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02-26-2002, 08:54 AM
Post your custom figures for Expanded Universe: Comics, books, novels in this thread. If you have problems attaching the images, please PM me.

02-26-2002, 09:11 AM
I don't have any access to post pictures, but i will list the ones that I have made.

1. Nomi Sunrider
2. Guri
3. Leebo
4. Jodo Kast
5. Kir Kanos
6. Carnor Jax
7. Death Trooper
8. Baron Fel
9. Luuke
10. Ponda Baba w/ Mechanical arm
11. Luke (Shadows)
12. Lowbacca
13. Anakin Solo
14. Jacen Solo
15. Jania Solo
16. Luke (wedding)
17. Mara Jade (wedding)
18. WInter
19. Darth Bane
20. Vima Sunrider
21. Tott Doneeta
22. Ulic Quel-Droma
23. Leia (Preganat)
24. Jorus C' Boath
25. Blue Stars
26. Quilon Vos
27. Xanatos
28. Yuuzhan Vong Warrior
29. A'SHarad Hett
30. Spero
31. Sish Sadeet
32. Garm Bel Iblis
33. Talon Karrde

02-27-2002, 12:22 AM
Evenflow your big on customizing hey?? Do you have an art background or something. Im scared to try customizing for fear of wrecking alot of figures. Whats your secret what do you use for tools and paint???

03-04-2002, 01:22 PM
At first I was worried about destroying figures too, but i got over it. I got tired of waiting for Hasbro to release stuff that I wanted. When all those figures were released for .99 - 1.99. I stocked up and bought whatever i could. The main tool is a dremel and x-acto knife, and the boil and pop method. Oh, and sculpey, and alot of it. That is basically it.

03-04-2002, 09:40 PM
Remember have imagination and patience and try to get multiples of the cheap figures. Hint Target is lowering prices on the Luke X-Wing Gear. Just picked up a couple for only $1.99. Also look for some of the Godzilla figures or Titan AE figures, or any of the no name action figures for spare heads. Even the Voltron figures will work for some interesting customizing.

03-06-2002, 06:51 PM
I have just recently created some custom figures based on various comic book, video game and novel characters. Some of these figures include:

1.) Luke Skywalker: Jedi Master (NJO)
2.) Luke Skywalker: Shadows of the Empire ( Tan Vest)
3.) Anakin Solo: Jedi Robes (NJO)
4.) Jacen Solo: Jedi Training Gear
5.) Corran Horn: CorSec Security Uniform (X-Wing Series)
6.) Corran Horn: Jedi Master (NJO)
7.) Lt. Corran Horn: Rogue Squadron X-Wing Gear
8.) Princess Leia: Dark Jedi Gear (Star Wars Infinities)

As soon as I can I will try to get pictures of these figures a well as other customs on the web

04-28-2002, 02:35 PM
There doesn't seem to be an EU customs thread so I'll put this one here because he's not in the movie but is cool and Tatooine based anyway - BoShek's R4-E1 astro droid. I'm really proud of how this one turned out because the green stripes on R4-M9 are really hard to cover up. I had to guess what the back and right side looked like but as Most of his panels are red I though he'd be pretty much covered in red. The head was a bit tricky because the toy sculpt is inaccurate compared to reference shots but I managed ok.

04-28-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
There doesn't seem to be an EU customs thread so I'll put this one here because he's not in the movie but is cool and Tatooine based anyway - BoShek's R4-E1 astro droid. I'm really proud of how this one turned out because the green stripes on R4-M9 are really hard to cover up. I had to guess what the back and right side looked like but as Most of his panels are red I though he'd be pretty much covered in red. The head was a bit tricky because the toy sculpt is inaccurate compared to reference shots but I managed ok.
Pardon the slip up, so I've split the thread from the ANH Custom Figures and created this EU Custom Figures. I just like those droids! :D

To all,
Post your custom figures for the Expanded Universe (comics, novels) in this thread. If you have problems attaching the images, please PM me.

04-28-2002, 09:47 PM
Thanks for this ACPin. :)

04-29-2002, 09:24 AM
No problem and I just found the original thread for the EU Custom Figures which I've just merged into one.

05-01-2002, 03:25 PM
Question: Is this thread okay for 'non EU' EU stuff? By that I mean stuff you've created from your own feverished mind. It's just that I created a crew for a fictional starship I haven't yet made. And one or two look okayreally, but they aren't strictly speaking EU in the traditional sense. Would it be okay to use this thread or do we need a new thread for that?

