIE as always.
The paint job on rykrof is great, 1? though. Did you drybrush silver on or did you paint silver underneath the blue,and then scratch it off to give it the real feal of it being chipped?
What ever you did I may have to do that to my troops I've done. If I can get a hold of some more clones I may redo my squad using your techniques(sp?). :D
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2006, 09:44 PM
Darth Delicious - Thanks buddy.  I appreciate all the feedback, sorry on Lethiss the pics aren't as clear as they could be.  Hopefully when he makes his mark on the photonovel series the pics will come out better.  I really didn't do too much to the existing figure actually.

As for Rykrof, I totally understand that this version isn't the most dynamic one.  The ones I showed earlier with the kama are still a ways off in the series, I kind of jumped ahead of myself in showing them already.  This jetpack version will appear sooner than the kama version.  And I'll probably add some gray to the kama versions for sure.

Smarty - Absolutely, your version was an inspiration.  I remembered someone making some sort of design like that, but I couldn't remember who.  Thanks for reminding me.

On the "paint chipping" all that is would be a bit of white paint dabbed on there in little speckles, then  I did a black wash over the entire figure.  Then sealed with an acrylic matte seal.

Also, here's an update on my W.I.P. foamcore diorama for this month's customizing challenge -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010306foamcoredioramatop.jpg)

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010306foamcoredioramabelly.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: GGPiKE on January 3, 2006, 10:38 PM
Chewie, I haven't worked with foamboard since highschool . . . any chance you could tell us how you go about cutting it? I had tried a couple times, but even with a ruler had a rough time getting straight lines. Maybe I need to not be in a hurry when I do it, but any tips would help! (Tools, glue type, etc) Thanks!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: Famine on January 3, 2006, 10:57 PM
Chewie, I haven't worked with foamboard since highschool . . . any chance you could tell us how you go about cutting it? I had tried a couple times, but even with a ruler had a rough time getting straight lines. Maybe I need to not be in a hurry when I do it, but any tips would help! (Tools, glue type, etc) Thanks!

An exacto knife with a brand new blade, for starters...I'm sure Justin can elaborate.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2006, 11:35 PM
GGPike, For me, having a large enough workspace is the idea way to go about this - it's the most important tool.  If I start feeling clausterphobic, I'm screwed. 

So here's my method and supplies needed.

1. Do this while my wife is not home.

2. Use a fold up table, with a hard plastic top to it that can get scratched up.

3. Get a few pieces of large foamcore, preferably ones that are not warped at all and have clean, pointy edges.

4. Use a long ruler, and draw whatever lines you want for cutting - straight lines are definitely the easiest.

5. Use a very sharp exacto blade - I used the box cutters where you can snap off a blade each time you make a long cut.  I do this to keep the blade sharp, because a dull blade has a hard time cutting through foamcore cleanly.

6. Then use a hot glue gun to piece everything together.

I still have a lot of work to do on this, but will hopefully have one more update on it this week.

Thanks!

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Tuesday 01.03.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2006, 12:22 AM
And now as a further example of my additiction, I was compelled to make one quick custom figure tonight so here it is, a custom Gonk.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010406GonkGonk.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Famine on January 4, 2006, 12:25 AM
GONK-Gonk! Gonk, gonk, gonk!

 :)

I Love Gonks!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Vator on January 4, 2006, 12:31 AM
Uh-Oh. Someone gave the Gonk a thermal detonator. This could be trouble.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2006, 10:25 AM
He's a walking Gonk-Bomb.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Nirvana on January 4, 2006, 10:50 AM
Ah, the Gonk Droid- he saves my life a LOT in Battlefront 2.  :)


Cool custom.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 4, 2006, 11:46 AM
Nice Gonk Droid  ;D
I've been meaning to do a custom job on one of these guys but have never gotten around to it.  I like the wash you gave him, it really makes him look a lot better than the "factory" version.  Nice gadgets and doodas on top  ;)
...you could say he's a little "hot-headed!" huh? huh? comeon....... :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 4, 2006, 12:30 PM
I need to make a gonk droid. I've got like six of this puppies laying around. I like the stuff on top of him. How to you make his legs stay together? Mine won't stand straight like that.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2006, 12:39 PM
Thanks guys, on the "face" area where the lights and buttons are, I might darken that a bit.

