Welcome to the Yards
legal disclaimer of non affiliation with any official Star Wars Website
Check out the message boards at Imperial Shipyards
Meet the Staff of Imperial Shipyards
Interviews, Q and A's, etc. of Star Wars VIP's
Frequently Asked Questions here at the Yards
Major Star Wars Website Links
Follow us on Twitter!
Like us on Facebook!
Watch us on YouTube!
Have news not posted? Send in a report!

Big Bad Toy Store
visit Dorkside Toys.com!
Entertainment Earth

Sideshow Collectibles
Amazon.com and you're done!
Find it on Ebay!

affiliate sites
Jedi Temple Archives
Bantha Skull.com
Collectors Cantina

Get your Rogue One from Entertainment Earth!

Mandalore 25 shows back up with some 6" work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016

Next up I have some 6in work
I did for a customer. First I made a Return of the Jedi Boba Fett with removable helmet. I cut the neck from Jango, and put it on Boba so the head, and Jango helmet fit right. Then repainted the Jango helm, and Boba body to match his appearance in RotJ.

Attached a few pics.

Second I sculpted on the scar, and painted a Jango head cast for Commander Cody. I see why many customizers prefer to work in 6in, the details are way easier to paint on like the eyes, can use a brush, and not like needle points on 3.75in."

Both seem pretty awesome to me. I really like the no brainer with creating the removable helmet Boba Fett. I so hope Hasbro releases something like this in the near future.

Panther completes his TFA Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
"Here you go, the final pictures to complete this dio.

I hope you enjoy them."

I know I sure did!

Jaeger 45 shares two new customs and a bonus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
"Two more figures, and a little bonus accessory:

The Weequay Marksman was pretty hardcore--after Luke threw him out a window towards the Sarlacc, he somehow made it back onto the Khetanna, and back to the top deck, only to meet his demise there. The guy deserves some props for perseverance, if nothing else. My version (inspired by LukeSprywalker's marvelous figure) is based largely on the VC Quinlan Vos body. Arms are from Bom Vimdim, head and hands are Weequay (Skiff Master), vest is Indiana Jones Sallah, and softgoods are custom.

Barada was itching to be done! Chest and arms are VC Rebel Commando, legs are Bom Vimdim, and head, bandolier, skirt, and boots are Kithaba. Belt pouch was cast from Weequay (Skiff Master), and backpack was cast from the POTF2 Barada and strapped on with Cricut vinyl. Neck peg was swapped, and collar and neckline were sculpted in Fixit Sculpt. In retrospect, attaching Kithaba's boots to Bom's lower legs was a bit tricky--not much room to peg them together without affecting articulation.

As an added bonus, I painted up a MicroMachines rancor, and mounted it on a pedestal that came with the urn accessory used with the rotisserie. This was supposed to be the rancor statue barely visible in Jabba's chamber on the Khetanna. I've since learned of a behind-the-scenes Polaroid showing this was actually a wall-mounted gargoyle. For now, though, I like it as is."

They sure do look great to me!

JDeck says they are a little too good!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
"Now, I have a whole squad of custom stormtroopers, that's 12 troops plus a commander. The only problem with the new Stormtrooper helmets is they are too nice. They make the body look dull or yellow. The SL11 blended better with the SA figure. I adjusted the helmets to try and make some look tall or short. I like em they have that imperfect ANH look.

I made a custom helmet for the commander, I tried to mask it, but it was so smooth it wouldn't stick, so painting wasn't any easier. However it made cleaning up excess paint easy. I think the new head on the commander looks much much better."

Here is to hoping they put a super articulated body that matches up with that great Rogue One Stormtrooper Bucket.

Commander Kurgan is back with more 1 to 1 Scale custom work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
"From what we can see on the various screenshots taken from the trailers, the Rebel DH17 Blasters seem to be in a carbine-type configuration in Rogue One which makes them look a little bulkier.

Since I had the Hasbro Nerf Blaster, I decided to give it an AR-type stock."

