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Title: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 26, 2004, 10:18 PM
Greetings Programs!

I just signed up at the JediDefender site and I like wait I see. There are alot of familure names around here.

I think I'll start off my stay at this message board with my latest custom. It's a carded version of my son Fred in his Padawan Jedi outfit.  Enjoy!

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/jedifred.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2004, 11:09 PM
Nice work Paul, and may I say thank you for A) Stopping over, and B) taking up some of those F'n Padawan figures hanging on the pegs at every WM store from coast to coast! :)

Seriously though, that's some good work.  I bet your son appreciates that.

I myself have pondered doiong some Youngling customs but finding smaller heads is a rarity.  :(

What's the pieces you used?  All new sculpt on the head?
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2004, 11:10 PM
Oh, feel free to hop over and intro yourself in the section down towards Watto's Junkyard.  I think it's a couple sections below it (tell I don't go often).

And again welcome aboard.  You're a good name to see hopping on!
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 27, 2004, 12:59 AM
Thanks Jesse. I'll poke around here tomorrow at work.  ;)

The head is just ep1 anakin. It looks closest to Fred and I didn't really have time to make a ready good head for it. I'm working on Kermit Skyhopper for UGP#5 right now.
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: JediMAC on August 27, 2004, 02:53 AM
Hey Paul!  Welcome to JD!  Another face here, I'm sure you'd recognize from my occasional appearances in the RS SoCal thread.  Anyway, glad you took Jess up on his offer to stop on by.  You'll have to swing by the SoCal thread here from time to time, and let us know what's shakin' down in the OC!

That's a kick ass custom of your son there.  Definitely cool.  VOTC, no less!  Makes me inclined to want to beg for you to make a custom of me too.   ;)

Keep up the great customs.  Looking forward to seeing more of them here.  Enjoy JD, and feel free to give any of the staff a holler if you've got any questions, comments, or suggestions about the place.  We're here to serve!

Catch ya' around the boards...

- Matt
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 27, 2004, 09:10 AM
Nice custom, and welcome to JediDefender.  ;)

I wish I could do an VOTC carded custom of myself but I haven't seen any Porkins on the pegs in a while.  :-\
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Snively Bandar on August 27, 2004, 06:44 PM
Hey, that's real cool Phruby!  Lucky kid you've got there.  I'm sure plenty of kids (and a few grown ups) would be stoked to be their own action figure.   8)

Is it just the lighting in the picture there, or is the OTC logo at the bottom left a little different?  I can't really see anything at the top of it, where the "Star" word would be.  I think it's probably just the lighting though.

Did you shave/"spike"/modify the Anakin's hair at all, to match your son's crew cut?  Hard to tell.  Regardless, nice custom job and cute kid there!

Oh yeah, welcome to JD too!   ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 27, 2004, 08:38 PM
The box and logo are from a votc han solo. So its the real clam shell. I didn't do anything to the anakin head. It kind of looks like him and I'd probably mess up the head anyway.

I'm currently on the lookout for a head that looks like me. I've got an extra jedi luke that is going to loose his head once I find one.
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2004, 11:51 PM
Paul, shoot me your image over sometime (you can send to my JD.com address if you want.  Should be on my profile on the front page).

Not to toot my own horn but I think I probably have the largest generic 3.75" action figure noggin' collection on the net.  I can at least aim you the right way(s) perhaps.

Just lemme know!

JJ
Title: Re: Master Phruby is in the house!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2004, 11:31 AM
Taken care of. Now I'm home. :)
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2004, 11:53 AM
One thing I like to do is go back over previous work and try to improve it. One such example was my Admiral Daala.

My first attempt was using ewok Leia's head and torso with Adi Gallia's arms and legs. I went a little overboard on the chest.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-daala.jpg)

For my second attempt, I used an imperial officer for the body and Zam Wessel for the head. I had to sculpt on long red hair and chest.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-daala2.jpg)

It's definately an improvement I think. Anyway, I'd love to see how others have improved their previous work.  Please post pictures of all of your attempts, what you changed and what you've learned.
Title: Re: Makeovers
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 3, 2004, 10:06 AM
I guess no one cares to add their updated versions to the thread.  :'(
Title: Re: Makeovers
Post by: jokabofe on September 3, 2004, 02:12 PM
well, we have a very small customizing audience here, unfortunately. something jesse and i have been trying to build up. but feel free to continue posting your makeovers.

as for your admiral daala, i would have to agree that the re-make is better. the re-sculpted hair and chest details are vastly improved. how long a time period was it from the first attempt to the makeover?
Title: Re: Makeovers
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 5, 2004, 09:51 PM
That's a couple of years difference. I just had to wait for better parts. I plan a new Admiral Daala by the end of the year.
Title: Kermit Skyhopper
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 7, 2004, 01:20 PM
Just in case there is someone here who won't step foot in RS customizing board I would like to show my Kermit Skyhopper crossover figure.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/skyhopper.jpg)

Title: Re: Kermit Skyhopper
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 7, 2004, 05:58 PM
Very nice work, I'm glad you brought it over here for us to see.

;D
Title: Re: Makeovers
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2004, 11:20 AM
You did a much better job sculpting hair and boobs that I ever could.  The new one is a much better version.

 :P
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 17, 2004, 10:04 AM
As part of the group projects over at FFURG and RS, I'd like to show my work in progress picture of my Simpsons Star Wars Fan Boy. No it's not a self portrait.  >:(

I still need to add boots and a lightsaber. Any ideas on a lightsaber? Should I just make one or are there any in this scale already available?

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/fanboy1.jpg)
(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/fanboy2.jpg)

Title: Re: Star Wars Fan Boy
Post by: Muftak on September 17, 2004, 11:52 AM
He looks great! The cloak especially is very well done.

As far as a lightsaber, you should look around for one of those Mega Action Obi-Wans from a few years back. It was 6", so the lightsaber should be pretty much in-scale for the Simpsons stuff:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/potj/POTJmegaobiwanloose.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars Fan Boy
Post by: Hemish on September 22, 2004, 11:22 PM
Wah ..
Way cool
How did you do the robe?
Was it sculpey?
I want one , i might have to go and get me a simpsons character and give it a shot.
Title: Re: Star Wars Fan Boy
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2004, 01:14 AM
Definitely cool.  Be neat if there was a Simpson's Mark Hammill for Homer to lug around.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Fan Boy
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 27, 2004, 10:19 PM
Thanks guys. The simpsons figure name is Gary. He's a computer nerd. He even comes with a computer. He is wearing a sweater. I made it a little longer and added a hood to the back. The shirt is also a thin layer of sculpty. I've updated the picture with new boots and a lightsaber. I think this guy kind of represents us all. Good mascote for a site.  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/91709phruby/fboy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars Fan Boy
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 28, 2004, 10:09 AM
Definitely cool.  Be neat if there was a Simpson's Mark Hammill for Homer to lug around.  :)

I found this custom over at the WorldofSpringfield web site.

(http://figures.nohomers.net/Customs/Custom_Mark_Hamill.jpg)
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 24, 2004, 01:39 AM
Merry Christmas everybody. I've finished my Santa Wookie and Ewok Elf for Rebelscum's Custom Group Project #6. Please stop by their board to see all the other creations for this project and a description / work in progress pictures of this project.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/santaelf.jpg)

Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: JediMAC on December 24, 2004, 02:22 AM
Ha!  Good stuff there Paul!  Do you just sculpey the outfits on?

Good looking duo.  I'll be sure to put some milk and cookies out for the Wook tomorrow night!   ;)
Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: Jesse James on December 24, 2004, 02:39 AM
Haha, that Ewok's incredible Paul.  Nice. :) 

And a good use for a buff Wookie figure too since they're becoming less and less useful for anything.
Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: DSJ™ on December 24, 2004, 09:54 AM
Ha, those are awesome. Love the Ewok.  8)
Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 24, 2004, 11:17 AM
Thanks guys. The cloths are just super sculpty. I like that stuff better than the regular kind. Its much easier to work with. Check out the work in progress pictures over at rebelscum customizing.
Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: CHEWIE on December 28, 2004, 02:36 PM
Fun stuff.  You could also make a reindeer maybe.  It could be very funny.

 :P
Title: Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 29, 2004, 03:07 PM
Most people use tauntauns for raindeer.
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2005, 08:12 PM
I've finished my version of Mara Jade from the Mysteries of the Sith add on game for Dark Forces II. I've been chronicalizing the development of this figure over the past week over at Rebelscum's custom board. She is made from a GI Joe Jinx head, Scarlette torso and lower legs, Hoth leia jacket, droid factory Padme arms and Han Solo upper legs. This is a replacement makeover over my first version you can see here. (http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-marajade.jpg)


(http://www.lucasarts.com/products/sith/images/subpage/art.jpg)

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/mjmots.jpg)
Title: Re: Mara Jade
Post by: CHEWIE on February 28, 2005, 11:31 PM
I've been following your thread there.  It looks really good, and your hard work has paid off.  Well done!!!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Mara Jade
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 1, 2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks Chewie! :)
Title: Re: Mara Jade
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2005, 12:27 PM
I was keeping up with the topic too Paul, thanks for sharing the finished figure.

It's a better head using the Jinx figure I think...  Much more true to the MOTS box cover.  I'm still not sold on the torso though really, only because I think the Star Wars line lends itself better to the overall "look".

I think a torso like Droid Factory Padme's perhaps would've worked better maybe?  I wasn't a big fan of the Joe torso idea ever...  Joes are only good for accessories and heads I've found, though you did blend the lower leg with the Han Cantina upper legs quite well.

As a secondary choice, and I think you used this on your previous attempt, I think the Aura Sing body's superior to grafting a Joe torso as well.

I think the smaller Jinx head would've set better on a smaller SW figure torso then too, and it could've been grafted to the Han legs to make a curvy woman's figure. 

The accuracy of the figure seems pretty good though overall...  The paintjob seems pretty good too, keeping true to the character on the box, though the skin seems pale.  Easily could be the camera flash though.

My only other suggestion beyond the torso was perhaps trying to use the Luke Ceremonial jacket over Hoth Leia's...  Leia's is a bit small, kind of untrue to the look on the box, but the Luke's is the exact style.  I don't know if the "exagerrated" chest on the Luke figure (and subsequently his coat) would have benefited fitting her, ummm, "attributes", haha. :)

Good work Paul!  She needs a Dark Kyle to fight now though! 

I don't see many MOTS Mara's ever surface with her purple saber.  To me, the purple saber was her trademark more than the Luke saber really...  It gave her some distinction.
Title: Re: Mara Jade
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 1, 2005, 04:13 PM
Thanks man. I'm glad you liked it. I tried the Luke jacket on her. The joe body totally swam in it. It made her look like a little girl wearing her father's jacket. My first version of this Mara Jade used that jacket. It just wasn't very fitting.

The problem I had with the Jinx head was the skin was very pale but then again many red heads are very pale. Instead of painting the face and screwing it up completely to give her a better complexion, I painted the body instead. Every time I try to paint a face, it looks like Ronald McDonald.   :-\

I wish more people would make work in progress threads and take suggestions along the way. Of course, It's not easy to not totally flame someone on their criticism after you've spent many hours trying to get it just right. Maybe that is why we rarely see these kind of threads. I think it's good to take opinions and try to improve it along the way. It makes me a better customizer. Even though it is kind of a painful experience.

Do you have any reference pictures of the dark Kyle?

What figures do you have planned Jesse?
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2005, 09:36 AM
Well my version of Luke's old girlfriend Callista is finally done. Check her out. I've made a few changes to her per your ideas. The hair is different, she has a choker, and the vest has piping and two colors - (brown/red and brown/purple)

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/Callista.jpg)
Title: Re: Callista
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 11:01 AM
Looks good.  You put a lot of work into this one.

I honestly never like this character, but your custom of it is very well done and fits in well.  I'd like to see a photo of her with Luke maybe.

Also, in one of the novels doesn't she go to Hoth with Luke?  Maybe you could make a sexy snow bunny outfit version of her.   :)

 :P

Title: Re: Callista
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2005, 12:07 PM
Thanks Chewie!  ;D I just might have to make a snow bunny character. I think Winter with her white hair would be a pretty unsually hot snow bunny.
Title: Re: Callista
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 22, 2005, 01:47 PM
I said before I thought Master Phruby's recipe would become the template for all future Callista's...looks like he proved me right.

I like this fig a lot. The only suggestions I would make would be sculpting her hairstyle to look more like the reference pic, and maybe taking her down a bit in the gloss department, but those are minor quibbles. It turned out great. (Love the soft goods, by the way!)

-DD
Title: Re: Callista
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2005, 05:44 PM
Thanks DD. I need to put the dull cote on tonight. I should try to mess with the hair a little too.
Title: Re: Callista - updated changes
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2005, 12:40 PM
She has been updated.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/Callista.jpg)
Title: Re: Callista - updated changes
Post by: Ryan on April 30, 2005, 03:48 PM
Cool! The vest color is a much better match. The hair looks real good too, it still is a tad shiney but that could just be the flash. Keep up the great work! :)
Title: Re: Callista - updated changes
Post by: CHEWIE on May 1, 2005, 08:59 PM
Great job on the hair.  It no longer looks like a Padme head.

 :P
Title: Re: Callista - updated changes
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 2, 2005, 09:45 AM
Thanks for your help guys. I think she looks better too.
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 14, 2005, 03:51 PM
Here is my version of Shaa'gi.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/Shaggi.jpg)
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: Famine on May 14, 2005, 04:03 PM
"We can't face him!"

Awsome!

Kevin
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: CHEWIE on May 14, 2005, 04:07 PM
Good job, and pretty humorous too, are you going to make a movie-style version of him?

 :P
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: Ryan on May 14, 2005, 05:20 PM
Sweet! You should card him up, or have Glassman do it for you. :)
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 14, 2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys. I've been wanting to him forever but never came across a good enough Shaggy head.
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: ThePerennial on May 14, 2005, 09:27 PM
LOL! I love it! Too bad they haven't made a cartoon version nexu, cause you could have made an awesome star wars scooby!
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 15, 2005, 03:08 PM
THATS GREAT!! When I first saw that guy, I instantly thought Shaggy. I'm glad he was killed by Grievous, I never liked Shaggy.

