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Panther starts new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 13 2017
"Last night I started a new little project, for 3.75” figures. Using insulation foam board, I’ve cut a piece 6” x 12” for the wall. Marked out and engraved the brick work onto the front. Cut out a doorway, made up a small wall to sit behind the door, used the cut out for a small wall behind the door. The base is another piece of foam board 9” x 12”."

Looks like he is off to another great start!



What if George and Ralph's original ideas became reality...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 13 2017
What an interesting concept. Once again Dan The Spectre Kosa is keeping us on top of things as it relates to the world wide web.



New store news from Dan!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, December 13 2017
Looks like TJ Maxx is a place to add to your holiday shopping places!



Grandl27 sends in another custom update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 12 2017
"I give you Sith Lord Reebo!

Sharad Hett, The Tusken Jedi"

I like them both.




A new Star Trek update from Ron Hembling...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 12 2017
"Hi All,

Recipe

Gorn - is from Diamond Select Toys and I glued the joints and then puttied them up, I repainted and weathered him using Vallejo Paints.

Base - is from a Mezco Trek figure and I made the rocks by ripping pieces off until I liked the look of them. I then glued the rocks to the base and then covered the base and rocks using watered down spakfilla.

Ron

I then painted and weathered the the rocks and ground using Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks, the tufts of grass are from Army Builder. The powered minerals were done by mixing paint to spakfilla then applying it to the base and the coal is just small pieces of foam ripped up and painted and weathered."

I so want to go watch all those old episodes of Star Trek now!



Ron Hembling sends in a new update on Ben's House...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 12 2017
"Hi All,

More work done to Kenobi's home.

I have given the house two washes of Vallejo's Beige Brown and once dry the first coat of white wash has been applied and will get about another two coats.

Ron"

Looking spot on to me!



Bib Fortuna Mini-Bust goes on sale today!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, December 12 2017
"Web Direct Bib Fortuna Mini Bust Sale Information
The Bib Fortuna mini bust has cleared customs and landed in our warehouse! This bust is web direct only, meaning he is only available through the www.gentlegiantltd.com website. Our Bib Fortuna mini bust is limited to only 750 pieces.

Our Premier Guild members get an exclusive first window to order one of these for their collections. THIS IS NOT A PRE-ORDER! Bib is IN STOCK, so when you place your order he will be headed your way.

See below for the on-sale dates and times.

The order dates/time will be as follows:

Tuesday 12/12 10:00am pst - Platinum Member orders begin.

Wednesday 12/13 10:00am pst - Gold Members orders begin (Platinum Members can also order)

Thursday 12/14 10:00 am pst - Silver Members can order (orders open to all 2017 PG members)

Friday 12/15 10:00am pst - Ordering open to the general public (If quantities are still available)"



Ron Hembling finishes up Star Trek Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 11 2017
"Hi All,

Finished this guy up last night.

Mugato - I used a POTA Luca Gorilla and glued the joints and made the horn, spikes and tail out of high density foam. Once the the spikes, horn and tail were attached I used cotton wool for the fur.

I then gave the fur a very very light wash of grey and then left to dry for 24 hours then I dry brushed the fur with Vallejo flat white until I was happy with the way it look. The skin tone was done using Vallejo's flat flesh then giving it a few washes of Vallejo's light brown and the dry brushing it with a 50/50 mix of Vallejo's flat white/light brown.

Base - I used a Mezco Star Trek base and made the rocks using foam and ripping it apart and then glued it on the base. I then used watered down spakfilla and covered the rocks and the left over spakfilla I mixed in some sand and applied it to the ground.

The rocks were painted as was the ground using a variety of Vallejo's grey's and browns. The tufts of grass are from Army Builder and the bushes and small shrubs are Woodland Scenics fine foliage Olive Green."

Now that is one awesome creation!



Star Alien 70 is back with a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, December 11 2017
"I really appreciate the reactions my customs get. I’ve done some more female expanded universe/cosplay type figures."