Phruby, I think I glued the feet together a while back actually.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 4, 2006, 12:41 PM
Bummer. :(
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 4, 2006, 12:45 PM
Well, I've got so many dark Gonks that I didn't mind, I prefer them standing in one spot I think rather than in that walking pose.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Talon_Karrde on January 4, 2006, 05:25 PM
CHEWIE, your stuff never Ceases to amaze me.  How do u find the time to bust all of these awesome customs out?

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Famine on January 4, 2006, 05:48 PM
I prefer them standing in one spot I think rather than in that walking pose.

Walking is for over achievers.

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: TR1ER on January 5, 2006, 03:06 AM
Chewie as allways you have some of the best customs that I have ever seen my man.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: blaster_e11 on January 5, 2006, 05:18 AM
back from holidays i must say i'm still impressed by your work chewie

btw CGPIKE  for foamcore use you can check niubniub's site
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Quazar on January 5, 2006, 04:13 PM
Just a few quick reactions:

Like the new Rykrof.  Another cool design with cool gear.

Don't really like new Fuuda.  It looks just like a Bib head on a clone body, which it is.  Usually your customs have more variety in their parts and aren't as "recognizable" as this one is.  And, alas, I just don't like the "open mouth" sculpt.  Not your fault, obviously, but this flaw kept me from buyin the new figure, though I was on the fence.

LOVE the Gonk! 

Lethiss is cool, but not, in my opinion, your best Mandalorian custom.

Anyway, keep up the great work!!!
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Wednesday 01.04.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 5, 2006, 05:52 PM
Great looking Gonk Droid Chewie!

He fits in perfectly into the Star Wars Universe, The Gadgets on top are a nice touch as well, very unique. Hopefully he's not at somewere Crowded when the Bomb on top of him goes off.

Suicide Gonk Droids, Oh my!

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2006, 09:55 PM
I suppose maybe I shouldn't have used a thermal detonator on the Gonk, everyone seems to think he's a walking bomb.  I might adjust that a bit.   :)

Talon_Karrde - Thanks, as for the number of customs, I pretty much work on them after work a few nights a week.  No kids yet so I still have quite a bit of free time after I get home.

TR1ER - That's very nice of you, but there are so many areas I need to improve on, and I get inspiration from all you guys all the time.

blaster_e11 - Thanks as always, I know you usually read the Rykrof stories, I should have some previews of the next one sometime next week.

Quazar - Glad you like the Rykrof and the Gonk, on Mubaas, I'm sorry you don't like him.  Sometimes I like going with a simple design, and I figure he recycled the armor from a dead trooper.  On Lethiss, I know he's not too colorful, what would you suggest?

Fritzkrieg - Thanks, maybe I should just make him be a bomb.   :)

And now here's a new custom update, I worked on this figure all night last night and a couple hours tonight.  One of the most frustrating customs I've ever done actually and I know it's not that great.

Quinlin Vos

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010606VOS.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: TR1ER on January 5, 2006, 10:00 PM
Please you are too modist! ;D

Nice job on Quinlin Vos he looks dope.and dude great job on his dreds they look tight.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 5, 2006, 10:01 PM
I think he turned out great CHEWIE!  The hair might be a bit too "bulky" but everything else looks fantastic.       Are they shoelaces?  Whatever they are, the braids look perfect.

I can't place the parts... the legs and pelvis look like Agen Kolar, but I can't figure out any of the other pieces.  I think this is another example of the famous "CHEWIE's awesome parts usage."  ;)
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Famine on January 5, 2006, 10:05 PM
I want a recipie right now.

Right now.

NOW!

 :o

I'd gave prefered you sculpted the hair, but this rules too!