Nexu's are too cool for scooby. I'd make scooby into a dewback. lol
Title: Re: Shaa'gi cartoon version
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 10:24 AM
That looks great!  Very funny  ;D
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 28, 2005, 05:17 PM
Here's a new take on an old trooper.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/GW_ARC1.jpg)
(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/GW_ARC2.jpg)
Title: Re: Galatic Heros ARC Trooper
Post by: CHEWIE on May 28, 2005, 09:05 PM
Looks nice - I don't really like the Galactic Heroes stuff, but this is definitely production looking quality!

 :P
Title: Re: Galatic Heros ARC Trooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 28, 2005, 10:23 PM
Phruby made a clone! Blasphemy! Heretic!   ;)

Seriously, nice job. That Galactic Heroes stuff is too cute for words, and this looks awesome.

-DD
Title: Re: Galatic Heros ARC Trooper
Post by: Gregorbian on May 29, 2005, 11:54 AM
He looks perfect!  Galactic Heroes are funny, but I've never tried customizing one....hrmmmmm
Good job! ;D
Title: Re: Galatic Heros ARC Trooper
Post by: Commander JediSearch on May 30, 2005, 04:25 PM
That's really cool...  I was going to try my hand at customizing the BK Super-D clone. 
Title: Re: Galatic Heros ARC Trooper
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2005, 10:51 AM
Thanks everybody for the kind comments. This one was a nice easy one to make. When I got my ep3 GH clone trooper and saw how he was decorated, I had to make an ARC Trooper out of my son's old clone trooper. These things could be alot of fun to customize.

Phruby made a clone! Blasphemy! Heretic!   ;)


Not Blasphemy. This is a clone wars ARC trooper not an EP3 clone.  ;) I'm just against the same four clones being made over and over again. But they are clones so I guess it make sense to make copies of them.

Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2005, 10:01 AM
Well since no one is looking in the Chewie's customizer challange at my new entry there, I'll post it outside as well.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Twilikdancer.jpg)
Title: Re: Twi'lik dancer
Post by: Ruprecht on June 5, 2005, 01:28 PM
Nice job putting the various parts together and making them cohesive.  it looks like the figure's body, head, and limbs are all original to it.  The paint is eye-catching, which I think a Twi'lek dancer would want.  Nice use of the gold on the head and lekku.

B
Title: Re: Twi'lik dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2005, 09:50 PM
Thanks. I was going for an Egyptian look there. (ie King Tut)
Title: Re: Twi'lik dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on June 6, 2005, 11:20 PM
I didn't even think that, it does have an Egyptian look!

 :P
Title: Re: Twi'lik dancer
Post by: Gregorbian on June 8, 2005, 12:39 AM
I think I commented on here, but if not, great job!  I like the headdress thing now that I've seen it painted.  Nice paint job, it doesn't look like a custom at all
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 28, 2005, 09:29 PM
I've finished my black hole clone trooper. This one has the jetpack. Sorry, I forgot to put the missiles in for the picture.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BHJetClone1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BHJetClone2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BHJetClone3.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Ryan on June 28, 2005, 10:49 PM
Phruby made a clone?!?!?  ??? :o :o :P ;D

It's a really nice looking clone though. I like how the armor still has it's shine and isn't dull. And the blue/black wings look pretty cool. One thing I think I would change is the imperial logos. Both of them look good but it seems wierd how one one side of the wing it is red and on the other it is black. The yellow Neyo logoss look pretty good as well.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 28, 2005, 11:02 PM
Phruby made a clone?!?!?  ??? :o :o :P ;D

Shhhh...Don't tell anybody. That's why he is only here and at FFURG. ;D

Actually, this one is a commissioned piece so I had no choice to make one. At least its not green/blue/red/orange.  ;)

This is the first time I've made custom decales. I had four red imperial logos but I messed them up and had to replace them with two black logos. I'm trying to conserve paper.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: CHEWIE on June 29, 2005, 12:10 AM
Phruby, that is one sharp looking custom.  I really like it.  Great job on keeping the armor with that shiny feel that we are used to seeing on Clones/Stormies.

The decals looks great too.  Overall a very nice custom and nice to see a fan-fic totally different type of Clone.

 :P
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Gregorbian on June 29, 2005, 10:07 AM
I like it, I think he turned out great.  Aside from the different colored logos, I don't think anything is out of place.  I actually like that there are no missiles in the pics, I don't like the way they look.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: ThePerennial on June 29, 2005, 12:32 PM
I like Black Hole Troopers, so naturally this one I like. Although I don't know the story behind the Blackhole troopers though.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Talon_Karrde on June 29, 2005, 05:59 PM
Wow, thats nice bro.  Is it fan-fic or is there a story behind it?  I've got one in the works (EU not blackhole) that I am trying to come up with a story for.    The helmet is what really makes that figure man.



Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 29, 2005, 06:42 PM
Thanks Talon. There isn't a story behind it. It's fan fic. However, the black hole stormtroopers were a short series in the old marvel comics.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 30, 2005, 12:28 AM
WICKED !!!   ;D
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Nathan on June 30, 2005, 07:25 PM
If it were me, about the only thing I would change is the Neyo-style markings. It seems to negate the whole stealth/intimidation thing to have big gold targets everywhere. :)

Great otherwise though.
Title: Re: Black Hole Clone Trooper with Jetpack
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 30, 2005, 08:05 PM
Ya, I'd probably remove them too for accuracy. Its just me having some fun with decales. Infact, to be accurate, the whole figure should be spraypainted black with no markings on it at all. But where's the fun in that? ;D
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2005, 09:47 AM
As part of our group project #7 I've made my version of the Mon Calamari dancer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/mdancer1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/mdancer2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/mdancer3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mon Calamari dancer
Post by: CHEWIE on July 29, 2005, 10:25 AM
Damn, this turned out perfect!

The use of parts already looked great, but when it's all painted it just looks fantastic.  This is a true work of art.

Another thing that really adds to it is that she looks "wet" - that's a good thing.  You would think that a fish species would try to keep their skin hydrated.

Wonderful, I'm jealous.  This makes my version look terrible!

 :P
Title: Re: Mon Calamari dancer
Post by: Gregorbian on July 29, 2005, 12:09 PM
I like it!  Great work on the sculpting/assembly and I agree with CHEWIE, the "wet" look came out perfectly. 
Title: Re: Mon Calamari dancer
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2005, 04:14 PM
I so happy you guys like it. She was more fun to paint than I though she would be. I think there are like four drywashed paint layers on her. The part that made her really cool was the wetness of the figure. That painted on gloss really works well. It's actually a gloss sealer for glass paints. It makes a nice shine. I used it all the time on my Cylons.
Title: Re: Mon Calamari dancer
Post by: sith_fire30 on August 2, 2005, 09:22 AM
That is very cool!
Title: Re: Mon Calamari dancer
Post by: Ryan on August 3, 2005, 01:53 AM
Damn she is perfect! The paint job looks great it is very fishy/lobstery/crustaceany looking. The layered coloring turned outgreat and I love the wet look. I really like the legs, the kinda dual fin/foot thing looks fantastic as does the rest of the leg. I think it is weird she has boobs though, I know it is part of the design, but it is weird to think of a fish with mammory glands. :-*

Phruby sorry I didn't comment on this sooner I've been lazy when it comes to posting these last few days. :P
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 7, 2005, 04:00 PM
Here is a guy I've been wanting to do for a while. Back in 1985 Kenner was going to come out with a new line of star wars figures based on events that happen after Return of the Jedi. Luke was to be a full Jedi Master and he would start trainning new jedi to fight against the new bad guy in the galaxy Atha Prime.

As Kenner says, "A powerful force long kept in exile in a remote fringe of the galaxy has been released by the death of the Emperor. It moves now, like a plague, securing control over the shattered remnants of the empire and re-enslaving newly freed worlds. Atha Prime, genetics master, ruler of the dark worlds and architect of the Clone Wars, is free again. His advanced army of combat clones has already decimated rebel outposts along the galactic frontier. His goal is to cursh forever the Rebel Alliance and control the Galaxy."

One of the characters that Luke was to train is a Mongo Beefhead Tribesman named phruby. Here he is, for the first time in 'vintage style' plastic.

(http://www.twcory.com/Gallery/UserFiles/MongJedi.jpg)
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Ryan on August 7, 2005, 05:13 PM
Very cool! :D I like the sculpting job  alot. And the softgood cape looks excellent, it isn't to puffy; it looks very vintage-esque. For the longest time I had thought your avatar was an upsidedown quarren. :-X Then I think I remeber you saying a while ago it was a Mongo Beefhead, I still had no idea what it was but I knew it wasn't a quarren. ;) Is there another source to that story or is it something that Kenner made up all by themselves?
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: CHEWIE on August 7, 2005, 05:32 PM
Nice job Phruby, I know how much you get a kick out of Kenner almost making this figure and releasing it.  Your version is awesome.

I think you should make a modern one using the POTJ Tessek head.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 7, 2005, 05:33 PM
It's actually a story Kenner made up for their new star wars line in '85-'86. They of course didn't go thru with it. The only figure that made it to plastic was in '97 when we got the Imperial Sentinel. He is a dead ringer for Atha Prime. You can read more about those plans here. (http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/85LineExt/index.html)

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-conce/concept-atha.jpg)
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 7, 2005, 05:34 PM
Nice job Phruby, I know how much you get a kick out of Kenner almost making this figure and releasing it.  Your version is awesome.

I think you should make a modern one using the POTJ Tessek head.   :)

 :P

I just might do that. It has been suggested that we make a photonovel or group project based on Kenner's 85-86 plans for star wars. What do you think?
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: ThePerennial on August 7, 2005, 06:09 PM
woah! So the mongo beefheaded tribesman was acually going to be made by kenner?  I never knew that! I love you custom, Phruby! Mongo beefheaded tribesmen rule!
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Gregorbian on August 7, 2005, 07:15 PM
I remember seeing a small pic of that Mongo Beefhead.  Great job Phruby!  I like the vintage-feel to it, it would look perfect standing next to other vintage figures.  Great job on the sg cape too
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: CHEWIE on August 7, 2005, 07:22 PM
Phruby, I say we make it a group project, or a monthly customizing challenge.

 :P
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Owen D on August 7, 2005, 10:16 PM
It's actually a story Kenner made up for their new star wars line in '85-'86. They of course didn't go thru with it. The only figure that made it to plastic was in '97 when we got the Imperial Sentinel. He is a dead ringer for Atha Prime. You can read more about those plans here. (http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/85LineExt/index.html)

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-conce/concept-atha.jpg)

That artwork was actually ROTJ concept work for the Imperial Guards.  I think it shows up in a few books, the Art of ROTJ for sure, though.   Isn't  the beefhead figure a hoax or joke of some kind?  I don't think it was ever a serious attempt at a figure.  Could be wrong.
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Vator on August 7, 2005, 10:27 PM
I just might do that. It has been suggested that we make a photonovel or group project based on Kenner's 85-86 plans for star wars. What do you think?

Well, certain elements of it will be in the gigantic continuty fix that's the end of The United...
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 8, 2005, 12:27 AM
 Isn't  the beefhead figure a hoax or joke of some kind?  I don't think it was ever a serious attempt at a figure.  Could be wrong.


Well he is in that presentation flipbook that Kenner used to sell the idea of more star wars figures. You should see some of the droids that are pictured too. There is one of 4lon without a head holding up a gun with two 2-1B arms coming out of his sholders. I plan on making him someday.

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/85LineExt/85LineExt15ImpAttackB.jpg)
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Owen D on August 8, 2005, 12:36 AM
 Isn't  the beefhead figure a hoax or joke of some kind?  I don't think it was ever a serious attempt at a figure.  Could be wrong.


Well he is in that presentation flipbook that Kenner used to sell the idea of more star wars figures. You should see some of the droids that are pictured too. There is one of 4lon without a head holding up a gun with two 2-1B arms coming out of his sholders. I plan on making him someday.

(http://www.toysrgus.com/images-speci/85LineExt/85LineExt15ImpAttackB.jpg)

Yeah, I'm not so sure now.  I went to ToysrGus to see what he had written but it wasn't in the flip book info.  It might be on a different page.  I could have sworn that someone at Kenner made the Mongo as a goof or a deliberate attempt to throw people off the trail.  Or perhaps as just a test to see what could be done with different parts, I don't think it was ever intended for release on any level.  I find it highly unlikely they would have used the head with the neck peg sticking out or to have used the name Beefhead (Walrusman and Hammerhead aside).
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: RollaJedi on August 8, 2005, 05:18 PM
I think this would be a very cool idea for the monthly thing!  Of course, you really don't have many choices to do though.  I have the star wars galaxy mag at home that shows all these pics.  They also had an attachment for the millennium falcon that hooked into the fork in the front.  There are more figures that you havent seen as well.  Maybe I can scan the mag's pages that relate to this.
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: CHEWIE on August 8, 2005, 07:55 PM
Rolla, if you scan them it would be awesome.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 9, 2005, 08:07 AM
haha, that is awesome. I never kenw about Kenners plans of that stuff, very cool.

Title: Re: Mongo Beefhead Jedi
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 10, 2005, 12:50 PM
Thanks! I plan on making all of the characters from that cancelled era.
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2005, 09:39 PM
Here is my version of Carnor Jax. Sorry I don't have the axe done yet. :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CarnorJax.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/cjside.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/cjback.jpg)
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: aeseven7 on August 15, 2005, 09:47 PM
While i like the overall figure, i would have went with a non glossy red for the "clothing" parts of the figure.

The JOE head was a good choice but again, the hair always seemed more brown/dk brown to me.

The helmet i would have liked to see the outer most part be a gloss black as it is in the comics.  Gives it that more sinister look rather than Kir Kanos' all red helmet.

The belt seems to stand out just a bit being silver, i may have went with black.

And to add that final last touch to the armor, it would have been cool to see a nice semi gloss black to give it a nice gleam.

But still, a nice custom and i look forward to seeing the double bladed weapon that he and Kanos uses.
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: CHEWIE on August 15, 2005, 10:13 PM
For some reason this character never appealed to me, but I do think this is a great custom, and probably a lot better than what I could come up with...

I agree that maybe a non-glossy looking red color would look a little better, but then again it could just be the flash.  Also, I would suggest just a touch of dry brushing to bring out more details and look just a little more worn in.

The helmet looks just awesome.  Truly a great job painting it, it looks production quality.  Wow... do you have a pic with him with the helmet on?

