Shili Jay gives us another great update of his customs... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 7 2020
"Manny" as in Manny Bothan died to bring us this information! I believe this was my third full on custom, not counting heads purchased from someone else or model kits taped and rattle can painted. L.E. has been begging me for years to come to the custom side. I had too much self doubt, I'm not an artist and I just sat here on the fence lurking in awe at all the talent here and everywhere else, somehow he got through and I jumped off the fence and finally joined in, a couple years ago.
JV-P12 hvac droid. 3d printed by Corey Fryia at Sandcrawler Customs. I removed the printed antenna and replaced with a brass rod, I also used a ball from a sewing needle and glued it on top. The front bar was not included, that is also brass rod that was bent and glued in place. Citadel and Vallejo paints were used. Streaking grime and rust streaks by AK interactive."
Folks trust me, this is just a drop of the customs he shares with his latest updates. All are just great including the painted up version of the Gotal he shared the other day!
RCW Creations shares a diorama update... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 7 2020
Ever since watching the first episode of Rebels, I've wanted to do my take on a Gotal merchant. Using Constable Zuvio as a base and a Obi Wan bust and cutting the combo sash/obi/belt free from the tunic, of the Obi wan, I had all my Black Series fodder parts needed."
Now these two customs are very nice! I can see very close attention to detail here!
Darth More shares news on Tunghori! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 5 2020
And .50 caliber machine gun mounts for the side windows and rear ramp!"
It is really looking nice!
RCW continues his Log Cabin and Imperial Outpost Dios... -- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 4 2020
"Just realised I had not posted for a while, I have cut out four windows with frames and installed them into the walls. I have stained the frames to weather them, painted the edges of the base black and lightly sprayed brown over the ground.
Dan finds new toys... -- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 4 2020
Looks like Wal-Mart is a go to place this week! You can get some nice things for cheap with these Kids Connections sets.
Stan shares a new modern vintage custom... -- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 3 2020
"Ree-Yees joins Modern Vintage Customs in 2020! But wait did we not get a Ree-Yees in the black Series , yes we did! It’s so annoying that Hasbro still can get this headsculpts like they were in the movies. Their headsculpt was way too small. It a mask that fit over the head , Hasbro. Since we gotten serval pea headed figures: Ponda Baba , Imperial Gunner, etc. This beautiful headsculpt was perfect by Everygrey."
I agree, it looks great!
Darth More shows us more Army! -- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 3 2020
"The IFT-X is my favorite ground vehicle of the GAR. However I still think the ISP Swamp Speeder still looks best and is most to scale. The Republic Fighter Tank is slightly underscaled, but if you lift it to make it “hover” it won’t look as bad anymore!
I got them all wrapped up in foil and please excuse me for not taking them all out."
Make sure you click through and see his Swamp Speeders too!
Darth More checks in on Tunghori... -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 2 2020
Venkman - is from Hasbro's Plasma Series and once I got him in a pose I liked I then super glued the joints and puttied them up, I then used tissue paper and applied it to the uniform using watered down PVA glue. I repainted the utility belt, ghost trap, proton pack and neutrino wand using Vallejo Paints and I also added wires which I got from an old electrical cable and danger signs I resized and printed off the net.
I made the foot trap using plastic card, clear rod and wires and the cord from the foot trap to the ghost trap is an old ear phone cord. The smoke coming from the ghost trap is just some cotton wool which I tore apart and glued on and once the tissue was dry I then painted and slightly weathered the whole figure using Vallejo Paints.
Base - is high density foam and I used a sharp pencil to make the footpath, stone work and bricks and then I used a piece of sandstone and lightly tapped it over the brick, path and stone to give it a more natural look. The cement between the bricks was done by brushing spakfilla over them and then lightly wiping away the excess with a baby wipe. The door was done using balsa wood and the handle is plastic card and rod, the slime was done by mixing green paint with PVA glue and I little Woodland Scenics Realistic Water."
Ron just works magic!
Black Thorne paints up the Hover Tank... -- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 2 2020
It is amazing how a great paint job will really bring out the bang in a vehicle. BlackThorne does this to great effect here.
Customs for the Kid celebrates 10 years on the web! -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 1 2020
""CUSTOMS FOR THE KID" CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF BLOGGING
When we started this blog, we never knew we would be still here 10 years later still making action figures and promoting the members of the Star Wars custom action figure community. We weren't quite sure how best to pay reverence to the event so we took a multi-pronged approach. First, we made a custom 3.75"scaled Loth-Wolf from the Star Wars Rebels animated series. We will get into the significance of why a Loth-Wolf a little later but there is a small story there. Next we updated the banner for our blog to include some of our more recent creations while making sure to include some of our older customs as well. As a bonus, we got together with some of our friends in the Star Wars community for a livestream to celebrate "Custom for the Kid" milestones over this past decade that can be viewed in the video above."
JDeck creates a great custom gas pump... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 1 2020
"I finished the paint on the pump. Same exact thing I did to the tank. I like how it turned out. It's better than what I had originally thought of when I was dreaming up this project. It reminds me of an old school gas station pump, but with a sci-fi star wars touch."
This is awesome. We so need things like this to buy!
Mos Eisley Customz starts in on a BMF Falcon custom... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 31 2020
"Thanks Starchaser, glad you like them and that Falcon looks like Solo has crashed it a few times ;D ha
This came about while sorting through extra figures and the tails of an Ayy Vida figure just popped right off in my hand with no effort.
So I had to think what would be a cool head that could make a good twi'lek. So many purple twi'leks in fan art, but none in figure form, so I dremmeled off the hair and ears of a Resistance figure.
And then I sorted through the fodder to see what neck she'd fit. I have very little left in terms of usable fodder after a productive month, but I always wanted to do something with the Deena Shan "commando" body and it was a perfect fit."