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Title: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 11:44 AM
Since the monthly customizing challange is focusing on playsets this month and next, it was suggested we extend the group project to any character that appeared in the Clone Wars TV series. Since we've seen so many clones, lets try to avoid doing them and focus on other characters that havn't been done to death. There are some cool customs in the creatures that Ventress had to fight in the arena or some of the aliens in the crowd sequence where Anakin tracks down Padme. Maybe those weird looking tribal aliens from vol 2. A kick as Durge would be cool or his IG lancer droids.

You can make modern, vintage or cartoon versions of any character that appeared in the miniseries except clones. No alternate costumes this time around. The two main ones suggested are Snowbunny Padme and Yoda.

The deadline for this is February 28th.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 6, 2006, 03:58 PM
ooooh you can count me in on this one. i'm planning on doing the Talz Jedi named Foul Moudama that carries Palpatine in Season 2 and fights along side Shaak Ti and Roron Corobb. i wanted to do this character anyhow as part of my planned "real world Clone Wars line" this will just get me to do him sooner  ;)

here is what he looks like from the sw databank site:
http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/foulmoudama/img/eu2_bg.jpg

now all i have to do is find a good deal on a Muftak & Kabe set....fleebay here i come  :P

it is ok if we do something other than Cold Weather Yoda or Snowbunny Padme? if not, I could see about cooking up a Cold weather Yoda.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 04:00 PM
That's going to be a very cool figure. Is the outfit going to be softgoods?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 6, 2006, 04:06 PM
i'm thinking the outfit would have to be soft goods since there aren't any Jedi robes that are big enough to fit him and i don't know about sculpting any....i like the soft goods idea anyhow. i think i can retool some extra 12" clothes that i have in my fodder bin. i have leather scraps i can use for the belt...and i don't believe he has boots, at least i hope not lol!  :P

i am just finishing up a soft goods Obi-Wan clone disguise from season 1 but i don't want to put that into this challenge.

ideally, it would be awesome to do an IG Lancer droid too....but i may have my hands too full with other stuff at the moment.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 6, 2006, 04:08 PM
I may throw in my version of Roron Cobb. sounds fun to me. I'm also working on Captain Fordo right now, but if we're trying to stay away from clone customs, maybe i'll get to work on the jedi.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 6, 2006, 04:46 PM
I've actually got a few ideas for this line.  I'm thinking about a IG-88 lancer, a Saesee tinn, and I'm still planning on a Padme snow bunny.  I recently finished a Clone Wars Republic Gunship that was sold to cover some SW collecting expenses.  Maybe I'll include that with my entry(ies).  I'm looking forward to my first Group Project!!!

I must admit, I'm a little confused on the dates for this group project.  Is this group project different than the other challenge thats running (Diorama challenge?).  If so are they occuring simultaneously? 
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 05:03 PM
They are occuring simulatnously. Typically most group projects focus on one specific character. (ie. Biggs Darklighter, Mon Calamari dancer). This time we are opening it up to any character (except clones) in the cartoon series because the other customizing challenge is doing playsets.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 6, 2006, 05:12 PM
can we have multiple entries? Can we enter clones as long as we also enter a non-clone characters?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 6, 2006, 05:22 PM
can we have multiple entries? Can we enter clones as long as we also enter a non-clone characters?
Since I'm new this forum, I kind of have the same question.   I assumed this wasn't so much a "constest" as more a motivation to get us to work on common themes/characters.  As such, I assume that would could have multiple entries (aka Bounty Hunters, Sith Lords, etc?) But like I said, I'm new and I don't know whats going on  :) :)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 6, 2006, 05:42 PM
Yeah, its not a contest just everyone going in the same direction kind of thing. sure the clones have been over done, but i'd love to enter my two ARC troopers. If i entered them i'd also be entering my Nelvaan Warrior, L8-L9 (bounty hunter from Gladiator pit), and maybe my jedi starfighter i did a while back as well.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 6, 2006, 05:57 PM
Well count me in Im going to work on my Padme. Usually they have no problem with multiple entries, so I dont see why this one would be either. The no clone stipuulation is kind of a downer, but he is right they have been done to death. But a seperate unnofficial thread for T.V. show clones doesnt sound like a bad idea. its just a thought, in the hopes to please everyone.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 6, 2006, 06:10 PM
another thing I just noticed was " no alternate costumes". I dont know i this is gunna be a problem, because i have some differences between my customs and the animated version since i am making "movie style" figures instead. Is that alright?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 6, 2006, 08:37 PM
RORAN COrAB all right.
I think I may tackle this one. And with the new momaw nadon out this will be a good one to test my skills with. :D Phruby good idea
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 10:38 PM
By no alternative costumes, I mean no costumes that did not appear in the cartoon series. You can make a modern version of the costume but not something we can't reference in the show.

By no clones I mean no ARC troopers and no clones of any kind. Not even if they are standing in the background of your picture. You can make a jedi in clone armor as long as he was in the show in that armor. Basically, there needs to be a reference for all customs made. 

This is not a contest. There is no judging or voting. Its a way to get everybody to together on a specific theme or character. The idea of the group project is we post work in progress pictures as we work on them. We offer suggestions and ideas on fodder. Group projects have been going on semi-monthly since 2004 at RS, FFURG and here. You can make as many figures as you want.  At the end, they will get posted over at FFURG in the group project casting call. You can see previous entries here. (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/cc-48.htm)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 7, 2006, 12:27 AM
Doesn't sound like there's a whole lot of options  :-[ I think thats a lot of limits to be posting for a project in a forum based on creativity. maybe i'll post the nelvaan if i get around to finishing him, but other than that i'm kinda turned off by the limitations.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 7, 2006, 03:11 PM
there's actually a lot of characters to choose from if you go back and look at the cartoon, both seasons. just b/c there are no clones allowed doesn't mean there isn't anything else to do. personally i like the challenge/idea of no clones, its a refreshing change.

imo, it takes more creativity when your options are more limited, it requires more thought & patience.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on January 7, 2006, 05:24 PM
Commander_Miseria, there are waaaay too many othr charactes in the show.
We just want the character to be from the show and not a clone...thats not that many limitations. Just two.

You could make yoda, anakin, obi wan, sidious, etc etc...
There is still a very wide range to choose from.

Usually these are limited to 2 figures...Or ONE... Now thats limits.

THis is a wide open project. We will most likely not get too many duplicate customs, which moves away from the whole idea but it helps get more people into it.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on January 7, 2006, 05:44 PM
I think this one is pretty wide open - maybe a cool idea would be one of those weird aliens from the second season that Anakin saves?  Or a shirtless movie style Anakin?  Or even Roron Cobb is a candidate. 

Personally, I understand that clones are still popular, but I like seeing other stuff too.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 7, 2006, 06:30 PM
I could understand if we were saying no just entering clones, but i think that if you enter mutliple characters it should be allowed. I mean at least if you're entering different characters its obivous you're not a one trick repainter pony  :P.

Anyways, I just finished up the wolf jedi (cant remember his name now) from vol1 last night and i'll be posting pictures of him, my WIP nelvaan experimental warrior, and L8-L9 WIP soon.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on January 7, 2006, 06:43 PM
I see what you mean (your upcoming customs sounds really cool by the way).  Have you looked at this month's customizing challenge?  It might be cool for you to make a Clone Wars diorama, with what you are suggesting.

I think that the difference is that the Group Projects, by nature, have always been a lot more strict.  Usually there is one character that everyone is trying to make, there is reference material, etc.  And the whole point behind it is getting people to make something they wouldn't otherwise try to make (like the Tonnika sisters, or the Mon Calamari dancer).

What you are referring to sounds more like the monthly customizing challenge, where there is a lot of freedom on what we make.  For instance, one month it's smugglers, the next female hotties, the next Rebel troopers, etc.  Allows for a ton of leeway.

Of course we make rules to try and keep things somewhat structured, but it doesn't mean you can't make something you want to.  It's just our attempt at working on something as a "group" and seeing how we came about making the same type of figure.  Which is why I hope more people try and make the Snow Bunny Padme so we can compare results and techniques.

This month has definitely opened up a lot though.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 8, 2006, 04:08 PM
I know I'm making a snowbunny Padme. I have the body in mind for it. I saw it at Target a few days ago. It's one of those justice league three packs. This one comes with black canary. If I remove her hair and resculpt it to a hood I think it might work.

(http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/55/c9/c2_1.JPG)

What would work great would be a Poison Ivy or Catwoman as a base. In fact, I can see some of the male superheros working great for a new Anakin with blue circuits on his chest.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 9, 2006, 01:05 AM
Not very good, but here's a shot of my Voolif mon Jedi.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/IMG_0684.jpg)

I'm not too satisfied with the brown on the arms and legs, i think it needs to be a bit darker.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/IMG_0685.jpg)

there's a pic of my WIP nelvaan warrior. I decided on an old Hulk figure for the "movie style" look of the nelvaan warrior. I removed the hand and then used a GI Joe part to fill out the Gun enhancement they have on their hands. I'm trying to figure out exactly how im going to tame the hair on that head though  ???
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 9, 2006, 02:20 AM
Since the monthly customizing challange is focusing on playsets this month and next, it was suggested we extend the group project to any character that appeared in the Clone Wars TV series. Since we've seen so many clones, lets try to avoid doing them and focus on other characters that havn't been done to death. There are some cool customs in the creatures that Ventress had to fight in the arena or some of the aliens in the crowd sequence where Anakin tracks down Padme. Maybe those weird looking tribal aliens from vol 2. A kick as Durge would be cool or his IG lancer droids.

