StarAlien70's customised Black Series 6" Action Figures

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Here's a TBS 6" Rey (Jakku) customised with soft goods wrap and skirt. The wrap is glued over the existing torso. Custom synthetic leather belt with bag cut from the original. Head from TBS 6" Rey (Island Journey).



Rey (Scavenger/Speeder) with custom soft goods headgear: This is the TBS 6" Rey that came with the speeder, with the head from TBS 6" Rey (Island Journey) and custom soft goods headgear, made from the material of 2x Episode 1 Tatooine Accessory Set ponchos. Goggles cut from the speeder head and fitted with elastic. Repainted backpack with a removable flask. The flask was made by glueing the top and bottom pieces, cut from the backpack, to a circular piece of plastic for the middle.

 
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Dark Side Rey: Hands, lower torso & legs from TBS 6" Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha). Modified upper torso, belt, head, arms, and feet from TBS 6" Rey (Jedi Training). Custom soft goods tabard/sash made from satin ribbon. Skirt from TBS/TVC 3.75" Kylo Ren.



The sunset was an image on a laptop screen with the figure placed in front.




These two images were shot with a large mirror angled to see the sky behind the figure.

 
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Boudi Qara (Mandalorian Bounty Hunter)

Here's a 6" version of the 3.75" custom figure I did a while back, that was inspired by Female Mandalorian Cosplay.

Boudi Qara (Mandalorian Bounty Hunter):



Figure:
• Torso, upper-arms and boots modified from 6" Black Cat (Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spider-Man)
• Knees, thighs and hips repainted from 6" Felicity Smoak (DC Collectibles Arrow)
• Forearms slightly modified from 7" Jane Foster (Marvel Select Thor)
• Hands repainted from 6" TBS Kylo Ren (Unmasked 26)
• Head and hair heavily modified from 7" Hit-Girl (Neca KA2)
• Noise chain cut from basic jewellery
• Boot pockets cut from 3.75" Boba Fett (Rebels MS05 2-pack w/Stormtrooper)
• Soft goods cape cut from an old t-shirt

Mandalorian Armour pieces:
• Chest, neck, back, stomach and knee pieces cut up from 3.75" Jango Fett removable armour (TAC 57)
• Shoulder pieces cut from 2x 3.75" Boba Fetts (Force-Link 2-pack w/Han Solo)
• Codpiece cut from 3.75" Boba Fett (SW Saga 03/08 - I think?)

Belt section:
• Belt & holster from 6" TBS Sergeant Jyn Erso with added painted elastic strip
• Hip bags cut from 2x 3.75" Chewbaccas (POTJ Dejarik Champion)
• Small ammo pouches cut from 3.75" Boba Fett (Force-Link 2-pack w/Han Solo)
• Vibro-dagger sheath modified from 3.75" Shanna (Marvel Infinite Series)
• Removable waist ammo belt modified from 3.75" TFA FO Stormtrooper Squad Leader's Ammo Harness

Weapons:
• Removable flamethrower gauntlets, flames and Jetpack modified and repainted from 3.75" Boba Fett (Force-Link 2-pack w/Han Solo)
• Blaster from 6" TBS Sergeant Jyn Erso
• Vibro-dagger slightly modified from 7" Hit-Girl (Neca KA2)



More images to follow with alternate weapons.
3.75" Boudi Qara custom can be seen here: https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1123651&p=20024692&viewfull=1#post20024692
 
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Dark Side Rey (alternate version)

Having seen the latest SW trailer I thought I'd share some images of an alternate version of the Dark Side Rey custom I did a while back. This version uses a cut down belt and a modified cloak from TBS 6" Kylo Ren 26; I opened up the front stitching and hemmed each side, then I added a fastener (my Wife came up with the idea to use a Bra fastener for this). The rest is as the previous Dark Side Rey: Hands, lower torso & legs from TBS 6" Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha). Modified upper torso, head, arms, and feet from TBS 6" Rey (Jedi Training). Custom soft goods tabard/sash made from satin ribbon. Skirt from TBS/TVC 3.75" Kylo Ren.

 

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Looks really great!
Bra fasteners are a good solution. It is too bad they are too big for 3.75 figures.
 

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I tried to use them for several members of Saw's Jeddha crew. It doesn't really work. They are easy enough to make though.
 
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Here's another 6" custom. I've seen a few customs of this character from Battlefront 2 (I don't actually play the game, I just liked the look of the Inferno Squad).

6" Iden Versio custom:
TBS 6" Inferno Squad Agent with head from WWE Series #69 Tamina combined with the top and back part of the head from TBS 6" 81 Padmé Amidala. I find that a lot of WWE heads are too large for TBS 6" figures, but this one was a nice size. I cut the tubes off the life support pack and put plastic pieces in the helmet mouthpiece to fill the holes.



