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Guys, ignore the troll. He's allowed to share an opinion and continually calling him out for being rude is just feeding his need for attention. Get back to the subject at hand and don't allow it to be derailed.
I didn't post in a trolling manor at all. I have no need for attention as you are falsely claiming either. This is your version of moderation? Insulting a member with false accusations cause you don't agree with something factual that they posted? Real nice. I've reported your post.

EDIT: Actually, forget it. This forum is a ghost town and nothing like it used to be anyhow. I could care less. Thanks for all the fish.
 
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Please please do not apologies! I just saw this thread....your customs are inspiring! Here is proof. With this whole corona thing going on pieces and parts are of limited supply and I have all the time in the world. I was scanning the Internet looking for inspiration to make a new piece and found this pic. I was so inspired I decided to attempt one myself ......thank you for being my inspiration on this one.😁
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Still a work in progress but inspired by you.
I appreciate it my friend. The figure looks great!
 
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That card looks great! I've never been able to make cards. Wouldn't even know where to begin!
 
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That card looks great! I've never been able to make cards. Wouldn't even know where to begin!
Hey Thanks, Beedo. I can't take all the credit, there are some programs that can help you with most of it. I used one of those and found a pic from the SWHS. Insert, crop, choose options. I don't have a bubble for this or I'd varnish it to give it shine and seal one of my Fetts onto it!

The HARD part is after it pops out of the printer. Then the real tedious work begins. BTW, gift shirt box cardstock is almost perfect for the real one. Seems a bit too flimsy until after you have the front and backs glued onto it (using spray adhesive), and then it's a good thickness. You need some nerves of steel and a steady hand to glue the second side on in the correct orientation.

Give it a try, that's the only way to make one!
 
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Hey Thanks, Beedo. I can't take all the credit, there are some programs that can help you with most of it. I used one of those and found a pic from the SWHS. Insert, crop, choose options. I don't have a bubble for this or I'd varnish it to give it shine and seal one of my Fetts onto it!

The HARD part is after it pops out of the printer. Then the real tedious work begins. BTW, gift shirt box cardstock is almost perfect for the real one. Seems a bit too flimsy until after you have the front and backs glued onto it (using spray adhesive), and then it's a good thickness. You need some nerves of steel and a steady hand to glue the second side on in the correct orientation.

Give it a try, that's the only way to make one!
I'd love to, someday, mate. Right now, however, things are a little tight, and we don't have a colour printer here.
 
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There are other places to print. Some public libraries, work, Kinko's (or similar) copy/shipping centers, etc. Take your time with it. It's fun to do, but definitely when you have time and resources available.
 
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Started this thread over at the fighting 118th. Seems since many of us have some unexpected downtime Let's see what customs, dioramas or whatever we create.

Started a long over due Poison Ivy custom, & some boss fight stuff. Will post pictures later.


Lets see what ya got!
I'm a new member (as of today) and I just finished my custom ESB Bespin Duel playset for 3.75" figures.
Would love to hear everyone's feedback. This is my favorite Star Wars scene of all and I always wanted to build something like this.
This is also my first diorama although I do a lot with model kits, 3D printing, etc.

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This was a combination of Custom 3D Printed parts + some laser cut wood panels (1/8").
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I'm a new member (as of today) and I just finished my custom ESB Bespin Duel playset for 3.75" figures.
Would love to hear everyone's feedback. This is my favorite Star Wars scene of all and I always wanted to build something like this.
This is also my first diorama although I do a lot with model kits, 3D printing, etc.

[ Wrong Luke Figure - I know, all I had handy ]

This was a combination of Custom 3D Printed parts + some laser cut wood panels (1/8").
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Hi! Nice diorama work going on there. I like the "force window" with Luke falling out. LOL. Nice touch.
 
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I'm a new member (as of today) and I just finished my custom ESB Bespin Duel playset for 3.75" figures.
Would love to hear everyone's feedback. This is my favorite Star Wars scene of all and I always wanted to build something like this.
This is also my first diorama although I do a lot with model kits, 3D printing, etc.

[ Wrong Luke Figure - I know, all I had handy ]

This was a combination of Custom 3D Printed parts + some laser cut wood panels (1/8").
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The only thing wrong with it is that it's not in my collection...lol Great work. Hasbro could learn a thing or two.
 