You can make modern, vintage or cartoon versions of any character that appeared in the miniseries except clones. No alternate costumes this time around. The two main ones suggested are Snowbunny Padme and Yoda.

The deadline for this is February 28th.

Would that disqualify my 12 inch General Kenobi? Or is it just 3.75 scale? <groans as he gets yet ANOTHER idea for his 12 inch Kitbash/WIP/ walking parts bin figure...calls up the database entries on master barek to see if he could use the asian dragon figures head for yet ANOTHER figure LOL>
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2006, 09:55 AM
Jedi in clone gear is ok as long as that jedi wore that outfit in the tv series. 12" is always ok. Technically, you should be making the item during the group project and not something already made. Work in progress pictures are highly encouraged.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 9, 2006, 12:35 PM
Jedi in clone gear is ok as long as that jedi wore that outfit in the tv series. 12" is always ok. Technically, you should be making the item during the group project and not something already made. Work in progress pictures are highly encouraged.

Excellent, thanks for clearing that up  Master_Phruby. Now, to think up another idea... <scratches out his 12 inch Dooku dragon swap too:P>
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
Very nice wolfman jedi CM. Do you have a reference picture for him? I'll have to dig one up.

It looks like a good start to the nelvaan warrior. The face needs some work to make him look more mole-like. Was that hair already on the base figure? I think he is a little bit too muscular for these guys. He needs a pot belly.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 9, 2006, 04:00 PM
Very nice wolfman jedi CM. Do you have a reference picture for him? I'll have to dig one up.

It looks like a good start to the nelvaan warrior. The face needs some work to make him look more mole-like. Was that hair already on the base figure? I think he is a little bit too muscular for these guys. He needs a pot belly.


Only refrence pic i found was here...http://starwars.wikicities.com/wiki/Image:Voolvif3.jpg

I'm not sure how i'm gunna tone down the face, on the nelvaan yet. The hair was also already on the base of the figure. I was thinking to leave him muscular because since it is a movie verison i figured he'd be more "scary" or intimidating if he leave him muscular. After all, why would you enhance a warrior and then make him fat!  ::)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Jeff on January 9, 2006, 04:19 PM
Here's another nice ref pic for the wolfman Jedi:

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/voolvifmonn/img/eu_bg.jpg)

I've toyed around with the idea of making a "movie" version of him to go along with the Foul Moudama (that Hasbro is making in the Geonosis Wave) and my custom Roron Corobb (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/roroncorobb/index.html).

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 9, 2006, 04:23 PM
 i REEEEEAAAALLLY want to make a roron cobb, but i haven't gotten around to another paint run yet to find a good khaki jedi color for the robes.  :(
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2006, 05:10 PM
I found this wonderman figure to use as base for snowbunny Padme.

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

It should take minimal cutting to make the head work. The face will be a little different but if I painted the face it would look something like this:
(http://csdll.cs.tamu.edu:8080/picasso/ythumbs/1936/yopp36-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 9, 2006, 05:31 PM
Phruby, I saw that same pack of figures.  I thought it would make a great Snow Bunny too.  I may go ahead and pick it up.  The $10 price tag turned me off.  I'm not sure what I'd use the other figures for.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2006, 05:35 PM
I think I'm going to repaint superman and batman to their traditional colors and give them to my son.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on January 10, 2006, 10:35 AM
You non justice league guys are killing me....

What if someone refered to Darth vader as Dark raider...Or something like that... It's like nails on the chalkboard.

Some folks have waited years for those justice lord characters and you want to repaint em to the traditional costumes??  Blasphemy!! Thats like saying I'll just buy that commander cody figure an paint him all white!

*** In an alternate universe the justice league is more dominant( after flash is killed, they resort to more of a governing system rahter than a do-gooder one) Hence the name Justice LORDS. It was one of the best double episodes made.***

I've made all the justice lords customs now mattel is making them

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/jlu/justicelords2.jpg)



As for a base for cartoon padme, i think Black canery would be a great choice.
Wonder woman would work well too.  The only problem is that WW's stacne is so statuesque. So padme will look like a statue.
They do have single carded figures for $5
So if you can find a WW you can just use that and not have to buy the 3 pack.


Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 10, 2006, 11:36 AM
Dont worry Glassman we are not all Philistines. ;D Some of us understand the blasphemy in their words. :P  I wasnt even aware that the Justice lords were even out yet. I may have to pick those up. I do however think that yours look better. I love the Hawkgirl, thanks to that cartoon shes slowly becoming a favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 10, 2006, 02:59 PM
Good episodes those were. end yoda impersaonation but anyway i can see those ww or bc to wrok for sb padme
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2006, 04:53 PM
I'm a Philistine when it comes to JL and proud of it. :P

Anyway, the reason I didn't like Black canery was because of her jacket. WW gave more of a smooth stance. Maybe I can give WW a different stance.

Now where did I put that Darth Raider? ;)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on January 10, 2006, 05:06 PM
You can take her jacket off phruby. I will come off wit a good boil.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2006, 11:04 PM
I found wonder woman's hair comes off. She is taller than most star wars figures. Shall I make her shorter by removing a section of leg?  I added sculpty to make her hood.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/snowpadwip1.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2006, 12:18 AM
Reference pictures for snowbunny Padme.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref5.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 11, 2006, 12:23 AM
Reference pictures for snowbunny Padme.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmeref5.jpg)

<smacks his forehead> OF COURSE!!! Master_Phruby, you're a genius! I can't believe i never thought of this before! Thanks man! <goes to rework his kitbash in progress all over again>
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on January 11, 2006, 09:27 AM
Where did you get these pics?  I couldnt find any high res pics when i was doing my card!!!

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2006, 09:57 AM
I did a screen capture from the DVD. Just let me know which character you want a reference for and I'll capture it for you.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: tykrazen on January 11, 2006, 10:15 AM
Paul,

What software are you using to capture the images?  I've been trying to get screen caps of various CW "sets" for use in the display I'm building and have had a really hard time at it.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 11, 2006, 03:08 PM
I've used Intervideo WinDVD to do screen captures but they are not as high resolution as the ones you've showed.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2006, 03:22 PM
Mine is Power DVD. It's the one that came with my DVD recorder.All I have to do is press C during play and it will capture the screen. I reduced the size in photoshop for display here.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 11, 2006, 11:23 PM
yeah, Power DVD is great - i use that myself too.

so i'm having a hard time trying to win a Muftak off ebay at a good price right now (inflated shipping costs) and i already have a Hammerhead so i may change to a Roron Corobb and possibly a Wolfman Jedi too. what do ya'll think would be a good Jedi torso for these guys?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 12, 2006, 09:02 AM
I've got the following characters that I'm considering.

SaeSee tinn in clone armor
IG-88 Style Lancer Droid
Wolfman Jedi
Hammerhead Jedi
Snow Bunny Padme

Now, I just need to stop talking about these guys and start making them.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 12, 2006, 11:25 AM
I've got the following characters that I'm considering.

SaeSee tinn in clone armor
IG-88 Style Lancer Droid
Wolfman Jedi
Hammerhead Jedi
Snow Bunny Padme

Now, I just need to stop talking about these guys and start making them.

I know what you mean. I have all these ideas for customs coming out my ears...but i don't have the fodder or skills, in one case to do them. It's doubly hard since most of my customs are 12 inch.:(

a few I've been toying with:
Captain Typho- this was the one i was getting so excited about the other day, until i realized i don't have any red cloth for the uniform. I was thinking of using what i've got so far for my "Unnamed Padawan" Kitbash as either Quinlan Vos, jedi Luke (all i need is a head, which will be coming from a buddy in Ontario), among other ideas.

Snowbunny Padme (was thinking of doing this one before the challenge came along...ROTS Bariss Offee would be perfect, seeing as how she has the cowl thing already under her hood, just in black. Just repaint the face, and add the Arena Padme outfit (if available)

Season 2 Anakin- more or less just add the shoulder plate from Ultimate Anakin/Vader to his regular jedi uniform, only painted a brown/rust color, to match his robe, along with a cape. The gloves might be tricky to do, since the UV vader hands look more than a little like Lobster claws, the left one particularly.

Shaak Ti- heh...potentially the easiest one of the bunch...take a regular Shaak Ti, and just add a brown robe, and an electrostaff made from a bamboo skewer or even a piece of wire cut from a coat hanger

That's just a few for now...
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 12, 2006, 03:25 PM
Richard, actually a battle damaged Shaak Ti with electrostaff from the end of season 2 would be a cool and different spin on a 12" ... and you could get a cy girls body that would be a cooler body with more articulation (less barbie-esque)  if i could find one on clearance at wally-mart for a good deal i would pick it up in a minute, but its gotta be a good deal b/c i am stretched pretty thin this month due to a bunch of house expenses.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 12, 2006, 03:54 PM
Richard, actually a battle damaged Shaak Ti with electrostaff from the end of season 2 would be a cool and different spin on a 12" ... and you could get a cy girls body that would be a cooler body with more articulation (less barbie-esque)  if i could find one on clearance at wally-mart for a good deal i would pick it up in a minute, but its gotta be a good deal b/c i am stretched pretty thin this month due to a bunch of house expenses.

