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post Jun 7 2005, 12:24 PM
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Just finished this one today: Biggs as he appears in the Anchorhead cutscene from A New Hope. The Biggs doll is from the F.A.O. Schwartz Biggs & Wedge two-pack, with a tiny bit of dark brown wash on the hair. His shirt, jacket, and cape are hand-sewn -- the jacket in particular was murder! (The brown pants are Ken pants from the 80's sometime. smile.gif )

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post Jun 7 2005, 07:12 PM
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My only comment is that I think Bigg's jacket is tan, a little lighter than Luke Bespin.


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post Jun 7 2005, 11:47 PM
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It looks pretty darn good to me. wink.gif


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post Jun 8 2005, 01:05 AM
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QUOTE (Delaton @ Jun 7 2005, 07:12 PM)
My only comment is that I think Bigg's jacket is tan, a little lighter than Luke Bespin.

actually I think it's more of a grey. though I've seen reference pics where you could think it's a light tan, grey, or white. so it's a bit of a conundrum;

I think the custom looks pretty good, a great job on making his clothing. I do notice that the lips look a bit too pinkish in the pics. is this intended, as it does kinda stand out. great stuff overall though, now its time for you to make a 3.75" scale Biggs! smile.gif

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post Jun 8 2005, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Corran, the pink lips are definitely not intended. The only painting I did on the figure was to add a bit of wash to the hair. In real life, they're just a touch pink, but not obtrusively so, and on my screen it didn't look too pink at all -- just same color as his skin. Maybe it's that they look a little shiny in the light? Also, I have yet to get the white balance on my camera to behave itself in all the halogen lamps we have all over the place -- an ongoing challenge...

As for jacket color... I have about 10 reference pictures or so, and after eyeballing them all, I'm inclined to think it's a sort of off-white color -- which is still closer to white than beige or gray! smile.gif Maybe I'll rub it with something, or give it a light dye job at some point (it's denim, so it should take). At this point, though, I'd rather not make him a whole new jacket -- sewing that dang thing by hand was the hardest part of this custom, by far. Though who knows, maybe at some point I'll redo all his clothes -- gosh knows they aren't perfect examples of the seamstress's craft, by any means! blushing.gif


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post Jun 8 2005, 07:19 PM
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gosh knows they aren't perfect examples of the seamstress's craft, by any means! 

Anyone who can sew something that small and detailed always gets my admiration. I know I couldn't do it.


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post Jun 9 2005, 08:34 PM
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I think it's really well done. I usually don't look at the 12" customs, but I checked this out for the heck of it. Based on the parts that you have to work with, I think you did it really well.

I was to make a comment... the pockets look a little 'clumpy'. This is a problem with fabric on figures and is more so of a problem on figures smaller than 12". Some people may frown upon my advice, but I think attaching smaller features on cloth might work better using fabric glue rather than sewing them on. It's easier and you get more of a flat look.


The other thing I would like to see fixed is that the jacket is a little too short. I would like to see it a little longer (maybe a centimetre or so).

The lips look fine as they are. In fact, I think they look really realistic.


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post Jun 9 2005, 10:01 PM
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Finds,
I dont know where to begin really. I think it's great. I remember you lamenting over his jacket, one night in chat. I think it turned out great. I dig the cape. The only critique from above that i'll echo is Boshuda's comment on his pockets being a bit puffy. I'd like to see him in that one hand on hip, one knee up on a step pose that you see in all the reference pics.

Nice score on the ken pants too!


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post Jun 10 2005, 02:44 PM
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Boshuda, yes, the pockets are a bit bulky, alas. sad.gif It's probably because didn't have a proper pattern for the pockets; I had to take apart the ones from a 12" Han jacket and tried to follow how those were made, only my fabric was a good bit thicker than the Han jacket fabric. blushing.gif Ah well, live and learn...

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post Jun 10 2005, 03:25 PM
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finds,
very well done. applause from all around.


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