I hollowed out the helmet to fit over the head, it's a tight fit but I did it (if you try this, be careful of the thickness variations in the helmet - it's quite easy to get carried away and think you have a long way to go, then you hit a thinner part of the helmet). The pauldron is a modified piece I had cut from TVC Kylo Ren skirt with added strips off plastic painted for the stripes.



The belt is modified to have a less bulky look and have 2 drop boxes (Why did they make that detachable stormtrooper belt for TBS Han Solo with only one drop box anyway?).
The hair bun is detachable for the helmet to go on.

 
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Here's a few Expanded Universe 6" customs that I did about a year ago, but just realised I hadn't shared them. I plan to do an army of these at some point with various camo patterns, as I got a load of Cassians really cheap. The main problem will be finding suitable heads to swap with them all.

TBS 6" Rebel Soldiers: Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain



Rebel Sergeant: Repainted TBS 6" Captain Cassian Andor with modified cap and repainted head from TBS 6" Finn (Jakku).




Rebel Lieutenant: Underneath the poncho is a modified torso from 6" Tauriel - The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey) to fit the waist joint and legs from TBS 6" Rey (Jedi Training).
Head from TBS 6" Jaina Solo (Legends). Feet, arms, poncho, cap and holster belt from TBS 6" Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu).



Rebel Captain: Repainted TBS 6" Captain Cassian Andor with head from 40th Anniversary 6" Death Squad Commander.
No repaints on any of the legs except for the boots.

 
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Here are some various 6" TBS Imperial Officer customs I've been working on recently. Most of this batch are based around customised TBS Director Krennic figures.

Imperial Officer with light grey tunic (same uniform as Trech Molock): This is the officer that can be seen reporting to Tarkin on the Death Star overbridge just before Leia is being escorted in. He is also seen walking passed the turbolift. TBS Director Krennic #27 all repainted apart from legs and gloves, with modified head from TBS Rebel Fleet Trooper #69. Upper 6 rank squares and code cylinders cut off. Skirt and cap repainted from TBS General Veers. I stuck with the Krennic gloved hands as I don't have enough bare hands to use.

Imperial Commander - generic, but same rank as Nahdonnis Praji: TBS Director Krennic #27 all repainted apart from legs. Upper six rank squares cut off. Skirt modified and fitted with holster from Death Squad Commander. I fitted the black holster on the left to be consistent with what can be seen in stills of Daine Jir's on the Tantive (as you don't get to see Praji's holster), rather than the brown holsters worn on the right in the Death Star control room. I would have prefered to use the long gloved forearms from the Death Squad Commander but the pegs are too small for the upper arms of Krennic, and the whole DSC arm doesn't fit well in the Krennic torso.



Lieutenant Pol Treidum: TBS Director Krennic #27 all repainted apart from legs, with repainted head from TBS General Hux #13. Upper 6 rank squares and each end square on lower row cut off to leave 4. Skirt modified and fitted with modified holster and blaster from TBS General Veers armour.

All custom utility boxes are Lego tiles sanded down on 2 opposite sides to make them more rectangular.



Imperial Lieutenant - generic, but same rank as the gloved officer (only seen properly in stills) who follows Vader to the Falcon in the Death Star hangar. TBS Director Krennic #27 all repainted with modified head. Upper 6 rank squares cut off. Skirt and cap from TBS General Veers.

Imperial Stormtrooper Commander: Simple custom - just a modified 40th Death Squad Commander. Holster taken off and used on above Commander custom. Head and repainted cap from TBS General Veers. This is based on the commander that signals to the group of stormtroopers in the Death Star corridor after the Falcon lands in the hangar. He doesn't seem to have a rank or holster and also has boots and trousers more like a Naval Trooper rather than an officer, but it's unclear which uniform it is.



I'll show another batch soon of Imperial Officer customs based around customised TBS General Veers figures.
 
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Here's another selection of 6" TBS Imperial Officer customs, this time based around customised TBS General Veers figures.

Expanded Universe General: TBS General Veers with repainted gloves. Skirt and cape repainted from TBS Director Krennic. Head from WWE Kurt Angle (?).



Lieutenant Jundland (Expanded Universe): TBS General Veers with repainted gloves and 4 left most rank squares cut off. Skirt repainted from TBS Director Krennic. Head modified from 6" budget hero Luke Jedi.

Captain Piett (TESB)/Admiral Piett (ROTJ): TBS General Veers with 2 left most rank squares cut off. Head and cap from TBS Admiral Piett.



Generic Captain (TESB)/Generic rank officer (ROTJ): TBS General Veers with 2 left most rank squares cut off. Head from 40th Death Squad Commander.

 
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I've not posted in a while. Thanks for your comments. Here's another one from the Expanded Universe.