05-01-2002, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
Question: Is this thread okay for 'non EU' EU stuff? By that I mean stuff you've created from your own feverished mind. It's just that I created a crew for a fictional starship I haven't yet made. And one or two look okayreally, but they aren't strictly speaking EU in the traditional sense. Would it be okay to use this thread or do we need a new thread for that?
This thread would be the catch all for any custom figures outside the Saga. However, if it's a starship that you've done then please post it in the Custom Vehicles, Ships, Accessories (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4162) thread.

05-02-2002, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
- BoShek's R4-E1 astro droid. I'm really proud of how this one turned out because the green stripes on R4-M9 are really hard to cover up. I had to guess what the back and right side looked like but as Most of his panels are red I though he'd be pretty much covered in red. The head was a bit tricky because the toy sculpt is inaccurate compared to reference shots but I managed ok.

Your droid looks kicka*s*s Jargo! Very nicely done.:)

06-24-2002, 01:55 AM
I just started my new Han Solo Tie Pilot custom tonight. I finished drilling the Helmet and made the head swap. I thought it was going to be hard, but all I did was boil Han and Tie Pilot to make them soft and I pulled the heads off with a towel on each end. One to hold the head and one to hold the body, once that was done then the difficult part came. I had to get Han's head on the Tie Pilots body so I took a small flat head screw driver ( the kind you fix glasses with ) and pushed one end in and then the other. Finally I was done, and then proceeded to drill the helmet which has to be done with much caution so you don't mess up big time. I did manage to make a tiny pin hole on the side of the helmet which I will putty and paint later. I also had to resculpt Han's head so it would fit in the helmet, I did this buy cutting away some of the bushiness of his head and presto I was done that. I will make finishing touches tomorrow by painting and sealing. Once complete I will post pics.

06-24-2002, 02:06 AM
Since you had to cut off some of Han's hair, there any chance of possibly going over it to resculpt it in a "wet from sweat and matted down from the helmet" look? It might give it an interesting look if you prefer to look at him with his helmet off.

What TIE Pilot did you use? TIE Interceptor/Bomber Pilot or the regular POTF2 one?

06-24-2002, 02:12 AM
Yeah, I can do that, but I'll have to play with some paints to get the look. I do plan to display him with the helmet off, I think he will look better that way.

I used the POTF2 one, I didn't want to use my Tie Interceptor one cause he's still in the box.

The Han Solo I used was from the Pricess Leia Collection, it was a good one to use.

06-25-2002, 09:21 PM
Here's the pic of the New Han Solo Tie Pilot. He comes with removable helmet and his custom blaster. Tell me what you think.
His head is matted down LTBasker, you can tell cause it doesn't have the high hair part anymore.

06-25-2002, 09:55 PM
Looks pretty good Brandon. A better idea then Han in Tie Pilot outfit would have been using the POTJ Imperial Officer. Use one of the younger looking Han solo face sculpts. I would suggest the Commtech Han Solo. With a shaving down of his hair, and cutting the top of his head at the same angle as the officer's head and glueing the hat on, you can make Han Solo: Imperial Officer. Then toss him into a diorama with a group of Stromtroopers beating on a Chewbacca figure and you get a nice EU diorama of Han and Chewie's first meeting. :)


Jar Jar Binks

06-25-2002, 10:05 PM
Thankx JarJarBinks, I just might do that if I get another Imperial Officer. I only have one right now, so I'll have to wait a while. In the mean time how about Captain Antilles to work on until I get that Imperial Officer ? Or maybe I'll do a ATST Han.

06-29-2002, 11:50 AM
I made this figure a while ago, thinking Anakin would be older than 22 in EPIII. He is made from a Jurasic Park head, Darth Maul speeder body, and Vader flashback arms and cape.

06-29-2002, 11:59 AM
looks great spacelord

07-01-2002, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by spacelord
I made this figure a while ago, thinking Anakin would be older than 22 in EPIII. He is made from a Jurasic Park head, Darth Maul speeder body, and Vader flashback arms and cape.

Very nicely done SpaceLord. Good work.

Sidiously Darth
07-04-2002, 02:38 AM
Good job brandon & spacelord.

I have a couple more EU characters in the works. Just too much other stuff to do.

hango fett
07-07-2002, 08:45 AM
i have obi-wan's (AOTC) lightsaber hilt with vader's (SAGA) red blade. and i have dooku's cape spray-painted (i will give it a final white paint coat soon.) this would be luke if he had gone to the dark side before he got his hand cut off.....if i can, i'll get a pic soon....

hango fett
07-12-2002, 07:49 AM
here is the pic! enjoy!

