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It's been over year since I posted any images of my custom figs so I figure it's about time to post some more. Some were posted before, but I included them so all my mods would appear in a single thread. I just got this camera and it really doesn't do the figs justice but I figure some pics are better than no pics at all. I hope you enjoy.


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"Admiral Ackbar" was one of my first mods I ever made and I got 4 stitches in my thumb making him. The exacto knife went right through the plastic and down to the bone in my thumb. You might be able to tell which mods were made while I had stitches :P. I made "Bespin Han" as a stand-in fig for nimzomitch until he pulled a RS Han. It was made from a Naboo Soldier and is rather blocky because it was only meant to be a stand in piece. The "Dead Rebel" was made by cutting up a Rebel Trooper, repositioning the pieces and gluing them back to the base.


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These two E-Web Blasters are not mods but were made from scratch. I used plastic pieces left over from models, bits of metal, half of a Gonk Power Droid and some Sculpey to create them. I also made stat cards for it and other items that I hope to post for others to use. The stats and rules cards are from the Ultimate Mission books, except the rules on jumping which is a mix of all the different UM rules cleaned up into one.


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Here are some modded "Scout Troopers-Running Toward the Fight". I just cut them at the waist, rotated them a little, glued it and then sculpted the waist to look correct. The arms were cut and pinned as well. The "Dead Trooper" fig was made like the above "Dead Rebel".


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These are my modded Imperial Officers-"Death Star Officer" was made from an Imperial Officer body with a Rebel Trooper head. "Imperial Officer-Being Choked" was made the body of the above mentioned Rebel Trooper with an Imperial Officer's head. "Imperial Officer-At Attention" was made from Tarkin's body with an Imperial officer's head. Tarkin's head was used for a different mod that you'll see later on.


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This is a "Twi'lik Sith" with a couple of droid friends from the Death Star. The body of the "Twi'lik Sith" was made from a Klatooninian Enforcer with the head of a Twi'lik Scoundrel. I gave him two lightsabers and Sith tattoos on his lekku to add some personality. "The Death Star Droid" is just an R2 repainted to look like the droid found on the Second DeathStar and the "Interrogation Droid" was made completely from Sculpey. I included the front of the stat card I made for reference.


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Here's my "Darth Vader-Who's Your Daddy?". The fig was made from RS Darth Vader-Dark Jedi. The scene it's from is still one of the best in all movies. I know that his lightsaber was off when he held his hand out to Luke but I decided to keep it on for the mini.


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These are a couple of modded Tuskens. The two with staffs were cut, adjusted, pinned and sculpted into different poses. The Tusken on the Bantha and the Tusken on the left were cut at the waist and switched. I've seen that other people have done this switch as well; it's quite simple to do and I highly recommend it.


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The "Oola-Doomed Dancer" was a Twi'lek Bodygaurd that was completely cut apart at all the joints, pinned and readjusted. I used the staff for the chain and positioned it to look like Jabba was pulling on it. "Bib Fortuna" was a Twi'lek Scoundrel and I hope that WOTC will make one with a CE that improves Jabba. "Boba Fett" was a CS Clone Trooper that I made as a stand-in until I finally got one (I ended up having to buy it).

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ILS - What did you use to make the laser beam thingies shooting from the Basilisk? And where the heck can I pick some up? They look to be perfect for making lightsabers.
ILS - What did you use to make the laser beam thingies shooting from the Basilisk? And where the heck can I pick some up? They look to be perfect for making lightsabers.

likely acrylic rods, they can be found at model train stops, it's reasons similar to this i created the custom help thread yet still it seems nobody uses it
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I wasn't sure how the paint scheme was going to work until I finished it. I started with a yellow/metallic gold color that I covered the whole droid in. After that I painted all the support bars scarlet red and then dry-brushed scarlet red over sections. Then I detailed some parts with the orginal yellow/gold, white and a wash of black. I used those two colors to add high-lights to the driver and two Super Commandos.

The banner was made from a piece of paper cut to shape. I hand drew the Mando logo and details and then painted it with the above colors. When it was dry I carefully glued it to the staff and shaped it too look like it was blowing in the wind. To keep that shape I coated it with a couple of layers of diluted white glue.

Yes, those are pieces of a red acrylic rod that I cut to length and glued very carefully one by one into place. After they dried I reinforced them with more super glue. It really helped to finish the piece and added to the "dive bombing-bird of prey" look I was going for.

