*Official* Customs Thread

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  1. DarthGeist Jedi Master

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    Thought you guys might like this: Best custom I've ever seen (I didn't make it btw, so all credit goes to the guy in this thread:

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://a735.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_2578ac3d8b13541d29c1336ba4f42766.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php%3Fp%3D1222656&h=799&w=600&sz=57&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=RNNzSaizEAWOLM:&tbnh=143&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMarvel%2BLegends%2BCade%2BSkywalker%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
  2. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    Looking sharp, as is always the case with Ryan Purvis a.k.a. CollectableKid. Check out his gallery at TheCustomAlliance for more of his superb work!
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Upping the thread for del.
  4. del Jedi Knight

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    Thanks! I'm working on my first Star Wars customs - repainting some droids and some "Legacy"-style Sith. Has anyone made any EU characters using the new Indiana Jones figures? I was thinking about using Mutt as a young Jacen Solo if they ever drop in price. I've been customizing for a while, but mostly Mego and DC Direct style figures. You can check out some of those(well, the ones I've taken the time to upload) using the link in my signature.
  5. rebelwookiee Jedi Master

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    May 18, 2004
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    HOBBES!!!! You made HOBBES!!! That rocks. I was so into C&H I even had a cat named Hobbes. I used to cut it out of the paper every day. Awesome.

    You should check out the forums at www.thefwoosh.com. Go to the forum page and scroll down to the customizer's workbench section. Lots of cool stuff on there. They even have a "custom-con" where people submit photos of their latest work and they present it in phony convention-style coverage.
  6. del Jedi Knight

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    Jul 4, 2008
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    ^^I've visited Fwoosh, but never got involved in Custom Con. I just never seem to be able to get enough figures done on time(when I realize they're having one).
  7. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Jul 6, 2007
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    Actually using those Indy figures sounds like a great idea, if they go on a clearance:) I'm still very slowly moving towards doing Pellaeon and Daala from the Jundland Comic two pack. So much I wanna do, so little time :p
  8. del Jedi Knight

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    Jul 4, 2008
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    I hear ya there. I have a table full of "works in progress," that either I don't have time to do some of the more involved steps or I don't have the money to get the parts I need.
  9. del Jedi Knight

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    Jul 4, 2008
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    By the way, does anyone have tips on making lightsabers for custom figures? I don't have enough spares for the characters I want to make.
  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Brian's Toys used to do replica weapons. If you look on their website maybe you can get a bag of lightsabers for basic figures. (There's a link in the Online Resources thread under 'US'.
  11. wraith1701 Jedi Padawan

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    I've used the little plastic drink swords that are used to garnish drinks... they are available in a hard, translucent plastic in a variety of colors. They are a little bit longer than the 3&3/4" scale sabers, but with the careful application of some sprue-cutters, a hobby knife, and a file, you can make them the right size. And they are cheap- about 5 bucks for a pack of 100.

    -Eric
  12. del Jedi Knight

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    Jul 4, 2008
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    Little plastic drink swords! Brilliant!

    Actually, the fact that they are a little longer would give me some room to create different styles...
  13. VaporTrail Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    If they don't put out a 12" Starkiller soon, I may have to figure out how I'd want to make one.

    I just love that first outfit. It's so cool.
  14. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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  15. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    Good to put a little spotlight on that cardback project, Wormie, it's quite an achievement :cool:

    In September/October the customizing community had a little group project going on, themed "TFU Shaak Ti". Basically everybody works on making the best TFU Shaak Ti they can. Here's my version, loosely based on the conceptual art of her:

    [image=http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/incomT65/Customs/TFUShaakTi_16a.jpg] [image=http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/incomT65/Customs/TFUShaakTi_13_resize.jpg]
  16. Robimus Force Ghost

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  17. del Jedi Knight

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    When customizing characters that have not shown up in comics, movies, etc, what do you use as reference?
  18. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    So, you're talking about characters that haven't even been designed yet for any source material? In that case, we call them fan-fic characters. As for reference, I guess your own imagination is the limit. Of course, when designing a Rodian smuggler, for instance, it does help to do some research into the species.
  19. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    TheJawa.com has a new feature on their Front Page where every week they spotlight a new custom figure created by one of their members.
  20. del Jedi Knight

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    No, I mostly mean Expanded Universe characters. I wanted to start customizing some of the characters from the Legacy of the Force novels, like the Solo and Skywalker kids, members of that Jedi Order, etc. Some of them appear on the book covers, but sometimes the details aren't clear, or the pictures are not complete.
  21. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    Hmm, novel based characters are difficult to make. It all depends on a detailed enough description by the author(s). And then it depends if your view is the same with the majority's.

    I made a Kass Tod a long time ago, based on her appearance in the Republic comics. And even that wasn't easy, because she didn't look the same throughout the comics.
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