Lt Kettch
07-13-2002, 08:20 PM
THIS IS MY VERY FIRST CUSTOM EVER!!!!! I'm not done yet of course, i'm painting the gloves and boots black. Sorry i had to do this to a Zuckuss quite long dong..... however.. everyone meet Ooryl Qyrgg!!!

07-13-2002, 08:24 PM
Oh my Dewback! You killed Zuckuss! :D

Nice custom, but there's an EU Custom thread in the EU custom section, so this thread will probably be moved there.

07-13-2002, 09:02 PM
it kills me that i have never even seen a zuckuss and others are chopping them up to make silly customs...
no offence.
nice custom btw...

07-13-2002, 09:37 PM
Don't feel back, the diorama builders with multiple R2 Holos make me feel the same way! I will admit I saw plenty of Zuckuss up here (the advantage of living in Maine is less competition for figures).

Darth Sidious
07-16-2002, 08:41 AM
Some of you may have seen this already, but here is my Sith Apprentice Anakin custom. He is standing with some Geonosians. It's my first custom, so if it sucks...oh well. :)
Also, I didnt cut or paint this figure at all because its my only HD Anakin. The only one I've ever seen, actually.

Darth Sidious
07-17-2002, 09:55 AM
Come on people, look at my Anakin! If nothing else you'll get a good laugh! :D

Lt Kettch
07-17-2002, 11:21 AM
If anyone cares I am working on some new customs:

Kapp Dendo
Gavin Darklighter
Riv Shiel
Newara Ven

They should be done soon hopefully and i plan on putting up some pictures.

07-17-2002, 09:49 PM
Below are 2 new Star Wars customs i have done. An Arconian Jedi and another Alien i made up my self from spare parts (His head is Taun We's legs :) ) named an Octovec.



07-18-2002, 07:56 AM
Octovec is cool. :D

07-18-2002, 07:54 PM
Here it goes my first custom in years. It's basically just a simple repaint but I threw in the saber from the EP1 Maul/ObiWan 2-pack. Hope you guys enjoy.

07-18-2002, 08:06 PM
looks pretty cool metaljedi
good work

07-18-2002, 08:09 PM
I like it.

07-18-2002, 08:32 PM
Thank you.

Goebel the hutt
07-19-2002, 10:49 AM
I made a custim Darth Rage, its pretty sweet

07-19-2002, 03:25 PM
have you maybe got some pics Goebel The Hutt?
I've never heard of Darth Rage, is he EU or fanfiction?

07-20-2002, 06:23 PM
here is a jedi bith. his saber hilt is made from the band instrument that he came with and the blade is from a cheap paint brush. if it was a red blade he would be a sith bith.

07-21-2002, 02:49 AM
Thats way cool DingoDad.

07-23-2002, 04:43 AM
Can anyone give me some pictures of Guri? Preferably from the comics, or any other artworks. I need some reference pics for a custom Guri I'm woking on.

07-23-2002, 09:23 AM
I'm at work right now, but I have some great Guri reference pics on my pc at home. As soon as I get home, I'll post them!

07-25-2002, 08:01 PM
Sorry I took so long, but here are the pics I have of Guri.....

07-25-2002, 08:02 PM
and here's another...

07-25-2002, 08:06 PM
and if you are interested in carding your custom Guri, here's a cardback I made! Hope these pics help!!

hango fett
07-25-2002, 08:51 PM
wow! shes hot! i had never seen her before! but she's no padme'!!! ;)

Darth Sidious
07-25-2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by hango fett
wow! shes hot! i had never seen her before! but she's no padme'!!! ;)
Lol, have to agree with you there...I had never seen her other than the pics in SOTE for the N64. Get that custom finished! Jk, take your time. :)

07-25-2002, 11:02 PM
Thanks Mandalorian. :)

07-26-2002, 07:22 AM
No problem! ;)

Darth Vellner
08-10-2002, 06:45 PM
custom droids, lets see them!

Here's a few I did:

Jango 2
08-18-2002, 01:55 PM
Figures needed:

1 Padme arena escape
2 Baspin Luke


and super glue

Pop head of Luke

Put Padme head on Luke body

Paint Jump suit orange

Paint left Knee fless ( where rip is )

And there you go

09-11-2002, 05:55 PM
Well, it has been a while since i had the time to sit down and start customizing again. I figures i would start with something simple to get back in the game, Holiday Special Cartoon Boba Fett & Dragon. It feels good to be back into the swing of things.