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I'm a new member (as of today) and I just finished my custom ESB Bespin Duel playset for 3.75" figures.
Would love to hear everyone's feedback. This is my favorite Star Wars scene of all and I always wanted to build something like this.
This is also my first diorama although I do a lot with model kits, 3D printing, etc.

[ Wrong Luke Figure - I know, all I had handy ]

This was a combination of Custom 3D Printed parts + some laser cut wood panels (1/8").
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Looks absolutely Amazing! Very sweet piece. and I agree Lobotscomb.. I want this for my collection !
 
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I love this hexagonal corridor diorama. very cool. You have any pics from different angles?
Here ya go. In the process of moving this thing to what will hopefully be the permanent place, so I used what was on hand
 

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Nice work. Leaving him kind of beat makes the finished figure look a bit more authentic. Another good touch is the Cloud Car Pilot communicator. "Brizzzwhur Brizzzz" LOL
Finally a figure it made sense to use one.
 
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Love it! And I really like the fact you went with the blue instead of black or grey. I did the same with my piece.... I think that’s how Kenner would have done it back in the day. I could see him being released just after greedo and snags. Great job my friend!
 
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Finally found the dye i bought months ago and finished my "Long Snoot" I did two capes and have enough parts to make another that I want to card...
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Had to try my hand at this custom. I didn't want to break any figures that I hadn't already broken, and wanted to make a quick and easy project (think easier that quick). I ended up using a Emperor's Royal Guard figure that was already cracked and had his head removed. This is probably one of the weirdest or most difficult figures to use for customizing, since his limbs and torso are basically a one-off size compared to most other SW figs.

Here was the process I used for this figure:

I removed the Royal Guard's cape and ghetto dyed it (Sharpie then water bathed it)yo darken it up a bit more, and then adjusted the width by folding, sewing, then cutting it to remove the excess material.

Then I just literally pulled of Garindan's head to get it off that ugly Hasbro body and painted to match the burgundy body color of the Royal Guard plastic. Surprisingly, just pulling his head off resulted in him having a very Kenner type peg for the neck attachment. If anyone has ever seen a headless Royal Guard, he's got a weird slot where his head is glued, but Garindan's head totally covered this and I did not have to fill this in at all. His head still is able to turn 360º, too.

I previously used the "ropes" that the Royal Guard has on this torso as a belt for one of my Boba Fett customs, so I shaved off the Hasbro belt buckle on the Garindan fig torso and glued it onto the RG fig.

I then just used Sharpie to blacken out his belt, boots, and "gloves" and let all this dry before super-gluing him back together.

The final thing was just to cut the barrel off his Hasbro blaster to use as his communicator (might change the color on this later to make it more visible in his hand.

Overall, I'm happy with how this turned out. Using the RG cape helps make it look more like something out of the ROTJ era figs.

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I spent a little under a month on a non-Star Wars project/custom.

But Star Wars customs? I just did a few minor things.

I tweaked the Old Republic Trooper’s BFG from looking plain black like this:


And added a chrome wash to make it look more used and “lived in”:


Took a 501st trooper from the Jedi Temple Assault pack, bought an extra pauldron, added some paint, and made my own Commander Appo:
 
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This one didn't qualify for the Vintage Customs thread, so it's being dropped here, since it's still COVID time...

Basically, I don't really do much with modern stuff, but I had been gifted a 1998 "Limited Edition" POTF2 C3PO" with coin from an overseas relative. The problem I found is that this figure was poorly made (Hasbro China), and when checking my collection, I found 3PO's chrome was flaking off! WTH I thought, so I opened the box to check out what was going on and... his arm fell off onto my desk.
So I thought, eh, I can just make it a stripped droid, since I didn't want to just trash the figure, because it was a gift after all. It does come with a nice'ish stand and POTF coin. So off to the oven cleaner bacta tank 3PO went. When we popped out, I was surprised that he was.. yellow plastic under the chrome, but all his limbs except his head had come off. Great! Since all of his limbs joints broke off from the brittle China quality plastic AND he was yellow, I could make a Droids removable limb 3PO.
Taking a tip from ToyPolloi, I made my own "peg system" to reattach his limbs, and repainted him per the same paint apps as the Droids 3PO figure. Now I don't need to open my MOC one to get a peep at him~!

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And what it looks like now...