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2006, 10:12 PM
Ok, here is a recipe -

head - Sahara figure
torso - OTC Dagobah Luke
arms - OTC Dagobah Luke
hands - ROTS Ki Adi Mundi
tunic drape - ROTS Agen Kolar
legs - Evolutions Dooku

Then I used black thread and some lace material for the hair and the straps on his bicep and wrists.  I could probably rework the hair some, but it was a pain.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Famine on January 5, 2006, 10:23 PM
Can you hop on AIM?

Kevin
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2006, 10:45 PM
Yup, just signed on.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 01:20 AM
Gotta go to bed.  Have had trouble with that lately.

I decided to put the Quinlan to a bit of action, here is a Rykrof Enloe preview for an upcoming photonovel.  I was able to rework his hair a bit, I'm much more happy with it now.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010606PreviewOne.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Phalanxx on January 6, 2006, 09:27 AM
Chewie, Quinlan looks great.  Great part choices for this figure.  and I like the soft goods hair.  I can't wait to see him in action in your photo-novel.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 09:38 AM
Very nice Quinlan. Are those black shoelaces for hair? Good idea.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Glassman6 on January 6, 2006, 10:52 AM
I just commented over at scum. I think this figure is great chewie.
I would only change the expression on his face. Vos always was
mean looking... I'd give him some eyelashes and then make
his eyebrows more slanted like he's frowning.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 11:13 AM
Phalanxx - Thank you Phalanxx.  I am pretty happy with the hair now as I teaked it just a bit last night as seen in the photonovel preview pics.  It may not look too different by the pics, but in person it is better.

Master_Phruby - Not actual shoelaces, but some sort of lace-like material I found at Walmart - some of the same stuff I used on the Tonnikas.

Glassman - Thanks, I might make some subtle changes to the eyes like you said.  He always has an intense look in his eyes so I will try and capture that better.   Kind of hard for me to do!  Maybe slightly thicker eyebrows like you suggested would be good, I don't know if I have the skills for eyelashes but I can try.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/010606PreviewTwo.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Ruprecht on January 6, 2006, 01:27 PM
While I like his hair more than previous Quinlan's I've seen, it just looks too rastafarian.  However, I have no alternate suggestion, since soft goods hair on an action figure either looks fabio-esque, rastafarian, or like they took a ride on a motorcycle with wet hair. 

I know he has an olive complexion in the comics -- maybe it's the lighting or camera -- but he looks kind of greenish here.   

His arms, legs, and torso look perfect, in my opinion.  Nothing out of proportion, and a great mix of parts to achieve the necessary look. 

All in all, probably my favorite Quinlan custom to date, good job.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: jedipurge on January 6, 2006, 03:41 PM
chewie definately best quin i've ever seen, the hair looks great but whatever happened to trying out the predator braids we'd talked about so long ago?  and i have to agree with bjardkerr the base color for the skin looks a little corpse-ish.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks, I think the skin looks more realistic in person.  As for the Rastafarian look, Quin's hair does have that look in a way, but I know this doesn't look great.

For the Predator braids, that's still a possibility.  I'm not entirely happy with this custom right now.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: BrentS on January 6, 2006, 04:49 PM
A little off topic, but is there an easy explanation on how to create the lightsaber effects with Photoshop?  I've been wanting to try that but I'm not sure where to start.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 05:00 PM
Hi Brent - I actually don't have photoshop, I have a program called photoimpact - it's not as highly touted as photoshop, but it's pretty decent for what I try and do at least.

With photoimpact, I can create a linear shape and adjust the color - I just make a straight line and adjust the color.  Then I add on a second shape with the same proportions, just thinner and shorter and make it a white color, and put it right on top of the original lightsaber color.  So that makes a two-tone lightsaber effect.  Same with the blaster fire.

Hope that helps some.

 :P
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: BrentS on January 6, 2006, 05:24 PM
Works, for me.  I'll have to try it with photoshop.  Just sounds like a couple of layers to me.  I like it.  Thanks
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 6, 2006, 06:32 PM
HOLY SMOKE!!! Chewie that Quinlin looks great. I gotta know how you did that. If youve gotta PM it to me give me the recipe please.
Title: Re: CHEWIE's CUSTOMS - updated Friday 01.06.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 07:49 PM