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Title: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: hemble on June 7, 2004, 02:16 AM
Hi All
Just new to the forums and thought you would like to some my my work there are moer pics at my site www.hemblecreations.com (http://www.hemblecreations.com)


Title: 12" Custom Star Wars Fan-Fiction
Post by: hemble on June 7, 2004, 02:32 AM
sorry no pics
Title: Re: 12" Custom Star Wars Fan-Fiction
Post by: Sandtrooper Dan on June 8, 2004, 11:56 AM
Really cool custom hemble. I never heard of that dued.
Title: Re: 12" Custom Star Wars Fan-Fiction
Post by: hemble on June 9, 2004, 06:16 AM
Hi Sandtrooper Dan
Thanks for the comments really appreciate it.
Glad you like it I'm doing a Fan Fiction Bounty Hunter at the moment which I should have complete in 2 weeks.

Hemble
Title: Re: 12" Custom Star Wars Fan-Fiction
Post by: jadesfire on June 14, 2004, 05:57 PM
Very cool indeed.  I like the wolves on the sides of the helmet and the holster is top notch.  Keep up the fantastic work!!
Title: Re: Custom 12" Han Solo
Post by: jadesfire on June 14, 2004, 06:00 PM
Another great job, hemble!!  It amazes me that Hasbro took so long to use articualtion in their previous figures, the poses that you placed Han in make your customizing stand out even more.
I really like the belt and holster on this one also.  Looking forward to more of your stuff!! :)
Title: Re: Custom 12" Han Solo
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 15, 2004, 08:28 AM
Awesome work, Hemble. Simply awesome.  :-*
Title: Custom Starwars Fan-Fiction Bounty Hunter
Post by: hemble on June 16, 2004, 03:28 AM
sorry no pics
Title: Re: Custom Starwars Fan-Fiction Bounty Hunter
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 16, 2004, 01:11 PM
Amazing work, as usual... Very awesome, man.
Title: Re: Custom Starwars Fan-Fiction Bounty Hunter
Post by: Famine on June 17, 2004, 07:36 AM
I do enjoy a good bounty hunter. The helmet is what makes the whole deal, for me.

Kevin
Title: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: hemble on April 5, 2005, 02:54 AM
Hi All
It's been a looooong time since I've posted anything been busy with work so I got to do the Clone trooper over the last couple of days so let me know what you think.

All in all not a bad figure I took off the armour and resized it and added it to a DML body the only thing I'm not 100% with is the head it's slightly to big but other then that he turned out ok.

I painted him with acrylics and modellers paints I've only seen snips of the trailers and thought it it be cool to have him really dirty with all the fighting he has been doing.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/clone1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/clone2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/clone3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/clone4.JPG)
Title: Re: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 5, 2005, 03:20 AM
Hey Ron!

Saw this over on RS and loved it! Great to have you over here on Jedidefender  as well!

-DD
Title: Re: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 03:43 AM
Beautiful work there Ron.  Love the weathering/battle-worn effects there.  Makes it look 100x better and more realistic than Hasbro's half-assed attempt at it.  I trust you based that off their new 12" figure, including the head too, right?  If so, that'd explain it being a smidgeon too big, but it's hardly noticeable.

But I'll let Jesse James give you a proper critique though, as I'm a total novice a this kind of stuff.  But keep 'em coming.  Looks great, and I'd love to see some more of your work displayed here at JD.   8)

- Matt
Title: Re: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: hemble on April 5, 2005, 05:43 AM
Thanks Guys

DD - I'll have to admit I'm not a big SW fan :o :o, I've been a Startrek fan for over 20 yrs and also a SG1 nutter for years.
I have made a few SW figures but the new 12" line has got me really buzzing with the posibilities for customizing so I hope to do a number of 12" customs

Matt - the body is a Dragon body and the armour is the hasbro trooper, I'm redoing a 12" General Grievous at the moment and hopefully have him posted over the weekend and then I'll be starting on a 12 ' Elite Trooper.

Ron
Title: Re: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2005, 11:24 AM
 :o

Holy crap, that is nice.  I am not a 12" collector, but if Hasbro made stuff that looked that good, I would definitely get them.

Thank you for sharing - feel free to add more stuff here!

 :P
Title: Re: 12" Clone Trooper Ep3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 04:15 PM
Holy crap! I like the weathering techniques and the re-size on the armor. The Clone Armor never looked like it fit exactly right on the hasbro body. Very good job, and I can't wait to see Greivous!

Kevin
Title: 12" General Grievous
Post by: hemble on April 9, 2005, 07:45 AM
Hi All

Well just completed Grievous, this was just a repaint of the new hasbro figure. All paints used on the figure are from Games workshop

1: sprayed the whole figure matt black
2: undercoated the armour flat white and then gave it a coat of bleached bone.
3: once dry gave it a wash of flat black and then a wash of flat white and finally a 2 part wash of flat black and bleach bone.
4: the metal parts were drybrushed with boltgun metal and then slighty dry brushed with mithrill silver.
5:the bely was painted with a 2 part of goblin green and flat black and then drybushed with a 2 part of snot green and flay white.
6: the cloak is from the figure it was given a very slight drybrush of ash grey and blood red, the cloak as 4 slot in it so he can hold he's sabers as per the STARWARS revenge of the sith visual dictioany.

Hope you enjoy
Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/gg1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/gg2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/gg3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/gg4.JPG)
Title: Re: 12" General Grievous
Post by: CorranHorn on April 9, 2005, 07:54 AM
that's a very impressive paintjob, it really brings out the detail of a less than exciting job done by hasbro. kudos!

happy customizing!
Title: Re: 12" General Grievous
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2005, 12:15 PM
I applaud you for making a decent looking figure into a great looking figure.  Your painting skills are superb.  Thank you for sharing, and I hope we see much more of your work here in the future.

 :P
Title: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2005, 07:30 AM
Hi All

Just completed another figure this afternoon picked up Dooku at toys-r-us yesterday dirt cheap so I thought what the hay.

This has to be the easist figure I've done so far, I took the head of the Hasbro body and repainted it with acrylics and then put it on a DML body and then slighty weathered the clothing and repainted the saber.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cd1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cd2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cd3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cd4.JPG)

Title: Re: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: CHEWIE on April 10, 2005, 10:34 AM
Oh my God, that looks REAL!!!

Great job... man you are really showing how good the 12" could be if Hasbro did it right...

If you are looking for other ideas, the ROTS 12" Palpatine had a great looking head sculpt, but your painting would make it look like the actor got shrunk down to a toy.

 :P
Title: Re: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 10, 2005, 02:02 PM
I think that's the REAL Christopher Lee photoshopped with articulation and superimposed on the background... ;D

Damn, that looks simply amazing! The flesh tones on his face are so realistic...I'll bet if we looked closely at his hands, he's even have liver spots!

Simply incredible!

-DD
Title: Re: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 10, 2005, 03:30 PM
You've taken a really good figure and just made him fantastic! If it wasn't for the hand joints I'd sware that was Christopher Lee.
Title: Re: 12" General Grievous
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 10, 2005, 03:33 PM
That is a much better paint job. I just hate the cape. It looks like he stole that from Barbie.
Title: Re: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: Famine on April 10, 2005, 09:11 PM
 :o Holy crow! Fantastic work on this one. Your ability to paint skin rivals the best. I guess this shows what a good paint job on a good headsculpt could do!

Kevin
Title: Re: 12" General Grievous
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 11, 2005, 05:50 PM
Very cool!  Amazing how just repainting the figure makes it look so much better!
Title: Re: 12" General Grievous
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2005, 05:10 AM
Thanks all

Phurby - have to agree with you about the cape I tried dying it but the dye would'nt adhere to the material for some wierd reason.

also in the middle of doing Obi Wan from EPII and an Arc Trooper from EpIII so I'll post pics as soon as there done

Ron
Title: Re: 12" Count Dooku EPII
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2005, 05:14 AM
Thanks Guys

CHEWIE - I'm actually trying to find Palpatine but is rare as over here in OZ hopefully I'll pick one up soon.

Ron
Title: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: hemble on May 5, 2005, 03:55 AM
Hi All

finished O'Neill off in the wee hours of the morning I do apologize if it's not suppose to be here but I know a few of you are Stargate fans.

the head is from a memeber over on OSW as are the tranfers it was painted acrylics all the gear is from Dragon except the jacket which is from elite force(BBI) which have been weathered and slightly sanded.

I decided to give him a kevlar helmet instead of his well known baseball cap as I could'nt find one anywhere.

The boots have been redone using small eyelets and string a big thanks to scanmandan for sending me the eyelets and string.

the P90 sling is made from some old strips of material edging and also some modern day clips I had in the bits box.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sg1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sg2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sg3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sg4.JPG)

Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 5, 2005, 04:38 AM
Holy crap! That looks amazing!

What a great likeness of Macgyver!  :P

Seriously, I'm speechless at how good this looks. Those Dragon models are amazing, and everything about this figure looks like it was store-bought, not custom made. Nice!

-DD
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 5, 2005, 11:17 AM
It looks absolutely real.  Totally breathtaking... were these pics posted a while back at RS.com?  I seem to recall seeing them before?

 :P
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 5, 2005, 11:54 AM
Very nice work! That's a pretty good likeness. How did you get the SG patches on there? Is that a decal or what?
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 5, 2005, 12:05 PM
I have to say Holy Crap! too. That is simply amazing work. You should try to get the licence to sell them.
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2005, 12:08 PM
Whoa, that is just simply amazing.  :o
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Ryan on May 5, 2005, 04:10 PM
 ;D :) ;D

Awesome! It looks great it's even better than your tan camo version from Serpant's Song.

I do have one minor nitpick with the costume though. The vest pockets aren't accurate. Instead of them being vertical like they are, there should be 3  horizontal pouches and the radio pouch. Some SG team members wear vests like that, and SG-1 does with certain uniforms, but not this one. Again, that is just minor this figure looks great, keep it up!!!! :)

(http://img225.echo.cx/img225/9177/tealcshortsleeves2do.jpg) (http://www.imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 5, 2005, 08:49 PM
Tee hee. That guy's wearin' mascara! *snicker*

-DD
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: hemble on May 7, 2005, 12:39 AM
Thanks for the comments guys

Sith Lord Chaos - hi mate I have'nt been able to find a vest that even comes close to the one SG1 wears I have been told you can make one but you have to buy 2 vests to make 1 accurate one and I just can't afford it.

So the next best thining  is the webbed version vest.

Ron
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: Ryan on May 7, 2005, 03:10 AM
Money sucks. ::) I wish fodder and supplies were cheaper. It looks great for what you are able to do with it though.
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: CorranHorn on May 7, 2005, 06:09 AM
hemble,

that is an amazing piece of work you have made. your attention to detail is outstanding and O'Neill looks ready to take on the Goa'uld at a moment's notice. I do gotta say though, that after seeing the first pic of Jack with his glasses on, the first thing to pop into my head was "hey it's James Woods!" Hehehe I don't know why I thought of that, but it strikes me as funny. Anyways, it's a great custom, are there plans for the rest of SG1?

happy customizing!
Title: Re: Stargate Col Jack O'Neill SG-1 (lots of pics)
Post by: hemble on May 7, 2005, 07:33 AM
Hi Guys

Sith - I know what you mean between my 12" figures and my military models my wallet always seems to be empty but hay I would'nt have it any other way.

CorranHorn - I've already done a fan fiction Jaffa First Prime I'm in the process of doing Carter and Tealc in 12" scale and also a 12"Goa'uld in snake head armour.

Ron
Title: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: hemble on May 8, 2005, 06:53 AM
Hi All

Completed yet another Starwars figure and as with dooku he was pretty easy custom.

the whole figure is from Hasbro I swapped everything over to a DML body and repainted the head and hands with acrylics.

The boots, belt and saber have also been repainted the saber has been shortened by cutting a few milimetres from the middle and then both ends re-glued back together.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/adi1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/adi2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/adi3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/adi4.JPG)
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 8, 2005, 02:38 PM
I gotta tell ya, Hemble, your painting skills are really something to behold. The flesh on your characters has all the right tones and highlights...it's amazing.

I think the bodies you use for these are great. Makes me wonder why Hasbro does such a crappy job, then carps about how the 12' inch line does so poorly. I'd buy 12' figures in a heartbeat if they all looked as good as yours.

-DD
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: CHEWIE on May 8, 2005, 07:38 PM
Holy cow, another masterpiece!  I would buy a lot more 12" figures too if Hasbro did as good of a job as you.  This looks like something you'd see from Marmit for around $100.00.

 :P
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Famine on May 9, 2005, 12:08 AM
Thats kinda creepy that you can get the detail that well. :-\

Creepy in a good way. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: hemble on May 9, 2005, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the comments guys really appreciate them, going to try and get the ultimate villian Anikin / Vader  and Sidious and try my hand at doing them.

Ron
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Ryan on May 9, 2005, 02:52 AM
Very Nice!!! :o :o

The highlights on the skin are phenomeonal. That really is something else, it looks very life-like. Every fold and wrikle is perfectly colored. I'm amazed by the detail. Keep it up man!!! ;D :)
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: jokabofe on May 9, 2005, 04:59 PM
Nice paint job. That just goes to show you that a good paint job can make all the difference in the world.

I think the bodies you use for these are great. Makes me wonder why Hasbro does such a crappy job, then carps about how the 12' inch line does so poorly. I'd buy 12' figures in a heartbeat if they all looked as good as yours.

If I'm not mistaken, this question has been answered by Hasbro directly. They claim that since most of the people who buy the 12" line leave them in their boxes, they didn't feel the need to use a better body that would never be removed from the box. Also, it would raise the cost of the figures.
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: jadesfire on May 10, 2005, 04:53 PM
Damn!!  That is one sweet figure. 

One question, is it fairly easy to pop the head from one body to the other??
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2005, 02:06 AM
Hi jadesfire

it is easy to pop the head from a hasbro body to a dragon body just put the had under boilong water and let it soften and just pull it.

Ron
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 11, 2005, 02:12 AM
Hey Hemble,

Can we get the painting tutorial over here that you posted on RS?

Also, you should change the name of this thread to "Hemble's customs" and just do regular updates like Chewie and I. You certainly produce enough cool stuff to warrant your own regular thread!

-DD
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2005, 07:22 AM
Hi DD

Tutorial coming over asap I would'nt mind doing a regular thread but 80% of my customs are not Star Wars so I really don't know if the members would like to see WWII military or alot of other scifi figures?

Ron
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 11, 2005, 08:36 AM
Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I'D like it.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: Famine on May 11, 2005, 12:19 PM
Hemble, I'm mainly a Jurassic Park customizer, so feel free to post your other stuff here. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: CHEWIE on May 11, 2005, 12:25 PM
Hemble, post all your custom stuff here, Star Wars related or not.  We're a friendly bunch.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: 12" Jedi Master KI-ADI-MUNDI
Post by: hemble on May 12, 2005, 02:20 AM
Thanks guys doing a few new projects so once there done I'll post em and thanks

Ron
Title: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: hemble on May 12, 2005, 02:41 AM
Hi All

Well I'll give it a go showing my customs figures which are all 12" figures so far,  as I make them I'll post around 4 pics of each figure and what items I used and what I did to each Item. And the rest of the pics will on my site at www.hemblecreations.com

To start off I'll put up good ole Indiana Jones recipe is as follows

1:head & fedora -  is from The frontline painted as per the tutorial the fedora is painted with browns and tans to get the desired colour.
2:Jacket, pants, shirt, boots and holster belt are all from Dragon weathered and painted using acrylics.
3:Bag, whip and holster are all custom made using materials from a art store and then agian weathered and painted.
4:the body is from dragon and the hands are from BBI.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/ij1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/ij2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/ij3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/indiana%20jones/ij4.JPG)

Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 12, 2005, 03:32 AM
   Wow...this is impressive! As a big Indiana Jones fan, this may well be my favorite you've done so far!