The ROTS Female jedi actually have very articulated bodies...I haven't opened Shaak Ti, but i did open Bariss Offee (i only have enough desk space to open one) But, aside from not having feet on account of hasbro glued a post into the ankle socket, then glued the boots to the legs, and not giving them posable dooku style fingers, they're actually more poseable than some of the male figures i have. I have to say i was pleasantly surprised by them, despite calling them "jedi barbies" myself. I've heard from other forums all sorts of good things about cy-girls bodies, but i'm up in canada, so aside from this one place in winnipeg that sells dragon figures, i don't know where i would find one. 
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Clone Commander on January 12, 2006, 05:47 PM
Hey cool your in Winnipeg too!
Didnt know you lived here, anyways I was thinking of showing my custom made clones in here if I ever get pics up.
I like em' but all you make them look like crap.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 12, 2006, 08:09 PM
Hey cool your in Winnipeg too!
Didnt know you lived here, anyways I was thinking of showing my custom made clones in here if I ever get pics up.
I like em' but all you make them look like crap.

Thanks Clone Commander! I don't really see what i've done that was so special, but hey, i'll take the compliment LOL. darth_ripley- I was thinking about how to go about making an electrostaff. I have a couple of tips from Phono plugs (big headphone jacks) and i was thinking about sticking them in either end of an ink tube from a ballpoint pen...what do you think?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 12, 2006, 10:04 PM
Hey cool your in Winnipeg too!
Didnt know you lived here, anyways I was thinking of showing my custom made clones in here if I ever get pics up.
I like em' but all you make them look like crap.

Clones arn't allowed in this group project. Elsewhere is ok, just not in this thread.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 12, 2006, 11:12 PM
darth_ripley- I was thinking about how to go about making an electrostaff. I have a couple of tips from Phono plugs (big headphone jacks) and i was thinking about sticking them in either end of an ink tube from a ballpoint pen...what do you think?

i don't know what kind of hardware/craft/hobby stores you have in Canada, but i would suggest some small hollow aluminum tubing for a solid and nice looking base for an electrostaff, along with the phono jacks or other parts on the ends of the aluminum. its fairly lightweight being hollow and i think would look better than attempting to paint a ballpoint pen shaft...although that would work too i bet. i've started experimenting with making 1/6th scale aluminum lightsabers so i'm kinda hooked on that right now.  ;)

here's a reference photo of the staffs:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/electrostaff/img/eu_bg.jpg
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Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 12, 2006, 11:26 PM
darth_ripley- I was thinking about how to go about making an electrostaff. I have a couple of tips from Phono plugs (big headphone jacks) and i was thinking about sticking them in either end of an ink tube from a ballpoint pen...what do you think?

i don't know what kind of hardware/craft/hobby stores you have in Canada, but i would suggest some small hollow aluminum tubing for a solid and nice looking base for an electrostaff, along with the phono jacks or other parts on the ends of the aluminum. its fairly lightweight being hollow and i think would look better than attempting to paint a ballpoint pen shaft...although that would work too i bet. i've started experimenting with making 1/6th scale aluminum lightsabers so i'm kinda hooked on that right now.  ;)

here's a reference photo of the staffs:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/technology/electrostaff/img/eu_bg.jpg

Heh...that's how i got into tearing apart the phono jacks...i had an adapter from an old set of headphones. It looked about the same size as Sidious' saber, so i figured, why not? So i tore one apart, then dug out a second one i had laying around and i wound up with one good lightsaber. The only problem was it was too narrow for the non-posable fingers to hold onto, but it worked at the time.  There are a couple craft and hobby places that i know of in winnipeg here, but what drove me crazy was trying to find a place that sells drink stir stix that were long enough to work for lighsaber blades. I managed to get some, but they're too big to fit in the hasbro hilts. They also have a square cross section instead of round. I was toying with the idea of cutting a piece out of a pop bottle and heating it, then rolling it into the shape i wanted (i really do things the hard way LOL) i may still do that because while i have a Qui-Gon Jinn in the box, i'm not about to open it just for one or two pieces.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on January 15, 2006, 11:41 AM
Here's my WIP for a Wolfman Jedi (Voolvif Monn).

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/wolfman-wip.jpg)
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Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 15, 2006, 06:53 PM
well i lose. Hahahahaha  ;D great job BrentS
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 15, 2006, 09:57 PM
I can't see! I can't see!  8)
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Post by: BrentS on January 16, 2006, 09:38 AM
Phruby, are you having problems seeing my photo?  Its working for me so I'm not sure if I've done something incorrect.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2006, 09:49 AM
Now I see it. Very nice.  8) I like the use of the clone arms even though that makes him have really thin arms. Its like he has giant hands. I wonder if there is a wolf man figure out there in this scale that would work better. You could sub out his hands.
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Post by: Glassman6 on January 17, 2006, 10:54 AM
Off to an excellent start BrentS. Very cool looking so far.
Is it possibel to cut a bit off of thened of the ball joint of the elbow so that
they fit a bit closer?
I have never tried it, but I think it wold make the arms look more continuous.

Great stuff, cant wait to see the next update.

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Post by: BrentS on January 17, 2006, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.  I'm definitely going to make some changes to the elbows.  I'm hoping that if I "boil and pop" I might be able to get the joint in there better.

Does anyone think the clone trooper fore-arms look too long?  I'm thinking about shaving them back a little bit.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 18, 2006, 11:31 AM
I'd shave them back. They just get a little too skinny for those hands.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 10:56 PM
I'm thinking this would be a great base for a Snowbunny Padme.

(http://i18.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/b0/71/f1_1_b.JPG)
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Post by: Darth Delicious on January 20, 2006, 11:29 PM
That'd be the bustiest Padme ever conceived! :o

-DD
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Post by: Famine on January 20, 2006, 11:41 PM
The boob's is too big and plastic.

Kevin
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 11:47 PM
That's a large bust size pictured. These figures breast size come in small, medium, large and porn star! I was thinking the medium breast size would work best for Padme.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 21, 2006, 12:50 AM
Man...action figures with customizable racks....why didn't those exist when I was a kid? :'(
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Post by: Glassman6 on January 21, 2006, 01:06 PM
These figures breast size come in small, medium, large and porn star!

Hillarious as usual  PHruby! (with a rock)

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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 21, 2006, 01:23 PM
LOL! :D
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Post by: BrentS on January 21, 2006, 11:17 PM
How long is this group project running?  I've got a couple of WIPs that I should finish but I'm trying to see how long I've got.  Thanks!
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Post by: Glassman6 on January 22, 2006, 07:50 PM
Till the end of february, I believe.
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Post by: BrentS on January 22, 2006, 08:17 PM
Here is a very incremental update on my Voolvif (Wolfman Jedi).  I added some paint and attached the clone armor to the legs.  I've been looking at ways to modify the hands.  However, I think the hands actually look okay in person - the depth of field in the photos make them look bigger.  I've got to add the gray to clone armor pieces and add some touch up paint to the legs, feet, and head. 

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/wolfman-wip2b.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/wolfman-wip2a.jpg)
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Post by: johnboy walton on January 24, 2006, 09:12 AM
Hey guys, just signed up at the advice of Chewie to show my Snow Bunny Padme (non-animated version).  Hope you guys like it, just follow this link: http://community.webshots.com/user/jbwalton740

And btw it's in it's own seperate folder, so shouldn't be too hard to find. 
 8)
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Post by: Nirvana on January 24, 2006, 12:25 PM
Phruby, what line is that figure from that you showed a few posts back?
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Post by: Glassman6 on January 24, 2006, 05:00 PM
Wow Johnboy, That is a great figure.
I like the dio in the background too. Very Clever.
Do you have any progress pics? That would be cool to see what you did
along the way.
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Post by: johnboy walton on January 24, 2006, 08:05 PM
Thanks for the compliments Glassman.  I need to give you some props, if I remember correctly, you made an animated version of Padme a while back - it definately inspired me to try my own attempt at this - without the sculpting. 

Unfortunately, I didn't take any progress pics - they would have been very good with an undertaking this big  (at least for me).  :P

Maybe if I give a breakdown of the figures I used it might give some idea of the work involved.

Body (legs, torso, arms) - Barriss Offee  I just repainted using flat white spray paint, with many light coats to get a smoo
th finish and deep color.  The belt is simply just the skirt cut off, and trimmed up smooth.

Head - Pilot Padme face, and Cloud car pilot head.  This was a "face transplant", a bit difficult, and alot of sanding to smooth down the grooves on the CC pilot head. I cut down the face to be what I wanted to show on the final product. Super glue finally affixed the face.

I thought the hands were too big from the original figure, so replaced them with VOTC leia hands, which also hold the pistol much better.

