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Title: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 10.25.08!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 3, 2005, 07:55 PM
This took about a half hour to do, not including dry time.

I've got him pictured with a Grievous bodyguard staff here, because I didn't want to fish out my old Kir Kanos. (Which will be recycled soon, probably into a Gand.)

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/KirKanos.jpg)[image]


Whatta ya think?

-DD
Title: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 3, 2005, 09:21 PM
Since I'm new here, I thought I'd throw up a few more customs. Comments, criticism, and suggestions are of course, are welcome. High praise will also be accepted. ;D

First, a Quarren Jedi.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/QuarrenJedi.jpg)

Next, a Shistavanen Jedi and his Nikto Padawan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wolfman.jpg)

An ARC Commander inspired by the Clone Wars cartoon, along with one of the jetpack clones from Battlefront.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/ARCandJetpackClone.jpg)

An Ithorian Jedi. He's blue 'cause I felt like being a contrarian.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/IthorianJedi.jpg)

K'kruhk, as he appeared in Jedi: Windu. Gotta love Jan Duursema's stuff.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Kkruhk.jpg)

An Ithorian merchant. I love these guys.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Ithorianmerchant.jpg)

A Trandoshan pilot. One of my favorites.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Trandoshanpilot.jpg)

A Chadra Fan Jedi. I think there was one in the NJO series, although this one isn't based on that character, since I don't know what that character looked like.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Chadra-FanJedi.jpg)

Baniss Keeg.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/BanissKeeg.jpg)

Ithorian peasant. I think I stole this idea from CHEWIE.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Ithorianpeasant1.jpg)

Jaster Mereel. I added the backpack because I felt like it. He still needs his cape, though.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/JasterMereel2.jpg)

Another view of Jaster. I'm especially pleased with the belt, it's really accurate to the reference pic.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/JasterMereel.jpg)

A Trandoshan Merc.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/TrandoshanSmuggler.jpg)

Whatta Wookiee!!! I may add more to this guy.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/GrayWookiee.jpg)

Clone Special Ops. Added 5/5/05.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/CloneSpecialOps.jpg)

Kir Kanos. Easiest custom ever.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/KirKanos.jpg)

There's a lot more, but these are the pictures I have right now. I'll update as I take more.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Ryan on April 3, 2005, 10:12 PM
Looking good DD! Glad to see you made it here and this section is getting some more action! ;D

That Wookiee looks great! and so do all the Ithorinas, the blue one is a bit different....   ;) I think it would look a little better if you dulled it and toned it down a bit. I like the idea but he seems to bright.

You have any shots of the Black wook?
Title: Re: Kir Kanos...easiest...custom...EVER.
Post by: Ryan on April 3, 2005, 10:14 PM
I think there will be hundreds more of these in the next week.... ;)

Looks great though! Did you just trim his robe and give him a paint job?

Thank you for actually spending time on this one Hasbro ;D
Title: Re: Kir Kanos...easiest...custom...EVER.
Post by: Famine on April 3, 2005, 11:08 PM
Daddy like, Daddy like indeed. Now I just need to find a few spare red ones, and I'll make one. :)

Very good job. You paid good attention to detail on the black, I see. I'm thinking the cape would look even better if you starched it. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Kir Kanos...easiest...custom...EVER.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 3, 2005, 11:16 PM
Daddy like, Daddy like indeed. Now I just need to find a few spare red ones, and I'll make one. :)

Very good job. You paid good attention to detail on the black, I see. I'm thinking the cape would look even better if you starched it. :)

Kevin

Yeah, we'll definitely be seeing a lot of these in the days ahead. I'm going to make Carnor Jax as well, once I find a few more of these guys.

I like your idea of starching the cape. I was already playing around with it, folding it into various "action" poses. Not sure which I'll go with yet, but I'll post pics when I do...and when I finish his head for the "unmasked" version.

Thanks for the kind words.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 3, 2005, 11:23 PM
Looking good DD! Glad to see you made it here and this section is getting some more action! ;D

That Wookiee looks great! and so do all the Ithorinas, the blue one is a bit different.... ;) I think it would look a little better if you dulled it and toned it down a bit. I like the idea but he seems to bright.

You have any shots of the Black wook?

Thanks for the welcome, SLC! Anybody who's got a Ron Burgundy quote on his posts is aces in my book!

This will probably be my new "customs" hangout. I'll still pop in over at RS, but recent events there have left a bad taste in my mouth. Besides, I like the backgrounds on my posts here better; I find Navy blue soothing. :D

I tend to agree with you on the Blue Ithorian being too bright. I went with Blue because the ones in KOTOR looked sort of gray-blue, and I kind of dug it. I'm going to give him a gray wash, and then spray him with some dullcote. I only wish I had Chewie's skill when it came to dry-brushing.

As soon as I take some new pics, I'll get one of the black wookiee up. In the meantime, here's a few others I have.

Here's a sniper scout trooper from BATTLEFRONT. This one involved the cutting, repositioning, and sculpting of the limbs.

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BattlefrontScout.jpg)[image]

Some rebel generals. In case you can't tell, I like Quarren and Trandoshans quite a bit for customs. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RebelGenerals.jpg)


A VOTC field stormtrooper, and a Clone soldier from the Jabiim campaign. The clone started out as a white trooper, then I added the green ranking, which turned out well. Then I decided to try to detail the figure with a pen like Ricky UK does, and I ruined the figure. Some white touch-up and some dirtying up, and voila!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Fieldtrooper.jpg)


Finally, some Cantina trash! An Ugnaught (Yoxgit, perhaps?) and a Trandoshan thug. The Trandoshan was initially inspired by one Lance Quazar used in his interactive photonovel, and while digging up the parts he used in my fodder bin, I came up with this guy. He's shirtless...a little something for the ladies! ::) This was also my first attempt at a CHEWIE style paint job...I think it turned out okay.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Cantinatrash.jpg)

There! That oughta liven up this forum a bit!

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 4, 2005, 12:22 AM
DD - man these look great!  I think I may have seen a couple of these that you did before, but most of them I haven't.  I'll be happy to give my 2 cents on each one -


QUARREN JEDI  -

Very nice, great choice of parts.  I don't think there's much room for improvement!


SHISTAVEN JEDI -

Again, freaking cool!  Great body for him.  I would suggest a minor amount of dry brushing (maybe a brown-black) to bring out detail in his fur.


NIKTO PADAWAN -

Very good.  You did a great job painting him as it is hard to tell that the body was from the Rodian in the Jedi 3-pk.


ARC COMMANDER -

This looks damn near perfect!  So much better than Hasbro's version!  Love the better legs that you used.


ITHORIAN JEDI -

Yeah, a bit of maybe that blue color mixed with black for a dry brushing should make him look more realistic.  Is that a Maul skirt you used?  Looks terrific!  Great use of parts; I would have never thought of that.   ;)


K'KRUHK -

I've seen a few versions of him, and yours is by far my favorite.  Holy cow, that looks like official Hasbro product.  You did such a good job.  I am going to make one soon, and will probably use yours as my reference piece.   :)


ITHORIAN MERCHANT -

Man, he looks very awesome.  Looks like he should be selling junk in Mos Espa.


TRANDOSHAN PILOT -

Saw this one before, and totally love it.


CHADRA FAN JEDI -

Looks wonderful; could even double as a non-Jedi.


BANISS KEEG -

Whoa, this is the best version I have seen anyone make.  Very good - now I need to update mine!


ITHORIAN PEASANT -

Yep, I used that cloak for one too.  I like how you added the gauntlets.


JASTER MAREEL -

Looks like he's ready to kick some serious a$$.  If you make another, using a VOTC Fett would rock!


TRANDOSHAN MERC -

Awesome.  Looks like a meanie from KOTOR 2 or something.


KITIK KEEDKAK -

Love the repaint.  Looks just like she is supposed to look.


WOOKIEE WARRIOR -

Another great one.  I like how you used the He Man parts for him.


All in all, you've done some great work!  Thanks for sharing them here, and I hope to continue to see more!

 :P
Title: Re: Kir Kanos...easiest...custom...EVER.
Post by: CHEWIE on April 4, 2005, 12:24 AM
I'm really liking this one... wow!

And I have to mention that the Plo Koon looks good in the background with the added Agen Kolar robes.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 12:42 AM
I'm a fan of any form of troopers. I like the Scout Trooper repositioning, and I really dig the dirty Green clone. I like the dirt detailing. I'm not a fan of the way Ricky UK details his troopers, so I'm glad you opted to fix it and go a second route. This may be the shot this section needed to get it pumping!

Tell your friends to come here!

Good work!

Kevin
Title: Re: Kir Kanos...easiest...custom...EVER.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 4, 2005, 12:50 AM
Thanks, CHEWIE!

Those Agen Kolar robes are awesome. I went to Wal-Mart today and picked up three more Kolars just for the robes.  And two more clones. I think I need an intervention. ;D

Still no Clone Commanders, though.  >:(

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 4, 2005, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the feedback, guys! Let me respond to a few...

Famine: Well, whatever Ricky does to his clones with that pen, I sure as heck couldn't recreate it! But since I plan on making a Jabiim set at some point (with all the Jedi from the Padawan pack that fought to the last there) I'm probably going to need to dirty up some more clones. Glad you liked it!

CHEWIE: Good eye! Oddly enough, the Nikto Jedi uses the lower half of the Rodian from the three pack, and the upper half from the Twi'lek. The other two halves were joined to other customs!

I agree on the Wolfman. He will get a wash to bring out the fur detail this week.

Glad you liked K'kruhk...would you believe he was my first custom? The hair came out as well as I could have expected. He remains a favorite of mine to this day. Eventually I'll take another picture of him that shows the sculpting I did on his feet.

It's settled...the Ithorian Jedi comes back into the shop for some detailing. That is indeed a Darth Maul skirt! Again, good eye!

Well, since I've got the fever for posting...here's a few more. After this one, I'm calling it a night! ;)

Daakman Barack, from the Clone Wars cartoon. I took some creative license here since you only really see him in a hologram, right before Grievous carves him up like a Christmas Turkey.

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DaakmanBarak.jpg)[image]

Sith Lord Chaos wanted a look at the Black Wookiee. Here ya go! He seems mad about something in this pic. :)

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BlackWookiee.jpg)[image]

General Maximillian Veers. This was a 10 minute custom I did just to show someone on RS how easily it could be done. He needs some touch up and some correction on the rank badge. And my unfinished Jolee Bindo is boring another custom with one of his long stories in the background. ;D

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Veers2.jpg)[image]

My own version of Badoo Bok. Any visitor to thecustomalliance.com ends up doing their own interpretation of Badoo Bok.

[image] (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BadooBok-JediMaster.jpg)[image]

And finally, it's a Wookiee uprising! A lot of these wooks are still in various stages of completion. One of my faves is the second to the far right...it's a Bespin Escape Chewie that I sanded the ammo belt off of, resculpted the fur, then decided it wasn't articulated enough so I gave him Kung-Fu battle grip and articulated knees.

[image](http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookieeuprising.jpg)[image]


Thank you, and good night! ;)

-DD

Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 02:19 AM
You sure are brave with customizing those wookies. I hope I find some on clearance. I only have 4. Maybe tommorow I'll take a risk and work on one. I'm worried about messing up the face. Any advice?

Very neat Max Veers custom too. I love Imperial Officers.

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 4, 2005, 02:49 AM
You sure are brave with customizing those wookies. I hope I find some on clearance. I only have 4. Maybe tommorow I'll take a risk and work on one. I'm worried about messing up the face. Any advice?

Very neat Max Veers custom too. I love Imperial Officers.

Kevin

If you've got a steady hand, painting the wooks is pretty simple, you only really need to be careful around the face. I use a small brush for around the eyes, nose and mouth, then slap the base color on with a bigger brush. After it dries, I use a medium size brush to dry brush the fur highlights on, then give the whole thing a slightly darker wash to get into the fur details.

Check out some of Chewie's wookiees to see how it's REALLY done.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 4, 2005, 02:22 PM
DD, those are some spectacular customs!


DAAKMAN BARACK -

Looks great, and it's good to see another human Jedi.  Seems like most of us (like myself) forget about the humans sometimes and focus on aliens a bit too much.


BLACK WOOKIEE -

Totally awesome and mean looking.  Just a bit of dry brushing would really make him look freaking awesome in my opinion.


VEERS -

Looks perfect - love the hat... is it removable?


JOLEE BINDO -

Great use of parts!  Is that a Typho torso/arms?  Man you are good at mixing up parts!


BADOO BOK -

Looks fantastic, Dan Curto would be proud.   ;)


WOOKIEE UPRISING -

Heh heh I can't wait to see all of these finished... are you gonna make a diorama w/ grass and trees?  That would be so cool.


 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 02:35 PM
DD, I never have any luck with washs. They always come out sloppy or just...ugly when I do them.

Suggestions?

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 4, 2005, 03:58 PM
Famine: When it comes to washes, I usually use a darker color and water it down quite a bit, so it's very thin in it's consistancy. Then you brush it on and it will just run into the details for you. Chewie is quite accomplished at dry-brushing and washes, he may be able to offer some further advice.

Chewie: Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. What did you think of the Trandoshan I tried to mimic your painting style on?  :)

-DD

Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Ryan on April 4, 2005, 08:04 PM
Looking good DD! Thanks for the tips on washes, I haven't ever been good at them either. I think the black wook could use a bit more highlighting, but he is looking great already. ;D
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 4, 2005, 08:25 PM
Famine -

I rarely do washes with painting, usually dry brushing works better for me.  But what DD said about washes is definitely good advice.

Darth Delicious -

The Trandoshan looks awesome.  For the life of me I don't know what you used for the torso, but it looks great.  I would really like to be able to make something like that someday.

Also, the kneeling Clone looks freaking awesome. 

I also like your Sandtrooper.  You may want to paint the eye holes a bit as Hasbro in my opinion left the edges a bit too white, and also the breathing nozzels in the helmet could have a touch of black as well.  It's a pain to make these "corrections" on the VOTC Stormtrooper helmet.  I've done it on about 20 of them and man it's a pain to do.  They still look great without it though.

You've really added a lot to this section; it needed you!  And Sith Lord Chaos too!

Also, we might be seeing Owen D. around here soon as well... I don't want to pull anyone away from Scum, but it would be cool to see a few more people active here.  You guys have given me, Famine and Dimetrodon new life here.   :)

 :P

 
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 11:46 PM
Did you use Shirtless maul for the Trandoshan torso?

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 02:51 AM
   Thanks for all the feedback, guys. It really gets me inspired to make more.

   Famine- Good guess on the Trandoshan chest piece, but actually, the torso and the upper arms came from a generic "Ninja Force" figure that can be found at Big Lots and other discount stores. He was supposed to be wearing chain mail, but it makes a darn good scaly torso as well. I need to get a few more for some other customs, as well as a Darth Bane I want to do. If I find any more I'll pick up a bunch and send them to whoever's interested.

Those generic Ninja figs run about a buck apiece.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 11:27 AM
I was wondering how you made that chest.  Excellent job.

I will need to go look for some of those figures myself now.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 04:05 PM
I need to go hunting for fodder this weekend; if you don't find any and I come across a few, I'll let you know.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 05:04 PM
If you see a couple, and don't mind picking them up I would appreciate it.  I'll pay you back.

 :P
Title: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 06:14 PM
Here's one I could use some help from the experts on.

I'm making a Jodo Kast out of one of the VOTC Fett's I bought...but the reference pics I've found are limited. Here's the figure so far; basically just a repaint with a belt from the 300th Edition Fett.

Any suggestions on this one would be appreciated. What can I add to this figure to make him more authentic?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/JodoWIP.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 06:20 PM
I don't know... but that sure is looking sweet.

I would say add some weathering to him.  Use a lot of silver for paint chipping.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 08:03 PM
Here's some more customs I dug out. These were figures I did early in my customizing hobby, as you can tell by their simplicity.  :D

While playing KOTOR, there were some palette swapped Gammoreans that were stronger than the regular Gammoreans. Here's my version of one... a very simple repaint with a little dry-brushing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/GammoreanBoss.jpg)

An Ishi Tib henchman from Jabba's Palace. This is based off of a CCG card my friend had.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/IshiTibHenchman.jpg)

A Mon Calamari senator. All those Lott Dodd's warming the pegs are good for something, at least.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MonCalSenator.jpg)

And finally, Bok, a Morgukai Assassin from Dark Horse's REPUBLIC series.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Bok.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 08:07 PM
This thread isn't about customs, is it? It's about "Oh look at me, I have a ROTS Clone Cup and you don't!" :-p

I dig Bok and the Gamorean. :) Bok could use a bit of weathering and the Gamorean could use some black under the eyes. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 08:27 PM
This thread isn't about customs, is it? It's about "Oh look at me, I have a ROTS Clone Cup and you don't!" :-p

I dig Bok and the Gamorean. :) Bok could use a bit of weathering and the Gamorean could use some black under the eyes. :)

Kevin

Kev--

I was actually just trying to put something in the background that was more a more interesting backdrop than my curtains or my sleeping cat.  ;) If you want though, I'm happy to pass a clone cup along to you if I find some more. (Which I probably will...)

Yeah, I agree with your suggestions on Bok and the Gammorean. It shall be done!

-DD
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 08:29 PM
Was Jodo's armor really chipped up? The ref pic I'm using just has a few dings here and there...

I still haven't found a decent pic of his jetpack.


-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 08:39 PM
Hey don't worry about the cup, I was just messing with ya. I'm sure they will show up here sooner or later.

Try and convince your cat to let Bow Legged Clone and Bow Legged Obi-Wan to ride it's back in a diorama. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 09:18 PM
All of them look very nice.  I love that Ishi Tib.

Don't know if you've ever done this, but on a couple of Gamorreans I drilled holes in their right hand so they can hold weapons with that hand too.  It adds a lot of variety.

Good job on all of these. 

 :P
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 09:19 PM
I don't really know how chipped it was.  I just think it would look cool.

For a lot of my EU customs I guess I kinda break the rules and go beyond what the official look is supposed to be.  Keeps me from trying to be too perfect and helps cover up my lack of ability in some areas.   ;)

 :P
Title: Bored at home
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 10:33 PM
This is what happens when I'm left to my own devices for the afternoon. ;)

Obviously, I have no skill in photoshop. Be kind. :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/swamp.jpg)


-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 10:35 PM
That looks cool!

I wish I had photoshop, I could really, really use it in my photonovels.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 10:40 PM
The lighting's wrong, and the clones are WAY too bright from the flash, but since I've never tried anything like this before, I think it came out a bit of all right.

Maybe I'll do a photonovel one day... :P

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 10:24 AM
A photonovel... I say go for it!

 :P
Title: Another custom
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 04:50 PM
Here's another one I did once I bought my dremel. Man, I love that thing!

It's Baron Soontir Fel, from the X-Wing: Rogue Squadron novels and comics.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BaronSoontirFel.jpg)

And here's one sans helmet.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BaronSoontirFel2.jpg)

I used a Dutch Vander body, OTC Tie Pilot arms and helmet (dremeled out to fit over Fel's head) and a GI Joe Shipwreck head. I just noticed that his helmet's a little dusty because he's been on a shelf for a few months. :o

-DD

Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 05:29 PM
Nice deal. I gather that this guy is a bad Imperial? He doesn't strike me as very much of a good guy. Awsome use of parts. I might copy your idea some day.

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 06:03 PM
Yep, this looks outstanding... definitely one of the best versions of him that I have seen!

Looks like you did a great job on the dremeling out the helmet!

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 06:39 PM
Thanks guys.

I knew what parts I wanted to use on Fel for a long time, I just never had the right head...until that Shipwreck figure came along. Then it all fell into place.

Not sure how many helmets you guys have dreemeled, but do you find it as nerve wracking as I do? I've puntured through a Mandalorian helmet and a Royal Guard helmet in my day...so the anxiety is always there.  :o

Famine: Fel is the Empire's greatest pilot (excepting Vader, of course) but eventually left the Empire and joined the New Republic. Later, he disappeared, and turned up in Chiss space working with them against some threat Thrawn predicted would threaten the Galaxy. (Which turned out to be the Yuuhzan Vong.)

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 6, 2005, 06:44 PM
Here's some more customs I dug out. These were figures I did early in my customizing hobby, as you can tell by their simplicity. :D

A Mon Calamari senator. All those Lott Dodd's warming the pegs are good for something, at least.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MonCalSenator.jpg)


-DD

Hahaha....Great minds think alike! :)
Nice work man.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/DynamiteGelatine/Republic.jpg)
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 6, 2005, 07:43 PM
Ha! Not only the same body, but almost the same paint scheme!

Nice work!

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 6, 2005, 08:31 PM
Yep - I was thinking that somewhere I had seen another version of that.

Both are well done and make for very convincing senators.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 7, 2005, 02:20 AM
I kind of like his brown robed senator more than mine. I went with blue because I figured coming from a water world, Mon Cal's would be partial to the color. :D

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 7, 2005, 03:06 AM
Well...I like yours...The colors are regal-looking and very Joe Corroney-ish.

Mine's very plain, and I don't like autumn colors.
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 7, 2005, 04:15 AM
I think it's pretty funny they came out so close, though...

I don't know about you, but when I looked at Lott Dodd's hands, I immediately thought "Mon Calamari."  ;)

-DD
Title: My first custom clone
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 7, 2005, 10:13 PM
Well, I didn't make the Green Clone yet...I started with the Blue. Here it is.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BlueClone.jpg)

Getting the lines straight on this was a pain in the arse. I had to scrape and reapply several times. Still, it only took maybe an hour total to get right.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 7, 2005, 10:20 PM
Famine like, Famine like indeed. Good job on keeping the lines straight. Did you try masking tape? I find that works alot.

Now shake a leg on that green one!

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2005, 10:29 PM
That looks fantastic man!  Very straight lines in the painting.  I can almost see him ready to shoot a Jedi in the back.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 7, 2005, 10:34 PM
I should have laid a smoldering Ki Adi Mundi at his feet.   ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 8, 2005, 03:47 PM
Darth, any speed on the green one? I don't think I saw the green one, so I'm waiting to see yours. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 9, 2005, 02:32 AM
No green clone yet, Famine...I had a hectic work day today, followed by a going away party for one of our people...but I'll work on it tomorrow.


-DD
Title: New Clone
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 10, 2005, 04:43 AM
Y'know, it's funny... originally Famine wanted me to do a Yellow Clone, and I did a Blue one. Now he requests a Green Clone, and after messing up on that one twice, I end up filling his original request.

Here, Famine my friend, is a Yellow Clone. I based this off of Commando Cody's armor from the visual dictionary, with a few liberties. I figure this can be one of the clones in his unit. Accordingly, I also gave this one some wear and tear.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneYellow.jpg)

For some reason the picture came out a lot smaller than I intended...hmm. Anyway,
whatta ya think?

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2005, 10:32 AM
I think it rocks.  Looks realistic, hardcore and ready to kick some ass.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 10, 2005, 04:50 PM
Freakin' sweet! I like it alot! He looks as if he is ready to contact General Kenobi at a moments notice! I saw the green one, ala lego, in TRU in a diorama they have!

Very nice. :)

Kevin
Title: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 13, 2005, 07:04 PM
Hey there, Jedi Defenders!

I'm currently trying to vary up my Wookiee army a bit...and as such, I threw together this guy.
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WIPWookieeChieftan.jpg)

The thing is, now that I've got him all together, I really have no idea what color scheme I want to use on him. So, I decided to seek the wisdom of my friends over here on Jedidefender!

Let me know what you think!

-DD
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Famine on April 13, 2005, 07:24 PM
I'd like to see him very light, like...almost like a yellow lab!

Kevin
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 13, 2005, 11:23 PM
I'll be damned - I finished up my Tarfful tonight.   :)

Anyways, Famine's color idea may be interesting... but I would make sure to have some sort of brown highlights in it.  I wouldn't go overly yellow with it, but some yellow might look cool.

One thought though - if this guy is a Chieftan - he is probably pretty tough.  I always think of the big tough Wookiees as being darker colored like Tarrful.

Great parts usage by the way - the Tarfful braids will make it really stand out.

 :P
Title: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 12:22 AM
Hey all,

Just finished my latest clone. This one was the biggest pain yet, a lot of line work that had to be straight.

Still, I'm happy with the finished product. What do you think?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RedShocktrooper.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 12:27 AM
Your painting skills are really getting good!!!!

I do not think I could paint that straight... holy cow that is impressive.

Thanks again for sharing another of your masterpieces... how long did it take to paint that?  Did you use acrylic paint?

 :P
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Aaron_D on April 14, 2005, 12:30 AM
What do you think?

What do I think?  I think I want one, that's what I think!  Wow, that's some sharp work there.  Great detail and lines.  Really impressive.  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 12:51 AM
CHEWIE: Thanks for the compliment! This one took about six hours from start to finish, accomplished over several days. Most of the time on this was because one small part needed to be painted, then he needed to be left to dry before I tried again. I messed up several times, and had to scrape the paint in certain spots where my hand trembled.

Aaron_D: You want one? You may get your chance. I got laid off yesterday (although there is a very good chance I may be hired back in two weeks...long story.) So if things get desperate, I may put some customs up on E-Bay.  :'(

-DD (All up in here with his sob story)

Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 01:01 AM
Yeah, Chewie, great minds think alike. Too bad I don't live around you, I imagine we'd get some great weekend projects going.

"Hey Chewie, wanna build a Death Star in my garage?"

"Sure!"

But seriously, the Chieftain's braids look even better in the back...when I finish it up I'll get a picture from both sides. I should probably send it to you for a custom CHEWIE paint app.  ;)

Can't wait to see the Tarful figure you've made. I was planning one too (He's too cool to be left with the lame figure Hasbro gave him) but I'm glad you've done one first so I can use it as a template.

-DD
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 14, 2005, 01:09 AM
You're a much better painter than me...

The lines are what scared me away from this custom...I also like how you took a few chips to the paint job to make him look weathered....very cool.


Now let's see a few more in a senate pod diorama. :)
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 03:17 AM
You want me to paint more of them? Eep! Not sure my mind can take it!  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 10:36 AM
DD - sorry to hear about your job... man I hope they bring you back on.  That really sucks!   :(

If you do put some stuff on ebay, I am sure you will do well there.

 :P
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2005, 12:59 PM
Freakin' sweet dude. Sorry to hear about your job. I too will be laid off at the end of this summer. But anyway, I've wanted to see a shock trooper, as they have my favorite paint job. That really looks like a Hasbro paint job. Good job. I am curious how you did the uber straight helmet markings. Tape?

Kevin
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Ryan on April 14, 2005, 01:41 PM
Nice!!!! ;D

 I love that paint job, I thought about trying one of these and then I remembered my hands shake like a Parkinson's patient when I try and paint lines like that. ::) ;)

I'm curious as well, what kind of paint is that, and how did you make the lines so straight?
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 06:43 PM
Nice!!!! ;D

 I love that paint job, I thought about trying one of these and then I remembered my hands shake like a Parkinson's patient when I try and paint lines like that. ::) ;)

I'm curious as well, what kind of paint is that, and how did you make the lines so straight?

Thanks, SLC.

My straight lines are a combination of taping off certain areas as a guide, and then using an exacto to trim off any flaws and make the lines as straight as possible. I use Tamiya acrylics on all my customs...I've tried other brands, but found Tamiya to be best suited to my tastes.

Next...I may face my dreaded nemesis who's defeated me twice...the green clone!

-DD
Title: KOTOR figures
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 08:21 PM
Well, I found Zaalbar today (Darth Nihilus is still MIA) but I thought I'd post it even though it's not even really a custom, it's just Chewbacca with some new accessories.

As soon as I find a better belt this one will be replaced. I'm really happy with his suspenders, though. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Zaalbar.jpg)

Do you guys think I should give him a new paintjob?

-DD
Title: Re: KOTOR figures
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 08:26 PM
I love that character from the game... I would say try and repaint him some so he doesn't look so much like Chewbacca... I could be wrong, but I think his hair style on his head should be a bit more like the ANH Chewbacca (maybe a ROTS Chewbacca head would work).  And maybe paint the suspenders some to make them a little less bright. 

Where did you come up with those suspenders?  Those look about perfect!!

 :P
Title: Wookiee Chieftan-Update
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 08:34 PM
I took all the suggestions I've got, and here's an update.

Famine my friend, I'm afraid you got outvoted on the coloring...most people favored a darker wook. I haven't forgotten ya, though...my next wook will be more blonde, per your request.

In any case, here's an updated pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WIPWookieeChieftan2.jpg)

The area ground out by the eye is where a massive Trandoshan claw scar is going to go. Someone suggested an eyepatch, and a lot of people wanted scarring, so I decided to mix the two and give him a gouge near the eye. I'm thinking of doing it with epoxy, then trying to give it a nasty, puckered look.

Comments, suggestions?

-DD
Title: Re: KOTOR figures
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 08:37 PM
Good suggestions, Chewie! I'll definitely be changing him up a bit.

The suspenders came from a backpack from one of those military figures they sell at TRU.

-DD
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 08:46 PM
Looks good man... and very tough... almost evil!

As for the scar... I would strongly suggest practicing on a junk figure first... especially since a scar on a Wookiee might easily be covered up by their hair.

 :P
Title: Re: KOTOR figures
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 08:47 PM
Well then, I will need to get TRU then, won't I?

 :P
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 09:07 PM
Chewie: This scar is supposed to be so deep, the layers of skin where the hair follicles would have been have been ripped away, revealing the flesh beneath.

If I sculpt it right, I plan on having a strand of hair or two spill across the scar, to add a little realism.

-DD
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 09:21 PM
This sounds damn cool!  I'm excited about it.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2005, 07:11 AM
Awesome work DD he looks really pivved off, I really like the expression on he's face well done mate

Ron
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2005, 07:18 AM
Your painting skills for these small figures are brillant DD I bought 2  troopers the other day I'll have to put my 12 inch figures aside and give it a go thanks for the inspiration.

Ron
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 12:40 AM
Just a thought... you go into such detail on the Wookiees themselves... have you considered painting/customizng any of the weapons?

 :P
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2005, 03:22 PM
Funny you should mention that, Chewie...my next question was going to be, How should I age/detail his massive sword?

Wait...that doesn't sound right...  :o

-DD
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2005, 03:25 PM
Glad to be of service, my friend.   ;)

The red trooper is a pain, but man, does it feel rewarding when he's finished and on display. I need to do a few more.


-DD
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 05:18 PM
Hee Ha..  ok, here's what I would do.

According to the Visual Dictionary, Wookies tend to make a lot of stuff out of wood for their weapons.

I would therefor try and make the handle and some other parts of it look like they are made from wood.  Use some gold/brown color for that.

The blade - maybe a teal green color with silver dry brushing over it.

 :P
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 05:28 PM
I still can't believe how detailed and great of a job you did on the helmet.  I am not going to even attempt this.  I prefer to the dirty fan fic customs with my dry brushing for my personal work, because that's the only good painting technique I think I can do.   :-\

 :P
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Ryan on April 16, 2005, 06:08 PM
Looking good DD!!!

For the sword, I'd go with a wooden handle as well. As for the balde I'd go with a reddish-silverish-blackish-brown drybrushing, to try and make it look like it has seen some battle and blood over the years. Tealish silver might make it seem like it just sat around getting tarnished on his mantle. But CHEWIE is usually right about this kind of stuff, so don't listen to me. ;) :)
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Nicklab on April 16, 2005, 06:21 PM
Excellent work!  The fine detail and weathering are what really sell your work.  Very nice.
Title: Re: Red Shocktrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2005, 09:15 PM
Thanks! I've just started another...not sure if this one will be more "clean," or "lived-in" armor like the last one.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 08:32 PM
And now you can also see the Green Clone here. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/GreenClone.jpg)

-DD
Title: Wookiee Chieftan-Finished!
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 08:36 PM
And now...for the finished product. I've named him Kyntarro. I apologize for the pic, there was a lot of light streaming in when I took it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WookieeChieftan.jpg)

And from the back.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WookieeChieftanback.jpg)


-DD
Title: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 08:38 PM
Well, after finishing a Green Clone and going back and doing a second Shocktrooper, I took a group pic. Check it out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneSpecialOps.jpg)


Whatta ya think?

-DD
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 08:43 PM
ROFL! Thats funny!


Finnaly, I see the green clone, and I likey.

"WOLVERIIIIIIIIIIINES!!!!!" :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: DualSaberMaster on April 17, 2005, 09:09 PM
Very nice! :D What kind of paints did you use?and how did you apply them?(brush, masking, spray?) Also, how did you accomplish the "weathered/ battered" look on the paint?
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 17, 2005, 09:49 PM
Very nice customs.  I really dig the special ops...

I wonder, if anyone here read the EIII novel it said...

SPOILER

"thousands of clone troopers" were with Anakin when he raided the temple.  Were they all special ops with the blue paint? 
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 17, 2005, 09:50 PM
What scene are the green clones from in EIII?
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 10:33 PM
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*

I think they're on Kashyykk, but don't quote me on that. It may also be Saluecami with Quinlan Vos. (Assuming that scene makes the final cut.)


-DD
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 10:43 PM
Famine: Finally, I have granted your wish. The Green and yellow clone are complete.  ;)

DualSaberMaster: I masked some of the larger areas with tape, but that only works so well because the paint bleeds underneath and makes a mess. So basically, you have to go back with an exacto and make adjustments by scraping away the excess once it's dry. Dame with the battle damage to the paint, I just scrape it with an exacto when it's finished, taking special note around the edges and other high points of the armor that would show wear first.

As for the "dirtying up," I just dry brush certain areas with black, sometimes grinding and smearing it into the surface with a finger. Again, I pay attention to the points real armor would dirty up first.

All paint I use is Tamiya acrylics.

WOLVERIIIIIINES!!!

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 17, 2005, 11:03 PM
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*

I think they're on Kashyykk, but don't quote me on that. It may also be Saluecami with Quinlan Vos. (Assuming that scene makes the final cut.)


-DD

SPOILER

It made the comic version.

Are all the clones with Anakin in the temple raid the blue special op type?
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 11:04 PM
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*

I think they're on Kashyykk, but don't quote me on that. It may also be Saluecami with Quinlan Vos. (Assuming that scene makes the final cut.)


-DD

Quin might be in it?! **** YES!

Kevin
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 11:08 PM
Famine: Quin's apparently in the comic version of ROTS, and I can confirm he turned up in at least one draft of Lucasfilm's script that my company got. However, I didn't see him in any of the screencaps we recieved, but then, that doesn't mean anything. We were missing some shots here and there.

-DD
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2005, 11:15 PM
I'll be damned.  I have never seen a better job on painting straight lines and fine details.  This is an area I seem to have a disability with.

Awesome job... if you feel crazy, you should make a couple more blue ones and recreate the scene of Anakin marching into the temple.

 :P
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 11:18 PM
If I didn't feel crazy BEFORE attempting that, I'd definitely be crazy afterward!

Still, I probably SHOULD do a few more blue ones... ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2005, 11:19 PM
Wow!  It looks great!

The scar looks awesome, and you did a very good job on the sword.  He looks like he has survived many battles with the Trandoshan Slavers over the decades.

 :P
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2005, 11:22 PM
Thanks, man!

The scar looks even better in person...it looks really nasty and deep. It loses a lot with the camera flash.

I didn't have any good teal-colored paint, or I would have tarnished his sword a bit more. Maybe I'll do a custom disembowled Trandoshan to lie at his feet. :D

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 11:30 PM
I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope Quinlan makes it. :-\ He's my favorite EU charachter of all time. Next to Kyp Durron.

Kevin
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2005, 04:03 AM
It turned out sweet DD!!!  :)

I think that I may have choosen a different sword though, something less modern looking. You did a great job with that one but it doesn't seem like a Wookiee would use one like that. Maybe try a LOTR sword or sratch build one.

And not to be nitpicky but It looks like you missed some of the tips on the back of the head, you can still see the original colors showing, and since you don't have them anywhere else I don't think it is part of thecolor scheme.
Title: Re: Wookiee Chieftan-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 18, 2005, 04:17 AM
Everybody's on me about that sword.  ;)

All right, I bow to the peer pressure! It shall be replaced with something less He-Mannish. Hey, this was a "feedback" project anyway, right?

Thanks SLC, I noticed the tips in the back when I posted it, and corrected it...I was just to lazy to post another pic in it's place. The back now has a lot more white.

Glad everyone liked it. I really want to make a photonovel just so I can put this guy in it. I sure do wish I'd given him articulated knees, though.

-DD
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2005, 11:29 AM
I hope he's in the film too... but mainly because I want Hasbro to make a figure of him.

 :P
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: Paul on April 18, 2005, 03:23 PM
I just finished the book last night and no mention of Vos..another disappointing thing was that the colors on Clones was not mentioned (unless I skimmed over it).

I was hoping it would tell more info (like the Visual Dictionary does).
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 18, 2005, 05:20 PM
I'll be damned. I have never seen a better job on painting straight lines and fine details. This is an area I seem to have a disability with.

Awesome job... if you feel crazy, you should make a couple more blue ones and recreate the scene of Anakin marching into the temple.

 :P

Any idea if there are plain white clones with Anakin in the Temple attack scene, or just blue special ops only?
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 18, 2005, 06:10 PM
The only footage/screencaps I've seen of the temple massacre is of the blue troopers, or "the 501st."

-DD
Title: Another KOTOR custom
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 18, 2005, 06:14 PM
Remember, though, that the novel is produced off of the first drafts of the script. A lot gets changed, added or cut along the way.

Oh, and here's another KOTOR custom, Darth Nihilus. Note the moodier lighting. :D


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthNihilius.jpg)

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2005, 06:18 PM
Sweet looking Nihlus!!! I really wish this guy had a bigger part in the game. :( It is really too bad they finished it early.

His mask is actually flatter on the top half, but there isn't much you can do about that, short of resculpting the upper half of the hood. It looks fine the way it is, :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2005, 06:19 PM
Damn - great job, very evil looking.

I never thought that Maul figure would have a good use - what do I know! :D

This is fantastic. It truly captures the essence of the character. If you're feeling crazy, a bit of dry brushing could really bring out some details. If it doesn't turn out that great, you can always paint back over it.

 :P

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 18, 2005, 06:34 PM
SLC: I've thought about making the hood more true to the actual character. I probably will at some point, and try to add the correct chest piece. (Which I already have picked out.) I've just been too lazy to try it yet.  ;)

CHEWIE: What colors would you suggest I dry-brush him with?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2005, 09:50 PM
I would suggest colors that will really bring out the detail. 

First - I would try a mix of white and silver - mix them together - and dry brush very, very lightly on the folds where there is texture.

Second - Mix a touch of red and black - I would try and get a very, dark red/maroon color - dry brush over what you just did after it dries. 

Third - If necessary, after it all dries - add one last touch of the white/silver - maybe add a touch of black afterwards.

Basically this is to try and bring out just a touch of detail.... use a very thick headed brush when doing this, and after you barely dab it with paint, first brush the head against another surface (like a paper plate) to get about 99% of the paint off of it.  You want to be forced to press the brush hairs hard against the figure to even get any paint off of it.  Repeat over and over.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2005, 05:28 AM
Awesome figure DD especially like the Shock Troopers top notch stuff mate

Ron
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 19, 2005, 02:53 PM
so the clones are of Patrick Swayze now?

I like those a lot. It kind of looks too colorful having them all together, but In single troops of one color probably its all good. I can't wait to see these guys in action in Episode III
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 19, 2005, 04:33 PM
Yeah, Patrick Swayze is the new clone template. Wait until I start my photonovel...it's about a clone who gets hired to be a cooler in a rough cantina...and he has to diffuse potentially explosive situations with one-liners like "It's my way or the highway" and "Take the train."

Aay Vida is going to be his "regular Saturday night thang."

It'll be the craziest, it'll be the SWAYZIEST, photonovel of them all! ;D

-DD

Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Ryan on April 19, 2005, 06:43 PM
You really have this clone thing down, not one but two shocktroopers! :) I am amzed by your painting skills and how much patience you must have to do those.  ;) Keep it up!
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Diddly on April 19, 2005, 07:46 PM
GOOD GOD, THOSE RULE! I LOVE the paint weathering on those. Amazing job on the details also.
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 19, 2005, 11:01 PM
Thanks, SLC, Diddly. I appreciate the praise.

As much as I enjoyed doing these clones, I think I'm done with clones for a time...I want to move on to some other characters...but I may revisit them soon if I get a decent shot of the Yellow Clones that accompany Obi-Wan to Utapau.

-DD
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: jokabofe on April 19, 2005, 11:06 PM
Those came out really nice. I've got a small army of ROTS Clones just waiting for some free time to be painted. I've also got a few 12" ones that I want to paint in those color schemes as well. Great job.
Title: Darth Nihilus revised.
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 19, 2005, 11:06 PM
CHEWIE: You mean like this?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthNihilus-detailed.jpg)

Or here's one that's a little more like your famous "montage" pics. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthNihilus-montage.jpg)

Let me know if you think I should tweak it some more.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: Ryan on April 20, 2005, 01:03 AM
Ooooooo :o :)

Me like!!! ;D

That looks sooo much better, I'm not CHEWIE but I think he'd be proud! I am! ;D ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: CHEWIE on April 20, 2005, 03:35 PM
Wow, that looks great man!  Really adds to it in my opinion.  But the real question is, do you like it better that way?

If possible (not necessary, but might look cool), you might want to add a bit of dry brush detail to the bottom ridges on his cape by his feet, and a bit of the hood right above his forhead.

And I like how you did the "montage" - that style looks very familiar.   ;)

He looks mean!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 20, 2005, 08:25 PM
   I do like it...but somehow, something is still missing, in my opinion. Not sure what it is.

   I've got a few customs I've been working on today...and I keep looking at Nihilus, commanding me to do more...but I'm at a loss.  ;)


   -DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2005, 12:06 AM
I think it looks great DD.  I don't know what could be missing...

The only drawback is Hasbro's sculpt of this figure.  But you made their work look a lot better, and this truly captures the look of the character in the game.

If you are ever feeling crazy, you could try a soft goods version... those are always a fun challenge.  If you do, I would suggest using the silk robes from the Sith Speeder Darth Maul figure.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 21, 2005, 10:42 PM
A soft goods version...don't tempt me, Chewie. I may just do that. ;)

In the meantime, here's a few things I've been working on this week. The work of Lance, CHEWIE, and JediKnight have me thinking about doing a photonovel at some point, but I was thinking of doing it in the KOTOR era. Whether or not I'll ever actually get around to it I can't say, but I can make a lot of customs that I think have that "KOTOR" feel in the meantime. So, here's a droid from that era.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/KOTORDroid.jpg)

And here's a shot from a slightly different angle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/KOTORDroid2.jpg)

Finally, this one looks really easy, but was actually a bit of a pain. I like the Episode III sculpt of Mace a lot, but he had a lame action feature, and his legs didn't have any knee articulation. So I took a Jedi Council Mace Windu, and attached the lower torso to the upper torso of the Episode III figure. It required some dremeling and the insertion of a metal post to allow the waist to swivel, but it's really sturdy and came out well, I think. Of course, the skirt had to be cut to allow the legs to be posed, but it's not even noticeable when he's in a neutral pose. As an added bonus, this Mace can sit in his council seat.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MaceWindu.jpg)

I might have some more updates tonight.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Thurs. April 21
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2005, 11:46 PM
Hey nice new stuff DD.

I really, really like that droid.  Nice job, it really captures the feel and look of the KOTOR stuff... where did you get the legs for it?  Those look damn cool, especially how you attached them to the "thrusters" of the Research Droid.

Windu - very well done.  Nice to see another version of him, and definitely better than Hasbro's version.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Thurs. April 21
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 22, 2005, 12:59 AM
Thanks, Chewie. The KOTOR droid's legs come from another Chap Mei figure. He's a little short guy, and they gave him these mechanical legs he wears on his feet. It's a weird figure, but when I saw it, I knew immediately what I was going to do with the legs. The little guy will definitely pop up in another custom...those Chap Mei figures are a great source of fodder. I went looking for more today, but no luck.

Interestingly enough, I bought a clearanced K-Mart Cantina set specifically so I could make some cool KOTOR droids like the ones you did awhile back. ;)

Speaking of KOTOR, remember my Zaalbar figure? I wasn't super happy with it, so I started over. Here's the new one, utilizing a Bespin CHEWIE that I added kung-fu grip, elbow and knee articulation to.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Zaalbarrevised.jpg)

And because JD is my favorite custom site, I've decided to add pictures here and FFURG that other sites won't get. So, here's another shot showing off that articulation.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Zaalbarjungle.jpg)

He still needs a little drybrushing, and he looks a little shiny in these pics because of the flash, but I like this Zaalbar a lot better.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Thurs. April 21
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 11:04 AM
I totally agree!  Much, much better.  You did a fantastic job... man I can only do parts swapping, but it appears that you added all new articulation to him.  Wow!