   Great to see you starting your own thread here, hemble!

   -DD
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: CHEWIE on May 12, 2005, 11:03 AM
Hemble, oh my Dear God.

I am usually not a fan of 12" stuff, but you have just changed that for me.  For me, it goes without saying that you are the BEST 12" customizer I've ever seen.  I started looking through your site, and my jaw almost hit the keyboard. 

There are some other good 12" customizer out there, but you go the extra mile.  I am stunned at how real your stuff looks.  I remember seeing that Dooku before, but I didn't know who did it.  I shall not forget again.

Keep the updates coming... I suggest you update with a new figure highlighted in this thread at least once a week.

 :P
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: hemble on May 14, 2005, 01:48 AM
Hi Chewie and DD

Thanks guys really appreciate the kind words just finnishing up on a Capt Pike from the very first episode of Star Trek (the cage) and also naughty Anikin from ROTS have them posted by Sunday.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: ThePerennial on May 14, 2005, 10:39 AM
That is incredible. Simply and utterly incredible. Thank you for sharing this work of art! it's amazing!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 14, 2005, 03:04 PM
Hi Chewie and DD

Thanks guys really appreciate the kind words just finnishing up on a Capt Pike from the very first episode of Star Trek (the cage) and also naughty Anikin from ROTS have them posted by Sunday.

Ron

Pike is cool. You should do a variant, where he was just the head in the box with the little blinking light.   :P

-DD
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: Ryan on May 14, 2005, 05:30 PM
 :o :o :o

Hemble you continue to blow me away! These are absolutely fantastic! I agree with CHEWIE, you are hands down the best 12" customizer around. :) :-* The detail is amazing and the skin look so life-like. I look forward to anything else you've got even that Trek custom, and I hate Trek.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2005, 02:19 AM
Hi All

12" Star Trek (The Cage) Captain Pike

Finnished of Captain Pike from the Pilot episode the Cage.

1:The head is from Playmates and it's not a bad scuplt at all of Jeffrey Hunter, I dipped the head in acetone to get rid of the original paint and then repainted it using acrylics.
2:The uniform is also from Playmates Pike figure I had to do some sewing to get it to fit right but all in all it was'nt to hard and then just put it on a Dragon Body.
3:The boots and hands are from Dragon I just reapinted the hand using acrylics and gave the boots a light drybrush.
4:The phaser came with the figure and agian I just repainted it and the tricorder was fro the AMT kit of Spock which I painted and added a leather strap.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cp1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cp2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cp3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/cp4.JPG)
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: Ryan on May 15, 2005, 05:21 AM
Good Lord!!! Look at those eyes!!! :o :o :o

This figure makes it clear that while you are amazing at painting elsewhere, when it comes to painting eyes, you are god. ;) Seriously those are fantastic. If I make one humble suggestion though, I think the costume could use a bit of wear and tear, the leather looks brand new and his pants look freshly washed. I have no idea how hard that is on 12" figures, but I think it would improve it a lot. The Trek figure looks cool as well, I have never seen the character or the original figure so I can't really critique it, but it does look really nice. :)
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Sith

thanks mate, the weathering of the clothing is'nt hard at all I have to admit I was a tade lazy doing them only slightly did them instead of doig like iI do for all my 12" figures uni's.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 09:41 PM
hemble,
I'm always blown away by your 12" customs, keep up the good work!  ;D
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2005, 10:53 AM
Hemble, you continue to amaze and set a new standard on 12" customs.  I am truly in awe of your work sir!

Love those Sith eyes.... evil as hell!

 :P
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 17, 2005, 03:53 PM
whoa!
Those were my first words as I saw Harrison Fords big plastic head. That is one hot piece there, very very well done. I wish that I could go out and buy such a figure of that quality. not likely..

Anakin is pretty creepy looking, but quite nice. I like his facial..paintings?  ;)

But I must say, it is the Captain Pike that does it for me. I never was much of a Star Trek fan, and far from a Trekkie, but I always liked Captain Pike. Given what little bit of him that there is, I think he was a much mor einterestign Captain that Kirk. I'm not sure I've even ever seen a captain pike action figure ro anything.. very nice indeed.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: Ryan on September 5, 2005, 04:06 AM
Hemble, it's been a while since we have seen anything form you, do you have any new projects? :)
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated 2 figures 05/15/2005
Post by: hemble on September 5, 2005, 06:37 AM
Hi Ya Sith

Sorry I have'nt been around I've been away on a working holiday for a while and just got back on the weekend.

I've been getting on the work laptop while I've been away to check everyones work out buts thats as close as I've come to a figure (damn work).

I've actually started on some 3-3/4 figures - ie repaints and doing some 1/6 figures as well so hopefully I'll have pics up next week.

Ron

Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - Updated StarTrek The Gorn 26/10/2005
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2005, 09:06 AM
Hi All
Sorry I have'nt posted for a while my dad had been very ill and passed away a few days ago and things were very hectic to say the least. But as he always said (Never stop doing something that you love to do) :)

So I thought I would show you a Gorn figure(7 inch's tall) that I have redone.
I got the artasylum Gorn figure and super glued his joints and then used Green stuff(GW) and puttied up his joints and then sprayed him with matt black.
After he dried I started painting with Vallejo paints I used different greens until I was happy with the way he looked then I gave him a wash of 2 parts white ink and 2 parts green ink and once that dried gave him a dry brush of different greens until I got the desired colour.
The tunic was painted gold and then the brow, red/orange and gold patches were added then I gave it a dry brush of gold and khaki. There's more pics on my site in the
Custom TV & Movie Figure ection

Ron
sorry pics lost
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Post by: CHEWIE on October 26, 2005, 12:54 PM
Fantastic.  This is one of the few Star Trek creatures that I really like.  Reminds me of a Star Wars cantina alien or something.

Your customizing skills are outstanding... I'd love to see some 3-3/4" figures by you!

 :P
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Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2005, 03:41 PM
This section has been sorely missing your customs for awhile now. I'm not a Trek fan at all, but I LOVE that figure. I'm somewhat disapointed there is no articulation but that is ok because when the paintjob looks that nice, I think I'd be afraid to touch it and leave any fingerprints. The skin is so realistic looking. Be sure to update more often.  :)

I'm sorry to hear about your father BTW. :(
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - updated StarTrek The Gorn 26/10/2005
Post by: Gregorbian on October 26, 2005, 10:28 PM
I'm sorry about your father hemble.   :(

I think you're probably the first person to remove points of articulation in making a custom figure!  Well, if you're not the first, then you're one of the only ones! 
Great paint job on that figure, I don't know anything about Trek but that guy looks pretty menacing!
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Post by: hemble on October 27, 2005, 04:50 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the kind words regarding  my dad and also regarding the figure I mustadmit I have missed it very much.

Gregorbian & Ryan - The figure is going on a small dio so that's why the articulation was removed but now that you have mentioned it would've looked good with it lucky I have 2 of them.

CHEWIE - Your wish has come true my friend I'm doing some 3-3/4 figures at the moment I'm sticking with some basic figures first to see how they turn out I will have the first figure up very soon.

Ron
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Post by: Darth Vorax on October 27, 2005, 10:17 PM
Excellent work..i like use of Warhammer decal on tha fan-Fiction character of yours,nice stuff.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - Updated 28/10/2005 (7 Pics)
Post by: hemble on October 28, 2005, 02:56 AM
Hi All

Well here it is my first ever 3-3/4 figure It is just a repainted Obi-Wan kenobi from the pilot Gear figure.

I used Games Workshop and Vallejo paints and added wash's and dry brush's to him let me know what you think. Also how do I get the link to directly to the next custom?

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obi1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obi2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obi3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obi4.JPG)

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Post by: Ryan on October 28, 2005, 03:29 AM
Sweet ****! You've done it again. I have always like that figure of Hasbro's, but seeing your repaint makes not like it as much. :P That is aboslutely amazing looking. I thin what really does it for me is the layering job on the skin, it makes it so much more realistic looking. I think the only advice I can give would be to add the little bits of grey to the sideburns and maybe give his hair a few more highlights, it its the flatest color on the body. Other than those two very minor quibbles that is one phenomonal figure. I'm really glad you are posting here again. :)
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Post by: Darth Delicious on October 28, 2005, 04:25 AM
Wow...just...wow!

I agree with SLC, the skin is amazing. I also love how much detail you brought out on his costume. If Hasbro's figure is a projection screen version, yours would be the fully digital theatre version!   ;D

-DD
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Post by: hemble on October 28, 2005, 07:06 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys always appreciate the feedback.

Ryan - I went of the ROTS visual dictionary and did'nt even notice the grey hair until I ask the wife did she like it and she said the same thing and she does'nt even like Star Wars that much how embarrissing is that ;D

Ron
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Post by: jedipurge on October 28, 2005, 03:24 PM
hemble that is really great.  if i wasn't so familiar with this figure i would never have thought you could get that much detail to come out of a 3 3/4 figure, it totally looks like i would have to be a 12 inch.  i would really love to see you do a version of the crispy Anakin and the Evo emperor.  if you can pull that much detail out of obi i'd really like to see your take on these other 2.
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Post by: CHEWIE on October 28, 2005, 05:17 PM
Damn, you put me to shame Hemble!  All of a sudden I'm not so happy with the one I made.

What really strikes me, more than the face, is how you got EVERY DETAIL in the sculpt of the costume to stand out.  Simply amazing.  If Hasbro could paint as well as they can sculpt, this figure would never peg warm.

 :P

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Post by: hemble on October 28, 2005, 06:09 PM
Thanks again guys

In the middle of doing a Clone Trooper at the moment always wanted to do a special ops or something like that.
And then I saw Chewie's Obi-Wan in Clone armour with his robes instead of the full armour and I'm also going to give that a go.

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jedipurge - i would really love to see you do a version of the crispy Anakin and the Evo emperor.
jedipurge - I know the emperor figure your talking about which number is the fried Anakin

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Chewie - Your customizing skills are outstanding... I'd love to see some 3-3/4" figures by you!
Chewie - If it was'nt for you I would'nt even be doing this scale figure you've got me hooked big time.

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Chewie - Damn, you put me to shame Hemble!  All of a sudden I'm not so happy with the one I made.
Chewie - Comming from someone with your painting skills thats a real compliment thanks mate.

Ron
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Post by: Gregorbian on October 28, 2005, 06:22 PM
Absolutely stunning hemble!  The paint apps are among the best for a 3 3/4" figure that I have ever seen.  I don't know what else to say other than I am completely floored by the great quality of this custom.  Awesome work, keep it up!

...wow.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - Updated 31/10/2005 (10 pics)
Post by: hemble on October 30, 2005, 09:05 PM
Hi All

I have 2 new figures today the first is a Clone Trooper that I have done the base figure is the super articulated clone this is what I added to him.

CLONE TROOPER  SPECIAL OPS UNIT
1:visor made from plasticard and parts from the bits box which was then pinned in place so it could still move I also added plasticard aroun the top of the helmet and down the back.
2:The antenna is from a 1/72 scale machine gun and a 1/72 scale tank I repositioned them to sit upright.
3:The small backpack is an old sandtroopers bino's I ahd lying around I just cut the top off connected the troopers ariel mount to and and glued it in place.
4:The ammo pouches and holster are from some old 4" figures I had lying around the straps are pleather cut to size and I added a Han Solo pistol to the pouch the shoulder pad is from an old sandtrooper figure a friend gave ages ago I just cut it to the desired shape.
The whole figure was given a flat black wash then all excess apint removed the troopers colours are a dark green then the whole figure was drybrushed in whites, flat earth and browns to get the desired look.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/swc1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/swc2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/swc3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/swc4.JPG)

YODA FROM EP-V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Yoda was hard to paint has I noticed that is skin tone had changed from each movie - ie ROTS is dark and ESB it was alot lighter I can only gather that it's due to his old age. So began with a dark green for the base colour and then started to high light using different greens till a got a skin tone I liked. The clothing was almost done excatly the same as Obi - Wan except I used a lighter brown for the base coat and then drybrushed it with bleached bone then khaki. The rest of his clothing was done in brown and then the whole figure was drybrushed.
 The base is from the figure I painted it dark brown and then started highlighting it with different browns, earths and khaki's till I got a natural lookthe leaves are from my diorama box I glued them on and gave them a wash of light brown.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/yoda1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/yoda2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/yoda3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/yoda4.JPG)

Ron

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Post by: Joe on October 30, 2005, 09:07 PM
VERY nice paint apps.but I think the visor(?) on the clone needs a little reworking.A different sculpt maybe?
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Post by: Ryan on October 30, 2005, 09:13 PM
Man am I glad you branched out into 3 3/4". Those are ******* awesome. The clone is very nicely weathered, he doesn't look overdone at all. The pauldron is excellent because it is different form the other kind of ROTS clone pauldrons we have seen. I really like the addition of the backpack as well.

While I'm absolutely blown away by the Yoda, it is the base that really does it for me. it is attention to detail like that that makes your customs so damn sweet. The painted sanke is perfect, the lines are straight. The highlighting on the rock makes it look so reallistic.

I'mk really looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)
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Post by: CHEWIE on October 30, 2005, 09:35 PM
Holy smokes... I can't believe how well you are at painting.  I'm totally blown away.  I would have to say that I think you may already be the best I've seen!

The goggles on the clone look a little different, but not bad.  Just different.  And his weathering looks so real it's like looking at a movie image.

The Yoda is great too.  And the base is unreal.  Looks like it's much larger than a 3-3/4" figure.  The detail is unlike anything I've seen!

 :P
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Post by: hemble on October 31, 2005, 05:09 PM
Thanks guys

Just waiting for some figures to arrive and then a few more repaints and a custom or 2.

Ron
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Post by: Glassman6 on November 1, 2005, 12:03 PM
All great figures H, But i will say again how well th eobi wan paint aps are done.
They really bring out the details in the hasbro sculpt.

Great job.
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Post by: hemble on November 1, 2005, 09:43 PM
Hi Glassman

Thanks mate.

Ron
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Post by: Gregorbian on November 3, 2005, 10:24 PM
Holy crap dude!  The paint job on that Yoda is absolutely stunning!  Nice paint apps on the base, very detailed!
The clone is also very nicely done.  I like the custom made visor - it really looks perfect.  The "battle-damage" or weathering effects (whichever you want to call it) is incredible.  It's definitely the right balance between hasbro's overly clean clones (which I'm partial to) and some of the over-weathered clones out there.  Great work!