02-03-2003, 04:46 PM
I haven't done any droids for a while so i thought i'd experiment with a spare deluxe threepio. I painted him with enamel aluminium silver and left that to dry off for a few days. Then i tried a new technique to me which is to use cellulose glass paint and basically glaze the figure. With the silver underneath and this glasslike finish to him I got a cheap imitation vaccuum metalised look. The only glass paint colors I could find were bright colors like this green and orange and I think purple or red. But it gives a really nice shiny look to an otherwise crappy figure. I added in a little black matt enamel paint to his knee joints and other joint places and added back his lit eyes. I plan on dirtying him down so he looks more like an abandoned protocol droid wandering the streets of Coruscant. I like the idea of brightly colored protocol droids though. Like they were once in vogue but are now falling on hard times as the more muted colors become fashionable. Anyway, I think Testors do the same cellulose paints. Shouldn't be too hard to get hold of. It dries really fast and you need a special thinners for it but otherwise it's just the same as any other paint. Oh yeah, I painted a few coats onto mine just to make sure it covered everything. It has a patchy look with just one coat.

02-04-2003, 05:04 PM
Okay, here's a few of my last customs, which i can't remember if i've showcased before but here goes anyway. First up is my freighter captain, made from the body of Sio Bibble (my first one who's head accidentaly twisted off hence being used for custom fodder) I decided i liked the blue so left it unpainted. His jacket is Ponda baba's and so are the arms. The epaulets are from episode one boss Nass and the helmet is from a G.I.JOE figure from years back, can't remember which one, one of the last ones anyway. The head is also G.I. JOE and i think it's from a rock'n'Roll figure.
I just threw the lot together and although he doesn't have arm articulation he still looks cool. Mean too. :p

02-04-2003, 05:10 PM
This one is a favourite of mine, It's a crewchick for the freighter in question and she's comprised of the legs and body from a commtech Leia, the arms from ceremonial leia(the 2-pack one that came with R2) the head of Lyn M, the jacket from a Kabe and the belt is a vintage Endor Leia with poncho belt. I lost the Leia years ago but somehow kept hold of the belt and poncho. She's my first female character and I wasn't able to get her articulated since i was learning about customising at the time so tore the pegs, but she's a nice starter i think. ;)

02-04-2003, 05:13 PM
Here's a crewman, he's made up from a dagobah luke, the cinema scene Ponda baba jacket and a G.I.JOE head from one of the pilots I think. I can't remember which one it was but i liked his square face and the flat top hairstyle. I went with a neutral blue for all the freighter crew because i thought it might tie in with the republic pilots somehow.

02-04-2003, 05:17 PM
Finally for the freighter crew we have the Twi'Lek mechanic. made from a vintage pruneface body and a vintage Bib Fortuna head. Just a simple repaint and head swap but it still looks different enough. I need to do some filling around the neck because the head won't sit right but other than that and a touch up on the paint I reckon he's done.

02-04-2003, 05:22 PM
Now we get to the spaceport. This one has been shown before but in a fuzzy out of focus pic. This is my spaceport 'escort' manager to be pc about it. I took another Dagobah Luke torso and arms and shoved them onto a pair of Ponda baba legs. gave it the coat from cerenmonial luke and the hat from Flashback luke Tatooine. The head is captain Panaka. Again dead simple but quite effective.

02-04-2003, 05:28 PM
next up is a conman and card sharp. This is bit of a disappointment because one of his arms didn't work right. It's basically the torso and legs of a commtech han solo, the head from the first tatooine luke and the arms from one of the Obi-Wan figures from either POTJ or EP1. I forget which but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I just ran into problems with the left arm peg fitting into the torso and i think i trimmed too much off. But I'll just glue it down and leave it at that.

02-04-2003, 05:32 PM
This one is one of my favorites. It;s a Snivvian made from a Wuher and a Takeel from the cantina aliens CS. So easy to do really but I hated the hump on Takeel and wanted a Snivvian that looked normal. Wuher was the only fat guy wearing the similar tunic style so off i went and Bob's your lobster. There's a wee gap at the belt line but considering the state of some of the latest stuff from hasbro i can overlook it.