So, you got some cantina bar stools for droid heads?  Cool!  I'm looking very forward to seeing your work.

Also, what the heck is a Chap Mei figure?  I must know.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Thurs. April 21
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 22, 2005, 01:52 PM
Chap Mei figures are those little cheapo figures you find at Big Lots, Kay-Bee and the like. Usually they have some kind of theme, like "Police Squad" or "Ninja Dino Riders" or in this case, "Dino Valley."

They're cheap, but well constructed, fairly detailed, and HIGHLY compatible with Star Wars, especially POTF2 parts. And they come with great accesories that I think you would have a field day customizing, Chewie!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Thurs. April 21
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the explanation.  I have actually looked at those several times and bought a few.  They do work very well.

Might try to get to Big Lots this weekend and see if there's any new ones I can use for parts.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/22/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 23, 2005, 03:11 AM
A few quickies tonight. While glueing/setting/sculpting pieces for my WIP Roronn Corobb, I looked over at my Jedi fodder, and pulled out Master Rancisis. While I like the figure well enough, all he's good for is sitting in his council chair. Take him out of it, and he's just sitting on the ground while the other Jedi fight. So, I decided a more "battle-ready" Master Rancisis was in order. I cut and repositioned the tail, then added a slight bit of dry brushing to bring out some detail on his robe. Now, at least, he can stand tall and battle Anakin when lil' Ani comes for his ass in the temple.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/OppoRancisis.jpg)

I also put the finishing touches on a Zabrak Mercenary I've been playing with for a while.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ZabrakMercenary.jpg)

The Merc's tattoos came out REALLY light in the flash. They're darker on the real thing.

And finally, one I've wanted to do for awhile, but just now got around to tonight. I've been so busy with Clone Wars and KOTOR era stuff, I have totally neglected the post-OTC time period. Here's a really simple Jedi Master Luke. Whatta ya think, CHEWIE...need some drybrushing, or fine like it is?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/LukeSkywalker-NJO.jpg)

That's all for tonight...I should have a few more before the weekends over, though.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/22/05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 23, 2005, 03:55 AM
Oh very nice..I see you've got an imagination like that of Chewie and the other greats around here.


Wish I could get over that hill. :)
Title: Commander Gree
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 24, 2005, 05:51 AM
Master Phruby threw out a challenge over in the RS forums for customizers to attempt Commander Gree, who fights alongside Yoda on Kashyykk. Well, I don't run from a challenge. When I'm in the street and it starts to go down...I don't back off 'till it's finished! Or...something like that. Anyway, here's the reference pic:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/gree.jpg)

And here's my version. Keep in mind, this is before dull coating. (I ran out tonight...need to go to the hobby store, I guess...)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderGree.jpg)

This took about four hours, start to finish. Whatta ya think?

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/24/05
Post by: starwax137 on April 24, 2005, 10:36 AM
Wow! That Gree is great. All your stuff is amazing. I'm really pretty blown away here. :o
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/24/05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 24, 2005, 10:42 AM
Is it correct that Commander Gree and all his green camouflaged clones are on Kashyyyk as well as Commander Neyo and his "Target Exclusive" red circle armor grunts?

I think this may be true because Luminara Unduli is also on Kashyyyk, makes sense to have another Jedi with a different commander, if Yoda is with Gree.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/24/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 24, 2005, 04:24 PM
Wow, great updates this weekend DD!  I've been too busy to do much customizing... but did a couple not too long ago that I'll send to my hosting buddies tonight.

Anyways, my thoughts on this new batch -

Oppo Rancisis - Looks awesome, I'm wondering exactly where you cut the tail at?

Zabrak - Interesting look, he is very cool and I love the color scheme.

Luke - Yeah, I would do a bit of dry brushing.  Still, it will look nice either way. 

Gree - Easily the best of the bunch in my opinion.  Your custom clones are breath-taking.  This is one bad, evil looking trooper.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/24/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 24, 2005, 05:29 PM
Thanks, guys!

I cut Oppo's tail as high up as I could get it, just slightly under where it meets his robe. It was a pain cutting through the little wire that gives his tail it's flexibility, but some wire cutters from the garage did the trick. I then dremeled out what was left, and positioned the new tail inside the indentation. It look a little work to get it into a place that looked natural, but would allow him to balance on it as well. 

The Zabrak was fun, but for some reason, I think his face looks REALLY young. Maybe I should have used a Sith Training Maul head, who looks a little more mean. Anyway, the painstaking part of this one was gluing on the additional horns. A pair of tweezers and a LOT of patience went into that.

Luke- Episode I Obi Wan body and an EU Luke head. BAsic stuff. I am going to lightly drybrush this one, methinks.

Gree turned out better than I expected. This is one I should have used a primer on...green paint on glossy white plastic is hell. I still have to add his holster, as well as some detailing I noticed in a pic Rebeldressel posted after he was finighed. I'll update the pic as soon as I do.

Dresselrebel: Not sure where Neyo and his grunts show up. It'll be interesting to see!

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

-DD
Title: Gree revision
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 01:54 AM
I still haven't added the holster, as it's not dry yet, but here's a revision of Gree based on the pic that Rebeldressel posted.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderGreerevised.jpg)

The pic doesn't quite pick up the irridescence of the visor paint...but now it matches the reference more closely. (Although in Phruby's pic the straps look olive drab...on the other they look gray. Should I repaint them, or leave them as is?)

-DD
Title: Constructing Roronn Corobb
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 04:21 AM
Hey guys!

I mentioned this one before; I've been working on a custom Roronn Corobb (The Ithorian Jedi from the Clone Wars cartoon.) I just thought I'd give you an update as it nears completion.

Here's the reference pic I was working from.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/RoronnCorobb.jpg)

I decided to use a Pablo Jill torso to give me the kind of hunched body I needed for an Ithorian, but the neck post was way to high, even once I dremeled out the Momaw Nadon head. But I really wanted the head to be on a ball joint so it could look up or down, side to side. So, I cut off the post at the neck, dremeled into the torso, and reset the neck post deeper in the figure, like so:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RoronnCorobbneck.jpg)

And so finally, I finished the construction of the figure, and wanted you guys to take a look and make any last minute critiques before I paint it. Here it is:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RoronnCorobbWIP.jpg)

I'm curious to hear what you guys think.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 25, 2005, 04:26 AM
WOW!!

I LOVE IT

Thats gotta be the most exciting cutom I've seen in a long time. The last time I saw a customt hat blew my mind liek this was years ago. When this guy  made a holiday Fett on the big lizard thing he rode.

The Ithorian Jedi is just totally awesome.

and towards commander gree, I think eh loosk better in the other picture, still with a black eye visor. he seems a little too bright for cammo too, but is that the paint or the camera enhancing the colors?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 10:38 AM
Wow, what a beauty this turned out to be.  Really, what a great figure.  Awesome use of parts... you really captured the look of the character.  And I love how he looks more agile than the average Ithorian.  What legs did you use?  Are you going to dry brush at all on him?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 04:16 PM
Wow! Thanks Dimetrodon, Chewie! High praise indeed!   :o

I think this guy is definitely in line for some dry brushing...especially the Ithorian parts, as I want him to look a little different from the other basic Ithorians I've thrown together.

His parts list consists of the aforementioned Pablo-Jill torso, OTC ANH Obi-Wan Kenobi arms, and Jar Jar legs. (I finally found a use for Jar Jar parts!) I may attempt to articulate his wrists for cool, lightsabery action.  ;D

Glad you guys like it!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 04:19 PM
Damn, what a genius mix-match of parts.  Truly great work.

Can't wait to see the finished result, but even if you stop now, it's still awesome.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 06:40 PM
Dimetrodon: Forgot to mention, Gree is definitely darker in person. The flash lightens all these up quite a bit.

Chewie: What do you think, should I take Dimetrodon's advice and change Gree's visor back to black?

Also, I wanted to mention that I picked up some bust-ups, and these are GREAT for custom heads and hands. The Bossk figure is really detailed and will look great when modified!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 06:46 PM
Yeah, the Bust-Ups are freaking nice.  I wish I had some extra cash to splurge and buy more.

As for the visor... would it be possible for it to be a glossy black, with a touch of green (to look like a reflection/glare) on one spot after it dries?

If you do go with green though, I would suggest a darker green.

Overall, looks like he's ready to hunt some Jedi.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 07:31 PM
The visor is fixed...here's a nice little "Kashyykk" shot in the backyard. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderGree-Kashyyk.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 09:36 PM
Wow - that looks great.  I really think the visor looks better now.  And the Tarfful looks cool too.  Looks right out of a movie clip.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 10:45 PM
   If you look closely, you can barely make out Yoda's Can-Cell in the background, too. I had a few shots that showed it, but the lighting was bad in all of them and Gree looked WAY too bright.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 25, 2005, 11:22 PM
I thought I recognized that big wing.  It's a very cool toy, much better than I expected.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Diddly on April 25, 2005, 11:38 PM
Looks good! Everyone's pulling out their A game when it comes to Clone customs. :)
Title: Roronn Corobb-Finished!
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 25, 2005, 11:53 PM
Here's the finished product:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RoronnCorobb.jpg)

Thanks to everyone for their comments/advice!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2005, 12:10 AM
Sweet job all around on this one DD.  I might have to replicate your recipe and make my own someday soon.  Fantastic!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 26, 2005, 04:48 AM
Of course, I already decided I don't like the stitching, and have painted over it, so the pic, new as it is, is already out of date. ;)

I hope you do make this one, CHEWIE. I'd like to see how your patented dry-brushing technique would look on one of these!

Does Roronn seem too tall?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: MetalJedi on April 26, 2005, 06:08 AM
Its amazing! Love the colors you used.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2005, 11:32 AM
I don't think he looks too tall - I think the height is perfect.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on April 26, 2005, 04:29 PM
hey DD ever considered making a Commander Bly custom?

Great work on your customs, I didnt see one I didnt like
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Famine on April 26, 2005, 04:44 PM
hey DD ever considered making a Commander Bly custom?

Great work on your customs, i didnt see 1 i didnt like

Capital 'I' and 'one' and you'll do great here. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on April 26, 2005, 06:54 PM
can I changed it, do I get to "fit-in" now?

Just Kidding
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Famine on April 26, 2005, 06:59 PM
Yes. Now were golden. ;D

For some one like me, who hardly uses internet slang, it's hard to read posts with numbers for words, and so on. Thanks for helping us out like that!

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 26, 2005, 08:10 PM
hey DD ever considered making a Commander Bly custom?

Great work on your customs, I didnt see one I didnt like

Thanks for the compliment, Crazy About Clones.  ;D

Funny you should mention Bly...now that I FINALLY found a few Clone Commanders, I am planning to make Bly and Alpha (from Dark Horse's REPUBLIC and OBSESSION.) I'll have to start that this week when I finish up with my casting experiments...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2005, 08:35 PM
Glad you found some Clone Commanders.  I've been keeping my eyes peeled for you, and the only one I've seen other than mine I sent to Famine already.

Can't wait to see what you have coming next.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 12:07 AM
Geez I m gone for 5 days and I miss tons of great updates from you and Chewie! :) They all look good DD I agree the ithorian Jedi would look better if you widened the cuffs on the pants a bit but they are all great!! I'm looking forward to your next update! :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2005, 03:11 AM
Yeah, Chewie and I both had a LOT of updates this week.

Hopefully I will get inspired and come up with a few great ones by this weekend.  ;D

-DD
Title: ARC Commander Alpha-Work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 28, 2005, 09:09 PM
This is just a basic custom. Took me 30 minutes, tops.

Here's some pics of Alpha (from Dark Horse's Clone Wars era comics) as he appears in OBSESSION #5.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Alpha2-Ep.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Alpha-Ep.jpg)

I am looking to redo this in a blue that is more like the bright color Hasbro uses on their clones. Any suggestions? When I have the correct shade, I'll also paint his kama (the gun skirt) blue like in the comic. I'm also going to give him a Jango head and a removable helmet before I'm finished. I'll probably also detail the gun.

I'll also be making a Super-Poseable Alpha (Episode II style) once I pick up my EE clones this weekend.

A simple custom, but effective, I think. Now I want CHEWIE to do one so he can make a cameo in a photonovel. ;)

-DD


Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 28, 2005, 09:18 PM
You only spent 30 minutes on that?   :o

Looks very well done... I would stick with the shade of blue that you used.  I think they look a little more b@d@ss in that dark blue color.

I was thinking about doing this myself... but I have been way too lazy to do so lately... when I do, I will try and replicate your excellent work.  I might add a touch of dry brush to weather him... but yours looks damn great without it.

And yeah, if I make one he'll make a photonovel appearance.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Ryan on April 28, 2005, 09:48 PM
Nicely done repaint, he looks slick, nice straight lines and solid color. Now all he need is a removeable helmet. Good Work, and keep it up!! :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 28, 2005, 09:49 PM
The lines came out so neat and straight, I think I'm going to keep this Alpha clean...but I'll probably do another weathered and battle-damaged. (Providing I find some more Clone Commanders!)

I have a friend who I need to do a few of the 501st for, so I may not have another custom for a few days while I do those. I'll post pics of them when finished, if people aren't bored with clones yet.

Wookiees and clones, that's all people will think I do anymore. ;D

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Famine on April 28, 2005, 11:12 PM
Is that such a bad thing? ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 12:02 AM
I just started this today, but now I can't leave it alone. I dremeled out the helmet and added the articulated Jango head. Here's the updated pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Alphaunmasked.jpg)

I've always dug this character, but I am really happy with this custom so far.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2005, 10:29 AM
Looks great DD.  I can't wait to see once the kilt is painted.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: Ryan on April 29, 2005, 02:07 PM
It looks great! That paint is so smooth and clean with no brush strokes, it is really well done. I may have to make this one now too. ;) I made a Gree after I saw yours. Don't think I'm not original at all, you've just done such a goo job on the last couple customs you've done I had to do afew of my own. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 02:33 PM
Don't worry, SLC, there is no greater compliment than to have someone look at something you've done and then say, "I'm making that!"

I do that with Chewie's stuff all the time. He posts it, and I look at it and start nodding "Yup, I need one of those!" It happened over on RS with this custom a guy did with a Clone Jet Trooper...not only am I going to do a custom like it, I'm going to give him the same name.  ;)

BTW, CHEWIE, I loved your comments on RS. I think maybe part of the reason I did the head so quick was to show that I could make a figure with a removable helmet.  You and Glassman were all over that, picked it up right away! I'm going to put this on E-Bay with a "Buy it Now" price of Eleventy Billion Dollars.  ;D

I kid! I kid, because I love!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2005, 02:58 PM
You did a great job.  I love this figure.  There's several things that you've made that I want to replicate too. 

Did you use the helmet from the AT-TE gunner, or a dremeled out Clone #6 helmet?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 09:39 PM
I dremeled out the Clone #6 helmet. I don't have any AT-TE Gunners yet.  :-[

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/28/05
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 10:11 PM
I dremeled out the Clone #6 helmet. I don't have any AT-TE Gunners yet. :-[

-DD



Dont be embarased by that. I don't either.

Kevin
Title: Adventures in casting
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 10:47 PM
All right...I've made the test molds, and did my first test casting. Here's what came of it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Headcasts.jpg)

The Bith and Myo heads I cast had air bubbles in them, unfortunately, so those didn't some out as well...but I plan on casting parts the rest of the night, so we'll see what happens. Next week I'm going to create some new molds: Ree-Yees, Greedo Rodian, POTF Greedo Rodian, Jedi 3-pack Rodian, Ishi Tib heads, Nikto heads, OTC Bossk heads, Bust-up Bossk heads (What can I say, I like Trandoshans) clone heads, Jango's head, POTF Zuckuss, and my custom Commander Cody helmet.

It'll be a big week. ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 10:51 PM
Holy ****! if you do multiples, put me down for a commander cody or two, and I'll send some cash or parts your way, depending on your preferance.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 10:55 PM
Duly noted, sir!

I plan on doing multiples of everything...I have over a quart of resin that's just taking up space.  ;D

Most likely, I would be interested in trading for fodder. I feel weird taking cash from my pals.  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 10:59 PM
Most likely, I would be interested in trading for fodder. I feel weird taking cash from my pals. :P

I don't! *shoves CHEWIE and DD over and robs them* :-*

That head with the fin, is that Trandoshan?

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 29, 2005, 11:26 PM
They sure are. I sculpted the fin on to add a little variety among them.

I'll probably do this with a lot of the casts I do to maximize our customzing potential.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 11:27 PM
Any pics of the custom Commander Cody helmet?

Maybe you can also do a Commander Neyo helmet. That way, you know...there's variety...or the fact that I want one. :-p

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2005, 12:03 AM
The Cody helmet is not completely finished yet. I'll post pics when it is, and get to work on a Neyo.  ;)


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Famine on April 30, 2005, 12:07 AM
Awsome. You definatley need a messanger service so we can chat customs.

I convinced CHEWIE to download AIM (http://www.aim.com) to chat with.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Ryan on April 30, 2005, 04:32 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing that Cody DD. He is such a sweet design, I'm sure we'll get one from Hasbro sometime butuntil then customs will do :)

I finished my Commander Bly tonight and my commander Gree last night, I'm thinking about giving Cody a shot as well, but my supplies are crap and space is limited, I really need to get some new brushes and yellow paint before I attampt him.

AIM is a good thing to have I chat with Famine a lot, CHEWIE if you have it, I'd like you tag. There is also the chat room at FFURG but it is pretty empty.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 1, 2005, 03:40 PM
Awesome ARC trooper there. I always liked Alpha and the ARC's. Isn't his skirt supposed to be blue though?
Otherwise just pure greatness at hand.

I would like to see you try a Quinlan Vos next. Jedi with a Gun.
Everything you make always impresses me, lets see how well you can do at such a challenge.
I believe I've yet to see any such custom too.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 1, 2005, 08:55 PM
Awsome. You definatley need a messanger service so we can chat customs.

I convinced CHEWIE to download AIM (http://www.aim.com) to chat with.

Kevin

Famine, I'm experiencing technical difficulties with the download.  I tried downloading it today, and my dial up kept getting disconnected.  I think I need to wait until I can get cable pipeline (DSL is unavailable in my subdivision for some stupid reason).

Those casts look fantastic DD.  Simply awesome.  You are really going to be making everyone jealous with your upcoming customs (I know I already am).

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/25/05
Post by: Famine on May 2, 2005, 12:21 AM
I just started this today, but now I can't leave it alone. I dremeled out the helmet and added the articulated Jango head. Here's the updated pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Alphaunmasked.jpg)

I've always dug this character, but I am really happy with this custom so far.

-DD


Do you have a refrence shot of this? And how did you get the Jango head onto this guy?

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 10:31 AM
I can't seem to find any other pics of him online than this one -

(http://starwars.pl/komiksy/komiksy2004/hateandfear/3-sm.jpg)

The head that DD used is perfect for this figure.

 :P
Title: Alpha reference pics
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 2, 2005, 03:48 PM
Yeah, I was going to use any old head I had laying around, but... ;D

Anyhoo, here's some reference pics of Alpha from OBSESSION #5. (Sounds like a Calvin Klein product...)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/alphanaming.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/alphanewarmor.jpg)

Like I said, I still need to paint the skirt.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Famine on May 2, 2005, 08:32 PM
"I see," said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw! ;D

I knew Alpha only as an ARC, and not as a 501st looking Clone Commander.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 3, 2005, 02:35 AM
Note that Alpha lacks the stripe down the chest of the 501st. He's part of another legion.

To attach the Jango head to the figure I cut off the Clone head neck post, then dremeled a small hole in the stump. I cut Jango's head to size, inseted a pin to allow the head to turn, then inserted that in the hole in the neck.

Minor surgery to prepare me for the articulation nightmare I'm struggling with now...  ;D

-DD
Title: First cast custom
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 3, 2005, 06:48 PM
Well, here's my first SIMPLE custom using a casted part. (My Bith cast.) Let me know what you think. (And feel free to suggest a name for the Jedi.) ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BithJedi.jpg)

Does he look like he's wearing lip gloss?  :-*

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Famine on May 3, 2005, 07:04 PM
Greep Grass! I dunno, it came to me. I like it. He looks like he has nice soft lips. :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2005, 07:14 PM
Dri-gin Kaan

Looks good DD! Nice body choice. And the cast looks nice and clean.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 3, 2005, 10:25 PM
Yeah, mixing an matching EpIII parts is easy and fun. The Kit Fisto torso is great,  and the hands are perfectly sized for Bith. I used the Agen Kolar legs for a little variety.

Dri-gin Kaan. I like it. We'll see if anyone else has any suggestions before I make the final call.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2005, 11:59 PM

Dri-gin Kaan. I like it. We'll see if anyone else has any suggestions before I make the final call. ;)

-DD

Cool.  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 4, 2005, 12:18 AM
Oh wow...That's really neat.

I like your customs a lot....it's hard to come up with different congratulations for so many though, so from now on, I shall follow this feedback system:

1=Good Job Overall
2=Hate it
3=Want to have it
4=Great Paint Aps
5=Great Imagination


For example...I
d give this one a 1 with a 5 thrown in the mix and a 4 for good measure. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/3/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 4, 2005, 05:00 AM
I appreciate the feedback, guys.

Well, my buddy red5sixx (unabashed plug) hooked me up with a sweet case of EE clones this week (48 clones total!) so I figured, why not throw up a pic of a few AOTC Clone customs? Here you go:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCandJetpackClone.jpg)

The ARC is inspired by the Clone Wars cartoon. The jetpack clone is straight from Battlefront, although I still need to make his larger EMP rifle.

Hope you like 'em!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Ryan on May 4, 2005, 06:34 AM
Nice. You gotta love SA clones. :) ;D How much were they though? if you don't mind my asking.  Cause a Case of all 16 is $120 so 48 would be 3 times that..... And just of curiosity how come you bought them through him instead of straight from EE?

I fianlly suckered in and bought a set of white ones today, I have always wanted them, just not at that price.

They customs look god, the ARC needs his boots redone but other than that they look fantastic!!! :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 4, 2005, 11:01 AM
Good Lord - 48 of them?  I think I'm gonna faint!

Wow - that ARC looks really tough - I feel like I'm watching a Clone Wars movie.   :)

My favorite though is the Jet Trooper - really sharp and clean looking.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Ryan on May 4, 2005, 02:50 PM
48....... that still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I hate you. ;) ;D :-*
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 4, 2005, 03:55 PM
SLC- I got the clones through red5sixx because they were cheaper that way, and I didn't have to pay shipping. He's a wholesaler, so he gets a discount from EE then passed the savings along. Now he's had to reorder though, and they were more expensive the second time around, so the prices are changing. The EE clones are getting snapped up fast, so I *highly* recommend at least buying a set now if you're planning on it, because they're not going to be around much longer, and they're only going to get more expensive.

Don't be jealous, though, SLC. I can pretty much guarantee you have more in your wallet than I do right now.  ;)

I get most of my custom fodder from red5sixx because he's always taking in new collections and piecing them out, so you can find some great stuff at reasonable prices.

Chewie- Yup, 48. And considering I already had 14 SA Clones, and a ton of the 3-pack troop builders, and some clones from the CW Value Packs, my grand army is set.  ;D

I think this "army builder" obsession came from only having two stormtroopers as a child. And one's arm was broken. :(

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Ryan on May 4, 2005, 04:03 PM

Don't be jealous, though, SLC. I can pretty much guarantee you have more in your wallet than I do right now. ;)

-DD

Let's see.... $2 in the Wallet, $22.78 in the bank, only one regular SA clone, and only 4 EE clones coming...... Yup I'm jealous. ;) Stupid college, takes all my money. What the heck am I ever going to need scool for. :P ;) 8)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 4, 2005, 08:57 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and throw in a 1 and a 3.


That about does it. :)

P.S. Ok.....Good Job. :)
Title: Re: Alpha reference pics
Post by: Talon_Karrde on May 5, 2005, 11:12 AM
Yeah, I was going to use any old head I had laying around, but... ;D

Anyhoo, here's some reference pics of Alpha from OBSESSION #5. (Sounds like a Calvin Klein product...)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/alphanaming.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/alphanewarmor.jpg)

Like I said, I still need to paint the skirt.

-DD


VERY NICE STUFF MAN!  what color will the skirt be??
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Talon_Karrde on May 5, 2005, 11:19 AM
Well, after finishing a Green Clone and going back and doing a second Shocktrooper, I took a group pic. Check it out.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneSpecialOps.jpg)

Whatta ya think?

-DD



"Catch the Rainbow, Skittles!"   :D :D :D

Got any shots of the back? Is there a color pattern on the backside?  Or do they all white bottoms? ;D
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 5, 2005, 11:51 AM
Very nice work, as always. Pretty cool Red Dawn caption, too. I'm surprised that tape isn't working well for you guys when it comes to masking... I've used several different brands of tape when masking things off for airbrushing - and 90% of all of the brands work really well. I've never masked off a small figure, though - so maybe the tape isn't setting well on the plastic or something?

If I ever get some spare clones I'm going to try and customize the same ones you've got here - using different ideas that I've got.

 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 12:20 PM
I need an extra Green Clone.  Think this guy has any extras for sale (like single figures?).  Also, I can't seem to find a link to his ebay store (I did try).

Thanks DD!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Diddly on May 5, 2005, 08:51 PM
I LOVE those two Clones! Really makes me want to pick up an extra set just to make that Green Clone. He's the second best Clone in Battlefront, IMO (just after the normal troop).

The ARC is fantastic too. What did you use for the gadgets on the forearms? And did you cut the belt in order to get the skirt on?
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 5, 2005, 08:53 PM
I have some new reference pictures that show additional patterns on the green and yellow clone...I need to make corrections.

I also need to eventually move these pictures over into my custom thread, to keep everything together.

Thanks for the feedback, Angry Ewok!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 5, 2005, 09:11 PM
Talon_Karrde: The skirt will be blue, matching his armor. There's a shot in the comic where you can kind of see it.

Diddly: Do it! Make a clone and then send a pic to Master Phruby to drive him mad.  ;D

I did indeed cut the belt on the SA trooper to get the kama on, but probably not in the way you think. I cut the back off the belt to allow the back of the kama to rest in the groove. The front half of the belt is untouched.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/4/05
Post by: Famine on May 5, 2005, 09:35 PM
Classy idea on that belt. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 6, 2005, 02:45 AM
can you post the reference pix, or links to them delicious?

also, i don't believe I have seen anyone make a custom of this clone scheme..
and for that matter, i don't recall seeing it in any photos..

It is from the wizards of the coast minis game.

(http://www.wizards.com/swminis/images/rots/8_CloneTrooper.jpg)
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Ryan on May 6, 2005, 03:05 AM
That miniature is one of Cody's legion. You can see them behind him here:

(http://i.timeinc.net/time/covers/1101050509/gallery/images/07.jpg)
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 6, 2005, 03:48 AM
That's a great pic, SLC. I am working on a Cody off and on...I should do a few of his legion.

But for now, I need to finish the Clone Wars Jedi I'm working on...

-DD
Title: Re: Clone Special Ops.
Post by: Ryan on May 6, 2005, 03:56 AM
That's a great pic, SLC. I am working on a Cody off and on...I should do a few of his legion.

But for now, I need to finish the Clone Wars Jedi I'm working on...

-DD

Don't credit me I stole it form the ROTS pics thread. :P
Title: Speaking of classy belts...
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 7, 2005, 02:39 AM
Here's my latest work in progress, Saesee Tinn, as he appeared in season II of the Clone Wars, shortly before leading a battalion of Clones in commandeering a separatist ship during the invasion of Coruscant. He still needs some weathering, and I plan on eventually sculpting the helmet he wore. But I was kind of bored, so I thought I'd give you guys a sneak peak.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SaeseeTinn-Edited.jpg)

A pretty easy custom, all things considered. I got the idea to use the belt from a guy over on RS. He used the same belt on his Kenobi in ARC armor.

Now that I have warmed up on this one, can a Kenobi in Clone Armor be far behind? ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Ryan on May 7, 2005, 03:14 AM
What about his helmet? ;)  I think his armor color was almost tanish if I remember correctly. Very cool belt and the soft goods look great! :) Is that a VOTC Stormie Belt?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: MetalJedi on May 7, 2005, 04:21 AM
Looks like the belt that came with the POTJ Death Dtar Han Solo. Very awesome custom.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 7, 2005, 04:54 AM
SLC- Tannish? Really? I got the distinct impression it was a hull gray color. Now you've got me wondering...I'm gonna have to take a look at my Season II tape. Now that I think about it, though, I seem to remember him having a cape as well...

You're close, Metal Jedi, but no cigar. The belt came from a DS Accessory pack. I just cut the gun holster off. And for some reason it reflected the flash something awful.

Speaking of which, sorry about the quality of the pics...my flash just kills the finer detail on these things. Case in point: The Commander Bly I did for my friend Jesse. (aka Red5sixx.) He hasn't seen it yet, so...ssshhhhhhhhh. :-X

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderBly1.jpg)

And another view...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderBly2.jpg)

And one from the side.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderBlyside.jpg)

There's a lot of weathering on this piece that the camera flash just obliterates. I really have to start taking these pictures in natural light.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Ryan on May 7, 2005, 04:11 PM
I looked at it again, It's not grey but it's not tan either. It is sort of a mix between the two. Look for yourself to be sure but that's what it looked like to me.

The Bly's isn't bead he just needs a little work, I'm working on mine now too and he is in the same stage as yours, i think he has 3 different colors of yellow/orange on him. The les are the brightest, all the stripes are a bit more orangish than the legs, and the pauldron is the darkest orange of them all. He also has a vertical stripe on the thighs that matches the other stripes. And when looking at the refrence photo it almost looks like he has two srtipes on his forearms, but i couldn't tell. And you probably know this but the center of those pouches are black.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 7, 2005, 09:35 PM
I actually did do the legs in a brighter orange/yellow on the outer part, you just can't see it in the pics because the kama covers it. I'll have to study the reference pics more closely for the next one I do.

The point is moot on this one though...I gave it to Jesse and he had it at his store, but this kid, probably about ten, kept asking about it. So Jesse told him "It's yours for $25 bucks", figuring the kid wouldn't want it at that price. But the kid bought it, then asked Jesse if I could make him more clones for next week!

Crazy, man. It's weird to think people would buy these little toys I make for my own amusement. But I guess that's a fair price considering the time involved, and now the kid has something none of his friends have.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Diddly on May 7, 2005, 09:44 PM
Awesome work! I'm digging everything. My only complaint is that Bly looks like his yellow parts are too bright, but I think that's due to your camera's flash.

Also, is that a Ki-Adi robe on Saesee?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 8, 2005, 12:58 AM
I really like the Saesee Tiin, he looks pretty bada$$ and like he's ready to chop up some Separatists.

Bly looks fantastic.  I think I might hold off on my own painting on Clones though, and let Hasbro make them.  I just can't paint that well.  I like to paint my own fan-fic characters mostly, that way when I make mistakes, people can't point them out.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 8, 2005, 01:55 AM
Diddly: That is indeed a cut-to-fit Ki-Adi-Mundi robe on Saesee Tinn. All the parts of Ki-Adi, with the exception of his head, are great for customizing. Remember Chewie's ultra-cool Traeden Cusiro?

Oh, and Bly was definitely lightened up by the camera flash. He was darker in person...and hopefully some little kid is now enjoying him.  ;)

Chewie: I hope Hasbro makes all these...they should release a wave of just clones! I think you could do it if you put your mind to it, though...you do amazing work.

Try just one...go ahead. Start with a simple one, like the 501st.   ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 8, 2005, 02:16 AM
Man, these customs are pumped out daily!

To keep it short, I love all the clone trooper customs. Especially the ARC Captain. I also can't wait to see a helmet for Tiin. I loved whent hey took over the droid ship in the toon.

and if you are still taking names on the bith, how about Fiz Cor'gril.

I took it out of suggested names for bith in the alien anthology of the RPG. mix and mash names..
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 8, 2005, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence DD... I might try and paint a Clone sometime soon.  If I do, I'll probably have some questions regarding the painting process.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 8, 2005, 11:40 PM
No problem, I'm here to help!  ;D


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 9, 2005, 02:46 PM
You're custom of Saesee is great. The clone armor color may not match the Animated Series, but I will say this - the color is a perfect match to the Commando armor that Clones wear... I think that's a cool touch, intentional or not.

Awesome work on Bly, too.

Great work as always.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 10, 2005, 05:06 AM
Thanks, Angry Ewok! Always good to see an administrator pop in!

Anyway, this isn't a new custom by any means, but I was playing around in photoshop, and I may start repackaging some of my extra customs for fun and display.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/PackagedCoruscantclone.jpg)

Granted, I'm using cheap paper right now, and I'm running low on ink...but this mock-up will give you an idea of what I'm planning.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Famine on May 10, 2005, 03:29 PM
It means your going to sell that to me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 10, 2005, 05:29 PM
If you're serious, Famine, I could certainly make you one.   ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/7/05
Post by: Famine on May 10, 2005, 07:29 PM
Shoot me a PM with your prices, and we shall talk.

Kevin
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 12, 2005, 07:11 PM
I love mandalorian customs, so naturally I love this Jodo. Looks great!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 12:38 AM
I'd forgotten all about this thread!

Oh, and good to see you here, Perennial.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 13, 2005, 01:04 AM
I couldn't really tell you what else to add to the jodo kast. but you do appear to be using the scheme from his twin engines of destruction appearence.

There is also this card game picture of him.

(http://users3.ev1.net/~rfet/swchpics/jodokast.jpg)

That is most likely How I would make him, but make the yellow a bit more orange.

He looks a little less like fett in that scheme, which is good.

My TRU had a whole bunch of VOTC fetts in stock yesterday, nabbed one, with the intent of some sort of mandalorian custom, not sure what I want to do yet.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 02:11 AM
Dimetrodon,

I've since picked up the perfect orange color (lighter than the one I used) so I'll probably use that to balance TWIN ENGINES with the card reference. Meet somewhere in the middle.   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Speaking of classy belts...
Post by: Gregorbian on May 13, 2005, 02:22 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SaeseeTinn-Edited.jpg)

I love that!  I was thinking about trying to make this guy as well, but I wasn't sure how to do a helmet (I wanted to make a removable helmet, but I wasn't sure what to use as a base.  Any ideas?

Anyway, I love your customs, especially the various clones!  I look forward to seeing some more as well as the finished Saesee! ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: hemble on May 13, 2005, 02:47 AM
Excellent looking customs DD I'm very impressed with them , I'm going to have to have a go at doing the small figures and see how they turn out.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 04:43 AM
Gregorbian: Thanks for the compliments. You can see though, in a lot of cases, I wasn't as brave as you...most of my clones are battle damaged. I can hide a lot of flaws that way.  ;D

Actually, Alpha may be the only "clean" clone I've done yet.

As for Saesee, I think I'm going to sculpt the helmet, using the Clone Wars Saesee's radio headset as the "skeleton," so to speak. It'll be interesting to see how it comes out.

Hemble: If your 12' figures are any indication of what we'll see from you in the 3'3/4' size, I can't wait. Don't set the bar too high for the rest of us, though.   ;)

-DD

 

Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 13, 2005, 10:11 AM
Heh, I can't find any extra VOTC fetts anywhere and I need one for a Jaster Mereel I'm making. It's so frustrating, heh.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
I really like the Saesee Tiin... I have no idea where to start on a helmet for him though.  Anyone have a good reference pic from what he looks like in the Clone Wars cartoon in this outfit?

 :P
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 03:15 PM
I've been planning to update my Jaster Mereel with a VOTC body myself.  ;)

Did you add VOTC Fett to your want list in the "parts" thread? I'm sure someone here has a spare...



-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 03:18 PM
Hey guys,

Sorry I haven't added many new figures this week...I've been busy finishing two scripts, and the only customs I've done this week have been more clones for a friend of mine.

Not to mention I've been making new casts the last two days, and the prep work on those is REALLY time consuming. But I have been taking pictures along the way, so maybe I'll do a casting tutorial at some point.  :)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 13, 2005, 04:56 PM
I have a couple of questions about your Clone Wars Armored Saesee Tinn...
Are there any good reference pics of him? (especially the mask)
Are you going to do a removable mask for him, if so, how?
...obviously I'm planning on making one.... ;)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 13, 2005, 06:35 PM
I would if I had money, but at the moment, I have none :P
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 13, 2005, 07:03 PM
Most people here are willing to trade.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Ryan on May 14, 2005, 05:37 PM
Nice DD, I have seen his coloring look like yours and I have also seen the blue/yellow versions. I have no clue which is correct, but I do know yours looks great so far, maybe a tad of weathering like CHEWIE said, but other than that I think he is fine, I haven't seen enough refrence to show otherwise.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 16, 2005, 03:49 PM
Looking forward to what you can do with a Saesee custom, Gregorbian. ;D

I looked everywhere on the net for a decent reference pic for you, but came up with nothing. So, I decided to just take a picture of the TV screen. Sorry for the quality, but hopefully this will get you by:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/SaeseeTinnCloneArmor.jpg)

Can't wait to see your finished product!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 03:52 PM
Thank you!  ;D I was looking for about an hour earlier today and found nothing.
I'll post pics when I'm all done.
Are you going to make a removable mask for yours?  How would you go about doing that?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 16, 2005, 04:01 PM
Good pick DD... that almost looks like a cool ancient Mandalorian design.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 16, 2005, 07:08 PM
Thank you! ;D I was looking for about an hour earlier today and found nothing.
I'll post pics when I'm all done.
Are you going to make a removable mask for yours? How would you go about doing that?

I'm sculpting the mask using the radio headset from the Clone Wars Tinn as a skeleton. to hole it in place.

I've been really busy this week though, with making new molds and doing some work for a friend, that I haven't had time to make any customs for me...  :(

-DD
Title: Check this out...
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 16, 2005, 08:14 PM
I was stripping the paint from a Clone Commander today, but I think I might have left it on his chest a little long, because look what happened when I started rubbing it off with a paper towel...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BrokenCC.jpg)

Apparently the solvent softened up the chest, and his whole friggin' shoulder tore away! Talk about battle damage! He looks like one of the clones that went head to head with Grievous in Palpatine's residence!

So, I glued him back together, and he looks like this now...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BrokenClone.jpg)

He still has a jagged crack down the front of his armor, so I guess I'll just weather it appropriately and make him a severly battle damaged custom. :P

I guess I've found a new tool for softening those incredibly hard to crack POTF torso's...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Ryan on May 16, 2005, 08:28 PM
 ;D That kinda sucks though...

I wonder what would happen if he took a bath in that suff all night..... :P ;)

for POTF torsos I actually found that it works best to dremmel out the center post and then crack it after it has been in hot water for about 1min to soften the glue.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 08:56 PM
OUCH!  I'm sorry man that sucks!
...maybe you could send it back to hasbro with an angry letter  ;) :P

I heard that putting baby powder on Saesee's head and then putting sculpey over it would enable me to remove it, but I've never tried it before...have you tried this method?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 16, 2005, 09:12 PM
Hey Gregorbian...

I've never tried it with sculpey, but when making molds you often use a light coating of powder as a release agent to keep materials from sticking. I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work with Sculpey.

Here's something I finished up today. As you can tell, It's such a beautiful Southern California day that I've been working outside. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/R5Unit.jpg)

I removed the R5 head and attached it to one of the many R2 units I have lying around. I plan to do more in the future, including a few clean versions. This guy though, is old and beat up.

This is the first little Astro droid I've ever done. I'm a late bloomer when it comes to custom Astromechs. :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 09:40 PM
Nice job on that R5 unit (and I'm jealous about your weather!  :P)
I finished making the softgoods on my Saesee and I made his chest console thing, so now I have to wait for the putty to dry and then I can paint him up.  I think I'll give that sculpey w/powder thing a shot, if it doesn't work, I'll just start over, what have I got to lose?  ;)
How did you attach that R5's head?  I've been meaning to do an R5 custom but haven't gotten around to it because I'm not sure how to pull off and reattach R2-D2's heads.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 16, 2005, 10:06 PM
I think your plan for Saesee is a good one. I can't wait to see it!

For the R5, I cut the head off the "Attack" R5 figure (Good call, Hasbro!) with my Dremel's cutting wheel, then did the same with the R2 head. Some sanding, a little glue, and viola! Instant R5 sans dopey gun attachments.

Here's another simple custom. Like R2 units, I have a crapload of spare POTF Greedo's lying around...so with a simple repaint, I made the Rodian thug from JEDI: OUTCAST.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Rodianthug.jpg)

As you can see, CHEWIE's spot as #1 drybrusher is not in any immediate danger from me. :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 11:30 PM
Haha, I don't think anybody comes close to CHEWIE's drybrushing skills.  :P

I think I'll try my hand at making an R5 (once I finish off the 200 other custom ideas I have floating around)....
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Jesse James on May 17, 2005, 01:03 AM
Nice figs DD...

I like seeing the Rodian from JO just because it's a Rodian from JO...  not an every day figure you see...  Very cool use of something most of us have one or two (or a dozen) of.  I like the sheer diversity in all the Rodian figures Hasbro's done over the years (all the Greedo's anyway) since they really alll look like different guys.  I stick one with a gun drawn on Han, and that's Greedo.  The rest are just thugs.

Anyway, the R5's good too, late bloomer or not, it's a very unique paintjob, not the norm to see a dark, but not black, paintjob on astro's.  Very good...  Lots of good damage marks on him too.  I like what looks like a black starburst on the bottom lip of his dome.

The mask you're working on for SaeSee should be interesting...  I've been a little perplexed how it'll be done to seal the head...  Can't just go hopping into space with skin exposed.  I'm anxious to see that final item to polish the figure off.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 17, 2005, 01:13 AM
I'm a bit perplexed with that at the moment myself... ;)

Glad you noticed the little "starburst" battle damage on the Astrodroid...I did that with a new paint I picked up this week from Tamiya called "Clear Smoke." Leaves a little of the paint from underneath showing through, and gives it a little bit or realism, I think.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2005, 10:46 AM
Ah, I love that astromech DD.  There used to be a droid craze a few years ago, but it seems to have died out... good to see a nice droid back in the shuffle of new customs.  Excellent weathering and color scheme selection.

Rodian - Good choice of colors; this one isn't my favorite of your work, but that's just because all of your other work is just so well done and Hasbro's '95 sculpt is so outdated.  I would suggest possibly a new body for this set of hands and head.  If you have a spare Owen Lars, I always thought it might be a good body for a Rodian moisture farmer. 

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on May 17, 2005, 02:52 PM
Dawn General, those are some jedi kicking customs that you have.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 17, 2005, 03:48 PM


He still has a jagged crack down the front of his armor, so I guess I'll just weather it appropriately and make him a severly battle damaged custom.  :P

I guess I've found a new tool for softening those incredibly hard to crack POTF torso's...

-DD


HAHA, thats the weirdest thing I've seen yet with SW figure flukes!
man, that sucks. but it does look kinda cool put back together, Battle Raveged Commander..

And that rodian is pretty cool, I haven't see that scheme before. same with the R5 unit. very nice indeed. the R5 unit is one that I wish they made in the miniatures size. would be great.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/16/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 17, 2005, 05:32 PM
I've got a lot of friends asking for custom Commander Bly's...why's this guy so popular?

Anyway, here's two brand spankin' new Commander Bly's.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderBly12.jpg)

Which one do you think is better?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Famine on May 17, 2005, 05:49 PM
Right one.:D

Check my Profile out, DD. ;D


Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 17, 2005, 05:52 PM
They're both better than I can do  ;), but I'd go with the left one. 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2005, 06:49 PM
The middle one.   8)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 17, 2005, 08:17 PM
Right one.:D

Check my Profile out, DD. ;D


Kevin

Ha ha! That's pretty darn cool, Famine! Gotta love the Governator.  :P

Chewie- The middle one...ha! You are such a scamp!  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Ryan on May 17, 2005, 09:06 PM
Very Nice DD. I love the R5, the weathering is great! Very realistic.

Nice work on the Rodian as well, It is always nice to see some customs of video game characters that you never see. :)

The Blys look excellent. Overall I like the one on the left better but his chest stripe should be like the one on the rights. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 17, 2005, 10:15 PM
Hmmm...we seem split on which Bly is the favorite. Or should I say, "vich vun is da real Bly, and vich vun is de impostuh." ;D

Here's the Bly on the right, in custom packaging.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/PackagedBly.jpg)

The inserts are all custom too...too bad I can't fina a decent reference pic of Bly anywhere on the net except the trailer.

I added some stuff to the copyright indicia on the bottom of the packaging. I'll have to post an image of that sometime. ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: ThePerennial on May 18, 2005, 12:29 AM
I've fallen madly in love with the Right one!


