Archive for May, 2012

Sith Head (WIP)

Posted in Custom Figures, The Clone Wars on May 27, 2012 by botwt

I’ve been slowly struggling to get things completed lately, but I did manage to sculpt some cybernetics onto this figures head and then drop a base coat of color on it…still a long ways from the finish line. I was planning to have this figure completed to enter into the Imperial Shipyards Hide In Plain Sight Contest as the photo novel character Nicola Acris created by CloneCrazy.  Sadly, real life likes to rear its head now and again and put a halt to my hobby progress…so now Nicola Acris will be turned into some Sith-type figure.

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Desert Nomad Ben Kenobi

Posted in Custom Figures, Saga Legends, The Clone Wars on May 7, 2012 by botwt

When Sideshow Collectibles announced through a teaser video back in Decemeber that they were going to be releasing a Desert Nomad Ben Kenobi Maquette, I knew I wanted to make this character into an action figure. So I started this figure with the SL12 Obi-Wan Kenobi, used the hands from some Clone Trooper and the Republic backpack was pinched from the Clone Wars line. The other parts were just fodder bits from my parts drawer…including a Tusken Raider sniper rifle, a pair of macrobinoculars, as well as the hilt of Anakin’s lightsaber (Luke’s future lightsaber) that I added to his belt. All his soft goods were roughed up and distressed, painted his beard and mustache fully (stock paint job was just horrible), and also painted some weathering to his clothing and boots.

Desert Nomad Ben Kenobi