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The real one.. (not mine)
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Beautifully done! Oh, dear, that doesn't bode well for the one I've got in my collection. Oh, well, I suppose I could always replicate this nifty custom should the need arise!
 
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Beautifully done! Oh, dear, that doesn't bode well for the one I've got in my collection. Oh, well, I suppose I could always replicate this nifty custom should the need arise!
LOL. Nice comments, Beedo. And yeah. If your starts flaking off chrome, don't fret. You know what to do now :D
 
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I absolutely adore the creativity in this thread! The vintage kitbashes are incredible. As an aside, I too had my paint skills lambasted on this very forum back in 2007 for a repaint I did of the Anniversary Collection Han Solo, good times... But I didn't let it stop me and in a fun way I have a repaint of a different Anniversary Collection figure to present to you that I did in lockdown!

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It's the Yavin Luke notorious for how bad the original toy looked and yet, this may have been a solid likeness for Luke in 2007!!

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Somewhat simple custom here. Endor Leia with removable helmet.

Recipe: Leia Speeder Bike set from 1995; Leia as Boushh from SOTE (head).

How to: Crack both bodies in a vice (carefully), swap Boushh head onto Speeder Bike Leia body, re-glue torso. Hollow out Speeder Bike Leia's head to make the removable helmet and voila! She can also double as General Leia (before Endor attack). This is how she should have been released in '95 IMO, especially since the Ewoks were available soon after.

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So, non-Star Wars customs:

1). I worked on this back in April/May. It’s the old 80’s Macross (aka Robotech🤮) SDF-1 from Matchbox, but repaired (shoulders were busted), repainted, and modified ever so “slightly”:

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2). Got bored and made this custom GI Joe Shipwreck over the Christmas break. Never cared to pick up the figure back in the day, but my Joe display was a little lacking in the Navy side of things.

In the comics, he moves up from a regular sailor to a become a SEAL. So, this was my take on that version:

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3). Recently got this small mini-figure with a Mospeada mech I got:

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If you’ve ever watched the anime, you know that’s way too pink for the character’s armor and bike. I had to correct that issue:

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Posted in another thread, but here's a quicky pic of my Coronavirus customsView attachment 350958
Wow, I don't recall anyone seeing anyone make a custom vintage Ralph McQuarrie concept art Boba Fett before! Come to think of it, that would be really surprising if actually the case.

That slight modification with the angled beveled dark area of "WARS" is such a simple yet incredibly effective modification the iconic logo. And using it as a place for a media's title. *chef's kiss*

OK. Back on topic. Selective beater selection, EasyOff oven cleaner, a jar, and a couple hours can get you this...
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Oven cleaner ended up giving this figure a marble pattern on its head? It looks brilliant, as if it was the marble-plated protocol droid of a Naboo / Coruscant politicial / diplomat or something. Would be a shame to paint over that "happy little accident".
 
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Wow, I don't recall anyone seeing anyone make a custom vintage Ralph McQuarrie concept art Boba Fett before! Come to think of it, that would be really surprising if actually the case.



That slight modification with the angled beveled dark area of "WARS" is such a simple yet incredibly effective modification the iconic logo. And using it as a place for a media's title. *chef's kiss*



Oven cleaner ended up giving this figure a marble pattern on its head? It looks brilliant, as if it was the marble-plated protocol droid of a Naboo / Coruscant politicial / diplomat or something. Would be a shame to paint over that "happy little accident".
Hi, Thanks for the encouragement in my custom work. It's good to see other than like them.

As far as the oven-cleaner C3PO is concerned, it didn't give him a marbled head, that was done at the Kenner factory. The oven cleaner only strips his vac-metalized chrome veneer off, so that you can see the plastic underneath. It also doesn't seem to damage the plastic and even some paints. Works with any chromed figure, like say, Death Star Droid or R2D2's head.
 
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I absolutely adore the creativity in this thread! The vintage kitbashes are incredible. As an aside, I too had my paint skills lambasted on this very forum back in 2007 for a repaint I did of the Anniversary Collection Han Solo, good times... But I didn't let it stop me and in a fun way I have a repaint of a different Anniversary Collection figure to present to you that I did in lockdown!

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It's the Yavin Luke notorious for how bad the original toy looked and yet, this may have been a solid likeness for Luke in 2007!!

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Great job on the repaint. Would have never guessed that the sculpt was that good underneath...
 
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