Monday, March 2, 2015

The Star Wars Underworld Makes a Visit to "Customs for the Kid"

Yesterday Chris Seekell from The Star Wars Underworld made a visit to our house. We gave him a tour of Customs for the Kid and took about a 1/2 hour of video showing all of our custom collection. We even talked a little about our customizing process. We'll post the video footage when the editing is complete.











"WAN SANDAGE" painted by Elias

Last year around the holidays, I bought my 11 year old son, Elias, some of the podracer cast figure models that were created by ASIS FILM MODELS. Although the figures offered no articulation, the sculpts were really amazing!

Recently Elias painted the Wan Sandage that we received to display with his podracer collection.  Elias' paintwork was masterfully applied and he added another great podracer to his Phantom Menace collection.  Stay tuned for more podracers throughout the month of March!



"WAN SANDAGE"
painted by Elias
sculpt and cast created by ASIS FILM MODELS























Monday, February 23, 2015

"ZEB's BO-RIFLE MODIFICATION" created by Darth Daddy

This is just a quick modification that you can  make to Zeb's Bo-Rifle if you have a drill, krazy glue, and some small rare earth magnets on hand.  Just drill two small holes in to the triangles on the back of the Zeb action figure and two more into Zeb's Bo-Rifle and the weapon will attach to his back just like in the show.  I used an X-acto knife to adjust the weapon so it is positioned like it is when it is closed.  I just cut off the trigger and handle and then glued them into the reconfigured location.  It should take you less than thirty minutes to perform this modification.


"ZEB's BO RIFLE MODIFICATION" 
created by Darth Daddy






 Magnets were inserted in the center of the triangles on Zeb's back.


 The raised bumps were also drilled out and magnets were inserted and glued into place to line up with the magnets in the center of the triangles.








Zeb's Extended Bo-Rifle


Monday, February 16, 2015

TWELFTH PARSEC STORE - NOW OPEN!




Last night we received an email from Twelfth Parsec to let us know that their new online store is open for business.  Those of you who participated in their Indiegogo Space Trees campaign know how good the quality is on these products.  Their webstore offers their Space Tree sets with expansion pieces, as well as some "new" quality "Who Shot First" diorama sets with or without LED lighting.

We recommend heading over and grabbing all your wallets will allow!



























Sunday, February 15, 2015

"C1-10P" aka "CHOPPER" with Accessories by DARTH DADDY

So I wasn't really happy with the first custom action figure of Chopper that I made, so I took one more crack at him.  This time I used the arms from the front of the Ralph McQuarrie R2-D2 that I realized I should have used immediately after finishing my last version.  It's funny how the best piece could be right there under your nose and you still completely miss it. I inserted magnets at each end of the arm for articulation.

I also added a few extra accessories that I didn't provide the last time around. A wheel made from a recycled plastic Chinese food container, some clear styrene rod, a magnet, and some Green Stuff. Once I finished the fabrication of the wheel, I sculpted a rocket booster from Green Stuff, glue gun, that I then finished off with a few washes of sepia and red.  I really like that these simple modifications provided so much more from this Chopper compared to my last stab at it.   I just showed this figure on the last episode of The Wolpack Podcast when I appeared as a guest, so I figured I should finish him up and get him posted since he was sort of revealed already.  

Hope you all enjoy!


"C1-10P" aka "CHOPPER" 
with Accessories 
created by DARTH DADDY







Small magnets were inserted in the head to attach and articulate the arms.


A magnet was attached at the base of the figure also. 


As well as to the top of the wheel.












 I even put a magnet into the rocket booster.












I still want to make a few adjustments to the rocket booster before I'll call this one complete.