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JDeck continues his Imperial Shipyard...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"Originally I was going to do something else, but I couldn't think of a cooler thing than an Imperial Shipyard on the Imperial Shipyards. I'm almost done adding parts and greebles, I'll have an update soon. Well alright meybe a peek. The forks are almost done, I still need to add detail to the hangars inside and out."

Easily one of the coolest projects I have seen started this year.

Blizzard Force Customs doing a giveaway...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"I recently reached 1138 likes for my Facebook page, which I thought was a really good reason for a giveaway....but my regular work interfered, so I didn't have time for it - until now. 😁

Also, Rogue One has launched in the meantime, it's a new year...so many reasons to celebrate! 😃🎉 So now I want to say „thank you“ for all your continued support, likes and comments! I'm really grateful for all your support and comments, I appreciate that a lot!

The three winners will be selected randomly (3rd place / 2nd place / 1st place) and receive the prize detailed in the poster shipped worldwide and free of charge. To be eligible for a win you need to:

1. Like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blizzardforcecustoms/ (if you haven’t done so already)

2. Comment below: Which character from Rogue One would you like to see most on a vintage-style card?

Please note that I will indeed check if both conditions have been met. 😉 The winners will be drawn on Sunday, January 22nd, 9pm CEST and contacted by me afterwards. Good luck…or rather: May the Force be with us!"

Legion078 is back with more mini-dios!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
"So as I already mentioned before I was really surprised to have found model bamboo in different sizes. It seems to perfect for 1/18 scale sceneries!

And in order to celebrate these new artificial plants I just finished my latest project:

This is not directly meant to be a Star Wars Diorama, but I could easily turn it into one with an urgent message from Master Yoda himself..."

What a great dio with a great message. The full how to is at the aforementioned link.

I am ready for my team to take on the Empire!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
Most folks who know me are quite aware I am a huge Steelers fan. Needless to say I am on pins and needles right now hoping my team can be the Rebels and bring down the evil empire of Bellichick and Brady. Rothleisburger, Bell, and Brown just need to be one with the force and send two down the ole exhaust port!

Credit for the awesome image goes to the Pittsburg Post Gazette.

James Doby shows us a 6" Nihilus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
I like this buff version of this classic Sith character. I could see throwing a black soft goods cloak on this guy to really have two distinct looks.

James Doby updates us on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 21 2017
Looks like his Bacta Vader is really taking on shape. I like this version.

JDeck builds an Imperial Shipyard!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"I've had this Bandai 1/14000 Star Destroyer for a while, and it's a great little kit. However there isn't anything in the same scale to go along with it, not even the Armada miniatures. So I thought it would be cool to make an Imperial Shipyard. Though in technical terms it's more like a Slipway, or an orbital drydock, but it's where they make Star Destroyers. Right now this is just the basic frame, I still need a lot more detail. I have some photo etch 1/700 railings for the beams or whatever. But, this is the general idea. I thought of getting another SD kit and make it look like it's being constructed."

An Imperial Shipyard at Imperial Shipyards. I like that a lot!

Stan finishes up two customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"Oola, was bit of a challenge, lengthen her short neck, intense her body color with few other minor upgrades. Shasta new boots come in yesterday so he decided to tried them on."

They both look good to me. I like those new boots for Shasta too.

Ajunta Pall is back with a TCW Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 20 2017
"Here's a few padawans from the clone wars i did last year but never got around to finishing gungi :-\ but i really like Byph. Soon i will do the other three. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking

1) Padawans
2) Byph
3) Katooni (wip)
4) Gungi (wip)

They look good to me. I remember these episodes as they were building their lightsabers.

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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
Classic and iconic film collectibles are available once again for pre-order from Neca! From figures to prop replicas, there’s a must-have for every kind of collector.

You might think you've entered the Mirror Dimension when you see these out-of-this world accessory parts included in the S.H.Figuarts Doctor Strange and Flame Set! Each facial expression, accessory, and interchangeable hands are replicated with superb detail. $84.99

Grab Marvel and Star Wars characters and logos as statues, busts, and bookends from Gentle Giant! These collectible items feature series-accurate sculpt and paint application, making them practical and awesome additions.

Each 8-inch figure features an authentic cloth outfit and comes in re-sealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging anything or displayed!

The ArtFX+ Death Troopers in this 2-pack stand just over 7.5 inches, and feature magnets in their feet to provide perfect stability on the included metal display bases. Crush any Rebels that might be lurking in your home with this great Imperial army building set! $109.99

Each single-carded action figure stands 3.75 inches and feature the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! $44.99 Each

Jaeger 45 is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Quick update, will detail tomorrow.

Gailid and Vedain:

Baga the Bardok (Realistic version.)

Wow, that last one brings me back. I so need to go watch that again. I look forward to reading his full description later.

Blizzard Force gives us a video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Here's a link to a small video/slideshow I did of all my current Rogue One designs....HD ans sound recommended. Enjoy!"

You might want to give his FB Page a like while there!

Larifari shows you how to articulate up K2SO...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 19 2017
"Let's make a another one."

And that he did along with giving you a great diagram with how you too can use parts from a Luke figure to put joints into a Rogue One K-2SO!

Gentle Giant Newsletter Bounty continues...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 18 2017

Ron Hembling completes a new Sandtrooper Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 18 2017
"Hi All,

Completed this dio finally I was just waiting on paint and pastel chalks.


Troopers - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I then covered the joints with stocking material and then painted weathered them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. The bino's I got from a mate over on FB Bandai forums and the strap is just a piece of thin leather.

Base - is from the Stannarts Dewback resin kit and the sand is a mix of 50% sand/ 45% spakfilla/ 5% sand paint. Once the lot was mixed together I then applied it to the base and once dry I then painted and weathered the rocks with Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks.


Wow, I like it all, especially that base! Neat idea with those colors.

Gentle Giant shares new offerings with their Newsletter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017

Ron Hembling shows us his final project images...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 17 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and recipe.


Pilot - is from Hasbro and I superglued the joints and then puttied them up and once the putty was dry I used tissue paper to cover the outfit. I used the open hands from the Bandai Stormtrooper so the hands could lock together as the Hasbro hands were to closed to give them that stand at ease look.

Fighter - is from Bandai is 1/72nd scale and was built straight out of the box and I used a piece of plastic rod and the end of the stand attachment that comes with the kit to secure the fighter to the base.

Base - The fighters base is the one that comes with the kit and the pilots base is two Bandai bases that comes with the figures. I glued the two bases together and the painted them and used to empty inhalers for the canisters.

I painted everything using Vallejo paints.


I think its pretty to cool to see the pilot with his chosen vehicle in a kind of reference image dio.

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