Sunday, October 31, 2010
This is a project between me and my good friend and fellow toy maker Tankster! I handled the figure portion while Tankster handled making the custom claw weapons. The figure was made from various GI Joe components, with a Prince of Persia guy head and sculpted beard and dreads. One of the best and most innovative of the toy customizers out there, Tankster has made this figure stand out a ton more and has completed the project with the addition of the claw weapons. This project was the prize made by us for fellow S12 member Proteus for top placement in a recent contest.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Kyle Katarn has always been one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars expanded universe. However, he has never really had a decent looking figure. Hasbro's newest comic pack version was okay, but I really didn't like the way he stood with the legs he had so I swapped out his lower half with another set I had in my fodder bin. I then gave him a total re paint to give him a more gritty look. I really like how he came out and he is one of my favorite customs.
With the release of The Force Unleashed 2 already out, I got inspired to re-make Vader's secret apprentice in his original digs from the first game...I used the 3 pack apprentice set here for the base figure, then a TRU boxed set Marek head, belt, and saber since they all better reflect Galen's likeness. Lastly, I switched out his feet with some GI Joe 25th Storm Shadow feet so that he could have the wrapping extended over his boots. Some paint apps later, and now I have an accurate looking Galen Marek code named "Starkiller" figure!
Quinlan Vos kinda reminds me of the Star Wars version of GI Joe's Spirit...Anyways, I was disappointed when I aquired this fig that he lacked any knee or ankle articulation so I fixed that by switching out his lower half with that of a Galen Marek set I had lying around. I dig this look for Master Vos as I think that the wrapped lower legs match well with his wrapped forearms. After matching up some colors my version of Quinlan Vos is ready for my display!