Admiral Amise Griff (Classic Marvel) 6" custom



Uses TBS 6" Director Krennic #27 all repainted with extra code cylinder (cut from a previous officer custom) added to left side to represent TESB era Admiral insignia. Cape also repainted from Krennic with fur added from 3.75" Forcelink Range Trooper. Head is a repainted TBS 6" Poe Dameron from 2-pack with FO Riot Control Stormtrooper. Cap from TBS 6" Admiral Piett.



Some more Expanded Universe customs to follow soon.
 
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Thanks all for your likes, here's another one from Marvel Star Wars, this time the current comics.

Princess Leia (Marvel Comics) 6" custom



Uses slightly repainted TBS 6" 81 Padmé Amidala. Repainted head from TBS 6" 22 Jyn Erso, modified hair with 2 pieces from TBS 3.75" Padmé and 1 piece from TSC 3.75" Padmé - I'm not sure the face looks particularly like Leia, but I think it fits with the comic style of her. Belt also from Jyn Erso with added parts from TBS 3.75" Luke Jedi belt. Repainted forearms from TAC 3.75" Death Star Trooper with repainted hands from 6" DC Comics Icons 13 Harley Quinn. Repainted jacket from TBS 6" 58 Rey Island Journey.

 
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Thanks for the likes. Here's another Leia from the Expanded Universe.

Princess Leia (X-Wing Pilot) 6" custom (based on Dark Horse Comics - 'In The Shadow Of Yavin')



Uses slightly repainted 6" TBS 56 Jaina Solo figure, helmet, belt, vest & harness. As Jaina is quite a tall figure, to make the figure a bit shorter I took a bit off the tops of the thighs and redid the sockets. Head from 6" TBS 75 Leia Hoth with added hair pieces - ponytail from DC Comics Designer Series 3 Raven.



 
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Thanks for your likes. Here's another from the Expanded Universe.

Mara Jade 6" custom



Uses repainted DC Comics Icons 12 Atomica. Repainted head from Marvel Avengers Captain Marvel (one with limited articulation). Arms from WWE Alexa Bliss (Battle Pack w/Nia Jax). 2 pairs of hands repainted from DC Collectibles Arrow Black Canary. The cuffs are cut from the ends of 2 6" TBS General Veers' holsters (which I had used for the 6" Imperial Officer customs). Boots from DC Collectibles Batman Arkham City Talia Al Ghul - the feet weren't articulated so I cut them off and dremeled them to fit the Atomica ankle pegs, then hollowed out the boot calf pieces to slot over the Atomica lower legs.



Repainted and modified cowl from 6" TBS Rey (w/Jakku speeder). Goggles cut and repainted from helmet of 3.75" TVC 72 Naboo Pilot with elastic attached. Harness straps made from synthetic leather strips. Harness disc is made from a plastic washer cut to shape with an added smaller plastic disc. Repainted and modified belt from 6" TBS 22 Jyn Erso - added a plastic piece for lightsaber hook, back holster is from 6" TBS 44 Rey Jedi Training. Retouched holdout blaster from 3.75" POTF/EU Mara Jade. Side blaster and lightsaber from 6" TBS 56 Jaina Solo.

 
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Here's some alternative faces and headscarf mods for 6" TBS Hoth Rebel Troopers. This is a great figure, but I wish they had made the cap without any scarf elements on it.

The first uses a repainted face cut from 6" TBS 23 Cassian Andor. I took off the long scarf and added pieces cut from a 3.75" TVC 116 Rey Jakku scarf head around the cap. All goggles' elastic replaced with white.



Below: Head from 6" TBS Archive Han Hoth with alternative repainted & cut down headscarfs from 6" TBS 22 Jyn Erso. I really don't like this small Han head on the Han Hoth, but the size works well with this all-over headscarf.




Below left: Repainted face cut from 6" TBS 40th Death Squad Commander and long scarf replaced with longer scarf cut from 6" TBS 23 Cassian Andor cap. Below Right: Repainted face cut from 6" TBS 27 Director Krennic and repainted scarf.

 
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WOW! These are all amazing! I especially love the soft-goods additions. Criminally underused in both production pieces and customs, I think.
 
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I'm always down for any Hoth type stuff, those all look really great, and that 6" Hoth Rebel Soldier is an amazing figure with lots of custom potential. That Luke is superb, btw! Do you glue the scarf down? If so, do you mind me asking what you use? I'm always looking to improve and Elmer's or superglue and soft goods are not really good in my experience.
 
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I'm always down for any Hoth type stuff, those all look really great, and that 6" Hoth Rebel Soldier is an amazing figure with lots of custom potential. That Luke is superb, btw! Do you glue the scarf down? If so, do you mind me asking what you use? I'm always looking to improve and Elmer's or superglue and soft goods are not really good in my experience.
Thanks, glad you like them. The scarf isn't glued, it's wrapped around then kind of tied at the back. I'm going to put up some more images soon of Luke, showing how this same head works for the 'Wampa Attack' scene with the scarf trailing behind.
 
