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post Feb 23 2011, 09:10 PM
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Hi All,

Took some time recently to put together a couple of customs I had in the back of my mind for a while, again ideas that are around 3+ years old...

Mara Jade - Emperor's Hand



Parts:
Full Figure & Saber Hilt - 30AC HTTE Comic Pack Mara Jade
Saber Blade - 30AC Mace Windu
Cape - Unknown

So for the most part this is a simple repaint of the 30AC Mara Jade figure as I tried to match the look of the Shannon Baska image (Click Here). I originally was trying to pair the figure with the VOTC Luke arms thinking the smallish size of the arms might work, turns out it didn't so I stuck with the original arms. The cape is an interesting story as I found it at a vintage toy shop years back thinking it was from POTF Lando, of course it isn't but I have no idea where it's from. However it works perfect for this custom. I repainted the hair to give it a more darker red look - the pics do make it look more brown than red though. I had to repaint the eyes on this one as they had the looking up syndrome many Hasbro figs have had as of late. I removed the atrociously huge holster and swapped blades on the lightsaber to give it a deeper look. After taking the pics, I found I missed a couple of spots on the feet with regards to the paintjob so that's going to have to be fixed.

Dagobah Training Luke Skywalker - Super Articulated



Parts:
Head, Torso, Pelvis - OTC Dagobah Luke
Arms - VOTC Tatooine Luke
Legs, Belts, Weapons - VTAC Bespin Luke

For the longest time I've wanted to put together this figure, I had all the parts but fell far behind in accomplishing my goal. But finally, this guy is off the checklist! The starting point on this one was the legs, pulling them off the source figure was such a pain as the peg mushroom is huge! This required me to crack the source figure pelvis completely apart and then cut up the peg to get it into the new pelvis. As such there is a bit of a gap between parts but it does move nicely. The legs and pelvis were repainted to properly match color. The arms were a different story as their pegs were far too small for the torso, so I had to fill in the arm holes there with sculpey. After sufficient curing, the arms fit fine and allow for a nice range of motion. The belt is removable as I put a cut at the thigh strap and it can then slide down the legs. The entire figure was given a paint wash to give the appearance of the mud and grime of Dagobah.

Corran Horn - Battle of Ithor



Parts:
Body - TVC Endor Capture Luke
Head - TLC Corran Horn
Left Hand - 30AC Comic Pack Luke
Lightsaber - Random hilt and Mara Jade blade

So this custom came up by random chance as I was looking up source images for a future custom and came across This One From Wikipedia. That's the Japanese cover for the NJO paperback Ruin from one of my fave authors Michael Stackpole. The cover depicts Corran Horn at the Battle of Ithor and combines two of my favorite things about Star Wars, Corran Horn and the Jedi Luke outfit! Once I saw this pic I had to make the custom and it's a simple job - repainted the hair on the Corran head, repainted the right hand and put in a new left hand and painted that up to match the fingerless gloves. The lightsaber blade is a nice mix of the silver normal length blade and the purple super-size blade that Corran uses. I'm really enjoying this custom, unfortunately it will only be a temporary custom as I'm going to need the head elsewhere.

And finally a bonus, after getting the TVC Endor Capture Jedi Luke variant card I had a little fun and snapped the pic below. The custom vintage figure is one I made years ago - POTF Endor Poncho Luke w/ ROTJ Jedi Luke head and repro weapons - and the TVC cardback was perfect for a quick display.



So that was a lot of work done recently on my part, now back to the cave this hermit goes. Any comments, suggestions, critiques are always welcomed.

Happy Customizing!


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tonphanan
post Feb 23 2011, 10:22 PM
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Sometimes you have to cut the other guy's arm off.
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Nice repaint job on Mara. Your mystery caps works well.

Aside form the leg gap the Dagobah Luke is nice looking figure. How do you cure the sculpty and still keep articulation? When I cure it in a joint it becomes a solid and locked piece so I have to leave it uncured to keep the movement.

I sooo need a Corran Horn head. Aside form being one of my favorite characters your custom captures his Jedi look. Too bad he is only a temporary figure.


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post Feb 24 2011, 08:45 AM
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All your customs are amazing. thumbup.gif


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