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Yakfinities # 45 – Imperial Troopers ~ 501st Legion Imperial ARC Lieutenant

Posted in Contests, Custom Figures, Saga Collection, The Clone Wars on September 14, 2012 by botwt

For the Yakfinities # 45 – Imperial Troopers contest I decided to build a simple 501st Legion Imperial ARC Lieutenant. It was comprised of the 2012 CW2 Phase II Clone Trooper head, the Saga Collection Commander Appo’s pauldron and the 2010 CW ARC Troopers Battle Pack blue ARC Trooper’s body. No painting or converting was done to the figure…just some simple parts swapped to create a different looking figure.

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest ~ Final Entry

Posted in 30th Anniversary Collection, Contests, Custom Figures, The Clone Wars, Vintage Collection, Vintage Original Trilogy on February 21, 2012 by botwt

And here are the three customs that I will enter into the TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest. The Sith Pureblood Inquisitor, the Aqualish Sith Warrior and the Prototype T7 Astromech Droid.

You can enter the contest up till 11:59 PM Central Standard Time, Monday April 30, 2012 at these website addresses:

http://echobase.d2i.net/index.php?topic=810.0

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=7554.0

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6754

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest ~ Prototype T7 Astromech Droid

Posted in 30th Anniversary Collection, Contests, Custom Figures, Vintage Original Trilogy on February 20, 2012 by botwt

For this droid I used the original 1980’s Empire Strikes Back FX-7 Medical Droid’s head with the body and legs of 30th Anniversary McQuarrie Concept R2-D2. The rear wheel and sensor eye were pinched from a Games Workshop 40K Space Marines Speeder Bike. I was confused about a paint scheme, so I went with a very similar dull/dirty metallic base (very much like the original color scheme of the concept R2, but had to repaint the whole model to make the head match the body) with similar blue and gold accent coloring to the above photo.

Prototype T7 Astromech Droid

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest ~ Sith Warrior

Posted in 30th Anniversary Collection, Contests, Custom Figures, The Clone Wars, Vintage Collection on February 15, 2012 by botwt

I only played the new Star Wars: The Old Republic game for the first few levels (my friend’s account) which is what gave me the idea for this Sith Warrior. I believe that the only races you could be for the Sith Warrior were the Sith Pureblood, Zabrak, Human and the Cyborg Human, but I decided to create an Aqualish Sith even though there isn’t an option for one in the game…hell, I just wanted to be creative and different.

So for this piece I used the Vintage Collection VC79 Darth Sidious’ waist and legs, the 30th Anniversary Collection Concept Boba Fett’s torso and arms and the 30th Anniversary Collection Po Nudo’s head and hands. I went with the Concept Boba Fett’s upper body because the armor (though concept Mandalorian) didn’t resemble a current species already and figured it would offer up a convincing look for my Sith. The paint job included everything from the waist up, and I went with the sickly look to his skin (similar to a Darth Malgus or even Sidious himself) from the results of the poll I posted earlier. I considered going with armored legs as well, but opted for a Sith Warrior that wasn’t all decked out just yet…maybe he is just a fledgling warrior.

I also created a unique looking lightsaber for this guy as well. It is half of a Darth Maul double-bladed saber and a leftover Clone Wars Asajj Ventress holoreceiver I had laying about.

Sith Warrior

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest ~ Sith Inquisitor (Completed)

Posted in 30th Anniversary Collection, Contests, Custom Figures, The Clone Wars, Vintage Collection on February 6, 2012 by botwt

Finally finished with my Sith Pureblood Inquisitor. I figured that the head is the most impressive part of this figure and did not want to take away from it by cluttering up the figure with lots of different parts and paint schemes; not to mention that the artwork I drew my inspiration from seemed to lean toward a black robed figure. So the parts used for this model were the 30th Anniversary The Sith Evolutions Darth Sidious body and hands, the Vintage Collection Darth Sidious’ robe and lightsaber (with a slight repaint of the hilt) and the Clone Wars Captain Rex head.

Sith Pureblood Inquisitor

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest ~ Sith Inquisitor

Posted in Contests, Custom Figures, The Clone Wars on February 5, 2012 by botwt

For my Sith Inquisitor I decided to go with a Sith Pureblood. In order to make this character’s head I took a Clone Wars Captain Rex head and began sculpting the facial tentacles, protruding forehead/eyebrow region and horny cheek areas. Overall I am impressed by the similar look I achieved to the samples above. More to come soon.

TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest

Posted in Contests, Custom Figures on February 5, 2012 by botwt

For the TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest I decided to create a Sith Inquisitor, a Sith Warrior, and a prototype T7-series astromech droid to round out my required three customs for this contest. The above pictures will serve as my inspiration for these pieces.

You can enter the contest up till 11:59 PM Central Standard Time, Monday April 30, 2012 at these website addresses:

http://echobase.d2i.net/index.php?topic=810.0

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=7554.0

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6754