I agree with Ryan - I'm so glad that you decided to start doing these 3 3/4" figures!
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Post by: hemble on November 6, 2005, 01:01 AM
Hi Gregorbian

Thanks mate glad you liked them I must admit I'm really enjoying doing these figures especially to see what details Ican get out of them.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on November 6, 2005, 01:14 AM
Hi All

well 2 more repaints up for everyone to see both figures were painted with reaper miniature, vallejo and GW paints. Dooku's cape was given a slight wash to get the shine out of it. I especially wanted to give Dooku teh blochy skin look that he has and Ki-Adi more promienent darker folds like he should have LMK what you think.

Count Dooku
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/cod1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/cod2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/cod3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/cod4.JPG)


Ki-Adi-Mundi
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/kam1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/kam2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/kam3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/kam4.JPG)

Ron
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Post by: jedistyle on November 6, 2005, 08:24 AM
Wow! That is an awsome Ki-Adi. The head is amazing, it looks better than the actual actors head in the movie! 

The Dooku looks good as well, the uniform all in brown really looks better.

You do some awsome work HEMBLE!
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Post by: blaster_e11 on November 6, 2005, 10:38 AM
you've really improved these figs, the paintjob is so lifelike now !
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Post by: CHEWIE on November 6, 2005, 10:04 PM
Good Lord, I can't believe how good you are at painting.  It's unbelievable.

Ki Adi Mundi really looks alive.  Dooku does too.

How long does a detailed repaint like this usually take you to do?

 :P
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Post by: Diddly on November 6, 2005, 11:50 PM
Dear Lord, those are so realistic! That first pic of Ki-Adi looks right out of the movie! Dooku is amazing as well. It's a shame Hasbro gave him that slouch, otherwise he'd be perfect!
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Post by: hemble on November 7, 2005, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the comments guys always appreciate them

Chewie-
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How long does a detailed repaint like this usually take you to do?
   
  It usualy takes me anything between 5-6 hours on a figure but if I work a Saturday like I just did I can do 3 figures in 10.5 hrs, I did a OTC Luke but did'nt like his eyes so I'm redoing him.

Ron
Title: Obi-wan In ROTS Clone Trooper Armour 3&3/4
Post by: hemble on November 11, 2005, 05:35 AM
Hi All

Well I just completed my real first custom this week the parts I used are obi-wan in flight gear and super articulated Clone trooper.
I kept the lower torso and legs, hands, helmet and shoulder parts of the trooper and the head,upper body, lower robes and forearms of Obi-wan.
I had to cut open the Obi torso to get the Troopers legs and shoulders in and I slipped the lower robes over the legs so once that was done I super-glued the body together and feeled in the gaps.
The Obi forearms were modified to fit the upper arm section and the hands were also modified and was I was happy I painted the whole figure using Vallejo and GW paints

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/ob1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/ob2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/ob3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/ob4.JPG)


Ron
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Post by: Jayson on November 11, 2005, 08:53 AM
Looks great… awesome likeness :o
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Post by: jokabofe on November 11, 2005, 09:25 AM
That Obi looks really good. I like the fact that you switched the arms around from the way that everyone else (including me) made one. And of course, great paint job.
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Post by: CHEWIE on November 11, 2005, 10:03 AM
That Obi Wan is nothing short of breathtaking.  Great mixing of the parts for a new look.  I think hands down you are the best one around here with your life-like painting.

 :P
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Post by: jedipurge on November 11, 2005, 03:54 PM
wow.  no really i mean just wow.  hasbro is put to shame once again.
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Post by: Nirvana on November 11, 2005, 05:54 PM
I REALLY like the Obi-Wan clone armor. They way you have cloth for the forearms and armor for the biceps makes it different from all the others. Also, I love your painting. Great work.
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Post by: MetalJedi on November 12, 2005, 01:25 AM
The Obi Wan in Clone Armor is spectacular! It looks so lifelike. This is how its done Hasbro.
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Post by: ThePerennial on November 12, 2005, 12:51 PM
The obi-wan in clone armour is fantastic! I cannot believe that isn't real!

 The same goes for Count Dooku, which is my favourite of the bunch you posted. The beard looks spot-on and everything about it is awesome.
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Post by: hemble on November 12, 2005, 05:09 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks so much for the kind comments I'm really glad you like him just finished repainting to more figures will post them shortly.

Ron
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Post by: Nirvana on November 12, 2005, 05:23 PM
Cool, I can't wait. Your customs are sweet.
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Post by: hemble on November 13, 2005, 01:46 AM
Hi All

Have repainted another figure this time it's Obi-Wan from A New Hope he was paintedusing Vallejo, Reaper mimiature and GW paints I also gave the robe a spray of matt brown to give it a darker look.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bk1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bk2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bk3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bk4.JPG)

Ron
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Post by: CHEWIE on November 13, 2005, 05:01 AM
You've already mastered ther art of painting cloth goods!  What's next, creating Owen-esque dioramas!!!   ;D

Really, your work is outstanding.  You add so much life to your customs.  Totally amazing.

 :P
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Post by: hemble on November 13, 2005, 06:23 AM
Hi Chewie

Yet again thanks mate just finishing Solo, Leia and Luke and will post soon.

And talking about dio's I've got 2 in I'm just working out some idea's at the moment but I can say this mine will be like my military dio's as in you won't be able to move the figures they are going to glued and puttied up.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on November 16, 2005, 02:33 AM
Hi All

Well here's Solo  from Ep-iv all done I was really impressed with the scuplt on this figure the likeness is spot on.
As always the figure was painted with Vallejo, Reaper miniatures and GW paints except for the shirt which was done using folkart paints Linen colour.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hs1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hs2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hs3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hs4.JPG)

Ron
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Post by: blaster_e11 on November 16, 2005, 03:51 AM
these are so lifelike, it makes my best looking human figs (han VOTC and obi pilot) look cheap  :o
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Post by: In Rem on November 16, 2005, 09:30 AM
Absolutely amazing. I never liked that VOTC Obi Wan much... until now :)
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Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2005, 10:22 AM
Man, that Han Solo looks freaking REAL.  I can't believe how much different your paint apps make Hasbro's sculpts look.

 :P
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 16, 2005, 05:18 PM
Those are exceptionally well painted Hemble. Very detailed faces. Too bad the obiwan has that gigantic cloak.
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Post by: hemble on November 17, 2005, 06:59 AM
Hi MP

thanks for the comments and feedback.

I think why the cloak looks to bulky is due the excess seams in the arm area I might see if I can cut them away and see how it looks.

Ron

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Post by: hemble on November 25, 2005, 07:47 PM
Hi Guys

Here is my custom Bounty Hunter Seltor Meslete the characters name comes from my character from SW Galaxies which is a Bounty Hunter and the colour of the armour is what he looked like in the game except it wasn't clone armour he was wearing but it's pretty close to it.

the whole body except the arms are the super articulated trooper teh arms are from the OTC Luke I just cut off the forearm and and added the troopers forearm.
 
The pouches are from the BBI elite force figures, the cape is a piece of pleather and I added a antenna and range finder to his helmet and puttied up area's of his helmet.

The figure was painted with Vallejo and GW paints and wear and tear and weathering was added to him.

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/sm1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/sm2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/sm3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/sm4.JPG)
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Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2005, 12:22 PM
Holy Crap, that's awesome Hemble.  I really like this paint scheme you used.  It is a nice, fresh color that seems to be rarely used for whatever reason.  The cloth cape looks fantastic.

What kind of helmet does he have in the game?  Is it close to a Clone helmet?

 :P
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Post by: Nirvana on November 26, 2005, 12:32 PM
That's one sweet bounty hunter. I really like the colors you used and the biceps. Awesome job.
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Post by: hemble on November 26, 2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the comments  guys

Chewie
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What kind of helmet does he have in the game?  Is it close to a Clone helmet?

I can't remember the exact name of the armour but the helmet he wears in the game is more like a Boba helmet it's more around on top and slops a little at the front.

darth_nirvana
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I really like the colors you used and the biceps

Glad you like the biceps they were a pain to do Luke being of correct height in the new OTC range made his arms really short when put next to the clone so I had to some cutting to get it right without loosing any articulation.

Ron
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Post by: jedistyle on November 26, 2005, 03:39 PM
wow, that is an awsome custom hemble! very creative use of clone armor and the colors are just sick! where did you get the pouches around his belt, those look really good as well.

the arms look a bit thin in proportion to the rest of the figure, but still look good.

again this is a great figure, one of my fav's of your, aside from your ki-adi-mundi revamp. keep up yhe great work and the original charecters, thanks for showing them!
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Post by: Darth Delicious on November 27, 2005, 02:54 AM
Wow! I really like the bounty hunter, Hemble! The colors and paint job are phenomenal, and I love the way the cape looks.

My only quibble is those VOTC Luke Arms look way too skinny. He looks a little less intimidating when you realize he's got skinny 12 year old girl arms...I'd suggest using the arms from one of the many current GI Joes that are a little more buffed up.

-DD
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Post by: hemble on November 27, 2005, 06:19 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the feedback .

Glad you all like the paint work I didn't think it was going to turn out this well but I was very happy with the end result.

With the arms I didn't even think of using GI Joe arms wish I did now he does have girly looking arms when you really look at it .

Ron
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 27, 2005, 11:12 PM
I really like this guy. It looks very rusty but reminds me of a prototype boba fett character. The cape is the best part.
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Post by: hemble on November 28, 2005, 09:38 PM
Hi M_P

Glad you like him I have a few more idea's for a cuople of more Bounty Hunters so hopefully they will work out.

Ron
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Post by: Ryan on November 28, 2005, 09:59 PM
Fantastic updates Ron! The Han is phemomonal, I never thought there was anything wrong with the VOTC figure until I saw your's. That is what it should have looked like. I think what reallly amazes me, besides the ability to capture perfect skintones, is how smooth the the paint apps are. The paint doesn't look too thick and there is no evidence of brush strokes.

Seltor is a great figure as well. The part choice is really good, but I agree his arms are a bit girlish. The belt and they cape look excellent on him. The weathering is very nicely done, it looks random and isn't overdone. The burgundy/green color scheme looks really sharp.

Keep up the great work! :)
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Post by: hemble on November 30, 2005, 08:16 PM
Hi Ryan

Mate glad you like him the paint is easy to do once it start to dry a go over it with again with a brush with the slightest amount of water and it will get rid of any lumps and paint brush marks.

And just finished of Anakin (Fallen Jedi) will post as soon as I get a sunny day.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on December 4, 2005, 12:13 AM
Hi Guys

Wasn't happy with the Anakin pics came out so I'll take more later but for now here is my repaint of Captain Picard.

Ron
sorry pics lost
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Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 12:30 AM
Oh My Lord, that looks just like the good captain.  I never can believe how well you are at painting figures to bring out the sculpts in them and to make them really seem alive.  Wow, simply WOW!  Especially around the eyes, and the eyes themselves.  It looks like a real model of him.  Perfectly executed, as always!

 :P
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Post by: hemble on December 4, 2005, 06:45 AM
Hi Chewie

Thanks for the comments mate really apprecaite them. also here is another figure.

Jaffa Warrior Stargate 12 inch
I had done this figure about a year ago now and decided to take better pics as the other's where very dark.

The head is Imotep I thought it would make a good Jaffa you can get it from here http://www.h2creative.com/HeroHeads.html. I added the head crest using greenstuff nothing fancy just a few wany lines.
The body is from Dragon as is the chain mail the chain mail skirt is just some medical bandage and the wrap is from an old Hasbro Obi-Wan clothing.
The shoulder armour is plastic sheet and clothing elastic, the wrist bands are from the bits box and teh staff weapon was done by a mate in the states I just modified it a little. Then the figure was painted with Gw and Reaper miniature paints

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/jw1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/jw2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/jw3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/jw4.jpg)
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Post by: CHEWIE on December 4, 2005, 12:45 PM
I would have replied about two minutes ago, but after seeing this latest custom, I fell out of my chair and couldn't get up for a bit.

This is so cool... wait until our local Stargate guru, Ryan (SLC) sees it!

 :P
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Post by: Glassman6 on December 4, 2005, 01:15 PM
Hemble, these paint jobs are fantastic. They really do bring the custom to life.
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Post by: hemble on December 4, 2005, 06:01 PM
Thanks Guys

Going to redo pics of some older figures and post them over the comming weeks but in the middle of doing a dio with Han, Luke and Liea on the Death Star.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on December 10, 2005, 10:21 PM
Hi All

This is an older custom figure I did I pulled him out from the wardrobe and pulled him apart and redid him. The figure is Klaang from Enterprise Broken Bow this is what he looked liked before a started http://www.startrekdb.se/leksaker/art_asylum/broken_bow/broken_bow.php?visa=broken_bow-klaang.jpg.

The only thing that I did'nt sand or cut away where the legs and head, once everything was removed I got to work on him.
1-The tunic is from an old t-shirt which I cut it to size and sewed and glued to the main bodyand added elastic strips and cord to it.
I then added the back armour using plasti-card cut out to the desired shape and thinkness.
2-The shoulder armour is a combination of plasti-card and rubber and elastic strips.
3-The arms where covered in and old hankychief and then covered with static grass to give it that furry look.
4- The belt is some old hard rubber I had lying around and teh holster is made from scrap leather.
5-The hands where covered with greenstuff and molded and then plasti-card was used for the spikes

I re-painted the body using Vallejo, Reaper miniature, GW and artist paints. And for the head and hands I used artist paints and GW paints.

sorry pics lost

Ron
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Post by: hemble on December 27, 2005, 05:40 PM
Hi Guys

Here are a few Marvel Super Hero's I ve done they are both repaints except for Captian America I've just added some damage to him using greenstuff teh both have been painted using vallejo, reaper and GW paints.

Captian America
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/ca1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/ca2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/ca3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/ca4.jpg)

Iron man
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/im1.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/im2.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/im3.JPG)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/im4.JPG)

Ron
PS - once I get my computer up and running I'll post more pics.
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Post by: Gregorbian on December 29, 2005, 12:41 PM
Great work Hemble!  The paint apps are incredible, I really like the beat-up Cap. America.
Are you able to keep the paint from chipping off of the joints? When I made my Marvel Legends Boba Fett I had a little trouble keeping the paint on the shoulder and knee joints  :-\
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Post by: hemble on December 29, 2005, 06:52 PM
Hi G

Thanks mate glad you like em with the paint you have 2 options
1- sand down the joint sections a little so that paint doesn't rub
2- once you've painted the joints use a little super glue on the area's you don't want rubbing to occur.

Ron
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Post by: Gregorbian on December 29, 2005, 07:00 PM
Oh yeah, I always mean to try that super-glue trick but never get around to it.  Thanks!
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Post by: Joe on December 29, 2005, 10:36 PM
Wonderful  pain apps!I love that Captain America.
Just one question  how do you get the super glue on with out gluing the joint i've had bad experiances doing that in the past.
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Post by: CHEWIE on December 29, 2005, 10:48 PM
Hemble your painting is so great that I don't even know where to start with these.  The detail is just amazing.  I think you are the best painter around.
You bring a level of "life" to your work that I could only dream of achieving!

 :P
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Post by: darth_ripley on December 30, 2005, 04:26 PM
i really like the Capt. America the best -- the level of paint detail is astounding on it. i like the torn mask and the weathering and tears on the suit look so realistic, like he fought one helluva battle in the real world and took a few licks here and there.

i am looking forward to seeing more of your work  :)
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Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 30, 2005, 05:49 PM
You are deffinately Tops in the Paint department. Are the Iron Man and the Captain America the 4" Scale figs or the Marvel Legends Figs. I Can't tell from the Pics. Either way they look great.

