Friday, January 30, 2015

"LANDO CALRISSIAN" created by Darth Daddy

After watching "Idiot's Array" on the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels, last week, I had a desire to finish I project that I had set aside for a time.  I knew I had a pair of forearms from a Vintage Bom Vimdim that needed to be dug out from behind several rows of carded action figures that were stored on our fodder shelves.  A fun return to Star Wars by the character of Lando Calrissian gave me the incentive to get on it, and get the figure made finally.  I did a spring cleaning and reorganized our shelving and while I was at it, I acquired the parts that I needed.

I used the Star Wars Vintage Collection Lando Calrissian from the 2010 collection with the forearms of the Bom Vimdim action figure so my custom would have ball jointed elbows.  I modified the upper arms of the Lando figure with a Dremel so it could accept the ball joint,  I also switched the original head that was on the figure with the Vintage Sandstorm Outfit Lando head to finish the figure.

I saw another customizer use a similar recipe a while back, but he used the entire Bom Vimdim arm in his custom.  It made the shoulders a bit more pronounced so I kept the original shoulders on mine. The recipe I used provided me with "my" ultimate Lando figure.  I couldn't be happier now that he's done. It's funny how an easy custom can still be a very satisfying custom.

As a bonus, I included the .jpeg that Yakface.com shared this week of the printable puffer pig crate that could be found on the "Idiot's Array" episode.



"LANDO CALRISSIAN" 
created by Darth Daddy









 Lando Calrissian on Star Wars Rebels.



Click the image above to print your own to display with your Star Wars Rebels figures.



 Puffer Pig


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Zeb's Extended Bow Rifle" created by Darth Daddy

As soon as I finished creating the extended bow rifle for my custom Agent Kallus action figure, I knew I needed to create an extended bow rifle to use with our Zeb action figures.  Especially if we wanted to recreate that epic battle between Kallus and Zeb in the Rebels episode Droids in Distress.

To make the extended version of Zeb's bow rifle I used some clear styrene rod and then used twisted clear rubber bands to simulate the pulsing energy strands found at the ends.  It used two of Zeb's rifles to arrange the bow rifle the way that I did it.  I included work in progress pictures at the bottom so you can see where I extended the bow rifle with the polystyrene rod.  The clear rubber bands are glued in place with krazy glue.  I drilled through and into some of the Hasbro bow rifle parts so the polystyrene would have stronger connections when glued into place.


"Zeb's Extended Bow Rifle"
created by Darth Daddy










SUPER-ARTICULATED
"GARAZEB ORRELIOS aka ZEB"
created by SWK KUSTOMS

 &
SUPER-ARTICULATED
"AGENT KALLUS" 
created by Darth Daddy













WORK IN PROGRESS

PICTURES


 Dad used 2 bow rifles, clear styrene rod, krazy glue and clear rubber bands to create an extended bow rifle for Zeb.



 After I painted the bow rifle a uniform color and painted the clear rubber bands purple, I added a brown wash to bring out the details.  Afterwards, I painted the bandages on the weapon a light beige color, and then added a brown wash over that paint layer as well.



Dad's version of "Zeb's Extended Bow Rifle" was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.




"AGENT KALLUS" 
created by Darth Daddy





SUPER-ARTICULATED
"GARAZEB ORRELIOS aka ZEB"
created by SWK KUSTOMS