"Bly, will you marry me?"
"Negative"

*The Perennial gets shot by Bly's DC-15*
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 18, 2005, 02:31 AM
I think I'm kinda partial to the right one myself.  ;)

I should have a new clone custom up tonight...a fan-fic clone made from the battle damaged body that fell apart while I was stripping the paint.  :'(

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 18, 2005, 10:35 AM
I think I like the right one too... wonderful job DD.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2005, 04:25 AM
I would've leaned more to the left one since it had darker shins (in the pic anyway) and the Clones int he film often seemed to have that going on...  I can only imagine from wading in "stuff". 

Both are pretty close to each other though overall.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 22, 2005, 05:07 PM
Those dirty, filthy clones.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Famine on May 22, 2005, 05:39 PM
DD, any new customs to share with us? :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/17/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 23, 2005, 11:22 PM
I've got a few that I'm in the middle of...here's one I finished over the weekend that I didn't post, just because a lot of people are kind of sick of clones. Here's one of the Utapau clones from Cody's legion.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Clonetrooper-Utapau.jpg)

I need to make a few more of these to go along with the Commander Cody I'm working on.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 11:28 PM
Hey, really cool DD.   You sure are good at these repaints.  Nice to see a Clone other than #6 used for one of these.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 24, 2005, 12:25 AM
Great job, nice sharp lines!
I can't wait to see a squad of these guys  :)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Talon_Karrde on May 24, 2005, 04:37 PM
Looks like u nailed it DD. I havent seen any of the yellow and blue, up til now. Most of the pics I've seen are or him with your sceme. Here r a few pics I spotted while surfin, with blue and yellow. ???

Note the front of his belt, and the jet pack looks like Pilot Jango's.

(http://bobafett.com/multimedia/image/comics/teod/19.jpg)

(http://bobafett.com/multimedia/image/comics/teod/18.jpg)

(http://bobafett.com/multimedia/image/comics/teod/03.jpg)

(http://www.hughmontaguefigures.com/JodoKast.gif)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Ryan on May 24, 2005, 08:18 PM
aeseven7's customs are sweet! CHEWIE you should get him to post his stuff here. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Famine on May 24, 2005, 08:46 PM
Nice. He looks like he should be out there blasting at the Jedi!

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Ryan on May 24, 2005, 11:43 PM
Very nice DD! The color looks dead on. The weathering is perfect too, it isn't over done or underdone, it looks quite natural!  :)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 25, 2005, 12:27 AM
hey DD, how'd you replace the votc fett belt with the 300th fett belt? was there any limb-removing involved or any torso/pelvic cracking, or did it just stretch a lot in boiled water? I'm doing a custom mandalorian (not jaster though) and I'm using a different belt for variation, but it has the same hole size as the 300th fett.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 25, 2005, 05:19 AM
Thanks guys. Like I said, I have a few more clones in the works, as well as some fan-fic stuff and a few videogame customs I hope to have finished this week...as well as the fan-fic hottie for the customizing challenge.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 12:12 PM
DD, I want to see you make some sort of hybrid Storm/Clone Trooper.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 28, 2005, 03:23 AM
Hey, what the hell? Where did all the pics go?

Don't tell me I have to restert this thread...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2005, 03:49 AM
You may have hit your bandwith limit DD, not sure.  Photobucket (I think that's who you're hosting iwth?) are goofy like that.  I use my account there sparingly.  I like them a lot, but for hosting lots of images they can be funky.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 28, 2005, 04:23 AM
There's a limit? That's crap!  :P

Thanks for the heads up, Jesse. Is there a better hosting service somewhere out there? Any suggestions or solutions? I've got new pics to post!   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2005, 06:21 AM
Hmmm, Photobucket's who I hear the best news about short of opening up your own site...  I went there to just host pics online when I want to.

I'm sure someone will give some better advice on this than I can.

Most people seem to create their own site...  WIth the # of figs you churn out, that may be a better option for you DD, over a simple image hosting site.  :-\  Then again, there's quite crappy website hosts too, like Geocities who I cannot STAND seeing customs posted on...  Gotta be someone reliable though somewhere online.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 28, 2005, 10:59 AM
DD, I'm using www.250free.com - maybe that will work for you.  Or maybe you should delete a few of the images on your hosting service?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on May 28, 2005, 01:56 PM
When they are talking bandwidth...  it's not the amount of pictures, it's the amount of people hitting those pictures.  JD is a popular forum, so I'm sure you are getting a lot of hits.  I'm not sure how they do their bandwidth there, but if I took a guess, your pictures will be back on Wednesday (first of the month).
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 29, 2005, 08:54 PM
Well, I showed them...I just opened a new account for my new pics. Hopefully the old one will refresh come Monday, as Jedisearch predicted, so I won't have to transfer over all those pics and add new links.

Here's my project from today. It's a Republic Commando from my fan-fic Omega Squad. If I ever do a photonovel, I may do this one about the Omegas in addition to one from the KOTOR era. I've been working on it while the shocktroop I'm doing for Chewie dries. If this turns out, I may make a few for Chewie for his novels. ;D

Be kind, it's still very much a work in progress.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommandoWIP.jpg)

Pieces include parts from Ricky's RC sculpt, the AT-TE Gunner, and the SA #41 Clone. There's also a backpack from one of the Ep. 1 Accessory packs, and pieces from a BBI military figure.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/28/05
Post by: Ryan on May 30, 2005, 02:33 AM
Lookin' good so far DD! 8)

Are you going to give him a unique paint job or is he going to be a regular white grunt? Looking at him right now, I notice there is a gap between the torso and the right arm, you should try and fix that. I like the double shoulder pads, they look pretty cool. The belt is a good start too, but I think I would rotate it a bit because the big pouches seem like they are right under his arm and may be a bit obtrusive. Fromwhat I can see of it the backpack looks pretty cool, which one of the sets is it from?

I wish I would have gotten Ricky's commando, I had asked for some unassebled or painted casts back when he had that huge thread at RS offeringthem but I never heard back from him and then I got banned..... :P ;) You or CHEWIE should get him to post over here too, as well as BAntha5 (I know he registered here but he never posts) same with Glassman. I guess I do see his stuff at FFURG but I miss seeing the other guys' stuff, and I really want some commando casts :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 30, 2005, 04:57 AM
Yeah, the arm isn't flush yet; it will be in the finished product. I also scrapped the belt and went with a different one as I couldn't get it into a position where it didn't interfere with his articulation on either the arm or the leg. I'm also not a big fan of the shoulder pads as they stand now...I'll be adjusting them soon.

The backpack is from one of the later sets that were a little harder to find. Lucky for me I made a cast. ;D I will be giving him specific squad colors, but I'm not sure as to what yet. I may leave his armor gray though... I kind of like the look, it reminds me of some of the original concept designs on the Commandos.

Here's a few others I finished tonight.

I still had the arms and head lying around from my Senate Guard, (I used the body for my original Kir Kanos) so I decided what the heck? I threw them on a SAGA Royal Guard body, covered it with the cloak from the ROTS version, and voila! A soft goods Episode I Senate Guard. Findswoman would be proud. ;)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/SenateGuard.jpg)

And finally, this is where my shattered Clone Commander ended up. A fan-fic Commander I've named Commander Krell.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommanderKrell.jpg)


Hopefully I'll be able to get a few more done tomorrow. ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Ryan on May 30, 2005, 06:14 AM
Nice fix on the commander DD! You can't even tell and I really like the cloak thing. It is a nice color choice as well, I love Fan-fic Clones they may be really popular, but they are popular for a reason. :)

The Soft goods EP1 senate guard looks great! I think Kevin was talking about making one of these the other day.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: ThePerennial on May 30, 2005, 09:34 AM
Hey, DD. I saw that cloak used on a custom in the GH costums forums. Good stuff!

  Also, are parts of that clone commando Ricky UK's? I didn't know he was selling those badboys, I actually e-mailed asking him and he said in march, but this was way back in february :P/
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2005, 11:15 AM
Kick ass man!  Great update.

COMMANDO - That is looking fantastic - totally a top notch job, and in my opinion your additions will make it look better than what Ricky UK did.

COMMANDER KRELL - Great name for him - and a great custom, I dig the cloak, is that from the Gi Joe Swamp Rat figure? 

BLUE GUARD - I've been wanting to do this too, I wish I had some more money and could find a ton of ROTS Blue Guards to do this with my EPI guards.

Great update as always - and on a side note, I was the one that got Bantha 5 to register here, but he seems to be in the "rebelscum only" mentality.  Oh well... I guess he might change his mind, and I'll contact Ricky UK too.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 30, 2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks, guys. Let me see if I can answer some of your questions/comments...

Perennial: I haven't been to GH lin a few days, I'll have to check it out.  Oh, and aAs far as I know, Ricky hasn't started selling the Commando's yet... I got mine from trades long ago, right after he first posted them.

Chewie: Not sure if I agree that this could top Ricky's version (And after all, parts of this ARE Ricky's version) but thanks for the vote of confidence! Mine will at least be poseable, and for that, I'm willing to sacrifice a little authenticity as far as the armor goes.  ;)

Commander Krell does indeed utilize the Swamp Rat cloak. I think that and his extra belt accessories give him some cool touches...but he just doesn't look finished to me for some reason. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of adding something to the helmet...an ARC styled viewfinder, perhaps? I dunno.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Ryan on May 30, 2005, 02:31 PM
That'd be cool. Or you could give him a removable helmet. I really like the rope, it almost looks likt the rope from Clue. ;) Maybe you could give him some sort of bandolier under his cloak too. He looks great to me but if you think he need more than maybe those things would make him even better.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 30, 2005, 02:42 PM
I like the bandolier idea, SLC...I'll start scouting for one I like.

In the meantime, here's a 501st I finished late last night using the AT-TE gunner.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/501stClone.jpg)

This figure represents two firsts for me...one, using a micron pen to bring out the armor details. I'm not sure yet how I feel about the results. Two, this was my first foray into using Apple Barrel paint. The neon blue is REALLY hard to work with, but doesn't look bad, although the pic came out about two shades lighter than the real deal because of the flash. Also, a lot of the highlights were lost, and I'm stumped at how the flash made the blue look like two different shades.

In the future I may mix any Apple Barrel colors I use with a little Tamiya to give it a thicker consistency. This guy took about three coats! :o

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Famine on May 30, 2005, 03:24 PM
Bandoleer Solution:

Clone Wars Anakin Skywalkers bandoleer and pouch. I'm using mine to put on a grunt I'm gonn start work on tonight, for Commander Cow's squad. Or herd.

Whatever cows run in today.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Gregorbian on May 30, 2005, 09:21 PM
Cool Clone Commander, let's hope Hasbro makes some because I know that I will never be able to make an accurate one. :-\

Nice, clean paint job on the 501st, I like that you kept him clean. ;)

Commander Krell is cool, I definitely like that cloak.  As for the helmet, what about part of the AT-TE Tank Gunner's helmet?  You could trim it up a bit so it would look different...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2005, 09:50 PM
It's being anal I know, but I would suggest painting the neck peg black - for some reason it seems to look a little odd on the Krell figure.  But, it's still hell of a lot better than I could do.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Diddly on May 30, 2005, 09:54 PM
Everything is looking good! My only gripe is that the armor details on the 501st look too drawn on. But it looks great otherwise!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 30, 2005, 10:37 PM
DD? You there?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 31, 2005, 12:26 AM
Gregorbian- I wouldn't sell yourself short on being able to make some accurate Clone Commanders. Your work is really good! Your suggestion on somehow utilizing the Gunner helmet is also a good one; it shall be done.

CHEWIE- Good eye on the Krell figure. I never noticed the white showing through on the neck post. Now it's bugging me too, so I'll have to fix it.

Diddly- The details on the 501st look much better in person...my flash really did a number on that one. I'm not in love with that figure though; he's definitely going to be reworked.

In other news, I posted my submission to the MONTHLY CUSTOMIZING CHALLENGE thread. Go check it out!

-DD
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 31, 2005, 12:29 AM
Sorry, Perennial! Didn't see this until today.

Your guess was right, I stretched the belt off of the 300th Fett figure after boil and popping the legs. The VOTC belt I cut off with an exacto knife, but in such a way I could reuse it later.

Hope that helps!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on May 31, 2005, 12:54 AM
Well, I showed them...I just opened a new account for my new pics. Hopefully the old one will refresh come Monday, as Jedisearch predicted, so I won't have to transfer over all those pics and add new links.

Actually, I said Wednesday.   ;)

Be kind, it's still very much a work in progress.

I really think the RC is looking pretty good.  I'm looking forward to more pictures of this guy.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 31, 2005, 12:57 AM
Whoops! I knew that.  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: ThePerennial on May 31, 2005, 07:39 PM
Sorry, Perennial! Didn't see this until today.

Your guess was right, I stretched the belt off of the 300th Fett figure after boil and popping the legs. The VOTC belt I cut off with an exacto knife, but in such a way I could reuse it later.

Hope that helps!

-DD

 That helps me so very much, thanks, DD! This was a big, BIG help!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast work in progress
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 1, 2005, 12:24 AM
We pride ourselves on service.  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: MetalJedi on June 1, 2005, 07:27 AM
I really like the Republic Commando. Wish I could of gotten a few from Ricky as well. But alas I just get to drool at others work.

The Senate Guard is really good as well.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 1, 2005, 09:10 AM
Great Job on the Commando and the fan fic Commander! Would you ever consider casting those parts from the Republic Commando? PM sent to you about that.

Great work on your customs!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: coeli on June 1, 2005, 12:45 PM
hey DD, if you have any 'exta' casts(hint, hint!)of the head and torso from the Republic Commando, I would really be interested in them!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 1, 2005, 01:32 PM
*whispers to coeli* thats kinda what i was getting at

Hint, hint ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Ryan on June 1, 2005, 05:54 PM
DD I was trying to be a bit more subtle than that in my post, but I'm interested in some cast if you ever do them too. :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Talon_Karrde on June 2, 2005, 03:25 PM
Bandoleer Solution:

Clone Wars Anakin Skywalkers bandoleer and pouch. I'm using mine to put on a grunt I'm gonn start work on tonight, for Commander Cow's squad. Or herd.

Whatever cows run in today.

Kevin

 Whats a micron pen?
N E Way.........I'm using a CW Obi Wan bandolier for an EU CW Arc Commando that I should be able to finish tonite and post pics. Nice work DD. I really like the use of that micron pen. I'm tring to get this "wash" techniuqe down and I am not sure if I accomplished it with the Commando WIP i'm doing, lmk what u think when I post pix tonite.

BTW; I am not familiar with Ricky UK. GH is galatic hunter right?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 2, 2005, 07:28 PM
Wow, a lot of questions! Let me see if I can answer them all...   

I think Ricky is calling himself Concept_UK now. You might know him by that name. GH is indeed Galactichunter.com. A micron pen is an ink pen that comes in a variety of widths...I'm using the .005 size for detailing.

As far as the Commando casts go, guys, I'm not adverse to hooking you up when I make some more, but before I can agree to that, I think I should get Ricky's permission. I don't know what he has planned for those, and I certainly don't want to step on his toes. It's his work, not mine...I just made a copy of it...so I think it's only fair that he makes the call. I sent him a message regarding this, so we'll see.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 2, 2005, 09:07 PM
thanks for the update DD.  I think that was the rigth thing to do anyway ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/29/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 3, 2005, 05:58 AM
Hey guys...bear with me, I'm in the process of updating all my old links. But let's not dwell on the past...let's look to the new!

All right...finally, I have compiled enough reference that I believe I may actually, at long last, have achieved my ultimate Commander Gree custom.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/CommanderGreeultimate.jpg)

I can't believe how much more I like this one than my original attempt.

And I made two more just like it! (I had to custom mix a lot of the colors, and had so much I didn't want it to go to waste!) Whatta you guys think?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2005, 10:10 AM
Your Gree rocks!  Wow, that is really nice work.

If you are going for 100% film accuracy (I wasn't on mine obviously), there might be two things to work on just a bit -

(1) - His helmet where the top part is painted gray - I think it is green in the film.

(2) - The camo area on his legs, crotch and forearms - I am almost 100% sure there is quite a bit of white on his armor.

But seriously, those aren't drawbacks at all.  This is reall well done.  What did you make the straps from?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 3, 2005, 10:41 AM
Love your Gree!  Nice Job, I thought that it was green where chewie said it was, and the rest until that black line above his visor was all grey.

Great Job! ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Talon_Karrde on June 3, 2005, 04:12 PM
Holy hit the nail on the head Dman! That is one sweet, and ACCURATE Gree!
The Green on his chest may need weathered, but that is SWEET!

Here are a few web shots of gree, and it doesnt look like there is n e white on him that I can tell.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/Mark_M/Clones4.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/CommanderGreeultimate.jpg)


(http://img227.echo.cx/img227/1296/commandergree0ng.jpg)

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 3, 2005, 11:24 PM
As always DD, excellent work.  I like how you made his black legs a tad shinier than the rest of his armor.  Definitely the best Gree I've seen done.

As far as the pics go, I think the bottom shot (the big pic) that Talon posted has some color consistency issues all its own.  When I've compared that to other Gree screenshots, pics, and just from what I remember of the movie -  there are a lot of color discrepancies.

B
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2005, 12:22 AM
It is great DD - I will try and take a pic or two of him from my bootleg to compare the actual movie shots to the concept shots.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 4, 2005, 01:17 AM
The more I look at it, the more impressed I am by that paintjob.  It's so clean, yet still the camo stays functional and believable.  The leg camo job is to be envied.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 4, 2005, 03:28 AM
Why did you make his chest such a bright green? it is the same color as his arms and shoulders.
Otherwise I think it's pretty cool. I'm hoping I'll be able to recreate camo like that on a small scale with the minis.

I can try and get some more commander gree pictures for you if you like.
Also while rewatching scenes of the movie I notice he has no backpack or anything.
the white straps seem to be nothing more than suspenders.. :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 4, 2005, 03:31 AM
The short answer on the chest color, Dimetrodon...I screwed up. It'll be fixed ASAP. :P

Here's a few more pics.

Gree having to resort to pulling his holdout blaster.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/SaleGree3.jpg)

And what Gree would like like on a shelf near you, if Hasbro had any sense.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/SaleGreepackaged.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 4, 2005, 04:02 AM
What did you use for his leg holster?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: ThePerennial on June 4, 2005, 04:03 AM
I love the gree. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Mikey Pooh on June 4, 2005, 10:46 AM
Super amazing job on the camo paint job, Double D!  You are an artist and a scholar!

Mikey
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/03/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 6, 2005, 04:03 AM
Thanks, guys. Glad you like it; I'm pretty happy with Gree myself.

Here's a few things I've been working on this weekend. It wouldn't be me if I didn't have a new clone, right? Remember that 501st I did with the micron pen and the Apple Barrel paint that I was unhappy with? Well, I repainted it.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/501stClone.jpg)

I bought Game Workshop paints for the first time, and I have to say, I love them more than Whitney Houston loves crack. This was repainted with Enchanted Blue, and looks much better, I think.

Second, a new R2 unit. Most people used to start customizing with these, but it's only the second Astromech I've ever done.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/R2Unit.jpg)

These next ones have since become REALLY easy what with EE releasing their troop builder packs (which I got from red5sixx- shameless plug) and the excellent ROTS Clone Commanders. Here are Clone Wars era ARC Commanders Alpha and Ordo.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/ARCCommanders.jpg)

Finally, a new Jedi.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/AshCebru.jpg)

Yeah, I'm a big Army of Darkness fan, so I had to make a Bruce Campbell Jedi. I've named this guy "Ash Cebru." ;D

I gave him a coat of Enchanted Blue, then a dry brush of light gray. The pants and boots were done in black, then the boots were brushed with a mix of black and enchanted blue for a more weathered look. Everything I know about drybrushing I learned from watching Chewie. ;D

The AoD head was murder to get onto the Kit Fisto torso...it took forever to find a suitable neck post for this guy. But I'm happy with how he came out. He even retains his head and wrist articulation!

-DD


Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 10:15 AM
Cool new stuff DD!!!

The 501 Clone looks much better.  That's probably exactly the way I'd like to see Hasbro make him.  The only thing I don't like about the AT-TE Gunner is the helmet's seem a bit bulky compared to the other Clones, but it still looks fantastic.

The R2 unit takes my breath away... that is easily one of the best astromech repaints I have ever seen.  That does not look like a custom at all!

The ARC Troops look great.  You've gotten so good at your Clone customs that it's hard to find anything to suggest!

The Jedi Ash figure is fun.  That's a cool paint scheme... actually I'm using the Ash head for a custom too!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on June 6, 2005, 02:25 PM
As always, great job.  I really enjoy seeing your work. 

Is it me or is the red and blue on the Arc Troopers a little bit too pastel?  Nice rework on the 501st trooper and the Astromech looks fantastic.  I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about Ash Cebru.  He's kinda funny.

Like I said, great job.  I wish I had the time, talent, and resources that you do.   :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 6, 2005, 02:52 PM
501st Clone - Awesome job!  I'm glad you're using Games Workshop paint; it can't be beat!  ;D

Red Astromech - I agree with CHEWIE, excellent paint job on this guy, it really does look factory!  I painted a bunch of astromechs when I was starting out and they're pretty good practice. 

Clone Commanders (Gen. 1) - Very nice, gotta love the EE Troop Builder sets.  (By the way, do you know Red5Sixx personally?  Just curious).

Jedi Ash!  Yes!  So cool! AoD + SW = Greatness  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Ryan on June 6, 2005, 07:18 PM
They're looking great DD!!

501st clone- looks great, much better than the first attempt and as usuall it looks factory.

Red Astromech- This thing hurts my eyes :P It is a very well done paint job. I think it might look better if you toned down the red a tad, but it still loks great as is. I have only done 1 astromech myself.

ARCs- they look fantastic! The skirts are painted so well, they llok factory just like everything else. Does the red guy's pistols still fit in the holsters? And what aboout removeable helmelts? BTW did you ever finish your other Alpha?

Jedi Ash- Sweet! AOD is such a cool movie, I have to do one of those at somepoint myself. I've got one suggestion, it could either be cool or really lame. ;) Instead of a regular saber hilt you could make the hilt a chainsaw handle with a lightsaber blade. Oh and I like the Drybrushing on the boots BTW. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: ThePerennial on June 6, 2005, 08:04 PM
I love the clone commanders, DD! well done for easy customs! :P

 I also really like the ash jedi! I asked my freind if I could borrow his copy of "If chins could kill", but he refused
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 11:32 PM
That's funny what you said about the weapon for Ash SLC, I had mentioned at Scum or at FFURG (can't remember which one) that he ought to make him a "light-saw" or a "chain-saber."   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Famine on June 6, 2005, 11:37 PM
Marry me? That Ash Jedi customs is to die for.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 7, 2005, 01:09 AM
Thanks, guys. I think the thing I like most about the Ash is how it demonstrates how versatile that Kit Fisto body is for customs. A little paint, a lower legs swap with another Jedi, and you have a whole different look.

Perennial- "If Chins Could Kill" is a great autobiography. I highly recommend you pick it up.

SLC- unfortunately, Ordo's holsters are too small to accomodate the pistols I gave him. But since he's usually blazing away with the double pistols from the deck of my one of my Gunships, it's all good.  ;D

Chewie- I'll take the chain saber under consideration.  :P

Jedisearch- Thanks for the kind words. When you sort out your feelings on Ash Cebru, get back to me.  ;)

Gregorbian- Red5sixx has been a good friend of mine for about a year now, and a source of custom fodder for me for a little longer than that. His store deals in a lot of loose collections, and he's very "customizer" friendly. If he wasn't so busy, I'm sure he'd do some custom stuff himself...but for now, I trade him customs I do from time to time for more fodder.  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 7, 2005, 01:57 AM
The large Chinned Jedi is amazing.
I can imagine a jedi like him teaching palpy and the sith gang a lesson or two.

haha, keep up the awesome work DD  ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Ruprecht on June 7, 2005, 03:21 AM
I need a thesaurus to learn how to say "Great job!" and not sound so damn repetitive.

Nice work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 7, 2005, 03:52 AM
I love the red bounty hunter (they all look cool) but that bounty hunter its killer man ... good work !
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 7, 2005, 05:20 AM
I just noticed all my old pics came back! Yay! ;D

CuDa033- What red bounty hunter are you talking about? ???

SLC- No removable helmets for these ARC's, but maybe for some in the future. Oh, and here's a pic of the completed Episode III Alpha. I know Alpha doesn't lead the 501st, but I did a few more of those with #41 clones and wanted to get them in the picture. ;)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/Alphaandtroops.jpg)

I've been customizing a lot of clones for friends and cannot keep up with the demand!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on June 7, 2005, 04:24 PM

Jedisearch- Thanks for the kind words. When you sort out your feelings on Ash Cebru, get back to me. ;)

-DD

I think the thing with ash is the fact that I never got into Army of Darkness.  I really do like your work though.  Keep it up  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/6/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 7, 2005, 10:36 PM
Jedisearch- But you have to admit, Bruce Campbell is the B-Movie MAN. ;)

Here's another easy one finished today. This is ARC Commander Talon. (I'm filling a gunship with ARC's, that's why I've done so many this week...)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/ARCCommanderTalon.jpg)

More later...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 8, 2005, 12:27 AM
Nice job on Alpha and Talon!  I don't really know a lot about Alpha, but from what I've read he seems like a pretty cool character.  I might have to try using the Kamino Jango heads for a couple of custom Clone Commanders.

I like Talon, simple but looks great.  Did you make up that character or is he from the comics or something?  Nice reverse-color kama  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 8, 2005, 01:11 AM
Talon is completely fan-fic.

Oh, and just so everyone knows...Games Workshop "Red Gore" matches the Clone Commander's color perfectly.It's also the color I'll be using for Baccarra's snowclones once I cast the SAGA Snowtrooper head. ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Aucassin on June 8, 2005, 05:18 AM
DD, I love your Alpha! It's what inspired me to do my own. I'm also digging your ARCs, even though I haven't liked the AOTC clones as much since the new clones came out!  ;)

Could you tell me what colors you used for your Bly customs? I just can't seem to find the colors I want for mine.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 8, 2005, 12:06 PM
Hey Aucassin!

I'm with you on the AotC clones...I loved them until the new helmet design for RotS cam out...now I'm much fonder of the new design.

As for Bly, I used Tamiya Flat Yellow mixed with a little bit of Tamiya Yellow Green. The outer thighs were done completely in Yellow Green.

Hope this helps!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: MetalJedi on June 12, 2005, 05:34 AM
As usual your clones are awesome DD. I really love the Jedi Ash. Ive been looking for that one but all I can find is the 2 headed version.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 12, 2005, 12:11 PM
As usual your clones are awesome DD. I really love the Jedi Ash. Ive been looking for that one but all I can find is the 2 headed version.
The 2-headed Ash version is perfect for that.  The 2 heads are the same as the single head from the "Hero Ash" figure.  (I went looking after I saw DD's custom Jedi Ash  ;)).  I can't bring myself to cut up the figure though, but I am going to use the skull from the deadite to make a rotting clone corpse  ;) :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 12, 2005, 03:12 PM
   The two-headed version is perfect...you get two fodder heads for the price of one!

   You don't get the cape, though...and I think that's part of the whole look of that custom I made. But you could probably use another type and just paint it gray.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/10/05
Post by: ThePerennial on June 12, 2005, 09:03 PM
Looking forward to what you can do with a Saesee custom, Gregorbian. ;D

I looked everywhere on the net for a decent reference pic for you, but came up with nothing. So, I decided to just take a picture of the TV screen. Sorry for the quality, but hopefully this will get you by:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/SaeseeTinnCloneArmor.jpg)

Can't wait to see your finished product!

-DD

Hmm. I'm thinking a #23 blue royal guard helmet would do the trick for a saesee cloine wars mask if it were dremeled out a bit
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 5/23/05
Post by: ThePerennial on June 12, 2005, 09:12 PM
Well, I showed them...I just opened a new account for my new pics. Hopefully the old one will refresh come Monday, as Jedisearch predicted, so I won't have to transfer over all those pics and add new links.

Here's my project from today. It's a Republic Commando from my fan-fic Omega Squad. If I ever do a photonovel, I may do this one about the Omegas in addition to one from the KOTOR era. I've been working on it while the shocktroop I'm doing for Chewie dries. If this turns out, I may make a few for Chewie for his novels. ;D

Be kind, it's still very much a work in progress.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommandoWIP.jpg)

Pieces include parts from Ricky's RC sculpt, the AT-TE Gunner, and the SA #41 Clone. There's also a backpack from one of the Ep. 1 Accessory packs, and pieces from a BBI military figure.

-DD

so how goes the omega squad commando custom so far? I've been wondering about him for a long while :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 13, 2005, 03:58 AM
Perrenial-No new pics of Omega Squad yet...I got a nice present in the mail from Chewie that I'm reworking this one with. As soon as I've made some progress I'll post new pics.

In the meantime, I believe I may have been the first to discover the look of a character whose name has been whispered in hushed tones until now. Gentlemen, I give you...Commander Appo of the 501st!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommanderAppo.jpg)

I apologize for the size of the pic; I have no idea why it's coming out so small.

The reference pic came out of a book whose name I don't know. Someone brought me a photocopy of the page it was on, and the 501st Commander was right there. (Although it doesn't name him.) It also features another Clone Commander I want to attempt...a cloaked and hooded Stormtrooper type named Commander Faie.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 13, 2005, 08:44 AM
Nice job, I like the color of his visor.  Do you have the reference pic for Commander Appo?  Also, I was checking the bbi 3 3/4" figures at Toys R Us and I couldn't find one with those suspenders, they're from that line right?

Is Appo like Gree in terms of accessories?  Damn, he looks good. ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Commander JediSearch on June 13, 2005, 09:26 AM
I agree with Gregorbian, that visor looks pretty sweet. 
As for Omega squad... I'm jones-ing for some pics!  Bring 'em on  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 13, 2005, 10:56 AM
Good Lord!  Your Clones just keep getting better and better.  I'm gonna faint!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Ryan on June 13, 2005, 06:40 PM
Wow! Appo looks fantastic! I love the visor and it is cool how you made him a lot like Gree. I think that the belt could be fixed, that annoys me so much how the #41 clone's belt is upside down. >:( ::) I may have to copy that Appo. :) ;D

One question where does the holster come from? Is it from the Navy Seal Breacher as well?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 13, 2005, 07:45 PM
He looks pretty good, I like the style for him a lot.


The reference pic came out of a book whose name I don't know. Someone brought me a photocopy of the page it was on, and the 501st Commander was right there. (Although it doesn't name him.) It also features another Clone Commander I want to attempt...a cloaked and hooded Stormtrooper type named Commander Faie.

-DD

Can we see the photocopy?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 18, 2005, 07:19 PM
Good to see Jedidefender working again!

Here's some more Appo-ey goodness.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommanderAppo1.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommanderAppothe501st.jpg)

And here's the reference from page 198 of the Art of Epidode III.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/CommanderAppofriend.jpg)

Turns out the guy next to Appo is Commander Faie, without his hood and cloak.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 18, 2005, 11:42 PM
Appo is cool as hell!  Great job on him.  I like that he looks like Gree but with a different paint job.  Is that a new belt on him?  It looks different than the SA Clone belt.  Maybe it's just me...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 19, 2005, 02:51 PM
Wow! Appo looks fantastic! I love the visor and it is cool how you made him a lot like Gree. I think that the belt could be fixed, that annoys me so much how the #41 clone's belt is upside down. >:( ::) I may have to copy that Appo. :) ;D

One question where does the holster come from? Is it from the Navy Seal Breacher as well?


SLC, he didn't make him alot like Gree, he IS like Gree.  This Appo isn't fan-fic, this what he really looks like.(see reference pic)

Great job on him! He looks so freakin awesome!!!! (Now i want to do one :P)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Ryan on June 20, 2005, 03:05 AM
Wow! Appo looks fantastic! I love the visor and it is cool how you made him a lot like Gree. I think that the belt could be fixed, that annoys me so much how the #41 clone's belt is upside down. >:( ::) I may have to copy that Appo. :) ;D

One question where does the holster come from? Is it from the Navy Seal Breacher as well?



SLC, he didn't make him alot like Gree, he IS like Gree. This Appo isn't fan-fic, this what he really looks like.(see reference pic)

Great job on him! He looks so freakin awesome!!!! (Now i want to do one :P)

Yeah I noticed that right after I posted and was too lazt to edit my post. DD BTW ytou forgot to update the title.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 26, 2005, 05:21 PM
Well, my camera needs new batteries, so I wasn't able to get pics of everything I've done this weekend...but here's some pics from last week to tide you over. Most of the figures in these pics have been seen before, but there's a few new ones as well, although they're mostly clones. Some still need a few added details, but I was having fun with them anyway. ;) And I may go back and add sfx to the lightsabers before I finally submit my work to THE CUSTOM ALLIANCE.

Enough talk, on to pictures. First up, Gree and some of his unit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Greeoffloading2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Greetroops2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Greetroops.jpg)

An ARC Trooper mission, with a few Jedi. There's an SA Clone pilot in here as well...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission.jpg)

And finally, after kit-bashing Baccarra onto a #41 clone for decent poseability, I had that crappy Baccarra body left over...so I made one of the concept clones from the INSIDER.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CrimsonClone2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CrimsonClone1.jpg)

Due to the limited articulation on the cheap Baccarra body, pretty much all this guy is good for is standing in the background of a diorama or photonovel.

And because I always like to do a little something extra here on JD that no one else gets to see, here's a better look at that SA AOTC pilot, and the aforementioned modded Baccarra. (Although I may yet remove his crappy Hasbro battle damage.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SAClonepilot.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Baccarra.jpg)

And here's a little fun with photoshop.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Baccarra1.jpg)

More later!

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/26/05
Post by: CHEWIE on June 26, 2005, 07:39 PM
Yipeee!!!  A Darth Delicious update!

Those pictures are absolutely breathtaking DD!  Wow, your Gree squad is unbelievable, as are the ARC mission pics.  The Saesae Tiin looks unreal!

I really like your improved Bacara.  Why Hasbro didn't do this from the start is amazing...

The Concept Clone looks great too.

Overall, some A+ work!!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/26/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 26, 2005, 08:14 PM
Wow, I don't even know what to say other than "awesome!"
Excellent work on all of your customs man! 
I like the Saesee Tinn, did you add a helmet to him?  I couldn't get one to work.  :-\
Your ARC Troopers are really cool, I might have to make a blue ARC Trooper now.....

Man, I want to make a SA Bacara badly, but I haven't seen his wave by me yet... :'(

Get some batteries!  I want to see what else you're up to! ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/26/05
Post by: crazy about Clones on June 26, 2005, 08:23 PM
Yes i love these customs!

Gree and Squad: Great work on them, the BARC trooper looks amazing, great camo.  Commander Gree's helmet is a little bit off from Gree in the movie, but he still looks great!

ARC Squad: Great job on all of these, Love Saesee Tinn, great armor, abd its cool you made it a little "greyer" like in the cartoon.

Insider Clone: Nice job on the paint really smooth lines, he looks cool too!

SA AOTC Clone pilot: He looks really nice, only if hasbro had made him....

Modded Bacara: Gotta love the SA Clone body, looks factory made!

Over all: A++ Great Job DD, another stunning bunch of customs (Theres one of them, set your blasters for stun. :P)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/26/05
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 26, 2005, 09:01 PM
sweet I like 3 leaf clovers to ! jk awesome pics dude ! ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/26/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 27, 2005, 06:16 PM
Here's a few pics I forgot:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARCMission5.jpg)

The more of these "diorama" style shots I take, the more I seriously think about doing a photonovel. Ah, if only I had more time...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: Gregorbian on June 27, 2005, 06:55 PM
Do it!  ;)

I like that last shot, good use of the forest background, it's seamless.  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: MetalJedi on June 28, 2005, 05:17 AM
Just looking at these makes me realize Im so behind in mine. Love the different clones and the K'Krukk figure.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 28, 2005, 05:18 PM
Very nice ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: camnron on July 2, 2005, 12:03 AM
so where is this commander cody we keep hearing so much about????? is it your sculpt or one of the cast heads from bantha5???? im trying to get pics up of my commander fox head but the head is so bright i cant get a good detail pic with or without flash..... any suggestions????
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 2, 2005, 12:22 AM
Hmmm... camnron maybe you can darken the pic with Photoshop or Picture It?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 2, 2005, 12:40 AM
so where is this commander cody we keep hearing so much about????? is it your sculpt or one of the cast heads from bantha5???? im trying to get pics up of my commander fox head but the head is so bright i cant get a good detail pic with or without flash..... any suggestions????

First of all, camnron, nice to see you return from limbo. We missed ya.  :P

Second, have I mentioned a Commander Cody of late? He was on my short list of customs to do, but I really haven't gotten around to working on him yet. (Although I do have a kit coming from Bantha5, so that's probably why he became less of a priority.)

I'm actually trying to work on something besides clones for my next update...and I should have my smugglers up this weekend. I've been working two jobs again, so I haven't taken time this week to go buy new batteries for my camera, and my rechargables are officially dead.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 2, 2005, 01:04 AM
Can't wait to see more from you DD, and even if you have more Clones to show us, that's ok too.

Don't work too hard on that second job, because customizing is suppsed to be your second job!   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: camnron on July 2, 2005, 01:41 AM
well im not sure how much longer ill be back..... i have re-entered the realm of reality.... 50+hr a week job and now with school on my days off.... try workin that schedule with the ladies!!!!!   

well im sorry i didnt get a chance to participate in the custom challenge.....when i get a chance i will work on mine for this month...and if i get more time i will get to work on the ones from the last month just for the sake of participating.... im in need of some casts though....anyone out there upto the task??? my guy bill cory is absent these days.....hope hes doing well
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: Commander CuDa on July 3, 2005, 03:48 AM
I just was doofin around on cs and wanted to post a pic of yours. I re imaged it a little by sharpining the Gree up a little bit.  I love the pics you took . Can you tell the diffrence ? I dont think in mine the color is as good but then again i was doofin around lol

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/clonecommander1/Greetroops.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 6/27/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 3, 2005, 05:12 AM
Hey Cuda! I definitely see the difference, Gree looks a lot more clear! Thanks!

Here's a sneak preview of some new customs to be posted throughout the holiday weekend...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/AnakinMustafar.jpg)

More soon!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/2/05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 3, 2005, 11:56 AM
Nice DD! 
Classic  8)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/2/05
Post by: Ryan on July 3, 2005, 06:00 PM
Nice he looks much better than the Hasbro paint job, I've heard that it is very inconsistant and that some are just a matte dark flesh color.

Nice caption too. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/2/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 7, 2005, 02:51 AM
Well, Red5sixx hooked me up with some new "Jedi vs. Sith" packs (oddly named, considering neither Ventress nor Grievous are really Sith) and as expected, Hasbro's version of Obi-Wan in clone armor is pathetically lame. But thank goodness since they didn't make it RIGHT, their design at least made it easy for us to do so. Behold:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/ClonearmorObi-Wan.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/ClonearmorObi-Wan1.jpg)

Even with the dremeling involved in this one, it's a five minute custom, tops.

Now to make one out of a #6 so he can sit on the speeder bike...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: Kit Fisto on July 7, 2005, 04:38 AM
Could you please post a pic of the base figure you used? I can't seem to find one on the net...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 7, 2005, 10:59 AM
Good stuff DD  ;D
Did you have to shave down the clone body to make the armor/robes fit over?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 7, 2005, 05:43 PM
Like I said on RS, I love it. Simple yet effective!

 PS: You have a PM!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 7, 2005, 11:32 PM
More really good stuff DD.  I'm looking forward to getting that 5-pack (have those hit retail now?) and your Anakin is looking great too.  I can't wait to paint my extra one soon.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 9, 2005, 04:30 AM
I haven't seen the 5-packs at retail yet...I got mine from red5sixx, aka bluedottoyz.com. I think he still has a few, but they were selling like hotcakes!

I hope to get a few customs up this weekend before I head off to San Diego for Comic-Con...if not, it'll be a full week before I can make it back to post anything new.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 10, 2005, 01:48 AM
That Obi Wan is really good, but because I haven't seen the one from the  pack I'm not completly sure what was done. But all I know is I like it.  :)

I haven't seen the 5-packs at retail yet...I got mine from red5sixx, aka bluedottoyz.com. I think he still has a few, but they were selling like hotcakes!

I hope to get a few customs up this weekend before I head off to San Diego for Comic-Con...if not, it'll be a full week before I can make it back to post anything new.

-DD

tis a shame, but I'll see it in stores eventually...
Wish I was going to comic con... Always next year..
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 10, 2005, 05:37 AM
Thanks for the heads up on where to get it early DD.  His price seems fair, but I think I will need to wait to find it at retail.

I personally am really looking forward to the set... the Anakin looks pretty cool, and the head might look good if a head swap is done with the Evolution AOTC Anakin.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 10, 2005, 12:43 PM
I haven't seen the 5-packs at retail yet...I got mine from red5sixx, aka bluedottoyz.com. I think he still has a few, but they were selling like hotcakes!

I hope to get a few customs up this weekend before I head off to San Diego for Comic-Con...if not, it'll be a full week before I can make it back to post anything new.

-DD

 Man, Red5sixx's shop has everything! Times like this I wish I had an e-bay account (Or maybe some money, for that matter)  ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/7/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 22, 2005, 12:25 AM
Yeah, red5sixx has quite a few collections that pass through his shop, and it's a great place to obtain hard to find pieces for custom fodder. I find his prices to be extremely reasonable, and since he has a soft spot for what we do, he offers us free shipping on loose stuff if we mention the site.

Well, here's a quick update on a few customs I've been toying with. My Gran smuggler for the monthly challenge (see that thread for a more detailed description on him) and a Gamorrean enforcer.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/BlackSunthugs.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/BlackSunGammorrean.jpg)

I wanted to do a Gamorrean because there's not a lot of customs made of these thugs, but I still feel there's more to be done on this guy. I'd like to give him some headgear, and maybe some additional chest armor. Something to make him stand out from the regular figure. Any suggestions?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 22, 2005, 01:08 AM
Oh, I LOVE that smuggler! I'm starting to appreciate spacer/flight suits more because of month 2 of the custom challenge!

 That gammorrean is great, too. I don't think you could really add onto it amy more than it needs. I think it's prefect just the way it is. I'm afraid that if you'd added anything it may look too bulky, if that is even possible for a gammorrean.

 Again, TOP notch stuff as always, DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 22, 2005, 01:12 AM
They both look great; I really dig that Gammorrean!  He looks badass  8)
The Gran smuggler looks good, although I kinda think he looks a bit small.  Maybe he's a runty Gran?
That Gammorrean makes me want to attempt some Gam. custom... ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 22, 2005, 01:36 AM
Wow, i haven't seen EU figures used much to make customs, very nice. I really like those two customs.
excellent work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 22, 2005, 01:54 AM
Gregorbian- Yeah, I maybe should have used an Ask Aak head on the smuggler, as it's a little better in scale. Still, maybe this guys been down on his luck in the outer rim, and has lost a little weight. ;) I may revise him in the future.

Perennial- I like the flight suits as well; I think it gives we customizers a really nice diversity of various fringer scum. ;D

Dimetrodon- Good eye, that is indeed an EU Speeder Bike pilot uniform used for the Gran. I love the EU stuff because it really stands out as different from everything else.

Glad you guys like the Gamorrean...I spent some time trying to make his jerkin look like a leather-type material, and add the proper weathering to his armor and axe. I still think he needs something extra, though.

Did anyone notice I tried to give both of these guys CHEWIE-style paint jobs? :P

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 22, 2005, 08:39 AM
I miss one day around here due to being sick and miss an awesome update!   :o

Gran - While I agree that he does look a little thin, that's ok.  Not all Gran are gonna be thick.  Maybe his momma was a Rodian!   ;)   He does look nice, I really like the paint job you made for him.  It's a good color selection.

Gamorrean - ONe of your best customs yet as far as I'm concerned.  I don't know where you got all the parts for him for the armor, but it looks great.  And the bronze coloring is perfect for him.  I don't think that Luke would have torn through this guy so easily in ROTJ.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: rishakra on July 22, 2005, 10:45 AM
Here is a sad question but I have to ask.  What type of paint is best.  I have used Testors enamel paint but it's too shiny and some times it doesn't dry all the way, especially the silver.

Are there markers that can work?  Also si there a database or list of how to combine colors so they match the actual (e.g., the blue of the ARC trooper is an odd color, so is Bacarra's shade of red).