Keep up the Great Work :)
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Post by: hemble on December 30, 2005, 07:38 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks guys glad you like them and thanks for the comments I have more in the works I also got my computer fixed so I'll more pics very soon.

Fritz - Hi mate the figures are the Marvel Legends Series which are 6" or there about.

NoMercyJoe - I use a tooth pick and slowely apply it to the the areas that I think will srcatch and I do a little at a time.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on January 30, 2006, 06:26 AM
Hi All

Well I'm back  ;D it's been to bloody long for my taste I've finally completed all the commission works I had to do and I just got a patch of SW figures so it won't be long before you'll see my next SW custom and repaint.

Also I've hasd a quick look at people's customs and I'll reply to them all in the next couple of days you guys/gals sure have been busy. So to start of a new year I decided to do the figure below he took me 10.5 hrs over the weekend LMK what you think.

When Enterprise aired the In a Mirror Darkly episode I knew I had to make a Mirror universe Archer I've always liked these kind of episodes and this was no exception Archer has had scuplting done and he was painted using  Reaper and GW paints.
 
Body - The body from head to toe is the Artasylum Archer from Broken Bow.
Head - The head has been cut and sanded down and greenstuff was added to give him the spikey look from the episode.
Belt, holster and shoulder strap - These have been made from left over leather and small wire was attached to the ends of the straps to the belts.
Weapons - The laser pistol is from the Archer figure set and the knife and sheath are from Artasylums Mirror universe Kirk.
Shoulder epelets, patches and decorations - the epelets are from leather and plasticard card cut to size and painted and the
decorations are also made from plasticard and painted and the patches are from the internet resized, printed and cut out and glued.

sorry pics lost

Ron
 
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Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2006, 10:56 AM
That's so real and lifelike... wow.  I really am impressed once again.  It's hard to give you any advice, because you already paint these a million times better than I could.

Thanks for showing them as always, and being so helpful in your process.  Sometimes at a certain other site there are some expert painters who don't always want to share their techniques. 

Now, we need to see a new Star Wars figure.   ;)

 :P
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Post by: hemble on January 31, 2006, 10:03 PM
Hi Chewie

Thanks for the reply mate and thanks for the kind words, I know what you mean about other painters but you know me if I can help someone improve in a certain area I'm more then happy to.

And You'll see 3 new SW figures end of next week 2 repaints and 1 custom.

Ron
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Post by: Gregorbian on January 31, 2006, 10:19 PM
Man, I don't know how I missed this!  The paint job is crazy, nice job!
It's eerie how much he looks like a real person, the paint apps on the face are incredible!

I can't wait to see your SW customs  :)
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Post by: hemble on February 1, 2006, 06:19 PM
Hi Gregorbian

Thanks for the comments mate really apprecaite it

Ron
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Post by: hemble on February 7, 2006, 04:50 AM
Hi All

Well finally got a SW custom finished and this little bugger took me ages to do as I wanted life like looking fur on him instead of just a normal repaint.

Teebo is from Hasbro and has had a layer of static grass added to his body using woodglue, Once dried the static grass was then painted using Reaper miniature paints.
I let the fur dry for 2 hours then re-applied a lighter colour of grey to the fur then painted in the white stripes and the eyes, mouth, teeth using GW paints.
The head gear,spear, horn and knife sheath were painted using Reaper and GW paints and the horn and sheath were given leather straps from the spare parts box. Also I was able to keep all the articulation for the figure.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/tb1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/tb2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/tb3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/tb4.jpg)

Ron
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Post by: PenDragon on February 7, 2006, 08:41 AM
Commented more at FFURG, but again, very cool! And on such a small scale!
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Post by: BrentS on February 7, 2006, 09:15 AM
Wow, that is one of the best customs I've ever seen.  Incredible detail.  Simply stunning.
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Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2006, 10:22 AM
Wow, I never would have thought that a real fur effect would work, but you mastered it.  It looks just so damn real!  It honestly looks like he walked right out of the movie.  Easily one of the most impressive customs I've seen anyone make.

 :P
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Post by: jedipurge on February 7, 2006, 12:12 PM
my oh my oh my, now that's impressive.  what is the "fur" made from.  I keep looking at him and i'm totally floored by this hemble i mean really why can't we get hasbro to do this good of a job, it might take the sting out of the $6.99 price tag if they were this good.
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Post by: Glassman6 on February 7, 2006, 01:26 PM
I will repeat the same thing i said before at ffurg.

That is just amazing Hem.  Amazing. Thats all i can think of... Amazing!
You did an excelent job on making that grass/fur seamless. It looks so natural.

Before i read what you typed, When i saw the pics... I thought, D@mn that looks like fur.

Beautiful work. Supurb painting as usual.
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Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 7, 2006, 07:15 PM
excellent looks so real like one of the costumes they used. What scale is it, ifits 3 3/4 i may have to try this.
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Post by: Commander_Miseria on February 7, 2006, 08:12 PM
oh WOW!! :o :o :o
Awesome job, hemble i never would even thought of doing that to an ewok, but that really is a MAJOR improvement on the plastic ewoks we got.

I wanna pet him  :P
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Post by: exjedi on February 7, 2006, 09:04 PM
That is no doubt the best Ewok custom I have ever seen!  Very nice details and paint apps. on this one, hope to see some more.

I might actually get excited about buying an Ewok if Hasbro made them like this...
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Post by: hemble on February 8, 2006, 02:54 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the great feedback I really appreciate them all, I'm doing Chewie at the moment so I hope he turns out just as well.

Smarty  - he is the 3-3/4 figure look forward to seeing how you go.

Ron
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Post by: TR1ER on February 9, 2006, 03:22 AM
Wow that just looks so damn real man. I am really a fan of your paints jobs they really bring out the best in Star wars figures.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on February 9, 2006, 10:26 AM
What a great idea to use that fake train grass for fur. I wonder how that technique would look on my snowbunny Padme. Very good idea and a great look ewok!
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Post by: hemble on February 10, 2006, 08:07 PM
Hi Guys

TR1ER - Thanks for the kind words mate I really apprecaite it.

Master_Phruby - Cheers mate, And for the snobunny Padme instead of static grass you can buy a product from woodland scenics (FC144 - Bushes - Olive Green) all you would have to do is put some in a sieve and shake it onto a piece of paper and use that.

Once you have the amount you want glue the area you are goping to use and then dab the the bushes that are on teh paper to the glued area's wait to dry and then paint I think this would make a better looking fur for Pame's costume.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on February 11, 2006, 08:05 PM
Hi All

Chewbacca and C-3PO are from Hasbro's SAGA figure's I added a layer of static grass to Chewie to give him life like looking fur like I did with Teebo. I then painted him various colours of brown's, tan's and black to get the right fur colour C-3PO was given a black wash and then a drybrush of two different golds to get the desired colour both figure's were painted with Reaper miniature's, Vallejo and GW paints. I want to do the OTC Chewie in fur but wanted to try it on an older figure first again I was able to keep all the articulation.

sorry pics lost thak god this was a crappy figure LOL

Ron
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Post by: Reid on February 11, 2006, 08:17 PM


(http://www.zipworld.com.au/~hemble/starwars/ch5.jpg)
Ron

Looks more like Chewie with Wookie Skin Disease.  ;D

Jk, he looks good, but your ewok looks simply stunning.
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Post by: darth_ripley on February 12, 2006, 01:29 AM
Hemble, your ewok is amazing. the fur "length" works great for that particular character and makes him look completely movie accurate along with the wonderful paint apps. this is a really creative way to have a realistic furry ewok.

the Chewie doesn't seem to work as well, considering how long his fur was in the movies, it kind of looks as if he had a bad hair cut. the paint apps are great on him, i just think a different kind of fur would work much better that had a longer length to it on him.
 
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Post by: Darth Delicious on February 12, 2006, 01:40 AM
I have to agree with Ripley on this one...Chewie's a great effort, but it just doesn't look natural. However, on Teebo, it's simply amazing how realistic it looks. I can't stop looking at it.


-DD
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Post by: CHEWIE on February 12, 2006, 01:49 AM
I hate to say it... but I agree that the Chewbacca figure doesn't look as good with this material.  Your technique is unreal and surpasses ANYTHING that I could ever attempt though.  So that's not a knock on the Wookiee, it just seems to work better on Teebo for some reason.  I don't know how many other species besides Ewoks it would work on... maybe a Whipid or something, it might look great on that species.  Or a Lak Sivrak figure too maybe.

Really though I think it comes down to us recognizing Wookiee hair as being kind of long.  But again, I commend you for a great custom and trying something most of us wouldn't even dream of trying.  Well done Hemble.

 :P
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Post by: hemble on February 12, 2006, 02:27 AM
Hi Guys Thanks for the comments and yes I even have make a bad figure now and then (oh no did I actually say that) :) no but honestly I'm glad you guys don't bull**** and are straight forward that's why I like this forum so much.

I have to agree with you all, and HunterofThePegs comment made me laugh he wrote
Quote
Looks more like Chewie with Wookie Skin Disease
.

I have to agree the hair isn't long enough to work as effectively on a wookie but Teebo I think it looks good on him due to the short hair, I'm glad I did it on an older figure first then the new OTC Chewie, well back to the drawing board as they say.

And thanks for the feedback guys really apprecaite it.

Ron
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Post by: Clone Commander on February 12, 2006, 02:21 PM
Neat chewie.
But I dont really think it looks like him.
It doesnt have the same effect as the static grass did on teebo but I love 3po!
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Post by: Gregorbian on February 12, 2006, 05:48 PM
Well, it seems like everybody covered any comments that I would make, but I have to echo what has already been said about Teebo - Simply Amazing!  That is such a great idea, I never would have thought of trying that.  When I saw the first pic, I couldn't figure out what scale that was (I thought it was at least a 1/6 scale figure by the detail).  Awesome!

My only problem with Chewie is his face.  I think the body and limbs look perfect, but the static grass didn't really work for the face.  Do they make longer static grass?
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Post by: hemble on February 13, 2006, 01:34 AM
Hi Guys

Again thanks for the feedback and comments always appreciated. I went to the local teddy bear shop and got some fur so I'm going to try and layer it so I'll see how it goes.

Ron
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Post by: starkid500 on February 13, 2006, 08:39 PM
omg :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Commander_Miseria on February 13, 2006, 11:47 PM
I'm gunna have to go with everyone else and say he looks good, but it doesn't quite work on chewie. Looks more like fuzz than fur. I think thats why it works on the ewok.
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Post by: hemble on February 15, 2006, 01:41 AM
Gday Guys

Thanks for the feedback always appreciated.

Ron
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Post by: hemble on February 26, 2006, 12:45 AM
Hi Guys

Just a quicky today  a sneak peak at 2.5 figures that I have been doing the batteries went dead while I was taking pics so i'll get new ones during the week and post the full lot. I thought I would do them in grey to keep you guessing what they look like in colour. ;D

Ron
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/imp1.jpg)
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Post by: CHEWIE on February 26, 2006, 12:53 AM
Most outstanding update - isn't that Imperial Officer great for parts?  I did a couple of Rykrof's similar to that, did that influence the idea at all.  Great job converting to a Stormtrooper for parts.  I love it.

Luke and Yoda rock too... very well done.  I can't wait too seem them in color, but there is something artistic about it being done in black and white.

 :P
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Post by: hemble on February 26, 2006, 01:28 AM
Hi Chewie

Thanks mate and spoton it is the imp officer and yep I did get the idea after seeing your Rykrof I could'nt belive how well he looked(thanks mate) and thought I'll have to give him ago.

I think your going to love the colour version of Luke and Yoda I got alot more detail out in both figures it took me 6 days just to do these to so I hope you and the other guys/gals like them.

With the black and white pics I have to agree and also it leaves a little mystery to what it really looks like.

Ron
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Post by: In Rem on February 26, 2006, 01:41 AM
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/imp3.jpg)
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/imp9.jpg)

Holy freakin' cow! I'm sure I will be equally impressed with the Luke/Yoda when you release the color pic, but this Imperial Officer is amazing! Way to take a good idea and really expand on it. This design seems so... so probable. I've never bought into the idea that Stormies go into battle all decked out in armor while the officers just take it on faith they won't need any. :)

Beautiful work.
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Post by: TR1ER on February 26, 2006, 01:55 AM
 :o Wow man even in grey they look dope I can't wait to see them in color!
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Post by: BrentS on February 26, 2006, 02:09 AM
So Hemble's secret for masterful painting is discovered.  He paints everything in shades of gray before adding the color.  Very nice.

In all seriousness.  Those look great.  I think that Yoda/Luke are amazing so far. 
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Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 26, 2006, 01:17 PM
My god the clothes on the yoda look real even with it jsut being in Black and white man can't wait to see em in color.
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Post by: hemble on February 27, 2006, 12:41 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the replies I really apprecaite them, I picked some new batteries today soonce the rain stops I'll take new pics.

Ron
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Post by: jedipurge on February 27, 2006, 03:39 PM
great work hemble, i'd thought of that idea as well based off of chewie's work with rykrof.  another option i'd thought of was to give him the snowtrooper skirt, and the chest armor/with an AT-AT or AT-ST helmet.
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Post by: Phalanxx on February 28, 2006, 09:20 AM
Man, even in black and white, your customizing skills really show through.  Can't wait to see the colored version of these photos.
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Post by: hemble on March 1, 2006, 05:05 AM
Hi Phalanxx and jedipurge

Thanks for the comments guys most appreciated.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - sneak peak 25/02/06 PAGE 12
Post by: hemble on March 1, 2006, 05:14 AM
Ok Guys
The Imperial officer was made using three different figures, I had to cut the neck, legs and pop the arms off the old imperial officer
 
I then had to drill out the legs and arms to fit the sandtrooper parts. I also cut Veer's neck off and glue it to the body once I got the
 
desired look I then repainted him using GW and Reaper miniature paints

1-Imperial officer body #55
2-Head and neck section are from General Veers SAGA collection #07
3-Arms,legs, helmet and belt are from the sandtrooper from the EVOLUTION series #1
4-Pouches, holster and laser pistol are from the bits box.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/imp1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/imp2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/imp3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/imp4.jpg)

Ron
 

 
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: In Rem on March 1, 2006, 08:35 AM
I don't really know a better way to put it, but those are just crazy good, man!

I always love to see something that's already really good like that Luke and Yoda improved in your style.

Taking the concept of a lightly armored imperial commander to the level you have here is magnificent. This I'll most certainly give a try at some point.

Great work.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Phalanxx on March 1, 2006, 09:38 AM
Great to see these figures in color.  They both look great.  Always impressed with your painting skills.

Luke & Yoda - Great overall job on these figures.  Yoda tunic actually looks like it was made from fabric instead of plastic.

Imperial Field Officer - Nice take on this figure. Although we have seen similar customs using clone trooper armor, the use of stormtrooper armor on this one makes it stand out   The added pouches on the ST belt is a great touch.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: CHEWIE on March 1, 2006, 10:18 AM
Very nice to see these in color Hemble.  Your painting is always amazing and really brings things to life.   I love the Imperial a lot, and maybe even more without the helmet on.  It's a VERY believeable design.  Great work.

