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Ron Hembling finishes the Troopers for his latest Dio Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Hi All,

The troopers are complete, I painted and weathered them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

As soon as the weather clears up I'll get my usual outdoor pics.

Ron"

They look great, as is usual for Ron's Projects!



Starchaser gives us a triple update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"A couple of pirates that might fit into Maz Kanata's environment:

Roca Nave is a pirate who was formerly a crewmate with Sidon Ithano and currently works under the patronage of Maz Kanata; and his crewmate Jarkanneth Obinoa, an Em'liy (from the EU comics) pirate who harbors a deep hatred against anything associated with the old Empire for its devastating treatment of his people."

You gotta love Space Pirates, whichever lines are your favorite!



Jedi Minstrel shows us a great Green Latern Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"The GL Jedi's name is Haa'll Joritz. Stoic and logical but not without compassion and a mean right swing of his light-ax.

Ha'll Joritz was one of a very few Jedi that explored other shapes with lightsaber technology. An ax head became possible when manipulating the spectral manipulation actuator (totally just made that up). The swing of his light-ax could be seen at the crest above many battles. Hard and logical, Joritz was a critical but fair Master."

I really enjoy cross-overs. Jedi Minstrel did a great job with this one.



DaBooma is back with one tough update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Hey guys! It's been a while.

I've becoming a HUGE fan of Marauder Task Force figures, and thought it would be cool to work on a custom of what Boba Fett's armor would have been like, during the Clone Wars, and before he modified it with jets. And bounty hunted for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette. Wicky, Wicky. Its only appropriate to call his armor marauder, since this is a Marauder figure.

He's a seasoned, hardened, trained super commando during the Clone Wars, and obviously much older. And I loved the idea of Boba looking similar to Jeremy Bulloch.

The entire figure is a Marauder Task Force soldier, I cut the range finder/antenna and mask from an old Jango, then used a silver marker to add some abrasions and added a few Mando water decals."

Folks, this is one of the toughest looking versions of Boba Fett I have seen. I really like it!



Sjefke shares a hip repair...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Here's one left over from my Pong Krell build. This is a Thor movie Frost Giant hip, which is thankfully about ten times bigger than the Spidey wrist above. I drilled out the broken peg and replaced it with a tiny screw. The screw is obviously narrower than the plastic ring or else it would split the ring and hamper its rotation. Take ensure it stayed in place, I applied a little acrocyanate at the base with a tooth pick. Thankfully, it didn't run and freeze the joint that time."

Wow, what a great fix. Sjefke can help save you some money. Don't buy a new figure, fix it!


Now this is customizing folks. Very cool story!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Talk about one great customizing story...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
My wife put me onto this story this morning about a crash survivor who steampunked up her body brace. I think its awesome!



Planet Zak’s Star Wars™ Collection Makes a Bold Style Statement
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Spokane, WA (February 3, 2016) – There are some things that never go out of style. There are others that become even more fashionable as time goes on. Star Wars falls firmly in the latter category. The iconic characters and symbols of the Star Wars Saga have become fashion statements that help define a sense of style for both new and old generations alike. And to give those generations a new way to express that sense of style, Zak Designs is expanding its Planet Zak collection of on-the-go drinkware to include a new collection that features the classic Star Wars characters no one can get enough of.

The Star Wars collection from Planet Zak includes a 26oz Vista Tritan water bottle as well as a 29.5oz stainless steel water bottle, and an 18oz aluminum canteen with a carabineer to make it easy to clip onto bags and backpacks. For those fans who want to use the Force to help keep their cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, the Star Wars collection from Planet Zak includes an 18oz and a 32oz double-wall stainless steel vacuum insulated bottle with iconic badges on top of a powder coated finish. For larger thirsts, the collection will also include a 39oz single-wall stainless steel bottle.

And for those Star Wars fans with bigger thirsts, the collection also includes a 32oz and a 64oz stainless steel growler. Featuring a dual screw-top lid that makes it easy to pour and refill, these growlers have a black powder coating and a bold Darth Vader badge. So everyone will know exactly which side of the Force you’re on!"