I can bearly customize so I have ask.  :-[

Blake
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 22, 2005, 11:40 AM
Rishakra- A lot of first time customizers make the mistake of trying to use enamels. (I know I did!) The problem with enamels is that they're oil-based, gloopy, and just all around suck. They also don't adhere to certain types of plastics, so they never dry.

The type of paint you want to use is acrylics, and there are a lot of different brands that get different results. I used to use Tamiya exclusively, which you can get at any hobby shop, but I've recently fallen in love with Games Workshop paints, which are designed for painting gaming miniatures. The upside to GW paints is that they come in a variety of shades that other brands don't. For example, the blue on your clones can be matched with GW Enchanted Blue, and the red on the Clone Commander is matched with GW Gore Red. Hope that helps!

Chewie-Thanks for the comments! I'm pretty happy with the Gamorrean myself, but seriously want to add something to him. The drybrushing came out pretty well; I owe that to your training!   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: jedipurge on July 22, 2005, 01:47 PM
love love love the Gamorrean.  definately not enough customs of him out there.  maybe you could've used a Porkins body on the Gran he's definately thicker, but maybe too fat.  painting is A+ it's just the head looks too big for the body.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 23, 2005, 12:58 AM
Yeah, I agree - not enough Gamorrean customs out there at all.  This one is much better than the simple repainted ones that I've made.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: ThePerennial on July 23, 2005, 02:46 AM
Gran - While I agree that he does look a little thin, that's ok. Not all Gran are gonna be thick. Maybe his momma was a Rodian! ;) He does look nice, I really like the paint job you made for him. It's a good color selection.

 That sounds like a very obscure insult! "Your father was a Gran, and your mother was a Rodian!"
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 23, 2005, 09:24 AM
Gran - While I agree that he does look a little thin, that's ok. Not all Gran are gonna be thick. Maybe his momma was a Rodian! ;) He does look nice, I really like the paint job you made for him. It's a good color selection.

 That sounds like a very obscure insult! "Your father was a Gran, and your mother was a Rodian!"

As long as his mother wasn't a hutt, and father a gamorrean  :o
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Ryan on July 23, 2005, 08:16 PM
DD the Gran and Gamorrean look great!  :) I've really missed a lot around here lately. :-\

Gamorrean- I love the knee pads and shin guards as well as the He-manish barbarian skirt, they look like a natural fit. The ax is very cool. I love the blood and rust stains, they are a great touch. Adding armor to him would be tricky, but if you were able to make it thin enough I think you could make it work. I think a full or half "facemask" kind of \helmet would look cool, something like the orcs in LOTR would wear. is coloring is perfect and I love the extra skin highlights.

Gran- He looks good. He may be a runt, but there is always a runt in every litter of Gran. ;) The paint looks great but you may want to add some wear and tear to the belt and chest box, the seem to be untouched.

Thje CHEWIE style drybrushing turned out great. I'm looking forward to your next update. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 24, 2005, 04:01 PM
SLC- Congrats on being the first to identify the skirt as being from a He-Man figure. Your idea for a LOTR style helmet intrigues me; I'll start looking around for a good fit.

As for the Gran, you're right about the belt and chest box. At first I rationalized that he had recently replaced those, but I think they DO need some detailing.

I hope to have a new update up these week...I just bought a ton of Titan A.E. figures at $2 each, so I've got some good new fodder to work with. I guess I'll add it to the two industrial-sized storage containers of figures I'm already working from... ;)

It's funny, the amount of figures in my fodder bin now outnumbers my actual collection, both carded and loose! Customizing is a sick obsession.  :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: Gregorbian on July 24, 2005, 08:30 PM
Customizing is a sick obsession.  :P
-DD

How very true!  ;)

I think it would be cool to give that Gammy a helmet of some kind. 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/21/05
Post by: CHEWIE on July 29, 2005, 12:07 PM
I'm going to try and make some sort of different Gamorrean maybe someday... I've thought about making a female with red hair.  I wonder how that would look?

 :P
Title: My psuedo-update
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 31, 2005, 05:14 PM
Remember my Obi-Wan in Clone armor from awhile back? Well, I had some pieces left over from the Battlepack Obi-Wan, and since the new SITH Jedi Pilot Obi-Wan is so amazing, I decided to do something Hasbro never did... give us a decent AOTC style Kenobi.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/AOTCObi-1.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/JohnnyDelicious/AOTCObi.jpg)

Not much of a custom...a simple headswap...but satisfying nonetheless. Please ignore the spare lightsaber. :D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 05:41 PM
Looks good DD, pretty simple custom but sometimes those are the best ones.

I really like that Obi Wan too... the only thing about it that I don't like is at the foot joint, for whatever reason they used a color plastic that doesn't match the boots color.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: ThePerennial on July 31, 2005, 06:48 PM
I really like that Obi Wan too... the only thing about it that I don't like is at the foot joint, for whatever reason they used a color plastic that doesn't match the boots color.

 :P

 Yeah, that's weird. Usually it would bug me a lot but for this obi-wan, I don't feel bothered all that much by it. Maybe it's because of all the articulated goodness :P

 So that's what the five-pack obi-wan head looks like? That's the best AOTC Ben head yet! and better yet, no need to hollow it out for a ball joint!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2005, 09:34 PM
That is a mighty fine Kenobi. It's a decent head with a very good body. It's funny how the first wave of main characters is complete crap. The later wave is aways much better. I wonder why Hasbro does that? Why can't they just release one good version instead of five crap ones before the good one.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: CHEWIE on July 31, 2005, 09:38 PM
I don't know why they don't just come up with an ultimate sculpt, and re-release it when needed.  I guess they figure they'll make more money due to being able to make cheaper versions up front and everyone will want them, and making several versions also because there are a lot of completists.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: Gregorbian on August 1, 2005, 12:15 AM
I like it.  As CHEWIE said, sometimes the best customs are the simplest.

This is by far, the best Obi-Wan figure ever and it would be crazy for hasbro to release any other version of Obi-Wan (ep. II and Ep. III anyway).  Of course, that's from a collector's point of view...
The customizing potential of this guy is enormous, he is definitely the base figure for any new jedis that I might make...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 7/31/05, sort of
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 16, 2005, 09:10 PM
Wow, it's been weeks since I updated this thread! I have been incredibly busy with scripts and my new job, so I've sadly neglected my customizing of late...but here's a sneak preview. I'll have more new stuff this week.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderSparr.jpg)

This is Commander Sparr. I know it's just a boring Clone repaint, but I think it turned out well. I'll have some more interesting, non-clone customs up soon. ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: CHEWIE on August 17, 2005, 12:21 AM
Beautiful!  Oh well, another Clone, but this one looks very nice.  I love the paint scheme.  It's very believable and I'm glad to see one without weathering.  Looks like he's an important Commander that just got some new duds.

Can't wait to see what other stuff you have coming... and don't forget the Monthly Customizing Challenges.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: crazy about Clones on August 17, 2005, 10:04 AM
Great Job! I always like Clone Commanders but this one is awesome! Good to see no weathering too ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2005, 10:13 AM
I though you swore off clones DD.  ;)

Well anyway, its good to see a non battle damage version of this guy. He's very well painted.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Gregorbian on August 17, 2005, 11:10 AM
Great job!  I like the clean paint job as well.  Nice straight, crisp lines as always.  Is that a Clone Commander body or a SA Clone body?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Famine on August 17, 2005, 01:27 PM
I love that shade of blue, DD. Is that the same color you used on Jedi Ash?

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 17, 2005, 02:26 PM
Hey guys! Thanks for the feedback! Like I said, this is just a sneak preview, I'll have more this weekend, including Sith, smugglers, and Mandalorians. Oh my!

Crazy About Clones: I wasn't sure about how everyone else would feel about it because we've seen enough clones lately to choke a donkey, but I always knew I could count on you.   ;D

Master Phruby: I did swear off clones for awhile, but I still have a few left that I never posted pics of, so you'll see those soon...but I have moved on. I still have a lot of clones lying around though, so I'll revisit them at some point, and I have been doing commisions so I'll post pictures of those as I do them, but lately I haven't done any for me. I have to say though, Gregorbian and Aeseven come up with some great clone stuff that I want to emulate at some point, but for now...I'm burned out. Thanks for the compliment on this one though...it means a lot considering how burned out on clones I know you are as well.  ;D

Gregorbian: I used the Clone Commander body on this one. I could have used the SA body (I have about 40 of 'em) but on this guy, I wanted the Commander pack as well as the extra arm gear.

Dressel Jr: The shade of blue on this one is different than the one on Ash. For Ash I used the same color as I use for the 501st, which is Games Workshop Enchanted Blue. (Although on Ash's tunic I added some Tamiya Gray drybrushing.) For Commander Sparr I used Games Workshop Shadow Gray. I really cannot recommend the Games Workshop paints enough, they come in some great color variety that a lot of other lines lack. (Their Sunburst Yellow almost perfectly matches the yellow on Hasbro's AOTC Clone Commanders, for example.)

Chewie: I'll make sure to get this guy in some Order 66 "battle scenes" for your approval.   ;)

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Ryan on August 17, 2005, 05:40 PM
Looking good DD. I've been missing your updates. I like the shade of blue as well. I can't wait for a full update. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: MetalJedi on August 21, 2005, 05:13 AM
I really like it. The shade of blue doesnt overpower the figure. He actually looks like a Commander who would be at the Jedi Temple Massacre.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 22, 2005, 04:58 AM
All right, time to start some updates!

I didn't get as much done on my customs as I would have liked this weekend, mostly because of a backyard project that took far longer than I anticipated; so, some of these are still works in progress. The upshot of that is that you can make suggestions on what I can add!

First, let's get the easy, boring stuff out of the way. Here's a yellow ARC commission I finished this weekend. Simple stuff. I may want to add something to the gunskirt, I'm not sure. What do you guys think?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ARC-Yellow.jpg)

Second, here's a Bith mercenary, still very much in the initial stages. He's kind of inspired by a character I saw in a Fett story in one of the Star Wars Tales issues, although I'm not even trying for an accurate custom of that particular character. I figure the pack is some type of high-tech plasma discharger, and his hands fit inside the gauntlets to operate the triggers.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/BithMercenarywip.jpg)

This guy still needs some accessories, detailing and drybrushing. I'm going to give him some goggles atop that giant melon of his, and maybe a Black Sun tattoo over the eye. I also have to decide what to do with that rather large chest hole he has. Suggestions on this guy, anyone?

Here's a work in progress Mandalorian. The base figure is one of those silver Fett's. I got it for three bucks because the packaging was hammered. He's still in need of touch-ups and some bodysuit weathering.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Mandalorian.jpg)

I like this guy, but he screams "Fett" to me still, so I've got to come up with some ways to set him apart. I think I'll glue some CW Saesee Tinn leg armor on him to make his legs look different. I may also alter the position of his arms, but I'm open to other suggestions as well.

More soon!

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday
Post by: MetalJedi on August 22, 2005, 06:17 AM
As always DD your customs are top notch!

Yellow Arc- They only thing I would do to him would be maybe put some yellow on his kama. Otherwise a very cool custom.

Bith Mercenary- Definately a cool custom. Not sure what to do with the hole in his chest. Hmmmm
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Gregorbian on August 22, 2005, 07:46 AM
Great update DD!  ;D

Yellow ARC - I Like the simplicity of this guy (in terms of the paint scheme) - I don't think I would change much.  I think painting the top of his rangefinder black would be cool - the blue kinda stands out to me.  Also, you might want to lighten the shade of yellow on the pauldron (I hate using yellow because I always have to use about 400 coats  ::)).  Still, those are very minor nitpicks and I think that whoever gets that figure is a lucky SOB  :P

Bith Merc - Whoa, this guy looks like he means business!  I like the hand guns (literally  ;)), what were they originally?  I also like that eye-tattoo idea, go for it!  Maybe you could add some scarring to his head as well?

Mandalorian - Very cool so far!  I like the silver parts that are showing through.  The Bantha Skull on the chest armor is very well done - I can't seem to be able to paint those things.  What about, instead of a Fett-style cape, you give him a "kama" instead?  I think a black bodysuit would be cool - help make him look less Jango-esque.  Still, great stuff so far!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: CHEWIE on August 22, 2005, 10:33 AM
Nice to see another update DD!

Yellow ARC - A nicely done paint job, he looks very sharp and crisp. I guess the antenna thing should be painted black too though.

Bith Merc - What a wild idea and design. That being said, I love it and have nothing to add except that maybe his neck looks a little long, and perhaps a bit of dry brushing will really make him look awesome. I don't think a tatoo is required, I almost think that a scar woudl look even better. But this is your baby, so go to town however you see fit.

Mandalorian - The only thing is the he looks too clean and "factory made" at this point. I'm sure a little dirtying up will change that. If you want to "lose" the Fett feel, you could always do and arm or legs swap with a different figure.

Great job DD!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Famine on August 22, 2005, 11:29 AM
DD- Great update.

I totally dig the yellow ARC Trooper. The only thing I'd add to him is maybe a rocket launcher across his back. Make him look a little like a WOTC Minis trooper.

Bith Mercinary-I like what you've done. For the hole, why not take a clone trooper pilots breathing aparatus,  or some sort of mini PC, sand down the raised edges of the hole. and attach it like a controll pannel. Kind of like a "settings" thing. Maybe it is even a communicator.

I'd try and give Mr. Mandolorian a different Helmet, like a clones or somthing. Slap an antenae on it, and voila, not so Jango.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: ThePerennial on August 22, 2005, 01:41 PM
 For the mandalorian, I think he looks great as is. Doesn't remind me of Jango at all and all he needs is a bit of weathering, which you said you'd do anyways. In my opinion he doesn't remind me of Jango at all. He reminds me of someone from Vertigo Company, which was a unit in the mandalorians that specialized in air assault and was under the leadership of Montross .After montross defected, Vertigo company was under the leadership of a mandalorian named Myles.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Sneak preview, 8-16-05
Post by: tykrazen on August 22, 2005, 01:52 PM

I like this guy, but he screams "Fett" to me still, so I've got to come up with some ways to set him apart.

How about swapping out the belt for a different one? -- Maybe replace it with the utility belt from the Saga Endor Trooper.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: The Professor on August 22, 2005, 03:57 PM
WOW!  Your work is very impressive, Darth Delicious.  Your figures look like real toys and very professional.  The blue clone commander looks particularly sharp.  I think the Mandalorian symbol on the Mandalorian figure is very well-painted for such small detail. 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 22, 2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks for all the great feedback, guys! Let me respond to everyone in turn:

MetalJedi: I agree, the kama needs something. Maybe I'll paint it black and paint the trim yellow; that'll make it stand out, I believe. Otherwise I feel like it's too simple a custom.

Gregorbian: Good call on the Mandalorian, I may paint the bodysuit black, I think that will set him apart. The Kama is also an interesting idea, I'll have to see how it fits. The ARC's antenna will also be painted black.

Chewie: The Bith and the Mandalorian will both be getting some drybrushing to add detail and weathering. I'm liking the idea you and Gregorian have about scarring the Bith; I think that could look pretty cool. I agree the Bith's neck looks a little long, but when I tried the shorter post he looked like a hunchback...so I'll have to think of a way to camoflage it.

Dressel Jr: Do you have a pic of the rocket launcher in question, because I wouldn't mind making one for future clones, if not this one. I also like your idea for the control panel on the chest. With all the straps he's got I think it makes sense.

Perennial: Funny you should mention Vertigo Company, as they are on my short list of figures I want to make. The question is, should Myles have a magnet in the torso for his ill-fated brush with the Jedi on Galidraan?

Tykrazen: Not sure how easily swappaple the endor belts are, but it sounds like a good idea...has anyone tried this?

Professor: First off, welcome to the JD boards, and second, thanks for the compliment. It means a lot coming from the guy who built those awesome dios I've been meaning to comment on for the last few days. I've never attempted the Mandalorian symbol before, so I was pleased with how it turned out. I'll have to do more Mandalorians like that in the future.

All in all, although I wish I had more completed work to show off, it's good to get feedback on work in progress pieces from my fellow customizers. It makes them that much better!

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Talon_Karrde on August 22, 2005, 08:47 PM
Nice stuff DD, glad to see U r still active.  Hit me w/a PM about the gree when u get the time. 

Always a pleasure to your stuff
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Diddly on August 22, 2005, 11:43 PM
Awesome! I like the yellow ARC, the painting is nice, same for the Mandalorian. The Mandalorian's paint job is amazong! But my favorite is the Bith! I always draw SW villians with "blaster arms" so it looks cool to see a figure version of a bad guy like that.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Famine on August 23, 2005, 12:12 AM
(http://www.wizards.com/swminis/images/rots/10_CloneTrooperCommander.jpg)

(http://kevvo.250free.com/dresseliancustom07.jpg)

I suggest using somthing like that with a strap so they can keep it over their sholder on the run.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: tykrazen on August 23, 2005, 05:52 PM

Not sure how easily swappaple the endor belts are, but it sounds like a good idea...has anyone tried this?

THe endor belt is very easy to take from the saga trooper through boil and pop-- I've got one at home I'll scan tonight so you can see if it is compatible.  I don't have that fett for parts so I don't know if it'll work on that end.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: ThePerennial on August 23, 2005, 09:59 PM
Perennial: Funny you should mention Vertigo Company, as they are on my short list of figures I want to make. The question is, should Myles have a magnet in the torso for his ill-fated brush with the Jedi on Galidraan?


 Well, I didn't like the removable hand feature on the Saga Bespin Luke, nor did I like the removable head jango, so I won't think I'd go with a magnetic torso. Maybe if it were just a peg in the torso so that it'd stay together in a more stable way. You could probably disguise it as a spine or something :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 5, 2005, 05:13 AM
Ah, is the weekend over already? I only really had a few hours to work on customs this weekend, but thankfully I have Labor Day to work on some more, so with a little luck, this will be the first of two updates. Here we go...

Let's start with the ones that aren't as original...first up is an Utapau clone commissioned from me by Doctor Padawan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Utapauclone.jpg)

Ah, clones. I know most of you are sick of them, but be patient...there's two non-clone customs coming up right after this. Here's a work in progress Airborne clone, based off of the designs of Rebelscum member (And hopefully, a member here soon) JubJubJedi. It's not finished, but you can see where it is so far to compare the finished product later...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WIPAirborneclone.jpg)

All right, enough clones...time for a fan-fic custom. This one is a departure for me, as it's been awhile since I did a background character. Yessir, just a regular Joe with a regular job, trying to make his way in the universe. Here you go:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MonCalbartender.jpg)

Yessiree, just a regular Mon Calamari bartender. Just a regular joe. Ignore those rumors about what he might have done during the clone wars. That scar on his head? Just a childhood accident, certainly not a wound from a vicious battle he fought on the back of a Keelkana. The Rebellion? Don't much care for them. Don't like getting caught up in Imperial business anyway, just a simple bartender, keeps to himself. And anything you heard to the contrary is a damn lie, and he ain't sayin' anything anyhow...

Finally, I give you my first submission for this month's customizing challenge: Bith Bounty Hunter Dri'gin Kal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DriginKal.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DriginKalsideview.jpg)

I added the scars as suggested, and abandoned the black sun tattoo idea over his eye. I'll eventually add some sonic protectors over his ears as soon as I find something that looks good.

I'll tell more of his backstory over in the CUSTOMIZING CHALLENGE thread. In the meantime, I look forward to everyone's comments.

-DD

 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Ryan on September 5, 2005, 05:35 AM
Excellent update DD, You need to update the title too. :)

Clones - I don't get sick of these Cause I have yet to repaint anything other than the Gree and Bly I made back at the begining of April. Your's are always some of the better ones, these are no exceptions. I like the start of the airborne clone, I think he would look cool with some additional pouches and gear.

Mon-Cal- For an ordinary Joe, this custom is anything but ordinary. I really like the pants, they look like jeans almost. The drybrushing on them is fantastic. You did a great job bleanding the head into the body too.

Bith - I really like this guy. I like how you added the chest box. The goggles and scaring look great too.  The paint turned out great on him too. I really like the hand canons it isn't very often you see guns like that on a custom. The breather apparatus is pretty cool too, for some reason this guy reminds me of a SW Doc Occ. :)

Excellent work DD, I llook forward to your next update. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Gregorbian on September 5, 2005, 11:32 AM
Good stuff man!  I really like that "regular Joe" Mon Cal bartender!  I can't figure out what base body that is though?  Is it from Star Wars?  The paint job on him is excellent!

I've lurked on the rebelscum customs boards, that jubjubjedi guy is a great artist, it would be very cool if he came over here. 

What else are you going to add to that airborne clone?  Are you going to give him a jetpack and some other gear?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday 8/22
Post by: Ner_vod on September 5, 2005, 12:08 PM


Ah, clones. I know most of you are sick of them, but be patient...there's two non-clone customs coming up right after this. Here's a work in progress Airborne clone, based off of the designs of Rebelscum member (And hopefully, a member here soon) JubJubJedi. It's not finished, but you can see where it is so far to compare the finished product later...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WIPAirborneclone.jpg)


 
I remember that airborne trooper. aeseven7 made that one along with the halo trooper and the elite clone.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 5, 2005, 01:44 PM
Hey guys! I appreciate the feedback!

SLC- I was pretty burnt out on clones, but was still doing some commissions here and there... but once JubJubJedi started posting his excellent concept artwork, I was interested again and had to take a shot at them.

The drybrushing on the Mon Cal is all me trying to emulate some of the cool stuff Chewie does. I'm nowhere near his level, but his techniques really bring out the details on a figure, and I think that's what stands out here.

Gregorbian- Glad you like the Mon Cal...he's a pretty easy cut and glue custom, but the drybrushing is what makes him, I think. I used a POTJ Mon Cal warrior and a Feltipern Trevagg body. And the head scar? It didn't come from a childhood accident or a battle on a Keelkana...it came from butterfingers here drilling too deep into his noggin to accomodate the Feltipern neck post.  ;D

The Jetpack clone is going to get some more gear strapped to his legs, and a jetpack, as soon as I figure out which one to use.

Commander_Cody- Yeah, aesevwen does some amazing work, but I don't want to pay the prices his stuff goes for on E-Bay, especially when I'm perfectly capable of doing my own versions. And JubJub's designs are too cool NOT to try. I also have an elite clone and a HALO clone in the beginning stages, as well as his new Aqua trooper.

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Ner_vod on September 5, 2005, 01:58 PM
Hey DD can give a  link that shows jubjubjedi's artwork on those clones? I'm liking the airborne trooper so far


Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: CHEWIE on September 5, 2005, 02:12 PM
DD, it's nice to see an update from you. I was feeling deprived. ;)

Utapua Clone - I bet Dr. Padawan's going to be very please with this. Those paint lines look about as perfect as one can get.

Airborn Clone - He already looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to the final result.

Mon Calamari - One of the best, most original customs I think I've seen you do. There aren't enough non-military customs out there. This one looks like an excellent background character. Wow. Definitely my favorite custom that you've done in a long time! A+++

Bith - I like this guy a lot. He seems to have a ton of gear, and should be ready for a battle with just about anybody.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 5, 2005, 02:18 PM
Hey Cody! Here's the link...but hopefully he'll take me up on my invite and post them over here soon...

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB7&Number=1360741&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Chewie- Thanks for the kind words. I do think I want to do more "background" kind of customs; part of what made the OT so cool was the feeling that there were really people just going about their lives in the background. Still. I'm surprised everyone likes the Mon Cal so much; to me he just seemed really simple and kind of a lazy custom, design-wise. I've been in a bit of a creative slump of late, and although I like him, I was just kind of mixing and matching pieces to see what I could come up with. I'm glad he's gotten such a good response!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Ryan on September 5, 2005, 02:39 PM
jubjubjedi did register here ther other day. I hope he post something too, I was looking for a old thread over there, and I looked at some of his works, IT was excellent.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 5, 2005, 06:59 PM
Utapua Clone - I bet Dr. Padawan's going to be very please with this.

Just wanted to post and (publically) concur with CHEWIE: DoctorPadawan is VERY pleased with the Utapau Clone.  DD's been extremely nice and friendly and has gone above and beyond with me during this whole process, and I couldn't be happier.  So, publically, thanks DD! :)

(now I just have to keep myself from asking for more Clone repaints)  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 5, 2005, 09:22 PM
Hey, Doctor P! Glad you like it! Here's the other clone you commissioned:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneCommander-Blue.jpg)

You asked for him clean...but I'm dying to weather him. Good thing I'm sending it back to you this week or I might give in to the temptation. ;D

And please, feel free to commission as many clones as you wish. ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: CHEWIE on September 6, 2005, 12:09 AM
I'm glad you two now have a "relationship."   ;)

That other clone looks great too.  I wish I had the patience for painting clones, I just don't have what it takes.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 6, 2005, 01:52 AM
Well, Doctor Padawan let me weather him, so here's the completed pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneCommanderBlue-weathered.jpg)

I just threw him on the forest background for fun...much more interesting than my kitchen counter. ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: ThePerennial on September 11, 2005, 01:49 AM
W00t! That's the endor background I submitted!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 11, 2005, 07:07 PM
You got it, Perennial! I was wondering if anyone would catch that!


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2005, 07:58 PM
That looks outstanding DD.  I only wish that I could take such clear pics (and paint that good).

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Labor Day!
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 11, 2005, 09:43 PM
Tell you what, Chewie...you loan me your drybrushing skills and creativity, and I'll loan you my ability to paint a straight line. ;)

Well, aside from the Sith Lords and Mercenaries I've been trying to complete this weekend, I finally finished another project I've been working on this week...Saesee Tinn's Jedi Starfighter.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Tinnsstarfighter.jpg)

I think it came out pretty well. Masking it was a time consuming pain, and there's a few places I had to clean up because it bled a bit, but otherwise it was fun to do. I used a Metallic Flake Jade Green on it, and with the weathering, it looks really nice next to some of Hasbro's starfighters.

Oh, and to keep my legal department happy: "Toy shown in fantasy situation. Toy does not actually fly, and may require hand support."   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Ryan on September 11, 2005, 09:52 PM
Wow! That turned out fantastic DD!! The metalic green was a great choice of color. The weathering is excellent, it looks random but natural. You got any plans to do Mace's? :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 11, 2005, 11:52 PM
I really like that color. It's very crisp. I also like the flaking off in certain areas. It looks like in the proper places and directions for a head on fight. The hard part looked like painting around the cockpit. Did you take the ship apart to paint it or just mask everything on one piece?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Famine on September 12, 2005, 12:07 AM
 :o Wow, that's damned cool. The metal green flake paint really makes this ship. I plan on doing a Jedi Starfighter into a "Stealt" starfighter. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 12, 2005, 04:05 AM
SLC- I actually do plan on doing Mace's ship at some point, and one for Ki Adi Mundi. Any after that will depend solely on whether these things ever go clearance anywhere.  ;D

Master Phruby- Thanks for commenting, I appreciate the feedback. I took the cockpit off to paint the ship, but was forced to mask it as one piece as I couldn't figure out how to get the wing panels apart without breaking it.

Dressel: Your Stealth fighter sounds cool...what plans to you have for it? Just paint job, or are we talking design changes as well?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 12, 2005, 09:31 AM
I wish the ships would go on clearance. That one looks like a fun project to test out my airbrush on.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: CHEWIE on September 12, 2005, 10:32 AM
Beautiful work DD.  That's outstanding, and it's nice to see you customizing ships too.  It looks like the perfect home for that custom Tiin figure that you made.  I can visually see him flying over Coruscant or in some space battle. 

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Gregorbian on September 12, 2005, 01:27 PM
That ship is really well done DD!  Nice work, the lines look very crisp.
Is that all spray painting and masking or were the green parts hand painted?   What kind of paint works well on vehicles?

That starfighter looks excellent on that background, nice job on that too!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Famine on September 12, 2005, 01:36 PM
A repaint with possible styrene mods.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Ruprecht on September 12, 2005, 06:56 PM
I like I like.  Did you use acrylic paint or enamels?

B
Title: Re: Some Other Customs
Post by: ThePerennial on September 13, 2005, 10:32 PM
Some rebel generals. In case you can't tell, I like Quarren and Trandoshans quite a bit for customs. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RebelGenerals.jpg)

 I know this is from the first page, but I had to comment on the human rebel general: What head was used? it looks EXACTLY like my freind's dad!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 13, 2005, 10:46 PM
hey, and also I'd like to express my opinions about  the colored clones on the front.

 If you mean wolverines as in michigan, well I have one thing to say "they suckkkkkkk"
  sorry just my opinion, thanks for listneing to my rant ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/11
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 14, 2005, 05:09 AM
Perennial: There's a custom blast from the past! The human generals head is from a BBI Marine figure. They reuse that head sculpt a lot, so it should be relatively easy to find...if you want to make a custom of your friend's Dad!  ;D

Smartypants: Actually, the "Wolverines!" reference comes from an 80's movie called Red Dawn, featuring your favorite actor and mine, Patrick Swayze.  :P The joke's a lot funnier if you've seen the film.

Gregorbian: The entire green areas of the starfighter were done by spray painting it, although the battle damage and weathering were done by hand.

Bjardkerr: I try to only use Acrylics. Enamels are too unpredictable with different plastics.

Famine: Your fighter sounds like an interesting concept...I look forward to seeing it!

Chewie: My customizing passion is still figures, but I have a few extra ships lying around, so I figured...why not?   ;) Besides, I always likes Saesee Tinn, especially in that second season of CLONE WARS.

-DD
Title: Shadow troopers
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 24, 2005, 10:06 PM
Ah, is it Saturday already? Time for my first update of the weekend then.

Recently, Red5sixx got the Utapau Shadow Troopers in stock, and I got to check them out. This is one "batmanization" clone I actually like, but I don't want to spend the dinero to have a small squad of them. Luckily, as a customizer, I don't have to! Here's my first Shadow trooper custom, and the Shadow Unit commander, who I've dubbed Commander Wraith.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneCommanderWraith.jpg)

I'm not sure he's finished yet, so suggestions are welcome. I also may auction Commander Wraith off for the relief effort, once everyone's customs are in.

I'll have more updates throughout the weekend, I hope. I've got a few that are near completion...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: ThePerennial on September 24, 2005, 10:48 PM
That's why I lOVE customising, Hasbro has so much expensive clones coming out nbowadays and all we need to do is dish out the acrylics and the brushes and have a field day!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: Famine on September 24, 2005, 10:55 PM
86 the white pouches for red, and it'll be perfect. The white pouches look like sore thumbs to me. Yeah, that Commander would sell well, I think. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: baragon on September 24, 2005, 11:06 PM
I think that you should give the commander a white colorashion(sp) like Commander Bly (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=4913&zoneid=2).
JNiebs-
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 12:53 AM
Nice, nice, nice!  They look super evil too, like the kind of people who shoot Jedi in the back.

Very well done DD.  Other than what Famine said I think they are probably done.  Maybe a slight dry brushing with white/light tan, but I wouldn't try and overdo it.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: jokabofe on September 25, 2005, 01:40 AM
They came out really nice. I'm digging the red visors...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: Ryan on September 25, 2005, 04:22 AM
I think that you should give the commander a white colorashion(sp) like Commander Bly (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=4913&zoneid=2).
JNiebs-

And then he wouldn't be a Utapau Shadow trooper. What whould the point of that be?

DD I think it looks great. I agree on the pouches. While I normally like my clones weathered abit, I think that this one looks better like this and I'd skip the drybrushing. That will definitely sell well. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: Ruprecht on September 25, 2005, 11:02 AM
I really like the red you used.  Is that a custom color or what?  It looks like if one were close enough, one could see one's own reflection in their visors.

I'd keep these guys clean, but that's just me.  They look more evil and untouchable w/o the battle damage.  These guys seem like assassins who strike and exfil without anybody knowing they were there, or where they came from.  Hence, they stay a tad "cleaner."

B
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: Gregorbian on September 25, 2005, 12:11 PM
Damn man, very badass customs!  I like the designs on the Clone Commander.  I'm sure he'll sell well, nice work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Saturday, 9/24
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 07:41 PM
Thanks guys. I think I will repaint the pouches on the pauldrom. Maybe gray, though...I feel like red might stand out too much.

Well, I promised more updates this weekend...here's another, Jedi Master Sarlooda.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Sarlooda1.jpg)

I always thought the idea of a Dug Jedi would be cool, especially since they'd fight with their feet. I'll have another pic up soon with a Jedi robe on this little guy.

I'm going to do as little more drybrushing on his arm gauntlets, as well as ditching the vermin brown color in the grooves...that didn't come out as well as I liked. I think the skin gradation came out really well, though. That and the spines make him look a lot different than Sebulba, I think.

More to come...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 07:53 PM
DD, that's one of your most creative customs in my opinion.  I really love this figure!  And it's not just the concept, it's the execution of your idea.

That's a very nice paint job you have going for him, I really like the blue color.  And the spiney things on his head are the perfect touch.

I made a blue Dug too, but not nearly as good as this.  It appeared in the first story in the Rykrof Enloe series.

 :P

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Famine on September 25, 2005, 07:53 PM
Awsome Dug Jedi!

Thats really unique and I think your the first to make such a figure. Nice job, DD.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 07:57 PM
Here's a pic with that Dug in it that I was referring to. Now all of a sudden I want to make another Dug...

(http://chewie34.250free.com/Crisis-01.jpg)

BTW, that was the first pic ever in the Rykrof Enloe series!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Gregorbian on September 25, 2005, 08:09 PM
DD - awesome Dug Jedi!  The color gradient is amazing - was that hand painted or did you use an airbrush?  I have never been able to do anything that seamless, it's perfect!  I like the spots on his skin too, nice touch there.

Instead of vermin brown for the grooves on his gauntlets, why not try gold (I forget which one I have, I don't think it's burnished gold though) or Mithril silver?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 08:11 PM
I agree, the tinting of his skin tone from light blue to darker blue looks amazing.  How did you do that DD?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 10:18 PM
I've reworked Sarlooda a little bit and am much happier with him. A little drybrushing makes all the difference. I will have some new pics up tonight... but I've run out of dull cote! Grrr...

I'm glad you guys like him...he's actually my second attempt. I hated his original paint scheme and painted over it. The basic recipe for him is a simple one. I painted the POTJ Sebulba codex gray, then once that dried, I drybrushed Shadow Gray along the areas I wanted to highlight, namely the top of his head, and the sides of his arms and legs. Several coats later, it looked pretty convincing, although it looks better in person. Red5sixx told me it looked "factory" when he saw it. ;D The spines were cut from one of the twenty Massifs I have in my fodder box...I may attempt something similar with some Mon Cal's in the future to vary them up.

Chewie: I always liked that blue dug back there, and wondered what his story was. He was my partial inspiration for this piece.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Diddly on September 25, 2005, 10:36 PM
Those figures are awesome! I love the fading of the blue on the Dug. Please, tell how you did it! The Shadow troopers are awesome too, I like the commander a lot! Great work! Too many exclamation points!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 11:36 PM
All right, here's a few more pics. First is Sarlooda with a little drybrushing. I consider him finished now, as I'm happy with him at this point. I think the gauntlets look a lot better now:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Sarlooda2.jpg)

Next up isn't really a custom, just some goofiness I was trying out. I have these Robin Hood figures I picked up for $1 each, and I'm just messing around with their accessories. Here's "Little John." ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookieewarrior.jpg)

I'd actually really like to incorporate those items into a custom wookiee (or two) but am not sure how to proceed yet. Suggestions?

Finally, here's another submission for the monthly customizing challenge, an as-yet unnamed Mandalorian. Forgive the shiny paintjob; like I said, I ran out of dull cote tonight.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Mandaloriansoldier.jpg)

I'll get some better pics of his jetpack and such once he's dulled down and finished.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Sunday, 9/25
Post by: Jeff on September 26, 2005, 12:01 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookieewarrior.jpg)

Looks like the start of a great custom wookiee (or two)!

Maybe a wookiee elder with the cloth peices and a black/gray paint scheme and maybe give him some kind of sceptre or ceremonial shield?

Then maybe paint the pouches brown/black to look more "leathery" like Chewie's bandolier and combine with a Wookie helmet and a BFG for a Wook Heavy Gunner?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Gregorbian on September 26, 2005, 01:47 PM
I agree with Jeff - that wookie could really be something!  Those SG look pretty good on him, very interesting...  The only thing that I can think of to add right now would be some sort of helmet and repainting the bandolier (as Jeff mentioned). 

I'm still completley blown away by that Dug Jedi Sarlooda.  The paint job is so incredible that I can't even imagine that it was hand-painted.  Awesome work.

Mandalorian - Like I said in the other thread, I like the design and paintjob on this guy, but I don't really like the sculpt (hasbro's G.I.Joe sculpt that is).  Sometimes G.I. Joe figures work for Star Wars customs, but I think usually the bodies don't translate that well into the Star Wars universe...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: CHEWIE on September 26, 2005, 01:52 PM
Ok, that Wookiee is awesome.  I would suggest that you cut the string to be shorter that is holding his outfit on, maybe a dab of glue would be good to keep the knot from slipping.

Then, I would paint the bandolier some sort of brown tint, or even yellowish.  His cloth clothes could possibly be darkened a bit.

After that, a nice dry brush on the Wookiee and you have one hell of a custom figure.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 26, 2005, 03:52 PM
Good advice. I have so many pieces in my fodder box, I don't know what to do with them half the time.

Here's another I've been working on for the monthly challenge... a Trandoshan Separatist.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/TrandoshanSeparatist.jpg)

I wanted to give him armor and weaponry reminiscent of the Trandoshans in REPUBLIC COMMANDO, as well as varying up the skin tone a little bit. So, I dug up a little lizard reference on the internet and patterned him after a Gold Tengu lizard.

He still needs a little more yellow and orange drybrushed on, but he's almost finished. Again, please excuse the lack of dull cote...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: CHEWIE on September 26, 2005, 04:25 PM
Wow, that's different (yet very good). I haven't had the chance to play that game, but it does look like a video game character.

So how did you go about making this? What's the armor and gun from? It looks really cool.

The visor is a nice touch too, but my favorite part is his skin tone.

Nicely done DD!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Gregorbian on September 26, 2005, 10:29 PM
I agree with everything that CHEWIE said.  The scale pattern is dead-on, excellent job on that!
Is the armor removable?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 26, 2005, 11:36 PM
Chewie: The torso is Boshek's, and everything else is a SAGA Bossk, figure wise. The gun and armor are from a Final Fantasy figure. They'll both probably see some more detailing before I'm done, along with his skin. And since I have another FF Gray Edwards lying around, they'll be another soldier soon as well...

Gregorbian: The armor is completely removable... just snaps apart at the seams quite easily.

I think it's funny if I repaint a clone, everyone at RS wets themselves and I get miles of feedback, but with this guy or my bith, both of which were tons of work, I get next to nothin.' :P

That's why I stay here. ;)


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Gregorbian on September 26, 2005, 11:54 PM
That's why I've never joined RS  :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: ThePerennial on September 27, 2005, 12:24 AM
That's why I don't even bother posting in RS anymore. I forgot who invited me to JD, but I HAVE to thank whoever did.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 27, 2005, 01:19 AM


I think it's funny if I repaint a clone, everyone at RS wets themselves

Well then, let's forget the pics of clones, trandoshans, and biths, and get some pictures of that!

That is a sweet trandoshan too.  Probably my 5th favorite brand of alien.  Nice custom.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: MetalJedi on September 27, 2005, 07:36 PM
Love the Trandoshan! Thats my favorite alien race. The coloring on the skin is awesome. Nice to see someone do something with that Saga Bossk.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 28, 2005, 12:03 AM
Nice, do you have any pics without the Armor?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 28, 2005, 04:53 AM
I do... I just finished dull coating the figure, so as soon as he's dry I'll get some new pics up with and without armor.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 29, 2005, 02:42 PM
Cant wait to see him, I might do one myself.

If you dont mind.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Dimetrodon on September 30, 2005, 03:07 PM
You really need to get up those pictures asap. He looks completely awesome.

was looking back at soem older pages too, I think the Dug jedi dealie is cool as hell also.

man, I really missed this place.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-updated Monday, 9/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 2, 2005, 03:48 AM
All right...I'm severly pressed for time this weekend, so updates and responding to PM's will have to wait...but in the meantime, here's some unarmored pics of that Trandoshan to tide you guys over...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/TrandoshanSeparatistII.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/TrandoshanSeparatistIII.jpg)

By the way, go see SERENITY. It's really good...

Until later!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics 10/2
Post by: Ryan on October 2, 2005, 03:55 AM
Very nice DD! It loos great sans the armor as well. Is that a Halo 2 Brute shot?

I totally agree about Serenity, I saw it Friday and it is right up there with my all-time favorites. It is an amazing movie,. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics 10/2
Post by: Gregorbian on October 2, 2005, 10:13 PM
I love this guy sans armor!  This is one of the best customs that you have made so far, in my opinion.  The wash on the suit turned out really well and I'm still blown away by the effective skin pattern that you gave him.  Great work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics 10/2
Post by: CHEWIE on October 2, 2005, 10:21 PM
Wow, awesome new pics of him DD!  He looks even better I think with all of the armor off... but that's just me.  It seems to look a little more realistic that way.  With his armor on though, it's still superb.  Wonderfully done.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics 10/2
Post by: Ruprecht on October 3, 2005, 02:05 AM
While we all expect great work from you, DD, I think this  is one of your best (this coming from someone who is a bonafide clonut, and your clones are fantastic).  His paint job is very well executed, and he looks like a real mean dude - but to make armor for him that's actually REMOVEABLE!  That's very difficult to pull off and still make it authentic-looking.  He looks great with or without, which in my opinion makes this a perfect mesh of artistic vision and ingenuity.

B
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics 10/2
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 15, 2005, 09:35 PM
Thanks for all the great feedback, guys. Trandoshans remain some of my favorite customs to do.

I have a few customs to finish up this weekend, so I'll be posting them as they're finished. But I wanted to get an update started, so here's a couple of simple ones.

I was impressed with the ROTS Yoda, especially his poseability, but hated how his cloak was just sort of draped over his shoulders. So, using the arms from a Yoda from the Battlepack and some epoxy, I went to work:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/YodaonDagobah.jpg)

I might give Yoda a touch of drybrushing, but not too much. I want him to work on Dagobah as well as in a Clone Wars display.

For those of you wondering, that is indeed a vintage Dagobah set in the background that I picked up recently. The foam had long since rotted away, so I went to work on it. It's still not quite finished, but was finished enough to work as a backdrop in this pic. I'm thinking of using some glue and epoxy to sculpt the OTC stands from Luke and Yoda into the hole where the foam was, so I can actually display them in that "handstand" pose. Anyway, here's another shot of a different section.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/YodaonDagobah2.jpg)

Next up, Random Background Character Theatre. Here's an Elomin barfly.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Elominbarfly.jpg)

Since I remain creeped out by Tanus Spijek's man-teats to this day, I decided to eliminate them here and sculpted a new chest area for this guy. I was going to make him a merc, but then decided I don't have nearly enough "regular joes." So, now he's an alchoholic. ;)

I need to fix that smudge on his toe, but otherwise I think this guys done.

And finally, a return to cloning. I have all these Jetpack clones, so I decided to start assigning them to the various legions. Here's a 501st.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/501stJetpackclone.jpg)

That's all for now, but I might have more later this weekend.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: MetalJedi on October 16, 2005, 12:02 AM
Nice work there DD. That last clone looks like he drank the water in Mexico though.  ;D Sorry I had to say it.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: darth_ripley on October 16, 2005, 12:35 AM
Yoda & Dagobah look very nice, can't wait to see the whole diorama when complete. the cape looks so much better on yours, that is a great improvement.

i know what you mean about Tanus & those "appendages" ... reminds me of Bob from Fight Club.  your barfly looks much better without them  ;)

i like the jetpack Clone a lot. the blue color is dead on & the weathering is great, just enough but not overboard. metaljedi your comment cracked me up about the clone drinking the water in mexico :D  thanks for the laugh - i really needed it!  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: Ruprecht on October 16, 2005, 10:45 AM
I really like that clone, DD, and the Tanus modification is exactly what's needed.  Leave the smudge on his toe, so it looks like he expelled a little bile and was too drunk to clean it up.  Good move on the Yoda as well, I hate fixing stuff because it takes a lot of time, usually.  My compliments.

Clone questions:

What did you use for the streak of Montezuma's Revenge flame?  I like it.

Do you have a set mixture that you use to get that 501st blue color?  I've tried mixing my own a couple times, but it's either too dark or too powder-blue, and I'm tired of wasting my paint.

B
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 16, 2005, 01:20 PM
That's the part I like about the 501st jetpack clone. The fire trail. It just makes the jetpack clone so much cooler. Can you get a better picture of Yoda's house? I see you painted it to look much more realistic.

