Monday, August 27, 2012

Celebration VI

The fastest four days I've ever experienced.   So long Celebration VI, we hardly new ye.

From Celebration VI

Scenes from the hall floor...

From Celebration VI

From Celebration VI

The awesome diorama build

From Celebration VI

From Celebration VI

I've fallen and I can't get up!

From Celebration VI

That is funny, I don't remember playing volley ball...

From Celebration VI

Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!

From Celebration VI

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday and pre-Celebration VI post #4

Every pilot needs a co-pilot.  This is Lanta Oollar, a lavender skinned Twi'lek and co-pilot to an Enza Kalo (an earlier custom).

From Lanta Oollar

From Lanta Oollar

From Lanta Oollar

Birthday and pre-Celebration VI post #3

Here we have another droid or actually a pair of droids.  This is the AAD-30 or Aerial Antipersonnel Droid specifically designed to target and eliminate clone troopers of the Republic by reigning down overwhelming fire power from above.

From AAD-30

From AAD-30

From AAD-30

From AAD-30

From AAD-30

Birthday and pre-Celebration VI post #2

I almost finished this hunter-killer probe droid earlier this year but it still needed some work.

From RH-93Y

The lower half separates from the upper and I've added paint and weathering to the lower appendages.  I think it looks better and close enough to call done. 

From RH-93Y

Birthday and pre-Celebration VI post #1

OK, I know it has been ages since I completed and posted a custom but you know how life can be....

In any case, new customs time

First up, I re-did one of my oldest customs to add a little articulation. 

From Arbo Yorro--Tatooine enforcer

The original is above while to new version is below. 

From Arbo Yorro--Tatooine enforcer

I guess I could have gone for a more dynamic pose with that added articulation.  Next time, right?


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So, that happened.

Wow, so no updates since January...  Well, I have been tinkering around with my first vehicle custom between work and classes....

Here are a couple of teaser pics but don't expect me to finish it up right away.  The summer semester starts

From WIPs


From WIPs

Han Solo: "Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Customs by group

OK, so that wraps up my updates of new customs for a bit.  Here are a few group shots...

First, we have the Rodian delegation

From Group Photos

Here they are again with the hired security...

From Group Photos

From Group Photos

Next we have the terrorist strike team...

From Group Photos

Then we have the mercenaries...who knows what they are up to?

From Group Photos

And lastly all the Rodians I've customized so far....

From Group Photos

Friday, January 27, 2012

Last update for January

This is my last new custom for a bit.  This semester looks to be a busy one.  I am not sure when the next new custom will get finished. 

This is an RH-93Y "Resolute Hunter" probe droid from Arykyd.

From RH-93Y

I may re-work this one later to add some paint detailing to the lower half and some wear-and-tear to the body.  We will see what time allows.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why pay more?

Mandalorian?  Sure, you could hire one, but I'll do the job for half of what they charge.

Just another bounty hunter trying to make a living...

From Mosati Carka

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Henchman

I guess the Beatles said it best when that sang, "All you need is thugs".  I might be paraphrasing a bit...
This next custom is a henchman - probably for some backwater Hutt.  I doubt he works on Tatooine for Jabba with all that black.  He must guard some other Hutt...maybe Ziro?

From Tenin Paksati

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Ten

The last character for this scenario is Wey Felwyr.  He and his business partner Wexsus are high-paid mercenaries with a reputation for getting the job done.  He is an expert marksman who strikes from a diestance.  Is he protecting the Rodian politicians or out to bring them down?

From Wey Felwyr

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Nine

So far, we have some terrorists, some politicians and a Mando'ade.  Now we add another variable--mercenaries.  Are they a separate protection team, part of the terrorist plot or free agents pursuing their own objectives?  First up is Wexsus Kasiri, the Sakiyan mercenary.  He is an operator that specializes in hard contact.