Wow, some of this drinkware seems pretty cool!



Planet Zak’s Star Wars™ Collection Makes a Bold Style Statement
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Spokane, WA (February 3, 2016) – There are some things that never go out of style. There are others that become even more fashionable as time goes on. Star Wars falls firmly in the latter category. The iconic characters and symbols of the Star Wars Saga have become fashion statements that help define a sense of style for both new and old generations alike. And to give those generations a new way to express that sense of style, Zak Designs is expanding its Planet Zak collection of on-the-go drinkware to include a new collection that features the classic Star Wars characters no one can get enough of.

The Star Wars collection from Planet Zak includes a 26oz Vista Tritan water bottle as well as a 29.5oz stainless steel water bottle, and an 18oz aluminum canteen with a carabineer to make it easy to clip onto bags and backpacks. For those fans who want to use the Force to help keep their cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, the Star Wars collection from Planet Zak includes an 18oz and a 32oz double-wall stainless steel vacuum insulated bottle with iconic badges on top of a powder coated finish. For larger thirsts, the collection will also include a 39oz single-wall stainless steel bottle.

And for those Star Wars fans with bigger thirsts, the collection also includes a 32oz and a 64oz stainless steel growler. Featuring a dual screw-top lid that makes it easy to pour and refill, these growlers have a black powder coating and a bold Darth Vader badge. So everyone will know exactly which side of the Force you’re on!"

Wow, some of this drinkware seems pretty cool!



Enjoy the Legends of Lasat REBELS Episode Guide...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"LEGENDS OF THE LASAT EPISODE GUIDE

Thanks to intel from the space pirate Hondo, the Ghost crew rescue two Lasat from Imperial clutches. These survivors believe Zeb is the key to a prophecy that will lead to a new home for their kind -- but Zeb, conflicted and ashamed of his failure to save Lasan, has little faith."

I watched this episode just yesterday and thought it was pretty good. I loved the background on Zeb!



Star Wars Shock Trooper by Hot Toys...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, February 6 2016
"Star Wars Battlefront is one of the most sought-after Star Wars games of 2015 with 12 million copies sold since its release in November and it was even nominated for the Best Shooter game in The 2015 Game Awards! Fans were very excited to get the chance to play as a wide variety of Star Wars characters in this visually stunning game! As big Star Wars fans, Hot Toys are thrilled to be creating a series of 1/6th scale collectibles based on this beautiful game!

To kick start this new Star Wars collectible series, Sideshow and Hot Toys are delighted to officially present the sixth scale collectible figure of a unique Imperial trooper from the game – the Shock Trooper!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the Shock Trooper in Star Wars Battlefront featuring meticulously crafted armor and helmet, a distinctive red and white color scheme on the armor with weathering effects, detailed weapons and backpack, and a desert-themed figure stand!

Star Wars fans, don’t pass up on the opportunity to add this Shock Trooper to your display! Stay tuned for more Hot Toys collectibles based on Star Wars Battlefront, coming soon!"

We will preview more Battlefront News as it becomes available folks.



We review the new Death Star Trench Run 3D Hologram...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, February 5 2016
We take a look at the first true Star Wars 3D Hologram from Zebra Imaging in the form of the Death Star Trench Run and Kylo Ren. Enjoy the review and then go get one for yourself!

http://goo.gl/0wFhvq

Look for us to feature new holograms from Zebra Imaging in the future. Thank you for watching and be sure to let us know what you think.



Sjefke shows us how to fix a ball joint...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, February 5 2016
"I wanted to share this fix. It's a little involved, but it worked.

Why all of a sudden a tutorial on Ball joint repair?
Because I'm and idiot, that's why! :-X

I was working on upgrading the articulation on a figure, and the acrocyanate glue ran and froze the joint. Not just any ball joint. An Ultra-articulated Spider-Man wrist joint. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's the smallest ball joint ever made, and I needed that tiny ball joint for a specific project

When I freed up the joint, the ring had snapped. Since everything was pulled apart, I poured Lightening Fill in the break and over he rough spots and placed a drop of Lightening Bond on top."