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Wow! very nice! Your painting really looks good on this. The war droid I'm working on is a bit more subdued. Keeping with the original paint scheme, but brightening it up a bit, bringing out the details. I cut it off the base along with the rider - who will also get redone. Base coats are done but thats all so far. Thinking of customizing the base a bit too but not sure with what. I'll post picks as soon as it's done.

Fantastic work ILS!!

Thanks. I'll be keeping on eye on your customs thread and adliv's to see what you guys do with it. It's a nice change of pace working on something that large compared to working on a regular mini.

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Agree 100%. I remeber doing the rancor. It was nice being able to see what you were painting without having to guess.
I saw that Basalisk in person this weekend and it looks amazing. It was so good that I almost felt bad about chopping it up with Vader.
Yoda, that was pretty sad seeing Vader slice and dice it so quickly. Oh well, maybe some day I will finally win a single game against you. Maybe.

Finally had a chance to take some pics of the last group of clones I made for my personal squad.

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After planning to make these over a year ago, I finally created a group of Clone Trooper Grenadiers.

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I just finished playing the game Republic Commando (What an ending!!! When's part two ever coming out?) so I had to make some to go with my squad.

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Here's a Scout Trooper on a Vilda 999 Speeder Bike (thanks for the inspiration adliv :cool along with a pair of Clone Trooper Sergeants.

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Finally, a group pic of all the pieces to my personal Clone squad. Besides finishing the clones, I have been working on my entry for the Epic Battle contest and will post the pics of it when the deadline for entries is over.

I've been so busy lately that I have hardly had time to customize any figs or even play much of SWM. I thought having a new baby kept me busy but now that my son is one I have even less free time.

Still, that didn't stop me from finding something else to take up even more of my time. If you can't tell from my customs, I really like bikes and after years of waiting I have finally gotten my first motorcycle. Here's a pic-

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Still trying to think of a name for her.

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Who is a cool ninja girl in star wars? hummm???????????


Very nice clone group. I like the DTP3 in the back
I hope your battle scene turns out well. Its a contest i'm not going to be able to enter. No point since I can't use the prize.
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The pic of your new bike reminds me of an ad I saw a few years ago-
it was a two page spread of the latest Chevy Impala, all in black with
chrome. The only words included said, "Lord Vader, your vehicle is ready". :D

Can't for the life of me say why I found that appealing...

Belated congrats on both the new son and the new bike!
Call it Jessica Simpson. That way you can say "I ride Jessica Simpson everyday before work!" :D :P
very nice customs there!
As for naming the bike if your taking suggestions and going with SW names I'd say 'Aurra' I could see her running down a Jedi on one of those!
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So... When is Wizards hiring you?
Nice bike!
Time for us to go to for a ride finally!!!!

I would name it....
The Dark Knight
K.I.T.T. 4000
Knight Rider
Darth Ajnin
Skid Mark
You could name it Venator or Acclimator. Or Executor.
Wow! You are completely out of control! hahaha
Great customs, keep it up!
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Would Mara be a "ninja girl" from Star Wars? That's a cool name. Yoda, I sorry but I like brains with my beauty and I really don't think that my wife would like me going around saying something like that everyday. :P Aurra is a good idea, but would go better with a white and orange colored bike I think.

So Moose, did you name your bike? I like your suggestions except maybe the last one. Wouldn't want to have a self-fulling prophesy using that name . I thought about WidowMaker or BlackWidow but like SkidMark I don't want to live up to those names.

Venator, Acclimator and Executor are all excellent ideas. Thanks for the input guys. I think I 'll need to ride it for a while before I decide on one (that is if I ever decide to give it one). Kind of leaning towards Midnight but I'll keep the other suggestion in mind.

Been working on ewoks for Hothie's Special Event for the next Nexus. They are quite the challenge. The size of the basic ewok fig is a big challenge to work with when trying to make modifications. Also the scuplt really doesn't lend itself to reposing but I think that they are coming along nicely. I hope to have them done soon and will post pics.

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Would Mara be a "ninja girl" from Star Wars?

Yes, she would.
Been working on ewoks for Hothie's Special Event for the next Nexus. They are quite the challenge. The size of the basic ewok fig is a big challenge to work with when trying to make modifications. Also the scuplt really doesn't lend itself to reposing but I think that they are coming along nicely. I hope to have them done soon and will post pics.

Any other info about Nexus yet?