The cape is from a Droid Factory Padme, but after trying to paint it (which only became extremely sticky), I took nail polish remover, and took off my paint, as well as the original off-white to make it brighter.  The hood is from Barriss Offee, but cut and shaved down to where I was satisfied with it being small enough.  This took along time until I thought it looked right.

I used small guage pipe cleaner for the fur, and threaded pom-poms for the dangly ties.

Hopefully my attempt my give a litle inspiration for others working on their own projects.   8)
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Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 24, 2006, 11:07 PM
Finally did one tonight, sort of... took the ROTS 12 inch Bariss Offee, added a custom vest (I know it's not entirely accurate) and voila! Asajj Ventress, Sith Apprentice/Rattatakian warlord.

Shot of the vest and the lightsabers I made for what was originally gonna be Quinlan Vos:(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/Richardthebloody/12%20in%20Ventress%20WIP/Photo_012406_006.jpg)

another closeup shot:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/Richardthebloody/12%20in%20Ventress%20WIP/Photo_012406_005.jpg)

Ventress and Dooku in the Arena (i have another one of this, but edited to have the force lightning he zapped her with, but i can't get it off my palmtop :( )
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/Richardthebloody/12%20in%20Ventress%20WIP/Photo_012406_003.jpg)

I just have to give her a paintjob: (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/Richardthebloody/12%20in%20Ventress%20WIP/Photo_012406_002.jpg)

Ventress after she mopped the floor with everyone else in the arena:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/Richardthebloody/12%20in%20Ventress%20WIP/Photo_012406_001.jpg)
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Post by: CHEWIE on January 25, 2006, 10:48 AM
Johnboy, thanks for posting that here too. It's great and I'm sure it will help me on my figure (which I haven't had a chance to even start yet).

Richard, great looking 12" Ventress.  Once you get her face painted, and maybe some red sabers she's going to look very awesome.

 :P
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 25, 2006, 03:15 PM
Yes Richard that is a great start. That vest really seems to fit well. So far so good.
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Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 25, 2006, 03:29 PM
Yes Richard that is a great start. That vest really seems to fit well. So far so good.

LOL The vest is just a cuff cut from an old shirt, then unfolded, a head slit cut, then wrapped around the body, held in place with bariss' belt...It may not be entirely accurate, but i didn't have a gray shirt to cut up :D  Phruby, I was going for a look before she met up with dooku (when she still had jedi lightsabers). Now if i could find another bariss at TRU...both the ones in winnipeg have nothing but Darth Sidious:(
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Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 26, 2006, 02:45 PM
Nice stuff Richard, cant wait to see the finished product. Its great to see people actually doing 1/6 customs. There isnt too much of that anymore and its a real shame.

My Snowbunny padme kinda took a back burner to my JLU stuff, but I am back on track with her again. She shold be painted up in the next couple of days depending on my work schedule. Im going to try to get a W.I.P. pic up in the next couple of days.

Im really impressed by all of the WIP's that I've seen so far, this is going to be a great project.
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Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 29, 2006, 12:29 AM
Here's the custom Roronn Corob I finished this past weekend.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/DynamiteGelatine/CloneWars.jpg)

Just a note...I'm using a new camera and I haven't worked out the whole thing yet, so it's really "overexposed ???" looking but that's the way it's gonna be for me for awhile. :)
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Post by: Ryan on January 29, 2006, 12:39 AM
It looks pretty good Justin. My one gripe is with the feet. I think you should give him some Ithorian feet, those boots can't be very comfortable for him. ;)
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Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 29, 2006, 12:47 AM
*sigh* ;)

Just when I thought I'd finished.  If I can cut the Jedi legs to fit the Ithorian legs just right, I've got no problem with it. I'll try it out.
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Post by: BrentS on January 29, 2006, 12:52 AM
I finished up my Voolvif Mon (Wolfman) and added my own Roronn Corob as well.  Let me know what you think.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/Rorobb-Voolvif-1-saberscopy.jpg)


I've also been tinkering with a Saesee Tinn in Clone Armor:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/Saesee-1small.jpg)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on January 30, 2006, 09:53 AM
Very cool set of jedi Brent. I like the Roronn Corob the best.

Justin, your Roronn Corob also came out great! Just fix the feet and you got him. I like the hood he is wearing.

I should have a wip picture of my snow bunny padme up in the next couple of days. I know Greg won't start for another three weeks. Remember February is a short month.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2006, 10:53 AM
Wow, the Roron Cobb turned out great Justin!  I love it!  Gotta add this Jedi to my "to do list."  The hood works perfect for him!

Brent, your stuff looks great too.  Fantastic job.  I commented more in your personal thread.

I need to get in gear on this, but we have until February, right?  I've been preoccupied with Rykrof lately, but next week I'll have some extra customizing time.

 :P
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Post by: Glassman6 on January 30, 2006, 01:45 PM
JK, very nice figure. I actually thought about changing my subject matter to this guy,

Brent, very nice set. I actually liek the saeseie tinn the best. I love that version of him in clone
armor.
Great work guys... Paul, now that there is no football, i might get to these a bit sooner...MIGHT!

We'll see.

It's nice that we have so many other participants this time. Must be the wide range of figure choice!  ;)




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Post by: darth_ripley on January 30, 2006, 02:25 PM
everyone's entries look great! i really like your Roron BrentS and Johnboy's Padme Snowbunny is breathtaking!

i'm afraid i'm like Glassman on waiting till the last minute....but no more football season may get me doing more projects too.

my plans have changed as usual...having to get a new heat & a/c unit put a big crimp into my customizing budget, so i'm working a project with parts i already have laying around here...look for a 12" Obi-Wan in Clone Armor from me complete with soft goods robe instead of a Roron for now.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 30, 2006, 03:43 PM
everyone's entries look great! i really like your Roron BrentS and Johnboy's Padme Snowbunny is breathtaking!

i'm afraid i'm like Glassman on waiting till the last minute....but no more football season may get me doing more projects too.

my plans have changed as usual...having to get a new heat & a/c unit put a big crimp into my customizing budget, so i'm working a project with parts i already have laying around here...look for a 12" Obi-Wan in Clone Armor from me complete with soft goods robe instead of a Roron for now.

Don't feel too bad darth_ripley. Making do with what ya have on hand is, for me, the ONLY way to customize LOL. I got a Hoth Luke/Wampa 12 in Set on the weekend, and i've already made a jedi Luke using Count Dooku's uniform LOL... Now...how to convert a 12 inch more or less Stuffed toy wampa into a Foul Moudama with a minimum of fuss <evil grin>
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on January 31, 2006, 05:39 PM
nice idea for the wampa to become a Foul Moudama...i may have to steal that one myself  8)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Jediknight760071 on February 2, 2006, 06:50 PM
Here's a Clone I've been working on...he isn't finished, but even without the details I want on him, he looks ok.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/DynamiteGelatine/CloneCommander.jpg)
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Post by: darth_ripley on February 3, 2006, 01:47 PM
uhmmmm.....that looks nice, but in this group project, we weren't doing any clones....
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Post by: Jediknight760071 on February 3, 2006, 07:34 PM
****.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 6, 2006, 10:09 AM
But thanks for playing...
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Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 6, 2006, 11:17 AM
I was hoping to have my Snowbunny Padme WIP posted today. BUt as usual, Photobucket is having issues so Im going to have to wait till tomorrow. Has anyone else been having problems like this?
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Post by: MetalJedi on February 6, 2006, 02:19 PM
Try imageshack
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 6, 2006, 11:37 PM
My photobucket is working. Here is my work in progress picture of my Snowbunny Padme. I'm working on the holster right now. I'm shaving it off a potf2 rebel fleet trooper leg. It's just about the right size for this figure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmewip2.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 7, 2006, 11:53 AM
She's looking very good Phruby, I would add some to the top of her head. It looks like it wasnt built up enough when the hair piece was removed.
Everything elese looks great. I'm glad you change the arm. The figure would have been to static if you didnt.

Great work so far.
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Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 7, 2006, 01:29 PM
Apparantly it wasnt Photobucket that had issues it was the computer that I was using. Library computers are hit and miss sometimes. ::)

But anyway Heres my Snowbunny Padme WIP.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/Darth_Ennis/WIPS/snowbunnypadmeWIP.jpg)

Ive still got some painting detail to do, and I still have no idea what to do for her cloak.

I made her from a Slave girl Leia body with a E I padme head. Due to an unfortunate dremmeling accident she needed reconstructive breast surgery. I assure you that I am not a pervert, but the breasts may have come out a little larger because of it. I also dremmeled the head and used sculpy for the cowl.
Im not entirely happy with the paint job, I may go over it again.

Suggestions? Comments?
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Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2006, 02:47 PM
You guys are putting me to shame!  Not only with your quick updates, but the quality as well.

Ennis - That's a great start, I never would have thought to use that Leia as a base figure!

Phruby - I'm not a fan of animated styles, but that does look fantastic.  Very curvy/sexy, just like I like to think of Natalie Portman.

 :P
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 7, 2006, 05:57 PM
Very cool Darth_Ennis. You did a better job on the cowl than I did. The fur on the arms and legs looks good. The paint seems a little rough though but you'll fix that.

