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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 23 2017
STAR WARS 1/6 SCALE DEATH STAR GUNNER
Hot Toys brings you a 1/6 scale collectible figure of Death Star Gunner from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope for Star Wars fans to add to their collection! $204.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10720&mode=retail

S.H.FIGUARTS IRON MAN II & HALL OF ARMOR SET
Recreate Tony Stark's lab with the S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark II and Hall of Armor set! The S.H.Figuarts Hall of Armor project continues with the iconic Mark II suit from Iron Man is back with a completely refined sculpt and LED light-up features. 109.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN17567&mode=retail

BANDAI JAPAN EXCLUSIVES
These new and exclusive figures and model kits by Bandai Japan feature series-accurate sculpt and accessories from the hit series Star Wars, Kamen Rider, and Gundam!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=23120

STAR WARS ARTFX+ HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA STATUES
Han Solo and Chewbacca have returned to Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Statue lineup, this time based on their appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Beautifully sculpted in 1/10 scale, this snap-together statue kit assembles quickly and easily, ready to display in minutes. $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11686&mode=retail

GI JOE SUBSCRIPTION FIGURE
Each single-carded G.I. Joe action figure stands 3.75 inches and features highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=gi%20joe%20subscription

TOHO 12 GODZILLA FINAL WARS
This 12-inch scale vinyl figure captures the final design for Toho's biggest star of his final appearance in the film Final Wars! $159.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=XPL10197&mode=retail



Ron Hembling completes his Hoth Turrret Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 23 2017
"Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, please enjoy.

Ron"

Talk about one cool project that turned out even better than I had thought! And I thought it was great from the get go!



Stan is back with a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 23 2017
"It been while since an update , it has taken a while on the Tonnika Sister, their body and heads 96 percent new sculpt
Material. Here's a glance of some future works:

Debnobi, Fu Man Chu, Reegesk, little aunt Beru, Rycar, Yerka Mig. Also here a complete pic of ugnaught with new ugnaught I resculpt Few weeks back. By the way the Tarkin sports servers change ; which. He sporting a new sculpted hair."

All kinds of great new work from Stan!



JDeck goes Kryptek on us again...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, March 23 2017
"I painted my V.A.M.P today. Same process as the Humvee, I just added some brown less black. Now I just have to put it all back together again. I still need to think how to adress the headlights. I might just paint it or add the Humvee lights. No clue what im going to do at the moment, but the paint looks cool."

I am really liking this paint job.



Custom Creator makes a new POP Dio Shelf...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 22 2017
"I've been thinking of making a wooden shelf for my Pop Vinyls at work. After looking up some woodworking methods, I decided to just scrap it and make it of foam. This will hold about 10 Pops. Just the start so far. Will add more rubble. Also, my farewell to green foam. Pink from now on.

Going to be a bit vanilla as I have Pops from every genre on my desk, so I don't want to make it too specific. Going for a semblance of a parking garage or something destroyed."

I think this will look fantastic when populated!



Ron Hembling adds more to his Hoth Turret Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, March 22 2017
"Hi All,

The dio is 80% complete I just need to weather the generator and then do the snow. The Generator was made using plastic sheet, plastic tube and 1/35th tank parts. The power cords are old pieces of an old aircon which I used the cord.

The Snowtrooper has had the joints glued and covered and I added tissue paper to the cloth area's of the uniform. I need to paint and weather the trooper and once the snow is done attach him

Ron"

He definitely looks like he is in the home streches now eh?



Robert Mazur shares custom to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 21 2017
I also saw even more activity on our Facebook Page in the form of this awesome Edrio Custom. He looks just fantastic!



The Closet Jedi prototypes some Female Mandalorians...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 21 2017
It seems he too is tired of praying the high price for the Female Mandalorians the big H put out a few years ago. I like his idea of having another go to source for some new gal Mandos!



L.E. gets back to Podcasting!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, March 21 2017
It sounds like Spry was a guest on the show. It will be awesome to give this a listen when I get some down time today!