 :P
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2005, 10:23 PM
The helmet goes about 3/4 of the way on. Any more and I would have holes in the helmet.  :-\

I wish I had some gloss in this color but I just went with the paints I had.
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Dimetrodon on August 16, 2005, 06:38 PM
The helmet goes about 3/4 of the way on. Any more and I would have holes in the helmet.  :-\

I wish I had some gloss in this color but I just went with the paints I had.

maybe you could have done a swappable head. that'd still be really cool.

Really cool figure. and you should make two axes. one for Kir Kanos, so they can duel. haha  ;D
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2005, 01:13 AM
That's probably the best solution. Swappable heads. I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Gregorbian on August 17, 2005, 11:20 AM
Nice custom Phruby  :)
I like the silver belt, but I agree with aeseven7 on his other points - a less glossy paint would have been nice, but if you don't have them, it's no biggie.
I think a softgoods cloak/cape would have been better, but that's just because I'm a big fan of softgoods.  Is that a SP Gen. Grievous cloak?  It looks like it fits pretty well.
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2005, 11:27 AM
Good eye on the Grevious cloak. I had to trim it down a bit to make it work. I'm going to be making another version of this character soon taking aesevens advice and yours about the softgoods into account since this one is up on auction.

Oops. I shouldn't have told you that. ;)
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Ryan on August 17, 2005, 05:54 PM
Phruby- you should make your own thread like a lot of us have. I really like this custom. The paint app looks really good, albeit a bit glossy. But that is nothing a little dullcote won't fix. :) I like the sawppable head idea, what you could also try is using a POTF2 royaol guard helmet hollowed out. I've used it before and it looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Carnor Jax
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2005, 10:13 PM
Thanks SLC. I'll have to do that for version 2.0
Title: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 2, 2005, 11:41 AM
It has been suggested that I start my own thread for the figures I've made. So, I'm going to go back in time and slowy start showing some of my older figures.

Let's start off with some figures of Jorg Sacul. The first one is a bootleg copy of the C2 exclusive Jorg Sacul. This package is entirely fake except for the inner blister tray. I tried to make this exactly like the real thing back then. I think I got pretty close.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-sacul-pilot.jpg)

The other is my version of Master Sacul. This one is using a casted head with quigon body and mace windu hood.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-sacul-jedi.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: coeli on September 2, 2005, 12:07 PM
I remember seeing your Sacul over on the RS forums, very nice! Custom carding is something that I could never do, just don't have the knack for it!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Jeff on September 2, 2005, 12:12 PM
If you'd like, I can smoosh all your older threads into this one so it contains everything all in one place (kinda like CHEWIE and Gregorbian have).  Just let me know if you'd like your older threads smushed into this one.

Jeff

edit: done!  Lots of great work in here now!  Let me know if I missed any of your older stuff...
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 2, 2005, 12:51 PM
That looks like everthing. Thanks Jeff. Now, I've got to fix some of the broken picture links.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 2, 2005, 09:30 PM
Here is one of my favorite older figures. He is Melas from Star Wars Special Edition.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-melas.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2005, 10:59 PM
Here is one of my favorite older figures. He is Melas from Star Wars Special Edition.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-melas.jpg)

I've always liked that figure.  You did a super job on him, this is one of your better customs in my opinion.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Gregorbian on September 3, 2005, 03:30 PM
That Melas is very well done!  Is that a backwards Squidhead there?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 3, 2005, 09:47 PM
No. It's backwards Ketwol.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/potj/POTJketwolfront.jpg)
(http://www.rebelscum.com/potj/POTJketwolmelas.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Custom Creations thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 30, 2005, 07:58 PM
Here is my latest figure. Snoova. This is for the FFURG Group Project.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/group%20project%208/Snoova.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Snoova 9/30/05
Post by: Gregorbian on September 30, 2005, 08:05 PM
Nice work Phruby!
It's weird, but it really looks like a "modern" version of Glassman's "vintage" Snoova.  Of course, it's the same character, but a lot of the little details look exactly the same to me...
Is that harness sculpted or is it a modified Wookie harness?  I like the details on it and the eye-patch is really well done.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Snoova 9/30/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 30, 2005, 08:08 PM
Thanks Gregorbian. I used glassman's and darls customs as reference. This is what the new Wookiee Commando should have looked like.

The harness is the original wookiee warrior harness with a thin layer of sculpty over it. I've cut off the little bullet clips and enbedded them in the sculpty.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Snoova 9/30/05
Post by: Ruprecht on September 30, 2005, 09:34 PM
That is one BadA$$ Snoova, nice paint work and accessorizing.

B
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Snoova 9/30/05
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 1, 2005, 01:11 PM
This is what the new Wookiee Commando should have looked like.

I completely Agree. I only wish Hasbro would wise up  ::)

great job on the Bounty Hunter
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Snoova 9/30/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 1, 2005, 01:57 PM
Thanks guys. He was alot of fun to make.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 9, 2005, 04:38 PM
It's always bothered me that the packaged clone for the AT-RT didn't look anything like the one on the package. So I took a carded AT-RT Driver and made him look like the one on the package. Here are the results.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTDriver.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTBox.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTWalker1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTWalker2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTWalker3.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 9, 2005, 05:21 PM
I love it.  Great to see a white version of this guy, as I'm sure the Empire had all white ones spread throughout other systems.  How did you paint him?  It looks fantastic and production quality.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 9, 2005, 07:01 PM
Thanks Chewie. I tried to get as close as possible to the picture. I had to do three cotes of white to cover the green. Then I used a black pen to fill in the areas the white got into. Simple repaint.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: speedermike on October 9, 2005, 07:40 PM
If Hasbro made that, I'd buy it.  Good job.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Famine on October 9, 2005, 11:37 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ATRTWalker3.jpg)


Maybe thats why their aim sucks so much? ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 10, 2005, 12:20 PM
Yah, I keep bending it back in shape. It keeps returning to that direction.  :-\
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 10, 2005, 12:49 PM
He looks great phurby, the white looks too clean almost... any thoughts of weathering
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 10, 2005, 02:23 PM
I though about that. I wanted it to look like the box.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: jedipurge on October 11, 2005, 04:02 PM
damn it Phruby thats the second custom you've beaten me to, i just finished my Carnor Jax and i was going to start on doing one of these to go with my sqaud of clones.  he looks really good though hopefully mine will live up to looking so good.  do you have problems with the paint chipping on those shoulder joints?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 11, 2005, 09:37 PM
Good stuff Phruby - very clean paint job.  I tried painting an AT-RT Driver white but the paint kept chipping where the pouch on his belt rubs against the right leg.  I think I might have applied too much paint (layer of white spray paint, layer of acrylic white). 

What is that micron pen you're talking about?  Is it like those Sharpie marker pens?  Do you prefer that to a paint brush and acrylics or was it just because you had it handy?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 12, 2005, 09:59 AM
Pigma Micron pens by Sakura are graphic art / drafting pens you can buy at any craft store. Basically they give a nice fine line when drawing on plastic. They are fantastic for drawing eyes and filling in tight spaces. I use them mostly for touch up work. They come in six colors and varing thickness. I use a .005 thickness for eyes. They are a little expensive at a couple of dollars a piece but worth it.

(http://www.gellyroll.com/products/pens/pigmamicron/5-xsdk-n.jpg)
Here is a web link:
Micron pens (http://www.gellyroll.com/products/pens/pigmamicron/pigmamicron.html)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 12, 2005, 10:04 AM
Most art stores sell them. Micheal's and Pearl...etc.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Jeff on October 12, 2005, 10:38 AM
Pigma Micron pens by Sakura are graphic art / drafting pens you can buy at any craft store.

I use these all the time for modeling, especially doing panel lines on my Gundam model kits, they work great!

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

Wow, I really like this.  I agree that you should leave it white - I like how he looks like the box and isn't all weathered yet!  After all, that armor has to be new at least once, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 11:49 AM
Micro pens... thanks for the tip.  I'll have to get me a few.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated ATRT Driver 10/9/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 12, 2005, 07:24 PM
Since I'll never own a real Vlix, here is my bootleg version.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Vlix.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: CHEWIE on October 12, 2005, 07:36 PM
I really like that Phruby... your painting skills have really improved lately.  Beautiful work.

 Ever thought of making a modern look to him, rather than vintage?

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Gregorbian on October 12, 2005, 07:46 PM
Looking good man.  Is that from one of those bootleg kits on eBay?
The paint job is pretty crisp, it really looks factory.  :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 12, 2005, 09:44 PM
Thanks guys. That is a bootleg kit from ebay. It had only a couple of small bubbles on it. Nice casting. I thought about making a modern version. I was thinking a Rancor Keeper for the body. Maybe get Glassman to make me a modern head.  Hmmm. ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Quazar on October 12, 2005, 10:28 PM
Great job on the new figures!

The AT RT driver is great, especially considering how hard it is to make white paint look good.

I know most people seem to be into "weathered" figures, but I prefer 'em clean.  I wish the real guy looked like this instead of the camo version.

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 10:05 AM
Very nicely painted figure phurby.
I was looking at those on e-bay casue i was thinking to do the same thing...But the pruce got a lttle up there for my likeing.

Now i wish i hadnt, after seeing yours.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 13, 2005, 10:56 AM
Greg, maybe we can work out a deal so you can cast this guy. He comes apart very easily. He's a very simple design. In fact the body seems to be a modifed version of Sise Fromm from the same line.  I even have an extra unpainted head you can cast. I would just have to repaint it after your done. 
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Updated Vlix 10/12/05
Post by: Glassman6 on October 13, 2005, 11:07 AM
If he comes apart easily, i woulndt have to boil him, therefore I woulndt mess up the paint. If the paint job is as smooth as it looks i would just make the mold as is.
Definatley...lets work something out. PM me.

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 11, 2005, 12:36 AM
Here is my version of Commander Neo. Thanks to Bantha5 for the kit. I finally got around to making him.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CommanderNeo.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 11, 2005, 01:04 AM
Looks fantastic.  So it's a Bantha5 kit?  Looks like a good match.

I don't know if it's just me, but I think it coloring of the plastic material on the helmet isn't as clear white as the armor on the rest of him.  It could be just me though.  If it is and you want to change it, I think a little bit of weathering would offset it and make it look even more real.

Great work!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 11, 2005, 01:44 AM
It's Bantha5's kit. The helmet color is more a function of the flash than the paint. In person, you couldn't tell the colors apart. It's a good idea to weather him a little.

Cody is almost done too.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 11, 2005, 11:46 AM
Cool neyo, phurby... He definately needs some weathering.
Is there an insignia on his head??  He has one just off to the side of his forhead.


Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 13, 2005, 01:33 PM
Thanks Greg. There is a insignia on his head. You just can't see it at this angle.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: MetalJedi on November 13, 2005, 07:40 PM
Very cool Neyo there Paul. Love the Vlix also.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 14, 2005, 05:50 AM
i like the details, some light weathering would be cool 8)

it's a pain to armybuild with all these commanders  :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: hemble on November 14, 2005, 05:17 PM
Looks great the helmet looks fantastic and the little straps add that extra touch well done.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neo 11/10/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 04:26 PM
I'm glad you guys like him.

I've finished my Acrobat figure from the Circus of the Dammed segment of the Star Wars Holiday Special. If my wife isn't hogging the computer again, I'll post it tonight.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 10:27 PM
I've finished my Wazzan girl acrobat from the Circus of the Dammed holo-video that Chewbacca's son Lumpy watched during the Star Wars Holiday Special. I think she needs some more feathers for her head.

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/wazzan.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/wazzan_girl.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2005, 10:43 PM
Holy crap!  That is one cool, yet twisted looking custom Phruby.  Clearly a lot of work went into this.  You never cease to amaze me with some of the more difficult projects you tackle!

Are the lines on her painted on her torso?  They look so factory made, they look perfect!  How did you do that?

The head kind of has a "superhero" look to it actually.  I guess it's just the design though,  nothing that you did wrong.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 11:13 PM
Thanks Chewie! Now you know why I couldn't get her finished by Halloween. Mixing the right shade of paint too forever and finding some thread that acted like feathers in this scale wasn't easy. The lines are actually a decale I made with photoshop. I love that Testors Custom Decale System. I just wish the paper wasn't so expensive.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2005, 06:27 AM
Hi MP

Mate great work on the figure the costume looks spoton and I would've never have guessed that the lines were decals very ingenious idea well done.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 17, 2005, 09:38 AM
Thanks Ron. ;D I just found out that her name is the Great Zorbak. By the way, today is the 27th Anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special!  Happy Life Day everybody!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 17, 2005, 11:29 AM
paul,

thank you to remind us of this glorious anniversary !

i can still here carrie fischer sing  ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 17, 2005, 11:33 AM
That show goes to prove that Carrie Fisher was adopted. She did receive any of the vocal skills of her parents.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
WOW phuby, this is really an incredible custom.
You really took the time to add every bit of detail and
it paid off.

Nice idea for the decals it's perfect.

Add a little more hair an round the eyes and she would be perfect.

She does have a Spirer-woman type of thing going for her chewie.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 17, 2005, 01:20 PM
Thanks Greg. I'm going to add more 'hair'.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: darth_ripley on November 17, 2005, 01:54 PM
the color on that acrobat is amazing Phruby, an excellent match to the reference photo. i would just add some more feathers/hair as others said, other than that looks amazing to me.

the scary thing is now that i see how great your custom turned out  i want to do a Holiday Special figure :o

everyone is also forgetting the great Bea Arthur aka Maude "singing" in the cantina sequence...now that would qualify as one of the spookiest customs ever if it was made  :o
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 17, 2005, 03:17 PM
I have her planned also. You should do one Ripley. By the way, how is your chest buster red guard coming along?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: darth_ripley on November 18, 2005, 12:39 AM
Phruby i got all the sculpting done finally, i kept messing up so it took me awhile to get it right. i'll get my hubby to take WIP pics which are horribly long overdue & post tomm. nite.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2005, 09:38 AM
I can't wait. :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2005, 10:54 AM
Wow, that really turned out great!

I love the way you incorporated the real feathers - very cool "soft goods" addition!

Fantastic paint job on the torso pattern too!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: jedipurge on November 18, 2005, 01:21 PM
phruby wow, that's so right on to the reference pic.  unfortunately i have yet to ever see the x-mas special.  but that might not be such a bad thing.  great work and exceptional skill.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Wazzan Acrobat 11/16/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2005, 03:05 PM
Thanks! She was alot of fun to do.  :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 20, 2005, 04:09 PM
Here is my second version of Carnor Jax. I made one without a helmet a few months ago and sold it on eBay to see how the market would accept it. For now, I've decided not to sell figures on eBay anymore. I made this figure to replace my sold version.