I'm planning on sculpting a hood in the up position so that will fix the flatness of the head. Hopefullly I can find a piece of white cloth. If not, I'll make a plastic cape using the method Glassman talked about a year ago using rubber cement.

Do you remember that cape making method Greg?

I've added the holster and pouch. The belt is made from masking tape. The belt hugs her hips kind of like the Tonnika sister's belts.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 8, 2006, 01:05 PM
Well, I'm going to have to get in gear on Padme, I have been unable to find the parts I need.  I had to pay $20.00 for the Leia body for a Tonnika sister, and don't want to spend that much again. There is a chance I'm not going to be able to make the Padme.

So, last evening I began working on a new Mace Windu for this... it's going really well so far, and I think it might be the best custom Jedi I've made.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 8, 2006, 09:37 PM
Here is my update on Snowbunny Padme. The holster, belt and pouch are new. I'll be adding the hood later this week.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/padmewip3.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 8, 2006, 11:53 PM
Phruby, that snow bunny Padme of yours is looking great! i love the "fur" and the holster fits her well too. are you going to sculpt her cape too? i can't wait to see it completed.

Ennis - i really like your "real world" padme too, the fur looks super realistic. definitely a wonderful start.

Chewie - an ultimate mace windu sounds very cool - i'm anxious to see what you come up with!

i'm in the sewing stages on my 12" Kenobi in clone armor from season 1. a friend was nice enough to donate a Hammerhead to me so....with any luck i might have a Roron after all :D
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 9, 2006, 12:06 AM
I'm about 98% sure that I'm going to sculpt the cape. I just can't find the type of fabric I want. I think it will be more dramatic looking anyway.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Ruprecht on February 9, 2006, 12:31 AM
Those two Padmes by Phruby and Ennis are my favorites EVAR! 

Ennis, the cowl looks spot on - just like she would have had to tuck some hair into it.  I really like her boots and fur, and I still don't see anything awry with the breasts even after you mentioned it.  Great job! 

Phruby, what did you make her belt and holster from?  They look great.  The fur effect, is that achieved with elastic bands that have been painted over?  Only thing I'd suggest for her face is slanting her eyebrows up a tad, to give her a less sinister look.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 9, 2006, 01:35 AM
Ok, here is my Mace Windu for this project.  It may not seem like all that much, but I'm finally happy with Mace Windu now.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/020906_Master_Windu.jpg)

Parts used -

head - SAGA Jedi Counil Screen Scene Mace Windu
torso - POTJ 25th Anniversary Obi Wan Kenobi
legs - ROTS Agen Kolar
arms - POTJ 25th Anniversary Obi Wan Kenobi
skirt piece - ROTS Agen Kolar
right hand - SAGA Kit Fisto
left hand - ROTS Arena Battler Mace Windu
robe piece - ROTS Agen Kolar

Then some 100% repainted other than the skin tones, and two black washes before sealing the paint, etc.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 9, 2006, 09:56 AM
Phruby, what did you make her belt and holster from?  They look great.  The fur effect, is that achieved with elastic bands that have been painted over?  Only thing I'd suggest for her face is slanting her eyebrows up a tad, to give her a less sinister look.

The holster is from a potf2 fleet trooper. The belt is some model masking tape painted over. It just happen to be the prefect width. The leg fur is actually thin lines of sculpty painted over. I'm not sure I like the effect. I was trying to make it stand out a little bit. The arms are just a band of sculpty with indentions. I agree she does look a little pissed off in that stance and expression. I'm not sure how to change it since its the original wonder woman face. Hopefully I'll be able to hide the flatness of the cowl with the hood I'm making.

Chewie, that has got to be the ultimate Mace Windu figure. Great stance. Great flowing robe and the perfect expression. He's just so simple he is prefect. I'm glad you didn't go overboard on the weathering. What robe is that from?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 9, 2006, 10:33 AM
Whoops, my bad - I forgot to add that to the recipe.  The main robe piece is just from the ROTS Agen Kolar.  Glad you like him, he's definitely my favorite Mace now that I have.  It was one of those figures that I'm just so tired of Hasbro not making look decent.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 9, 2006, 10:42 AM
Chewie, That is a much better mace.  I wish hasbros looked as good as yours.

Phruby,Wonder Padme is lookin great. Looking forward to seeing how you
handle the cape... Is it gonna be flowing?


I'm waiting for supplies to arive. I have my 2 figures all mapped out as far as parts... Just need to
make the mold/casts  and sculpt the heads.

But i will get started this weekend... How's that paul 2 weeks ahead of the deadline.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 9, 2006, 11:59 AM
So far Im liking your Padme Phruby. Granted she does look a little pissed. BUt if assassin droids were shooting at me and my effiminate protocol droid I'd be pissed too. I don't think theres anything wrong with the fur on the boots myself I think it looks pretty good. The belt and holster are dead on too. Good choice.

Chewie I'm lovin the Mace, I was planning to do something similar with a pilot Obiwan, but I could never find one after I got the idea. He looks store bought, but your customs always do. all the different peices fit together very well. Excellent job as always.

Oh how I wish I would have snagged more Pilot Obi-Wans when they were clogging up the shelf. I'm not really sure what happened to them all. They seemed to dissappear over night.

I'm actually looking forward to seeing Ripleys Obi wan. 1/6 scale customs are a lost art, and I love seeing new ones whenever I can.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 10, 2006, 11:08 PM
Yah, Ripley's is going to be cool. Odds are she will finish it around April.  ;)

Great job so far Ennis. I really like the modern version of Padme your making. She will be much more in scale than my toon version. Do you have an idea for the holster? The fleet trooper holder might work.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 11, 2006, 06:47 PM
For reference, here is the one that Owen D. made a little while back -

(http://www.owenscustoms.com/padmearcticoutfit1.JPG)

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 11, 2006, 09:30 PM
I've got a Padme WIP but I haven't been able to take any photos yet.  I just acquired a Bariss Offee in a trade and I may use her cloak for Padme.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 12, 2006, 01:33 AM
Yah, Ripley's is going to be cool. Odds are she will finish it around April.  ;)

i might just surprise ya Phruby and make it on time for a group project  ;D

my husband helped me do the sewing on the robe and i got the face and hair painted so Obi-Wan isn't so pale and ghostly looking. all i have to do is paint the clasps holding the robe tommorrow, i just got those sculpted tonite. i also got the armor sewed onto his body suit too, so i am close to completion honest!  8)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 13, 2006, 03:15 PM
I made the mold for the parts i'm using yesterday.
I may cast a few pieces tonight and see if i can get the body together
minus the head.
I may get both figures done.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 14, 2006, 12:11 AM
I just got my entry for the group project complete well ahead of schedule! i know hard to believe...but here is my 12" Obi-Wan in Clone Disguise from Season 1.

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone2.jpg)

I used a Dragon body, attached the hands and feet and put the AOTC Hasbro head on. the armor is a combination of AOTC & ROTS Clone armor, i put together the best of both worlds. the clone helmet is hollowed out, but i can't get it hollowed out enough to fit over Obi-Wan's head, which is a bummer, but i would have to split it open in the back to even hope to clear his nose. the robe is made from a Hasbro jedi robe, modified and re-sewed. the clasps are plastic knobs that i modified with some sculpy. i also repainted the Hasbro head so its not such a pale white, but more of a flesh tone now, and i did some dry brushing to the hair too. i'm pleased with how he turned out over all, and the sewing turned out better than i thought which is very cool. i included the little 3 3/4" Obi-Wan Clone Season 1 that i had made a few months back just for fun & comparison.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on February 14, 2006, 12:36 AM
I just got my entry for the group project complete well ahead of schedule! i know hard to believe...but here is my 12" Obi-Wan in Clone Disguise from Season 1.

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~justjoe13/images/12obiclone2.jpg)

I used a Dragon body, attached the hands and feet and put the AOTC Hasbro head on. the armor is a combination of AOTC & ROTS Clone armor, i put together the best of both worlds. the clone helmet is hollowed out, but i can't get it hollowed out enough to fit over Obi-Wan's head, which is a bummer, but i would have to split it open in the back to even hope to clear his nose. the robe is made from a Hasbro jedi robe, modified and re-sewed. the clasps are plastic knobs that i modified with some sculpy. i also repainted the Hasbro head so its not such a pale white, but more of a flesh tone now, and i did some dry brushing to the hair too. i'm pleased with how he turned out over all, and the sewing turned out better than i thought which is very cool. i included the little 3 3/4" Obi-Wan Clone Season 1 that i had made a few months back just for fun & comparison.


Well that totally makes my General Kenobi look like crap. :( How did you get the clone hands off? Did you just boil and pop? Or something else?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 14, 2006, 12:46 AM
i cut the arms at the seams on the Hasbro body to get the hands out, same thing with the feet. i just can't see any other way to get them out. sure it damages the Hasbro body but i'm not using those so i could care less. i end up cutting the seams on the Dragon arms and legs too and modifying the clone hands and feet to get them to fit in then super glue the arms & legs shut. you can't tell its been done and everything holds together and is still posable. hope this helps. 
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on February 14, 2006, 01:21 AM
i cut the arms at the seams on the Hasbro body to get the hands out, same thing with the feet. i just can't see any other way to get them out. sure it damages the Hasbro body but i'm not using those so i could care less. i end up cutting the seams on the Dragon arms and legs too and modifying the clone hands and feet to get them to fit in then super glue the arms & legs shut. you can't tell its been done and everything holds together and is still posable. hope this helps. 