From Wexsus Kasiri

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Eight

So, if you were a wealthy politician and you felt someone was out to get you, who would you hire to protect you?  I know I would want the best.  I would hire a Mando'ade.  Cedess Wiles is your best bet when you absolutely want the best protection money can buy.

From Cedess Wiles

From Cedess Wiles

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Seven

Improvised Explosive Droid

RM-3D serves Nawat and is an unwitting accomplice in the plot.  He is sent on a mission to deliver a message to Reereeka and the Rodian Senatorial delegation.  Nawat tells the droid to ignore the capsules welded to his frame as they are merely decorative. 

From RM-3D

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Six

Something tells me this isn't going to work.

Next we have Boododoo.  A bold but not overly bright member of the Tetsu plot.

How is he going to hide those hands, much less stuff his head into that Clone Trooper bucket? 

From Rodian Terrorists

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Five

Nawat is the leader of the Tetsu Clan team sent to  attack the Rodian delegation to the Republic Senate.  If they succeed, they could shift the balance of power on Rodia.  They could also be pawns in a political game by the Chattza Clan. 

From Rodian Terrorists

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Four

Rodian society is divided by clans.  The Chattza Clan is the dominant segment of Rodian society.  Keeto is a member of the despised Tetsu Clan.  He and his fellow clan members struggle for power and autonomy on Rodia. Keeto is part of a group that aspires to make the Tetsu Clan the dominant group on Rodia.  Are he and his co-conspirators pawns or are they revolutionaries struggling against the Chattza Clan hegemony?

Here we see Keeto carrying a n explosive device to be used against the Chattza Clan representatives to the Republic Senate.   

Special thanks has to go to Marauder for quickly processing my last order.  I couldn't have finished this custom without the tactical vests.  If you haven't visited their site, do yourself a favor and go get some guns.


From Rodian Terrorists

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thank you!

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Naturally, I am thankful for all my visitors form the good ol' US of A, but I also want to express appreciation to my international visitors. 

From Blogger Pictures

The Rodian Plot: Part Three

Part three introduces us to Pwiqui Beebis, consular agent and assistant to Reereeka.  Is she the loyal assistant or a backstabbing opportunist?

From Pwiqui Beebis

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part Two

The second post introduces us to Reereeka, the Chattza Clan representative to the Republic Senate.  She is the primary target of the plot.  Will she survive or become a victim of the machinations of rivals and of the terrorists?

From Reereeka

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Rodian Plot: Part One

OK, I don't have the computer skills to make a photo novel.  However, the next series of customs are all involved in a storyline about an assassination plot involving a Rodian delegation to the Republic Senate.  It takes place just before the events of Revenge of the Sith.

This post introduces us to one of the three Rodian politicians at the center of the plot.  Is he a target or part of the conspiracy?  Is he a collaborator with the terrorists?  As a Chattza Clan Representative to the Senate, his goal is to retain and increase his power.  How far will he go toward this aim?  Is he a part of the plot?

Qiku Sook

From Qiku Sook

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sith Guard

Every would-be Sith needs a henchman.  This one guards Talus Vir.  Again, mostly Joe parts but I think it turned out pretty well.

From Edited customs

Friday, January 13, 2012

Talus Vir Redux

This is a revised version of this character.  Unfortunately, I had to sacrifice the original figure to make this new version.  The head and the "belt" section of the torso were saved to be used in the new version.  I then cut a G. I Joe lower torso in half and attached both portions to the belt section.  I think the legs and arms are from Snake Eyes while the upper torso is from Storm Shadow.   

From Edited customs

And here is the original version for comparison.

From Talus Vir--Sith Acolyte

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rebel Commando

Same as the last one but with a different head and standard Rebel blaster.

From Rebel Commandos

From Rebel Commandos

And here is a WIP shot from way back when in January of 2009...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rebel Commando Grenadier

This one actually took a good deal of work.  The lower torso and legs come from a G.I. Joe Duke figure while the upper torso and arms come from Dusty.  Then there are some actual Rebel Commando parts used for accessories. 

From Rebel Commandos