You can see the full description at the aforementioned link. It was sure a great way to add a stock with a great military style look.

Ryan shares a great multi story dio to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
I will let his description speak for itself, but it sure looks like a lot of fun to me.

Customizing the Clone Wars has a new episode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
They are back at it again. This time out they discuss Mandalore Plot!

Stefan is getting ready for a beach storm...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
Kashyyyk that is! I like the look of this dio so far!

Stefan shares a new dio on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
Looks like a new video this time out!

Starfall shares on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016
I like the looks of his six inch custom.

Gentle Giant announces Halloween Sale...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 25 2016

More Bandai News from JDeck!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"Here's a few promo images http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/special/rogue1.html. The Rogue one 1/72 TIE striker releasing January 2017 for 28 USD. Also the 1/144 TIE striker and U-wing. They seem to also come with two hovertanks. Too bad theyre so tiny, but its cool they're included. They'll be released February 2017.

More info on the Death Star however I cant read Japanese, so doesnt do a lot of good. I don't know if it's the concept series, or a full size model. I really hope it's full sized, bigger than a fist, and not the palm sized concept series.

And the Scarif trooper is 2,916 JPY which comes out to 28 USD. A little steep, but you get 3 building options. Release date December along with K-2SO 2,592. JPY, Millennium Falcon and 1/6 Stormtrooper."

I always enjoy seeing new Bandai Updates. That licensee is really doing the Star Wars Brand proud!

Panther is almost done with his TFA Dio!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"Final touches have been made, I used a wash containing a mixture of Yellow Ochre and burnt Umber over the branches, then another wash of burnt umber over the tree. Using a green wash, I went over the ground filling in the white gaps on the base, this also gave the foliage a lovely lighter second tone. I also went around the front of the base with a black acrylic.

Just need to wait until the morning and see how it has dried!"

I would say it dried pretty well!

Dag Marus adds to his BB-8...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"I've got an LED finger light on there that works pretty well in the place of a flame. I've got four days to put some finishing touches on the little guy. Cannot wait!"

He is definitely tricking this droid out!

Clone Troopr is back with a Clone Assassin...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"Here's a custom I'd had on the shelf for awhile, but didn't get around to showing. He's based off of his appearance in the Revenge of the Sith videogame. The blades I made are sheet metal; probably wasn't the greatest idea because I need to be really careful with it incase I take out my own eye with the toy."

He sure does look tough though!

Ron Hembling updates us on his Galen Marek...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"Hi All,

Marek is 90% complete I just need to add a little bit more weathering to the outfit. I had a look at a lot of pics of Marek and his face seemed to be pale so I went with that and I'm very happy with the way it looks but I sent these pic to the client to see if he likes the look of the skin.


I think he is rocking this one!

Starchaser is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 24 2016
"Inspired by both I-Am-Boba-Fett and Mandalore 25, I thought I would try my hand at Tyvokka - Plo Koon's master."

Click on through for the full recipe!

Listen to Lucasclones and Tamer talk customs on our Podcast Page!

View Custom, Diorama, Events, and other various Thumbnail Galleries!

Our Current Contest Gallery

X-Wing Alliance by Hangarbay94!

See our previous Hasbro Question and Answer Sessions!

Imperial Review Section of Imperial Shipyards!
Yours truly reviews the new SDCC 2015 First Order Trooper!
Our pal Mr. Black reviews the new Black Series Six Inch Clone Trooper!
Our pal Mr. Black reviews the new Black Series Snowtrooper Commander!
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
Rex Smoke does his very first Youtube Review for the new Six Inch Black Series Sandtrooper
Clonesniper 78 reivews the first Black Series 6 inch figure of the Pilot Luke Skywalker
Clonehead reviews the new G.I. Joe Retaliation Kwinn
Jetpack Blues reviews the G.I. Joe Retaliation Ultimate Flint
Jetpack Blues reviews the G.I. Joe Retaliation Combat Ninja
Jetpack Blues reviews the Retaliation Ultimate Duke
link to the Imperial Review Archives Page

News Archive

website security