Thanks darth_ripley. I was hoping it wasn't as involved as all that, but that's just my luck <sighs> You still did an Awesome job :)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 14, 2006, 10:15 AM
Wow! That is an incrediable 12" obiwan. Its even early!  ;) Fantastic job. I like how he mirrors the 4" version. The folds in the fabric and the cape look great. Very professional.  Even the buttons on the sholders are just the right size. The face is well painted. I like the highlights in the hair. Very impressive.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 14, 2006, 01:32 PM
Yeah i have to echo all of Phrubys comments.
Excelent work on this figure.

I really liked your 4", but i love the 12" one.

Great attention to the little details. Paint apps are superb!

Great stuff Rip!
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 16, 2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the nice comments Phruby, Glassman & Richard. i had a lot of fun making this 12" Kenobi and it presented a lot of different challenges that i really hadn't faced in the smaller scale. i'm working on a couple of other 12" Jedi and i have to say that although there is more work involved i do enjoy it a lot. i can't wait to see everyone's completed work for this project.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 17, 2006, 10:06 AM
I'll have progress pics tomorrow... And i should be able to get everything painted and carded by next weekend...

Down to the wire again...
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 17, 2006, 10:33 AM
You work better under presure anyway.  8)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 17, 2006, 06:48 PM
Ripley this is by far one of the sweetest 1\6 scale customs I have ever seen. Excellent job. The cloak and armor are flawless. I love the little mini-me shot that was great. ;D They look identical.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 19, 2006, 08:13 PM
Well guys i got progress pics on both figures, but cant upload them. My flashpath adapter died. So i will post them tomorrow after i get batteries.

I just need to paint now... Most likely next weekend.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 19, 2006, 08:30 PM
I'm thinking the same for me. This week's time got taken up by kid birthdays.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 20, 2006, 10:46 AM
Mine was nephews and cousins birthdays, and my wife's and my anniversary, and valentines day last week. I Could have had them done by now... but i had to do a bit here and a bit there...

Anyway, here are my progress pics.  I will paint them and hopefully card them by next weekend.
Since its quick drying, I sculpted with Plummbers Epoxy putty for both of these.

Here is Cartoon Tinn in clone armor:

He is a cast of Crtoon Clone Body and Right arm, Cast Tinn head adn sculpted left arm from my cartoon clones.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/st-wip1.jpg)


Second Is Cartoon R Corobb

He is cast from cartoon Obi wan body parts, Cast vintage Hammerhead hands, sculpted head and feet.
Since its quick drying, I sculpted this with Plummbers Epoxy putty. 

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip1.jpg)
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip2.jpg)




Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 20, 2006, 10:53 AM
Glassman..... WOW.  Those look amazing so far.  Can't wait to see the finished product.  Do you do all your work on cast parts now?  It doesn't seem like you ever paint over a hasbro part.  What (if any) benefit does this bring?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 20, 2006, 10:57 AM
Those are incredible Greg! That Hammerhead is going to kick ass. They are totally keeping in the toon style. I think these are going to be some of your best toon work.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 20, 2006, 10:58 AM
The parts are extremely cheap from what Ive heard. 16oz. bottles of resin if your good at casting can make a large amount of stormies and even more ewoks. According to Delaton(Ash) at FFURG.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 20, 2006, 03:04 PM
Amazing work as usual Glassman! i can't wait to see them all finished up and painted. i'm so floored right now i don't have the words to say how awesome these are going to be...WOW!
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 20, 2006, 04:35 PM
Do you do all your work on cast parts now?  It doesn't seem like you ever paint over a hasbro part.  What (if any) benefit does this bring?

Well, most imoprtantly, i save $ in fodder.  How many figures have you cut up only to get the hands or head or left foot?  I used to have sooo many left over parts. Unless you're chewie, i dont think most of us will ever use all the fodder pieces we pile up.
By casting the pieces i need, i dont have to buy a figure just to get a limb or glove...etc.
Now when i buy figures i dont buy 2 or 3 for customs i may make later. Now if i need a part, i just go to my cabinet, select a figure, boil and pop, cast and go!

Phruby, Thanks alot, I looked at Roron Corobb this morning and was very happy with the head. I may re-do the feet if i dont like them after i sand em.

Smartypants, you're so right. I've gotten so many casted parts i've made from the bottles of plastic i have...Still using the same ones for 3 years.  Buying 10 figures for fodder would cover the price of the plastic and i've casted over 30 complete figures easily, not to mention all the heads, body parts, guns, helmets, weapons...etc that i've casted.

Darth Ripley, thank you very much, but i'm just trying to follow your obi wan. He's the benchmark, so I'm hoping mine turn out as well as yours did.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 20, 2006, 04:47 PM

Well, most imoprtantly, i save $ in fodder.  How many figures have you cut up only to get the hands or head or left foot?  I used to have sooo many left over parts. Unless you're chewie, i dont think most of us will ever use all the fodder pieces we pile up.
By casting the pieces i need, i dont have to buy a figure just to get a limb or glove...etc.
Now when i buy figures i dont buy 2 or 3 for customs i may make later. Now if i need a part, i just go to my cabinet, select a figure, boil and pop, cast and go!

Smartypants, you're so right. I've gotten so many casted parts i've made from the bottles of plastic i have...Still using the same ones for 3 years.  Buying 10 figures for fodder would cover the price of the plastic and i've casted over 30 complete figures easily, not to mention all the heads, body parts, guns, helmets, weapons...etc that i've casted.



I can see how that makes a lot of sense.  As you know from our PM exchanges, I'm going to try to get more involved in casting parts.  Obviously, once you are good at it, I think it makes a lot of sense and a good way to save some cents (Ha!). 

However, it seems like you have to really plan your customs a bit more than I'm used to (call me impatient if you want  :D) .  With two (relatively) young kids at home and a wife that is moderately supportive of this new hobby of mine, my disposable free time is pretty small.   So far, its easier for me to pick up a few figures and slice and dice to create a custom. 

I've just recently started the "frankenstein" approach of adding pieces together, so we'll see if my attitude changes in the future.  Check back in a few months after I've started giving casting a try ;)

So far my favorite part about this hobby is the experimentation.  So, I reserve the right to change my above opinions at any time :)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 20, 2006, 07:24 PM
I'm in the same boat Brent. I've got so much fodder to get rid of I should just start giving it away! ;) The only time I get to make stuff is after the kids go to bed or on weekends. I do try to make at least one big complicated custom a month and a small number of repaints or simple part swaps. I think I'm averaging one a week.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 20, 2006, 11:02 PM
Hmmm... all this talk of casting parts has me on both sides of the fence as to whether or not it's something I'd end up doing or not ever.  From my point of view there are pros and cons -

Pros
- save yourself a whole lot of money
- have less boxes of fodder (junk) taking up space
- learn a whole new aspect to art (maybe I could actually consider my stuff art then)
- feel like I'm accomplishing more than I am right now

Cons
- laziness... not wanting to cast the parts
- organization... I am very unorganized and would make messes that could result in a divorce
- I like to rummage through my fodder for parts, I can't visualize what I want to do until I have gone through hundreds or thousands of parts

So, I think for someone that is disorganized and lazy like me, I'll stick with my technique... I have now consumed the house with custom parts in the bedroom (wife is real happy about that), all over the computer room, in the living room and in a stack now of 6 large tubs of figure parts.  I may use a lot of parts, but I'll never use them all.

Anyways, I'm floored by the detail on Roron Cob.  What a freaking awesome job you are doing!  Well beyond my levels!

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 21, 2006, 09:46 AM
Chewie, I think you need to have some kids. That will clear things up for you really quick.  ;)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2006, 11:02 AM
Anyways, I'm floored by the detail on Roron Cob.  What a freaking awesome job you are doing!  Well beyond my levels!

I agree.  Wow, just wow.  Very cool.

Of course, I have to ask - is he going to get carded too?   :)

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 21, 2006, 11:07 AM

Cons
- laziness... not wanting to cast the parts

- I like to rummage through my fodder for parts, I can't visualize what I want to do until I have gone through hundreds or thousands of parts

DOnt get me wrong guys..I've said it before, i hate casting parts. I am very lazy when it comes to that part of the process. Thats the main reason i dont get motivated till the last week of these projects casue thats my first step.

I still rummage sort of, i browse. I look through my figures in my display cabinet and decide what parts i will use or not.

As far as patience brentS, it takes about 10 minutes to get a part. That beats, searchin through e-bay or hopeing someone answers your post in the need/trade thread.
I remember alot of folks saying " I would do this figure but the parts arent available... Well you sort of eliminate that problem.


