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Hemble finishes his Ben vs. Vader Mini-Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the usual out door pics for Vader and Kenobi and will have the dewback dio up tomorrow.

Ron"

I knew Ron would bring these home well. I can't wait to see what he did with the other one too.



JDeck finishes his V.A.M.P. Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"I pretty much finished most of the V.A.M.P. I used the hood grill, snorkel intake/exhaust, headlights from the Maisto Humvee. The wheels/tires are from the Maisto hummer hx. I added the .50 cal., cause every vehicle needs a 50. I put a camo/cargo net on the back, made of the fishnet stocking used for the paint job. It can be lowered or raised, for 2 different looks. I'll share more details as I get them. I still need to finish the squad of Joes that goes with it."

Now that turned out sweet!



Dan shares great A.C. Moore and Michaels to his customizing stores...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"My Safari Ltd. Scores from Michaels and A.C.Moore thanks to 55% + 60% off coupons!

I hit the fairy village fantasy diorama fodder motherload today between A.C.Moore, Michaels and Tuesday Morning!

Everything but the chairs on the green cards from Tuesday Morning were 50% off. Some of the bagged/carded items from A.C.Moore are damaged but they are an easy fix with Krazy Glue and I got them for an additional 50% off (except for the gazing ball with the busted column which was marked down to $1!)."

Like I said, Dan shows us all how to be thrifty customizers!



Darth Streams shares 3D Printing Advice...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"Lastly for my update I wanted to share some of my learnings about 3d printing. The higher your build height the quicker the print will go and the lower the quality. Originally I was printing at super high quality about 0.04mm build height. This still gives the appearance of build lines but to a lesser extent. Anyway for some larger less finely detailed prints you may want to go with a larger build height, but then again come the big build lines. I wanted to smooth out my prints but I was printing in PLA (acetone approach did nothing, but should work with ABS) So for a few prints I made the build height 0.1-0.2mm and then brushed with a clear two part epoxy. You can see the results in the attachments for the force awakens vader helmet I printed."

You can sure see what he means with his before and after paint images when you click on through. Good stuff Darth Streams!



Darth Streams shares great McDees Crossover...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"Grimace the hutt, bit of pop art, sculpted in sculptris, 3d printed, painted with some fancy glitter and pearl paints, and hit with a high gloss varnish. I have another I printed, then smoothed out with epoxy, this one was not smoothed out. Card art took me a few hours to do, but I'm happy with it."

I think it looks pretty daggone awesome from the printing, painting, box art, etc!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares new tip from Five Below...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
"Some of the harder to find tail end releases from "The Force Awakens" line are starting to pop up at 5 Below stores! Time to start hunting!"

Dan shows you how to be a thrifty action figure customizer and collector!



Robert Mazur shares new customs to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 26 2017
I woke up this morning to find these awesome customs on our Facebook Page. Talk about tough looking!



Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares more great ideas...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 25 2017
"As most of you know, I tend to think outside of the box when it comes to my hobby. I often go beyond the usual action figure lines looking for inspiration and potential fodder.

Today at K-Mart I found this set of faux stone borders in their garden section.

In each box you get 8 wall sections, one "male" endcap, one "female" endcap and an assortment of long and short stakes to fasten them into your lawn.

This set was only $24 and well worth it. You will need to trim off flash along all of the edges, fill the round openings for the stakes and do a repaint for total realism, but any project requires some manual labor."

Dan is great at finding ways to improve our hobby!



Dan finds more good deals at Wal-Mart!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 25 2017
"The Wal-Mart "Star Wars" rollbacks continue!

All "Black Series" figures (both scales - 3.75" and 6") are 50% off.

I picked up 4 Jyn Erso figures for future custom projects. You cannot beat a fully articulated female base figure for $5.86 nowadays. Also, she has one of the best accessories I have ever seen at this scale: a modular weapon that goes from a pistol to a sniper rifle. The figure does not look like Felicity Jones at all but rather more like Noomi Rapace from "Prometheus" which is pretty cool."

Dan is in the zone!



Another way to get Rogue One!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 25 2017
"11 bonus features available with purchase, including:
K-2SO: The Droid
The Empire
Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills
A Rogue Idea
Visions of Hope: The Look of Rogue One
Jyn: The Rebel
The Princess & The Governor
Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary
Cassian: The Spy
Epilogue: The Story Continues
Rogue Connections"

There is even a special decal set you can get if you order this by 5/31/17




Rogue One releases digitally today!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
I am sure you have probably watched it a few times right now, but just in case here is the way to get it from two of my favorite digital download provviders:

Amazon

Vudu!

I also got a message I need to hold off on my purchase of this from the fine folks at Hasbro have something coming my way. I am kind of intrigued!



Ron Hembling starts two small dios...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
"Hi All,

Here are two 1:48 scale WIP dio's I'm doing at the same time.

One is Vader and Kenobi fighting on the DS and the other is a Sandtrooper Patrol with a dewback.

All figures are from the Star Wars game Imperial assualt and the only mods I did were to the sandtroopers.

The trooper on the dewback has had his lefy arm repositioned so he is looking thru the bino and I removed the bent prodder and replaced it with a length of plastic.

The sanding trooper also upper torso comes with the dewback set and I opted for him to be standing and got another set of legs and repositioned them so that one leg is up on a stone.

The Vader and Kenobi figures will be left as they are but removed from their bases. The back wall design is done by using a pencil and a ruler and lightly pushing into the foam.

Ron"

He is gonna get into the fine detail here!



Foxtrot Delta improves the original...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
"Had to redo an AT-AT Driver, so here on the left is an actual Vintage AT-AT Driver on an Empire Cardback, and on the right is my version showing the interior of the AT-AT for the background"

Yepper, I like his version much better!



Foxtrot Delta makes a new cape for his Vintage Leia...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
"So I had some left over pieces from the Snowtrooper and had enough to do a Leia cape."

Looks spot on to me!



Wal-Mart reduces prices on U-Wing and TIE Stryker!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
"I don't know if everyone is aware of it or not, but Walmart has the "Rogue One" U-Wing and TIE Striker 3.75" scale vehicles on rollback pricing down to $19.87 (down from around $50 and $40 respectively). I do not know if this is a permanent price reduction or not.

I picked up the 2 vehicles on the way home from work today.

If anyone was holding out on buying them or just want more, now is the time to get them!"

I agree, now is the time!



Larifari adds even more arty to his K-2SO...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
"I need more articulations. Cassian said I had to."

Needless to say I am pretty much speechless. Now this is how 3.75" needs to be!



Brandon Flores is having a moving sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, March 24 2017
He is moving soon and stuff has to go asap. He is giving you a chance at some once in a lifetime works of art. Get a hold of him via Facebook via PM.






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