This time, I made the armor shiny while the cloths are flat red. I also noticed the gloves are red but the gauntlets are black. I decided to make the entire helmet shiny because it looked weird with a flat red. This version has a soft goods cape. Enjoy!

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CarnorJax2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: jokabofe on November 20, 2005, 04:35 PM
The acrobat was really nice, as is Jax. Jax is actually on my "to-do" list, using the same red Royal Guard body. It was nice of Hasbro to actually sculpt the body under the robes. The only thing I was hesitant about was that the body looked a little too small. How does he compare with the other regular figures?

About the figure itself, I agree with your decision to make the armor a shiny finish compared with the cloth parts being a dull finish. And I plan on doing the entire helmet with the shiny finish as well.

Overall, a very nicely done figure.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 20, 2005, 04:55 PM
Thanks jokabofe. He fits in better than the POTJ senate guard in height which I thought was kind of short. It seems most of the ROTS figures are exactly the same height. (except the wookiees of couse)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Jawa on November 20, 2005, 09:05 PM
I would suggest using different legs, as Carnor Jax neither has leg armor or a gun holster in the comics.

Also, maybe try either cutting the cape differently or making it out of a less stiff fabric, as capes don't realistically hang like that.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 20, 2005, 09:07 PM
Well, I'm not going to suggest any changes to it, I think I'll compliment it instead!

Really this looks sharp Phruby.  I don't know if it's 100% accurate compared to what a comic book version is supposed to look like, but it looks fantastic to me.  I really like the contrast of the flat red to the shiny black, and the silk cape is great.

Well done!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 20, 2005, 09:52 PM
Thanks Chewie. I think he came out better than my last version.  8)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: MetalJedi on November 21, 2005, 01:42 AM
Im diggin Carnor alot Paul. It looks really good with the shiny helmet. Are you going to make a staff to go with him?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 21, 2005, 01:58 AM
I would suggest using different legs, as Carnor Jax neither has leg armor or a gun holster in the comics.

Also, maybe try either cutting the cape differently or making it out of a less stiff fabric, as capes don't realistically hang like that.

Yeah, in addition, Phruby, you might want to make his armor out of metal, because it wasn't plastic in the comics. Oh, and you might want to make your custom about six foot, because Jax was supposed to be taller than 3.75 inches.

 :P

-DD
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: blaster_e11 on November 21, 2005, 03:40 AM
 ;D ;D

i like the idea of a life size carnor jax ! ;)

very nice custom paul, the ROTS guard is just begging to be customized

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 21, 2005, 09:55 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

You guys crack me up! I am planning on the staff. It just wasn't ready yet.

It is nice how someone would register just to bash little old me. It must be M!.T@&&$r.  ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 21, 2005, 10:01 AM
Yeah, who is this Jawa character?  Do we have a hyper-critical troll on our hands?  Please show us your work Jawa, and how you would have made this figure to the standards you set!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: In Rem on November 21, 2005, 10:23 AM
I don't see the value of coming on and saying "fix this and that" without acknowledging the hard work of the customizer in the first place.

I for one appeciate constructive criticism (things like "if I could improve one thing it would be" or even "you might consider stripping and repainting part X as the paint looks a little lumpy there"). But I also appreciate creative license, and if CJ has a holster in Phruby's universe, that's cool. If you don't like it with the holster, make your own sans holster and show it to us.

That's what I think these boards should be about. :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 21, 2005, 10:27 AM
Exactly. I see the holster as adding playability. As for the leg armor I see it as artistic license. That leg armor just looks cool and much better than the pictures in the comic book. I think its enhansing the figure.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Glassman6 on November 21, 2005, 11:02 AM
I think he looks great phurby.
There arent many customizers who dont take artictic license.
There arent many exact customs out there, but reguratdles, this is a nicley done figure weither
Its accurate or not.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 22, 2005, 10:30 PM
Crap man tight ness that is awsome looks like carnor jax could kick even yodas behind tha armor is incredible its awsome how real it looks and how u have the contrast between the fabric adn armor just amazing agin MP
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 23, 2005, 01:09 PM
It's great how flat and gloss work together. ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Carnor Jax 11/20/05
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 23, 2005, 06:34 PM
yeah it is i never would have thought of thta i hate using gloss and if i have to i dull coat it but u pulled it off
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neyo 11/25/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 25, 2005, 08:19 PM
Since my computer now works, I've updated Commander Neyo to be more accurate than before. His helmet got reworked and I moved his logo more to the front. I fixed his belt so it goes in the right direction and made the palton smaller. Finally, I weathered the whole thing as suggested in the Cody thread. I think he makes for a much more dynamic figure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CommanderNeyo.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neyo 11/25/05
Post by: hemble on November 26, 2005, 02:01 AM
Hi mate

he looks great very well weathered and battle hardened well done.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neyo 11/25/05
Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2005, 12:23 PM
Much better.  He seemed to be missing something before, but not anymore!  The weathering really adds a strong sense of realism.  Very well done Phruby.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Commander Neyo 11/25/05
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 26, 2005, 06:08 PM
Thanks guys. He does work alot better this way. Thanks for the suggestions and details I missed last time. Check out how Cody turned out. I really like the weathing on these two figures.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Kir Kanos (11/30/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 30, 2005, 01:41 PM
I've finished my third version of Kir Kanos.

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

Here is a nice little VS. picture.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/KirvsCarnor.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Kir Kanos (11/30/05)
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2005, 08:08 PM
Yet another wonderful custom M_P well done mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Kir Kanos (11/30/05)
Post by: In Rem on December 1, 2005, 10:34 AM
OK, you've convinced me. I *have* to go hunt down some red guards...

The inclusion of the Boba forearm on Kir Kanos is a nice touch. I assume it's supposed to be green since you painted the hand red?

Really nice, clean work here Phruby. I wish I knew more about these comics... :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Kir Kanos (11/30/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 1, 2005, 12:29 PM
Exactly, it was a green 300th boba fett hand. I was hoping it wasn't too big. It seemed to work ok.  I didn't paint the gaunlet silver like in the comics. I though it looked fine the way it was.

Now since I made my version of these guys, Hasbro is going to copy me once again and make their own version. How many want to guess it will look exactly like mine. Its just going to be a repaint of the rots royal guard. Well, at least we'll get a better staff.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 7, 2005, 08:37 PM
I've finished my Count Dooku done in the vintage style. All the parts are vintage except the cape. The head is repainted obiwan. The arms and legs are jedi luke and the torso is death star commander.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CountDooku.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: In Rem on December 7, 2005, 08:45 PM
SWEET, Phruby. That looks very much like it would have come off a vintage card. It appears you have added some detail to the belt? He really does appear to be wearing a tunic insofaras a vintage sculpt would show one.

I wish I had a suggestion to improve him... maybe slap him on a card?  ;)

Great job!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 7, 2005, 08:50 PM
Thanks In Rem. The belt is really the only part I'm not happy with. I think it makes him look fat. But it's mostly there to keep him together since I had to split the torso with a rotary tool.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on December 7, 2005, 09:07 PM
hmmm maybe you should try a plastic/vinyl cape on that count dooku give it a more vintage look, the figure itself is great though!  8)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 7, 2005, 09:29 PM
Your right. I thought about taking the obiwan vinyl cape. I'll have to try that.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 7, 2005, 09:37 PM
How's this?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/dooku2.jpg)

I think I like the cloth cape better.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: In Rem on December 7, 2005, 09:46 PM
Cloth. The vinyl ties his head back into the old Obi too much. The cloth cape left no doubt that the fig was Dooku.

And I sort of envision Kenner as giving Dooku special treatment anyway; like they did Jedi Luke. :P

This is a really cool concept and a very nice mix of parts, Phruby. As to the belt making him look fat... it's not like he had the physique of an Olympian God, so I think a little girth works here.

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on December 7, 2005, 10:15 PM
How's this?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/dooku2.jpg)

I think I like the cloth cape better.

Ya i like the cloth cape better too, the vinyl looks too much like a robe as opposed to a cape.  :-X
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: MetalJedi on December 7, 2005, 10:45 PM
The Vintage Dooku looks awesome Paul! I agree with leaving the cloth cape on.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: darth_ripley on December 7, 2005, 11:54 PM
how about the Luke Jedi ROTJ cloth cape Phruby? its about the right color too, a dark brownish color similar to a Dooku color but still vintage  :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2005, 12:42 AM
That would work except I think I would have to cut the hood. I'm glad you guys like it. I was a little afraid it wasn't going to look very good especially after I cracked the torso. I had to hide the damage with a little sculpty.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Ryan on December 8, 2005, 12:51 AM
How did I miss that Kanos? ???

Kanos- Version 3 is my favorite yet. I really like how you managed to get the armor gloosy but the body suit still has a matte finish. I don't have any suggestions for the figure itself but I think that the weapon could be extended a little bit, it seems to be a tad short.

Dooku- Very nicely done! I think the belt look ok, it maybe is a tad to wide (from the crotch to the chest) but it really isn't that noticeable. I was going to suggest that you try an vinal cape when I read this earlier but now that you've shown a picture of him with it, I too say stay with cloth. I like Ripley's suggestion of the vintage Luke cape, but the more I look at the modern Dooku cape, the more it grows on me. I think it would be cool if you made him a saber, vintage style of course. :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2005, 01:01 AM
Maybe I can get Glassman to make me one for Christmas. ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2005, 02:06 AM
Dooku!  A character that in my opinion is a great link to the OT in the manner of the character and the actor they chose, and an excellent idea for a vintage styled figure.  Damn good idea and perfectly executed.  And I say go with the cloth cape - it's a perfect match I think.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Glassman6 on December 8, 2005, 10:10 AM
Man, I'm mad that i missed this yesterday Phruby!!

Great dooku.  I have to agree that the vintage cape is less convincing than the cloth, and i'm not a soft good person...

I think a darker cape would be better.
Maybe that's why the vinyl one doenst work. The color is too obi wan.
Go get a binder from walmart/staples/office depot and cut the vinyl off of that. I'm sure a dark one would do the trick.


P.S.  i'll try to make the saber mold this weekend...  HO HO HO!

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2005, 11:46 AM
Really?! COOL! Thanks Santa Greg! :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Count Dooku (12/7/05)
Post by: hemble on December 9, 2005, 03:22 AM
That is one great vintage looking Dooku M_P the cape aroungd the shoulders makes it that much mor older looking but in a 70's sought of way.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 9, 2005, 06:33 PM
This is a custom I've been wanting to do for a very long time. When I say Jango Fett had a flame thrower on his gauntlet, it reminded me of the vintage Boba Fett cardback. I've tried to make it as close as possible to the original cardback.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BobaFett1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BobaFett2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: MetalJedi on December 9, 2005, 09:11 PM
Looks pretty good to me. Can't argue with Fett customs.  ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: darth_ripley on December 9, 2005, 10:25 PM
Phruby, what a great idea on that Fett! the paint job & fireball really fit in great, nice silver "battle damage" too.  very well done & executed.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 10, 2005, 01:39 AM
Hot damn, that's a custom that really stands out.  All your work is always impressive, but this Fett is outstanding.  Great idea using the flamethrower for him, and really well done.  I like how his jumpsuit is a darker shade - I might do a light drybrush with a light gray, just to make the details stand out a bit more on the sculpt.  Great work Phruby!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 10, 2005, 11:31 AM
Good idea Chewie. I'll try that. Thanks guys. He was fun to do.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: In Rem on December 10, 2005, 11:44 AM
Master_Phruby -
Really nice work. I like that darker jumpsuit a lot. This has always been my favorite rendering of Fett (the graphic on the card), so to see a modern fig painted to those specs is great for me. Frankly, it's an idea I wish I'd had :)


Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 10, 2005, 07:48 PM
Thanks In Rem. He's a pretty easily figure to do. Now I got to work on my Tonnikas. ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: magillafett on December 10, 2005, 09:10 PM
Wow, I really love that vintage Dooku! The vinyl cape doesn't look quite right, but I think it's good either way.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: blaster_e11 on December 12, 2005, 04:27 AM
at last, i see some use for the crappy arena jango fig

it's awesome paul !

the dooku fig is nice but i concur with the others a vynil cape would be nicer
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Glassman6 on December 12, 2005, 02:11 PM
Thats a very nice looking boba, phruby!
Love the paint job. You gonna attach him to that card??

By the way that saber is in the maill as of this afternoon, you should get it by the weekend.


Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 12, 2005, 03:16 PM
Very cool. Thanks Greg.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 13, 2005, 11:57 AM
I just check out all your customs here Paul. Great work! I think my favorate is the one of your son. You gonna update it with the Zett Body?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Boba Fett (12/9/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 13, 2005, 05:25 PM
Thanks Darth Anton. I may update him in a few years. I need to make one for my daughter though.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 15, 2005, 07:59 PM
Here is a small update on my vintage Count Dooku. Glassman made me a vintage red lightsaber for him. Thanks Greg!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CDooku.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2005, 08:59 PM
He looks super-vinty with that saber.  Really cool!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Phalanxx on December 15, 2005, 09:25 PM
That saber really ties the whole vintage theme for dooku together.  It looks great.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Glassman6 on December 16, 2005, 11:19 AM
No problem Paul,  I tried to even curve the hilt, but the soft plastic kept returning to its original shape. Dont know if it still had any curve left by the time you got it.

I'm trying to collect one of every vintage weapon so i can make them as needed in the future.


Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 16, 2005, 11:31 AM
Curved? That thing was a straight as an arrow. Oh well, it very cool to have. Thanks Greg!

Which vintage weapons do you need to make molds out of? I think I have all of the vintage weapons.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Glassman6 on December 18, 2005, 07:30 PM
Doh!!! I just bought a bunch of vintage weapons from flee bay!!! :(

Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Dooku lightsaber (12/15/05)
Post by: Gregorbian on December 25, 2005, 06:34 PM
Hey Phruby, I commented on these at TheJawa.com but I was surprised by how great Dooku looks once he gets that vinty lightsaber! 
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 26, 2005, 09:04 PM
Here is my version of Anthony Daniels in the C-3PO costume. He's holding the front half of his 3PO mask. The back half is on his head. I had to drill out the back half of 3PO's head to make it fit behind the Daniels head.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Daniels.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Gregorbian on December 26, 2005, 09:22 PM
I posted on theJawa, but I'll say it again, this turned out great!  You should make him with shoes instead of 3PO feet (I think I saw a pic of that when they were filming ANH)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 26, 2005, 09:29 PM
Here is my version of Anthony Daniels in the C-3PO costume. He's holding the front half of his 3PO mask. The back half is on his head. I had to drill out the back half of 3PO's head to make it fit behind the Daniels head.