I do homework with my son every evening, then my wife an i usually watch a show and if i'm not too tired, i'll work or a figure. But nights when my wife says lets go to bed...customs take a back seat....  ;)
Saturdays when she hits the stores, is when i get to work uninterupted... Unless my son wants to play video games... Its tough.

Phruby, I've been saying to myself that i need to get all my old fodder together and have a sale!  Problem is that as new figures comeout, the old fodder doenst seem to fit scale wise, or the sculpts are less appealing...Thats a big reason for me, making casts and not digging through old fodder.

Thanks Jeff, I do plan on carding them, we'll see if i can get the cards done by this weekend.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 21, 2006, 08:03 PM
hey Glass um this is kind of off topic, but since we are on the subject of casting, next time you do one do you think you could like, do a a how to video. I've seen many a set of pictures, but i'm always not sure if i want to do it if im not 100% sure how. :-\

Also i have latex and I've built up about 15 molds but is latex the way to go or should i get rtv like everyon else? ???
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 21, 2006, 11:48 PM
Went to the wizards game tonight, so no update, but  just checking in.
Smarty, please understand, that differnet techniques are good or bad for different people.
if laytex works for you, use laytex. I have found that silicone rubber works better with the same laytex method.

OK guys, would you believe a tree Just fell on our house?  I was typing and heard  rumbleing...My wife came running and i knew immediatly a tree fel.l It  scraped the side of our house.  D@MN!!!! Now i gotta replace siding. Lots of it.

And now i gotta remove 2 trees....  One fell during a snow storm last week, but just in the yard.

Anyway,  there are moldmaking/casting videos at smothon dot com's website.

they should help you greatly.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 22, 2006, 12:24 AM
OK guys, would you believe a tree Just fell on our house?  I was typing and heard  rumbleing...My wife came running and i knew immediatly a tree fel.l It  scraped the side of our house.  D@MN!!!! Now i gotta replace siding. Lots of it.

And now i gotta remove 2 trees....  One fell during a snow storm last week, but just in the yard.


Not to make light of this situation, but you could always cast some new siding! 

However, in all seriousness, that sucks.  Will your homeowner's insurance cover the replacement costs?  We had siding replaced after a huge hailstorm at it was covered.  I'm not sure if trees are in the same boat.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 22, 2006, 11:39 AM
That was actually funny BrentS! Made me laugh.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Kit Fisto on February 23, 2006, 01:18 PM
I know I've posted this one befor, but hey, it goes with the theme right?

(http://thecuttingedge.artofthejedi.com/custom/001_kybuck/kybuck05.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 23, 2006, 03:43 PM
I remember that horse. Did you ever make a Yoda to ride him?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 23, 2006, 04:25 PM
yeah that horse was amazing i remember him too...he just needs a Yoda to ride on him.

Glassman, you'll just do anything to avoid getting a project in on time! JUST KIDDING!!!  :P

really sux about your house & all - sure hope it all works out ok. we cut down all our trees in the backyard last summer to avoid just that accident from happening, but here trees crash into houses due to tornadoes and hail and high wind during bad thunderstorms.  :-[
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 23, 2006, 04:45 PM
Well, seeing as how I know a little something about having trees destroy houses, I have to sympathise with Glassman. Believe me that really sucks. BUt hopefully there wasnt too much damage.

AS far as casting goes I wish I could, but i hav neither the talent or the facilities. I'd love to be able to cast stuff like he has. I waould save a small fortune  in JLU parts alone. If Glassman could make a how to thread Id be more than willing to give it a thorough read. Id love to know how the magic works. ;D

Getting back to the horse, I commented on this when he made it, I am still amazed by how it came out. I was hot on the trail of a Yoda for him when the Hurricane hit, but I never got a chance to go to the Suncoast back home and get it for him. Its a real shame too, that horse screams for a yoda to jocky it.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 23, 2006, 06:01 PM
.

AS far as casting goes I wish I could, but i hav neither the talent or the facilities. I'd love to be able to cast stuff like he has. I waould save a small fortune  in JLU parts alone. If Glassman could make a how to thread Id be more than willing to give it a thorough read. Id love to know how the magic works. ;D


I've been trading a lot of PMs with Glassman on custom casting.  I've got a new set of supplies and I'm going to try to make some custom molds of a few items I've been putting together.  I'll try to document the whole process with some photos and start to build a "Newbie tries to Cast Parts" thread.  Then the experts can critique and add suggestions.

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 23, 2006, 07:40 PM
In the meantime Darth E, Check out my casting tutorial (http://www.ironcowprod.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2178#2178)

BreantS, I think it would be a great idea, to do a "learning tutorial"

Anyway, back on topic, for now.

Here is My Clone Wars Cartoon Sasee Tinn in Clone Armor

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/tinn-fin2.jpg)

And what custom of mine would be complete without a removable mask?

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/tinn-fin1.jpg)
The cape was cut from general grievous.


RC is comming along. I should have him finished by saturday.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip3.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip4.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on February 23, 2006, 07:42 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o



Dood! next time you do that, at least post a warning to have a floorjack handy! I think my jaw is stuck in the basement now! Awesome work on all of em. Saesee almost looks hasbro caliber (wait wait! I mean that in a GOOD way!)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 23, 2006, 11:01 PM
OMG! :o

I am without words....Wow!....Wow! :o  <getting up off the floor>

Their perfect! I absolutly love RC. That head is so simple yet so cartoonish. All he needs is to be able to push in his chest and have him make a sound.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 23, 2006, 11:59 PM
Amazing Saesee Glassman !!! i really love the removable helmet, that adds so much to the character. in the cartoon they somehow gave him back his cut horn (it grew back i guess) but i like how you left it cut, works better i think.

Roron looks even more impressive painted!!! once you get these carded they will be nothing short of genius!  :o
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Kit Fisto on February 24, 2006, 06:32 AM
Very cool Glassman! Another great job!

About the yoda, I've been looking EVERYWHERE for an extra cartoon yoda. Can't find it... If one day i do
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 24, 2006, 12:10 PM
In the meantime Darth E, Check out my casting tutorial (http://www.ironcowprod.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2178#2178)


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/tinn-fin2.jpg)

And what custom of mine would be complete without a removable mask?

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/tinn-fin1.jpg)


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip3.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip4.jpg)

I am not worthy. :o :o :o

Those are excellent.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 25, 2006, 02:10 PM
Thanks Bloody, I took the hasbro comparison as a compliment.

Phruby, thanks buddy,  I wouldnt go so far at to say perfect, but I am happy with them, for the
most part. I should have used a different base for RC, I dont like how his arms are wither up or in a action swing.
But5 it had a ready made jedi tunic so thats why i chose the base figure.

Rip, Saesee's Horn is cut on his cartoon figure. I guess they realized and fixed it when making the figure.
Or the cartoon was made before they decided to give him battle damage in the clone wars?
Thanks for the very kind words.

Thanks Kit,  Where have you been Hiding? I havent seen your name in a while... O have i just been missing your posts?

Darth E, thanks for the praise  man.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 25, 2006, 02:59 PM
about the only gripe i have with the Clone Wars animated is the continuity issue with Saesee's horn being cut then "growing back" Glassman. i'm sure this was done to make sense with the movie which didn't follow the cartoon...but go figure. this is the pic from starwars.com where it shows his 2 full horns in the last season. that's why i said i liked yours better with the broken horn  ;)

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/saeseetiin/img/eu3_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 25, 2006, 08:04 PM
I made the cape last night for my snowbunny Padme. I used a Adi Gallia hood combined with a Superman cape. (please forgive me Greg  :P) It's now painted up. I've got to add the strings and puff balls tonight and she will be complete.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/cape.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 25, 2006, 09:11 PM
Rip, Thats the picture i used to make mine...which remides me, I need to make his breather box.


Here is Roron Corobb painted.

(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-fin1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-fin2.jpg)


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-fin3.jpg)

Cards hopefully by the 27th which is the last day or the project.

Phruby, Round that puppy off on the corners.  Her cape is is more like a hooded cloak and there are no corners.
Dont forget the fur!  And thats still blasphemy!!
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 25, 2006, 11:14 PM
Very cool Greg. I like the little teeth on the side of his head. Very cartoonish. I forgot he had a breather box. I thought he looked great unpainted. This is even better.

Here is my finished Snowbunny Padme.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grp%20proj%20x/SnowbunnyPadme.jpg)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 25, 2006, 11:25 PM
Phruby, thats a great Snowbunny.  I still think she looks a little too angry but given the base figure you used, it looks great.  I think the cloak came out very nice.  Is that sculpy on the fur?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 25, 2006, 11:31 PM
Ya, I like her angry. It gives her an intense, "I'm going to kick your ass" look. That 'fur' is just a line of sculpty intended with a knife.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Ryan on February 26, 2006, 12:17 AM
These last few entries have been nothing short of perfect. Great jobs Phruby and Glasman. :)

Greg- I really like the Saeee a lot you seem to have gotten the armor color pretty close to what it is in the cartoon, for some reason whenever I look at the cartoon I see it as more of a tannish than a grey buta little artistic freedom is always a good thing. That mask is top notch as well. Have you considered adding the littl echest box? The Roron Corobb is out of this world. I can't even think of anything that could be fixed, the sculpt is fantastic. This is one of my favorite figures of yours.

