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tykrazen
post Jan 21 2008, 05:25 PM
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I've always been fascinated by carded vintage figures, but I'm too cheap to buy any. Since recards are a dangerous thing, I decided to build my own vintage line. For this subset, my goal is create a series of figures that could have been released by Kenner in 1979. I haven't finalized how many figures I am adding (somewhere between 5-8). Each needs to be repeatable - any modifications must be easy to replicate or failing that, I need be able to cast the modified parts. Paint applications should be limited similar to the Kenner figures -- typically this will mean less than 4 colors per figure. They will be all carded in replica bubbles. The card backs will be similar in style to the 32 back -Star Wars transition cards (Basically a 21 back with my added figures in the lower half of the card back). I'm building hand painted "prototypes" of each figure to photograph before assembling all the card backs, but I do plan on moving to airbrushing and paint masks when the final versions are produced. I am looking to make these as close to Kenner's line as possible so they fit seamlessly in.

Figures that are in various stages of prototyping include: Star Pilot (aka Boshek), Crocker (Saurin from the cantina), Rebel Mechanic, Rebel Trooper, Luke Skywalker (in Rebel Ceremony Outfit), Grand Moff Tarkin, Long Snoot (Garindan), Battle Damaged R2-D2. Also under consideration are Uncle Owen, Sandtrooper, and Pig Nose (Dr. Evazan). It is possible some of these may not make the final cut.

The thread on the custom figures is located
here on FFURG.

Here are the cards completed to date:








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- tykrazen   Vintage Project - Anh Expansion 3/08 Update   Jan 21 2008, 05:25 PM
- - meccano-man   The Grand Moff Tarkin card is the very best. I lik...   Jan 21 2008, 05:48 PM
- - weechee   I enjoyed looking at these figures earlier in the ...   Jan 21 2008, 07:37 PM
- - Glassman6   I noticed your vintage figs also tyk, and these ar...   Jan 22 2008, 09:29 AM
- - tykrazen   QUOTE (meccano-man @ Jan 21 2008, 04:48 ...   Jan 23 2008, 11:34 AM
- - weechee   ESB doesnt offer that many that spring to mind but...   Jan 23 2008, 08:24 PM
- - tykrazen   Bumped to add Rebel Trooper Card   Feb 20 2008, 01:26 PM
- - Glassman6   Another great card tyk. Do you have pics of the c...   Feb 25 2008, 09:26 AM
- - tykrazen   Not yet because the cardback isn't done... but...   Feb 25 2008, 10:18 AM
- - Glassman6   I saw you made a rebel transport, are you planning...   Feb 27 2008, 12:31 PM
- - tykrazen   I'm planning on making 3: The Rebel Transport;...   Feb 27 2008, 12:55 PM
- - Glassman6   Looking forward to it. Its great stuff.   Feb 28 2008, 01:20 PM
- - tykrazen   The transport is done so I took the cardback photo...   Mar 8 2008, 03:29 PM
- - weechee   When will we get to see these cards with the figs ...   Mar 8 2008, 11:14 PM
- - tykrazen   You'll see them when the cardback is completed...   Mar 11 2008, 08:42 AM
- - tykrazen   Here is the 28back draft. Any feedback would be h...   Mar 14 2008, 08:11 AM
- - thehigherstandard   Looks pretty cool to me (although the image was to...   Mar 14 2008, 08:18 AM
- - tykrazen   I'm having trouble finding somewhere to host i...   Mar 14 2008, 08:49 AM
- - weechee   QUOTE (thehigherstandard @ Mar 14 2008, 08:18...   Mar 15 2008, 11:19 AM
- - tykrazen   MONTHS later... LOL This project went a bit off t...   Aug 31 2008, 10:59 AM
- - Glassman6   This is great work Tyk. Really like the addition o...   Sep 3 2008, 02:11 PM
- - tykrazen   I carded the first two - Corners rounded, hangtabs...   Sep 13 2008, 03:14 PM


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