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

Hot Damn!  You really outdid yourself on this one Phruby.  Is that a Faytonni head?  It looks more like Anthony Daniels than the Hasbro Faytonni.  Wow... simply awesome.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 26, 2005, 09:49 PM
That is a Faytonni head with addition sculpting to make the hood. I believe Glassman made me this head last year for a group project.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 27, 2005, 07:51 PM
Here are some side views.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Daniels2.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Daniels3.jpg)

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Glassman6 on December 27, 2005, 10:03 PM
That looks great phruby!  I did my version witht eh dirty 3P0, but i really like the shinyness of yours.

You should cut that head in half, and glue it to the back part of the c3p0 head and then the mask will fit on.

Really nice otherwise.

Did you split the ROTS 3p0 head in half for this?  Or is it a different mask.?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Anthony Daniels (12/26/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 28, 2005, 09:49 AM
Thanks Greg. I think that would improve it. I did split the rots 3po head and then drilled out the back. I couldn't get it to fit better. Cutting the back of the daniels head should help.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Captain Moroni (12/28/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 30, 2005, 09:51 AM
Just updating my customs thread with the rebel I made for the customizing challange.

He is done with old school episode I parts. He is made from a quigon head, Ki-adi-mundi arms and naboo royal security body and legs.

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

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Captain Moroni (12/28/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 10:45 AM
Commented more in the Challenge Thread - great work here Phruby.  He really has a unique Rebel feel to him.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 31, 2005, 09:29 PM
While you are all out partying and getting dunk, I've finished my last custom for the year. This is Leia Solo based loosely on a Dark Horse Empire comic cover. Happy New Year everyone! ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/LeiaSolo.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Nirvana on December 31, 2005, 09:44 PM
Heh. No drinks for me, on account of my being underage, but I got my Mountain Dew.  ;)

I never saw the cover of that comic you mentinoed, but it looks like a pretty cool custom. Good job.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 1, 2006, 12:47 AM
How's this for dedication? Here I am at a New Years get together, and I'm on the bedroom PC, taking a quick peek at the forum!

I really like this one, Phruby. It's a good use of parts, especially the Naboo Pilot Padme arms. The paintjob came out really cool as well; I'm adding this to my "to do" list.

Oh well, back to New Years revelry.


-DD
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 02:59 AM
I'm just finishing up my New Yea'rs get together and had to jump online too - looks good Phruby - when I'm more coherent I'll comment with some more detail.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 1, 2006, 03:46 PM
I can't wait that long Chewie. :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 04:47 PM
Ok, I'm alive and well now.   8)

Looks pretty good Phruby.  Got a pic of the cover?  Might be cool to compare it to that reference picture.

It might just be me, but the blue looks a bit shiny.  Not that it takes away from the figure though.  What I'd try is a bit of a blue-black drybrush on that part.

I like the use of parts too - it makes her look like an entirely new figure.  Good choice of the arms too.  Is she wearing a vest?

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 1, 2006, 07:09 PM
Thanks guys for the comments. She does shine a little because she was finished pretty late at night. I havn't applied the dull cote to the figure. The outfit she is wearing is actually purple. It just didn't photograph very well. I'll have to take another picture after a few layers of dull cote is applied.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 1, 2006, 08:20 PM
CHEWIE u must be color blind :( i see it as purple as phruby suggested or maybe phruby and i are color blind :-X but anyway good job phruby u did a good job in taking an old sculpt and making it great
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 1, 2006, 11:43 PM
Phruby,

Awsome Update.

That Anthony Daniels In C-3PO Costume is Amazing. Is Glassman Still Making Cast of this Head?

I love how the Jacket came out on your Leia. But  I think their are Better Head Sculpts out now that you could have used. Can you post the Recipe please?

Great Stuff, Keep it Commin!

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 2, 2006, 05:13 AM
very nice phurby! i'd also like to see a recipe. all i can tell is the padme pilot arms and leia endor head.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Gregorbian on January 2, 2006, 12:01 PM
Great job Phruby!  I commented more over at theJawa.com, but do you have a comparo pic to another Leia figure (like the new Boushh)?  This Leia looks to be a proper scale judging by the size of the weapons, but it's hard to tell.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (12/31/05)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 2, 2006, 03:11 PM
Thanks guys. I made her in order to get rid of some left over body parts. She is made up of potf2 Ewok Leia head, potf2 hoth leia body, saga Padme pilot arms and potj death star escape han solo jacket. She is to scale as far as the hoth leia body is. I just added the yellow strip on the side of her legs. I didn't use masking tape on the yellow strip because of the wrinkles in the pant legs. Her outfit is purple but the flash seems to make it look more bluish. She is based on the below reference picture. Refreash your browser to see the changes.

I didn't have a Leia head that had pony tail so I went with the straight hair instead. I also couldn't find my ribbon from my gi joe jinks. If I had those two things it would have been a lot closer to the reference. The point of the project however was not to buy new parts but use what I have on hand. I will be doing a lot more figures done in the "Chewie-style" of mixing and matching body parts just to reduce fodder. I have three huge bags of body parts to get rid of this year.   :o

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/LeiaSolo.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/dhswempire30.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (1/2/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 03:55 PM
I see it is a purple coloring to it, I just consider it to be kind of blue too.  Thanks for the reference pic Phruby, I might try this figure later too.  Do you know who that other chick is with the eye tatoos?

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (1/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2006, 12:40 AM
I have no idea. I don't even have the comic book. It just looked like an interesting custom figure.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (1/2/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on January 3, 2006, 01:18 PM
I've never seen that comic either.
That does look like a cool figure to make.

I've been wanting to da a NJO leia... Maybe i might steal your idea paul.

Nice use of parts here, I would scalp her and sculpt the ponytail.

Cool stuff Phruby.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (1/2/06)
Post by: darth_ripley on January 3, 2006, 02:53 PM
great use of parts Phruby, never seen that Leia before.

did you paint the Corellian blood stripes on the sides of her pants? just curious, b/c i think that's a cool touch on the comic cover.

the only thing i would add would be a holster on her leg. the color of her jumpsuit looks great, the paint apps is my favorite thing about this figure along with the legs you swapped on.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Leia Solo (1/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2006, 03:06 PM
thanks Rip. I updated my picture with the additional yellow stripes. I named the file the same so your browser might not see the difference. Pressing the refreash button should show the new picture. A holster would be a good addition. I added the band that holds the holster but wasn't sure how to graft in the holster itself.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 11:01 AM
I don't know if posting this is against the rules or not but I'll give it a try. This is my first GI Joe custom. This is of course, Cobra Commander in this battle armor. I gave him a new color scheme that reminds me of Jango Fett. I guess from a certain point of view its star wars related. Kind of. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CobraCommander.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2006, 03:26 PM
I like it a lot Phruby, quite a bit more than the original design, the hooded head on the armor is a pretty realistic idea.  Looks great.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on January 6, 2006, 04:17 PM
Pretty Cool phurby! I like that metallic blue color a lot  :o
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Jeff on January 6, 2006, 05:27 PM
I don't know if posting this is against the rules or not but I'll give it a try.

This is a forum for showcasing your customizing skills... if you stray from Star Wars once in a while, no one will care.   ;)

I like the paint scheme, but he needs a good staff or shiv or something to finish him off... maybe a helmet to go with it (just for him to hold, not necessarily to wear).


ps.
this has nothing to do with anything CC, but I thought I'd let you know since you asked CHEWIE about his Gonk...

I need to make a gonk droid. I've got like six of this puppies laying around. I like the stuff on top of him. How to you make his legs stay together? Mine won't stand straight like that.

On my Gonk droids, I use those little clear plastic rubber bands on the legs; you know, the rubber bands that Hasbro uses to keep weapons in figures hands. 

The rubber band is clear and it blends into the gonk's leg so you can't see it there.  Presto!  A Gonk droid whose legs are together and stands nicely on your shelf...  ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 6, 2006, 05:50 PM
As an old Joe head from waaaay back Ive got to say I really like this one. Its kinda like CC kicking back without his helmet. The color scheme works great. Ive been thinking about digging up my old joe customs and posting them on commando customs. I would have posted them here but I thought they were against the rules as well. Good job.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2006, 10:53 PM
Don't worry Jeff, this will be the only non star wars custom I'm posting here. Future joes will be over at commando customs where they belong.

I'm glad you guys like him. I didn't intent him to have jango fett colors. It just worked out that way.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Gregorbian on January 7, 2006, 12:34 AM
I like the Jango colors, nice job.  What did you do on this figure?  It looks great but I'm not too familiar with GI Joe (I usually just buy some Cobra troops and random GI Joe custom fodder). 
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Cobra Commander (1/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2006, 11:30 PM
It's basically just a head swap with a new paint job. I used the original battle armor head on my jedi commander a few years ago. This is just a way to reduce my part supplies.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whistler (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 10:06 PM
After reading I, Jedi I decided to finally make characters from the book and their appearences in NJO. Here are the first two. Corran Horn (jedi) and his droid Whistler. I plan on making Booster Terrik, Corran Horn's wife Mirax Terrik and Leonia Tavira. If you don't know who these folks are, you need to broaden your reading library. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CorranHorn1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/CorranHorn2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Ryan on January 20, 2006, 10:23 PM
Always nice to see another rendition of my all-time favorite EU character. :)

I like Ki-Adi's body but I'm not really a big fan of the Han head. I think a Rykrof Endor Rebel head would work better. I believe that Corran bleaches his hair blond during I, Jedi. But it has been quite awhile since I've read that book. Whistler looks pretty good, did you use any particular reference for him, or is that just how you imagined him?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 10:53 PM
Thanks Ryan. He is actually the Corran Horn from the NJO where his hair is back to redish-brown. Whistler is taken from the I, Jedi cover. It's actually very close to Dan Curto's version from years ago.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Ryan on January 20, 2006, 11:05 PM
Thanks Ryan. He is actually the Corran Horn from the NJO where his hair is back to redish-brown. Whistler is taken from the I, Jedi cover. It's actually very close to Dan Curto's version from years ago.

Whoops, I should have read a little closer. :P I still think the Rykrof head might look better that the had head though.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2006, 11:48 PM
It would but I didn't have one. :)

Besides, there is no such thing as an Rykrof head. It's just an Endor trooper head. I'm not going to buy one just for the head when I've got six bags full of parts that need to be customized.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on January 21, 2006, 01:11 PM
Well paul, i know what you mean. I got tons of parts...tons, that i need to try and incorperate into customs.
The problem is that i make/sculpt them now rather than use the tons of fodder i got.
That aside, Great Corran and Whistler.
I did the same thing when i read I jedi. I went for thr Guide to characters version also rather than the Ijedi cover version. 

Great work, and good match of  tunic and R2 unit. Now thats fashion accesorizing at its best!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: darth_ripley on January 21, 2006, 02:41 PM
i like the Han head for Corran, looks good to me & you really can't tell its a Han head till you look at it closely. the colors look good and i like the Ki-Adi body too. On Whistler, the lines on the dome are a little crooked/off looking, but that's just a nitpick...painting straight lines is a pain without taping off and using an airbrush.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 21, 2006, 02:48 PM
Thanks guys. I modeled Horn after the one Craig Mullan and Glassman did. Whistler was based on a Dan Curto version.

Ya, the lines were painful. The way I did it was to make a custom decale. Then I wrapped a 5 inch and 4 inch decale around the head. The problem is working with something that long and thin is very hard to control. I probably should have cut it in smaller pieces and placed them.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Famine on January 21, 2006, 08:38 PM
Besides, there is no such thing as an Rykrof head.

You take that back, right now Mister!

Kevin
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 23, 2006, 02:38 PM
That's a good use of the old Ki Adi Mundi body Phruby.  The best I think though is his droid.

I might eventually try and make this figure too, but if I do I will probably use the ROTS Ki Adi Mundi body, and a Rykrof head.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 23, 2006, 03:23 PM
Ya know, if you carded that Rykrof figure, you could probably sell it as an actual Hasbro toy since SOME of us believe there really is such a character.  8)

It would make a great April fools day joke if it posted as an real figure on JD's home page. RS would probably fall for it since they steel articles from everywhere.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 23, 2006, 03:49 PM
I've thought about making something and asking Glassman how much he would charge to card it for me... might be a fun little project.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on January 24, 2006, 01:28 PM
It'sd be easier if you just sen me pics and i sent you back the card. That way we dont risk the figrue getting damaged.
But i'd do it eitehr way...
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 24, 2006, 05:41 PM
Really?  I'll PM you about it Glassman.  Thanks!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Nirvana on January 24, 2006, 05:48 PM
Hah! That would be really neat to see! What outfit would he be in? Regular clone armor or something special? I say go for it.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Gregorbian on January 27, 2006, 02:02 PM
Cool Corran Horn and Whistler.  I never read that particular SW book, so I'm only vaguely familiar with the characters. 
I really like the paint apps on the droid - I love astromech repaints (they were my first SW customs) and it's always cool to see very unique designs such as Whistler.  It looks like you matched the paint color pretty well.

I don't particularly like the Ki-Adi body, now that we have so many good ROTS jedi bodies, but I can definitely understand wanting to clear out some older custom fodder  ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2006, 10:06 PM
Great work on doing Whistler and Corran they both turned out great.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Update Corran Horn & Whister (1/20/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 1, 2006, 10:09 AM
Thanks Grego and Ron. I'm glad you like them.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Thread catchup (3/7/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 7, 2006, 12:34 PM
I just realized I havn't updated this thread in a while. Here is a quick update.