You could name your bike Lumiya.
Been working on ewoks for Hothie's Special Event for the next Nexus. They are quite the challenge. The size of the basic ewok fig is a big challenge to work with when trying to make modifications. Also the scuplt really doesn't lend itself to reposing but I think that they are coming along nicely. I hope to have them done soon and will post pics.

Please do- of course, you're working on Ewok customs just when A&E is about to come out with a few more of the little suckers for custom fodder. C'est la vie.

Sathenus
For this spring Nexus there will be the usual massive tournament with prizes and the Special Event that will be run by Hothie that is a recreation of the Battle of Endor at the bunker. I know he is also thinking of running a SW Starships game but hasn't decided yet. I'm not sure if that event will be a separate event or tied to the bunker battle.

I don't know if scruffy is planning on running anything yet or not as well. With the 3D terrain he has made for the Epic Battles contest he very well could. I'm taking a break and won't be running any events at all but plan on participating in any SW events.

I have finished the ewoks for Hothie's event. I tried to make all the
ones that had something to do with the attack on the bunker (with the
exception of Kenesa, who was made because she is my wife's favorite from
the cartoon series)

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From left to right-
Wicket (Just a repaint since a he'll be in the next set)
Kenesa (Wicket's girlfriend in the cartoon and very briefly seen in the movie)
Chief Chirpa (Chief of the tribe and Kenesa's dad)
Paploo (Steals the speeder at the bunker)
Teebo (Wicket's best friend and apprentice medicine man)
Lowgray (Tribe's medicine man)

The small size was a real challenge when it came to altering the pose. The designs of the characters (especially the last two) were a lot of fun to try to recreate at such a small scale. I tried to get all the details possible and make them show as much character at the same time. If you are a customizer and want a challenge I suggest modding some ewoks.

I have a S3 puzzle to work on but as far as customs go I'm not sure what I'm going to work on next.

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For this spring Nexus there will be the usual massive tournament with prizes and the Special Event that will be run by Hothie that is a recreation of the Battle of Endor at the bunker. I know he is also thinking of running a SW Starships game but hasn't decided yet. I'm not sure if that event will be a separate event or tied to the bunker battle.

I don't know if scruffy is planning on running anything yet or not as well. With the 3D terrain he has made for the Epic Battles contest he very well could. I'm taking a break and won't be running any events at all but plan on participating in any SW events.

I have finished the ewoks for Hothie's event. I tried to make all the
ones that had something to do with the attack on the bunker (with the
exception of Kenesa, who was made because she is my wife's favorite from
the cartoon series)

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From left to right-
Wicket (Just a repaint since a he'll be in the next set)
Kenesa (Wicket's girlfriend in the cartoon and very briefly seen in the movie)
Chief Chirpa (Chief of the tribe and Kenesa's dad)
Paploo (Steals the speeder at the bunker)
Teebo (Wicket's best friend and apprentice medicine man)
Lowgray (Tribe's medicine man)

The small size was a real challenge when it came to altering the pose. The designs of the characters (especially the last two) were a lot of fun to try to recreate at such a small scale. I tried to get all the details possible and make them show as much character at the same time. If you are a customizer and want a challenge I suggest modding some ewoks.

I have a S3 puzzle to work on but as far as customs go I'm not sure what I'm going to work on next.

WOW!!!! Those are AWSOME!!!! great work.
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From left to right-
Wicket (Just a repaint since a he'll be in the next set)
Kenesa (Wicket's girlfriend in the cartoon and very briefly seen in the movie)
Chief Chirpa (Chief of the tribe and Kenesa's dad)
Paploo (Steals the speeder at the bunker)
Teebo (Wicket's best friend and apprentice medicine man)
Lowgray (Tribe's medicine man)

marvellous .. its all that I can say ILS ... I've long wanting to do Chief Chirpa, Teebo and Lowgray my self but due to the size of original ewok, I have to postpone the project ... but now seing your work really inspired me ... well done ILS;)
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  • Arrr.... they so fluffy. Is the second one from the left gay or did his mum put a red sock in with the white wash :D
    BURN!!!

    No, but seriously they look phenomenal. Lot of detail on Lowgray.
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    awesome. Those are nice. I always wanted to see more diversity in the ewok nation. And I never wanted to mod the Ewoks, because theyre a hard peice to mod. Looking forward to seeing the new ones in the next set.
    WOW! Nice portfolio! I especially like Yoda running up the clone, the battle droid being cut in half by blaster fire, and the jedi wookie. The paint jobs on the ewoks look great.
    Keep up the great work!
    Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.

