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Nicholas Sagan shows us more of his models!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
Take a look at his 1/4222 Interdictor and Enforcer! I must say folks he has unloaded some fantastic model builds on us this past week. I am still getting in there and looking at them all. The level of detail for the size is just amazing. I must also comment that there is some top level paint work happening too.



The Irish Rogue is back with a new chapter of The Clone Wars: Knightfall - Raid of the Jedi Temple...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"The unfolding plot against the Jedi was too vast to thoroughly comprehend in the moment. The major new the Clone Wars had eroded much of what remained of the republic’s will power, but was this Jedi insurrection that… or was another usurper hard at work?"

Doesn't that just set the scene! Make sure you click onto Knightfall FINALE: Pt. 2!



Ajunta Pall is back with a new Sith Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"Here's another custom I did in like 30minutes: Darth Maladi. Tell me whatcha think..."

I think she turned out rather nice for that quick of a job! We just plain need more Sith in our lives!



Ron Hembling is back with a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 23 2015
"While I'm waiting for things to dry on my Sandtroopers I whacked together Bandai's C3PO and WOW it is an awesome kit, I will be doing him from EPIV and I still have to weather him and add wiring to the bicep section of the arm.

I have used small wires to simulate the damaged arm as well and the wiring will be able to be swapped out for the intact 3PO."

I am wondering if Ron will make a diorama base for this one too? It already looks great.

UPDATE: I see Ron has already finished this one off that you can see by clicking here


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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
STAR WARS METAL FIGURE COLLECTION
The first four figures in the Star Wars Metal Figure Collection have arrived! These metal and plastic figures are just over 3 inches tall with movable heads and arms (R2-D2 only has moveable head). Darth Vader comes with his lightsaber, Stormtrooper has a blaster, and C-3PO has one silver leg. $11.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=STAR%20WARS%20METAL%20FIGURE

STAR WARS BLACK 6” LUKE & WAMPA
Recreate those tense moments in the snow cave with Luke unarmed and trapped in the ice and the Wampa preparing to eat him for dinner with this all new deluxe box set in the Star Wars Black Series of 6 inch figures. Luke comes with his blaster and lightsaber and the Wampa features a bloody face. $44.99
Also available in a Case of 3 with Han & Tauntaun for $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20black%20deluxe

STAR WARS REVOLTECH X-WING
Introducing the first vehicle into the Star Wars Revoltech line this X-Wing measures about 7" long and comes with a mini Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. This item features expanding wings and an opening cockpit. $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KAI10627&mode=retail

STAR WARS MINI FIGURES
Star Wars Mania Black and White boxes of 7 contain cute little stylized versions of Darth Vader with 6 Stormtroopers or R2-D2 and C-3PO with 5 Stormtroopers for $25.99 per box. We also have the Star Wars Best Show boxes of 4 that appear to contain army figure style sets of Darth Vader with Stormtroopers or R2-D2 and C-3PO with Stormtroopers for $9.99 per box.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20plex



Star Alien 70 shows us some of his custom figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
"Hi, I'll start off with some figures from my Cantina model."

Folks he includes the recipes for these great customs too. It is so awesome to see how folks share and share alike around here. Trust me you just can't help but catching the try it bug when you read things like this.



Star Alien 70 shows us some how to for his great Cantina Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
"Cantina chair and table detail: I made the chairs from 5 pieces of foamcore; 2 sides, a back, a bottom and a base. Then wrapped a panel of Evergreen sheet styrene (2080 V-groove) around the shape, to form the seat."

Folks hands down this is one of the nicest Cantina Dioramas I have seen. Make sure you scroll around when you click in.



Nicholas Sagan shows us more of his models!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
He showed up and said he had some Star Wars Models, but I am just astounded! It looks like he works in all kinds of scales as is represented with this 1/350 Rebels Gozanti Cruiser.

Folks all I can tell you is click into the Models, Scratch Builds, and Miscellaneous Section with a good cup of java and appreciate his creativity and execution. He says he has a few more to show us too. Look for me to showcase a few more of these in the coming days.