Phruby- that is one hell of an impressive custom too. I think this may be my favorite you have made as well. I really like the choice of head, you found a great one considereing they don't make a Padme animated figure. The cape and the poofball things turned out fantastic too,  I think sculpting them as opposed to softgoods turned out to be a really good choice. Another thing I'm liking is the smooth paint job, it looks like this figure just rolled out of the Hasbro plant in China. :)
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 26, 2006, 12:19 AM
You guys have absolutely FLOORED me with these customs for this.  I feel all embarassed as all I've made was this -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/020906_Master_Windu.jpg)

Glassman - Great work on the Saesee Tiin.  How much of the base was used from an existing figure?  It looks fantastic and the helmet rocks.  The Roron Cobb is a work of ART.  Wow, he looks so funny, just how he makes me smile looking at him in the cartoon.  You really made this one come to life.  Wow... one of the most enjoyable customs to look at.

Phruby - I don't know what to say here.  This is so awesome that I think it's my favorite custom of yours that you've made.  You've always been very good but this one is an all new level of greatness.  I love her pissed off look, I think she needed more of that in the films.  Kind of the ANH Leia attitude.  The cape on this is PERFECT, hell the whole figure.  I love it.

AWESOME WORK GUYS!  I have been waiting for a figure base to come in the mail for me to try this Padme now for almost two weeks... I hope I can play catch-up.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 26, 2006, 10:24 AM
Just a reminder that this project ends on tuesday. Please get your customs in soon.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 26, 2006, 12:01 PM
Phruby, I put my entries in a while ago... Do we need to bring them back up to the top of this thread or will you dig them all out?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 26, 2006, 12:23 PM
Glassman...  How much of the base was used from an existing figure?

They are all casted Chewie. Go back a few pages and you'll see the post,

but here are the images


(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/st-wip1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip1.jpg)
 (http://home.comcast.net/~glassmandesigns/customs/groupprojectx/rc-wip2.jpg)



Paul, Padme is great. I have a few reference pics when i was making mine, and she is full of attitiude. I like the expression.  Very nice clean figure, Still blasphemy though!  :P

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 26, 2006, 12:42 PM
Thanks Glassman.  I knew that Roron Cobb was casted but didn't know for sure about Saesee.  I guess that's a compliment to how good you are at this.  Unbelievable!

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 26, 2006, 03:43 PM
Phruby, I put my entries in a while ago... Do we need to bring them back up to the top of this thread or will you dig them all out?

Don't worry about it. If they are in here they are good to go.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 26, 2006, 09:39 PM
Seen too many taco bell commercials paul??
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 27, 2006, 01:23 AM
I ordered something online for this over two weeks ago that hasn't come in yet... I hope to hell I get it tomorrow.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 27, 2006, 09:44 AM
Unfortunately time constrints arent allowing me to post my pics today. BUt I hope to have padme posted tomorrow. I tried to fashion a cape for her out of cheap cloth from Wally World. BUt since I am not a tailor, you can imagine how disasterous that turned out. :-[ I may try again tonight, but it looks like I will be posting her sans cloak. :(
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 27, 2006, 10:10 AM
Ennis, I'm sure whatever you come up with will not disappoint!   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 27, 2006, 10:35 AM
Exactly. She looks great even without the cloak.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: darth_ripley on February 27, 2006, 03:43 PM
Phruby, i love the sculpted poofballs and the fur on your padme a lot. i also like the pissed off look too personally, its more interesting than the kind of bland look we often see her have. great work on her!

Glassman, Roron painted up looks amazing! you really captured the look and feel of the animated character. i can't wait to see him carded.

Ennis, i'm sure your Padme looks cool too. i'm anxious to see what you did with her.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 27, 2006, 03:51 PM
I just got an email from the company I ordered my base figure from for my Padme, which I ordered 16 days ago - they just shipped it on Friday.   ::)

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 27, 2006, 08:20 PM
What base are you using Chewie?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 28, 2006, 01:23 AM
Well I was going to use the base from one of those female figures that Fritzkrieg used on his female TIE pilot but she comes in a white version.  I did get the figure today, but man she's WAY to tall.  I might be able to figure something out after some major work on it, but I got the figure much too late to be able to hit the deadline unfortunately.

I will have another figure for this Tuesday though that I can add to the Clone Wars theme, it's of a well known Jedi.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2006, 09:58 AM
You still have to do her though even if it is past the deadline. It sounds like it will be a cool figure. My Padme is actually very tall too. She looks like a giant compared to the other Padmes I have.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2006, 10:21 AM
Oh wait today is the deadline. Get those pictures in guys.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 28, 2006, 11:19 AM
Got mine. Im still not entirely pleased with the paint it always starts to clump around her chest and shoulders. NO amount of sanding and repainting will help this.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/Darth_Ennis/Star%20Wars%20Customs%20Customs/Clone%20Wars/snowbunnypadme.jpg)

The second attempt on her cloak equally resulted in disaster, the fabric I was using is sadly inadequate. But what do you expect for 50 cents. I may splurge on the dollar fabric later and try again. :-\
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: johnboy walton on February 28, 2006, 01:22 PM
Nice job there Ennis - I wouldn't worry about the cloak too much as she went quite a bit without it in the cartoon.  I don't think my version looks quite as good without it as yours does, mainly because it's not really neutrally posed.


Anyways, since everyone's showing off their final product thought I'd link my Snow Bunny Padme again:

It's in a folder by itself:
http://community.webshots.com/user/jbwalton740
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on February 28, 2006, 01:47 PM
Your padme turned out fine DArth E.
I have the hardest time with capes.  But i think that it would complete
the figure.  So go wild at the dollar fabrics till you get one that works for you!

Thanks ripley
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2006, 03:31 PM
Very nicely done Darth_Ennis. I really like the fur around the legs and arms. That was the look I was trying to get but you did it much better. I like that holster and gun. What is that from?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on February 28, 2006, 10:51 PM
Ok, here is a movie styled Roron Cobb I finished tonight.  I figure most of the time he would have a robe on.  I know it's not 100% accurate to what he looks like the Clone Wars.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/030106cobb.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: RichardTheBloody on February 28, 2006, 11:03 PM
Ok, here is a movie styled Roron Cobb I finished tonight.  I figure most of the time he would have a robe on.  I know it's not 100% accurate to what he looks like the Clone Wars.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/030106cobb.jpg)

 :P

that looks awesome as always chewie...one thing tho...is he using the force to keep warm, cause i think he'd feel a draft otherwise...unless you know more about Ithorian plumbing than i do :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on February 28, 2006, 11:03 PM
Ok, here is a movie styled Roron Cobb I finished tonight.  I figure most of the time he would have a robe on.  I know it's not 100% accurate to what he looks like the Clone Wars.


Looks good Justin!  Making use of the new backdrop too I see!
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 1, 2006, 10:05 AM
Nicely built Chewie. I noticed his eyes are shut. Did you mean to do that or just forgot to paint them?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on March 1, 2006, 10:12 AM
Thanks guys.  I might rework the legs a bit, I was in a hurry and had to make do with what I had at the time.  His eyes really aren't shut, the Hammerhead eyes look like that naturally from everything I've seen.

(http://www.planetforce.com/HAMMERHEADAFA80.JPG)

But I could go back and widen them a bit. 

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 1, 2006, 10:49 AM
Thanks guys. To answer your question Phruby the belt was once one of the medals that came with Dodonna, and the holster was from Capt. Antilles.

Chewie that Rorron Corrab is awesome. Granted he looks like he just burned one over in the corner, but they all look like that. ;D
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 1, 2006, 11:19 AM
Looking at the vintage picture of hammerhead, have you ever noticed that Hasbro has never made him in that outfit or with those arms?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: CHEWIE on March 1, 2006, 11:21 AM
Thanks Ennis, I really like your Padme.  I wish I had been able to make her, but maybe I can sometime in the future.

On the vintage Hammerhead... that might be a cool project idea, to make a modern vintage version of a few characters to look like the vintage version paint schemes but with modern looks.

 :P
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Glassman6 on March 1, 2006, 01:10 PM
Very nice RC, chewie.
As always beautiful paint apps. Nice use of parts.
He does look like he ran out the temple without his pants though. ;D

Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: BrentS on March 6, 2006, 02:46 PM
So do all the finished products from this Group Project get collected somewhere?
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 6, 2006, 03:27 PM
Jason (CoranHorn) over at FFURG use to collect them and put them in the Group Projects casting call page. Since these last two group projects haven't originated over there, these haven't been added to the casting call.

The reason we haven't had a group project over there is because of the low participation rate when compared to projects here.

Maybe I should start a sticky thread here as a place to show these off.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 6, 2006, 03:53 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me Phruby. Ive often wondered why there wasnt one myself.
Title: Re: Group Project X - Clone Wars TV series
Post by: The Professor on March 8, 2006, 08:39 PM
It was nice to see some Clone Wars customs that weren't clones.  I think people tend to do clones a little too much.

However, Glassman and Master Phurby, you are truly masters of the art of sculpting, casting, and painting.