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Ron Hembling is making my week!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
"Hi All,

I have added the snow by watering down spakfilla until it is like a pancake consistency and then applied it to the base.

The snow on the AT-AT was done using a small brush and then using a almost dried out baby wipe and dabbing into the spakfilla and then dabbing it over the AT-AT head.


To say I am loving this is probably the understatement of the week. He has also shared some great work on the 6" AT-AT Driver too. Once again I am including his awesome FB Galleries:

Panther is showing us some great molding!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
"Last night was all about casting katana's and tiger claw swords. I now have 4 of each, which I'll paint up and fix the katana's into the sword rack and the tiger swords to a piece of wood each, which will then be mounted to the back wall, either side of the Shinto shrine.

You can see that Slice and Dice both approve of the tiger claws swords!"

He is really getting good at that!

Legion078 gets into the Battle Droid, literally!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
"FialaFernbrugg and I talked about our next plans for future customs the other day. He told me it would be nice to see a well painted Battle Droid next! Commander Vaks was actually next on my list! Luckily I got enough time to work on both over the last couple days! This is going to be a bigger post so I will try to arrange everything as clear as possible."

Folks, aside from just a great custom project, L78 has created one of the best resources on this character and its offerings I have ever seen. It is definitely worth a read. Thanks for putting all this together and sharing it Legion078!

Talonreap has more custom Clones!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
"Today I have a CW trooper again. He's an AT TE Gunner from the Season 3 arc 'Padawan Lost', and he's a gunner with the 104th at the Battle of Felucia. The base figure is an AT TE Gunner I got loose of Ebay a few years ago, the one without the green triangle variant on the helmet. I used Mechanicus Standard Grey, Mephiston Red, and Chaos White. I included a reference picture for him as well due to the character's obscurity. The eyes on the helmet were tough, but I'm satisfied enough for the moment."

I can't imagine painting that fine of a detail.

Foxtrot Delta shows us some Action Man Cardbacks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
"Just finished this new set of 4 Action Man SAS Cardbacks to include Code Name: Sparrowhawk (SAS Para Attack), Baracuda (SAS Frogman), Quickfire (SAS Commando), and Eagle (SAS Squad Leader), the cardbacks are made to fit the Modern Era size Joes."

These are really nice!

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, September 20 2017
His Cantina Sets are really looking nice. 3D Printing sure does seem the wave of the future. I gotta wonder when we will just switch over to that full time!

Toys R Us declares bankruptcy...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 19 2017
"Toys R Us, facing imminent deadlines to pay off hundreds of millions in debt, said Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The move comes on the cusp of the all-important holiday season, a period in which many retailers earn nearly half of their annual revenue, and a time of year that is particularly lucrative for the giant toy seller. The filing was long in the making."

Read the full story here. Glad that Ackbar set said in stock before I ordered!

Toys R Us Admiral Ackbar Exclusive Set up for order!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 19 2017
What you get going through Facebook on break.

The 6" Scale Star Wars The Black Series Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer figures are up for pre-order. Free shipping to boot too!

Panther with a new Arishikage Dojo Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, September 19 2017
"Last night the second coat of paint was applied to walls.

Using Blu Stuff I made molds of 2 weapons to be used as wall hangings, the swords will be used in the rack. Making up the mixture, poured it into the molds and waited for them to start to cure."

Looks good to me and his molded weapons fit the bill!

Ron Hembling adds flame effects to his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 18 2017
"Hi All,

Have sprayed the AT-AT head and will weather it tonight. I have also done the smoke using Tamiya's matt black and medium grey spary cans until I was happy with the result.

The flames I have started and I used cheap battery powered flickering lights. I then used Woodland Scenics Water Effects to make the fisrt lot of flames and gave them a wash of red/orange and yellow.

I still need to add smoke around the base of the flames and also use the Water Effects to bulk up the flames.


I am telling you Ron is really, really, really doing fantastic work with this one. I am including his FB Gallery of images:

Panther is almost there with his Arishikage Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 18 2017
"Yesterday morning I was able to apply a black wash I've the shrine, a black boarder to floor and the walls and then apply a coat of black to the weapons the rack.

Just need to add another layer of white to the walls and black to the weapons rack and cast another couple of swords before saying that this is completed."

It is looking pretty rad to me!

Rezikai is back with new fan fiction...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 18 2017
"Riptide's crash site

It had been a few hours since the raid on his ship and Captain Barrax sat in his chair in the command center placed the mountain cave above his ship the Riptide going over the post battle report “Well people. We we're lucky at best.” the older calamari captain said I his throaty rough voice.

Around the small holotable in the middle of the command center sat the officers of the Riptide. Three Mon Calamari men and a Mon Calamari woman and a human male. Commander Shellis and Commander Vorm were two of the Mon Calamari men around the holographic image of the Riptide and mountain range with the frozen scene of the Tie fighters and Y-Wings dueling for air supremacy. Commander Shellis used the Captain's lead in statement to start the details of the report."

That is just the first couple of paragraphs to give you a taste of what you are in for.

Talonreap shows us more Custom Clones...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 18 2017
"For tonight's post I'll take a break from the CW customs. These are some ROTS clones, in particular the generic Clone Commander (red), 5th Fleet Security, and Shock Trooper.

The Clone Commander I repainted to be a Phase II version of Commander Gree without his camo, so I just copied his Phase I paint scheme onto this figure, by and large. I used Chaos White and Caliban Green."

There are two more after that to peruse too.

James Doby is back with a custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, September 18 2017
He shared his custom Snoke via our Facebook Page. Sure does remind me what we might see when he finally gets out his lightsaber.

Ron Hembling starts the effects...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, September 17 2017
"Hi All,

The sanding is now complete and I didn't make it to the shops today so I'll pick up the paints I need tomorrow.

But until then I started on the smoke using a wire coat hanger and then gluing the cotton wool balls to it. I still need to add spary paint them to simulate smoke.

The smoke will also need plastic card added to it to simulate the hull being blown outwards.

For the fire as you can on the non stick paper it is still drying and once it does it will be completely clear. I used Woodland Scenics Water Effects and once it does become clear I will paint the inside of it to give a fire look and then add the flickering lights.

Once the smoke and fire is done it will allow my mate to add it to the dio whenever he wants.


Oh yeah, this is gonna be epic! More from his Facebook Gallery:

Two new customs from Talonreap...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, September 17 2017
"Here are two more:

Clone Pilot Rod, from the Zillo Beast arc, and Pilot Shadow 11 from the Malevolence arc. Same process used on them as on the others. Hope you like!"

They look pretty nice to me.

Stocos28 is back with a great udpate...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, September 17 2017
"Hey Everyone! I’ve been very busy lately but have finally gotten back to customs. Here’s some of my latest work. Some of which is available to anyone interested."

It sure looks pretty awesome to me. Check out a few more:

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