02-04-2003, 05:37 PM
This is just a spaceport passenger but I kinda like the over all look despite the way too shiny paint work. I'll have to get some Matt varnish to finish him off properly and maybe cxhange the colors even but he's not bad. Again one of my very first customs.
Made from Rune Haako's torso and legs, Saesee Tiin's arms, Labria's head and hands, Luke tatooine's lower tunic and using a belt from a figure i had many many years ago from lord aloe knows what line. It was a larger scale though but the little bits added a nice dimension to the belt.

02-04-2003, 05:43 PM
Aaaaaand finally, this one I've shown before but again in a smaller and fuzzier pic and without his cool headgear i think. I also gave him a name which might not be brilliant but as this was indeed my first serious custom I feel very close to - Gordy Ignatious.
He's made from the torso arms and legs of Nute Gunray. The head and hands of Ponda Baba. The skirts from soft goods Darth Maul which i split apart and trimmed and glued under the rim of the torso. And his funky head gear is the accesssory from a really odd spiderman figure from the mid nineties. It was a contraption with bendy arms attached to it with claw hands on the ends. I just chopped off the arms and repainted the headband part silver. I just dig those pink shades on an Aqualish! :p

So that's me lot for now. Let me know what you think.

Darth Sidious
02-04-2003, 06:27 PM
Wow, I really like all of those, especially Gordy Ignatious. That is by far the best SW name I have ever heard. I'd like to see more aliens of his kind. You ought to make a Gordy Ignatious "Star Park" avatar. :D Keep up the good work! :)

02-05-2003, 07:39 AM
some very cool customs. I especially like the twilek "crewchick from the freighter", very nice:)

02-25-2003, 10:53 PM
Direct from the spare parts bag is Jedi Knight bo'Rang Ceipe-ay. An accountant at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, bo'Rang passed his trials when he was able to pay for creating, training, maintaining, and equipping an army of 1.2 million for a 10 year period without anyone else knowing. He was the second one up against the wall when the revolution came.

Sidiously Darth
04-13-2003, 02:37 AM
Well folks, I know it's been a while, almost a year, since I've posted anything new in the customs section. Things have settled down since 2002 and I hope to have more customs to show.

I have 2 new ones. The first is a Duros Jedi, no name as of yet.

The second is in it's proper section... ANH Customs. Please check it out.:D

04-13-2003, 08:44 AM
looks very cool, I always love seeing new custom jedis
nice work:)

Sidiously Darth
04-15-2003, 03:33 AM
Thanks 187-Maul!

Not to disappoint, here's another jedi from dark horse comics. I've always liked how Master Tholme has the short hair like a padawan but no braid.

Hopefully I'll have 2 more jedi, in fighting stances, in a few more days. :)

04-15-2003, 10:27 PM
Great customs you guys!

Here's a real easy one (I'm a lazy customizer). Calamri Jedi:
Basically it's just a head/arm swap with Nikto Jedi & POTJ Calamri. The arms and head don't fit quite right, but I think it looks kinda neat:

Sidiously Darth
04-15-2003, 10:59 PM
Hey jpak001! I think that custom looks really good. Mon Cal's heads are big anyway. The arm swaps look clean. Keep up the good work.

Sidiously Darth
04-16-2003, 08:13 AM
Finished my latest jedi last night. I'm trying to get some action-like poses and a little more color. Not to flashy, though, jedi aren't flashy.:D

04-17-2003, 12:09 AM
Thanks for the compliment Darth! That Ithorian Jedi is pretty damn cool, nice job!

Sidiously Darth
04-18-2003, 12:51 PM
Thanks jpak001! I was trying to get away from the browns and tans. So I decided on a greenish khaki color. I was happy with the way he turned out. As for the parts, I used the skirt & crotch section from a Maul figure that I had cut in half. B/c there was no stem, I lost the waist articulation but I really don't mind. I also used the cape from an extra Saga Vader I have in the customs box.

As for my next custom, he's a repainted Jinn Jedi Master w/ 2 sabers. I repainted the hair & beard and darkened parts of his tunic. I also added a nice battle scar on his face. Enjoy!

04-20-2003, 11:59 AM
very nice customs, both Sidiously Darth and jpak001
I'bne only done one jedi custom till now, although it was just a little "tweak" and actually is an AOTC custom, but since you guys are doindg a lot of jedis right now, I thought I could post mine here too (so please don't move it ACpin:) )

Sidiously Darth
04-21-2003, 06:51 PM
Here's another jedi custom to add to the ranks.
I really have to start giving these guys names. Any suggestions?