Good call on removing the breasts from the Tanus. Thats the way the toy should have looked.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 03:41 PM
   MetalJedi: I'm thinking the Clone army needs to lay off the Late Night Taco Bell.   ;)

   Darth Ripley: His name...was Robert Paulson.  ;D Yeah, I thought the teats were a bit much, they really disturbed me. I had a couple of extra Spijek's, so I figured if Aqualish can suddenly have four eyes and Grans can have entirely different hands... I could pull a Lucas and eliminate the man-boobs.  :P

   bjardkerr: The jetpack clone is perched on a display stand that came with the MArvel Legends series 5 Nick Fury figure. (Who also came with a jetpack.) I have a few extras since I bought extra Fury's for SHIELD customs, as well as a Red Skull. So, I now display my Jetpack clones on those extra bases.

Oh, and no mixing at all on my 501st colors. It's just Games Workshop Enchanted Blue. The pic lightens it ever so slightly, but it's a dead-on match for Hasbro's color.

   Phruby: I'll post pics of Yoda's digs as soon as I finish it. It's not quite where I want it yet.

   -DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: MetalJedi on October 16, 2005, 03:49 PM
Oh, and no mixing at all on my 501st colors. It's just Games Workshop Enchanted Blue.
-DD

How much is that paint DD? And how much do you get?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 04:36 PM
Hey MJ,

It costs anywhere between $2-3 depending on where you get it. It comes in a resealable containter with a pop top (so now messy paint around the lid, getting in the grooves and making it difficult to open.) You get probably a little more than you do in a Testor's bottle. They look like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/1.jpg)

A little goes a long way though. I've done maybe 25 501st and the jar is still more than half full. Not to mention they're the best paint I've ever used. The consistency is perfect. They never seem to get goopy or dry out.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/15
Post by: MetalJedi on October 16, 2005, 04:42 PM
Thanks! I have a few regular white SA clone I wanna make into 501st.
Title: Update 10/16
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 09:20 PM
Here's another I've had half finished in my customs bin for about four months and finally decided to finish... a Duros Jedi.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DurosJedi.jpg)

George Lucas may hate these guys and wish they'd never been in the film, but I like 'em. (Much like the Shistavanen Wolfman...) This is one that looks better in person. The flash picked up a lot of highlights in the drybrushing that are actually more subtle in the actual figure. I only wish I could do the lightsaber effects as well as Chewie...

Anyway, here's another one. In Dark Horse's REPUBLIC series, Nar Shaddaa is lorded over by Durga the Hutt. Although it's just a simple repaint, here's my first shot at Durga.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DurgatheHutt.jpg)

I may keep doing coats of drybrushing across him, as I feel he could still use some more detail. Wish I had an airbrush for this...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sun. 10/16
Post by: jedistyle on October 16, 2005, 09:46 PM
nice duros jedi DD. i tried to use that anikin body for my duros jedi, but i had some trouble with fitting the slim neck into the head socket, too big, what did you use for a filler?

the custom looks really good, some very nice weathering, it really brought the detail in the boots out!looks like a jedi that see's alot of combat.

your lightsaber effects are great if you ask me. they look very comic bookish, unique. i hope mine come out that good when i start doing effects. what did you use for backround?

great job DD.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sun. 10/16
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 16, 2005, 09:51 PM
Thanks, jedistyle. I used a screw for the Duros neckpost, it worked out pretty well. The background on that one is an H.R. Giger painting. I figure doing stuff like that is more interesting than looking at my kitchen counter.   ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sun. 10/16
Post by: Glassman6 on October 17, 2005, 10:42 AM
The Jetpack 501st is very cool, but the duros jedi is my fav of the lot. The colors chosen are great!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sun. 10/16
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
DD - awesome update my friend. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on these. I had a busy out-of-town weekend.

Jet Clone - Very good, and creative too. I like the paint job on him. Not too much I could say to improve this. The fire efffect is excellent. A little big of a flame, but it's very cool. How well did it attach to the jet pack?

Elomin - Wow, great job. What did you do with the boobs?

Yoda - He looks a bit odd to me... it's just Hasbro's sculpt, but I think his head looks way too small for the body... I prefer the OTC Yoda and the VOTC one. Can't wait to see the completed playset though!

Hutt - Holy cow, that's some great painting! Maybe a little mix of dull yellow and brown might make it look a little more real. Wonderful job, it does look like you used an airbrush!

Duros - I agree, I love these aliens. Such a cool and simple design. You did a great job on this, the Anakin body is a good fit. Excellent paint scheme too.

I think mu favorite of the bunch is the Hutt, especially once you add in a few more paint details.

 :P



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sun. 10/16
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 18, 2005, 02:16 AM
Glassman: I think settling on the colors is what got me to finish the Duros. When I first assembled him I wasn't sure what color scheme to go with, so he got shelved for awhile. Glad you like the final result.

Chewie: Just goes to show you, different strokes for different folks. While I like the OTC Yoda, I hate the VOTS version, mostly because of his beady eyes and sour expression, like he just sucked on a lemon. The body is a good one though...I like his spindly legs.   :P

The Elomin's mommy bags went into the fodder box...perhaps someday I'll find a use for them.

As for the Jetpack clone, the Fury display base wedges rather well between the clone and the pack, making it fairly sturdy. Obviously it's way too much flame, but like I said, I like to vary up the pics, even if they're wildly inaccurate.  ;)

The Hutt is one of those I can't decide on...is it finished or isn't it? I'm tempted to sculpt a bit on the face, but don't want to take the chance of mucking it up.

-DD
Title: Let the weekend updates begin!
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 22, 2005, 02:21 AM
Here's my first submission to my regular weekend updates.

Not being satisfied with Hasbro's Bly "repaint" I decided to make one I thought better represented the character. Since I also was a fan of Bly as he appears in the comic, I wanted a version who could remove his helmet.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Bly.jpg)

The pic shows him with one of his officers that I haven't doctored yet so you can see the differences. One thing that I plan to do to all my Felucia clones is lengthen their necks so that their helmets fit correctly, and their chins don't poke through the mask as they do here. I also will paint all of their breath filters as I did Bly's.

Here's Bly sans helmet:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Blyunmasked.jpg)

I added a little of the scarring Bly has in the comic, but it's difficult to see in this pic. I'll get a better pic once I add the rest of the scars he sports in the comics. You'll also notice I allowed the lines from the lower portion of the clone helmet to show through the yellow paint as it does on his helmet in the movie...another detail Hasbro missed.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: Ryan on October 22, 2005, 03:40 AM
This is a nother thread I have been forgetting to post in. :-X :-[ I'll do a breakdown for each figure.

Yoda: It isn't my favorite but I do like it. I don't know what it is, it may be partially the wide stance. What really gets me excited though, is the Dagobah set you are working on, that has been on my to-do list for a long time now. I really want to do something like Ruf Terrain's but I have neither the space, nor the talent. I'm really excited to see your take on this.

Elom: Very nice looking figure. I'm glad I was the only one that those "things" creeped out.

Stormpooper: I commented more on FFURG on this guy but I'll repeat myself. I really like the paint job, the color matches perfectly and the weatherng couldn't have been done any better, it has just the right amount, and it is in the righjt places, like the wings.

Duro Jedi: I really like this figure. I rather like Duros myself, I don't know why GL hates them so much. The drybrushing on the boots looks excellent, I really like the silver/brown combo. Which Anakin body is that? I'm stumped.

Durga: I've been working on custom Hutt to, mine is fan-fic though. I must say I really like yours, the paint app is great so far, it really looks like you used an airbrush.

Bly- Your newwest Bly looks pretty good. The weather is top notch and you seem to have matched the color pretty good.I think he actually should have 2 colors of yellow on his legs. There is a stripe down the middle that should be the same color as the helmet and other striping and the other color should be a brighter yellow. I didn't even notice that the blue stripes showed through in the movie, I'll have to ivestigate that.

Great updates DD, sorry it took me so long to reply,
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: CHEWIE on October 22, 2005, 11:32 AM
Your Bly is looking really nice DD.  I might suggest a bit of weathering up around the shoulders/biceps area too, and a touch of it on the helmet.

I don't like how Hasbro missed painting the breathing filters either.  I need to fix that also.  I did fix it on the Coruscant Clone 5-pk Target exclusive though.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: darth_ripley on October 22, 2005, 02:51 PM
i just finished my custom Bly last nite actually DD :)

i like the removable helmet a lot, Bly looks great. i just cheezed out & repainted a red Commander for my Bly, so my kama & buckles are not as accurate, but it will do since i already had a Felucia grunt done awhile back too. i'll start a thread next week with some stuff i have done & some WIP stuff.

other than Chewie's suggestions, the shoulder pauldron on Bly should be a reddish/brown color, like in this pic. not trying to nitpick, believe me, i just looked at the pic all day yesterday :P one thing i like to do to make the brown Hasbro dirt on the legs look more movie-like and not so uniform is to lightly sand it a little here & there. i did that on an Unleashed Clone, on his legs and it improved the look a billion times.

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/commanderbly/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 22, 2005, 03:02 PM
Thanks for posting that pic, Dath Ripley! It's reminded me of how I have to go with a lighter shade of yellow on Bly's inner thighs. I take issue with the reddish brown on the pauldron, though...every pic I've seen (including the one posted) just looks like a dirty dark yellow to me.

The sanding tip is also appreciated...I never thought of that! I will give Hasbro props for doing a better weathering job on the Evoloution Clone repaint, though...it looks like they finally designed a weathering pattern and screened it onto the actual figure. The 2nd version of the Evo clone even has a removable kama and a regular clone belt, so you can change him up and make him one of the clones from the landing pad when Yoda leaves for Kasshyyk.

I hope you'll post some of your work soon!

Chewie: Bly does have some shoulder weathering, but unfortunately, the flash washed it out.

Looks like I have some boot/thigh detailing to do, as well as repainting those kama stripes white...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: Ryan on October 22, 2005, 09:59 PM
On a non custom note; I love the new avatar. :)
Title: Re: Let the weekend updates begin!
Post by: jokabofe on October 22, 2005, 10:15 PM
One thing that I plan to do to all my Felucia clones is lengthen their necks so that their helmets fit correctly, and their chins don't poke through the mask as they do here.

I asked on the FFURG post, but I'll ask the same here: how do you plan on doing this? It's something I'd like to do with my clones as well. I was thinking about adding something to the Clone's head on the inside, so that it won't sit so low on the neck.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Sat. 10/22
Post by: Famine on October 22, 2005, 10:29 PM
Put the helmet on their face and then pull it back, thats how. Rather than push it down over their noggins.

At least thats how I'm told and I've seen it done.

Kevin
Title: Update 10/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 26, 2005, 04:15 PM
Hey Ryan! Yeah, the new avatar seems to be a hit!

In answer to the clone neck posts dilemma, I'm going to cut the necks off, build up the area with epoxy, and then reattach the neck to the heightened base.

Here's a few quick updates. I know these aren't some of my more complicated works, but I'm not as prolific and creative as Chewie. :)

First, a couple of Aqualish toughs, a local crime boss and his enforcer. I think they're brothers. Nepotism, don't ya know.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Aqualishthugs.jpg)

I'm going to repaint the whiskers on the first one, I think...give it a little more white. I may also give his outfit another drybrushing with some blue to tone down that gray.

Here's a shot of the Aqualish enforcer from the back. His hair is greasy. :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Aqualishthugback.jpg)

Next up, a fan-fic Clone Intel unit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneIntel.jpg)

This design in loosely based on some conceptual drawings in the Art of ROTS book.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: Quazar on October 26, 2005, 04:23 PM
Hey, I love the Aqualish guys!  Is that a Ree Yees body?  Excellent choice of parts and painting.  I wish I had these two.

Also, extremely clever idea to repaint the "tusks" on the 2nd one to give a little more variety!  I would never have thought of that.

The clone is cool, too, even though custom clones aren't my forte (I can never tell which ones were made by Hasbro and which weren't - some consider that an insult, some a compliment!  ;)

I guess the custom ones are weathered and the Hasbro ones ain't.  Still, nice work.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: Gregorbian on October 26, 2005, 10:16 PM
Great updates!  That removable helmet Bly is excellent, I really want to try one out.  Great job matching up the paint colors on the Evo Clones.

The Aqualish thugs are very well done and they look like they can dish out a beating.  I like the chainmail kama on the Aqualish on the right. 

That Clone Intel Officer is awesome.  I saw one on e-Bay (was it aeseven7's?) and I like your version as well.  Did you cut an Evo Clone helmet and attach the face part to a Bacara head?  Whatever you did it looks perfect!  Is the helmet still removable?

Great update DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 27, 2005, 02:06 AM
Ryan: That is indeed a Ree Yees body on that first Aqualish.

Greg: Glad you like the Bly...I like the character too much to let Hasbro's version stand.  ;)

Glad you like the Kama; it was originally from a Zam Weseell, then  cannabalized from my first attempt way back when at an ARC trooper. (Never posted, because it turned out fairly crappy.) I have a few other Aqualish in the works, but ones that I'm doing a little resculpting on so they don't all look like Ponda Baba with a change of clothes.

Good job on figuring out how I made the helmet! It is indeed removable; I hollowed out the Bly helmet, then cut the face plate from the Evo clone and glued it in. It fits really nicely, so I may do a few more.

Now get going on updating your thread, Greg! Chewie and I can't do it all!    ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: CHEWIE on October 27, 2005, 02:38 AM
Damn!  These look great.  I have to go to bed, but I'll comment more tomorrow!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: hemble on October 27, 2005, 06:32 AM
Awesome Figures DD I especially like the Clone troopers always been my favourite figures.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: CHEWIE on October 27, 2005, 10:45 AM
Clone Intel Unit - What a great, unique design.  The helmet really distinguishes him from other clones!  Wonderful idea and execution!

Aqualish Thug #1 - I think this is a great use of the Ree Yees body, I could totally see him starting bar fights on Coruscant somewhere.  And great color scheme too.  Well done!

Aqualish Thug # 2 - Good use of that body too, it doesn't really look like an outdated sculpt with your painting skills.  The Zam Wesell kilt thing is a perfect touch!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: darth_ripley on October 27, 2005, 01:25 PM
the Aqualish thugs are great, nice mercanaries to fill out a background scene/dioarama with. i think whisker highlights would really look great on the one guy just to make the beard "pop" more, but you already know that  ;)

the clone is very cool too, great use of the Baccara head, nice to see the AOTC visor for a change. i go through different clone stages...one minute i can't stand to look at any on my desk, the next minute i am thinking of more fan fic/EU designs.
"Just when i try to get out, they pull me back in"  :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: ThePerennial on October 27, 2005, 07:36 PM
DD, never until today did I think that the Intel clone was possile without sculpting. You've proven me wrong! PLEASE tell me you're making casts :P

  I also like the aqualish customs. The parts just fit and the colout choice is great. I love how you used the zam wessel kama. I may have to do that for one of my mandalorian customs soon.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Wed. 10/26
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 1, 2005, 05:14 AM
Hey Perennial: I never considered making casts of my Intel clone head, but I guess I could. Stay tuned. ;)

Anyway, here's two quickies to tide you guys over. First up is a figure that's inspired in a lot of ways by Chewie's Trofarr the Terrible (Who I'm planning on doing my own custom of) and Gregorbian's Kubaz Merc from a while back. Here's a random Gran thug.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Granthug.jpg)

I'm going to tone down the weathering on his jumpsuit, as I think the armor is weathered quite a bit and the grimy jumpsuit just blends in...so soon he'll get that jumpsuit underneath sent to the cleaners. ;)

Next up is just some fun swapping parts with the new SAGA Han.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Kit-bashedHan.jpg)

Basically, I just removed the yellow stain on Han's shirt, added a Han Endor Raid jacket and a VOTC Han gunbelt, and voila! Instant ROTJ Han Solo.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2005, 01:22 PM
Sweet update!  That Dengar body is absolutely pefect for a Gran.  Wonderful choice, I wish I had thought of that (adds on to-do list).

Wow, you already got the SAGA Han?  Did you order it from that Toy Works place?  Looks like an improvement on the figure already.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: hemble on November 1, 2005, 06:06 PM
DAMN YOU ALL  ;D

Everytime I see more of your guys customs the more I want to go out and get heaps of figures for custom fodder my poor visa won't know what hit it.

But I do like the REE-YEES custom very bounty hunter looking and the Han figure is simple but affective.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: Gregorbian on November 3, 2005, 10:20 PM
I agree with everybody else so far - that Dengar body works great for the Gran thug, nice job!
I love the fact that you're customizing a figure that isn't supposed to be out yet, priceless!  ;D  That Han turned out pretty well, the jacket seems a tad bit too large, but I think it works fine.  I really like the VOTC Han sculpt, so I'll probably use that for any Han customs that I am going to make (I've had an Endor Han on the backburner for about 5 months now...)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 4, 2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks guys. I like the Gran too...I'm just disappointed the flash washed out so much of the armor detail.

Gregorbian: I like the VOTC Han too, but he just seems too skinny to be a post ANH Han.

Chewie: I have a few other Gran in the works too...including a version based off of your latest masterpiece, and my own Trofarr the Terrible.  :P

Oh, and I got my Saga figs from Red5sixx. I'm looking at Bib and Leia on my desk as I type this.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 11:18 PM
Damn you and  RedSixx.  Just kidding, I'm glad to see a great collector such as yourself having them already.  And customizing a figure that isn't supposed to be out yet proves your love for the hobby even more.

So you're making a Troffar too?  Sounds cool.  I need to make a second version of him if I can find a good body.  The Dengar body you used for a Gran might be the one I pick.

Also, I was looking at that Clone Intel unit figure again.  I think your helmet design is awesome on it.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-New pics Tues 11/1
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 5, 2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks, Chewie. As for the Clone Intel unit, I plan on making a few more...let me know if you need one for the ol' photonovel. ;)

Here's a quick pic of that Mandalorian from a while back, reworked.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Mandalorianraider.jpg)

I went with a black bodysuit to vary him up, gave him some additional leg armor, got rid of the cape, and gave him added accessories. I'm pretty happy with him now.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.6.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 6, 2005, 10:02 PM
That looks really cool DD, almost like something you'd see in one of the old Marvel comics in terms of the color pattern.

You clearly put a lot of work into this, and it shows, he's loaded with accessories.

I might suggest a more dull color (or darker) for the red pattern if you felt like any touch up, probably just on the helmet part though, as the chest symbol is perfectly done.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.6.05
Post by: Diddly on November 6, 2005, 11:56 PM
That's a great looking Mandalorian, but he looks a tad bit too colorful/bright, IMO. Still looks really good though!

The Gran is great, I like the painting you did to the Dengar armor.

And the Han is excellent! I'm glad you took a pic, as I finally get to see the figure up close. Like CHEWIE said, you improved it a lot!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.6.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 7, 2005, 04:29 AM
Oddly enough, the Mandolorian is a lot darker in person. The flash brightened up the blue and red quite a bit.

I'll try to get some pics in natural light soon. I have a few other customs to show that I haven't posted because they just look terrible in the indoor pics I took.

-DD
Title: The Face of Evil
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 14, 2005, 12:09 AM
I've been violently ill this week, so I haven't had the strength or motivation to post anything on the boards. There's a lot of great new customs I have to comment on, but it'll have to wait until later this week.

In the meantime, here's a quick custom to tease you for my next update. Here's Palpatine as he appeared in his battle with Yoda.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/EmperorPalpatineFinalBattle2.jpg)

And here's one that's a little more of a close-up so you can see him better.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/EmperorPalpatineFinalBattle.jpg)

I'll probably give his face a wash to bring out the detail, and maybe work on his teeth a bit.

This custom is made from a ROTS Mas Amedda and a Bust-Up Emperor Palpatine. Thanks to red5sixx over at www.bluedottoyz.com for getting me the bust-up so quickly.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2005, 12:16 AM
Been sick eh? Sorry to hear that. Get your health back, then worry about us later. ;)

I must say I am a bit disappointed in the Palpatine Bust-Up... is it a little bigger than the regular figures? I remember from past waves there were a few like Han and Luke that seemed a bit overscaled, but they seemed to fix that with the Bounty Hunter wave and the Royal Guards. The Sidious one seemed a bit big too.

That's not to take away from your custom though; I want to try the exact same thing! Maybe I'll try it with a different figure base instead of Mas Amedda, but not sure yet.

Good update DD, can't wait to see some more! :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 14, 2005, 12:19 AM
Hey Chewie,

The bust-up head is no larger than the regular head of Palpatine.

It might look a bit big in the picture because of the angle. I'll get some pics from other angles so you can see it in more detail. I went with the Mas Amedda body because the sleeves were such a perfect match to Palpatine's when he's in this outfit.

Here's another shot:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/EmperorPalpatine3.jpg)

The hood is kind of wide, but I think I like it this way. It kind of matches how wide the bottom of Palpy's hood actually lay on his crusty noggin. I'm going to have to get a few more Palpy's to use that hood for my Darth Reven figure.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2005, 12:34 AM
Ok, I see.  I guess his waist just seems a bit thin.  I'm not criticizing it, just trying to figure out how I'm gonna try and may my own. 

Great painting on this too by the way!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 14, 2005, 12:47 AM
Don't worry Chewie, I didn't think you were criticizing. And I wouldn't take offense if you were.  ;D

I originally tried mixing this with the SAGA Palpy, but it looked terrible.

If I find a better lower torso I'll definitely pop this one out and use that one. Personally I'd like to find one that's a little more "action" oriented.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: hemble on November 14, 2005, 05:25 PM
Hi Ya DD

Hope you are feeling better now!

I really like your version of Palpatine very well done just wish that I could get more variety of figures here in Oz so I can do more customs. Keep up the great work look forward to seeing more.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: red5sixx on November 14, 2005, 11:11 PM
Hey DD,

As if I don't say it all the time nice custom. We need to see more of your post so the big H can see how it should be done. What do you think?

Red5
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: kliqfan4life on November 16, 2005, 12:00 AM
dude sick palpatine but what lightsaber is that? is it from the bust up? and call me retarted but what exactly is a Mandalorian and why does it look like boba/jango?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2005, 12:13 AM
Looks like the lightsaber is from the bust up.

A Mandalorian is a member of a group of masked warrior clans in the Star Wars universe. Mandalorians are less of a species, and more of a culture: they assimilate new species into their own existing culture when they conquer a planet or people. The leader of the Mandalorians typically takes on the title of "Mandalore". Mandalorians are frequently allied with the Sith Order, most notably Exar Kun and much later as a prototype for the clone troopers under the power of Darth Sidious and the Galactic Republic.

Originally, the Mandalorian clans were led by the warlord "Mandalore the First" and were ranked amongst the best fighters in the galaxy, thriving for battle. They were known for their use of cutting-edge weaponry and held to a strict code of honor. They were a warrior race. These Mandalorians wore crusader armor that differed from one soldier to the next.

Mandalore itself is a temperate, albeit desolate, world located in a rather overlooked and inconspicuous area at the edge of the Inner Rim. Making a living upon its surface took on a battle of survival, and thus, the Mandalorians know no other way of succession. Most importantly, however, is the metal that is only found on this planet to date. It is called Mandametal, and is the only known metallic substance that can resist the focused energy output of a weapon such as a lightsaber. Indeed, it takes an enormous amount of power to punch a hole through it, and the armor that nearly every Mandalorian began wearing is comprised of it. For their own single combat engagements, blasters and other firearms were forbidden; they were useless anyway. It came down to either finding a seam or soft spot in the armor and stabbing, or bludgeoning the opponent to submission or death. In addition, the metal is so dense that it actually can blunt a Force impression through it. No Jedi, Sith, or other Force user can project or receive thoughts through its mass. This was, through hundreds of years of use, unknown to the Mandalorians, but was discovered by the Sith.

The Neo-Crusaders were led by "Mandalore the Ultimate" and started the Mandalorian Wars. The Neo-Crusaders armor was more advanced and uniform-like than their old armor. The design assembled a futuristic Samurai Gear. It came in many colors, though most were blue. Elites, sergeants, and a few other ranks wore green. Captains (and other ranks) wore red. Some other ranks wore yellow. Canderous Ordo, who would later become Mandalore, wore a unique suit of silver and black armor.

After their defeat in the Mandalorian Wars at the hands of the Jedi Revan and Malak, the Mandalorians went into a long decline. Canderous Ordo, who fought side by side with a redeemed Revan against Darth Malak during the Jedi Civil War, later claimed the rank of Mandalore and led a small remnant of his followers on the moon of Dxun. Ordo was also a key in defeating the Sith Lord Darth Nihilus on the battleship Ravager.

Canderous as the MandaloreSome one hundred years before the Battle of Ruusan, the leader of the Mandalorians was assassinated by the bounty hunter Durge. The Mandalorians struck back, and inflicted terrible vengeance upon the bounty hunter, but he managed to escape.

Over the next few centuries the Mandalorians slowly transformed into a less clan-based, more mercenary-oriented culture. It was around this time that a schism occurred in their ranks. A violent splinter group, known as the Mandalorian Death Watch, revolted against the leadership of Jaster Mereel, who led the True Mandalorian loyalist faction.

Eventually the civil war between these groups spilled on to the pastoral world of Concord Dawn. Here the Death Watch leader Vizsla attempted to murder Jaster. However, thanks to the assistance of a young orphan named Jango Fett, Jaster and his followers escaped the trap.

Eventually, Viszla caught up to Jaster and the Mandalorians on a distant world and, thanks to the treachery of fellow Mandalorian Montross, Jaster Mereel was killed in battle.

Jaster's protg, Jango, took over the reins of leadership, despite Montross's disparaging comment that it would mean a "child leading them."

Jango's tenure as Mandalorian leader ended at the Battle of Galidraan, where a Jedi taskforce under the leadership of Master Dooku led to the death of every remaining Mandalorian, except for Jango.

After this disaster, the Mandalorians were effectively ended as a force in the galaxy. Individuals survived on both on Mandalore and in other isolated pockets of known space, but they played little influence on galactic affairs until the Clone Wars, when Jango Fett became the host for a Grand Army of the Republic. One clone trooper, an elite ARC trooper named Alpha-2, ended up going rogue and changing the Mandalorians forever.

During the Clone Wars, the Mandalorians were employed as assassins by the Sith in their action to eradicate the Jedi, since the Mandalorians, inside their personal body armor, were impervious and uncorruptable. Jedi were subdued and placed aboard barges lined with Mandametal, to be towed out into empty space and dispatched - their true fates are not recorded.

Through some fluke of the Kaminoans' cloning technology, Alpha-2 had memories of Jango Fett. He went to Mandalore and started rebuilding the Mandalorian supercommandos from Mandalorian Protectors, police, and even Death Watchmen. Alpha-2 became Mandalore the Resurrector and his forces fought for Confederacy of Independent Systems. Among his troopers were Tobbi Dala and future Mandalore Fenn Shysa.

Twenty-six years after the Battle of Endor, the Mandalorians got a new leader, Boba Fett, who became Mandalore after Shysa's death on the planet Shogun, and continued the tradition of leading the Mandalorian Protectors. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Fett led the Mandalorians in the defense of Mandalore and liberated numerous planets like Tholatin and Gyndine.

But in all, The fates of the Mandalorians themselves are not recorded either. All that is known among the galactic populace is that the Mandalorians did exist, but that no known individuals walk among them any more. All of their technology was erased, and records are incomplete as to the exact location of Mandalore at the present time. During the peak of Mandalorian culture, one of their production factories, Mandalmotors, spawned branch plants on a few other planets, and this corporation continues to operate in limited capacity. Only two known examples of the Mandalorian battle armor exist as well, worn by the bounty hunters Boba Fett and Jodo Kast, but as to how they acquired them is pure conjecture.

Here is the traditional Mandalorian symbol -

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Mandskull.jpg/200px-Mandskull.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 05:17 PM
It seems to me that there is too much of a break between the bustup and the bottom half. Maybe some soft good or sculpty that flows down from the bust up hiding the lower half. It just looks strange this way.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update 11.13.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 20, 2005, 02:27 AM
Hey guys! Thanks for the feedback!

Red5sixx: Good to see you finally posting here and not just lurking anymore! Keep it up!

Master Phruby: In the pics I agree, the torso looks really weird. It looks MUCH better in person; but I'm on the lookout for a shorter, thicker lower body to eventually replace it with. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Just a quickie update....

As some of you know, I do a LOT of clone custom commissions. Recently, kliqfan4life contacted me about doing a custom Gree for him, but wanted to keep it on the cheap. So to cut down on paint time and the amount of work involved for me, I used Hasbro's Gree as the base figure. Here's the finished result.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderGreeHasbro.jpg)

Amazing what a little effort can do, eh Hasbro?

Next up, I borrowed a page from Chewie's book (which I think he borrowed from Talon Kaarde, wasn't it?) and did my own version of Episode III Obi-Wan in clone armor from the Star Wars Insider.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Obi-WanSp.jpg)

He still needs a clone belt, but I'm still shopping around for the right one...

And finally, here's that Mandalorian from long ago, finished except for maybe one more shot of dull cote.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Mandalorianraider2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Mandalorians.jpg)

I know some of you didn't much fancy the look of this guy, but I rather like him.

More later!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: rishakra on November 20, 2005, 11:58 AM
WOW!  That Gree is bad to the bone!  Can I get one?

I'm kneeling before Wobb...
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Tedious on November 20, 2005, 12:20 PM
That grey and brass Mandalorian is amazing!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 20, 2005, 01:35 PM
Nice update DD!  I'll try and update sometime today too.

Gree - Wow, that is stunning.  Looks 100% better than what Hasbro did.  Eventually I want to try and make one look like this.  Unreal how much better than Hasbro's version!

Obi Wan - Yeah, that looks kinda familiar!  Like that we both used the same cape.  It really gives him a flashy look that I think he needs.  I also like how you painted parts of his sleeves/pants brown.  Maybe a bit of weathering could look good, but I think he's fine without the added belt.

Mandalorian - Not a really big fan of the Joe bodies, but with this one I think it works.  Love the paint scheme.  Looks like a true bastard with that big rifle.  Really adds to him.

 :P

 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: ThePerennial on November 20, 2005, 10:07 PM
Awesome customs, DD; as always!

Gree - W00t. That is one awesome Gree. Too bad hasbro can't make a decent one; but then again that's why we've all taken up customizing, isn't it?

Obi Wan - I can't get enough of these clone wars obi-wans, and you've made yours colour-accurate! I love it. the cape is awesome, too

Mandalorian w/joe body - I'm really not one for different-looking mandalorian armour, but this kinda works somehow. I love the paint schene, too. Reminds me of Ghez Hokan from the "Republic commando: Hard Conact" novel.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 20, 2005, 11:52 PM
Thanks guys!

rishakra: Yes, kneel! Kneel before the penetrating stare of the evil Wobb! Heh heh. Seriously though, I'm happy to make you a Gree if you're serious. Shoot me a PM.

Tedious: Thanks! I'm sort of partial to that Mando myself! If I ever have time to do a photonovel, he'll play a major part.

Chewie: The Gree's pretty easy using Hasbro's as a base figure. You should give it a shot. I think you nailed Obi Wan with the Doom cape; I like the flaired action look of it, so I had to dry to duplicate yours. The tunic is weathered ever so slightly...another element lost in the flash...but you can see the weathering on the cape and the brown sleeves and pants pretty well. As for the Mando, I think he worked out well...once I added to twin missle jetpack and Djas Puhr belt I think I nailed it. Plus if I ever do a photonovel of my own, he'll be a major player, especially with all that poseability.

Perennial: What does W00t mean? In any case, glad you liked the Gree. The Obi-Wan was fun to do, and I like being reference accurate whenever possible...unless I think I have a better idea, or am just feeling lazy. ;) Also, it's funny you should mention Ghez Hokan...that's who I was sort of thinking of when I designed this guy. I'm going to disagree with you about different looking Mandalorians... I think it's important they don't all look like Fett...I think it takes something away from what makes Fett special, so I vary my Mando's up a bit. Plus I think it only makes sense considering the rag-tag Mercenary lifestyle they live, that they would pick up different equipment along the way.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: kliqfan4life on November 20, 2005, 11:55 PM
Dude DD,

that gree is sick!!! cant wait to get my hands on it
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 21, 2005, 01:18 AM
Glad you like the Gree, kliqfan. But, uh...there are two other new customs you could have commented on as well...  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: kliqfan4life on November 21, 2005, 06:02 AM
sorry dd my bad, I was in a hurry and gonna post later and later is now !! The obi-wan looks great except for the belt, what cape is that dooku? and the mandolorians are  the stuff!! but again  to me being so full of noob-sauce, what body is the brass one? for some reason I like that one better maybe because It looks different. One more thing about the palpatine, are the heads on the bust ups capable of being pulled out that head looks so good Im tempted to get one from the bluedottoyz.com. so I can put it on like 35.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 22, 2005, 10:33 PM
the obi is incredible but i realy am wondering bout the mando

it looks like it is a female becasue of the shape of the armor i like the paint scheme but not the sculpt realy but nayway great customs keep of the good work
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 22, 2005, 10:41 PM
Actually, it does have a feminine shape in a way.  Not that it's a bad thing, just an observation.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: red5sixx on November 22, 2005, 11:00 PM
DD,

 Let me start by saying, HEY HASBRO! Your customs always amaze me, just when I think they can't get better, BAM! Obi wan is nice, Gree ( Your killing me), and your Mandalorian looks like a bada@#. I really like the paint scheme. Where do you get your ideas? Do they come to you in your sleep? or maybe Wobb? I may never know. If where at work and I meet up with that Mandalorian in an alley and he kicked my a@#, would I be eligable for workers comp? That's it for now.

RED5
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 2, 2005, 04:11 PM
DD, where in the hell are you?   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: hemble on December 3, 2005, 03:42 PM
Hi DD

mate that Gree is awesome the paint apps are brillant and he looks like he should do from the movie.

Obi-Wan in clone armor is yet another great custom I'm going to have to one like that with the cape and see how it turns out.

That Mandalorian what can you say but WOW it looks bloody brillant and I especially like the bronze colour armour well done indeed mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 4, 2005, 01:02 AM
DD, where in the hell are you? :)

 :P

Hey Chewie!

I wish I could be on more; my personal life of late has become full to overflowing with things that eat awat at my time, so I may not be around much for at least another week or so.  Be assured, I'll have some new stuff when I pop back in, and will answer everyone's PM's as well!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 12:16 PM
Sounds good DD, no worries.  Always gotta take care of personal stuff first, this hobby is always secondary (or usually it is)!

Stay tuned because I should have a very big update in my thread this evening.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 11.20.05
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 8, 2006, 04:11 PM
Can you believe it's been a month and a half since I last updated? It's good to have time to post something again!

This first custom came about from having extra parts from the custom Gree's I've done for people. Since I use a #41 helmet to make Gree movie accurate, I end up with extra Gree heads lying around, which in and of themselves aren't bad...they're just not Gree. So, I decided to use one and make a commander out of it. Here is Commander Seph:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommanderSeph.jpg)

I imagine him as the instructor for the Republic Army's sniper corps, which is why I went with the long range rifle. I also scarred the hell out of his armor as I imagine him being alone in the field for long periods of time.

Next up is just a random use of Extra parts. I figure this is one of the ubiquitous service droids you see around the galaxy:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Servicedroid1.jpg)

Painting the individual wires was a bit of a pain, but I think in the end he needed the splash of color.

Next up is another droid, this one a custom built war/assassin droid:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Assassindroid.jpg)

I have a few more drying that hopefully will be finished tonight.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.8.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 8, 2006, 09:19 PM
Very nice DD, I've been missing your updates very much and it's great to see you were able to update again.

Assassin Droid - I'm not too keen on the body of the 4LOM figure, but you put it to good use.  He looks evil and scary with that head choice, excellent use of that probe droid thing.  I like the rusty look to him too, he looks like he's been around for decades.  Awesome.

Random Droid - I love this, one of the neatest ideas using that head on that body.  I think I will have to copy that.  He looks weird without a face, but weird is good on Star Wars droids.

Clone Seph - This is easily one of the coolest Clone customs I've seen anyone make.  I have no suggestions to make it better, it's just awesome.  Excellent design and painting. One of your best!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.8.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 8, 2006, 11:24 PM
Hey Chewie! I've missed updating too, I'm glad to finally have a little free time to work on things again. Mostly what I've been posting today is some quick customs I've put together; I have some more complicated stuff but it's not quite ready to be unveiled. Here's some other quickies.

I think the design on Durge is kind of cool, and I preferred the SA figure that came with the speeder bike to the less poseable single-card version. However, the deluxe version had a less-than-deluxe paint job. So armed with some Tamiya "smoke" I set out to make the deluxe figure look that way:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Durge.jpg)

It's hard to see because of the flash, but there's some gunmetal and silver drybrushed in there as well to make his armor look more battle-worn.

I've always liked the Gonk droid; heck, I even have a full-sized one in my office that my friend Tom made from Sterilite tubs. Next up is a quick attempt to resurrect the "Power Droid" from my youth:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/PowerDroid.jpg)

I just need to find a little metal ring to glue on his faceplate and I'll be finished.

Finally, a Ubese bounty hunter. I can't remember who did it, but I basically ripped off the recipe from of our fellow customizers because I liked it so much.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Ubesehunter.jpg)

I'll probably end up adding more to this one in the future, but as of right now, I'm finished with it. Thanks to the person who inspired it!

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.8.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 9, 2006, 12:42 AM
Cool, more updates from you.  Good to see!

Durge - I agree, that sculpt and the articulation are just unreal.  I wish they could do that more often.  The only thing it lacked was a more realistic paint scheme, and you nailed it.

Gonk - Always love these guys.  Gonk!  Gonk!

Bounty Hunter - I love the design, I can't remember who first came up with it either.  But excellent work on it from putting the parts together to the paint.  Looks great and ready to go on a hunt.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.8.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 10, 2006, 06:44 AM
Thanks for the feedback, Chewie. If not for you, I'd have gotten zip, nada. First time I've ever done better on 'scum than over here! ;D

Here's a few I banged out tonight while watching the SCRUBS DVD I got for Christmas.

Commander Krell: You've seen him before, but I've done some touch up and added the shoulder satchel, so I figures what the hell...throw him in there.

Galactic Marine: Not quite satisfied with this one yet...the helmet resculpt came out alright, I think...but I'm not sure how to go about doing the kneepads. Suggestions? He also needs some more weathering.

Commander Deviss: Just a simple repaint of the Evo clone commander into the #33 Clone Commander we all know and love, with added battle damage.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CloneCommanders.jpg)

Hope you guys enjoy.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2006, 09:40 AM
Wow! Some great stuff there DD. Your stuff has gotten so much better with these. I'm really enjoying seeing them. My favorites are your two droids. The built war/assassin droid is well rusted and he does look evil with that probe droid head. Good choice of colors there. The random droid is a good use for that star tours body. There isn't alot you can do with that body but this works well.

DD, are you going to the JD lunch meeting on the 28th? I think we are going bowling.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 10, 2006, 10:31 AM
Another fine update DD. Don't worry about a lack of responses here, I'm sure the bums here will get off their tails and give you some more feedback. ;)

Commander Krell - I love it, what is that poncho thing? It gives him a unique, realistic wartime look.

Galactic Marine - I'm a little stumped about what to tell you about the knees. I wonder if you can dremel off some clone kneecaps or something from some junk figures to put on him. Other than that it's awesome. The helmet looks fantastic. Is it me or do these guys just look evil?

Commander Deviss - Sometimes these "simple" little repaints turn out the best. This looks great.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Glassman6 on January 10, 2006, 10:43 AM
Wow DD, alot of great figures here.  I really like those droids! Especially the one with the maul/vader floating orb as a head.  Great work. Clones look great too, but that bounty hunter "rip off" is very cool!!

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: jedipurge on January 10, 2006, 01:40 PM
DD i've always loved that comm krell of yours w/the poncho deal/ and rope.  I actually saved a pic of that one and have always wanted to copy it but have never been able to find anything similar to that poncho.  the helmet on the marine A+ painr apps on him are great too, as far as the knee pads, what about the detachable armor from the obi in clone armor from that jedi vs. sepies set.  i don't have it in front of me but i suppose that might be suitable, that is if you're willing to sacrafice such  A class figure  ::).  great repaint on durge, i think by far an under developed character.  great service droid, good old rust buckets are great dio fillers.  the assasin droid while good paint and head, i'm not a big fan of "buff" droids.  i think the c-3po, epii droid factory version would've been a better body.  and my fav of the bunch your sniper great and i mean great paint apps.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Quazar on January 10, 2006, 03:46 PM
Excellent work, DD!

You always make amazing droids!  I LOVE the "assassin droid" - those Sith probes make sinister looking heads!  Excellent job.

Love the "service droid", too.  Great design, I can see this pathetic creaky bastard moaning and complaining through hours and hours of mindless work.

Great repaints with the Gonk and Durge.

And the clones look absolutely flawless.  Wonderful painting job and the "Galactic Marine" is a read stand-out, it looks damn professional (well, better, actually).

A truly first rate batch.  Wonderful to see you so busy!  Tremendous work all around.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: BrentS on January 10, 2006, 04:04 PM
DD, the durge looks great!  I just took at look at the base figure (a friend has it in his office, hehehe).  Your paint job additions are great.  What a transformation!

I think your Galactic Marine head sculpt it great!  Are the legs supposed to be maroon?  Obviously as a colorblinder, take that last comment with a grain of salt  ;)  However, I thought they were supposed to be maroon.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2006, 11:40 PM
I'm gonna comment on the last update DD and try to get to the others in time.  I'm just not as involved in customs critiques as I had been as of late.  Just too much on my plate.

The Krell is really a nice figure and while I'm not sure of his original design (is he EU or fan fic?) I think the shoulder poncho from the one GI Joe figure looks great.  You covered up the Cobra emblem on it really well too which is really the key...  That's a wartorn soldier though, definitely quality work and of course with just the right ammount of battle wear.  Probably my favorite of the 3.

As for the Galactic Marine, I don't know what to tell you on the legs either.  I'm not sure what their knee plates look like.  Are they Snowtrooper plates?  If that's the case I think they'd be easy enough to duplicate using styrene scraps.  ALways worth keeping around...  The figure seems like he needs some weathering too, nto sure if you're holding off on that till you finish the legs though either.  The helmet looks really accurate though at the lenses, nice work, and the red's just right too.

The red Commander's repaint is really nice...  I'm curious why you chose to repaint a Evo Clone in favor of just a repaaint of the #33 though?  The battle damage looks great though,a s always, and spices the figure up where it should be.

Another great round of Clones but Krell's the best, I like the cut of that one's jib.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: ThePerennial on January 11, 2006, 12:55 AM
Awesome updated, DD! It was I who came up with the ubese bounty hunter design, and anyone else is very welcome to use it. I love your representation of it, very desert-worn.

 A favourite of mine is your commander krell. I remember seeing him a long while ago and loving it.


 Man, I should update my thread soon :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 11, 2006, 01:49 AM
Ah yes! If I remember correctly, Perennial, the Ubese design was for one of the custom challenges, wasn't it? So good I even wanted mine to have a similar paint scheme. ;D

Phruby: I hadn't heard about the luncheon on the 28th, but I'm game. Thanks for the feedback, droids are some of my favorite customs to work on.

Chewie/Jedipurge: Thanks for the feedback! Krell's rain poncho comes from a GIJoe Swamp Rat figure; I cut off the cobra symbol, sanded down the area and repainted the poncho. Later I decided on the shoulder satchel. He's one of my favorites too.

JJ- Good to see you critiquing; you're one of our most in-depth commentators, so it's always good when you have time to pop in. Krell is completely fan-fic, just a Commander I came up with while reattaching his severed shoulder from my tragic "Easy Lift Off" debacle. On Commander Deviss, I decided to go with the Evo clone because I wanted the waist articulation and the removable helmet, neither of which the #33 body offers. The Galactic Marine will get fully weathered once I have him finished.

Quazar: Funny, I imagined the service droid being a complainer as well! Any news on when we'll see another chapter in your awesome photonovel?

BrentS: The movie reference for the Galactic Marines is gray, so that's what I went with...there may be some other sources out there that show them as maroon, though. Gree has a lot of differing references as well.

Glassman: Glad you like the droids, they were a bit of a pain, getting the rust and chipped paint to look right. Took a few coats. (And I still need to go back and clean up the exposed wiring on the assassin droid...grrrr!)

I should have a few more up this week, before I fly off to Washington to visit my Dad, so stay tuned!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: kliqfan4life on January 11, 2006, 03:14 AM
dd,

Great to see your back on your custom sith thrown, really diggin the Durge, I would have liked see more damage on ur clones but some clones put in 2 much work to lay down in the dirt, its wierd after scrubs was over today I poped in season 1 and saw the quick lil sw spot they did on like the 6th episode and was like can dd make a zack skywalker or donold solo? oyea Got ur EDDIE G 2day its in perfect condition Ill have that for ya 2marrow...