GI Joe Sci-fi
(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/scifi.jpg)

Microlady Slave girl Leia
(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/slaveleia5.jpg)

Snowbunny Padme
(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/snowbunnypadme.jpg)

Rykrof Enloe
(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rykrofenloe.jpg)

Ragu
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Ragu1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Ragu2.jpg)

Shadow Stormtrooper
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ShadowStormtrooper.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Thread catchup (3/7/06)
Post by: Lestat on March 10, 2006, 05:24 PM
Wow, awesome stuff. How did you attach the head on your slave leia?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Thread catchup (3/7/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 11, 2006, 12:23 AM
Thanks. The microlady neck post is just a ball and a stick. I cut off the stick and glued the ball to the buttom of the Leia head. The ball then goes back in its slot on the upper part of the body. I hide the connection with the chain.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Thread catchup (3/7/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on March 11, 2006, 07:45 PM
Good to see all these together at once again Phruby.  I love the Leia and the Padme and of course Rykrof.  I think the best work is the Padme out of those.

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 6, 2006, 10:11 PM
Here is my latest Microlady. Ms. Aurra Sing. This one uses a white microlady with a medium chest size. The head, hands, holsters and guns are from the original potj Aurra Sing. The vest is a cut down vest from DS Han Solo. Enjoy!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing3.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing4.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/sing6.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on April 6, 2006, 10:35 PM
pretty snazzy. I like this one because the joints dont stand out as much for me as the other microman customs that have been done.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: BrentS on April 6, 2006, 11:15 PM
Now thats a great microlady.  I think she's my favorite yet.  I think it helps that you aren't trying to show too much skin with all those joints.   My only complaint is that the arms look a little bit too long but that could just be the perspective of the picture.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Commander_Miseria on April 7, 2006, 01:30 AM
I noticed that as well, but i dont think its the arms, i just think its that the head is a bit small so it makes it look out of proportion
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: aeseven7 on April 7, 2006, 06:53 AM
I tell ya, after everyone 'microman' custom I see finished, makes me want to make my own!

I think this is probably my fav microman custom. (altho i'm still eager to see your RC when its finished-hope i havent missed it!)

Aurra's arms always seemed to be long with Hasbro's figures as well so I think the way you have it now is perfect.  I agree though, the joints are 'hidden' very well and my eyes aren't drawn to them as much at all with this figure.

I would LOVE to see her metal antenna added somehow though. . .i know its not always visually pleasing to look at but it seems like such an important part of her that it's the only thing i can suggest that would make this impressive custom even better, lol.  Altho finding a way to actually DO it is a whole 'nother matter!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 09:36 AM
Thanks everybody. The arms are as long as any other microlady. There are no changes there. They are portional as any other figure posted here. However, the fingers might be adding to the illusion of length. You got to remember that Aurra Sing has very long fingers. She isn't human. That is why I used the potj Sing hands instead of the traditional microlady ones for accuracy.

I do need to add the antenna. One of our cats needs to donate a whisker. Here kitty, kitty, kitty.... ;D

Oh, MM Scorch is still on the way. His armor is still being casted.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2006, 10:36 AM
Phruby, what a cool figure you have here.  All of your microman customs are very nice, but this is my favorite.  You've made a decent figure into something special.

I would suggest one thing - maybe lowering her head a bit on that neck peg?  Other than that, I'm baffled at how you made this look so real!  Very good work Phruby!  One of the best customs I've seen in a while.   :)

 :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on April 7, 2006, 10:48 AM
Very nice phurby. Another great figure. 
You and these micoman figures were made for each other.
DO you have them posed all wild and crazy on your shelf?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 03:41 PM
DO you have them posed all wild and crazy on your shelf?

Thanks bros. I wish I did have them in wild and crazy positions on my shelf. Unfortunately, we are in the process of turning my office into my son's new bedroom. All of the star wars stuff except maybe the customs are going into storage while construction happens on the house. Maybe I'll get to see them again in a couple of years. :'(
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: hyouriittai on April 7, 2006, 03:49 PM
Holy crap, Phruby! Just yesterday, I was perusing tihs toystore's POTJ and Saga collection, and I kept running into Aura Sing, saying to myself how much I hated that figure. But THIS is just awesome. I think it really matches her stature n the movie, and your paint job apps give her a less cartoony feel. The use of micro(wo)man parts is excellent!

I'm not too familiar with the Microman stuff, though. Do they just come as already-designed characters, or do they sell "blanks" for customizing and such?

Great work!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 04:32 PM
They do come in blanks and a rainbow of colors. The women come in different chest sizes too. Check ebay under microman to see what I mean. Zira28 is the best seller of these things. They come from Japan in about three days.

(http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/b3/15/a5_1.JPG)
(http://i11.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/be/6f/ab_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Ruprecht on April 7, 2006, 05:15 PM
Well done Paul, well done.  Not one of my favorite characters, but you nailed it.  You have a knack for painting and accessorizing those microman/lady bodies in a way that helps deemphasize the joints, and I think this one is your best effort yet.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: darth_ripley on April 8, 2006, 12:45 AM
Phurby, this has to be the best microman/lady custom i have seen. it is by far my favorite that you have done. Aurra really lends herself to this platform and the paint apps are superb. the only nitpick i can "pick" is the head is a little high (neck a tiny bit long) otherwise its excellent.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 8, 2006, 12:36 PM
Thanks Ruprecht  and Ripley. She was fun to do.

Here are some ideas for some future microlady customs.

white microlady for a snowbunny Padme.
green microlady for Oola
flesh microlady for white dress princess leia
green and blue microladys for Tonika sisters.
black microman for stormtrooper, clones, darth vader
flesh microman for han solo, luke skywalker
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: BrentS on April 8, 2006, 01:32 PM

black microman for darth vader
 

I vote for this one.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Darth_Ennis on April 8, 2006, 04:39 PM
Excellent work as always Phruby she looks great. I too want to see that Scorch. That thing is going to rock. Still though if theres a vote going on Im still for the Snowbunny Padme. That one should be easy. ;D But the Vader intrigues me I want to see that one too.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Aurra Sing (4/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 8, 2006, 11:21 PM
Black microman vader would kick ass. He'll have to wait until May. I've got scorch, twins, female imperials and a gladiator to do.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 26, 2006, 12:41 AM
During our JediDefender meet and greets, I've gotten to meet and get to know Jon (Darth Slothus). He's a great guy and very cool. While thinking about his user name, it came to me that he needs a custom star wars figure to represent himself on these boards. So with some suggestions from him and his son, I've created this custom Sith Lord to act as his forum avatar and a decoration for his truck. I hope he likes it. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarthSlothus.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 26, 2006, 01:33 AM
Love it!! You the man as usual Paul! Meanest Sloth I ever Saw!

The DS
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2006, 03:02 AM
Man great work I'm sure he'll love it and the paint apps on the fur are awesome well done indeed.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: tykrazen on April 26, 2006, 09:14 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarthSlothus.jpg)

When I look at this custom, I realize that your world frightens and confuses me :-P.  Great execution Phruby.  The paint work is excellent.  looking at the custom makes me think of a bad tounge twister...

a Sith Sloth Singing Softly in the Summer

(try saying that 5 times fast!)

Great work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on April 26, 2006, 10:56 AM
He looks great Phruby. Only thing, Most sith have something mechanically enhanced or replaced.
Give him some metal... Claw? Tail? Paw?  Just a touch of silver somewhere.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 26, 2006, 04:23 PM
It's a toy. You don't have to be an ass, I know what you're trying to say..it's uncalled for and you didn't need to post it. :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2006, 04:56 PM
I know I've seen this toy before and might even have it... when I was working on the Dathomir parts of the Rykrof Enloe series I bought all kinds of little creatures for it.

This is a cool/different kind of custom.  Well done Phruby.  The texture on the fur looks awesome.  I'm sure Slothus has to be happy.
 :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 26, 2006, 05:14 PM
I am. I think he based it on a 'Meghatherium' creature 8)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2006, 05:44 PM
It was uncalled for...  So let's keep the insults off the boards.  This stuff isn't gonna fly, so let it go.

The custom's looking good Paul...  One of the more unique customs in a while actually.  Creative and different.

Edit: What the hell is the base though?  I've looked high and low for good "animal" bases for customs seems to be difficult if not impossible for me.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 27, 2006, 09:38 AM
As Darth Slothus say, the base is a Meghatherium figure you can buy at most Natural History Museums or Zoos. Its about 4" tall and no joints. I thought that figure would make a better Sith lord than this one:

(http://i23.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/ee/45/e3_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Phalanxx on April 27, 2006, 11:57 AM
Darth Slothus looks great MP.  The paint apps are top notch.  I wouldn't want to run into him in a dark alley.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2006, 06:04 AM
Drath Slothus looks great M_P the reapint on the fur really brings it to life well done.

Ron
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: BrentS on April 28, 2006, 08:16 AM
Darth Slothus is looking good.  The paint updates are sweet.  My kids have a bunch of those animal figures.  I wonder...............
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 28, 2006, 09:44 AM
Do it Brent. You know you want to.

Thanks everybody for the great comments. I bet this sloth could hold his own against the Gladiators we are making this month.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 30, 2006, 05:05 AM
Wow. Kind of weird, kind of out there...but neat.

I'm not familiar with the base figure, Phruby...did you do the paint apps on the fur, or did it come that way? If you did the fur, great job...it's really well detailed and realistic. I also like the custom weapon. This is a wacky but fun custom, you must have had a good time with this one.

-DD
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2006, 11:15 PM
The base is just one of those toy animals that you buy at a museum or zoo. I'm glad you like it DD.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Ryan on May 5, 2006, 09:10 PM
That's pretty funny Paul. Did you repaint the base figure other than the blood? The highlights look pretty good. I like the red piping on the cape too.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Slothus (4/25/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 7, 2006, 05:29 PM
Just the eyes and claws are repainted on the base figure. 8)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 2, 2006, 08:36 PM
Here are my latest two figures designed for June's monthly customizing challange. This is Captain Lurch and a unnamed slave trader. I'll make a slave for her to trade soon.

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

Oh and to catch up, here is Ysanne Isard from GP12.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/grpproj12/YsanneIsard.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Jeff on June 2, 2006, 11:45 PM
Man, it looks like Lunch got the bad end of a nasty fight.   :P

Slave Trader Baroness - very nice.  The vinty Leia arms do give it that "Space Pirate" flair you mentioned!  :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 3, 2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks Jeff. I needed something to go with the flared pirate boots she is wearing. She's buckled many swashes before.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: roron corobb on June 3, 2006, 01:56 AM
Like the look of your slave trader. What parts did you use for her?
roron corobb
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 3, 2006, 11:30 AM
Baroness head. Elizabeth Swan body. Vintage leia arms.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: CloneCommander1 on June 3, 2006, 05:27 PM
Both look very nice :). I espically like how that artificial leg looks on Captain Lurch.  The slave trader parts come together very well, nice job on that one.  I can't wait to see the slave you make.

 :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2006, 07:36 PM
My God, that was quick Phruby.  Cool update though, is the Imperial a Chiss?

 :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 4, 2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks guys. Yes, the imperial is a Chiss. I always wanted to make a series of blue skin aliens. I think I need to do some fixes no his leg. Maybe give him somekind of harness when the artifical leg meets the real one. Right now, the pant leg doesn't look right to me. Too cutoff shorts like.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2006, 11:06 AM
You know what you could do, is wrap some black or copper colored string around the top of the artificial leg.

 :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 4, 2006, 11:39 PM
Good idea.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on June 5, 2006, 10:02 AM
Phruby, nice work here. I really like the lower body on that elizibeth swan figure.
Now i'm kicking myself for not getting her when i had the chance.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2006, 03:09 PM
Yah, she is getting alot harder to find now. It took me a while to find one for Findswoman.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: BrentS on June 5, 2006, 04:53 PM
I've only seen Swan twice at retail abd I bought both of them.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: jedistyle on June 5, 2006, 09:24 PM
nice customs. that baroness belt looks like it fits the swan waist perfect, great idea!the imperial is very original and creative. i like the leg.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Gregorbian on June 5, 2006, 10:18 PM
Phruby, I humbly bestow you with the title of "Ultimate Star Wars Microman Customizer".  I can't get enough of these Microladies you've been making lately.  I can't wait to see your Scorch  8).  Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: BrentS on June 6, 2006, 10:54 AM
Phruby, I humbly bestow you with the title of "Ultimate Star Wars Microman Customizer".  I can't get enough of these Microladies you've been making lately.  I can't wait to see your Scorch  8).  Keep up the great work!

Is this the Master handing off to the apprentice?  Gregorbian was the first microman customizer I saw.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Captain Lurch and Slave Trader (6/2/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2006, 01:00 PM
I think so. I consider Gregorbian as my Master of the Micromen. If it wasn't for him and his suggestions, I would have never gotten into them.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2006, 11:01 PM
Well, after taking the summer off from customizing to work on the UGP, I've finally started making customs again. I know they are pretty simple, but I do have a twi'lik that I'm painting right now. Stay tuned.

The first one is a set of Black hole stormtrooper bust-ups.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BlackholeTrooperbusts-1.jpg)

The next is a repainted Imperial Officer.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ImperialOfficer.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: CloneCommander1 on September 23, 2006, 11:52 PM
Nice work on the bust-ups!  I really like the blue jumpsuit behind the black armor.  Very cool officer too, he looks very good in black, nice smooth coat of black too.  Great work!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Outrider on September 24, 2006, 08:05 AM
I really dig those stormies.  I love the blue under armor.  Those looks really great.  I'd love to do some of these.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on September 24, 2006, 11:00 AM
THose bust-ups look terrific phruby!! As does the imp officer. Funny thing, i was looking at him on the pegs yesterday and thought of doing the same thing. Great work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Artoo on September 24, 2006, 07:53 PM
Those are great customs! Good use of the warming Jerjerrods too!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 25, 2006, 09:48 AM
I'm glad you like them. They are pretty simple but it's about time I got off my butt and got some projects finished.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: 212th Battalion on September 27, 2006, 09:13 PM
like the repainted imp officer! i think i might buy some moffs and do that ! JW what type of paint did you use?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - two new customs (9/23/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 28, 2006, 03:46 PM
I always use Tamiya paints with a testors dull cote spray.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2006, 10:46 PM
Ok. Here is my latest custom figure. I call this one a Twi'lik warrior.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/twilikwarrior.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/twilikwarrior2.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/twilikwarrior4.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: starkid500 on October 6, 2006, 11:19 PM
Great job but is it a girl or a boy ??? ??? ??? Lol....
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: PenDragon on October 7, 2006, 01:38 PM
NICE work with the tats!