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Thanks all for your comments and likes.

Here's details of the 6" TBS Archive Luke Hoth with soft goods scarf and alternate faces.

The mod on Luke started with me just wanting to do a better scarf that wraps around the cap and use the goggles from the Hoth Trooper, but as always it got a bit more complicated...



I used the idea of the Hoth Trooper's alternate faces to modify the Luke head. The clean face is cut from a 6" TBS Luke Snowspeeder (which I had previously taken off to put a Luke Bespin head on). I cut some off the peak of the cap to reshape it and replaced the cap radio with one from the Hoth Trooper. I added a piece to the neck that was cut from a 3.75" TVC 116 Rey Jakku scarf head. Goggles from 6" TBS Hoth Trooper with elastic replaced and slightly modified to fit over the nose better.

The 'Wampa Attack' face is the existing Luke Hoth face, cut off to make into an alternate face and repainted. The top of the cap can be taken off to swap the face. I cut a slot at the back of this to thread the length of new material through (this was the best colour I could find for material that doesn't fray, but I would like to find a lighter brown). The material is wrapped around the cap and tied at the back for Luke on the Tauntaun and can be unwrapped for the 'Wampa Attack' version.



Details of the Han Hoth custom to follow soon...
 
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Thanks for your likes. Here's the details of the 6" TBS Archive Han Hoth with soft goods hood, scarf and removable cap.

The mod on Han started with me just wanting to make the existing plastic hood fit better, but as always...



The soft goods hood was made using material from a Jedi robe (Possibly TVC Obi-Wan). I made it so it slots over the neck peg which keeps it in place, and can also be taken off easily. I glued small bits of fur to the hood. The Jedi robe material used for the hood is quite a reddish-brown compared to the jacket, which is what prompted me to weather the jacket and disguise the colour difference. I didn't want to put too much snow effect on the hood though and risk making it stiff. Soft goods scarf is the same type of strip material I used on Luke's (I also used this material on the 3.75" versions I did a few years ago), I cut a small slot in the front of the jacket to push the scarf into. Removable cap is made from a hollowed out Hoth Trooper head (I used the face mount from this on the Luke Hoth head custom) with the scarf elements cut away and the top and bottom pieces glued together. Existing goggles have been cut out to resemble Han's goggles shape a bit more and covered with a clear piece cut from TVC figure packaging, then added white elastic. Plastic scarf neck piece from Hoth Trooper. The existing Han Hoth head from this figure is what I used on the Hoth Trooper custom with the all-over head scarf.



The head is from the Comic Con Han & Leia Hoth 2-pack (which I recently got 2 of at quite a reasonable price), an alternative would be the 40th Han Bespin head, but I used the 2-pack version as it's a bit paler which suited this better. I took the hair off and thinned it out on the inside to make it a bit slimmer to fit the cap I had made, then glued the hair back on.



Slightly repainted electrobinoculars fitted with synthetic leather strap.

Han's scanner/transmitter is pulled off the Tauntaun saddle (why did they basically make an accessory then glue it to the saddle?), I made a panel to fill the gap left on one side and added greeblies from bits of plastic and used pins for antennas. Straps are made from painted ribbon.



Feel free to ask if anything in that description was a bit confusing.
 
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Mere human words are inadequate to express my astonishment and respect for the amount of work and ingenuity that went into these.
 
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Love these, Luke is bloodied beautifully and the small details are really great. I really love the metal pins on the scanner, I did something similar with the 3 3/4" Hoth Han, wish I could get some super-tiny telescoping pins (also would use them on the probe droid. One of the things I dislike at either scale is how antenna are too thick though I do understand Hasbro's limitations. Thick antenna and straps drive me crazy on figures, your alterations are brilliant. You gonna tackle any 6" dios like your amazing cantina? Just throwing it out there as a fan request, anything you do is outstanding and it feels like we're in slow custom/dio times.
 
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Love these, Luke is bloodied beautifully and the small details are really great. I really love the metal pins on the scanner, I did something similar with the 3 3/4" Hoth Han, wish I could get some super-tiny telescoping pins (also would use them on the probe droid. One of the things I dislike at either scale is how antenna are too thick though I do understand Hasbro's limitations. Thick antenna and straps drive me crazy on figures, your alterations are brilliant. You gonna tackle any 6" dios like your amazing cantina? Just throwing it out there as a fan request, anything you do is outstanding and it feels like we're in slow custom/dio times.
Thank you so much for that, glad you like them. It's always great to hear comments on the details. 👍
I keep thinking about attempting a smallish dio for 6" figures of a Wampa's lair, as I have some plastic dinosaur skeleton pieces that could work well as Tauntaun ribs. So I might bump that up the list of things I want to do. Thanks again.
 
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