 :P
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Fritzkrieg on March 1, 2006, 07:46 PM
Wow Great Stuff!

I've always been a Big Fan of your Paint Aps. They really add a touch of realism to these toys.

I'm really digging your Imp. Field Officer. That Custom Belt is just, Sweet and really give the Custom that little Touch that puts it over the Top.

Keep up the Great Work!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 3, 2006, 04:31 AM
Hi Guys

Really glad you like both the figures and thanks for the comments I really appreciate them.

And just to let everyone know Chewbacca 2.0 is coming along very well I'll post pics of WIP soon

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: BrentS on March 3, 2006, 11:22 AM
Hemble - I really like the Yoda/Luke.  I can't believe how well you can make the plastic look like Cloth.   The imperial trooper is a great looking figure but I'm not sure I'm sold on the design.  However, this is strictly personal preference and not a critique on the figure b/c he looks amazing!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 4, 2006, 11:09 PM
Hi BrentS

thanks for the reply mate always appreciated and no worries regarding the Imp Officer everyone has the own ideas and preferences it would'ne be fun doing customs if everyone did or liked the same things.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Nirvana on March 5, 2006, 09:53 AM
I really like the Imperial Field Officer. The armor and helemt is awesome, I just think that the Stormie belt looks too bulky. Maybe Dremel down the inside of the belt to make it less thick. It's just a suggestion, but still, your painting skills is untouchable.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Gregorbian on March 5, 2006, 09:51 PM
Whoa, great repaint on that Dagobah Luke hemble!  I have no idea how you paint that well, but whatever you do, your customs always look incredible.  Excellent work!

I love that Imperial Field Officer.  Ever since I saw CHEWIE's Rykrof in that type of uniform, I always wanted to make one.  The paint job looks sharp too, the head doesn't even look like Veers anymore!
Great update hemble, I think I'll have to follow your and CHEWIE's lead and make one of those Field Officers!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2006, 04:04 AM
Hi Guys sorry I didn't respond earlier

Darth Nirvana - Hi Mate glad you like em, with the belt I have taken it down to about 3mm from the front I think the reason it looks so bulky is that I kept the imps officers original belt underneath.

Gregorbian - Cheers mate thanks for the reply, I have to agree if I didn't see Chewie's Rykrof figure I would'nt have even tried it.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 01/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2006, 06:32 AM
Hi All
I thought I would do a simple dio called FETTS BOUNTY. I used the SW visual dictionary as a guide when I painted FETT . LMK what you think

Bobba Fett is from the New vintage style figures he has been repainted using Vallejo and GW paints the only adjustments I did was to the targeting system on his helmet I made the aerial section thinner using a piece of plasti-card.
 
Solo in Carbonite is from Wave 1 - Battle of Carkoon set I just filled in the gaps using grennstuff and put a plasti-card back on it and painted it using GW paints the printed base I got from this site  http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/  and the lower section of the base is an old DVD container bottom I had lying around.
 
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/bf4.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/bf5.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/bf3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/bf6.jpg)
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Clone Commander on March 13, 2006, 08:43 AM
 :o WHOA!
That boba is sweet, really great, accurate paint job and some on the solo!
Wow. I'm in awe!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 13, 2006, 09:11 AM
WOW the carbonite looks like it's out of the movie, and Boba.... I never thought a Votc Fett could get any better, looks like you changed the jumpsuit and then washed it like you always do to bring out the texture.  And the battle damage is awesome.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 10:01 AM
Hemble, the Fett is just amazing.  Stellar job on this one, your painting makes an excellent figure perfect.  The 'base' he's standing on looks great too, as does the carbonite.

 :P
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Lestat on March 13, 2006, 10:11 AM
Wow I was just looking through your thread and your paint skills are excellent! I saw your Ewok on the fwoosh and was amazed at how well executed he was. Brilliant idea. Your Imperial field officer is a very smart original concept. I like it most because it's an original idea that looks like it could fit right into the SW universe without missing a step. Have you ever done a tutorial on painting? I'd really like to see what your process is.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: BrentS on March 13, 2006, 12:11 PM
Boba Fett is simply stunning.  Its hard to imagine that these are 3-3/4 inch figures.  Your detailing is just great.  On the Carbonite - I want to go back and look at mine to see what you added to it to bring it to life.  My only minor criticism is in the edges of the lights on the floor.  Maybe you can use a colored marker or paint around the white rim that still can be seen on the printed paper.  Like I said this is very very very minor.

I would echo Lestats request for a painting tutorial.  Your wash techniques always come out so well. 
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2006, 11:52 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the replies as always I really appreciate them.

I did a face painting tutorial for 12" figures awhile back it should still be in the search engine area I think if not I can repost it again.

As for tutorial's let me know what you would like to see and I'll do some up no worries at all.

BrentS - thanks for the tip about the markers it worked really well on the edges cheers.


Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 01:03 AM
Hey Hemble!

Now THAT is a realistic looking Fett! Great attention to detail and really vibrant colors...I have to say you took an already excellent figure and made it flawless. with your paint app.

The Solo came out very nice as well, I like the silvery look. Great job man!

-DD
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 14, 2006, 12:00 PM
Your repaints are always top notch, I never get tired of them. BUt my fave of the bunch is the feild officer. That is a great concept, and it looks awesome. Good job.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2006, 10:39 PM
Hi Darth_Ennis

Thanks for the reply buddy

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 13/03/06 PAGE 13
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Guys

Well this isn't a SW custom but you all know me I like to show you all some of my other works every now and then so here is Tarzan desrciption below.

I've always wanted to make a Tarzan figure but never could find the right body until I found Weapon X Wolverine it was the right size for what I wanted.
I have a King Kong figure that I was going to use with Tarzan and it towered over him the way I wanted it to but I could'nt get the fur to look the way I wanted so I'll post pics of the ape when I've done. And I always wanted Tarzan to have a Bow and Arrow so I made him some.
Tarzan is painted using Reaper miniature, Vallejo and GW paints the knife sheath, arrow case and loin cloth made from some old pieces of pleather painted and weathered the recipe for Tarzan is below.

Head - ML professor X
Body - ML weapon X Wolverine
Hair - LOTR Boromir
Knife, Bow and arrows LOTR Egolas

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/t1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/t2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/t3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/t4.jpg)
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: In Rem on March 20, 2006, 01:06 AM
That's amazing, man! Always nice to see a fresh take on a classic character. And the fact that he's SA fits nicely with Tarzan... perhaps some action shots of him swinging through the jungle? :)

Nice as ever, hemble!
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: BrentS on March 20, 2006, 04:26 PM
Hemble, your work never ceases to amaze me.  The thing I like best about this is how you blending to two different toys to make the head and hair.  It looks great.  You definitely need to get a shot of this guy swinging from a vine.  As always, the paint applications are spectacular.
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 20, 2006, 04:37 PM
 [tarzan yell] ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhahhhhhhhhhhhhhahhhhhhhhhhhh [tarzan yell/]
My God you did excellent Hemble, you made it look like real skin. He is a beast man he could take your head off with his fist. :-X
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2006, 04:49 PM
It's great seeing how you are able to branch out into different toy lines Hemble.  What a great job you did on this custom.  All the parts are a great match, but it's your painting that just blows my mind.

 :P
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2006, 06:33 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the reply regarding Tarzan really glad you all liked him and Sorry for not replying sooner been busy at work and also wanted to finish off two small SW dio's.

Ron
Title: Re: HEMBLE'S CUSTOMS - UPDATED 20/03/06 PAGE 14
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2006, 06:46 AM
Hi Guys

Well here are those two dio's I mentioned I'm really enjoying doing these and I'm looking into doing some bigger projects as well, Well here they are LMK what you think.

Jawa and Gonk droid

The Jawa and Gonk Droid are both from Hasbro they have been repainted using Vallejo and Reaper Miniature paints the antenna is from the Bespin Luke figure and the base is from ML The Punisher Movie figure it has had a two part of wood glue and plaster of paris added to the base.
While still wet sand was added and left to dry, once dry it was painted using Vallejo paints.
 
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/j1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/j2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/j3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/j4.jpg)

Clone Wars  Battle of Kelmar  the 168th Legion
This is of no particular Legion it was something I just made up

This Diorama is just something I wanted to do as I had a few Troopers lying around the are from the Trooper evolution serious.
I have repainted them again using Vallejo and Reaper Miniature paints, The base is from an old DVD container and has plaster of paris and wood glue added to it.
Once dry I glued model railway sand and static grass to the base and once dry painted the whole base using the above paints.
The bush's are plastic fish tank plants cut to size and the shrubs are from woodland scenics both were glued to the base and then painted again using the above mentioned paints.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/cc1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/cc2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/cc3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/cc4.jpg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: stormtripper on March 26, 2006, 08:08 AM
man, they look like mini unleashed.... and I am not talking the new crappy mini unleashed figures!!!
They have movement to them, I think in art they call that realism or realistic impression. What a fantastic way to display loose figures instead of boring row after row of the same figure in a bookcase ::)
(gets a little stale folk's)
hemble you are breathing life into loose collecting, keep up the good work... Looks awesome...
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: Clone Hunter on March 26, 2006, 09:06 AM
Absolutely fan-frickin-tastic.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: BrentS on March 26, 2006, 09:45 AM
Ron,  I don't even know what to say about this they are so good.   :o

The robes on the jawa look soooo realistic.  How did you get the frayed looking effects on the bottom??  Also, is that hostler part of that Jawa mold?  I'll have to go back and look at mine but I don't remember that being part of it.  The only thing you do to make this better is break inside the head and add two little LED lights to make the eyes glow  ;)  The GONK is a very effective subtle paint.  The antenna top looks like a great addition.

One the clones, I had to keep telling myself that those were only 3.75" scale figures.  Amazing detailing and the terrain platform is awesome. 

Keep up the great work!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 26, 2006, 10:47 AM
I can't even offer any constructive criticism, They are perfect, the weathering and paint jobs are just amazing :o Keep it up Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: Nirvana on March 26, 2006, 11:46 AM
That clone diorama is just plain amazing. I absolutely love it. Top-notch, the ground detail as well as the dead clone is just stunning. All your work is.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: Jedi_Master_Ben on March 26, 2006, 03:30 PM
Hey hemble,

I love these!!! I love these!!! I LOVE THESE!!!

Your attention to detail is astounding. I love the mud detail on the jawa's cloak. I had to go and get the figure off the shelf and compare. You managed to bring out details that I did not know or took for granted. Amazing! It is always the subtle changes that really bring out the design. The Gonk really feels worn out and weathered down and extremely aged. And that antenna accessory from OOM-9 looks like it has always been there or at least should be. Awesome job.

Hey look, its Clone Commander Custer's last stand ;D.  (A bit of American History Humor, I could not help myself ;D) Another fine example of what you could accomplish with basic weathering and foliage strategically placed. Very well done.

Jedi_Master_Ben
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: Clone Commander on March 26, 2006, 04:54 PM
 :o Wow!
The Battle of Kalmer eh?
Neat Idea and an exellent idea on how to display loose figures!
Nice idea using a dvd case too, awesome!  ;D
Do the troopers still have removable helmets?
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: In Rem on March 26, 2006, 10:25 PM
Whoa! Hemble, I knew you were the paint master, but these take your skills to the next level!

*very* realistic setting and postures. Nice use of the OOM-9 ant. on the Gonk.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2006, 11:36 PM
Hi Guys

stormtripper - Really appreciate the great feedabck and I know what you mean about just having the figures in a row (Boring) that's why I started doing the dio's.

Clone Hunter - Thanks for the kind words.

BrentS - Mate thanks for the feedback means alot.
As for the frayed look it was already on there same as the holster I just brought the detail out with the painting. I was thinking of the leds but decided not to for such a small dio.

Smartypants1635 - Thanks for the reply buddy I'm really glad you enjoyed them.

Darth Nirvana - Cheers mate your comments are always appreciated.

Jedi_Master_Ben - Appreciate the great feedback mate, I must be honest I did'nt think the Gonk droid was going to turn out this well I even amazed myself hehe.

Clone Commander - Thanks mate, Kalmer sounded like I good planet name so hay I went with it, I reallylike the DVD bases there a good size and I have about 6 left so mor dio's on the way.
And the helmets are glued down I used older heads from figures I had lying in the parts draw so I was able to keep the clone heads.

In Rem - Man really really appreciate the comments thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2006, 01:35 AM
Hemble, the Jawa setup is cool, but the Clone diorama is breathtaking!!!  WOW!

Your painting on them is awesome as always, but the poses you put them in, with the dead troop really brings this to life.  Holy crap.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: hyouriittai on March 28, 2006, 06:05 AM
Hemble! You crazy man! I'm new to the forums, and I thought I'd seen everything, what with the talented folks I've seen at Rebel Scum-- but your work is absolutely amazing!

I've got to say that my favorite, favorite of your pieces is the Teebo. The likeness is simply outstanding, and the use of the static grass just blew my mind. Seeing your detailed paintjobs and now, diorama work, I am getting even more motivated to get cracking on my stuff.

Btw, I really appreciate your kind words on my thread! Thanks.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: hemble on April 7, 2006, 07:17 AM
Hi Guys

Sorry I didn't get back to you both sooner I must have deleted the emails regarding replies I do apologize.

Chewie- cheers mate I'm really glad you like em, I think this is the way I'm going to go with most of my figure for now on putting them on dio's I think they just look better with some scenery.

hyouriittai - thanks for the feedback mate much apprecaited and good to see you doing some great work yourself.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 26/03/06 P-15 Pic Heavy
Post by: hemble on April 7, 2006, 07:20 AM
Hi All

Quilan Vos is a commission piece for a member on one of the Aussie figure forums I go to it took me around 1-1/2 weeks to complete him, He has been painted using Reaper miniatures and Vallejo paints. The only reference that can be found of him besides in the comic books is a small part in Star Wars EP1 when you see him sitting down at the food shanti where Jar Jar tries to steal the dead animal. The recipe is below on parts I used.

1: Head and body from Dragon.
2: Hair is 50% sculpted using green stuff and 50% molded hair from a Andromeda figure.
3: Leather pants from Andromeda figure.
4: Boots from WW2 German figure.
5: Body Armour is from a modern day Dragon figure flak jacket altered using pieces of leather.
6: Shoulder pad is from a 12" clone trooper which as been altered and the emblem is made from greenstuff,
7: The robes and waist wrap are some old pieces of cloth winch have been dyed as are the hand wraps which also have been dyed.
8: The belt is leather and pleather with studs added and pouches from an old Obi-Kenobi belt the buckle is from the bits box and the saber hilt is and old metal buckle from an old WW2 harness

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/vos1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/vos2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/vos3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/vos4.jpg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: hyouriittai on April 7, 2006, 08:59 AM
I think I'm one of the few people into Star Wars these days that doesn't like Quinlan Vos. DESPITE, however, my bias, as always, you nailed this custom perfectly Ron. I think by now, everyone on the board has told you how uncanny the likenesses of your figures are. Not unlike your other pieces, your paint apps on this are superb, and the accessories/tailoring are excellent. It's hard for me to tell whether the hair is sculpted or softgoods -- either way, it looks very convincing! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: BrentS on April 7, 2006, 09:36 AM
Ron, Looks great!  Your skills never cease to amaze me.  Any chance we can get a shot from the side showing off the arm tatoos?
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 09:47 AM
That is a beautiful piece. The outfit is well crafted but nothing less than I would expect from you. He is pretty clean shaven though. The tatoos on the face look great. Some more detail to the rest of the face would make him look a lot tougher. He's too pretty right now.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2006, 10:40 AM
I agree, this is just beautiful.  And I rarely call a figure of a man beautiful.  But this is just stellar.  Everything from the hair to the lightsaber hanging on his hip looks so real... how do you do such excellent work?