Once again he shares the full recipes and description of the process after the link.



Ron Hembling updates us on Ben's House...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 10 2017
"Hi All,

More work done on Kenobi's house front.

The first pic shows indentations which were done using a piece of sandstone. I use this method for two reasons, 1 - it helps the spakfilla adhere better and 2 when applying the spakfilla it won't be all even thru the walls.

The second pic shows the spakfilla applied and in some area's I used a lightly damp baby wipe and dapped over the areas I wanted smoother then the others.

The third pic shows the first a wash using AK interactive's Track wash and appiled this unevenly so when the drybrushing starts it will give different worn effects on the exposed area's.

Ron"

Pretty interesting to see this go through the stages.



Grandl27 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 10 2017
"Gomorrean X-wing Pilot!

Custom Starkiller"

Both look great!




Dan "The Spectre" Kosa sends in store reports...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, December 10 2017
"Customizers should be aware that Burlington has a nice assortment of knock-off Chap Mei styled Police and Dinosaur sets for inexpensive 3.75" scale vehicles, playsets and equipment."

Thanks for keeping us aware of great deals Dan!




Stan wishes everyone a Happy Holidays...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 9 2017
"Today I upgraded my Dr Evazan , new headsculpt and repainted body. Thank you everyone. Merry Christmas , Everyone!"

Same to you Stan. Have a great Holiday Season Everyone!



Star Alien 70 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, December 9 2017
"Thanks everyone for your comments. Here’s some more Cantina/Mos Eisley characters.

Custom Braconnor Bakiska: Mainly a modified Game Of Thrones White Walker with head combined with hood cut from POTF Flashback Ben Kenobi head. Scarf from TAC Elis Helrot. Robe from TVC 3-Pack Tusken Raider."

Trust me that is just the start of the multi-figure custom update!



Ron Hembling starts Tatooine Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 8 2017
"Hi All,

New commission piece started for a friend and this will be the facade of Kenobi's house on Tatooine. The house will be pretty weathered as per the first pic with room for Luke's speeder and figures.

So far the base and front of the house was done using high denisty foam, I still have some sanding to do before the texturing is started.

Ron"

It is already off to a a great start!



Columbia introduces Star Wars Line of Hoth Gear...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 8 2017
"We are excited to share with you that Columbia Sportswear and Star Wars are launching a new collection of jackets this week. The upcoming Echo Base collection features three premium, limited-edition jackets inspired by the three main characters from iconic film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Priced at $400, these high-performance jackets feature Columbia’s industry-leading technologies to ensure that they stand up to the freezing conditions on planet Hoth, or other galaxies closer to home.

The Echo Base collection will be available in limited quantities at 12:01am EST on December 8"

Click here for more information.


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 7 2017
PREDATOR BONE THRONE DIORAMA ELEMENT
Add to your Predator collection or build amazing scenes with the new Bone Throne diorama element! Only the most powerful and respected member of a clan can be seated upon this throne, crafted from the bones of their most worthy opponents. $79.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?PageSize=50&SortOrder=New&Brand=4985&Company=11

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING MODEL KITS
From Pacific Rim: Uprising come the film's most iconic Jaegers in the plastic model kit form! Available for the first time to the HG product line-up, the Gipsy Avenger, along with Bracer Phoenix and Obsidian Fury, contains intricate detailing that has been faithfully recreated to resemble like that in the movie!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?ProductType=307&Brand=1405

THE LAST JEDI ARTFX+ FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER STATUE
The First Order Stormtrooper Executioner from Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets an Artfx+ figure from Kotobukiya! Standing about 6.9 inches tall, he's fully painted and designed for quick and easy assembly; he comes with interchangeable arms to vary his pose, and his signature laser axe weapon, with interchangeable open and closed heads. Magnets in his feet keep him steady on his base. $74.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/65653







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