Solid385 shares more of his Episode I Story...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 21 2015
"Anakin and Rex journey to the outer rim territories to discover a very cautious Kenobi. Anakin is frustrated with his former master for charging off into the unknown without informing the council or himself....
Kenobi silents his friends with news of a plot to attack the republic...
Rex chimes in...nobody would be that foolish...
Kenobi reveals that two years ago, when rex was wounded in battle, a small shadowy organisation bent on destroying the republic stole his genetic data intent on cloning him, being as he was perhaps the greatest military mind of the time. This organisation intended to clone an army but the techniques used were nowhere near as efficient as they had hoped.
Rumour has it the did succeed in creating 3.
3 copies of perhaps the greatest soldier in all the galaxy....
With these clones on place, this shadow organisation could be quite a threat to the republic..."

Sounds like a pretty good story arc to go with awesome customs.



Have you seen Most Wanted Collectible's Star Wars Section?
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 20 2015
If not you are missing out on over 230 products, many of which are at deep discounts that you will not be able to find anywhere else. From Gentle Giant to Acme Archives, etc. you can count on Most Wanted Collectibles to list the high end items you demand for your collection.

Rest assured your order will be handled promptly and professionally and show up to your door in awesome shape. Personally I have never had an issue with any order. I have even been contacted by MWC's Customer Service just to make sure some items I ordered showed up ok. I liked that a good bit!



Mr. Jedi 1977 is back with Batch 2!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 20 2015
"A personal Thank you to everyone who took the time to look and to comment on my post I am happy you all enjoyed. So now its on to batch 2! Just to give an idea there is a pic of how the back of the cards look and Ree-Yees is just a simple head swap from the potf version which imo balances the figure much better than the newer head. Back soon."

With great custom OT Figures on Vintage Cards I hope he does hurry back soon!



Nicholas Sagan shows us his models!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 20 2015
He joined about a week or so ago and asked if we wanted to see his Star Wars Models. Of course we do! Well wait till you see our Models, Scratch Builds, and Miscellaneous Section this morning. It is just full of absolutely wonderful Star Wars Ships, some of which I didn't even know existed like the TIE Predators you see above.

Like I said look at his TIE Predators and then get into our Models, Scratch Builds, and Miscellaneous Section and hold onto your jaw as it will no doubt come unhinged when you see some of what he has shown us. Look for us to showcase a few more of these in the coming days.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 20 2015
"Here is a custom MANDALORE THE ULTIMATE figure that I was commissioned to make for a customer of mine. This figure features a custom made axe and heavy assault cannon. Custom resin cast head. Poseable figure with soft goods lower robes too."

That looks fantastic. I have the evolution pack from Hasbro and my MTU doesn't look that good.



Ron Hembling updates his Sandtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 19 2015
"The base is almost done I just have to let the sand dry and then start the last of the weathering. The sand was done buy mixing spakfilla/sand/PVA glue and then adding some watered down 50/50 mix of Vallejo's Brown sand and Pale sand.

With the mix just mix until you get a pancake type mixture and once mixed I dabbed the mix onto the base and then spread it out with a damp medium brush. I let the mix dry for about 12 minutes then got one of the Bandai Troopers and gently pressed his feet into the mix to simulate the foot prints.

As with any desert area sand will get everywhere so I added the mix to areas where sand would build up a lot like the roof and flat areas.

I will start weathering the troopers over the next few days."

Does that base look awesome or what. Talk about works of art all over the place with it. Can't you just envision bases like this for each of the main Imperial Characters?



Pluv shows us a War Machine Astro-Mech!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 19 2015
"I've been a member for a while here, but this is my first custom I've posted. Mostly I'm a GI Joe and super hero customizer on other forums, but I love me some droids. So when I saw the War Machine styled assassin droid in the pages of the Marvel Darth Vader comic I had to take a stab at it."

His BT-1 looks fantastic and is the spitting image of the Marvel Image he used as a reference. Welcome pluv and I can't wait to see what you show us next!


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