Sidiously Darth
04-21-2003, 07:05 PM
Here's another jedi. I've been going jedi crazy lately.:crazed:

Sidiously Darth
04-23-2003, 02:31 PM
Here's my newest custom and guess what, it's not a jedi. It's actually Vilmarh Grahrk, Villie, from Dark Horse comics. It's a simple custom I used Dash's body and Labria's, the Devaronian from the Cantina scene, head. I repainted his head a nice red and did some minor paint changes to the body. I'll probably make a couple more changes in the future. I just wanted to get this out to everyone. Enjoy!:cool:

04-23-2003, 06:45 PM
Check out my site for some EU customs

My site (http://www.geocities.com/darkjedi_70/Darrens_Star_Wars_Custom_Figures.html)

Sidiously Darth
05-20-2003, 03:17 PM
Hi All!

My latest custom is one I've been meaning to do for quite some time. I've seen quite a few Corran Horns in Jedi garb which have been great but I really liked the cover photo from I, Jedi. Well, here's my rendition of Corran complete w/ silver lightsaber and blaster.

I, Jedi (http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=4112758&a=30655198&p=63529510&f=0)

I used the body of a POTF2 Bespin Luke, a Ep. 1 Obi-Wan head minus the braid & tail & a Saga Kenobi lightsaber. I thought the hilt worked nicely since Corran's first lightsaber used the handlegrip from a speederbike.


05-30-2003, 10:00 PM
Here are some un-named Jedi

Head: Wal-greens policeman
Body: Kit Fisto
Arms: Nikto
Hands: Kit Fisto
Legs: Obi-wan soft goods
Lightsabers: Arena accessory

05-30-2003, 10:04 PM
Head: Burnout from Gi Joe
Body: Nikto
Arms: 1 darthmaul tatooine and 1 darthmaul dual
Legs: Nikto
Lightsaber: Obi-wan soft goods

05-30-2003, 10:06 PM
Head: Jurassic park Amanda Kirby
Rest: Sabe
Lightsaber: Dooku's extra

05-30-2003, 10:10 PM
Head: Endor Rebel Soilder
Body: Royal Guard
Arms: Kit Fisto
Hands: GI Joe Zartan
cloak: Nikto
Lightsabers: Arena accessory

05-30-2003, 10:15 PM
And a Sith

Head: Aura Sing
Body: Gi Joe Scarlett
Arms: Emperor Mill. Coin
Right hand: Sabe
Cloak: Royal Guard
Hood: Naboo Anakin
Lightsaber: Nikto's handle( i think) and Maul sith lord blade

05-30-2003, 10:18 PM
And a Smuggler

Head: Gi Joe Scarlett
Body: Aura Sing
Arms: Gi Joe Scarlett

Sidiously Darth
07-31-2003, 09:30 PM
Hi All!

Here's a recent custom of mine. I was inspired to customize this mysterious jedi from Republic #53. For the more curious, there is known relation to Wedge. The Council is not even sure if that is his real name.


Sidiously Darth
08-12-2003, 09:23 PM
Bumping up the Extended Universe Customs. This will help keep the individual threads together. Click through the other pages and you'll find some nice stuff.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 04:38 PM
Since my area has pretty much had a huge dry spell on basic Saga figures, etc. for the past six months, I finally turned to customizing my existing collection—with some help from KB Toys’ major clearance sales on SW figures. With all of these customs, I used various acrylic paints and acrylic sealer. So far, they seem to work very well—especially if you make a mistake (you can wet it and wipe it away if you catch it quick enough).

Now that I’ve gotten a hold of a digital camera (and my fiancée was a good enough sport to hold up the figures while I took pictures), I decided to post the customs I’ve made this past week and see what everyone thinks of them. Hope you like ‘em!!

Just as a quick side note, does anyone else think there should be a separate thread for Episode III concept figures?? Between our own expectations and info that has leaked out already, I’m sure there are plenty of other people working on Episode III figures already. Just a thought.

Anyways, here’s my first custom.

Stormtrooper (Clone Reveal)

Since the Stormtroopers have all but been absolutely confirmed to be clones, I decided to create an unmasked Stormtrooper that reveals the cloned face of Jango Fett.