I Think this is the tribal dude from the Pirates line? Very cool work on it, M_P! But I have to agree that the face from that one looks a little androgynous...
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: findswoman on October 8, 2006, 01:35 AM
Very, very neat & original, Phruby!  It's rare -- and very cool -- to see a Twi'lek that's not the usual dancer/slave/cute chick variety.  (For that reason, you should make it a he!  :D )  Great job with the tattoos and the overall "tribal" look. 

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 8, 2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks guys. Let's put it this way. Twi'liks males are typically ugly looking (ie Bib Fortuna) while females are typically beautiful and sexy (ie. Oola) unless of course they are related to George Lucas. I'd put this one as a male warrior. But I'm afraid to look under the loin cloth to find out.  :o
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 9, 2006, 11:52 PM
Don't look under the loincloth, Phruby! That's where madness lies.

Great looking Twi'lek, and a really creative use of a figure I'd never given a second thought.

-DD
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 11, 2006, 03:22 PM
Thanks DD and welcome back! :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Darth_Ennis on October 11, 2006, 08:58 PM
Im really likeing this one M_P. I really like the tats. I cant tell that they are stickers. About the only thing that I waould change is by making the Lekku a little longer, but other thatn that I think it looks awesome.

It's good to see you back in the game again. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Glassman6 on October 12, 2006, 10:12 AM
That is incredible Phruby!!
What figure base did you use? 

I love the tats also!  He looks scary!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 12, 2006, 01:39 PM
That Twi'lik warrior is top notch Paul. I think it's one of your best pieces. And thanks for the Jerjard repaint picture. I may have to do the same, however, I may remove the rank all together.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 12, 2006, 01:49 PM
Thanks guys. He was a fun figure to make. I may have to make the tails longer. I just wanted to make sure the head still turned.

That is incredible Phruby!!
What figure base did you use? 


That is a Pirates of the Carribean Cannibal Chief.

(http://i7.ebayimg.com/01/i/08/78/5f/9d_1.JPG)



Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 18, 2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks a ton Paul! I picked up an extra Jerjerrod and painted him black. (Left the rank on though.) Previous figures I've painted I used Testors flat. I'm sure everyone knows that their flats still leave a glossy sheen. I went to the hobby shop and they helped me pick a new brand, Tamiya Acrylic. Couldn't be more pleased with the result.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 25, 2006, 11:34 AM
I love Tamiya Acrylic. I use it exclusively for all my customs. The only problem is the smell of paints makes my wife instantly throw up. So its been hard to get more painting done.  :-\ I can't wait until this kid is born, then I can get back to painting.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: BrentS on October 25, 2006, 12:12 PM
Sorry to hijack your thread Paul but I wanted to chime in.  I use Games Workshop and Reaper paints.  Hemble turned me on the Reaper ones and their "Master" series are just outstanding.  I haven't tried Tamiya yet.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 26, 2006, 03:10 PM
Those are excellent paints too. GW has lots of different shades and is great for small detail work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Twi'lik warrior (10/6/06)
Post by: IncomT65 on October 26, 2006, 05:19 PM
The only problem is the smell of paints makes my wife instantly throw up. So its been hard to get more painting done.  :-\

That's a little too much info  ;).

I used Tamiya paints back when I made WW2 model planes and AMT/ERTL SW kits. Made a great X-Wing and Slave-I if I do say so myself. I use the GW for my customs, but I might go back and try some Tamiya paints again. Their "military" colours are plain awesome.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 23, 2007, 12:11 AM
I know its been a while since I've updated this thread but here goes nothing.

First up is the Maul Santa from 12/24/06:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/maulsanta.jpg)

Next up is my latest additions to the vintage Droids line. I give you Admiral Screed and Kleb Zellock.

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

For these, I tried to get the most accruate colors possible to the real prototypes. All the joints have rubber pipping to make the joint firm and to make it easy to disassemble.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 23, 2007, 09:53 PM
Those look nice even better than the real thing ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: speedermike on February 25, 2007, 08:43 AM
Those are awesome.  It would be kind of cool to see someone do some movie-real sculpts of these charcaters.  Keep up the great, great work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 25, 2007, 05:13 PM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. :D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: speedermike on March 3, 2007, 02:02 PM
Phurby, are the Droids figures sculpted from scratch?  If so, I would love to see you attempt a Rebel Fleet Trooper sculpted in the Vintage style.  In fact, I'd be willing to do a drawing of it.  Could be a cool project!---Mike
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Screed (2/22/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 3, 2007, 02:49 PM
Actually, I did a vintage style rebel fleet trooper a few years ago. This is basically a han solo body with a death star trooper head.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-rebeltrooper.jpg)

Those figures I believe were originally sculpted by either Bantha5 or RickyUK.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 25, 2007, 09:49 PM
Well it's been about five months since I've posted a custom. I now present to you Gaff from the Droids cartoon show. This is a copy of an unproduced prototype.

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

I even updated my web site.  :P Master Phruby's Custom Creations (http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/)

Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Ryan on July 26, 2007, 06:43 PM
Looking good Paul! You did a real nice job on the cape, what material is that? That paint is really nice a smooth as well, kudos on that. It is nice to see vintage customs, it is a really nice change of pace from clones and anything else PT.

So where do all the parts from this guy come from? Did someone manage to cast a prototype, or did someone sculpt one themselves?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 27, 2007, 01:27 PM
Personally, I believe clones are overrated. I've been wanting to add this one to my collection for awhile now. This is a cast from bantha5's original sculpt. I don't think he got ahold of the real prototype but it doesn't have a copyright date or peg holes. The figure has rubber inserts for the arm and leg holes to keep the figure tight. The cape is made from some fabric my wife had laying around.

Now I've got four more casts of Droids prototypes to track down. (Jessica Meade (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=35761), Mon Julpa (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=35760), Mungo Baobab (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48797) and Governor Koong (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48799) )
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Ryan on July 27, 2007, 06:03 PM
Personally, I believe clones are overrated.

You and me both. ;) Good luck tracking down the last four!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Glassman6 on July 30, 2007, 10:39 AM
Well, i said it already paul, but i feel like a schmuck. I'm glad you finally got this one completed.
He looks perfect. I dont think i saw your screed and kleb before. They look great.

Sorry i let you down on gaff.  :-[

Great to see you posting figures again!!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Gaff (7/25/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 30, 2007, 11:22 AM
Thanks Greg!  ;D

Your welcome to cast them if you like.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 3, 2007, 11:36 PM
I just finished my Microlady style Arena Padme. She has 30 points of actuation. The clothes are white balloons made to hide the joints.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Padme.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Padme2.jpg)

Here are a couple of work in progress shots.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Padmewip1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Padmewip2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 4, 2007, 10:06 AM
Ingenious. Looks absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 4, 2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks Anthony! :D I think she turned out rather well.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Ryan on August 8, 2007, 06:29 AM
She looks wonderful Paul. Are those heads swappable? I'm not a fan of the 'screaming' heads in general, but they do work when posed in certain scenes. I think this is one of the best Microman/lady customs you've come up with.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 8, 2007, 09:52 AM
Thanks Ryan. The heads are swappable but I though the screaming one was more portional in size to the body.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: BrentS on August 9, 2007, 10:55 PM
Dang Phruby, that came out GREAT!  More than any other custom so far, the balloons really suit her (pun intended!)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 9, 2007, 11:19 PM
That does look really good Phruby.  I'm typically not a big fan of the micro bodies (even though the articulation is outstanding) but you pulled this off great!  I honestly can't think of a more genius way to add her clothing than the balloon trick that you use too.  Awesome and good seeing a new custom from you!

 :P
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: jedistyle on August 10, 2007, 04:34 PM
your the guy who used to do micro customs with ballon fitted garbs. i was wondering who it was that i remebered doing that!

padme looks great. very curvascious. you did a good job integrating the hasbro parts into the microbody and your balln technique is very cool. good work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 11, 2007, 01:55 PM
Thanks guys. I'm working on a Star Wars Legacy Darth Talon Microlady figure. I'm using red ballloons for her skin and leather for her very few clothes. I just need to figure out how to do her boots. She wears really long boots that go 2/3rds of the way up her legs. I'm using the boots from a rots royal guard. The arm gauntlets will be from a 2005 Baroness

(http://www.theforceperu.net/datafiles/img/darth_talon.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: BrentS on August 11, 2007, 04:18 PM
Talon is such a hottie.  Do you think you'll have any problems painting on the balloon "skin"?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 12, 2007, 06:38 PM
Actually, I'm having total problems with painting the ballon skins. It cracks when you move the figure. I'm going to have to go with either a red balloon and try to match the color for the head or just forget the balloon skin and paint the figure.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 12, 2007, 08:29 PM
Are you gonna use the talon head from GTG??
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2007, 09:29 AM
No. I'm using a modified Aay Vida head. I've lenghten the head tales and gotten rid of the head piece. The head piece is actually a separate part. Then I smoothed out everything.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Microlady Padme (8/3/07)
Post by: Glassman6 on August 13, 2007, 12:48 PM
I was in SC for a week so i am just seeing your finished product.
I really like how she turned out. Your second choice for a head was even better than the one i offered.
Excellent work.
I really need to get off my duff and get some customizing done.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Talon (8/22/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 22, 2007, 09:50 AM
Sorry for the delay. This one has been done for a few days now. This is my version of Darth Talon from the Star Wars Legacy comic book. She is designed with a Microlady body for optimal posability.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarthTalon.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarthTalon2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Talon (8/22/07)
Post by: Glassman6 on August 23, 2007, 08:28 PM
She's very nice paul.  Could you use a black baloon for the bikini she wears?  Thats the only thing that i think needs adjustment.
As it is, her top just looks stuck on, like an afterthought.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Darth Talon (8/22/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 24, 2007, 09:41 AM
Now that I think about it, a black balloon would have worked better for the bikini. It wouldn't have had the thickness the leather has. The top is suppost to be at an angle but I didn't get the angle quite right. When the glue touched the latex its almost impossible to remove the leather without destroying the latex. Eh, you live and you learn.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 6, 2007, 09:40 PM
As a birthday present to myself, I've finished my super actuated version of Scorch. This has been a year in the making. I finally figured out how to do this. I basically used a Microlady body and added a black balloon as a body suit. The thin frame of the Microlady was prefect for the hollowed out armor that I made from another Scorch. It solved alot of problems when it came to the armor not fitting around the body. The head is from a TAC stormtrooper with the end of a balloon acting as a cowl to hide the neck joint. He is then given a better paint job but still keeping with the Hasbro stock colors. I hope you enjoy it!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/Scorch1.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/Scorch2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/Scorch3.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: JangoTat on September 6, 2007, 09:52 PM
that looks awsome man! some closer pictures would be cool though to see some of the finer details. but from where it is from looks flawless great job. And Happy birthday if i am not too late.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 6, 2007, 09:57 PM
Thanks man! ;D

Here are a couple of random wip pictures.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/scorchwip51.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/scorchwip50.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/scorch/scorchwip8607.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: roron corobb on September 7, 2007, 12:51 AM
Now the micro-man figure really sets this Republic Commando off. I have always disliked the micro-man bodies, because they looked to lanky and didn't really fit in with the Star Wars figures. This one though looks great and the extra highth from the micro-man doesn't really show, as it is a plus. I have always thought the Republic Commando looked a little on the short and chubby side, so this is a big improvement. Really killer job on this one. I might have to try this one down the road. Thanks for sharing.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 7, 2007, 10:25 AM
Awesome job on this!

Where would I go to find the microlady actgion figure you used? I'm unfamiliar with this line of figures.

-Sal
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 7, 2007, 12:27 PM
Microman is a toy line by Takara in Japan. In the US they were called Micronauts in '70s. Other toy lines grew from them such as the Transformers. A good site to learn about Microman is Microman Forever (http://microforever.com/main.htm).

This figure is based on their Material Force line. This is basically an undetailed artist's dummy. They come in a large number of base colors. There are three types. Micromen, MicroLady and MicroSister. The female figures have four different chest sizes (small, medium, large and porn star) ;)  For Scorch I used a small chest size so the armor could fit over them.

You can typically pick them up off ebay for about $7. I always use the seller Zira28. She charges about $8 shipping and will typically arrive within three days of payment.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 8, 2007, 09:16 AM
Woah! Superb Paul, just superb.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Glassman6 on September 9, 2007, 01:26 PM
Your Scorch looks great. At first i didnt realize it was on a micro body.

I remember when you started this, you were making casts of the scorch armor... is that what you ended with, or is
this hollowed hasbro and not a hollowed cast? Turned out perfectly either way.

Great work and Happy belated birthday!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - SA Scorch!!! (9/6/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 9, 2007, 05:05 PM
Thanks guys. That is hollowed out Hasbro.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Droids carded animated Boba Fett (10/16/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 16, 2007, 11:34 PM
Sorry for the long delay between projects. I'm currently working on a SA Shadow Stormtrooper complete with blue body suit. It's coming along ok. In the mean time, I came across a UGH Boba Fett and thought the coin and figure would look great on a vintage Droids Boba Fett card. So I dug out a bubble and carded the figure and gold coin. I know pretty simple but I think it came out nice for an hour's worth of work.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/BobaFettAnicarded.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Droids carded animated Boba Fett (10/16/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 17, 2007, 09:29 AM
That's awesome Paul! Very natural.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Droids carded animated Boba Fett (10/16/07)
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2007, 03:18 PM
Phruby, now THAT is awesome.  Would have been a much better mail-in for the UGH stickers I think.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Droids carded animated Boba Fett (10/16/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2007, 03:27 PM
I wish the figure was actually packed that way. It would have been something special to see on the pegs.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Droids carded animated Boba Fett (10/16/07)
Post by: Glassman6 on October 17, 2007, 03:36 PM
Nice card Phruby. I would have love to see this hanging in the store as part of the VTAC line.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 31, 2007, 09:47 PM
Here is a little treat for Halloween. After finding a Dark Trooper I decided he needed to be painted more like he did in the video game and on the cardback. He is now repainted gun metal gray.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarkTrooper.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Ryan on October 31, 2007, 10:49 PM
Lookin' good Paul. I really like the shine it has. Did you hand paint or spray the armor on this guy?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 1, 2007, 01:25 AM
Thanks! I hand painted it.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2007, 11:29 AM
Nice upgrade to this guy Phruby.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 2, 2007, 03:48 PM
Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Darth_Ennis on November 3, 2007, 11:02 AM
Nice one Paul, It does look 10 times better. There was always something a little off about that figure to me, now I see what it is. It's been so long since I played the game I forgot what he is supposed to look like.