 :P
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: BrentS on April 7, 2006, 12:35 PM
BTW, I don't see how you can afford to keep custom fodder in both 3.75 and 12" scale.  I'm already going nuts.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 12:52 PM
Yah, 3.75" scale is bad enough. What do you guys think of this head for a 3 3/4" version of Mr. Vos?
(http://www.yojoe.com/action/05/images/spiritironknife2_large.jpg)

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: hyouriittai on April 7, 2006, 03:46 PM
I thin the Spirit Iron Knife jaw might be a little strong for Quinlan Vos, but maybe that's just me (cos I'm not that familiar with the character.) Other than that, a little addition to his hairsculpt and a repaint would probably work out well!

I'm getting the comic three pack with that Spirit fig, Hannibal: Reborn and Agent Courtney Krieger (Covergirl). I already know what I'm gonna use Courtney and Hannibal for, but I can't think of a dang thing to do with Spirit Iron Knife, lol.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: darth_ripley on April 8, 2006, 12:51 PM
hemble, this is really a masterpiece. knowing all too well myself how much time and effort goes into 1/6th scale (crafting clothes & sculpting/modifying) i can really see your high quality of craftsmanship and i love the sculpted hair. i am not really familiar with the character other than the customs others have done that i have seen, but i find yours to be far superior. i'm sure the person getting this will be thrilled!  :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: hemble on April 8, 2006, 07:21 PM
Hi Guys

hyouriittai- Cheers mate glad you like him and thanks for the reply the hair is a combo of soft/hard rubber and greenstuff , Oh while I think of it thanks for posting the tutorial over on RS and gald it helped you out.

BrentS- Thanks for the kind words mate and here is a pic of the tattoo.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/Picture111.jpg).
BrentS wrote
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BTW, I don't see how you can afford to keep custom fodder in both 3.75 and 12" scale.  I'm already going nuts.

That's not to hard at all I don't drink and don't smoke so I can afford to get stuff every now and then plus doing commission work for people helps me get stuff as well.

Master_Phruby- Always good to hear your opions M_P and with the face what ref's I could find he was always had a 5 o'clock shadow but the guy I made him for wanted him this and you know what they say the client is always right ;D.
  And I think the figure 3-3/4 would be a good choice especially once you get the hair done on the side of the face.

CHEWIE- Mate apprecaite your feedback and thanks heaps for the kind words,
Chewie wrote
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And how do you do such excellent work?
that is a good question, To be totally honest and this might sound wierd I think I owe it to doing military models as you have to be precise as they are historically accurate so I think doing the models helped in a big way when I started doing custom figures.

darth_ripley- Mate thanks for the great feedback I thought seeing that you do 1/6 figures as well you would be happy to this this figure and as you also know when you do a 1/6 compared to 3-3/4" you have to make sure that you get as much detail in as you can because it's alot easier to notice things in this scale which you might not in the smaller scale figures.

Ron




Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: MetalJedi on April 8, 2006, 07:33 PM
That is a really good representation of good ole Quinlan. The detail like always is amazing. Stellar job!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: Famine on April 8, 2006, 10:07 PM
I love him. :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2006, 01:19 PM
Yah, 3.75" scale is bad enough. What do you guys think of this head for a 3 3/4" version of Mr. Vos?
(http://www.yojoe.com/action/05/images/spiritironknife2_large.jpg)



I was kind of wondering the same thing Phruby.  I bought that 3-pk the other day for that female character head for a custom someday, maybe with some work that could be used for a Vos.  The hard thing though I think is the hair.

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 07/04/06 Quinlan Vos P16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2006, 06:07 AM
Hi Guys

Well seeing that most of you enjoyed seeing the Imp officer and Luke/Yoda in B/W I thought I would show off Baron Fel in B/W at least until I can get a sunny day here.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bsf1.jpg)


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: hyouriittai on April 13, 2006, 06:57 AM
Ron, that looks awesome. I can''t wait to see it in cover. I still can't get my face paint apps to turn out as clean as you do!

You'll have to checkon my updates, as I am currently working on a custom of Baron Soontir Fel's son, Jagged Fel, for my New Jedi Order line!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: BrentS on April 13, 2006, 07:53 AM
Well there goes Ron again painting a figure in complete grayscale before he adds the color paint  ;).

Ron, that is a great looking pilot.  I'm not terribly familiar with the comic line but just as an X-wing figure as a pilot, he looks great!  Looking forward to seeing the colorized version.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: CHEWIE on April 13, 2006, 09:52 AM
I am officially becoming resentful, jealous and envious of all of Hemble's customs.   ;)

You do such stellar work Hemble, the Baron Fel look sick it's so good... can't wait to see a color pic or two.  Sometimes it's hard to find someone with your talent so willing to share details of how you do it and also comment/offer advice on other people's work too - you're always positive and a great addition to the hobby.  I have nothing but respect for you.

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: hyouriittai on April 13, 2006, 09:59 AM
did you apply static grass to his vest?
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: Nirvana on April 13, 2006, 10:18 AM
Looking pretty sweet there, hemble. It looks like a heavily modified ATAT Driver body, can't wait to see this bad boy in color.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2006, 07:28 PM
Hi Guys

Well the sun is out and once I reply to your replies I'm going out and taking pics so I'll have them up this afternoon.

hyouriittai - thanks for the feedback mate and I replied to your post regarding Hans face he looks good and aren't toothpicks are great for eyes and the vest is an old 12" t-shirt I had lying around I just cut it up and glued it on.

BrentS - Cheers mate thanks for the reply, I am  the same reagrding the SW comic characters but when I saw this cover I thought damn that would look great as a figure.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/DHBFcomic.jpg)

Chewie - Really appreciate the feedback mate and coming from you it means alot. And to be honset if it wasn't for you at the very start wanting to see me do 3-3/4 figures I wouldn't have started doing them so thanks again.

Also you know what I'm like I love helping people out with their projects If I can help them out and they archived what they wanted that's a great feeling.

Darth Nirvana - Appreciate the comments mate and yep you are spoton it is a heavily modified ATAT body.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: Gregorbian on April 13, 2006, 09:35 PM
Jeez Ron, that Quinlan Vos looks amazing, probably the best version that I have ever seen.  It can't be said enough how great your likenesses are to the source material. 

Baron Fel looks equally amazing, I can't wait to see it in color  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2006, 10:22 PM
Gregorbian- Hi mate glad you like both the figures and thanks heaps for the comments really appreciate it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updat 14/04/06 sneak peak FEL
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2006, 10:24 PM
Ok Guys here he is.

I wanted to make a Tie Fighter pilot but wanted to do something different instead of the black suited Pilot so when I saw a comic called Star Wars Rogue Squadron with Baron Fel on the front cover I knew that this would be a great figure to make.
 
Once the figure was made I painted him using Vallejo and Reaper Miniature paints the base is and take-away lid re-inforced around the inside edges using putty and the Imperial Emblem was downloaded of the net and then resized and printed of and glued in place.
 
RECIPE
 
Body- Star Wars Saga ATAT Driver.

Imperial Arm emblems- Are from the net I just down sized them then cut them out and glued them on.
 
Gloves and feet- Star Wars OTC Tie Fighter Pilot.
 
Helmet and control Unit- Star Wars OTC Tie Fighter Pilot.
 
Head and holster- Are from an old Elite Force S.W.A.T figure.
 
Leg Harness- Star Wars OTC X-Wing Pilot Wedge Figure.
 
Straps and belt- The straps and belt are some left over pleather cut to size and glued in place.
 
Flight Vest- Is and old 12" figure T-shirt I had lying around I just cut it out to shape and glued it in place.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bsf1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bsf2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bsf3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/bsf4.jpg)

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 13, 2006, 10:58 PM
wow is all I can type, a perfect likeness to Fel. Really not much more to say, hes perfect.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: BrentS on April 13, 2006, 11:21 PM
Ron, the colorized version looks awesome!  As always your paint detailing is amazing.  I'm not sure I like the t-shirt flight vest but I suppose it does match the references.

Its funny, since I didn't know the character or the story, I was expecting his jump suit to be orange  :)

Keep it up my friend!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: MetalJedi on April 14, 2006, 12:02 AM
Love it! Now all you need is his Tie Interceptor to do along with it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: Gregorbian on April 14, 2006, 12:04 AM
Wow, he looks fantastic Ron!  I really like that the flight vest is softgoods, nice touch.
Most Impressive  8)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: Ryan on April 14, 2006, 12:20 AM
This one turned out phenomenally Ron. It took me a little while to realize that really was an AT-AT driver body, you did a wonderful job disguising it. I for one really like the soft goos vest and straps I think they look great. As usual I have no idea where to begin when it comes to the paint, I think you could paint up a POTF2 R5-D4 or any other POS figure and make it look 100x better, your painting ability is that good.

How'd you do the imperial logos? I've tried using decals that i printed out on clear mailing labels cut it oit and stuck it to the figure, but they tend to smudge and they don't stick very well and lift up at the corners. Is there any kind of special paper or glue you use?
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2006, 05:24 AM
Hi guys

Smartypants1635- I'm really glad you like him mate and thanks for the feedback the head was the only thing that was worrying me.

BrentS- Cheers mate really appreciate the honest reply, I was going to do the vest using an old hanky but decided with the t-shirt as it still gives that ripple affect you see on the Rebel pilots.
                                                               I'm in the same boat as you regarding this comic series but I think this is his Imperial outfit while he was with the Empire but I could be wrong.

MetalJedi- Thanks for the feedback mate and damn I wish there was a tie fighter for him.

Gregorbian- Mate much appreciated the feedback means alot.

Ryan- Mate I'm really glad you like him that much and thanks heaps for the kind words.
                        For the Imp logo's I've added a pic for you below I had to resize down to scale #12 using PSP6 and just printed it out on plain white paper and attached it using PVA glue.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/150px-Imperial_Emblem.gif)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: Ryan on April 14, 2006, 01:59 PM
What is PVA glue?
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2006, 05:16 PM
 Ryan

It's wood glue sorry about that mate.

rON
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Update 14/04/06 BARON FEL
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2006, 07:08 AM
Hi Guys

Here's a WIP shot of Luke from Splinter of the minds eye still have to do a little drybrusing to the figure and base but it's 95% complete and it's in colour. LMK what you think so far

Ron

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/hemble/Picture112.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: hyouriittai on April 15, 2006, 07:28 AM
Fantastic job, Ron! The little dio looks great. I know we've all said it, but I'll say it again: your paint apps are amazing. Yet another favorite custom I'll have to add to my list.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: BrentS on April 15, 2006, 09:05 AM
Ron, that is looking great!  Is the shirt tied around his waist sculpted? If so, it came out great!  If not where did you find that piece?  I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 15, 2006, 09:38 AM
Did you make  his arms static ? Cause I don't see any creases for him to move on in the joints.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 15, 2006, 01:17 PM
Great Work! As Always.

Baron Fel> You've done a great Justice to  my All Time Favorite EU Character. Your Paint Aps. Are Very Realistic as Usuall.  Great Job on the Soft Goods. The Webbing and Holster look very Good. Are The Hoses Maliable enough to Reattach to the Helmet, when he is Wearing It? If So What did you Use for them?

 Luke from Splinter of the minds eye> Comming Along Great! What do you have left to do to it? It looks Perfect Already.

Keep Up the Great Work,

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2006, 05:23 PM
Hemble... that Luke is turning out already to be one of the best customs I've seen anyone do.  How in the world did you make the folded down uniform?  It has to be sculpted, right?  Yet it looks so real, like you could see him pull the top back up and get back in his X-Wing!  As much as I an in awe of your Baron Fel, the Luke just blows me away... you are truly an artist and inspiration.

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2006, 05:54 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the kind words muchly appreciated I will also post my normal pics today just finishing of some minor touches.

CHEWIE wrote
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How in the world did you make the folded down uniform?  It has to be sculpted, right?
BrentS wrote
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Is the shirt tied around his waist sculpted?

Hi guys the extra part of the x-wing flight suit has been scuplted using GW greenstuff putty and then creases were added inusing a tooth pick.

Smartypants1635 wrote
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Did you make  his arms static ? Cause I don't see any creases for him to move on in the joints.

The joints have all been super-glued together and filled in using GW greenstuff putty sanded down primed and painted over.

Fritzkrieg wrote
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Great Job on the Soft Goods. The Webbing and Holster look very Good. Are The Hoses Maliable enough to Reattach to the Helmet, when he is Wearing It? If So What did you Use for them?

The holster and webbing on Luke has been totally done from scratch using pleather and the hoses and helmet on Fel have been glued in place .  All the figures I do which I put on bases have little to no articulation on them at all.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2006, 06:34 PM
Sometimes I think a lack of articulation is fine, when you're using them for dioramas sometimes I don't need articulation on my customs either.  Not that I get to this kind of detailed quality either though of course.   ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- WIP- Luke from SOTME and in colour
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2006, 04:08 AM
Thanks Chewie your to kind.

Well here he is finally done

LUKE SKYWALKER  SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE

When I saw the front cover of Luke from the Star Wars comic series The Splinter of the Mind's eye I knew I had to make a figure of him with is X-wing suit wrapped around him and thought it would be a good challenge. Once the figure was completed I used Vallejo, Reaper miniature and Games Workshop paints on him.
 
                                                                                                The base is from the new Star Wars Saga line which comes with the figures I added marine Styrofoam to it and carved out a small incline I then added plaster of paris and woodglue to the base. Once dry I coated the base with woodglue and added sand and static grass to it.
 
   Once the sand and static grass dried I gave it a wash using Vallejo paints and let dry and then drybrushed it using Vallejo paints again, the small shrubs are from woodland scenics and the palm plants are plastic fish tank plants painted in the same method as mentioned above.
 
RECIPE
 
Head, Body, boots and Arms- OTC Dagobah Luke with added hair at the back for more length using GW greenstuff. The body was covered in greenstuff and sleeves were added to the arms and the arms reqiured a little greenstuff as I had to alter them slightly.
 
Legs- OTC X-Wing Pilot Wedge Figure with putty used on the knee and crotch area.
 
The Wrap around X-wing sleeves- they are made from greenstuff and once secured to the body I used a toothpick to add creases.
 
Holster and belt- This was made using left over pleatherwhich was glued together using superglue.
 
Blaster and Saber- These were pulled out of the bits box from another Luke figure.

sorry pics lost

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: BrentS on April 16, 2006, 11:48 AM
Ron, another stunning custom.  Your sculpting on this one is top notch!  Keep up the great work, you are inspiring!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: Gregorbian on April 16, 2006, 09:54 PM
Whoa Ron, great sculpting there!  That sculpted jacket looks real!  While I usually try to add more articulation to my customs, if possible, I must admit that the static, mini-diorama-style looks perfect.  Great work as always!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2006, 06:20 AM
Hi All

BrentS- Thanks for the kind words buddy really means alot.