K4L
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2006, 05:19 AM
Hey DD,

Yeah I just haven't been critiquing customs, but I have been futzing with some simple parts I've slapped together here and there at my house, I just haven't had energy to catch up on commenting around any boards...  Life keeps me from customs more than I'd like it to, but that's just the way it goes. :)

Anyway I'm trying to comment now on the previous update, and get the other one next...

Commander Seph...  A nice use of "parts you have lying around", I must say.  I don't have much laying about clone-wise but some Bacara bits here and there.  I even had to use the one right arm to replace on a Bly that came as a factory defect, so Clone parts just aren't something I have many of.

The paint's cool, and I can definitely see the sniper look...  The cammo pattern, but not too cammo (IE: Not all over or with a guillie suit or whatnot) makes sense.  He could teach snipers, sharpshooters, etc...    I wish I had that kind of random junk laying around though.  AT-TE Pauldrons aren't too common in my fodder bin unfortunately.  I like him and he's a good use of stuff you had extra to make yet another Clone Trooper style.

Ubiquitous Service Droid...  A fantastic use of, again, random parts...  But again I must say that I wish I had the WEG-1618 droid around for customizing, haha.  I was really wanting to build a small army of him, as he's one of my favorite droid figures in the modern line actually.  Hasbro went all out for detail on that one though.  The work you did on yours is equally impressive too.

The rust, grease, and general grime all over him are really nice touches to make him look like he's seen a long hard life.  The treadwell head fits it perfectly too and adds a look of classic SW simplicity.  Like the droids look in the classic films.  The EV-9D9 legs are equally simplistic forms of mobility for the droid.  I like that you took the time to paint the wiring...  If you'd wanted to, you could have added some bulk wirring from old electronic devices to the figure to change up his overall shape and add dimension to him.  I do this with some droid figures and parts as well just to have "ground fodder" for any set-up from Jawas to Tuskens to Imperial trash compactors.  Good stuff to think of.

I'm amazed how many different droids make up that droid...  Not a single piece is from the same figure save for the legs and arms matching as pairs.  That's great man.

Assassin Droid...  Again another nice use of parts though easier to recognize.  The way the Sith probe seems to match the body is really neat though, and really that could make an equally good simple protocol droid.  The grime and grit paintjob is cool...  I could have seen you going for something less base metal in color though and maybe a flat grey, or some other base military color, if he's a war droid...  If an assassin droid I could see a shiney black or gunmetal color, dark, with some nicks down to a bare silver base...  I dont' know why, that just comes to mind.

The red eyes on the head really stand out and look sinister.  Very much like the same items on Separatist battledroids, sot hat's cool, and the angled antenna is great.  Maybe a backpack would be in order for him too?  Perhaps even a jetpack?  Make him that slightly bit more deadly.

My only other thought is his gun seems off unless you're wanting him to be a Sep droid...  I could see a smaller gun, perhaps with something that braces it to his firing forearm so it aims easier...  Of course, IG-88 doesn't have that so I'm simply talking out my ass really. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 11, 2006, 10:03 AM
DD, Lots of great stuff. I've been checking it out for a while, but finally wanted to give you my cudos. Seamless work, excellent paint apps.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: red5sixx on January 13, 2006, 02:59 AM
DD, Once again...CAN I JUST SAY AMAZING!!!!

Droids are nice, really love the detail nice to see them in their finished stage. Galactic marine is just awsome one of these days it may disappear.....I was the crazy guy I swear(disclaimer: that line is intended for your own personal amusment and no way ment for the enjoyment of others, because they have no idea what I am talking about.) I'm tired... going to sleep I will finish up later.

RED5SIXX
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 14, 2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the feedback, JJ! The idea of adding wires is a good one I never thought of...I'll probably do that to my next WEG custom.

The ideas on the Assassin droids are good as well. The sep weapon was just for the pic, really...I'll give him a custom blaster eventually. I also like the jetpack idea...I'll implement that soon.

Red5sixx-Good to see you pop in, you need to comment on stuff more regularly! How much for all of it...that's funny!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: darth_ripley on January 15, 2006, 12:57 AM
DD, i really like your Commander Krell a lot, the poncho and extra little bits make him a believable fan-fic clone. he obviously is creativly and more important, thoughtfully put together and painted which is becoming a rarity these days when it comes to custom clones.

as far as the galactic marine, the head sculpt looks amazing, definitely one of the best i have seen. as far as the knee pads go, all i can think of is perhaps cutting them off a snowtrooper & pasting them on the marine and doing something like that...but i'm not sure how well that would work. i'm really tired right now so if that sounds dumb just ignore it  :P

the assassin droid is unique looking, at first i wasn't sure if i liked it or not to be honest, but the paint apps drew me in and i find myself liking it a lot now.

i love the blue gonk, gonk's are just plain fun and it's nice to see one pop up again.

the Durge repaint is nice as well, great sprucing up so to speak  :)

as always, i look forward to updates from you, please keep 'em coming  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Famine on January 15, 2006, 11:18 PM
I should have a few more up this week, before I fly off to Washington to visit my Dad, so stay tuned!

-DD

*cough*

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 16, 2006, 12:24 AM
Yeah, so I didn't get them posted before I left... but that just means more for when I return, right?

Darth Ripley: Glad you like Krell...when creating a new clone I try to imagine an environment and campaign for them first, and usually that spurs me to better designs. Krell was imagined as being in a rainy, moutainous terrain. Hence the poncho and the coiled rappeling rope. Eventually, I'll make a small squad for him. I really must find time to do a photonovel like Chewie. I only hope if I ever get the chance, it'll turn out half as good.

As for the Marine, I thought about cutting the kneepads off a snowtrooper...but decided then I'd have mangled snowtrooper legs. I'll probably end up making the kneepads from Epoxy on this one, then on future Marines I'll just use the Snowtrooper legs from the get-go. I've also considered Clone Pilot legs with the boots cut off and replaced with Snowtrooper boots. Anyone got any spare clone pilots?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Talon_Karrde on January 21, 2006, 12:57 PM
Hey dd, great stuff as usual.  I have a clone pilot sans head if you still need it.  I'll see if i have any others
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 27, 2006, 02:06 PM
Great updates all around DD!

I really like that Durge repaint (I've been meaning to make a Durge for a while now).  I think that you nailed the paint job.  Great upgrade.

The droids, especially the assassin droid, came out very well also.  The part choice for the head of the assassin droid was very cool. 

The clones came out great, especially Commander Seph.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: aeseven7 on January 29, 2006, 05:13 AM
DD

Just wanted to say i LOVE your Commander Krell.  I hadn't seen him before but I just wanted to say the orange used i think fits really well and the poncho/tunic is a GREAT touch!

The weathering is also done just right, not too much but still looks like he got his hands dirty.

well done!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Tuesday 1.10.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 29, 2006, 07:36 PM
Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback!

aeseven: Always good to have you pop in. I'm glad you like Krell, he was a lot of fun to do. I bought some more Swamp Rats this weekend for extra ponchos, both for clones and because I think I've become a big enough fan of Chewie's Kala Mly Shundi that I want to make my own.

Gregorbian: Long time no see! Where have you been, man?

Well, I've been sick most of this week (Damn head cold) so I haven't done much customizing. (At least, nothing really complicated...) Still, I finished a few simple ones so I figured I might as well post them.

First, a simple head swap custom. I love the new Hasbro AT-AT driver body, but the helmet looks odd, like it's melting. So, I decided to swap it out with the superior Bust-Up sculpt.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/AT-ATDriver.jpg)

Next is an Iktochi smuggler. I still want to add some weathering, but I figured I'd post it and seek some advice from Chewie on what colors to use. And yeah, I got lazy with the backgrounds...I didn't even photograph them at the same angle as the figure. Sue me.  :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/IktochiSmuggler.jpg)

Finally, I picked up some Wave 3 figures from Red5sixx, and immediately sacrificed one to make a custom Jedi that I may finish tonight; so with the leftover head and hands I figured I needed to make this character as he appeared in the final issues of REPUBLIC.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarkSideSoraBulq.jpg)

Sora Bulq as he looked when he murdered Oppo Rancisis and then met his fate at the hands of Quinlan Vos. The rest of Sora Bulq is being worked into my A'Sharad Hett custom.

I would have liked to try some Chewie style lightsaber effects in this pic, but I just didn't have the time to futz with it.

My next Wave 3 customs will probably be some custom Republic Commandos...still haven't decided yet if I'm going to make the remaining Deltas, or some fan-fic commandos.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 29, 2006, 07:49 PM
I really like that AT-AT Driver upgrade, nice work.  I never noticed that the Saga AT-AT Driver helmet was "off" until you mentioned it.  Thanks a lot  ::)  :P

Sora Bulq looks awesome, that's one of the best customs that I've seen in a while.  How did you make the bottom robes black? 

I don't think you really need to add too much weathering to the Iktochi smuggler - maybe a bit but he looks fine right now.  Maybe you could add some trim around the edges of his trenchcoat?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 29, 2006, 07:52 PM
Hey Gregorbian!

For Sora Bulq all I did was a simple head, neckpost and hand swap. The body is from an Evolutions Palpatine and the outer robe is a Maul robe from the Episode I Accessory pack.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Gregorbian on January 29, 2006, 07:54 PM
Hey Gregorbian!

For Sora Bulq all I did was a simple head, neckpost and hand swap. The body is from an Evolutions Palpatine and the outer robe is a Maul robe from the Episode I Accessory pack.

-DD

Cool man, I think I should have picked up that Sith Evo set now...  :-\

How is the articulation on the Republic Commando figure?  Is it good custom fodder or are we SOL?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 29, 2006, 07:57 PM
The RC arms are ball jointed at the elbows, swiveled at the shoulder. So, not bad there. The legs, however, only move at the hip. Hasblow cheaped out on the knee and ankle articulation, just like they cheaped out on Cody by giving him "AT-TE Gunner" style arm articulation.

And the Sith Evo sets are great...as Chewie proved with Kala Mly Shundi, even Maul's body is useful for customizing, and I've already used parts of Palpatine in a new project and Dooku's legs on something else...good thing I bought a few of these.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: CHEWIE on January 29, 2006, 07:58 PM
Sora Bulq - Now this is one evil looking figure, I love the use of the Palpatine body. Good choice there. I do have one extra Evolutions Palpatine that I've been waiting to use for a Sith body... looks like now I know what I'll do with it!

Smuggler - Very cool, I think the paint looks good as it is. The parts work well and I like the trenchcoat type jacket. If you do any extra weathering... I'd say do a white dry brush on the jacket and then a black wash. Doesn't really need it, but it might look cool.

AT-AT Driver - Well, I'm not sure what to do now on mine. Do I swap off the heads from mine and do what you did, or keep them as they are? Not sure yet, but what you did looks great. I do like the Hasbro sculpt, but you can't go wrong with the Bust Up version either.

Wow, what a nice update here, you've motivated me to get my butt in gear. Can't wait to see what you have up for us next, and if you get a chance to take some pics of that Commando, I'm sure we'd all be grateful. :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Ruprecht on January 30, 2006, 01:53 AM
Nice DD.  I like the head swap for the AT-AT driver.....The stock head reminds me of Droopy the Dog.

The smuggler is nice and simple.  I like the paint job on his face and horns, as well as the non-earth-toned outfit.  The stock Tiin just looks so doo-doo brown blah, and you've avoided translating the dooky factor to the smuggler, which is a good thing.  Contrast is the new chicken soup for the soul and little black dress.

The Bulq is way cool, and again you've proven that some of the coolest customs aren't the most complex.  Only thing about him that throws me is his head looks like it's floating.  Probably just the camera flash or dark clothes + dark background.  That or I've had too many sarsaparilla-nyquil cocktails.

B
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 30, 2006, 08:17 PM
Excellant Job DD. Where do I start.

The driver: Great idea simple swap, but effective, looks great.
Smuggler. Good use of old parts. :P I love the chest holster concealed under his        cloak.

Sora: Looks good great use of palp's body. I haven't seen him in this outfit so I can't comment on that.

All around good job DD.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: In Rem on January 30, 2006, 10:30 PM
DD -

I haven't been around much, but wanted to drop in and say how much I dig that SB. Your comment about the saber effects inspired me...

(http://hobbygeek.com/images/customs/DarkSideSoraBulq.jpg)

Sort of a thick-of-the-battle look...

:P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 31, 2006, 01:03 AM
That came out really nice! Thanks, InRem!

Oh, and as for Commando pics...I'll post some this week, although I bet mrmforcex and Dan Curto over at 'scum beat me to it.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Famine on January 31, 2006, 01:07 AM
I'll post some this week, although I bet mrmforcex and Dan Curto over at 'scum beat me to it.

Some of us refuse to go to Scum.

That Sora Bulq is quite awsome.

One minor thing is that one of his saber blades needs to be smaller than the other. I suggest one of Darth Mauls removable saber blades from the Sith training set. Anyways, very awsome.

Lucky you for getting a Bulq before me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 31, 2006, 07:01 PM
Great Job on that AT-AT Driver Bust-Up Custom. You've really taken the best of both Pieces and created a superior AT-AT Driver. It Reminds me of a Mini Marmit AT-AT Driver.

Now I'm off to find me an AT-AT Driver Bust-Up.

Keep up the great Work.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sunday 1.29.06
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2006, 09:26 PM
Hi Ya DD

mate the AT-AT driver looks way better with the new head very well done.

Sora Bulq - is great I really like the look of this figure very menacing great work mate.

i also checked the older figures and man very impressive indeed especially teh marine trooper and the mandoralians.

Ron
Title: Republic Commando
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 2, 2006, 04:27 AM
Hey Hemble! Great to see you back, we've missed you! Thanks for the kind words as well.

Fritz- If you have trouble finding the bust-ups, hit up red5sixx and he'll hook you up.

Anyway, I promised Commando pics...so here you go.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/Scorch.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/Scorch2.jpg)

One of the first thing I'll do to customize each commando I do is articulate the knees and possibly the ankles. Hasbro dropped the ball there, but they did give him a ball jointed waist, which gives him a decent range of motion for firing positions.

Another nice feature is that the explosives on his leg are removable...not only does that add play value for the kids and give customizers some options for weaponry, but also indicated he was designed so that his parts could easily be replaced so Hasbro came equip Sev, Boss and Fixer utilizing the basic sculpt with a repaint and retooled accessories.

Enjoy!

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: aeseven7 on February 2, 2006, 07:23 AM
OK, I'm JEALOUS, lol.

Is the anti-armor attachment on his gun removeable or does it slide off or ANYthing?  I was REALLY hoping it would but it's not looking too good since no one has posted that it actually does yet~

Ugh, can't wait to get a Commando for myself!!!! lol
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 2, 2006, 09:16 AM
 :-\lucky. I realy do hope (like Aeseven7), that the Anti Armor attachment is removeable. Other wise we have to sculpt an entire assault rifle. :'(
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 2, 2006, 10:38 AM
Thank you so much for the excellent pics DD, you lucky dog!  Wow, it looks pretty cool.  A little disappointed in the knees, but they know it's gonna sell hot just like they made it.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Glassman6 on February 2, 2006, 02:02 PM
Very cool. I too cant wait to get 4 of these so i can get to work on making the squad!
If everyone is thinking the same way, these are gonna be sooooo hard to find!!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 2, 2006, 02:40 PM
This is just the kind of figure that will probably interest a lot more people into the world of customizing. I expect another influx of threads at Scum about how to customize... hopefully if that happens here it won't be the Greenday type of questions.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: BrentS on February 2, 2006, 03:49 PM
Thanks for sharing the Scorch photos.  I'm still not sure on this guy.  I haven't played Republic Commandos yet so I guess I'm not hooked on him.  He looks like a pretty good figure though.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 2, 2006, 04:11 PM
The anti-armor attachment unfortunately does not come off, but there's a definitive line where you could cut the grenade attachment off and modify it easily into the regular deece.

Judging by the removable accessories, I'm wagering Hasbro will be releasing Sev with the sniper rifle, and Boss or Fixer with the regular deece and flamethrower, so each commando has one of the weapons in the game. Too bad we know the big "H" won't think to include any extras like the Trandoshan chaingun.

Still, even though I know Hasbro is likely to release the other three, I can't wait to start customizing. And yeah, it's gonna be tough because I'm going to wan't to make the Deltas, the Omegas from the novels, and at least one fan-fic unit before I'm done. *Sigh.*

Oh, and Brent...play the game. It's a LOT of fun.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Gregorbian on February 2, 2006, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the pics DD!
That figure looks great, I can't wait to see it in person.  Does anybody have an idea to add knee articulation?  The legs look a bit bulkier than the regular ROTS #41 Clonetrooper so it doesn't seem like a leg swap (or even lower leg swap) will work very well.  What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 2, 2006, 06:45 PM
H honestly think you couldm get away with a clone trooper lower leg swap, as although a BIT bulkier, the lower leg armor on the Commando's isn't fundamentally that different.

Or you could go the Chewie Von Frankenstein route and just add the clone ball joint to the existing leg, like he's done on some of his customs. I think that's the route I'm going to try.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Gregorbian on February 2, 2006, 07:28 PM
Hmmm, CHEWIE's version sounds a bit difficult, although that would probably be the best version  :-\  If I can find a few of the figures, I might try each and see what works for me.
Thanks DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: hemble on February 3, 2006, 12:11 AM
Damn DD that is one hell of a great job you've done I'm really impressed with the bulker armour on him well done mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 3, 2006, 06:07 PM
Ron, thats just the plain old hasbro Scorch. he comes out in march.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: hemble on February 3, 2006, 07:01 PM
Damn I have'nt seen this figure yet I'm must be getting old  ;D thanks for letting me know mate I'll have to check him out.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 3, 2006, 07:23 PM
Hey DD, the legs on Scorch are so similar to the SA clone legs, ( in shape) would it be possible to boil and pop Scorches legs, and a SA legs and swap em, and paint em to give scorch the super articulated legs he really desearves. Just a thought can't wait to see your full squad. :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: ThePerennial on February 3, 2006, 07:26 PM
WOAH! scorch just keps looking better and better in my eyes! I can't wait to get one of my own!

 


PS: Oh, and does this mean your Ricky UK sculpt of the commando is available? ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 3, 2006, 09:40 PM
On the legs, I think adding knee articulation would be very easy on these guys.  Really, it's just a cut at the leg below the knee - essentially cutting the leg off.  Then drilling a hole into the bottom of the cut, just enough to create a socket for a Clone shin to plug into.  Could be wrong... but I think it would work!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2006, 03:30 AM
My concern with that technique CHEWIE is the size of the Commando armor.  It's a bit "bulky" compared to the basic armor it seems, so I'm wagering the figure's when compared side-by-side would show that Commando's armor is substantially thicker.

Just a guess by my eyes on this one though, I could be wrong.  I know I'm highly bummed he doesn't have knee articulation though so I'm gonna be looking into "fixing" this Hasbro FUBAR myself.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: aeseven7 on February 4, 2006, 05:22 AM
Yeah I agree, we'll have to do SOMEthing about that knee articulation!

Which means if anyone is actually looking for any of RickyUK's Republic Commando's let me know, I have four commandos unassembled (I intended to make a Delta Squad of my own but will be using Hasbro's now lol) so just let me know.

It IS a great figure tho (knees aside) and I can't wait to snag one of my own. I'm looking forward to see what each individual customizer does about this 'knee trouble.' lol
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: ThePerennial on February 4, 2006, 12:14 PM
the figure is indeed great and the articulation (save the legs) is great.

 Hey, Aeseven7; could I buy/trade the Ricky UK republic commando heads off of you?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: starkid500 on February 4, 2006, 02:45 PM
Yeah I agree, we'll have to do SOMEthing about that knee articulation!

Which means if anyone is actually looking for any of RickyUK's Republic Commando's let me know, I have four commandos unassembled (I intended to make a Delta Squad of my own but will be using Hasbro's now lol) so just let me know.

It IS a great figure tho (knees aside) and I can't wait to snag one of my own. I'm looking forward to see what each individual customizer does about this 'knee trouble.' lol
i sent you a pm
Title: Re: Republic Commando
Post by: Reid on February 4, 2006, 08:42 PM
Hey Hemble! Great to see you back, we've missed you! Thanks for the kind words as well.

Fritz- If you have trouble finding the bust-ups, hit up red5sixx and he'll hook you up.

Anyway, I promised Commando pics...so here you go.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/Scorch.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/Scorch2.jpg)

One of the first thing I'll do to customize each commando I do is articulate the knees and possibly the ankles. Hasbro dropped the ball there, but they did give him a ball jointed waist, which gives him a decent range of motion for firing positions.

Another nice feature is that the explosives on his leg are removable...not only does that add play value for the kids and give customizers some options for weaponry, but also indicated he was designed so that his parts could easily be replaced so Hasbro came equip Sev, Boss and Fixer utilizing the basic sculpt with a repaint and retooled accessories.

Enjoy!

-DD



How did you get a Rep. Commando so early?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Commando pics 2.2.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 4, 2006, 09:35 PM
check his signature they sell everything in advance :-\
Title: Update Sunday 2.5.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 5, 2006, 06:27 AM
Hey guys!

I've finished several customs this week; most are commissions, the kind of stuff you've seen from me before...but there are a few new ones this week as well. Here's part I of my weekend update.

First up, a new, weathered Kashyyyk infantry clone, a Republic (or Imperial) Field Commander, and just for fun, another shot of Hasbro's Scorch, since the first two pics were from odd angles.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Impfieldcommand.jpg)

Next, two Clone Wars style ARC troopers and a simple kit bashed Jedi. I really think we overlook human Jedi in favor of aliens sometimes, so here we go...Serenity's Adam Baldwin as a Jedi Knight. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/JediwARCs.jpg)

And finally, a character I've been dying to do since his first appearance and finally got around to it, A'Sharad Hett.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ASharadHett.jpg)

I've liked A'Sharad for a long time, but had never found the parts to really do him justice. Once I found the right torso, though, it all fell into place.

The recipe on this guy was pretty simple:

Head: POTJ Tusken Sniper
Torso: Saga 2006 Sora Bulq
Arms: Sora Bulq, forearms from Evolutions Palpatine
Legs: Evolutions Palpatine
Braid: POTJ Deluxe Slave Leia

It's hard to see in this pic (I'll take new ones for my next update) but his braid is draped over his shoulder. I made sure to ball-joint his head, not only for poseability, but because I also plan on making an "unmasked" head that will swap out with this one. I also need to make his specific sabers.

More this weekend! Stay tuned!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Jediknight760071 on February 5, 2006, 06:59 AM
A'Sharad looks so cool, as do all the others. I love the character and have noticed a lot of similarities in costume between him and Vos particularly. That body could really work for Quinlan too.

Just a thought. ;)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: ThePerennial on February 5, 2006, 08:56 AM
that is an INCREDIBLE a'sharad! I'm not too familiar with the story, but sharad and a'sharad hett are both interesting concepts as characters to me, plus your version of a'sharad looks quite accurate (well, from what I can tell)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: BrentS on February 5, 2006, 09:29 AM
Wow, A'Sharad looks amazing.  I've been thinking about making someone like him (at least a Tusken Jedi or Sith).  Thats a great use of parts.  I wish I would have picked up more than on Sith Evolutions Pack!!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 5, 2006, 01:52 PM
DD, thank you for the treat! What a beautiful update, I needed this today. :)

Kashyyyk Infantry - Good job here, I like the color and the details are great. Good weathering too. I almost think he's a little "bright" for a Kashyyyk clone, but would fit in great on other environments. Either way, a fantastic clone.

Field Commander - Always like these trenchcoat Imperials. Well done, is that a ball jointed head?

ARC Troopers - They look great. I never really liked the design created for them, but you did capture it very well. Great painting.

Human Jedi - I like this a lot, but would suggest repainting the head with your excellent details. It just screams GI JOE too much for me at this point, a little repaint and I think he would be perfect. I should have bought so many more of that Kenobi figure for customs...

A'Sharad Hett - I think this is your best custom... possibly ever! I don't even know where to begin DD! The parts chosen, the articulation, the paint, etc. Wow, oh wow! I will definitely be wanting to copy this custom... I'm floored by it. It deserves a front page mention in my opinion.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: exjedi on February 5, 2006, 03:49 PM
I really like those blue ARC's and Kashyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyk Clone, but the A'Sharad Hett is pretty damn cool, it has that "gonna kick your Sith ass" look to the figure!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 5, 2006, 03:55 PM
Thanks for all the feedback, guys!

BrentS: I think you can still find reasonably priced Sith Evo packs online. I think Amazon had them for $23.99, but barring that I think they're $29.99 at bluedottoyz or Toyrocket. You might check out bluedot's E-Bay store as well...if you don't want the whole set he seels a lot of things loose.

Chewie: You have a keen eye for detail, that is indeed a ball jointed head on the field commander. I used an AT-TE neck post Glassman was kind enough to send me with some of his Parjai squad helmet sculpts. The head came from the Imperial scanning crew member, and although I did a good job repairing him and he looks great in person, you can she the slight distortion of the shadows on his hat where I had to resculpt it after drilling through his head. ;D

As for the ARC's, I've always liked them myself, but not the over-loaded versions we got in the Dark Horse books...that's why I went with the simpler design and used regular clone armor without adding all the extra gear. Oh, and on the Kashyyyk trooper...I didn't mean to imply he was my concept of a Kashyyyk trooper. In the reference I have that design was originally slated to be the infantry on Kashyyyk (and piloting speeder boats, no less) until G.L. changed his mind. I agree they would not have blended well. :P

I'm glad everyone likes A'Sharad...It took a long time for me to gear up to finally making him. I'll post some additional pics when I update tonight.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 5, 2006, 05:18 PM
Great looking bunch of Customs you've got there.

Kashyyk Trooper> Very nice, Clean Lines, Great Weathering, my only critique is that the Green may be a little to bright.

Imperial Field Commander> Great job of melding these parts together although, I think there are much better Imperial Mugs than the Imperial Scanner Crew's that could have made this guy a little more handsome. I was also wondering if the Arms were still articulated at the shoulder? I got fustrated and just glued mine on.

SA ARC Troopers> Great looking Clean Customs.  Thay look pretty much factory to me accept for the Great Weathering Job on the first one. Hasbro just can't seem to get Weathering down. They could use a lesson or two from Mcfarlane.

Jedi> I have this same custom on my list, Only I think I'll paint his Tunic Green and Call him Corran Horn. This Head is one of my favorite Fodder pieces to come down the pipe in a long time. I'm plannig on using it for my Altimate Fel when I have all my Fodder pieces as well as One of the Main Characters in my Photo Novel.

A'Sharad Hett> This is the Best One of the Bunch by far. Great Inovation on your Part for comming up w/ such a great parts mix. The Paint and Weathering is Spot-On. The Only thing keeping this Custom from Sheer Perfection is the Lack of A'Sharad's unique Breather. I've been looking around Hardware stores trying to find the right bit of fodder to pull this off myself.

Keep up the Great Work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 5, 2006, 05:43 PM
Hey Fritz...

Actually, I based this version of A'Sharad off of the issues when he was mentoring Anakin, and had the regular Tusken breath filter. If I do the Padawan version of him at some point, I'll probably have to sculpt the 'breather as you're right, there's nothing out there that fits. (Although a Mynock Chewie mouth piece might be a good start.)

As for the field commander, he does indeed have fully articulated shoulders.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 5, 2006, 08:09 PM
I thought hett was human raised by the tuskans, his father was a jedi or something like that.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: red5sixx on February 6, 2006, 01:28 AM
DD,

Nice update A'Sharad is some of your best work this stuff is just amazing.  SA Arc I can never get tired of clones can't wait to see those commandos.  Bye the way I have some extra wv 3 I want to get rid of if you know anyone who wants some.

Red5
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-update Sun. 2.5.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 6, 2006, 02:12 AM
Red5sixx- I'll sound the call. Hear that guys? Wave 3, pipin' hot!

Smarty: You're correct, Hett is human and was raised by Tuskens. He actually believed he was half Tusken until taken to Coruscant and discovered humans and Tuskens are genetically incompatible. (Unlock Star Trek, where every alien race can breed with each other. ::)) His mother was apparently a human captured by Tuskens that his father fell in love with.

Anyway, on to the update...and my exercise in frustration.

Since I've started making custom commandos, I needed more Trandoshans to display them against, right? Well, what should have been easy today became a nightmare.

I had two seps painted and looking pretty good. Then when I went to dull cote them, something bizarre happened and their paint ran...well, it's like it oxidized. Suddenly they looked as if I'd sprayed them with gray primer, and they were little bubbles everywhere, so an hour of detailing was completely lost. Since I promised another update I'll show you what they look like after a quick retouch, but they are by no means complete.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Trandoshans.jpg)

The first one was another attempt to vary the Trandoshan look up a bit. I looked at some skinks for lizard reference, and came up with the scale pattern you see here. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, especially post accident...but here he is.

The second originally looked so much better, I can't even tell you how disappointed I am in what happened. Originally he had a Gila Monster scale pattern that looked pretty wicked, and the suit and armor looked much better...but once it was destroyed I was so frustrated I just went pack to basics. Both of these guys will need to be completely reworked.

Grrr...I'm going to bed. >:(

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: hemble on February 6, 2006, 03:12 AM
Hi Ya DD

The  Trandoshan- are great the colour of their scales is very well done and the different armour you've given them is unquie and natural.

Kashyyyk clone- I like the look of him the armour looks worn but not over done which is great.

Field Commander- This is a great looking figure the overcoat really sets the mood as an officer.

Scorch- This is a awesome figure I can't wait till they get over here.

ARC troopers- more Troopers are a good thing and you've done a excellent job with both of them again just the right amount of oaint work and weathering.

human Jedi- I have to agree with about not seeing enough human jedi's and your is simple but effective.

A'Sharad Hett- Now I have to say this is one of the best figures I've seen you do there's nothing I don't like about him everything is excellent.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Commander_Miseria on February 6, 2006, 04:11 AM
i commented on the others over at scum (themurderweapon), but those trandos are awesome dd!!! I bet they'll look great next to your commandos 8) I definitely like what you've done with the different pattern on the scales and as for parts i dont even know where to start, but they definitely look as rag-tag as they do in the RC game. These must have looked PHENOMINAL before for you to be disappointed in how they are now  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Glassman6 on February 6, 2006, 10:53 AM
Darth D, those trandosians look fantastic. Very nice work on the armor and painting. Weathering is great!!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: ThePerennial on February 6, 2006, 02:16 PM
yeah, those trandos look AWESOME! They look as complete to me as they could ever be, in fact!


 I had the same thing happen to when I painted up a custom of mine. I had painted a mandalorian with metallic paint and wanted to seal it using dull cote, and it made the metallic paint run all over! It was a mess but it gave me an opportunity to repaint it :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: jedipurge on February 6, 2006, 04:58 PM
the paint scheme on the left trany  ;) kicks serious a$$, very lizardy :-\  although I like the uniform of the right better.  hett really is one bad mofo, totally could not pick up on the parts used, which i usually can.  great figure definatly have to copy if i get my hands on another palpy.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Clone Commander on February 6, 2006, 05:09 PM
Really nice customs, I like the Kashyyk clone and ARC Troopers most.
I never get tired of clones.
Nice Hett too, hes awesome!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 6, 2006, 08:04 PM
What bodies did you use. I really would like to use them.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2006, 04:42 PM
Ok, sorry it took me so long to get to reply.

Really great work on the Trandos, I know you said the paint didn't turn out like you wanted, but I think they look good... especially the guy on the right! I don't think you need to do or add anything to him.

The guy on the left is great too... only thing I'd do is get rid of the blue color in his mouth, and make the stripes on his skin either yellow or orange, but I'm sure you were already changing one of those. While the orange looks awesome, I think the yellow is a bit more realistic.

These Trandoshans looks like some of the meanest son of a bitches I've ever seen. Great work DD.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 7, 2006, 07:12 PM
Chewie, I'm goin out on a limb here but, I think that the trando on the left is a gila monster trando, Thier tongues are blue :o. DD I'd keep em just the way they are they are perfect. :D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Quazar on February 7, 2006, 11:18 PM
DD,

What a fantastic bunch of customs!

The human jedi is great.

The Imperial field officer is fantastic...

and those bad-ass Trandoshans are AMAZING!!!

Supber work, as usual!!  Terrific stuff.  I really like the paint scheme on the left Trando, very imaginative.

They look ready to kick some serious ass.  Wow, I just love these guys....brilliant, creative and flawlessly executed.

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 9, 2006, 01:53 AM
Hey guys!

First, thanks for all the feedback. I've done some touching up on both Trandos, and I think they look a little better. I'll ger pics up soon.

I think I like adding different scale patterns to these guys, and will keep it up. I didn't go back to a Gila pattern on the brown Trando...I will do that on a future custom and will plot out a better costume coloration to offset the skin. In retrospect, it looked out of place with his olive drab jumpsuit. Not that I see these guys as being big on coordinating.  :P

Chewie: You're right in your thinking that I wanted these to look like real SOB's. I wanted to give these guys a real air of meance as soon as you saw them. The one on the left even has that big knife for skinning Wookiees, and if I ever find the Wookie scalps I cut off a VOTC Fett, they'll be added to his armor.

The black Trando actually has a dark purple tongue not unlike the lizards I pattered him after. I think I'm going to keep it, as it looks good in person against the both his dark scales, and against the lighter scales of his lower jaw.

hemble: Thanks, coming from someone who has some of the most amazing paint apps I've ever seen, your praise means a lot!

smarty: The left Trando is an OTC Bossk transplanted into a Jurassic Park Chaos Effect Roland Tembo torso.  The one on the right is a Swoop biker Doctor Padawan gave me, OTC Bossk arms and feet, a Bossk bust-ups head, and epoxy. The knife and shoulder armor came from a Final Fantasy Gray Edwards figure.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
That's a Great set of Trandoshen Mercs you'e got there 8)

I really like the Firey Colored Crown on the 1st Tran. It gives him a lot of character. The Torso armor looks Great. Is it from a Wing Commander fig?

The second Tran. looks more like a Grunt "Red Shirt" Type. The Swoop Rider Body was a great Choice. My only Critique is that the Shoulder Armor looks a little to blocky.

Keep up the Great Work!

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Gregorbian on February 12, 2006, 06:15 PM
Damn dude, if you didn't say anything about a dull-cote accident, I would have never known (in fact, I still can't tell that anything is wrong with them, they look excellent to me).  I really like that you are using real world lizard scale patterns on your Trandos, it looks much better than a bunch of Bossks in different color flightsuits.
The armor looks great, especially the guy on the left.  Did you use Xevoz parts for the shoulder pads on the right-side Trandoshan?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 13, 2006, 08:45 PM
Hey Gregorbian,

I posted a full parts list up above, but the shoulder pads came from a Final Fantasy Gray Edwards figure.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2006, 11:22 PM
Nice updates DD, all around...

-Trandoshans...  Despite a paint issue they looked pretty good to me, so I'm intrigued to see the final product then since they weren't complete.  I liked the bulky armor...  More slavers I assume?  The upsidedown oversized knife in a sheath looked awful sweet on the one.  Sort of imagine it being his Wookiee skinning knife...  I love the scale pattern on the orange/black one too.  Looks very snake-like to me, but I'm not a lizard expert, it just reminds me of some exotic one I've seen somewhere along the line of life, so I can't wait to see them completed.

-A'Shared Het...  I've never been completely familiar with his character and background but your rendition is one of the better ones I've seen by my own personal tastes.  The poseability first wins me over, but beyond that the parts choices just fit.  The Palpatine's sculpt with his wraps on his outfit just make him perfect to fit in as a Tusken.  Not sure how accurate the figure is to the character's design but I'm sure you did it justice.  Is that Sora's skirt piece included with the torso?  It looks like it but I don't own the figure to know for sure, and you didn't mention it I don't believe.  Is the saber special at all too?

-ARC's...  Pretty spiffy, were they just blue EE Clones or were they painted SA's and other parts?  I've been pondering trying to maybe articulate the elbows of my little CW ARC army I've got lying about just so they're poseable where they ought to be.  Given the somewhat readily available Clone fodder around I should be able to do it relatively fast.  That figure was always a bit disappointing and it appears Hasbro didn't fix him for the upcoming Battlepack, but at least the paint's better and there's 2 poseable ARC's in the set.

-Imp. Field Commander...  I'm not sure I'm a fan of the German field green matching up tot he Officer's hat.  I think I'd have given him the Imperial grey hat is what I'm saying, and kept it matching the uniform, but that's just a difference in paint preferences...  I actually think the coat would've looked cool black instead of green, like an SS coat but also tying to the heavy use of Black by the Empire overall.  The green matches some comic references but I've just not been fond of the very "green" colors sometimes used to represent Imperial uniforms.  The figure looks good overall though, and a good mix of parts.  Though it breaks my heart seeing the XD figures used since I can't even find those Ardennes Infantry for my collection in any quantity.  ;)

-Kashyyyk Trooper...  A good basic Kashyyyk grunt...  I've personally envisioned them as being very similar to Gree without his extras though, but that's just me and my excuse for buying a couple Gree figures.  :)  It justified the absolutely piss poor figure Hasbro put out to just call it a grunt rather than the Commander.  Your rendition is pretty great.  I think I'd add a pack for him is all though, since maybe the jungle or forest environments they're in require some gear to be lugged about?  Just a thought, but otherwise great painting as always, and fantastic battledamage marks on him.  Very realistic as per usual.

Nice update, look forward to the finished Trando's though.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-disaster update Mon. 2.6.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 21, 2006, 04:05 AM
Well, I'm glad everybody likes the Trandos, despite my frustration. I've since touched them up and will have new pics up this week, along with a surprise or two. Here's a hint: I like KOTOR and KOTOR II a WHOLE lot... ;)

JJ: Thanks for the in-depth feedback. The A'Sharad is pretty accurate to his appearance in later issues of Republic, particularly when mentoring Anakin. I'd say the fact that I haven't yet given him his custom lightsabers is the only thing that keeps him from being dead-on. I like your thoughts on some survival gear for the Kashyyk grunt (although now I hear these guys being referred to as "Sky Corps." I can't keep up.) The ARC's were cobbled together from EE clones, as I ordered HEAVY on those and have almost as many "enlisted" as grunts... hence all the ARC building I do.

Gregorbian: Glad you like the "real world" scale patterns on the The Trandos. I think it gives them more personality, and I like differentiating them as much as possible from Bossk.

Fritzkrieg: Although I've been known to throw Final Fantasy armor on a Trando now and again, the first one's tordo is from a Jurassic PArk Chaos Effect Roland Tembo figure. Too bad Dimetrodon doesn't stop in much anymore...I bet he would have guessed it right off the bat. :P

Look for an update soon, probably tomorrow night once I get back from Disneyland. See ya!


-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: CHEWIE on February 21, 2006, 10:37 AM
Have a safe trip back DD, and bring back a few Star Tours figures for customs.   ;) 

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 21, 2006, 11:44 AM
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GETTING THESE THINGS???? I havent seen anything on the Geonossis wave at all. Im chomping at the bit for these figs.

Where to begin???  The tusken jedi is awesome, Ive been wanting to do one of these for a while but all the tusken heads I have just suck. I never got any of the saga ones. I may have to borrow the recipe on that one.

The trandos are awesome. The one with the red markings remind me a little of Jurassic park. I like the idea of different markings, It really makes them stand out as specific characters as opposed to Bossk. The armored torsos are a nice touch too.

Have fun .......Remember tough the Mouse is watching you. :o
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 21, 2006, 02:06 PM
What would really suck is if DD found a Scorch at Disneyland. I was there wednesday and all they had were Veers, Rieeken and Cliff from the hoth wave.

DD, say hello to REX-24 for me. 8)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 23, 2006, 01:37 AM
Well, Disneyland was fun but exhausting, so I've postponed my update until tomorrow night. I have a little touch up to do on my big custom figure (maybe the best I've ever done!) but I'm too lazy tonight, preferring to post over-the-top, obnoxious messages on the RS boards to get the crybabies all stirred up.  ;)

Chewie: I did indeed pick up a few Star Tours droids, but I haven't decided if they'll get customized yet.  ;)

Phruby: No Scorch, don't worry. Oh, and REX said hi. Then he crashed a shuttle into Small World.  :P


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: Famine on February 23, 2006, 02:46 AM
Dimetrodon?

ME! ME! I'm the guy! I know everybody! I know where they eat, where they sleep! Who their ******'!

Er...sorry.

I'm worse than he is.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Off to Disneyland
Post by: Ryan on February 23, 2006, 02:51 AM
ME! ME! I'm the guy! I know everybody! I know where they eat, where they sleep! Who their ******'!

I'll tip her!

 :P

DD I'm really looking forward to this next update, it should be one amazing figure if it is your best. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-The Lord of Pain
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 24, 2006, 02:56 AM
"The call of Korriban is strong, but it is the call of the dead." -Darth Sion

This custom is one I've wanted to do ever since KOTOR II came out, and I kept putting it off, and putting it off...but finally, I had all the parts I needed, for the most part, with the right mix of being somewhat true to the source material, and yet with a little more flair and artistic license. I also wanted to make sure this figure had some poseability to him. So first, here's the reference shot:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Reference/sion.jpg)

A twisted wreck, Darth Sion is a Sith Lord held together only by sheer force of will. Every bone in his body has been shattered and rebuilt, turning his skeleton and his flesh into a patchwork mass of bruises and scraping bone. He is in constant pain, and only his hatred and the power of the Dark Side keeps him alive.

And here's my take on him:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthSion.jpg)

And vs. Master Vandar:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthSionvs.jpg)

And a close-up of the facial detail:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/DarthSionclose-up.jpg)

A few things about this custom...the flash is washing out a lot of detail. I took about a million pics of him tonight, and it just can't be helped. So the version you're seeing is missing some of the subtle coloration through his cracked and pitted skin. There's also a few details I still want to add, like the little flap hanging from his waistline in the reference shot, and the buckles along his gloved arm...but I wanted to get a pic up tonight since I promised I'd show what I had been working on.

Also, I apologize for the small size of the pics...for some reason Photobucket keeps resizing the images, and I can't seem to adjust it.

Anyway, here's the recipe:

Head and neck post: ROTS Mace Windu (with Epoxy)
Torso and arms: GI JOE Major Barrage, dremeled and epoxy added)
Left Hand: Evolutions Dooku (Can be swapped with Sith lightning hands as well)
Legs and crotch: Clone Wars Saesee Tinn

It's a shame I can't get a pic that really shows the detail, because as of right now, this is probably my favorite custom that I've ever done. I'll try to get some better ones when I update again this weekend.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Ryan on February 24, 2006, 04:35 AM
It's my favorite of your's too. ;)

Damn that is one impressive custom. I really should be hitting the sack, so I'll comment in more detail later, but for not I'll just tell you how impressive that scarring is. How long did it take you?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Joe on February 24, 2006, 09:04 AM
commented more at FFURG but may I say again this is one GREAT custom.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 24, 2006, 09:54 AM
I commented about this one over at FFURG as well. This is my favorite of all your customs DD. The scaring is really well done and not over the top like Hasbro did with crispy Anakin. The only thing is the red should be a little darker but I assume that is just the flash doing that. It looks like he needs those little flaps around the torso. Somehow I think Maul upper legs combined with those boots would be a more exact fit for the picture. But very nicely done DD.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: CHEWIE on February 24, 2006, 10:36 AM
DD, this is easily one of my favorites that you've made.  You captured the essence of the character very well.  Awesome parts selection and painting.  He looks production quality and I love the face detail.  Seeing him in battle with Master Vander looks awesome.  Very good custom and nice to see the variety of talents you have in your work as always.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Ruprecht on February 24, 2006, 11:04 AM
AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW YEEEEAAAAAHHHHH BOYEEEE!!!!!!!

That is one cool figure, DD.  I have always wanted to do one, but didn't think the whole "shattered and shredded, then put back together" look could be pulled off.  You have shown me the light, and my hat is off to you sir.  Excellent work, and the brilliant transformation from Windu to Sion is very early Eddie Murphy (http://www.thatvideosite.com/view/1337.html).  <---not for kids, don't open at work unless you, your boss, and cow - orkers have an affinity for witticism and suffer from mastophilia.

I can't tell by the pics, but is his right arm painted to look like that or did you sculpt to achieve the sleeve?  Looks great regardless, I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: BrentS on February 24, 2006, 11:07 AM
DD- Thats is freaking amazing. I really like the way you put those parts together!

Maybe if you can use a camera with a tripod and macro mode you can get some photos without using a flash?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 24, 2006, 11:20 AM
 :o  :o :o :o :o Wow. I just dont have the words to tell you how cool this is. Excellent job. Im going to go bang my head against the wall now because I suck.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 25, 2006, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys. As always, the feedback is appreciated!