It's amazing what a difference a simple paintjob can make. I'm going to have to do this with mine.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 5, 2007, 09:12 AM
Hmmm, maybe that's what I'll do instead of giving my squad leader black and gold highlights. Is the Gun Metal gray a gloss or flat?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (10/31/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2007, 10:18 PM
This was a gloss. Testors Model Masters. It seems to work the best on Hasbro's new plastics.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Leia (12/4/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 4, 2007, 08:34 PM
Here is my latest custom. I guess you can call her a concept Leia outfit but I guess it could be used in any EU story. I just like how the long hair goes with the starkiller body.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Leiaconcept1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Leiaconcept2.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Leia (12/4/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 5, 2007, 09:24 AM
That combo works well together. Another nice custom.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Rose (12/6/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 6, 2007, 11:13 AM
Thanks Anthony!

I started this thread with a custom of my son Fred about three years ago. Now I've made one of my daughter Rose. Fred's card was vintage Star Wars. Her's is vintage Empire Strikes Back. I guess I have to wait another three years to make a vintage Return of the Jedi card for baby Randall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/PadawanRose.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Rose (12/6/07)
Post by: BrentS on December 6, 2007, 01:07 PM
That's great Phruby!  I love the custom kids.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Rose (12/6/07)
Post by: patreektherodian on December 6, 2007, 05:38 PM
That is soo cool!  When my daughter starts growing hair I'm going to do the same!  As for the Lea, I always hated the hair on that one, But it looks awesome on that fig.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Santa Wookiee (12/16/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 16, 2007, 04:16 PM
Usually every year I make somekind of Star Wars Christmas figure. This time, I went with Galactic Heros for my base. These are going to be given away as part of our Christmas present at our family gift exchange. These are suppost to be ornament for the tree.

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

Merry Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper Commander (12/18/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 18, 2007, 12:32 PM
Taking a break from the cute cutoms and doing something a little more dark. Here is my Dark Trooper Commander. I figure since Stormtroopers can be color coded now, why not Dark Troopers. Its funny but that paint came from the same jar as the gray Dark Trooper but for some reason ended up looking black instead of gun metal gray. Oh well.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarkTrooperCommander1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarkTrooperCommander2.jpg)
Check out sector 326 solider! Yes sir!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper Commander (12/18/07)
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 18, 2007, 04:22 PM
Sweet customs Phruby, I especially like the custom Rose figure....your kids have to love those!

Nice repaint of the Dark Trooper as well.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper Commander (12/18/07)
Post by: King_Maul on December 18, 2007, 06:25 PM
Nice job Paul.  Great looking Dark Trooper Commander.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper Commander (12/18/07)
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 20, 2007, 05:35 AM
Nice job Paul.  Great looking Dark Trooper Commander.

I concur. Gives me ideas for my Squad Leader.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper Commander (12/18/07)
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 20, 2007, 10:15 AM
Thanks guys. I think I'm going to do one that has white armor like a stormtrooper next. I should probably add some joints to him to make it more interesting.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2008, 12:20 AM
Here is my first custom of the year. When I saw the new female Imperial bodies, I had to make Admiral Daala. This is my third version of her. Please Hasbro, make this character!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/AdmiralDaala.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 3, 2008, 08:50 AM
So did you just sculpy some hair or use another head? Possibly the Nicole Kidman head from the Golden Compass line?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: patreektherodian on January 3, 2008, 09:45 AM
Is that the new Scarlett head?  Have the new Joes come out yet?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 3, 2008, 10:26 AM
Nice job expanding the females officers line.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 3, 2008, 08:16 PM
Thanks guys, that is indeed the new two pack Scarlett head. Just added some dry wash to the hair. It was too Ronald McDonald red otherwise.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: patreektherodian on January 3, 2008, 10:47 PM
Too red?  That's like saying too pink!   Oh wait a sec.....  LOL
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(pink Mandelorian If you did not catch it)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 6, 2008, 06:38 PM
Pat, I think you used up all the pink in the Star Wars universe for that custom. Now there isn't enough to make Pink 5! ;)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: patreektherodian on January 6, 2008, 09:09 PM
I thought you did the pink mandelorian.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: MetalJedi on January 7, 2008, 09:00 AM
Nice Admiral Daala figure Paul. Did you have to dremel the Scarlett head any for it to fit the Imperial figure?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2008, 12:01 PM
Yah, Scarlett has a really small peg ball. I had to almost shave the officer neck post by half to make it fit. I had to repaint the neck post too since she is casted in uniform gray.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Glassman6 on January 7, 2008, 02:22 PM
Looks good paul, You have to do Isard now.
Hurry casue i'm sure we will see alot of these characters
once these figures hit the pegs everywhere.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2008, 03:23 PM
I have one in the works right now.  ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: BrentS on January 8, 2008, 11:11 AM
Is it me or did the photo of Daala disappear?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Admiral Daala (1/2/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 8, 2008, 11:13 AM
She's still there. Might want to refreash the browser.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 12, 2008, 03:39 PM
Using the same body as I did for Daala, I made Ysanne Isard. Enjoy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/YsanneIsard.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Siths Herald on January 12, 2008, 10:27 PM
What was this head from?  Look slike Sculpy hair?

There was a Baroness with removable glasses a few years back.  I've been half keeping an eye on e-bay to pick one of them up for an Isard. There was also the Mom (i think?) from spy kids that would have made a good Isard head.

I've been planning to use the Liz Swan from POTC III, with the long braid for a Daala.  The Scarlett Daala turned out very nise though too.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: MetalJedi on January 13, 2008, 03:23 AM
I've been waiting for the head for my Ysanne Isard. I'm curious as to what head this is. Very good by the way.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 13, 2008, 12:06 PM
That is a POTC2 Elizabeth Swan head. (minus the hat)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Ryan on January 27, 2008, 08:55 PM
I've got some catching up to do here Paul.

Starkiller/EU Leia - I'm really diggin' the paint scheme on this one Paul. It works so well I think I'm going to steal this idea for myself once I find the time to do some customizing again.  :)

Padawan Rose - Rose is very cute Paul. Was she dressed up for Halloween there or were you guys headed off to Disneyland? Nice work on the custom too. I'll bet they are really going to appreciate those one day. I'm looking forward to ROTJ Randall!

Christmas Heroes - Those are great. I wish I would have thought of that before Christmas. The GHs work so well as cute little ornaments. Nice wirk with the sculpting and the painting.

Colorado Rockies Trooper - That's what he is supposed to be, right? ;) In all seriousness I like this one too. The Black actually looks really good with the silver body suit. I'm not real big on the purple arms though. I think a navy blue may have worked better. Still it is a very nice repaint.

Updated Daala and Isard - Nice work on these Paul. I'm going to have to find some female Imps so I can do the same thing myself. I'm not really a fan of the Elizabeth swan head. The likeness is bad, the hair has just always looked rather flat to me. Great choice of reds for her tunic, it looks very much like blood.

Nice work on everything Paul. I'm looking forward to seeing your latest!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 28, 2008, 12:57 PM
Thanks Ryan. I'm thinking of repainting that dark trooper with a different color stripping or maybe somekind of logo-like thing on his chest. The purple wasn't as well received as I hoped.

ROTJ Randall is coming along. The picture for the card is done and the figure is almost done. (thanks to Glassman for the baby head cast). That should be the next figure to be posted.

After that, I've still got my microman shadow trooper, SA dark trooper and and stormtrooper pinup to finish. Those are the hard projects. Lots of dremeling to do.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: patreektherodian on January 28, 2008, 05:05 PM
Speaking of purple....
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Ysanne Isard (1/12/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 28, 2008, 09:02 PM
You mean this:

Night of the Purple Dinosaur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFXdGpWlakc)
This is a little video a group of us made back in college. It's pretty crude but we made it 14 years ago on a Mac plus for multimedia class!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 1, 2008, 09:06 PM
It's been a long time but I do have a number of projects that are just finishing up. The latest is my son's Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Car. We are calling it the Stormtrooper Mobile. It kind of reminds me of a Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica. Anyway, she is built to win on May 10th.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Pinewood%20Derby%2008/pinewood2008_1-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Pinewood%20Derby%2008/pinewood2008_5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Pinewood%20Derby%2008/pinewood2008_6.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Pinewood%20Derby%2008/pinewood2008_2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Pinewood%20Derby%2008/pinewood2008_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: King_Maul on May 2, 2008, 12:49 AM
Nice car - very slick!  Is there a turbo button to give the car the extra boost!   ;D  May the force be with you guys on May 10!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 3, 2008, 09:56 AM
Cool, Paul. May I be bold to suggest that you paint the windshield bubble like a Stormie helmet?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 5, 2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks guys. The race should be fun. I've sanded down and polished the axles on the car. Those wheels spin now for a good fifteen seconds. In comparsion I can only get the stock wheels to spin for three seconds.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: IncomT65 on July 21, 2008, 07:15 AM
Well, did the Empire finish on a high?  ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Imperial Pinewood Derby Car (5/1/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2008, 04:56 PM
He came in 4th. We had to twik the car alot to make it run well. It was most designed for looks then speed.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Jedi Master Bond (9/15/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 15, 2008, 10:51 PM
Here is my first custom is quite a long time. Thanks to Chewie for getting in back into this with our new group project over at Yak. We are making Shaak Ti from The Force Unleashed. For right now, this one is a very simple jedi custom that I call Jedi Master Bond. He is the only jedi to have license to kill and prefers to use his blaster instead of a lightsaber.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Bondlogo.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/MasterBond.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Jedi Master Bond (9/15/08)
Post by: manglord on September 18, 2008, 09:41 PM
Alls you need now is a Star Wars style Bond theme song! Cool!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Jedi Master Bond (9/15/08)
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 21, 2008, 10:14 AM
That was a fast assembly. You just talking about doing that when we got together. Neat.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Professor Jones (9/30/08)
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 30, 2008, 09:45 AM
Here is one that is been sitting around for a while. Professor Jones from TOD.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/ProfessorJones.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Professor Jones (9/30/08)
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 1, 2008, 09:21 AM
Smart custom. If I collected the Indy line, I would do that myself.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Randall and Master Phruby (3/15/09)
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 15, 2009, 12:29 PM
Well, I've finally finished a figure of myself in Jedi robes and my youngest son Randall. The head on mine is a custom piece sculpted my Glassman. Too bad I've lost quite a bit of weight since the picture and sculpt were taken. The baby face is a cast from the separation of the twins.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/MasterPhruby.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/PadawanRandall.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Randall and Master Phruby (3/15/09)
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 16, 2009, 12:55 AM
 8) Cute idea! I wish I could do my own self as a jedi figure,well in my own robes
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Randall and Master Phruby (3/15/09)
Post by: King_Maul on March 16, 2009, 01:32 PM
Very cool customs Paul!  You even have a belt variant of yourself.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Randall and Master Phruby (3/15/09)
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 19, 2009, 04:25 PM
Thanks guys. Sorry I havn't posted customs or comments here in a while.  :-[
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Padawan Randall and Master Phruby (3/15/09)
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 12, 2009, 01:38 PM
For some reason I've overlooked this section recently. First time I've caught your family customs. Awesome work.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 19, 2009, 01:37 AM
It's been a while since my last custom. Here I've finished up a Dark Trooper that has been sitting around for a while. I wanted to make one that mirrors a normal stormtrooper. I figure that if the Empire ever put these guys into actual service, they would make them look more like the rest of their troops. In this one, I've given him elbow and knee joints. The joints are covered in pieces of balloons. The helmet is removable since the Dark Trooper is also an infantry exoskeleton. The rings around the neck are rubber bands from old GI Joes. I had planned on adding a rebel insignia to the shoulders and add the story on how the rebels captured an exoskeleton suit but I never got around to making the decals. However, I think he looks pretty good in white.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarkTrooper2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/DarkTrooper21.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: David on August 19, 2009, 01:53 PM
Very cool! That's a great design, and the removable helmet is perfect. Nice work! 8)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: IncomT65 on August 19, 2009, 03:20 PM
Excellent work, Phruby. He looks much more like an Imperial trooper now. Those GI Joe bands for the neck rings look great! Did it take many layers of white to get him this pristine?  ;)

Now, go paint up the gun as well  ;D
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 19, 2009, 04:37 PM
Thanks guys. That was five layers of white over a previous bad paint job that was sticky. I still see lots of imperfections in it but you got to know when to drop a project. I'll paint up the gun for you. ;)

Now I've got to force myself to finish that microman shadow stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: Ryan on August 22, 2009, 12:34 AM
Great stuff Paul. That rebel head with the headset is a great choice for this guy. I may have to try and track down another Darktrooper or two and try this myself.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread - Dark Trooper (8/18/09)
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2009, 10:35 AM
Thanks Ryan.  :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 7, 2012, 10:19 PM
I made room in the Star Wars office for most of my customs. They are mostly in good shape. A few self destructed or melted in storage. I guess I will try to put them back together. Some of Chewie's customs are in there too. :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Office/001-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: IncomT65 on February 9, 2012, 05:47 PM
That's great seeing these all together, Paul. Do You still customize every now and then?
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 10, 2012, 09:13 AM
Not anymore. We'll see if the bug bites me again once I finish putting Padme back together again. I have an unfinished TFU Shaak Ti that I was making with the same method that is still waiting.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 30, 2012, 12:14 PM
Always liked that Mon Cal dancer you made... very cool.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 13, 2012, 12:54 PM
For a friend's wedding, my wife made these pillows. I need some for my star wars room.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/025.jpg)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 24, 2012, 02:25 AM
Those are fantastic!  Your wife did a hell of a job on those.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
Thanks! Based on the response on Facebook, she could start up alittle company making these things.
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: IncomT65 on June 8, 2012, 09:38 AM
Those are great, Paul! Is that Chewie pillow laced with real Wookiee fur...?

Awesome job on those  :)
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 22, 2012, 10:38 AM
Those pillows are awesome - I'm surprised no company has done that... hell, I'd buy a couple quite possibly for my Star Wars room!
Title: Re: Master Phruby's Customs Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 17, 2012, 12:43 AM
Thanks guys. The Chewie pillow is actually just two brown dish towels. The black and gray are made out of felt. The entire thing is then hand stitched.