Gregorbian- Always apprecaite your thoughts and views mate thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2006, 11:28 AM
This turned out to be one hell of a masterpiece Hemble... kind of what I envision an Unleashed line in the 3-3/4" scale to be someday...

You get an A+ on this one for sure, it's just unbelievable!

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: Lestat on April 17, 2006, 12:26 PM
Such a cool and original idea. The look on Luke's face really suits how green he was in the book. Very impressive.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: Darth_Ennis on April 17, 2006, 12:59 PM
Wow hemble that looks excellent. I like the tyed up sleves around the waist. That is a great touch. It looks fantastic. I may have to give this one a try. That is provided I can ever find one of those VOTC x-wing lukes.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: Glassman6 on April 17, 2006, 01:24 PM
Very nice Luke. This was the first Star Wars book i read as a kid. Great Work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: hyouriittai on April 17, 2006, 04:56 PM
Splinter of the Mind's Eye, and other such EU sources that seem to have lost "canonicity" with newer additions (new EU, prequels, etc.) have seemed to been forgotten by customizers. This is a great revival, and your paint apps, and not to mention sculpting, have really breathed life into this piece.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: Darth_Ennis on April 17, 2006, 05:22 PM
BTW I don't know how I missed Baron Fel. But OMG that is awesome. Just beautiful. I need to get off my but and make one. But I doubt it will turn out that nice. Excellent job.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2006, 06:16 AM
Hi All

CHEWIE- Wow mate coming from the custom master himself this means alot thanks heaps.

Lestat- Thanks for the reply mate and thanks about his face I wasn't to sure that I conveyed that look when I painted him.

Darth_Ennis- Man thanks heaps for the reply on both figures it means alot and for the legs I just used the OTC Wedge figure it's alot cheaper.

Glassman6 - Appreciate the feedback mate thanks heaps.

hyouriittai- Thanks for the kinds words buddy I'm actually looking into other EU figures for inspiration so younever know what will pop up.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/04/06 Luke from SOTME
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2006, 06:21 AM
Hi All

O'Neill is an older figure I did a while back I stored him away until I had room on my shelves to show him I did a little reworking on his vest and belt. I repainted his equipment and also repainted his face using Reaper miniature paints. The Vest was sprayed with dark yellow as I couldn't find a desert coloured vest.
 
RECIPE
1: Every thing on O'Neill is from the modern day Dragon figures which I got from here www.wartoys.com
 
2: The head I got from here The frontline custom heads he also has a great range of other 12" heads as well.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sgc1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sgc2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sgc3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/movie/sgc4.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: BrentS on April 20, 2006, 09:57 AM
Hiya Ron - Jack looks great.  The paint on the head is (as expected) outstanding.  The figure is a great blend of cloth parts and plastic pieces.  Outstanding.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 20, 2006, 10:01 AM
That is a great figure. The paint apps really look like him. Now when are you going to make a MacGyver version?

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: hyouriittai on April 20, 2006, 12:47 PM
As always , your 12 inches are awesome! Nice custom, Ron. The likeness is incredible.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: blaster_e11 on April 21, 2006, 04:16 AM
i'm not into 12", but your SG custom is impressive, the paint apps are awesome

thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 21, 2006, 07:34 AM
I know almost nothing about SG1, but that is simply amazing, Hemble!

-DD
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2006, 08:11 AM
Hi Guys

BrentS- Thanks for the feedback mate always great to hear your views.

Master_Phruby- Cheers Man glad you like him and as for MacGyver I'm actually looking into that.

hyouriittai- Appreciate the kind words mate cheers.

blaster_e11- Really glad you like him mate and thanks for the comments.

Darth Delicious- Thanks heaps for the feedback mate always appreciated.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: Ryan on May 5, 2006, 08:55 PM
Hey Ron,

Sorry i missed this update. O'Neill is fantastic, as all your O'Neills have been so far. The face is dead on, not just the sculpt but the paint app as well. The only thing I might suggest is to paint up the arms the way you did the face. It is a little strange to see such detail on the face and then just a plain plastic looking tone on the arms. As always I'm looking forward to your next update!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: hemble on May 7, 2006, 01:27 AM
Hi Ryan

Thanks for the feedback mate muchly appreciated and I see what what you mean about the arms I actually didn't even notice how much the difference is till you pointed it out thaks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 20/04/06 O'Neill in desert camo
Post by: hemble on May 7, 2006, 01:31 AM
Hi All

Again something different

When I started making Batman I wanted a real gritty and menacing feel to him, I even wanted his costume to look gritty. So after about 4 weeks looking thru comics and the internet and also doing some simple drawings I got the look I wanted. I also wanted to give him some kind of armour but didn't want to go with the conventional style - (ie armour built into the costume) so  I decided to go with armour that could be seen and which would also look the part for a gritty Batman.

After he was completed I used Reaper and Vallejo paints as they have a greater range of colours then most other companies once he was painted and drybrushed I gave him a coat of sealant(Testor's Dullcoate) to stop any scratchs.

RECIPE
 
Body - Marvel's Legends Black Panther
Head and Belt- Marvel's Legends Bullseye heavly modified and green stuff added for the cowl.
Boots and Glove - Marvel's Fantastic 4 Mr Fantastic with the armour and bindings added using leather strips
Batman Chest Emblem and lower neck cowl - Are pieces of leather cutout and glued in place
Cape - Is just some old fabric I had lying around I just cut out the desired design and glued it underneath the lower neck cowl.
 
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/bm1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/bm2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/bm3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/bm4.jpg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: BrentS on May 7, 2006, 08:21 AM
Wow, Ron.  There are so many great things to say about Batman.  You did a great job building him, especially since it doesn't appear you used any Batman parts at all :)  One of the little things that you did that really looks great is how you were able get the proper folds into the shoulder parts of the cape that makes it flow so naturally.  For some reason, that really stood out to me. 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 7, 2006, 09:42 AM
Nice job Ron, It looks real good, almost like it was out of the batman movie, the gauntlets remind me of that because he used those at that ninja school or whatever it was.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: Outrider on May 7, 2006, 12:28 PM
Thats one COOL Batman.  I really like the straps around the gauntlets and boots.  The cape is very realistic looking as well.  Great Job

Your stuff is absolutely awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: stormtripper on May 7, 2006, 02:44 PM
hey hemble, I am geeked at that batman, nice work indeed. I have sorta been on a batman rebirth since I picked up my son one of the lego sets, they did a really good job on the dark knight. I saw your Star Gate custom as well, nice work. They were filming star gate beside my work on Fri, I live in North Vancouver and see many production crews and occasionally an actor or a scene being filmed. Its funny when you see them on the big screen and how they are always trying to make Vancouver appear to be New York or L.A. Priceless.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: CHEWIE on May 7, 2006, 09:49 PM
That's just oustanding Hemble.  I'll never understand how you are able to paint so well and the parts look so real....  It's just mind boggling!

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: Famine on May 8, 2006, 12:13 AM
Hemble, let me start off by saying I'm a huge Batman fan, and in fact, that I AM Batman.

I don't like the costume you made for your Batman, but if it was a stand alone random figure, it's neat for what it is. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: Darth Delicious on May 8, 2006, 05:38 AM
Sweet crackers! That is one MEAN looking Dark Knight!

I can easily see this design being in an Elseworlds book. Very cool and very creative, and the painting as always is top notch.

Now you need a cool new Joker design to go with him.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2006, 03:49 AM
HI Guys

Thanks heaps for all the feedback I will reply in detail on Friday.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 10, 2006, 09:37 AM
Now that is a fantastic Batman! You really took something that was not very good and made it extordinary. Very highly detailed and a great way to go out. Now you will have to be our Batman.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2006, 06:27 AM
Hi Guys

Sorry for the late late late reply I've been flat out training and finishing commissions work for people before I head of to Basic I have 2 other figures I'll post a little later tonight.

Master_Phruby wrote
Quote
Now that is a fantastic Batman! You really took something that was not very good and made it extordinary. Very highly detailed and a great way to go out. Now you will have to be our Batman.

Thanks M_P for the feedback buddy muchly appreciated.

Darth Delicious wrote
Quote
Sweet crackers! That is one MEAN looking Dark Knight!
 I can easily see this design being in an Elseworlds book. Very cool and very creative, and the painting as always is top notch.
 Now you need a cool new Joker design to go with him.

Hi Ya DD really glad you like him and Joker will be on the cards after Basic cheers mate.

Famine wrote
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Hemble, let me start off by saying I'm a huge Batman fan, and in fact, that I AM Batman.
                            I don't like the costume you made for your Batman, but if it was a stand alone random figure, it's neat for what it is.

Hi Kevin, Mate thanks for the honest feedback buddy I always like people being honest when commenting on customs and you know me I like it when people are straight forward.
Also Buddy don't worry about your comment pertaining to Bats it had nothing to do with me joining back up it's just something that I have wanted to do since I got out last time.

CHEWIE wrote
Quote
That's just oustanding Hemble.  I'll never understand how you are able to paint so well and the parts look so real....  It's just mind boggling!

A big thanks mate being a big fan of your work for ages your comments mean alot.

stormtripper wrote
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hey hemble, I am geeked at that batman, nice work indeed. I have sorta been on a batman rebirth since I picked up my son one of the lego sets, they did a really good job on the dark knight. I saw your Star Gate custom as well, nice work. They were filming star gate beside my work on Fri, I live in North Vancouver and see many production crews and occasionally an actor or a scene being filmed. Its funny when you see them on the big screen and how they are always trying to make Vancouver appear to be New York or L.A. Priceless.

Hi Mate thanks heaps for the nice comments always appreciated mate and you lucky SOB I would have loved to see them doing a shoot of Stargate that would be so cool.

Outrider wrote
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Thats one COOL Batman.  I really like the straps around the gauntlets and boots.  The cape is very realistic looking as well.  Great Job
  Your stuff is absolutely awesome!

A BIG thanks for the feedback mate apprecaite it heaps.

Smartypants1635 wrote
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Nice job Ron, It looks real good, almost like it was out of the batman movie, the gauntlets remind me of that because he used those at that ninja school or whatever it was.

Mate I didn't even think about the gauntlets when I was making him nice pick up indeed and thanks for the comments.

BrentS wrote
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Wow, Ron.  There are so many great things to say about Batman.  You did a great job building him, especially since it doesn't appear you used any Batman parts at all   One of the little things that you did that really looks great is how you were able get the proper folds into the shoulder parts of the cape that makes it flow so naturally.  For some reason, that really stood out to me. 

Hi Brent cheers buddy really appreciate the comments and really gald you like him the folds took me ages to do If I can recall it took 2 hours just for cape you really have to hate cloth sometimes but the end result is worth it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 07/005/06 Batman
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2006, 07:17 AM
Hi Guys

Well here are the last 2 figures that I'll have up until I come back from basic I go in on Tuesday so I'll apologize now if I don't come back and reply to your feedbacks.
                 And I just want to say that it's been fun and you have all been great friends and you are all going to sorely missed and I will leave a post in my section to let you all knwo how I'm going :'( so here they are and enjoy and as always comments welcome.

THOR  THE THUNDER GOD

Thor was one of the hardest figures that I've had to do as I wanted him to look like the comic character but also look have a look of a Viking warrior so again after a day or two of searching the Internet and a little inspiration from a fellow customizer (glorbes) over on this custom figure site  http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/ I came up with this version of the God Of Thunder. I also wanted his helmet  to have a little twist and instead of the wings I gave the helmet a lighting bolt design and kept the flowing fur at the back.

After the figure was put together I painted him using Games Workshop paints, Vallejo miniature paints and Reaper miniature paints, there was some major dry brushing to get the desired colours in the Armour and also in the clothing but I was pleased with the overall look and feel of him. And as always he was given 2 coates of Testors dull coate to seal in the paint and stop any scratch's.

RECIPE
 
Body - Marvel Legends Wonderman.
Head, Hands- Eomer LOTR The Two Towers.
Forearms and Leg Armour - Eomer LOTR The Two Towers.
Helmet - Eomer  LOTR The Two Tower with lighting bolts added which are made from cardboard and brushed over with superglue.
Belt - Marvel Legends Namor with a shoulder pad added to the front from an old LOTR figure.
Tunic and Vest - Cut from leather and glued in place using superglue.
Round metal discs and chain - The discs I got from some old 1/35th scale model parts from the bits box and the chain I picked up from a $2 dollar store.
Hammer - The main part of the hammer was made from balsa wood glued together and sanded to shape the handle is some plasti-card rod cut to size and then wrapped using some old pleather as is the lower handle grip.
Cape - The cape was some left over material which was given a wash and then drybrushed.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/thor3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/thor4.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/thor1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/thor2.jpg)

CAPTAIN AMERICA  VERSION 2.0

When I started making Captain America version 2 I didn't want to go the usual way as in the stripes on the waist and wings on the head but still be able to recognize good Ole Capt.

So I decide to go for a all in blue costume except for the boots and gloves and instead of the blue crotch area I went with a red look in that area. The cowl I decided to change as well I didn't want to have the tiny wings on the cowl or the ears showing so I discarded both of them and decided to have the ears covered and also have the hair sticking out.

Once I got the look I wanted I painted him using Reaper Miniature and Vallejo paints and sealed it all in using Testors Dull coate.

RECIPE
 
Body - Marvel Legends Wonderman.
Boots - Marvel Legends Cyclops.
Gloves - Marvel's Fantastic 4's Mr Fantastic.
Head - Marvel Legends Angel with sculpted cowl and 1/72 scale King Tiger Front machine gun cover for the ears.
Belt - Marvel Legends Bullseye belt with extras added from the bits box.
Shield - Marvel Legends Captain America I had lying around.
Stars(chest and back) - Some old pieces of leather cut out and glued in place.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/cap1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/cap2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/cap3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/marvelfigures/cap4.jpg)

Ron
 



 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2006, 11:21 AM
Ron, it's great to see some new customs from you, and even better to hear from you.  Your work is always so life-like and distinguishable.  Take care buddy, looking forward to your safe return home. 

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 11, 2006, 11:43 AM
 :'( :'(Don't go dude.
This is a nice batch of customs Ron.
The thor looks really cool, the addition of the chains is excellant, but I'm not really a fan of the screaming head :-\.

Cap. America
Your take on him is really cool, I like how we can still tell its him, the star and shield and colors but yet it looks like a totally new person, very neat.

Take care dude, Hope to talk to you again soon, and be careful.

Smarty
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 11, 2006, 02:42 PM
Great work as alway Hemble!

Eomer's head is a great likeness for Thor. Good Choice.

I'm sure going to miss you around here, your work has been an inspiration to me. I hope to see more from you in the future when you return.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: CHEWIE on June 20, 2006, 01:11 PM
I thought I should bump this wonderful thread.   :)

 :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: Kit Fisto on June 20, 2006, 02:04 PM
I LOVE the captain america, but if you wanted to go for that look, I would have made him into a Super Soldier from the Amalgam cross over:

(http://www.comicsvf.com/scans/vf/semic/dcvsmarvel/13.jpg)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 11/06/06 Capt America V2 & Thor
Post by: hemble on August 12, 2006, 04:51 AM
Hi guys

just wanted to pop on and say hi I've been browsing the site when I've had a chance and the customs are all looking great I only have 3 weeks to go till I finish up here in advance training and once I get to my IET training I'll be able to start and do my customs again and I'll tell you what I can't wait.