Darth_Ennis: Practice makes perfect. I could show you some custom attempts of mine that would make you cringe. For example, my first ever attempt at a SA ARC trooper (long before SA clones were readily available) and my hideous attempt at a Quinlan Vos.  ;)

BrentS: Yeah, I need to get a tripod and a photo table. I really wanted to do a shot of him cast in the red light of his saber, but the camera just couldn't catch it without blurring.

Master Phruby: Great suggestion all the Maul legs, I'm definitely going to do that. The added bonus of Ball jointed knees is too good to pass up. Also, the red is not nearly as bright as the flash made it out to be.

Ryan: The scarring didn't take long at all. I pitted the chest severly with various dremel tools, then smeared a little epoxy here and there for texture. The head took maybe a half hour to get right, and then I left it overnight to harden.

Ruprecht: Thanks for the kind words. There was a time I didn't think the scarring could be pulled off either. I almost went with a CW Kit Fisto torso at one point, but I'm glad I didn't because it wouldn't have been bulky enough and the poseability would be limited.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2006, 07:02 PM
HI DD

Mate I'm really impressed with this figure the detail on him is very very well done and the paint apps just add to the detail and the likeness is spoton well done.

With the photo's have you thought about taking them outside I have a large patio with a cover and I take my photo's between 9am - 11-am in the mornings this way you still get the natural lighting but you don't get the sun directly on the figure. And the only thing you might have to do is either brighten or darken it a little with PSP-6

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 25, 2006, 09:57 PM
AWWWWWSSSOMME man that is great likness of Sion, You made it look like he "slept with vibroblades" :D ;) but anyhow....wow just wow keep it up, I wouldn't change a thing.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Friday 2.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 5, 2006, 05:07 PM
Hemble: Thanks for the tip...I took this pic of my latest custom outside and it came out quite well. I think that will be what I have to do, at least until I get a tripod.

Smartypants: Thanks for the comments...I wasn't sure if the scarring was going to work out, but I'm pretty happy with it. I may end up making a second version of Sion as well.

In the meantime, here's a quick update. I've been pretty busy this week, but did manage to get a few customs in. Here's a fan-fic, KOTOR era Sith I've dubbed Darth Viscera:

(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/4986/darthviscera1hy.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I really, REALLY like the EVO Palpatine body for custom parts. The legs are from the EVO Dooku to give him added height.

You might remember an ARC Commander I did awhile back named Commander Talon. If not, here he is:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/spamweasel/ARCCommanderTalon.jpg)

Well, I upgraded him to Phase 2 armor:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ArcCommanderTalonph2.jpg)

I'll try to get a few more up later tonight or tomorrow.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.5.06
Post by: Jedi_Assassin on March 5, 2006, 05:22 PM
OMG! That is the coolest freakin' thing I have ever seen. I'm doing a Sith apprentice. I need to even out the work load more. The photonovel, school, my class trip, vacations, homework, work, fodder-shopping, and customizing. I overwork myself.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.5.06
Post by: Gregorbian on March 5, 2006, 10:00 PM
Wow, I wouldn't have known where to even start on that figure.  He resembles the reference image very well, great work DD!
Phase 2 Commander Talon looks good, although I would have personally left him "clean" just to match is Phase 1 armor version.  Still, the weathering on him looks great, I just like my clones "clean."

Darth Viscera looks insane, what are those parts?  He looks like the heir-apparent to Darth Maul in terms of bad-assery  ;D
Is that 3 3/4" scale?  He looks a lot bigger (like Marvel Legends scale).  Awesome job DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.5.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 6, 2006, 02:12 AM
Gregorbian: I like Clones clean in some cases, and because I think it shows off your painting skills...but sometimes I like to dirty 'em up, and make them look like they've been in the field for awhile. I may do a "clean" version of Talon in the phase II armor at some point...but for this one, I wanted him gritty.

Darth Viscera is a EVO Palpatine, Darth Maul Cloak, GIJOE Cobra soldier head, and Cobra Commander Chest Armor. I'm pretty happy with how he turned out; when I first assembled him I was unsure if I liked him, but I think the paint scheme ended up bringing him together fairly well.

Here's another project I've been working on sice reading TRIPLE ZERO:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RepublicCommandos.jpg)

Both Delta1138 (Boss) and Fi here are still works in progress, but I thought you guys would get a kick out of seeing them early. ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: aeseven7 on March 6, 2006, 06:01 AM
Man DD, that Sith Lord is just flat out COOL!  I know all too well the feeling before a custom is painted that maybe it isn't gonna look quite right but I must say the choice of parts and paintjob is top-notch. 

The two RCs look great too and i was reaaaally hoping someone would do the stealth look (picked up Triple Zero but haven't read it yet since I still need to finish Hard Contact lol) and i think he turned out really cool as well.  The weathering you added i think gives him some depth. . .it's not easy making something black look weathered without it looking. . .off, ya know.

In any case, keep up the great work:)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: BrentS on March 6, 2006, 10:00 AM
Darth Viscera - looks amazing.  I've been working on a Sith Lord Custom and my guy looks laughable next to this one!  I think that Joe Body parts are a perfect fit for this guy.  Maybe I should start looking at more GI Joe parts. Hmmmm.

The Commando also looks good.  I haven't read any of the RC stories (or even played the game) so I haven't completely been swept up by RC-craze.  However, from what I hear, the new RCs are supposed to be black in scheme.  I think you pulled them off for sure.

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 6, 2006, 10:25 AM
Whoa, great update DD!

Darth Viscera - Talk about one mean looking guy. Wow, he looks every bit the part of a Sith Lord from that era. Excellent use of parts and painting here. He's pretty scary looking.

Commander Talon - The Phase I armor one looks nice if not a little clean, but the Phase II looks absolutely stunning. The paint on the helmet is great and the weathering is just the right amount. Very well done.

Commando's - Very well done, I love the articulated knees you gave them. I hope this figure starts becoming a bit easier to get. These are top of the line customs here. Can't wait to see how you finish up your squad.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 6, 2006, 11:31 AM
Wow Darth Viscera is fricken evil !!! I never realised that Sand Viper head would look so cool on the right figure. Excellent design on that one. Makes me wish I would have picked up more of the Sith set wjhen I had the chance. The Sidious in that set has almost unlimited potential.

And of course I I cant end this without commenting on the sweet Commandos. I love the black one. Fi ( that is the red ones name right?) looks like he just stepped off the cover. I havent read triple Zero yet, Im still working my way through the Clone wars books in order so Im half way finished with Jedi Trial. So triple zero will have to wait in line for a little while.

I like the Phase 2 armor for Talon. Im not very forn of weathering my clones either, but for certain clones you just have to. Excellent job.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: Gregorbian on March 6, 2006, 04:48 PM
Nice RCs DD!
I think that black armor looks pretty badass.  I haven't read the new RC book (I didn't even realize there was a new one), but I liked Hard Contact so I'll have to check out the new book.  I think I'm going to go with a fanfic color scheme on my RCs when I get around to articulating their knees.

Did you do a lower leg swap with a regular ROTS clone or did you switch out the knee joints and keep Scorch's lower legs?  I am planning on using Stikfas ball joints for the knee joints but I am going to practice on a snowtrooper first.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: Ruprecht on March 6, 2006, 07:25 PM
I like Darth Viscera....is he named that because he likes to disembowel his prey?

The Republic Commandos look good.  I like how Fi isn't purely black.  The added gunmetal? gives just enough contrast.  I'm surprised at how slimming the black armor is on him.  I guess that's why pleasantly plump peeps prefer pitch-black apparel. 

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: ThePerennial on March 6, 2006, 09:31 PM
I am DYING to start reading Triple Zero!  So is Fi's armor the only one that's black, or has all of omega squad adopted the black colour scheme?

 Awesome Boss, too! The weathering is great!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on March 6, 2006, 11:08 PM
Great Update!

The ARC's look Great, The Phase 2 Armored version looks much more menacing though.

The Sith is a nice design, good use of the Sand Viper, I've got a few of those guys takeing up space in my fodder bin. I think you've inspired me to get some use out of them.

The Commando's are my favorite. The Stealrh Armor is exactly as I imagined. Your weathering really make this Custom Pop. Without the Weathering so much of the detail in the Armor would be lost. Bravo for posting the First pic of an Omega Squad Commando.
Boss is a little miss colored though he should be more of a Burnt Orange Color, But he would make a Great Sarge (RC-1013) from Aiwha squad his markings are Red.

Keep up the Great work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: In Rem on March 7, 2006, 12:37 AM
Man, DD, this is GREAT stuff. The matte black Commando is a beaut, and the knees really add a lot to the fig.

Darth Viscera is absolutely chilling. Looks like something we should see on screen! Is that a Swamp Rat head? I love that one...

You new Commander Talon is great as well. I really dig that paint scheme, and the weathering looks very to-scale. Super job!

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: hemble on March 7, 2006, 04:09 AM
WOW mate Darth Viscera looks simply awesome the detailing work is totally cool and the paints apps are excellent.

The Commandos are just spot on I like the paints apps you've done to them simply but very effective and the weathering is great well done.

Ron

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: darth_ripley on March 7, 2006, 11:22 AM
Darth Viscera looks like he belongs in KOTOR III ! the paint scheme & apps on him are great and he looks like a real bada$$. the soft goods cape looks wonderful too, very nicely done.

the ARC looks neat too, i like the design and color on the phase 2 armor a lot...your original designs continue to interest me on the clones, which is saying a lot after painting quite a few and getting image overloads of others work on them.

the Commandos look like they jumped off the cover of a novel, these guys are really amazing. i haven't played the game or read any of the books, heck i don't even have a Scorch fig at all myself but i can appreciate the wonderful paint apps and weathering you have given these guys. can't wait to see them completely done - great job so far!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday 3.6.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 7, 2006, 06:27 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! It means a lot coming from each of you, because I think everyone of you brings something to this hobby that I admire.

Ripley: Darth Viscera sprang out of my desire to do a KOTOR era photonovel one day, and I wanted to do a Sith who wasn't a fallen Jedi, but had been raised since birth in the Sith teachings, and looked the part. I went with the name Viscera because it lends a certain brutal violence to his character, and somewhere in my mind I decided that his part of his mask is stitched with the dyed skin of his former master.

Gregorbian: With the RC's I used the knee joint from a clone trooper attached to the lower leg of Scorch, and then the ankles are articulated with the feet of the clone for added poseability.

Perennial: In Triple Zero, all of Omega Squad has adopted the black stealth armor.

Darth_Ennis: You can still get Sith Lord EVO sets from www.hasbrotoyshop.com for $19.99, three bucks cheaper than TRU price. Go for it!

aeseven: Honestly, I'm surprised you of all people didn't beat me to doing a Stealth Armor commando! I can't wait to see what you do with these guys once you get rolling. I agree that the gunmetal adds a little depth...once I finished the matte black, it needed something to add a little detail. Now if only I can make their visors look as good as the ones on your your Mandalorians!

BrentS: Some people don't like using Joe parts because they think they look out of place, and for the most part, I agree...but I'm always on the lookout for some fodder that will work, and the latest waves of Joes are very compatible, IMO.

Chewie: I hope Scorch becomes easier to find too...I really want to make a few squads, including some fan-fic ones.

Ruprect: Yes, black armor is very slimming, and a good summer look for your weight conscious clone. ;)

Anyway, here's one I finished up today. If you guys haven't read DARK RENDEZVOUS, I think you should...it does a great job of expanding on Dooku and Yoda's relationship. Anyway, I wanted to do a younger version of Dooku before his fall, so here he is. The imageshack link is again provided because of my problems with photobucket.

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8190/jedimasterdooku2zz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I tried to model him a little after his look in Jango Fett: Open Seasons without being too literal. This is how I imagined ol' Scaramanga Dooku to look around the time of the battle of Naboo.

And here's a shot of Fi in his Stealth armor in a little natural light. I think it better shows off the battle damage.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9613/republiccommandofi1wh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tuesday 3.7.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 7, 2006, 09:43 PM
Wow, those pics are huge - but it's nice to see them because it really shows the detail in your work! Something I think that gets overlooked sometimes is the detail we try and put into our customs - it really shows here.

Dooku looks fantastic and probably just as I'd envision him as a younger man before his fall to the Dark Side. The only thing that I might suggest is to liven up his eyes a bit, maybe just bigger pupils and thicker eyebrows would work. The rest look fantastic - is that a ROTS Kit Fisto body mixed with Dooku parts?

The Commando is nothing short of awesome. What an excellent job you did on him, I love the weathering and overall painting. Great job on the articulated knees as well. The outdoor lighting really does him justice. Can you imagine how hot of a figure this would be if they made it like yours? It's already popular as hell but with your changes it's perfect.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tuesday 3.7.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 8, 2006, 02:12 AM
Hey Chewie,

Thanks for the feedback. I see what you're saying about the eyes on Dooku, and have already made adjustments to his pupils and his eyebrows. And, you guessed the parts exactly.

As for Scorch, I think he's hot enough already. I'm having enough problems finding this figure, I can't imagine if he was any hotter! ;D

Here's another I finished tonight...apprentice to Viscera, Darth Malus.

(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1078/darthmalus8oe.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3147/darthmalus23qy.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I patterned the face after some drawing or something I saw a long time ago and jotted a down a sketch of. It might have even been another custom, I can't remember...but I liked it so much I saved it for a really long time, and finally felt like completing it.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: In Rem on March 8, 2006, 09:21 AM
Young Dooku: Amazing job you did of taking a few years off the face. I really like that you've coupled the head with that body... it's very believable as a younger version here. I'd love to see what you've done with the eyes.

Matte Black Commando: Wow. I have yet to see one Scorch, but now when I see him I'll know he's playing a distant second fiddle to what might have been.

Malus:  :o :o :o
How do you paint faces on such a small scale? It's not like you can use a wash trick for that kind of detail. Just, wow.

Nice update, DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 8, 2006, 11:21 AM
Young Dooku: Excellent paint job on the face DD. He does look alot younger now.

Matte Black Commando: Dude, now I know where all the Republic commandos have gone. You've been doing great customs on them. I just wish I could find just one out in the wild.

Malus: I really like the detail on that face. It's nice and exact.

Very creative set there DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 8, 2006, 12:35 PM
Is that head a evo epi 2 Ani? if so you disguised it excellantly.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 8, 2006, 01:24 PM
Oh My God... that has to be one of the most evil looking characters I have ever seen... what a paint job!  What an evil being!  I had actually done a black and white pattern at one time on a fan fic Sith, but it looked nowhere as good as this.  Geeze... that's scary!  So well done too... I think that Maul would have been even better with that color pattern instead.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 9, 2006, 02:43 AM
Thanks guys.

Chewie: Yeah, he turned out pretty sinister, didn't he? Something about the white and black tattoos really seems creepy. The funny thing is, I have a few more Sith Lords rattling around in my brain that I can't wait to work on...I just need to assemble the pieces and find the time.

Smartypants: The head is actually a dremeled out GI Joe VvV Barrel Roll head, hollowed out to fit on the Darth Maul ball joint. Good guess, though.

In Rem: I didn't do much to Dooku's eyes after this pic was taken...I just followed Chewie's suggestion and made the pupils a little bigger and the eyebrows a little thicker. I'll try to get a pic up soon. With Malus, I used a VERY fine brush and a magnifing glass. It didn't come out perfectly symetrical like I hoped...chalk that up to my unsteady hand...but I'm happy with the result. The picture also magnifies the flaws, as big as it is...the flaws on the figure itself are less noticeable.

Phruby: Believe it or not, I have yet to find a single Scorch in the wild myself. Mine have all come from trades with red5sixx. I'd love to find a few more of these...if I hit a windfall I'd hook a brother up. In the meantime, you might check your trade bait and see what red5sixx needs...if you've got something he's looking I know he'd trade.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: hemble on March 9, 2006, 02:52 AM
HOLY **** I know I should'nt say **** but that was the fisrt words that came out of my mouth when I say yout lastest figures.

Darth Malus - is simply one awesome looking figure the face itself is just awesome and looks pure evil I think it's the eyes that does it for this figure and the colour you've used for the robes is great the greys look excellent against the blacks well done.

Fi in his Stealth armor looks great the armour is very well painted and weathered I an't wait to get my hands on some of them for custom work.

DARK RENDEZVOUS DOOKU - this figure I'm really impressed with the way you've done a younger looking Dooku is excellent and painting is face a lighter skin tone just adds to the younger look and the tunic and cloths are very well painted indeed keep up the great work.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: Nirvana on March 10, 2006, 08:56 AM
Sorry I haven't posted in your thread lately, DD, I've been really busy. Trying to play catch-up today.

Darth Malus- Amazing. The paint looks so evil, especially with the white and black. How did you get so much detail into the face? That must have been really hard, and you pulled it off with exceptional results.

Fi Stealth Armor- Really, really, really cool. I haven't read Triple Zero or the other RC novels, but this custom with the perfect two-tone black and the gunmetal weathering is perfect. It's making want to read the novels, just to see what these badasses can do.

Young Dooku- Very nice. Is it a Dooku headsculpt? One thing I might suggest is to paint his face and skin a darker, tanner tone to make him look a little younger. The color of the robes is very nice, but I'm not too sure about the lightsaber. Would he have the same hilt as a Jedi and then as a Sith?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Wednesday 3.8.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 12, 2006, 08:05 PM
hemble: Thanks for the feedback. I only wish I was as good as you at doing flesh washes...I think Dooku would really "come to life" with a hemble-style paint job on the face and hands.

Darth Nirvana: Thanks! The Dooku head is from the ROTS version. I went with a darker skin tone at first but it didn't come out as I hoped, so I went back to basics. The lightsaber hilt has more to do with Dooku's fighting style than his allegiance... In OPEN SEASONS he has the curved blade while still serving the Jedi Order. I think it's the color of the crystal used that marks it a Sith lightsaber more than the style of hilt.

Anyway, on to my latest. The Art of ROTS has this great page of designs for the Clone Wars Jedi, and one of Ian McCaig's concepts features Eeth Koth as having been blinded during the Clone Wars, but still serving as a General to his troops. I liked the concept so much I based this custom off of it...it's close to McCaig's design, but I added the clone armor to keep in line with some of the other EU ideas we've seen.

(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/827/eethkothclonewars9bd.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I still need to add a wee bit of weathering, but right now I kind of like the clean version. I might also paint the cord around his eyes to make it look more like a leather strap. My only regret with this figure is that I failed to give him ball-jointed shoulders. I think that really would have added something. Still, I'm pretty happy with him.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 12, 2006, 08:24 PM
Hey, thats a good idea. He looks really cool with the ribbon around his eyes. Do you have the concept reference art? I like to see how close you got. Good use of parts there. The torso reminds me of the motor-cross qui-gon we got during the potj series.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 12, 2006, 08:30 PM
Very nice work DD, in my opinion this is one of your best customs.

Great parts selection, great job putting them together.  What did you use for the blindfold?  And I wouldn't worryabout ball jointed shoulders, he looks great as is.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: ThePerennial on March 12, 2006, 08:52 PM
That is an incrdible custom! I really like the conrast of the bright red as opposed to the rest of the outfit.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 12, 2006, 10:23 PM
Phruby: I'll have to get a scan of the pic and post it so you can see the inspiration. I did indeed use Motocross Qui Gon's torso, as the shoulders match McCaig's drawing almost exactly.

Chewie: The blindfold comes from a GIJoe VvV Jynx figure. I was tempted to have Koth fight the excellent Trandoshan custom I recently received in the mail.  :P

Perennial: So, that's one vote in favor of me NOT painting the blindfold brown. Anyone else?

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Famine on March 12, 2006, 10:25 PM
Dude, please tell me your making the Plo Koon with the wrist saber dealie?

Please?

I'd vote to paint the blindfold brown, or a khaki tan.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: In Rem on March 12, 2006, 11:01 PM
That Eeth Koth is one of the most badass custom Jedi I have ever seen!

Sort of takes the whole concept of the blast shield helmet to the next level. :)

Maybe this is where Obi Wan gets that training technique?

Amazing. You do some great stuff, DD.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Jediknight760071 on March 12, 2006, 11:21 PM
Now thaat is something new and different. Reminds me of a Jedi-Samurai mix, I love it. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Phalanxx on March 13, 2006, 12:02 AM
He looks really good.  I like the use of the Jedi-Training Qui-Gon.  The clone armor goes really well with it.  The color choices for this figure are great and they tie every thing together. 

I like the red of the blindfold.  The red of it makes it stand out and contrasts great with the tan of the clothing.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 13, 2006, 01:16 AM
Famine: I am indeed working on the Plo Koon and the Ki Adi Mundi both. Plo's a little farther along, I just need to pick up one or two pieces to finish him before painting.

In Rem: You're too kind. It's funny, I was thinking of the blast shield bit while working on him: "Your eyes can decieve you, don't trust them." You know, while I don't have time to do a regular photonovel at this point like you and Chewie, maybe I could do a one or two chapter story about how he loses his sight. Interesting...

Jediknight760071: I also like the Samurai/Jedi connection. Makes me want to do a few Old Republic Jedi with more of a Samurai feel.

Phalanxx: Thanks! And for those counting, that's two votes for red blindfold, one vote against.  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 01:25 AM
I'd be all for a small photonovel from you!   :)

Hopefully you liked that Trandoshan too... also on the blindfold, red looks great.  Black or brown might look good too, but as it is I still think it's awesome.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: The Professor on March 13, 2006, 02:40 AM
I posted on this elsewhere, but that's some wonderful work, especially in its concept.  It's a great idea.  Blind Jedi just seem to work, especially given the blast shield training.  It almost seems that a Jedi would want a blindfold (even if not blind) to increase their Force focus. 

Again, great work (especially on the sculpt of the blindfold)!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2006, 05:57 AM
Very well done figure the concept is wonderful I like the idea alot I've seen this pic somewhere and you have done it proud well done mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: PenDragon on March 13, 2006, 08:15 AM
Pretty damn cool! I hate to just echo others, but I gotta vote for the blindfold. And, as always, I really dig the Samurai-Starwars connection...  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Clone Commander on March 13, 2006, 08:39 AM
Cool Eeth coth, too bad he died during geonosis.
His gunship exploded on screen too.  :P
This is a nice custom though, it looks great.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: In Rem on March 13, 2006, 12:07 PM
I don't see any mention of his death in the Star Wars Databank... where did you get that info from, CC?

A PN on this could be very short or very, very long. It depends on where you want to pick up the story. I'd love to see what you can do with it.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: BrentS on March 13, 2006, 12:18 PM
This is one of the coolest Jedi Customs I've seen.  The blind fold really works on this guy.  I agree with everyone's assement that it wouldn't surprise me if Jedi trained with blindfolds all the time.

Did you post a full recipe?

I'd love to see the blinded Eeth Koth in action!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 13, 2006, 12:41 PM
Wow! The blind Jedi Samurai.  ;D
Excellent just excellent. I've wanted to do something with that Qui-Gon body for a while now, Its just too sweet of a sculpt to waste. The addition of the articulated limbs and the clone armor really make this figure work. I really like this one.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Clone Commander on March 13, 2006, 06:17 PM
(http://I don't see any mention of his death in the Star Wars Databank... where did you get that info from, CC?)

I think it was mentioned in an old issue of Insider.
They said he died during the explosion.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Nirvana on March 13, 2006, 08:05 PM
That's probably one of the best Clone Wars Jedi I've ever seen. I say keep the red ribbon, it really adds contrast to the gray and white. The color choice and the shoulderpads are really awesome, as well as the clone shins and gauntlets. He really looks good.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 13, 2006, 11:28 PM
(http://I don't see any mention of his death in the Star Wars Databank... where did you get that info from, CC?)

I think it was mentioned in an old issue of Insider.
They said he died during the explosion.

Well, the Insider has also reported K'kruhk dying on Hypori and Captain Ordo's name as "Fordo," so I'm going to take that info with a grain of salt and say as far as I'm concerned he made it.  :P

Thanks for the feedback, everyone, I appreciate it. As it stands I think the blindfold will stay red for now as most seem to like the contrast. I really do think a short story with the blind Eeth Koth would be a lot of fun...I think I'll start outlining the story this week.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.12.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 26, 2006, 09:42 PM
Due to work and various home projects I haven't had much time for customizing...most of what I've been working on is only half-complete at this point...but here's one I finished up today.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6044/whitecommandostanding3lo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/5177/whitecommandokneeling8ab.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Before the game designers heard Lucas' plans to vary up the clone legions in ROTS, the Commandos were basically going to be in all-white armor, so that's what I did here. It's as if this guy has just been issued his armor and hasn't personalized it yet. I've done the lightest bit of weathering, but I'm unsure whether I want to add more or leave him clean. What do you guys think?

Oh, and unlike Commandos you get from those HASBRO brands...mine can kneel. ;D

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: In Rem on March 26, 2006, 10:19 PM
DD -

I *LOVE* the solid white, and the subtle weathering makes him look very realistic. I'd say give him a weapon or two and call him complete.

Bravo!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2006, 01:38 AM
I like the white a lot better DD.  In fact I just finished up a similar one that I'll post soon.  You did an excellent job on this, I love it!

 :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: Ryan on March 27, 2006, 04:09 AM
The White commando looks great DD. Some commandos actually wear white armor so I think that some weathering could work just fine. The knees are great and make this figure 10x better than Hasbro's. It is always good to see your updates. :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: Phalanxx on March 27, 2006, 09:22 AM
He looks great DD.  I like the white so much better than the paint scheme of the scorch figure.   The added articulation is a great touch.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: BrentS on March 27, 2006, 08:50 PM
I like the plain white commandos.  It really accentuates how cool of a mold the upperbody arm on those figures really are.  Like I said in Chewie's thread - I think these guys look so much better with SA legs.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 3.25.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 15, 2006, 04:05 PM
I posted this over in the Gladiator thread, but thought I'd post it here as well.

Inspired by Chewie's Gomorr custom, I too wanted a giant, fierce looking Whipid. The Gladiator challenge just gave me an excuse. ;)

I wanted him to look big and mean, and gave him a weapon that only a Whipid and maybe a Wookiee would be capable of lifting, let alone swinging. The idea is that a weapon that heavy swung with a Whipid's strength would pretty much penetrate even the strongest armor. I went with an ice blue on the eyes to make them stand out, and make them kind of cold and alien. I also didn't give him any armor, as I imagined him needing the mobility to wield his weapon, and with it's reach not many would be able to get in close to strike him anyway. If they did get in close, he could resort to his claws and incredible power to crush his opposition.

(http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/3672/whipidmuscle8qq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Like I said in the challenge thread, I'm considering sculpting a little hair on him and giving him a topknot, but not right now. I'm pretty much taking today as a "customizing day" so I should have a lot more to post this weekend.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 15, 2006, 04:14 PM
Nice DD I love his shoulder armor, and his Axe fits really well with the burly whipid Idea. His eyes look a bit funky tho
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 15, 2006, 04:39 PM
Great Looking Whipid!

I love The Battle Ax Design, What did you Use to Make It?
The Shoulder Pads Look a Little to Cerimonial To me for a Gladiator, Without the Title I'd Asume this Guy Was A King or Cheifton of his Whipid Clan. Either Way It's a Great Looking Custom.

Keep um Commin.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 15, 2006, 05:07 PM
Hey Fritz,

Yeah, he does have kind of a chieftan feel to him...I'll just say his clan was enslaved and he was forced into the Gladiatorial arena. ;)

Here's another I finished up today. My "Boss" custom didn't do it for me, so I started a new one and took my first attempt back to matte black, and decided that this is Darman from Omega Squad.

(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/1706/omegasquaddarman8dx.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Although you cant tell in the pic, the hemet is removable. In addition, I have some custom gear that will go on his leg, but it's not quite finished yet.

Next up is a Trandoshan tracker. The first (the one with the cloak) is one I assembled a long time ago; it was one of my first customs, but I didn't get around to painting it until recently.

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4517/trandoshantracker7tr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The second Trando is one I won from one of Chewie's auctions, hence the great weathering. I just threw it in because I thought they looked cool together, even though mine suffers by comparison. ;D

More later.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2006, 05:13 PM
DD, every time you start your updates things around here really liven up. :)

Gladiator Whipid - I love the use of the Muftak body, it makes the Whipid seem much more menacing and I love the altered feet here and the painting too. Accessories are a great touch. One of my favorites that you've made.

Trandoshan Tracker - Love it, great use of parts and painting. These fan fic types are always my favorite. Glad the Trando you got of mine has a pal to hang out with now. They look like a good pair to hunt some Wookiees together. ;)

Darman - I think this is one of best Commandos that I've seen, I really like the black armor... just seems more realistic of a desing that all those colors that we see in the video game. Very well articulated/painted. Awesome work. And the blaster is freaking awesome too.

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: hyouriittai on April 15, 2006, 06:29 PM
That is one awesome commando! All the highights are great, with that light blue, it really seems to glow. I am also impressed by the use of parts in that Trandoshan tracker, especially the implementation of the Tusken slug thrower. Good work, DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Saturday, 4.14.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 15, 2006, 09:05 PM
Chewie: I appreciate the feedback. It's nice to be part of a community like this, because I get so many ideas from my fellow customizers. For example, the Whipid was totally inspired by you, and I'm working on a Mandalorian today inspired by aeseven.

hyourittai: Thanks, I appreciate it. While I do some clones clean, ones that are all one color like Omega Squad I tend to scar up to show off the sculpt...you lose a lot of detail when a figure is all black, especially in photographs.

Speaking of battle-scarred clones:

Null ARC Trooper

(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/5047/nullarcdetailedfront2pf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The Null-ARC troopers are the result of an unsuccessful Kaminoan attempt to make super-soldier clones of Jango Fett. The genetic tampering resulted in unstable, erratic clone troopers loyal only to Sergeant Kal Skirata, a Mandalorian contracted by Kamino to aid with the training of special clone units, and only six of the twelve survived past the fetal stage. The Null-ARCs, as they become known, are a failed experiment that the Kaminoans did not try to replicate, instead resigning themselves to less spectacular clonings of their bounty hunter template.

During the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic employs the Null-ARC, or -ARC units as black-ops forces. Their roles cover special operations such as work for military intelligence, among others. They are very difficult to control, by most accounts, and often Sergeant Skirata has to be called off of Kamino to help with giving them directives. Finally the Republic returns Skirata to active duty and places the Null-ARCs under his command. Skirata's favorite Null trooper is Captain Ordo.

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5097/nullarcside7fl.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

This guy was inspired by the various Null ARC's mentioned in REPUBLIC COMMANDO: TRIPLE ZERO. There wasn't really any reference for them, so I just kind of went wild.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 3 times, 4.14.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 15, 2006, 10:05 PM
Thats a cool fan fic rendition of a NULL. sorry to be a party pooper, but NULL ARCS, and plain ARCS, where the same armor. :-\ What figure is the verpine shatter gun from? you did an excellant job on the damage nonethe less.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 3 times, 4.14.06
Post by: Famine on April 15, 2006, 10:18 PM
WHIPPID-Dude, that thing is ******* FIERCE looking. He could totaly kill some ****. Love the weird sholder gear. I think you should give him two pigtail looking things, plus a top knot. Give him a totaly stone age look. ;)

NULL-Awsome trooper. It's good to see a non E3 Clone helmet design again. Very cool figure, and I'm digging the grey paint scheme. Impressive.

DARMAN-Badass. I really dig the detailing he has, and the way you re-did the gun. Very professional looking. What does it say on the side? I don't speak "Jibberish" or Auerubsh or what have you.

TRANDOSHAN TRACKER-Nifty. I wish there was a way to make the face look less pissed off. You should maybe give him a weathered and faded patter on his cloak, or a symbol. Maybe like the different Kilt colors Clans in Scotland and such had. :)

Nice update man.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 3 times, 4.14.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 15, 2006, 11:09 PM
Smarty: I've read all of Karen Traviss' material on the clones, and for the most part you are right, Nulls generally don't have any different armor than the other ARCs. However, nowhere does it definitively say every single ARC has the exact same armor, at all times, for every mission...heck, in Triple Zero Mereel has bleached blond hair and iris coloring that makes him look different from the other clones, so I don't think I'm too off base in crafting some specialized armor for this particular Null. And besides, if it ain't in the movies, it ain't "canon" anyway.   ;)

The Verpine is several different figures' guns cut up to look like a slightly modified Verpine gun...no figure that I know of comes with one.

Famine: Thanks for the breakdown on each figure. It was actually fun to do an Episode II clone again, and I like your ideas for the Whipid, I think I will modify him like you suggested.  Darman's gun doesn't actually say anything...I couldn't find any aurebesh numerics (although someone on 'scum has since sent me them) so I just made up the symbols on his ammo counter. I also agree that the Trando (mine, not Chewie's) needs some work. I'm not completely satisfied with him.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 3 times, 4.14.06
Post by: darth_ripley on April 15, 2006, 11:15 PM
Great update DD!

the paint apps on the whipid warrior really make the fur stand out and make him look bigger and more fierce. i like the choice of the large weapon as well, very believable.

although i haven't gotten into the Republic Commandos (haven't played the game or read the books) (shocking ain't it!) i really like what you have done with this commando. the black paint really makes the visor stand out and the light weathering is perfect.

i like your trando...the cape is a nice touch, although the color of the shirt & the cape kind of clash a little to me. perhaps if the cape had a more brownish wash on it, or the shirt a little less "loud".

the Null ARC is my favorite of all. i find myself gravitating back to the AOTC style clones after seeing an over-run of ROTS clones. again, the weathering and accessories are perfect.

keep up the great work DD, i always enjoy your updates :)

p.s. i love the new cloud city ice cream guy for your avatar  8)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: Kit Fisto on April 16, 2006, 07:01 AM
Some great updates indeed!

The gladiator is my favourite. Awesome parts choice and a superb paint job! I for one love what you did with his eyes. Make him look more mean and routhless. Like an ice cold killer dude! :)

The commando is very cool as well, but I can't begin to understand where you americans keep finding those extra Scorch figures, while I am still looking one for my collection...

The Null ARC looks charp as well. What parts did you use on him?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2006, 07:42 AM
Hi Ya DD

mate you've done some awesome work that is for sure the

Null ARC Trooper- is just perfect the I REALLY LIKE the colour you've used on him it suits him to a tee and the weathering is simply perfect.

Darman- What I like about this figure is how you've painted him black and still have all the detail showing that is a mighty hard task to do when you have black on any figure but you've pulled it of very very well.

Trandoshan tracker- the paint apps on this guy is very well done I especially like the shading on the shirt top work mate.

Whipid Gladiator- Wow he is amazing everything on him just stands out so well this is a BIG 2 THUMBS UP well done indeed.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: BrentS on April 16, 2006, 11:43 AM
Wow DD, these are great customs.  My favorite is your gladiator.  Its just so incredibly well done.  I definitely think a top knot would be a cool addition.

The Null trooper is next followed by the Commando.  The painting and weathering details on these are great.  On the Null, it is a very good combination of accessories. What backpack is that?

The trandos also look very good - I've never been much of a trando guy but these are well executed customs.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 16, 2006, 07:39 PM
Happy Easter. everybody!

Ripley: Always good to hear from you in my thread! Believe it or not, The Whipid's paint job looks much better in person...I'll have to try to get a pic that shows off the fur variation a little better. I have to give credit where it's due, though...all I did was try to imitate Chewie on this one. I never did a lot of dry brushing until I saw what great effects he achieved with them. You should check out the Commando books/game, they're quite enjoyable. As for the Trando, I am indeed going to give his cloak a wash, maybe some other camo...but as for the loud shirt, it was actually sort of intentional. For some reason while making this guy I imagined him as having no fashion sense.  ;D

Kit Fisto: Scorch is still tough to find, but since he's started shipping two per case in some waves, I've found had better luck. I'm sure one of us could hunt one down for you if you need it. The Null Arc is an EE exclusive clone (I had a tub of these thanks to Red5sixx) with these parts:

Modified Scorch backpack with some greeblies glued on
AT-RT Driver gun and bandolier
BBI Holster with styrene strips
Verpine is cobbled together from three different guns, all cut up
Stormtrooper rifle
The Detonator comes from some old Batman figure, I think
VOTC Jango viewfinder

Not pictured: Ration Pack (BBI figure)
Vibroblade: Kabe figure

Hemble: Thanks a lot for the compliments on the paint apps; that means a lot coming from you!

BrentS: The trandos are some of my favorite aliens...probably why I keep going back to them! Not to mention with their feet and claw limitations, it's always a challenge to do something fresh with them.

-DD


 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: Ner_vod on April 16, 2006, 09:38 PM
wow DD, im filled w/ joy seeing those commandos. i myself was also thinking of doing omega and delta, along with etain, kal, and ordo.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: Gregorbian on April 16, 2006, 09:43 PM
Wow DD!  That black-armored Darman RULES!  Great work, he looks absolutely perfect (and much better than the stock Scorch figure, obviously).  The modified gun looks great too, I didn't even realize it was modified because everything looked so clean.

The Null ARC is well executed, but I was never a big fan of GaiaGear's version (although it was incredibly crafted, the design didn't really "do it" for me).  Still stylistic differences aside, your rendition does look great. I love all of the weapons and accessories.  Nice work as always.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: roron corobb on April 16, 2006, 11:42 PM
DD,
I have a question about your Gladiator Whipid. Where did you get those cool looking shoulder pads and bandolier? I hope you robbed them from another figure for my sakes. They're awesome looking on him and wondering myself if they would look as good on another custom. That is one cool looking custom.

I was working on a Droid type gladiator about two years ago, but can't find him to finish it. I have to start again to look for it. Thanks for sharing.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated 4.15.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 17, 2006, 02:04 AM
Shapao: Go for it! I too am planning on making versions of Skirata, Jusik, Etain and Vau, but am waiting on some official pics of them to base them on.

Gregorbian: Thanks! I did model this one a bit after that 12" version (mostly the color) but tried to keep a balance of what we've seen from "official" EU sources and keeping in mind what gear a real commando might need in the field. As for Darman...two more to go (Atin and Niner) and I'll have my Omega Squad complete!

Roron Corobb: The Whipid's gear are indeed from other figures, but you may have a hard time tracking them down. The shoulder pads come from a Stan Winston "Realm of the Claw" figure, and the bandolier is made from a cut up accessory from an Ultraforce "Prime" figure. Good hunting!

Here's another update, a work in progress SA Scorch with removable helmet:

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2978/scorchwip7lu.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

As you can see from his new feet I haven't fully painted him yet,  as I haven't found the exact yellow to match his armor.

Eventually I plan for all my commandos (At least Delta and Omega Squad) to have removable helmets, as I think it's just a lot more fun that way. (Although I may have to hit up Glassman for some helmet casts, as dremeling these out really sucks.)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: hyouriittai on April 17, 2006, 06:50 AM
Nicely done! I'd really like to make a removable helmet commando, now. I think you picked one of the better clone heads, too, as it looks very neutral instead of confused, or super pissed, or whatever other weird emotions the various heads display. Nice!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2006, 11:21 AM
Looks good DD, a removable helmet is a nice touch on these guys.  The Null ARC Trooper to me though is just killer.  I love the paint scheme on him/accessories but what really stands out to be is the weathering - the white showing through looks very realistic.  One of your best I think!

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 18, 2006, 05:23 AM
Thanks, guys!

hyourittai, I agree on the Evo head...it's my favorite of all the clone heads, with the exception of Jango himself...but that head doesn't work for everyone.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 18, 2006, 10:14 AM
It's great to see this guy without his helmet on. Is this guy Scorch or another RC? According to the background information on the card, his name is Scorch because he burned his eye brows off. You should scratch them off. It would be a great little detail.

That NULL ARC trooper is really cool. I like that huge backpack he has.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on April 18, 2006, 04:17 PM

DD You know as well as I do that I love just about everything you post on these pages. But the Null Arc is just about my favorite custom that you have done. Excellent job on that one. He looks bad AZZZZZZZZ.

Well, I'd love to do a removable helmet thing, but since I only ever found one Commando, and I whole heartedly believe that that is the only one Ill ever find. It doesn't look like that is going to happen. I'm liking that one too. BTW did you switch his legs or are those still the crappy legs he came with. I cant tell. Please dont take offense, it is meant as a compliment. :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 21, 2006, 07:57 AM
Hey guys!

Phruby: I like your eyebrows suggestion. I think I'll make another head without eyebrows so I can swap them out. Maybe I'll do the same with Walon Vau, since he was Scorch's instructer and also part of Scorch's little "mishap."  ;D

Darth Ennis: Scorch has started to pop up more in my neck of the woods, so it will probably be the same with you soon. If not, I'm sure one of us here on JD can hook you up.

Since so many of you dug the Null, I'll post a few pics this weekend that aren't from odd angles so you get a better view of the custom as a whole, I was just trying to do something different with the photography.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Tax Day, 4.17.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 24, 2006, 03:17 AM
Well, no new Null pics as yet...he needs to be photographed in natural light for the detail to show up, and it was cloudy pretty much all weekend in my neck of the woods...but here's a few things I did get pics of.

First up is the ARC Heavy Gunner we see in the Clone Wars cartoon. Since the CW gunships are going to start hitting soon, I figured I needed to get to work on filling in the rest of the ARC's that went to Hypori.

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2925/archeavygunner7dg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I'm currently working on the ARC pilots and the backpack and pull-over guns for the Quad Gunner, since Hasbro cheaped out on us in the Hunt for Grievous pack.

Next up is some Cantina trash.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2695/cantinasecurity4sv.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Sort of makes you wonder what the set-up to the joke was.  :P

You guys have seen the Mon Cal bartender before, but the snivian and the Rodian are new. The Snivvian was me experimenting with doing an updated Snaggletooth that reminded me of the vintage version I loved as a kid; the Rodian is either from the same crew, or maybe they're security for some space station, hence the similar uniforms.

Finally, a couple of works in progress, another Commando and Kal Skirata.

(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/4716/wipcommandokal8md.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The Commando still has to have the knee articulation added, but I was really pleased at how his armor came out. I'm not sure if I want him to represent Niner from Omega Squad (If so, Ive taken liberties with the armor) or a different commando all together. Kal still needs a poseable pair of legs, a belt of some sort, and a paint job on the uniform and the hair.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: PenDragon on April 24, 2006, 10:11 AM
That's a real spiffy paint app on the commando! I love the subtle colors! And the rest are quite nice too.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: CHEWIE on April 24, 2006, 11:44 AM
Hey great update DD!  I really like the Snaggletooth body, I used that for an Ugaught once but your use is much betetr.  The Rodian looks very believable too and the Commando is great coloring choice.  But I like that Kal Skirata figure the most, it's really coming together nicely.  Can't wait to see your final result.

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Ruprecht on April 24, 2006, 02:33 PM
The dialogue between your customs always makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.  tee-hee!

I like the scheme on the Commando, very good use of existing lines to give it a new look.  The Kal takes the cake, though.  I always thought he'd be a tad shorter than the commandos, and the head is a great choice.  What head is that?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: hyouriittai on April 24, 2006, 03:45 PM
I like the cantina flies, especially the Mon Cal bartender.

Skirata is looking really good. What head did you use? It looks repainted, and really cleanly, especially with the stubble. Good job, Double-D!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 24, 2006, 04:14 PM
Thanks guys!

Chewie/Hyourattai: The Skirata head has the base coat on his hair, (it was originally brown) but there's a lot more drybrushing to be done before it's finished. The head comes from a military figure. As soon as I saw it, I thought it was close to Skirata as I was going to get. (In the latest insider, Skirata looks a lot like Ed Harris with more hair...too bad there are no 3.75 inch Ed Harris figures.) The only thing I'm unsure about is what waist-piece to give him, although I'm leaning toward Djas Puhr for the holsters. Then I'll have to make him a couple of Verpine Shatter Guns. After this version I plan to make Kal in his Mando armor.

Ruprecht: Thanks, I have a lot of fun with the dialogue too. Another one of those things that makes me wish I had time to do a photonovel.  Not that the photonovel would be about insulting Sarah Jessica Parker...but it could. :P

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2006, 05:10 PM
Photonovels are so hard to find time for Aaron... but if you ever make one I know we'll all be applauding what you do.

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 27, 2006, 02:04 AM
Thanks Chewie. It would be a lot of fun, but I'm sure it's more work than I can even imagine at this point. The sheer amount of work that goes into your PN's always blows me away.

I'll be lucky to have time to crank out a few customs this week!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 27, 2006, 09:54 AM
Cool set of bar flys there. The joke is prefect and so true. Remember when she was on Square Pegs?