His fix is pretty ingenious. I always appreciate him sharing things like this. He is a great ambassador for the customizing community.



Ron Hembling gets back to work on his Secure The Pod Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, February 5 2016
"Hi All,

The ground work is finally done, I have added the extra foliage and gave the ground work a few washes of browns to dull it down.

Tomorrow I'll finally do the figures and take my outdoor pics over the weekend.

Ron"

Wow, I can see why he wanted more plants now!



BDC41866 is back with a new kit-bash...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, February 5 2016
"New custom kitbash time. New Republic Jedi Darius Rath. More to come."

I always like reading that more to come part. He also shows you it is always about putting the right parts together.


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, February 4 2016
POP! HOME: STAR WARS MUGS
Pop! Home mugs are ceramic and hold 12 ounces of your favorite beverage! Star Wars is joining the lineup with BB-8, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Stormtrooper. $9.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=pop!%20home

NEW HOT TOYS AND SIDESHOW
Continue your Hot Toys Episode VII: The Force Awakens collection with the 1/6 Scale Kylo Ren featuring a meticulously crafted outfit and helmet with weathering and his signature crossguard lightsaber with LED effects for $224.99; and expand your Star Wars 1/6 scale collection with the Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett featuring the bounty hunter’s signature Mandalorian armor with cape, jetpack, and weapons for $199.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18178

POP! STAR WARS EPISODE VII
Princess (General) Leia, Admiral Ackbar, Han Solo, Sidon Ithano, and Rey from The Force Awakens have joined the Pop! Star Wars lineup. Each vinyl bobblehead figure features a Star Wars base. $10.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=pop%20episode%20vii

HOT WHEELS 1:18 HERITAGE K.I.T.T
This 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Heritage model is based on the original smart car, K.I.T.T. as seen in the Knight Rider television series. The black, customized 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am features authentic details and decorations, making it a must-have for Hot Wheels and Knight Rider fans alike! $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MAT15656&mode=retail

Marvel Select Venom
Depicting the original Venom, Eddie Brock, this symbiotic Spidey foe stands over 8 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with a detailed display base in oversized collector packaging. Venom comes with alternate heads so that you can display as you'd like, or buy more than one to display in multiple versions. $22.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11825&mode=retail

MAFEX IRON MAN XLV
Help battle Ultron with the Mafex Iron Man Mark XLV figure. Iron Man stands 6.25 inches tall and comes with an interchangeable Tony Stark face. Mark XLV also comes with a pair of palm blaster effects pieces. $79.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=AGE%20OF%20ULTRON%20MAFEX

SIDESHOW SKELETOR STATUE
What a wonderful day for evil! Ready to face He-Man in Sideshow’s new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series Masters of the Universe, the 21.5 inch tall Skeletor statue stands atop a volcanic snake mountain base while wielding his enchanted Havoc Staff. The Overlord of Evil features ornately sculpted battle armor and removable cape. $449.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=SIDESHOW%20MASTERS

HARRY POTTER ACTION FIGURES
These 8 inch and 12 inch tall action figures by Figures Toy Company feature real cloth clothing! Each figure comes armed with a wand and in a resealable plastic clamshell. Each set includes Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy. The 8 inch set of 3 is $99.99 and the 12 inch set of 3 is $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=HARRY%20POTTER%20ACTION

FUNKO CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR
Captain America and Iron Man square off in Captain America: Civil War and the Mopeez are brooding! Captain America and Iron Man are joined by the lethal Black Widow, elusive Vision, and newcomer, Black Panther! Collect the whole set and take down Crossbones! Don’t forget to grab your Pop! Figures, Pop1 Pins, Dorbz, and Mystery Minis all featuring the characters from the movie.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=funko%20civil%20war


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