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Thinking of our Troops and their Families this Memorial Day!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
As a veteran I am reminded that holidays like today are never really free. There are thousands and thousands of folks today who will not have quite as good of a time today as their relatives put their lives on the line for our way of life.

We here at Imperialshipyards.net want to say thank you and we support you!

Take sometime today folks to remember all of our veterans who have made that ultimate sacrifice and current acting armed forces and their families as they keep us free!

Gurt gets his kit-bash on a fourth time!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
"Sith Raider terrorizing a Cantina

Narnia Mentius Faun body- Boil and pop head
Moon Boy head from Collector’s Vault SDCC exclusive, boil and pop
Short Round vest from Indiana Jones Short Round figure
Face mask- some G.I. Joe accessory found in a slush pile
Gun holsters from Clone Wars 2010 Figure Boba Fett #32
Blue Milk- various Cantina figures
Table- slush pile find
Red Lightsaber- old Vader saber"

I like the looks of this one too! Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!

Ron Hembling back with a new Rogue One Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
"Hi All,

It's only 4 days to go till Magenticon which is out local Con, I have now made 70 dios/figures to sell and that doesn't include the dios/figures I did as commissions for people for the show which is 5.

I'm hoping to get 2 more done plus a Boba Fett one so I can get Jeremy Bulloch to sign very exciting. So here is number 70.


AT-ACT Pilot - was originally a Bandai Shoretrooper repainted using Vallejo paints to match the AT-ACT pilot. The marking on the stomach area is from the decal set that comes with the Shoretrooper. The Imperial logo on the helmet was taken from the Bandai AT-ST decal set and both decals were painted red.

Base - is made from balsa wood and then the sand and water were done using a mix of spakfilla and sand. Once appiled to the base I let the mix dry for about 10 mins that I used a medium brush and made tha waves using it.

After the waves were done I pushed the stormtrooper helemt and E-11 blaster in the mix. Onc eteh mix was dry I painted the sand and water using Vallejo paints and then I used Woodland Realistic water to give it some depth an dto make it look wet.


Over 70 dios! Uh wow!

Legion078 makes some display stand dios...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
"Some time ago a couple more ideas came to my mind. Last week I finally found some time to work on both:

1. Mini Diorama Display Stands

2. Shelf Dioramas

I decided to rename my "Mini Dioramas" because they are actually not as mini as these here:

FialaFernbrugg sent some of his impressive wood display stands to me and last week I painted the first one of it to give BB-8 some sand from Jakku to roll on..."

Folks there is definitely some great work going on here.

JDeck continues work on his Throne Room Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
"I have just a very minor update, more of a game-plan. I'd like to show folks how easy it is to do this. Easy but time consuming.. I started working on the flooring. I made the floor grate, it's not screen accurate, but it's more of the Kenner style. I just cut .03 styrene to shape drilled holes and used a small file to shape the holes."

That is just the start of his update to his new Jabba's Throne Room!

Thank the Maker shares walls on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 29 2017
Now how about this set of walls for your 3.75" Figures for only $55! It is nice to have options!

Gurt gets his kit-bash on a third time...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
"Random Arena Fighter from Nar Shaddaa owned by Grakkus the Hutt Star Wars Comic #10-12

Marvel Universe Ulik the Troll body with head, hands, feet and loincloth removed by Boil and pop
Head and hands from Narnia Asterius Action Figure
Armor, sword and loincloth from Marvel World War Hulk
Hock and hooves cut from Disney Store Narnia Minotaur, dremeled out and fit onto Ulik foot joint
G.I. Joe Retaliation Sneak Attack Storm Shadow chained nunchucks with blue Lightsaber blade holes drilled and glued in"

I like him. Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!

The Boo is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
"Hi all!

I've been working on a few projects over the past few months, and two of them were a couple of AT-STs. Honestly I have too many projects in the hopper, and it's leading to some project paralysis. I'm going to try and fire up my Tydirium project again over this long weekend.