This custom was problematic for several reasons, the least of which is that this was my first ever “boil and pop” head swap. First, my POTF2 Stormtrooper was starting to yellow from age, so I had to repaint the whole body. Second, the Stormtrooper head ripped off (probably because the plastic was old and weak). Third, Jango’s head is attached to some kind of anchoring ring inside the body. This means the “boil and pop” method alone won’t work. I had to cut the plastic too. After a little widening of the neck hole, the head popped right in—although the head has ZERO articulation now.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 04:45 PM
Just as an added touch, I used the Stormtrooper helmet from my POTF2 Luke Stormtrooper figure so that this figure could have a removable helmet.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:03 PM
This was my first full-blown custom figure (the Stormtrooper was an experimental “test run”), and I am very proud of this figure. In all, it was about three or four evenings worth of work for everything, and it involved the use of two figures for the body (Anakin Hanger Duel and Count Dooku) and accessories from Yoda, Bespin Vader, and Padme Pilot. This is my representation of how I think Anakin’s ultimate turn to Dark Side should happen in Episode III—including taking his Sith name prior to his crippling injuries. To this end, I created a customized Count Dooku and Obi-Wan to go along with Vader in a little “Cinema Scene.” I have a few ideas for the playset, but that’ll come in time.

I felt that Vader should slay Dooku in a very violent manner and then turn on Obi-Wan with Darth Sidious looking on via hologram. This is why Vader, now in all black and gray a la Darth Maul (which I used as a paint reference for the robes), is wearing Count Dooku’s cape. It’s sort of a trophy.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:08 PM
In terms of the cape, I was able to use part of an old silver anklet to create a real chain to hold the cape on Vader.

Because Vader has broken from his role as a Jedi apprentice, he has removed his Padawan braid, rejecting his Jedi training. If you look closely at the left side of his head, the braid has been cut off with an Exacto blade.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:12 PM
While his human hand is clutching his OT Sith lightsaber, Vader is firing Sith lightning from his mechanical hand (which I painted black to resemble his glove in the Dark Horse comics), a modification of Yoda’s Force effect. I trimmed part of the tip off to eliminate its’ heaviness and subsequent “drooping” problem that it tends to have. I just threaded the cut piece into the lightning closer to Vader’s hand.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:14 PM
Lastly, I made this figure a total package by including a relatively large custom accessory for Vader: a holoprojector with Darth Sidious. To build the holoprojector, I used parts from the radar tower packaged with Padme (Coruscant Attack). I superglued the tower halves together and glued that piece UNDERNEATH the base. Add in some electric blue paint in the grooves, and there’s your holoprojector. Lastly, I drilled a small hole in the base/projector so that a laser pointer could shine up through the hologram and give it an almost black-light glow.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:16 PM
This is the most detailed paint job I’ve done on my customs yet and projector the most “un-Star Wars-like” in terms of the violence depicted. However, I felt that Anakin’s turn would be so severe that he would attack with unleashed fury through a combination of Sith lightning and lightsaber attacks. Hence, the blood and bruisings. As a parallel to their encounter in Episode II, Dooku’s arm has been severed at the elbow—the same arm Anakin lost to the Sith Lord on Geonosis.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:21 PM
Here is a close-up of Dooku’s face. You can clearly see the effects of their duel through the bloodied and bruised face as well as the blood and dirt-stained tunic. Again, a bit too violent for Star Wars, but it’s closer to what would happen for real. Plus, it makes the whole scene much more dramatic. I also removed the painted-on chain after this picture was taken.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:23 PM
Originally this started as a simple correction of Obi-Wan’s “surfer dude” blonde hair, but it made sense to do some parts-swapping to create a Vader Duel Obi-Wan. I steered clear of additionally repainting because I don’t have a spare Obi-Wan Coruscant Chase to use.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:25 PM
To create the duel version, I added the energy effect from one of my Geonosian Warriors and slid the lightsaber blade through it. When positioned correctly, the tail end of the energy intertwines pretty well with Vader’s Sith lightning, re-enacting the same move Obi-Wan used to block Dooku’s lightning in Episode II.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:27 PM
As a sentimental touch to the encounter, I included the lightsaber hilt from Bespin Luke (Anakin’s old saber) and have Obi-Wan carrying it in his hand—almost as if he trying to return it to his old Padawan as part of his attempt to bring Anakin back from the Dark Side.

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:30 PM
These are simply repaints of the generic all-white Clonetrooper Army three-pack. Considering these are soldiers in a war, it didn’t make sense to have a Republic Gunship manned by Clonetroopers that looked like they just got washed and waxed. Therefore, I used a variety of reference photos to add blaster marks, scuffs, and scratches to their armor.