(http://dogwood.phpwebhosting.com/~tvshrine/pegs/pegscast.jpg)(http://image3.excite.co.jp/jp/cinema/photos/Reps/973072/TSDSQPE/TSDSQPE_EC001_T.JPG)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on April 27, 2006, 04:23 PM
I used to watch that show religiously. Why, I'm not exactly sure. Talk about a blast from the past.Good GOD I feel old now. Thanks Phruby.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 27, 2006, 04:38 PM
Your welcome. ;D

It was the 'Saved by the Bell' of our time.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: kliqfan4life on April 28, 2006, 04:44 AM
sqaure pegs, man U guys are old, ahahah \jk but what up dd I havent seen ya at the wherehouse but I know u got stuff goin on, I just got there yesterday with my family still sick so I hope to catch ya next week, as usualy untouchable customs. I really need you to touch up my cody and scorch.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2006, 05:52 AM
Gday mate

The Cantina files bartender really looks good he's been put together great.

Commando and Kal Skirata - the commando is kick arse the paint apps are simply awesome and the copper looking chest plate brings it all togther. Kal looks good so far can't wait to see the new legs but that head looks great the detail on him is excellent.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2006, 05:12 AM
Phruby: Do you ever wonder whatever happened to the other people on that show? I know Tracy Nelson ended up on some "Murder She Wrote" type show with Mr. Cunningham, but where did everyone else disappear to? And out of all of them, how is it SJP continued on? It's not like she had any more star power than the rest of them.

Man, enough "Square Pegs" talk...it's making feel like I'm taking crazy pills.  :P

Kliqfan: I try to stay away from there because that place really sucks, but I will need to pick up some books this week, so I should be by. Sorry to hear about your family, I hope there's some good news on the horizon.

hemble: As always, thanks for the kind words. I hope to have Skirata finished this weekend, along with a Mandalorian inspired by aeseven's work. I'm really swamped with scripts this month though, so my only customizing time comes during writing breaks.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Quazar on April 30, 2006, 05:36 AM
Phruby: Do you ever wonder whatever happened to the other people on that show? I know Tracy Nelson ended up on some "Murder She Wrote" type show with Mr. Cunningham, but where did everyone else disappear to? And out of all of them, how is it SJP continued on? It's not like she had any more star power than the rest of them.


Awesome customs, DD!

FYI, Amy Linker from "Square Pegs" retired from acting and, sadly, Merritt Buttrick, who also played David Marcus in "Star Trek" 2&3 died of AIDS in 1989.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2006, 06:53 AM
Quazar: Not that you mention it, I remember Buttrick in Star Trek and hearing he died of AIDS. I don't know why I never connected him as the same actor from Square Pegs.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Monday, 4.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2006, 10:42 PM
All right, a quick update. As I said earlier, I don't have much free time lately, so one figure is all I managed to get finished this weekend. This Mando was (obviously) heavily inspired by aeseven's awesome Mandalorians. As a matter of fact, I ripped him off, pretty much. :P

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6864/mandofront7lt.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5140/mandolside8yh.jpg)

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8906/mandoback9wn.jpg)

The figure is a lot less shiny in person, but you know how flash phtography goes. Hope you guys like it!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Quazar on April 30, 2006, 10:56 PM
TERRIFIC Mandalorian, but I have one small complaint, I don't like the light blue color of the visor.

But the rest of the painting is fantastic.  Very well done.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: CHEWIE on April 30, 2006, 11:13 PM
I actually like the visor tint, I think it adds something unique to him.

Overall a very well done custom DD - from parts combinations to the paint. At first I didn't like the painting of the back of the kama a lot, but now it's growing on me, it almost looks like blood smears from one of his kills.

Great update!!!

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2006, 11:59 PM
Thanks guys.

Quazar: I was going for a Republic Commando influence on the T-Visor. I may cloud it up a bit like theirs...maybe that will help a bit.

Chewie: Yeah, when I was painting the kama, I actually imagined him being in a mud pit, stomping someone into the ground with those boots while they clawed desperately at his kama to regain their feet. Glad you had kind of the same idea.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Famine on May 1, 2006, 12:24 AM
:/ I must be in the minority who doesn't like the paint scheme on this one. It doesn't seem to flow.

Maybe it's the big gaping visor?

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 1, 2006, 01:47 AM
Hey Famine,

More likely it's the green helmet vs. the brown bodysuit vs. the gray kama vs. the green bits of armor. I used a lot of colors on this one, and they clash a bit, I think...but I was going for kind of a thrown together look, as if the armor has been modified repeatedly over the years with whatver was available, and no longer matched. Some pieces from defeated foes, some from fallen friends. Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea. :-\

I'll try harder next time. ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: aeseven7 on May 1, 2006, 03:22 AM
While I've posted over at RS, I gotta say I really like your custom Mando (as well as all the mandos popping up lately)

I like the 'thrown together' armor look he has, and the colors you chose really work.  And the mods are enough to make him different from Fett but still very Mandalorian.

The visor is the only thing that could be tweaked. . .but if you left it I think it would still work well for accenting the rest of the figure.

Great job!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: kliqfan4life on May 1, 2006, 04:50 AM
dd, only think is the green helmet and bright blue visor is a wierd color sceme had the blue been a lil darker it would have been perfect but then again what do I know.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: JediDre on May 1, 2006, 07:44 AM
That is one mean looking Mando DD.  I do like the color scheme.  It does clash, but in a way that makes it look real.  The backpack is a great addition...I'm jealousof everyone using the Bust-ups...I haven't seen one, except on the net.   I like the T-visor, but it could be a little darker, not so brand new brightness...or something like that.  Great work all around!!


Dre
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Phalanxx on May 1, 2006, 09:02 AM
Great looking commando.  I really like the contrast of the light blue visor and the dark color scheme of this uniform.  The boots and the kama are a great touch and make this nice and unique mandalorian custom.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on May 1, 2006, 04:18 PM
Excellent Mando. Why is it mine never turn out as good. ??? Is that Dengars backpack? It looks a lot like it either way. The color scheme works in my opinion. The colors have a really good contrast. As always DD great work there.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Ryan on May 5, 2006, 09:55 PM
Hey DD, Sorry I've missed your updates lately I've been real busy with school and haven't been posting around here as much.

Whipid- I love this figure he really looks like he could kick some serious ass, and isn't someone I'd want to mess with in the ring. I like bandolier and shoulder armor quite a bit.

Darman- I never got around to reading these comics or books or where ever it is these other commandos come from but I really like the look of this guy, you did a great job with the weathering, and the gun mods turned out wonderfully. I think the highlight for me is the visor, it looks fantastic.

Null ARC Trooper- Wow this one looks fantastic as well. Again I don't know where this comes from but I really like it. The grey color looks great, it is nice and smooth and there aren't any brush strokes, which really is the key to making armor look good. The added accessories look great too.

SA Scorch- You are oof to a great start with this, I really wish that was the Scorch Hasbro gave us.

Cantina Trash- All of these look great too. I really like the skin tone on that Rodian, and the shirt color on the Mon Cal looks really good too.

Commando and Kal Skirata- both of these look pretty good too, I'm looking forwar to seeing how the Commando turns out.

Mandalorian- This may be my favorite of the bunch. The addtions are excellent, that Dengar pack is a perfect fit for him. I love the boots the really fit in nicely are they from the Cold Weather Obi-Wan? The Kama looks really nice as well, You did a great job blending it in with the Fett belt. I really like the colr sheme as well, including the blue visor. This one turned out great!

I'm looking forward to seeing you complete those WIPs. :)

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: CommanderKorbra on May 6, 2006, 12:25 PM
Hey Famine,

More likely it's the green helmet vs. the brown bodysuit vs. the gray kama vs. the green bits of armor. I used a lot of colors on this one, and they clash a bit, I think...but I was going for kind of a thrown together look, as if the armor has been modified repeatedly over the years with whatver was available, and no longer matched. Some pieces from defeated foes, some from fallen friends. Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea.   :-\

I'll try harder next time.  ;)

-DD

I love it, and this is exactly what I thought about his armor. Great Job. Now Ive got to try one like this and be the second or third to rip off AE77s idea, lol!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Famine on May 6, 2006, 10:20 PM
Hey Famine,

More likely it's the green helmet vs. the brown bodysuit vs. the gray kama vs. the green bits of armor. I used a lot of colors on this one, and they clash a bit, I think...but I was going for kind of a thrown together look, as if the armor has been modified repeatedly over the years with whatver was available, and no longer matched. Some pieces from defeated foes, some from fallen friends. Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea.   :-\

I'll try harder next time.  ;)

-DD

You'd better.

While your at it, make me a random Mandolorian for free. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 8, 2006, 05:35 AM
aeseven: Thanks for the compliment! In a way, you're patting yourself on the back since this entire custom was inspired by you.  :P I'm glad you like it though, that means a lot. I have since darked the visor ala the Commandos I've done, and it looks a lot better. Pics soon.

JediDre: Are there specific Bust-Ups you're looking for? I'll see if I can help you out. If not, I know Red5sixx sells these, and I think Toyrocket has them on their site as well.

Phalanxx: I appreciate the feedback. I liked the visor color as well, and didn't change it...just tweaked it a little. If I have time this week I'll post pics with a new update.

Darth Ennis: Thanks, but don't sell yourself short, you've done some stuff that's really cool, and that I wouldn't have thought of! We all bring something unique to the table here, I think.

Ryan: The Mando boots are indeed from the Cold Weather Obi-Wan. Like aeseven said, they look like boots that would be good for stomping Jedi keester.  ;)

Commander Korba: I know I'm doing well if I can get an approval from a man who clearly loves Mando's as much as you! Thanks!

Famine: You provide the base figure, and I'll see what I can do.  ;)

Thanks guys!

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Gregorbian on May 11, 2006, 11:48 PM
Holy crap DD!  That Mandalorian is awesome!  I've seen Aeseven7's Mandalorian and it was definitely a great choice to "rip off" (your words, not mine!  :P).  Seriously though, the paint apps are crisp and I was surprised at how well that Dengar Backpack looks.  The light blue visor was weird to me at first, but after now that I've looked at it some more, I really like it a lot. 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious-Updated Sunday 4.30.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 11, 2006, 03:10 AM
Well, it's been over a month (!!) since I last updated, and I haven't even had time to pop in for more than a few minutes over the last month...I've been extremely busy with work the last month and the only free time I've had, I chose to go out to dinner or a movie to keep from going mad!

I am working on some stuff this weekend, so hopefully I'll have something new to show off Sunday night...but in the meantime, here's that Mando with the visor modification, standing on a bridge I've been making for a diorama...

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8803/mandofinal8bs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Until later!

-DD
 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Back from the dead...
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2006, 11:24 AM
DD, I've been wondering where you were... sorry to hear about work.  I've been going through some really ridiculous hours at work too.  I hope it gets better for you man.

The Mando looks really nice, I like the shoulder scoper a lot.  And the flooring in that diorama is looking especially good.

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Back from the dead...
Post by: Quazar on June 11, 2006, 12:11 PM
That Mandalorian remains awesome and the diorama you're building looks friggin' fantastic!  Can't wait to see it come together.  Where are those parts from?   I must know! 
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Back from the dead...
Post by: Ruprecht on June 11, 2006, 12:19 PM
About ******* time.

Mando looks great.  I do like his visor.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Back from the dead...
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 11, 2006, 02:10 PM
That is one bad @$$ looking Mando!

I love the Helmet Mod, and the paint Aps look great. I think most people tend to make Mando customs to colorful. They forget that they are A Military force and should be painted apropriately. You did a great job here. I hope to see some more work from you soon.

Keep up the great work!

fritzkrieg

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Back from the dead...
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 11, 2006, 04:08 PM
Thanks guys! Hopefully things will slow down a bit so I can get back on track...I've got about fifty PM's waiting to be answered alone! ;)

Quazar: The dio flooring comes from a Pegasus Hobbies "Technobridge" set. They're about 20 minutes from my work, and are where I get my customizing supplies, but they manufacture a lot of exclusive gaming supplies for miniature enthusiasts. Although most of those are too small for use with SW figures, the technobridge is a good size and you can buy multiples and extend the bridge as you see fit. You can check out their website here: http://www.pegasushobbies.com/about.htm

The set comes in black, but as you can see I added the rust and weathering details to make it more realistic. It came out really nice. I bought a few other sets from them to use as greeblies on vehicles and possibly a Separatist base dio, if I ever find the time!

I did manage to throw this guy together over the course of the last week:

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9841/commanderneyo0dg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The head is from one of Bantha5's excellent casts. The body is a Target clone, with styrene strips for the bandolier...I still need to add the buckle, but he's basically done. The shoulder pad is cut from an AT-TE gunners pauldron.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Sunday 6.11.06
Post by: starkid500 on June 11, 2006, 06:31 PM
cool!!!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Sunday 6.11.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2006, 08:25 PM
Looks great DD. You must have one of the last bantha5 Neyo kits around. The only difference is that I think I put the red sholder thing on the left. That is what the strap is holding up.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Sunday 6.11.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 11, 2006, 08:46 PM
Both of them look great, but the Mando steals the show. For some reason the mando looks familliar have you posted him before? I really like the earthy color scheme with the browns and greens. The dio is interesting looking to say the least. I may have to check out that website. I really do want to see this when its finished.

The Neyo looks great as well, I like the weathering on the shoulderpad. I snagged one of those Bantha 5 kits a while back, he is still sitting on my unfinished projects shelf. :-\

One of these days Im going to find the time to finish it.

You really need to stop in on us more often. :P
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Sunday 6.11.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 12, 2006, 12:40 AM
Phruby: Thanks for the props. I was lucky enough to do some trading with Ryan so I have some really great casts from him, which you'll no doubt see pop up in a few future customs. I even got his excellent Ben Quadrineros kit, which should be fun to do, espcially with Mars Guo and Dud Bolt coming out this year. I really wish they'd make Ratts Tyerell...he's my favorite podracer (R.I.P.) and he'd be cool fodder for that  Jedi in REPUBLIC that's the same species.

Not sure what you're referring to on the Neyo re: his bandolier, but here's the reference I was working from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/Commander_Neyo.jpg/270px-Commander_Neyo.jpg

Was the final film version different?

Darth Ennis: You have indeed seen the Mando before a few pages back, I was just posting him again to show I'd fogged his visor as some suggested, and I think he looks a lot better that way.

I'll try to be here as much as I can, in between work and my two big projects, landscaping the back yard and cleaning out the garage. I'm selling a lot of my toy collection (no Star Wars, just old Marvel, DC and McFarlane stuff) so it's a big project. The upshoot is with all the extra room in the garage I'll be able to set up a workbench so I can really crank out the customs and do some casting!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress Palpatine
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 14, 2006, 12:00 AM
So I'm working on a "Senate Speech" Palpatine, since Hasbro's version sucks donkey. I've assembled the pieces and done the basic painting:

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8461/pimppapapalpatine6yl.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

So my question is, where do I go from here? The picture washed out a little detail, but basically he's just got the base coat...I'm not sure what details to add, colors to drybrush with, etc.

Suggestions?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress 6.13.06.
Post by: CHEWIE on June 14, 2006, 02:10 AM
Hmmm... I'd go with red painting obviously, then do a black wash or two?  Then dry brush over it a bit with red.  Also I'd maybe paint the face some.  I really don't like the hood, but that's just me.  It looks POTF2-ish, which is Hasbro's fault.

Neyo by the way rocks.

Looks great DD, can't wait to see the final version!

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress 6.13.06.
Post by: Famine on June 14, 2006, 01:22 PM
I aprove of that hood.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress 6.13.06.
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 19, 2006, 03:01 AM
Hey guys,

I kind of like the hood too; I think with a little detailing it will turn out okay. I did have to superglue it to his head though, to get the right shape.

I would have liked to update this weekend, but a splitting migraine kept me out of action the last two days. I worked on a few things tonight though, so new pics this week.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress 6.13.06.
Post by: Kit Fisto on June 19, 2006, 07:32 AM
I wouldn't weather to much. Maybe the frotal piece of his cloth, the strap with the details scuplted on them and maybe a bit on the top hood. The rest, I would leave as it is.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Work in progress 6.13.06.
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 24, 2006, 09:23 PM
All right, here's a few new customs I churned out today while watching TV:

Tomarr Mohr

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7977/tomarmohrrithorianjedi3vd.jpg)

The third Ithorian Jedi I've done, including Roronn Corobb, who I'm updating today. I considered using the new Momaw Nadon sculpt, but the head is a lot larger and didn't fit the base as well as the original version. The leather piece comes from a bunch of leather remnants I picked up at Michaels to add a little soft goods flair to my Wookiee Warriors and Jedi.

Head: POTF Momaw Nadon
Torso/Arms: Saesee Tinn
Legs/Hands: POTF Momaw Nadon
Robe: Naboo Qui-Gon

Kor Vaako

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1517/korvaakoshistavanenrogue0hc.jpg)

A Shistavanen Rogue, and the "man" to see on Nar Shadda if you're looking to move some product without paying tribute to the local Hutt crimelords. The wrists are attached so that they swivel.

Head/Hands/Legs: Lak Sivrak
Torso/Arms: Hem Dazon
Coat: Elan Sleazebaggano

ARC Trooper

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4533/arcrockettrooper3ch.jpg)

I always liked the image of the ARC Trooper on Muunilist, from the Clone Wars cartoon, firing his rocket launcher, so I wanted to have an ARC with that same weapon. I finally found a suitable launcher from an old ALIENS figure, I also trimmed away the plastic kama and gave the ARC a black leather one for enhanced poseability.

Body: EE Blue Clone Trooper
Pauldron/Kama: #33 Green Clone Commander
Launcher: Kenner ALIENS Hicks figure
Base: Danger Girl Natalia Kassle with rocks added from hobby store train supplies.

If nothing interrupts me, I should have a few more today, and some updates to older versions...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: IncomT65 on June 25, 2006, 07:08 AM
That ARC really rocks! And what a great mini-diorama! And what I like about the Jedi and wolfface is, besides the excellent look, your use of so many various parts!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: Quazar on June 25, 2006, 01:17 PM
DD, these three are FANTASTIC.  My favorite, though, is the wolfman rogue.  EXCELLENT job on all three, though, these guys are first rate, very imaginatively concevied and flawlessly executed.

I can't find ANY tatooine wave stuff and you guys are already customizing from 'em.  Damn you!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: CHEWIE on June 25, 2006, 01:28 PM
He's alive... ALIVE!!!!

Great to see a fresh update from you DD.

ARC Trooper - I've never really liked these guys because they seem cartoonish, but yours rocks.  Really awesome job on him, it looks a lot better than anything Hasbro will ever churn out.

Wolfman - Cool seeing one of these guys, you don't see too many of his species anymore it seems.  The Hem Dazon parts mixed in are perfectly matched up, and excellent painting.

Ithorian - This looks fantastic and is my favorite of the bunch.  The leather really, really works well.

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: Malignus on June 25, 2006, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback!

I'm using this new ID temporarily because I'ver been locked out of my regular one, and until it gets reset, I had to make a new one. :-[

The Shistavanen Wolfman is probably my personal favorite; both because poor Lak rarely gets used in customs lately, and because he was fun to put together. The Ithorian didn't come out as well as I would have liked, but overall I'm happy with him. The ARC mini dio was fun, but I've made so many ARCs at this point, I can pretty much make them in my sleep! So, the Wolfman wins. ;)

I've been compiling pics of my customs to submit to the alliance, so I have new pics of some old customs. Since I can't update the subject line from this ID, I think I'll wait to post anything new...but here's a fresh look at some old faves.

K'kruhk

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/4866/kruhkwithhat2xw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/5239/kruhkwithhat24vm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Mandolorian Mercs

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/5668/mandalorianmercs5hx.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/7923/mandalorianmercs32oe.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Alpha Phase II

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2553/alpharedux9oq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Enjoy!

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: IncomT65 on June 25, 2006, 04:25 PM
Oh wow!! You made K'krukh!! It's one of my to-do-figures, but a J'Quille is way too expensive for me. He looks awesome with that hat he stole from Rayden (Mortal Kombat) it seems.

What's your recipe for him (except for parts of J'Quille, that's pretty obvious  :) )?

The blue Commander shows you've got an extremely steady painting hand. Very, very precise.

Those mangos er.. mandos are pretty cool. I like the damaged helmet on the left one a lot.

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: roron corobb on June 25, 2006, 05:13 PM
I like the K'krukh custom. What did you use for his hat? Great uses of Coleman's body.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: Malignus on June 25, 2006, 06:47 PM
Incom: Yeah, I made that K'kruhk quite a while back, but it was only recently I came across the hat and added it to him. It's from a Ninja Turtle figure I found in a dollar bin. I still need to add his braids, but I've been lazy about it so far. Incidentally, I modelled mine off of the Dark Horse Comic version, so he has sculpted hair...I didn't like the bald look he sported in CLONE WARS.



Roronn- The recipe for K'Kruhk is as follows:

Head/Hands- J'Quille
Body: Coleman Trebor with added knee articulation on one leg.
Skirt: Eeth Koth
Robe: AOTC Pilot Obi-Wan

And now, Roronn, here's one you might enjoy: Your forum namesake.

Roronn Corobb-Second Version

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2140/roronncorobb4rs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/239/roronncorobb25ir.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/6346/roronncorobbcloseup7lz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

My previous version was based off of the CW pre-production art, so the tabbards on Roronn's robes were gray. It looked good, but when he appeared in the cartoon they had changed them to tan, and I try to be accurate whenever possible, so he got an update. I also gave him more detail on his skin.

If you want to see the old version, he's on page 11 in this thread.

Dorn Laarik

(http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/1021/dornlaarik3om.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I actually made this guy long before the Wolfman Jedi was showin in CLONE WARS...although I fully intend to make him too. ;)

Oh, and CHEWIE...if you get bored, feel free to update any of these Jedi pics with your awesome lightsaber effects. For some reason I haven't mastered them yet.  :P

-DD



Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: Quazar on June 25, 2006, 06:50 PM
Wow, DD/Malignus, another AWESOME group.  these are just out of this world!

The Alpha is simply gorgeous, great paint job!  and I love your manalorians.  Extremely well-done and creatively conceived.  they are very original looking, occasionally a mando custom will be little more than a Fett repaint, but these dudes look wonderful.

And the Whipid Jedi is similarly excellent.  No reason why Hasbro couldn't kitbash like you have done so excellently here and offer us another great CW Jedi.

What a great day for customs!!!  These are all magnificent.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Saturday 6.22.06
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 25, 2006, 06:55 PM
Very impressive DD. I'm really liking your latest set of customs. That K'krukh reminds me of a monster in the Big Trouble in Little China. You need to add some lightening bolts coming down from his hat. Great coloring on the Mandos. The hammerhead is also one of my favorites. Good to hear from you.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- New Pics Sunday 6.22.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 25, 2006, 09:00 PM
Ah, I am back in control of my old ID again! Thanks Chris!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- New Pics Sunday 6.22.06
Post by: Clone Hunter on June 25, 2006, 09:43 PM
I love Alpha, phase II. I only wish I could paint so well.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- New Pics Sunday 6.22.06
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 25, 2006, 09:47 PM
another excellent batch from Darth D. Its really hard to pick a favorite, but K'Kruuk takes the cake. That hat was a great touch to an already excellent figure.

That ARC with the BFG is just brutal. Which Aliens figure did that come with.

I love the Snivvian, I just wish I could find some because I would love to do a few of these guys.

Excellent job bud !
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- New Pics Sunday 6.22.06
Post by: Ruprecht on June 26, 2006, 03:42 AM
Top-notch painting as usual, DD.  I really like the detail brought out in the limbs of the various Jedi.  The hat on the Whiphid Jedi makes me think of the song "I'm So Ronery," and brings joy to my banal and caustic existence, so it can't be all bad.

Clones rock, imo, and yours are always awesome....you're such a tease with your large plex.  Maybe just whip it out more often. 

I'll be here all week.  Be sure to tip your waitress.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tues. 6.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 27, 2006, 01:25 AM
Thanks guys. It's really cool that I can get feedback from such a talented peer group.

Ruprecht: Large Plex?

Darth Ennis: The rocket launcher actually comes from the Kenner Hicks figure, and works with the ARC perfectly.

And now an update...Darth Sidious over at 'Scum made a cool Master Zao, and since he's a character from REPUBLIC I've wanted to do for a long time, I just had to make one too.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4329/masterzao20st.jpg)

(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/5158/masterzao5gu.jpg)

The body is of course, a #3 Yoda from ROTS. The tunic is more of the leather remnants I bought; I think they're turning out REALLY well, I'm starting to understand Finswoman's appreciation for soft goods. The cuffs on the pantlegs are leftover Lak Sivrak sleeves, the lightsaber staff is from the new Momaw Nadon, and everything else is Teemto Pagalies.

A really easy custom. The only painting I did was the eyes (They're actually clouded, but the flash washed out the pale blue pupils) and the neck to match the head.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: CHEWIE on June 27, 2006, 02:02 AM
I was trying to sleep and can't... so here I go back into the forums and see all these customs I missed.

Roronn Corobb - Easily one of the best textures I've seen done on alien skin, ever. Really a solid custom, one of your most realistic.

Dorn Laarik - Very sweet, I like Roronn a bit more just because of the species but this is a very cool custom.

Master Zao - Man this guy is funny. I love this character. Great job putting it together and you're a class act for crediting Darth Sidious for the original template.

And here's Roronn Corobb with lightsaber effects, hope it looks ok.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/062706DarthDelicious.jpg)

Now, I am going to go to bed. ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: blaster_e11 on June 27, 2006, 07:45 AM
nice customs DD, i like your Alpha and the mercs look so cool

Master Zao is such a cool character he deserves a fig

thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: jedistyle on June 27, 2006, 09:40 AM
good update with some cool charecters. it's been a while since you've been around hasn't it? good to see you on again.

- your roron looks great. you where able to capture the ithorian hunch back look very well. i really like the weathering on the weathering on the skin, it gives this figure a very unique apperance, great job!

- alpha looks good. very clean and crisp lines. mabey add a bit of weathering/battle damage. but otherwise a great clone.

- zoa, looks very cool. i've been wanting to do this one also. what bady did you use, it seems to work very well. great job!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 27, 2006, 11:04 AM
Glad you are back buddy, I missed your updates.

The KKruhk is amazing, Great use of TMNT.

And that Gun for the ARC soo badass.

The drybrushing on Roron looks excellent, and makes it look real like the new Momaw.
Zao I've never heard of him, but he looks very interesting.

Can't wait to see more of your great customs soon.

Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on June 28, 2006, 03:04 AM
Thank you, thank you!

Chewie: Thanks for the lightsaber effect shot, it looks REALLY cool! This will be the pic I submit to the custom alliance, with the added effects!

Smarty: Zao is a character in REPUBLIC. If you get the opportunity, pick up the collected Clone Wars volumes from Barnes and Noble or your local comic shop...they're a great read (actually feel more like SW than the first two movies did, for the most part) and Zao is quite interesting. He looks at the Force quite differently than his peers.

Jedistyle: For Zao I used the Yoda body, and extended the legs a bit with the sleeve cuffs from Lak Sivrak. Thanks on the skin texture on Roronn...everything I learned about drybrushing, I learned from trying to get as good at it as Chewie.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: CHEWIE on June 29, 2006, 09:51 PM
No problem on the pic DD, but it's the awesome custom you did that makes the photo.   ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: kliqfan4life on June 30, 2006, 02:55 AM
wat up dd,


Lovin alpha its crazy how real simple customs can look that geat, But I've heard from pretty good sorces that you have some customs coming out that are just f'n out of this world with premium imported italian leather so u need to post um also I stoped at BlueDots base and that cody was sick I mean perfect I love that lil obi wan holo lookin like sidious but whos gonna now? lol any let me know if you got  my pm ? if not Ill drop you an email.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update Tuesday, 6.24.06
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 3, 2007, 08:20 PM
Can you freakin' believe I have not updated this thread since 6.24.06?!?

Some of you know me, and some of you are probably "meeting" me for the first time; I used to be really active on Jedidefender and Rebelscum up until about 7 months ago, when working two jobs really came down hard on my free time and kept me out of the customs hobby for awhile. I'm just starting to get back into it, and am attempting my hand at some new projects including sculpting. Here's what I've made in the last week:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CommandoWildcard.jpg)

Like a lot of you, I really like the Republic Commando's, and have decided to build a few custom squads; this is the first, a demolitions expert who likes to experiment with turning existing munitions into bigger and better implements of destruction. His varied levels of success and his uncanny luck at sabacc have earned him the nickname "Wildcard."

Basically just a Scorch  repaint with some custom gear, but like I said, I'm getting back into this slowly. I do plan on articulating his knees and feet like I have other Commando customs. This pic was taken before I "fogged" his visor.

Sev is modified from Hasbro's multipack, with the obvious knee and ankle articulation added, some subtle weathering, and a kit-bashed Sniper rifle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SevonKashyyyk.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SevSniping.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Sevwsniperrifle.jpg)

I may yet weather the rifle a bit, but I figure Sev takes good care of his kit.  :D I also will probably add some numbers to his ammo counter.

Here's another member of my custom RC squad, their Sniper, Rayth.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Rayth.jpg)

Rayth is an interesting addition to Theta Squad, and somewhat of a dichotomy, as he is not only a proficient sniper and clone with the highest kill ratio in the Squad, but his knowledge of different species anatomy (the better to kill them) also makes him an exceptional field medic.

In one issue of insider, they had pics of Omega Squad, and one of them had a paint scheme just like "Boss" only in blue. Here's my take on that:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Blue.jpg)

And a little action shot. I was bored.  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Aftermath.jpg)

And finally, the leader of my custom squad, Grail. (I haven't made a slicer for the squad yet, but it's coming.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Grail.jpg)

I realize these are all clones, but I have some non-clone stuff in the works. I'll post non-clone work soon.  Oh, and I owe two board members customs still; I haven't forgotten. If you're one of them, drop me a line and remind me what the hell I'm supposed to be doing for you. :D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Brisk Arper on March 4, 2007, 03:02 PM
hey dd aint seen you on here in aaaages...gd to see you havnt lost any talent...those rc's are great!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: CommanderKorbra on March 5, 2007, 04:06 PM
WOoo! YAY! RC customs! Very nice painting on these latest customs. I love them. When you get the entire squad completed, let's see a pic of them all together in action.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 8, 2007, 12:16 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback.

Korbra: A full squad pic will definitely make it's way on here. Thanks for the encouragement!

Here's one I've wanted to do for awhile that I finally got around to:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/GrandAdmiralThrawn.jpg)

I was never happy with Hasbro's Thrawn, as he was not very poseable, and had a terrible, blobby looking head sculpt. I always imagined Thrawn as more lean and chiseled, and so with Colonel Yularen being a pretty close body match, threw this together.

The head is from a VvV Duke figure. I tried to paint the eyebrows so that they gave him a haughty expression. The epaulets came from the new Admiral Norrington Pirates figure (and I'm dying to use Sao Feng for Sith customs!) It's hard to tell in the pictures, but his hair is black with a dark blue drybrush that adds a little more detail.

I also plan to eventually make him a nutrient frame backpack to hold the ysalamiri.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 25, 2007, 04:40 AM
Wow...like a ghost town around here. Let me move these tumbleweeds out of the way...

There we go!

Here's a Wookiee Warrior I've been fussing over for two weeks...I think I'm finally satisfied with him:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookiee-Front.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookiee-Back.jpg)

I added the armor to the shoulder, and the crest to the helmet, as well as the dreadlocks in the back, and the long braids. I may add another dreadlock or two, but I'm pretty happy with him now.

Here's another commando, Sarge from AIWHA squad:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Sarge.jpg)

And one to show off the knee articulation:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Sarge2.jpg)

AIWHA Squad is featured in one of those CLONE WARS ADVENTURES books. The art is terrible and the story is pretty basic, but I liked the designs of these guys, and I'm always looking to make more commando squads, so there you go. I do need to add some web gear to his waist, but haven't found the exact parts I want yet. If someone ever makes a decent cast of a removable commando helmet, I'll customize all their heads, but in the meantime...what you see is what you get.  :wink:

I'll probably have a few more customs done before the weekend's over, so stay tuned!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: EUCustomMan on March 25, 2007, 12:41 PM
The wookiee is pretty cool. I love all the braids.

In the clone Wars adventures doesn't that whole squad of Commando's die???
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 25, 2007, 02:17 PM
I haven't read all the CWA books, so I'm not sure if AIWHA squad is the group that gets wiped out, or if it's another squad...I'll have to find out. In the story I read they were rescuing women and children, and they bring a kid back to their Jedi general, assuring him he'll be safe...then order 66 comes down and they gun the jedi down in front of the kid, Pretty grim.

I know in one CWA book there's a lame story of HALO Commandos, and their parachutes amount to umbrellas that they hold on to. (As if that would support the weight of their armor.) It's really terrible and they look like Mary freakin' Poppins, and they thankfully get killed, except for their leader. It's a laughable story...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 25, 2007, 02:24 PM


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Wookiee-Front.jpg)


Damn dude.  This thing is fantastic.  Bangup job there.  The Preview wookiee warrior is one of the best figures to date and you found a way to make it twice as cool as it was originally.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: EUCustomMan on March 25, 2007, 03:22 PM

I know in one CWA book there's a lame story of HALO Commandos, and their parachutes amount to umbrellas that they hold on to. (As if that would support the weight of their armor.) It's really terrible and they look like Mary freakin' Poppins, and they thankfully get killed, except for their leader. It's a laughable story...

-DD

Thats the one I was thinking of! That story was lame, but it did have a pretty cool Ugnaught Jedi in it.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 26, 2007, 01:34 AM
Dressel: Thanks for the kind words; I really like the Wookiee Warrior as well, and Wooks in general. I have one more Wook that will be posted this week. Not much of a custom, more of accessorizing really, but I hope you'll like it as well. Maybe I should post a pic of all my wookiees together...

EUCustomMan: Sounds like you were looking for the silver lining in that story like I was. That Ugnaught Jedi WAS pretty keen.

Here's a Sith Lord I've been working on; I really liked the original concept drawing of Kit Fisto which imagined him as a Sith Lord, so once I got the excellent Sao Feng body, I had to give a Nautolan Sith a go:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/NautolanSith1.jpg)

I didn't want to go with a pure white on the skin; I wanted it to look really dry and necrotic, as if it hadn't seen moisture in a long while and was being corrupted by the dark side. Accordingly, you can see some of the veins in his head as the corruption takes it's toll on his flesh. It looks creepier in person, the flash washes out some detail and this was the best picture I could get. I also had to try to come up with some sort of approximation of Sith eyes on a different species...I actually like how they came out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/NautolanSith.jpg)

One thing I'm not happy with is the red band around his hanging tentacle, so I'll be changing it. Other than that, I've hit an empasse; not sure if he's done, I may revisit him a bit later.

All right, I challenged myself to make an EU custom every two weeks for the next few months. Some of you may remember I started off with Grand Admiral Thrawn. (Previous page.)

Well, it's week 2 and I'm nowhere close to finishing Joruus C'Baoth...but, I still need an EU custom, right? So here's a quick one anyone can do:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/SharadHett.jpg)

The "Tusken" Jedi, Sharad Hett. With Hasbro's new VTSC Tusken Raider, this one is really simple. I just repainted the tunic, removed the soft goods, and used the lower portion of an Obi-Wan Clone Wars tunic, trimmed to fit. A little drydrushing with a lighter blue to being out the detail, and voila! Instant Sharad.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2007, 04:49 AM
DD, I haven't had time to do much custom watching lately so I apologize.  I've gotta be brief.  I've just got tons going on but I always like stopping by your thread when you update.  Your Hett's outstanding, and the paintjob really is colorful and catches the look that character (in that outfit) was intended to portray I believe...  Did you make the saber hilt yourself?  It's interesting.

Are you just whipping up any EU people you can think of or dipping into stuff you're familiar with/enjoy?  I find it difficult to even THINK about customs of characters I don't "care" about, ya know?  LIke Het I only know sparingly as far as details go...  So he's never been on my radar much for customizing.  Likewise the Vong are an EU thing I really didn't like so I've got zero desire to make a Vong figure anytime, well, ever. 

Thinking about all the EU choices I wouldn't want to do makes me realize why I appreciate fan fiction creations as much as I do in the customizing world, haha.  Sometimes I think they're the more reflective of the SW universe, at least as I envision it anyway.

Anyway man sorry I'm late to the party, I've watched just not had much to say because I don't have time to say it lately.  I'm watching though, and not in a creepy "outside in the bushes" kind of way either!   >:( 

Time's so short...  Hell I'm mid-shelving display and cannot even get free time to work on that.  My collection's out of control at this point.  I gotta get this wrangled in here soon, haha.  Must make "me-time".  :)
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 29, 2007, 12:01 AM
Hey JJ,

I always appreciate when you take the time to comment on my latest customs; I know how busy you are so it's always nice to hear from you, especially since you're one of the people who gives the most extensive critiques.

As far as the EU, I'm doing characters I enjoy. That's why I started out doing some characters from Zahn's work; the Sharad I put together not because he even cracks my top 50 favorite characters, but because I had done his son A'Sharad, so I figured I should do the old man as well. It was so easy it's hardly even a custom in my mind, but there you go.

His saber is a gtg sculpt from Jedi Master Ben, and made it into the pic not because it looks like Sharad's saber, but because it was nearby and I was too lazy to go to the fodder bins in the garage and fish out another one.  :P

Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting you face to face at Celebration IV!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: hemble on April 1, 2007, 05:51 AM
Hi DD

mate you done some great customs the commandos look excellent and I like the articulated legs very nice work.

Ron
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2007, 02:06 AM
Quote
Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting you face to face at Celebration IV!

Unless it's via satelite link-up I think that'll be hard. ;)  I'm not going to C4...  Pittsburgh's just too far a trip to LA for me to justify it.  Costs involved aside for the simple necessities, I'd like to actually enjoy myself with some mad money and that just ain't gonna happen for me. :(  I could maybe get there on a shoestring budget though so I decided not to go at all.

I'm hoping for an East Coast show or something at least as near as Chicago (still a hike, but driveable).

Bummer...  I really feel, as a fan anyway, cheated by LFL for having the show out there, when more central locations are quite easy to obtain.  Oh well, that's life though I guess.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.26.07!!!
Post by: David on April 3, 2007, 11:10 PM
You make extremely friggin flawless customs! They are all super, DD, keep up the amazing work!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 4.20.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 20, 2007, 04:10 AM
Thanks for the compliments, guys! As always, I appreciate the feedback.

Here's a few I cranked out tonight, nothing really major here. Just a few part swaps and some minor painting. I just set out to make some background characters, but actually came up with a story for these guys while making them. Who knows if I'll ever sit down and write it, but it does exist in my head.  :D  Anyway, on to the customs:

Venn Darrik, a high-rolling Arconan smuggler. Spends most of his time pretending to be tipsy, although his glass is never filled with actual alchohol when gambling. Just a ruse, really...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/ArconanGambler.jpg)

Venn's protocol droid. Just trying to make use of the extra C-3PO's I have from all the Ilum packs I bought. Enhanced photoreceptors let him stand innocuously at a distance, reading Venn's opponents cards and letting him know if he should fold via the small comm implanted in Venn's auditory canal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/GamblersProtocolDroid.jpg)

And finally, because sometimes you get caught "adjusting the odds", Venn's Wookiee bodyguard, Chumossh. Again, needed to find a use for a figure I have a lot of. A short fuse and a lot of weapons tend to keep opponents at bay.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/WookieeBodyguard.jpg)

Like I said, nothing too complicated, just fooling around, but I hope you like them. I should have some more elaborate work up this weekend.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 4.20.07!!!
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2007, 03:26 AM
Nice random stuff DD, as usuall...

I like the Arcona gambler...  The shirt's classic Vegas.  I think my friend had a shirt like that he'd wear to clubs when we went to the shore for trips back in my younger years.  Pretty cool...  My only criticism would be the way his legs are straight instead of back-bent ala the Arcona physiology...  Tough thing to fix though, when you think about it...  Could try altering the pants I guess and keeping the upper body as-is if you wanted I guess, but eitehr way it's still pretty cool, especially the deco to him.

The protocol droid is fantastic paint and weathering.  I didn't get a chance at multiple Illum packs or anything so I missed out on the good custom fodder...  That sucks but whatcha gonna do?  Your protocol droid's just a bang-up paintjob though, very Star-Warsy as they say. 

The Wookiee's not my favorite base figure to ever use for much of anything...  I just hate that figure for various reasons.  I wish Hasbro would do some "in between" sizes for Wookiees at some point, replacing that figure completely...  You did good work with it, adding the weapons and the vest (a 6" or so action figure's?) to improve the figure's look and all...  Just not a base I'm fond of is all.  The vest covers the mid-section, which is where the figure is most flawed in it's sculpt though, so that's a big positive I think.

A nice trio of figures DD, always fun to comment on.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 4.20.07!!!
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 21, 2007, 10:47 AM
WoW! They all look Great DD! Nice job!  ;D
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 4.20.07!!!
Post by: kliqfan4life on April 21, 2007, 07:27 PM
Awesome work all around as usual but dude how did you make the braid for the wookie warrior?
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 4.20.07!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 20, 2007, 05:32 PM
Hey Kliqfan. The braids on the Wook came from a Street Fighter Cammy figure.

All right...I have a lot of new stuff, but haven't gotten pics yet...but here's a look at my finished Aiwha squad.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/AiwhaSquad.jpg)

From left to right: Tyto, Sarge, Di'kut and Zag.

I am pretty burnt out on Commandos, so this will be my last for awhile...but I had to complete the Squad.  :D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 5.20.07!!!
Post by: David on May 20, 2007, 06:00 PM
Very cool, awesome Aiwha squad!!! Are the knees articulated I cant tell from the pics. I didnt get a chance to comment on Venn and friends but they all look very nice too. Sometimes random customs can be the coolest customs. Keep up the good work, DD!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 5.20.07!!!
Post by: CommanderKorbra on June 3, 2007, 04:45 PM
Wow, sweet customs. Aiwha squad looks amazing. I was thinking of doing it at one point but did a couple white commandos instead. These are much better than any I could have done. The wookie, droid, and Arconan smuggler are very nice too. I like the idea and execution of the idea for the Nautolan Sith. Very scary looking. Kinda like something you'd see in a Star-Wars Nightmare!  :P And finally, that wookie is sohweet! I'd follow that guy into battle anytime. Looks like some wise wookie general or something but not the kind that sits behind 20 lines of his men.

Alright, just giving a little praise. Keep up the good work.

Korbra
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 10.25.08!!!
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 25, 2008, 05:04 PM
Wow, I haven't been to this thread in over a year... maybe I'll update it just for old times sake. :D

I've been making a lot of Mando's lately, but dammit, every time I finish a Karen Traviss book I just go crazy for these little scamps.  :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MandoForestGrn.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MandoForestGrnBack.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/MandoForestGrnLSide.jpg)

I modeled this guy (at least in paint scheme) after a Mando seen adjusting the electronics on his helmet in Karen Traviss' Mando article in Star Wars Insider. Since he was only shown from the shoulders up, I took some liberties with the rest of him.

Helmet/Body: Mando/Omega Squad Multi-Pack
Kama: Indiana Jones German Motorcycle Soldier
Belt: Hem Dazon & a holster from a BBI Military Figure
Boots: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Steeler

Hope you like!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 3.3.07!!!
Post by: Theta 288 on October 27, 2008, 03:30 PM
Wow...like a ghost town around here. Let me move these tumbleweeds out of the way...

 
And one to show off the knee articulation:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/RC-Sarge2.jpg)

AIWHA Squad is featured in one of those CLONE WARS ADVENTURES books. The art is terrible and the story is pretty basic, but I liked the designs of these guys, and I'm always looking to make more commando squads, so there you go. I do need to add some web gear to his waist, but haven't found the exact parts I want yet. If someone ever makes a decent cast of a removable commando helmet, I'll customize all their heads, but in the meantime...what you see is what you get.  :wink:

I'll probably have a few more customs done before the weekend's over, so stay tuned!

-DD

Gongrats!

Did you cut the original Commandos legs in parts, then u added the ariculation on it? It look like the pieces from the original, I just put other articulated legs....

How cool!
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 10.25.08!!!
Post by: jedipurge on October 27, 2008, 04:11 PM
wow DD been a long time, I think you need to update more often  ;)
Great job on the Mando, REALLY diggin' the kama it's ubber cool.
Title: Re: Customs by Darth Delicious- Update 10.25.08!!!
Post by: Brisk Arper on November 10, 2008, 12:42 PM
dude that mando rules...and thats exactly how i wear my wookie braid when im in my mando costume...i just loop em round my belt....much better than dangling over the sholder nd getting stuck on stuff every 2 seconds!!!!