Till then here is a custom figure of Sky Captain I did just before I left so hope you all in enjoy and I'll have some SW customs in the coming weeks take care and stay safe.

Ron

Hi guys

SKY CAPTAIN
just wanted to pop on and say hi I've been browsing the site when I've had a chance and the customs are all looking great I only have 3 weeks to go till I finish up here in advance training and once I get to my IET training I'll be able to start and do my customs again and I'll tell you what I can't wait.

Till then here is a custom figure of I did just before I left so hope you all in enjoy and I'll have some SW customs in the coming weeks take care and stay safe.


Ron

When I started making Sky Captain I wanted the figure to have that herioc feel of the movie yet still add my own style to him so I decided to give him a little ruggerness by giving the uniform a dirtier look and given the face an unshaven look. The uniform was the hardest thing to make as it is actual cloth and also I wanted again the feel of the movie in it but also wanted that WW2 feel to it as well.

Once all the parts were made or taken from the bits box the figure, clothing and equipment were painted with Reaper Miniatures and Vallejo paints, There was a lot of dry brushing and wash's to get the desired look and feel to this character and I'm really pleased with the way he turned out.

RECIPE
 
Body - Fantastic 4's Mr Fantastic from the movie.
 
Legs - The Punisher from the movie.
 
Head and gloves - Fantastic 4's Mr Fantastic from the movie.
 
Boots - Marvel legends The Punisher.
 
Belt, holster and pouches - The holster and pouches are from Plan B Toys and the belt is left over leather.
 
Flight Jacket - Is from the movie Punisher I cut it at the waist and glued it in certain places to still have movebilitly and the wool area's are static grass(modellers grass) glued in place and painted.
 
Flight Pants - The pants have been sewn to give the baggy appearance and the zippers are left over leather cut to size and glued in place and painted to simulate zippers
 
Flight Head Gear - The head gear is made completely from leather I cut it to shape and glued in place over the Mr Fantastic head which was cut and sanded down to get a natuaral fit.
 
Flight Goggles - Was cut from an old DVD container cover it was cut to size and then cut to the desired shape and the strap is again some left over leather.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/sc1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/sc2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/sc3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/other/sc4.jpg)


Ron






Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 12/08/06 Sky Captain
Post by: BrentS on August 12, 2006, 09:09 AM
Hiya Ron, Its great to hear from you again!!  As always, your customs are truly breath-taking.  I can't believe how realistic you can get the cloth to look on these figures.  I was studying the figure before reading the recipe trying to figure out the scale.  Its that good.  Take care and I hope to hear from you again soon.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 12/08/06 Sky Captain
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 12, 2006, 11:02 AM
YOU"RE ALMOST BACK WOOHOOO. Thats great to hear Ron. This SKy Captain is perfect, he blends together so well. And the soft goods are out of this worlds Keep it up.

Adam
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 12/08/06 Sky Captain
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2006, 10:25 PM
Hi Guys

Well I'm finally back and it's so good while I was in my unit the wife came down and saw me a few weeks ago and bought all my building materials down with her(damn she's a good girl) but don't tell her I said that. 

But I have to wait till I come home so I can add my pics to my site as we don't have computers on base which is a shame as I would've have had pics up weeks ago. I've also done 3 SW figures and will hopefully post them either this afternoon or tomorrow.

When I started making Superman I wanted to give him a gritty looking costume like I did with my Batman figure but also keeping with the original colours and style of the character we all know. For that reason I went for the body I used for my Batman as the it looks like real material and also the main body gives you all the muscle defintion that I belive Superman should have. When he was complete I used Vallejo and Reaper miniature paints.

RECIPE

Body -Marvel's Lengends Black Panther.
Boots - Marvel's Fantastic 4 Mr Fantastic, leather was added to the boots to give it the height
Head - X-men Magneto, I sanded down the hair and added new hair using GamesWork Shop 2 part putty greenstuff.
Chest Emblem - With the emblem I cut out the desired shape from left over leather and hand painted the S onto that.
Belt - The belt is again some left over leather cut to shape and glued in place using super glue
Cape - The cape ia an ols T-shirt I had lying around I dyed it and cut the shape out and superglued that into place.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/sup1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/sup2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/sup3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/dcfigures/sup4.jpg)


Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW Figs
Post by: hemble on October 1, 2006, 05:29 AM
Well guys guys here is 2 of the SW figs I did while I was away enjoy.

TELIS MEX (Bounty Hunter) & TAD-3 (Tactical Assualt Droid MK-3)

While making Telis I thouht it would be cool to give him some sought of partner I was going to do another human/alien then decided to go with a droid instead as I thought it would look great and I was very happy with the end result especially the combat style of him which took me 2 weeks to get the desired look. As always the figures were painted using Vallejo and Reaper miniature paints.

Telis was part of the Clone Army until the Emporor decided to get other Human volunteers and after about another 2 years in the service he decided to go his own way and become a Bounty Hunter and on his second bounty his when he ran into TAD-3 who was also on the same bounty. So after some deliberation who's bounty it was they decided to take 50% each and after that they become partners.

TAD-3 was originally a Tactical Assualt Droid for the Kaltrimma Empire but when Imperial troopers took over the planet there was no use for him anymore so imperial technians were going to shut him down and 1000's like him. But for some strange reason TAD was aware what was going on and killed the techs and fled the planet and from there he hired himself out as a Bounty Hunter and some years later he and Telis become partners.
 
RECIPE
 
Telis
 
Head- The helmet is from the clone trooper evolution set I added a scope to the right side from the bits ox and also some tubes.
 
Body- The body is from the AT-AT driver and the legs are from Dannik Jerriko
 
Equipment-The back pack is from the VOTC Stormtrooper, the blaster is from the Clone trooper evolution sets which was cut down and reglued back together.
 
 
 
TAD-3
 
Head- The head is from the Evil dead 3-3/4 figure sets I added some tubes and a contol panel which were in my bits box.
 
Body- The body is from the EP-1 Trade Federation driods.
 
Arms- The upper part of the arms are from the plastic miniature APE(maruader) figure from Starship Troopers and the right lower arm is from the Trade Federation droid and the left lower arm is parts of rifles I had in the bits box.
 
Legs- The legs are from the plastic miniature APE(maruader) figure from Starship Troopers.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hun1.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hun2.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hun3.jpg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/hun4.jpg)


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: stormtripper on October 1, 2006, 01:40 PM
Man those are amazing customs..... Not to anyone's surprize that has seen your work. Awesome as always.. That droid would creep out IG-88 I think ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: BrentS on October 3, 2006, 11:21 AM
Ron, so great to see you post new things around here again!  Welcome back, hopefully you are back to stay for a while.

The bounty hunter and Droid are just amazing.  My favorite part is the kama that you've put together on him.  It looks like the material has been stiffened?  or is it plastic so incredible well painted that I thought it was just cloth?

Welcome back!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: Ryan on October 7, 2006, 08:19 PM
I don't know how I missed this. These two new ones look fantastic Ron! I'm really glad to see you back around. As usual the paint app leaves absolutely nothing to be desired, both of them are flawless. I'm really liking the part selection on both of these. The battle droid torso works perfectly in the droid, it is familiar but not instantly recogniziable so it really helps it fit in the SW universe. That kama/cloak is wonderful, it is perfectly weathered and it flows very nicely.

Again, it is great to see you back Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: findswoman on October 9, 2006, 12:20 AM
Just been paging through some of your fabulous recent creations.  They're all so high quality, it's hard to know where to start!  Sky Captain is one of the ones that really jumps out at me -- you gave him a really good retro look, and I like what you did with his outfit.

Thanks, as always, for sharing your work with us.  It's always gratifying to see good 12" work, since there isn't much of it on these forums.  I'll be watching this space! :)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 9, 2006, 10:28 AM
I just had the pleasure of scrolling through this thread I'm very impressed by what I see. I love to see great work couple with a great imagination.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: hemble on October 9, 2006, 09:18 PM
Hi All

Sorry for the late reply been busy doing heaps of catching up on my customs,

stormtripper - Thanks for the kind words mate muchly appreciated.

BrentS - Cheers buddy and it's great to be back, the kama is cloth I just gave it a wash of field grey paint .

Ryan - Glad you like them mate and thanks for the kind words I really appreciate it.

findswoman - Thanks heaps for the great comments it means alot I'll have to admit thou I was'nt sure the Sky Captain figure was going to turn the way I wanted him especially a 6inch figure and using cloth on him but once he was done I was more then happy with the the way he turned out.

Darth_Anton - Thanks for the reply and comments it's really appreciated

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/10/06 Superman & SW
Post by: hemble on October 9, 2006, 09:19 PM
IMPERIAL SCOUT TROOPER  ENDOR MOON

HI GUYS
This will be my last post for about 8 weeks I have to go interstate with the Army for more training but the good news is that I'll be making figures while I'm away so I'll have plenty to post when I get back which should be around teh 11/12 december so see you alll then.

Ron

While out shopping the other day I picked up a couple of the new SW Scout Troopers for some customizing and decided to keep one to put on a small viginette. The has been superglued at the joints and then the joints have been filled in using Games Workshop greenstuff, the base is from a 2 dollar shop and the plants are plastic fish tank plants and model railway shrubs and sand are from woodland scenics. Once everything dried the figure and base were painted using Vallejo and GW paints.
 
RECIPE
 
Scout Trooper - Is from the Vintage Saga Collection

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/st1.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/st2.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/st3.jpg)

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/st4.jpg)

Ron
 
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/10/06 Scout Trooper
Post by: hemble on March 9, 2007, 09:02 PM
Hi All

Well I'm leave again and finally got my posting for the next 3 years so I'm using the wifes laptop to download the pics and as soon as I get a house and the wife and daughter move up with me I'll be posting more custom which should be in the next 6 weeks.

OBI WAN KENOBI IN CLONE ARMOUR V.2

RECIPE
Body - Clone trooper
Head - Obi Wan
Robes - left over material
He was painted and drybrushed using Reaper and GW paints

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obik1.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obik2.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obik3.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/obik4.jpeg)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/03/07 Obi Wan clone armour V.2
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 9, 2007, 11:08 PM
 ;D That one looks way better than the GG statue they're offering 164.00 for,Awsome work! I LIKE IT!! ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/03/07 Obi Wan clone armour V.2
Post by: Darby on March 10, 2007, 11:31 AM
That is amazing.  Excellent work as always.   :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/03/07 Obi Wan clone armour V.2
Post by: Happy Noodle Boy on March 10, 2007, 04:28 PM
And here I thought your first Obi-Wan in Clone Armor was cool! ;D

I've noticed these bases that you've used over an over with your figures. I saw a post where you said they're from "a 2 dollar store."

Are these plates/dishes of some sort?

What store do you mean?

I started seeing your work over at the Custom Alliance but it's just wonderful to see it here too.

This stuff is just amazing.  8)
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/03/07 Obi Wan clone armour V.2
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2007, 01:02 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for the kind words I really appreciate them and another 6-7 weeks I'll have the internet up and running so I'll more regular postings.

Happy Noodle Boy - I buy the bases at a shop called Crazy Clints it's a shop where you can get things really cheap or a shop called Lincraft it's a craft and material shop and the bases are actually chip wood.

Cheers
Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 10/03/07 Obi Wan clone armour V.2
Post by: hemble on March 16, 2007, 05:51 AM
Hi All

Here is another trooper I finished around the same time as Obi in clone armour enjoy

RECON TROOPER
Head - Stormtrooper helmet cut and modified and the head underneath is a seals head.
Legs and Arms - Stormtrooper's
Body - Biker Scout
Shoulder Pad - SandTrooper
Cloak - CloneTrooper

He was given a wash of Matt black and then wiped cleaned and once dried he was painted using Vallejo and Reaper miniature paints. The base is from a 2 dollar store and a mixer of static grass and kitty litter was mixed together and then glued over the top of plaster of Paris which was painted dark brown.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/trp1.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/trp2.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/trp3.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/trp4.jpeg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/03/07 Recon Trooper
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2007, 10:54 AM
Very cool re-con trooper. I wonder though if a re-con trooper would wear a color less conspicuous than sky blue. ;)

Cheers.

Kevin
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/03/07 Recon Trooper
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 16, 2007, 03:37 PM
 :o That is Cool! Great job!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/03/07 Recon Trooper
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2007, 06:09 PM
Hi All

Famine - Thanks for the reply mate, and with the colour I was'nt to fussed with the colour I just liked the colour so  went with it.

Deanna Rash - Cheers buddy glad you like him.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/03/07 Recon Trooper
Post by: Happy Noodle Boy on March 22, 2007, 02:48 AM
Amazing work.

Love how you modified the stormie helmet.

Excellent idea on the different weapons in his gear. Rifle for probing missions and the mid-sized blaster for close quarter and finally the pistol for the "Oh my god all my other weapons are empty and now I have this little pea shooter"!

Great weathering. These washes really do the job.

I'd like to see more of these modified ideas (i.e. helmet, hoses, etc).  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 16/03/07 Recon Trooper
Post by: hemble on April 1, 2007, 06:10 AM
Hi All

Happy Noodle Boy - Thanks for the kind words mate very much appreciated and there will be more modified troopers and helmets coming.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/07 REBEL COMMANDO
Post by: hemble on April 1, 2007, 06:15 AM
Hi All

Well I'm leave again for the easter break so I took pics of my lastest custom let me know what you think.

RECIPE
Body - New white Endor Rebel soldier
Rifle - Is parts from different weapons which were cut of and added until I got the desired look.
Helmet and blaster - votc Stormtrooper helmet
base - Plastic fish tank plants, railway shrubs and dirt from the back yard.

The figure was given a wash of matt black and then he was repainted using Dark greens, browns, tans and khaki's to get the desired effect and the paints used were Reaper and Vallejo paints.

(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/rc1.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/rc2.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/rc3.jpeg)
(http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsfigs/rc4.jpeg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: glorbes on April 1, 2007, 10:16 PM
My goodness, Ron.

You really do work miracles at this scale.  The paint work is worthy of a 1/6 scale statue, and the modifications you make are always so realistic and sensible.  That Recon stormtrooper is a thing of beauty...seriously, the whole concept and the look of the cutaway helmet is simply phenomenal.  On the rebel trooper, again you prove how effective a preposed "vignette" can be...the soldier contemplating the helmet is just such a great scene that raises all kinds of questions...you manage to tell a story and infuse the figures with such life and realism.

Fantastic.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: hemble on April 2, 2007, 04:41 AM
Hi All

glorbes - Thanks as always for the kind words mate there always appreciated, it's good to be doing customs again and I'm looking forward to getting back into ML customs once the wife and daughter have moved to my new posting.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: David on April 2, 2007, 02:10 PM
The figure is neat, but the base is what really caught my eye. It's amazing! Keep up the good work, cool customs, hemble!
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 2, 2007, 02:52 PM
Awesome !

I agree, the base is amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's Customs- Updated 01/04/2007 Rebel Commando
Post by: hemble on April 6, 2007, 08:19 PM
Hi All

Robo-Quack - Cheers mate and thanks for the feedback.

DarkKnight2k4 - Thanks heaps and glad you like it.

Ron