Ron Hembling creates a new project waiting for the paint to dry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 20 2017
"Hi All,

While paint is drying on the Hoth turret I decided to make a small Endor dio.

Recipe

Scout Troopers - are from the Star Wars Command Endor Attack figure set and are roughly 1/35th scale and were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Base is a Bandai Snow speeder stand with balsa wood sides, I used a branch I found in the back yard and the moss on the tree is some model railway grass.

The dirt is a mix of spakfilla, dirt and a little bit of mulch and mixed together and while mixing I added a little water and some dark brown paint. Once the mix was done a just started spreading it over the base.

The small grass tufts and the thicker brush are from miniNatur, The ferns are from MIGS and the small tree's are from Woodland Scenics.

Ron"

He does more in between coats of paint than most of us do all month!



Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new Clone Trooper...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 20 2017
"Airborne Clonetrooper

Inspired by the great concept art mady by jubjubjedi on deviantart: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Star-Wars-Clonetrooper-concept-43871253

Airborne forces are military units, usually light infantry, set up to be moved by aircraft and "dropped" into battle, typically by parachute. Thus, they can be placed behind enemy lines, and have the capability to deploy almost anywhere with little warning. The formations are limited only by the number and size of their aircraft, so given enough capacity a huge force can appear "out of nowhere" in minutes, an action referred to as vertical envelopment. [wikipedia]

My special thanks goes to my good friend Philipp (Legion078) for the incredibly good resin cast phase II clonetrooper helmet."

Looks spot on to me!



JDeck tries out a Kryptek Paint Job...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, March 20 2017
"I had the idea to do a snake skin camouflage pattern, similar to the kryptek type. I'm practicing on a donor humvee, if successful I'll use it on my GI JOE VAMP.

First I spray painted a basic woodland camouflage pattern using dark green, light green, tan and black. Then I stretched a fishnet stocking over the humvee into a non uniform pattern. Finally I sprayed another woodland pattern over the stocking. Then after its dry remove the stocking. Instant snake skin camo.

I might practice a little more on another donor car. I think I'll use brown instead of the light green or black, one of the two. Meybe make a template mask. But it looks cool."

I think it turned out pretty nice too.



Ron Hembling gets back to work on his Hoth Turret...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 19 2017
"Hi All,

Added more details to the turret and also gave it a undercoat before I start painting and weathering it.

Ron"

That just looks pretty daggone tough to me!



Gold Leader One shows us a new AF Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 19 2017
"Custom Action Fleet Red Leader X-wing with Garven Dreis and R5-K6

I finally finished my custom Red Leader X-wing with Garven Dreis and R5-K6. I used a Biggs Red 3 X-wing, with the white bands on the engines.

For the figures, I used a basic Luke figure and an R5 unit from the Yavin binoculars Micro Machines playset.

I've been wanting to do this X-wing for the longest time, and am very happy to have it done."

Click on through for the full work up.



Guns Empty is back with a new mini-dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, March 19 2017
"Haven't posted in awhile! Life gets complicated some times....

Here's one of my new ones!

212th Attack Battalion veteran. Idea for the base was that this was the unit's first battle, and it occurred on a planet with substantial amounts of orange bushes which became the inspiration for the unit's color markings."

Looks great to me and good to see Guns Empty back around!



Ron Hembling completes his Scarif Deathtroopers Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 18 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the Death Troopers 2 in 1 dio please enjoy.

Recipe

Death Troopers - The Figures are from Bandai and are built straight out of the box and were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and pastels.

Base - are the stands that come with the kits, I used balsa wood for the sides and then used plastic card for the tarmac and the crates are made using resin pieces from a 1/35 40ft container set and the sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand, and the tufts of grass are from Army Painter.

Ron"

What can I say, he knows his stuff folks!



Jamie Young shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, March 18 2017
This customizer builds his vehicles out of floor mats if you can believe it! I am looking forward to seeing how his Slave I turns out, but it seems he has a four foot AT-AT already built. I need to do some investigating!






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