By the way, sorry about splitting this up through so many posts, but I wanted to make sure all the details really stood out and I can't post more than one attachment per post, so..... Anyways, these are the last two images for now. Let me know what you think!!

Sith Lord 0498
08-24-2003, 05:33 PM
And here's the crouching Clonetrooper (the lying down one is virtually the same as these two so no need to post that too).

Sidiously Darth
08-26-2003, 07:48 PM
Nice work Sith Lord. The battle damage on the clones looks great. What were you using to take pics?

Sith Lord 0498
08-28-2003, 04:47 PM
I borrowed my father's Sony Mavica digital camera. It's a couple years old, and it really takes crappy pictures. I tried taking them indoors and I couldn't get a clear close-up shot of anything within four feet of the camera. That's why they're all outdoors shots. Thankfully, it was one of the brightest days we've had up here in PA in a long time.

And the kicker is--it's a $700 camera!!! Truly not worth it.

09-16-2003, 05:54 PM
Hi there,

Here is a pic of my first carded custom figure. I had a spare Dash Rendar kicking about so I thought I'd put together an original style card for him. Please let me know what you think.


Sidiously Darth
09-17-2003, 05:56 PM
Good work mw!

That's one area I've never tried. What kind of printer did you use?

09-21-2003, 01:17 PM
I used my trusty old Xerox M750 and normal glossy photo paper glued to thin card. Incidentally, if anyone has any other good methods for rinting cards, i'd love to hear them.

THE Slayer
10-15-2003, 10:09 PM
Well I'm about to try and make some cards, I should have them done within a week. I'll let you know how they turn out . . .

10-24-2003, 11:27 AM
Okay, inspired by Hasbro's Clone Wars line, here's my version of Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus, during the CW. Notice, he's started to show signs of Dark Side decay.
Dooku01 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku0.jpg)
Dooku02 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku1.jpg)
Dooku03 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku2.jpg)
Dooku04 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku3.jpg)
Dooku05 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku4.jpg)
Dooku06 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku5.jpg)
Dooku07 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku6.jpg)
Dooku08 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku7.jpg)
Dooku09 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-dooku8.jpg)

10-24-2003, 12:00 PM
I've also done a Clone Wars-era Palpatine. This was prior to photos of Ian McDiarmid in Episode III appearing on the Net. Not only has the war aged him, but Dark Side decay is advancing.
Palpatine01 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine1.jpg)
Palpatine02 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine2.jpg)
Palpatine03 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine3.jpg)
Palpatine04 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine4.jpg)
Palpatine05 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine5.jpg)
Palpatine06 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine6.jpg)
Palpatine07 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine7.jpg)
Palpatine08 (http://www.ffurg.com/casting_call/clonewars/cw-cziraky-palpatine8.jpg)

Dr Zoltar
10-24-2003, 02:16 PM
Very, very nice. I really like the Palpatine paint job.

Sidiously Darth
01-02-2004, 03:56 PM
Wow! Can't believe how long it's been since I posted a new custom. I am truly appalled at myself. Anyway, here's my custom Sharad Hett. I haven't put a clear coat on him yet and I need some dulling spray to take the shine off his boots. I'll post another pic once he's finished, plus a pic of his son Asharad, once he's done. Enjoy!

THE Slayer
02-08-2004, 06:09 PM
Here is an EU custom I made, based mostly off some of my EU art.

Reefer Shark
08-26-2004, 09:31 PM
Here's a custom 12" Cay Qel Droma (from the Tales of the Jedi comic series) I had made years ago. It had gotten lost in a move, and he just re-surfaced when I was going through some boxes in storage.

Here's a breakdown of the custom:

Head = GI Joe head w/sculpy hair (then painted the hair & eyebrows)

Body = early SW/GIJoe HOF style body. The reason I used this crappy body is explained below...

Robotic arm = Stripped the "flesh" (rubber) off the HOF arm which exposed an inner skeleton (this also increased articulation). Then I glued on various Spawn parts (hand from the Manga Clown) and painted it silver w/black wash.

Lightsaber = An exhaust from a action fleet X-wing, plus other various parts glued together. Then painted silver w/black wash (blue blade from a early 12" luke).

Clothes = various items from the old "soldiers of the world" 12" line. Belt from a luke 12"er, cape is just some fabric I got at a fabric store.

So there it is! It actually took a while and was quite a bit of work. I had to sew, and I had no idea how to do it. But in the end, I was very hapy with it! :smoker:

What do you think?