    Here's the images I took for the Epic Battles Contest. The idea was that a Republic stronghold is being attacked by a droid army. As the droids and clones battle, Obi-Wan and Durge have a rematch on their speeders. While that fight is taking place three Jedi are facing-off with General Grevios and his bodyguard droids. Meanwhile Anakin and R2 are leading a group of Republic Commandoes behind enemy lines when they are ambushed by an Acklay.

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    The first time I submitted it there were too many images and the email bounced. I resumbitted it with only numbers 1, 4, 8, 11. 14 and 17. This set-up is the reason why I didn't have any new post in March at all--I was busy working on it. I was going to enter my Hoth Base as well but it was too big by four inches and I had help from Scruffy setting up the main walls when I started building the Hoth Base.

    A special thanks to Nimzomitch for letting me use his camera to take better pictures than my camera ever could.

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    Those Ewoks look really good.
    I would name your bike:

    Swoop
    Lil Falcon
    Speeder Bike
    Black Bantha
    Road TIE
    Iron on Tauntaun

    LOL :D
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    MEOWWW!
    Those are some great looking ewoks. I definately appreciate the dificulties of reposing them. I had to cut appart one for a mod I'm working on. And I've got dreams of doing a Paploo on Speeder mod too; I even went ahead and bought a second commando on speeder just for that. Got to finish Mara, Poggle, & Jar Jar first though. Maybe after that & my other ewok I've got in the works, I'll be brave enough to repaint some more (not that I could ever match the quality of yours!)
    :bounce:
    As you can tell from the crowd of appreciative smileys i think your Pretty Awesome.
    Hey, I just thought of a really good (and nerdy) name for your bike: Epona.
    What site did you get the templates for the paper scenery?
    ShockFett I like Lil falcon and I already call my car the Millenum Falcon (glad it doesn't run like it though :P). But Ilikeyoda I'm riding a motorcyle not a horse; plus I don't need help from a fertiltiy goddess--I have a kid already. :D I think I'll still wait awhile before I settle on a name for her.

    felius_digitus if I ever get ahold of a speeder bike cheap I just might have to make a Paploo on Speeder as well.

    Iliakkin, I got the paper 3D stuff from a great web site: http://www.swminiatures.com/. You have to be a member, but it's free and the paper models are fantastic.

    I'm currently in the middle of working on a set of the seven character that you can have in your party in KOTOR 1 that they haven't made into figs yet. I should be done soon and I'll post pics when I can.

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    But Ilikeyoda I'm riding a motorcyle not a horse; plus I don't need help from a fertiltiy goddess--I have a kid already. :D I think I'll still wait awhile before I settle on a name for her.

    Well, you learn something new every day. I google'd the word "Epona," and found alot of interesting things about horses. However, when I said Epona, I was referring to this Epona.
    Well, you learn something new every day. I google'd the word "Epona," and found alot of interesting things about horses. However, when I said Epona, I was referring to this Epona.

    i knew that.
    felius_digitus if I ever get ahold of a speeder bike cheap I just might have to make a Paploo on Speeder as well.

    Guys-

    It's really too bad that the Titanium speeder bikes are just a little bit
    too large- it would make this a lot easier.

    Why not just use the Galoob Action Fleet speeder bikes? I've seen
    them for sale individually on eBay and they're the same size as the
    SW Minis bikes...you could even take one of the plastic Ewok figures
    and modify that for Paploo. That's what I'm planning on doing. Anyone
    want to make a pitch for stats? I'm thinking it should be somewhat
    similar to the rebel speeder bike, but with something like Disruptive
    as a power and a very minimal attack capability (he can only shoot
    an enemy target with a roll of 19 or 20?)

    Sathenus
    Wow, ILS, you have some amazing work. i've been looking over this thread at all the pict's and i love em all. You've inspired my to try my hand at some customizations, mainly with your ithorian jedi. I dont have that large of a collection yet, but just looking at that ithorian made me think, i should make some sort of jedi /dark jedi with one of the alien races. so i thought long about which to use, which models i rarely use in game and which could make a good stance, i ended up with a pretty nifty varactyl wrangler conversion into a dark jedi, it couldn't have turned out more perfect. I'm gonna get a thread up hopefully tomorrow showing him off a bit, and i'd really like for you to check him out. once again great work, and thanks for inspiring me!
    Genius!
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