Anyways, I wanted to do an ST using the correct model kits for kitbashing that was used in the original. So I picked up the Flakverling kit that was used on the AT-AT and ST (shield panels were used on the underside of the ST and the Butt of the AT and some other parts.) and started cutting stuff up and placing. I filled the leg recesses with resin and finished those out. Some nipping and tucking, ran some lights to make it pop, then used the AS-16 color and some weathering. Pretty happy with the way it turned out, but I still have some stuff I want to do.

I think my first post here was an ST I did long ago, and since I finished this one, I took the darker one and repurposed it into my first "diorama". I wanted to make an ST that looked like it had been rusting away for 50 years. Pleased with the result! I'll post back on the Tydirium later, with a proper in-progress thread."

Well let me go find my jaw as I dropped it!

Legion078 puts em all out for display...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017

Some hate 'em, some love 'em...last week I had time to put all of them on display. With these pictures I want to thank Hasbro for all these great Ewoks we could buy over the last decade!

To be able to display so many figures on this display is the main reason why I did not put any tree-trunks on it..."

Click on through for his full update.

Delta 573 shares new YouTube Video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
"After a long time, here it is!"

Thanks for sharing!

Panther goes dark for his Gotham painting...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
"Today I managed to get time to apply another coat of paint, as you can see I applied a darker coat on to the external brick work and then a grey coat to the corner stones. Once its dry, I'll glue the black foam board down. You probably have noticed that I have removed top layer of card ftom the black foam board, the texture I think works better without the top layer on. Need to build a roof shed and air con units for the roof and also add the downstairs windows and doors.

I think its starting to look more like a building in Gotham!"

I do too. Gonna be great when totally finished!

Stocos28 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
"Here's my custom Prince Arcann figure from Star Wars Old Republic. I used a gi joe Ret Storm Shadow body and sculpted some details and the mask. Let me know what you think of him."

I think he looks pretty good. Click here to go add him to your own custom collection.

Dwalin shares Animal Warriors of the Kingdom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
Now this is one great Kickstarted Campaign. Looks like they are close too.

Click here to find out more.

Michael Rhey shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 28 2017
Now this is a dio of my favorite SW Environment!

Gurt gets his kit-bash on a second time for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 27 2017
"Old Jedi returning dead friend's Lightsaber to Jedi Temple storage

Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker body- Boil and pop head and forearms
Forearms from Clone Wars Quinlan Vos
Acid Rain Bob from Bucks Team figure- Boil and pop head
Neck wrap from G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra Movie Storm Shadow
Lightsaber handles from years of collecting slush pile
Chest- Playmobil slush pile"

A sad, but definitely great character here. Remember there is still plenty of time for you to enter your own kit-bash custom. Click here for the full Contest Details and see some of the prizes!

Ron Hembling finishes his Mythos Vader Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 27 2017
"Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics for Mythos Vader.


Looks pretty daggone awesome to me!

Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the 6" FO Snowtrooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 27 2017
"First Order Snowtrooper

Released: 2016

The latest generation of cold weather assault Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers wear advanced insulated armour and helemts that reduce the glare of icy terrain.

ball-jointed top neck (limited by the helmet)
swivel-jointed lower neck
ball-jointed shoulders
ball-jointed elbows
ball-jointed wrists
ball-jointed upper body
ball-jointed hips
swivel-jointed thighs
double-jointed knees
ball-jointed ankles (limited by the gaiters)

F-11D blaster rifle with redundant stock
backpack which plugs into a hole in the back of the figure
soft plastic Kama which can be removed from the figure

It seems that there are different packaging variants. One where the figure has the blaster in the right hand and one where the blaster is separated from the figure."

I so need to get back to doing some regular figure reviews. I hope Christoph keeps this up!

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our friend Sith Fire 30 reviews the new San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive Jabba the Hutt
our friend Sith Fire 30 reviews the new 6
Yours truly reviews the new 6 inch Black Series Boba Fett
Sith Fire 30 gets his hands on the new 6 inch Black Series Stormtrooper
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